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Independence Brewing, “The Tacos of Texas” authors start Revolución Saison to pair with tacos

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[Photo credit: Independence Brewing Facebook]

[Press Release:]

Austin brewery and “The Tacos of Texas” authors join forces to create Revolución Saison Ale

(Austin, TX) – Independence Brewing Co., one of Texas’ original craft breweries, today celebrates its release of Revolución Saison Ale, a limited release ale created specifically to pair with one of the Lone Star State’s favorite foods – tacos.

Revolución Saison Ale is the result of the Austin-based brewery’s partnership with the authors of “The Tacos of Texas,” a book that examines the history and recipes behind the state’s diverse styles of tacos, and their shared vision of brewing the perfect “taco beer.”

“We wanted a beer that is just as complex as a taco and one that would complement the citrus flavors found in carnitas, fajitas marinade or pineapples in tacos al pastor,” said Mando Rayo, co-author of “The Tacos of Texas.”

Dry-hopped with Summit and Strisselspalt hops, Revolución’s crisp, citrusy taste is balanced by the mild esters produced during fermentation that accentuate the herbal flavors in tacos like cumin, coriander, and cilantro. Independence’s saison is brewed with pale malt to be light-bodied and refreshing.

“The idea behind brewing Revolución was to embrace the herbal notes found in a traditional saison while making the beer refreshing enough to drink on a hot summer day. Our saison had to be on the lighter side of the style and really crisp, something that would balance out the spicy elements of tacos,” said Amy Cartwright, co-founder of Independence Brewing Co.

Independence Brewing Co. first previewed Revolución at a launch party in its Austin taproom. During the event, City Councilmember Delia Garza officially declared July 1, 2017 as “Taco Revolución Day” in Austin, Texas.

Revolución Saison Ale (ABV: 5.6 percent) is available now on draft and in six-pack cans throughout Texas.

About Independence Brewing Co.
Founded in 2004, Independence Brewing Co. is one of Texas’ original craft breweries. Based in Austin and brewed for independent thinkers and drinkers, Independence Brewing Co.’s year-round offerings include: Austin Amber, Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout, Liberty Lunch IPA, Redbud Berliner Weisse, Stash IPA and Power & Light Pale Ale – 2016 World Beer Cup Gold Medal winner. Over 21 and want more info? Visit IndependenceBrewing.com #DrinkForYourself

About The Tacos of Texas
Rooted in tradición mexicana and infused with Texas food culture, tacos are some of Texans’ all-time favorite foods. In The Tacos of Texas, the taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece take us on a muy sabroso taco tour around the state as they discover the traditions, recipes, stories, and personalities behind puffy tacos in San Antonio, trompo tacos in Dallas, breakfast tacos in Austin, carnitas tacos in El Paso, fish tacos in Corpus Christi, barbacoa in the Rio Grande Valley, y más. The Tacos of Texas is the indispensable guidebook, cookbook, and testimonio. www.TacosofTexas.com (University of Texas Press 2016)

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Independence Brewing, “The Tacos of Texas” authors start Revolución Saison to pair with tacos

BeerNews.org - 1 hour 20 min ago

[Photo credit: Independence Brewing Facebook]

[Press Release:]

Austin brewery and “The Tacos of Texas” authors join forces to create Revolución Saison Ale

(Austin, TX) – Independence Brewing Co., one of Texas’ original craft breweries, today celebrates its release of Revolución Saison Ale, a limited release ale created specifically to pair with one of the Lone Star State’s favorite foods – tacos.

Revolución Saison Ale is the result of the Austin-based brewery’s partnership with the authors of “The Tacos of Texas,” a book that examines the history and recipes behind the state’s diverse styles of tacos, and their shared vision of brewing the perfect “taco beer.”

“We wanted a beer that is just as complex as a taco and one that would complement the citrus flavors found in carnitas, fajitas marinade or pineapples in tacos al pastor,” said Mando Rayo, co-author of “The Tacos of Texas.”

Dry-hopped with Summit and Strisselspalt hops, Revolución’s crisp, citrusy taste is balanced by the mild esters produced during fermentation that accentuate the herbal flavors in tacos like cumin, coriander, and cilantro. Independence’s saison is brewed with pale malt to be light-bodied and refreshing.

“The idea behind brewing Revolución was to embrace the herbal notes found in a traditional saison while making the beer refreshing enough to drink on a hot summer day. Our saison had to be on the lighter side of the style and really crisp, something that would balance out the spicy elements of tacos,” said Amy Cartwright, co-founder of Independence Brewing Co.

Independence Brewing Co. first previewed Revolución at a launch party in its Austin taproom. During the event, City Councilmember Delia Garza officially declared July 1, 2017 as “Taco Revolución Day” in Austin, Texas.

Revolución Saison Ale (ABV: 5.6 percent) is available now on draft and in six-pack cans throughout Texas.

