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Marin Flake News Oatmeal RIS to debut at Celebrator Beer News 30th anniversary event

February 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

(Larkspur, CA) – These days, when anyone mentions Russia, it’s almost always a bad thing, but the Marin Brewing Company is out to prove otherwise!

On Thursday, February 8th, Marin Brewing Company (The Brewco) will release Flake News Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout. A first one-off release to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Celebrator Beer News, this Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout is packed with flavors ranging from chocolate, to licorice to coffee to caramel and dried dark fruits. “The oatmeal rounds out the mouthfeel, and it’s 10% alcohol by volume contributes a nice warm finish,” said Arne Johnson, the Brewmaster at Marin Brewing. He added the beer’s name comes from the use of flaked oats used in the brewing process.

Flaked News will be available in 22 oz. bottles and on tap at The Brewco.

With a limited run of only 100 cases, this brew will be first come, first served. Bottles will retail for $8 each, with a case of twelve selling for $90. There will be a one case limit per person, and if you can’t make it, Flaked News will be available at select retailers throughout the Bay Area.

Since 1989 Marin Brewing has been Marin’s original craft brewer. Located in the Marin Country Market, Marin Brewing has been pouring and serving award-winning craft beer and food in a family-friendly atmosphere. Over the years Marin Brewing has won more than 100 medals including 30 at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival, making Marin Brewing the go-to place for watching the big game, for gathering the family, and for enjoying great weather on its legendary patio.

To learn more about Marin Brewing Company’s award-winning family of beers and our acclaimed food selection, visit their website. You can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date with all our latest news and events.

Collaboration Fest hits record number of over 150 participating breweries

February 5, 2018 - 9:19pm

[Colorado Guild Brew credit Dustin Hall with The Brewtography Project]

Denver, CO – More than 150 breweries will showcase their one-of-a-kind creations at Denver’s Fifth Annual Collaboration Fest. This world class festival takes place on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Denver (650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202).

Collaboration Fest is the original craft beer collaboration festival where brewers let their imaginations run wild. Breweries choose who they want to brew with and what style of beer they want to make; the final product is truly a unique brew that will most likely be available at the festival only.

“Brewery collaborations are a much needed and important piece of the craft brewing industry because it allows brewers to step out of their comfort zone to try something different,” said Tobias Krause of Two Parts. “It’s a chance for brewers to evoke the creative side of brewing, which will only draw attention to all parties involved for nothing but the benefit of the beer being created.”

Collaboration Beer Fest 2018 will feature collaborations from the following breweries:

300 Suns Brewing and Gemini Beer Co.
Alpine Dog Brewing Co. and Copper Kettle Brewing Co.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and Redstone Meadery
Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales and Jing-A Brewing Co.
Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales and Speciation Artisan Ales
Black Shirt Brewing Co. and Elevation Beer Co.
Bonfire Brewing and Invasive Species Brewing
Boulder Beer Co. and Bristol Brewing Co.
Bruz Beers and Briar Common Brewery + Eatery
Call to Arms Brewing Co., Comrade Brewing Co. and Upslope Brewing Co.
Cannonball Creek Brewing Company and Melvin Brewing Co.
Carver Brewing Co. and Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co.
CB & Potts – Fort Collins, Equinox Brewing, and CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing
Cerberus Brewing Co., Fossil Craft Beer Co. and Goat Patch Brewing Co.
Chain Reaction Brewing Co. and Platt Park Brewing Co.
Guild Collaboration: Colorado Brewers Guild, Crooked Stave Artisan Project, Ohio Brewers Guild, Iowa Brewers Guild, New York Brewers Guild, Kentucky Guild of Brewers, Arizona Brewers Guild, Indiana Brewers Guild, Texas Brewers Guild, Oregon Brewers Guild, North Carolina Brewers Guild, and Brewers Association
Colorado Plus Brewpub and 3 Freaks Brewery
Comrade Brewing Co. and Breakside Brewery
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Maui Brewing Co.
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Omnipollo
Crystal Springs Brewing Co. and Something Brewery
Declaration Brewing Co., Platt Park Brewing Co., Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales, Chain Reaction Brewing Co., Alternation Brewing Co. and Fermaentra
Declaration Brewing Co. and Launch Pad Brewery
Diebolt Brewing Co. and Invictus Brewing Co.
Summit County Collaboration: Dillon DAM Brewing and Angry James Brewing Co., Broken Compass Brewing, The Bakers’ Brewery, Pug Ryan’s Brewery, Outer Range Brewing Co. and Breckenridge Distillery
Downhill Brewing Co. and Rockyard Brewing Co.
Eddyline Brewery and High Alpine Brewing Co.
El Rancho Brewing Co. and BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Boulder
Epic Brewing Co. and Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Epic Brewing Co. and Odell Brewing Co.
FATE Brewing Co. and Ladyface Ale Companie
FATE Brewing Co. and Vail Brewing Co.
Fermaentra and River Rat Brewery
Fiction Beer Co. and Strange Craft Beer Co.
Funkwerks and New Image Brewing Co.
Great Divide Brewing Co. and 4 Noses Brewing Co.
Great Divide Brewing Co. and Huss Brewing Co.
Grist Brewing Co. and Koala San Brew
Grossen Bart Brewery and Two Brothers Brewing
Golden Collaboration: Holidaily Brewing Co., Mountain Toad Brewing, Golden City Brewery and Barrels & Bottles Brewery, Cannonball Creek Brewing Co., and New Terrain Brewing Co.
Horse & Dragon Brewing Co. and Black Bottle Brewery
Horse & Dragon Brewing Co. and Ancestry Brewing
Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project and 105 West Brewing Company
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery and CO-Brew
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery and Überbrew
Joyride Brewing Co. and Little Machine Beer
Joyride Brewing Co. and Snowy Mountain Brewery
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. and The Lost Abbey
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. and Wiley Roots Brewing Co.
Little Machine Beer and Mason Ale Works
Living the Dream Brewing and Big Grove Brewery
Living the Dream Brewing and Hideaway Park Brewery
Locavore Beer Works and 38th State Brewing Co.
Lone Tree Brewing Co. and Cannonball Creek Brewing Co.
Lone Tree Brewing Co. and Sycamore Brewing Co.
Lost Highway Brewing and Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Mockery Brewing and Adroit Theory Brewing Co.
Mockery Brewing and Baere Brewing Co.
Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub and Caution Brewing Co.
New Belgium Brewing and Blackberry Farm Brewery
New Image Brewing and Dancing Gnome Brewery
New Image Brewing and Molly’s Spirits
Odd13 Brewing and River North Brewery
Odell Brewing Co. and Austin Beerworks
Odyssey Beerwerks and Banded Oak Brewing
Oskar Blues Brewery and Cigar City Brewing
Our Mutual Friend Brewing and Fort George Brewery + Public House
Our Mutual Friend Brewing and TRVE Brewing Co.
Peak to Peak Tap & Brew and The Brew on Broadway (BoB)
Periodic Brewing and Mother Trucker Brewery
Prost Brewing Co. and Goodcity Brewing Co.
Ratio Beerworks and Ska Brewing Co.
Renegade Brewing Co. and La Brasseie du Baril
Resolute Brewing Co. and Resolution Brewing Co.
Resolute Brewing Co. and Spice Trade Brewing
Sanitas Brewing Co. and The Bakers’ Brewery
Schmaltz Brewing Company and Renegade Brewing Company
Seedstock Brewery and Diebolt Brewing Co.
Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. and Station 26 Brewing Co.
Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. and Stillwater Artisanal
Spangalang Brewery and Eppig Brewing
Steamworks Brewing Co. and Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Strange Craft Beer Co. and Freetail Brewing Co.
Strange Craft Beer Co. and Metro State University Brewing Program
Telluride Brewing Co. and Marble Brewery
The Post Brewing Co. and Burns Family Artisan Ales
Tivoli Brewing Co., Schoenramer Brewery and Atwater Brewing
Upslope Brewing Co. and Santa Fe Brewing Co.
Vail Brewing Co. and Lone Pine Brewing Co.
Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project and Grossen Bart Brewery
Lakewood Collaboration: WestFax Brewing Co., Landlocked Ales and Green Mountain Beer Co., Caution Brewing Co., Great Frontier Brewing Co, Ironworks Brewery
Wibby Brewing and August Schell Brewing Co.
Wibby Brewing and Media
Wibby Brewing and Station 26 Brewing Co.
Wild Woods Brewery and Very Nice Brewing Co.
Wonderland Brewing Co. and Gordon Biersch
Woods Boss Brewing Co. and Goldspot Brewing Co.
Tommyknocker 10,000th Collab: Woods Boss Brewing Co., Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub, Golden City Brewery, Lariat Lodge, Westfax, Lefthand Brewing Co., Broken Compass and Elevation Beer Co.
Wynkoop Brewing Co. and White Labs
Zuni St. Brewing Co. and Bonfire Brewing

“Besides obviously the beer, the story behind the collaborations are very unique,” said Steve Kurowski of the Colorado Brewers Guild. “We’ve got brewers such as Baere and Mockery that have been teaming up since we launched this festival who will be releasing their fifth edition at the fest, and we’ve got brewers that have been long time friends who just want to get together and make an incredible beer.”

