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Upland Crimson and Prim sour ales released just in time for the holidays

November 20, 2017 - 10:31am

(Bloomington, IN) — Upland Brewing Co. closes out 2017 with two sour ale releases that will make upcoming holiday meals more merry, bright, and flavorful. Crimson and Prim will be available in all of Upland’s distribution areas by mid-November, including new markets Texas, Michigan, South Carolina, and Oklahoma. Both beers can be found in 500ml bottles.

“The holiday season largely revolves around food with family and friends, and we wanted to brew beers that we want to bring to the table, and that’s why we’re releasing Crimson and Prim,” said Dusty Howe, Upland’s National Sales Manager. “Both accentuate flavors in a variety of dishes, from grazing appetizers to savory and decadent desserts.”

Crimson, formerly released as Malefactor, is an American take on a Belgian Flanders-style Red Ale. Upland’s twist on this classic brewing style is aging the beer in previously used bourbon barrels, which contributes to a slightly higher ABV than most Upland sours, clocking in at 11.2%.

Flanders red ales have a palate-refreshing quality that accentuates everything from the salad course to dessert. A mixed green salad topped with cranberries, walnuts and vinaigrette complements the beer’s tartness, while a dark chocolate lava cake will accentuate the beer’s vinous sweetness.

Crimson pours a dark copper beer with hues of red and amber. Long fermentation reveals aromas of plum, red wine and cherry. The bourbon barrels add subtle notes of charred dark oak to this medium-bodied sour ale. Crimson finishes dry with notes of tanginess.

Prim’s name comes from the blending of the fruits and spices used in this sour ale, plum and cardamom. After aging in wine barrels for four to six months on their blonde base ale, Basis, Prim is tart, fruity and herbaceous with aromas of plum, cardamom and fresh fruit flavors. At a pop-up pairing dinner in Chicago earlier this year, Prim was a guest favorite, pairing well with rich recipes, like the roasted duck with plum sauce.

Take your holiday dinners up a notch with perfect pairings of wood-aged sours. Whether you’re hosting or want to gift something more memorable than a bottle of red or white, these ales are sure to complement any menu and be a focal point of your table decor. Find Crimson and Prim at select bottle shops, liquor stores, and all Upland locations.

About Upland Brewing Co.

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Upland Brewing Co. has an intriguing brewing story that dates back to 1998. Our mission is to brew remarkable beers in remarkable ways, staying true to the artisan, progressive spirit found in our part of the Midwest. Upland is currently the third largest brewery in Indiana and brews more than 50 different styles of beer annually.

Experience Upland Sour Ales [http://www.uplandsours.com]
Upland Brewing Co.
350 W 11th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

Tree House Brewing Co. draft list and bottle list for Saturday, 11/18 announced

November 17, 2017 - 8:41pm

(Charlton, MA) – Tree House Brewing Co. updated its famous “On Tap” page on Friday night, revealing the beer list for Saturday pours. See the list below, click the On Tap link or click the image above for more info.

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DRAFT LIST:

OLD MAN (EXTRA SPECIAL BITTER) 5.4% ABV

TORNADO (AMERICAN PALE ALE) – 5.6% ABV

BEAR (AMERICAN BROWN ALE) – 6.4% ABV

JULIUS (IPA) – 6.8% ABV

MA (HOPPY AMBER ALE) – 6.8% ABV

SAP (IPA) – 7.3% ABV

BRIGHT W/ NELSON (DOUBLE IPA) – 7.8% ABV

BRIGHT W/ SIMCOE&AMARILLO(DOUBLE IPA) – 7.8%ABV

DOPPELGANGER (DOUBLE IPA) – 8.2% ABV

HAZE (DIPA) – 8.2% ABV

Bottle Service: Native One & Native Two Bottle Service available. Bottles are opened up on site for you, and get poured into a glass that you get to take home.

Pour Limits: Up to two pours per person, one pour at a time. Thank you!

Cape Cod Shucker’s Reward Oyster Stout uses shellfish from all 15 Cape Cod towns

November 17, 2017 - 3:40pm

Cape Cod, MA – Made with shellfish sourced from all 15 towns on Cape Cod!
Release date/Release Party: 12.1.17
Availability: on draught and in 16 oz. cans, across Cape Cod and at Cape Cod Brewery.

OG: 14.6 ABV: 5.3% IBUs: 34
Malts: Pale, Roasted Barley, Wheat, Cara-Copper, Black, Chocolate & Flaked Barley Hops: Perle

Based on an Irish Extra Stout, this full-bodied black beer has a delicious roasted malt character with flavors and aromas of coffee and chocolate. Over 20 pounds of whole oysters and/or shells sourced from 15 different Cape Cod towns were added to the kettle during the boiling of this brew, adding minerals from the shells as well as mild flavors and aromas from the oysters to this historic and memorable beer.

Oysters on This beer came about as a challenge to see if we could even find oysters in every town on Cape Cod, and to celebrate the lesser known oysters that grace our shores, and the oyster farmers, harvesters and wholesalers who bring them to us.

