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07/25/2014 12:47 PM
Store update 19th May
So Sydney is on a roll with its awesome beer drinking weather this week and this weekend looks good to go. Growlers Currently we have Young Henry’s Hop Ale. This beer harks back to classic English style IPAs. Hefty malt backing meets every type of hop in our cool-room, added to all stages of the process. The all Australian hop flavour is not aggressive in its bitterness, but is evident in flavour and aroma and slowly asserts itself with a lengthy, lingering and thoroughly enjoyable palette. $28 for a Growler fill Once this is gone we’ll be moving onto Dr’s Orders Brewing Plasma. Plasma, a White IPA is yet another emerging trend that we’re happy to embrace and present a Doctor’s Orders Brewing twist on. Judicious hop use dominates Plasma’s aroma, backed up with a balanced mouthfeel defying its alcoholic payload before delivering an extremely long lingering bitterness. A deceivingly addictive prescription. The grist for Plasma is practically identical to our Zephyr (Double White Ale) which explains the appearance. However the lack of botanicals, a different yeast strain and excessive hop use deliver an ale that is Zephyr’s polar opposite. In other news Rich is in the shop today, Geoff is onto his 2nd table for the tasting room, while Will is in training for a 9km soft sand running event. Store hours 11am-3pm today, 8:30am-6pm Mon-Fri. 1300 808 254 Cheers!

07/25/2014 12:47 PM
Beer store update 5th May
So Sydney has had cracker beer drinking weather this week and it’s set to continue this weekend – sweet! Growlers Currently we have Moa Breakfast beer. A cracker of a lager with rich cherries, very easy drinking. Check out the review for it below: “The aroma is stunning with hints of dry wheat and cherry’s. The carbonation is lively, which works for a crisp summer beer. The taste has a serious hit of wheat and yeast, washing through with all those bubbles and a touch of cherry.” Joel Macfarlane – brewnation.co.nz $28 for a Growler fill Once this is gone we’ll be moving onto Mikkeller Citra Single Hop IPA probably early in the week Latest beers Murray’s No 6 2011 Anniversary Ale – the last available anywhere (limit 1 per person) Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale Barley wine Rich is in the shop today, Geoff is onto his 2nd table for the tasting room, while Will is in training for a 9km soft sand running event. Store hours 11am-3pm today, 8:30am-6pm Mon-Fri. 1300 808 254 Cheers!

07/25/2014 12:47 PM
April Beer Club Selection
Our Beer Club selection for April has now been sent out to all online customers. For those living in Sydney you can still pick these up from our store. The April Beer Club selection includes: Samuel Adams, Black Lager Bridge Road Brewers, Australian Ale William Bull, William’s Pale Ale Morland Brewing, Old Speckled Hen

07/25/2014 12:47 PM
A thought for the brewers and people of Christchurch
When I was a young lad of 18 years of age I packed my bags and travelled from the North Island of New Zealand to the city of Christchurch in the South to begin my university education. The move to Christchurch was a no brainer for me – I had lots of family who lived in the “Garden City” and I had been there many times before, always leaving with fond memories. Christchurch is a very special city with significant character – it is the New Zealand city that most closely resembles Melbourne with old stone buildings, a tram line and a beautiful river, the Avon. The city also has a number of other great gems including the Port Hills for excellent scenery and mountain biking, as well as the port suburb of Lyttleton, reached after travelling through one of New Zealand’s longest tunnels. If there is one word I would give to Christchurch it would be ‘beautiful’.....

07/25/2014 12:47 PM
Carlton Draught hits slow mo
Australia’s alcohol advertising regulations are strict, as a result advertisers continually look for new ways to promote the brand – albeit without specifically promoting the product! Check out Cartlon Draught’s latest ad – the slow mo…and a few other old classics.....

07/25/2014 12:04 PM
In Forest, beer enthusiasts get a taste of booming regional craft beer scene
In Forest, beer enthusiasts get a taste of booming regional craft beer scene Lynchburg News and Advance The craft beer industry supports 8,163 full-time equivalent jobs and contributes $623 million to Virginia's economy each year, according to the Virginia Craft Brewers' Guild. The first Kegs and Corks was held at Apocalypse Ale's brewe ...

