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07/25/2014 03:37 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

07/25/2014 03:37 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.....

07/25/2014 03:37 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!

07/25/2014 03:37 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’.....

07/25/2014 03:37 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!

07/25/2014 03:30 AM
Siren White IPA

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We weren’t sure what to expect from a beer with this name, but extreme pallor was, we thought, a given. After a firm zip and hiss, it actually emerged from the bottle somewhere near amber, haze-free, with an immoveable, whipped-cream head. Puzzled, we read the label again: it’s their ‘expression of a wit bier’ with IPA hopping, […]

Siren White IPA

07/25/2014 03:05 AM
On the trail of Rose's Oatmeal Stout
Rose's Oatmeal Stout, based on current evidence, was the first of its type. But tracking down more information on its brewer, Rose & Wilson, is proving trickier than anticipated.

But "A Century of British Brewers" lists no brewery of that name. Neither does "Hull and East Yorkshire Breweries", nor "The Brewing Industry: a Guide to Historical Records".

The trademark case mentioned that they had breweries in Hull and Grimsby. I'm pretty sure this is the Grimsby branch:
"The ordinary operations on Monday were supplemented by Messrs. Thomas, Peyer, and Miles' offer of a couple of breweries, together with a large parcel of Shares in such industries. The total realisations of the day, nearly £70,000, were mainly the result of this firm's success herein. The properties were the Wellow Brewery, Great Grimsby, with modern 15-quarter plant, and 19 freehold and leasehold hotels, public and beer houses, which changed hands at £23,000 ; the goodwill of the trade is represented by the beer duty payments last year, which amounted to nearly £3000, and the sole right to manufacture Rose and Co.'s oatmeal stout;"
London Standard - Monday 14 May 1900, page 2.
Which gets a small entry:

"Lewis & Barker, Wellow Brewery, 24 Wellowgate, founded 1802. Acquired by the Nottingham Brewery Ltd. 1900 with 19 tied houses. Closed 1944."
"A Century of British Brewers Plus" by Norman Barber, 2005, page 75.
It wasn't a very big brewery. 15-quarters equates to about 60 barrels of standard-strength beer. So an annual capacity of maybe 18,000 barrels.

This shows how exclusive that right to Oatmeal Stout was:

"Messrs J. and T. Usher, Ltd., the New City Brewery, River Street, Bristol, have an inviting stall, and thereat samples are given of their speciality—oatmeal stout. This is brewed by J. and T. Usher, Ltd.. from oatmeal, specially suitable for those requiring light nourishing stout. It possesses all the nutritive, strengthening, and stimulating properties of oatmeal. Sufferers from indigestion, neuralgia, anaemia, sleeplessness, brain fag, and general debility experience great benefit by regular use it. liquid food, and forms an agreeable and refreshing beverage"

 See how they pushed the health aspect of Oatmeal Stout? I'm sure it's totally true. A newspaper wouldn't lie, would it?

07/25/2014 02:56 AM
Knee Deep Brewing Company McCarthy’s Bane Imperial Red Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review. Tonight’s featured beer is Knee Deep Brewing Company McCarthy's Bane Imperial Red Ale. From the Knee Deep Brewing Company website: “Attention citizens of America! The reds are among us! An Imperial Red was spotted in the vicinity of Knee Deep B ...

07/25/2014 02:53 AM
Beer jobs — Merc’s Bier Cafe, Mornington VIC
Merc's Bier Cafe are looking for a head chef and a sous chef to work with us in opening our venue in August.

07/25/2014 01:59 AM
World class judging panel assembled for Australian Cider Awards
An international expert will headline the judging panel for Cider Australia's national awards program.

07/25/2014 01:54 AM
Be the first to experience Nomad Beers
The wait is over, the Nomad Brewing Company's first beer hits the taps in the coming week.

07/25/2014 01:28 AM
Beer Lovers Sample Craft Beers At Buffalo Brewers Festival
International Business Times Beer Lovers Sample Craft Beers At Buffalo Brewers Festival TWC News The Buffalo-Niagara Brewers Association hosted over 30 different breweries at Canalside. Beer lovers got the chance to sample craft brews from across New York State. Brewers Association members say the festival gives smaller breweries the e ...

07/24/2014 11:58 PM
Viking Brewpub prepares to set sail in Stoughton
Isthmus Viking Brewpub prepares to set sail in Stoughton Isthmus Stoughton is getting ready to welcome Dane County's newest brewery. The Viking Brewpub, in the works over the last year, is getting ready to open in early August. Owner Vik Malling, 68, says renovations are nearly complete on the building at 211 E ...

07/24/2014 10:30 PM
Beer Bash in Downtown SGF for Craft Beer Week
OzarksFirst.com Beer Bash in Downtown SGF for Craft Beer Week OzarksFirst.com Beer Bash in Downtown SGF for Craft Beer Week. KOLR10 News. 07/19/2014 02:27 PM. 07/19/2014 03:46 PM. SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Craft beers fans have something to celebrate this week. July 13-18 is Springfield Craft Beer week and local breweries are ... Video: ...

07/24/2014 10:04 PM
False Start Session IPA – A Beer for the 12th Man

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Seahawks training camp officially starts today, which means our thoughts will soon be turning to another amazing season of screaming and hollering like crazed lunatics. The 12th Man needs something to soothe the vocal chords, so Redhook says, “You bring the noise and we’ll bring the beer.”...

07/24/2014 09:08 PM
Beer jobs: Sales Executive, South East Queensland
Craft and Imported Beer company requires a person with knowledge of the South East Queensland Hotels, Bars, Restaurants and retail outlets to sell their wide range of products.

07/24/2014 09:00 PM
Brewpub Coming to 18th and Mission
Mission Local Brewpub Coming to 18th and Mission Mission Local This is old news by today, but in case you missed it: a brewery called Citizen Fox is coming to the long vacant discount store on the corner of 18th and Mission. It's called Citizen Fox and will fill the huge 18,000 square foot space that has been ...

07/24/2014 08:59 PM
The First Fresh Hop Ale of the Season – Releasing on August 9th

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Seriously? I am not at all ready for summer to be over. But, then again, I’m always happy when the fresh hop ales start to show up, a sure sign that the final days of summer are upon us. And that’s what happens on August 9th in...

07/24/2014 08:14 PM
B2 Bomber Mach 4.0
Bridge Road Brewers has reached its ninth year of brewing in 2014. To celebrate they have decided to continue their B2 Series into its fourth year.

07/24/2014 07:53 PM
Avery Brewing To Release 5 Monks Bourbon Barrel-Aged Beer

Boulder, CO –This Sunday Avery Brewing Company will release No. 22 in it’s Barrel-Aged Series, 5 Monks, a 19.4% ABV Bourbon bar…

The post Avery Brewing To Release 5 Monks Bourbon Barrel-Aged Beer appeared first on thefullpint.com.

07/24/2014 07:26 PM
Big Al Brewering Releases Time Capsule Brett IPA

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Whenever I think of a time capsule, I think of a cartoon frog singing, “Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime doll…” It’s an indelible memory etched deep into my psyche from an old Warner Bros Loony Tunes cartoon. A classic. But, this is about...

07/24/2014 07:24 PM
Empyrean’s Carpe Brewem Imperial Mango IPA Now Available

Lincoln, NE – One of the most sought after beers from Empyrean Brewing Company is returning to the market, this time with a wid…

The post Empyrean’s Carpe Brewem Imperial Mango IPA Now Available appeared first on thefullpint.com.

07/24/2014 05:21 PM
Real Ale 18th Anniversary Gose cans now available
Press Release:  (Blanco, TX) – Real Ale Brewing Co. will be releasing its 18th Anniversary Gose state-wide in 12oz. cans this week. First served earlier this year at our annual anniversary celebration, this refreshing wheat beer was previously draft only. […]

07/24/2014 05:19 PM
NBWA: New Gallup Poll Shows Beer as Americans’ Adult Beverage of Choice
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) – which represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributors – is celebrating a new Gallup poll showing that Americans who drink alcohol choose beer over wine and liquor as the type of alcohol they consume most often. The poll found that 41 percent of U.S. drinkers report they typically drink beer; 31 percent name wine and 23 percent name liquor. “Today’s marketplace offers an unparalleled number of styles, varieties and flavors of beer to consumers from coast to coast,” said NBWA President and [...]

07/24/2014 05:14 PM
Craft Beer and Brewing 20% Magazine Discount for the BeerSmith Community
CBB3-C1-Cover.inddI’ve enjoyed reading the new Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine, just launched this Spring, which is packed with great articles for home brewers and craft beer enthusiasts. They were kind enough the offer the BeerSmith community a 20% discount on new subscriptions. To get the discount go to the subscription page and use the coupon […]

07/24/2014 05:11 PM
Colorado Beer News 072414
Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Tell an Old Joke Day. In honor of this day, here is a joke that has a local twist to it. A bum walked into a very chic pub and ordered a beer. Discreetly, the bartender informed him, "We do not serve riff raff here." To which the bum responded, "Then what brands do you serve here?" - Dig up an old joke that you once told years ago and tell it again. Who knows, there might just be someone who hasn't heard that one yet. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, July 24th, 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

Living The Dream Brewing Co (Littleton) - There's a big hoppy brew set to tap tomorrow on Friday, July 25th at 3pm. Stop in for a taste of their new Double IPA. It's nearly 10% ABV and upwards of 140 IBUs. Hop lovers need only apply. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Mockery Brewing Co (Denver) - Mockery Brewing just made another big move in their effort towards opening in Denver. They just announced that Justin Burnsed will be joining the Mockery Brewing team as their Head Brewer. Justin’s background includes the Master Brewer’s Program at UC Davis, internships at Stone and BrewDog, and most recently Brewmaster for Prospectors Brewing in Mariposa, California. Justin is also a blogger and feature writer for Brew Your Own magazine. Look for this brewery to open late August/early September this year. [3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - Shhhh! Mums the word, but Former Future is planning to release a barrel-aged sour blonde ale this Saturday, July 26th. Federation members can get an early pour on Friday. Just ask for a "Golden Feather". If you want this to stick around then don't tell anyone m'kay? [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Not all firkins turn out as planned. Station 26 had to cancel their firkin tapping today as the addition of blackberries and pluots to their West Coast IPA caused some massive over carbonation and a big mess on the brewery floor. Alas! But fear not, they'll do another firkin next week.

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood/Denver) - Don't forget their 1st Beer & Cheese Mixer at CAUTION: West tonight from 7pm to 9pm. For $25, you get some amazing pairings with exotic cheeses and as a bonus, they have a brand new Thursday ExBeeriment - a Sorachi Ace Saison. This beer will be available at both tap rooms. [West: 1057 S Wadsworth Blvd #60, Lakewood - East: 12445 E 39th Ave, Unit 314, Denver, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - July's Bottled Lighting Club release is "Ex-Pat French Martinique", a French ale made with hefeweizen yeast and pineapple concentrate. Members can pick up their bottles today. They also kegged up and filled a barrel with a new batch of Saison Voila. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - What's new on tap at Hops & Pie today? How about a glass of Hottenroth from The Bruery, or Double Chin Wag from Hogshead Brewery, or Racer 5 from Bear Republic! Pair that with their slice of the day: Korean BBQ Pulled Pork, Pineapple and Goat Cheese. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Denver Summer Brew Fest (Denver) - Another big festival is happening this weekend across 2 days (July 25-26) - the annual Denver Summer Brew Fest! Tickets are still available for this event located at Mile High Station. More info and ticket links on the Beer Fest Calendar.

