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Marine Layer Foggy IPA: Pelican Brewing, The Bier Stein collaborate on a PNW hazy IPA

April 18, 2018 - 2:26pm

Pelican innovation combines with the creativity of The Bier Stein’s head buyer to brew a small batch of this juicy IPA with just a touch of haze

(Pacific City, OR) — There’s nothing quite like an early morning fog on the coast. The same can be said of Pelican’s new small batch masterpiece, Marine Layer Foggy IPA—born of a creative collaboration between Pelican’s Cannon Beach brewer Coren Tradd and The Bier Stein’s longtime beer buyer, Dave Stockhausen. The two popular craft beer leaders have innovated a delicious semi-hazy IPA which is on-tap now only at Pelican Brewing at Cannon Beach and The Bier Stein in Eugene—and only while the kegs last which could be just a few more days at The Bier Stein based on popularity!

“At The Bier Stein we are always looking for interesting, inventive beers you are just not going to find elsewhere so when this opportunity came up to co-brew with a talent like Coren at Pelican, it was a perfect opportunity for us,” says Stockhausen of The Bier Stein in Eugene, which boasts an 18-door cooler with over 1,000 bottles of beer from around the world and 30 taps with rotating drafts. “We had this idea to do a hazy or foggy IPA and I wanted to add the grapefruit to accentuate the stone fruit and tropical flavors. This recipe resulted in such a creamy and juicy IPA—I thank Pelican for a great collaboration and an educational experience.”

According to Tradd, Marine Layer Foggy IPA offers a light gold color with a slight fog and a thick white head. Aromas of grapefruit, sweet pine and ripe fruit combine for a flavor and aroma of mild malty sweetness. The new brew has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel along with a nice dry finish and a moderate level of bitterness balanced with its malty character.

The brewers combined two row malt, malted oats and malted white wheat with Meridian, Eukanot, Mosaic and El Dorado hops and Pelican’s house ale yeast for an ABV of 7% and IBU of 50.

While fog lingers, enter to win a brewing adventure at Pelican

While Marine Layer is on tap at The Bier Stein—possibly only a few more days based on its popularity, fellow fanatics can enter to win a ‘Brewers Getaway Weekend’ for two in Cannon Beach including a brew day with Coren Tradd and overnight lodging. Entry is open to passionate beer geeks only. Enter at The Bier Stein while Marine Layer is still on-tap—possibly just a few more days.

Like all Pelican beers, Marine Layer Foggy IPA is born at the beach by a team of award-winning craft beer makers known for brewing styles of beer that they themselves love to drink. Cheers!

About Pelican Brewing Company

Pelican Brewing Company was founded in 1996 by Jeff Schons and Mary Jones in Pacific City with Oregon’s only oceanfront brewpub. Celebrating its 21st year, the brewing company has created masterpieces like Kiwanda Cream Ale, India Pelican Ale, MacPelican’s Scottish Ale, Tsunami Stout and Doryman’s Dark. With the vision, creativity and brewing expertise of founding brewmaster Darron Welch, Pelican Brewing has won over 450 awards including a Silver Medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, 2014 World Beer Cup© Champion Small Brewing Company and Brewmaster of the Year. Pelican Brewing currently distributes 22oz bottles, 12oz bottles in 6-packs, a new mixed 12-pack, and 50 liter and 20 liter kegs via a network of distributors in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Hawaii. The company operates brewing and brewpub facilities in Pacific City, Tillamook and Cannon Beach.

Station 26 Bang Bang Double IPA now available in canned 6-packs

April 18, 2018 - 2:13pm

Denver, CO – Colorado, meet Station 26 Brewing Company’s Bang Bang Double IPA in cans. This aggressively hopped Double IPA hit Station 26 Brewing’s Park Hill tasting room last month as a new addition to its core line of beers, and is now available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans across the Denver Metro area and Boulder.

Bang Bang Double IPA is hopped with Amarillo, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops that yield flavors of orange peel and Meyer lemon. This bold, 9.2 percent ABV beer balances out with a dry, refreshing finish.

Station 26’s canned beer family also includes Juicy Banger IPA, Colorado Cream Ale, Tangerine Cream, and American Copper.

ABOUT STATION 26 BREWING CO.

Station 26 Brewing Co. brews craft beers in a 1960 fire station in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood. The brewery was founded in 2013 by Justin Baccary and friends. It’s an ideal first stop for travelers coming from Denver International Airport. Find the brewery online at www.station26brewing.co.

Asher Hemp Heart Ale to debut on April 20th

April 18, 2018 - 1:58pm

(Boulder, CO) – Asher Brewing Company, the first all organic brewery in Colorado, announces the release of a Hemp Heart Ale. This fresh addition to Asher’s lineup will be available on Friday, April 20th, in the brewery’s Boulder-based taproom.

The Hemp Heart Ale is the first of its kind in Asher’s rotating seasonal repertoire. Crafted with 50 pounds of organic hemp hearts (seeds) from Boulder’s own Evo Hemp, this experimental beer showcases brewmaster Chris Asher’s ability to combine unconventional ingredients with the traditional American Pale Ale style. Get it while you can – this single-batch brew boasts subtle earthy notes alongside a hefty dose of organic Simcoe hops, providing Asher fans with a new springtime favorite.

Asher’s Hemp Heart Ale does not contain THC or CBD, in accordance with federal regulations.

About Asher Brewing Company:
Founded in 2009, Asher Brewing Company is an independently owned craft brewery in Boulder, Colorado. Every beer on tap is certified organic under the Colorado Department of Agriculture. At Asher, we believe that organic ingredients are better for the beer, better for the environment, and better for you!
Our taproom is open seven days a week from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Mill Creek Brewing Co. to distribute in Indiana in June 2018, signs with Zink Distributing

April 18, 2018 - 1:46pm

(Nashville, TN) – Beginning in June, Mill Creek Brewing Co. will begin distributing to the state of Indiana, with an initial distribution through Zink Distributing based in Indianapolis, IN. Indiana will be the third out of state market for Mill Creek, which entered the Alabama and Kentucky markets in 2017.

“We’re extremely excited about our partnership with the great folks at Zink Distributing,” says CEO Chris Going. “Their dedication to quality, execution, and a strong emphasis on the team aspect of selling beer align perfectly with our strategy here at Mill Creek, and we’re proud to add them to our growing list of amazing wholesale partners.”

Mill Creek Brewing Co. will initially offer their core portfolio as well as seasonals and specialty offerings throughout the year . The Tennessee brewery has seen immense growth in its two years of operation, a result of its strategic partnerships and distribution footprint.

