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Hands On Review: German Made Speidel Fermenters

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:32

German Made, Speidel Fermenters are available in 12L (3.2 gal) 20L (5.3 gal), 30L (7.9 gal),  60L (15.9 gal), and 120L (31.7 gal) sizes.  A selection of Accessories and Replacement Gaskets is also available.

I’ve owned a 5.3 gallon Speidel fermenter since October of 2011.  I use it for small batch BIAB beers.  I’ve been very impressed with that fermenter.  More recently, I picked up the 7.9 gallon version so that I can ferment full 5 gallon batches with all the same advantages.  This is a hands on review of both fermenters.


Here’s the 7.9 gallon fermenter with lid and storage cap on.  It’s made of heavy duty HDPE that can handle up to 140 deg F.  HDPE is not… glass.  The benefits of that are… no dropping a glass fermenter down a couple steps and having it shatter and getting glass shards in your feet and spending the day cleaning up the beer you just made and never getting to drink any of it.  Ask me how I know :(.  Don’t get me wrong, I still have glass fermenters, there are pros and cons.  A pro of this design is safety.


The lid disassembled.  There are two parts.  An outer ring and the inner lid.  Notice the O-ring on the lid portion.  Every connection (lid or cap) has an O-ring.  I like that a lot.  I’ve used other plastic fermenters that are leaky.  The net result of that, for me at least, was no airlock activity because CO2 is leaking out other places.  Because the Speidel is well built and has airtight O-Ring connections, that has never happened when I’ve used the Speidel.  As a bonus, replacement lid gaskets are available.


The center portion of the lid with the storage cap installed.  The storage cap and spigot are the same size and threading.


Storage cap installed on the spigot port

 
The spigot (top) and storage cap (bottom).


The stopper, airlock and spigot


The airlock installed

 
Speidel logo on the front of the fermenter


Heavy duty handles.  Per the product specifications, each handle is rated for up to 66 lbs or 132 lbs in all.  That fact shows up in the product description starting at the 15.9 Gallon size.  I’m assuming it’s true of all sizes.


A look at the inside of the fermenter


Assembled


Side by side.  The 7.9 gallon/30 Liter next to the 5.3 gallon/20 Liter.

This is how I’ve been storing the 5.3 gallon.  Assembled with the spigot on bottom and the storage cap on top.  I leave everything threaded but loose.  That keeps out most of the dust, but still provides a little airflow.

Here is the 7.9 gallon Speidel with a batch ready to be kegged.  As you can see I continue to keep the spigot oriented sideways during fermentation.  The O-Ring provides a good enough seal that you can carefully loosen the spigot slightly and rotate without leaks.  I flush it with Star San and then drain a bit of beer to clear up anything that might have settled in the spigot or in the area just beyond the spigot inside the fermenter.

Slip some sanitized tubing over the spigot and make sure the tubing goes all the way to the bottom of the keg and you’re transferring.

A look at the keg

Clear beer transferring to my keg.  No siphoning required.

Here’s the trub.  This was an IPA with a good amount of hops both in the boil and some dry hops.  The recipe had quite a few late addition hops.  I transferred most of that over from the boil kettle.

20.15 Seconds.  One thing I have been impressed with from day 1 (with my 5.3 gallon) is how easy these are to clean out.  There’s something about size and height of the spigot hole that just seems to make it easy.  To illustrate this, I had my son run a timer.  That timer started after I removed the spigot and got the hose and got the hose turned on.  I did not wait for trub to drain out of the fermenter.  I quickly took off the spigot, grabbed the hose and turned it on.  It took 20.15 seconds to go from the picture above to…

You can see that it is nearly clean.  There is some stuff sticking to the walls toward the top of the fermenter.  It’s not completely ready for PBW and it’s not what I would normally do.  I was going for speed.  I would have taken another 30 or 45 seconds and sprayed the rest out.  My point is that it’s easy.

Side by side

After rinsing out the Speidel, I put the solid cap on the spigot hole and fill with hot water and PBW.

