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Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye heading to cans year-round

February 8, 2018 - 1:19pm

The brewery’s rye amber ale aged on French oak will be packaged in cans for the first time

(Athens, GA) – Creature Comforts Brewing Company will package its year-round rye amber ale aged on French oak, Reclaimed Rye, in cans for the first time this February. Reclaimed Rye will join Tropicália (IPA), Athena (Berliner Weisse), and Bibo (Pilsner) as the fourth year-round offering to be made available in cans.

Reclaimed Rye is a uniquely complex and full-flavored amber ale that the brewery ages on French oak. Creature Comforts’ French oak aging process combined with malted and flaked rye delivers a well-rounded body, with notes of toasted bread, spice, and subtle vanilla. Reclaimed Rye is 5.5-percent ABV.

“We have wanted Reclaimed Rye in cans for three years,” said Creature Comforts Co-founder and CEO Chris Herron. “It is a favorite beer around the brewery and in the market, but capacity constraints have kept it as a draft only offering. With our capacity increase coming from our new brewery, the wait is finally over and cans of Reclaimed Rye will finally be a real thing!”

The beer was named with the brewers’ intentions in mind of shedding new light on the amber style – reclaiming it back from the ordinary. In addition, the name is a nod to the wood that was reclaimed to make up the bars, picnic tables and paneled walls in the brewery’s tasting room. Local woodworkers, Oneta, designed and built the reclaimed wood additions to Creature Comforts’ tasting room.

Reclaimed Rye cans are set to release onsite at the brewery on February 17 and then in the Athens and Atlanta markets shortly thereafter. For more information about Creature Comforts Brewing Company visit www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com.

Upland Petal to the Kettle cans now shipping, first of three Tart Series releases in 2018

February 8, 2018 - 12:33pm

(Bloomington, IN) — Upland Brewing Co. announces an upcoming series release to kick off 2018, which marks the brewery’s 20th anniversary. In addition to a Side Trail IPA series with the return of Juiced in Time, a New England Style IPA, Upland is launching a Tart Series this month.

“We like to test the waters with small batch brews and the first two releases in the Tart Series were huge hits among Upland drinkers and brought in some new fans as well. We’re excited to package these beers and introduce a new style to fans as we celebrate 20 years,” said Pete Batule, Head of Brewing Operations.

The series premiere will be the return of one of Upland’s most popular beers of 2017, Petal to the Kettle. This kettle sour is brewed on dried rose and hibiscus petals and strawberries. Always experimenting, this brew requires fermenting wort in the kettle with lactobacillus prior to boiling, to create a clean, crisp acidity without introducing bacteria in the cellar. The brewing process is why this sour is “tart at full speed.” In lieu of bottles for the 2018 release, fans can pick up 12 oz 6 pk cans of Petal to the Kettle. It pours a pinkish purple with a distinct aroma of tart strawberries, lemon, and grapefruit. The tart flavor of grapefruit character is uniquely balanced by the floral notes of rose and hibiscus. Get it on tap at Upland locations in early February and pickup in stores shortly after.

The tartness continues in late spring with the second release, Two of Tarts, a Fruited Gose Style Ale. Inspired by the traditional style that originated in Goslar, Germany, the mild saltiness of the beer is believed to have come from the salty springs near the town that provided water to brewers in the area. Upland adds vibrant passionfruit and mango to the fermentation, creating succulent aromas and sweetness to balance to the acidity. Pouring a bright, golden orange with a translucent haze, Two of Tarts is dominated by the juicy tropical passionfruit flavor. It’s clean, refreshing, and is rounded out by a delicate hint of salt. 12 oz 6 pk cans will be available in early May, and fans can enjoy it on draught at Upland locations near the end of April.

The third release of the series, with name to be released at a later date, is a tart kettle sour with apricots added during fermentation and lactose added during the boil to develop a bold apricot taste with residual sweetness. Dry hopped with Citrus Mosaic, the final tart series beer will be mildly hoppy and give the impression of drinking freshly squeezed fruit juice. It will be released in early September, also in 12 oz 6 pks.

Brewery Vivant Fat Paczki, Love Shadow to be released in Grand Rapids on Paczki Day

February 8, 2018 - 12:06pm

(Grand Rapids, MI) – Back by popular demand, Brewery Vivant to release “Fat Paczki” on Tuesday February 13, 2018 to coincide with Paczki Day and Mardi Gras celebrations. The 8% ABV beer is simply a classic paczki ale— an amber ale brewed with 15lbs of dried prunes and powdered sugar. Prepare for ripened plum and raisin notes, while the confectioner’s sugar adds a sweet backend mouthfeel.

This is the third year in a row the brewery has released the celebration beer. When Vivant first brewed Fat Paczki in 2015, it was just a novelty. Head brewer, Jacob Derylo admits it came about as a fun experiment. “We’re here in West Michigan,” He says, “Over half our brewing team has some Polish heritage. We were inspired by the culture and the ingredients locally available. Paczki are everywhere this time of year!” The annual release is now a fan favorite, both on draft and in 16oz pint cans only available at the Pub. The first 100 folks to order a pint at the Pub on February 13 will receive a fresh baked paczki donut from Pastry Chef, Katy Waltz. Doors open at 3pm.

Also on February 13, Brewery Vivant to release it’s highly acclaimed “Love Shadow”, the 12% ABV bourbon barrel aged Imperial stout— just in time for Valentine’s Day. The beer is available on draft and in 16oz pint cans while supplies last. As an additional treat, the brewers and kitchen staff teamed up to brew two exclusive variants of the stout. Pastry chef Katy Waltz made 5 pounds of beignets, the New Orleans French inspired donut and offered them up, along with real raspberry puree, to one of the bourbon barrels holding 53 gallons of Love Shadow. Then sous chef Vanessa Aguilar toasted baking sheets full of shredded coconut to mingle with another barrel of beer. The two versions, Raspberry Beignet Love Shadow and Toasted Coconut Love Shadow will be tapped at 3pm along with the original Love Shadow.

Love Shadow will see limited distribution throughout Michigan on draft and in pint cans in conjunction with the Pub release.

