Thursday, April 21, 2016

Three Magnets Brewing Company: Little Juice IPA – Smoothie Edition Traveling Bottle Release

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Three Magnets Brewing Company is holding a traveling exclusive bottle release for Little Juice IPA  Smoothie Edition, with stops in Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle.

Saturday, April 30th

Three Magnets Brewing Company
600 Franklin St SE, STE 105
Olympia, WA 98501

Pint Defiance
2049 Mildred St W,
Fircrest, WA 98466

1710 N 45th St, #3
Seattle, WA 98103

About the Beer:
This thick, cloudy version of our Little Juice IPA starts with intense aromas of tropical fruit in the nose, followed by notes of dry citrus flavors that mingle with a touch of soft maltiness on the tongue.

Also available at the bottle releases will be the bottle debut of Greener Pastures Maibock, and Big Dumb Face Double Rye IPA (collaboration with Triceratops brewing company), bottles of Howards Blend: 100% Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Blend (limit one per customer per location), and a version of our tart, fruited, barrel aged Helsing Junction Farmhouse Ale exclusively released in each location:
  • Three Magnets  Helsing Tempranillo (bottles #1 through #36) - limit one per customer.
  • Pint Defiance – Tart Cherry Helsing (bottles #1 through #36) - limit one per customer.
  • Bottleworks – Tart Red Currant Helsing (bottles #1 through #36) - limit one per customer. 
Post Release Availability:
Little Juice IPA – Smoothie Edition, Greener Pastures Maibock, and Big Dumb Face Double Rye IPA will be available the following week at your favorite bottle shops between Portland and Olympia. Extra bottles of the Tart Helsing Junction Farmhouse Ales will be cellared for future events.

About Three Magnets
Three Magnets is a community hub in the heart of Downtown Olympia. Within the space is housed a 15 barrel brewery, Darby’s Cafe (8am-3pm), 3Mag Sammich (11am-4pm), 3Mag Pubhouse (4pm-11pm), and a Barrel Room which hosts some of our barrel aged beer projects, and is available as a gathering or meeting space by reservation.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

New Belgium Brewing Releases first 1,000 US-Built Detroit-Bikes

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Detroit Bikes to build nearly 2,500 custom New Belgium cruiser bikes,
doubling US-based bike builders’ workforce

Ft. Collins, Colo. – April 20, 2016 – For the first time ever, New Belgium Brewing is producing its coveted special edition cruiser bikes in the U.S., using Detroit Bikes, a Detroit-based bicycling manufacturer and North America’s largest bicycle producer. Just in time for warmer weather, the bikes are now hitting the streets through New Belgium fundraisers, giveaways and as one-year anniversary gifts to New Belgium co-workers. The partnership has created new manufacturing jobs in Detroit with the company doubling its workforce from 20 to 40 employees.

“As I started to think about production and making bikes back in 2011, Detroit was the best place to look,” noted Zak Pashak, Founder and President of Detroit Bikes. “Detroit has such a rich history of production and certainly we’ve benefited greatly with a skilled local workforce. This partnership is hugely exciting because it marks a big shift in the industry and an amazing show of support for American bike manufacturing.”

Courtesy of  Detroit Bikes
Detroit Bikes will produce about 2,500 cruiser bikes during this first year. So far about 1,000 bikes have been released, with about 40 bikes going out a day.

“Bikes are a big part of our history and culture so partnering with Detroit Bikes just made sense in every way,” said New Belgium Brewing Bike Designer, Ryan McKee. “Zak first reached out to us and we were inspired by his vision. We’ve been looking to source U.S. made bikes for some time, which isn’t easy at scale. We now get to work with a U.S. bike manufacturer to produce thousands of bikes, while also giving an economic boost to Detroit.” 

Courtesy  Detroit Bikes
With this year marking New Belgium’s 25th anniversary, an anniversary celebration will be held with Detroit Bikes later this summer.

