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Fleur De Lis Brew Works celebrates first anniversary with bottle releases

May 2, 2018 - 4:04pm

(Seneca Falls, NY) – Fleur De Lis Brew Works celebrates their first year of business May 19 from 11 am until 9 pm. The brewery marks the day with special beer releases, first-run bottle offerings and fun for its new supporters and year-long loyalists.

The day-long celebration includes several draft beer releases. “All in the Family,” braggot is the headlining release. Jon Paul Partee, Head Brewer, says “the ale-mead combination is special, worthy of our anniversary. It’s made with local honey, and lots of it! The honey ferments and brings the ABV to over 8%. I aged this over six months to make sure it’s mellow and smooth without any bite.”

Other new releases for the day are returning favorites “Uncle Nit’s Wit” witbier and “Tropical Pain Killer” lime milkshake IPA.

Jon Paul continues “Uncle Nit’s Wit” was one of our first beers and a top seller last year. I think that is because it’s super drinkable with fresh oranges and grapefruit. I also add freshly ground coriander to bring out the citrus notes too. The beer finishes at 5.3% ABV and 16 IBUs” IBUs or International Bittering Units measures bitterness on a 0-100 scale with 100 being most bitter.

“Tropical Pain Killer” was developed for the brewery’s special tropical themed event in February. The beer was so popular; it sold out in two days. For the anniversary, Jon Paul has scaled up the recipe to ensure more enthusiasts can enjoy the beer. The milkshake IPA is a relatively new addition to the India pale ale category. Milkshake IPAs are not an officially recognized style, the beer is typically opaque with a robust mouthfeel and less bitterness than a typical IPA. Jon Paul remarks “Tropical Pain Killer is made with fresh limes, Madagascar vanilla beans, oats and granny smith apples. The lime and apple additions add to the tartness and Madagascar vanilla creates a bit of sweetness. Oats and apples round off the beer with the expected dense texture of a milkshake IPA.”

In addition to the three aforementioned drafts, the brewery offers its first run of bottled beer. Available exclusively at the Craft Beer Parlour, the 500- and 750mL bottles include “All in the Family,” “Vigoureux,” whiskey barrel-aged roggenbier and “Mon Ami,” biere de garde, the brewery’s flagship; a French farmhouse ale.

As well as the 12 beers on tap, the brewery wants to thank all who have contributed to their success. Along those lines, the special day includes a grouping of local vendors for customers to shop, sample and enjoy. Those vendors include Muranda Cheese, Schrader Farms Meat Market, Nando’s Italian Pizzelles, Udderly Simple, Reclaimed Beauty by Kelly and The Dandelion at Sleepers Ridge.

Loyal customers may join the 2018 mug club. With the purchase of a 20 ounce commemorative mug, patrons receive discounts all year long.

Families are invited to join the celebration in Seneca Falls. The brewery is currently open three days a week (Friday 3-7, Saturday 12-7 and Sunday 12-6) with days and hours expanding as summer approaches. The anniversary celebration May 19 runs 11 am until 9 pm.

Local favorite, Anything & Everything will play two sets from 1-4 pm and 6-9 pm.

Tonzi’s Catering, voted the best food truck in NYS, shares in the revelry. Service starts at noon.

Einstök Arctic Berry Ale is back as summer seasonal

May 2, 2018 - 3:56pm

(Akureyri, ICELAND) – Einstök Ölgerð, Iceland’s #1 craft beer company, has announced the return of its popular Arctic Berry Ale, now available for a limited time in select stores across the U.S. and Europe.

A unique small-batch witbier flavored with Icelandic bilberries hand-picked just 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle, Einstök’s Arctic Berry Ale is the perfect complement for summer outdoor events such as cookouts and beach/pool parties. Its crisp flavor pairs perfectly with a wide range of summer fare, including fish and poultry, sushi, spicy food, Asian food, Latin food, Greek food, citrus salads and desserts.