07/25/2014 12:00 PM
How modern. Quebecers can now bring back booze from the rest of Canada
It’s not quite signing the Constitution, but Quebec is joining the rest of the country in an area many people will find just as important. Quebecers will now be legally allowed to bring back alcohol from the rest of Canada for their personal consumption. Finance Minister Carlos Leitao said Thursday that Quebec was the last […]

07/25/2014 11:56 AM
The Beer Guy Beer School; Lesson 2 — I can see clearly now! Checking beer appearance
Our second lesson in the art of enjoying great beer involves your sense of vision. For years the world has thought of beer visually as crystal clear, yellow in color and with robust carbonation streaming up the glass. While that presentation is great for many styles, it is not always what beer should look like. […]

07/25/2014 11:54 AM
Week of 07/25/14 Beer Tastings
Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which they’ll be pouring: Morgan Street Oktoberfest, Morgan Street Helles Freezes Over, Morgan Street Virgin Territory IPA, Morgan Street Black Bear Stout, and Morgan Street Pilsner. Additional information can be found at their blog. Today, from 4PM to [...]

07/25/2014 11:45 AM
Awwww! No booze at Rob Ford Fest after liquor licence denied
There will be no booze at Ford Fest this week after the province turned down the organizers’ application for a liquor licence, but Toronto’s mayor insists those who come to his annual barbecue will still have a good time. A spokesman for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario said Wednesday the event didn’t qualify […]

07/25/2014 11:43 AM
If it ain't raining...
After a month away from the practice range, I finally made it back this week. Adding to the fun, I was joined by Colleen and "Checkered Flag." I realized it had been two months since we'd all been to the range together. We had made plans to go after work a week ago, but when the time arrived, so had the rain. In fact at times the rain was best described as a "deluge." We loaded up the car anyway and headed over, "We'll see what happens when we get there." We're seldom dissuaded by weather, although this winter the range began closing when it snowed, much to our disappointment.

Since it was raining, I grabbed some well-used USPSA cardboard targets. I figured they'd get trashed and we'd just throw them away afterwards, though not in the range trash cans. Sure enough, the targets we're soon drooping over from the water. At one point, the tops of the targets fell over so far I was making head shots into the back of the target. I also had some Shoot-N-C Targets in my range gear box, a Christmas gift from my son, and we made use of those to help see our hits.

Since my usual range and match gun was in the shop it was a good time to get in some good practice with my carry gun. I shoot it occasionally at the range, but not a lot. On this day I got 150 rounds through it. I worked on shooting on the move, shooting strong hand and weak hand only, also on the move, in the 5-7 yard range.

I even got in some "bad breath distance" practice, getting fast, point shooting hits while transitioning to a two hand grip and moving "off the X." This is something I think most folks, myself included, fail to practice regularly. Yet, it is probably the most likely scenario in a self-defense situation. Also, if you've never shot your weapon at a point blank target, you will be shocked at the difference in what you hear and feel from the percussion off the target. I suspect many folks will also be surprised that getting a rapid draw, and good hits, while moving requires practice — practice that's best done before your life depends on it.

It was a very rewording practice session. The rain, combined with my aching muscles from taking a tumble down the stairs the day before, helped keep it "real." On top of that, it was simply fun to get back out with Colleen and a friend for some range time. Often when I write these range journal posts, they conclude with my leaving the range just as the foul weather is moving in. This time it was different; as we finished and began cleaning up to leave, the rain stopped and the sun began peeking through. However, in keeping with tradition, we arrived at home to relax with some craft beer before dinner.

[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

07/25/2014 11:30 AM
Need a job, Bartender? Craft cocktails are on the rise in Dubai
Cocktails and Muslim culture don’t exactly go hand in hand. On a recent trip to Dubai, however, I was shocked to find a flourishing cocktail scene. Some of the newest bars are focusing on fresh juices, homemade syrups, tinctures and tonics, serving up modern craft cocktails. If you head to Dubai, be informed before you […]

07/25/2014 11:14 AM
Side Project Blueberry Flanders bottles set for Friday night release
Side Project Brewing will be releasing Batch 1 of its Blueberry Flanders. This Flanders Red Ale was fermented and aged in Missouri oak Chambourcin barrels for 19 months with Michigan Blueberries. Bottles will be available in the Perennial Artisan Ales […]

07/25/2014 11:13 AM
Seattle Cider is Heading to Chicago

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Carl Sandburg described Chicago as “”Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders…” Frank Sinatra said it in simpler terms: “My kind of town, Chicago is…” However you choose...

