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Homebrew Finds - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:21
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Zwanze Day 2014

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:55
Yesterday was Zwanze Day, an annual holiday deliciously made up by Jean Van Roy of Brasserie Cantillon. Cantillon made the first Zwanze beer in 2008, which that year was a rhubarb beer. In subsequent years they’ve made beers with elderflowers, pineau d’aunis (a red wine grape) and a sour...

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Stone Enjoy After 10.31.15 Brett IPA ships this Friday

BeerPulse - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:34

(Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing Co. has a brand-new beer coming soon to 750ml cork-and-cage bottles: Enjoy After 10.31.15 IPA. This is a limited release with availability TBA. More on the beer below…

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This IPA is spiked at bottling with Brettanomyces, a wild yeast that, over time, brings about charmingly unpredictable complexities of spice, funk, acidity and more. The operative words in our beer-cellaring thesis are “over time.” For those of you who are impatient or like to experiment, the earliest we recommend sampling this beer is 10.31.14. The beer won’t be fully carbonated until that date. Ideally, you’ll want to cellar the beer up to — or beyond — the Enjoy After date to help it reach its full evolutionary potential. At that point, some facets of the Brett characteristics will have mellowed, while others will have become more profound; it all matures into a facscinating and delicious culmination. Individual results will vary…and that’s both the beauty and the intent behind this beer.

ABV: 7%
Packaging: 750ml bottles
Cellaring Tips: Recommend aging until 10.31.15. Keep cool, between 50° & 70°F. Keep out of direct sunlight.

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Stone Enjoy After 10.31.15 Brett IPA ships this Friday

BeerNews.org - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:34

(Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing Co. has a brand-new beer coming soon to 750ml cork-and-cage bottles: Enjoy After 10.31.15 IPA. This is a limited release with availability TBA. More on the beer below…

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This IPA is spiked at bottling with Brettanomyces, a wild yeast that, over time, brings about charmingly unpredictable complexities of spice, funk, acidity and more. The operative words in our beer-cellaring thesis are “over time.” For those of you who are impatient or like to experiment, the earliest we recommend sampling this beer is 10.31.14. The beer won’t be fully carbonated until that date. Ideally, you’ll want to cellar the beer up to — or beyond — the Enjoy After date to help it reach its full evolutionary potential. At that point, some facets of the Brett characteristics will have mellowed, while others will have become more profound; it all matures into a facscinating and delicious culmination. Individual results will vary…and that’s both the beauty and the intent behind this beer.

ABV: 7%
Packaging: 750ml bottles
Cellaring Tips: Recommend aging until 10.31.15. Keep cool, between 50° & 70°F. Keep out of direct sunlight.

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Ends Soon: 13% Off Adventures in Homebrewing – Keggles, Pumps, Faucets, 220k Burner, Conical & More

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:18

Thanks to HBF Reader Stephen for this tip!

Take 13% Off at Adventures in Homebrewing when you use Coupon Code Loot.  Does not apply to Blichmann Gear, Gift Certificates, Previous Purchases or Items that are already on sale.

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Some Items this sale works with:

Note that the coupon/promotional code actually goes in the field labeled gift certificate during checkout.

Pinned: Used Barrels · CO2 Manifold · New:Tower of Power · $7:Bazooka Screen

Talk Like a Pirate Sale: 13% Off at Adventures in Homebrewing

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6 Gallon PET Plastic Carboy – $19.99 + Hands On Review

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:15

Product Description - Here  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

I have this fermenter and it works great.  Check out my Hands on Review

Plastic Carboy – (6 Gallon) FE314 - $19.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here - to see if this is still available.

Pinned: Used Barrels · CO2 Manifold · New:Tower of Power · $7:Bazooka Screen

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Stone Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA ships to eleven markets on Friday

BeerNews.org - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:57

(Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing Co.’s next edition in the Enjoy By series ships this Friday. Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA will be available in eleven markets according to company sales materials.

Packaging: 22oz bottles and draft
Stats: 9.4% ABV /88 IBUs
Hops bill: Ahtanum, Super Galena, Simcoe, Amarillo, Delta, Target, Calypso, Cascade, Citra, Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Helga

Available in: CA, CO, KY, IN, OH, MO, IL, PA, SC, GA, NC

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Stone Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA ships to eleven markets on Friday

BeerPulse - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:57

(Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing Co.’s next edition in the Enjoy By series ships this Friday. Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA will be available in eleven markets according to company sales materials.

