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Homebrew Finds - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 06:33
Spend $160 at love2brew and get yourself a (free) sweet hooded sweatshirt.  That’s a $39.99+ value. The $160 can be anything that love2brew sells. Here’s how to go the sweatshirt…. Put together your order of $160 or more - Important: Do not add the sweatshirt to your cart (unless you want more than one sweatshirt that is) Apply code HBFHOOD to your cart You […]
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Founders Brewing sells 30% minority stake to Mahou San Miguel

BeerPulse - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 06:16

Press Release: 

Spain’s Leading Brewer Invests in Founders with Shared Commitment To Build Long-Term Growth in Craft Beer Industry

(Grand Rapids, MI) – Founders Brewing Co. has announced a partnership with Mahou San Miguel, who is coming on as a minority investor with 30% ownership in the brewery.

The partnership will help Founders grow through Mahou’s international distribution network to access the emerging craft beer community around the world. Founders and Mahou are focused on long-term strategic growth, with a commitment to brand longevity and product quality. “Founders will remain Founders,” with continuity in their recipes, processes, facility and staff.

“We knew that taking on a partner was the necessary, responsible thing to do for the future of Founders because it would open up new doors for growth as well as ensure our legacy for years to come,” said CEO and Co-Founder Mike Stevens. “We spent a long time determining who would be the best partner to help us grow Founders while staying true to our beers and our culture. Mahou shares our family values and a commitment to their communities; they also believe in the importance of long-term partnerships. We are honored to be working with a brewer that commands so much respect.”

“Our investment in Founders is a great source of learning, innovation and transformation for Mahou San Miguel to get directly involved in the U.S. craft market,” said Javier López del Hierro, President of Mahou San Miguel. “It’s the most valuable beer market worldwide, a market that sets consumer trends, with excellent prospects for growth. Founders combines product excellence with a level of business acumen that stands out in the craft beer segment.”

Robert W. Baird & Co. is serving as exclusive financial advisor to Founders Brewing Co. in the transaction. Greenberg Traurig is acting as the company’s legal advisor. The deal is expected to close in January 2015.

About Founders Brewing Co.
Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens—with day jobs and a dream, Founders Brewing Co. brews complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. Founders ranks among the top 30 largest craft breweries in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing. The brewery has received numerous awards from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival, and RateBeer and BeerAdvocate users often rate its beers among the best in the world. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild. For more information, visit www.foundersbrewing.com.

About Mahou San Miguel
100% family-owned, Mahou San Miguel has been Spain’s leading brewing company for 125 years. The company has eight brewing centers, seven in Spain and one in India, as well as two water springs and associated packaging plants, managed by a team of more than 2,500 professionals. Founded in Madrid in 1890, Mahou purchased San Miguel Brewery in 2000, followed by the incorporation of Canary Islands brand Reina in 2004 and Cervezas Alhambra in 2007. It also diversified its business with the acquisition of Solán de Cabras, a natural mineral water, in 2011. The company’s extensive national beer portfolio includes category leaders such as Mahou Cinco Estrellas, San Miguel Especial, Alhambra Reserva 1925 and San Miguel ECO, Spain’s first organic beer. The brewery also distributes a wide range of quality international beers in Spain as a result of agreements with partners such as Carlsberg and Warsteiner. Mahou San Miguel recently announced plans to develop the Mahou Beer Museum in Madrid’s historic city center to celebrate the family’s longstanding ties to Spain’s brewing culture. For more information, visit www.mahou-sanmiguel.com.

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Founders Brewing sells 30% minority stake to Mahou San Miguel

BeerNews.org - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 06:16

Press Release: 

Spain’s Leading Brewer Invests in Founders with Shared Commitment To Build Long-Term Growth in Craft Beer Industry

(Grand Rapids, MI) – Founders Brewing Co. has announced a partnership with Mahou San Miguel, who is coming on as a minority investor with 30% ownership in the brewery.

The partnership will help Founders grow through Mahou’s international distribution network to access the emerging craft beer community around the world. Founders and Mahou are focused on long-term strategic growth, with a commitment to brand longevity and product quality. “Founders will remain Founders,” with continuity in their recipes, processes, facility and staff.

