Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sierra Nevada Reveals Beer Camp Across America 2016 Beer Lineup

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co just released the details for this year’s Beer Camp Across America (BCAA)12-pack. From a robust stout to a “revolutionary” pale ale, the Beer Camp Across America 12-pack will be available this May. Check out the 2016 Beer Camp Across America Video below




Sierra Nevada divided 31 breweries into six regional teams—each with five breweries and Sierra Nevada—to collaborate on six ambitious beers that capture the here-and-now creativity of craft brewing.
Get the download on the limited-edition beers and festival details via the newly launched BCAA website at www.sierranevada.com/beercamp including: Artwork, specs, tasting notes and more on the 12-pack beers below:
o   West Latitude—Session Rye with Hibiscus
o   Stout of the Union—Robust Stout
o   Moxee-Moron—Imperial Session IPA
o   Family Values—Imperial Brown Ale with Cocoa
o   Pat-Rye-Ot—Revolutionary Pale Ale
o   Sweet Sunny South—Southern Table Beer
·        Behind-the-scenes photos from each team’s test brewing sessions
·        BCAA festival ticket sales and special events information
·        Brewery sign-ups for BCAA festivals (an already impressive beer roster, with 250+ pourers from across the country!)

Victory Brewing Releasing Anniversary XX Imperial Pilsner

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Downingtown, PA, February 5, 2016Victory Brewing Company (Victory), is ringing in its 20th year with the launch of Anniversary XX Imperial Pilsner, a deliciously drinkable beer that’s culturally inspired. Victory invites craft beer fans to join in the milestone celebration while enjoying the very best of German hops in one memorable concoction.

Fans love what’s inside and outside of Victory beer bottles. The anniversary label features a striking “XX” as its focal point so consumers know; Victory beer has been bold for 20 years and counting. Rich green and yellow imagery reflect the coming together of old-world Europe and new-era America to produce a brew that’s as full bodied with herbal hop notes, as it is deep malts. Craft-beer collectors will relish this unique packaging that embodies the past, present and future of Victory.

Anniversary XX Imperial Pilsner makes its debut mid-February and is available through April in a 750 ml bottle. Retailing at approximately $9.99, this intense, yet soothing brew demonstrates the full character of the German noble hops which balances this substantial beer of 8.0% ABV. Pilsner malts band together with Tettnang, Spalt and Mittelfrueh hops to create a unique Imperial Pilsner style, which holds true to Victory’s renowned approach to craft brewing. For two decades, the brewery has tapped into its founders' roots in European brewing and this anniversary batch is no different.

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Once poured, the pilsner’s color gradates from straw to golden yellow and tops off with thick white foam. Slight herbal tea, hay and floral notes dominate the carefully cultivated aromas while delivering a rich earthiness. As for taste, the subtle spiciness of hops meld with the warm flavors of German barley malts. Light citrus flavors cap off this bold combination for a revolutionary experience that’s perfectly drinkable.
Long before the anniversary celebration began, Victory had perfected their pilsner recipe. Most notably in Prima Pils, a brewery favorite, and strong, established brand with a loyal following of fans enamored by the compositions of malt and hops.

“Since Prima Pils has been one of our longest standing brands, it only makes sense that we debut this Imperial Pilsner in celebration of our 20th Anniversary,” said Victory’s President and Brewmaster, Bill Covaleski. “After twenty years of brewing, we’re proud to deliver Anniversary XX to craft beer fans as we look ahead to innovate on tradition for the next 20 years.”

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About Victory Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company is a craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, PA. Founded by childhood friends, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, Victory officially opened its doors in February of 1996. Victory’s second state of the art brewery opened in February of 2014 in Parkesburg, PA to serve fans of fully flavored beers in 37 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. In addition to the original Downingtown brewpub, Victory’s second brewpub is in Kennett Square, while Parkesburg recently launched self-guided tours and the third brewpub. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company visit www.victorybeer.com.

2016 Washington Cask Beer Festival - Saturday, March 19, 2016

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The Washington Brewers Guild presents
2016 WASHINGTON CASK BEER FESTIVAL
Saturday, March 19, 2016  I  Noon- 4pm & 6-10pm  I  Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

(Seattle, WA) February 4, 2016- The Washington Brewers Guild will present its annual Washington Cask Beer Festival on Saturday, March 19 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. This year marks its 17th year for this long-running cask beer celebration and the event will once again offer an opportunity to sample a wide variety of cask-conditioned beers.

