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Upland Brewing expands Sour Program distribution to New York

BeerPulse - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 12:18

[Press Release:]

(Bloomington, IN) — Upland Brewing Co. is bringing wood-aged sour ales to New York this spring with launch events the final week of February. Upland began brewing traditional wood-aged sours in 2006 and will soon celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Wood Shop Sour Ale Brewery, a facility focused on innovation and exploration. Upland and distributor Remarkable Liquids have partnered to bring these beers to one of the largest craft beer markets in the country.

“Selling our wood-aged sours in New York is a big accomplishment for the brewery. Over a decade of hard work has gone into growing our program and launching this market is an exciting payoff for those efforts,” said Dusty Howe, Upland Sour Beer Brand Manager.

Howe and Spencer Noakes from Remarkable Liquids first met at the Craft Brewer’s Conference last year in Philadelphia, PA. “We partnered with the team at Remarkable Liquids because they are truly building something special. Their collective distribution experience, along with a dedicated team of employees, make them the perfect extension of our brewery in New York.”

“Remarkable Liquids is committed to working with only the world’s greatest suppliers, introducing to New York only the most innovative, sometimes sublime, and always wonderful fermented beverages. At a time when people are experimenting, educating themselves, and falling in love with sour beers, we think Upland is an absolute must along that journey. The breadth and quality of what is coming out of their Wood Shop Brewery is second to none,” said Spencer Noakes, Remarkable Liquids General Manager.

The first Upland sour ales to make their way to New York are Peach, Iridescent, and Revive, along with a limited number of small batch beers for the launch. Peach is one of Upland’s most sought-after whole-fruited ales, using local peaches—7000 lbs. to be exact—with a half pound going into each bottle. Iridescent and Revive are the results of small-batch experiments to find unique flavor combinations—dried apricot and ginger for Iridescent, pineapple and chamomile for Revive.

Peach can be found in 750ml bottles and Iridescent and Revive in 500ml bottles in select bottle shops and on draught in beer-focused bars and restaurants, including Torst and Proletariat. Special launch events are planned for the week of February 27.

About Upland Brewing Co.

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Upland Brewing Co. has an intriguing brewing story that dates back to 1998. Our mission is to brew remarkable beers in remarkable ways, staying true to the artisan, progressive spirit found in our part of the Midwest. Upland is currently the third largest brewery in Indiana and brews more than 50 different styles of beer annually.

Categories: Beer Blogosphere News

Upland Brewing expands Sour Program distribution to New York

BeerNews.org - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 12:18

[Press Release:]

(Bloomington, IN) — Upland Brewing Co. is bringing wood-aged sour ales to New York this spring with launch events the final week of February. Upland began brewing traditional wood-aged sours in 2006 and will soon celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Wood Shop Sour Ale Brewery, a facility focused on innovation and exploration. Upland and distributor Remarkable Liquids have partnered to bring these beers to one of the largest craft beer markets in the country.

“Selling our wood-aged sours in New York is a big accomplishment for the brewery. Over a decade of hard work has gone into growing our program and launching this market is an exciting payoff for those efforts,” said Dusty Howe, Upland Sour Beer Brand Manager.

Howe and Spencer Noakes from Remarkable Liquids first met at the Craft Brewer’s Conference last year in Philadelphia, PA. “We partnered with the team at Remarkable Liquids because they are truly building something special. Their collective distribution experience, along with a dedicated team of employees, make them the perfect extension of our brewery in New York.”

“Remarkable Liquids is committed to working with only the world’s greatest suppliers, introducing to New York only the most innovative, sometimes sublime, and always wonderful fermented beverages. At a time when people are experimenting, educating themselves, and falling in love with sour beers, we think Upland is an absolute must along that journey. The breadth and quality of what is coming out of their Wood Shop Brewery is second to none,” said Spencer Noakes, Remarkable Liquids General Manager.

The first Upland sour ales to make their way to New York are Peach, Iridescent, and Revive, along with a limited number of small batch beers for the launch. Peach is one of Upland’s most sought-after whole-fruited ales, using local peaches—7000 lbs. to be exact—with a half pound going into each bottle. Iridescent and Revive are the results of small-batch experiments to find unique flavor combinations—dried apricot and ginger for Iridescent, pineapple and chamomile for Revive.

Peach can be found in 750ml bottles and Iridescent and Revive in 500ml bottles in select bottle shops and on draught in beer-focused bars and restaurants, including Torst and Proletariat. Special launch events are planned for the week of February 27.

About Upland Brewing Co.