About Independence Brewing Co.
Founded in 2004, Independence Brewing Co. is one of Texas’ original craft breweries. Based in Austin and brewed for independent thinkers and drinkers, Independence Brewing Co.’s year-round offerings include: Austin Amber, Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout, Liberty Lunch IPA, Redbud Berliner Weisse, Stash IPA and Power & Light Pale Ale – 2016 World Beer Cup Gold Medal winner. Over 21 and want more info? Visit IndependenceBrewing.com #DrinkForYourself

About The Tacos of Texas
Rooted in tradición mexicana and infused with Texas food culture, tacos are some of Texans’ all-time favorite foods. In The Tacos of Texas, the taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece take us on a muy sabroso taco tour around the state as they discover the traditions, recipes, stories, and personalities behind puffy tacos in San Antonio, trompo tacos in Dallas, breakfast tacos in Austin, carnitas tacos in El Paso, fish tacos in Corpus Christi, barbacoa in the Rio Grande Valley, y más. The Tacos of Texas is the indispensable guidebook, cookbook, and testimonio. www.TacosofTexas.com (University of Texas Press 2016)

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Independence Brewing Co. expands distribution throughout Arkansas

BeerPulse - 1 hour 44 min ago

[Press Release:]

Austin-based craft brewery finds a ‘natural’ fit with first statewide territory outside of Texas

(Austin, TX) – Independence Brewing Co., one of Texas’ original craft breweries, today announced the company will begin distributing its lineup of award-winning beers throughout the state of Arkansas. The new territory signals the brand’s first expansion of distribution outside its home state of Texas.

Independence’ Brewing Co.’s core lineup of craft brews, which include Austin Amber, Liberty Lunch IPA, Redbud Berliner Weisse, Power & Light Pale Ale, and the brand’s top-selling beer, Stash IPA, are available now in both on-premise bars and restaurants as well as off-premise retail stores. Little Rock-based Central Distributing have signed on as Independence’s wholesale partner throughout the Natural State.

“We had canoed and camp along the Buffalo River years ago, so when we began looking into new markets for Independence, Arkansas really stood out against the other states we were considering,” said Amy Cartwright, co-founder and president of Independence Brewing Co.

“The people of Arkansas really seem to hold similar values as we do at Independence; a love for the outdoors, supporting local music and the arts, and giving back to the community. We’re truly excited to hit the ground running in our first new state and hopefully become a part of its amazing culture for a long time ahead,” Cartwright said.

Independence Brewing Co. was founded in Austin, Texas in 2004 by the husband and wife team of Rob and Amy Cartwright with the goal of brewing craft beers for “independent thinkers and independent drinkers.” The brand ranks among the top independent brewers of craft beer in the state of Texas with nearly 16 thousand barrels produced in 2016.

To celebrate the brand’s milestone, Independence Brewing Co. will host several events throughout the week in Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas. Individual event details can be found on Independence Brewing Co.’s Facebook page.

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Independence Brewing Co. expands distribution throughout Arkansas

BeerNews.org - 1 hour 44 min ago

[Press Release:]

Austin-based craft brewery finds a ‘natural’ fit with first statewide territory outside of Texas

(Austin, TX) – Independence Brewing Co., one of Texas’ original craft breweries, today announced the company will begin distributing its lineup of award-winning beers throughout the state of Arkansas. The new territory signals the brand’s first expansion of distribution outside its home state of Texas.

Independence’ Brewing Co.’s core lineup of craft brews, which include Austin Amber, Liberty Lunch IPA, Redbud Berliner Weisse, Power & Light Pale Ale, and the brand’s top-selling beer, Stash IPA, are available now in both on-premise bars and restaurants as well as off-premise retail stores. Little Rock-based Central Distributing have signed on as Independence’s wholesale partner throughout the Natural State.

“We had canoed and camp along the Buffalo River years ago, so when we began looking into new markets for Independence, Arkansas really stood out against the other states we were considering,” said Amy Cartwright, co-founder and president of Independence Brewing Co.

“The people of Arkansas really seem to hold similar values as we do at Independence; a love for the outdoors, supporting local music and the arts, and giving back to the community. We’re truly excited to hit the ground running in our first new state and hopefully become a part of its amazing culture for a long time ahead,” Cartwright said.

Independence Brewing Co. was founded in Austin, Texas in 2004 by the husband and wife team of Rob and Amy Cartwright with the goal of brewing craft beers for “independent thinkers and independent drinkers.” The brand ranks among the top independent brewers of craft beer in the state of Texas with nearly 16 thousand barrels produced in 2016.

To celebrate the brand’s milestone, Independence Brewing Co. will host several events throughout the week in Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas. Individual event details can be found on Independence Brewing Co.’s Facebook page.

