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30% off Malt Extract at Label Peelers!

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 03:00
Label Peelers has discounted malt extract (both Liquid/LME and Dry/DME) by a whopping 30%.  No coupon code is required.  The discount should be reflected on each product page.  Includes small offerings all the way up to bulk 50 lb bags.  Malsters include Alexander’s, Briess and Muntons.  Varieties include Dark, Light, Amber, PIlsen, Wheat, Munich and […]
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Beer In Ads #1626: Vårt Brygg!

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:13
Thursday’s ad is for Brigg beer, a brand from Norway. From the 1970s, with the simple tagline “Vårt Brygg!,” which translates as “Our Brew.” You’ve got to love the trio of serious sweater monkeys. They look like the original reporters from Anchorman that they...

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Back In Stock: Brand New 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $75

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 21:59
These sold out a few days ago.  They are freshly back in stock and ready to order.  At $75 these are a great value. Brand New 5 Gallon Gallon Ball Lock Kegs.  These are… New, ISO 9001 Certified, NSF Certified, Ball Lock 5 Gallon Capacity and Have double rubber handles.  Typically double rubber handle kegs cost more […]
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Single Tap Kegerator Tower and Faucet – $54.99 + Free Shipping

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 21:15
Single Tap Beer Tower.  Chrome finish.  Includes – tower, faucet, 4 feet beer line, black plastic tap handle, hex nut connectors and mounting gasket.  Dimensions: 2 1/2″ D with 3 1/2″ D base flange and cover 11″ H and 9″ H from counter to bottom of faucet. 7/23/15 11:15 PM Central: This has recently spiked […]
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24″ Stainless Brewer’s Whisk – Extract, All Grain and Whirlpooling – $12.48

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 20:14
I own this whisk.  It’s one of our Top Finds.  I think every full batch brewer should consider pickup one it.  Check out my hands on review of this whisk. This whisk is great for: 1.  Stirring in extract.  It easily breaks up clumps, 2.  Stirring the mash and 3.  Starting a whirlpool.  If you’re a […]
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Free Edelmetall Bru Burner Leg Extensions with Burner Purchase

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:59
Purchase an Edelmetall Bru Burner from Midwest Supplies and, for a limited time,  they’ll throw in a free set of leg extensions for free.  That’s a $39.99 savings. Check out the full details and grab the discount code Recent Midwest Finds:
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Avery Twenty Two Wild Ale debuts at company’s 22nd Anniversary party on August 8th

BeerPulse - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:45

Press Release:

(Boulder, CO) — After 21 years of piecing together 6- and 8-car-garages in an industrial alley off Arapahoe Avenue, Founder and CEO Adam Avery was more than ready to build his dream brewery. In February, Avery Brewing Co. opened the doors of his 67,000 sq. ft., $30 million brewery filled with the best brewing equipment available, including four new 850 hl fermentation tanks that nearly doubled the brewery’s capacity.

The former Avery facility had buckets strategically positioned under its leaky roof—at the new brewery, Avery engineers crane the roof off to bring in new equipment. Avery brewers joke that drain is now a verb, not just a noun, as they work in the comfort of “mission control”, where they monitor brewing operations from computers. “The best part about the new brewery,” says Avery Chief Barrel Herder Andy Parker, “is being able to smell the beer being made. The alley just smelled…really bad.”

In honor of their 22nd year, Avery Brewing is throwing an anniversary party celebrating their new home, craft beer, Boulder, and their anniversary beer, Twenty Two.

The beer label describes Twenty Two as a “100% Brettanomyces drie Fermented Dry-Hopped Wild Ale.” Brettanomyces—the wild cousin of the domesticated yeasts that humans have brewed with for thousands of years—can add flavors in beer lovingly described by brewers as funk, leather, and horse-blanket.

“The beer is wild and the party is gonna be wild, too!” says Avery. “To celebrate our new home, I’m pulling out 50 rare and vintage beers from my cellar to share with everybody.”

Avery’s brewers have experimented with drie wild yeast many times since 2006, when Avery brought the yeast from the Belgian brewery Drie Fonteinen.

“The only other beer we’ve ever made that was 100% fermented by drie was our fifteenth anniversary ale back in 2008,” says Parker. “With Twenty Two, we took it to the next level with dry-hopping.”

Avery Head Brewer Matt “Handtruck” Thrall says their 8 years of experimenting with the wild yeast really shows. “We know drie makes a lot of tropical fruit flavors during fermentation, so we knew that dry-hopping with the right hops could accentuate the fruity esters of the Bretts instead of beating them into submission.” He added, “It’s exciting to see beer drinkers embracing wild yeast and hops together. They’re both relatively new concepts in the brewing world, and using them in conjunction is really fun for us.”