“In Iceland, Sumardagurinn fyrsti is a phrase we use to signal the arrival of summer and warmer temperatures,” says Einstök’s Managing Director Gudjon Gudmundsson. “And the Arctic Berry Ale is one way locals like to relax and enjoy the fleeting warm outdoors with friends and family. We encourage all beer-lovers to try the unique Arctic Berry Ale before, like the warm weather in Iceland, it disappears until next summer.”

In addition to the subtle notes of Icelandic bilberries, the Arctic Berry Ale features wheat malt, pilsner malt, oats and Bavarian hops for a crisp and flavorful taste with a clean finish. Its base, Einstök’s award-winning Icelandic White Ale, recently won the highest Double-Gold honors at the International Beer Competition held in New York in February.

Einstök’s Arctic Berry Ale is available in both cans and kegs at select retailers including BevMo, Publix, Total Wine and others. To find an Einstök retailer near you, visit the Einstök Ale Locator.

Lone Tree Hoppy Little Trees Project rotating IPA series debuts on May 5th

May 2, 2018 - 3:46pm

(Longmont, CO) — Lone Tree Brewing Co. is pleased to unveil the Hoppy Little Trees Project, a fresh year-round rotating IPA series. These IPAs be available exclusively in Lone Tree’s tasting room beginning with the first release on Saturday, May 5th.

The Hoppy Little Trees Project beers will succeed Lone Tree’s recently retired Simcoe IPA and share the former IPA’s grain bill; which includes 2 Row, Heritage, Crystal, White Wheat, and Dextrin malt, while playing with select combinations of different hop varieties. The first IPA in the new series features Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial, Willamette, an experimental YCH hop variety; and is dry-hopped with Vic Secret, Jarrylo, and the same experimental hop. Similar to the Simcoe IPA, Hoppy Trees Project – IPA #1 weighs in at 7% ABV and 70 IBUs.

“We have a plethora of other hop varieties in the cooler,” explains head brewer Josh West. “This new IPA project will allow us to make some super hoppy IPAs while taking full advantage of our robust inventory, which give us brewers the chance to experiment with new hop combinations.”

The brewery aims to release several beers in the Hoppy Trees Project this year. The first IPA in the series, Hoppy Trees Project – IPA # 1, will be available on draft and in growler fills to-go at Lone Tree Brewing Co, Saturday, May 5 during their Cinco de Mayo celebration. The celebration will also feature 6-packs and $5 draft pours of the brewery’s GABF® gold medal-winning Mexican Lager, tacos from Ohana Grill, and games; like Pin the Collar on the Keg, cornhole, plinko, and more.

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.

Night Shift Brewing to open second brewery on Boston’s Waterfront

May 2, 2018 - 3:24pm

(Everett, MA) – In late 2018, Night Shift Brewing will open a craft brewery, taproom, and kitchen just steps off the Harborwalk and Freedom Trail on Boston’s restored Lovejoy Wharf. Located on the ground floor of the Converse building and around the corner from Boston’s TD Garden, the location will feature a 10-BBL microbrewery, 30 taps, a full kitchen, and approximately 325 seats in its expansive 12,000 s/f space.

“The owl is flying to Boston,” says Night Shift Co-Founder Michael Oxton, whose company currently runs a production brewery and taproom out of Everett, MA. “This second location has taken almost two years of searching, but we’ve found an incredible space in Boston’s West End to share with everyone.” In addition to beer and food, the location will offer waterfront patio seating during warmer months, a beer-to-go retail market, and a coffee bar for daytime guests.

While Oxton notes that their Everett location has continued to grow in popularity, he emphasizes that Night Shift has long-sought a second location within Boston proper. “We have such a strong following of beer lovers living and working within the city,” Oxton says. “Night Shift needed a Boston zip code.” Their search finally ended at Lovejoy Wharf. Just minutes from North Station and with views overlooking the water, the location seemed like a truly unique opportunity.

Partnering with Helios Design Group and Cafco Construction, Night Shift is aiming to create a turn-of-the-century look and feel that honors the location’s history. “They used to make everything from submarine parts to Schrafft’s candy here,” says Oxton. “We’ll keep the raw elements and add modern touches when it makes sense.” Where function meets aesthetics, Oxton notes that the goal is a layered, textured space that holds a big crowd, but offers opportunities for more intimate conversations and experiences.