General admission tickets start at $65 and includes unlimited tastings throughout the event and a commemorative glass. Connoisseur tickets are $85 and include early access, a food voucher, t-shirt, unlimited tastings throughout the event and a commemorative glass. To purchase tickets or for more information visit

Video: A video recap of last year’s festival can be found here:

About Collaboration Fest:
Collaboration Fest is the original craft beer collaboration festival that showcases the collaborative nature of the craft beer industry. Created by Two Parts and the Colorado Brewers Guild in 2014, Collaboration Fest pairs Colorado Brewers Guild members with breweries near and far to create unique, one-time-only beers for the public to enjoy. The Colorado Brewers Guild is a non-profit trade association representing Colorado craft breweries and brewpubs, and is dedicated to the improvement of business conditions and is an advocate for its members. Two Parts is a Denver-based event production and promotions company that coordinates with the best restaurants, bars, music venues, and other fine establishments to create craft experiences. More information can be found at

Roadhouse Brewing Co., Bridger Brewing collaborate on Mountain Jam Vol. 1 Hazy IPA

February 5, 2018 - 7:41pm

(Bozeman, MT) – Jackson Hole’s Roadhouse Brewing Co. Hosts Beer & Music Events in Bozeman, Montana

Celebrations include tap takeovers, live performances and collaboration with Bridger Brewing

WHAT: Jackson Hole’s acclaimed Roadhouse Brewing Co. celebrates its recently expanded distribution into Montana with an open mic night, a collaborative release with Bozeman’s Bridger Brewing, tap takeovers and a live performance at The Filling Station featuring performers The Dusty Pockets and Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons in partnership with ChickenJam West Productions. Taking advantage of Bozeman’s proximity to its headquarters in Jackson Hole, Roadhouse Brewing Co. is eager to attract local Montana fans by connecting through its love of music, food, good beer and the great outdoors.


Wednesday, February 21

(6:00pm – 8:00pm) – Collaboration Release Party with Bozeman bluegrass band The Fresh Boys at Bridger Brewing (; 1609 S 11th Ave, Bozeman, MT)

· Roadhouse Brewing Co. partners with local favorite Bridger Brewing on Mountain Jam Vol. 1, a limited-release hazy IPA made with Mosaic Hash, Mandarina Bavaria Hop Hash, and Vic Secret Hops.

Says Roadhouse co-founder/brewmaster Colby Cox, “The Bridger and Roadhouse teams have a similar dedication to the craft when brewing new recipes. We brought our creative heads together to experiment with new flavor profiles and hops and the outcome is a juicy explosion of tropical fruits and citrus.”

(9:00pm – 1:00am) – Open Mic Night at Haufbrau House (22 S 8th Ave, Bozeman, MT)

· Sample Roadhouse Brewing Co.’s top brews during a tap takeover while enjoying live music on Haufbrau’s intimate stage.

Friday, February 23 – Live Performances at The Filling Station featuring local Bozeman band The Dusty Pockets followed by local Jackson band Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons (Doors 8:00pm, Music 8:30pm| 21+; 2005 N Rouse Ave, Bozeman, MT)

· Roadhouse Brewing Co. tap takeover showcasing signature offerings

· Tickets at Cactus Records;

“We’re thrilled to offer our beer throughout Montana and in particular, Bozeman, where the fervor for craft beer seems to match our own. We hope the community will join us in kicking off our arrival and for a taste of our awesome collaboration with Bridger,” says Roadhouse co-founder Gavin Fine.


About Roadhouse Brewing Co. (Jackson Hole, WY;

Drawing inspiration from ancient Belgian brewing techniques as well as forward- thinking American styles, Roadhouse Brewing Co. is the brainchild of award-winning home-brewer and entrepreneur Colby Cox and locally renowned chef/restaurateur Gavin Fine of Jackson Hole’s Fine Dining Restaurant Group, uniting their passion for music, food, and good beer, all while encapsulating their ‘Live Deep’ mantra and passion for the outdoors. Jackson Hole’s local on-tap favorite, Roadhouse has recently announced the bottling and distribution of beers beyond its roots, offering the first chance fans can enjoy its beer outside of Jackson with newly expanded distribution (on & off-premise) into Wyoming state-wide, Montana and Idaho, with additional markets outside the Rocky Mountains slated for 2018. Roadhouse Brewing Company is also slated to open a new brewpub facility, dubbed Roadhouse Pub & Eatery, on Jackson Hole’s prominent Town Square in Summer 2018.

About Bridger Brewing (Bozeman, MT;
Bridger Brewing was founded by home-brewer David Breck, who fell in love with the craft beer revolution more than 20 years ago. His career has taken him from the Pacific Northwest to Alaska and eventually on to Bozeman, MT where he decided to make opening a craft brewery his priority. Alongside his partners David Sigler and Jim Eberhard, Bridger Brewing came to life in March 2013 in the heart of the Bozeman community. Since then, the brewery has prided themselves in producing hand-crafted ales, artisan pizzas and inspiring creativity, friendship and community. Above all, Bridger Brewing represents a strong tie to and admiration for the land it is named after. Here in Montana, Breck says, “we climb the iciest peaks, swim the swiftest rivers, con the most elusive trout, still hunt, gather or grow many of our meals, laugh easy, cry some and perhaps most of all, relish and appreciate this miraculous spot on the globe we call home.”

Women in Brewing 2018 collab brings “Murder She Oat” Throwback IPA to Arizona Beer Week

February 5, 2018 - 6:49pm

Phoenix, AZ – Dozens of women involved in the Arizona craft beer industry came together earlier this month at Lumberyard Brewing Co. in Flagstaff to celebrate the movement of women in industry and to brew a beer for charity.

Cleverly named “Murder She Oat,” the creamy brew is dubbed a “throwback oatmeal IPA,” and has a velvety mouth feel combined with a heady blend of Simcoe, Mosaic, Centennial and Melon Hops.

Based off the popular television series “Murder, She Wrote,” the beer is a celebration of persistent and intelligent women, much like those who created it. The highly anticipated release of the brew will take place at 3 p.m. at Bitters Bar & Food in Scottsdale on February 8 and will be carried at various taprooms across the state in celebration of Arizona Beer Week.

Proceeds from the beer’s sales will be donated toward several nonprofits benefitting women’s safety programs throughout the state, including the Northland Family Help Center in Flagstaff, the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter (PAWS), the Sojourner Center in Phoenix and Wings for Women in Tucson.

“We not only believe in supporting each other to bring our industry to the forefront in Arizona, but in a business that is mostly operated by men, it’s paramount that the breweries associated with the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild continue the conversation of women supporting women,” said Kelly Hanseth, marketing manager at Lumberyard Brewing Co. and organizer of this year’s event. “The beer community as a whole in Arizona has always been highly supportive of each other, but it’s valuable for us, as females, to come together to celebrate our achievements and collaborate to make a difference for other women in our state. I’m excited to see the community rally for a good cause and to see the response to our latest creation, compliments of the strong, talented women in our industry.”

