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Reader Tip: Stainless Top, 11 lb Capacity Digital Scale – $8.88 with Instant Coupon

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 21:00
Thanks to HBF Reader Mujtaba for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Etekcity Digitial Scale.  11 lb/5 kg capacity.  Graduation: 0.01oz/1g.  Stainless Steel top.  Uses 2 AAA batteries (included).  Tare, Backlit display and low battery indicator. Use to weigh hops, grain, other brewing ingredients and more. 7/20/16 11 PM Central: This highly rated scale is selling […]
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Historic Beer Birthday: Louis Hudepohl

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 20:52
Today is the birthday of Louis Hudepohl (July 20, 1842-April 27, 1902). Originally born as Ludwig Hudepohl II, he and partner George H. Kotte bought the Buckeye Brewery of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1885, calling it the Kotte & Hudepohl Brewery, though it was later known as the Hudepohl Brewing...

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Patent No. 7757908B1: Portable Container And Dispenser For Kegged Beer

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 20:03
Today in 2010, US Patent 7757908 B1 was issued, an invention of Thomas R. Buhl, Jr., for his “Portable Container and Dispenser For Kegged Beer.” Here’s the Abstract: A combination beer container and dispenser includes an outer container having a top section provided with an opening...

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Reader Tip: Digital Thermometer… $5.99 with Instant Coupon

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 19:49
Thanks to HBF Reader Russell for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Tasbel Digital Thermometer.  Range: -58°F to 572°F (-50 to 300 degrees Celsius).  On/off button.  Auto power off (after 10 minutes).  Displays in C or F.  LCD display. 7/20/16 9:45 PM Central: This highly rated thermometer is selling for just $7.99.  Apply coupon code F8QB2R5B and […]
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10 Sets of Keg O-Rings – Pin and Ball Lock Kegs – $10.75

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 18:00
10 sets of keg o-ring replacements.  Universal – fits both ball lock and pin lock kegs. You get: : (10) Lid Closure O-Rings (20) Ball Lock Tank Plug O-Rings (20) Pin Lock Tank Plug O-Rings (20) Universal Dip Tube O-Rings + One “homebrewed with pride” aluminized keg label. Use to help refurbish 10 ball lock or […]
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Ends Soon: Inkbird Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller – $33.99 with Instant Coupon

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 17:00
Itc-308 Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller by Inkbird Dual stage means that the Itc-308 can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature. Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures.  I […]
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4 x 1 lb Hop Grab Bags are Back!

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 14:34
Nikobrew 4 x 1 lb Hop Grab Bags are back.  At $40 for 4 lbs, this figures to just $10 per lb.   Availability on Hop Grab Bags is limited. Nikobrew offers $5 Flat Rate Shipping on any domestic order.  International shipping is also available.  1 lb ships for the same rate as 20 lbs.  Stock […]
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Beer Birthday: George Reisch

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 14:01
Today is the 59th birthday of George Reisch, who recently retired as the brewmaster of Anheuser-Busch. George had worked for A-B since 1979, but his family roots in brewing run far deeper. His great-great-great-grandfather Franz Sales Reisch founded the Reisch Brewing Co. in 1849, in the city of...

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Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.’s Beer Patents

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 13:03
So I’m not sure what to make of these. For nearly two years, I’ve been searching through Google’s patent search and blogging beer-related patents as I find them. And there are a lot of them: some historic, some by people I know (or knew), some surprising and some truly weird ones....

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Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller’s merger cleared by U.S. Department of Justice

BeerNews.org - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:36

[Press Release:] Transaction on Track to Close in Second Half of 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV/SA (“AB InBev”) (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) (MEXBOL: ABI) (JSE: ANB) announced today that it has entered into a consent decree with the United States Department of Justice (see https://www.justice.gov/atr/antitrust-case-filings-alpha), which clears the way for U.S. approval of its recommended combination with SABMiller plc (“SABMiller”). The company reaffirmed its expectation to close the global transaction in the second half of 2016.

“With today’s agreement, we have taken a significant step forward on the transaction, which will create the world’s first truly global brewer,” said Carlos Brito, CEO of AB InBev. “Our combination with SABMiller will bring more choice to more beer drinkers—and extend the global reach of our iconic American brands, such as Budweiser—in markets outside of the U.S.”