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - There's two new beers just tapped today and now available - 1) Fenugreek Belgian Special (5.3% ABV, 23 IBU), and 2) Ginger Wheat (4.6% ABV 26 IBU). Yak & Yeti will also be pouring at Beer Camp on Friday and serving their Chai and Apple brews. [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

Black Sky Brewery (Denver) - Today the brewery has tapped a brand spanking new beer. It's their "Denver Black Sky Kolsch" coming in at 4.4% ABV and 22 IBU. They brewed this beer in honor of the most brutal metal festival in the land coming to the Gothic Theatre August 2nd and 3rd. Black Sky Brewery still has tickets to the show available at the brewery with no service fees! 2-day regular pass is $50 and 2-day VIP is $75. Only a few VIP left! [490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - Tomorrow, July 25th at 5pm, Mu Brewery will be tapping its first small batch brew. Stop in and try some of their new Chili Beer. And stay tuned for more small batches. Next week on August 1st they'll tap a Raspberry Stout and a Black IPA. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Beer Camp Across America (Denver) - Don't forget to go to camp tomorrow - Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America that is at Civic Center Park - Friday, July 25th 5-10pm.

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today's Brewer's Limited Reserve is a Strong German Dunkel, 8.5% abv that has been aged in a Syrah wine barrel for the last 6 months. One of the best barrel aged beers they reportedly have ever made. Get down there and let them know what you think of it! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Epic Brewing (Denver) - Coming up next Wednesday, July 30th is a special Beer & Chocolate Pairing event at Epic Brewing in Denver. For just $10 you can sample a variety of beers & chocolates. Sign up at Epic Brewing or email jennie[at]epicbrewing.com to reserve your spot. RSVP required. In the meantime, stop in this Friday for a special tapping of "Wild Peaches", a peachy sour ale - starting at noon. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Their Littleton Kölsch is back on tap today! It's a great beer for a hot day. They also have an American Wheat, S. Broadway IPA, Bike It Off Bitter, Chocolate Stout and ESB also pouring in the taproom. The Rolling Italian food truck will be there from 4pm to close. Beer, dinner and a relaxing Thursday with friends. Also, come out this Saturday from 1-4pm as 38 State will be hosting an event for the South Platte Valley Humane Society. Furry friends will be in attendance, so feel free to bring your own by for an afternoon of sun, suds, and helping out a great cause! [8071 S Broadway, Suite A, Littleton, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Progress is being made on their new, greatly expanded facility in Boulder. Four of their brand spanking new fermenters are being shipped from Bürgstadt, Germany at this very moment. These vessels can store up to 714,240 pints of beer! That should help keep their beer in stock once they open the new facility sometime next year. Don't forget about the Five Monks Quintupel release this Sunday at 11am! And also their 21st Anniversary Party on Sunday, August 3rd! [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Sanitas Fest 2014 (Boulder) - This Saturday marks the inaugural Sanitas Fest at Sanitas Brewing in Boulder. This is a one day, Boulder-style celebration of craft beer and music. Enjoy music from 6 different bands from 2pm to 10pm. Tickets start at $8 and go up to $45 for a VIP experience. Tickets available on Eventbrite. [3550 Frontier Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Beer lovers will want to stop in today for Taster Tray Thursday. Order a taster tray and get $2 off all day. Be sure to get their new Saison as that is getting tapped today! Stats: 6.6% ABV and 33 IBU. First you are attracted to its copper color and sophisticated marriage between hops, barley, and French Saison yeast. Then you're greeted by a wonderful aroma of lemon, orange peel and black pepper. Hope you like to dance because flavors of goji berries and currants will be dancing in your mouth. This date might seem slightly bitter at the end, that's from the Pacific Jade hops, but visions of a nice stroll in grassy fields hand and hand will keep you wanting more. Open today from noon to 9pm. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Thursday's special is $1 pints of their "5 Second Frencher" Lemongrass Wit. The taproom opened at 1pm and the pizza will arrive at 6pm. Grab some 'za while it lasts. Heads up for Friday - Bottlecap BBQ will be on hand tomorrow. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - For this week's Thursday Outlaw tapping, Pateros Creek has come up with "All Bark, No Bite", a birch vanilla red ale. It's described as like drinking soda on a summer day. Stop in and try one. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crow Hop Brewing Co (Loveland) - An old friend is back on tap today - "Big Water Brown" is now available once again. For those of you who have missed it you can once again enjoy a pint. [271 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO]

Freedom's Edge Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Stop in today for $1 off all pints today. Get to know Freedom's Edge and cool off on a hot summer day. [224 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co (Berthoud) - For Throwback Thursday, anyone who stops in wearing tie dye clothing will get $1 off beers all night! Come on, you still have one of those shirts somewhere right? [450 8th St, Suite B, Berthoud, CO]

Big Thompson Brewery (Loveland) - Construction is well underway at this upcoming new brewery in Loveland, CO. Trenching for the floor drains has begun. In addition to the brewhouse, they will house a 12' x 27' walk-in cooler, and a tasting room with seats for up to 52 people Look for this brewery to open sometime this Fall. [114 E 15th, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Starting this Monday, July 28th, Red Leg Brewing will be open 7 days a week. Your Mondays and Tuesdays just got way better in the Springs! Stop in tonight for a beer and some food from Bite Me Gourmet Sausage. [4630 Forge Rd, Suite B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) - Once again, the brewery is excited to partner with the "Man of the Cliff" competition event. This year's edition of the Wood Splitter Pilsner is coming at ya in 22 ounce form sometime around early/mid-September. They are also tripling the number of kegs to keep everyone's beard well oiled September 27-28. [127 Second St, Eagle, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - [PRESS RELEASE] Crazy Mountain Brewing Company announces the release of “Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine”, a 10% ABV barleywine available in a four-pack of 12 ounce cans. To date, there have only been 4 barleywines released in cans, each for a one-time or extremely limited run. Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine cans will be packaged year-round to satisfy your hoppy cravings and is the first barleywine in a can produced in Colorado. For this special barleywine, Crazy Mountain uses an assortment of crystal malts and throws a little Belgian candi sugar into the Brew Kettle to give a hearty maltiness. Dry hopping with American hops gives this English style a refreshing American twist. Following their release of Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine, Crazy Mountain is also announcing the debut of Old Soul Strong Belgian Golden Ale in canned 6-packs. This light bodied Belgian beauty packs a punch at 7.6% ABV, but is very easy drinking and pleasant in warm weather. A robust amount of wheat gives this ale a very smooth mouth feel that is accompanied by a fruity yeast character. Belgian candi contributes to this brew’s light body and complex flavor. European hops team up with Juniper berries to offer a soft, subtle spiciness. Old Soul is the first canned Strong Belgian Golden Ale in the state of Colorado and the third in the country. [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

National News

#IPAday (Nationwide) - It's back! Coming up this Thursday, August 7th is the return of IPA Day. Celebrate one of America's most asked for craft beers! Each year since 2011, #IPAday has been celebrated at bars, breweries, tap houses and restaurants for a wonderful 24 hours of super hoppy beers! When you celebrate #IPAday, be sure to use the hashtag #IPAday whenever you post on social media. Embrace the Hop and dive deep into IPAs that day. Brought to you by @TheBeerWench. Also visit IPADay.org.

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07/24/2014 05:09 PM
Peace & Assist: Colorado-based brewers brew up tongue-in-cheek reference to C&D letters
The beer, called Peace & Assist, is a cheeky play on the cease-and-desist letters that have become commonplace in the past two years as older and expanding craft breweries jostle with newer ones over business and beer names and trademarks. […]

07/24/2014 04:56 PM
Two Beers Brewing to Release First Fresh Hop Ale of 2014
SEATTLE – Thanks to a rainy spring and record breaking temps in Eastern Washington, Two Beers Brewing’s 2014 Fresh Hop Ale is scheduled to be released on tap and in bottles at The Woods tasting room on Saturday, August 9. First brewed in 2009, Fresh Hop enters its sixth season on the brewery’s fall lineup with its earliest release date yet. A hyper seasonal, the expanding brewery’s Fresh Hop Ale is know for its intense hop flavor and unique brewing process, which involves a same-day round trip to Yakima, four hours of picking fresh hops off [...]

07/24/2014 04:39 PM
Former Firestone VP Tapped as New Reyes Executive
Reyes Beverage Group today announced it has hired former Firestone Walker vice president of sales Steve Almaraz as its new craft category development director. In the newly created position, Almaraz will be focused on “improving the company’s capabilities against craft beer sales.”

07/24/2014 04:28 PM
Small Australian brewery defeats SABMiller in trademark case
A Sydney craft brewer has won a two-year trademark battle against a subsidiary of multinational beer giant SABMiller, one of the world’s largest brewing companies. The case against Wayward Brewing Company, which produces about 30,000 litres of beer annually, was […]

07/24/2014 04:22 PM
Woodchuck Fall Harvest, Hopsation and Cellar Series Sour Cherry join fall lineup
Press Release:  (Middlebury, VT) – Woodchuck Hard Cider revived the cider industry in the U.S. 23 years ago and continues to create unique, handcrafted ciders today. In August, the award-winning brand is introducing Hopsation™, an innovative cider crafted with Cascade […]

07/24/2014 03:37 PM
Avery 5 Monks Bourbon Barrel-Aged Belgian Quintupel coming July 27
Press Release:  (Boulder, CO) – This Sunday, Avery Brewing Company will release No. 22 in it’s Barrel-Aged Series, 5 Monks, a 19.4% ABV Bourbon barrel-aged Belgian-style quintupel ale. Although Avery’s brewers didn’t go into this project trying to make the […]

07/24/2014 03:36 PM
Every family has one… the kid that ran away to travel the world and find better things, only to come back on his own, this time more well-rounded and full of appreciation for his roots. In the Single Malt Scotch World, this phenomenon often results in an eagerly anticipated (and debated!) new expression. In the Maine Craft Beer: A Balance of Community and Quality

AllagashThe Maine craft beer scene is packed with talented and unique breweries that are having an undeniable impact on the local economy.

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07/24/2014 03:32 PM
Crazy Mountain Brewing Releases Barleywine in Cans
Edwards, Colo. – July 24th, 2014 – Crazy Mountain Brewing Company announces the release of “Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine”, a 10% ABV barleywine available in a four-pack of 12 ounce cans. To date, there have only been 4 barleywines released in cans, each for a one-time or extremely limited run. Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine cans will be packaged year-round to satisfy your hoppy cravings and is the first barleywine in a can produced in Colorado. For this special barleywine, Crazy Mountain uses an assortment of crystal malts and throws a little Belgian candi [...]

07/24/2014 03:29 PM
Cicerone Launches Road to Cicerone Series
Chicago – On July 15, the Cicerone Certification Program launched the first course in their Road to Cicerone series—a study program aimed at helping individuals prepare for the Certified Cicerone® exam. The first course covers knowledge about German beer styles. “We worked with an educational consultant and publisher to help create a course that is not just informative but also effective in helping people learn,” said Cicerone program Founder and Director Ray Daniels. Daniels explained the Road to Cicerone courses include readings, but also emphasize hands-on learning. The active learning comes both through exercises outlined [...]

07/24/2014 02:23 PM
Winner of VIP Tickets to the iTAP CWE Strange Invasion
You may be saying, “Whoa, wait, I don’t remember seeing a iTAP/Strange Donuts contest!” If you didn’t, that’s because you may not be part of our STL Hops Insider Email. We’ll be doing special contests like this in the future, so make sure to sign up using the form on the right side of this [...]

07/24/2014 02:10 PM
Taste of Tennessee Craft Brewers Festival returns to State Fair

Taste of Tennessee Festival Sept 5-6State Fair’s Taste of Tennessee expanded to two nights Tennessee’s craft beer and spirits industries are booming and this year’s Taste of Tennessee Festival will reflect that growth with growth of its own. Opening weekend at the Tennessee State Fair will provide again this year an opportunity for fairgoers to taste the best of Tennessee […]

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07/24/2014 01:55 PM
Epic Brewing 12 oz. Cans Now Available for Sale in Utah

(Salt Lake City, UT) – Epic’s new line of 12 oz cans, featuring Escape to Colorado IPA and Hop Syndrome Pils-Lager, are now a…

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07/24/2014 01:40 PM
Beer Birthday: John Harris
Today is John Harris’ 51st birthday. Until a little while ago, John was the head brewer at Full Sail Brewing and was responsible for many of their excellent beers. He’s more recently opened his own brewery in Portland, Ecliptic Brewing. John also plays washboard with the Rolling Boil...