Oysters in this beer came from:
BARNSTABLE: Cape Cod Oyster Co
BARNSTABLE: Cotuit Oyster Co.
BOURNE: Monks Cove Oysters / Patrick Ross
BREWSTER: brewsteroysters.com /Brian Daley
CHATHAM: Chatham Shellfish Co.
DENNIS: East Dennis Oyster co. /John & Stephanie Lowell
EASTHAM: Sunken Meadow Gems
FALMOUTH: Ward Aqua Farms / Dan Ward
HARWICH: none available, token quahog shell was added
MASHPEE: Indian Summer Oysters / Wampanoag Tribe
ORLEANS: Rock Creek Oysters / Wendy & Kyle Farrell
PROVINCETOWN: Cape Cod Bay Shellfish / Dave Flattery
SANDWICH: not officially available, shells only used
TRURO: East Harbor Oysters / Dana Pazolt
YARMOUTH: Dunbar Sea Farms
WELLFLEET: Wash-A-Shore Oyster Ranch / Andrew Cummings

New Holland Tangerine Space Machine NE IPA headlines 2018 beer lineup changes

November 17, 2017 - 2:45pm

(Holland, MI) – Craft brewer and distiller, New Holland Brewing, announces their beer lineup for 2018 and the launch of an exciting new addition to their core lineup, Tangerine Space Machine New England Style IPA (TSM). The lineup centers on several longtime fan favorites such as Dragon’s Milk and Mad Hatter, while introducing exciting new canned offerings in addition to TSM.

“New Holland is a brand that listens to its fans and is committed to pushing creativity within craft styles while also growing long time favorites,” says New Holland President and Founder, Brett VanderKamp. “Each brew is thoughtfully crafted and inspired by the stories around us. I think our 2018 lineup is exciting for both new and existing fans alike. We continue to build around Dragon’s Milk as our top brand while letting our brewers unleash their creativity.”

The first new beer, releasing in January 2018, is Tangerine Space Machine New England Style IPA. This beer is a fruit forward, hazy NE IPA offered year-round. It will be available in limited quantities mainly in MI and Midwest states and is available in draft and six pack can packages. Launch events for TSM will occur at both of New Holland Pubs, Pub on 8th (Holland, MI) and Knickerbocker (Grand Rapids, MI), in December 2017 and throughout the first three months of 2018.

“The initial response to Tangerine Space Machine in our brewpubs has been phenomenal,” says Joel Petersen, Vice President of Beer Marketing. “It has very quickly become our #1 crowler take-home brand from our pubs and the top beer purchased by our employees. We absolutely love the flavor profile and can’t wait to see the playful space-themed cans on shelves. It’s juicy, hazy and out of this world.”

Other notable additions to the lineup include Xtra Time American Session Beer and Passion Blaster Rose Ale. Xtra Time comes into the lineup as a year-round core brand and Passion Blaster enters the spring seasonal slot. Both brands hit shelves in March.

New Holland plans on three Dragon’s Milk Reserves in 2018, beginning with Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Salted Caramel in January. The sour program returns with two fan favorites: Blue Sunday and Incorrigible Reserve. Two new sours, one being a cherry sour, will release later in 2018.

Many of the brands are moving into can packages, including Hoptronix Double IPA, TSM, Xtra Time, Lost Dune, and Taz IPA. Mad Hatter will be offered in both can and bottle options.

As always, New Holland expects to maintain some flexibility in its lineup throughout the year, and consumers can expect a few surprises in 2018 that have yet to be announced.

Foolproof Yahd Sale India Pale Ale collaboration with Mount Snow Resort announced

November 17, 2017 - 2:08pm

(Pawtucket, RI) – Foolproof Brewing Company today announced a new beer partnership with Mount Snow Resort in Vermont. Starting this month, Yahd Sale India Pale Ale will be available exclusively on draft at several locations across Mount Snow, including Station Tap Room, 1900’ Burger, and The Bullwheel.

“This is one of the most fun and exciting collaborations Foolproof has launched to date,” said Nick Garrison, Foolproof’s president and founder. “We hope that beer lovers and skiers at Mount Snow will enjoy this unique and flavorful IPA throughout the winter season and beyond.”

Yahd Sale, an IPA brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops, will be served at Mount Snow in time for Thanksgiving. The beer will be sold exclusively in draft format by Farrell Distributing of Rutland, VT. To start, the beer will be available at several bars and restaurants on the mountain, with plans for potential expansion into canned packaging and regional distribution.

“It’s been so much fun working with the guys over at Foolproof Brewing coming up with just the right recipe for our guests,” stated Michael Giorgio, director of food and beverage at Mount Snow. “We really think this IPA is going to hit the spot after a day on the slopes.”

To formerly launch the partnership, Foolproof and Mount Snow will be hosting one of their famous five-course beer dinners on Friday, Dec. 8, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Foolproof will also hold a promotional event at Station Tap Room on Saturday, Dec. 9, from noon-6 p.m. to officially launch the beer to the general public.

Launched in January 2013, Foolproof is a craft brewery based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Foolproof’s beers are distributed statewide in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire.

About Foolproof Brewing Company
Foolproof Brewing Company (foolproofbrewing.com) in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, produces high-quality, hand-crafted beers designed with specific experiences in mind. Whether it be watching a baseball game, sitting at home on a rainy day, or just catching up with friends at the local pub, Foolproof’s goal is to create unique and fulfilling beer experiences.

About Mount Snow
Mount Snow is a premier four-season resort located in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont, featuring four mountain faces of downhill skiing and snowboarding – including the east’s number one Terrain Park, Carinthia – slopeside lodging, golf at the acclaimed Mount Snow Golf Club, as well as flexible wedding and conference facilities. Other activities include snow tubing, ski lessons, snowboard lessons, downhill mountain biking, and a full schedule of festivals and events. Mount Snow is a member of the Peak Resorts family. To learn more about Mount Snow, visit mountsnow.com.

Jester King Bière de Syrah 2017 release takes place Friday, November 17th

November 17, 2017 - 1:07pm

Austin, TX – Jester King Brewery announced its weekly Friday limited release. See below via brewery email newsletter.

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We’re excited to announce that 2017 Jester King Bière de Syrah will be released today!

