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1 lb 2014 Cascade… $7.99 at The Hops Shack

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:51
The Hops Shack has 1 lb of 2014 Cascade Pellets marked down from $18.99 to $11.99.  Use coupon code homebrewfinds and the price drops to… $7.99. The Hops Shack Store – Cascade lbs – remember to use promo code homebrewfinds
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New Belgium Long Table Farmhouse Ale joins seasonal program

BeerPulse - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:24

Press Release:

(Ft. Collins, CO) – As a brewer of Belgian-style beers, New Belgium Brewing has always had an affinity for Farmhouse Ales and now it’s brewing its own – Long Table Farmhouse Ale. This seasonal release pays homage to the rich heritage of this brewing style, which first started as a simple, rustic ale brewed on farms in old Flanders. Over the years evolution, refinement, interpretation and re-interpretation has led to the farmhouse ales of today.

Long Table, an ode to the communal Belgian Saison, is a sunny, golden ale with a billowy head that pours a rustic sheen. But not everything about this farmhouse ale is traditional – Belgian yeast creates a juicy burst of pineapple and banana fruits that whisk a taste of the tropics and a new spin into this Old World beer. Traditional grains of Munich, pale malt and rye lend a wash of toasty, spicy bread, while exotic Nelson Sauvin and citrusy Chinook hops buoy the fruity flavors of the Belgian yeast.

“When creating this beer we pictured sharing it among friends at a long table, where there’s always plenty of room for great buddies and delicious beer,” said Lauren Salazar, New Belgium’s Specialty Brand Manager & Wood Cellar Blender. “Long Table brings back an old style we love, but we gave it a sweeter side, with a saison-y kick of tart and a clean, bitter finish.”

At 6.2 percent ABV and 20 IBUs, Long Table is a complex, medium-bodied farmhouse ale that starts off with a smooth initial mouthfeel that turns juicy and spritzy. Grab a seat and get ready to hoist it amongst the company of good friends – it’s now available in six- and twelve-packs, as well as on draft.

To find Long Table Farmhouse Ale near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: NewBelgium.com/Beer/Finder.

For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit NewBelgium.com. You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at Facebook.com/NewBelgium and Twitter @NewBelgium.

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, one of World Blu’s Most Freedom-Centered Workplaces, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at NewBelgium.com.

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New Belgium Long Table Farmhouse Ale joins seasonal program

BeerNews.org - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:24

Press Release:

(Ft. Collins, CO) – As a brewer of Belgian-style beers, New Belgium Brewing has always had an affinity for Farmhouse Ales and now it’s brewing its own – Long Table Farmhouse Ale. This seasonal release pays homage to the rich heritage of this brewing style, which first started as a simple, rustic ale brewed on farms in old Flanders. Over the years evolution, refinement, interpretation and re-interpretation has led to the farmhouse ales of today.

Long Table, an ode to the communal Belgian Saison, is a sunny, golden ale with a billowy head that pours a rustic sheen. But not everything about this farmhouse ale is traditional – Belgian yeast creates a juicy burst of pineapple and banana fruits that whisk a taste of the tropics and a new spin into this Old World beer. Traditional grains of Munich, pale malt and rye lend a wash of toasty, spicy bread, while exotic Nelson Sauvin and citrusy Chinook hops buoy the fruity flavors of the Belgian yeast.

“When creating this beer we pictured sharing it among friends at a long table, where there’s always plenty of room for great buddies and delicious beer,” said Lauren Salazar, New Belgium’s Specialty Brand Manager & Wood Cellar Blender. “Long Table brings back an old style we love, but we gave it a sweeter side, with a saison-y kick of tart and a clean, bitter finish.”

At 6.2 percent ABV and 20 IBUs, Long Table is a complex, medium-bodied farmhouse ale that starts off with a smooth initial mouthfeel that turns juicy and spritzy. Grab a seat and get ready to hoist it amongst the company of good friends – it’s now available in six- and twelve-packs, as well as on draft.

