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Patent No. 478592A: Hop Picking Machine

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:15
Today in 1892, US Patent 478592 A was issued, an invention of Charles Candee Green, for his “Hop Picking Machine.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: My invention relates to an improvement in machines for picking hops from the vine. The post...

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Citra Hop lbs – $26.99 + Free Shipping with $49 order

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:00
Beer & Wine Hobby‘s Christmas in July sale discounts nearly everything by 10%.  That also bundles with free shipping with a $49 order on many items. This sale brings their 1 lb Citra offering down to $26.99.  That’s a good price for Citra. CITRA HOP PELLETS– $35.09 + Free Shipping with $49 order with promo code SLEIGHRIDE […]
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Reader Tip: Bayou Classic SQ14 Propane Burner…. $37.20!

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:42
Thanks to HBF Reader Stephen for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] SQ14 Single LP Burner Patio Stove by Bayou Classic.  Heavy Duty Steel Frame, 13″ Tall, Large 16″ by 16″ Cooking surface.  Includes UL listed 29″ hose, regulator and valve assembly. 7/12/16 1:30 PM Central: This has dropped to just $37.20.  This is a […]
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Beer Birthday: Pete Brown

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:22
Today is the 48th birthday of Pete Brown, author of Shakespeare’s Pub and Hops and Glory. Pete was also the winner of the UK Beer Writer of the Year in 2010. I had a chance to meet and spend some time with Pete before and at GBBF in 2009. He’s a kindred spirit, especially when...

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Wyeast Summer Sour Private Collection Strains Now Available + Get One for Free!

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:15
Great Fermentations has announced the availability of Wyeast’s Private Collection Summer Sour yeast strains. Included in the mix are… Wyeast 5151 Brett Claussenii, 3191 Berliner Weisse Blend and 3031 Saison-Brett Blend.  Wyeast Private Strains at Great Fermentations Wyeast Private Collection Yeast Strains Great Fermentations is also giving HBF Readers free yeast [Details] with purchases of $45 or […]
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The Beer Institute announces a new “Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative”

BeerPulse - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:10

[Press Release:]

(Washington DC) – The Beer Institute today announced a new initiative to encourage its member companies to display specific consumer information on products, packaging or websites. The Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative is an important new approach by which beer companies will voluntarily include a serving facts statement on their products, as well as disclose ingredients on either the label or secondary packaging via a list of ingredients, a reference to a website with the information or through a QR code.

Participating brewers and importers will voluntarily list calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat and alcohol by volume on their beer products by including a serving facts statement consistent with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau (TTB) ruling 2013-2. In addition, they will provide freshness dating, and disclose ingredients via a list, a reference to a website with the information, or a QR code on the label or secondary packaging. Beer Institute member companies, including industry leaders such as Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, HeinekenUSA, Constellation Brands Beer Division, North American Breweries and Craft Brew Alliance, have agreed to follow these standards. These companies together produce more than 81% of the volume of beer sold in the U.S.

“The Beer Institute, and its member companies, believes this is a step in the right direction to demonstrate a commitment to quality and transparency through these voluntary measures. Beer is the most popular alcohol beverage in the United States, and I look forward to brewers and importers including a serving facts statement along with disclosing all ingredients in their products,” said Jim McGreevy, Beer Institute President and CEO. “Providing meaningful information will ultimately empower the consumer when making decisions regarding the beer beverage of their choice.”

Consumers are increasingly interested in knowing more about the products they purchase. According to a recent survey conducted by the Harris Poll® on behalf of Nielsen, 72% of beer drinkers think it’s important to read nutritional labels when buying food and beverages.

“I applaud the Beer Institute for encouraging its members to include valuable consumer information through a serving facts statement and list of ingredients,” said Tommy Thompson, former Secretary of Health and Human Services. “American consumers are more informed than ever, and they want to know about the food and beverages that they are eating and drinking. The Beer Institute and the companies that have chosen to participate in the Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative are providing real leadership in the alcohol beverage industry by voluntarily providing this information.”

The beer industry is truly diverse, including brewers both large and small. No two brewers, breweries, importers or beers are alike, and these differences were taken into account when designing and rolling out this initiative to member companies. Participating brewers and importers are being encouraged to achieve compliance across their product lines by the end of 2020.

Consumers should begin to see the impact of the Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative immediately across the U.S. market, as many members currently provide some nutritional facts and ingredients information. More information on the Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative can be found at: http://www.beerinstitute.org/policy-issues/voluntary-disclosure.

The Beer Institute is a national trade association for the American brewing industry, representing both large and small brewers, as well as importers and industry suppliers. First founded in 1862 as the U.S. Brewers Association, the Beer Institute is committed today to the development of sound public policy and to the values of civic duty and personal responsibility: www.BeerInstitute.org. Connect with us @BeerInstitute and on Facebook.

