Thursday, September 3, 2015

Top Rung Brewing Releasing Trashed Pumpkin Ale

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September 3,2015 - On Saturday, September 5th, Top Rung Brewing will release their Trashed Pumpkin Ale in the tap room.  Not to be out done by the Pumpkin Spice Latte trend, we add over 60 lbs. of pumpkin along with Fall spices to this amber ale providing a well-balanced pumpkin ale with wonderful amber color.  A truly tasty Fall beer.  We use Willamette and Cascade hops.

Trashed Pumpkin Ale Stats:  ABV: 5.8%, IBU: 34

Top Rung Brewing is a 10 barrel production brewery with tasting room at the brewery. Top Rung Brewing is a destination for craft beer drinkers to enjoy their beverage and view a production brewery facility.  Our tasting room is family friendly and while we will only offer snacks, we partner with local food vendors and food trucks as well as allow patrons to bring in their own food of their choice or have it delivered.  Top Rung Brewing: bringing quality craft beer to Lacey.

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Redhook's No Equal Blonde Ale Wins Gold At The Washington Beer Awards

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REDHOOK’S NO EQUAL BLONDE ALE, BREWED IN COLLABORATION WITH EMERALD CITY SUPPORTERS, WINS GOLD AT WASHINGTON BEER AWARDS

SEATTLE – Redhook Brewery is proud to announce that its ECS No Equal Blonde Ale won a gold medal in the American Light Ale category at the second annual Washington Beer Awards. More than 700 beers were entered in this year’s competition by more than one hundred Washington breweries.

Redhook ECS No Equal Blonde is a traditional Blonde Ale, brewed in collaboration with the Emerald City Supporters, the largest supporters’ group for Seattle Sounders FC.

“This is more than just an awesome win for Redhook, it’s a win for Seattle,” said Redhook’s Innovation Brewer Nick Crandall. “We take great pride in making beer that’s not only delicious, but celebrates our hometown.  The Sounders are an incredible source of pride in this city, and we’re pumped that we’ve brewed an award-winning beer  that recognizes  their amazing fans.”

The competition evaluated beers that were required to be both brewed and made commercially available in Washington State, and Redhook’s No Equal Blonde Ale beat out a number of competitors, including Reuben's Brews Cream Ale and Ram Restaurant & Brewery’s Blonde Ale.

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Redhook Brewery is proud to receive this honor in its home state of Washington, where the rapidly growing craft beer market has expanded to more than 250 breweries. Redhook recently made the decision to return to its hometown roots and open a new brewpub in Seattle, close to where the original brewery was located in the 1981.

About the Beer
ECS No Equal Blonde is traditionally brewed Blonde Ale. The use of Pale malt, malted wheat and crystal malts give this beer just the right amount of body and character. Traditional Northwest hops - Cascade and Willamette – help balance out the malt and leave a nice, refreshing citrus flavor. Clean, crisp and refreshing – enough to keep you going for the full 90. It has been brewed since 2014 and is available during the summer season.ABV 5.2% and 25 IBU. 


About Redhook
Redhook was born out of the energy and spirit of the early 80s in the heart of Seattle. While the term didn’t exist at the time, Redhook became one of America’s first “craft” breweries. From a modest start in a former transmission shop in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, to the current breweries in Woodinville, WA, and Portsmouth, NH, Redhook has become one of America’s most recognized craft breweries. While Redhook has “grown up” over the past thirty years, one thing has never changed—Redhook is still brewing great beers like ESB, Long Hammer IPA and Audible Ale. Most importantly, Redhook has fun doing it. Redhook beers are available on draught and in bottles around the country. For more information, visit www.redhook.com. Check out Redhook on Facebook and Twitter @Redhook_Brewery.

About The Washington Beer Awards
The Washington Beer Awards are a craft beer competition designed specifically to support Washington’s professional brewers. This Washington-only competition provides an opportunity for all of Washington’s craft brewers to compete in a blind judging format. It recognizes brewing excellence in Washington and provides constructive feedback supporting future competition entry decisions. By providing an unbiased and affordable competition for Washington brewers, it allows all brewers to compete and raises awareness of Washington craft beer both within the state and on the national level.

