Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Stone Brewing Co. Contributes More Than $490,000 to Charity in 2014

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Press Release:

ESCONDIDO, CA (Jan. 28, 2015) – Thanks to loyal fans, passionate volunteers, craft brewing compatriots and Stone employees, Stone Brewing Co. contributed more than $490,000 in cash and donated more than $230,000 worth of beer to various charities in 2014. As in previous years, the past 12 months were filled with fundraising events and other endeavors that benefitted a diverse group of organizations.

“Since establishing Stone Brewing Co. in 1996, we have donated more than $3 million to charitable and nonprofit organizations throughout the world,” said Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch. “We are dedicated to supporting our community and promoting a culture of social responsibility. Through the various events held this year and the donations we provided, Stone is investing in organizations that make a positive difference in the cities where we live. Cheers to our fans and the people who made these donations possible!”

2014 charitable efforts include:
Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival
The Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival was held on August 15 and 16. One hundred percent of the proceeds, $270,000 in all, was donated to San Diego County area charities, including the Boys & Girls Club of San MarcosFight ALDPalomar Family YMCASurfrider Foundation and California State University San Marcos Foundation. In addition to covering a number of expenses, Stone paid employees for more than 3,000 hours worked alongside charity volunteers to produce the event.

Stone Brewing Co. Brewery Tours
A portion of proceeds from Stone brewery tours, $45,000, was donated to San Diego County charities, including Urban Corps of San Diego CountyCommunity HousingWorksBig Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego, the San Diego Blood Bank and Palomar College Foundation. Stone made this possible by contributing $1 from each public brewery tour admission.

Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison
Stone donated $75,000 from the proceeds of Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison to two nonprofit organizations: and TKF (Tariq Khamisa Foundation). Additionally, Stone contributed $25,000 to the Matt Courtright Memorial Brewing Scholarship, which is administered by the Southern California District of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas.

May 2014 Fire Siege Fundraising Event
Stone partnered with the San Diego County Council of Firefighters to host a fundraising event at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido that netted in $20,000 for families impacted by May's Cocos and Poinsettia fires. Stone freight trucks were also parked outside the restaurant to accept donations of new and gently used clothing and housing goods to assist families devastated by the fires.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station 12/15 IPA: Ales for ALS IPA
Stone donated $17,000 from the proceeds of Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station 12/15 IPA: Ales for ALS IPA to Ales for ALS, an organization that supports research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Operation Homefront IPA 
Stone donated more than $27,000 from sales of Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Operation Homefront IPA to the Hops for Heroes initiative, benefitting the nonprofit organization Operation Homefront, which supports and betters the lives of U.S. military families.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Going Red
In a support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, Stone donated funds from the sale of Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Going Red, a pink-hued Belgian wheat ale brewed with hibiscus.

Hop-Con 2.0: The w00tstout Launch Festival
Dave Gibbons, famed comic artist and co-creator of the "Watchmen" series, signed lithographic prints of the Stone w00tstout 2.0 label he designed at the second annual Hop-Con 2.0 event. At the suggestion of the artist, Stone donated $1,800 to The Hero Initiative, a charity organization that provides retirement funds to golden-age comic book artists.

San Diego Blood Bank
Stone hosted a public blood drive in support of the San Diego Blood Bank in September. Thanks to participating fans and Stone employees, the two-day drive that took place at both Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens locations collected 51 units of blood, which the San Diego Blood Bank tells us was equivalent to 153 lives saved.

Thanksgiving Dinners
Stone donated 45 Thanksgiving meals to Casa de Amparo, an organization that treats and prevents child abuse and neglect throughout San Diego County, and five dinners to the Oceanside Yacht Club, which served them to Camp Pendleton Marines and U.S. Marine Corps veterans.

Beer Donations
Stone supported more than 350 local, regional and national charities by donating more than $230,000 worth of Stone beer for nonprofit events in 2014, and contributing countless hours of labor to the events as well.


Bridgeport Brewing Adds Conviction Pale Ale to its Year Round Lineup.

Trilogy 1, Winner from Trilogy Series, is back in 2015 as Conviction Pale Ale

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PORTLAND, Ore.January 28, 2015BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, proudly announced today the newest beer in its year-round line-up: Conviction Pale Ale, available now.