At Avery’s 22nd Anniversary Party, folks will be able to try Fifteen Anniversary Wild Ale and Twenty Two Anniversary Wild Ale—the two 100% “Brett” fermented beers—side-by-side. “Fifteen is a showcase for wild yeast, for drie,” says Parker, “but Twenty Two is an evolution. I’m excited to compare the flavors. Plus, Fifteen is the best 7-year-old beer I’ve ever had.”

Parker is also looking forward to revisiting some of the “grape-beer hybrids” he’s made. “We added Cabernet Sauvignon grape must to Récolte Sauvage, and with Ross’s’s’ Melange, we used Chardonnay grape must, which was quite different. And I get to drink them side-by-side? Gunbarrel really is a place where anything can happen! It’s where the unicorns run free.”

Avery Brewing’s 22nd Anniversary Party is on August 8 from 4-8pm at their new brewery in Gunbarrel. Details and tickets are available at the brewery and at averybrew22.eventbrite.com.

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Avery Twenty Two Wild Ale debuts at company’s 22nd Anniversary party on August 8th

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:45

Press Release:

(Boulder, CO) — After 21 years of piecing together 6- and 8-car-garages in an industrial alley off Arapahoe Avenue, Founder and CEO Adam Avery was more than ready to build his dream brewery. In February, Avery Brewing Co. opened the doors of his 67,000 sq. ft., $30 million brewery filled with the best brewing equipment available, including four new 850 hl fermentation tanks that nearly doubled the brewery’s capacity.

The former Avery facility had buckets strategically positioned under its leaky roof—at the new brewery, Avery engineers crane the roof off to bring in new equipment. Avery brewers joke that drain is now a verb, not just a noun, as they work in the comfort of “mission control”, where they monitor brewing operations from computers. “The best part about the new brewery,” says Avery Chief Barrel Herder Andy Parker, “is being able to smell the beer being made. The alley just smelled…really bad.”

In honor of their 22nd year, Avery Brewing is throwing an anniversary party celebrating their new home, craft beer, Boulder, and their anniversary beer, Twenty Two.

The beer label describes Twenty Two as a “100% Brettanomyces drie Fermented Dry-Hopped Wild Ale.” Brettanomyces—the wild cousin of the domesticated yeasts that humans have brewed with for thousands of years—can add flavors in beer lovingly described by brewers as funk, leather, and horse-blanket.

“The beer is wild and the party is gonna be wild, too!” says Avery. “To celebrate our new home, I’m pulling out 50 rare and vintage beers from my cellar to share with everybody.”

Avery’s brewers have experimented with drie wild yeast many times since 2006, when Avery brought the yeast from the Belgian brewery Drie Fonteinen.

“The only other beer we’ve ever made that was 100% fermented by drie was our fifteenth anniversary ale back in 2008,” says Parker. “With Twenty Two, we took it to the next level with dry-hopping.”

Avery Head Brewer Matt “Handtruck” Thrall says their 8 years of experimenting with the wild yeast really shows. “We know drie makes a lot of tropical fruit flavors during fermentation, so we knew that dry-hopping with the right hops could accentuate the fruity esters of the Bretts instead of beating them into submission.” He added, “It’s exciting to see beer drinkers embracing wild yeast and hops together. They’re both relatively new concepts in the brewing world, and using them in conjunction is really fun for us.”

At Avery’s 22nd Anniversary Party, folks will be able to try Fifteen Anniversary Wild Ale and Twenty Two Anniversary Wild Ale—the two 100% “Brett” fermented beers—side-by-side. “Fifteen is a showcase for wild yeast, for drie,” says Parker, “but Twenty Two is an evolution. I’m excited to compare the flavors. Plus, Fifteen is the best 7-year-old beer I’ve ever had.”

Parker is also looking forward to revisiting some of the “grape-beer hybrids” he’s made. “We added Cabernet Sauvignon grape must to Récolte Sauvage, and with Ross’s’s’ Melange, we used Chardonnay grape must, which was quite different. And I get to drink them side-by-side? Gunbarrel really is a place where anything can happen! It’s where the unicorns run free.”

Avery Brewing’s 22nd Anniversary Party is on August 8 from 4-8pm at their new brewery in Gunbarrel. Details and tickets are available at the brewery and at averybrew22.eventbrite.com.

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The Hop Concept Lemon and Grassy IPA coming next week

BeerPulse - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:52

Press Release:

(San Marcos, CA) – Lemon and Grassy IPA, the third beer to be released from the Hop Freshener Series by The Hop Concept, will be heading to tap lines and bottle shops by the end of July.

Continuing the trend of using new and experimental hops, Lemon and Grassy harnesses Comet, Nelson Sauvin, Sorachi Ace and Lemon Drop varietals to achieve its unique flavor and aroma profile.