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07/24/2014 12:32 PM
Amateur rocketeers to launch beer into ‘space’ – drink it on return to Earth
Team Numb from Portland, Oregon will launch a keg of beer this September The group of amateur rocket enthusiasts has done two launches before Their small rocket will launch to a height of 20,000 feet above the ground Admittedly that’s quite a long way from ‘space’, which is 330,000 feet high The cargo the rocket […]

07/24/2014 12:18 PM
Winner of Two Tickets to the 2014 Midwest Belgian Beer Festival
Sorry for the delay in getting this up, things have been slightly hectic. I’m happy to not only announce the winner of the two tickets to the Midwest Belgian Beer Festival, but also to share some exciting news. I’m happy to report that we’ve now reached over 100 events for STLCBW. This is a big milestone [...]

07/24/2014 12:12 PM
Against The Grain & Beer Engine Collaboration #KYBEER

label art by Bryan P ToddAgainst The Grain Brewery & Beer Engine (both Kentucky breweries) collaborate on an interpretation of ‘stock ale’ .  The Brettish Bulldog, as its lovingly known, is an Old Ale by style, but conditioned out with Brettanomyces to create a touch of sour and funk, which coalesces with the dark fruit and cocoa flavors that are […]

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07/24/2014 12:02 PM
Where to Get Free Beer in Austin
Thrillist put out a list of where you can get free beer in Austin.  I'm not going to tell you where. You get to play the clicking game!

07/24/2014 11:31 AM
Oxbow Brewing Company

OxbowOxbow Brewing Company in Newcastle, Maine, is a traditional farmhouse brewery focused on brewing Belgian-style ales.

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07/24/2014 10:20 AM
IPA Day Returns August 7th

IPADayOn Thursday, Aug. 7, join beer enthusiasts, breweries and bars across the globe in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most iconic styles: the India pale ale.

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07/24/2014 09:31 AM
Innocuous Fluid, 1856

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“The respectable man of the lower order is a clerk undoubtedly… He lives in a small, eight-roomed house, in a terrace with a high-sounding name, ‘Adeliza’ or ‘Navarino’, in Camden-town or Dalston. He lets the drawing-room floor to a single gentleman… Pewter pots are never seen hanging on the area rails; for, in his respectability, […]

Innocuous Fluid, 1856

07/24/2014 09:02 AM
What’s Wrong with Beer Marketing? –> A Beer Duet – @Sommbeer & @HopsCanary
I want to thank @hopscanary for contributing to this post.  I value her opinions even (especially) when they fail to agree with mine.  Please visit her website: Beer and Travel Adventures What do you think about the current marketing of beer? Sommbeer: The marketing for craft beer is almost non-existent.  Even the local brew pubs seem inept in this regard.  As for the big brewers, I think they are a mess too.  I have to turn the channel if my kids are in the room.…

07/24/2014 09:02 AM
The NeverEnding Cask Ale Lesson
Cask-conditioned ale is a process that starts at the brewery and continues at the pub. Bad practices at either end yield poor cask ales. For example:

How NOT to cellar and tap cask ale:

Were the casks improperly conditioned (or grossly over-conditioned at the brewery)? Sure looks like it. You have to feel sorry for the guy, but, still, hilarious.

In contrast,

How TO tap cask ale:

Paul Pendyck —star of the second video— is the owner of UK Brewing Supplies. Based in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., he sell casks, cask equipment, and traditional British pub supplies. He dispenses (pun intended) excellent advice on cask ale, and has a few more cask how-to videos online.

Fobbing at the Tut: a series on cellarmanship.
Fobbing at the Tut:
A series of occasional posts on good cask cellarmanship.

  • CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale, based in the U.K.) defines cask-conditioned ale 'real ale'as:
    Draught (or bottled) beer brewed from traditional ingredients, matured by secondary fermentation in the container from which it is dispensed, and served without the use of extraneous carbon dioxide. Usually served cool, but not ice-cold, to allow greater expression of subtle flavors: 50-54 °F.

  • What does poorly served cask ale look/taste like? Here.
  • View another, longer, instructional cask-ale video from New York cellarman (by way of the U.K.) Alex Hall: here.
  • More on cask-conditioned beer at Cask Ale USA.

07/24/2014 06:53 AM
Off Color Brewing Scurry

Looking around the Web, Off Color Brewing’s Scurry is usually classified as an altbier, but according to the company it’s based on a Kottbusser. This German style of beer is normally brewed with oats, honey and molasses — which goes against Reinheitsgebot, the German purity law. That may be more detail that necessary, but essentially […]

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07/24/2014 04:05 AM
Saturday in Birmingham
I'll be in Birmingham this weekend. The main reason is that I'm giving a talk as part of the Birmingham Beer Bash.

It's about Brettanomyces in British brewing and is at 13:30 on Saturday. You'll also have the chance to buy a copy of my book, The Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer, and get it signed.

You can sign up for the talk here:


You can always buy my book here if you aren't coming to Birmingham:

The Home Brewer's Guide to Vintage Beer.

07/24/2014 03:19 AM
Lotta bottle
Some recent bottled additions to the Irish craft beer scene today, starting with two from Mayo brewery Mescan. I'd had their blonde previously but so far missed its companion beer until now. It's a red tripel. In fact, it's probably the Red Tripel as I don't think I've seen the style designation before, in Belgium or beyond. It's a bit of a misnomer, though, pouring more of a garnet-amber than the bright red I was half-expecting. Lots of very typical Belgian fruity esters in the nose, plummy like a dubbel rather than spicy like a tripel. All of the 8% ABV can be tasted: it's hot and fruity, in a sherryish kind of way. The darker malt really does bend its flavour profile more towards the darker Belgian monastic styles and there's none of the spice or honey of tripel to redress the balance. I like it; it's warming and very flavourful, but I'm not sure I'd put the T-word on the label.

The previous two Mescan beers are unmistakably Belgian-influenced in their taste and style. So I was highly curious when it came to Westporter Stout: a more Irish than Belgian 5% ABV. There's a slight yeast whiff, and lots of foam, which add to its Belgian credentials, but underneath it's all Irish. The texture is light and very sessionable and the flavour is dry, with the little sparks of gunpowder spice you sometimes get from roasted barley or black malt. Some lovely coffee and caramel finishes it off, and I'm reminded of both Dungarvan's Black Rock and Carlow's Leann Folláin, which is to say a thumbs-up from me. Those Belgian beehive bottles are very pretty and all, but I'd appreciate a pint of this.

Dungarvan's summer seasonal for 2014 is Mine Head, a 5.5% ABV American-style pale ale. It has been dry hopped with Cascade and there's loads of lovely juicy peach and passionfruit in the flavours, complemented by a sweet, but not sugary, nectarine aroma and finishing on a sharper bite of lime zest and orange pith. Where I think it falls down, however, is in the bottle-conditioning.  For one thing it's very fizzy, and the carbonic bite is one element interfering with those delicate hops. The yeast is another: I poured as carefully as I could and left a couple of fingers in the bottle but still got a hazy glassful and a definite earthy cheese-rind tang right in the middle of the taste. It's a good effort, but you'd need to be a sucker for natural conditioning to rank it above most of the other beers of its style sold in Ireland.

To Kerry next, and the spring and summer specials from Beoir Chorca Duibhne, which I drank in reverse chronological order. Riasc Gold is very much a rose-gold colour rather than yellow, deriving its colour, I'm guessing, from the addition of rosehips. There's an earthy, yeasty aroma plus an underlying promise of fruity bubblegum malt. The first hit on tasting, however, is a lovely peppery spice, like fresh rocket. This is followed by mild floral notes and a crisp, wholesome grain husk character. It's very much not the wan, insipid golden summer quaffer I was expecting. At 5.5% it's an ale to take a bit of time over. There's maybe a hint of oxidation, but not enough to spoil the experience.

If the Gold is nearly red, Riasc Red is almost brown. This spring seasonal is also 5.5% ABV and has yet more rosehips in the mix. A comforting waft of milk chocolate and Turkish delight comes from the aroma. Despite busy fizz at the beginning, it settles down into a smooth weighty red with lots of cuddly caramel, more milk chocolate, and a more assertive herbal bitterness. While technically an Irish red I suppose, if a little strong for the style, there are lovely elements of porter and brown ale in the flavour profile. All-in-all a class act from the guys in Dingle.

I've just noticed that all of this week's bottles have been bottle-conditioned. While I appreciate the wholesome, down home qualities it imparts, I think all that fizz and that yeast does have a tendency to cover the more subtle elements of the flavour. Your mileage, of course, may vary.

07/24/2014 03:05 AM
Cannon Brewery Porter quality 1922 - 1923
As we penetrate further into the jungle of 1920's draught beer, we're being swallowed by the darkness.

Which is another way of saying ther beers are getting even worse. Cannon, if you remember, was a fairly small company (they had 110 tied houses in 1895, according to Norman Barber*) with a  brewery crammed into the middle of Clerkenwell. They were bought by Taylor Walker in 1930 but surprisingly kept brewing until 1955.

Cannon's scores have been, to be polite, patchy so far. Their Mild Ale came a respectable fifth of seventeen with an average score of 0.54. It wasn't such a happy story for their Burton Ale which came last of fourteen with a poor average score of -0.73. Barclay Perkins Burton was the only other one with a negative average score. It was a similar story for their Pale Ale, which was joint last of fifteen with an average score of -0.9. Again, only two beers had negative average scores, the other being Charrington.

Their Porter is a little weaker than the average, but other wise unspectacular. Let's see how it scored:

Cannon Brewery Porter quality 1922 - 1923
Year Beer FG OG ABV App. Atten-uation Flavour score Price
1922 Porter 1010 1035 3.24 71.43% nasty -3 6d
1922 Porter 1010 1034 3.11 70.59% poor -1 6d
1922 Porter 1010.2 1036.2 3.37 71.82% sour -3 6d
1922 Porter 1010.2 1035.2 3.24 71.02% v poor -3 6d
1923 Porter 1009.8 1032.8 2.98 70.12% nasty -3 6d
1923 Porter 1008 1033.5 3.31 76.12% sour -3 6d
1923 Porter 1009.4 1034.9 3.30 73.07% sour -3 5d
1923 Porter 1009.4 1033.9 3.17 72.27% thin poor -2 6d
1923 Porter 1009 1036 3.50 75.00% v poor going off -2 6d
Average  1009.6 1034.6 3.25 72.38% -2.56
Whitbread Gravity book held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number LMA/4453/D/02/001

That's impressive: not one good score. In facy, "poor" is the best score any sample could muster. An impressive two-thirds of the examples get the worst score of -3.

My guesss is that Porter sales were slow and that, combined with the low gravity, left it going off, unloved in the cellar while the punters tucked into Mild or Stout. Something that didn't taste like vinegar. By this time draught Porter was available in few parts of the country. Probably hardly anywhere other than the London area and Ireland.

I wonder what Lomndon brewers thought? They must have realised Porter was dying. But I suppose while there was still a market, however small and diminishing, it was worth their while to brew it. That's the joy of parti-gyling: it allows you to brew very small batches econmically, as long as there's a more popular beer in the same general style. The continued thirst for Stout in London meant that was the case for Porter. It took the upheaval of WW II for London brewers to finally pull the plug on Porter.

My advice should you find yourself in a Cannon pub? Drink Mild!

Loads more of this to come, as I'm sure you realise.

