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Real Ale 18th Anniversary Gose cans now available

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:21

Press Release: 

(Blanco, TX) – Real Ale Brewing Co. will be releasing its 18th Anniversary Gose state-wide in 12oz. cans this week. First served earlier this year at our annual anniversary celebration, this refreshing wheat beer was previously draft only.

“We originally collaborated with our friends at Odell Brewing Co. back in February to create the recipe, and we brewed 7 bbl at their place in Fort Collins, CO. As soon as we tasted it, we knew that it would be the perfect beer for our 18th Anniversary party and for the imminent Texas summer,” says Brewmaster Erik Ogershok.

Gose is a rarely brewed regional specialty beer from Northern Germany. A slightly sour ale, it is known for its use of coriander and a unique saltiness that is derived from the local water source. Our take on the traditional German style has a distinctly Southwestern twist – a bright acidity from the addition of pureed limes. The resulting tartness makes for a delicious and thirst quenching summer brew. “After the response we had at the anniversary party, it would have been difficult not to offer this beer in cans for the summer,” says Ogershok.

Stats:
Wheat beer with coriander and lime
4.34% ABV

About Real Ale Brewing Company:
Founded in Blanco, Texas in 1996 in the basement of an antiques store, Real Ale Brewing Company has grown into one of the largest craft breweries in the state of Texas. From their current facility in the Texas Hill Country, Real Ale’s dedicated team of brewers produces a wide variety of exceptional ales & lagers using only the finest natural ingredients.
For more information about the brewery and beers please visit www.realalebrewing.com and follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RealAleBrewing and @realalebrewing on Twitter.

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Peace & Assist: Colorado-based brewers brew up tongue-in-cheek reference to C&D letters

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:09

The beer, called Peace & Assist, is a cheeky play on the cease-and-desist letters that have become commonplace in the past two years as older and expanding craft breweries jostle with newer ones over business and beer names and trademarks.

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Peace & Assist: Colorado-based brewers brew up tongue-in-cheek reference to C&D letters

BeerPulse - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:09

The beer, called Peace & Assist, is a cheeky play on the cease-and-desist letters that have become commonplace in the past two years as older and expanding craft breweries jostle with newer ones over business and beer names and trademarks.

More >> Westword.

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21% Off Citra Rye IPA Kit + Up to 40% Off Wine Kits

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:54

Label Peelers Citra Rye IPA Kit is marked down just over 21% from $57.14 to $44.99.  This is a mini mash kit and includes instructions and a muslin bag for performing the mini mash.  Check it out - Here

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Small Australian brewery defeats SABMiller in trademark case

BeerPulse - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:28

A Sydney craft brewer has won a two-year trademark battle against a subsidiary of multinational beer giant SABMiller, one of the world’s largest brewing companies. The case against Wayward Brewing Company, which produces about 30,000 litres of beer annually, was brought by SABMiller India

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Small Australian brewery defeats SABMiller in trademark case

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:28

A Sydney craft brewer has won a two-year trademark battle against a subsidiary of multinational beer giant SABMiller, one of the world’s largest brewing companies. The case against Wayward Brewing Company, which produces about 30,000 litres of beer annually, was brought by SABMiller India

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Woodchuck Fall Harvest, Hopsation and Cellar Series Sour Cherry join fall lineup

BeerPulse - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:22

Press Release: 

(Middlebury, VT) – Woodchuck Hard Cider revived the cider industry in the U.S. 23 years ago and continues to create unique, handcrafted ciders today. In August, the award-winning brand is introducing Hopsation™, an innovative cider crafted with Cascade hops. Woodchuck will also release Cellar Series Sour Cherry, a tart cider crafted in the tradition of Belgian sour beers. The Fall Harvest Seasonal Cider, which includes quintessential fall flavors such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of American white oak, will also hit stores shelves.

The new Hopsation Cider begins with Woodchuck’s original small batch hard cider, and is infused with Cascade hops to impart their distinctive pine and citrus aromas. The smooth apple character of Woodchuck’s signature hard cider balances perfectly with the bitterness of the hops for a semi-dry, medium bodied cider. Hopsation will be available nationally in six-packs and on draft year-round. It represents the first addition to the core line of Woodchuck since 2011.

“Woodchuck fans are constantly seeking new, interesting ciders, and we ‘Give a ‘Chuck’ about crafting a cider that appeals widely to craft beverage lovers,” said Woodchuck cider maker John Matson. “Hopsation represents a marriage of the two hottest categories in the country, IPAs and Cider.”

