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Two Roads Igor’s Dream Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout lands at brewery on January 27

January 24, 2018 - 9:52pm

(Stratford, CT) – When Two Roads opened in late 2012, they knew they wanted to honor Stratford, Connecticut’s legendary hero and aviation pioneer, Igor Sikorsky.

Sikorsky not only revolutionized aviation by inventing the helicopter, he also designed dozens of innovative fixed wing airplanes. Each year, to celebrate his amazing legacy, Two Roads creates a very special commemorative beer named “Igor’s Dream”—a Russian Imperial Stout which is an appropriate style given Igor Sikorsky’s Russian heritage.

And like Igor himself, who took the road less traveled when he fled the Russian Revolution and arrived in America in 1919, Two Roads takes the “Road Less Traveled” when making this beer. The recipe starts as a classic Russian Imperial Stout but veers off the beaten path by using a healthy dose of malted rye and by then aging it in rye whiskey barrels until ready.

January 27th will mark the sixth annual brewery-only release of Igor’s Dream in 750ml cork and cage bottles. The doors will open at 10 am and bottle sales will be from noon until 2 pm. 900 bottles of 2018 Igor’s Dream will be sold at $20 per bottle with a three bottle per customer limit.

This year, two new “copilots” will be joining the flight formation: 2018 Igor’s Dream aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels with Cocoa Husks and 2018 Igor’s Dream aged in Cherry Bitters Barrels. The cocoa husks add a subtle chocolate flavor to the beer while cherry bitters yield a rich blend of oak and cherry mingled with the full bodied stout. Only 250 bottles of each of these varietals are available for sale at $25 per bottle. Also available will be a limited quantity of 2014, 2015 and 2017 Igor’s Dream vintages at $25 per bottle. Varietals and vintages have a one bottle max per style available to consumers.

Igor Day isn’t just about the beer though; it’s about celebrating Stratford’s role in aviation history. Ten percent of our tap room sales will be donated to the Sikorsky Archives and to the Connecticut Air & Space Museum. Members of the Sikorsky family will be on hand to autograph bottles and share aviation lore with customers. Master Brewer Phil Markowski will also be signing bottles as will Ryan Pancoast, the accomplished artist who painted the Igor’s Dream label art.

Draft of all three 2018 Igor’s Dream versions as well as select vintages of Igor’s Dream will be on tap in the brewery tasting room while supplies last. Two food trucks will be parked outside as well.

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.

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Breakside Brewery expands California distribution with Delta Pacific Beverage

January 24, 2018 - 7:38pm

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Delta Pacific Beverage Partnership Extends to East Bay, South Bay and Central Valley

Partners with Delta Pacific Beverage; Launch events slated for East Bay, South Bay and Central Valley during San Francisco Beer Week

(Portland, OR) – Breakside Brewery (http://www.breakside.com) and Delta Pacific Beverage (http://deltapacificbev.com) have partnered to distribute the Oregon-based brewery’s innovative, award-winning beers to several areas throughout California including South Bay, East Bay and Central Valley. They will kick-off the new partnership with a series of region-wide launch events planned for early February during San Francisco Beer Week in cities around the region.

“Expanding down the I-5 corridor was a natural for us, and in Delta Pacific, we have a distribution partner that fits our values and vision,” said Scott Lawrence of Breakside Brewery. “Delta Pacific came highly recommended and, after a couple of meetings, we knew we would be successful together, not to mention being able to sit down and enjoy a beer together at the end of the day.”

The new distribution will encompass 14 counties ranging from Santa Clara all the way to Fresno and Tulare. This grows the brewery’s California presence beyond its 2016 launch with Mussetter Distributing farther north in the state.

Starting later this month, 22-ounce bottles and draft will be available throughout the new area, including core year-round offerings such as: Breakside IPA, two-time winner in the highly competitive American-style IPA category at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF); Wanderlust IPA, a golden IPA made with five different hops and also a GABF award winner; and Breakside Pilsner, a traditional German-style lager with clean bitterness. Beginning in late March, six-packs of Stay West IPA and Pilsner will also be available, along with a seasonal lineup of the brewery’s creations.

Chris Dunn of Delta Pacific said, “We pride ourselves on having one of the most unique craft beer portfolios in Northern California, so we are especially excited in this upcoming relationship with Breakside Brewery. This award-winning brand will be well-received in such a distinctive and expansive market, and we can’t wait to share these beers!”

The teams at Breakside and Delta Pacific have a series of launch events planned for the Central Valley, as well as the East and South Bays during San Francisco Beer Week, including:

Thursday, February 8
* 4-7 p.m.: Pita Kabob (http://www.pitakabob.com/locations/) Gastropub, Visalia
* 8-midnight: Goldstein’s Mortuary and Delicatessen (https://www.facebook.com/goldsteinsbeer/) , Fresno

Friday, February 9
* 6-close, Churchkey (https://www.churchkeymodesto.com/) , Modesto

Saturday, February 10
* 1 p.m., Beer Thirty (http://www.beerthirtysantacruz.com/) , Santa Cruz
* 4-9 p.m., The Good Hop (https://www.thegoodhop.com/) , Oakland

Sunday, February 11
* 5:00-9:30 p.m., Whole Foods (https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/dublin-ca) , Dublin
* 2-4 p.m., Taplands (http://www.taplands.com/) , Santa Clara
* 4:30-8 p.m., The Running Shop and Hops (http://www.therunningshopandhops.com/) , Morgan Hill

Monday, February 12
* 5-close, Tap 25 (http://tap-25.com/) , Livermore

For an updated list and event details, check local regional calendars or visit www.breakside.com/news-events

About Breakside Brewery
Breakside Brewery opened in 2010 in Northeast Portland as a restaurant and pub brewery. The brewery is known for its innovative, experimental and diverse beers. In 2013, Breakside expanded operations to Milwaukie, OR with a 30 bbl production brewery filled with 30, 60 and 120 barrel tanks, barrel rooms for wild and non-wild/sour fermentations, a high-speed bottling line and a 24-tap tasting room. The brewery expanded to Northern California in 2016 and in 2017, Breakside opened its third location in the Slabtown district of Northwest Portland. In addition to winning several national and regional awards for its beers, Breakside was named Brewery of the Year at the 2017 Oregon Beer Awards and the 2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards. Breakside sells on draft and in 22oz bottles in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Maine, Northern California, British Columbia and Alberta. www.breakside.com

About Delta Pacific Beverage
Delta Pacific Beverage was founded in 2011 by Chris Dunn in Stockton, California. Since its founding, Delta Pacific has grown rapidly from distributing in its home territory, San Joaquin County to now fourteen counties total. The company focuses on unique brands that produce innovative craft beer. Delta Pacific represents independent craft breweries from across California, Oregon, Utah and Hawaii. http://deltapacificbev.com

Monday Night Whirling Dervish Coffee Stout just released

January 24, 2018 - 5:31pm

(Atlanta, GA) – Whirling Dervish, Monday Night Brewing’s newest seasonal release, is a classic dry Irish Stout with coffee roasted from long-time local partners Batdorf & Bronson.

