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Boulder Beer Slope Style Red IPA now available in cans

November 7, 2017 - 12:15pm

(Boulder, CO) – Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Craft Brewery, brings back its limited release beer Slope Style Red IPA, now packaged in 12 oz. cans for the first time.

The brewery initially launched Slope Style in 12 oz. bottles and draft in 2014, dubbing it a Winter IPA. Feeling that a can was the better vessel for this particular beer, the brewery decided to change it up this season and release it in six pack cans. They also changed the style descriptor from Winter IPA to Red IPA, as a better description of what’s inside. At 6.4% ABV and 60 IBUs, with a blend of five malts and a generous amount of Horizon hops, Slope Style is a hearty, cool weather Red IPA.

“Slope Style is my go-to beer as the weather turns colder and the snow starts to fall,” said Tess McFadden, Marketing Director at Boulder Beer. “Its full malty flavor balanced with a blast of piney Horizon hops perfectly complements our ski and snowboard season, which made all of us at the brewery want to put it in a can for our mountain adventures.”

Slope Style Red IPA will now be available in most markets where Boulder Beer is sold in 12 oz. 6-pack cans and draft, and be on the shelves as long as the snow flies.

About Boulder Beer Company

Founded in 1979, Boulder Beer Company has been a pioneer in the craft brewing industry for over 38 years. Their passion for innovation keeps their brand mix diverse, offering a taste for every palate. They currently package seven year-round beers along with numerous limited releases offered throughout the year.

Boulder Beer’s second location – Boulder Beer on Walnut – opened downtown Boulder in summer 2017, allowing the brewery to further develop its experimental offerings brewing on what’s now their 7-barrel pilot system.

Boulder Beer Company’s 39th Anniversary Celebration will take place at the brewery on Wilderness Place in Boulder on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018.

Lindemans GingerGueuze Lambic Botanical Release No. 002 coming in November

November 7, 2017 - 9:41am

(Seattle, WA) – Lindemans Brewery and Merchant du Vin are pleased to announce that the latest masterpiece from Lindemans, Lindemans GingerGueuze Lambic, will become available across the USA during the month of November. Look for elegant 750 mL bottles, with beautiful graphics screen-printed right on the glass.

Breaking the mold among existing beer styles, Lindemans developed a line of small batch botanical lambics. These experimental blends test the limits of their master blender, and present the pinnacle of sour beer artistry. GingerGueuze is based on a blend of 12-month-old lambic with two- to three-year-old lambic, fermented in oak with fresh ginger. (GingerGueuze follows the first USA botanical release, last year’s Lindemans/Mikkeller SpontanBasil.)

Bottle conditioned for perfect soft carbonation, GingerGueuze has a hazy golden color and combines the sourness of lambic with the enticing flavor and heady aroma of fresh ginger. It’s an ideal aperitif, or try alongside dishes that feature ginger. For a compelling contrast, serve GingerGueuze alongside rich, deeply flavored foods. Paired with a Thanksgiving dinner, GingerGueuze will make your holiday even more memorable!

ABV: 6.0% – OG: 1.054 – IBU: about 12

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Lindemans Brewery, located in the village of Vlezenbeek in the heart of Belgium’s lambic region, was established in 1822 and is still family-owned. Lindemans fruit lambics, including Framboise (raspberry), Pêche (peach), and Strawberry (introduced just this year) are fruit beer category leaders in the US; their traditional Cuvée René Oude Gueuze and Cuvée René Oude Kriek set the global standard for these historical beer varieties.

Merchant du Vin imports Samuel Smith from England; Traquair House from Scotland; Ayinger and the organic beers of Pinkus from Germany. Our offerings from Belgium include Lindemans lambics, Du Bocq, and Green’s gluten-free beers as well as the Trappist breweries of Orval, Westmalle, & Rochefort.

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Upland’s Sour Program launches in four new markets in November: TX, SC, MI and OK

November 7, 2017 - 9:27am

(Bloomington, IN) — Upland Brewing Co. wraps up up their 2017 whirlwind tour of sour ale launches across the country with the expansion of their wood-aged sours in Texas, South Carolina, Michigan, and Oklahoma, this November. The year began with launches along the east coast, shortly followed by expansion in the midwest and south, and can now be found on the west coast with the most recent welcome in California. More launches are planned for 2018, but fans in these areas can expect to get their hands on Upland’s unique and innovative sours just in time for the holidays.

“Our team worked extremely hard to get our beers into as many of the best beer markets as possible during the past year. We are excited to wrap up 2017 with this last bunch of fantastic beer destinations and look forward to revisiting everyone in 2018 with a number of new and exciting offerings,” said Dusty Howe, Upland’s Director of National Sales.

Beginning the week of November 6, Upland will be in Texas, partnering with Flood Distribution, bringing their sours to the Houston, Austin, and Dallas markets. Sour enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a spectrum of Upland’s fruited and barrel-aged ales, including Hopsynth, Darken, Cherry, and Revive. Partnering with M4 C.I.C. Distributors, Upland expands their midwest markets into Michigan, with events focused on the Grand Rapids area.

Hopsynth is Upland’s only dry-hopped sour, using the freshest experimental hops available. Another exploratory sour that came to be after small batch trials of different fruit and herb combinations is Revive, a refreshing mix of pineapple and chamomile. It’s a tart and tropical blonde ale that goes well with pork dishes and tangy pairing like goat cheese on toasted sourdough.

Next week on November 13, the Upland crew will head to Charleston, South Carolina, partnering with Rafa Distributing. “Charleston is foodie paradise and we can’t wait for lowcountry residents and visitors to enjoy our sours paired with fresh seafood and savory southern dishes, said Howe.” Following the Charleston launch, Upland will finish out the last week of the month in Tulsa, Oklahoma, working with Boardwalk Distribution. Hopsynth, Darken, and Cherry will be making their way to these markets, along with small batch brews for launch events.

Hopsynth, Darken, and Revive can be found in 500 ml bottle and Cherry in 750 ml bottles in select shops, and will shortly be followed by two revered sours, Prim and Crimson. Alongside these beers, Upland will also bring rare, small batch brews for fans to savor on draught during launch events across all markets. For information on these events and where to find the Upland Sours team, please visit uplandbeer.com. [http://www.uplandbeer.com]

About Upland Brewing Co.

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Upland Brewing Co. has an intriguing brewing story that dates back to 1998. Our mission is to brew remarkable beers in remarkable ways, staying true to the artisan, progressive spirit found in our part of the Midwest. Upland is currently the third largest brewery in Indiana and brews more than 50 different styles of beer annually.

Experience Upland Sour Ales [http://www.uplandsours.com]

Unibroue 25e Blonde de l’enfer (Blonde from Hell) coming to U.S. this week

November 7, 2017 - 8:59am

The award-winning French-Canadian craft brewery offersa “hell” of a beer of Belgian inspiration

(Chambly, CANADA) — This year, Unibroue is celebrating its 25th anniversary and, as a pioneer of brewing Belgian style ales in North America, is honoring its roots by offering its US fan base its own take on a classic style, the Belgian strong golden ale.

As is traditional for this style of beer, inspiration comes from hellish demons due to their lust power and the beer’s deceitful drinkability. 25e BLONDE DE L’ENFER (Blonde from Hell) is such a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It embodies a smooth, balanced beer that is refreshing and easy to drink, but with a surprisingly sneaky 10.5% alcohol which gives it finesse and complexity. It represents the very essence of Canada’s award-winning craft brewery, which has embraced traditional Belgian brewing methods since its first brew in 1992.