Packaging: 22oz bottles and draft
Stats: 9.4% ABV /88 IBUs
Hops bill: Ahtanum, Super Galena, Simcoe, Amarillo, Delta, Target, Calypso, Cascade, Citra, Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Helga

Available in: CA, CO, KY, IN, OH, MO, IL, PA, SC, GA, NC

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Stone Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity Belgian Ale now available

BeerNews.org - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 06:39

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(Escondido, CA) – Another unique and nearly unpronounceable Stochasticity Project beer will begin arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at retailers, bars and restaurants in select markets nationwide beginning this week. Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity is a Belgian-style strong ale infused with hibiscus flowers and orange peel.

“On a warm day in San Diego, I was enjoying a glass of a hibiscus-infused beer by Dieu du Ciel! called Rosée d’Hibiscus,” explains Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “I was impressed with its delightfully refreshing qualities and was inspired to create my own recipe utilizing hibiscus. In Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity, the flower contributes a distinct, naturally tart flavor when added during the brewing process and gives the beer a reddish hue. The addition of orange peel provides a nice burst of citrus that complements the spiciness of the Belgian yeast.”

The recipe for a citrusy, hibiscus-flavored wheat ale that Steele conceived was first brewed on the 10-barrel brewhouse at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station. Originally named “Going Red,” the beer was a special-release offering to promote awareness of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.

The addition of Magnum and Sterling hops provides a balanced bitterness to the beer’s citrusy, berrylike spiciness, while the malted wheat adds a subtle yet sweet bready flavor to complement the tartness of the hibiscus flowers. Giving the beer tropical fruit and banana characters, the Belgian yeast strain Ardennes was used to complete the unique brew. As a result of this serendipitous combination of ingredients, fans will savor a flavorful beer that is complex, refreshing and easy to drink. Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity may be enjoyed now or cellared for several months or years.

Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity Quick Facts
Name: Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity
URL: stochasticity.com/beers/hibiscusicity
Stats: 7.4% ABV, 28 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning September 15
Hops Bill: Magnum and Sterling
Distribution: AK, AL, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, 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, and Puerto Rico

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Stone Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity Belgian Ale now available

BeerPulse - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 06:39

News Wire: 

(Escondido, CA) – Another unique and nearly unpronounceable Stochasticity Project beer will begin arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at retailers, bars and restaurants in select markets nationwide beginning this week. Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity is a Belgian-style strong ale infused with hibiscus flowers and orange peel.

“On a warm day in San Diego, I was enjoying a glass of a hibiscus-infused beer by Dieu du Ciel! called Rosée d’Hibiscus,” explains Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “I was impressed with its delightfully refreshing qualities and was inspired to create my own recipe utilizing hibiscus. In Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity, the flower contributes a distinct, naturally tart flavor when added during the brewing process and gives the beer a reddish hue. The addition of orange peel provides a nice burst of citrus that complements the spiciness of the Belgian yeast.”

The recipe for a citrusy, hibiscus-flavored wheat ale that Steele conceived was first brewed on the 10-barrel brewhouse at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station. Originally named “Going Red,” the beer was a special-release offering to promote awareness of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.

The addition of Magnum and Sterling hops provides a balanced bitterness to the beer’s citrusy, berrylike spiciness, while the malted wheat adds a subtle yet sweet bready flavor to complement the tartness of the hibiscus flowers. Giving the beer tropical fruit and banana characters, the Belgian yeast strain Ardennes was used to complete the unique brew. As a result of this serendipitous combination of ingredients, fans will savor a flavorful beer that is complex, refreshing and easy to drink. Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity may be enjoyed now or cellared for several months or years.

Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity Quick Facts
Name: Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity
URL: stochasticity.com/beers/hibiscusicity
Stats: 7.4% ABV, 28 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning September 15
Hops Bill: Magnum and Sterling
Distribution: AK, AL, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, 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, and Puerto Rico

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Chris Banker Stone Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout now available

BeerPulse - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 06:01

News Wire: 

(Escondido, CA) – ¿Una cerveza con chocolate? A beer with chocolate? ¡Sí! The latest collaboration beer from Stone Brewing Co., Chris Banker Stone Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout, is a milk stout infused with coffee, vanilla, cocoa, peppers, cinnamon and nutmeg. A creative take on Mexican hot chocolate, the beer was originally developed by San Diego homebrewer and Communications Officer for the Society of Barley Engineers Chris Banker, who submitted his recipe as one of the contenders vying for supremacy at the annual Stone Homebrew Competition & American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Rally held at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido earlier this year. Given the cross-cultural twist and Stone’s proximity to Baja California’s burgeoning craft brewing scene, Tijuana-based Cervecería Insurgente was invited to be a part of the collaboration. Today, the beer will begin arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at retailers, restaurants and bars in select markets nationwide.

In March, 30 eager and creative homebrewers competed for the first-place prize: the opportunity to have their beer brewed on Stone’s large-scale system and have that creation distributed nationally. With the help of attending AHA members and an esteemed judging panel consisting of Stone President and Co-founder Steve Wagner, Brewmaster Mitch Steele, Craft Beer Ambassador “Dr.” Bill Sysak and several Stone brewers, Banker’s Mexican-inspired beer was selected as the champion.

“We’re lucky to have such an inventive and creative pool of participants compete in our annual homebrew competition,” explains Steele. “Just like previous winning recipes, Chris’ beer gave us the opportunity to experiment with ingredients and brew a beer we normally wouldn’t make for a large release. To re-create his recipe, we added cocoa and milk sugar during the brewing process, which gives the beer another level of sweetness. The coffee and additional spices were added to the beer post-fermentation to bring out its unique, up-front flavor and aroma.”

When formulating the recipe, Banker incorporated unconventional brewing ingredients to create a beer emulating the rich, robust flavors of a spiced chocolaty drink, Mexican hot cocoa. Coffee provided by San Diego-based roaster Mostra Coffee, vanilla, and pure cocoa from Southern California’s ChocoVivo gives the brew a sweet, roasty flavor. Cinnamon, nutmeg and a small dose of pasilla peppers create a medley of piquant aromas. The malt bill gives the beer a strong backbone for the various flavors and aromas, while the hops provide the perfect amount of bitterness to balance and harmonize the flavorful diversity.

To fully savor the beer’s complex chocolaty and spicy flavors, Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout may be enjoyed fresh or stored at proper cellaring temperatures for months or even years. Over time, the malt character will evolve, making the cocoa and coffee flavors more prevalent. So how do you pronounce this beer’s name? Sho-co-VAY-za. ¡Viva la revolución de cerveza artesanal! Cheers to the craft brewing revolution!

Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout Quick Facts
Name: Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout
URL: stonebrewing.com/collab/Xocoveza
Stats: 8.1% ABV, 50 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning September 8
Hops Bill: English Challenger, English East Kent Goldings
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, 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 and Puerto Rico

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Chris Banker Stone Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout now available

BeerNews.org - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 06:01

News Wire: 

(Escondido, CA) – ¿Una cerveza con chocolate? A beer with chocolate? ¡Sí! The latest collaboration beer from Stone Brewing Co., Chris Banker Stone Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout, is a milk stout infused with coffee, vanilla, cocoa, peppers, cinnamon and nutmeg. A creative take on Mexican hot chocolate, the beer was originally developed by San Diego homebrewer and Communications Officer for the Society of Barley Engineers Chris Banker, who submitted his recipe as one of the contenders vying for supremacy at the annual Stone Homebrew Competition & American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Rally held at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido earlier this year. Given the cross-cultural twist and Stone’s proximity to Baja California’s burgeoning craft brewing scene, Tijuana-based Cervecería Insurgente was invited to be a part of the collaboration. Today, the beer will begin arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at retailers, restaurants and bars in select markets nationwide.

In March, 30 eager and creative homebrewers competed for the first-place prize: the opportunity to have their beer brewed on Stone’s large-scale system and have that creation distributed nationally. With the help of attending AHA members and an esteemed judging panel consisting of Stone President and Co-founder Steve Wagner, Brewmaster Mitch Steele, Craft Beer Ambassador “Dr.” Bill Sysak and several Stone brewers, Banker’s Mexican-inspired beer was selected as the champion.

