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Uinta Mango Lime Pilsner lands this month as new seasonal

April 2, 2018 - 4:32pm

(Salt Lake City, UT) – Uinta Brewing Company’s newest seasonal, Mango Lime Pilsner, pairs two refreshing fruits for one fantastic summer drink. With its mild malt flavor and herbal hop character, you get a crisp taste for those warm days in the coming months.

“We wanted to create a beer that would let the unique combination of the fruits’ natural citrus and sweetness shine, delivering an incredible flavor that gives this beer a refreshing experience,” said Tanael Escartin, Brewmaster at Uinta. Finding the perfect balance of mango and lime took a few trials and a lot of patience, but we’re very proud of the result.”

Beginning in April, Mango Lime Pilsner will be available throughout Uinta’s distribution footprint on draft and in both 12oz cans and Uinta’s signature Compass bottle. The beer will also be appearing in a new can Duo 12-pack paired with West Coast-style IPA in time for Memorial Day.

About Uinta Brewing Company
Uinta Brewing Company began its journey in 1993 in Salt Lake City, UT. Named after the only major east-west running mountain range located in the continental U.S., Uinta has earned a reputation for crafting exceptionally approachable, award-winning beers in a wide variety of styles and flavors. Throughout the brewery’s history, Uinta has been a leader in the use of renewable energy, becoming the first Utah company to rely solely on wind power as early as 2001. Today, Uinta is a top 50 U.S. craft brewery, with distribution in 45 states. For more information, visit uintabrewing.com.

Drake’s Kick Back IPA debuts as brewery’s first packaged beer in cans

April 2, 2018 - 4:17pm

(San Leandro, CA) – Summer at the beach. Grilling poolside with friends and family. A relaxing end to a long hike. Now enjoy all these moments with Kick Back IPA, exclusively in 12 oz. cans, or on draft, year-round from Drake’s Brewing Co. This marks the brewery’s first beer packaged in cans, just in time for the warmer spring and summer months ahead.

Originally released in bottles as a summer seasonal in 2016, Kick Back IPA is the perfect all-occasion, all-day drinking beer at 4.3% ABV. It’s loaded with citrus, floral, tropical, and stone fruit flavors, from a blend of Cascade, Chinook, Mosaic, Simcoe, El Dorado and Pekko hops. The malt bill is primarily Two-Row and Pale Ale malt, with small additions of Golden Naked Oats and Hulled Barley Flakes.

“The response to Kick Back IPA since we launched the beer in 2016 had been phenomenal, and it’s the perfect choice for our first can release,” according to Drake’s Brewmaster John Gillooly. “The beer is crisp, crushable, and filled with a ton of juicy hop flavor. It also pairs very nicely with a variety of food, from seared ahi tuna steak to fried chicken. I’ll be taking cans everywhere I go this summer.”

The year-round release of Kick Back IPA in cans will also increase Drake’s fundraising partnership with the Regional Parks Foundation, a non-profit that supports the East Bay Regional Parks District. Part of Drake’s mission is to help build and support the local community, and the Kick Back Program has proven to be successful since its 2016 debut. Proceeds from the sale of Kick Back IPA six-packs over the last two years has generated nearly $20,000 for cleanup and restoration projects at over a dozen East Bay parks.

According to Juliana Schirmer, Development Director at the Regional Parks Foundation, “The money has been a huge plus. The Kick Back Program has also helped us branch out and engage the community in a new way. We’re attracting a younger demographic, a demographic we know loves and uses our parks, and many of them are beer enthusiasts! We even started the ‘What’s Brewin in the Parks?’ event series as a way to carry this success through the full year.”

Starting now, six-packs of Kick Back IPA are being shipped throughout Drake’s distribution territory.

About Drake’s Brewing Co.
Drake’s Brewing Co. is an independent craft brewery located in San Leandro, Calif., that has been dedicated to bringing people together over great beer since 1989. Quietly situated in its gritty warehouse environs, Drake’s has become known over the years for consistently producing a wide variety of hop-forward craft beers. From the groundbreaking 1500 Pale Ale to innovative creations like the Denogginizer Double IPA, and a growing collection of artisan barrel-aged and sour beers, the brewery’s commitment to quality and integrity shines through in every beer. As one of the original craft breweries in the Bay Area, Drake’s is dedicated to supporting its community first and working tirelessly to bring its brand of quality beer to more people.

Crooked Stave Do You Even Zest?! Citrus DIPA arrives in cans

April 2, 2018 - 3:42pm

(Denver, CO) – Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is excited to introduce its second limited release of 2018. Elevated from our experimental hazy IPA series, “Do You Even Zest?!”, a 7.5% ABV Citrus Double IPA is now available in cans.

Do You Even Zest?! is loaded with an immense amount of hops and freshly zested citrus. This Citrus Double IPA was born out of our playful nature as brewers looking to challenge the status quo. Our team meticulously zests fresh citrus for each and every batch, which begs the question, do you event zest?

“The citrus medley of grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime zest balances out this hopped up Double IPA. Going into Spring and Summer, this tropical, juicy IPA will be the perfect beer to enjoy as the weather gets warmer”, states Chad Yakobson, Crooked Stave Owner and Brewmaster.

