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Historic Beer Birthday: Frederick J. Stegmaier

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 21:14
Today is the birthday of Frederick J. Stegmaier (July 27, 1861-April 23, 1915). He was the son of Charles Stegmaier, who founded the Baer & Stegmaier Brewery with his father-in-law in 1857. It eventually became known as the Stegmaier Brewing Co., and ran it with his sons, Christian, Fred and...

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StirStarter Stir Plate… $36! – via Bell’s Brewery General Store

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 18:55
via Bell’s General Store.  I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you. 2 Liter capacity, Includes – StirStarter Stir Plate, Stir Bar, Power Supply and “Keeper Magnet”.  Also comes with… a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer. Bell’s has marked this great stir […]
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Patent No. 2325309A: Process Of Capping Bottles

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 18:13
Today in 1943, US Patent 2325309 A was issued, an invention of Jan De Swart, for his “Process of Capping Bottles.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes these claims: This invention has to do with sealing caps for bottles and the like, as well as bottle sealing...

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(3) 1.43 Gallon Snapware Airtight Containers [Grain Storage] – $21.90 Best Price

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 14:00
Snapware 22.8-Cup Jumbo Flip Top Rectangle Cereal Keeper Pack of 3 by Snapware 3 Pack of 22.8 Cup Jumbo Cereal Keepers with Flip Top lids.  Silicone gaskets and tight snapping latches are said to make these containers airtight.  Modular stacking system. 22.8 cups = 5.39 liters = 5.7 quarts = 1.43 gallons.  My estimate for grain […]
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Brewing Local: American Grown Beer by Stan Hieronymus – Available for Pre-Order!

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:00
Brewing Local: American Grown Beer by Stan Hieronymus author of Brew Like a Monk and more About: Americans have brewed beers using native ingredients since pre-Columbian times, and a new wave of brewers has always been at the forefront of the locavore movement. These days they use not only both locally-grown, traditional ingredients, but cultivated and foraged […]
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Beer Birthday: John Mallett

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:52
Today is John Mallett’s 52nd birthday, John is the production manager at Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a post he’s held since 2001. John has a great sense of humor and I recall a particularly side-splitting kvetching evening-long conversation with him and Fal Allen at CBC...

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Used Balcones Distilling 5 Gallon Oak Whiskey Barrels – Back in Stock

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:25
5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels from Balcones Distilling in Waco TX.  These barrels are aged with Award Winning Whiskey for a minimum of 6 months.  They are recently dumped and ready to be filled with your homebrew – consider a stout, porter, amber, brown or barleywine.  Made of American Oak.  Can be used multiple times for […]
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AleSmith Release Update: Decadence 2016, BA Old Numbskull, Vietnamese Coffee Speedway

BeerPulse - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:36

[Press Release:]

(San Diego, CA) — When it rains it pours. From a meteorological standpoint, this might not be such a good thing, but when water from the sky is replaced with rarified beer from one of the world’s top-rated breweries, this adage never sounded so good. Over the span of the next three weeks, San Diego-based AleSmith Brewing Company will release a trio of one-off beers rife with delicate, layered flavors painted across high-octane canvasses: 2016 Vintage Series Decadence Anniversary Ale, Barrel-Aged Old Numbskull Barley Wine and Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout. Each resonates with long-time fans and newcomers alike thanks to a varied host of attributes ranging from inventive design to oak-aging and infusion of rare ingredients.

Since 2005, AleSmith has produced a different imperial (high-in-alcohol) style of beer each year under the moniker Decadence Anniversary Ale. The 2016 edition is an imperial California Common, a style of beer popularized in the Golden State around the time of the Gold Rush. The style was later revived under the nickname “steam beer” by San Francisco’s Anchor Steam Brewery under American brewing pioneer Fritz Maytag in 1971. This tribute-beer of sorts celebrates the 45th anniversary of the style’s renaissance. Like traditional California Commons, this year’s Decadence was fermented with lager yeast kept at temperatures typically utilized for ale fermentation. The result is a beer with a combination of fruity, mineral-like flavors borne from lager yeast esters, and a smooth drinkability that belies its 9.5% alcohol-by-volume (ABV). This is the only time AleSmith has ever brewed this beer, making it an instant collectible that will do well socked away for future enjoyment or decanted during a lovely summer day. This beer is on its way to select bars, restaurants and retail establishments across the country.

