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Founders DKML Imperial Barrel-Aged Malt Liquor joins Backstage Series later this year

June 12, 2017 - 1:22pm

[Press Release:]

This year’s fourth Barrel-Aged Series offering is the brewery’s first-ever malt liquor

(Grand Rapids, MI) – Founders Brewing Co. announced today that they will launch DKML, an imperial malt liquor aged in bourbon barrels, as the next installment in the Barrel-Aged Series. DKML is perfectly timed for the midway mark of the brewery’s 20th anniversary celebration in 2017. This new release is Founders’ take on what could be the first malt liquor worthy of a glass. Celebrated as share-worthy, DMKL is a highly experimental release that has been in the works for several years after multiple trail batches.

DKML is an imperial malt liquor brewed with corn and lager yeast cultivated by Spanish brewer Mahou San Miguel as part of their partnership with Founders. It shows a smooth sweetness with vanilla tones and light fruitiness thanks to its time spent aging in bourbon barrels. It was finished with a healthy dose of dry-hopping to achieve the desired flavor profile.

“I’m always looking for new ways to rethink what we have to offer,” said Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki. “With DKML I wanted to do something totally original, and I don’t know anyone in the craft beer world who is barrel-aging malt liquor. After some early trials, we ended up with Mahou’s lager yeast to brew a really amazing malt liquor, and then we did what we do best – barrel-aged it. The bourbon barrel smoothed it out while giving it that ‘kick’ you would expect from an imperial malt liquor.”

DKML is the fourth annual release in the brewery’s 2017 Barrel-Aged Series, preceded by Frootwood, KBS and Doom. In addition to Backwoods Bastard, there is one remaining beer yet to be announced in the series this year.

DKML will be available in the taproom beginning on July 1, 2017 with the remaining 46-state distribution area receiving it later in July. DKML will have a suggested retail price of $14.99/4-pack 12oz bottles and $11.99/750mL bottle.

Founders will announce the remaining undisclosed release in the Barrel-Aged Series later this year.

About Founders Brewing Co.

Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens—with day jobs and a dream, Founders Brewing Co. brews complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. Founders ranks among the top 20 largest craft breweries in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing. The brewery has received numerous awards from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival, and RateBeer and BeerAdvocate users often rate its beers among the best in the world. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild. For more information, visit foundersbrewing.com or follow Founders on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About the Barrel-Aged Series

Crafting legendary barrel-aged beers is an exercise in patience. We start by brewing complex, world-class beer worthy of time in a barrel. Then, our experience and years spent mastering our craft means we know exactly when it’s been aged to perfection. After one sip, you’ll know – it was worth the wait.

Cascade Manhattan NW 2015 released, Crazy Navel 2016 ETA announced

June 6, 2017 - 10:12pm

[Press Release:]

(Portland, OR) – Cascade Brewing will release its Manhattan NW 2015 project today at 12pm PDT; and on June 13, it will release Crazy Navel 2016. Both projects will be available in bottle and draft at its two pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House and Raccoon Lodge – and through its distribution channels.

Manhattan NW is a blend of sour quad and blond ales aged in bourbon barrels with sour pie cherries and apricot noyaux. A tribute to the classic Manhattan cocktail, this unique sour beer interpretation features flavors of bourbon, maraschino cherries, bitter almond and rich malt backbone (10.3% ABV).

Crazy Navel 2016 is a blend of sour wheat and blond ales aged in oak wine barrels for 14 months with fresh orange zest. Using both Cara Cara and Heirloom varietals, Crazy Navel captures the essence of the navel orange balanced with a refreshingly tart and dry base beer (7.6% ABV).

“Manhattan NW has long been one of our most popular releases and is one of highest rated beers in our portfolio,” explained Tim Larrance, vice president of sales and marketing. “We’re also excited about our long awaited new orange project, Crazy Navel, and are confident it will be a summer hit.”

Manhattan NW is a tier three offering, while Crazy Navel is a tier one. The new bottles have distinct label styles for each of the three Cascade Brewing pricing tiers, with each label within the tier utilizing distinctive colors to clearly differentiate each beer. The tiers differ by the style of beer used in the product, the type ingredients contained within, the time aged in the barrels and types of barrels used.

About Cascade Brewing
Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation. These beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from the acid, the fruit and the residual flavors present in the barrels in which they age. The resulting beers offer a complex array of flavors and aromas derived from with each project year release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade Brewing’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon. Cheers to the Sours. Enjoy in a profoundly wise manner.

Overview
Website: CascadeBrewing.com
Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @CascadeBrewing
Hashtag: #CascadeSours #ManhattanNW #CrazyNavel

French Broad Brewing Co. of Asheville, NC, acquired by Chapel Hill-based locals

June 6, 2017 - 9:46pm

[Press Release:]

(Asheville, NC) — As of June 1, 2017, French Broad Brewing Company is under new ownership. Paul Casey and his wife Sarah, from Chapel Hill, NC, finalized the purchase of the French Broad Brewery yesterday. French Broad is considered one the oldest breweries in the Asheville area and is recognized as a pioneer that helped establish the craft beer culture in the local market. They are best known for their Gateway Kölsch, 13 Rebels ESB and Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale. The Caseys see the opportunity to return to growth, further mature the brand and re-engage the beer community in Asheville and across the state.

“We are excited about the opportunity to be a part of the French Broad story. It has a history with the Asheville community and with the beer industry at large,” said Paul Casey, entrepreneur and French Broad Brewing Company owner. “French Broad was once considered a pioneer and innovator and we want to return to that position and re-engage the community. I am honored to take this brand to the next level and maximize its potential.”

With the same team in place that currently manages the French Broad, the Caseys plan to renovate and expand the existing tap room while continuing to meet on- and off-premise demand. Casey would like to invest in producing more seasonals and one-off brews in an effort to stay relevant and increase demand.

“French Broad is one of our area’s legacy brewers and one of the founding members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance. They are a vital part of our community and with new ownership, they will continue to honor their heritage and also be in a better position to expand with the craft brewing scene,” said Kendra Penland, Executive Director of the Asheville Brewers Alliance. “We are excited for Paul and the French Broad Brewery family and look forward to working with and supporting them for many years to come.”

