Friday, April 15, 2016

Victory Brewing Releasing - Cage Radler - May 1st.

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Victory’s Beer Fans Gear Up  for the Ultimate Ride with New Cage Radler 
Light, Refreshing Lager Raddles Your Cage on May 1

Downingtown, PA, April 15, 2016 - Victory Brewing Company (Victory) invites their beer loyalists to pedal along on their latest adventure with the announcement of Cage Radler. This light, thirst-quenching lager with a lemony twist serves as a smile and a nod to outdoor enthusiasts and beer lovers alike that the warm weather is here meaning one thing: it’s playtime. The radler, Victory’s newest creation and an ode to the German word for ‘cyclist’, blends a light lager with lemons, resulting in a clean, crisp and thirst-quenching taste.
“Addressing our consumers' thirst for quality and innovation is our pleasure and we expect to deliver plenty of summertime pleasure with this release. Ready to enjoy with all outdoor activities, Cage Radler, delivers quenching flavor and on-the-go convenience with cans as well as bottles,” said Victory’s President and Brewmaster, Bill Covaleski.

Radler, the German word for ‘cyclist’, came about on a warm June day in 1922 when Franz Xaver Kugler, the owner of a Bavarian inn, was running out of beer while his bar was occupied by thirsty, demanding cyclists. Thinking on his feet, he added lemon-lime soda to dunkel lager and the tasty result became fondly forever known as the radler.

Today, radlers commonly consist of half-fruit soda, half-beer and are still popular among active drinkers who crave a refreshing, low alcohol beverage on their journey. The perfect toast to spring and summer, Victory’s Cage Radler is made with all natural ingredients. It pours a golden, lemony yellow with an inviting white foam on top. Slightly hazy and entirely rejuvenating, it features fresh, effervescent citrus combined against a light, yet flavorful, body while carefully balancing sharp notes of lemonade and citrusy zest with earthy, grainy characters. Containing Tettnang Mittelfrueh hops and pilsner malts, this good vibe beer also has an easygoing ABV of 3.0%. With the low ABV but intense tanginess, the radler is ideal for cooling down post-activity and can be best enjoyed outside.

Available throughout Victory’s 37 state distribution footprint, Cage Radler’s suggested retail price for a 6 pack of 12 oz. cans is $9.99 depending on location and is also available on draft. Cage Radler will also be one of two new offerings included in Victory’s Summer Selection’s Variety 12- Pack. Use Victory’s  Beerfinder to fill your bicycle basket with Cage Radler.

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. Victory operates three brewpubs; the original Downingtown site, Victory at Magnolia in Kennett Square and Parkesburg featuring self-guided tours. Victory recently announced an alliance with Southern Tier Brewing under the parent company of Artisanal Brewing Ventures. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company please visit

Colorado Welcomes Perrin Brewing Company to Craft Beer Scene

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Michigan's Perrin Brewing selects first out-of-state market bringing cans and draft for Colorado distribution. 

Comstock Park, MI - Located just off the beaten path in Comstock, MI, Perrin Brewing has earned a cult like following with beer drinkers that until now have been confined to the Grand Rapids area. Beginning next week, that beer is headed to Colorado.

The burgeoning brewery's buzz stems from head brewer, John Stewart's, sought after and award winning creations initially only available at the Perrin brewpub.  Perrin's reputation within the strong Michigan craft beer scene led to a near ubiquitous draft launch across the state driving the brewery to nearly 15,000 barrels in just a few years.  After a collaborative partnership with Oskar Blues Brewery expanded sought after, draft-only brews to cans last year as the distinction of Perrin's creative and quality brews heightened.  

Colorado craft beer fans will be the first out-of-state scene to get their hands on draft and cans of Perrin's core beers: 98 Problems IPA, No Problems "A Session IPA", and Perrin Black Ale. Perrin Brewing's current seasonal beer, the hotly anticipated Grapefruit IPA, will also be available now followed by Blackberry IPA later this summer. These brews will be available at retail throughout Colorado as well as at Oskar Blues taprooms and fooderies.
"Through our collaboration with Oskar Blues Brewery we've felt a natural extension of our hometown passion for craft beer.  We've been blown away with the Colorado craft beer scene and we're excited to bring Perrin's commitment to quality to the home of craft beer in-a-can." stated Keith Klopcic, President of Perrin Brewing. 