SOURCE Beer Institute

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The Beer Institute announces a new “Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative”

BeerNews.org - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:10

[Press Release:]

(Washington DC) – The Beer Institute today announced a new initiative to encourage its member companies to display specific consumer information on products, packaging or websites. The Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative is an important new approach by which beer companies will voluntarily include a serving facts statement on their products, as well as disclose ingredients on either the label or secondary packaging via a list of ingredients, a reference to a website with the information or through a QR code.

Participating brewers and importers will voluntarily list calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat and alcohol by volume on their beer products by including a serving facts statement consistent with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau (TTB) ruling 2013-2. In addition, they will provide freshness dating, and disclose ingredients via a list, a reference to a website with the information, or a QR code on the label or secondary packaging. Beer Institute member companies, including industry leaders such as Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, HeinekenUSA, Constellation Brands Beer Division, North American Breweries and Craft Brew Alliance, have agreed to follow these standards. These companies together produce more than 81% of the volume of beer sold in the U.S.

“The Beer Institute, and its member companies, believes this is a step in the right direction to demonstrate a commitment to quality and transparency through these voluntary measures. Beer is the most popular alcohol beverage in the United States, and I look forward to brewers and importers including a serving facts statement along with disclosing all ingredients in their products,” said Jim McGreevy, Beer Institute President and CEO. “Providing meaningful information will ultimately empower the consumer when making decisions regarding the beer beverage of their choice.”

Consumers are increasingly interested in knowing more about the products they purchase. According to a recent survey conducted by the Harris Poll® on behalf of Nielsen, 72% of beer drinkers think it’s important to read nutritional labels when buying food and beverages.

“I applaud the Beer Institute for encouraging its members to include valuable consumer information through a serving facts statement and list of ingredients,” said Tommy Thompson, former Secretary of Health and Human Services. “American consumers are more informed than ever, and they want to know about the food and beverages that they are eating and drinking. The Beer Institute and the companies that have chosen to participate in the Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative are providing real leadership in the alcohol beverage industry by voluntarily providing this information.”

The beer industry is truly diverse, including brewers both large and small. No two brewers, breweries, importers or beers are alike, and these differences were taken into account when designing and rolling out this initiative to member companies. Participating brewers and importers are being encouraged to achieve compliance across their product lines by the end of 2020.

Consumers should begin to see the impact of the Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative immediately across the U.S. market, as many members currently provide some nutritional facts and ingredients information. More information on the Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative can be found at: http://www.beerinstitute.org/policy-issues/voluntary-disclosure.

The Beer Institute is a national trade association for the American brewing industry, representing both large and small brewers, as well as importers and industry suppliers. First founded in 1862 as the U.S. Brewers Association, the Beer Institute is committed today to the development of sound public policy and to the values of civic duty and personal responsibility: www.BeerInstitute.org. Connect with us @BeerInstitute and on Facebook.

SOURCE Beer Institute

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MoreBeer 14 Gallon Stainless Conical – $699 Shipped, Save $295

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:00
MoreBeer 14 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fabricated in the USA.   Features: 304 Stainless Steel Commercial-quality gasket made from durable, food-grade silicone Low profile stand design 1.5 inch butterfly valve Threadless racking arm with position indicator Professional sanitary sample and transfer valve Cone removes from stand for easy cleaning Domed lid with 3 inch clover […]
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Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution #002 now available

BeerPulse - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:50

Press Release:

(Paso Robles, CA) — The next revolution has arrived, pushing a new experimental hop to the forefront while marking the second release in Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Luponic Distortion revolving hop series.

As with the inaugural Luponic Distortion Revolution 001 released in the spring, Revolution 002 is loaded with an eclectic multitude of hops—but the hops have been remixed to deliver new twists of aroma and flavor. Revolution 002 hits the ground this month while the last of Revolution 001 rides off into the sunset.

Luponic Distortion is not a single beer, but rather an ongoing series of beers that evolves and revolves approximately every 90 days. It is built around experimental hops, designed to showcase the possibilities of pure hop aromas and flavors without any assist from adjuncts. While the base beer always remains the same, each revolution features a different hop blend.

Luponic 002 Lowdown

The lead hop this time is a new cultivar from an experimental plot in the Pacific Northwest. “It has these vivid peachy flavors with tropical notes reminiscent of papaya,” Brynildson said.

Hops from New Zealand and Germany are also in the mix. Of the seven hops in the blend, only two are carryovers from Revolution 001—and three are hops never used by Firestone Walker before.

“This beer truly touches every corner of the hop growing world,” Brynildson said. “The southern hemisphere hops add these bright Sauvignon Blanc-like accents of grapefruit and gooseberry, and there’s this new variety out of Europe that ties everything together with honeydew aromas and an underlying herbal pine quality.”