To learn more about Detroit Bikes’ story and the New Belgium partnership visit –

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

About Detroit Bikes:
Founded in 2011, Detroit Bikes are built in a city with a rich tradition of skilled manufacturing and innovative design. Located on Detroit’s west side at 13639 Elmira Street, the company’s 50,000 square-foot factory has the capacity to produce 100 bicycles a day. Detroit Bikes is making quality bicycles accessible to everyone while bringing hi-volume bike manufacturing back to the United States. For more information, visit:

Coronado Brewing Company Releasing New Seasonal Beer - Berry The Hatchet.

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CORONADO, Calif. - April 20, 2016 Coronado Brewing Company is excited to announce the release of their newest seasonal beer, Berry The Hatchet. A long time favorite, Berry The Hatchet will now be available in bottles for the masses. Light, and bursting with flavor, this ale brewed with berries makes for a perfect summertime beer to enjoy on a warm day. The release also marks an exciting feature for Coronado Brewing Company, as it will be the first bottle and packaging to feature the company's new brand refresh design.
Refreshing, light, and slightly tart but never sour; Berry The Hatchet is infused with a bushel of flavor. Red raspberries, blackberries, and boysenberries collide with hops and malt to deliver a deliciously crisp, rose-colored ale that's a perfect addition to the summer.
Berry The Hatchet will now be available in 12 ounce 6-packs, 22 ounce bottles, and draft. May 1 marks the official release for the beer and will be available in 16 states and 7 countries. These include Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Japan.
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Berry The Hatchet specs:
Style:                  Fruit infused Wheat Beer
ABV:                  4.6%
Bitterness:          18 IBU
Package:             12 ounce bottle in 6-packs, 22 ounce bottle, & draft
Release:              May-July Release
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About Coronado Brewing Company: In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. Today CBC stays true to their San Diego roots, brewing abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales, which are available today in nineteen US states and twenty countries. In addition to the long-established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside their newly built San Diego production facility in early 2013, and a tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, California in 2014. Coronado Brewing Company was honored in 2014 with one of the brewing industry's most prestigious awards-World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for a Mid-size Brewing Company.
Instagram: @CoronadoBrewing
Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lagunitas Brewing Releasing The Waldos' Special Ale

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Lagunitas Brewing will be releasing The Waldos' Special Ale tomorrow on April 20th or better know as 4/20 day.  The Waldos’ Special Ale is the next release in the 2016 One Hitter Series and will be available in 6 pack, 12 oz. bottles and draft.

Info below from Lagunitas Brewing about The Waldos' Special Ale.

In 1971, the Waldos met one afteroon at 4:20 in the front courtyard of their school near the statue of Louis Pasteur. They set out in a '66 Impala armed with a "treasure map" on a journey to find a secret garden near Point Reyes. They met there at the same time every day and continued their quest. They never found the secret garden....But they keep lookin'. The dankest and hoppiest beer ever brewed at Lagunitas was made with help of the Waldos for all treasure hunters.

O.G - 1.105
IBU -100+
Available - 4/20

Sample courtesy of the fine folks at Lagunitas Brewing

Ninkasi Brewing Rebrands Flaship Beers

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EUGENE, Ore.—April 19, 2016— Ninkasi Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery based in Eugene, Oregon, announces a new look for its Flagship Series beers as it prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary. This month, craft beer drinkers can expect to see new packaging hit the shelf for three Flagship Series brands: Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, and Dawn of the Red, Red IPA.

Founded by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge in 2006, Ninkasi has grown to become the 36th largest craft brewery in the United States, employing just over 100 with distribution in 14 states. The brewery first entered the Oregon craft beer scene with Total Domination, a quintessential Northwest India Pale Ale with a heavy hop hit. Still the number one selling IPA in Oregon, Total Domination established Ninkasi’s reputation for producing highly-hopped, yet balanced beers. Now crafting year-round styles for all palates, Ninkasi still prides itself on its IPA portfolio which includes Tricerahops Double IPA and Dawn of the Red, Red IPA, both available year-round from Ninkasi’s Flagship Series.