Do You Even Zest?! is available in six-packs cans and on draught in the Crooked Stave tasting room on Brighton Blvd and throughout the state of Colorado starting April, 2nd.

For more information, follow @CrookedStave on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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.

Boulevard Brewing adds Memphis-area wholesalers

April 2, 2018 - 3:26pm

Kansas City beers soon to be available throughout Tennessee

(Kansas City, MO) – Boulevard Brewing Company today announced that its beers will soon appear on shelves and taps in greater Memphis and northwest Tennessee. The Kansas City brewery expanded to other areas of the Volunteer State last spring; with the appointments of Eagle Distributing , Central Distributing and Volunteer Distributing , Boulevard beers will now be available statewide.

“The beer scene in Memphis is vibrant and growing, and we’re excited to join the party,” said Bobby Dykstra, vice president of sales. “Our new partners have solid plans in place to ensure that craft beer enthusiasts can order a Boulevard on tap or snag a six-pack at the store. We look forward to building our business with them.” 

Many of Boulevard’s most popular beers will be available beginning in April, including Unfiltered Wheat Beer, Jam Band, Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale and Tropical Pale Ale, along with a variety of seasonal and limited releases. 

Boulevard will be pouring several beers at the Memphis BrewFest on April 14. Details on additional launch events and retail locations may be found on Boulevard’s website and social media outlets.

About Boulevard Brewing Company

Boulevard Brewing Company is the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest, dedicated to the craft of producing fresh, flavorful beers using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. For more information, visit boulevard.com or follow us on facebook.com/Boulevard , twitter.com/Boulevard_Beer and instagram.com/boulevard_beer.

Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus Imperial IPA returns

April 2, 2018 - 3:08pm

Athens, GA – This April, Terrapin Beer Co. is bringing back Cumulus Lupulus, an Imperial IPA inspired by the Northeast Style.

Clocking in at 8.1% ABV, this brew boasts over four pounds of Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops per barrel. Three different hop editions in the whirlpool build a strong hop flavor, coupled with three different dry hop editions to strengthen the beer’s impressive hop presence. But this beer resembles a Northeast Style IPA in more than just hop flavor. We’re using a yeast strain that is used by brewers up in the Northeast, rather than our house strain.

A new piece of equipment is making this brew even better – Terrapin recently acquired a Hop Cannon. The Hop Cannon is a small but powerful piece of equipment that has allowed for a lot of experimentation. Our team is testing opportunities for earlier dry hopping, while the beer is still fermenting, in hopes that it will enhance hop flavors and aroma. It has also allowed for dosing without opening tanks, preventing oxygen from getting in to the beer, and ensuring a consistent, high-quality product.

Cumulus Lupulus will be available throughout Terrapin’s distribution network for a limited time starting mid-April, releasing at Terrapin’s 14^th Anniversary Carnival on April 14^th. (Tickets available at: www.terrapinbeer.com/anniversary-carnival)

ABOUT TERRAPIN BEER CO:

Terrapin Beer Co. began as a daydream between founders John Cochran and Spike Buckowski, who brewed and released their first beer in 2002. Inspired by the creative culture of Athens, the brewery’s home, Terrapin continues to produce unique beers year after year.

Whether you’re joining us for a brewery tour at our tasting room, drinking a Hopsecutioner at your favorite watering hole, sipping some Hi-5 on your back porch, or enjoying a RecreationAle after a long day on the trail, we hope you appreciate the dedication we’ve put into our beers.

Scofflaw cans donning new designs roll out this week

April 2, 2018 - 2:36pm

Scofflaw Brewing Introduces New Can Designs; Rebellious Goats Lead Increased Distribution in Georgia

(Atlanta, GA) – Scofflaw Brewing Company is introducing new cans for its flagship unfiltered IPAs featuring a small but growing herd of goats. Each of the brewery’s four regularly distributed beers will have a unique portrait of a billy goat reflecting each beer’s distinctive character and the independent attitude at Scofflaw, where beers were first created in an underground brewery.

The first batch of the new Basement and POG Basement IPA cans are being distributed this week into the Georgia market, including new cardboard containers for six-packs. Cans of the signature Hooligan and Double Jeopardy IPAs will follow as Scofflaw begins rolling out increased distribution of packaged beer in Georgia.

Scofflaw spearheaded the introduction of unfiltered IPAs into Atlanta and Georgia at a time when the style was not fully accepted or understood. But the rebellious Scofflaw IPAs have resonated with Georgia drinkers, enabling the brewery to achieve meteoric growth. It will soon expand to 30,000 barrels per year capacity in less than two years since the launch by President Matt Shirah and Brewmaster Travis Herman in August of 2016.

Artist Josh Jameson’s illustrations reflect the independent character of billy goats and their rebelliousness — consistent with the disruptive nature of Scofflaw’s high ABV, hazy beers featuring citrusy, juicy hops. In addition to bold flavor smoothly delivered in each sip, the beers come with a real kick.

Known in Atlanta for his craft beer chalkboards, Jameson first created the goat characters for T-shirts and the brewery’s chalk board. He is making his initial foray into can design. “The question always comes up about what truly sells beer off the shelf?” said Jameson. “It seemed to me that flavor trends and package design work simultaneously.”

