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Yazoo Deux Rouges bottles to be released at Funk Fest ’14

BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:01

The bottles I waxed today and showed in the post are the single barrel un-blended version of Deux Rouges. These 200 bottles will be available for sale to attendees of Funk Fest.  It saw 3 months extra aging time in the barrel and really produced some nice character that is noticeably different from the original release.

More >> Embrace The Funk.

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The Alchemist Focal Banger, Holw Cow IPA cans to be released on April 19th

BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:12

Our next ‘pop up’ truck sale will be this Saturday, April 19 at Pilgrim Park and Railroad Street in Waterbury (the old station lumber site; next to the train station).

More >> Alchemist blog.

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Prairie Artisan Ales finds location for new brewery

BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:52

The site is 16 beautiful acres, with a pond and a backdrop of trees. There is an existing building (the old clubhouse from Cotton Greek Golf Course) that we plan on renovating and expanding another 4000 square feet to house our Tulsa brewery, barrel room & tasting room.

via Prairie Artisan Ales | Prairie Farm.

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Alaskan Brewing breaks ground on expansion, adds cans, enters Michigan and South Dakota

BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:20

Press Release: 

(Juneau, AK) – Alaskan Brewing Company today announced the start of a facility expansion, the installation of a new beer canning line, and the beginning of distribution into South Dakota and Michigan.

“It’s a huge day for us here at Alaskan,” said co-founder Geoff Larson. “We have so much going on, and it is all focused on bringing our beer to new consumers, in new locations and in new packages – while taking care of all the loyal customers who have gotten us this far.”

The facility expansion broke ground this week, and will allow for Alaskan to join its two existing buildings together, in order to make more room for packaging and warehousing. Larson said it will also bring greater efficiency to operations, as forklifts will be used to move supplies and product instead of the current system of trucking beer between the two buildings.

The expansion will be conducted in two phases, with the first phase allowing for increased warehouse and production capacity completed by February 2015. The concept for the second phase will eventually allow for new retail space to expand the brewery’s gift shop and tasting room.

The new canning line installed in the past month was chosen with quality in mind, and reduces the amount of oxygen picked up during the canning process to the same level as the bottling line, which will continue to ensure the freshest tasting beer for Alaskan fans. In order to enter the growing beer can market, Alaskan bought a small filler and shoehorned it into a tight spot in the brewery between the existing bottling line and the packaging tanks.

“With our small warehouse and the addition of a new can line, it is so tight in our packaging areas right now that we are only going to be able to produce a limited amount of cans and will only be putting out Alaskan Amber and Freeride APA for our local Alaska market to start with,” said Plant Manager Curtis Holmes. “But we’re excited to be able to supply cans as an alternative package so people can continue to enjoy our beer on their outdoor Alaskan adventures.”

Holmes said that once the first phase building construction is finished, the plan is to move the canning line into the new building.

“With the larger warehouse we can then increase our production and supply cans to the rest of our markets,” Holmes said.

And those markets have expanded as well – with the addition this week of South Dakota and Michigan, making a total of 17 states where Alaskan is now available.

“We have been working on getting into these states for quite a while now, and we couldn’t be happier about our new distributor partners,” said Jon Blakley, Sales Operations Manager for Alaskan. “South Dakota connects our Midwest territory, and Michigan is a major new market for us – it’s the first state we have entered that operates on East Coast time! And Michigan beer drinkers are very knowledgeable, so we think our beer is going to do really well there.”

Gary Thompson of Powers Distributing in Detroit – part of the M1 Network of 11 distributors covering the entire state of Michigan – echoed those comments. “Alaskan is a brand that already has great name recognition, so we know there is a pent-up demand for their beer. This network is really excited to open the ‘Alaskan Pipeline!’ Alaskan is a highly regarded brewer and supplier and we look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

In South Dakota, Alaskan beer will be distributed through 4 distributor partners – Beal Distributing in Sioux Falls, Ellwein Distributing in Huron, Conkling Distributing in Yankton, and Eagle Sales in Rapid City and Chamberlain.

“Everything we do at Alaskan has one focus,” said Larson. “Whether it is expansion of the brewery, installing new packaging lines or choosing our distributor partners – it’s all about bringing the highest quality beer and a taste of Alaska to our fans.”

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River North IPA cans to be released on April 26

BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:30

Press Release: 

(Denver, CO) – River North Brewery will release its second canned offering, River North IPA, on Saturday April 26th at 1pm in the Denver taproom. In an effort to offer this hoppy beer as fresh as possible, River North’s brewers will keg and can IPA less than 24 hours before the release party.

IPA will join River North White in cans, providing Colorado adventure seekers with more options to fuel their outdoor endeavors.

As with all their beers, the River North brewers put their own Belgian-style spin on this release, crossing pine and citrus American hops with yeast esters of white pepper and clove. The result is a Belgian-influenced red IPA like no other, coming in at 6% ABV and 55 IBU.

