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Major Brands to buy Missouri Beverage Co.

BeerPulse - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:54

Liquor wholesaler Major Brands Inc. has agreed to acquire Missouri Beverage Co., a St. Louis-based distributor of wine, spirits and beer that had 2013 revenue of about $20 million. The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, is expected to close this fall.

More >> St. Louis Business Journal.

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Major Brands to buy Missouri Beverage Co.

BeerNews.org - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:54

Liquor wholesaler Major Brands Inc. has agreed to acquire Missouri Beverage Co., a St. Louis-based distributor of wine, spirits and beer that had 2013 revenue of about $20 million. The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, is expected to close this fall.

More >> St. Louis Business Journal.

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Ska Rudie Session IPA cans arrive next month

BeerNews.org - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:44

Press Release: 

(Durango, CO) – Rudie, the newest addition to Ska Brewing Co.’s arsenal is set to be unveiled at the Colorado Brewers Guild’s inaugural Sesh Fest on August 2nd. The Guild loosely defines a session beer as anything under five percent alcohol by volume that is well balanced, crisp, and refreshing. “It’s a beer you can drink for breakfast” says Dave Thibodeau, President and Co-Founder of Ska “We wanted to brew an aggressively hopped beer that you can drink a few of and still hold your shit together.”

Rudie is the first new mainstay to be added to Ska’s portfolio since the death of Ten Pin Porter (RIP). The beer weighs in at 4.5% alcohol by volume and is brewed with El Dorado and Galaxy Hops in quantities more typical of an American IPA than a session beer. “By this point in the summer the novelty of light lagers and wheat beers has begun to wear off, but the novelty of drinking beer all day has not.” says Bill Graham, Brewing Overlord and Co-Founder of Ska “The idea was that hop forward, flavorful beers don’t always have to knock you on your on ass.”

The inspiration for this beer comes from a long standing tradition of brewing specialty one-offs for The Durango Film Festival. “Every year we brew something different for the film fest.” says Thomas Larsen, Head Brewer at Ska “It needs to be flavorful, approachable, and sessionable enough that folks aren’t launching projectiles at the screen mid-film. The last few years we’ve been experimenting with low alcohol beers that retain the big body and big flavor profile people expect of an IPA. We knew we were on to something.” Rudie will hit the shelves August 2nd in twelve ounce cans and will be available in all of Ska’s markets.

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Ska Rudie Session IPA cans arrive next month

BeerPulse - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:44

Press Release: 

(Durango, CO) – Rudie, the newest addition to Ska Brewing Co.’s arsenal is set to be unveiled at the Colorado Brewers Guild’s inaugural Sesh Fest on August 2nd. The Guild loosely defines a session beer as anything under five percent alcohol by volume that is well balanced, crisp, and refreshing. “It’s a beer you can drink for breakfast” says Dave Thibodeau, President and Co-Founder of Ska “We wanted to brew an aggressively hopped beer that you can drink a few of and still hold your shit together.”

Rudie is the first new mainstay to be added to Ska’s portfolio since the death of Ten Pin Porter (RIP). The beer weighs in at 4.5% alcohol by volume and is brewed with El Dorado and Galaxy Hops in quantities more typical of an American IPA than a session beer. “By this point in the summer the novelty of light lagers and wheat beers has begun to wear off, but the novelty of drinking beer all day has not.” says Bill Graham, Brewing Overlord and Co-Founder of Ska “The idea was that hop forward, flavorful beers don’t always have to knock you on your on ass.”

The inspiration for this beer comes from a long standing tradition of brewing specialty one-offs for The Durango Film Festival. “Every year we brew something different for the film fest.” says Thomas Larsen, Head Brewer at Ska “It needs to be flavorful, approachable, and sessionable enough that folks aren’t launching projectiles at the screen mid-film. The last few years we’ve been experimenting with low alcohol beers that retain the big body and big flavor profile people expect of an IPA. We knew we were on to something.” Rudie will hit the shelves August 2nd in twelve ounce cans and will be available in all of Ska’s markets.

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Heads Up... Site Maintenance Tomorrow

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:42
A quick heads up that I will be performing maintenance on Homebrew Finds tomorrow.  We are... changing platforms.  As part of that the site may be inaccessible for periods of time tomorrow morning.  I'm hoping that everything is complete by early afternoon.  If you're having trouble accessing the site after that time, can you let me know?  You can reach me by Email, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.  Thanks for being a part of Homebrew Finds!

