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10/24/2014 11:55 AM
Harviestoun Ola Dubh, 16yr Highland Park Casks
Harviestoun Ola Dubh, 16yr Highland Park casks Ale. Clackmannshire, Scotland. 8%. To drink this ale, please don a kilt. Why did someone not think of ...

10/24/2014 11:51 AM
SweetWater Brewery Fall Beer News

The post, SweetWater Brewery Fall Beer News, first appeared on The Barley Blog.

Press Release ATLANTA (October 24, 2014) – SweetWater Brewery is reeling in a few fresh catches on the fly rod this fall. The Georgia-based brewery announces the return of Festive Ale this October, followed by a brand-spankin’ new haul – Spinnerbait, a Belgian red ale – hookin’ folks later this winter. To continue spicing things […]

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10/24/2014 11:50 AM
Carlton Draught hits slow mo
Australia’s alcohol advertising regulations are strict, as a result advertisers continually look for new ways to promote the brand – albeit without specifically promoting the product! Check out Cartlon Draught’s latest ad – the slow mo…and a few other old classics.....

10/24/2014 11:50 AM
Beer store update 5th May
So Sydney has had cracker beer drinking weather this week and it’s set to continue this weekend – sweet! Growlers Currently we have Moa Breakfast beer. A cracker of a lager with rich cherries, very easy drinking. Check out the review for it below: “The aroma is stunning with hints of dry wheat and cherry’s. The carbonation is lively, which works for a crisp summer beer. The taste has a serious hit of wheat and yeast, washing through with all those bubbles and a touch of cherry.” Joel Macfarlane – brewnation.co.nz $28 for a Growler fill Once this is gone we’ll be moving onto Mikkeller Citra Single Hop IPA probably early in the week Latest beers Murray’s No 6 2011 Anniversary Ale – the last available anywhere (limit 1 per person) Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale Barley wine Rich is in the shop today, Geoff is onto his 2nd table for the tasting room, while Will is in training for a 9km soft sand running event. Store hours 11am-3pm today, 8:30am-6pm Mon-Fri. 1300 808 254 Cheers!

10/24/2014 11:50 AM
April Beer Club Selection
Our Beer Club selection for April has now been sent out to all online customers. For those living in Sydney you can still pick these up from our store. The April Beer Club selection includes: Samuel Adams, Black Lager Bridge Road Brewers, Australian Ale William Bull, William’s Pale Ale Morland Brewing, Old Speckled Hen

10/24/2014 11:50 AM
Store update 19th May
So Sydney is on a roll with its awesome beer drinking weather this week and this weekend looks good to go. Growlers Currently we have Young Henry’s Hop Ale. This beer harks back to classic English style IPAs. Hefty malt backing meets every type of hop in our cool-room, added to all stages of the process. The all Australian hop flavour is not aggressive in its bitterness, but is evident in flavour and aroma and slowly asserts itself with a lengthy, lingering and thoroughly enjoyable palette. $28 for a Growler fill Once this is gone we’ll be moving onto Dr’s Orders Brewing Plasma. Plasma, a White IPA is yet another emerging trend that we’re happy to embrace and present a Doctor’s Orders Brewing twist on. Judicious hop use dominates Plasma’s aroma, backed up with a balanced mouthfeel defying its alcoholic payload before delivering an extremely long lingering bitterness. A deceivingly addictive prescription. The grist for Plasma is practically identical to our Zephyr (Double White Ale) which explains the appearance. However the lack of botanicals, a different yeast strain and excessive hop use deliver an ale that is Zephyr’s polar opposite. In other news Rich is in the shop today, Geoff is onto his 2nd table for the tasting room, while Will is in training for a 9km soft sand running event. Store hours 11am-3pm today, 8:30am-6pm Mon-Fri. 1300 808 254 Cheers!

10/24/2014 11:50 AM
A thought for the brewers and people of Christchurch
When I was a young lad of 18 years of age I packed my bags and travelled from the North Island of New Zealand to the city of Christchurch in the South to begin my university education. The move to Christchurch was a no brainer for me – I had lots of family who lived in the “Garden City” and I had been there many times before, always leaving with fond memories. Christchurch is a very special city with significant character – it is the New Zealand city that most closely resembles Melbourne with old stone buildings, a tram line and a beautiful river, the Avon. The city also has a number of other great gems including the Port Hills for excellent scenery and mountain biking, as well as the port suburb of Lyttleton, reached after travelling through one of New Zealand’s longest tunnels. If there is one word I would give to Christchurch it would be ‘beautiful’.....

10/24/2014 11:26 AM
Limited edition skeleton t-shirt? Priceless.
Well, technically not priceless. $20 to be exact. Our own Duck Duckett brought the heat with this one – a death-metal inspired skelelogo with an ominous twist on our rallying cry, “Weekends are overrated.” We only made a few. You too can be a lucky owner. Buy one here! The post Limited edition skeleton t-shirt? Priceless. app ...

10/24/2014 11:01 AM
2014 Perennial Abraxas Day
[ November 8, 2014; 12:00 pm; ] It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, I'm not talking about the upcoming holidays (though Thanksgiving is a close second) I'm talking about Perennial Artisan Ales Abraxas Day. The time of the year where we all get to enjoy some of that highly sought after spicy chocolaty velvety stout produced right here in St. [...]

10/24/2014 09:52 AM
New Belgium Beer Dinner at Galatoire’s in New Orleans Wednesday Night
Just got word of a New Belgium beer dinner at Galatoire’s in New Orleans this Wednesday. There are only a few tickets left, so you better hurry. Check out the menu and the pairings below. It looks delicious. Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak Hosts New Belgium Beer Dinner Wednesday, October 22 7 p.m. Gathering and Hors d’oeuvre ...

10/24/2014 09:00 AM
Kollaborationsbiermittschechischemhopfenundwilderbakterienhefekombination
Jester King Brewery and Live Oak Brewing company have joined forces to create Kollaborationsbiermittschechischemhopfenundwilderbakterienhefekombination, or Kollaborationsbier, for short.

Kollaborationsbiermittschechischemhopfenundwilderbakterienhefekombination literally means “collaboration beer with Czech hops, wild yeast, and bacteria” in German, according to the press
release. I will take their word for it and I'm sure there will be a pronunciation contest at some point.

The wort was produced at Live Oak Brewery in East Austin, and then trucked to the West Austin Jester King brewery, where that special Jester King blend of wild yeast and bacteria was added. It clocks in at 4.2% alcohol.

The beer will be available tonight at the tasting room, but not for long. There will only be 1000 bottles available.

Could I get someone to bring me one back to Paradise?  I have to work today and tomorrow.

10/24/2014 08:56 AM
Sierra Nevada Yvon the Great

The post, Sierra Nevada Yvon the Great, first appeared on The Barley Blog.

Yvon the Great is the third beer that I opened up from Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America mixed pack. It is a 6.3% ABV (50 IBU) Belgian-style blonde ale that was brewed in conjunction with Russian River. Knowing what these two breweries — and all of the other parties involved in this release — […]

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10/24/2014 08:42 AM
Has VCDL Gone PC?
A recent email from the Virginia Citizens Defense League contained an essay entitled "Firearm vs weapon, CHP vs CCW - words mean things." Within that post, VCDL President Philip Van Cleave made this comment,
HANDGUN, FIREARM, SIDEARM, GLOCK VS WEAPON 
Avoid the use of the word “weapon” when referring to your firearm.  Weapon has a negative connotation, referring more to something used in an aggressive or offensive manner.  The military carries weapons.  You and I carry for defensive reasons only.  Instead use the words firearm, sidearm, handgun, or the firearm type, such as Glock, Sig, etc.

I was taken aback. What is this PC nonsense? Van Cleave claims that "weapon" has a negative connotation. He posits it is because the military carries "weapons." Does that mean the military has a negative connotation, or is deployed only for offensive purposes? A weapon can certainly be used defensively, as one was just this week in Canada, and also 100's of times each year, by civilians in the United States. I carry a defensive weapon. In fact, I carry a dangerous defensive weapon. If it wasn't so, I wouldn't stake my life on it.

I agree with the VCDL in that "words mean things." That is why we should not cede the language to the hoplophobes. The enemies of freedom have already usurped words like "tolerance" and "liberal." We see it everyday in the news when mass killers are described as "shooters" or "assault weapon" is used to refer to just about any semi-automatic gun that's black.

Do I say "weapon" every time I refer to my gun? Of course not. Will I avoid the use of the term for political correctness? Certainly not.

On the other hand, maybe VCDL is on to something.


 I suppose my "pistol" would be allowed wherever this is posted.


[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]


10/24/2014 08:26 AM
Brewing jobs: Experienced Brewer — Palmyra WA
Experienced BrewerExciting Australian BreweryVibrant small management teamOutstanding career opportunities within the Brewing IndustryGage Roads Brewing Company is experiencing strong brand growth and has secured multiple contract brewing opportunities. As a result, our business is growing rapidly and we have a fantastic career opportunity f ...

10/24/2014 07:49 AM
O’Fallon Brewery Introduces King Louie Toffee Stout and Imperial Pumpkin Ale

The post, O’Fallon Brewery Introduces King Louie Toffee Stout and Imperial Pumpkin Ale, first appeared on The Barley Blog.

Press Release King Louie Toffee Stout was created in collaboration with Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier of St. Louis. The velvety stout is full-bodied and was developed using a proprietary toffee blend that’s ideal for the brewing process and has hints of caramelized sugar and vanilla. It is brewed with Magnum hops and a variety of malts […]

The post, O’Fallon Brewery Introduces King Louie Toffee Stout and Imperial Pumpkin Ale, first appeared on The Barley Blog.



10/24/2014 07:40 AM
Karl Strauss Peanut Butter Cup Porter Now In Bottles

The post, Karl Strauss Peanut Butter Cup Porter Now In Bottles, first appeared on The Barley Blog.

Press Release San Diego, CA – October 22, 2014– Just in time for Halloween, Karl Strauss Brewing Company is bringing back its cult-favorite, Peanut Butter Cup Porter. The company is pleased to announce that for the first time, a ridiculously limited amount of the beer will be available in 22oz bottles, in addition to draft […]

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10/24/2014 07:01 AM
Brewpublic’s 6th Brewniversary Party at Saraveza on Friday
We now are reaching the second and final weekend of this year’s Killer Beer Week and what a week its been. With eight Killer events behind us, we now celebrate Brewpublic’s 6th Brewniversary Party at Saraveza from 5:00pm to midnight on Friday night. This past Saturday Saraveza celebrated their 6th Anniversary to a packed house […]

10/24/2014 07:00 AM
Roscoe’s Halloween Summit on October 31st
Join Roscoe’s in celebrating Halloween with some great pumpkin and Halloween themed beers on tap. The Halloween Summit will kick-off on Friday, October 31st at 2:00pm. The Halloween themed beers will be pouring all weekend long. Costumes are optional, but can be a lot of fun on this night of revelry. Some of the breweries […]

10/24/2014 06:58 AM
Tin Roof Rougarou debuts at the brewery on Thursday
Tin Roof Brewery is bringing back their Rougarou Imperial Black Ale again this year, and Thursday marks the debut. Head on out to the new taproom at the brewery to be among the first to get a taste of this year’s version. It’s a roasty and hoppy concoction that packs a punch. This year’s edition starts with a big hop ...

10/24/2014 05:44 AM
An eye opening visit to Sea Dog Brewing Bangor
I realized recently while jotting down some notes for blog posts that I haven’t been in to the Sea Dog Brewpub in quite a while, about two years to be exact, not since I did a presentation for Social Media Breakfast Bangor. Admittedly Sea Dog isn’t a favorite of mine, and while the food at […]

10/24/2014 05:28 AM
Raising a glass to zombies
DORR — The first Zombie Beer Festival took place this weekend in at the New Salem Corn Maze. A sort of adult Halloween party, it was the first of its kind to take place in the Grand Rapids area, and one of the first organizer Joe Boyer has put together. “I’m a kid at heart,” said Boyer. “I still dress up for Hallow ...

10/24/2014 05:00 AM
Kells Brew Pub Hires New Chef & Wins Brewing Awards
PORTLAND, Ore. – Oct. 23, 2014 – Kells Brew Pub on NW 21st Ave is pleased to announce the addition of Travis Stark as its new head chef. Stark’s first order of business was to refresh the existing menu, adding a variety of new appetizers, salads and entrees. Stark, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, […]

10/24/2014 04:38 AM
Bierquellenwanderweg
Just north of Pegnitz and south of Bayreuth in Franconia, Germany, there's a cluster of villages blessed with three brewery taverns. There used to be four, but sadly even the Franconian thirst for beer doesn't prevent small businesses going to the wall. They're linked by a waymarked hiking route called the Bierquellenwanderweg (beer source trail, translated literally). Those waymarks are

10/24/2014 04:05 AM
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10/24/2014 03:52 AM
One lonely ex-pat
OK, one last beer from the Germany trip and then we're done. I'm giving it its own post as it was the only foreign beer I drank the whole time.

Hop Back is from Tröeg's in Pennsylvania so is sort-of German-ish. It's a 6% ABV amber ale and was on draught in Tap House in Munich along with a couple of others from the brewery. I thought it was an excellent example of the style, with rich and heavy marzipan sweetness plus dark chocolate flavours and then sandalwood spices and fruit chews from the hops. The aroma is a full-on pine explosion, suggesting a bitterness that is never actually delivered, but isn't really missed either.

Yes, the Germans are making beers in this sort of style at this sort of quality, but it's nice to have an American example on hand for direct comparisons.


10/24/2014 03:35 AM
Back to the Future with Ciders & Mead
Everyone knows about the micro-brewery and micro-distillery phenomenon, but now there are two new oldie additions to this heady mix. The new kids in town ...

10/24/2014 03:33 AM
Guinness adds new amber ale to product portfolio
Guinness, a brand owned by British alcoholic beverage producer Diageo, has introduced new Guinness The 1759 to its existing product range.

10/24/2014 03:05 AM
Modern German beer styles
You might have noticed that Lager, especially German Lager has been very much on my mind recently. I have these occasional bouts of obsession. I'm sure I'll get over it eventually.

