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09/20/2014 07:06 AM
Cider reigns at annual Australian Cider Festival
Cider reigns at the third annual Australian Cider FestivalMedia ReleaseCider Australia is busily brewing up the best mix of cider, food and entertainment to ensure that its up-coming festival is the biggest and best yet.More than 1500 people are expected to flock to the Australian Cider Festival, which will for the first time be held in Melb ...

09/20/2014 07:04 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.....

09/20/2014 07:04 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!

09/20/2014 07:04 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

09/20/2014 07:04 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’.....

09/20/2014 07:04 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!

09/20/2014 07:02 AM
The Tito’s Lawsuit: When Approval is Not Approval
                  Tito’s vodka was doing great for the past 15 years, then hit a gigantic speedbump this week in the form of a class action lawsuit. Tito’s therefore provides a good example of when an approval is not really an approval. Tito Beveridge has more than 30 […]

09/20/2014 05:38 AM
Opportunities to volunteer at the Craft Beer Awards
The CBIA is holding the inaugural Craft Beer Awards – The best of Australian brewing in Sydney during Sydney Craft Beer Week.This is a major undertaking and we need some help from passionate beer lovers.There are a number of jobs available from sorting the entries to stewarding at the judging to helping out at the awards ceremony. Thes ...

09/20/2014 04:04 AM
Michigan craft beer hits a home run at Lugnuts’ stadium
LANSING — Lights went on at the Cooley Law School Stadium on Friday night, as many took the field prepared. Complete with hats, glove, and a glass, Lansing’s semi-annual Beerfest in the Ballpark commenced. It wasn’t time for the first pitch, but instead the first pour. The Lansing Lugnuts’ season is over, after all. Desp ...

09/20/2014 03:05 AM
A load more Lagerbiers from the North
I'm a bit reluctant to say "North Germany" because many of these beers are from places no longer in Germany. They were at the time, though.

One of the columns in my enormous spreadsheet of beer details is country. For place that have switched nationality over the last century or so, my choice is always likely to be arbitrary. More based on my convenience rather than being a political statement. So breweries in Prague and Pilsen I class as Czech, ones in Vienna and Graz as Austrian. It can't possibly be perfect. Where's the right country to assign to Königsberg? Russia? I don't think so.

But I'm wandering off again. As you can see, these are odds and sods or anonymous. Not the best sets ever. You'll probably be delighted to hear that his will be the Lagerbiers done. I've only just started extracting the Exports so there may be a small pause in this series. You know me, I'll get to it eventually.

As I'll eventually get to discussing these beers. Beginning with those from Königsberg, formerly capital of East Prussia, now part of Russia. I wonder if there's a brewery there today?  All five beers from Königsberg are towards the top end of the scale. Interesting to see an Autumn beer - Herbstbier - for the first time. It looks like a Bock to me. With that crap degree of attenuation it resembles a Munich Bock of the period

Random Northeast German Lagerbiers 1880 - 1897
Year Brewer Town Beer Style OG FG OG Plato ABV App. Atten-uation lactic acid % CO2 %
1880 Wickholder Königsberg März-Bräu Märzen 1054.6 1019.0 13.51 4.60 65.20% 0.230
1880 Ponarther Königsberg Sommerbier Sommerbier 1056.3 1025.0 13.91 4.03 55.60% 0.250
1880 Woriener Königsberg Sommerbier Sommerbier 1056.5 1017.2 13.96 5.10 69.56% 0.180
1880 Schönbuchser Königsberg Sommerbier Sommerbier 1062.0 1018.8 15.23 5.60 69.65% 0.190
1880 Schönbuchser Königsberg Herbstbier Herbstbier 1065.4 1026.5 16.01 5.01 59.45% 0.240
Average 1058.9 1021.3 14.52 4.87 63.89% 0.218
1887 Brauerei-Aktien-Gesellschaft Berlin Königstadt Lagerbier Hell Helles 1056.0 1015.7 13.84 5.24 71.96% 0.141 0.346
1887 Brauerei-Aktien-Gesellschaft Berlin Königstadt Lagerbier Dunkel Dunkles 1061.9 1023.8 15.22 4.93 61.55% 0.148 0.323
1887 Brauerei-Aktien-Gesellschaft Berlin Friedrichshain Lagerbier Lagerbier 1065.8 1024.6 16.12 5.33 62.61% 0.295
Average 1061.2 1021.4 15.06 5.16 65.38% 0.145 0.321
1894 Unknown Breslau Lagerbier? Lagerbier 1045.7 1010.0 11.40 4.64 78.12% 0.247
1897 Unknown Breslau Lagerbier? Lagerbier 1048.7 1014.6 12.10 4.41 69.99% 0.161 0.322
Average 1047.2 1012.3 11.75 4.53 74.05% 0.161 0.285
Chemie der menschlichen Nahrungs- und Genussmittel by Joseph König, 1903, pages 1102 - 1156

Talking of Munich Bockbier, there are a whole load of Salvator analyses coming up. Lots from Zacherl, but also other breweries.

Where was I? Königsberg beers. Pretty poor attenuation overall. They must have had a lot of body, these beers. No lactic acid number, so I've no idea how acidic they were. The Märzen actually looks much like a modern version, apart from the crappy attenuation.

Next three random beers from Berlin. Note the big difference between the attenuation of the Helles and the Dunkles. You quite often see that today, too, that Dunkles has a lower degree of attenuation. I suppose because drinkers expect more body. The acidity is, as with just about every other set, quite high. You'll see something very odd when we get to Berliner Weisse. But I won't spoil that now. The CO2 level is the highest we've seen. Does that mean they liked their beer fizzier in Berlin? Too small a sample to really say. Though Berliner Weisse, a very highly-carbonated style, was popular in the city.

Now for the Erfurt beers. Did I mention that I spent my wedding night in Erfurt? The next day we lost Eddie when he was distracted by a group of Russian soldiers. The Erfurt beer was really good. Angerbräu Pils was one of my favourite DDR beers. Lovely stuff, especially on draught, Really nice and hoppy.

Erfurt Lagerbiers 1879
Year Brewer Style OG FG OG Plato ABV App. Atten-uation lactic acid % CO2 %
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1045.9 1010.6 11.45 4.59 76.91% 0.16 0.25
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1047.0 1016.5 11.71 3.94 64.89% 0.15 0.15
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1047.5 1014.1 11.83 4.33 70.32% 0.15 0.20
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1048.7 1013.9 12.12 4.51 71.46% 0.09 0.15
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1048.7 1015.0 12.12 4.36 69.20% 0.15 0.21
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1049.1 1011.5 12.21 4.89 76.58% 0.12 0.27
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1050.6 1016.4 12.57 4.43 67.59% 0.06 0.20
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1050.8 1017.6 12.61 4.30 65.35% 0.10 0.18
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1051.0 1019.0 12.66 4.14 62.75% 0.11
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1051.3 1015.3 12.73 4.66 70.18% 0.11 0.25
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1051.7 1021.2 12.83 3.94 58.99% 0.09 0.10
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1052.0 1013.7 12.90 4.98 73.65% 0.13 0.20
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1054.1 1015.6 13.39 5.00 71.16% 0.06 0.15
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1054.2 1013.3 13.40 5.31 75.44% 0.15
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1055.2 1016.7 13.65 4.99 69.75% 0.15
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1055.4 1016.3 13.70 5.08 70.58% 0.11 0.10
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1055.5 1016.3 13.72 5.09 70.63% 0.10 0.20
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1057.5 1018.7 14.19 5.03 67.48% 0.09 0.20
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1063.7 1015.1 15.63 6.34 76.30%
1879 Unknown Lagerbier 1067.6 1022.8 16.53 5.80 66.27% 0.09 0.08
Average 1052.9 1016.0 13.10 4.78 69.77% 0.11 0.18
Chemie der menschlichen Nahrungs- und Genussmittel by Joseph König, 1903, pages 1102 - 1156

Right, Erfurt Lagerbiers. There's a fair spread of gravities but, once again, the average comes out to about 1053. Attenuation, at just under 70%, is a bit worse than most other sets. Though for once, at 0.11%, the lactic acid content is almost reasonable. Interesting how much lower the CO2 content is compared to the Berlin samples.

As a special treat, here are some modern beers from Erfurt - including Angerbräu Pils:

Walhaus-Bräu, Erfurt beers in 2014
Beer Style OG FG OG Plato ABV App. Atten-uation
Waldhaus-Bräu Helles? 1048.6 1010.2 12.1 5.00 79.03%
Stock-Dunkel  Dunkles 1049.1 1009.9 12.2 5.10 79.82%
Märzenbier  Märzen 1056.7 1015.9 14 5.30 71.95%
Weizen  Weizen  1050.3 1011.9 12.5 5.00 76.35%
Maibock  Maibock  1069.2 1020.7 16.9 6.30 70.09%
Rotbier  Rotbier  1049.1 1013.6 12.2 4.60 72.28%
Rauchbier  Rauchbier  1050.3 1011.9 12.5 5.00 76.35%
EM-Festbier  Helles 1048.2 1009.8 12 5.00 79.67%
Oktoberbock  Bock 1067.5 1017.6 16.5 6.50 73.98%
Doppelbock  Doppelbock  1076.2 1018.8 18.5 7.50 75.33%
Weihnachtsbier  Festbier 1058.8 1016.5 14.5 5.50 72.04%
Rauchbierbock  Bock Rauch 1067.9 1019.5 16.6 6.30 71.35%
Rauchweizendoppelbock  Doppelbock Rauchweizen 1079.3 1025.5 19.2 7.00 67.91%
Waldhaus WM-Bier  Festbier 1055.4 1015.4 13.7 5.20 72.30%
Average 74.17%
Waldhaus website

Braugold, Erfurt beers in 2014
Beer Style OG FG OG Plato ABV App. Atten-uation
Braugold Festbier Festbier 1052.01 1007.6 12.9 5.80 85.39%
Braugold Spezial Spezial 1046.95 1009.3 11.7 4.90 80.19%
Braugold 1888 Helles 1050.32 1011.1 12.5 5.10 77.94%
Braugold Hell Helles 1046.11 1009.2 11.5 4.80 80.05%
Braugold Bock Bock 1068.33 1018.4 16.7 6.50 73.07%
Erfurter Angerbräu Premium Pils Pilsener 1050.32 1010.4 12.5 5.20 79.33%
Riebeck Premium Pilsener Pilsener 1046.53 1008.9 11.6 4.90 80.87%
Braugold Porter Porter 1048.21 1017.3 12 4.00 64.22%

Average 77.63%
Braugold website

The degree of attenuation is far higher, with the exception of the Waldhaus Märzen and the Braugold Porter.

As I said, there will probably be a gap before the next set. I'll maybe fill in with stuff from an 1960 article of Danish and German brewing.

09/20/2014 02:44 AM
News, Nuggets & Longreads 20/09/2014

Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog - Writing about beer and pubs since 2007

Here’s our usual Saturday morning round-up of links to accompany your steaming Weiβwurst and refreshing urn of breakfast wheat beer. → For All About Beer, Patrick Dawson exposes the strange world of enthusiasts willing and able to pay ‘soul crushing’ prices to drink super-rare vintage beers, and how they go about sharing these ‘ghost whales’ with each other: […]

News, Nuggets & Longreads 20/09/2014

09/20/2014 02:34 AM
Napoleone Brewery and Ciderhouse Opens
Napoleone Brewery and Ciderhouse — NOW OPENMedia ReleaseThere’s an exciting addition to the Yarra Valley landscape, an innovative approach to an old structure, a breath of life into history.The Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse is a newly opened, creative space where we develop, make and share small, fresh batches of Napoleone c ...

09/20/2014 01:11 AM
Beer In Ads #1318: Are Most American Breweries “Large” Or “Small” Businesses
Friday’s ad is another one from the United States Brewers Foundation, from 1951. This a series of ads they did in 1951 using a Q&A format aimed at highlighting different positive aspects of beer and the brewing industry. Q Are most American breweries “large” or...

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09/20/2014 01:06 AM
Boulevard Joins up with Brewery Ommegang for Collaboration
The following information comes courtesy of the thefullpint.com: Kansas City, MO – There is no sibling rivalry between Duvel Moortgat’s US-based Boulevard Brewing Company and Brewery Ommegang . The sister craft breweries recently partnered on Boulevard’s newest edition of its Collaboration series. Collaboration No. 4 i ...

09/20/2014 12:52 AM
How to Learn to Pair Food with Wine and Beer
Tonight reminds me of the feeling I used to get the night before Christmas. A sense of excitement and enthusiasm combined with a lack of patience, eager for the next morning to come. Why? Because tomorrow Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg are going to give the keynote speech at the International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) […]

09/19/2014 11:34 PM
Firestone Walker Agrestic release set for 9/20, four Barrelworks bottles on deck
News Wire:  (Buellton, CA) – The wild things are bouncing of the walls at Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Barrelworks wild yeast facility, setting the stage for more unruly releases in 2014. The next bottling to be sprung from Barrelworks is […]

09/19/2014 08:53 PM
Stone’s Greg Koch reflects on #1 most successfully funded Indiegogo campaign of all-time (video)
    Stone Brewing Company Co-Founder and CEO, Greg Koch, reflects on the company’s Indiegogo campaign in this short video. After initially mucking up the campaign (his words), Stone rebounded and turned this into the most successful campaign ever on […]

09/19/2014 08:36 PM
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09/19/2014 08:04 PM
Up for a Halloween Beer Fest? NYC Craft Beer Festival returns on Oct. 31st
Sponsored Press Release:  (New York, NY) – The Hand Crafted Tasting Company is proud to announce the return of its NYC Craft Beer Festival – Autumn Harvest tasting at Lexington Avenue Armory (68 Lexington Ave.) in Manhattan on Friday, October […]

09/19/2014 06:48 PM
Russian brewer buys iconic American brand: Pabst Blue Ribbon
A Russian brewer is taking over American icon Pabst Blue Ribbon. Oasis Beverages, which is based in Russia, said on Friday it’s signed a deal to acquire Pabst Brewing Company, which is headquartered in Los Angeles. Pabst traces its roots to 1844 and owns a number of well-known American beer brands, including Pabst Blue Ribbon, […]

09/19/2014 06:26 PM
Craft Beer Kings to hold September cellar sale, 25+ top beers online now
Sponsored [Paid] Post: Craft Beer Kings announced another Cellar Sale on Friday. This Sunday, September 21st at 9am PST the rare beer sale will begin with new beers added every hour. The sale will conclude at 3pm PST. Also check […]

09/19/2014 05:54 PM
Beer Birthday: Ken Kelley
Today is the 54th birthday of Ken Kelley, brewer at North Coast Brewing in Fort Bragg. Ken is the guy you see at the majority of beer festivals that North Coast participates in, as well as even some of the ones that they don’t. He’s a terrific ambassador for the brewery, and for craft...

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09/19/2014 05:47 PM
Ballast Point Expands Distribution to Colorado
Ballast Point Brewing will finally expand its distribution to Colorado, per an agreement with Elite Brands, the wholesaler announced today.The first shipment of beers from the San Diego brewery is expected to arrive in the state before the end of the month. The company had intended to return to Colorado last year, which it had previously left in 2009, but was forced to delay its entry until its secondary brewing facility was built.