“We’re lucky to have such an inventive and creative pool of participants compete in our annual homebrew competition,” explains Steele. “Just like previous winning recipes, Chris’ beer gave us the opportunity to experiment with ingredients and brew a beer we normally wouldn’t make for a large release. To re-create his recipe, we added cocoa and milk sugar during the brewing process, which gives the beer another level of sweetness. The coffee and additional spices were added to the beer post-fermentation to bring out its unique, up-front flavor and aroma.”

When formulating the recipe, Banker incorporated unconventional brewing ingredients to create a beer emulating the rich, robust flavors of a spiced chocolaty drink, Mexican hot cocoa. Coffee provided by San Diego-based roaster Mostra Coffee, vanilla, and pure cocoa from Southern California’s ChocoVivo gives the brew a sweet, roasty flavor. Cinnamon, nutmeg and a small dose of pasilla peppers create a medley of piquant aromas. The malt bill gives the beer a strong backbone for the various flavors and aromas, while the hops provide the perfect amount of bitterness to balance and harmonize the flavorful diversity.

To fully savor the beer’s complex chocolaty and spicy flavors, Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout may be enjoyed fresh or stored at proper cellaring temperatures for months or even years. Over time, the malt character will evolve, making the cocoa and coffee flavors more prevalent. So how do you pronounce this beer’s name? Sho-co-VAY-za. ¡Viva la revolución de cerveza artesanal! Cheers to the craft brewing revolution!

Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout Quick Facts
Name: Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout
URL: stonebrewing.com/collab/Xocoveza
Stats: 8.1% ABV, 50 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning September 8
Hops Bill: English Challenger, English East Kent Goldings
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, 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 and Puerto Rico

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Beer In Ads #1319: What Was Thomas Jefferson’s Attitude On Beer And Brewing?

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 22:15
Saturday’s ad is another one from the United States Brewers Foundation, from 1951. This a series of ads they did in 1951 using a Q&A format aimed at highlighting different positive aspects of beer and the brewing industry. Q What was Thomas Jefferson’s attitude on beer and brewing?...

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New Belgium Hop the Pond, Pumpkick and Le Terroir 2014 now available

BeerPulse - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 20:45

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(Fort Collins, CO) – As summer changes over to fall, New Belgium Brewing unveils its new line-up for the cooler weather. Pumpkick is back after debuting in 2013, this time with new artwork, but the same spices and bite of bitterness. This beer encompasses all that is fall, pouring a festive orange color with a slight haze and finishing quick and dry. Pumpkick is a spiced ale brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. It has a unique, tart kick from cranberries and a hint of lemongrass. Added oats cream up the mouthfeel, making this anything but your typical pumpkin beer. Pumpkick is 6 percent ABV and 18 IBUs. It is available in 12 oz. bottles and draft now through October.

The Lips of Faith series adds Le Terroir, a dry-hopped American sour ale packing the bold, hoppy nose of an American IPA and all the pucker of a well-crafted sour. Le Terroir is a French term meaning “of the earth,” and references the environmental conditions that affect the beer.

“Our wooden barrels age sour beer in varying temperatures, humidity and vibrations,” said New Belgium’s Specialty Brand Manager, Lauren Salazar. “Add in another variable by dry-hopping with peachy, mango-like Amarillo hops and we’ve created a beer that changes every time we brew it.”

The Amarillo hops serve as an aromatic complement to its complex, wood-aged backbone, leaving no bitterness. A juicy finish rounds it out. Le Terroir is 7.5 percent ABV and available in 22 oz. bombers and on draft now through December.

In the Hop Kitchen Series, Hop the Pond is a double IPA brewed with Admiral hops from England, Galaxy hops from Australia, Styrian Dana hops and Citra hops from the U.S. This beer hints of malty sweetness with big bitterness that bounds in with a full, fireball temperament. Brewed with raw international materials, Hop the Pond is a potent mixture of tropical fruits and herbal, resinous notes. Its diverse flavors and aromas will bounce truly adventurous hopheads around the world in 80 IBUs. Hop the Pond is 8 percent ABV and is available on draft now until it’s gone.

To find New Belgium beers near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: http://www.newbelgium.com/beer/locator.aspx. Pricing varies by location. For a look at New Belgium’s year-round portfolio, visit http://www.newbelgium.com/Beer/year-round.aspx.