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Molson Coors CEO, Peter Swinburn, to retire after 40-year career in beer business

BeerPulse - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:11

Press Release: 

(Denver, CO) – Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP; TSX: TPX) today announced that after a 40-year career in the beer business, Peter S. Swinburn, Chief Executive Officer and President, has decided to retire from the Company and its Board of Directors on December 31, 2014. The Board has named Mark R. Hunter, currently CEO and President of Molson Coors Europe and a 25-year industry veteran, CEO and President of Molson Coors, effective upon Mr. Swinburn’s retirement, at which time he will also join the Company’s Board. Mr. Swinburn, 61, who has served as Molson Coors’ CEO since 2008, will continue to lead the company until his retirement, working closely with the Board and Mr. Hunter to ensure a smooth transition.

Peter H. Coors, Chairman of the Board, said, “On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Peter for his extraordinary contributions over the past six years as our company’s CEO. Peter has personified the values, culture and performance that have become the hallmark of our organization and as a Board, we respect his decision to retire and appreciate his continued leadership through this transition. Peter has led the Company through a period of significant growth and change, with milestones that include the formation of the MillerCoors JV in the U.S., the acquisition of StarBev in Europe, and the development of additional strong and growing global brands. Simply put, we are a stronger, more global and more dynamic company today as a result of Peter’s influence.

“At the same time, we are excited that we have an executive of Mark’s caliber who can seamlessly step into the CEO role,” said Mr. Coors. “Mark is a true leader and brings a deep knowledge of all aspects of our business, as well as years of exceptional brand-building and commercial beer industry expertise. He is also recognized throughout our organization for his integrity and belief in the extraordinary people who make Molson Coors so successful. The Board is confident that Mark is the right person to lead us going forward and continue our strong momentum.”

Mr. Swinburn said, “It has been a privilege to be part of the Molson Coors organization for the past 12 years, and I am proud of all we have accomplished during my time here. Molson Coors has the right strategy in place, a strong financial foundation, and some of the most dedicated and talented leaders–like Mark Hunter–in the beer industry. I am confident that under Mark’s leadership, the Company’s best days are ahead. At the same time, it is business as usual at Molson Coors and we will remain focused on growing our brands and creating value for shareholders.”

Mr. Hunter remarked, “Molson Coors is extremely well-positioned for growth, with world-renowned brands, strong market share across key geographies, and the most talented and dedicated employees in the industry. I am grateful to the Board for its vote of confidence and look forward to working closely with them and with our management team over the coming months to ensure a seamless transition and execute on our strategy for growing brands and shareholder value.”

Mark Hunter Biography

Mr. Hunter, 51, most recently served as CEO and President of Molson Coors Europe since January 2013. Prior to this role, Mr. Hunter served as CEO and President of Central Europe since June 2012 and as CEO and President of MCBC UK from December 2007 until June 2012. Previously, from May 2005 to November 2007, he was Chief Commercial Officer for Molson Coors Canada, where he was responsible for all sales and marketing activities.

From 1997 to 2005, he served on the board of Bass Brewers Ltd. and Coors Brewers Limited (now MCBC UK) as Marketing Director. During such time, Mr. Hunter had accountability for the Bass Brewers brand portfolio including Carling plus business unit strategy and export development. From 1989 to 1997, Mr. Hunter held marketing leadership roles for Bass Brewers. Before joining Bass Brewers in 1989, he held sales positions with Hallmark Cards and Bulmers Drinks. Mr. Hunter holds a Bachelor Honours degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where he was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2009.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes estimates or projections that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. Generally, the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “project,” “will,” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historic in nature. Although the Company believes that the assumptions upon which its forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these assumptions will prove to be correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s historical experience, and present projections and expectations are disclosed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). These factors include, among others, impact of competitive pricing and product pressures; health of the beer industry and our brands in our markets; economic conditions in our markets; pension plan costs; availability or increase in the cost of packaging materials; our ability to maintain manufacturer/distribution agreements; our ability to implement our strategic initiatives, including executing and realizing cost savings; our ability to successfully integrate our Central Europe business; changes in legal and regulatory requirements, including the regulation of distribution systems; increase in the cost of commodities used in the business; our ability to maintain brand image, reputation and product quality; our ability to maintain good labor relations; changes in our supply chain system; additional impairment charges; the impact of climate change and the availability and quality of water; risks relating to operations outside North America; success of our joint ventures; lack of full-control over the operations of MillerCoors; and other risks discussed in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2013, which are available from the SEC. All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified by such cautionary statements and by reference to the underlying assumptions. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. We do not undertake to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Overview of Molson Coors Brewing Company

