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Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest bottles debut on August 1st

BeerNews.org - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 07:44

Press Release: 

First Packaged Release of Firestone Walker’sOaktoberfest” Arrives on August 1

(Paso Robles, CA) – It’s time to dust off your stein and get a jump on German tradition as Firestone Walker Brewing Company is set to release Oaktoberfest in bottles, marking the first-ever packaged release of this “Paso Märzen Bier.”

“Oaktoberfest is a real quaffer,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “It’s mellow and rounded with this gorgeous autumn orange hue—it’s the kind of beer you should be drinking out of a liter mug.”

Oaktoberfest is a seasonal offering for late summer and fall, and will be available in six packs starting on August 1. Until now, the beer was exclusively a seasonal draft offering originally made for the brewery’s local Oaktoberfest celebration.

While the upcoming Oaktoberfest release is true to the brewery’s original version, it’s now slightly drier and hoppier to provide more balance with the sweeter malt character of the style.

“Oaktoberfest has always provided us an opportunity to play around with new German hop cultivars,” Brynildson said. “We’re now focusing on Hallertau Tradition, and we contracted directly with several German farmers to make sure we had enough to last. When visiting some of my favorite German lager breweries, I’ve seen a ton of Hallertau Tradition in their closets, and it proved to be a natural fit for Oaktoberfest.”

He added, “Nevertheless, this is not a hop-driven beer. It’s very traditional in style, incorporating equal amounts of Vienna malt and Pilsner malt, both from Germany. It all comes together to create this classic Märzen profile, with subtle honey-like aromas and hints of noble hop spice.”

The name Oaktoberfest is a nod to the brewery’s hometown of Paso Robles—Spanish for “Pass of The Oaks”—as well as the longtime presence of oak barrels as a central part of the Firestone Walker brewing operation. The checkered blue and white pattern on the label echoes the Bavarian flag and pays homage to the style.

The 2014 Madonna Inn Oktoberfest presented by Firestone Walker Brewing Company takes place on October 11. As always, Oaktoberfest will be racked to oak barrels and ceremonially tapped to punctuate the festivities.

“Tapping the barrels of Oaktoberfest has been an annual rite here for nearly a decade,” Brynildson said. “It’s a journey that has finally found its way into the bottle.”

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Fireman’s Brew lands in Michigan with Great Lakes Wine & Spirits

BeerPulse - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 07:23

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(Los Angeles, CA) – Fireman’s Brew, a Los Angeles-based craft beer company founded by two firefighters, today announced a partnership with Great Lakes Wines & Spirits to distribute its award-winning beers throughout Michigan. Now, craft beer lovers across “The Great Lake State” will be able to enjoy Fireman’s Brew handcrafted beers at their favorite on-premise or off-premise locations. Michigan marks the fifteenth state that this rapidly growing craft beer brand has expanded into since 2012. Fireman’s Brew is now available in its home state of California along with Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, Virginia, Rhode Island, New York, and Hawaii.

“We are excited to launch Fireman’s Brew in the great state of Michigan, and increase our distribution footprint throughout the Midwest,” said Rob Nowaczyk, founder of Fireman’s Brew. “2014 Continues to be another break-out year, and with our expansion into Michigan we are now one step closer towards our goal of developing Fireman’s Brew into a national brand.”

Roger Baer, CEO of Fireman’s Brew added, “We are thrilled to partner with Michigan’s leading beverage distributor, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, and look forward to working closely with their team to help build Fireman’s Brew throughout the market.”

Already one of the fastest growing craft beer brands in its home state of California, Fireman’s Brew newly expanded distribution network provides an opportunity for the company to reach thousands of on-premise and retail outlets across both the Upper and Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Through the agreement, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits will distribute Fireman’s Brew signature beers in 12-ounce bottle six-packs, twelve-pack samplers and kegs including:

§ Fireman’s Brew: Blonde (Pilsner-style Lager; 5% ABV)
§ Fireman’s Brew: Brunette (German-style Doublebock; 8% ABV)
§ Fireman’s Brew: Redhead (Amber Ale; 5.5% ABV)

“We’re honored to have the opportunity to launch Fireman’s Brew in Michigan,” commented Mark Noll, General Sales Manager – Beer Division at Great Lakes Wine & Spirits. “Fireman’s Brew is a great addition to our expanding craft beer portfolio. With three great tasting beers, a compelling brand story and firefighter heritage, they’re a great fit for Michigan’s fast-growing craft market.”