The festival will feature 44 Guild member breweries and this year's lineup includes many first timers who will be making their Cask Fest debut including Old Stove Brewery, Cloudburst Brewing, and Dirty Bucket Brewery while there are plenty of veteran breweries as well including Redhook Brewery who will make an appearance after a few years of hiatus. It is an encouraging sign that breweries new and established from all over the State from Eastsound to Stevenson and Pullman are making cask-conditioned beer and keeping the tradition alive for the next generation of beer drinkers.

Washington Cask Beer Festival was started in 2000 by a handful of local brewers who wanted to preserve the centuries old brewing tradition here in Washington while raising money for the organization that helps protect their industry. Since its inception the event has become a prominent advocate for cask-conditioned beer by encouraging local breweries to learn how to cask and exposing younger beer drinkers to the artistry of cask-conditioned beer.

Festival patrons can also feel good about attending the Cask Festival because every ticket purchase will directly benefit the Washington Brewers Guild, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the interest of the Washington craft beer industry and strengthening the community of brewers. The Guild works with policymakers in Olympia and Washington DC to ensure equal access to market for small brewers, which equals more choice for craft beer consumers. During the current legislative session the Guild introduced bills that would create a special private events permit that would give breweries a new means to engage Washington craft beer consumers and expand their sales opportunities.

The Cask Festival will host two sessions, from noon to 4pm and 6pm to 10pm on Saturday, March 19. Admission is $40 in advance or $45 at the door if tickets are still available. Separate tickets are required for each session. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and up to 25 sample tastes. Tickets are available online at www.washingtonbrewersguild.org. This is a 21-and-over-only event.


2016 Washington Cask Beer Festival
Participating Breweries (Subject change)

7 Seas Brewing- Gig Harbor
American Brewing- Edmonds
Anacortes Brewery- Anacortes
Bainbridge Island Brewing- Bainbridge Island
Beardslee Public House- Bothell
Bellevue Brewing- Bellevue
Big Time Brewery- Seattle
Black Raven Brewing- Redmond
Boundary Bay Brewery- Bellingham
Cloudburst Brewing- Seattle
Diamond Knot Brewing- Mukilteo
Dirty Bucket Brewery- Woodinville
Elliott Bay Brewing- Seattle/Burien
Elysian Brewing- Seattle
Fish Brewing- Olympia
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery- Seattle
Fremont Brewing- Seattle
Georgetown Brewing- Seattle
Hale's Ales Brewery- Seattle
Harmon Brewing- Tacoma
Hellbent Brewing- Seattle
Hi-Fi Brewing- Redmond
Island Hoppin' Brewery- Eastsound
Mac & Jack's Brewing- Redmond
Machine House Brewery- Seattle
Maritime Pacific Brewing- Seattle
McMenamins- Seattle
Mollusk Brewery- Seattle
Naked City Brewery- Seattle
North Sound Brewing- Mount Vernon
NW Peaks Brewery- Seattle
Odin Brewing- Tukwila
Old Stove Brewing- Seattle
Paradise Creek Brewery- Pullman
Pike Brewing- Seattle
Postdoc Brewing- Redmond
Rainy Daze Brewing- Silverdale
Ram Restaurant & Brewery- Seattle
Redhook Brewery- Woodinville
Rooftop Brewing- Seattle
Schooner Exact Brewing- Seattle
Silver City Brewery- Silverdale/Bremerton
Two Beers Brewing- Seattle
Walking Man Brewing- Stevenson


DATE
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Session 1: 12-4pm
Session 2: 6-10pm
Doors open 15 minutes before each session begins. Taps close 30 minutes before each session ends. 

LOCATION
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
299 Mercer St., Seattle, WA  98109

ADMISSION
$40 advance tickets or $45 at the door, if still available
Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and up to 25 sample tastes. 
Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only. 
Separate ticket required for each session. 
21 and over only. Non-refundable. No dogs allowed. 

Ticket are on sale online at www.washingtonbrewersguild.org. This event may sell out so advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. 

BEER
Washington Cask Beer Festival is a major highlight of the Pacific Northwest beer festival scene. It's a rare opportunity to sample over 100 mostly exclusive or limited release cask-conditioned beers from 40+ Washington breweries. To stay true to the tradition of cask-conditioned beer the Festival requires brewers to naturally condition the beer in a firkin or other vessels without artificially introducing CO2. All beers will be poured by gravity or via a beer engine and the result is smooth ale with a thick creamy head that brings out subtle, nuanced flavors. 

