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Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 22:17
Monday’s ad is for Pabst, from some time in the 1940s, based on the suit the men are wearing at a baseball game. Apparently if you drink Pabst, and more importantly, bring some home for your wife, you’ll get out of the doghouse and she’ll forget all about being late because you...

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Double Mountain Carrie Ladd Steamship Porter now available in Pacific Northwest

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 21:00

Press Release: 

(Hood River, OR) – Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom is pleased to announce the release of Carrie Ladd Steamship Porter in reusable half-liter bottles available in limited quantities in Oregon, Washington, California, and the Vancouver, B.C. area. This complex flavored beer will be available on draft as soon as March 27th, 2014 and can be found on retailer shelves after April 2nd, 2014. It is currently available at the Double Mountain Taproom in Hood River, OR.

This beer is a tribute to the steamship Carrie Ladd that ran freight and passengers from Portland to the Cascade Rapids (Cascade Locks) from 1859 to 1862. This beer is fermented with Czech Lager yeast at ale temperatures to temper the sulfur that this yeast tends to throw. The unique ferment temperature also provides a fresh bread aroma with light cherry fruit overtones to an already rich, roasted, and robust porter. This style was widely popular among the pioneers that flocked to the coastal Northwest for the gold and timber rush. 6.6% 43BU

“It’s really the blend of malts that makes the Carrie Ladd sing.” Head Brewmaster/owner Matt Swihart elaborates, “Marris Otter pale malts blended with 2-Row English Chocolate, Black, Biscuit, Honey, and Vienna malts all play their strengths here to commingle with the subtle fruitiness of the warmer lager fermentation.”

About Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom: Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom was established in 2007 in the heart of downtown Hood River, OR. Founders Matt Swihart and Charlie Devereux opened the brewery with a clear mission: make great beer for craft beer fans. Double Mountain Brewery’s unique location lends to not only using pure and clean glacial runoff water for their beers, but they also take advantage of regionally grown hops. Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom’s unfiltered and long-aged beers deliver maximum flavor and character. They can be found on tap and bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. Learn more at www.doublemountainbrewery.com.

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35% Off Amarillo Pellets - 1 LB - $19.49, 1 OZ - $2.02

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 19:57
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Revolution Brewing update: Galaxy-Hero, Rosa Hibuscus, Crystal-Hero, Mother of Exiles

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 18:55

(Chicago, IL) – The latest from Revolution Brewing Co., courtesy of last week’s email newsletter…

Rosa Coming Soon

This week we saw a true sign of spring: a delivery of hibiscus flowers!

Rosa Hibiscus Ale is being brewed soon and will be released May 1. The very flowers pictured will be steeped in this highly drinkable ale, along with some orange peel, to give Rosa some wonderful natural tartness and a slightly pink hue.

We’ll have a wide release for her, and she’ll be in cans once again this year.

We’re bringing back the Rosa garden parties too, so stay tuned.

Here are the release dates for the next month:

4/2 – Galaxy Hero IPA & Mother of Exiles pilsner (draft only)

4/9 – Brixton Bitter, a nitrogenated ordinary bitter

4/16 – Battle of Wil’s, a red ale brewed with Centennial and Sorachi Ace hops.

4/23 – The Bandit, a smoked stout brewed with beechwood smoked malt.

4/30 – Crystal Hero, crisp & refreshing IPA exploding with Crystal hop flavor & Maibock, it’s (nearly) May, it’s time to do a maibock.

Look for our latest packaged releases at the Kedzie tap room and at local retailers.

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Pikes Peak Brewing Co. aims for 50%+ growth in 2014

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 17:52

Press Release: 

(Monument, CO) – Pikes Peak Brewing Company has experienced 35% growth year over year since opening its doors in May 2011. “As we continue to work to meet demand, we plan to increase our brewery space by an additional 25% in 2014.” Says Chris Wright, Founder and Head Brewer at PPBC. “This second expansion will allow us space for our own Wild Goose 4-head canning line as well as additional barrel storage and cold storage for our wholesale inventory.”

