Thursday, October 8, 2015

Beers Made By Walking Taps Hike Inspired Beers & Cider At Naked City Brewing

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On Thursday, October 15, Beers Made By Walking and Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust are serving up a series of place-based beers and cider that are inspired by trails found along the Greenway Corridor. The tapping takes place at Naked City Brewing in Seattle on October 15, from 6-9pm. Proceeds from the beer are donated to Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.

The featured beers come directly from a collaboration with the Greenway Trust, which sent experts to lead a series of public hikes with brewers. Each brewer was challenged to make beer inspired by the plants from the trail. The beers/cider you will taste on October 15 include ingredients such as cherries, salal, cedar boughs, blackberries, wild chamomile, devil’s club, and much more.

Here is a list of beers from each of our 10 participating breweries. Additional information about the event is available here.

Fremont Brewing - Licorice-Ginger Bonfire Ale - Winter Ale with brewer’s licorice and ginger inspired by licorice fern and wild ginger. 6.0% ABV, 40 IBU

Ghostfish Brewing - Red Cedar Pale Ale - Pale Ale featuring red cedar boughs. 5.1% ABV, 57.9 IBU

Hi Fi Brewing - Play That Funky Music - Porter with chocolate and cherries inspired by wild cherries found in the Snoqualmie Valley. 5.5% ABV, 40 IBU

Lantern Brewing - Amabalis Wit - Belgian Wit with salal, fennel, elder and yarrow flowers, granite chunks, and silver fir resin inspired by Bandera Mountain. 4.5%

Machine House Brewing - Porter brewed with Devil’s club, inspired by the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River. 5.4% ABV, 18 IBU

Naked City Brewing - English Style Strong Ale with red and black currants inspired by Seattle’s Seward Park. 9% ABV, 22 IBU

Seattle Cider Company - Wild Fermented Berry - Barrel fermented cider with whole fresh raspberries and blackberries. 6.5% AVB

Stoup Brewing - Brambleweizen - Hefeweizen brewed with blackberries. 5.0% ABV, 13 IBU

Tin Dog Brewing - Wild Chamomile Wit - Wit brewed with wild chamomile. 4.2% ABV, 20 IBU

Two Beers Brewing - Woodland Hike Chocolate Stout - Stout brewed with foraged wood for added depth of flavor. 6.5% ABV, 30 IBU

McMenamins Black Window Porter Coming October 15th

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Chilly weather and early sunsets may make us groan, but it’s the autumn season that inspires some of the best full-bodied microbrews in the Pacific Northwest. Enter McMenamins’ Black Widow Porter! First brewed more than 20 years ago at Thompson Brewery, Black Widow stands out from the typical pumpkin flavored line up of Halloween brews with its robust malty flavors and undertones of caramel and licorice. All McMenamins breweries will be making a batch of the porter this year, available October 15 through Halloween.

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Malts: Bairds Pale Malt, Great Western Munich, Great Western Flaked Barley, Great Western Wheat, Bairds 135/165L Crys­tal, Bairds Roast Material, Bairds Black Malt
Ultra (Bittering & Flavor)
Additional Ingredient:
Licorice Root

ABV: 7.35%    IBU: 30   SRM: 38
McMenamins breweries will be celebrating the Black Widow release throughout October. Consumers can purchase a bottle of Black Widow at McMenamins’ gift shops or sample different variations of this festive brew at any of these events:
·Widow’s Weekend at Thompson Brewery and Public House in Salem, Oregon on  10/9, 10/10 and 10/11.
·Widowmaker Release (Black Widow aged in whiskey barrels) at the White Eagle in Portland, Oregon on 10/15 (24th anniversary of 1st brewing and official company-wide release date).
·Widowmaker Release (Black Widow aged in whiskey barrels) at the Bagdad Theater Reel Beer Series in Portland, OR on 10/16.
·Whiskey Widow Release (Black Widow 2014 vintage aged in whiskey barrels) at the Kennedy School in Portland, Oregon on 10/31.

If you’re looking for a more spirited option this Halloween, McMenamins is offering Halloween Scare Packs. Each package includes house-made coffee liqueur, McMenamins coffee, mummy cat footed glass, and recipes. The Scare Packs will be available for $35 in McMenamins’ gift shops starting on Oct. 9.