The portrait for best-selling Basement IPA and its ultimate expression of Citra hops reflects a slightly crazed creative struggle, harkening back to the origins of Scofflaw on a homebrew system in the basement of Shirah’s mother-in-law. The new POG Basement can is highlighted by “in your face” day-glow orange lettering for a fruited IPA that bristles with citrus flavor.

The new cans will have the bold and visible definition of a scofflaw, a term which originated during Prohibition: “SCOFFLAW — a lawless drinker; a person who flouts the rules, conventions, or accepted practices.”

The art cans are being brewed and packaged by Scofflaw LLC at BrewDog USA under a one-year partnership with internationally recognized BrewDog’s new brewery in Canal Winchester, Ohio. Including kegged beer, the partnership with BrewDog will enable Scofflaw to continue meeting customer demand in Georgia while capacity at its brewery in the Bolton neighborhood of Westside Atlanta is expanded. The transition to a new brewhouse already constructed by BrewFab in St. Petersburg, Fla., is scheduled for April. The installation of the 50-barrel brewhouse and additional fermentation tanks will double Scofflaw’s capacity at its Westside location from 16,500 barrels to 30,000 barrels annually. BrewDog USA will continue canning Scofflaw beers throughout the one-year agreement.

About Scofflaw Brewing Co. – www.scofflawbeer.com
Co-founded by Matt Shirah and Brewmaster Travis Herman, who developed beers on a system of five one-barrel fermentation tanks in the basement of the home of Shirah’s mother-in-law, Scofflaw opened in August of 2016. It has been named by BeerAdvocate, Paste Magazine, USA Today, Craft Beer & Brewing and RateBeer.com as one of the best new breweries in America. Follow Scofflaw on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter @ScofflawBrewing

Aloha Traveler Pineapple Shandy now available

March 30, 2018 - 8:25pm

Traveler Beer Company Says “Hello!” with Aloha Traveler®, Just in Time to Kick Off Patio Season-Sipping

(Burlington, VT) – It’s that time of year again, when the sizzling days of summer are just around the corner, only relieved with cannonballs into the pool, paired with a delicious Shandy. Making its return this April, Traveler Beer Company invites its fans to sail away to paradise with Aloha Traveler Pineapple Shandy. This American craft wheat ale is the latest limited release, to serve as a reminder that summer is coming.

Aloha Traveler, made with real pineapple, will be available throughout the spring and summer months. It’s the beer to drink for the office softball tourney, backyard luau or to tailgate that outdoor concert right. For those looking to escape the everyday grind, Aloha Traveler Pineapple Shandy is the perfect choice to celebrate those sunnier days ahead.

“After an incredibly popular launch of Aloha Traveler in early 2017, we decided to bring it back for the dog days of summer in 2018,” said Jasen Holley of The Traveler Beer Company. “Easy-drinking, made with real, ripe pineapple, Aloha Traveler is the perfect beer for people who are looking for their unofficial beer of summer!”

Aloha Traveler will be available in 6-, 12- or variety can packs and on tap throughout spring and summer months. It can be found alongside Traveler Grapefruit Shandy, Traveler’s year-round offering, made with real grapefruit. Other limited Traveler varieties include Jack-O Traveler, Jolly Traveler and Lucky Traveler. A list of locations that sell and pour Traveler beers can be found here: https://travelerbeer.com/find-beers/.

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.

Grimm Brothers Maiden’s Kiss cans coming April 23

March 30, 2018 - 5:11pm

(Loveland, CO) – Grimm Brothers Brewhouse has been dedicated to craft since July 2010 with a strong focus on traditional German styles. This spring Grimm Brothers is excited to announce a change in the spring seasonal lineup, Maiden’s Kiss will make its annual return this spring with a new look and a new flavor profile. While staying with German tradition we wanted to bring something light and easy drinking as a spring seasonal, so we give you Maiden’s Kiss Lemon Radler.

The new Spring Radler will feature a brighter can to help showcase the spring season while keeping true to the sinister character style that Grimm Brothers is known for. We use a combination of whole lemon and lemonade to get the desired flavor profile. Lemon zest gives off huge sweet-citrus notes on the nose giving the impression that you’ll bite into a sweet candied lemon. This transitions to the palate with just a kiss of lemon as it intermingles with the base beer giving perfect balance to a low ABV beer that is great for patio season in Colorado. Cans will be available in liquor stores throughout Colorado starting April 23rd so grab a 6 pack and some friends and enjoy springtime in Colorado.

The Lost Abbey 2018 Red Poppy releases March 30

March 30, 2018 - 2:32pm

(San Marcos, CA) – Winner of a Bronze medal at World Beer Cup for American Style Sour (2013), Red Poppy, The Lost Abbey’s Flander’s Red Ale with sour cherries makes its 2018 debut.

Inspired by the California State flower, Red Poppy is a veritable celebration of sour cherries. Aged in oak barrels for over 12 months, Red Poppy begins with a burst of fresh tart cherries and layers of tropical Brett funk, leading to a dry, red wine tannic-like finish.