Bière de Syrah is barrel-aged sour beer refermented with Texas Syrah grapes! This is our second-ever release of Bière de Syrah and the first with Texas-grown Syrah grapes. Our first blend was refermented with grapes from California. This year’s grapes came from northeast Texas.

2017 Bière de Syrah was blended in August and packaged in September. It’s 6.6% alcohol by volume, 10 IBU, 3.4 pH, and has a finishing gravity of 1.000 (0 degrees Plato). We refermented about 775 gallons of barrel aged sour beer with about 1,500 pounds of Syrah grapes.

2017 Bière de Syrah will be released today (Friday, November 17th, 2017) at 4pm. It will be available by the glass and at bottles to go. We have about 2,400 bottles available (500ml/$20) with a bottle limit of 3 per customer per day. Aside from special events, 2017 Bière de Syrah will only be available at our tasting room.

River North Brewery’s The Vicennial Series makes debut on November 25th

November 17, 2017 - 11:18am

(Denver, CO) – On Saturday, November 25th, River North Brewery will unveil The Vicennial Series. This boundary pushing project includes three whiskey barrel-aged behemoths intended to age up to twenty years – a vicennium. The beers include:

Vicennial I: God Complex, an infallible abbey-style quadrupel fit for the daftest of monks, finishing at 17.6% ABV. Rich and warming with massive burnt caramel and toffee notes, God Complex presents like a fine port, with hints of vanilla layered on classic quad esters of figs, rum-raisin, and dates.

Vicennial II: Shadowman, a smoothly sinister block-out-the-sun-style stout at 15.7% ABV. Rife with notes of high-cacao dark chocolate and espresso with unfathomable depth, this enigmatic stout veils its true bite behind a mask of copious dark roast.

Vicennial III: Father Time, a dapper old ale coming in at 16.0% ABV. The quintessential style intended for aging, creamy and nutty with a dessert-like fruity nose, light chocolate notes and a striking balance of barrel and malt.

All three beers debut at Noon on tap and in bottles to go in the River North taproom, with the brewery offering $15 bottles with a six-bottle limit on all three varietals. In addition, River North will release a limited amount of the 2016 vintage Decennial Series, on tap and in bottles as well. These rare bottles were the precursors to the Vicennials, before barrel aging. Decennial bottles will run $12 each with a six-bottle limit on all three.

As River North’s most ambitious barrel project to date, neither The Vicennial Series nor its Decennial counterparts will be sold outside the taproom. The only way to score these cellar centerpieces is to visit the brewery, just north of downtown Denver. The release also coincides with Small Business Saturday. As a small independent brewery, River North wishes to thank all its fans for their support.

To finish off the year, River North will also release Mr. Sandman and Barrel Aged Mr. Sandman imperial stouts on December 9th, followed by the last Single Cask release of the year: Tripel aged in Manhattan cocktail barrels, set for December 30th.

As independent Denver brewers established in 2012, River North Brewery crafts #AdventureFuel only available in Colorado, with a full lineup of crushable cans and cellar-worthy bottles. Like the brewery at facebook.com/rivernorthbrewery or follow and tag @rivernorthbrew on Twitter and Instagram.

Cigar City Brewing Company unveils refreshed logos, 2018 distribution calendar

November 17, 2017 - 11:01am

(Tampa, FL) – After months of collaboration with North Carolina agency The Brandit, Cigar City Brewing Company begins the rollout of their refreshed identity system today beginning with their social media and ecommerce platforms.

Crafted to celebrate and modernize their previous mark, the new logo will begin being seen in the marketplace in coming weeks and can be found on their latest 22 oz. release, Café con Leche.

The new identity system launch is one of multiple exciting developments slated for Cigar City Brewing in the coming months. Other exciting changes can be seen on their 2018 Distribution Calendar, which includes the addition of a new year-round beer, Guayabera Citra Pale Ale.

The calendar includes Cores, Special Releases, and a Nitro Series, poised to hit CCB’s entire distribution footprint.

Cigar City Brewing’s 2018 Distribution Portfolio

Cores:

Jai Alai IPA [Year-Round]
Maduro Brown Ale [Year-Round]
Invasion Tropical Pale Ale [Year-Round]
Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale [Year-Round]
Tampa-style Lager [Year-Round]
Guayabera Citra Pale Ale [Year-Round]

Nitro Series [Draft Only]:

Porter [January & February]
Minaret English Pub Ale [March & April]
Invasion Tropical Pale Ale [May & June]
Xenu Honey Cream Ale [July & August]
Maduro Brown Ale [September & October]
Cafe Con Leche Sweet Stout [November & December]

Special Releases:

White Oak Jai Alai [January, February, March, July, August & September]
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale [April, May & June]
Cubano Espresso-style Brown Ale [October, November & December]
Summer Beer [June & July]
Oktoberfest [August]
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale [September]
Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout [November]

Cigar City Brewing’s beer, including award-winning Jai Alai IPA, is now available in twelve states encompassing Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado and Utah. Cigar City Brewing’s ales and lagers are also exported to Denmark.

Visit Cigar City Brewing’s website [www.cigarcitybrewing.com] for full beer information and to find CCB beer closest to you.

About Cigar City Brewing:
Cigar City Brewing, makers of Jai Alai and Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, was founded in 2009 by Joey Redner with the goal of creating quality beer that reflected the flavors and history of the Tampa region. This unique perspective resonated with local and national markets and the brewery has quickly grown from 1,000 barrels of beer in 2009 to 65,000 barrels produced in 2016. The 2016 partnership with Oskar Blues of Lyons, Colorado ushered in a new era of growth for this Florida-based organization, with new markets and technologies on the horizon.