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Newport Storm’s LocAle just re-released

BeerPulse - 3 hours 21 min ago

[Press Release:]

(Newport, RI) – Newport Storm’s is re-releasing LocAle! “While similar to the last version, the brewers couldn’t resist making interesting tweaks to this one”, says founder and president, Brent Ryan. Little changes have been made to this honey colored saison ale such as teaming up with another great local honey from Annie B’s Honey Farm. The finish is also drier than the last version, giving rise to more spicy character. Annette, a local bee keeper, turned her one hive into career of caring for over 80 hives that rest on two and a half acres in Cumberland, RI. It’s her Clover Honey that adds a touch of sweetness to this golden ale.

The pure saison yeast worked around the clock like a busy bee creating hints of lemongrass, pepper and ginger. Golding, Equinox and Tettanger hops don’t bitter this beer, but rather bring out fragrant aromas of apple and pear. Canada pale, Canada wheat and honey malts round out the brew for a balance.

LocAle is 7% ABV and is available in 4-packs and on draught starting the week of July, 17th! For more information on where you can track down this limited batch brew and all of Newport Storm’s beers go to NewportStorm.com or like Newport Storm Beer on Facebook. Interested in learning more about Annie B’s Honey Farm then check out their website or follow them on Facebook at @anniebsfarm.Cheers!

About Newport Storm:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Company is Rhode Island’s Microbrewery, brewing Newport Storm beers since 1999. The Visitors Center is open daily year-round for tours and tastings (closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day) in the north end of Newport on JT Connell Road.. Newport Storm beer is distributed throughout RI and PA. Their brews include four year-round beers: Hurricane Amber Ale, Rhode Island Blueberry, India Pale Ale, and Rhode Sodah, their Storm of the Season beers, and limited release beers like their Barrel Aged Beer Program and Annual Limited Release Series of bottle-conditioned beers. The beers are offered in a variety of packages ranging from kegs to bottles to cans.

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Newport Storm’s LocAle just re-released

BeerNews.org - 3 hours 21 min ago

[Press Release:]

(Newport, RI) – Newport Storm’s is re-releasing LocAle! “While similar to the last version, the brewers couldn’t resist making interesting tweaks to this one”, says founder and president, Brent Ryan. Little changes have been made to this honey colored saison ale such as teaming up with another great local honey from Annie B’s Honey Farm. The finish is also drier than the last version, giving rise to more spicy character. Annette, a local bee keeper, turned her one hive into career of caring for over 80 hives that rest on two and a half acres in Cumberland, RI. It’s her Clover Honey that adds a touch of sweetness to this golden ale.

The pure saison yeast worked around the clock like a busy bee creating hints of lemongrass, pepper and ginger. Golding, Equinox and Tettanger hops don’t bitter this beer, but rather bring out fragrant aromas of apple and pear. Canada pale, Canada wheat and honey malts round out the brew for a balance.

LocAle is 7% ABV and is available in 4-packs and on draught starting the week of July, 17th! For more information on where you can track down this limited batch brew and all of Newport Storm’s beers go to NewportStorm.com or like Newport Storm Beer on Facebook. Interested in learning more about Annie B’s Honey Farm then check out their website or follow them on Facebook at @anniebsfarm.Cheers!

About Newport Storm:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Company is Rhode Island’s Microbrewery, brewing Newport Storm beers since 1999. The Visitors Center is open daily year-round for tours and tastings (closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day) in the north end of Newport on JT Connell Road.. Newport Storm beer is distributed throughout RI and PA. Their brews include four year-round beers: Hurricane Amber Ale, Rhode Island Blueberry, India Pale Ale, and Rhode Sodah, their Storm of the Season beers, and limited release beers like their Barrel Aged Beer Program and Annual Limited Release Series of bottle-conditioned beers. The beers are offered in a variety of packages ranging from kegs to bottles to cans.

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Samuel Smith’s Organic Apricot Ale, Organic Strawberry Ale hit 4-packs in August

BeerPulse - 3 hours 41 min ago

[Press Release:]

For a family-owned brewery with over 250 years of history, there is really nothing more traditional and authentic than brewing organically: in 1758, all beer was organic! Melbourn Bros. Brewery in Stamford, England, was established in 1825. After many decades of brewing pale ales and stouts, this steam-powered regional brewery began to experience obsolescence of equipment and slowing sales. It closed in the 1970s.

Samuel Smith’s Brewery purchased and restored Melbourn Bros. Brewery in the 1990s, keeping as much of the well-preserved Victorian equipment as possible: the copper kettle; the belt-driven malt mill; the 1876 mash tun. The 1910 Gainsborough boiler that powers the brewery was carefully rebuilt and reconditioned.

Melbourn Bros. began by producing fruit beers, an innovation for Samuel Smith’s. In 2009, after sourcing organic ingredients and receiving organic certification, Melbourn Bros. became a Certified Organic brewery. Samuel Smith’s Organic Apricot, Cherry, Raspberry, and Strawberry ales were launched to huge success – each took a Gold in the US Open Beer Championship: Strawberry in 2009; Raspberry in 2010; Apricot in 2012; and Cherry in 2014.