“Red Poppy checks a lot of boxes for me what I want in a sour beer,” said Tomme Arthur, Co-Founder, and COO of The Lost Abbey. “The funkiness of the Brett paired with the tartness of the cherries, it’s why Red Poppy is the only Lost Abbey beer without any story on the back, it speaks for itself.”

Red Poppy will be released on March 30th in both Lost Abbey tasting rooms and will hit limited distribution throughout The Lost Abbey distribution network beginning in April.

Forbidden Root adds two beers to core retail lineup, switches all on-shelf packaging to cans

March 30, 2018 - 2:16pm

(Chicago, IL) — Forbidden Root Brewery, an innovator in craft brewing with its restaurant and brewery located at 1746 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois, is adding two new beers to its core retail line-up and moving all beers for on-shelf distribution into cans, beginning the first week of April.

NEW YEAR-ROUND BEERS

Beginning in April, all beers in Forbidden Root’s core line-up will be available at on-shelf retail exclusively in 12-ounce cans, including: WPA, Wildflower Pale Ale (6.2% ABV), brewed with elderflower, marigold and sweet osmanthus plus new fan-favorites Strawberry Basil Hefeweizen (5.1% ABV), a delicious wheat ale with strawberry, basil and hibiscus and Hay Fever (5.9% ABV), a very drinkable dry-hopped farmhouse ale.

WHY CANS?

Here are a few great reasons for Forbidden Root to shift to all-can retail distribution (thanks Brewers Association):

· Portability: from the beach, to hiking, to golf courses, cans are often able to go places bottles cannot.

· Sustainability: cans are lighter than bottles, reduce CO2 emissions in shipping and are incredibly recyclable (did you know a recycled can could be back on the shelf in 60 days?).

· Freshness: cans block light and are an effective barrier to oxygen, meaning the only thing limiting the freshness of the beer in the can is the time it takes to get from the brewer to a beer lovers mouth/glass.

· Design: Forbidden Root has an incredible storyteller on our staff – Randy Mosher. His ability to tell stories by way of graphic and label design is legendary in the craft beer industry. The canvas for aluminum cans is different than bottles and provides a unique artistic medium perfect for Randy.

Look for 4-pack, 12 oz cans of these styles on the shelves of your local craft beer retailer. In addition to cans, there will be draft offerings of these styles at bars and restaurants across Chicagoland.

About Forbidden Root:

Forbidden Root is a craft brewery inspired by nature. Located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood at 1746 W. Chicago Ave., it is housed in the former Hub Theater space. The brewery uses traditional ingredients as a base to explore the rich world of wild ingredients and create an exciting range of beers: both familiar and eccentric. Forbidden Root’s year-round beers include: Wildflower Pale Ale (WPA), Strawberry Basil Hefeweizen, and Hay Fever, in addition to several limited releases and pub-only offerings.

Forbidden Root is open seven days a week, serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. For more information, visit Forbidden Root’s website or follow the brewery on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram at @ForbiddenRoot and Untappd.

Anchor Brewing, San Francisco Giants re-release Los Gigantes Lager and co-branded 12-pack

March 30, 2018 - 11:46am

(San Francisco, CA) – Anchor Brewing Company and the San Francisco Giants announce the re-release of two fan-favorites just in time for the 2018 Major League Baseball season. Anchor and the Giants are proud to share their limited-edition collaboration brew, Los Gigantes, a crisp, clean, crushable Mexican style lager that’s perfect for game day. The two iconic San Francisco institutions are also releasing a new limited-edition Anchor Steam® San Francisco Giants 12-Pack, putting a fresh spin on a classic beer.

Baseball and San Francisco have gone hand in hand for more than 100 years. With roots that date back to the California Gold Rush, Anchor is intrinsically tied to the city and has been enjoyed by Giants fans for decades. Anchor Brewing and the Giants have been official partners since 2011, combining two San Francisco traditions: Brews and Baseball.

First brewed in 2017, Los Gigantes (4.5% ABV) was inspired by the vibrancy and diversity of the city and the Giants’ fan base today. An easy-drinking beer, it combines a light maltiness with crisp, refreshing flavor, making it a perfect ballpark brew. Anchor Steam Beer (4.9% ABV), on the other hand, dates back to 1896 and represents San Francisco’s rich, storied past. It owes its deep amber color, thick, creamy head, and rich, distinctive flavor to a historic brewing process like none other. Its caramel maltiness is followed by fresh herbal hop spiciness and a mellow, bitter finish. The balanced taste makes it a great beer for anytime and anywhere. A timeless San Francisco brew, Anchor Steam is perfect for cheering on the Giants, a quintessential San Francisco team.

“True Giants fans know that Los Gigantes is a beloved moniker for the San Francisco Giants, and it perfectly suits our Giants-inspired Mexican style lager,” said Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “Combining a blend of 2-row pale malt, flaked maize, and Cluster and Tettnang hops, Los Gigantes is a crisp, refreshing lager that is light and easy-drinking.” Los Gigantes is Anchor’s second collaboration beer that celebrates the long-standing partnership between the brewery and the San Francisco Giants.

“Anchor Steam, of course, is another great choice for game day,” said Ungermann. “No matter how many new beers we create, we never stop celebrating our flagship brew, Anchor Steam. Made with Northern Brewer hops and a blend of 2-row pale and caramel malt, Anchor Steam is one of a kind, with a unique, rich flavor and unparalleled history.”