The 7.9 Gallon Speidel with hot PBW solution soaking in it.  I’ll let this sit for anywhere from 30 minutes to overnight.  A quick drain and rinse and the fermenter is good to go.  I’ve never scrubbed the inside of these with anything.

If you’re a Marks Keg and Carboy Washer owner or prospective owner and wonder if this fits on that, the answer is… yes.  It’s not like cleaning a bucket, standard fermenter or keg in that I would feel comfortable walking away.  The openings (both 5.3 and 7.9 gallon versions) are large enough to sit on top, but not so large that I would trust them to be stable on their own.  So, plan on staying close.  As illustrated, it’s a breeze to clean this thing without the Keg and Carboy Washer, but the two do work together.

Some Benefits of Speidel Fermentation Tanks (via product description):

  • High quality, German manufactured.
  • Made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Heavy duty and much thicker than traditional plastic carboys
  • Oversized top opening makes for easy cleaning.
  • Integrated spigot
  • All connections have o-rings to insure you have no liquid or gas leaks.
  • Integrated handles for easily moving these around.
  • Unlike traditional carboys, these will not shatter.
  • High density construction is highly resistant to oxygen ingress, making these suitable for longer term (up to 12 month) use.
  • Up to 31.7 gallons

I have bought my 5.3 gallon Speidel back in October of 2011.  It’s a great fermenter.  Quality construction and a great set of features that make easy work of the job of fermentation, transfer and clean up.  The 7.9 gallon version is nearly identical, with the exception of capacity.

Speidel Fermenters are available in 12L (3.2 gal) 20L (5.3 gal), 30L (7.9 gal),  60L (15.9 gal), and 120L (31.7 gal) sizes.  A selection of Accessories and Replacement Gaskets is also available.

From HBF Readers:  

Ronnie: These are the best! Having gone from bucket to glass carboy to better bottles to the 15.9 speidel, the speidel tops them all. Easy to clean and cheap!

Facebook Friend Sean: Speidel fermenters are AWESOME!! Thanks for posting those.

Google+ Friend Kyle: Mine is full right now! Love this fermenter, no more differences in flavor because I had to split my batch to ferment. Easy open top makes is a breeze to clean. Should be on every homebrewers wish list. 

Muncie : I have the 30L and it is my “go to” fermenter. Just a great product. No need for a blow off tube for this 5 and 6 gallon batches.

Anonymous: I have the 60L and it is awesome. Very high quality and easy to use / clean. The handles are sturdy even completely full, but if you do fill it up all the way, be prepared to get a friend to help you move it.

Tony: Gotta pipe in on these. I have the 20L and 60L tanks. The quality is high. They come with a bung and airlock made for these larger tanks. They also have spigots and big lids to make cleaning a snap.  The spigot on the 20 is about 1 1/2 inches above the bottom of the tank. On the 60 it is closer to 3″. This allows for transfers with the spigot without pulling in too much of the yeast cake.  I just line up the spigot and pour directly into my keg. No hoses, siphons, funnels, etc. Easy.  The handles are great. You can lift the huge 60L one alone, but it’s really heavy, even with only 11 gallons… there’s lots of room for more, so you could easily make a 12 gallon batch in there too without needing a blowout tube.  Headroom is great on these. With the 20L, it has room for the 5.5 gallon batches I make, and I have no issues with blow-outs, even with big IPAs. NOTE: I do use defoamer, which I think helps a lot. On the 60L, there’s tons of room above an 11 gallon batch. My current batch of amber ale had only about 2 inches of foam and another 6″ of headspace.  There are other cheaper options, and you can find nice HDPE tanks on ebay that are similar, but they won’t have it all together, purpose built like these.

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Sonoma State To Offer Beer Course

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:03
So this is great news, and feels even a little bit overdue, though to be fair I may be a little biased, as you’ll soon see. With craft beer persuading people that good beer is every bit as complex and worthy of respect as wine or whiskey, Sonoma State University, in partnership with Lagunitas...

