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Oakshire Brewing announces leadership transition in production and sales

BeerPulse - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 17:02

[Press Release:]

(Eugene, OR) – The Oakshire Brewing team is excited to announce two major changes to its Leadership Team. Dan Russo, Lead Brewer, steps into the leadership role responsible for managing Oakshire’s production team, and Jamie Walker, former Pacific Northwest Sales Director at Pabst Brewing Company, joins the Oakshire team as Sales Director.

Beginning January 30, 2017, Dan Russo formally took over management responsibilities for Oakshire’s collaborative production team of seven. Together, the brewing team is responsible for producing a wide array of exceptional, award-winning beers from our Core Year Round and Core Seasonal brewing programs, as well as the extremely popular limited release beers from our Vintage and Pilot programs. Under Dan’s leadership in 2017, Oakshire will continue its expansion of the Pilot, Vintage and Core Seasonal programs, including the development of a series of fruited Open-fermented American Farmhouse Ales and four different offerings from our ‘kettle-soured’ Sun Made Berliner Weisse line up.

Dan started with Oakshire in 2013 as Manager of the Public House in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood, and Dan’s passion for beer and the brewing process had an immediate impact on the company. Within a year of joining Oakshire, Dan was awarded the Glen Hay Falconer Scholarship to the American Brewers Guild, where he completed the Intensive Brewing Sciences and Engineering Program, and, in January, 2014, Dan joined Oakshire’s production team. Dan was promoted to Lead Brewer in January, 2015, and is now stepping into the leadership position following the departure of long-time Oakshire brewer, leader and friend, Tyler West, whose last day was January 27. Throughout his time with Oakshire, beginning in 2012, Tyler exemplified Oakshire’s core values through his steadfast work ethic and dedication to safety, quality and constant improvement.

Additionally, Oakshire’s developing Sales Team will be led by newly hired Sales Director Jamie Walker. With over 20 years of beverage industry sales and management experience, and with a passion for building long-term relationships between suppliers, wholesalers and retailers, Jamie will manage the distribution of Oakshire’s beers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Jamie’s past nine years of experience representing the Pabst portfolio, including the iconic Pabst Blue Ribbon brand, is the ideal preparation for this role. He will support Oakshire’s network of Wholesale Partners to deliver the freshest beer possible to retailers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Jamie was introduced to Oakshire through individual connections to Crafting a Strategy (craftingastrategy.com), a brewing industry resource connecting industry professionals through an online knowledge sharing platform. Jamie’s first day with Oakshire was Monday, February 13.

About Oakshire Brewing: Oakshire Brewing of Eugene, Oregon, is a community inspired small batch brewing company founded in 2006. Oakshire is locally owned, employs 23 people, and produces a wide variety of beers through its three distinct brewing programs. These beers are available throughout the Pacific Northwest in 6-Pack cans, 22-ounce bottles and on draft. Oakshire also operates a Public House, located at 207 Madison Street in Eugene and open daily from 11am to 10pm. The brewery is located nearby at 1055 Madera Street and open for tours on the first and third Saturday of each month – reservations can be made by calling the Oakshire Public House at (541) 654-5520. For more information about Oakshire, please contact Nina Richie via email nina@oakbrew.com.

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Oakshire Brewing announces leadership transition in production and sales

BeerNews.org - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 17:02

[Press Release:]

(Eugene, OR) – The Oakshire Brewing team is excited to announce two major changes to its Leadership Team. Dan Russo, Lead Brewer, steps into the leadership role responsible for managing Oakshire’s production team, and Jamie Walker, former Pacific Northwest Sales Director at Pabst Brewing Company, joins the Oakshire team as Sales Director.

Beginning January 30, 2017, Dan Russo formally took over management responsibilities for Oakshire’s collaborative production team of seven. Together, the brewing team is responsible for producing a wide array of exceptional, award-winning beers from our Core Year Round and Core Seasonal brewing programs, as well as the extremely popular limited release beers from our Vintage and Pilot programs. Under Dan’s leadership in 2017, Oakshire will continue its expansion of the Pilot, Vintage and Core Seasonal programs, including the development of a series of fruited Open-fermented American Farmhouse Ales and four different offerings from our ‘kettle-soured’ Sun Made Berliner Weisse line up.