“We are proud to introduce Mill Creek Brewing beers to Indianapolis and its surrounding counties, especially since we know its beverages are popular,” says Jim Zink, Jr., President of Zink Distributing Company. “As we continue to see a surge in the market for craft beers, Zink remains committed to distributing multiple brands of beverages from brewers who make high-quality products.”

Indiana is also Mill Creek’s first non-Southern state market, a geographical leap that hits home for their founder and CEO, Chris Going.

“Having grown up in the Midwest,” says Going, “I’m personally eager to get to back to my roots and showcase what happens when you mix a Midwestern love of beer with a Southern brewery’s flare.”

About Mill Creek Brewing Co.

Mill Creek Brewing Co. is based out of historical Nolensville, TN. We 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.

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

Cape May Harmonic Rhythm Belgian-style ale coming to Exit Zero Jazz Festival

April 18, 2018 - 1:27pm

(Cape May, NJ) – Cape May Brewing Company is pleased to announce the continuation of a seven-year partnership as the exclusive beer sponsor of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, running April 20-22.

“Cape May Brewing Co. is proud to be the exclusive beer sponsor of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival,” says Cape May Brewing Company CEO, Ryan Krill. “For two weekends each year, the festival gets Cape May’s toes tapping to some of the best music around, and it allows us a chance to brew up a commemorative beer.”

This year, the brewery has devised a beer inspired by the popular cocktail known as a Moscow Mule. Characterized by the commingling of a strong ginger ale with muddled lime and mint in a copper mug, Cape May Brewing Company has replicated this in a Belgian-style ale called Harmonic Rhythm.

“We’ve been talking about doing a cocktail-inspired beer for a while now,” says CMBC Director of Brewing Operations Jimmy Valm, “and doing one for a classy time like the Exit Zero Jazz Festival seemed like the perfect fit! We wanted to do a cocktail that was well-known, and after brainstorming a few ideas and trying out some various cocktails, we decided that in beer-form the Moscow Mule would be the best bet.”

Cape May Brewing Company has been brewing the official beer of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival since 2014 with Sophisticated Lady.

“As much as we loved Sophisticated Lady, sometimes it’s time for a change,” says Head Brewer Brian Hink, “and this year, it just felt right to change things up! So, when trying to decide what kind of beer would replace Sophisticated Lady, it just made sense to go down the cocktail route.”

A hefty dose of freshly-minced ginger added to the boil is in the forefront, garnished with a hint of fresh mint and the juices of lemon and lime rounding out the flavor profile — a gentle burn from the ginger pairs beautifully with its bright acidity, bringing together a harmonious marriage of flavors. With its relatively low ABV at 5.0%, Harmonic Rhythm is the perfect weekend sipper for the Exit Zero Jazz Festival.

The brewery will once again be sponsoring the Cape May Brewing Stage at Cabanas, hosting such acts as the High & Mighty Brass Band and Heather Gillis. In addition, Cape May Brewing Company has lent their name to the $58 Hops Pass. With his pass, revelers will get first-come, first-served entry to all of the club venues of the festival: Cabanas, Carney’s, Carney’s Other Room, Iron Pier Craft House, and the Rusty Nail, all of whom will be pouring CMBC brews, including the star of the festival: Harmonic Rhythm.

“We pride ourselves on accentuating what Cape May and South Jersey do best,” says festival organizer Michael Kline, “so this is an ideal collaboration. And the music happening on the Cape May Brewing Company Stage at Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill is going to blow the roof off. It’s a really great fit for the brewery.”

For more information about the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, see exit0jazzfest.com. For more information on Cape May Brewing Company, including for tours and tastings, see capemaybrewery.com.

Lupulin at Braxton Labs, a Celebration of Hops with can release and 40 taps, set for April 28

April 18, 2018 - 1:14pm

(Covington, KY) – Braxton Labs is a place to spark conversation, ignite innovation and celebrate the craft community. On Saturday, April 28th we’ll celebrate with a brand new event called “Lupulin at Labs.” Lupulin, the active ingredient in hops, will be celebrated with 40 taps of hoppy beers, a new Labs can release, Revamp IPA infusions and more.

JOIN THE EVENT HERE

“We love combining other breweries special projects with our own at Braxton Labs,” said Jake Rouse, Braxton Brewing Company Co-Founder & CEO. “For this event, we’re excited to combine Braxton’s lineup of hoppy beers with some of the best hoppy beers in the industry!”

Dedicated to innovation and experimentation, Braxton is excited to experiment with an event solely dedicated to craft beer’s favorite ingredient: hops. Braxton Brewing Company and Braxton Labs will pour more than 10 of their own hoppy beer creations alongside 20+ hoppy guest taps:

3 Floyds Brewing Company, Zombie Dust Pale Ale (ABV: 6.2% IBU: 50)

Bearded Iris Brewing, Homestyle New England IPA (ABV: 6%)

Dogfish Head Brewery, 120 Minute Triple IPA (ABV: 18% IBU: 120)

Dogfish Head Brewery, Lupu Luau Toasted Coconut IPA (ABV: 7.3% IBU: 45)

Lagunitas Brewing Co., Lucky 13 Mondo Red Ale (ABV: 8.8%, IBU: 77)

Madtree Brewing, Entropic Theory IPA (ABV: 7.5% IBU: 70)

Monnik Beer Company, IPA (ABV: 7% IBU: 64)

Moody Tongue, Sliced Nectarine IPA (ABV: 5.9%)

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Hazy Little Thing New England IPA (ABV: 6.7% IBU: 40)

Stillwater Artisanal, The Cloud IPA with oats & lactose (ABV: 7% IBU: 75)

Stone Brewing, Buzzer Beater Imperial IPA (ABV: 9.4% IBU: 65)

Taft’s Ale House, Panic Do Nothing Hazy IPA (ABV: 7.5% IBU: 52)

And more to be announced!

Braxton Labs will also be releasing a new, to-be-announced canned beer on this day. Those details will be shared as they are finalized. Braxton Brewing Company will be featuring Revamp IPA and four firkins, or infusions, featuring Revamp in the Braxton Labs Beer Garden. Live Music and a Food Trucks will also be at the party.

“I can’t wait to host all of the local hop heads,” said Evan Rouse, Braxton Brewing Company Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer. “I’m excited to share a few new beers and an amazing tap lineup with everyone for Lupulin at Labs.”

JOIN THE EVENT HERE

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.

Bhramari Triangular Optics and City of Gold: S.M.A.S.H. IPA cans release on April 28

April 18, 2018 - 12:44pm

(Asheville, NC) – To celebrate the 2018 Craft Brewer’s Conference, Bhramari Brewing Co. in Asheville, NC is releasing two specialty IPA 16oz. cans in their taproom 4/28/2018.