25e BLONDE DE L’ENFER is a delicious, complex, smooth ale with malty and citrusy flavors, topped with a pale straw head. The subtle balance of spice, malt, and hop flavors, combined with a fine, champagne-like effervescence, makes it the definitive beer for any Holiday feast, pairing perfectly with chicken or turkey and smoked fish. You can also serve it with soft cheeses (brie or camembert) or even with a sumptuous crème brûlée.

“Unibroue has embraced tradition and craftsmanship since its very beginnings,” explains Jerry Vietz, Brewmaster at Unibroue. “So, I’m thrilled to offer our American fans an authentic, quality beer for the Holidays, the season for warm gatherings with friends and family.”

A pioneer in its field, Unibroue was the first Quebec based craft brewery to offer unique-tasting Belgian style ales in North America, thus paving the way for other talented brewers. In the past 25 years, the team has seen changes and shifts in the beer industry as an opportunity to evolve and reinvent itself, while remaining faithful to its heritage of time-honored Belgian style craftsmanship.

25e BLONDE DE L’ENFER will be available at the beginning of November, for a limited time and only in the U.S. in 12 oz. bottles (four-packs and Sommelier Section variety six-packs), 25 oz. silk screened corked bottles and in Sixtel kegs at Unibroue retailers in the United States, as well as on tap in several bars and restaurants.

About Unibroue
Brewing since 1992, Unibroue is the first brewery of its kind in North America. Located in Chambly, Québec, Canada, it brews over 15 different Belgian style ales and has won more than 315 international medals since its launch. Its refermented ales are brewed using traditional Belgian and European methods, perfected over the past two centuries by Trappist monks. For more information on Unibroue, visit www.unibroue.com.

Portland Oregon’s Bazi Bierbrasserie joins Thirsty Monk family, plans small brewhouse

November 6, 2017 - 9:38pm

[BaziBierbrasserie_Inside_photo credit Stephanie Yao Long of the Oregonian

(Portland, OR) — Bazi Bierbrasserie (1522 SE 32nd Avenue), Portland’s premiere Belgian and European beer bar announced today its plan to join the Thirsty Monk, Inc. family of breweries and pubs.

“It is with much delight that I announce Bazi Bierbrasserie will be joining the Thirsty Monk family, an organization that shares the same passion for Belgian beer and values a sense of community” says Bazi Owner Hilda Stevens. “This provides an opportunity for my employees’ growth aspirations in the service industry while also aligning with an institution that embraces crafting exceptional Belgian-inspired beers and providing a superior customer experience.”

Over the past six years, Bazi Bierbrasserie has become a Belgo aficionado oasis, quickly receiving recognition in hop-centric Portland and at the national level. Bazi Bierbrasserie was named “Top 100 Beer Bars in America” by DRAFT Magazine for three consecutive years, “Top Beer Bars in Portland” by the Oregonian and Thrillist, “Portland No. 1 Soccer Pub” by the Oregonian, and “SE Portland Best Happy Hours” by Willamette Week.

“Bazi and Thirsty Monk have been on such similar paths since inception, with the experiences we offer patrons and seats on the same “Top 100 Beer Bars” lists,” says Thirsty Monk CEO Barry Bialik. “Hilda’s values, attention to detail, and compassion towards her employees resonates strong at Bazi, and those are all shared values of Thirsty Monk that make this addition to our family feel even more natural.”

Stevens will stay on staff at the Portland Thirsty Monk to help though the transition to ensure clientele continues to receive the same level of customer service they’ve come to expect at Bazi. “I’ve lived in Portland for 20 years and I’ll always be grateful for the opportunity to grow a business in such a welcoming community, but after Hurricane Harvey my priorities have changed personally. My intention is to eventually head south to be closer to my siblings and parents in Houston,” she says.

Bazi will officially become part of the Thirsty Monk family in mid-December, and the space will take on the Thirsty Monk name in early 2018. Plans include adding a small batch brewhouse in Portland.

ABOUT THIRSTY MONK

Thirsty Monk, founded in 2008, brews Belgian-Rooted Modern Ales in Asheville, NC, a world recognized craft beer destination. Thirsty Monk currently operates Thirsty Monk Downtown, Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park, Top of the Monk craft cocktail bar, and Brother Joe’s Coffee Pub, all in Asheville. Thirsty Monk is expanding its brewing operation to Denver, CO later this year. Find the company online at monkpub.com.

ABOUT BAZI BIERBRASSERIE

If Monks lived in Portland, this would be their watering hole. Bazi brings centuries of Belgian-inspired beer and food under one roof plus a premium liquor selection. Explore with a nationally recognized Bier-Cocktail or simply sip on a glass of wine. As a Euro-centric establishment Bazi embraces bringing community together through sports. The bar is an official Thorns, Timbers, Liverpool FC and American Outlaws partner, and showcase these and other events on our 114″ HDTV with surround sound. Named “No 1 Soccer Pub” by The Oregonian 2016, “Top 100 Beer Bars in America” by DRAFT Magazine 2014, 1015, 2016 and “Top 10 Best Beer Bars in Portland” by The Oregonian, 2014. Located in the heart of the Hawthorne District, tucked away just off of SE 32nd Avenue. Find Bazi online at bazipdx.com.

Rogue Ales launches Pilots Pale Ale

November 6, 2017 - 8:43pm

(Portland, OR) — Rogue Ales & Spirits will launch Pilots Pale Ale this week as a tribute to the brewery’s ties to the University of Portland. Charged with providing their alma-mater its very own brew, two former Portland Pilots who now work at Rogue Ales, Danny Connors and Anna Abatzoglou, created Pilots Pale Ale. Rogue’s Innovation Brewer Danny Connors is a former Pilot men’s soccer player while Director of Marketing Anna Abatzoglou was a volleyball player on The Bluff.

Hazy golden in color with citrus and blueberry on the nose, Pilots Pale Ale delivers an initial fruity hop flavor and a slight malt sweetness that ends with a crisp bitterness. Sessionable, aromatic and downright delicious, Pilots Pale Ale is the go-to beer for game day or catching up with your old college roommate.

Pilots Pale Ale_Poster-941287-edited.jpg“I’m very excited with this partnership with Rogue Ales, and specifically, the connection with two of our former student athletes,” University of Portland Vice President for Athletics Scott Leykam said. “We are very excited for the launch at this Saturday’s men’s basketball season opener.”

“It’s an honor and privilege to brew Pilots Pale Ale,” said Rogue Innovation Brewer and former Portland Pilot Danny Connors. “School spirit never graduates.”

Rogue Pilots Pale Ale will launch officially at the University of Portland men’s basketball regular season opener against Portland State University on Saturday, November 11th at the school’s Chiles Center. Meanwhile, across town, an official tapping will be held at Rogue Hall which is located next to Portland State University’s campus.

In addition to its availability during home games and on campus, Pilots Pale Ale will be available at Rogue Portland pubs and other establishments starting on November 11.

Watch the story on University of Portland’s TV show “Portside With The Pilots” this Wednesday night at 9pm on NBC Sports Northwest. For more information on the show click here. Check out the preview here.