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JR Motorsports and Regan Smith's Dale's Pale Ale No. 7 Debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Longmont, CO & Brevard, NC - Dale's Pale Ale, Oskar Blues Brewery's flagship brew and first American craft beer in a can, makes its second appearance of the season Friday night as a primary sponsor of Regan Smith and the JR Motorsports No. 7 Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS).
Last weekend, Smith charged from fourth to first during a restart on Lap 120 and stayed there for the rest of the Hisense 200 NXS race at Dover International Speedway, posting his second victory of the season. That put Smith and the No. 7 team back in serious contention for the series title heading into Charlotte.
Oskar Blues Brewery, a Colorado-based craft brewery which has a second location in Brevard, N.C. and recently announced plans for a third in Austin, Texas next year, builds on its relationship as the first official craft brewery of Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The relationship between Oskar Blues and CMS kicked off in 2013, when the brewery sponsored driver Landon Cassill and his No. 4 JD Motorsports Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series' Dollar General 300 at CMS.
"At Oskar Blues, we like to buck convention and do things our way," said Chad Melis, Oskar Blues' marketing director. "We see a similar hard-working, hands-on, American-made attitude in Regan Smith and the whole crew at JR Motorsports, and that is why we're proud to be a sponsor of his No. 7 Chevrolet at home in North Carolina.
"Our NASCAR sponsorship is a great way to celebrate the competition and speed we love with a can of craft brew at the track."
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 Meet Regan Smith for autographs Friday, Oct. 9, at 3:15 pm (ET) at the Oskar Blues Brewery / Dale's Pale Ale tent in the Charlotte Motor Speedway FanZone.  Grab a CAN of Oskar Blues Brewery's cold, refreshing, voluminously-hopped Dale's Pale Ale or crisp Mama's Little Yella Pils at select track locations at the Charlotte Motor Speedway weekend.
In addition to serving as the primary sponsor of the JR Motorsports Up front podcast hosted by Smith on Dirty Mo Radio every Thursday, Dale's Pale Ale has been an associate sponsor on Smith's car throughout the 2015 season. A schedule of the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series can be viewed 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 breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina, while approaching 200,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery continues to stay innovative with releases like The Crowler. Oskar Blues Brewery currently distributes to 44 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden and the U.K.  To keep up with all things Oskar Blues, visit
In 2013, Oskar Blues founded the CAN'd Aid Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that community puts its spin on doin' good by supporting Tunes, Treads + Trails and Love Yur Mama programs in communities around the US. 

About JR MotorsportsJR Motorsports is the management company and racing operation for Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's 12-time Most Popular Driver and winner of more than 40 NASCAR-sanctioned races. JR Motorsports competes in multiple racing divisions, including the NASCAR XFINITY Series, in which it won the 2014 championship with 18-year-old Chase Elliott.  The company competes in regional late model divisions, in which it just earned its second championship in three years. To learn more about the organization, its drivers and its sponsorship opportunities, visit

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Stone Brewing Releases Stone Coffee Milk Stout

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Stone Brewing Co. Releases Freshly Brewed
Stone Coffee Milk Stout
 Escondido, CA (Oct. 6, 2015) – Back for the cold(er) weather months, Stone Brewing Co. is releasing freshly brewed batches of Stone Coffee Milk Stout. While the recipe remains essentially the same, this year the bittersweet, creamy, coffee-laced stout has a slightly elevated alcohol content, ringing in at 5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). Beginning this week, the beer starts arriving in 12-ounce six-packs and on draft at retailers, restaurants and bars where Stone beers are sold.

 Mild ale malt was used as a base grain to help create a rich, roasty character, and other specialty grains contribute cocoa, licorice and subdued coffee flavors. Magnum hops bring a clean bitterness, gently contrasting with the beer’s malt-forward qualities. Brewed with whole coffee beans from San Diego-based roaster Ryan Bros Coffee, the bitterness of the coffee is balanced out brilliantly by the addition of milk sugar, which provides sweetness and creaminess to the stout’s smooth, easy-drinking texture. Those inviting flavors are supported by a bumped-up malt bill, giving this year’s version more body and a bit more oomph in the ABV department (from 4.2 to 5 percent).

“The recipe for this beer was originally brewed on the 10-barrel pilot system at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station as an experimental, one-time offering,” said Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “Since we were really pleased with the original brew of Stone Coffee Milk Stout and how well received it was among our fans, we decided to make it available nationwide as an annual release, making only minor adjustments to this year’s recipe. Fans should still expect to enjoy the same roasty malt character but now with a richer mouthfeel and slightly fuller body. ”

Stone Coffee Milk Stout is a smooth combination of sweet and bitter coffee flavors that work well with a diverse selection of foods. For the purpose of maximizing enjoyment or exhibiting appreciation for the beer, fans are encouraged to share photos of their favorite Stone Coffee Milk Stout food pairings on Twitter, Facebook, InstagramGoogle+, Pinterest using #PairedWith.

This beer will only be available during fall and winter, the ideal seasons for savoring rich, coffee-accented ales. Enjoy Stone Coffee Milk Stout fresh or store it at proper cellaring temperatures (55°F or lower) for up to one year after its “bottled on” date, which can be found on the shoulder of the bottle.  