Dan started with Oakshire in 2013 as Manager of the Public House in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood, and Dan’s passion for beer and the brewing process had an immediate impact on the company. Within a year of joining Oakshire, Dan was awarded the Glen Hay Falconer Scholarship to the American Brewers Guild, where he completed the Intensive Brewing Sciences and Engineering Program, and, in January, 2014, Dan joined Oakshire’s production team. Dan was promoted to Lead Brewer in January, 2015, and is now stepping into the leadership position following the departure of long-time Oakshire brewer, leader and friend, Tyler West, whose last day was January 27. Throughout his time with Oakshire, beginning in 2012, Tyler exemplified Oakshire’s core values through his steadfast work ethic and dedication to safety, quality and constant improvement.

Additionally, Oakshire’s developing Sales Team will be led by newly hired Sales Director Jamie Walker. With over 20 years of beverage industry sales and management experience, and with a passion for building long-term relationships between suppliers, wholesalers and retailers, Jamie will manage the distribution of Oakshire’s beers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Jamie’s past nine years of experience representing the Pabst portfolio, including the iconic Pabst Blue Ribbon brand, is the ideal preparation for this role. He will support Oakshire’s network of Wholesale Partners to deliver the freshest beer possible to retailers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Jamie was introduced to Oakshire through individual connections to Crafting a Strategy (craftingastrategy.com), a brewing industry resource connecting industry professionals through an online knowledge sharing platform. Jamie’s first day with Oakshire was Monday, February 13.

About Oakshire Brewing: Oakshire Brewing of Eugene, Oregon, is a community inspired small batch brewing company founded in 2006. Oakshire is locally owned, employs 23 people, and produces a wide variety of beers through its three distinct brewing programs. These beers are available throughout the Pacific Northwest in 6-Pack cans, 22-ounce bottles and on draft. Oakshire also operates a Public House, located at 207 Madison Street in Eugene and open daily from 11am to 10pm. The brewery is located nearby at 1055 Madera Street and open for tours on the first and third Saturday of each month – reservations can be made by calling the Oakshire Public House at (541) 654-5520. For more information about Oakshire, please contact Nina Richie via email nina@oakbrew.com.

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Shmaltz Brewing changes “MÁNNAge à Trois” Variety Pack to “Hop Orgy” Variety Pack

BeerPulse - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 16:29

[Press Release:]

*Sutter Home Wine and Shmaltz Brewing Company Settle Lawsuit Regarding Shmaltz MÁNNAge à Trois Variety Pack*

(Clifton Park, NY) — Monday, February 13, 2017 – *The Parties have amicably resolved the dispute to their mutual satisfaction. (See pic above)

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Shmaltz Brewing changes “MÁNNAge à Trois” Variety Pack to “Hop Orgy” Variety Pack

BeerNews.org - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 16:29

[Press Release:]

*Sutter Home Wine and Shmaltz Brewing Company Settle Lawsuit Regarding Shmaltz MÁNNAge à Trois Variety Pack*

(Clifton Park, NY) — Monday, February 13, 2017 – *The Parties have amicably resolved the dispute to their mutual satisfaction. (See pic above)

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Rogue Dead Guy Ale gets new look

BeerPulse - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 15:50

[Press Release:]

(Newport, RI) — Rogue Ales & Spirits reveals a fresh new look for its Dead Guy Ale and introduces 12-ounce cans for the first time. The updated design features a bigger and bolder Dead Guy, who has come down off his barrel, with a black, white and silver color scheme.

“There were a number of iterations, but the idea came out pretty quickly,” said Rogue’s Creative Director Hagen Moore. “We wanted to make the Dead Guy larger than life, and have him stand out in a simple and unique way.”

Originally brewed and bottled in 1990 as a Dia de los Muertos beer for a Portland Tex-Mex restaurant, Dead Guy Ale quickly became a favorite among craft beer drinkers. For the last 26 years, the Dead Guy Ale label featured a beer-clutching skeleton with crossed arms and a beehive hat sitting on a barrel. Although there have been small tweaks to the label over the years, this new look marks the first major redesign for Dead Guy Ale’s packaging. From its inauspicious beginnings to becoming one of the most recognized bottles in craft beer, the Dead Guy Ale label has always been designed in-house. See the early sketch of the Dead Guy to the right.

