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Save on MoreBeer’s Ultimate Sparge Arm!

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:00
from MoreBeer: “MoreBeer!’s Patent Pending sparge arm design is the perfect addition to almost any all grain setup! This sparge arm assembly is made completely of stainless steel and silicone, and has two adjustment points. One of these will help to hold the sparge arm against your kettle, while the other allows you to move […]
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2 Inch (OD64) Tri-clamp 120V 1500W Foldback Heating Element – $35.99 + Free Shipping

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:00
Dernord 2 Inch (OD64) Tri-clamp 120V 1500W Foldback Heating Element Electric Water Heater with Low Watt Density From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability: SUS304 Tri-clamp Foldback heating element provides 1500w 120v of power Tri-clamp connection: 2″ Tri Clamp; Ferrule Size: 64mm Pipe OD Nylon Cable Gland Joint Adjustable […]
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Knee Deep Brewing responds to Sony lawsuit over popular “Breaking Bud” beer

BeerPulse - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:42

Auburn, CA – The Hollywood Reporter shared on Tuesday that Sony Pictures is suing Knee Deep Brewing over its Breaking Bad-inspired “Breaking Bud” beer. Breaking Bud has been a sales boon at craft beer shops since its introduction a few years ago, leading the brewery to package it in cans as well as bottles.

As Knee Deep CEO, Jerry Moore, notes in a social media post on Wednesday, however, Sony previously acknowledged the beer and appreciated the nod to the popular show. Read on below…

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From our CEO, regarding our friends at Sony:

I was surprised by the unexpected lawsuit filed against us by Sony yesterday, especially after they originally contacted us many years ago touting their appreciation of our Breaking Bud beer that made gentle fun of their show. Shortly after Breaking Bud was introduced, in early 2015, I actually received an email from a Sony representative that said, “It seems the Knee Deep team are big fans of Breaking Bad and we really appreciate the call out to our very popular show.”

Soon thereafter I spoke with the Sony representative and we discussed the potential benefits of a formal partnership between Knee Deep and Sony but we ultimately decided not to pursue such a partnership because, among other things, our label has always been meant as a joke and not something seriously connected to the show. At no point, during those discussions, did Sony ever threaten to sue Knee Deep over the name of the beer. I’ve always been under the impression that Sony had no issue with our Breaking Bud beer since, after all, the Sony rep is the one who told me he “appreciate(ed) the call out to our very popular show” which is hardly what one would expect from someone who thinks they can sue you for the “call out” if you don’t pay them a licensing fee, which is what I gather they now want from us.

Breaking Bud is one of our more successful beers, and I think our customers appreciate that the quirky label is a joke. No one has ever thought the joke meant we were endorsed by Breaking Bad. We are a small brewery and I don’t appreciate the distraction, not to mention the expense of having to deal with something that should have been addressed 3 years ago if Sony really had an issue with it.

At the end of the day, the quality of the beer is what has made Breaking Bud popular and we should all be able to take a joke.

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Coincidentally, Knee Deep has released a beer on draft called RU-Deep-2 and a label approval from the TTB this week shows that the company has bigger plans for that beer. The label reveals that Star Wars character, R2-D2, is the inspiration behind the name though The Walt Disney Company has a registered trademark on R2-D2. R2-D2 peeks out at the bottom of the label and the label copy references the Star Wars universe.

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Knee Deep Brewing responds to Sony lawsuit over popular “Breaking Bud” beer

BeerNews.org - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:42

Auburn, CA – The Hollywood Reporter shared on Tuesday that Sony Pictures is suing Knee Deep Brewing over its Breaking Bad-inspired “Breaking Bud” beer. Breaking Bud has been a sales boon at craft beer shops since its introduction a few years ago, leading the brewery to package it in cans as well as bottles.

As Knee Deep CEO, Jerry Moore, notes in a social media post on Wednesday, however, Sony previously acknowledged the beer and appreciated the nod to the popular show. Read on below…

***

From our CEO, regarding our friends at Sony:

I was surprised by the unexpected lawsuit filed against us by Sony yesterday, especially after they originally contacted us many years ago touting their appreciation of our Breaking Bud beer that made gentle fun of their show. Shortly after Breaking Bud was introduced, in early 2015, I actually received an email from a Sony representative that said, “It seems the Knee Deep team are big fans of Breaking Bad and we really appreciate the call out to our very popular show.”