All four Samuel Smith organic fruit beers are available in 550 mL (18.7 oz.) “Victorian pint” bottles, but due to demand for a smaller size for on-premise, and also due to the growing popularity of multi-packs at retail, Organic Apricot and Organic Strawberry are now also being sold in four-packs of 12 oz. bottles.

Tasting Notes:
Samuel Smith’s Organic Apricot Ale is rich and full-bodied; the color is a glowing hazy orange. Apricots contribute to a stunning fruit beer: the ripe, aromatic bouquet supports a sweet, summery flavor with just a suggestion of stone-fruit tartness.

Samuel Smith’s Organic Strawberry Ale offers a soft and subtle flavor, making the character of this fruit beer extremely sophisticated and refined. The smooth malt and aromatic strawberry flavors merge together in an elegant fashion, with fresh, ripe strawberries shining through.

Samuel Smith’s Organic fruit beers are Registered Vegan and Certified Organic by the UK Soil Assn. and the USDA.

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Samuel Smith’s Organic Apricot Ale, Organic Strawberry Ale hit 4-packs in August

BeerNews.org - 3 hours 41 min ago

[Press Release:]

For a family-owned brewery with over 250 years of history, there is really nothing more traditional and authentic than brewing organically: in 1758, all beer was organic! Melbourn Bros. Brewery in Stamford, England, was established in 1825. After many decades of brewing pale ales and stouts, this steam-powered regional brewery began to experience obsolescence of equipment and slowing sales. It closed in the 1970s.

Samuel Smith’s Brewery purchased and restored Melbourn Bros. Brewery in the 1990s, keeping as much of the well-preserved Victorian equipment as possible: the copper kettle; the belt-driven malt mill; the 1876 mash tun. The 1910 Gainsborough boiler that powers the brewery was carefully rebuilt and reconditioned.

Melbourn Bros. began by producing fruit beers, an innovation for Samuel Smith’s. In 2009, after sourcing organic ingredients and receiving organic certification, Melbourn Bros. became a Certified Organic brewery. Samuel Smith’s Organic Apricot, Cherry, Raspberry, and Strawberry ales were launched to huge success – each took a Gold in the US Open Beer Championship: Strawberry in 2009; Raspberry in 2010; Apricot in 2012; and Cherry in 2014.

All four Samuel Smith organic fruit beers are available in 550 mL (18.7 oz.) “Victorian pint” bottles, but due to demand for a smaller size for on-premise, and also due to the growing popularity of multi-packs at retail, Organic Apricot and Organic Strawberry are now also being sold in four-packs of 12 oz. bottles.

Tasting Notes:
Samuel Smith’s Organic Apricot Ale is rich and full-bodied; the color is a glowing hazy orange. Apricots contribute to a stunning fruit beer: the ripe, aromatic bouquet supports a sweet, summery flavor with just a suggestion of stone-fruit tartness.

Samuel Smith’s Organic Strawberry Ale offers a soft and subtle flavor, making the character of this fruit beer extremely sophisticated and refined. The smooth malt and aromatic strawberry flavors merge together in an elegant fashion, with fresh, ripe strawberries shining through.

Samuel Smith’s Organic fruit beers are Registered Vegan and Certified Organic by the UK Soil Assn. and the USDA.

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Indeed Brewing celebrates five years of business this August

BeerPulse - 3 hours 59 min ago

[Press Release:]

(Minneapolis, MN) – Indeed Brewing Company will celebrate its fifth anniversary of business on August 10, 2017. The Company sold its inaugural beer on that day in 2012, becoming the first brewery and taproom to open in Northeast Minneapolis since James Page Brewing Company closed the early 2000s. Indeed will celebrate with events on August 19, 2017, both in its taproom and at its first-ever account, Icehouse Minneapolis.

When Indeed opened for business in 2012, Co-Founder Tom Whisenand imagined the taproom to be like a living room for the brewery, a place where people could get to know Indeed’s beer. Back then, Indeed had two beer offerings: Day Tripper Pale Ale and Midnight Ryder Black IPA. But with a company launch party later that August, and the release of cans in October, Indeed wasted no time getting its beer out of the living room and into the market. Forming an early partnership with local artist Chuck U, Indeed’s eye-catching cans helped early consumers discover Indeed’s beer. In the first six months of business, Indeed doubled its brewing capacity due to demand. Whisenand explained at the time, “This is a dream come true for all of us, it seems like just yesterday we were sitting around the kitchen table discussing our business plan and now we are doubling capacity… hopefully sleep will come after that.”