In the background I've been collecting as much data about German beer as I can. As much as I can collect within a reasonable time frame. The set has about 350 beers, mostly from Bavaria. Assigning styles to them has been fun. And by definition, to a certain extent arbitrary. I thought to myself "Why not check up the official German style definitions?" So I have done. No, it's not the BJCP deinitions. I've opted for those of the Deutscher Brauer-Bund, the German brewers' trade organisation. They should know what they're talking about, shouldn't they?

I'll admit that it's a pretty slimmed down set. They've lumped together plenty of things I would have split apart - the different colours of Hefeweizen, for example, and Lager Hell and Export Hell. And it's odd they've not bothered with a separate entry for Doppelbock, which is defined in German law.

What I'll be doing is to compare the specs I've harvested with the definitions of the Deutscher Brauer-Bund. I doubt there will be any huge disconnect because of the restrictions on gravity for certain types of beer. For example, any beer in a Vollbier style cannot have a gravity below 11º Plato, while a Bock must be above 16º Plato.

Here's the Deutscher Brauer-Bund's schema:

Modern German beer styles
Style category OG Plato ABV Comment
Alt Vollbier  11.5 4.8
Berliner Weisse Schankbier 7 to 8 2.8
Bockbier Starkbier min 16 7
Kölsch Vollbier 11.3 4.8
Lager dunkel Voll- or Schankbier 10 to 12 4.6-5.1 min 50% dark malt
Export dunkel Vollbier 12 to 14 5.1-5.6 min 50% dark malt
Lager hell Voll- or Schankbier 10 to 12 4.6-5.1
Export hell Vollbier 12 to 14 5.1-5.6
Pils Vollbier min 11 4.8
Schwarzbier Vollbier min 11 4.8-5
Weizenbier Vollbier 11 to 14 5.4
Leichtbier Voll- or Schankbier 7 to 12 2-3.2
Malztrunk Vollbier 11.7 0.5 top-fermenting
Kellerbier/ Kräusenbier/Zwickelbier/Zoigl Vollbier 11 to 14 4.5-5.5
Märzen Vollbier min 13 4.8-5.6
Oktoberfestbier Vollbier min 13.5 4.8-5.6
Rauchbier Vollbier 11 to 14 4.5-5.5
Roggenbier Vollbier min 11 5
Dinkelbier Vollbier min 11 5
Source:
Deutscher Brauer-Bund
http://www.brauer-bund.de/bier-ist-genuss/biersorten-im-portraet


The distinction between Lagerbier Hell and Export Hell seems to have been pretty much eroded. Many are just called Helles by the brewery no matterwhat their gravity. Overall, I've not too many arguments with their definitions.

Their list of styles I've identified in my 350 smaple beers is a little bit longer:

Blond
Bock Rauch
Bock, Bernstein
Bock, Dunkel
Bock, Hell
Doppelbock
Doppelbock Rauchweizen
Dunkles
Eisbock
Erntebier
Export
Export, Bernstein
Festbier
Festbier, Bernstein
Hefeweizen
Hefeweizen Dunkel
Helles
IPA
Kellerbier
Kellerbier DunkelKellerbier, Bernstein
Kristallweizen
Kristallweizen
Lagerbier, Bernstein
Lagerbier
Landbier
Maibock
Märzen
Pale Ale
Pils
Porter
Rauchbier
Roggenbier
Rotbier
Schwarzbier
Spelt Beer
Spezial
Steinbier
Stout
Vienna Lager
Weizenbock

Though many of my extra entries are due to splitting a style like Bock into substyles and including foreign styles like Pale Ale and IPA.

This is all going to be handy background information for my slow trawl through the style numbers. I won't claim it'll be great fun, but it will be educational.

First under the microscope will be Helles. Or Lager Hell as I should really call it. Lager Hell - sounds like being in a pub that only sells Carling and Tennents

10/24/2014 01:00 AM
Brewery Release: NW: Coming Soon … He’brew Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer®, Jewbelation 18®, and the 5th Annual He'brew Gift Pack® 2014

Press Release

image courtesy Shmaltz Brewery

Now brewing exclusively in Clifton Park, NY -- Break out the latkes, gelt, Chanukah candles, and He'brew Beer®, it's time to start prepping for the holidays! This November, Shmaltz Brewing Company rolls out three limited-edition releases straight from their newly expanded brewery in Clifton Park, NY. First up is the debut of Shmaltz's long awaited homage to the 8 crazy nights: Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer®, a Dark Ale brewed with 8 malts, 8 hops, and 8% ABV. Next in line is the Anniversary beer, Jewbelation 18® (18 malts, 18 hops, and a highly sessionable 12.4% ABV), which marks the birth of an entirely new take on the Award-Winning Jewbelation® series. Last, but certainly not least, the 5th Annual He'brew Gift Pack® hitting stores this Thanksgiving. Candles Won't Be The Only Thing Getting Lit this holiday season!

Please see the information below for specific details on each of this year's He'brew® holiday releases:

Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer®
After only 18 years in business, America's largest, most award-winning and still only Jewish themed Craft Brewery, Shmaltz Brewing Company is proud to debut Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer®. Destined to become the official chosen beer of the holiday season, Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer® is a luscious Dark Ale brewed with 8 malts, 8 hops, and heats up at 8% ABV. 8 is a miraculous number in Jewish life. Its cultural/religious significance runs the gamut with several holidays spanning 8 days (Chanukah, Passover, Sukkot), a bris (circumcision) taking place on the newborn's 8th day, and Seinfeld running for 8 years (for more deep shtick, see the 4-pack label). As latkes are frying and the battle royale of dreidels are spinning, Shmaltz lends some much needed light to the impending winter darkness with Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer® launching nationally in 12 oz bottles in 4-packs starting on November 1, 2014, as well as in the He'brew Gift Pack® 2014.

Jewbelation 18®
Over the last decade, Shmaltz Brewing has boldly elevated each year's Jewbelation® with increased amounts of malts, hops, and ABV -- in 2004, they debuted Miraculous Jewbelation® with 8 malts, 8 hops, 8% ABV and continued through last year's Jewbelation Reborn® (17 malts, 17 hops, 17% ABV). Jewbelation 18® features a brand spankin' new craft beer category, Black Session Barleywine.
When asked about this year's Jewbelation®, Shmaltz founder Jeremy Cowan says, "So many friends have inquired about when will we stop upping the ante with the level of malts, hops, ABV, and my response has been 'Never... well, um, I mean now!' Witness our newborn Black Session Barleywine. 18 malts, 18 hops, and now available in a sessionable 12.4% ABV so we can ship to allll our states again. Jewbelation is now in session. L'Chaim!"

Jewbelation 18® will hit the national market just before Thanksgiving in 22 oz bottles, on draft at select bars, and included in the soon to be released 5th Annual He'brew Gift Pack®.

5th Annual He'brew Gift Pack® 2014
Shmaltz's 5th Annual He'brew Gift Pack®, a showcase of 8 of He'brew's most sought after beers, is sure to add cheer this holiday season and will light up any cold winter night. The eight pack of 12 oz. bottles includes the 18th Anniversary Jewbelation 18® Black Session Barleywine, and the brand new Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer® Dark Ale (8 malts, 8 hops, 8% ABV). It also includes the rare, barrel-aged sour beer, 2014's Funky Jewbelation®, the Gold Medal winner Rejewvenator®, plus the unique collaboration beers with Terrapin Brewing (Reunion Ale '14 - A Beer For Hope®) and Cathedral Square Brewery (St. Lenny's -- The Immaculate Collaboration®). The only Chanukah themed Beer Gift Pack on any shelf this season is rounded off with year-round favorites Death of a Contract Brewer® Black IPA (7 malts, 7 hops, 7% ABV) and World Beer Championship Silver Medal winning Messiah Nut Brown Ale®.

The Gift Pack® features a custom glass, Chanukah candles and a beautifully hand-painted "Build Your Own" Beer Menorah portrait by local Ballston Spa, NY painter Jennifer Maher (www.yourtoyportrait.com; please see the attached portrait below). Transform each of the 8 iconic bottles, plus one Shamash bottle (0 malts, 0 hops, 0% ABV), into your very own beer menorah. Snap a photo and enter your masterpiece in the 5th Annual "Build Your Own Beer Menorah" Facebook competition for a chance to win a chosen prize!
Detailed information regarding Shmaltz's set of national events taking place at 18 Chosen Bars will be announced in the coming weeks.

About Shmaltz Brewing Company
Ranked in 2013 as one of the "Top 100 Brewers in the World" by RateBeer.com, Shmaltz won 9 Gold and 5 Silver Medals in the World Beer Championships in 2012. A recipient of the "Distinguished Business Award" by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Shmaltz was also included in the "Top 50 Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies" by San Francisco Business Times.

Founder and owner Jeremy Cowan established the company in San Francisco in 1996 with the first 100 cases of He'brew Beer® hand bottled and delivered throughout the Bay Area in his Grandmother's Volvo. He'brew® now sells across 37 states, through 40 wholesalers and nearly 5,000 retailers. In 2007, Shmaltz released a new line of craft brewed lagers under the Coney Island® banner. The Coney Island brand was recently acquired by Alchemy and Science, a craft beer incubator, owned by Boston Beer (Sam Adams).

After 17 years of being an outspoken cheerleader for contract brewing, Shmaltz recently broke with tradition and opened its own New York State production brewery in Clifton Park, NY, 10 minutes north of Albany's capital district. Shmaltz's new home boasts a 50-barrel brewhouse with 20,000 barrels of annual capacity. The new brewery packages 12 and 22 ounce bottles and kegs of their diverse core and seasonal favorites, and hosts fans and beer tourists in their new tasting room for tours, barrel-aged previews, and special releases.

In 2010/11, Cowan published his small business memoir, Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah: How It Took 13 Years, Extreme Jewish Brewing, and Circus Sideshow Freaks to Make Shmaltz Brewing Company an International Success. A free sampling of Chapter One and suggested beer pairings, can be viewed at www.craftbeerbarmitzvah.com. In 2012, Cowan spearheaded the creation of the non-profit New York City Brewers Guild (which manages NYC Beer Week) and served as its Founding President.

Cowan also has presented at the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference, as well as previous Great American Beer Festivals, BevNet's Brewbound conference, Beer Advocate's Extreme Beer Festival, the Atlanta and the St. Louis Jewish Book Fairs, and the San Francisco and New York Jewish Museums.

Shmaltz Brewing beers have appeared in such distinguished media outlets as The New York Times, CNN Headline News, Beer Advocate Magazine, NPR's "Weekend Edition," Fox Business News, Men's Health, San Francisco Chronicle, The Jerusalem Report, New York Jewish Week, and Washington Post.



10/24/2014 12:55 AM
Beer In Ads #1352: Gimme Gold Label
Thursday’s ad is for Acme Beer, from 1951. This is from a series of billboard ads from the same year I stumbled upon, though I’m sure the originals in color are more spectacular. In this Acme ad for their Gold Label beer, they’re advertising it as a “new lighter, drier...

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10/23/2014 11:08 PM
Celebs and special guests join Asahi to launch new concept bar
If your beer brand is badge for you, and ingesting alcohol unencumbered by flavour is your aim, this is one of the greats...

10/23/2014 07:21 PM
Boulder Beer Co. To Release Scourge Of The Dude

Boulder, CO – Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Craft Brewery, will release Scourge of the Dude on Saturday, Novemb…

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10/23/2014 06:23 PM
Pizza Port Brewing Co. Announces First Distribution Outside of Southern California

Las Vegas, NV – For the first time, Pizza Port Brewing Company’s celebrated craft beer will be distributed outside of Sout…

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10/23/2014 05:51 PM
Bent Paddle Cold Press Black
The first time I tasted the Cold Press variation of Bent Paddle Brewing Company’s black ale, I knew I had to have some more. Apparently I wasn’t the only one. Bent Paddle’s Bryon Tonnis says it’s been one of their most requested special offerings, “People really wanted to see this beer in cans from the ...

10/23/2014 05:34 PM
Colorado Beer News 102314
Colorado Beer NewsToday is iPod Day. It was on this day back in 2001 that Apple unveiled the first iPod and from then on the world of music was changed forever. Today, downloadable music is on just about every portable device. Celebrate the day by listening to some music on your favorite portable device whether it be Apple or other. What's going to be the next big innovation? Hoverboards? Around Colorado, that innovation is craft beer! It's also a Partial Solar Eclipse Day here in Colorado from 3:18pm (start), to 4:35pm (peak), to 5:44pm (end). Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

[CO Beer Festivals] -- [Beer Dinners] -- [CO Beer Releases]

Metro Denver

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - On Saturday, November 1, Dad & Dude’s Breweria celebrates its 4th birthday. Starting this coming Monday, the brewpub is putting on a stretch of “homecoming” activities leading up to its birthday. The fun includes daily special-release beers from D&D’s "massive" 1.5 barrel system, nightly prize raffles and goofy costume nights. Attendees who dress for the night’s theme receive double tickets for entry into the raffles. Here's some of the beers being released in the week leading up to their birthday: 10/27 Gourd-Geous Pumpkin Ale (nitro), 10/28 - Sun Kissed Braggot, 10/29 - Oad-aged Bard's Yard (fresh hop beer), 10/30 - Rum Forrest, Rum! (American-style stout w/vanilla beans aged in rum barrel), 10/31 - Lion Heart Barley Wine (12% ABV), and 11/1 - Zinful (beer/wine hybrid). [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D, Aurora, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood & Denver) - It's Thursday, and that means a new ‪#‎ExBeeriment‬ is on tap! Their Bière de Garde is the perfect example of a Belgium style amber with subtle cellar notes combining with a dry finish and malty smoothness. Come get some before it's gone! ‪#‎partywithcaution‬ [EAST: 12445 E 39th Ave, Unit 314, Denver, CO - WEST: 1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co (Edgewater) - It's Thursday. It's almost the weekend, the Broncos are playing the Chargers tonight, pints are $1 off during the game and Moe's Original Bar B Que will be there. What more do you need? (How about a Broncos victory!) [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today's rare beer is a Baltic Porter. They've never made a batch until now. You'll want to get in and try this one. But careful, this one weighs in at 9.5% ABV and has a nice roast nose and licorice notes. Just a 20 gallon batch - pours til it's gone! PLUS - Arvada Beer is hiring! They are looking for a server / beertender. Drop off your application today. Multi days/shifts available. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - They'll be showing the Broncos - Chargers game on the big screen tonight at 6:25pm. They're also tapping a firkin of Double IPA with cloves at 4:00pm. Plus, the Farm to Truck will be at the taproom from 4:00pm to 9:00pm serving locally sourced street food! How's that for a Thursday night? [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Denver Beer Co Canworks (Denver) - Come over to their Canworks taproom location tonight to watch the Broncos game. They've got day-fresh cans of Hey! Pumpkin and Incredible Pedal (in orange and blue cans) available to drink. Watch the game on their new big screen TV! [4455 Jason St, Denver, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Pumpaction Pumpkin Ale Release tonight! Pumpaction Pumpkin Ale (6.4% ABV, 14 IBUs) is brewed with 8+ lbs per barrel of roasted pumpkins, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar and whole cinnamon sticks! Come get some while it lasts. Thursday Night Broncos Football is on tonight as well! Basic Kneads Pizza Truck will be in all night. [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co (Littleton) - Bronco-Orange infused wit is happening in the Randall today! Also over 100 square feet of TV's will be broadcasting the whipping Manning is about to unleash on the Chargers tonight. Game starts @ 6:25pm. Street Frites food truck is back tonight too. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Baere Brewing Co (Denver) - Today they release a Belgian Blonde and a Sweet Stout in the taproom. Open 5-9pm! Reminder that they will be CLOSED tomorrow for a founder's party. Open Saturday normal hours. [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Beer By Design Brewery (Northglenn) - Attention sour beer lovers! They have a Blueberry Wheat Sour back on tap in the Tap Room. If you are just hearing about their sours now, then you need to know they have three more on tap for your enjoyment. A plain wheat sour, a strawberry and raspberry sour in addition to the blueberry sour. Ask their beertenders about their many beer blends, like their Blueberry Pie (80% Blueberry Sour and 20% Prairie Style Porter).

