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Bell’s Oarsman Ale to debut in cans in 2016

Bell’s Oarsman Ale to debut in cans in 2016

Bell’s Oarsman Ale 12OZ CAN BeerPulse Press Release:

(Comstock, MI) – Beginning in March, Bell’s Oarsman Ale will be available exclusively in 12 oz. cans, packaged in six-packs, and on draught.

Available year-round, Oarsman (4% ABV) is a bright tart, refreshing, and drinkable Wheat Ale that was first released in 2010.

“Since this beer is so versatile, canning this beer made a lot of sense and will allow it to be enjoyed in a wider variety of locations. It’s perfect to enjoy outside, but this beer is ideal in any situation and perfect for a wide variety of tastes,” Laura Bell, Bell’s Vice President, said.

Oarsman Ale grew out of a desire to explore the tradition of session beers with the idea to trade intensity for finesse. It is not a Berliner Weiss, but its acidity and tartness is influenced by a classic German technique and developed naturally in our brewhouse.Citrusy hops lend bright notes to its aroma while its signature tartness adds another level of complexity to this beer.That tartness takes on a palate-cleansing role, making […]

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Bell’s Oarsman Ale to debut in cans in 2016

Bell’s Oarsman Ale to debut in cans in 2016

(Press Release) (Photo Courtesy Bell’s Brewery Inc.) COMSTOCK, Mich.— Beginning in March, Bell’s Oarsman Ale will be available exclusively in 12 oz. cans, packaged in six-packs, and on draught.

Available year-round, Oarsman (4% ABV) is a bright tart, refreshing, and drinkable Wheat Ale that was first released in 2010.

“Since this beer is so versatile, canning this beer made a lot of sense and will allow it to be enjoyed in a wider variety of locations. It’s perfect to enjoy outside, but this beer is ideal in any situation and perfect for a wide variety of tastes,” Laura Bell, Bell’s Vice President, said.

Oarsman Ale grew out of a desire to explore the tradition of session beers with the idea to trade intensity for finesse. It is not a Berliner Weiss, but its acidity and tartness is influenced by a classic German technique and developed naturally in our brewhouse.

Citrusy hops lend bright notes to its aroma while its signature tartness adds another level of complexity to this beer.That tartness takes on a palate-cleansing role, making it perfect […]

By in Craft Beers Comments Off on Great Divide 21st Anniversary Sour hits bottles, brewery’s first sour in the format

Great Divide 21st Anniversary Sour hits bottles, brewery’s first sour in the format

Great Divide 21st Anniversary Sour hits bottles, brewery’s first sour in the format

Great Divide 21st Anniversary Sour Ale bottle BeerPulse crop Press Release:

(Denver, Colorado) – Great Divide Brewing Co. recently celebrated its 21st Anniversary, and is in the midst of an exciting period of growth and development. With its current Denver expansion and the release of cans well underway, the brewery is also mixing up the beers in its portfolio. Whitewater Hoppy Wheat Ale was just released as the newest addition to the seasonal lineup, alongside 21st Anniversary Sour , the first sour beer they have bottled to date. Great Divide’s original Whitewater Wheat won the brewery its first Great American Beer Festival medal back in 1994, and they have continued to brew variations of it in their Tap Room throughout the years. When thinking about reintroducing the beer into the packaged lineup, head brewer Ethan Osborne decided to completely overhaul the original recipe to suit the tastes of the modern craft beer lover. “I wanted to make a refreshing summer wheat ale that still packed the punch of an IPA,” notes Osborne.

Whitewater is an […]

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Odell Introduces Brombeere Blackberry Gose

Odell Introduces Brombeere Blackberry Gose

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FORT COLLINS, Colo.— On July 1, 2015, Odell Brewing will release its newest seasonal four pack. Following Tree Shaker, Brombeere is a Gose (Goes-uh) brewed with blackberries.