To find Long Table Farmhouse Ale near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: NewBelgium.com/Beer/Finder.

For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit NewBelgium.com. You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at Facebook.com/NewBelgium and Twitter @NewBelgium.

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, one of World Blu’s Most Freedom-Centered Workplaces, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at NewBelgium.com.

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Badger State to brew unofficial tribute beer ahead of Brett Favre’s Ring of Honor induction

BeerPulse - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:43

Press Release:

(Green Bay, WI) – Badger State Brewing Co. will release a limited edition beer brewed to celebrate the induction of former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre. The beer will be released just prior to Favre’s jersey induction into the Lambeau Field “Ring of Honor” during the Packers vs. Bears game on November 26, Thanksgiving Day.

This one-time only ale will incorporate unique ingredients that reflect the quarterback’s grit and tenacity while celebrating the quarterback’s legacy.

“We knew we wanted to brew something to honor Favre and all the great years of winning football he helped bring to the City of Green Bay,” said Sam Yanda, Head Brewer – Badger State Brewing Co. “The beer is near finalized, and we think people are going to really enjoy the conversation created by the spirit of the brew.”

The official release date and more information on the beer will be announced this fall. The beer is not endorsed by Brett Favre in any way.

For more information about Badger State Brewing Co., contact Andrew Fabry, President – Badger State Brewing Co., at 920-634-5687, or by visiting www.badgerstatebrewing.com.

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Badger State to brew unofficial tribute beer ahead of Brett Favre’s Ring of Honor induction

BeerNews.org - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:43

Press Release:

(Green Bay, WI) – Badger State Brewing Co. will release a limited edition beer brewed to celebrate the induction of former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre. The beer will be released just prior to Favre’s jersey induction into the Lambeau Field “Ring of Honor” during the Packers vs. Bears game on November 26, Thanksgiving Day.

This one-time only ale will incorporate unique ingredients that reflect the quarterback’s grit and tenacity while celebrating the quarterback’s legacy.

“We knew we wanted to brew something to honor Favre and all the great years of winning football he helped bring to the City of Green Bay,” said Sam Yanda, Head Brewer – Badger State Brewing Co. “The beer is near finalized, and we think people are going to really enjoy the conversation created by the spirit of the brew.”

The official release date and more information on the beer will be announced this fall. The beer is not endorsed by Brett Favre in any way.

For more information about Badger State Brewing Co., contact Andrew Fabry, President – Badger State Brewing Co., at 920-634-5687, or by visiting www.badgerstatebrewing.com.

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Patent No. 3746550A: Method Of Continuous Mashing

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:26
Today in 1973, US Patent 3746550 A was issued, an invention of Lars Karl Johan Ehnstrom, for his “Method of Continuous Mashing.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: The present invention relates to a method of continuous mashing in connection with...

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Fort Collins Retro Brewer’s Lunchbox, its original variety pack, coming in August

BeerPulse - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:22

Press Release:

(Fort Collins, CO) – FCB (Fort Collins Brewery) is going back in time for the special release of its Retro Brewer’s Lunchbox that is set to hit shelves August and September, 2015.

For a limited time, FCB will reproduce its original variety pack, including 1900 Amber Lager, which has been retired since 2013. The Retro Brewer’s Lunchbox will also include Chocolate Stout, Red Banshee, Rocky Mountain IPA and Major Tom’s American Wheat (currently named Major Tom’s Pomegranate Wheat).

Along with the original case boxes, the brews in the Lunchbox will also be packaged with their matching vintage labels.

“We’re excited to offer a limited throwback edition of our popular variety pack to the market, said FCB’s Brand Manager Kaylee Kulich. “Those missing the beloved 1900 will have another chance to savor the brew before it disappears again.”

The Retro Brewer’s Lunchbox will be made available to FCB’s 23-state distribution footprint. Consumers in the market looking for specific establishments that carry FCB products are encouraged to use the Beer Finder tool on www.fortcollinsbrewery.com/brews/beer-finder.