The first release is a collaboration with Mantra Artisan Ales (Franklin, TN), Triangular Optics.

Triangular Optics: Milkshake IPA w/ Thai Tea, Plum, Lactose, & Vanilla
ABV: 8.8%
IBU: 38
Available on draft, and in single and 4-pack 16oz. Cans.

The second release, City of Gold, was created to feature El Dorado Hops from Yakima Quality Hops.

City of Gold: S.M.A.S.H. IPA w/ Golden Promise & El Dorado
ABV: 7.7%
IBU: 43

Available on draft, and in single and 4-pack 16oz. Cans.

Both brands will be available for limited distribution within N.C.

Bhramari Brewing Co. was founded in Asheville, NC in 2016. Culinary inspired, locally and globally infused, and experimental at its heart – we at Bhramari Brewing Co. want to always create what inspires us so that you might be inspired as well. Find balance, find whimsy, and discover something completely new in every sip of a Bhramari brew! Visit bhramaribrewing.com.

Marshall turns ten with six Tenth Anniversary Old Ale variants, 20+ other beers

April 18, 2018 - 9:13am

(Tulsa, OK) – Marshall Brewing Company, Tulsa’s first production brewery, will celebrate their tenth anniversary Sunday, April 22, 2018, at their brewery located at 618 S. Wheeling Avenue, Tulsa, OK. The ticketed event is offered in two sessions (Session 1: 11:45 AM – 2:45PM, Session 2: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.) Ticket holders will be treated to a barbecue meal, live music from local musicians, limited release beers to include a sneak peek at “10,” Marshall’s Tenth Anniversary Old Ale. Designated Driver tickets available for $15 per person, while General Admission tickets are available for $45. Ticket sales end at midnight, Thursday, April 19th. You must be 21 or older to attend.

Beer will be the central feature of Marshall’s tenth anniversary. Variants of “10,” Marshall’s Tenth Anniversary Old Ale receive top billing while a special Brewmaster Reserve series highlights the barrel-aged program launched during Marshall’s fifth anniversary. Finally, the Brewers Pilot series showcases experimental offerings from Marshall’s brewers.

“10” – Tenth Anniversary Old Ale Variants

• “10” (Rum Barrel) • Old Ale • 9.1% ABV
• “10” (Islay Whisky Barrel) • Old Ale • 9.1% ABV
• “10” (Port Barrel) • Old Ale • 9.1% ABV
• “10” (Rye Barrel) • Old Ale • 9.1% ABV
• “10” (Gin Barrel) • Old Ale • 9.1% ABV
• “10” (Apple Brandy Barrel) • Old Ale • 9.1% ABV

Brewmaster’s Reserve Barrel-Aged Series

• El Cucuy (Red Wine Barrel Aged) • IPA – Black • 8.6% ABV
• El Cucuy (Rum Barrel Aged) • IPA – Black • 8.6% ABV
• Black Dolphin (Rum Barrel Aged) • Stout – Russian Imperial • 8.3% ABV
• Black Dolphin Stout W/ Cherries • Stout – Russian Imperial • 8.1% ABV
• Black Dolphin Stout W/ Plums • Stout – Russian Imperial • 8.1% ABV
• Black Dolphin Stout • Stout – Russian Imperial • 8.3% ABV
• Big Jamoke (Aged In Buffalo Trace) • Porter – American • 6.8% ABV
• Big Jamoke (Red Wine Barrel Aged) • Porter – American • 6.8% ABV
• This Machine (Aged In Tequila Barrels) • IPA – Belgian • 7.8% ABV
• Pastures of Plenty • IPA – Belgian • 8.4% ABV
• Lone Piper • Scotch Ale • 7.9% ABV
• Bourbon Barrel Barleywine (2016) • Barleywine – American • 9.2% ABV • 45 IBU
• Bound For Pineapple • IPA – Belgian • 8.4% ABV
• Bound For Peaches • IPA – Belgian • 8.4% ABV
• Bound For Glory – Barrel Aged Belgian IPA • IPA – Belgian • 7.8% ABV • 65 IBU

Brewer’s Pilot Series

• Rauchbier • Rauchbier • 4.5% ABV
• Saison • Saison 8.9 % ABV
• Die Toten Gosen • Sour – Gose • 7.8% ABV
• Hazy IPA • IPA – New England 5.6% ABV
• English Bitter • English Bitter • 4.1% ABV
• Biere De Gardner • Bière de Garde • 7.84% ABV

Local Music and Vendors

Tulsa’s own Horton Records will feature local artists Dustin Pittsley, Beau Roberson, and Chris Blevins performing during Session 1. Paul Benjamin and Combsy will perform during Session 2.
Local vendors Mythic Press, BeerisOK, CRAVE Nuts, Chizel, and Horton Records will provide an array of locally produced goods to complete the local theme.

“Ten years have provided many memories here at Marshall Brewing. In those ten years, craft beer drinkers have loyally followed us on a journey that has transformed our state. As we enter our tenth year, we are immensely thankful for the activism, countless words of encouragement, smiles, and shared beers at a myriad of events and festivals crossing the entire landscape of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas,” stated Marshall Brewing Director of Marketing and Sales, Wes Alexander. “We look for-ward to celebrating a milestone with the craft beer drinkers who have become our friends Sunday, April 22nd.”

“Marshall Turns Ten!” marks only the second anniversary celebration the brewery has undertaken, with the first celebration being a street party hosted by McNellie’s Public House, May 18, 2013 that featured the launch of Marshall Brewing’s barrel-aging program. “5,” an Imperial Red Ale aged in Bourbon bar-rels was not only the first barrel-aged beer offered by Marshall, but the first anniversary beer made commercially available. “10,” a barrel-aged Old Ale continues the tradition and highlights Marshall Brewing’s continued growth and experimentation with barrel-aging.

Marshall Brewing was founded in April of 2008 by fourth generation Tulsan Eric Marshall. Eric learned the art of brewing while attending the World Brewing Academy in Munich Germany, before apprentic-ing throughout Germany for three years. For a decade, Eric has been brewing, educating consumers and changing the cultural landscape of Oklahoma. Marshall Brewing offers a wide range of ales and lagers across distribution in Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

Schlafly Beer Frugi-Four Sampler Pack arrives next week

April 18, 2018 - 9:02am

The Saint Louis Brewery announces sampler pack of four distinct beer styles featuring four different fruits for the warm-weather season

(St. Louis, MO) — Schlafly Beer announces the release of the Frugi-Four Pack, a 12-pack sampler showcasing four distinct beer styles that highlight four different fruits. Three bottles of each of the beers will be included: Pineapple IPA, Passionfruit Saison, Coconut Crème Ale and Tangerine Lager. The fruit-forward pack showcases the Schlafly brewing team’s commitment to brewing beer with real fruit. The largest, locally owned brewery prides itself on extracting the most flavor from the true fruit without artificial flavors and coloring.