“We knew that taking on a partner was the necessary, responsible thing to do for the future of Founders because it would open up new doors for growth as well as ensure our legacy for years to come,” said CEO and Co-Founder Mike Stevens. “We spent a long time determining who would be the best partner to help us grow Founders while staying true to our beers and our culture. Mahou shares our family values and a commitment to their communities; they also believe in the importance of long-term partnerships. We are honored to be working with a brewer that commands so much respect.”

“Our investment in Founders is a great source of learning, innovation and transformation for Mahou San Miguel to get directly involved in the U.S. craft market,” said Javier López del Hierro, President of Mahou San Miguel. “It’s the most valuable beer market worldwide, a market that sets consumer trends, with excellent prospects for growth. Founders combines product excellence with a level of business acumen that stands out in the craft beer segment.”

Robert W. Baird & Co. is serving as exclusive financial advisor to Founders Brewing Co. in the transaction. Greenberg Traurig is acting as the company’s legal advisor. The deal is expected to close in January 2015.

About Founders Brewing Co.
Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens—with day jobs and a dream, Founders Brewing Co. brews complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. Founders ranks among the top 30 largest craft breweries in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing. The brewery has received numerous awards from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival, and RateBeer and BeerAdvocate users often rate its beers among the best in the world. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild. For more information, visit www.foundersbrewing.com.

About Mahou San Miguel
100% family-owned, Mahou San Miguel has been Spain’s leading brewing company for 125 years. The company has eight brewing centers, seven in Spain and one in India, as well as two water springs and associated packaging plants, managed by a team of more than 2,500 professionals. Founded in Madrid in 1890, Mahou purchased San Miguel Brewery in 2000, followed by the incorporation of Canary Islands brand Reina in 2004 and Cervezas Alhambra in 2007. It also diversified its business with the acquisition of Solán de Cabras, a natural mineral water, in 2011. The company’s extensive national beer portfolio includes category leaders such as Mahou Cinco Estrellas, San Miguel Especial, Alhambra Reserva 1925 and San Miguel ECO, Spain’s first organic beer. The brewery also distributes a wide range of quality international beers in Spain as a result of agreements with partners such as Carlsberg and Warsteiner. Mahou San Miguel recently announced plans to develop the Mahou Beer Museum in Madrid’s historic city center to celebrate the family’s longstanding ties to Spain’s brewing culture. For more information, visit www.mahou-sanmiguel.com.

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Heads Up: Pyrex Measuring Cup Set on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:00
1, 2, and 4 Cup Measuring Cups from Pyrex.  See through for easy measuring.  Pre-heated oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher safe.  Made in the USA. These set is scheduled to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal at 7 AM Central.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order. Pyrex 1118990 3-Piece Measuring Cup Set, […]
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Beer In Ads #1406: 62 Individual Reasons To Drink

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:06
Tuesday’s ad is for the Coopers 62, from 2011. Although it’s a newer ad, given that I post my own reasons to drink for any given day, this ad certainly spoke to me, despite most of the reasons being fairly pedestrian. But in a sense, that was the point, that any reason was good enough...

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Complete Kegging Systems from $200.99 Shipped with Stacking Deals + Deep Freeze Deal

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:04
Great Fermentations is discounting both ball lock and pin lock kegging systems.  These are complete with Keg, CO2 Tank, MFL QDs, gas and liquid tubing tubing, faucet, high quality Taprite Regulator with shut off valve, all required clamps and user manual. This bundles with Great Fermentations’ Short $1 flat rate shipping Flash Sale.  That makes complete Pin Lock […]
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Pair of Replacement Keg Lid Feet… $1.39

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:44
via RiteBrew.  Replacement keg closure feet.  These go on the “feet” of your keg lids.  These press against the top of the keg to provide pressure for closing the keg lid.  At some point, these may need replaced. These have been out of stock since October 6.  They are available again as of this posting. 843339 […]
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Edelmetall Burner + Megapot + Chiller – $299, Save $70 – Arrives by Christmas