Originating in Germany, Gose is a soured wheat ale brewed with salt and spices. The Odell Brewing team used a house culture for natural souring along with coriander in the kettle to give the beer its tartness. They added blackberry juice during fermentation for a balancing sweetness.

“The process that we use is unique to us and not something our brewhouse was designed to do,” said Odell Brewing Lab Technician, Tony Rau. “We are beginning to push our system in creative ways to craft unique styles of beer. The natural souring process and the fruit addition make this beer more labor intensive than most, but it really shines through in the flavor of the finished beer.”

Balanced yet complex, Brombeere boasts just a hint of salt and a touch of tartness that is quenching but not puckering. The blackberries lend a subtle fruity sweetness that balances and compliments […]

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Craft beer profile: Raleigh Brewing Co.

Craft beer profile: Raleigh Brewing Co.

Enlarge Dathan Kazsuk Raleigh Brewing Company’s President Kristie Nystedt and head brewer Alex Smith. Raleigh Brewing Company has been busy this year.

In March, the brewery and RBC-owned Atlantic Brew Supply celebrated their two-year anniversary by throwing a big party. Then in April, head brewer John Federal turned in his paddle for another job in South Carolina around the same time the brewery was just getting ready to commence canning its beer for the first time .

It didn’t take long to find a replacement, as RBC President Kristie Nystedt promoted assistant brewer Alex Smith to the head brewer position. And now with cans of RBC in local bottle shops around Raleigh – the gang is looking to continue the success into the summer with the current release of the First Squeeze American Wheat Ale with blood oranges as well as the July release of Dear Ol’ Dixie pale ale in cans.

Nystedt and Smith sat down with Triangle Business Journal for an interview.

Tell us a little bit about the hardware behind Raleigh Brewing Company? Smith: […]

By in Craft Beers Comments Off on Olde Hickory Brewery signs with Mims Distributing Co. in North Carolina

Olde Hickory Brewery signs with Mims Distributing Co. in North Carolina

Olde Hickory Brewery signs with Mims Distributing Co. in North Carolina

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 3:13 pm by Press Release    Olde Hickory Brewery logo new Press Release:

North Carolina Distributor Expands Selection With Beers From One Of North Carolina’s Oldest Microbreweries

(Raleigh, NC) – Mims Distributing Company, a wholesale beverage distributor in North Carolina, has added Olde Hickory Brewery to its lineup of brewing partners. The Hickory, North Carolina-based brewing company offers more than 14 handcrafted beers, including Death By Hops India Pale Ale, Ruby Lager, the Unfiltered Hefe-Weizen German-Style Wheat Ale, and the recently released Omega Point. In addition, Mims Distributing Company will distribute two of the brewery’s annual special barrel-aged brews – Lindley Park and The Event Horizon, which has been voted as the best beer in North Carolina for the past two years by RateBeer.com.

Founded in 1994, Olde Hickory Brewery is North Carolina’s fourth-oldest continuously operating microbrewery. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the brewery began with just a seven-barrel converted dairy system. In 1997, they began the renovation of an 1880 historic landmark building, which […]

By in Craft Beers Comments Off on The Two Roads Beer Bus variety can pack makes debut

The Two Roads Beer Bus variety can pack makes debut

The Two Roads Beer Bus variety can pack makes debut

Two Roads Beer Bus Variety Pack Cans Press Release:

Four delicious varieties in every bus

(Stratford, CT) – Beep beep! The Two Roads Beer Bus is headed your way, full of delicious Two Roads Brewing refreshment in the form of four different canned styles of beer.

Favorites like Ol’Factory Pils, Honeyspot Road White IPA and Lil Heaven Session IPA will be along for the ride as well as a special guest riding shotgun: A rotating Two Roads seasonal offering. Two Roads is starting the delicious journey with their spring seasonal, Rye 95. This beer is an intensely fruity rye tripel blonde ale that has been canned for the Beer Bus.