Pikes Peak Brewing Co. began canning its Elephant Rock IPA and Devil’s Head Red Ale during the summer of 2013 with the help of Mobile Canning out of Louisville, Colorado. The installation of a canning line at the brewery will make it possible for PPBC to product new cans such as the Gold Rush Belgian Golden Ale as well as some of the more popular seasonal brews.

The additional barrel storage capability will also help with increasing production of the ever popular Penrose Private Reserve barrel aged series of beers.

During 2013 PPBC produced nearly 2,000 barrels of brew, and this year it is on target to produce 3,000 barrels. The new expansion is on target for completion during late summer of 2014.

Pikes Peak Brewing Co. is an award-winning brewery in Monument, Colorado dedicated to elevating the craft of beer. Our beers are full-flavored renditions of classic styles that are best enjoyed in the company of good friends. For more, visit PikesPeakBrewing.com.

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Golden Road 329 Lager arrives this week

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 16:38

Press Release: 

Golden Road Brewing Releases 329 Lager in Honor of Sunny Days in L.A.
Summertime all the time beer is brewery’s first craft lager

(Los Angeles, CA) – Ever the lovers of southern California’s enviable climate, L.A.’s Golden Road Brewing has released 329 Days of Sun Lager, a nominal tribute to the region’s average number of sunny days. The brewery’s first of this sessionable style, 329 Lager is the latest addition to Golden Road’s core brews and arrives just in time to become everyone’s favorite date to summer activities.

A delectable departure from the beloved west coast style IPAs synonymous with Golden Road, the new year-round beer is a respectful nod to the delicate nuances of a lager that have disappeared in the world of macro brews. Committed to craft an L.A.-centric profile, brewmaster Jesse Houck and his team explored different approaches to the traditional style from hop varietals to yeast strains. The winning combination is a thoughtful, palatable marriage of nostalgia and full-flavored, easy-drinking bliss.

“We made 329 Lager because we saw a huge demand for a well-crafted lager in L.A. that is approachable yet still full of flavor,” said Jesse Houck, Golden Road’s brewmaster. “Our goal with this bottom-fermented beer is to continue to help grow the craft beer community and culture by offering a wide variety and a well-rounded portfolio so that everyone can find something to please their own tastes.”

The lager is meant to appeal to those looking for an everyday brew and experienced craft beer drinkers alike. Medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing, 329 Lager is perfectly suited for L.A.’s outdoor culture and a drinkable complement to summer barbecues, beach hangouts, baseball games and everything in between. A balanced combination of Bravo, Tradition, and Opal hops, the 4.8% ABV American-style lager emanates a delicate floral finish with notes of honeysuckle and jasmine.

The newest Golden Road release sits between the non-profit partnerships in the brewery’s seasonal Custom IPA Series – on the heels of 2020 IPA and just ahead of the highly anticipated May return of Heal the Bay IPA. 329 Lager joins Golden Road’s year-round core brands – Golden Road Hefeweizen, Wolf Among Weeds IPA, Get Up Offa That Brown and Point the Way IPA. Available in draught and cans, 329 Lager six-packs of 12-oz cans retail for $8.99.

The lager launch
is also the first to feature Golden Road’s new, more environmentally-conscious packaging – 100% recycled, full-color printed chipboard boxes will eventually replace all of the brand’s brown, corrugated cardboard four-pack boxes.

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Deschutes Brewery announces Pittsburgh launch details, set to kick off in two weeks

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 15:19

Press Release: 

(Bend, OR) – Deschutes Brewery announced today that its craft beers will be available in Pittsburgh starting April 21, 2014, just in time for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. The Oregon-based brewery will be partnering with Frank B Fuhrer Wholesale Co. for distribution of its beers in the Pittsburgh area.

Stacy Denbow, expansion manager for the brewery, said, “What an awesome time to launch into Pittsburgh – right before the kickoff of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week! And to do so with a great partner in Fuhrer Wholesale Co, a family-owned and operated organization with core values that matched our own. We will join their Craft Beer Division.”