Boulder County

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - It's their 2-Year Anniversary Celebration! Join us in the Very Nice tap room this Saturday, October 25th from Noon-10pm for special tappings, beer giveaways, door prizes and live music! They'll be tapping this year's anniversary beer at 3:00pm and will be giving away a 10-oz pour of it til a 6'er is gone! Music from Caribou Mountain Collective starts at 6:00pm. [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]


Echo Brewing (Erie) - Enjoy an Echo beer and pizza on their patio today! Broncos play the Chargers at 6:30pm, stop in to watch the game. Happy Hour prices start at 3:00pm and extend through the game - $1 off all Echo pints and $4 glasses of Riesling! [600 Briggs St, Erie, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Today they are tapping Pepo the Picker (sour ale with pumpkin and apples) and Derplomat (American brown ale) at 3pm. Pepo will also be available in bombers. To top it off, the Broncos take on the Chargers at 6:25pm. Lena B Bar-b-Que will be in the courtyard with their delicious smoked meats. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Join in on Saturday, November 8th at the brewery for the first ever release of Scourge of the Dude! Their second ever bottled barrel-aged beer, with only 16 bourbon barrels that have been aging for eight months in their cooler, will be first on sale to the public on the 8th so get it while you can! (Makes a great holiday gift!) [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Tonight is FREE pizza starting at 6pm - first come first serve. They'll have the Bronco game on at 6:30pm. Here's some recently tapped beers for you to enjoy tonight: The last of their "In Love with Summer" strawberry rhubarb wheat, Midnight Expresso - espresso stout on Nitro, and "Walking the Parapet" aka Killer Boots aged in a bourbon bbl. Also at 6pm join Steve for the Verboten Run Club. Get $3 beers afterwards for you hearty souls. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Enjoy an evening with PCBC. Starting at 7pm, join in for Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes. There will be beer specials, an Outlaw tapping of Fishtastic (Swedish Fish candy beer), the Curry Favor food truck, and prizes for trivia winners. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - The new Beanies are in! Ready yourself for the cold weather ahead with one their embroidered beanies - perfect for the first ski/snowboard day of the season that's coming up soon. They have the brand new Stop n Chop in today from noon until 8pm serving up fried pork chop sandwiches, onion rings, fries and more! Order anything from the truck and get a dollar off a pint of Moon Arete Wheat to pair. The taproom is open until 8pm tonight. There is beer and food aplenty! Come hungry. Come thirsty. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Count Chocula fans! The date has been set for the Cerealiously with Count Chocula beer tapping - October 30th at 5:00pm! Due to the overwhelming support from General Mills (makers of Count Chocula), BBB will also be giving away Monsters gift bags from General Mills. They will also have side cars of Count Chocula cereal to pair with your Cerealiously beer as well. In addition, BBB will be making Monster Marshmallow Bars for a spooky treat. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - It takes a lot of steps to make a real pumpkin ale! Roasting the pumpkins brings out the rich flavors and creates depth and creaminess. The spices are of course the most important ingredients and Broken Plow thinks they struck a great balance. Come taste the results for yourself. Releases tomorrow - October 24th! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Two fun experimental infusions this week! Saison with Anise and Cocoa Nibs & Tropic King with Kukicha tea. If you haven't tried them yet this week, get IN there because they might not last much longer. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - Thursday means $3 special pints. Today's $3 pint is "Eden Valley Oat Soda". Doors opened at 3pm - get there soon! [4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Smiling Toad Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Don't forget about their Chili Cook-off this Sunday, October 26th from 1pm to 5pm. Bring in your best chili to share. They will provide power for your crock pots, bowls, spoons, crackers and prizes! You provide the chili and friends. Categories for red, green and white chili. [1757 S Eighth St, Colo. Springs, CO]

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today there's not 1 but two new beers on tap. First up - an Oatmeal Stout. And second, a cask of an Extra Special Bitter (ESB). It's going to be one helluva Thirsty Thursday! #RoadToRealAle [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - They'll have the Bronco game on at 6:25pm and Bite Me Gourmet Sausage will be out front grilling up food. Tomorrow, Friday October 24th they will have a new beer release at 5pm - a Dark Brett Saison!. Plus, plan to attend their Halloween Costume Party on October 31st. They will be tapping two new pumpkin beers! [4630 Forge Rd Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - Come in and grab a growler before tonight's Broncos game. Thursday's hours are 2:00pm to 8:00pm. They will have the game on the radio. This week's tap line-up is: Wheated Bitter, Coffee Porter, Lagered Bitter, Scottish Ale, Red's Dirty Lil' Ale, A Different IPA, Milk Stout, and a Pumpkin Stout. [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Their seasonal favorite Winter Warlock oatmeal stout makes its frosty return to the taps at their October 30th release party. Plan to be there! [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Palisade Brewing Co (Palisade) - Halloween Night - October 31st - It's their biggest party of the year! Jack-n-Jill (band) will be playing a special show in the loft of the brew house, drink specials all night (8-11pm) and a hilarious costume contest. [200 Peach Ave, Palisade CO]

Hideaway Park Brewery (Winter Park) - The brewery will be back to regular business hours starting TODAY and lasting through the Fall. Stop by and grab a pint. Their 64oz glass growlers are back in stock as well as their 40oz stainless steel growlers. Hours: Wed. thru Fri. 4pm-8pm, Sat. 12-8pm, and Sun. 2-6pm. [78927 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO]

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - Plan to attend their Halloween Bash on Friday October 31st. They will be tapping their Great Pumpkin Ale, doing special Halloween food pairings, and hosting Adult & Kids Costume and Coloring Contests. Plus Halloween Candy & Campfires. And, a REAL Magician at 5pm! [118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO]

Broken Compass Brewing (Breckenridge) - Attention beer and disco lovers, it's party time! Tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 24th) they are hosting a day long celebration of the birth of their esteemed boss and co-owner, David Axelrod. Festivities will begin at A-Basin during the day (there will be beer) before moving to the Broken Compass taproom for a DISCO party starting at 7pm. Tastefully exposed chest hair, absurdly flashy sequins and ludicrous mustaches are strongly encouraged, as is any and all forms of dancing. Let's boogey! [68 Continental Ct, Unit B12, Breckenridge, CO]
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10/23/2014 04:55 PM
Brew Talks: Legislative Efforts Made and Those to Come in Texas
In 2013, Texas enacted a number of laws pertinent to the state’s beer industry that effectively eased certain regulations on how breweries and brewpubs of all different sizes do business. How exactly were the state’s beer manufacturers able to mobilize its advocacy effort? According to Charles Vallhonrat, executive director of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, it was all about creating a unified front across the three tiers.

10/23/2014 04:54 PM
That's 2,000 Musings
The previous post was number 2,000 for these Musings. I find it appropriate that the subject was reminiscing over one of my long-time favorite beers. Now to get to work on the next thousand.

The post announcing my 1000th post, not the post itself, is consistently in the most popular post listing in the sidebar, though I'm not sure why. It will be interesting to see what happens with this one!


[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]


10/23/2014 04:50 PM
Beer List Unveiled for Firestone Walker XVIII Anniversary Party

(Paso Robles, CA) – Firestone Walker is holding their 18th Anniversary Party this coming Saturday at the brewery. For the pa…

The post Beer List Unveiled for Firestone Walker XVIII Anniversary Party appeared first on thefullpint.com.



10/23/2014 03:30 PM
Fireman’s Brew Launches Stock Offering for Global Investors
Aiming to expedite its national expansion effort, Fireman’s Brew has released yet another private stock offering, this time an equity sale available to investors outside of California. Fireman’s Brew, which is based in Los Angeles, Calif., aims to sell more than 4.5 million shares of ‘Flash Seed Preferred stock,’ at $1.249 per share, through FlashFunders, an online equity-funding platform that connects early stage companies with investors across the globe.

10/23/2014 02:20 PM
Better than the stockmarket: Top 10 Most Collectable Scotch Whiskies
While Scottish distillers are investing heavily in increasing stocks of Scotch whisky, there’s continued soaring interest in historical and vintage expressions on the second-hand market. Some rare expressions of single malt Scotch can fetch as much as £381,620 at auction, the most expensive being a six-litre decanter of The Macallan M at Sothebys in Hong […]

10/23/2014 01:20 PM
Green Flash Brewing Releases Soul Style IPA, Jibe Session IPA and Discovery Pack

(San Diego, CA) – Beginning in November, Green Flash – the San Diego-based brewery known for unabashedly crafting assert…

The post Green Flash Brewing Releases Soul Style IPA, Jibe Session IPA and Discovery Pack appeared first on thefullpint.com.



10/23/2014 01:15 PM
Noble Experiment: A Secret Passage to Craft Cocktails
To get into Noble Experiment, you first have to enter another bar, Neighborhood, which is one of the more popular craft beer bars in downtown ...

10/23/2014 12:48 PM
Two Roads Brewing Celebrates Brewmaster’s Milestone

(Stratford,CT) – In honor of his 25 year anniversary of professional craft brewing, Two Roads Brewing Company will doff the…

The post Two Roads Brewing Celebrates Brewmaster’s Milestone appeared first on thefullpint.com.



10/23/2014 12:44 PM
December 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar
2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & EventsDecember 2014

December 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

December begins the long cold winter and with it, most beer activities are indoors. The holiday season is here and all and winter seasonal beers are abundant. December still has a few festivals, but the coming of winter means that beer drinkers will be looking to stay warm with bigger beers. These calendar listings are updated regularly or whenever new events are made public. Event organizers wishing to have their Colorado beer-related event added to these calendar listings please use the Contact Form and let us know all the details. In most cases, the event will be listed within a few days.

[ November 2014 ] - [ January 2015 ] - [ Main Calendar ] - [ Beer Dinners ]

Denver Beer Festivus
Saturday, December 13, 2014
McNichols Building - 144 W Colfax
Denver, CO
Time: 3pm to 6:30pm.
Cost: General $40 - $65 VIP.
A beer festival for the rest of us! Featuring 30+ Denver-only breweries. The 2012 Denver Beer Festivus was incredible. The 2013 Denver Beer Festivus was even better. You better believe 2014 will be the best yet! Expect over 30 Denver breweries and countless food, music, and surprises to make this year's festivities impossible to miss. There will be more food, more music, and more Festivus! Food extra - not included in the price. Sorry, no children or pets allowed. For more information and tickets visit: www.denverfeerfestivus.com.


BeerAdvocate Winter Warmer Pub CrawlBeerAdvocate's Annual Winter Warmer Pub Crawl
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Various Downtown locations.
Denver, CO
Time: 11:00am - 8:00pm (estimate)
Cost: Per beer consumed.
It's time for the annual Winter Warmer Pub Crawl. BeerAdvocate will be selecting up to 5 stops on this walking tour for beer in downtown Denver. Come meet fellow beer enthusiasts as well as some of the BeerAdvocate gang. They will be stopping for 2 hours at a time at each location. Stops will be announced soon. Pay as you go. More information on BeerAdvocate.com.


Other December Events Expected - Details and more events coming soon.

- Wynkoop Brewing's Parade of Darks 2014 - Denver, CO - Est. $35 adv, $42 day of. 1-4pm. Early Dec.
- Denver's Littlest Big Christmas Beer Fest @ Hops & Pie - Denver, CO - mid-Dec on a Saturday. TBA.
- New Year's Eve Parties - Statewide at various breweries, pubs, bars, restaurants. TBA.


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10/23/2014 11:40 AM
Hacker-Pschorr to Release Animator Doppelbock in Limited Quantities
LITTLETON, Colo. – Long-known in the U.S. for its Weisse and Original Oktoberfest, Munich-based Hacker-Pschorr Brewery has been expanding its U.S. offerings throughout 2014 with a limited-release specialty bier series.

The fourth and final bier in the series, Animator is available in collectable 16.9oz swing top bottles. It is available to distributors across the U.S. now, and bier fans can expect it to see it on shelves in the coming weeks.

Among the earliest doppelbocks, Animator is a robust, unfiltered lager that fortifies the body and soul on even the coldest days of winter. Animator possesses a deep [...]