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Quick Facts Stone Coffee Milk Stout
Name: Stone Coffee Milk Stout
Stats: 5% ABV, 40 IBUs
Availability: 12-ounce bottles in six-packs and draft, beginning October 5
Hops Bill: Magnum
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; Hong Kong; Berlin, Germany; Japan; Singapore; Korea; Sweden; Thailand; and United Kingdom
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About Stone Brewing Co.
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. 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 own and operate its own 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 early 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 Co., please visit or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.

Beers Made By Walking 18 Beers & Ciders Inspired By Trails In Forest Park This Saturday

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PORTLAND, OR - Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) invites brewers to create place-based beers inspired by plants found on nature trails. Today, BMBW announces a beer tapping event featuring 18 beers/ciders that were inspired by the trails in Portland’s Forest Park.

The event takes place on October 10, from 12-5pm, at four different bars in SE Portland - Bazi Bierbrasserie, Belmont Station, Horse Brass Pub, and Likewise.

The featured beers come directly from a collaboration with the Forest Park Conservancy, which sent experts to lead monthly public hikes with brewers in Forest Park. Hikes took place on various trails throughout Forest Park. “Cumulatively, the beers create a drinkable landscape portrait of Forest Park,” says Eric Steen, founder and director of BMBW.

Each brewery is donating the beer for this event and a percentage of the the beer sales on October 10 will support the Forest Park Conservancy’s work restoring Forest Park.
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Participating breweries include: 10 Barrel Brewing, Base Camp Brewing, Burnside Brewing, Coalition Brewing, The Commons Brewery, Ecliptic Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Humble Brewing, Laurelwood Brewing,  Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Upright Brewing, and Widmer Brothers Brewing.

Participants can visit any of the four pubs in any order from 12-5pm. For those interested in a scheduled walk between the four venues, a walking party will begin at Belmont Station at noon and end at Bazi Bierbrasserie.

Locations of participating pubs, in order of the walking tour:
Belmont Station - 4500 SE Stark Blvd. Portland
Horse Brass Pub - 4534 SE Belmont St. Portland
Likewise - 3564 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
Bazi Bierbrasserie - 1522 SE 32nd Ave, Portland
 The Beer List, in order by pub:
Belmont Station
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Cedarcalifragilisticexpialidocious - Western Red Cedar tips, love, and a little bit of magic. Hoppy red ale brewed with cedar. 6.3% / 76 IBU

Laurelwood Brewing
There Gose the Neighborhood - Gose is an old wheat beer style that uses Lactobacillus bacteria, coriander and salt. We were inspired by berries on our walk this year for Beers Made by Walking and decided to add one of our favorite berries, strawberries. 5.1%, 8 IBU

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
Newtown Hawthorn - Newtown Pippin cider with Hawthorn berries, Dandelion root, Burdock root and Western Redcedar chip bag garnish. 7.9%

Upright Brewing
Barrel Aged Six - A blend of two casks, one that formerly held our barleywine, and before that rum, and before that bourbon. The second cask was used for nocino (walnut liquor). We added a poplar bud tincture gives the blend a distinct character that goes well with the cask associated flavors. 7.2%, 20 IBU

Horse Brass Pub
Burnside Brewing / Coalition Brewing Collaboration
Bustin’ Grapes - Tart Gruit bittered with Oregon Grape root and back sweetened with local pinot noir grapes. No hops added, bittered with Oregon Grape root. 6.2%, 0 IBU

Humble Brewing
Trail Time - Saison brewed with Hawthorn berries and lemon balm tea. 4.7%, 43 IBU

Hopworks Urban Brewery
Wandering Brewers Bitter - An Extra Special Bitter inspired by Portland’s Forest Park. 4.6%, 51 IBU

Likewise Bar
Ecliptic Brewing 
Cedar Canopus - Our Canopus IPA aged on Western Red Cedar. 6.8%, 70 IBU

Hopworks Urban Brewery
Morning Brew - A light bodied, malty beverage to accompany you on any morning stroll through the woods. A hint of black malt along with vanilla leaf adds to the complexity of every sip. 5%, 10 IBU

Hopworks Urban Brewery
The Situationist Regional - Get lost with this Strong Ale, brewed with tips from Western Hemlock, Doug Fir, Grand Fir, and Cedar. 6.2%, 50 IBU

Widmer Brothers Brewing - TBA

Bazi Bierbrasserie
Base Camp Brewing 
Forest Park Wild Yeast Barrel Aged 'Shroomed Pilgrimage Saison - Saison aged in a rum barrel that previously held our lager and candy cap mushrooms, fermented with a wild yeast from the Ancient Forest Preserve, an old growth forest owned by Forest Park Conservancy. 7.6%, 12 IBUs