Trillium Garden at the Substation slated to open in December in Roslindale area of Boston

November 17, 2017 - 10:38am

(Boston, MA) – Trillium Brewing Company announced on Friday morning its imminent plans to open a beer garden in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston. Below is the official announcement from its blog.

Trillium Brewing Company, in partnership with Roslindale Village Main Street, is excited to announce plans to operate an indoor winter beer garden in the iconic Roslindale Substation Building.

The Trillium Garden at the Substation is slated to open in early December 2017 and will run through the winter season. In the heart of Roslindale Village, the beer garden will be an indoor venue open five days a week, serving a variety of rotating draft options. The location accommodates open seating, community space, and a limited number of private event opportunities.

“We had a killer time with the Garden on the Greenway this summer so we jumped at the chance to bring Trillium to another Boston neighborhood,” said Trillium co-owner Esther Tetreault. “Our goal has always been to build a strong community and share what we do. The Substation is such a unique and iconic space, in a welcoming neighborhood, making Roslindale a perfect winter home for the Trillium Garden.”

“Beer aficionados will have the unique opportunity to drink Trillium’s award-winning beer in the Substation’s awe-inspiring space, with its 34 foot ceilings, 18-foot copper clad doors, 250-ton capacity gantry crane, and six two-story windows,” said Alia Hamada Forrest, RVMS’s Executive Director. “Where Trillium goes, its fans follow. I’m eager to welcome the newcomers that will discover Roslindale’s existing mix of vibrant restaurants and retail options, and hope that these types of creative partnerships continue to spark across all of Boston Main Street districts. We know when you visit — you will want to return.”

The Roslindale Substation (designed by architect Robert Peabody of Peabody and Stearns with Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation) was built in 1911 and is one of six nearly identical converter substations built in and around Boston at that time to convert alternating current (A/C) electricity from the Boston Elevated Railway’s South Boston power plant to direct current (D/C) power for use by the trolley system. Service was discontinued in 1971 and the space remained unused until 2014 when the $4.8 million Substation renovation project was conceived and undertaken by Historic Boston Inc., Roslindale Village Main Street, Peregrine Group, LLC of Rumford, RI, and architect Prellwitz Chilinski Associates of Cambridge. In January 2017, Craft Beer Cellar opened on the lower level of the substation, ending the 46 year vacancy. Trillium’s tenancy on the main floor of the building will revive a prominent corner and reactivate the historic space. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic places.

Project planning is underway and an opening date will be announced soon. Stay tuned to the Trillium Garden Twitter and webpage for updates!

Nevin’s Brewing Company to re-brand, launch Midnight Pig beer nationally on Repeal Day

November 16, 2017 - 3:49pm

The new line of craft beer will be available in Chicagoland restaurants and bars and retail locations

Plainfield, IL — Nevin’s Brewing Company, 12337 South Route 59, Plainfield, is rebranding its brewery, Nevin’s Draft Co. and launching a new signature craft beer brand, Midnight Pig, which will be distributed across the Chicago-land area. In a nod to the prohibition era, the name “Midnight Pig,” inspired by speak easies, bootleggers and moonshiners, credits the “pig,” which was a vessel used to carry alcohol surreptitiously during this time. Honoring its namesake, Midnight Pig will launch nationally online, in bars and restaurants across the Chicagoland area, various retail locations on National Repeal Day, Tuesday, December 5. The Midnight Pig brand will introduce the following new beers:

· Apocalyptinator: Nevin’s Brewing Company’s 2016 Great American Beer Fest medal winner is a German-style Dopplebock with a big blast of caramel, chocolate and toasted toffee.

· Hook & Hatchet: Nevin’s Brewing Company’s interpretation of a Vienna-style lager in which a variety of high kilned, crystal and roasted malts are used to produce this copper hued, pretzely, malty, with a hint of caramel, brew.

· Shamefaced: Nevin’s Brewing Company’s pilsner is brewed with 100% German pilsner malt along with Mandarina Bavaria hops. Their take on the pilsner is that it should feature the flavors and aromatics of the hop with very little bitterness. Mandarina Bavaria hops add a fresh, crisp orange citrus note that makes this beer highly drinkable and delicious.

· Snitches get Stitches: Nevin’s Brewing Company teamed up with good friends in the Spent Grain Society homebrew club to brew this delicious Robust Porter. Chocolate, roast, and a hint of dark caramel make this beer amazing.

· Tumultuous: Nevin’s Brewing Company’s double dry hopped Imperial IPA with copious amounts of Centennial, Cascade, Chinook & Styrian Wolfe hops. Look for aromatics of pineapple, citrus and pine followed by a full bodied and well balanced drinking experience.

· Pinched: An IPA stuffed with a ton of hops. Toasted malty notes balance out the tremendous citrus and piney aromatics, but not overbearing on bitterness.

“With Midnight Pig, we are celebrating the history of brewing by acknowledging it’s infamous past; a lurid cast of characters and tales narrated from moonlit roads, back alleys, and speakeasies. This renowned era arose from the ingenuity of a few. Indeed, we’re talking about the innovators and the innovations that sowed the seeds for this notorious time—from inventive recipes to brewing techniques, packaging ideas, and reimagined transport move goods quickly,” said Ed Carrella, CEO of Sonas Hospitality. “It’s in this same spirit of determined ingenuity and innovation that we find our source of inspiration. We love the process of creating something new, and better yet, doing it sustainably. It drives our noble purpose. It’s about creating something seriously great, without taking ourselves too seriously, because what we do best should speak on its own.”