Some of the additional breweries involved in the creation of “Murder She Oat” include, but are not limited to: Beaver Street Brewery in Flagstaff, Pedal Haus Brewery in Scottsdale, The Perch Brewery in Chandler and Barrio Brewing Co. in Tucson. In addition to Lumberyard Brewing Co. and Bitters Bar & Food, the special brew will be available at dozens of Arizona breweries, including O.H.S.O. and The Shop Beer Co. until the last pint is sold. Beer fanatics can also sample “Murder She Oat” at the Arizona Strong Beer Festival on February 10 at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix.

About the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild

The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild was established in 1998 and represents nearly 100 breweries, breweries in the planning stages, craft beer bars, partners and distributors across the state of Arizona. The Guild promotes the craft brewing industry in Arizona by providing educational opportunities to brewers, distributors and consumers and promotes quality craft beers and the responsible consumption of those products. Visit for more information.

Crispin Rosé introduced to year-round lineup in six-packs, draft to come in March

February 5, 2018 - 5:35pm

Crispin Rosé Brings Rosé All Year to Wine and Cider Lovers Alike with Shareable Six-Pack Bottles

(Chicago, IL) – Crispin Cider Co., known for its portfolio of ciders made with fresh-pressed apples and pears, has declared that in 2018, the popular phrase “rosé all day” becomes “rosé all year” with the introduction of its latest offering, Crispin Rosé. Crafted with real rose petals, hibiscus, and an elegant blend of fresh-pressed juices made from hand-picked apples and pears from the Pacific Northwest, Crispin Rosé is available nationwide in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles. Beginning in March, Crispin Rosé will also be offered on tap at select locations.

Crispin Rosé is crisp with a dry finish, featuring a dusty rose color and a light floral aroma of rosé wine. Combining the refreshment and crispness of a cider with the beauty of rosé, Crispin Rosé is an easy to drink option for both wine and cider lovers alike. In addition, Crispin Rosé comes in beautifully designed, modern packaging, serving as the perfect option to bring along to social occasions like brunch or nights in with friends.

“We have a big opportunity with Crispin Rosé with female drinkers. We’ve been listening to and following them for a while, so we’re excited to finally bring female drinkers a rosé cider with quality ingredients that only Crispin can provide,” said Ashley Selman, vice president of brand marketing. “Rosé is a popular and ever-growing drink, and we’ve definitely seen our existing Crispin fans react positively to our new Rosé.”

To celebrate the launch of Crispin Rosé, the company will host a kick-off event Saturday, February 24, in New York City, bringing a rare summertime moment to an otherwise wintry day. Hosted at a popular Manhattan rooftop bar with heated domes, the event will feature Crispin Rosé, brunch bites, music and more. In addition to the launch, Crispin Rosé will be supported with a national campaign, including traditional and digital media efforts, in-store sampling events and public relations.

Drinkers are encouraged to share how they #RoséAllYear by following @CrispinCider on Instagram. For more information and to find Crispin Rosé and other brands within the Crispin Cider portfolio near you, please visit

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, at or on Twitter at @MillerCoors.

City Lights Brewing Company launches distribution in Minnesota, Illinois

February 5, 2018 - 4:23pm

(Milwaukee, WI) – On the day of their one-year anniversary, City Lights Brewing Company announced the upcoming launch of City Lights beers in both the Minnesota and Illinois markets, the planned addition of new fermenting tanks to double annual production capacity and the addition of Coconut Porter and Mosaic Pale Ale to its “signature series” of packaged craft beers.

City Lights Board of Directors Chairman Bob Mikulay stated, “We are both proud and humble that people have so positively embraced our beers, our culture and our brand. Our team is passionate and laser-focused to provide quality, balanced and delicious craft beers.”

Robin Gohsman, President of City Lights Brewing Company, added, “As we expand beyond the friendly confines of Wisconsin, the quality of the beer is of paramount importance. Our distributor network in both Minnesota and Illinois have recognized the quality of the beers that our brewing team zealously obsesses over. Our tag-line ‘The Heart of Milwaukee. The Soul of Craft’ captures the heritage of Milwaukee’s beer legacy and marries it with today’s craft-centric culture.”

City Lights Brewing Company is delighted to report its role in reinstating the United States Brewers’ Academy (USBA.) Founded in 1892 by Anton Schwarz in Mt. Vernon New York, the USBA was a pioneer of modern brewing science in America. City Lights’ Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. David Ryder, will continue the Academy’s legacy with a with a curriculum focused on beer and brewing related educational programming for both industry professionals and consumers. The Academy will be headquartered within the City Lights campus.

About City Lights Brewing Company: Opened in February of 2017 in two iconic buildings used by the Milwaukee Gas Company to light the city lights of Milwaukee in the early 1900s, City Lights Brewing Company transitioned the facilities into a state-of-the-art brewery and features 14 different varieties of craft beer, including its wildly popular Coconut Porter.

Moylan’s Haze Craze IPA cans to be released on February 9th

February 5, 2018 - 3:40pm

(Novato, CA) – If you’re hoppy and you know it, Moylan’s Brewing in Novato, CA is the place to be this week. Moylan’s Brewmaster Derek Smith has announced the return of two of his most popular IPAs, Hop Craic XXXXIPA and Haze Craze IPA, the addition of the two new beers means Moylan’s will be pouring a total of five IPAs in the coming days!

Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXXIPA is quadruple Imperial IPA landing at a whopping 10.6% ABV and 120 IBUs. Smith said it contains “An over the top nose of mango, pineapple, papaya, and undertones of pine, but just enough malt sweetness to counter the avalanche of new school hops.”

Hop Craic will be available at Moylan’s for just $10 a bottle, $100 for a case and 64 ounces growler refills will go for a mere $30.

Smith’s Haze Craze, an unfiltered Northeastern-style IPA, arrives Friday, February 9th.

Smith said it’s made with a decent amount of flaked oats and newer hop varietals with pungent aromas of citrus and tropical fruits.

Friday will also be your first chance to grab a four pack of Haze Craze IPA in cans. The cans will be 16-ounce tall boys with a slick new paper label. If you’re headed north this Friday morning, Moylan’s suggests you stop by when the doors open at 11:30 AM and be one of the first to grab a few.

Also on tap will be this week:


This IPA is extremely full-bodied and rich with a spicy hop finish. It includes two hop varieties in the dry hopping to provide an enticing floral bouquet, with notes of resin and herbs.


An Imperial IPA described as fat and resiny, with aggressive and excessive hops and an enormous malt backbone. Double malt, double hops!

HOPSICKLE TRIPLE IPA | ABV 9.2% · 1.094 OG · 120 IBU’s

A blast of fresh Amarillo, Palisades, Simcoe, and CTZ Hops as they stimulate the taste buds in a truly Imperial Fashion.

About Moylan’s Brewery

Founded in 1995, Moylan’s Brewing Company is a craft brewery and restaurant located in Novato, California. Moylan’s has won global recognition for its outstanding artisan beers, the winner of more than 100 gold medals, including multiple medals from The Great American Beer Festival, The California State Fair, and The World Beer Cup. Moylan’s distributes beer to more than twenty-five states and carries 22 oz bottles, growlers, and kegs.

To learn more about Moylan’s award-winning family of beers and our passion for outstanding craft brewing, visit our website. To stay up to date with the latest happenings at Moylan’s follow us on Twitter, and Like us on Facebook.

Night Shift Brewing partners with Isle Brewers Guild to support production, demand needs

February 5, 2018 - 2:18pm

(Everett, MA) – In order to meet market demand, Night Shift Brewing has partnered with Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The need to seek resources outside of Night Shift’s original Everett facility became apparent when existing space was officially maximized in early 2017. The company’s leadership has described this new partnership as a “sustainable way to test growth” while they evaluate future opportunities to expand capacity.

For Night Shift’s Head Brewer Joe Mashburn, Isle Brewers Guild (IBG) represents an opportunity to grow and learn in a tried-and-true environment. “IBG is already producing great beers with their other brewing partners, so it was an easy decision to partner with them. They share our passion for quality and consistency, and are committed to helping us produce Night Shift beers at their top-notch facility.”