Also featured at the event is the Herbert's Legendary Cask Festival Ale, a special cask beer brewed collectively by Washington brewers in honor of Bert Grant, a legendary Washington Beer icon. This year's Herbert's will be brewed at Mollusk Brewery in Seattle. 

FOOD
Athena's Food Truck-- Greek gyros and falafels
Brave Horse Tavern-- house-made pretzels and mustards
Brewmaster's Bakery-- granola and other baked goods made with spent grain from breweries
Dante's Inferno Dogs-- assortment of hot dogs
Mt. Townsend Creamery-- artisan cheese and salami skewers
Sockeye Catering-- Fresh local oysters

BENEFICIARY
Washington Brewers Guild is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a community of Washington State brewers, advance their common interests through the legislative process and promote the quality and value of their beers.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cheers to American Craft Beer Week® - May 16-22

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WHAT:For the 11th year in a row, the Brewers Association has declared American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), the nationwide celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers. The weeklong tribute provides an opportunity for craft brewers to share their diversity, creativity and passion for the beverage they love with the greater craft beer community. From May 16-May 22, all 50 states will be holding events including exclusive brewery tours, special craft beer releases, food and beer pairings, tap takeovers and more to celebrate the ever-advancing beer culture in the United States.   

       
                        WHEN:Monday, May 16–Sunday, May 22, 2016
 
WHERE: In all 50 states.
Visit the official American Craft Beer Week event calendar on CraftBeer.com for a full – and growing – list of local celebrations.
 
WHY:ACBW has been celebrated for the past decade. Since 2006, craft beer fans have had a designated week to support their local brewery, and beer businesses have had the opportunity to connect with their customers and other beer lovers. Tens of thousands of beer beginners, beer enthusiasts and beer geeks toast the week each year.
 
In 2015, more than 60,000 beer lovers across all 50 states were also part of the ACBW Facebook Community. With over 4,100 craft breweries now open—an all-time high for our country—there’s even more to celebrate.
 
About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer CupSM, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, AHA National Homebrewers Conference, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association. Follow us on Twitter.

Stone Brewing Introduces Stone Americano Stout

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An imperial American stout brewed with some serious beans 

ESCONDIDO, CA (Feb. 3, 2016)This week Stone Brewing is releasing a bold and rich stout brewed with an abundant dose of whole espresso-roast coffee beans from San Diego-based roaster Ryan Bros. Coffee. A limited seasonal release, Stone Americano Stout is a modern-day throwback making its debut this week in 12-ounce six-packs at retailers and on draft to restaurants and bars where Stone beer is sold.

Coffee roasting has risen to become a true art form, and recently, craft brewers have embraced the depth, complexity and nuances created by this unconventional brewing ingredient. A nod to fan-favorite 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Americano Stout revisits a style our fans loved with the same Ryan Bros. coffee that left us buzzing for more almost three years ago. 
Thanks to the malt bill, roasted and deep cocoa flavors are present to perfectly balance the strong notes of coffee. For each 120-barrel batch, 250 pounds of beans were added to the mash kettle and post-fermentation, creating prevalent coffee character with a lingering bitterness. This beer is made complete with a hop bill composed of classic American varieties, which invigorate the coffee taste with a fruity and citrusy hop presence.

Fans will be able to find Stone Americano Stout in limited quantities through May. Enjoy fresh or store at proper cellaring temperatures (55°F or lower). Over time, all flavors will meld together and allow for more toasted grain character to shine through. Regardless of when you choose to experience the intense coffee qualities, rest assured…not a single decaf bean was used in the process.
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Quick Facts
Stone Americano Stout
Name: Stone Americano Stout
URL: stonebrewing.com/americanostout
Stats: 8.7% ABV, 65 IBUs
Availability: Seasonal 12-ounce bottles in six-packs and draft, beginning February 1
Hop Varieties: Amarillo, Cascade, Chinook and Columbus
National Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Germany; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea; Mexico; Singapore; Sweden; Thailand; and United Kingdom
Find Beer: http://find.stonebrewing.com/

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About Stone Brewing
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company will be the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate a brewery in Europe, and is also building a production brewery and destination restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. Brewing at both locations is anticipated to begin in spring 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing. For more information on Stone Brewing, please visit StoneBrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.  

