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Alaskan Brewing heads to Missouri with Grey Eagle, Krey, Lohr, and H.W. Herrell

April 27, 2018 - 10:06pm

Beer Available in St. Louis and Surrounding Areas in Mid-May

(Juneau, AK) – Beer drinkers throughout the Show-Me state will soon be able to enjoy award-winning beer from the Last Frontier, as beer from the Alaskan Brewing Company will be on tap and on the shelves in Missouri beginning in mid-May. Alaskan is partnering with distributors Grey Eagle, Krey, Lohr, and H.W. Herrell to distribute beer throughout St. Louis and the surrounding area. The move into Missouri marks Alaskan’s 21st state, and its first new state this year.

Starting in mid-May, beer fans in Missouri will notice year-round packages of Alaskan Amber, White, Husky IPA, Hopothermia Double IPA, and the Frontier Variety Pack, as well as new year-round products Kolsch Ale and SMaSH Galaxy Double IPA. Alaskan’s award-winning signature beer, Smoked Porter, will also be introduced to the market upon its release later this fall.

“Our move into Missouri is a natural fit for our brand,” remarked Alaskan Sales and Marketing Director Merv Boyce. “We have a rock-solid group of enthusiastic distributors there, along with quite a few Alaskan beer fans throughout the state. Our story and the thrill of a “taste of Alaska” that comes in every Alaskan beer really resonates with the people of Missouri, who have a long and storied history with beer and brewing. We know that they recognize quality brews when they taste them.”

Distribution will begin in the St. Louis area and eventually move throughout the state.

Alaskan Brewing Co. was founded in Juneau, Alaska, in 1986 by Marcy and Geoff Larson. Then 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.

Intrepid Sojourner first anniversary to feature party, mug club launch, daily bottle releases

April 27, 2018 - 8:17pm

(Denver, CO) — The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project® will celebrate its first birthday with a party on Saturday, May 19, at its brewery and taproom at 925 W 8th Ave. in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe.

In addition to a beer garden, band, and Barbed Wire Reef food truck, the brewery will celebrate with beer: A firkin tapping, beer infusions, and any unsold beer from its preceding-week gauntlet of 22-oz. bottle releases and special infusion flights.

Monday will see the bottle release of the Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout; Tuesday, the Peach Hickory Wee Heavy; Wednesday, the Imperial Basil IPA; Thursday, the Belgian Quad; and Friday, the Imperial Sahti.

A special flight of beers brewed on the brewery’s new pilot system, each with four infusions, will be available nightly in the taproom: the Middle Eastern Saison (infused Monday with za’atar, ras el hanout, khmeli suneli, and advieh); the Carrot IPA (Tuesday, with ginger, Sichuan peppers, beats and cilantro, and chilis); the Garlic Amber (Wednesday, with roasted, fermented, black, and Creole garlic); a sour (Thursday, with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries); and the Coffee Session Pale Ale (Friday, with Aztec cocoa, Robusta coffee, Arabica coffee, and smoked coffee). Any beer left over will be available, un-infused, on Saturday.

Brewer and cofounder Andrew Moore will kick off the week at 7pm Monday, May 14, in the taproom with a presentation about brewing with adjuncts.

The week will also see the launch of the Intrepid Sojourner Beer Club: For a $150 membership, members get a mug with $1 off pours all year, select free brews at Intrepid Sojourner’s international parties, free entry into the brewery’s internationaltrip giveaways, a t-shirt, a holiday party, and early access to future bottle releases.

New Belgium Brewing appoints Christian Holbrook as Production Brewmaster

April 27, 2018 - 7:25pm

(Fort Collins, CO) – New Belgium Brewing is proud to announce the appointment of Christian Holbrook as Production Brewmaster. Boasting an impressive resume of brewing credentials, Holbrook will oversee brewing operations at New Belgium’s Fort Collins, CO, and Asheville, NC, locations, as well as New Belgium’s highly anticipated 10-barrel pilot brewery at The Source Hotel in Denver.

Most recently Quality Manager of Brewing Raw Materials at New Belgium, Holbrook is an experienced brewer with a long and successful track record in the American craft beer industry. Holbrook has been with New Belgium for the past 15 years, working in all areas of brewing operations at the 100% employee-owned brewery.

“Christian’s vast brewing knowledge and experience will be invaluable to us as we continue to grow our business,” said Joe Davis, New Belgium’s COO. “Christian is a respected leader in the brewing industry and we believe our craft credentials and future are in good hands under his leadership.”

Holbrook holds a Master’s Degree in Brewing Science from University of Nottingham (UK). In addition, he serves on numerous industry organization Technical Committees and Boards of Directors, including the American Malting Barley Association, Brewing & Malting Barley Research Institute, The Hop Research Council, and The Hop Quality Group. Holbrook has also presented at the Craft Brewers Conference, World Brewing Congress and Master Brewers Association of the Americas.

“My brewing experience to this point has been totally in the craft brewing industry, so my heart and soul is 100 percent in craft beer production and understanding and meeting the needs of this dynamic industry and the diverse group of people who love New Belgium beer,” Holbrook said. “I am excited to continue working with our incredibly talented group of co-workers to bring new beers to life, continue our pursuit of quality in research and innovation, and to discover what the future holds for us as an independent American craft brewer.”

Holbrook has already transitioned into his new role at New Belgium as the brewery celebrates 27 years of producing world-class beers. As a 100% employee-owned B Corp, New Belgium continues on its mission to demonstrate that business can be a force for good.

About New Belgium Brewing
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work, one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses and tops Bicycling Magazine’s Best Companies for Cyclists. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire Amber Ale, New Belgium brews sixteen year-round beers: Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Fat Tire Belgian White, The Hemperor HPA, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale, Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA, Sour Saison, Honey Orange Tripel, Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Tartastic Fruit Beer Series, 1554 Black Lager, Bohemian Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Style Ale, Trippel and a gluten-reduced beer, Glutiny Pale Ale. To learn more, visit NewBelgium.com and follow the brewery on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

New Realm Brewing to open Virginia Beach Brewery and Taproom, replacing Green Flash

April 27, 2018 - 7:06pm

[L-R New Realm Brewing Co-Founders Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele]

(Atlanta, GA) – New Realm Brewing, the Southeast-based craft brewery co-founded by Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele, has announced plans to open a second brewery and taproom in Virginia Beach. New Realm has partnered with The Miller Group to lease the 58,000 square-foot facility which formerly housed the Green Flash Brewing Company. The announcement follows the recent purchase of brewing equipment located at the Virginia Beach facility.