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More about the Perrin Brewing Lineup

Perrin Black ABV 5.8% IBU 25: A light bodied, crisp and flavorful dark ale with hints of semi-sweet chocolate and soft nuances of fresh coffee.  This beer is very counterintuitive in the way that it pours dark as night but tastes like a lighter beer encompassing a range of full flavors.
98 Problems IPA ABV 6.5% IBU 60: Our IPA accomplishes the nearly impossible feat of balancing a sweet malty backbone along with a blend of west coast hops, which creates a crisp bitterness and imparts massive floral and citrus aromas.  This is how an IPA should taste!
No Problems "A Session IPA" ABV 4.5% IBU 45: Weaved carefully under the hop bitterness lies a light, semi-sweet malt body, that finishes in a crisp N' clean fashion. Features aromatics of fresh citrus fruits, ripened melon and a distinctive floral bouquet.
Grapefruit IPA ABV 5% IBU 35: With aromas of citrus and tropical fruits, a delicate grapefruit tartness and a sweet malty backbone ending in a clean finish; This IPA is the first of its kind.

Perrin and Oskar Blues kicked off their relationship in 2014 with a collaboration lager brewed at Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, CO. That collaboration brew developed into a partnership aligning years of large-scale growth, expansion experience, and resources of Oskar Blues with the opportunities of Perrin's strong local following to help both breweries strengthen their position in an era of increasing competition.
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About Perrin Brewing Company
Founded in 2011 in Comstock Park, MI, Perrin Brewing Company has been propelled by the Michigan craft beer scene and achieved an impressive near-ubiquitous status on draft menus around West Michigan in just 2 years. In addition to the strength of their brewpub experience, Perrin taps are found at more than 700 locations in Michigan. Perrin Brewing began a partnership with Oskar Blues Brewery in 2015 which fueled a Colorado expansion in 2016.  

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Portland Brewing Partners with Local Legend Dark Horse Comics

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 The Collaboration Brings S.M.A.S.H. to Life

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 15, 2016) – With the huge support following the inaugural launch of Portland Brewing’s S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale, it’s only fitting the summer seasonal becomes the city’s newest super hero. Portland Brewing teamed up with local icon, Dark Horse Comics, to create a one-of-a-kind comic book cover in honor of S.M.A.S.H.
Artist Ron Randall brings the sessionable pale ale to life. "This poster was a blast to draw – a cool beer on a warm summer day can indeed feel like an epic conquest,” noted Randall. “It was fun to embody that image in a classic, over-the-top, superheroic struggle against the evil forces of Thirst.” 
The illustration highlights S.M.A.S.H.’s powerful combination of one hop and one malt by turning them into characters. Captain Simcoe Hop is seen riding a bottle of S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale across the Willamette River with his trusty side-kick, Vienna Malt. Their goal — take down the evil villain, Summer Thirst.   
Ron Randall will be signing the exclusive S.M.A.S.H. posters at various locations throughout Portland this summer. Portland Brewing is also giving away 50 limited-edition 64oz. growlers featuring the S.M.A.S.H. comic cover between May and July. Want one? Just text SIMCOE to 55678 to be entered into the contest and you could win one.  
Be on the lookout for special events, featuring Portland Brewing and Dark Horse Comics this summer, including during Portland Beer Week in June. S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale is available now through August in six-packs and 22 oz. bottles as well as on draft in select locations.
ABV: 5.6% IBU: 35

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About Portland Brewing Company
Celebrating thirty years of passionate brewing in the Rose City, Portland Brewing looks ahead to a future of unwavering obsession over what our civilized world simply can’t live without: great beer. Founded in 1986, the brewery is one of Portland’s craft brewing pioneers and remains committed to the city for which it is named. Portland Brewing is located at 2730 NW 31st Ave., Portland, OR 97210. Find out more information on its website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
About Dark Horse
For 30 years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers. Check out its website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Silver City Brewing's 4th Annual Mariners Pub Crawl Returns On June 25th, 2016!