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:11
Save $70 when you buy an Edelmetall Bru Burner and 10 Gallon MegaPot 1.2 and a Silver Serpent Chiller.  To boot… it arrives by Christmas. Check out the Full Details and Grab the Promo Code More from Northern Brewer:
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15 Gallon Commercial Quality Kettle, NSF Listed – $63.67 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:27
60 Quart/15 Gallon Stockpot from Winware.  Designed for professional use, NSF listed. As of 12/16/14 7:25 PM: This highly rated kettle is selling for $63.67.  Shipping is free.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability. Winware Professional Aluminum 60 Quart Stockpot Recent Amazon Finds:
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Beer Tower Cooler – $40.99 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:18
This Beer Tower Cooler keeps your draft tower cool and reduces foam… saving that first half of beer that sometimes needs to be discarded.  At $39.99 this is also the best price I’m finding, with some options costing as much as $54.99 + shipping. This bundles with GF’s $1 Shipping Flash Sale.  Under that nearly everything ships […]
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Big Brands Continue To Slide

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:24
For the last several years, sales of some of the major beer brands have been slipping, and not just the sub-premiums or secondary packages but even once mighty flagships. 24/7 Wall Street has a new list of some of these brands, characterized as Beers Americans No Longer Drink. Using data from Beer...

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New Belgium Asheville’s brewhouse system slated to arrive in early January

BeerPulse - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:55

New Belgium Brewing Asheville Cellar Deck – KenAbbottPhoto

Press Release: 

(Asheville, NC) – New Belgium Brewing’s Brewhouse vessels start rolling into their new home on Craven Street in Asheville, NC, the second week in January. New Belgium’s 200 hectoliter Brewhouse system departed from GEA Brewery Systems (GEA) in Kitzingen, Germany in mid-November to arrive to the NC State Ports Authority in Wilmington, NC by mid-December. Once the vessels arrive on the site, they will be set into their new home over a period of weeks. Three of the vessels are oversized, requiring rolling road closures and special routing through NC Department of Transportation. Routing will be shared when finalized by NC DOT.

“The on time arrival and delivery of our vessels is testament to having strong, competent brewing, construction and community partners,” said Jay Richardson, New Belgium Asheville General Manager. “We are incredibly grateful to be surrounded by a team that is making extraordinary efforts throughout this process. We will be thoughtful and intentional about the delivery of our vessels and appreciate the patience of those along the route.”

Through the month of January, GEA will be on site installing Brewhouse vessels and tanks, which will arrive via truck to the Craven Street location. Routing will be shared once finalized. The largest of the shipments, arriving the second week in January, includes the lauter tun which is nearly 22’ long x 22’ wide x 15’ high, within its shipping crate. The lauter tun acts as a giant strainer, separating the liquid wort from the grain solids from the mashing process. The whirlpool and hot water tank are also oversized and arriving the second week of January, requiring special routing through NC DOT. Other smaller Brewhouse tanks, including the mash tun and wort boiling kettle, will arrive by flatbed truck with no special routing throughout January.

“This is a real milestone in the process of building our east coast home and an exciting way to kick off 2015,” said Alex Dwoinen, Brewing Manager. “We’re grateful to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the NC State Ports Authority, and the districts along the route for their help in the vessel transportation.”

Fermentation vessels and bright tanks, which are up to 75’ tall, will arrive in spring 2015. A bright tank is where the beer is stored before packaging. Additional information will be provided closer to that time.

New Belgium will be brewing beer in Asheville by the end of 2015.

Fun Asheville Brewery Facts
1 million – pounds of rebar in the cellar deck alone
500,000- minimum number of barrels of beer brewed annually in Asheville at full capacity
42,264 pints– number of pints brewed per batch on a 200hl system
5,000 – yards of concrete poured on the site in 2014
700 – yards of concrete in the cellar deck
350 – number of piles driven to stabilize the ground
350- approximate number of people working on site daily from spring-fall 2015
200 – hectoliters per batch in our brewing system = 5,283 gallons
150- approximate number of people working on site daily in January 2015
74—number of immediate neighbors who shared a potluck meal this November
45 – approximate number of coworkers New Belgium will hire in Asheville in 2015
30 – number of fermentation and bright tanks the cellar deck is ready to receive
20 – approximate number of coworkers who will be hired annually through full build out
9 –silos in our malt silo building that hold between 50 and 100 metric tons
6 –number of bright beer tanks in our cellar
3 –beer styles initially brewed in Asheville
2- Asheville hires who will be co-owners by January 2015
1 – new East Coast home

