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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America Variety Pack now available

BeerNews.org - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:59

Press Release: 

The variety pack, including 10 bottles and two cans, is a first in craft beer

Chico, CA—July 7, 2014—Less than two weeks shy of the kickoff to Beer Camp Across America, an unprecedented seven-city traveling beer festival, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has released a one-time-only Beer Camp Across America mixed 12-pack to beer shelves across the nation.

Sierra Nevada partnered with a dozen exceptional craft breweries to create 12 different beers for one mixed 12-pack—including 10 bottles and two cans—a first in the craft beer world. These brewers will board the Beer Camp Across America tour bus later this month and hit the open road to take part in the largest craft beer celebration in history.

“A lot of creativity and hard work went into the Beer Camp Across America 12-pack, and we’re excited to finally share it with drinkers,” said Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada. “We’ll pour these beers at every festival stop with hundreds of other craft brewers who are pushing the boundaries of our industry. It’s a traveling party, and we’re going to have a great time.”

The Beer Camp Across America 12-pack features the following coveted breweries, which were selected for their innovation and reputation for brewing world-class beers. Craft drinkers can explore all dozen beers in full detail at www.SierraNevada.com/BeerCamp.

Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME | Myron’s Walk Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Asheville Brewers Alliance, Asheville, NC | Tater Ridge Scottish Ale
Ballast Point Brewing Company, San Diego, CA | Electric Ray India Pale Lager
Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI | Maillard’s Odyssey Imperial Dark Ale
Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL | Yonder Bock Tropical Maibock (CAN)
Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA | Torpedo Pilsner
New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus, WI | There and Back English-Style Bitter
Ninkasi Brewing Company, Eugene, OR | Double Latte Coffee Milk Stout
Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, CO/Brevard, NC | CANfusion Rye Bock (CAN)
Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, CA | Yvan the Great Belgian-Style Blonde
3 Floyds Brewing Company, Munster, IN | Chico King Pale Ale
Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA | Alt Route Altbier

More than 700 craft brewers from around the country have already signed on for the multi-weekend Beer Camp Across America tour, which kicks off July 19 in Chico, Calif. With around 1,400 total craft beers on tap, collectively representing almost every state in the union, the event is shaping up to be unlike any to date.

Tickets for the seven Beer Camp Across America festivals are on sale at www.SierraNevada.com/BeerCamp. General admission is $65, which includes a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited tastings where possible, as well as live music from the provocative Oregon-based MarchFourth Marching Band. Local food trucks will be on hand with tasty offerings for purchase. The tour path:

• Sat, July 19: Northwest Edition at Sierra Nevada Hop Field in Chico, CA, 12-5 p.m.
• Sun, July 20: Southwest Edition at Embarcadero North in San Diego, CA, 1-6 p.m.
• Fri, July 25: Rocky Mountain Edition at Civic Center Park in Denver, CO, 5-10 p.m.
• Sun, July 27: Midwest Edition at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL, 12-5 p.m.
• Fri, August 1: New England Edition at Thompson’s Point in Portland, ME, 5-10 p.m.
• Sat, August 2: Mid-Atlantic Edition at Penn Treaty Park in Philadelphia, PA, 12-5 p.m.
• Sun, August 3: Southeast Edition in Mills River, NC, 1-6 p.m.

To see a video about Beer Camp Across America, visit YouTube.com/SierraNevadaBrewing.

About Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only whole-cone hops and the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada spans more than three decades, with innovation emerging from both the brewhouse and sustainability initiatives. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for artisan brewers worldwide as a winner of numerous awards for its extensive line of beers including Pale Ale, Torpedo®, Porter, Stout, Kellerweis® and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers. Learn more at www.sierranevada.com.

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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America Variety Pack now available

BeerPulse - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:59

Press Release: 

The variety pack, including 10 bottles and two cans, is a first in craft beer

Chico, CA—July 7, 2014—Less than two weeks shy of the kickoff to Beer Camp Across America, an unprecedented seven-city traveling beer festival, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has released a one-time-only Beer Camp Across America mixed 12-pack to beer shelves across the nation.