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Every year, a legion of 200+ craft beer and baseball fanatics take Pioneer Square by storm, united under the banner of Ridgetop Red.

The Silver City Brewery Mariners Pub Crawl, now in its 4th year, offers a unique opportunity for Silver City Brewery fans from all over to come together over a few pints of delicious beer at several different bars and restaurants near SafeCo Field, culminating with participants attending the game as a unit, in a designated section of the ballpark.

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The participating bars & restaurants all feature at least one Silver City beer on tap, at a special price just for the occasion. In past years, the 10+ stops on the pub crawl have included Seattle classics such as FX McRory's, the Central Saloon, Henry's Tavern, and the recently-closed Historic Triangle Pub. Upon arrival at the game, Silver City beer will be available for purchase at many of the pouring stations throughout SafeCo Field.
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All friends of Silver City Brewery & the Seattle Mariners are welcome to join at any of the participating locations. The brewery offers an exclusive package for $35 that includes a game ticket in the designated Silver City Pub Crawl seat section, a commemorative Silver City Brewery Mariners Pub Crawl t-shirt, and entry into prize drawings for brewery swag and tickets to beer festivals and other Silver City events. This all-inclusive package is available for advance purchase through EventBrite at the following link until three weeks before the event.


This package also includes a "pub passport", complete with a guided map and a list of the Silver City beers poured at each location. Participants are not obligated to visit every destination on the list, but rather pick their top three-or-four, take it slow, and enjoy the event.

For those who purchase the Silver City Brewery Mariners Pub Crawl package, complete with game ticket, check-in will begin outside of Swannie's at 109 S. Washington St. at 4:30pm.

Silver City Brewery wishes everyone a fun MLB season, and most importantly...


Current list of participating pubs (MORE TO COME!):

Central Saloon
FX McRory's
Good Bar
Henry's Tavern

About Silver City:
For most in the Puget Sound, when you look west at the Olympic Mountains you're looking right at the "Silver City". The convergence point right before you jump off into the wilderness of the Olympic National Forest on your way to the Pacific Ocean, resting between the edge of the Puget Sound and the base of the Olympic Mountains, rests Silver City. This Urban-Suburban experience is a sweet brewer's mash of Seattle city life and breathtaking outdoor adventure, all within ones reach. Beer, well made, brings the people of the "Silver City" together in celebration of having it all.

Silver City Restaurant & Brewery is the Kitsap Peninsula's premier destination for award-winning, handcrafted beers, Northwest-inspired food, legendary hospitality, and great memories in a fun, friendly environment.

Silver City was started in 1996 by Co-owners Steve & Scott Houmes, and it remains a locally owned and operated family establishment. Silver City Brewery's handcrafted beers are available on draft, in 22oz bottles, and 12oz bottle & aluminum can 6-packs around the Western Washington area in bars, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Silver City Brewery's production facility & brewery taproom is located at 206 Katy Penman Ave. in Bremerton, WA. Silver City Restaurant is located in Silverdale at 2799 NW Myhre Rd.