Dead Guy Ale’s new look will be available in 12-ounce and 22-ounce bottles, and in all new 12-ounce cans starting February 15. For more information about the history of Dead Guy Ale, visit our blog. Get an audiovisual experience of the cans here. For more information about the Revolution, visit rogue.com.

Rogue Ales & Spirits is an agri-fermenter founded in Oregon in 1988 as one of America’s first microbreweries. Rogue has won more than 1,800 awards for taste, quality and packaging and is available in all 50 states as well as 54 countries. Since 2008, Rogue has remained committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops, barley, rye, wheat, honey, jalapeños, and pumpkins one acre at a time by growing its own.

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Rogue Dead Guy Ale gets new look

BeerNews.org - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 15:50

[Press Release:]

(Newport, RI) — Rogue Ales & Spirits reveals a fresh new look for its Dead Guy Ale and introduces 12-ounce cans for the first time. The updated design features a bigger and bolder Dead Guy, who has come down off his barrel, with a black, white and silver color scheme.

“There were a number of iterations, but the idea came out pretty quickly,” said Rogue’s Creative Director Hagen Moore. “We wanted to make the Dead Guy larger than life, and have him stand out in a simple and unique way.”

Originally brewed and bottled in 1990 as a Dia de los Muertos beer for a Portland Tex-Mex restaurant, Dead Guy Ale quickly became a favorite among craft beer drinkers. For the last 26 years, the Dead Guy Ale label featured a beer-clutching skeleton with crossed arms and a beehive hat sitting on a barrel. Although there have been small tweaks to the label over the years, this new look marks the first major redesign for Dead Guy Ale’s packaging. From its inauspicious beginnings to becoming one of the most recognized bottles in craft beer, the Dead Guy Ale label has always been designed in-house. See the early sketch of the Dead Guy to the right.

Dead Guy Ale’s new look will be available in 12-ounce and 22-ounce bottles, and in all new 12-ounce cans starting February 15. For more information about the history of Dead Guy Ale, visit our blog. Get an audiovisual experience of the cans here. For more information about the Revolution, visit rogue.com.

Rogue Ales & Spirits is an agri-fermenter founded in Oregon in 1988 as one of America’s first microbreweries. Rogue has won more than 1,800 awards for taste, quality and packaging and is available in all 50 states as well as 54 countries. Since 2008, Rogue has remained committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops, barley, rye, wheat, honey, jalapeños, and pumpkins one acre at a time by growing its own.

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Societe Brewing to hold two-part 5-Year Anniversary event on June 24th

BeerPulse - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 15:30

[Press Release:]

Award-winning San Diego brewery announces SOCIETE 5, a two-part quinquennial anniversary celebration totaling 9 hours, 10 courses and (at least) 12 beers​

​(San Diego, CA) — Beginning 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, tickets will go on-sale for SOCIETE 5, an anniversary celebration steeped in equal parts decadence and gluttony. Taking place, Saturday, June 24, this multi-faceted fete will celebrate Kearny Mesa-based Societe Brewing Company’s first five years in business behind an abundance of unlimited beer offerings bolstered by dishes from a dozen guest chefs designed specifically to pair with those liquid assets. The festivities will take place as follows:

FIVE-YEAR FEST | June 24, 1-5 p.m.
Societe will hold a food-and-beer festival featuring unique dishes developed by members of foodie fraternity, the “5-Chef Societe.”
Tickets include: Entrance to the event, commemorative SOCIETE 5 festival glass and unlimited servings of beer (including all beers in Societe’s tasting room) and unlimited food (while supplies last).​

FIVE-YEAR FEAST | June 24, 5-10 p.m.​
Societe’s tasting room will house a beer-paired feast commencing with a one-hour beer-and-charcuterie reception, followed by a five-course, seated dinner featuring more 5-Chef Societe dishes paired with rare ales as well as beer and truffles for guests to take home.
Tickets include: Entrance to the Five-Year Fest and Five-Year Feast, commemorative SOCIETE 5 festival glass and limited-edition SOCIETE 5 stemware, and all the food and beer at both events (including all beers on-tap at Societe’s tasting room, plus beer and truffles to-go).