Molson Coors Brewing Company is a leading global brewer delivering extraordinary brands that delight the world’s beer drinkers. It brews, markets and sells a portfolio of leading premium brands such as Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Carling, Staropramen and Blue Moon across The Americas, Europe and Asia. It operates in Canada through Molson Coors Canada; in the US through MillerCoors; across Europe through Molson Coors Europe; and outside these core markets through Molson Coors International. For the past two years, the company has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and named global Beverage Sector Leader. Molson Coors is constantly looking for ways to improve its Beer Print. For more information on Molson Coors Brewing Company, visit the company’s Web site, www.molsoncoors.com.

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Molson Coors CEO, Peter Swinburn, to retire after 40-year career in beer business

BeerNews.org - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:11

Press Release: 

(Denver, CO) – Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP; TSX: TPX) today announced that after a 40-year career in the beer business, Peter S. Swinburn, Chief Executive Officer and President, has decided to retire from the Company and its Board of Directors on December 31, 2014. The Board has named Mark R. Hunter, currently CEO and President of Molson Coors Europe and a 25-year industry veteran, CEO and President of Molson Coors, effective upon Mr. Swinburn’s retirement, at which time he will also join the Company’s Board. Mr. Swinburn, 61, who has served as Molson Coors’ CEO since 2008, will continue to lead the company until his retirement, working closely with the Board and Mr. Hunter to ensure a smooth transition.

Peter H. Coors, Chairman of the Board, said, “On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Peter for his extraordinary contributions over the past six years as our company’s CEO. Peter has personified the values, culture and performance that have become the hallmark of our organization and as a Board, we respect his decision to retire and appreciate his continued leadership through this transition. Peter has led the Company through a period of significant growth and change, with milestones that include the formation of the MillerCoors JV in the U.S., the acquisition of StarBev in Europe, and the development of additional strong and growing global brands. Simply put, we are a stronger, more global and more dynamic company today as a result of Peter’s influence.

“At the same time, we are excited that we have an executive of Mark’s caliber who can seamlessly step into the CEO role,” said Mr. Coors. “Mark is a true leader and brings a deep knowledge of all aspects of our business, as well as years of exceptional brand-building and commercial beer industry expertise. He is also recognized throughout our organization for his integrity and belief in the extraordinary people who make Molson Coors so successful. The Board is confident that Mark is the right person to lead us going forward and continue our strong momentum.”

Mr. Swinburn said, “It has been a privilege to be part of the Molson Coors organization for the past 12 years, and I am proud of all we have accomplished during my time here. Molson Coors has the right strategy in place, a strong financial foundation, and some of the most dedicated and talented leaders–like Mark Hunter–in the beer industry. I am confident that under Mark’s leadership, the Company’s best days are ahead. At the same time, it is business as usual at Molson Coors and we will remain focused on growing our brands and creating value for shareholders.”

Mr. Hunter remarked, “Molson Coors is extremely well-positioned for growth, with world-renowned brands, strong market share across key geographies, and the most talented and dedicated employees in the industry. I am grateful to the Board for its vote of confidence and look forward to working closely with them and with our management team over the coming months to ensure a seamless transition and execute on our strategy for growing brands and shareholder value.”

Mark Hunter Biography

Mr. Hunter, 51, most recently served as CEO and President of Molson Coors Europe since January 2013. Prior to this role, Mr. Hunter served as CEO and President of Central Europe since June 2012 and as CEO and President of MCBC UK from December 2007 until June 2012. Previously, from May 2005 to November 2007, he was Chief Commercial Officer for Molson Coors Canada, where he was responsible for all sales and marketing activities.