To learn more about French Broad Brewery, please visit FrenchBroadBrewery.com.

About French Broad Brewery

Founded in 2001, French Broad Brewery is located in Asheville, NC. The brewery is a continental European-style production brewery. Their beer can be found throughout the Carolinas and the southeast. In Asheville, the brewery has 93 tap lines in 61 locations. To learn more about French Broad Brewery, visit FrenchBroadBrewery.com.

Boulevard Brewing Co. breaks ground on $10 million expansion at Kansas City brewery

June 6, 2017 - 9:26pm

[Press Release:]

(Kansas City, MO) – Boulevard Brewing Company today announced it will soon break ground on a $10 million expansion of its Kansas City brewery. The project, consisting of a 24,000 square foot, single-story structure to be built on land immediately adjacent to the brewery, will house a canning line designed to fill 350 12-ounce cans per minute, providing Boulevard with years of runway for its rapidly accelerating can business.

“Demand for our canned beers has continued to grow since we first offered them in 2014,” said Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels. “Ten years ago it was uncommon to find craft beer in cans, but today it’s a popular package. We’re happy to oblige because cans completely block light, they’re lighter than bottles so easier to transport, and they can go almost anywhere.”

The expansion is being overseen by Dali Grabar and Tim Hall, engineering directors for Boulevard. “We have an aggressive schedule,” said Grabar, “but plan to be producing cans by the first quarter of next year.” Finkle + Williams serves as the project architect, Kansas City-based MillerStauch Construction will act as general contractor, and key equipment will be supplied by Krones AG.

About Boulevard Brewing Company
Boulevard Brewing Company is the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest, dedicated to the craft of producing fresh, flavorful beers using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. For more information, visit boulevard.com or follow us on facebook.com/Boulevard, twitter.com/Boulevard_Beer and instagram.com/boulevard_beer.

Omaha Beer Fest comes to Horsemen’s Park this Friday & Saturday, June 9-10

June 6, 2017 - 5:04pm

[Sponsored Press Release:]

(Omaha, NE) – String up those pretzel necklaces, the craft beer event of the summer is less than three weeks away! Omaha Beer Fest returns for its seventh year on Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th at its new location, on the infield TURF at Horsemen’s Park.

Hundreds of unique craft beers, ciders and meads will be available for tasting from American craft breweries, including debuts from Defiance, First Street, and Saugatuck with the return of some of your favorites like Oskar Blues, Infusion, and Backswing. Fourteen Nebraska breweries are included in this year’s festivities, including Kinkaider Brewing (Broken Bow), Ploughshare Brewing (Lincoln), Thunderhead Brewing (Kearney), Nebraska Brewing and Upstream Brewing (Omaha).

Have you had the chance to experience a Silent Disco Party yet? Friday night, patrons can dance and enjoy their favorite music genre from wireless headsets in the Silent Disco Party Tent! Fans can experience various channels of music as a group at the same time, despite the fact that onlookers can’t hear what they are dancing to…which is half the fun!

On Saturday at 4:00 pm, the highly anticipated BATTLE OF THE BEARDS CONTEST returns, sponsored by Bearded Builders and Horsemen’s Park, where dozens of hairy contestants will show off their manlihood for cash and other great prizes. Make sure to sign up when you get to the festival!

A limited number of tickets are available to Saturday’s VIP Lounge which features a specialty craft beer tasting from Tallgrass Brewing Company and a buffet of delicious summer foods provided by Ralston Arena Catering. Also on Saturday, hourly Beer Academy sessions are free with admission, and include beer and food pairings as well as special tastings from today’s trending craft beers.

Major sponsors include Unico/Nationwide, Renewal by Anderson, DRAFT Magazine, Bearded Builders, NRG Radio (1290 KOIL, Q98.5, 101.9 THE KEG, 1620 THE ZONE), Five Points Bank, Chris Jerram Law, Omaha Happy Hours, Hauptman, O’Brien, Wolf & Lathrop, Holiday Inn Express, and Comfort Inn. Attendance supports Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

Tickets are available online at OMAHABEERFEST.COM and at the following locations: Horsemen’s Park (6303 Q Street), Omaha Tap House Pepperwood (579 N 155th Plaza), Spirit World (6680 Center Street), The Casual Pint (8718 Countryside Plaza), Thunderhead Brewing Tap Room (13304 W Center Road), Upstream Downtown (514 South 11th Street), and Lincoln Race Course (7055 S 1st Street, Lincoln). Save $10 when you buy tickets in advance rather than at the gate on the day of the festival.

10 Barrel Brewing Co
Angry Orchard
Backswing Brewing Co (Brewsky’s)
Ballast Point
Bells Brewery
Best Damn RootBeer/Spiked Seltzer
Black Tooth Brewing
Blue Blood Brewing Company
Blue Moon
Bottle Rocket Brewing Co
Boulevard Brewing Company
Breckenridge
Brush Creek Brewing Co
Cathedral Square
Coney Island Brewing co
Confluence Brewing
Coop Ale Works
Defiance Brewing
Deschutes
DESTHIL Brewery
Divots Brewing Co
Elysian Brewing Co
First Street Brewing Co
Goose Island
Infusion Brewing Co
Keg Creek Brewing Co
Kinkaider Brewing Co
Kona Brewing
Leinenkugel
Lone Tree Brewing Co
Nebraska Brewing Company
North Coast Brewing
Odell
Okoboji Brewing
Oskar Blues Brewing
Ploughshare
Prairie Pride Brewing
Redd’s / Henry’s
Rogue
Samuel Adams
Saugatuck Brewery
Shock Top
Sierra Nevada
Small Town Brewery
Soaring Wings Brewing
Spilker Ales
Stone Brewing
Surly Brewing Co
Tallgrass Brewing
The Traveler Beer Company
Thunderhead Brewing Co
Tommyknocker
Truly Spiked and Sparkling Water
Twisted Tea Brewing Co
Upstream

Odell Brewing expands distribution to Montana

June 6, 2017 - 1:43pm

[Press Release:]

(Fort Collins, CO) – Colorado’s Odell Brewing is bringing their family of award winning beers to Montana this week.