Deschutes Brewery’s Street Pub Tour Starts Its 2016 Season in Arlington, VA

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April 13, 2016 – Bend, Oregon – Deschutes Brewery is kicking off its 2016 Street Pub Tour in Arlington, Virginia in conjunction with the Taste of Arlington festival. The brewery is bringing its pop-up pub of epic proportions and setting up shop on Sunday, May 15 from noon to 7pm.  The ultimate craft beer block party, this 402-foot custom bar will be pouring beers from 60 taps serving as the official beer garden for the Taste of Arlington along Wilson Boulevard in Ballston. At each of its national stops, Deschutes Brewery works with local nonprofits to raise funds and gives 100% of the proceeds to aid their mission. In Arlington, Deschutes Brewery has teamed up with Ballston BID/BallstonGives to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Not only will there be a huge selection of Deschutes Brewery beers flowing from the Street Pub’s multitude of taps, but they are teaming up with a hand full of local Virginia breweries as specialty guest taps and live music from White Ford Bronco, The Big Payback, Kelly Bell Band and Lost in Paris. To top it off, there will be great food to pair with all these ales from over 50 local Arlington restaurants. Deschutes Brewery’s corporate executive chef, Jeff Usinowicz, is teaming up with local chefs and restaurants (the cornerstone of the Taste of Arlington Festival) to create some dishes that complement the many beers being served (think everything from the brand-new Hop Slice Session IPA all the way to the big and bold flavors of The Abyss).

When:Sunday, May 15
Street Pub open 12-7pm
Restaurants/Taste of Arlington open 12-6pm

Where:Ballston Neighborhood, Along Wilson Boulevard inside the Taste of Arlington festival

Admission:Free for all ages

The Deschutes Brewery Street Pub experience will be traveling to the following cities in 2016:
  • Philadelphia, PA: 6/11
  • Columbus, OH: 7/9
  • Chicago, IL: 8/6
  • Roanoke, VA: 8/27
  • Twin Cities, MN: 9/10
  • Sacramento, CA: 10/8
For more information on each stop visit or follow the conversation at #StreetPub. For more information on Taste of Arlington visit Calling all volunteers! We need your help to make this event a success and be able to raise the most money possible for the nonprofits. All volunteers will receive Deschutes Brewery swag, food, and, of course, beer for those that are of age. Interested? You can find details and sign up here:
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About Deschutes Brewery
Named as OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work in for the last three years in a row and winner of the 2015 Oregon Sustainability Award, 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 Fresh Squeezed IPA, 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

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New Belgium Teams Up With Old Belgium for 2016 Lips of Faith Offerings

Ft. Collins, Colo., April 12, 2016 – As part of its 25th anniversary celebration New Belgium Brewing is going back to its roots to pair up with four Belgian Breweries for its 2016 Lips of Faith portfolio. Lips of Faith offers quarterly beers that push the envelope on flavor, process and ingredient.

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Transatlantique Kriek
This year started with the re-release of Transatlantic Kriek, New Belgium’s longest –running collaboration project since 2003’s version with Frank Boon. Transtalantic Kriek is a tart cherry lambic brewed for the second time with Oude Beersel brewery in Beersel, Belgium. Oude Beersel starts with a true spontaneously fermented cherry kriek and then New Belgium blends that base beer with 25 percent sour Felix from its wood foeders and 25 percent golden lager. The result is a beautifully balanced kriek beer, New Belgium’s first true sour collaboration, with plenty of pucker power, a tart cherry snap and wonderfully dry finish.

Transatlantique Kriek is 8 percent ABV and is available throughout 2016 in 22-oz. bombers and on draft.

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Hof ten Dormaal Golden Ale
Hof ten Dormaal debuted this April in 12-oz four-packs, marking a packaging first for Lips of Faith beers, which were formerly found only in bombers and on draft. This beer is a collaboration with the Jannsens family, which runs Hof ten Dormaal in Tildonk, Belgium, pairing Old World ingredients with new world innovation. The Jannsens provided their Belgium yeast strain, giving delicate pear, banana and clove notes to the beer. Spelt, malted sunflower seeds, and wild carrot herbs provide a nutty, bready and grassy wash. Add in Saaz and Mosaic hops and you have spicy, tropical accents and a taste of the Belgian countryside in every sip.

Hof ten Dormaal is 7 percent ABV, 20 IBUs, and is now available in 12-oz four-packs and on draft. To learn more about the collaboration check out Hof ten Doormaal Collaboration, which includes a behind-the-scenes video on making this golden ale.

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De Koninck Flowering Citrus Ale
De Koninck Flowering Citrus Ale, a collaboration with Antwerp, Belgium’s historic De Koninck Brewery, will release this summer. This beer will offer a pop of key lime and lemons. The fragrance of hibiscus, rose petals and strawberry-tinged Mistral hops will make it the ideal beer for soaking in summer days.