Sierra Nevada partnered with a dozen exceptional craft breweries to create 12 different beers for one mixed 12-pack—including 10 bottles and two cans—a first in the craft beer world. These brewers will board the Beer Camp Across America tour bus later this month and hit the open road to take part in the largest craft beer celebration in history.

“A lot of creativity and hard work went into the Beer Camp Across America 12-pack, and we’re excited to finally share it with drinkers,” said Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada. “We’ll pour these beers at every festival stop with hundreds of other craft brewers who are pushing the boundaries of our industry. It’s a traveling party, and we’re going to have a great time.”

The Beer Camp Across America 12-pack features the following coveted breweries, which were selected for their innovation and reputation for brewing world-class beers. Craft drinkers can explore all dozen beers in full detail at www.SierraNevada.com/BeerCamp.

Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME | Myron’s Walk Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Asheville Brewers Alliance, Asheville, NC | Tater Ridge Scottish Ale
Ballast Point Brewing Company, San Diego, CA | Electric Ray India Pale Lager
Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI | Maillard’s Odyssey Imperial Dark Ale
Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL | Yonder Bock Tropical Maibock (CAN)
Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA | Torpedo Pilsner
New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus, WI | There and Back English-Style Bitter
Ninkasi Brewing Company, Eugene, OR | Double Latte Coffee Milk Stout
Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, CO/Brevard, NC | CANfusion Rye Bock (CAN)
Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, CA | Yvan the Great Belgian-Style Blonde
3 Floyds Brewing Company, Munster, IN | Chico King Pale Ale
Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA | Alt Route Altbier

More than 700 craft brewers from around the country have already signed on for the multi-weekend Beer Camp Across America tour, which kicks off July 19 in Chico, Calif. With around 1,400 total craft beers on tap, collectively representing almost every state in the union, the event is shaping up to be unlike any to date.

Tickets for the seven Beer Camp Across America festivals are on sale at www.SierraNevada.com/BeerCamp. General admission is $65, which includes a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited tastings where possible, as well as live music from the provocative Oregon-based MarchFourth Marching Band. Local food trucks will be on hand with tasty offerings for purchase. The tour path:

• Sat, July 19: Northwest Edition at Sierra Nevada Hop Field in Chico, CA, 12-5 p.m.
• Sun, July 20: Southwest Edition at Embarcadero North in San Diego, CA, 1-6 p.m.
• Fri, July 25: Rocky Mountain Edition at Civic Center Park in Denver, CO, 5-10 p.m.
• Sun, July 27: Midwest Edition at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL, 12-5 p.m.
• Fri, August 1: New England Edition at Thompson’s Point in Portland, ME, 5-10 p.m.
• Sat, August 2: Mid-Atlantic Edition at Penn Treaty Park in Philadelphia, PA, 12-5 p.m.
• Sun, August 3: Southeast Edition in Mills River, NC, 1-6 p.m.

To see a video about Beer Camp Across America, visit YouTube.com/SierraNevadaBrewing.

About Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only whole-cone hops and the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada spans more than three decades, with innovation emerging from both the brewhouse and sustainability initiatives. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for artisan brewers worldwide as a winner of numerous awards for its extensive line of beers including Pale Ale, Torpedo®, Porter, Stout, Kellerweis® and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers. Learn more at www.sierranevada.com.

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Cascade Brewing ends direct beer shipments … for now

BeerPulse - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:26

(Portland, OR) – Cascade Brewing becomes the third company to announce an end to beer shipments in the last three weeks joining Let’s Pour and BeerDreamer.

On the bright side, this means more beer for retailers and bars.

More below via the Facebook announcement

We are very sorry to report that at this time, we are suspending shipping our beer due to the legalities of sending beer across state lines. Our online store is currently closed. We will continue to work to address this issue, and keep you apprised of the situation if and when something changes. We value you as our customers and will continue to focus on brewing our world-class NW-Style sour ales. In the meantime, please enjoy our beers at the source.