In early August, AleSmith will release the newest editions of two highly rated, much anticipated, extremely coveted beers. The first is the bourbon oak-matured version of the company’s acclaimed American barleywine, Barrel-Aged Old Numbskull. The base-beer, a hoppy, 11% ABV strong ale with a complex and caramely malt-bill, has won numerous accolades (gold and silver medals at both the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival). When aged in whiskey-soaked barrels for multiple months, it takes on the vanilla and char of those receptacles, making for something full-flavored and truly exquisite on the palate. Available in tandem with Barrel-Aged Old numbskull will be Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout. A rare 100-point beer (as graded by users of RateBeer.com), this is a special version of our year-round, 12% ABV imperial stout brewed with Vietnamese coffee. Incorporating this exotic coffee varietal provides an intense java character punctuated by backend spice that intermingles perfectly with the beer’s inherent bitterness. Even with such pronounced flavors, the beer remains smooth as silk and balanced, making for a quintessential dark, imperial beer experience. Bottles of Barrel-Aged Old Numbskull and Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout will be available online via EventBrite.com from 11 a.m. (PDT), Monday, August 8 to 11 p.m. (PDT), Friday, August 12 (or while supplies last). Kegs of Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout will also make its way throughout AleSmith’s national distribution footprint in August.

For more information on these specialty AleSmith beers, please consult the quick facts below or feel free to contact us directly.

QUICK BEER FACTS

AleSmith 2016 Vintage Series Decadence Anniversary Ale
Style: Imperial California Common
Alcohol-by-Volume: 9.5%
Packaging: Draft & 750-milliliter bottles
Availability: July through October
Distribution: CA, CO, CT, IL, MA, ME, MN, NC, NY, OH, OR, RI, VA, VT and WA

AleSmith Barrel-Aged Old Numbskull Barley Wine
Style: Bourbon Whiskey Barrel-Aged American Barley Wine
Alcohol-by-Volume: 11%
Packaging: Draft & 750-milliliter bottles
Availability: Online while supplies last starting 11 a.m. (PDT), August 8 and at AleSmith Tasting Room beginning August 13
Draft Distribution: Online Bottle Sales via Eventbrite and AleSmith Tasting Room ONLY

AleSmith Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout
Style: Imperial Russian Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee
Alcohol-by-Volume: 12%
Packaging: Draft & 750-milliliter bottles
Availability: Online while supplies last starting 11 a.m. (PDT), August 8 and at AleSmith Tasting Room beginning August 13
Distribution: CA, CO, CT, MA, ME, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI and Denmark

Barrel-Aged Old Numbskull Barley Wine and Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout will be available at the following URL beginning 11 a.m. (PDT), Monday, August 8: http://baonvss.eventbrite.com

ABOUT ALESMITH BREWING COMPANY: Forged in 1995, AleSmith has been recognized by consumers and critics alike as one of the world’s foremost craft brewing companies behind accolades that include medals won at prestigious national and international beer competitions as well as being named Small Brewing Company of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival in 2008. AleSmith is on the verge of celebrating its 21st year in business and recently expanded, moving into a 105,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art brewery featuring a new 80-barrel brewing system that will allow the company to increase its production ten-fold. The expansion also included construction of the largest brewery tasting room on the West Coast (25,000 square feet) with a first-of-its-kind barrel-aged beer-blending bar called Anvil & Stave, a museum honoring the memory of Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, an adjacent Dugout private-event space and outdoor beer garden. A second-story indoor-outdoor mezzanine and new company store are scheduled for construction, as well. AleSmith’s line of acclaimed beers, which includes Speedway Stout, IPA, Nut Brown, X Extra Pale Ale, Wee Heavy Scotch-style Ale and Old Numbskull Barley Wine, is distributed in 24 U.S. states and five countries. The company’s social media channels include Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@AleSmithBrewing), and its official website URL is—http://www.alesmith.com.