* "A Century of British Brewes plus" by Norman Barber, 2005, page 83.

07/24/2014 12:22 AM
Beer In Ads #1260: Memories Of A Kiss
Wednesday’s ad is for Schlitz, from 1944. The rugged man, sitting at a glass table with blueprints on it, and with surveying equipment in the background, stares longingly at a poster on the wall. The poster is itself an older ad for Schlitz, during their “Just the Kiss of the...

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07/23/2014 10:54 PM
Mixed Berry Mead Tasting

We take mead to the next level with this mixed berry mead. Making mead is fairly straightforward and easy once the basic techniques are mastered. Despite the simplicity in process, the flavor profiles achievable can be tremendous and complex. John’s mixed berry mead is is just that. Rivaling some of the better red wines I […]

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07/23/2014 10:16 PM
List of Breweries and Beer for Brewshed Beer Fest

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Last week we told you about the upcoming Brewshed Beer Fest, which benefits Washington Brewshed Alliance. The event takes place on Thursday, July 31 (next Thursday) at the Hale’s Palladium from 5:30 – 9:30. If you’re going out on a Thursday evening to have a couple beers,...

07/23/2014 10:08 PM
Parkway Tavern Celebrates 79th Birthday This Weekend

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. - by Casey McLain, South Sound Bureau Chief - I haven’t been to a ton of 79th birthdays, but the one’s I’ve been to have included very few 79 year olds with beer flowing through them. Parkway Tavern’s 79th will be much different. The party will feature...

07/23/2014 08:53 PM
Topping Off

When you need to fit every last drop.

Topping Off

07/23/2014 08:47 PM
Stone Tweaks Message After Concerned Feedback on IndieGoGo Campaign

(Escondido,CA) – World famous craft brewers Stone Brewing Co. announced this past weekend they would be opening a new craft …

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07/23/2014 06:50 PM
Coaster Critique: Oak Pond White Fox Ale
Name: White Fox Ale Brewed By: Oak Pond Brewery Style: IPA ABV: ? (Not listed on label)   White Fox Ale pours a bright copper color with golden highlights, vigorous pour produced a short white had that fell to a thin layer that lasted the remainder of the glass. Aroma is malt heavy, reminds me […]

07/23/2014 06:40 PM
Volunteers: Sun King Brewing's CANvitational Needs You!
Hello Indiana beer fans! Hoosier Beer Geek has a pretty sweet volunteer opportunity for you: Sun King CANvitational 2014!

When: Saturday, September 20
Time Commitment: 10am-6pm 
Where: Pan Am Plaza and Georgia Street

-Shirts, a box meal, and beverages will be provided
-All volunteers must be 21+ 
-Volunteers must check in at the start of the festival and check out at the end of the festival. We're not asking much here, folks! 

If you do not have a valid Indiana server's permit, we would greatly appreciate it if you would fill out an application for a temporary permit. 

2. Read everything over; ensure you meet the requirements.
3. If you're good to go, fill out the application and hit print!
4. Sun King will pick up the $5.00 fee, so don't worry about that. 
5. Get the application sent in! You can drop it off at Sun King, scan and email the application to hoosierbeergeek@gmail.com, or mail it: HBG, 266 S. Audubon Rd, Indy, 46219.
6. Please have your application submitted by 8/23. 

Also important!
There will be no beer going home with any volunteers after the festival. All beer that is leftover will be provided at the Volunteer Party on Wednesday, September 24 at Sun King. Yay! If you're found packing up and taking beer with you at the end of the festival, you will be banned from future events. No exceptions. Got it? And the more beer we have for the Volunteer Party, the better! 

We may eventually need volunteers to help with setup and teardown of the festival. We'll let you know if these opportunities arise, but right now we're just looking for volunteers for the day of the festival. 

Please keep it mind that our volunteers work, and they work hard! If you're up for making CANvitational one of the top beer festivals in Indiana, we're the volunteer opportunity for you! If you just want to enjoy the free beer, keep on movin' on. 

We highly recommend that you sign-up to volunteer soon! As soon as we hit our magic number, volunteer registration will close. And, please feel free to email us at hoosierbeergeek@gmail.com with any questions you may have. 

We look forward to making CANvitational 2014 the best beer festival yet, and we hope you'll be a part of it.

Thank you, and cheers!


07/23/2014 06:37 PM
Double Mountain Brewery Releases 2013 Devil’s and Tahoma Kriek

(Hood River, OR) - Double Mountain Brewery proudly to announces the return of their Belgian-style sour Kriek ales. The limited r…

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07/23/2014 04:45 PM
Colorado Beer News 072314
Colorado Beer NewsToday is Mosquito Day. It's a day to pay respect to this winged pest and to remind everyone that here in Colorado the mosquito is known to carry the West Nile virus. Don't forget to put on some insect repellent before you head outdoors in areas that mosquitos are in abundance. Some studies have shown that drinking a beer increases your chances of getting bit by mosquitoes. There's something in the chemistry of beer that attracts them. Also, did you know that the mosquito is considered by many to be the real state "bird" of Minnesota? if you don't wish to celebrate Mosquito Day, you can always geek out for Batman Day. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, July 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

Hops & Pie (Denver) - This Sunday, July 27th from 2pm til close brings another edition of Hops & Pie's famous "Littlest Big Beer Fest". This month, they are bringing in the beers of Louisville, Kentucky's "Against The Grain Brewery". Expect to see a full line-up of Against The Grain beers including: Citra Ass Down, Cutty Can't Hang, Kentucky Ryed Chicken, The Brown Note, Killewitte and 35K. Bringing these beers into Colorado was made possible through Crooked Stave Artisans. Flights and full pours will be available. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Today marks another Discovery Beer tapping. This week, they have a Biere De Mars that will tap at 5:00pm. They brewed this on their pilot system and will be available today only. Food truck tonight is Corner of Gourmet. Coming up next week on tap: The Super Ghost Drifter. Also in other news, effective immediately, Tivoli Distributing will handle all sales and distribution of Odyssey Beerwerks products in all Colorado markets west of the Front Range and also includes the Golden and Boulder markets. As a result of this partnership, Odyssey Beerwerks brands will immediately be more broadly available in more Colorado markets and retailers will experience great product availability, timely delivery, and overall customer service. [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

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

Westminster Brewing Co (Westminster) - Join in today, Wednesday (July 23rd) for their first ever Irish Music pub practice session from 6:30-close! Local Irish Folk musicians from around the Metro area will be gathering at the Tasting Lab to play their style of music. If you are a fan or an avid performer of the style, come on in for a great time and play with old friends, make some new ones and enjoy the sounds of the Emerald Isle AND delicious WBC beer! [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

Coda Brewing Co (Aurora) - Coda has put Dogcatcher Saison on tap as of last night. This is a small batch hop forward red saison that won't be around for long. Stats: 5.5% ABV and 48 IBU. Made with Orange Blossom Honey. [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Last night, not only did they host a bottle release of Blåbær of Love, but they also released their new seasonal - a double dry-hopped Vieille Artisanal Saison. Bottles of this saison are available to take home for $8 each (while they last). [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

The Brew on Broadway (Englewood) - Yesterday, The BoB just kegged up their New Australian Brown Bitter batch 2, and it is reportedly absolutely delicious. They will launch that brew this weekend. Also, a test batch of Oatmeal Rye Brown was just brewed for the impending autumn season. Get jazzed up for all the new BoB beers coming soon! [3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today's Hump Day Helper beer special is their Water Tower Wheat. You can get pints of it all day for just $3 each. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Today they've just tapped their "Bike It Off Bitter", a nice Ordinary Bitter with slight fruit flavors and a touch of malty sweetness. Stick around for Trivia, and a gourmet dog or brat from sand Bear Shack. [8071 S Broadway, Suite A, Littleton, CO]

Sandlot Brewery (Denver) - Spotify and Blue Moon Brewing Co. are hosting The Follow the Moon Tour, a 5-city nationwide music tour, coming to The Sandlot in Denver on Friday August 8th with Australian band, The Temper Trap. The free event will bring together fans and our artist across music, food and visual art for an artfully crafted evening under a full moon sky. Blue Moon brewmasters Keith Villa and John Legnard will be there to meet guests. Food from Big Kiwi's Gourmet Eats and art by Patrick Beery will also be featured. Tickets are now open, but space is limited. Fans should visit FollowTheMoonTour.com for more information and to RSVP to the festival. Must be 21+. [2161 Blake St, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) - Kokopelli now has 4 new beers on tap starting today. They are: Blarney Stone Irish Red, OTOGOB Dry Stout, The Scotsman Scotch Ale (10% ABV), and Copper Road ESB. Tonight they also have Ladies Night from 6-9pm. Ladies buy one drink get one half off (includes wine too!), and their local businesses are The Cookie Brewer and Barley's Angels. This Saturday they are hosting a fundraiser for Almost Home Adoptions, a cat shelter nearby the brewpub. There's also a new 2014 Growler Club offer. For $100, you get a 1-year membership with a free logo glass, 1 free 64oz Kokopelli growler, 1 free 64oz growler fill of your choice every month (beers below 7.5% ABV), and invites to special tappings and events. It's a $193 value. Ask at the brewpub. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Barrels and Bottles Brewery (Golden) - Today the brewery is introducing their Juniperus Imperial IPA. It's dry-hopped with Glacier hops and infused with juniper berries giving a piney, citrus character with a smooth hop resin finish. Try one! [600 12th St, Golden, CO]

Boulder County

Industrial Revolution Brewing Co (Erie) - The brewery is now introducing Happy Hour! Get $3.00 Pints on Wednesday's, Thursday's, and Friday's from 4pm to 6pm. The IRBC will also be tapping a new beer tomorrow, a Dunkelweisen, so be sure to stop in when you can! [285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO]

Gravity Brewing (Louisville) - Better hurry. They've got a limited quantity of their Framboise Raspberry Belgian Dubbel on tap in the beer parlor. It won't last long! [1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO]

Oskar Blues / Tasty Weasel Taproom (Longmont) - There are tons of specialties and collaboration beers available over at The Tasty Weasel Taproom in Longmont. Come get some ‪‎Tickled Pink‬, ‪‎REEB Ryed Rye IPA‬, ‪‎Freedom Tickler‬, the BrewDog collab ‪‎Shipwrecker Circus‬ Barley Wine, the Fremont Brewing Company collab ‎Simultaneous Release‬, the Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams collab ‎Honky Tonk Ale‬ & their Two Brothers Brewing Company collab ‪‎Foxy Knuckles‬. Get these cans before they're gone! ‪#‎CraftCANs‬ [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

Grossen Bart Brewery (Longmont) - Before they have even opened, there's a concern about the location of this soon to open brewery in Longmont being in close proximity to the Saint Vrain Community Montessori school. School leaders were complaining to a city council meeting that students would have to walk by the brewery's driveway during business hours. The brewery plans to open by 3:00pm on weekdays and the school lets out daily at 3:30pm. Concerned parents want Grossen Bart to delay their opening until about 4:00pm each day to help avoid exposing children to brewery activities. While Grossen Bart intends to comply with their wishes Monday through Thursday, but plan to open even earlier on Fridays to offset lost business. The brewery plans to open sometime this fall.