Founding Brewer Stephan Hale says, “From our seasonal Raspberry Hefeweizen to our fall seasonal Pumpkin Ale, we’re proud of our expertise in brewing with real ingredients. This pack captures the spirit of a frugivore, a fruit-eating mammal that depends on the nutritional value of fruit. These fun, bright flavors for summer showcase how fruit beer can fit any style from Saisons to IPAs.”

For example, Schlafly brings the tropics to Belgium with the Passionfruit Saison (6.0%), a cloudy wheat beer with sweetness and spice with depth and subtlety. After a successful tasting at Schlafly’s Hop in the City and Cabin Fever festivals, Tangerine Lager (5.5%) makes it to packaging as a traditional lager with a touch of sweetness. Tropical-inspired styles are perfect for summertime, including the Pineapple IPA (6.0%), the perfect mix of hoppy, fruity beer and juicy pineapple, and Coconut Crème Ale (5.5%), the American-style wheat ale created by fermenting coconuts and pineapples and then aging the beer on toasted coconut flakes.

From the winter-season’s Stout Bouts to the summer Hop Trial pack, samplers showcase Schlafly’s commitment to encourage Schlafly consumers to try different styles and unexpected flavors throughout the year. Schlafly Beer’s Frugi-Four Sampler Pack will be available for purchase in St. Louis and across Schlafly’s distribution on April 23, 2018. For more on Schlafly Beer’s distribution, visit http://www.schlafly.com/beer-finder/.

About Schlafly Beer:

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

Good Nature to celebrate Farm Brewery’s first anniversary with triple beer release

April 18, 2018 - 8:32am

(Hamilton, NY) — One year ago this Friday, April 20, the Good Nature Farm Brewery opened its doors to the public, but Good Nature Brewing (dba Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room) was already a strong part of the Hamilton community, having been founded by Carrie Blackmore and Matt Whalen in December 2010. Now the Good Nature Farm Brewery, with its production facility, tasting room, farm-to-table kitchen, and beer garden, is a fixture in the Hamilton landscape and a strong part of the economic fabric of Madison County and beyond.

Good Nature grew from 10 employees at the beginning of 2017 to 34 employees at the peak of summer. In 2017, with the new High-Efficiency Brew System installed at the Farm Brewery, Good Nature converted roughly 40,000 lbs. of New York State ingredients into about 80,000 gallons of farm-to-glass beer. In the kitchen, local ingredients came together to feed visitors 4,499 wood-fired pizzas and 5,193 pints of fries. That’s over 4 tons of New York potatoes!

It’s been a year of growth, and the Good Nature Farm Brewery has been a significant step toward fulfilling Good Nature’s mission:
To contribute to a socially, economically, and ecologically thriving community, and to foster a sense of pride, ownership and a deeper connection to home through truly
GOOD NATURED BEER.

The Anniversary will be celebrated with a triple beer release this Friday, April 20, and Upstate Native, Jeffrey York, will provide live music with his band, Major Player, from 9-11pm. The following beers will be released at the Farm Brewery, and will be shipped to distributors next week:

1) Rotation Nation III: The third brew in our juicy Rotation Nation Series features a unique blend of Azacca and Amarillo hops, which impart distinct flavors of grapefruit, lemon, peach, and overripe mango. On draft and in 4 packs of 16oz cans to go.

2) Jackie: Batch 1 – a Foeder-aged Golden Sour Ale- the first beer in the Kung Foeder Series. On draft and in 500ml bottles.

3) Annie’s Makeover: A special Annie variation brewed to celebrate the Farm Brewery’s first Annieversary. Don’t worry, Annie fans, this is just a single batch, and Matt will return Annie to her normal beautiful self afterward. There’s a new hop profile, along with adding some malted oats and soft white wheat from our friends over at New York Craft Malt. On draft and in 4 packs of 16oz cans to go. Out in distribution, look for cans tagged “makeover” on the bottom of each can.

Visit www.goodnaturebrewing.com/news for more information.

Good Nature is a homegrown family-owned craft brewery & Tap Room. Founded as a 2BBL Nano-Brewery in 2010, we are our county’s first brewery and are among New York State’s first Farm Breweries. Sustainability and building a beer culture in our rural NY home have always been central to our company’s mission. We now operate our Farm Brewery and Tap Room in Hamilton, NY.

Motörhead Röad Crew Beer breaks new ground in the USA at Arcadia Brewing Co.

April 17, 2018 - 7:48pm

Kalamazoo, MI – Motörhead, Camerons Brewery, and Global are proud to announce that Röad Crew is officially coming to the USA and being brewed by Arcadia Brewing Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

This American IPA will sit around 6.2% ABV, a crushable hop-forward India Pale Ale with attitude that showcases a floral and citrusy hop character with just the right amount of malt sweetness. Röad Crew beer is perfect for all rock, beer and hop heads and goes down especially well whilst listening to Motörhead at a wonderfully obscene, lawn-killing volume. Röad Crew will be available in bottles, cans, keg and even cask.

Arcadia Brewing Co. was founded 1996 by Tim Suprise and is located on the riverfront in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a highly-regarded Craft Beer community, which is the original home to Gibson Guitars for 80+ years as well as Heritage Guitars and Kalamazoo Guitar Company.

“We began our trek into the Craft Beer world 22 years ago inspired by world-class, British-inspired beers, and becoming a partner with British icons Mötorhead, Camerons and Global Merchandising to bring Röad Crew to fans of great beer and heavy metal here in the US has our volume dial pegged to the max.” Tim Suprise – Arcadia Founder

Röad Crew was launched by Camerons in December 2015 and has gone on to be a massive success being exported to 22 countries and placed in 1200+ locations within the first 12 months in the UK, while also having major supermarket listings throughout the UK.

US: http://arcadiaales.com/beer/motorhead-beer-us/ || UK: www.Motorhead-beer.com || Facebook: @MotorheadBeerUS || Twitter: @MotorheadBeerUS || Instagram: @motorhead_beer_us || Untappd: Motörhead Beer US

Digital Press Release: http://arcadiaales.com/beer/motorhead-beer-us
Release Video: https://youtu.be/YR-1TEFNQns

Todd Singerman, Motörhead’s Manager:
“When we do things we like to do them right – Lem was always about maintaining your own standards – so we couldn’t be happier to have found such a high- quality brewery like Arcadia. We have taken our time to find a US partner, and Arcadia is proof-positive that our search was worth it!”