The aforementioned 5-Chef Societe is made up of Anthony Sinsay (Jsix), Hanis Cavin (Carnitas’ Snack Shack), Rich Sweeney (Waypoint Public), Daniel Barron (Bull & Grain), Jeff Bonilla (AToN Center), Lety Gonzalez (Uptown Tavern), Matt Richman (Table 1888), Karl Prohaska (Kitchens for Good), Eric Sarkisian (Pacific Beach AleHouse), Karen Barnett (Small Bar), Tyson Blake (O’Brien’s Pub) and Ashley Drake (The Chocolate Lush). Each has participated in annual 5-Chef Societe dinners at San Diego restaurants over the past five years, making this a grand-scale gastronome reunion of sorts.

Tickets for SOCIETE 5 will be available at the following URL—http://societe5.eventbrite.com. Early-bird rates equating to discounts of 15-25% (depending on ticket-type) will be in effect prior to April 20. Only 100 tickets will be made available for the Five-Year Feast, and they must be purchased on or before June 23. To receive updates on these events as well as the beers and menus being served at them, fans are encouraged to follow Societe Brewing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SocieteBrewing).

QUICK FACTS

SOCIETE 5 FIVE-YEAR FEST
​Date & Time: Saturday, June 24, 1-5 p.m.
Location: Societe Brewing Company, 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd in Kearny Mesa
Details: Attendees will receive unlimited servings of beer in a commemorative glass along with unlimited food pairings (while supplies last) from guest chefs preparing dishes on-site.​
Tickets: $30 starting February 22 at 10 a.m.; $40 beginning April 20; $50 at the door. Available online—http://societe5.eventbrite.com

SOCIETE 5 FIVE-YEAR FEAST
Date & Time: Saturday, June 24, 5-10 p.m.
Location: Societe Brewing Company Tasting Room, 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd in Kearny Mesa
Details: Attendees will be treated to a five-course, beer-paired dinner prepared by guest chefs, which will include a charcuterie reception from 5-6 p.m., and beer and truffles to take home.
Tickets: $100 starting February 22 at 10 a.m.; $120 beginning April 20. Available online—http://societe5.eventbrite.com

​NOTE: Purchasing a Five-Year Feast ticket entitles holder entrance into the Five-Year Fest as well.​

ABOUT SOCIETE BREWING COMPANY: A production brewery founded by a pair of professional brewers in 2012, Societe Brewing Company produces an array of almost-exclusively draught offerings ranging from hoppy “Out West” ales, to Belgian-inspired and continental “Old World” ales and lagers, and dark “Stygian” ales. The brewery also features a 1,500-square-foot, temperature-controlled room housing used wine barrels filled with a maturing stock of “Feral” (barrel-aged sour) ales, which are bottled and sold in Societe’s tasting room. Proud to be part of the hotbed of brewing innovation that is San Diego, California, Societe distributes its beers to finer bars and beer-centric restaurants and retailers through its home-county. The brewery has earned medals in multiple style-categories at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup competitions, and its multifarious portfolio of year-round beers includes The Pupil and The Apprentice IPAs, The Coachman Really Small IPA, The Harlot Belgian Extra, The Pugilist Dry Stout and The Butcher Imperial Stout. For more information, visit the company’s official website—www.societebrewing.com—or follow Societe via social-media on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (@SocieteBrewing).

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Societe Brewing to hold two-part 5-Year Anniversary event on June 24th

BeerNews.org - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 15:30

[Press Release:]

Award-winning San Diego brewery announces SOCIETE 5, a two-part quinquennial anniversary celebration totaling 9 hours, 10 courses and (at least) 12 beers​

​(San Diego, CA) — Beginning 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, tickets will go on-sale for SOCIETE 5, an anniversary celebration steeped in equal parts decadence and gluttony. Taking place, Saturday, June 24, this multi-faceted fete will celebrate Kearny Mesa-based Societe Brewing Company’s first five years in business behind an abundance of unlimited beer offerings bolstered by dishes from a dozen guest chefs designed specifically to pair with those liquid assets. The festivities will take place as follows:

