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Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA coming in May

BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:53

Press Release: 

(Fortuna, CA) – Eel River Brewing Company is set to release Emerald Triangle IPA in May 2014 which is the start of a new lineup of high quality craft beers. This Dry Hopped, Hop-Forward American IPA has just enough malt backbone to balance its bold but incredibly enjoyable citrusy-floral hop flavor and aroma.

True to its West Coast roots this 6.7% ABV and 60 IBU India Pale Ale is aggressively hopped using Magnum, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, and Simcoe hops.

Emerald Triangle will be available starting May 2014 in 15.5 gal kegs, 5.0 gal kegs and screen printed 22oz bottles. *12oz four packs coming soon*

Founded in 1995, Eel River Brewing is located in the heart of the Redwoods in Humboldt County, California. As America’s First Certified Organic Brewery, Eel River Brewing does not compromise on taste or quality, but focuses on producing top-quality, award-winning beers. Learn more at www.eelriverbrewing.com.

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New Belgium announces public celebration around Asheville groundbreaking

BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:30

Press Release: 

(Fort Collins, CO) – Going up! New Belgium Brewing is officially breaking ground and starting construction on its second brewery—a 133,000 SF brewery and tasting room. At full build out, New Belgium will brew 500,000 barrels annually and support upwards of 140 jobs. The groundbreaking includes a private ceremony on May 1 and a public celebration on May 2.

“Over the last two years, we’ve really enjoyed getting to know this community and we have developed strong partnerships with businesses, non-profits, government agencies and neighbors,” said New Belgium CEO and co-founder, Kim Jordan. “We’re investing in greenways and all these amazing programs that our partners have established. We’re grateful to be part of this city and for our partnerships, and are incredibly excited to get this off the ground.”

New Belgium’s brewery and Liquid Center (tasting room) location, an 18-acre site along the French Broad River in West Asheville, was designated as a brownfield site, having a history of uses that necessitated site clean-up prior to building. New Belgium worked with North Carolina’s brownfield program to invest in and remediate the site and improve the area.

“While brownfield remediation isn’t exactly sexy work, it was important to our employee owners to improve a site from an environmental perspective,” said Jay Richardson, New Belgium’s General Manager in Asheville. “We’re rounding the corner and it’s exciting to see the site taking shape. Starting in May, we’ll see buildings going up and things will really be transformed.”

The site has a rich history in the neighborhood with many different uses in the past, including an auto salvage shop and stockyard, a location for circus performances and even auctions. The buildings on the site provided New Belgium with materials to reuse in Asheville’s brewery and Liquid Center. Those materials include: steel trusses, pine and oak beams, barn doors, metal roofing and siding, and oak flooring.

“Rather than send thousands of pounds of materials to the landfill, we worked with a great local partner salvaging wood, sheet metal and other materials to repurpose for future use,” said Richardson. “We plan to reuse about 65-85% of those elements in the new buildings and plan to find a way to make the salvaged items we don’t use available to the community.”

New Belgium became 100% employee owned in January 2013 in anticipation of bringing on new employees in Asheville. With a 93% employee retention rate, new employees at the Asheville brewery, Liquid Center and distribution center can expect to make between $27,500 and $60,000 plus benefits.

In February 2014, New Belgium announced that it secured an industrial location in Buncombe County in Enka/Candler, NC, to build its East Coast Distribution Center. The 100,000 SF Distribution Center will be built concurrently with the brewery and liquid center, and will be ready for occupancy by fall 2015. The distribution center will have room for a future 40,000 SF expansion. When complete, beer packaged in Asheville will leave the Distribution Center for distribution in the eastern U.S..

Be part of the Celebration:

New Belgium Groundbreaking Celebration – Friday, May 2, 2014
with David Earl and the Plowshares
Location: The Grey Eagle in Asheville’s River Arts District
185 Clingman Ave., Asheville, NC 28801


Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Event: 8:00 p.m. All Ages

Tickets are free and are only available in person at the Grey Eagle or Harvest Records in West Asheville. Limit: 4 per person. Venue capacity: 550

For more information on New Belgium Brewing, please visit www.newbelgium.com.

About New Belgium Brewing Company
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 nine year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

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Harpoon Citra Victorious wins Kettle Cup, joins 100 Barrel Series

BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:18

Press Release: 

(Boston, MA) – It all started as a friendly brewing competition among Harpoon employees. About 5 years ago, brewery staffers from every department were invited to brew a beer of their choosing and present it to their colleagues for a blind sampling and voting at the company’s annual gathering in Vermont. Each year the competition became more fierce and the entries more numerous and diverse. The Harpoon Kettle Cup was born. The winning beer would be brewed as a 100 Barrel Series beer – the Kettle Cup stakes had officially been raised. This year, out of nearly thirty entries, a grapefruit-infused pale ale sailed to a clear victory. The brewery is proud to introduce Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Citra Victorious.