07/25/2014 11:00 AM
The Country Malt Group to re-locate Southeastern US operations closer to Asheville
Press Release  (Hickory, NC) – The Country Malt Group announced today that it will be moving its Southeastern US base of operations from Hickory, North Carolina to Fletcher, North Carolina, just outside of Asheville. “Our brewery customers in North Carolina […]

07/25/2014 10:44 AM
The Koelschip behind Allagash Coolship beers
A few weeks ago I made my first visit to Oxbow Brewing Company for samples and a quick brewhouse tour, on the way inside the brewery I spied a Koelschip sitting out front and realized I haven’t done a blog post about them yet. Koelschip or Coolship is a large, shallow vessel in which hot […]

07/25/2014 10:43 AM
Budweiser Super Bowl ads receive two Emmy nominations (video)
Press Release:  (St. Louis, MO) – Budweiser’s celebrated Super Bowl ads, “Puppy Love” and “Hero’s Welcome,” have received Emmy® nominations in the Outstanding Commercial category. “It’s a tremendous honor to be nominated by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences […]

07/25/2014 10:30 AM
Random Beer Roundup: The Death Metal Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar

Events are subject to change

***Volunteer opportunity for all you beer lovers!***
CANvitational Needs You!
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Do you like to help others have a good time?
Come volunteer with Hoosier Beer Geek at this year's CANvitational. More details here!

The Brewers

Chilly Water Brewing
Chilly Water Brewing Co. has 5 beers flowing:
Built To Last Pilsner and Sweet Revenge Pale Ale will always be on tap along with rotating seasonals.
Current offerings are our 5 String ESB, Harmonika Hefeweizen and Space Circus IPA. A Nitro English Mild, Belgian Pale and Hoppy American Wheat are on the horizon.

We also offer a menu of Panini Sandwiches, hummus and dips, and finally a delicious dessert called “Skip’s Balls”. Check out our menu!

 Daredevil Brewing
If you find yourself out at IMS this weekend for the Brickyard 400 and other activities we are there in full force. You will find Lift Off IPA on draft at the craft beer stations at the track and at many locations in Speedway. On Main Street you will find Lift Off IPA at Lino's, Barbecue and Bourbon and Dawson's. They also are pouring Vacation Kolsch at Lino's. Check out the weekendschedule at the track.

Tickets are now on sale for the Hops & Flip Flops Craft Beer Festival to be held on Friday, August 22nd in Speedway. Information at http://hopsfest.eventbrite.com . Tickets are going quickly so do not wait too long to pick them up.

Looking to find our beers? We try to keep draft locations up to date on 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. Always feel free to drop us an email, post or tweet and we will try and help.

Upcoming events
* Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America, Rocky Mountain Edition, Denver, Friday, July 25th
* Brew Haven, New Haven, Saturday, August 2nd
* Hops & Flip Flops Craft Beer Festival and Street Fair, Speedway, Friday, August 22nd
* Festiv-ALE, Victory Field, Saturday, August 23rd
* Taste of Montgomery County, Crawfordsville, Saturday, August 23rd

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.

Vacation Kölsch: A summer special release beer available on draft.
A delicately balanced, authentic Kölsch style ale brewed with the finest German malts, hops and yeast to provide a crisp, clean and refreshing match for summer relaxation.