As the brewery heads into its second decade of brewing, it became clear that the time was right to revamp its core products to tell a bigger visual story. “We started Ninkasi with the intent to help foster community,” says Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi co-founder and founding brewer. “Art and music have always been at the center of everything we do.” Whether its recording artists at its in-house studio, crafting steel tap handles at its metal fabrication shop, or collaborating on a new project through its Artist in Residence program, Ninkasi’s passion for art resonates throughout the brewery. “As we celebrate a decade of brewing, it seemed like a natural time to give our brands an updated look that further expresses who we are and where we are going,” explains Floyd.

“These brands now better represent what we hold true to Ninkasi,” adds Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi CEO and co-founder. “We love our home in the Pacific Northwest, our access to the outdoors and the awesome cultural experiences that revolve around the unique passions and experiences that resonate here.”

Developed by Ninkasi’s in-house design team in collaboration with its Artist in Residence, gig poster artist Neal Williams, the art reflects the brewery’s move to a more art-forward aesthetic capturing the personality of each beer. Ninkasi has slowly evolved the look of its products with more art-forward packaging for year-round brands like Helles Belles Helles Lager and Easy Way IPA. “This new style celebrates our brand entering into a more art-focused look while also reflecting how our consumers have shown us they like to enjoy these beers,” says Ridge. “Whether that’s summiting a mountain with Total Domination IPA, celebrating with Tricerahops Double IPA, or watching a cult classic with Dawn of the Red.”
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Total Domination IPA

Ninkasi’s first Flagship beer, Total Domination ranks as the top selling IPA in Oregon. Over the years, Ninkasi fans have demonstrated this beer is best enjoyed when exploring the great outdoors, no matter if it’s camping or mountaineering. The new look of Total Domination features a scenic mountain range, bringing the serenity and adventurous spirit of the Pacific Northwest to wherever this classic Northwest IPA is enjoyed.

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Tricerahops Double IPA
Known for its colossal hop profile, Tricerahops Double IPA has garnered quite a fan-following. Often referred to as “the party animal,” this beer’s fun-loving nature and big hop profile keeps Tricerahops on the go-to list of many hopheads. With a refreshed look, the true nature of this beer is brought to life. Inspired in-part by Ninkasi’s in-house fabrication shop, the branding features a metal-constructed Triceratops overtaking a lost world.
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Dawn of the Red, Red IPA
Ninkasi takes pride in embracing its nerdier side along with its rock ‘n’ roll spirit. Dawn of the Red, Red IPA combines both passions, featuring elements of a post-apocalyptic, zombie-ridden world. The updated look incorporates scenes from Eugene, including the city’s iconic Ferry Street Bridge crossing the Willamette River. Paired with a rock ‘n’ roll zombie hand, Dawn of the Red embodies the brewery’s animated character. 

Ninkasi takes pride in embracing its nerdier side along with its rock ‘n’ roll spirit. Dawn of the Red, Red IPA combines both passions, featuring elements of a post-apocalyptic, zombie-ridden world. The updated look incorporates scenes from Eugene, including the city’s iconic Ferry Street Bridge crossing the Willamette River. Paired with a rock ‘n’ roll zombie hand, Dawn of the Red embodies the brewery’s animated character.

 About Ninkasi Brewing Company
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA, to two brewhouses, a 55-barrel and a 90-barrel brewhouse, located in Eugene, Ore. Ninkasi’s Flagship beers—Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IRA, Easy Way IPA, Helles Belles Helles Lager, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout—are sold throughout Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; D.C.; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Texas; Utah; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The brewery remains privately-owned and is committed to community support and giving. Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers in-kind donations and support for organizations throughout its footprint.