Beer is slated to be available in Pittsburgh beginning April 21 with launch events scheduled the week of May 19, 2014. Initially, Deschutes Brewery will be offering Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, the nation’s number one selling craft porter, Chainbreaker White IPA, and its summer seasonal, Twilight Summer Ale. The beers will be available in 12 oz. bottles and draft.

Deschutes Brewery prepared for growing its distribution area over the past few years by increasing their capacity at their main brewing facility to 450,000 barrels. 2014 started off with a launching into Ohio and Kentucky, celebration events are slated for next week’s launch in South Central Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin and Michigan will round out the brewery’s new markets later this year.

About Deschutes Brewery
Founded in 1988 as a brew pub in Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery is known for brewing a diverse line-up of award winning beers including the popular Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale. From the beginning, fine ingredients and hand-crafting have been the focus – for both the beer and the food. In 2008, the brewery opened a second pub in Portland’s Pearl District. Deschutes Brewery now ships beer to 25 states and around the world from its main brewing facility located on the banks of the Deschutes River. To find out more, visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com or follow on Facebook (/Deschutes.Brewery) and Twitter (@DeschutesBeer).

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FCB Monster Pub Crawl to celebrate the release of “Wallace, Wee Heavy” on April 19th

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 15:06

Press Release: 

(Fort Collins, CO) – The Fort Collins Brewery, along with Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern is excited to announce the kick-off of the first edition of the Malt Monster Bomber Series, Wallace Wee Heavy, with a Monster Pub Crawl Saturday, April 19th starting at 11 a.m.

The Monster Pub Crawl, where Crawlers are encouraged to dress as their favorite Monster, is open to the public and free to participate, excluding beer. The Pub Crawl will start at Gravity 1020 at 11 a.m. with a Photo Booth event. Crawlers will also pick up their bingo cards from Gravity 1020 before heading down to the four other participating bars.

The Mayor of Fort Collins will host a Malt Monster Costume contest at 2:30 p.m. Cranknstein and Tap N Handle will provide Wallace, Wee Heavy giveaways including pint glasses and t-shirts on a first come, first serve basis.

The Forge Publick House will host a Kick the Malt Monster Keg event. FCB, along with the participating bars will be giving away an additional prize to the winners of the costume contest, kick the keg event and to the participants that
receive the stickered pint glass and t-shirt.

Crawlers that go to all five locations and get their bingo cards stamped can turn those cards into FCB within a month for one FCB pint and they get to keep the pint glass.

“Seeing groups of monsters celebrating the release of Wallace at different places throughout the day is going to be awesome to see, and we’re excited to kick-off the new Malt Monster series in such a fun and local way,” said FCB’s
Marketing and PR Coordinator, Kaylee Kulich.

Wallace, Wee Heavy is an intense, malty brew that put the FCB system to the test. A six-hour boil gives the first of the Malt Monster series a deep rich caramel complexity with a slight nuttiness and hints of roast, complimented with a clean,
smooth, warming quality that provides balance.

ABV: 9.8%
IBU: 57
SRM: 21

The Malt Monster is an artisanal bomber series of limited release high-alcohol beers. Each unique brew brings FCB’s experience in big, but balanced brewing to the forefront. This beer is recommended to be paired with friends or
stored in a cellar for years to come.

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Fegley’s 16th Anniversary Ale to be released on April 15th

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 14:23

Press Release: 

(Bethlehem PA) – On April 15, 2014 at the Bethlehem Brew Works, Fegley’s Brew Works will be celebrating its 16th Anniversary with the debut of a limited edition beer, 16th Anniversary Ale.

The Anniversary Ale, brewed by Bethlehem Brew Works’ Head Brewer Josh Bushey, is a dark ruby wheatwine with hints of toffee and caramel maltiness from 2-row barley and white-wheat malts. Josh replaced some of the barley malt with wheat to mellow this huge beer and added just enough bittering hops to balance the sweetness. A plethora of Chinook, Cascade, and Columbus hops round out this Anniversary brew giving it a earthy and citrus-like aroma.