About Brewery Vivant
Brewery Vivant promotes living the good life by brewing farmhouse inspired beer, serving a from-scratch menu and building a sustainable community one beer at a time. The brewery employees around 65 employees and is located in the East Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids, in a renovated funeral chapel built in the early 1900s. Husband and wife partners Jason and Kris Spaulding opened the doors for business in December of 2010. Vivant beers are distributed throughout Michigan and Massachusetts. They are the first commercial brewery in the nation to receive Silver LEED Certification from the USGBC. Additionally they are 100% renewably powered, a gold ­level Bicycle Friendly Business, and are a certified B Corporation. Beer the Change®!

Hi-Wire Brewing reveals 2018 Collaboration Mixed 12-Pack, double bottle release

February 8, 2018 - 11:35am

(Asheville, NC) – Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing their 2018 Collaboration Mixed 12-Pack with Against The Grain, Trophy Brewing Co., and Blackberry Farm Brewery in mid-February. With long-time friendships and connections at each brewery, Hi-Wire is proud to share their craft with respected peers in the Southeast.

Double Dry-Hopped IPA – Trophy Brewing Co. (7% ABV)

It’s no secret Trophy Brewing makes some of the best IPAs in the country. So after very little deliberation, we decided to brew the hoppiest beer Hi-Wire has ever created at 3.5 lbs per barrel. Starting with Simcoe and Centennial in the whirlpool before mid-fermentation and dry-hop additions of El Dorado and Simcoe, this hazy gold monstrosity screams of green mango, huge citrus, and piney resin with a slight sweetness on the finish. This one is for the truest of hop fiends.

A Wee Bit More Hops Tropical Saison – Blackberry Farm Brewery (6.2% ABV)

In our collaboration with Blackberry Farm Brewery we decided to celebrate Blackberry Farm’s world class house Saison yeast strain by pairing it with a plethora of tropically aggressive American hops, including a mid fermentation hop addition for added depth. Azacca, El Dorado, and Mosaic shine with magnificent aromas of mango, papaya, juicy fruit, and white grape while a slight bitterness and dry finish preps the palette for another sip.

Dark Coffee Lager – Against The Grain (5.5% ABV)

We took special care to let the beautiful fruit notes from naturally processed Ethiopian coffee via Dynamite Roasting sing in this collaboration with our buddies from Against The Grain Brewery in Louisville, Kentucky. Aromatic notes of fresh ground coffee beans, hazelnut, cherry, and new leather meld perfectly with a soothing dark malt sweetness and hints of fresh baked bread with a clean, crisp finish.

Rounding out the 12-pack will be three of Hi-Wire’s flagship beers: Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA, Lo-Pitch Juicy IPA, and Hi-Wire Gose. The Hi-Wire Brewing Collaboration 12-pack will be available the second week of February, and will hit Hi-Wire’s entire distribution footprint.

Lastly, Hi-Wire will be rounding out their Sour and Wild Ale releases February 17 at 12pm from their South Slope Sour & Wild Ale facility with a double bottle release including a Gin Barrel-Aged Juniper Berry Saison called “Gin Fizz,” and a bottle-conditioned, 100% Brett IPA, full of huge tropical notes, candied lemon and juicy green grass from Mosaic, Hallertau Blanc, and Citra hops. Both beers will see limited distribution the first week of March.

About Hi-Wire Brewing

Located in Asheville, NC, Hi-Wire Brewing is known for producing approachable and balanced lagers and ales, most notably Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA. They have two locations in Asheville: the 27,000 square foot Big Top Production Facility & Taproom located half a mile from the Biltmore Estate and the South Slope Specialty Brewery & Taproom located in the South Slope area of downtown, which has a focus on wild and sour ales. Hi-Wire was awarded the most medals at the 2014 NC Brewer’s Cup and was named Best New North Carolina Brewery of 2013 by RateBeer. Most recently, the Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager won gold at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival® in the German-Style Maerzen category. Their award-winning beers can be found on draft and in bottles across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Ohio. To learn more about the company, visit hiwirebrewing.com.

Monday Night Excolatur Wild Ale debuts at the Garage on Saturday, Feb. 10th

February 8, 2018 - 10:27am

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(Atlanta, GA) – Excolatur, Monday Night Brewing’s newest release from the Garage, is a one-of-a-kind beer.

Excolatur (pronounced echo-lahtour) is Latin for “development.” The result of over two years of aging in Bourbon and rum barrels, this dark sour benefits from an additional four months over Montmorency cherries. The combination of lactobacillus and pediococcus give Excolatur a clean sourness with just enough funk to remind you it is, like the fox on the bottle, wild and untamed.

“When I think of this beer, I think of a dark, double barrel aged, pretty agreeable dark sour. We get a lot of barrel expression from the rum and Bourbon barrels, and then we added another source of sugar with the Montmorency cherries,” said head brewer and barrel program director Peter Kiley. “This is truly a one-of-a-kind beer that I’m not sure we can make again, so let’s enjoy it while we have it.”

With an acidity similar to wine and a 9.7% ABV, Excolatur pairs well with a great steak, chocolate-covered cherries, or an outdoor fire pit with friends.

Excolatur makes its bottle debut at Monday Night Brewing’s Garage (https://mondaynightbrewing.com/locations/garage/) Saturday, February 7 from 12 noon until 10 pm. The beer will be available on draft and 500 ml bottles will be available for to go purchase.

Look for Excolatur in Georgia and Alabama markets by mid February.

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.

Two Hats line of fruit-flavored light beers introduced by MillerCoors

February 8, 2018 - 9:35am

Two Hats Delivers Great Taste at a Great Price for New Generation

(Chicago, IL) – Two Hats, a new line of light beers with a hint of all-natural fruit flavor, is changing up the light beer game with two lightly flavored options, lime and pineapple, that won’t break the bank. More than 20 years since there has been a mainstream beer launch at a low price point, Two Hats is introducing a good, cheap option that suits the taste and budget of a new generation of drinkers who aren’t currently big on beer.

With an alcohol by volume of 4.2 percent, Two Hats merges the refreshing character of a light beer with a familiar hint of all-natural fruit flavor that never overpowers. Drinkers can pick up 16-ounce Two Hats cans in a four- or six-pack for about five dollars nationwide. Yup, seriously.