“As we looked at ways to serve our growing base of New Realm fans, it was important to us that we remain a local brewer in the Southeast, expand capacity, increase innovation and stay true to our core values,” said Carey Falcone, CEO and co-founder of New Realm Brewing. “When the opportunity came up to partner with The Miller Group to lease the Virginia Beach facility, purchase newer, high-quality brewing equipment at a great value and create jobs in Virginia Beach, we knew we needed to seize it.”

“New Realm is proud to become part of the Virginia Beach community as we continue to serve our fans in Atlanta. We could not ask for better local partners than Jerry Miller and The Miller Group. We look forward to benefiting from their experience, support and advocacy as we serve the Virginia Beach community for many years to come.”

Jerry Miller, CEO and founder of The Miller Group, said, “We are thrilled to welcome New Realm to Virginia Beach. With the backing of a strong management team, world-class facility and premier location, New Realm’s brewery and taproom will support job creation and draw visitors to Virginia Beach year-round.”

The Virginia Beach brewery and taproom will be located at 1209 Craft Lane, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and New Realm expects it to open once it receives all applicable licenses and permits required for operation. The new brewery is capable of brewing 40,000 barrels annually, and will feature a tasting room with a wide variety of beers on tap, an outdoor beer garden, and private event space.

New Realm beers are currently available at its Beltline brewery and restaurant in Atlanta, as well as bars throughout Atlanta and select retail locations in Georgia. The existing brewery and restaurant is located at 550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta, Georgia with reservations accepted via OpenTable on New Realm’s website. For a complete list of hours, information on private events and public tours, as well as additional information, visit www.newrealmbrewing.com.

About New Realm Brewing
New Realm Brewing Company is an American craft brewery started in 2016 by co-founders Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele. On a mission to rethink tradition and bend the rules, the team planted their first production facility in a 20,000 square-foot space on Atlanta’s east side Beltline trail, featuring a 25hl brewhouse, 3,000 square-foot restaurant, rooftop patio and beer garden. Renaissance man and brewing legend, Mitch Steele received the Russell Scherer Award for Innovation in Brewing in 2014 and co-authored the book IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale in 2012. New Realm Brewing’s core principles are quality, creativity, authenticity, and striving for perfection, all with a customer-centric commitment and approach.

Four Saints releases hemp ale brewed with carbon-neutral process

April 27, 2018 - 10:14am

Four Saints Debuts Carbon-Neutral Brewing with Hemp Ale

(Asheboro, NC) — Four Saints Brewing Company has partnered with Greensboro’s Urban Offsets to brew Founding Fathers Hemp Ale with a carbon-neutral process from start to finish. The beer will be released at Raleigh’s Brewgaloo, April 28.

The carbon emissions produced by brewing — from sourcing the ingredients to tapping the kegs — will be offset by renewable-energy and other projects in North Carolina that reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This is the first carbon-neutral brewing process of its kind in North Carolina and one of the first in the country.

“One of the beautiful things about being a craft brewery is we can experiment,” says Andrew Deming, co-founder and head brewer at Four Saints.

One of the emission-reduction projects supported by Urban Offsets is the Cone Health Cancer Center Healing Gardens in Greensboro. As part of its work with Urban Offsets, Four Saints will fund tree plantings at the garden.

“This project gives us the opportunity to spread some joy and hope and do something good,” says Joel McClosky, co-founder of Four Saints. “Brewing beer might not be curing major world problems, but if we can help our local community through a beer we brew and be an example for other breweries, then why not?”

Founding Fathers Hemp Ale is an English mild ale that incorporates hemp flower from Asheboro-based Founder’s Hemp. The earthy, nutty beer comes in at 3.8% ABV and 8 IBU. Last year, the beer became North Carolina’s first legally registered hemp ale.

In an effort to reduce carbon emissions and support local industry, all beer ingredients were sourced from North Carolina companies. Epiphany Craft Malt of Durham supplied the grain, and Bee Hoppy Farms in Pittsboro grew the hops.

“It’s a relatively small pilot batch, but now that the legwork is done, we can easily scale the carbon-neutral process developed with Four Saints to match a growing demand for locally crafted products that also invest in their communities,” says Shawn Gagné, CEO of Urban Offsets.

Four Saints Brewing Company is located at 218 S. Fayetteville St., Asheboro. To learn more about the brewery, visit www.FourSaintsBrewing.com. For details about Brewgaloo, go to www.ShopLocalRaleigh.org/Brewgaloo.

Good Nature Brewing expanding distribution, opening beer garden in May

April 27, 2018 - 9:02am

(Hamilton, NY) – Here is what’s coming up for Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room this spring and summer.

Good Nature is expanding distribution downstate! More details about this expansion will be coming shortly, but it will cover these 14 counties in purple in the graphic above.

The Good Nature Farm Brewery’s Beer Garden Opens in May. It’s the perfect destination for a sunny CNY day!

Summer Beer Releases:

Rotation Nation Series (IV on June 1, V on July 13)

When Good Nature opened in 2010, there were only 65 breweries in all of New York State, and most focused on making a few great core beers. Just 6 years later, we arefast approaching 500 NY breweries, and with that comes thousands of new beers. We’ll never stop making your favorite GNB brews, but we’ve created a a series in response to the ever changing rotational nature of Craft Beer.

About every 6 weeks, you can expect a new limited release IPA. Enjoy the robust juicy flavors of our new IPA series, featuring different hops from all over the world, but always with New York State malt and hops as the backbone of each recipe.

Limited amounts of Rotation Nation beers will be available in 4-packs of 16oz cans at the Farm Brewery, the Broad Street Tap Room and in distribution. Rotation Nation Series beers will be on draft at select bars, restaurants and stores where Good Nature Beers are carried (ask at your favorite spot!).

There Gose the Farm
First released in March 2016, we’re excited to bring back this seasonal favorite! This German style Gose comes in at 3.8% ABV and is perfect for the warm weather of summer.

Summer Concert Series

The Good Nature Farm Brewery’s Summer Concert Series brings great music and great beer together for the perfect way to spend your summer Sunday afternoons! This series is put on in partnership with Creative Concerts, and you can find more information and tickets on their website.

All shows are on Sunday afternoons in the Good Nature Farm Brewery’s Beer Garden, with food, Good Nature’s beer, NYS cider, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
Doors @ 4pm
Show @ 5pm
All Ages welcome to attend (under 21 admitted with parent or a guardian).

Schedule:
May 13th:: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
May 27th:: The Heavy Pets
June 3rd:: The Ghost of Paul Revere
June 17th:: Amy Helm
June 24th:: Martin Sexton
July 1st:: Uprooted Featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
July 15th:: Dark Hollow
August 5th:: Live at the Fillmore
August 19th:: Donna The Buffalo
August 26th:: Driftwood

Good Nature is hiring:

Along with expanded distribution, Good Nature is hiring additional Brewery Representatives.
Summer is our busy season, and Good Nature is filling a variety of positions behind the bar, in the kitchen, and beyond!
Line Cooks
Outdoor Grill Cooks
Woodfired Pizza Slingers
Beertenders/Food Service Coordinators
Market Salesperson
And more!