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32 Quart Kettle, Welded Ports, Thermometer, Ball Valve… $69.99, Clearance

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:45

If you are looking for a budget kettle, this may be your deal.  Earlier today I received word that these are back in stock.  You get a 32 Quart Stainless Kettle and lid.  The kettle has two welded 1/2″ NPT ports in it.  That means… no weldless kits to mess with.  The lower port comes with a 1/2″ NPT ball valve, the upper port has a thermometer.  For… $69.99.  These also qualify for Home Brew Stuff’s Flat Rate Shipping.

These are marked down this low because they have slight cosmetic issues with the welds.  These are cosmetic only and do not affect function, they are guaranteed leak free.

32 QT Economy Kettle with Welded Valve and Thermometer – $69.99

Pinned: $2.09 Poppets *Brand New Kegs *15% Off Hops *8 Gallon Kettle

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Adventure with Friends introduces Colorado Active Beer Tours for GABF 2014

BeerPulse - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:02


Sponsored [Paid] Post by Colorado Active Beer Tours:

After traveling abroad and leading many tours to other states and countries, I’m reminded daily why I enjoy returning to Colorado after every trip.

The combination of over 300 sunny days, stunning hiking trails, ribbons of single track mountain biking and plenty of skiing to challenge the inner soul. Just a few reasons why this outdoor environment is second to none, and why I’ve called this place ‘home’ for over 20 years.

In addition to all of Colorado’s natural beauty is the organic proliferation of high-quality, award-winning microbreweries. In fact, some experts have dubbed this region of Colorado “The Napa Valley of Beer”.

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Here are the highlights to wet your appetite!

Thursday, October 2:

Check into the Hotel Boulderado and relax for the afternoon before joining Jeff Mendel, an 27-year veteran of the microbrew industry in a privately-guided experience on the opening night of the 2014 Great American Beer Festival (all tickets are sold out we have the last 12 tickets reserved for our tour).

We’ll kickoff the opening night Great American Beer Festival kickoff by tasting the beer/food pairings of 14 brewery-chef teams at the Farm to Table Pavilion and savoring a special beer and chocolate tasting session with renowned Boulder Chocolatier, Sarah Amorese.

This exclusive experience is limited to us only and is the only tour of its kind at the Great American Beer Festival, the premier North American festival for microbrews.

Friday, October 3:

Hiking beyond the Flatirons of Boulder in the morning, we earn our rewards later in the day with a beer/food pairing followed by dinner prepared using local ingredients.

Saturday, October 4:

This morning we ride mountain bikes near the Rocky Mountain vistas of Boulder, then take a break in the early afternoon to prepare for our microbrewery tour and beer/food tasting. Dinner will follow at a farm-to-table centric restaurant.

Sunday, October 5:

Scale the boulders near Boulder with experienced rock climbing guides or enjoy a spa day retreat in the morning.

Use the early afternoon to explore the various shops (yes, that includes the marijuana retailers as well) of Boulder in preparation for our third beer/food pairing followed by dinner.

Monday, October 6:

Enjoy a leisurely morning at the Hotel Boulderado before departing for home.

Dean’s Special: A complimentary one-hour massage at the Hotel Boulderado
for the first six guests who book!

October 2-6, 2014 Tour Summary and Pricing

Four nights at the Hotel Boulderado

Exclusive privately guided tour of the Great American Beer Festival on October 2.

Three microbrew beer/food pairings followed by dinner on evenings of October 3, 4 and 5 (If you are interested in learning more details on the range of microbreweries we are visiting, please contact me).

Three mornings of guided hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing on October 3, 4 and 5. Note: One massage or spa service can be exchanged for any active tour mornings.

Shuttle service to and from Denver airport, for all activities and tastings/dinners.

$2697 per person, Limited to 6-12 guests

You’re welcome to share this email with your friends and family members who are beer enthusiasts and desire a unique Colorado experience!

