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Budweiser releases Super Bowl LII ad spot, showcasing emergency water program

January 26, 2018 - 9:59am

[Anheuser-Busch unveils long term commitment for natural disaster relief by adding its Fort Collins, Co brewery to the emergency water program by the end of 2018. ]

(St. Louis, MO) – Today, Budweiser released its Super Bowl LII commercial showcasing Anheuser-Busch employees, who together over the past 30 years have helped provide over 79 million cans of clean drinking water in response to natural disasters. The commercial will be timed with a new company commitment to add a second brewery to its emergency water program to increase its disaster relief efforts by the end of the year.

Employees are the driving force behind the Anheuser-Busch emergency water program, which is centralized in its Cartersville, GA brewery. Together with the help of century-long partner, the American Red Cross, they deliver safe, clean drinking water to cities affected by natural disasters. In 2017 specifically, donations supported those in Houston, Puerto Rico, California and Florida. The same production and logistical capabilities used to can and deliver beer across the country makes the company uniquely equipped to do its small part by providing a vital necessity – clean drinking water.

Anheuser-Busch will continue doing its small part to help in times of need, and in 2018, the company will add its Fort Collins, CO. brewery to its emergency water program in an effort to deliver water more quickly when disaster hits.

“Anheuser-Busch has a long history of giving back and not only are we continuing to support in the short-term but we also want to use our upcoming 30th anniversary of the emergency water program to announce our long-term commitment for natural disaster relief,” said Bill Bradley, vice president of community affairs at Anheuser-Busch. “By adding our Fort Collins, CO. brewery to the program, we believe we can make an even greater impact.”

Budweiser, no stranger to the Super Bowl stage, is proud to turn the spotlight on its employees to recognize their participation in the Anheuser-Busch emergency water program. The one minute commercial takes viewers into the Cartersville brewery and features Kevin Fahrenkrog, General Manager of the brewery and an Anheuser-Busch employee for nearly 30 years. Fahrenkrog is joined by more than 20 of his colleagues in the commercial, representing the thousands of Anheuser-Busch employees responding to natural disasters each year.

“This is a story about the incredible people behind our iconic brand,” said Ricardo Marques, vice president of marketing for Budweiser. “Budweiser is one of the most highly anticipated brands on Super Bowl Sunday and we couldn’t imagine a better stage to celebrate employees and build on our long-term commitment for disaster relief.”

Over the past 100 years, Anheuser-Busch has partnered with the American Red Cross to support local communities affected by natural disasters. Most recently, they shipped cans of emergency drinking water to the communities hit by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the California wildfires.

“The American Red Cross relies on the generosity of our volunteers, donors and partners to fulfill our lifesaving mission,” said American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern. “Thanks to the support of Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) members like Anheuser-Busch and its dedicated employees– who shipped nearly 3 million cans of emergency drinking water to disaster-hit areas last year – the Red Cross can immediately respond to the needs of people affected by disasters whenever and wherever they strike.”

To bring the commercial to life, Budweiser tapped 5-time Grammy nominated musician, Skylar Grey, to create a custom rendition of the iconic song “Stand by Me.” In addition to her musical contribution, a portion of proceeds from Grey’s single will be directly donated to the American Red Cross.

The creative for Budweiser’s commercial is led by DAVID the agency, out of Miami. To learn more about the Anheuser-Busch emergency water program and how you can help, please visit http://www.budweiser.com/en/stand-by-you.html.

About Budweiser
Budweiser, an American-style lager, was introduced in 1876 when company founder Adolphus Busch set out to create the United States’ first truly national beer brand – brewed to be universally popular and transcend regional tastes. Each batch of Budweiser stays true to the same family recipe used by five generations of Busch family brewmasters. Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavorful, crisp and pure beer with blended layers of premium American and European hop aromas, brewed for the perfect balance of flavor and refreshment. Budweiser is made using time-honored methods including “kraeusening” for natural carbonation and Beechwood aging, which results in unparalleled balance and character.

Coronado Stingray IPA Day takes place on January 26th

January 26, 2018 - 9:28am

(San Diego, CA) – Coronado Brewing Company’s popular Stingray IPA Day is back for a third year – this time with two limited-edition, draft-only variations of the dangerously smooth Stingray IPA. On Friday, January 26, over 140 bars across the country will be tapping fresh Stingray, and some will offer specially brewed variations: Sorbet Stingray (Soursop fruit + Tangerine) and Double Dry-hopped Stingray. Coronado is excited for this to be the largest Stingray IPA Day yet, with accounts across the country holding promotions, talking beer and educating people about this award-winning IPA.

The brewers had fun getting creative with the variations for this event. Sorbet Stingray features a healthy addition of soursop fruit and tangerines for a flavor profile that is reminiscent of sorbet. The soursop provides soft notes of pineapple, banana and papaya, while the tangerine accentuates the citrus flavors imparted from the blend of hops. Double Dry-hopped Stingray is an intensified version that features double the dry-hop for double the aroma.

“The hallmark of Stingray IPA has been its dangerously smooth drinkability and intense tropical profile,” says Mark Thiesen, Head Brewer, Coronado Brewing Company. “This year we wanted to capitalize on that by creating two special variations that accentuate those tropical flavors. Sorbet Stingray and Double Dry-hopped Stingray offer fun twists on our classic IIPA, but the underlying beer is very much still Stingray.”

This year’s Stingray IPA Day will feature more than 140 participating accounts across the country. In addition, Coronado Brewing’s three locations will have a Stingray IPA Day promotion that includes Happy Hour deals on Stingray all day long, a special flight of the three variations and a Stingray IPA cask. The company is also hosting a social media contest, encouraging fans to tag themselves on Instagram using the hashtag #StingrayIPADay for a chance to win a Coronado Brewing prize pack.

For more information about Stingray IPA Day, or to find a participating location near you, please visit https://coronadobrewing.com/stingray-ipa-day/. Stay Coastal. Cheers.

