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It’s Back… Extra 25% Off Any Book at Amazon!

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:05
  For a limited time, Amazon is offering an additional 25% off any book.  Check out the full details and grab the promo code.  This was set to end yesterday 12/14/14, but I checked it today and it’s back on. Get an Additional 25% Off Any Book Recent Amazon Finds:
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StirStarter Stir Plate… $39.99

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:47
I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.  RiteBrew’s offering is the lowest price I’m aware of. 841256 StirStarter Stir Plate - $39.99 Recent RiteBrew Finds:
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littleBits Electronics for homebrewing? Automation, Temperature Control, Monitoring

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:39
I stumbled across littleBit Electronics while Christmas shopping recently.  You’re probably like this too, but… when I’m shopping I’m nearly always thinking about how something could be used for homebrewing.  Nearly… all the time.  Example: Baby Bottle Drying Rack.  Anywho… When I ran across this, I wondered if the modular technologies offered by littleBits could […]
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Grand Teton Vintage 2014, rum barrel blended ale, now featured in The Rare Beer Club

BeerPulse - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:29

Sponsored Press Release:

(Lake Forest, CA) – Still some time to get those holiday orders in for The Rare Beer Club™. Featured this month is a Club Exclusive: Grand Teton Vintage 2014, a blended ale aged in rum barrels.

More info on the beer in the press release below…

To join the club and get this beer, click here to take advantage of BeerPulse discounts (save up to $25 off).

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The Rare Beer Club™, one of the four U.S. and international monthly beer clubs offered by The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™, announces that it will be exclusively providing club members with Grand Teton Vintage 2014, a blended beer crafted by Grand Teton Brewing of Victor, Idaho.

“Being able to exclusively distribute a unique, short-run beer like the Grand Teton Vintage 2014 is exactly what we love to do here at The Rare Beer Club,” says Kris Calef, president and founder of The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club. “Almost a year ago, the brewery reached out to us asking what kind of beer we’d like to offer our members that we hadn’t done before. I suggested some kind of a high gravity blended ale aged in rum barrels and they took it and really ran with it. This is a beer that you won’t find anywhere else.”

The Grand Teton Vintage 2014 is a limited-run, 8.5% ABV blended ale composed of Grand Teton Brewery’s Cellar Reserve XX Bitch Creek E.S.B., its seasonal Coming Home Holiday Ale, a malt-forward Belgian-style Dubbel, and its Splash Down Belgian-style Golden Ale. After blending, the Grand Teton Vintage 2014 is aged for four weeks in 40-year-old Columbian rum barrels, and is crown finished before distribution. Grand Teton Vintage 2014 can either be consumed now, or cellared for years to come.

“The Grand Teton Vintage 2014 has aged beautifully,” says Rob Mullin, brewmaster and COO of Grand Teton Brewing Company. “As expected, the hops have mellowed significantly, and the chocolate-caramel malt flavors have really come through.”

This year, The Rare Beer Club featured seven other craft beers that were exclusively distributed through the club. Founder Kris Calef states, “We always try to slot an exclusive beer in December, as we do over half of our annual business in December. Memberships to our beer clubs are really well received as a gift for hard-to-shop-for beer geeks.”

Visit The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club’s current beer selection page to learn more about the Grand Teton Vintage 2014.

For more information on Grand Teton Brewery and its beers, visit grandtetonbrewing.com.

About the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™
The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™ provides its members with four different monthly beer club options, each of which contains exclusive and uncommon beers from the world’s top breweries. The Rare Beer Club™, originally founded by world-renowned beer expert Michael Jackson, features the finest in limited-release, celebratory, and artisanal beers. Members receive two different 750-ml unique or rare beers in each shipment, including farmhouse ales, Russian imperial stouts, barley wines, Belgian abbey ales, and varied imperial, extreme, strong ale, and grand cru offerings. For more information on The Rare Beer Club, visit beermonthclub.com.

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Grand Teton Vintage 2014, rum barrel blended ale, now featured in The Rare Beer Club

BeerNews.org - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:29

Sponsored Press Release:

(Lake Forest, CA) – Still some time to get those holiday orders in for The Rare Beer Club™. Featured this month is a Club Exclusive: Grand Teton Vintage 2014, a blended ale aged in rum barrels.

More info on the beer in the press release below…

To join the club and get this beer, click here to take advantage of BeerPulse discounts (save up to $25 off).

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The Rare Beer Club™, one of the four U.S. and international monthly beer clubs offered by The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™, announces that it will be exclusively providing club members with Grand Teton Vintage 2014, a blended beer crafted by Grand Teton Brewing of Victor, Idaho.