ABOUT NEW BELGIUM BREWING
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, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews eight year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

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New Belgium Asheville’s brewhouse system slated to arrive in early January

BeerNews.org - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:55

New Belgium Brewing Asheville Cellar Deck – KenAbbottPhoto

Press Release: 

(Asheville, NC) – New Belgium Brewing’s Brewhouse vessels start rolling into their new home on Craven Street in Asheville, NC, the second week in January. New Belgium’s 200 hectoliter Brewhouse system departed from GEA Brewery Systems (GEA) in Kitzingen, Germany in mid-November to arrive to the NC State Ports Authority in Wilmington, NC by mid-December. Once the vessels arrive on the site, they will be set into their new home over a period of weeks. Three of the vessels are oversized, requiring rolling road closures and special routing through NC Department of Transportation. Routing will be shared when finalized by NC DOT.

“The on time arrival and delivery of our vessels is testament to having strong, competent brewing, construction and community partners,” said Jay Richardson, New Belgium Asheville General Manager. “We are incredibly grateful to be surrounded by a team that is making extraordinary efforts throughout this process. We will be thoughtful and intentional about the delivery of our vessels and appreciate the patience of those along the route.”

Through the month of January, GEA will be on site installing Brewhouse vessels and tanks, which will arrive via truck to the Craven Street location. Routing will be shared once finalized. The largest of the shipments, arriving the second week in January, includes the lauter tun which is nearly 22’ long x 22’ wide x 15’ high, within its shipping crate. The lauter tun acts as a giant strainer, separating the liquid wort from the grain solids from the mashing process. The whirlpool and hot water tank are also oversized and arriving the second week of January, requiring special routing through NC DOT. Other smaller Brewhouse tanks, including the mash tun and wort boiling kettle, will arrive by flatbed truck with no special routing throughout January.

“This is a real milestone in the process of building our east coast home and an exciting way to kick off 2015,” said Alex Dwoinen, Brewing Manager. “We’re grateful to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the NC State Ports Authority, and the districts along the route for their help in the vessel transportation.”

Fermentation vessels and bright tanks, which are up to 75’ tall, will arrive in spring 2015. A bright tank is where the beer is stored before packaging. Additional information will be provided closer to that time.

New Belgium will be brewing beer in Asheville by the end of 2015.

Fun Asheville Brewery Facts
1 million – pounds of rebar in the cellar deck alone
500,000- minimum number of barrels of beer brewed annually in Asheville at full capacity
42,264 pints– number of pints brewed per batch on a 200hl system
5,000 – yards of concrete poured on the site in 2014
700 – yards of concrete in the cellar deck
350 – number of piles driven to stabilize the ground
350- approximate number of people working on site daily from spring-fall 2015
200 – hectoliters per batch in our brewing system = 5,283 gallons
150- approximate number of people working on site daily in January 2015
74—number of immediate neighbors who shared a potluck meal this November
45 – approximate number of coworkers New Belgium will hire in Asheville in 2015
30 – number of fermentation and bright tanks the cellar deck is ready to receive
20 – approximate number of coworkers who will be hired annually through full build out
9 –silos in our malt silo building that hold between 50 and 100 metric tons
6 –number of bright beer tanks in our cellar
3 –beer styles initially brewed in Asheville
2- Asheville hires who will be co-owners by January 2015
1 – new East Coast home

ABOUT NEW BELGIUM BREWING
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, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews eight year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

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Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA coming to year-round can and draft lineup

BeerPulse - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:30

Press Release: 

(Longmont, CO, & Brevard, NC) – Oskar Blues is adding PINNER Throwback IPA to the brewery’s year-round lineup of beers in 12-ounce CANs and on draft. PINNER will be released first in Oskar Blues’ home states of ColoRADo and North Carolina in mid-December. Coming in at 4.9 percent ABV and 35 IBUs, this primo dry-hopped brew will be easy to throw back. To put it bluntly, PINNER will be the lowest year-round ABV beer to blaze out of Oskar Blues’ brewhouses.