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Adventure with Friends introduces Colorado Active Beer Tours for GABF 2014

BeerNews.org - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:02


Sponsored [Paid] Post by Colorado Active Beer Tours:

After traveling abroad and leading many tours to other states and countries, I’m reminded daily why I enjoy returning to Colorado after every trip.

The combination of over 300 sunny days, stunning hiking trails, ribbons of single track mountain biking and plenty of skiing to challenge the inner soul. Just a few reasons why this outdoor environment is second to none, and why I’ve called this place ‘home’ for over 20 years.

In addition to all of Colorado’s natural beauty is the organic proliferation of high-quality, award-winning microbreweries. In fact, some experts have dubbed this region of Colorado “The Napa Valley of Beer”.

We’ve combined the creative, culinary delights of local restaurants with award-winning beers, included in chocolate (yes, chocolate!) and added the Adventure With Friends’ one-of-a kind tour design sauce to create our newest adventure travel offering: Active Colorado Beer Tours.

We are thrilled to offer a unique experience in the height of Colorado fall season, with an educational twist to develop your palate and hob nob with Colorado microbrew culture.

Here are the highlights to wet your appetite!

Thursday, October 2:

Check into the Hotel Boulderado and relax for the afternoon before joining Jeff Mendel, an 27-year veteran of the microbrew industry in a privately-guided experience on the opening night of the 2014 Great American Beer Festival (all tickets are sold out we have the last 12 tickets reserved for our tour).

We’ll kickoff the opening night Great American Beer Festival kickoff by tasting the beer/food pairings of 14 brewery-chef teams at the Farm to Table Pavilion and savoring a special beer and chocolate tasting session with renowned Boulder Chocolatier, Sarah Amorese.

This exclusive experience is limited to us only and is the only tour of its kind at the Great American Beer Festival, the premier North American festival for microbrews.

Friday, October 3:

Hiking beyond the Flatirons of Boulder in the morning, we earn our rewards later in the day with a beer/food pairing followed by dinner prepared using local ingredients.

Saturday, October 4:

This morning we ride mountain bikes near the Rocky Mountain vistas of Boulder, then take a break in the early afternoon to prepare for our microbrewery tour and beer/food tasting. Dinner will follow at a farm-to-table centric restaurant.

Sunday, October 5:

Scale the boulders near Boulder with experienced rock climbing guides or enjoy a spa day retreat in the morning.

Use the early afternoon to explore the various shops (yes, that includes the marijuana retailers as well) of Boulder in preparation for our third beer/food pairing followed by dinner.

Monday, October 6:

Enjoy a leisurely morning at the Hotel Boulderado before departing for home.

Dean’s Special: A complimentary one-hour massage at the Hotel Boulderado
for the first six guests who book!

October 2-6, 2014 Tour Summary and Pricing

Four nights at the Hotel Boulderado

Exclusive privately guided tour of the Great American Beer Festival on October 2.

Three microbrew beer/food pairings followed by dinner on evenings of October 3, 4 and 5 (If you are interested in learning more details on the range of microbreweries we are visiting, please contact me).

Three mornings of guided hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing on October 3, 4 and 5. Note: One massage or spa service can be exchanged for any active tour mornings.

Shuttle service to and from Denver airport, for all activities and tastings/dinners.

$2697 per person, Limited to 6-12 guests

You’re welcome to share this email with your friends and family members who are beer enthusiasts and desire a unique Colorado experience!

Keep Adventuring,

Dean F. Barta
Founder and President

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Ends Soon: Free Dual Scale Refractometer with High Flow March Pump

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:15

This ends today…

Buy a High Flow H315HF March Pump from More Beer and a get a Free Dual Scale Refractometer.  Add both to your cart and use promo code FREEFRACT and the $59.95 cost of the refractometer drops off your order.  Shipping on the whole lot is free.