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - On Saturday, July 26th - The Lafayette Marketplace is coming together to bring you Beer, Bacon, and BBQ. Lunada, Bistro 503, and The Gourmet Cheese and Pantry Shoppe will be making a variety of bacon themed dishes including bacon wrapped shrimp, bacon wrapped jalapenos, BLT tacos and more. There will be fun activities for the whole family, raffles, and live music from Many Mountains. Front Range Brewing Company is tying this event in with a bottle release of the new Tripel. This beer will be available in 22oz bomber bottles in a very limited supply. Get them while you can and age them for a while. Then on Sunday, July 27th - come for Beer, Bingo and Relay! Front Range Brewing Company is hosting a bingo night as an homage to the old Bingo Mine, whose space they now occupy. 25% of all proceeds will be donated to East Boulder County Relay for Life. Grab your favorite dobber, set up your lucky charms, and may the drum drop ever in your favor. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - For those planning to attend Avery's 21st Anniversary event, they will be pouring 5 different versions of their Eremita sour ales: I, II, IV, V & VI. Tickets are still available for this big party set for August 3rd from 12pm to 5pm. [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Today get $2 off growler fills all day long. Also, stop in this Saturday morning, July 26th at 11am as they celebrate Grimm Brothers' 4th Year anniversary. They will be tapping two new beers including a Gose and Hoppeweizen. Burgers and Brats from local butcher Bull and Boar, Putt Putt Golf, live music, and the chance to win beer for a year. All to support the local Kiwanis club and children everywhere. Be sure to get your limited edition glass 4th anniversary stein. Due to lack of entries, they will NOT be hosting a BBQ competition. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Fall Harvest Brewfest (Ft. Collins) - Early bird pricing has been extended through Sunday, July 27th for this year's Fall Harvest Brewfest set for Friday, September 5th at the Lincoln Center in Old Town Ft Collins. Get $5.00 off both GA & VIP tickets. Buy them in person at Animal House, Wilbur's Total Beverage or the Lincoln Center and avoid those pesky online fees. More info at: www.fallharvestbrewfest.com.

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Good news! Their Boxcar Brown is now back on tap! Also makes a good growler fill. Stock up! Don't forget that tonight is Trivia Night at 7pm. They'll also have your favorite pizza truck parked outside to fee the masses. In addition, they have just bottled their Dearfield Ale in the new returnable bottles. Plus, new logo shirts are now in! [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - If you've been waiting for a delicious Irish red ale with a great big heart: launching Sunday, July 27th at 3pm in the taproom with Rick "Vandy" Vander Velde of the Poudre Fire Authority on deck to tell us about the cause, here's a beer with a big backstory - "Fire Captain Irish Red Ale". $1 of every pint sold in the taproom will go to the Firefighter Community Compassion Fund. Today, they are tapping a firkin called "Passionate Aardvark" to honor the 1 year habitation of their brewery building. [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Just because they have a tap open TODAY, City Star will be serving their Grapefruit Barnhouse Beast Saison, a Belgian Saison brewed with rye and infused with grapefruit peel, lending this beer just a hint of citrus and bitterness. City Star brews Barnhouse Beast exclusively for Beast + Bottle in Denver's Uptown neighborhood. This farm to fork restaurant is a foodie must! [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - It's Growler Wednesday! Today's special is $2 off growler fills so come and grab yours today. The Belgian's Maibock and the Barrel Runner IPA have been kicked BUT frown not! The Belgian's Maibock will be back on tap next week!THey used a different type of honey this time, still from their local friends at Copoco's, that is just simply delightful!They should be tapping their Saison tomorrow! Tomorrow, July 24th, they will be brewing the salt & lime pilsner! Open today from 3pm-8:30pm. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - It took over 41 years and 3 different beers, but they pulled it off. "Maduro Robusto", a dark smoky Spanish Cedar Sour went into bottles today. It will be available the 1st Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday in August, depending on location. [106 E Village Terrace, Suite 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today you can get a growler fill of your favorite Bristol beer for $1 off all day today. Never too early to stock up for your weekend. [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Storm Peak Brewing Co (Steamboat Springs) - Their new milk stout "I Like The Way She Moos" is now available on tap! Stop in and give one a try. Open today from 2pm to 10pm. [1744 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - Tonight's new TV episode of "Brew Dogs" on the Esquire Network will feature Ska Brewing and the Durango area. Ska will host a Viewing Party tonight starting at 6pm. The episode will air at 9pm. They'll also have some delicious appetizers and beer specials during the showing. [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - This next Thursday, July 31st from 4pm to 8pm, Crazy Mountain Brewing will be hosting an Ice Cream Beer Float Party. They'll offer up beer floats and beer float flights as well as just plain ol' ice cream for the kiddos. A float flight cost $10 and a 16oz beer float is $5. Beer floats include: Neomexicanus Native Pale Ale with Guava Sorbet, Scenic Route Kolsch with Blueberry Lemon Swirl Sorbet, Emotional Rescue Double IPA with Double IPA Ice Cream, Cara de Luna Black Ale with Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream, and Hookiebobb IPA with Peach Gelato. [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

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07/23/2014 03:40 PM
Best High Gravity Brews for the Summer

Just because it’s the dead of summer doesn’t mean that you have to be drinking Hefeweizen and Kolsch. There are some great high gravity brews you can enjoy during the summer without feeling overwhelmed or too heavy. Here are my suggestions. Old Chub – Oskar Blues This Scotch Ale clocks in at 8% (ABV) and... Read more »

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07/23/2014 01:49 PM
Beer Birthday: Fergus Carey
Today is the 51st birthday of Fergus Carey, better known simply as Fergie. Fergie owns Fergie’s Pub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is co-owner of Monk’s Cafe with Tom Peters and is also a partner in Nodding Head Brewery. Fergie’s always a fun person to have around and...

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07/23/2014 01:23 PM
Kentucky bourbon distillers filled 1.2 million barrels in 2013
Kentucky’s bourbon renaissance shows no sign of slowing down: The state’s distilleries filled 1.2 million barrels in 2013, according to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. That tops 2012′s production of slightly more than 1 million barrels. The 2013 production is the highest since 1970, according to the KDA. At the end of 2013, there were almost […]

07/23/2014 01:03 PM
Age doesn’t matter when it comes to whiskey. Heretical?
Age is just a number, so far as spirits are concerned. “Don’t get hung up on numbers,” Dave Broom, author of “The Complete Bartender’s Guide,” told Tales of the Cocktail attendees Saturday at “The Blind Truth About Aging Whisky” seminar, sponsored by Diageo. “Age just tells you how long it’s been in a cask, not […]

07/23/2014 12:24 PM
Get beer delivered to your home Denver
DrizlyThere's an app for just about everything these days. From the latest BJCP Beer Styles, to the latest beers on tap at your favorite tap house and now an app to get your favorite beer, wine and liquor delivered right to your door in about 30 minutes. The Denver area now has access to a new "lifestyle" app called "Drizly" and locals in the Denver area can now get booze delivered to their door (provided you prove you are at least 21 and have a valid drivers license). Here's a press release that details out this new app and service. Read the following release and chime in on how successful you think this new service will be.

[PRESS RELEASE] Drizly, the premier smartphone app for fast, convenient alcohol delivery, today announced expansion to its fifth major American city, as it unveiled service in Denver, Colo.

The Mile High City joins Boston, New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles as the cities experiencing the magic of Drizly alcohol delivery. Beginning today, Denverites can get their favorite beer, wine and liquor delivered in just 20-40 minutes, for the same price that they pay for products in the store.

Neighborhoods where Drizly is available at launch include Downtown Denver, East Highlands, Lodo, Five Points, City Park, Congress Park, Cherry Creek, Washington Park, South Park Hill, Capitol Hill, RiNo, and Lincoln Park. Additional areas will be added and announced in the near future.

Powered by a partnership with Denver-area retail store Argonaut Liquor, Drizly offers consumers a choice of more than 3,000 wine, beer and spirits products right from their smartphone, all delivered within 20-40 minutes. Whether it’s watching the Broncos with friends, hosting a dinner party, or office happy hour, Drizly always makes having a good time more convenient.

"Consumers are demanding convenience in every area of their life, and the smartphones we carry have become the tool of choice to deliver that convenience," said Nick Rellas, Drizly co-founder and CEO. "Denverites can spend more time having fun with family, friends and co-workers when they let Drizly take care of securing the beer, wine and liquor.”

Drizly is available for download on iPhone and Android. As a special welcome to Denver drinkers, new Drizly members can enter WELCOMEDENVER at checkout for free delivery (normally $5) on their first order made before July 31. They can also follow @DrizlyDenver on Twitter for the latest local updates, events and promotions.

“We are thrilled to partner with Drizly to offer unparalleled convenience to our customers,” said Ron Vaughn, Argonaut Liquor co-owner and COO. “By bringing Argonaut’s inventory of more than 3,000 products to Drizly’s beautifully designed app, we’re not only delivering product, but the also the Argonaut shopping experience in a new and innovative way.”

The Drizly apps can be downloaded here:
• iPhone: http://driz.ly/ios
• Android: http://driz.ly/android

1. Download Drizly to your iPhone or Android phone.
2. Sign up and add your favorite beer, wine and liquor to your cart.
3. Check out, enter discount codes, pay (same prices as in the store) and tip your driver, all right from the Drizly app.
4. In less than one hour, you'll have your alcohol.

Drizly is a mobile lifestyle app that is the most convenient way for smartphone users to get beer, wine and liquor. Consumers of legal drinking age simply download the app to their smartphone and with a few taps of the finger, the consumer's favorite beer, wine or liquor is on its way, in just 20-40 minutes. Delivery drivers then authenticate and validate IDs using proprietary Drizly technology. Backed by a world-class group of angel and institutional investors, the company has raised $4.8 million to become the premier alcohol delivery service in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn), the Hamptons and other cities across the United States.


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07/23/2014 11:55 AM
Iron Hill Celebrates IPA Day with Special Releases
Some PR from the folks at Iron Hill: GET HOPPED UP: CELEBRATE NATIONAL IPA DAY WITH SPECIAL SELECTIONS AND SAMPLERSFROM ALL 10 IRON HILL LOCATIONS On National IPA Day, Saturday, August 9, all 10 Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant locations invite guests to sample creative and delicious IPAs from each of their head brewers, with […]

07/23/2014 11:20 AM
07/23/2014 Llywelyn’s Pub Presenting a Brew You Never Knew
While it’s fun to be on the hunt to try and find that special or fun beer, it can be pretty tiring. Well, you can stop running all around town and visit Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves, Central West End, and St. Charles to see something cool on tap. Llywelyn’s is continuing their program that [...]

07/23/2014 11:18 AM
Brew: Left Hand Brewing Iowa re-launch events
LONGMONT, CO • July 21, 2014 – Left Hand Brewing Company, in partnership with Johnson Brothers of Iowa, will officially re-enter the Iowa and feature their award-winning portfolio of balanced …

07/23/2014 11:01 AM
Must have accessory. Lindsay Lohan booze bracelet
Actress Lohan posed in bikinis and short dresses with her tag in 2010 – and they could soon be coming to a court near you. New laws banning people from drinking and forcing them to wear “booze bracelets” are to be introduced. Courts will have the power to issue alcohol-monitoring ankle tags, the sort worn […]

07/23/2014 10:30 AM
Centre for whisky excellence to be established in Tasmania
Tasmanian whiskies have earned the highest praise around the world, but now a centre of whisky excellence is being established in the Derwent Valley to build on that reputation and take the industry to a higher level. In a world-first project, distillers are hoping a high-tech, scientific approach can convert their “liquid gold” enterprise into […]

07/23/2014 09:35 AM
Flying Dog Brewing Pearl Necklace and CAO Mx2 Pairing

Today we have the third of four beer and cigar pairings courtesy Flying Dog Brewing and CAO Cigars (first pairing and second here). I’ve enjoyed Flying Dog’s Pearl Necklace in the past, but this is my first experience with CAO’s Mx2 — a cigar that visually looks right up my alley. The cigar has the […]

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07/23/2014 08:28 AM
Shooty Car Accoutrements
These came by way of a Kickstarter project. Figured I'd put them on the car for the drive to last weekend's match.

.40 S&W.  And now my vehicle is illegal in D.C.

[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

07/23/2014 08:05 AM
Going pro
I'm giving patreon a try to see if that gets me any closer to financial independence.