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Upland Brewing Co. has an intriguing brewing story that dates back to 1998. Our mission is to brew remarkable beers in remarkable ways, staying true to the artisan, progressive spirit found in our part of the Midwest. Upland is currently the third largest brewery in Indiana and brews more than 50 different styles of beer annually.

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Oakshire Hellshire Day 2017 set for Saturday, May 6th

BeerPulse - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 12:01

[Press Release:]

(Eugene, OR) – The Oakshire Brewing team is excited to announce details of this year’s Hellshire weekend of events surrounding the release of Hellshire VII – the brewery’s seventh barrel-aged beer under the Hellshire label. To celebrate this release and the craft of barrel-aging, Oakshire will host a Fourth Annual Hellshire Day & Barrel-Aged Beer Fest starting at noon on Saturday, May 6th, at its Public House on Madison Street in Eugene. The beer festival will include offerings from Oakshire’s barrel-aging Vintage program, as well as 50+ barrel-aged beers from breweries around the country. The first sales of 22 oz. wax-dipped Hellshire VII bottles begins at the festival.

Regarding the release of Hellshire VII Lead Brewer Dan Russo said, “We formulated the burliest Russian Imperial Stout that we could dream up and laid it to rest for the last year in freshly dumped bourbon barrels. What has emerged is a massive and deeply complex entity that we are excited to share with the world. Throw in the release of a fan favorite from last year with a twist, Double Barrel Especial (Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout w/cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon, locally roasted coffee, and chilies then further aged in a brandy barrel) for the Hellshire Experience night and some of the best breweries in the country, I’d say we’re in for the best Hellshire Day yet!”

The Hellshire Day & Barrel-Aged Beer Fest will include live music by local bands and food served up by local food carts. Festival tickets will include a commemorative Hellshire VII tasting glass and five sampling tokens, with more available for purchase. There will also be Entry-only tickets available for adults over 18 who wish to enter but not participate in consuming festival beers.

For a third straight year, Oakshire will also offer a unique Hellshire Experience to a limited number of early registrants, which will include: Friday night {5/5/16} behind-the-scenes warehouse party with the brewers, live music, and complimentary food; a bottle of our extremely rare Double Barrel Hellshire Especial; and, early VIP entry to Hellshire Day to be first in line for the most sought after offerings.

Oakshire Is offering advanced tickets for sale at the Public House and online starting February 24th. Online tickets here: http://hellshireday2017.brownpapertickets.com/.

For the latest festival updates, stop by http://oakbrew.com/hellshire, visit us on Facebook
{https://www.facebook.com/oakbrew}, or follow Oakshire on Twitter {https://twitter.com/Oakshire}.

A second press release, confirming the brewery, live music, and food truck line-ups will be provided the first week of April.

About Oakshire Brewing: Oakshire Brewing of Eugene, OR, is a community inspired small batch brewing company founded in 2006. Oakshire is locally owned, employs 25 people, and produces a wide variety of beers through its distinct brewing programs. These beers are distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest. Oakshire’s Public House and barrel-aging facility are located at 207 Madison Street in Eugene; the Public House is open daily from 11am to 10pm. The brewery is located nearby at 1055 Madera Street with private tours by reservation on the first and third Saturday of each month – call (541)654-5520.

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Oakshire Hellshire Day 2017 set for Saturday, May 6th

BeerNews.org - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 12:01

[Press Release:]

(Eugene, OR) – The Oakshire Brewing team is excited to announce details of this year’s Hellshire weekend of events surrounding the release of Hellshire VII – the brewery’s seventh barrel-aged beer under the Hellshire label. To celebrate this release and the craft of barrel-aging, Oakshire will host a Fourth Annual Hellshire Day & Barrel-Aged Beer Fest starting at noon on Saturday, May 6th, at its Public House on Madison Street in Eugene. The beer festival will include offerings from Oakshire’s barrel-aging Vintage program, as well as 50+ barrel-aged beers from breweries around the country. The first sales of 22 oz. wax-dipped Hellshire VII bottles begins at the festival.

Regarding the release of Hellshire VII Lead Brewer Dan Russo said, “We formulated the burliest Russian Imperial Stout that we could dream up and laid it to rest for the last year in freshly dumped bourbon barrels. What has emerged is a massive and deeply complex entity that we are excited to share with the world. Throw in the release of a fan favorite from last year with a twist, Double Barrel Especial (Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout w/cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon, locally roasted coffee, and chilies then further aged in a brandy barrel) for the Hellshire Experience night and some of the best breweries in the country, I’d say we’re in for the best Hellshire Day yet!”