Woodchuck is also introducing Cellar Series Sour Cherry Cider this August. Sour Cherry blends common eating apple varieties and bittersweet varieties with cherries sourced from Belgium. The cherries bring a natural, deep red color to the cider as well as subtle tart and sour fruit notes. Sour Cherry will be available nationally in 22-ounce bottles in limited quantities through August and September.

Also making returning this August is Woodchuck’s Fall Harvest Seasonal Cider. Crafted with the classic autumn flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and American white oak, the cider is just like apple pie. The new packaging features a painting by Vermont artist Kathleen Kolb of Woodchuck employees picking apples for the Vermont Foodbank last fall. This cider is sure to evoke images of Vermont’s iconic fall foliage and can be enjoyed from August through October in six packs and on draft.

For more information about Woodchuck Hard Cider, please visit http://www.woodchuck.com.

About Woodchuck® Hard Cider
Woodchuck Hard Cider introduced the U.S. to the craft cider category 23 years ago after it was first handcrafted in a 2-car garage in Proctorsville, Vermont. Staying true to its roots, Woodchuck is dedicated exclusively to cidermaking. In other words, we “Give a ‘Chuck” about authenticity and handcrafting the best cider possible. Innovation is at the core of everything Woodchuck’s cidermakers do, which is why they continuously strive to create unique new ciders using the finest ingredients. That attention to detail has paid off and Woodchuck Hard Cider has recently received awards at the World Expo of Beer, The Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition and the New York International Beer Competition. For more information about Woodchuck Hard Cider, visit http://www.woodchuck.com.

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Woodchuck Fall Harvest, Hopsation and Cellar Series Sour Cherry join fall lineup

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:22

Press Release: 

(Middlebury, VT) – Woodchuck Hard Cider revived the cider industry in the U.S. 23 years ago and continues to create unique, handcrafted ciders today. In August, the award-winning brand is introducing Hopsation™, an innovative cider crafted with Cascade hops. Woodchuck will also release Cellar Series Sour Cherry, a tart cider crafted in the tradition of Belgian sour beers. The Fall Harvest Seasonal Cider, which includes quintessential fall flavors such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of American white oak, will also hit stores shelves.

The new Hopsation Cider begins with Woodchuck’s original small batch hard cider, and is infused with Cascade hops to impart their distinctive pine and citrus aromas. The smooth apple character of Woodchuck’s signature hard cider balances perfectly with the bitterness of the hops for a semi-dry, medium bodied cider. Hopsation will be available nationally in six-packs and on draft year-round. It represents the first addition to the core line of Woodchuck since 2011.

“Woodchuck fans are constantly seeking new, interesting ciders, and we ‘Give a ‘Chuck’ about crafting a cider that appeals widely to craft beverage lovers,” said Woodchuck cider maker John Matson. “Hopsation represents a marriage of the two hottest categories in the country, IPAs and Cider.”

Woodchuck is also introducing Cellar Series Sour Cherry Cider this August. Sour Cherry blends common eating apple varieties and bittersweet varieties with cherries sourced from Belgium. The cherries bring a natural, deep red color to the cider as well as subtle tart and sour fruit notes. Sour Cherry will be available nationally in 22-ounce bottles in limited quantities through August and September.

Also making returning this August is Woodchuck’s Fall Harvest Seasonal Cider. Crafted with the classic autumn flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and American white oak, the cider is just like apple pie. The new packaging features a painting by Vermont artist Kathleen Kolb of Woodchuck employees picking apples for the Vermont Foodbank last fall. This cider is sure to evoke images of Vermont’s iconic fall foliage and can be enjoyed from August through October in six packs and on draft.

For more information about Woodchuck Hard Cider, please visit http://www.woodchuck.com.

About Woodchuck® Hard Cider
Woodchuck Hard Cider introduced the U.S. to the craft cider category 23 years ago after it was first handcrafted in a 2-car garage in Proctorsville, Vermont. Staying true to its roots, Woodchuck is dedicated exclusively to cidermaking. In other words, we “Give a ‘Chuck” about authenticity and handcrafting the best cider possible. Innovation is at the core of everything Woodchuck’s cidermakers do, which is why they continuously strive to create unique new ciders using the finest ingredients. That attention to detail has paid off and Woodchuck Hard Cider has recently received awards at the World Expo of Beer, The Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition and the New York International Beer Competition. For more information about Woodchuck Hard Cider, visit http://www.woodchuck.com.