09/19/2014 05:45 PM
Brew: New beers for Siouxland
New today at Miller Liquor in North Sioux City, SD, are:

09/19/2014 05:27 PM
Cigar City Hunahpu’s Day will return after all in 2015, date set for March 14
Hunahpu’s Day is back. More details to be announced soon! This is a surprise turn of events. For context, the fate of Hunahpu’s Day looked ominous after last year’s event ended disastrously and refunds were issued. Some are proposing fixes […]

09/19/2014 05:16 PM
Colorado Beer News 091914
Colorado Beer NewsToday is Talk Like A Pirate Day. Aaarrrrr mateys! Shiver me timbers, yo ho ho and bottles of oak aged rum barrel beer. If'n you be talkin' like a pirate today, best ye be dressing de part as well. Just be careful that ye not be walkin' de plank and end up in Davey Jones' locker! Stock up on some Colorado craft beer booty for the weekend and set sail! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, September 19th, 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

Ernie's Bar & Pizza (Denver) - Celebrate Denver Beer Week with a special event called "Grass Roots of Beer". There will be nine breweries represented in this special Tap Takeover. Breweries participating include: Crazy Mountain, Epic Brewing, Renegade Brewing, Glider Cider, Brewery Ommegang, Green Flash Brewing, Elevation Beer, Fort Collins Brewery, and Twisted Pine. Come learn how these grassroots breweries got started. Try their flagship beers. Experiment with their limited editions. The taps will be loaded with these beers on Friday, September 26th at Ernie's Bar & Pizza. [2915 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO]

Vine Street Pub & Brewery (Denver) - The Vine Street Uptown Block Party is 1pm tomorrow, Saturday, September 20th. This FREE event has it all: the Fourth-Annual Brewer's Olympics, Keith Moseley (SCI) and the Vine Street All-Stars, the Drunken Hearts, more than 30 varieties of beer rotating through the beer garden. And every penny from this event goes to New Era Colorado. Join in! [1700 Vine St, Denver, CO]

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

Denver Oktoberfest (Denver) - The 45th annual Denver Oktoberfest begins TODAY and runs for two weekends - September 19-21 and 26-28. The festival is located on the streets around 2100 Larimer Street, not too far from Coors Field. Be sure to enter the Stein Hoisting competition each day and qualify for the finals on September 27th at 9pm. This fest is touted as one of America's best Oktoberfests. Admission is FREE.

Zwanze Day (Denver) - Crooked Stave was selected once again to host the only Colorado-based celebration for Zwanze Day. Zwanze Day is a celebration of a special beer "Iris Grand Cru" released by Brasserie Cantillon from Brussels, Belgium. Crooked Stave's Barrel Cellar will host this tapping on Saturday, September 20th. Tickets will be available at the door at 11am and are expected to sell out - so better get in line early. Cash only. Crooked Stave will also tap several other Cantillon beers as well as a few of their own. [1441 W 46th Ave, Unit 19, Denver, CO]

Denver International Airport (Denver) - Not exactly what you'd call a beer destination, but DIA will become one temporarily for a few weeks as they are setting up a temporary beer garden in celebration of Oktoberfest (and the GABF too) from September 19th (today) through October 4th. The "Beer Flights" beer garden will be open daily from 11am to 7pm in the Jeppesen Terminal and will cost $10 to get into the area. For $10 you'll get two 10oz samples of beer, a bag of pretzels and a souvenir glass. Several Colorado breweries will be represented in this beer garden including Avery, Breckenridge, Bristol, Dry Dock, Great Divide and a couple others. There will be live music, brewmaster talks, beer trivia and plenty of seating space. There's also a free beer exhibit "Colorado on Tap: The State of Brew Culture" on the pre-security walkway to Concourse A that runs through December.

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Get ready for some fresh hops! Their fresh hop IPA will debut tomorrow, September 20th at both the Bines and Brews Hopfest and in their taproom. Come thirsty! And don't forget to enter their Cornhole Tournament on September 28th. Register at noon and play starts at 2pm. Winning team of two gets a pair of GABF tickets! [8071 S Broadway, Ste A, Littleton, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - The brewery is hosting their own Harvest Festival tomorrow, September 20th from 3pm to 7pm at the taproom. They'll be tapping "Mu-Toberfest" beer as well as hosting a Chili Cook-off. There will also be several Harvest Themed Games to play. Get into the spirit of the harvest season. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - Today they tap their Imperial Pumpkin Porter. It's got traditional pumpkin pie spices. The first 50 customers to order one get it served inside a baby pumpkin. Plus, they have a limited amount of their 2013 Rum Barrel Pumpkin on tap as well. Just in time for Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arrr! [1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO]

Denver Beer Fest (Denver) - From Sept. 26-Oct. 4, the citywide suds celebration known as Denver Beer Fest will return for its sixth year with hundreds of beer-themed events including Meet the Brewer Nights, beer-paired dinners, firkin nights, brewer versus brewer competitions and much more. All events are listed – and updated daily – at DenverBeerFest.com. The event was created by VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau, to offer more beer events around the Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) – organized by the Brewers Association – and also to give local breweries, tap houses, bars and restaurants an opportunity to showcase their products to the 50,000 beer lovers who attend the “Super Bowl” of beer festivals, as well as locals who were unable to get tickets for GABF 2014.

Boulder County

Großen Bart Brewery (Longmont) - They're making good progress on opening the brewery since July. They've progressed by leaps & bounds in Grossen Bart Brewery! THey've successfully installed their floor drains, framed & drywalled the restrooms, received their walk-in cooler, and got their special brewery floors laid down. The majority of their brewing equipment has also arrived. They still don't have an opening date set in stone, but hope to open our doors in mid to late October. They look forward to pouring you a pint of the purest form of outlandish character! Look for Großen Bart to be pouring at the upcoming Longmont Oktoberfest September 26 & 27 in Roosevelt Park. [935 Venice St, Longmont, CO]

12Degree Brewing (Louisville) - Their Duplicity (Golden Strong) and Enkidu (Cherry Golden Strong) ales have returned! Both are Brett-fermented, dry, tart, and funky. Come sample them this weekend! While you're at it, you can purchase tickets to their Beer, Cheese & Goats event coming up on Wednesday, October 1st. An excellent way to warm up for GABF! Tickets are $22 in the taproom. And yes, there will be goats there. [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - In one week, Wild Woods will celebrate their two year anniversary with a party on September 27th from 1-9pm. They will tap several specialty beers just for the occasion including an imperial coffee brown, an imperial IPA, a blonde ale with honey and toasted almonds, a pale ale with toasted coconut, an Oktoberfest lager, and some of their 1st anniversary ale from last year plus 6 year round beers. Commemorative mugs will be available. [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Come help Left Hand Brewing celebrate their 21st anniversary this weekend. They are releasing their Warrior IPA once again this year. It's brewed with fresh, whole flower Cascade hops with aggressive citrus and pine notes. Stick around late tonight for a music concert featuring their Leftapalooza winner "My Blue Sky" at 9pm. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - A Winter holiday ale release in Summer? Might be WAY early, but Avery is releasing their annual "Old Jubilation Ale" today at 5pm in the Tap Room. It has a mahogany hue, hints of hazelnuts, and a finish reminiscent of mocha and toffee. No spices, just a perfect blend of five specialty malts. And it's 8.3% ABV, but still comes in pints and 6-packs. It's their (very) early holiday gift to you! But if you save it til Christmas it might not be as fresh as Santa likes - so enjoy it now. [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - Pumpkin beer? Did someone mention pumpkin beer? Yup, and it's tapping tonight in their tasting room at 3:00pm. Get the taste of Fall in a glass. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - Five words: Nitro Stout on tap now. [3550 Frontier Ave, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] In September, 2014, Odell Brewing will celebrate the return of autumn with an array of fall brews including its new Fall-Winter Montage Variety Pack. The 12 pack features year-round favorites IPA and 5 Barrel Pale Ale, fall seasonal Isolation Ale, and the latest Roots Release beer, Gramps Oatmeal Stout. Inspired by the brewery’s small-batch pilot system, the Roots Release series honors Odell Brewing’s experimental brewing roots and allows fans to sample some of its favorites. Gramps is brewed with flaked oats and roasted malts, giving it a full body and a creamy smooth mouth feel. Hints of chocolate, coffee and cream blend for a complex yet comforting flavor. The rich brew pairs perfectly with crisp fall evenings, a hearty bowl of chili, or some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. The brewery’s eagerly anticipated fall seasonal six pack offering, Isolation Ale, returns this month as well. Also found in the Fall-Winter Montage Variety pack, Isolation Ale is a classic winter warmer with toasty caramel malts and a subtle spicy hop finish. The annual brew boasts a “100 world-class” rating from the Alström brothers on Beer Advocate. Seasonal 4 pack, Mountain Standard Double Black IPA, also returns in September. The brew features Colorado hops and blends a rich, dark malt character with a crisp, bright hop aroma and flavor. “All told, this is an excellent craft beer,” Erik Kain writes in his review for Forbes.com. “It manages to be very strong and very delicious all at once, with a nice round flavor that lingers gently, leaving that perfect balance of bitter and sweet in your mouth long after you've drained your glass.” The brewery will celebrate the return of Mountain Standard and Isolation in the tap room September 20-21, and will tap Gramps Oatmeal Stout on October 1st. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Come and get some Wet Hop Hipster IPA today. This is a fresh wet-hopped version of their popular India Pale Ale. Only available in their taproom. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Over the last few weeks, Wiley Roots has been releasing weekly a different "Hop Studies" hop-centric small batch beer. Last night, they tapped "Derailment", a double IPA that weighs in at 10% ABV and around 160 IBUs. This brew was made with Centennial, Zythos, Columbus and New Zealand Wakatu hops. This is the last of the Hop Studies beers for the season. Today at 6:30pm, Wiley Roots will tap their very first sour beer - Carousel Gose, a sour German wheat with sea salt and coriander. Plus, there's a version with crabapples too. Also, stop in this Saturday, September 20th for Wiley Root's Oktoberfest party from 2pm to 11pm. They'll have authentic German food and will be releasing their annual "O'Zapft Is!", an Oktoberfest-style Maerzen. [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Tonight they are killing kegs of Focolaboration by New Belgium and Redacted IPA by Renegade Brewing from 5-10pm and then there will be the Kenyon Brenner Trio is playing 8-11pm tonight at ‪#‎PatricksGreeley‬ ‪#‎livemusic‬ ‪#‎FridayFest‬ ‪#‎GreeleyUnexpected‬ [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Compass Cider (Ft. Collins) - Have you tried their newest small batch release, the Blueberry Cider? Not only is it delicious with tart notes of blueberry and the smooth sweetness of vanilla, but it's also good looking. It's a very limited release, so join in for a tall glass today! [216 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Tonight Snowbank Brewing has a very special beer going on tap at 5pm - Canoabo Porter. They soaked the Venezuela Canoabo cacao husks and nibs from Nuance Chocolate in five gallons of their Pawnee Porter resulting in an effervescent chocolate aroma and velvety chocolate flavor. Stop by for a taster, half pint or full pint of this tonight. With just five gallons this won't last long and you definitely don't want to miss it. The taproom is open until 9pm tonight. If you order a sausage from the food truck you'll get $1 off a pint of Colorado Red to pair it with. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Today at 6pm they'll be tapping their Friday Firkin. This week it's an "Orange Creamsicle Porter", an American-style porter with orange peel and vanilla bean. It's also Teacher Friday where all card carrying teachers get beers for $3.75 all day (except during your class hours). [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - There are two new experimental infusions available at Funkwerks tonight. Try their Saison infused with espresso and Thai chili, or try their Tropic Kin infused with blueberry and orange peel. Yum! [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Wilkommen, Oktoberfest! Releasing Fort Kölnz in the tasting room today. Yummy, fresh, clean first sip that opens up into a delicious fullness of flavor from this unfiltered Keller Kölsch-style ale. Come give it a try this weekend out here, or look for it to be on offer at Cafe Vino or The Mayor of Old Town, too. Prost and happy Friday! [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Walter Brewing Co (Pueblo) - Who wants to try Walter's Pueblo Green Chile Lager? Last night they just placed it on tap just in time for the Chile and Frijoles Festival. Visit them at the Fest Saturday night at 6pm or visit their taproom to get away from the crowds. [126 Oneida St, Pueblo, CO]

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - Today's tap list includes a three new beers (Cream Ale, Rapture Pale Ale and Lagered Bitter). If you haven't been out in the last week. Friday's hours are 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 10 PM, with a private tasting from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. They apologize for any inconvenience this causes and will be offering $1 off pints from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Great Storm Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Come join ins tomorrow for Oktoberfest. Four great beers are being tapped, and they're giving away GABF tickets! Beers are tapped at noon, prize drawing begins at 6pm. Four prizes total, GABF tickets last, must be present to win. Sausages by Bite Me, and soft pretzels available for purchase. Happy Oktoberfest! [204 Mount View Ln, Ste 3, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

South Park Brewing Colorado (Fairplay) - The city of Fairplay, tucked in on busy Highway 285 now has it's own brewery. Today South Park Brewing Colorado opens its doors for the first time. They plan to have several beers on tap including a milk stout that they debuted at a festival earlier this month, a saison, an IPA, a pale ale and a brown ale. They will also serve up a variety of pub food as well. Travelers on their way between Denver and Buena Vista can now stop off at the intersection of Hwy 285 and State Highway 9. And while the name indicates an homage to South Park, it is not associated with the cartoon in any way. Grats to owners Paul Kemp and Megan Sebastian for opening their business today. This marks the 48th brewery to open in the state so far this year. [297 US Highway 285, Fairplay, CO]

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - They love First Friday's and fall so much that they decided to release not one, but TWO new beers on Friday, October 3rd. Be the First to try their Oktoberfest Amber Lager (5.9% ABV) & their Trippel Strong Belgian Blonde (8% ABV)! Their Oktoberfest is a tribute to the fall...football, sausage, leaves changing, leaves falling...this German style Amber Alt-Bier has a deep orange color, a subtle and spicy hop presence, and a crisp finish from the use of an authentic strain of German Kolsch yeast. The Trippel is deceptively strong and dangerously delicious. Brewed with oats, wheat, light candi sugar, and saaz hops, it is golden in color, and has a slight candy like sweetness with big aromas of spice & banana and just enough hops to balance it all out. [1941 Dolores Way #81623, Carbondale, CO]

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - Tomorrow, Saturday September 20th, marks the release of their "Great Pumpkin Ale". They'll be pouring it both at their taproom and at the Band & Brews Fest in Town Park in Pagosa Springs. This may not be your mom's pumpkin pie, but it's just as tasty. [118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO]

Out of State Beers in Colorado

Ballast Point Brewing (California) - [PRESS RELEASE] Elite Brands of Colorado and Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits are excited to announce a distribution deal to bring Ballast Point to Colorado. “We've been waiting for the right time to go into Colorado, and now that our new brewery is online, we can make that happen," explained Earl Kight III, Chief Commercial Officer. "We've chosen a great partner in Elite Brands, and we are excited to see how our beer does in this market." "There is a lot of good beer being made in Colorado, so it's a testament to us that folks are still asking for Ballast Point," said Jack White, Ballast Point Founder and CEO. "Denver is a great beer market, and we're excited to be a part of it again." Elite Brands is expecting the first shipment of beer to arrive at the end of September. They will be releasing four beers into the Colorado market in limited quantities for the time being. The lineup includes Sculpin IPA, Calico Amber Ale, Pale Ale and Big Eye IPA, both in package and draft options.

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09/19/2014 04:47 PM
Southern Tier Sells Partial Stake to NYC Investment Firm
Southern Tier Brewing, a fast-growing top-50 craft brewery based in upstate New York, today announced it has sold a percentage of its business to Ulysses Management LLC, an investment firm with offices in New York City. Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Southern Tier co-founder Phineas DeMink told Brewbound that he would retain a financial interest in the company and remain in a leadership role.