Night Shift Brewing joins a client list that already includes two members of the Night Shift Distributing portfolio, Great North Aleworks of Portsmouth, NH, and Devil’s Purse Brewing Company of South Dennis, MA. Products produced at the Pawtucket facility will not only be available in Night Shift’s current markets – Massachusetts, Maine, and New York – but also at The Guild in cans and on draft. This will mark the first time Night Shift Brewing’s beer can be purchased in the state of Rhode Island.

“As Night Shift Brewing continues its great growth and popularity, Isle Brewers Guild is excited to partner and help support their production needs,” said Jeremy Duffy, Co-Founder and Partner at Isle Brewers Guild. “The brewers are already working with the Night Shift team, and are excited about the world-class beers that are about to be produced.”

The Night Shift Brewing production team will continue to be extremely hands-on with all recipes and processes, traveling to Rhode Island for brew days, and performing extensive quality control testing on all products entering the market. The first products from this partnership will be hitting shelves and draft lines in February 2018!

Night Shift Brewing was founded in 2012 by a trio of friends with a shared passion for homebrewing. Through culinary inspiration and determined innovation, we aim to create memorable beers that offer a wide array of unique, complex flavors.

Learn more at

Isle Brewers Guild (IBG) is a craft beer cooperative that provides production support for craft brewers facing manufacturing, packaging and distribution restraints. IBG gives partner brewers the facility and equipment to maintain control of their brewing and packaging processes in a cooperative, highly efficient enterprise.

IBG’s brewing, packaging and distribution operations take place on a 131,000-square-foot brewing campus located at 461 Main Street in Pawtucket, R.I., which will include a 100 BBL brewhouse, a canning and kegging facility, a taproom, indoor and outdoor event space, and corporate offices.

Learn more at

New Belgium Tartastic Fruit Beer Series kicks off with Raspberry Lime Ale

February 5, 2018 - 1:28pm

Rotating beers offer slightly tart, fruit-forward flavors in sessionable format

(Fort Collins, CO) – New Belgium Brewing is launching a new kettle-soured series of fruit-forward beers in 2018, riffing on the Belgian tradition of adding fruit to create crisp, slightly tart and refreshing flavor profiles. Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale is New Belgium’s first release of the series, marking the transition of Tartastic from one year-round offering, Lemon Ginger Sour, to a rotating stable of sessionable fruit beers.

Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale pours a light raspberry hue with welcoming aromas of raspberry, strawberry and cherry, followed by lemon and lime. Beers in the Tartastic Fruit Series are New Belgium’s take on shandies and radlers, according to Ross Koenigs, Brewer at New Belgium.

“We found most of the current competitive offerings to be overly sweet, almost artificial in flavor,” Ross said. “Our goal here is to let the fruits’ natural sweetness shine through while being complimented and enhanced by blending with a kettle sour. The crew in the brewhouse is pumped to have a new platform to explore all that fruit can bring to the beer table.”

The new Tartastic Fruit Series taps into New Belgium’s decades of brewing knowledge from working with fruit, a tradition true to the brewery’s Belgian roots. Each beer in the Tartastic series is a blend of two beers – one that is traditionally fermented and one that undergoes a lactobacillus fermentation that creates a subtle tartness. By blending the two brews, the tartness is deemphasized and the result is a very refreshing and sessionable beer packed with fruit flavors and aromas.

The Tartastic fruit series will feature other new flavors rotating throughout the year, including the return of fan-favorite Lemon Ginger Sour. Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale is available now in 12 oz. bottles as well as draft.

Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale

Malts: Pale and White Wheat
Hops: Nugget
Yeast: Ale

ABV: 4.2%
IBU: 8

For more information about New Belgium or any of its beers, visit

About New Belgium Brewing

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

Fifty West Brewing cans just launched

February 5, 2018 - 1:11pm

(Cincinnati, OH) – Fifty West Brewing Company is proud to announce the release of their craft beer cans in the Greater Cincinnati area. Patrons can look forward to purchasing their three core beers Coast to Coast IPA, American Lager, and Doom Pedal White Ale at restaurants, bars, and retail locations throughout the city.

Managing Partner, Bobby Slattery, has cultivated the Fifty West brand for 5 years, and couldn’t be more thrilled to release cans to his hometown. He said, “It’s been a long road arriving at this can launch. I felt strongly that staying away from cans in the early years of the business, granted us a learning curve to be adventurous and gain experience without massive consequences. We’ve spent time perfecting our brewing techniques and flavor profiles, while steadily growing our draft presence and our brand throughout the city. Our four core values of craftsmanship, tradition, innovation, and especially patience played key roles, as we wanted to ensure we got everything right, including the look of the cans, so that consumers can feel confident in our taste and quality, amidst countless choices on shelves. We’re ready to meet our mounting retail demand, and I couldn’t be more proud of our team as our journey continues.”

Production Manager, Scott LaFolette, focused heavily on quality control on the road towards canning. He said, “We made a large capital investment in equipment for our craft beer laboratory. Each of our core canned beers went through countless tests and tweaks until we arrived at exactly how we wanted each of them to taste. We hope Greater Cincy enjoys these beers as much as we do, and we look forward to working with our distribution partner Stagnaro Distributing to ensure our cans hit as many shelves as possible.”

Retailers are looking forward to Fifty West becoming more ubiquitous throughout the city. Denton Davis, Adult Beverage/DSD Category Manager for Kroger, is excited to see Fifty West cans in stores for the first time. He said, “Kroger has been waiting rive years for Fifty West beer to be available on shelves. I look forward to seeing their beautifully designed cans and quality craft beer in our Kroger beer aisles. I’m sure most people will agree, the wait was worth it.”

The entire month of February will include can sampling events throughout the city with chain & independent retailers, check your local shop for their events schedule to interact with the Fifty West Crew and sample the new wares.

This can launch is only the beginning, with many more craft beer varieties planned for launch in the future. Look to summer 2018 for the launch of Punch You in the EyePA to coincide with Fifty West’s annual Punch-Out event, and stay tuned for further releases.

About Fifty West Brewing Company
Located on US Route 50 heading west into the city of Cincinnati, Fifty West Brewing Company first opened its doors in November of 2012. Since then, Fifty West has strived to create communities through shared experience, memory, and award-winning beer. Join us for the ride.

New York City Beer Week returns for 10th year February 23rd – March 4th, 2018

February 4, 2018 - 2:14pm

Opening Bash Invitational, February 24th
–60 Participating Breweries, 150 Citywide Events at 100 Beer Destinations—

(New York, NY) – The New York City Brewers Guild (NYCBG) is back at it and ready to celebrate the incredible growth of New York City’s craft beer industry with its Opening Bash Invitational 2018 on the February 24th for the “Tenth Annual New York City Beer Week.”

New York City Beer Week 2018 brings together 30 of NYC’s premiere Guild craft breweries, along with nationally and internationally renowned breweries, over 150 events at 100 different NYC beer destinations, celebrity chefs, and acclaimed restaurants for 10 days of craft beer madness. The 10th Annual NYC Beer Week runs from Friday February 23 – Sunday, March 4th. Events will take place within all five boroughs.

For up-to-date information, please visit

“We’re looking forward to a phenomenal 2018 New York City Beer Week,” says Dave Lopez (Board Member, New York City Brewers Guild and CoFounder, Gun Hill Brewing Co.). “With over 60 breweries participating -30+ city-based brewers and 30 guest brewers from around the country joining in, this promises to be one for the history books.” “The Opening Bash Invitational sold out very quickly last year,” he adds, “Be sure to buy your tickets early!”

The mission of the New York City Brewers Guild is to advocate for and promote awareness of its local brewing members; to increase the visibility of local beers through innovative events, programming, and consumer education; and to foster a healthy, ethical, and growth-focused craft beer industry throughout the city. The New York City Brewers Guild is a 501[c]6 non-profit founded to advance New York City’s brewing industry. New York City Beer Week 2018 continues a beloved citywide celebration of the breadth of exceptional craft beers from around the region and around the world.