The Commons Brewery
Tinderbox - Saison with redwood bows, cedar bows & pine smoked tea. 4.6%, 11 IBU

High Street Homebrew Club 
HSHC Spruce Lee - Simcoe hops heighten the citrus taste that both contrasts and compliments the aromatic spruce tip addition. This beer was brewed commercially at Portland U-Brew. 6.8%, 74 IBU

Hopworks Urban Brewery 
Samsara - Belgian Pale with licorice fern, wild ginger, and extra light maple syrup. Inspired by the falling path of a Maple whirlybird. 5.3%, 15 IBU

10 Barrel Brewing - Sweet Chariot Belgian style fruit beer that was soured in the kettle with lactobacillus culture, fermented with sweet cherries and Belgian yeast. 6.0%, 8 IBU
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About Forest Park Conservancy:
The Forest Park Conservancy protects and fosters the ecological health of Forest Park, maintains and enhances the park's extensive trails network, and inspires community appreciation and future stewardship of this iconic, urban wilderness as a gift for future generations.

About Beers Made By Walking:
Beers Made By Walking is a program that invites people to step outside and see the place they live in a new light. We invite brewers to take nature walks and make beer inspired by the plants identified on the trail. Since 2011, we have worked with over 100 breweries in Oregon, California, Colorado, North Carolina, and Washington. Our hiking and tasting events act as educational experiences and fundraising programs for environmental organizations in the regions we serve.

Breakside Brewery 2nd Annual Oktoberfest This Sunday

Milwaukie, OR - Breakside Brewery's 2nd annual Oktoberfest celebration takes place this Sunday October 11th, 2015 at the Breakside Taproom & Brewery in Milwaukie, Oregon. This all-ages event was a big hit with Breakside fans and the Milwaukie community last year, featuring a day of special beers, German style food, authentic glassware, games and all-ages family friendly activities.

From 12-8pm on Sunday for $15 attendees get a souvenir German-style Pilsner glass and 5 drink tickets. Guests will be treated to German pub fare grilled up by Breakside Chef Mike Blank-Delaney, with piped in German tunes and a covered outdoor area. No advanced tickets necessary. 

Beer List
1 ticket for taste / 4 tickets for full pour:

Passionfruit Sour Ale - American Sour Ale with Fruit 5% 3 IBU Tart, tropical, passionfruit, wheat, acidity

Breakside IPA - West Coast IPA 6.8% Evergreen, tropical, balanced, bitter 70 IBU

Pilsner - German Pilsner 5% 35 IBU Grass, herbal, spicy, bready, crisp

Wanderlust - West Coast IPA 6.0% Dank, tropical, orange, grapefruit

Doug Fir Logger - Golden Ale 5.5% Orange zest, grassy, sweet malt

Smoked Oktoberfest - German Rauchbier. Flavors of Bacon, sweet malt, herbal, smooth

PomegranateGose - FruitedGose. Tart, juicy, quenching, soft wheat, red fruit, flor de jamaica

Pinot Smoked Lager - Wine & Grape Smoked Beer 5.3% 20 IBU Light smoke, woody, grapey, austere

Will’s Alt-Altbier - 5.5% 40IBU Spicy, crisp, light caramel

1911ViennaCoffee - ExperimentalCoffeeBeer 6% 30IBU Coffee, toasted marshmallow, red berry, chocolate wafer, light caramel

Smoked Apple Ale - Spiced Amber Ale with Apples 5.3% 18 IBU Apple pie, autumn campfire, fresh pressed cider, sweet and smoky malt

*2 tickets for taste / 4 tickets for 1⁄2 pour:

*Ludovicus Antonius - Weizenbock 8.2% 22 IBU Banana, clove, chocolate, honey, banana bread

*Bourbon Barrel Aztec(No full Pours) - Strong Amber Ale Chocolate, light chilies, whiskey


Cider Riot!

*Burncider-Apple Cider *Never Give an Inch- Blackberry Cider

Non Alcoholic Drinks(available at food counter):

Ice cold drinks $1 / ticket Water 2 for $1 / ticket

Food Menu Beer Bratwurst with Cider Sauerkraut in a beer bun $6 Served with chips (veggie option available)
Fressen Pretzel with Beer Cheese Sauce and Stout Mustard $4 Landjaegar-
Stout Brownie $4

WHAT: Breakside Brewery 2nd annual Oktoberfest
WHERE: Breakside Milwaukie Taproom & Brewery, 5821 SE International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222 DATE: Sunday, October 11th, 2015
TIME: Noon to 8pm
COST: $15 for a souvenir glass and 5 drink tickets for 21+ drinkers

Monday, October 5, 2015


Courtesy of Firestone Brewing Co

Wild Beer Expert Embarks on Educational Acid Trips This Fall

Buellton, CA: Get ready to embark on a mindbending journey into the world of wild beers as Jeffers drops acid…

Acid knowledge, that is. 

