07/02/2015 07:03 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!
07/02/2015 07:03 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
07/02/2015 07:03 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!
07/02/2015 07:03 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’.....
07/02/2015 07:03 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.....
07/02/2015 06:30 PM
2015 DC BRGR Bash at Arlington Gateway Park
From an email: Following another sold out year in 2014, the D.C. BRGR Bash will take place at Arlington Gateway Park - just steps away from the Key Bridge and the Rosslyn Metro stop. The event, which brings together sixteen of the DMV’s best chefs and restaurants for a friendly burger competition and four local craft breweries amids ...
07/02/2015 06:07 PM
Pressure Drop Brewing
Pressure Drop was formed in 2012 and we sold our first beers in January 2013. We're Graham, Sam and Ben, three blokes in a railway arch doing lots of cleaning and trying to make the tastiest beers we can.
07/02/2015 04:55 PM
Never Have I Ever (For Two People)
This is a game that is typically played by larger groups but we’ve adjusted the game so it can be enjoyed by as few as two people. The basis of this game is stating something that you have never done, seen or experience, and if your partner has done it …
07/02/2015 04:54 PM
Icon Interview: Ken Lewis: Retail Guru Turned Craft Distiller
Ken Lewis is regarded as a master marketer who helped to reshape the liquor retailing business and reinvented himself along the way. His creation, ...
07/02/2015 04:28 PM
Sun King Opens New Fishers Tasting Room
Sun King Brewery celebrated the opening of the new Tap Room and Small-Batch Brewery on 96th Street in Fishers today. The new location will create new and unique specialty craft beers and offer patrons the opportunity to sample and enjoy Fresh•Local•Beer on site, as well as for carry out.
07/02/2015 04:26 PM
Deschutes Changes Bay Area Distributor
Deschutes Brewery today announced it has signed new distribution agreements with Horizon Beverage Company and Markstein Sales Company, for coverage throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.
07/02/2015 04:11 PM
Jester King Brewery’s 2015 Vernal Dichotomous
(Austin, TX) – Jester King Craft Brewery is pleased to introduce 2015 Vernal Dichotomous – a blend of mature barr…
07/02/2015 03:57 PM
Portland Brewing Releases Super S.M.A.S.H.
With July heat in full effect and Oregon Craft Beer Month underway, it’s the perfect time to double your summer fun with an extra special brew.
07/02/2015 03:56 PM
An Evening with Ballast Point at ChurchKey
From an email: Join us next Wednesday as spend some time with our good friends from San Diego: Ballast Point. They are bringing a few classics we know and love, as well as a fine selection of rarities and new-to-DC brews for this event! No Ballast Point event would be complete without Sculpin IPA, and--in addition to that beautiful IPA o ...
07/02/2015 03:53 PM
New MillerCoors Chief Terminates Top Executives
Talk about making an entrance. MillerCoors’ newly appointed interim CEO Gavin Hattersley -- who currently serves as both the CFO of Molson Coors and replaced outgoing MillerCoors CEO Tom Long on Wednesday -- had been in charge for just 24 hours when he told two of the company’s top executives to hit the bricks.
07/02/2015 03:48 PM
D4th of July & Surly #’Merica
Before craft beer entered my life, there was punk rock. And one fine day in central Minnesota twenty (?!?!) years ago, Dillinger 4 entered my life. D4 played my hometown of Fergus Falls to a mixed crowd. By and large, none of us really knew what to expect of this young band from the Twin Cities, ...
07/02/2015 03:27 PM
Love Wimbledon? Enjoy it with a cocktail right out of tennis ball. Win!
London restaurant, Holborn Dining Room, serves this novel champagne cocktail. Try it! Hey, at least it’s not out of tennis shoe! Break Point cocktail Cumber infused Stolichnaya Elit Vodka (or your choice) Fresh cucumber juice Lanson white label champagne (or your choice) A squeeze of fresh lime juice Then, make a hole in the top […]
07/02/2015 03:13 PM
Magnolia Brewing Appoints CFO
Fresh off a $7 million expansion, San Francisco’s Magnolia Brewing has appointed food and drinks industry veteran John Appel to fill the role of CFO, a newly created position with the company.
07/02/2015 02:08 PM
Patent No. 1271269A: Manufacture Of Non-Alcoholic Malt Beer
Today in 1918, US Patent 1271269 A was issued, an invention of Louis Block, for his “Manufacture of Non-Alcoholic Malt Beer.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: acter to that known in the art as lager beer with the difference that What I now refer...
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07/02/2015 01:58 PM
Rapid All Grain Beer Brewing – Part One – Brewing
We’re all incredibly busy these days and many of us are short on time to brew. So this week in part 1 I take a look at ways to shorten your all grain brewing session so you can brew more beer in less time. In part 2 we’ll take a look at ways to speed […]
07/02/2015 01:23 PM
Los Angeles Times Announces Event Schedule for The Taste
Los Angeles Times Announces Event Schedule for The Taste Tickets on sale now for The Times’ annual food and wine festival over Labor Day weekend The Los Angeles Times announced the schedule for The Taste, its annual celebration of Southern California’s vibrant, influential culinary scene, returning to Paramount Pictures Studios’ iconic backlot […]
07/02/2015 01:22 PM
Blood Orange Bash at Bourbon Adams Morgan
From a citrusy communication: Join us this Wednesday for a special event with some rare craft beers and speciality cocktails. We will also have some speciality entrees and desserts from Brandon Brown. Featured beers on tap: Lagunitas - CitruSinensis Pale Ale Elysian - Superbuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale Anderson Valley - Blood Orange Gose N ...