Soon thereafter I spoke with the Sony representative and we discussed the potential benefits of a formal partnership between Knee Deep and Sony but we ultimately decided not to pursue such a partnership because, among other things, our label has always been meant as a joke and not something seriously connected to the show. At no point, during those discussions, did Sony ever threaten to sue Knee Deep over the name of the beer. I’ve always been under the impression that Sony had no issue with our Breaking Bud beer since, after all, the Sony rep is the one who told me he “appreciate(ed) the call out to our very popular show” which is hardly what one would expect from someone who thinks they can sue you for the “call out” if you don’t pay them a licensing fee, which is what I gather they now want from us.

Breaking Bud is one of our more successful beers, and I think our customers appreciate that the quirky label is a joke. No one has ever thought the joke meant we were endorsed by Breaking Bad. We are a small brewery and I don’t appreciate the distraction, not to mention the expense of having to deal with something that should have been addressed 3 years ago if Sony really had an issue with it.

At the end of the day, the quality of the beer is what has made Breaking Bud popular and we should all be able to take a joke.

***

Coincidentally, Knee Deep has released a beer on draft called RU-Deep-2 and a label approval from the TTB this week shows that the company has bigger plans for that beer. The label reveals that Star Wars character, R2-D2, is the inspiration behind the name though The Walt Disney Company has a registered trademark on R2-D2. R2-D2 peeks out at the bottom of the label and the label copy references the Star Wars universe.

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Camo Blue Neoprene Growler Tote from Built NY – $12.65

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:30
Insulated Neoprene Growler Tote by Built NY.  Made from stretchy neoprene (wet suit material) which helps protect and insulated 64 oz growler.bottles during travel.  Insulates and protects two 750ml to 1 liter size bottles.  Soft grip handle.  Stores flat when not in use and machine washable. 4/18/18 4:30 PM Central: This has recently (within the last […]
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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus production down 75% due to poor European grape season

BeerPulse - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:28

(Brussels, BELGIUM) – The latest from Cantillon’s Facebook page

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As you know, 2017 was not a great year for grape crops, and this was true for many different régions throughout Europe.

Because of this, we’ve only been able to produce 25% of the typical annual production of the Saint-Lamvinus, and so we have very few bottles to sell to the general public.

In order to avoid the overload as in past seasons we’re going to put certain suggestions we received (from you!) into practice to fight the buying and reselling of bottles by “Lambic mules”.

We’ll be putting a trio of bottles up for sale (for purchase online), made up for a Saint-Lamvinus, a Vigneronne and a 50°N, for the price of 50,00€.

But here’s the catch – THE BOTTLES WILL NOT BE SHIPPED!

This trio must be picked up from the brewery by the purchase within 3 months.
Proof of purchase will be required.

Unless otherwise decided, there will be no pick-up possible on Saturdays, as we have a lot of heavy tourist traffic on the weekend.
We are also closed Wednesday, Sunday and all public holidays.

1500 sets will be available for purchase.

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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus production down 75% due to poor European grape season

BeerNews.org - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:28

(Brussels, BELGIUM) – The latest from Cantillon’s Facebook page

***

As you know, 2017 was not a great year for grape crops, and this was true for many different régions throughout Europe.

Because of this, we’ve only been able to produce 25% of the typical annual production of the Saint-Lamvinus, and so we have very few bottles to sell to the general public.

In order to avoid the overload as in past seasons we’re going to put certain suggestions we received (from you!) into practice to fight the buying and reselling of bottles by “Lambic mules”.

We’ll be putting a trio of bottles up for sale (for purchase online), made up for a Saint-Lamvinus, a Vigneronne and a 50°N, for the price of 50,00€.

But here’s the catch – THE BOTTLES WILL NOT BE SHIPPED!

This trio must be picked up from the brewery by the purchase within 3 months.
Proof of purchase will be required.

Unless otherwise decided, there will be no pick-up possible on Saturdays, as we have a lot of heavy tourist traffic on the weekend.
We are also closed Wednesday, Sunday and all public holidays.

1500 sets will be available for purchase.

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Bear Republic Fastback Racer and Red Rocket Ale return as seasonals

BeerPulse - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:08

Cloverdale, CA – Available this month, Bear Republic’s spring seasonal offerings, Fastback Racer and Red Rocket Ale, are returning to shelves now through June 2018.

Fastback Racer will be available on tap at Bear Republic’s brewpub locations in Healdsburg and Rohnert Park beginning Friday, April 13th.

Red Rocket Ale continues to be on tap daily.