Yet for all of the hop remixing, there is a core common thread that extends from Revolution 001 through Revolution 002. “If you compare them side by side, it’s not like tasting a totally different beer, but rather an evolution of the same beer,” Brynildson said.

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Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution #002 now available

BeerNews.org - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:50

Press Release:

(Paso Robles, CA) — The next revolution has arrived, pushing a new experimental hop to the forefront while marking the second release in Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Luponic Distortion revolving hop series.

As with the inaugural Luponic Distortion Revolution 001 released in the spring, Revolution 002 is loaded with an eclectic multitude of hops—but the hops have been remixed to deliver new twists of aroma and flavor. Revolution 002 hits the ground this month while the last of Revolution 001 rides off into the sunset.

Luponic Distortion is not a single beer, but rather an ongoing series of beers that evolves and revolves approximately every 90 days. It is built around experimental hops, designed to showcase the possibilities of pure hop aromas and flavors without any assist from adjuncts. While the base beer always remains the same, each revolution features a different hop blend.

Luponic 002 Lowdown

The lead hop this time is a new cultivar from an experimental plot in the Pacific Northwest. “It has these vivid peachy flavors with tropical notes reminiscent of papaya,” Brynildson said.

Hops from New Zealand and Germany are also in the mix. Of the seven hops in the blend, only two are carryovers from Revolution 001—and three are hops never used by Firestone Walker before.

“This beer truly touches every corner of the hop growing world,” Brynildson said. “The southern hemisphere hops add these bright Sauvignon Blanc-like accents of grapefruit and gooseberry, and there’s this new variety out of Europe that ties everything together with honeydew aromas and an underlying herbal pine quality.”

Yet for all of the hop remixing, there is a core common thread that extends from Revolution 001 through Revolution 002. “If you compare them side by side, it’s not like tasting a totally different beer, but rather an evolution of the same beer,” Brynildson said.

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Reader Tip: FoodSaver V2244 – on Lightning Deals + Hands on Review

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:47
Thanks to HBF Reader Richard for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] FoodSaver V2244 sealing pellet hops.  See: Hands on Review Model V2244 Vacuum Sealing System by FoodSaver.  Removable dishwasher safe drip tray, includes accessory port and hose, push button operation.  This is a great vacuum sealer.  Check out my Hands on Review. Why would you want […]
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Jolly Pumpkin Rosie del Barrio, Mikkeller Koppi Coffee IPA & 20+ beers in Rare Beer Club

BeerPulse - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:25

Sponsored Post:

The Rare Beer Club is now featuring the following beers for July:

Mikkeller Brewery Koppi IPA – Coffee IPA – 6.9% ABV
Jolly Pumpkin Brewing Co. Rosie Del Barrio – RBC Exclusive – Wild Oaked Amber Ale – 8.5% ABV

You can view all the available beers for any given month on our special landing page. Read on below to learn more about the monthly Rare Beer Club.

To learn more about the other non-rare beer clubs, hit this link. Also check out the club comparison to get a look at how these monthly beer clubs stack up against the rest.

Take advantage of the coupon codes below which can be applied to all beer clubs.

1) Use a BeerPulse discount

Use one of the promo codes below when you order. You may use these codes on any of the multiple beer clubs offered by The Microbrewed Beer Club of the Month, not just The Rare Beer Club.

BEERPULSE10 – $10 off ANY Beer Club Membership (2-month minimum)
BEERPULSE15 – $15 off ANY prepaid Beer Club Membership of 6 months or longer
BEERPULSE25 – $25 off ANY prepaid 12 month Beer Club Membership

*****

2) Check out this month’s featured beers

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales – Rosie del Barrio
(Rare Beer Club Exclusive)
[Wild Oaked Amber Ale – 8.2% ABV] Brewed especially for Rare Beer Club members, this one-off Jolly Pumpkin creation is only available through the club, save for a few bottles brewer Ron Jeffries may have available at his JP locations. Rosie del Barrio is best described as a more assertive, amped-up version of JP’s La Roja, an amber ale brewed in the Flanders tradition, which offers earthy caramel, spice, and sour fruit notes developed through barrel aging and naturally occurring Brettanomyces yeast and Lactobacillus bacteria. Rosie is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and blended from barrels ranging in age from 2 to 10 months.

Mikkeller – Koppi IPA
[IPA brewed with coffee – 6.9% ABV] Another inventive brew from Danish brewer, Mikkeller, Koppi IPA pours a rich amber color and incorporates African Wachuri AA coffee roasted by Swedish specialty roaster “Koppi”. The coffee notes are subtle to moderate, adding a unique roasted note to complement this IPA’s bright Citra hops and firm bitterness. It’s a unique flavor profile, but it works — in much the same way that the bold roasty notes of many black IPAs amplify and complement aggressive hop additions (although in Koppi IPA the coffee plays a supporting role to the bold IPA which is the core of this brew). Koppi is produced in limited quantities and even less is exported to our shores. Outside the club, only about 60 cases will be available throughout the whole U.S. this year.