The brewery’s launch in Montana will mark the 15th state within its distribution footprint and continue to strengthen their Rocky Mountain Regional presence. After launching cans in 2016, Odell decided the package was ideal for a market like Montana, with it’s diverse outdoor community.

“Colorado and Montana already share a time zone, a mountain range, and a passion for the outdoors,” explains Derek Struble, Montana State Manager. “We’re stoked to finally share our beers with the Big Sky Country.”

With the help of a mix of solid distribution partners, Cardinal, Summit, Fun Bev, Briggs, and Gusto, Odell Brewing will open the state with special events in Bozeman, Billings, Missoula, Butte, and Kalispell.

“Montana has a passionate and established craft-brewing scene. As an independent and employee-owned brewery, we’re excited for the opportunity to engage with the community beer enthusiasts,” explains Kirk Simpson, Director of Sales at Odell Brewing.

Odell Brewing plans to launch with bottles, cans, and draft. The brewery will bring its flagship, 90 Shilling, the highly acclaimed Odell IPA, Drumroll APA, Myrcenary Double IPA, along with a variety of seasonal offerings including St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale and Brombeere Blackberry Gose.

Events begin June 6th and for more information and launch week details, please visit https://www.odellbrewing.com/montana

Maui Brewing Co. broadens distribution footprint

June 6, 2017 - 1:22pm

[Press Release:]

(Kihei, HI) – Maui Brewing Company will broaden its distribution footprint to 23 states, partnering with Imperial Beverage in Michigan, Johnson Brothers of Wisconsin in Wisconsin, and Artisan Beer Company in Minnesota beginning the week of June 12th.

MBC fans in these Midwest states will be able to purchase Maui’s flagship craft beers including Bikini Blonde Lager, Big Swell IPA, Coconut Hiwa Porter, and Pineapple Mana Wheat, as well as seasonal and limited releases as they are distributed to restaurants and retailers in both draft and cans, respectively.

“Once we launched in the state of Illinois, we started to receive request after request from their neighbors to the north,” stated Pete Scheider, National Sales Manager of Maui Brewing Company. “We’re excited to be able to offer 100% Hawaiian beer to Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan through these distributors.”

The timeliness of this announcement hits just as summer kicks off. For a limited time, Maui Brewing Company will have two additional beers available throughout the summer while supplies last. Both will be available in all markets where MBC craft beer can be found.

The often-requested Blood Orange Lorenzini Double India Pale Ale, originally released in 2015, hit markets on May 26th in 4-pack cans and draft. Brewed with local fruit and blood orange juice, this beer has a heavy citrus and hop aroma and balanced flavor. It is a deceptively drinkable Double IPA at 8.0% ABV and 85 IBUs.

In late June, Maui Brewing Company will be releasing Mango Hefeweizen. The Bavarian-style wheat ale is brewed with locally sourced mango, and targets 5.5% ABV and 13 IBU. The slight banana and clove aroma and tropical fruit flavors of mango are perfect for those sunny summer days at the lake or a picnic. It will be available in 6-pack cans and draft.

Maui Brewing Company is a fiercely local company and has remained steadfast regarding local production. The MBC team are stewards of their communities and the ‘aina, and curators of the craft beer way of life. Their beers have been recognized worldwide for quality and innovation.

For more information, visit MauiBrewing.com or follow @MauiBrewingCo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Maui Brewing Company: Founded in 2005, Maui Brewing Company is Hawaii’s largest craft brewery, operating 100% in Hawaii. MBC is based on Maui, with its production brewery and tasting room in Kihei, as well as pubs in Kahana (Maui) and Waikiki (Oahu). Maui Brewing Company is available in more than 23 states and 10 international countries with more areas to follow.

About Imperial Beverage: Imperial Beverage is a long-standing member of the Michigan beverage distribution community. Established in 1933 after the repeal of prohibition and purchased by Kalamazoo’s Cekola family in 1984, Imperial has grown from a one county beer distributor to a top 10 statewide beer, wine & spirits wholesaler. With 330 employees and 3 locations in Kalamazoo, Livonia, and Traverse City, Imperial provides statewide coverage that serves every Michigan County, every week, all year long.

About Artisan Beer Company: Artisan Beer Company is Minnesota’s premier craft beer distributor serving customers throughout the state. The Artisan team is passionate about craft beer and prides itself on having the most beer knowledgeable sales team in the industry. Artisan represents some of the top local, regional, and national craft brands including Surly, Bent Paddle, Toppling Goliath, Loon Juice, Bauhaus and Maui Brewing. Artisan is a local, family-owned company, with headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, please visit http://artisanbeercompany.com/ .

About Johnson Brothers of Wisconsin: Johnson Brothers of Wisconsin is a family-owned wine, spirits, and beer distributor based in Milwaukee. Since 1973, Johnson Brothers has provided world class service to customers throughout the state. The craft beer division was created as they built their portfolio of unique and diverse local, regional, and national brands, including: Squatters from Utah, Left Coast from California, Tight Head Brewing from Illinois, as well as Milwaukee hometown favorite, Like Minds Brewing. Johnson Brothers also represents beers from around the globe including, Lucky Buddha from China, and Greek favorites Mythos and Fix. For more information, please visit http://johnsonbrothersofwi.com/.

Alaskan Brewing soon available in the Hawkeye State

June 6, 2017 - 11:58am

[Press Release:]

Juneau-based brewery will enter Iowa market in summer 2017

(Juneau, AK) – Beer drinkers in the Hawkeye state will soon be able to get their hands on an award-winning beer from the Last Frontier, as Alaskan Brewing will be on tap and on the shelves in Iowa this summer. Alaskan is partnering with Johnson Brothers Distributing to bring a variety of brews made from the glacier-fed waters of Juneau to the heartland. In a surprising way, this reestablishes a 30-year link that the founders of Alaskan Brewing have with Iowa.