 Triton Brewing in Lawrence:
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, Grand Citra Station, Double Deadeye Imperial Stout, 500 Sour Monks and Nutty Professor Peanut Butter Brown (7/24)
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja, New Day Meadery South Cider, New Holland Oak Aged Hatter, Two Brother’s Irritated Koala, Vanberg & DeWulf Lambick X, Widmer’s Omission Lager and Widmer’s Omission Pale Ale & Wood Boat Pale Ale

Sunday, July 27
12-5pm Sierra Nevada Brewery Beer Camp Across America Midwest Edition at Navy Pier (Chicago, IL). Join Triton, Sierra Nevada and more than 700 additional breweries for a seven city traveling beer festival! For additional info: http://beercamp.sierranevada.com/
Saturday, August 2
6-10p (Central Standard Time) Triton will be at the The BrewFest & BBQ enjoying a fun-filled evening of food, drinks and entertainment at historic Bosse Field (1701 N. Main St., Evansville, IN 47711). Be prepared for a jam-packed evening of Brews and BBQ! This event goes to benefit SWIRCA, a non-profit that provides service to the elderly community in the tri-state area around Evansville. SWIRCA beer fest info:http://www.swirca.org/index.php/special-events/brew-barbeque-fest
Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 17
Triton will be part of history as we join a number of breweries pouring beer at the Indiana State Fair for the first time since 1945! Our Shandy and Railsplitter IPA will be poured at The Fair this year.
Tuesday, August 5 & Saturday, August 9
You can find us sampling our beer at the Indiana State Fair on Tuesday, August 5 and Saturday, August 9! Come out for your taste!
Friday, August 22
Hops & Flip Flops Craft Beer Festival 2014, from 5:30-8:30pm, in Speedway. This event benefits the Speedway Lions Club. For more information:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hops-flip-flops-craft-beer-festival-tickets-11485085199
Saturday, August 23
Join us for Festiv-Ale at Victory Field, 4-8pm! This amazing event benefits the Cystic Fybrosis Foundation. For more information:http://www.cff.org/Chapters/indiana/index.cfm?id=27013&event=27013
SAVE THE DATE! Triton Brewing Company's 3rd Anniversary Party, Saturday, September 20 at Triton Brewing Company!

Taxman Brewing Co. in Bargersville

  • July 30 - Tap Takeover @ Fat Dan's 6:30pm. 4 beers and a special pin.
  • August 2 - BrewHaven Beer Festival 12pm-6pm
  • August 5 - Trivia Night @ Rockstone Pizza Pub 8pm
  • August 11 - Ex. Ex. Midwest Launch Party @ Pizzology 6:30pm (Must have tickets in advance and could already be sold out.)
  • August 13 - Beer + Chef Dinner @ Bistro 226 in Bargersville, IN 6:45pm
  • August 16 - WAMMfest in Greenwood, IN 11am-8pm
  • August 17 - DigIN 11am-5pm
  • August 22 - Beer & Bluegrass Festival in Franklin, IN 6pm-10pm
  • August 23 - Beers Across the Wabash 2pm-3pm

Tow Yard Brewing
Currently On Tap

House Beers:
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​
Randy SMaSH- Single malt, Single hop beer with Maris Otter malt and Rakau hops from New Zealand. The Rakau impart slightly tropical and lemon characteristics to the taste.
​ 4.9% ABV 45 IBU​
Working Title Wheat- 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 all summer long.

​Guest Taps
Goose Island Sofie Saison
Founder's Curmudgeon Old Ale
Founder's Rubaeus
North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (Nitro)

We will be at Gnawbrew Beer, Arts, and Music Festival in Brown county. Come join us and many other local breweries at this one of a kind festival. Gates open at 2 PM and you're welcome to stay overnight at a campsite on the festival grounds. More information can be found at http://gnawbrew.net/

Join us at Fat Dan's Deli in Broad Ripple on Thursday, July 31st for the first brewer's burger battle. This event will have four breweries participating to come up with the most delicious burger they can think of. The breweries construct the burgers and you vote which you like the best simply by purchasing them. Most burgers purchased will win. Breweries Participating are Tow Yard Brewing Company, Scarlet Lane Brewing Company, Daredevil Brewing Company, and another brewery to be named.
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.

