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09/18/2014 10:50 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’.....

09/18/2014 10:50 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

09/18/2014 10:50 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!

09/18/2014 10:50 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!

09/18/2014 10:50 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.....

09/18/2014 10:44 PM
Fall beers: Beyond the usual pumpkin
Fall beers: Beyond the usual pumpkin amNY “People have really just jumped onto the pumpkin wagon,” said Andrew Reed, a sales manager at the craft division of Manhattan Beer Distributors, the second-largest distributor of beer in the city. “A lot of breweries are trying to get away from ...

09/18/2014 10:34 PM
August Schell Brewing to develop new facility, taproom for Noble Star series
News Wire:  (New Ulm, MN) – August Schell Brewing Co., Minnesota’s oldest brewery, announced that it has finalized the purchase of 11 acres of land near its historic main campus in New Ulm. The craft brewer has immediate plans to […]

09/18/2014 10:05 PM
Pabst sold to Oasis Beverages for reported $700-$750 million
BeerPulse Note: The Wall Street Journal broke this story and reports the deal is valued at $700-$750 million (above the $250 million or so that Metropoulos paid for it). Official Press Release:  (New York, NY) – Eugene Kashper announced today […]

09/18/2014 09:18 PM
Beer returns to cheap seats at CU’s Folsom Field
9NEWS.com Beer returns to cheap seats at CU's Folsom Field 9NEWS.com The Daily Camera reports that Saturday's matchup against Arizona State was the first time since 1995 that beer or wine could be purchased at the stadium - outside the premium seating areas. Alcohol was offered to those 21 and older in beer gardens ... Beer makes a st ...

09/18/2014 08:28 PM
Drink Beer, Cure Diabetes
Head to Brewski on 25 October 2014 to help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation...

09/18/2014 07:50 PM
Brew Pub’s Oktoberfest celebration continues to grow
Brew Pub's Oktoberfest celebration continues to grow Marshfield News-Herald The annual festival celebrating beer and fall has grown from the confines of the brew pub's parking lot to engulf much of West Ninth Street in front of the building, making it the official afterparty of Maple Fall Fest at Wildwood Park. Tyler Tanenbaum ...

09/18/2014 06:39 PM
Colorado Beer News 091814
Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Cheeseburger Day. It's the food that Jimmy Buffet eats in paradise. It's a food that is iconic of America. Go celebrate this popular food item today in a single, double or even a triple stack. Try pairing your favorite craft beer with the classic cheeseburger too. Beer will help wash down all those beefy calories. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, September 18th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boulder County

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

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

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

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

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Front Range

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

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

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

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

Mountains and West

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

Out of State Beers in Colorado

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


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09/18/2014 06:37 PM
Uinta Baba Black Lager
Day 80: Uinta Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company. Style of beer is 'Schwarzbier (Black Beer)'. ABV is 4.0%.

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

09/18/2014 06:16 PM
Photos: Taste of New Jersey Craft Beer and NJ Wine Festival – The Times, Trenton
Photos: Taste of New Jersey Craft Beer and NJ Wine Festival The Times, Trenton - NJ.com BORDENTOWN CITY – Some of the Garden State's vineyards and craft beers were are full display Sunday at the Taste of New Jersey - Craft Beer and NJ Wine Festival. The event was held on Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown City with a percentage of&nb ...

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

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

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

Complete details on activities can be found here.

[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

09/18/2014 05:04 PM
Magnolia Expands Distribution to Colorado
San Francisco, CA—Dave McLean, brewmaster and founder of San Francisco’s Magnolia Brewing Company, announced today the launch of Magnolia beer in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. From the brewery’s beginnings on Haight Street to its newly opened 10,000-square-foot facility in the Dogpatch neighborhood, Magnolia has been producing some of San Francisco’s most beloved and sought-after beers for over 16 years.  Its distribution in Colorado marks the first time the beer will be available outside of California.  Magnolia has partnered with local brewery Crooked Stave Artisan Beers to distribute kegs within the Denver and Boulder markets. Some [...]

09/18/2014 04:55 PM
Pabst Reportedly Sold to Oasis Beverages, TSG Consumer Partners
Hold on to your trucker hats, America’s most hipster beer company is reportedly being sold to the Russians. Both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are reporting that Pabst Brewing Company – the Los Angeles-based producer of heritage beer brands like Pabst Blue Ribbon, Lone Star and Olympia -- will be sold for upwards of $750 million.

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

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09/18/2014 03:19 PM
Brewbound’s 2015 Media Kit is Now Available for Download!
The Brewbound 2015 media kit is now available for download. The media kit details Brewbound’s editorial coverage, events, readership, advertising options, advertising rates and more. It is an important tool for helping you plan your 2015 budget.

09/18/2014 02:51 PM
The Chart of Brewing
Here’s another fun infographic just published by Pop Lab Chart. They’ve done quite a few beer-themed posters and this new one, The Chart of Brewing, shows the brewing process in a great looking graph paper chart. 12 x 16 prints of the hand-illustrated poster will be available for $20...

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

09/18/2014 02:15 PM
Wynkoop Brewing to Release Pumpkin Ale
Denver, CO – Wynkoop Brewing Company will release its highly acclaimed Pumpkin Ale on October 1st, 2014 in a hand-designed can.  The Pumpkin Ale is a lightly spiced English-Style Brown Ale with three preparations of pumpkin added to the mash.  The Pumpkin Ale, part of Wynkoop’s seasonal Even Smaller Batch series, features a smooth malt backbone with additions of CaraMalt, Crystal and roasty Brown malts.  These malts are complemented with light additions of a secret spice blend to add a warming drinkability to the beer.  The pumpkins are added to the mash in three ways- [...]

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

09/18/2014 02:10 PM
Upslope Brewing to Release Pumpkin Ale
Boulder, Colo. – Upslope Brewing Company‘s Limited Release Pumpkin Ale once again marks the unofficial start of fall. Four-packs of the 16-ounce cans will return to shelves and taps in Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona and Texas the first week of October. Every fall, Pumpkin Ale fans anxiously await the release of the 2011 Great American Beer Festival’s (GABF) gold medal winner in the Field and Pumpkin Beer category — this year is no different. The distinctive and flavorful ale retains its cult-like following while continuing to win over new supporters. Brewed with locally grown baby bear pumpkins [...]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Pints for Prostates

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


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09/18/2014 01:04 PM
Beer Birthday: Paddy Giffen
Today is Paddy Giffen’s 64th birthday. Paddy was the original brewer at Moylan’s Brewing, did some distilling and was briefly with Bear Republic. I ran into him a few years ago at the Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol, and these days, as far as I know, he’s brewing at Lagunitas. Join...

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09/18/2014 12:46 PM
LA Beer Week 6 Kick Off – Taplist Unveiled

We’re hours away from the 6th LA Beer Week, and we are very excited for this year’s Sold Out Kickoff Festival. This year…

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09/18/2014 12:39 PM
ISIS Makes Drink-to-Forget Hard for Baghdad Boozers
Baghdad’s beer-drinkers have it tough. Already shot at and persecuted, they have found prices soaring since Islamic State militants seized large swaths of northern Iraq in June and barred alcohol. Liquor shipments heading to the Iraqi capital must bypass Islamic State territory and instead run the gauntlet of Shiite militia check-points, where gunmen demand money […]

09/18/2014 11:50 AM
QUOTE: Hooligan Beer

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“The addition of information about beer strength to labelling was driven, I think, as much by government and the health lobby as CAMRA, though I could be wrong. Before then, you went into a pub and you learned which beers were strong. Hürlimann lager, in the sixties and seventies, was 5% ABV, when most of […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-via press release

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

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

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

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

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

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

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09/18/2014 05:00 AM
Beers Made By Walking Portland Festival
During this past year Beers Made By Walking led hikes that were held in conjunction with the Forest Park Conservancy through Portland’s Forest Park. The purpose of each hike was to allow the brewers that were featured on each hike to go into the wild and find ingredients that they can brew with. Since the BMBW […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

09/18/2014 03:05 AM
North German Lagerbiers 1879 - 1893
This time we'll be looking at the Lagerbiers of three North German ports: Hamburg, Bremen and Kiel. I wonder what we'll find?

