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07/31/2014 06:48 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.....

07/31/2014 06:48 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!

07/31/2014 06:48 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

07/31/2014 06:48 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!

07/31/2014 06:48 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’.....

07/31/2014 06:18 PM
It’s International Beer Day, drink beer
The Brewers Association reminds beer lovers that International Beer Day will be celebrated in Australia on 1 August 2014.

07/31/2014 06:15 PM
2014 St. Louis Craft Beer Week – Thursday Events
St. Louis Craft Beer Week is busy! So busy for some of us, we forget to tell you all of the awesome stuff happening.  Better late than never, I guess! As you know, we have over 100 events taking place this year making this the biggest STLCBW so far. We’ve had an awesome start, but the week [...]

07/31/2014 06:07 PM
Colorado Beer News 073114
Colorado Beer NewsToday is Mutt's Day. We've all seen a mutt, those scraggly looking, mixed-breed dogs that wander the streets and look like nobody cares for them. Help out a mutt today and consider adopting one from your local animal shelter. They may just end up being one of your best friends! If dogs just aren't your thing, you can always celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, July 31st, 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

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today's Brewers Limited Reserve release is a "Coffee 59er", a variation on their German-style Schwarzbier. Just 15 gallons of this are available. They also have a Vanilla 59er on tap today as well. Taste both and see which one you like best. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - Just a quick note that the brewery taproom will be closed for a private party today until 7pm, but will open to the public from 7pm to 10pm. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

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

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

River North Brewery (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] River North Tripel Releases August 9th. While other breweries get ready to release pumpkin beers, River North still has a taste for summer. On Saturday, August 9th at 1pm, the brewery will release River North Tripel, a 9.2% ABV Belgian-style Golden Strong Ale. Rich with notes of apricot, pear and lemon, River North Tripel is perfect for late-August temperatures. Finishing dry on the tongue, this brew is light in body but still delivers the depth of flavor River North is known for. “This is my kind of summer beer,” head brewer Matt Hess said. “We've been dreaming of brewing a beautiful golden strong ale for years. It’s one of my favorite styles, but you have to get it right.” River North will only release one batch of Tripel. Both draft pours and bottles-to-go ($9) will be available at the taproom release party August 9th. More bombers will arrive on store shelves throughout Colorado the following week, with a few select bars receiving kegs. [2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO]

AC Golden Brewing Co (Golden) - AC Golden Brewing Company and Colorado Native Amber Lager are celebrating Colorado's 138th birthday tomorrow, August 1. Tune in to the Colorado Rockies game on Root Sports tomorrow (Aug. 1) and join in a special statewide birthday toast with Governor Hickenlooper and AC Golden Brewing Company president Glenn Knippenberg during the 7th inning stretch. Colorado Native also will be holding birthday promotions in bars all around Colorado throughout August. Colorado Native Amber Lager, brewed by AC Golden Brewing Company, is made with 100 percent Colorado ingredients -- Rocky Mountain water, barley from the San Luis Valley, Colorado-grown hops and the oldest strain of brewing yeast in the state.

Falling Rock Tap House (Denver) - Come by Falling Rock tonight for a FREE beer. Denver off the Wagon and SeshFest are buying the beers. Until the keg runs dry that is. Stop by at 5pm for a session beer and a balloon! That's right. A balloon. [1919 Blake St, Denver, CO]

Sesh Fest (Denver) - Want to attend a beer event that won’t make your tastebuds, wallet or day-after self unhappy? Then look no further. Sesh Fest, the second event in the Lovibond Series presented by The Colorado Brewers Guild and Imbibe Denver, is an event where attendees can sample a multitude of beers without feeling the overwhelming effects of alcohol. It's happening this Saturday, August 2nd. Even the price of admission is palatable; tickets start at $20 for six 6oz pours and $30 for unlimited tastings. More info on SeshFest. [Sculpture Park, 1101 13th St, Denver, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - Tonight is Geeks and Athletes night; Run Club at 6pm sharp (free beer for runners, no free beer for dogs) and the Useless Knowledge Bowl starts at 7pm (tons of brewery bucks hang in the balance). Come thirsty. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - With the success of last week's $2 off WonderCan special, they are back at it again! Remember, if you buy 6 WonderCans you'll get to take home a pair of Wonderland glassware. Also, "Show Us Your Cans" will be starting up soon. Don't know what that is? You'll find out next week! ‪#‎ThirstyThursday‬ [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Strange Craft Beer Co (Denver) - What has Key Limes, Oranges and Oak Spirals soaked in Roger Clyne's Mexican Moonshine Tequila? Why yes, it's their Margarita Saison Firkin! Join in for another Firkin Thursday, this one should be delicious. They tapped it at 3 pm. They also have a brand new food truck - Truck Yeah will be joining in this evening with slider and tater tot creations. [1330 Zuni St, Suite M, Denver, CO]

Coda Brewing Co (Aurora) - Today Coda is tapping an experimental elixir today. A Red IPA dry hopped with Mosaic, Nelson, Sorachi Ace and Citra. Meet the brewer night tonight. [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Boulder County

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - Twisted Pine is happy to be supporting Colorado Hike for Honor, a group who supports Colorado's wounded veterans, by donating 10% of their sales for the entire day today. If you make a suggested donation of $20 or more today in their taproom, they will enter you into a drawing for a Never Summer Industries snowboard or longboard. Stop in for food or brews and support a great cause. [3201 Walnut St, Suite A, Boulder, CO]

Boulder Craft Beer Festival (Boulder) - [PRESS RELEASE] The first ever Boulder Craft Beer Festival presented by Liquor Mart and produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI) will take place from noon – 5 p.m. on August 23 in West Central Park (west of Broadway on Canyon Boulevard). The event will highlight 20 of Boulder County’s 30 craft breweries. The event will delight any new or seasoned craft beer drinker and enthusiast! Attendees will expand their pallet by sampling 40 craft beers on tap, live music (Andy Hackbarth from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. and The Hill Benders from 3 – 5 p.m.), mouthwatering food (for purchase) and maybe get in a game or two of ping-pong and cornhole. Attendees will enjoy unlimited 2 oz pours of each breweries unique libations. Ticket prices are $30 in advance and can be purchased online at BoulderCraftBeerFest.com. (Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $35 staring at 11:30 a.m. on the west side of the City of Boulder Municipal Building – on Canyon Boulevard at 11th Street.) The ticket price includes unlimited samples, a commemorative sampling glass and tasty snacks provided by Glutino & Udi's Gluten Free.

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - With the coming of August, it also means the coming of Oktoberfest season and one of the first Oktoberfest brews to be released will be Left Hand's Oktoberfest Marzen Lager. It'll be on tap tomorrow, August 1st in their Tasting Room starting at 5pm. Also available in bottles. Time to dust off your lederhosen once again. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Good news nitro fans! FRBC just received their nitro tap equipment and will be installing it next week. Look for some beers on nitro starting very soon. Tonight, they have a Bluegrass Jam starting at 7pm. Their refreshing Belgian Tripel is on tap too. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - Their Premium Session Bold Ale (Bold 55) is going into bombers starting today. Look for them! [6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Shhh....do you hear that? It's the sound of SILENCE, such a magnificent aspect of being out in the wild woods! Today they bring back their SILENCE LAGER, a Czech style pilsner brewed with noble hops. Crisp and clean, this refreshing beer has been quietly lagering for a few months. See you after 4pm! [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Pateros Creek has several beers in the pipeline that will soon be tapped in August. Next up is their "SchwarzSaber Black Lager" that will be tapped on Friday, August 1st at 5pm. Get a free taster until 5:15pm. Celebrate the new beer with a toast at 5:30pm with the brewers. The SchwarzSaber Black Lager is their Pro-Am beer that they are entering in at the Great American Beer Festival along with homebrewer Preston Hartman. Later in the month and also September, look forward to these beer tappings: Arthur's Ruach Smoked Lager, Stevetoberfest Marzen, Prairie Bandit Wheat, and Mt. Massive Imperial IPA. Pateros Creek also now has a Beer App! Download it from the Apple Store or Google Play. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today is Taster Tray Thursday! Get $2 off taster trays from noon to 9pm. Fill up your taster trays with: The Dame Golden Ale, Penitentiary Pale Ale, The Revenuer IPA, Trigger Man Brown, Saison, and The Enforcer Oatmeal Stout. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Tomorrow, Friday August 1st, FCB will release their Oktoberfest Lager. This brew will be both on tap and in bottles. Coming up later in August tap club members and look forward to these Colorado-only beers: FCB's Blonde on August 15th, 24 Carat IPA on Aug 22nd, and This Little Figgy (brown ale w/figs) also on August 22nd. In other news, FCB just won two bronze medals for Wallace Wee Heavy and their Smoked Marzen at the 2014 US Open Beer Championship held in Atlanta - Grats! [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - On Saturday, August 16th in the taproom, Grimm Brothers will welcome the return of "The Farmer's Daughter" Oktoberfest Lager. If you happen to be at the Gnarly Barley Beer Fest this weekend, stop by the Grimm Bros booth and get a $1 off bottle coupon for this beer. August is "Dry Hopped Firkin Month" featuring a different dry-hopped Grimm Bros beer every Friday. Tomorrow, August 1st they'll tap a firkin of Odds & Ends with Columbus hops. And on August 9th, look for the release of "True Bride", a Kolsch-style beer. [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Cigar lovers! Tonight is Cigar night on the Funkwerks patio. Come join their head brewer, Justin, and Edward's Pipe & Cigar Shop for some brew and cigars. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Wilbur's Total Beverage (Ft. Collins) - Join in at Wilbur's for their first FREE weekly Friday beer tasting (3:00pm-6:30pm)! This Friday (August 1st) they will be featuring Odell Brewing Co, tasting their Fifty Niner, Myrcenary, Double Pilsner, and Footprint! Just bring your I.D. and find them in the southeast corner of the store! Come on down, it should be a fun weekend! [2201 S College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Tomorrow, Friday 8/1 they are releasing a new limited release beer, dubbed August Rye! Tapping at 5PM! Not only that but they are opening at noon! Sunday 8/3 is Stretch and Suds, yoga + beer extravaganza! $20 gets you 1 hr of vinyasa yoga, 2 tasters AND 1 full pint of beer! The fun begins at 11AM, sign up now! [4630 Forge Rd Suite B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - [PRESS RELEASE] Elevation Beer Company® is set to release its next seasonals in its Black Series and Double Black Series of Seasonal specialty and barrel-aged beers. Elevation will release its Wild Flowers Imperial Saison in the Black Series, while Fanboy it’s virgin oak barrel-aged Double IPA will be released in its Double Black Series. “We changed up Wild Flowers this year, using a different Saison yeast strain, says head brewer and Elevation Co-founder Christian Koch, “This resulted in a drier finish, which has made the beer a tad more traditional to the style.” Elevation was rewarded for this slight change in recipe with a Gold Medal for Wild Flowers in the Saison/Farmhouse Category earlier this month at the US Open Beer Championship. Marking this their fourth medal in that contest over the past two years. Elevation is also re-releasing Fanboy, which was aged this year in a combination of first and second use Virgin Oak barrels custom made for the brewery. “Fanboy sat in barrels for 8 months before being blended with a fresh Double IPA base and then dry-hopped to giving it its signature blend of oak, vanilla, and citrus. It is a big grapefruit bomb this year and we are extremely excited for it.” Exclaims Koch. Both beers will be finding their way to liquor stores and beer bars in Arizona, Colorado, and Texas starting in August. [115 Pahlone Pkwy, Salida, CO]


Breckenridge Brew Pub (Breckenridge) - The official release of Side Door Tangerine Saison will be on Monday August 4th at their Drink with the Brewer Event 4-6pm. Come sample some brews and talk beer with our Brewmaster Jimmy Walker. [600 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO]
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07/31/2014 06:00 PM
Migration Week In Portland, Maine
Goose Island Brewing Company spent a week in Portland, Maine and brought some awesomely rare beers with them. Sales reps, brand ambassadors, and even the head brewer Jared Jankoski hosted tap takeovers, heavy beer tastings, and Goose Island featured pub-crawls. The guys at Goose Island are about half way through their 30 city tour of ... Th ...