Check it out: March H315HF - MT700 Dual Scale Refractometer

For me, getting a refractometer was one of those upgrades that made a lot of difference.  With a refractometer you need a sample size of two drops.  I figured that this would pay for itself in beer savings alone.  I also had just broken my hydrometer and came to the realization that hydrometers are made of breakable glass that can break!

Refractometers can be used to measure gravity throughout the brewing process.  You can also estimate the alcohol content of your beer if you forget to take an OG with the use of a refractometer and a hydrometer.  Check out Northern Brewer’s Refractometer Calculators.

Limited Time from More Beer:

Buy a High Flow H315HF March Pump from More Beer and a get a Free Dual Scale Refractometer.  Add both to your cart and use promo code FREEFRACT and the $59.95 cost of the refractometer drops off your order.  Shipping on the whole lot is free.

Check it out: March H315HF - MT700 Dual Scale Refractometer

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Complete Kegging System with New Italian Made Ball Lock Keg – $229.99 Shipped, Save $30

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:08

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

This setup includes everything you need to get started kegging including a brand new Italian made Ball Lock Keg.  The whole setup ships for free.

Homebrew Draft System – (New 5 gal Ball Lock) KEG404 - $229.99 + Free Shipping

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.

Limited Time from More Beer:

Buy a High Flow H315HF March Pump from More Beer and a get a Free Dual Scale Refractometer.  Add both to your cart and use promo code FREEFRACT and the $59.95 cost of the refractometer drops off your order.  Shipping on the whole lot is free.

Check it out: March H315HF - MT700 Dual Scale Refractometer

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Beer Birthday: Carolyn Smagalski

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:29
Today is Carolyn Smagalski’s birthday. Carolyn’s a beer writer from Pennsylvania — not sure what it is about Pennsylvania and beer writing — who writes for BellaOnline. Her nickname is the Beer Fox and she does a terrific job spreading he gospel of great beer. Join me in wishing Carolyn...

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Complete Ball Lock Kegging System – $207.94 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:58

This complete ball lock kegging system is selling for $199.99.  Flat Rate Shipping is 7.95.  That means this ships to your door for $207.94.

You get:

  • Reconditioned 5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg
  • CO2 Regulator
  • 5 lb CO2 Tank – shipped empty
  • 2 Ball Lock Disconnects – Gas and Liquid
  • Tubing
  • Picnic Faucet

Considering the market for used ball lock kegs, and fact this includes a CO2 tank and is delivered for $7.95… this is a great deal.  I have no idea what stock levels are like on this setup.  I can tell you that HBS sold out of refurbished ball lock kegs after we put up a recent post.  Those remain out of stock.

Complete Economy Kegging System – Includes Used Keg & Co2 Tank – $199.99 + $7.95 Shipping

Also from HomeBrewStuff: 5 Gallon Ball Lock Home Brew Keg - $89.99

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Beer In Ads #1295: Bill For Taxes

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:02
Wednesday’s ad is another one from the United Brewers Industrial Foundation, also from 1939. This was well before the “Beer Belongs” series, and just before World War II. Showing a simple bill template, with a lot of negative space for impact, makes the point just a few years...

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Beer T-Shirt Club now featuring Netherlands’ Vandestreek Bier as August brewery

BeerPulse - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:44

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Beer T-Shirt Club is looking for a few breweries to partner with for the end of the year. If you run a brewery, Beer T-Shirt Club would love to work with you! Do you have a special beer coming out that you would like the club to promote? Do you have a special event that you would like to get the word out? Email us at: info@beershirtclub.com or send us a message on Facebook if you have any questions!

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They also just launched Hop Art #4. It is the fourth beer they have brewed in the Hop Art series. In this series they brew beers in collaboration with artists – the artist creates the label and Vandestreek brews a beer that goes along with that label. Hop Art #4 is an Urtyp pilsner which is dryhopped with Saaz Hops and 40 IBU. A challenging beer to brew, but they are very proud of the result. If you or anyone you know if traveling to the Netherlands, making a trip to Utrecht to visit this great brewery is a must!