As part of the consent decree and consistent with AB InBev’s approach to proactively address potential regulatory concerns, the company agreed to divest SABMiller’s U.S. interest in MillerCoors to Molson Coors. This divestiture, which was previously announced between AB InBev and Molson Coors, is conditioned on the successful closing of the combination of AB InBev with SABMiller.

The terms of the consent decree formalize prior commitments the company’s U.S. entity Anheuser-Busch (“AB”) has made including:

– AB will not acquire a distributor if doing so would result in more than 10% of its annual volume being distributed through wholly-owned distributorships in the U.S.

– AB will not terminate any wholesalers as a result of the combination with SABMiller.

In addition, certain aspects of the company’s U.S. sales programs and policies will be reviewed and modified to conform to the consent decree.

Carlos Brito added: “We will continue to invest heavily in the U.S., including our efforts to build our entire portfolio of brands, support and incentivize our wholesalers, and compete effectively in a dynamic and fast-changing market. While we will make some adjustments to certain aspects of our U.S. sales programs and policies, our fundamental approach and commitment to this market will not change. We will continue to compete and win in the U.S. marketplace going forward.”

AB InBev has now obtained approval in 21 jurisdictions. Clearance decisions, with or without conditions, have now been obtained: in North America (US and Canada); Asia-Pacific (Australia, India, and South Korea); in Africa (Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa); in Europe (the EU, Albania, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine); and in Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay). Approval in Ecuador is subject to certain conditions.

In the remaining jurisdictions where regulatory clearance is still pending, AB InBev will continue to engage proactively with the relevant authorities to address their concerns in order to obtain the necessary clearances as quickly as possible.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller’s merger cleared by U.S. Department of Justice

BeerPulse - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:36

[Press Release:] Transaction on Track to Close in Second Half of 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV/SA (“AB InBev”) (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) (MEXBOL: ABI) (JSE: ANB) announced today that it has entered into a consent decree with the United States Department of Justice (see https://www.justice.gov/atr/antitrust-case-filings-alpha), which clears the way for U.S. approval of its recommended combination with SABMiller plc (“SABMiller”). The company reaffirmed its expectation to close the global transaction in the second half of 2016.

“With today’s agreement, we have taken a significant step forward on the transaction, which will create the world’s first truly global brewer,” said Carlos Brito, CEO of AB InBev. “Our combination with SABMiller will bring more choice to more beer drinkers—and extend the global reach of our iconic American brands, such as Budweiser—in markets outside of the U.S.”

As part of the consent decree and consistent with AB InBev’s approach to proactively address potential regulatory concerns, the company agreed to divest SABMiller’s U.S. interest in MillerCoors to Molson Coors. This divestiture, which was previously announced between AB InBev and Molson Coors, is conditioned on the successful closing of the combination of AB InBev with SABMiller.

The terms of the consent decree formalize prior commitments the company’s U.S. entity Anheuser-Busch (“AB”) has made including:

– AB will not acquire a distributor if doing so would result in more than 10% of its annual volume being distributed through wholly-owned distributorships in the U.S.

– AB will not terminate any wholesalers as a result of the combination with SABMiller.

In addition, certain aspects of the company’s U.S. sales programs and policies will be reviewed and modified to conform to the consent decree.

Carlos Brito added: “We will continue to invest heavily in the U.S., including our efforts to build our entire portfolio of brands, support and incentivize our wholesalers, and compete effectively in a dynamic and fast-changing market. While we will make some adjustments to certain aspects of our U.S. sales programs and policies, our fundamental approach and commitment to this market will not change. We will continue to compete and win in the U.S. marketplace going forward.”

AB InBev has now obtained approval in 21 jurisdictions. Clearance decisions, with or without conditions, have now been obtained: in North America (US and Canada); Asia-Pacific (Australia, India, and South Korea); in Africa (Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa); in Europe (the EU, Albania, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine); and in Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay). Approval in Ecuador is subject to certain conditions.