Within the space, Night Shift will build a fully operational brewery in full view from the Taproom. Managing that brewery will be Night Shift brewer Anna Jobe, who notes that consistent recipe development will be center stage at Lovejoy, adding, “This will be an innovation playground.” Production will revolve around small-batch, experimental beers with the goal of fueling Night Shift’s recipe pipeline. Their 10-bbl brewing system will support sixteen 10-barrel tanks, giving the team about 2,500 barrels of annual capacity.

Jobe emphasizes that the majority of beer brewed on site will stay on site. Of the 30 taps available, most will pour house-only beers, with the remaining lines dedicated to NSB’s core brands, such as their award-winning Santilli IPA, Whirlpool New England Pale Ale, and Nite Light Craft Light Lager.

Supplementing their beer will be a food menu developed by Night Shift themselves. While food truck partnerships offer a great solution in Everett, Oxton says that Lovejoy calls for an in-house kitchen. The team has turned to RealFood Consulting to help them build and design a food program that matches their vision. “The goal is a focused menu that offers both small plates and shareable items,” says Oxton. “One page. Same menu all day long. Creative, elevated takes on familiar dishes.”

As for getting there, Night Shift Lovejoy aims to beckon runners, walkers, bikers, and pretty much anyone not driving their car. Says Oxton, “There’s no dedicated parking. We’re hoping that encourages responsible transportation.” Regarding open hours, the current plan is seven days a week, early morning until 1am. “We want people to use and enjoy our space during all hours of the day for any number of occasions,” says Oxton. “Whether it’s grabbing a 4-pack and coffee during lunch, after-work drinks and snacks, a weekend family visit, or a full corporate outing, we want Night Shift Lovejoy to be your go-to beer destination in Boston.”

Night Shift will provide updates as more details are finalized this summer. Follow @nightshiftbeer on social media to follow live updates on the buildout and opening events.

SouthNorte Agavemente joins core lineup in draft, cans

May 2, 2018 - 3:08pm

The award-winning lager is infused with hibiscus and agave for a refreshing twist on the traditional agua de jamaica

(San Diego, CA) – SouthNorte Beer Co. transports craft beer fans to the crossroads of cultures through its unique perspective and flavorful brews. Building off the momentum of its Sea Señor Mex Lager and No Güey Mango IPA, SouthNorte is proud to announce the latest addition to its core lineup: Agavemente . As beer drinkers seek more interesting flavor profiles, SouthNorte is well-situated to deliver a flavor experience that bridges two cultures.

Agavemente captures the technical skills of a well-crafted lager, with the vibrancy and fun of a traditional Mexican beverage. Brewmaster Ryan Brooks was inspired by the refreshing bitterness of the agua de jamaicas he enjoyed on his trips to Baja. “Living in San Diego, it’s easy to find great aguas frescas on both sides of the borders. One of my favorites is the agua de jamaica because it’s not too sweet and has a beautiful color. I wanted to capture that essence in a beer.”

Agavemente is a traditional lager brewed with hibiscus and agave to give the beer a vibrant magenta hue and a crisp, dry finish. This category-defying beer is already garnering attention for its unique flavor profile. It took the bronze medal in the Specialty category at the industry’s prestigious Great American Beer Festival in 2017—proving that winners don’t always follow the rules.

“When Agavemente won at GABF last October, we knew we were on to something,” says Brooks. “We had people standing in line to try the beer, and we could hear them commenting on the amazing color. It’s exciting to have this beer available in cans so more people can share in the experience.” 

Agavemente will launch throughout San Diego, California in six-pack cans beginning May 1, 2018. For more information and to find Agavemente near you, visit www.southnorte.com .  Crafted with an accent, hecho en San Diego. ¡Salud!

Agavemente (pronounced “ah-gah-veh-men-tay”)

6.3% ABV

20 IBU

Package Formats: 12oz 6-packs, draft (San Diego)

Package Copy: Agavemente celebrates the blending of cultures by infusing a traditional lager with Mexican agave syrup and hibiscus, for a playful twist on a refreshing agaua de jamaica.