If you placed an order, it went through. We suspended the site after the orders were processed. You can’t even imagine how stressful this blow is to us. Good news for California followers is that 9 pallets of bottles will be invading your state within the next couple weeks. Thank you for supporting us and we are doing our best to find a solution.

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Cascade Brewing ends direct beer shipments

BeerNews.org - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:26

(Portland, OR) – Cascade Brewing becomes the third company to announce an end to beer shipments in the last three weeks joining Let’s Pour and BeerDreamer.

On the bright side, this means more beer for retailers and bars.

More below via the Facebook announcement

We are very sorry to report that at this time, we are suspending shipping our beer due to the legalities of sending beer across state lines. Our online store is currently closed. We will continue to work to address this issue, and keep you apprised of the situation if and when something changes. We value you as our customers and will continue to focus on brewing our world-class NW-Style sour ales. In the meantime, please enjoy our beers at the source.

If you placed an order, it went through. We suspended the site after the orders were processed. You can’t even imagine how stressful this blow is to us. Good news for California followers is that 9 pallets of bottles will be invading your state within the next couple weeks. Thank you for supporting us and we are doing our best to find a solution.

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Widmer Brothers 1992 Doppelbock and 1993 Ur-Alt join 30 Beers for 30 Years series

BeerPulse - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:27

Press Release: 

(Portland, OR) – The 30 Beers for 30 Years Series keeps rolling today as Widmer Brothers Brewing announces the ninth and tenth beers in the series. Doppelbock and Ur-Alt are being released and represent the years 1992 and 1993, respectively, in the brewery’s 30-year history.

Doppelbock is a traditional strong German-style lager that uses heavy portions of dark malts. Although the beer is traditionally brewed for the winter months, Widmer Brothers is re-releasing Doppelbock in July as the beer appeared in the brewery’s history in 1992. The beer has been brewed by Widmer Brothers periodically for over 20 years, and Rob Widmer likens the brew to “liquid bread.” Fans of German lagers will welcome this release, but note it is not for the faint of heart – as Kurt and Rob say, “helmet required.”

Ur-Alt is a legend in the history of Widmer Brothers because it replicates the very first batches of Altbier ever produced by Kurt and Rob in the earliest days of the brewery. Before they perfected Alt, a few batches were much more bitter than intended. The unintended bitterness was embraced, and the beer geeks of Portland asked Kurt and Rob to try and reproduce the original batches. They did, and the resulting recipe was called Ur-Alt. It is now being released in bottles for the first time.

Both beers will be available throughout July and early August in the Portland area only. Like all beers in the 30 Beers for 30 Years Series, an extremely limited quantity of each beer was brewed and packaged with custom labels for sale in 22-ounce bottles and on draught.

Each beer in the 30 Beers for 30 Years Series features unique label art from 30 different local artists and designers. Portland artist Will Bryant created the Doppelbock label, and the creative team at Portland design and letterpress studio Print and Grain created the Ur-Alt label.

To see the labels and learn more about the artists and the project, please visit www.30beersfor30years.com.

About the Beers

Doppelbock – 1992
Doppelbock is our classic winter warmer. We’ve brewed this Widmer Brothers’ favorite off and on, on draught only, ever since it was first introduced in 1992. Rob Widmer is fond of saying this beer is like “liquid bread,” and notes there is a rule when drinking it: “helmet required.” It is not for the faint of heart. 8.5% ABV

Ur-Alt – 1993
The beer geeks of Portland demanded that Kurt and Rob Widmer try to replicate some of the original batches of Alt, which were much more bitter than ever intended (of course Portland beer fans wanted more hops…typical!). Ur-Alt was created out of that challenge, and the beer is still a legend around these parts. 4.7% ABV, 60 IBU

About Widmer Brothers Brewing
Founded in 1984, Widmer Brothers Brewing is celebrating 30 years of beer in 2014. Founders Kurt and Rob Widmer helped lead the Pacific Northwest craft beer movement in 1984 when, in their 20s, they began brewing unique interpretations of traditional German beer styles. In 1986, Widmer Brothers Brewing introduced the original American-style Hefeweizen, which elevated the brewery to national acclaim. Since then, the brewery has continued to push the boundaries of craft beer, developing a variety of beers with an unapologetic, uncompromised commitment to innovation.