Aromas of freshly grated lemon zest, subtle mint and hints of biscuit start off Lemon and Grassy. Hops, hops and more hops explode on the palate. Grassy bitterness, citrus peel and the faintest sweet malt leads to a lingering clean finish.

“We’ve learned a lot from every beer in the Hop Freshener Series, but no more so than with Lemon and Grassy” said Lead Brewer Steve Burchill. “ We relished the opportunity to use hops like Sorachi Ace, Nelson Sauvin and Lemon Drop to produce a style of IPA that’s considerably different from the rest of our portfolio.”

The Hop Concept’s Lemon and Grassy IPA (8.5% ABV) will be available throughout the Port Brewing / Lost Abbey / The Hop Concept distribution network in 22oz bottles and limited draft.

About Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey / The Hop Concept
Founded in 2006, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey produce 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 in its seven-year history 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 at 155 Mata Way, Suite 104, San Marcos, CA 92069, telephone (800) 918-6816, and on the web at www.LostAbbey.com.

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The Hop Concept Lemon and Grassy IPA coming next week

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:52

Press Release:

(San Marcos, CA) – Lemon and Grassy IPA, the third beer to be released from the Hop Freshener Series by The Hop Concept, will be heading to tap lines and bottle shops by the end of July.

Continuing the trend of using new and experimental hops, Lemon and Grassy harnesses Comet, Nelson Sauvin, Sorachi Ace and Lemon Drop varietals to achieve its unique flavor and aroma profile.

Aromas of freshly grated lemon zest, subtle mint and hints of biscuit start off Lemon and Grassy. Hops, hops and more hops explode on the palate. Grassy bitterness, citrus peel and the faintest sweet malt leads to a lingering clean finish.

“We’ve learned a lot from every beer in the Hop Freshener Series, but no more so than with Lemon and Grassy” said Lead Brewer Steve Burchill. “ We relished the opportunity to use hops like Sorachi Ace, Nelson Sauvin and Lemon Drop to produce a style of IPA that’s considerably different from the rest of our portfolio.”

The Hop Concept’s Lemon and Grassy IPA (8.5% ABV) will be available throughout the Port Brewing / Lost Abbey / The Hop Concept distribution network in 22oz bottles and limited draft.

About Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey / The Hop Concept
Founded in 2006, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey produce 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 in its seven-year history 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 at 155 Mata Way, Suite 104, San Marcos, CA 92069, telephone (800) 918-6816, and on the web at www.LostAbbey.com.

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25% Off Lavatools Thermowand Thermometer – with Promo Code

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 17:57
The Thermowand is NSF approved – that means it is certified to meet commercial food safety standards, 4 second stated response time and a +- .9 deg F accuracy.  It is splash resistant, has a integrated magnetic refrigerator attachment and has a lifetime warranty. 7/23/15: Enter code LAVASUMR at checkout and you’ll save 25% off the […]
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Brewers Association names Elysian Co-Founder, Dick Cantwell, its Quality Ambassador

BeerPulse - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 17:51

Press Release:

(Boulder, CO) – Supporting its vision of a membership that consistently produces the highest quality beer, the Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers—announced the appointment of Dick Cantwell as Quality Ambassador. In this role, Cantwell will make presentations across the country at state guild conferences and other places where brewers gather.

“A commitment to ensuring high quality craft beer is a top priority for the Brewers Association,” said Paul Gatza, director, Brewers Association. “Dick not only understands this mission, he appreciates what quality truly means and how it is achieved. He will be a tremendous asset to our membership and the entire craft brewing industry in this new role.”

As one of the industry’s well-respected and experienced craft brewers, Cantwell co-founded Elysian Brewing Company in 1996, where he served as head brewer until its sale to Anheuser-Busch in 2015. During his tenure, Elysian was named Large Brewpub of the Year three times at the Great American Beer Festival® (1999, 2003 and 2004), and in 2004, he received the BA’s Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing. Additionally, he has written for various beer magazines, including The New Brewer, Beer Advocate and American Brewer. His book publishing credits include Barley Wine (with Fal Allen) and The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery, Second Edition. He is currently at work on a forthcoming Brewers Publications title about wood- and barrel-aged beers, with New Belgium’s Peter Bouckaert.

“I am delighted to be given this opportunity to connect with friends old and new around the country, helping to instill the culture of quality in beer and in business as we all strive to stay passionate and committed to this movement we’ve all created,” said Cantwell.