In the remaining jurisdictions where regulatory clearance is still pending, AB InBev will continue to engage proactively with the relevant authorities to address their concerns in order to obtain the necessary clearances as quickly as possible.

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New Selection: 12 Extract Kits that Ship for Free – from $23.99 Shipped!

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:30
Adventures in Homebrewing has 12 recipe kits that are on sale with free shipping.  That selection has just changed.  Prices start at just $23.99 and include free shipping to the lower 48.  Also check out AIH’s Sale Items Page.  That selection changes often and, as of this posting, includes 84 items. Check it out – Free […]
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Legal Remedy Brewing Co. now featured in Beer of the Month T-Shirt Club for July

BeerPulse - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:25

[Sponsored Post:]

Final orders are due at 11:00 pm on Thursday, July 21st. Shirts will be mailed Saturday, July 30th.

Are you looking for a fun gift for that special beer lover in your life?  Beer T-Shirt Club is a great option for birthdays, anniversaries, it even makes a thoughtful wedding party gift for bridesmaids and groomsmen. Each month, members receive a high-quality, uniquely designed T-shirt promoting a different craft brewery. Offering one-month, six-month, or twelve-month memberships, the Beer T-Shirt of the Month Club is the only way beer enthusiasts can enjoy these fun T-shirts.

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So this one time a lawyer, a landscape architect, two bankers and a computer guy decided to brew some beer.  It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but this is in fact how Beer T-Shirt Club’s July partner, Legal Remedy Brewing, started with home brewing back in 2009.  After entering a ton of home brew competitions they decided to “go legal” and turn their beer club into a reality.  In 2015 they found a vacant car dealership in Rock Hill, SC and converted it into a craft brewery and brewpub.  The building has 11,000 square feet of space that allows for a 17-barrel brewing system that can produce over 10,000 barrels of beer per year.  This is the most American of stories – people with a common goal trying to turn a dream into a reality.

 

Legal Remedy Brewing’s amazing brewing space sets them up to brew a lot of different types of beer.  Their year-round line up, that they refer to as The Usual Suspects, include Alibi Pale Ale, Motion to Strike Milk Stout, Pro Bono Porter, Sequestered Saison, and even a non-alcoholic root beer called Recess Break.  Legal Remedy is currently tapping 13 seasonal beers.  You can find Alternate Apple Watermelon Wheat, Jury Panel Jalapeño Pineapple Ale, and Stipulation Strawberry Vanilla IPA.  No matter what seasonal or year-round beer you choose, it is sure to be cold, refreshing, and help get you through the summer heat.  Check out their full and current tap list here: http://legalremedybrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/beer-list.pdf.  And we cannot forget to mention their food menu here: http://legalremedybrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/food-menu.pdf.

 

Seven years later, this group of original home brewers have a beautiful taproom and patio. Now they are crafting delicious beers that they enjoy drinking and sharing with those in their community.  They will be celebrating their anniversary on Saturday, August 27th, so be sure to mark your calendars for that fun event!

To learn more about Legal Remedy events:

http://legalremedybrewing.com/events/

 

Legal Remedy Brewing
http://legalremedybrewing.com/
https://www.facebook.com/legalremedybrew/
https://twitter.com/LegalRemedyBrew
https://www.instagram.com/legalremedybrew/

https://www.instagram.com/legalremedybrew/

 

HOW THE BEER T-Shirt Club™ WORKS:
The BEER T-Shirt Club™ invites you to be a part of an elite crew of beer fans with style. Each month you can expect a great shirt from us featuring the most interesting and far flung breweries, micro-breweries, and bars.

 

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?
Every Month one new RARE, top quality, 6.1 oz, all cotton, professionally screen-printed T-shirt with a new design from some out of the way Micro Brewery.

 

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Club Membership is only $19.95 per month.  That’s it! Shipping and Handling INCLUDED!! Add a few bucks for the guys who really like their beer! ($2.50 for XXL and $3.50 for XXXL)

 

HOW WILL MY SHIRTS BE SHIPPED?
Your shirt will be delivered to you via Priority Mail. (International Memberships are welcomed and are shipped Air Mail. Rates may vary.)

 

HOW DO I GET A FREE T-SHIRT?
Sign up for a 6 month or 12-month membership, and we will give you one month free.