“Being able to exclusively distribute a unique, short-run beer like the Grand Teton Vintage 2014 is exactly what we love to do here at The Rare Beer Club,” says Kris Calef, president and founder of The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club. “Almost a year ago, the brewery reached out to us asking what kind of beer we’d like to offer our members that we hadn’t done before. I suggested some kind of a high gravity blended ale aged in rum barrels and they took it and really ran with it. This is a beer that you won’t find anywhere else.”

The Grand Teton Vintage 2014 is a limited-run, 8.5% ABV blended ale composed of Grand Teton Brewery’s Cellar Reserve XX Bitch Creek E.S.B., its seasonal Coming Home Holiday Ale, a malt-forward Belgian-style Dubbel, and its Splash Down Belgian-style Golden Ale. After blending, the Grand Teton Vintage 2014 is aged for four weeks in 40-year-old Columbian rum barrels, and is crown finished before distribution. Grand Teton Vintage 2014 can either be consumed now, or cellared for years to come.

“The Grand Teton Vintage 2014 has aged beautifully,” says Rob Mullin, brewmaster and COO of Grand Teton Brewing Company. “As expected, the hops have mellowed significantly, and the chocolate-caramel malt flavors have really come through.”

This year, The Rare Beer Club featured seven other craft beers that were exclusively distributed through the club. Founder Kris Calef states, “We always try to slot an exclusive beer in December, as we do over half of our annual business in December. Memberships to our beer clubs are really well received as a gift for hard-to-shop-for beer geeks.”

Visit The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club’s current beer selection page to learn more about the Grand Teton Vintage 2014.

For more information on Grand Teton Brewery and its beers, visit grandtetonbrewing.com.

About the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™
The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™ provides its members with four different monthly beer club options, each of which contains exclusive and uncommon beers from the world’s top breweries. The Rare Beer Club™, originally founded by world-renowned beer expert Michael Jackson, features the finest in limited-release, celebratory, and artisanal beers. Members receive two different 750-ml unique or rare beers in each shipment, including farmhouse ales, Russian imperial stouts, barley wines, Belgian abbey ales, and varied imperial, extreme, strong ale, and grand cru offerings. For more information on The Rare Beer Club, visit beermonthclub.com.

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Boulevard Brewing Co. adding Ohio to distribution mix starting in January

BeerPulse - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:08

Press Release: 

(Kansas City, MO) – Over the past few months, Boulevard Brewing Company has added four states to its distribution territory. With each new announcement, a similar question arises on social media: why not Ohio? Well, the wait is just about over. In January, Boulevard beers will be available on taps and retail shelves throughout the state.

“Ohio is a great beer market,” said Steve Mills, Boulevard’s vice president of sales. “With the ongoing expansion of our brewery, it’s time for us to get off the sidelines and into the game. We’re excited to partner with Cavalier Distributing to bring more variety and excitement to Ohio craft beer lovers.”

“Cavalier is proud to represent some of the finest breweries from across Ohio, the United States and the world. With Boulevard’s commitment to quality, heritage and passion for brewing, they will fit right in. We are excited to be Boulevard’s partner and bring their array of fresh, flavorful beers to Ohio,” said Cavalier Distributing President George Fisher.

Several year-round beers will be available after the New Year, including Pop-Up I.P.A., 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer, and Unfiltered Wheat Beer, the brewery’s most popular offering. Boulevard’s year-round Smokestack Series, featuring the critically acclaimed Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, will also be fully represented. Additional seasonals and limited releases will be introduced in the coming months.

About Cavalier Distributing
Established in 1992 by Founder and President George Fisher, Cavalier Distributing is one of just a handful of U.S. distributors with a portfolio comprised exclusively of imports and American craft beers. Headquartered in Cincinnati, the company employs nearly 200 people dedicated to bringing better beers to consumers throughout Ohio, Indiana and Florida.

About Boulevard Brewing Company
Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become one of the largest specialty brewers 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 www.boulevard.com, boulevard.com/facebook, or follow us on Twitter at boulevard.com/twitter.

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Boulevard Brewing Co. adding Ohio to distribution mix starting in January

BeerNews.org - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:08

Press Release: 

(Kansas City, MO) – Over the past few months, Boulevard Brewing Company has added four states to its distribution territory. With each new announcement, a similar question arises on social media: why not Ohio? Well, the wait is just about over. In January, Boulevard beers will be available on taps and retail shelves throughout the state.

“Ohio is a great beer market,” said Steve Mills, Boulevard’s vice president of sales. “With the ongoing expansion of our brewery, it’s time for us to get off the sidelines and into the game. We’re excited to partner with Cavalier Distributing to bring more variety and excitement to Ohio craft beer lovers.”

“Cavalier is proud to represent some of the finest breweries from across Ohio, the United States and the world. With Boulevard’s commitment to quality, heritage and passion for brewing, they will fit right in. We are excited to be Boulevard’s partner and bring their array of fresh, flavorful beers to Ohio,” said Cavalier Distributing President George Fisher.