From 1997 to 2005, he served on the board of Bass Brewers Ltd. and Coors Brewers Limited (now MCBC UK) as Marketing Director. During such time, Mr. Hunter had accountability for the Bass Brewers brand portfolio including Carling plus business unit strategy and export development. From 1989 to 1997, Mr. Hunter held marketing leadership roles for Bass Brewers. Before joining Bass Brewers in 1989, he held sales positions with Hallmark Cards and Bulmers Drinks. Mr. Hunter holds a Bachelor Honours degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where he was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2009.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes estimates or projections that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. Generally, the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “project,” “will,” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historic in nature. Although the Company believes that the assumptions upon which its forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these assumptions will prove to be correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s historical experience, and present projections and expectations are disclosed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). These factors include, among others, impact of competitive pricing and product pressures; health of the beer industry and our brands in our markets; economic conditions in our markets; pension plan costs; availability or increase in the cost of packaging materials; our ability to maintain manufacturer/distribution agreements; our ability to implement our strategic initiatives, including executing and realizing cost savings; our ability to successfully integrate our Central Europe business; changes in legal and regulatory requirements, including the regulation of distribution systems; increase in the cost of commodities used in the business; our ability to maintain brand image, reputation and product quality; our ability to maintain good labor relations; changes in our supply chain system; additional impairment charges; the impact of climate change and the availability and quality of water; risks relating to operations outside North America; success of our joint ventures; lack of full-control over the operations of MillerCoors; and other risks discussed in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2013, which are available from the SEC. All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified by such cautionary statements and by reference to the underlying assumptions. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. We do not undertake to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Overview of Molson Coors Brewing Company

Molson Coors Brewing Company is a leading global brewer delivering extraordinary brands that delight the world’s beer drinkers. It brews, markets and sells a portfolio of leading premium brands such as Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Carling, Staropramen and Blue Moon across The Americas, Europe and Asia. It operates in Canada through Molson Coors Canada; in the US through MillerCoors; across Europe through Molson Coors Europe; and outside these core markets through Molson Coors International. For the past two years, the company has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and named global Beverage Sector Leader. Molson Coors is constantly looking for ways to improve its Beer Print. For more information on Molson Coors Brewing Company, visit the company’s Web site, www.molsoncoors.com.

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Beer In Ads #1261: Enjoy The Difference!

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:04
Thursday’s ad is another one for Schlitz, this one from 1961. What’s the difference they want you to enjoy? Why it’s “that deep, cool, kiss-of-the-hops flavor,” of course. They want you to “move up to Schlitz.” But what’s with the animals on the wall....

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Reader Tip: 2L Erlenmeyer Flask and Stopper - $16.61 + StirStarter Stir Plate

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:02
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Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:21
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Real Ale 18th Anniversary Gose cans now available

BeerPulse - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:21

Press Release: 

(Blanco, TX) – Real Ale Brewing Co. will be releasing its 18th Anniversary Gose state-wide in 12oz. cans this week. First served earlier this year at our annual anniversary celebration, this refreshing wheat beer was previously draft only.

“We originally collaborated with our friends at Odell Brewing Co. back in February to create the recipe, and we brewed 7 bbl at their place in Fort Collins, CO. As soon as we tasted it, we knew that it would be the perfect beer for our 18th Anniversary party and for the imminent Texas summer,” says Brewmaster Erik Ogershok.

Gose is a rarely brewed regional specialty beer from Northern Germany. A slightly sour ale, it is known for its use of coriander and a unique saltiness that is derived from the local water source. Our take on the traditional German style has a distinctly Southwestern twist – a bright acidity from the addition of pureed limes. The resulting tartness makes for a delicious and thirst quenching summer brew. “After the response we had at the anniversary party, it would have been difficult not to offer this beer in cans for the summer,” says Ogershok.

Stats:
Wheat beer with coriander and lime
4.34% ABV

About Real Ale Brewing Company:
Founded in Blanco, Texas in 1996 in the basement of an antiques store, Real Ale Brewing Company has grown into one of the largest craft breweries in the state of Texas. From their current facility in the Texas Hill Country, Real Ale’s dedicated team of brewers produces a wide variety of exceptional ales & lagers using only the finest natural ingredients.
For more information about the brewery and beers please visit www.realalebrewing.com and follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RealAleBrewing and @realalebrewing on Twitter.

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Real Ale 18th Anniversary Gose cans now available

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:21

Press Release: 

(Blanco, TX) – Real Ale Brewing Co. will be releasing its 18th Anniversary Gose state-wide in 12oz. cans this week. First served earlier this year at our annual anniversary celebration, this refreshing wheat beer was previously draft only.