Co-Founder Geoff Larson was mentored by the staff at Millstream, a craft brewery in Amana, where he worked as a short-term visiting brewing apprentice in 1985. “Iowa was where I brewed at a commercial level for the first time. Those were exciting days early in my brewing career, learning from excellent craftsmen and getting to know and appreciate the hard-work ethic of the people of Iowa. Their passion for their community and their work has left a lasting impression on me.” said Larson. 

“We are truly excited to welcome Geoff Larson back to Iowa, it’s always rewarding to see Iowa training pay off in such a successful way!” added Johnson Brother’s President Lyle Stutzman.  “One of the most requested Craft Beers in Iowa has been Alaskan Amber. We hear that request from our customers and beer drinkers all over Iowa!”

Consumers can expect to see the Alaskan Sampler Pack first in select locations starting this June. The Sampler is a great way to get to know Alaskan – it features the flagship Alaskan Amber, the invigorating Icy Bay IPA, a Belgian-style wheat beer called Alaskan White, and a rotating series of small batch beers that highlight the creativity of Alaskan brewers.

Starting in August, Iowans will begin to see the year-round packages of Amber, Icy Bay IPA and White, plus Alaskan’s bold Double-IPA, Hopothermia and Alaskan’s Seasonal lineup starting with the Kölsch-style Summer Ale.

Iowa marks the 19th state of distribution for Alaskan.

Alaskan Brewing Co. was founded in Juneau, Alaska, in 1986 by Marcy and Geoff Larson. Then age 28, they solicited help from about 80 investors to form the country’s 67th independent brewery at the time, the first since prohibition in Juneau. Though founded in 1986, its history reaches back to the Gold Rush Era, from which many recipes draw inspiration.

For more information and updates, check out Alaskan Brewing Co. online at www.alaskanbeer.com.

Great Divide Barrel Aged Classics say goodbye…at least for now

June 5, 2017 - 10:00pm

[Press Release:]

(Denver, CO) – Great Divide’s Barrel Aged series will be going into hibernation. As Great Divide prepares to enter a new chapter with their Barrel Aged & Sour program, they are offering a limited edition box set ($30) that includes a compilation of their Barrel Aged Classics: Hibernation, Old Ruffian, and Yeti—for the first, and possibly the last, time ever. Enjoy them now in a custom-designed Spiegelau glass, or save them for a day filled with nostalgia.

The limited edition box set is available at the Great Divide Tasting Room and Barrel Bar, as well as at participating retail and liquor stores.

Barrel Aged Hibernation Ale
Over 12 months in whiskey barrels has completely transformed our prized winter seasonal, producing a Hibernation that starts with big whiskey flavors before mellowing out into luscious chocolate, dark fruit and vanilla.
ABV: 10.5% | AVAILABLE: Seasonal | SIZES: 12 oz

Barrel Aged Old Ruffian Barley Wine-Style Ale
This special release of our acclaimed, hefty barley wine has been aged for over 12 months in whiskey barrels. The process tempers Old Ruffian’s edges for a mellowed version with heady whiskey flavors and subtle oak notes. This rounded wonder clocks in at 85-90 IBUs.
ABV: 10.2% | AVAILABLE: Seasonal | SIZES: 12 oz

Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
This unique version of our monstrous Yeti Imperial Stout is aged for at least 12 months in whiskey barrels. The spirited aging process produces a hugely complex but mellowed Yeti, with its signature roasted flavors, hints of vanilla and oak, and a whiskeyed finish.
ABV: 12.5% | AVAILABLE: Seasonal | SIZES: 12 oz

Mystic Luminous Ruins, Lambickx Private Domain 2015 now available in The Rare Beer Club

June 5, 2017 - 9:09pm

Sponsored Post:

The Rare Beer Club announces its June selections. More details on how to order from this club below! This month’s featured beers:

– Mystic Luminous Ruins Hoppy Kettle Sour Wild Ale
– Lambickx Private Domain 2015 Hand Selected Lambic

[1) Use a BeerPulse discount]

Use one of the promo codes below when you order. You may use these codes on any of the multiple beer clubs offered by The Microbrewed Beer Club of the Month, not just The Rare Beer Club.

BEERPULSE10 – $10 off ANY Beer Club Membership (2-month minimum)
BEERPULSE15 – $15 off ANY prepaid Beer Club Membership of 6 months or longer
BEERPULSE25 – $25 off ANY prepaid 12 month Beer Club Membership

To learn more about the other non-rare beer clubs, hit this link. Also check out the club comparison to get a look at how these monthly beer clubs stack up against the rest.

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[2) Check out this month’s featured beers]

Lambickx Private Domain – 2015 Hand Selected Lambic
We’re pretty darn thrilled with how this latest rendition of the Lambickx line turned out. It was originally brewed in 2013, then aged in 600-liter French oak barrels before being bottled in 2015. Our sampled batch was limited to 5,579 bottles, and these Lambickx releases see a very modest release in the U.S. overall: just over 100 cases in 2016, scattered in wee handfuls across about a dozen states. (The importer is expecting similar amounts…

This beer sees very light U.S. distribution. Only 105 cases sold in 2016 across 13 states: PA, NY, DE, MD, NJ, OH, IN, KY, TN, CO, HI, AZ, WA. The importer expects similar distribution outside of The Rare Beer Club alotment in 2017.

Mystic Brewery – Luminous Ruins
While flying under a lot of folks’ radar, Mystic has been producing some amazing stuff up at their spot just outside of Boston. Some examples: Spectral Evidence, an imperial stout using Massachusetts malted wheat and native yeast; Entropy, a 14.5% ABV “Boston Cognac” that goes through four fermentations with four different yeast strains; and Amais, one of the rare recent examples of a dark stock ale aged in American oak. And Mystic Brewery…

This beer also sees very light distribution, only being available in Massachusetts in 2016 with production limited to 65 cases. The brewery hopes to move a still-limited 180-200 cases in 2017.

ORDERING DEADLINE: To get these beers, please place your order on or before June 15th 11:59PM EDT & make sure to ask for these beers.

Note that beers are sometimes/often available for the following month’s shipment as well. Also, you may substitute in other beers as described below.