Rogue Ales & Spirits
Rogue Ales & Spirits is an agri-fermenter founded in Oregon in 1988 as one of America’s first microbreweries. Rogue has won more than 1,800 awards for taste, quality and packaging and is available in all 50 states as well as 54 countries. Since 2008, Rogue has remained committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops, barley, rye, wheat, marionberries, honey, cucumbers, and pumpkins one acre at a time by growing its own.

Ninkasi Ground Control 2017 Space Beer launches this month

November 6, 2017 - 6:31pm

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ground Control and an Exclusive Cask Strength Edition Available at Select Retailers November 2017

(Eugene, OR) — Three years ago, Ninkasi Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery based in Eugene, Ore., set its sights on a beer launch like no other and in July 2014, the Ninkasi Space Program (NSP) took flight. The mission: send brewer’s yeast to space and return it to Earth to brew a deliciously out-of-this-world beer. The result: an Imperial Stout fermented with spacefaring yeast. Back for its third year and available in time for the holiday season, Ground Control Imperial Stout returns this November to 22-ounce bottles, limited draft, and an exclusive cask strength edition.

Brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise, cocoa nibs and fermented with a space-traveled yeast, Ninkasi Brewing released the first edition of Ground Control April 2015. Since then, the beer has gained a following of space and beer enthusiasts alike. “The Ground Control legacy continues to evolve as we discover new ways to play with the nuances of this beer,” says Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi co-founder and founding brewer. “This year, we aged the beer in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels and blended it with 10 percent fresh Ground Control to enhance the characteristics of the cocoa nibs, hazel nuts and star anise.”

The story of Ground Control’s creation began July 2014, with Mission One of NSP. In partnership with the Civilian Space eXploration Team (CSXT) and Team Hybriddyne, Ninkasi loaded a rocket with 16 vials of brewer’s yeast. A series of unexpected circumstances led to tracking issues, leaving the payload lost on the floor of the Black Rock Desert for 27 days. Due to the extreme desert heat, the yeast was not viable for brewing. An opportunity for Mission Two presented itself with UP Aerospace Inc., a private spaceflight corporation, and in October 2014, six vials of brewer’s yeast traveled above Earth’s atmosphere from Spaceport America on an SL-9 rocket. Reaching a maximum height of 77.3 miles above Earth, the payload containing the yeast touched back down and was immediately transported to Ninkasi’s lab to begin propagation and brewing.

“Whether it’s fellow brewers, beer drinkers or space enthusiasts, Ground Control sparks conversations around human exploration and creativity,” says Floyd. “Each year we release this beer we are thrilled to see what new discussions take place and how fans choose to enjoy this Ground Control with others.”

Stay informed about the release of Ground Control by visiting nsp.ninkasibrewing.com or following NinkasiInSpace on Twitter and Instagram.

Ground Control 2017
Ground Control boldly combines local and out-of-this-world ingredients. This rich, complex Imperial Stout is brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs, and is fermented with an Ale yeast that survived a trip to space and back.

This third-edition release is a blend of fresh Ground Control and Ground Control aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels, offering a beer that is ready to enjoy now or suitable to cellar for later.

· Style: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Brewed with Oregon Hazelnuts, Star Anise, Cocoa Nibs, and Ale Yeast Sent Into Space

· Available: November, 2017

· ABV: 10%

· IBU: 50

· OG: 1100

· Malt: 2-Row Pale, Black, Chocolate, Munich, Crystal, Honey, Special Roast, Peated

· Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Comet

· Packaging: 22oz. Bottles, Draft

· Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Utah; Washington; Virginia; Vancouver, British Columbia; and select retailers across the country.

Cask Strength Ground Control 2017
This Cask Strength edition has been aged in Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon Barrels, offering a dangerously smooth and flavorful take on our favorite space beer.

· Style: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Brewed with Oregon Hazelnuts, Star Anise, Cocoa Nibs, and Ale Yeast Sent Into Space

· Available: November, 2017

· ABV: 11%

· IBU: 50

· OG: 1100

· Malt: 2-Row Pale, Black, Chocolate, Munich, Crystal, Honey, Special Roast, Peated

· Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Comet

· Packaging: 22oz. Bottles, Draft

· Distribution: Oregon, Washington

Get the first taste of Ground Control 2017 at these Oregon events!

Ninkasi Space Beer Dinner at OMSI
Nov. 7, 2017, 6pm
Foodies, beer and science lovers unite for the release of Ground Control 2017. Enjoy a beer-pairing dinner created by Bon Appetit’s Executive Chef Kit Zhu and hear from Ninkasi experts about the mission to brew Ground Control. Sample Ground Control 2017 and get an exclusive taste of the Cask Strength edition.
Tickets are available online at https://omsi.edu/calendar/ninkasi-space-beer-dinner.

Space Oddity Ball at the Ninkasi Tasting Room
Nov. 11, 2017, 12-10pm
Join Ninkasi for an out-of-this-world party celebrating the return of Ground Control. This year’s space-themed event will feature an exclusive opportunity to purchase 22-ounce bottles of Cask Strength Ground Control 2017 and a chance to sample Space Flights of all three vintages. Stay tuned to the Ninkasi Facebook page for event details. Free and open to the public.

About Ninkasi Brewing Company
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA to the 33rd largest craft brewery in the United States. Independently owned and operated in Eugene, Ore., Ninkasi’s Flagship beers include Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA, Hop Cooler Citrus IPA, Pacific Rain Northwest Pale, Helles Belles Helles Lager, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout. Ninkasi beers are sold throughout Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Utah; Washington; Virginia; and Vancouver, British Columbia. Committed to community support and giving, Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers donations to 501(c)(3) organizations throughout its footprint. For more information, call 541.344.2739 or visit www.NinkasiBrewing.com.

Odell Brewing Cellar Series transitions to 12oz bottles with release of 2017 Friek

November 6, 2017 - 4:36pm

(Fort Collin, CO) – Odell Brewing’s award winning sour ale has returned in a newly designed 12oz bottle.

The 2017 batch of Friek marks the seventh year of the beer release and the first release of a Cellar Series offering in a 12oz bottle. Since 2006, Odell Brewing has offered their Cellar Series line in 750ml (25oz) bottles. Moving forward, all Cellar Series beers will be packaged and sold as single 12oz bottles.

“After a year of releasing 12oz single bottles like Jolly Russian and Barrel Aged Lugene, we really loved how that volume was the perfect portion for two,” explains Odell Brewing’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Eric Smith. “25 ounces of a Cellar Series beer is a lot of fun when company shows up, but those occasions can be hard to come by. We’re excited to offer 12 ounce bottles and keep things flexible.”

The smaller format also allows the Cellar Series beers to be available at a more affordable price. Brewed with aging in mind, these beers can be enjoyed right off the shelf or tucked away in the cellar and allowed to mature over time.

Friek is a unique blend of framboise (raspberry sour ale) and traditional lambic kriek (cherry sour ale). Each year, multiple generations of kriek ale age patiently in oak barrels, some dating back ten years in the Odell Brewing cellar. Fresh Colorado-grown raspberries are then added to the wild fermented brew just prior to the final blending, creating a subtle sweetness to balance the tart cherry flavors with an effervescent, dry finish.

Coming in at 6.9%, 2017 Friek will be available as a single 12oz bottle across Odell’s 15-state distribution footprint.