07/23/2014 07:37 AM
When cultures collide
Meant to post this photo taken last month at Festiwal Birofilia in Zywiec right after returning home from Poland, but failed. It was a hoot eavesdropping on the conversation, all in Polish and pretty much none of which I understood except the part where the person selling beer tried to teach this fellow how to […]

07/23/2014 06:00 AM
Firestone Walker Set To Release Oaktoberfest In Bottles
Paso Robles, CA: It’s time to dust off your stein and get a jump on German tradition as Firestone Walker Brewing Company is set to release Oaktoberfest in bottles, marking the first-ever packaged release of this “Paso Märzen Bier.” “Oaktoberfest is a real quaffer,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “It’s mellow and rounded with this gorgeous […]

07/23/2014 04:36 AM
Sponsorship anyone?
You know what would be great? If I could finally get on with researching full-time.

There's only one teeny-weeny problem. A little thing called cash. The money I currently earn isn't enough to feed and clothe me, let alone the rest of my family.

What I need is a sponsor. Or several sponsors. To pay me the equivalent of a salary so I can on with doing what I do best: researching and writing. I think my work is a service to the whole beer world. But if I'm to continue at my current level, I need support.

So if you feel like contributing, get in touch. Obviously I'd be be prepared to give something back in return.

07/23/2014 04:30 AM
Second thoughts on the mysterious origins of AK
There are times when the honest historian has to put his hand up and say: forgive me, for I was wrong. Prompted by a sharp dig from Ron Pattinson, I’ve finally withdrawn a piece I wrote six years ago about … Continue reading

07/23/2014 12:54 AM
Beer In Ads #1259: Taste The Moment
Tuesday’s ad is for Erlanger, from 1980. Erlanger was part of the Joseph Schlitz stable of brands when this ad ran, but was acquired by Stroh’s two years later. Stroh’s promptly killed the brand shortly thereafter. It’s certainly an interesting looking bottle and glass....

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07/22/2014 11:02 PM
Finnegans Extra Stout
Cool news from the gang at Finnegans – this fall they’ll be rolling out a limited release Extra stout, Dead Irish Poet, in October. I love the name! This beer is designed for the cold months and will feature dark chocolate and stone fruit notes not unlike stouts found in […]

07/22/2014 07:33 PM
Beer Birthday: Travis Smith
Today is also the 35th birthday of Travis Smith, who’s the founder of Societe Brewing Co. in San Diego. Before that, Travis brewed at Russian River Brewing for a number of years, before moving south, where he brewed at both The Bruery and the La Jolla Brewhouse. His brewery has quickly become...

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07/22/2014 05:59 PM
Kermit the Hop is Back!
From our friends at Bison: Bison releases 2nd batch of its award-winning Double IPA! BERKELEY, Calif. (July 22, 2014)––It might come as a surprise, but Bison’s brewmaster Daniel Del Grande didn’t intend to brew his popular Double IPA, Kermit the Hop, again until next year. But popularity and success have a funny way of shaking things […]

07/22/2014 05:03 PM
Colorado Beer News 072214
Colorado Beer NewsToday is Spooner's Day. This is not a day for couples to spoon, but rather to pay homage to Reverend William Archibald Spooner who was known mostly for not saying words in the right order and transposing adjoining words. Instead of saying "cold beer", he'd say something like "bold ceer". Instead of "bitter drink", he'd say "ditter brink". You can make up your own "spoonerisms" today and transpose words. Just be careful who you say it too. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, July 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) - Cask Month continues every Wednesday in July. This week's firkin is an "Espresso Cream Ale". This brew will be tapped on July 23rd and goes until it's gone. Put a little espresso kick into your beer! [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Starting August 1st, you will be able to find cans of Dude's Brews at local liquor stores and restaurant taps. Back on June 30th, Dude's Brews canned 3 of their beers: Dank IPA, Leaves of Lemongrass Belgian-style Witbier, and Riot Red Rye Ale. These have been available at Dad & Dude's, but now will be distributed out to stores and taps in the area. Dude's Brews has an alternating proprietorship with Rockyard Brewing in Castle Rock to help them keep up with the demand for packaged beers. By the end of the year, Dude's Brews plans to start distributing outside of Colorado as well. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Aurora, CO]

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

2nd Annual Fermentation Festival (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] On August 9th and 10th at Denver’s Highlands Masonic Center, Fermentation Experts from across Colorado will gather to share their knowledge with the eager ears of attendees at the 2nd Annual Fermentation Festival & Market. The event will feature unlimited tastings from craft brewers, distillers, sauerkraut makers, Kombucha brewers and much more. Education is the main goal of the organizers with home fermentation classes offered on every subject from lacto-fermented veggies to how to make sake. Nowhere else will you find this many fermentation gurus gathered at one event. This is not your typical festival. The event is open to all ages with fun activities for kids as well. Debuting this year is a fermentation “petting zoo” where kids will be encouraged to experience fermentation with all their senses - think Halloween where grapes turn into eyeballs and spaghetti noodles act as worms. Back this year is the ever popular pickle toss, where contestants will fling, toss and throw pickles into their teammates’ mouths from varying distances for a chance to win serious bragging rights, a gallon of pickles and $50 cash. Guests from all walks of life will have the opportunity to eat, drink and experience fermentation at its finest. This year’s event will benefit First Descents, a non-profit who offers young adult cancer survivors and fighters a free outdoor adventure experience designed to help them climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same. More info: www.fermentationfestival.com.

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - As anticipated, Jagged Mountain will release their 10.9% ABV "Voodoo Goat Barleywine" today when they open. Coming up later this month, look for their "Wilkinson Exit 30-Year Old Tequila Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter" to tap this Sunday, July 27th and their "BrettBagger Barrel-Aged Brettanomyces Imperial White IPA on Tuesday, July 29th. They also have an Imperial Stout, a Redpoint Belgo-American Red Rye Double IPA and a Barking Marmot Belgo-American Black IPA in the works. Look for them in the weeks to come. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Parry's Pizza (Highlands Ranch) - Get ready for the "LIBERATE YOURSELF FROM CRAPPY BEER FEST NO. 1" this Saturday, July 26th all day starting at 11am. At Parry's, they give the craft beer enthusiast many reasons to liberate themselves from crappy beer. On July 26th, they're proving it - the proof is in the beer. This is the first of many, Liberate Yourself from Crappy Beer Fests they'll be throwing throughout the year. Keep an eye out for future collections of spectacular offerings such as these: Pliny The Elder & Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company, Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island Beer Co., and Samael's Ale from Avery Brewing Company and more. [9567 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - The brewery is counting down the days 'til their 4th Anniversary Party on August 1st and 2nd. In the meantime, stop in today for Growler Tuesday with discount growler fills. Tomorrow will be Firkin Wednesday (TBA). This Friday night, Elk Mountain will be pouring their beers at the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp event in Denver at Civic Center Park. Live music Saturday night and Open Mic Night on Sunday. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Arapahoe County Fair Craft Brew Fest (Aurora) - The Craft Brew Fest is new this year on Friday, July 25th, featuring more than 10 of the top brewers in Colorado. For $10, fairgoers 21+ get unlimited tastings. Buy your tickets online till July 23 or during the Fair at the main gate or Event Tent. Featuring craft brews by: The Brew on Broadway, Dry Dock Brewing Company, Two22 Brew, Three Freaks Brewing Co., Mu Brewery Inc., Dad and Dudes Breweria, Coda Brewing Company, Living the Dream Brewing Company, Blue Spruce Brewing Company, and Grand Lakes Brewing Co. Located at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. [25690 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - There's always something new on tap at Hops & Pie. Today they've tapped these brews: "4.0 GPA" from Bull & Bush, "Imperial Biscotti Break" from Evil Twin, "Cellar Door" from Stillwater, "Summer Pale Ale" from Port Brewing, and "Ol' One Eye" from City Star Brewing. Pair one of those with their Slice of the Day: "Buffalo Chicken & Blue Cheese". [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Blue Spruce Brewing (Centennial) - Along with their regular stock of house brew and 12 guest brews, the staff has been busy making some new brews. They've just put their Porter in whiskey barrels yesterday for some aging. They are now brewing up their Pale Ale and will next brew up their Oktoberfest beer (yes it's getting to be that time of year). It's "Two Buck Tuesday". Get $2 off all Blue Spruce beers today til close. [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Black Shirt Brewing Co (Denver) - Another brew to look forward to... today the brewers were mashing in the first of 2 batches of Red Evelyn, their annual Imperial Red Rye IPA that they brew to honor their grandma. Look for this beer mid August (draft and 22-oz bombers this year). Plenty of beer on tap until then. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Beer Camp Across America (Denver) - Are you ready for Beer Camp this Friday?

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Don't forget! They tap their "Blåbær of Love" specialty one-off keg of blueberry sour TONIGHT at 6pm. Pucker up at The Source! [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - Stop in this Saturday, July 26th at noon for a tapping and bottle release of a collaboration beer they brewed with Call to Arms Brewing Company called "Peace & Assist #1", a hibiscus & peppercorn kettle-sour beer. Only 175 bottles will be releases with a limit of 2 per person. [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Be sure to stop on down to the brewery this Saturday, July 26th from 12pm to 2pm. That's when the Colorado Craft Beer Show will be doing their live remote broadcast of their radio show. Host John Turk and company will have lots of special guests and will be doing some cool giveaways during the show. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - For tomorrow's Wayward Wednesday tapping, they'll pour Batch Two of their session Farmhouse ale. Two versions: same yeast strain, fermented at different temperatures! In the meantime, today they have fresh J. Marie farmhouse ale kegged yesterday! [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - What's bigger and bolder than a quad, but less than a sextupel? That would be Avery's upcoming barrel-aged release of "5 Monks", a quintupel. This MASSIVE brew weighs in at an astounding 19.4% ABV! Five Monks will be released at the Tap Room this Sunday, July 27th at 11am. It's #22 in their barrel-aged brews. Each 12oz bottle will sell for $12 each (limits per person will apply). Get there early to ensure you will get an allotment of this brew. [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Want to Win a Trip for two to the Great American Beer Festival this October in Denver? In celebration of their 35 years in beer, Boulder Beer Co is sending two lucky folks to the GABF! (This includes airfare, hotel stay and tickets to the fest for two nights.) All you have to do is sign up for their newsletter by answering a few simple questions and you are entered to win! The lucky winners will be announced in September. Good luck! Enter at: boulderbeer.wishpond.com/win-a-trip/

Northern Colorado

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] About 1,000 people came out to sample beers and enjoy films at New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer & Film Tour stop in Boulder, Colo. on Friday, July 11. The event raised $9,917 for Community Cycles. The non-profit organization of bicycle enthusiasts educates and advocates for the safe use of bicycles as an affordable, viable and sustainable mode of transportation and recreation for entire communities. “This year’s Clips stop in Boulder was a ton of fun,” said Christie Catania, Clips National Special Events Manger. “We ended up with beautiful weather after some rain earlier in the day and raised almost $10,000 for an awesome nonprofit. Last year we were rained out, so we’re thrilled that we had such a great turnout this year.” This was the seventh city stop for the national tour, now in its fifth year. The tour will travel to 21 cities this season, showcasing amateur films while pouring hard-to-find Lips of Faith beers and popular New Belgium classics. Each stop features an outdoor screening of the selected films, a tasting of New Belgium’s beers, food from local vendors and other fun activities.