Stingray IPA:

Style: Imperial IPA

ABV: 7.9%

IBU: 60

Package: 12oz cans, 12oz bottles, 22oz bottles, draft

Availability: Coronado’s distribution network

About Coronado Brewing Company

In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers, Ron and Rick, opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. Today Coronado Brewing stays true to its San Diego roots, brewing a diverse portfolio specializing in abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales, available in 19 US states and 12 countries. In addition to the long-established pub in Coronado, the company operates a tasting room inside its San Diego production facility, and a tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, California. Coronado Brewing Company is the proud recipient of one of the brewing industry’s most prestigious awards—World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for a Mid-Size Brewing Company, 2014.

Arizona Strong Beer Festival 2018 set for Saturday, February 10th

January 25, 2018 - 7:53pm

[Sponsored / Paid Press Release:]

18th Annual Celebration of Craft Beer with 150 breweries and over 500 top craft beers on tap.

If you attend any craft beer festival in the Phoenix area all year, this should be it. From hoppy selections such as Faced IPA from Freak’N Brewing Company in Peoria, to malty good brews like Machine Gun Teddy from Goldwater Brewing in Scottsdale, and mouth-puckering sours like Cloud People from Crooked Tooth Brewing in Tucson, the brews at this fest are sure to please. There is something for everyone. Many will be strong in flavor — as well as specialty styles and unique, just-for-this-event brews. Festival-goers will have a chance to sample from over 150 breweries in Arizona and across the country. Each ticket holder will receive a commemorative tasting cup and drink tickets. Food is available for purchase. Attendees will also have the chance to research each beer appearing at the festival to map out their tasting plan of attack through the “Untappd” app.

Live Music Lineup:
CatFish Mustache, Kung Fu Grip with Joel Maze, The Hour Glass Cats, Good Rust, Black Bottom Lighters

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To compliment the incredible beer line up, the Strong Beer Festival will also feature a smorgasbord of Arizona’s best food vendors, including El Jefe Tacos, Gorilla Cheese Truck, Doughlicious, Bourbon Jacks Wood Fired Grill and the Hungry Monk, in addition to several other dining options that will be on site.

Strong Man Games will be available.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit us.

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This is a Rain or Shine Event. No Refunds will be given.
Your name doesn’t need to match the ticket. Attendees must be 21 or over.

The do’s, don’ts & common sense:
You must present your ticket and ID (You must have a printed ticket or have a mobile device with the Eventbrite app and be able to display ticket purchase!).
Ticket holders must present a drink ticket for each beer as in accordance with Arizona liquor laws.
Backpacks, containers, outside food are not permitted (pretzel necklaces allowed). Sorry, no pets. Yummy beer-friendly food is available for purchase. Absolutely no weapons are allowed into the event. Simply put, let’s use the common sense rule: If you’re asking yourself ”I wonder if I can ________,” play it safe and don’t do it/ bring it. Let’s have fun!
*Water – Empty water bottles will be permitted into the festival. In an effort to conserve and create a “green” event the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild have several self-serve water stations.
* VIP admission begins at 11:30 am (Designated Drivers arriving with VIPs will also be admitted at 11:30 am!) * General admission begins at 1 pm * Event ends at 5 pm.

Last Pour: 4:30 pm. This is per Phoenix City Code and is a contingency on our license to hold this Event.

* Ticket purchasers and all guests must be 21 or over
* Valid picture ID must be presented for admission. * This is a rain or shine; no refunds allowed * Tickets will be limited to avoid overcrowding.
All general admission tickets include admission, one 4-ounce commemorative tasting mug and 40 tasting tickets (each good for one 2-ounce beer taste). Food is available for purchase.
All VIP Tickets include one 4-ounce commemorative tasting mug, 40 tickets, early entry, food, reserved seating area, restrooms.
Send all Vendor requests to EventManager@CraftBeerAZ.com.
All Media requests to PR@CraftBeerAZ.com.

Anchor Brewing, Golden State Warriors partner up on new California Lager packaging

January 25, 2018 - 6:24pm

[Photo Credit: Anchor Brewing Company]

(San Francisco, CA) – Anchor Brewing Company announces its continued partnership with the Golden State Warriors with the release of new, limited-edition California Lager packaging that highlights the Warriors’ “Strength in Numbers” campaign. A flavorful, easy-drinking golden lager for the Golden State, Anchor California Lager® (4.9% ABV) is the perfect brew for game time or anytime.

There is strength in the numbers that Anchor Brewing and the Golden State Warriors share. 1971: The year the Warriors became the Golden State Warriors, and the year Anchor Brewing began bottling its flagship beer, Anchor Steam®. 2018: The reigning NBA Champion Golden State Warriors are one of the most recognizable teams in sports, and Anchor Brewing is known worldwide for its timeless and unique beers, like Anchor California Lager.

“We have always been huge fans and we’re thrilled to continue our partnership with the Golden State Warriors,” said President and CEO of Anchor Brewing, Matt Davenport. “Our number is two—that’s how many years California Lager has proudly carried Golden State Warriors packaging, and how many years until we get to call the Warriors neighbors in San Francisco. We hope Warriors fans will enjoy cheering on the home team with this limited edition Anchor California Lager.”

Anchor’s roots go back to the Gold Rush, long before icehouses and modern refrigeration made traditional lagers a viable option in California. In 1876, thanks to an ice pond in the mountains and a belief that anything is possible in the Golden State, a little brewery named Boca created California’s first genuine lager. In 2013, Anchor introduced Anchor California Lager as a revival of this historic beer.

“Anchor Brewing has thoughtfully brought our Strength in Numbers campaign to life with this creative and Warriors-centric packaging,” said Warriors Chief Marketing Officer Chip Bowers. “The Warriors and Anchor Brewing both have a deep connection to California and the Bay Area; this is a fun way for fans of both brands to celebrate the team and our mutual love for California.”

The 2018 limited-edition packaging reflects the Warriors’ Strength in Numbers campaign and their logo, a span of the iconic San Francisco—Oakland Bay Bridge, in their signature yellow and blue colors. It is available from January-June 2018 and again from October-December 2018 in 6-pack bottles in the extended Bay Area, including Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Francisco County, Marin County, Merced County, Monterey County, Napa County, San Benito County, San Joaquin County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Solano County, Sonoma County, and Stanislaus County. You can find a brew near you by using the Anchor Beer Finder. A variety of Anchor beers are also available at the Oracle Arena where the Golden State Warriors play.