Based in Portland, Ore., the brewery currently brews a variety of beers including Alchemy Pale Ale, Upheaval IPA, Hefeweizen, Drop Top Amber Ale, a full seasonal lineup, and a series of limited edition beers. For more information about Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit www.widmerbrothers.com.

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Widmer Brothers 1992 Doppelbock and 1993 Ur-Alt join 30 Beers for 30 Years series

BeerNews.org - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:27

Press Release: 

(Portland, OR) – The 30 Beers for 30 Years Series keeps rolling today as Widmer Brothers Brewing announces the ninth and tenth beers in the series. Doppelbock and Ur-Alt are being released and represent the years 1992 and 1993, respectively, in the brewery’s 30-year history.

Doppelbock is a traditional strong German-style lager that uses heavy portions of dark malts. Although the beer is traditionally brewed for the winter months, Widmer Brothers is re-releasing Doppelbock in July as the beer appeared in the brewery’s history in 1992. The beer has been brewed by Widmer Brothers periodically for over 20 years, and Rob Widmer likens the brew to “liquid bread.” Fans of German lagers will welcome this release, but note it is not for the faint of heart – as Kurt and Rob say, “helmet required.”

Ur-Alt is a legend in the history of Widmer Brothers because it replicates the very first batches of Altbier ever produced by Kurt and Rob in the earliest days of the brewery. Before they perfected Alt, a few batches were much more bitter than intended. The unintended bitterness was embraced, and the beer geeks of Portland asked Kurt and Rob to try and reproduce the original batches. They did, and the resulting recipe was called Ur-Alt. It is now being released in bottles for the first time.

Both beers will be available throughout July and early August in the Portland area only. Like all beers in the 30 Beers for 30 Years Series, an extremely limited quantity of each beer was brewed and packaged with custom labels for sale in 22-ounce bottles and on draught.

Each beer in the 30 Beers for 30 Years Series features unique label art from 30 different local artists and designers. Portland artist Will Bryant created the Doppelbock label, and the creative team at Portland design and letterpress studio Print and Grain created the Ur-Alt label.

To see the labels and learn more about the artists and the project, please visit www.30beersfor30years.com.

About the Beers

Doppelbock – 1992
Doppelbock is our classic winter warmer. We’ve brewed this Widmer Brothers’ favorite off and on, on draught only, ever since it was first introduced in 1992. Rob Widmer is fond of saying this beer is like “liquid bread,” and notes there is a rule when drinking it: “helmet required.” It is not for the faint of heart. 8.5% ABV

Ur-Alt – 1993
The beer geeks of Portland demanded that Kurt and Rob Widmer try to replicate some of the original batches of Alt, which were much more bitter than ever intended (of course Portland beer fans wanted more hops…typical!). Ur-Alt was created out of that challenge, and the beer is still a legend around these parts. 4.7% ABV, 60 IBU

About Widmer Brothers Brewing
Founded in 1984, Widmer Brothers Brewing is celebrating 30 years of beer in 2014. Founders Kurt and Rob Widmer helped lead the Pacific Northwest craft beer movement in 1984 when, in their 20s, they began brewing unique interpretations of traditional German beer styles. In 1986, Widmer Brothers Brewing introduced the original American-style Hefeweizen, which elevated the brewery to national acclaim. Since then, the brewery has continued to push the boundaries of craft beer, developing a variety of beers with an unapologetic, uncompromised commitment to innovation.

Based in Portland, Ore., the brewery currently brews a variety of beers including Alchemy Pale Ale, Upheaval IPA, Hefeweizen, Drop Top Amber Ale, a full seasonal lineup, and a series of limited edition beers. For more information about Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit www.widmerbrothers.com.