I'll start with a word of warning: for the Hamburg samples both the OG and FG are calculated. In the published analysis there was only extract (real FG Balling) and ABW. I know from plugging in other numbers that the measured extract often doesn't 100% match the one calculated from OG and FG. Which is my way of saying that there's room for a fair degree of error.

Quickly glancing at the Hamburg set, they look pretty much like the Lagerbiers from other German regions, with OG averaging 1053.6 or 13.28º Plato. That's a bit more than Hannover region and a bit less than Westphalia. I think we're seeing a definite trend here. When I've finished going through all the analyses, I'll calculate averages for the whole of Germany. I reckon OG will come out 1053-1054.

Hamburg Lagerbiers 1880 - 1893
Year Brewer Town Beer Style OG FG OG Plato ABV attenuation Lactic acid %
1893 Joh. Höbold Hamburg? Doppel-Malz Lagerbier Lagerbier 1045.5 1017.6 11.35 3.60 61.32% 0.351
1893 Joh. Höbold Hamburg? Doppel-Malz Lagerbier Lagerbier 1046.2 1015.3 11.52 4.00 66.88%
1893 Joh. Höbold Hamburg? Doppel-Malz Lagerbier Lagerbier 1047.8 1016.5 11.90 4.05 65.48% 0.401
1893 Richard Behn Ottensen Lagerbier Dunkel Dunkles 1048.8 1010.0 12.14 5.05 79.51%
1893 Holsten Brauerei Hamburg Altona Lagerbier Lagerbier 1049.0 1008.8 12.19 5.24 82.04%
1893 Richard Behn Ottensen Lagerbier Hell Helles 1049.5 1007.8 12.31 5.44 84.24% 0.314
1893 Germania Brauerei Hamburg Wansbeck Helles Lagerbier Lagerbier 1049.9 1012.9 12.40 4.80 74.15% 0.250
1893 Joh. Höbold Hamburg? Malz-Export Lagerbier Lagerbier 1050.2 1020.0 12.47 3.90 60.16%
1893 Uelzener Brauerei Hamburg Uelzen Exportbier Export 1050.2 1017.3 12.47 4.25 65.54% 0.270
1893 Kaiserblume Hamburg? Lagerbier Lagerbier 1050.7 1011.5 12.59 5.10 77.32% 0.135
1893 Brauerei Hammonia Hamburg Lagerbier Lagerbier 1051.0 1017.7 12.65 4.30 65.26% 0.180
1893 Löwen-Brauerei Hamburg Kaiser-Tafelbier Tafelbier 1051.7 1016.9 12.83 4.50 67.31% 0.293
1893 Einbecker Export-Lagerbier-Brauerei Einbeck Lagerbier Lagerbier 1051.8 1013.3 12.85 5.00 74.32% 0.150
1893 Frisia Brauerei Hamburg? Exportbier Export 1052.0 1013.5 12.90 5.00 74.04%
1893 Germania Brauerei Hamburg Wansbeck Exportbier Export 1052.5 1014.7 13.02 4.90 72.00%
1893 Brauerei Hammonia Hamburg Pilsener Pilsener 1052.8 1020.3 13.09 4.20 61.55%
1880 Leitmeritz Brauerei Elbschloss Hamburg Lagerbier Lagerbier 1053.0 1011.7 13.13 5.38 77.92%
1893 Brauerei Bahrenfeld Lagerbier Lagerbier 1053.1 1017.8 13.16 4.56 66.48% 0.272
1893 Hansa-Brauerei Hamburg Lagerbier Lagerbier 1053.3 1014.0 13.20 5.10 73.73% 0.270
1893 Brauerei Ditmarsia Heide Lagerbier Lagerbier 1054.0 1014.4 13.37 5.15 73.33%
1893 Elbschloss-Brauerei Hamburg Lagerbier Lagerbier 1054.2 1018.6 13.42 4.60 65.68% 0.300
1893 Einbecker Export-Lagerbier-Brauerei Einbeck Lagerbier Lagerbier 1054.6 1016.8 13.51 4.90 69.23% 0.110
1893 Marienthaler Gesellschaft Marienthal Helles Exportbier Export 1055.0 1016.4 13.59 5.00 70.15% 0.175
1893 Brauerei Hammonia Hamburg Lagerbier Lagerbier 1055.3 1021.5 13.67 4.36 61.12% 0.198
1893 Hansa-Brauerei Hamburg Export Lagerbier Export 1056.0 1016.7 13.84 5.10 70.18% 0.212
1893 Löwen-Brauerei Hamburg Pilsener Pilsener 1056.1 1015.9 13.85 5.21 71.63% 0.405
1893 Kronen u.  Hamburg? Krystall-Lagerbier Lagerbier 1057.1 1012.6 14.10 5.80 77.93%
1893 Kaiserblume Hamburg? Lagerbier Lagerbier 1058.0 1011.9 14.31 6.01 79.48% 0.200
1880 Von Uelzen Hamburg Uelzen Lagerbier Lagerbier 1058.7 1013.4 14.47 5.90 77.17%
1893 Löwen-Brauerei Hamburg Prälatenbräu ??? 1058.7 1016.4 14.47 5.50 72.06% 0.315
1893 Marienthaler Gesellschaft Marienthal Lagerbier Lagerbier 1059.8 1018.5 14.72 5.35 69.04% 0.198
1893 Brauerei Hammonia Hamburg Klosterbräu ??? 1059.8 1023.4 14.73 4.70 60.87% 0.300
1880 Von Uelzen Hamburg Uelzen Lagerbier Lagerbier 1063.0 1014.6 15.47 6.31 76.83%
1880 Holsten Brauerei Hamburg Altona Lagerbier Lagerbier 1064.6 1009.5 15.84 7.23 85.29%

1053.6 1015.2 13.28 4.98 71.45% 0.252
Chemie der menschlichen Nahrungs- und Genussmittel by Joseph König, 1903, pages 1102 - 1156

Again, there are examples at the top and bottom end that look like they belong elsewhere. The bottom three - all under 12º Plato - look more like Schenkbier. At the top are a couple that look like Bock. You may have heard of the brewery behind the strongest of the set: Holsten. Now isn't that handy. The Holsten website list the OG in Plato. Which means I can put together a little table of their beers.

Holsten beers in 2014
Year Beer Style OG FG OG Plato ABV attenuation bitterness (EBU)
2014 Pilsener Pilsener 1044.9 1008.0 11.20 4.80 82.17% 28
2014 Edel Helles 1044.9 1007.3 11.20 4.90 83.73% 23
2014 Export Export 1047.4 1007.5 11.80 5.20 84.17% 27
2014 Extra Herb Pilsener 1044.9 1006.5 11.20 5.00 85.51% 40
2014 Stark  Bockbier, Dunkel 1066.2 1012.7 16.20 7.00 80.88% 16
Holsten website http://www.holsten-pilsener.de/biere.html

That's interesting. The rate of attenuation has hardly increased. But that's only because the Holsten had untypically high rates of attenuation. The strongest 19th-century Lagerbier even has a higher degree of attenuation that the nearest equivalent modern beer, Stark.

Einbecker Brauhaus also list the OG, so I can treat you to another table:

Einbecker Brauhaus beers in 2014
Year Beer Style OG FG OG Plato ABV attenuation
2014 Brauherren Pils Pilsener 1045.7 1008.1 11.40 4.90 82.27%
2014 Dunkel Dunkles 1046.1 1008.5 11.50 4.90 81.57%
2014 Weihnachtsbier Festbier 1050.7 1010.1 12.60 5.30 80.19%
2014 Ur-Bock Dunkel Bockbier, Dunkel 1066.2 1016.3 16.20 6.50 75.36%
2014 Ur-Bock Hell Bockbier, Hell 1066.2 1016.3 16.20 6.50 75.36%
2014 Mai-Ur-Bock Bockbier, Hell 1066.2 1016.3 16.20 6.50 75.36%
2014 Winter-Bock Bockbier, Bernstein 1074.9 1017.5 18.20 7.50 76.63%
2014 Premium Pilsener Pilsener 1044.9 1008.0 11.20 4.80 82.17%
2014 Landbier Spezial Landbier 1047.4 1007.5 11.80 5.20 84.17%
Einbecker website http://www.einbecker.de/product-range

In this case the modern attenuation is much higher, as you would expect.