The limited edition 16th Anniversary Ale will be available in 750ml corked and caged bottles and on draft at the Bethlehem Brew Works.

Brewer Josh tucked away a limited amount of this commemorative wheatwine in red wine barrels to age. Josh commented, “the wheatwine will pick up some tartness and acidity from naturally occurring bacteria in the barrels”. A portion of the Anniversary wheatwine were also put into bourbon barrels for aging. The release of these limited reserves is to be determined.

Fegley’s Brew Works opened the doors of the Bethlehem Brew Works on April 15th, 1998. Sixteen years later, they now operate 2 brewpubs, as well as Fegley’s Coffee Works and Fegley’s Burrito Works in the Lehigh Valley and have a full service, award-winning brewing and bottling facility at the Allentown Brew Works that distributes to all of PA and NJ led by Brew Master Beau Baden. Over the years, Fegley’s has won numerous awards for the brewing mastery of Beau Baden, a Scranton, PA native.

Fegley’s Brew Works has been honored throughout its sixteen years with accolades for their food and drink as well as their dedication to the community. They are adamant supporters of the arts, reflected in the Art Works gallery within Fegley’s Coffee Works. They also dedicate their business as a model of sustainable business practices by recycling, upcycling, and composting waste material. Their breweries and brewpubs are run by wind and solar 100% renewable energy sources.

Open for the past sixteen years, Fegley’s Brew Works strives to serve the best quality food and beer available. With 2 full service restaurants, a burrito shop, a coffee shop, and a full brewing and bottling line, Fegley’s is committed to promoting sustainable practices in the Lehigh Valley.

http://www.thebrewworks.com/bethlehem-brew-works/

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Windy City Distribution founders, Cavalier Distributing join forces to enter Arizona

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 13:51

Press Release: 

(Warrenville, IL) – Jim and Jason Ebel, the founders of Two Brothers Brewing Company and Windy City Distribution, and George Fisher of Cavalier Distributing, today announced plans to enter the Arizona market with the launch of Cavalier Distributing of Arizona. As long-time partners, they look forward to extending their expertise in craft beer distribution, to the Southwestern state.

“Arizona is a new landing spot for craft beer, and we’re excited to bring our knowledge to this developing market,” said Jason Ebel. “We have a long and successful history of distributing in the Chicago area and hope to extend our success to Arizona with the help of our trusted partner Cavalier Distributing.”

Arizona’s burgeoning craft beer community has exploded in recent years, resulting in a huge outpouring of homegrown brews, breweries and craft beer fans. Cavalier Distributing of Arizona is entering the market at a time when residents are expanding their awareness of craft brews and exploring new options.

“As the demand for craft beverages has increased, our portfolio has grown to offer the most diverse and sought-after products in craft beer,” said George Fisher, founder of Cavalier Distributing. “Jim and Jason shaped the Chicago craft beer market. Together, we look forward to evolving the craft beer industry in Arizona and extending our products to a wide range of customers.”

Founded in 1999, Windy City Distribution, which the Ebels sold in 2012, grew to become the largest craft beer distributor in the Chicago market. They continue to own and operate Two Brothers Brewing Company, which is distributed in seven states. Cavalier Distributing, the specialty beer wholesaler of high-end, domestic and import brands, currently represents craft beer in Indiana, Kentucky, Florida and Ohio, and boasts a 22-year history.

About Jim and Jason Ebel
Jim and Jason Ebel founded Two Brothers Brewing Company in late 1996. In the past 17 years, the brand has expanded to include a 40,000 square-foot brewing facility, Two Brothers Tap House and the 70,000 square-foot Two Brothers Roundhouse in Illinois. Two Brothers’ award-winning products include year-round, seasonal, and artisanal craft beers and coffee. In 1999, the brothers founded Windy City Distribution to bring a craft beer focused wholesaler to the Chicago market.