De Koninck Flowering Citrus Ale is 7.4 percent ABV, 30 IBUs, and will be available in four-packs and on draft June 20, 2016.

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Anne-Françoise Spiced Dark Strong Ale
The final beer in this Belgian-collaboration series is a spiced dark strong ale. Deep into Belgium’s Forêt d'Orval two brave brewmasters—Orval’s first female brewmaster Anne-Françoise Pypaert and New Belgium’s Peter Bouckaert—crafted Spiced Dark Strong Ale. They brought spruce tips and medium-toasted American oak to this brooding chocolaty beer, and then wove deeply herbal French Sprisselspalt and spicy Liberty and Willamette hops into the mix. A dash of grains of paradise offers a beam of citrusy light.

Anne-Françoise Spiced Dark Strong Ale is 9.5 percent ABV, 25 IBUs, and will be available in four-packs and on draft October 3, 2016.

To find any of these beers near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: or download New Belgium’s Beer Mode app.

For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at and Twitter @NewBelgium.

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About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired 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, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews thirteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel and a gluten-reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale. Learn more at

Oskar Blues Brewery Launches New Strain Of IPA CANundrum

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Popular Mixed-up 12-pack Gets Update with Addition of Oskar Blues IPA

Longmont, CO & Brevard, NC - Oskar Blues Brewery is bringing more variety to the canned craft-beer world with the addition of Oskar Blues IPA (6.43 ABV, 65-80 IBUs) to its popular mixed up 12-pack, CANundrum. Old Chub Scottish Ale will pull out of the CANundrum to be replaced by OB IPA.
OB IPA joins the existing CANundrum staples, Mama's Little Yella Pils, Dale's Pale Ale and Pinner Throwback IPA. Oskar Blues IPA, released in 2015 and immediately becoming a brewery favorite, features a variety of hand-selected, southern-hemisphere hops creating sweet aromas of passion fruit, raspberries, pineapple and citrus paired with a clean backbone and mouth-feel.  

"Old Chub has been a steady staple, but with the popularity of OB IPA, we couldn't deny the introduction into CANundrum," said Tim Matthews, Oskar Blues' Head of Brewing Operations. "The flavor profile is a unique complement to the other brews in the lineup."

CANundrum launched in 2013 and has since become one of the brewery's top selling brands fueled by nearly 75% growth in 2015. CANundrum is an easy way to pick up four popular Oskar Blues brews for trips to the lake, trailside or at music festivals into one convenient pack.  

Grab a CANundrum wherever you shop in the 49 states in which Oskar Blues is sold.   

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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 producing 192,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery continues push innovation with the announcement of an Austin, TX brewery in April of 2016 and creations like The Crowler while it distributes to 49 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. In 2015 alone, CAN'd Aid partnered with 52 organizations and provided nearly $400,000 in charitable contributions, bringing the total amount raised $1.9 million to date. CAN'd Aid's "do-goodery" efforts include: 
  • Towns - building strong communities
  • Tunes - for your eyeholes and earholes
  • Treads + Trails - get outside and get after it
  • Love Yur Mama - save the blue marble
To keep up with all things Oskar Blues, visit

Breakside Brewery Releases India Golden Ale, Rainbows & Unicorns IPA and New Fat Head's Brewing collaboration

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Portland & Milwaukie, Oregon - 
Breakside Brewery is chasing a green and gold rainbow to hop heaven with the release of new seasonals IGA (India Golden Ale) and Rainbows & Unicorns IPA and new Fat Head's Brewing collaboration - Pulp Free IPA. The popular seasonal IGA, a golden colored light bodied double IPA is being released in 22oz bottles and draft now. Rainbows & Unicorns was originally designed for the 2015 Oregon Brewers Fest and showcases two "new" hop varietals Galaxy and Eldorado. Both beers will be on tap at the release party for new Breakside & Fat Head's Brewing collaboration "Pulp Free IPA" this Friday, April 15, 2016 at The Growler Guys in SE Portland.