To get these beers, please place your order on or before July 15th 11:59PM EDT & make sure to ask for these beers. They will ship a couple weeks after. Note that beers are sometimes/often available for the following month’s shipment as well.

*****

3) Don’t want this month’s featured beers? Substitute in other beers

For your first shipment, you will receive the above two beers unless you specify otherwise. You may call and ask for one of the beers that they still have on the floor and substitute it into your first shipment. Just make sure to do so right after you place your order.

Beginning with the second month, you’ll automatically be enrolled in the Personalized Shipment Program™ which ensures that as a personal member of The Rare Beer Club™ you’ll receive only the beers you want to get. (Also available to gift recipients upon request.) Each month prior to receiving your shipment, you will be sent an email detailing the two upcoming beer selections and given the ability customize what you will receive. You can:

-Add more bottles of either or both of the upcoming featured beers

-Add more of your favorite past selections

-Replace one or both of the featured beers with your favorite past selections

-Choose not to receive one of the featured beers

-Skip the entire shipment altogether

-You’re in complete control of what you receive every month and can rest easy knowing you’ll never get a beer you didn’t want to get. No other beer club offers that kind of flexibility.

*****

4) Beers available to substitute/order in your next shipment:

RB = RateBeer Score

*$4.50 per bottle extra for each Nebraska beer

1) Anchorage Mosaic Saison – RB 99
2) *Nebraska Black Betty Russian Imperial Stout aged in whiskey barrels – RB 99
3) *Nebraska HopAnomaly Belgian IPA aged in French Oak Chardonnay barrels – RB 98
4) *Nebraska Apricot Au Poivre Saison aged in French Oak Chardonnay barrels – RB 98
5) Jester King Das Wunderkind Saison Ale – RB 98
6) Strubbe Keyte Jubileum – RB 98
7) Logsdon Szech n Brett – RB 97
8) Troubadour Westkust – RB 97 – RBC EXCLUSIVE
9) *Nebraska Fathead barley wine aged in whiskey barrels – RB 96
10) Jester King Biere De Miel Ale – RB 96
11) Jester King 2015 Autumnal Dichotomous Ale
12) Jester King Le Petit Prince Ale
13) Jester King Simple Means
14) Jolly Pumpkin Rosie del Barrio – RBC EXCLUSIVE / CURRENT MONTH SELECTION
15) Mikkeller Koppi IPA Citra Wachuri AA – CURRENT MONTH SELECTION
16) River Horse Imperial Chocolate Porter – RBC EXCLUSIVE
17) Novo Brazil Corvo Negro
18) Cambridge Sgt. Pepper
19) Sly Fox 20 Year Anniversary Ale
20) Jopen Koyt
21) Poperings Hommelbier 2015 Fresh Harvest Limited edition

You can learn more about the Jester King beers here.

*****

5) How many bottles can I order?

You can order a no-obligation membership or a prepaid membership. There is no cancellation fee. 100% satisfaction is guaranteed. There are three different membership levels:

Platinum – (6) – 750 ml. bottles each month, three bottles of two different beers. $69.95 plus $19.00 S&H per month.

Gold – (4) – 750 ml. bottles each month, two bottles of two different beers. $52.95 plus $16.00 S&H per month.

Silver – (2) – 750 ml. bottles each month, one bottle of two different beers. $32.95 plus $14.00 S&H per month.

The beer will arrive at your address approximately 2-3 weeks after the 15th-of-the-month deadline passes.

*****

6) Give as a gift

– Choose from 4 unique beer club membership types to meet your budget and suit all palates.

– Send anywhere from 2 to 12 shipments, sending every month, every other month, quarterly or on specific months you choose and your thoughtfulness will be remembered long after the first shipment arrives.

– Use our Design Your Own Club™ program to combine our four beer clubs into a single membership or combine a beer club membership with any of our other 5 monthly clubs.

– Order easily online or toll free in minutes.

– Print out or email a customized gift announcement now or on the date you choose. No gift wrapping or waiting in line ship your gift.

– Best of all, rest easy knowing that we’re going to make you stand out by shipping an assortment of expertly selected, hard-to-find craft beers throughout the duration of your gift.

*****

7) Social Media Updates

 

 

 

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Jolly Pumpkin Rosie del Barrio, Mikkeller Koppi Coffee IPA & 20+ beers in Rare Beer Club

BeerNews.org - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:25

Sponsored Post:

The Rare Beer Club is now featuring the following beers for July:

Mikkeller Brewery Koppi IPA – Coffee IPA – 6.9% ABV
Jolly Pumpkin Brewing Co. Rosie Del Barrio – RBC Exclusive – Wild Oaked Amber Ale – 8.5% ABV

You can view all the available beers for any given month on our special landing page. Read on below to learn more about the monthly Rare Beer Club.

