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Allagash Brewing Co. launches Western New York distribution next week

BeerNews.org - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:30

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(Portland, ME) – Allagash beer is returning to Western and Central New York State. After an absence of 5 years, Allagash Brewing Company is partnering with distributors in the network of its current partner, Sheehan Family Companies to expand its territory across New York State.

TJ Sheehan and Tri-Valley Beverage, both part of Sheehan Family Companies distribution network, will begin selling Allagash Beers on August 25, across 31 additional counties. This expansion across New York State will complete the Allagash footprint across the state.

Sheehan Family Companies distributes Allagash Brewing Company throughout its current footprint, across all 5 boroughs in New York City, Long Island, and up through Albany.

“We are excited to bring our full lineup of beers back into these counties,” said Naomi Neville, National Sales Director for Allagash Brewing Company. “Building on our existing distributor relationships, combined with our existing sales support, makes the expansion simple and efficient.”

“We are excited to be bringing the great beers of Allagash back to Western New York just in time for Labor Day, and even more excited to be expanding our partnership with one of the industry’s truly great craft brewers” said Mike Brazel, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Sheehan Family Companies.

“We have a great relationship with the Sheehan Family Companies,” said founder Rob Tod. “We’ve been looking forward to the date we could return ever since we reduced our distribution due to capacity constraints.”

Launch events and tastings will be scheduled across Western and Central New York state beginning the week of August 25th. To learn more, visit our website at Allagash.com or follow us at @AllagashDave on Twitter.

Full list of new counties:
Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Erie, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monrole, Niagara, Oneida, Ontario, Onondaga, Orleans, Oswega, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

About Allagash Brewing Company
Allagash was founded by Rob Tod in 1995, and has grown from a one-man operation into one of the Top 50 Craft Breweries in U.S. (by sales volume) and a spot on Maine’s Best Places to Work list in 2013. Allagash brews Belgian inspired beers and is best known for its flagship beer, Allagash White. Allagash has won many national and international awards in its 19 years, and is viewed as a leader of innovative brewing techniques in the craft beer world. Being environmentally and socially responsible is a core value at Allagash, constantly working to lessen the environmental impact of their operations. Allagash distributes beer in 17 states and DC.

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Nikobrew – 15% Off All Hops!

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:09

For a limited time Nikobrew is discounting all of their hops, site wide, by 15%.  This includes hard to find lbs of Amarillo and Citra.  Full lbs start at just $7.65/lb.  Use promo code HOMEBREWFINDS to get this discount.

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This sale brings Centennial lbs down to $11.90 per lb.  That’s an exceptional deal.

Applies to any amount of hops and includes Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and APO/FPO addresses.

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Knee Deep Brewing ships first beers to Clare Rose in Long Island

BeerPulse - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:57

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(Long Island, NY) – Knee Deep Brewing Company is now on its way to Long Island. We are pleased to announce that Knee Deep beers are now in transit to Clare Rose in E. Yaphank, NY. Clare Rose will distribute Knee Deep Beers throughout Long Island. The addition of Clare Rose to our distribution network not only makes our beer available to Long Island craft lovers, but also finalizes our expansion in New York state, said Jerry Moore, CEO of Knee Deep. Our goal is to establish partnerships with professional, high quality distributors and we feel we’ve certainly accomplished that with Clare Rose, said Moore.

Knee Deep has mastered the art of the IPA since 2010, in every way imaginable. We were fortunate to have met Jerry and Jeremy in San Diego (CBC 2012), “ said Sean Rose, CEO and President of Clare Rose Inc. “We were enamored with Jeremy’s ability to showcase hops and hide alcohol in beers like Simtra and Hoptologist… it was unlike anything we’ve ever tasted before.

Finally, two years later, we could not be more excited to partner with the great folks at Knee Deep, to bring their arsenal of highly sought after West Coast IPA’s to Long Island.

We expect that Knee Deep’s range of styles will appeal to a large audience of drinkers, although hop lovers will be particularly fond of their beers, if they haven’t gotten to try them yet.”

Knee Deep Brewing Company began the relocation from Lincoln to Auburn in late 2013 and brewed the first Auburn beer in January 2014. Knee Deep anxiously anticipates the delivery of several 120 BBL tanks in early September as demand and production continue to grow. Knee Deep currently produces 11 different beers on a regular basis, but is most commonly know for multiple awards winners Hoptologist DIPA and Simtra Triple IPA.