09/19/2014 03:22 PM
American wineries you should visit (and none of them are in California)
California lures the lion’s share of Sideways-style quaffers – although areas such as Paso Robles and Temecula Valley show there’s much more to sip here than Napa and Sonoma – but the United States is bursting with intriguing alternatives worth sticking your nose into. “New York state’s two primary fine wine regions – Long Island […]

09/19/2014 03:18 PM
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09/19/2014 03:09 PM
IRI: Craft Sales Continue to Climb
Through the first nine months of this year, IRI numbers are once again telling a familiar story: Craft and cider continue to carry the beer segment’s growth across multi-outlet and convenience channels (MULC) with dollar sales swelling 21.3 percent and 82.1 percent, respectively. There are some more specific noteworthy takeaways, however, in the data collected up through September 7, regarding specific styles, brands and packages. For starters, the IPA continues its reign as the top selling craft style. Dollar sales are up 48.9 percent across MULC, which includes food, drug, club, dollar and military stores. [...]

09/19/2014 03:09 PM
Not another one! Country music star to release craft beer
Country music star Robert Earl Keen has teamed up with Fredericksburg’s Pedernales Brewing Co. to release the Texas musician’s brand of craft beer. The first beer Pedernales will brew for the country musician is a Honey Pilsner, which uses honey from Fain’s Honey in Llano, TX. The brewery describes the beer (5 percent ABV and […]

09/19/2014 02:47 PM
GQ Calls Chicago ‘The Greatest Drinking City in America’
Our fair city is receiving some impressive shout outs from two national magazines, highlighted by GQ calling Chicago the “greatest drinking city in America.” Dedicating a lengthy slideshow to its assessment, GQ documents everything from old bars (Maria’s Packaged Goods), to the establishments that set the stage for the current bar revival (The Violet Hour), […]

09/19/2014 02:31 PM
Goose Island Migration Week Begins On September 22nd
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09/19/2014 02:27 PM
Have Cascade Black Cap Raspberry and Eagle Rock Unity 2014 Shipped to Your Door

We are back with two amazing beers from our friends over at InsideTheCellar.com. Have Cascade Brewing’s Blackcap Raspberr…

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09/19/2014 02:00 PM
Molson Coors reçoit le Club de la Médaille d’or lors de l’ouverture de leur 47e saison
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09/19/2014 02:00 PM
Saranac Legacy IPA Tasting Notes

Saranac prides this IPA on both on being a very old recipe as well as a very light colored IPA. This homage to their past resulted in a well craft and somewhat unique beer. Beer: Saranac Legacy IPA Style: American … Continue reading

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09/19/2014 01:59 PM
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09/19/2014 01:42 PM
Maui Brewing Co. Is Returning to The Great American Beer Festival

Our dear friends at Maui Brewing Co. are returning to this year’s Great American Festival, which is less than two weeks away.…

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09/19/2014 01:36 PM
Pacific Brewing & Malting is opening this Saturday

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Updated Wednesday, September 17, 2014: We just received word that Pacific Brewing & Malting will open this Saturday, September 20. The tasting room will open at 1:00 and stay open into the evening (maybe as late as 10:00 or 11:00). This new brewery and tasting room is...

09/19/2014 01:22 PM
Spiteful Brewing Releases God Damn Peanut Butter and Jelly Pigeon Porter

(Chicago, IL)– Inspired by the classic sandwich of the same name, Spiteful Brewing releases God Damn Peanut Butter and Jell…

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09/19/2014 12:51 PM
11th Annual Hood River Hops Fest Returns on September 27th
We are now only one week away from one of the best times of the year to be living in the Pacific Northwest. Yes, we are entering full on fresh hop season! Hood River will play host to more than 40 local, regional and national breweries showcasing their fresh hop beers at the 11th annual […]

09/19/2014 12:41 PM
New sources
As if I didn't already have enough.

I just remembered how many German breweries give the OG as well as ABV on their websites. Great news. In a way.

I can harvest some data about beer styles, ABV, attenuation. Dead handy for comparisons with the 19th-century analyses I'm crawling through. And it really bumps up my modern German data. But . . .

Chipping out the 1800's gems was already scranning enough of my time.  I've just doubled my work. Brilliant.

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You may not hear from me for a while.

09/19/2014 12:32 PM
Odell Brewing announces fall beers including Gramps Oatmeal Stout
From Amanda at Odell: Odell Brewing will celebrate the return of autumn with an array of fall brews including its new Fall-Winter Montage Variety Pack. The 12 pack features year-round favorites IPA and 5 Barrel Pale Ale, fall seasonal Isolation Ale, and the latest Roots Release beer, Gramps Oatmeal Stout. Inspired by the brewery’s small-batch […]

09/19/2014 12:32 PM
Beer Birthday: Justin Crossley
Today is the 32nd birthday of Justin Crossley, the man behind the mic at The Brewing Network, one of the industry’s best voices. He’s an avid homebrewer and talker, a deadly combination, especially on radio. He also filmed Porter’s Porter Day last year and it will fun to see the...

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09/19/2014 12:32 PM
Falling Rock Tap House unveils 2014 GABF events
2014 Falling Rock Tap House GABF Week
It's one of the most popular queries that Fermentedly Challenged gets each year. "What's happening at Falling Rock Tap House this year during GABF?" - The GABF (aka the Great American Beer Festival) attracts tens of thousands of people to downtown Denver each year for the annual pilgrimage of craft beer lovers. And while these people are there, they also want to explore around Denver and taste some of the best beers around. Falling Rock Tap House seems to be one of the best places that represents Colorado and craft beer and judging by the crowds they attract each year they too are a destination. Here is an excerpt from their website detailing out all of the GABF week events they plan to host.

[Direct message from Falling Rock Tap House] Here’s the post you’ve been asking for: the calendar of events so far for the 2014 Great American Beer Festival. Don’t forget we are kicking it off (and Denver Beer Fest Week) with the Fresh Hop Fest here at the Rock on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 12-4. And now the good stuff…

Monday,September 29th
– 5:30 pm Falling Rock Tap House Annual GABF Tapping Party What better way to kick off GABF week than by enjoying the beers Chris pulls from his cellar and has been saving just for this little (ha!) party?

Wednesday, October 1st
– 3pm Crooked Stave Artisinal Importers (CO).
– 4pm Upslope (CO).
– 9pm Ballast Point (CA).
- 9:30pm (outside) Shelton Brothers Import Tapping.
– 10pm Cigar City (FL) – 11pm Schmaltz (NY).

Thursday, October 2nd
– 1pm Boulder Beer (CO).
– 2pm Rogue (OR).
– 3pm Lagunitas (CA).
- 4pm Magnolia (CA).
– 9:30pm (outside) Left Hand (CO).
– 10 pm Ommegang (NY).
– 10:30pm (outside) Green Flash (CA).
– 11pm Cigar City (FL).

Friday, October 3rd
– Noon Sierra Nevada (CA) Annual Kill A Keg. This event started when we noticed that we were pouring the season’s first keg of Harvest Ale really quickly. It started us thinking, just how fast could we pour a keg of beer? The rules are pretty simple: a 15.5gal keg, 1 person filling glasses out of one faucet.
– 1pm Boulevard Brewing (MO).
– 2pm New Holland (MI).
– 3pm Anderson Valley (CA).
– 4pm Epic Brewing (UT/CO).
– 9:30pm (outside) Taste of the Windy City.
– 10pm Stone Brewing (CA).
– 10:30pm (outside) Dogfish Head (DE).
– 11pm Elevation Beer Co (CO).
– 11:30pm Epic (CO).

Saturday, October 4th
– 4pm Avery Brewing (CO).
– 9:30pm (outside) Odell Brewing (CO).
– 10pm Firestone Walker (CA).
– 10:30pm (outside) Sun King (IN).
– 11pm New Belgium (CO) Always the Finale of Falling Rock’s GABF Week.

See more at: http://fallingrocktaphouse.com/2014-gabf-week-calendar/

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09/19/2014 12:08 PM
Brew Love: A Mini-Doc on BC Beer

If there is one thing I love about beer, aside from drinking it, it would be watching documentaries devoted to it. We were recently contacted by Jeremy Dyson of British … Continue Reading →

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09/19/2014 12:02 PM
Carver Brewing Will Be Attending The 2014 Great American Beer Festival

Carver Brewing of Durango,CO is one of over 600 craft breweries attending GABF this year. They will be pouring a few beers as well as e…

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09/19/2014 11:56 AM
Week of 09/19/14 Beer Tastings
Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which Woody from Green Flash will be pouring Green Flash Le Freak, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Green Flash Double Stout, Green Flash Hop Head Red, and Green Flash Road Warrior. As an added bonus, Kelly Buser [...]

09/19/2014 11:47 AM
Odell Brewing Brings Back Fall-Winter Montage Variety Pack

(Fort Collins, CO )– In September, 2014, Odell Brewing will celebrate the return of autumn with an array of fall brews including i…

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09/19/2014 11:25 AM
Beer made by walking: Indigenous?
The Great American Beer Festival has an “Indigenous/Regional Beers” category.1 I should have mentioned that last week when I asked for reader help in understanding what makes a beer indigenous. I figured that out Saturday when a) Alan McLeod added a rather long comment (long enough to turn into a post of his own), and […]

09/19/2014 10:30 AM
Random Beer Roundup: The CANvitiational is Here! Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar

Events are subject to change

The Brewers

Chilly Water Brewing

On tap now….
Chilly Water has Buddy’s Hop Harvest Red Ale on tap. This beer was made with 3 different hops all grown just a couple miles from the brewery by a name so many on the south side know of, The Brehobs. Brewer Dan Kryzwicki used a very unique style to add these whole leaf hops to the brew AFTER the boil.

The beer is named after Buddy Brehob who passed away the weekend the hops were harvested. Buddy spent his 80 years living and working on Brehob road. Rarely a day passed that Buddy was not asked what is growing across the street from his greenhouse supply business since the hops were planted in 2010. One day when Buddy was inspecting the hop yard he told his cousin Charlie, “you know your grandfather never was able to get anything to grow in this spot, this will be interesting.” Hops are growing naturally well there. No fertilizers and only rain produced an abundant crop this summer.

The Brehob family has a rich history of operating businesses in central Indiana. The family roots with agriculture products began in Wehdem, Germany when the first mill was built in 1818. There’s a history of the Aug. Brehob family business in Germany at www.brehop.de. The German Brehop family business is thriving and bigger than ever as they mainly supply animal feed.

 Daredevil Brewing
Daredevil Lift Off IPA now will be available at Lucas Oil Stadium for Indianapolis Colts games. Starting with the home opening game on September 15th you will be able to find Lift Off IPA at eight craft beer stations in the stadium. It's a great day for craft beer enthusiasts and Colts fans and we are happy to provide Lift Off IPA for all of you.

Looking to find our beers across the state of Indiana? We try to keep draft locations up to date on our website and post frequently to our Twitter and Facebook pages on can and draft locations across the state. If you are having trouble finding Lift Off IPA on draft or cans it could just be because the place you are at ran out. We are at hundreds of locations across the state so you can always try the handy Beer Spy site to search for a place near you. Always feel free to drop us an email, post or tweet and we will try and help.

Upcoming events

* Pints and Pins, Woodland Bowl, Friday, September 26th, 4 to 6 pm. Join us as we pair up with New Belgium Brewing for a joint event.
Great American Beer Festival, Denver, Colorado, October 2nd to 4th.

Daredevil Brewing Co. | Current beers available

Lift Off IPA: Our flagship beer available year round in cans and on draft.
A bounty of American Hops delivers the signature clean and crisp finish of a perfectly balanced West Coast style IPA.

Rip Cord Double IPA: A limited release beer available on draft.
An abundance of American hops balanced with a hint of malt to produce an exhilarating experience of intense hop flavors and aromas of citrus, floral and resin that combine to provide a satisfying crisp finish.  

 Triton Brewing
It's Anniversary Week at Triton Brewing Company! We are very excited to welcome everyone to the Brewery this weekend for the celebration!


Fieldhouse Wheat, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, Wit or Witout You, French Toast Saison, Beer Hammock Shandy, O’Ryen-N Warrior Pale, Nitro Railsplitter IPA & Hometown Hero

Country Boy Shotgun Wedding, New Day Meadery South Cider, Vanberg & DeWulf Lambick X, Widmer’s Omission Lager, Widmer’s Omission Pale Ale & Wood Boat Pale Ale
Saturday, September 20
Triton Brewing Company's 3rd Anniversary Party at Triton Brewing Company! Join us 2-5pm for family friendly games and 6-10pm for the Party! Featuring music from GBR and DJ Seany D, food trucks, Specialty Beers, 2014 Gingerbread Brown release and more!
Specialty Beers for the Anniversary Party: Gingerbread Brown, Gingerbread Brown (Nitro), Pink Ribbon Saison, Alt Lang Syne, Barrel Aged 2013 Alt Lang Syne, Barrel Aged Three Tine Tripel, Barrel Aged 500 Monks (2012), Barrel Aged 500 Sour Monks (2013), Barrel Aged Crosstown Rye-Vals, Batch #1 Bourbon Barrel Oatmeal Stout (2011).  For more info: tritonbrewing.com.

Brews and Blues at Festival Park on the Lake (Hobart, IN) from 3-6pm. Local breweries from Indiana and beyond come together on beautiful Lake George to enjoy Duke Tomato and raise funds for the City of Hobart Special Events and the Hobart Parks Department. Tickets available at:brownpapertickets.com.
Sunday, September 21
Yelp’s En Blanc Dinner on Monument Circle, 4-9pm.

Wednesday, September 24
Tapping of the Nobody’s F’Alt at Triton Brewing Company, 4-10pm! Come enjoy our “Oktoberfest” offering!
Maggiano’s Little Italy (3550 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis) Triton Brewing Company Beer Dinner, 6-10pm. Four courses paired with your favorite Triton beers! For more information, call 317.814.0700.
Thursday, September 25
New Belgian Brewing Company and Triton Brewing Company Tap Takeover, 6-10pm, The Pint Room Bar (Carmel, IN). Join us and our friends from Fort Collins as we socialize together! Triton will have more than 15 beers on tap!
Saturday, September 27
Valparaiso Brewfest at Central Park Plaza (Downtown Valparaiso), 1-5pm. More than 175 craft brews to sample, great eats available for purchase and live Zydeco music. See more at: www.valpobrewfest.com.
Irvington BrewFest at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Gymnasium, 7-10pm, Come sample craft beers and ciders from 5 amazing local breweries. Grab some fabulous swag that includes a custom pint glass. Enjoy great music from Audio Diner! For more info:www.irvingtonbrewfest.org.
Noblesville Brew Fest at Forest Park Shelter #1, 3-7pm. All participants will receive a commemorative sampling glass, while supplies last. All event proceeds benefit the Friends of Central Pool which operates the beautiful Forest Park Aquatic Center. . Tickets available atwww.brewsline.com/brewfest-tickets.html
Brew Bracket: Experimental IPA at Tomlinson Tap Room (222 E, Market Street, Indianapolis), 6-9pm! Come try our experimental IPA and tell us what you think! Join the ‘Brackets’ and vote for your favorite!

Taxman Brewing Co. in Bargersville

The grand opening of our brewery and gastropub in Bargersville will be this Saturday!  Doors will open at 11am and we will close at midnight. We will be opening as 21+ only. No tickets or reservations needed. 

Mashcraft Brewing

In addition to a Hefeweizen and a Wet-hopped Scottish in the works, here is what MashCraft has on the horizon.

Sept. 19th - MashCraft Oktoberfest Tapping - 2 p.m.

Sept. 21st - Kegs and Eggs - Who is interested in coming to MashCraft for a Sunday breakfast, where we will team up with Bee Coffee to have a variety of local, coffee-infused beers on tap along with eggs, bacon, and b&gs to eat? Yep...it's happening. Join us from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on 9/21 as we fill our bellies before the Colts and Jaguars.