Learn more about Anchor Brewing at www.anchorbrewing.com and 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.

Texas Craft Brewers Guild launches CraftPAC in effort to change Texas beer laws

January 25, 2018 - 5:30pm

(Austin, TX) — The Texas Craft Brewers Guild is excited to announce the launch of CraftPAC, a political action committee (PAC) created to protect the rights of Texas breweries and champion common sense, 21st century legislative reforms.

It’s a testament to the quality of Texas craft beer, the pioneering spirit of Texas brewers, and the passion and thirst of Texans that there are currently more than 200 craft breweries operating in Texas. However, the state only ranks 46th out of 50 nationwide in number of breweries per capita. There’s plenty of room for craft beer to grow in Texas, but archaic, anti-competitive beer laws hold the state back and have had a chilling effect on the industry’s growth.

Championing job growth, increased economic impact, and expanded consumer freedom, CraftPAC will mobilize the whole Texas craft brewing industry and its community of fans to stand up for fixing the state’s beer laws. It’s time for equitable laws that will allow the Texas craft brewing industry to fairly compete on the national stage, attract more entrepreneurship and investment, and see an untapped rise in craft beer tourism.

“It is time to shine a light on the broken beer laws in Texas,” Texas Craft Brewers Guild Executive Director Charles Vallhonrat said. “The Texas Craft Brewers Guild has led organized industry efforts at the Capitol and conducted stakeholder outreach and concerted advocacy work for years to drive a legislative agenda that would modernize beer laws in Texas. But, it is time to let the public know that we are dealing with arcane laws written in the 1930s and 1970s that do not reflect current market conditions. We want to get the public involved in developing a craft beer landscape that is responsive to their interests.”

Up until now, Texas craft brewers have simply been outgunned by the Texas beer wholesale lobby which has made more than $18 million in political contributions over the last ten years. In return, this kind of influence has led to the Texas legislature passing anti-competitive, regressive beer laws including House Bill 3287 (2017) which sets a dangerous precedent of wholesaler interference in brewery taprooms. This bill passed despite opposition from the Texas Craft Brewers Guild and more than 15,000 craft beer drinkers who signed the Guild’s petition and contacted their legislators to voice concerns. Senate Bill 639 (2013), another damaging law on the books, prohibits breweries from selling their distribution rights to wholesalers (even though wholesalers are then allowed to turn around and sell these rights to one another). This law has resulted in a lawsuit against the state that is poised to be heard by the Texas Supreme Court.

Numerous bills, filed over the last decade, that would legalize to-go sales from production brewery taprooms rarely even receive a committee hearing because of wholesaler influence. These to-go sales are legal for Texas wineries, distilleries, and brewpubs, not to mention breweries in 49 other states. Consumers not only desire, but have come to expect to-go sales. Ending this arbitrary and discriminatory prohibition against Texas breweries is one of the most urgent legislative priorities of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild and a key goal of CraftPAC.

Ultimately, CraftPAC is a brewer-led effort for the craft beer community to counter the enormous financial influence of beer wholesalers on Texas politics through grassroots fundraising and advocacy.

“The wholesale lobby has exerted massive influence in the state legislature by contributing tens of millions of dollars to elected officials,” CraftPAC Board Chair and Austin Beerworks Co-Founder Adam DeBower said. “If the Texas craft brewing industry is ever going to achieve its full potential, it has to play on the same field as the wholesalers. CraftPAC provides an opportunity for Texas craft brewers and beer consumers to vote not just with their dollars out in the marketplace, but also in the halls of the state Capitol.”

As the 2019 legislative session and TABC Sunset review approach, CraftPAC will support legislative candidates, ballot initiatives and pieces of legislation which positively impact the growth and sustainability of the Texas craft beer industry while opposing legislative candidates, ballot initiatives, and legislation which seek to hold the industry back.

The craft brewing industry had a $4.5 billion impact on the Texas economy in 2016, contributing the equivalent of 26,506 full-time jobs. The Texas Craft Brewers Guild and CraftPAC are fighting to make this impact multiply by making Texas the greatest beer state in the nation!

Connect with CraftPAC:
Website: craftpac.org
Facebook: facebook.com/craftpactx
Twitter: twitter.com/CraftPAC_TX
Instagram: instagram.com/craftpac_tx

About CraftPAC:
CraftPAC is a Texas-based general purpose Political Action Committee (PAC) founded by members of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. It is a Board of Directors led organization formed to protect the rights of Texas craft breweries and champion common sense, 21st century legislative reforms. To learn more about CraftPAC visit www.craftpac.org.
About the Texas Craft Brewers Guild:

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild exists for the purpose of promoting Texas craft beer, educating the public about the qualities and attributes of craft beer and advancing the common interest of Texas craft brewers. The Guild’s Board of Directors hail from craft breweries in all the major metropolitan regions of the state, as well as different brewery types and sizes to represent the Guild’s over 200 brewery members throughout the state, including operating breweries, as well as those that are in the advanced planning stages. The Guild also welcomes allied trade and retail members who support the craft brewing industry. To learn more about the Texas Craft Brewers Guild visit texascraftbrewersguild.org.

Spencer Brewery announces 2018 calendar, Peach Saison as first beer in Fruit Series

January 25, 2018 - 4:58pm

(Spencer, MA) – St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, MA is home to the first certified Trappist Brewery outside of Europe. The monks and brewmaster at Spencer Brewery have developed and received approval to produce and sell eight different beers, ranging from classic Trappist ales to traditional German-style lagers from the International Trappist Association. The Peach Saison is the latest beer to receive approval and is the first in the brewery’s new Fruit Series.

Spencer’s Peach Saison is a light, refreshing, sessionable ale. Naturally carbonated through bottle-conditioning, its delicate peach flavor is highlighted through sparkling carbonation producing a fresh, clean taste (4.3% ABV).