10/23/2014 11:38 AM
O’Fallon Releases King Louie Toffee Stout and Imperial Pumpkin Ale
ST. LOUIS – O’Fallon Brewery is kicking off the fall season with the launch of two new beers – King Louie Toffee Stout and Imperial Pumpkin ale. King Louie Toffee Stout was created in collaboration with Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier of St. Louis. The velvety stout is full-bodied and was developed using a proprietary toffee blend that’s ideal for the brewing process and has hints of caramelized sugar and vanilla. It is brewed with Magnum hops and a variety of malts to create the perfect balance between soft chocolate, caramel and roasted notes that highlight the toffee [...]

10/23/2014 11:35 AM
7 World Series-Worthy Brews To Drink The Giants To Glory
The World Series has BEGUN and what better way to celebrate than with a list of 7 champion-worthy brews. These hand picked Giant themed beers ...

10/23/2014 11:23 AM
Victory Releases Winter Cheers
DOWNINGTOWN, PA – Victory® Brewing Company (Victory) is pleased to announce the return of its holiday seasonal, Winter Cheers. Welcoming and warming, Winter Cheers is a delicious refreshing wheat ale that is light in body and soothing in texture. Combining German wheat and barley malts, oats, torrified wheat and whole flower Tettnang and Citra hops, the fruity and spicy holiday brew delivers a crisp finish, with hints of banana, clove and citrus. At 6.7% ABV, Winter Cheers lives up to its name, fueling festive times and chasing winter’s chill. Due to its charming flavor profile and [...]

10/23/2014 10:05 AM
Beer School: Learn how to Homebrew!

If you live in Northwestern Ohio and you are a homebrewer, you probably know how hard it is to find a good homebrew store.  I got used to driving over … Continue Reading →

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10/23/2014 09:06 AM
NJ Diner Culture: The Makings of Great Disco Fries.
I am justifying the inclusion of another foodie theme work on here basically on the grounds that I really do not have any format anyways. And fries go good with beer, and bad movies, and bacon, so there is also that. A twitter discussion with NJ Isn’t Boring, got me in the nostalgic mood so […]

10/23/2014 09:04 AM
Expansion

First and foremost, on behalf of our family, we wanted to thank the NC Craft Beer Community for their support of our first hops season and making it such a success. We also wanted to let everyone to know that…

The post Expansion appeared first on Cardinal Pine Farm.



10/23/2014 08:04 AM
Let me try again
In my first year of writing about beer I was filled with enthusiasm for a topic that was then largely new not only to me but also to most others. Nobody knew what "craft beer" was. Harvey's Best was exotic. Beer was brown or yellow. CAMRA reigned supreme. If someone had tried to charge you £4.95 for a half you'd have probably been in a Soho clip joint with a scary bouncer and a young lady from a

10/23/2014 07:38 AM
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
It was like visiting with an old friend. This week's "Steal the Glass" event at Capital Ale House featured beers from Heavy Seas Brewing in Maryland. One of the beers was an old favorite of mine, Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA. Also available were Cutlass Amber Lager and Small Craft Warning Über Pils. Naturally, I started with the Loose Cannon.



Two different glasses were offered for "stealing," a Belgian-style glass and a standard "shaker pint." I opted for the stemmed glass, as did Colleen for her Cutlass Amber Lager. Loose Cannon on draft has long been one of my favorite beers. It's not uncommon to find that a beer on draft tastes better than the same beer from a bottle. However, I've repeatedly found that Loose Cannon is significantly better on draft. So much so that I rarely bring it home, choosing to enjoy it whenever I find it on draft (which is infrequently in my local area.) The pine and fresh citrus flavors, caramel malt, and mild bitter finish brought back memories of the many pints enjoyed through the years.

I noticed that shaker pint glass offered sported an updated logo, different from the Clipper City/Heavy Seas pints I acquired years ago. So, in the interest of completeness, I opted for another helping of Loose Cannon, this time in the logo pint glass. A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.


[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]


10/23/2014 07:11 AM
Sierra Nevada Alt Route

The post, Sierra Nevada Alt Route, first appeared on The Barley Blog.

The second beer that I tackled from Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America mixed pack is Alt Route. This 6.6% ABV (50 IBU) altbier is the result of collaborative efforts between the company and Victory Brewing. While the malt bill for this brew is fairly traditional, the hop profile is anything but. With each brewery’s […]

The post, Sierra Nevada Alt Route, first appeared on The Barley Blog.



10/23/2014 07:00 AM
Cascade Lakes Brewing releases Paddleboard Porter
Just as we celebrate Killer Bend Fest today at Orenco Taphouse for Killer Beer Week, news came into us for a a new beer release from Cascade Lakes Brewing. The Bend based brewery announced the release of Paddleboard Porter. This Porter is inspired by the world class river and lake paddle boarding in Central Oregon. […]

10/23/2014 07:00 AM
Killer Bend Fest at Orenco Taphouse on Thursday
For the seventh night of Killer Beer Week we take it on the road, or MAX train, to Orenco Taphouse in Hillsboro, Oregon to welcome in Killer Bend Fest. Our eighth event of the Killer Beer Week is one that we are really looking forward to when the taps at Orenco Taphouse switch over to […]

10/23/2014 06:00 AM
Weekly Beer Calendar Update: October 23 - October 31
Let's close out this month with an eight-day calendar of rollicking beer events around the greater Philadelphia region. When you plan for beer events, don't forget PhillyTapFinder.com. They continue to host an impressive listing of beer event draft lists to help better inform your beer event planning. Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the

10/23/2014 05:05 AM
My November Northwest tour events
I've just about got all the events arranged for my upcoming tour of the Pacific Northwest. I can almost stop worrying. Almost.

This is what I have planneed:

Narrows Brewing Company
9007 S 19th St,
Tacoma, WA 98466.
http://www.narrowsbrewing.com/
Saturday 8th November at 3pm. Short, informal talk on Stock Ale.


Hogshead brewery
4460 W 29th Ave,
Denver, CO 80212.
http://www.hogsheadbrewery.com/
Sunday 9th November at 6pm Chat about beer and tap the "Beer from the Wood" version of 1845 Lovibond XX. Also a cask conditioned Stout based on Barclay Perkins 1928 OMS.


Hair of the Dog
61 SE Yamhill Street,
Portland OR 97214
http://www.hairofthedog.com/
Wednesday 12th November ??pm. Tasting of the beers brewed from recipes in the Home Brewer's Guide to Vintage Beer at the brewery.


The Cobalt
917 Main St,
Vancouver,
BC, Canada
http://www.thecobalt.ca/
Thursday 13th November 7pm. Talk: the Home Brewer's Guide to Vintage Beer, plus beers brewed from the book.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ron-pattinson-historical-beers-presentation-tickets-13721293759?aff=eiosmyevshreclip&ref=eiosmyevshreclip


Foggy Noggin Brewing
22329 53rd Ave SE
Bothell, WA 98021
http://www.foggynogginbrewing.com/
15th November 4pm. 12:00 – 16:00 book signing
Release of 8 collaboration brews
18:00 vintage beer tasting event


So a fairly relaxed schedule.

10/23/2014 03:05 AM
Brewing in WW II (part four)
I'm skipping one bit about nitrogen in malt that made my head hurt when I read it. We'll move directly on to yeast problems. Though you'll see that there's still a connection with the nitrogen level in malt.

And remember, this the less head-melty part of the article:

"The nitrogen constituents which are precipitated on cooling go forward into the fermenting vessel, and although some of them and those precipitated in the copper which have not been completely removed in the hop back rise to the surface with the first dirty head, a proportion, however, drop through the wort and settle on the bottom of the fermenting vessel; and, as Bishop has demonstrated (ibid., 1938, 70), forms points of disengagement for the CO2, the bubbles of which become coated with yeast as it rises through the beer and by thus bringing it to the surface is liable to restrict the attenuation of the beer. Where there is an excess of this type of nitrogen compounds this effect will be enhanced. The ph value of the wort has a direct influence on the cold break of wort, and when this is not normal the precipitation in the cold is not complete and a type of nitrogen compound will remain in a state of fine dispersion in the wort. There are other nitrogen compounds which are not precipitated on cooling but tend to coagulate as the ph value is altered during the progress of fermentation, and all these are capable of being adsorbed on the surface of the yeast cells. This coating on the surface of the yeast restricts its power of assimilating the yeast feeding material in the wort and results in a deterioration in its health and vigour. This effect was especially noticeable during the past year, for although the malts contained a high percentage of permanently soluble nitrogen the greatest difficulty was experienced in producing healthy and vigorous yeast crops. This was one of the most serious difficulties with which the majority of brewers had to contend throughout the war years, but it was most pronounced during the years when the malts were high in nitrogen and poor in quality. Another effect of the coating of the yeast is to cause it to agglomerate or flocculate, and when this happens it is inclined to purge out of the beer at an early stage of the fermentation. leaving the attenuations high and causing the beer to rack very clean. Slow cask conditioning is the result, and where there is any infection with wild yeast this has an opportunity of developing and cask frets inevitably follow."
Journal of the Institute of Brewing Volume 52, Issue 3, May-June, 1946, page 120.

This is how excess nitrogen buggers up a fermentation. They mess up the cold break and leave crap in the wort. This nitrogen crap coats the yeast and either drags it up to the surface or prevents it working properly. So brewers couldn't get a decent crop of yeast from their fermentations.

Presumably because it racked so clean there was too little yeast from the secondary cask conditioning. I guess there was a lot of flat beer in pubs. What a shame the Whitbread Gravity Book inspectors weren't around.

More about yeast problems:

"Yeast weakness has been a constant source of trouble throughout the country, and caused the brewer the greatest anxiety. The average gravity of beers when war broke out was down to 1041°, but this figure varied considerably in individual breweries, and when it became subject to a reduction of 20 per cent, some of those whose original average gravity was low were faced with considerable difficulty, which was appreciably increased in those years when the malts were so poor in quality. While lack of attenuative power is often taken as a measure of yeast weakness, it is not always so, as a weak yeast will more often than not cause excessive attenuation. The appearance of the yeast cells under the microscope is the surest method for determining yeast weakness. Signs of elongation of the cells are the first indication, and the more numerous and pronounced these become the greater is the deterioration in health and vigour. This is readily confirmed by the appearance of the heads on the fermenting vessels. The first effect of a falling off in health and vigour is the development of a "yeast bite" in the beer, which becomes more pronounced as the deterioration becomes progressive. It has been noticeable in low gravity beers of an average gravity of 1030° and under, and he was afraid that there have been many beers brewed of even a lower gravity. In beers of higher gravity a weak yeast tends to produce an unpleasant unclean flavour, and when this becomes very pronounced it renders the beer almost undrinkable. That flavour also is associated with an unclean nose, which can be readily detected on the fermenting vessel, usually at about half gravity, and, in fact, can often be detected as soon as the fermenting room is entered."
Journal of the Institute of Brewing Volume 52, Issue 3, May-June, 1946, page 120.

Occasionally there are higher gravity brews in brewing logs during the war years where it specifically says they were to produce a good yeast crop. It might also explain the weird practice of some brewers like Truman and William Younger who in the years imnmediately after WW I fermented fairly strong worts then blended them to produce a weaker finished beer. Were they doiing that for the sake of their yeast, making sure some of it was healthy?

I'm not sure I follow why a weak yeast would over-attenuate. Makes absolutely no sense to me on any level. An "unclean nose" sounds more like an infection than just crappy yeast. It doesn't sound as if the end result was much fun to drink. Presumably in the difficult war years, even almost undrinkable was better than no beer at all.

Now something about Californian barley and nitrogen:

"In discussing possible war-time problems he had suggested that the lack of Californian malt might prove a difficult one (ibid., 1940, 272), he stated then that "Practical experience had shown that the use of Californian malt improves the brilliance of beers and assists in obtaining polish in bottled beers. It is evident, therefore, that it must be effective in adjusting the balance of the nitrogen constituents in the wort and effecting a stable equilibrium." Various opinions were expressed on this point during the discussion, and the general opinion appeared to be at that time that no serious difficulties had been experienced by reducing the proportion of Californian malt or discontinuing its use altogether. This, however, was experience gained in 1940 with the well-made malts from the sound barleys of 1939. Later on, when the quality of the malts deteriorated, and especially during the two very bad years, there is no doubt that the usefulness of Californian malt would have been clearly demonstrated. There is no question that the maltsters would have welcomed a supply of Californian barley, especially in those years when the quantity of held-over barleys was small and the quality was poor, as it would have enabled them to hold off malting the new season's crop until it had recovered from its dormancy and satisfactory results could have been assured."
Journal of the Institute of Brewing Volume 52, Issue 3, May-June, 1946, pages 120 - 121.

So it wasn't just the nitrogen content of Californian barley that made it attractive but also the fact that it was ready to malt earlier than British barley. Which also gave the home-grown stuff time to get into shape before it was malted. How complex this is.

Next time we'll be looking at flaked grains.

10/23/2014 12:09 AM
Beer In Ads #1351: From The Land Of Sky Blue Waters
Wednesday’s ad is for Hamm’s, from 1951. This is from a series of billboard ads from the same year I stumbled upon, though I’m sure the originals in color are more spectacular. In this Hamm’s ad, using their iconic tagline “From the land of sky blue waters,”...

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10/22/2014 10:43 PM
The Quest for Range Time
There's been no shortage of beer blogging recently, but time for the second topic listed up there in the header has been sorely lacking. I've been lamenting about this situation with family and friends, but this evening I was reviewing my shooting and practice journal, and it really hit home — I need to get out to the range more!

There was a time when I'd manage two or three matches in a month, and at least one range trip for practice each week. Just this past July I squeezed in four matches! Then in August, I did one match, and hit the practice range just twice. September faired slightly better when there was time for not one, but two matches. However, there was but a single practice session at the range the entire month, although we did take a fun class in September so that counts as practice too. 

So here it is, the waning days of October, and I've been to the range just twice. They tell me shooting is a perishable skill, so I fear there may be cobwebs on more than just my range box.

I think I may need to take a little time off from work to rectify this situation. Yes, that's the ticket...


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10/22/2014 09:48 PM
American Cream Ale Recipe Changes

American Cream Ale is a favorite beer style of mine. Its the only American style I brew that competes with the English styles I brew most of the time. American Cream Ale is a great beer for the craft beer uninitiated. And for craft beer lovers, American Cream Ale is still a great everyday any […]

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10/22/2014 07:00 PM
Pizza Port Brewing to expand product presence to Nevada
US-based establishment Pizza Port Brewing will expand its product presence to Nevada, under a partnership with Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada.