Scarlet Lane  in McCordsville
August 1st1st Friday art show at The Elbow Room
We will be exclusive beer vendor for the event. 4-9pm
August 6th
Ralston’s Draft Tap Takeover
6pm - 9pm

August 9th
Hops for Hope
Hancock County 4H grounds
4pm - 9pm

August 11th
Simeri’s Italian Dinner
Tickets only - more info coming
4pm until Aric Simeri will drive you home

August 16th
HopCat Broad Ripple Grand Opening
Dorian Stout and Humble Peach Pouring

Join us for the Gen Con "Froth of Khan" tapping party – Wednesday, August 13th on Georgia Street 6PM – 11PM. Five Year Mission will be providing entertainment, along with the 20 Sided Dice Game, and other fun things! KHAAAAAAAAAAN!

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! And click here to volunteer!

New Albanian in New Albany

July 25 & August 1, 8, 15, 22: The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series takes place in downtown New Albany at Bicentennial Park, on the corner of Spring and Pearl – less than two blocks from Bank Street Brewhouse. On Friday from May 30 through August 22 (except July 4) there’ll be free musical performances from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Production Simple books the music, and NABC coordinates the bar. We serve the craft beer (Houndmouth, Black & Blue Grass, Naughty Girl, Community Dark and occasional surprises); River City Winery handles the wine; and Irish Exit and JR’s Pub will alternate serving mass-market beer.

The Ram 

Barefoot Wit is Back and on Tap Now at The RAM Restaurant and Brewery!
With the lazy days of summer finally here, The RAM Restaurant and Brewery has tapped their Barefoot Wit Belgian Style White Ale and is ready throw on the shades and soak up the sun.
The Barefoot Wit is the perfect summer complement, presenting a relaxing mix of barley, wheat, and oats and spiced with orange peel, coriander, and unique Belgian yeast. A 2013 bronze medal winner at the North American Beer Awards, the Barefoot Wit is the best companion on a warm summer day! Enjoy it now and for a limited time…If you’re not Barefoot, You’re overdressed.
Mug Club Monday (8/4/14)
Don't forget that the first Monday of every month is Mug Club Monday. All Mug Club Members get 50% off all food for parties of 8 or less.
The RAM Teams Up With The American Cancer Society for Relay for Life!

INDIANA – The RAM Restaurant and Brewery and The American Cancer Society have partnered up for Relay For Life! Now through August 3rd, $1 from each of The RAM’s Purple Drinks - Grape Lemonade, Purple Tea or Purple Hooter Martini - will be donated to the American Cancer Society to help finish the fight against cancer!

Hurry in to your local RAM to enjoy a delicious Purple Drink and support a great cause!
Fishers: 12750 Parkside Drive (317) 596-0079
Indianapolis: 140 South Illinois Street (317) 955-9900

Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis
Thursday’s Beer:30 Release
Nitro Pinko 23
Comedy Nights in the Taproom
On Friday, July 25th at 8:30pm, we welcome formerly local comic turned LA resident, DJ Dangler to our house for another night of hilarity. DJ is a nationally touring comic known for his unexpected and edgy brand of comedy. No matter what the subject, DJ has a knack for finding the humor in a variety of wildly inappropriate and awkward situations. Don’t feel bad-you can laugh. But we can’t promise you won’t feel bad about it later… Tickets are $10 at the door.
Click here for more details

Beehive Beauty School Reel-to-Reel is all the buzz!
Ever needed a retro look but weren’t quite sure how to achieve it? Flat 12 Bierwerks presents this month’s edition of Reel-to-Reel film night – an evening of retro and beehive hairstyling demonstrations at the brewery, July 31st at 7:30pm.

We’re firing up the vintage filmstrip projector for some archival beauty tutorial viewing, as teams of hairstylists and models learn how to recreate the most popular styles of the 1950s and 60s from vintage found filmstrips. We will also have Indy’s own rockabilly band Midtown Mad Men playing and a honey beer tapped exclusively for attendees. Trust us, this is one class you won’t want to skip! Click here for more info.