Beer Stats:

Fastback Racer

ABV: 10.4% – IBUs: 100 – Color: Golden – Double IPA

Untappd: 4 stars – Beer Advocate: 4.13 out of 5

Silver medal winner at the 2017 Nor Cal Brew Competition in the Strong American Ale category.

Tasting Notes:

Featured Hops: Super Galena, Centennial, Ekuanot, Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Simcoe

Malts: 2-row, rye, Munich, and caramel

Yeast: BRBC Ale Yeast

Overall: Massive hop additions of Citra and Ekuanot are revved to the limit on a chassis of Rye, Munich, and light caramel malts. Intensely bitter, extremely hop forward, and amazingly drinkable, this is a Double IPA with full throttle hoppiness…

Available in 22 oz. bottles, six-packs, and draft.

For more information about the beer, visit www.bearrepublic.com/beer/fastback-racer.

Beer Stats:

Red Rocket Ale

ABV: 6.8% – IBUs: 67 – Color: Deep Copper Red – American Amber Ale

Untappd: 3.5 stars – Beer Advocate: 4.05 out of 5

Silver medal winner at the 1998 and 1999 Great American Beer Festival® in the Other Strong Ales or Lagers category.

Thirteen-time winner at the California State Fair.

Tasting Notes:

Featured Hops: Cascade, Centennial, and Columbus

Malts: Pale, English, American, and Belgian caramel

Yeast: BRBC Ale Yeast

Overall: Red Rocket is the brew that started it all. As a homebrewer, this was the Brewmaster’s original quest for brewing excellence with no boundaries. This is a beer with many stories to tell, and all you’ve gotta do is have a taste! The complex malt bill mixes distinctive pale, caramel, and roasted malts with aromatic Cascade and Centennial hops. This full bodied and hoppy brew finishes on the palate with sweet, caramel malt flavors.

Available in 22 oz. bottles, six-packs, and draft.

For more information about the beer, visit www.bearrepublic.com/beer/red-rocket-ale.

Founded over twenty-two years ago by the Norgrove family, Bear Republic Brewing Company is one of the largest independent craft breweries in Northern California. With a constantly growing portfolio of craft beers, Bear Republic maintains a sense of loyalty and tradition from eras gone by.

To find these beers near you, please visit www.bearrepublic.com/bear-tracker.

#BEARREPUBLIC #FASTBACKRACER #REDROCKETALE #DOUBLEIPA #AMERICANAMBERALE #CRAFTBEER #SONOMACOUNTYALES #HONESTALES #INDEPENDENTFAMILYBREWERS
Founded in 1995, we are a family-owned brewery located in the heart of Sonoma County, California. Founded by third and fourth generation Sonoma County residents, we pride ourselves on heritage. Our love for quality craft beers grew us into the family-owned and team oriented business we are today. Our brewpubs are located in Healdsburg and Rohnert Park, California. The brewpubs hope to create an atmosphere that locals can call their own and makes visitors feel at home.

Sonoma County Ales®
Independent Family Brewers

For more information on Bear Republic Brewing Company®, please visit BearRepublic.com or our social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and The Bear Blog.

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Bear Republic Fastback Racer and Red Rocket Ale return as seasonals

BeerNews.org - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:08

Cloverdale, CA – Available this month, Bear Republic’s spring seasonal offerings, Fastback Racer and Red Rocket Ale, are returning to shelves now through June 2018.

Fastback Racer will be available on tap at Bear Republic’s brewpub locations in Healdsburg and Rohnert Park beginning Friday, April 13th.

Red Rocket Ale continues to be on tap daily.

Beer Stats:

Fastback Racer

ABV: 10.4% – IBUs: 100 – Color: Golden – Double IPA

Untappd: 4 stars – Beer Advocate: 4.13 out of 5

Silver medal winner at the 2017 Nor Cal Brew Competition in the Strong American Ale category.

Tasting Notes:

Featured Hops: Super Galena, Centennial, Ekuanot, Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Simcoe

Malts: 2-row, rye, Munich, and caramel

Yeast: BRBC Ale Yeast

Overall: Massive hop additions of Citra and Ekuanot are revved to the limit on a chassis of Rye, Munich, and light caramel malts. Intensely bitter, extremely hop forward, and amazingly drinkable, this is a Double IPA with full throttle hoppiness…

Available in 22 oz. bottles, six-packs, and draft.

For more information about the beer, visit www.bearrepublic.com/beer/fastback-racer.