Jester King RU55 Batch 8 and Funk Metal Batch 9 to be released on April 27

April 26, 2018 - 3:16pm

[Photo Credit: Jester King]

(Austin, TX) – Jester King has announced Friday’s weekly beer release. More details below taken from the brewery’s social media blast on Thursday…

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This Friday, we’re very excited to release our first two barrel-aged blends of 2018 — RU55 and Funk Metal! Up until this point, all our barrel-aged releases in 2018 (like Abscission and Wanderflora) were blended last year.

RU55 is our barrel-aged sour red ale and Funk Metal is our barrel-aged sour stout. Both beers actually have a connection to the state of Michigan. RU55 is brewed in tribute to brewer Russ Beattie formerly of Dark Horse Brewing in Marshall, Michigan. Russ helped us get started and learn how to brew professionally. Funk Metal was inspired by Madrugada Obscura, which is of course brewed by Dexter, Michigan’s Jolly Pumpkin. So thank you to the Great Lakes State for the help and inspiration!

RU55 and Funk Metal were both originally released back in 2012. This year’s releases mark number 8 for RU55 and number 9 for Funk Metal. It’s hard to believe we’re closing in on 10 blends of each of these beers. It’s also fun to reminisce about how both beers were pretty cutting edge when they first came out six years ago. An American brewer making sour red ales inspired by Flanders was pretty uncommon, and a barrel aged sour stout was pretty extreme for the time. Aside from Jolly Pumpkin’s Madrugada Obscura and The Bruery’s Tart of Darkness, we had never heard of the style before. Anyhow, it’s interesting and fun to see how times have progressed and what was perhaps extreme is now sort of classic.

RU55 Batch #8 and Funk Metal Batch # 9 will be released this Friday, April 27th, at 4pm when the tasting room opens. Funk Metal was packaged on March 20th and 21st, has a 9.5% ABV, a specific gravity of 1.011, 28 IBU’s, and a pH of 3.46. RU55 Batch 8 was packaged March 29th and 30th, is 6.7% ABV, has a specific gravity of 1.005, 15.5 IBU’s, and a pH of 3.30. Both will be available by the glass and in bottles to go (750ml/$18). We have about 4,500 bottles of RU55 and 3,500 bottles of Funk Metal and anticipate limited distribution of both.

Listermann Brewing Company, King Studios and We Have Become Vikings launch new beer

April 26, 2018 - 3:00pm

Celebrating King Records 75th anniversary on May 5th

(Cincinnati, OH) — King Studios is partnering with Listermann Brewing Company along with the design & print shop We Have Become Vikings to celebrate the recent acquisition of the King Records property by the City of Cincinnati and the upcoming 75th  anniversary of King Records in Evanston. 

Come join the party starting at 10am at Listermann Brewing Company, located just blocks from the site of King Records headquarters on Saturday May 5th , 2 days after the 85th  birthday of James Brown, who recorded for King for 15 years, producing some of his biggest hits and playing a major role in the development of Funk, Soul, and Hip Hop. 

The beer being released is called Hops, Hops, Hops and is a New England style IPA brewed with El Dorado, Citra and Centennial hops. This beer has “flavors of oranges, peaches and pears that give this light bodies NE IPA a big punch of fruitiness and juice” described by Jared Lewinski, head brewer of Listermann Brewing Company. This beer will be available on tap at the brewery and sold in 4 pack 16 oz cans for $14.99 with 10% of the beer proceeds generously being donated to King Studios. 

The event will be a launch party for a summer-long celebration of King Records’ history leading up to September, which is King Records Month. This year marks the 75th  anniversary of Syd Nathan establishing his record company in Cincinnati. Throughout the summer, Listermann Brewing will be producing a series of beers honoring musicians who recorded at King. From the 1940s to the 1970s, the label recorded a diverse catalog of American Music including Country, R& B, Rockabilly, Doo-Wop, Blues, Bluegrass, and Funk.  

This series will explore these various genres by honoring musicians who recorded their music at King — from beloved Bonnie Lou, one of the first Country artists to cross over to Rockabilly in 1955 with her hit “Daddy-o” to Philip Paul, the legendary studio drummer at King who played on over 350 recordings with such R &B greats as Hank Ballard, Little Willie John and Tiny Bradshaw. Each month two musicians will be unveiled with a beer launch taking place on the first Saturday of each month throughout the summer. 

We Have Become Viking have been commissioned to design a portrait of each musician being honored. We Have Become Vikings were the creators of King City, the art installation that celebrated Syd Nathan’s company during the wildly popular Blink Festival in October 2017 in downtown Cincinnati. 

In honor of James Brown’s birthday this year, remember to “say “Please Please Please” to your bartender! 

About Listermann Brewing Company

Listermann Brewing Company is a family owned brewery and homebrew supply store located at 1621 Dana Avenue . The home brew store has been operating since 1991 and the brewery has been brewing award winning beers for the city since 2008.

For more information on Listermann Brewing Company events, news, and products visit listermannbrewing.com  and @ListermannBrewing on social media.

About King Studios

King Studios is a non-profit organization whose goal is to expose and energize the legacy of Cincinnati’s historic King Records and to share its rich history in contemporary ways that engage the community and the world in the legacy of King. For more information on King Studios, visit www.kingstudios.org/

About We Have Become Vikings

We Have Become Vikings is a multi-discipline design & print shop located in the heart of Over-the-Rhine that helps people tell stories through any means possible. Visit their website https://wehavebecomevikings.com/

Second Self Beer Co. Make IPA Great Again debuts this week

April 26, 2018 - 2:30pm

Double IPA Will Be Available in Cans and on Draft Throughout Georgia & Alabama Starting in May

(Atlanta, GA) – Atlanta brewery Second Self Beer Company introduces its newest offering Make IPA Great Again (9% ABV, 111 IBU), a phenomenal Double IPA made for winners. The brewery’s Cofounders Jason Santamaria and Chris Doyle created the throwback double IPA as an homage to the bitter and clear IPAs that inspired them to start brewing over a decade ago. This new beer will be released at Second Self’s Westside taproom on April 28th and on draft and in cans throughout the patriotic states of Georgia and Alabama in May.

Brewed with Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Simcoe hops, Make IPA Great Again has tremendous notes of pine, resin, covfefe and citrus with a bitter finish. It is best enjoyed on the golf course or while browsing Twitter on Stormy nights. Suggested food pairings include well-done steak with ketchup, taco bowls, Russian dressing, and anything off the Dollar Menu.