Eclpitic Brewing Releasing Electra Framboos

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Ecliptic Brewing Offers Electra Framboos in Bottles

Belgian-style pale ale featuring raspberries bridges summer and fall seasonals


PORTLAND, Ore. (September 3, 2015) – Ecliptic Brewing is releasing Electra Framboos, the newest addition to its specialty seasonal beer line. The full-flavored Belgian-style pale ale was brewed with raspberries and cacao nibs and will be available in limited edition 22 oz. bottles beginning Monday, September 7.

“Summer seasonals tend to be drinkable session beers, and we wanted to create something that people could enjoy as the hot weather begins to wane,” said owner and head brewmaster John Harris.  “The flavors in Electra Framboos make it a perfect transitional beer.”

About Electra Framboos Raspberry Ale
Electra Framboos shines bright with flavor like the luminous star in the Pleiades cluster for which it is named.  Raspberries and cocoa nibs combine with belgian yeast notes to create a fruity and drinkable ale.
  • IBU: 20
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • GRAVITY: 15.3°P

Ecliptic beers are available in bottle and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma) Click Distributing East (Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham)and Crooked Stave Artisan Distributors (Colorado).

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About Ecliptic Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Executive chef Michael Molitor rotates his seasonally inspired menu every six weeks in accordance with the old world calendar. Harris’ signature beers include Spica Pilsner, Capella Porter, Phobos Extra Single Hop Red Ale and Orbiter IPA. In 2014, Ecliptic Brewing was voted best brewpub by Northwest Brewing News readers, and the brewery’s Filament Winter IPA was named favorited winter ale by Oregon Beer Growler. 
For more information, visit: eclipticbrewing.com.




Oakshire Brewing's Single Batch Beer Fest Returns October 24th

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EUGENE, OR - Mark your calendars: Oakshire Brewing is putting on another amazing beer fest to remember! On Saturday, October 24th, from 11am to 9pm, join Oakshire for the 2015 Single Batch Fest at the Public House in Eugene.  This year’s line up again features breweries from all over the Pacific Northwest, showcasing their rarest, unique, one-off creations - including many fresh-hopped and pumpkin beers and other seasonal favorites. Live music and a selection of food carts will complement this incredible beer lineup. Craft brewing fans will not want to miss it! Keep posted to social media for updates.
About Oakshire Brewing: Oakshire Brewing of Eugene, OR, was founded in October 2006 with the goals of brewing the highest quality craft beer while providing exceptional customer service. Oakshire has become regionally and nationally recognized for consistently brewing fresh, unique and delicious beers in Oregon's lower Willamette Valley. The name Oakshire represents our core values: Strength, like the enduring oak; Independence, which fuels our innovation; and Community, remembering our place within the whole. The Oakshire Brewery is located at 1055 Madera Street and Oakshire’s Public House is located at 207 Madison Street, both in Eugene, OR.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ten FIDY From Oskar Blues returns For Fall

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Brevard, NC -- Oskar Blues Brewery's award-winning Imperial Stout, Ten FIDY, makes its return to shelves and watering holes just in time for cool autumn temps and offers an alternative to the conventional varietals. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is massively flavorful brew that is unlike any seasonal you'll find this fall.
 
"Its warmth makes this seasonal beer an ideal fall brew with its hearty flavor and initial sweetness. It's like the hot chocolate of beers. It's definitely a slow sipper-at 10.5% ABV, you don't want to swig these bad boys, but thanks to its thick, velvety feel and punch-in-the-chops hops, you probably won't be able to anyway" - Paste Magazine, 2013
 
Ten FIDY is an immensely viscous stout loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee underneath a smooth blanket of malt. This brew is constructed with colossal amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. With 98 IBUs, you won't forget you're drinking a burly beer.
 
"The brewing process for Ten FIDY is as unique as the stout beer itself. We have to mash-in two batches just to get one kettle filled because we only take the most concentrated wort from each mash. It's a labor intensive process, but this is part of how we make Ten FIDY so unique, rich, and complex," says Oskar Blues NC Operations Manager, Noah Tuttle.
 