07/02/2015 01:19 PM
Crooked Stave – Nightmare on Brett (Apple Whiskey Barrel Aged) Release Details
(Denver, CO) – Crooked Stave will hold a special limited release of Nightmare on Brett aged in Leopold Brothers Apple Whiskey Bar…
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07/02/2015 01:08 PM
Tröegs Brewery Announces Two New Scratch Beers
(Harrisburg,PA) – We’ve got more exciting news this month on the Scratch Beer front. As we approach our 200th beer donning …
07/02/2015 12:38 PM
American Pét-Nat Is Taking The US By Storm: WHAT Is It & WHY Should You Be Drinking It?!
Pét-nat: if you’ve never heard of it, it’s time to get in the know. Just over the past few years this naturally sparkling wine, ...
07/02/2015 11:39 AM
Horse & Jockey
Welcome to the Horse Jockey Chorlton
A family-friendly pub and restaurant in the heart of Chorlton, serving real-ales and hearty food, the Horse and Jockey boasts all of these things plus a the fine location overlooking Chorlton's leafy Green.
07/02/2015 10:50 AM
Sly Fox Grisette Debut & More at Meridian Pint
Come celebrate Sly Fox Brewing Co. Pottstown, PA with @slyfoxdc Grisette Working Class Ale making its debut on tap. Coming off a Gold Medal win at the 2014 GABF followed by a 2013 Silver Medal this Working Class Ale sure has been quite the working Fox. Along side Grisette, we will also be pouring Royal Weisse, Pikeland Pilsner, Ichor Belgian Qu ...
07/02/2015 08:53 AM
Isis Pale Compass
Commercial description: This beer has been crafted with fruity European hops to complement Crystal and golden malted barleys, then dry hopped with American citrus hops for an excellent finish. Isis Pale Ale is a transatlantic tipple that, like the best boat race crews, is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Isis Pale, named [&hellip
07/02/2015 08:48 AM
A Month Off
We’re taking a month off and will be back in August. As per our own advice, we need to recharge our beer blogging batteries and concentrate on some non-beer-related projects for a few weeks so we’re not going to post anything here at all. The 11,000+ word essay we’ve just put up is about equivalent to a month’s-worth … Continue reading A Month Off →
07/02/2015 08:30 AM
The Good, the Bad & the Murky — Brew Britannia: One Year On
This piece is 11,000 words long so you might want to consider downloading it to read on your tablet or smartphone via Pocket, Instapaper or another offline reader. It is also available as a free e-book in various formats via Smashwords. Contents Introduction A London Particular – why everyone is talking about ‘murky’ beer I Can I … Continue reading The Good, the Bad & the Murky — Brew Britannia: One Year On →
07/02/2015 08:20 AM
Building under I-95/Route 8 connector eyed as brew pub
CT Post Building under I-95/Route 8 connector eyed as brew pub CT Post That idea, which might have appeared hopelessly optimistic, may be coming to pass. The building's owner has proposed a brew pub that would also serve brick-oven pizza at 363 Warren St. in Bridgeport, directly off exit 27 on Interstate 95 and underneath ...
07/02/2015 08:00 AM
Project Pabst Returns To Portland July 18th and 19th
Late last summer Pabst Brewing Company set up shop on Portland’s South Waterfront in the currently vacant Zidell Yards to host the inaugural Project Pabst, a two day music fest that brought Portland a diverse musical lineup that wowed the masses. Once again Pabst and its promotional partner Superfly are proud to announce the return […]
07/02/2015 07:48 AM
Sterilizing New Brew Equipment
Question: I’m a new to home brewing I bought a starter kit last week. The question I have is, even though I have not brewed beer before, do I still need to sterilize my bucket and keg before brewing? and if so what do I use? Answer: There are a lot of products out on the […]
07/02/2015 07:00 AM
Bailey’s Taproom 8th Anniversary
Plans are underway for Bailey’s Taproom’s 8th Anniversary that will take place a week earlier than normal. This year’s Anniversary will be held on Saturday, July 25th during the Oregon Brewers Festival from Noon to 11:00pm. New for this year, Bailey’s 8th Anniversary will see a much larger space for its Anniversary by taking the […]
07/02/2015 06:59 AM
Lagunitas first brewed Equinox back in 1995. I’m not sure if it was under the same moniker or even 100% the same recipe, and honestly, I don’t care. I’m just glad that they made this tasty 8% ABV imperial pale ale. Equinox is brewed with pale oat which gives it a smooth texture on the […]
07/02/2015 06:32 AM
Zupan’s Markets and Coalition Brewing Partner for Farm-To-Market IPA
PORTLAND, Ore (July 1, 2015) – In honor of Zupan’s 40th Anniversary and Portland’s summer bounty, Zupan’s Markets and Coalition Brewing have partnered together to create Farm-to-Market IPA. This one-of-a-kind IPA is dry-hopped with Ella and Galaxy hops for a citrusy and tropical nose that’s balanced by its malt base and 250 pounds of local […]
07/02/2015 05:46 AM
Bear Republic introduces Café Racer 15
Racing back in July, Bear Republic Brewing Company fan favorite Café Racer 15™ is arriving at a store near you. A summer seasonal release, Café Racer 15™ is one of our premium offerings with considerably limited production and distribution.