“Don’t let the low ABV (4.9%) fool you,” said creative brewer Josh Johnson. “We packed a lot of roasty and toasty flavor into this beer. It’s an everyday drinker on cold winter nights – or anytime you need a little coffee kick.”

Ren Doughty, Outreach and Customer Support Manager at Batdorf & Bronson, adds, “We went through several different blends of our coffee with the brewers, and we kept coming back to our Whirling Dervish blend. Darkly roasted, Whirling Dervish exhibits an uncommon balance of velvety body and delicate acidity. The flavor notes of chocolate, molasses, toasted almond and orange zest work so well with the beer.”

Whirling Dervish can be enjoyed on its own, but as a dry Irish stout, it pairs well with oysters, beef stew, grilled meats…and even vanilla ice cream.

Whirling Dervish made its taproom debut at Monday Night Brewing’s West Midtown location on Friday, January 20. The beer will be available on draft and 6-pack cans will also be available for purchase for $10 each. Batdorf & Bronson will be on hand with samples of Whirling Dervish coffee.

Look for Whirling Dervish in Georgia and Alabama markets by the end of January.

Terzo Barrel Blend: Indeed Brewing releases Wooden Soul collab with Terzo Restaurant

January 24, 2018 - 4:59pm

(Minneapolis, MN) – Indeed Brewing is excited to announce its newest Wooden Soul release, Terzo Barrel Blend, a collaboration ale with Terzo Restaurant & Wine Bar in Southwest Minneapolis. The beer will go on tap at the restaurant on January 24th, and is the first collaboration featuring a hand-selected blend from the Wooden Soul barrel room.

“We’ve always had great appreciation for beer at Terzo, and being able to help put together a sour beer made so much sense,” says Terzo co-owner Charlie Broder. “Like wine, sour beers are complex, nuanced, and carry that acidity that allows for food pairing. Having access to the individual barrels and working with Adam to create a unique blend is extremely exciting — we’re itching for people to try it.”

The blend was selected back in November, when several Terzo staff members, including Broder, joined Wooden Soul head brewer Adam Theis in the barrel room for a tasting. The group tasted ales from multiple barrels and took notes on the individual characteristics of each one. The result, Terzo Barrel Blend, is a hand-selected and well-balanced blend that pours a slightly hazy red with flashes of brown and orange.

Brewer Theis describes the beer as vinous and wine-like, boasting notes of tart red cherry and raisin, along with aromas of sour cherry and dried fruit. The blend was created from four barrels that had been aging for roughly one year.

Terzo Barrel Blend will go on tap at Terzo Restaurant & Wine Bar on January 24th at 5pm. The limited release ale will be available by the glass and as part of a beer flight also featuring Indeed’s Whiskey Queen Imperial Stout and Zwickelbier. Suggested food pairings for each beer will be available. After the initial release, the blend will be available at Terzo and in Indeed’s Northeast taproom.

Wooden Soul is Indeed Brewing’s exclusive series of sour, wild, and barrel-aged beer. Wooden barrels + living beer = Wooden Soul. Find out more at indeedbrewing.com.

About Indeed
At Indeed Brewing Company, we’re cultivating an artfully eclectic lineup of distinctive flagship beers, well-loved seasonal releases, and adventurous specialty brews from the heart of Northeast Minneapolis. We’re not just brewing beer, we’re crafting experiences. We are thirsty creatures, Indeed. There’s more to explore at www.indeedbrewing.com.

Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2018 keynote speakers announced

January 24, 2018 - 4:47pm

Business visionary Paul Saginaw and entrepreneurial brewing icon Deborah Carey to speak in front of thousands of brewing professionals

Boulder, CO — Paul Saginaw, co-owner and founding partner of Zingermans, and Deborah Carey, founder and president of New Glarus Brewing Company, will deliver the keynote speeches for the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® (CBC).

Presented annually by the Brewers Association, CBC is the industry’s largest gathering, bringing together 13,000 brewing professionals. This year, the conference and expo will be held in Nashville, Tenn., from April 30 to May 3. CBC 2018 also serves as home to the World Beer Cup℠ , often referred to as “the Olympics of Beer.”

“The Craft Brewers Conference brings together the expertise and passion of its internal brewing community and voices outside as well,” said Paul Gatza, director, Brewers Association. “Through this year’s choices for keynote speakers, we want to offer CBC attendees words of wisdom, inspiration and experience. The combination of Paul and Deb provides insights into the crucial components of building and sustaining success in the brewing community.”

Speaking Tuesday, May 1 (9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.), Saginaw co-founded Zingerman’s Delicatessen in 1982 in Ann Arbor, Mich., with his business partner Ari Weinzweig. With the goals of producing a great corned beef sandwich and creating an organization with a soulful culture, they transformed their venture into a community of businesses, consisting of 22 partners and over 750 employees. Saginaw brings an inspirational message—and strong vision—into the corporate world. His accomplishments include a “Champion of Change” award from the White House in 2014 and a lifetime achievement award from Bon Appetit.

Speaking Wednesday, May 2 (9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.), Carey, a lifelong entrepreneur, started her first business at the age of 16. Carey raised the capital to establish New Glarus Brewing Company, based in New Glarus, Wis., in 1993, making her one of the first women to found and operate a brewery in the country. Under Carey’s leadership, New Glarus has become a national icon as one of the largest U.S. craft breweries by volume, while still being acclaimed for its local, in-state focus. She combines business management and brewing professionalism to run her brewery on foundations of individuality, cooperation and the use of 100 percent natural ingredients.

The CBC general session will also feature Gatza and Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson, who will provide a detailed look at the overall health of the craft brewing market in their annual State of the Industry address.

About the Craft Brewers Conference

Presented by the Brewers Association, the Craft Brewers Conference is the largest industry event. Thousands of brewing industry professionals from the across the country will gather from April 30 – May 3 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., for nearly 70 seminars across 12 different tracks. CBC also includes BrewExpo America, the nation’s premier trade show for the craft brewing industry. For more information, visit CraftBrewersConference.com.

About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 4,000-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup℠, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications is the largest publisher of brewing literature in the U.S.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association and the free Brew Guru mobile app. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.

Call to Arms Majestic Wolf Lamp Sour Ale to be released on Feb. 1

January 24, 2018 - 3:55pm

(Denver, CO) – Call to Arms Brewing Company will tap and release Majestic Wolf Lamp, an oak-aged blended Belgian sour with blackcurrants on Thursday, February 1st starting at 3:00 p.m. in their taproom (4526 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado 80212). This is the brewery’s most exciting barrel-aged beer to date.