10/22/2014 07:00 PM
Golden Road Brewing expands product range with new stout
US-based establishment Golden Road Brewing has expanded its product range with the introduction of new Back Home Gingerbread Stout.

10/22/2014 05:24 PM
When The Food Babe Talks, No Questions
This would almost be funny, if I didn’t consider her misinformation so dangerous. Oh, and a h/t to Maureen Ogle for this one. Dr. Kevin M. Folta, who is the chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, writes on his blog, Illumination, about a recent visit...

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10/22/2014 05:17 PM
Colorado Beer News 102214
Colorado Beer NewsToday is CAPS LOCK DAY. There's a seldom used button on your keyboard called the Caps Lock key. When pressed it turns everything into capital letters. When used online during chat sessions, it is generally considered as shouting and is widely discouraged. However, this is the one day a year where the use of the Caps Lock key is actually encouraged. GO AHEAD AND SHOUT! Just be sure to turn it off later on. Your friends will appreciate it. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

[CO Beer Festivals] -- [Beer Dinners] -- [CO Beer Releases]

Metro Denver

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Copper Kettle Brewing Company is pleased to announce the release of the 2nd year of “Well Bred”, the company’s Barrel Aged Barleywine. This seasonal bottle will release on Saturday, October 25th, 2014, starting at noon when Copper Kettle’s doors open. An English Barleywine, rich in malt with hints of vanilla and caramel, also aged in Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels. This English Barleywine is far maltier than its American counterpart. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - Great Divide is excited to announce that they have officially broken ground on their second location along the South Platte River in the downtown Denver neighborhood of River North (RiNo), and their expansion project is finally underway as of the end of September 2014. The first phase of the expansion is set to be up-and-running by Summer 2015 and will be a 65,000 square foot warehouse, storage and packaging facility. In addition, that location will also house a taproom called the Barrel Bar. Look for work to be happening at 3403 Brighton Boulevard in Denver. Meanwhile, the Autumn Seasonals have returned. Look for Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, Fresh Hop Pale Ale, and Hibernation Ale (English Style Old Ale) - all now on store shelves from October through December - while supplies last. [2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - This Saturday, October 25th starting at 10am, Big Choice will host a Beer Brunch featuring Saison Beermosas and a breakfast beer "Steamed Porter with Coffee" on cask. Breakfast food will be provided by Tasty Eats. No tickets necessary - just come in and enjoy! Kick off your Saturday right. The brunch goes until the food is gone. And then on Sunday, October 26th starting at 2:30pm they will be hosting a Pumpkin Carving contest. They will provide carving tools, paints, and pumpkins. Pumpkins are $6 each or you can bring your own. Best carved pumpkin gets 6 free pints! Judging starts at 4pm. Happy Hour on pints from 2-5pm that day and they'll tap a Pumpkin Pie Porter! [7270 W 118th Pl, Unit A, Broomfield, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - There's a new Discovery Beer being tapped today at 5:00pm. It's called "Smoka Mocha Brown Ale". This brew will pair great with pulled pork, brisket, ribs and more from Bubba Due's BBQ who will be on site today. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - The remainder of their GABF Bronze Medal Coolship Ale: Black Project #1 (Flyby) is being bottled soon and will be released in 750ml bottles along with Batch #2. Look for them in your near future. [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

De Steeg Brewing (Denver) - Trivia Tonight! Starts at 7 PM. This will be our last trivia for a while so come in and win your growler. Also, a freshly tapped Belgian IPA is now available. Nice and hoppy for all you IBU lovers. Open 4 PM - 11 PM. [4342 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Renegade Brewing Co (Denver) - Their pumpkin beer is here! And to celebrate the addition of Disarm to the tap wall every time "Disarm" by Smashing Pumpkins plays the beer will be $1.00 starting at 6:00pm. Slyderman will be set up outside. [925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - The next beer in their bottled Barrel-Aged Series is being released this coming Sunday, October 26th at 1pm. Avery Brewing is set to release "Antonius' Carmen Barrel-Aged Sour Ale". This 7.43% ABV brew had only 291 cases produced and is a brewery only release (not going to stores). Bottle sales will begin at 1pm, limit 12 bottles per person. Also at 11am that day, they will also have some rare beers on draft including: Drew's Fuzzy Peach, Karmarita, Papa Sour, Eremita V, The Preacher, 2013 Mephistopheles' Stout, and Vanilla Bourbon Coffee Chocolate Stout. In other Avery news, the new facility over at 4910 Nautilus Court is coming along nicely. In fact they plan to start making beer there starting in December! Current location: [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

3rd Annual Boulder IPA Fest (Boulder) - Have you gotten your tickets to the Boulder IPA Fest yet? It's happening in the Avery alley on Saturday, November 8th starting at 1pm. This festival will feature IPAs from all around the country including such beers as: Hop Shovel from Bear Republic, Flower Child IPA from Cambridge Brewing, Hoperation Overload from DESTIHL, Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing, and 100 more! Information and tickets can be found on Eventbrite. Event location - Avery Brewing Co [5757 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Frederick) - Today they'll be tapping their Pumpkin Ale once again at their Frederick location and are getting ready for Halloween. Also on tap are: Kirby Kolsch, Balefire Red, Mirror Image IPA, Nocturnal Black IIPA, C.V. Milk Stout, Razz, Echo Amber, Echo ESB, Tri-Town Brown, and Frank. Which one of these are YOUR must have beer? Happy Hour from 4-6pm and Giggling Greek on site from 5-7pm. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Have you tried their "Blood Orange VamirePA" yet? It's available exclusively at an Old Chicago near you. The Halloween Mini Tour runs through October. Try it while you can! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
Sponsored ad from City Star Brewing - Berthoud, CO.

Northern Colorado

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - When the USA Today got word of a story about cases of Count Chocula cereal disappearing from Fort Collins store shelves, little did Sean Nook (owner/brewer) of Black Bottle Brewery realize how viral that story would go. His upcoming beer "Cerealiously" made with said Count Chocula cereal is now gathering a lot of attention. Even General Mills who makes Count Chocula is sending him more of that cereal so that Sean can send them some of that beer. Here's a story that 9News reporter Keven Torres did yesterday on Black Bottle Brewery. View the video below on Torres' Facebook page. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Verboten is once again raising money for prostate cancer research and men's health! During the month of November they will release a special beer, aptly named Twig and Berries, a Dark Ale with Raspberries and Wild Cherry Bark. Part of the proceeds from this beer will be donated to the Movember USA campaign. Last year they raised $400 for the campaign. In addition, they have formed their Movember team and are looking for brothers and sistas to join. If you would like to, visit their Movember page and take a look at the details (or donate to the cause directly). Also - Wednesday Happy Hour is 3pm to 6pm with $1 off pints. Come by for a Walking the Parapet, a bourbon bbl-aged Killer Boots (7.5% ABV). [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Get $2 off growler fills all day today. Starting this week and every Wednesday they'll be picking one of their rotating beers for a special $4 off discount. This week it's "Odds and Ends: Columbus", a single hop pale ale. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Fossil Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Opening day is set for this Friday, October 24th at 2pm til 10pm. At long last, the first beers will be pouring at this newest Colorado brewery. Here's their starting tap line-up: Megalodon Blonde Ale, Evolution Amber Ale, Mammoth India Pale Ale, Buried Brown Ale, Hair of the Hound Saison, Sabertooth Imperial IPA, Steggy Stout, and a non-alcoholic Ginger Ale. Food vendors for opening day are still TBA. Plan to welcome in this new brewery Friday. [2845 Ore Mill Rd #1, Colo. Springs, CO]

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - Paradox is releasing 5 cases of their cellared "Spirit of Skully" Rum bbl-aged Strong (15% ABV). It was made with honey and apricots, bottled 17 months ago. It will be available this weekend only in their Tasting Cellar. No bottle limit til they're all gone. [106 E Village Terrace, Ste 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - You've made it to the midpoint in the week! And it's a special night there at Red Leg. Tonight is their night in the Fields Family Fundraiser! Please come down and help them raise funds to support the Fields Family. They will be donating $1 from every pint sold from 6-8PM, and will have donation jars out all day. Bite Me Gourmet Sausage is here all evening, and will also be supporting this wonderful cause, so come hungry and thirsty! [4630 Forge Rd, Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - The ski season has started, but more snow is needed to be a great season this year. This is why Dillon Dam Brewery is hosting a "Pray For Powder Party" this Friday, October 24th starting at 5pm. Happy Hour will be extended until 7pm! Get $2.75 pints and half price wings 3-7pm. Be there for the fun and games. Reps from Ski Loveland and A-Basin will be there. Loveland is selling 4 pack tickets for $119 from 4-7pm. While you're there, stay for the Oktoberfest dinner. Cost is $34 per person and includes one pint of their Dam Otto's Oktoberfest. Dinner available from 5-10pm. No reservations needed. [100 Little Dam Rd, Dillon, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - Ska teased a new beer coming soon. It's called "Dementia Aged & Confused", a bourbon bbl-aged Euphoria Pale Ale. This brew will help them celebrate 10 years of collaboration with Venture Snowboards. Stay tuned for release details. [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

San Luis Valley Brewing Co (Alamosa) - On tap right now: The Reaper King - Imperial Pumpkin Ale. This double brown pumpkin ale (7.4% ABV) will get you into the spirit of fall. Once you've gotten your trick, come on down for this treat. [631 Main St, Alamosa, CO]
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10/22/2014 05:00 PM
Brewery News: OR: Deschutes Brewery heads to Houston, Texas, for Base Camp

Press Release

Are you ready Houston? Deschutes Brewery’s Base Camp for Beer Fanatics is heading your way for its final crazy traveling event week of the season! Craft beer fans are in for an amazing series of specialty beer tastings, beer and food pairings, and appearances by Woody, the giant beer barrel on wheels. Deschutes brewers, ambassadors and fanatics will be on hand to provide some in-the-trenches insight into our courageously crafted brews.

Deschutes Brewery’s Base Camp not only celebrates the brewery’s popular Mirror Pond Pale Ale, but they also pull out the stops with other year-round favorites and specialty brews that can’t be found elsewhere.

Where’s Woody?

Woody, Deschutes Brewery’s good-times-on-wheels mobile bar, will be meeting and greeting fans around the region throughout Base Camp week. Woody may be found roving around your Houston neighborhood so you can snap a few photos, grab some swag and have some afternoon fun. Follow him at @dbwoody!   

  • Wed, 11/12, 12-3pm
  • Thurs, 11/13, 12-3pm

You can chime in and listen to the Base Camp chatter on Twitter by following @DeschutesBeer & @DeschutesWoody
Event Overview:

  • Sat, 11/8, 1-5pm                       Woody Tailgate Party & Base Camp Kick-Off (Spec’s)
  • Tues, 11/11, 12-2pm                 Brewmaster Lunch Break (Nobi Public House)
  • Tues, 11/11, 6-9pm                   Pizza and Pints (Boondoggles)
  • Tues, 11/11, 6-9pm                   Brewmaster Bottle Share (Chelsea Wine Bar)
  • Wed, 11/12, 6-10pm                 Beer Knurd Bonanza (Flying Saucer – Downtown)
  • Wed, 11/12, 6-10pm                 Beer Knurd Bonanza (Flying Saucer – Sugarland)
  • Thurs, 11/13, 5:30-10pm           Pedals and Pints Pub Crawl (start: Urban Bicycle Gallery)
  • Thurs, 11/13, 6-9pm                 Pint Night (Hay Market)
  • Thurs, 11/13, 6-9pm                 Beer-aoke (Hans Bier Haus)
  • Thurs, 11/13, 7-10pm               Flights & Bites (BRC Gastropub)
  • Fri, 11/14, 12-3pm                    Brewers Luncheon (Hubbell and Hudson Market & Bistro)
  • Fri, 11/14, 5-7pm                      Deschutes Brewery 6 for 6 Sampling (HEB – The Woodlands)
  • Fri, 11/14, 8pm-late                   Base Camp Blowout (Little Woodrow’s -Midtown)

Media Contact:  Marie Melsheimer, 541-815-3951, marie@campbellconsulting.com

EVENT DETAILS

Woody Tailgate Party & Base Camp Kick-Off
Deschutes Brewery is kicking off a week-long string of events for beer fanatics with something they know how to do just right: a tailgate party. Why is this type of event a specialty of theirs? Well, they are bringing Woody, a giant traveling beer barrel, to the parking lot and he’s an expert. He’ll be lording over a tasty BBQ, plus cornhole and other games. Inside the store, Deschutes’ beers will be paired with Spec’s fine foods and visitors can chat beer with representatives who are visiting from the brewery’s Oregon headquarters.

When: Saturday, November 8, 1-5pm

Where: Spec's Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods, 2410 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006

Brewmaster Lunch Break
Have your mid-day respite in style at Nobi Public House and lunch while chatting with a Deschutes Brewery brewer (here visiting from Oregon) about all the fantastic beers you are sampling with your paired luncheon menu. Some of favorites from the brewery will be on tap, Woody – the giant traveling beer barrel – will be out front and giving away commemorative pint glasses. What better way to spend a Tuesday? You may want to take the rest of the afternoon off.

When: Tuesday, November 11, 12-2pm

Where: Nobi Public House, 241 E. Nasa PKWY, Webster, TX 77598

Pizza & Pints with Deschutes Brewery

Few things pair better than pizza and beer! This is especially true when you are enjoying both items while chatting with the Brewmaster from Deschutes Brewery, here from Oregon to celebrate all things craft beer. The pizza for the evening will be inspired by the brewery, and they’ll also be giving away commemorative pint glasses and hosting some fantastic live music. To top it off, you will get to meet the brewery’s giant traveling beer barrel, Woody!

When: Tuesday, November 11, 6-9pm

Where: Boondoggles Pub & Pizzeria, 4106 Nasa Pkwy, El Lago, TX 77586

Brewmaster Bottle Share with Deschutes Brewery
Deschutes Brewery is in town from Oregon, and tonight their Brewmaster will be sharing some special brews with Chelsea Wine Bar visitors. Exclusive flights of rare beers from the brewery have been paired up with cheeses to sing in perfect harmony in your mouth. Come get a commemorative pint glass and meet Woody, Deschutes’ giant traveling beer barrel.