All retail packaging details flavor notes including unique malts and hops used to brew each beer, as well as a variety of suggested food pairings. Midnight Pig will be served at Nevin’s Brewing Co., along with a handful of Chicagoland restaurants and bars including Pete Miller’s Naperville, Pete Miller’s Evanston, The Kerry Piper, Muldoon’s and more. Midnight Pig will also be available for purchase at local retailers such as Binny’s, Malloy’s Finest Wines and Sprits, and Beer on the Wall.

Nevin’s Brewing Company and Midnight Pig pride themselves on giving back to the planet through sustainable brewing processes. Instead of simply discarding used or “spent” grain, Nevin’s Brewing Company delivers the grain to local farmers to use as feed for livestock and compost to enrich the soil for vegetables. They then, in turn, purchase this well-fed livestock and nutrient-rich vegetables to make their steaks, burgers, salads, side dishes other menu items at Nevin’s Brewing Company, to provide guests with sustainable and local dishes.

For more information about Midnight Pig and a full list of retail locations, please visit www.midnightpig.co or follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Sonas Hospitality

Created by Arcadian Partners, Sonas Hospitality Co. is the overarching management and operations company of several restaurant brands, including Nevin’s Brewing Company, Pete Miller’s Steakhouse, The Kerry Piper and Muldoon’s Irish Pub. For more information, visit www.sonashospitality.com.

Not Your Father’s Bourbon debuts, produced by makers of Not Your Father’s Root Beer

November 16, 2017 - 3:16pm

[Photo courtesy of Small Town Craft Spirits]

(Los Angeles, CA) – Small Town Craft Spirits announced today the launch of Not Your Father’s Bourbon, the first in a new line of spirits for the spirits company. The innovative company is putting an exciting spin on the centuries-old spirit for a new generation of whiskey drinkers and cocktail connoisseurs. Crafted for veteran and novice bourbon drinkers alike, Not Your Father’s Bourbon is an 86 proof (43% ABV), small batch bourbon with a hint of vanilla for a subtly sweet taste. Small Town Craft Spirits is from the makers of Small Town Brewery, pioneer of the flavored craft category with fan-favorite, Not Your Father’s Root Beer.

With more than 12% percent1 growth in the 85+ proof bourbon sector, Small Town Craft Spirits saw an opportunity to break ground in this category with a unique and accessible flavor profile that stands out from competitive brands. The distinctive blend of ingredients combined with the brand’s smooth finish creates a spirit that is far from ordinary. Small Town Craft Spirits is excited to offer a bourbon at an affordable price point with top-shelf taste that can be enjoyed during any occasion – from relaxing at home to celebrating a night out with friends.

The folks at Small Town Craft Spirits celebrate the rich history and heritage behind bourbon, but are excited to launch an option with a unique flavor twist and finish, different from what is expected. While most flavored whiskeys taste more like the flavor than the whiskey, Not Your Father’s believes that the whiskey is the most important part. A touch of Madagascar vanilla was added to enhance the flavor, not mask it.

Created to be approachable for all spirits drinkers, Not Your Father’s Bourbon appeals to those who want to savor the traditional taste of bourbon, on the rocks, as well as to those who prefer enjoying their bourbon in a mixed drink. Try mixing it with Not Your Father’s Root Beer for an indulgent cocktail that’s hard to refuse.

Not Your Father’s Bourbon comes in 750 ml bottles and is available in Illinois and Wisconsin with plans to launch nationwide by the first quarter of 2018.

About Small Town Craft Spirits
Small Town Craft Spirits internalizes small town American values – passion, pride, and ingenuity – and incorporates them into every aspect of its distillation. From the makers of Small Town Brewery, pioneer of the flavored craft category with fan-favorite, Not Your Father’s Root Beer, Small Town Craft Spirits prides itself on distilling with a special blend of ingredients that have laid the foundation for Not Your Father’s uniquely flavored products. For more information about Not Your Father’s Bourbon, check out www.smalltowncraftspirits.com.

1. IRI Total US, latest 13 weeks ending October 1, 2017 vs. same period last year.

Tucker Brewing Company planning to open in Tucker, Georgia, in spring 2018

November 16, 2017 - 3:03pm

(Tucker, GA) – Ryan Chapman, a young entrepreneur and native of Sandy Springs, Georgia, is working to open Tucker Brewing Company in the Spring of 2018. Situated at 2003 South Bibb Dr., a short drive down the street from Main Street, Tucker, the old warehouse is being transformed to feature a brand-new production brewery, Tasting Room, and the largest Beer Garden in Georgia with 6,500 square feet of space.

Founder, Ryan Chapman, is no stranger to business, having worked to grow the family’s building products company started by his father 19 years ago, and is excited to get into the beer industry. “I guess you could say I got an early start in the brewing game,” says Ryan. “After living in Germany as an exchange student during high school, my dad and I started attending local brew club meetings and brewing beer in our basement.” He decided to start Tucker Brewing to join his passions for beer and German culture, having also returned to Germany to study abroad during college.

The brewery plans to start production with a German Pilsner, Hefeweizen, and Red Lager keeping in line with their slogan of, “German-style beers, Southern roots.”

Gunbarrel Cosmic Glow NEIPA releases 11/16, Fresh Baked Stout releases 11/18

November 16, 2017 - 2:47pm

(Boulder, CO) – Gunbarrel Brewing is releasing a very limited batch of everyone’s favorite fall beer Fresh Baked Stout! Only available in 32oz Crowlers to-go and 4oz taster pours in the taproom. This chewy, rich milk stout is loaded with apples, vanilla bean, cinnamon & nutmeg. A touch of lactose reminds you of the flaky crust on Grandma’s apple pie! This beer will not last long!