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[3) Don’t want this month’s featured beers? Substitute in other beers]

For your first shipment, you will receive the above two beers unless you specify otherwise. You may call 800-625-8238 and ask for one of the beers that they still have on the floor and substitute it into your first shipment. Just make sure to do so right after you place your order.

Beginning with the second month, you’ll automatically be enrolled in the Personalized Shipment Program™ which ensures that as a personal member of The Rare Beer Club™ you’ll receive only the beers you want to get. (Also available to gift recipients upon request.) Each month prior to receiving your shipment, you will be sent an email detailing the two upcoming beer selections and given the ability customize what you will receive. You can:

-Add more bottles of either or both of the upcoming featured beers
-Add more of your favorite past selections
-Replace one or both of the featured beers with your favorite past selections
-Choose not to receive one of the featured beers
-Skip the entire shipment altogether
-You’re in complete control of what you receive every month and can rest easy knowing you’ll never get a beer you didn’t want to get. No other beer club offers that kind of flexibility.

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[4) Beers available to substitute/order in your next shipment]

RB = RateBeer Score
UT = Untappd score

*$4.50 per bottle extra for each Jolly Pumpkin beer

1) Les Trois Mousquetaires Hors Serie Saison Brett – RB 99
2) Boon Oude Geuze Black Label 2016 – RB 99
3) Dunham Saison du Pinacle – RB 98
4) *Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza Special Ale – RB 97
5) Mystic Luminous Ruins Hoppy Kettle Sour Wild Ale – UT 3.96
6) Lambickx Private Domain 2015 Hand Selected Lambic – RB 94
7) LadyFace Ales Derailleur Oaked Biere De Garde – RB 92 – Note: 500 ml bottle
8) LadyFace Ales Flamberge Oaked Flemish Red Ale – UT 3.887 / 5.0 – Note: 500 ml bottle
9) Oproer Imperial Oatmeal Stout – UT 3.75 / 5.0 – CURRENT MONTH SELECTION
10) Flying Fish Exit 3 Blueberry Braggot – UT 3.68 / 5.0
11) O’So Space Ace Oddity – UT 3.61 / 5.0 – RBC EXCLUSIVE – CURRENT MONTH SELECTION

You can view many of the available beers for any given month on our special landing page. Read on below to learn more about the monthly Rare Beer Club.

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[5) How many bottles can I order?]

You can order a no-obligation membership or a prepaid membership. There is no cancellation fee. 100% satisfaction is guaranteed. There are three different membership levels:

Platinum – (6) – 750 ml. bottles each month, three bottles of two different beers. $69.95 plus $19.00 S&H per month.

Gold – (4) – 750 ml. bottles each month, two bottles of two different beers. $52.95 plus $16.00 S&H per month.

Silver – (2) – 750 ml. bottles each month, one bottle of two different beers. $32.95 plus $14.00 S&H per month.

The beer will arrive at your address approximately 2-3 weeks after the 15th-of-the-month deadline passes.

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[6) Give as a gift]

– Choose from 4 unique beer club membership types to meet your budget and suit all palates.

– Send anywhere from 2 to 12 shipments, sending every month, every other month, quarterly or on specific months you choose and your thoughtfulness will be remembered long after the first shipment arrives.

– Use our Design Your Own Club™ program to combine our four beer clubs into a single membership or combine a beer club membership with any of our other 5 monthly clubs.

– Order easily online or toll free in minutes.

– Print out or email a customized gift announcement now or on the date you choose. No gift wrapping or waiting in line ship your gift.

– Best of all, rest easy knowing that we’re going to make you stand out by shipping an assortment of expertly selected, hard-to-find craft beers throughout the duration of your gift.

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TRVE Red Chaos just released and anniversary beer, Vol. 5, to be released on June 9th

June 5, 2017 - 4:39pm

[Press Release:]

(Denver, CO) – Saturday, June 3rd at noon, TRVE Brewing Co. will release their final beer aged on fruit from the 2016 harvest. Red Chaos is a golden mixed culture ale aged on over three pounds per gallon of tart Montmorency cherries grown on the Western Slope of Colorado.

“The release of this beer is a great way to kick off our anniversary month,” states Nick Nunns, founder. “We pour a lot of ourselves into the month of June in order to celebrate what we feel we’ve accomplished throughout the year. For Red Chaos to let us know it’s ready for release this month is a pretty rad bonus.”

On Friday, June 9th at noon, TRVE will release their fifth anniversary beer, Vol. 5. As per tradition, the beer is a culmination of a year of hard work and dedication of the brewery staff, summing up the year’s work.

“Volume 5 is really representative of our fifth year at TRVE as 2016 saw us crafting a lot of saison-base beer. As we’ve used five different saison strains this can be considered a mixed fermentation beer, another focal point of the past year. Light dry hopping contributes some subtle flavors typically not representative of dry hopping, but more than anything the saison comes through,” says Zach Coleman, Head Brewer.

On June 23rd and 24th, TRVE will throw their annual Bacchanal at the Hi-Dive. TRVE will take over the taps, and has flown in bands from around the country to help celebrate the occasion. The band lineup includes Eternal Champion, Spirit Adrift, In the Company of Serpents, 908, and Rottstrotter on the June 23rd schedule, while the June 24th lineup features Ash Borer, Vastum, Of Feather and Bone, and Glacial Tomb.

ABOUT TRVE BREWING CO.

TRVE Brewing Co. was founded in the historic Baker neighborhood of Denver, Colorado on the summer solstice of 2012. Since its inception, TRVE has been a staple of the Denver brewing scene focusing on sessionable and crushable beers presented through the filter of a heavy metal aesthetic. TRVE has set itself apart from the typical experience found in the craft beer community with a wholly unique taproom, in which their original three barrel system resides. In the spring of 2015, TRVE began brewing at the Acid Temple – a ten barrel production facility dedicated to mixed-culture fermentation and experimentation.

For more information visit trvebrewing.com, and follow TRVE on Facebook at facebook.com/trvebrewing and on Instagram at http://instagram.com/trvebrewing/.