Several year-round beers will be available after the New Year, including Pop-Up I.P.A., 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer, and Unfiltered Wheat Beer, the brewery’s most popular offering. Boulevard’s year-round Smokestack Series, featuring the critically acclaimed Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, will also be fully represented. Additional seasonals and limited releases will be introduced in the coming months.

About Cavalier Distributing
Established in 1992 by Founder and President George Fisher, Cavalier Distributing is one of just a handful of U.S. distributors with a portfolio comprised exclusively of imports and American craft beers. Headquartered in Cincinnati, the company employs nearly 200 people dedicated to bringing better beers to consumers throughout Ohio, Indiana and Florida.

About Boulevard Brewing Company
Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become one of the largest specialty brewers 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 www.boulevard.com, boulevard.com/facebook, or follow us on Twitter at boulevard.com/twitter.

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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean returns

BeerPulse - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:40

Press Release: 

(Escondido, CA) – Some things just go together. Kittens and yarn. Snakes and airplanes. Hipsters and misuse of the word irony. For us, it’s Stone Smoked Porter with whole Madagascar vanilla beans. Ah yes, the famously delectable combination by Stone Brewing Co. is making its yearly appearance as a limited winter edition creatively named Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean. Available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft, the fan favorite is now making its way to bars, restaurants and retail outlets in all states and territories where Stone beer is sold.

Back in 2006, Stone Small Batch Brewer Laura Ulrich became inspired to develop a beer that tasted similar to Stone Smoked Porter poured over a scoop of high-quality vanilla bean ice cream. As an experiment, Ulrich filled a cask with the classic year-round beer and added freshly split Madagascar vanilla beans. Because Ulrich’s creation gained instant popularity among Stone fans, the beloved concoction continued to make all-too-brief appearances in casks and kegs until 2012, when it was finally packaged and released nationally for the first time.

“To this day, the Brewer’s Cask program at Stone serves as a creative outlet for trying out new, unconventional brewing ingredients and developing recipes,” explains Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “With rich chocolate and coffee flavors and a subtle smokiness, Stone Smoked Porter has been a great beer for blending and enhancing with a wide range of flavors from spicy to sweet.”

Following Ulrich’s tasty innovation, the special release has (not surprisingly) become a cult favorite among fans. The natural flavor of the vanilla beans marries seamlessly with the malt-driven chocolate- and coffee-like nuances of the beer. The result is something that, even with its hints of savory peatiness and smoke, comes across as a semisweet liquid dessert.

To maximize enjoyment of Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean, fans should enjoy the beer within 120 days of the “bottled on” date stamped on the bottle neck. And it might not be a bad idea to pour it over a scoop of organic vanilla bean ice cream. Just sayin’.

Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean Quick Facts
Name: Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean
URL: stonebrewing.com/porter/vanilla
Stats: 5.9% ABV, 53 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning December 15
Hops bill: Magnum and Mt. Hood
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, Puerto Rico and Alberta, Canada
Find beer: find.stonebrewing.com/

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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean returns

BeerNews.org - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:40

Press Release: 

(Escondido, CA) – Some things just go together. Kittens and yarn. Snakes and airplanes. Hipsters and misuse of the word irony. For us, it’s Stone Smoked Porter with whole Madagascar vanilla beans. Ah yes, the famously delectable combination by Stone Brewing Co. is making its yearly appearance as a limited winter edition creatively named Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean. Available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft, the fan favorite is now making its way to bars, restaurants and retail outlets in all states and territories where Stone beer is sold.

Back in 2006, Stone Small Batch Brewer Laura Ulrich became inspired to develop a beer that tasted similar to Stone Smoked Porter poured over a scoop of high-quality vanilla bean ice cream. As an experiment, Ulrich filled a cask with the classic year-round beer and added freshly split Madagascar vanilla beans. Because Ulrich’s creation gained instant popularity among Stone fans, the beloved concoction continued to make all-too-brief appearances in casks and kegs until 2012, when it was finally packaged and released nationally for the first time.

“To this day, the Brewer’s Cask program at Stone serves as a creative outlet for trying out new, unconventional brewing ingredients and developing recipes,” explains Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “With rich chocolate and coffee flavors and a subtle smokiness, Stone Smoked Porter has been a great beer for blending and enhancing with a wide range of flavors from spicy to sweet.”

Following Ulrich’s tasty innovation, the special release has (not surprisingly) become a cult favorite among fans. The natural flavor of the vanilla beans marries seamlessly with the malt-driven chocolate- and coffee-like nuances of the beer. The result is something that, even with its hints of savory peatiness and smoke, comes across as a semisweet liquid dessert.