For more information, call 541.344.2739 or visit

Monday, April 18, 2016

Stone Brewing Releasing Encore Edition of Stone 6th Anniversary Porter

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ESCONDIDO, CA (April 18, 2016) – Stone Brewing’s 20th Anniversary celebration continues with the encore edition of Stone 6th Anniversary Porter. Beginning this week, this imperial smoked porter conditioned with American and French oak chips will arrive in 22-ounce bottles and on draft. True to the Stone 20th Anniversary Encore series, Stone maintained the original recipe and features artwork evocative of its first time on store shelves. Fans will find either the classic label or a new version with back-label text that pays homage to the beer’s history.

What unfolds on the new 2016 label is a tribute to the recipe experimentation and an oak chip fermenter mishap that occurred while attempting to amplify Stone Smoked Porter. Stone celebrated its first five anniversaries by increasingly intensifying the hop character of Stone 1st Anniversary IPA (aka Stone IPA). By 2002, we reached a point where additional hops could not realistically be added to the recipe. So instead, to keep up with the same “go big” philosophy, Stone cranked up its year-round mainstay porter not one…but three notches! More malt, more hops and the component of French and American oak were introduced to accentuate the smokiness, chocolate and roast coffee flavors along with adding subtle notes of toffee, dried berries and vanilla. To recap the mishap, oak chips jammed a fermenter valve that, when we attempted to clear the issue, resulted in this dark-as-night wonder shooting out of the fermenter like a fire hose…and sending a lot of beer down the drain. This resulted in significant losses, which made it one of our rarest anniversary releases.

Adding more to the backstory is the classic 2002 label, which was dubbed a “logophobic nightmare.” At the time, Team Stone was asked to submit words for Stone CEO & co-founder Greg Koch to incorporate into his notoriously verbose back bottle copy. Words like “lurpy” and “Huggy Bear” proved to create such nonsense that, well, this very short-lived anniversary tradition didn’t last a year longer. Consider this label an invitation to identify all the ludicrous offenders.

[law-guh-foh-bee-uh, log-uh-] 
1) Refers to the condition of having an abnormal, extreme, and persistent fear of words.
2) Something Greg Koch never experienced prior to 2002, but has periodically since then.

The Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series lineup can be found online here. In addition to rebrewing fan-favorite beers this year, Stone is celebrating twenty years of true craft with a historical timeline chronicling the company's two decades. Fans are encouraged to share their own personal Stone memories throughout the year using #Stone20.

Stone 6th Anniversary Porter is ready to be enjoyed fresh or stored for several years. With age and proper cellaring temperatures (55°F or lower), the smokiness may subside, resulting in a beer that further highlights sweet chocolate flavor.

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Quick Facts

20th Anniversary Encore Series: Stone 6th Anniversary PorteR

Name: 20th Anniversary Encore Series: Stone 6th Anniversary Porter
Stats: 8% ABV, 60 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning April 18
Hop Varieties: Tomahawk
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; Panama; the Philippines; Singapore; Sweden; Thailand; United Kingdom
Find Beer:

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about stone brewing

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 10th-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 will be underway in summer 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 or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog

Oskar Blues Brewery CollaBREWation with NOLA Brewing to Celebrate Jazz Fest and Craft Beer in a Can

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Two Craft-Beer-in-a-Can Pioneers Launch Jazz Fest Brew

Longmont, CO & Brevard, NC. - Oskar Blues Brewery and NOLA Brewing teamed up to create a limited release collaBREWation in honor of the historic New Orleans Jazz Fest

The creation involved a daylong brewing session with the NOLA and Oskar Blues teams at the brewery in Longmont, ColoRADo. The result: The Wolf and The Lamb. The crews teamed up to double up the Double Pilsner style, cranking out a 7% super-pale lager packed with Pilsner malt and loaded with Czech Agnes and Styrian Wolf hops. Crisp and spicy aromas dotted with floral, sage-like undertones of berries, pineapple, and citrus. A slightly bready medium bodied lager flavor continues the European hop onslaught with more herbal and spicy fruity character.