Founders reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA back as part of Specialty Series

June 1, 2017 - 3:32pm

[Press Release:]

(Grand Rapids, MI) – Founders Brewing Co. announces the return of reDANKulous, an imperial red IPA, as the latest release in its Specialty Series. With a RateBeer score of 99 and back-to-back medals at the Great American Beer Festival in 2015 and 2016 in the Imperial Red Ale category (gold and silver, respectively), reDANKulous has proven it’s a beer that’s made its mark.

The striking red hue and subtle sweetness of reDANKulous are courtesy of the Caramalt and roasted barley, but hops are the true headliner to drive sensory overload. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki combines one of his favorite classic hops, Mosaic, with standout newer varieties, Chinook and Simcoe, to create the “dank” texture. The result is a complex balance between malty sweetness and tropical flavor-forward hops. At 90 IBUs and 9.5% ABV, this bold reDANKulous excites the palate in all the right places with a finish that lingers on and on.

“If you’re wondering what dank means in this beer, think lingering sensory overload,” said Co-Founder and President Dave Engbers. “It really says something that this style has become a crowd favorite of judges and hop heads alike. Jeremy and our team of brewers love to experiment with new varieties, combinations and techniques – because of that reDANKulous exudes our ‘brewed for us’ philosophy.”

reDANKulous starts shipping to all 46 states in the Founders distribution network on June 1 with expected availability through September. reDANKulous will have a suggested retail price of $11.99/4-pack, 12oz. bottles. It will also be available on draft.

About Founders Brewing Co.

Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens—with day jobs and a dream, Founders Brewing Co. brews complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. Founders ranks among the top 20 largest craft breweries in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing. The brewery has received numerous awards from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival and RateBeer and BeerAdvocate users often rate its beers among the best in the world. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild. For more information, visit foundersbrewing.com or follow Founders on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery to invest $14 million, open Lynchburg production brewery

June 1, 2017 - 10:25am

[Press Release:]

(Lynchburg, VA) – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery will invest more than $14 million and create 59 new jobs over the next three years to expand its operations. The company will open a new production brewery in Lynchburg to complement its current facility in Goochland, which will undergo a major expansion complete with a 50,000-square-foot production brewery that will house a state-of-the-art brewing system and packaging line.

“Today’s announcement is another example of a success story for the Commonwealth’s booming craft brewery industry and builds on our ongoing efforts to create a new Virginia economy,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Investments like this create jobs, tourism opportunities, and new markets for Virginia’s farmers as craft breweries source products like hops, fruit, herbs, and other agricultural products. Lickinghole Creek has built a strong reputation for its award-winning beers and its locally grown ingredients, and the city of Lynchburg offers the infrastructure, available site and building, and natural resources that will allow the company to continue to thrive and grow.”

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) worked with Goochland County, the City of Lynchburg, and the company to secure these projects for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe approved a $250,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund for the expansion in Goochland, and a $50,000 AFID grant for the new facility in Lynchburg. Both grants will be matched with local funds. Additional funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program

“Lickinghole Creek’s new and expanding operations in Goochland and Lynchburg, along with its commitment to sourcing ingredients from Virginia’s agricultural producers creates a huge opportunity to continue to expand the craft beer supply chain in Virginia,” said Basil Gooden, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry. “This is a great story of a local business growing its operations and connecting with area producers to create a unique product that showcases the terroir of Virginia. I am pleased to support a home-grown Virginia business in its continued success, as we continue our work with the Governor and private sector partners to build a new Virginia economy.”

“The growing craft beer industry in Virginia is an important contributor to the economic vitality of our communities,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore. “We are working hard to support our diversified agricultural industry, create more jobs in the manufacturing sector, and promote increased tourism in Virginia and Lickinghole Creek’s expansion is contributing to the progress in these areas. I congratulate Lickinghole Creek, Goochland County, and the City of Lynchburg on this exciting news, and we look forward to continuing this partnership for years to come.”

Since its founding in 2013, Lickinghole Creek has sought to be Virginia’s leading farm brewery, growing many of the ingredients used in their beers on their 290 acre farm in the heart of Virginia. In Lynchburg, the company will build an innovative brewery focused on sour beer production and barrel-aged brews. The expansion is Goochland will allow a substantial increase in production, the introduction of a lagered-beer program, and a large new tap room and event space. Lickinghole Creek’s increased production capacity will allow the company to continue to meet the growing demand from its existing markets, as well as enter new ones.

“Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery is proud to be Virginia’s first farm brewery. The brewery has set a new Virginia agribusiness model with great success. This would not have been possible without the incredible support of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Goochland County and the city of Lynchburg,” said Lisa Pumphrey, CEO, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery. “We are excited to expand, and getting ready to share our world-class products—grown, crafted and brewed with love, right here in the heart of the Commonwealth—with the rest of the country.”

“It is a great day for Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery and Goochland County, our Board has made economic development a priority and we are thrilled to be able to announce this project” said Ned Creasely, Goochland County Board of Supervisors Chairman. “Lickinghole, in addition to being an award-winning brewery is a wonderful corporate citizen and we are proud to partner with them in the expansion of their facility. “

“This project represents a major win for Lynchburg – a new employer in our City, a redeveloped community asset and a regional tourism driver,” said Joan Foster, Mayor of Lynchburg. “Lickinghole Creek will be the anchor tenant – and primary draw – for a new retail and restaurant facility in the middle of our rapidly revitalizing downtown. We are proud to stand with the Commonwealth to support his important project in the City of Lynchburg.”

“I’m proud to have businesses like Lickinghole Creek Brewery in the 22nd district. They have built a successful business and now with expansion in Goochland and Lynchburg, they are creating jobs in our district,” said Senator Mark Peake.

“Development of Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery is a perfect example of individual initiative on the part of a remarkable couple to create a thriving local business, finally made possible by cooperation among local and state officials,” Delegate Lee Ware added. “It has been a privilege as the delegate representing western Goochland in the legislature to have been able to contribute to crafting laws that accommodated the brewery’s founders and neighboring citizens’ interests. This is a great place and business.”