To learn more about the other non-rare beer clubs, hit this link. Also check out the club comparison to get a look at how these monthly beer clubs stack up against the rest.

Take advantage of the coupon codes below which can be applied to all beer clubs.

1) Use a BeerPulse discount

Use one of the promo codes below when you order. You may use these codes on any of the multiple beer clubs offered by The Microbrewed Beer Club of the Month, not just The Rare Beer Club.

BEERPULSE10 – $10 off ANY Beer Club Membership (2-month minimum)
BEERPULSE15 – $15 off ANY prepaid Beer Club Membership of 6 months or longer
BEERPULSE25 – $25 off ANY prepaid 12 month Beer Club Membership

*****

2) Check out this month’s featured beers

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales – Rosie del Barrio
(Rare Beer Club Exclusive)
[Wild Oaked Amber Ale – 8.2% ABV] Brewed especially for Rare Beer Club members, this one-off Jolly Pumpkin creation is only available through the club, save for a few bottles brewer Ron Jeffries may have available at his JP locations. Rosie del Barrio is best described as a more assertive, amped-up version of JP’s La Roja, an amber ale brewed in the Flanders tradition, which offers earthy caramel, spice, and sour fruit notes developed through barrel aging and naturally occurring Brettanomyces yeast and Lactobacillus bacteria. Rosie is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and blended from barrels ranging in age from 2 to 10 months.

Mikkeller – Koppi IPA
[IPA brewed with coffee – 6.9% ABV] Another inventive brew from Danish brewer, Mikkeller, Koppi IPA pours a rich amber color and incorporates African Wachuri AA coffee roasted by Swedish specialty roaster “Koppi”. The coffee notes are subtle to moderate, adding a unique roasted note to complement this IPA’s bright Citra hops and firm bitterness. It’s a unique flavor profile, but it works — in much the same way that the bold roasty notes of many black IPAs amplify and complement aggressive hop additions (although in Koppi IPA the coffee plays a supporting role to the bold IPA which is the core of this brew). Koppi is produced in limited quantities and even less is exported to our shores. Outside the club, only about 60 cases will be available throughout the whole U.S. this year.

To get these beers, please place your order on or before July 15th 11:59PM EDT & make sure to ask for these beers. They will ship a couple weeks after. Note that beers are sometimes/often available for the following month’s shipment as well.

*****

3) Don’t want this month’s featured beers? Substitute in other beers

For your first shipment, you will receive the above two beers unless you specify otherwise. You may call and ask for one of the beers that they still have on the floor and substitute it into your first shipment. Just make sure to do so right after you place your order.

Beginning with the second month, you’ll automatically be enrolled in the Personalized Shipment Program™ which ensures that as a personal member of The Rare Beer Club™ you’ll receive only the beers you want to get. (Also available to gift recipients upon request.) Each month prior to receiving your shipment, you will be sent an email detailing the two upcoming beer selections and given the ability customize what you will receive. You can:

-Add more bottles of either or both of the upcoming featured beers

-Add more of your favorite past selections

-Replace one or both of the featured beers with your favorite past selections

-Choose not to receive one of the featured beers

-Skip the entire shipment altogether

-You’re in complete control of what you receive every month and can rest easy knowing you’ll never get a beer you didn’t want to get. No other beer club offers that kind of flexibility.

*****

4) Beers available to substitute/order in your next shipment:

RB = RateBeer Score

*$4.50 per bottle extra for each Nebraska beer

1) Anchorage Mosaic Saison – RB 99
2) *Nebraska Black Betty Russian Imperial Stout aged in whiskey barrels – RB 99
3) *Nebraska HopAnomaly Belgian IPA aged in French Oak Chardonnay barrels – RB 98
4) *Nebraska Apricot Au Poivre Saison aged in French Oak Chardonnay barrels – RB 98
5) Jester King Das Wunderkind Saison Ale – RB 98
6) Strubbe Keyte Jubileum – RB 98
7) Logsdon Szech n Brett – RB 97
8) Troubadour Westkust – RB 97 – RBC EXCLUSIVE
9) *Nebraska Fathead barley wine aged in whiskey barrels – RB 96
10) Jester King Biere De Miel Ale – RB 96
11) Jester King 2015 Autumnal Dichotomous Ale
12) Jester King Le Petit Prince Ale
13) Jester King Simple Means
14) Jolly Pumpkin Rosie del Barrio – RBC EXCLUSIVE / CURRENT MONTH SELECTION
15) Mikkeller Koppi IPA Citra Wachuri AA – CURRENT MONTH SELECTION
16) River Horse Imperial Chocolate Porter – RBC EXCLUSIVE
17) Novo Brazil Corvo Negro
18) Cambridge Sgt. Pepper
19) Sly Fox 20 Year Anniversary Ale
20) Jopen Koyt
21) Poperings Hommelbier 2015 Fresh Harvest Limited edition

You can learn more about the Jester King beers here.