When: Tuesday, November 11, 6-9pm

Where: Chelsea Wine Bar, 4106 Nasa Rd. 1, El Lago, TX 77586


Beer Knurd Bonanza (Houston)
The Deschutes Brewery gang is here from Oregon! Not only is the beer lineup for the evening totally “knurded” out with some fantastic Oregon brews, but visitors can quiz the Brewmaster who’ll be visiting from Deschutes as well. Sample some hard-to-find brews that have been paired up with great grub. You’ll have a chance to win special prizes by playing craft beer trivia, and we’ll be giving away limited edition stainless steel pint glasses to a few lucky patrons. Check the Flying Saucer website for special Deschutes events all week long: http://www.beerknurd.com/stores/houston/

When: Wednesday, November 12, 6-10pm

Where: The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (Downtown), 705 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Beer Knurd Bonanza (Sugar Land)
The Deschutes Brewery gang is traveling over from Oregon with Woody, their giant traveling beer barrel – the biggest beer “knurd” of them all. Not only is the beer lineup for the evening totally “knurded” out with some fantastic Oregon brews, but visitors can quiz the brewer who’ll be visiting from Deschutes as well. He’ll be leading a special bottle tasting of hard-to-find brews that you won’t want to miss. You’ll have a chance to win special prizes by playing the mother of all board games – Deschutes and Ladders. We’ll be giving away limited edition stainless steel pint glass to a few lucky patrons.

When: Wednesday, November 12, 6-10pm

Where: The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (Sugarland), 15929 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Pedals & Pints Pub Crawl
Riding bicycles from pub to pub is one of our favorite things to do. So to celebrate all things craft beer, Deschutes Brewery is inviting everyone to join in the bike crawl fun. Bikers start out the evening at Urban Bicycle Gallery for complimentary beer samples, and then make their way through the area to end up at BRC Gastropub (Just around the Corner from Urban Bicycle Gallery) for “Flights and Bites”. Each stop has special Deschutes Brewery beers and Woody, the brewery’s giant traveling beer barrel, will be the tour guide for the evening. Safety first - taillight and helmets are required. And if you’d like to donate a bag of dog food or a toy, Urban Bicycle Gallery will make sure it gets to a local dog shelter.

When: Thursday, November 13, 5:30-10pm

Where (and in this order):
Urban Bicycle Gallery, 4814 Nett St, Houston, TX 77007
The Hay Merchant, 1100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Hans Bier Haus, 2523 Quenby St. Houston, TX 77005
BRC Gastropub, 519 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007

Deschutes Brewery Pint Night
It’s your lucky night! Deschutes Brewery is in town from Oregon and they brought some special brews with them. Sample beers ranging from year-round favorites to specialty, hard-to-find brews from their Bond Street and Reserve Series. Woody, the brewery’s 25-foot long traveling beer barrel will be on hand, and the gang from Deschutes will be giving away prizes and pint glasses all evening long.

When: Thursday, November 13, 6-9pm

Where: The Hay Merchant, 1100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Beer-aoke with Deschutes Brewery

We all need a little liquid courage to get up on stage, right? Well then this is the perfect night to showcase your karaoke skills. Deschutes Brewery is in the house with a special lineup of beers to help you give your best performance. Woody, the brewery’s giant traveling beer barrel will be outside to cheer you on and provide a great backdrop for publicity photos after you exit stage left.

When: Thursday, November 13, 6-9pm

Where: Hans Bier Haus, 2523 Quenby St. Houston, TX 77005

Flights and Bites with Deschutes Brewery
A giant beer barrel, a brewer and a bunch of fun people have come to Houston from Oregon to celebrate all things craft beer – and they’re bringing the party to BRC Gastropub! Deschutes Brewery is in the house and the evening features specials on Deschutes’ flights and a Deschutes-inspired appetizer menu. Take home a commemorative pint glass and have the tastiest Thursday ever.

When: Thursday, November 13, 7-10pm

Where: BRC Gastropub, 519 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007

Brewers Luncheon
Have your mid-day respite in style at Hubbell and Hudson Market & Bistro and lunch while chatting with the Deschutes Brewery crew (here visiting from Oregon). You can talk with them about all the fantastic beers you are sampling with your special Deschutes-inspired lunch menu. Woody – the giant traveling beer barrel – will be on the patio and you can get your own commemorative pint glass. What better way to spend a Friday? You may want to take the rest of the afternoon off

When: Friday, November 14, 12-3pm

Where: Hubbell and Hudson Market & Bistro, 4526 Research Forest, Suite 100, The Woodlands, TX 77385

Deschutes Brewery 6 for 6 Sampling
Deschutes Brewery is bringing its “Base Camp for Beer Fanatics” to Houston, and they’re really doing it right in The Woodlands. Not only are they bringing their giant traveling beer barrel, Woody, to help celebrate, but there will be six beer samples throughout the store set up with six perfect bite-sized food pairings. Nosh on the goodies while viewing a live cooking demonstration on how to cook with beer. The brewery will be giving away some Oregon swag, so come on down and get some!

When: Friday, November 14, 5-7pm

Where: HEB (The Woodlands), 9595 Six Pines Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380

Deschutes Brewery Base Camp Blowout
Brace yourselves beer fanatics: Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery is wrapping up a week of craft beer celebrations in the Houston area in a big way! This Base Camp finale features music from some of Houston best local bands among other great entertainment. Get ready to loosen up and dance along while trying a specially selected lineup of Deschutes beers. The gang from Deschutes will be in the house to chat beer, give away prizes and snap your photo with Woody, their 25’ beer barrel on wheels.

When: Friday, November 14, 8pm-late

Where: Little Woodrow’s (Midtown), 2306 Brazos St, Houston, TX 77006

www.DeschutesBrewery.com     Facebook.com/Deschutes.Brewery   @DeschutesBeer



10/22/2014 04:10 PM
Coaster Critique: Black Bear Long Pumpkin Stout
Name: Long Pumpkin Stout    Brewed By: Black Bear Brewery Style: Pumpkin Stout ABV: 7%   Long Pumpkin Stout is deep black in color, no light breaks through, carbonation appears to be light, head is thin and khaki colored. Picking up some chocolate, maybe caramel notes in the nose, cinnamon and nutmeg are noticeable but not […]

10/22/2014 03:00 PM
Brewery News: OR: Eugene: Oakshire Brewing celebrates 8 years with Cascade Brewers Society, during National Homebrew Day

Press Release

EUGENE, OR (November 1, 2014) –Oakshire Brewing and Cascade Brewers Society are pleased to announce a collaborative event celebrating Oakshire’s 8th anniversary and National Learn to Homebrew Day.   On Sat. Nov.1 from 10am to 4pm at the Oakshire Public House in Eugene, members the local homebrew club will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss the homebrewing process.  A variety of brewing methods and associated equipment will be demonstrated, for beginning to advanced brewers.  Meanwhile Oakshire will be celebrating its homebrewing roots and its 8th anniversary with the release of Oakshire 8, a Barrel Aged Belgian Ale brewed with cherries, available on draft and in 750ml Belgian-Style Bottles.  Rounding out the event, local homebrew author Denny Conn will be on hand to sell and sign copies of his latest book “Experimental Homebrewing”. 

Learn to Homebrew Day was established by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1999 to encourage people to homebrew.   Their website HomebrewersAssociation.org is full of homebrewing information you can use to make your first batch.  Learn to Homebrew Day is an international event with locations around the world so people can learn how to brew or teach others how to make beer.

Oakshire is a community inspired small batch brewing company located in Eugene, OR.  Founded in 2006, Oakshire exists to create and share great beer experiences.  Oakshire’s beers, including Watershed IPA, Overcast Espresso Stout and a variety of limited release beers are available on draft, in cans and 22-ounce bottles throughout the Northwest and at the Oakshire Public House, located at 207 Madison Street in Eugene.  Learn more at http://oakbrew.com.

For more information about the event, contact Denny Conn of the Cascade Brewers Society (beerguy@cvcable.com) or Meridy Wheeler of Oakshire (meridy@oakbrew.com).



10/22/2014 01:26 PM
Pro golfers want in on craft beer boom with new product line
A threesome of pro golfers have teamed up to create some new options for the 19th hole. With the help of Florida-based brewer The Brew Hub, PGA tour members Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley and Freddie Jacobson are teeing up a line of new craft beers targeting golfers. The three beers — G-Mac’s Celtic Style Pale […]

10/22/2014 01:08 PM
Waconia Brewing Taproom Opens Today at 2pm
Today we add another brewery to the ranks! Beer fans, let’s give a warm welcome to Waconia Brewing Company located in (get this!) Waconia, MN. Today at 2pm, Waconia will be the first brewery to open its doors in the town since 1890. If you’re free, stop by ant welcome them to the scene. They’ll ...

10/22/2014 01:03 PM
Reuben’s Brews collaborates with UK brewery

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. A transatlantic collaboration between a Seattle brewery and a UK brewery produces Ottrey Porter, launching in Seattle on November 1st The other day I was talking to someone about the idea of our local breweries forging relationships with breweries overseas, similar to the way American cities have...

10/22/2014 12:42 PM
Beer Birthday: Jonathan Cutler
Today is the 42ND birthday of Jonathan Cutler, brewmaster/owner of Piece Brewing in Chicago. His brewpub makes great pizza and even better beer. Plus, he’s a terrific, fun person. He even got a shout-out at the Academy Awards a coiuple of years ago, when Quentin Tarantino said “Piece...

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10/22/2014 12:08 PM
Say what you want, but these are ridiculously tasty. #seaweed #nori #snack
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10/22/2014 10:45 AM
48 Hours in Berlin
Everyone knows that Berlin is cool. But the particular essence of that “cool” is something a bit more complex and a lot less self-conscious than ...

10/22/2014 09:00 AM
Draught House 46th Anniversary - October 25
As if I needed to tell you, Draught House Pub and Brewery is at 4112 Medical Parkway in Austin.



10/22/2014 08:22 AM
Bold Rock Cidery
After our great lunch at Wild Wolf Brewery last Saturday, we headed over to Bold Rock Cidery. Just last year we drove past Bold Rock but did not have time to stop in. At the time, it was just a small barn by the side of the road. Well, things change in a year and it's apparently been a very good year for cider. We walked our way up the hillside along a winding boardwalk, arriving at the 12,000 sq. ft. building that houses the cider making and bottling operations, a cider museum, and a large rustic seating area in which to enjoy the cider. Numerous tasting stations are set up where visitors are treated to free samples of the four ciders being produced. There is also a multi-level deck where one can sit outside and take in the view.



After standing there, and probably looking lost for a few moments we were directed to a tasting station where we tried out the four ciders. Bold Rock Virginia Apple is light, crisp and slightly sweet. Next we tried Virginia Draft. This cider is darker than the first, and drier with a bit less sweetness. Crimson Ridge Vintage Dry is a sparkling cider with a mild flavor and dry finish. Crimson Ridge Vat No. 1 is a sparkling cider with hints of tart green apples.

After our sampling, we made our way the serving bar where we all opted for glasses of Bold Rock Virginia Draft. Carrying our glasses outside to the deck, which is built over the hillside behind the cidery. It provides a gorgeous view of a mountain stream and of the mountains covered in their fall colors.



We lingered quite some time while sipping our cider and taking in the views. The weather was extremely pleasant and perfect for sitting outside. After finishing our drinks, we went inside to see the displays about cider making, as well as the watch the bottling machinery visible through glass walls. Watching the constant stream of bottles going down the lines, to be filled with cider and then packaged, combined with the rhythmic sounds accompanying the process was very mesmerizing.

The new Bold Rock cidery is quite impressive, and shows just how popular cider, particularly Bold Rock Cider, has become. Next time we visit, perhaps we'll pack a picnic lunch to enjoy while overlooking the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.


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10/22/2014 08:00 AM
New beer company tees off in Florida, headed by professional golfers
The Brew Hub in Lakeland is off to a great start with contracts to brew several beers for Cigar City Brewing Company and now a new set of brews from professional golfers Freddie Jacobson, Keegan Bradley, and Graeme McDowell. The trio of golfers have teamed up to produce a series of easy-drinking brews that pair perfectly with […]

10/22/2014 07:00 AM
Brewery News: OR: Deschutes Brewery expands distribution to Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia

Press Release

Bend, Oregon – Deschutes Brewery announced today that its craft beers will be available in Washington D.C. and northern Virginia starting the week of October 27. The Oregon-based brewery will partner with Premium Distributors of Virginia and Premium Distributors of Washington DC, both part of the Reyes Beverage Group.

Stacy Denbow, expansion manager for the brewery, said, “Our fans on the east coast have been anxious to get our beers for quite some time, so we’re happy to finally extend our reach their way. Our Zarabanda collaboration with Chef José Andrés was the impetus for the growth, and we are looking forward to launching a few of our fan favorites in the region as well.”

In Washington D.C. and northern Virginia (Arlington and Alexandria regions), Deschutes will initially offer year-round beers Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Fresh Squeezed IPA in draft only. Zarabanda will be available in both 22-ounce bottles and draft. A limited amount of Reserve Series bottles and kegs of Mirror Mirror and Black Butte XXVI will also make out for the launch.

Zarabanda, is a brand new spiced Saison that was created through a collaboration between José Andrés and Deschutes Brewery. Zarabanda provides a complex malt body formed from a generous use of Vienna and Spelt malts.  A classic Saison yeast strain contributes light fruit esters, which are complemented by aromatic dried lime, spicy pink peppercorn, lemon verbena and savory sumac. Launch events for the beer are being planned for later this fall.

Deschutes will also bring its celebrated barrel-aged imperial stout, The Abyss, to both the District of Columbia and Virginia when it is bottled later this year. More beers from the Deschutes Brewery portfolio will be launched in these areas later in 2015.