Indeed, Jeffers Richardson—director of Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks wild beer facility—is taking his trailblazing educational show on the road this fall under the banner of “Jeffers Drops Acid…Knowledge,” inviting you to explore how acidity shapes your sensory perception of wild beers.

“When it comes to wild or sour beers, acidity plays more of a role in the taste experience compared to traditional beers, which are more defined by their hop and malt profiles,” Richardson said. “This seminar is designed to explore the role of acidity, and to reveal not only what you are tasting in the beer, but also why.”

Credit Nick Gingold. Jeffers at Center with David Walker at left
Perception vs. Reality

The seminars delve into the differences between pH and total (or titratable) acidity as well as the sensory relationship between smell and taste. Different concentrations of acetic, citric and lactic acids are tasted, enabling you to discover the signature characteristics of each. Along the way, you learn how each of these acids shapes flavor, mouthfeel and overall perception.

Each seminar then ends on a sour note with a special tasting of limited releases from Barrelworks to test your newfound knowledge and reinforce the lesson.

The “Jeffers Drops Acid…Knowledge” seminar series originated at the brewery earlier this year and was met with enthusiasm, prompting Richardson to take it on the road. A recent similar event in collaboration with The Rare Barrel in Berkeley sold out in two minutes.

“The response has been phenomenal,” Richardson said. “Many people are new to wild beers, and this is a really fun way to take a crash course.”

Next Seminar

The next “Jeffers Drops Acid…Knowledge” seminar will take place at The Handle Bar in Chico on October 12 as part of Chico Beer Week. Additional upcoming dates and locations will be announced soon.

Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks is a story of beer, barrels and unintended consequences, of renegade brewers, and of a pet project turning into a wild beast:

Victory Brewing Company Launches Hoppy Quad

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Downingtown, PA, October 5, 2015– Inspired by the Trappist brewers of Belgium, Victory Brewing Company (Victory) announces Hoppy Quad, its first endeavor in the quadrupel ale style since the ever popular V Twelve, with its own whole flower-hopped twist.  Intense yet approachable, the Belgian-style ale exemplifies the union of traditional fermentation and brewing techniques with modern ingenuity the brewery has become extremely well known for.

A bright and bold beer, Hoppy Quad is brewed exclusively with American hops: Cascade, Chinook, Citra, Mosaic and is fermented in the Belgian yeast strain. As a result, the smooth and elegant brew boasts exceptional aromas of freshly cut peaches against hints of brewer's grain while aromatic notes of citrus and resinous cedar are evidenced.  Capitalizing the B in bold, freshly intense Hoppy Quad is flavorfully more assertive compared to dubbel and tripel counterparts and with an ABV of 13%, this surprisingly easy drinking brew takes center stage as the life of every party it attends.

On shelves and on draft through November, Victory’s Hoppy Quad is available across the brewery’s 36 state distribution footprint, in 750ml bottles with a suggested retail price of approximately $9.99. Pricing will vary slightly based upon location. Use Victory’s Beerfinder to discover a nearby location, or download the free Victory Mobile app for Android or iPhone.

“We had as much fun thinking about and making this as we did sampling the first batch,” said Victory’s President and Brewmaster, Bill Covaleski. “True lovers of the Belgian quadrupel process, fans of V Twelve and even those new to the flavors of craft beer are certain to enjoy all the flavors this new brew brings to our family of Victory products with its bold assertiveness.”

About Victory Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company is a craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Founded by childhood friends, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, Victory officially opened its doors in February of 1996. In addition to the original Downingtown brewery and brewpub, Victory recently opened a second state-of-the-art brewery in Parkesburg, PA to expand production capabilities and serve fans of fully flavored beers in 36 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company visit us on the web at

Juli Goldenberg/Monkey Paw/Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale Available Today

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Stone Brewing Co. Releases Latest Collaboration:
Juli Goldenberg/Monkey Paw/Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale

 ESCONDIDO, CA (Oct. 5, 2015) – To highlight the homebrewing talent that helps foster innovation among the craft beer community, Stone Brewing Co. hosts an annual Stone Homebrew Competition & American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Rally. This year’s prize-winning contender was created by Juli Goldenberg, QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity) homebrew club member and founder of the San Diego Suds Sorority. San Diego-based Monkey Paw Brewing Company was later asked to complete the collaborative trifecta. A creative recipe inspired by carrot cake, Juli Goldenberg/Monkey Paw/Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale is a Belgian-style golden strong ale infused with carrot juice, milk sugar, raisins, cinnamon and vanilla beans. Today, the latest Stone Collaboration beer will begin arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at retailers, restaurants and bars in markets where Stone beers are sold.