“Many things contribute to flavor in beer, and with Pinner it’s a focus on hops and malt–with a considerable nod to the hops,” says Oskar Blues ColoRADo head brewer Tim Matthews. “With the lower ABV, layers of flavor build on one another–with one sip citrus, the next sip pineapple, next sip papaya, next sip passion fruit, next sip toasted bread–and then on to the next pint.”

Dry-hopping with several different heady hops, including a killer experimental variety, gives PINNER this tropical, stoned fruit aroma with hints of pine and smooth malt in the flavor.

PINNER will be brewed in both home states of ColoRADo and North Carolina and initially distributed just in Oskar Blues’ backyards. PINNER will join the mixed-pack, CANundrum, in February for national distribution, making that a hotbox of Oskar Blues beers. CANundrum will now include the iconic Dale’s Pale Ale, the crisp Mama’s Little Yella Pils, the peaty smooth Old Chub Scotch Ale, and the 4.9 percent ABV PINNER IPA.

CANundrum gives chronic CAN’d craft beer drinkers a way to pack in four different Oskar Blues brews at music festivals, trail side, or the lake. It also makes great swag for your variety-loving craft beer buds. #pinner #canibeblunt #sipsipgive

About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded as a brewpub by Dale Katechis in 1997, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse in 2002 using a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. In 2008, the makers of the top-selling pale ale in ColoRADo, Dale’s Pale Ale, moved into a 35,000-square-foot facility in Longmont, ColoRADo. The brewery has since experienced explosive growth-packaging 59,000 barrels of beer in 2011 and 86,750 barrels in 2012. In December of 2012, Oskar Blues opened the doors to an additional brewery in Brevard, North Carolina. Recently, Oskar Blues secured an additional 60,000 square feet in their Colorado location to allow additional production and add six full-size Brunswick bowling lanes to the Tasty Weasel Taproom.Together, the breweries packaged 119,000 barrels of beer in 2013, distributing trailblazing craft brews to 36 states and Washington, D.C.

http://www.facebook.com/OskarBluesCans

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Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA coming to year-round can and draft lineup

BeerNews.org - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:30

Press Release: 

(Longmont, CO, & Brevard, NC) – Oskar Blues is adding PINNER Throwback IPA to the brewery’s year-round lineup of beers in 12-ounce CANs and on draft. PINNER will be released first in Oskar Blues’ home states of ColoRADo and North Carolina in mid-December. Coming in at 4.9 percent ABV and 35 IBUs, this primo dry-hopped brew will be easy to throw back. To put it bluntly, PINNER will be the lowest year-round ABV beer to blaze out of Oskar Blues’ brewhouses.

“Many things contribute to flavor in beer, and with Pinner it’s a focus on hops and malt–with a considerable nod to the hops,” says Oskar Blues ColoRADo head brewer Tim Matthews. “With the lower ABV, layers of flavor build on one another–with one sip citrus, the next sip pineapple, next sip papaya, next sip passion fruit, next sip toasted bread–and then on to the next pint.”

Dry-hopping with several different heady hops, including a killer experimental variety, gives PINNER this tropical, stoned fruit aroma with hints of pine and smooth malt in the flavor.

PINNER will be brewed in both home states of ColoRADo and North Carolina and initially distributed just in Oskar Blues’ backyards. PINNER will join the mixed-pack, CANundrum, in February for national distribution, making that a hotbox of Oskar Blues beers. CANundrum will now include the iconic Dale’s Pale Ale, the crisp Mama’s Little Yella Pils, the peaty smooth Old Chub Scotch Ale, and the 4.9 percent ABV PINNER IPA.