Los Gigantes arrives in select markets just in time for the 2018 Major League Baseball season on draft and in 12 oz. and 16 oz. cans. The packaging boasts a strikingly unique Los Gigantes design that Giants fans have come to know and love. The beer is available in Northern California and Northern Nevada at select bars, restaurants, and stores including Bel Air Market, BevMo, Lucky, Nob Hill Foods, Raley’s, Safeway, Save Mart, Total Wine & More, Whole Foods, and Winco Foods. Los Gigantes is also available on draft at the Anchor Brewing Taproom and Anchor Public Taps in San Francisco.

The limited-edition Giants Anchor Steam 12-pack features the team’s colors and logos, inspiring fans to “Get Your Orange On.” The commemorative 12-pack is available now and throughout the season while supplies last at major grocery outlets, including: Bel Air Market, BevMo, Lucky, Nob Hill Foods, Nugget, Raley’s, Safeway, Smart & Final, Whole Foods, and Winco Foods throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada.

Find Los Gigantes and the limited-edition Anchor Steam San Francisco Giants 12-Pack near you using the Anchor Beer Finder.

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.

About the San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants are dedicated to enriching the community through innovation and excellence on and off the field. One of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball, the 136-year old franchise moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958. After playing a total of 42 years in Seals Stadium and Candlestick Park, the team moved to the privately constructed AT&T Park in 2000. The organization is widely recognized for its innovative business practices and baseball excellence. In 2010, the franchise was named the Sports Organization of the Year by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and in 2012 was named Organization of the Year by Baseball America.

Marin Brewing Co. celebrates 29th anniversary on April 1st

March 30, 2018 - 11:29am

(Larkspur, CA) – On April 1st, Marin Brewing will celebrate 29 years of brewing beer and serving the Bay Area’s best burgers.

For its anniversary, the brewery will pour $4 pints and sell $10 T-shirts, ensuring everyone can enjoy a little something from the celebration!

To mark the occasion, the Brewmaster Arne Johnson will tap the classic beers that made the Brewco a craft beer legend nationwide. That list includes Tiburon Blonde, Witty Monk, Hella Art Wah, Raspberry Trail Ale, Point Reyes Porter, Main IPA, Chocolate Airporter and Redwood Kriek Sour Cherry Sour. Patrons will also find a number of additional bottled beers available, including the one-off Flaked News Imperial Russian Stout.

The doors and patio open at 11:30 AM and the guy who has been around the longest, Brendan Moylan, purveyor and owner of Marin Brewing will be on hand. He’s always happy to share a pint and to talk about Marin Brewing, the craft beer business, and the makings of great beer.

Stop by this Easter Sunday for a bite to eat, a pint to drink and a chance to look back fondly at 29 amazing years and more than 8 million pints poured. Cheers!

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

To learn more about Marin Brewing Company’s award-winning family of beers and their acclaimed food selection, visit Marin Brewing’s website, follow them on Twitter, Instagram or like them on Facebook.

Jester King starts a small hop farm

March 30, 2018 - 10:52am

(Austin, TX) – Jester King announced this week a cool project taking place at its brewery. More below from the brewery blog…

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We’re excited to announce that we’ve started a small hop farm at Jester King! We just finished planting 500 hop rhizomes in rows out in the pasture to the south of the brewery.

At this point in time, hops remain the one beer ingredient we can’t source locally. We can get water from our well, grain from Blacklands Malt (http://www.blacklandsmalt.com/) in Leander, Texas, wild yeast from the land and air, and fruits and vegetables from central Texas. But we can’t purchase hops grown in our region. Hops remain the missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to creating a beer with 100% native ingredients. We, along with other growers just starting out in our area, hope to change this.

We’ve decided to focus initially on three varieties of hops — Neo1 (a breed of Neomexicanus), Saaz and Perle. We selected Neo1 because of its heat, drought and pest resistant qualities. Neomexicanus grows in the wild in west Texas and New Mexico, so we thought it would be a good candidate for our soil. As far as selecting Saaz and Perle, our Head Brewer Averie Swanson writes, “We use these two hop varieties frequently in our brewing, as we feel that the sensory profile of these hops complement our mixed culture very well. Grown here at Jester King, I do not expect these hops to smell or taste anything like what we are used to buying now. They will be entirely unique to this place and we are very excited to see what attributes they possess.”

Going off of Averie’s last point, we’re content to see how these hops adapt to our environment. We’re not trying to create a particular flavor/aroma profile. In trying to make beer that’s a product of the land around us, we’re interested to see what direction our environment takes our hops, and by extension, our beer.

In the follows weeks, we’ll setup trellises for the hops as they grow. Pedernales Electric Coop was kind enough to give us some old telephone poles to help with this. Planting hops brings us to near the end of busy planting season at Jester King. It started back in the fall with our tree planting day (https://www.facebook.com/JesterKingBrewery/photos/a.231189403648.134717.124349183648/10155393651673649/?type=3&theater) , continued onto vineyard planting (http://jesterkingbrewery.com/jester-king-plants-a-vineyard) this winter, and will end with the planting of annuals this week. Farmer Peppy could use an extra pair of hands with the annuals Friday afternoon, so if you’re interesting in helping volunteer, please e-mail peppy@jesterkingbrewery.com.