07/31/2014 05:27 PM
It’s International Beer Day, drink OUR beer
So, what is this International Beer Day to which you refer?

07/31/2014 05:16 PM
Ale Asylum Kink marks brewery’s first new Belgian-style beer in five years
Press Release:  (Madison, WI) – Madison craft brewery Ale Asylum is getting ready to distribute their first new Belgian-style beer release in five years: KINK. The brewery will be collaborating with area craft beer establishments to release KINK on draft […]

07/31/2014 04:51 PM
Terrapin Pumpkinfest returns for 2014 rotation
Press Release:  (Athens, GA) – Breezing in with a strong autumn tailwind comes Pumpkinfest, Terrapin Beer Co.’s long-adored Seasonal Sessions selection. Pumpkinfest encompasses an entire Thanksgiving spread in one tasty sip. Perfectly balanced pumpkin (real pumpkin!) and spices are added […]

07/31/2014 04:46 PM
I will be having a Beer Camp Weekend except for no Beer Camp.
Because of my dog’s health issues, I cannot feel comfortable either leaving him home alone for the better part of a day or putting him into unfamiliar circumstances, especially since he has just started new medication which is having some … Continue reading

07/31/2014 04:42 PM
Beer Institute’s Domestic Brewers Tax Paid Estimate dips 1.5% in June
Press Release:  (Washington DC) – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The June 2014 domestic tax paid estimate is 16,350,000 barrels.  June 2013 removals were 16,600,000 barrels (revised) for a decrease of […]

07/31/2014 04:42 PM
WW I
What the fuck am I doing? The most Great War obsessed beer writer and I'm doing nothing to, er, mark, the start of the slaughter.

I know - her are some soldiers drinking Mild:


07/31/2014 04:24 PM
Cider Saturday: The Gorge Flows With Cider
I have been pointing the nose of my Toyota east and shooting down the Gorge the last couple weeks.  That's the newest hotspot for Oregon cider, although most of the cideries are so new very few people have heard of them.  Over the next few weeks or months, I'll be giving them the full Cider Saturday treatment, but for now, here's a pi ...

07/31/2014 04:21 PM
Widmer Brothers 1994-1996 beers in 30 Beers for 30 Years Series now available
Press Release:  (Portland, OR) – Widmer Brothers Brewing today announced Widberry, Blackbier, and Big Ben Porter as the newest releases in the brewery’s 30 Beers for 30 Years Series. These limited release beers, brewed to commemorate the brewery’s 30th anniversary, […]

07/31/2014 04:10 PM
Resurrection Ale House has been sold, will close and new owners will reopen with new name and concept.
Just showed up in my email: For Immediate Consumption: Resurrection Ale House Under Agreement of Sale With equal parts excitement and sadness Leigh Maida and Brendan Hartranft announce that Resurrection Ale House is under Agreement of Sale. As of the … Continue reading

07/31/2014 04:02 PM
Bailey’s Taproom 7th Anniversary Barrel-Aged BeerFest
With the end of July and Oregon Craft Beer Month coming to a close one event that we always look forward to is Bailey’s Taproom 7th Anniversary Barrel-Aged BeerFest. The annual anniversary celebration will take place this Saturday, August 2nd, from Noon to Midnight. The beer list that Bailey’s has put together for their anniversary […]

07/31/2014 03:59 PM
Allagash Embarks on Multi-Million Dollar Expansion
With $4 million in bank loans secured for the first phase of construction, the 18,000 sq. ft. expansion will primarily enable Allagash to increase its packaging capacity, grow its lab program, implement a new tour route, and create additional office space. The brewery also plans install four fermentation tanks, said Naomi Neville, the brewery’s national sales director.

07/31/2014 03:58 PM
The Cocktails of Wes Anderson Based on His Movies
“In the magically detailed world of Wes Anderson, everything from the Futura font to the color of Mendl’s box plays a multi-faceted role in the films. Prompting us with both visual and storyline cues, even cocktails take part, signaling us to a character’s idiosyncratic personality. From Steve Zissou’s simple Campari on the rocks in The […]

07/31/2014 03:54 PM
Almanac Dark Pumpkin Sour, just-launched wine selection now online at Craft Beer Kings
Sponsored [Paid] Post: Craft Beer Kings returns this week with another 15 new beers online, available for shipping to your home or office. Check out the list of new beers you can have delivered below. Also new this week: wine. […]

07/31/2014 03:46 PM
Diageo net sales drop by £1.1 billion (approx $1,719,777,322)
Diageo saw its net sales tumble by £1.1 billion in 2014 with weak sales in emerging markets and a continued slowdown in China blamed, as the company posted its end of year results today. Overall the company reported a net profit of £2.25 billion, a drop of 8% on 2013, with net sales falling by 9% […]

07/31/2014 03:45 PM
Pelican “Meet the Brewer” at Green Dragon
Tonight the Green Dragon will be hosting Pelican Brewery for their weekly “Meet the Brewer” event. Beginning at 5:00pm today, July 31st, Pelican’s brewery team will be making the trek from the Oregon Coast to Southeast Portland to unveil some new beers to the Portland market. Pelican will be releasing 2 new beers to the […]

07/31/2014 03:40 PM
Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate
WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The June 2014 domestic tax paid estimate is 16,350,000 barrels.  June 2013 removals were 16,600,000 barrels (revised) for a decrease of -1.5 percent. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2013 and 2014: Month 2013 2014 Percent Change Volume Change January 13,713,729 13,770,000 0.4% 56,271 February 12,926,210 13,300,000 2.9% 373,790 March 14,803,136 14,700,000 -0.7% -103,136 April 15,066,241 14,990,000 -0.5% -76,241 May 16,320,000 16,000,000 -2.0% -320,000 June 16,600,000 16,350,000 -1.5% -250,000 YTD 89,429,316 89,110,000 -0.4% [...]

07/31/2014 03:29 PM
Pittsburgh Brewing Launches New Craft Brand
One of the country’s oldest breweries is dipping its toe into a sea of craft beer SKUs. The 153-year old Pittsburgh Brewing Company, which currently produces six different premium lager and light lager brands, is rolling out its first craft offering under a new label: Block House Brewing.

07/31/2014 03:17 PM
A Unique Whiskey Tasting in L.A. Arts District – August 14
          Judi Laing “a woman walks into a bar”                             Tim Hirota         Whiskey Expert and Certified Spirits Specialist           In wine/spirits industry for 30+ years                  Director, The Artisanal Group, […]

07/31/2014 03:07 PM
River North to Release Tripel this August
Denver, CO — While other breweries get ready to release pumpkin beers, River North still has a taste for summer. On Saturday, August 9th at 1pm, the brewery will release River North Tripel, a 9.2% ABV Belgian-style Golden Strong Ale. Rich with notes of apricot, pear and lemon, River North Tripel is perfect for late-August temperatures. Finishing dry on the tongue, this brew is light in body but still delivers the depth of flavor River North is known for. “This is my kind of summer beer,” head brewer Matt Hess said. “We’ve been dreaming of [...]

07/31/2014 03:03 PM
Space Dust IPA Returns From Elysian Brewing
Seattle’s Elysian Brewing returns this summer with Space Dust IPA. Part of their Manic IPA series, Space Dust will be available on draft and in 22 ounce bottles from mid-August through December throughout Elysian’s distribution network. Space Dust will also join Elysian’s year-round draft lineup. Here’s more info on this very hop forward beer from […]

07/31/2014 02:56 PM
Bronze in the Annual CAMRA awards for the Royal Exchange
Bronze in the Annual CAMRA awards for the Royal Exchange The Stone & Eccleshall Gazette Royal-Exchange-copy Michelle Hughes is seen here thanking her coustomers for their continued support (a seriously precious support in an age of declining numbers of traditional pubs) and Staffordshire CAMRA who have awarded the venue a “bro ...

07/31/2014 01:55 PM
Modern Times Phalanx IPA Bottles!

San Diego, CA – Well, Oneida bottles were so popular, Modern Times Beer decided to do the whole bottle thing again. Our second …

The post Modern Times Phalanx IPA Bottles! appeared first on thefullpint.com.



07/31/2014 01:44 PM
Ranger Creek to Release Love Struck Hefe
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Way back in 2009, Ranger Creek was just an idea, and the owners of the brewery were just enthusiastic home brewers.  They began entering homebrew competitions to test out recipes and hone their craft.  The second competition they entered was the Dixie Cup in Houston, one of the largest homebrew competitions in the country.  To their surprise, they took home a gold medal for their hefeweizen.  This win was a huge achievement that got the home brewers just cocky enough to start their own brewery.  Ranger Creek’s new summer seasonal is resurrecting [...]

07/31/2014 01:38 PM
How to Make Marijuana-Infused Craft Cocktails
In 2012, Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative called “The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act,” effectively legalizing cannabis based largely on the public’s growing recognition that blazing is far safer than boozing. Or, as the campaign’s most popular slogan put it: Marijuana—it’s like alcohol with no violence, no hangovers and no carbs. If we’re […]

07/31/2014 01:20 PM
Update on The Full Pint 7th Anniversary – Sponsored by InsideTheCellar.com

(San Diego,CA) – We are 9 days away from our epic 7th Anniversary Bash (Sponsored by InsideTheCellar.com) at the legendary T…

The post Update on The Full Pint 7th Anniversary – Sponsored by InsideTheCellar.com appeared first on thefullpint.com.



07/31/2014 01:20 PM
South Carolina eliminated from Stone’s East Coast brewery list
Despite changes to state law and a passionate push from supporters, South Carolina has been cut from the list of possible locations Stone will construct its East Coast brewing operation, sources have confirmed. Friday afternoon, the Triad City Beat published a story about how the Greensboro, NC location being considered to house Stone ...

07/31/2014 01:00 PM
Wisconsin Brewery Tour – New Glarus
The second destination on our Summer Brewery Tour of Wisconsin, following our first stop in Madison, was to visit the brewery which initiated the whole idea of making this trip - namely New Glarus Brewing Company. Whilst at the GABF 2013 we had tasted their fruit beers and were so impressed that we just had to visit the producers of these fabulous beers.

07/31/2014 12:54 PM
Grand Canyon Brewing Set To Launch Fall Seasonal Pumpkin Springs Porter

Phoenix, AZ – Fall just can’t get here fast enough for the Grand Canyon Brewing Company or fans of their highly anticipated …

The post Grand Canyon Brewing Set To Launch Fall Seasonal Pumpkin Springs Porter appeared first on thefullpint.com.



07/31/2014 12:53 PM
The Session: The worst beer you forced yourself to drink the whole bottle of
The Session, a.k.a. Beer Blogging Friday, is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic. Each month, a different beer blogger hosts the Session, chooses a topic and creates a round-up listing all of the participants, along […]

07/31/2014 12:53 PM
Brewery List Released for Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI

Tickets Now on Sale for Oct. 3 Pints for Prostates Awareness Event

DENVER, CO – A final list of 50 brewers committed to pour beer at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI has been released by Pints for Prostates. 
 
The prostate cancer awareness event will be held on Oct. 3 in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from 50 of America’s top craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them. 
 
“We are excited by the support of a terrific list of breweries that are reaching deep into their beer cellars for prized brews to pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates. “The craft beer community is stepping up to help us reach men through the universal language of beer.”  
 
Brewers who have committed to attend the event include:
 
Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska
 
AleSmith Brewing, San Diego, Calif.
 
Allagash Brewing, Portland, Maine
 
Avery Brewing, Boulder, Colo.
 
Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont.
 
Boston Beer, Boston, Mass.
 
Breckenridge Brewery, Breckenridge, Colo.*
 
The Bruery, Placentia, Calif.
 