BlueMile/Flat 12 Thursday Run
Thursdays at 5:45. Some of the Flat 12 family has been joining up with BlueMile fans + neighbors + friends of friends – all with the desire to knock out a few miles (we usually go three) and then knock off with a pint of the BlueMile Extra Pale after. This Thursday, July 24th, we’ll have a special guest: a Rep from On Cloud Running will join us. See the shoes, try em on perhaps. You could win a prize, yo.  Their site: https://www.on-running.com/en-us.
Upcoming Events: 
Fiddler's Hearth: South Bend F12 visit 07/23/2014
Daxapalooza 07/26/2014 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Broadway Art Show 07/26/2014 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pints for Parks 07/30/2014 12:00 am - 8:30 pm

In The Taproom

    Bloomington Brewing Co. in Bloomington
    Bloomington Brewing Company is releasing their acclaimed, seasonal 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat in 22 ounce bottles, beginning July 28th statewide. Awarded Hoosier Beer Geek’s 2013 Beer of the Year, 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat is golden and hazy with earthy pine and tropical fruit notes rippling throughout each sip. Mosaic hops bring their unique aromas of crisp citrus and juicy pineapple creating a finish full of single-hopped bliss.
    “Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.” H.G. Wells

    Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co.

    Thr3e Wise Men Current Beers:
    · Snow Bunny Blonde
    · Two Lucys Blackberry Wheat
    · Bulldog Brown
    · Hubbard & Cravens Porter
    · Rocky Ripple Pale Ale
    · Golden Zoe IPA
    · Centennial Martyr Double IPA
    · Cobra Kai Japanese Rice Lager

    · Are you a VIP Member? It is FREE to join! Become a member and after every 9 Growler Fills of Thr3e Wise Men Beer we will add $10 to your VIP Card.

    Upcoming Beers:
    · August: German Pilsner - Tuesday August 5th

    Upland Brewery

    Oktoberfest will be available in all markets starting August 1 and on tap at Upland retail locations September 19. No season is as synonymous with beer as autumn, when the most storied beer festival of them all, Oktoberfest, takes place in Munich, Germany. Since 1810, this celebration of good food, good company, and, most importantly, good beer, has most prominently featured Marzen-style lager-so much so that many refer to the beer simply as Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest was awarded Silver at the World Beer Cup in 2010.

    We are also excited to announce it's newest Side Trail series beer: Loner IPA . This brew is a special release IPA featuring a single fresh hop - Chinook. The key to this beer is simplicity; Loner IPA lets the drinker appreciate each ingredient for what it is. We are excited about single hop beers so be on the lookout for more Loners as a part of our Side Trail series. Loner IPA featuring Chinook will be available for wholesale on August 1 and on tap at Upland retail locations August 8.

    Bars, Restaurants, Carryout, & Distributors

    Patio is fully open, weather permitting! We rolled out our new summer menu, stop in and check it out.
    July 29th, 7:00pm - Trivia Night 
    We enjoyed hosting the Hoosier Beer Geeks 'Favorite Things' event for #HBGWeek!

    Sahm's Place
    We are doing a beer dinner July 31st, from 6:30-8:30 with our friends at Starlight.
    We will be featuring 5 courses with 4 rare Anchorage Brewing beers. It includes collaborations with Crooked Stave and Jolly Pumpkin. $40 per ticket. 

    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
    New on the Goose shelves...the celestial edition.
    Astronomically good: Super Nova IPA from France's full moon brewery La Pleine Lune
    Dark side of the moon: six different hops balance Challenger and Saaz hops in De Ranke's Belgian strong Noir De Dottignies

    Archangel, archangel...will you be mine? North Peak's seasonal summer wheat brewed with Michigan cherries

    Sky high in Colorado (ahem!): Epic Brewing's Escape in cans 

    Lino's in Speedway
    Saturday, July 26 @ 4:30 pm
    Indy Cars and Indy Brews (viewing party for Indiana 250)
    Half off domestics and imports

    Friday, August 1 @ 6:00 pm
    Tow Yard Tap Takeover

    Papa's in Culver
    Newest to our selection of 30 draft beers: Bell's Hopsolution, 3 Floyd's Apocalypse Cow, 3 Floyd's Dreadnaught, Boulevard Ginger-Lemon Radler, Flat 12 Hinchtown Hammer Down, Smuttynose Noonan Black IPA

    On Deck: 3 Floyd's Zombie Dust!!!!, Schlafly American IPA, Schlafly Oatmeal Stout, Shoreline Stella Blue Kolsch, Upland Coastbuster, plus much more.