CANundrum gives chronic CAN’d craft beer drinkers a way to pack in four different Oskar Blues brews at music festivals, trail side, or the lake. It also makes great swag for your variety-loving craft beer buds. #pinner #canibeblunt #sipsipgive

About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded as a brewpub by Dale Katechis in 1997, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse in 2002 using a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. In 2008, the makers of the top-selling pale ale in ColoRADo, Dale’s Pale Ale, moved into a 35,000-square-foot facility in Longmont, ColoRADo. The brewery has since experienced explosive growth-packaging 59,000 barrels of beer in 2011 and 86,750 barrels in 2012. In December of 2012, Oskar Blues opened the doors to an additional brewery in Brevard, North Carolina. Recently, Oskar Blues secured an additional 60,000 square feet in their Colorado location to allow additional production and add six full-size Brunswick bowling lanes to the Tasty Weasel Taproom.Together, the breweries packaged 119,000 barrels of beer in 2013, distributing trailblazing craft brews to 36 states and Washington, D.C.

http://www.facebook.com/OskarBluesCans

http://www.facebook.com/OskarBluesBrewerySoutheast

http://twitter.com/oskarblues

http://twitter.com/oskarblueswnc

http://www.youtube.com/oskarbluescans

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Funky Buddha Brewery bottles now available throughout South Florida

BeerPulse - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:08

Press Release: 

(Oakland Park, FL) – Florida, it’s time to Get Funky! That’s right: Funky Buddha is proud to announce that bottles of its acclaimed beers will be hitting distribution for the first time on Wednesday, December 10. This anticipated launch will see six-pack, 12-ounce bottles arriving on the shelves of major retailers throughout South Florida just in time for the holiday season.

“The launch of package is a huge leap in our growth as a company and a dramatic step forward for the evolution of craft beer in South Florida,” says KC Sentz, General Manager and Co-Owner of Funky Buddha Brewery. “Our customers have been demanding this for a long time, so the fact that they will finally be able to walk into a store and purchase a six-pack of our beer is an extremely proud moment.”

This launch truly has been a long time in the making. In February, Funky Buddha set out on a three-million dollar expansion to its Oakland Park facility that included taking on an additional 21,000 square/feet production space, technical upgrades to the infrastructure of the facility, and a host of new equipment – including a bottling line from industry leaders CFT and a centrifugal separator from Westfalia Group. This state-of-the-art equipment will ensure the highest level of quality and freshness for Funky Buddha’s beers, all while preserving the bold flavors the brewery has become known for. Simply put: this expansion has cemented the framework for Funky Buddha to create and distribute over 600,000 cases of beer throughout Florida by the end of 2016.

“Florida is thirsty for our beer, and we’re excited to say that we’re ready to deliver,” says Head Brewer and Co-Owner Ryan Sentz. “We’re humbled by the response we’ve received to our beers in the past two years, which just makes the future that much more exciting.”

That future begins on December 10, when Funky Buddha will launch six-packs of its best-selling flagships Floridian Hefeweizen and Hop Gun India Pale Ale at major retailers throughout Broward, Dade, Palm Beach, and Monroe counties. Now, a little more on these launch beers:

Floridian Hefeweizen (92 rating on RateBeer.com) is a perennial favorite on draught throughout Florida and the best-selling beer in Funky Buddha’s acclaimed line up. This German-style wheat ale is full on flavor yet light on the palate, with the compelling notes of banana, citrus and clove. Available year-round, Floridian Hefeweizen will be packaged in cases of four six-packs. (image attached)

Hop Gun IPA (95 rating on RateBeer.com) is Funky Buddha’s East Coast-style India Pale Ale, delivering a payload of good ol’ American hops that burst forth with the flavors of grapefruit and pineapple. Smooth caramel and honey malts balance out the complex hop finish – just like any good wingman should. Also available year-round, Hop Gun IPA will be packaged in cases of four six-packs. (image attached)

Funky Buddha isn’t stopping there. In January, the brewery plans to launch Zen Session IPA (formerly known as Crusher IPA), a light-bodied, 4.5% ABV ale brewed with Citra hops for lush citrus aroma and flavor. That month will also see the release of the brewery’s first limited, 12-ounce four-pack, Last Snow Porter. Ranked as the #2 porter in the world by the 2014 Rate Beer Best awards, Last Snow is an ode to Florida “winter” brewed with real coffee, white chocolate, and coconut.