Fort Collins Brewery & Tavern is a family-owned, handcrafted microbrewery and full service tavern in Northern Colorado, established in 2003. FCB offers an outstanding line up of 50 ales and lagers that can be found on tap as well as in bottles throughout the U.S. For more information, visit fortcollinsbrewery.com or call 970-472-1499. Brewery tours run daily!

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Fort Collins Retro Brewer’s Lunchbox, its original variety pack, coming in August

BeerNews.org - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:22

Press Release:

(Fort Collins, CO) – FCB (Fort Collins Brewery) is going back in time for the special release of its Retro Brewer’s Lunchbox that is set to hit shelves August and September, 2015.

For a limited time, FCB will reproduce its original variety pack, including 1900 Amber Lager, which has been retired since 2013. The Retro Brewer’s Lunchbox will also include Chocolate Stout, Red Banshee, Rocky Mountain IPA and Major Tom’s American Wheat (currently named Major Tom’s Pomegranate Wheat).

Along with the original case boxes, the brews in the Lunchbox will also be packaged with their matching vintage labels.

“We’re excited to offer a limited throwback edition of our popular variety pack to the market, said FCB’s Brand Manager Kaylee Kulich. “Those missing the beloved 1900 will have another chance to savor the brew before it disappears again.”

The Retro Brewer’s Lunchbox will be made available to FCB’s 23-state distribution footprint. Consumers in the market looking for specific establishments that carry FCB products are encouraged to use the Beer Finder tool on www.fortcollinsbrewery.com/brews/beer-finder.

Fort Collins Brewery & Tavern is a family-owned, handcrafted microbrewery and full service tavern in Northern Colorado, established in 2003. FCB offers an outstanding line up of 50 ales and lagers that can be found on tap as well as in bottles throughout the U.S. For more information, visit fortcollinsbrewery.com or call 970-472-1499. Brewery tours run daily!

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Dual Scale Refractometer – Brix and Gravity – with ATC – $39.99 (Save $20)

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 09:42
Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount. 0-32% Brix, 1.00 to 1.120 SG, Dual Scale, .2% Resolution and ATC (Automatic Temperature Control).  Read the full product description 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. Brewing Refractometer […]
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Upland Brewing Co. announces Bob Kenney as Vice President of Sales

BeerPulse - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 08:45

Press Release:

(Bloomington, IN) – Upland Brewing Company is pleased to announce Bob Kenney as our Vice President of Sales. Most recently Bob was the Senior Director of Anheuser-Busch INBEV’s sales team responsible for selling Goose Island’s specialty, Belgian-inspired beers, such as Sophie, Matilda and Lolita, on a national basis. Previously, Bob served as Vice President of Sales at Goose Island Brewing Company, where he built and led a sales team that doubled sales to 150,000 BBLs in a short number of years.

Doug Dayhoff, Upland’s President, said, “Bob’s experience and acumen are a perfect pairing with Upland. We aim to build strong distributor relationships throughout the Midwest to capitalize on the momentum of our core beers like Dragonfly, Champagne Velvet, Campside and Teddy Bear Kisses. We have a terrific sales team, and Bob’s leadership and training will make us even better.”

Jon Leetz, President of Indiana Beverage, remarked, “Our Upland sales have doubled in two years, and this hire demonstrates their on-going investment in great leadership to support their great beers. We’ve worked with Bob for a long time, and think the world of him.”

Upland recently completed an expansion to its production brewery cellar, which doubled its capacity to 75,000 BBLs. The company is also finalizing plans to expand its original brewery, which now focuses exclusively on artisan Belgian-style sour ales. In the last year alone, Upland has introduced 16 new beers, including new canned and bottled beers. In the coming year fans can expect more innovation and artisanship from the brewing team and a fifth Tap House featuring locally sourced foods and their signature beers.