Cascade Brewing, Portland, Ore.
 
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del.
 
Ecliptic Brewing, Portland, Ore.*
 
Elevation Beer, Poncha Springs, Colo.
 
Elysian Brewing, Seattle, Wash.
 
Figueroa Mountain Brewing, Santa Barbara, Calif.*
 
Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, Calif.
 
Fremont Brewing, Seattle, Wash.*
 
Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, Ore.
 
Fullsteam Brewing, Durham, N.C.*
 
AC Golden Brewing, Golden, Colo.
 
Grand Teton Brewery, Victor, Idaho*
 
Great Divide Brewing, Denver, Colo.
 
Green Flash Brewing, San Diego, Calif.*
 
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland, Colo.*
 
Harpoon Brewery, Boston, Mass.
 
Hogshead Brewery, Denver, Colo.*
 
Holy City Brewing, Charleston, S.C.*
 
Jester King Craft Brewery, Austin, Texas
 
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Dexter, Mich.
 
Laughing Dog Brewing, Ponderay, Idaho
 
Laughing Sun Brewing, Bismarck, N.D.*
 
The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif.
 
Maui Brewing, Lahaina, Hawaii*
 
Nebraska Brewing, Papillion, Neb.
 
New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo.
 
NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C.
 
NXNW Restaurant & Brewery, Austin, Texas*
 
Olde Mecklenburg Brewing, Charlotte, N.C.
 
Oskar Blues Brewing, Lyons, Colo.
 
Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, Mo.
 
Prairie Artisan Ales, Krebs, Ok.
 
River North Brewery, Denver, Colo.
 
Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore.
 
Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif.
 
Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif.
 
Thirsty Dog Brewing, Akron, Ohio
 
Tröegs Brewing, Hershey, Pa.
 
Union Craft Brewery, Baltimore, Md.*
 
Weyerbacher Brewing, Easton, Pa.
 
Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, N.C.
 
Wormtown Brewing, Worcester, Mass.*
 
(* Indicates first appearance at Denver Rare Beer Tasting.) 
 
Breweries bring some of their rarest brews to the annual tasting.  The beer list for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI will be released prior to the event. A list of beers poured during the first five years is available on the Pints for Prostates website. 
 
Tickets for the event are on sale now.  VIP tickets for the event are sold out, but general admission tickets are still available for $110 each for the 1-4 p.m. tasting.  Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass, t-shirt, program and pen. A buffet lunch is included in the ticket price and guests will have the chance to bid in an exciting silent auction that includes a variety of unique beer experiences and collectibles. The first five Denver Rare Beer Tastings sold out in advance. The event will be held this year on two floors of the McNichols Civic Center Building at 144 W. Colfax Ave. 
 
All ticket holders to this year’s Denver Rare Beer Tasting will be entered into a drawing for a 9-night BeerTrips.com organized tour for two of Belgium, the Czech Republic and Germany. VIP ticket holders will receive three raffle tickets and general admission ticket holders will receive one ticket. Anyone wearing a Pints for Prostates t-shirt or hat to the event will receive another free entry for the drawing. Additional tickets will be available for a donation. The winner will be drawn during the event from tickets collected exclusively at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting. The winner and a guest will travel to Brussels, Prague, Bamberg and Cologne from Oct. 8-18, 2015. The trip includes roundtrip airfare from the continental U.S., 9 nights hotel, ground transportation, brewery tours, pub crawls, guided city tours, 9 breakfasts, 4 beer lunches and 4 beer dinners. 
 
“The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is an annual celebration of beer passion. Beer fans get to taste a collection of beers that few people have the opportunity to enjoy, while rubbing elbows with the talented brewers,” said Lyke.  “It is a fun afternoon and a great atmosphere, with a serious mission: raising awareness about prostate cancer.” 
 
Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity and all net proceeds from Denver Rare Beer Tasting go towards the group’s awareness mission and help to fund the education and support programs of the Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, and free prostates cancer screening programs provided by the Prostate Conditions Education Council. 
 
Sponsorship packages are available for companies that wish to support and take part in the event. 
 
About Pints for Prostates
 
Pints for Prostates reaches men through the universal language of beer to encourage them to take charge of their health. The group was founded by prostate cancer survivor and beer writer Rick Lyke in 2008. The grassroots effort raises awareness among men about the importance of regular men’s health screenings by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 240,000 new prostate cancer cases are diagnosed annually in the U.S. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@pints4prostates).




07/31/2014 12:47 PM
Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI Brewery List

DENVER, CO – A final list of 50 brewers committed to pour beer at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI has been released by Pints for Prostates. The prostate cancer awareness event will be held on Oct. 3 in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting […]

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07/31/2014 12:41 PM
Foggy Noggin Extends Tasting Room Hours for August

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. It’s a small announcement, but it’s kind of big news for fans of Foggy Noggin Brewing, as so many of us are. For the month of August, Foggy Noggin is expanding the open hours for its tasting room in Bothell/Woodinville to include both Fridays and Saturdays. Here’s...

07/31/2014 12:04 PM
Mispillion River Brewing Cans Beach Bum Joe

Milford, DE – Mispillion River Brewing has released Beach Bum Joe to the market this week. Beach Bum Joe, silver medalist at the 2014 World Beer Cup® in the Belgo-American Ale category, is a combination between an American Pale Ale and a Belgian Golden Ale. Belgian yeast provides fruity notes and Citra hops contribute tropical […]

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07/31/2014 11:11 AM
What Craft Beer Is Bringing to Richmond, Virginia

The craft beer scene in Richmond, Va., is one of four main factors that prompted Frommer’s to name the city a worldwide must-see destination for 2014.

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07/31/2014 11:08 AM
Loop Bottle Opener

Loop Bottle Opener - CraftBeerTime.com

Everyone loves a great looking beer.  That perfect brew poured into the right glassware, sitting there and looking perfectly delicious.  But before you can pour that perfect glass, you need to open the bottle.  To get a great looking beer, why not use a great looking bottle opener.  The Loop Bottle Opener is beautifully designed […]

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07/31/2014 10:40 AM
Beer Birthday: Jonathan Surratt
Today is the 40th birthday of Jonathan Surratt. Jonathan launched the Beer Mapping Project and also runs the website for DRAFT magazine. He also created National Growler Day, though its exact date from year to year is still fluid, and he’s a twitter diva, too. Join me in wishing Jonathan a...

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07/31/2014 09:50 AM
Monday Night in Alabama

The same week that we celebrate our 3rd anniversary is also  the first week that Monday Night will be available in a state that is not Georgia. Alabama, watch out, we’re gunning for you. We’re touring Birmingham, Pelham and Auburn, bringing weeknight-lover’s craft beer to the thirsty. We’d love to have you join us. No, seriously. […]

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07/31/2014 07:30 AM
Lickinghole Creek Four Pillars

I’ve had a few of Lickinghole Creek’s brews over the past couple of months. The company’s farm to bottle methodology — and simply wonderful beer — has garnered them quite the following in Virginia, their Goochland farm brewery often swelling with each new release. Their Four Pillars is the latest brew I’ve had the opportunity […]

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07/31/2014 05:25 AM
King Street Revisited

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Last Christmas, we found ourselves on King Street in Bristol, and were astonished to note that it had become home to three self-styled ‘craft beer’ outlets. We subsequently used it as a symbol of ‘the rebirth of British beer’ in the prologue of Brew Britannia. Back then, Small Bar had only just opened, and, even though there was an exciting sense of […]

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07/31/2014 04:51 AM
The truth about under-age drinking
This time it's so blatant even the Daily Mail couldn't distort the truth: the number of school-age children drinking alcohol has fallen to the lowest level since records began. 

The decline has been long, steady and consistent. In recent years, when the figures have been released most media coverage has stated the percentage of school children who admit to having drunk alcohol - 39% according to the latest study - with headlines like "four in ten children boozing! Mass epidemic!" while deliberately avoiding telling you that this figure was, say, 61% in 2003 for example. The liars at Alcohol Concern would resort to using older data to artificially inflate the problem when more recent, freely available data showed the numbers were in sustained decline. The deliberate obfuscation around the issue even led to supposedly reputable newspapers writing headlines claiming that under age drinking was 'soaring' when they very data they were reporting on showed it was in fact falling, not rising.

Now the decline is so steep, and so sustained, that there's no getting away from it. Last week's headlines were unequivocal - under-age drinking is no longer cool:
  • 39% of pupils said they had drunk alcohol at least once. This continues the downward trend since 2003, when 61% of pupils had drunk alcohol, and is lower than at any time since 1988, when the survey first measured the prevalence of drinking in this age group.
  • 9% of pupils had drunk alcohol in the last week. This proportion has fallen from 25% in 2003.

Bouyed by this undoubted good news, the Portman Group undertook some research among parents of school-age children to learn if they were aware of the fact that their children are not drinking. 

Unsurprisingly given the media coverage the issue receives, 9 out of 10 parents had no idea about the 34% decrease in children who have drunk alcohol. The same proportion were similarly unaware of the 33% decrease in the number of kids who think it is OK to drink alcohol on a weekly basis.

I don't normally reprint infographics that are sent out as press releases, but I believe this one, summarising the Portman Group's research, is important and should be disseminated as widely as possible.


What the Portman Group are too polite/professional to suggest is that the national media, fuelled by neo-prohibitionist groups, are deliberately creating concern over an issue that is much smaller than we are being led to believe.

What's also fascinating is that when parents were informed of the truth, they were asked why they believe attitudes and behaviour around alcohol among children are changing. Overwhelmingly, the most popular answer is that they believe the trade is getting tougher on serving alcohol that might be intended for under-age consumption. In distant second place, with 25% versus 57%, was the suggestion that kids are too busy talking to each other on social media to go out and drink.

Of course, even now, the media can't quite bring themselves to credit the alcohol industry with responsible behaviour. Last week's headlines were all about Facebook and Twitter stopping kids from drinking, and the main reason - at least as far as parent's believe - was ignored. 

Admittedly the social media angle is a more interesting headline because it says something about social change. But I think it's a red herring. Think about it: where do kids use social media these days? In their bedrooms? Maybe. But also on the bus, in the park, on the street - everywhere they go, including the places where kids traditionally sneak booze. Social media is mobile, and its use doesn't preclude traditional under age drinking behaviour.

I'm not saying the trade can claim all the credit. I do believe there is a social change going on. If I had to guess, I'd say kids seeing their parents necking a stress-relieving bottle of wine or two when they get home from work every evening kind of takes the glamour off drinking. When I was a kid, boozing was something that happened in pubs and working men's clubs, places from which I was forbidden, that had a mystery and an allure. Now we're much more likely to drink at home, in front of our kids. Through their eyes, I doubt we look as cool as we think we do.

Either way, we can now look forward to the end of scare stories about kids drinking themselves to death, illustrated with picture of cask ale being served at the Great British Beer Festival. Right?


07/31/2014 03:05 AM
Birmingham Beer Bash
If you hadn't noticed that I was in Birmingham last weekend you're really not paying proper attention. I was in Birmingham last weekend. That's nice and clear, isn't it?

I was there for the Birmingham Beer Bash, one of the new style beer festivals, where cask rub shoulders with keg, bellies with tattoos and beards with, er, beards. I had a couple of very good reasons for attending. First, I was giving a talk. Pretty essential you turn up for something like that. Second, half a dozen recipes from my book, The Home Brewers Guide to Vintage Beer had been made for the festival. Or rather, a mini-festival within a festival. No way I was going to miss the chance to drink those.


The original plan was for Lexxie to tag along with me and Dolores, snapping pictures and filming film to document the event. He didn't really fancy it, so we left him with a set of keys to the flat and 30 quid to spend. He's used to pottering around the centre of Amsterdam either by himself or with his mates. No reason he couldn't do the same in Brum.


Talking of the flat we rented, it was handily central, right next to the Bull Ring markets. Rather too close to the markets, as it overlooked the wholesale part. The din form lorries unloading started about 3 am and finished, er, about 7 pm. Just as well I'm a heavy sleeper. Sadly, Dolores isn't. She didn't have the greatest night's sleep. Lexxie, being young, slept soundly through all the racket.