Tow Yard Brewing
House Beers Currently on Tap:

Who's That? - Inside outside come around...Who's that?? Browwwwwwwwn. Who's That highlights all the classic characteristics of a Southern English Brown Ale that include toffee, nutty, bready, and roasty notes. This session Brown Ale, clocking in at 4.7% ABV, is an easy drinker for the Fall season. 4.7% ABV 22 IBU

Oompa Lupulin - You'll feel like you've just won the Golden Ticket when you drink this everlasting hop stopper. Oompa Lupulin is a fizzy lifting beer with humble malt characteristics that allow the notes of citrus, resin and earth to shine from the healthy hop additions of Simcoe and Falconers Flight. This pale ale will drive you Wonkers! 5.4% ABV 45 IBUs

​Goldie Hops - American Golden Ale​ brewed with Marris Otter, wheat, and some crystal malt. Lightly bittered with Magnum and Czech Saaz. With this combination, the beer is crisp, refreshing, and approachable to all kinds of beer drinkers. 5.2% ABV 26 IBU

Hook Up - A hybrid between a Radler and a Shandy. We call it a Shandler. It's our golden ale blended with a locally made, citrus forward soda. A delicious and refreshing beverage for a hot summer day. 4% ABV 7 IBU​

Emerald Circle - Made by Northwest Hopheads, for Midwest Hopheads. This aggressive IPA is brewed with Maris Otter base malt along with Light Crystal, Aromatic and Vienna malts to add complexity to the malt bill. From here we get a bit heavy handed with our hop additions, which are early and often. The laundry list of hops includes: Cascade, Chinook, Columbus and Centennial. Which are added throughout the boil and then later dry hopped. 6.5% ABV 83 IBU​

Horse Power
 - This house beer is a Double Pale Ale which lives up to its name. Maris Otter starts out our grist, followed by some Munich, Aromatic, and Light Crystal malts. For this beer we bittered with Magnum and Centennial, followed by late kettle additions of Cascade, Crystal and Styrian Golding hops which adds a depth of flavor and complexity to this beer. 7.3% ABV 63 IBU​

Working Title Wheat - The official beer of Hoosier Park Casino in Anderson (Known as the 'Dan Patch Ale' there). Citrus dominates the front end of the nose, followed by tropical fruit in the finish. Working Title is bittered with Chinook, followed by late kettle additions of Motueka and Rakau hops from New Zealand. The mouthfeel of this beer is achieved through generous amounts of white wheat, along with European specialty malts. 5.3% ABV 50 IBU

All house beers are available for $5 growler fills on Mondays. $4 Pints of Tow Yard beers on Tuesdays!

​Guest Taps​:
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
Burn 'Em Brewing 3:33 Black IPA
Scarlet Lane Silas Farmhouse Ale
Scarlet Lane Humble Peach
North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (Nitro)


We will be pouring along side some of Indiana and the nation's best breweries at the Valpo Brewfest. This fest takes place from 1-5 PM. More information can be found at http://valpobrewfest.com/main.html.

Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. Make sure your calendar is marked for the greatest beer festival in all the land. We hope to see some of you there. Ticket information available at http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/tickets/purchase-tickets/ 

Broad Ripple Brewpub

9/25, 6-9pm, will be our second Tails & Ales event of the month, and there will be two more in October.  

Scarlet Lane in McCordsville
September 21st, 4pm - 8:30pm - Yelp's Dinner En Blanc Downtown Circle

September 25th, 6pm - 9pm -Tap Takeover with New Holland and Urban Chestnut at Flashbacks

September 25th - Johny Carino’s in Greenwood Beer Dinner: 5 beers, 5 courses. Call Johny Carino’s to make a reservation

September 26th, 6pm-9pm - Grand Opening and McCordsville/Fortville Chamber of Commerce support party at the brewery. $25 ticket includes pint glass, Simeri’s food truck, beer tickets. Proceeds support the local Chamber.

September 27th,12pm-4pm - Best of Mutt show in McCordsville at the Grill2. Beers for sale during the event from

September 28th, 10am - 6pm - Colts Tap Takeover at Tavern on South

OCTOBER 12th Blood, Beer & Burgers - Outdoor Movie and Beer Pairing w/ Girls Pint Out (co-ed event). Ninkasi Brewing will be pouring on draft for the 1st time in Indiana for the event. Event goes from 6:30pm - 10:30pm. $35 ticket on Eventbrite includes custom pint glass, Punch Burger meal (vegetarian option available), popcorn, movie viewing and beers.  

  • CAN’d Art Reception, Sept. 19th at 7pm-9pm at the Arts Garden - Kick off Canvitational weekend and get some culture!
The 2nd Annual Sun King CANvitational will take place in the heart of Midwest – Indianapolis, IN. Located on Georgia Street, known for Super Bowl XLVI festivities and Pan Am Plaza, the CANvitational is set to showcase 40+ craft breweries from all over America who CAN. On Saturday, September 20th, 2014, the 2nd Annual CANvitational will enlighten patrons to sampling craft beer from award winning breweries from across the USA, enjoy local eats provided by local food trucks and music that will be sure to get you dancing in the streets, in an urban downtown atmosphere.
Get your tickets now, this is sure to sell out!  

Tin Man Brewing in Evansville

Tinvasion at Lino’s in Speedway on Friday, 9/19 at 5pm. We’ll be sampling Rivet Irish Red, Circuit Bohemian Pilsner, Alloy APA, and Overlord Imperial IPA.
Here’s a link: https://www.facebook.com/events/537586299707416/

Sun King’s CANvitational on Saturday, 9/20 in Indy. Starts at 1pm.

Brewbeque on Saturday, 9/20 in Evansville. Starts at noon.
Here’s a link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1540165082865772/ 

Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis
Thursday’s Beer:30 Release
Tangerine Porter
THE BLACK, WHITE BEER! Brewed with coriander, tangerine and orange peel, like a Wit. Chocolate and citrus come together in this refreshing Summertime Porter.

Indy JazzFest - Pub Creep
5:30 pm Joel Tucker Band performs. Caveman Truck on the street.
09/15/2014 - 09/19/2014
Cincy WeekAll Day Launch week rolls on through the week.
Popped Up Movie Night8:30 pm - 10:15 pm Indy Film Fest collaborates with Holy Cross Neighborhood Association to bring the movies to Flat 12.
Heroes Pay it Forward Friday8:30 pm - 11:30 pm Greta Speaks performs. Tickets available at link. Supports cancer research.
Arsenal 5K and Post-Run Party11:00 am Our neighbors support local Seniors in their pursuit of higher education.
Lock, Stock and Smoking Barrels11:00 am Copper & Kings provides Flat 12 and 11 other brewers with brandy barrels. Gather em up at this fest to close out Louisville Craft Beer Week.

Also coming soon: Defining Local with GPO and IndyBeerNews, Valpo BrewFest, Noblesville Brewfest and Comedy Stalwart, Matt Braunger.  Check out more here: Events
In The Taproom
Fuffet Double IPAWeet HeavyIndy 11UniCycle IPAThursday Beer-Thirty Release: Tangerine Porter
BlueMile Extra Pale AleHinchtown Hammer Down12 Penny Scottish AleWalkabout Pale AleAxis HefeFlat Jack Pumpkin AleHalf Cycle IPAHello My Name is Amber AlePogue’s Run PorterPenrod 22 Kolsch
Joe Brahma Coffee Brown Ale

Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co.

Thr3e Wise Men House Beers:
Two Lucy's Blackberry Wheat
Golden Zoe IPA
Centennial Martyr Double IPA
Snow Bunny Blonde
Bulldog Brown
Hubbard & Cravens Porter
Rocky Ripple Pale Ale
CASK: Hoppy Wheat with Citra Hops
Thr3e Wise Men Seasonal:  
8 Mile Michigan Cherry Wheat - Tapping on 10.7.14
Color: Pale Pink | ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 18
Features: A light tart Belgian wheat beer fermented with Michigan tart cherries.

 Thr3e Wise Men  Seasonal:
Antonius 1742 Oktoberfest  
Color: Amber | ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 21Features: A malty, medium bodied beer with a slight dry finish featuring Pilsner, Vienna, and Munich malts. Hopped with Spalt and Hersbrucker.

Events and promotions:

NEW Scotty's Brewhouse Menu!- Tuesday, September 9th All Scotty's Brewhouse Locations launched a new menu. Make sure to stop by and try our several new favorites - Mexican Fiesta Salad, Bar-b-q pulled pork slaw sandwich, or the Totchos (Yep tater tot nachos)!

Thr3e Wise Men Pizza of the Month! Spicy Pigskin Pizza - hand-tossed dough, made thin and crispy with our Golden Zoe IPA, covered in spicy bar-b-q sauce, ham, spicy Italian sausage, and chopped bacon. Perfect for your pigskin weekends.

Online contest - Show us your man or lady cave - post on instagram with the hashtag #brewhousemancave - best “cave” wins $100 in catering at Scotty’s Brewhouse! - entries must be submitted by September 30th

Scotty's 2014 Pick'em or Survivor Football Contest - Join our Free football challenges at www.scottysbrewhouse.com/pickem. Winners picked every week to win $$! You can join any week and still win!


· Saturday, October 4th: American Multi-sport Muncie Triathlon

· Saturday, October 11th: Red Gold Crush Hunger 5K & Chili Cookoff (Elwood, IN)

· Saturday, October 25th: Brew N Boo at Clay Terrace

· Saturday, October 25th: American Multi-sport Muncie Mini Marathon

Thr3e Wise Men Beer on Tap

If you would like to pour Thr3e Wise Men, we will personally deliver to you in the Indianapolis area. Or, we can get to you through our distributor if outside of Indy. We offer beer education classes, free pint glasses and full craft support. Please contact Tyler Thompson at tthompson@scottysbrewhouse.com 

Cutters Brewing in Avon

Sept. 25th - Fall Purse Bingo, Avon Washinton Township park Pavilion Center, 7-9pm Must be 18 to play Bingo
Sept. 27th - Farm to table, 1900 E Main St, Danville, Indiana 5-10pm Cartlidge Barn of Hendricks County on the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds & Conference Complex
Oct. 11th - Sahara Mart 2611 E 3rd St Bloomington, IN. Free Beer & wine tasting
Oct. 17th - BEERFEST 2014, presented by Best Beers. Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center 6-9pm
Oct. 18th - Munster Ale Fest Centennial Park, 900 N Centennial Dr Munster, IN 12-5pm
Cutters has an updated website www.Cuttersbrewing.com - check it out! 

Ram Downtown and Fishers

Oktoberfest is now on tap! Also on tap we have an Hansel (an American Wheat), Ger-main Guy (a German Pils), and RAMmsteam (a California Common). 
Looking for a place to watch the game and get some tasty food and a few brews? Be sure to stop by either of our location this football season and root for you favorite team (hopefully the Colts, although we will allow fans of any teams...).

If you decide to stay in and watch the game(s) don't forget that you can get carryout beer at the RAM everyday, even on Sundays!!(Downtown only on Sundays)

Many of you may have already heard, but my Assistant Brewer Nathan Scruggs has moved on to be the Head Brewer at Rock Bottom College Park. We wish Nathan the best in his new position, and all his future endeavors.
My new Assistant Brewer is Mike Freeman, formerly of Great Fermentations. Mike has been an avid homebrewer and wine maker (including time as a professional winemaker at a small boutique winery) for 10 plus years and was a chemist in his previous career. I'm excited to have him on board and look forward to teaching him and learning from him as well! 

Upland Brewery

Teddy Bear Kisses will be available for wholesale on draught and in 4-packs on September 15 and on tap at Upland locations on September 19.
Beer Description: A dark and robust beer brewed in the traditional stout method. Teddy Bear Kisses features an abundance of dark malts and high alpha hops for a powerful impact of roast, chocolate, and sweet bitterness. The lucky few who cuddle up to a warming session with Bourbon Barrel Teddy Bear Kisses, can sense the velvety malt character, balanced bitter intensity, and soothing chocolate notes created by long aging on fair trade cocoa nibs. This tasty brew is then aged in bourbon barrels giving it subtle vanilla and oak notes to warm you through the cold winter season. ABV: 10.2 IBU: 7.6 SG: 21 SRM: 47.1
Harvest Ale will be available on draught and in 4-packs starting in early October.
Beer Description : An American Pale Ale by design with a hop back of freshly harvested Citra hops. Expect huge wafts of tropical fruit notes, balanced by a moderate bitterness and light tasted malt character. A showcase for one of our favorite ingredients and a delight for all the hopheads. ABV: 5.5 IBU: 62 SG: 14 SRM: 13

Bars, Restaurants, Carryout, & Distributors

- Trivia night is Tuesday 9/30, start time is 7 pm, doors @ 6:30
- We'll be at King Park's Best Bite on 10/9, pairing up house made Boudin & Abita Amber Ale (see King Park Area Development Corporations website for details & tickets)

- We are taking RSVP's for Pumpkin Carving Night on our Patio, featuring Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin Ale on 10/22. Start time is 4 pm, but it will go into the evening. RSVP via email (shoeflyindy@gmail.com) in order to be sure we have enough pumpkins & carving supplies

- We just picked up a case of Mikkellers Simcoe IPA

- Oktoberfest line is up & will run through mid-October (currently Brooklyn's)

- Pumpkin line is up & will run through mid-November (currently Southern Tier Pumpking)

Lino's in Speedway
Friday, September 19
Tin Man Brewing Tap Takeover

Friday, September 26
Sun King Tap Takeover 

Great Fermentations 
Brew with Blichmann Day: Sept. 20th from 11-12
The Blichmann boys are taking the BrewEasy on the road and their first stop is Great Fermentations Indianapolis on Saturday, September 20th from 11-12. This is a Julia Childs style brew demo with three BrewEasys set up to show you each of the brewing steps in quick succession. The BrewEasy is a revolutionary new ultra-compact and economical all-grain brewing system that uses one heat source and two kettles to make the transition from extract to all-grain brewing easy and approachable. See the gas fired and electric BoilCoil versions of the BrewEasy in action and get expert advice from the innovators themselves.

Union Jack Pub Broad Ripple
PUMPKIN BEER FEST tickets now on sale! Learn more about the event, what beers we have (continually being updated), as well as purchase tickets here: http://unionjackpub.co/events/pumpkin-beer-fest/

Ruth's Chris Downtown and North location
Featuring Storm and Anchor beer at both  locations! 
We have 15 cases of this beer with more on a boat headed this way right now. This is one of the most highly acclaimed new breweries in all of Europe! This is the first time this beer will be available in the US and it will be exclusive to Ruth’s Chris Steak Houses only in Indiana and St. Louis! The different brews we have are:
Hoppy Brown:
Dry Hopped double Brown with a long lasting and very aromatic fruity hoppy finish with hints of tea and coffee.
Alcohol: 6.3

Citra Saison:
French Saison with Citra Hops, dry, sparkling, citrus hoppy.
Alcohol: 6.6

IBA Imperial Red:
Beer with a long aromatic fruity hoppy finish, fresh and mainly grapefruity; very dry and lightly earthy.
Alcohol: 8.1

Black IPA:
Roasted and smoked malts aroma with notes of citrus and grapefruit.
Alcohol: 7.1

Classic west coast IPA, with citrus notes and a malty backbone.
Alcohol: 6.9

Goose the Market
Have you been curious about our Beer & Cheese Club? Click here to find out more!