The Hellshire Day & Barrel-Aged Beer Fest will include live music by local bands and food served up by local food carts. Festival tickets will include a commemorative Hellshire VII tasting glass and five sampling tokens, with more available for purchase. There will also be Entry-only tickets available for adults over 18 who wish to enter but not participate in consuming festival beers.

For a third straight year, Oakshire will also offer a unique Hellshire Experience to a limited number of early registrants, which will include: Friday night {5/5/16} behind-the-scenes warehouse party with the brewers, live music, and complimentary food; a bottle of our extremely rare Double Barrel Hellshire Especial; and, early VIP entry to Hellshire Day to be first in line for the most sought after offerings.

Oakshire Is offering advanced tickets for sale at the Public House and online starting February 24th. Online tickets here: http://hellshireday2017.brownpapertickets.com/.

For the latest festival updates, stop by http://oakbrew.com/hellshire, visit us on Facebook
{https://www.facebook.com/oakbrew}, or follow Oakshire on Twitter {https://twitter.com/Oakshire}.

A second press release, confirming the brewery, live music, and food truck line-ups will be provided the first week of April.

About Oakshire Brewing: Oakshire Brewing of Eugene, OR, is a community inspired small batch brewing company founded in 2006. Oakshire is locally owned, employs 25 people, and produces a wide variety of beers through its distinct brewing programs. These beers are distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest. Oakshire’s Public House and barrel-aging facility are located at 207 Madison Street in Eugene; the Public House is open daily from 11am to 10pm. The brewery is located nearby at 1055 Madera Street with private tours by reservation on the first and third Saturday of each month – call (541)654-5520.

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GoodLife Secret Stash Experimental IPA Series kicks off this month

BeerPulse - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 11:43

[Press Release:]

(Bend, OR) – With the success of Descender IPA, GoodLife Brewing’s flagship IPA, we are excited to announce the launch of Secret Stash Experimental IPA Series, which is going to be a platform for our brewers to make their imaginations a reality. A new Secret Stash is going to be revealed roughly every 60 days and will be our take on different variations of IPA’s in addition to different hops in each batch. But here’s the catch, each year it will be a different style of beer, so get your IPA fix in 2017 because you’ll have to wait to see what we have in store for 2018’s Secret Stash.

Secret Stash #001: This medium bodied NW ale is a bright copper color with an off-white laced head coming in 8.8% ABV. A northwest forest of dank aroma with fresh pine, juicy citrus, with a touch of tropical fruit. Dominant layers of citrus, pine, and earth are paired with subtle flavors of roasted sweet caramel. Secret Stash #001 finishes with herbal tea and bitter citrus notes.

Although it’s still a few weeks away from being released, here is a preview of Secret Stash #002: A light to medium bodied Spring IPA to transition seasons. Using floral/fruity/herbal German and American hops, along with a touch of lemongrass, this IPA will awaken your dormant taste buds while pushing the boundaries of a traditional IPA. Pilsner base malt, a touch of dark specialty malt, and fermented with house ale yeast, Secret Stash #002 will have a pleasant backbone allowing bright spring flavors to shine through. At 50 IBU and 6.5% ABV, you will be able to enjoy a pint… or two… or three while you watch the NW bloom.

Here is the 2017 Secret Stash IPA release schedule:
Secret Stash IPA #001- February and March
Secret Stash IPA #002- April and May
Secret Stash IPA #003- June and July
Secret Stash IPA #004- August and September
Secret Stash IPA #005- October and November
Secret Stash IPA #006- December and January 2018

Secret Stash Experimental IPA Series will be available in draft (1/2 BBLS and 1/6 BBLS) only throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho with limited volume so make sure you try every Secret Stash!

About GoodLife Brewing Company
As brewers of hand crafted ales, we are outdoor enthusiasts who look forward to sharing our craft beers that are most balanced and of the highest quality. GoodLife Brewing Company has been making award-winning beers since 2011 in its home of Bend, Oregon. GoodLife’s “Adventurous Ales” are Descender IPA, Sweet As! Pacific Ale and a selection of seasonal beers. In addition to making beer, GoodLife enjoys giving back to the community by supporting many local and national non-profit organizations. Play hard, live easy and enjoy GoodBeer for GoodLife! For more information, visit www.goodlifebrewing.com , or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @GoodLifeBrewing.