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Beer T-Shirt Club now featuring Netherlands’ Vandestreek Bier as August brewery

BeerNews.org - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:44

Sponsored [Paid] Post by Beer T-Shirt of the Month Club:

The BEER T-Shirt Club™ invites you to be a part of an elite crew of beer fans with style. Each month, members receive a high-quality, uniquely designed T-shirt promoting a different craft brewery. Offering one-month, six-month, or twelve-month memberships, the Beer T-Shirt of the Month Club makes a great gift for yourself or for that special craft beer lover in your life.

Beer T-Shirt Club is looking for a few breweries to partner with for the end of the year. If you run a brewery, Beer T-Shirt Club would love to work with you! Do you have a special beer coming out that you would like the club to promote? Do you have a special event that you would like to get the word out? Email us at: info@beershirtclub.com or send us a message on Facebook if you have any questions!

www.beertshirtclub.com

Fuel yourself with this August’s beer t-shirt from Vandestreek Bier, the first brewery that Beer T-Shirt Club has worked with overseas!

Vandestreek Bier, in Utrecht, Netherlands, is run by two brothers who started brewing as a hobby several years ago. Upcoming beers for them will include their first autumn beer. They brewed a hoppy version of the traditional Dutch style beer, which tends to be a very sweet and malty Bock, and aged it on oak to get a sweet flavor and vanilla hints from the oak. Just hearing this makes you realize that fall is right around the corner!

They also just launched Hop Art #4. It is the fourth beer they have brewed in the Hop Art series. In this series they brew beers in collaboration with artists – the artist creates the label and Vandestreek brews a beer that goes along with that label. Hop Art #4 is an Urtyp pilsner which is dryhopped with Saaz Hops and 40 IBU. A challenging beer to brew, but they are very proud of the result. If you or anyone you know if traveling to the Netherlands, making a trip to Utrecht to visit this great brewery is a must!

Check them out here.

Visit Beer T-Shirt Club on Facebook.

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE WITH BEER T-SHIRT CLUB?
Every Month one new RARE, top quality, 6.1 oz, all cotton, professionally screen-printed T-shirt with a new design from some out of the way Micro Brewery.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Club Membership is only $19.95 per month, that’s it! Shipping and Handling INCLUDED!! Add a few bucks for the guys who really like their beer! ~ ($2.50 for XXL and $3.50 for XXXL)

HOW WILL MY SHIRTS BE SHIPPED?
Your shirt will be delivered to you via Priority Mail. (International Memberships are welcomed and are shipped Air Mail. Rates may vary.)

HOW DO I GET A FREE T-SHIRT?
Sign up for a 6 month or 12 month membership, and we will give you one month free.

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Town of Crested Butte mixed over proposal to be transformed for Bud Light’s “Whatever” campaign

BeerPulse - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:20

The "Are You Up for Whatever" Bud Light campaign calls for bringing more than 1,000 up-for-anything revelers from around the country to a town that will be made over into a fantasy Bud Light-drinking community called "Whatever."

More >> The Denver Post.

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Town of Crested Butte mixed over proposal to be transformed for Bud Light’s “Whatever” campaign

BeerNews.org - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:20

The "Are You Up for Whatever" Bud Light campaign calls for bringing more than 1,000 up-for-anything revelers from around the country to a town that will be made over into a fantasy Bud Light-drinking community called "Whatever."

More >> The Denver Post.

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Heretic Brewing hits Philadelphia in September through Bella Vista Beer

BeerNews.org - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:04

We are officially announcing the distribution agreement that has been signed a couple weeks ago between Bella Vista Beer and Heretic Brewery from Fairfield, CA. Heretic was started by famous home brewer turned pro, Jamil Zainasheff, and has been turning heads with their beers from day one. We expect beers to be pouring from taps in better beer bars in the next few weeks from Heretic Brewing soon.

via Bella Vista email.