    Always check out our current lineup here: www.indianasbestpizza.com/beer

    Yogi's in Bloomington
    Beer school is every Tuesday!

    Patrick's Kitchen in Zionsville
    Now on tap:
    • Stone Ruin Ten DIPA 10+% abv $6.50 12oz
    • Taxman Belgian Style Wit $5.75 Pint
    • Bier's DFG DIPA $7.25 12 oz
    • KY Bourbon Barrel Ale 8.2% $6.00 8oz
    • New Belgium La Folie $6.25 8oz
    • Daredevil's Vacation Kolsch $5.75 Pint
    • Taxman Belgian Black Ale $6.00 Pint
    • LaTrappe Quad $9.00 25 cl
    • Schafly's AIPA $5.50 Pint
    • SK Grapefruit Jungle $6.00 Pint
    *Subject to Change

    Starlight Distribution, LLC 

    From Josh:
    The first release of the new Grizzly Peak Series from North Peak Brewing Company is now in stock. Hellion is a "Midwest India Pale Ale" this beast weighs in at 9.99% ABV and is a whopping 99 IBU's. This will be a limited release so don't pass it up when you see it!
    July 31st - Anchorage Brewing Beer dinner at Sahm's Place (6:30-8:30pm. Tickets Available at Sahm's Place, $40 and 4 super limited release beers)

    Beer & Fundraising Events

    Pint Night with Indiana On Tap
    Thursday, July 31st
    6:30 pm
    Three Pints Brewpub (Plainfield)
    Join Girls Pint Out with the gentlemen of Indiana On Tap at Three Pints Brewpub on Thursday, July 31st at 6:30 pm. Three Pints is in Plainfield - an easy 20 minute drive from downtown.

    We'll be sipping $3.50 pints on the patio. Food specials will be available. The brewer will be mingling with guests. The opportunity to go on a tour is also available. We'll also be celebrating that Three Pints will be opening a Martinsville location this summer!  This is a co-ed event!


    Cards Against Humanity at New Day Craft
    Thursday, August 7th
    6 - 8 pm
    Drink some delicious mead and ciders. Play a little game called Cards Against Humanity. Laugh a lot. This is a great event if you've never been to a Girls Pint Out event before - you will make new friends while playing CAH!
    Warning: If you are easily offended Cards Against Humanity might not be the game for you. If you haven't already played, check out their site -www.cardsagainsthumanity.com We also have added our own beer-related evil cards to the deck!

    This is a ladies only event and space is limited. A ticket reserves your seat at a table to play Cards Against Humanity.

    Just want to drink and socialize or you didn't get a ticket in time? No big deal. Come hang out with us in the tasting room.

    Tickets will be available on Thursday, July 10th at 9 am at:

    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)
    Discounts available: Sign up for all 3 classes for $135 total! Call for group discounts
    More info on Facebookgive us a like!
    Class 1 – Sat, May 31
    Class 2 – Sat, June 21
    Class 3 – Sat, August 9
    Class 1 – Sat, August 23
    Class 2 – Sat, September 13
    Class 3 – Sat, October 4
    Beer Vacations Follow the link to learn more.
    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.
    Whiskey MBA (Master of Barrel-Whiskey Appreciation) Classes Coming This Fall...

    07/25/2014 10:28 AM
    A Taste for Craft Beers in Rural Texas
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    07/25/2014 10:27 AM
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    07/25/2014 10:20 AM
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    07/25/2014 10:00 AM
    Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter and CAO Brazilia Pairing

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    07/25/2014 09:54 AM
    Major Brands to buy Missouri Beverage Co.
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    07/25/2014 08:54 AM
    Mobile cannery rocks the Vermont beer scene
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    07/25/2014 07:26 AM
    Beer Camp Across America: Thousands sip and sample at Sierra Nevada
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    07/25/2014 06:37 AM
    Friday beer: Peach Pie Heffy
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    07/25/2014 06:00 AM

    Cardinal Pine Farm is a proud to be a member of the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild (NCCBG), a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and advance the interest of craft breweries and beer of North Carolina.

    The post Members appeared first on Cardinal Pine Farm.