Beer Stats:

Red Rocket Ale

ABV: 6.8% – IBUs: 67 – Color: Deep Copper Red – American Amber Ale

Untappd: 3.5 stars – Beer Advocate: 4.05 out of 5

Silver medal winner at the 1998 and 1999 Great American Beer Festival® in the Other Strong Ales or Lagers category.

Thirteen-time winner at the California State Fair.

Tasting Notes:

Featured Hops: Cascade, Centennial, and Columbus

Malts: Pale, English, American, and Belgian caramel

Yeast: BRBC Ale Yeast

Overall: Red Rocket is the brew that started it all. As a homebrewer, this was the Brewmaster’s original quest for brewing excellence with no boundaries. This is a beer with many stories to tell, and all you’ve gotta do is have a taste! The complex malt bill mixes distinctive pale, caramel, and roasted malts with aromatic Cascade and Centennial hops. This full bodied and hoppy brew finishes on the palate with sweet, caramel malt flavors.

Available in 22 oz. bottles, six-packs, and draft.

For more information about the beer, visit www.bearrepublic.com/beer/red-rocket-ale.

Founded over twenty-two years ago by the Norgrove family, Bear Republic Brewing Company is one of the largest independent craft breweries in Northern California. With a constantly growing portfolio of craft beers, Bear Republic maintains a sense of loyalty and tradition from eras gone by.

To find these beers near you, please visit www.bearrepublic.com/bear-tracker.

#BEARREPUBLIC #FASTBACKRACER #REDROCKETALE #DOUBLEIPA #AMERICANAMBERALE #CRAFTBEER #SONOMACOUNTYALES #HONESTALES #INDEPENDENTFAMILYBREWERS
Founded in 1995, we are a family-owned brewery located in the heart of Sonoma County, California. Founded by third and fourth generation Sonoma County residents, we pride ourselves on heritage. Our love for quality craft beers grew us into the family-owned and team oriented business we are today. Our brewpubs are located in Healdsburg and Rohnert Park, California. The brewpubs hope to create an atmosphere that locals can call their own and makes visitors feel at home.

Sonoma County Ales®
Independent Family Brewers

For more information on Bear Republic Brewing Company®, please visit BearRepublic.com or our social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and The Bear Blog.

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Beer Birthday: Neil Miller

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:02
Today is the birthday of New Zealand beer writer Neil Miller. He writes regularly for Beer and Brewer magazine, the beer blog at Real Beer NZ and the Malthouse Blog. Though born in Scotland — Broxburn — he now calls Wellington his home. I met Neil when he was vising the states with Luke Nicholas...

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YCH HOPS announces resignation of Chief Financial Officer Scott Eschbach

BeerPulse - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:06

(Yakima, WA) – YCH HOPS (Yakima Chief – Hopunion) has announced that Chief Financial Officer Scott Eschbach has resigned from his position with the company for personal reasons. Eschbach will remain in his position at YCH HOPS until a successor is determined and onboarded.

“Scott has been a wonderful member of the YCH team since he joined the company in 2015,” says YCH HOPS CEO Mike Goettl. “On a personal note, he has been a great partner and mentor to me as I’ve been learning the ropes of the hop industry and YCH. Scott’s high level of integrity, his work ethic, and his basic decency and generosity will be tough to replace. We wish him well and thank him for his many contributions to YCH.”

About Yakima Chief – Hopunion

Yakima Chief – Hopunion is a 100% grower-owned, global hop supplier focused on providing premium quality hops and uncompromising service. The team is driven by a profound appreciation for the earth’s natural resources and a heartfelt respect for the communities and customers they serve. This creates a culture of continuous improvement centered on sustainably produced, innovative hop products for beer. From fresh Green Hops®, to whole-leaf hops, Cryo Hops®, hop pellets and Resinate® CO2 hop extract derived products, Yakima Chief – Hopunion is uniquely positioned, and passionate about connecting the world’s finest brewers with family-run hop farms through YCH HOPS.

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YCH HOPS announces resignation of Chief Financial Officer Scott Eschbach

BeerNews.org - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:06

(Yakima, WA) – YCH HOPS (Yakima Chief – Hopunion) has announced that Chief Financial Officer Scott Eschbach has resigned from his position with the company for personal reasons. Eschbach will remain in his position at YCH HOPS until a successor is determined and onboarded.

“Scott has been a wonderful member of the YCH team since he joined the company in 2015,” says YCH HOPS CEO Mike Goettl. “On a personal note, he has been a great partner and mentor to me as I’ve been learning the ropes of the hop industry and YCH. Scott’s high level of integrity, his work ethic, and his basic decency and generosity will be tough to replace. We wish him well and thank him for his many contributions to YCH.”