To maximize enjoyment of Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean, fans should enjoy the beer within 120 days of the “bottled on” date stamped on the bottle neck. And it might not be a bad idea to pour it over a scoop of organic vanilla bean ice cream. Just sayin’.

Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean Quick Facts
Name: Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean
URL: stonebrewing.com/porter/vanilla
Stats: 5.9% ABV, 53 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning December 15
Hops bill: Magnum and Mt. Hood
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, Puerto Rico and Alberta, Canada
Find beer: find.stonebrewing.com/

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Back in Stock: Chugger Stainless Steel Pump – $137.98 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:15
Chugger Brewing Pump with Stainless inline head.  High temp capable.  Includes a bracket.  6′ Power cord (pre-wired) for easy use.  1/2″ MPT Fittings.  Fan Cooled motor. I use my brewing pump for vorlaufing/recirculating, transferring from my mash tun to brew kettle, chilling with a recirculating wort chiller and transferring to my fermenter. As of 12/15/14 7:59 PM: This […]
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Now Available – Brew Bucket and Chronical Fermenter Temperature Stabilization Systems

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:57
MoreBeer just started carrying SS Brewing Technology’s Temperature Stabilization System.  The system works with both Brew Bucket Stainless Fermenters and SS Tech’s Chronical 7 Gallon Conicals.  It uses a digital temperature controller combined with a 304 Stainless Steel Immersion Chiller.  The system monitors temperature and circulates chilled liquid to regulate temperature.  You provide the chilled […]
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Heads Up: 9.5 Quart Pressure Sterilizer Autoclave – Coming Up on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 15:03
This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal starting at 6:03 PM Central. All American 9.5 Quart Pressure Sterilizer.  Possible uses: Sterile water for yeast washing, storage and propagation, can starter wort, sterilize (not just sanitize) equipment. Features: Metal-To-Metal Seal; no costly gasket to replace Ideal for doctors, dentists, first aid stations, […]
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Dehydrator – for homegrown hops – on Lightning Deals – $212.70

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 14:17
As of this posting: This highly rated food dehydrator is on sale for $212.70 via Amazon Lightning Deals.  Shipping is free.  In all that’s a 45% discount from list.  It’s also the lowest historical Amazon price I can find for this unit. STX INTERNATIONAL STX-DEH-800W-XLS Dehydra 800-watt 10-Tray Food and Jerky Dehydrator with 40-Hour Timer […]
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$30 Off $100 at Rakuten (Kettles & More) with Masterpass Payment

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:52
Rakuten.com is taking $30 off $100 orders with some exceptions (I have no idea what those are) when you use promo code MP30.  Note that you have to use Masterpass as your payment mechanism. Rakuten carries some things that are interesting to us including kettles, propane burners and I’m sure a lot more – leave […]
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Taylor 9867FDA Digital Thermocouple Thermometer on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:01
Model 9867FDS Digital Thermocouple Thermometer from Taylor Precision.  Folding probe.  Accurate and stable temp readings – as quick as 4 seconds.  Holdy function.  Works from -40 deg F up to 450 deg F.  Powered by an easy to find LR44 batteries.  Can be recalibrated.  Large easy to read .6″ readout with balcklight.  1 Year Limited […]
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Extended: Kegging System (both Ball and Pin Lock) Sale

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:54
Great Fermentations is discounting both ball lock and pin lock kegging systems.  These are complete with Keg, MFL QDs, gas and liquid tubing tubing, faucet, high quality Taprite Regulator with shut off valve, all required clamps and user manual.  These systems also qualify for $8.99 Flat Rate Shipping. This sale was set to end yesterday.  If you […]
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Reader Tip: Coopers DIY Kit on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:05
Thanks to HBF Reader Jason for this tip! Coopers DIY Home Brewing 6 Gallon Craft Beer Making Kit Recent Amazon Finds:
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Reverse Osmosis Filtering System on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:18
Features: A better RO System – innovative design solves most common problems associated with traditional RO systems. Highly Pure Water – its seven stages of filtration and enhancement remove up to 98 percent of chemicals, including chloramine, and other contaminants. Added minerals for great taste – patented Full Contact technology adds calcium and magnesium minerals […]
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14 Gallon Stainless Conical – Save $200 – Best Price We’ve Seen

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:06
I’ve been tracking this conical since November of 2011.  Since that time, I’ve recorded 8 price drops on this conical.  This is the best price (by $100) that I’ve seen for this conical. Product Description - Here  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount. Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the […]
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Four Event Digital Timer on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 08:44
This four event digital timer is marked down to $23.96 as an Amazon Lightning Deal Chef’s Quad-Timer Professional (Brushed Stainless) Also Consider: Lightning Deals Recent Amazon Finds:
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