The Bond, venue for the festival, was a leasurely 15-minute stroll away. The walk sort of summed up Birmingham. The first part was along a bit of innner-city dual carriageway, the second down a street of dead factories. Dolores has come to judge the prosperity of British towns by the number of buildings with trees growing out of them. By this simple method of scoring Birmingham comes between Liverpool and Glasgow.


We arrived just after kick off, at 11:15. I'm a bit paranoid and wanted to have plenty of time to make sure all the equipment for my talk was working correctly. Plus have time for a few pints before showtime. My experiences at the American Home Brewers Conference have taught me that I perform better after a few pints. Or is it the audience who needs the beer?

After being shown around by organiser David Shipman, I made straight for the vintage beers. They were all neatly lined up together at one end of the cask bar. Where to start? Sarah Hughes 1929 Russell XXX seemed a good place. I was a bit surprised when it poured a pale gold. It's a Burton Ale and should really be dark. Though admittedly it would be easy to miss that from the recipe, as all the colour comes from sugar. Very tasty, despite the dodgy colour. It reminded me of a 1970's Light Mild. Not sure why, but that's what popped into my head.


I was just getting stuck into Thornbridge 1933 Whitbread DB when I noticed John Clarke standing next to me. What was he doing here? He told me at the Brettanomyces Festival a couple of weeks ago that he had a ticket for Friday. Turns out he had the dates confused.

I'm starting to grow fond of Whitbread Double Brown. It's a beer that intrigued from the first time I spotted it in Whitbread's brewing records. Why? Because it didn't fit with any modern beer sold as Brown Ale: too strong for one type, too dark for the other. And with a grist all of its own - quite a rarity at Whitbread where pretty well everything was parti-gyled with something else. I got well stuck into Pretty Things take on the 1955 version when I was in Boston in March. Thornbridge's version of an earlier iteration was similar, but subtly different. No real surprise there.


Titanic 1839 Reid IPA was pleasant, but not as scorchingly and persistently bitter as other versions I've had. Atom 1918 Courage Double Stout was stronger than I expected, but I'm not going to complain about that. Rich and roasty would be my aliterative description. Ashover 1910 Fullers Porter was much as I expected: black and burnt. It's a beer that's proved popular with home brewers and I've had a couple of their versions before. Ashover proved what a cracking little recipe it is.

What about Two Towers 1853 Younger XP, I hear you ask? It wasn't on. At least not then. I got to try it later, during my talk. A little cloudy, but pleasantly dry and bitter.


I was due on at 13:30, but went to check on the room and its kit at noon. No point in taking any risks. Just as well, as it turned out. I've only used a projector and screen until now. This time the display was a large flat-screen TV. I got my little flip-flop connected up to it OK. And an image was appearing on the screen. Actually two images: the current slide and the next slide. Really not what I wanted.

Luckily, I had my IT support engineer with me. Dolores is good at this sort of stuff. Especially as my flipflop runs Linux. Knowing how much she likes to be watched while she fiddles, I sloped off to fetch some more beer.

When I got back the building's caretaker was there helping her. Still two slides on the screen at once. When I returned from a second beer run, it was finally sorted and a single slide illuminated the screen. Phew. It had taken the best part of 45 minutes.

I'm getting to know my Brettanomyces talk backwards. Which makes it a lot more relaxing to present. Maybe I should try telling it backwards, just to add an element of challenge. I got a few decent laughs, which tells me something went right. Boak and Bailey were in the audience and we had time for a bit of a chat after I'd finished. Which was later than I expected as I went off on several tangents, totally unconnected with the topic in hand. That's what happens when I've to time limit.

I also briefly bumped into Gazza Prescott, someone I've corresponded with for years, but never met.

Time to sell a few books and then I was off. There was family stuff to do. I'm not a total monster, you know.

This is the full line up of historic beers:


1839 Reid IPA (Titanic)
1853 Younger XP (Two Towers)
1910 Fullers Porter (Ashover)
1918 Courage Double Stout (Atom)
1929 Russell XXX (Sarah Hughes)
1933 Whitbread DB (Thornbridge)


I'm sure you've not forgotten, but this is my book:

The Home Brewer's Guide to Vintage Beer.






















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07/31/2014 02:01 AM
Beer In Ads #1267: How To Have A Schlitztogether
Wednesday’s ad is again for Schlitz, from 1958 (though parts of it are from previous years). Actually, it’s an advertising piece — a pamphlet or brochure — from their wonderful ad campaign, one of my all-time favorites, Schlitzerland. This piece, entitled “Schlitzerland, U.S.A.,...

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07/30/2014 11:36 PM
Castle Danger Taproom Grand Opening August 15
In a time when it seems like breweries are opening left and right, let us not forget that existing breweries are expanding at a great clip. A year ago, we told you about Castle Danger’s plans to step away from their tiny brewery located on the family resort property to […]

07/30/2014 08:49 PM
Belgian Witbier Yeast

Ever gone to the brew shop with a firm plan in place; then all the ‘other’ stuff in stock distracts you into dreaming of other brews? I know its happened to me plenty of times. Well this time the brewers daydream effect got to John while shopping online for his next Belgian witbier. John wanted […]

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07/30/2014 08:06 PM
10 Barrel Brewing Co. Voluntary Swill Recall

Bend, OR – 10 Barrel Brewing Company is conduction a voluntary recall of Swill in 12 and 22 ounce bottles. It has come to our att…

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07/30/2014 07:31 PM
A visit to Mildura Brewery
Brewing beer can provide plenty of spectacle and drama. So much so that in Mildura they have taken the workings out of their movie theatre and installed a brewery.

07/30/2014 07:00 PM
Blue Moon Brewing Company introduces Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale
This August, Blue Moon Brewing Company is introducing Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale.

07/30/2014 06:08 PM
Bootlegger’s Brewery Releases Soco IPA In Bottles

(Fullerton,CA) – Bootlegger’s Brewery has quite the reputation for making some of the most unique, fresh hoppy ales in Or…

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07/30/2014 06:05 PM
Beer Birthday: Dr. Bill
Today is also the 52nd birthday of William Sysak, better known to the beer community as Dr. Bill. Dr. Bill’s massive tastings are the stuff of legends, and he’s now transported them — albeit on a smaller scale — to working at Stone Brewing’s World Bistro & Gardens. He has...

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07/30/2014 05:54 PM
Competitions galore at ANHC Four
There's only 3 months to go until ANHC Four, have you booked your tickets yet? You can now view the conference program and find out about the latest competitions...

07/30/2014 05:53 PM
10 Barrel Brewing Co. Voluntary Swill Recall
10 Barrel Brewing Company is conducting a voluntary recall of Swill in 12 and 22 ounce bottles. It has come to our attention that some of this product may be experiencing secondary fermentation in the bottle, causing over carbonation. This consistency issue does not meet 10 Barrel Brewing’s quality standards and, as a precaution, we […]

07/30/2014 05:38 PM
Colorado Beer News 073014
Colorado Beer NewsToday is Father In-Law Day. Do something nice for your better half's old man today. Consider taking him out for a beer and letting him know how much you appreciate everything he did for your spouse over the years. Who knows, he may just repay the favor someday with a beer for you. Worst case scenario, if you and the in-laws just don't get along you can always celebrate National Cheesecake Day! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, July 30th, 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 (Littleton) - The brewery is adding Wednesdays to their taproom hours, and will now be open Wednesday through Sunday starting at 1pm. This Thursday, July 31st, they are releasing the Belgian Brune at 3pm. It's a traditional abbey style brown, although they'd love to call it a Trappist beer, they unfortunately cannot due to the lack of monks living at the brewery. This Friday at 3pm they are releasing their annual summer seasonal: the Colorado Wildflower Honey Saison. It is a true farmhouse style ale that is nicely balanced with the addition of Colorado honey. Keep it local! [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood) - This brew arrived early, just for you! They've officially tapped their returning favorite "Kissing Cousins Chocolate Banana Hefeweizen". They managed to capture the dark chocolate notes without changing the color. Stop in at CAUTION: West tonight and enjoy a glass for $4 during their Karaoke night from 7-10pm. And as always #partywithcaution [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd #60, Lakewood, CO]

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

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Tonight is $2 Craft Can Night from 5pm to close. Plus, they have several new beers on tap today including: Pliny the Elder from Russian River, Double Dry Hopped Vieille from Crooked Stave, Raspberry Provincial from Funkwerks Sucre from The Bruery, and Woodside Tripel from Perennial. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - Don't forget they will be tapping their Rum Barrel Quandary at 3pm today for Wayward Wednesday. They'll also have Matt's snack Shack on site serving up some hot and spicy wings. Stay dry in the taproom. [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Attention Ladies - tonight starts Lady Wednesday where you'll get $2 off pints all day. Also stay for some live music from megan Burtt starting at 6pm. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Tomorrow, Station 26 plans to tap a special firkin of a Cream Ale infused with blueberries, vanilla and cinnamon. Get some! [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Strange Craft Beer Co (Denver) - It's officially Humpday AND One Barrel Wednesday! Today they are tapping their Passionfruit Pale. A classic style American Pale Ale that has mild notes of Passion Fruit on the nose and in the tasting. Stats: 5.25% ABV and 33 IBUs. Light and delicious! [1330 Zuni St, Suite M, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - Angel Wheat is back on tap in the taproom and they just added a new Cherry Wheat as well. It’s a great beer for hot days! Next week they’ll be re-releasing the first in their Original Series, Wuerzburger Helles Bock. Read all about it in this week’s Daily Camera Friday Magazine. Every fermenter is full now almost all the time. They currently have Butch, Wuerzburger, Summertime, Naughty Marilyn, Tic Wit, Doc’s and And Bob’s Your Uncle in the fermenters and several beers aging in barrels. In the coming weeks, they’ll have several new treats for you and the return of some old ones. [657 S Taylor Ave, Louisville, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - [PRESS RELEASE] Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Craft Brewery, will release their small batch, limited-edition seasonal beer called Dragonhosen Imperial Oktoberfest the week of August 4th. This is its second year in their seasonal lineup. Brewed with generous amounts of Vienna and Munich malts for a rich, full-bodied malty flavor, Dragonhosen begins as a traditional Oktoberfest lager, then stealthily breathes fire with 9% alcohol by volume. Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops add balance with a mild earthy aroma and flavor with moderate bitterness. “We received such positive customer feedback on Dragonhosen last year,” said Tess McFadden, Marketing Director at Boulder Beer. “The only downside was that it wasn’t ready early enough, so we’re releasing Dragonhosen a month earlier this year to make sure it ships to out of state markets in plenty of time for the full Oktoberfest season.” Dragonhosen Imperial Oktoberfest will be available in most markets where Boulder Beer is sold in 22-ounce bottles and draught. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder) - Get out of the rain and into something hoppy in their Flatiron Park taproom. They've tapped their new Black IPA today. This brew was dry-hopped with Simcoe hops and weighs in at a mighty 8.2% ABV. Woot! [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - Today their Gruit is back on tap. This brew was made with yarrow, lemon balm, rose petals, honey, but no hops! Give one a try! [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 113, Nederland, CO]