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Knee Deep Brewing ships first beers to Clare Rose in Long Island

BeerNews.org - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:57

News Wire: 

(Long Island, NY) – Knee Deep Brewing Company is now on its way to Long Island. We are pleased to announce that Knee Deep beers are now in transit to Clare Rose in E. Yaphank, NY. Clare Rose will distribute Knee Deep Beers throughout Long Island. The addition of Clare Rose to our distribution network not only makes our beer available to Long Island craft lovers, but also finalizes our expansion in New York state, said Jerry Moore, CEO of Knee Deep. Our goal is to establish partnerships with professional, high quality distributors and we feel we’ve certainly accomplished that with Clare Rose, said Moore.

Knee Deep has mastered the art of the IPA since 2010, in every way imaginable. We were fortunate to have met Jerry and Jeremy in San Diego (CBC 2012), “ said Sean Rose, CEO and President of Clare Rose Inc. “We were enamored with Jeremy’s ability to showcase hops and hide alcohol in beers like Simtra and Hoptologist… it was unlike anything we’ve ever tasted before.

Finally, two years later, we could not be more excited to partner with the great folks at Knee Deep, to bring their arsenal of highly sought after West Coast IPA’s to Long Island.

We expect that Knee Deep’s range of styles will appeal to a large audience of drinkers, although hop lovers will be particularly fond of their beers, if they haven’t gotten to try them yet.”

Knee Deep Brewing Company began the relocation from Lincoln to Auburn in late 2013 and brewed the first Auburn beer in January 2014. Knee Deep anxiously anticipates the delivery of several 120 BBL tanks in early September as demand and production continue to grow. Knee Deep currently produces 11 different beers on a regular basis, but is most commonly know for multiple awards winners Hoptologist DIPA and Simtra Triple IPA.

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Thermapen Buddy Sale + Hands On Review

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:41

ThermoWorks is offering a discounted price on their much lauded Thermapen when you purchase two.  This sale saves you $11 per thermometer.

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Boulevard Brewing to expand distribution to Greater Philadelphia area in October

BeerPulse - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:32

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(Kansas City, MO) – One of the country’s most respected craft breweries, Boulevard Brewing Company, announced that its award-winning craft beers will soon be available year-round across the Greater Philadelphia Area. Boulevard, one of the most recognizable brands in the Midwest, has partnered with Muller, Inc. to distribute its line of beers in the city and surrounding Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

“Boulevard is producing some of the highest quality beers in the entire country, not just in the Midwest, so we felt compelled to help bring them to America’s Best Beer-Drinking City,” says Muller Vice President of Sales John Houck. “We couldn’t be more proud and honored to be working with Boulevard on this launch and welcoming them into our bars, restaurants and homes.”

To celebrate the new partnership and launch, representatives from Boulevard will organize a week-long series of tastings and events in and around Philadelphia in October; more details will be made available in early September. Boulevard beers, available in bottles and on draft, will include: Single-Wide IPA, an American-style IPA boasting a heady combination of six varieties of hops: Zeus, Bravo, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Citra; Unfiltered Wheat Beer, the brewery’s most popular offering, an easy drinking American-style wheat beer with a natural citrus-y flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance; and Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, a Belgian-style farmhouse ale surging with fruit-y aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes with a pepper-y, dry finish, from the brewery’s wildly popular and critically-acclaimed Smokestack Series.

“We are very excited to be expanding our reach to more markets in the Northeast, including Philadelphia,” says Boulevard’s Vice President of Sales Steve Mills. “The city is home to savvy craft beer enthusiasts, and we’re looking forward to introducing them to Boulevard’s lineup.”

Boulevard Brewing Company was founded in 1989 in a turn-of-the-century building on Kansas City’s historic Southwest Boulevard. From that location, Boulevard founder John McDonald grew the company into one of the largest breweries in the United States before selling the facility and brewery operations to Duvel Moortgat in 2013. Boulevard’s sister, and Duvel Moortgat’s other US-based brewery, Brewery Ommegang, of Cooperstown, NY, is also distributed by Muller.