 

Social Media Updates:

 

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Legal Remedy Brewing Co. now featured in Beer of the Month T-Shirt Club for July

BeerNews.org - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:25

[Sponsored Post:]

Are you looking for a fun gift for that special beer lover in your life?  Beer T-Shirt Club is a great option for birthdays, anniversaries, it even makes a thoughtful wedding party gift for bridesmaids and groomsmen. Each month, members receive a high-quality, uniquely designed T-shirt promoting a different craft brewery. Offering one-month, six-month, or twelve-month memberships, the Beer T-Shirt of the Month Club is the only way beer enthusiasts can enjoy these fun T-shirts.

Visit us on Facebook
Visit us on Twitter
Sign up for Beer T-Shirt Club

So this one time a lawyer, a landscape architect, two bankers and a computer guy decided to brew some beer.  It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but this is in fact how Beer T-Shirt Club’s July partner, Legal Remedy Brewing, started with home brewing back in 2009.  After entering a ton of home brew competitions they decided to “go legal” and turn their beer club into a reality.  In 2015 they found a vacant car dealership in Rock Hill, SC and converted it into a craft brewery and brewpub.  The building has 11,000 square feet of space that allows for a 17-barrel brewing system that can produce over 10,000 barrels of beer per year.  This is the most American of stories – people with a common goal trying to turn a dream into a reality.

 

Legal Remedy Brewing’s amazing brewing space sets them up to brew a lot of different types of beer.  Their year-round line up, that they refer to as The Usual Suspects, include Alibi Pale Ale, Motion to Strike Milk Stout, Pro Bono Porter, Sequestered Saison, and even a non-alcoholic root beer called Recess Break.  Legal Remedy is currently tapping 13 seasonal beers.  You can find Alternate Apple Watermelon Wheat, Jury Panel Jalapeño Pineapple Ale, and Stipulation Strawberry Vanilla IPA.  No matter what seasonal or year-round beer you choose, it is sure to be cold, refreshing, and help get you through the summer heat.  Check out their full and current tap list here: http://legalremedybrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/beer-list.pdf.  And we cannot forget to mention their food menu here: http://legalremedybrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/food-menu.pdf.

 

Seven years later, this group of original home brewers have a beautiful taproom and patio. Now they are crafting delicious beers that they enjoy drinking and sharing with those in their community.  They will be celebrating their anniversary on Saturday, August 27th, so be sure to mark your calendars for that fun event!

To learn more about Legal Remedy events:

http://legalremedybrewing.com/events/

 

Legal Remedy Brewing
http://legalremedybrewing.com/
https://www.facebook.com/legalremedybrew/
https://twitter.com/LegalRemedyBrew
https://www.instagram.com/legalremedybrew/

https://www.instagram.com/legalremedybrew/

 

HOW THE BEER T-Shirt Club™ WORKS:
The BEER T-Shirt Club™ invites you to be a part of an elite crew of beer fans with style. Each month you can expect a great shirt from us featuring the most interesting and far flung breweries, micro-breweries, and bars.

 

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?
Every Month one new RARE, top quality, 6.1 oz, all cotton, professionally screen-printed T-shirt with a new design from some out of the way Micro Brewery.

 

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Club Membership is only $19.95 per month.  That’s it! Shipping and Handling INCLUDED!! Add a few bucks for the guys who really like their beer! ($2.50 for XXL and $3.50 for XXXL)

 

HOW WILL MY SHIRTS BE SHIPPED?
Your shirt will be delivered to you via Priority Mail. (International Memberships are welcomed and are shipped Air Mail. Rates may vary.)

 

HOW DO I GET A FREE T-SHIRT?
Sign up for a 6 month or 12-month membership, and we will give you one month free.

 

Social Media Updates:

 

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6 Spiegelau Pilsner Glasses – $12 Shipped via eBay

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:58
Set of 6 Spiegelau Vino Grande Pilsner Beer Glasses.  12.5 ounces each. From the description: “The tapered design allows for a better head to form and it has thin rim for less distraction from taste and texture, even your most discerning connoisseur will be pleased. These are dishwasher safe and durable for everyday use.” As […]
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MillerCoors’ craft division, Tenth and Blake, to purchase majority interest in Terrapin Beer Co.