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AleSmith Release Update: Decadence 2016, BA Old Numbskull, Vietnamese Coffee Speedway

BeerNews.org - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:36

[Press Release:]

(San Diego, CA) — When it rains it pours. From a meteorological standpoint, this might not be such a good thing, but when water from the sky is replaced with rarified beer from one of the world’s top-rated breweries, this adage never sounded so good. Over the span of the next three weeks, San Diego-based AleSmith Brewing Company will release a trio of one-off beers rife with delicate, layered flavors painted across high-octane canvasses: 2016 Vintage Series Decadence Anniversary Ale, Barrel-Aged Old Numbskull Barley Wine and Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout. Each resonates with long-time fans and newcomers alike thanks to a varied host of attributes ranging from inventive design to oak-aging and infusion of rare ingredients.

Since 2005, AleSmith has produced a different imperial (high-in-alcohol) style of beer each year under the moniker Decadence Anniversary Ale. The 2016 edition is an imperial California Common, a style of beer popularized in the Golden State around the time of the Gold Rush. The style was later revived under the nickname “steam beer” by San Francisco’s Anchor Steam Brewery under American brewing pioneer Fritz Maytag in 1971. This tribute-beer of sorts celebrates the 45th anniversary of the style’s renaissance. Like traditional California Commons, this year’s Decadence was fermented with lager yeast kept at temperatures typically utilized for ale fermentation. The result is a beer with a combination of fruity, mineral-like flavors borne from lager yeast esters, and a smooth drinkability that belies its 9.5% alcohol-by-volume (ABV). This is the only time AleSmith has ever brewed this beer, making it an instant collectible that will do well socked away for future enjoyment or decanted during a lovely summer day. This beer is on its way to select bars, restaurants and retail establishments across the country.

In early August, AleSmith will release the newest editions of two highly rated, much anticipated, extremely coveted beers. The first is the bourbon oak-matured version of the company’s acclaimed American barleywine, Barrel-Aged Old Numbskull. The base-beer, a hoppy, 11% ABV strong ale with a complex and caramely malt-bill, has won numerous accolades (gold and silver medals at both the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival). When aged in whiskey-soaked barrels for multiple months, it takes on the vanilla and char of those receptacles, making for something full-flavored and truly exquisite on the palate. Available in tandem with Barrel-Aged Old numbskull will be Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout. A rare 100-point beer (as graded by users of RateBeer.com), this is a special version of our year-round, 12% ABV imperial stout brewed with Vietnamese coffee. Incorporating this exotic coffee varietal provides an intense java character punctuated by backend spice that intermingles perfectly with the beer’s inherent bitterness. Even with such pronounced flavors, the beer remains smooth as silk and balanced, making for a quintessential dark, imperial beer experience. Bottles of Barrel-Aged Old Numbskull and Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout will be available online via EventBrite.com from 11 a.m. (PDT), Monday, August 8 to 11 p.m. (PDT), Friday, August 12 (or while supplies last). Kegs of Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout will also make its way throughout AleSmith’s national distribution footprint in August.

For more information on these specialty AleSmith beers, please consult the quick facts below or feel free to contact us directly.

QUICK BEER FACTS

AleSmith 2016 Vintage Series Decadence Anniversary Ale
Style: Imperial California Common
Alcohol-by-Volume: 9.5%
Packaging: Draft & 750-milliliter bottles
Availability: July through October
Distribution: CA, CO, CT, IL, MA, ME, MN, NC, NY, OH, OR, RI, VA, VT and WA

AleSmith Barrel-Aged Old Numbskull Barley Wine
Style: Bourbon Whiskey Barrel-Aged American Barley Wine
Alcohol-by-Volume: 11%
Packaging: Draft & 750-milliliter bottles
Availability: Online while supplies last starting 11 a.m. (PDT), August 8 and at AleSmith Tasting Room beginning August 13
Draft Distribution: Online Bottle Sales via Eventbrite and AleSmith Tasting Room ONLY

AleSmith Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout
Style: Imperial Russian Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee
Alcohol-by-Volume: 12%
Packaging: Draft & 750-milliliter bottles
Availability: Online while supplies last starting 11 a.m. (PDT), August 8 and at AleSmith Tasting Room beginning August 13
Distribution: CA, CO, CT, MA, ME, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI and Denmark

Barrel-Aged Old Numbskull Barley Wine and Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout will be available at the following URL beginning 11 a.m. (PDT), Monday, August 8: http://baonvss.eventbrite.com