About Reyes Beverage Group
Reyes Beverage Group operates from seventeen warehouses in thirteen markets: Charleston/Beaufort South Carolina, Chicago, Northern Illinois, Los Angeles/Orange County, San Bernardino/Riverside California counties, San Diego, California, Central Florida, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Chesapeake Bay, and Northern Virginia -- offering the greatest variety of import, craft, and domestic beer brands available to retailers in their marketplace.  A fantastic portfolio, a strong team, and superior operations drive unsurpassed retailer knowledge and customer service, enabling Reyes Beverage Group to deliver the highest share of beer in their markets. For more information go to www.reyesbeveragegroup.com.

About Deschutes Brewery
Named as OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work for both 2013 and 2014, Deschutes Brewery was founded in 1988 as a brew pub in Bend, Oregon. The brewery is known for brewing a diverse line-up of award winning beers including the popular Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale. From the beginning, the focus has been on crafting the best beer and the food using only the finest ingredients.  In 2008, the brewery opened a second pub in Portland’s Pearl District. Deschutes Brewery now ships beer to 27 states and around the world from its main brewing facility located on the banks of the Deschutes River.  To find out more, visitwww.DeschutesBrewery.com or follow on Facebook (/Deschutes.Brewery) and Twitter (@DeschutesBeer).



10/22/2014 04:08 AM
Juicy Bangers vs. the Periodic Table of IPA

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Beer styles are hard work, so why don’t we sometimes talk instead about the ways in which different types of beer act on our palates and emotions, or the social functions they perform? When Chris Hall wrote about ‘juicy bangers’™ last week, something seemed to click: It captures in two words everything I look for from my […]

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10/22/2014 03:44 AM
Anheuser-Busch requests for Budweiser of Owensboro license transfer approval
Anheuser-Busch has filed a lawsuit in Franklin County asking the court to compel the Kentucky State ABC malt beverage administrator to immediately grant the company’s application for a distributor’s license in Owensboro (Budweiser of Owensboro), which has been pending for more than 60 days.

10/22/2014 03:11 AM
Finishing up
We're not still in Germany are we? Who'd have thought there'd be so much beer? This post is for some of the odds and sods from my notebook that didn't fit in anywhere else.

Novelty beer of the trip was one I spotted in Bamberg's Café Abseits and one I've been wanting to taste for a long time. Steinbier Original is brewed the prehistoric way, using hot rocks to boil the wort. I've read that this imparts a unique caramel flavour to the finished product. It arrived in a stein, of course, so I'm not exactly sure what colour it is, but it looked a kind of pale honey brown at the bottom of the mug. It tastes disappointingly plain and inoffensive: big on green noble hop herbal flavours and maybe some extra caramel, but not terribly impressive overall.

A pork-and-dumpling-free night in Bamberg brought us to a generic studenty pizzeria where Reckendorfer Pils was the house beer. It did the job: a clear bright gold with a lovely warming bread-like quality to it. Beats the hell out of the beer offering in most by-the-numbers Italian-style eateries.

My first beer of the trip was chugged from the bottle with a döner at Munich railway station, waiting for the Nuremberg train. It was Tegernseer Helles and it was similarly functional: smooth and sweet with just enough crispness to balance it, but otherwise not very memorable. The brewery have recently opened a bar in the centre of Munich so, following a couple of recommendations, I wandered in for a gander. Tegernseer Tal - Bräuhaus is a very bright and airy pub, and was trading briskly on the Tuesday afternoon we visited. For me a Tegernseer Hopf, their weissbeer. It smells strangely sour and the texture is a bit watery but there are some great flavours: traditional ones like bubblegum and clove, but also notes of pineapple and tinned peaches. Herself opted for Tegernseer Dunkel, a chestnut brown lager with lots of chocolate, burnt toast and grain husks. Wholesome, but quite hard work.

Our last day involved a mini pub crawl around Munich, taking in the Augustiner Grossgaststätten, Ayinger Wirtshaus and out to the English Gardens for a Hofbräu under the Chinese Tower. The lunchtime crowd was a mix of locals and the first of the large groups of tourists arriving in for Oktoberfest, due to begin a couple of days later. The band played and there were occasional screams from those hit by conkers from the enormous chestnut trees. All rather jolly. As well as Hofbräu Helles from the holzfass, the bar was selling Hofbräu Urbock. It's rose gold and offers up an enticing maple syrup aroma. This woody quality continues in the flavour, with extra sweet burnt notes. A delicious outdoor sipper and a nice bookend to the trip.

10/22/2014 03:05 AM
German brewing in 1966 - top-fermenting styles
There's some fascinating information this time about German top-fermenting styles. A topic very dear to my heart as an enthusistic drinker of  both Kölsch and Alt.

But first a recap of the crazy rules on gravity in force until the 1990's:

"According to existing regulations, beers with original gravity from 5.5 to 7%, from 8 to 11% or from 14 to 16% may not be sold. The weaker "Einfach Bier" (below 5.5% O.G.) and "Schank Bier" (7-8% O.G.) have no importance at present, but they may become important as beers suitable for drivers, owing to their low alcohol contents. Since the last war, top-fermentation beers have also become more popular."
Journal of the Institute of Brewing, Volume 72, Issue 1, January-February 1966, page 14.

There are still very few beers brewed to the old forbidden zone gravities. For a long time almost all the beer sold in Germany has been in the Vollbier band: 11º to 14º Plato. About the only Schankbier used to be Berliner Weisse, though in recent years low-gravity versions of Pils and Hefeweizen have appeared.

Which top-fermenting styles were gaining popularity? Was it Kölsch and Alt? I'm pretty sure the Weissbier revival came later.

"The Bavarian wheat beer with its in-bottle fermentation is being replaced by filtered beer of high CO2 content which is bottled under high pressure and has a content of 7-9 g. CO2 per litre."
Journal of the Institute of Brewing, Volume 72, Issue 1, January-February 1966, page 14.

This reads so odd now. I've just been trailing through current Bavarian breweries beer ranges. And while pretty much all brew at least one Hefeweizen, I can't recall more than a couple of Kristallweizen. The style has clearly lost a great deal of popularity at the expense of the unfiltered version.

Now some stuff about other top-fermenters:

""Kolsch" is produced mainly in the Cologne area. It has a very pale colour, is heavily hopped (400 g. per hl.) and until recently has only been available on draught. It is now being sold in bottles with a considerable advertising campaign behind it. The so-called "Alt bier" from the Dusseldorf area is now being produced in the lower Rhine area; it is nearly as dark as the Munich beer but not as malty: the colour of the beer comes from coloured malt. It also is strongly hopped (approx. 400 g. per hl.).

Generally speaking, the 11.5-13% top-fermentation beers require a shortened fermentation and storage time and they are therefore popular with the brewery technician, although the very necessary separation between top and bottom fermentation results in certain complications to the brewing process."
Journal of the Institute of Brewing, Volume 72, Issue 1, January-February 1966, page 14.

Two intersting points there: the high hopping rate of Kölsch and Alt; and that their hopping rate is quoted as being the same at 400 gm per hl. Both at the top end of the Pilsner range. My guess woiuld be that for Alt the hopping rate haas remained similar, while for most examples of Kölsch it has been considerably reduced.

Is it true that beers like Kölsch and Alt require a shorter storage time? Surely if they are lagereed the way they should be there's no great difference?

Finally, one of those weird almost beer German styles:

"To this already considerable number of beer types there must be added the so-called "Nähr-Biere," which may be roughly translated as food beer, and the so-called sweet beer, which is Nahr-Biere enriched with sugar. Despite a normal original wort they have very low alcohol contents (0.5-1.5%). In order to achieve this, the fermentation is either interrupted or slowed down; alternatively, the beer is originally brewed with a weak wort, and only after filtration is its gravity increased by the addition of first worts or sugars. It is easily understandable that these types of beers have to be pasteurized in the bottle."
Journal of the Institute of Brewing, Volume 72, Issue 1, January-February 1966, page 14.

As you've porobaly noticed, the usal restrictions of the Reinheitsgebot did not apply to Nähr-Bier. There used to be lots of types of weak, top-fermenting beer in North Germany which gradually died away after WW I. there are still odd examples, but the quantites produced are tiny. They're also sometimes sweetened with artificial sweetener. How exactly that is consudered acceptable under the Reinheitsgebot is a mystery to me.

Next time it's malting.

10/22/2014 01:27 AM
Beer In Ads #1350: This Is How Beer Ought To Taste
Tuesday’s ad is for the Continental Can Company, from 1935, the year beer cans debuted. I love the innocent photo, and that tagline: “Say! This Is How Beer Ought To Taste!” And the can itself is priceless in its generic-ness, not to mention “Cap Sealed” and...

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10/21/2014 09:00 PM
Brewery Release: NW: Coming Soon … Jamaican me Pumpkin
Press Release
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10 Barrel is releasing their second bottled pumpkin beer ever… Jamaican me Pumpkin - a 10.4% rum barrel aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale with over a year in the barrels.
According to the brewery: “We had a theory that you could age almost anything in a Jamaican rum barrel and it would taste great so we decided to test that theory with an Imperial Pumpkin Ale. With over a year in the barrels we came to one conclusion: We were right!”
Jamaican Me Pumpkin is the latest beer in 10 Barrel’s annual barrel aged beer release following up 16 Barrels in 2013 and Rye’m or Treason in 2012. Jamaican Me Pumpkin will be available in the coming weeks in all good bottles shops and specialty grocery stores around OR, ID and WA and at the 10 Barrel Bend and Boise pubs.
About 10 Barrel Brewing Co
10 Barrel Brewing Co. is a Bend, OR based brewery with one simple mindset… brew beer, drink beer and have fun doing it. For more information check out www.10barrel.com or get social at fb.com/10barrelbrewingco and @10barrelbrewing on Instagram and Twitter.


10/21/2014 08:30 PM
Naked City hosting a Beers Made By Walking tapping event this Thursday

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. A few months ago we told you about a uncommon program designed to incorporate hiking and urban strolling into the brewing process: Beers Made By Walking. (read that post.) Today we are happy to announce that this Thursday, October 23 Naked City Brewery hosts a Beers Made...

10/21/2014 06:03 PM
Colorado Beer News 102114
Colorado Beer NewsToday is Reptile Awareness Day. This seldom celebrated "holiday" was created to help raise awareness of the 6,500 to 10,000 different species of reptiles in the world and promote learning about them. Reptiles include snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodiles, and alligators. While you might not have many reptile living near you, it's always a good idea to know what may be living near use just in case you encounter one. So toast today to our cold-blooded friends and appreciate those creatures that live around you. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, October 21st, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

[CO Beer Festivals] -- [Beer Dinners] -- [CO Beer Releases]

Metro Denver

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - It's the middle of October Pumpkin Cask Month at CKBC. Tomorrow, Oct. 22nd, they'll tap a cask of Bourbon Oak Aged Pumpkin Porter. It's a pumpkin with a kick! Stop in for a glass. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - It's Day 2 of their birthday celebration week. Today they bring out the popular Chile Golden Ale. The beer has the aroma of poblanos and the taste of Hatch Green chilies. Not much heat but a lot of flavor and aroma. Come on down and try a pint today! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Platt Park Brewing Co (Denver) - Halloween is right around the corner! On Thursday 10/23 they will be Carving Pumpkins. Feel free to bring the kids, your own pumpkin, and they will supply the rest. After, they will display all the carved pumpkins on their front patio! Also, Halloween Night, from 6pm-12am they are going to have a Kids Costume Contest @ 6PM and an Adult Costume Contest @ 10PM, a haunted brewery dance and Special Beer Releases! Make sure to be dressed and ready to party! [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - In case you missed it last night, they've put up a Smoked Doppelbock on tap as of last night. Open today from 4pm til 9pm. [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Rockyard Brewing Co (Castle Rock) - The quest for the perfect double IPA continues this week with a release of another infamous Jellyman's Deviation beer this Friday, October 24th at 4pm. This time they're tapping "Jelly 3.0" an IIPA brewed with a Belgian yeast blend. This big brew weighs in at 11.5% ABV and is served in a tulip glass. The brew has a spiced tea-like flavor with an even bitter finish. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - Mark your calendars for Halloween Night for "Boo at the Mu". They'll be hosting a costume contest. You can get a free 5oz pour of their small batch "Witches' Brew" IF you can get it from their Haunted Cellar. Muahahahahahah! 9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Huzzah! Tap-It Tuesday is back! Tonight at 6pm they will be tapping "Between the Staves", a collaboration beer they did with Anchorage Brewing Company. This beer is a sour ale aged in cognac barrels. $5 taster, $10 full pour. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Here's all the fresh tappings today at Hops & Pie: Hoponious Union from Jack's Abby, Ghoul Fuel from Bull & Bush, Standard from Prairie, Pumpkin Patch from Rogue, and Mystic Momma from Jacki O's. Get 2 drafts and an 18" 2-topping pizza for $23 today from 5pm to close. Try their Roasted Pumpkin soup too! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Boggy Draw Brewery (Sheridan) - Progress is being made on this brewery in the making. Today their brewhouse arrived and is in their building. Stay tuned for further updates on this new brewery. Future location: [3535 S Platte River Dr, Sheridan, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Just in case you were curious as to what the brewers have been up to - they are planning to brew 75 barrels of beer in the next 10 days. The recipe list includes: Colorado Cream Ale, IPA No. 1 (yup, it's coming back), Dubbel (new), Milk Stout (new) and another beer TBD (taking suggestions). Meanwhile, plenty of beer already on tap. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Floodstage Ale Works (Brighton) - There's going to be a Historic Downtown Brighton Halloween Pub Crawl on Saturday, october 25th from 2pm til 9pm. Participating are Brighton Tavern, Copper Rail, La Estrellita, Jordinelli's, Jerry's and Floodstage Ale Works. Come by and see them. Open 7 days a week til 2am. [170 S Main St, Brighton, CO]

ACBR Holiday Beer Bash (Denver) - Join American Craft Beer Radio on the evening of November 21st 6-9pm at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (yes, you will be drinking delicious beer around classic out-of-commission aircraft) for their 2nd Annual Holiday Beer Bash! Interact with the brewing industry first hand and sample hundreds of different seasonal and year-round offerings. 35 + featured breweries with unlimited sampling. Local chefs serving sample food offerings. TONS of prizes to give away (what are the holidays without gifts?) 21+ admission ONLY. VIP tickets get in 1 hour early at 5pm. Tickets available on Eventbrite. [7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO]