FIVE-YEAR FEST | June 24, 1-5 p.m.
Societe will hold a food-and-beer festival featuring unique dishes developed by members of foodie fraternity, the “5-Chef Societe.”
Tickets include: Entrance to the event, commemorative SOCIETE 5 festival glass and unlimited servings of beer (including all beers in Societe’s tasting room) and unlimited food (while supplies last).​

FIVE-YEAR FEAST | June 24, 5-10 p.m.​
Societe’s tasting room will house a beer-paired feast commencing with a one-hour beer-and-charcuterie reception, followed by a five-course, seated dinner featuring more 5-Chef Societe dishes paired with rare ales as well as beer and truffles for guests to take home.
Tickets include: Entrance to the Five-Year Fest and Five-Year Feast, commemorative SOCIETE 5 festival glass and limited-edition SOCIETE 5 stemware, and all the food and beer at both events (including all beers on-tap at Societe’s tasting room, plus beer and truffles to-go).

The aforementioned 5-Chef Societe is made up of Anthony Sinsay (Jsix), Hanis Cavin (Carnitas’ Snack Shack), Rich Sweeney (Waypoint Public), Daniel Barron (Bull & Grain), Jeff Bonilla (AToN Center), Lety Gonzalez (Uptown Tavern), Matt Richman (Table 1888), Karl Prohaska (Kitchens for Good), Eric Sarkisian (Pacific Beach AleHouse), Karen Barnett (Small Bar), Tyson Blake (O’Brien’s Pub) and Ashley Drake (The Chocolate Lush). Each has participated in annual 5-Chef Societe dinners at San Diego restaurants over the past five years, making this a grand-scale gastronome reunion of sorts.

Tickets for SOCIETE 5 will be available at the following URL—http://societe5.eventbrite.com. Early-bird rates equating to discounts of 15-25% (depending on ticket-type) will be in effect prior to April 20. Only 100 tickets will be made available for the Five-Year Feast, and they must be purchased on or before June 23. To receive updates on these events as well as the beers and menus being served at them, fans are encouraged to follow Societe Brewing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SocieteBrewing).

QUICK FACTS

SOCIETE 5 FIVE-YEAR FEST
​Date & Time: Saturday, June 24, 1-5 p.m.
Location: Societe Brewing Company, 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd in Kearny Mesa
Details: Attendees will receive unlimited servings of beer in a commemorative glass along with unlimited food pairings (while supplies last) from guest chefs preparing dishes on-site.​
Tickets: $30 starting February 22 at 10 a.m.; $40 beginning April 20; $50 at the door. Available online—http://societe5.eventbrite.com

SOCIETE 5 FIVE-YEAR FEAST
Date & Time: Saturday, June 24, 5-10 p.m.
Location: Societe Brewing Company Tasting Room, 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd in Kearny Mesa
Details: Attendees will be treated to a five-course, beer-paired dinner prepared by guest chefs, which will include a charcuterie reception from 5-6 p.m., and beer and truffles to take home.
Tickets: $100 starting February 22 at 10 a.m.; $120 beginning April 20. Available online—http://societe5.eventbrite.com

​NOTE: Purchasing a Five-Year Feast ticket entitles holder entrance into the Five-Year Fest as well.​

ABOUT SOCIETE BREWING COMPANY: A production brewery founded by a pair of professional brewers in 2012, Societe Brewing Company produces an array of almost-exclusively draught offerings ranging from hoppy “Out West” ales, to Belgian-inspired and continental “Old World” ales and lagers, and dark “Stygian” ales. The brewery also features a 1,500-square-foot, temperature-controlled room housing used wine barrels filled with a maturing stock of “Feral” (barrel-aged sour) ales, which are bottled and sold in Societe’s tasting room. Proud to be part of the hotbed of brewing innovation that is San Diego, California, Societe distributes its beers to finer bars and beer-centric restaurants and retailers through its home-county. The brewery has earned medals in multiple style-categories at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup competitions, and its multifarious portfolio of year-round beers includes The Pupil and The Apprentice IPAs, The Coachman Really Small IPA, The Harlot Belgian Extra, The Pugilist Dry Stout and The Butcher Imperial Stout. For more information, visit the company’s official website—www.societebrewing.com—or follow Societe via social-media on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (@SocieteBrewing).