“This beer is inspired by my original Belgian-style IPA recipe from my homebrew days,” Head Brewer Matt Hess said. “It was the obvious choice for our next can, and just goes so well with Colorado summers.”

River North will have IPA both on tap and in cans-to-go at the release. Four-packs of 16-ounce cans will cost $10.

Matt designs all his own cans, in between crafting new brew recipes. Look for more additions to the River North can lineup later this year.

Matt and Jessica Hess opened the award-winning River North Brewery in February 2012. Brewing in the RiNo district of Denver, River North focuses on yeast-centric beers with Belgian-style flair. Like the brewery on Facebook (facebook.com/rivernorthbrewery) or follow on Twitter/Instagram (@rivernorthbrew) for the latest insights.

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American Mead Makers Association reports 130% growth in 2013

BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:15

Press Release: 

(Lakewood, WA) – Mead, the alcoholic beverage made from honey, may be the world’s oldest fermented drink, but it is also the country’s hottest. A recent industry survey reveals that mead sales increased 130% from 2012 to 2013, exceeding growth rates for beer, wine, distilled spirits and hard cider.

The numbers were released from the annual survey of American Mead Makers Association (AMMA) members. The trade organization represents the US mead industry. The number of domestic meaderies has grown from 60 just three years ago to 194 today, accounting for 2.5% of American wineries. Mead is popping up on restaurant wine lists, store shelves and bar taps across the country.

“I don’t ever remember seeing a beverage category show 130% growth from one year to the next,” observed industry watcher Darrell Corti of Corti Brothers Gourmet Food in Sacramento. AMMA president Chris Webber is overjoyed. “The numbers are stunning. Mead is on fire.

Production technique has really improved. Quality has skyrocketed across the board. It’s just a matter of exposure – once people taste it, they love it.”

While honey is the primary fermentable in mead, different styles incorporate fruit or spices, and range from dry to sweet, and still to sparkling. Mead may also be barrel-aged, like wine, craft beers and spirits. “The in-the-know beverage connoisseur needs to know about mead. It’s exploding in popularity because it’s delicious. We can’t keep up with demand,” stated Ken Schramm, author of “The Compleat Meadmaker,” and owner of Schramm’s Mead in Ferndale, Michigan.

Evidence of honey in fermented beverages dates back more than 9000 years. Mead’s heritage includes being known as the original aphrodisiac. It appears in the mythology and literature of European, Indian and African cultures. Mead’s popularity was eclipsed by beer and wine, whose production can be expanded much more readily. “You can plant another vineyard,” commented Schramm, “but you can’t plant a row of beehives.” As mead maker Fred Buhl, owner of Fred’s Mead Company in Florida, quipped, “The last 300 years have been kind of rough for the mead business, but it’s been picking up.”

More information on the mead industry, along with a list of US Meaderies, can be found in American Mead Maker, the journal of the American Mead Makers Association at: http://issuu.com/americanmead/docs/amma_14.1.

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Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA coming in May

BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:53

Press Release: 

(Fortuna, CA) – Eel River Brewing Company is set to release Emerald Triangle IPA in May 2014 which is the start of a new lineup of high quality craft beers. This Dry Hopped, Hop-Forward American IPA has just enough malt backbone to balance its bold but incredibly enjoyable citrusy-floral hop flavor and aroma.

True to its West Coast roots this 6.7% ABV and 60 IBU India Pale Ale is aggressively hopped using Magnum, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, and Simcoe hops.

Emerald Triangle will be available starting May 2014 in 15.5 gal kegs, 5.0 gal kegs and screen printed 22oz bottles. *12oz four packs coming soon*

Founded in 1995, Eel River Brewing is located in the heart of the Redwoods in Humboldt County, California. As America’s First Certified Organic Brewery, Eel River Brewing does not compromise on taste or quality, but focuses on producing top-quality, award-winning beers. Learn more at www.eelriverbrewing.com.

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New Belgium announces public celebration around Asheville groundbreaking

BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:30

Press Release: 

(Fort Collins, CO) – Going up! New Belgium Brewing is officially breaking ground and starting construction on its second brewery—a 133,000 SF brewery and tasting room. At full build out, New Belgium will brew 500,000 barrels annually and support upwards of 140 jobs. The groundbreaking includes a private ceremony on May 1 and a public celebration on May 2.

“Over the last two years, we’ve really enjoyed getting to know this community and we have developed strong partnerships with businesses, non-profits, government agencies and neighbors,” said New Belgium CEO and co-founder, Kim Jordan. “We’re investing in greenways and all these amazing programs that our partners have established. We’re grateful to be part of this city and for our partnerships, and are incredibly excited to get this off the ground.”