“We want to give 21- to 24-year-old drinkers, who don’t consider beer to be great-tasting and affordable, an option they can get on board with,” said Justine Stauffer, Two Hats brand manager. “As soon as people realize that a beer this good is about five dollars, their immediate reaction is, ‘Wait, what?’”

Two Hats is collaborating with alumni from the Chicago-based incubator program, The Remix Project, to offer a unique creative filter to its campaign. Bringing in the diverse perspectives of creatives and entrepreneurs in the arts and entertainment industries, The Remix Project and its alumni are helping the brand connect with new drinkers in a meaningful way.

Adapting to the digital lifestyle of this new generation, Two Hats will focus on sharing wide-ranging content, from video to memes and gifs, across various digital and social media platforms such as College Humor, Facebook and Instagram. Additionally, drinkers will have the opportunity to try Two Hats through local sampling and custom events across the nation.

To get your fill of “Good Cheap Beer” at all times, follow Two Hats on Facebook at facebook.com/TwoHatsBeer/ and on Instagram @twohatsbeer. To find Two Hats in your city, visit our store locator at twohatsbeer.com.

About MillerCoors:

Through its diverse collection of storied breweries, MillerCoors brings American beer drinkers an unmatched selection of the highest quality beers, flavored malt beverages and ciders, steeped in centuries of brewing heritage. Miller Brewing Company and Coors Brewing Company brew national favorites such as Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Coors Light and Coors Banquet. MillerCoors also proudly offers beers such as Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy from sixth-generation Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, and Blue Moon Belgian White from modern craft pioneer Blue Moon Brewing Company, founded in 1995. Beyond beer, MillerCoors operates Crispin Cider Company, an artisanal maker of pear and apple ciders using fresh-pressed American juice, and offers pioneering brands such as the Redd’s franchise, Smith & Forge Hard Cider and Henry’s Hard Sodas. Tenth and Blake Beer Company, our craft and import division, is the home to craft brewers Hop Valley Brewing, Revolver Brewing, Saint Archer Brewing Company and the Terrapin Beer Company. Tenth and Blake also imports world-renowned beers such as Italy’s Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the Czech Republic’s Pilsner Urquell and the Netherlands’ Grolsch. MillerCoors, the U.S. business unit of the Molson Coors Brewing Company, has an uncompromising dedication to quality, a keen focus on innovation and a deep commitment to sustainability. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter at @MillerCoors.

Oskar Blues Brewery adjusts pricing down on G’Knight Imperial Red IPA

February 8, 2018 - 8:35am

(Longmont, CO) – Say G’Day as G’Knight Imperial Red IPA joins Oskar Blues’ core priced line-up as the latest addition to reach the SRP of $8.99 to $9.99 six-pack pricing. This big, sticky imperial red IPA joins their array of beers now available at core pricing including the Original Craft Beer in a Can, Dale’s Pale Ale; along with Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Old Chub, Beerito, Pinner, and Oskar Blues IPA.

First canned in 2005, this behemoth of a beer pays liquid tribute to Gordon Knight, a Colorado craft beer pioneer and decorated Vietnam vet who died in 2002 fighting a massive wildfire outside of the brewery’s hometown of Lyons, CO. Great American Beer Festival medal-winning G’Knight Imperial Red IPA (8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs) is a hefty, dry hopped imperial red IPA with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle, and mighty hop flavors. It sports a surprisingly smooth finish for a beer of its size.

“Gordon inspired everyone with his passion for life and crafting challenging beer flavors that really pushed the limits of hops in those early days. I still remember the day I met him, riding my bike between jobs in Boulder I rolled past a storage unit Gordon was brewing beer in. It was the first time I realized people do this for a living and I knew this was what I wanted to do,” said Dale Katechis, Soul Founder of Oskar Blues Brewery.

In the early 1990’s, Knight created breweries that would help define and influence today’s robust Colorado craft beer scene, including High Country (which later became Estes Park), Twisted Pine, and Wolf Tongue. Knight won Great American Beer Festival gold medals at three breweries he started, including a gold for High Country Brewery’s Renegade Red IPA. Knight would’ve turned 68 on February 20th of this month.

“We want to get G’Knight & Gordon’s legacy into more craft beer drinkers’ hands while we hoist one back and celebrate a true craft beer pioneer,” Katechis said. As the can says, “If you knew the man behind this tribute, this dry-hopped ale needs no explanation. If you didn’t, we’re sorry.” Read more about the life and craft beer legacy of Gordon Knight here: www.N3978Y.com

Core priced G’Knight Imperial Red IPA is available in the iconic kelly green 12oz. six-pack cans and draft in national retail locations. Find Oskar Blues beer via https://www.oskarblues.com/beerfinder/.

About Oskar Blues Brewery:
Founded 20 years ago in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with their hand-canned, flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Colorado, North Carolina and Texas. Oskar Blues produced more than 200,000 barrels in 2016 and Dale’s Pale Ale earned the nation’s top-selling craft can six-pack at U.S. supermarkets. The original craft beer canners continue to push innovation with creations like The CROWLER, Hotbox Coffee Roasters, B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Sodas, The Oak Room, Oskar Blues Fooderies, REEB Cycles and the cycling-inspired accommodations and event space at REEB Ranch in North Carolina. Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, and South Korea.

To keep up with all things Oskar Blues, visit http://www.oskarblues.com/.

Revision Brewing adds canning line, Maine distribution with Vacationland Distributing

February 7, 2018 - 9:59pm

(Sparks, NV) – Revision Brewing Company out of Northern Nevada has begun to distribute beer to the state of Maine after joining forces with Vacationland Distributing. With Maine in the mix, the brewery is now distributing beer to a total of ten states.

Continual requests to have Revision beers more accessible on the East Coast, have pushed Revision Brewing Company to seek out distributors across the country that will best represent their beer. Vacationland Distributing stood out as a good fit. Vacationland Distributing’s website states, “We truly believe there’s a way to partner with and support brewers and vintners that doesn’t involve lifelong, unbreakable contracts.” To is music to the ears of brewery owners since distribution contracts tend to give a stronghold on the breweries that they represent. Additionally, Co-Founder and CEO, Jeremy Warren commented, “I appreciate how in tune Vacationland Distributing is when distributing and representing their craft beer brands. Their respect for delivering fresh, high-quality beer is evident.”

Less than a year old, Revision Brewing Company’s healthy growth is continuing into 2018. The brewery just installed a new canning line and they will be bringing in additional fermenters within the next few months to keep up with demand. These new fermenters will also allow tank space for Brewmaster Jeremy Warren and Head Brewer Jeb Taylor to further innovate with other beer styles and experimental beers.

GoodLife Secret Stash Hazy IPA now available in Oregon, Washington and Idaho

February 7, 2018 - 7:54pm

(Bend, OR) – For the last beer in the Secret Stash Experimental IPA series, we wanted to really blow your mind with the use of hops and experimentation. We hadn’t jumped on the haze craze, but the brewers were adamant that they’d created one of the best Secret Stashes yet.

Head Brewer/Production Manager, Tyler West, said “Secret Stash Hazy IPA is all about the hops. We used over 5 lbs of hops per barrel straight packing this beer with Tropical and Citrus aromas, finishing fresh, smooth and balanced.”

Here’s a description from the brewers: “This beer is a hazy pale golden straw color that is heavily hopped with Centennial, Meridian, Idaho 7, and El Dorado hops. The result is a beer with juicy aromas of tropical fruit, lemon citrus, grapefruit, pear, tea leaf, and wa-termelon. At 7.6% ABV and 60 IBU’s, this beer has a softer vibe for an IPA, but brings a big punch when it comes to flavor and aroma.”

Secret Stash Hazy IPA will be available for distribution in Oregon, Washington and Idaho in draft only starting today!

About GoodLife Brewing Company
As brewers of hand crafted ales, we are outdoor enthusiasts who look forward to sharing our craft beers that are most balanced and of the highest quality. GoodLife Brewing Company has been making award-winning beers since 2011 in its home of Bend, Oregon. GoodLife’s “Adventurous Ales” are Descender IPA, Sweet As! Pacific Ale, Comatose Imperial IPA and a selection of sea-sonal beers. In addition to making beer, GoodLife enjoys giving back to the community by supporting many local and national non-profit organizations. Play hard, live easy and enjoy GoodBeer for GoodLife! For more information, visit www.goodlifebrewing.com, or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @GoodLifeBrewing.

Toppling Goliath launches distribution in Massachusetts and Rhode Island starting Feb. 23

February 7, 2018 - 7:30pm

(Decorah, IA) – Toppling Goliath and Atlantic Beverage Distributors are excited to announce the partnership for exclusive distribution of the Toppling Goliath portfolio in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Starting February 23rd, the Toppling Goliath core brands will be available in limited quantities to top off-premise accounts – Dorothy’s New World Lager, Pseudo Sue Pale Ale, Golden Nugget IPA, Pompeii IPA, and King Sue Double IPA. Special events will be announced with top on-premise accounts starting Friday, Feb. 23rd – Tuesday, Feb. 27th. All of these releases will be made available in MA and RI. We look forward to expanding the independent craft outline and supporting independent craft breweries.

Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. was founded in beautiful Decorah, IA in 2009 as a homebrew operation, in less than a decade it now holds the title for “Second-best Brewery in the World” and “#1 Beer in the World” by Ratebeer and brews seven of the top 100 beers in the world according to BeerAdvocate. Shining in the categories of hop forward IPAs and bold barrel-aged stouts TG has over 35 beers in its ever-growing catalog and delights in experimenting with new ingredients and styles.

When asked about this new partnership president, Clark Lewey said “We couldn’t be more excited to be expanding into the Massachusetts and Rhode Island markets, the landscape and people are dear to our hearts and after years of requests from east coast customers we can’t wait to get them the beer they love. Making this debut with Atlantic Beverage is a perfect fit for us due to their wonderful knowledge of craft beer and craft customers”. Toppling Goliath now distributes into 12 states and has just finished construction of a 100-barrel brewery and two-story taproom in Decorah, IA.

Burial Beer Ambient Terrain Rustic Lager Series debut and Charlotte four-can limited release

February 7, 2018 - 3:54pm

(Asheville, NC) – Events:

Wednesday, February 7th at 6pm
Saisons & Seafood with Holy Mountain: Off Topic Forum and Beer Pairing

Join us at the taproom as we discuss all things off topic from local malt to lagers and rainy days. We’ll be joined by Holy Mountain Brewing from Seattle and Skagit Valley Malting, our collaborators in the upcoming release in the Ambient Terrain Series. The Holy Mountain folks are not only like-minded people but also great friends and great brewers of lagerbier. Both Holy Mountain and Skagit Valley Malting are making massive waves in the Washington beer scene.

Tickets are $10 at the door and include a branded glass to keep, access to the talk, and shared beers from Holy Mountain Brewing. Tickets will be available starting at 5pm.

Friday, February 9th from 7pm – 10pm
Ambient Terrain Pre-Release Party at Sky Lanes Bowling Alley

The Burial Beer and Fonta Flora crew will be at Skylanes from 7pm – 10pm celebrating two of their great loves, bowling and delicious lager beers. Come drink with us the first in the Ambient Terrain Rustic Lager Series, Pinnacle of Dreams Rye Lager, brewed in collaboration with our friends at Fonta Flora and Riverbend Malt. This is your chance to taste the beer on draft before cans hit the taproom on Saturday, February 10th! Also on tap will be other selections from Burial and Fonta Flora.

Saturday, February 10th, Taproom dock sale at 12pm
Ambient Terrain Collaboration Release in AVL:

Ambient Terrain is a series of rustic lagers to be produced at Burial Beer Co. throughout 2018. Each brew in the series will be a three-way collaboration between Burial, a partner brewery and a craft maltster local to the collaborating brewery. When selecting our partners it was important to us to choose breweries that we not only deeply admire but also represent, geographically, a wide swath of America. A critical goal of the series is to bring the distinct flavors, otherwise known as “terroir”, of this amazing country to Asheville. We aimed to partner with friends from the Northwest, the Southwest, the Midwest, the Northeast and the Southeast. It only felt right to make the first beer in the series a celebration of Western North Carolina and whom else could we possibly choose as a partner but Fonta Flora. Arguably, there is no other brewery in the region as dedicated to local ingredients and through doing so, they have always been extremely inspirational to us. They’ve also become very close personal friends of ours, not unlike the amazing folks behind Riverbend Malthouse, an equally obvious choice of partner for this first beer. Pinnacle of Dreams Rye Lager is born.

Saturday, February 10th, 12pm
Can Release and Ambient Terrain Collab Release in CLT:

Our first ever mobile taproom comes to Charlotte this weekend, as part of our quest to connect the Ambient Terrain rustic project to more NC communities. So, we will release a small amount of 4 different rare cans (that we normally would only sell at our taproom) at 12pm this Saturday, February 10 at Salud Cerveceria in the NODA neighborhood of Charlotte. Salud will also pour 8 extremely rare draft beers. Cans are for sale “to go” and are extremely limited – so sale goes until we run out. Here are the goods:

The Savages of Ruminating Minds IPA. 7.2%. Double Dry-Hopped with Mosaic, Motueka and Idaho 7.
Pinnacle of Dreams (AMBIENTTERRAIN1) Rye Lager. 5.5%. Collaboration with Fonta Flora Brewing (NC) and Riverbend Malt (NC).
The Persistence of Memories DIPA. 8.5%. Double Dry-Hopped with Ekuanot, Mosaic, Eldorado and Ekuanot Lupulin Powder.
One for You Pineapple and Coconut Dry Hopped Lager. 5.5%. Collaboration with Other Half Brewing (NYC).
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More details as the plan unfolds. Check out our Instagram account for more details – @burialbeer
Can’t wait to share Asheville with the great people of Charlotte. Let the tour begin.

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Burial Beer Co.
40 Collier Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-475-2739
info@burialbeer.com

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers SF Beer Week Foggy IPA and Syndicate #4 release next week

February 7, 2018 - 2:30pm

(San Francisco, CA) – Speakeasy Ales & Lagers celebrates SF Beer Week 2018 with an array of events at their newly remodeled Hunters Point taproom from February 10 – 18! To kick-off SF Beer Week, Speakeasy will be at the Opening Gala (Feb. 9) pouring one of their newest beers Holdout Stout as well as Double Daddy Imperial IPA. At the Opening Gala, Speakeasy also celebrates the official release of Foggy IPA, which is brewed by Speakeasy and is one of 10 collaboration beers presented by the San Francisco Brewers Guild. On Feb. 10 at the taproom (2pm – 7pm), Speakeasy releases Syndicate #4 — a special blend of five beers aged for no less than a year in bourbon barrels (two batches of Scarface Imperial Stout plus Fixed Fight Old Ale, Betrayal, and Old Godfather). Clocking in at over 10% ABV, Syndicate #4 pours dark with heavy tobacco, leather, chocolate, and vanilla notes as well as dark fruit and hints of coffee. Syndicate #2, #3, and #4 will be available for tastings.

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is thrilled to host the following events during SF Beer Week 2018 at their taproom:

Feb. 10: Syndicate #4 beer release; available on tap and in crowlers. Memphis Minnies serves BBQ.
Feb. 11: Crowler Fest features special pricing on crowlers as well as tacos by El Taquero.
Feb. 12: Foggy IPA Launch featuring Speakeasy and Faction at Steep Brew (Whole Foods: 450 Rhode Island, SF, 5pm-9pm) with both breweries hosting seven taps each.
Feb. 13: Freshest Beer and Brewery Tours includes tastes straight from Speakeasy’s brite tank (3pm – 9pm).
Feb. 14: Girl Scout Cookies paired with your favorite Speakeasy beers plus the Drink SF Beer shuttle treks between Speakeasy, Triple Voodoo, Harmonic and Smokestack.
Feb. 15: Raid The Vault includes specials on barrel-aged bottles to go.
Feb. 16: Firkin Fest Competition with Da Poke Man Food Truck: Seven firkins made by different Speakeasy employees voted on by taproom patrons.
Feb. 17: Barrel-Aged Beers and tacos by El Taquero (12pm – 10pm).
Feb. 18: Blind Tiger Triple IPA Specials ($5 for 10oz; $5 off crowlers to go)

About Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has been defiantly brewing small batch beers in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood since 1997. The brewery started with a single iconic beer, still made today, Prohibition Ale. The hoppy amber beer embodies the spirit of bootleggers and gangsters who persevered when America’s taps ran dry. Speakeasy quickly gained a loyal following with its bold, complex beers, and striking 1920s imagery. Speakeasy’s kingpin Big Daddy IPA is the brewery’s highest seller among its wide array of celebrated beers, from session ales to bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts. In 2013, the Speakeasy Taproom opened serving thousands of local craft beer lovers with fresh draft beer to be enjoyed onsite or to-go in growlers and crowlers.

Speakeasy’s original 15 barrel brewing system was replaced in 2015 during a major expansion, which included a 60 barrel brewhouse, centrifuge, malt handling system, canning line, and an additional 1,200 barrels of fermentation capacity.

Hunters Point Brewery LLC, a company founded by former owner of Horizon Beverage Company, Ces Butner, acquired the Speakeasy beer brands and brewing equipment in 2017. Under new ownership, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers will grow by leaps and bounds. The brewery’s trademark eyes, ubiquitous and cryptic, beckon you to join our mob, no password required.

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Rev. 009 now shipping to markets

February 7, 2018 - 1:58pm

(Paso Robles, CA) – The next release in Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion revolving hop series arrives with Revolution No. 009—a freethinking blend of six “public domain” hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest and Germany.

“I am passionate about public domain hops that may not have the cachet of their privatized brethren, but that are cooler than some might think,” says Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, “Revolution No. 009 is all about showcasing these unsung varieties.”

Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 009 is now shipping to all Firestone Walker markets.

Luponic Distortion is not a single beer, but rather an ongoing series of beers that revolves approximately every 90 days. While the base beer always remains the same, each revolution features a different hop blend built around experimental hops, designed to showcase the growing possibilities of pure hop aromas and flavors without any assist from fruit or other adjuncts.

Unsung Surprises

As a teaching consultant for the Hop Growers of America and a founding member of the Hop Quality Group, Brynildson has long been a proponent of public domain hops as a complement to proprietary privatized varieties.

“A lot of people tend to think of American public domain hops as ‘old school’ stuff, but we’ve fallen in love with some newer ones and thought it would be fun to bring them to the forefront with Revolution No. 009,” Brynildson said, noting that in Germany all hop varieties are part of the public domain. “I think people might be surprised at how fresh and interesting these hops can be.”

The lead hops in Revolution No. 009 include two public domain varieties from the Pacific Northwest—one that provides exotic tropical fruit and coconut notes, and another that offers a balance of earthy pine and citrus qualities. The German hops round out the blend with a dimension of bright fruitiness.

“Don’t get me wrong—we love and use a ton of privatized hops here at the brewery,” Brynildson said. “That said, it’s also nice to shine a spotlight on these public cultivars that are readily available to all domestic hop growers.”

Firestone Walker Brewing Company is a pioneering regional craft brewery founded in 1996 and located on the coast of California. Firestone Walker’s main brewery in Paso Robles produces a diverse portfolio ranging from iconic pale ales to vintage barrel-aged beers. The Barrelworks facility in Buellton makes eccentric wild ales, while the Propagator pilot brewhouse in Venice specializes in R&D beers and limited local offerings. For more information: FirestoneBeer.com.

Utepils Glocal IPA and Pils now in cans

February 7, 2018 - 10:44am

Utepils Brewing is pleased to announce the release of two of their mainstay beers in cans. 

New tanks and staff expand brewing capacity

(Minneapolis, MN) – Utepils Brewing is pleased to announce the release of two of their mainstay beers in cans. The much-loved Pils Czech-style pilsner and Glocal IPA will soon be available at many area liquor stores.

“These beers were only available on draft because we only had the capacity to keep up with demand at our brewery as well as a select few local bars and restaurants,” explains Utepils founder and owner Dan Justesen. “The Fernweh Taproom has been consuming beer at an incredible rate.” The Glocal IPA has been the best-selling beer in the taproom since it opened to the public Feb. 18, 2017. And while large demand is a good problem for a brewery to have, it takes additional capacity to address. Which is exactly what Utepils did, adding new brewing tanks to expand the brewery’s capacity. Now the Pils pilsner and Glocal IPA will be hitting store shelves starting this week.

The Pils, Utepils’ flagship beer, is a Czech-style pilsner, and it reflects its heritage: it’s brewed with Czech-grown barley and hops and fermented with a Czech lager yeast strain. Head brewer Eric Harper notes, “It’s a clean, bright lager with a distinct bitterness from Bohemian hops.” In fact, the Czech Embassy in Washington D.C. has reached out to Utepils about the beer, indicating it represents some of the best American beer brewed using Czech-sourced hops and malt.

The Glocal IPA is more of a blend of European and American heritage. It’s a Belgian-style IPA that uses Belgian ale yeast and hops from both European sources as well as American West Coast varietals. Harper says “The Glocal has a refreshing dryness paired with its enticing hop flavors and aroma.”

The brewery knew they’d have to grow into selling more of their types of beer in cans, simply because of the time involved. “You don’t see a lot of lager-style beers in craft breweries, because they take a lot longer to ferment,” explains Harper. That fermentation process occupies the tank for as long as the beer takes, which means it can’t be used to make something else, or more of the same beer for cans, until that batch of beer is done. The Pils, a pale lager, requires six weeks of tank time. It’s a big difference compared to Ewald the Golden hefeweizen, already available in cans, which needs just two and a half weeks in the tank.

The expansion also spurred Utepils to hire another brewer to assist Harper. “We have greater capacity now,” says Justesen. “Not only with equipment but with people. We’re going to be able to brew more beer, but also more kinds of beer, and including some special limited releases,” he finishes with a sly smile.

Look for Utepils Pils and Glocal IPA to start arriving at stores in this week and Utepils’ first limited release beer later this month.

About Utepils Brewing:

Nestled on the banks of Bassett Creek between Harrison and Bryn Mawr neighborhoods of northwestern Minneapolis, Utepils’ 18,000 square foot site features an iconic taproom and a full-scale craft brewery unlike any other.

We believe that good living comes from good brewing and that good brewing starts with honoring the traditions of brewers who have gone before us. Our beer is brewed using the highest quality water from the historic Glenwood Spring to produce beer that is classic yet uniquely distinct. Using tried and true brewing practices and the latest in brewing technology, we seek to create a new tradition in the Twin Cities that brings friends and families together to share time and beer with one another.

Look for us wherever fine craft beer is sold or stop into our taproom to experience the way good beer was meant to be made.

Lakefront Eazy Teazy Green Tea Ale, a 99-calorie beer, added to year-round portfolio

February 7, 2018 - 10:19am

(Milwaukee, WI) – The latest offering from Lakefront Brewery will be a year ‘round, low calorie ale known as Eazy Teazy. This craft beer brand is part of a large movement in the industry to offer lighter, low calorie beers. The release date is March 1st.

“Just a few years ago, most craft drinkers looked down on lighter beers,” said Russ Klisch, Owner and President of Lakefront Brewery. “The market’s been focused on hopped up IPAs and higher ABV beers, such as our barrel-aged stouts. But there’s a shift happening toward easier-drinking, session craft beers. Eazy Teazy is clean, crisp and light with citrus notes from the Lemondrop® hops and a subtle green tea finish.”

Lakefront Brewery offers a wide variety of year ‘round beers including Riverwest Stein Amber, Lakefront IPA, Eastside Dark Lager, Fuel Café Coffee Stout, Organika White Ale, Lakefront Pils, Fixed Gear Red IPA and New Grist Gluten-Free beers. Eazy Teazy will take its place as the lightest and lowest calorie beer. And at just 99 calories, it’s one of the lowest calorie craft beers in the world.

“It’s fairly difficult to craft a great tasting, full-bodied beer that’s this light,” said Michael Stodola, Lakefront Brewery Brand Manager. “Our head brewer, Luther Paul, and his team has nailed the liquid, the calories and a beautiful green tea flavor. We’re using a great, citrus-forward yeast called ‘Juicy,’ Lemondrop® hops and a lot of, not-so-cheap, green and oolong tea. It’s a high-quality, light craft.”

Milwaukee marketing and design firm, Traction Factory, designed the Eazy Teazy packaging and advertising campaign. “Traction Factory has created an iconic brand symbol merging the yin yang with an emoji,” mentioned Stodola. “The ad campaign is equally bold and fun. Peter Bell and the Traction team have positioned this brand perfectly.”

Eazy Teazy will be available March 1st, wherever Lakefront Brewery beers are sold.

Lakefront Brewery, Inc. distributes its products to over 30 states, Ukraine, South Korea, Sweden, China, Japan and Canada. Lakefront Brewery, Inc. produced the first beer in the United States made from 100% in-state-grown ingredients, including a first-of-its-kind, indigenous Wisconsin yeast strain (Wisconsinite Summer Weiss), the first certified organic brewery and the first gluten-free beer granted label approval by the U.S. Government (New Grist). For more information, visit http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com or call (414) 372-8800.

West Sixth Cerveza announced as newest beer in cans

February 7, 2018 - 9:55am

Mexican-style Lager will be released in cans throughout Kentucky in 6-packs over the next Month

(Lexington, KY) – West Sixth Brewing is excited to announce its newest beer in cans: the West Sixth Cerveza.

In the style of a Mexican Lager, West Sixth Cerveza is crisp with a pleasant cracker like malt character with notes of corn and a low amount of hops to create a quenching and sessionable lager.

“We’re incredibly excited to announce this newest canned offering. It’s been almost a year since we introduced a new beer into a can, and our fans have been asking for this one for a while.” said co-founder Brady Barlow.

“It’s so easy drinking that it’s one of our staff favorites”, said West Sixth co-founder Ben Self. “It’s one of those beers that will be perfect no matter what food you’re eating or activity it’s accompanying”.

Weighing in at 4.6% ABV, and hopped with German noble hops, this beer is sure to quench anyone’s thirst.

As with all of West Sixth’s cans, this one was designed by Lexington print and design shop Cricket Press. “There was a lot of excitement about this can release, not only because it has been a staff favorite, but also because of the reception it has received on draft at the taproom and other locations that offer West Sixth beers,” said Cricket Press co-owner Brian Turner. “We wanted this can design to stand out from our current canned offerings, but also give a nod to some of the classic colors and graphics that are characteristic of Mexican lager styles. To explore this further, we added a Papel picado motif (Mexican folk art cut-paper flags) to anchor the West Sixth branding.”

West Sixth Cerveza will be available throughout Kentucky and into Cincinnati, OH in late February, and will be a year-round offering. It will be available through West Sixth’s distribution partners in 6-packs and on draft.

Braxton Labs Peach Cobbler Berliner Weisse bottles to be released on Feb. 17

February 7, 2018 - 9:29am

(Newport, KY) – Dedicated to innovation, Braxton Labs is excited to release a Peach Cobbler Berliner Weisse in bottles. Brewed with peach puree, Bourbon Madagascar vanilla beans, graham cracker and cinnamon, the dessert-inspired bottles will be released on Saturday, February 17th. The 4.2% ABV beer will be available in 500ml bottles beginning at 11am.

“Here at Braxton Labs we are excited to continually brew unique and exciting takes on beer styles and the Peach Cobbler Berliner Weisse is no exception,” said Zac Boehnke, Lead Innovation Brewer at Braxton Brewing Company. “It was challenging, but rewarding, to use a different brewing process in kettle souring and natural, fresh ingredients to bring this idea to life, and I think our customers will see that we did just that when they taste the Peach Cobbler Berliner Weisse.”

This project highlights Braxton Labs’ continued innovation and experimentation. Berliner Weisse is just one of the many styles the brewery has experimented with since opening in May of 2017. Since opening, the innovation facility has released lemon meringue, pear and kiwi versions of Berliner Weisses.

This tart, dessert-style Berliner Weisse was soured in our brew kettle for 18 hours with lactobacillus. It was sterilized by boiling with minimal hop addition and then fermented dry with a clean ale yeast. Additions of lactose in the boil, plus vanilla beans, graham crackers, cinnamon and 420 lbs of peach puree come together to create a sweet and tart Berliner Weisse that smells and taste like a peach cobbler!

This fresh baked sour will be will be $7.99 for one bottle or $29.99 for four. In a very limited quantity, they’ll be released this Saturday, February 17th at 11am in Braxton Labs’ taproom.

“Our team loves the Berliner Weisse style and we’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with it,” said Evan Rouse, Chief Product Officer at Braxton Brewing Company. “This Peach Cobbler version is a perfect combination of tartness and sweetness. We can’t wait to share a slice with you!”

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.

New Hampshire Craft Beer Week returns April 6th-15th, 2018

February 7, 2018 - 8:56am

(Concord, NH) – New Hampshire Craft Beer Week (April 6-15, 2018) is a celebration of the Granite State’s artfully-craft ales and lagers and the people and businesses who make and sell them. There’s really no better way to unlock more of New Hampshire’s beer culture than joining this critical mass of happenings. This year’s event slate will feature more than 150 events at breweries, beer stores, restaurants, and bars in every part of the state.

With 5.25 breweries in the state for every 100,000 residents, New Hampshire is busting at the seams with locally-brewed beer and the industry around it is growing too; a recent statewide economic analysis shows beer is a $359 million business: there is probably a lot you’re missing out on.

If you’re not into the statistical side of things, just follow the NH Craft Beer Week Facebook page so you know what events are taking place. That’s the official list. Whether you discover a new brewery in your town, enjoy your first beer dinner, or get more stamps in your brewery passport, there’s no better way to shake off your winter hibernation and hit the road! Especially welcome are beer drinkers from our neighboring states- Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont. You’ll be amazed at what’s happening right across the border, so come say hello.

Let’s Talk Beer and The Tap Handle Show, native New Hampshire beer podcasts, will be out in full force at events all week, broadcasting stories from around the state. Make sure to follow them on your favorite podcast app to heighten your sense of FOMO.