Papa's in Culver
Newest to our selection of 30 draft beers: Beachwood/Heretic/Stone Unapologetic IPA, Dark Horse FF Dekoorc Eert, Bell's Amber, Brooklyn Lager, Flat 12 Summer Cycle,

On Deck: Danny Boy Beer Works Miss Ginger Witte, People's/New Albany Collaboration: People's Republic of New Albania, Lakefront Pumpkin Lager, Stone 18th Anniversary IPA, Green Flash West Coast IPA, 3 Floyd's Moloko, 3 Floyd's Arctic Panzer Wolf,

Check out our current full lineup here: indianasbestpizza.com/beer 

Yogi's in Bloomington
Beer School Schedule, Tuesdays at 7pm:
  • 9/23 Oktoberfest
  • 9/30 Bloomington Brewing Company
  • 10/7 Sun King
  • 10/14 Pumpkins
  • 10/21 Upland

Patrick's Kitchen in Zionsville
We are pouring Bier's Kolsch, and their Chinookalicious...IPA, La Trappe Quadruple, Triplle de Ripple from Brugge, FFF Gumball head, Lexington Brewing's Bourbon Barrel Ale, Stone's Ruin Ten DBL IPA, Cuvee Des Jacobins Sour, Yes, that's right a sour...and Outliers American Rye.

Starlight Distribution, LLC 

From Josh:

Beer & Fundraising Events

Defining "Drink Local"
Flat 12 Bierwerks
Thursday, September 25th

"Drink local" is a common rallying cry for craft beer drinkers, but how does one define "local"? Bill Jimerson, Indy Beer News, and Amanda Wishin, Girls Pint Out, will moderate a panel to discuss defining local and the positives and negatives associated with sourcing locally.
Panelists will be:
Jeff Evard - Herr Station Malt, Ryan Hammer - Three Hammers FarmsMatthew L. Bochman - Indiana University, Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry ("yeast scientist"), Rob Caputo - Flat 12 Director of Brewery Operation.s
This discussion will be live-recorded for an Indy Beer News podcast. In conjunction, for Beer:30 Flat 12 will tap a beer that exemplifies "drink local" made with local ingredients.

Check out our Facebook page for more details! Get your tickets here or at the door...only $10 and many local breweries will be represented.

Blood, Beer, & Burgers
Scarlet Lane Brewing Co.
Sunday, October 12th

6:30- 10:30 pm

Welcome the Halloween season with Scarlet Lane, Girls Pint Out, Punch Burger, Cornival Popcorn, and our favorite beers organized through Zink Distributing!

The October anthology classic Trick R' Treat will be played on the big screen on the brewery lawn and will be paired with select beers. Along with beers from Scarlet Lane, unique beers from Ninkasi Brewing, Urban Chestnut, and Arcadia will take you through the full movie experience. Your $35 ticket price includes a custom pint glass, beer, popcorn, Punch Burger meal, and movie.
What You Need: blanket/lawn chair, good attitude, and an ID showing 21+
RAIN OR SHINE (event will be indoors if needed)
Seats are limited, but good company will be plentiful.
For more details and tickets: http://bloodbeerburgers.eventbrite.com/ 

Brew Bracket presents: Experimental IPAs

6-9 PM
Tomlinson Tap Room
Eight incredible Indiana brewers making a new recipe or a twist on the classic. Be the first in Indiana to taste all 8 and vote for the best! For tickets and more info, click HERE

Master of Beer Appreciation classes 
Fall Series starts 10/4! Beer MBA Classes - More Than Just a Tasting
This is a unique opportunity for people at all knowledge levels to learn more about the World's Classic Beer Styles. As we sample each beer, we'll briefly discuss its origin, history and what makes it unique. This is a fun experience. Don't miss it!
  • Designed for Everyone (must be 21 years of age)
  • Flexible Schedule - Take Any Class in Any Order (after attending a Class 1)
  • Take All 3 Classes and Get Your "MBA Certificate"
Only $50 per 3-hr Class (includes free samples of all beers)
Class 1 – Sat, August 23
Class 2 – Sat, September 13
Class 3 – Sat, October 4
BJCP Study Group Starts Oct 17th - Beer MBA Classes are Prerequisite - Exam on November 22nd
This year's BJCP Study Group sessions will be on the following Friday nights, Oct 17, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, and the Exam will be on Saturday, Nov 22. Send me an email to RonSmith@MarketWiseSolutions.com to reserve your seat! 
Guided Beer Vacations to Belgium and Germany
Take a Dream Trip to Germany where nearly everything is planned and coordinated for you. Visit the Famous Breweries and the Best Beer Bars in the World, all led and guided by Ron Smith, a recognized Beer Expert that will help explain even more about the legendary beer styles, history and cultures.  Learn more now:  Germany 2015 - Munich, Bavaria and Bamberg! 
Be sure to sign-up for our email list so we can notify you of our upcoming trips and classes. For any additional information, don't hesitate to contact us atBeerMBA@MarketWiseSolutions.com or call 317-564-4898 and ask for Ron Smith.

09/19/2014 09:36 AM
Avery Brewing Releases Pump[KY]n Bourbon Barrel-Aged Beer
Boulder, CO – This Sunday Avery Brewing Company will release its latest session beer. At 17.22% ABV, perhaps it’s not a “session beer” by most standards, but for a brewery releasing 6 beers that are over 16% ABV within a period of 5 months, this is right up their alley.   Pump[KY]n may be a huge beer, though Founder and CEO Adam Avery says that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to find a bunch of friends to split a bottle. “I try to just limit myself to one per drinking session. So I’d call it [...]

09/19/2014 09:32 AM
Upland Releases Nut Hugger Brown Ale
Bloomington, IN — Upland Brewing Co. announced today that Nut Hugger Brown Ale will be available on draught in Upland retail locations on October 24 and will be available in select bars and restaurants by November 1. 

 Beer Description: Unique twist on a traditional recipe. The familiar, pleasant bitterness you would expect from brown ale is present, tempered by a full, chewy caramel malt. However, things get interesting once you taste the hints of roasted biscuit and the chocolaty aroma, and to top it off, a touch of sweetness in the finish. Originally, brown ale [...]

09/19/2014 09:13 AM
Gordon Biersch Summerbrau

The post, Gordon Biersch Summerbrau, first appeared on The Barley Blog.

In addition to the tasty Golden Export that was reviewed earlier this week, I also had the opportunity to sample several Gordon Biersch seasonal and year-round products. The first up is the company’s Summerbrau, a 4.8% ABV Kolsch-style brew. This bright, refreshing beer is ideal for these late Summer days where the weather is starting […]

The post, Gordon Biersch Summerbrau, first appeared on The Barley Blog.

09/19/2014 08:01 AM
Russian company buys Pabst
Oasis Beverages, a Russian food a beverage company owned by Eugene Kashper, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pabst Brewing Company. TSG Consumer Partners, an investor in growth-oriented consumer brands, will acquire a minority stake in Pabst as part of the transaction. “Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American brand – it […]

09/19/2014 07:53 AM
Firearms Training at the Pub
Milwaukee restaurant owner Andy Kochanski knows the life-saving value of firearms. In August of 2013 three armed thugs attempted a robbery of Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall. The businessman, who was also armed, shot and killed one of the robbers. The other two were later captured and put on trial. To ensure other citizens are properly prepared to defend their own lives, a free concealed carry course was hosted at the bar recently, attended by 100 people.

This is the second such course hosted at the beer hall. Kochanski was praised by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke for his actions in defending his and his customers' lives.

I suspect the Concertina Beer Hall is an unlikely place for future robbery attempts.

[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

09/19/2014 07:00 AM
Improving Beer Clarity and Finings : In Depth – Part 2
Beer ColorsThis is the second part of my four part series on beer clarity. Last week we covered how to measure beer haze and some of the major causes of beer clarity issues. This week we’re going to go in-depth and discuss yeast, proteins and tannins and begin to cover how to control and improve beer […]

09/19/2014 05:04 AM
It’s not your father’s beer can – but is it yours?
Considering it was (little-known fact alert) a European brewery that first produced canned beer, in 1933, in Lorraine, France (the Americans only followed two years later) we Europeans have been distinctly sniffy about beer in cans. One French website, talking … Continue reading

09/19/2014 04:44 AM
Porter Tasting: Batch 1

Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog - Writing about beer and pubs since 2007

We spent a couple of nights this week drinking and thinking about the first batch of bottled porters in the running to be declared our go-to for this winter. Without making any real attempt at objectivity — there were no red lightbulbs or concealed labels — we did try to hold each beer to the same […]

Porter Tasting: Batch 1

09/19/2014 04:30 AM
Big Sky Brewing Set to Release Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout
September 16, 2014 – Missoula, Montana - Big Sky Brewing Company is pleased to announce the release of Ivan the Terrible, Imperial Stout, four-packs. The imperial stout will hit retail shelves the week of September 22nd and is known among craft consumers for its notes of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and roasted cocoa. The Missoula Montana […]

09/19/2014 03:05 AM
Whitbread Stout quality 1922
I just found myself subconsciously singing "My Way" in my head. Can't possibly think why

Finally we're there. At the final set of analyses. The very first part of this series, "Was Watney's Mild crap in the 1920's?" was on the 26th January 2014. So I've been at this for just about nine months. Scary to think it's taken as long to form as a baby.

But don't get too carried away yet. I've still a Stout roundup and then an overall league table to compile. There are still a few steps left in our journey.

How appropriate that Whitbread, the people we have to thank for this lovely information, comes last. Just an alphabetical coincidence, but still appropriate. I thought: "What extra crap, sorry background detail, can I stick in?" Why not something about the beers? The grists are an obvious one. But I know so much more about Whitbread beers. A great excuse for lots more tables.

For example, they very handily have tables at the back of their brewing books showing how much of each type of beer they brewed each week of the year, with monthly and annual totals. Which lets me put together tables like this:

Whitbread Porter and Stout output 1921 - 1929
P S CS LS ES Total
year barrels % barrels % barrels % barrels % barrels %
1921 15,688 6.57% 58,452 24.50% 133,563 55.97% 30,920 12.96% 238,623
1922 16,562 8.59% 47,530 24.66% 84,703 43.95% 15,340 7.96% 28,582 14.83% 192,717
1923 14,165 8.33% 39,960 23.51% 68,326 40.20% 20,866 12.28% 26,660 15.68% 169,977
1924 15,948 8.95% 37,834 21.23% 74,258 41.67% 23,442 13.16% 26,710 14.99% 178,192
1925 14,943 9.12% 35,396 21.59% 62,357 38.04% 22,262 13.58% 28,974 17.67% 163,932
1926 13,511 8.02% 34,567 20.51% 20,721 12.30% 69,724 41.38% 29,990 17.80% 168,513
1927 10,708 7.15% 30,087 20.09% 86,569 57.82% 22,361 14.93% 149,725
1928 10,105 7.11% 30,017 21.12% 85,992 60.49% 16,039 11.28% 142,153
1929 5,558 6.48% 17,284 20.15% 51,624 60.18% 11,313 13.19% 85,779
Whitbread brewing records held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document numbers LMA/4453/D/09/113, LMA/4453/D/09/114, LMA/4453/D/09/115, LMA/4453/D/09/116, LMA/4453/D/09/117, LMA/4453/D/09/118, LMA/4453/D/09/119, LMA/4453/D/09/120, LMA/4453/D/09/121, LMA/4453/D/09/122.

It tells us a few things. Like their Porter started its terminal decline in 1926. That Country Stout (CS) had a brief life, at first almost sucking the life out of London Stout (LS) then withering itself away. LS bounces back to over 90,000 barrels a year in 1930. Don't know what happened in 1929, but the following year total Porter and Stout production was over 150,000 barrels again. Overall, Whitbread's Stout sales were in decline in the 1920's. In the 1930's they stabilised at around 120,000 barrels.

Now details of the beers. On the face of it, there were 7 beers: P (Porter) CS (Country Stout), COS (Country Oatmeal Stout), LS (London Stout), LOS (London Oatmeal Stout), S (Stout) and ES (Extra Stout). In reality there just three. As this table shows:

Whitbread Porter and Stout in 1922
Date Beer Style OG FG ABV App. Atten-uation lbs hops/ qtr hops lb/brl boil time (hours) boil time (hours) Pitch temp
12th Jun P Porter 1028.0 1007.0 2.78 74.98% 7.47 0.93 1.5 1.75 64º
12th Jun CS Stout 1045.7 1013.0 4.32 71.54% 7.47 1.52 1.5 1.75 61.5º
12th Jun COS Stout 1045.7 1013.0 4.32 71.54% 7.47 1.52 1.5 1.75 61.5º
6th Jun LS Stout 1054.6 1015.0 5.23 72.51% 7.44 1.77 1.75 2 61.5º
6th Jun LOS Stout 1054.6 1015.0 5.23 72.51% 7.44 1.77 1.75 2 61.5º
6th Jun S Stout 1054.6 1015.0 5.23 72.51% 7.44 1.77 1.75 2 61.5º
6th Jun ES Stout 1054.6 1015.0 5.23 72.51% 7.44 1.77 1.75 2 61.5º
Whitbread brewing record held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number LMA/4453/D/09/115.

Now the grists:

Whitbread Porter and Stout grists in 1922
Date Beer Style OG pale malt brown malt black malt no. 3 sugar oats hops
12th Jun P Porter 1028.0 63.96% 14.15% 13.02% 8.30% 0.57% Oregon hops
12th Jun CS Stout 1045.7 63.96% 14.15% 13.02% 8.30% 0.57% Oregon hops
12th Jun COS Stout 1045.7 63.96% 14.15% 13.02% 8.30% 0.57% Oregon hops
6th Jun LS Stout 1054.6 64.69% 14.93% 12.09% 7.58% 0.71% Oregon hops
6th Jun LOS Stout 1054.6 64.69% 14.93% 12.09% 7.58% 0.71% Oregon hops
6th Jun S Stout 1054.6 64.69% 14.93% 12.09% 7.58% 0.71% Oregon hops
6th Jun ES Stout 1054.6 64.69% 14.93% 12.09% 7.58% 0.71% Oregon hops
Whitbread brewing record held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number LMA/4453/D/09/115.

The recipes are elegantly simple: pale, brown and black malts, No. 3 invert sugar and a handful of oats for legal reasons. I should say recipe rather than recipes, because, though P, CS and COS were parti-gyled together, as were LS, LOS, S and ES, the same basic recipe was used for both sets. If I'm honest, Whitbread's records are terribly dull in this period.

One odd feature: 100% Oregon hops. It's really unusual to see all American hops in a beer. It implies to me that these are all early additions. They would normally use US hops for later additions. British brewers weren't keen on the flavour of American hops.

The ingredients are the same as they had been 50 years earlier. Look:

Whitbread Stout grists in 1870
Date Beer Style OG pale malt brown malt black malt Sugar
8th Aug SS Stout 1080.9 73.11% 13.71% 4.57% 8.61%
8th Aug SSS Stout 1098.3 73.11% 13.71% 4.57% 8.61%
4th Nov xp S Stout 1070.4 68.59% 18.29% 4.57% 8.55%
19th Jan K Porter 1055.6 70.00% 25.00% 5.00%
Whitbread brewing records held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document numbers LMA/4453/D/09/063 and LMA/4453/D/09/064.

A little more pale malt and less black malt, but not really that much different.

That was fun. Now finally to today's beer, Whitbread draught Stout. Or London Stout, as it clearly was. It terms of spec, it's a touch stronger than average. Oh, and it's the more expensive 9d type of Stout. But what about its performance?

Whitbread Stout quality 1922
Year Beer FG OG ABV App. Atten-uation Flavour score Price
1922 Stout 1011.9 1055 5.61 78.36% good 2 9
1922 Stout 1018.2 1055.7 4.86 67.32% good 2 9
1922 Stout 1014.2 1055.2 5.33 74.28% v . fair 2 9
Average  1014.8 1055.3 5.27 73.32%
Whitbread Gravity book held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number LMA/4453/D/02/001

We're ending on a high note. Only three samples, but all get an impressive 2 score. I could work out the average without the benefit of a computer.

Whitbread pubs will (or should that be were?) be full of time-travelling Stout lovers.