*****

5) How many bottles can I order?

You can order a no-obligation membership or a prepaid membership. There is no cancellation fee. 100% satisfaction is guaranteed. There are three different membership levels:

Platinum – (6) – 750 ml. bottles each month, three bottles of two different beers. $69.95 plus $19.00 S&H per month.

Gold – (4) – 750 ml. bottles each month, two bottles of two different beers. $52.95 plus $16.00 S&H per month.

Silver – (2) – 750 ml. bottles each month, one bottle of two different beers. $32.95 plus $14.00 S&H per month.

The beer will arrive at your address approximately 2-3 weeks after the 15th-of-the-month deadline passes.

*****

6) Give as a gift

– Choose from 4 unique beer club membership types to meet your budget and suit all palates.

– Send anywhere from 2 to 12 shipments, sending every month, every other month, quarterly or on specific months you choose and your thoughtfulness will be remembered long after the first shipment arrives.

– Use our Design Your Own Club™ program to combine our four beer clubs into a single membership or combine a beer club membership with any of our other 5 monthly clubs.

– Order easily online or toll free in minutes.

– Print out or email a customized gift announcement now or on the date you choose. No gift wrapping or waiting in line ship your gift.

– Best of all, rest easy knowing that we’re going to make you stand out by shipping an assortment of expertly selected, hard-to-find craft beers throughout the duration of your gift.

*****

7) Social Media Updates

 

 

 

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Additional 20% Off Cool Brewing Fermentation Cooler for Prime Day!

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:17
Thanks to HBF Reader Dave for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] 7/12/16 12 PM Central: Amazon Prime Day is going on today 6/12/16.  One of today’s deals is an additional 20% Off Cool Brewing’s Home Brewing Fermentation Cooler.  Note that the additional 20% comes off at checkout..  that’s going on today only.  Check the […]
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Beer Bug Digital WiFi Hydrometer – On Sale for $149.99 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 09:45
MoreBeer has the BeerBug Digital Hydrometer on sale for $149.99.  That’s $100 off of what it sold for when released.  Shipping is also free. The BeerBug is a Wifi Digital Hydrometer.  The BeerBug tracks the gravity of your brew in real time.  No more taking samples and risking contamination.  You can monitor progress via a web browser. […]
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Patent No. 3260395A: Bottle Cap

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 09:40
Today in 1966, US Patent 3260395 A was issued, an invention of Nicholas D. Ellis, assigned to Anheuser Busch, for his “Bottle Cap.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: This invention relates to an improved bottle cap which can be removed from a...

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Heads Up: Lavatools Thermowand Thermometer – coming up on Prime Day Deals

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 09:30
The Thermowand is NSF approved – that means it is certified to meet commercial food safety standards, 4 second stated response time and a +- .9 deg F accuracy.  It is splash resistant, has a integrated magnetic refrigerator attachment and has a lifetime warranty. 7/12/16 11:30 AM Central: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon […]
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Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout returns this week

BeerNews.org - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 09:11

[Press Release:]

(Escondido, CA) – Calling all fangirls / fanboys, gamers, otaku, and simply anyone who truly appreciates rare, great-tasting beer. Beginning July 11, Stone Brewing Co. is releasing the latest regeneration of its geekiest collaboration beer — Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout — in 22-ounce bottles and on draft to retailers, bars and restaurants in select markets nationwide.

This is not a trap! The collaborative trio composed of Stone CEO & self-proclaimed beer geek Greg Koch, Fark.com creator & craft beer-loving Drew Curtis, and web celeb & actor Wil Wheaton (see “Stand by Me” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) developed a recipe that pulls from each of their individual backgrounds and predilections. This year’s release of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is an exact clone of 2013’s—a superhero-level imperial stout brewed with wheat, rye and pecans and partially aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels. The result is a beer bursting with a plethora of aromatics and flavors: cocoa, coffee, licorice, oak, nuts, vanilla and, of course, bourbon. One sip may fool taste buds into believing this beer bestows Jedi mind control powers.

“Each edition of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout has been a little different, whether it’s adding an ingredient, featuring a new collaborator or bringing in a new comic book artist to design the bottle label,” said Koch. “Hardcore beer fans really loved our 2013 Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout recipe, so in honor of those beer geeks, we’re going back to a good thing. This time the bottle art features Wil, Drew and me in some…well…very clever characterizations.”