About Boulevard Brewing Company
Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become one of the largest specialty brewers in the Midwest, dedicated to the craft of producing fresh, flavorful beers using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. For more information, please visit www.boulevard.com and follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

About Muller, Inc.
Members of the Muller family grew up in Philadelphia’s Brewerytown neighborhood and, beginning in the 1800s, worked in breweries and as deliverymen, bringing beer to the masses via horse-drawn wagons. Founded by Jack Muller in 1956 as Clement & Muller, the company quickly became the largest distributor of Miller and Colt 45 products in the United States. Today, the company’s 200+ employees sell more than 8 million cases of beer annually and dominate the beer industry in the greater Philadelphia region. Muller is located at 2800 Grant Avenue (215-676-7575). For more information, please visit www.mullerbev.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Boulevard Brewing to expand distribution to Greater Philadelphia area in October

BeerNews.org - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:32

News Wire: 

(Kansas City, MO) – One of the country’s most respected craft breweries, Boulevard Brewing Company, announced that its award-winning craft beers will soon be available year-round across the Greater Philadelphia Area. Boulevard, one of the most recognizable brands in the Midwest, has partnered with Muller, Inc. to distribute its line of beers in the city and surrounding Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

“Boulevard is producing some of the highest quality beers in the entire country, not just in the Midwest, so we felt compelled to help bring them to America’s Best Beer-Drinking City,” says Muller Vice President of Sales John Houck. “We couldn’t be more proud and honored to be working with Boulevard on this launch and welcoming them into our bars, restaurants and homes.”

To celebrate the new partnership and launch, representatives from Boulevard will organize a week-long series of tastings and events in and around Philadelphia in October; more details will be made available in early September. Boulevard beers, available in bottles and on draft, will include: Single-Wide IPA, an American-style IPA boasting a heady combination of six varieties of hops: Zeus, Bravo, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Citra; Unfiltered Wheat Beer, the brewery’s most popular offering, an easy drinking American-style wheat beer with a natural citrus-y flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance; and Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, a Belgian-style farmhouse ale surging with fruit-y aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes with a pepper-y, dry finish, from the brewery’s wildly popular and critically-acclaimed Smokestack Series.

“We are very excited to be expanding our reach to more markets in the Northeast, including Philadelphia,” says Boulevard’s Vice President of Sales Steve Mills. “The city is home to savvy craft beer enthusiasts, and we’re looking forward to introducing them to Boulevard’s lineup.”

Boulevard Brewing Company was founded in 1989 in a turn-of-the-century building on Kansas City’s historic Southwest Boulevard. From that location, Boulevard founder John McDonald grew the company into one of the largest breweries in the United States before selling the facility and brewery operations to Duvel Moortgat in 2013. Boulevard’s sister, and Duvel Moortgat’s other US-based brewery, Brewery Ommegang, of Cooperstown, NY, is also distributed by Muller.

About Boulevard Brewing Company
Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become one of the largest specialty brewers in the Midwest, dedicated to the craft of producing fresh, flavorful beers using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. For more information, please visit www.boulevard.com and follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

About Muller, Inc.
Members of the Muller family grew up in Philadelphia’s Brewerytown neighborhood and, beginning in the 1800s, worked in breweries and as deliverymen, bringing beer to the masses via horse-drawn wagons. Founded by Jack Muller in 1956 as Clement & Muller, the company quickly became the largest distributor of Miller and Colt 45 products in the United States. Today, the company’s 200+ employees sell more than 8 million cases of beer annually and dominate the beer industry in the greater Philadelphia region. Muller is located at 2800 Grant Avenue (215-676-7575). For more information, please visit www.mullerbev.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Lakefront Brewery plans further expansion, will buy adjacent property

BeerPulse - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:13

News Wire: 

(Milwaukee, WI) – Lakefront Brewery, Inc., Milwaukee’s largest producer of craft beer, is once again eyeing a potential expansion site. The brewery today announced it has an accepted offer to buy land at 1890 N. Commerce St. The site, which was formerly slated for a condo development, is on the east side of the Holton Street Bridge, adjacent to the existing Lakefront facility at 1872 N. Commerce St.