“In the past, we’ve made blended sours and wild ales that were good but we’ve never been this excited about one,” said Chris Bell, owner and co-founder of Call to Arms Brewing Company. “We were able to revisit these beers and experiment with the addition of blackcurrants to create an interesting and complex sour that can stand on its own.”

At 8 percent ABV (alcohol by volume), this magenta hued sour is a jammy blend offering complex notes of boysenberry, blackcurrant, candied cherry and gentle oak that results in a pronounced sour finish with a slight sweetness. Majestic Wolf Lamp, which pays homage to the wolf lamp scene in the movie Step Brothers, is reminiscent of farm stand blackberry jam.

This limited quantity sour will be available in 375 ml bottles and on draft at the brewery starting on February 1st . Only 125 bottles will be released with a purchasing limit of two bottles per person. Bottles will retail for $12. To celebrate the momentous occasion, Call to Arms has designed branded Teku glasses. These glasses will be available for purchase at $10.

“If you like sours, it’s a must have,” said Bell. “It’s probably one of the best beers we have ever brewed.”

About Call to Arms Brewing Company
Founded in 2015, Call to Arms Brewing Company is located in the Berkeley neighborhood of northwest Denver, Colorado. Blending tradition with innovation, the brewery is a gathering place passionately committed to quality, community, and camaraderie. For more information visit calltoarmsbrewing.com .

Tommyknocker Brewery to launch cans in February, plans party for 10,000th brew

January 24, 2018 - 3:39pm

(Idaho Springs, CO) – Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub is excited to announce the addition of a new state-of-the-art canning line in its production facility. Set to run for the first time on January 24th, just in time for Can Appreciation Day, the transition from bottles to cans, as well as investment in new equipment including a dissolved oxygen meter, is a continuation of the brewery’s vision to support the mountain town lifestyle in which it serves.

“From utilizing the best possible ingredients for our beers to using single source mountain water that runs off the Continental Divide, quality is at the forefront of everything that we do,” said Nick Driscoll, vice president of sales at Tommyknocker. “Cans are a reflection of that commitment in that they’re portable, more recyclable, and they prevent oxidation from occuring.”

The can roll out will start in February, featuring new beers, and a mixed 12-pack release in May. Tommyknocker’s line of soda will transition into cans in the fall. The 2018 beer release schedule can be found here.

To celebrate the launch of the brewery’s foray into cans and commemorate the brewery’s 10,000th brew which took place on January 10th, Tommyknocker will host a 10,000th Brew Party on Saturday, February 10th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The party will include the release of Collaboration Baltic Porter, music from Rapidgrass Quintet, food and drink specials.

“Cans are a reflection of who we are and where we’re going,” said Driscoll. “It’s going to be an exciting year for Tommyknocker!”

About Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub
Located in downtown Idaho Springs, Colorado, Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub has been an integral part of the mountain town community since 1994. Their namesake comes from the mischievous elf-like creatures that would populate the mines of the Colorado gold camps during the 1859 rush. These elves guided many a fortunate miner to the “Motherlode”. Tommyknocker prides itself on being a local brand. For more information visit Tommyknocker.com.

The Lost Abbey Bat Out of Hell Imperial Stout and Carnevale Ale releasing now

January 24, 2018 - 2:58pm

(San Marcos, CA) – The Lost Abbey is set to release two very distinct, and award-winning brews this January, Carnevale Ale and Bat Out of Hell Imperial Stout.

Carnevale Ale, The Lost Abbey’s seasonal Brett Saison, returns to relish in the funk that Brettanomyces brings to its most awarded Saison. Winner of the Gold Medal at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival (Belgian and French-Style Ale), Gold Medal and Best in Show award at the San Diego International Beer Competition (French and Belgian Style Ale), as well as a Gold Medal in the 2012 World Beer Cup (French & Belgian Style Saison) it’s become a staple in The Lost Abbey Portfolio.

“Carnevale has everything that I look for when I order a Saison,” said Tomme Arthur, COO and Co-Founder of The Lost Abbey. “It’s dry, refreshing and the mix of funk, tropical fruit, and pepperiness from the Brett adds those extra layers of flavor that makes it so enjoyable.”

Brewed in celebration of Lent and Easter Season, Carnevale is a light-bodied Saison with additions of Amarillo and Simcoe hops and bottle conditioned with Brett claussenii. Beginning with a moderately spicy nose with hints of tropical fruits, toasted biscuits, and a slightly sweet character, the Brettanomyces adds notes of farmhouse funk and a drying peppery finish.

Bat Out of Hell (formerly known as Track #10), the highest rated beer out of the Ultimate Box Set, garnered scores of 100 on RateBeer and 98 on Beer Advocate, is a barrel-aged version of Serpent’s Stout aged on vanilla beans, coffee and cacao nibs in Bourbon barrels. Bat Out of Hell was the recipient of the bronze medal in both the 2012 Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers (Experimental Beer) and the 2013 San Diego International Beer Festival (Unique Ingredient Beer). Layers of dark roasted espresso, creamy caramel, and milk chocolate are followed by a bite from the bourbon barrels relinquishing into a smooth, sweet, vanilla oak finish.

“Taking an impressive imperial stout like Serpent’s and aging it with coffee, cacao, and vanilla for the Ultimate Box Set added so much to that beer,” said Steve Burchill, Head Brewer of The Lost Abbey. “It’s become a beer we always make sure to open when we have guest brewers come by.”

Both beers are set for release throughout the entire Lost Abbey distribution network by the end of January.

About Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey / The Hop Concept
Founded in 2006, The Lost Abbey produces an extensive line-up of continental and American- inspired ales and lagers. Under the direction of visionary brewmaster and co-founder Tomme Arthur, the brewery has garnered dozens of awards including the 2007 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year, The 2008 world Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery and the 2013 Champion Brewery at the San Diego International Beer Festival. The company’s beers, many of which are aged in oak barrels for 12 months or longer, are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors and bold boundary-pushing styles. For more information, contact Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey / The Hop Concept at 155 Mata Way, Suite 104, San Marcos, CA 92069, telephone (800) 918-6816, and on the web at www.LostAbbey.com

Braxton & Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout to make return soon

January 24, 2018 - 1:30pm

Braxton Brewing Co. and Graeter’s Ice Cream’s Collaborative Milk Stout Makes Its Much Anticipated Encore

Limited Edition Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout Re-Launches with a New and Improved Recipe for Craft Food and Beverage Lovers

(Cincinnati, OH) – Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, and Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, will re-launch the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout that began their partnership. This Braxton Brewing Co. flavor brings beer drinkers an adult-friendly beverage reminiscent of Graeter’s signature Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. New changes have been made to the recipe, adding more pure black raspberry puree to the beer. Also, for the first time, the brew will be available in Columbus and Nashville.