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Beer In Ads #1245: Fine Cold Rheingold

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 21:48
Monday’s ad is another one for Rheingold Beer, this one from 1961, and features Miss Rheingold from that year, Janet Mick. In this ad, she’s taking a break from bowling, and enjoying a Club sandwich with her mug of Rheingold beer. I love this tagline, used in a few of these ads,...

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Odell Fifty Niner Brett Golden Ale set for release this weekend

BeerPulse - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:52

Press Release: 

Fort Collins, CO – On July 11, 12, & 13, Odell Brewing will celebrate the release of its latest Cellar Series beer, Fifty Niner. Named for the Colorado gold rush of 1859, Fifty Niner is lustrous golden ale conditioned with Brettanomyces, a yeast as wild as the new frontier.

“This is a complex and fun beer,” Odell Brewing’s QA/QC manager Eli Kolodny said. “It’s a golden ale brewed with Belgian Candi sugar and fermented with our house ale strain. The first hundred barrels were conditioned in a stainless fermentor that had staves hung in it. Suspending the staves directly in the fermentor allowed for a much faster extraction of the wood character, while maintaining the quality of the finished beer.”

Odell Brewing selected oak staves with a light to medium toast, giving the beer hints of vanilla, almond, graham cracker and wafer. The initial batch was aged for more than a month and then blended with a fresh batch just before packaging. The beer was then keg and bottle conditioned with 100% Brettanomyces, specifically a wild strain that Odell Brewing grew up in their lab. The Brett adds a subtle fruity and slightly phenolic characteristic to the beer, dramatically changing the overall profile by adding balance to the woody aromas. It is crisp, refreshing, creamy, yet still deceivingly robust. Fifty Niner was aged in-house for 8 weeks and is ready to consume upon release, but it will also continue to evolve over time and is suggested to be enjoyed within one year.

Odell Brewing will celebrate the release of Fifty Niner in the Tap Room on July 11, 12, and 13 (note the brewery will close early at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 12). Guests can enjoy samples of the beer, local food truck fare, and live music by Purr Gato on Sunday from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. Fifty Niner will be available in 750 ml, cork & cage finished bottles throughout the brewery’s 11 state distribution footprint.

About Odell Brewing: Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Today, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by minimizing its environmental impact, sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. Odell Brewing was named a “Best Company to Work For” in 2013 by ColoradoBiz Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2014 World Beer Cup® – gold for Runoff, 2013 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, 2012 Brewers Association Recognition Award, 2011 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for Friek, 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA.

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Odell Fifty Niner Brett Golden Ale set for release this weekend

BeerNews.org - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:52

Press Release: 

Fort Collins, CO – On July 11, 12, & 13, Odell Brewing will celebrate the release of its latest Cellar Series beer, Fifty Niner. Named for the Colorado gold rush of 1859, Fifty Niner is lustrous golden ale conditioned with Brettanomyces, a yeast as wild as the new frontier.

“This is a complex and fun beer,” Odell Brewing’s QA/QC manager Eli Kolodny said. “It’s a golden ale brewed with Belgian Candi sugar and fermented with our house ale strain. The first hundred barrels were conditioned in a stainless fermentor that had staves hung in it. Suspending the staves directly in the fermentor allowed for a much faster extraction of the wood character, while maintaining the quality of the finished beer.”

Odell Brewing selected oak staves with a light to medium toast, giving the beer hints of vanilla, almond, graham cracker and wafer. The initial batch was aged for more than a month and then blended with a fresh batch just before packaging. The beer was then keg and bottle conditioned with 100% Brettanomyces, specifically a wild strain that Odell Brewing grew up in their lab. The Brett adds a subtle fruity and slightly phenolic characteristic to the beer, dramatically changing the overall profile by adding balance to the woody aromas. It is crisp, refreshing, creamy, yet still deceivingly robust. Fifty Niner was aged in-house for 8 weeks and is ready to consume upon release, but it will also continue to evolve over time and is suggested to be enjoyed within one year.