Events include the NYC Beer Week Invitational on at the Brooklyn Expo Center on February 24th; The Annual Fermentation Festival (pairing fermented foods with beer), Beer Trolley Tours, and the return of the Rupperts Cup Awards Gala with special awards for SMaSH (State Malt and State Hop) brews, venue, event and bartender. And for the first time during beer week, the NYC Brewer’s Guild is brewing a collaboration beer at Finback. This beer will be canned and sold as part of the VIP ticket package.

NYC Brewers Guild breweries include Big Alice Brewing Company, Braven Brewing Company, Bridge and Tunnel Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Coney Island Brewery, Fifth Hammer Brewing Co., Finback
Five Boroughs Brewing Co., Gun Hill Brewing Co., Heartland Brewery, ICONYC Brewing Company, Interboro, Keg & Lantern Brewing Company, KelSo Beer Company, Kills Boro Brewing Company, Kings County Brewers Collective, LIC Beer Project, Lineup Brewing, Other Half Brewing Co., Randolph Beer, Rockaway Brewing Company, SingleCut Beersmiths, Sixpoint, Strong Rope Brewery, The Flagship Brewing Company, Threes Brewing, Transmitter, Wartega

Guest Breweries include: Alvarado Street Brewery (CA), Aslin Beer Co (VA), Barrier Brewing (NY), Burial Beer Co (NC), Casa Agria Ales (CA), Civil Society Brewing (FL), Destination Unknown Beer Company (NY), Equilibrium Brewery (NY), Frost Beer Works (VT), Graft Cider (NY), Hoof Hearted Brewing (OH), J Wakefield Brewing (FL), Magnify Brewing Company (NJ), Monday Night Brewing (GA), Monkish Brewing Co (CA), Mumford Brewing (CA), Noble Ale Works (CA), Prison City Pub and Brewery (NY), Proclamation Ale Company (RI),Pure Project Brewing (CA), RaR Brewing (MD), Rushing Duck Brewing Company (NY), Sand City Brewing Co (NY), Sole Artisan Ales (PA), The Answer Brewpub (VA), The Veil Brewing Co (VA), Trillium Brewing Co (MA) Trve Brewing Co (CO), Westkill Brewing (NY)

For more information: Instagram/Twitter: @nycbrewers

Cider Rite of Spring 5th annual event celebrates blossoming NW cider industry

February 4, 2018 - 12:44pm

(Portland, OR) – A celebration of the blossoming Northwest cider industry, the 5th annual Cider Rite of Spring will take place on Saturday, March 10, from 1pm to 6pm at the Left Bank Annex, located at 101 N Weidler St. The event features more than 100 ciders served by 35 different cidermakers and cidery representatives from the Pacific Northwest.

“Much like the cider industry itself, this event has grown exponentially over the past five years,” explained Emily Ritchie, executive director of the Northwest Cider Assn. “We are excited to be moving to a much larger venue this year, with two levels and a VIP Lounge; this will allow attendees to enjoy their ciders with a bit of elbow room!”

Cider Rite of Spring showcases ciders that are either made for the event, aren’t available locally, or are limited run. The event provides attendees the chance to taste ciders they wouldn’t normally be able to access. This year’s participating cidermakers include 12 Bridge Ciderworks, 1859 Cider Co., 2 Towns Ciderhouse, 7Bev Corp., Alter Ego Cider, Bad Granny, Bandon Rain, Bauman’s Cider, Dragon’s Head Cider, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Locust Cider, McMenamins Edgefield, Moulton Falls Winery, New West Cider, Oregon Mead & Cider Co., Pear UP, Portland Cider Co., Red Tank Cider Co., Reveille Ciderworks, Runcible Cider Co., Seattle Cider Co., Spire Mountain Ciders/Fish Brewing, Square Mile Cider, Steelhead Cider, Stone Circle Cider, Tumalo CIder Co., Whole Foods Market, and Woodbox Cider. Each cidermaker brings two to three ciders apiece.

General admission tickets purchased now through Feb. 28 cost $25, which includes a commemorative tasting glass and eight drink tickets; beginning March 1, GA ticket prices go up to $30. VIP tickets cost $50 and include a commemorative tasting glass, 12 drink tickets, one hour early admission (12pm to 1pm), specialty VIP only ciders, snacks, and access to the exclusive VIP Lounge presented by Square Mile Cider; VIP tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available now at (

Most ciders cost one ticket per three-ounce taste, although some may cost more. Additional tasting tickets are available onsite for $1 apiece. Two food carts will be selling food, and a pop-up retail store will allow attendees to buy bottles and cans of their favorite ciders to take home. The event is for ages 21 and up.

Cider Rite of Spring 2018 is presented by the Northwest Cider Assn., and also serves as a fundraiser for the organization, which aims to bring cideries and cider lovers together to share knowledge, experience, and live the Northwest cider culture. The event is sponsored by Square Mile Cider. For more information, visit and follow @ciderriteofspring on social media, using hashtag #ciderriteofspring.

About Northwest Cider Association
Founded in 2010, the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) brings cideries and cider lovers together to learn, experience and enjoy the Northwest cider culture. Representing more than 80 commercial cidermakers from throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, the group is dedicated to supporting, promoting and growing its thriving industry. NWCA hosts cider-themed events, including Cider Rite of Spring, Summer Cider Day, and Cider Weeks in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. For more information, visit, or follow @nwcider on social media.

Nine Pin Cider to host fourth annual Gathering of the Farm Cideries on Feb. 17

February 4, 2018 - 11:56am

[Nine Pin Gathering of the Farm Cideries – credit Joe Klockowski Nine Pin]

Downtown Albany cidery will host 17 of New York’s premier farm cideries

(Albany, NY) – Nine Pin Ciderworks, New York’s first farm cidery, will host the fourth annual Gathering of the Farm Cideries on Saturday, Feb. 17 at its cidery in Albany’s warehouse district.

“We’re proud to continue this ongoing tradition of gathering New York’s farm cideries for an exciting, educational, tasting and market cider experience that can only be found in our great State,” said Alejandro del Peral, co-founder and cider maker.

This event – broken into two sessions beginning at 12 noon and 4 p.m., respectively – will be the largest gathering of New York licensed farm cideries that the Empire State has ever seen. Nine Pin will play host to 16 other New York’s farm cideries including:

+ Nine Pin Ciderworks (Albany, NY)

+ Abandoned Cider (Parksville, NY)

+ Awestruck Cider (Sydney, NY)

+ Bad Seed Cider Company (Highland, NY)

+ Blue Toad Hard Cider (Rochester, NY)

+ Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn, NY)

+ Descendant Cider Co. (Queens, NY)

+ Embark Craft Ciderworks (Williamson, NY)

+ Graft Cider (Newburgh, NY)

+ Little Apple Cidery, Inc. (Hillsdale, NY)

+ New York Cider Company (Ithaca, NY)

+ Rogers’ Cideryard LLC (Rogers Family Orchard) (Johnstown, NY)

+ Saratoga Apple Hard Cider (Schuylerville, NY)

+ St. Lawrence Cider (Kaneb Orchards) (Massena, NY)

+ Sundog Cider (Chatham, NY)

+ The Cidermakers Ltd. (Catskill, NY)

+ Treasury Cider (Fishkill Farms) (Hopewell Junction, NY)

The cideries will provide information about cider making and complimentary samples of their unique ciders. Attendees will also have the opportunity to stock their own cider cellars by purchasing these specialty ciders to go.

General admission tickets can be purchased at A portion of the proceeds will benefit the New York Cider Association.

For more information on the event, tickets, or where to find Nine Pin products, please visit

About Nine Pin Cider Works: Nine Pin Cider Works is New York’s first farm cidery. Founded in 2013 and based in New York’s capital city, Albany, Nine Pin cider products can be found in hundreds of bars, restaurants, and retailers throughout New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Nine Pin produces all ciders, sourced from Capital Region and Hudson Valley apples, in its 17,000 sq. ft. cidery facility and tasting room in Albany’s Warehouse District. Be Revolutionary®, Consider The Apple®, and Drink New York Apples®.