BeerNews.org - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:40

[Press Release:]

(Athens, GA) – Tenth and Blake Beer Company, the craft and import division of MillerCoors, announced today an agreement to acquire a majority interest in Athens, Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Company. Tenth and Blake had previously purchased a minority interest in Terrapin in early 2012.

“Bringing Tenth and Blake on years ago allowed us to get to know each other better and realize the incredible potential of becoming a majority-owned partner with Tenth and Blake and MillerCoors,” said Brian “Spike” Buckowski, Terrapin Beer Company co-founder and vice president of brewing development. “With Tenth and Blake’s dedication to helping us grow and their passion for creating high-quality craft beers, we knew it would be the perfect partnership. We look forward to continuing to create innovative beers to share with beer lovers nationwide.”

Terrapin founders Buckowski and John Cochran set out in 2002 to craft beers unlike any that were available in the Southeast at the time, choosing Athens as home base because of its distinctive culture and shared appreciation for music. The 84,000-square-foot brewery and 100-barrel brew house creates year-round and seasonal beers including Hopsecutioner, HI-5, RecreationAle, and Rye Pale Ale.

Terrapin Beer Company will operate as a business unit of Tenth and Blake. Terrapin’s management and team will continue to create, brew, package, ship and sell Terrapin’s acclaimed portfolio of brands.

“The team at Terrapin is so passionate and committed to brewing such terrific beers that we are thrilled to welcome them deeper into the Tenth and Blake family,” said Scott Whitley, president and CEO of Tenth and Blake. “As owners, our job is to work collaboratively with their team to support their continued success with their innovative, award-winning beers that complement our portfolio perfectly.”

Terrapin Beer Company joins other leading crafts in the Tenth and Blake portfolio, including Blue Moon Brewing Company, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and Saint Archer Brewing Company. For more information on Terrapin Beer Company and its portfolio of brands, visit TerrapinBeer.com.

The transaction is expected to complete in August 2016. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. First Beverage Group acted as financial advisor to Terrapin, and Spencer Fane LLP provided legal counsel. King & Spalding LLP provided legal counsel to MillerCoors.

About Terrapin Beer Company:
Terrapin Beer Co. began as a day dream between founders John Cochran and Spike Buckowski, who brewed and released their first beer, Rye Pale Ale, in 2002. Six months after its release, the beer made it to Denver for GABF, where John and Spike took home a Gold Medal for Rye Pale Ale in the American Pale Ale Category. Inspired by the creative culture of Athens, Terrapin began and continues to add to its beer lineup, with unique beers like Hopsecutioner, HI-5, W-n-B and many others. Today, Rye Pale Ale is accompanied by six other year-round beers, four seasonal sessions, and at least a dozen special projects, side projects and collaborations. The company and its 120+ employees continue to live by the Terrapin Mission Statement: “to create unique experiences through the passionate brewing of the finest quality craft beers”. Whether you’re joining us for a brewery tour at our tasting room, drinking a Hopsecutioner at your favorite watering hole, sipping some Hi-5 on your back porch, or enjoying a RecreationAle after a long day on the trail, we hope you appreciate the dedication we’ve put in for 14 years and counting.

About Tenth and Blake Beer Company:
Tenth and Blake is the craft and import division of MillerCoors. The Tenth and Blake family includes Blue Moon Brewing Co. at the SandLot and River North in Denver; Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. in Chippewa Falls, Wis.; 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee; AC Golden in Golden, Colo.; Birra Peroni in Rome; Plzeňský Prazdroj (Pilsner Urquell) in Pilsen, Czech Republic; and Saint Archer Brewing Company in San Diego, CA. You can find out more at www.Facebook.com/TenthAndBlake.

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MillerCoors’ craft division, Tenth and Blake, to purchase majority interest in Terrapin Beer Co.

BeerPulse - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:40

[Press Release:]

(Athens, GA) – Tenth and Blake Beer Company, the craft and import division of MillerCoors, announced today an agreement to acquire a majority interest in Athens, Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Company. Tenth and Blake had previously purchased a minority interest in Terrapin in early 2012.

