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Beer of the Moment: Great Divide Hop Disciples

Beer of the Moment: Great Divide Hop Disciples

So, here’s a challenge: How does a brewery satisfy its customers’ desires for something new, without necessarily requiring them to commit to a completely unknown experience? If you’ve been digging Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s Luponic Distortion series, featuring a new hop variety each go-round, you may already have a pretty solid answer. Or maybe you’ve tried the first rendition of Stone Brewing’s Hop Revolver IPA—featuring the newish Loral hops—which dropped nationwide in late January in the brewery’s All IPA Mixed 12 Pack. Or Night Shift Brewing’s rotating-multi-hop Morph series, currently on Batch #43 and featuring Citra, Ella, Simcoe and Topaz. Or Burial Beer Co.’s Ceremonial Session IPA, now highlighting Vic Secret hops from Australia. The general formula? A familiar framework plus something new.

Great Divide recently released the brewery’s first iteration of Hop Disciples, a rotating-hops seasonal that will switch up its core hop on an annual basis. This year’s highlights the Idaho 7 variety, which garnered a good bit of attention since being formally released in 2015. Hop Disciples pours deep golden with a […]

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Societe Brewing Announces Fifth Anniversary Celebration

Societe Brewing Announces Fifth Anniversary Celebration

(Press Release)

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

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

FIVE-YEAR FEAST | June 24, 5-10 p.m. Societe’s tasting room will house a beer-paired feast commencing with a one-hour beer-and-charcuterie reception, followed by a five-course, seated dinner featuring more 5-Chef Societe dishes paired with rare ales as well as beer and truffles for guests […]

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Angel City Citrus Wheat Ale now in six-packs

Angel City Citrus Wheat Ale now in six-packs

[Press Release:]

(Los Angeles, CA) – Whether you’re a guest, a native or a transplant, Los Angeles welcomes all with warm sunshine, clear skies, and a bustling art scene. Art of all types is celebrated, from graffiti to murals to open air studios, and LA is bustling with creatives living everywhere from Venice to the East Side. Inspired by these great artists and their neighbors within the Arts District, Angel City Brewery is excited to release new packaging featuring LA murals from artists they love. And with that, Angel City is also launching Citrus Wheat Ale, a new year-round beer offering that will be available statewide starting February 2017.

Citrus Wheat Ale is a golden, hazy colored wheat ale made from mandarin, tangerine, and lime for a sweet, tart tang highlighted by the bright aroma of lime zest and tropical fruit. It’s an easy sipping beer with an ABV of 5.0% and a low IBU of 22. Originally brewed as a Public House-only beer, it will join the brewery’s lineup of flagship offerings and will […]

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Exile Brewing Co. continues growth, doubles brewery capacity with expansion

Exile Brewing Co. continues growth, doubles brewery capacity with expansion

[Press Release:]

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines’ Exile Brewing Company nears completion on 3,800 sq ft. expansion. Ground was broke in September 2016 and is on track to complete March 2017. The expansion will add nine 120 barrel fermentation tanks and one 120 barrel brite tank, as well as a canning line, increased storage, and an updated beer garden. After project completion, the 2015 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal winning brewery will have increased their capacity to 35,000 bbls.

“We have been steadily growing the last four years and the way we looked at it we could stay at the capacity we were at or we could keep growing our brand and company. Everyone on our team believed we could be successful if we kept growing.” said Exile’s Founder, R.J. Tursi.

12 oz and 16 oz cans will be filled on a rotary pressure filler and a full-time quality manager will continue to develop QA/QC standards as the brewery expands its packaging portfolio.

The brewery resides in the old F.W. Fitch Company warehouse that was […]

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Common Bond Brewers to open in Montgomery, Alabama

Common Bond Brewers to open in Montgomery, Alabama

[Press Release:]

(Montgomery, AL) — Montgomery residents Andrew McNally and Tim Doles have leased space at 424 Bibb St. to open Common Bond Brewers, the city’s first production brewery.

The brewery will open as soon as fall 2017, once the 71-year-old building is renovated. In addition to the brewery equipment, the brewery will include a taproom for beer tasting and packaged beer for sale. Common Bond brews will eventually also be on tap in Montgomery restaurants and bars, and available to purchase in stores.

“Common Bond Brewers will be a new gathering spot for Montgomery residents and will also draw passersby off I-65 into the city, as the property is situated directly off exit 172,” says Moore Company Realty President Jerome T. Moore III, CCIM, who leased the property and is looking to lease connected space to be developed into a restaurant.

With Doles as a business partner, McNally will be the Common Bond brewmaster and oversee the brewery’s day-to-day operations. McNally has an educational and professional background in chemistry, and first started translating his skills and […]

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Admiral Maltings, California’s first modern floor-malting facility, set for Alameda Point

Admiral Maltings, California’s first modern floor-malting facility, set for Alameda Point

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(Alameda Point, CA) – A bastion for innovation within the artisanal beverage and food industries, the San Francisco Bay Area welcomes its latest trailblazing entrepreneurial venture, Admiral Maltings. California’s first modern floor-malting facility. Admiral Maltings harkens back to pre-Prohibition days when malt houses sourced local barley for regional breweries. Beginning in April 2017, Admiral Maltings will produce premium malt at their new facility on Alameda Point for select craft breweries and distilleries with 100% sustainably grown barley procured from California family farms.