About India Golden Ale double IPA
This beer first debuted as a collaboration with our good friends at Ninkasi Brewing. It was a trendsetter when it was first released on draft, as it highlights the route that lots of new hop bombs are headed: light in body, lighter in color, and HUGE in citrus flavor and aroma.

India Golden Ale or "I.G.A." is a showcase for two relatively new hops, Mosaic and Eldorado. Mosaic gives the beer a bright mix of stonefruit and tropical flavors along with a big piney backbone. Eldorados are fruity and soften the finish. We keep the malt bill incredibly simple to allow the hops to take center stage in this elegant and refreshing beer.

Malts: 2 Row, Munich,
Hops: Newport, Eldorado, Mosaic, Chinook
8.1% ABV  80 IBU 

About Rainbows & Unicorns IPA
We are excited to continue a new series of draft-only IPAs with this popular session beer. Originally designed for the 2015 Oregon Brewers Fest, Rainbows & Unicorns showcases two of our favorite "new" hop varietals Galaxy and Eldorado. Galaxy provides juicy notes that are reminiscent of peach and apricot; Eldorado is pure pineapple juice with some underlying lime zest. We back these up with a healthy dose of Comet hops, which is a heritage hop varietal, overlooked for many years and now gaining popularity again due to its intense stone fruit and citrus character.

This beer is also a foray into the "juicier" and "sweeter" style of hoppy beer that is wildly hyped elsewhere in the US. We admire the clean, pure hop flavors that these beers show, and we've massaged our version with just enough Northwest edge to make it our own.
Brewed in small batches and released in limited quantity during the first months of 2016, this beer will be extremely fresh until it quickly disappears.

Malts: Two Row, Maris Otter, Flaked Rice, Light Crystal
Hops: Eldorado, Galaxy, Comet
5.1% ABV  30 IBU 

PULP FREE IPA Release Party with Breakside and Fat Head's
Friday, April 15th  6-8pm
The Growler Guys - SE PDX
816 SE 8th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97214

Mike Hunsaker of Fat Head's Brewing Portland and Ben Edmunds of Breakside Brewery have teamed-up for a "Pulp Free IPA" inspired by east coast juicy IPA flavors. Pulp Free IPA will be tapped at a release party this Friday, April 15th at The Growler Guys in southeast Portland with multiple beers from each brewery on tap and both brewers in attendance. Pints of Pulp Free will be $5 and you can fill a 32oz Crowler for $8 or a 64oz growler for $14.

Additonal Fat Head's beers on tap: IBUsive  and  Hop Juju
Additional Breakside beers on tap: Rainbows & Unicorns IPA  and  India Golden Ale double IPA

About Pulp Free IPA
Our take on the new-school IPA featuring juicy and tropical varietals like Mosaic, Citra, and Eldorado. This IPA features all the great things we enjoy about the new juicy IPA's but looks and tastes like beer. Big juicy aromas; a round and pillowy mouthfeel; Pulp Free finishes with soft bitterness and tropical fruit flavors. 6.4% 45 IBU
Portland & Milwaukie, Oregon - 
Breakside Brewery is chasing a green and gold rainbow to hop heaven with the release of new seasonals IGA (India Golden Ale) and Rainbows & Unicorns IPA and new Fat Head's Brewing collaboration - Pulp Free IPA. The popular seasonal IGA, a golden colored light bodied double IPA is being released in 22oz bottles and draft now. Rainbows & Unicorns was originally designed for the 2015 Oregon Brewers Fest and showcases two "new" hop varietals Galaxy and Eldorado. Both beers will be on tap at the release party for new Breakside & Fat Head's Brewing collaboration "Pulp Free IPA" this Friday, April 15, 2016 at The Growler Guys in SE Portland.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Ghostfish Brewing Releases Kai Dog Red IPA

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Seattle, WA – They say that a dog is a man’s best friend. One dog, in particular has become the friend of many who have visited the taproom of Ghostfish Brewing Company.