The introduction of a Fruit Series at The Spencer Brewery seemed natural to the monks as their monastery has been home to Trappist Preserves for the past sixty-three years. Having produced thirty different varieties of jams, jellies, marmalades, preserves and conserves this new brewery offering taps into decades of knowledge from working with fruit.

Spencer Brewery Director Fr Isaac tells of the excitement the brothers had about the two businesses working together. “Trappist Preserves Quality Control Manager Br. Francis was delighted to assist us in the selection of the peaches to use in our Peach Saison.”

The Spencer Brewery’s Peach Saison will be available at retail in four packs, as well as on draft throughout The Spencer Brewery’s distribution network after February 12, 2018. We hope it is enjoyed, pairing with family and friends.

About The Spencer Brewery
Spencer, MA is home to St. Joseph’s Abbey, a community of Trappist monks who follow the Benedictine counsel of ora et labora (pray and work). One of the ways the monks support themselves and their charitable outreach is by brewing and selling the beer that they make in The Spencer Brewery, located within the monastic enclosure. The Spencer Brewery opened in 2013 and is the first certified Trappist brewery located outside of Europe. Spencer brews both traditional bottle-conditioned Belgian style ales, like their European brothers, as well as American Craft beer styles. The Spencer Brewery team is excited about launching their new Fruit Series during 2018.

San Diego Brewers Guild welcomes 2018 Board of Directors and Leadership Team

January 25, 2018 - 4:27pm

The Capital of Craft plans for new events and educational initiatives in 2018

(San Diego, CA) – America’s finest craft beer community had a thriving 2017. To drive awareness for the importance of independently owned beer, the San Diego Brewers Guild (SDBG) executed various educational initiatives, which included revamping sdbeer.com and launching a research partnership with the College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos. Enter 2018: the nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting San Diego’s more than 130 independent craft breweries is pleased to announce its president and leadership team as well as preview what’s in store for the current year.

Annually, all incoming board of directors are voted in by SDBG brewery members, and officers are appointed by the previous year’s directors. The goal is to build a team that is representative of the varying brewery sizes and beer barrel production (i.e. 90 to 380,000+ barrels) found in San Diego. Paul Sangster, co-founder & brewmaster of Rip Current Brewing Company, will have a one-year term as president. Sangster, whose brewery produced 1,050 barrels of beer in 2016, is succeeding Jill Davidson from Pizza Port Brewing Co. as she transitions into the role of president emeritus.

“I’m thrilled to be serving as president for 2018 and continuing the momentum that Jill, the leadership officers and all SDBG members have helped create in past years,” explains Sangster. “As the ‘Capital of Craft,’ we have much to celebrate in San Diego, ranging from medal-winning breweries to our international reputation and commitment to independence. This year, we’ll be building on our existing programs that help consumers know the importance of independent breweries while also introducing completely new features.”

Comprised of an executive director, six leadership positions and seven board of directors, SDBG events, programs and other initiatives are spearheaded by the following individuals:

Leadership Team:
President – Paul Sangster, Co-founder & Brewmaster, Rip Current Brewing Company
Vice President – Terry Little, Co-founder & CEO, Bear Roots Brewing Co.
Secondary Vice President – Lee Doxtader, Co-founder, San Diego Brewing Co.
President Emeritus – Jill Davidson, Sr. Sales & Brand Development Manager, Pizza Port Brewing Co.
Treasurer – Bryan Carpenter, Senior Audit Manager, LevitZacks CPA
Secretary – Todd Colburn, Founder & CEO, Higher Gravity Brand Advocates

Board of Directors:
Candace Moon (aka the Craft Beer Attorney), Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Dande Bagby, Owner & Director of Pub Operations, Bagby Beer Co.
Kris Anacleto, CEO, Booze Brothers Brewing Co.
Matt Zirpolo, President, Burgeon Beer Co.
Rachael Akin, Co-founder & Brand Czar, Benchmark Brewing Co.
Rick Chapman, Co-founder & President, Coronado Brewing Co.
Terry Little, Co-founder & CEO, Bear Roots Brewing Co.

Executive Director: Paige McWey Acers
Legal Counsel: David Moore, Attorney, Moore & Skilljan Attorneys at Law

On the horizon for 2018
In 2017, the official website for the San Diego Brewers Guild, sdbeer.com, was redesigned to feature a more user-friendly interface that allows visitors an easy option for finding a brewery, beer event and simply learning more about the region’s craft beer offerings. Whether a resident or visiting tourist, guests are able to search San Diego breweries on the site by browsing the map or using a current location. New for 2018, more features will be added to sdbeer.com along with an iOS/Android mobile application (launching in Spring 2018) to further assist with easily navigating through and enjoying delicious beers from the Capital of Craft.

Beer festival devotees can still look forward to SDBG’s popular annual events, including Rhythm & Brews (May 2018) and San Diego Beer Week (November 2-11, 2018). The organization’s highly attended festivals will continue showcasing an impressive array of craft beer offerings, which are to be served alongside new-and-improved elements added to this year’s celebrations.

Additionally, last year, SDBG joined forces with California State University San Marcos’ College of Business Administration and developed the “Economic Impact of Craft Breweries in San Diego County.” The study found that the region’s craft brewers produced an impressive economic impact of $870 million in output and contributed more than $100 million in taxes in 2016. This research will be revisited and released in 2018, ultimately providing more current data and expanding to include other topics.

Stay tuned for more information on 2018 events and educational initiatives, as full details will be shared later this year! For more information about the San Diego Brewers Guild, visit sdbeer.com or follow @SDBrewers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (facebook.com/SDBrewersGuild).

About San Diego Brewers Guild
Founded in 1997 by a group of brewers dedicated to the growth of craft beer, the San Diego Brewers Guild is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization comprised of allied brewery members, tradespeople, and various goods and services providers. Since its founding, the Guild’s mission is to promote awareness of local, independently brewed beer via education, events and community involvement. San Diego (aka The ‘Capital of Craft’) is home to more than 130 independent craft breweries and continuously garners attention for its medal-winning beer styles and positive international reputation. For more information about the San Diego Brewers Guild and its members, visit sdbeer.com or follow @SDBrewers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (facebook.com/SDBrewersGuild).