07/02/2015 05:30 AM
Weekly Beer Calendar Update: July 2 - July 8
Here we go, headfirst into the second half of the year. More than a brewer's dozen of beer events around the region to help you enjoy your favorite beverage during the hazy, crazy days of summer. Also, please keep my book events in mind where I'm talking beer, selling/signing books, and in some cases tasting beer with anyone who shows up. The events thus far have been successful and I'm looking
07/02/2015 05:00 AM
Brewery Release: NW: Coming Soon ... Terminal Gravity Weed Wacker Session Ale
Terminal Gravity Brewing is excited to announce the seasonal release of Weed Whacker Session Ale!
At 4.7% ABV, and 20 IBU’s, this Summer Session Ale is an easy drinking beer that celebrates all things summer. Described as “The perfect accompaniment to your summer yard work” This limited session ale from Terminal Gravity is reminiscent of fresh grass and lemon trees with a hint of bread. It's pretty much summer in a bottle!
Beginning July 1st, beer fans can find this summer favorite in 12 ounce bottles and six packs wherever TG is sold.
Founded in 1997, Terminal Gravity Brewing Company sits in the foothills of the Wallowa Mountains in Enterprise, Oregon. TG first entered the Oregon beer market with its TG IPA. Often referred to as the “old standard” in today’s market, TG IPA quickly changed the beer scene in Oregon in the late 90’s. With a wide selection of bottled beers, draught varieties, and seasonal specialties, Terminal Gravity Brewing distributes its beer in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and recently expanded its market presence to Hawaii.
TG’s brewers work on an 18 bbl. system and brew a humble 6,000 barrels of beer per year. For more information please connect with us on social media!
07/02/2015 04:36 AM
VIDEO: The Lost Breweries of Dublin
For the Irish Craft Beer Show John ‘The Beer Nut’ Duffy gives a guided tour of key sites in Dublin’s brewing history.
07/02/2015 03:05 AM
That’s my country!
My joy at awaking every morning grows as the years are grated off my life’s cheese. Why do I like grilled sandwiches so much?
Disillusioned by yesterday’s breakfast fiasco, I choose the lazy option. And smash my fast with a huge hammer in the hotel. A bacon and egg hammer.
Posh, but near empty is the dining room. I check the menu. No nasty orange-shaped shocks today.
My charming waitress has an unnerving nametag: Nookie. Carry On films can’t be big over here. It’s only when the women’s footie comes on in the bar that I understand.
“That’s my country!” she tells the barman when she hears the anthem. Norway vs. Thailand is the match. I hope she isn’t too disappointed by the result. Thailand gets thumped four nil.
The eggy bacony stuff I stuff in my stuffing hole is dead good stuff. What’s on the dominoes today? Another expensive taxi ride.
Antsy doesn’t do justice to my mood. I even had the location wrong until 5 minutes ago. It’s not on hippy heaven Haight. But way out in the nobdocks. Taxi time.
American cities are a doddle to navigate. A simple grid pattern of numbered streets. I’m headed for 2505 3rd St. We pass 1st Street. 2nd. 3rd. 10th. 16th. Is it me, or are we going in totally the wrong direction? I’m tempted to say something. But I wouldn’t say goo to a boose. Taxi paranoia is kicking in big time.
Overcoming my Englishness, I mention the strange streeting to my driver. Third is a mutant, twisting off 90 degrees from its brothers. Right. I think. But we do arrive on an improbable 3rd intersecting with 20th. Where I make my next mistake.
Spotting something called Dogpatch I tell the driver we’ve arrived. Mmmm… Something doesn’t look right. The total lack of beer and a coffee theme suggest this might not be the right spot. Fuck. Where is it I’m heading again? I consult my trip document.
Bum. It has the wrong address. It has the Haight location. I’ve scribbled down an address. But it doesn’t seem to right.
I wander off down the street, hoping to stumble across it. Most people would just look it up on their phone. But I don’t have one that works in the US. I catch a group of young blokes coming out of a building. If they know where Magnolia is. They don’t. But do have working phones. A few ticks later I’m much wiser. I need to walk another block.
Magnolia Smokestack is, as you could probably guess, a combination of brewery and BBQ place. I can see how that could work.
Owner Dave McLean hasn’t arrived yet. I get a beer and my books out out back. In the brewery part of the building. As everywhere oak casks are stacked up against a wall. Oddly, most are from a distillery in Utah.
Dave arrives and we chat a little. It’s pretty quiet. And the people out the front look more interested in smoked meat that beer history. But I’ve a pint of cask Mild in my hand. The sun is shining outside and there are free sausages. Things could be a lot worse.
Eventually two people turn up. They’re late because they’d first gone to the Haight Magnolia. I wonder if there is anyone still at the wrong location.
The event is so low key, it’s subsonic. The worst turnout I can recall.
When Dave needs to leave, I hang around for some more cask and some BBQ. They give a month’s worth of meat of various delicious kinds. I’d look pregnant if I ate that lot. Luckily, this is the US. There’s a fridge in my hotel, too. I ask for a doggy bag.