Once again, the average lactic acid content, at 0.252%, looks very high.

On to Bremen. What a weird set these are. For a start, half of them are dark. Though I'm not sure exactly what colour "Hellbraun" (pale brown) is. Only the Piksener and the beer below it really seem to Lagerbier strength. most of the examples aren't just in Bock country, they've strayed well up the Doppelbock mountain. I fail top see how these can be described as Lagerbier.

Bremen Lagerbiers 1879 - 1884
Year Brewer Town Beer Style OG FG OG Plato ABV attenuation Lactic acid % CO2 %
1879 Unknown Bremen Lagerbier Hellbraun Dunkles 1035.5 1014.5 8.94 0.00 71.59%
1884 Hemelingen bei Bremen Bremen Lagerbier Lagerbier 1049.5 1012.1 12.31 2.71 59.15% 0.137 0.174
1884 Bremer Aktien-Brauerei Bremen Pilsener Pilsener 1050.3 1009.1 12.50 4.86 75.56% 0.145 0.168
1884 Bremer Aktien-Brauerei Bremen Lagerbier Lagerbier 1060.6 1016.2 14.91 5.38 81.91% 0.142 0.152
1884 Andr. Müller, Bremen Bremen Lagerbier Lagerbier 1064.4 1011.7 15.79 5.78 73.27% 0.040 0.260
1879 Unknown Bremen Lagerbier braun Dunkles 1067.1 1012.0 16.42 6.89 81.83%
1879 Unknown Bremen Lagerbier Hellbraun Dunkles 1067.1 1012.0 16.42 7.21 82.12%
1884 Andr. Müller, Bremen Bremen Lagerbier Lagerbier 1067.7 1013.8 16.56 7.21 82.12% 0.010 0.220
1879 Unknown Bremen Lagerbier braun Dunkles 1070.0 1016.5 17.08 7.05 79.62%
1879 Unknown Bremen Lagerbier braun Dunkles 1081.4 1014.0 19.67 6.98 76.43%
1879 Unknown Bremen Lagerbier Hellbraun Dunkles 1082.6 1016.0 19.94 6.98 76.43%
Average 1063.3 1013.4 15.50 5.55 76.36% 0.095 0.195
Chemie der menschlichen Nahrungs- und Genussmittel by Joseph König, 1903, pages 1102 - 1156

The rate of attenuation is shockingly high - over 80% for some beers with gravities over 16º Plato. And blow me, the level of lactic acid is actually just about acceptable , resting a little below 0.1%.

Finally the beers from Kiel. It's worth noting that at this point Kiel hadn't long been part of Germany. Schleswig-Holstein, the region it's in, was Danish until 1864.

Kiel Lagerbiers 1884 - 1893
Year Brewer Town Beer Style OG FG OG Plato ABV attenuation Lactic acid % CO2 %
1884 Schlüter & Co., Kiel Kiel Hell Helles 1050.0 1015.5 12.42 0.00 78.76% 0.111 0.169
1884 Kieler Aktein-Brauerei Kiel nach Wiener Art Vienna 1050.3 1015.3 12.50 4.48 69.00% 0.020 0.390
1893 Brauerei Holsatia, Kiel Kiel Lagerbier Lagerbier 1051.0 1016.3 12.66 4.54 69.58% 0.133
1884 Schlüter & Co.,  Kiel Dunkel Dunkles 1052.4 1013.8 12.99 4.54 69.58% 0.128 0.150
1884 Dreves & Co., Kiel Kiel Lagerbier Lagerbier 1063.2 1018.9 15.52 5.01 73.66% 0.020 0.310
Average 1053.4 1016.0 13.22 3.71 72.12% 0.070 0.230
Chemie der menschlichen Nahrungs- und Genussmittel by Joseph König, 1903, pages 1102 - 1156

There's a bit of everything in there: Helles, Dunkles and Vienna Lagers. And they all look like Lagerbiers, except for the strongest example. With that excluded the average gravity is 1050.9. I've not much else to say, other than that the average lactic acid content is the lowest we've seen so far: 0.07. Well done, Kiel!

I'm not too sure what normal CO2 levels are. I can say that the beers of Kiel were fizzier than those of Bremen. Is that good or bad?

What next? Königsberg and Erfurt. I  think. Might change my mind.

09/18/2014 01:20 AM
Beer In Ads #1316: Pitching Horseshoes
Wednesday’s ad is another one from the United Brewers Industrial Foundation, again from 1944. This was well before the “Beer Belongs” series, but after World War II began. This one is part of an award-winning series of ads they did during the war to help boost morale on the home...

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

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

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

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

Metro Denver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boulder County

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

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

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

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

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

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

Southern Front Range

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

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

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

Mountains and West

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

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

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

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

09/17/2014 06:37 PM
Crux Fermentation Project Partners With Columbia Distributing For Reliable Availability

(Bend, OR.) It’s time. The crew at Crux Fermentation Project has met its threshold to self-distribute its limited quantities of …

The post Crux Fermentation Project Partners With Columbia Distributing For Reliable Availability appeared first on thefullpint.com.

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


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

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

09/17/2014 05:05 PM
Get Ready to Try Icicle Brewing at The Great American Beer Festival

Whether it’s your first year going to The Great American Beer Festival or you are a seasoned vet, you can count on being overwh…

The post Get Ready to Try Icicle Brewing at The Great American Beer Festival appeared first on thefullpint.com.

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

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

09/17/2014 03:40 PM
Gerard Depardieu sez he can drink 14 bottles of wine a day
The prolific character actor Gerard Depardieu made headlines when he decided to leave his native country of France behind and become a citizen of Russia due to the high taxes in France. Depardieu is back in the news again with stories about how much wine he can drink. NewKerala.com reported on Sept. 13, 2014 that […]

09/17/2014 03:34 PM
NFL Beer Prices Continue To Make Movie Popcorn Look Like A Bargain
I took a look at Beer Prices By Football Stadium in 2012, and you’ll probably be as un-shocked as it’s possible to be to learn that they’re even higher today than two years ago. According to a report by Business Insider, the “average cost for a small draft beer at NFL games...

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09/17/2014 03:33 PM
Bud Light Doesn’t Want To Be The Official Beer Of Domestic Violence
As the company behind Bud Light, the official beer of the National Football League, Anheuser-Busch In Bev has some major pull in professional football. Which is why the company has some strong words for the NFL over recent reports of domestic violence off the field and how the league has handled these situations. Not well […]

09/17/2014 03:08 PM
Breckenridge’s New Colorado Brewery Goes From Plans To Progress

Denver, CO – Early last year, Breckenridge Brewery announced the plans for its new 85,000 sq. ft., $35 Million brewery and …

The post Breckenridge’s New Colorado Brewery Goes From Plans To Progress appeared first on thefullpint.com.

09/17/2014 03:06 PM
09/17/2014 Llywelyn’s Pub Presenting a Brew You Never Knew
While it’s fun to be on the hunt to try and find that special or fun beer, it can be pretty tiring. Well, you can stop running all around town and visit Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves, Central West End, and St. Charles to see something cool on tap. Llywelyn’s is continuing their program that [...]