09/19/2014 01:00 AM
Beer In Ads #1317: I Can See My Hammock
Thursday’s ad is another one from the United Brewers Industrial Foundation, again from 1944. This was well before the “Beer Belongs” series, but after World War II began. This one is part of an award-winning series of ads they did during the war to help boost morale on the home...

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09/18/2014 08:28 PM
Drink Beer, Cure Diabetes
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09/18/2014 06:39 PM
Colorado Beer News 091814
Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Cheeseburger Day. It's the food that Jimmy Buffet eats in paradise. It's a food that is iconic of America. Go celebrate this popular food item today in a single, double or even a triple stack. Try pairing your favorite craft beer with the classic cheeseburger too. Beer will help wash down all those beefy calories. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, September 18th, 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

Epic Brewing (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] To celebrate the Denver Brewery’s first anniversary and The Great American Beer Festival, Epic Brewing is hosting a special event on October 2nd. Epic Brewing’s Second Annual 50 Firkin Fiasco will feature fifty unique cask beers that highlight the brewery’s beer portfolio and the creativity of its brewers and cellar staff. This year the full event will be open to the public from 2:00 – 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25.00 and include a 7oz tasting glass. The first 100 people through the door will also receive a “50 Firkin Fiasco” t-shirt. Tickets are available through Imbibe Denver and at 50firkins.nightout.com. The brewing staff will be on hand to discuss the beers as participants explore the brewery. Food vendors will also be onsite during the event providing lunch and dinner. Some of the firkins that will be on tap include: Santa Cruz Brown Ale with toasted oak and whole leaf Chinook hops, Mid Mountain Mild Ale with cascara coffee cherries, Hopulent IPA with sweet orange peel, 825 State Stout with Novo Coffee “Finca Cilladiana” blend, Hop Syndrome Lager with coriander and Capt'n Crompton's Pale ale with whole leaf Cascade hops and grapefruit. “We already produce over 40 styles of beer on a regular basis at Epic and this event brings us to 90 plus. We always have something new going on and that’s a good time for everyone.” explains David Cole, Epic’s Co-Founder. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

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

Spangalang Brewery (Denver) - With a name like Spangalang you know it's going to be different. Soon to be former head brewer at Great Divide Brewing - Taylor Rees and two others (Austin Wiley and Darren Boyd) plan to open a new brewery sometime in 2015 in the Five Points area of Denver at 2736 Welton Street. Rees will wrap up his brewer duties at Great Divide in October and focus on this new brewery. This location is apparently in an old DMV office. Stay tuned for word on this upcoming brewery. [2736 Welton St, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Brewing (Westminster) - Kokopelli is feeling groovy and is hosting a Kokopelli Woodstock party all day on Saturday, September 27th. Wear your tie dye clothes and get food and drink specials all day. They'll be sponsoring a rad costume contest from 2-5pm. Live music from 12pm-3pm and also 5pm-10pm. Don't be a square, come and have a far out time. Also, during GABF on Friday, October 3rd from 5-8pm Kokopelli will host their annual Block Party. Join in for $1 off house pints and plenty of giveaways and live music. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co (Littleton) - Saison du Miel Returns on Friday the 19th! To celebrate the return of their Saison, LTD has ordered fresh Palisade Peaches to put in the Randall. Their Saison is made with honey from Beeyond The Hive in Salida and it should pair perfectly with these delicious peaches. If you've been missing the Saison then you need to stop by the brewery starting on Friday to try out the peach infused Saison! [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Wynkoop Brewing Co (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Wynkoop Brewing Company will release its highly acclaimed Pumpkin Ale on October 1st, 2014 in a hand-designed can. The Pumpkin Ale is a lightly spiced English-Style Brown Ale with three preparations of pumpkin added to the mash. The Pumpkin Ale, part of Wynkoop’s seasonal Even Smaller Batch series, features a smooth malt backbone with additions of CaraMalt, Crystal and roasty Brown malts. These malts are complemented with light additions of a secret spice blend to add a warming drinkability to the beer. The pumpkins are added to the mash in three ways - dried, pureed and fresh-roasted. The three preparations of pumpkin bring out the best flavor characteristics of the glorious gourd. These delicately brewed ingredients come together to create an ale that celebrates the harvest spirit enjoyed by all at the Wynkoop. The new can features art hand-drawn by Studio Pattern and is in keeping with the new Even Smaller Batch series design theme introduced by Patty’s Chile Beer earlier this year. The labels for the Even Smaller Batch series are caringly applied by hand in the packaging workshop of the brewery, located in the building’s basement. Beer Maestro Andy Brown has been seasonally brewing the Pumpkin Ale for his entire stead with the Wynkoop. Andy said, “We go out of our way to select the finest pumpkin products and spices to blend into this beer. This year, we partnered with Teakoe, a local purveyor of finely crafted premium teas, to create the spice blend for our pumpkin beer. Teakoe packaged the pie spices into super size large tea bags for us, which we then use to infuse the beer. This gives us better control over the infusion process and a very high quality of flavor, which is what we want.” [1634 18th St, Denver, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - Former Future is doing another Beer and Empanada Pairing with Maria Empanada at 7p on Tuesday, September 30. $18 gets you 4 beers and 4 empanadas. Tickets can be purchased in the taproom or over the phone (720-441-4253). They're also going to be releasing their first bottled beer on October 1st. Beginning when they open at 4pm, they'll be selling Bourbon Barrel Prim & Porter, aged in Barrel #13 from Law's Whiskey House (opening later this year in the Platt Park neighborhood). At only 6.5% ABV, this beer was aged for 2 months in the barrel, then blended with their porter. This creates a wonderfully rich and decadent beer with bourbon on the nose and a full, chocolatey mouthfeel. Like dessert in a bottle. Be sure to get a bottle! Also, during the bottle release, they will be screen printing t-shirts for FREE if you bring your own shirt. They will also have a limited selection of colors and sizes to purchase for $10. [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th during the Great American Beer Festival, Breckenridge Brewery will host Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at the Ogden Theater. As part of its “Hand Crafted Music Series” Breckenridge Brewery is celebrating the GABF with 2 nights of live, heavy, shake-your-tail-feather grooves from the high-energy group, Tiny Universe, led by acclaimed funk and soul master, Karl Denson. In traditional festive spirit, Breckenridge Brewery is generously giving away a considerable number of tickets to Friday’s show. To win tickets, the brewery is encouraging people to explore Denver and experience the adventure of GABF week that the city has to offer. Breckenridge Brewery has confirmed its annual Rare Beer Tour, which consists of 7 unique beers at 7 different locations around Denver. Every location will have a stack of tickets to give away during the week of GABF. All of the locations, rare beers, and ticket giveaway times can be found at BreckBrew.com/GABF. Leading up to GABF week, chances to win tickets are highly likely, as Breckenridge Brewery will arrange numerous contests on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The hashtag #BreckBrew can be used to search every opportunity to win. uring the Thursday and Friday sessions of Great American Beer Festival, Breckenridge Brewery will have tickets to give away every hour on the hour at their booth inside of the convention center. Before the show kicks off on Friday evening, Breckenridge Brewery is corralling show-goers to get over to the official pre-party taking place at the Irish Snug. Tickets to the show can be presented to servers and bartenders for a free Breckenridge Brewery beer of choice.

Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden) - It's Thursday- in addition to their ESB on the tadpole tap, they also have their Infra-Red IPA back on tap! Come get your red ale going on this fine Indian Summer day! ‪#‎craftbeer‬ ‪#‎beergarden‬ ‪#‎golden‬ [900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Three Freaks Brewery (Highlands Ranch) - The Rolling Italian will be at 3 Freaks Brewery this evening! The taproom has the Belgian Dubbel back on tap, and they're brewing the stout today. [7140 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Fresh Beer Release today! Fresh Hopped Proboscis Pale Ale will be tapped today. This is a new and improved version of their Pale, wet hopped with over 80 lbs of fresh hops from the western slope of Colorado and the Pacific North West. Basic Kneads will be in serving wood fired pizza all night. [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Baere Brewing Co (Denver) - Today they release their Saison brewed with orange peel, coriander and fresh ginger. It hits the taps from 5pm to 9pm tonight. Tickets for the beer dinner with Sputnik also are available in the taproom. [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Mark your calendars for this Sunday, September 21st at the Avery Tap Room when Avery will release their Pump[KY]n, a bourbon barrel aged porter with pumpkin and spices. This beer weighs in at an astounding 17.22% ABV and will be sold by the 12oz bottle for $12 each starting at 1pm. There will also be rare beers on draft starting at 11am featuring Eremita VI, Khodynka, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Czar Imperial Stout, Bad Sally, and Papa Sour! Then, the following week on Sunday, September 28th, Avery will release Rumpkin, a rum barrel aged pumpkin ale. This one weighs in at 16.73% and is full of spicy gourdiness. 12oz bottles will sell for $12 each at 1pm. Rares on tap again at 11am. [5757 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Asher Brewing Co (Boulder) - They know you hop heads have been missing it but your wait is over.. The Greenade Organic Double IPA is now back on tap! [4699 Nautilus Ct, Ste 104, Boulder, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Don your Lederhosen and come out tonight to try their OKTOBERFEST! Brewed in traditional German style with Munich and Vienna Malts, and lagered for 3 months. They had a little fun and upped the ABV which sits at 6.7%. Drink a pint or two and fill a growler to go for all your festival needs! PROST! [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Join in today for Oktoberfest from 5-9pm! Brat specials, Polka music and this year's tapping of Dragonhosen Imperial Oktoberfest! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

Zwei Brüder Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Every year in Munich, Germany it's traditional to let the mayor tap the first keg of fest beer. So, Friends! You are invited to celebrate Oktoberfest at Zwei Brüder Brewery on Saturday, September 20th from 12pm to 10pm. The Mayor Kevin from the Mayor of Old Town will be tapping their Märzenbier at noon in the biergarten. During and after the tapping enjoy enthusiastic polka themed melodies from their very own Colorado State University students. [4612 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] The Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) is excited to announce its inaugural Malt Monster 5K race presented by Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine on Saturday, October 11th at 10 a.m. Beginning and ending at FCB, the Malt Monster 5K participants are encouraged to dress in costume and can run or walk the course. For a $29 registration fee, participants will receive a FCB sports pack and pint glass, chipped timed bibs, beer samples and appetizers, along with a costume contest and prizes. A portion of the proceeds will go to FoCo cafe, a nonprofit restaurant built on a pay-as-you-can model for the Fort Collins community. Participants can look forward to their custom sports pack filled with sponsor gifts from Altitude Running, Honey Stinger, Kate’s Real Food, Noosa Yoghurt, Polar Bottle, Public Service Credit Union and The Alison Group. At the end of the race, participants will receive a sample of the newest member of the Malt Monster Series, Barnaby Barley Wine, along with appetizers from Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern. Barnaby, Barley Wine greets you with raw malty aromas reminiscent of caramel, brown sugar, ripe stone fruits and floral hops. The first sip brings all the rich complexity of the aroma to life, finishing silky smooth and incredibly satisfying. An awards party and activities including a photo booth from Big Daddy Photo Booth and chair massages from Poudre Waters Massage will be at FCB to conclude the Malt Monster 5K. Registration for the Malt Monster 5K can be completed on the homepage slider at fortcollinsbrewery.com or on Eventbrite. For more information call 970-472-1499. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Stevetoberfest is coming September 20th. You heard right. If your name is Steve, Stephen, Steven, Stephanie, Stevie, Steffi, etc. then your first beer is on them! Come celebrate the Oktoberfest season from 2pm to 7pm Saturday. There will be 5 beer releases that day: Stevetoberfest Marzen, "May Contain Peanuts" - Peanut Brittle Red, Yoshi's Huevos - Peach Ale, Rattlesnake Jack - Blackberry Sour, and a 2012 Sleeping Elephant Old Ale. Live music from 4 groups from 2:15pm til 7pm. Food will be available from Hog Wild BBQ featuring brats, pulled pork, hot dogs and other items. Bring a blank shirt to get a fun screen print made. Bouncy castle for the kids too. [242 N COllege Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Get $1 off pints of their American Wild Ale "No Risk" today! Tomorrow, September 19th, their pumpkin porter "Most Irregular" comes back! Come by the brewery or try it at the Loveland Oktoberfest Saturday. Also, Saturday they will be tapping "In Love with Summer", their strawberry rhubarb wheat to celebrate the end of summer! There is only a small keg left so come get it while it lasts! [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - Win a New Belgium Brewing Cruiser Bike!! Buy any New Belgium beer from now until 9/24 and receive a raffle ticket! The raffle will be held on 9/24 at 8:00pm. Must be present to win. [632 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Get your lederhosen and dirndl dresses ready for next week. They are hosting an Oktoberfest party Thursday, Sept. 25th, from 5pm-8pm, with their friends from Zwei Brüder Brewing, Left Hand Brewing Company and The Fort Collins Brewery. Show up in your German attire and you'll earn a FREE raffle ticket for their many raffle drawings all night! Are you the best stein holder out there? Come prove it that night @ 7pm. You have one week, get to practicing. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - The brewery expansion continues! When the homebrew shop vacated the back room, Crabtree moved in and set up their new packaging room. It's almost complete and soon will be putting bottles through their paces. Get ready for more packaged beer Colorado! [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - In celebration of their Two Year Anniversary, this month they will be pulling a few selections from their private bottle cellar to make them available in the Tasting Room. It all starts at 4pm today availability is very limited. Some of these beers will be pouring: "End of the Beginning #1", Cerveza Provisional (Farmhouse Ale), and "Rum Barrel Hell For Stout". [106 E Village Terrace, Ste 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - Thursday's taproom hours are 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The tap line up is: Cream Ale, Coffee Porter, India Pale Ale, Rapture Pale Ale, Wheated Bitter, Extra Pale Ale, Milk Stout, and Pumpkin Stout. THey will be closed on Friday between 5-6pm for a private event, otherwise Fridays hours are the normal 2pm to 10pm. [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - Now you can get anew 32oz Peak-Can filled with the beer of your choice to take home starting today in their tap room. Happy Monument Beer Week! [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Are you ready for ‪#‎GABF‬?! Trinity Brewing sure is! All of their Past GABF medal winners are tapping today! Stop in and taste some of their best. ‪#‎KillThePintGlass‬ [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - Their brewer's infusion last night was so popular they have decided to keep it going for awhile. They infused their Casey Brewing and Blending and RFBC sour pale ale collab brew WITH local Palisade peach preserve and it is outta control delish! Come try it tonight and pair with tacos from Señor Taco Show. [1941 Dolores Way, #81623, Carbondale, CO]

Out of State Beers in Colorado

Magnolia Brewing Co (California) - Dave McLean, brewmaster and founder of San Francisco’s Magnolia Brewing Company, announced today the launch of Magnolia beer in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. From the brewery’s beginnings on Haight Street to its newly opened 10,000-square-foot facility in the Dogpatch neighborhood, Magnolia has been producing some of San Francisco’s most beloved and sought-after beers for over 16 years. Its distribution in Colorado marks the first time the beer will be available outside of California. Magnolia has partnered with local brewery Crooked Stave Artisan Beers to distribute kegs within the Denver and Boulder markets. Some key accounts include: Falling Rock, Highland Tap & Burger, Vine Street Pub, Asbury Provisions, West End Tap, Mountain Sun, Under the Sun, Southern Sun, among others.


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09/18/2014 06:17 PM
Breckenridge Brewery Hosts Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe During GABF
From Matt at Breckenridge: Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th during the Great American Beer Festival, Breckenridge Brewery will host Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at the Ogden Theater.  As part of its “Hand Crafted Music Series” Breckenridge Brewery is celebrating the GABF with 2 nights of live, heavy, shake-your-tail-feather grooves from the high-energy group, […]

09/18/2014 05:26 PM
12th Annual Blue & Gray Oktoberfest
Fredericksburg's original Oktoberfest celebration is happening this Friday and Saturday at Blue & Gray Brewery. This is the twelfth year for this popular event.