> On Feb 24, 2017, at 7:09 AM, BeerPulse News wrote:
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> That works. Send it over.
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> On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:38 PM, Chris Nelson > wrote:
> Hey Adam,
>
> I’ll do that going forward for you. I’m actually on the road for work and don’t have my computer so I’ll get that to you on Friday if that’s ok?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Feb 20, 2017, at 4:38 PM, BeerPulse News > wrote:
>
>> Can you include the text of the press release in the body of the email?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Adam
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 6:51 PM, Chris Nelson > wrote:
>> So… I’m actually going to attach it this time, sorry about that. Haha. My brain is still trying to recover from the weekend! Haha
>>
>> Thanks again for your support,
>>
>> Chris
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> > On Feb 20, 2017, at 3:33 PM, Chris Nelson > wrote:
>> >
>> > Happy Monday!
>> >
>> > I hope you had a great weekend! I’m excited to share that GoodLife Brewing is starting an experimental IPA series in 2017. Please see the attached press release and feel free to share!
>> >
>> > Please let me know if you have any questions.
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance,
>> >
>> > Chris Nelson
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>

Categories: Beer Blogosphere News

GoodLife Secret Stash Experimental IPA Series kicks off this month

BeerNews.org - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 11:43

[Press Release:]

(Bend, OR) – With the success of Descender IPA, GoodLife Brewing’s flagship IPA, we are excited to announce the launch of Secret Stash Experimental IPA Series, which is going to be a platform for our brewers to make their imaginations a reality. A new Secret Stash is going to be revealed roughly every 60 days and will be our take on different variations of IPA’s in addition to different hops in each batch. But here’s the catch, each year it will be a different style of beer, so get your IPA fix in 2017 because you’ll have to wait to see what we have in store for 2018’s Secret Stash.

Secret Stash #001: This medium bodied NW ale is a bright copper color with an off-white laced head coming in 8.8% ABV. A northwest forest of dank aroma with fresh pine, juicy citrus, with a touch of tropical fruit. Dominant layers of citrus, pine, and earth are paired with subtle flavors of roasted sweet caramel. Secret Stash #001 finishes with herbal tea and bitter citrus notes.

Although it’s still a few weeks away from being released, here is a preview of Secret Stash #002: A light to medium bodied Spring IPA to transition seasons. Using floral/fruity/herbal German and American hops, along with a touch of lemongrass, this IPA will awaken your dormant taste buds while pushing the boundaries of a traditional IPA. Pilsner base malt, a touch of dark specialty malt, and fermented with house ale yeast, Secret Stash #002 will have a pleasant backbone allowing bright spring flavors to shine through. At 50 IBU and 6.5% ABV, you will be able to enjoy a pint… or two… or three while you watch the NW bloom.

Here is the 2017 Secret Stash IPA release schedule:
Secret Stash IPA #001- February and March
Secret Stash IPA #002- April and May
Secret Stash IPA #003- June and July
Secret Stash IPA #004- August and September
Secret Stash IPA #005- October and November
Secret Stash IPA #006- December and January 2018

Secret Stash Experimental IPA Series will be available in draft (1/2 BBLS and 1/6 BBLS) only throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho with limited volume so make sure you try every Secret Stash!

About GoodLife Brewing Company
As brewers of hand crafted ales, we are outdoor enthusiasts who look forward to sharing our craft beers that are most balanced and of the highest quality. GoodLife Brewing Company has been making award-winning beers since 2011 in its home of Bend, Oregon. GoodLife’s “Adventurous Ales” are Descender IPA, Sweet As! Pacific Ale and a selection of seasonal beers. In addition to making beer, GoodLife enjoys giving back to the community by supporting many local and national non-profit organizations. Play hard, live easy and enjoy GoodBeer for GoodLife! For more information, visit www.goodlifebrewing.com , or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @GoodLifeBrewing.

> On Feb 24, 2017, at 7:09 AM, BeerPulse News wrote:
>
> That works. Send it over.
>
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:38 PM, Chris Nelson > wrote:
> Hey Adam,
>
> I’ll do that going forward for you. I’m actually on the road for work and don’t have my computer so I’ll get that to you on Friday if that’s ok?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Feb 20, 2017, at 4:38 PM, BeerPulse News > wrote:
>
>> Can you include the text of the press release in the body of the email?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Adam
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 6:51 PM, Chris Nelson > wrote:
>> So… I’m actually going to attach it this time, sorry about that. Haha. My brain is still trying to recover from the weekend! Haha
>>
>> Thanks again for your support,
>>
>> Chris
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> > On Feb 20, 2017, at 3:33 PM, Chris Nelson > wrote:
>> >
>> > Happy Monday!
>> >
>> > I hope you had a great weekend! I’m excited to share that GoodLife Brewing is starting an experimental IPA series in 2017. Please see the attached press release and feel free to share!
>> >
>> > Please let me know if you have any questions.
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance,
>> >
>> > Chris Nelson
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>

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Historic Beer Birthday: Robert Neame

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 09:18
Today is the birthday of Robert Harry Beale Neame, though he was generally known as Bobby (February 25, 1934- ). He joined his family’s company, Shephard Neame in 1956, and in 1971 became the chairman of the company, a position he held until retiring in 2005, when he was named president....