ABOUT ALESMITH BREWING COMPANY: Forged in 1995, AleSmith has been recognized by consumers and critics alike as one of the world’s foremost craft brewing companies behind accolades that include medals won at prestigious national and international beer competitions as well as being named Small Brewing Company of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival in 2008. AleSmith is on the verge of celebrating its 21st year in business and recently expanded, moving into a 105,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art brewery featuring a new 80-barrel brewing system that will allow the company to increase its production ten-fold. The expansion also included construction of the largest brewery tasting room on the West Coast (25,000 square feet) with a first-of-its-kind barrel-aged beer-blending bar called Anvil & Stave, a museum honoring the memory of Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, an adjacent Dugout private-event space and outdoor beer garden. A second-story indoor-outdoor mezzanine and new company store are scheduled for construction, as well. AleSmith’s line of acclaimed beers, which includes Speedway Stout, IPA, Nut Brown, X Extra Pale Ale, Wee Heavy Scotch-style Ale and Old Numbskull Barley Wine, is distributed in 24 U.S. states and five countries. The company’s social media channels include Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@AleSmithBrewing), and its official website URL is—http://www.alesmith.com.

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Patent No. 1348139A: Stem Picker

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:24
Today in 1920, US Patent 1348139 A was issued, an invention of Horst Emil Clemens, for his “Stem Picker.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes these claims: This invention relates to a stem picker and especially to a machine for separating stems from hops and the...

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Reader Tip: Stanley Growlers at Dixie Line Home Center + Hands on Review

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:05
Thanks to HBF Reader Kirby for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Dixieline Lumber and Home Centers has Stanley’s outstanding vacuum insulated growler for $29.99.  That price is good through August 14, 2016 and available while supplies last.  Prices and availability may vary by store.  Stop by your local Dixieline Lumber [store locations] to find […]
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Green Flash Treasure Chest returns for 6th annual year with beer release

BeerPulse - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:48

[Press Release:]

(San Diego, CA) – Green Flash Brewing Co. announces plans for their 2016 “Treasure Chest” program, the craft brewery’s 6th annual beer release and event series to raise funds for breast cancer charities. Once again, this year’s program will include the release of Treasure Chest beer packaged in 22oz bottles to limited national availability. The beer will also be available on-draft in over 27 US states, supported by a dynamic retail and on-premise event program in key cities. Treasure Chest beer will be available beginning in September through November 2016. On August 27th, Green Flash will kick off the fundraiser by hosting the 6th annual San Diego Treasure Chest Fest – a rare beer and food pairing experience at the brewery. Bright pink bottles of Treasure Chest beer (22oz) will be available at retailers from coast to coast featuring the program’s iconic branding. For the 3rd year running Green Flash will host Treasure Chest Fest at their brewery space on the east coast on November 12th. Green Flash will donate proceeds from the Treasure Chest program to three breast cancer charities including Prevent Cancer nationally and the Susan G Komen affiliates in San Diego and Virginia Beach, offering support in each of their home town markets. 

Raising money for the fight against breast cancer is a cause which is near and dear to the hearts of everyone at Green Flash.  Brewery Co-Founder, Lisa Hinkley is a breast cancer survivor and is passionate about helping others whose lives have been affected by this disease.

“As a 6-year breast cancer survivor, I am thrilled to see the Treasure Chest program grow every year,” exclaims Lisa Hinkley.  “Thanks to the support of our consumers, we are proud to have raised over $220,000 dollars for our national and regional charity partners to date. I am hopeful the program will only continue to build momentum as we strive toward making a difference in the lives of individuals affected by breast cancer.”

Following are highlights and details of the 2016 Green Flash Treasure Chest national charity program:

·Treasure Chest 2016- National Bottle Release:

Beginning in September, with availability through November 2016, Treasure Chest will be featured in 22oz bottles in select chain retailers nationwide including:

Total Wine, Yard House, Eureka Burger, 54th St Grill, Flying Saucer, Raleys, Albertsons, Vons, BevMo, Whole Foods, HEB and Central Market (and others to be announced).

Treasure Chest 2016 22oz bottles are packaged with the program’s signature pink hula-girl inspired graphic.