Oskar Blues and NOLA Brewing share a mutual love of music and wanted to create something that embodied the people, passion, and spirit of Jazz Fest. Part of the project was to engage a local artist to create custom artwork for the can. J. Pierre is a legendary Louisiana artist whose work has been featured in Essence Magazine, HBO's Treme, House of DerĂ©on, and in the Mayor of Louisiana's office. J. Pierre utilizes his strong command over mediums such as oil, acrylic, pen, ink, aerosol, and house paint to create a print as vibrant and soulful as the Louisiana culture.  

In addition to members from the breweries, the collaboration beer and twenty special edition "The Wolf and the Lamb" signed and numbered giclee prints will be available from J. Pierre on 100lb hot press paper at the following events:

-Avenue Pub 4/20 (Wednesday) @ 4:20pm
-The Bulldog Uptown 4/20 (Wednesday) @ 7pm
-World of Beer Warehouse District 4/21 (Thursday) @ 7pm
-Howlin Wolf  4/23 (Saturday) @ 8pm
-Maison on Frenchmen St. 4/24 (Sunday) @ 8pm

Oskar Blues has been a long-time fan of NOLA Brewing as the first craft-beer-in-a-can brewery in New Orleans and stream of quality beers brewed with love in New Orleans. This partnership marks Oskar Blues one-year anniversary in the Louisiana market.

The brew will be available for a limited time in Colorado and Louisiana markets so get it while you CAN. 
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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
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About NOLA Brewing
NOLA Brewing Company, a craft brewery founded in 2008 in New Orleans, makes high quality beers for every palate, from the craft beer neophyte to the aficionado. With each beer we brew, our hope is that it lives up to the standards of the city we call home - no small task. Our brewing philosophy is simple: we brew beers that we want to drink, using the best ingredients available. NOLA Brewing was conceived in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when the number of commercial brewers in New Orleans was zero. Now years later, we're proud to have played a part in the development of what has become a formidable local craft brewing industry. NOLA Brewing is located at 3001 Tchoupitoulas Street and online at, and on and is @NOLABrewing on Instagram and Twitter.

No-Li's 6-pack Bottles Get An Extreme Makeover

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Spokane, WA...On the heels of launching Big Juicy IPA, No-Li Brewhouse's second 6-pack can, the brewery has unveiled a completely new look for their 6-pack bottle line up - Poser Pale Ale, Crony NW Brown Ale and Slacker Brass Ale.

"The new designs tell a story," says No-Li Sales & Marketing Manager, Callet Ioane. "Like Spokane and the culture we've worked hard to build at No-Li, we wanted each image to have a vintage feel, while making an exciting, innovative statement."

To accomplish this feat, No-Li partnered with Spokane Graphic Designer, Chris Bovey.

"No-Li is a craft beer that does not take itself too seriously.  It's approachable," says Bovey.  "I wanted designs that reflected that feeling - something worn in, familiar and classic, but brand new at the same time.  No-Li is one of the few places in the country that have embraced the hometown pride and it shows in everything they produce."

In addition to the 6-pack portfolio, No-Li has partnered with Bovey on their Visit the Source campaign, upcoming Small Batch Festivals and several special events.

These freshly-dressed bottles began hitting shelves last week, so grab a 6-pack and cheers to a bold new face with the same great taste!
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About No-Li Brewhouse

Born & Raised in Washington’s Inland Empire, No-Li Brewhouse is locally-owned and community-minded crafting Spokane-Style beers with No Boundaries: innovative beers brewed with locally-sourced ingredients. In addition to being named the NBWA 2015 National Brewer Partner of the Year, No-Li has won sixteen international awards, including a gold medal from the 2012 Great American Beer Festival.  For more information about the beers, brewery and the pub, visit, or follow them on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @nolibrewhouse.