About Yakima Chief – Hopunion

Yakima Chief – Hopunion is a 100% grower-owned, global hop supplier focused on providing premium quality hops and uncompromising service. The team is driven by a profound appreciation for the earth’s natural resources and a heartfelt respect for the communities and customers they serve. This creates a culture of continuous improvement centered on sustainably produced, innovative hop products for beer. From fresh Green Hops®, to whole-leaf hops, Cryo Hops®, hop pellets and Resinate® CO2 hop extract derived products, Yakima Chief – Hopunion is uniquely positioned, and passionate about connecting the world’s finest brewers with family-run hop farms through YCH HOPS.

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22 Quart Mirro Pressure Cooker – Can Starter Wort & Make Sterile Water – $61.99 + Free Shipping

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:00
Mirro Pressure 92122A Pressure Cooker and Canner From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability: The pressure canner is constructed from rustproof heavy-gauge aluminum; 16 pint-size jars or 26 half pint-size jars when double-stacked or 7 quart-size jars Maintains steady pressure with 3 cooking-pressure options–5, 10, and 15 PSI Reusable […]
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Midnight Pig Taproom opens in Evanston, Illinois, on Thursday, April 19

BeerPulse - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:45

New Suburban Beer Experience, Developed By the Creators of Tommy Nevin’s, Introduces New Beer Lounge to Community

(Evanston, IL) — Sonas Hospitality Co. is proud to announce the newest addition to their growing portfolio, Midnight Pig Tap Room, 1557 Sherman Ave., which will open its doors in Evanston, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Created for both the passionate beer lover and novice, Midnight Pig Tap Room’s unique concept allows guests to experience their self-serve beer tap room in which a central wall houses more than 30 beer taps. The highlight of the beer selection is their new Midnight Pig craft beer line that is brewed in Plainfield, Ill. The new, 2,200 square foot tap room will seat 125 people and be the perfect spot for intimate gatherings. Casual and inviting, with a wall of taps and no bartender, guests will use a card loaded with their desired dollar amount, which they scan by the taps to self-pour beer by ounce.

The Midnight Pig Tap Room will also feature a limited menu created by Executive Chef Marcus Mooney. The casual, pig-inspired menu features pork-based starters, soups, salads, entrees, sandwiches and sweets, including charcuterie boards with local and imported meats and cheeses, warm pretzels, hand-breaded Wisconsin cheese curds, pork confit poutine, porchetta baguette sandwich, buttermilk fried chicken & chorizo, pastrami reuben, bacon beer filet tips, warmed spiced donuts, chocolate brownie pig out and more.

In a nod to the prohibition era, the name “Midnight Pig,” inspired by speak easies, bootleggers and moonshiners, credits the “pig,” which was a vessel used to carry alcohol surreptitiously during this time. Honoring its namesake, Midnight Pig Tap Room captures the essence of the prohibition-era with a first-come, first-serve policy, old fashioned-style table seating, a lounge seating area, and beer served in old fashioned ball jars with handles. At any time 12 to 15 Midnight Pig brand beers will be available with other local favorites, all available in two oz. to 16 oz. pours.

“We are thrilled to introduce a brand new concept to the Evanston community,” said Edward Carrella, chief executive officer, Sonas Hospitality. “As the creators of the cherished Evanston hotspot Tommy Nevin’s, we wanted to bring something new and special to patrons who have supported us throughout the years. Midnight Pig Tap Room will give guests a space to enjoy the newest local offerings and serve as a unique yet comfortable place to gather and socialize.”

The signature Midnight Pig beer, brewed at Nevin’s Brewing Company in Plainfield, is served at all Sonas Hospitality restaurants and sold across Chicagoland. Their local, craft beers including Apocalyptinator, Hook & Hatchet, Shamefaced, Snitches Get Stitches, Tumultuous and Pinched, are brewed year round with special seasonal releases.

Midnight Pig Tap Room’s beer taps are supported by new technology from PourMyBeer, a Chicago based technology company specializing in self-serve dispense technology. Their proprietary system, allowing customers to pour their own beverages, requires guests to check-in with staff every two drinks.

Managed by Sonas Hospitality Co., Midnight Pig Tap Room will be open Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information about Midnight Pig Tap Room, please visit www.midnightpigtaproom.co or follow Midnight Pig Tap Room on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Sonas Hospitality

Created by Arcadian Partners, Sonas Hospitality Co. is the overarching management and operations company of several restaurant brands, including Midnight Pig Tap Room, Nevin’s Brewing, Pete Miller’s Steakhouse, The Kerry Piper and Muldoon’s Irish Pub. For more information, visit www.sonashospitality.com.