We’re also excited we’re not going it alone as far as growing hops commercially in central Texas. Last summer, we had the chance to visit Wildseed Farms (https://www.wildseedfarms.com/) in Fredericksburg and see what Dave Steinbrunnerhas going on with his Organic Hops Research Garden. Dave has an impressive young hop farm that’s already producing some really nice hops. We’re excited to support Dave and other local hop growers as we strive to make commercial hop farming in Texas a reality.

If you’d like to see our hops up close and learn more about them from Farmer Peppy, we now offer a farm tour every Saturday at 2pm. Cheers!

Bauhaus Short Pants Lemon Shandy cans and draft arrive starting April 2

March 30, 2018 - 10:17am

(Minneapolis, MN) – The Bauhaus family is releasing a very, very special beer on April 2nd that will not only take us through the end of Short Pants season, but will hopefully, magically, turn this wintry mix into unending days of sunshine. Introducing, Short Pants Lemon Shandy.

MORE ABOUT THE BEER

Clocking in at 4.5% and 15 IBU, this crisp, thirst-quenching, delicious, lemony ale is brewed with wheat and natural lemon ingredients. Essentially a beer cocktail, a shandy typically consists of a relatively neutral base beer with added juice or concentrate. Unlike other shandies on the market, we use natural lemon products such as lemon zest, lemon concentrate, and lemon puree to provide a more authentic, handcrafted shandy that doesn’t taste artificial or sugary sweet.

To make sure thirsts are sufficiently quenched through the warmer months, Short Pants Lemon Shandy will be available from April through August. Starting Monday, April 2nd, it will be on tap in our Northeast MPLS taproom and available in both 6- and 12-packs of 12 oz cans at liquor stores throughout MN and WI. You can expect to find Short Pants running rampant on draft lines at rooftop bars and patios across the state all Summer long.

Kona Brewing Co. announces multi-year partnership as official craft beer of LA Galaxy

March 29, 2018 - 5:32pm

(Los Angeles, CA) – Today, Kona Brewing Company announced it has entered into a multi-year partnership as the official craft beer of the LA Galaxy. As part of the partnership, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, Kona Brewing Co. will bring the island spirit to Southern California with a Lanai-style bar at StubHub Center, the Galaxy’s home stadium in sunny Carson, CA. The “Kona Lanai” at StubHub Center will feature Kona’s core year-round portfolio on tap, including Big Wave Golden Ale, Longboard Island Lager and Hanalei Island IPA, as well as exclusive rotating seasonal beers throughout the year. The Kona Lanai officially opens on March 31, 2018, for the much-anticipated LA Galaxy game against LAFC.

“Kona Brewing Co. is all about getting outside in the sun and having fun with friends and family,” said Widaliz Quinones, brand manager, Kona Brewing Co. “This new partnership with the LA Galaxy is a perfect opportunity for us to share the aloha spirit with soccer fans in Southern California, and we couldn’t think of a better teammate on the mainland.”

Inspired by a traditional Hawaiian Lanai, the new open-sided bar is located on the south end of the main concourse of the stadium and will be a place where fans can enjoy a refreshing taste of Kona’s Liquid Aloha or take a relaxing moment to unplug, Hawaii style.

“We look forward to working with Kona Brewing Co. to give our fans a taste of the island life,” said Robert Vartan, senior director, AEG Global Partnerships. “Our partnership will allow us to offer our fans even more options to enhance their game-day experience.”

The Kona Lanai will be open through the entire LA Galaxy season and during most publicly ticketed StubHub Center events, providing guests ample opportunities to experience some of Kona’s Liquid Aloha during their favorite events.

For more details about Kona Brewing Company, please visit https://konabrewingco.com/.

For more information about the LA Galaxy, please visit https://www.lagalaxy.com/

About Kona Brewing Co.
Kona Brewing Company was started in Kailua-Kona on the Island of Hawaii in the spring of 1994 by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa, who had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. Today, Kona is Hawaii’s largest and favorite craft brewery, known for top-selling flagship beers Longboard Island Lager and Big Wave Golden Ale and award-winning innovative small-batch beers available across the Islands. From the beginning, Kona has remained committed to brewing the freshest beer of exceptional quality closest to market, which helps to minimize its carbon footprint by reducing shipping of raw materials, finished beer and packaging materials.

Kona Brewing Co. has become one of the top craft beer brands in the world, while remaining steadfastly committed to its home through a strong focus on innovation, sustainability and community outreach. As part of Craft Brew Alliance, an independent craft brewing company that brews and distributes a variety of award-winning craft beer and cider brands, Kona is available in all 50 U.S. states and 30 countries worldwide. For more information call 808-334-BREW (2739) or visit www.KonaBrewingCo.com. Talk with us via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @KonaBrewingCo

About LA Galaxy
The LA Galaxy is an American professional soccer club, based in Los Angeles that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). It is one of the league’s most-decorated clubs, having won the MLS Cup a record five times (2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014)—the Supporters’ Shield four times (1998, 2002, 2010, 2011), the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup twice (2001, 2005), and is one of just two MLS teams to win the  CONCACAF Champions’ Cup (2000).