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Earlier this year, 27 talented participants vied for the prize: the opportunity to have their imaginative creation brewed on Stone’s large-scale, 120-barrel brewing system and distributed nationally. After AHA members submitted selections for a top pick, a panel of judges—Stone co-founders Steve Wagner and Greg Koch, Craft Beer Ambassador “Dr.” Bill Sysak, and members of Stone’s Small Batch Team and Quality Assurance Department—spent a great deal of time and deliberation making sure the blue ribbon went to the most deserving of the bunch. In the end, Goldenberg’s carrot cake-framed Belgian ale earned the top honors, making her the first female brewer to win the competition.

“If we followed Juli’s exact recipe, more than 10,000 pounds of shredded carrots would have been needed per batch,” explains Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “That’s a heck of a lot of carrots! Luckily, we were able to source locally produced carrot juice concentrate of amazing quality that has a bright orange color and lots of fermentable sugars, which contributed to a final result that tastes just like carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.”

When formulating her creation, Goldenberg relied on unconventional brewing ingredients to emulate the rich, complex characters of this dessert. The malt bill provides a perfect backbone for the special ingredients to shine through, while the hops contribute enough bitterness to balance the multitude of flavors and aromas. Raisins, carrots and milk sugar were incorporated during the brewing process, giving way for a medium body that’s creamy and smooth. Vanilla beans and cinnamon were added after fermentation to replicate aroma and taste similar to cream cheese frosting.

“This has been a great opportunity and I really enjoyed working with the Stone Brewing Team to re-create my recipe,” says Goldenberg. “Since Monkey Paw Head Brewer Cosimo Sorrentino is a good friend of mine and a San Diego brewer I truly respect, he was the first person I thought of when asked who should be the third collaborator. Plus, with his culinary background, Cosimo is adept at marrying characteristics of food and beer, a trait that comes in handy when brewing a carrot cake-flavored ale!”

To fully enjoy the beer’s delectable flavors, Juli Goldenberg/Monkey Paw/Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale should be enjoyed fresh. For those wishing to sit on a goldmine, this golden ale may also be stored at proper cellaring temperatures for several months or years. Over time, the beer will become more refined and smooth as the hop qualities subside.

Homebrewers and craft beer imbibers can look forward to future winning recipes from the Stone Homebrew Competition & American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Rally. For 2016, the annual tournament will take place in November at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station. Once the planning is complete, more information will be available via

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Quick Facts
Juli Goldenberg/Monkey Paw/Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale
Name: Juli Goldenberg/Monkey Paw/Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale
Stats: 8.5% ABV, 40 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning October 5
Hops Bill: Czech Saaz, Hallertau
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; Japan; Korea; Singapore; Sweden; and United Kingdomberta and British Columbia, Canada; Japan; Korea; Singapore; Sweden; and United Kingdom

About Stone Brewing Co.
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. 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 own and operate its own 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 early 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 Co., please visit or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.

3rd Annual Peche Fest Saturday Oct 10th

Portland, Oregon - The 3rd annual Peche Fest - a celebration of Peach beers and cider is proud to announce their final taplist, peach infused food menu and cocktail to be showcased Saturday October 10th, 2015 at Saraveza and Bad Habit Room. Possibly the largest collection of juicy, tart and fuzzy peach infused beers ever, the Peche Fest combines super rare beer geek favorites like Upright Brewing's Fantasia and Logsdon's Peche n' Brett with brand new creation's like 10 Barrel Brewing's Peachalicious. We are also excited to announce we will be pouring a keg of recent Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal winning beer, Block 15 Brewing's Turbulent Consequence Peche. Tickets are on sale now and come with a collectible branded glass and two drink tickets for only $10 and available at

Special Peach infused Food Menu:

-Smoked Chicken Sandwich w/Carolina Style Peach BBQ Sauce & Pecan Coleslaw

-Peach & Habanero Pork Pasty

-Peach Cobbler
Cocktail Special: Peach & Ginger Mint Julep


Block 15 Brewing: Peche
Fresh picked winter snow white peaches were added to select barrels of spontaneously fermented Turbulent Consequence, matured an additional seven months. 6% ABV.

Breakside Brewery: Abbey's Crumble
Sour Wit Brewed with Ginger, Peach and Nectarine. 10 IBU and 7.2% Abv.