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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New Belgium Hop the Pond, Pumpkick and Le Terroir 2014 now available

BeerNews.org - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 20:45

News Wire: 

(Fort Collins, CO) – As summer changes over to fall, New Belgium Brewing unveils its new line-up for the cooler weather. Pumpkick is back after debuting in 2013, this time with new artwork, but the same spices and bite of bitterness. This beer encompasses all that is fall, pouring a festive orange color with a slight haze and finishing quick and dry. Pumpkick is a spiced ale brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. It has a unique, tart kick from cranberries and a hint of lemongrass. Added oats cream up the mouthfeel, making this anything but your typical pumpkin beer. Pumpkick is 6 percent ABV and 18 IBUs. It is available in 12 oz. bottles and draft now through October.

The Lips of Faith series adds Le Terroir, a dry-hopped American sour ale packing the bold, hoppy nose of an American IPA and all the pucker of a well-crafted sour. Le Terroir is a French term meaning “of the earth,” and references the environmental conditions that affect the beer.

“Our wooden barrels age sour beer in varying temperatures, humidity and vibrations,” said New Belgium’s Specialty Brand Manager, Lauren Salazar. “Add in another variable by dry-hopping with peachy, mango-like Amarillo hops and we’ve created a beer that changes every time we brew it.”

The Amarillo hops serve as an aromatic complement to its complex, wood-aged backbone, leaving no bitterness. A juicy finish rounds it out. Le Terroir is 7.5 percent ABV and available in 22 oz. bombers and on draft now through December.

In the Hop Kitchen Series, Hop the Pond is a double IPA brewed with Admiral hops from England, Galaxy hops from Australia, Styrian Dana hops and Citra hops from the U.S. This beer hints of malty sweetness with big bitterness that bounds in with a full, fireball temperament. Brewed with raw international materials, Hop the Pond is a potent mixture of tropical fruits and herbal, resinous notes. Its diverse flavors and aromas will bounce truly adventurous hopheads around the world in 80 IBUs. Hop the Pond is 8 percent ABV and is available on draft now until it’s gone.

To find New Belgium beers near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: http://www.newbelgium.com/beer/locator.aspx. Pricing varies by location. For a look at New Belgium’s year-round portfolio, visit http://www.newbelgium.com/Beer/year-round.aspx.

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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4 Event Digital Timer and Whiteboard (Great for Boil Additions) – $11.76

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 19:46

The Taylor 5849 Whiteboard Timer has dropped $11.76.  You have to go back to mid 2013 to find a lower Amazon price.  I own this timer.  It’s a part of my Brew Day Box.  It times four events and includes a small whiteboard to indicate what each event is for.  Perfect for timing brew day kettle/hop additions.

Features:

  • Times up-to 4 events at the same time
  • Each event up-to 24 hours, 59 minutes
  • Different alarm tones for every timer
  • Counts up and counts down
  • White board with pen for timer notes

Taylor 5849 Quad Kitchen Timer with Whiteboard - $11.58 + Free Shipping with $35 order

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21st Amendment and Elysian’s He Said cans are back

BeerPulse - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 19:19

News Wire: 

(San Francisco, CA) – Many harvest moons ago, 21st Amendment’s brewmaster and co-founder Shaun O’Sullivan got together with Elysian Brewing’s brewmaster and co-founder Dick Cantwell and decided to create a pumpkin beer like no other. The result is He Said, an unexpected pumpkin beer, or should we say two pumpkin beers, making its return in a seasonal four-pack this September as part of 21st Amendment’s “Insurrection Series” of limited release beers.

“The story of the beer’s conception has always been a little fuzzy,” 21st Amendment co-founder Nico Freccia says. “Shaun and Dick have totally different interpretations on how this partnership came to be, but one thing’s for certain, we knew if we were going to introduce a pumpkin beer and put it in a can, it had to be in collaboration with the pumpkin king, Dick, himself.”

Thankfully, O’Sullivan and Cantwell couldn’t see eye-to-eye on a single collaboration, so they created two completely different pumpkin beers. A light ale packaged in a dark colored can, O’Sullivan’s He Said is a Belgian-style Tripel brewed with pumpkin, galangal and tarragon, while Cantwell’s He Said, a dark lager in the lighter can, is a Baltic-Style Porter brewed with pumpkin, caraway and cinnamon. Two beers of each are packaged together and sold in festive-colored four-pack carriers.