However, the Company didn’t see much rest in its second year, hiring a full-time quality manager, adding distribution in the surrounding metro area and creating Indeed We Can, the Company’s charitable giving program. “Indeed is only as strong as the community that surrounds it. It was important to us to find an authentic way to build relationships with our neighbors,” says Co-Founder Nathan Berndt. Through this program, taproom proceeds each Wednesday are donated to local nonprofits selected by employees. By August 2014, the taproom was open four days a week, and with five packaged beers in the market, Indeed continued to gain momentum.

The next few years would bring a multitude of positive change and opportunity to the Company. In 2014, Mexican Honey Imperial Lager brought home a Silver Medal from the Great American Beer Fest, giving the brewery national recognition. That same year, Indeed began the aging process for its Wooden Soul series of wild, sour and barrel-aged beer, led by brewer Adam Theis. By fall 2015, Indeed had greatly expanded its brewing capacity, staff, and number of packaged beers. 2016 saw the first packaged offering from Wooden Soul and the creation of two collaboration beers with New Belgium Brewing, one of the largest craft breweries in the country. In that year, Indeed also achieved a longtime goal of statewide distribution in Minnesota, grew industry relationships through its Flock Together collaboration series, and worked to maintain its integrity, pulling beer kits from Northern Brewer after the homebrew supply store was acquired by AB-InBev.

Head Brewer Josh Bischoff and his son Elliott Ryder Bischoff (Midnight Ryder’s namesake) mix up a test batch in Co-Founder Tom Whisenand’s garage in 2012.

Indeed is proud to share that since opening day in 2012, it has:

Grown its staff from eight to 56 employees and ranked as a Top 150 Workplace

Increased its barrel production capacity by over 400%

Expanded its number of packaged beer offerings from two to 15, with all cans featuring designs from local artist Chuck U

Increased its number of on- and off-premise accounts from 170 to 1,440

Widened distribution from the Twin Cities area to statewide in Minnesota and North Dakota, as well as parts of Wisconsin

Began exporting beer internationally to Spain

Donated more than $300,000 to over 100 nonprofits through Indeed We Can

Indeed is incredibly grateful for the support of the craft beer community over the past five years. Now the fourth largest production brewery in Minnesota, and the 250th largest brewery in the country, Indeed retains its core values of quality, community, originality, having fun and most importantly, making good beer. Head Brewer Josh Bischoff explains, “Our overall ‘trademark’ might be our commitment to quality and improvement. We brew beers across the spectrum of styles, ingredients, and colors. Even though taste is subjective, people can always expect a clean, well made beer from Indeed.”

When asked what they are most proud of about Indeed, both Whisenand and Berndt agree that at the end of the day, it comes down to people. “I am so proud of our people that work so hard, and give so much time to ensuring Indeed is not only a great place to work, but well known for high quality and consistent beer,” says Berndt. “We are a company that is successful and profitable without taking ourselves too seriously. Work days can be long and hard, but knowing there is a great group of people here to help makes all the difference.” Whisenand added “I get to come to work everyday and work alongside the best in the business. The people here have really made Indeed what it is today.”

In the immediate future, Indeed will prioritize building its presence and reputation in the craft brewing community, both regionally and nationally. Whisenand explains, “Five years from now I don’t think our accomplishments will be measured in size or growth rate. Rather, I hope people will be talking about how they still love drinking our beer, and can feel good about our company and what we stand for.”

Indeed will celebrate its five year anniversary twofold on August 19, 2017. At the brewery from 12pm to 6pm, Indeed will have an open house with self-guided tours, a shuttled tour to its offsite barrel-aging facility usually closed to the public, happy hour pricing on Day Tripper, Midnight Ryder and Shenanigans, food trucks, cake, and an extended patio. That same day, Indeed will throw down where it all began, kicking off its fifth year of business at Icehouse Minneapolis. “This has been the epitome of a great business relationship of mutual respect, that stretches back to the personal connections built with the people that make Indeed so great,” says Icehouse owner Brian Liebeck. “To be the first account to have Indeed on tap has always been an incredible honor and bragging right.” From 6pm to close, join Indeed at Icehouse Minneapolis for food, beer, giveaways, raffles, and live music from Ayvah, PaviElle, and Black Market Brass. Tickets to the Icehouse event are five dollars and include a free pint of Day Tripper and commemorative pint glass.

About Indeed
At Indeed Brewing Company, we’re cultivating an artfully eclectic lineup of distinctive flagship beers, well-loved seasonal releases, and adventurous specialty brews from the heart of Northeast Minneapolis. We’re not just brewing beer, we’re crafting experiences. We are thirsty creatures, Indeed. There’s more to explore at www.indeedbrewing.com.

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Indeed Brewing celebrates five years of business this August

BeerNews.org - 3 hours 59 min ago

[Press Release:]

(Minneapolis, MN) – Indeed Brewing Company will celebrate its fifth anniversary of business on August 10, 2017. The Company sold its inaugural beer on that day in 2012, becoming the first brewery and taproom to open in Northeast Minneapolis since James Page Brewing Company closed the early 2000s. Indeed will celebrate with events on August 19, 2017, both in its taproom and at its first-ever account, Icehouse Minneapolis.