According to Lakefront Brewery Owner Russ Klisch, plans are to purchase lot next door and build on it as soon as it is financially feasible for the brewery. The brewery plans to relocate its packaging lines and additional fermentation tanks at the new facility. The brew house would retain all of its existing fermentation tanks and would use the space vacated by packaging for barrel aging.

The expansion is being driven by increased demand. Lakefront now brews 40,000 barrels per year, with production having nearly doubled in the past two years alone. The second brewing location will provide Lakefront with the ability to expand its production and distribution and at capacity would provide an additional 40 full-time jobs to Wisconsin over the next several years. The company has also begun expanding its warehouse facilities; last week, Lakefront began work on an addition to its cold storage facility at 218 E. Keefe Ave., which could add as many as 30 jobs (10 full-time).

“We are taking a very measured approach to expansion, and acquiring this land is an initial step,” said Klisch. “However, the craft beer market just continues to grow and we need to expand production or we won’t be able to keep up with demand.”

A neighborhood meeting to review the plans for the Commerce Street expansion and to answer questions from the community is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 at the brewery.

Lakefront Brewery, Inc. was started in 1987. The brewery distributes its products to 35 states, Japan, Korea and Canada. Lakefront Brewery, Inc. was the first brewery to brew a government-approved, gluten-free beer, New Grist, and brews the oldest USDA-certified organic beer, Organic ESB. In addition to brewery tours, the company also operates a fish fry and restaurant on the weekends at the Commerce Street facility. For more information, visit http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com or call (414) 372-8800.

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Lakefront Brewery plans further expansion, will buy adjacent property

BeerNews.org - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:13

News Wire: 

(Milwaukee, WI) – Lakefront Brewery, Inc., Milwaukee’s largest producer of craft beer, is once again eyeing a potential expansion site. The brewery today announced it has an accepted offer to buy land at 1890 N. Commerce St. The site, which was formerly slated for a condo development, is on the east side of the Holton Street Bridge, adjacent to the existing Lakefront facility at 1872 N. Commerce St.

According to Lakefront Brewery Owner Russ Klisch, plans are to purchase lot next door and build on it as soon as it is financially feasible for the brewery. The brewery plans to relocate its packaging lines and additional fermentation tanks at the new facility. The brew house would retain all of its existing fermentation tanks and would use the space vacated by packaging for barrel aging.

The expansion is being driven by increased demand. Lakefront now brews 40,000 barrels per year, with production having nearly doubled in the past two years alone. The second brewing location will provide Lakefront with the ability to expand its production and distribution and at capacity would provide an additional 40 full-time jobs to Wisconsin over the next several years. The company has also begun expanding its warehouse facilities; last week, Lakefront began work on an addition to its cold storage facility at 218 E. Keefe Ave., which could add as many as 30 jobs (10 full-time).

“We are taking a very measured approach to expansion, and acquiring this land is an initial step,” said Klisch. “However, the craft beer market just continues to grow and we need to expand production or we won’t be able to keep up with demand.”

A neighborhood meeting to review the plans for the Commerce Street expansion and to answer questions from the community is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 at the brewery.

Lakefront Brewery, Inc. was started in 1987. The brewery distributes its products to 35 states, Japan, Korea and Canada. Lakefront Brewery, Inc. was the first brewery to brew a government-approved, gluten-free beer, New Grist, and brews the oldest USDA-certified organic beer, Organic ESB. In addition to brewery tours, the company also operates a fish fry and restaurant on the weekends at the Commerce Street facility. For more information, visit http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com or call (414) 372-8800.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev challenges Short’s Brewing’s trademark filing for “Chocolate Wheat”

BeerPulse - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:34

Anheuser-Busch (“A-B”), themselves the owners of 507 of their own trademark registrations in the US alone, have opposed an attempt by Short’s Brewing Company (“Short’s), out of Bellaire, Michigan, to register the name CHOCOLATE WHEAT in connection with “beer, ale, and porter.”

A-B InBev’s Shock Top brand and Short’s Brewing both have beers with the name, “Chocolate Wheat.” Short’s filing came last fall after Shock Top’s beer was first announced but many years after Short’s first produced its own.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev challenges Short’s Brewing’s trademark filing for “Chocolate Wheat”

BeerNews.org - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:34

Anheuser-Busch (“A-B”), themselves the owners of 507 of their own trademark registrations in the US alone, have opposed an attempt by Short’s Brewing Company (“Short’s), out of Bellaire, Michigan, to register the name CHOCOLATE WHEAT in connection with “beer, ale, and porter.”