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Dual Scale Refractometer – $18.39 on Lightning Deals, Limited Supply

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 08:34
Anpro Dual Scale Refractometer.  Aluminum construction.  Reads 1.000 – 1.120 specific gravity and 0-32% Brix.  Features Automatic Temperature Compensation: 50°F ~86°F (10°C~30°C).  Comes with refractometer, plastic sample pipette, mini screwdriver for calibration adjustments, manual, cleaning close and storage box. 2/25/17 10:20 AM Central: This is set to be discounted to $18.99 as an Amazon Lightning Deal. Shipping […]
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Deschutes Update: Swivelhead Red, Cultivateur Saison, Hop Slice, Passionfruit IPA

BeerPulse - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 08:25

[Press Release:]

(Bend, OR) – Deschutes Brewery released a comprehensive media update this week including new beer news:  Swivelhead Red (March); Cultivateur (March); Hop Slice Summer Ale (April); Passionfruit IPA (May, draft only). More below…

 
BEERS

 

Swivelhead Red

 

When:            March-August

What:             Bond Street Series (12-ounce bottles and draft)

This India Style Red Ale has a signature Deschutes Brewery twist: herbal hop character from European varietals (added in American quantities), along with a light melon accent from Australian hops. While the label alone on this beer is enough to turn heads, cracking open the bottle is when the real magic happens with a distinct hop aroma and smooth caramel maltiness.

Where:             Everywhere Deschutes is sold

 

The Stats:       6.5% ABV  |  70 IBUs

 
 

Cultivateur

 

When:            March

What:             Reserve Series (22-ounce wax-dipped bottles and draft)

A new Reserve Series release that’s straight from the farmhouse, our brewers have dubbed Cultivateur a “Provision Saison.” A new take on a barrel-aged classic, this brew is a blend of old and new saisons, aged in oak with brettanomyces and is the first beer to graduate from our small batch experimental Pub Reserve series. Cultivateur offers a crisp, rustic flavor profile that flaunts the rich history of saison with a modern twist.

 

Where:            In limited quantities wherever Deschutes is sold

The Stats:       7.5 % ABV | 22 IBUs

 

Hop Slice Summer Ale

When:            April-August

 

What:             Seasonal  (12-ounce bottles and draft)

Hop Slice Summer Ale is a fresh way to welcome back sunny, longer days. This beer invites fans to “grab a slice of summer” with floral hop notes and crisp lemon refreshment. This year, Hop Slice is brewed with Lemondrop Hops, giving it floral and citrus hop notes to complement a smooth malt character.

 

Where:            Everywhere Deschutes is sold

 

The Stats:  5% ABV |  35 IBUs

Passionfruit IPA

 

When:            May-August

What:             Bond Street Series (Draft Only)

This delectable easy-drinker boasts a fruity and tropical aroma, intensified by the addition of actual passionfruit to the beer. Deschutes Brewery’s only fruited production beer, Passionfruit IPA is part of our Bond Street series – which means it started in our pubs as a grand experiment and eventually made its way into draft after our pub patrons gave it a giant thumbs up. The passionfruit, along with a quartet of hops – Cascade, Azacca, Galaxy and Vic’s Secret – gives the beer a tart, clean finish.

 

Where:             Almost everywhere Deschutes is sold

The Stats:       6.8% ABV | 65 IBUs

 

 

 

EVENTS/NEWS

 

Zwickelmania Beer Brunch BASH!

Join us at our Bend Brewing Facility on the corner of Colorado & Simpson Ave. for a Zwickelmania Beer Brunch BASH! Participate in our free self-guided tour of the facility with beer stops along the way and knowledgeable tour guides and brewers will be there to offer information about the brewing process, equipment, & beer.

 

After touring the facility, groove with us in the parking lot in front of the brewery… we’ll have LIVE music by Wayward Soul from 12:30-3pm, brunch-inspired burritos and sandwiches from Pilot Butte Drive In, pints for sale pouring from the Swig Rig, samples of The Abyss Scotch, our Black Butte Porter Cold Brew Cocktail, and a Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing!