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Midnight Pig Taproom opens in Evanston, Illinois, on Thursday, April 19

BeerNews.org - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:45

New Suburban Beer Experience, Developed By the Creators of Tommy Nevin’s, Introduces New Beer Lounge to Community

(Evanston, IL) — Sonas Hospitality Co. is proud to announce the newest addition to their growing portfolio, Midnight Pig Tap Room, 1557 Sherman Ave., which will open its doors in Evanston, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Created for both the passionate beer lover and novice, Midnight Pig Tap Room’s unique concept allows guests to experience their self-serve beer tap room in which a central wall houses more than 30 beer taps. The highlight of the beer selection is their new Midnight Pig craft beer line that is brewed in Plainfield, Ill. The new, 2,200 square foot tap room will seat 125 people and be the perfect spot for intimate gatherings. Casual and inviting, with a wall of taps and no bartender, guests will use a card loaded with their desired dollar amount, which they scan by the taps to self-pour beer by ounce.

The Midnight Pig Tap Room will also feature a limited menu created by Executive Chef Marcus Mooney. The casual, pig-inspired menu features pork-based starters, soups, salads, entrees, sandwiches and sweets, including charcuterie boards with local and imported meats and cheeses, warm pretzels, hand-breaded Wisconsin cheese curds, pork confit poutine, porchetta baguette sandwich, buttermilk fried chicken & chorizo, pastrami reuben, bacon beer filet tips, warmed spiced donuts, chocolate brownie pig out and more.

In a nod to the prohibition era, the name “Midnight Pig,” inspired by speak easies, bootleggers and moonshiners, credits the “pig,” which was a vessel used to carry alcohol surreptitiously during this time. Honoring its namesake, Midnight Pig Tap Room captures the essence of the prohibition-era with a first-come, first-serve policy, old fashioned-style table seating, a lounge seating area, and beer served in old fashioned ball jars with handles. At any time 12 to 15 Midnight Pig brand beers will be available with other local favorites, all available in two oz. to 16 oz. pours.

“We are thrilled to introduce a brand new concept to the Evanston community,” said Edward Carrella, chief executive officer, Sonas Hospitality. “As the creators of the cherished Evanston hotspot Tommy Nevin’s, we wanted to bring something new and special to patrons who have supported us throughout the years. Midnight Pig Tap Room will give guests a space to enjoy the newest local offerings and serve as a unique yet comfortable place to gather and socialize.”

The signature Midnight Pig beer, brewed at Nevin’s Brewing Company in Plainfield, is served at all Sonas Hospitality restaurants and sold across Chicagoland. Their local, craft beers including Apocalyptinator, Hook & Hatchet, Shamefaced, Snitches Get Stitches, Tumultuous and Pinched, are brewed year round with special seasonal releases.

Midnight Pig Tap Room’s beer taps are supported by new technology from PourMyBeer, a Chicago based technology company specializing in self-serve dispense technology. Their proprietary system, allowing customers to pour their own beverages, requires guests to check-in with staff every two drinks.

Managed by Sonas Hospitality Co., Midnight Pig Tap Room will be open Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information about Midnight Pig Tap Room, please visit www.midnightpigtaproom.co or follow Midnight Pig Tap Room on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Sonas Hospitality

Created by Arcadian Partners, Sonas Hospitality Co. is the overarching management and operations company of several restaurant brands, including Midnight Pig Tap Room, Nevin’s Brewing, Pete Miller’s Steakhouse, The Kerry Piper and Muldoon’s Irish Pub. For more information, visit www.sonashospitality.com.

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20% Off Two or More Beer Kits at Great Fermentations – Zombie Dust, Pliny, Gumballhead, Dreamsicle Cream Ale & More

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:26
Great Fermentations is discounting their entire lineup of recipe kits, extract and all grain, by 20%.  Choices include Brain Eater (Three Floyds Zombie Dust Clone), Amarillo Face (Gumballhead), Pliny, Hearts Squared (Two Hearted Ale), Chocoholic Porter and lots more.  This works with their great flat rate shipping.  That ships your entire order of qualifying items to […]
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Bear Republic Racer 500 released in Indiana ahead of upcoming Indianapolis 500 race

BeerPulse - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:21

(Sonoma County, CA) — In partnership with Craftroads Beverage, Bear Republic Brewing Company has released Racer 500 within the state of Indiana. Racer 500 was inspired by and was brewed to celebrate “the greatest spectacle in racing”, the Indianapolis 500.