Here's what others are have to say about Ten FIDY:
 
*   "The biggest, baddest, boldest beer in a can" Celebrator Beer News
*   "2008 Beer of the Year" The Denver Post
*   "100 Rating" Ratebeer.com
*   "A-Rating" Beeradvocate.com
*   Gold Medal - 2010 and 2012 World Beer Championships
*   "Top 51 Beers" 2011 Beer Magazine
*   "Shit's good" Randy Bayless, Oskar Blues Packaging Tech
 
Ten FIDY is sold in 4-packs of 12-ounce CANS and is on shelves now in all 44 states where Oskar Blues is sold, as well as on draft at craft beer retailers, growler fill shops, restaurant, bars and more. Get it while you CAN, until it's gone. It's autumn, but that doesn't mean you can't go big, go bold, go FIDY.
 
LAUNCH EVENT - September 4: Join the team for a HUGE fuh-CAN release party at the Brevard brewery, featuring live music from the Strangled Darlings, food from the Oskar Blues CHUBwagon and Nintendo 64 on the big screen. Wear black for a free poster and get your FIDY flight with these amazing in-house only brews:

2015 FIDY
2012 FIDY
Raspberry FIDY
Tart Cherry FIDY
Bourbon Barrel-aged FIDY
Pumpkin Pie FIDY
Peppermint Mocha FIDY
 
Coming from Asheville? Want a FREE ride? Snag a seat on the Party Trolley here.

About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with hand-canned, flagship brew Dale's Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing independent breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina, producing more than 150,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery currently distributes to 44 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, and the U.K.

In 2013, Oskar Blues founded the CAN'd Aid Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that offers grassroots grants to those making a difference in the areas of community, the environment, music, and more. To keep up with all things Oskar Blues, visit www.oskarblues.com.

McMenamins Annual Running Of The Brewers

Fresh Hop harvesting and brewing is in full swing with breweries all across the Pacfic Northwest taking part in the action. McMenamins and its "annual running of the brewers took place yesterday. Check out the huge effort it took to get all the breweries the fresh Simcoe hops to make McMennamins Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale.
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-It’s fresh hops time and McMenamins is smack dab in the middle of the action! Yesterday, seven team members were out at Sodbuster Farms celebrating an annual tradition – Running of the Brewers – a coordinated effort to get the freshest, most fragrant hops to McM breweries across Oregon and Washington in one day (in this case, before 1 p.m.). All of their efforts pour into McM’s fall seasonal: Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale. Thundercone debuts Sept. 18 and is available until supplies last.


The day by the numbers:
·         Start time 8 a.m.
·         1120 lbs of fresh hops were delivered to 20 breweries in Oregon and Washington – from Roseburg to Mill Creek, Lincoln City to Bend
·         Total miles driven: 1525 by 7 hop-infused brewers
·         1 bag/tote was delivered per brewery unless they were making more than one batch, as noted here:
o   Wilsonville
o   West Linn
o   John Barleycorns/ 2 batches
o   Highland
o   Kennedy/ 2 batches
o   MOTC
o   Cornelius Pass Roadhouse/2 batches
o   Oak Hills
o   Crystal Ballroom/2 batches
o   Hillsdale
o   Fulton
o   Monroe
o   High Street
o   Roseburg
o   Edgefield/ 8 totes
o   Thompson
o   Old St. Francis/2 batches 
o   Lighthouse
o   Mill Creek
o   Roy Street
  (Jen Kent at Thompson Brewery in Salem was the first to get her fresh hops at 9 a.m - Mike “Curly” White at Old St. Francis School got his at 11: 59 a.m. - Kyle Jungck at Queen Ann/Seattle got his at 12:18 p.m. - The last delivery: Roseburg whose hops arrived at 12:19 p.m.)
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 Info on Simcoe Hops:  https://www.hopunion.com/simcoe-brand-ycr-14-cv/; Simcoe Hops were selected to make McM’s seasonal Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale
 
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New Belgium Brewing to Tweak Abbey and Trippel Recipes

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Recipe adjustments highlight advances in hop and malt production

Ft. Collins, Colo., September 2, 2015 – Two of New Belgium Brewing’s longest running beers, Abbey Belgian Style Dubbel and Trippel Belgian Style Ale, are being reimagined and updated for a new era. Both beers started life as homebrew recipes more than 25 years ago and new developments in hop and malt manufacturing have been incorporated. Subtle recipe tweaks will allow the malty and hoppy characteristics of each beer to shine through. A new yeast strain will help balance the esters and phenol while emphasizing the Belgian character of these beers. Although these are among the first Belgian-inspired craft beers produced in the U.S., New Belgium brewers could not resist tinkering with these classics. Internal sensory panelists affirmed the results a success.