For more information on Chris Bovey, or to view/purchase his work, visit, or follow him on Instagram @vintagespokane.

Left Hand Releasing A new American IPA - Extrovert IPA

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Meet Extrovert IPA
Left Hand Brewing Co. Releases New American IPA

LONGMONT, CO • April 18, 2016 – Meet Extrovert IPA. This April, Left Hand is launching a new American IPA, bringing together a blend of tropical, fruit-forward hops with a malty backbone.  Brewed to be enjoyed with friends, Left Hand’s new IPA features a blend of hops and a pleasant, lingering bitterness with a dry finish. Extrovert IPA will join Introvert Session IPA as a year-round offering in six-pack and draft.

Crafted on Left Hand’s new 7 bbl pilot system, Extrovert is the result of over 6 months of development to brew a balanced American IPA that was the perfect complement to Introvert. “It’s a very crowded market, so we knew we needed to set ourselves apart.” states Matt Thrall, Director of Brewing, “Our approach was to develop a recipe that wasn’t just hoppy water, but to create a well-built IPA with complexity and depth.”

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With a hopped up attitude brewed to stimulate serendipity, Extrovert is assertive with a big personality of 75 IBUs, yet reveals layers of complexity for the seasoned IPA fan. Extrovert IPA is dry hopped at one pound per barrel with a hop blend that plays well together, consisting of Jarrylo, Cascade, and Comet. Jarrylo is a Pacific Northwest hop, full of nuance with subtle stone fruit notes. Cascade brings citrus while Comet adds tropical flavors and pineapple notes, and is Extrovert & Introvert’s shared hop variety. In addition, rye and acidulated malt give the beer a dry mouthfeel and distinct bite. The lasting result is a hop melody like a basket of fruit with mouthwatering notes of pineapple, mango, and orange blossom, balanced by sweet biscuity malt. Extrovert finishes with a pleasant lingering bitterness.

Extrovert IPA will be released in Colorado beginning the week of Monday, April 14th and is expected to be available across Left Hand’s 36 state footprint by late May. Release events will kick off on Thursday, April 28th with a Denver release at Freshcraft, and a Longmont release at the brewery’s Tasting Room on April 29th. With Extrovert and Introvert in your fridge, Left Hand has a little something for everyone, with all beersonalities covered. Explore your Beersonality – coming this May!

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About Left Hand Brewing Company
Celebrating twenty-two years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in the state, with over 27 Great American Beer Festival medals, 9 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Famous for their Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing established America’s original Nitro bottle with their popular Milk Stout Nitro. Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 36 states & DC. Employee Owned, Righteously Independent.  Distribution:  AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI

Sunday, April 17, 2016

McMennamins Releasing Black Cherry Cider - A New Seasonal Available Now Through July.

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McMenamins’ newest seasonal cider, Black Cherry, is on its way to you! This super juicy cider is light, refreshing and the perfect drink to take us from spring to sunny summer days. We hope you’ll head to your nearest McMenamins and sample it soon!
·         Brewed with a base of dry apple cider and a generous splash of dark cherry juice, McMenamins Black Cherry Cider has a rich, cherry-scented nose with an undercurrent of fresh apples. Sip on a pint and you’ll experience sweet cherry flavors blended seamlessly with the tart acidity of apples.

·         ABV: 6.7%

·         Black Cherry Cider is on tap at McMenamins pubs now – July.

And here’s some highlights about McMenamins’ cider production:

·         McMenamins is among the top five largest cider producers in Oregon, producing over 70,000 gallons of cider every year.
·         McMenamins has been crafting hard cider at Edgefield Winery to serve in their pubs since 1992, offering clean, crisp flavors that highlight the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. 

·         Using quality juices pressed from neighboring orchards in the Columbia River Gorge, they craft cider year-round at Edgefield Winery.

·         All McMenamins ciders are lightly carbonated, just under 7% ABV and made with gluten-free ingredients.

·         More information about McMenamins seasonal ciders: