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Elkmont Exchange | Brewery & Eating House now open in Knoxville, Tennessee

November 10, 2017 - 3:19pm

(Knoxville, TN) – Elkmont Exchange | Brewery & Eating House has announced that they will open to the public on Monday, November, 6. This date is following multiple days of friends, family, and industry soft openings. Hours of operation of the three-hundred seat brewpub will be from 11am to 11pm everyday. In addition to their own thoughtfully-brewed beers, Elkmont Exchange will serve a full cocktail and wine list. The food menu will include both unique and familiar dishes with a culinary flair that draws from Executive Chef Ryan Davenport’s fine dining background. The space, located at 745 North Broadway, includes a dining room, bar/lounge area, patio, brewery, and a barrel aging room that doubles as a private event space. Elkmont Exchange founders worked closely with local Architectural Designers, MHM and Linear Development, to create an inviting, yet distinguished space. Custom finishes have come from local artists and include work from Bower Bird Sculpture, Bird on the Wire Studios, Rowlette Design, and Bruce McCamish.

After months of preparation, and of course, brewing, Brewmaster and Founder, Alex Violette, along with Head Brewer, Chris Meadows, will have twenty-four rotating draft lines at their creative disposal, though they expect to have an initial six styles available for opening day. Violette expects to be serving a full lineup of styles this winter. Elkmont Exchange beers will consist of a wide variety of both traditional and experimental beer styles; many of which will feature regional fruits, herbs, and spices. Growlers will be available to “pack out,” while cans will be available in the near future. As of now, there are no plans for Elkmont Exchange to distribute to outside markets –– all of their beers will be available for in-house purchases only. Some styles to look for at opening are Light Lager, IPA, Pale Ale and Brown Ale. Violette and Meadows also collaborated with Balter Beerworks and Abridged Brewing Company for limited release beers to celebrate the newest addition to the Knoxville craft beer community.
Violette partnered with Brewmation Incorporated to design and develop a custom, state-of-the-art brewing, brewhouse that gives Elkmont Exchange the capability for automation and fine tuning that is typically only utilized in much larger breweries. This system also functions with higher efficiency than most, due to its mash filter which allows their brewers to make beer with about 15% less barley and up to 30% less water.

Elkmont Exchange also looks forward to creating an extensive barrel aging program on a scale that Knoxville has never before seen. Violette and Meadows are excited to combine their respective laboratory and barrel aging knowledge to explore their creativity and technical skills. Along with standard whiskey and wine barrels, Elkmont Exchange will also utilize two 43 barrel (1,333 gallon) French Oak foeders to age certain beers for anywhere from one to eighteen months.

Executive Chef, Ryan Davenport, has designed the Elkmont Exchange menu to fit the core values of the brand and encourage a sense of adventure. The “Eating House” side to Elkmont Exchange will open with a lunch and dinner menu that has been developed to complement the flavors of their beers. A brunch menu will follow this winter. Featured items, known as “The Exchange,” will highlight Davenport’s fine dining background and will regularly rotate dependent upon the availability of ingredients. Davenport draws his culinary inspiration from the outdoors as well as his worldwide travels. His time spent in Charleston, Nashville and Vietnam are reflected in the menu with items such as Boudin Balls, Hot Chicken, and Vietnamese Pho. The kitchen will also feature an expansive charcuterie program, with house-cured meats and house-made sausages on display in a curing room visible from the restaurant lounge area. There will also be a variety of plant-based options available for vegan and vegetarian guests. Davenport’s passion lies with the skill set and attention to detail that is seen in fine dining establishments; however, he also believes that the same level of quality can be enjoyed in a more casual atmosphere.

Inspired by the outdoors, Elkmont Exchange encourages guests to come together as a community, celebrate East Tennessee, and join in on their passions. They believe beer, food, and experience belong together.

Pull up a seat by the fire. Use your senses. Welcome adventure.

For more information about Elkmont Exchange and its journey, go to www.elkmontexchange.com, and sign up for their email list.

Rogue Yellow Snow Spruce Tip Pilsner now available

November 10, 2017 - 2:56pm

(Newport, OR) – As looming arctic clouds threaten an upcoming season of tacky sweaters, sketchy eggnog and awkward jubilees, Rogue Ales fights back with Yellow Snow Spruce Tip Pilsner. A refreshing new pilsner made with Oregon spruce tips, Yellow Snow flaunts notes of bubblegum, citrus and pine, combating the status quo of wintertime boredom.

“We’ve brewed Yellow Snow IPA for the past 15 years, but this year we decided to make a beer reminiscent of our Pacific Northwest winters,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce. “So, we created a crisp pilsner made with spruce tips from our own backyard and then canned it for enjoyment outside.”

Yellow Snow Pilsner is available in 12oz six pack cans and on draft now through February 2018. Find it using the Rogue Beer Finder and for more information on quenching your thirst this winter visit Rogue.com.

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 1,800 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, marionberries, honey, cucumbers, and pumpkins one acre at a time by growing its own.

Samuel Adams opens new tap room at Boston brewery

November 10, 2017 - 12:53pm

Calling All Beer Lovers: Brewery Tap Room Welcomes Craft Beer Drinkers while Experimental Barrel-Aging Expands to New Bier Keller

(Boston, MA) – Start planning the next happy hour and weekend tap room trip now, because today the brewers at Samuel Adams are opening the doors to their new Boston Brewery Tap Room. The brewery’s new construction expands the Sam Adams footprint in the historic Haffenreffer Brewery, a pre-Prohibition brewery originally built in 1871, with the addition of the Brewery Tap Room and a new Bier Keller for barrel-aging experimental beers.

Drinkers can visit the new Brewery Tap Room to enjoy a pint or flight of innovative styles from taps which will pour rotating experimental beers from the nano-brewery as well as fan favorites such as Boston Lager and seasonal brews like Winter Lager. When doors open on November 10th, drinkers will be the first to try the final recipe for the new Samuel Adams New England IPA, which rolls out to select cities and states this year and will be released nationally in 2018. Additionally, drinkers will be able to purchase crowlers of select beers on tap.

The Brewery Tap Room will serve as a meeting place for craft beer drinkers, local Bostonians, and visitors alike to sample new innovations and beers not available anywhere else as well as special events including trivia nights, food trucks, karaoke and more. The Tap Room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays and major holidays.

Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Samuel Adams, on the Brewery Tap Room
“We’re thrilled that our Boston neighbors can join us at the brewery to enjoy pints of new and experimental Sam Adams brews – many of which are only available here at the Brewery. I’m happy to finally say that the kegs are tapped and the perfect pints are ready to greet drinkers at our new Brewery Tap Room.”

The Bier Keller
The Boston Brewery is home to Sam Adams’ research and development, which is expanding to include the opening of the Bier Keller. The space for the new Sam Adams Bier Keller, German for “beer cellar”, was historically used for cellaring beer during the days of the Haffenreffer Brewery. A dark and temperature-controlled climate, the Bier Keller has been reborn as the inner sanctum for aging experimental barrel-aged beers, allowing the brewers even more room to experiment and drinkers the opportunity to try samples of experimental brews on The Bier Keller: Samuel Adams Barrel Aged Experience.

Beers currently aging in the Bier Keller include experimental barrel-aged barleywines, oak-aged saisons, and scotch ales aging in scotch whiskey barrels, as well as Triple Bock, Double Bock, and Cinder Bock aging in spent Utopias barrels. The barrels in the Bier Keller come from a variety of distilleries and wineries that previously aged Bourbon, White Carcavelos wine, Ruby Port, Sherry, Tequila and more. The Bier Keller is separate from the original Samuel Adams Barrel Room, which will continue to be home to the development of barrel-aged sour beers like Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru, and is open to the public for the Beyond the Brewhouse Experience.

Above the new Bier Keller space, is a new tasting room called the “Pickwick”, which is named in honor of an ale made by the historic Haffenreffer Brewery. The Pickwick adds an additional tasting area to the two pre-existing tasting rooms which offer rotating experimental beers on tap for tours and special events.

To learn more about the Brewery Tap Room, Bier Keller, and other brewery experiences, visit: http://www.samueladams.com/brewery-and-craft/ brewery-tours

About Samuel Adams and The Boston Beer Company
The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father’s attic. Inspired and unafraid to challenge conventional thinking about beer, Jim brought the recipe to life in his kitchen. Pleased with the results of his work, Jim decided to sample his beer with bars in Boston in the hopes that drinkers would appreciate the complex, full-flavored beer he brewed fresh in America. That beer was aptly named Samuel Adams Boston Lager, in recognition of one of our nation’s great founding fathers, a man of independent mind and spirit. Little did Jim know at the time, Samuel Adams Boston Lager would soon become a catalyst of the American craft beer revolution.

Today, The Boston Beer Company brews more than 60 styles of beer. It relentlessly pursues the development of new styles and the perfection of classic beers by searching the world for the finest ingredients. Using the traditional four vessel brewing process, the Company often takes extra steps like dry-hopping, barrel-aging and a secondary fermentation known as krausening. The Company has also pioneered another revolution, the ‘extreme beer’ movement, where it seeks to challenge drinker’s perceptions of what beer can be. The Boston Beer Company has been committed to elevating the image of American craft beer by entering festivals and competitions around the globe, and is one of world’s most awarded breweries at international beer competitions. As an independent company, brewing quality beer remains its primary focus. Although Samuel Adams beer is America’s leading craft beer, it accounts for only one percent of the U.S. beer market. The Boston Beer Company will continue its independently-minded quest to brew great beer and to advocate for the growth of craft beer across America.

For more information, please visit www.samueladams.com.

Samuel Adams, Boston Lager, and Sam Adams are registered trademarks of The Boston Beer Company.

Double Nickel 2nd Anniversary Party & Benefit set for Saturday, November, 11th

November 10, 2017 - 11:58am

(Pennsauken Township, NJ) – Double Nickel is turning 2! This isn’t your typical 2nd birthday party, though. We’re scrapping the streamers and bouncehouse for beer, bands, bomb ass food, and more.

It’s an all day celebration, and we’ve got a lot lined up for you. Tickets are $25 and limited, so snag yours now! Here’s a glimpse of what ya get…

THE BEER EXPERIENCE
‣ 20+ beers on tap
‣ 8 drink tickets, each good for a super-sized sample pour
‣ Commemorative tasting glass

PERFORMANCES BY
‣ The Bad Bees – 12:00-2:30
‣ Champagne LeSabre – 2:30-5:30
‣ 23 Kings – 5:30-8:30

WAYS TO FILL YOUR BELLY
‣ Rob’s Craft Food Truck
‣ Il Fuoco Dentro Wood Fired Pizzas
‣ Celtic Knot Fish & Chips
‣ More!

A CHANCE TO WIN
‣ Sweet DNBC apparel
‣ A two hour open bar party at the brewery for you and 20 of your friends
‣ Free beer

A DONATION
‣ A percentage of every ticket will go to the Wounded Warrior Project, supporting and empowering veterans and their families. It is Veteran’s Day, after all!

Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) to be released at Boston brewery on Nov. 16

November 10, 2017 - 11:41am

(Boston, MA) – Quick email hit from The Boston Beer Company regarding the release of Samuel Adams KMF. More below…

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Join us at the Boston Brewery on November 16th to celebrate the extremely limited release of Samuel Adams’ Funkiest beer, Kosmic Mother Funk. Come try this delicious brewery-only bottle release, paired with cake from our friends at Rebecca’s Café. We will also be releasing an exclusive KMF t-shirt you won’t want to leave without.

Your $10 ticket will get you 5 beer samples*, including a taste of the very limited, newly released KMF and freshly baked cake from Rebecca’s Café. Bottles will only be available while supplies last, so don’t miss out!

*With the holiday season approaching we are collecting donations for a local food bank. Every guest who brings a canned good will receive one extra beer sample. Event is 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Last call is at 8:15. This is a 21+ event.

When: Thursday, November 16th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Samuel Adams Boston Brewery

Tickets Here

Braxton Labs Sweet Potato Casserole Imperial Brown Ale to be released on Nov. 11

November 10, 2017 - 8:40am

(Newport, KY) – Dedicated to innovation, Braxton Labs has been tapping new experiments on a weekly basis in their brewery and taproom located in Newport, Kentucky. One of their most popular beers to date — Sweet Potato Casserole Imperial Brown Ale — will be released in 500ml bottles on Saturday, November 11th.

“Braxton Labs lets us listen to our customers. Our brewing team dreams up crazy ideas and our customers tell us what they like and dislike,” said Evan Rouse, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Braxton Brewing Company. “Sweet Potato Casserole has been a fun project and one that everyone loved. We’re excited to get it in bottles, just in time for the holidays.”

The imperial brown ale is meant to remind you of grandma’s (or grandpa’s) sweet potato casserole. It’s brewed with 115 lbs of roasted sweet potatoes per 12 barrel batch. Finished with cinnamon and vanilla beans it creates the perfect balance of sweet and spice. At Braxton Labs, the beer was served on draft with a toasted marshmallow…just like the casserole. The imperial brown ale checks in at 7.5% ABV and 18 IBU.

The bottles will be packaged with a marshmallow to toast and top your own “casserole” at home. Pour, toast, sip and lift one to life.

“From the beginning Braxton Labs has been a space for innovation for the entire Braxton team. The idea for Sweet Potato Casserole was actually born in one of our monthly staff beer idea meetings,” said Zac Boehnke, lead innovation brewer at Braxton Labs. “Bringing this beer to life has been quite a project, but after the overwhelming response we received from the first batch, we knew we had to brew it again.”

A very limited amount of bottles will be released at 11am at Braxton Labs on Saturday, November 11th. The 500ml individual bottle will be $5.99 or four will be available for $19.99. Marshmallows included.

In addition, Braxton Brewing Company will have Holtman’s Donuts available to those in line. The Cincinnati Bakery is creating a sweet potato casserole donut for the event.

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.

Braxton Beer Garden opens at NKU’s BB&T Arena as Norse Pale Ale debuts

November 10, 2017 - 8:36am

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(Highland Heights, KY) – Northern Kentucky University Department of Athletics and Braxton Brewing Company have reached a partnership through Norse Sports Properties, a Learfield Sports property. This local partnership will lead to the creation of the Braxton Beer Garden at BB&T Arena and Norse Pale Ale.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to team up with Northern Kentucky University – an institution so close to home for our entire company,” said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO at Braxton Brewing Company. “Norse Pale Ale is a bright citrus forward pale ale that is sure to be a fan favorite and there’s no better place to enjoy it than the newly constructed Braxton Beer Garden right in BB&T Arena!”

The Covington, Kentucky-based craft brewing company is creating a craft beer garden inside BB&T Arena, home of Norse men’s and women’s basketball. Fans will be able to enjoy Braxton’s brews in the newly created Braxton Beer Garden, located in the Valhalla veranda on the south end of the bowl, which also features a bar created from empty bourbon barrels in which Braxton aged beer, several high-definition televisions, and Braxton imagery throughout. The Braxton Beer Garden will be open for both NKU Men’s and Women’s and University of Cincinnati Men’s home basketball games during the 2017-18 season.

While Braxton’s craft beers will be served in the beer garden, lovers of both Norse Athletics and craft beer can also enjoy the Norse Pale Ale, an American Pale Ale brewed specifically in celebration of this partnership.

The beer will be $3 for a pint and $8 for a pitcher all season long at Dickmann’s Sports Cafe.

Admission to the beer garden is free. SAVOR, the foodservice and catering branch of SMG Facilities, will provide food for purchase in the space as well.

“In my previous experience, both in restaurants and concessionaires at local venues, I’ve not witnessed a partnership come together quite as unique as this one,” said Brandon Ward, Director of Food and Beverages with SAVOR. “Braxton has truly stamped a solid footprint in our local craft beer community. SAVOR is excited to be the exclusive provider of food and beverage at BB&T Arena at NKU. We look forward to pouring Norse fans a Norse Pale Ale, and are happy that Braxton was able to quickly develop an approachable craft style that any drinker can enjoy!”

In addition to Norse men’s and women’s basketball games, the Braxton Beer Garden will also be open at select events held within BB&T Arena.

Labatt USA launches search for brewmaster to lead first Labatt pilot brewery in U.S.

November 10, 2017 - 7:32am

Brewmaster will manage innovation and brewing operations for new Pilot Brewery

(Buffalo, NY) – Labatt USA announced it will begin a national search for a Brewmaster to lead its first pilot brewery in the U.S. The new brewery, which will open in Buffalo, N.Y. later this year, will focus on innovation for Labatt. The brewery will be located at 79 Perry, a mixed-use building that is currently under redevelopment by Pegula Sports and Entertainment.

“Establishing a Buffalo-based brewery will create a new era for the brand, and the new Brewmaster will be at the forefront,” said Mike Mueller, head brewmaster for Labatt USA’s parent company, North American Breweries. “The right brewer is not only passionate about brewing great beer, but has the experience and knowledge of the science behind it.”

The pilot brewery will serve as an experimental brewery where the Labatt Brewmaster can develop new beer styles. Customers will have the opportunity to taste, experience and give feedback on the beers, influencing what styles Labatt may roll out more broadly throughout its distribution footprint.

The Brewmaster will oversee brewing operations in the pilot brewery, including raw material selection, recipe formulation, production and quality assurance. Candidates for the position must have a minimum of 10 years of brewing experience and are required to have completed courses from an accredited brewing science school or possess equivalent experience. The position will be based in Buffalo, N.Y. and will report into North American Breweries’ head Brewmaster in Rochester, N.Y. Click here to apply.

About The John Labatt Project
The John Labatt Project, or the Labatt USA Pilot Brewery, is the main attraction at 79 Perry. The more than 70,000-square-foot building, constructed in 1919 as a manufacturing plant, is currently being redeveloped into a mixed-use facility that includes retail, commercial and residential space. The facility will celebrate the rich heritage of Labatt Beer and the city of Buffalo, and serve as an innovative beer and brewing destination. Visitors will be able to experience the brewing process inside of the pilot brewery and help Labatt explore new beer styles.

The Labatt USA Pilot Brewery is set to open in fall 2018.

About Labatt USA
Proudly headquartered in Buffalo, New York, Labatt USA has imported Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light from Canada since 1951. Today, Labatt Blue is America’s top-selling Canadian beer. With a clean, refreshing taste, light color, slight hop aroma, good balance, fruity character and a slightly sweet taste, Labatt Blue has become the premier Canadian pilsener in the Great Lakes region and expansion markets across the United States.

First brewed in Canada in 1847, Labatt continues to carry on the tradition and heritage of the great outdoors.

About North American Breweries
North American Breweries, headquartered in Rochester, New York is among the top 10 brewers in the United States. Following a triple bottom line business strategy, NAB prioritizes people, planet and profits to drive business results, reduce social and environmental footprints and engage stakeholders.

NAB’s portfolio includes: The Genesee Brewing Company in Rochester, New York; The Magic Hat Brewing Company in Burlington, VT; Portland Brewing Company in Portland, OR; Pyramid Brewing in Seattle, WA; and Seagram’s Escapes. The breweries each have an alehouse focused on delivering a customer experience around the beer.

NAB also owns exclusive rights to import and market the Labatt family of brands and the Imperial brand of beer in the U.S. Labatt USA is headquartered in Buffalo, New York. Along with its own brands, NAB contract brews beer and other alcoholic beverages on behalf of other companies. For more information, please visit www.nabreweries.com.

Second Self Beer JunIPA returns in cans, draft

November 9, 2017 - 9:27pm

(Atlanta, GA) — Atlanta brewery Second Self Beer Company announces the return of its seasonal favorite JunIPA (6.4% ABV, 43 IBU), an IPA inspired by gin. Brewed for cool, crisp weather, JunIPA is brewed with citrusy Amarillo and Cascade hops plus juniper berries, then “dry-hopped” with juniper and rosemary.

Suggested pairings for the beer include braised short ribs, herb chicken, roasted Brussels sprouts, sharp cheeses, fire pits and roasted marshmallows.

JunIPA is available both in cans and on draft at Second Self’s taproom in Atlanta (1317 Logan Circle NW), and at bars and restaurants throughout Georgia.

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 brew is designed to be paired with food. Last year, Second Self opened an expanded taproom at their Westside brewery located at 1317 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, GA. Designed by Adrenaline, Inc., their graphics have been recognized at Tastings.com’s 2015 World Beer Championships Packaging Competition and Graphic Design USA’s 2015 American Graphic Design Awards. The craft brewery has been nationally recognized by Food & Wine, DRAFT Magazine, Beer Advocate, Fortune, Paste Magazine and more.

Rivertown Salted Carm-Ale Beer proceeds to help ‘The Cure Starts Now’ organization

November 9, 2017 - 8:34pm

Salted Carm-Ale Beer to Benefit The Cure Starts Now

(Cincinnati, OH) – What if you could help cure cancer by drinking beer? Well now’s your chance. The Cure Starts Now has partnered once again with Rivertown Brewery to create a custom beer to benefit pediatric brain cancer research. The beer is called Salted Carm-Ale – an ale with delicious caramel flavoring inspired by Lauren Hill, perfect for the fall and winter months. There will be a tapping party on Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House in Monroe (6550 Hamilton Lebanon Road Monroe, OH 45044) to celebrate the creation of Salted Carm-Ale.

“We love The Cure Starts Now, their mission to find a homerun cure and their team. This is the first year that we are packaging our Cure Collab in bottles, in addition to kegs. We are excited to bring awareness across our 6 states of distribution to such an amazing organization,” said Rivertown Dream Facilitator, Lindsey Roeper.

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy this beer and a wonderful partnership. $1 from every pint of Salted Carm-Ale will benefit The Cure Starts Now and donations to the cause are also welcome. Food will also be available for purchase. Six packs of Salted Carm-Ale will be on store shelves mid-November.

“Rivertown’s commitment to helping kids battling cancer with The Cure Starts Now has been extraordinary. We love working with companies who are so passionate and driven to putting an end to cancer through the homerun cure,” said Brooke Desserich, Executive Director of The Cure Starts Now.

About Salted Carm-Ale
This year, as part of The Cure Starts Now’s Once in a Lifetime Gala, Rivertown donated a “Brewmaster for a Day” exBEERience package and this amazing beer is a result of this collaboration. The flavor was inspired by Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph College basketball player who battled DIPG and became a voice for children everywhere battling cancer and her love for chocolate caramel candies. So let’s raise a glass, raise awareness and find a cure.

About The Cure Starts Now
Originally started in 2007 in tribute to 6-year-old Elena Desserich and her fight against brain cancer, The Cure Starts Now Foundation has quickly gained acclaim as one of the fastest growing cancer research charities and one of the first ones to advocate a homerun strategy for cancer research. With 32 chapters worldwide, The Cure Starts Now has funded over $10 million in homerun cancer research at institutions globally, including Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Stanford University and Boston Children’s Hospital.

About Rivertown Brewing Company
Founded in 2009 in Cincinnati, OH, Rivertown Brewing Company is handcrafting a tenacious culture of purpose and excellence which results in consistent, remarkable liquids of the sour and non-sour variety. Part brewery, lab exBEERiment, gathering place, smokehouse and arcade, Rivertown places research, innovation, quality and customer exBEERience at the core of its processes.

Stone brewer to present six collaboration series beers at Julio’s Liquors next week

November 9, 2017 - 8:02pm

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(Westborough, MA) – ‘Stone for the Holidays’ event highlights exclusive collaboration beers brewed at Stone Brewing – Berlin

WHAT: Meet Stone Brewer Jeremy Moynier for a presentation and tastings of the Stone Berlin Groundbreaking Collaboration beers, hors d’oeuvres and a bottle signing opportunity.

These six 1.5L beers were brewed one-off at Stone Brewing – Berlin with some of Stone’s best friends in brewing. A celebration of global craft beer, these are among Stone’s most exclusive and refined beers ever brewed. The 14-part series features unique styles, like the imperial Saison and überized Berliner Weisse. From the dream they were built upon, to the packaging and the beer that fills them, these beers are truly groundbreaking.

WHEN: Saturday, November 18 2-4 p.m.

WHERE: Julio’s Liquors, 140 Turnpike Rd., Westborough, MA 01581

WHO: FREE EVENT! All are welcome. Beer presentation and tasting led by Stone Brewing Senior Innovation Manager, Jeremy Moynier

BEER LIST:

– Maui / Stone “Aloha! Berlin” – Imperial coconut porter
– Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone “Royale Imperial Saison Du BUFF” – Imperial farmhouse style ale brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary & lemon thyme
– BrewDog / Stone “Super Bashah” – Black Belgian style double IPA
– The Lost Abbey / Stone “Sticks N’ Stones” – Dark imperial pilsner finished on wood chips and granite
– Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch “Züper Magik w00tstout”- Ale brewed with hazelnuts, pecans & almonds, partially aged in whiskey barrels

Plus a special Arrogant Brewing guest collaboration:

– Arrogant Brewing / Baladin “In Bocca al Lupo” – A mother of an ale brewed with gentian root

[BeerPulse Note: Julio’s Liquors is a BeerPulse sponsor though this event announcement was submitted by Stone Brewing Co.]

Mill Creek Brewing Co. launches The Vault series with Double IPA and Dark Strong

November 9, 2017 - 7:41pm

(Nashville, TN) – Mill Creek Brewing Co. is excited to announce their newest beer series, The Vault.

A series of carefully crafted and highly limited beers, The Vault is comprised of several lines of styles – Double IPA, Rotator IPA, Belgian, German, and Stout Series – to keep the keen fulfilled and the adventurous daring. Each line of beer styles within The Vault will explore the vast potential of that respective style. Whether it’s the myriad of hops and their infinite combinations explored in the Rotator IPA line, or the historic and meticulous brewing styles explored in the Belgian line, The Vault is Mill Creek’s study of beer’s unbounded offerings.

Each small-batched beer will be brewed once, with each batch boasting a completely new flavor profile.

The Vault will be available in four-packs of 16 oz. cans. Each Vault beer will have an initial taproom release, with an extremely selective and limited release in their distribution territories (Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama).

The first Vault beers, Double IPA Batch No. 1 and Dark Strong Batch No. 1, will be released mid-November.

About Mill Creek Brewing Co.

Mill Creek Brewing Co. is based out of historical Nolensville, TN, just south of Nashville. They specialize in brewing drinkable and approachable craft beers, full of flavor and accessible to all. It’s beer at its finest, stripped of pomp and privilege, bare-boned, but bold. It’s the beer you can drink all day and never get tired of. At Mill Creek, it’s all about the beer.

They carry out their “Less fuss. More beer” attitude from their 27,500 sq. ft. facility, designed specifically to create and churn out gallon upon gallon of delicious beer. Mill Creek Brewing Co. currently distributes their beers in Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky.

You can find out more about Mill Creek Brewing Co. on their website www.millcreekbrewingco.com or on Facebook, Instagram (@MillCreekBrewCo), and Twitter (@MillCreekBrewCo).

The Lost Abbey Patron Sinner’s and Saint’s 2018 Club sells out in four days

November 9, 2017 - 6:50pm

(San Marcos, CA) – In 2006 AD, The Lost Abbey offered one of the first direct to consumer beer clubs in existence, lasting until 2010. Originally two clubs, The Sinner’s and the Saints, it’s been revived and combined to simply, The Patron Sinner’s and Saint’s club.

Originally made available to prior members and invited guests, the pre-sale for the 2018 Sinner’s and Saint’s club sold out within four days, unfortunately before the extremely limited club could be announced to the general public.

“We had been talking about reviving the Sinner’s and Saint’s club for the last few years,” said Tomme Arthur, COO and Co-Founder of The Lost Abbey. “While the response exceeded our expectations, we’re working to add more spots to the 2019 club.”

Membership in the Sinner’s and Saint’s club includes thirteen 750ml bottles including Cable Car, Veritas Kriek, Veritas Peach, 24 Steps and more. The introduction of additional Foeders will allow The Lost Abbey to get back to its small-batch roots and afford more opportunity’s to collaborate with great publicans such as Falling Rock, Monk’s Café, and Toronado.

2018 Club Membership will also include the opportunity to purchase Duck Duck Gooze in 2019 before it is sold to the general public as well as 10% off of all tasting room and online purchases, glassware and additional club-specific merchandise.

The waitlist for the 2019 club has been started at shop.lostabbey.com, with new potential members being informed in November of 2018.

Heavy Seas 22 Anniversary Ale beer details announced, set for early December arrival

November 9, 2017 - 6:31pm

(Baltimore, MD) — Heavy Seas Beer is excited to announce the release of 22, an anniversary ale to celebrate the brewery’s 22nd year of brewing craft beer in Baltimore. This Belgian-style Tripel aged in local Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey barrels, will be released in early December within the “Uncharted Waters” Series.

“To celebrate our 22nd Anniversary, we’ve created an exceptionally special Belgian inspired brew,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Chris Leonard. “Goldenrod in color with a dense head and creamy mouthfeel, this robust, bold brew presents phenolic flavors of white pepper and peach skin from the warm fermentation, along with vanilla and subtle spiciness from the Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey barrel aging.”

“Thank you, thank you very much for all of the support over the years, without you, we wouldn’t still be here sailing into Uncharted Waters year after year,” says Heavy Seas Founder, Hugh Sisson. “Cheers!”

The product specs are:
Style: Belgian-style Tripel aged in Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey barrels
ABV: 10%
IBU: 37
Hops: Warrior, UK Goldings, UK Fuggles, Cascade, Centennial
Malts: 2-row, Crystal, Caramalt, Chocolate Malt

Bousa Brewery opens doors in Miami’s Little River District

November 9, 2017 - 5:40pm

[Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bousa Brewing]

Little River’s first independent artisanal brewer announces official grand opening of taproom

(Miami, FL) – Bousa Brewing Company, the newest craft brewery in South Florida and Little River District’s first independent brewery, will celebrate the official grand opening of their taproom on Friday, November 10, starting at 7pm.

“After a few intense years of preparation, we are extremely excited to say that we are officially open! We are proud to be located in Miami’s historic Little River District right at the heart of one of Miami’s most vibrant and creative neighborhoods surrounded by a rich cultural scene and some of Miami’s most innovative businesses. Our taproom is a modern space with plenty of room designed to be a gathering place for families and friends,” said Bousa Brewing Company co-founder Juan Pablo Vergara.

Guests will have the opportunity to sample Bousa’s 13 American and European-style brews which range from friendly introductory craft beers to rich and strong ales and lagers for the hardcore beer enthusiasts. Styles include: Honey Blonde Ale, Tripel, Guava Ale, Raspberry Wheat, Marzen, Stout, Ámber, Saison, Session IPA, their flagship American Wheat, and the Quad in collaboration with Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co. Food will also be served with local food trucks parked outside the brewery to offer guests a variety of options.

The brewery is located at 7235 NE 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33138 in the Little River business complex next to the train tracks. The event is open to the public from 7:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. with brews starting at $6.

Bousa’s grand opening will also feature live music from Miami’s very own Locos por Juana, as well as games and giveaways. Head brewer Kayla Brogna, who hails from the renowned Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in California and is now joining the ranks of South Florida’s female head brewers, will also be on-site to answer any questions and give tours of the newly completed 4-vessel 20 bbl and 2-vessel 3.5 bbl brewing system.

Bousa’s mission is to honor and celebrate life’s simple moments. The brand slogan, “Simply Good Beer”, embodies a straightforward, less-is-more spirit that is free of superlatives and grandiose claims to focus on serving quality beer that stands on its own. The taproom, which features a minimalist décor, offers a serene, uncluttered environment that allows guests to experience simplicity from the time they buy the beer to the moment they consume it.

“Our goal is to be both accessible to people who are just getting started with craft beer and interesting for people who are very familiar and immersed in the craft beer culture. We continually strive to find the highest quality ingredients sourced from both small and large suppliers of hops and malts with a special commitment to work with local South Florida partners. The honey that is used to make our best-selling Honey Blonde Ale, for example, is sourced right from Homestead, Florida. We are also currently looking for local suppliers of fruits and spices to include new flavor varieties in our rotational portfolio served exclusively in our taproom” said Bousa Brewing Company co-founder Enrique García.

The 12,000 SF brewery and taproom aims to become a meeting place where the local community can come together to enjoy a fresh pint and unwind but also network, play, and at times even break out of their comfort zones, all for the sake of having a good time. Ongoing scheduled activities include:
• Tuesday: The People’s Pong Night – Beat co-founder Juan Pablo in a ping pong game and he’ll buy you a beer, but if Juan Pablo beats you then you have to buy a beer for a random person in the taproom
• Wednesday: Women’s Night – The brewery is open to hosting educational and networking meet- ups, sessions and events aimed at empowering local women
• Friday: Dice Night – Roll a 6-sided die and what you get is what you pay
• Sunday: Soulful Sunday – Enjoy yoga, brunch and live jazz

About Bousa Brewing Company
Bousa Brewing Company is an independent craft brewer located in Miami’s Little River District founded by two friends who are die-hard craft beer aficionados. The Bousa team knows simple. Because, as they say, anything in life is simple when you break it down. Yet simple doesn’t mean without sophistication or soul. Their first beer launched in December 2016 in bars and restaurants across South Florida. More information on their beers can be found at bousabrewing.com. For ongoing updates, follow Bousa on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

The Bruery White Chocolate and 2015 vintage beers headline Rare Beer Club Special Offer

November 9, 2017 - 3:10pm

[Sponsored / Paid Post:]

The Rare Beer Club® returns to BeerPulse with another one of its occasional Special Offers for club members. The four featured beers are:

> The Bruery White Chocolate – rated 98/100 on RateBeer.com
> Humboldt Black Xantus 2015 – rated 99/100 on RB
> Spencer Trappist Holiday Ale 2015 – rated 86/100 on RB
> Piraat Special Reserve (Rum Barrel Aged)

Per The Rare Beer Club, “We’ve priced this one out so that you’ll save roughly $100 on your order when you Build a Custom Case so stock up now and you’ll have every holiday party host gift, white elephant gift, and most stocking stuffers covered. All beers are 750 mL, except Black Xantus which is 22-oz.”

IMPORTANT BEERPULSE NOTE: You can order two of the beers or all four. Before you order though, you DO need to sign up for a membership and order from the normal batch of selections for at least one month. The two beers for November are:

> American Solera The Ground is Shaking! (RBC Exclusive) – 4.12 Untappd score!
> Nebraska Barrel Aged HopAnomaly – rated 98/100 on RB

It is a great month to join!

Learn more here to get first-time discounts and general details on the club.

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

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

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1) CLUB SIGN UP LINK THROUGH BEERPULSE

2) SPECIAL OFFER BEERS ORDER FORM

Order cut off date is Monday, November 20 at 12:00 PM Pacific.

Below are some stats on these beers. Visit the special offer link above for full tasting notes and access to the order form.

WHITE CHOCOLATE
The Bruery – Placentia, California
Style: Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Wheatwine Ale w/ TCHO Cacao Nibs & Fresh Vanilla Beans
ABV: 13.8%
Serving Temp: 52-59° F
Suggested Glassware: Snifter, Tulip or Pinot Glass

2015 BLACK XANTUS
Humboldt Brewing Company – Paso Robles, California
Style: Barrel-Aged Imperial Java Stout
ABV: 11%
Serving Temp: 52-59° F
Suggested Glassware: Snifter, Tulip or Pinot Glass

PIRAAT SPECIAL RESERVE
Brouwerij Van Steenberge – Ertvelde, Belgium
Style: Rum-Barrel-Aged Piraat Ale (Belgian Strong Golden Ale)
ABV: 10.5%
Serving Temp: 48-55° F
Suggested Glassware: Tulip, Chalice, Goblet or Pinot Glass

2015 TRAPPIST HOLIDAY ALE
The Spencer Brewery – Spencer, Massachusetts
Style: Authentic Trappist Holiday Ale
ABV: 9.0%
Serving Temp: 46-54° F
Suggested Glassware: Tulip, Chalice, Goblet or Pinot Glass

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Great Divide’s Second Annual National Yeti Awareness Week set for Nov. 13-19

November 9, 2017 - 2:17pm

(Denver, CO) – For the second year in a row, Great Divide Brewing Company is declaring the third week of November, the 13th through the 19th, as National Yeti Awareness Week, with November 17th as the official National Yeti Day. National Yeti Awareness Week is an annual campaign organized to advocate for Yeti rights. By turning non-believers into believers we can help save these magical and harmless beasts.

The search for the mythical Yeti dates back to 326 BC in the Himalayas, presumably Yeti’s homeland. Since then, naysayers have dismissed eyewitness reports of Yetis hanging around Great Divide Brewing, lurking behind tanks and hiding among barrels. To promote the awareness of these majestic creatures, as well as encourage others to believe, Great Divide created a week long celebration for Yetis.

“Did you know Yetis invented Latin, and yet most schools are still teaching kids that Yetis aren’t real? We can’t sit back and watch this injustice continue,” said Shannon Berner, marketing manager of Great Divide. “Just like humans need oxygen for survival, Yetis rely on belief to stay alive. The more we doubt their existence, the more Yetis we will lose.”

To kick off National Yeti Awareness Week, Great Divide is asking Yeti believers to pledge their support by visiting www.YetiAwareness.com . Believers who pledge their support will be entered to win a Yeti Awareness Giveaway Package that includes a YETI Tundra 45 Cooler, Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 3.0 Waterproof Speaker, an “I Believe” Yeti Yoga mat, and a Great Divide Yeti Mafia schwag pack complete with a furry Yeti sign.

As a way to encourage Yetis to come out of hiding, Great Divide will host a number of Yeti-themed events around the country including a special Yeti edition of Hoppy Yogis on Wednesday, November 15th from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Great Divide RiNo event space featuring Yeti “I Believe” yoga mats and merchandise giveaways.

On November 17th from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. a National Yeti Day party at the Great Divide Barrel Bar will be thrown in Yetis’ honor with prizes given every half hour until 8:00 p.m., the most coveted prize are Meier skis (raffle tickets for the skis go on sale at 5:00 p.m. and the winner will be announced at 8:00 p.m). This Yeti themed soiree will be one for the books with a fully transformed Yeti Cave, 13 Yeti varieties including three Yeti firkins, the newest Local Knowledge Release—Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti, new fashionable Yeti merchandise, and of course plenty of Yeti sightings.

“If we can change one mind at a time, our existence will flourish,” said an anonymous Yeti via a Tibetan translator. “Tell your friends and call your elected officials. Make them believers too.”

Join the movement and become a Yeti believer by visiting www.YetiAwareness.com .

Note: Some of the statements in this press release are based on alternative facts.

About Great Divide Brewing Company
Founded in 1994, Great Divide Brewing Company is one of the most decorated breweries in America, recognized for brewing some of the globe’s most balanced yet assertive and flavorful beers. These beers have landed an impressive amount of acclaim, earning 18 Great American Beer Festival Medals, five World Beer Cup Awards and 14 spots on Beer Advocate’s “Top Rated Beers: Colorado” (2015). Here at Great Divide, Bold Character isn’t just a catchphrase. It’s the philosophy behind what we brew, how we think and what we believe. For more information visit www.greatdivide.com .

Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 19 brings the funk with three Brettaonmyces strains

November 9, 2017 - 1:39pm

Three different brettanomyces strains bring depth to the brew

(Houston, TX) – Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s newest Bishop’s Barrel release is a tart cherry pie in liquid form, and perfect for your next holiday gathering.

The base beer for Bishop’s Barrel No. 19 is the brewery’s famed Christmas Ale, a hearty ale with malty sweetness and spicy hop characteristics. It was aged in chardonnay barrels from Napa, California for 22 months. The spirit of the winter holidays is ushered in with the tart cherries reminiscent of freshly baked cherry pie added to the brew. Three different strains of brettanomyces – lambicus, var drei, and brux – add more complexity and depth to the brew. Finally, it was blended with 10% fresh Christmas Ale to round out the flavor.

“I really believe blending is an art, and creates something that is greater than the sum of its parts,” said Aaron Inkrott, Brewing Operations Manager for Saint Arnold

Bishop’s Barrel No. 19 pours a copper-ruby color. On the nose it is tart cherry, funky with some earth tones, and carries over characteristics from the chardonnay barrels. There is a light acidic taste that is quickly balanced with a cherry/caramel sweetness and it’s dry with a long, wine-like finish. Bishop’s Barrel No. 19 will be available in stores and bars in Texas and Louisiana next week.

The Bishop’s Barrel series began in 2012 with an Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels. The barrels for this series have been chosen to enhance and complement the characteristics of the underlying beers. The beers may be something brewed regularly or may have been brewed solely for the purpose of putting into a barrel. Aging times can range from a few months to well over a year.

While these beers can be aged, they have done a fair amount of aging in the barrels and are designed to be enjoyed soon after bottling. If you are going to age these beers, it is best done in a refrigerator, not at room temperature. The next Bishop’s Barrel brew will be a Belgian Dubbel with raspberries and brettanomyces in red wine barrels.

Bishop’s Barrel No. 19 Specifications:

Date Brewed: October 6, 2015
Date Barreled: December 16, 2015
Date Bottled: October 26, 2017
Type of Barrel: Chardonnay
Gravity: 1.071
ABV Pre-Barrel: 7.0% ABV
ABV Post-Barrel: 8.9% ABV
IBU: 18

The following events are planned for the release of Bishop’s Barrel No. 19:
November 13: Movie Night & Bishop’s Barrel No. 19 Release at Axelrad, Houston
November 15: Bishop’s Barrel No. 19 Release at The Growler Spot, Fulshear
November 19: Great American Beer Festival Medal Sunday Funday Discussion Panel w/ brewers, Pop Up w/ Saint Arnold Chef Ryan Savoie, all medal winning beers on tap and Bishop’s Barrel No. 19 at D&T, Houston
November 22: Bishop’s Barrel Flight Night featuring Bishop’s Barrel No. 19 Brettanomyces variants, Bishop’s Barrel No. 12, and Bishop’s Barrel No. 2 at Flying Saucer Downtown, Houston.

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

Saison wins 2017 Bell’s Homebrew Competition, right to be brewed at brewery

November 9, 2017 - 1:16pm

Kalamazoo homebrewer takes first place at 2017 Bell’s Homebrew Competition

(Comstock, MI) – The winners of Bell’s Brewery 8th Annual Homebrew Competition were announced during this year’s 9th Annual All Stouts Day at the Eccentric Café on Sunday.

Six homebrewers placed out of the 136 entries submitted this year.

First place went to Steve Vroegop of Kalamazoo for his Saison brewed with Damson plums and New Zealand Rakau hops.

Vroegop will brew his recipe at Bell’s original brewery to then go on tap at the adjacent Café. He will also head to the 2018 Great American Beer Festival in Denver as a guest of Bell’s and compete alongside a Bell’s brewer in the Pro-Am Competition.

“This year’s competition brought plenty of experimentation and interesting ingredient choices, said David Curtis, Bell’s General Store Operations Manager and competition organizer. There was also a strong representation of New England style IPAs, Belgian beers and sour beers.”
Second place went to Ryan Schippers for his Northeast IPA.

Third place went to James Weber for his ale brewed with Indiana plums.

This year’s runners up are (in no particular order):

· Patrick Coonan – Belgian-style dubbel with blueberries

· David Fulkerson – New England IPA

· Ben Hoff – Ale brewed with cilantro, lime and tomatillos

“This competition is an incredibly important part of how we support the homebrew community here in our hometown and beyond, said Laura Bell, Bell’s CEO. From ingredients, to equipment to advice, our General Store team is continuing a legacy started even before we were a brewery. It is incredible to see the enthusiasm and passion for this craft is so many.”

Look for more information about when this year’s winning recipe will be tapped at the Café as soon as it is available online at bellsbeer.com and on Bell’s social media.

Follow Bell’s on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.

Cheers and congratulations to everyone!

PREVIOUS FIRST PLACE WINNERS
2016: Freedom of Peach, a hoppy saison brewed with peaches from Evan Monroe
2015: Bale So Hard, a farmhouse ale brewed with HBC 438 and Mosaic hops, from David Hellen
2014: Coffee Mustache, a California common style beer brewed with coffee, from Matt VanNatter
2013: Proud Mitten, a dry hopped IPA/pale ale made with Centennial, Citra and Simcoe hops, from David Lyman
2012: Manden Med Leen, a black IPA brewed with Belgian yeast, from Nick Rodammer
2011: A Bit of Heat from Geoff Groff, brewed with paradise seeds, rose hips and habaneros
2010: Oscar’s Folly, a collaborative IPA from Jarrett Cupp, Bailey Cupp and Paul Gentz

ABOUT BELL’S BREWERY, INC.

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, we’ve grown into a regional craft brewery that employs more than 500 people over a 32 state area, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers that started in 1985 is still with us today. We currently brew over 20 beers for distribution as well as many other small batch beers that are served at our pub in Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Cafe. Our ongoing goal is to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. 100% family-owned and independent, we strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and lagers. For more information, please visit bellsbeer.com.

You can also follow Bell’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Untappd.

Backwoods “The Stumbler” Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout to be released on Nov. 10

November 9, 2017 - 12:55pm

(Carson, WA) – Backwoods Brewing Company is releasing a new bourbon barrel-aged stout next week, named The Stumbler. Not to be confused with their Imperial Honey IPA, the Bumbler, The Stumbler is a Russian Imperial Stout aged for 18 months in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels. This is the longest barrel aging Backwoods has ever done.

“Prior to this, our longest barrel aging has been around 6 months,” said Jordan Tanasse, head of sales for Backwoods. “We get excited to try the beer and share it, so we have only ever had the patience for a 6-month aging. This time around, we used as much restraint as we could and held out for 18 months. When we finally decided it was time, everyone on our production team was ecstatic!”

The Stumbler gives off notes of vanilla, charred oak & brown sugar, and follows with a light smokiness. It clocks in at 12% ABV and 35 IBU. The base stout is comprised of four different malts, including roasted barley and chocolate malt.

Sourcing the barrels to age the stout was no easy feat. Kevin Waters, Backwoods’ Brewmaster, was able to order 12 barrels altogether for this beer (each barrel was filled with 50 gallons of stout). “Barrels are getting extremely expensive and hard to find. Generally, you have to do a buy-in with several other breweries in order to meet the distillery’s minimum. For this shipment of barrels, we teamed up with Everybody’s Brewing and Breakside Brewing,” said Waters. “There is also no guarantee that the barrels will function properly and hold the beer without leaking,” added Waters. “Lucky for us, the barrels held strong for a year and a half.”

The Stumbler will officially be released Friday, November 10th, at Backwoods Brew Pub in Carson, WA. It will be available in 22oz hand-waxed bottles, and on draft.

Following the pub release, it will be made available, taphouses, independent bottle shops and specialty markets in both OR and WA. Only 90 cases are going out the door, so get ’em while you can!

About Backwoods Brewing Company – Backwoods is located in the heart of the Columbia Gorge, in the small town of Carson, WA. It was founded by the Waters family in 2012, as a single-barrel brewpub. They now operate on a 20-barrel system in their newer Stevenson facility, kegging, canning and bottling beer for the WA/OR markets. Their focus is on balanced beers, such as the flagship Logyard IPA. Backwoods works with local producers to source their hops, grain and yeast. The brewpub in Carson is open daily, from 11:30 AM – 9 PM, and welcomes all ages.

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