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - For this week's Wednesday firkin, High Hops is bringing back their popular Habanero Honey Ale. This brew will tap promptly at 5pm July 23rd. As always, you can find a food truck on site Wednesday through Sunday evening. Plus, live music Friday (6pm), Saturday (5pm) and Sunday (3pm). Special: If you buy a High Hops t-shirt you'll get a free flagship pint of beer. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today it T-Shirt Tuesday at 1933 Brewing. Buy a t-shirt from them today and you'll get a FREE pint of any of their brews today. They will be open from 3pm to 8:30pm today. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Berthoud's first social run is this Thursday, July 24th starting at City Star 6pm. Enjoy a 2 or 4 mile run followed by a hard earned beer. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Today is T-Shirt Tuesday at the Aleworks. Wear your Loveland Aleworks shirt into the taproom and score $1 OFF every pint you drink today. And, if you buy a new shirt today they'll treat you to a free pint on the house. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Freedom's Edge Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Can't wait for the weekend to stock up on beer? Drop by and get $2 off on growler fills at Freedom's Edge today. [224 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Yee ha! The new fermenters are in and that can only mean one thing. Funkwerks is once again expanding their production. Look for even more beer heading your way very soon. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - Today you can get 1/2 price to-go fills all day long. It's a great time to stock up on Big Beaver brews! [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 9, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Tickets are now on sale for their Trinity Brewing 6th Anniversary Dinner and Horizontal Swingline Pairing set for Sunday, August 24th at 8pm. An RSVP is required and just 20 seats are available. Expect this to sell out fast. Not only will there be 6 food pairings, but there will be 6 different & new Swingline beer variations for you to try including: Super Juice Solution Session Sour IPA, Session Swing American Session IPA, Red Swingline IPA Primitif, Easy Swinger Wild IPA, Swing Se Pliser Sour IPA, Double Swingline DIPA Primitif, and Passion Swing American Fruited IPA. [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival (Breckenridge) - One of Summer's best beer festivals is happening this Saturday, July 26th up in Breckenridge. This annual beer fest runs from 1pm to 6pm at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center. There will be over 40 craft breweries pouring along with live music, food and retail vendors. There's a VIP area too. This year they moved it to the base of the Breck Ski Resort. If you stop in on Friday at Park Avenue Pub between 6-8pm you can enjoy the beerfest mug pickup party and get your mug and wristbands early. Come on up to Summit County and enjoy beer and the beautiful mountain view! Tickets available online thru Friday.

Aspen Brewing Co (Aspen) - Recently in the 2014 U.S. Open Beer Championship, Aspen Brewing took home a Silver medal for their "This Season's Blonde". The medals just keep on coming! Stop in when you're up in the area and try this brew. [304 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO]

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07/22/2014 04:52 PM
Sun King 2nd Annual CANvitational
From our friends at Sun King: Indianapolis, Ind. (July 22, 2014) - In 2009, Sun King Brewery brought Indianapolis local beer for the first time since the Indianapolis Brewing Company closed its doors in 1948.  Sun King will host the 2nd CANvitational canned craft beer festival, Saturday, Sept. 20 on the west block of Georgia Street, located in […]

07/22/2014 02:02 PM
Chillpod Wine Bottle Quickchiller
Over at ThinkGeek.com, they have a Chillpod Wine Bottle Quickchiller. While they lament that beer geeks get all the cool toys and this one is for wine, I can see a bomber of Pliney the Elder slipping into one of these.

07/22/2014 11:56 AM
North Brevard Rotary club holding Craft BrewFest
The Space Coast of Florida is nearing the dog days of summer, but the Rotary Club of Titusville want to help beer lovers relax and cool down. Their answer to oppressive Florida summer heat? A beer festival, of course! The North Brevard Craft BrewFest will help raise funds for the clubs philanthropic efforts such as […]

07/22/2014 11:36 AM
Framboise Fermentation

One big fluffy pillow.

Framboise Fermentation

07/22/2014 11:25 AM
Stone expanding to Berlin
For over 200 years the United States has been taking its brewing ques from Germany. It was the influx of German immigrants that saw the rise of the big beer companies of today. But, as the country turns back to more flavorful, more pure beers it is the Germans that are taking note. And with […]

07/22/2014 10:58 AM
Sour Beer Brewing with Michael Tonsmeire – BeerSmith Podcast #85
PodNew200Michael Tonsmeire joins me this week to discuss his new book “American Sour Beers” which was just published by the brewer’s association. Michael shares some great tips on brewing sour beers including both ingredients and techniques. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As […]

07/22/2014 10:28 AM
Contest: Two Tickets to the 2014 Midwest Belgian Beer Festival
Perennial Artisan Ale has created a bunch of great events, but I don’t know if there is one that is more hotly anticipated than the Midwest Belgian Beer Festival. Dozens of breweries in attendance, many not available in Missouri. This is one of the hottest tickets in town and I’ve been told it’s almost sold out. [...]

07/22/2014 09:19 AM
Old Ox Brewery
We headed to Ashburn Sunday afternoon, our targeted destination was Old Ox Brewery. Opened just three weeks now, I've been seeing many references the brewery on various social media and wanted to check them out. We made our way to Ashburn, the "back way," to avoid the interstate. Arriving in an industrial park full of non-descript and similar looking buildings, we drove around for awhile before finding the brewery. Old Ox is located at the end of the street, and is not easily visible until you arrive in front of it.

The Old Ox facilities are quite spacious. There's a large brewing area visible behind the tasting room. Seating is provided both indoors and out. Old Ox is located next to the W&D Trail, and we saw numerous bike riders taking a short break before continuing on their ride.

The brewery offers three serving sizes; 2 ounce toasters, as well as half and full pints. That's a great option I'd like to see at more brewery tasting rooms. Four beers were on tap this day, so Colleen and I both opted to start out with flights of tasters. Our friend "Checkered Flag" made his final beer decision right away and opted for a pint of a Saison.

The first beer in the flight was Alpha Ox, a "session" IPA. This IPA checks in at just 4.5% ABV. At the first sip I struck by the "green" hop bitterness and slightly oily mouthfeel. I asked at the counter and got confirmation that the beer was dry-hopped with Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hops. The dry-hopped profile is quite evident. I enjoyed this IPA, though my companions found it too bitter.

Moving on to the next beer, Golden Ox, a Belgian Blonde. At 6.5%, this was the "biggest" beer of the flight. The flavor is mild with a pleasing Belgian yeast and sweet malt profile. Despite a more conservative profile than the previous beer, the crisp flavor refreshed the palate and made itself known even after the bitterness of Alpha Ox.

Black Ox, a Rye Porter was next in the lineup. The 6.0% ABV, the Porter has a slight cereal graininess to it. It's smooth with a mild roasted malt base. We all enjoyed this one very much, and especially after it had warmed it evoked exclamations of "Ooh, that's good" from us and others around us.

Finally I moved on to the Saison d'Ox, which "Checkered Flag" had already been enjoying. He was very enamored with the beer. Colleen had also "tasted ahead" and liked it. When I got to my sample, I was impressed as well. Easily drinkable at 5.7% ABV, it had a wild yeast flavor along with a fresh citrus tang. Despite my affection for IPAs, this one was my favorite of the four.

When all the preliminary tasting was said and done, Colleen and I both opted to enjoy a full glass of Saison d’Ox. A half pint for her, a full pint for me. The tasting room sells snack sized bags of chips and pretzels. No other food is served, though delivery from some local food places is available. I grabbed a couple bags of chips for us to munch on while we all enjoyed the Old Ox Saison. One of those snacks was a very spicy, red pepper flavored chip that the beer cut through nicely and made for a very simple but enjoyable pairing.

We had a great visit at Old Ox Brewery and were impressed with all of the Old Ox beers. I look forward to trying more from them when I get a chance. We also appreciated that the beers were all relatively low in ABV.  Perhaps that's a nod to all the bicyclists stopping in for a refreshment during their ride. :-) Even on a Sunday afternoon, there was a steady flow of folks stopping by for a beer, as well as growler fills. Last call came at 6:00PM and that's when we headed out in search of dinner before beginning the trek home.

[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

07/22/2014 07:00 AM
Coalition Brewing Set To Open New Tasting Room
After a brief hiatus, Coalition Brewing Co. is ready to open their doors back up for business. This re-opening will not be where their old pub was located. This space is now occupied by Tap That. What Coalition Brewing has in store is a brand new tasting room located in their production brewery across the […]

07/22/2014 06:00 AM
Drake’s Portland Fly By at The BeerMongers
Drake’s Brewing is making the the trip from San Leandro, CA to hit up Portland in style this week. While in Portland, Drake’s will be pouring their new pale West Coast-style IPA, 7×70 IPA at the Oregon Brewers Festival. But since they’re in town, they’ve decided to up the ante with a few more treats […]

07/22/2014 04:25 AM
Coals to Newcastle?

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There has been an interesting reaction to the news that influential American brewery Stone are opening a brewery in Berlin. ‘Craft beer’ cheerleaders are whooping; cynics are… well, cynical. Instinctively, it does seem arrogant (though ‘on brand’) to attempt to evangelise about beer in Germany, of all places. But we can’t help thinking of the mid-19th century when Germans* […]

Coals to Newcastle?

07/21/2014 10:08 PM
Wedding Mead Bentonite Results

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07/21/2014 08:39 PM
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07/21/2014 07:00 PM
SurePure announces production of cider for craft brewing market
SurePure, Inc., a global leader in liquid photopurification, has, in conjunction with a Cape Town, South African craft brewer, announced the successful application of the patented photopurification process to the production of cider.

07/21/2014 06:23 PM
Colorado Beer News 072114
Colorado Beer NewsFermentedly Challenged is back from vacation! During the next few days we'll get caught up once again on what's been happening in the brewing world here in the craft brew state of Colorado. Today is the 45th Anniversary of the First Man to walk on the moon. The Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon on July 20th, 1969 and on the next day Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Here in 2014, it's been a very long time since man has returned to the moon. Back in 1969, they thought that by 2014, trips to the moon would be routine and there would be a permanent base established. Well, times changed quickly and man hasn't been back for over 42 years. Perhaps one day we will. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, July 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

Baere Brewing Co (Denver) - Denver gained another new brewery over the weekend. For now, Baere Brewing Company will just be opened on Saturdays, but as things progress and more of their equipment arrives they should be adding more days and hours. As of now, they will open each Saturday from 4pm to 10pm. According to their website, they plan to offer 2 Saisons, an IPA, a Stout, a Berliner Weisse, and a Big Hoppy Brown. The brewery used Colorado Malting Company malts for the vast majority of their grain bill and also several hops from Colorado as well. Located next to Dunkin Donuts on Broadway. Look for them to be pouring also at the upcoming Sierra Nevada Beer Camp in Denver on July 25th. [320 Broadway, Suite E, Denver, CO]

Joyride Brewing Company (Edgewater) - On Friday July 18th at noon, the west side of Denver got a new brewery in the Edgewater area called Joyride Brewing Company. They are located at the corner of West 25th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard near Sloan's Lake. Beers on tap at the opening included: two Pale Ales, a Witbier, an Amber ale and a German-style Kolsch. Coming soon is an IPA. Co-owners are Dave Bergen (head brewer), Brent Smith and Grant Babb. They are situated in an old 1910-era grocery store building with huge garage doors. This is reportedly Edgewater's first brewery. The owner's themed this brewery after their desire to slow things down and enjoy life's ride. They are open 7 days a week. Visit them soon and "Hop On"! [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