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Upland Brewing Co. announces Bob Kenney as Vice President of Sales

BeerNews.org - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 08:45

Press Release:

(Bloomington, IN) – Upland Brewing Company is pleased to announce Bob Kenney as our Vice President of Sales. Most recently Bob was the Senior Director of Anheuser-Busch INBEV’s sales team responsible for selling Goose Island’s specialty, Belgian-inspired beers, such as Sophie, Matilda and Lolita, on a national basis. Previously, Bob served as Vice President of Sales at Goose Island Brewing Company, where he built and led a sales team that doubled sales to 150,000 BBLs in a short number of years.

Doug Dayhoff, Upland’s President, said, “Bob’s experience and acumen are a perfect pairing with Upland. We aim to build strong distributor relationships throughout the Midwest to capitalize on the momentum of our core beers like Dragonfly, Champagne Velvet, Campside and Teddy Bear Kisses. We have a terrific sales team, and Bob’s leadership and training will make us even better.”

Jon Leetz, President of Indiana Beverage, remarked, “Our Upland sales have doubled in two years, and this hire demonstrates their on-going investment in great leadership to support their great beers. We’ve worked with Bob for a long time, and think the world of him.”

Upland recently completed an expansion to its production brewery cellar, which doubled its capacity to 75,000 BBLs. The company is also finalizing plans to expand its original brewery, which now focuses exclusively on artisan Belgian-style sour ales. In the last year alone, Upland has introduced 16 new beers, including new canned and bottled beers. In the coming year fans can expect more innovation and artisanship from the brewing team and a fifth Tap House featuring locally sourced foods and their signature beers.

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Reader Tip: Gogogu Digital Thermometer… $3.99!

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 08:18
Thanks to HBF Reader Kent for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF Digital LCD Thermometer.  BPA Free.  Includes protective case.  Features (from zooming into photo) – Reads in C and F, Displays Min and Max and has the Hold Feature.  -50 C to 300 C. 7/17/15 10:17 AM Central: This well rated thermometer is […]
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Sugar Creek Malt + 20% Off Ingredients and Kits

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 08:06
Great Fermentations has just picked up Sugar Creek Malt Co’s 6 Row Pale Malt. Sugar Creek Malt Co is local to GF, located in Indiana.  They aim to produce fine, locally produced malts for local beers.  Great Fermentations is the exclusive retailer of Sugar Creek Malts. Sugar Creek 6 Row has a higher diastatic power […]
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SanTan Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer now available year-round

BeerPulse - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:47

Press Release:

(Chandler, AZ) — SanTan Brewing Company’s most popular seasonal beer, Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer has taken the industry by storm since he first made a splash in 2010. In 2011 he traveled to Denver and took home a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival followed by winning numerous local awards including the title of best local beer by Phoenix New Times and the Arizona Republic. Mr. Pineapple is currently ranked as Arizona’s number one locally made seasonal.*

Originally created as a signature craft beer for SanTan Brewing Company’s annual Luau celebration, Mr. Pineapple’s popularity among craft beer lovers grew rapidly in his first few years of production. So, it should come as no surprise to fans of this deliciously refreshing Southwestern Style Ale that SanTan Brewing Company will now brew, can, and tap Mr. Pineapple year round!

Arizona’s newest permanent resident, Mr. Pineapple, is brewed with Rainforest Alliance Certified Pineapple Juice for a more sustainable, socially conscious and tasty can of craft beer. Mr. Pineapple is a refreshing and fruity traditional Wheat Ale. Fresh pineapple is added during the primary fermentation then crushed and cooled to allow the natural flavors to infuse the traditional wheat beer for a refreshing twist.

Mr. Pineapple Quick Facts
Style: Pineapple Wheat
Malt: 2-Row, White Wheat, Caramel, Munich
Hops: Columbus
Yeast: House
OG: 13 Plato
ABV: 5%
Color: Hazy Straw Gold
IBU: 15
Availability: 365 thirst quenching days per year, in cans and on tap throughout Arizona, Southern California, and Texas.

To find a pint or can of SanTan’s beers near you, visit SanTan Brewing Company’s Beer Finder online at www.SanTanBeerFinder.