Burial Beer Seasoned Skillet and A Paranormal Vibe release set for Saturday, June 3

June 1, 2017 - 9:30am

[Press Release:]

(Asheville, NC) – Seasoned Skillet, a Bourbon Barrel-Aged version of Burial Beer Co.’s Donut Stout is set to release this Saturday, June 3rd as the culmination of their Asheville Beer Week events. Last year’s release saw nearly 300 attendees vying for 750ml bottles. In response, Burial had increased their production, but still anticipate a large showing.

“Skillet Donut Stout was on tap when we first opened our doors four years ago. It was one of only six beers we had available. To us, this beer represents a journey from that day, to our first canned beer to our biggest bottle release to-date,” states co-founder, Jess Reiser. “It reminds us of the support we have been fortunate to have since day one. So it only makes sense to barrel-age this beer and release it once a year during Beer Week as a reminder of those first days and to pay homage to the people who have supported us through the years.”

The brewery’s annual beer week events historically center around the release of Skillet Donut Stout in cans (one of only two yearly can releases) and Skillet Six Ways
(Thursday, June 1st at 4pm), a draught only release of six variants of the breakfast stout paired with mini donuts.

This year, however, a new addition from Burial’s recently launched hazy Double IPA series will release along side Seasoned Skillet. A Paranormal Vibe DIPA featuring
Citra, Simcoe, Centennial, and Mandarina hops with the addition of Simcoe Lupulin Powder.

“We’ve coined this series, ‘Earth As We Now Know It’ because, for us, one of the things that drew us into the craft beer world was that beer has a story. We tell our
story through the liquid; through the art and the people behind it all, explains Reiser of the series. “Earth As We Now Know It tells a story of the cycle of life – starting with death, into the after life through the re-creation of earth and humanity. Style wise, we continue to evolve as brewers and as a brand- these IPAs represent a unique take on a style that is saturated in today’s market. Look for some killer collabs within this series, new art from David Paul Seymour and innovative DIPAs.

Drink fresh, but keep the cans as the story unfolds. You will want to look back.”

For more information about both releases visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/678034109059827/?ti=icl

ABOUT BURIAL BEER CO.
Founded in June 2013, Burial Beer Co. crafts Belgian-inspired ales, and bold American styles with a dedication to creativity, tradition, modernization, and preservation. Residing in and revitalizing the South Slope District of Asheville, NC, the brewery began its life as a one-barrel system that grew to a ten-barrel in just over a year. Fall 2016 brought a new wave of expansion and revitalization as Burial Beer Co. expanded again to a second location, the “Forestry Camp.”
This location is home to a twenty-barrel production brewery and soon to be locally purveyed restaurant and two-story craft beer bar in South Asheville. The Brewery currently distributes to North Carolina, Georgia, and New York.

For more information visit www.burialbeer.com and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/burialbeer/

Starr Hill Grateful Pale Ale re-mastered for summer festival season

May 31, 2017 - 12:52pm

[Press Release:]

(Charlottesville, VA) – Starr Hill Brewery has remastered their Grateful Pale Ale with an enhanced recipe, available just in time for the summer festival season. The update to one of Starr Hill’s flagship brands showcases a fruitier hop aroma, more citrus hop flavor and a smoother, fuller body.

“One of our goals was to make Grateful more of an American Pale Ale, moving away from the Session IPA characteristics that focused more on hop side of the beer,” says Robbie O’Cain, Brewmaster at Starr Hill Brewery. “This new recipe really brings everything into balance with more malt body to stand up to that large hop profile.”

To remaster Grateful Pale Ale, Carafoam and Torrefied wheat were added to the malt bill for a fuller mouthfeel. A revamped hop bill features Cascade, Mosaic, Centennial and Falconer’s Flight in the kettle and dry-hop, replacing Chinook, Topaz and Columbus.

The new hop varieties, in particular Mosaic and Centennial, bring out more fruit and citrus notes in the beer. The enhanced aroma and flavor are due in large part to the hop bursting technique utilized in other recent pale ale releases from Starr Hill, most notably Northern Lights IPA and Reviver Red IPA.

“Similar to when we refreshed the recipe for Northern Lights IPA, we didn’t want to throw out the soul of Grateful,” says O’Cain. “For Grateful fans out there, this is an enhanced, balanced version of this beer that’s perfect for the warm summer months ahead.”

Remastered Grateful Pale Ale is now available on draft, in 6-pack bottles, and cans throughout Starr Hill’s distribution area. To find where Grateful Pale Ale and other Starr Hill beers are in your area, visit www.StarrHill.com/Beer-Finder.

Born in a Charlottesville music hall in 1999, Starr Hill is an independent, regional craft brewery founded out of a passion for great beer and live music. Among the most award-winning craft breweries on the East Coast, Starr Hill has won 22 Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup and Great British Beer Festival medals. Starr Hill beer is distributed throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions. Please visit www.StarrHill.com for more information.

The Bruery takes on funding from Castanea Partners

May 19, 2017 - 2:56pm

(Placentia, CA) – The Bruery recently announced a private equity deal with a Boston-area firm, Castanea Partners. More below from the brewery announcement.

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Since 2008, The Bruery has been family owned and operated solely by our CEO & Founder, Patrick Rue, and his father, Mike Rue. Actually, it’s even been a little longer if you include the time Patrick spent in 2007 working on developing The Bruery business plan and layout before making the first drop of beer. Over the past decade, we’ve worked diligently on careful, continuous growth and improvement, making positive changes along the way in order to create high-quality, innovative beer more efficiently for our fans (and ourselves) to enjoy.

Read more here.

Deschutes Brewery brings its beers to North Carolina starting next month

May 17, 2017 - 4:31pm

[Press Release:]

(Bend, OR) – Deschutes Brewery announced today it will introduce its beers to the entire state of North Carolina next month through a network of seven distributors. The Oregon-based brewery will partner with Caffey Distributing Company; Carolina Premium Beverage; Coastal Beverage Company; Healy Wholesale Company, Inc.; Long Beverage, Inc.; Skyland Distributing Company, Inc. and United Beverages of North Carolina, LLC.