Conceived by two Los Angeles-based firefighters after extinguishing a brushfire in the local mountains, Fireman’s Brew grew out of their vision to create a premium line of handcrafted ales and lagers that would quench their thirsts after an exhausting day on the firelines. Fireman’s Brew collection of micro-brewed beers are created using only the finest of all-natural ingredients to deliver bold, full-flavored, traditional tastes and easy drinking refreshment. In addition, the company is committed to giving back to the firefighter community upon which it was founded by donating a portion of company proceeds to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to honoring fallen firefighters and providing assistance to their surviving families.

For more information on Fireman’s Brew visit www.firemansbrew.com.

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Fireman’s Brew lands in Michigan with Great Lakes Wine & Spirits

BeerNews.org - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 07:23

Press Release: 

(Los Angeles, CA) – Fireman’s Brew, a Los Angeles-based craft beer company founded by two firefighters, today announced a partnership with Great Lakes Wines & Spirits to distribute its award-winning beers throughout Michigan. Now, craft beer lovers across “The Great Lake State” will be able to enjoy Fireman’s Brew handcrafted beers at their favorite on-premise or off-premise locations. Michigan marks the fifteenth state that this rapidly growing craft beer brand has expanded into since 2012. Fireman’s Brew is now available in its home state of California along with Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, Virginia, Rhode Island, New York, and Hawaii.

“We are excited to launch Fireman’s Brew in the great state of Michigan, and increase our distribution footprint throughout the Midwest,” said Rob Nowaczyk, founder of Fireman’s Brew. “2014 Continues to be another break-out year, and with our expansion into Michigan we are now one step closer towards our goal of developing Fireman’s Brew into a national brand.”

Roger Baer, CEO of Fireman’s Brew added, “We are thrilled to partner with Michigan’s leading beverage distributor, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, and look forward to working closely with their team to help build Fireman’s Brew throughout the market.”

Already one of the fastest growing craft beer brands in its home state of California, Fireman’s Brew newly expanded distribution network provides an opportunity for the company to reach thousands of on-premise and retail outlets across both the Upper and Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Through the agreement, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits will distribute Fireman’s Brew signature beers in 12-ounce bottle six-packs, twelve-pack samplers and kegs including:

§ Fireman’s Brew: Blonde (Pilsner-style Lager; 5% ABV)
§ Fireman’s Brew: Brunette (German-style Doublebock; 8% ABV)
§ Fireman’s Brew: Redhead (Amber Ale; 5.5% ABV)

“We’re honored to have the opportunity to launch Fireman’s Brew in Michigan,” commented Mark Noll, General Sales Manager – Beer Division at Great Lakes Wine & Spirits. “Fireman’s Brew is a great addition to our expanding craft beer portfolio. With three great tasting beers, a compelling brand story and firefighter heritage, they’re a great fit for Michigan’s fast-growing craft market.”

Conceived by two Los Angeles-based firefighters after extinguishing a brushfire in the local mountains, Fireman’s Brew grew out of their vision to create a premium line of handcrafted ales and lagers that would quench their thirsts after an exhausting day on the firelines. Fireman’s Brew collection of micro-brewed beers are created using only the finest of all-natural ingredients to deliver bold, full-flavored, traditional tastes and easy drinking refreshment. In addition, the company is committed to giving back to the firefighter community upon which it was founded by donating a portion of company proceeds to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to honoring fallen firefighters and providing assistance to their surviving families.

For more information on Fireman’s Brew visit www.firemansbrew.com.