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Beerhaus Opening In Las Vegas April 4 on Las Vegas Strip

Courtesy of Beerhaus
Casual and Eclectic Beer Garden Will Open April 4 on Las Vegas Strip Between New York-New York and Monte Carlo

LAS VEGAS – (February 1, 2016) – This spring, Las Vegas visitors and locals will be introduced to Beerhaus, a remix of the American beer hall, tapping an eclectic beer program for hop heads and casual drinkers alike. Located in The Park – MGM Resorts’ new dining and entertainment district opening April 4 – the beer garden will celebrate an indie vibe and boast pours from Vegas-local breweries such as Joseph James alongside beloved domestic crafts and international all stars.
Beerhaus will be ideally situated near the 20,000 seat world-class T-Mobile Arena, playing the role of both pre- and post-event headquarters. Its location, steps from New York-New York and Monte Carlo, sets the stage for a killer outdoor patio scene at the center of all the action. Exposed brick and a roller-coaster-shed fa├žade put revelers in the proper mindset as they transition inside to the industrial-chic setting.
No beer hall is complete without a menu of mouthwatering bites to soak up the suds. Libations will be complemented by artisanal eats that are hormone-free and regionally sourced with the bonus of hand-held ease for maximum efficiency. Bar food will include savory roasted sausages and rotisserie sandwiches with premium meats such as porchetta, beef brisket and free-range chicken. Overhead, a soundtrack reminiscent of indie records and throwback hip-hop will serve as the ideal playlist for complete beer nirvana.
Beauty in the Eye of the Beer-Holder
Whether a seasoned enthusiast or just beer-curious, there will be a rotating selection of refreshing offerings to delight the palate.  Renowned Trappist ales brewed by monks stand alongside the familiar Pabst Blue Ribbon, giving all taste buds an equal opportunity at satisfaction at this new sudsy spot. 
· Draft: The selection includes lagers such as The Bruery Humulus Lager from Placentia, CA, and Joseph James’ American Light Lager. IPAs including Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin from San Diego and the rich Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout from Longmont, CO will make the draft menu an instant favorite on The Strip.
· Bottles & Cans: Off draft, choices range from the gluten-free Green’s Dry Hopped imported from the UK and the Ayinger Celebrator from Germany, to ales such as Hitachino Nest White Ale from Japan and Belgium’s Saison DuPont.
· Other Taps: For the vinos, Beerhaus offers tap-drawn alternatives to good ol’ grog, including a selection of unique keg wines. The spirit savvy also can get in on the draft goodness through a revolving list of refreshing selections such as small-batched Moscow Mules and Cosmopolitans on tap.
It’s All Fun and Games
Beerhaus will be in the business of brewing good times. Guests are invited to grab a cold one and make new friends over bar games such as Connect Four, which are stationed at every table. Visitors also can engage in friendly competition with beer hall classics such as foosball, shuffle board and ping pong. There’s also corn hole on the outdoor patio to showcase beer-enhanced skills day and night.
About The Park
An eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment tucked into rich desert landscaping, The Park will become a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side connecting New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts as well as the new 20,000-seat world-class T-Mobile Arena. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the new outdoor destination will be a place to relax, discover and explore. For more information, visit www.theparkvegas.com.

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino.  For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at mgmresorts.com.  

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Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Releases Massacre Imperial Stout for Valentine’s Day


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San Francisco, CA - (February 2, 2016) Valentine’s Day is not just about greeting cards. Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is releasing Massacre Belgian-style Imperial Stout with Cherries, just for the holiday. This draft only release, the latest installment of Speakeasy’s Perfect Crime Series, delves into the dark side of Valentine’s Day.
In 1929, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre was one of the bloodiest days in the history of organized crime. Seven gang members were gunned down in a garage, allegedly by Al Capone’s henchmen. No one was ever convicted. The crime was a national sensation and led to the downfall of Capone, who became Public Enemy No.1.  
Massacre Belgian-style Imperial Stout with Cherries marks this horrific and historic moment with a powerful balance of dark roasted malt, fruit forward hops, and Montmorency cherries. Layers of dark chocolate, caramel, burnt sugar, and dried fruit flavors make Massacre a wonderfully complex beer. The yeast imparts some additional fruit, a touch of spice, and a slightly tart finish at 9.5% ABV and 42 IBUs.
Massacre is a very limited draft only release. It will be served for the first time at Speakeasy’s Tap Room on Saturday, February 13, during a release party. Then a small allocation will be distributed throughout California, New York City, and Las Vegas.  