Kai Dog Red IPA, the seventh packaged beer release from Ghostfish Brewing pays tribute to Kai, the brewery’s friendly golden retriever and unofficial mascot. A brilliant red body with a playful malt personality, greeting everyone with a friendly hop-forward bark.

“Kai has been a loyal supporter and constant companion to us since the beginning of this crazy adventure. You simply could not ask for a more devoted fan of everything Ghostfish. This amazing IPA is a tribute to his abundant contribution to what we are doing here.” said Randy Schroeder, Kai’s human and brewery co-owner.

The earthy and full-bodied buckwheat malt flavor provides support for a bold mix of Citra, El Dorado, and Calypso hops. “Buckwheat as a base malt is really unique. It has an earthy sweetness with cinnamon and strawberry overtones and it seems to amplify the more aggressive and aromatic components of most hop varieties – perfect for an IPA!” said Brewmaster Jason Yerger.

In addition to being 100 percent gluten-free, this beer is also made with no rice, corn or cane sugar. At 6.0 percent ABV, it’s complex, playful and deftly balanced. Available in 22 oz. glass bottles throughout the spring and summer months in the brewery’s taproom and a wide distribution throughout Western Washington.

To find all Ghostfish beers near you:

For more information about Ghostfish Brewing, visit You can also follow Ghostfish on Facebook at and Twitter @ghostfishbrewco

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About Ghostfish Brewing Company
Ghostfish Brewing is the first and only dedicated gluten-free craft brewery located in Washington state. Since opening in February 2015, Ghostfish Brewing has been exploring the uncharted waters of never before-used brewing techniques and testing the limits of what can be created without wheat, barley, rye or oats. Ghostfish brews five year-round beers; Watchstander Stout (2015 GABF® Gold Gluten Free Beer), Vanishing Point Pale Ale (2015 Gold U.S. Open Beer Championship Gluten Free Beer), Shrouded Summit Witbier, Grapefruit IPA (2015 GABF® Bronze Gluten Free Beer), and Peak Buster Double IPA. The production brewery and taproom are located at 2942 1st Ave. S., Seattle, WA.
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Reuben's Brews Releases Daily Pale, Official Beer Of Seattle Beer Week, In Cans Today

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SEATTLE, Wash. (April 11, 2016) Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Get your first taste of the Daily Pale from Reuben's Brews!

Brewed as the official beer of the 2016 Seattle Beer Week, the Daily Pale will make its debut in 12oz cans on April 11 at the Reuben's Brews taproom and in stores throughout the Seattle area. It won’t be on tap however until after the official ceremony to kick off Seattle Beer Week on May 12 in Reuben’s taproom.
"It was a great honor to be asked to brew the official beer of Seattle Beer Week," says Adam Robbings, Co-founder and Head Brewer of Reuben's Brews. "We think beer lovers will find that popping open a can of the Daily Pale will be a nice precursor to one of the top beer weeks in the country, featuring dozens of Seattle area breweries and hundreds of fun beer events."

When you enjoy this beer, you’ll not only be supporting a small local brewery but also our wonderful city. As a little thank you to the city they love so much, Reuben’s Brews is donating one percent of the proceeds from Daily Pale to the Seattle Parks Foundation and the Green Seattle Partnership for reforestation of urban forests.

Daily Pale is a hop-forward IPA with lower ABV. Using lots of Citra, Galaxy and Centennial hops, its bright aroma and flavor profile is driven by passionfruit, peach and citrus with a juicy malt backbone to support the waves of hops. At 4.9 percent ABV and 55 IBU, it is thirst quenching, balanced and focused on hop flavor and aroma, with a crisp, clean finish.

The name “Daily Pale” provides a connection with the daily newspaper and goes back to the idea that you can enjoy this beer every day given its lower alcohol level. It’s also a pun on pail, which harkens back to the 1800s when people would get their daily beer in open metal pails (or “growlers”) from their local tavern.
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About Reuben’s BrewsReuben’s Brews, maker of “Bloody good beer,” 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, over 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 or follow on Facebook and Twitter.