Label artwork was designed by Tex Grubbs, and the yuge 16 oz. cans will fit comfortably even in small hands. The beer’s name was devised by Eddie Holly, Owner of Ale Yeah! in Decatur.

#MakeIPAGreatAgain

ABOUT SECOND SELF BEER COMPANY

Bringing a decade of brewing experience, Second Self’s Co-Founders Jason Santamaria and Chris Doyle released their highly acclaimed beers to the public in fall 2014. Second Self’s beers are brewed with fresh ingredients like blue ginger and lemongrass (never dried ingredients or extracts), and each beer is designed to be paired with food. Second Self’s brewery and taproom is located in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood at 1317 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, GA. The craft brewery has been nationally recognized by Food & Wine, DRAFT Magazine, Beer Advocate, Fortune, Paste Magazine and more. For more information, visit www.secondselfbeer.com.

Coronado Peach Cruiser IPA joins Knoxville Series starting April 27

April 26, 2018 - 1:06pm

(San Diego, CA) – Coming off the success of North Island IPA, Coronado Brewing is releasing the next beer in its Knoxville Series – Peach Cruiser IPA – in time for summer. Coronado’s Knoxville Series debuted earlier this year and features three special release beers distributed throughout Coronado’s network in six-pack cans, 22oz bottles and on draft. The series offers beer drinkers fun, interesting beers available to buy on store shelves, while supplies last. Peach Cruiser IPA is the second installment in the series and comes off the heels of the very well-received North Island IPA. Early Bird Milk Stout is scheduled as the third release later this year.

Peach Cruiser is a San Diego-style IPA brewed with summer in mind. The beer is brewed using a blend of Mosaic, Citra and Azacca hops, with fresh peach puree added to complement the tropical citrus hoppiness. “When I think of summer, I think of tropical fruit and the beach,” says Mark Thiesen, Head Brewer, Coronado Brewing Company. “The blend of hops we used brings out all the bright, tropical fruit characteristics you look for in a summer beer, and the fresh peach puree complements and enhances those flavors nicely. The end result is an incredibly easy-drinking and refreshing IPA that’s perfect for outdoor activities.”

Peach Cruiser IPA will debut at all Coronado locations on Friday, April 27 in six-pack cans, 22oz bottles and on draft. The beer will hit broader retail availability in May and will be available to buy on store shelves throughout the company’s distribution network. For more information about Peach Cruiser IPA, visit www.coronadobrewing.com. Stay Coastal. Cheers.

Peach Cruiser IPA:

Style: San Diego-Style IPA

ABV: 6.8%

Package: 22oz, 12oz six-pack, draft

Release: April 2018

Availability: Coronado’s distribution network

Label Copy:

We took a San Diego-style IPA and added fresh peach puree to complement the tropical citrus hoppiness. The result is an unfiltered, easy-to-drink IPA with tons of citrus and peach fruitiness and a moderately hoppy/bitter finish.

About Coronado Brewing Company

In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. Today CBC stays true to their San Diego roots, brewing abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales, which are available today in 14 US states and 12 countries. In addition to the long-established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside its San Diego production facility in 2013, and a tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, California in 2014. Coronado Brewing Company was honored in 2014 with one of the brewing industry’s most prestigious awards—World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for a Mid-Size Brewing Company.

Links:

Website: http://www.coronadobrewing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coronadobrewingcompany

Instagram: @CoronadoBrewing

Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing

#MermaidSighting

#StayCoastal

Ninkasi Maiden the Shade Summer IPA and Summer IPA Variety 12-Pack land May 2018

April 26, 2018 - 12:57pm

(Eugene, OR) — Crafted for warm weather, Ninkasi Brewing Company brings back its sunny seasonal, Maiden the Shade Summer IPA, and launches its new Summer IPA Variety 12-Pack, featuring a mix of the brewery’s best IPAs in bottles and cans. Available May through September, both offerings can be found throughout Ninkasi’s distribution footprint.

Maiden the Shade Summer IPA

Deemed a Summer IPA, Maiden the Shade captures a complex hop profile paired with an exceptionally smooth body. Inspired by the annual Oregon Country Fair, a three-day summer festival held in Oregon, Maiden the Shade is bold, dank and bursting with floral notes. Available next month, Maiden the Shade Summer IPA can be found on-tap and in 12 and 22-ounce bottles.

“When we first brewed this beer, we set out to capture the perfect warm-weather IPA,” says Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi founding brewer and co-founder. “Brewed with eight hop varieties and flaked barley, this beer’s multi-layer hop complexity is complemented by a smooth body, making it a go-to for any summertime fun.”

Maiden the Shade Summer IPA Stats

Bold and drinkable, this Summer IPA captures an impressively balanced hop complexity. An adventurous hop bouquet of eight select varieties is complemented by the use of flaked barley to create a beer that is as robust as it is easy to sip. Kick back and enjoy!

· Style: Summer IPA

· Series: Seasonal Release Series

· Available: May – September

· ABV: 6.8%

· IBU: 72

· Malt: 2-Row Pale, Vienna, Flaked Barley

· Hops: Summit, Centennial, Simcoe, Columbus, Crystal, Palisade, Amarillo, Magnum

· Packaging: 12oz. 6-Pack, Summer Variety 12-Pack, 22oz. Bottles, Draft

· Tasting Notes: This beer has been dubbed a summer IPA. Powerful combinations of many different kinds of hops give it a big hop profile. We added flaked barley to the beer to make for a smooth body and a lighter summer-style IPA. Another Ninkasi cult favorite!

· Food Pairings: BBQ, Fresh Vegetables, Fish Tacos, Savory French Toast

· Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Utah; Washington; Virginia; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Summer IPA Variety 12-Pack
Also set to release this May, Ninkasi debuts its Summer IPA Variety 12-Pack, highlighting an assortment of IPAs for any palate or occasion. The new variety pack includes 12-ounce bottles of Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Maiden the Shade Summer IPA, and 12-ounce cans of Prismatic Juicy IPA.

“This Summer IPA Pack really demonstrates the versatility of the IPA style,” says Floyd. “Whether your cheersing with bottles in the backyard or heading to the river with cans, this variety pack is ready to go wherever you choose to adventure this summer.”

The Summer IPA Variety 12-Pack Includes:

· Total Domination IPA – 6.7% ABV, 81 IBU
This decidedly balanced Northwest IPA celebrates our love of hops. A delightful blend of citrus and floral hop notes dominate the senses while a trio of malt adds a clean finish. Totally hoppy, totally drinkable; the name says it all.

· Maiden the Shade Summer IPA – 6.8% ABV, 72 IBU
Bold and drinkable, this Summer IPA captures an impressively balanced hop complexity. An adventurous hop bouquet of eight select varieties is complemented by the use of flaked barley to create a beer that is as robust as it is easy to sip. Kick back and enjoy!