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Avery 5 Monks Bourbon Barrel-Aged Belgian Quintupel coming July 27

BeerPulse - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:37

Press Release: 

(Boulder, CO) – This Sunday, Avery Brewing Company will release No. 22 in it’s Barrel-Aged Series, 5 Monks, a 19.4% ABV Bourbon barrel-aged Belgian-style quintupel ale.

Although Avery’s brewers didn’t go into this project trying to make the highest gravity beer in Avery history, that’s what they did. But Avery’s Chief Barrel Herder Andy Parker explains they were more interested in exploring ethanol as a flavor component. “As a brewer, the main reason to make these high alcohol beers is that there’s a whole range of flavors out there that’s virtually unexplored.”

“In the spirit of quadrupels, we made the recipe to have lots of dark fruit and raisin flavors. Those match well with the vanillin compounds from the fresh Bourbon barrels and the charred oak,” said Parker.

Adam Avery, the brewery’s founder, says the entire Barrel-Aged Series has been fun for the brewers to dream up, and naming 5 Monks a “quintupel” was done in jest. “Belgian beers have a long history of singles and doubles and triples and the occasional quadrupel, so we’re calling it a quintupel because ‘sextuple’ just didn’t seem right with monks on the label.”

“What do you call a 19.4% Belgian Bourbon beer?” Avery jokingly asks. “You tell me!”

Parker anticipates there will be some sticklers who maintain that quintuples don’t exist. “You’re right, they didn’t exist. But they do now. We’re creating our own destiny here.”

Parker explains why he loved making this beer. “Avery Brewing has been on the ragged edge of experimentation for years. Everyone who works at Avery is a beer geek, and if we’re not creating new styles that no one has ever made before, then what’s the point?”

5 Monks is one of six beers over 15% ALC/VOL that Avery will release in the next several months: Rumpkin rum barrel-aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale, The Beast Grand Cru, and Mephistopheles’ Stout, plus two beers that will be packaged and released for the first time ever: Pump[KY]n Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Porter and Tweak Bourbon barrel-aged Espresso Stout.

“Building our new brewery has opened up lots of exciting opportunities for us, including expanding our barrel-aging program and having more freedom to explore. It’s gonna be an exciting fall for us,” said Avery.

5 Monks will debut on Sunday, July 27th at the Avery Tap Room in Boulder. The line party starts at 11am and will feature rare and exclusive beers. Bottle sales will begin at 1pm and will be sold for $12 each. Fans will be able to buy up to 12 bottles, and availability can only be guaranteed at the Avery Tap Room until the beer runs out.

Established in 1993, Avery Brewing Company has developed a reputation as being one of the most daring and visionary breweries in the nation. They are the brewers of Avery IPA, The Maharaja Imperial IPA, White Rascal Belgian-Style White Ale, Mephistopheles’ Stout and more than 20 other year-round and seasonal beers. For more information, beer connoisseurs can check www.averybrewing.com, email info@averybrewing.com, and follow Avery’s Facebook page at facebook.com/averybrewing for the latest news.

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Avery 5 Monks Bourbon Barrel-Aged Belgian Quintupel coming July 27

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:37

Press Release: 

(Boulder, CO) – This Sunday, Avery Brewing Company will release No. 22 in it’s Barrel-Aged Series, 5 Monks, a 19.4% ABV Bourbon barrel-aged Belgian-style quintupel ale.

Although Avery’s brewers didn’t go into this project trying to make the highest gravity beer in Avery history, that’s what they did. But Avery’s Chief Barrel Herder Andy Parker explains they were more interested in exploring ethanol as a flavor component. “As a brewer, the main reason to make these high alcohol beers is that there’s a whole range of flavors out there that’s virtually unexplored.”

“In the spirit of quadrupels, we made the recipe to have lots of dark fruit and raisin flavors. Those match well with the vanillin compounds from the fresh Bourbon barrels and the charred oak,” said Parker.

Adam Avery, the brewery’s founder, says the entire Barrel-Aged Series has been fun for the brewers to dream up, and naming 5 Monks a “quintupel” was done in jest. “Belgian beers have a long history of singles and doubles and triples and the occasional quadrupel, so we’re calling it a quintupel because ‘sextuple’ just didn’t seem right with monks on the label.”

“What do you call a 19.4% Belgian Bourbon beer?” Avery jokingly asks. “You tell me!”

Parker anticipates there will be some sticklers who maintain that quintuples don’t exist. “You’re right, they didn’t exist. But they do now. We’re creating our own destiny here.”