Odell Brewing will celebrate the release of Fifty Niner in the Tap Room on July 11, 12, and 13 (note the brewery will close early at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 12). Guests can enjoy samples of the beer, local food truck fare, and live music by Purr Gato on Sunday from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. Fifty Niner will be available in 750 ml, cork & cage finished bottles throughout the brewery’s 11 state distribution footprint.

About Odell Brewing: Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Today, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by minimizing its environmental impact, sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. Odell Brewing was named a “Best Company to Work For” in 2013 by ColoradoBiz Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2014 World Beer Cup® – gold for Runoff, 2013 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, 2012 Brewers Association Recognition Award, 2011 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for Friek, 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA.

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Shiner Beer arrives in Massachusetts with seven distributors

BeerNews.org - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:39

Press Release: 

(Boston, MA) – For much of the Spoetzl Brewery’s 105-year history, you couldn’t get one of their Shiner Beers if you lived more than 100 miles from the town of Shiner, Texas, where German and Czech immigrants first opened the brewery in 1909.

Even as the brewery’s iconic Shiner Bock gained popularity, availability remained limited, mostly in Texas and a few surrounding states.

But in its second century of brewing, Shiner has been making a steady march across the country. That march reaches Massachusetts this month. Expatriate Texans, craft beer fans and Bay Staters who discovered Shiner in other states no longer have to travel to find it.

Boston was the largest city in the U.S. where Shiner Beers weren’t available. That changes soon. But you’ll also be able to find our beers all across the state, from Pittsfield to Provincetown.

In addition to the flagship Bock, craft beer lovers can also try Shiner White Wing, a Belgian-style white ale brewed with orange and coriander, our seasonal beer (currently Ruby Red Bird, made with Texas Ruby Red grapefruit and ginger) plus our Family Reunion, a sampling of several different Shiner styles including Bohemian Black Lager, Wild Hare Pale Ale, Shiner Premium (our original recipe) and two limited editions – Kosmos Reserve and our current Brewer’s Pride selection, Shiner Kölsch.

Distributors in Massachusetts will be Atlas Distributing, Inc., Burke Distributing Corporation, Girardi Distributors LLC, L. Knife & Son, Inc., Merrimack Valley Distributing Company, Inc., Quality Beverage Limited Partnership, and Williams Distributing Company, Inc.

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Shiner Beer arrives in Massachusetts with seven distributors

BeerPulse - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:39

Press Release: 

(Boston, MA) – For much of the Spoetzl Brewery’s 105-year history, you couldn’t get one of their Shiner Beers if you lived more than 100 miles from the town of Shiner, Texas, where German and Czech immigrants first opened the brewery in 1909.

Even as the brewery’s iconic Shiner Bock gained popularity, availability remained limited, mostly in Texas and a few surrounding states.

But in its second century of brewing, Shiner has been making a steady march across the country. That march reaches Massachusetts this month. Expatriate Texans, craft beer fans and Bay Staters who discovered Shiner in other states no longer have to travel to find it.

Boston was the largest city in the U.S. where Shiner Beers weren’t available. That changes soon. But you’ll also be able to find our beers all across the state, from Pittsfield to Provincetown.

In addition to the flagship Bock, craft beer lovers can also try Shiner White Wing, a Belgian-style white ale brewed with orange and coriander, our seasonal beer (currently Ruby Red Bird, made with Texas Ruby Red grapefruit and ginger) plus our Family Reunion, a sampling of several different Shiner styles including Bohemian Black Lager, Wild Hare Pale Ale, Shiner Premium (our original recipe) and two limited editions – Kosmos Reserve and our current Brewer’s Pride selection, Shiner Kölsch.

Distributors in Massachusetts will be Atlas Distributing, Inc., Burke Distributing Corporation, Girardi Distributors LLC, L. Knife & Son, Inc., Merrimack Valley Distributing Company, Inc., Quality Beverage Limited Partnership, and Williams Distributing Company, Inc.