About Odell Brewing – Odell Brewing is an independent, family and employee owned regional craft brewery. Since 1989, the culture of family and collaboration has thrived, fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted and innovative brews. Odell Brewing is committed to providing exceptional service to its customers while making positive contributions to their co-workers and community through its outreach and charitable giving programs. Odell Brewing was named the “Best Medium Sized Company to Work For” in Colorado in 2015 and is the 27th largest craft brewery in the United States.

Hi-Wire Dark Berry Sour, Strongman Coffee Milk Stout Mixed 12 Pack coming soon

November 6, 2017 - 4:23pm

(Asheville, NC) – Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing four speciality beers in November. Customers can expect one beer from their Sour & Wild Ale program, and three variants of an old fan favorite.

Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing a Dark Berry Sour (6.9% ABV) on Saturday, November 11th at 12pm from their South Slope Sour & Wild Ale facility | 197 Hilliard Ave. Foeder aged for nine months, and with a total fermentation time of one year, Dark Berry Sour ale was brewed with raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. With notes of dark fruit and grape jelly, this beer is reminiscent of a chocolate covered raspberry. This beer will see limited distribution the second week of November and will be on draft in both of Hi-Wire Brewing’s taprooms beginning November 11.

To round out November, Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing a Strongman Coffee Milk Stout Mixed 12 Pack with three additional variants of the original beer. Featuring Habanero Strongman, Raspberry Mocha Strongman, Single Origin Strongman, plus the Original Strongman Coffee Milk Stout, customers will get three of each in this awesome stout mixed-pack. To celebrate the release, Hi-Wire Brewing will be hosting a Strongman Brunch, Sunday, November 19th at 10am at their Big Top location | 2 Huntsman Place. Customers can enjoy live bluegrass by the No Name Ramblers, a hearty breakfast from Foothills Local Meats, and flights or pints of the Strongman variants offered in the mixed-pack. The menu is as follows:

Brunch Menu:
Two pasture-raised eggs, cooked to order
Sourdough toast with beef butter or biscuit & beer gravy
Choice of Foothills breakfast sausage patties or bacon
Home fries with peppers & onions

Ala Carte options:
Habanero Stout mini beef hand pie
Raspberry Mocha Stout French toast stuffed with bourbon cream cheese

The Strongman Coffee Milk Stout Mixed 12 Pack will see limited distribution in Hi-Wire Brewing’s distribution footprint the second week of November.

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

Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout is back

November 6, 2017 - 4:10pm

(Providence, RI) – Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout, Narragansett Beer’s signature Rhode Island mash-up with the region’s most beloved coffee company, is back for the season. This time around, the bittersweet stout pays homage to its Rhody roots with two new updates.

The beer is now packaged in bright red and yellow cans inspired by the actual Autocrat Coffee packaging and, to top off ‘Gansett’s home state brewing revival, this is the first year that the original Hi Neighbor Mash-Up beer is brewed at the Narragansett Brewery at The Guild in Pawtucket.

Beer info:
Tasting Notes: Dark, smooth and delicious, the beer has an alluring coffee aroma and hints of chocolate malt, midnight wheat malt and crystal malt that deliver a rich and robust taste. Notes of roasted barley, dark chocolate and toffee are complemented by milk sugar that give it a creamy and delectable body.
ABV: 5.3% / 30 IBU’s
SRP: $9.99 – 10.99 per 6-pk of 16 oz. cans
More info: http://www.narragansettbeer.com/beer/autocrat-coffee-milk-stout
Images: http://bit.ly/2zTUzJe

Also, to celebrate Autocrat’s return, ‘Gansett is hosting a series of Breakfast for Dinner events and launch parties in various markets:
· 11/16 – Breakfast for Dinner at the Ocean Mist (Wakefield, RI)
Featuring the Ocean Mist’s famous breakfast menu and a screening of The Breakfast Club on the big screen

· 11/17 – Launch Party at Black Cat Tavern (Philly, PA)
Featuring 4 Autocrat pints and Dessert Perogies

· 11/18-11/19 – Made on Honor Market at Narragansett Brewery (Pawtucket, RI)
Official Autocrat launch party with Autocrat on tap throughout the two-day festival

· 12/4 – Breakfast for Dinner at Trina’s Starlite Lounge (Somerville, MA)
Breakfast served all day with industry service during the day and brunch specials all night

· 12/7 – Pajama Party at Nick’s On Broadway (Providence, RI)
Food offerings from Nick’s award-winning brunch menu, a screening of The Breakfast Club and awards for best pajamas

Hopsters Brewery opening second location in Dec. with 6k-sq-ft space in Boston’s Seaport

November 6, 2017 - 3:02pm

Boston’s Only Brew Your Own Beer Brewery and Brewpub opening in Seaport

(Boston, MA) – Hopsters Brewery – New England’s only craft brewery with brew-your-own-beer experience, bar and restaurant all under one roof – is expanding with a second location, opening December 2017

Located on Sleeper Street in Boston’s Seaport, the new addition is part of Hopsters plan to expand to 16 locations in six years. In Boston, the planned 6,000-square-foot space will feature a 2,000-square-foot brewery and 4,000-square-foot bar and restaurant. Hopsters founder Lee Cooper has built a unique business model that includes a mix of private investors and crowd sourcing. More than 700 investors have raised $1.3 million through www.wefunder.com/hopsters.

“Many of our customers have asked us to expand our brewery and brewing concept, bringing our great local craft beers and food to downtown Boston,” says Lee Cooper. “We believe the Seaport is a great area and excited to debut this concept to the booming area.“

Hopsters Brewing Company offers an unforgettable experience where guests brew their own craft beer in a state-of-the-art community brewery. At Hopsters, beer-lovers are able to make the beer they love and, with the guidance of experienced brew masters, learn more about the different ingredients and techniques to brewing great craft beer.

How Brewing Works:
– Guests schedule up to 12 kettles and create up to 36 cases of beer with custom labels
– Hopsters can accommodate groups of 2 – 200 people at a time.
– Approximate brew time is two hours
– Guests leave their custom made craft beer with Hopsters to ferment for approximately two weeks
– Choose from Hopsters delivery service or self-pickup
– While you’re brewing enjoy the restaurant and our house brewed craft beers

Hopsters Brewery is located at 15 Sleeper Street in Boston, for more information please visit www.Hopsters.Net or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopstersBrew.

About Hopsters

Hopsters, Boston area’s first and only custom craft brewery and restaurant, offers customers the ultimate beer adventure—the opportunity to create a signature hand-crafted beer from scratch. Guided by Hopsters expert staff, aspiring brewmasters have everything they need, from recipes and ingredients to small-batch brewing systems to bottling and storage, for the ultimate personal beer. In addition, Hopsters offers a convivial pub-house atmosphere, featuring local microbreweries and Hopsters’ signature craft beer styles on tap, in addition to fine spirits.

High Water West Meets East coming soon

November 6, 2017 - 2:50pm

(Chico, CA) – High Water Brewing announced in an email on Monday the coming release of West Meets East.

“West Meets East, part of our Calambic series of sours, is brewed with fresh kiwi and kumquat. Coming soon…

West Meets East Barrel Sour Ale pays tribute to the age old harmonious relationship of the Ying and Yang. We added fresh Kiwi and Kumquats, from the groves of California, to our Golden Ale that was aged in wine barrels for one year. The result is a bright and flavorful juxtaposition of sour and sweet with mystifying spicy and palate refreshing qualities. Let your third eye shine.