J Wells Brewery (Boulder) - Rain got you down? Stop in for a Lights Out Russian Imperial Stout. This one weighs in at 9.5% ABV and is rich, malty and great for a relatively cool day like today. [2516 49th St, Suite 5, Boulder, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - Sadly, their Bishop's Hammer Imperial IPA is now gone, but luckily they have a replacement! Today they will unveil the "Cougar In The Rye", a 7.5% rye ale dry-hopped with Chinook hops! Tapping happens around 4pm! [6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Are you going to Sesh Fest this weekend? If so, Black Bottle Brewery will be pouring two new beers for that event. Be sure to stop by the Black Bottle booth and ask for a "Doby" or a "Built to Spill". Both highly sessionable! [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Join in tonight for their first themed trivia party - it's a HAWAIIAN LUAU starting at 7pm. Sure it's a little damp outside but it's that way in Hawaii A LOT! Come in your brightest, most colorful, outrageous and authentic tropical garb and your team will get an extra point added to your final score. Plus you'll receive a bag of Luau must-haves and you could win a prize in our "Tropical Outfit" contest! Their Trivia Luau will be complete with tropical music and all five rounds relating to the theme. [4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - For August, Grimm Bros has chosen "Dry Hopping" as their theme for their firkin releases. This Friday, August 1st, Grimm Brothers will tap a dry-hopped Odds & Ends Columbus with Columbus hops. Hop heads gonna love August. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - There's a new beer on tap today - Ghost Town, a cask oatmeal stout. Described as: "a rich, complex stout with deep roasted malt notes including coffee and chocolate that are nicely balanced with hops. Oats add silky smooth drinkability". Stats: 5.9% ABV and 46 IBUs. [2 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Their Opening Day has been officially announced as Saturday, August 16th! This will be the 2nd brewery to open south of the downtown area in about a month. This brewery plans to offer a selection of cask ales, up to 4 at a time, plus 9 other beers and some experimental beers. Plan to visit when they open. [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Trinity has a big lineup of beers coming out in August. On 8/1 - Passion Swing (bottle release), 8/2 - 1st Saturday Firkin @ 11am, 8/8 - Easy Swing (bottle release), 8/15 - Swing Se Pliser (bottle release), 8/22 - Red Swingline (bottle release), and 8/24 - 6th Anniversary Beer Dinner @ 8pm (dinner is now SOLD OUT). [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Spice up your week at the Bristol Brewing with the release of their RyePA (aka #BrewhouseRye) tomorrow, July 31st at 5:30pm. If you use hashtag #BrewhouseRye during the event, you'll be entered into a drawing for a RyePA swag bag. [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Fat Abbey Brewing Co (Delta) - There has been a major setback in bringing this new brewery to reality. Fat Abbey just lost the least to the building they had hoped to open in within days of signing the lease. While they restart their search for a building, they plan to bring their root beer (non-alcoholic) to market sometime in August. They have a backup plan that might allow them to open their brewery by the end of the year or just into the new year.
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07/30/2014 05:18 PM
FCB Releases Fall Seasonal, Oktoberfest

Fort Collins, Colo. — The Fort Collins Brewery is excited to announce the release of its brand new fall seasonal, Oktoberfest on Friday. FCB’s Oktoberfest was brewed as a tribute to one of the most cherished recipes using old world German techniques and ingredients. A single decoction mash unleashes the complexity and depth of the […]

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07/30/2014 04:39 PM
Another Indiegogo Project
Beer Geeks isn't the only organization trying to raise some money on Indiegogo. Scott Metzger, founder of Freetail Brewing, and one of the funniest brewery owners around, is raising money for a delivery Lambo.

I shit you not.

Kickstarter rejected the fundraiser three times. Metzger turned to Indiegogo and they accepted it!

The rewards are fairly simple. High fives mostly.

But the higher the donation, the more time you can spend in the car. For $10,000, you can get the Ultimate Hero package:

1) You get to pick the license plate for the Lambo (subject to availability in the state of Texas) 2) You get to take a road trip with me [Metzger] from San Antonio to New York City where we will take a picture together in front of the HQ of a different crowdfunding website, flipping them the bird. I'll likely let you drive a good deal of the way (insurance requirements apply)
This probably won't sit well with Will Gordon...

07/30/2014 04:21 PM
The Grand Canyon Brewing Company Set to Launch Highly Anticipated Fall Seasonal – Pumpkin Springs Porter, August 4, 2014

Fall just can’t get here fast enough for the Grand Canyon Brewing Company or fans of their highly anticipated seasonal brew – Pumpkin Springs Porter.  Brewed with the essense of pumpkin pie, this fan favorite porter captures all of the delicious and spicy flavors of fall. Thirsty craft beer lovers won’t have to wait long, […]

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07/30/2014 03:45 PM
Tiptoe Through the Hop Fields with Schooner EXACT Brewing

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. It’s almost time for one of the most glorious events of the year: hop harvest. And you are invited to witness it firsthand with Schooner EXACT Brewing. Right now, there is a quiet solitude about the hop fields. Rows and rows of towering hop bines insulate Darren...

07/30/2014 12:33 PM
2014 St. Louis Craft Beer Week – Wednesday Events
St. Louis Craft Beer Week is a lot like a marathon.  You need to stay hydrated, you need to keep up your energy, and you need to keep your eye on the prize.  We’re half way through now, don’t give up! As you know, we have over 100 events taking place this year making this the biggest [...]

07/30/2014 12:01 PM
Book recommendation: American Sour Beers
As the interest in homebrewing has bloomed Internet discussion boards have turned into a (at least sometimes) valuable tool. That’s certainly true in Brazil. However, regulars in these groups can get bored answering the same newbie questions time after time. As a result some of them have taking to replying to questions asked the eighth, […]

07/30/2014 11:45 AM
Beer Birthday: Tom Peters
My good friend Tom Peters, one of the owners of Monk’s Cafe and Belgian Beer Emporium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, turns 60 today. His enthusiasm for and promotion of Belgian beer has few equals. And he throws perhaps the best late night parties of anyone I’ve ever known. Join me in...

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07/30/2014 11:39 AM
Burdick Brewery: Bad News & Good News

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. The bad news from Burdick Brewery is that it is closing its doors. The good news, it is upgrading to a 7-barrel brewhouse and installing some 15-barrel fermenters so it can finally produce enough beer to meet demand and grow. Until now, the brewery struggled to keep...

07/30/2014 09:38 AM
Book Review “Brew Britannia: The Strange Rebirth of British Beer”

I’m not what one would call a voracious reader. I used to be — not any more. Well, that is unless I really get excited about a subject and, frankly, how can I not become more than a little enthusiastic about a book on beer, especially on a topic with which I’m not all too […]

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07/30/2014 09:30 AM
Celebrate Mead Day on Saturday August 2nd
August 2, 2014 – Get in on the Mead Day buzz! Organized by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 2002, Mead Day was created to increase mead awareness and foster camaraderie among meadmakers. Homebrewers and meadmakers around the world are encouraged to invite friends and family to celebrate Mead Day by making a delicious batch […]

07/30/2014 08:00 AM
Bid Farewell To Oregon Craft Beer Month at Saraveza with Worthy Brewing and Hopworks
To assist in bidding farewell to another Oregon Craft Beer Month the fine folks at Saraveza will be celebrating with Worthy Brewing and Hopworks Urban Brewery on Thursday, July 31st from 6:00 to 9:00pm. What a great month it has been! Join the party with Worthy & Hopworks Breweries as Saraveza bids a fond farewell […]

07/30/2014 07:11 AM
Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting Brewery and Beer List Released
SEATTLE – The brewery and beer list for the inaugural Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting on Aug. 16 has been released. The Pints for Prostates benefit event featuring a collection of more than two dozen artisan beers and food will be held in two sessions at the Pike Brewing Beer Garden on a roof top with a magnificent view of Puget Sound.
 
Presented by DRAFT Magazine  and sponsored by Dendreon, the Seattle-based biotechnology company that targets cancer, the event featuressome of America’s leading craft brewers along with selected classic imported brews will be poured at the outdoor event accompanied by food prepared by the chefs at the Pike Pub and Brewery. The two sessions on Aug. 16, 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., will each be limited to 140 guests.
 
Fourteen brewers and importers will be pouring a unique collection of beers at the event. The brewery and beer list includes:
 
  • AleSmith Brewing of San Diego, Calif., 2013 Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout and AleSmith Anvil ESB;
  • Big Sky Brewing of Missoula, Mont., Barrel-Aged Power Wagon Wheat Wine and Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout;
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery of Milton, Del., 90 Minute IPA and 2012 Red & White;
  • Double Mountain Brewery, Hood River, Ore., LuLu Saison, Sacre Bleu Belgian Dubbel and Double Mountain IRA;
  • Elysian Brewing, Seattle, Wash., Night Owl Pumpkin Ale and Space Dust IPA;
  • Global Beer Network, Middleton, Mass., Gulden Draak and St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition Kriek;
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales of Ann Arbor, Mich., Luciemaga and Parcela;
  • Laughing Dog Brewing of Ponderay, Idaho, Summer Peach Sour and Trippel Squared;
  • Merchant Du Vin of Seattle, Wash., Samuel Smith’s Organic Apricot Ale, Lindemans Cuvee Rene Gueuze Lambic and Brasserie du Bocq Saison 1858;
  • Pike Brewery of Seattle, Wash., Pike Entire Wood Aged Stout and Pike Double Hopulus IPA;
  • Rogue Ales of Newport, Ore., Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA and Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch;
  • Schooner Exact Brewing of Seattle, Wash., Dark Raspberry Sour Ale and 2014 Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter;
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing of Chico, Calif., Rain Check Spiced Stout and Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale;
  • Unibroue of Chambly, Quebec, La Fin du Monde and Blanche de Chambly.
“The Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting celebrates beer craftsmanship and helps raise funds for the Pints for Prostates campaign,” said Rick Lyke, a beer journalist who founded Pints for Prostates following successful prostate cancer surgery in 2008. “We are bringing together some great beer and food in a unique setting to reach men with a critical message about the importance of prostate cancer screenings and paying attention to their health.”

Tickets for the event are $65 with a $5 service fee online via ETIX. Tickets include unlimited beer samples, a commemorative tasting glass and food samples in an unforgettable setting overlooking Puget Sound.  The event is being held at the Pike Brewery Beer Garden, on the roof of 84 Union St. (at the Post Alley) in Seattle adjacent to the historic Pike Place Market. Funds raised by Pints for Prostates help to support the group’s awareness mission, as well as funding free men’s health screenings provided by the Prostate Conditions Education Council and support groups organized by the Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network.


About Pints for Prostates

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




07/30/2014 06:34 AM
Coaster Critique: Sierra Nevada – Allagash Brewing Myron’s Walk
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company released a limited edition Beer Camp 12 pack this year, it contained 12 different beers brewed in collaboration with breweries from across the country. One of the collaborations included was brewed with Maine’s own Allagash Brewing Company. Name: Myron’s Walk Brewed by: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in collaboration with Allagash Brewing […]

07/30/2014 03:44 AM
Summer in the mountains
From the official brewery of the American outdoors comes Mama's Little Yella Pils, a 5.3% ABV pilsner lager. Yella is right: a brilliant glaring gold, shot through with just a slight haze and topped by a stiff white foam.

I'm sure a brewery of integrity like Oskar Blues brews this from an all-malt recipe, but there's a certain corny quality to the taste; a sweetness I normally associate with the cheaper 'n' nastier sort of lagers. The aroma is dry, grainy and not entirely pleasant. So where's all the Saaz at? There's a tiny bitter bite -- no more than  a nibble -- in the finish, but none of the lovely grass notes you get in good pilsner. At this point I looked at the bottom of the can and noticed that this was packaged nearly seven months before I opened it. Perhaps that explains some of the problem, though I'm positive that the likes of Pilsner Urquell is more robust than this, distance travelled notwithstanding.

A bit of a disappointment then. It's even a little too fizzy to be properly refreshing. If I were hiking up the Rockies (don't laugh; it could happen) I'd be packing Dale's Pale Ale instead of this.

And staying in Colorado but flipping to the other end of the calendar, I recently acquired this unseasonal can of Euphoria, the winter pale ale from Ska Brewing. It pours the brown-amber of a twiggy English bitter, and it's fairly malt-forward, a warming 6.2% ABV with smooth chocolate flavours infused with oily mandarin and a classy touch of rosewater. While it's far from fresh at this time of year, there's still a lovely sharp citrus aroma, though that's where the big hop action starts and ends. Still, good in any weather, and very much preferable to the elderly pils above.