“Dick remembers our collaboration conversations one way, while I remember it another, and so goes the He Said story,” recalls O’Sullivan. “In the end, we decided it would be the most fun to team up and do what we do best – brew two great tasting pumpkin beers and put them on the market in an unorthodox way.”

He Said (8.2% ABV) will begin its roll-out in early September in all 17 of 21st Amendment’s current distribution territories. Look for pumpkin-colored carriers that feature the two brewers, each telling his side of the He Said story throughout CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, MA, NY, NJ, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, GA and NC. For up-to-date availability, events and promotions, visit www.21st-Amendment.com.

ABOUT 21st AMENDMENT:
In 2000, Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan opened the doors to the 21st Amendment brewpub in San Francisco’s historic South Park neighborhood with Freccia managing the restaurant and O’Sullivan spearheading the brewing process. In addition to quickly becoming one of the city’s favorite pubs, 21st Amendment began expanding beyond the Bay Area by helping to pioneer the movement to canned craft beer. Known for their witty names and delicious brews, 21st Amendment offers three year round selections, as well as seasonal offerings and their infamous ‘Insurrection Series’, a once-in-a-while limited edition release. Today, 21st Amendment is among the top 50 craft beer brewers in America and is sold in 17 states.

ABOUT ELYSIAN BREWING:
Elysian operates three pubs and a production brewery in Seattle, producing 32,000 barrels a year. They don’t only make pumpkin beers, but this time of year it’s a lot of what they do, leading up to their Great Pumpkin Beer Fest on October 4, 5 and 6. Elysian has made around 300 different beers since they opened in 1996, both traditional and innovative, in large and small quantities. At least 30 of them have involved pumpkin.

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21st Amendment and Elysian’s He Said cans are back

BeerNews.org - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 19:19

News Wire: 

(San Francisco, CA) – Many harvest moons ago, 21st Amendment’s brewmaster and co-founder Shaun O’Sullivan got together with Elysian Brewing’s brewmaster and co-founder Dick Cantwell and decided to create a pumpkin beer like no other. The result is He Said, an unexpected pumpkin beer, or should we say two pumpkin beers, making its return in a seasonal four-pack this September as part of 21st Amendment’s “Insurrection Series” of limited release beers.

“The story of the beer’s conception has always been a little fuzzy,” 21st Amendment co-founder Nico Freccia says. “Shaun and Dick have totally different interpretations on how this partnership came to be, but one thing’s for certain, we knew if we were going to introduce a pumpkin beer and put it in a can, it had to be in collaboration with the pumpkin king, Dick, himself.”

Thankfully, O’Sullivan and Cantwell couldn’t see eye-to-eye on a single collaboration, so they created two completely different pumpkin beers. A light ale packaged in a dark colored can, O’Sullivan’s He Said is a Belgian-style Tripel brewed with pumpkin, galangal and tarragon, while Cantwell’s He Said, a dark lager in the lighter can, is a Baltic-Style Porter brewed with pumpkin, caraway and cinnamon. Two beers of each are packaged together and sold in festive-colored four-pack carriers.

“Dick remembers our collaboration conversations one way, while I remember it another, and so goes the He Said story,” recalls O’Sullivan. “In the end, we decided it would be the most fun to team up and do what we do best – brew two great tasting pumpkin beers and put them on the market in an unorthodox way.”

He Said (8.2% ABV) will begin its roll-out in early September in all 17 of 21st Amendment’s current distribution territories. Look for pumpkin-colored carriers that feature the two brewers, each telling his side of the He Said story throughout CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, MA, NY, NJ, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, GA and NC. For up-to-date availability, events and promotions, visit www.21st-Amendment.com.

ABOUT 21st AMENDMENT:
In 2000, Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan opened the doors to the 21st Amendment brewpub in San Francisco’s historic South Park neighborhood with Freccia managing the restaurant and O’Sullivan spearheading the brewing process. In addition to quickly becoming one of the city’s favorite pubs, 21st Amendment began expanding beyond the Bay Area by helping to pioneer the movement to canned craft beer. Known for their witty names and delicious brews, 21st Amendment offers three year round selections, as well as seasonal offerings and their infamous ‘Insurrection Series’, a once-in-a-while limited edition release. Today, 21st Amendment is among the top 50 craft beer brewers in America and is sold in 17 states.