About George Fisher
George Fisher founded Cavalier Distributing in 1992 in Ohio. Today he is the craft beer wholesaler specializing in high end craft, domestic and import brands covering Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Florida. The company’s mission is to expand awareness of craft beer through distribution.

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Blackstone Black Belle Imperial Stout release to benefit Stephanie’s Fight

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 13:39

Press Release: 

(Nashville, TN) – The Blackstone Brewing Company® will hold a Black Belle™ Release Party and benefit silent auction for Stephanie’s Fight at its Brewpub on April 12th.

Black Belle™ is a limited special release Imperial Stout; it’s collaboration between Blackstone Brewing Company® and Nelson’s Green Brier™ Distillery, makers of Belle Meade Bourbon™. Infused with cacao nibs and aged for more than seven months in bourbon barrels, the beer is smooth and sweet, with definite notes of bourbon, oak, and dark chocolate.

Pre-sale vouchers will be given out on a first come first serve basis at the release party on April 12th. This voucher will assure the holder of the right to purchase up to 4 bottles of Black Belle™ at a designated local liquor store before they go on sale to the general public. The supply of Black Belle™ is limited and if all bottles sell with the pre-sale they will be gone.

The first 12 bottles of Black Belle™ off the bottling line have been signed and numbered and will be auctioned to benefit Stephanie’s Fight, during the Release Party on April 12, 2014. Stephanie’s Fight is dedicated to raising funds to fight lung cancer, founded in honor of Blackstone co-founder Stephanie Weins.

When: Saturday, April 12, beginning at 1 p.m.

Where: Blackstone Brewpub, 1918 West End Ave, Nashville (615-327-9969)

Online: www.facebook.com/blackstonebrewpub and www.stephaniesfight.org

About Blackstone Brewing Company®:
Opened in 1994, Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery® is Nashville’s oldest and most popular brewpub. Blackstone award-winning Craft beers Chaser Pale®, Nut Brown Ale, APA and St. Charles Porter® are brewed at both the brewpub and at the new, state-of-the-art, brewing and bottling facility, Blackstone Brewing Company®. Chaser Pale®, Nut Brown Ale and St. Charles Porter® have been awarded medals at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup; St. Charles Porter® is the most award-winning Brown Porter in the history of the Great American Beer Festival. Visit www.blackstonebrewery.com for additional information.

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Plastic Kegs of America among those named in wrongful death lawsuit relating to Redhook worker

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 13:24

Two years after Benjamin Harris died from injuries related to an exploding beer keg, his sister is relying on a team of lawyers, and the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire, to hold the responsible parties accountable and make them pay for her brother’s death.

More > SeacoastOnline.com.

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Beachwood Citraholic IPA to be released on April 29th

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 13:08

Press Release: 

(Long Beach, CA) – Beachwood Brewing is set to release its latest IPA in bottles — Citraholic India Pale Ale — on April 29th.

Description: A “modern” west coast India pale ale, Citraholic is brewed with an abundance of Citra hops and blended with Warrior, Columbus and Simcoe in the kettle (for good measure). The citrusy brew is then dry hopped with a massive charge of Citra, imparting heavy aromas of citrus and tropical fruits along with melon and gooseberry accents. Brewmaster and co-owner Julian Shrago explains, “Citraholic is the IPA I always look forward to brewing. The aromatic IPA is especially lively and flavorful, making it the perfect beer for spring.”

“Citraholic is a devastatingly aromatic beer,” says co-owner Gabriel Gordon. “Combined with an intense flavor, this IPA is a hophead favorite.”

Citraholic IPA will be available on draft and sold in 22 oz. bottles at Beachwood BBQ and Beachwood BBQ & Brewing starting at 5pm on April 29, 2014. Bottles will also be available at finer craft beer retailers across Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties shortly thereafter.

Store refrigerated at all times.
7.1% ABV
Retail Price: $8/22oz bottle
www.beachwoodbbq.com

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Two Roads Krazy Pucker, Henry’s Farm Barrel-Aged, Urban Funk to be released on 4/19

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:50

Press Release: 

(Stratford, CT) – Two Roads Brewing Company of Stratford, CT has announced its Nor’Yeaster event, a special brewery-only beer release of three unique and rare beers to be held on Saturday, April 19 starting at noon.