New Belgium’s brewery and Liquid Center (tasting room) location, an 18-acre site along the French Broad River in West Asheville, was designated as a brownfield site, having a history of uses that necessitated site clean-up prior to building. New Belgium worked with North Carolina’s brownfield program to invest in and remediate the site and improve the area.

“While brownfield remediation isn’t exactly sexy work, it was important to our employee owners to improve a site from an environmental perspective,” said Jay Richardson, New Belgium’s General Manager in Asheville. “We’re rounding the corner and it’s exciting to see the site taking shape. Starting in May, we’ll see buildings going up and things will really be transformed.”

The site has a rich history in the neighborhood with many different uses in the past, including an auto salvage shop and stockyard, a location for circus performances and even auctions. The buildings on the site provided New Belgium with materials to reuse in Asheville’s brewery and Liquid Center. Those materials include: steel trusses, pine and oak beams, barn doors, metal roofing and siding, and oak flooring.

“Rather than send thousands of pounds of materials to the landfill, we worked with a great local partner salvaging wood, sheet metal and other materials to repurpose for future use,” said Richardson. “We plan to reuse about 65-85% of those elements in the new buildings and plan to find a way to make the salvaged items we don’t use available to the community.”

New Belgium became 100% employee owned in January 2013 in anticipation of bringing on new employees in Asheville. With a 93% employee retention rate, new employees at the Asheville brewery, Liquid Center and distribution center can expect to make between $27,500 and $60,000 plus benefits.

In February 2014, New Belgium announced that it secured an industrial location in Buncombe County in Enka/Candler, NC, to build its East Coast Distribution Center. The 100,000 SF Distribution Center will be built concurrently with the brewery and liquid center, and will be ready for occupancy by fall 2015. The distribution center will have room for a future 40,000 SF expansion. When complete, beer packaged in Asheville will leave the Distribution Center for distribution in the eastern U.S..

Be part of the Celebration:

New Belgium Groundbreaking Celebration – Friday, May 2, 2014
with David Earl and the Plowshares
Location: The Grey Eagle in Asheville’s River Arts District
185 Clingman Ave., Asheville, NC 28801

http://thegreyeagle.com/

Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Event: 8:00 p.m. All Ages

Tickets are free and are only available in person at the Grey Eagle or Harvest Records in West Asheville. Limit: 4 per person. Venue capacity: 550

For more information on New Belgium Brewing, please visit www.newbelgium.com.

About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews nine year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

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Harpoon Citra Victorious wins Kettle Cup, joins 100 Barrel Series

BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:18

Press Release: 

(Boston, MA) – It all started as a friendly brewing competition among Harpoon employees. About 5 years ago, brewery staffers from every department were invited to brew a beer of their choosing and present it to their colleagues for a blind sampling and voting at the company’s annual gathering in Vermont. Each year the competition became more fierce and the entries more numerous and diverse. The Harpoon Kettle Cup was born. The winning beer would be brewed as a 100 Barrel Series beer – the Kettle Cup stakes had officially been raised. This year, out of nearly thirty entries, a grapefruit-infused pale ale sailed to a clear victory. The brewery is proud to introduce Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Citra Victorious.

Harpoon Citra Victorious, the 50th installment of the 100 Barrel Series, was brewed by Merrill Allen, Jessie Cox, Shannon Cudmore, Liz Melby, and Carolyn Orth, under the guidance of brewer Charlie Cummings. Citra hops provide a juicy citrus character while Chico yeast yields a fruity aroma in this grapefruit-infused pale ale. The combination of Maris Otter, Pale, and C60 malt adds depth and a touch of sweetness and gives the beer its rich bronze color and medium body. The finish is all citrus. Dry hopped with Citra and Cascade and loaded with 96 pounds of grapefruit peel, Harpoon Citra Victorious is easygoing with a momentous citrus kick.

The Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Citra Victorious is now available in 22 oz. bottles with limited draft availability. A video featuring Merrill, Jessie, Shannon, Liz, and Carolyn talking about their beer can be viewed at http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/video/346878/harpoon-100-barrel-series-50-citra-victorious.

Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Citra Victorious Beer Specifications:
Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 45
Color: 24 EBC

Harpoon introduced the 100 Barrel Series in 2003 to showcase the individual brewing talents of its employees. Every couple months, a different Harpooner is invited to choose a style of beer, formulate the recipe, and brew the beer. That brewer’s signature can be found on the bottle label. The beers in the series are one-offs; they are brewed in limited batches and are available only until the batch sells out. Since the series began in May of 2003, 50 different styles of beer have been brewed. For a complete list of beers that have been released as part of the 100 Barrel Series, visit www.harpoonbrewery.com.