The unique milk stout will once again be available starting in early February at Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington, Louisville, Nashville and Columbus-area Kroger markets for a limited time. It will be introduced at a Tapping Party on February 3rd at Braxton Brewing Co.’s Covington Taproom whereby the community will be invited to celebrate its re-launch.

The Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout is a creatively crafted beverage inspired by one of Graeter’s oldest traditional flavors. Based on feedback from customers last year, the brewery has infused even more of Graeter’s proprietary pure Black Raspberry purée. Braxton Brewing Co. also changed the character of roasted malt to give it a more crisp flavor profile that is distinctively Graeter’s. Using Graeter’s exclusive black raspberry puree, Braxton Brewing Co. crafted this one-of-a-kind milk stout, a dark brew with notes of roasted barley and a creamy texture. This sweet treat will only be available for purchase for a limited time.

“It’s great to be able to work once again with this beloved local Cincinnati craft brand that puts as high an emphasis on authenticity as we do,” said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO. “We hand-crafted a new recipe to ensure that we released a beer we know craft food and beer lovers will appreciate, and the new Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout recipe does just that.”

“We’re excited to once again partner with Braxton Brewing Co. to release a milk stout that truly speaks to craft food and drink lovers,” shares Robert Graeter, 4th generation co-owner and Chief of Quality Assurance at Graeter’s Ice Cream. “Both Braxton Brewing Co. and Graeter’s are dedicated to the art of our craft brands, and the re-launch of the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout is a reflection of that.”

This collaboration between Graeter’s Ice Cream and the Braxton Brewing Co. is preceded by 2017’s launch of Graeter’s Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream. Consumers can celebrate the re-launch of Braxton Brewing Co.’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout at a Tapping Party at the Braxton Brewing Co. Taproom on Saturday, February 3.

About Graeter’s

Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream using the small batch, artisanal, French Pot process, dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies. Winner of the 2015 Munchie Award for best ice cream in the United States, and publicly recognized by celebrities, People Magazine and local magazines as the city’s “best ice cream”, the Cincinnati-based company remains family-owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has more than 50 retail stores and ship over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.

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About Braxton Brewing Company

Born in a garage, a passion for brewing has become an entrepreneurial obsession. Melding the age-old tradition of brewing beer and innovative new-age technology, dreams are born and fermented at Braxton Brewing Company. It is the hub of our lives and a place where we showcase our passion for brewing beer. It’s here, where our expert team holds every single pint of Braxton beer to the highest standard of excellence. And like the garage of our past, our new home is deeply rooted in the community of Covington, Kentucky. So, welcome to Braxton Brewing Company. You’re witnessing a dream come to life.

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pFriem Family Brewers announces first quarter beer releases

January 24, 2018 - 12:46pm

(Hood River, OR) – Oregon’s pFriem Family Brewers’ first releases of 2018 are dynamic and distinctive: the opening act for a list of over 100 artisan beers that the prolific brewery will release in the coming months. To start out the year, fans will find the following beers (among others) from the Pacific Northwest brewery:

Mosaic Pale: Deep within the arid climate of Washington’s Yakima Valley grows the Mosaic Hop, a newcomer that makes its debut in the pFriem Mosaic Single Hop Pale. This seasonal strong ale glows with an amber hue. Wafts of mango and citrus tease the senses just long enough before its assertive taste takes over with hits of lemon, pine and a slight tinge of blueberry. Make no mistake; this ale has a bright and tasty future.

Hoppy Belgian Ale: pFriem’s Hoppy Belgian Ale is a light, dynamic brew, with notes of papaya, strawberry, mint and wildflower honey. Creamy with a soft round finish, this seasonal Belgian looks like spun gold. And tastes like it, too.

IPA: When the first Pale Ales were sailed around the Cape to arrive in India in the early 18th century, outcries of “Zounds! Jolly good! and Huzzah!” were heard across the East Indian subcontinent. Similar exclamations are to be expected when sniffing the piney aroma and tasting the big hops, huge citrus and candy-like malt of pFriem’s own IPA. Drink up, Guv’nor.

About pFriem Family Brewers
pFriem Family Brewers (pronounced “freem”) is a Northwest and Belgian inspired 15-barrel brewery and tasting room in Hood River, OR. Founded in 2012 by Josh pFriem, Ken Whiteman and Rudy Kellner, pFriem has experienced incredible growth in its short five years and has earned prestigious awards, including multiple medals in national and international brewing competitions. Best known for artisanal beers influenced by the great brewers of Belgium while staying true to homegrown roots in the Pacific Northwest, pFriem craft brews are unmistakably unique in both flavor and balance. Visit pFriem online at www.pfriembeer.com, or onsite daily at 707 Portway Ave., Suite 101, Hood River, OR 97031.

Sun King Specialty Production Brewery at the Yard at Fishers District slated for mid-2019

January 24, 2018 - 12:30pm

(Indianapolis, IN) – Sun King Brewery, a leader in the independent craft beer and spirits movements in Indiana, is excited to announce the development of a new, 13,000-square-foot, specialty production craft brewery and tap room at The Yard at Fishers District in Fishers, Ind., which is projected to open in late spring of 2019.

Awarded with a variety of national and international medals for producing specialty and seasonal brews like Cherry Busey (2016 bronze medal, Great American Beer Festival) and Magpie Muckle (2016 silver medal, Great American Beer Festival), Sun King’s new brewery will focus on developing handcrafted, distinctive specialty beers that continue to experiment with different ingredients, styles and methods. Sun King’s further expansion is in part thanks to changes, spearheaded by Sun King and Three Floyds, in Indiana’s legislature in 2015 that increased barrelage limits for small breweries in the state. Sun King’s new Fishers brewery will be capable of producing approximately 5,000 barrels of beer per year.

“Sun King Brewery started in a space about the size of what we are building in Fishers, intent on experimenting with new ingredients and techniques to create what we love – delicious, quality craft beer inspired by all that is Indiana,” said Clay Robinson, co-founder of Sun King Brewery. “And while we’ve grown rapidly over the years, we remain committed to crafting the highest quality beer and are excited to open a new brewery that allows us to get back to our roots and to continue to innovate.”

Customers will be able to taste and purchase a wide variety of Sun King’s core, seasonal and specialty beers, along with spirits produced by Sun King Spirits in Carmel, on each of the brewery’s two levels, including a 3,000-foot rooftop patio. Carry-out beer will also be available for purchase. Specific areas of the facility will be family friendly for all ages, such as the ample greenspace that opens to The Yard on the main level. The brewery will also include rental space for private and community events.

Thompson Thrift Retail Group (TTRG) are the developers and land owners of The Yard at Fishers District. The TTRG development and leasing teams worked very closely with Sun King and the city to secure its location at The Yard that will be adjacent to a Culinary Accelerator, which is a partnership between the City of Fishers and Launch Fishers to develop burgeoning chefs and bring new restaurant concepts to the City of Fishers. The Culinary Accelerator will feature three food stalls that are open to the public and serve as an amenity to Sun King’s guests. Additional details about the Culinary Accelerator and its tenants will be released later in 2018.