Parker explains why he loved making this beer. “Avery Brewing has been on the ragged edge of experimentation for years. Everyone who works at Avery is a beer geek, and if we’re not creating new styles that no one has ever made before, then what’s the point?”

5 Monks is one of six beers over 15% ALC/VOL that Avery will release in the next several months: Rumpkin rum barrel-aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale, The Beast Grand Cru, and Mephistopheles’ Stout, plus two beers that will be packaged and released for the first time ever: Pump[KY]n Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Porter and Tweak Bourbon barrel-aged Espresso Stout.

“Building our new brewery has opened up lots of exciting opportunities for us, including expanding our barrel-aging program and having more freedom to explore. It’s gonna be an exciting fall for us,” said Avery.

5 Monks will debut on Sunday, July 27th at the Avery Tap Room in Boulder. The line party starts at 11am and will feature rare and exclusive beers. Bottle sales will begin at 1pm and will be sold for $12 each. Fans will be able to buy up to 12 bottles, and availability can only be guaranteed at the Avery Tap Room until the beer runs out.

Established in 1993, Avery Brewing Company has developed a reputation as being one of the most daring and visionary breweries in the nation. They are the brewers of Avery IPA, The Maharaja Imperial IPA, White Rascal Belgian-Style White Ale, Mephistopheles’ Stout and more than 20 other year-round and seasonal beers. For more information, beer connoisseurs can check www.averybrewing.com, email info@averybrewing.com, and follow Avery’s Facebook page at facebook.com/averybrewing for the latest news.

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Spiegelau IPA Glasses, 6 Pack - $39.95 Shipped ($6.66/glass)

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:08

These highly rated IPA glasses from Spiegelau normally sell for around $10 each.  This set of 6 glasses is down to $39.95.  That makes each glass $6.66.  Prior to this, the lowest price we've ever seen on these was $48.95 for 6 ($8.16 per glass).  They ship for free

Spiegelau Beer Classics IPA Glass, Set of 6 - $39.95 + Free Shipping

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Crazy Mountain Lawyers Guns and Money Barley Wine, Old Soul heading to cans

BeerPulse - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:32

Press Release: 

(Edwards, CO) – Crazy Mountain Brewing Company announces the release of “Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine”, a 10% ABV barleywine available in a four-pack of 12 ounce cans. To date, there have only been 4 barleywines released in cans, each for a one-time or extremely limited run. Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine cans will be packaged year-round to satisfy your hoppy cravings and is the first barleywine in a can produced in Colorado.

For this special barleywine, Crazy Mountain uses an assortment of crystal malts and throws a little Belgian candi sugar into the Brew Kettle to give a hearty maltiness. Dry hopping with American hops gives this English style a refreshing American twist.

“Barleywines are commonly served in small goblets or bottles due to their high alcohol content and complex flavor profile, so we decided to keep the traditional 12 ounce can size, but reduce the number available to 4 in a package. This way, you can still put your barleywine can into a standard size coozie to keep it cold or put in in the cup holder of your innertube for a float down the river,” Chief Financial Officer, Doobie Selvy had to say.

Following their release of Laywers, Guns & Money Barleywine, Crazy Mountain is also announcing the debut of Old Soul Strong Belgian Golden Ale in canned 6-packs. This light bodied Belgian beauty packs a punch at 7.6% ABV, but is very easy drinking and pleasant in warm weather. A robust amount of wheat gives this ale a very smooth mouth feel that is accompanied by a fruity yeast character. Belgian candi contributes to this brew’s light body and complex flavor. European hops team up with Juniper berries to offer a soft, subtle spiciness. Old Soul is the first canned Strong Belgian Golden Ale in the state of Colorado and the third in the country.

The increased popularity for canned craft beer has opened the door for canning unique and unusual styles. Now you can take a greater variety of your favorite Crazy Mountain styles on the go with you in cans and they won’t break or face limitations like bottles – throw a few cans in your pack for a hike or mountain bike ride, take some on the golf course or to the pool, put a 6-pack in a mesh bag to chill in the river next to your inner tube, or pack some in a picnic basket to enjoy in a field of wildflowers.

Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine 4-packs and Old Soul Strong Belgian Golden Ale 6-packs can be purchased throughout the state of Colorado with national distribution scheduled in the next few weeks.

For more information on Crazy Mountain Brewing Company or the newly released can styles, please call 970-926-3009 or email Drink@CrazyMountainBrewery.com.

About Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company is an Edwards, Colorado based company that provides high quality handcrafted brews to beer enthusiasts across the nation. Since 2010, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company has consistently brewed craft beer with the finest ingredients to yield the best tasting ales. Crazy Mountain products are available in cans, bottles and on draft in 16 states across the country and in Sweden, Japan and Hong Kong. For more information on Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, please call 970-926-3009 or visit www.CrazyMountainBrewery.com.

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Crazy Mountain Lawyers Guns and Money Barley Wine, Old Soul heading to cans

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:32

Press Release: 

(Edwards, CO) – Crazy Mountain Brewing Company announces the release of “Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine”, a 10% ABV barleywine available in a four-pack of 12 ounce cans. To date, there have only been 4 barleywines released in cans, each for a one-time or extremely limited run. Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine cans will be packaged year-round to satisfy your hoppy cravings and is the first barleywine in a can produced in Colorado.

For this special barleywine, Crazy Mountain uses an assortment of crystal malts and throws a little Belgian candi sugar into the Brew Kettle to give a hearty maltiness. Dry hopping with American hops gives this English style a refreshing American twist.

“Barleywines are commonly served in small goblets or bottles due to their high alcohol content and complex flavor profile, so we decided to keep the traditional 12 ounce can size, but reduce the number available to 4 in a package. This way, you can still put your barleywine can into a standard size coozie to keep it cold or put in in the cup holder of your innertube for a float down the river,” Chief Financial Officer, Doobie Selvy had to say.

Following their release of Laywers, Guns & Money Barleywine, Crazy Mountain is also announcing the debut of Old Soul Strong Belgian Golden Ale in canned 6-packs. This light bodied Belgian beauty packs a punch at 7.6% ABV, but is very easy drinking and pleasant in warm weather. A robust amount of wheat gives this ale a very smooth mouth feel that is accompanied by a fruity yeast character. Belgian candi contributes to this brew’s light body and complex flavor. European hops team up with Juniper berries to offer a soft, subtle spiciness. Old Soul is the first canned Strong Belgian Golden Ale in the state of Colorado and the third in the country.

The increased popularity for canned craft beer has opened the door for canning unique and unusual styles. Now you can take a greater variety of your favorite Crazy Mountain styles on the go with you in cans and they won’t break or face limitations like bottles – throw a few cans in your pack for a hike or mountain bike ride, take some on the golf course or to the pool, put a 6-pack in a mesh bag to chill in the river next to your inner tube, or pack some in a picnic basket to enjoy in a field of wildflowers.

Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine 4-packs and Old Soul Strong Belgian Golden Ale 6-packs can be purchased throughout the state of Colorado with national distribution scheduled in the next few weeks.

For more information on Crazy Mountain Brewing Company or the newly released can styles, please call 970-926-3009 or email Drink@CrazyMountainBrewery.com.

About Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company is an Edwards, Colorado based company that provides high quality handcrafted brews to beer enthusiasts across the nation. Since 2010, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company has consistently brewed craft beer with the finest ingredients to yield the best tasting ales. Crazy Mountain products are available in cans, bottles and on draft in 16 states across the country and in Sweden, Japan and Hong Kong. For more information on Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, please call 970-926-3009 or visit www.CrazyMountainBrewery.com.

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15.5 Gallon Keggle, Welded Port - $99.99

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:06

This 15.5 Gallon Stainless Kettle with 1 welded 1/2" NPT Port is on sale for $99.99.  I have this exact keggle from AIH and it works great.  I purchased mine back in April of 2011.  At that time, there was a limited sale (50 keggles) at $99.  The current sale of $99.99 comes within 99 cents of matching the 2011 limited quantity price.

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Freetail Brewing Co. launches Beer Delivery Lambo campaign on Indiegogo

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:00

(San Antonio, TX) – With Stone Brewing Co.’s Indiegogo campaign making headlines this week, Freetail Brewing Co. renewed its efforts to crowdfund a Beer Delivery Lambo. The company was rebuffed from Kickstarter twice but successfully launched on Indiegogo on Tuesday.

The campaign has raised over $500 thanks in large part to one hefty anonymous donation. Societe Brewing’s Mike Sardina is the biggest public backer to date with a $100 contribution.

With the fixed funding option selected, Freetail will be unable to keep any proceeds if it feels to meet its goal of $97,991.

Campaign description below…

Short Summary

Below is close to the exact same project description I wrote in April 2013 when this project was originally rejected by Kickstarter. It has been rejected three times. The only things that has since changed: we are no longer considering entering the wholesale market, but we are finishing a new facility to supply the market. This is happening, only stressing the dire need for a Delivery Lambo.