· Tricerahops Double IPA – 8.0% ABV, 84 IBU
A colossal hop profile defines this deceivingly drinkable Double IPA. Earthy and floral hops meld with a generous amount of malt, making Tricerahops incredibly bold and balanced. Hoppy, intensely flavorful and smooth, it’s double everything you already love in an IPA.

· Prismatic Juicy IPA **In Cans!** – 5.9% ABV, 36 IBU
Juicy hops burst with notes of pineapple, passionfruit and guava in this irresistibly flavorful IPA. Dry-hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe CRYO HOPS®, Prismatic offers a deliciously colorful hop experience.

To track down Maiden the Shade Summer IPA or the Summer IPA Variety 12-Pack, visit DrinkNinkasi.com.

About Ninkasi Brewing Company
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA to the 33rd largest craft brewery in the United States. Independently owned and operated in Eugene, Ore., Ninkasi’s Flagship beers include Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA, Hop Cooler Citrus IPA, Prismatic Juicy IPA, Pacific Rain Northwest Pale, Yours Truly Easy-Drinking Ale, Helles Belles Helles Lager, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout. Ninkasi beers are sold throughout Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Utah; Washington; Virginia; and Vancouver, British Columbia. Committed to community support and giving, Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers donations to 501(c)(3) organizations throughout its footprint. For more information, call 541.344.2739 or visit www.NinkasiBrewing.com.

Michigan Brewers Guild publishes 2018 Annual Guide

April 26, 2018 - 12:50pm

(Lansing, MI) – The Michigan Brewers Guild has just released the 2018 edition of its annual publication, Michigan. The Great Beer State. The theme this year is “Thirst for Adventure” with articles focused on recreational activities and trail towns around Michigan that support the craft beer philosophy—like paddling, hiking and biking.

The 88-page magazine also includes stories about other food and beverage products made with beer, local agricultural items used in the brewing process and an insiders look at the one-of-a-kind MBG hosted festivals (see 2018-2019 dates below).

A highlight of the guide is the pull-out map and listings for 270 member brewery locations spread out throughout Michigan’s two peninsulas (up from 239 in last year’s 20th Anniversary issue).

The 80,000 copies of the guide have been distributed to member breweries, Michigan welcome centers, chambers of commerce and visitor bureaus, retail locations and other beer-supporting businesses around the state. A flip-book version is also available online at MiBeer.com (under resources). An additional 10,000 copies of the pull-out map were also printed.

The Michigan Brewers Guild is the network of innovative and passionate brewers that serves as the recognized advocate for the Michigan craft beer industry. The mission of the Guild is to promote and protect the Michigan craft beer industry with an overarching goal to help craft beer acquire 20% of the market by 2025.

Michigan’s thriving brewing industry conservatively contributes more than $144 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $600 million. In terms of overall number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #6 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”

www.MiBeer.com

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#MiBeer #DrinkMiBeer #GreatBeerState

2018-2019 Michigan Brewers Guild Festivals:

Summer Beer Festival: July 27-28 – Ypsilanti

UP Fall Beer Festival: September 8 – Marquette

Detroit Fall Beer Festival: October 26-27 – Detroit

Winter Beer Festival: February 22-23 – Grand Rapids

Michigan Brewers Guild is a proud member and supporter of the following organizations:

Brewers Association | Check In Michigan | Michigan Agri-Tourism Association | Michigan Association of Society Executives |
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association | Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development |
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) | Michigan Festivals & Events Association | Michigan Grocers Association |
Michigan Licensed Beverage Association | Michigan Restaurant Association | Michigan Snowsports Industries Association |
Michigan State University – Extension | Michigan Trails | The Nature Conservancy | Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan (TICOM) | Travel Michigan (MEDC — Pure Michigan) | West Michigan Tourist Association

Schlafly Paloma Gose coming to Cellar Selections lineup on April 30

April 26, 2018 - 12:37pm

St. Louis, MO — Schlafly Beer announces today the upcoming release of the latest beer in the Cellar Selections line: Paloma Gose. The largest locally owned brewery in St. Louis redesigned the 750-ml bottle series this year to showcase the research and development inside each of the inventive beers with a handwritten look and feel and a descriptive neck tag. The Paloma Gose will be available across Schlafly’s distribution in limited quantities, beginning Monday, April 30.

A traditional Paloma is a tequila-based drink with grapefruit and lime. Schlafly Beer takes the flavors of the beloved Mexican cocktail and features them in the German-style beer. Founding Brewer Stephen Hale explains, “The salty, coriander-tinted and perfectly sour character of the gose provides the ideal framework for the addition of Paloma-inspired flavors of grapefruit and lime. You don’t even need the salted rim.”

At 4.5%, the Paloma Gose offers a refreshingly tart alternative to the average Cinco de Mayo margarita and a crushable beer to seek out for summer. “With low alcohol and hop profiles, it’s a cocktail disguised as a wonderfully balanced beer,” Hale further explains.

Paloma Gose is the third beer in Schlafly’s 2018 Cellar Selections, following Raspberry Chipotle Brown Ale and Kentucky Mule Ale. This year’s selections take a bolder directive with a creative collection of beers utilizing unconventional ingredients, many inspired by cocktails. Schlafly’s Kentucky Mule Ale was even recently named one of VinePair’s Best Cocktail-Inspired Beers here. Schlafly’s Paloma Gose will be available at the brewpubs as well as limited markets across Schlafly’s distribution. For more on Schlafly Beer’s distribution, visit http://www.schlafly.com/beer-finder/.

About Schlafly Beer:

Schlafly Beer, St. Louis’ largest locally-owned, independent craft brewery, proudly offers over 60 unique styles of beer. Each is handmade at the Tap Room in Midtown St. Louis or Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood. Utilizing 102 hop varietals, 77 malts and grains, 59 different spices and fruits and 10 separate yeast strains from around the globe, Schlafly also works with local suppliers for everything from farm-fresh food to packaging and labeling. As part of its commitment to sustainability, Schlafly donates spent grain to local farmers to feed their livestock and utilizes 100% renewable energy throughout its operations. The largest Missouri-owned-and-operated beer maker offers free tours of the Tap Room (2100 Locust Street) every Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the hour and Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue) from noon to 5 p.m. every half hour on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The brand continues to define craft across 12 states and throughout countless fine establishments, backyards and basement bars. Join us at either of our locations and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For a full listing of seasonal and year-round beers and for information on distribution, visit Schlafly.com.

Jackie O’s Vision Is Lost Without Eyes to See It Through BBA Imperial Stout announced

April 26, 2018 - 12:29pm

(Athens, OH) – Jackie O’s will release a very limited beer on May 11 only at its Taproom & Public House locations in Athens, Ohio. Vision Is Lost Without Eyes to See It Through will not see distribution.