500ml bottles and 5gal kegs
6% ABV and 10 IBUs”

Heavy Seas and MadTree partner on Wee Heavy beer, Clean Water

November 6, 2017 - 2:30pm

Collaboration unites community partners from Cincinnati and Baltimore

(Cincinnati, OH) – Baltimore-based Heavy Seas collaborated with MadTree to create a new beer with a twist – it uses ingredients sourced from local partners in both communities. Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company from Baltimore worked with Cincinnati’s Deeper Roots Coffee to select and roast two different coffees to use in the beer. Cincinnati’s Maverick Chocolate then supplied the cocoa nibs used in the Scottish ale. Both breweries partnered with the Clean Water Fund and Earth Share Ohio to use this as an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for water management and conservation.

“MadTree has long admired what the Heavy Seas’ crew has been doing so we were excited to be a part of the Partner Ships series this year,” said Ryan Blevins, MadTree head brewer. “It was a blast to take the collaboration to another level by bringing in our favorite coffee roasters to collaborate on the beans used in the beer.”

The Partner Ships series features beers produced in collaboration with other regionally and nationally recognized brewers in the spirit of friendship, creativity, and adventure. For 2017, Heavy Seas is partnered with Union Craft Brewing and Cigar City Brewing in addition to MadTree. The Partner Ships series is brewed at Heavy Seas Beer in Baltimore and celebrates the pioneering spirit of American craft beer today.

The beer will be available on draft and in 22oz bomber bottles at bars, restaurants, and better beer retailers. A series of special tapping events will be held throughout Ohio and Kentucky to raise money and awareness for Earth Share Ohio/Clean Water Fund. See the list of events below:

11/6/2017 Swig (Perrysburg OH) 5 pm
11/7/2017 Cock N Bull (Toledo OH) 7 pm
11/9/2017 Hi and Dry (Cleveland OH) 7 pm
11/10/2017 Musketeers Bar & Grill (Richfield OH) 5 pm
11/10/2017 Quarter Up Bar Arcade (Akron OH) 8 pm
11/13/2017 Barrio (Downtown Cleveland OH) 6 pm
11/14/2017 MadTree Brewing (Cincinnati OH) 4 pm
11/20/2017 Lizardville (Westerville OH) 5 pm
11/21/2017 Pins Mechanical (Columbus OH) 5 pm
11/27/2017 Trolley Stop (Dayton OH) 7 pm
11/28/2017 D20 (Dayton OH) 7 pm
12/6/2017 Arcadium (Lexington KY) 7 pm
12/7/2017 Crazy Fox (Newport KY) 5 pm
12/7/2017 Gypsy’s (Covington KY) 7 pm
12/12/2017 Suzie’s Hot Dogs & Beers (Youngstown OH) 7 pm
12/13/2017 Hop Cat (Louisville KY) 5 pm
12/28/2017 Cappy’s (Cincinnati OH) 5 pm
12/29/2017 16Bit (Cincinnati OH) 6 pm

About the beer:
· Style: Wee Heavy

· ABV: 8.25%

· IBU: 25

· Malts: Golden Promise, Roasted Barley, Double Roast Crystal, Chocolate Rye

· Hops: UK Goldings

· Additions: Ethiopian Harrar coffee, Burundi Mpanga coffee, cocoa nibs

About MadTree Brewing Company
Cincinnati’s MadTree Brewing made history when they opened in 2013 by becoming the first modern craft brewery to can its beer in Ohio. In February 2017 they opened a new $18M brewery, taproom, beer garden, and private event spaces in Cincinnati’s Oakley neighborhood. MadTree is known for focusing more on great tasting beers rather than following traditional brewing style guidelines. Their award-winning beers are distributed throughout Ohio by Cavlier Distributing and throughout Kentucky by Beer House Distributing. For more information about the beers, brewery, and taproom, visit madtreebrewing.com or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

About Heavy Seas:
Established as Clipper City Brewing Co., LP, in 1995, the brewery has focused exclusively on its Heavy Seas branded portfolio of products. Founded by Baltimore beer pioneer, Hugh Sisson (Maryland’s first pub brewer), Heavy Seas sells beer in 19 states plus the District of Columbia. They are best known for their flagship brand, Loose Cannon. For further details go to www.hsbeer.com.

Cascade Sang Royal returns following three-year hiatus, Midnight Bramble due in Dec.

November 6, 2017 - 12:28pm

(Portland, OR) – On Nov. 14, following a three year hiatus, Cascade Brewing will release its highly acclaimed Sang Royal. The beer will be available in 750ml bottles and on draft through Cascade’s regular distribution channels, and at both its Portland pubs.

Sang Royal is a blend of double red ales aged in oak barrels, foudres and puncheons for up to 22 months with Pinot Noir grapes from Oregon’s famed Willamette Valley wine region. The most sophisticated in Cascade’s series of “Sang” projects, Sang Royal captures complex notes of summer berry fruit, plum, cola, earth and spice, with a vibrant acidity and soft tannic structure. It comes in at 9.4 percent alcohol by volume.

Sang Royal is a Tier Two offering; Cascade’s bottles have distinct label styles for each of the three Cascade Brewing pricing tiers, with each label within the tier utilizing distinctive colors to clearly differentiate each beer. The tiers differ by the style of beer used in the product, the type ingredients contained within, the time aged in the barrels and types of barrels used.

Look for the next Cascade beer, Midnight Bramble, to be released in bottle and draft in December.

About Cascade Brewing
Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation. These beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from the acid, the fruit and the residual flavors present in the barrels in which they age. The resulting beers offer a complex array of flavors and aromas derived from with each project year release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade Brewing’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit CascadeBrewing.com and join the brewery on social media @CascadeBrewing. Cheers to the sours; enjoy in a profoundly wise manner.

Summit Brewing Co. reveals 2018 release calendar

November 6, 2017 - 11:31am

(St. Paul, MN) – The highlights:

* Summit Dakota Soul, a Czech-style pils featuring North Dakota barley grown by our founder’s cousins, joins our year-round lineup.
* Summit Keller Pils, rated the number-two pilsner in the world by Paste Magazine in 2016, joins our year-round lineup.
* Summit Shore Sitter, a brand-new traditional white ale, debuts in April and then joins our year-round lineup, too.
* Three new Summit IPAs drop in January with the Summit IPA Collection.
* Summit Lazy Sipper, our 2017 Minnesota State Fair beer, comes to cans and bottles in April.
* Summit Dark Infusion returns, the first Summit Unchained Series beer to do so.
* I’d better stop. You can find the rest below.

[Click calendar above to expand]

2017 was a fun year here at Summit Brewing Co. We debuted new beers and variety packs, we won another silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival®, we launched a renovation of our Beer Hall, and we were named 2017’s Most Underrated Brewery in America by Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine. But now we’ve been sitting on our 2018 brewing plans for months, and we’re tired of keeping everything secret. With that in mind, here’s a month-by-month overview of all the new beers we’re preparing for 2018. And read until the end, dang it, lest you miss news concerning Summit Keller Pils, Lazy Sipper, and Dark Infusion.

January 2018
Entering our year-round lineup starting January 1 is Summit Dakota Soul, a classical Czech-style Pils featuring North Dakota barley. Dakota Soul arrives on draft and in 12-packs of 12-oz. cans, as well as 6 and 12-packs of 12-oz. bottles.