Harpoon Citra Victorious, the 50th installment of the 100 Barrel Series, was brewed by Merrill Allen, Jessie Cox, Shannon Cudmore, Liz Melby, and Carolyn Orth, under the guidance of brewer Charlie Cummings. Citra hops provide a juicy citrus character while Chico yeast yields a fruity aroma in this grapefruit-infused pale ale. The combination of Maris Otter, Pale, and C60 malt adds depth and a touch of sweetness and gives the beer its rich bronze color and medium body. The finish is all citrus. Dry hopped with Citra and Cascade and loaded with 96 pounds of grapefruit peel, Harpoon Citra Victorious is easygoing with a momentous citrus kick.

The Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Citra Victorious is now available in 22 oz. bottles with limited draft availability. A video featuring Merrill, Jessie, Shannon, Liz, and Carolyn talking about their beer can be viewed at http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/video/346878/harpoon-100-barrel-series-50-citra-victorious.

Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Citra Victorious Beer Specifications:
Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 45
Color: 24 EBC

Harpoon introduced the 100 Barrel Series in 2003 to showcase the individual brewing talents of its employees. Every couple months, a different Harpooner is invited to choose a style of beer, formulate the recipe, and brew the beer. That brewer’s signature can be found on the bottle label. The beers in the series are one-offs; they are brewed in limited batches and are available only until the batch sells out. Since the series began in May of 2003, 50 different styles of beer have been brewed. For a complete list of beers that have been released as part of the 100 Barrel Series, visit www.harpoonbrewery.com.

About the Harpoon Brewery:

The Harpoon Brewery was founded by beer lovers, Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary. In 1986 Harpoon was issued Brewing Permit #001 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, since it was the first brewery to brew commercially in Boston after a dormant period of about 25 years. Harpoon’s line of craft beer features its award winning IPA and UFO White?beers, along with special seasonal selections. In 2000 Harpoon purchased a second brewery in Windsor, VT, making Harpoon the 12th largest craft brewer in the US. Harpoon has since introduced the limited batch 100 Barrel Series and the as well as the all-natural Harpoon Craft Cider made from freshly pressed, local apples. For more information about Harpoon beers and visiting the breweries, visit www.harpoonbrewery.com.

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Beverage Industry’s State Of American Beer Report

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:41
The Atlantic magazine had a good round-up of the State of American Beer, based on a report from the trade publication Beverage Industry. Beverage Industry’s March issue had a series of articles on different segments, including Craft brewers’ sales growth continues, Domestic beer case...

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Great Deal: 10 Gallon Heavy Duty Stainless Kettle... $92.65 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:46
This highly rated, heavy duty 10 gallon/40 quart commercial quality stainless kettle with 3 ply clad base has dropped from $129.99 to $92.65.  That's just $1.50 shy of a record low.  It also ships for free.  This is a great deal a high quality, heavy duty 10 gallon stainless kettle.


New Professional Commercial Grade 40 QT (Quart) Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Stock Pot, 3-Ply Clad Base, Induction Ready, With Lid Cover NSF Certified - $92.65 + Free Shipping

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Stainless Double Wall, Vacuum Insulated Growler - $22.02 - New Record Low

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:13
The white version of this double walled, vacuum insulated, 64 oz growler has dropped to $22.02.  That's a new record low Amazon price.  That price bests the then new low this hit in early April by 71 cents.  It ships free with Prime or with a qualifying $35 order.  For comparison, the similar Hydro Flask is selling for $44.94.  

I have the uncoated version of this and it is a thing of beauty.  Check out my extensive Hands on Review including temperature trials.
64 oz, 18/8 Stainless, Double Walled Growler.  Vacuum insulation keeps beer cold. 

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    Elderly Imbibing

    Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:32
    The closer I get to old age, seemingly swifter with every passing year, the more I’ve been noticing that serious people younger than me are worried that senior citizens might be drinking a bit to much at the end of their lives. Hmm. A couple of days ago, the personification of the sheriff of...

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    Northern Brewer: New Kama Citra Session IPA Kit

    Homebrew Finds - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:54

    via Northern Brewer:  New Kama Citra Session IPA Kit.  Available in All Grain and Extract.

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    Bundles With$7.99 Flat Rate Shipping

    TipSave money by taking advantage of flat rate shipping.  All recipe kits and many other items will ship together for one flat rate under Northern Brewer's Flat Rate Shipping.