Portland Cider Co. celebrates five years in business, holds public anniversary celebration

February 4, 2018 - 11:41am

(Clackamas, OR) – One of Oregon’s original cidermakers, Portland Cider Co. will celebrate five years in the industry this spring, and the company is celebrating with an anniversary party and two limited release ciders. The party will take place on Saturday, March 3 from 4pm to 10pm at the company’s Clackamas Pub & Cidery, located at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F. The event is open to the public and all ages are welcome.

“When Lynda (Parrish) and I started Portland Cider Co., we had the goal of simply being able to walk away from our day jobs and support our family making cider,” noted Jeff Parrish, co-owner of Portland Cider Co. “We had no idea we’d be where we are today. The support of our fans humbles us and also motivates us to keep making the best cider we can.”

The celebration will feature two limited release ciders in honor of the occasion: Throwback Scrumpy in bottles and Fever Bark Tonic on tap.

Throwback Scrumpy pays homage to the first ciders Parrish made in his guest room closet – even using the same orchard’s apples – that Parrish used when the batches were only five gallons each. With only 120 bottles produced, this hand-bottled release will be exclusively available at the Clackamas Pub, and will likely sell out at the event.

Fever Bark Tonic was the very first one-off batch Parrish ever made, so it made perfect sense to bring it back for the anniversary party. Off-dry, this throwback cider is steeped with juniper berries and cinchona bark. It will be available exclusively on draft, with distribution throughout Oregon and the Vancouver/Seattle Metro areas.

The party will offer cidery tours every half hour from 4pm to 7pm, with free samples of two specialty ciders during the tour. Three cider bars will offer a large variety of ciders on tap, including many pulled out of the cellar just for the event. A special food menu will feature English pub favorites like bangers and pasties to pair with the cider.

Live music will feature the country sounds of Terri Lynn Davis from 5pm to 5:45pm; classic acoustic swing, blues and country on the upright bass and mandolin from house band Big North Duo from 6pm to 7:30pm; and a special chance to hear the Big North Quartet, adding guitar and drums, from 7:30pm to 9pm.

For more information, visit and follow the Facebook event page (

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

Montavilla Brew Works names first bottled beed in memory of late brewer, Ben Flerchinger

February 4, 2018 - 10:54am

Commemorative barrel aged barleywine honors memory of brewer Ben Flerchinger

PORTLAND, OR – Nearly three years since being the first craft brewery to open its doors in the burgeoning Montavilla neighborhood, Montavilla Brew Works is bottling its first beer: Ben’s Barleywine Ale, a barrel-aged and blended barleywine style ale that honors the late Portland brewer, Ben Flerchinger. Montavilla Brew Works is holding a bottle release party on Feb. 6 at 5pm at the brewery, with 16.9 oz bottles and cases available for purchase.

Flerchinger passed away in March 2017, on the same day that Montavilla’s brewers filled four Eastside Distilling bourbon barrels with barleywine ale. Flerchinger was a longtime brewer at Lucky Lab Brewing Co., and responsible for the current inception of the Lucky Lab Barleywine Festival.

“We’re following the model outlined in my original business plan to bottle very special one-off beers initially, to showcase the flexibility of our brewhouse and the creativity of our brewing imagination,” explained Michael Kora, Montavilla Brew Works founder and brewer. “With great support from the Flerchinger family, we’re really excited to be able to honor a friend and monster brewer with our very first bottling. It’s pretty awesome to see it all come together at last.”

Ben’s Barleywine Ale is a blend of two barleywines that were specifically brewed for this bottling. The first barleywine was aged in Eastside Distilling Burnside Bourbon barrels for 10 months and blended with a fresh barleywine in a conditioning tank. Both beers were blended together, epitomizing Montavilla’s modus operandi of brewing very balanced and drinkable beers, even at an ABV of 10 percent. The woodiness and vanilla notes from the bourbon barrel brew pair beautifully with the rich, complex malt profile of the fresh brewed barleywine.

The image on the label, a rendering of Flerchinger’s iconic leather outback hat, was designed by Chuck Lukacs, a Portland-based designer who has been illustrating for the science fiction and fantasy gaming markets for over 20 years. Lukacs’s paintings and prints have won awards and appeared in conventions, galleries and museums internationally.

The commemoration bottle is a full-circle situation for Kora, who was enamored by the uniqueness of the Barleywine Festival after his first visit in 2007.

“The first time I attended the Barleywine Fest, I couldn’t believe the amount of powerhouse beers in one room. I wanted to be a part of that, especially after brewing so many barleywines as a homebrewer,” stated Kora. “After opening Montavilla, we almost immediately brewed a barleywine just so we would have a shot at showcasing our strong ales to a focused, aficionado-based audience the following spring. When Ben gave us the nod to join the 2016 Barleywine Festival at Lucky Lab, I was beyond thrilled. When he started brewing at Gigantic, and finally 54°40’, our friendship grew and he always offered his support to Montavilla. Naturally, we’re stoked to honor his friendship with this special bottling.”

The strong ale is suitable for drinking immediately or cellar aging for years to come. Along with at the brewery, bottles and cases will be available for sale at a number of bottle shops, taprooms and retail outlets in the Portland Metro area starting the first week of February.

About Montavilla Brew Works
Located at 7805 SE Stark Street in the heart of the historic Stark St. business district, Montavilla Brew Works is a 10-barrel capacity brewery and taproom that utilizes high quality brewing ingredients to produce time-honored, yet exciting beer styles. The brewhouse and taproom is situated in a remodeled auto service garage from 1922; the outdoor patio is a neighborhood summertime favorite. Spacious, yet remarkably intimate, the neighborhood haunt is full of lively locals, good conversation and a plethora of fresh-focused German-style lagers and Pacific Northwest-style ales. Learn more at and follow the brewery on Facebook and Instagram @MontavillaBrewWorks

Ratio Beerworks 3 Year Anniversary party and bottle release, plus other February events

February 4, 2018 - 10:08am

(Denver, CO) – February 2018 Events at Ratio Beerworks

Tuesday, February 6 – Ratio Quiz Show: RomComs – 8pm
The Ratio Quiz Show is a bigger, badder, more inappropriate version of trivia, that pits teams of audience members (come sign up your team of up to 5 people). And this month we channel Valentine’s Day with a Rom Com edition of the Ratio Quiz Show

As with our most recent Nicktoons quiz, we’ll be tossing some video clips from the likes of Love Actually, The Wedding Singer, The Notebook, Sweet Home Alabama, 500 Days of Summer, Bridget Jones’s Diary and more on the projector throughout the night. Come sign up around 8, the show kicks off at 8:30 and who knows you might find the Noah to your Allie on the opposing team, just don’t die in each other’s arms while you’re here. HELL YEAH!

Wednesday, February 7 – Ratio Comedy: Fresh AF – 8pm
The Fresh AF Comedy Show brings you Denver’s most talented comedians of color performing a fresh AF night of comedy in the Ratio Beerworks brewhouse. FREE SHOW – 8pm – Hell Yeah!

Friday, February 9 – Ratio 3 Year Anniversary – Ratio Comedy: Whitmer Thomas – 8pm
Ratio’s Anniversary weekend of festivities will kick off on Friday with a night of Ratio Comedy curated by our In-House Comedian Ian Douglas Terry headlined by nationally recognized comedian Whitmer Thomas of Los Angeles’ Power Violence troup. Earlier in the day, as a warm up for Ratio Comedy, Ratio will also host a special Ratio Sessions acoustic performance from Prawn in the taproom at 5:30pm before their show at The Summit Music Hall Moon Room.

Saturday, February 10 – Ratio 3 Year Anniversary: Rum Barrel-Aged One Great City Bottle Release & Tapping – Noon
Its vitality is a direct reflection of the people, their personalities, their past, and their future. Ratio and Denver have deep roots in the echoes of our past. Built upon the wings of innovation and artistic creativity this is a city that provides fuel and is fueled by its people.

This beer in many ways, is our anthem for a new tomorrow, singing the praises of the City of Denver. One Great City is a big, yet balanced beer, imparting bold raisin and dark fruit esters. It pays homage to the old world, while also channeling the new age of brewing through the use of Classic Belgian Abbey Ale yeast, Chinook hops and Caramunich 2, Special W malts in addition to our American 2 Row base malt.