Phil Campbell:
“Road Crew is a world-class rock n roll beer, from the worlds loudest band.

ENJOY THE TASTE OF MOTÖRHEAD WHEREVER YOU ARE!

LEMMY LIVES

MOTÖRHEAD FOR LIFE”

www.philcampbell.net || Twitter: @MotorheadPhil

Mikkey Dee:
“I’m very happy to say that Röad Crew beer is now out in the US! It’s been way too long, but now it has arrived, I encourage our North American friends to get out there and enjoy it right now!”

www.mikkeydee.com || Facebook: @mikkeydeeofficial || Instagram: @mikkeydeeofficial

About Motörhead:
An English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, Motörhead quickly rose to great prominence in the British punk and heavy metal scenes. Although they changed their line-up several times, Motörhead never compromised or changed their unique, raging sound, which saw the band and their music become a lifestyle for many people from all genres, whether rockers, punks or alternative.

As a power trio, they had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40. The albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades and particularly No Sleep ‘till Hammersmith cemented Motörhead’s reputation as a top-tier rock band. The band is ranked number 26 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. As of 2018, their Grammy-winning sound has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide. Road dogs extraordinaire, for the last 20+ years of their career, Motörhead were Kilmister, guitarist Phil Campbell, and drummer Mikkey Dee. In early 2015 they entered the studio to begin work on Bad Magic, which was released in late August 2015. It quickly became one of the band’s most successful albums, but sadly, Lemmy passed away on December 28, 2015. The band’s last record turned out to be a recording of two typically blistering sold-out shows from the Bad Magic tour, at Munich’s Zenith concert hall only a month prior to his passing.

Motörhead released 22 studio albums, 13 live recordings, 12 compilation albums, and four EPs over a career spanning 40 years. The Motörhead legacy (and lifestyle) lives strongly on through their music and loyal fans.

www.imotorhead.com || Facebook: @OfficialMotorhead || Twitter: @myMotorhead || Instagram: @officialmotorhead || YouTube: Motörhead Official

Motorhead Fan Page
Facebook: @motorehadfanpage || Instagram: @motorheadfanpage

About Arcadia Brewing Company:
For over 22 years, Arcadia has been committed to a British Inspired – American Brewed stable of beers. We aspire to brew beers that achieve brilliance through balance – that satisfy the senses with complex flavor while providing pure refreshment that leaves you wanting more.

Established in 1996, Arcadia’s commitment to creating world-class beers has been recognized with medals from the World Beer Cup (Silver-Loch Down Scotch Ale) and the Great American Beer Festival (Gold-Barrel Aged Cereal Killer Barleywine, Silver-Cereal Killer Barleywine, and Silver-Arcadia IPA).

www.arcadiaales.com || Facebook: @arcadiaales & @arcadiakalamazoo || Twitter: @arcadiaales || Instagram: @arcadiaales || Untappd: @arcadiaales

About Global Merchandising Services:
Global Merchandising Services is a music, artist, celebrity and brand merchandise company. Founded by Barry Drinkwater in 2008, with headquarters in London and Los Angeles. The Global team have worked with Motörhead as their exclusive merchandise partner for over 25 years and have been instrumental in developing numerous alcoholic beverages on behalf of Lemmy and Motörhead.

www.globalmerchservices.com || www.globalbrews.com

Platform Beer Co. Expands Distribution to Indiana with Craftroads Beverage

April 17, 2018 - 7:15pm

Indianapolis, IN — Platform Beer Co., recently named by The Brewers Association as the Fastest Growing Regional Brewery in the US, is expanding distribution to the Indiana market with draft offerings this week. Select four and six-pack cans will follow in May. Platform is partnering with Craftroads Beverage Distributing to sell in markets throughout the state.

Draft options will include a wide variety of styles; the brewery plans to produce more than 150 unique draft beers in 2018. The Cleveland-based brewing outfit will begin with seasonal canned offerings such as; Peach Crusher Berliner, Project Session IPA w/ Citra Hops, High Brow Barista Coffee Pale Ale and Amy Passionfruit Apple Ale along with other special can releases throughout the year.

Additionally, Platform Beer Co. has teamed up with the Indianapolis Art Center to design a can specially for Indiana with $1 of each 6-pack going to the Indianapolis Art Center. The specialty can will be released with the other packaged product next month.

Platform VP of Sales, Matt Subel explains the decision to enter the Indiana market. “Indiana presents an opportunity to expand the reach of our brand while still staying close to home. Markets such as Indianapolis have become craft beer hubs, we feel our approach, utilizing ever-changing styles and the use of unique ingredients, will fit well into this already rich brewing community.”

“When deciding to partner with Craftroads” continues Subel, “It was a perfect match. Their level of experience, attention to detail, and passion for the business is impressive. More than anything, they understood who we are as a brand, our company ethos, and how it all fit into the Indiana market. We couldn’t be happier.”

Here is a list of venues featuring Platform Beer on draft during April:

Pearl Street Taphouse (Jeffersonville)
Fickle Peach (Muncie)
Harry’s Kettle Saloon (Wabash)
Trion Tavern (New Haven)
Pint Room (Carmel)
Ralstons (Indy)
Beer Geeks (Highland)
Blind Owl Brewery (Indy)

About Platform Beer Co.

Platform Beer Co. is an independently owned craft brewery based in Cleveland with a hometown Tasting
Room and Production Facility. In addition to Platform’s local presence, locations in Ohio include Tasting Rooms in Columbus and Cincinnati (2018). Founded in 2014, Platform crafts an ever-changing variety of styles that blur the edges of beer styles. Offerings include Speed Merchant White IPA, New Cleveland Pale Ale/Pilsner Hybrid, Hyper Retro Lemon Ginger Saison, High Brow Barista Coffee Rye Pale
Ale, Yammy Yammy Sweet Potato Ale, Esther Belgian Style Christmas Ale, a variety of fruited Gose and Berliner Weisse Styles, a Small Batch IPA Series featuring New England Style IPAs and a series of exclusive taproom-only barrel aged clean and sours beers. Platform Beer Co. has grown from 97 bbls of beer produced in 2014 to approximately 20,000 bbls produced in 2017.