* Source: NielsenAZ/F/D/M Latest 12 weeks ending 5/23/2015

About SanTan Brewing Company
Open since 2007 under the leadership of founder and brewmaster, Anthony Canecchia, SanTan Brewing Company has established a strong reputation as one of Arizona’s favorite craft breweries. In addition to brewing, SanTan features a friendly neighborhood brewpub in Downtown Chandler, which has quickly become one of the top local food and beer destinations in the Phoenix metro area.

All SanTan Brewing Company craft beers are Southwestern Style Ales. SanTan’s brews are fermented to completion and carbonated higher than traditional American beers for a more effervescent, crisp and refreshing hand crafted beer – perfect for quenching your thirst in the hot Arizona sun and throughout the southwestern region of the US.

In 2009, SanTan Brewing began distributing their Southwestern Style Ales throughout the state of Arizona, operating with a mission to pair craft beer with craft food that would inspire great conversation and good times. 2014 marks the beginning of taking this journey throughout the Southwest and California.

SanTan beers have won numerous national and statewide awards including two medals at the US Open Beer Championship: bronze in 2013 and gold in 2011. SanTan Brewing also took home a silver medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival and won Best Brewery in Arizona, selected by the Phoenix New Times and the Arizona Republic, in 2013 and 2011.

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SanTan Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer now available year-round

BeerNews.org - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:47

Press Release:

(Chandler, AZ) — SanTan Brewing Company’s most popular seasonal beer, Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer has taken the industry by storm since he first made a splash in 2010. In 2011 he traveled to Denver and took home a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival followed by winning numerous local awards including the title of best local beer by Phoenix New Times and the Arizona Republic. Mr. Pineapple is currently ranked as Arizona’s number one locally made seasonal.*

Originally created as a signature craft beer for SanTan Brewing Company’s annual Luau celebration, Mr. Pineapple’s popularity among craft beer lovers grew rapidly in his first few years of production. So, it should come as no surprise to fans of this deliciously refreshing Southwestern Style Ale that SanTan Brewing Company will now brew, can, and tap Mr. Pineapple year round!

Arizona’s newest permanent resident, Mr. Pineapple, is brewed with Rainforest Alliance Certified Pineapple Juice for a more sustainable, socially conscious and tasty can of craft beer. Mr. Pineapple is a refreshing and fruity traditional Wheat Ale. Fresh pineapple is added during the primary fermentation then crushed and cooled to allow the natural flavors to infuse the traditional wheat beer for a refreshing twist.

Mr. Pineapple Quick Facts
Style: Pineapple Wheat
Malt: 2-Row, White Wheat, Caramel, Munich
Hops: Columbus
Yeast: House
OG: 13 Plato
ABV: 5%
Color: Hazy Straw Gold
IBU: 15
Availability: 365 thirst quenching days per year, in cans and on tap throughout Arizona, Southern California, and Texas.

To find a pint or can of SanTan’s beers near you, visit SanTan Brewing Company’s Beer Finder online at www.SanTanBeerFinder.

* Source: NielsenAZ/F/D/M Latest 12 weeks ending 5/23/2015

About SanTan Brewing Company
Open since 2007 under the leadership of founder and brewmaster, Anthony Canecchia, SanTan Brewing Company has established a strong reputation as one of Arizona’s favorite craft breweries. In addition to brewing, SanTan features a friendly neighborhood brewpub in Downtown Chandler, which has quickly become one of the top local food and beer destinations in the Phoenix metro area.

All SanTan Brewing Company craft beers are Southwestern Style Ales. SanTan’s brews are fermented to completion and carbonated higher than traditional American beers for a more effervescent, crisp and refreshing hand crafted beer – perfect for quenching your thirst in the hot Arizona sun and throughout the southwestern region of the US.

In 2009, SanTan Brewing began distributing their Southwestern Style Ales throughout the state of Arizona, operating with a mission to pair craft beer with craft food that would inspire great conversation and good times. 2014 marks the beginning of taking this journey throughout the Southwest and California.