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

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

09/17/2014 02:49 PM
Denver Beer Co. Will Be Pouring at GABF 2014

It seems like a no brainer that any craft brewery in Colorado that can enter into the Great American Beer Festival should and will. De…

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

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

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

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

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

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

09/17/2014 11:35 AM
BREWLAND film featuring Hill Farmstead, The Alchemist and Evil Twin seeks funds
Sponsored Press Release:  THE CAMPAIGN Rough Water Films has launched an IndieGoGo campaign for BREWLAND to raise $65,000 by September 30th,2014. The purpose of the campaign is to raise the funds necessary to complete the remainder of the production. BREWLAND […]

09/17/2014 11:28 AM
All About Beer Magazine sold
Daniel Bradford, owner of All About Beer Magazine for 22 years, has sold Chautauqua, Inc. to a North Carolina company led by Christopher Rice. “I’m excited about the energy and resources Chris and the All About Beer team will bring […]

09/17/2014 09:34 AM
New Albion Brewing Company to return during Cleveland Beer Week
According to the Brewers Association, more than 3,000 breweries – the vast majority of them small and independent – now pepper the landscape of the United States. Those who know their history pay homage to ...

09/17/2014 08:42 AM
What are the odds?
What were the odds that these two Major League Baseball teams, separated by only 35 miles of Baltimore-Washington Parkway traffic, would both be playing in the 2014 baseball playoffs?

The Baltimore Orioles, at home last evening, defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2, to clinch the American League East title, and guarantee a playoff berth. The Washington Nationals, playing in Atlanta, defeated the Braves, their nemesis for much of the season, 3-0, securing the National League East title and a playoff spot.

What are the odds that —these American League Baltimore Orioles, in that Maryland city since 1954, and these National League Washington Nationals, who in 2005, brought baseball back to the Nation's Capital after a thirty-three year drought— that these two neighboring teams might play each other in the World Series, the Orioles not being there since 1983, the Nationals never? *

Whisper it; don't jinx it. The Cardinals, Dodgers, Giants, and Pirates, and the Tigers, Royals, Angels, and A's, all are yet barring the way. But dare to dream it.

In the National's locker room celebration last night, amidst the spraying of the Dom Perignon and the foaming of the Miller Lites, outfielder Jayson Werth drank a Bard's Beer, gluten-free. Two weeks from now, it's baseball in October: that magical, wonderful time. Anything could happen, and the beer —sorghum or barley-malt— will be cold.

* From Neil Greenberg at the Washington Post Fancy Stats:
According to Fangraphs, the Nats have a 35.1 percent chance at making the World Series, while the Orioles sport a 18.8 percent chance. That means there is a 6.6 percent chance at these two meeting for all the marbles, or 14-to-1 odds.
Thanks to reader Gregg Wiggins for pointing this out. See comments below.

09/17/2014 08:41 AM
New Belgium announces fall line up
New Belgium Brewing Company, the makers of beer-lover favorite Fat Tire, has announced their fall beer line up. The collection includes a return of the popular Pumpkick pumpkin ale, a return entry from the Lips of Faith series Le Terroir American sour ale and a new entry to the Hop Kitchen series called Hop the […]

09/17/2014 08:34 AM
All About Beer Magazine sold
Daniel Bradford, owner of All About Beer Magazine for 22 years, has sold Chautauqua, Inc. to a North Carolina company led by Christopher Rice. “I’m excited about the energy and resources Chris and the All About Beer team will bring to both magazine and festivals,” Bradford said for a press release. He purchased the company […]

09/17/2014 08:19 AM
Drink and Live Longer
Not only does an alcoholic drink or or two add enjoyment to your life, a new study suggests it will also add years to your life.
But a new paper in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that — for reasons that aren't entirely clear — abstaining from alcohol does tend to increase one's risk of dying, even when you exclude former problem drinkers. The most shocking part? Abstainers' mortality rates are higher than those of heavy drinkers. 
Moderate drinking, which is defined as one to three drinks per day, is associated with the lowest mortality rates in alcohol studies. Moderate alcohol use (especially when the beverage of choice is red wine) is thought to improve heart health, circulation and sociability, which can be important because people who are isolated don't have as many family members and friends who can notice and help treat health problems.

The report acknowledges that there may other factors involved, such as previous health issues of non-drinkers, socioeconomic class, and physical activity. However, over a twenty year period, even accounting for those variables, the report states, "mortality rates were highest for those who were not current drinkers, regardless of whether they used to be alcoholics, second highest for heavy drinkers and lowest for moderate drinkers."

Or maybe happy people simply live longer.

See "Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?" for the complete story.

[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

09/17/2014 07:40 AM
Ein, zwei, Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest begins in Munich on Saturday, as well as in Cincinnati, Denver, Mount Angel, Brooklyn, St. Louis and various other locations. They keep coming throughout the next month. The photo at the top was taken in Stuttgart six years ago at Cannstatter Volkfest (imagine the Wisconsin State Fair without the agricultural displays but a lot […]

09/17/2014 05:54 AM
Washington Celebrates Oktoberfest 2014
Don’t confuse Oktoberfest with the month of October. Oktoberfest “officially” runs runs from noon on Saturday, September 20th through Sunday October 5th 2014. In Washington, you can expect Oktoberfest/Octoberfest activities from now until the end of October. Washington does LOVE its beer!  I try to be thorough as I can but I always miss something. If […]

09/17/2014 05:00 AM
4th Annual OMSI After Dark: Brewfest
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the science that goes into beer? Well OMSI has you covered at their upcoming 4th Annual OMSI After Dark: Brewfest taking place on Wednesday, September 24th from 6:00 to 10:00pm. OMSI After Dark: Brewfest is where one can come to not just drink the beer but to […]

09/17/2014 03:05 AM
Watney Stout quality 1922 - 1925
I just noticed that I'd jumped over Watney. How on earth did I manage overlook them? Not to worry, that will all be put right now.

Since starting this series I've come to have a sneaking respect for Watney's beers. Their consistently high scores can't be a fluke. Yes they were the largest brewery in London and one of the largest in the country. The biggest brewery making the best beer. It's not a situation you'd find today.

I'd thought about publishing a whole load more financial stuff about Watney. But I can't be arsed to traipse through the newspaper archive looking for their annual results for the 1920's. Sorry, but I'm an intensely lazy person at heart. But this one I did find should give a good impression of the state of Watney's finances.

"Watney Combe.
It was announced Friday afternoon that the dividend on Watney Combe Reid stock was to be increased from 17 per cent, to 19 per cent, for the year to June 30 last. The report is now available, and shows trading profits of £1,365,483. This compares with £1,340,735 the year before.

Another £400,000 is placed to general reserve, but it is stated that a similar amount placed to reserve last year has been expended improving properties and converting leaseholds into freehold. The general reserve is £759,455.

The financial position is very sound. There are investments in Government securities for £532,879."
Dundee Courier - Monday 30 July 1928, page 2.

It looks like they were rolling in money. They probably brewed around ten times as much beer as Wenlock Brewery. So you'd expect their profits to be ten times higher. In 1927 and 1928 Wenlock's net profits were £119,201 and £122,047 respectively, meaning Watney's profits were indeed about ten times those of Wenlock.

That's it for the money stuff. I've decided to talk about Watney's other Stouts instead. Like many London brewers, they made several Stouts. They were: Family Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Special Stout and Special Stout for Belgium. All were in bottled form. In addition there was at least one, and possibly two, draught Stouts.