07/30/2014 03:26 AM
Supped it Like Bloody Wolves

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

We’ve found more evidence in our efforts to understand the extent to which British people were discerning in their choice of beer before the Campaign for Real Ale came along in the 1970s. Brian Jackson’s Working Class Community was first published in 1968 and reprinted by Pelican in 1972. It belongs to the ‘working class people as aliens’ genre […]

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07/30/2014 03:05 AM
Hoare Porter quality 1922 - 1923
You may have noticed that I'm rattling through the Porter much more quickly than the Pale Ales. Not sure why. It certainly isn't because of the high quality of the beers.

Because, to be honest, most of the Porter samples were crap. Of the whole set, only one got the maximun score of three.

If you can remember back as far as the earlier posts in this series, Hoare gambled on expansion in the 1920's. A gamble which failed when they were saddled with too much debt. It ultimately led to their takeover by Charrington in 1933, bringing to an end several hundred years of brewing on the site.

This is the bit where I look at how their other beeers performed. Starting with Mild Ale, which cam eighth of seventeen, averaging 0.30. Middling, is all I can say. Their Burton Ale only came 10th of fourteen, but because the standard of Burton Ales was high, it still averaged 0.67. Their Pale Ale came joint eleventh of fifteen with an average score of zero. Overall, not that great.

Let's see how their Porter did:

Hoare Porter quality 1922 - 1923
Year Beer FG OG ABV App. Atten-uation Flavour score Price
1922 Porter 1010.8 1033.8 2.98 68.05% poor -1 6d
1922 Porter 1011 1037.3 3.41 70.51% poor going off -2 6d
1922 Porter 1010.5 1035 3.17 70.00% quite sour -2 6d
1922 Porter 1009.7 1033.7 3.11 71.22% v sour -3 6d
1923 Porter 1011.6 1032.6 2.71 64.42% fair 1 6d
1923 Porter 1008.4 1031.9 3.05 73.67% going off -2 6d
1923 Porter 1011.7 1033.2 2.78 64.76% moderate 1 6d
1923 Porter 1009.8 1034.5 3.20 71.59% sour -3 6d
1923 Porter 1010.2 1034.2 3.11 70.18% thin - unpleasant -3 6d
Average  1010.4 1034.0 3.06 69.38%
-1.56
Source:
Whitbread Gravity book held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number LMA/4453/D/02/001

That's very disappointing for a brewery that had been one of the big boys in the early days of London Porter. Once again, there are lots of really poor examples. By the number of "sour" or "going off" comments it sounds like the beer had been sitting around too long in the pub cellar. Less than a quarter of the samples - just two - got positive scores. The ovcerall average is a very poor -1.56.

Stay away from the Porter in a Hoare's pub, is my advice for the time traveller.

07/30/2014 02:13 AM
4 Pines Imperial India Brown Ale
During winter when the American Hinterland goes quiet, nothing warms the cockles quite so much as a 4 Pines Imperial India Brown Ale.

07/30/2014 01:29 AM
Beer In Ads #1266: Schlitzsong
Tuesday’s ad is again for Schlitz, from 1958 (though parts of it are from previous years). Actually, it’s an advertising piece — a pamphlet or brochure — from their wonderful ad campaign, one of my all-time favorites, Schlitzerland. This piece, entitled “Schlitzerland, U.S.A., or...

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07/29/2014 11:26 PM
Darkness 2014 Artwork from Erica Williams
Here’s this year’s artwork for the beer that makes collector nerds sweat and eBay fiend salivate… we’re talking about this year’s artwork for Surly Darkness. This year Erica Williams takes the reigns with a harpy keeping watch over Surly Brewing Co.’s coveted Russian Imperial Stout, Darkness. (non-cropped version here) What […]

07/29/2014 07:16 PM
ALERT: Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably Made In A Factory Distillery in Indiana
The artisan whiskey industry has a big secret—many of the ‘small-batch’ distillers are actually buying their product from a large factory in Indiana. Read the promotional materials for the Rancho de Los Luceros Destilaría and you form an image of a supremely artisanal effort. The distillery creates “small batch heirloom spirits handcrafted in New Mexico.” […]

07/29/2014 05:54 PM
Colorado Beer News 072914
Colorado Beer NewsToday is the 60th Anniversary of the initial release of The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings". The popular tail of how a small group of Hobbits helped to save the land of Middle Earth. This story is still quite popular today with the upcoming release of the 6th movie in the series of stories from Middle Earth. So today, drink a pint in honor of J.R.R. Tolkien, watch one of the movies and enjoy! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, July 29th, 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

Rock Bottom Brewery (Denver) - August brings two new beer tappings. On Wednesday, August 6th at 6pm, stop in for a taste of their "Liquid Sun" Saison. And then on Wednesday, August 20th at 6pm they'll tap "Denver Steam", a California-style Common. Get a complimentary glass of each one for the first half hour up until 6:30pm each day. [1001 16th St, Unit A-100, Denver, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - July's Cask Month concludes tomorrow, Wednesday July 30th, with a cask tapping of a "Vanilla Bean Mexican Chocolate Stout". With a limited quantity, this brew won't last the night. Stop in for a glass. Also, part four of their barrel aged series "Sobremesa" is scheduled to be released in wax dipped bottles next Friday, August 8th. It's a lime agave pale ale aged in tequila barrels and is a sessionable 4.8% ABV. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

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

Barrels & Bottles Brewery (Golden) - Pucker up this Sunday Sour Lovers! on August 3r Barrels & Bottles is hosting "The Sour Incident" and will be pouring a wide variety of sour ales from the US and even Europe. Sour beers from 10 different breweries will be pouring including: Brouwerij Liefmans, Brouwerij Bockor, Uinta Brewing, Odell Brewing, Russian River, Crooked Stave, Trinity Brewing, Prairie Artisan Ales, The Bruery and one of their own sour ales. This event runs from 2pm to 8pm or until the beer runs out. No admission fee, just order and pay for what you like. [600 12th St, Golden, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - It's $2 Tuesday at Dad & Dudes! Get $2 pints and $2 slices of pizza. Choose from their Dank IPA, Peachy Keen Berliner Weisse, Toffee Porter, Ryot Amber Rye Ale, Oli's Brown Ale, Liquid Resume Pale Ale, Xylophilia Series - Oaked IPA (10oz), or a Nitro Model Citizen Golden Ale. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Suite D, Aurora, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - Bring in your Elk Mountain logo growlers today for a discounted fill (every Tuesday). Also, don't miss the special beer tappings on Friday, August 1st during the first day of their Anniversary Party. They will be tapping the Red Head RIPA at 12pm noon and the Whiskey barrel Brown at 5pm. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - A specialty keg of "Raspberry Origins", a burgundy sour ale aged in oak barrels will start pouring at 6pm tonight. Brave the rain and get your sour on! [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - For tomorrow's Wayward Wednesday tapping, they'll dig into the cellar and pull out a single keg of "Rum Barrel Quandary"! In the meantime, those brave enough to beat the rain can enjoy both Barrel Reserve 2014 and Grand Unified Theory on tap! [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

West Flanders Brewing Co (Boulder) - Tapping today! Stop in and join Brewmaster Brian has he taps their "Tres Rubias", a tequila barrel-aged tripel. There's just one keg of this 8.0% ABV brew, so better get a glass early. [1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - On your next brewery visit, stop by the Greenhouse and check out the big sale. They've even got some 1 gallon hop plants 20% off. Tomorrow, High Hops will tap a new firkin of a Dry-Hopped Lager at 5pm. This is a sessionable India Pale Lager (IPL) and is dosed with an extra helping of citrusy, Cascade hops, but it light enough for the "non-hoppy" beer drinkers. As always, live music this Thursday, Friday and Saturday with food trucks Wednesday through Sunday. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] On Friday (August 1st), The Fort Collins Brewery is excited to release its brand new fall seasonal, Oktoberfest. FCB’s Oktoberfest was brewed as a tribute to one of the most cherished recipes using old world German techniques and ingredients. A single decoction mash unleashes the complexity and depth of the Vienna, Munich and Caramel malts that create this beer’s distinct aroma and flavor. German noble hops balance this rich and malty lager with a delicate herbal and spicy bouquet of aromas. Prost! Stats: ABV 5.4%, IBU 24, SRM 7. “Our Oktoberfest is a true to style brew using 100 percent German malts and hops,” said FCB’s Lead Brewer, Adam Glaser. “We have a history of making classic German lagers, and with the commissioning of our new brew haus this past year, creating an Oktoberfest was quite enticing.” Oktoberfest will be available to FCB’s 22-state distribution through the fall season in 6-packs and on draft, along with the Brewer’s Lunch Box, a variety 12-pack. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Today their "Roll Down the Windows Dad" Smoke Lager is back on tap. Also, it's guest brewery night. John Kure from Left Hand Brewing Company will be in the Black Bottle tap room tonight. He'll be bringing some sweet swag and promos starting at 5pm. To qualify, just order their Sawtooth Ale. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - It's another Double Stamp Tuesday. Bring in your bottle card (or sign up for a new one) and when you buy a bottle of any Funkwerks beer you'll get two stamps on your card. 6 stamps = a free bottle! And FYI - they have the last bottles of Raspberry Provincial available for the season. Get them while they last. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Who ants $3 pints? Be there from 5pm to 8pm today and you'll be HAPPY you did. Come on get Happy... And don't forget, this Thursday at 6pm come get your Celtic rock on with The Stubby Shillelaghs. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co (Berthoud) - This Friday brings another tasty firkin tapping. This week they're tapping a Blueberry Wheat. Start off the weekend with something Blue! [450 8th St, Suite B, Berthoud, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - It's T-Shirt Tuesday. If you stop in and buy a T-shirt you get a FREE pint! [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - There new glasses are in! They now have new 10.5oz "Poko Grande" glasses in from Libbey which they are now using for cask and bottle pours in their Tasting Room/Cellar. Stop in and test drive any of the 14 beers on their chalkboard in this curvy new model. Swirl, sniff, sip, savor, salivate, repeat. [106 E Village Terrace, Suite 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Mountains and West

Breckenridge Brew Pub (Breckenridge) - Today, their "Alpenglow Beery Lager" is back on tap. It's a sweet and juicy summer brew. Also, head up to Summit County next Monday for "Drinking with the Brewer" at Breckenridge Brew Pub. First Mondays the August edition is coming up next week. Join in Monday August 4th 4-6pm to sample some tasty brews and have some fun. [600 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO}

Steamworks Brewing CO (Durango) - Remember the classic Manhattan cocktail? Now you can have your craft beer with a Manhattan twist as Firkin Fridays continues at Steamworks Brewing Co. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The “Firkin in the Rye” firkin cask will be tapped at 3pm. “We have just tapped the ‘Wanna Git Rye’ craft beer at the brewpub, and wanted to feature that beer, so we took the opportunity to use it as the base for the ‘Firkin in the Rye’ firkin,” said Steamworks Brewer and Certified Cicerone® Spencer Roper, describing the Wanna Git Rye as a light brown ale that uses rye malt in the mash. “We've found the rye lends a nice dry finish to the beer. It is also a fairly hoppy beer with generous hop additions for both flavor and aroma.” “For the firkin, the beer was re-fermented with oak spirals soaked in Bullet rye whiskey and sweet cherry puree,” said Steamworks Brew Master and Certified Cicerone® Ken Martin. “This creates the tweak on the classic Manhattan, with the hops representing the bitters.” [801 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO]

Broken Compass Brewing (Breckenridge) - All you bike-riding, mountain-hiking beer lovers rejoice: their crisp, refreshing Helles is back on tap to quench all of your post exercise thirsts! And for you dark beer lovers of the world, their Coconut Porter will be back on later tonight. [68 Continental Ct, Unit B12, Breckenridge, CO]

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - Now on tap: Black Weiss. This is an imperial black wheat with honey and vanilla accents to a chocolate-covered graham cracker malt backbone. It was fermented on their special south German yeast for a touch of spicy cloves and banana, and then aged on fresh crushed cherries and black cherry wood chips. Yum! [100 Little Dam Rd, Dillon, CO]
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07/29/2014 03:33 PM
Record Number of Texas Breweries at 2014 GABF
The brewery registration process was tweaked a little for this year's Great American Beer Festival to try and avoid the "race to register" process that initially locked some breweries out of attendance last year (most were eventually accommodated). Instead, of the first come, first served process, all breweries wanting to enter beer for judging were able to register and indicate if they also wanted a booth on the convention floor. After the registration period closed, the total number of competition beers each brewery was allowed to enter was determined by dividing the number of competition entries that can be judged by the number of breweries that applied. And if demand for booth space exceeded supply, booth selection would be determined by lottery for each region. 