Description:
BLEND OF IMPERIAL STOUTS BREWED WITH WALNUTS AND AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS
This is a special blend consisting of Dark Apparition, Oil of Aphrodite, and Appervation barrels. These specific barrels were some of my (Brad Clark, Director of Brewing Operations) favorites and were set aside to age longer than our standard 10-14 months. These barrels range in age from 18-24 months and the extra time created one of the most pleasant and decadent blends we have ever assembled.

Limit 6x 375ml bottles per person, per location, per day.
Price per bottle $15.99
The Jackie O’s Taproom & Jackie O’s Public House both open at 11 am on 5/11. The Taproom is open until 10 pm & the Public House is open until 11 pm.

Port City Ideaal Tripel to debut on May 18th

April 26, 2018 - 12:08pm

(Alexandria, VA) — Port City Brewing Company is proud to announce a new beer to its limited release lineup: Ideaal Tripel. From the Flemish term meaning “quintessential or exemplary,” Ideaal (pronounced id-ay-all) is an 8.5% ABV, honey gold Belgian-style ale. The beer will be available on draft and in bottles starting with the Tasting Room Release Party on Friday, May 18th.

“Optimal Wit has been a fan favorite since we opened over seven years ago, but we’ve only brewed a few other Belgian-style ales to date,” says founder Bill Butcher. “Everyone here at Port City has a deep respect for Belgian brewing, so we’re excited to share our version of one of the world’s classic beer styles.”

Drawing inspiration from Belgium’s monastic brewing tradition, Ideaal Tripel is a golden-hued abbey ale with a dense cap of mousse-like foam. Subtly sweet pilsner malt and herbaceous noble hops leave room for expressive Belgian yeast character to shine. In the glass, fruity esters and peppery phenols mingle with a floral-herbal hop aroma, setting the stage for a deceptively dry body. Ideaal Tripel is perfectly suited to accompany a wide range of food, such as Thanksgiving dinner, fruit-based desserts, and soft-ripened cheeses.

RELEASE PARTIES

Friday, May 18, 2018 – 3pm-10pm

Port City Brewing Company, 3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304

Website: www.portcitybrewing.com/events/introducing-the-ideaal-tripel

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 – 6pm-9pm

Granville Moore’s, 1238 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

ABOUT IDEAAL TRIPEL

Belgian-style Tripel, 8.5% ABV, 35 IBUs

Available on draft and in six packs throughout Port City’s nine state distribution area

Website: www.portcitybrewing.com/ideaal-tripel

ABOUT PORT CITY

Port City Brewing Company is an award-winning brewery that brews, serves, and ships beer to the D.C. and Mid-Atlantic market. They brew an exciting lineup of year-round brews, as well as an innovative slate of seasonal and occasional beers. 2015 Great American Beer Festival® Small Brewing Company of the Year.

LINKS

Website: www.portcitybrewing.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PortCityBrewing

Twitter: www.twitter.com/portcitybrew

Instagram: www.instagram.com/portcitybrew

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. reports first quarter 2018 results

April 25, 2018 - 5:10pm

(Boston, MA) – The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE: SAM) reported first quarter 2018 net revenue of $190.5 million, an increase of $28.8 million or 17.8% from the same period last year, mainly due to an increase in shipments of 15.0%. Net income for the first quarter was $9.3 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, an increase of $3.6 million or $0.33 per diluted share from the first quarter of 2017. This increase was primarily due to increases in net revenue and gross margin that were only partially offset by increases in advertising, promotion and selling expenses.

In the first quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2017, the Company recorded a tax benefit of $0.23 per diluted share and $0.28 per diluted share, respectively, resulting from the Accounting Standard “Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting” (“ASU 2016-09”), which was effective for the Company on January 1, 2017.

Highlights of this release include:

Depletions increased 8% from the comparable 13-week period in 2017.
Full-year depletion and shipment change continues to be estimated at between zero and plus 6%.
First quarter gross margin of 50.5% was 3.3 percentage points above the 2017 first quarter margin; the Company’s full year gross margin target remains unchanged at between 52% and 54%.
Advertising, promotional and selling expenses in the first quarter increased $13.8 million or 25.6%, compared to the first quarter of 2017, primarily due to increased investments in local marketing, point-of-sale and media and increased freight to distributors due to higher rates and higher volumes.
Based on current spending and investment plans, full year 2018 Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share1, which excludes the impact of ASU 2016-09, continues to be estimated at between $6.30 and $7.30.
1 See “Outlook” below for additional information regarding non-GAAP forward-looking measures used in this press release.

Jim Koch, Chairman and Founder of the Company, commented, “Our total company depletions increased in the first quarter. We saw significant improvement in Samuel Adams and Angry Orchard trends, led by our key innovations that include Sam ’76, Samuel Adams New England IPA and Angry Orchard Rosé, all of which are generating excitement during the early stages of their introductions. To date, the response from our wholesalers, retailers and drinkers has been quite positive, but it’s too early to fully understand repeat rates on these new products and therefore to draw conclusions on the long-term impact. New craft brewers continue to enter the market and existing craft brewers are expanding their distribution and tap rooms, with the result that drinkers are seeing more choices. We believe that we are well positioned to meet our longer-term challenges because of the quality of our employees, our beers, our innovation capability and our sales execution strength, coupled with our strong financial position that enables us to invest in growing our brands and creating new growth opportunities.”

Mr. Koch continued, “We are delighted that Dave Burwick formally joined as our CEO earlier this month. Dave knows our Company, having served on our Board of Directors since 2005, and has an established track record of innovation and business success in the beverage and consumer goods industries. Martin Roper, the Company’s former President and CEO, has now stepped down as President and CEO and from the Board. We sincerely thank Martin, both for his 17 years of leadership and for the assistance he will provide to Dave during the transition and onboarding process.”

Dave Burwick, the Company’s new President and CEO stated, “It is an honor and privilege to become the Company’s President and CEO. As I onboard to the Company, I’m focused on reviewing all areas of the business, with a focus on brand strategies that will enable the Company to return to long-term profitable growth. Our depletions increase in the first quarter was primarily due to increases in our Twisted Tea, Truly Spiked & Sparkling and Angry Orchard brands that were only partially offset by decreases in our Samuel Adams brand. We’re excited that Twisted Tea continues to grow distribution and generate consumer pull, and that Truly Spiked & Sparkling is well positioned as a leader in the emerging segment of hard sparkling water. Samuel Adams performance improved in the first quarter due to the national launch of Sam ’76 and increases in Seasonal volumes, but these positives were more than offset by declines in other Samuel Adams styles. We had a smooth seasonal transition to Samuel Adams Summer Ale late in the first quarter, which was a few weeks earlier than last year’s second quarter transition.”