 

This event is family friendly, 4 complimentary beer samples for ages 21 & over, pints & food for sale in the lot, & more…

 

When: February 25, 2017, 11am – 4pm

Where: Deschutes Brewery, 901 SW Simpson Ave., Bend, OR 97702

 

Where’s Woody?

Our much-beloved giant keg on wheels, Woody, is cruising across the country again this year in all his mobile gloriousness. Find out where he’ll be next by visiting www.dbwoody.com . Here are just a few of the places he’ll be pouring beer for the thirsty masses over the next few months:

 

2/25 – Lewiston, ID – Lewiston Brewfest

3/10-3/12 – Sugar Bowl Resort, Norden, CA – Silver Belt Series

3/18 – San Francisco, CA – Bay Area Brew Fest

4/22 – La Crosse, WI – Between the Bluffs Beer, Cheese, & Wine Festival

5/5-5/6 – St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Microfest

5/18-5/21 – Santa Fe, NM – Outside Magazine Bike and Brew Festival

5/27 – San Luis Obispo, CA – California Festival of Beers

 

Deschutes Brewery Street Pub – Crafted for Community

For the last two years, Deschutes Brewery’s Street Pub has been touring the nation raising money (nearly $850,000!) for charity. Once again in 2017, our pub of epic proportions will set up for one day only in select cities to raise money for nonprofit organizations. All the things our fans love about Street Pub are back – beer, food, music, fun – but we’ve added a few incredible partners who share our mission of giving back. We can’t wait to announce all the details in early spring, as well as the specific dates when we will land on the streets of (drumroll!): Cincinnati, OH; Roanoke, VA; Milwaukee, WI; Portland, OR; and Sacramento, CA. See you soon beer fans! For more information go to www.DeschutesBrewery.com/StreetPub or follow the conversation at #StreetPub.

 

Best of Craft Beer Awards

America’s newest craft beer contest was held right here in our backyard – Bend, Oregon. Created to celebrate and promote the best of the best in craft brewing, the inaugural program received entries from hundreds of breweries from nearly every state in the union. We were honored to receive the following medals:

Gold – Mirror, Mirror – British Style Barleywine

Silver  – Smoked Gose – Leipzig Style or Contemporary Gose

Bronze – Obsidian Stout – American Style Stout

 

2016 Community Involvement Roundup

Each year, we make it a priority to give back to the communities where we brew and sell beer. We are proud to have helped support several hundred incredible nonprofits fulfill their important missions in 2016 by donating $1 per barrel – for a total of $343,000. In addition, our traveling Street Pub initiative raised $400,000 for charitable organizations in the cities it visited.  That’s a grand total of nearly $850,000 in just one year! Our nonprofit partners protect our lands and waters, help the homeless find shelter, feed the hungry, educate and protect our children, provide services for people in need and make the arts accessible for all. We’re looking forward to continuing our mission to philanthropy in 2017 with our $371,000 budget for giving, plus another Street Pub tour across the country.

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Deschutes Update: Swivelhead Red, Cultivateur Saison, Hop Slice, Passionfruit IPA

BeerNews.org - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 08:25

[Press Release:]

(Bend, OR) – Deschutes Brewery released a comprehensive media update this week including new beer news:  Swivelhead Red (March); Cultivateur (March); Hop Slice Summer Ale (April); Passionfruit IPA (May, draft only). More below…

 
BEERS

 

Swivelhead Red

 

When:            March-August

What:             Bond Street Series (12-ounce bottles and draft)

This India Style Red Ale has a signature Deschutes Brewery twist: herbal hop character from European varietals (added in American quantities), along with a light melon accent from Australian hops. While the label alone on this beer is enough to turn heads, cracking open the bottle is when the real magic happens with a distinct hop aroma and smooth caramel maltiness.

Where:             Everywhere Deschutes is sold

 

The Stats:       6.5% ABV  |  70 IBUs

 
 

Cultivateur

 

When:            March

What:             Reserve Series (22-ounce wax-dipped bottles and draft)

A new Reserve Series release that’s straight from the farmhouse, our brewers have dubbed Cultivateur a “Provision Saison.” A new take on a barrel-aged classic, this brew is a blend of old and new saisons, aged in oak with brettanomyces and is the first beer to graduate from our small batch experimental Pub Reserve series. Cultivateur offers a crisp, rustic flavor profile that flaunts the rich history of saison with a modern twist.