The event kicks off Friday, September 19 at 5:00PM with the traditional keg-tapping ceremony at 6:30PM, with an OOOmpah band providing music until 9:00PM. The celebration picks up Saturday at noon and goes until 7:00PM. There will be stein holding contests, beer barrel bowling, and German food and music. Of course, there will be plenty of authentic Oktoberfest beer from Blue & Gray Brewing, served in a commemorative 33.8 oz maas, a 17oz 1/2 maas, and the standard 16oz pub glasses. Lee's Retreat Brewpub will also have a special menu for the weekend.

The Blue & Gray Oktoberfest is a family friendly event, with game and crafts for the kids too. 

Complete details on activities can be found here.

[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

09/18/2014 04:39 PM
Beer Birthday: Don Barkley
Today is the birthday of legendary brewer Don Barkley. Barkley’s first brewing job was as assistant brewer at New Albion Brewing in Sonoma, California, America’s first modern microbrewery back in the late 1970s. He went on to help found Mendocino Brewing, and created most of their...

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09/18/2014 02:24 PM
ABR Week Events
True to form, the fine folks from Hohenstein’s have amassed a great week of events leading up to Autumn Brew Review. So much going on… click here for the PDF.

09/18/2014 02:12 PM
Going to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival? Get a free ride home
Kentucky Bourbon Festival Guests to Receive Free Safe Rides Home from Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Safe Rides Home Program Returns to Bardstown to Emphasize Responsible Drinking Bardstown, KY (Sept. 10, 2014) – Bourbon aficionados travel from all over the world to celebrate America’s native spirit during one of the fall’s most popular events – the Kentucky […]

09/18/2014 01:58 PM
Ninkasi Brewing Unveils Friends of Trees Pale Ale
One of the many highlights of the craft brewing industry is in the way that many breweries give back to the community in which they live and conduct business in. Ninkasi Brewing is one that exemplifies this action and is set to do so once again with the release of Friends of Trees Pale Ale. […]

09/18/2014 01:07 PM
Pints for Prostates Ultimate European Beer Tour Scheduled for Oct. 8-18, 2015
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – BeerTrips.com has put together a special beer tour of Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic to benefit Pints for Prostates. The guided beer adventure will take place from Oct. 8-18, 2015.

The nine night dream trip includes stops in Brussels, Cologne, Bamberg and Prague.  The trip includes beer tastings, escorted pub crawls, guided city walks, brewery tours, special beer and food pairing meals, and more.

BeerTrips.com is offering this special Pints for Prostates group tour to Europe to the public on a limited basis at $2,995 (+ air) based on double occupancy ($635 single room supplement). The tour will be hosted by Pints for Prostates founder and beer journalist Rick Lyke. A preliminary trip itinerary is available at BeerTrips.com.

“This will be the fifth time we have teamed up with BeerTrips.com for a special Pints for Prostates trip and this tour visits the essential European beer capitals,” said Lyke. “The partnership between Pints for Prostates and BeerTrips.com has helped us raise funds and spread the word to men about the importance of regular prostate health screenings and early detection.”

“This itinerary visits some of the most popular BeerTrips.com destinations and exposes travels to a wide range of beer styles and culture,” said Mike Saxton, founder of BeerTrips.com. “We offer small groups an intimate experience with the chance for insider tours of some of the most famous breweries in the world. If you love beer and love to travel, this trip gives you a chance to experience three countries that offer a tremendous variety of beers.”

As part of the BeerTrips.com partnership, Pints for Prostates will raffle a trip for two for the special tour. For a $10 donation for a single ticket, $25 donation for three tickets or $50 for seven tickets, donors will be entered to win the trip that includes:

• The BeerTrips.com trip for two Oct. 8-18, 2015
• Roundtrip Airfare for Two from the Continental United States
• Nine Nights in Fine Centrally Located Hotels
• Brewery Tours
• Escorted Beer Hall Crawls
• Guided City Tours
• Breakfasts Daily/4 Beer Dinners and 4 Beer Lunches
• Train and Private Coach Transportation

The total value of the trip for two is estimated at $9,000. The drawing will be held on July 26, 2015. The prize is non-transferable. No cash substitute will be offered. The winner and their guest are responsible for obtaining passports and all trip related costs not outlined above. You must be 21 years old to enter.

About BeerTrips.com
Beer Trips.com was founded in 1998 to offer serious beer people the opportunity to travel to the world’s best beer destinations with other people who love great beer. Beer and travel, travel and beer — these are two of our favorite things. Both, in our estimation, are worth a fair amount of life’s energy. Our goal, and our very reason for existing, is to take our travelers the best beer destinations, drink, taste and enjoy the best beers, meet the beer-loving people of the countries we visit, and explore the history, culture, art and architecture of the interesting places where beer “grew up”. To do this we stay in nice, well-located hotels, eat at great restaurants that emphasize beer in their fare, and visit breweries, brew pubs, cafes, and museums that enhance our understanding and appreciation of beer and its rich history and culture.

About Pints for Prostates

Pints for Prostates reaches men through the universal language of beer to encourage them to take charge of their health. The group was founded by prostate cancer survivor and beer writer Rick Lyke in 2008. The grassroots effort raises awareness among men about the importance of regular men’s health screenings by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 240,000 new prostate cancer cases are diagnosed annually in the U.S. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@pints4prostates).


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09/18/2014 11:50 AM
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09/18/2014 11:25 AM
Perennial Celebrates 3rd Anniversary With a Week of Festivities
[ September 18, 2014; ] To celebrate the three happy years of being open in St. Louis, Perennial Artisan Ales is pulling out all of the stops by throwing a week full of events! Beginning on Monday, October 13th Perennial has events taking places almost all week concluding with their Anniversary Party on October 18th. It all starts on Monday the [...]

09/18/2014 11:04 AM
1889: Beer Crisis in Bavaria
From the International Herald Tribune archives: Planned tax rises threatened a beer crisis in Bavaria in 1889.

09/18/2014 11:00 AM
Brewery Release: Canada: BC: Coming Soon ... Pacific Western Brewing releases "Festbier"
Press Release

PWB releases “Festbier”…a BC brew for 2015 celebrations

PWB Creative Director Paul Mulgrew says traditionally the brewery used to make an Octoberfest beer. "We are going to tour the province and enlist our pro-BC establishments in other communities to help us celebrate the best of BC through this new product."

Inside the bottle it is a Festbier that celebrates the harvest season and the German brewing traditions attached to Octoberfest. On the outside, the labeling celebrates Prince George milestones.

PWB owner and CEO Kazuko Komatsu says: “Our brewery is proud to be front and centre as this community eagerly anticipates a year of special celebrations in 2015.

“Next year is the 100th Anniversary of the City of Prince George, UNBC’s 25th Anniversary and the 2015 Canada Winter Games that will feature PWB as a major sponsor showcasing its popular Hometown Heroes program. These milestones represent a pivotal opportunity for the community – and all of BC – to celebrate our history and accomplishments and present an inspiring vision for the future.”

Mulgrew says: "We are so proud of our Prince George history; it keeps evolving with the city. This is a great opportunity to spread the message all over BC."

Prince George Mayor Shari Green says: “Pacific Western Brewing has been an outstanding member of our community since 1957 providing job opportunities, regional philanthropic efforts and increases to our local economy. Festbier is a welcome addition helping the City of Prince George celebrate our centennial throughout 2015. Cheers.”

Tracy Summerville, Chair of UNBC's 25th anniversary steering committee, says: "It is a pleasure for the University to join with PWB, the City, and the Canada Winter Games to mark this time of celebration. PWB and its owner Kazuko Komatsu have been stellar supporters of UNBC through almost all of our history.”

Stuart Ballantyne, CEO of the 2015 Canada Winter Games, says: "Pacific Western Brewing is a company that shares similar values to the 2015 Canada Winter Games: facilitating the dreams and aspirations of Canada’s next young champions. We're proud to call them an Official Sponsor.

Festbier, like all Oktoberfest beers, has a strong malt base with a pinch of Hallartau Select hops to add noble aromas.

09/18/2014 11:00 AM
Weekly Beer Calendar Update: September 18 - September 24
The hits keep on coming. Great fall weather, great beer events. What's not to like? Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region. Allentown, Pa. Sat. 9/20; 12 p.m. - Bacon and Brews Bash @Coca-Cola Park ($5-$50 as multiple vendors will be selling beer and bacon-related food items.) Boyertown, Pa. Fri. 9/19 and Sat. 9/20; 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

09/18/2014 10:38 AM
Piketoberfest offers more than beer and oompah music

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Pike Brewing Company presents the 2nd annual Piketoberfest, a benefit for the Pike Place Market Foundation. The event features beer, wine, cider and spirits along with artisan food, charcuterie and sausage. Compare offerings from local producers with those from their German counterparts. The event takes place on...

09/18/2014 09:57 AM
21st Amendment Brewery Maine launch events
21st Amendment Brewery from San Francisco has expanded distribution into Maine.The brewery was founded in 2000 by Nico Freccia and Sean O’Sullivan. The canned beer has already started showing up on store shelves around the state and three launch events are planned for this week and next. Official Launch Party The Great Lost Bear 540 […]

09/18/2014 09:15 AM
VIDEO: Bavarian Brewing, 1910

Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog - Writing about beer and pubs since 2007

Footage (mostly) from 1910 of the brand new Humbser Brewery in Fürth, near Nuremberg, with a rather unnecessary voice-over. PS. We’re not sure of the ethics of embedding this one — obviously ripped from Bavarian TV, but we’re assuming that’s a problem for YouTube and, anyway, it’s mostly made up of what must now be […]

VIDEO: Bavarian Brewing, 1910

09/18/2014 09:00 AM
Pedernales Brewing Company Wins International Medals
Speaking of Pedernales Brewing Company.....

Pedernales Brewing Company (PBC) of Fredericksburg, Texas, brought home three top medals from a professional international brewing contest held in Mexico on Sept 3-7, 2014.

The brewery won Gold for Lobo Texas Lager and Lobo Negro, plus a Silver Medal for Lobo Lito. PBC was also named the overall Best New Brewery for 2014, and was the only US brewery to receive recognition at this year’s Cerveza Mexico.
“We were delighted to learn that our beers were not only accepted, but excelled at this international competition,” said Lee Hereford, Founder and President/CEO. “Mexican beers are respected around the world, and we are proud that our Lobo line stands with the best.”

Cerveza Mexico is the largest and most formalized beer competition in Latin America. Held in Mexico City, the contest judged more than 500 labels from 85 breweries. More than 15,000 people attend the annual event.

-via press release

09/18/2014 08:31 AM
Crux Fermentation Project Partners with Columbia Distributing
(Bend, OR.) It’s time. The crew at Crux Fermentation Project has met its threshold to self-distribute its limited quantities of experimental, artisan ales. After completing a thoughtful and thorough selection process, Crux is excited to announce its partnership with Columbia Distributing and its newly assembled team focused exclusively on specialty craft beer. At the heart […]

09/18/2014 08:22 AM
Breckenridge Brewery’s New Colorado Brewery
Denver, CO – Early last year, Breckenridge Brewery announced the plans for its new 85,000 sq. ft., $35 Million brewery and Farmhouse restaurant, located on a 12-acre country spread along the South Platte River in Littleton, CO. Construction on the new world-class brewery commenced last fall, and now those plans are taking shape. A crane […]

09/18/2014 08:19 AM
Throw Back Thursday – Remembering the first Micro Brews that I had ever tried
I was lucky growing up that the craft or micro or whatever it was called back in the late 90s was just starting to get rolling in a big way. The Shepherd and the Knucklehead had just opened, and between playing at the Open Mic nights, and just other wise hanging out,  I had access […]

09/18/2014 08:05 AM
Epcot Food and Wine festival has plenty to offer beer lovers
Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park has been hosting the Epcot Food and Wine Festival for nearly 20 years. Now in its 19th year, the festival features 35 unique tasting experiences that will tempt taste buds and expand palates. But, regardless of the festival’s name, beer-lovers will have plenty to enjoy at this year’s festival. […]

09/18/2014 07:25 AM
Lickinghole Creek Nuclear Nugget

The post, Lickinghole Creek Nuclear Nugget, first appeared on The Barley Blog.

I was just singing the praises of Goochland’s Lickinghole Creek and their stellar Bourbon Barrel Three Chopt Tripel just the other day, but not every brewery can hit it out of the park with everything they release. And such is the case with the company’s Nuclear Nugget, a 10.5% ABV and 105 IBU Imperial IPA. […]

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09/18/2014 04:43 AM
Wood-Aged Belgian Brown White, 1861

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This is from a rather vague article first published in the National Magazine in 1861 entitled ‘German Beer’: The beers of Belgium and Germany, in general, may be divided into two classes — the brown, and the white, or yellow… The brown differs from the other in taste… The colour may be said to be chiefly owing to a […]

Wood-Aged Belgian Brown White, 1861

09/18/2014 04:05 AM
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09/18/2014 03:18 AM
Knockabout fun
There's a story being told on the labels of these beers from Scheldebrouwerij but I'm damned if I know what it is. The leaf-clad cavemen look to be up to some sort of crazy scheme, in proper Belgian comicbook style. The brewery is situated in Hoogstraten in the far north of Belgium, hard by the Dutch border.

I started with the lightest of the set: Dulle Griet at a not insubstantial 6.5% ABV. A thick layer of sediment had settled in the bottom of the bottle and was shaken up with the release of pressure, giving me a glassful of reddish-brown lava lamp. The busy bubbles push out a heady aroma of cough mixture, hot chocolate and diesel, suggesting something much, much stronger. It proved to be easier drinking than I expected: light bodied and pleasantly sparkling rather than full-on fizzy. The flavour is every bit as mixed up as the aroma suggested, with black forest gateau and cinnamon tempered by a bitterer liquorice being the main act, while the ghosts of various sticky bottles at the back of the drinks cabinet float on and off stage. A wheaty cereal crispness adds a more restrained note, meanwhile. There's a certain alcohol heat, but it's not overdone. Surprisingly enjoyable, then.

Zeezuiper ("Sea Drunk"?) is a tripel and again there are worrying dark gobbets of dead yeast pouring into the glass along with the golden beer. 8% ABV and with an uncharacteristic dose of coriander it smells of honey and spice and tastes of bath salts. There's not a trace of all that alcohol, and the flavour is very cartoony: bright Jolly Rancher sweetness and floral perfume, shading towards old-lady lavender. The bath salts effect is completed by the gentle effervescence. It slips down very easy and while not delivering the honey-spice-heat effect of grown-up tripel, it's a very enjoyable beer.

Last of the set is 'n Toeback, 9.5% ABV and stylistically described, in both French and Flemish, as a "Quattro". Style trollin'. Colourwise it's not far off the foregoing, though a little more orange than gold, with the by-now customary yeast bits, of course. It's heavily textured, like trying to drink an orange barley travel sweet. There's lots of belly-filling warmth, the flavour all bitter pith, white sugar and... you know that tray of seeds of some Indian restaurants give you with the bill? That.

It's rare to find a Belgian beer that's as much fun to drink as the illustrations on the label, but I think Scheldebrouwerij may be one of those.