Stacy Denbow, Frontier Region Director for Deschutes Brewery, said, “With the recent announcement of our second brewing facility and downtown tasting room in Roanoke, Virginia, it seemed logical to expand our consumer base to the craft-savvy state of North Carolina. We have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to expand there for years.”

The seven distributors Deschutes Brewery has partnered with in North Carolina represent more than 300 years of combined beer-community building in the state. Most are family owned and operated, and all adhere to high standards of quality, customer service and employee relationships that align with the brewery’s own values.

Fans in North Carolina will be able to enjoy the brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA, Black Butte Porter, Pacific Wonderland Lager and Hop Slice Summer Ale on draft starting next month. Shortly after the beer arrives, the brewery and its new distributors partners are planning several launch and community oriented events around the state. In August, six-packs will begin to hit shelves including all of the above beers, plus the brewery’s popular variety 12-pack.

Last year, the brewery announced it will build an east coast facility just one state away in Roanoke, Virginia. Starting in the early 2020s, this new facility will increase the brewery’s capacity by about 150,000 barrels to start. At its Oregon headquarters, the brewery recently expanded with six new fermentation vessels, a brand-new racking line, pilot brew system, office space and a new warehouse.

About Deschutes Brewery
Family and employee owned since 1988, Deschutes Brewery – Bend’s original brewpub – has become the cornerstone of Central Oregon’s flourishing craft brew culture. Known for its generous use of whole hops in its defining beers such as Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, and Fresh Squeezed IPA, the brewery also keeps fans on the edge of their bar stools with the release of small batch experimental beers each season. Now available in 29 states and Washington D.C., Deschutes’ flagship brewpub has been joined by a main brewing facility overlooking the Deschutes River in Bend, a pub in Portland, and coming in 2021, a new east coast brewery in Roanoke, Virginia. www.deschutesbrewery.com.

Brewers Association 2017 Beer Style Guidelines released

May 17, 2017 - 4:04pm

[Press Release:]

(Boulder, CO) — The Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers, recently released its Beer Style Guidelines for 2017. Assembled annually by the BA, these guidelines serve as a model resource for brewers and beer competition organizers alike, all while celebrating diverse beer styles from around the world.

The 2017 guidelines include:

· A revitalized, concise new format that removes redundant language, is easier to read and is overall more user-friendly.

· Hundreds of updates have been made to existing beer styles, underscoring the balance between classic beer definitions and current marketplace trends.

“The Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines perennially serve as a trusted reference on beer styles for brewers and brewing competitions around the world,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Brewers Association. “In an effort to enhance the guidelines and more effectively showcase beer styles, this year we completely revamped the format of beer style content, making it easier to comb through and more readable.”

Since 1979 the Brewers Association has provided beer style descriptions as a reference for brewers and beer competition organizers. Much of the early work was based on the assistance and contributions of beer journalist Michael Jackson. The task of creating a realistic set of guidelines is always complex. The beer style guidelines use multiple sources from the commercial brewing industry, beer analyses, and input from Great American Beer Festival® and World Beer CupSM beer judges as resources for information.

The 2017 beer style guidelines are available for download at BrewersAssociation.org.

About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer CupSM, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine and its Brewers Publications™ division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association and the free Brew Guru™ mobile app. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.

Dogfish Head announces West Virginia and Kansas distribution coming late May

May 17, 2017 - 3:20pm

(Milton, DE) – Dogfish Head announced on Monday its plan to send beer to two new states this week. More below from the brewery website

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And just like that, Dogfish Head is heading to West Virginia and Kansas, bringing our distribution footprint to 36 markets!

“We’re excited to ship our off-centered beers to West Virginia and Kansas Dogfish fans, and to begin a great and long-lasting relationship with the beer drinkers, retailers, and distributor partners in these states,” says Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head CEO and founder. “We have our new canning line pumping out beer and enough brewing capacity to ensure we can keep retailers well-stocked with our off-centered, well-differentiated family of beers,” says Sam.

Dogfish fans in both West Virginia and Kansas can expect to enjoy a full line-up of our iconic brews, including 90 Minute IPA, Namaste White, Indian Brown, 60 Minute IPA, SeaQuench Ale, Flesh & Blood IPA, Palo Santo Marron, Burton Baton, Midas Touch, and seasonal releases. Limited quantities of specialty beers and occasional rarities will also be available throughout the year. Distribution will begin late May/early June.

SKA Brewing beers now available at all BevMo locations in Northern California

May 17, 2017 - 2:23pm

[Press Release:]

(San Francisco, CA) – Independently owned and brewing since 1995, Ska Brewing Co. is now available in Northern CA at all BevMo locations. Domestically, Ska Brewing can be found in 11 states and they are careful with their distribution footprint. Previously, their beers were only found in California up to Santa Barbara. For the first time, Ska beers can be enjoyed in NorCal!

There are 3 packages currently available at BevMo.

Hoptions 12pk cans —The Mixed Up IPA Twelve Pack featuring:

-Modus Hoperandi IPA – An American-style India Pale Ale with a deep golden-orange color, bitter and hoppy, with a surprisingly smooth finish. 6.8% ABV. 88 IBU
-Rudie Session IPA – Weighing in at 4.5% ABV, Rudie begins with a big fruity hop aroma of pears and watermelon candy, but is relatively low in actual bitterness. 4.5% ABV. 45 IBU
-Decadent Imperial IPA – Citrus aroma prevails. Mounds of fresh hops and caramel malts explode upon the palate. This Imperial IPA hides nothing of our tendency toward self-indulgent behavior. 10% ABV. 80 IBU

Modus Hoperandi 6pk cans — It’s Old-Man Bitter.
A mix of citrus and pine that will remind you of the time your went on a vision quest and woke up in a pine grove full of grapefruit trees. 6.8% ABV. 88 IBU

Modus Mandarina 6pk cans — The Masses Clamored For It’s Return
Orange you glad we listened? Now available in cans, year-round. A unique twist on Modus Hoperandi, this citrus IPA is dry-hopped with a generous portion of mandarina bavaria hops and brewed with sweet orange peels. 6.8% ABV. 88 IBU

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