Mr. Burwick continued, “As we go forward, we remain committed to our three priorities. Our number one priority is returning Samuel Adams to growth through continued packaging, innovation, promotion and brand communication initiatives, while maintaining Angry Orchard and Twisted Tea’s momentum and ensuring Truly Spiked & Sparkling’s position as a leader in the hard sparkling water category. Our plans to improve our Samuel Adams trends include our current ‘Fill Your Glass’ integrated marketing campaign along with focused sales execution on our primary Samuel Adams initiative, Sam ’76. The second quarter will also see continued investments in Angry Orchard media. We are pleased by the early reaction to our new campaign and are excited by the national launch of Angry Orchard Rosé cider, which we believe can attract new drinkers to the category from wine and beer. Our second priority is a continuing focus on cost savings and efficiency projects to fund the investments needed to grow our brands and to build our organization’s ability to deliver against our goals. Based on our visibility to opportunities in 2018, we are maintaining our previously stated goal of increasing our gross margins by an average of about one percentage point per-year over the 3-year period ending in 2019, before any mix or volume impacts, while preserving our quality and improving our service levels. Our third priority is long-term product innovation, where we continue to explore beverage areas compatible with our business model for delivering long term shareholder value with an aim to generating a consistent cadence of interesting brand innovations.”

1st Quarter 2018 Summary of Results

Depletions increased 8% from the comparable 13-week period in the prior year, primarily driven by our innovations. Shipment volume was approximately 813,000 barrels, a 15.0% increase from the comparable 13-week period in the prior year.

Shipments for the quarter increased at a higher rate than depletions and resulted in higher distributor inventory as of March 31, 2018 when compared to April 1, 2017. The Company believes distributor inventory as of March 31, 2018 was at an appropriate level based on inventory requirements to support forecasted growth of brands and new innovations. Inventory as of March 31, 2018 at distributors participating in the Freshest Beer Program increased slightly in terms of days of inventory on hand when compared to April 1, 2017. The Company has approximately 79% of its volume on the Freshest Beer Program.

Gross margin at 50.5% increased from the 47.2% margin realized in the first quarter of 2017, primarily due to cost saving initiatives in Company-owned breweries, product and package mix, favorable fixed cost absorption and price increases, partially offset by higher ingredients and packaging costs.

Advertising, promotional and selling expenses increased $13.8 million compared to the first quarter of 2017, primarily due to increased investments in local marketing, point-of-sale and media, and increased freight to distributors due to higher rates and volumes.

General and administrative expenses increased by $0.8 million from the first quarter of 2017, primarily due to increases in salaries and benefits costs.

During the first quarter, the Company recorded a net income tax benefit of $0.1 million, which consists of a $2.7 million tax benefit related to stock option exercises in accordance with ASU 2016-09, partially offset by other income tax expenses of $2.6 million. The Company’s effective tax rate for the first quarter, excluding the impact of ASU 2016-09, decreased to 28.0% from 46.8% in the first quarter of 2017, primarily due to the favorable impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

The Company expects that its March 31, 2018 cash balance of $46.6 million, together with its future operating cash flows and its available $150.0 million line of credit, will be sufficient to fund future cash requirements.

During the first quarter and the period from April 1, 2018 through April 20, 2018, the Company repurchased approximately 119,000 shares of its Class A Common Stock for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $22.6 million. As of April 20, 2018, the Company had approximately $156.1 million remaining on the $931.0 million share buyback expenditure limit set by the Board of Directors.

Depletion estimates

Year-to-date depletions through the fifteen weeks ended April 14, 2018 are estimated by the Company to have increased approximately 8% from the comparable period in 2017.

Fiscal 2018 Outlook

The Company currently projects full year 2018 earnings per diluted share to be between $6.30 and $7.30, reflecting the uncertain volume outlook. This projection excludes the impact of ASU 2016-09. The Company’s actual 2018 earnings per share could vary significantly from the current projection. Underlying the Company’s current 2018 projection are the following full-year estimates and targets:

Depletions and shipments percentage change of between zero and plus 6 percent.
National price increases of between zero and 2%.
Gross margin of between 52% and 54%, increasing during the year due to progress on cost saving initiatives.
Increased investment in advertising, promotional and selling expenses of between $15 million and $25 million. This does not include any changes in freight costs for the shipment of products to the Company’s distributors.
Increased general and administrative expenses of between $10 million and $20 million due to organizational investments and stock compensation costs.
Non-GAAP effective tax rate of approximately 28%, excluding the impact of ASU 2016-09.
Estimated capital spending of between $55 million and $65 million, which mostly consist of investments in the Company’s breweries and tap rooms and could be significantly higher, if deemed necessary to meet future growth.
Non-GAAP effective tax rate and Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share are not defined terms under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). These Non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for diluted earnings per share and effective tax rate data prepared in accordance with GAAP, and may not be comparable to calculations of similarly titled measures by other companies. The Company’s projection for its Non-GAAP effective tax rate and Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share exclude the impact of ASU 2016-09, which could be significant and will depend largely upon unpredictable future events outside the Company’s control, including the timing and value realized upon exercise of stock options versus the fair value of those options when granted. Therefore, because of the uncertainty and variability of the impact of ASU 2016-09, the Company is unable to provide, without unreasonable effort, a reconciliation of these Non-GAAP measures on a forward-looking basis.

About the Company

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE: SAM) began in 1984 and today brews more than 60 styles of Samuel Adams beer. Our portfolio of brands also includes Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Twisted Tea, Truly Spiked & Sparkling, as well as several other craft beer brands brewed by A&S Brewing, our craft beer incubator. For more information, please visit our investor relations website at www.bostonbeer.com, which includes links to all of our respective brand websites.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made in this press release that state the Company’s or management’s intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements. It is important to note that the Company’s actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the Company’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, the Company’s report on Form 10-K for the years ended December 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016. Copies of these documents may be found on the Company’s website, www.bostonbeer.com, or obtained by contacting the Company or the SEC.

KettleHouse Northwest IPA coming to Montana on May 1st

April 25, 2018 - 5:02pm

(Missoula, MT) – KettleHouse Brewing Company, the first modern craft brewery in Montana to package its beer in cans, announces the release of its Northwest IPA into markets across Montana.

Northwest IPA is a dry hopped citrusy IPA with a bevy of hops. This addition to the core line-up will be available on May 1 in 16-ounce, 4-pack and 8-pack cans as well as on draft.