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Reader Tip: Ozeri Pro II Digital Scale - $13.27 with Instant Coupon

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:20
Thanks to HBF Reader Charles for this tip!
The highly rated Ozeri Pro II Digital Scale lists for $25.  It's on sale for $18.96.  An instant coupon takes another 30% off at checkout.  That brings the price down to $13.72.   It ships free with Prime or with a qualifying $35 order.  Make sure and click on the "Clip Coupon" Button on the Product Page to Get this Deal.

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Heat Resistant Glove for Minding Yeast Starters - $7.49

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:05

Highly rated, Commercial Grade Heat Resistant Glove for $7.49.  Ships free with Prime or with a qualifying $35 order.
I use a similar type of glove (Ove Glove) when I'm making yeast starters in an Erlenmeyer Flask.  It's really handy (pun intended) to swirl around the flask or to quickly remove to keep the flask from boiling over.

These are also handy on brew day for handling hot (but not wet) ball valves and such.

Before someone brings this up: These are not waterproof. Along those lines, I wouldn't suggest that you stick your hand in hot wort with one of these on. Or, without one of these on for that matter. I guess the take away here is... don't stick your hand in hot wort. :)

G & F 1689L Heat Resistant Glove Commercial Grade, Large - $7.49 + Free Shipping with Prime or Qualifying $35 order

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32 Quart Heavy Duty Stainless Kettle w/Ball Valve - $134.95 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:18
More Beer has marked down their 32 Quart Heavy Duty Stainless Kettle with ball valve as their deal of the day.  It's marked down $35 in all and includes free shipping.

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Two 1/2" threaded couplers, Tri-Clad Bottom, Heavy Duty Food Grade Stainless.  Includes 1/2" Full Port Ball Valve.

Heavy Duty Brew Kettle - With Ball Valve (32 Quart/8 Gallon) BE308 - $134.95 + Free Shipping

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Brewing Beer: Tips, 300 Helpful Home Brew Tips, Tricks & Secrets, Kindle Edition - 99 Cents

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:31

The highly rated Brewing Beer: Tips 300 Helpful Home Brew Tips, Tricks and Secrets has been selling for $3.87.  It's on sale for 99 cents.

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    Ends Soon: Red, White and Blue ChefAlarm Thermometer and Timer Sale

    Homebrew Finds - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 06:49
    This sale ends today...Save $7 on the chock-full-o'-features ChefAlarm Thermometer and Timer Combo with a limited time sale.  The discount applies to Red, White or Blue ChefAlarms.  I own this and it has worked really well for me.  It tracks highs and lows over time and it also has both high and low temperatures alarms.  Check out my Hands on Review

    Check it the Red, White and Blue ChefAlarm Sale - Here

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    62 Quart Stainless Kettle - $95.18 Shipped, New Record Low + Feedback

    Homebrew Finds - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 06:49
    This 62 quart/15.5 Gallon stainless kettle from Bayou Classic appeared on HBF about a week ago at a then new record low Amazon price of $99.  It's dropped to another new record of $95.18.  Shipping is free.
    62 quarts.  Stainless kettle and lid.  20 gauge SS.  Measures 15-1/4 by 15-1/4 by 18-3/4 inches.  This gets great ratings.

    HBF Reader Jason Says: "I've been brewing 5 gallon batches on the 44 quart version of this pot and looking to upgrade for 10 gal batches. I absolutely love my Bayou Classic pot! Solid construction with no flexing and it's stainless, so it cleans up easily and will essentially last for decades with good care. It was super easy to install the ball valve with a step drill bit and it's one of the most affordable SS pots on the market without being made of cheap, thin metal."

    Bayou Classic 1060 62-Quart Stainless-Steel Stockpot - $95.18 + Free Shipping


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    Beer In Ads #1244: Rheingold Golden Bock Is Back

    Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:43
    Sunday’s ad is another one for Rheingold Beer, this one from 1962, and features Miss Rheingold from that year, Kathy Kersh. In this ad, she’s steering a small cart of Rheingold’s Golden Bock beer, which is being pulled by a small ram. The ad seems to suggest it’s the second...

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