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Miami Gras: Concrete Beach to put on street festival featuring new beer of same name

BeerPulse - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 15:02

[Press Release:]

(Miami, OH) – Concrete Beach Brewery is taking it to the streets! On March 4th from 12-6pm, the brewery is closing Northwest 24th Street in Wynwood for Miami Gras, a block party celebrating the intersection of Miami, Mardi Gras and Carnaval cultures, as well as the launch of a beer with the same name.

Much like typical Mardi Gras festivities found on Bourbon Street, Miami Gras will be a high-energy street festival fusing culture, music, food and drinks to celebrate the international diversity of Miami. Guests will be able to dance the afternoon away to Bad Apples Brass Band, South Florida’s premier New Orleans style brass band, and also watch samba dancers from Unidos de Miami Samba School.

After dancing up an appetite, guests can enjoy food by Wynwood newbie Crazy Poke, who will be making fresh bowls of fish salads finished with sauces made with Concrete Beach’s Tropic of Passion Wheat Ale and Miami Gras beers, as well as slices of giant guava king cakes made by local La Boulangerie. Grumpy Greg’s will be serving up Cajun food and Aja! Latin Food Truck will also be on hand.

And what’s a brewery festival without beer? Miami Gras is a French-style saison inspired by the heritage of New Orleans, the eclectic cocktails of Bourbon Street and the outburst of cultures that come alive during the season of Carnaval. The dry yet fruity beer is brewed with orange-blossom honey and juniper berries, and has notes of pepper, citrus and spice.

Since Miamians are known to do things a little differently than the rest of the country, the brewery is encouraging guests to join in on its Miami Gras festival by embodying the spirit of their own carnaval and dressing the part. Those who arrive in costume will have the chance to win a VIP party at the Social Hall for up to 10 people.

Concrete Beach has partnered with the Rhythm Foundation for the event and will be donating $1 from each Miami Gras beer sold during the event, up to $1,000, to the non-profit organization. The Rhythm Foundation presents concerts, events and festivals by established and innovative artists from around the world and South Florida, and also manages the historic North Beach Bandshell for the City of Miami Beach.

Miami Gras will be available for a limited time only on tap at the Social Hall and in limited release 12 oz. 6-pack cans available at select retailers across Miami. To find where it’s available, visit the beer finder: http://concretebeachbrewery.com/beers/find/.

About Concrete Beach Brewery:

Concrete Beach is an artisanal craft beer brewery located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. Its mission is to provide great tasting craft beer inspired by the culture and flavors of Miami, all while supporting the community and arts organizations in the neighborhoods they serve. Its beers can be found on draft or in 6-packs at bars, restaurants and retail locations throughout South Florida. Visit the Brewery and Social Hall at 325 N.W. 24th Street, Miami, Florida. Concrete Beach is part of A&S Brewing Collaborative, an independently operated subsidiary of the Boston Beer Company. Concrete Beach Brewery is online at www.concretebeachbrewery.com, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Concrete Beach, Concrete Beach Brewery, and the Concrete Beach logo are registered trademarks of Concrete Beach Brewery.

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Miami Gras: Concrete Beach to put on street festival featuring new beer of same name

BeerNews.org - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 15:02

[Press Release:]

(Miami, OH) – Concrete Beach Brewery is taking it to the streets! On March 4th from 12-6pm, the brewery is closing Northwest 24th Street in Wynwood for Miami Gras, a block party celebrating the intersection of Miami, Mardi Gras and Carnaval cultures, as well as the launch of a beer with the same name.

Much like typical Mardi Gras festivities found on Bourbon Street, Miami Gras will be a high-energy street festival fusing culture, music, food and drinks to celebrate the international diversity of Miami. Guests will be able to dance the afternoon away to Bad Apples Brass Band, South Florida’s premier New Orleans style brass band, and also watch samba dancers from Unidos de Miami Samba School.

After dancing up an appetite, guests can enjoy food by Wynwood newbie Crazy Poke, who will be making fresh bowls of fish salads finished with sauces made with Concrete Beach’s Tropic of Passion Wheat Ale and Miami Gras beers, as well as slices of giant guava king cakes made by local La Boulangerie. Grumpy Greg’s will be serving up Cajun food and Aja! Latin Food Truck will also be on hand.