The waitress looks at my tray and says “Death by barbecue.” She’s not far wrong.
Had a pretty nice nerdy chat about beer, even if my rucksack is still as full of books as when I arrived. After several pints of cask Mild and Porter, I’ve now moved on to the IPA. Mmm . . . cask IPA. My favourite sort. IPA flavour without all the fucking burping.
Proving Ground IPA
Pretty clear, a cask-style head. All that citrusy hop thing and low carbonation. Demonstrates why IPA works so well on cask. Hop flavour + drinkability. I had a couple of keg Imperial Stouts earlier. The cask IPA is definitely going down more easily. With less burping. Go cask!
It’s getting dark by the time I ask them to call me a cab. I’m slightly disappointed no-one has answered: “OK, you’re a cab.”
It’s a long wait. A very long wait. After 30 minutes - and the third PCC car - I get bored. I go back inside and ask them to ring the cab company again.
“Are you headed for the city? I’m just finishing, I can take you.” A very friendly waitress says. That’s another $35 saved.
It’s too late to head anywhere else for a beer when I get back to my hotel. Instead a pick up a couple of bombers of Racer 5 in the nearest convenience store. That should keep me going until sleepytime time.
I’ve a free day tomorrow. One dedicated to fun, fun, fun. And dinner with an old friend.
2505 3rd St,
San Francisco, CA 94107.
07/02/2015 03:00 AM
Continuing the Italian theme, here's a post from the archives. I first visited Milan's Birrificio Lambrate in March 2008 and this was my write-up. Since then I've been back a couple of times and enjoyed more of their beers (I was non-plussed first time around - either they got better or my tastes changed). I can now say it's one of my favourite boozers in the world. They've opened a second site
07/02/2015 02:45 AM
Beer In Ads #1603: A Calendar Of British Beer — July
Tuesday’s ad is from the Brewer’s Society’s “Beer is Best” campaign, from 1938. It’s the July image from “A Calendar Of British Beer” for the year 1938. Showing a pair of Shire horses hooked up to a wagon of wooden beer kegs, the idea was that such a...
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07/02/2015 12:26 AM
Stone RuinTen Triple IPA returns and brings Ruination Nation with it
Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, California) aims to provide hop fiends everywhere with a proper lupulin fix with this week's release of Stone RuinTen Triple IPA and a series of #RuinationNation events during the month of July.  ...
07/02/2015 12:00 AM
Beer52.com – a UK Beer Club
We’ve had a few US based ‘Beer of the month’ club links here at The Brewclub, but here in Blighty they’ve been thin on the ground. I even investigated starting one myself, but couldn’t get funding, ah well. I received a leaflet the other day for Beer52.com a British ‘Beer of the Month’ club, that sends […]
07/01/2015 10:25 PM
Young Henrys exits WA brewery
The West Australian brewery currently known as Young Henrys Beer Farm is to become a completely separate entity.
07/01/2015 10:15 PM
Second Batch Lambic Session
Hard to believe that it was a year ago that John brewed his first batch of sour beer, (a lambic styled beer), but 365 days have passed and now he’s got a bucket full of dregs and it’s time to brew again! It was a pretty straightforward brew day; creating a wort using wheat dry […]
07/01/2015 08:34 PM
Patent No. 2841500A: Method Of Packaging And Preserving Hops
Today in 1958, US Patent 2841500 A was issued, an invention of James O. Hughes and Ray Nelson, assigned to Tri-State Processing Company, of Yakima, Wash., for their “Method Of Packaging And Preserving Hops.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: Our...
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07/01/2015 08:24 PM
Beer Release – Falconer’s Flight 7C’s, Top Rung Brewing
Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. New beer coming from Top Rung Brewing. Here’s the official release info. Top Rung Brewing Releases “Falconer’s Flight 7C’s the Hop” Pale as part of Pale Series July 1, 2015 – On July 3rd we will release the third beer in our Pale series. “Falconer’s Flight 7C’s...
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07/01/2015 08:14 PM
12oz Cans of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale This September
(Galesburg, MI) – Following on the launch of 12-packs of 12 oz. Oberon cans, Bell’s Brewery is excited to announce tha…
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07/01/2015 07:56 PM
Cincinnati Craft Brewer’s Volksfest 2015
(Cincinnati, OH) – Cincinnati’s best summer beer festival is back During All-Star Weekend! Volksfest is a festival …
07/01/2015 07:41 PM
Flying Bike Brewery finally takes flight – brews first batch
Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. It’s been a long ride, but Flying Bike Brewery (Washington’s first cooperative brewery) is currently in the process of brewing its very first batch of beer as I write this. The brewery on Greenwood Avenue North, practically next door to Naked City Brewery, is now up and...
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07/01/2015 07:36 PM
Small is the new IPA
Earlier today Brewers Association economist Bart Watson tweeted this: “Small breweries are small. Looking at CA 2014 data: Breweries < 100 bbls = 144. 100 < breweries < 1,000 = 209. Breweries > 1,000 = only 122.” If you break down the percentages that’s 30% under 100 barrels, 44% between 100 and 1,000, and 26% […]
07/01/2015 06:43 PM
Bright Brewery launches beer club
Victoria's Bright Brewery has launched Bright Mash, a beer club giving members with year-round access to its beers.