Also dropping in January is a new edition of the Summit IPA Collection, featuring twelve 12-oz. cans. Included are Summit Sága IPA and three brand-new hop-forward brews: Wee IPA, Imperial IPA, and Experimental Hop IPA. Get ready to stage an epic hop raid with these beasts:

* Summit Wee IPA is a heavily hopped, sessionable pale ale with aromas of passionfruit, key lime, and melon. It is available only in the variety box.
* Summit Imperial IPA brings immense aromas of tangerine, stone fruit, and lemon to an 8.5% ABV monster with 105 IBU. It is also available only in the variety box.
* Summit Experimental Hop IPA features big hop flavors of pineapple, coconut, peach, and apricot. It will be available in the variety box and on draft.

Last but not least, Summit Keller Pils is being promoted in January to our year-round rotation, arriving on draft and in 6 and 12-packs of 12-oz. cans. After debuting as a one-time brew in 2016 and returning as a summer seasonal in 2017, we’re excited to finally give Keller Pils the top-billing it deserves.

February
After a busy January, we’ll recover in February with the return of Summit Maibock, available on draft, in 12-packs of 12-oz. cans, and in 6 and 12-packs of 12-oz. bottles.

April
April 2018 will see a new edition of the Summit Boundary Waters Box, a 12-pack of 12-oz. cans built specifically for your cooler. Summit Hefeweizen returns, new beers Summit Golden Fruited Ale and Summit Shore Sitter debut, and Summit Lazy Sipper plans world domination.

* With big fruit additions of genuine peach and apricot, Summit Golden Fruited Ale will be available in 12-oz. cans and on draft.
* Summit Shore Sitter, a traditional white ale, debuts in the Boundary Waters Box and on draft. Come June 2018, however, Shore Sitter joins our year-round lineup in 6 and 12-packs of 12-oz. cans.
* Brewed exclusively for the 2017 Minnesota State Fair, Summit Lazy Sipper features Minnesota-grown ingredients and strawberries from the University of Minnesota’s breeding program. Find it on draft, in the Boundary Waters Box, plus inside 12-packs of 12-oz. cans and 6 and 12-packs of 12-oz. bottles.

August
The Summit Harvest Collection returns in August 2018 as a 12-pack of 12-oz. cans featuring Summit Extra Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, Dakota Soul, and a new limited-release Summit Minnesota Harvest Ale.

* Brewed with ingredients sourced from the state of Minnesota, Summit brewers are still tinkering with the final recipe for Summit Minnesota Harvest Ale. Find it on draft and in 12-oz. cans.

November
The Summit Penalty Box will return in 2018 with Summit Extra Pale Ale and Dakota Soul, plus the debut of Summit Snow Emergency and the return of Summit Dark Infusion.

* Summit Snow Emergency is a new, vanilla-infused take on Summit Great Northern Porter. It will be available in the Penalty Box, on draft, and in twelve-packs of 12-oz. cans, as well as 6 and 12-packs of 12-oz. bottles.
* Summit Dark Infusion, an overwhelmingly popular coffee milk stout that debuted in November 2016, is the first-ever Summit Unchained Series beer to make a comeback. And don’t worry, we aren’t changing a thing. You’ll find it on draft and in 12-oz. cans exclusively inside the 2018 Summit Penalty Box.

November 2018 will also see the release of Summit Union Series 7: 120 Shilling Export Scotch Ale, a small batch aged in wooden hogsheads that will arrive on draft and in 4-packs of 12-oz. bottles.

December
We have a secret and we aren’t telling you what it is.

A Note Regarding the Summit Unchained Series
After 9+ years and 26 unique, one-off beers, the Summit Unchained Series will return in 2018 as a draft-only program available exclusively at the Summit Beer Hall. Though limited in production and distribution, the Summit Unchained Series will continue to allow Summit brewers to showcase their skill and creativity with the best damn ingredients they can find. More information about upcoming Unchained Series beers will be available in the coming months.

A Word from Mark Stutrud
Heading into our brewery’s 32nd year, Summit Brewing Co. Founder and President Mark Stutrud would like to set the record straight: “Continuous improvement is core to Summit, because it’s important for beer to fit with the time and flavor preferences of the people drinking it. We aren’t changing what we do or how we operate — this is what we’ve always done. We’re simply talking about it now, turning up the volume, and refusing to diminish the role we’ve played in establishing standards of flavor and quality in this industry.”

For images of our 2018 Release Calendar, Summit Dakota Soul and our three new IPAs, please click here, and for more information about the rest of our beers, please visit www.summitbrewing.com.

Disclaimer: Just about everything in this release is subject to change, but holy smokes, we hope there aren’t too many updates. That would be a lot of work.

Summit Brewing Company
Founded in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1986, Summit Brewing Company has remained close to its roots, refreshing thirsty folks throughout the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes regions. Currently available in five states, Summit now produces seven year-round premium craft beers, seven occasionals, four seasonal brews, and the limited-release Unchained Series and Union Series. Since our inception, we’ve been a consistent pioneer in the craft beer movement. For everything Summit Brewing, visit summitbrewing.com.

Bell’s Larry’s Latest Sour Ale debut highlights brewery’s 2018 release calendar

November 3, 2017 - 3:10pm

(Comstock, MI) – A new seasonal release, Hopslam mini-kegs and the return of The Oracle – just a sample of the incredible lineup Bell’s Brewery has in store for fans in 2018.

Specialty beers will include a canning line debut, a new series and a special version of a Bell’s classic.

Year-round favorites Two Hearted, Amber, Oarsman, Oatsmobile, Porter, Kalamazoo Stout and Lager of the Lakes will all return.

Bell’s seasonal calendar will again feature Oberon, Best Brown and Winter White. As previously announced, Larry’s Latest Sour Ale will debut early next year subbing in for Smitten Golden Rye Ale.

Oberon fans take note, next year’s release day is set for March 26.

Another exciting addition for 2018 will be the debut of Lager of the Lakes in 12 oz. cans, packaged in 6-packs. Bottles will be officially retired as a packaging option. Lager cans will also start shipping in February.

“With seven year-rounds, four seasonals and more than a dozen specialties, it’s going to be another amazing year of Bell’s beer,” Laura Bell, CEO of Bell’s Brewery, said.

“We will continue to push the boundaries and celebrate what makes Bell’s unique and innovative,” she said. “As with this year’s release calendar, we still reserve the right to announce a few surprises here and there,” she hinted.

New series

In all, at least four new Bell’s beers will debut next year. As part of that, a new series will also come to life for the first time.

“Hell Hath (No Fury) was always meant to be a trilogy of beers. That dream is finally becoming a reality,” Larry Bell, Bell’s President and Founder, said.

Brewed along the lines of a Belgian-inspired stout, Hell Hath No Fury is a Dark Ale that will be released between two new companion beers.

Road to Hell will be released first in July, followed by Hell Hath No Fury in September and then Sympathy for the Devil in November.

Both additions to the new series will feature label art from southwest Michigan native and celebrated artist, David Coverly. He also illustrated the Hell Hath No Fury and Bell’s Java Stout labels that are still used today.