 

Where:            In limited quantities wherever Deschutes is sold

The Stats:       7.5 % ABV | 22 IBUs

 

Hop Slice Summer Ale

When:            April-August

 

What:             Seasonal  (12-ounce bottles and draft)

Hop Slice Summer Ale is a fresh way to welcome back sunny, longer days. This beer invites fans to “grab a slice of summer” with floral hop notes and crisp lemon refreshment. This year, Hop Slice is brewed with Lemondrop Hops, giving it floral and citrus hop notes to complement a smooth malt character.

 

Where:            Everywhere Deschutes is sold

 

The Stats:  5% ABV |  35 IBUs

Passionfruit IPA

 

When:            May-August

What:             Bond Street Series (Draft Only)

This delectable easy-drinker boasts a fruity and tropical aroma, intensified by the addition of actual passionfruit to the beer. Deschutes Brewery’s only fruited production beer, Passionfruit IPA is part of our Bond Street series – which means it started in our pubs as a grand experiment and eventually made its way into draft after our pub patrons gave it a giant thumbs up. The passionfruit, along with a quartet of hops – Cascade, Azacca, Galaxy and Vic’s Secret – gives the beer a tart, clean finish.

 

Where:             Almost everywhere Deschutes is sold

The Stats:       6.8% ABV | 65 IBUs

 

 

 

EVENTS/NEWS

 

Zwickelmania Beer Brunch BASH!

Join us at our Bend Brewing Facility on the corner of Colorado & Simpson Ave. for a Zwickelmania Beer Brunch BASH! Participate in our free self-guided tour of the facility with beer stops along the way and knowledgeable tour guides and brewers will be there to offer information about the brewing process, equipment, & beer.

 

After touring the facility, groove with us in the parking lot in front of the brewery… we’ll have LIVE music by Wayward Soul from 12:30-3pm, brunch-inspired burritos and sandwiches from Pilot Butte Drive In, pints for sale pouring from the Swig Rig, samples of The Abyss Scotch, our Black Butte Porter Cold Brew Cocktail, and a Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing!

 

This event is family friendly, 4 complimentary beer samples for ages 21 & over, pints & food for sale in the lot, & more…

 

When: February 25, 2017, 11am – 4pm

Where: Deschutes Brewery, 901 SW Simpson Ave., Bend, OR 97702

 

Where’s Woody?

Our much-beloved giant keg on wheels, Woody, is cruising across the country again this year in all his mobile gloriousness. Find out where he’ll be next by visiting www.dbwoody.com . Here are just a few of the places he’ll be pouring beer for the thirsty masses over the next few months:

 

2/25 – Lewiston, ID – Lewiston Brewfest

3/10-3/12 – Sugar Bowl Resort, Norden, CA – Silver Belt Series

3/18 – San Francisco, CA – Bay Area Brew Fest

4/22 – La Crosse, WI – Between the Bluffs Beer, Cheese, & Wine Festival

5/5-5/6 – St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Microfest

5/18-5/21 – Santa Fe, NM – Outside Magazine Bike and Brew Festival

5/27 – San Luis Obispo, CA – California Festival of Beers

 

Deschutes Brewery Street Pub – Crafted for Community

For the last two years, Deschutes Brewery’s Street Pub has been touring the nation raising money (nearly $850,000!) for charity. Once again in 2017, our pub of epic proportions will set up for one day only in select cities to raise money for nonprofit organizations. All the things our fans love about Street Pub are back – beer, food, music, fun – but we’ve added a few incredible partners who share our mission of giving back. We can’t wait to announce all the details in early spring, as well as the specific dates when we will land on the streets of (drumroll!): Cincinnati, OH; Roanoke, VA; Milwaukee, WI; Portland, OR; and Sacramento, CA. See you soon beer fans! For more information go to www.DeschutesBrewery.com/StreetPub or follow the conversation at #StreetPub.

 

Best of Craft Beer Awards

America’s newest craft beer contest was held right here in our backyard – Bend, Oregon. Created to celebrate and promote the best of the best in craft brewing, the inaugural program received entries from hundreds of breweries from nearly every state in the union. We were honored to receive the following medals:

Gold – Mirror, Mirror – British Style Barleywine

Silver  – Smoked Gose – Leipzig Style or Contemporary Gose

Bronze – Obsidian Stout – American Style Stout

 

2016 Community Involvement Roundup

Each year, we make it a priority to give back to the communities where we brew and sell beer. We are proud to have helped support several hundred incredible nonprofits fulfill their important missions in 2016 by donating $1 per barrel – for a total of $343,000. In addition, our traveling Street Pub initiative raised $400,000 for charitable organizations in the cities it visited.  That’s a grand total of nearly $850,000 in just one year! Our nonprofit partners protect our lands and waters, help the homeless find shelter, feed the hungry, educate and protect our children, provide services for people in need and make the arts accessible for all. We’re looking forward to continuing our mission to philanthropy in 2017 with our $371,000 budget for giving, plus another Street Pub tour across the country.