Throughout 2014, BridgePort fans had the chance to try each of the three Trilogy beers, created to celebrate the brewery’s 30th anniversary. At the end of the year, they placed their vote for which beer should come back as a year-round brew in 2015. Trilogy 1, a crystal dry-hopped pale ale, was the clear fan favorite and is now back on shelves in 2015 as Conviction Pale Ale.

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“Last year, we came out with a record number of new beers for people to try. Don’t get me wrong, our team loves experimenting, but it’s also nice to have a beer that we all feel confident serving up to our fans throughout the seasons,” commented brewmaster Jeff Edgerton. “A large part of that confidence comes from the fact that Conviction was the fan-favorite so we know our fans already stand behind it.”

Conviction Pale Ale is an easy-to-drink, dry hopped pale ale that celebrates the incredible bounty of hops that come from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The soft malt flavor and light body associated with pale ales  make them the perfect base for showcasing the Crystal hop, a favorite  amongst BridgePort brewers. The presence of Rye malt gives this beer a slightly spicy malt character and the Munich malts add a soft mouth feel. 
Conviction Pale Ale Stats
IBUs:      40            ABV:        5.2%       OG:          13.1        Color:  Light Carmel Brown   

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About Bridgeport Brewing.

Oregon's oldest craft brewery continues to evolve from a microbrewery to a regional leader committed to producing high quality craft ales. Lead by Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton, the team of BridgePort brewers prides itself on using hops from an hour away and clear glacial water from Mount Hood. The BridgePort family of ales includes the Conviction Pale Ale, IPA, Hop Czar Imperial IPA, and Kingpin. BridgePort Brewery is located at 1313 N.W. Marshall. For more information, call 503-241-7179 or visit



Monday, January 26, 2015

Ninkasi Brewing's Dawn of the Red IRA Available Year Round Starting February 15.

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Dawn of the Red IRA Available Year-Round Starting February 15
Press Release:
EUGENE, Ore.—Jan. 26, 2015Ninkasi Brewing Company announces the addition of Dawn of the Red, an India Red Ale, to its year-round Flagship Series lineup starting February 15 across the brewery’s distribution footprint.

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Originally released as a Rare & Delicious (R&D) Series beer, an experimental small-batch series, Dawn of the Red was first brewed out of a want to offer an IPA using new hop varieties, including El Dorado and Mosaic hops. The beer immediately became a favorite, advancing itself to the Ninkasi Special Release Series in 2014. Once again, the fanfare for this beer was undeniable, making it an easy decision to add it to the 2015 Ninkasi Flagship Series.

“The idea for this beer was to make a super drinkable, hoppy beer with a touch of caramel malt to bring some dryness and malt-flavor into the finish,” explains Ninkasi founding brewer and co-founder, Jamie Floyd, who had been wanting to brew an IRA for some time.
Ninkasi’s Flagship Series lineup offers a full spectrum of beer styles, including the brewery’s first Flagship beer – Total Domination IPA – alongside Tricerahops Double IPA, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout, and a year-round German-Style Helles Lager, Lux.
Find all Ninkasi Flagship Series beers, here:

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Join a Dawn of the Red Zombie Pub Crawl, February 13 & 14!Ninkasi will be hosting zombie pub crawls in 18 cities across the west, February 13 and 14. Participants will get the first taste of this beer before its official release on February 15. Locations and details can be found online at Costumes are encouraged.

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Dawn of the Red StatsAn IRA bursting with tropical notes, this beer finishes juicy with a subtle malty backbone. After one taste, it’ll leave you wanting more. It doesn’t take brains to know this IRA is a delicious choice any time of year!
Style: India Red Ale
Series: Flagship Series
Available: February 15-December 31, 2015
ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 75
Starting Gravity: 1072
Malt: 2-Row Pale, CaraRed, Crystal, Flaked Barley, Black
Hops: Galena, Millennium, Ahtanum, El Dorado, Mosaic
Packaging: 12oz. 6-pack, 12oz. Variety 12-Pack, 22oz. Bottles, 22oz. Variety 4-Pack, Draft
Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

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