New Hampshire Craft Beer Week is a joint production of the New Hampshire Brewers Association, Brew New Hampshire, and countless business owners all over the state, from the Northern Tier to the Seacoast.

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nhcraftbeerweek/ and Twitter at https://twitter.com/NHBeerWeek or search for the #NHCBW18 hashtag.

Here’s to great beer, amazing people and loads of fun in the Granite State!

The New Hampshire Brewers Association is a membership-based, non-profit corporation that is formed pursuant to NH RSA Chapter 292 and IRC 501(c)(6) to protect, promote, represent, educate, and advocate on behalf of and to its members, customers, and allied parties of the brewing industry and carry out all activities related thereto.

Brew New Hampshire is a 501(c)(6) non-profit that exists to promote both New Hampshire and the Granite State’s breweries, beer distributors, and their customers and partners. If Brew New Hampshire were a person, it would shop at the farmers market (but not exclusively), know the names of its neighbors and hardware store managers, and dress in sensible, handsome, non-ironic flannel shirts.

JDub’s collaborates with Less Than Jake on orange wheat ale for upcoming fest

February 6, 2018 - 8:55pm

(Sarasota, FL) – JDub’s Brewing Company has teamed up with iconic ska punk band, Less Than Jake, to make a beer featured as part of the brewery’s four-year anniversary party. “Dub Fest” is a craft beer and music festival taking place on February 10th, at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. The beer, an orange, wheat ale, was the brainchild of Less Than Jake drummer, Vinnie Fiorello, and JDub’s Founder, Jeremy Joerger, who reached out to the band with the idea.

Jeremy Joerger, “Ska is a staple in our taproom and really jives well with the vibe of the brewery. We wanted to highlight this genre at Dub Fest, and Less Than Jake has been a beacon of this style of music for a long time. Dub Fest and the collaboration beer will highlight a Florida brewery and a Florida band. As far as the style of beer profile goes, I let Vinnie take full control.”

Vinnie Fiorello, on the style of beer, “We wanted a drinkable light beer that says, “Florida”. We decided on Orange. What better flavor profile says Florida as much as oranges? The wheat is a good style because it is a lawn-mower style beer that you can drink all day in the Sun.”

The craft beer festival will last from 2pm to 5pm and feature a “Pros vs. Joes” style competition. Home brewers will be able to serve their libations alongside brick and mortar breweries, competing for the “best” beer, as voted on by the festival attendees. Two stages will host live bands throughout the festival. Tickets can be purchased in the brewery taproom and online at: https://www.universe.com/jdubs4year

About: JDub’s Brewing Company is a production craft brewery & taproom located in sunny Sarasota, FL. Everything we do is based off our three core values of Quality, Innovation and Culture. Each of these values ties into one another to shape the spirit and products of JDub’s. Our beer can be found at your favorite watering holes throughout Florida and in our taproom at the brewery.

Rogue Ales Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout 2018 rolls out

February 6, 2018 - 7:59pm

(Newport, OR) – Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout 2018, the embodiment of Rogue Ales & Spirits’ Do-It-Yourself (DIY) philosophy, hits shelves in February. From the only farm-brewery-distillery-cooperage, Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout is brewed with ingredients grown at Rogue Farms, and then ocean aged for nine months in barrels made by hand at Rogue’s Rolling Thunder Barrel Works. The barrels, which previously held Dead Guy Whiskey, add notes of whiskey and vanilla to Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout.

From growing the ingredients to brew beer, to making its own barrels, to hand-bottling all beers and spirits, Rogue’s DIY philosophy extends into everything it does, including numbering every bottle of the limited edition Rolling Thunder by hand.

Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout is now available in hand-numbered 500 ml bottles.

Inspired by Oregon’s bounty and the love of a good creative challenge, Rogue brewers annually change some of the ingredients in Rolling Thunder. “We chose raspberries for 2018 because it seemed like a natural, Willamette Valley-driven progression from last year’s cherries. They add a whole new dimension to the beer through a slight hint of tartness, followed by a deep dark fruit flavor,” said Rogue Innovation Brewer Michael King. “This marries perfectly with the dark roasted malt flavors and vanilla characteristics highlighted from the aging in Oregon Oak.”

This year’s version pours black with a creamy head and features deep sherry notes accentuated by hints of raspberries, brown sugar and vanilla, held up against a dark roasted malt backbone with earthy hops.

Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout is available nationally in limited quantities on draft and in hand-numbered, 500 ml (16.9 ounce) bottles. Use the Rogue Finder to find it near you.

About Rolling Thunder Barrel Works

From Barrel
In 2015, Rogue acquired vintage French WWII-era coopering equipment and built Rolling Thunder Barrel Works. Longtime employee Nate Linquist was tapped to be Rogue’s first cooper and spent a year and a half apprenticing, learning the ancient art of barrel making.

Using Oregon Oak, Nate assembles, raises, toasts, chars, hoops, heads, hoops again, cauterizes, sands and brands each one barrel, one at a time, all by hand. At full capacity, he makes one barrel a day.

To Distillery
The barrels are soaked first with Dead Guy Whiskey, which is distilled from Dead Guy Ale. During the aging process, the Dead Guy Whiskey imparts its flavor into the oak, getting the barrels ready for the next step.

To Brewery
Eight different types of grains, including oats and Rogue Farms barley, are brewed with Rogue Farms hops, brown sugar, raspberries, vanilla and chocolate to create a bold character that is perfect for aging. The Rolling Thunder barrels that once held Dead Guy Whiskey are filled with Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout and aged in the rich, salty air of the Yaquina Bay on the Oregon coast. After nine months in the barrels, the beer is ready for the final step.

To Bottle
As the final stop from barrel to bottle, the imperial stout is poured into 500 ml bottles. Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout can be enjoyed immediately or can be cellared for years to come.

Rogue Ales & Spirits
Rogue Ales & Spirits is an agri-fermenter founded in Oregon in 1988 as one of America’s first microbreweries. Rogue has won more than 1,900 awards for taste, quality and packaging and is available in all 50 states as well as 54 countries. Since 2008, Rogue has remained committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops, barley, rye, wheat, honey, jalapeños, and pumpkins one acre at a time by growing its own.

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