Pelican Citricumulus Citrus Pale Ale returns

March 29, 2018 - 5:15pm

Citricumulus Citrus Pale Ale returns to Pelican taps just in time for longer days on the beach

The popularity and success of the spicy yet fruity citrus pale ale elevate the one-off Lone Pelican star to Pelican’s annual seasonal rotation

(Pacific City, Oregon) — Pelican Brewing Company welcomes the return of the sun with one of its own bright stars, Citricumulus Citrus Pale Ale. The refreshing, fruity brew returns this month to Pelican’s seasonal lineup—available now for the first time in 6-packs and as usual in 22 oz. bottles and on-tap at Pelican brewpubs.

Citricumulus, which was born into Pelican lineage as one of the brewery’s small batch Lone Pelican beers, has enjoyed such a brilliant reputation for its light, crisp, fruity character that it now earns a special spot in the brewery’s annual lineup. The former Lone Pelican now takes its place among other annual Pelican seasonals like Dirty Bird Northwest IPA, Sun Flare Dry-hopped Pale Ale and Bad Santa Cascadian Dark Ale to name a few brews that fellow fanatics have come to count on every year.

Citricumulus takes its inspiration from the high-flying clouds of a summer day. Pelican brewers imagined the perfect beer for a lazy afternoon spent gazing at the sky and started with a crisp, fruity Belgian-style pale ale. To that they added aromatic, citrusy orange peel to create an elevated sensory experience. What do you see when you look up at the clouds? Happiness! And an occasional lone pelican charting his way.

ABV: 6% | IBU: 35 | PLATO: 13º

“Pelican brewers love to explore ‘Lone Pelicans’ that offer intriguing techniques and ingredients that are not well-represented in the market place—Citricumulus is one of those but it has become so popular as a seasonal brew that we just had to give it a place of honor on the annual lineup,” says Darron Welch, founding brewmaster at Pelican Brewing Company. “Our take on a Citrus Pale Ale explores a whole realm of sensory possibilities that are perfect for drinking on a sunny day at the beach.”

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

About Pelican Brewing Company

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

For more information, visit Pelican Brewing Company.

Harry & Meghan’s Windsor Knot, a beer celebrating upcoming Royal Wedding, just released

March 29, 2018 - 4:40pm

(Windsor, ENGLAND) – Windsor and Eton Brewery announced earlier this year that it would release a Royal Wedding beer in advance of the big date on May 19th. The time has finally come for the beer to hit stores. Below is the official announcement about the beer.

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We’ve brewed a Royal beer to celebrate Harry & Meghan tying the knot!

Called HARRY & MEGHAN’S WINDSOR KNOT, the new beer is a special limited edition of our best-selling WINDSOR KNOT which was first brewed for the marriage of Harry’s brother, Will. Just like the original WINDSOR KNOT this Pale Ale will be the only royal wedding beer brewed in Windsor.

The new beer was inspired by the couple’s first public appearance together at the Invictus Games in Toronto last year. We’re using a special blend of British hops called Invicta in recognition of Prince Harry’s role in creating the Invictus Games, combined with some great American West Coast hops.

As with all our beers, we use barley grown locally on the Royal Farms right here in Windsor and as a finishing touch we are using champagne yeast. Marrying these ingredients creates a new Pale Ale that is young, fresh and full of character.

The beer will be available in both 330ml bottles at 4.5% ABV and in cask at 4% ABV. The design on the bottle and pumpclip features a tie made out of the Union Jack and the Star & Stripes, and also has two interlocking male and female symbols.

When Harry & Meghan tie the knot it will be very much a modern marriage of equals as well as being a celebration of their British and American nationalities. Each of them have causes that they care deeply about such as the environment, equal rights and the rehabilitation of injured servicemen and women. We chose the interlocking symbols to reflect the strength and support they give each other.

*You can be pre-order Harry & Meghan’s Windsor Knot from today by emailing , by calling 01753 854075 or submitting your interest via the following form*

We’ll launch the beer on 28th March at the Royal Farm Shop with the first orders being delivered from Tuesday 3rd April.

We’ll keep you up to date on all things Royal Wedding Beer on our website and across our social media platforms.

(The name Windsor Knot is a trademark of Windsor & Eton Brewery)

Paradox Weather Series #8 Cryo Powder DIPA to be released in early April

March 29, 2018 - 4:00pm

Schroon Lake, NY – WEATHER is a beer series focused on the hops. The style of beer and hop blend changes each release but the focus remains on the hops. It gives us a chance to play with the new and exciting hops everyone enjoys drinking and each iteration is different to keep you coming back for more. This is packaged in 16oz 4-packs primarily at the brewery with very limited distribution. Each rotation can be identified by the date code on the can. Pay attention to social media as well as this page for release updates and information about Weather.

Expect things to get a little icy with this weather. Moteuka and Vic Secret hops as well as Mosaic and Citra cryo hop powder are going to make this DDH Northeast DIPA a citrusy, tropical, and juicy treat! What are cryo hops? They are the result of extracting lupulin form the hops using liquid nitrogen. This process enhances the flavor and aroma in the beer.