The result is a beautiful elegant quad, that imparts both smooth toffee notes but also packs a punch. Welcome to our One Great City! When the brewery opens at Noon, we’ll have a limited 100 bottle release of One Great City Belgian Quad Aged 12 Months in Rum Barrels for sale in the taproom. And both versions will be available on draft in the Ratio taproom as well.

Saturday, February 10 – Ratio 3 Year Anniversary: Continuous Thunder Double IPA Release – Noon It begins with a resounding opening salvo, but continues to build and reverberate in a cacophonous onslaught of power and might. While most of Ratio’s portfolio focuses on balance and approachability, we purposely built Continuous Thunder to showcase a bold, hop-forward exclamation. This formidable 8.8% Double IPA, was double dry-hopped with Idaho 7 and Mosaic hops, giving way to bright pineapple and tropical fruit notes, as well rich resinous pine aromas. First brewed in celebration of Ratio’s 2nd Anniversary, Continuous Thunder returns in an exclamation of audacity and non-conformity. Sing out loud, arm in arm with me tonight, dressed to the nines, as we love with a legendary fire of Continuous Thunder.

Saturday, February 10 – Ratio 3 Year Anniversary: Broadway Calls, The Gamits, & Scooter James – 8pm
The main attraction of the weekend takes place Saturday night, as Ratio Presents a FREE tripleheader bill, featuring a rare appearance by Oregon punk legends Broadway Calls in their first show since 2016. Additionally Colorado punk legend Scooter James and Denver’s timeless power pop group The Gamits will join Broadway Calls, as co-headliners for this monster free show taking place in the Ratio brewhouse starting at 8pm.

Sunday, February 11 – Ratio 3 Year Anniversary: Hangover Brunch w/ Rosenberg’s Bagels & Denver Vintage Reggae Society – 11am
Sunday morning, Ratio will help attendees ease back into respectability with a pop-up hangover brunch from Rosenberg’s Bagels in the tap room, featuring an assortment of Rosenberg’s bagel, cream cheese and bagel sandwich lineup followed by Sha-Wing Food Truck in the afternoon. Additionally Ratio will have Bloody Mary Beers available for purchase featuring The Real Dill Bloody Mary mix, all accompanied by the soul calming sounds from Denver Vintage Reggae Society.

Wednesday, February 14 – Ratio Comedy: Dirty Laundry Dating Show – 8pm
Tired of Tinder? Bummed out by Bumble? Welcome to the hot new way to find that special someone…the Dirty Laundry Dating Show! Like a modern crazy version of “The Dating Game”, Dirty Laundry is Denver’s only live dating show where contestants compete to go on a date with a special guest dreamboat every month at Ratio Beerworks. The show is going to have lots of laughs, plenty of intrigue, and maybe a little love this Valentine’s Day! Hosted by: Nick Gossert & Kacy Dahl

Tuesday, February 20 – Ratio Quiz Show: Pop-Punk – 8pm
The Ratio Quiz Show is a bigger, badder, more inappropriate version of trivia, that pits teams of audience members (come sign up your team of up to 5 people). And this month Quiz Show returns with a Pop Punk themed quiz.

As with our most recent Archer quiz, we’ll be tossing some music videos featuring Green Day, blink-182, Sum 41, Jimmy Eat World and more on the projector throughout the night. Come sign up around 8, the show kicks off at 8:30 so don’t be late. HELL YEAH! FREE TO ATTEND- COOL PRIZES

Wednesday, February 21 – Ratio Comedy Doom Room – 8pm
The Doom Room is back at Ratio Beerworks for another night of free comedy, where comedians perform with the ominous SCREEN OF DOOM waiting to throw a wrench into their sets. Always fun, always wild, hell yeah. Hosted by RiNo’s brownest and baddest: Andrew Bueno.

Tuesday, February 27 – Vinyl Night – 7-10pm
Dust off those vinyl record covers and join Ratio Beerworks for our monthly vinyl night. You be the DJ! Bring in your records to be played in the Ratio taproom. We also encourage attendees to bring records to swap/trade with other enthusiasts. And as always, we’ll have a mobile record store on site to help you re-stock your collection.

Wednesday, February 28 – Ratio Comedy – 8pm
Ratio Comedy has a banger of a show for you with some of the best and brightest comedians the Mile High City has to offer.

External Events
Thursday, Feb 1 – Children’s Museum Ales Apps & Barrels of Fun Fest
Friday, Feb 2 – MCA Winter Gallery Opening: 6:30-11pm
Thursday, Feb 8 – Ratio Pint Night at Fire on the Mountain
Monday, Feb 19 – Friday, Feb 23 – Ratio Tap Takeover at Steuben’s Arvada

About Ratio Beerworks
Ratio Beerworks, located in the heart of the River North Art District of Denver at 2920 Larimer Street, focuses on meticulously crafted beer. Ratio’s portfolio includes a wide variety of traditional styles with a modern twist. With deep roots in the punk rock music scene, Ratio’s co-founders sought to translate the industry’s sense of community, DIY spirit, and strong musical influences via the beer and taproom experience. For more information please visit

Marker 48 Brewing launches 2018 Smallbatch Beer Passport Program on 2/7

February 4, 2018 - 8:29am

Released each Wednesday beginning Feb. 7, the 2018 version of this passport program could lead to valuable prizes for the brewery’s customers

(Weeki Wachee, FL) — For the second year in a row, Marker 48 Brewing will offer a promotion that will give participants a chance to win magnificent prizes at the end of the year, as well as pours of unique one-off beers throughout 2018.

The Smallbatch Beer Program proved to be such a success in 2017 that the brewery is eager to do it again.

“Oh my gosh, it was phenomenal,” said Cindy Halley, Marker 48 Brewing tasting room manager. “People who would only drink a cream ale or only drink an IPA or only drink a stout opened up their palates to drink more types of beer. Some they liked and some they didn’t.”

But, she added, “It helped them start venturing out and trying other beers.”

Here’s how it works:

The Beers: Our brewers and select guest brewers have committed to brewing 48 different small-batch beers, one new beer every week.

These beers will allow our brewers and guest brewers to explore creative and experimental brewing — everything from sours to barrel-aged beers, and many styles in between.

The Promotion: Marker 48 is offering a VERY LIMITED number of Smallbatch Beer Books for sale. These books allow customers to receive one FREE small-batch beer per week or half-off bomber bottles of the week’s small-batch beers (when available).

The books cost $100 each and are on sale in the tasting room, 12147 Cortez Blvd. (S.R. 50), Weeki Wachee, Florida, beginning Feb. 1. In addition to the 48 free beers, book holders will receive a stamp for each Smallbatch Beer drank.

The Prizes: At the end of the year those individuals who have all 48 stamps will get an exclusive Marker 48 Smallbatch Beer shirt AND a special 20 oz. glass to be kept in the brewery to receive pours core beers throughout 2019 for the same price as 16 oz. beers.

Depending on the number of stamps required, book holders will also be qualified to win end of the year grand prizes.

The prizes are:

10-25 stamps are qualified to win:

* $100 Marker 48 gift certificate
* Free passport book for 2019 ($100 value)
* $25 BeckyJack’s Food Shack gift certificate
* $25 Florida Cracker Kitchen gift certificate
* ($250 value total)

26-35 stamps are qualified to win all of the above, PLUS:

* The chance to brew a small-batch beer with our brewers in 2018

36-48 stamps are qualified to win all of the above, PLUS:

* A one-night stay with one guest, hosted by Marker 48, on a private island on the Homosassa River and a half-day fishing inshore charter with a guide captain.

New for this year: All books with 48 stamps will be entered to win two VIP tickets to a 2019 Tampa Bay area beer festival of Marker 48’s choice, accompanied by either the owners or brewers.

You must purchase a Smallbatch Beer Book to receive the stamps and qualify for the prizes but you do not have to have a book to come in and order each week’s Smallbatch Beers.

The winners for the 2017 program were announced during a drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 17, and the grand-prize winner’s name is Debbie Garda.