SanTan beers have won numerous national and statewide awards including two medals at the US Open Beer Championship: bronze in 2013 and gold in 2011. SanTan Brewing also took home a silver medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival and won Best Brewery in Arizona, selected by the Phoenix New Times and the Arizona Republic, in 2013 and 2011.

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Heads Up: Ivation Digital Scale – 11 lb Capacity – Coming Up on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:45
11 lb capacity, weighs in ounces, mL and grams.  Tare features.  Large, easy to read LCD display. 7/17/15: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal starting at 10 AM Central.  Shipping should be free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability. Ivation […]
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SweetWater Brewing announces changes to executive team, names Kim Jones as CEO

BeerPulse - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:32

Copyright SweetWater Brewing Co.

Press Release:

(Atlanta, GA) – SweetWater Brewing Company today announced that Kim Jones has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and industry veteran Bill Waters has been named Chief Financial Officer. Big Kahuna and Founder Freddy Bensch will continue to serve as Chairman, and will remain closely involved in setting strategy and promoting the vision that remains SweetWater’s guiding principle: “Don’t Float the Mainstream.”

Together with other members of SweetWater’s management, Jones and Waters bring more than 125 years of combined experience with global beverage or craft beer companies. Both Jones and Waters have leadership experience in high-growth and well-established domestic and international consumer products companies.

“The title is now official, but Kim has long been my right-hand in running SweetWater’s business. Now that Bill is on board, we have one of the most experienced senior leadership teams in the industry,” said Bensch. “I’m proud of the phenomenal business we’ve created, and look forward to drawing from Kim and Bill’s knowledge and experience to take SweetWater to the next level. We have plenty more streams to fish and I believe that Kim and Bill are the right team to deliver our brews to more good folks who love great beer.”

“Since founding SweetWater 18 years ago, Freddy has been a driving force in establishing the culture, values and commitment to quality that both define and distinguish us – building the elements that have made us one of the leading craft beer companies in the U.S.,” said Jones. “As CEO, I intend to complement his vision by ensuring solid business operations and building a strong infrastructure for growth.”

“SweetWater has significant runway in new and existing markets,” said Waters. “I believe the company is well-positioned for growth and am thrilled to be a part of this excellent team that will help navigate the company’s trajectory.”

Since 2013, Jones has served as SweetWater’s CFO and has overseen a period of significant growth for the company, both expanding the SweetWater portfolio and building the company’s employee base with strategic new hires. During her tenure, new releases of note include a Cork & Cage series of barrel-aged brews, and Take Two Pils – released in May of 2014, this pilsner has received national recognition, including “Top 20 Pilsners in the World” by Men’s Journal. Jones has significant background in accounting and finance and has overseen a portfolio of diverse experience that includes senior financial and management positions with SPANX, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company.

Prior to joining SweetWater as CFO, Waters served as Chief Strategy Officer of Molson Coors Brewing Company. Previously, he worked in various senior finance and strategy positions, including CFO of Coors Brewing Company, CFO of Coors International and Global Controller, where he was a key player in driving the evolution of Molson Coors through both organic growth and M&A activities.

MORE ABOUT SWEETWATER BREWING COMPANY

Founder and Big Kahuna, Freddy Bensch, came to Atlanta during the 1996 Olympic Games and immediately recognized the potential to introduce the city, and the Southeast, to the bold, flavorful craft beers he had been brewing back in Boulder, Colorado. And SweetWater, named for the Sweetwater Creek located just a few miles from the brewery, was spawned. Freddy’s passions for beer, fishing and music, and his abiding love and respect for the outdoors, inspire the brand and inform the business strategy.