“We originally collaborated with our friends at Odell Brewing Co. back in February to create the recipe, and we brewed 7 bbl at their place in Fort Collins, CO. As soon as we tasted it, we knew that it would be the perfect beer for our 18th Anniversary party and for the imminent Texas summer,” says Brewmaster Erik Ogershok.

Gose is a rarely brewed regional specialty beer from Northern Germany. A slightly sour ale, it is known for its use of coriander and a unique saltiness that is derived from the local water source. Our take on the traditional German style has a distinctly Southwestern twist – a bright acidity from the addition of pureed limes. The resulting tartness makes for a delicious and thirst quenching summer brew. “After the response we had at the anniversary party, it would have been difficult not to offer this beer in cans for the summer,” says Ogershok.

Stats:
Wheat beer with coriander and lime
4.34% ABV

About Real Ale Brewing Company:
Founded in Blanco, Texas in 1996 in the basement of an antiques store, Real Ale Brewing Company has grown into one of the largest craft breweries in the state of Texas. From their current facility in the Texas Hill Country, Real Ale’s dedicated team of brewers produces a wide variety of exceptional ales & lagers using only the finest natural ingredients.
For more information about the brewery and beers please visit www.realalebrewing.com and follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RealAleBrewing and @realalebrewing on Twitter.

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Peace & Assist: Colorado-based brewers brew up tongue-in-cheek reference to C&D letters

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:09

The beer, called Peace & Assist, is a cheeky play on the cease-and-desist letters that have become commonplace in the past two years as older and expanding craft breweries jostle with newer ones over business and beer names and trademarks.

More >> Westword.

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Peace & Assist: Colorado-based brewers brew up tongue-in-cheek reference to C&D letters

BeerPulse - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:09

The beer, called Peace & Assist, is a cheeky play on the cease-and-desist letters that have become commonplace in the past two years as older and expanding craft breweries jostle with newer ones over business and beer names and trademarks.

More >> Westword.

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21% Off Citra Rye IPA Kit + Up to 40% Off Wine Kits

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:54

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Small Australian brewery defeats SABMiller in trademark case

BeerPulse - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:28

A Sydney craft brewer has won a two-year trademark battle against a subsidiary of multinational beer giant SABMiller, one of the world’s largest brewing companies. The case against Wayward Brewing Company, which produces about 30,000 litres of beer annually, was brought by SABMiller India

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Small Australian brewery defeats SABMiller in trademark case

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:28

A Sydney craft brewer has won a two-year trademark battle against a subsidiary of multinational beer giant SABMiller, one of the world’s largest brewing companies. The case against Wayward Brewing Company, which produces about 30,000 litres of beer annually, was brought by SABMiller India

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Woodchuck Fall Harvest, Hopsation and Cellar Series Sour Cherry join fall lineup

BeerPulse - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:22

Press Release: 

(Middlebury, VT) – Woodchuck Hard Cider revived the cider industry in the U.S. 23 years ago and continues to create unique, handcrafted ciders today. In August, the award-winning brand is introducing Hopsation™, an innovative cider crafted with Cascade hops. Woodchuck will also release Cellar Series Sour Cherry, a tart cider crafted in the tradition of Belgian sour beers. The Fall Harvest Seasonal Cider, which includes quintessential fall flavors such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of American white oak, will also hit stores shelves.

The new Hopsation Cider begins with Woodchuck’s original small batch hard cider, and is infused with Cascade hops to impart their distinctive pine and citrus aromas. The smooth apple character of Woodchuck’s signature hard cider balances perfectly with the bitterness of the hops for a semi-dry, medium bodied cider. Hopsation will be available nationally in six-packs and on draft year-round. It represents the first addition to the core line of Woodchuck since 2011.

“Woodchuck fans are constantly seeking new, interesting ciders, and we ‘Give a ‘Chuck’ about crafting a cider that appeals widely to craft beverage lovers,” said Woodchuck cider maker John Matson. “Hopsation represents a marriage of the two hottest categories in the country, IPAs and Cider.”