About SouthNorte

Established in 2016, SouthNorte was born at the crossroads of cultures, where the blend of energies, wisdom, and talents equal more than the sum of the parts. We are brewers, makers and travelers wanting to see where we can take beer. And where it can take us. We explore the best of what each lado brings to the table. We cross borders and brew locally. We craft with an accent.  We are SouthNorte. Inspired by Mexico. Hecho en San Diego. Taste the combinación. For more information, visit southnorte.com .

Hacienda Le Printemps Saison just released as new spring seasonal

May 2, 2018 - 2:46pm

(Baileys Harbor, WI) — We are excited to announce the release of Le Printemps, our spring seasonal saison brewed with raw Wisconsin honey and dry hopped with Huell Melon hops. Le Printemps is brewed as a reflection of the Spring season—snow melting, weather warming, green slowly returning. This seasonal release is a rustic, dry beer with notes of citrus, spice, melon, and honey.

Le Printemps was the first batch we brewed on our new 15-barrel brewhouse back in late January and is an important milestone for both our Hacienda Beer Co. and Door County Brewing Co. brands, as this is our first beer ever bottled in Baileys Harbor.

In addition to Le Printemps, our seasonal saison series also includes L’éte, L’automne, and L’Hiver. We transitioned these seasonal saisons from our Door County Brewing Co. brand in order to incorporate more unique and local ingredients and experiment with mixed fermentation. All of our seasonal saisons will be bottle conditioned in single format 750 mL bottles for on-site release and for limited distribution. Le Printemps will be available for to-go sales at the Door County Brewing Co. Taproom & Music Hall starting this week.

Eddyline Raspberry Wheat released, brewery expands taproom

May 2, 2018 - 2:03pm

(Buena Vista, CO) – Eddyline Brewery is excited to release its Raspberry Wheat this week across Colorado.

“Fruit beers are becoming more and more popular across the country and we are excited to once again release our easy drinking Raspberry Wheat this week, Says CEO Brian England. ‘We use Oregon Raspberries to give this easy drinking American wheat beer a nice fruity character and tart finish.”

Raspberry Wheat will be available across Colorado in its signature 16oz 6-packs, perfect for any outdoor adventure. Eddyline has also just completed a major renovation of its tasting room in Buena Vista.

“The expansion and renovation will add 25% capacity for our tasting room just in time for summer. We just needed more space to satisfy all those thirsty campers, rafters and mountain bikers here at the brewery.” said England.

Eddyline Brewery is located in beautiful Buena Vista, Colorado, and is a winner of both a Great American Gold Medal and World Beer Cup Silver Medal for its River Runners Pale Ale. The brewery has seen massive growth over the past few years, and has pubs in Colorado, New Mexico, and New Zealand.

About Eddyline Brewery
Eddyline Taproom & Brewery is one of Colorado’s fastest growing microbreweries. Since 2009, Eddyline has been focused on creating unique ales and lagers of the highest quality while representing Colorado’s outdoor enthusiasts. Our 16-ounce cans are infinitely recyclable, preserve the quality and freshness of the beer and are easily transportable for your favorite outdoor adventures. Eddyline works closely with local groups to help improve trails, river parks, and strongly believes in being an active steward of the local Chaffee County community.

Fiction Beer Company announces releases incl. strawberry rhubarb milkshake IPA

May 2, 2018 - 1:47pm

Denver, CO – Fiction Beer Company announced two upcoming beer releases for May.