·Treasure Chest Fest – On West and East Coasts:

San Diego Fest: On August 27th, Green Flash will kick off the Treasure Chest initiative with their 6^th annual San Diego Treasure Chest Fest. This popular event has drawn upwards of 1000 attendees and will feature some of the rarest Green Flash beer available, specialty one-off casks, food pairings from local chefs, live culinary demos, activities and more.

Treasure Chest Fest SD tickets are available via www.eventbrite.com/treasurechestfestsd (http://www.eventbrite.com/treasurechestfestsd) and all proceeds from this event are donated to Susan G Komen San Diego.

Virginia Beach Fest: For the 3rd straight year, Green Flash will host Treasure Chest Fest on the site of their east coast brewery in Virginia Beach, VA. This year’s festival will take place on November 12th.

Treasure Chest Fest VA Beach tickets are available via eventbrite.com/treasurechestfestvb (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/treasure-chest-fest-virginia-beach-tickets-12391636719) – 100% of the profits from ticket sales are donated to support Susan G Komen Tidewater.

·Treasure Chest Events from Coast To Coast:  Beginning in September, and booked through November, Treasure Chest events are scheduled in select US cities in 27 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington. Participating bars and restaurants in each area will co-host Treasure Chest events ranging from complex beer pairing dinners (many with a luau theme) to lively tap takeovers featuring Treasure Chest 2016 beer and other Green Flash brews. Guests who attend may receive Treasure Chest commemorative items as well as the chance to enjoy the Treasure Chest beer release. Consumers can locate an event via greenflashbrew.com (http://www.greenflashbrew.com/events/category/treasure-chest/)

ABOUT THE BEER:

Treasure Chest 2016| IPA with grapefruit and prickly pear juice and hibiscus flowers 

Back by popular demand for the 2^nd year in a row! Say Aloha to Treasure Chest 2016 – an exotic pink IPA brewed with grapefruit, prickly pear juice and hibiscus flowers. Erupting with fruit-forward complexity, 100% Mosaic hops present aromas of heady citrus and refined stone fruit. The pleasantly bitter flavors of the hops are enhanced by the addition of fresh grapefruit juice and balanced by prickly pear juice and hibiscus flowers. 5.7% ABV | 65 IBU

About The Treasure Chest Program: 

Established in 2011 by Green Flash Co-Founder and breast cancer survivor Lisa Hinkley, Treasure Chest is an annual fundraising program to raise money for breast cancer charities. Each year, the brewery releases a limited-edition beer and hosts events from coast to coast. The program has raised over $220,000 for Prevent Cancer at the national level as well as regionally for Susan G Komen San Diego and Susan G Komen Tidewater (Virginia Beach, VA).

About Green Flash Brewing Co:

Green Flash Brewing Co., is headquartered in San Diego, California, and was founded in 2002 by Mike and Lisa Hinkley.  Brewmaster, Erik Jensen, leads brewing operations. Green Flash is an award-winning brewer of fine, hand-crafted ales, and specializes in brewing assertive and distinctive beers, such as the nationally acclaimed West Coast I.P.A.: an award-winning beer whose wide acceptance has helped define a category.  Green Flash brews ten styles of beer regularly, on draught and in bottles as well as a growing lineup of seasonal and special offerings, including several barrel-aged beers, throughout the year. The brewery plans to open their 2nd full-scale brewing operation and tasting room on the East Coast in Virginia Beach, VA in 2016. Please visit the Green Flash website www.greenflashbrew.com (http://www.greenflashbrew.com) for more information.

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Green Flash Treasure Chest returns for 6th annual year with beer release

BeerNews.org - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:48

[Press Release:]

(San Diego, CA) – Green Flash Brewing Co. announces plans for their 2016 “Treasure Chest” program, the craft brewery’s 6th annual beer release and event series to raise funds for breast cancer charities. Once again, this year’s program will include the release of Treasure Chest beer packaged in 22oz bottles to limited national availability. The beer will also be available on-draft in over 27 US states, supported by a dynamic retail and on-premise event program in key cities. Treasure Chest beer will be available beginning in September through November 2016. On August 27th, Green Flash will kick off the fundraiser by hosting the 6th annual San Diego Treasure Chest Fest – a rare beer and food pairing experience at the brewery. Bright pink bottles of Treasure Chest beer (22oz) will be available at retailers from coast to coast featuring the program’s iconic branding. For the 3rd year running Green Flash will host Treasure Chest Fest at their brewery space on the east coast on November 12th. Green Flash will donate proceeds from the Treasure Chest program to three breast cancer charities including Prevent Cancer nationally and the Susan G Komen affiliates in San Diego and Virginia Beach, offering support in each of their home town markets. 