These changes should have made sure that all breweries who wanted to enter beers in the competition were able to enter, but there may be booths from a few of your favourite breweries missing if the number of requests exceeded the maximum and they didn't win the lottery. But, these are the issues that have to be dealt with then there are now over 3,000 operating craft breweries (and almost 2,000 more in planning stages) in the country.

Perhaps due in some part to the changes in the registration process, Texas has it's largest showing of craft breweries again this year:

(512) Brewing Company Austin
903 Brewers Sherman
Adelbert's Brewery Austin
Armadillo Ale Works Denton
Austin Beerworks Austin
Big Bend Brewing Co. Alpine
Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery Austin
Branchline Brewing Co.  San Antonio
Brazos Valley Brewing Company Brenham
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. Houston
Circle Brewing Co. Austin
Community Beer Co. Dallas
Cornel's Brewing Company Beaumont
Deep Ellum Brewing Company Dallas
Flix Brewhouse Round Rock
Four Corners Brewing Co Dallas
Hops & Grain Brewing Austin
Independence Brewing Co.  Austin
Kamala Brewing at the Whip In Austin
Karbach Brewing Co Houston
Lakewood Brewing Company Garland
Live Oak Brewing Company Austin
Martin House Brewing Company Fort Worth
Middleton Brewing Driftwood
No Label Brewing Co Katy
North by Northwest Austin
Oasis, Texas Brewing Company Austin
Pappy Slokum Brewing Co. Abilene
Pedernales Brewing Co. Fredericksburg
Peticolas Brewing Company Dallas
Pinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub Austin
Rahr&Sons Brewing Co. Fort Worth
Real Ale Brewing Company Blanco
Revolver Brewing Granbury
Saint Arnold Brewing Company Houston
South Austin Brewery Austin
Spoetzl Brewery Shiner
Texas Beer Refinery League City
Texian Brewing Co Richmond
The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company Austin
Twin Peaks Brewing Company  Dallas
Twisted X Brewing Company Dripping Springs
Uncle Billy's Brewery & Smokehouse Austin
Zio Carlo Magnolia Brewpub Fort Worth

Assuming this list is correct, there will be 47 Texas breweries this year, up from 36 in 2013, 30 in 2012 and 22 in 2011.  As a recap, the following Texas breweries won medals in the 2013 GABF competition:

Medal Beer Name Brewery Style
Gold Black Thunder Austin Beerworks German-Style Schwarzbier
Bronze Elba Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery Herb and Spice Beer
Gold Cedar Creek Belgian Style Dubbel Cedar Creek Brewery Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
Gold Public Ale Community Beer Co. Extra Special Bitter
Bronze Atrial Rubicite Jester King Brewery Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale
Gold Bitterama Namaste Brewing at the Whip In Herb and Spice Beer
Bronze Blind Jake Pinthouse Pizza Brown Porter
Silver Brewers Cut Altbier Real Ale Brewing Co. German-Style Altbier
Bronze Saint Arnold Weedwacker Saint Arnold Brewing Co. German-Style Wheat Ale
Silver Saint Arnold Summer Pils Saint Arnold Brewing Co. Munich-Style Helles

Good luck to all breweries who have beer entered in the competition this year and I look forward to sampling your beers on the convention floor.
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07/29/2014 02:54 PM
Vocal Minority Threatens to Shut Down Kirkland Brewery

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. A new brewery is trying to open in Kirkland, Washington. Jumping through the usual regulatory hoops is challenging enough, but Chainline Brewing finds itself facing an even more formidable obstacle: a very loud, very small group of citizens determined to stop the brewery dead in its tracks....

07/29/2014 01:10 PM
The only sign i could find either they forgot to take this one down or it’s the only one that made it through Sandy #donteattheglowingcrabs
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07/29/2014 12:17 PM
2014 St. Louis Craft Beer Week – Tuesday Events
Another day of St. Louis Craft Beer Week is upon us.  Hope everyone is having a fantastic time. As you know, we have over 100 events taking place this year making this the biggest STLCBW so far. We’ve had an awesome start, but the week is still a long way from being over.  There are still a [...]

07/29/2014 12:06 PM
Now More than 3,000 Breweries in USA. Is Continued Growth Sustainable?

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Data released yesterday by the Brewers Association shows that the USA now supports 3,040 breweries, 99 percent of which are craft breweries. That is, small and independent breweries that meet the Brewers Association definition of craft brewery. Another 1,900 breweries are currently in planning. The craft beer industry...

07/29/2014 11:54 AM
Saaremaa Island Ale

An Estonian style beer journey.

Saaremaa Island Ale



07/29/2014 11:08 AM
Brew: New beers for Siouxland
New last week at Miller Liquor in North Sioux City, SD is:

07/29/2014 10:36 AM
Brewer's Alley: A Return Visit
We were up in the Frederick, MD area on Sunday to drop off our son and three of his friends at a camp they are attending this week. After three hours on the car with four active teenage boys I was ready for a beer. Last year when we made this same trip, we visited Brewer's Alley and we decided to repeat this year. Since we had more time to spend this visit, we were able to try a few more beers. Colleen ordered a pint of the Hefeweizen, while I opted for a sampler tray of six beers. The hardest part was deciding which six!



I was pleased that the beers, both the cask and "standard" servings, were served up at a nice temperature. Carbonation was low across the board as well, which made for proper tasting. First up was the Kölsch. The flavor was mild, with a grainy aspect, and little bitterness. The next beer was the India Pale Ale, served from cask. It was well balanced, with a sweet caramel base with bitter and piney hops. I enjoyed this English IPA very much, and for a moment, regretted not having a full glass to drink.

Next up, the Oatmeal Stout. This one has a nice roasted grain flavor with a lingering sweetness at the end. A smooth mouthfeel capped it off. 1634 Ale is a Rye Ale, and was next up in the rotation. Described as a "celebration ale" by the brewery, the beer had a sweet molasses base, with mild spices in the background.

New Moon Ale was another cask selection. This was a very flavorful American Strong Ale. The rich caramel sweetness at the start, was followed fruity and pine hops. There's a hint of alcohol at the end, but it didn't overwhelm the other flavors. I really could have enjoyed more of this one too.

Our final selection was Bad Old Man Gose. This beer was released to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Ransom of Frederick. The beer started off with a fruit tartness that gave way to a distinct saltiness. It was an interesting beer, that we both enjoyed, but found hard to describe.

Along with the beers, of course there was food. Colleen ordered the plate of Fish Tacos. They looked quite tasty, and the accompanying Roasted Jalapeño Salsa made a zesty dip for my fries as well. Since we were in Maryland, I went with the Roasted Jumbo Lump Crabcake Sandwich. The thick patty of lumpy crab meat, seasoned with OLD BAY® naturally, could barely hold itself together - there was little in the way of filler! Quite tasty indeed.



We lingered for a while to let the dinner and beer settle, before setting off on the three hour drive ahead of us. The drive home was pleasant, and with just the two of us in the car, the conversation was very enjoyable.


[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]


07/29/2014 07:24 AM
Hardywood Park Bourbon Cru

Richmond’s Hardywood Park has been cranking out great beer the past couple of years. Whether it be the tasty, year-round Singel or this monstrous barrel aged Belgian-style quadrupel, the company has become one of the premiere breweries in Virginia. As stated Bourbon Cru is a big beer. Weighing in at a hefty 12% ABV, this […]

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07/29/2014 06:00 AM
Hop Varieties

Are you curious about the different hop varieties and their characteristics, then take a look at this infographic. Cardinal Pine Farm has planted it’s first year hops with a variety of Cascade, Centennial, Columbus and Nugget.

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07/29/2014 04:25 AM
The Batham’s, at Last

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

On more than one occasion, we’ve been asked, “Have you tried the Batham’s?” On answering “No,” we’ve had the distinct impression that our credibility as commentators on beer has been reduced to zero.* Of course we wanted to try it anyway, having heard from various sources, on numerous occasions, that the small West Midlands family brewery produces beers which […]

The Batham’s, at Last



07/29/2014 04:00 AM
Hops Hill Hosts Grand Opening in Brooklyn Tomorrow

As if Brooklyn wasn’t already the hipster capital of the world, the NY residents can celebrate yet another Ale House opening in the hood. This one, however, seems to be one created for the true love and passion beer snobs will enjoy. Hops Hill will be celebrating their Grand Opening tomorrow, July 30th, 2014, at... Read more »

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07/29/2014 03:05 AM
A weekend away
"I've a real treat for you Dolores."

"What is it?"

"We're going to Venice."

"Really? Where's the money coming from?"

"It's not so much the Venice as a Venice."

"You're taking me to Birmingham, aren't you?"

"You're annoyingly well informed about Britain, you know. I blame those years in Swindon."

"Yes, you've taken me to all the most romatic spots, Ronald."

"I spoil you. Most people would kill for two years in Swindon"

"I would, too. To not have to live there."

Birmingham

Birmingham, with architecture almost as special as Frankfurt's and a train station even better hidden in a shopping centre than Utrecht Centraal*. A ringing endorsement, I know.

But for all I take the piss out of Birmingham, I have a weird affection for the city. Maybe not so weird, as that's where my Mum's side of the family came from. In the 1960's and 1970's I visited the city dozens of times seeing uncles and aunts. The Brummie accent evokes all sorts of emotions. Mostly family memories. Especially of my Mum, who sounded relentlessly Brummie more than 50 years after leaving the city.

Approach in the right way, and Birmingham has much to offer. Restaurants that represent the diverse nature of the population. Great markets. Decent shopping. And the odd pub still with M & B signage.

More about Brum to come.






* That's Lexxie's official opinion. "Which do you think is the crappier station, Birmingham New Street or Utrecht Centraal."

"You've already asked me that."

"Dad has his memory lapses, you know. He's getting old."

"New Street, Dad."

"Tell me what you think of New Street in one sentence."

"Shit. . . . Oh you asked for a sentence . . . it's a good station, if it was hiding from Nazis."

"I guess you mean that they wouldn't be able to find it."

"Whatever, Dad."



07/28/2014 09:16 PM
Lawnmower de Saison Kit Brew Day

Summer brewing has begun and although it has taken until the end of July to kick it off, the brew day went smoothly so any fear of being rusty were unfounded. To help me ease back into it, I bought a kit from Midwest Supplies. We did a review of one last year and the […]

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07/28/2014 06:46 PM
Tour de Fat Tempe Hits Valley October 4th

The New Belgium Tour de Fat Tempe is arriving October 4th, 2014. One of our favorite craft beer events of the year, this festival packs a ton of zaniness and bicycles into one beautiful autumn afternoon. You don’t want to miss it. Tour de Fat is not your average beer fest. It’s equal parts bicycle... Read more »

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07/28/2014 05:30 PM
Harvest

Announcement: Cardinal Pine Farm will conduct our first hops harvest, scheduled for Saturday, August 2, 2014, starting at 9:30 AM – 12:00 noon. Volunteers who have signed up and attend the harvest will receive a 3 oz hop sample, pizza…

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07/28/2014 05:20 PM
Shooting and Craft Beer
Visitors to these Musings, know that we frequently follow our shooting range time with the enjoyment of good beer. In fact, we encourage it, in the right order. During our recent visit to Old Ox Brewery, we saw that the Silver Eagle Group indoor range was a neighbor of the brewery. I recently learned that the brewery and the range have teamed up to bring the opportunity to others, with a "Date Night hosted by SEG & Old Ox Brewery":
Have you been looking for the perfect excuse to hire a sitter and get some quality time with your honey? We’ve partnered with our new neighbor, Old Ox Brewery, to give you an exciting date night!  The evening will start with classroom instruction before heading to the range to practice your skills.  SEG staff will be on the range to provide assistance and recommendations.  Once everyone has built up an appetite, we’ll head across the parking lot to the tasting room at Old Ox Brewery for pizza and beer. 
Each person will get to sample four different craft beers and select a pint to enjoy over pizza. Additional pints will be available for purchase. Old Ox Brewery will only be open to date night participants so you can skip the lines and receive personal attention. 
Best targets of the night will earn the winning couple SEG swag and an additional free pint!