In addition to the tangible prizes, there are other advantages to being a member of the Smallbatch Beer program, Halley said. In the inaugural year, a group of regular customers who purchased the passport books banded together to meet in the tasting room for each new release.

“So there’s a huge group of people who made lifetime friends by coming every Wednesday and trying all the new beers together,” Halley said. “So yeah, I would say it was a huge success.”

The passport books are currently on sale in the taproom, and the first beer in the program will be released Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Check the Marker 48 Facebook page or Twitter account for announcements on subsequent releases. For more information on Marker 48 Brewing, please visit their Facebook page.

Marker 48 Brewing is a 7-barrel craft brewery with a 32-tap tasting room in Weeki Wachee, Florida, founded by Hernando County natives Maurice and Tina Ryman. Regular hours are Monday, 3 to 10 p.m.; Wed-Thurs., noon to 10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., noon to midnight; and Sun. noon to 8:30 p.m. The address is 12147 Cortez Blvd. (S.R. 50), Weeki Wachee, FL 34613. Phone: (352) 606-2509.

Goodwood American Pale Ale launches with bottom of cans stamped with name of a fallen officer

February 3, 2018 - 7:21pm

(Louisville, KY) – Goodwood Brewing announces they will be canning their long beloved American Pale Ale, and the new packaging and re-branding will honor fallen American Heroes. The downtown Louisville, Kentucky brewery will stamp the bottom of each can with the name of a fallen American Hero. For the first round of production they will be partnering with The Louisville Metro Police Department to honor fallen police officers in their home city. They plan to expand this series to honor all American Heroes (Police Officers, Firefighters, and Military) in all of the states they currently distribute, as well as the new territories they are quickly expanding into in 2018.

In addition to bearing the name of a fallen hero on their American Pale Ale cans, Goodwood Brewing will also host promotional events and fundraisers and donate to their partnering foundations throughout the year.

“We wanted to pay homage to our American Heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice- in our community as well as the communities we distribute in. We also wanted to honor the families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. It’s a small gesture we can make to say thank you to these men and women who made an enormous sacrifice on behalf of their country and their communities,” said CEO Ted Mitzlaff.

Goodwood’s American Pale Ale is aged on poplar and brewed with seven hop varieties. The 5.7 ABV brew features a hop-forward, floral bouquet, that’s balanced perfectly by the caramel malts providing pleasingly sweet, malty backbone.

The company’s initial production will honor the Louisville Police officers who died protecting the brewery’s home city:

Officer Peter Grignon EOW 3/23/2005
Chief Randy Wells EOW 10/29/2007
Detective Jason Schweitzer EOW 10/29/2016
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Goodwood Brewing made the decision to move the majority of their products to cans due to sustainability of the packaging. “Glass bottles have a larger carbon footprint when it comes to shipping, cans use less cardboard to transport, and people recycle cans more than glass. We were also able to find 100% biodegradable can rings opposed to heavier plastic alternative carriers. Cans are are also proven to extend the life span and freshness of the beer. It was a no-brainer to invest in a canning line,” said Brewmaster and COO, Joel Hablieb. Goodwood currently cans Louisville Lager, Spruce Tip IPA, Hemp Gose, Walnut Brown Ale, and, now American Pale Ale.

About Goodwood Brewing
Goodwood Brewing is a production brewery located in the heart of downtown Louisville. The brewery is dedicated to making beers that have been touched by wood; whether in reclaimed oak casks once used to house bourbon, red wine, and brandy or seasoned on oak, poplar or ash. Goodwood’s “shade-grown beers” are all touched by the natural gradations of reclaimed casks and other wood types for flavorful expressions that are unique to Goodwood. Just like the bourbon Kentucky is famous for, all of Goodwood’s beers begin with limestone water. The gents behind Goodwood are some of Louisville’s longest-serving brewing veterans, running production breweries in Louisville since 2001. Goodwood beers are available in Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, South Carolina, West Virginia and Missouri.

About Louisville Metro Police Foundation:
The Louisville Metro Police Foundation is dedicated to improving the Greater Louisville community and making our city a safer place to live, work and visit by supporting the men and women of the Louisville Metro Police Department. The Police Foundation was founded in 2005 to support LMPD and its 1,500 officers and staff by providing much-needed financial resources beyond what the Police Department’s Louisville Metro Government budget can fund.

Ghostfish Brewing joins Night Shift distributing portfolio in Massachusetts

February 3, 2018 - 3:47pm

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The Seattle brewery specializes in gluten-free beer, and has won awards at the Great American Beer Festival and the U.S. Open Beer Championship.

Chelsea, MA – Night Shift Distributing is excited to announce that Ghostfish Brewing’s products will be hitting the Massachusetts shelves. Founded in 2015, the Seattle-based brewery is the first and only gluten-free brewery in Washington.

Ghostfish started off with a bang, winning both the gold and bronze medals in the Gluten-Free Beer category at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival. Since then, beers like their Grapefruit IPA and Meteor Shower Blonde Ale have continued to bring home awards.

Rob Burns, CEO of Night Shift Distributing, finds a familiar ethos in the story that Ghostfish’s three founders are building:

“What I love about the beer industry is passionate folks who go above and beyond to create the best possible products. Ghostfish has taken their personal desire for quality gluten-free beer and made it an obsession. They source ingredients from a handful of gluten-free malt houses, and are solely dedicated to gluten-free beer production. You can taste that passion and dedication in the fantastic product that just so happens to be gluten-free.”

Massachusetts will be only the second state outside of the Pacific Northwest to see Ghostfish Brewing cans on the shelf. Brian Thiel, Co-Owner/Director of Marketing and Sales for Ghostfish, emphasized the value of finding the right partner to help his company enter this new market:

“We are proud to partner with Night Shift Distributing to bring our award-winning brews to the beer lovers of Massachusetts. With this new relationship we are confident we have placed our brand in the capable hands of people who share the same passion as we do for pushing the boundaries of craft beer.”

4-packs of a variety of Ghostfish’s offerings will be available in stores starting mid-February. Beer drinkers in the Bay State can look forward to trying Grapefruit IPA, Meteor Shower Blonde Ale, and Shrouded Summit Belgian White Ale at the outset.

Karl Strauss 29th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Saison just released, upcoming beers revealed

February 3, 2018 - 1:44pm



Karl Strauss Releases Barrel-Aged Saison to Celebrate 29th Anniversary


(San Diego, CA) — It’s been 29 years since Karl Strauss Brewing Company officially opened its doors in downtown San Diego on February 2nd, 1989 helping to kick off California’s craft beer industry. The company is commemorating their 29th year in beer with a new barrel-aged release.


This year’s edition of their esteemed anniversary series is a Belgian-style Saison aged in Pinot Noir barrels for 12 months with Brettanomyces. The brew features complex spice flavors and juicy fruit notes from added pink peppercorns, rounded out by a dry and lively finish. 


“It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 30 years since we first opened the doors of our brewery. We’re humbled by the support of our fans and friends who have been along for the ride and invite you all to join us in celebrating our birthday. We had a great year in 2017 and we have big plans for our 29th year, including exciting beer releases like Boat Shoes unfiltered IPA, Isomerizer single hop IPA, and canning core favorites Aurora Hoppyalis and Mosaic. We also have some killer releases coming out of our barrel program, including two releases of Queen of Tarts, our gold medal-winning dark sour,” says Matt Rattner, President, Karl Strauss Brewing Company


Their 29th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Saison will be available at select retailers throughout California, including KARL’s Tasting Room in Pacific Beach and at all of their brewpub locations. In celebration of the special release, their February menu will feature the brew in their monthly food and beer pairing, and 29th Anniversary commemorative glassware specials will be available at each KARL brewpub starting February 1st . 


For more information about Karl Strauss and their 29th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Saison release, visit . 


About Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Company has been proudly independent since 1989, pioneering the craft beer scene with innovative beer releases like Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, Queen of Tarts Dark Sour, and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. The brewery has won 105 medals since 2009 and was recently honored with the “Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year” award at the Great American Beer Festival in 2016. For more information, visit or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. Share it. Cheers.