When Indeed opened for business in 2012, Co-Founder Tom Whisenand imagined the taproom to be like a living room for the brewery, a place where people could get to know Indeed’s beer. Back then, Indeed had two beer offerings: Day Tripper Pale Ale and Midnight Ryder Black IPA. But with a company launch party later that August, and the release of cans in October, Indeed wasted no time getting its beer out of the living room and into the market. Forming an early partnership with local artist Chuck U, Indeed’s eye-catching cans helped early consumers discover Indeed’s beer. In the first six months of business, Indeed doubled its brewing capacity due to demand. Whisenand explained at the time, “This is a dream come true for all of us, it seems like just yesterday we were sitting around the kitchen table discussing our business plan and now we are doubling capacity… hopefully sleep will come after that.”

However, the Company didn’t see much rest in its second year, hiring a full-time quality manager, adding distribution in the surrounding metro area and creating Indeed We Can, the Company’s charitable giving program. “Indeed is only as strong as the community that surrounds it. It was important to us to find an authentic way to build relationships with our neighbors,” says Co-Founder Nathan Berndt. Through this program, taproom proceeds each Wednesday are donated to local nonprofits selected by employees. By August 2014, the taproom was open four days a week, and with five packaged beers in the market, Indeed continued to gain momentum.

The next few years would bring a multitude of positive change and opportunity to the Company. In 2014, Mexican Honey Imperial Lager brought home a Silver Medal from the Great American Beer Fest, giving the brewery national recognition. That same year, Indeed began the aging process for its Wooden Soul series of wild, sour and barrel-aged beer, led by brewer Adam Theis. By fall 2015, Indeed had greatly expanded its brewing capacity, staff, and number of packaged beers. 2016 saw the first packaged offering from Wooden Soul and the creation of two collaboration beers with New Belgium Brewing, one of the largest craft breweries in the country. In that year, Indeed also achieved a longtime goal of statewide distribution in Minnesota, grew industry relationships through its Flock Together collaboration series, and worked to maintain its integrity, pulling beer kits from Northern Brewer after the homebrew supply store was acquired by AB-InBev.

Head Brewer Josh Bischoff and his son Elliott Ryder Bischoff (Midnight Ryder’s namesake) mix up a test batch in Co-Founder Tom Whisenand’s garage in 2012.

Indeed is proud to share that since opening day in 2012, it has:

Grown its staff from eight to 56 employees and ranked as a Top 150 Workplace

Increased its barrel production capacity by over 400%

Expanded its number of packaged beer offerings from two to 15, with all cans featuring designs from local artist Chuck U

Increased its number of on- and off-premise accounts from 170 to 1,440

Widened distribution from the Twin Cities area to statewide in Minnesota and North Dakota, as well as parts of Wisconsin

Began exporting beer internationally to Spain

Donated more than $300,000 to over 100 nonprofits through Indeed We Can

Indeed is incredibly grateful for the support of the craft beer community over the past five years. Now the fourth largest production brewery in Minnesota, and the 250th largest brewery in the country, Indeed retains its core values of quality, community, originality, having fun and most importantly, making good beer. Head Brewer Josh Bischoff explains, “Our overall ‘trademark’ might be our commitment to quality and improvement. We brew beers across the spectrum of styles, ingredients, and colors. Even though taste is subjective, people can always expect a clean, well made beer from Indeed.”

When asked what they are most proud of about Indeed, both Whisenand and Berndt agree that at the end of the day, it comes down to people. “I am so proud of our people that work so hard, and give so much time to ensuring Indeed is not only a great place to work, but well known for high quality and consistent beer,” says Berndt. “We are a company that is successful and profitable without taking ourselves too seriously. Work days can be long and hard, but knowing there is a great group of people here to help makes all the difference.” Whisenand added “I get to come to work everyday and work alongside the best in the business. The people here have really made Indeed what it is today.”

In the immediate future, Indeed will prioritize building its presence and reputation in the craft brewing community, both regionally and nationally. Whisenand explains, “Five years from now I don’t think our accomplishments will be measured in size or growth rate. Rather, I hope people will be talking about how they still love drinking our beer, and can feel good about our company and what we stand for.”

Indeed will celebrate its five year anniversary twofold on August 19, 2017. At the brewery from 12pm to 6pm, Indeed will have an open house with self-guided tours, a shuttled tour to its offsite barrel-aging facility usually closed to the public, happy hour pricing on Day Tripper, Midnight Ryder and Shenanigans, food trucks, cake, and an extended patio. That same day, Indeed will throw down where it all began, kicking off its fifth year of business at Icehouse Minneapolis. “This has been the epitome of a great business relationship of mutual respect, that stretches back to the personal connections built with the people that make Indeed so great,” says Icehouse owner Brian Liebeck. “To be the first account to have Indeed on tap has always been an incredible honor and bragging right.” From 6pm to close, join Indeed at Icehouse Minneapolis for food, beer, giveaways, raffles, and live music from Ayvah, PaviElle, and Black Market Brass. Tickets to the Icehouse event are five dollars and include a free pint of Day Tripper and commemorative pint glass.