Rogue Chocolate Stout, Double Chocolate Stout return ahead of Valentine’s Day

January 25, 2018 - 2:43pm

(Newport, OR) – Dark, viscous and bursting with cocoa, Rogue’s chocolate stouts are showing their love more than ever this February. With a fresh redesign of Chocolate Stout and limited release of Double Chocolate Stout, Rogue’s chocolate beers are ready to be adored all over again. Now looking as chocolatey as it tastes, Rogue Chocolate Stout’s label dons a pint glass full of chocolate candy. Double Chocolate Stout, dressed in a bright red painted bottle is back just for the month of February.

“It’s like there are chocolate bars in your beer,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce. “These stouts are dedicated to all the hardcore chocolate fans out there.”

Ebony black with a rich, creamy head and an earthy flavor of oats and hops that gives way to a rich chocolate truffle finish, Rogue’s chocolate stouts are ready to be loved. Chocolate Stout is available in its newly designed 22oz bottles and on draft starting in February. Double Chocolate Stout in 750ml bottles and on draft only throughout the month of February. For more images of Rogue’s chocolate stouts, click here. Find these beers with the Rogue Beer Finder and visit rogue.com for more information on growing the Chocolate Beer Revolution.

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

Michigan Brewers Guild announces 2018 Board of Directors

January 25, 2018 - 1:33pm

(Kalamazoo, MI) – The Michigan Brewers Guild recently elected its 2018 Board of Directors at its annual meeting, January 13, at the Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza Hotel. Each board position is a two-year term, elected in alternating years (4, 3).

The conference was a record-breaker in many ways for the organization, with more than 525 attendees and 112 vendors in the Allied Member Trade Show. The Guild also reported a record 245 member breweries during the Annual Meeting—an increase of 22 members since the previous January.

This year, four people were elected to the Guild board:

Ryan Cottongim, Owner of Witch’s Hat Brewing Company in South Lyon, was re-elected to serve his second term on the board, and will serve as the Guild’s Secretary.
Scott Newman-Bale, Vice President of Short’s Brewing Company in Bellaire, was re-elected to his fifth term and will once again serve as the Guild’s Treasurer.
David Ringler, Owner of Cedar Springs Brewing Company in Cedar Springs, was elected to his first term on the board.
Chas Thompson, Beer Engineer at Schmohz Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, was appointed in 2017 to fill a vacancy on the board and he was elected to his first term on the board.

Additional board members include:

Eric Briggeman, Director of Brewing Operations at Rochester Mills Production Brewery, continues his seventh term on the board and will serve his eleventh year as Guild President.

Isaac Hartman, “Ambassador of Great Beer” from New Holland Brewing Company, continues his fifth term on the board of directors.

Garry Boyd, Managing Partner at BarFly Ventures (HopCat & Grand Rapids Brewing) continues his second term on the board and chairs the organization’s sustainability and quality committees.

The Michigan Brewers Guild is the network of innovative and passionate brewers that serves as the recognized advocate for the Michigan craft beer industry. The mission of the Guild is to promote and protect the Michigan craft beer industry with an overarching goal to help craft beer acquire 20% of the market by 2025.

Michigan’s thriving brewing industry conservatively contributes more than $144 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $600 million. In terms of overall number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #6 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”

Two Roads SHOP Pale Ale series named exclusive passenger in Beer Bus Can Variety Pack

January 25, 2018 - 11:52am

(Stratford, CT) – Two Roads Brewing Company is excited to announce a new Beer Bus variety 12 pack format—each bus will have three year round beers plus a unique SHOP (specialty hop) pale ale made with a rotating featured hop.

The SHOP series is the first Two Roads pale ale (ABV 5.5%) to be released in the market and will let beer drinkers experience and enjoy interesting, new or exciting hops that will be rotated every 1-2 months.

“The SHOP series evolved in our small batch pilot brewery in 2015,” said Director of Brewing Operations John Rehm. “Some very exciting, new flavors and aromas are being developed in hop fields throughout the world and we wanted to get them into our beers. The SHOP series lets us showcase the diversity of hops as well as our culture of innovation at Two Roads.”

“There is no doubt that certain hop varieties contribute very different characteristics. Some hops are decidedly ‘fruity,’ some are ‘herbaceous,’ while others are ‘earthy,’ ‘steely’ or ‘woody,'” added Two Roads Master Brewer Phil Markowski. “Just like wine grape varietals, certain hops work quite well on their own while others benefit from blending with other hop varietals. It is this sort of synergy that we will be featuring in our new canned SHOP series.”

The new format Beer Bus Variety Pack will be available starting in mid-January and the first SHOP Pale Ale will feature Comet and Galaxy hops. In addition, the variety pack will feature a 12oz. can version of Road 2 Ruin Double IPA for the first time ever. Two other Two Roads beers—No Limits Hefeweizen and Worker’s Comp Farmhouse Ale—will fill in the other seats on the Beer Bus.

More information on the SHOP Specialty Hop Pale Ale can be found at www.tworoadsbrewing.com/SHOP

ABOUT TWO ROADS BREWING
Two Roads opened its doors in December 2012 having earlier acquired and renovated a 100-year-old vacant, brick factory building in Stratford, CT. Its name and philosophy are inspired by the Robert Frost Poem “The Road Not Taken”—a philosophy brought to life in the beers they create using the highest quality brewing and packaging equipment. The Two Roads Brewery Tasting Room is open every day; for more information go to www.tworoadsbrewing.com.

Lucky Traveler Blackberry Shandy released earlier this month

January 25, 2018 - 11:45am

(Burlington, VT) – Some people keep rabbits’ feet on their person. Others don’t wash their socks all season long. Salt has been thrown over too many shoulders to count. As we make that transition from winter to spring, Traveler Beer Company is bringing their drinkers a brand-new twist of fate, Lucky Traveler Shandy, an American craft wheat ale made with real blackberries and aptly named to be the perfect accompaniment to getting lucky.