This event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30PM on Wednesday, August 13. Sounds like a fun evening. I hope it's successful. We once tried to organize an event at Blue & Gray Brewery after a Fredericksburg USPSA match, but there wasn't enough shooter interest to make it worthwhile.

Note: I am not connected with the brewery or the range. I'm just sharing news on what I think will an interesting event. Though if anyone wants to invite me on a "date," I might be persuaded. ;-)


[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]


07/28/2014 05:11 PM
Colorado Beer News 072814
Colorado Beer NewsToday is the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War 1. On this fateful day in 1914, Austria-Hungary had declared war on Serbia over the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand by a Serbian nationalist. Soon after more and more countries got involved. it wasn't until about 5 years later on July 28, 1919 that the Treaty of Versailles was signed formally ending the war. Take some time today to toast to all those brave soldiers who fought and died defending our country in that war. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, July 28, 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

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - Have you gotten your bottles of Dry Dock's "Bligh's Barleywine Ale" yet? Bottles are now available in stores from Ft. Collins all the way down to Colorado Springs. This is their big annual beer that was aged for 7 months in whiskey barrels. Get a bottle or two before it's all gone for another year. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Great American Beer Festival (Denver) - OK here's your LAST REMINDER that tickets for the 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) go on sale THIS WEEK! For AHA/BA members, the sale starts at 10am MDT TOMORROW, July 29th. And for the General Public, tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 30th at 10am MDT at Ticketmaster.com. Members-only session tix are $65 each, other session tix are $80 each ($75 for members). Over 3,000 beers will be tapped at this HUGE annual event in the Colorado Convention Center October 2-4, 2014. Don't get left out!

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

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

Beryl's Beer Co (Denver) - Announcing new hours! Starting tonight, Beryl's Beer Company is now open Mondays from 5pm to 8pm. Plus, Happy Hour is now Wednesday through Friday from 5pm to 8pm with a drink special: get two "Afternoon Delight" Summer Session Wheat beers for just $7.00. Open Mon, Wed & Thurs 5-8pm, Fri 5-10pm, Sat 2-10pm, and Sun 12pm-5pm. Closed Tuesdays. [3120-C Blake St, Denver, CO]

Barley's Angels (Denver & Boulder) - Attention Ladies - Barley's Angels is planning two events this week. In Denver, today at Copper Kettle Brewing at 7pm come for Beer & Voodoo Doughnuts. This event will challenged your expectation of a traditional beer pairing. And in Boulder on July 30th, meet at OB Home Made Liquids & Solids in Longmont for a guided trolley tour of the OB Hops & Heifers Farm. Start off with a beer & nacho bar, board the trolley to the hop farm, and then return back to the restaurant for another brew. Visit www.barleysangelscolorado.com to sign up and for more info. Plus! On August 5th at 7pm, sign up for Cupcakes and Cold Ones on Sanitas Brewing's patio and meet the Boulder Bombers roller derby team. This summer event includes your first craft brew, a cupcake pairing by The Whisk Sisters, brewery info, and games of cornhole and bocce on the patio that won Westword's "2014 Best new Brewery Patio" award.

Blue Spruce Brewing (Centennial) - Happy Hour happens daily Monday - Friday from 3-6pm where you can get $1 off all beers and select appetizers. Also, their Apricot Blonde took 3rd place at the Arapahoe County Fair over the weekend. Come try out this tasty brew on your next visit. [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - Two great weekly events are happening at Mu Brewery. Tomorrow, July 29th at 6:30pm, stop in for Mu Trivia. Then on Thursday, July 31st, bring your poker face for Texas Hold'em at 7pm. Mu Brewery is open 7 days a week. Stop by and try out their line-up of craft beers. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Hops in the Hangar (Denver) - From pales to stouts, flights to bombers, Wings Over the Rockies will host some of Colorado's best breweries in their 1930s Air Force hangar during "Hops in the Hangar" on Saturday, August 16th from 6pm to 10pm. Sample beer, savor delicious food from Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q and enjoy the soulful sounds of a Blues Brothers tribute band while surrounded by aviation history. Tickets are available for advance purchase at WingsMuseum.org. Ages 21+ only, please. Save $5 when you get your tickets in advance online over the door price. [7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - This week at ABC: Happy Hour everyday open to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm with $1 off pints. Tuesday (7/29) Arvada Red returns. Wednesday's Humpday Helper is $3 Arvada Red all day - plus 59'er returns. Thursday Brewers Limited Reserver is "Vanilaa 59'er. Friday marks the return of Goldline IPA, plus Free Friday Flicks in the Square at dusk (The Goonies). [1500 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Joyride Brewing CO (Edgewater) - Joyride is having a cornhole tournament tonight in their new beer garden out back, and they still have open spots for 3 more teams. There'll be gift certificates for the top two teams, and the 1st place team gets an automatic entry into the state championship Aug. 3rd in Denver. The fun starts at 6pm, so get there early to register and remember to bring your A game! [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Saint Patricks' Brewing Co (Englewood) - Expansion update: The brewery will stay open in Englewood thru the middle of September. The rest of Sept. and Oct. will be used to finish up the new space at 2852 Bowles Avenue in Littleton, Colorado and install their 7-bbl brewhouse (and 16 fermenters) and brew more lager beer. They will be posting more updates soon. [4750 S Santa Fe Circle, Unit 2, Englewood, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - Jagged Mountain has a great event coming up this Sunday, August 3rd. As part of their non-profit program, Wild Wings Environmental Education will be bringing in two owls (including Sophie the Great Horned Owl, a peregrine falcon, and an American kestrel into their taproom from 3-7pm on Sunday to help inform and educate everyone about the importance of birds of prey in the ecosystem. $1 from each beer sold that day will be donated to Wild Wings. Come on out for a great time and great cause! [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Welcome back a returning beer today - Palm Tree Caribbean Lager, an island inspired sessionable Pilsner (4.7% ABV). Plus, Jeremy will be hosting Trivia tonight at 6:30pm with $20 in free beer awarded to the victors. Open at 3pm with Happy Hour til 5pm. [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Epic Brewing Co (Denver) - Today there's a firkin tapping right after work hours. Their man Cody is tapping "Santa Cruz Brown", a staff favorite made with Summit hops. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Coda Brewing Co (Aurora) - Stop in for Meet the Brewer Night with head brewer & co-founder Luke Smith. He will tap his citra dry-hopped lemongrass wit (aka a white IPA) tonight. [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) - Feel like going to Sesh Fest this weekend? Anybody 21+ who stops in to Kokopelli Beer Company and signs up for their VIP mug club OR their growler club will be entered into a drawing to win 2 tickets to this Saturday's Sesh Fest! Feelin' lucky? [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - This Sunday, August 3rd from 12pm to 5pm is their big "21st Anniversary Party Family Reunion" at the Avery Brewing. This will be the last Anniversary party at their old location (next year they'll be in their new Gunbarrel location). Tickets are $40 (plus Eventbrite fee) and include six beers, a commemorative glass, and live tunes from Paa Kow's By All Means Band & Liebermonster. Proceeds go to charity. There will be 70+ rare and vintage brews available - many from Adam Avery's cellar. Designated Driver tickets also available for $20. Tickets and more info at Eventbrite. [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - This Saturday marks the return of one of Left Hand Brewing's biggest events of the year: LEFTAPALOOZA! Featuring 8 rockin' tribute bands. Just $10 gets you music all day long from 12pm to 10pm. Enjoy the best of the rock genre from the classic early 60s rock n' roll all the way to alternative funk. This is a fundraising event to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Bands will pay tribute to The Police, The Allman Brothers, Stone Temple Pilots, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The B-52s, The Beatles, and The Eagles. Park offsite at Twin Peak Charter Academy. Plenty of food and beer will be available as well. Rain or shine. Tickets at BrownPaperTickets. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Something to look forward to... Today they are kegging up their rum barrel fermented red ale. Look for this to go on tap next Friday. Meanwhile, enjoy their Baltic Porter that was recently put on tap with a slight facelift. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Northern Colorado

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Sour lovers - mark your calendars now for Saturday, August 9th. That's the day when they will release "American Graffiti", an American Sour ale. This one weighs in at 7.3% ABV, bittered with Equinox hops and is loaded with all the funk that Brettanomyces can give it. Available in bottles. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Due to their quarterly co-worker meeting today, Odell's tasting room will NOT be open today. They will re-open on Tuesday, July 29th for regular business hours. Stock up on Odell beer at your local beer store today. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Plenty of activities at City Star this week. Today is "FREE BEER MONDAY". Get a free beer with every 64oz growler fill. Tuesday brings their monthly themed Potluck Dinner. This month the theme is BBQ. Bring a dish at 6:30pm. Wednesday brings Trivia from 7:30pm to 9:00pm, plus the Oskar Blues Bonewagon will be on site from 6-9pm. Thursday is Thirsty Thursday with Happy Hour prices all day long. Plus live music 7-9:30pm and a food truck too (5:30pm - 7:30pm). Friday's live music from Monocle Band after hours 8-11pm. Saturday is Gypsy Cattle Drive live music from 7-9:30pm, and Sunday is an Old Time Jam from 6-8pm. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Looking for a fun activity this coming Sunday? Sign up in the taproom to join H&D on a "Beers Made By Walking" guided tour of the ‎Gardens on Spring Creek‬ in Fort Collins (2145 Centre Ave) this Sunday, August 3rd at 10am to learn about edible plants that grow wild (or not) in Colorado. [H&D is sponsoring the tour, so it's free to you]. Linsey will also be talking about her inspirations for her in-development Beers Made By Walking recipe. The beer will be tapped along with other Colorado entries at noon on October 3rd at Wynkoop Brewing Co. in Denver just in time for GABF (and will be available in the H&D taproom as well). [1244 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - It's Monday again! But, do not fret, Red Leg Brewing is now open on Mondays! In honor of their very first Monday being open, they are offering you ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR! That means $1 off each and every beer you purchase tonight! Also, they are very excited to have WADA WADA out front serving up their delicious Korean inspired cuisine. So come down and celebrate how much cooler Mondays just became! [4630 Forge Rd, Suite B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Eddyline Brewing (Buena Vista) - It's almost like Christmas came early at Eddyline. Today, they are taking delivery of their new brewhouse equipment. They are expecting 3 huge semi-trailers full of brewing vessels. It almost looks like they are unpacking a Saturn V rocket of those trucks. The equipment was manufactured from Newland Systems in Canada. For pics of all this equipment, check out their Facebook page. Lots more beer coming soon from Eddyline! [102 Linderman Ave, Buena Vista, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - Ska revealed today their new can design for their upcoming "Rudie Session IPA". This 4.5% ABV beer is due out this Friday, August 1st. Ska recognizes the popularity of hop forward, lower alcohol brews. Look for it soon in cans or on draft in a store or pub new you. Ska dares to state "Drinkin' brew for breakfast August 1st". Look for this beer to make an appearance at the upcoming Sesh Fest this weekend in Denver. (Click photo for a larger image)
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