Watney Stouts 1921 - 1929
Year Beer Price size package Acidity OG FG ABV App. Atten-uation
1921 Family Stout 17d quart bottled 1046.3 1012.5 4.39 73.00%
1922 Family Stout 17d quart bottled 1043.9 1010.9 4.28 75.17%
1922 Family Stout 9d pint bottled 1044.3 1012.5 4.12 71.78%
1923 Family Stout bottled 1046.5 1011 4.61 76.34%
1921 Reids Family Stout 9d pint bottled 1045 1010.7 4.46 76.22%
1926 Reids Family Stout 8d pint bottled 1048.5
1927 Reids Family Stout bottled 1047.7 1012.3 4.60 74.21%
1928 Reids Family Stout 8d pint bottled 1050.2 1012.7 4.87 74.70%
1929 Reids Family Stout 8d pint bottled 0.18 1047.8 1007.3 5.28 84.73%
1921 Reids Oatmeal Stout 9d pint bottled 1045.5 1009.7 4.66 78.68%
1922 Oatmeal Stout bottled 1047.4 1009.3 4.96 80.38%
1928 Reids Oatmeal Stout 8d pint bottled 0.07 1050 1015.6 4.46 68.80%
1928 Reids Special Stout pint bottled 1056 1014.7 5.37 73.75%
1921 Special Stout 13d pint bottled 1059 1016.2 5.56 72.54%
1922 Special Stout bottled 1057.8 1015.9 5.44 72.49%
1923 Special Stout bottled 1054.3 1013.8 5.26 74.59%
1922 Special Stout (Belgian sample) 9d pint bottled 1067.1 1023.8 5.60 64.53%
1929 Stout 8d pint bottled 1047 1010.8 4.71 77.02%
1929 Stout 8d pint bottled 0.06 1046 1010.8 4.57 76.52%
1921 Stout 9d pint draught 1053.4 1014.8 5.01 72.28%
1921 Stout 9d pint draught 1054.5 1014.4 5.21 73.58%
1921 Stout 9d pint draught 1045.7 1009.8 4.67 78.56%
1926 Stout 8d pint draught 1053.9
1926 Stout 8d pint draught 1052.7
1926 Stout 8d pint draught 1053.6
1929 Stout 8d pint draught 0.08 1055.9 1014.5 5.38 74.06%
1929 Stout 8d pint draught 0.07 1052.9 1012.1 5.31 77.13%
Whitbread Gravity book held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number LMA/4453/D/02/001
Truman Gravity Book held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number B/THB/C/252

It's not always made clear in the sources exactly how these beers were branded. Sometimes they are describes as Reid, but others not. Watney seemed to prefer to brand its bottled Stouts as Reid, presumably because, as an old Porter brewery, they would be associated with Stout. Watney's continued to use the Reid name for at least 30 years after the Griffin Brewery in Clerkenwell closed.

Doubtless Watney parti-gyled these Stouts in various combinations. Family Stout, Reids Family Stout, Oatmeal Stout and Reids Oatmeal Stout all look like the same beer to me. I bet they pulled the trick of throwing the odd pound of oats into the grist for all Stouts so they could legally describe some of it as Oatmeal Stout.

Special Stout and Reids Special Stout are probably the same beer as each other and the draught Stout. Though possible they've been slightly tweaked. The Belgian Special Stout probably resembles Watney's pre-war Stout. That's what most breweries did: kept brewing export versions at pre-war strength.

With a couple of exceptions, the rate of attenuation is high, with a couple even over 80%. Were they getting some extra conditioning before bottling?

Right, now on to their draught Stout. It's of the 9d (8d after 1923) type. It's a little stronger and more highly-attenuated than average, but not by a huge amount.  The sample that's only 1046.3 looks like it's a weaker 8d/7s Stout./ Unless it's been seriously watered. But it does look suspiciously like Family Stout. It's been sold at 9d a pint, which screams "cheating landlord" at me.

Will their Stout continue Watney's good run?

Watney Stout quality 1922 - 1925
Year Beer FG OG ABV App. Atten-uation Flavour score Price
1922 Stout 1014.7 1057.7 5.59 74.52% clean 1 9
1922 Stout 1012.4 1055.9 5.67 77.82% good 2 9
1922 Stout 1013.2 1056.2 5.60 76.51% good 2 9
1922 Stout 1012.8 1054.8 5.47 76.64% poor -1 9
1922 Stout 1013.7 1055.2 5.40 75.18% yeast bitter -1 9
1923 Stout 1013 1056.5 5.66 76.99% fair 1 9
1923 Stout 1013.6 1056.1 5.53 75.76% fair 1 9
1923 Stout 1015.2 1056.2 5.33 72.95% good 2 8
1923 Stout 1010.8 1046.3 4.61 76.67% only fair 1 9
1923 Stout 1012 1055 5.60 78.18% v fair 2 9
1923 Stout 1013.2 1055.2 5.46 76.09% v fair 2 8
1923 Stout 1013.8 1054.8 5.33 74.82% v fair 2 8
1923 Stout 1012.5 1054.5 5.47 77.06% very fair 2 9
1924 Stout 1015.4 1053.4 4.93 71.16% good 2 8
1924 Stout 1013.2 1054.9 5.43 75.96% v poor -2 8
1925 Stout 1015.4 1055.9 5.26 72.45% good 2 8
Average  1013.4 1054.9 5.40 75.55% 1.13
Whitbread Gravity book held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number LMA/4453/D/02/001

Yes, it will. Thirteen from sixteen achieved positive scores, including 9 2's. The overall average is a very decent 1.13.

It'll feel weird seeking out Watney's pubs when I'm holidaying in the 1920's. But they're probably the safest bet.

09/17/2014 03:00 AM
Brewery News: WA: Everett: Scuttlebutt Brewing Hoptopia IPA awarded Silver medal at the International Beer Competition in Japan
The International Beer Competition (IBC) is the most prestigious beer competition to be held in the country and has been running annually since 1996. It is open to beers brewed anywhere in the world and provides the opportunity for international beers to compete against some of Japans finest craft and commercial brews. As with the JABC judges for the event are selected from Japanese brewers and members of the public who have successfully completed the "BeerJudge" certification programme (run in Japan by the BTO) as well as overseas industry professionals.

Hosted every year, the International Beer Competition invites breweries (throughout the world) to compete side-by-side against local (Japanese) breweries. And out of 99 categories, two local breweries from the Pacific Northwest, placed. Those two breweries were (Washington locals) Scuttlebutt Brewing and Schooner Exact.

Overjoyed by their recent win, the folks at Scuttlebutt reached out to the media and shared this press release.

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company is proud to announce that its Hoptopia Imperial IPA was awarded the Silver Medal, in the English Style IPA category, at the International Beer Cup held in Yokohama, Japan.

Judging of 600 commercial beers in 105 style categories was conducted by 60 judges from 20 different countries on September 10th and 11th. The winners were announced on September 13th at the Great Japan Beer Festival, advertised as the largest Beer Festival in Asia.

The International Beer Cup was created in 1996 the Japanese Craft Beer Association, a nonprofit organization formed in 1994 after deregulation of the Japanese beer market. The stated purpose is to promote and develop appreciation of the new generation of craft beers, from Japan and world wide. This years attendance exceeded 20,000 people.

Scuttlebutt's Hoptopia is constructed as an English Style IPA primarily using North American ingredients. Full bodied with a silky smooth mouth feel, pine and biscuit in the nose and a persistent earthy green bitterness throughout the whole experience. Hoptopia is 8% abv and 75 IBUs. It's available year round in 12 and 22 oz bottles and on draft.

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company was started in 1996 by Phil and “Scuttle” Bannan. With roots firmly planted in Everett, Scuttlebutt's products are now available in 21 states along with limited distribution in Canada and Japan.

09/17/2014 12:22 AM
Craft Beer Education highlights new SF Craft Beer Festival on October 18th
Sponsored Press Release:  (San Francisco, CA) – The Hand Crafted Tasting Company is proud to announce that the SF Craft Beer Festival comes to the Herbst Pavilion in Fort Mason on Saturday, October 18th. The Fall Harvest-themed tasting will include […]

09/17/2014 12:02 AM
Northern Craft Beer Festival
Melbourne's Pentridge Prison plays home to the inaugural Northern Craft Beer Festival this Sunday, 21 September...