Increased availability
Sparkleberry Ale, a fan favorite since it debuted at Kalamazoo Pride in 2013, will head to the Bell’s canning line for the first time in June. A Belgian-style Tripel brewed with raspberries, Sparkleberry will be released in 16 oz. cans, packaged in 4-packs.

30 years in the making
Last but not least, another Bell’s milestone will be celebrated in 2018.

30th Anniversary Cherry Stout Reserve will be released in May, commemorating the debut of Bell’s Cherry Stout in 1988. This celebratory beer will be a special version of one of Bell’s signature stouts made with cherry juice sourced from Michigan’s Traverse City region. It is another testament that speaks to the honor of being Michigan’s oldest craft brewery.

Additional details will be shared on Bell’s social media and website as they become available.
Bell’s beer fans are encouraged to follow Bell’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for the latest news and release info.

Month by month releases (and packaging options)
January: Hopslam (Double IPA) – 12 oz. cans packaged in 6-packs, draught and mini-kegs (5L); Larry’s Latest Sour Ale – 12 oz. bottles packaged in 6-packs and 12-packs, on draught and in 16 oz. cans packaged in 4-packs.

February: Consecrator Doppelbock – 12 oz. bottles packaged in 6-packs and on draught.

March 26, 2018: Oberon Release Day – American Wheat Ale in 12 oz. bottles packaged in 6-packs and 12-packs, 12 oz. cans packaged in 12-packs, 16 oz. cans packaged in 4-packs and draught.

April: Hopsoulution (Double IPA) – 12 oz. bottles packaged in 6-packs and on draught.

May: Oberon mini-kegs (5L); Pooltime Ale (Belgian-inspired Wheat Ale made with cherry juice) packaged in 12 oz. cans in 6-packs and on draught; 30th Anniversary Cherry Stout Reserve – 12 oz. bottles packaged in 4-packs and on draught.

June: Quinannan Falls (India Pale Lager) – 12 oz. cans packaged in 6-packs and on draught; Sparkleberry Ale – 16 oz. cans packaged in 4-packs and on draught.

July: The Oracle (Double IPA) and Road to Hell – 12 oz. bottles packaged in 6-packs and on draught.

August: Special Double Cream Stout (Sweet Stout) – 12 oz. bottles packaged in 6-packs and on draught.

September: Bell’s Octoberfest Beer (Märzen), Third Coast Old Ale (Barleywine), Expedition Stout (Russian Imperial Stout), Hell Hath No Fury … Ale (Dark Ale) – all 12 oz. bottles packaged in 6-packs and on draught; Roundhouse (India Red Ale) 12 oz. cans packaged in 6-packs and on draught; Best Brown (American Brown Ale) – 12 oz. bottles packaged in 6-packs and 12-packs, on draught and in 16 oz. cans packaged in 4-packs.

October: Cherry Stout and a Bell’s coffee stout to be announced at a later date – both in 12 oz. bottles packaged in 6-packs and on draught.

November: Christmas Ale (Scotch Ale) and Sympathy for the Devil – both released in 12 oz. bottles packaged in 6-packs and on draught; Winter White (Belgian-inspired Wheat Ale) – 12 oz. bottles packaged in 6-packs and 12-packs, on draught and in 16 oz. cans packaged in 4-packs.

December: Eccentric Ale – 12 oz. bottles and on draught (Bell’s General Store and Eccentric Café release only).

ABOUT BELL’S BREWERY, INC.

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

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

Deschutes Jubelale, The Abyss, Hop Henge and Red Chair up next in special releases

November 3, 2017 - 2:24pm

(Bend, OR) – Deschutes Brewery shared news with the media following the regarding beers this week: Jubelale (October); The Abyss (November); Hop Henge Imperial IPA (December); Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale (January) & Special releases: Sonoma Pride Porchata (November); Black Butte Porter Whiskey (November). More info on these below…

Jubelale

When: October – December

What:  Seasonal (12-ounce bottles and draft)

A work of art in more ways than one, Deschutes Brewery’s winter seasonal, Jubelale, is celebrating its 30th bottling this year. For the first time ever, the  packaging will feature not one piece of artwork, but a series of custom snowflake themed illustrations by Bend, Oregon artist MaryLea Harris . Each snowflake, the artist says, is “unique and full of complexity and detail” – just like the beer inside the bottle. Jubelale differs from many of Deschutes Brewery’s other beers in its malty and dried fruit character, along with the use of EKG hops which have a light herbal and spice quality.

 

Where:  Available everywhere where Deschutes is sold

 

The Stats:  6.7% ABV | 65 IBUs

 

The Abyss (x3)

 

When:  November

What:  Reserve Series (22-ounce wax-dipped bottles and draft)

Perhaps one of the most lauded beers in Deschutes Brewery’s rich lineup, The Abyss is beloved by many for its immeasurable depth and complexity. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate. This year, in addition to the Imperial Stout that fans have come to love, Deschutes’ brewers mixed it up and added two more limited edition versions of the beer. One is 100% barrel aged in tequila barrels and the other 100% aged in rum barrels. These are extremely limited! 

 

Where:  Available in limited quantities wherever Deschutes is sold

 

The Stats:  11.1% ABV | 80 IBUs (for The Abyss, not specialty versions)

 

Release Parties!

Both of our pubs are celebrating the long-awaited arrival of The Abyss in November. Bottles will be available for sale, along with special paired beer inspired brunch options that will knock your socks off! The barrel-aged versions will be available in extremely limited quantities in our pubs in mid-December. Check out details for both releases on our website! 

Hop Henge Imperial IPA

 

When: January  (year round, in 6-packs)

What: Bond Street Series (12-ounce bottles and draft)

For several years, Deschutes Brewery’s Hop Henge Imperial IPA has been dubbed experimental – as brewers annually redesign the beer with a different blend of hops, ingredients and techniques. It seems they’ve finally landed on a version on which we all can agree, and that’s why this beer is being added to the brewery’s year-round offerings. Featuring Chinook, Cascade, Centennial and Galaxy hops, this beer is the culmination of a long and tasty investigation of hoppy goodness.

 

Where:  Available everywhere where Deschutes is sold

 

The Stats:  8.3% ABV | 90 IBUs

 

Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale (NWPA)

 

When:  January – April

What:  Seasonal (12-ounce bottles and draft)

A consistent national and international award-winner, this brew was named after a classic lift chair at Deschutes Brewery’s home mountain of Mt. Bachelor in Central Oregon. However, it’s not necessary to carve any turns to enjoy this beer’s subtle aromatic seduction. The citrus punch of a big IPA, minus the one-dimensional hop sledgehammer. Several select European and domestic malts round out the edges for a complex, copper-colored brew. Like its namesake ski lift, it’s an insider’s ride to fresh thrills.

 

Where:  Available everywhere Deschutes is sold

 

The Stats:  6.2% ABV  |  60 IBUs

 

Release Party!

Each year, our Bend pub celebrates the arrival of Red Chair with a special visit from the big guy himself – Santa Claus. Sitting on a real red chair pilfered from a ski lift, Santa cheers adults with a toast and kids with help on their Christmas list. Stay tuned for a date and time on this event by checking the event page on our web site .

Sonoma Pride Porchata

To help support victims of the devastating fires in northern California, Deschutes brewers at the Portland, Oregon, pub have created Sonoma Pride Porchata, a milk porter spiced with cinnamon, vanilla, almond and cardamom. The beer will be released and on tap at Deschutes Brewery’s Portland pub in November, with a portion of each pint sold going to help those in need after the tragic fires in Sonoma County.  