SweetWater Brewing Company is an Atlanta-based craft brewery living by the motto “Don’t Float the Mainstream!” The award-winning lineup of year-round beers includes SweetWater 420, IPA, Take Two Pils, Hop Hash, Blue, and Georgia Brown. SweetWater also features a catch and release series of beers available on a limited basis throughout the year including an experimental, one-time-only Dank Tank series and barrel-aged wild ales in the Cork & Cage series. SweetWater Brewery – located at 195 Ottley Drive in Atlanta – is open for tours every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. For more information about SweetWater Brewing Company, please visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com. Follow SweetWater Brewing Company on Twitter/ Instagram @sweetwaterbrew, or become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/sweetwaterbrew.

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SweetWater Brewing announces changes to executive team, names Kim Jones as CEO

BeerNews.org - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:32

Copyright SweetWater Brewing Co.

Press Release:

(Atlanta, GA) – SweetWater Brewing Company today announced that Kim Jones has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and industry veteran Bill Waters has been named Chief Financial Officer. Big Kahuna and Founder Freddy Bensch will continue to serve as Chairman, and will remain closely involved in setting strategy and promoting the vision that remains SweetWater’s guiding principle: “Don’t Float the Mainstream.”

Together with other members of SweetWater’s management, Jones and Waters bring more than 125 years of combined experience with global beverage or craft beer companies. Both Jones and Waters have leadership experience in high-growth and well-established domestic and international consumer products companies.

“The title is now official, but Kim has long been my right-hand in running SweetWater’s business. Now that Bill is on board, we have one of the most experienced senior leadership teams in the industry,” said Bensch. “I’m proud of the phenomenal business we’ve created, and look forward to drawing from Kim and Bill’s knowledge and experience to take SweetWater to the next level. We have plenty more streams to fish and I believe that Kim and Bill are the right team to deliver our brews to more good folks who love great beer.”

“Since founding SweetWater 18 years ago, Freddy has been a driving force in establishing the culture, values and commitment to quality that both define and distinguish us – building the elements that have made us one of the leading craft beer companies in the U.S.,” said Jones. “As CEO, I intend to complement his vision by ensuring solid business operations and building a strong infrastructure for growth.”

“SweetWater has significant runway in new and existing markets,” said Waters. “I believe the company is well-positioned for growth and am thrilled to be a part of this excellent team that will help navigate the company’s trajectory.”

Since 2013, Jones has served as SweetWater’s CFO and has overseen a period of significant growth for the company, both expanding the SweetWater portfolio and building the company’s employee base with strategic new hires. During her tenure, new releases of note include a Cork & Cage series of barrel-aged brews, and Take Two Pils – released in May of 2014, this pilsner has received national recognition, including “Top 20 Pilsners in the World” by Men’s Journal. Jones has significant background in accounting and finance and has overseen a portfolio of diverse experience that includes senior financial and management positions with SPANX, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company.

Prior to joining SweetWater as CFO, Waters served as Chief Strategy Officer of Molson Coors Brewing Company. Previously, he worked in various senior finance and strategy positions, including CFO of Coors Brewing Company, CFO of Coors International and Global Controller, where he was a key player in driving the evolution of Molson Coors through both organic growth and M&A activities.

MORE ABOUT SWEETWATER BREWING COMPANY

Founder and Big Kahuna, Freddy Bensch, came to Atlanta during the 1996 Olympic Games and immediately recognized the potential to introduce the city, and the Southeast, to the bold, flavorful craft beers he had been brewing back in Boulder, Colorado. And SweetWater, named for the Sweetwater Creek located just a few miles from the brewery, was spawned. Freddy’s passions for beer, fishing and music, and his abiding love and respect for the outdoors, inspire the brand and inform the business strategy.

SweetWater Brewing Company is an Atlanta-based craft brewery living by the motto “Don’t Float the Mainstream!” The award-winning lineup of year-round beers includes SweetWater 420, IPA, Take Two Pils, Hop Hash, Blue, and Georgia Brown. SweetWater also features a catch and release series of beers available on a limited basis throughout the year including an experimental, one-time-only Dank Tank series and barrel-aged wild ales in the Cork & Cage series. SweetWater Brewery – located at 195 Ottley Drive in Atlanta – is open for tours every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. For more information about SweetWater Brewing Company, please visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com. Follow SweetWater Brewing Company on Twitter/ Instagram @sweetwaterbrew, or become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/sweetwaterbrew.