Raising money for the fight against breast cancer is a cause which is near and dear to the hearts of everyone at Green Flash.  Brewery Co-Founder, Lisa Hinkley is a breast cancer survivor and is passionate about helping others whose lives have been affected by this disease.

“As a 6-year breast cancer survivor, I am thrilled to see the Treasure Chest program grow every year,” exclaims Lisa Hinkley.  “Thanks to the support of our consumers, we are proud to have raised over $220,000 dollars for our national and regional charity partners to date. I am hopeful the program will only continue to build momentum as we strive toward making a difference in the lives of individuals affected by breast cancer.”

Following are highlights and details of the 2016 Green Flash Treasure Chest national charity program:

·Treasure Chest 2016- National Bottle Release:

Beginning in September, with availability through November 2016, Treasure Chest will be featured in 22oz bottles in select chain retailers nationwide including:

Total Wine, Yard House, Eureka Burger, 54th St Grill, Flying Saucer, Raleys, Albertsons, Vons, BevMo, Whole Foods, HEB and Central Market (and others to be announced).

Treasure Chest 2016 22oz bottles are packaged with the program’s signature pink hula-girl inspired graphic.

·Treasure Chest Fest – On West and East Coasts:

San Diego Fest: On August 27th, Green Flash will kick off the Treasure Chest initiative with their 6^th annual San Diego Treasure Chest Fest. This popular event has drawn upwards of 1000 attendees and will feature some of the rarest Green Flash beer available, specialty one-off casks, food pairings from local chefs, live culinary demos, activities and more.

Treasure Chest Fest SD tickets are available via www.eventbrite.com/treasurechestfestsd (http://www.eventbrite.com/treasurechestfestsd) and all proceeds from this event are donated to Susan G Komen San Diego.

Virginia Beach Fest: For the 3rd straight year, Green Flash will host Treasure Chest Fest on the site of their east coast brewery in Virginia Beach, VA. This year’s festival will take place on November 12th.

Treasure Chest Fest VA Beach tickets are available via eventbrite.com/treasurechestfestvb (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/treasure-chest-fest-virginia-beach-tickets-12391636719) – 100% of the profits from ticket sales are donated to support Susan G Komen Tidewater.

·Treasure Chest Events from Coast To Coast:  Beginning in September, and booked through November, Treasure Chest events are scheduled in select US cities in 27 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington. Participating bars and restaurants in each area will co-host Treasure Chest events ranging from complex beer pairing dinners (many with a luau theme) to lively tap takeovers featuring Treasure Chest 2016 beer and other Green Flash brews. Guests who attend may receive Treasure Chest commemorative items as well as the chance to enjoy the Treasure Chest beer release. Consumers can locate an event via greenflashbrew.com (http://www.greenflashbrew.com/events/category/treasure-chest/)

ABOUT THE BEER:

Treasure Chest 2016| IPA with grapefruit and prickly pear juice and hibiscus flowers 

Back by popular demand for the 2^nd year in a row! Say Aloha to Treasure Chest 2016 – an exotic pink IPA brewed with grapefruit, prickly pear juice and hibiscus flowers. Erupting with fruit-forward complexity, 100% Mosaic hops present aromas of heady citrus and refined stone fruit. The pleasantly bitter flavors of the hops are enhanced by the addition of fresh grapefruit juice and balanced by prickly pear juice and hibiscus flowers. 5.7% ABV | 65 IBU

About The Treasure Chest Program: 

Established in 2011 by Green Flash Co-Founder and breast cancer survivor Lisa Hinkley, Treasure Chest is an annual fundraising program to raise money for breast cancer charities. Each year, the brewery releases a limited-edition beer and hosts events from coast to coast. The program has raised over $220,000 for Prevent Cancer at the national level as well as regionally for Susan G Komen San Diego and Susan G Komen Tidewater (Virginia Beach, VA).