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

Beer Camp Across America (Denver) - Don't forget that this Friday, July 25th is the first ever "Beer Camp Across America" in Civic Center Park in Denver, CO from 5pm to 10pm. There will be over 200 breweries pouring over 400 different beers in this one-of-a-kind one-time only beer festival put on by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Denver was one of just seven cities selected across the nation to host one of these "Beer Camp" events. Tickets are still available online at www.sierranevada.com/BeerCamp for $65 each. This is going to be a massive don't-miss event. [Civic Center Park - 101 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Nowadays any brewery worth their malt experiments with barrel-aged beers. But River North Brewery has taken it a step further, filling barrels that previously held classic cocktails - and now the first is ready for release. Grand Unified Theory, an imperial witbier aged in Boulevardier cocktail barrels, will debut Saturday, July 26th at 1pm in the River North taproom. “We jumped at the chance to get these barrels,” Head Brewer Matt Hess said. “I try to push flavor boundaries with our barrel-aged brews, and cocktail-aging is the next step in redefining what beer can taste like.” Straight bourbon whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitter orange liqueur lend Grand Unified Theory a spicy citrus note that is the perfect complement to its robust wheat backbone. The result is a unique and unforgettable brew unlike anything you've tasted before. Both bottles and draft pours will be available at the July 26th release party. Bombers will cost $15 with a 3-bottle limit. More will arrive on store shelves throughout Colorado following the release. River North has two other cocktail-aged brews in the works. Big City Quad will be a quadrupel aged in Manhattan barrels, and Barrel Blonde will be aged in a blend of whiskey, Boulevardier and Manhattan barrels. The latter was a taproom-only experimental brew which will now be released in bottles. Look for both these beers in late summer. [2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO]

Bull & Bush Brewery (Denver) - Set your calendars for Friday, August 8th at 9:00pm for the Bull & Bush 43rd Anniversary celebration with musical group "The Samples". This event will likely sell out quickly, so get your tickets online soon (free of service charges) at $19.71 each! Beer, music and 43 years of cheers! [4700 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - On August 1, 1876 Colorado joined the Union as the country's 38th state. Join in on Friday, August 1, to celebrate the Centennial State's 138th birthday as 38 State presents: "A Happy Firkin Birthday Party!" This Firkin Party will see two brand new brews tapped in honor of 138 - a true to style Porter, as well as a unbelievable Vanilla Porter that is sure to impress even the most savvy beer connoisseurs. The party continues with a Cornhole Tourney, Big Brick Jenga, prizes, giveaways, cold brews, food from The Rolling Italian, and good times had by all! So, get your CO gear to the cleaners, shine your shoes, and prepare yourself - It's going to be one heck of a Firkin Birthday Party! [8071A S Broadway, Littleton, CO]

Great American Beer Festival (Denver) - The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Members-Only ticket pre-sale begins Tuesday, July 29 at 10:00 AM MDT (Noon EDT, 11:00 AM CDT, 9:00 AM PDT). The general public ticket sale opens Wednesday, July 30, also at 10:00 AM MDT (Noon EDT, 11:00 AM CDT, 9:00 AM PDT). American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association members will receive their 11-digit offer code (case-sensitive) via email on July 23 to participate in the pre-sale. Not a member? Join or renew by July 20 (12:00 AM PDT) to enjoy access to the member per-sale. Tickets will only be available via Ticketmaster.com. Don't forget: The Great American Beer Festival has sold out each year for the past six years, and tickets sold out in a matter of minutes in 2013. Buy your tickets early to ensure you can enjoy the largest beer tasting event in the world.

Renegade Brewing Co (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Renegade Publik House, which opened its doors April 2013, will be sold at the end of July. Brian O'Connell, owner and founder of both Renegade Brewing Company and Renegade Publik House, has decided to hand over the location on University and Evans to focus more on the growth and expansion of the 3-year-old brewing company. Renegade Brewing Company recently started an expansion project that will offer the brewery five times the production space of their original 9th and Santa Fe location. This expansion will allow the brewery to can two more year-round beers and offer more seasonal cans. At the same time the demands of expansion grew, an offer to purchase the Publik House was brought to the attention of O'Connell. "As much as I have loved starting the Publik House and seeing it grow into a new community of craft beer in the DU neighborhood, I knew this was an opportunity to focus more on what Renegade does best, brewing beer," says O'Connell. The last day of business for the Renegade Publik House will be Tuesday, July 29. The new owners will take over on August 1st. While the space with improvements will be sold, the location will not be under the name, Renegade Publik House.

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Starting tomorrow, July 22nd, you can get their new "6 Paddle" taster trays in the taproom. Guaranteed to leave a smile. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO] (Picture courtesy Wonderland Brewing's Facebook page.

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - If I'm not mistaken, their "Passion of the Weiss" is now on tap, a passion fruit infused hefeweizen. Then on Thursday, they've got a small batch of a Steamed Porter for you to try. #choosewisely [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Wynkoop Brewing Co (Denver) - Good news! Their "Patty's Chile Beer" is now available in cans! Stop by the brewpub for your 4-pack and a snack. [1634 18th St, Denver, CO]

Locavore Beer Works (Littleton) - The brewery just received their TTB license! Another big step towards opening a brewery at 5950 S Platte Canyon Rd in Littleton, CO.

Boulder County

Crystal Springs Brewing (Louisville) - It's been a crazy July. They've been brewing almost constantly and are slowly catching up. The new fermentation tanks have helped. South Ridge and Summertime are back on the shelves at your favorite stores and they've canned "13" again this past Friday, July 18th. They finished brewing another batch of Wuerzburger last Thursday, so look for that soon. For those of you who love their chili beer, Solano, the last batch from this year's harvest went out last last week. [657 S Taylor Ave, Louisville, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - The dragon is coming back! No, not Smaug - but rather "Dragonhosen". Late at night in the dark cellar or among the rows of towering vessels at Boulder Beer, if you listen carefully you can hear the eerie sound of the Dragonhosen. With a rich, full-bodied malty flavor, Dragonhosen begins as a traditional Oktoberfest lager, then stealthily breathes fire with 9% alcohol by volume. If you find yourself at Boulder Beer, listen closely and beware... if you hear a scratching and scraping coming your way, the bite of the Dragonhosen is sure to follow! Dragonhösen will be available near you the second week of August. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Ermagerd! Is it getting to be Oktoberfest time already? Yup! And on Friday, August 1st, Left Hand Brewing will welcome back their Oktoberfest Marzen Lager to the Tasting Room starting at 5pm. Time to start dusting off the lederhosen and dirndls and get ready for the harvest season! [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Front Range Brewing (Lafayette) - Tonight is Ladies Night where ladies get $1 off all full-sized pours. Tuesday is Open Mic Night starting at 6pm. Wednesday brings a small batch tapping of their "Jasmine Rice IPA" and is a collaboration with Lafayette Homebrew Supply. Thursday is a Bluegrass Jam at 7pm, Friday brings Wild Mountain Honey at 6pm. Saturday is their Trapper Lake Tripel bottle release along with a beer and BBQ celebration starting at noon. And on Sunday, it's their Beer, Bingo and Relay from 5-8pm. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Northern Colorado

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - On April 4, 1888, James H. Howe fatally wounded his wife, Eva, with a knife. Howe was arrested and brought to jail but did not survive to see a trial. He was brought to justice by the public and hanged in the courthouse yard the night of the murder. And Pateros Creek has created an IPA "dishonoring" this event. This uber-hopped IPA won't keep your tastebuds hanging for more. This brew will tap on Wednesday, July 23rd at 5pm. Get a free taster between 5 and 5:15pm. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] The Fort Collins Brewery, along with Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern is excited to announce their annual partnership with local nonprofit, FoCo Cafe. For every FCB Haus Brew Black IPA purchased at Gravity 1020, $1 will be directly contributed to the cafe. FoCo Cafe, Feeding Our Community Ourselves, is the first nonprofit restaurant in Fort Collins, set to open in September. “As a restaurant focused on providing our customers with the freshest ingredients, we believe in the value of a healthy meal and wanted to contribute to the Cafe and its mission in whatever way possible,” said Gravity 1020 and FCB’s General Manager, Tina Peters. Gravity 1020 is also collecting donations onsite for the Phil is Running So Others Can Roll campaign. A 148-mile run starting at 8 a.m. in Silverthorne, Colo. on July 25th and ending at the future site of FoCo Cafe on July 26th with a goal of raising funds for the construction of FoCo Cafe’s handicapped accessible ramp. “We’re excited to partner with FCB and Gravity 1020. The community keeps making it happen, not one or a small group, but when the Cafe opens, hundreds will have already invested in this restaurant,” said Co-founder of FoCo Cafe Kathleen Baumgardner. FoCo Café, expected to open in September, is a nonprofit that allows customers to purchase meals on a pay-what-you-can basis or by volunteering to work, in exchange for each meal. Located on 225 Maple St. FoCo Cafe will be open Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information visit fococafe.org or call 309-368-1659.

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - Brewer/owner Dave Currie wants everyone to know that the brewery is still alive and growing. They have recently opened their backyard beer garden and have cornhole, washer toss, and Bocci games back there. Feel free to bring your own yard games or a picnic when you visit. They now have 10 beers on tap. Food trucks are available on weekends. They plan to expand their business hours soon. Currently they are open late on Fridays and Saturdays. This Saturday, July 26th will be "Big Lebowski" night in the backyard. Get your 2nd beer free if you dress the part. The film starts at dark. Open Thursdays through Sundays. [4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Their Belgian Maibock is now kicked, but fear not, they've got more coming in about a couple weeks. Also, they will be tapping their very first Saison this week. Stop back for word on when that will tap. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - City Star now has their Belgian Rye Pale Ale now on tap - Rail RYEder! The brew is "Chris approved" so you know it's good. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Did you miss their Sunday Imperial IPA cask tapping yesterday? No worries, they are planning another IPA release on Thursday, July 31st at 5:30pm. Stop in for a taste of their "RyePA". It'll be released that day. Look for Bristol Brewing to be at Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America and Breckenridge's Summer Beer Fest this week. [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Hideaway Park Brewery (Winter Park) - This new brewery in Winter Park quietly opened the week after July 4th up in Winter Park. They use a 3 barrel mash tun and have several fermenters and offer around 4 different brews including Rye Not Try It Stout, Island Fever Summer Ale and Remy Dog Red Ale. Coming this weekend is an IPA and a hoppy red ale. This brewery along with The Library and Moffat Station bring the brewery total in Winter Park up to 3. Stop in and check out their brews. [78927 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO]

Moffat Station Restaurant & Brewery (Winter Park) - Despite ceasing brewing operations and firing their brewer back in 2013, Moffat Station is reportedly brewing beer once again as of early this year. They have a new brewer, Chris Kirk, who started working for the business under new management since January. The place looks the same, but the beers are now quite different and reportedly tasty. Kirk used to work at Great Divide Brewing Company. Moffat Station has some irregular hours these days, but if you call ahead, (970) 726-6331, you can ask when they are open. They have food as well, but the beers are what you should be asking for. [81699 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - [PRESS RELEASE] Kannah Creek Brewing Company is the recipient of the Colorado Brewers Guild’s (CBG) 2014 Director’s Award. Kannah Creek was recognized by the CBG at their annual meeting held prior to the Colorado Brewers Rendezvous in Salida on July 12. Kannah Creek has been growing in recent years with the addition of a new production facility built in Grand Junction in 2013. The new facility includes a 30 barrel brewhouse, four 60 barrel fermentation tanks, and a state-of-the-art bottling line. Kannah Creek now distributes to almost 250 liquor stores and are on tap or in bottles at over 120 bars and restaurants throughout the state of Colorado. CBG, founded in 1995, is a non-profit trade association advocating on behalf of Colorado brewers. The CBG represents more than 95% of craft beer production in the state. The Director’s Award was given to Kannah Creek Brewing Company for their fundraising efforts for CBG including the Western Colorado Craft Beer Celebration held during Colorado Craft Beer Week. This year the event raised over $2500 for the guild. The guild also considered Kannah Creeks continued support of brewers at the annual Southwest Arbor Fest. "It’s breweries like Kannah Creek that define the Colorado craft beer community,” states Steve Kurowski, Colorado Brewers Guild Marketing and Communications Director. “Kannah Creek Brewing Company helps keep our community together, especially on the western slope.” Kannah Creek Brewing Company has two restaurant locations in Grand Junction, Colorado. They currently distribute the Lands End Amber, Standing Wave Pale Ale, Broken Oar IPA, and a seasonal the Island Mesa Blonde.

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