Every three months, another seasonal can will get picked up by the bus: Road Jam Raspberry Wheat Ale with Lemongrass in the summer, Roadsmary’s Baby Rum Barrel-aged Pumpkin Ale in the fall and Route of all Evil Black Ale in the winter.Be on the lookout for this bus, rolling into all Two Roads markets soon!About Two Roads Brewing Two Roads opened its doors in December […]

By in Craft Beers Comments Off on Arcade Brewery’s six-pack comic by The Walking Dead co-creator now available

Arcade Brewery’s six-pack comic by The Walking Dead co-creator now available

Arcade Brewery’s six-pack comic by The Walking Dead co-creator now available

Walking Dead Co-Creator Beer Festus Rotgut Arcade Brewery BeerPulse 6-Pack Press Release: 

(Chicago, IL) – Arcade Brewery , (released) its first volume of 6-Pack Stories™ on new comic day, Wednesday December 10th. Festus Rotgut: Zombie Cowboy is a western zombie comic written by Jason Aaron (Thor / Southern Bastards) and illustrated by Tony Moore (The Walking Dead / Fear Agent) across six bottles of Black Wheat Ale.

Arcade co-founder Lance Curran said the idea was to tell a story first and then brew a beer to match the story. Co-founder Chris Tourre brewed that beer and says he chose a dark wheat ale because it seemed to fit perfectly with the tale of Festus Rotgut.

“Since there are zombies, I immediately thought something dark,” said Tourre. “Driving a heard of cattle across the dusty landscape also made me immediately go to a dry wheat beer.”

Tourre says he used some specialty roasts to create marshmallow and caramel flavors. He dry hopped the beer too, which Tourre says gives it a spicy finish.

6-Pack Stories™ creates a unique experience for the craft beer and comic book lover. A rarity in beer and story telling, 6-Pack Stories™ will become an instant collector’s item and a […]

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Stone Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Stone Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

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Stone Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity
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7.4% ABV
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The recipe for a citrusy, hibiscus-flavored wheat ale that Steele conceived was first brewed on the 10-barrel brewhouse at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station. Originally named “Going Red,” the beer was a special-release offering to promote awareness of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. The addition of Magnum and Sterling hops provides a balanced bitterness to the beer’s citrusy, berrylike spiciness, while the malted wheat adds a subtle yet sweet bready flavor to complement the tartness of the hibiscus flowers. Giving the beer tropical fruit and banana characters, the Belgian yeast strain Ardennes was used to complete the unique brew. As a result of this serendipitous combination of ingredients, fans will savor a flavorful beer that is complex, refreshing and easy to drink. Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity may be enjoyed now or cellared for several months or years.

By in Craft Beers Comments Off on Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine Pairs Bend Brew with Halloween Candies

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine Pairs Bend Brew with Halloween Candies

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine Pairs Bend Brew with Halloween Candies

click to enlarge By now, you’re probably seen articles boasting wine and candy pairings for the Halloween season cross your newsfeed. Which is fine, if you’re into that sort of thing. But if you prefer to match your malt balls with malted grains, beer pairings are where its at. Craft Beer and Brewing magazine has risen to the challenge with a lengthy list of brews that go well with a wide range of sweets. 

Below is a sampling of their selections. Check out the full list here , and give us your suggestions in the comments.

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars + Left Hand Brewing Company (Longmont, Colorado) Milk Stout

"Pair milk chocolate Hershey’s bars with a smooth, full-bodied milk stout. The added lactose in the beer will enhance the creaminess of the chocolate."

Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses + Breakwater Brewing Co. (Oceanside, California) Raspberry Creek

"Try Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses with the crispness and the tartness of a Belgian-style ale with raspberries or a raspberry wheat ale." Butterfinger Bars + Heater Allen Brewing (McMinnville, Oregon) Hugo Bock "A traditional German-style bock is a lot like this popular candy bar: dark in color, with sweet caramel aromas and rich, roasty malt […]