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen (Denver) - Two beers just went on tap today: "Lonely Sheep" Scottish 90 Shilling and also "Boxer" India Red Ale. Come and get them! [800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO]

FERMÆNTRA (Denver) - The opening date has finally been set for this new brewery in Denver. FERMÆNTRA plans to open on November 15th, 2014. Stay tuned for more details on what this brewery will bring to the tap wall and what others can do to add to that list. [1715 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Announcing the release of a new beer this Thursday, October 23rd - Pepo the Picker, a sour ale with pumpkin and apple. This is a collaboration brew between Odd13 and Stem Ciders. Pepo the Picker is an intensely sour brown ale brewed with pumpkin and fermented with juice from granny smith and crab apples. Subtly spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and cardamon. Bottles will also be available for purchase. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Mark your calendars for our 1st Annual Hoppy Halloween Bash on Friday, Oct. 31st. There will be both a pumpkin and costume contests. Bring in a carved pumpkin on the 29th or 30th to be judged on Halloween. Wear your costume on Halloween for happy hour pricing all night. Both pumpkin and costume judging will be at 8pm. 1st place prize for pumpkins and costumes = $25 gift certificate, 2nd place = $15 gift certificate, 3rd place = free pint. [297 N US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - The Edge of Town Brown is now available once again on tap! Stop in soon and try a pint. [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co - Lee Hill (Boulder) - Finish up that costume, and get ready for a freaky fun time with some beats, boos and brews at Upslope Swills & Chills Halloween Costume Party on Friday, October 31st (9:00 pm-1:00 am) at their Lee Hill tap room. They're clearing out their barrel room to make room for all the Thriller dance moves you'll be busting out to their live DJ, Old Man Winters. They'll also have a costume contest at 11:00 pm (1st place wins a $100 tap room gift card!), a specialty Halloween-themed brew, Cheese Louise food truck, and games & prizes kicking off the night beginning at 5:00 pm. [1501 Lee Hill Rd #20, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing CO - Flatiron Park (Boulder) - Upslope Brewing is getting ready to celebrate their 6th anniversary! Another year down and another excuse to party - help them celebrate six years of Upslope beers on Saturday, November 8th (2:00-8:00 pm) at their Flatiron Park brewery! They’ll have new & vintage releases, plenty of food trucks, games and live music on their back dock to help them toast to six more incredible years. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Erie) - At last, their award winning Echo Amber is now back on tap. pair that with one of their pizzas and you're sure to have a good day. Open tonight from 3pm to 9pm with Happy Hour $1 off pints 3pm to 6pm Monday through Thursday. [600 Briggs St, Erie, CO]

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - Why wait til Halloween to party? Left Hand is hosting their Halloween Party this Friday, October 24th from 9pm to 11:30pm. This party has a $13 cover charge. There will be live music from "Judge Roughneck", an awesome Costume Contest with 3 places. Top prize is Beer-for-a-Year! 2nd place is a case of beer, and 3rd place is a 6-pack. They will also have two beer releases that night - Safety Round 6 & 7 (session IPAs) at 9pm. Try out that costume a week early. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Wearing your Aleworks tee to the brewery earns you $1 off every pint in the taproom today! Buy a tee or hoodie today, and they'll treat you to a beer. Also, stop in today for their pumpkin carving contest. BYO pumpkin and tools. Complimentary beer for all participants 5-10pm. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today's Beer Pic of the Day comes from Pateros Creek Brewing Company. They were showing off their line-up of canned beers today. Look for these brews wherever PCBC beers are sold. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]


Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - The brewery is still looking for more people to join in for their Murder Mystery Beer Dinner at Grimm Bros on Wednesday, October 29th from 6pm to 9pm. This is a dress-up in costume beer dinner and murder mystery. 10-20 players will participate going for roughly 3 hours. $35 per ticket. 3 course dinner from Road Grill and beer included. Prizes will be given out to Super Sleuth, Wealthiest Player, Best Costume and Best Performer. More info on their Facebook event page. Also, coming up this Friday, October 24th, Grimm Bros will release their Pumpkin Griffin Hefeweizen Ale. It's a special version of their regular hefeweizen only with pumpkin and spices. Plus, as a bonus for reading this whole listing - you can get $3 pints from 5pm to 8pm tonight (10/21). [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Learn to homebrew with Dr. Pat! On "Learn To Homebrew Day", Saturday November 1st, you can attend a 2 hour class from 10am to 12pm and learn all the basics of doing an all grain brew via a Brew in a Bag system and they won't even need a mash tun. The cost of the class is $20 and you can buy your ticket in the Hop Hut or the Home Brew Shop on site or call (970) 674-2841 to sign up. After the class you can use your ticket as a 10% off coupon in their Home Brew shop. Also, this Wednesday, October 22nd at 5pm they'll be tapping another Ales from the Crypt beer - Hoprenomicon - Deadite Pale Ale. And then on Thursday, October 23rd they'll re-lease another beer - Dr. Pat's #14 (IPA). [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - You're going to want to leave work early for this one! CHILI BEER is being released today! They're sure you've tried all sorts of chili beers, but you haven't tried their head brewer Z's yet - and you are in for a treat. This recipe is a decade in the making. Thanks to local farm Fossil Creek Farms for the chilies and to The Kitchen Fort Collins for the labor. Stats: 6.3% ABV, 17 IBUs. Specialty Ingredients: Organic Serrano and Anaheim peppers from Fossil Creek Farm. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Plan to attend a Halloween Party at The Plow on Friday, October 31st starting at 6pm. wear your best costume and get a chance to win their costume contest. There will be delicious pizza available from Elements Wood Fired Oven, plus live music from Mostly Joe Hawkins. There will be an awesome Pumpkin Brew that will be tapped that will knock your socks off. Bring a friend! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - New at the IB this week: A small batch of Ahtanum Montana Pale Ale is ready! (5.8% ABV and 40 IBU) They're also now offering their new menu with Oscar's across the street--food is available to order anytime they're open! [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Breckenridge Brew Pub (Breckenridge) - There's a new offering on the secret tap right now if you ask for it - check out their Pumpkin Stout. This is a popular brew this time of year. Get it while it lasts! [600 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO]

Revolution Brewing (Paonia) - The brewery just obtained a new (to them) 10 bbl boil kettle. Look for even more beer flowing from their taps in the near future. [325 Grand Ave, Paonia, CO]
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10/21/2014 05:34 PM
Darkness Eve at Stub & Herbs Friday
True to form, the fine folks at Stub & Herb’s have promised to play host to a “Darkness Eve” celebration at the bar this Friday. They’ve assembled 15 different Surly offerings as well as a ton Other great beers. They’ll be tapping Darkness 2013 at 8pm and Darkness 2014 at 10pm. See below for the ...

10/21/2014 05:10 PM
Answer to the eternal question: Stir a cocktail or shake it?
And that’s why James Bond is a secret agent instead of a bartender. “It is rarely wrong to stir a drink, but often wrong to shake it.” On the most recent episode of “The Cocktail Spirit” on the Small Screen Network, mixology expert and historian Robert Hess explains in no uncertain terms the correct circumstances […]

10/21/2014 04:36 PM
Bartenders Face Off to Craft Best Greek Yogurt & Gin Cocktail (Yes, You Read that Right)
It’s back. Top bartenders from around North America face off in a quest to be named the best. In this first elimination round, the contenders are tasked with creating a signature cocktail for the judges with a surprise ingredient that’s usually on the breakfast menu, not the cocktail menu.   SOURCE

10/21/2014 04:23 PM
What comes after the Resurrrection?
From Michael Klein today: Realtors today may toss around phrases like “Southwest Center City,” “Graduate Hospital” or “Grays Ferry,” but the slice of South Philly hard by the South Street Bridge has carried the name Devil’s Pocket for decades. Story … Continue reading

10/21/2014 02:54 PM
Downpour Brewing opens this Saturday in Kingston

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. This just in. Downpour Brewing, a brand new brewery in Kingston, Washington, is scheduled to open this Saturday, October 25. Located within walking distance of the ferry dock, the tasting room at Downpour Brewing promises to provide bar seating, TVs, picnic tables, and a kid’s play area....

10/21/2014 11:59 AM
Jacksonville to host Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout event on Black Friday
For millions of shoppers in the United States the day after Thanksgiving is heaven on earth. Known as Black Friday, it is the single biggest shopping day of the year with hundreds of retailers vying for their dollars with outrageous sales and incentives. But, for beer lovers, it is also a day awaited all year […]

10/21/2014 08:17 AM
New cookbook features recipes made to be enjoyed with beer
This hip new cookbook features over 325 irresistible recipes and, in addition to delicious bar food recipes, aspiring cooks can find instructions for beer cocktails, chuggers, shots, shooters, chasers, punches, floats, and shakes, with nearly 1,000 related pairing suggestions using today’s most popular craft and seasonal beer styles.

10/21/2014 06:07 AM
The Session #93 announced: Beer Travel
Brian and Maria at the Roaming Pint have announced the topic for The Session #93 will be “Beer Travel.” They travel to beer destinations around the country in an RV, but that’s not a requirement to partcipate. Because Beer by Bart asked writers in Session #29 to tell him about their favorite beer trips Brian […]

10/21/2014 04:23 AM
Updates to Our Lists & Guides

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Psst! Up there ↑ in the top navigation bar there are quite a few interesting bits and pieces. That’s where we keep pages (permanent) as opposed to posts (transitory) and under ‘Guides and Lists’ you’ll find things like links to local pub guides around the blogoshire and advice on how to go about becoming a fully-fledged beer geek. But […]

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10/20/2014 10:53 PM
Wild Game and Brewer’s Feast at Grand Superior Lodge
Drop everything. The colorful palette of the north is calling your name… and your belly. Jump in the car (make a reservation first!) and head north to Grand Superior Lodge for some fine imbibing and delicious wild game. Oh, and the colors aren’t bad this time of year, either. Whether you choose to stay the ...

10/20/2014 10:21 PM
Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 40/41, 2014.
Clamps and Gaskets: weekly roundup
A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.

Weeks 40/41
28 September - 11 October 2014


  • 2014.10.11
    "Tasting Whiskey," new book by Lew Bryson —editor of Whiskey Advocate Magazine— released.
    —Via Facebook.


  • Baltimore Beer Week 2013 (logo)
  • 2014.10.10
    The 6th annual Baltimore (Maryland) Beer Week began today. Runs through 19 October 2014.
    —Via Baltimore Beer Week.


  • 2014.10.09
    Stone Brewing Company, of Escondido, California 10th largest U.S. craft brewery, to build an East Coast brewery and restaurant, in Richmond, Virginia, opening in 2016, employing more than 288 people.
    —Via Barley Blog.


  • 2014.10.06
    The 'best' beer of each U.S. state, as determined by the highest RateBeer.com scores.
    —Via Business Insider.


  • 2014.10.04
    Is drinking local beer always the best way? Greg Engert of Bluejacket, Washington, D.C., looks at beer quality and flavor as obvious, but sometimes ignored, factors in choosing a 'good' beer.
    —Via Esquire Magazine.


  • 2014.10.04
    The great American beers of 2014, as judged at the Great American Beer Festival, in Denver, Colorado.
    —Via YFGF.


  • 2014.10.03
    "If craft brewing had come along just a little sooner, Ballantine IPA might well now be considered [craft beer's] grandfather."
    —Via Jeff Alworth in All About Beer.


  • 2014.10.02
    "Beer is the purest of all alcoholic beverages." Franciscan Roman Catholic nun, Sister Doris Engelhard, Europe's last brewmaster nun, at Mallersdorf Abbey, in Bavaria, Germany.
    —Via The Atlantic.


  • 2014.10.02
    U.S. government to reduce brewers bond and paperwork, for breweries producing fewer than seven thousand five hundred barrels of beer per year.
    —Via Brewbound.


  • 2014.09.30
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the first-ever case of Ebola in the U.S., in Dallas, Texas.
    —Via Washington Post.


  • 2014.09.29
    Beer writers continue to equate the complex flavor of wet-hopped beers (beers hopped with hops only hours removed from the harvest) with insipid, immature, Beaujolais Nouveau wines.
    —Via Bon Appetit.


  • Cinderella & the pumpkin
  • 2014.09.29
    Pumpkin beers in early Colonial America.
    —Via Library of Congress.


  • 2014.09.28
    German waiter sets world record, carrying 27 liter-mugs of beer, weighing 62 kilograms (136 pounds), for a distance of 40 meters (43.7 yards). Some spillage allowed.
    —Via Daily Mail.


  • 2014.09.28
    For the 2012 vintage, two hundred and sixty-seven Medoc chateaux have been classified as Cru Bourgeois; the most ever.
    —Via Decanter.


  • Bartender Rachel @DRP (03)
  • 2014.09.28
    A ten-step primer to pouring draught beer correctly —and actually pouring the beer is only one of the ten.
    —Via Brewers Association.


  • 2014.09.28
    "Wine should be paired with a meal, not a weather report." The wine reviewer for the Washington Post recommends Riesling (for its acidity and relatively low alcohol content) for Oktoberfest-style meals of wurst and sausages.
    —Via Dave McIntyre.


  • 2014.09.28
    In 2014, two-thousand acres in New York were devoted to growing barley for malting. Future demand in the state could support thirty-thousand acres.
    —Via Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

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  • Clamps and Gaskets is a bi-weekly wrap-up of stories  not posted at Yours For Good Fermentables.com. Most deal with beer (or wine, or whisky); some do not. But all are brief, and many are re-posts from twitter.com/cizauskas.
  • The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.


10/20/2014 10:01 PM
Dry Hopping and the Diacetyl Rest

It’s the name of my new novel – Dry Hopping and the Diacetyl Rest. Do you think it will sell? Probably not as well as The Joy of Homebrewing. The title of this post is more of a mashup of what I did with my harvest lager last week and this past weekend. In lager […]

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10/20/2014 08:22 PM
Maritime Pacific Brewing releasing its fresh hop XPA this Wednesday

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. A couple years ago I posted a story about the first fresh hop beers of the season. Specifically, which breweries would be first out of the gate with fresh hop ales. Seemed like important info for hop hounds like me. Someone commented on that post and said,...

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