Crooked Stave Sour Rosé Cans are back in stock

April 17, 2018 - 7:04pm

(Denver, CO) – “Sour Rosé”, a 4.5% ABV wild ale fermented in oak barrels with raspberries and blueberries, is back in stock and on store shelves throughout the state of Colorado. Sour Rosé’s inaugural batch debuted in cans in February and quickly sold out across the state.

Primary fermented with Crooked Stave’s mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria, Sour Rosé undergoes fermentation in large oak foeders on raspberries and blueberries before being packaged. This traditional American sour is the first 100% mixed culture fermentation, 100% primary fermented oak-aged beer to be released into a can by any brewery. Sour Rosé then ages on whole fruit in foeders for upwards of 12 weeks before being packaged into cans. Crooked Stave has now tripled production in hopes of Sour Rosé becoming a year-round staple in Crooked Stave’s portfolio and available both in the state of Colorado and nationally by July 2018.

“We didn’t anticipate how quickly Sour Rosé would sell out, we had a few thousand CE’s, what we thought was a few months of product turned out to be a few weeks of product. No other brewery has released a beer of this style into cans and we are excited to be on the forefront of releasing wild and sour beers that push the envelope of innovation and creativity. As soon as we saw the sales of Sour Rosé in the market, we knew we needed to increase production in hopes of being able to share this beer on a national scale. We are always continuing to grow upon our commitment of educating consumers about Brettanomyces and hope that the price-point and packaging of Sour Rosé will help us achieve this mission,” states Chad Yakobson, Crooked Stave Owner and Brewmaster.

Sour Rosé six-packs can be purchased in the Crooked Stave tasting room on Brighton Blvd and throughout the state of Colorado starting again on April, 16th 2018.

About Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Founded in Denver, CO in late 2010 as an artisan beer project, Crooked Stave is the culmination of brewmaster and “Brettanomyces Guru” Chad Yakobson’s open source Master’s research, The Brettanomyces Project. Crooked Stave’s progressive approach to brewing blends science and art through creativity and passion. The resulting creations, most of which use Brettanomyces yeasts and mature in oak, are beers of extraordinary complexity.

Portland Brewing unveils new look, new beers

April 17, 2018 - 6:55pm

Refreshing a Portland Original Beer Brand

(Portland, OR) — Portland Brewing Company unveils a brand refresh that takes their trailblazing beers to a whole new level. As industry pioneers and one of the first craft breweries in the Rose City, Portland Brewing’s new packaging and beer line up celebrates the city and the heart of craft brewing.

Portland Brewing’s company values reflect the city itself: original, solid, passionate, Portland. “Portland isn’t just in our name, it’s in our DNA. The brewery was born here, and the city helped raise us. We will always represent Portland, making original beer that’s a reflection of the city and the people who give the city its character,” said Robert Rentsch, General Manager of Portland Brewing.

The bold graphic “P” is not only a modern evolution of Portland Brewing Company’s original packaging, it also reflects the city itself, taking on the geographic layout of Portland. “The brand mark refers to some of the first signage created for the tap house in 1986 combined with the modern geometric design popular at that time. The stem of the “P” follows the path of the Willamette River as it runs through the center of the city, while border elements on the badge were inspired by Portland’s city flag. Our goal was to create something that not only reflected Portland Brewing’s history, but created a strong symbol for the brand in years to come,” said Sean Barrett, Creative Director at Studio Mega.

MacTarnahan’s, Portland Brewing’s flagship amber ale, as well as Portland IPA (renamed Ink & Roses IPA) are also getting a very special “Portland Originals” look of their own featuring a similarly double-lined border around a geometric rose; updating the unique spirit of Portland Brewing’s original line of “damn good” beers, while respecting the history behind the beer. The wrap-around labels of the “Portland Originals” remain inspired by the look and feel of the early labels, as well, with MacTarnahan’s in green tartan.

“Alongside the launch of this brand refresh, we are equally excited to give Ink & Roses an updated flavor-profile. The city has evolved over the years, but so has Portland’s palette! With Ink & Roses IPA new look we wanted to represent what our brewers are drinking today. In the new recipe we increased pale malts to bring out mouthwatering hop flavor, and then dry-hopped for increased floral and citrus flavors and aromas,” said Ryan Pappe, Head Brewer. 

In order to celebrate what the city has to offer, Portland Brewing knows they need to look no further than the original creators, makers, and doers who make Portland what it is: a stage, canvas, kitchen, brewery for ORIGINALS practicing their craft.The brand refresh will roll out over the coming months with a series of pop-up events taking place in Portland’s unique and spirited neighborhoods. These pop-up events will include Portland Brewing-hosted happy hours at local businesses, art shows, beer festivals, summer after-parties, street festivals, and more! 

Through this branding refresh, Portland Brewing aims to celebrate and connect with the creative spirit of the city through an ode to their history and a look into their future.

Find us on social media: @PortlandBrewing #PortlandOriginal
Brewery & taproom Location: 2730 NW 31st AVE., Portland, OR 97210

About Portland Brewing Company

We are no strangers to carving our own path. Founded by a group of high school friends, banded together to pursue a passion; industry pioneers who had no rules or playbook, but nevertheless helped shape the Portland craft beer scene to what we love today. Located in the heart of industrial Northwest Portland, we continue to be a passionate group focus on crafting new amazing beer and sharing the fruits of our labor with neighbors, friends and strangers alike.

New Belgium Bicycle Kick Kolsch, a collaboration from breweries in six countries, to debut

April 17, 2018 - 5:45pm

A Collaboration of Global Proportions; Six Breweries from Six Countries Come Together for One Limited Release in 40 Countries

(Fort Collins, CO) – As the world prepares to unite over a soccer-packed summer, New Belgium Brewing has come together with five breweries from five continents to create Bicycle Kick Kolsch, a crisp and refreshing beer crafted by an international dream team.

This all-star brewing roster consists of Adnams (England), Baird (Japan), Bodebrown (Brazil), Devil’s Peak (South Africa) and Primus (Mexico). As key players from each brewery collaboratively formulated a recipe, the question frequently kicked around was how to best capture the beautiful game in a beer. The answer came in the form of two unique ingredients – chamomile, the national flower of Russia, where soccer fans will turn their attention this summer, and lemongrass, representative of playing turf.

“We decided to brew a kolsch because we wanted to make something light and sessionable that allowed us all to experiment while staying true to our craft roots,” said Ross Koenigs, New Belgium Research and Development Brewer. “This easy drinker is perfect for the pitch, especially if your team is playing across the globe with a start time of 7 a.m.”

Bicycle Kick Kolsch pours a very light gold color with a light haze and a creamy sip. This light-bodied beer starts with a hint of sweetness before hitting the back of the net with a bitter finish.