About Green Flash Brewing Co:

Green Flash Brewing Co., is headquartered in San Diego, California, and was founded in 2002 by Mike and Lisa Hinkley.  Brewmaster, Erik Jensen, leads brewing operations. Green Flash is an award-winning brewer of fine, hand-crafted ales, and specializes in brewing assertive and distinctive beers, such as the nationally acclaimed West Coast I.P.A.: an award-winning beer whose wide acceptance has helped define a category.  Green Flash brews ten styles of beer regularly, on draught and in bottles as well as a growing lineup of seasonal and special offerings, including several barrel-aged beers, throughout the year. The brewery plans to open their 2nd full-scale brewing operation and tasting room on the East Coast in Virginia Beach, VA in 2016. Please visit the Green Flash website www.greenflashbrew.com (http://www.greenflashbrew.com) for more information.

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Perlick Faucets on Sale – from $24 + Christmas In July Sale Ending

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:20
Adventures in Homebrewing has three models of Perlick Faucet on Sale. Perlick Stainless Steel 630ss Perl Faucet – $44.99 $36 630PC Perlick Chrome Plated Faucet – $24 Perlick 690SS Creamer Faucet SS – $79.99 $59.99 Also at AIH… their great Christmas in July Sale is ending today 7/27/16 Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear · CM Becker QDs · Keg Repair Part #s · Recent […]
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“Life is Brewtiful” T-Shirt… $6.99

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 08:45
“Life Is Brewtiful” T-Shirt by 10oz Apparel.  6.1 oz, 100% heavy cotton, short sleeve t-shirt. Multiple color and size options are available.  Prices can vary by size and color.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability. 7/27/16 10:45 AM Central: If you check out the all offers page some variations of […]
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4 Way CO2 Manifold – $25.66, $6.42 Per Trunk, Best Price

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 08:00
4 Way CO2 Manifold.  Aluminum body.  5/16″ Barbs.  Each trunk has a ball valve and integrated check valves.  Check valves stop beer or other liquids from back feeding into other lines or your regulator. Use to pressurize multiple kegs off one co2 regulator. 7/27/16 9:30 AM Central: This is selling for $25.66.  That figures to […]
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Brew Hauler Carboy Carrier… $7.25

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 07:00
As of this posting, Bell’s General Store has the Brew Hauler Carboy Carrier marked down to just $7.25. Use Coupon Code 50SHIPPING for $5 off your shipping cost with a $50 purchase or Use Coupon Code 100SHIPPING for $10 off your shipping cost with a $100 purchase.  Also: See Bell’s Sale Items & Hop Selection.  Also… Bell’s […]
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Ale Asylum Oktillion Oktoberfest to be brewery’s first packaged lager

BeerPulse - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 06:28

[Press Release:]

(Madison, WI) – Regional craft brewery Ale Asylum is ramping up to release their first packaged lager: Oktillion Oktoberfest. Known for their hop-centric ales, this is a leap into new territory for the brewery with a new style category as well. “Although we are excited to break out of our comfort zone, don’t expect us to become ‘Lager Asylum’ anytime soon,” jokes Co-Founder Otto Dilba. The brewery made the decision to add an Oktoberfest to their portfolio after receiving hundreds of requests from customers they fondly refer to as their Inmates.

The brewery is also re-releasing Satisfaction Jacksin, a popular Double IPA that has generated a frenzy with the hophead customers since it debuted in 2009. Starting on August 1 both beers will make a market entrance into WI and IL and have an estimated availability through the end of October.

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OKTILLION OKTOBERFEST

Name: Oktillion
Style: Oktoberfest Lager
ABV: 6%
Body: Medium
Color: Light Amber
Flavor Profile: An intricate blend of American and European malt for a light amber color and soft, bready malt flavor with a crisp finish and no residual sweetness.
Hops Used: German Hallertau
Malt Used: Munich, Vienna, Pilsner
Distribution: WI and IL
Release Date: August 1
Packaging: Draft, 12oz. bottle six-packs
Motto: Hold me, love me, 8 days a week.