We have lowered our goal from the original Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante to $97,991. Where did this number come from? It’s the lowest priced used Lambo I could find on AutoTrader (coincidently, it happens to be in San Antonio), plus the 9% in fees that IndieGoGo charges. We will buy as much Lambo as we can afford with the funds we raise. You’ll note that we are not doing a flexible funding campaign, this is all or nothing. If we don’t raise enough, you get your money back. We aren’t here to scam you and make a buck. We are here because we need a MF’ing Delivery Lambo! If we can’t get one, then we don’t need your money!

If we vastly exceed our funding goal, we will buy multiple Lambos or maybe a delivery yacht. We won’t use any of the proceeds to fund brewery expansion. We’ll pay for all that on our own, because it seems kinda weird for a successful for-profit business to crowdfund an expansion.

What We Need & What You Get

Lemme break it down for you:

We are a brewpub in San Antonio that makes pretty awesome beers (at least we think so). Changes to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code have made it possible for us to sell our beer into the wholesale tier, so we will need a vehicle to deliver beer to accounts. Without a way to get beer to accounts, no beer can get to accounts, and all this legislative work would have been for nothing. Everyone hates it when the Government changes the law for NO REASON AT ALL, so it’s really important we get a delivery vehicle.

After extensive market research, we have decided the best delivery vehicle for us is a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, featuring a 570-hp 5.2L V10 engine. Edmunds.com calls it a “wild yet civilized supercar” with “ferocious power” and “fantastic noises”. (NOTE: As previously stated, we’ve decided any Lambo will do. This is really about the beer, not about fancy bells and whistles. It is really selfish of us to not be willing to accept any Lambo)

What’s in it for you? High-fives mostly. This may not sound that awesome to you, but that’s because you’ve never gotten a High-five from Scott Metzger. Ask anyone who knows, they are life changing.
There are also a lot of other cool perks that we’ve just added in order to maximize your Lambo-providing buck.

Why This is Important

Now you might be asking yourself: “Why does their delivery vehicle need to be a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante?” That one is easy. At Freetail, we believe in offering the highest quality, freshest beer possible. We could, theoretically, get a Ford EconoVan to make deliveries in, but those have a realistic estimated top speed of 90 mph. Our Delivery Lambo will be capable of making deliveries at upwards of 200 mph, which ensures more than DOUBLE THE FRESHNESS over leading competitors. We care about beer at Freetail, and caring about beer means caring about Freshness, and caring about Freshness means delivering beer in a Lambo.

Another question you might be asking yourself: “Freetail is a for-profit business, couldn’t you just… like… you know… use your own money for this Delivery Lambo?”Another easy one. Yes, we could. But what fun would that be? It is time to cast aside the archaic economic philosophies of our forefathers that puts corporate funds at risk for ventures that only might possibly generate a positive return. Crowd Sourcing has revolutionized capitalism. Since you aren’t expecting a return on investment, there is no risk for either of us. You get a cool prize (in this case, mostly high fives) and we get a Delivery Lambo, risk free. Business will never be the same now that risk has been eliminated from the investment decision. I’m an Economics Professor, you should trust me on this.

Last thought you might have: “This is Stupid.” , NO – this is NOT stupid. Tired, millenia-old economic philosophies are stupid. The old “risk-reward” model of business has tried and failed. It brought us The Great Depression, Enron, WorldCom, and the Banking Crisis. Did it also bring us a bunch of other great stuff that facilitates the industrialized lifestyles we all love and enjoy? Sure, but recall I also said ENRON, which should trigger an emotional response trumping reality. It is time to move forward to a new world of entrepreneurship – a new world free of risk and full of awesomeness. And this Delivery Lambo is how we achive this Utopian Reality.

Risks & Challenges

The biggest risk this project faces is the ability to fit multiple kegs into the cab of a Lamborghini. But that is for us to deal with, so I wouldn’t worry about it. That much.

The second biggest risk is that we can’t find a suitable Lambo. In no case will we settle for a Ferrari. We will keep looking and even engage in eBay auctions if we have to.

Other Ways You Can Help

Don’t have a buck to contribute? You can still help. Tell your friends about the importance of Delivery Lambos and why they should contribute.

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Freetail Brewing Co. launches Beer Delivery Lambo campaign on Indiegogo

BeerPulse - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:00

(San Antonio, TX) – With Stone Brewing Co.’s Indiegogo campaign making headlines this week, Freetail Brewing Co. renewed its efforts to crowdfund a Beer Delivery Lambo. The company was rebuffed from Kickstarter twice but was able to successfully launch on Indiegogo on Tuesday.