 

Sonoma Pride was originally conceptualized by Russian River Brewing Company in July 2015 to celebrate the bounty and greatness of Sonoma County.  Under the dire circumstances the area is facing, they have redirected use of the Sonoma Pride name to help those in need. Several leading breweries have joined the program, brewing special beers for the cause. 

 

Black Butte Whiskey: Coming Soon!

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was this limited edition whiskey. The delicious result of a collaboration between Bendistillery and Deschutes Brewery, this malt whiskey – which has been double distilled from the wash of Black Butte Porter – will be released later this year in bottles and for purchase by the glass at both our pubs.

 

Black Butte Whiskey was first released in 2016 and sold out in 29 minutes. The 2017 version was aged in new #4 char American oak barrels, and the resulting liquor retains the malty, chocolatey notes of Black Butte Porter while gaining woody, earthy flavors from the oak. The body is full while the spirit drinks dry and clean. We’re practicing patience until we discover the exact release date, which we will share as soon as the experts tell us this coveted liquid is ready!

Founders CBS set to return after six-year hiatus

November 3, 2017 - 1:51pm

[Photo credit: Founders Brewing Company]

(Grand Rapids, MI) – Founders Brewing Co. announced to fans on Monday some big news regarding the long-anticipated return of CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout). See below…

Last bottled in 2011, CBS has become one of the most highly sought-after beers in the world and for good reason. It’s damn good. You all have been very vocal in petitioning for its return and it would’ve been cruel for us to hold out any longer in delivering on that.

CBS will be available everywhere, including our Grand Rapids taproom, on draft and in 750mL bottles beginning on December 1. It will have a suggested retail price of $24.99 a bottle.

Similar to our annual release of KBS, CBS will be released via an online ticket sale. More info coming in the public announcement next week!

You can read more and get alerts to posts from Founders by signing up for the brewery’s free “cadre” program.

Hangar 24 PugaFest celebrates Pugachev’s Cobra 2017 release

November 3, 2017 - 12:13pm

(Redlands, CA) – Hangar 24’s 2017 version of Pugachev’s Cobra has arrived and early tastings of our premier Barrel Roll offering are showing it to be as rich and decadent as ever. Come celebrate the release on Nov. 11 as our day-long PugaFest celebration takes place at the Redlands Taproom. PugaFest is free of charge and will take place from 1-10 p.m. on Nov. 11.

There will be 14 different versions of Pugachev’s Cobra on hand for this one day only. Varieties include aged version of Pugachev’s Cobra releases from previous years, as well as unique variants that only will be available at the event. Bottles of 2017 Pugachev’s Cobra will also go on sale, just in time for your Thanksgiving celebration later this month, to give away as an ideal Christmas gift, or just to have on hand aging in your basement. Pugachev’s Cobra can also be enjoyed now as it has already aged eight months in bourbon barrels.

Pugachev’s Cobra is a Russian Imperial Stout, jet black with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee and the perfect complement of bourbon. Aromas are of chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, licorice and dark fruits. The 2017 version clocks in at 15 percent ABV and the 750 mL corked-bottle format makes it perfect for sharing with friends or family.

Be one of the first to try it at PugaFest, a celebration that will include music from bands like Orange County’s Poor Man’s Change, and local favorite Zentonic. There will be food from Tom’s Smokin’ Hot BBQ, and coffee from Augie’s Coffee Roasters in Redlands.

Note: The Redlands Taproom will be closed from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 11 for a private event.

About Hangar 24 Craft Brewery

Hangar 24 is an independently owned craft brewery with locations in Redlands and Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The company produces a diverse award-winning line of beers ranging from the best-selling Orange Wheat to the exclusive barrel-aged Barrel Roll Series, including the renowned Pugachev’s Cobra. Visit hangar24brewery.com, or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Anchor Christmas Ale returns for 43rd holiday season

November 3, 2017 - 11:28am

(San Francisco, CA) – Anchor Brewing Company announces the release of its 2017 Anchor Christmas Ale. A smooth and creamy winter warmer with rich flavors of cacao, toffee and roasted nuts, and subtle hints of honey and herbal spice, this year’s brew marks the 43rd annual release of this Anchor tradition.

In 1975 Anchor released the first holiday beer in America since Prohibition. Every year, Anchor creates a new, secret recipe with a completely unique label for their Christmas Ale, but the intent with each brew remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life. With a heavily guarded, secret recipe, Christmas Ale (6.7% ABV) is sold only from early November to mid-January. This highly anticipated seasonal delight is complex and full in flavor, with a velvety texture and an alluring aroma of coffee and roasted wood.

“This year’s Christmas Ale has a strong malt profile that is enhanced with wintry spices,” said Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “The beer pours a deep, dark, mahogany brown with a creamy, tan head. It has flavors of creamy bittersweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and toasted nuts, with a rich, smooth, velvety mouthfeel. This is the third year in a row that we peeled back the layers of spices, taking some ingredients out and making those remaining stand out even more. In the meantime, we added more specialty malts, some that we’re using for the first time. The combination of malts, spices, and hops add layers of complexity to the beer and bring this year’s ale to a new level.”

Along with an evolving recipe, Christmas Ale portrays a new label every year. Since ancient times, trees have symbolized the winter solstice when the earth, with its seasons, appears born anew. This year’s tree is the Santa Lucia fir. Extremely rare, it is native and limited to California’s Santa Lucia Range along the central coast of California. The tree on this year’s label was hand-drawn by Bay Area artist James Stitt, who has been creating Anchor’s Christmas Ale labels since 1975.

Anchor Christmas Ale is perfect for cozy nights by the fire, and it pairs well with holiday fare, whether it is a roasted turkey dinner, sweet potato pie, or roasted chestnuts. A beloved tradition for many Anchor fans is to collect multiple years of Christmas Ale. The beer’s wintry spiced flavors evolve over time, making vertical tastings an interesting and tasty holiday activity. Christmas Ale should be stored in a dark and cool place for the best results.

Christmas Ale is available in 6-packs and gold-foiled 50.7 oz. magnum bottles, as well as on draught in select stores, bars, and restaurants including Anchor Public Taps and the Anchor Brewing Taproom in San Francisco.

For more information on the history of Anchor Christmas Ale, please watch the following video: Anchor Christmas Ale Video. Find a brew near you using the Anchor Beer Finder.

Learn more about Anchor Brewing at www.anchorbrewing.com or follow @anchorbrewing on social media.

About Anchor Brewing Company
Anchor Brewing Company’s roots date back to the California Gold Rush making it one of America’s oldest breweries. Its Anchor Steam® Beer is San Francisco’s original since 1896. In 1965, Fritz Maytag acquired and revived the struggling brewery at a time when mass production of beer dominated and seemed unstoppable. Maytag started a revolution in beer that originated today’s craft beer movement. An undisputed icon, Anchor is America’s first craft brewery where beers are handmade in our traditional copper brewhouse from an all-malt mash. At Anchor, we practice the time-honored art of classical brewing, employing state-of-the-art methods to ensure that our beers are always pure and fresh. We know of no brewery in the world that matches our efforts to combine traditional, natural brewing with such carefully applied, modern methods of sanitation, finishing, packaging and transporting. To learn more visit www.anchorbrewing.com.

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