A-B InBev’s Shock Top brand and Short’s Brewing both have beers with the name, “Chocolate Wheat.” Short’s filing came last fall after Shock Top’s beer was first announced but many years after Short’s first produced its own.

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Beer Institute estimates tax paid barrels up 1.2% year-over-year in July

BeerPulse - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:22

News Wire: 

(Washington DC) – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers:

The July 2014 domestic tax paid estimate is 16,400,000 barrels. July 2013 removals were 16,200,000 (revised) for an increase of 1.2 percent.

Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2013 and 2014:

Month  

2013  

2014 Percent Change Volume Change January 13,713,729 13,770,000 0.4% 56,271 February 12,926,210 13,300,000 2.9% 373,790 March 14,803,136 14,700,000 -0.7% -103,136 April 15,066,241 14,990,000 -0.5% -76,241 May 16,331,364 16,025,000 -1.9% -306,364 June 16,600,000 16,350,000 -1.5% -250,000 July 16,200,000 16,400,000 1.2% 200,000 YTD 105,640,680 105,535,000 -0.1% -105,680

The Beer Institute is the trade association representing all brewers and beer importers, as well as industry suppliers.

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Beer Institute estimates tax paid barrels up 1.2% year-over-year in July

BeerNews.org - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:22

News Wire: 

(Washington DC) – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers:

The July 2014 domestic tax paid estimate is 16,400,000 barrels. July 2013 removals were 16,200,000 (revised) for an increase of 1.2 percent.

Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2013 and 2014:

Month  

2013  

2014 Percent Change Volume Change January 13,713,729 13,770,000 0.4% 56,271 February 12,926,210 13,300,000 2.9% 373,790 March 14,803,136 14,700,000 -0.7% -103,136 April 15,066,241 14,990,000 -0.5% -76,241 May 16,331,364 16,025,000 -1.9% -306,364 June 16,600,000 16,350,000 -1.5% -250,000 July 16,200,000 16,400,000 1.2% 200,000 YTD 105,640,680 105,535,000 -0.1% -105,680

The Beer Institute is the trade association representing all brewers and beer importers, as well as industry suppliers.

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Sun King Brewery to build second brewery in nearby Town of Fishers

BeerPulse - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:55

News Wire: 

Update: Fishers Town Council has since approved the plan.

(Indianapolis, IN) – The Town Council will consider an economic development agreement tonight that would bring Indiana’s second-largest brewery to Fishers. If approved, Sun King Brewery will build its second craft brewery on 12.76 acres located at the southeast corner of Kincaid Dr. and Park Central Dr., bringing an estimated $19.5 million in regional economic impact and 27,000 visitors to Sun King’s proposed facility and the Fishers community. Fishers has committed to capture property tax for 25 years, estimated at $100,000 annually, to help offset capital costs and to fund surrounding public infrastructure.

“Sun King embodies the vibrant, entrepreneurial spirit that Fishers fosters throughout the community,” said Town Manager Scott Fadness. “The expansion into Fishers not only creates a new destination for our community, but also aligns with our mission to create an environment in which high-growth, high-potential companies compete and thrive.”

Sun King opened its doors in downtown Indianapolis in 2009 and has expanded its capacity by eight times since then. The brewery is expected to produce more than 28,000 barrels of beer in 2014 and needs to expand in order to continue to grow. “Fishers is the perfect community for our second brewery,” explained Sun King President Omar Robinson. “The town is excited about having us, and we can’t wait to produce our fresh local beer even closer to the many north-side residents who already enjoy Sun King, as well as introduce our beer to a new community. Sun King sells more craft beer in Indiana than any other Indiana brewery, and this new brewery will allow us to continue to meet the demand for our beer.”

The new brewery will be purpose-built to accommodate future growth, and the tasting room will be large enough to hold hundreds of thirsty Hoosiers. Sun King will continue to brew beer in the current brewery at 135 North College Ave. in Indianapolis, and both breweries will offer Sun King’s house lineup of Sunlight Cream Ale, Osiris Pale Ale and Wee Mac Scottish-style Ale, as well as countless seasonal and specialty beers.