About KettleHouse Brewing Company:
KettleHouse Brewing Company is a family-owned craft brewery in Missoula, Montana. KettleHouse spent its early years re-inventing its business model and has continually evolved to become the second largest craft brewery in Montana. KettleHouse cans six beers a year including Cold Smoke® Scotch Ale, Bonner Logger®, and Double Haul® IPA.

C Squared Ciders Cühl Cucumber Mint Cider and Mixed 12 Pack released

April 25, 2018 - 4:36pm

(Denver, CO) – C Squared Ciders, a Denver, CO based independent craft cidery announced the release of Cühl, an off-dry, summer seasonal cider made with fresh-pressed cucumber juice and spearmint. Landing at 5.5% ABV, cooling cucumber and fresh spring mint compliment the bright crisp apple character of this crushable seasonal cider.

“We produced a very local and limited, draft-only run of this cider last summer and sold out immediately. We’ve had requests from customers and retailers alike to bring it back, so we listened,” says C Squared Ciders sales manager, Eric Hatlestad. Cühl will be available on draft and in 4-pack bottles throughout Colorado and Minnesota all summer long.

C Squared is also launching a mixed 12-pack, now available to go from their tasting room in Denver, and hitting liquor store shelves in early May 2018. The 12-pack will feature two bottles each of their award-winning Siren Series brands – Alma, Ginger, Nona, Ella, Lila, plus the added bonus of two bottles of Cühl – their Cucumber Mint Seasonal. “Our fans have been asking for a mixed pack for years, and we are finally delivering. The mixed 12-pack gives consumers a chance to conveniently pick up and sample all of our core ciders plus a seasonal cider for a complete C Squared flavor experience” says owner and cider maker, Andy Brown. The mixed 12-pack will be a year round offering, with the seasonal cider changing with the seasons.

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 since 2015. We create the highest quality gluten free ciders from non-GMO fresh pressed apples, without any added sugar. The name C Squared symbolizes our commitment to take cider to the next level, in terms of the mainstream acceptance of cider and what cider can become. To do this, we’ve combined our decades of craft brewing experience with cider/winemaking techniques, to bring vibrant new flavors to the world of cider.

Earth Rider Brewery expands brewing capacity

April 25, 2018 - 3:50pm

(Superior, WI) – Earth Rider Brewery is expanding its production capacity to keep pace with demand for their beer. On Tuesday, April 24 at 7am Earth Rider will be installing two more large vessels, a 40BBL fermenter and 40BBL brite tank.

“Local support for Earth Rider has been overwhelming,”said Tim Nelson, founder of Earth Rider Brewery. “Can sales have really taken off in a short time and the brewery needs more tank capacity to keep up.”

Nelson added that the next brewery expansion is already planned for late 2018. Earth Rider began brewing operations last September and intends to expand distribution to Two Harbors this week.

“It’s validating to feel this pressure on the supply side,” said Frank Kaszuba, Earth Rider director of brewing. “We’re pleased to know that people are enjoying Earth Rider Beer.”

Earth Rider beers are crafted with Lake Superior water and premium hand-selected ingredients by decorated brewers. Earth Rider independently brews at the head of the Great Lakes on the Duluth-Superior Harbor for the Twin Ports, and the South & North Shores of Lake Superior.

Lord Hobo Angelica New England Wheat Beer debuts along with new 12-packs

April 25, 2018 - 3:27pm

[Photo Credit: Lord Hobo Brewing]

(Woburn, MA) – Massachusetts based, Lord Hobo Brewing Company’s (LHBCo) beers will hit shelves next week, newly outfitted in full-wrap cartons. The addition of a Krones Inc. rotary canning line earlier this year has given the brewery an opportunity to improve their packaging with wraps that allow for greater billboard space and highlight their iconic black and gold logo-type graphics.

Alongside the release of 16 ounce 4-pack cartons and 12 ounce 6-pack cartons, LHBCo will begin offering 12 packs. The 12-pack line-up includes a New England Sampler, which will include three of Lord Hobo’s core labels: Hobo Life Session IPA, Glorious Galaxy Pale Ale, and their flagship beer, Boomsauce New England IPA. The sampler showcases LHBO’s diverse offerings of hoppy, hazy, New England Style beers.

This week, the brewery will also release Angelica New England Wheat Beer. Angelica will accompany Boomsauce, Glorious, and Hobo Life as a year-round offering. “Angelica is our first new beer release in over a year.” says Daniel Lanigan, CEO and Founder of Lord Hobo Brewing Co. “We’ve been working hard at building our brand and business around a small core of offerings in order to better assess what products to add. With a growing, raving fan base comes a demand for a wide variety of products, and we’re extremely excited to be adding a wheat beer to the mix.”

While “New England-Style” is commonly assigned to IPA’s, LHBCo set out to incorporate the beloved New England beer characteristics in a wheat beer. By utilizing brewing techniques and ingredients used in “New England-Style” or “Hazy IPAs,” the brewery believes it was able to find the right marriage between the sought-after haze and juice-like qualities and the more traditional characteristics of wheat beer. The result is a highly quaffable beer that showcases the bready, tangy, and elegant sweetness of a wheat beer with the juicy, tropical fruit characteristics attributed from the highly acclaimed Mosaic hop varietal.

The recipe development for the brewery’s New England Wheat was a year in the making, with LHBCo undergoing numerous R&D iterations. Lanigan notes, “Finding the perfect wheat and malt bill to italicize an elegant, fruit-forward hop varietal was an exciting challenge. Angelica, which comes in at 5.5 percent ABV, is a modern wheat beer developed for a wide-range of craft beer drinkers and beyond. Like her namesake, the beer is fucking beautiful!”

Similar to the beer, Angelica’s packaging is a shift from LHBCo’s current offerings. Dressed in white, Angelica boldly contrasts Lord Hobo’s hoppy offerings. A well-known Boston-based tattoo artist, Brian Hemmings (of The Ghost in the Machine tattoo shop) was commissioned to sketch Angelica’s hop and wheat-encircled wings. Angelica New England Wheat will reach LHBCo’s entire distribution footprint in 12oz cans and on draft beginning by early May.

“We’ve been off to a strong start this year,” comments Lanigan. “We’re currently up 60% over this same time period last year. Aside from growth, we’re excited for the new packaging and products to stir up conversations and celebrations with our awesome fans. In a way, it feels like 2018 is just getting started.”

About Lord Hobo Brewing Company– Founded in 2015, Lord Hobo Brewing Co. produces distinguished craft beers that are accessible to all. Located in Woburn, Massachusetts, LHBCo crafts style-defining New England-Style beers and pairs them with a brand that’s carefree, bold and adventurous. Their near 30,000 bbl brewery is ever-expanding to accommodate demand from their thirsty loyal following and savvy beer consumers alike. Stay connected on social media @lordhobobrewing, or for more information visit www.lordhobobrewing.com.

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