Bicycle Kick Kolsch
Malts: Caramel and Pale
Hops: Nugget and Willamette
ABV: 5.1%
IBU: 12

Special Ingredients: Chamomile and lemongrass
Availability: Now globally for a limited time in 12 oz. cans and draft

Each participating brewery will brew and distribute Bicycle Kick in their respective markets, making for a true global collaboration.

“It is so satisfying and enjoyable to be a part of this global community of friendly and collaborative craft brewers,” said Bryan Baird, Brewmaster at Baird. “It’s even better being a beer lover with a keen affinity for crisp and refreshing styles like kolsch, particularly ones deftly and creatively spiced or fruited. I can’t wait to tear into several pints of Bicycle Kick Kolsch this summer while cheering on my team.”

For more information about New Belgium or any of its beers, visit www.newbelgium.com.

About New Belgium Brewing

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

Shmaltz Brewing taps Artisanal Imports, Inc. for distribution to new states, sales staff expansion

April 17, 2018 - 5:12pm

(Clifton Park, NY) – Shmaltz Brewing Company is thrilled to announce its partnership with a new sales and marketing company Artisanal Imports, Inc. headquartered out of Austin, TX. Artisanal Imports, Inc. enhances the nationwide sales support for Shmaltz Brewing’s award-winning craft beer portfolio with a team of 14 highly experienced reps working in tandem with Shmaltz’s in-house sales team. More than doubling Shmaltz’s sales staff, Artisanal Imports, Inc. will expand distribution beyond the brewery’s existing 30-state network to bring exceptional seasonal and year-round releases to new markets nationwide. Artisanal Imports, Inc. builds on 22 years of Shmaltz’s success as one of the country’s acclaimed beer companies with its singular brands He’brew — The Chosen Beer® and Star Trek commemorative beers exclusively licensed through CBS Studios.

Effective immediately, Shmaltz Brewing joins Artisanal Imports, Inc.’s Brand Management Portfolio alongside breweries Fulton Beer (Minnesota), Dovetail Brewery (Chicago), and Whiner Beer Company (Chicago). Artisanal Imports, Inc. offers Shmaltz expert comprehensive support with distribution, logistics, fulfillment, point of sale, marketing, chain store management, street representation, and additional services. The retail presence and draft availability of Shmaltz’s releases will be elevated with existing as well as new accounts at select stores and bars. Artisanal Imports, Inc. has built a venerable business through its work with many of the world’s premier beer brands including Veltins (Germany), La Trappe Trappist (The Netherlands), and Bosteels (Belgium).

Sean Knoll, President of Artisanal Imports, Inc. comments, “We are excited to partner up with Shmaltz. I have known Jeremy Cowan since the beginning and have always admired his work ethic and his drive to create and maintain He’brew Beer. Nobody does it like Shmaltz! We share a great many distributor and retail customers already, so this partnership will allow both of us to strengthen those relationships.”

Jeremy Cowan, Founder and Owner of Shmaltz Brewing, adds, “We’re stoked to be partnering with Artisanal Imports and to be bringing lots of tasty, award-winning beer to many more parts of the country. This partnership allows us to continue my unorthodox business model of wide, wide, wide…and a little deep at home too. We’ll have new blood to hit the streets and the beer will be more available to the tribe across the country. What more could we want?!”

About Artisanal Imports, Inc.
Artisanal Imports, Inc. is a leading seller, marketer and compliance manager of international and domestic craft breweries and cideries with a concentration in European brewers. Its portfolio includes the following producers.

International: Aspall Cyder, B.O.M. Brewery, Brasserie St-Feuillien, Brauerei Aldersbacher, Brauerei C. & A. Veltins, Brouwerij Bosteels, Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste, Brouwerij t’Verzet, Cervejaria Colorado, Cervejaria Wäls, Craigies Irish Craft Cider, De Proef Brouwerij, Distillerie de Biercée, Elgood’s Brewery, Pfungstädter Privatbrauerei, Robinsons Brewery, Sünner Brauerei, Trappist Brewery Koningshoeven and Underberg GmbH.

United States: Shmaltz Brewing, Dovetail Brewery, EZ Orchards, Fulton Beer Co. and Whiner Beer Co.

Learn more at www.artisanalimports.com

About Shmaltz Brewing Company
Founder and owner Jeremy Cowan established Shmaltz Brewing in San Francisco in 1996. The first 100 cases of He’brew Beer® were hand-bottled and delivered throughout the Bay Area from the back of his Grandmother’s Volvo. Shmaltz Brewing now sells He’brew Beer across 30 states, through 40 wholesalers and in nearly 5,000 retailers.

After 17 years of being an outspoken cheerleader for contract brewing, Cowan and staff opened their own New York State production brewery in 2013 in Clifton Park, 10 minutes north of Albany. Shmaltz’s home boasts a 50-barrel brewhouse with 30,000 barrels of annual capacity and packages a diverse and tasty variety of core and seasonal favorites in 12 and 22-ounce bottles and kegs. The Shmaltz Tasting Room is open five days a week (Wed-Sun) and offers tours, barrel-aged previews, beer-to-go, and special releases.

RateBeer.com ranked Shmaltz as one of the “Top 100 Brewers in the World” in 2013, and the brewery brought home 1 platinum, 10 gold and 6 silver medals from the World Beer Championships in the past several years.

Deschutes Brewery announces purchase of land in Roanoke, VA; may adjust scale, plans

April 17, 2018 - 4:27pm

(Bend, OR) – On Monday, Deschutes Brewery announced it would make an outright purchase on land in Roanoke, Virginia, in a milestone phase attached to a previously-announced deal to open a destination brewery in Roanoke, Virginia.

From the original “Deschutes to Roanoke” press release dated March, 2016:

“Brew 4 will be located at the eastern edge of Roanoke with construction on the site beginning in 2019. Eventually, a little over 100 new jobs will be created for the region, and the new brewery will produce approximately 150,000 barrels to start, with a design to increase capacity as needed. Deschutes expects to start shipping beer from the Roanoke location in about five years.”

…though as the Roanoke Times reports in a comprehensive update on that deal, there is now increased uncertainty around how plans for the new brewery will change including the possibility to delay or scale back the project.

Those are especially worrisome to excited locals in light of recent news headlines like the sudden Green Flash sale and continued craft beer growth rate decline among large craft breweries.

Below is the official announcement from Deschutes which downplayed such concerns while affirming its commitment to Roanoke as a key part of its future.

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Today, we announced our land purchase in Roanoke, VA, is nearing completion, and we are moving forward on plans for breaking ground on a new beer production facility.