Thompson Thrift will coordinate and work with the Town of Fishers to cause a bike and running path to be installed along Kincaid Drive, connecting 106th Street to the new brewery, which will enhance Fisher’s trail system and provide residents with easy access to Sun King. Thompson Thrift is a full-service real estate development and construction company with offices in Terre Haute, Ind.; Indianapolis; Carmel, Ind.; and Houston.

“We are excited that once again Sun King Brewery has chosen Indiana as a fixture in its long-term business plans,” said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “We have worked hard to create an environment that promotes growth and creates more opportunities for Hoosiers, and we look forward to continuing to watch them expand here in the future.”

About Sun King Brewery:

Sun King Brewing Company is the brainchild of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. With the help of family and friends – Omar Robinson, Andy Fagg and Steve Koers – the first keg of Sun King beer rolled out the door for delivery in July 2009. Now available on tap and in cans at hundreds of locations around central Indiana, Sun King has grown into the second-largest beer brewer in the state of Indiana. The company’s commitment to handcrafted seasonal and specialty beers has been rewarded with multiple medals at the Indiana Brewers Cup, Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup competitions. Visit www.sunkingbrewing.com for more information. SunKing Brewery is also on Facebook and Google+

About The Fishers Advantage:
The Fishers Advantage, Fishers’ aggressive economic development initiative, has recruited over 1,500 jobs and retained nearly 400 jobs by highlighting an excellent business climate, quality of life and talented workforce in Fishers.

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Sun King Brewery to build second brewery in nearby Town of Fishers

BeerNews.org - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:55

News Wire: 

Update: Fishers Town Council has since approved the plan.

(Indianapolis, IN) – The Town Council will consider an economic development agreement tonight that would bring Indiana’s second-largest brewery to Fishers. If approved, Sun King Brewery will build its second craft brewery on 12.76 acres located at the southeast corner of Kincaid Dr. and Park Central Dr., bringing an estimated $19.5 million in regional economic impact and 27,000 visitors to Sun King’s proposed facility and the Fishers community. Fishers has committed to capture property tax for 25 years, estimated at $100,000 annually, to help offset capital costs and to fund surrounding public infrastructure.

“Sun King embodies the vibrant, entrepreneurial spirit that Fishers fosters throughout the community,” said Town Manager Scott Fadness. “The expansion into Fishers not only creates a new destination for our community, but also aligns with our mission to create an environment in which high-growth, high-potential companies compete and thrive.”

Sun King opened its doors in downtown Indianapolis in 2009 and has expanded its capacity by eight times since then. The brewery is expected to produce more than 28,000 barrels of beer in 2014 and needs to expand in order to continue to grow. “Fishers is the perfect community for our second brewery,” explained Sun King President Omar Robinson. “The town is excited about having us, and we can’t wait to produce our fresh local beer even closer to the many north-side residents who already enjoy Sun King, as well as introduce our beer to a new community. Sun King sells more craft beer in Indiana than any other Indiana brewery, and this new brewery will allow us to continue to meet the demand for our beer.”

The new brewery will be purpose-built to accommodate future growth, and the tasting room will be large enough to hold hundreds of thirsty Hoosiers. Sun King will continue to brew beer in the current brewery at 135 North College Ave. in Indianapolis, and both breweries will offer Sun King’s house lineup of Sunlight Cream Ale, Osiris Pale Ale and Wee Mac Scottish-style Ale, as well as countless seasonal and specialty beers.

Thompson Thrift will coordinate and work with the Town of Fishers to cause a bike and running path to be installed along Kincaid Drive, connecting 106th Street to the new brewery, which will enhance Fisher’s trail system and provide residents with easy access to Sun King. Thompson Thrift is a full-service real estate development and construction company with offices in Terre Haute, Ind.; Indianapolis; Carmel, Ind.; and Houston.

“We are excited that once again Sun King Brewery has chosen Indiana as a fixture in its long-term business plans,” said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “We have worked hard to create an environment that promotes growth and creates more opportunities for Hoosiers, and we look forward to continuing to watch them expand here in the future.”