    07/25/2014 05:56 AM
    Beer bash draws a thirsty crowd
    OzarksFirst.com Beer bash draws a thirsty crowd Springfield News-Leader That was Logan Taylor's sentiment as he sampled beers with his wife and friends at the Springfield Craft Beer Bash on Saturday. "There's something about just having a beer after a long day or a long week," he said. Thousands attended the beer festival ... Beer Bas ...

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

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    Siren White IPA

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

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

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

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

    This shows how exclusive that right to Oatmeal Stout was:

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

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

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

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

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

    07/25/2014 01:04 AM
    Beer In Ads #1261: Enjoy The Difference!
    Thursday’s ad is another one for Schlitz, this one from 1961. What’s the difference they want you to enjoy? Why it’s “that deep, cool, kiss-of-the-hops flavor,” of course. They want you to “move up to Schlitz.” But what’s with the animals on the wall....

    [[Click through to the Bulletin for full content]]

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

    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

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

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

    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    07/24/2014 07:14 PM
    Naperville Celebrates Second Annual Ale Fest

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    07/24/2014 05:19 PM
    NBWA: New Gallup Poll Shows Beer as Americans’ Adult Beverage of Choice
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    07/24/2014 05:14 PM
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    07/24/2014 05:11 PM
    Colorado Beer News 072414
    Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Tell an Old Joke Day. In honor of this day, here is a joke that has a local twist to it. A bum walked into a very chic pub and ordered a beer. Discreetly, the bartender informed him, "We do not serve riff raff here." To which the bum responded, "Then what brands do you serve here?" - Dig up an old joke that you once told years ago and tell it again. Who knows, there might just be someone who hasn't heard that one yet. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, July 24th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

    Metro Denver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Boulder County

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

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

    Northern Colorado

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Southern Front Range

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

    Mountains and West

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

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

    National News

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

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    07/24/2014 04:56 PM
    Two Beers Brewing to Release First Fresh Hop Ale of 2014
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    07/24/2014 04:39 PM
    Former Firestone VP Tapped as New Reyes Executive
    Reyes Beverage Group today announced it has hired former Firestone Walker vice president of sales Steve Almaraz as its new craft category development director. In the newly created position, Almaraz will be focused on “improving the company’s capabilities against craft beer sales.”

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

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

    The post Maine Craft Beer: A Balance of Community and Quality appeared first on CraftBeer.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Innocuous Fluid, 1856

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

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

    How NOT to cellar and tap cask ale:

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

    In contrast,

    How TO tap cask ale:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    You can sign up for the talk here:


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

    The Home Brewer's Guide to Vintage Beer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

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

    07/23/2014 08:53 PM
    Topping Off

    When you need to fit every last drop.

    Topping Off

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

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

    The post Stone Tweaks Message After Concerned Feedback on IndieGoGo Campaign appeared first on thefullpint.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you, and cheers!


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

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

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

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

    Metro Denver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Boulder County

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Northern Colorado

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Southern Front Range

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

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

    Mountains and West

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

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

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

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

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

    The post Best High Gravity Brews for the Summer appeared first on Travel By Brewery- Arizona Craft Beer Blog.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

    The post Flying Dog Brewing Pearl Necklace and CAO Mx2 Pairing appeared first on The Barley Blog.

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

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

    [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    07/22/2014 05:03 PM
    Colorado Beer News 072214
    Colorado Beer NewsToday is Spooner's Day. This is not a day for couples to spoon, but rather to pay homage to Reverend William Archibald Spooner who was known mostly for not saying words in the right order and transposing adjoining words. Instead of saying "cold beer", he'd say something like "bold ceer". Instead of "bitter drink", he'd say "ditter brink". You can make up your own "spoonerisms" today and transpose words. Just be careful who you say it too. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

    Metro Denver

    Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - Cask Month continues every Wednesday in July. This week's firkin is an "Espresso Cream Ale". This brew will be tapped on July 23rd and goes until it's gone. Put a little espresso kick into your beer! [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Boulder County

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

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

    Northern Colorado

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Southern Front Range

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

    Mountains and West

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

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

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

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

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

    07/22/2014 11:36 AM
    Framboise Fermentation

    One big fluffy pillow.

    Framboise Fermentation

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

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

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

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