 

About the Perfect Crime Series

The Perfect Crime Series features ingenious, small batch, and experimental beers that are carefully contrived and executed by Speakeasy brewers. Each release is limited to draft only, and may appear just once, so the perpetrator can’t be brought to justice. 

Quick Facts

Name: Massacre Belgian-style Imperial Stout
URL: http://www.goodbeer.com/perfect-crime-series/
ABV: 9.5%
IBUs: 42
Style: Belgian-style Imperial Stout
Format: Draft Only
Availability: Feb. - Mar. 2016
Distribution: CA, New York City, Las Vegas

Courtesy of Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

About Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

In 1997 a wily band of bootleggers led by homebrewer Forest Gray were inspired to bring their exceptional brews from the underground to the masses, defiantly producing small batches of beer in a secret warehouse in San Francisco. Starting with a single, iconic beer, Prohibition Ale, Speakeasy now brews a wide array of acclaimed beers including Big Daddy IPA, Payback Porter, Double Daddy, Scarface Imperial Stout and many more, which are distributed across the entire West Coast and other major U.S. markets.

Reuben’s Brews Releases Blimey That’s Bitter! Triple IPA

Image by Lou Cuevas Photography
SEATTLE, Wash. – (February 2, 2016) – Blimey, it’s back! Reuben’s Brews’ popular Blimey That’s Bitter! Triple IPA is returning for its annual release, February 6, 2016 at noon at a release party at the Reuben’s Brews Taproom in Ballard. This much-anticipated beer won Best Imperial IPA in the Pacific Northwest at the 2014 US Beer Tasting Championships.

Originally created for the inaugural Washington Hop Mob event back in 2014, Blimey is packed with Simcoe, Amarillo and Citra hops. It promises an intense citrus, pine and tropical aroma followed by a smooth, medium-full mouth feel. This brew has become a favorite for IPA drinkers – and it’s a big one. Blimey comes in at 10.5 percent ABV and 80 IBUs. Being the hop heads Reuben’s are, they wanted to increase the nose over prior years so they doubled the third, and last, dry hop over prior years.  This brew now comes in at almost 7lbs of hops per barrel!

Blimey will be available on tap and in bottles. There will be a limited number of Blimey t-shirts also available, unique randals and other versions of the brewery’s hoppiest brew.

During the Blimey release, Reuben’s Brews will also have a small amount of Gobsmacked bottles available. The brewery first brewed Gobsmacked in March 2015 for Brouwer's Cafe's 10th anniversary. This hefty brew exudes peach notes in the nose, with cane sugar sweetness in support. Tangerine comes through in the mid-palette, with grapefruit in the finish.  A smooth, soft and juicy body provides balance in the finish. Gobsmacked clocks in at 10.0% ABV and 80 IBUs.  And finally, on February 6 there should be some Imperial IPA and Hat-trick Triple IPA on tap to complete the hoppy line-up!

Courtesy of Reuben's Brews
About Reuben’s Brews
Reuben’s Brews is a small, family-owned brewery located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Since opening in 2012, Reuben’s has won Gold and Bronze medals at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival, 30 World Beer Championships medals and was named Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year at the 2015 Washington Beer Awards. Its expanded taproom and production brewery opened in May 2015. For more information, visit www.reubensbrews.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Pike Brewing Releasing Pike Post Alley Porter





Courtesy of Pike Brewing Co
Seattle, WA: Pike Brewing Company announces our seasonal beer release: Pike Post Alley Porter. A robust yet smooth porter with a slight sweetness from the Crystal malt and a light roast flavor from its Chocolate malt and roasted barley. Post Alley Porter is lighter in body than Pike XXXXX Stout and embodies Pike Brewing’s signature hop balance.