07/01/2015 05:30 PM
Beer jobs: Sales Reps, Vale Brewing — Vic, SA and Sydney
Vale Brewing has sales roles open in Sydney, South Australia and Victoria...
07/01/2015 05:21 PM
The votes are in, and you elected BEER!
Remember that archaic time when breweries in Georgia weren’t allowed to send you home with any beer? Oh, that was yesterday? Weird. Well, folks, it’s a new era. Thanks to the tireless work of the Georgia Craft Brewer’s Guild, our lobbyists, brewery owners, and the countless local beer lovers who helped us pass SB63, as […]
07/01/2015 05:16 PM
Brewery Becker : A Year Of Unique Beer
Some of the greatest treasures to be found in the world are tucked away in small towns. Amazing restaurants, unique wines, shops that provide goodies for both young and old, and of course unique breweries that curve the bar and remind you just how deep the world of beer can go. Brewery Becker is one of these gems, located in the heart of Brighton Mi. sits the historic building, once a hotel and now a bastion of inspired beer the likes of which you might…
07/01/2015 04:47 PM
Beer Birthday: Chris White
Today is the 47th birthday of Chris White. Chris founded the yeast company White Labs in 1995 and he’s also on the faculty of the Siebel Institute. He’s also a fixture at virtually every brewing industry and homebrewing conference, and was kind enough to talk to my SSU beer appreciation...
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07/01/2015 04:36 PM
Firestone Walker Bottles Helldorado Barrel-Aged Blonde Barley Wine
One of the highlights of Firestone Walker’s recent The Lion and The Dragon event that was held at Green Dragon a few weeks back was the rare sighting of Firestone Walker Helldorado. This is the Paso Robles, CA brewery’s 12% ABV barrel-aged blonde barley wine that until now has never been bottled until now. Helldorado […]
07/01/2015 04:36 PM
07/01/2015 Llywelyn’s Pub Presenting a Brew You Never Knew
While it’s fun to be on the hunt to try and find that special or fun beer, it can be pretty tiring. Well, you can stop running all around town and visit Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves and St. Charles to see something cool on tap. Llywelyn’s is continuing their program that they’ve been calling [...]
07/01/2015 04:32 PM
New Glarus Serendipity – Too sweet, or Fruitful PERFECTION?
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07/01/2015 03:35 PM
Sundown at The Grove is back for another summer season
Are you ready for another summer season of great craft beer? Then look no further than downtown Houston as Sundown at The Grove returns for another year. Now sponsored by Southwest Airlines, Sundown at The Grove is in its fourth...
07/01/2015 03:00 PM
Pairing Recipe: Celebrate the Fourth of July with some Oskar Blues Beer Can Chicken
Longmont, CO & Brevard, NC--Because the Fourth of July is on Saturday this year..which gives America three days to drink beer and handle meat...so here's Oskar Blues iconic Beer Can Chicken recipe for the weekend celebration. Happy grilling!
OSKAR BLUES BEER CAN CHICKEN
1 3-lb delish chicken
1 Oskar Blues CAN of bliss
Salt & pepper Rev. Rog's BBQ Rub
1 beer can holder to hold the can
Covered gas grill that heats to at least 400 degrees
Happy birthday, USA, from all of us at Oskar Blues Brewery!
Oskar Blues Brewery Soul Founder, Dale, getting his Beer Can Chicken on
About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded as a funky little brewpub by Dale Katechis in 1997, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse in 2002, using a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. In 2008, the makers of the top-selling pale ale in ColoRADo, Dale's Pale Ale, added a brewery in Longmont, ColoRADo. The brewery has since experienced explosive growth-from packaging 59,000 barrels of beer in 2011 to 149,000 barrels in 2014. In December 2012, Oskar Blues opened the doors to an expansion brewery in Brevard, North Carolina. Oskar Blues has continued craft can innovation by introducing the CROWLER as a canned off-premise growler alternative. The innovative, original canned craft brewery now distributes trail-blazing craft brews to 44 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, and the U.K. For more information and social media visit http://www.oskarblues.
07/01/2015 02:49 PM
A newcomer in DC's beer scene
One of the joys of being a craft beer fan is that extra thrill you get when traveling. It's fun seeing landmarks and eating good food, but there's just something special about seeing Hopslam in the...
07/01/2015 02:35 PM
Harpoon Brewing Introduces Nordic Saison
Press Release Boston, MA (July 1, 2015) – Harpoon is proud to introduce the 54th installment of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series: Nordic Saison. Anders Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing, Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing Company, and Jaime Schier of Harpoon Brewery created this effervescent golden Saison using local honey and cranberries, rosehips, yarrow, […]
07/01/2015 01:50 PM
Patent No. 3453114A: Process Of Brewing
Today in 1969, US Patent 3453114 A was issued, an invention of Peter D. Bayne and John L. Pahlow, assigned to Schlitz Brewing Co., for their “Process of Brewing.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: This invention relates to a process of brewing...
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07/01/2015 12:55 PM
What am I doing?
A couple of weeks ago.