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Friday May 4th: ‘I will not drink any f***ing Merlot’

San Francisco Style Brut IPA draft release! Inspired by the novel “Sideways” by Rex Picket, ‘I will not drink any f***ing Merlot’ is a play on a Champagne-like beer. Extremely dry with a punch of hop flavor and aroma from excessive dry hopping with low-perceived bitterness. Hallertau Blanc, Rakua, and Motueka hops shine through in this with flavors of white grapes, apricot, and citrus give this beer a bubbly personality that folks are sure to love. 6% ABV

Friday May 18th: ‘Don’t Tame the Wild’

Inspired by the poem, “Wild Strawberries” from the collection of poems titles, “A light in the attic” by Shel Silverstein. Do wild strawberries make good pets? We certainly aren’t placing any bets. We like them best blended with a touch of rhubarb zest. The classic pairing of strawberry and rhubarb bring together sweet and tart in a delightful way. Our strawberry rhubarb milkshake IPA uses Huell Melon and Belma hops to accentuate and enhance strawberry character. Copious amounts of strawberry and rhubarb puree, biscuit malt, vanilla and lactose meld together to mimic the flavors of a homemade pie. Lightly tart, balanced sweetness, smooth vanilla character and an abundance of hops make for a milkshake of a beer. Available in limited edition crowlers and on draft.

Braxton Labs Strawberry Gose bottles to be released on May 12th

May 2, 2018 - 1:23pm

(Covington, KY) – Braxton Labs is a place to spark conversation, ignite innovation and celebrate the craft community. On Saturday, May 12th Braxton Labs is releasing a Strawberry Gose in 500ml bottles. The bottles will be released at 11am in Braxton Labs taproom for $6.99 per bottle or $24.99 for four bottles.

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“This actually wasn’t the bottle we planned to release in May but when we tapped this beer on draft, everyone loved it,” said Evan Rouse, Braxton Brewing Company Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer. “That’s what we love about Braxton Labs. It allows us to experiment with new products and when we find one our customers really enjoy, the schedule and equipment is nimble enough to scale it up quickly!”

Braxton Labs first tapped its Strawberry Gose in April. It’s been one of the brewery’s most popular draft offerings to date. The imperial-style, kettle-soured Gose clocks in at 6.5% ABV and gets Mediterranean Sea Salt and whole coriander in the boil to create a slick and citrusy profile. After primary fermentation, the brewery added 1.3 lbs/gallon of strawberry pureé to create a fruity gose perfect for spring.

Open since May of 2018, Braxton Labs is Braxton Brewing Company’s second brewing facility. The Covington-based company uses the Newport brewery and taproom as its place to experiment and innovate. This is the first packaged gose that Braxton Labs or Braxton Brewing Company has released.

“Braxton Labs allows us to not just experiment with new styles, but put our own twist on some classics,” said Zac Boehnke, Braxton Brewing Company Lead Innovation Brewer. “The Strawberry Gose is a delicate and intriguing use of a fresh, seasonal fruit in an amped up traditional, German-style gose. After tasting the initial small batch, we were definitely excited to ramp this one up a bit so we can enjoy it all summer.”

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To learn more about Braxton Labs, like the brewery and taproom on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Follow Braxton Brewing Company on Instagram to see Labs highlights. Visit braxtonbrewing.com to learn more.

Short’s Melt My Brain, a gin & tonic-inspired seasonal, returns with new face for 2018

May 2, 2018 - 12:07pm

(Elk Rapids, MI) – Short’s Brewing Company announces the return of their popular gin and tonic inspired seasonal beer, Melt My Brain. Beginning in 2018, the label artwork and packaging will annually feature a new face with a consumer’s likeness.

Melt My Brain is an Experimental Golden Ale brewed with coriander, juniper berries, limes and blended with tonic water to create the tasting experience of drinking a gin and tonic cocktail. Originally brewed in celebration of Short’s 11th Anniversary, Melt My Brain took home a silver medal in the experimental category at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival. Added to the seasonal lineup in 2017, Melt My Brain became popular with fans with many sharing selfies with the cans and bottles.

According to Short’s Marketing and Branding Manager, Adam Foster, “The new design of Melt My Brain features one of the most-liked photos we’ve received from one of our Liberators making the iconic Melt My Brain face. We had so much fun looking through these photo submissions and feeling the love for this unique beer, that we decided to build a social media competition around it and slap it right on the can. From release until September 1st, 2018 we will be compiling all photos hashtagged with #MeltMyBrain through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. At the end of this season, we will choose our favorite for the 2019 package release. We look forward to making this a part of the Melt My Brain tradition with some stiff competition and creative interpretations”.