“As an American craft brewer founded on Belgian tradition, we have a deep respect for our history and our roots,” said NBB Specialty Brand Manger, Lauren Salazar. “And of course, there’s a 'New' in our name for a reason. As brewers of craft beer, we need to embrace growth and change and continue to push ourselves to make the best beers possible. We think these changes exemplify the very best of old world Belgium and new craft technique.”

In addition to Munich malt, Trippel now incorporates Pilsener malt and one additional hop, Hallertau Mittelfrüh, for an herbal and spicy Nobel hop nose. Trippel is classically smooth and complex, with notes of fruit and spice before a pleasantly warm and crisp finish. Alcohol has increased slightly to 8.5%, 40 IBUs.

Abbey has eight different malts including caramel, Munich, chocolate and now oats for mouthfeel. The addition of Caramunich and Special W malt add rich tones of chocolate and dark caramel with hints of dried cherries, burnt sugar and figs. Sweet and roasty up front, followed by a slightly bitter finish, Abbey is a true-to-style representation of the monastic beers of Belgium. Alcohol rests at 7%, 20 IBU.

For a short time, both new and old versions may be found side-by-side on shelves. Beer drinkers can identify the new versions by their expiration dates; any Trippel with a Best Buy date of 4/17/16 or later is the new version; any Abbey with a Best Buy date of 6/19/16 or later is the new version as well.

ABOUT NEW BELGIUM BREWING
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of award-winning craft beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses. New Belgium is also a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

Deschutes Reveals New Art Work For The 28th Release Of the 2015 Jubelale

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Deschutes Brewery’s 2015 Jubelale Wrapped Up in Art by Bend, Oregon’s Taylor Rose 
Deschutes Brewery announces the 28th release of its festive winter ale

Bend, Oregon - Deschutes Brewery’s winter seasonal, Jubelale, will start showing up on shelves and tap handles next month to help herald in the cooler days of fall. Inside the bottle, fans will find the warm spiciness, dried fruit and a hoppy finish they’ve come to love. Outside the bottle, this year’s packaging features a detailed illustration by artist Taylor Rose featuring a wintery hiking scene along a trout-filled riverbank.

Taylor said, “I wanted this illustration to be all about the beauty of adventuring on a cold snowy night. It’s called ‘First Tracks First Cast’ because there’s nothing more special than fresh snow, cold waters, and good company. I’m so honored to be amongst such a fantastic family of Jubelale artists.”

Taylor Rose, who is now based in Bend Oregon, grew up in a small New Hampshire town and spent a childhood immersed in the nature that now inspires her art. In her work, she is constantly rediscovering her inner child to portray a world that beautifies nature and embraces the imagination process. The 2015 Jubelale artwork is no exception. A detailed portrayal of a couple and their dog walking along a snow covered trail, peering into a trout-filled river, captures the beauty and wonderment that the outdoors offer anytime of the year. 
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She continued, “To create this piece I used a process of ‘pencil, ink, watercolor, digital.’ Everything starts with a pencil drawing, is then inked with a calligraphy brush, and lastly scanned into the computer to be painted digitally with high resolution scans of watercolor brushes/markings.”

The release of this year’s Jubelale will be celebrated in Bend at the brewery’s downtown pub at 1044 NW Bond Street on Monday, September 28th. Taylor Rose will be attending the event to sign posters from 5-8 p.m.


This year marks the 28th bottling of Jubelale, the first beer that Deschutes Brewery ever bottled. For the last 21 years, a different local artist has been chosen to create an original piece of art for the label. This “winter warmer” is always a favorite for the holiday season. Jubelale will be available everywhere Deschutes Brewery beer is sold, starting in September.  6.7% Alcohol by Volume (ABV); 60 International Bitterness Units (IBUs); 12-ounce bottles and draft.