09/16/2014 05:28 PM
Colorado Beer News 091614
Colorado Beer NewsToday is Get Ready Day. This is a day to take steps to help prepare you and your family for the possibility of a disaster. This includes readiness for illnesses, natural disasters (floods, storms, fire, etc) and other emergencies. How prepared are you for an emergency? Take steps today to stock up on things you might need in case of an unexpected catastrophe. Speaking of stocking up, you can also use this day to stock up on your favorite craft beer. After all, you never know where your next beer might come from. Better stock up just to be sure. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, September 16th, 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

Barrels and Bottles Brewery (Golden) - Want a chance to go to the GABF but don't have a ticket? Please join Barrels and Bottles for their 1 year anniversary celebration this Saturday evening, September 20th. If you can't make it Saturday evening, please stop in this week for a pint and buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a pair of GABF tickets. Raffle tickets cost $1 each or $5 for 6. All money collected from this raffle will go to Miles for Melanoma, Melanoma Research Foundation, Food Bank of the Rockies. Tickets were donated by Voss Farms Colorado. They are giving away a total of two pairs of tickets for the Friday night (October 3rd) GABF session. Special tap releases all day long. [600 12th St, Golden, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - September Cask Month continues at CKBC this Wednesday with a tapping of a Pomegranate Molasses Blonde ale. Something new on cask each Wednesday. Stop in for a glass. The Ckrepes food truck will also be on hand that day at 3pm. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

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

Epic Brewing (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] This week is Epic Brewing's One Year Anniversary Week! They will be celebrating all week long with events. Stop in any day through Saturday September 20th. Win a brew day at Epic – Patrons are invited to use the Taproom Typewriter to leave us a note, a poem, or a short essay about why they love Colorado. One lucky winner will get to brew a batch of Escape to Colorado IPA with our brewers. Also, enter for a chance to win a custom Epic KOTA Longboard. Tickets are $2.00 and proceeds benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild. Today Epic is selling limited edition Escape to Colorado T-shirts. Shirts are $20 and come with a six pack of Escape to Colorado cans or $15 with a bomber. Wednesday 9/17 is Tapas Night. Roaming Bull Brasserie, a local food truck, will be preparing tapas items featuring local ingredients. There will also be two special real-ale firkins of Escape to Colorado IPA. These firkins were made by local homebrewers during the recent American Homebrewers Association Rally. Thursday is Finger Painting - Beertender and artist Eric Matelski will be leading participants through a Colorado themed finger painting. Participation is free but can be messy. Friday 9/19 is Fan Friday - Show a little love by wearing your Epic gear. There will be specials throughout the day on both draft and packaged beer. And finally on Saturday 9/20 it's Escape to Colorado IPA Firkin Day - they will be tapping three different cask hopped versions of Escape to Colorado IPA. Each firkin was packed with whole leaf hops and cellared to showcase the. The varieties include Apollo, Amarillo, and Chinook with spruce tips. The firkins will be tapped at 1pm. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co (Edgewater) - It's their two month anniversary and they're celebrating by releasing Fresh Nugz, their wet hop pale ale. Joyride's brewmaster did some "quality control" this morning and gave it a thumbs up! They also have their weekly bike ride around the lake tonight, meet next door at Yawp Cyclery at 6:30pm for a 7pm departure. Happy hour pricing for those who ride! Plus, they have a new food truck, JR's Smokehouse. It's a great night to Hop On! [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - What do "20oz Alice", "16oz 3 Putt", and "13oz Porter" all have in common? They're $2 off today! Enjoy $2 off ALL beers ALL sizes. It's $2 Tuesday. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - It's officially their anniversary week and things are starting to come together. The corn hole is set up, barrel aged beers are kegged and carbonated, the guitars are tuned, vocals are warmed up and the brewery is about as clean as it's been in a year. They're ready to rock out with their bock out. For more info on their anniversary celebration visit their website. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - It's $2 Tuesday where you can get $2 pints of beer and $2 slices of cheese pizza. Choose from Regular or Oak-aged Liquid Resume Pale Ale, Dank IPA, Ryot Amber Rye Ale, Ron Burgundy Wet Hop Ale, Toffee Porter, Leaves of Lemongrass Belgian Witbier, or Model Citizen Golden Ale. Plus, trivia tonight from 9-11pm. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D, Aurora, CO]

Call to Arms Brewing Co (Denver) - In the wake of their inaugural Peace & Assist event, their friends at Cannonball Creek Brewing Company were kind enough to save them a keg of their collaborative Belgian farmhouse ale brewed with hibiscus, pink peppercorns, and cardamom, and fermented with a brett/Dupont yeast blend. That 15.5 gallon keg will now become three 5.16 gallon pins, and those three pins will soon find shelter within three of Denver's finest taprooms. Their 1st tapping will take place Monday, September 29th at Cheba Hut Toasted Subs-Denver during their Colorado Craft Brew Kickoff Party for the GABF starting at 6 PM. The 2nd tapping will take place at Star Bar (Denver) on Tuesday, September 30th. The keg will be pouring once Star Bar opens at 4 PM, and the Call to Arms gang will roll in around 6 PM. The last tapping will take place on the final evening of the Great American Beef Fest: Saturday, October 4th at Berkeley Untapped. The beer will be on tap starting at 4 PM, and the Call to Arms posse will be there all night long. The fine folks at Untapped give at least $.25 from each drink purchase to an environmental, humanitarian, or animal charity, and in that spirit, they plan to work together to donate a percentage of the sales of P&A No.1 to Mount Saint Vincent Home. Call to Arms plans to open their brewery in early 2015 at 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO.

Parry's Pizza (Highlands Ranch) - Mark your calendars! Grimm Brothers Brewhouse will be sampling their beer and handing out free pint glasses (while supplies last). They're doing this from 6pm-8pm, September 26th at the Highlands Ranch Parry's Pizza location. Get down there and get some glass! It's a pint night! Always 50 craft beers on draft. #AleYeah [9567 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Reminder that for trivia tomorrow night, the winner gets a pair of tickets to the GABF! Come in have a beer and try to win. [8071 S Broadway Ste A, Littleton, CO]

World of Beer LoDo (Denver) - Just in time for GABF season, World of Beer LoDo opens its doors this SUNDAY at 11am! Come join in for their GRAND OPENING where you can watch football, try their amazing tavern fare, and of course, sip on endless amounts of delicious craft beer (drink responsibly). This marks the third location in the Denver metro area for World of Beer. World of Beer LoDo is located at: 1555 Blake St, Unit 102, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Fans of Avery's big coffee-infused version of Mephistopheles Imperial Stout - aka Tweak - will be thrilled to learn that Avery Brewing plans to put Tweak in bottles for a future release later this year. Tweak already has a label with a bottled on date of November 2, 2014. The brew will weigh in around 15.9% and be released in 12oz bottles presumably sometime in November. Expect to hear about a big release event in the weeks to come. Previously, Tweak was only available on tap during special occasions (like GABF and other events). This Tweak release will be part of Avery's Annual Barrel Series. These bottles will be marked as "Batch No. 1". Stay tuned for further news on this bottle release.

BRU handbuilt ales & eats (Boulder) - Starting today, Tuesdays just got a lot more awesome with ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR! It starts today (9/16). Get $3 16oz or $5 22oz handbuilt ales, $4 wine and delicious eats priced from $1.50 to $4 each. [5290 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Frederick) - Tonight is GABF Trivia Tuesday. Come play trivia tonight for a chance to win Great American Beer Festival tickets. Chaulkboard Gourmet Express will be serving the tap room 5:30-8:30pm and trivia starts at 7pm. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - It's back! The return of Warrior IPA comes this Friday, September 19th at the taproom! Plus join in for their little toast to their 21st anniversary and an After Hours concert featuring Leftapalooza winner My Blue Sky! [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Speaking of odd... Odd13 Brewing is now officially on the corner of S Couch Ave and E Simpson Dr. That's right, they are on a different corner, without even moving! The City of Lafayette officially changed the name of the cross streets, as Gough has no known historical significance, but Couch does. There was a Dr Couch located in Lafayette, and it is thought the typesetter actually replaced C's with G's.
Come on out for Trivia this evening at 7pm, and have a bite to eat from Bumper Crop. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