This brand-new style will be available to take drinkers throughout the first months of the year when luck has a special seat at the table. It’s the beer to drink when watching a certain game that starts with “S” and ends with “L,” or while cheering on with patriotic pride during a specific international, bi-annual series of winter competitions. And for those looking for a little luck to pair with their Valentine’s Day dinner, Mardi Gras celebrations or St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans, Lucky Traveler is the full-flavored, low ABV option.

“With Lucky Traveler, we’re shining a light on all of the exciting things happening over the first few months of the year as we head into the warmer days of spring,” said Jasen Holly of Traveler Beer Company. “People are looking forward to celebrating Mardi Gras, they’re looking for a little luck on Valentine’s Day and they’re enjoying the luck of the Irish on St Patrick’s Day; these are traditions that we can all get excited about as we come out of the dark days of winter. We brewed Lucky Traveler to celebrate these things and maybe bring a little luck along the way!”

The Traveler Beer Company creates innovative Shandys, inspired by the European pub classic. Instead of mixing ale with lemonade or a citrus soda, Traveler Beer’s American wheat ales elevate the recipe by brewing with real fruit, making for a remarkably refreshing beverage.

Lucky Traveler will be available in 6- or 12-packs of cans and on tap at bars and restaurants nationwide, in fresh, limited batches wherever craft beer is sold. Lucky Traveler will be available alongside Traveler Beer’s year-round style, Traveler Grapefruit Shandy made with real grapefruit.

ABOUT TRAVELER BEER COMPANY

The Traveler Beer Company is a craft beer venture based in Burlington, Vermont, and was launched in 2012 with the mission of combining European Shandy-inspired refreshment with American ingenuity to create a line of craft beers that are both fun and refreshing. The Traveler Beer Company is an A&S Brewing Collaborative brand, a subsidiary of the Boston Beer Company. For more information, visit www.TravelerBeer.com.

The Traveler Beer Co., Jolly Traveler, Aloha Traveler, and Jack-O Traveler are registered delight trademarks of The Traveler Beer Company.

Crooked Stave Sour Rosé cans release set for Feb. 2, Colorado distribution to follow

January 25, 2018 - 11:33am

(Denver, CO) – Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is excited to announce its newest can release “Sour Rosé”, a 4.5% ABV wild ale fermented in oak barrels on second-use raspberries and blueberries. Sour Rosé will be available in the state of Colorado starting at the beginning of February.

Primary fermented with our mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria, Sour Rosé undergoes fermentation in large oak foeders on second-use raspberries and blueberries. Showcasing bright effervescent characteristics, Sour Rosé is the perfect sour beer for all seasons and occasions. Unfiltered and naturally wild, each can is packaged with a small amount of yeast to maintain maximum freshness for wherever life’s adventures take you.

“Releasing a traditional sour beer in a can that primary ferments in oak upwards of 4 months before being packaged, marks a new chapter for the brewery as a leader in the creation of wild and sour beers. As the first brewery to release a 100% oak-aged sour beer in cans, we are continuing to grow upon our commitment of educating consumers about Brettanomyces by putting these beers into consumer-friendly packaging at a reasonable price point,” states Chad Yakobson, Crooked Stave Owner and Brewmaster.

Sour Rosé six-packs can be purchased in the Crooked Stave tasting room on Brighton Blvd starting Friday, February 2nd, 2018 and throughout the state of Colorado starting Monday, February 5th, 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.

Ska Rue B. Soho Grapefruit Lager hits wide distribution

January 25, 2018 - 11:16am

(Durango, CO) — Ska Brewing is excited to announce the release of Rue B. Soho, a refreshing lager brewed with cascade hops and grapefruit (5.1% ABV). Rue B. Soho, Ska’s first new release of 2018, marks the only 2018 release for Ska that will be distributed throughout all of their markets.

“This beer has seen enormous success in our tasting room this past year,” said Kristen Muraro, director of sales and marketing at Ska. “It would be nothing short of selfish not to share it with the world, or at least our friends in the 10 other states we’re distributed in.”

With Rue B. Soho, Ska is building off the success of the brewery’s other popular lagers, including their award-winning Mexican Logger which shares the same yeast. Muraro said the uber-clean lager strain is the secret to showcasing the Ruby Red citrus and the classic grapefruit character of Cascade hops.

“At first your nose is treated to the aroma of bright and crisp citrus, followed by a tart and light taste of grapefruit juice and carbonation on your tongue,” said Muraro. “It’s lightly acidulated, and at only 20 IBU’s (International Bitterness Units), it is incredibly refreshing.”

Rue B. Soho will be available in 12 oz and 6-pack cans and will be available beginning Friday, January 26. A release party featuring the music of Buster’s Ghost will kick off the release at Ska’s Durango World Headquarters at 5:00 pm. Look for many other kickoff events happening widely throughout February across all of Ska’s markets of distribution.

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About Ska Brewing

Based in Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing was founded in 1995 and produces over a dozen award-winning beers. Pioneers in the canned craft beer movement, Ska Brewing is known for an array of styles in 12 oz cans including Modus Hoperandi, Mexican Logger, Euphoria and Pinstripe. For information (a lot of it), music, and a good time, visit www.skabrewing.com. Plug in to the latest updates, beer releases and shenanigans at facebook.com/skabrewing and twitter.com/skabrewing.

Schlafly Northeast IPA, up first in Hop Allocation Series, marries East Coast and Midwest

January 25, 2018 - 10:00am

The Saint Louis Brewery unveils the juicy plans for this year’s hop-forward series with Northeast IPA

(St. Louis, MO) — Schlafly Beer announces today the release of Northeast India Pale Ale, the first beer in the 2018’s Hop Allocation Series. Part of the collection that features different hop-forward beers throughout the year, the Northeast IPA (8.0%, 35 IBUs) is a new brew for the line. Schlafly Beer’s take on the ever-growing popular style is a fresh, bold, unfiltered beer. Its bouquet of hops forges a true, welcoming flavor to the beer’s fruity aroma and juicy finish.