Bear Republic and Craftroads Beverage, both family-owned companies, worked together to produce an IPA that both Indiana race enthusiasts and craft beer drinkers are sure to love.

This beer takes the victory lap on a chassis of Amarillo, Citra, and Galaxy for a tropical citrus hop boost with a dry malt finish.

Bear Republic Brewmaster & COO, Richard G. Norgrove, states, “The longtime love of racing and great craft beer between our two companies has made this a great partnership. Bear Republic and the Norgrove family are thrilled to be teaming up with Craftroads Beverage, Chad Lewton, and the Schembre family on the release of this product.”

At Craftroads Beverage, craft means more than just the level of quality. It means a dedication to hard work, great people, great service, and is locally focused. Founded on more than 60 years of industry experience, Bear Republic shares their passion for exceptional, quality craft beer.

Chad Lewton of Craft Roads Beverage states, “We’re beyond thrilled to be teaming up with the Bear Republic family to create such an amazing product. Racing is in our blood, so being able to combine our mutual love of great beer and the Indianapolis 500 is incredibly exciting.”

Norgrove adds, “As a race car driver and racing enthusiast, racing has always been a big theme and inspiration within our beer lineup. Racer 500 is the perfect addition and we can’t wait for everyone to try it.”

Available in six-packs and draft while supplies last. Racer 500 will also be available on tap for a limited time at Bear Republic’s brewpub locations in Healdsburg and Rohnert Park, California beginning Friday, April 20.

Beer Stats:

Racer 500

ABV: 6.0% – IBUs: 60 – Color: Golden – American IPA

Tasting Notes:

Featured Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy

Malts: Two-Row, White Wheat

Yeast: BRBC Ale Yeast

For more information about the beer, visit www.bearrepublic.com/beer/racer-500.

Founded over twenty-two years ago by the Norgrove family, Bear Republic Brewing Company is one of the largest independent craft breweries in Northern California. With a constantly growing portfolio of craft beers, Bear Republic maintains a sense of loyalty and tradition from eras gone by.

To find this beer at an Indiana location near you, please visit www.bearrepublic.com/bear-tracker.

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Bear Republic Racer 500 released in Indiana ahead of upcoming Indianapolis 500 race

BeerNews.org - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:21

(Sonoma County, CA) — In partnership with Craftroads Beverage, Bear Republic Brewing Company has released Racer 500 within the state of Indiana. Racer 500 was inspired by and was brewed to celebrate “the greatest spectacle in racing”, the Indianapolis 500.

Bear Republic and Craftroads Beverage, both family-owned companies, worked together to produce an IPA that both Indiana race enthusiasts and craft beer drinkers are sure to love.

This beer takes the victory lap on a chassis of Amarillo, Citra, and Galaxy for a tropical citrus hop boost with a dry malt finish.

Bear Republic Brewmaster & COO, Richard G. Norgrove, states, “The longtime love of racing and great craft beer between our two companies has made this a great partnership. Bear Republic and the Norgrove family are thrilled to be teaming up with Craftroads Beverage, Chad Lewton, and the Schembre family on the release of this product.”

At Craftroads Beverage, craft means more than just the level of quality. It means a dedication to hard work, great people, great service, and is locally focused. Founded on more than 60 years of industry experience, Bear Republic shares their passion for exceptional, quality craft beer.

Chad Lewton of Craft Roads Beverage states, “We’re beyond thrilled to be teaming up with the Bear Republic family to create such an amazing product. Racing is in our blood, so being able to combine our mutual love of great beer and the Indianapolis 500 is incredibly exciting.”

Norgrove adds, “As a race car driver and racing enthusiast, racing has always been a big theme and inspiration within our beer lineup. Racer 500 is the perfect addition and we can’t wait for everyone to try it.”

Available in six-packs and draft while supplies last. Racer 500 will also be available on tap for a limited time at Bear Republic’s brewpub locations in Healdsburg and Rohnert Park, California beginning Friday, April 20.

Beer Stats:

Racer 500

ABV: 6.0% – IBUs: 60 – Color: Golden – American IPA

Tasting Notes:

Featured Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy

Malts: Two-Row, White Wheat

Yeast: BRBC Ale Yeast

For more information about the beer, visit www.bearrepublic.com/beer/racer-500.