07/01/2015 11:00 AM
Heavy Seas 2015 Phantom Ship
Heavy Seas has a knack for brewing some big, bold beers. Their Phantom Ship — a 10% ABV Belgian-style tripel — is right in line with what I’ve come to expect from this Maryland brewery. It’s potent, boozy and has the added benefit of having rested in bourbon barrels for a measure of time before […]
07/01/2015 10:40 AM
Left Hand Brewing establishes ESOP
Left Hand Brewing announced today it has established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Under the Colorado brewery’s employee ownership plan, the brewery will contribute stock to the ESOP trust with each eligible employee receiving an annual allocation. “Our intent is to reward employees and foster an ownership mentality, encouraging team members to contribute to […]
07/01/2015 10:20 AM
May your Guardian Angel be at your side to pick ya up off the floor
07/01/2015 10:19 AM
10 Pop Culture Moments That Changed the Way We Drink
Why do we drink what we drink? Maybe we just love the aroma of a good bourbon. Or maybe it’s because we saw someone ...
07/01/2015 10:18 AM
Bear Republic Returns with Café Racer 15
Sonoma County, CA – Racing back in July, Bear Republic Brewing Company® fan favorite Café Racer 15™ is arriving at a store near you. A summer seasonal release, Café Racer 15™ is one of our premium offerings with considerably limited production and distribution. Releasing for the third time in bottles, Café Racer 15™ has received […]
07/01/2015 10:12 AM
Learning How To Sing Beer
DOH The stuff that buys me beer.
RAY The guy who sells me beer.
ME The guys who drinks the beer.
FAR A long way to get beer.
07/01/2015 09:53 AM
Left Hand Brewing Co. announces Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Left Hand Brewing Company is taking the future of their brewery into their own hands with the announcement of an employee stock ownership plan. Continue reading →
07/01/2015 09:20 AM
What if it was InBev?
When SABMiller announced they were buying Meantime last month, there was some negative reaction to the news. That was no surprise. But there was also a lot of positive commentary. The lack of true "nerdrage" was probably due to two fairly inconsequential factors. Firstly, Meantime were already perceived as a bit unfashionable among the cognoscenti. Secondly, SABMiller - mainly due to their solid
07/01/2015 09:00 AM
Charity Event: WA: Bellevue: Westin Hotel hosts Georgetown Bob’s Brown Ale to benefit the local Ronald McDonald House, July 8th
From the “Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington and Alaska” comes word that a special event is coming to Bellevue. Starting at 4pm, the West Hotel in Bellevue will feature a rare keg of Georgetown Brewing’s Bob’s Brown Ale.
Charles "Bob" Hirsch was a child fighting cancer at the House who came to us all the way from Alaska. During his stay, he went to Camp Goodtimes, a special camp for kids with cancer. His camp counselor was Manny Chao, the brewmaster of Georgetown Brewing and the two hit it off. When Charles passed away, Manny decided to brew a beer in his honor every year on May 14th, Charles' birthday. The beer is a limited run and extremely popular for its big hoppy taste. Georgetown Brewing donates 100% of the proceeds of Bob's Brown Ale to RMHC. In 2014, the beer made over $100,000 for the House and we are so grateful for Georgetown Brewing’s support.
More on the event.
On July 8th at 4:00PM the Westin Bellevue's Cypress Patio & Lounge with our friends from Georgetown Brewing Company will hold “Bob’s Brown Ale BBQ” to support RMHC. Georgetown will be bringing their special craft beer, Bob's Brown Ale, that's big, hoppy and not to be missed. There's no better way to enjoy the sun, have a beer, eat some BBQ, and hang out with friends all while supporting a great cause. If that is not enough, we will have awesome raffle prizes as well, including brewery tours, apparel and SPG points! The Westin Bellevue donates 100% of all the proceeds from this limited release of Bob's Brown Ale to RMHC, which provides housing to families of children with serious illnesses.
To attend this event of learn more about the Ronald McDonald House, visit them at www.rmhcseattle.org.
We support seriously ill children and their families who are far from home for their child's treatment. By providing a place to live, full of support, community, and hope, the Seattle Ronald McDonald House® becomes a "home-away-from-home" for families so they can stay close to their child during treatment at little or no cost. We operate on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care.
07/01/2015 09:00 AM
Brewery News: OR: Portland: Progress made at Coin Toss Brewing. Brewery scheduled to receive 10-barrel brewhouse next week.
OREGON CITY, Ore. – ... Following months of anticipation, Coin Toss Brewing Co. will take delivery of its brand new 10-barrel brewing system in Oregon City on Tuesday, July 7.
Nine vessels, including the brewhouse, fermenters and brite tank, are scheduled to arrive at 10 a.m. via flatbed tractor-trailer at the Coin Toss Brewery & Taproom location, 14214 Fir Street, Suite H.
Each vessel will be offloaded by forklift for placement inside the building. Offloading is expected to take approximately two hours.
“This will be a momentous day for us,” said Coin Toss founder Tim Hohl. “It’s a huge step toward making our vision of locally brewed craft beer in Oregon City a reality.”
For more information, visit www.cointossbrewing.com,
About Coin Toss Brewing Co.
Coin Toss Brewing Company was founded with a nod to the region’s rich history, its pioneering spirit, and for the legendary toss of the penny that gave Portland its name (sorry, Boston). The brewery and tasting room at 14214 Fir Street, Suite H in Oregon City are scheduled to open this summer.