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Bell’s 30th Anniversary Ale, an imperial stout, unveiled ahead of September release

BeerPulse - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 05:37

Press Release:

(Comstock, MI) – In 1985, Larry Bell set out on a quest for better beer with his 15-gallon soup pot.

Thirty years later, Bell’s Brewery, Inc. will release its 30th Anniversary Ale.

An American Imperial Stout, Bell’s 30th Anniversary Ale is also a nod to another beer and one of the earliest examples of the style released here in the United States, Bell’s Expedition Stout.

“This beer is a testament to three-plus decades of hard-work. It honors all that has helped us get to this point – hard work, quality and authenticity,” said Larry Bell, Bell’s President and Founder.

“It reminds us of where we’ve been, how we’ve grown over the years, the challenges we’ve faced and at the same time, looks forward to what comes next,” he added.

Flavors of dark fruit and roasted chocolate meld to create a full-bodied, roasty stout.

A fair amount of Polaris hops lend a brightness and a nice character that will help carry the beer in its early stages making it incredibly drinkable and interesting. Dark malt characteristics will continue to develop over time, so that beer drinkers who choose to cellar it, can enjoy the beer for years to come.

This big, strong celebratory beer (11% ABV) will be released in September coinciding with Bell’s 30th anniversary celebration.

It will be available in bottles (6-packs) and on draught. The label will feature a special seal designed and made specifically to commemorate and celebrate Bell’s 30th Anniversary.

More information will be announced on Bell’s social media pages as it becomes available.

ABOUT BELL’S BREWERY, INC.

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, we’ve grown into a regional craft brewery that employs more than 400 people over a 22 state area, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers that started in 1985 is still with us today. We currently brew over 20 beers for distribution as well as many other small batch beers that are served at our pub in Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Cafe. Our ongoing goal is to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. We strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and beers. For more information, please visit bellsbeer.com.

You can also find Bell’s on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and foursquare.

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Bell’s 30th Anniversary Ale, an imperial stout, unveiled ahead of September release

BeerNews.org - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 05:37

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(Comstock, MI) – In 1985, Larry Bell set out on a quest for better beer with his 15-gallon soup pot.

Thirty years later, Bell’s Brewery, Inc. will release its 30th Anniversary Ale.

An American Imperial Stout, Bell’s 30th Anniversary Ale is also a nod to another beer and one of the earliest examples of the style released here in the United States, Bell’s Expedition Stout.

“This beer is a testament to three-plus decades of hard-work. It honors all that has helped us get to this point – hard work, quality and authenticity,” said Larry Bell, Bell’s President and Founder.

“It reminds us of where we’ve been, how we’ve grown over the years, the challenges we’ve faced and at the same time, looks forward to what comes next,” he added.

Flavors of dark fruit and roasted chocolate meld to create a full-bodied, roasty stout.

A fair amount of Polaris hops lend a brightness and a nice character that will help carry the beer in its early stages making it incredibly drinkable and interesting. Dark malt characteristics will continue to develop over time, so that beer drinkers who choose to cellar it, can enjoy the beer for years to come.

This big, strong celebratory beer (11% ABV) will be released in September coinciding with Bell’s 30th anniversary celebration.

It will be available in bottles (6-packs) and on draught. The label will feature a special seal designed and made specifically to commemorate and celebrate Bell’s 30th Anniversary.

More information will be announced on Bell’s social media pages as it becomes available.

ABOUT BELL’S BREWERY, INC.

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, we’ve grown into a regional craft brewery that employs more than 400 people over a 22 state area, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers that started in 1985 is still with us today. We currently brew over 20 beers for distribution as well as many other small batch beers that are served at our pub in Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Cafe. Our ongoing goal is to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. We strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and beers. For more information, please visit bellsbeer.com.

You can also find Bell’s on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and foursquare.

Categories: Beer Blogosphere News

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