Burnside Brewing: Gin & Joose
This beer is Peaches of Immortality, a tart French Saison, added to Ransom's Old Tom Gin barrels and aged for 3 months with fresh strawberries, peaches, mangos, and a touch of lavendar. The fruit/flower additions along with the barrel flavor work together to add a soft bouquet of botanical aromas and a little bit of sweetness to a simple yet bold base beer. 6.2% ABV, 3 IBU.

Crooked Stave: Persica Vintage 2013 
Sour Golden Ale Aged in Wine Barrels with Colorado Palisade Peaches

Crooked Stave: Batch #50
Grand Cru Wild Ale Barrel Aged 22 Months in Wine Barrels with Colorado Palisade Peaches 

De Garde Brewing: Peach & Apricot Bu (bottles)
A Berliner-Weisse style Ale aged in oak barrels with Peaches and Apricots. 4.5% Abv.

Dogfish Head: Festina Peche
A neo-Berliner-Weisse. Festina is delicately hopped and has a pale straw color. To soften the intense sourness, Berliner Weisse is traditionally served with a dash of essence of woodruff or raspberry syrup.
In Festina Peche, since the natural peach sugars are eaten by the yeast, the fruit complexity is woven into both the aroma and the taste of the beer so there is no need to doctor it with woodruff or raspberry syrup. Just open and enjoy! 4.5% Abv 8 IBU's.

Double Mountain: Peche Mode
It was last September when we received the news that Mt. View Orchards in Parkdale, OR had somewhat of a bumper crop of peaches. We took this as a sign to bring back an old favorite. The Peche Mode makes a triumphant return this year with nearly 500 pounds of peaches added to a Strong Belgian Ale base, and then inoculated with Brettanomyces.   We gave it nine months to relax and think. The result is a peachy, farmhouse paradise. Lightly tart and refreshing, this one drinks easy. When life hands you peaches, make beer! 8.6% ABV, 7BU

Ecliptic Brewing/Cigar City Brewing: Ellipsing the Sun
sauvignon blanc barrel aged beer with peaches, apricots, lemon, and juniper. 9% ABV.

Elysian Brewing: Gourdgia On My Mind Pumpkin Peach Ale
The original Peach Pumpkin ale referenced in the infamous Budweiser tv ad! Brewed with Pale, Munich, chocolate, brown, and Thomas Fawcett amber malts. Pumpkin and pecan meal in the mash. Magnum hops, pumpkin and cinnamon in the boil, pumpkin and peach puree and light and dark Karo syrups to the fermenter.

Epic Brewing: Brainless on Peaches
We took our double gold medal winning Brainless® Belgian, added peach puree and aged it in French Chardonnay casks. It develops nicely as it warms displaying more fruit and wine. 10.7% Abv.

Epic Brewing: SOUR Brainless on Peaches
Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches is a blend of the Brett and Lacto foeders, and Pediococcus wine casks that were blended into neutral oak white wine casks. Aged 18-months. 7.3% Abv.

Ex Novo Brewing: Peaches Ain't Nothing but Gose and Tricks  
German Gose brewed with Jacobsen Sea Salt and apricot and peach purees.  Then moved to pinot barrels and aged with Brett C on fresh Oregon peaches.  Delightfully tart and super juicy with just touch of Brett funk. 5.5% Abv.

Finnriver Cider: Country Peach
 Our farm-crafted Country Peach sour cider is a combination of pear and apple wines fermented in barrels and in steel tanks then combined. Once blended, we employed a famous finishing technique from the Belgian beer world called ‘lambic.’ Historically, a fermented sour beer, called ‘gueuze,’ is fruited with the brewer’s choice of fresh fruit. This fruit ferments on top of the beer and adds a fresh and sharp fruit profile to the nose and the palate.
At Finnriver, we added 100 pounds of whole peaches to a blended tank of soured cider (our gueuze) and let the resident yeast/bacteria finish their life on ripe peach goodness. This last fruit pushes our sour cider on to a form of cider lambic. Bottle conditioned, gently carbonated and pasteurized to hold the sweetness. 6.5% Abv.

Fort George: Eat a Peach
There’s nothing quite like taking a bite of a fresh peach in the heat of summer. This beer aims to emulate that juicy peach experience. A simple grain bill of 2-row and wheat and a small addition of Nugget Hops. Some lactobacillus in the kettle dropped the pH to 3.62. We added 180lbs of sliced peaches in secondary fermentation and 20lbs more of pureed peaches in the bright tank. This beer finishes dry with a nice amount of peach flavor and is perfect while listening to the Allman Brothers on a hot August day. ABV: 6.8%

Fort George: Summer Stout
Organic two-row, honey malt, midnight wheat and black barley give the beer a rich malt flavor and blackness, balanced with 100% Cascade hops. After initial fermentation on clean, crisp Fort George yeast, the beer gets a secondary fermentation on lots of organic peaches. 5.3% Abv 45 IBU.