Post Alley Porter is named for Seattle’s historic brick paved alley. This thoroughfare used to see wagon loads of fish pushed up its steep incline from the waterfront to the Pike Place Market. Today it is a charming and old world style pedestrian thoroughfare and also the main entrance to our brewery.
Courtesy of Pike Brewing Co
MALT VARIETIES: Pals ESB, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Black Patent and Wheat

HOP VARIETIES: Nugget, US Golding, Willamette
·       IBU: 28
·       ABV: 6.50%
·       OG: 1.068
Pike Post Alley Porter is available now as a seasonal release. You can find it in 22 oz. dinner bottles and on draft. Take a look here for stores, bars and restaurants that carry Pike Brewing Company beer.
Courtsey of Pike Brewing Co

About Pike Brewing Company: The Pike Brewing Company is an independent and family owned craft brewery located in the historic Pike Place Public Market neighborhood. It was founded in 1989 by craft beer pioneers, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel. Pike Brewing handcrafts beers of character including the Pike Pale Ale, Pike IPA, Naughty Nellie, Space Needle IPA, Kilt Lifter, Monk’s Uncle, and XXXXX Stout along with seasonal offerings such as Harlot’s Harvest, Old Bawdy, Auld Acquaintance, Derby Lager and Octopus Ink. The Pike Pub is known for local, sustainable and seasonal pub fare and for housing the world-famous Micro-Brewery Museum, illustrating 9,000 years of beer history.

Stone Brewing Releases Stone Pataskala Red X IPA

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New release features Red X malt and a massive dose of hops

ESCONDIDO, CA (Feb. 1, 2016) – Stone Brewing is introducing Stone Pataskala Red X IPA, a red IPA brewed with newly available Red X malt from Germany-based BESTMALZ and featuring a backstory as vibrant as its hop bill. Starting this week, the limited seasonal release will debut in 12-ounce six-packs to retailers and on draft to restaurants and bars where Stone beer is sold.

Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele discovered Red X malt through homebrew circles and was intrigued to experiment with this uniquely malted barley. Rarely used in hoppy beers, the special German malt variety is typically reserved for German amber lagers, Irish red ales and other mildly hopped beers and is known for creating a deep crimson hue. Given Stone’s well-documented obsession with hops, an abundant hop bill was (without hesitation) considered the perfect combination for a trial.

Stone Pataskala Red X IPA may strike a familiar note to loyal Stone fans, as it was first brewed as a small-batch beer to support a special cause. In early 2015, Stone CEO & co-founder Greg Koch received a letter from a determined high school student in Pataskala that explained the dire situation of her high school’s extracurricular and educational programs, which were facing the ax because a funding levy had repeatedly failed to get enough votes. There was one last chance with a vote coming that May. Could he help? Koch, who grew up in Pataskala, was touched by the plea and promised to brew a special beer with proceeds to further benefit school arts and music programs should the measure pass. The hope was that it might help the community to support the cause. Fortunately, this time the people of Pataskala rallied in support as well and the levy passed! Stone’s CEO made good on his promise and personally celebrated with locals in September 2015 upon the delivery of the beer to Pataskala and surrounding areas. More than $10,000 was raised for the Watkins Memorial High School Band Boosters and Ally’s Warriors of Stone Foundation.

Mosaic, Amarillo and Cascade hops provide this red IPA with an upfront fruity and piney aroma, transcending into stone fruit flavor and pleasingly lingering bitterness. Brewed with late hop additions and generously dry-hopped, the 7.3 percent alcohol-by-volume beer is incredibly citrus-forward, yet balanced by cereal notes and biscuit undertones from the malt. When all the ingredients are combined, this IPA showcases the signature qualities of hop-forward Stone beers.

To fully experience the generous dose of hops and its unique malt bill, Stone Pataskala Red X IPA should be enjoyed within the 90-day “enjoy by” date printed on the bottle neck. Fans will be able to find this seasonal release in limited quantities through May.

Courtsey of Stone Brewing Co

Quick Facts
Stone Pataskala Red X IPA
Name: Stone Pataskala Red X IPA
URL: stonebrewing.com/pataskalaipa
Stats: 7.3% ABV, 75 IBUs

Availability: Seasonal 12-ounce bottles in six-packs and draft, beginning February 1
Hop Varieties: Mosaic, Amarillo, Cascade
National Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Baja California, Mexico; Germany; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea; Singapore; Sweden; Thailand; United Kingdom
Find Beer: http://find.stonebrewing.com/

Courtesy of Stone Brewing Co
About Stone Brewing
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company will be the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate a brewery in Europe, and is also building a production brewery and destination restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. Brewing at both locations is anticipated to begin in spring 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing. For more information on Stone Brewing, please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.