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Heretic Brewing hits Philadelphia in September through Bella Vista Beer

BeerPulse - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:04

We are officially announcing the distribution agreement that has been signed a couple weeks ago between Bella Vista Beer and Heretic Brewery from Fairfield, CA. Heretic was started by famous home brewer turned pro, Jamil Zainasheff, and has been turning heads with their beers from day one. We expect beers to be pouring from taps in better beer bars in the next few weeks from Heretic Brewing soon.

via Bella Vista email.

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Left Hand Brewing returns to UK market

BeerPulse - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:55

News Wire: 

(Boulder, CO) – Left Hand Brewing Company is strengthening its commitment to the United Kingdom. This September, the Colorado-based brewery will expand supply across the UK with distribution partner James Clay. In addition, Left Hand has established its first onsite, international brewery rep, Sharona Selby, to represent the brand in the UK market.

With 10 years of international distribution under their belt, Left Hand Brewing has been an early entrant onto the U.S. craft export scene. “For us, it’s about contributing to the craft beer movement,” comments Chris Lennert, VP of Operations. “We want to share American craft beer with the world.” With presence in greater Scandinavia and Japan, Left Hand is excited to strengthen its distribution of world class ales and lagers in the United Kingdom. The Colorado brewery will partner with James Clay, UK-based importer and distributor of craft beer with 25 years of experience. “We have been fortunate to have presence over the years in mainland Europe. Our partnership with James Clay will provide us an established distribution in the UK and set us on the right path for years to come.”

Left Hand’s expansion will bring the brewery’s coveted Nitro series featuring Milk Stout Nitro in limited release for the first time to UK soil. The innovative nitrogenated bottles were first introduced to a London audience at the Beer Innovation Summit with enthusiastic reception. “American craft beer truly unites innovation and quality,” comments Sharona Selby, Left Hand UK rep. “Something this good needs to be shared, and I am excited to see Left Hand become part of the wonderfully inclusive British beer community.” James Clay will distribute Left Hand’s award-winning perennial line, including Milk Stout, Black Jack Porter, and Polestar Pilsner with limited releases of Milk Stout Nitro, 400 Pound Monkey IPA, and Sawtooth Ale. UK patrons can find Left Hand at Beer Hawk, Whole Foods, Barworks craft pubs, and more!

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Left Hand Brewing returns to UK market

BeerNews.org - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:55

News Wire: 

(Boulder, CO) – Left Hand Brewing Company is strengthening its commitment to the United Kingdom. This September, the Colorado-based brewery will expand supply across the UK with distribution partner James Clay. In addition, Left Hand has established its first onsite, international brewery rep, Sharona Selby, to represent the brand in the UK market.

With 10 years of international distribution under their belt, Left Hand Brewing has been an early entrant onto the U.S. craft export scene. “For us, it’s about contributing to the craft beer movement,” comments Chris Lennert, VP of Operations. “We want to share American craft beer with the world.” With presence in greater Scandinavia and Japan, Left Hand is excited to strengthen its distribution of world class ales and lagers in the United Kingdom. The Colorado brewery will partner with James Clay, UK-based importer and distributor of craft beer with 25 years of experience. “We have been fortunate to have presence over the years in mainland Europe. Our partnership with James Clay will provide us an established distribution in the UK and set us on the right path for years to come.”

Left Hand’s expansion will bring the brewery’s coveted Nitro series featuring Milk Stout Nitro in limited release for the first time to UK soil. The innovative nitrogenated bottles were first introduced to a London audience at the Beer Innovation Summit with enthusiastic reception. “American craft beer truly unites innovation and quality,” comments Sharona Selby, Left Hand UK rep. “Something this good needs to be shared, and I am excited to see Left Hand become part of the wonderfully inclusive British beer community.” James Clay will distribute Left Hand’s award-winning perennial line, including Milk Stout, Black Jack Porter, and Polestar Pilsner with limited releases of Milk Stout Nitro, 400 Pound Monkey IPA, and Sawtooth Ale. UK patrons can find Left Hand at Beer Hawk, Whole Foods, Barworks craft pubs, and more!

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