Saturday, November 18 at 2 PM
Gunbarrel Brewing Company
7088 Winchester Circle, Boulder, Colorado 80301
7.7% 42 IBU

Also! We couldn’t be more proud of COSMIC GLOW the New England Style IPA we are releasing to you on 11.16.17. Dripping with lychee, ripe citrus and tropical fruits character, COSMIC GLOW bursts with bright, juicy hop aromas and ultra-smooth mouthfeel. This beer will have you glowing with pure joy from the inside out!

6.8% abv
64 IBU
Available in the taproom and 32oz crowlers to-go.

Pick up crowlers of Cosmic Glow on Saturday if you are unable to make the Thursday release of that beer.

About Gunbarrel Brewing Company
Crafted with passion by brewer Jamie Fox and his wife Marie, Gunbarrel Brewing Company is located in Boulder, Colorado.

Jamie has been brewing for the past eighteen years, and earned a Ph.D in neuroscience along the way. Marie has a background in marketing, hospitality and web development. Together, they share a passion for exploring the nuances and endless possibilities of craft beer.

We chose the name Gunbarrel for our brewery to pay homage to the rugged independent freedom of the West, and to honor the little slice of it that we call home. We look forward to pouring you a pint!

Deschutes The Abyss 2017 rollout begins Friday, November 17th with Portland event

November 16, 2017 - 2:30pm

(Portland, OR) – The first bottles of Deschutes Brewery’s The Abyss 2017 released in Portland will be at the Portland Public House on Friday, November 17th. Join us to grab bottles, savor sample trays, and revel in epic brunch items. And we’re opening early at 9 AM! What a perfect day to play like it’s the weekend already…

A deep, dark Imperial Stout, The Abyss has almost immeasurable depth and complexity. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate.

As for the great “drink it now or let it age” debate, we stand clearly on the fence. Distinct and delicious on release, the flavors meld and fuse into an entirely different pleasure after a year or more in the cellar.

The Abyss Brunch Menu

The Abyss sample tray with 6 vintages (2012-2017)

Roanoke Benedict Griddled buttermilk roll, Virginia ham, The Abyss chorizo, Hollandaise + eggs >> Served with fruit or friesBeer Styles

Crab Cake Benedict Dungeness crab cakes, heirloom tomato, Hollandaise + eggs >> Served with fruit or fries

Biscuits + Gravy House-made buttermilk biscuit, fennel sausage + Mirror Pond Pale Ale gravy

Loco Moco Two quarter-pound grass-fed beef patties, cheddar, rice, pork belly, egg + The Abyss gravy

Eggs In Purgatory Harissa sausage, tomato and roasted red pepper stew with parmesan + toast

Steak + Eggs 7 oz. Cedar River bavette steak, The Abyss butter, cheddar grits, eggs + toast

Breakfast Mushroom Flatbread Garlic cream sauce, mozzarella, chanterelle, oyster + shiitake mushrooms, farm egg

ESB Burger Extra special breakfast burger: Two quarter-pound grass-fed beef patties, cheddar, Mirror Pond aioli, lettuce, shaved red onions, and American Wheat pickles. Topped with bacon and a fried egg. >> Served with fruit or fries

Turkey Sando Hot turkey, Portland Creamery chèvre, cranberry compote, Havarti cheese and arugula on our cheddar-onion challah. >> Served with fruit or fries

Spicy Fried Chicken + Waffle Sourdough waffle, smoked provolone, kale pecan salad + maple gastrique

Date: 11/17/17

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House, 210 NW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97209

Lompoc to release seven holiday beers starting Monday, Nov. 27

November 16, 2017 - 2:08pm

(Portland, OR) – Lompoc Brewing has announced the upcoming release of seven holiday beers on draft for this season. The beers will be released on Monday, Nov. 27 from 4pm to 11pm at Lompoc Sidebar, 3901 N Williams Ave. The beers will be available on tap at all other Lompoc pubs on Nov. 28. C-Sons Greetings will be Lompoc’s only holiday beer available both on draft and in bottles. This year’s lineup includes old favorites alongside some new recipes, including:

Blitzen: A bright straw colored holiday favorite that’s dry hopped with Mandarina Bavaria hops, soursop puree and coriander. The hops and soursop combine for a citrusy aroma and flavor while the coriander gives a slight spice at the back end. 4.6% ABV

Brewdolph: A Belgian style red ale that features a malty and creamy body. Brewed with the Belgian Ardennes yeast strain, it boasts a mild fruitiness and a spicy clove character. 7.7% ABV

C-Sons Greetings Double IPA: A deep copper colored ale brewed and dry-hopped with all seven “C” hops for a piney, citrusy, floral and resinous aroma. Offers a full hop flavor with a rich caramel malt finish and an endless developing hop presence. 8% ABV

Lump of Coal: An Imperial porter fermented with and aged on sour cherries for six weeks in a stainless steel tank. Notes of chocolate and cherries permeate with hints of tobacco and leather leaving a tangy finish on the palate. 8% ABV

Old Tavern Rat 2016: A dark amber colored barleywine that was aged for a year prior to its release. It has a strong bitterness that is balanced with the sweetness of caramel and toffee flavors. 9.4% ABV

Port Barrel Aged Old Tavern Rat 2016: A dark amber colored barleywine that was aged in Maryhill Winery Port barrels for eight months. It has notes of oak, toasted raisin bread and dark cherry followed by blackberry and caramel. 9.4% ABV

Top Shelf, Old Sport: A Holiday Ale Festival exclusive! One sip of this rich, malty Belgian style dubbel and you’ll find yourself transported to a padded Corinthian leather chair by a fireplace, perhaps discussing the day’s business with your fellow club members. Quaffing from a snifter of this dark brown ale, you’ll reminisce of Victorian-era aristocracy while enjoying strong notes of caramel, raisins, prunes, dates and oak. Aged for eight months in Maryhill Winery Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, the complex and robust yet delicate flavors of this ale compel you to take a sip, then nod and proclaim to your nearest chum, “Top shelf, old sport!” 7% ABV

About Lompoc Brewing
Lompoc (pronounced Lom-Pock) creates eight flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in bottles, cans and on draft at locations throughout Oregon and Washington, and at its five Portland neighborhood pubs: Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, Hedge House and Oaks Bottom in Southeast, and the Lompoc Tavern in Northwest. Proudly brewed in #LompocOregon, a state of mind. For more information, visit LompocBrewing.com and get social @LompocBeer.