Malt is the backbone and soul of craft beer. Today, most malt is mass-produced by a few very large manufacturers. Only a handful of malting companies around the world still practice the art of floor-malting, wherein small batches of grain are steeped in water, allowed to germinate in a thin layer, gently turned, then dried and cured in a shallow loaded kiln. Floor-malted grain is revered by craft brewers and distillers for its flavor, aroma and character. Admiral Maltings will combine traditional methods with modern quality control technology to produce consistently […]

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Karl Strauss 28th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Belgian Quad now available

Karl Strauss 28th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Belgian Quad now available

[Press Release:]

(San Diego, CA) — Back in February of 1989, Karl Strauss opened their historic downtown San Diego brewpub, which helped ignite the city’s vibrant craft beer scene. Since then the brewery has gone on to accomplish many things, most recently winning “Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year” at the Great American Beer Festival last fall.

As part of their 28th Anniversary celebration, the brewery just released a barrel-aged version of Two Tortugas, their highly esteemed Belgian Quad. Two Tortugas has medaled in numerous beer competitions, including wins at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. This award-winning Belgian Quad has been aging for a year in Four Roses bourbon barrels in anticipation of the 28th Anniversary release, and the resulting brew features flavors of dark fruit, caramel, and charred oak with a surprisingly smooth, warming finish.

The beer is available in 22oz bottles and on draft at select retailers throughout California, including KARL’s Tasting Room in Pacific Beach and at all of their brewpub locations.

“It’s been a huge year for […]

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Founders KBS Week 2017 details announced

Founders KBS Week 2017 details announced

KBS Week 2017 Founders Brewing Co. [Press Release:]

(Grand Rapids, MI) – is happy to announce the fourth annual KBS Week, in honor of the release of KBS this year. The beer will be available starting March 13 in Michigan and April 1 across the remainder of the brewery’s distribution footprint, which includes 42 states. Visitors and residents of Grand Rapids will be able to enjoy it March 6-11 when it is tapped at various local establishments as well as the taproom release party.

KBS is an imperial stout brewed with massive amounts of coffee and chocolate and then aged in oak bourbon barrels in the caves beneath Grand Rapids. KBS is the second installment in the brewery’s Barrel-Aged Series, a lineup of 6 different barrel-aged beers released throughout the year. It is consistently ranked as one of the highest rated beers in the world, according to Ratebeer.

KBS Week began in response to the overwhelming notoriety KBS has developed over the years and a desire to share that with the West Michigan beer-loving community on […]

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SweetWater update: Grass Monkey, Old Man Johnson’s Farm, Hatchery, 20th Anniversary

SweetWater update: Grass Monkey, Old Man Johnson’s Farm, Hatchery, 20th Anniversary

SweetWater Grass Monkey cans BeerPulse (Atlanta, GA) – The latest new beer releases from SweetWater Brewing Co. ..

Grass Monkey – hoppy pale wheat with lemongrass
Get sprung this spring with this funky monkey of a wheat ale. A big stash of Lemondrop hops were added to the kettle and the dry hop, delivering a big citrus blast. Lemongrass herbs were added for a refreshing twist and exotic aroma. The light malt bill lets the piney, grassy, lemony notes shine. Light in body with bright citrus notes, this is an extremely complex but very easy drinking brew. Available February – April on draft, in 12 oz bottles, 12 oz cans and 16 oz cans.

Malts: 2 Row, Wheat
Hops: Lemondrop ABV: 5.4% IBUs: 35 SweetWater Dank Tank Old Man Johnson’s Farm BeerPulse NEW DANK TANK:Old Man Johnson’s Farm – imperial stout with raspberries Intense aromas of roasted coffee and chocolate from the malt bill are balanced by a subtle hop accompaniment. A purple rain of fresh raspberries added during fermentation complement the dark chocolate with a […]

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Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett Raspberry Valentines Day 2017 release details

Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett Raspberry Valentines Day 2017 release details

[Press Release:]

(Denver, CO) – Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is excited to announce the first big release of 2017 and the launch of their 750ml cork and cage line up of specialty sour barrel-aged beers. First up for Crooked Stave is Nightmare in Brett Raspberry, just announced as Ratebeer.com’s top 50 beers released in 2016 with a perfect 100 rating.

Big plans for Valentines day? Why not spend it with Crooked Stave who has planned releases at retail stores across the state of Colorado, including 14 unique event tapping’s and a big kick off in their taproom at 3350 Brighton Blvd.

The Crooked Stave taproom event “Be My Valentine” will be the official release of Nightmare on Brett Raspberry, which the brewery aged with over 3,000 lbs of whole fruit raspberries from the 2016 harvest. Beer release festivities will be starting at 5:00pm MST at the 3350 Brighton Blvd Taproom, event details include:
· 2016 Nightmare on Brett Raspberry Release, 750ml cork and cage bottles (4 Bottle Limit)
· Special drawing for the opportunity to purchase […]