Woodchuck is also introducing Cellar Series Sour Cherry Cider this August. Sour Cherry blends common eating apple varieties and bittersweet varieties with cherries sourced from Belgium. The cherries bring a natural, deep red color to the cider as well as subtle tart and sour fruit notes. Sour Cherry will be available nationally in 22-ounce bottles in limited quantities through August and September.

Also making returning this August is Woodchuck’s Fall Harvest Seasonal Cider. Crafted with the classic autumn flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and American white oak, the cider is just like apple pie. The new packaging features a painting by Vermont artist Kathleen Kolb of Woodchuck employees picking apples for the Vermont Foodbank last fall. This cider is sure to evoke images of Vermont’s iconic fall foliage and can be enjoyed from August through October in six packs and on draft.

For more information about Woodchuck Hard Cider, please visit http://www.woodchuck.com.

About Woodchuck® Hard Cider
Woodchuck Hard Cider introduced the U.S. to the craft cider category 23 years ago after it was first handcrafted in a 2-car garage in Proctorsville, Vermont. Staying true to its roots, Woodchuck is dedicated exclusively to cidermaking. In other words, we “Give a ‘Chuck” about authenticity and handcrafting the best cider possible. Innovation is at the core of everything Woodchuck’s cidermakers do, which is why they continuously strive to create unique new ciders using the finest ingredients. That attention to detail has paid off and Woodchuck Hard Cider has recently received awards at the World Expo of Beer, The Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition and the New York International Beer Competition. For more information about Woodchuck Hard Cider, visit http://www.woodchuck.com.

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Woodchuck Fall Harvest, Hopsation and Cellar Series Sour Cherry join fall lineup

BeerNews.org - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:22

Press Release: 

(Middlebury, VT) – Woodchuck Hard Cider revived the cider industry in the U.S. 23 years ago and continues to create unique, handcrafted ciders today. In August, the award-winning brand is introducing Hopsation™, an innovative cider crafted with Cascade hops. Woodchuck will also release Cellar Series Sour Cherry, a tart cider crafted in the tradition of Belgian sour beers. The Fall Harvest Seasonal Cider, which includes quintessential fall flavors such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of American white oak, will also hit stores shelves.

The new Hopsation Cider begins with Woodchuck’s original small batch hard cider, and is infused with Cascade hops to impart their distinctive pine and citrus aromas. The smooth apple character of Woodchuck’s signature hard cider balances perfectly with the bitterness of the hops for a semi-dry, medium bodied cider. Hopsation will be available nationally in six-packs and on draft year-round. It represents the first addition to the core line of Woodchuck since 2011.

“Woodchuck fans are constantly seeking new, interesting ciders, and we ‘Give a ‘Chuck’ about crafting a cider that appeals widely to craft beverage lovers,” said Woodchuck cider maker John Matson. “Hopsation represents a marriage of the two hottest categories in the country, IPAs and Cider.”

Woodchuck is also introducing Cellar Series Sour Cherry Cider this August. Sour Cherry blends common eating apple varieties and bittersweet varieties with cherries sourced from Belgium. The cherries bring a natural, deep red color to the cider as well as subtle tart and sour fruit notes. Sour Cherry will be available nationally in 22-ounce bottles in limited quantities through August and September.

Also making returning this August is Woodchuck’s Fall Harvest Seasonal Cider. Crafted with the classic autumn flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and American white oak, the cider is just like apple pie. The new packaging features a painting by Vermont artist Kathleen Kolb of Woodchuck employees picking apples for the Vermont Foodbank last fall. This cider is sure to evoke images of Vermont’s iconic fall foliage and can be enjoyed from August through October in six packs and on draft.

For more information about Woodchuck Hard Cider, please visit http://www.woodchuck.com.

About Woodchuck® Hard Cider
Woodchuck Hard Cider introduced the U.S. to the craft cider category 23 years ago after it was first handcrafted in a 2-car garage in Proctorsville, Vermont. Staying true to its roots, Woodchuck is dedicated exclusively to cidermaking. In other words, we “Give a ‘Chuck” about authenticity and handcrafting the best cider possible. Innovation is at the core of everything Woodchuck’s cidermakers do, which is why they continuously strive to create unique new ciders using the finest ingredients. That attention to detail has paid off and Woodchuck Hard Cider has recently received awards at the World Expo of Beer, The Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition and the New York International Beer Competition. For more information about Woodchuck Hard Cider, visit http://www.woodchuck.com.

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