ABOUT ELYSIAN BREWING:
Elysian operates three pubs and a production brewery in Seattle, producing 32,000 barrels a year. They don’t only make pumpkin beers, but this time of year it’s a lot of what they do, leading up to their Great Pumpkin Beer Fest on October 4, 5 and 6. Elysian has made around 300 different beers since they opened in 1996, both traditional and innovative, in large and small quantities. At least 30 of them have involved pumpkin.

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SweetWater Hop Hash Double IPA coming to year-round lineup in October

BeerPulse - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:51

News Wire: 

(Atlanta, GA) – As India Pale Ales (IPA) continue to trend as the No. 1 segment in the craft beer category and fastest growing overall beer segment, SweetWater Brewery is upping the ante on the style with a new twist. Rolling out as the brewery’s newest year-round lineup – Hop Hash, a double IPA infused with hop hash – will be making its way onto to shelves throughout SweetWater’s footprint this October.

Brewers decided to throw a sticky SweetWater signature on this hopped up concoction, promising to deliver the dankest double IPA around. After scraping the hop pelletizers clean in Yakima, WA, brewers used bricks of the pure hop lupulin – a very concentrated form of hop resin also known as hash – to cook up a brew that would deliver a pungent punch to the palate.

Focusing heavy on the hops, Hop Hash is brewed with a hefty dose of American citrus hops, as well as Cascade, Centennial, and Simcoe hops along with the hash blend. The brew’s pale malt bill, comprised of 2 row, pilsner and wheat, creates a clean foundation setting the stage for the hop hash to burn bright on the palate. The hop bill exudes a creeping bitterness up front from the Centennial, followed by the flavor and aroma from the hash packing a stealthy, smooth citrus finish at 7.8-percent alcohol by volume.

“It’s always fun to be able to experiment and offer something that’s truly unique,” said SweetWater Founder and Big Kahuna Freddy Bensch. “We’ve literally been toying with this concept since our days back in college. As IPAs continue to dominate, we’re excited to take the style to the next level using the dankest hop hash we could get our sticky fingers on!”

Hop Hash will be available in 6-packs of 12oz. bottles and on draft lighting up shelves and draft stations starting early this October. This hopped up fatty will be sustaining all seasons, joining the brewery’s lip-smackin’ lineup for a year-round run. Pour, pour pass!

For more information on SweetWater Brewery or its full lineup, please visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com.

Categories: Beer Blogosphere News

SweetWater Hop Hash Double IPA coming to year-round lineup in October

BeerNews.org - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:51

News Wire: 

(Atlanta, GA) – As India Pale Ales (IPA) continue to trend as the No. 1 segment in the craft beer category and fastest growing overall beer segment, SweetWater Brewery is upping the ante on the style with a new twist. Rolling out as the brewery’s newest year-round lineup – Hop Hash, a double IPA infused with hop hash – will be making its way onto to shelves throughout SweetWater’s footprint this October.

Brewers decided to throw a sticky SweetWater signature on this hopped up concoction, promising to deliver the dankest double IPA around. After scraping the hop pelletizers clean in Yakima, WA, brewers used bricks of the pure hop lupulin – a very concentrated form of hop resin also known as hash – to cook up a brew that would deliver a pungent punch to the palate.

Focusing heavy on the hops, Hop Hash is brewed with a hefty dose of American citrus hops, as well as Cascade, Centennial, and Simcoe hops along with the hash blend. The brew’s pale malt bill, comprised of 2 row, pilsner and wheat, creates a clean foundation setting the stage for the hop hash to burn bright on the palate. The hop bill exudes a creeping bitterness up front from the Centennial, followed by the flavor and aroma from the hash packing a stealthy, smooth citrus finish at 7.8-percent alcohol by volume.

“It’s always fun to be able to experiment and offer something that’s truly unique,” said SweetWater Founder and Big Kahuna Freddy Bensch. “We’ve literally been toying with this concept since our days back in college. As IPAs continue to dominate, we’re excited to take the style to the next level using the dankest hop hash we could get our sticky fingers on!”

Hop Hash will be available in 6-packs of 12oz. bottles and on draft lighting up shelves and draft stations starting early this October. This hopped up fatty will be sustaining all seasons, joining the brewery’s lip-smackin’ lineup for a year-round run. Pour, pour pass!

For more information on SweetWater Brewery or its full lineup, please visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com.

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