“The Hop Allocation Series gives us a chance to show how different brewing techniques and combinations of hops can offer a distinct IPA experience with each new release,” says Founding Brewer Stephen Hale. “We utilize kettle boiling and the process of fermented dry-hopping to create this Northeast IPA. We’ve had a lot of requests for this style so we’re excited to see how our consumer responds to the release.”

Schlafly’s Northeast IPA can be purchased on draft or in six-packs of bottles at the Bottleworks or Tap Room locations. The six-packs will also be available across Schlafly’s distribution region ($9.99) as well as on draft at select on-premise locations. For more on Schlafly Beer’s distribution, visit www.schlafly.com/beers/distribution. Future releases in the Hop Allocation Series include the return of hop-forward favorites of Rye IPA, American IPA, Double IPA and Tasmanian IPA as well as another new beer with India Pale Lager this summer.

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 120 hop varietals, 95 malts and grains, 30 different spices and fruits and 10 separate yeast 18 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.

Bad Lab Beer Co. hosts New Hampshire’s first annual Stout Month

January 25, 2018 - 9:28am

(Somersworth, NH) – HELLO DARKNESS…Bad Lab Beer Co. is hosting NH seacoast’s 1st annual Stout Month: a 28-day celebration of darkness throughout the entire month of February. With a minimum of 9 tap lines dedicated to dark brew, they will be featuring a curated selection of beers from 30+ different breweries, along with 7 of their own.

In addition to brews on tap, Bad Lab will be releasing a limited amount of specialty 4packs of Corinth, a Maple Coffee Milk Stout. Guests can also revel in the darkness at one of the many events happening at Bad Lab each week.

“We’ll be hosting a beer-centric live art exhibit, inviting guest brewers to host our weekly Tuesday beer school classes, throwing a decadently dark Valentines Day party, and more,” said Evan Eppler, Bad Lab brewpub General Manager, “For us, it’s about bringing the community together on the coldest days of winter to drink good beer and spend time with one another.”

Friends of Bad Lab at Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery in Colorado and Fort George Brewing in Oregon have been hosting Stout Months of their own for years. When Bad Lab reached out to discuss the possibility of taking the concept to the east coast, they all agreed that Stout Month should happen everywhere there is a February.

Guests can expect to drink brews alongside many of the seacoast’s local brewers and taste beers from both near and far. To RSVP, invite friends, and learn more about Bad Lab’s 1st annual Stout Month, check out their Facebook Event Page and stay up-to-date on new tappings by following their social media channels.

About Bad Lab Beer Co | Bad Lab Beer Co. is a Somersworth, NH based brewpub where science and art meet. It’s a place where calibrating the ideal water chemistry is just as important as the music being played during fermentation. They are off-beat, curious, and on a mission to produce high quality balanced beers that we can all enjoy. Currently, Bad Lab is available at the brewpub, as well as on draft and in bottles throughout NH and southern Maine.

Visit Bad Lab Beer Co. | 460 High St. Somersworth, NH 03878

Red Hare Soft J IPA added to year-round portfolio

January 25, 2018 - 9:03am

(Marietta, GA) – Red Hare Brewing Company, the oldest microbrewery in Marietta, Georgia, announced that it will be making the Soft J IPA a permanent beer as part of its year-round offerings. Soft J joins the line-up which includes Gangway IPA, SPF 50/50, Long Day Lager, and Gem City Classic.

Soft J is a New England-style IPA that starts off with a super fruity nose and matched with a hazy pour. It hits your tongue with blasts of orange and tangerine, while a delicate bitterness carries through to the finish. This soft, creamy, y-uicy IPA is proof that words, beer, anything can start with a soft j. No fruit or flour was harmed in the making of this beer! Soft J is made with Two-Row Barley, Oats, Wheat, and Marris Otter malts, along with Amarillo, Idaho 7, and Citra hops; 69 IBU, 6.8% ABV.

Red Hare Brewery is located at 1998 Delk Industrial Blvd. Marietta, GA 30067. The taproom is open Tuesday- Friday from 3PM-8PM, and Saturdays from 12PM-8PM. More information can be found at www.redharebrewing.com, or on Facebook @RedHareBrewing.

Second Self Bleeding Heart, a red velvet cake-inspired beer, back for Valentine’s Day

January 25, 2018 - 8:45am

(Atlanta, GA) – Second Self Beer Company’s latest release is Bleeding Heart (6.9% ABV, 27 IBU), an amber ale just in time for Valentine’s Day. One of Second Self’s most popular seasonals year after year, Bleeding Heart is inspired by the classic Southern dessert red velvet cake and is brewed with cocoa and vanilla.

Bleeding Heart finds a balance between sweet, malty flavors and hops. Like red velvet cake, cocoa adds color and a touch of bitterness, while vanilla acts as the icing on top. The beer will be available through the end of March.

Suggested pairings for the beer include steak, roasted butternut squash, gorgonzola cheese, and a loved one to share it with. 

Bleeding Heart is currently available on draft and in cans at Second Self’s taproom in Atlanta (1317 Logan Circle NW), and in bars, markets, and restaurants throughout Georgia and Alabama.

ABOUT SECOND SELF BEER COMPANY

Co-founders Jason Santamaria and Chris Doyle started Second Self as a home brewing experiment a decade ago and released their highly acclaimed beers to the public in fall 2014. The two met at Georgia Tech and bonded over a shared passion for good beer. Chris went on to work at Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewery and earned his certificate from the American Brewers Guild Craft Brewers Apprenticeship program. Jason has a background in food and business. Second Self’s beers are brewed with fresh ingredients like blue ginger and lemongrass (never dried ingredients or extracts), and each beer is designed to be paired with food. Second Self recently opened an expanded taproom at their Westside brewery.

RiverWalk Golden Axe Lager just tapped

January 25, 2018 - 8:25am

(Newburyport, MA) — Riverwalk Brewing Co. released their newest Helles-style lager named Golden Axe. The single malt brew uses 100% Blue Ox Vy-enna small batch malt. The resulting biscuity malt character blends perfectly with a slight hop spiciness creating clean floral notes. Available now in their taproom for draft and growlers fills.