The winner to be featured on the 2019 label will be announced in October 2018. Melt My Brain will be released at Short’s Pub and Short’s Mart on Friday, May 4th with full distribution coming to Great Lakes Region restaurants and stores in mid May.

For more information about the Melt My Brain 2018 release, please visit shortsbrewing.com/meltmybrain2018release.

About Short’s Brewing Company

Located in the heart of Downtown Bellaire, MI, Short’s Brewing Co. was established in 2004 by Joe Short. In 2009, Short’s began keg and bottle distribution in Michigan via their Elk Rapids Production Facility. Starcut Ciders is a division of Short’s Brewing Company born out of a desire to celebrate the bounty of Michigan orchards. The brewery is known widely for their flagship and experimental brews including Huma Lupa Licious and Soft Parade. Short’s prides themselves on producing fearlessly creative beers, handmade by people who care in Northern Michigan.

Monday Night Don’t Call It Hotlanta Double IPA cans, draft now available

May 2, 2018 - 11:31am

“Hotlanta” Released as Part of Specialty Black-Tie Series, Limited in Quantity

(Atlanta, GA) — Monday Night Brewing has released its newest Black-Tie Series beer, which pays homage to Atlanta natives who know — whatever you do — Don’t Call It Hotlanta.

Don’t Call It Hotlanta is a cloudy double IPA that pops with tropical notes on the nose, drinks dank, and finishes with a bit of bitterness—much like an Atlanta sports fan. Hotlanta checks in at a bridge-collapsing 8.5% ABV and is made with Columbus, Citra and Galaxy hops. This beer pairs well with grilled meats, chicken wings, an afternoon in Piedmont Park, and your couch after an hour-long commute.

Don’t Call it Hotlanta is available for a limited time on draft and in cans for to-go purchase at Monday Night Brewing’s West Midtown location. The beer will also be on tap and in cans at select retailers in Monday Night Brewing’s distribution areas.

ABOUT MONDAY NIGHT BREWING

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Monday Night Brewing grew out of a Bible study. Founded by Jonathan Baker, Joel Iverson and Jeff Heck, Monday Night Brewing exists to deepen human relationships over some of the best beer of country. Head Brewer Peter Kiley oversees barrel-aging and souring at their brand new facility, the Garage, in Atlanta’s Lee + White project on the southwest side of Atlanta.

Jester King Colour Five, the 2018 batch, coming this Friday, May 4th

May 2, 2018 - 11:14am

(Austin, TX) – Jester King announced this week the coming release of the 2018 batch of Colour Five. More below…

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We are happy to announce that fruit refermentation season for 2018 season has arrived! This Friday, May 4th, we’ll be releasing our 2018 batch of Colour 5! Colour 5 is our barrel aged farmhouse ale refermented with Texas-grown blueberries from Echo Springs Farms in Murchison, Texas. It’s our first fruit refermentation release of 2018.

Colour Five was brewed with raw Hill Country well water, Texas-grown grains, a blend of fresh hops and aged hops from our barn, and was fermented with our mixed culture of native yeast and bacteria. It was aged in neutral oak barrels for roughly a year, then refermented in stainless steel with about 2,000 pounds of Texas blueberries for about six weeks. The blueberries went through our crusher / destemmer prior to refermentation and we performed pump-overs throughout refermentation for good flavor and color pick-up from the fruit. Colour Five was then 100% naturally refermented in the serving vessel.

Our 2018 batch of Colour 5 will be released this Friday at 4pm when our tasting room opens. It is 6.5% ABV, 9 IBU’s, 3.22 pH, and has a specific gravity of 0.999. It was packaged on March 27th, 2018. There are about 2,250 bottles available (500mL/$20) with a bottle limit of six per customer per day. It will also be available by the glass at our tasting room. Outside of special events, Colour 5 will only be available at Jester King. We hope you enjoy!