Founded over twenty-two years ago by the Norgrove family, Bear Republic Brewing Company is one of the largest independent craft breweries in Northern California. With a constantly growing portfolio of craft beers, Bear Republic maintains a sense of loyalty and tradition from eras gone by.

To find this beer at an Indiana location near you, please visit www.bearrepublic.com/bear-tracker.

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National Homebrew Day set for May 5; American Homebrewers Association celebrates 40th anniversary

BeerPulse - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:57

–Thousands to Participate in Worldwide, Simultaneous Toast as American Homebrewers Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary–

WHAT: In honor of National Homebrew Day (which falls every year on May 7), the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) celebrates AHA Big Brew on the first Saturday in May. Throughout the day on May 5, hundreds of bars, breweries, shops and homebrew clubs nationwide will host their local communities to brew on-site for a national, same-day homebrewing session. This year’s official Big Brew recipes—Rocky Raccoon’s Honey Lager and Dusty Mud Irish-style Stout—were handpicked by the legendary Charlie Papazian. Heralded as the “godfather of homebrewing,” Papazian is the founder of the AHA, which this year is celebrating its 40th anniversary. At noon CDT, all homebrewers and beer lovers are encouraged to raise their glass in a worldwide, simultaneous toast.

WHEN: All day long! Saturday, May 5

The simultaneous toast occurs at 12:00 p.m. CDT

WHERE: Everywhere! From homebrewers’ homes and backyards, to the shops that provide the ingredients and supplies, to local breweries and craft beer bars worldwide. View an interactive map of AHA Big Brew event locations across the country. Register your local AHA Big Brew event and join the conversation on Twitter with #BigBrew18.

WHO: Everyone! As long as they’re 21 and over, of course.

WHY: There over 1.1 million homebrewers in the United States, 40 percent of which started homebrewing only within the last four years. AHA Big Brew is a toast to the nation’s homebrewers and their shared love and appreciation for homebrewed beer, mead and cider. In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day, and so the AHA created AHA Big Brew, held each year on the first Saturday in May, to celebrate National Homebrew Day across the U.S. and globe.

About the American Homebrewers Association:

The American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 46,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) organizes events including Homebrew Con and the National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy® magazine and offers the Brew Guru mobile app. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association, whose Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers and anyone interested in making their own homemade beer are invited to learn more at HomebrewersAssociation.org. Follow the AHA on Twitter, and join us on Facebook and Instagram.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.

Categories: Beer Blogosphere News

National Homebrew Day set for May 5; American Homebrewers Association celebrates 40th anniversary

BeerNews.org - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:57

–Thousands to Participate in Worldwide, Simultaneous Toast as American Homebrewers Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary–

WHAT: In honor of National Homebrew Day (which falls every year on May 7), the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) celebrates AHA Big Brew on the first Saturday in May. Throughout the day on May 5, hundreds of bars, breweries, shops and homebrew clubs nationwide will host their local communities to brew on-site for a national, same-day homebrewing session. This year’s official Big Brew recipes—Rocky Raccoon’s Honey Lager and Dusty Mud Irish-style Stout—were handpicked by the legendary Charlie Papazian. Heralded as the “godfather of homebrewing,” Papazian is the founder of the AHA, which this year is celebrating its 40th anniversary. At noon CDT, all homebrewers and beer lovers are encouraged to raise their glass in a worldwide, simultaneous toast.

WHEN: All day long! Saturday, May 5

The simultaneous toast occurs at 12:00 p.m. CDT

WHERE: Everywhere! From homebrewers’ homes and backyards, to the shops that provide the ingredients and supplies, to local breweries and craft beer bars worldwide. View an interactive map of AHA Big Brew event locations across the country. Register your local AHA Big Brew event and join the conversation on Twitter with #BigBrew18.

WHO: Everyone! As long as they’re 21 and over, of course.

WHY: There over 1.1 million homebrewers in the United States, 40 percent of which started homebrewing only within the last four years. AHA Big Brew is a toast to the nation’s homebrewers and their shared love and appreciation for homebrewed beer, mead and cider. In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day, and so the AHA created AHA Big Brew, held each year on the first Saturday in May, to celebrate National Homebrew Day across the U.S. and globe.

About the American Homebrewers Association:

The American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 46,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) organizes events including Homebrew Con and the National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy® magazine and offers the Brew Guru mobile app. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association, whose Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers and anyone interested in making their own homemade beer are invited to learn more at HomebrewersAssociation.org. Follow the AHA on Twitter, and join us on Facebook and Instagram.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.

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