Stats: 4.75% ABV / 25 IBU

About RiverWalk Brewing
Locally brewing our unique style of complex, yet balanced, craft beer in Newburyport, MA since 2012. Our approach is rooted in brewing history and blended with our worldly vision for what beer can be. RiverWalk recently opened a new, larger taproom and brewery. The 20,000 square foot space houses a 30 barrel brewhouse, taproom featuring twelve rotating taps, beer-
inspired food menu and a private events room.

40 Parker Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
www.RiverWalkBrewing.com

Ground Breaker Paddy Porter debuts this month

January 24, 2018 - 11:21pm

Portland, OR – The first 2018 release from 100% dedicated gluten-free Ground Breaker Brewing has arrived. Medium bodied with a thick creamy head, Paddy Porter is made with roasted chestnuts, roasted lentils, cacao nibs, and dark roasted rice malt from Eckert Malting.

“We’re always looking for additional ingredients to integrate into our brewing process,” said James Neumeister, Head of R&D at Ground Breaker. “When we first began distributing in California I visited Jim and tried his beers. Since then it’s been an aim of ours to find a place to use his malted rice products.”

Releasing a porter has been a goal of Ground Breaker since first opening in 2011. “Dark beers are the most challenging beers to brew gluten-free,” said Tyler Kueber, Head Brewer at Ground Breaker. “Some of the flavors and aromas can be difficult to achieve without barley. With Eckert’s rice malts we are able to bring a lot of that complexity to the beer.”

Paddy Porter will be available on draft and in a 22 ounce bottle.
It begins shipping to Ground Breaker territories the last week of January.

About Ground Breaker Brewing
Ground Breaker Brewing is a gluten-free craft brewery and gastropub founded in 2011. They are dedicated to crafting 100% gluten-free beer; using ingredients which are naturally gluten-free and allowing no gluten in their facility. Ground Breaker has won a medal in the gluten-free category at the Great American Beer Festival® each year they have entered. The gastropub is located at 2030 SE 7th Ave. in Portland, OR. Ground Breaker’s beers are distributed in the following territories: OR, WA, ID, CA, VT, ME, MA, RI; in BC and AB, Canada; and Japan.

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Owner Jim Eckert, a homebrewer for more than 40 years and a professional agriculture researcher for 30 years, began experimenting with malting rice when his wife learned she had an intolerance for gluten. Based out of Chico, California, Eckert Malting & Brewing was the first maltster in the world to malt and roast rice for brewing.

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HUB Walla Walla Wheatwine is first beer released in new New Win-Win Series

January 24, 2018 - 10:23pm

Walla Walla Wheatwine Uses 100% Salmon-Safe Ingredients; It is the First of 12 Original HUB Beers in 2018 to Feature Ingredients from Eco-Champion Businesses

(Portland, OR) — Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Northwest and member of 1% for the Planet, today announces the new Win-Win Partnership Series of beers. The first in the series is Walla Walla Wheatwine, available now on draft and in 22-ounce bomber bottles, until it runs out at all HUB pubs.

The Win-Win Series is born from the goal to experiment with flavors while highlighting Hopworks’ strong relationships formed over the last decade with businesses focused on sustainability. Each beer in the series features ingredients from businesses that share HUB’s commitment to protecting the environment. Craft beer fans and eco stewards can take part in this win-win scenario by picking up a new limited-edition partner beer each month throughout 2018.

The partner business for Walla Walla Wheatwine is the nation’s first supplier of Salmon-Safe certified malt — Mainstem Malt in Walla Walla, Washington. Brewed with 100% Salmon-Safe ingredients including wheat and barley from Mainstem, Mt. Hood and Crystal hops, and HUB’s fruity yeast strain, this full-bodied beer can be enjoyed now or cellar aged. At 10% ABV, this complex wheatwine-style ale has a smooth mouthfeel and rich, bready flavor.

Upcoming Win-Win beers will also feature tasty flavor profiles from sustainably sourced ingredients. Morning Vibes Imperial Latte Stout will be released on February 1. It features organic coffee from B Corp coffee roasters, Nossa Familia Coffee.

“It has always been our goal to make world-class beer, as sustainably as possible,” said HUB Brewmaster and Founder, Christian Ettinger. “The new Win-Win partnership helps us shine a spotlight on special ingredients and great companies who want to make a positive impact on the planet. As someone who spends time in the great outdoors where salmon depend on clean water and a healthy ecosystem to thrive, Walla Walla Wheatwine holds special meaning. It is great to make great beer and do good at the same time.”

“Mainstem Malt supports supply chain water conservation and rural development efforts with its high-quality, single-origin malt. It’s an honor to see our products flow so beautifully into this Walla Walla Wheatwine,” said Phil Neumann, Mainstem founder. “The dry-farmed grain bill boasts Walla Walla wheat from H.T. Rea Farms and Athena barley from Johns Ranch. When folks drink this beer, they support two family farms using Salmon-Safe water conservation practices for landscape-scale change. Cheers to HUB and the next 11 eco-champions!”

“We are thrilled that Hopworks is kicking off the Win-Win Series with this special cellar-worthy Salmon-Safe beer. Walla Walla Wheatwine is the first packaged beer brewed with 100% Salmon-Safe ingredients,” said Dan Kent, Salmon-Safe Co-Founder and Executive Director. “What makes it even more special is it is brewed in Portland, the first city in the world to achieve the third-party designation for its systematic approach to improving water quality and restoring salmon habitat.”

To learn more about 1% for the Planet and how to get involved, visit: http://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/index.php. For more information about Salmon-Safe, visit: http://www.salmonsafe.org

About Hopworks Urban Brewery

Hopworks Urban Brewery strives to revolutionize and inspire the brewing industry with practices that drive quality, protect the environment and improve the community we live in. Utilizing organic malts and a combination of locally-sourced, organic and Salmon Safe hops, the company’s 20-barrel brewery in Portland produces 13,500 barrels of beer and cider a year for HUB’s brewpubs and for distribution throughout the West. Hopworks is a family-owned and operated business, the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest and a gold-level bike friendly business. More info at: hopworksbeer.com

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