Moving forward in 2015, seasonal four-pack releases will include favorites Nib Smuggler Chocolate Milk Porter, More Moro Blood Orange IPA, Blueberry Cobbler Ale, and Sweet Potato Casserole. Limited 22-ounce “bombers” will also hit distribution in 2015 and include the brewery’s sought-after specialty release and barrel-aged brews, the first of which will be Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, scheduled for release at the brewery on January 10. Package product will be distributed by Brown Distributing of West Palm Beach, with distribution throughout the Orlando, Tampa, and Northern Florida markets by the end of 2015.

Categories: Beer Blogosphere News

Funky Buddha Brewery bottles now available throughout South Florida

BeerNews.org - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:08

Press Release: 

(Oakland Park, FL) – Florida, it’s time to Get Funky! That’s right: Funky Buddha is proud to announce that bottles of its acclaimed beers will be hitting distribution for the first time on Wednesday, December 10. This anticipated launch will see six-pack, 12-ounce bottles arriving on the shelves of major retailers throughout South Florida just in time for the holiday season.

“The launch of package is a huge leap in our growth as a company and a dramatic step forward for the evolution of craft beer in South Florida,” says KC Sentz, General Manager and Co-Owner of Funky Buddha Brewery. “Our customers have been demanding this for a long time, so the fact that they will finally be able to walk into a store and purchase a six-pack of our beer is an extremely proud moment.”

This launch truly has been a long time in the making. In February, Funky Buddha set out on a three-million dollar expansion to its Oakland Park facility that included taking on an additional 21,000 square/feet production space, technical upgrades to the infrastructure of the facility, and a host of new equipment – including a bottling line from industry leaders CFT and a centrifugal separator from Westfalia Group. This state-of-the-art equipment will ensure the highest level of quality and freshness for Funky Buddha’s beers, all while preserving the bold flavors the brewery has become known for. Simply put: this expansion has cemented the framework for Funky Buddha to create and distribute over 600,000 cases of beer throughout Florida by the end of 2016.

“Florida is thirsty for our beer, and we’re excited to say that we’re ready to deliver,” says Head Brewer and Co-Owner Ryan Sentz. “We’re humbled by the response we’ve received to our beers in the past two years, which just makes the future that much more exciting.”

That future begins on December 10, when Funky Buddha will launch six-packs of its best-selling flagships Floridian Hefeweizen and Hop Gun India Pale Ale at major retailers throughout Broward, Dade, Palm Beach, and Monroe counties. Now, a little more on these launch beers:

Floridian Hefeweizen (92 rating on RateBeer.com) is a perennial favorite on draught throughout Florida and the best-selling beer in Funky Buddha’s acclaimed line up. This German-style wheat ale is full on flavor yet light on the palate, with the compelling notes of banana, citrus and clove. Available year-round, Floridian Hefeweizen will be packaged in cases of four six-packs. (image attached)

Hop Gun IPA (95 rating on RateBeer.com) is Funky Buddha’s East Coast-style India Pale Ale, delivering a payload of good ol’ American hops that burst forth with the flavors of grapefruit and pineapple. Smooth caramel and honey malts balance out the complex hop finish – just like any good wingman should. Also available year-round, Hop Gun IPA will be packaged in cases of four six-packs. (image attached)

Funky Buddha isn’t stopping there. In January, the brewery plans to launch Zen Session IPA (formerly known as Crusher IPA), a light-bodied, 4.5% ABV ale brewed with Citra hops for lush citrus aroma and flavor. That month will also see the release of the brewery’s first limited, 12-ounce four-pack, Last Snow Porter. Ranked as the #2 porter in the world by the 2014 Rate Beer Best awards, Last Snow is an ode to Florida “winter” brewed with real coffee, white chocolate, and coconut.

Moving forward in 2015, seasonal four-pack releases will include favorites Nib Smuggler Chocolate Milk Porter, More Moro Blood Orange IPA, Blueberry Cobbler Ale, and Sweet Potato Casserole. Limited 22-ounce “bombers” will also hit distribution in 2015 and include the brewery’s sought-after specialty release and barrel-aged brews, the first of which will be Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, scheduled for release at the brewery on January 10. Package product will be distributed by Brown Distributing of West Palm Beach, with distribution throughout the Orlando, Tampa, and Northern Florida markets by the end of 2015.