The campaign has raised over $500 thanks to one hefty anonymous donation. Societe Brewing’s Mike Sardina is the biggest public backer to date with a $100 contribution. With the fixed funding option selected, Freetail will be unable to keep any proceeds if it feels to meet its goal of $97,991.

Campaign description below…

Short Summary

Below is close to the exact same project description I wrote in April 2013 when this project was originally rejected by Kickstarter. It has been rejected three times. The only things that has since changed: we are no longer considering entering the wholesale market, but we are finishing a new facility to supply the market. This is happening, only stressing the dire need for a Delivery Lambo.

We have lowered our goal from the original Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante to $97,991. Where did this number come from? It’s the lowest priced used Lambo I could find on AutoTrader (coincidently, it happens to be in San Antonio), plus the 9% in fees that IndieGoGo charges. We will buy as much Lambo as we can afford with the funds we raise. You’ll note that we are not doing a flexible funding campaign, this is all or nothing. If we don’t raise enough, you get your money back. We aren’t here to scam you and make a buck. We are here because we need a MF’ing Delivery Lambo! If we can’t get one, then we don’t need your money!

If we vastly exceed our funding goal, we will buy multiple Lambos or maybe a delivery yacht. We won’t use any of the proceeds to fund brewery expansion. We’ll pay for all that on our own, because it seems kinda weird for a successful for-profit business to crowdfund an expansion.

What We Need & What You Get

Lemme break it down for you:

We are a brewpub in San Antonio that makes pretty awesome beers (at least we think so). Changes to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code have made it possible for us to sell our beer into the wholesale tier, so we will need a vehicle to deliver beer to accounts. Without a way to get beer to accounts, no beer can get to accounts, and all this legislative work would have been for nothing. Everyone hates it when the Government changes the law for NO REASON AT ALL, so it’s really important we get a delivery vehicle.

After extensive market research, we have decided the best delivery vehicle for us is a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, featuring a 570-hp 5.2L V10 engine. Edmunds.com calls it a “wild yet civilized supercar” with “ferocious power” and “fantastic noises”. (NOTE: As previously stated, we’ve decided any Lambo will do. This is really about the beer, not about fancy bells and whistles. It is really selfish of us to not be willing to accept any Lambo)

What’s in it for you? High-fives mostly. This may not sound that awesome to you, but that’s because you’ve never gotten a High-five from Scott Metzger. Ask anyone who knows, they are life changing.
There are also a lot of other cool perks that we’ve just added in order to maximize your Lambo-providing buck.

Why This is Important

Now you might be asking yourself: “Why does their delivery vehicle need to be a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante?” That one is easy. At Freetail, we believe in offering the highest quality, freshest beer possible. We could, theoretically, get a Ford EconoVan to make deliveries in, but those have a realistic estimated top speed of 90 mph. Our Delivery Lambo will be capable of making deliveries at upwards of 200 mph, which ensures more than DOUBLE THE FRESHNESS over leading competitors. We care about beer at Freetail, and caring about beer means caring about Freshness, and caring about Freshness means delivering beer in a Lambo.

Another question you might be asking yourself: “Freetail is a for-profit business, couldn’t you just… like… you know… use your own money for this Delivery Lambo?”Another easy one. Yes, we could. But what fun would that be? It is time to cast aside the archaic economic philosophies of our forefathers that puts corporate funds at risk for ventures that only might possibly generate a positive return. Crowd Sourcing has revolutionized capitalism. Since you aren’t expecting a return on investment, there is no risk for either of us. You get a cool prize (in this case, mostly high fives) and we get a Delivery Lambo, risk free. Business will never be the same now that risk has been eliminated from the investment decision. I’m an Economics Professor, you should trust me on this.

Last thought you might have: “This is Stupid.” , NO – this is NOT stupid. Tired, millenia-old economic philosophies are stupid. The old “risk-reward” model of business has tried and failed. It brought us The Great Depression, Enron, WorldCom, and the Banking Crisis. Did it also bring us a bunch of other great stuff that facilitates the industrialized lifestyles we all love and enjoy? Sure, but recall I also said ENRON, which should trigger an emotional response trumping reality. It is time to move forward to a new world of entrepreneurship – a new world free of risk and full of awesomeness. And this Delivery Lambo is how we achive this Utopian Reality.

Risks & Challenges

The biggest risk this project faces is the ability to fit multiple kegs into the cab of a Lamborghini. But that is for us to deal with, so I wouldn’t worry about it. That much.