Team Left Hand announces it has raised $3 million to crush Multiple Sclerosis

May 2, 2018 - 10:57am

May fundraisers planned at Left Hand Brewing Company to support the cause

(Longmont, CO) – Team Left Hand is proud to report over $3M in funds raised for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through Bike MS in their mission to help others with the disease lead productive lives. Founded in 2008, Team Left Hand is a group of employees and friends dedicated to solving the riddle that is Multiple Sclerosis. Nearly 600 participants annually raise funds and collectively ride thousands of miles across Colorado, the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Texas and California. Funds raised fund research, advocate for change, and help people living with MS.

Led by Left Hand Brewing Co., Team Left Hand includes 575 riders with 15 employees. “Our ultimate goal is to raise funds to help people lead better lives that are struggling with MS,” shares Chris Lennert, National Team Captain. “If we can leverage our brewery to do good in this world, we’re going to do it.”

In addition to the individual fundraising of Team Left Hand riders, Left Hand Brewing Company has two major fundraisers planned in May. Throughout May, $1 of every pilot beer sold in the Longmont Tasting Room will be donated to Team Left Hand. Left Hand is also hosting an online auction with all proceeds benefiting Team Left Hand. For more information visit the online auction website.

The Colorado team will participate for the 11th year of riding on June 23 and 24. “The leadership, support and collaboration provided by Team Left Hand continues to drive the team’s fundraising success. Team Left Hand is one of the National MS Society’s largest Bike MS fundraising teams because of dedicated and passionate individuals,” said Stacy Mulder, Vice President, Bike MS – National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

In addition to setting their fundraising goals high, Left Hand Brewing Company will be releasing Wheels Gose ‘Round, a lemon & raspberry gose. This crisp gose was brewed to raise awareness about Team Left Hand and Bike MS and will be available in June.

“For more than a decade our team has ridden hundreds of thousands of miles, volunteered tens of thousands of hours and raised millions of dollars thanks to the humbling efforts of the riders, sponsors, volunteers and employees,” said Sara Barfoot, Team Left Hand National Coordinator.

For more information on Team Left Hand visit: www.teamlefthand.com

Wheels Gose ‘Round

LIMITED

Lemon + Raspberry Gose

Crisp lemon and raspberry gose. 4.4% ABV 14 IBU

Keg, 6pk 12oz Cans

Foolproof Ocean State Lager arrives, benefiting URI aquaculture research

May 2, 2018 - 10:08am

(Pawtucket, RI) – Foolproof Brewing Company unveiled a new light beer called Ocean State Lager that will be distributed throughout New England and New Jersey. Available in draft and 16-ounce cans, a portion of the beer’s Rhode Island sales profits will be donated to the University of Rhode Island to benefit student-led aquaculture and fisheries research in Rhode Island.

“We’ve been talking about putting out a light, affordable, and locally brewed lager for some time now,” said Nick Garrison, Foolproof’s president and founder. “It’s a great feeling to see Ocean State Lager finally come to fruition, particularly knowing that we’re giving something back to our home state and the local aquaculture community in the process.”

Draft and cans (suggested six-pack retail price of $8.99) of Ocean State Lager are now available for purchase in the following states – Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, with distribution in New Hampshire and possibly other markets starting in May. Dubbed “New England’s Next Great Lager,” the beer is brewed with a German yeast strain as well as American malts and hops.

Aquaculture, which is the cultivation of freshwater and saltwater aquatic organisms under controlled conditions, has a longstanding history in Rhode Island. The aquaculture program at the University of Rhode Island, begun in 1969 and administered by the Department of Fisheries, Animal, and Veterinary Sciences (FAVS), is one of the oldest aquaculture programs in the northeastern United States.

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, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and northern Virginia.

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.

Fleur De Lis Brew Works to hold first bottle release event on May 19

May 2, 2018 - 9:57am

(Seneca Falls, NY) – Fleur De Lis Brew Works proudly announces its first bottle release May 19 in time for American Craft Beer Week & the brewery’s one year anniversary. Among the 500mL bottle selections is All in the Family, a braggot brewed with massive amounts of local honey. The honey provides a nice balance to the hop bitterness and is aged over six months to smooth any alcohol bite.