About Indeed
At Indeed Brewing Company, we’re cultivating an artfully eclectic lineup of distinctive flagship beers, well-loved seasonal releases, and adventurous specialty brews from the heart of Northeast Minneapolis. We’re not just brewing beer, we’re crafting experiences. We are thirsty creatures, Indeed. There’s more to explore at www.indeedbrewing.com.

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Classic Thermapen… Private Open Box Sale! + Hands on Review

Homebrew Finds - 4 hours 41 min ago
ThermoWorks is a having a private open box sale on their very popular and nearly universally lauded Thermapen Classic Thermometer.  This sale discounts these great thermometers to $63.  That ties with the lowest price I can recall seeing on this great thermometer.  These are like new and come with a full warranty. I have a Classic Thermapen and Love […]
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Update: Christmas in July at Adventures in Homebrewing! + stacks w/Free Shipping Promo

Homebrew Finds - 5 hours 40 min ago
Adventures in Homebrewing has a short “Christmas in July” sale going on right now.  The sale includes brand new NSF certified ball lock kegs, John Palmer Ingredient Kits, Kettles and more.  Save up to 60% from list with this great sale!  No coupon or promo code is necessary.  This is a short sale and supplies […]
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AVANTEK Non-Contact, Infrared Thermometer – coming up on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - 5 hours 55 min ago
AVANTEK Infrared Thermometer.  Temperature Range from -58°F to 1562°F.  Non-contact Dual Laser Digital Thermometer.  Displays in deg C or deg F.  Easy to read, backlit LCD display. 7/26/16 1:45 PM Central: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal starting at 2:10 PM Central for Prime Members and 30 minutes later for all. […]
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Beer Birthday: Mark Ruedrich

Brookston Beer Bulletin - 6 hours 34 min ago
Today is the 66th birthday of Mark Ruedrich, co-owner, and original brewer, of North Coast Brewing in Fort Bragg. Mark was a marine biologist who discovered good beer while living in England. Looking for a spot to build a brewery in Northern California, he was drawn to the tidal pools around Fort...

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Updated: MoreBeer Clone Recipe Kits – Heady Topper, Sculpin, Zombie Dust & Lots More

Homebrew Finds - 6 hours 41 min ago
MoreBeer offers a good number of clone recipe kits (some directly from the Brewery).  If you’re wanting to clone one of your favorite commercial beers, check out MoreBeer’s recipe kits, available in both extract recipes and all grain recipes. MoreBeer’s BrewMaster Series of Kits – All Grain – Extract – These are collaborations directly with brewers.  They are the actual […]
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396 GPH Submersible Pump – $20.99 + Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

Homebrew Finds - 7 hours 10 min ago
396 Gallon Per Hour/GPH Submersible Pump by EcoPlus.  396 Gallons per hour.  Included fittings: three-.75″ Barbed x .75″ Threaded, two-.5″ Barbed x .75″ Threaded and Nozzle x .75″ Threaded.  Pre-wired 69 inch 120v power cord. I use a similar pump (although different) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on […]
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Yuengling presents $100,000 donation to VFW at National Convention

BeerPulse - 7 hours 25 min ago

[Press Release:]

(Pottsville, PA) – D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. recognized the sacrifices that America’s veterans have made at the 118th Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) National Convention in New Orleans, LA.

Jennifer Yuengling presented a donation to the VFW for $100,000. The donation supports veterans navigating claims of earned benefits such as education, relocation and medical benefits through their life.

“We are thankful and proud of the brave and dedicated service men and women who made tremendous sacrifices and represent our country’s freedom, honor and independence,” said Jennifer Yuengling, VP of Operations. “The VFW plays a vital role in supporting the many veteran and military assistance programs, which help countless veterans, service members and military family members each year.”

“We are extremely appreciative of Yuengling’s continued generosity and support. Together we will continue to ensure our nation’s service members, veterans and their families receive the assistance they’ve earned, and deserve,” said Brian Duffy, VFW National Commander.

Yuengling, presented the donation Monday during the convention. This is the second year the brewery has presented a donation at the convention. The military has always been a community, which Yuengling has a connection with and has supported on both corporate and local levels for many years. Focusing efforts on the VFW’s programs has allowed America’s Oldest Brewery to enhance that connection and make a positive impact on all veterans from the time of enlistment through separation.

The VFW offers scholarships, financial grants, employment assistance and many other services to veterans, service members and their families.