Saint Arnold Society membership drive launches with “Free Beer for Life” promotion

November 16, 2017 - 2:01pm

The perfect gift for the beer lover in your life

(Houston, TX) – Looking for that perfect holiday gift for the beer lover in your life? Something that will get used for the rest of that person’s life? Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the 2017 Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year, is offering a limited number of memberships to the Saint Arnold Society, a group with many perks, including free beer for life.

To coincide with the opening of the Saint Arnold Beer Garden in 2018, Founder and Brewer Brock Wagner created the Saint Arnold Society. For a one-time membership fee of $1,000, members of the Saint Arnold Society will receive many benefits including: a free beer with each visit, a handmade engraved pewter mug stored at the Beer Garden, hard hat access to the site during construction, and more. This membership can be enjoyed for the rest of one’s life.

“Since opening Saint Arnold Brewing Company in 1994, I have long had a dream of creating a beer garden that would be a destination for the community to gather – a place Houstonians are proud of and want to bring visitors to,” said Wagner. “After 23 years, much brewing, getting laws changed, and moving to our downtown location, this dream is finally becoming a reality.”

The Beer Garden will be located next to the existing brewery on Lyons Street and will be open seven days a week to showcase current beers, special barrels, and beers in development. Saint Arnold worked with architects Natalye Appel + Associates and landscape architects Office of James Burnett (OJB) on the design which will include a dissolving metal building that will offer an amazing view of the downtown Houston skyline, murals by local artists, pet-friendly outdoor seating, and more.

Interested applicants can sign up here for Saint Arnold Society membership.

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About Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Saint Arnold Brewing’s 11 year-round beers, seven seasonals and three special series – Divine Reserve, Icon, and Bishop’s Barrel – are made and sold by the company’s staff of 80 dedicated employees. Saint Arnold was named 2017 Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year and the beers have won 24 medals at the Great American Beer Festival .The brewery on the north side of downtown Houston was listed by Thrillist among the best breweries in America for eating, and Smart Meetings magazine named it among the top breweries to host an event. Saint Arnold is located at 2000 Lyons Avenue and its beer hall opens at 11 A.M. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.saintarnold.com.

C Squared Ciders Sailor Series sets sail with Cousteau Barrel Aged Cider on Black Friday

November 16, 2017 - 1:37pm

(Denver, CO) – C Squared Ciders, a Denver, CO based independent craft cidery announced the release of Cousteau, the first cider from their high end and barrel-aged Sailor Series. Cousteau is a French American Hybrid Cider made with Newtown Pippin and French Bittersweet apples. A mixed culture fermentation, including wild yeast strains, was slowly fermented and aged in American and French Oak for over 7 months.

Cousteau is crisp, tart, and dry from the bittersweet apples, with aromas of stone fruit and a hint of toasted oak. At 6.9% ABV and only 6g of residual sugar per liter, Cousteau will stand alone or pair perfectly with any meal. Packaged in 500mL bottles with only 500 total cases available, Cousteau will debut for purchase exclusively at C Squared Ciders at 4:00p.m. on Black Friday, November 24th. The release party will go long into the evening at their on site tasting room, the Rackhouse. Bottles will be available at select liquor stores throughout Colorado and Minnesota the following week, and on draft at select accounts only in Colorado.

Since July 2015, C Squared has been producing and distributing their award winning Siren Series, which are American style ciders with an emphasis on balance and drink-ability. “The Sirens were developed with the intention of appealing to a wide array of craft drinkers, whereas the Sailor Series will fit the demand for a more esoteric and boutique category of cider,” says Sales Manager, Eric Hatlestad.

Future ciders from the Sailor Series will only be released when properly aged and at the height of perfection. Each Sailor Series offering will be stylized by country of origin, and are an ode to different apples, yeasts, wood, and ciders from around the world that inspire C Squared Ciders’ makers.

For more information on C Squared Ciders, please visit csquaredciders.com

About C Squared Ciders: C Squared Ciders is a Denver based craft cidery, located in the thriving downtown RiNo Arts District. At C Squared Ciders, we create the highest quality ciders from the finest ingredients that Mother Nature has to offer. The name C Squared symbolizes our commitment to take cider to the next level, in terms of both the mainstream acceptance of cider and what cider can become. To do this, we are combining our decades of craft brewing experience with cider/winemaking techniques to bring new flavors to the world of cider.

Portland Cider to release Oregon Wild, Winter Spice and Hot Mulled Cider at annual event

November 16, 2017 - 1:22pm

Portland Cider Co. announces annual Wassail Holiday Party
Featuring the release of three ciders, including Oregon Wild, a community cider made with apples from Portland neighbors

Clackamas, OR – Portland Cider Company will host its annual Wassail Holiday Party – an event open to all ages of the public – on Friday, Dec. 1 from 6pm to 11pm at its Clackamas Pub & Cidery, located at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd., Bldg F. The Wassail Holiday Party features the release of three winter and specialty ciders, including Oregon Wild, a community cider hand pressed earlier this fall with donated apples collected from the backyards of neighbors in the Portland Metropolitan area.