Coin Toss beer can be found on tap at the following locations:
Trails End Saloon
The Growler Run
Arch Bridge Tap House
Oregon City Brewing Company
Muddy Rudder Public House
Horse Brass Pub
The Green Dragon
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall
Brannon’s Pub & Brewery
07/01/2015 07:40 AM
BrewDog to open first U.S. brewery
Life could not be better for James Watt and Martin Dickie the outrageous co-owners of Scotland’s BrewDog Brewery. The duo has a popular program on the Esquire television network, are known for making enormously alcoholic brews (their Nuclear Tactical Penguin once held the title for beer with the highest ABV) and are insanely likeable as […]
07/01/2015 07:19 AM
What Does An Airlock Look Like?
Question: This might seem like a stupid question but wot does an Airlock look like,I have got various types of equipment like a hydrometer, etc. I don’t know if I have one or not as I don’t know wot it looks like. Sorry, I’m new to the home-brewing game… Answer: It’s a bit difficult to […]
07/01/2015 07:00 AM
Festival News: OR: Portland: Tickets still available for the "Oregon Brewers Brunch & Parade" during the Oregon Brewers Festival
PORTLAND, Ore. – The 9th annual Oregon Brewers Brunch & Parade is just three weeks away and only a handful of tickets remain. The event, which always takes place on the morning of the festival opening, will occur on Wednesday, July 22 from 9 to 11:30am. Tickets may be purchased through this Friday, July 3 at 5pm at www.oregonbrewfest.com/
This year’s brunch is being hosted by Lompoc Brewing; Lompoc has four locations, but none of them are close to the festival grounds, so the longtime Portland brewery has rented out Metalcraft Fabrication, located at 723 N Tillamook St for the party of 500 craft beer enthusiasts.
Tickets cost $45 which includes brunch, two beers, a T shirt, live music, the OBF tasting glass and four tokens for the festival. This year’s brunch menu includes:
Lompoc will be serving SaazAll Pilsner, Pamplemousse IPA, Proletariat Red, a Sour Fruit Beer, Saison de l’Evolution, Jitterbrew Stout and a Bloody Mary Beer. In the recent Portland Monthly Magazine, Saison de L’Evolution was named as a top 25 beer, and Pamplemousse IPA was named the #1 grapefruit IPA!
Following the brunch, everyone will march from Metalcraft across the Steel Bridge to the festival grounds for the opening ceremonies (1.8 mile route). The parade will be led by Kurt and Rob Widmer, founders of Widmer Brothers Brewing and this year’s honorary Grand Marshals; and accompanied by the Transcendental Brass Band.
Brunch and parade participants with a wristband will flow through the Pine Street entrance and head for the stage for the opening ceremonies. Everyone at the opening ceremonies with a glass gets a glass of the ceremonial keg (no tokens required).
The Oregon Brewers Brunch is for ages 21 and over. All ages are welcome to walk in the parade. For more information, visit www.oregonbrewfest.com.
07/01/2015 03:51 AM
The Month That Was: June 2015
Here’s everything we posted in the last month — not a bad run, considering we spent a week on holiday in the middle. → Proposed Public House — As ‘new towns’ and Corbusier-inspired estates were built in the rubble and green field of post-War Britain, pubs were a focus of debate. → Notable Pubs #2: The Crooked House … Continue reading The Month That Was: June 2015 →
07/01/2015 03:36 AM
Scotch ales (by which I mean nothing more than beers designated as such by their brewers) are rare in Ireland. I guess the standard Irish red already covers a lot of what Scotch ale is meant to do. It just so happens that two Irish breweries have recently launched beers they're calling Scotch ales so I think a bit of side-by-side is in order. Though since both are confined to their breweries' tied houses it'll have to be a virtual one.
JW Sweetman Scotch Ale is the younger of the two having been out only a few weeks and receiving its official launch last Thursday. It's 5.6% ABV -- strong enough for the brewery to describe it as a "wee heavy" -- and appropriately dark red. It's very sweet: laying on the toffee in a big way, to the exclusion of almost everything else. Probing my palate for a second sentence to write about the flavour, I found maybe a hint of ripe strawberry and a lightly acidic finish, but that's your lot. I thought it was going to be a hard one to finish but a second freebie pint at the launch event disappeared much faster than the first, so maybe it's the sort of beer one can settle into.
Neither of these has turned me into an avowed Scotch ale fanatic, but a bit of variety is always nice.
07/01/2015 03:05 AM
Let’s Brew Wednesday – 1952 Strong Golden Ale
I long ago learned that there’s nothing new under the sun when it comes to brewing. No matter what today’s “innovators” might claim, pretty much everything has already been done.
So you shouldn’t be surprised to discover that Golden Ale dates back much further than the 1980’s. And not just as far back as the 1950’s. A quick search in the newspaper archive popped up a beer called Golden Ale from almost a century earlier than that.
Bristol Times and Mirror - Thursday 07 May 1868, page 4.
A quick look at the colour confirms that it wasn’t just a fancy name for a bottled Pale Ale, but a significantly paler beer. It’s about the same colour as Pilsner Urquell. Though my guess is that if you’d asked for a Light Ale in a Strong’s pub, this is what you would have been served.