About Deschutes Brewery
Named as OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work in both 2013 and 2014, Deschutes Brewery was founded in 1988 as a brew pub in Bend, Oregon. Still family and employee owned 27 years later, the brewery is known for brewing a diverse line-up of award winning beers including the popular Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale. From the beginning, the focus has been on crafting the best beer and food using only the finest ingredients.  In 2008, the brewery opened a second pub in Portland’s Pearl District. Deschutes Brewery now ships beer to 28 states, the District of Columbia, and around the world from its main brewing facility located on the banks of the Deschutes River.  To find out more, visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

No-Li Brewhouse Releases Copper Donkey A New Winter Seasonal

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Spokane, WA…It’s time to put on your ugly sweaters and grab the newest seasonal selection from No-Li! Hello, Copper Donkey!
 
Following a 'funky monkey' is not an easy feat, but this twist on a classic Moscow Mule more than rises to the occasion! Brewed with fresh ginger and Equinox hops to accentuate notes of lime and lemon, Copper Donkey will continue No-Li's play off of well-known citrus cocktails and replace Winter Warmer as their winter seasonal.

Damon Scott, No-Li’s Brewery Operations Manager, says, "Winter Warmer has always been well received, but we really want to push the boundaries with our seasonal brews. Brass Monkey definitely got people excited, and we're stoked to continue to experiment with unique flavors in our newest beers."

Copper Donkey will offer balanced flavors of ginger and lime at 8% ABV and 20 IBUs.  With a slight sweetness from the malts and flaked rye to emphasize the spiciness of the ginger, this copper-cupped spin-off will to be a lighter, more refreshing winter brew.

Keep an eye out, because Copper Donkey starts shipping on September 22nd.
Cheers!
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 About No-Li Brewhouse
Born & Raised in Washington’s Inland Empire, No-Li Brewhouse is an internationally award-winning brewery, crafting Spokane-Style beers with No Boundaries: innovative beers brewed with locally sourced ingredients. No-Li has won sixteen international awards, including a gold medal from the 2012 Great American Beer Festival.  For more information about the beers, brewery and the pub, visit www.nolibrewhouse.com, or follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @nolibrewhouse.

Sam Adams Releases Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru For A Limited Time

One of  the most amazing beers that I've ever had, KMF or Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru is once again being released for a limited time by Sam Adams. Sam Adams will be taking KMF on a tasting tour of 20 cities, so be sure to find one close to you so you can experience the Kosmic Mother Funk. See details below.
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Bring Back The Funk! Samuel Adams’ One-Of-A-Kind Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru, Released For A Limited Time Only

The 2015 Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Tasting Tour Will Kick Off in Boston and Travel to 20 Cities, With the Final City Voted On By Samuel Adams Drinkers

BOSTON, September 1, 2015–The brewers at Sam Adams announced today that they will be taking their special limited-release Belgian style ale, Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) Grand Cru, on a second annual Tasting Tour across the country. This batch of KMF Grand Cru will be poured at a limited number of bars and restaurants in 20 cities, with the final stop on the tour determined by drinkers who will vote for their city online. 

The Kosmic Mother Funk recipe was inspired by the Belgians, known for unique beer styles and brewing techniques including blending, aging and conditioning beers that deliver wild and flavorful results. The Samuel Adams brewers began by taking a Belgian ale and aging it in Hungarian oak tuns where it evolved and took on a life and character of its own over time.  Aged for up to a year, the long contact with the wood allows air to slowly seep into the beer during secondary fermentation, smoothing out any harsh flavors. Wild yeast and bacteria including Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus also interact with the beer, imparting unique spicy, fruity and bright tart flavors. This distinctive beer was then blended at varying levels into a series of Belgian brews, the manifestation of which became the Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection.

Originally a French term used to describe wine vintages, when used in the context of beer, ‘Grand Cru’ has come to denote a brew that is the ‘best of the best.’ When crafting Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru, the brewers at Samuel Adams aimed to create a unique beer unlike anything they had barrel-aged before.  At 6.5% ABV, KMF Grand Cru is a wild, funky and complex ale aged for just over a year, with a depth of flavors ranging from earthy and spicy to floral and sweet.