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    GrogTag: Create Your Own Wedding Package + 10% Off

    Homebrew Finds - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:21
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    Ah, weddings. The combining of two people that pair so well together. Much like our wedding-themed Beer Labels and Coasters do!

    We have taken our most popular wedding templates and converted them to fit both our Beer and Coaster options. This allows you to put together a package that shares a common theme and will tie the beverage portion of your Big Day together nicely! Of course, it won’t stop your drunk Brother-In-Law from telling embarrassing stories, but what can?

    GrogTags are reusable Beer and Wine labels for your bottles, carboys, and kegs that you can customize online. Check them out and get yourself 10% off when you enter HBF in the discount code field of the checkout screen.

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    Previous Quick Sellouts: Ball Lock Disconnects and Keg Rebuild Kits Are Back

    Homebrew Finds - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:25
    Both of these having recently appeared on HBF and subsequently sold out in short order.  Both are back in stock as of this posting...

    A great deal on two sets of ball lock disconnects.  Two sets of each gas and liquid with MFL connections for $19.99 shipped.  

    Compare At: $23.96 + Shipping (this + this x 2 + shipping)

    4 Cornelius Keg Ball Lock Quick Disconnect Valves MFL for beer soda - $19.99 + Free Shipping
    O-rings, (universal) Poppets and Relief Valves to rebuild two kegs for $25.99.  Shipping is free.

    Cornelius Keg rebuild kits - 2 Pack - Gaskets / Poppets / Relief Valves - $25.99 Shipped

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    More Beer: 25 ft Immersion Wort Chiller - $62.95 Shipped

    Homebrew Finds - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:07
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    Wort Chiller - 2 (25 ft x 3/8 in. With Brass Fittings) WC23 - $62.95 + Free Shipping

    Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here - to see if this is still available.

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    Reader Tip: 6 Mix and Match Rhizomes - $19.50 Shipped

    Homebrew Finds - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:07
    Thanks to HBF Reader Anthony for this tip!

    6 Mix and Match Rhizomes for $12 + $7.50 Shipping.  

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      Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial Belgian Sour Ale now available

      BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:39

      Press Release: 

      (Boulder, CO) – Funkwerks, the award-winning Saison-focused brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado announced today the release of Raspberry Provincial, a seasonal Belgian-Style Sour Ale. This is the second bottling of Raspberry Provincial. Funkwerks first debuted Raspberry Provincial in summer 2013.

      More than 160 pounds of raspberries were added to Provincial, a Berliner Weisse style beer, resulting in a tart fruit beer complete with a citrusy raspberry aroma and delicate sweet and tart finish. Alcohol by volume is 4.2%.

      “Last summer we brewed a test batch of Provincial, our take on a Berliner Weisse style beer and decided to have some fun with it,” said Gordon Schuck, Funkwerks Co-Founder/Owner and Head Brewer. “We added a heavy dose of raspberries and the end result was so delicious we decided to recreate it. Raspberry Provincial is pleasingly tart and refreshing. It’s a perfect summertime beer and pairs well with lighter fare.”

      Raspberry Provincial is available in limited quantities for bars, restaurants and liquor stores across Colorado, Nebraska, and Arizona. Raspberry Provincial is currently being poured on draft and available in bottles at the Funkwerks taproom.

      For more information on upcoming events, tastings, additional beers, recipes and more, visit Funkwerks’ website, follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, and enjoy the blog.

      The Funkwerks Story:
      In 2007 Gordon Schuck’s recipe design and brewing skills resulted in a gold medal-winning Saison at the National Homebrew Competition. Brad Lincoln first experienced craft beer while working as an accountant in Portland, OR. The two met during the winter of 2009 while attending the Siebel Institute and studying brewing science. After being immersed in beer for the better part of five months, the two graduated and shared a desire to open a brewery. This resulted in the Saison-focused brewery that is now Funkwerks, opening December 9, 2010. Funkwerks’ two flagship beers, Saison and Tropic King, are produced year round. Also brewed annually are four seasonals, a number of small experimental batches, and select barrel-aged releases. Funkwerks flagship Saison was awarded a gold medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and a silver medal in 2011. Deceit, a Belgian-Style golden strong ale, was also awarded a gold medal at the GABF in 2012. Most recently, Deceit was awarded a silver medal at the 2014 World Cup of Beer® in the Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale category. In addition to receiving two gold medals in 2012, the GABF named Funkwerks the 2012 Small Brewing Company of the Year. Funkwerks is located at 1900 East Lincoln Avenue in Fort Collins, Colorado. The tasting room- complete with an indoor bar, retail area and spacious outdoor, dog-friendly patio- is open 7 days a week: Sunday 11am-8pm; Monday through Thursday 12pm-8pm; Friday 12pm-9pm; and Saturday 11am-9pm. Brewery tours are given Saturdays at 2pm. Funkwerks is currently distributed in Colorado by American Eagle Distributing and C.R. Goodman, in Nebraska by Quality Brands of Omaha and Double Eagle Beverage, and in Arizona by the Hensley Beverage Company.