The BA technical committee formed the quality subcommittee in the fall of 2014 to conceptualize and facilitate the continual pursuit of beer quality for craft brewers. The technical committee selected a diverse group of brewing professionals to take on the task of supporting and advocating for quality. The purpose of the group is to provide a framework for quality to craft brewers and to provide guidance to achieve the vision of a membership that consistently produces beer of the highest quality.

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Brewers Association names Elysian Co-Founder, Dick Cantwell, its Quality Ambassador

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 17:51

Press Release:

(Boulder, CO) – Supporting its vision of a membership that consistently produces the highest quality beer, the Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers—announced the appointment of Dick Cantwell as Quality Ambassador. In this role, Cantwell will make presentations across the country at state guild conferences and other places where brewers gather.

“A commitment to ensuring high quality craft beer is a top priority for the Brewers Association,” said Paul Gatza, director, Brewers Association. “Dick not only understands this mission, he appreciates what quality truly means and how it is achieved. He will be a tremendous asset to our membership and the entire craft brewing industry in this new role.”

As one of the industry’s well-respected and experienced craft brewers, Cantwell co-founded Elysian Brewing Company in 1996, where he served as head brewer until its sale to Anheuser-Busch in 2015. During his tenure, Elysian was named Large Brewpub of the Year three times at the Great American Beer Festival® (1999, 2003 and 2004), and in 2004, he received the BA’s Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing. Additionally, he has written for various beer magazines, including The New Brewer, Beer Advocate and American Brewer. His book publishing credits include Barley Wine (with Fal Allen) and The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery, Second Edition. He is currently at work on a forthcoming Brewers Publications title about wood- and barrel-aged beers, with New Belgium’s Peter Bouckaert.

“I am delighted to be given this opportunity to connect with friends old and new around the country, helping to instill the culture of quality in beer and in business as we all strive to stay passionate and committed to this movement we’ve all created,” said Cantwell.

The BA technical committee formed the quality subcommittee in the fall of 2014 to conceptualize and facilitate the continual pursuit of beer quality for craft brewers. The technical committee selected a diverse group of brewing professionals to take on the task of supporting and advocating for quality. The purpose of the group is to provide a framework for quality to craft brewers and to provide guidance to achieve the vision of a membership that consistently produces beer of the highest quality.

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Patent No. 3825145A: Beer Keg

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 14:33
Today in 1974, US Patent 3825145 A was issued, an invention of Richard W. Reynolds, for his “Beer Keg.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: A beer keg having plastic top, bottom and side walls that are of integral unitary construction, and a tapper...

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(20) 9″ x 6″ Scouring Pads… $7.20, 36 Cents/Ea

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:38
(20) 9″ by 6″ Scouring Pads.  The description says these are ideal for… “glass, stainless steel, porcelain, chrome, copper and ceramic surfaces”.. At 9″ by 6″ you could probably cut these in half and still have a good size scrubby. Use for cleanup on brew day and beyond 7/23/15 2:37 PM Central: These highly rated […]
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$100 OFF ANY Megapot 1.2 When You Spend $200

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:19
Northern Brewer is taking a whopping $100 off any MegaPot 1.2 when you spend $200. Any MegaPot 1.2 Brew Kettle qualifies including both drilled and undrilled models.  That means you can score a kettle for as little as $29. Check out the Full Details and Grab the Promo Code More from Northern Brewer:
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Beer Birthday: Fergus Carey

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:32
Today is the 52nd birthday of Fergus Carey, better known simply as Fergie. Fergie owns Fergie’s Pub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is co-owner of Monk’s Cafe with Tom Peters and is also a partner in Nodding Head Brewery. Fergie’s always a fun person to have around and...

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1″ x 5/16″ Stir Bar – $3.54 Shipped + $39.99 StirStarter Stir Plate

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:22
1″ by 5/16″ Stir Bar by SEOH.  Encapsulated in FDA approved PTFE with Alnico V Magnet Core. Use with your stir plate and erlenmeyer flask to make yeast starters.  Yeast count dramatically increases in a stir plate starter vs a non-stir plate starter.  The constant motion incorporates air, keeps yeast in contact with nutrients and […]
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Patent No. 4530631A: Pull Tab For Easy Open Can End — Method Of Manufacture Thereof

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:04
Today in 1985, US Patent 4530631 A was issued, an invention of Elton G. Kaminski and Carl F. McEldowney, assigned to The Stolle Corporation, for their “Pull Tab For Easy Open Can End — Method Of Manufacture Thereof.” Here’s the Abstract: An easy open can end having a retained tear strip...

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Beer Birthday: Jeremy Danner

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:41
Today is the 34th birthday of Jeremy Danner, who’s the ambassador brewer for Boulevard Brewing. Jeremy’s a Kansas City native who worked at several bars, restaurants and breweries, working his way up to his present job with Boulevard. Given that his love affair began on his 21st...

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