“Bringing Tenth and Blake on years ago allowed us to get to know each other better and realize the incredible potential of becoming a majority-owned partner with Tenth and Blake and MillerCoors,” said Brian “Spike” Buckowski, Terrapin Beer Company co-founder and vice president of brewing development. “With Tenth and Blake’s dedication to helping us grow and their passion for creating high-quality craft beers, we knew it would be the perfect partnership. We look forward to continuing to create innovative beers to share with beer lovers nationwide.”

Terrapin founders Buckowski and John Cochran set out in 2002 to craft beers unlike any that were available in the Southeast at the time, choosing Athens as home base because of its distinctive culture and shared appreciation for music. The 84,000-square-foot brewery and 100-barrel brew house creates year-round and seasonal beers including Hopsecutioner, HI-5, RecreationAle, and Rye Pale Ale.

Terrapin Beer Company will operate as a business unit of Tenth and Blake. Terrapin’s management and team will continue to create, brew, package, ship and sell Terrapin’s acclaimed portfolio of brands.

“The team at Terrapin is so passionate and committed to brewing such terrific beers that we are thrilled to welcome them deeper into the Tenth and Blake family,” said Scott Whitley, president and CEO of Tenth and Blake. “As owners, our job is to work collaboratively with their team to support their continued success with their innovative, award-winning beers that complement our portfolio perfectly.”

Terrapin Beer Company joins other leading crafts in the Tenth and Blake portfolio, including Blue Moon Brewing Company, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and Saint Archer Brewing Company. For more information on Terrapin Beer Company and its portfolio of brands, visit TerrapinBeer.com.

The transaction is expected to complete in August 2016. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. First Beverage Group acted as financial advisor to Terrapin, and Spencer Fane LLP provided legal counsel. King & Spalding LLP provided legal counsel to MillerCoors.

About Terrapin Beer Company:
Terrapin Beer Co. began as a day dream between founders John Cochran and Spike Buckowski, who brewed and released their first beer, Rye Pale Ale, in 2002. Six months after its release, the beer made it to Denver for GABF, where John and Spike took home a Gold Medal for Rye Pale Ale in the American Pale Ale Category. Inspired by the creative culture of Athens, Terrapin began and continues to add to its beer lineup, with unique beers like Hopsecutioner, HI-5, W-n-B and many others. Today, Rye Pale Ale is accompanied by six other year-round beers, four seasonal sessions, and at least a dozen special projects, side projects and collaborations. The company and its 120+ employees continue to live by the Terrapin Mission Statement: “to create unique experiences through the passionate brewing of the finest quality craft beers”. Whether you’re joining us for a brewery tour at our tasting room, drinking a Hopsecutioner at your favorite watering hole, sipping some Hi-5 on your back porch, or enjoying a RecreationAle after a long day on the trail, we hope you appreciate the dedication we’ve put in for 14 years and counting.

About Tenth and Blake Beer Company:
Tenth and Blake is the craft and import division of MillerCoors. The Tenth and Blake family includes Blue Moon Brewing Co. at the SandLot and River North in Denver; Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. in Chippewa Falls, Wis.; 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee; AC Golden in Golden, Colo.; Birra Peroni in Rome; Plzeňský Prazdroj (Pilsner Urquell) in Pilsen, Czech Republic; and Saint Archer Brewing Company in San Diego, CA. You can find out more at www.Facebook.com/TenthAndBlake.

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Beer Birthday: Arne Johnson

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:27
Today is my friend Arne Johnson’s 51st birthday. Arne is the head brewer at Marin Brewing in Larkspur, California. Arne makes some great beers and is a terrific person to boot. Join me in wishing Arne a very happy birthday. Arne and me earlier today at a birthday party for a mutual friend at...

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Patent No. 3195779A: Beverage Dispenser

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:22
Today in 1965, US Patent 3195779 A was issued, an invention of William J. Ruff, for his “Beverage Dispenser.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes these claims: This invention relates to a beverage dispenser which is particularly useful for dispensing beer and...