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Great Lakes Oktoberfest returns

BeerNews.org - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 07:12

We’re thrilled to announce the return of our award-winning Seasonal, Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest has rich malt flavors balanced by fragrant noble hops, and boasts a perfect score of 100 at BeerAdvocate.com. Release Details:

Thursday, July 17: Oktoberfest on tap exclusively in the GLBC Brewpub (11:30AM)

Friday, July 18: Oktoberfest bottles on sale exclusively in the GLBC Gift Shop (5PM) 

Monday, July 21: Oktoberfest begins flowing in our distribution markets.

via Great Lakes News.

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Great Lakes Oktoberfest returns

BeerPulse - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 07:12

We’re thrilled to announce the return of our award-winning Seasonal, Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest has rich malt flavors balanced by fragrant noble hops, and boasts a perfect score of 100 at BeerAdvocate.com. Release Details:

Thursday, July 17: Oktoberfest on tap exclusively in the GLBC Brewpub (11:30AM)

Friday, July 18: Oktoberfest bottles on sale exclusively in the GLBC Gift Shop (5PM) 

Monday, July 21: Oktoberfest begins flowing in our distribution markets.

via Great Lakes News.

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Beer In Ads#1255: How To Get The Dishes Done

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:04
Friday’s ad is another one for Schlitz, this time from 1951. Want to get your man off the couch watching the baseball game? Ply him off the Lazyboy by waving a bottle of beer at him. “When there’s Schlitz in the picture, even a domestic chore becomes an attractive...

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Maris Otter Extract Syrup - 15% Off for HBF Readers!

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:57

More Beer recently announced exclusive availability of Crisp Maris Otter Malt Extract.  

From that announcement: "For the first time Crisp's Famous Maris Otter Malt is available to extract brewers.  Maris Otter is a low yield Heirloom varietal famous for producing full bodied and robustly flavored beer.  Exclusively at MoreBeer" 

More Beer is offering Homebrew Finds Readers 15% off all sizes (4 lb through 9 lb sizes).  This is a stock up sale in that there is no limit on the number you can buy with this discount.  This also qualifies for More Beer's Free Shipping Promo.

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Beer Birthday: Glenn Payne

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:48
Today is also the 60th birthday of Glenn Payne, an Englishman wearing many beer hats. I first met Glenn many moons ago when he was the beer buyer for Safeway in the UK. Since then, we’ve judged together many times at both GABF and the World Beer Cup, and I think once at the Great...

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Hops & History 2

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:43
Last year, the San Francisco Brewers Guild put together a fun event at the Old Mint with Flipside and the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society called Hops & History, in which I was the moderator of a panel discussion about opening and running a brewery in the city of San Francisco, and...

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Eva Dry 500 for Kegerator Condensation - $22.99 + Hands on Review

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:10
The Eva Dry E-500 is down to $22.99.  That's lowest Amazon price we've seen since December of last year.  Ships free with Amazon Prime or with a qualifying $35 order.
I use an Eva-dry E-500 to handle condensation build up in my converted chest freezer.  Check out my extensive Hands on Review.  This is a Top Find!
Mine has been going strong since October of 2008...



Eva-dry E-500 Renewable Wireless Mini Dehumidifer - $22.99 + Free Shipping with $35 order - Filler Items

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6 Pack of Stir Bars - $2.27 Each... Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:24
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Beer Birthday: Carol Stoudt

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:10
Today is Carol Stoudt’s birthday. She and her husband Ed started the first microbrewery in Pennsylvania, Stoudt Brewing, not far from where I grew up. After my grandfather retired, he worked part time there helping out with maintenance. He was married to Ed’s aunt so I’m distantly...