About Sun King Brewery:

Sun King Brewing Company is the brainchild of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. With the help of family and friends – Omar Robinson, Andy Fagg and Steve Koers – the first keg of Sun King beer rolled out the door for delivery in July 2009. Now available on tap and in cans at hundreds of locations around central Indiana, Sun King has grown into the second-largest beer brewer in the state of Indiana. The company’s commitment to handcrafted seasonal and specialty beers has been rewarded with multiple medals at the Indiana Brewers Cup, Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup competitions. Visit www.sunkingbrewing.com for more information. SunKing Brewery is also on Facebook and Google+

About The Fishers Advantage:
The Fishers Advantage, Fishers’ aggressive economic development initiative, has recruited over 1,500 jobs and retained nearly 400 jobs by highlighting an excellent business climate, quality of life and talented workforce in Fishers.

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New Conundrum Session IPA from NB

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:01

Northern Brewer just announced availability of “Conundrum” Session IPA.  The recipe features Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe and Crystal for hops.  It’s worth noting that all of those hops are utilized both in the boil and as dry hops.  I count a total of 5 ounces.  For malt the extract version features Pilsner Extract along with Crystal 20, while the all grain version features Pilsner Malt, some Golden Promise, Crystal 20 and some White Wheat.

Check it out – ExtractAll Grain

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Beer Birthday: Carlos Sanchez

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:56
Today is the 56th birthday of Carlos Sanchez, brewmaster at Six Rivers Brewery in McKinleyville, behind the Redwood Curtain. Carlos is a veteran brewer of over 20 years, having originally interned at Humboldt Brewing Co., becoming assistant brewer there in 1990. He’s also worked at Mad River...

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SweetWater Brewing to open Mississippi market in early September

BeerPulse - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:15

News Wire: 

(Atlanta, GA) – SweetWater Brewing Company continues to make moves westward with the announcement it will open up distribution to the Magnolia State later this summer. Shortly after the brewery’s $19 million expansion, SweetWater – ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 craft breweries according to the Brewer’s Association – will be bringing its lip-smackin’ lineup to the area starting in early September.

Through diligent planning and wholesaler assignments, SweetWater proudly names A&B Distributing covering Oxford; Mitchell Distributing covering Starkville; F.E.B. Distributing covering Gulfport and Biloxi; and Capital City Beverage covering Jackson and surrounding Central Mississippi. With a newly expanded production capacity, the brewery’s current footprint covers the Southeastern United States including Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana, Virginia and D.C.

“I can’t tell you how excited we are to finally begin flowing in Mississippi,” said SweetWater founder and big kahuna, Freddy Bensch. “This one took a little while for us, but with our new fermentation tanks online and the expanded brewhouse rocking and rolling, our tasty beers will hit Mississippi shelves and taps just in time for college football to kick off!”

SweetWater will bring their notoriously hoppy ales to the area starting with its flagship, 420 Extra Pale Ale, IPA, Blue and Take Two Pils on draft alongside bottles, cans and Tackle Box variety packs in off-premise grocery, package and s bottle shops including:

- 420 Extra Pale Ale – SweetWater’s 420 is a West Coast style pale ale with big hops and a crisp finish. First brewed on April 20, 1997, 420 is extremely well-balanced which makes it a perfect introduction to a new town – that’s why we say “drink ‘em if you got ‘em!” Rolling out in 6-pack bottles, 12-pack cans and draft.
- SweetWater IPA – This mammoth India Pale Ale (IPA) is dry-hopped to the gills delivering a kick-you-in-the-teeth hop chop. The brew is unfiltered to leave all the natural flavors intact. SweetWater IPA won first place in a blind tasting against 15 of the best IPA’s in the country held by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Rolling out in 6-pack bottles, 12-pack cans and draft.
- SweetWater Blue – SweetWater Blue is a unique, lighter-bodied wheat ale enhanced with blueberries. This ain’t no fruit beer, but it is our breakfast beer, and perfect for hanging on a warm Mississippi day. Rolling out in 6-pack bottles and on draft.
- Take Two Pils – A golden blonde German pilsner brewed with spicy floral hops and a head-first trip down the rabbit hole of lagers. Call us in the morning! Rolling out in 6-pack bottles and draft.
- SweetWater Tackle Box – The SweetWater Tackle Box variety pack is a hefty 12-pack collection featuring three of SweetWater’s favorite year round brews, along with a fourth catch and release seasonal specialty in each box.