Golden Valley Brewing: Brett Haven
Brett Haven is Golden Valley’s latest beer to incorporate fresh fruit and barrel aging. This light blonde ale aged 3 months in a bourbon barrel with Brettanomyces yeast before spending another two months in an Oregon Pinot Noir barrel with 100 pounds of local Red Haven peaches.  Notes of bourbon, oak, and Pinot meld with light Brettanomyces character and peach blossoms for a nuanced and refreshing beer. OG  1.046 IBU  11 ABV   5.4%

Great Divide Brewing: Peach Grand Cru
Peach Grand Cru is Great Divide’s newest limited offering. Brewed with Colorado fruit picked right at the peak of ripeness, this Belgian-style ale marries two of our home state’s well-known offerings: great beer and fresh Palisade peaches. Both sophisticated and balanced, this extraordinary, aromatic ale was born to be savored beyond the orchard. 12% Abv.

Hi-Wheel Wine & Mead: Peach Cobbler
Citrus peach wine infused with cinnamon nutmeg and cloves.

Hopworks/New Belgium: B-Side EP Peach Sour
B-Side EP is a kettle soured ale made by brewing the wort on Friday and then letting it sit over the weekend in the kettle. On Monday the wort will be transferred to the fermenter where it will join with 50 pounds of organic peaches and dry hopped with juicy and bright organic Amarillo, El Dorado and Chinook hops.

Laht Neppur Brewing: Peachy Keen
This American Amber ale is made with organically grown peaches andorganic two-row premium malt, with a subtle hint of cinnamon andclove. It features a very low hop profile. Get a glass and you’ll be feelingPeachy Keen! 5.2% Abv, 18 IBU's.

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales: Peche 'n Brett
Our seasonal oak aged peach beer is brewed with local Oregon fruit. Peche 'n Brett is brewed and refermented with the peaches added in to our award winning Seizoen Bretta. One and a half pound of peaches are added to each gallon of Bretta to produce a secondary fermentation resulting in complex oak-derived fruity dryness. Final refermentation with pear juice provides natural carbonation with added aromas and flavors captured in the bottle. 10.0% ABV, 35 IBU

New Belgium/Hopworks: B-Side Peach IPA
B-Side Organic Peach IPA is a certified organic India Pale Ale brewed with peaches. Amarillo hops and peaches burst with stone fruit, while a pleasant, drying bitterness finishes absolutely clean. Fruit IPA? Yes, please. We brewed this beer in Fort Collins with our B Corporation buds at New Belgium. The best thing is that we have plenty of the beer to go around in Portland so we’re throwing numerous release parties. Beginning Thursday, July 23, 2015, New Belgium and HUB will host tap takeovers, dinner parties and make appearances at the Oregon Brewer’s Festival, toasting to Portland’s avid beer enthusiasts.

New Belgium Brewing: Eric's Ale
Eric’s Ale, named for long time New Belgium brewer Eric Salazar, combines a dry, sour beer aged up to three years in oak foeders with a semi sweet, higher alcohol base beer. The resulting blend is re-fermented with peach juice, creating a smooth ale with subtle peach tones and a warm, spicy finish. The aroma has pleasant hints of vanilla and tropical fruit, the wood characteristics are present but nicely muted.

10 Barrel Brewing (Bend): Peachalicious
4.5-5.5% abv fermented in Pinot bbls with truckloads of  peaches

10 Barrel Brewing (Portland): Du Peche Mode
Whitney Burnside brewed a Belgian-style Golden Ale with Rye and aged it in a chardonnay barrel with Donut Peaches. 7.8% Abv.

13 Virtues Brewing: Peach Fuzz Pils
Yes, it's cute - and it's delicious! Our Peach Fuzz Pils was brewed in honor of a very special little girl, born the day before this beer was! It's an American pilsner brewed with Cascade hops and about a pound of peach puree per gallon. Time to get yer fuzz on! 6% Abv 30 IBU.

Upright Brewing: Fantasia
A barrel fermented beer using fresh peaches from Baird Family Orchards. The Fantasia is firmly tart and hugely aromatic with a character not unlike Belgian fruit lambics. Minimum one year on oak before an extended bottle conditioning prior to release. 5.75% Abv.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 10th from 3pm to 10pm

VIP HOUR(s):  1pm to 3pm in Saraveza only (SOLD OUT)

WHERE: Saraveza & Bad Habit Room

WHAT: 25+ Peach Beers, Ciders, Food & Cocktail Special

GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 for commemorative glass and 2 drink tickets, $2 for each additional ticket. Available now at

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