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      Sonoma Cider expands distribution to 14 markets in first five months following launch

      BeerNews.org - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:23

      Press Release: 

      (Healdsburg, CA) – Sonoma Cider’s market presence continues to expand rapidly as evidenced by eight new distribution agreements signed in the last month, bringing the total to 24 partners in 14 markets since the brand launched in November 2013.

      The company has recently added the following distributors in new states: Hensley & Company in Arizona; Elite Brands in Colorado; Bernick’s in Minnesota; and Johnson Brothers in Wisconsin. Plus additional partners have been added in California: Markstein Beverage in Sacramento; Figueroa Mountain Brewery in Santa Barbara; Haralambos Beverage in Los Angeles; and Craft Beer Guild in San Diego.

      According to Cidermaster and CEO, David Cordtz, “We’re flattered by the enthusiastic response Sonoma Cider has received from the distributor community. Our vision of offering hand-crafted organic ciders nationwide is quickly becoming a reality, allowing us to support the growing interest in the category.”

      Sonoma Ciders are certified USDA organic, made with all-natural, gluten-free ingredients and distinctive proprietary flavors. The Hatchet blends sweet and tart apple varietals to ideal effect. The Pitchfork is apple based, infused with essence of pear. And the Anvil spikes apple cider with a measure of barrel-proof bourbon flavor.

      Sonoma Cider was co-founded by 20-year wine and cider veteran, David Cordtz, CEO and Cidermaster; his son, Robert Cordtz, VP of Operations; and craft beverage guru Fred Einstein, VP of Sales.

      Current additional distribution markets include Savannah Distributing in Georgia; Louis Glunz Beers in Illinois; Cavalier in Florida, Indiana and Ohio; Beer House Distributing in Kentucky; Imperial Beverage in Michigan and Melitas Beverage in Oregon and Southeast Washington State. California agreements include Bay Area Distributing in Alameda and Contra Costa; Eagle Distributing in Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Marin counties; Foothill Distributing serving Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, Butte, and Trinity counties; Matagrano in San Francisco and San Mateo; North California Distributing in Sierra, Yuba, Placer, El Dorado and Alpine; North Coast Mercantile in Humboldt and Der Norte counties); and V. Santoni & Company in Yolo.

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      Brooklyn BrewShop Small Batch All Grain Equipment Kit + IPA Ingredients - $30.29

      Homebrew Finds - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:48
      Small batch all grain equipment kit and ingredients for Everyday IPA from Brooklyn BrewShop.

      This combo usually sells for right around $40.  At that price, I think it's an every day good deal.  It has dropped to $30.29.  That's just 29 cents off a record low.  If you want to get into all grain or small batch brewing, this is a great deal.  These also make great gifts.

      Brooklyn Brew Beer Making Kit, Everyday IPA - $30.29 + Free Shipping with Prime or Qualifying $35 order

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      Wireless Dehumdifier for Kegerator Condensation... $7.25, New Record Low

      Homebrew Finds - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:37
      The last time this appeared on HBF, it was selling for $8.25.  It's dropped another $1 to $7.25.  That constitutes a new record low Amazon price.  Back at $8.25, I called it a crazy deal.  It ships free with Prime or with a qualifying $35 order.  For Comparison, the Eva Dry 500 is selling for $24.21.

      This Wireless Dehumidifier looks similar to the Top Find - Eva Dry 500 - Review and should perform a similar function.  It contains desiccant material that absorbs moisture (in places like your kegerator).  The desiccant beads change colors as this takes place to let you know when the unit needs to be recharged.  Plugging in the unit activates the built in heater and drives off accumulated moisture.

      Renewable Wireless Mini Dehumidifier (1, Round) - $7.25 + Free Shipping with Prime or Qualifying $35 order

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      Beer In Ads #1163: Biere Paillette Seagull

      Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:16
      Wednesday’s ad is for Biere Paillette, from Brasserie Paillette in Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France. This one shows a seagull swooping in for a sip of beer floating on the sea. Beautiful.

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      Brewery Organization: Additional 10% Off Stanley Storage

      Homebrew Finds - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:41
      Amazon discounts Select Stanley Storage Gear by an additional 10% with this Coupon.  The additional 10% discount shows up during checkout after you have clipped the coupon.  This gear also ships free with Prime or with a qualifying $35 order.  Use to store parts and pieces around your brewery.

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