Urban Funk Wild Ale is the first of several planned releases from Two Roads’ Captured Yeast Series. With the help of nearby Sacred Heart University’s beer loving Biology Professors Kirk Bartholomew and Geff Stopper, a local yeast strain was captured and propagated for use in fermentation. The yeast was captured during the evening of Superstorm Sandy so it’s a particularly hearty strain of wild yeast! Urban Funk will be in corked 375ml bottles and truly funky with a unique, delicious sour flavor and an ABV of 5.6%.

Two Roads Krazy Pucker is a Berliner Weissbier. Once produced exclusively around Berlin and dubbed the “Champagne of the North” by Napoleon’s troops, Berliner Weissbiers are wheat based sour beers that are tart, low alcohol and refreshing. Krazy Pucker will be available in a 500mL bottle and is 3.6% ABV.

Henry’s Farm Double Bock Lager Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels combines rich, bready malt character with a smooth whiskey finish from barrel aging. This beer will be available in 22oz bottles and comes in at 7.8% ABV.

Phil Markowski, Brewmaster of Two Roads, commented, “Sour beers and barrel aged beers have always been intriguing and challenging to me, but these in particular have been fun to develop and I am pretty excited to see how our customers react. It takes a long time to do it right; we began working on some of these beers when we opened in December of 2012. Stay tuned, because we have a few others in the works.”

Markowski added “We did something unusual with our Henry’s Farm Double Bock in that we not only aged the beer in Rye Whiskey barrels but we also had the beer spend time in the barrels lagering at 35 degrees F. By the time it is bottled it will have spent 15 weeks cold-aging. This imparted unique barrel flavor while also imparting a smooth, clean lager character.”

Two Roads said they will release 690 bottles of each beer at $10 with a purchase limit of two bottles per person per style for a maximum of six bottles total. Bottles will be sold on a first come, first served basis. All three beers will be on draft that day in the brewery tasting room until supplies last.

ABOUT TWO ROADS BREWING COMPANY
Two Roads opened its doors in December 2012 having earlier acquired and renovated a 100 year old vacant, brick factory building in Stratford Ct. Its name and philosophy are inspired by the Robert Frost Poem “The Road Less Taken”—a philosophy brought to life in the beers they create using state-of-the-art brewing and packaging equipment. Two Roads Brewery is open for tastings Tuesday-Sunday and tours Friday-Sunday. For more information go to www.tworoadsbrewing.com.

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Widmer Brothers and Boneyard’s Blacklight IPA debuts as first collab of anniversary year

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:26

Press Release: 

Session Style Black Ale is First of Six 30th Anniversary Collaboration Beers

(Portland, OR) – Widmer Brothers Brewing and Boneyard Beer today announced the collaborative release of Blacklight IPA, a bold, hop-forward session style black ale.

Blacklight IPA is the first of six Widmer Brothers limited release collaboration beers with Oregon breweries to be released this year as part of a series that commemorates Widmer Brothers’ 30 years of brewing beer. The collaboration series is a celebration of the brewery’s 30th anniversary, the Oregon brewing community and the unique camaraderie between craft brewers.

“Oregon is home to the best craft beer scene in the country and it’s amazing how tight knit the community really is,” said Ben Dobler, innovation brewer at Widmer Brothers. “I’ve known (Boneyard Brewmaster) Tony Lawrence for more than 17 years, so when we came up with the idea for the 30th Anniversary Collaboration Series, Boneyard was one of the first breweries that came to mind. We landed on the session style black ale idea for Blacklight IPA pretty quickly, as it’s a perfect blend of the two breweries’ styles.”

Blacklight IPA is a hop-forward, sessionable 4.2 percent ABV black ale with a heavy dose of five different hop varieties and stained black with cold-steeped dark malts. The beer focuses on big hop flavor and aroma, without the harsh bitterness and heavy roast that the beer’s dark color suggests.