New Belgium Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] As summer changes over to fall, New Belgium Brewing unveils its new line-up for the cooler weather. Pumpkick is back after debuting in 2013, this time with new artwork, but the same spices and bite of bitterness. This beer encompasses all that is fall, pouring a festive orange color with a slight haze and finishing quick and dry. Pumpkick is a spiced ale brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. It has a unique, tart kick from cranberries and a hint of lemongrass. Added oats cream up the mouthfeel, making this anything but your typical pumpkin beer. Pumpkick is 6 percent ABV and 18 IBUs. It is available in 12 oz. bottles and draft now through October. The Lips of Faith series adds Le Terroir, a dry-hopped American sour ale packing the bold, hoppy nose of an American IPA and all the pucker of a well-crafted sour. Le Terroir is a French term meaning “of the earth,” and references the environmental conditions that affect the beer. The Amarillo hops serve as an aromatic complement to its complex, wood-aged backbone, leaving no bitterness. A juicy finish rounds it out. Le Terroir is 7.5 percent ABV and available in 22 oz. bombers and on draft now through December. In the Hop Kitchen Series, Hop the Pond is a double IPA brewed with Admiral hops from England, Galaxy hops from Australia, Styrian Dana hops and Citra hops from the U.S. This beer hints of malty sweetness with big bitterness that bounds in with a full, fireball temperament. Brewed with raw international materials, Hop the Pond is a potent mixture of tropical fruits and herbal, resinous notes. Its diverse flavors and aromas will bounce truly adventurous hopheads around the world in 80 IBUs. Hop the Pond is 8 percent ABV and is available on draft now until it’s gone. [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Tomorrow marks another in a long line of Wednesday Firkin releases. At 5pm High Hops will tap a firkin of their "Pretzel Porter". They added two pounds of pretzels to the mash in this rich, malty brew. Then on Thursday, September 18th you can get a sneak peak taste of Monster Mash, a Pumpkin Pie Porter. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Loveland Aleworks just released their Blueberry Sour Ale. This is billed as a seriously funky sour ale with delicate blueberry flavor. It is crisp and semi-dry with notable acidity on the front end. It finishes with earthy and wild flavors. Surprisingly quaffable at 6.3% ABV. Available now in the taproom.

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Don't forget that today is their Flood Hound Ale taproom release at 2pm. It's their popular Red Necktar aged 6 months in a Spirit Hound's flood rum barrel. You're gonna love it! [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today is Taster Tray Tuesday. Get $2 off taster trays today. They've got 10 delicious brews to choose from - or simply choose them all! Another special, if you're paying attention:
When you come in today and tell your fabulous beer tender these exact words, "Congratulations on your Wedding this Sunday!", you'll get $1 off a pint! [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Smiling Toad Brewery (Colorado Springs) - It's Tuesday and that means another busy week of pouring beer at their new taproom. Here are their brews of the week: Wet Hopped IPA, Pale Ale, Amber, Vanilla Porter, Scotch Wee Heavy, IPA, and Lavender. Bite Me Gourmet Sausages will also be on site today. [1757 S 8th St, Ste 100, Colo. Springs, CO]

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - Monument Beer Week continues at PPBC tonight. They're hosting a 2011 Tap Takeover and are pouring beers from Colorado breweries that also opened in 2011. Come taste beers from Arvada Beer Co, CAUTION: Brewing, Copper Kettle Brewing, Denver Beer Co, Renegade Brewing and of course Pikes Peak Brewing. [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Mountains and West

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - They have a few tickets left for tonight's Bacon & Beer Pairing event! Join in at 6pm for a full pint of your choice then the pairings will begin at 6:30pm. There are 5 bacon infused small plate dishes each perfectly paired with a Kannah Creek beer. The event is led by their brewer Pete and is just $25. Stop by the brewpub to reserve your tickets! [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - [PRESS RELEASE] This September sees two limited releases for Ska Brewing Co.––the Local Series Hoperation Ivy Fresh-Hop IPA and the Autumnal Molé Stout. Hoperation Ivy was brewed within hours of the hop harvest in August and will hit shelves September 16th as #24 in Ska’s Local Series. This year’s “all-Colorado” batch used fresh Colorado Cascade hops from High Wire Hop Farms in Paonia and grain from Colorado Malting Company in Alamosa. The timing of the harvest and conditions of the growing season contribute a unique character to each year’s batch. Generally, when hops are harvested they are dried and pressed into pellets, but fresh hop, or “wet-hop” beers use whole flowers that were plucked from the bine just hours before and still retain most of the volatile flavor compounds that are lost during processing. If this rare and delicious beer isn't enough, September 23rd begins the third year of Ska’s Seasonal Stout program––featuring a different canned stout released near the equinox or solstice of each of the four seasons––kicking off with Autumnal Molé Stout. The Autumnal Molé Stout is an ale brewed with cocoa nibs, spices and three varieties of chile peppers: Ancho, Guajillo and Hatch green chiles, (also known as Anaheim Peppers.) [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

Broken Compass Brewing Co (Breckenridge) - Over the last week and a half, Broken Compass has been busy adding to their tap list with some Fall seasonals. Come try their new Ginger pale Ale, their Irish Red, and their new Double IPA (8.2% ABV). A taste for just about everyone's palate. And coming soon is their Chocolate Pumpkin Stout. [68 Continental Ct, B12, Breckenridge, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - Today i also National Guacamole Day, and what better way to enjoy your guac than with an ice-cold craft beer? Crazy Mountain is pleased to announce their partnership with the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant family to release a beer specially crafted for them: Loco Rio India Vienna Lager. This tasty beer will be available on tap at several Rio Grande locations throughout Colorado, including the newest in Frisco. Grab some guacamole and a Loco Rio pint at your local Rio Grande restaurant today! [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - Community Night for Lucky Day Animal Rescue is tonight! 6pm-8pm! $1 of every beer sale tonight goes towards this amazing non-profit, their mission is to aid lost, abandoned and suffering animals through rehabilitation, re-homing, education and love. Come meet the adoptable dogs, meet the Lucky Day crew and enjoy live music by Electric Lemon at 6pm! [1941 Dolores Way #81623, Carbondale, CO]

Storm Peak Brewing Co (Steamboat Springs) - There's 7 beers on tap right now at Storm Peak Brewing. They opened at 2pm today with: 40 West Amber Ale, Flare Orange Wheat, Funky Touch Belgian Style Pale Ale, I Like The Way She Moos Milk Stout, Tipa IPA - Dirty Shovel Double IPA, and Mr. Night Black IPA. [1744 N Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO]

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - It's back! Downpour Fresh Hope Ale is now on tap at the Elevation tasting room only. It's a big beer weighing in at 8.3% ABV. Get some soon and see what fresh hops can do. [115 Pahlone Pkwy, Poncha Springs, CO]

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2nd Shift Meet and Greet at Craft Beer Cellar
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Graphic courtesy of HomeBrewWest.

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Do you have YOUR bottles of Black Raven Unabridged yet?
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09/16/2014 11:40 AM
Pedernales Brewing Company's Robert Earl Keen Honey Pilsner
If you don't follow Pedernales Brewing Company on Facebook, you may have missed this:
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Another Robert Earl Keen beer will be released in May.

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Wingman Brewers hosting Made in Tacoma on Saturday

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

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DuClaw Brewing Funk

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09/16/2014 06:45 AM
AB InBev, SABMiller rumors heat up
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Craft Beer + Food = More Tickets?
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Shepherd Neame Double Stout 5% ABV
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British Bottled Porters, Part 1

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Westphalian and Hessian Lagerbier 1879 - 1893
Had my obsessive side passed you by, the current flood of Lager might have surprised. A regular reader would expect the unrelenting tsunami of tables. If such a beast as a regular reader exists.

Let's begin with doubt. I'm not sure what these analyses teach us. Just as well that's not my main reason for publishing them. It's mostly to do with identifying the regional groupings.

In the source, there's a heading to identify beers of a certain region. I don't have that luxury. Each beer is a row in a spreadsheet that I sort into all sorts of different orders. You can forget headers. The rows get shuffled all over the place.