The second biggest risk is that we can’t find a suitable Lambo. In no case will we settle for a Ferrari. We will keep looking and even engage in eBay auctions if we have to.

Other Ways You Can Help

Don’t have a buck to contribute? You can still help. Tell your friends about the importance of Delivery Lambos and why they should contribute.

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No-Li Blackfill Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout bottles coming August 23rd

BeerPulse - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:45

Press Release: 

(Spokane, WA) – No-Li Brewhouse will release their first-ever packaged barrel-aged beer in a limited release of 22 oz bottles this August at their small batch festival on August 23rd.

The brewery will release just 100 cases of 22 oz bottles, in addition to some very limited draft. The beer, “Blackfill,” is a barrel-aged Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout, aged in Dry Fly Distillery triticale whiskey barrels.

Co-owner John Bryant comments: “No-Li’s rare beer program began with hand-filling a single, freshly-emptied whiskey barrel. It launched a passionate pursuit to combine intriguing ingredients in whiskey and wine barrels to share with fellow beer drinkers. Twelve months later, we are within 45 days of unveiling a pre-sold allocation of 1,200 bottles of Blackfill. This is what the beer journey is about.”

About the beer: Two of the six whiskey barrels filled with Wrecking Ball were previously used for aging other beers. The Wrecking Ball will be in these two barrels for seven months. They will impart more oakiness, age and complexity to the beer, as well as some vanilla and body.

The other four barrels were filled with Wrecking Ball within hours of being emptied of whiskey at Dry Fly. The beer will age for four months before No-Li will blend the beer from all six barrels, and then hand-label & hand-fill the bottles in August.

The triticale barrels impart a bready, spicy character to the beer. The beer will take on flavors and aromas of toffee, vanilla, chocolate, leather, delicate woodiness, and hints of rye-bread spiciness.

No-Li has been growing their barrel-aging program over the last year, and currently holds 19 barrels from local distillery & and neighbor, Dry Fly, and local winery Townsend Cellars. They plan to add another 50 barrels or more to their lot over the next year, and will continue to grow their barrel-aging program with more 22 oz-bottle limited releases.

Categories: Beer Blogosphere News

No-Li Blackfill Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout bottles coming August 23rd

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:45

Press Release: 

(Spokane, WA) – No-Li Brewhouse will release their first-ever packaged barrel-aged beer in a limited release of 22 oz bottles this August at their small batch festival on August 23rd.

The brewery will release just 100 cases of 22 oz bottles, in addition to some very limited draft. The beer, “Blackfill,” is a barrel-aged Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout, aged in Dry Fly Distillery triticale whiskey barrels.

Co-owner John Bryant comments: “No-Li’s rare beer program began with hand-filling a single, freshly-emptied whiskey barrel. It launched a passionate pursuit to combine intriguing ingredients in whiskey and wine barrels to share with fellow beer drinkers. Twelve months later, we are within 45 days of unveiling a pre-sold allocation of 1,200 bottles of Blackfill. This is what the beer journey is about.”

About the beer: Two of the six whiskey barrels filled with Wrecking Ball were previously used for aging other beers. The Wrecking Ball will be in these two barrels for seven months. They will impart more oakiness, age and complexity to the beer, as well as some vanilla and body.

The other four barrels were filled with Wrecking Ball within hours of being emptied of whiskey at Dry Fly. The beer will age for four months before No-Li will blend the beer from all six barrels, and then hand-label & hand-fill the bottles in August.

The triticale barrels impart a bready, spicy character to the beer. The beer will take on flavors and aromas of toffee, vanilla, chocolate, leather, delicate woodiness, and hints of rye-bread spiciness.

No-Li has been growing their barrel-aging program over the last year, and currently holds 19 barrels from local distillery & and neighbor, Dry Fly, and local winery Townsend Cellars. They plan to add another 50 barrels or more to their lot over the next year, and will continue to grow their barrel-aging program with more 22 oz-bottle limited releases.

Categories: Beer Blogosphere News

Beer Birthday: John Harris

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:40
Today is John Harris’ 51st birthday. Until a little while ago, John was the head brewer at Full Sail Brewing and was responsible for many of their excellent beers. He’s more recently opened his own brewery in Portland, Ecliptic Brewing. John also plays washboard with the Rolling Boil...

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Fermentap 1/2" NPT Kettle Thermometer - $14.95

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:07
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Economy Thermometer (3in. Face x 2.5in. Probe) MT512 - $14.95 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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