It’s another very simple recipe: pale malt and sugar. That’s it. Oh, and a tiny dash of malt extract. I’ve picked Goldings as the hops because it contained Kent and Farnham hops, according to the brewing record. And it’s pretty hop-accented, so you’d expect good quality hops to have been used. For its gravity, it has the heaviest hopping of any of Strong’s beers.
What else can I tell you? How much it cost down the pub. That’s always handy to know. This was Strong’s range of bottled beers:
As you can see, they kept the pricing structure simple.
Not sure I’ve much else to tell you. I think I’ll leave it there.
Over to me for the recipe . . . .
07/01/2015 12:52 AM
New Peroni has ‘unisex appeal’
Female drinkers have been proven to baulk at beers that are overtly targeted to them, according to Carlton & United Breweries (CUB).
06/30/2015 10:44 PM
Big brewers changing tack: IBISWorld
Lion and CUB have had mixed success at capitalising on the growing craft beer segment, according to IBISWorld.
06/30/2015 10:24 PM
Why Is My Beer Is Turning Out Sour?
Question: I’ve started home brewing recently and my 2 first batches have turned out very sour and foamy, which to me smells/tastes very much like contamination. While making the beer I’ve sanitized everything! I’ve washed everything very well, used bleach etc. The 2nd batch I’ve even double washed everything because I knew my beer is getting contaminated […]
06/30/2015 09:25 PM
Coming to a farmers market near you: craft beer tastings
If you’ve ever braved the crowds at the Hillcrest or La Jolla Open Aire farmers markets, you might have come away wishing you’d pre-partied to make the throngs more palatable. One stroke of...
06/30/2015 08:00 PM
Anchor Brewing Co. announces distribution management transition strategy for BrewDog
As BrewDog commences plans to build a brewery in Ohio, Anchor will continue to import and sell BrewDog to its wholesaler partners. Continue reading →
06/30/2015 07:56 PM
BrewDog announces details of $30 million brewery opening in Columbus, Ohio, in 2016
BrewDog announces plans to open North American headquarters and first production facility outside the UK in Canal Winchester, located in the Columbus, Ohio. Continue reading →
06/30/2015 06:04 PM
Kudos to this Chicago brewery! Ethics Trump & Trump Dumped
Very cool! 5 Rabbit Cerveceria dumped Trump over recent comments about Mexican immigrants even though it meant losing business. The brewery was making a house beer for Trump Tower’s Rebar but wouldn’t think of continuing to do business with the ignoramus under the circumstances. The owners of the brewery are Latin American and had been […]
06/30/2015 05:56 PM
Starr Hill Northern Lights IPA re-born with new recipe, packaging
While the soul of the original Northern Lights remains, a new recipe creates a more hop-forward IPA that will be enjoyed by both long-time fans and newcomers. Continue reading →
06/30/2015 05:16 PM
Oskar Blues Burning Can returns to Western North Carolina on July 17-18
Oskar Blues BURNING CAN will celebrate CANned craft beer in all its glory for the second year in a row in North Carolina. Continue reading →
06/30/2015 04:37 PM
Remember this beer drinking neon cowboy?
This was one of the best brewpub signs ever, but when Rio Bravo Brewing in Albuquerque closed1 in 1997 apparently nobody saved the neon. Now a new Rio Bravo Brewing is ready to open, although not in the original spot (appropriately, considering the neon, on old Route 66). And not with the same sign. ***** […]
06/30/2015 03:30 PM
The Sir Garnet
The Sir Garnet is adjacent to Norwich Market, just a stones throw away from the City Hall and alongside Gentleman’s Walk. The building itself can be dated back to medieval times and first opened its doors as a public house in 1861.
06/30/2015 01:59 PM
Two Decades of Jose Cuervo Reserva Bottles & The Artists Who Designed Them!
Over the past two decades a spirit legend has graced our palates, a yearly ritual to many who seek to add modern art to their ...
06/30/2015 12:32 PM
Sierra Nevada collaborates with Germany's Brauhaus Riegele for new Oktoberfest
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, California) has something special planned for craft beer fans this fall with the release of their Oktoberfest brewed in collaboration with Brauhaus Riegele (Augsburg, Germany).Beginning this fall, Sierra Nevada...
06/30/2015 11:50 AM
Growler wars end in Florida, 64-ounce growlers legal beginning July 1
In case you were wondering what that odd cheering noise was a few weeks ago, it was the collective voices of Florida craft beer lovers and producers shouting in joy that Governor Rick Scott signed the bill that made half-gallon growlers legal in the state. That’s right, until just recently, craft beer could not legally […]
06/30/2015 11:50 AM
Are we reaching peak IPA?
Quick, name the last three beers you’ve had that couldn’t be described as “hoppy.” Were you able to? The odds (and the market data) would say you couldn’t.
06/30/2015 11:38 AM
Getting Antsy For Some Anty Gin
The natural world possesses unimaginable untapped potential for brewers and distillers. Unlikely sources produce unique and sought after results. As we see it now, ...
06/30/2015 10:51 AM
Spotlight on New York State Wines: The 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Festival
The Finger Lakes Wine Festival is the single largest showcase of wines made in New York State, and it’s just around the corner. The popular annual event takes place in Watkins Glen, NY from Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12, 2015. <h2>Who’ll Be There?</h2> The highlight of the Finger Lakes Wine Festival is the […]
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