“Widmer Brothers approached us about the 30th Anniversary Collaboration Series and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity,” said Tony Lawrence, co-owner and brewmaster of Boneyard Beer. “Widmer Brothers does so much for the Oregon brewing community and we were happy to be a part of the project. Plus, it will be the first time a beer of ours will be bottled and the first time Boneyard Beer will be available outside of the Pacific Northwest.”

Blacklight IPA will be available in the coming weeks in 22-ounce bottles and on draught, with limited distribution in select markets, including Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Minneapolis, New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia.

The next beer in the 30th Anniversary Collaboration Series will be a beer brewed with Portland’s Breakside Brewing and will be available in late May.

About Blacklight IPA
Blacklight IPA is a bold, hop-forward session style black ale from Oregon’s Boneyard Beer and Widmer Brothers Brewing. Brewed with a heavy dose of five different hops varieties and stained black as night with cold-steeped dark malts, this beer hits huge with hop flavor and aroma without the heavy roast and harsh bitterness suggested by its color.

Hops: Alchemy, Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo, Summer, Citra
Malts: Two Row Pale, Midnight Wheat, Special Aromatic, Flaked Barley, Caraffa III, Caravienne

ABV: 4.2 %
IBU: 60
OG: 9.6P
AE: 1.7P
COLOR: 55 SRM

About Boneyard Beer
In 2010, Boneyard Beer was started with one goal in mind…make great beer. However, the major hurdle was how to do so in large quantities without large sums of money. The solution was simple: you pull from the boneyard.

After a couple of decades in the brewing industry, owner, Tony Lawrence, built up a “boneyard” of old equipment he collected from 13 different breweries around the country. Along with co-founders Clay and Melodee Storey, this second-hand brewing equipment was reconfigured to produce the first batch of Boneyard Beer in April 2010.

Based in Bend, Ore., Boneyard currently brews on a 20-barrel system and only distributes draft beer for sale in Oregon and Washington. However, the brewery is in the middle of a 15,000 square foot expansion at a new location that will more than double production. For more information, visit www.BoneyardBeer.com, or stop by the tasting room in Bend to sample some ales.

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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21st Amendment Monk’s Blood returns after two-year break

BeerNews.org - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:45

Press Release: 

(San Francisco, CA) – After two years in seclusion, 21st Amendment Brewery’s acclaimed beer Monk’s Blood is now available for a limited time. Monk’s Blood’s most ardent worshippers may want to drink one now and cellar one for later before the craft beer once again disappears with monk-like mystery at the end of May. Brother Shaun (Brewmaster and co-founder Shaun O’Sullivan) said, “Back in 2009, this was my brainchild and a most prized creation that we knew had to be our first specialty offering in a can.”

Monk’s Blood is an 8.3% alcohol, dark Belgian-style ale brewed with eight malts, Belgian candi sugar, cinnamon, vanilla bean, dried local black mission figs and aged on oak for a flavor unlike anything you’ve ever had from a can. It is part of 21st Amendment’s Insurrection Series, a limited edition, four-pack release of a very special beer that rises up in revolt against common notions of what canned beer can be.

Brothers Nicolas (co-founder Nico Freccia) and Shaun developed the beer as an homage to the monks of Belgium’s monasteries who have been brewing some of the world’s great beer for centuries. “During times of fasting, the monks subsist solely on beer, which they refer to as ‘liquid bread’,” notes Brother Nicolas. “Beer, quite literally, is in their blood.” Freccia and O’Sullivan traveled to Belgium to develop the recipe for this special beer, visiting small, traditional breweries in the hop fields of west Flanders, not far from the famous Trappist abbey of Westvletren.

Monk’s Blood is available in cans and on draft starting this week in all 17 of 21st Amendment’s current distribution territories, including CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, MA, NY, NJ, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, GA and NC. For up-to-date availability, events and promotions, visit www.21st-Amendment.com.

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

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