About Paradox Brewery: Paradox Brewery is an award-winning craft brewery located in the Adirondack Mountains (Schroon Lake, NY). Paradox currently distributes kegs, cans and specialty bottles in New York State. Bottles include barrel aged beers, sour ales and wild ales fermented by our house brett culture. The brewery and tasting room are open year-round on Route 9 in Schroon Lake. Come visit and follow the Paradox Beer Trail!

C Squared Ciders expands distribution to New Mexico

March 29, 2018 - 3:40pm

(Denver, CO) – C Squared Ciders, a Denver, CO-based independent craft cidery announced today that the company is expanding its distribution to the state of New Mexico, via National Distributing Company (NDC).  C Squared Ciders began producing cider in July 2015 and is also sold throughout Colorado and Minnesota.

 

“There is a high volume of cider drinkers in the Rocky Mountain region, and a goal of ours has always been to grow our business close to home,” says C Squared Sales Manager, Eric Hatlestad. “New Mexico’s proximity to Colorado and their budding craft cider culture provided the perfect opportunity for us to do just that.” C Squared will launch into the Land of Enchantment with their award-winning Siren Series brands – Alma, Ginger, Nona, Ella, and Lila. Cider drinkers can find these ciders on liquor store shelves in 4 packs, and on draft in bars and restaurants throughout the state.  

 

National Distributing Company has a rich history in the industry dating back to 1930. As an affiliate of RNDC, they have become one of the nations leading wholesale alcohol distributors.  “They have a great team and an in-depth understanding of the craft market and community throughout New Mexico. We’re looking forward to our partnership with NDC,” says Hatlestad.

 

For more information on C Squared Ciders, please visit csquaredciders.com

For more information on NDC, please visit ndcweb.com

 

About C Squared Ciders

C Squared Ciders is a Denver based craft cidery, located in the thriving downtown RiNo Arts District. At C Squared Ciders, we create the highest quality ciders from the finest ingredients that Mother Nature has to offer. The name C Squared symbolizes our commitment to take cider to the next level, in terms of both the mainstream acceptance of cider and what cider can become. To do this, we are combining our decades of craft brewing experience with cider/winemaking techniques to bring new flavors to the world of cider.

 

For more information, please contact Eric Hatlestad, Sales Manager for C Squared Ciders at 720.437.1428, or info@csquaredciders.com

pFriem Family Brewers announces spring beer releases

March 29, 2018 - 2:53pm

New seasonal lineup features light yet complex flavors for Spring

(Hood River, OR) – Excitement is mounting for the new Spring releases from pFriem Family Brewers on the heels of the brewery’s big wins at the Oregon Beer Awards. The brewery took top honors including “Brewery of the Year” in the large brewery category and “Best Brewpub Experience” for the fourth year-in-a-row. pFriem’s Spring seasonals are complex, light, and super flavorful: perfect for after mountain bike rides, hikes, gardening, and barbecuing. Cheers to the Spring season!

While pFriem will produce over 100 artisan beers in 2018, and release 15 beers in Spring, here are descriptions of some of this season’s highlighted releases: Bright Pale, Helles Lager and Saison.

Bright Pale – Building on an already great tradition of American Pale Ales, Bright Pale is bursting with fruity, tropical brightness. It has notes of white grapes, pineapple, and pine and tropical aromas of honeydew melon and passion fruit that lead you to a crisp, fruity, and clean finish. With Warrior, Simcoe, Calista and Hallertau Blanc hops, and Rahr Pale Malt, Gambrinus Pilsner and Carapils malts, this one comes in at 5% ABV and 33 IBUs. One sip will brighten anyone’s day!

Helles Lager – In 19th century Germany, pilsners were all the rage so Munchen brewers created a malty hoppy beer of their own called Helles. pFriem Helles Lager builds on that history with a toasty lager that’s savory and smooth with aromas of fresh bread and a hint of honey. So let’s toast this beer’s storied and delicious history with a hearty, “Helles Yeah!” With 4.8% ABV and 25 IBUs, this special brew features Weyermann Pilsner, Weyermann Barke Pilsner and Acidulated malts and Perle and Tettnang hops.

Saison- Back in the early 20th century, farmhouses in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, would brew this beer in the winter, only to be consumed in the summer by their farm hands called Saisoners. These beers are known for being tart, lite on the palate, dry, fruity and complex. pFriem Saison is a fragrant ale ready to warm any palate with tropical notes of guava and kumquats. Featuring Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner and Gambrinus Wheat malts and German Tettnang, Sorchi Ace and Motueka hops, Saison has an ABV of 6.5% and 32 IBUs.

Spring 2018 Bottle Releases

Annual

IPA

Pilsner

Semi-Annual

Belgian Strong Blonde

Spring Classic

Bright Pale

Down Under IPA

Helles Lager

Select Spring

Saison (Mar-Apr)

Lemon Zest Farmhouse Ale (May-Jun)

NOTE: Limited will come available throughout the season April-June

Classic Limited

Kolsch

Wit

Barrel Aged Limited

Abrikoos

Peche

Bosbessen

Flanders Red Kriek

Fraise

Barrel Aged Saison II

Sauv Blanc Barrel Aged Golden Ale

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.

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