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Ommegang Valar Dohaeris named next beer in Game of Throne series with HBO

BeerNews.org - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 10:40

[Press Release:]

(Cooperstown, NY) – After an exciting season that saw the Starks reclaim the North and Cersei take the Iron Throne as the first queen of Westeros, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing are introducing a new beer and bringing back a previous brew to steady the nerves of fans as they anxiously endure the show’s off-season break. Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale is the latest beer in the series and pays homage to Arya’s season-long struggles within and around the House of Black and White. This beer will be available in 750ml single bottles, on draft and also paired alongside its previously released sister-brew Valar Morghulis in a collectible gift pack which features a commemorative glass as well. Suggested retail price is $9.99 for the individual bottles and $22.99 for the gift pack. The official nationwide release to retailers is October 10.

Fans of Game of Thrones know that “Valar Morghulis” means “All Men Must Die” in High Valyrian and is traditionally answered with the phrase “Valar Dohaeris,” which means “All Men Must Serve.” Label art for both bottles features the two-headed coin, given to Arya Stark by Jaqen H’ghar, which gained her passage to Braavos at the end of Season 5. Arya spent most of Season 6 in Braavos training to become a faceless assassin, making the naming of the latest beer and the decision to re-release Valar Morghulis a no-brainer.

“When we got a sense of the season’s key plot points, we knew right away Valar Dohaeris was the new beer name and that bringing back Valar Morghulis was a must,” says Bill Wetmore, General Manager and Marketing Director for Brewery Ommegang. “And I think HBO’s fantastic idea to have the gift pack mimic the House of Black and White is really going to be a hit with fans. It looks killer and I think fans are going to scoop them up pretty quickly for gifts or for their own collections.”

“Of the classic Belgian styles, the dubbel and the tripel are two of our favorites to brew, and both are styles we’re particularly well known for,” says Ommegang Brewmaster Phil Leinhart. “I love the idea of releasing them together side-by-side. It is such a great way to experience them. They are also pretty hearty and should age nicely over time, so fans can stock up to last them through the winter and to fill the void until next season.”

Originally released in 2014, Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale is a name and style selected by fans in a December 2013 social media poll. One of the fastest-selling beers in the series, fans enjoyed this classic Belgian-style because it is fairly complex and full of intrigue – much like the show itself. Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale is, much like a “faceless man,” not what it first appears to be; it shares the complexity of its sister-brew and a strength masked and belied by its lighter color.
Valar Morghulis is 8% ABV, brewed with pilsner and specialty malts and hopped with Apollo and Hallertau Spalt Select hops. The hue is deep amber-brown and aromas include caramel, toffee, ripe fruit, banana and slightly burnt sugar. The taste is well-balanced with rich malty sweetness, caramel and sugar, and just a touch of bitterness to balance. The finish is surprisingly dry and light on the tongue, a surprising counter to its aroma and initial taste.

Valar Dohaeris is 9% ABV, brewed with pils, wheat and oats, flaked barley, and hopped with noble hops. It pours a beautiful copper-tinted hue with a full, fluffy white head. Sweet grain and honey are prevalent in the aroma. The flavor opens with a bright sweetness thanks to the Belgian candi sugar used in brewing. The finish is moderately dry and effervescent with just a hint of Belgian yeast character.

About Brewery Ommegang

Brewery Ommegang opened in 1997 to brew imaginative craft beers across a variety of styles, with particular emphasis and respect for Belgian brewing traditions. Ommegang brews nine ales year-round, as well as an extensive and innovative range of seasonal and specialty ales. The beers have won a national following by connoisseurs of fine beer and are distributed in 46 states and internationally. Ommegang is located on a 136-acre farmstead in Cooperstown, New York and offers free daily tours and inexpensive tastings as well as a 100-seat café, a well-stocked brewery store, and an annual calendar of public events including a summer concert series and a legendary beer festival, Belgium Comes to Cooperstown. Ommegang is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. For more information, contact info@ommegang.com, call 1-800-544-1809, or visit www.ommegang.com. Ommegang is a member of the Duvel family of fine beers. Follow Ommegang on Twitter: @BreweryOmmegang, Facebook.com/Ommegang, and Instagram: @BreweryOmmegang

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