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Hand Carved Maple Hardwood Mash Paddle - $41.99

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:08

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

Hand Carved Maple Hardwood Mash Paddle (36") AG438  $41.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order - Filler Items

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Patagonia Malts - with Patagonia IPA Recipe from NHC

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:36

One of the homebrews that stood out to me while attending the recent National Homebrewer's Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan was an IPA that was served by Brewer's Supply Group (BSG) at their booth at the Conference.  It was... delicious.  Roasty, great hop character and easy to drink.  I swung by for two samples and shortly returned... for a third and it was gone.  After the conference, I got a hold of BSG to ask about the beer.  I learned that it was formulated and brewed by Juno Choi.  Juno kindly shared the recipe with me and I'd like to share it with you.  Thank you Juno!

The recipe features 100% Patagonia Malts from Chile.  Those were new to me and I think relatively new to the homebrew market here in the US, because... I had a very difficult time sourcing the grain for this recipe.  After looking around a bit, I contacted Bryan at Great Fermentations.  They already carried Patagonia, just not not all three varieties that this recipe calls for.  Bryan kindly sourced the remaining grains and has stocked them at Great Fermentations.  Thank you so much Bryan!  My order is... on the way.  I'm also going to try GF's "1 Hour IPA" Kit.  

On to the recipe...

All Grain:

Fermentables:
10.8 lbs Patagonia Extra Pale Malt
.6 lb Patagonia Caramel 90L
.6 lb Patagonia Caramel 190L

Hops:
60 Minutes - 2 OZ Motueka
10 Minutes - 2 OZ Pacifica
1 Minute - 1 OZ Nelson Sauvin

Mash for 60 Minutes at 152 deg F

Ferment with Safale US-05 at 68 deg F

About The Beer, Estimates:
OG: 1.061 at 70% Efficiency
FG: 1.017
ABV: 5.76%
IBU 71.23
SRM 17.78

Extract:
The all grain recipe features Patagonia Malts from beginning to end.  Extract Patagonia Extra Pale Malt doesn't exist.  You could still get the same idea by substituting 8 lbs of Liquid Malt Extract for the Extra Pale and steep the caramel malts.  That gets you the same gravity and pretty well everything else, although the SRM does go up to 18.74.  Again, not the exact same beer, but you will get a lot of the great roasty flavors from the Patagonia Caramel Malts and all of the hop character.


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Beer In Ads #1255: 7th Inning Schlitzstretch

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:29
Thursday’s ad is for Schlitz, from 1957. Given we’re in the middle of the all-star break, I figured a “7th Inning Schlitzerstretch” might be in order. It’s subtitled “How Cheering Raises A Schlitzthirst.” I confess I love the Schlitzerland ad campaign,...

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Perlick Forward Sealing, Flow Control, and... Stainless 650SS - $49.94

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:30

The Perlick 650SS, the much anticipated redesign of Perlick's 545PC Flow Control Faucet, is finally available.  This faucet is forward sealing, made of 304 Stainless Steel and includes a flow compensator.  That flow compensator allows you to adjust the resistance your faucet is exerting.  That means less tubing and potentially less foaming and wasted beer. The compensation feature also makes it easier to serve higher carbonation beers as you can set the faucet to provide resistance to offset the increased pressure needed to store these beers.

Perlick 650SS Flow Control Faucet - $69.99 $49.94

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Reader Photos: Brand New, NSF Approved Ball Lock Keg - $84.99 + Feedback

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:15
Thanks to Twitter Follower @zip100473 for these photos and feedback! Connect with HBF on Twitter - Here
Zip picked up a couple of these brand new kegs from RiteBrew.  He said they are "Beautiful" and tweeted me a few pictures.  
These Brand New, NSF Approved, 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs are selling for $84.99.  That's the second lowest price we've seen on Homebrew Finds for a brand new ball lock keg.  Probably the lowest price ever on an NSF Approved Keg.  This is a great deal for a brand new keg.







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    Large Mesh Bag - for Brew in a Bag Brewing - $4.95 + Brew Day Pictures

    Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 09:16
    A picture of this bag being used when I brewed More Beer's Pliny the Elder Kit - See: Brewing More Beer's Pliny the Elder Kit for more pictures of this bag in action.
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    Mesh Bag - 29in x 29in with Drawstring BAG26 - $4.95 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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