Sorry to bother you with this. Me finding handy places to park stuff I don't want to lose.

When you have as much crap as I do - writings, research material, photos - you have to keep in some sort of order. To be able to find it back. That's why my self-published books exist. So I can keep track of what I've written.

Now I've got that out of the way, on with the beers. First those from Westphalia. As you can see, they're mostly from Dortmund.

Westphalian Lagerbiers 1879 - 1893
Year Brewer Beer Style Acidity OG FG OG Plato ABV App. Atten-uation
1879 Unknown Dortmund Dortmunder Lagerbier 1049.1 1015.1 12.21 4.40 69.25%
1884 Unknown Marienborn bei Sigen Lagerbier 2 bis 3 Monat alt Lagerbier 0.184 1051.0 1011.3 12.66 5.16 77.84%
1884 Barmer Aktien-Brauerei Barmen-Rittershausen Lagerbier Lagerbier 0.161 1053.0 1019 13.13 4.40 64.15%
1887 Westfalia-Brauerei Münster Lagerbier Dunkel Dunkles 0.317 1053.0 1015 13.13 4.94 71.70%
1893 Löwenbräu Dortmund Lagerbier Lagerbier 0.27 1055.0 1012.0 13.60 5.60 78.18%
1884 Gebr. Meininghaus Dortmund Lagerbier Lagerbier 0.02 1056.0 1013.8 13.84 5.49 75.36%
1887 Westfalia-Brauerei Münster Lagerbier Hell Helles 0.302 1056.8 1013 14.03 5.70 77.11%
1884 Victoria-Brauerei Dortmund nach bömisches Art Lagerbier 0.118 1059.0 1017.5 14.54 5.39 70.34%
1884 Victoria-Brauerei Dortmund goldfarbig Lagerbier Helles 0.152 1062.3 1019 15.31 5.62 69.50%
Average 0.191 1055.0 1015.1 13.61 5.19 72.60%
Chemie der menschlichen Nahrungs- und Genussmittel by Joseph König, 1903, pages 1102 - 1156

My guess would be that most were pale in colour. The one described as "nach böhmisches Art" almost certainly is.

In terms of gravity, they mostly look right for Export, though the source describes them as Lagerbier. I'd expect 13º to 14º Plato, which is what most of them are, with the average 13.6º Plato. At 72%, the attenuation is better than for most of the Lagerbiers we've looked at. Odd, because you'd expect attenuation to be worse in the stronger Export. The high gravity and relatively high level of attenuation mean that the average ABV is the highest so far, 5.19%

At almost 0.2%, the level of lactic acid is again rather high. Two samples have acidity over 0.3%. That's the sort of level you'd expect in a Stock Ale or aged Stout. I'm still trying to get my head around levels like that being in Lager.

Now the Hessian Lagerbiers. They're sort of from Hessen. Or they were back in the 1890's. But today Schmalkalden is in Thuringia. I must confess that I didn't notice. Dolores pointed it out to me when I asked if she knew where it was. She does, because she grew up not that far away. It's weird that so many samples are from Schmalkalden. It's not a huge town - the population now is only 20,000. Yet from the much larger Kassel, there's only one.

Hessian Lagerbiers in 1893
Year Brewer town Style Acidity OG FG OG Plato ABV App. Atten-uation
1893 Bühner Schmalkalden Lagerbier 0.211 1044.5 1012 11.11 4.21 73.03%
1893 H. Wiegand Schmalkalden Lagerbier 0.137 1045.1 1013.2 11.26 4.14 70.73%
1893 Messerschmidt Schmalkalden Lagerbier 0.262 1045.4 1012.5 11.33 4.26 72.47%
1893 Kaufmann Schmalkalden Lagerbier 0.271 1045.5 1012.0 11.35 4.35 73.63%
1893 C. Wolff Schmalkalden Lagerbier 0.137 1045.9 1014 11.45 4.14 69.50%
1893 Falk Schmalkalden Lagerbier 0.218 1046.0 1013.3 11.47 4.24 71.09%
1893 Cramer Schmalkalden Lagerbier 0.232 1046.3 1013.7 11.54 4.23 70.41%
1893 Wwe. Köhler Schmalkalden Lagerbier 0.152 1047.1 1014 11.74 4.29 70.28%
1893 Ritter Sauer Hersfeld Lagerbier 1048.1 1011.3 11.97 4.79 76.51%
1893 G. Wolff Schmalkalden Lagerbier 0.270 1048.3 1011.0 12.02 4.85 77.23%
1893 Hessische Aktien-Brauerei Cassel Lagerbier 0.185 1048.3 1012 12.02 4.71 75.16%
1893 Rückert-Siemen Schmalkalden Lagerbier 0.179 1050.0 1018 12.42 4.14 64.00%
1893 Lederer Marburg Lagerbier 0.14 1051.4 1015.5 12.76 4.65 69.84%
1893 Wwe. Lesser Schmalkalden Lagerbier 0.232 1051.5 1014.2 12.78 4.84 72.43%
1893 A. Wiegand Schmalkalden Lagerbier 0.148 1051.7 1009.8 12.83 5.46 81.04%
1893 W. Engelhardt Hersfeld Lagerbier 0.179 1052.6 1015.7 13.04 4.79 70.15%
1893 Missomelius Marburg Lagerbier 0.21 1057.0 1013.2 14.07 5.70 76.84%
1893 Kühn Schmalkalden Lagerbier 0.137 1060.3 1017 14.84 5.63 71.81%
1893 Missomelius Marburg Lagerbier 0.097 1060.6 1015.0 14.91 5.94 75.25%
Average 0.189 1049.8 1013.5 12.36 4.70 72.70%
Chemie der menschlichen Nahrungs- und Genussmittel by Joseph König, 1903, pages 1102 - 1156

The Hessian Lagerbiers have a much lower average gravity than the Westphalian ones - more than 5 points lower. Though they share a similar degree of attenuation, about 72%. Though the average seems about right for Lagerbier, some at the bottom end are a bit weak and the top two far too strong. Again, the average acidity is on the high side.

The table fun just doesn't end today. I've put together a table to compare the average values for Lagerbiers from different areas.

Bohemian, German and Austrian Lagerbiers
Beer OG FG OG Plato ABV App. Atten-uation lactic acid %
Bohemian Dark Lagers 1890 - 1895 1044.4 1014.2 11.09 3.91 68.13% 0.172
Bohemian Lagerbier 1876 1046.2 1013.3 11.51 4.26 71.25% 0.130
Bohemian Pilsener 1880-1890 1049.0 1013.6 12.18 4.59 72.09% 0.212
Bohemian Pale Lagerbier 1880-1890 1049.2 1014.9 12.22 4.44 70.06% 0.140
Hessian Lagerbiers in 1893 1049.8 1013.5 12.36 4.70 72.70% 0.189
Dresden Lagerbiers 1878 - 1880 1052.0 1013.4 12.90 5.01 74.37%
Lower Austrian Lagerbier 1876 1053.3 1017.0 13.20 4.70 68.17% 0.140
Hannover region Lagerbier 1878 - 1891 1053.4 1015.6 13.22 4.90 70.81% 0.134
Nürnberg Winterbier 1887 1053.6 1016.4 13.28 4.82 69.30% 0.232
Westphalian Lagerbiers 1879 - 1893 1055.0 1015.1 13.61 5.19 72.60% 0.191

You can see that the Hessian ones slot in just above the Bohemian ones. They're quite a bit weaker than any of the other German ones. While Westphalian Lagerbiers are, on average, the strongest. Not sure what the table tells us, other than that gravities were low in Bohemia.

Not sure what's next. Erfurt, maybe.

09/15/2014 10:55 PM
Harvest Lager Recipe

What do you do when you have nearly a pound of fresh, homegrown whole hop cones in your possession?  Well, you try to figure out how to brew with them. These photos are of one of the bags at weigh in. I have three more just like it and more on the way:   I […]

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