A famed illustrator celebrated for her characters Vampirella, Power Girl, Silk Spectre and Harley Quinn and comics “Gatecrasher” and “Gargoyles,” Amanda Conner embraced the term “Stone’s bearded leader” for this year’s bottle art design. She transformed the three collaborators into unique renditions of “Star Wars” characters, with Koch playing the woolly role of everyone’s favorite wookiee.

At 13 percent alcohol by volume and with the highest concentration of midi-chlorians seen in a beer, the Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout may be enjoyed fresh, or cellared for several months or years to give way for the deliciously rich flavors to mature and develop more prevalent dark cocoa, coffee and nut notes.

A beer with this amount of geekiness and grandeur deserves to be celebrated with a festival dedicated to the convergence of geek culture and beer culture. Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout will be honored on Wednesday, July 20, at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station. Hop-Con 4.0: The w00tstout Festival is an annual celebration of nth-degree beer geekery, and attendees will enjoy:

A commemorative Hop-Con 4.0 glass for guests to keep
15 three-ounce beer samples per guest
Unlimited plays in the HOP-CADE
Complimentary gourmet food
Lots of geeky good times!
With each admission to Hop-Con, fans may purchase a signed litho of the bottle artwork designed by Conner, with 100% of proceeds going to Hero Initiative, a charity organization that provides financial assistance to comic book creators in need.

Five bars will serve more than 80 beers on tap, including all four vintages and six custom cask variations of 2016’s Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout. Additionally, three collaboration beers were brewed exclusively for Hop-Con 4.0 with Liberty Station Brewing Manager Kris Ketcham and will be tapped that evening for guests to enjoy. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit stonebrewing.com/hopcon.

QUICK FACTS
DREW CURTIS / WIL WHEATON / GREG KOCH STONE FARKING WHEATON W00STOUT

Name: Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00stout
Stats: 13% ABV, 65 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning July 11
Hop Varieties: English Target
National Distribution: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
Find Beer: find.stonebrewing.com

TASTING NOTES
PROVIDED BY FORMER BREWMASTER MITCH STEELE

Appearance: A deep, opaque, brownish-black color with a creamy brown head.
Aroma: Intense cocoa and coffee with nutty coconut. Hints of licorice and loads of fruity fermentation esters. Bourbon, vanilla and oak follow.
Taste: Some cocoa, coffee and fruitiness up front. Midpalate, the bourbon barrel-aged portion of the beer is apparent, so oak, vanilla, nut and bourbon flavors transition to a slight alcohol heat and hoppy bitter finish. As the beer warms, a nuttiness almost reminiscent of almonds starts coming through (but we used pecans!).
Palate: Thick and hearty. At 13 percent ABV, this beer is definitely a sipper. It is smooth and creamy, with a slightly warming and drying finish.
Overall: This beer is a monster. The flavors are a wonderful blend of everything that makes a great imperial stout, loaded with roasty notes and malty complexity. Brewing with rye and nuts always creates challenges for our brewing team, but they rose to the occasion with this one—it’s simply amazing.

SUGGESTED PAIRINGS
PROVIDED BY STONE CRAFT BEER AMBASSADOR “DR.” BILL SYSAK

Appetizers: Oysters on the half shell, mushroom Gruyère tarts, onion focaccia, devils on horseback
Soups: Butternut squash, French onion, Irish stew, New England clam chowder
Entreés: Coffee-rubbed porterhouse steak, blue cheese-stuffed portabella, fennel and leek risotto, lamb osso buco
Cheeses: Maytag Blue, Valley Shepherd Creamery Crema de Blue, Farmstead Gouda, Gorgonzola Dolce
Desserts: Licorice ice cream, brownies, German chocolate cake, coconut macaroons
Cigars: La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel, Illusione MJ12 Maduro, Rocky Patel Fifty Robusto, Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo Maduro

Categories: Beer Blogosphere News

Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout returns this week

BeerPulse - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 09:11

[Press Release:]

(Escondido, CA) – Calling all fangirls / fanboys, gamers, otaku, and simply anyone who truly appreciates rare, great-tasting beer. Beginning July 11, Stone Brewing Co. is releasing the latest regeneration of its geekiest collaboration beer — Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout — in 22-ounce bottles and on draft to retailers, bars and restaurants in select markets nationwide.

This is not a trap! The collaborative trio composed of Stone CEO & self-proclaimed beer geek Greg Koch, Fark.com creator & craft beer-loving Drew Curtis, and web celeb & actor Wil Wheaton (see “Stand by Me” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) developed a recipe that pulls from each of their individual backgrounds and predilections. This year’s release of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is an exact clone of 2013’s—a superhero-level imperial stout brewed with wheat, rye and pecans and partially aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels. The result is a beer bursting with a plethora of aromatics and flavors: cocoa, coffee, licorice, oak, nuts, vanilla and, of course, bourbon. One sip may fool taste buds into believing this beer bestows Jedi mind control powers.