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Twisted Root Design 20-Quart Cryo Coolers on Woot

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 08:18
Today 2/25/17 only, Sellout.Woot has Twisted Root design 20L Cryo Coolers fro $169.99 that’s a 37% discount from list. At this size and price range, I’m thinking this would be more of a cooler-as-a-cooler vs a cooler-as-a-mash-tun. Sellout.woot Also Consider: RTIC Coolers | Stanley Adventure Cooler | Yeti Coolers | Coolers Tag
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Milwaukee MT609 pH Meter – $114.99 + Free Shipping

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 08:00
Product Description – Here Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount. Milwaukee Instruments pH Meter.  Features ATC (Automatic Temperature Compensation (upt o 122 F), .01 accuracy, 0-14 pH range, push button calibration, 6 month electrode warranty, 2 year instrument warranty and sports a 500 hour battery run time. You can use a pH meter to check the pH […]
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Atlantic Brew Supply: Discounted or Free Shipping + 15% Off Site Wide

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 05:21
from Atlantic Brew Supply: Discount shipping on your homebrew stuff from Atlantic Brew Supply! $8 flat rate shipping on orders of $75+, FREE SHIPPING on orders $125+, through Feb. 28. Some weight and size exclusions apply. We’re also throwing out great deals to celebrate 4 years of helping homebrewers craft their best brews! Use code […]
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Beer In Ads #2197: Heineken Refreshes Baldness

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 22:31
Friday’s ad is for Heineken, from the 1970s. In the later 1970s, Heineken embarked on a series of ads with the tagline “Heineken Refreshes the Parts Other Beers Cannot Reach.” Many of the ads were in a sequential panel, or comic strip, format and they were intended to be humorous....

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6′ Folding Table – Brew Day Work Table – $38.88, Best Price + Free Prime Ship

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 21:37
6′ Fold in half table by Cosco Industries Inc.  Moisture proof top for weather resistance.  Easy to clean surface.  Lightweight and easy to carry.  Non-marring legs to protect floor services. This has folding legs and then the entire table folds in half to easy and compact storage.  I use a similar table as a brew […]
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Most Recent Crop Mosaic Pellets – $17.99/lb at Label Peelers

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 20:22
As of this posting, Label Peelers has marked down current 2016 crop Mosaic (freshest available) down to just $17.99 (Compare: Mosaic at MoreBeer).  Check Label Peelers for up to the minute cost and availability. 1 lb Mosaic Hops | Full Hop Selection Also: 5 Recent Hop Finds | Hands on Review: V2244 Vacuum Sealer
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Historic Beer Birthday: Jim Patton

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:42
Today is the birthday of Jim Patton (February 24, 1953-October 23, 2012). He was a founder of the Abita Brewing Co. in 1986, the first microbrewery in the south, and one of the earliest anywhere. This is from his Wikipedia entry: He was an anthropologist and craft beer brewer. He was considered one...

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Flash Sale: $10 Off $50+ at eBay! + Items to Consider

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:21
eBay has a short sale going on today through 6 PM Pacific Time today 2/24.  They are taking $10 off $50.  Use promo code CFEBFLASH10OFF.  Full Details: $10 Off $50 Flash Sale at eBay We’ve featured lots of homebrew-related items from eBay.  Check out our eBay tag for ideas. Some items to consider: Stirstarter Stir Plate | […]
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Reader Tip: Thermowell for larger mouthed carboys + Free Nucleated Pint Offer

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:05
Thanks to HBF Reader Genotype for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Thermowell for Plastic Carboys from William’s Brewing… “This stainless thermowell is perfect for inserting our Controller 11 probe into, and then inserting into a Better Bottle or other plastic carboy that has a 1 7/8″ diameter opening to monitor liquid temperature. The stainless […]
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2 Swivel Bar Stool Chairs – $72.99 + Free Shipping

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:17
Two swivel bar stools.  Steel frame, heavy base, padded seats, ergonomic backrest, footrest. Features: Steel frame and base, sturdy and durable to use. PU leather seat cushion, sponge padded, comfortable to seat. Max.120kg load-bearing, heavy duty. Both seat and gliding caster can swivel & move 360°smoothly. 21cm height adjustable by pneumatic gas lift. Ergonomic backrest […]
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