09/17/2014 10:58 PM
Red Wheat vs. White Wheat Tasting Notes

When we started playing with brew in a bag we wanted to use the technique to do some side by side experimentation. Our first experiment was to compare red vs. white wheat. Those beers are ready and we review our tasting notes in this weeks video! Both of us felt that the red wheat was […]

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09/17/2014 08:47 PM
Colorado Beer News 091714
Colorado Beer NewsToday is Constitution Day. It was back on this day in 1787 that the US Constitution was signed and ratified by 39 brave men. This act would help change the course of history. This day is also referred to as Citizenship Day and is an American federal observance day, however it is not a holiday for federal employees. Go out and celebrate your Citizenship today. If you celebrate with a craft beer today - give a toast to the good ol' USA. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, September 17th, 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

The Brew Night Show with Marty Jones (Denver) - Here's one pre-GABF event you won't want to miss coming to Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret on Wednesday, October 1st at 8pm. It's America's first and most entertaining beer-focused talk and variety show. In addition to the beery humor and music from Marty Jones, the night features interviews with beer-industry leaders including Charlie Papazian, brewlesque performers, and a one-night-only list of exceptional beers from Green Flash, Odell Brewing, Crazy Mountain Brewing, wasatch, Squatters and Dude's Brews. Marty's backing band, The Brewbadours, will serve as the house band for the evening. Tickets are $20 and are available at www.lannies.com. The ticket price includes a free year’s subscription to Draft Magazine and other beery perks. Doors open at 7pm, the show begins at 8pm. A post-show party begins at approximately 9:30pm and includes more beer-minded music from Jones, and songs from beer-industry parody group the Rolling Boil Blues Band, led by Celebrator Beer News publisher Tom Dalldorf. After party admission is just $5 at the door. [Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret: 16th St & Arapahoe, Denver, CO]

Vine Street Pub & Brewery (Denver) - This Saturday, September 20th at 1pm is their favorite day of the year. Join in at the Vine Street Pub & Brewery for a fun and FREE event, featuring the Fourth-Annual Brewer's Olympics, six hours of all-star live music and a beer garden filled with amazing offerings from 12 of the best breweries on the Front Range. The Brewer's Olympics start at 1pm followed immediately by the Award Ceremony. Competing Breweries this year include: Mountain Sun, Avery, Boulder Beer, Prost Brewing, Jagged Mountain, River North, Breckenridge, Wynkoop, Upslope, Great Divide, Oskar Blues, and Renegade. This Year's Events: Tricycle Relay Race, Bicep Bust, Brewer's Obstacle Course, and the Yeast-Filled Balloon Pitch. Live music to follow. [1700 Vine Street, Denver, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Bull & Bush Brewery (Denver) - Beer Fans! Today they issued a bottle-only beer release of a Whiskey Barrel-Aged Ice Cream Clone Stout. It's their 2nd installment in their 435-part series, better known as the Colorado Barrel Collective. Stop by and pick up some bottles for your own collection. Also available at select local stores. [4700 E Cherry Creek South Dr, Denver, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery (Littleton) - [PRESS RELEASE] Early last year, Breckenridge Brewery announced the plans for its new 85,000 sq. ft., $35 Million brewery and Farmhouse restaurant, located on a 12-acre country spread along the South Platte River in Littleton, CO. Construction on the new world-class brewery commenced last fall, and now those plans are taking shape. A crane dropped in the last of sixteen towering 400 bbl. fermentation tanks and four 400 bbl. brite tanks. The currently visible steel beams that lay the map for what this new brewery will look like, will soon be covered with rustic barn-style walls and roofing. The 100 bbl. Steineker brewhouse will be installed later this month, and just after the New Year all packaging equipment will arrive.

The Farmhouse, Breckenridge Brewery’s new restaurant and tasting room, is slated to open in April of 2015. The commissioning of the new brewhouse is scheduled for mid-May, 2015. Operations will move entirely to the Littleton site by June. Breckenridge Brewery will open the doors to the new brewery with an initial capacity of 150,000 bbl./year, and that will be expandable to about 300,000 bbl./year before needing to build any additional structures. The brewery, ranked the 40th largest U.S. Craft Brewery in 2013, has posted higher than 20% growth for the past four years. The new production facility will allow Breckenridge Brewery to continue this growth in a sustainable manner.

Currently, the Denver brewery is at maximum capacity, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, just to meet demand.
Features of the new brewery will lead to new, unique business endeavors. A 2,000 sq. ft. barrel cellar room will pave the way for an expanded barrel-aged program. Two acres of the 12-acre plot of land will be a dedicated hop field, which will allow Breckenridge Brewery to produce new fresh-hopped varieties. Additionally, there will be an organic vegetable garden, which the Farmhouse restaurant will utilize for a true farm-to-table dining experience.

Located near the Mineral Station RTD Light Rail stop at Aspen Grove, and right off of the Platte River Trail, which sees over 2 million bikers every year, the new Littleton brewery and Farmhouse restaurant will be extremely accessible to people located in Denver and surrounding areas. Breckenridge Brewery hopes to help expand the beer tourism movement that has been steadily growing along the front range of Colorado. The new Breckenridge Brewery campus will become a Colorado destination. The Farmhouse restaurant seats 300 people inside and offers plenty of additional lounging in the expansive outdoor beer garden. Brewery tours of the entire grounds and operations will take place daily. The brewery will host special events throughout the year, including its annual Hootenanny, the brewery’s anniversary celebration. Next year the brewery turns 25, and plans are already in place for the Hootenanny that will occur at the new Farmhouse Brewery on Saturday, July 11th, 2015.

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Steve and Brian are happy about the new brew on tap today - Colorado Harvest Wet Hop Ale! This pale ale was inspired by the current Colorado Harvest season. A combination of Alamosa malted barley, flaked corn, pureed Palisade peaches, and fresh Cascade hops from Paonia, this beer is sure to please your senses. Try a pint today! [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D, Aurora, CO]

De Steeg Brewing (Denver) - New brew this week - a Spicy Blonde ale! It's described as crisp, clean and refreshing. Perfect for warm September days like today. Stats: 6.5% ABV. [4342 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) - Ladies Night is TONIGHT! Starting at 6 stop by for buy one get one drink half off and live music by Dave Connelly until 9. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Boulder County

Front Range Brewing (Lafayette) - Today's small batch brew is a Grisette. Stop in for a taste. And in other news, sometimes the smallest change to a beer recipe gets a lot of notice and feedback. Their blog post today stated that they recently made a small change to their regular IPA recipe and got several comments from regulars that the beer was good but just wasn't the same as the original IPA. It's kinda like the "New Coke" issue from years back. If you change a beloved recipe - people WILL notice! So in response to their regular fans, they will be brewing another batch of the original recipe IPA and have it up in the next couple of weeks. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - They picked gorgeous hop flowers, tossed them straight into the kettle, brewed two very different beers, and just put them ON TAP! Stop in now to try: Chinook Wet Hop Pale - their 4th annual brew featuring fresh hops from Niwot Hop Farm. They used 100# of Chinooks in this 20 bbl brew, along with a tad of Honey malt. And also try - Nugget Wet Hop Amber - the first batch ever featuring only wet hops, all of which were grown at Hire Wire Hop Farm in Paonia, CO. They used 150# of Nuggets in this 25 bbl brew, which also features Cara-45, Melanoidin, Caraaroma, and Dark Aromatic malts. [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

Zwei Brüder Brewing (Ft. Collins) - The Zwei Brüder Brewers are busy working their magic to bring you a delicious Märzenbier. Their Märzen will be tapped this Saturday, September 20th at noon. The tapping will kick off their Oktoberfest celebration! Neue Polka Colorado from CSU will be providing the celebration with awesome live tunes! [4612 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - In 3 days time (aka Saturday) Verboten Brewing will be debuting Half a Million, their pumpkin porter. Stats: 5% ABV, 24 IBU's. This pumpkin beer will be poured through a pumpkin firkin straight into your glass! That's right a real pumpkin firkin at 2:00pm. Don't miss it! Also catch them at the Loveland Oktoberfest on Saturday 11am-5pm at Thunder Mountain Amphitheater in Loveland. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Along with their award winning beers on tap, City Star will have the Oskar Blues CHUBurger Bonewagon on site grilling up tasty burgers and such. Stay for Trivia starting at 7:30pm. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Southern Front Range

Great Storm Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Stop in this Saturday for their Oktoberfest celebration. One of the beers you can try is their Blue Spruce Juice. It's made with hand-picked Colorado-grown Blue Spruce tips. It's a dark, but sessionable beer at 5% ABV. Buzzwordz Trivia is tonight and is free to play and you can win beer, swag and other goodies. [204 Mount View Ln, Ste 3, Colo. Springs, CO]

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Get up and over the hump by hanging out in the taproom enjoying some of their limited release Fresh Hop Pale Ale, and some delicious grub from Bite Me Gourmet Sausage. This evening in particular you will not only be supporting your local brewery and food truck, but from 6-8pm they will be donating $1 from every pint to the Mountain Post Historical Association. Drinking delicious beer never felt so good! Happy Hour with a cause! [4630 Forge Rd, Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

BierWerks Brewery (Woodland Park) - BierWerks has 20 barrels (620 gallons) of Oktoberfestbier this year! This batch of BierWerks Oktoberfest was brewed July 30th and 31st and has been lagering patiently waiting for this weekend. It will be released Friday evening - September 19th. [121 E Midland Ave, Woodland Park, CO]

Mountains and West

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - Tomorrow, September 18th at 7:00am, yes AM - they will be hosting a hop picking party including breakfast, beer and bloody marys on the house for helping out. It'll be hopalicious fun. Wear your long sleeves because those hop bines can bite! [118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO]

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09/17/2014 08:41 PM
Inland NW Craft Beer Festival – Spokane’s Big Beer Fest

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. When was the last time you tipped back a cold IPA from Perry Street Brewing or savored a Goatmeal Stout from Iron Goat Brewing? How long has it been since you enjoyed a delicious River City Red from River City Brewing? The Inland NW Craft Beer Festival...

09/17/2014 05:50 PM
The Kimmie, the Yink, and the Holy Gose


The post The Kimmie, the Yink, and the Holy Gose appeared first on The Brew Review Crew.

09/17/2014 05:36 PM
Green Flash Keep the Pint at iTAP Soulard
[ September 18, 2014; 7:00 pm; ] Head on out to the International Tap House in Soulard tomorrow, Thursday, September 17th as they play host to a very special tap takeover featuring Green Flash Brewing.  Beginning at 7PM, Woody Wiedeman from Green Flash will play host and will be offering up very cool Green Flash glassware (while supplies last) and you'll have your [...]

09/17/2014 04:44 PM
From Matt at Breckenridge: Early last year, Breckenridge Brewery announced the plans for its new 85,000 sq. ft., $35 Million brewery and Farmhouse restaurant, located on a 12-acre country spread along the South Platte River in Littleton, CO.  Construction on the new world-class brewery commenced last fall, and now those plans are taking shape. A […]

09/17/2014 04:09 PM
Surlyfest Saturday
If I have any computer skills whatsoever, it would appear that tickets to Surlyfest on Saturday are still available. The event runs from 2pm – 6:17pm. A $40 ticket gets you a commemorative half-liter SurlyFest stein and 4 beer tickets. The event also includes live music, food vendors. Designated driver tickets are also available. Where: ...

09/17/2014 03:06 PM
09/17/2014 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 [...]

09/17/2014 03:00 PM
Festival News: WA: Seattle: Craft Beer + Food announces the release of more tickets to public.
Press Release

Craft + Food, an Event Celebrating Local and Food
Additional tickets going on sale Thursday for Seattle's fourth annual, sold out food and pairing event
Seattle, WA – September 16, 2014 –The Washington Blog, producers of Craft + Food, announced today that additional tickets for the event will go on sale at on Thursday, September 18. The first round of tickets sold out in just three days when they went on sale in August.
Craft + Food happens on Wednesday, September 24 at the Palace Ballroom in downtown Seattle, a new venue for this fourth annual event. This year there is also a new event beneficiary, Washington Wild’s Brewshed® Alliance program.
“I’m not surprised ticket sales have been brisk,” says Kendall Jones, Co-Founder of the Washington Blog and one of the event’s organizers. “Craft + Food is a fantastic event, featuring food from some of the area’s best restaurants paired with some of the world’s best . Nobody should be surprised that an event bringing great food and great together is so popular. This is Seattle. It’s what we do. I’m just glad we’ve found a way to release more tickets.”
At the event, guests have an opportunity to sample up to thirteen different food and craft pairings provided by local restaurants and breweries. To create unique and delicious pairings, Craft + Foodpartners top restaurants from around the Seattle area with local breweries. Chefs work side-by-side with brewers to devise outstanding combinations that highlight how can be part of an elevated dining experience.
Among the restaurants participating in Craft + Food, Chef John Howie’s Beardslee Public House will make its debut. The soon-to-be-open restaurant and brewery will serve a dish paired with brewed by Beardslee’s Head Brewer Drew Cluley.
Also debuting at the event, Tom Douglas’ new to-be-named Mexican-themed cantina-style eatery, which will serve up food paired with from Fremont Brewing Company.
Other participating restaurants include Bell + Whete, Bookstore Bar & Café, the Dahlia Lounge, Little Water Cantina, Luc, Marination Mobile, Ravish on Eastlake, Schooner Exact, Taylor Shellfish, Trelllis, and Watershed Pub & Kitchen.
Brewery participants include Beardslee Brewing, Black Raven Brewing, Charging Hippo Brewing, Chuckanut Brewery, Elysian Brewing, Fremont Brewing, Georgetown Brewing, Hi-Fi Brewing, Pike Brewing, Reuben’s Brews, Schooner Exact Brewing, Stoup Brewing, and Two Beers Brewing. 
Starting at noon on Thursday, September 18, tickets can be purchased online for $40 by visiting the official event website: www.craftbeerplusfood.com. Craft + Food is an entirely non-profit event, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Washington Wild’s Brewshed Alliance.
Guests are encouraged to enjoy the event responsibly and use Uber for safe transportation. Using the promotional code CBFSEA14, first time Uber users will receive a free ride (up to $20). Uber will also donate $5 to Washington Wild for each first ride taken using the code. To sign up, new users should visit http://www.uber.com/go/CBFSEA14
Craft + Food
Wednesday, September 24
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Palace Ballroom
2100 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
For more information, visit http://www.craftbeerplusfood.com
About the Washington Blog: Founded in 2008 by Kendall Jones and Kim Sharpe Jones, the Washington Blog (http://www.washingtonbeerblog.com) is the premier online source for news and information about the local and brewing scene. The blog provides a single source for news and information about festivals and events, new brewery openings, new releases, and anything else related to craft in the evergreen state. Kendall Jones is also a freelance writer, providing - and travel-related stories to Seattle magazine, SIP Northwest magazine, Outdoors Northwest magazine, and others. 
About Washington Wild and Brewshed Alliance: Washington Wild protects and restores wild lands and waters in Washington State through advocacy, education and civic engagement. The Brewshed® movement is led by Washington Wild in Washington State. A Brewshed is the link between clean healthy watersheds and superior local beers, because clean water makes better . The Brewshed movement is a great reason for conservation-minded craft -lovers to gather in honor of healthy watersheds and local microbrews, all while supporting local breweries.

09/17/2014 01:43 PM
Top 10 Reds to Warm You Up for the Cooler Autumn Weather
Autumn is here, which means it’s time to break out the rich, comforting red wines. And as always, the good news is that you don’t ...

09/17/2014 01:04 PM
The Newark Museum to host: An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew benefit on Thursday Oct 23rd
For our local chili and hopheads, this sounds like a fun night.  I will not be able to attend, but talking to others who have been to past ones, it should be a lot of fun. The Full details can found on the Museum’s website.  Also here is the the full list of the Chili […]

09/17/2014 12:53 PM
Gordon Biersch Golden Export

The post, Gordon Biersch Golden Export, first appeared on The Barley Blog.

It’s been several years since I last had a Gordon Biersch beer — a group gathering for a coworker’s going away party in the McClean, VA location. I want to say that I had a lager of some sort and that I enjoyed it, but I can’t be certain given the time span. So, when […]

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