“Sun King’s new specialty brewery will be an exciting addition to the Fishers District,” said Fisher’s Mayor Scott Fadness. “We’re incredibly proud of the collaboration between the City of Fishers and iconic Indiana businesses like Sun King Brewery that are fueling the growth of projects like the Fishers District that will attract residents and visitors, alike.”

The Sun King Specialty Production Brewery at the Yard at Fishers District will be located at 116th Street and IKEA Way.

About Sun King Brewery
Sun King Brewing Company is the brainchild of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. With the help of family and friends – Omar Robinson, Andy Fagg and Steve Koers – the first keg of Sun King beer rolled out the door for delivery in July 2009. Now available on tap and in cans throughout Indiana, Chicago and Louisville, Ky., Sun King has grown into a leader in the independent craft brewing movement, and will open a craft distillery and tap room in Carmel, Ind. in 2018, where it will produce high-quality, handcrafted, small batch spirits. Sun King’s brewers hand craft flagship, seasonal and specialty beers that have been rewarded with multiple medals at the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup, and Indiana Brewers Cup competitions. Sun King also partners with hundreds of community organizations throughout Indiana in order to help them raise awareness and funds for great causes. Visit www.sunkingbrewing.com for more information. Sun King Brewery is also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About City of Fishers
The City of Fishers is a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana, located in Hamilton County. Under the leadership of Mayor Scott Fadness, Fishers is known as a smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial city through its neighborhood development, dedication to supporting high-growth companies, and innovative city processes. With a population of 86,459 (2016), Fishers, named the #1 Best Place to Live in the U.S. by Money Magazine in 2017, is one of the fastest growing communities in Indiana and has received national accolades for entrepreneurship, livability, and safety.

About Thompson Thrift
Thompson Thrift is a full-service real estate development and construction company with offices in Terre Haute, Indianapolis, Phoenix, AZ, and Houston, TX. Thompson Thrift is engaged in all aspects of acquisition, development, construction and leasing of quality retail, office, mixed-use and multifamily projects nationwide. To learn more about the company, please visit www.thompsonthrift.com.

Buffalo Wild Wings (B-Dubs) launches beer delivery & takeout pilot program in California

January 24, 2018 - 12:07pm

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(Minneapolis, MN) – Wing lovers over the age of 21 ordering from select Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in California can now add beer and wine to their DoorDash delivery and take-out orders, designed to offer a convenient, customizable experience outside of the restaurant.

Customers can build their own six-pack by mixing and matching domestic, craft and imported beers, and even add a bottle of red or white wine to their order. Orders are available for delivery, via DoorDash only, or as a “Beer-To-Go” takeout option in the restaurant. All beer and wine options are offered at competitive prices, although prices and participation may vary. See below for list of beer and wine available.

Currently, 19 restaurants are participating in the pilot program located in Los Angeles (10), San Francisco (5), Sacramento (3) and San Diego (1), although B-Dubs is hoping to expand into additional markets and states to further test the pilot program. Additional terms and conditions apply to orders involving alcohol, so customers should review the requirements before placing an order.

In 2017, Buffalo Wild Wings launched limited tests of a similar takeout program at select restaurants in Wisconsin and Ohio.

Beer & Wine Available Through Buffalo Wild Wings Pilot Program in CA

· Domestic Beer: Bud Light, Bud Light Lime, Budweiser, Coors Banquet, Coors Light, Michelob Ultra, Miller Lite, Pabst Blue Ribbon (16 oz.), O’Doul’s N/A

· Craft/Imported Beer: Angry Orchard Rose Cider, Corona Extra, Corona Light, Heineken, Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale (19.2 oz. can), Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Modelo Especial Not Your Father’s Root Beer, Not Your Father’s Mountain Ale, Pacifico, Tecate Original (16 oz. tall boy), Truly Spiked & Sparkling, Stone Delicious IPA

· Wine: Bella Sera, Dark Horse, Ecco Domani, Chateau Souverain, Edna Valley

*These offerings may vary by location, while supplies last. Buffalo Wild Wings works within the confines of the legal parameters suggested by the governing liquor authorities in California.

Ballast Point Brewing to open in Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort

January 24, 2018 - 11:37am

(Orange County, CA) – San Diego-based Ballast Point®, a pioneer in the craft beer industry and one of the nation’s leading craft breweries known for high-quality, award-winning and innovative beers, today announced the opening of a brewery, tasting room and kitchen in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort. The opening marks the first-ever brewery for Downtown Disney. Opening in late 2018, the 7,000-sq. ft. space will house a three-barrel “research and development” brewery, New American restaurant and outdoor beer garden. This will be Ballast Point’s first location in Orange County and seventh in Southern California.

“As one of Southern California’s premier brewers, for the team at Ballast Point, we couldn’t be more honored to work with such an icon in our great state and become the first brewer at Downtown Disney,” said Marty Birkel, president of Ballast Point Brewing Company. “We hope SoCal locals and visitors alike will enjoy the wonderful atmosphere, seasonal cuisine, and good cheer (and beer) of our signature tap room experience that we plan to bring to Disney.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Ballast Point to Downtown Disney,” said Patrick Finnegan, vice president of Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney. “Our guests are constantly asking for new and innovative dining experiences, and Ballast Point’s selection of award-winning beers, locally inspired cuisine and friendly atmosphere make them a perfect fit.”

Along with its beers, the restaurant’s menu will also offer a taste of San Diego with some of its most popular dishes from its brew pubs, including Baja-style fish tacos and a house-made pretzel with beer mustard. Similar to Ballast Point’s brewing philosophy, the kitchen will only source the best possible ingredients, including steroid and antibiotic-free proteins, line-caught fish and local produce when available. The kitchen will feature a seasonally inspired menu, with a focus on cuisine that not only pairs well with the vast selection of beers, but incorporates them in the recipes. The location will also offer a children’s menu, along with gluten-free and vegetarian options for guests.

The location will be family-friendly, offering an outdoor patio and large-party, cabana style seating, and visitors 21+ can enjoy many of Ballast Point’s iconic beers including its flagship and award-winning Sculpin® IPA, as well as exclusive, custom, limited-edition beers available only at the Downtown Disney location. Known for its unrelenting commitment to quality, unique flavor profiles and a desire to bring great tasting beer to consumers across the country, Ballast Point has been dedicated to the craft of brewing for more than 20 years.

The new Downtown Disney location further extends Ballast Point’s brand presence in Southern California and will introduce its quality, great-tasting beer to visitors from around the country and the world. Ballast Point currently operates six tasting room locations in California, including Long Beach and Little Italy in San Diego, and a new brewery and tasting room in Daleville, Virginia. Coming soon, the brewer will also open a brewery and kitchen in Chicago – its first in the Midwest.