And what’s a brewery festival without beer? Miami Gras is a French-style saison inspired by the heritage of New Orleans, the eclectic cocktails of Bourbon Street and the outburst of cultures that come alive during the season of Carnaval. The dry yet fruity beer is brewed with orange-blossom honey and juniper berries, and has notes of pepper, citrus and spice.

Since Miamians are known to do things a little differently than the rest of the country, the brewery is encouraging guests to join in on its Miami Gras festival by embodying the spirit of their own carnaval and dressing the part. Those who arrive in costume will have the chance to win a VIP party at the Social Hall for up to 10 people.

Concrete Beach has partnered with the Rhythm Foundation for the event and will be donating $1 from each Miami Gras beer sold during the event, up to $1,000, to the non-profit organization. The Rhythm Foundation presents concerts, events and festivals by established and innovative artists from around the world and South Florida, and also manages the historic North Beach Bandshell for the City of Miami Beach.

Miami Gras will be available for a limited time only on tap at the Social Hall and in limited release 12 oz. 6-pack cans available at select retailers across Miami. To find where it’s available, visit the beer finder: http://concretebeachbrewery.com/beers/find/.

About Concrete Beach Brewery:

Concrete Beach is an artisanal craft beer brewery located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. Its mission is to provide great tasting craft beer inspired by the culture and flavors of Miami, all while supporting the community and arts organizations in the neighborhoods they serve. Its beers can be found on draft or in 6-packs at bars, restaurants and retail locations throughout South Florida. Visit the Brewery and Social Hall at 325 N.W. 24th Street, Miami, Florida. Concrete Beach is part of A&S Brewing Collaborative, an independently operated subsidiary of the Boston Beer Company. Concrete Beach Brewery is online at www.concretebeachbrewery.com, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Concrete Beach, Concrete Beach Brewery, and the Concrete Beach logo are registered trademarks of Concrete Beach Brewery.

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Laughing Skull White Ale cans join Amber Ale and Craft Lager in year-round lineup

BeerPulse - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 14:46

[Press Release:]

(Atlanta, GA) – Georgia’s oldest craft brewery, Red Brick Brewing Co., announced today their newest release in the Laughing Skull line – a Belgian-style White Ale.

“White Ale was originally made specifically for our South Korean distributor” said President and Brewmaster Garett Lockhart, “but it was so well received both overseas and at the brewery that we knew we needed to release it domestically. We first started pouring it at the brewery in June of 2016 and it has quickly become a crowd favorite.”

White Ale will join Laughing Skull’s other offerings, Amber Ale and Craft Lager, as a year-long release. 12oz cans will be available on the market at the end of February, and a new Laughing Skull variety 12-pack will follow soon behind. “It’s a really exciting time for us” says Lockhart “we released Craft Lager just last year and now are adding a third offering and variety pack. We are looking forward to releasing more varieties of Laughing Skull in the future and really growing this brand.”

Laughing Skull Craft Beer is made by Red Brick Brewing Co. in Atlanta, GA.

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Laughing Skull White Ale cans join Amber Ale and Craft Lager in year-round lineup

BeerNews.org - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 14:46

[Press Release:]

(Atlanta, GA) – Georgia’s oldest craft brewery, Red Brick Brewing Co., announced today their newest release in the Laughing Skull line – a Belgian-style White Ale.

“White Ale was originally made specifically for our South Korean distributor” said President and Brewmaster Garett Lockhart, “but it was so well received both overseas and at the brewery that we knew we needed to release it domestically. We first started pouring it at the brewery in June of 2016 and it has quickly become a crowd favorite.”

White Ale will join Laughing Skull’s other offerings, Amber Ale and Craft Lager, as a year-long release. 12oz cans will be available on the market at the end of February, and a new Laughing Skull variety 12-pack will follow soon behind. “It’s a really exciting time for us” says Lockhart “we released Craft Lager just last year and now are adding a third offering and variety pack. We are looking forward to releasing more varieties of Laughing Skull in the future and really growing this brand.”

Laughing Skull Craft Beer is made by Red Brick Brewing Co. in Atlanta, GA.