Other unique bottles include the flagship Mon Ami, bière de garde & Vigoureux, a whiskey barrel-aged roggenbier.

The release is exclusive to the brewery’s Craft Beer Parlour located in Seneca Falls, NY, part of the Finger Lakes region upstate.

About

Fleur De Lis Brew Works would like to welcome you to our farm brewery. For us, that’s just not a marketing campaign. We bring a strong heritage of farming, service and business acumen to the craft brewing industry. Here is our story…

Our name, Fleur De Lis Brew Works, is part of the Partee legacy. The fleur de lis symbol depicts a stylized lily or lotus blossom. This French symbol is part of our family’s coat of arms and is featured in our logo and throughout the property. Brew Works conjures images of a historic waterworks plant. The stainless steel brewing equipment is on full display with exposed plumbing and piping. The combination of stainless equipment, copper bar & galvanized aluminum accents compliment the brick, historic barn boards and Edison lighting in the beer parlour. In tribute to our heritage, we have chosen to name our brewery Fleur De Lis Brew Works.

Surly BC Small Batch Series of cans debuts w/ J. Wakefield collab, Inside The Upside Down

May 1, 2018 - 7:05pm

[Photo credit: Surly Brewing]

Minneapolis, MN – An Ode to Surly Brewing Co.’s Brooklyn Center Brewery: The BC Small Batch Series

We love our Brooklyn Center brewery.

This is not to say we don’t love our big, shiny Prospect Park brewery. It’s what brings the world Furious and Xtra-Citra and hog frites and pizza, it’s where people bring their excellent dogs to the beer garden in the summer, and it was a reason for changing an antiquated state law.

But Brooklyn Center is where it all began. It’s a repurposed abrasives factory located at a dead end in an industrial park. What kind of a monster wouldn’t love that? It’s where our experiments became our flagships. It’s where many of our most popular beer hall-only brews get made.

With that in mind, we’re going back to the lab and sharing the results with you.

In case you hadn’t already guessed it, this is a press release announcing our BC Small Batch series, a monthly release of 4-pack tallboys showcasing the work of our restless, talented crew of brewers.

“The whole idea is having the opportunity to experiment and package the beers on a smaller scale,” says Jerrod Johnson, head brewer, Surly Brewing Co. “The Brooklyn Center brewery, the same brewhouse we’ve been operating since Day One, affords us this opportunity.”

And by small, we mean small. Each release will max out at 120 barrels.

As for the beers themselves, they’ll include: Styles we’re known for. Styles we’re not. Variations on variations. Collaborations. Stuff we’ve never canned before. Weird-ass shit that’s going to blow your mind. Beautiful mistakes. Next Big Things.

The first beer? Inside the Upside Down, an imperial kettle sour brewed with strawberry puree and whole raspberries. It’s a collaboration with the fruited-beer geniuses at Miami’s J. Wakefield Brewing, and a variation on a beer Surly brewer Josh “JAWSH” Lemke made with them last winter.

“It’s a true attempt to marry Surly’s style and Wakefield’s style,” says Lemke. “They’re known for their fruited Berliners and we’re known for our hop-forward beers. This collaboration perfectly showcases both.”

The run on Inside the Upside Down is 60 barrels, so distribution on this one will be limited to Minnesota and North Dakota. The footprint for future 120-barrel releases will roughly be MN, ND, Wisconsin, and the Chicago area.

Speaking of which, here’s the 2018 rundown, subject to change if we feel like it:

Inside the Upside Down — imperial kettle sour ale with strawberry and raspberry.
Zest Crazed — American pale ale with grapefruit and lemon.
Stunner — tropical session ale.
Frisson — Champagne-inspired black currant lager. A Beer Hall favorite.
3DH — triple IPA.
Damien — American black ale.
Furious Black — black IPA.
Grindcore — espresso milk stout.

Inside the Upside Down will hit local shelves the week of April 30th. It will also be on very limited draft at our beer hall starting May 9.

[Note: TTB label approved not necessarily final]

 

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