About Ballast Point

What started in 1996 as a small group of home brewers who simply wanted to make great beer evolved into the team of adventurers known today as Ballast Point. From bringing a hoppy twist to a porter, or adding four types of malt to its amber ale, to creating the breakthrough gold-medal winning Sculpin IPA, the San Diego-based company is known for adding its own touch and asking if there’s a better way. Now an internationally recognized leader in the craft brewing industry with 7 brewery locations in California and Virginia, the company makes over 50 styles of beer and distributes to 49 states and 17 countries internationally. For more information, visit www.ballastpoint.com.

About Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) (NYSE:STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company’s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S. In addition, Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Franciscan Estate, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company’s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945, Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio, about 40 facilities and approximately 9,000 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more, visit www.cbrands.com.

Sly Fox brews up partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

January 24, 2018 - 11:11am

(Pottstown, PA) — Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation hosted their 12th Annual Lemon Ball on January 13th and guests were treated to a complimentary Sly Fox beer stand for the second year in a row.

Attendees of the inspirational gala were also the first to hear the news that Foundation sponsor, Sly Fox Brewing Company will brew a special beer and donate a portion of the proceeds for every case sold back to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) .

ALSF supporters come together at the Lemon Ball, a formal yellow tie event, for a night of amazing auctions, stories shared by childhood cancer heroes, fabulous food and dancing. In 2018 the ALSF Lemon Ball raised over $800,000 and was attended by more than 850 guests including prominent business executives, local celebrities and Alex’s family and friends.

Named for Alexandra “Alex,” Scott who, when she was just four-years-old, held her first childhood cancer fundraiser in her front yard and raised over $2,000 with a lemonade stand, ALSF has since raised more than $150 million.

Several winters earlier, following an ice storm that had blasted the Philadelphia suburbs, neighbor was out helping neighbor and Mark Weinmann met Jay Scott, Alex’s father. Scott, wielding a chain saw, came to the aid of his neighbor, Weinmann—the sales manager for an independent brewery—to help remove some big trees from his property.

Fast forward to 2017—Weinmann, sales manager for Sly Fox and a part of the team re-energizing the brewery’s brand with an exciting new portfolio, pitched a beer partnership to Scott as a way to broadcast the ALSF message to new markets. Scott, along with his wife Liz, are Co-Executive Directors of ALSF.

“Basically, I floated the idea of Sly Fox brewing an authentic lemon shandy, a portion of whose proceeds could go to support the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation,” says Weinmann. “Craft beer drinkers are good people and ALSF is a local organization making great strides.”

With a significant presence throughout the Philadelphia region—and the entire Sly Fox distribution area—the ALSF mission to find a cure broadcasts to a national audience.

ALSF is headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, just thirty miles away from Sly Fox’s Pottstown brewery and the Foundation has previously partnered with other brands including Country Time Lemonade and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that offers an ALSF state license plate to state motorists.

“At first we talked about a shandy,” recalls Sly Fox brewmaster Brian O’Reilly. “We did a ton of experimentation with lemon, tested dozens of flavor samples, and eventually settled on a putting a new spin on a traditional style.”

Sly Fox elected to brew a wheat beer with natural lemon oil and lemon zest instead of an extract, typically cloying or soda that adds sugar to the process. Slowly adding different amounts to the recipe, the brewers evaluated aroma and flavor to develop the most natural, refreshing and flavorful result.

“Americans often enjoy hefeweizen with an orange or lemon slice so the recipe made sense,” adds O’Reilly. “It was our goal to produce the most natural and authentically delicious ale for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation partnership. I think people are really going to enjoy this inspirational beer.”

Sly Fox Brewing Company’s Alex’s Lemon Wheat Ale is an exciting, new citrus-infused hefeweizen that the brewery will distribute on draft and in 12oz cans starting this spring.

“Like Alex, we believe that every person can make a difference,” adds Weinmann. “Together, we can bring about a cure. Please join us in making lemons into lemonade by drinking Alex’s Lemon Wheat Ale!”

The Sly Fox Brewing Company team at the 2018 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Lemon Ball where they debuted Alex’s Lemon Wheat Ale. Pictured, left to right, are Sly Fox Brewing Company founder, Pete Giannopoulos; sales manager Mark Weinmann, sales representative Nicki Murphy, company president John Giannopoulos and Peter Giannopoulos, sales representative.

About Sly Fox Brewing Company

Sly Fox Brewing Company is a state-of-the-art regional craft production brewery with an adjoining tasting room in Pottstown, PA , opened in 2012 to complement its 22-year-old brewpub in nearby Phoenixville, PA . Brewing authentic representations of authentic German and Belgian styles, family-owned and operated, Sly Fox distributes throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia and has continued to grow in popularity since its first brew in 1995.

New Realm Brewing on Atlanta Beltline now open for business

January 24, 2018 - 9:10am

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(Atlanta, GA) – A new year brought a New Realm to Atlanta with brewery Co-Founders Bob Powers, Carey Falcone and Mitch Steele hopping to greet guests and debut their beer and restaurant menu on Atlanta’s Eastside Beltine Trail. Pouring up to eight draft beers with four additional pilot brews available from behindthe-bar serving tanks, Executive Chef Julio Delgado derived inspiration from Brewmaster Mitch Steele’s world-class creations in order to craft his approachable menu. “Mitch and I worked together in order to make sure that the culinary team was using beer and other brewery ingredients in our food” said Executive Chef Julio Delgado. “A couple of examples include our Springer Mountain Farms Beer Can Chicken and our Stout Beer Chocolate Cake.”

Chef Delgado’s locally inspired new American menu showcases artfully prepared dishes utilizing fresh ingredients and southern flavors which pair perfectly with a pint. New Realm’s team of Cicerone-Certified Beer Servers are trained to guide guests in their dining decisions.

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The brewery and restaurant offers guests a variety of options to enjoy their meal including the central dining hall, an interior bar, a lower level patio, an outdoor beltline beer garden (which will open in the spring) and Radegast Rooftop where the panoramic view is spectacular and the space is weather protected. New Realm Brewing also offers a private dining room on the lower level and a second level tasting room/tour center, both available for in-house special events like weddings, private parties and corporate meetings. All told, the New Realm facility seats a total of 400 guests with several views looking directly into the brewery overlooking New Realm’s 25hl, four vessel brewhouse and 50hl tank farm from Krones Steinecker.

New Realm Brewing is located at 550 Somerset Terrace NE (30306) with reservations accepted via OpenTable on New Realm’s website or by calling 404-9682777. For a complete list of hours, information on private events and public tours, as well as additional information, visit newrealmbrewing.com.