“Each edition of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout has been a little different, whether it’s adding an ingredient, featuring a new collaborator or bringing in a new comic book artist to design the bottle label,” said Koch. “Hardcore beer fans really loved our 2013 Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout recipe, so in honor of those beer geeks, we’re going back to a good thing. This time the bottle art features Wil, Drew and me in some…well…very clever characterizations.”

A famed illustrator celebrated for her characters Vampirella, Power Girl, Silk Spectre and Harley Quinn and comics “Gatecrasher” and “Gargoyles,” Amanda Conner embraced the term “Stone’s bearded leader” for this year’s bottle art design. She transformed the three collaborators into unique renditions of “Star Wars” characters, with Koch playing the woolly role of everyone’s favorite wookiee.

At 13 percent alcohol by volume and with the highest concentration of midi-chlorians seen in a beer, the Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout may be enjoyed fresh, or cellared for several months or years to give way for the deliciously rich flavors to mature and develop more prevalent dark cocoa, coffee and nut notes.

A beer with this amount of geekiness and grandeur deserves to be celebrated with a festival dedicated to the convergence of geek culture and beer culture. Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout will be honored on Wednesday, July 20, at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station. Hop-Con 4.0: The w00tstout Festival is an annual celebration of nth-degree beer geekery, and attendees will enjoy:

A commemorative Hop-Con 4.0 glass for guests to keep
15 three-ounce beer samples per guest
Unlimited plays in the HOP-CADE
Complimentary gourmet food
Lots of geeky good times!
With each admission to Hop-Con, fans may purchase a signed litho of the bottle artwork designed by Conner, with 100% of proceeds going to Hero Initiative, a charity organization that provides financial assistance to comic book creators in need.

Five bars will serve more than 80 beers on tap, including all four vintages and six custom cask variations of 2016’s Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout. Additionally, three collaboration beers were brewed exclusively for Hop-Con 4.0 with Liberty Station Brewing Manager Kris Ketcham and will be tapped that evening for guests to enjoy. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit stonebrewing.com/hopcon.

QUICK FACTS
DREW CURTIS / WIL WHEATON / GREG KOCH STONE FARKING WHEATON W00STOUT

Name: Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00stout
Stats: 13% ABV, 65 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning July 11
Hop Varieties: English Target
National Distribution: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
Find Beer: find.stonebrewing.com

TASTING NOTES
PROVIDED BY FORMER BREWMASTER MITCH STEELE

Appearance: A deep, opaque, brownish-black color with a creamy brown head.
Aroma: Intense cocoa and coffee with nutty coconut. Hints of licorice and loads of fruity fermentation esters. Bourbon, vanilla and oak follow.
Taste: Some cocoa, coffee and fruitiness up front. Midpalate, the bourbon barrel-aged portion of the beer is apparent, so oak, vanilla, nut and bourbon flavors transition to a slight alcohol heat and hoppy bitter finish. As the beer warms, a nuttiness almost reminiscent of almonds starts coming through (but we used pecans!).
Palate: Thick and hearty. At 13 percent ABV, this beer is definitely a sipper. It is smooth and creamy, with a slightly warming and drying finish.
Overall: This beer is a monster. The flavors are a wonderful blend of everything that makes a great imperial stout, loaded with roasty notes and malty complexity. Brewing with rye and nuts always creates challenges for our brewing team, but they rose to the occasion with this one—it’s simply amazing.

SUGGESTED PAIRINGS
PROVIDED BY STONE CRAFT BEER AMBASSADOR “DR.” BILL SYSAK

Appetizers: Oysters on the half shell, mushroom Gruyère tarts, onion focaccia, devils on horseback
Soups: Butternut squash, French onion, Irish stew, New England clam chowder
Entreés: Coffee-rubbed porterhouse steak, blue cheese-stuffed portabella, fennel and leek risotto, lamb osso buco
Cheeses: Maytag Blue, Valley Shepherd Creamery Crema de Blue, Farmstead Gouda, Gorgonzola Dolce
Desserts: Licorice ice cream, brownies, German chocolate cake, coconut macaroons
Cigars: La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel, Illusione MJ12 Maduro, Rocky Patel Fifty Robusto, Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo Maduro

Categories: Beer Blogosphere News

Cru Specialty Limited Wine Kits – Pre-Order Ends Soon

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 09:00
Adventures in Homebrewing’s [See: Sale Items] Cru Specialty Limited Pre-Order is drawing to a close.  Vanilla Fig, Raspberry Mocha, Coffee Dessert, Toasted Caramel and Black Forest Cru Specialty Recipe Kits are available.  The RJ Spagnols limited edition wine kits are $92.99 and AIH ships them for free to the lower 48 states. Cru Specialty Limited […]
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