About D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc:

Based in Pottsville, PA, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery, is family owned and operated since 1829. Principal beer brands include Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Black and Tan, Premium, Light, Dark Brewed Porter, Lord Chesterfield Ale, and two great seasonals: IPL and Oktoberfest.  For more information about the brewery and gift shop, visit www.yuengling.com.

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Yuengling presents $100,000 donation to VFW at National Convention

BeerNews.org - 7 hours 25 min ago

[Press Release:]

(Pottsville, PA) – D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. recognized the sacrifices that America’s veterans have made at the 118th Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) National Convention in New Orleans, LA.

Jennifer Yuengling presented a donation to the VFW for $100,000. The donation supports veterans navigating claims of earned benefits such as education, relocation and medical benefits through their life.

“We are thankful and proud of the brave and dedicated service men and women who made tremendous sacrifices and represent our country’s freedom, honor and independence,” said Jennifer Yuengling, VP of Operations. “The VFW plays a vital role in supporting the many veteran and military assistance programs, which help countless veterans, service members and military family members each year.”

“We are extremely appreciative of Yuengling’s continued generosity and support. Together we will continue to ensure our nation’s service members, veterans and their families receive the assistance they’ve earned, and deserve,” said Brian Duffy, VFW National Commander.

Yuengling, presented the donation Monday during the convention. This is the second year the brewery has presented a donation at the convention. The military has always been a community, which Yuengling has a connection with and has supported on both corporate and local levels for many years. Focusing efforts on the VFW’s programs has allowed America’s Oldest Brewery to enhance that connection and make a positive impact on all veterans from the time of enlistment through separation.

The VFW offers scholarships, financial grants, employment assistance and many other services to veterans, service members and their families.

About D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc:

Based in Pottsville, PA, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery, is family owned and operated since 1829. Principal beer brands include Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Black and Tan, Premium, Light, Dark Brewed Porter, Lord Chesterfield Ale, and two great seasonals: IPL and Oktoberfest.  For more information about the brewery and gift shop, visit www.yuengling.com.

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15% Off Two Keg King Kegs w/Exclusive Hang Tab Design + Free Stainless Infuser Ball

Homebrew Finds - 7 hours 55 min ago
For a limited time William’s Brewing is discounting their lineup of brand new Keg King Kegs, by 15% when you buy two or more.  Options include 1.75 Gallon, 2.5 Gallon and 5 Gallon.  All are brand new and NSF rated. Keg King Kegs also have a unique hang tab lid design.  This tab is welded […]
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Gunwhale Ales taps experienced local as new head brewer

BeerPulse - 7 hours 59 min ago

[Gunwhale Ales credit Nick Filippini]

[Press Release:]

The company reveals the hiring of veteran Kevin Hammons to head up brewing operations and the barrel program.

(Orange County, CA) – Gunwhale Ales, a local small batch producer of craft beer, wraps the first week of production under Kevin Hammons. Hammons, an experienced craft brewer and brewery manager, was recently hired to lead brewing operations, to direct the barrel program, implement quality control, as well as other related areas.

Hammons, who grew up in nearby Orange, CA brings over 8 years of experience in the beer industry, and his humble beginnings as a home brewer and quick rise to brewer and Brewing Manager at The Bruery prove his talent. His management experience over brewing and cellar departments led to his being appointed Director of Brewing at Evans Brewing. Gunwhale sees his production experience as very valuable in its plan for growth in the region and his background in barrel aging as key to the release of specialty wild ales.

Co-Founder Bobby Fitzgerald explains, “Kevin is coming aboard during a critical time for us, and will help to take the traction and excitement about our unique beer brand and help us to expand it much further into packaging and distribution. Besides our core beers, Kevin will help to finalize some of our first packaged releases of canned beer and the release of specialty wild beers that have been aging since we opened. We are extremely happy about finding a brewer with local ties, as we feel our brand and approach to beermaking focuses on the local region, and Kevin understands deeply our mission and will be the future of these efforts.”

Hammons will first take the helm in producing core offerings like Bait Ball IPA, Pau Brah! IPA, Majordomo Citrus Farmhouse Ale, and Hopped for Mama Farmhouse IPA. He will also focus efforts on various Saison and farmhouse styles for which Gunwhale is known, and the release of a new American Brown Ale and a Stout, which we expect to announce in the coming weeks.

ABOUT GUNWHALE

Gunwhale Ales strike a balance between the raw, wild spirit of farmhouse brewing, and the pioneering hop forward styles of California. We have an obsession with yeast driven Saisons, aromatic, hoppy pale beers, and other rustic, wild and sour ales. This gives our beers uncommon qualities that are both surprisingly delicate and nuanced, yet refined and robust in their simplicity. From bright, billowy summer ales to rustic, fortifying stormers that stand up to the rougher seas, Gunwhale makes beers that reflect the culinary and cultural heritage of the West Coast.

For updates about events and beer releases, visit gunwhaleales.com or follow @gunwhaleales on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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