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About New Realm Brewing:
Atlanta-based New Realm Brewing Co. (NRBC) is an American craft brewery in the Southeastern US. Started in 2016 by co-founders Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele, the team built their first production facility on Atlanta’s Beltline in a 20,000-square foot space which features a 25hl brewhouse, a 3,000-sf restaurant, with rooftop patio and beer garden. Brewing began in fall 2017, with a grand opening taking place in January of 2018. Mitch Steele, Renaissance man and brewing legend, is known for producing hop heavy IPAs. Mitch co-authored a book IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale in 2012 and the Brewers Association awarded him for his innovation in craft brewing in 2014. New Realm Brewing Co. core principles are quality, creativity, authenticity, perfection, and customer centricity. They are focused on positively impacting the community in which they live/work, a commitment to environmental sustainability, supporting the local, independent craft community and the art & science of great craft brewing. NRBC is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, please visit www.newrealmbrewing.com.

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Speakeasy Blind Tiger TIPA, 16 other draft beers to be released at Grand Opening on Jan. 27

January 23, 2018 - 5:51pm

(San Francisco, CA) – Speakeasy Ales & Lagers officially celebrates its return with a Grand Opening event at the brewery on Saturday, January 27, 2018! Recently re-opening the doors to their remodeled Hunters Point taproom and resurrecting its bottle production for retail distribution throughout California (and select markets across the country), Speakeasy Ales & Lagers continues its two-decade history and tradition as one of San Francisco’s stalwart production breweries.

At the Grand Opening event on January 27, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers releases the hoppiest beer they’ve ever brewed, the taproom-only exclusive Blind Tiger Triple IPA (10.6% ABV). Taking place outdoors and inside the taproom at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, the Grand Opening features 17 draft beers from Speakeasy along with food by Native Sons BBQ and music by The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate. The event is free with a cash bar for beer and food.

Blind Tiger Triple IPA has a massively aromatic blend of hops delivering resinous citrus fruit flavors, with the bitterness cranked well over 100 IBUs. With an absurd addition of over 10 pounds of hops per barrel — including Huell Melon, El Dorado, Columbus, and Centennial — and clocking in at over 10% ABV, Blind Tiger explodes with flavors of freshly cut melon, citrus peel, and ripe passionfruit.

Great Divide Mexican Chocolate Yeti just released first in 2018 Local Knowledge Series

January 23, 2018 - 4:30pm

(Denver, CO) – Great Divide Brewing released their first Local Knowledge release of 2018 this past Saturday, January 20th at both taprooms. The beer was still available on tap at both locations as of early this week, according to Untappd check-ins.

Beer description: “Mexican Chocolate Yeti, which is batch number 10, is brewed with Cholaca liquid cacao. Another variation on the classic Yeti Imperial Stout, Great Divide added a variety of spices, vanilla and coffee to invoke the flavors of a Mexican hot chocolate (traditionally called champurrado). Spiced chocolate drinks have been part of Aztec and Mayan cuisine and culture for centuries, but they have yet to be paired up with a Yeti!

Local Knowledge is Great Divide’s hyper-limited, hyper-local pilot series. These single-batch, pilot brews are exclusively available on draft and in 6-packs at the Great Divide Tap Room and Barrel Bar, and are designed to give you something new to take home each time you visit. Drink, discover, and share your #localknowledge.”

Indeed Brewing Co. 2017 year-in-review, 2018 beer calendar and other plans revealed

January 23, 2018 - 4:02pm

(Minneapolis, MN) – Indeed Brewing today released both an infographic highlighting its work over the past year, and its 2018 Brand Calendar. The brewery saw another period of growth as it celebrated its fifth year of business in 2017. See the full year-in-review infographic on our Pinterest page.

Indeed highlighted its works in four critical areas: Beer, Community, Investments in Quality, and Economic Impact. Despite rising competition in the craft beer space, Indeed doubled the projected industry average for sales growth volume in 2017, increasing sales by over 11% in the Twin Cities metro area. The brewery also added more staff members and was named a 2017 Top 150 Workplace by the Star Tribune.

Though the brewery produced the equivalent of almost 4.5 million cans of beer in 2017 and won a medal in the prestigious European Beer Star Awards, it is most proud of its work with nonprofits through its charitable giving program, Indeed We Can. Every Wednesday Indeed’s taproom proceeds are donated to a regional nonprofit chosen by one of its staff members. In 2017, Indeed was able to donate over $105,000 to 52 local nonprofits with the help of its staff members and taproom patrons.

In addition to making investments in the community, Indeed also heavily invested in technology to bring an even higher level of quality and consistency to its beers. The brewery is now equipped with an Automated Carbonation System that saves time and provides a higher quality carbonation; a Liquid Nitrogen Dosing System, that helps keep beer fresh for a longer amount of time, and a Pentair Automatic Inpack Total Package Oxygen Meter, that measures different oxygen levels in beer to ensure freshness and consistency.

In the new year, Indeed will continue to develop its regional presence in Minnesota, North Dakota, and parts of Wisconsin. The brewery will release two new packaged offerings in cans: Strawberry Fields and a new IPA. It will also continue to expand its Wooden Soul series of sour, wild, and barrel-aged beers. Additionally, Indeed will upgrade its canning line in early summer of 2018, increasing the amount of cans it can fill per minute from 40 to over 100. Indeed is grateful to be a part of the vibrant craft brewing community in the Twin Cities and Minnesota, and looks forward to another year of craft beer adventures.

About Indeed
At Indeed Brewing Company, we’re cultivating an artfully eclectic lineup of distinctive flagship beers, well-loved seasonal releases, and adventurous specialty brews from the heart of Northeast Minneapolis. We’re not just brewing beer, we’re crafting experiences. We are thirsty creatures, Indeed. There’s more to explore at www.indeedbrewing.com.

Goodwood Brewing Co. partners with Georgia Crown Distributing for Georgia distribution

January 23, 2018 - 3:46pm

(Louisville, KY) – Louisville-based production brewery, Goodwood Brewing Co., today announced their partnership with Georgia Crown Distributing Co. thus expanding their distribution footprint into Georgia in January 2018 with a focus on statewide distribution. Both parties are excited to bring Goodwood’s unique barrel-aged and wood-touched beers to new and existing fans throughout the Peach State. “Georgia Crown looks forward to the introduction of Goodwood products into the Georgia market and continuing the successful launch of Goodwood products in the southeast. The brands fit a unique target consumer with relevant styles. And there is significant upside volume opportunities for these types of products,” said Georgia Crown Director of Trade Marketing – Beer, Glenn Ver Steeg. Keep a look out for Goodwood Brewing launch events at local Georgia establishments starting the week of January 23rd!

Goodwood Brewing attributes its Southern states’ success to its traditional southern roots as well as its ties with the bourbon culture. “We are thrilled to add Georgia to our distribution footprint. We’ve done really well as a company in the Southern states- I think it’s a natural fit as they have continued to embrace a sip of the south and Kentucky’s bourbon roots. All of our beer is brewed with limestone water and touched by wood- just like bourbon. We always say what’s good for bourbon is great for beer!” said CEO, Ted Mizlaff.