Here’s what our CEO, Michael LaLonde, wanted to share:

“To demonstrate our commitment to the project and to the city of Roanoke, Deschutes will purchase the property at this time in cash to ensure we can build and sustain a viable, healthy business long term in our new east coast home. It’s no secret that the craft brewing industry is going through a period of market adjustment. In carefully and thoughtfully considering these market conditions, Deschutes must act with adjustments of our own with regard to the scale and timing of our investments.”

“Our goals in Roanoke have always been to help build a burgeoning craft beer industry in the southeast and to contribute to the community through non-profit support and job creation. For these goals to be achieved and for us to remain a strong leader in the craft beer industry for many decades to come, the markets dictate that we monitor and analyze consumer activities closely over the next year and adjust our plan of approach to the launch of our new facility accordingly. We want to open our east coast doors knowing we’ll be a strong, lasting asset to the regional economy in the same way we have in Bend, OR, for the past 30 years.”

So, our plans for Roanoke haven’t changed with the exception of this purchase deal. The purchase gives us the flexibility in our timeline.

Funkwerks lands in Southern California with Stone Distributing

April 14, 2018 - 11:39am

(Fort Collins, CO) – Funkwerks is proud to announce the expansion of its distribution to Southern California with draft and limited six-packs available via Stone Distributing beginning this week.

Draft and six-pack offerings of year-round beers— Funkwerks Saison, Tropic King, and Raspberry Provincial— will be available in select establishments across Southern California.

“We have been so excited to hit the west coast for years, and it wasn’t until recently that we’ve been able to upgrade our brewery, produce more beer, and transport our beer longer distances without fear of sacrificing quality,” said Gordon Schuck, Head Brewer and Co-Founder.

“If you ask who the top distributors are in the United States, Stone in Southern California, lands at the top of that list, so it was an easy choice,” Brad Lincoln, President and Co-Founder explains. “We know our styles will fit in well in California’s community of craft-conscious consumers.”

Funkwerks’ new 6-packs will now be available in select locations across 9 states including Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, and now Southern California.

For more information about Funkwerks and their new 6-packs contact Emily Hutto at coop@radcraftbeer.com.

ABOUT FUNKWERKS

Founded in 2009 by brewers Gordon Schuck and Brad Lincoln, Funkwerks is a specialty craft brewery specializing in Saison, Sour, and Belgian-style craft beers made in their small brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. The 2012 winner of the Small Brewery of the Year Award at the Great American Beer Festival, Funkwerks beers are available in nine US states. Find the brewery online at funkwerks.com.

DESTIHL Brewery announces 1st annual Field Day Beer Festival

April 13, 2018 - 8:43pm

(Normal, IL) – DESTIHL® Brewery has announced its first annual Field Day Beer Festival featuring the Cellarman’s Games.

Join us as we celebrate the return of summer with outdoor fun reminiscent of your favorite elementary school tradition – Field Day! Field Day Beer Fest features refreshing beer samples from over 24 Midwest craft breweries, live tunes from DJ Nolan, outdoor games and activities such as bags, ladderball, horseshoes, and Jenga, and a Field Day inspired menu from DESTIHL’s culinary team. Break out your tennies, your favorite practice pinnies or lucky sweatband, and bring your team out for the fun! Prizes will be awarded for the most creative Field Day inspired outfits!

Our attending breweries aren’t sitting on the bench for this one. They need your help to cheer them on as they participate in the prestigious Cellarman’s Games! This battle for supremacy will feature an obstacle course that will require brains, brawn, luck, and liquid. Each brewery will compete against one other brewery. The top times overall go to the finals where we have a very special event waiting to determine the winner!

What:
Field Day Beer Festival featuring the Cellarman’s Games,
benefiting the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild

When:
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1pm-5pm

Where:
DESTIHL Brewery, 1200 Greenbriar Drive, Normal, IL 61761

Cost:
$40 per person in advance (via Eventbrite)
$55 at the door
General admission gets you a souvenir tasting glass & 20 beer tastes
Attendees must be 21+ to enter festival area

Participating Breweries
Begyle Brewing
Bent River Brewing Co.
Brickstone Brewery
Decatur Brew Works
DESTIHL Brewery
Dovetail Brewery
Elmhurst Brewing Co.
Goose Island Brewing
Hailstorm Brewing
Haymarket Beer Co.
Hopewell Brewing
JT Walker’s Brewery
Lil Beaver Brewery
Noon Whistle Brewing
Penrose Brewing Co.
Pipeworks Brewing Co.
Sketchbook Brewing Co.
Solemn Oath Brewery
Tangled Roots Brewing Co.
Temperance Beer Co.
Upland Brewing Co.
Werk Force Brewing Co.
Whiner Beer Co.
White Oak Brewing Co.

And more!!

Additional Q & A

Can I bring my children to the beer fest since it’s a Field Day? Unfortunately no. Field Day Beer Fest guests must 21+ years of age for entry in the festival area. However, DESTIHL’s Beer Hall will be open regular hours and does not have an age requirement for visitors.

Where is Normal, IL? The metro area of Bloomington/Normal is in Central Illinois…Just over 2 hours from Chicago and 2.5 hours from St. Louis along I-55 and Historic Route 66.

Can I dress up? Yes! We invite you to show up in your best Field Day inspired gear, and prizes will be awarded for the most creative outfits.

Can I participate in the Cellarman’s Games? The Cellarman’s Games are for participating breweries only. However, enthusiastic cheerleaders for our brewery teams would be greatly appreciated!

Marin Your Uncle’s IPA debuts

April 13, 2018 - 8:35pm

(Larkspur, CA) – This Friday, April 13, the Marin Brewing Company is rolling out its next great beer, Your Uncle’s IPA.

If your uncle is as cool as Brewmaster Arne Johnson’s, this is the beer he’ll want to drink. Bridging the gap between new and old school, Your Uncle’s IPA glows a pale golden hue, with an aroma reminiscent of a tropical fruit stand in Brazil, and coats the palate with rich hops and subtle malt. It registers at a 7.2% ABV and 60 IBU’s, meaning Marin Brewing’s latest hop monster will satisfy the most discriminating imbiber.

Contains:
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, NZ Rakau, Simcoe
Malts: Canadian 2-row, Vienna, CaraHell

About Marin Brewing Company
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 gold medals for its outstanding artisan beers, 30 medals alone at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival, making Marin Brewing the go-to place for watching the big game, for family gatherings, and the place 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 the Marin Brewing Company website. You can also follow the Marin Brewing on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with all its latest news and events.

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