Brewer’s Notes: The inviting aroma of this beer is malty, bready and dovetails into a smooth body with a delightfully silky finish. The malt profile plays just a half step in front of the hops, which is indicative of this style but often hard to calibrate. In my mind I had a clear perception of what an ideal Oktoberfest should be and this recipe nails it! – Brewmaster Dean Coffey

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SATISFACTION JACKSIN

Name: Satisfaction Jacksin
Style: Double IPA
ABV: 8.8%
Body: Full
Color: Dark Ruby
Flavor Profile: With over 3 pounds of Centennial hops per barrel, this Double IPA has a slightly punishing yet entirely pleasing bitterness that dances on the tongue.
Hops Used: Centennial
Malt Used: 2-Row, Light Caramel
Distribution: WI and IL
Release Date: August 1
Packaging: Draft, 12oz. bottle six-packs
Motto: Slightly punishing, entirely pleasing.

Brewer’s Notes: Rich in color, this bombshell is packed with powerful aromas of pine, citrus, and sweet malt that christen your palate. The bitterness begins to penetrate, creep, and tingle as you work your way through the glass but is balanced with a backbone of sweet malt. When you sit down with a goblet of this enchanting libation, we are confident you will be nothing but completely satisfied. -Head Brewer Chris Riphenburg

Categories: Beer Blogosphere News

Ale Asylum Oktillion Oktoberfest to be brewery’s first packaged lager

BeerNews.org - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 06:28

[Press Release:]

(Madison, WI) – Regional craft brewery Ale Asylum is ramping up to release their first packaged lager: Oktillion Oktoberfest. Known for their hop-centric ales, this is a leap into new territory for the brewery with a new style category as well. “Although we are excited to break out of our comfort zone, don’t expect us to become ‘Lager Asylum’ anytime soon,” jokes Co-Founder Otto Dilba. The brewery made the decision to add an Oktoberfest to their portfolio after receiving hundreds of requests from customers they fondly refer to as their Inmates.

The brewery is also re-releasing Satisfaction Jacksin, a popular Double IPA that has generated a frenzy with the hophead customers since it debuted in 2009. Starting on August 1 both beers will make a market entrance into WI and IL and have an estimated availability through the end of October.

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OKTILLION OKTOBERFEST

Name: Oktillion
Style: Oktoberfest Lager
ABV: 6%
Body: Medium
Color: Light Amber
Flavor Profile: An intricate blend of American and European malt for a light amber color and soft, bready malt flavor with a crisp finish and no residual sweetness.
Hops Used: German Hallertau
Malt Used: Munich, Vienna, Pilsner
Distribution: WI and IL
Release Date: August 1
Packaging: Draft, 12oz. bottle six-packs
Motto: Hold me, love me, 8 days a week.

Brewer’s Notes: The inviting aroma of this beer is malty, bready and dovetails into a smooth body with a delightfully silky finish. The malt profile plays just a half step in front of the hops, which is indicative of this style but often hard to calibrate. In my mind I had a clear perception of what an ideal Oktoberfest should be and this recipe nails it! – Brewmaster Dean Coffey

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SATISFACTION JACKSIN

Name: Satisfaction Jacksin
Style: Double IPA
ABV: 8.8%
Body: Full
Color: Dark Ruby
Flavor Profile: With over 3 pounds of Centennial hops per barrel, this Double IPA has a slightly punishing yet entirely pleasing bitterness that dances on the tongue.
Hops Used: Centennial
Malt Used: 2-Row, Light Caramel
Distribution: WI and IL
Release Date: August 1
Packaging: Draft, 12oz. bottle six-packs
Motto: Slightly punishing, entirely pleasing.

Brewer’s Notes: Rich in color, this bombshell is packed with powerful aromas of pine, citrus, and sweet malt that christen your palate. The bitterness begins to penetrate, creep, and tingle as you work your way through the glass but is balanced with a backbone of sweet malt. When you sit down with a goblet of this enchanting libation, we are confident you will be nothing but completely satisfied. -Head Brewer Chris Riphenburg

Categories: Beer Blogosphere News

Ends Soon: Christmas in July Sale at AIH – Kegs, Kettles and Lots More

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 06:00
Adventures in Homebrewing has just launched a short “Christmas in July” sale going on right now.  The sale includes brand new NSF certified ball lock kegs – both 2.5 and 5 gallons (these are great kegs, check out my Hands on Review) used kegs, bottle caps, shanks, soda making supplies, kettles, fermenters and lots more. […]
Categories: Beer Blogosphere News

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