Georgia Crown will be offering three products from Goodwood’s year-round portfolio— Bourbon Barrel Stout, available in 12oz bottles, draught — Louisville Lager, available in 12oz cans, draught – and Walnut Brown Ale, available in 12oz cans, draught. Goodwood beers are currently available in ten states: Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, West Virginia, Missouri, Oklahoma, and now Georgia. Goodwood Brewing is excited about extending their current reach throughout 2018 to new states and territories sharing their unique beers to craft-beer lovers across the region!

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

About Georgia Crown Distributing
Founded in August 1938 by the late Fate D. Leebern, Georgia Crown Distributing Company is a family-owned business. First known as Columbus Wine Company Distributors, the company unloaded the first carload of legal liquor in Columbus following the end of Prohibition.
Four generations of Leeberns have formed the leadership of Georgia Crown: Fate D. Leebern, Donald Leebern, Sr., Donald M. Leebern, Jr. and Don Leebern III. Following the death of Fate D. Leebern in 1946, Donald Leebern, Sr. took command until 1957 when Donald M. Leebern, Jr. took over. In September 1987, the fourth generation, Don Leebern III joined the company. Don Leebern III is the current President of Georgia Crown and Don Leebern, Jr. is the CEO.

Georgia Crown Distributing Co. is a full service beverage distributor with wholesale operations in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, selling imported and domestic spirits, wines, beers and specialty products. Georgia Crown’s corporate office is located in McDonough, Georgia, centralizing all corporate sales direction, administration, information systems and accounting functions. Centralization of these functions has proven beneficial both to Georgia Crown, its suppliers and customers. For almost 80 years, Georgia Crown has been growing, changing and diversifying. Georgia Crown is rooted in the past, with a bright and challenging vision for the future.

Braxton Brewing Co. to expand distribution to Columbus, Ohio, starting Feb. 6th

January 23, 2018 - 1:15pm

(Covington, KY) – Braxton Brewing Company is expanding distribution to Columbus, Ohio. The brewery, based in Greater Cincinnati, will distribute core styles, seasonals, limited releases and Braxton Labs beers beginning on Tuesday, February 6th.

“We couldn’t be more excited to finally head north to Columbus,” said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO of Braxton Brewing. “Over the past six months we’ve been working with Superior Beverage, as well as bar and retail partners, to open the Buckeye city in a big way. Launch week is going to be a blast!”

The brewing company will initially send its two flagships, Storm Golden Cream Ale and Revamp IPA along with its current seasonal, Spotlight White IPA, in cans and on draft to central Ohio. In addition, the brewery will also send Limited Specialty Releases and Braxton Labs packaged and draft products as they become available.

Braxton Labs, the company’s innovation facility located in Newport, has brewed a Buckeye Stout exclusively for Columbus. This Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout will be available only while supplies last in the Buckeye city.

Braxton is excited to launch with an amazing lineup of events and partners in Columbus. Join these parties and learn more by clicking on the links below:

● COLUMBUS WINTER BEER FEST | Friday, January 19th & Saturday, January 20th | Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, Spotlight White IPA
● TAP TAKEOVER AT BOB’S BAR | Tuesday, February 6th | 5PM | Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, Spotlight White IPA, Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Braxton Labs Lemon Meringue Berliner Weisse
● LAUNCH PARTY AT PIN’S I Tuesday, February 6th | 7PM | Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA
● BRAXTON AT BODEGA | Wednesday, February 7th | 4PM | Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, Spotlight White IPA, Braxton Labs Galaxy Dry Hopped Saison with Champagne Yeast, Braxton Labs Buckeye Stout
● TAP TAKEOVER AT ZENO’S | Wednesday, February 7th | 7PM | Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, Spotlight White IPA
● MEET THE BREWERY AT THE DAILY GROWLER – UA | Thursday, February 8th | 7PM | Storm Golden Cream Ale, Spotlight White IPA, S’mores Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Braxton Labs Lemon Meringue Berliner Weisse
● SAMPLING AT GENTILE’S THE WINE SELLERS | Friday, February 9th | 4PM | Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, Spotlight White IPA
● SAMPLING AT SAVOR GROWL | Friday, February 9th | 4PM | Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, Spotlight White IPA
● TAP TAKEOVER AT THE PINT ROOM | Friday, February 9th | 7:30PM | Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, Spotlight White IPA, Braxton Labs Lemon Meringue Berliner Weisse, Braxton Labs Buckeye Stout
● TASTING AT LUCKY’S MARKET | Saturday, February 10th | 1PM | Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, Spotlight White IPA
● BRAXTON & GIANT EAGLE LAUNCH | Saturday, February 10th | 5PM | Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, Spotlight White IPA, Braxton Labs Buckeye Stout
● SAMPLING AT PALMER’S BEVERAGE CENTER | Friday, February 16th | 6PM | Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, Spotlight White IPA

There’s one more special beer coming to Columbus. Details on this special collaboration will be announced before the launch parties. Be on the lookout for more details coming soon.

Braxton will also launch at select Kroger stores in and around Columbus and Southeast Ohio. Draft beer and cans will arrive at some of your favorite craft beer destinations beginning on Tuesday, February 6th.

“Columbus is one of the cities that I learned to love Craft Beer in. If I wasn’t homebrewing on the weekends, I was visiting friends to find the latest and greatest beers — often times, that meant trips to Columbus,” said Evan Rouse, Co-Founder and CPO of Braxton Brewing, “Now, I’m excited to be sending our diverse lineup of core styles, seasonals and Braxton Labs innovations to Central Ohio!”

Braxton Brewing Company has partnered with Superior Beverage to take their can and draft distribution to Central and Southeast Ohio. Annette Cardenas, a Columbus resident (and yes, a huge Buckeyes fan), will represent the brewery in the new market.

Braxton Brewing Company was born out of a garage on Braxton Drive in Union, Kentucky. It’s there where Evan, at age 16, learned to homebrew. From there, a passion was born and a spark ignited. After years of refining his craft and creativity, he was joined by his brother (Jake), father (Greg) and mentor (Richard Dubé) in launching Braxton Brewing Company. After a record-setting Kickstarter campaign and being named as one of the Top 33 new breweries in 2015 by BeerAdvocate, the Covington-based brewery has continued to expand outside of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. Beginning with only 100 Barrels of fermentation capacity in 2015, the brewery is now home to 1,140 Barrels of capacity and produced more than 15,000 barrels in 2017.

Now, the team is thrilled to #LiftOneToLife in the Columbus!

For more information on Braxton Brewing Company, visit their website. To stay up-to-date on all event details, like the company on Facebook.

You can follow along visually by liking BraxtonBrewCo on Instagram. On Twitter, follow @BraxtonBrewCo.

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