About the Harpoon Brewery:

The Harpoon Brewery was founded by beer lovers, Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary. In 1986 Harpoon was issued Brewing Permit #001 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, since it was the first brewery to brew commercially in Boston after a dormant period of about 25 years. Harpoon’s line of craft beer features its award winning IPA and UFO White?beers, along with special seasonal selections. In 2000 Harpoon purchased a second brewery in Windsor, VT, making Harpoon the 12th largest craft brewer in the US. Harpoon has since introduced the limited batch 100 Barrel Series and the as well as the all-natural Harpoon Craft Cider made from freshly pressed, local apples. For more information about Harpoon beers and visiting the breweries, visit www.harpoonbrewery.com.

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Beverage Industry’s State Of American Beer Report

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:41
The Atlantic magazine had a good round-up of the State of American Beer, based on a report from the trade publication Beverage Industry. Beverage Industry’s March issue had a series of articles on different segments, including Craft brewers’ sales growth continues, Domestic beer case...

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Great Deal: 10 Gallon Heavy Duty Stainless Kettle... $92.65 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:46
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Stainless Double Wall, Vacuum Insulated Growler - $22.02 - New Record Low

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:13
The white version of this double walled, vacuum insulated, 64 oz growler has dropped to $22.02.  That's a new record low Amazon price.  That price bests the then new low this hit in early April by 71 cents.  It ships free with Prime or with a qualifying $35 order.  For comparison, the similar Hydro Flask is selling for $44.94.  

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    Elderly Imbibing

    Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:32
    The closer I get to old age, seemingly swifter with every passing year, the more I’ve been noticing that serious people younger than me are worried that senior citizens might be drinking a bit to much at the end of their lives. Hmm. A couple of days ago, the personification of the sheriff of...

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    Northern Brewer: New Kama Citra Session IPA Kit

    Homebrew Finds - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:54

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    Homebrew Finds - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:21
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    Previous Quick Sellouts: Ball Lock Disconnects and Keg Rebuild Kits Are Back

    Homebrew Finds - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:25
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      Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial Belgian Sour Ale now available

      BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:39

      Press Release: 

      (Boulder, CO) – Funkwerks, the award-winning Saison-focused brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado announced today the release of Raspberry Provincial, a seasonal Belgian-Style Sour Ale. This is the second bottling of Raspberry Provincial. Funkwerks first debuted Raspberry Provincial in summer 2013.

      More than 160 pounds of raspberries were added to Provincial, a Berliner Weisse style beer, resulting in a tart fruit beer complete with a citrusy raspberry aroma and delicate sweet and tart finish. Alcohol by volume is 4.2%.

      “Last summer we brewed a test batch of Provincial, our take on a Berliner Weisse style beer and decided to have some fun with it,” said Gordon Schuck, Funkwerks Co-Founder/Owner and Head Brewer. “We added a heavy dose of raspberries and the end result was so delicious we decided to recreate it. Raspberry Provincial is pleasingly tart and refreshing. It’s a perfect summertime beer and pairs well with lighter fare.”

      Raspberry Provincial is available in limited quantities for bars, restaurants and liquor stores across Colorado, Nebraska, and Arizona. Raspberry Provincial is currently being poured on draft and available in bottles at the Funkwerks taproom.

      For more information on upcoming events, tastings, additional beers, recipes and more, visit Funkwerks’ website, follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, and enjoy the blog.

      The Funkwerks Story:
      In 2007 Gordon Schuck’s recipe design and brewing skills resulted in a gold medal-winning Saison at the National Homebrew Competition. Brad Lincoln first experienced craft beer while working as an accountant in Portland, OR. The two met during the winter of 2009 while attending the Siebel Institute and studying brewing science. After being immersed in beer for the better part of five months, the two graduated and shared a desire to open a brewery. This resulted in the Saison-focused brewery that is now Funkwerks, opening December 9, 2010. Funkwerks’ two flagship beers, Saison and Tropic King, are produced year round. Also brewed annually are four seasonals, a number of small experimental batches, and select barrel-aged releases. Funkwerks flagship Saison was awarded a gold medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and a silver medal in 2011. Deceit, a Belgian-Style golden strong ale, was also awarded a gold medal at the GABF in 2012. Most recently, Deceit was awarded a silver medal at the 2014 World Cup of Beer® in the Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale category. In addition to receiving two gold medals in 2012, the GABF named Funkwerks the 2012 Small Brewing Company of the Year. Funkwerks is located at 1900 East Lincoln Avenue in Fort Collins, Colorado. The tasting room- complete with an indoor bar, retail area and spacious outdoor, dog-friendly patio- is open 7 days a week: Sunday 11am-8pm; Monday through Thursday 12pm-8pm; Friday 12pm-9pm; and Saturday 11am-9pm. Brewery tours are given Saturdays at 2pm. Funkwerks is currently distributed in Colorado by American Eagle Distributing and C.R. Goodman, in Nebraska by Quality Brands of Omaha and Double Eagle Beverage, and in Arizona by the Hensley Beverage Company.

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