Portland Cider will also release a very limited run of a long-time taproom holiday favorite, Winter Spice, a festively spiced cider with a little bit of a cayenne pepper kick made with 100 percent Northwest apples; and Hot Mulled Cider, a lightly spiced cider fortified with Portland Cider Co.’s own cider brandy, served warm and strong.

The family friendly event will also feature entertainment provided by the Portland Revels, including Morris dancing, pub songs lead by festively dressed carolers, and live music. A King and Queen of the Wassail will lead guests through a proper “Toastings of the Apple Trees,” a Wassail tradition that stands the test of time, in which attendees help Portland Cider Company toast apple trees with cider to ensure a good apple harvest in the coming year.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds of the sales of the Oregon Wild cider will be donated to the Oregon Wild nonprofit conservation organization by way of the Oregon Brewshed Alliance, an outreach initiative made up of a coalition of brewers that works to protect the public and wildlands in the Northwest. Portland Cider Co. was the first cidery to join the Oregon Brewshed Alliance , and its PDX apple recycling collection program is its annual fundraiser for the organization.

Visit PortlandCider.com for more information and get social @PortlandCider.

About Portland Cider Company
Portland Cider Company was started in October 2012 by an Oregonian and a family of British expats with the mission of bringing cider, handcrafted in the English tradition, to the Northwest. It has two taproom locations: Portland Cider House at 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214; and Taproom & Cidery at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015.

Station 26 Dark Star varietals, brewery list, bombers announced for Black Friday Invitational

November 16, 2017 - 1:03pm

[Photo courtesy of RadCraft]

Denver, CO — Station 26 Brewing Co. has finalized the pour list for its upcoming event, the inaugural Black Friday Invitational.

In past years Station 26 has released its famed Dark Star Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout the day after Thanksgiving. This year the tradition has expanded to include ten variants of this sought-after Stout, as well as beers from other breweries.

Here is the Dark Star variant list—
Almond Joy: toasted coconut, cacao nibs, toasted almond
Mexican Chocolate: Mexican vanilla bean, Saigon cassia, Pequin chiles, cacao nibs
Sesame Brittle: toasted sesame seeds, ginger, toasted coconut, caramel
Root Beer Float: root beer herbs/spices (sarsaparilla, sassafras, ginger, birch bark, licorice root, dandelion root, Cascade hops, wild cherry tree bark, juniper berries, cinnamon), Mexican vanilla
Manhattan: bitters herbs (cardamom, coriander, gentian root, allspice, clove), orange zest
Gingerbread: ginger, vanilla, molasses
IKEA: lingonberry, garnished with Swedish meatballs
The Forager: roasted mushrooms (crimini, shiitake, oyster), red and golden beet, chapulines (grasshoppers), rosemary, thyme, sage
Breakfast: maple syrup, coffee, bacon, blueberry
Black Walnut and Port: Port barrel aged Dark Star with toasted black walnuts

Limited bombers of Almond Joy, Root Beer Float, Manhattan, and Black Walnut and Port are now available for reserve as of Tuesday, November 14. Guests can pick up bombers beginning Saturday, November 25.

Here is the brewery list —
4 Noses Brewing Company, Broomfield
Call To Arms Brewing Company, Denver
Powder Keg Brewing Company, Niwot
River North Brewery, Denver
Ratio Beerworks, Denver
TRVE Brewing, Denver
Our Mutual Friend Brewery, Denver
Melvin Brewing, Jackson, WY and Bellingham, WA

Tickets to the Black Friday Invitational cost $55 each, and include a 2.5-hour tasting session, 13 drink tickets for 3oz pours of Dark Star and other specialty beers, passed appetizers, and a commemorative Black Friday Invitational glass. Purchase tickets and reserve bombers via Eventbrite here.

For more information about this event, contact Emily Hutto at coop@radcraftbeer.com.

ABOUT STATION 26 BREWING CO.
Station 26 Brewing Co. brews craft beers in a 1960 fire station in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood. The brewery was founded in 2013 by Justin Baccary and friends. Station 26 is well-known for its draft-only flagship Juicy Banger IPA and its GABF-medal winning Colorado Cream Ale, which is brewed with Colorado-grown barley and hops. Station 26 cans five year-round beers and brews numerous seasonal and one-off draft-only beers. The brewery is an ideal first stop for travelers coming from Denver International Airport. Find the brewery online at www.station26brewing.co.

Lone Tree English Old Ale now available

November 16, 2017 - 12:48pm

Lone Tree, CO — Lone Tree Brewing Company released its 2017 batch of English Old Ale this week. This winter seasonal ale brewed with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice was formerly called Arctic Spice Old Ale. It belongs to the brewery’s Branching Out Series of experimental, limited quantity beers in large format bottles.

This beer’s spices follow aromatics of dark fruit on the nose. The first sip of this 8 percent ABV Old Ale delivers notes of sweet, rich molasses. Roasted malts mingled with earthy hop notes round out the finish. It’s a hearty beer that holds its own in winter weather.

Bombers of Lone Tree English Old Ale will be available at liquor stores across Colorado while supplies last.

ABOUT LONE TREE BREWING COMPANY

Lone Tree Brewing Company was the first brewery in Lone Tree, Colorado that opened near Park Meadows Mall in 2011. The neighborhood-focused, family-friendly brewery and tasting room regularly hosts community events that gather around a stylistically diverse lineup of flagship, seasonal, and limited release beers. Lone Tree’s cans and 22-ounce bombers are sold across the state of Colorado, as well as Kansas and Nebraska. Its draft beer is poured at many bars and restaurants in its distribution footprint as well. Find the brewery online at lonetreebrewingco.com.

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