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Historic Beer Birthday: Gottlieb Sigismund Kirchhof

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 14:27
Today is the birthday of Gottlieb Sigismund Kirchhof (February 19, 1764-February 14, 1833). He was born in Teterow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, but spent most of his life in St. Petersburg, Russia, and considered himself to be Russian. Trained as a pharmacist and a chemist, and “in 1812 he became...

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Angel City Rauchbier up next in Ale Academy, release on Feb. 20th

BeerPulse - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 14:04

[Press Release:]

(Los Angeles, CA) – Join Angel City Brewery Monday, February 20th 7 – 8 pm for a special smokey edition of Ale Academy featuring the newest Warehouse Collection brew, Rauchbier.

This beer is smoked! Angel City Rauchbier is a medium-bodied lager brewed with a unique blend of wood-smoked malts. This bright, copper-hued beer has a complex aroma that transports your senses to a campfire BBQ or fireside lounge. Malty notes of dried fruit and caramel, balanced by wood and Lapsang Souchong tea flavors, help make this drinking experience unlike anything else. It’s time to stoke your fire.

* ABV: 5.5%
* IBU: 20

This edition of Ale Academy will explore the smoked flavors of Rauchbier with food pairings from local vendors, including smoked almonds, beef jerky, and BBQ. The event is open to the public with tickets available here for $5.

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Angel City Rauchbier up next in Ale Academy, release on Feb. 20th

BeerNews.org - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 14:04

[Press Release:]

(Los Angeles, CA) – Join Angel City Brewery Monday, February 20th 7 – 8 pm for a special smokey edition of Ale Academy featuring the newest Warehouse Collection brew, Rauchbier.

This beer is smoked! Angel City Rauchbier is a medium-bodied lager brewed with a unique blend of wood-smoked malts. This bright, copper-hued beer has a complex aroma that transports your senses to a campfire BBQ or fireside lounge. Malty notes of dried fruit and caramel, balanced by wood and Lapsang Souchong tea flavors, help make this drinking experience unlike anything else. It’s time to stoke your fire.

* ABV: 5.5%
* IBU: 20

This edition of Ale Academy will explore the smoked flavors of Rauchbier with food pairings from local vendors, including smoked almonds, beef jerky, and BBQ. The event is open to the public with tickets available here for $5.

Categories: Beer Blogosphere News

RSG-100ATC Dual Scale Refractometer w/ATC – $12.27 + $5.09 shipping

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 13:30
The RSG-100ATC refractometer reads in both Brix and Gravity.  It also features ATC – automatic temperature compensation. RSG-100ATC Refractometer.  Dual Scale, Reads 0-32% Brix & 1.000-1.130 Wort Specific Gravity.  .2% Brix/.001 Specific Gravity Resolution.  Accuracy: +/-0.2% Brix and +/-0.001 Wort Specific Gravity.  ATC from 10-30’C (50-86’F). 2/18/17 3:30 PM Central: This is selling for $12.27. Shipping is $5.09 to most […]
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100 Pack 16 oz Clear Solo Cups – $11.72 + Free Prime Ship

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 12:48
100 Pack SOLO 16 oz Clear Cups 2/20/17 11 AM Central: These have dropped to $11.72. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and […]
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Beer Birthday: Chris Black

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:54
Chris Black, who along with his brother, owns the Falling Rock, the best beer bar in Denver and HQ for beer people during GABF, turns 54 today. Chris is a great guy and one of a handful of early Publicans across the country doing things right when it came to beer, something that happily we’re...

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10 Gallon Industrial Igloo Cooler – $56.06 + Free Shipping – w/Email Sign Up

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 09:00
Zoro Tools offers a good selection of Industrial Quality Igloo Coolers at generally good prices.  These are ruggedized more rugged versions of Igloo’s beverage coolers. These coolers make great all grain mash tuns and Hot Liquor Tanks/HLT As of this posting, the 10 gallon size is selling for $65.95.  Sign up for Zoro’s Email Newsletter […]
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8 lbs PBW – $43.99

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 08:12
PBW (Powdered Brewery Wash) buffered alkaline brewery cleaner. My cleaner of choice! Product Description – Here.  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount. Cleaner – PBW (8 lbs) CL25D – $49.99 $43.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section – Here – to see if this is still available. Related: PBW Price […]
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