A crew from SweetWater will taste their way around the area with sampling celebrations and sponsored events kicking off the week of Sept. 8 in Jackson, Gulfport and Biloxi areas, and the week of Sept. 22 for Northern Mississippi. For the full schedule and participating locations, visit SweetWater’s Facebook Page.

Online fans can wet their whistles too by following the brewery’s Mississippi Facebook page for details on how to enter SweetWater’s “Catch a Trout Tap” contest rewarding the first locals to spot their tap handles with free SweetWater Schwag.

To learn more about SweetWater Brewing Company and its full lineup, visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com.

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SweetWater Brewing to open Mississippi market in early September

BeerNews.org - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:15

News Wire: 

(Atlanta, GA) – SweetWater Brewing Company continues to make moves westward with the announcement it will open up distribution to the Magnolia State later this summer. Shortly after the brewery’s $19 million expansion, SweetWater – ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 craft breweries according to the Brewer’s Association – will be bringing its lip-smackin’ lineup to the area starting in early September.

Through diligent planning and wholesaler assignments, SweetWater proudly names A&B Distributing covering Oxford; Mitchell Distributing covering Starkville; F.E.B. Distributing covering Gulfport and Biloxi; and Capital City Beverage covering Jackson and surrounding Central Mississippi. With a newly expanded production capacity, the brewery’s current footprint covers the Southeastern United States including Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana, Virginia and D.C.

“I can’t tell you how excited we are to finally begin flowing in Mississippi,” said SweetWater founder and big kahuna, Freddy Bensch. “This one took a little while for us, but with our new fermentation tanks online and the expanded brewhouse rocking and rolling, our tasty beers will hit Mississippi shelves and taps just in time for college football to kick off!”

SweetWater will bring their notoriously hoppy ales to the area starting with its flagship, 420 Extra Pale Ale, IPA, Blue and Take Two Pils on draft alongside bottles, cans and Tackle Box variety packs in off-premise grocery, package and s bottle shops including:

- 420 Extra Pale Ale – SweetWater’s 420 is a West Coast style pale ale with big hops and a crisp finish. First brewed on April 20, 1997, 420 is extremely well-balanced which makes it a perfect introduction to a new town – that’s why we say “drink ‘em if you got ‘em!” Rolling out in 6-pack bottles, 12-pack cans and draft.
- SweetWater IPA – This mammoth India Pale Ale (IPA) is dry-hopped to the gills delivering a kick-you-in-the-teeth hop chop. The brew is unfiltered to leave all the natural flavors intact. SweetWater IPA won first place in a blind tasting against 15 of the best IPA’s in the country held by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Rolling out in 6-pack bottles, 12-pack cans and draft.
- SweetWater Blue – SweetWater Blue is a unique, lighter-bodied wheat ale enhanced with blueberries. This ain’t no fruit beer, but it is our breakfast beer, and perfect for hanging on a warm Mississippi day. Rolling out in 6-pack bottles and on draft.
- Take Two Pils – A golden blonde German pilsner brewed with spicy floral hops and a head-first trip down the rabbit hole of lagers. Call us in the morning! Rolling out in 6-pack bottles and draft.
- SweetWater Tackle Box – The SweetWater Tackle Box variety pack is a hefty 12-pack collection featuring three of SweetWater’s favorite year round brews, along with a fourth catch and release seasonal specialty in each box.

A crew from SweetWater will taste their way around the area with sampling celebrations and sponsored events kicking off the week of Sept. 8 in Jackson, Gulfport and Biloxi areas, and the week of Sept. 22 for Northern Mississippi. For the full schedule and participating locations, visit SweetWater’s Facebook Page.

Online fans can wet their whistles too by following the brewery’s Mississippi Facebook page for details on how to enter SweetWater’s “Catch a Trout Tap” contest rewarding the first locals to spot their tap handles with free SweetWater Schwag.

To learn more about SweetWater Brewing Company and its full lineup, visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com.

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Hill Farmstead expansion could lead to distribution in other parts of New England

BeerPulse - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:23

Construction on the space will be completed by the end of September after which new brewing equipment will be delivered. Hill anticipates his expanded brewery will be operating at full capacity by February of 2015—something that could eventually lead to distribution outside of his home state.

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