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$1 Shipping Flash Sale with Guaranteed Christmas Delivery!

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:44
Great Fermentations just announced a $1 flat rate shipping Flash Sale for orders over $25! Nearly everything site wide is included in the sale.  Bulk grain is the only exclusion. Often excluded Blichmann Gear is.. not excluded.  Great Fermentations has one of the best lineups of Blichmann Gear, including replacement parts and pieces that I’m aware of.  Whammo. This […]
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Replacement Keg Lids – $14.99 – Back in Stock + Brand New Ball Locks for $85

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:20
Replacement Keg Lids via RiteBrew.  Includes Pressure Relief Valve/PRV and O-Ring.  These have been out of stock since mid July.  They are available again as of this posting. 843331 – Replacement Keg Lid – $14.99 Also Consider: Brand New Ball Lock Kegs (NSF Certified) – $84.99 Recent RiteBrew Finds:
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Maui | Stone Craft Beverages now distributing 21 craft brands throughout Maui

BeerPulse - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:20

Press Release: 

(Maui, HI) – Maui | Stone Craft Beverages, a distribution company formed by and San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co., is now distributing 21 craft brands throughout the island of Maui. Thanks to the company’s dedicated focus on freshness, Maui’s residents and visitors can now enjoy craft beers and ciders treated with the tender love and care that all craft beverages should be shown—refrigeration during every step of the distribution process.

“It’s been a long journey, but our team has really stayed the course, and now Maui | Stone Craft Beverages is ready to help Hawaii cast commodity beer aside and move to quality craft beers,” said Maui Brewing Co. founder Garrett Marrero. “Craft beer options in Maui have grown since we first began brewing, and with the addition of 20 new brands, Hawaii is about to take another large, tasty leap forward. It’s exciting to partner with Stone, as our companies are aligned with the same beliefs and goals of providing the best possible craft beer to our fans.”

“With the advent of Maui | Stone Craft Beverages, we are excited to offer Stone Brewing beers and other artisanal brands to enthusiasts in Maui,” said Stone Brewing Co. CEO and co-founder Greg Koch. “Ensuring that fans enjoy fresh beer is something Stone has advocated for many years. The handling of beer during the distribution process is critically important. It’s with this philosophy in mind that Maui Brewing and Stone Brewing came together to develop a company that guarantees an incredible selection of fresh craft beers and ciders to Maui.”

Maui | Stone Craft Beverages ships bottles, cans and kegs from San Diego to Maui by way of refrigerated containers and then transports them in refrigerated trucks to a 16,000-square-foot distribution center in Maui that has a huge cold-storage refrigerator. From there, the beers and ciders are delivered to select retailers, restaurants and bars on the island via—you guessed it—refrigerated trucks. Through every link in the distribution chain, from the mainland all the way to retail outlets in Maui, the craft beverages are consistently kept at an optimal temperature to guarantee their bold, delicious flavors are faithfully preserved.

Enthusiasts in Maui can now enjoy beers and ciders from:
AleSmith Brewing Company – San Diego, CA
Avery Brewing Company – Boulder, CO
Bear Republic Brewing Co. – Healdsburg, CA
Black Market Brewing Co. – Temecula, CA
The Bruery – Placentia, CA
Eel River Brewing Company – Fortuna, CA
Great Divide Brewing Co. – Denver, CO
Julian Hard Cider – Julian, CA
Lightning Brewery – Poway, CA
The Lost Abbey – San Marcos, CA
Maui Brewing Co. – Maui, HI
Modern Times Beer – San Diego, CA
Mother Earth Brew Co. – Vista, CA
Oskar Blues Brewery – Longmont, CO
Pizza Port Brewing Company – Carlsbad, CA
Port Brewing Company – San Marcos, CA
Refuge Brewery – Temecula, CA
Saint Archer Brewing Co. – San Diego, CA
SKA Brewing – Durango, CO
Stone Brewing Co. – Escondido, CA
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks – Salem, OR

For more information on Maui | Stone Craft Beverages or the various brands offered, please visit mscbhawaii.com.

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