“Craft beer drinkers are adventurous and opening their palates to new and interesting flavors,” said Samuel Adams Brewer and Founder Jim Koch. “Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru isn’t for everyone, but those who enjoy it appreciate the depth and complexity that make it one of the most unique beers we’ve ever crafted, only to be described as a kosmic collection of flavors.”
To kick off the 2015 KMF Grand Cru Tasting Tour, Jim Koch will tap the first keg during a special event at the Boston Brewery on September 2nd where a very limited number of bottles will be available for sale. Tickets for the event at the brewery can be purchased at https://kmfbostonlaunch2015.eventbrite.com.
Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru 20-City Tasting Tour - #KMFtour
Following the official release of KMF Grand Cru at the Boston Brewery on September 2nd, the KMF Grand Cru Tasting Tour will visit 20 cities from September through December. The brew will be available on draft only in a limited number of bars and restaurants throughout each city, and the final tour stop will be voted on by craft beer lovers across the country. In 2014, Kansas City had the most votes and was the “Drinker’s Choice” final stop of the tour.

The KMF Grand Cru Tasting Tour will visit:


  • Boston
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Denver
  • Chicago
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle
  • Cleveland
  • Minneapolis
  • Asheville
  • Grand Rapids
  • Austin
  • Kansas City
  • Portland, ME
  • Washington, D.C.
  • San Diego 
  • Dallas
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • TBD (Drinker’s Choice!)


For tour dates and to vote for your city as the final stop, visit www.SamuelAdams.com/kmf.  

ABOUT SAMUEL ADAMS AND THE BOSTON BEER COMPANY
The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father’s attic. Inspired and unafraid to challenge conventional thinking about beer, Jim brought the recipe to life in his kitchen. Pleased with the results of his work, Jim decided to sample his beer with bars in Boston in the hopes that drinkers would appreciate the complex, full-flavored beer he brewed fresh in America. That beer was aptly named Samuel Adams Boston Lager, in recognition of one of our nation's great founding fathers, a man of independent mind and spirit. Little did Jim know at the time, Samuel Adams Boston Lager would soon become a catalyst of the American craft beer revolution.

Today, The Boston Beer Company brews more than 60 styles of beer. It relentlessly pursues the development of new styles and the perfection of classic beers by searching the world for the finest ingredients. Using the traditional four vessel brewing process, the Company often takes extra steps like dry-hopping, barrel-aging and a secondary fermentation known as krausening. The Company has also pioneered another revolution, the 'extreme beer' movement, where it seeks to challenge drinker's perceptions of what beer can be. The Boston Beer Company has been committed to elevating the image of American craft beer by entering festivals and competitions around the globe, and is one of world’s most awarded breweries at international beer competitions. As an independent company, brewing quality beer remains its primary focus. Although Samuel Adams beer is America's leading craft beer, it accounts for only one percent of the U.S. beer market. The Boston Beer Company will continue its independently-minded quest to brew great beer and to advocate for the growth of craft beer across America. For more information, please visit www.samueladams.com.

ABOUT THE SAMUEL ADAMS BARREL ROOM COLLECTION:
The Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection is a collection of barrel-aged beers inspired by Belgian brews and their approach to blending, aging and conditioning beers for wild and flavorful results.  For this collection, the brewers at Samuel Adams developed a unique ale called Kosmic Mother Funk, or KMF. KMF is the soul of these beers and is blended into each at different levels. It's KMF that adds a whole new spectrum of flavors to the beer from earthy and spicy to floral and sweet.  KMF is aged in Hungarian oak tuns for up to 12 months. The tuns began their second life for aging KMF when they were disassembled by coopers (barrel makers) in Portugal, shipped to the Boston Brewery and reassembled by hand in the brewery’s Barrel Room by the same Portuguese coopers. Aging in wood imparts a subtly sweet, toasty note to each beer, and allows a small amount of oxygen to slowly seep into each brew for smoothness. Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection brews include Samuel Adams American Kriek, Samuel Adams New World, Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red, Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour, and Samuel Adams Tetravis.  The styles in the Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection are packaged in 750mL cork finished bottles.