Friday, August 12, 2016

Coronado Brewing Seasonal Punk'In Drublic Is Back

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San Diego, CA - August 12, 2016 - It might feel like summer, but autumn is in the air with Coronado Brewing Company's highly anticipated autumn release, Punk'In Drublic. Part of the 'Crown Series' seasonal offerings, Punk'In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin Ale is crafted to stand out from your garden variety pumpkin beer. "We brewed Punk'In Drublic to be a bigger, bolder version of a pumpkin beer. The higher alcohol content adds a warming complexity that really enhances the blend of spices we use," says Ryan Brooks, Head Brewer, Coronado Brewing.
Since it's inception three years ago, Punk'In Drublic has garnered fans near and wide for its bold use of spices and real pumpkin. "We use real pumpkin puree--one pound per barrel of beer--as well as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar, and honey. The final result isn't too sweet, and reminds you of the best parts of the season," says Brooks.
Punk'In Drublic is now hitting shelves in the company's newly rebranded packaging, in 12oz 6-packs, 22oz bottles, and on draft. Visit to find the beer near you. Stay coastal. Cheers.
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Punk'In Drublic specs:
Style: Imperial Pumpkin Ale
ABV: 8.0%
Bitterness: 35 IBU
Package: 12 oz. 6-packs, 22oz. bottles, and on draft
Release: August 2016
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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 18 US states and twelve 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.
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

History of Washington Brewing With Author Michael F. Rizzo at Loowit Brewing August 14th

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Hop into the history of Evergreen State brewing with author Michael F. Rizzo on Sunday, August 14th from 3-5pm at Loowit Brewing Company in downtown Vancouver. Brewing history touches every corner of Washington. 

When it was a territory, homesteader operations like Colville Brewery helped establish towns. In 1865, Joseph Meeker planted the state’s first hops in Steilacoom. Today, nearly three hundred breweries and brewpubs call Washington home. 

Author Michael F. Rizzo unveils the epic story of brewing in Washington in his new book Washington Beer: A Heady History of Evergreen State Brewing, and will be discussing history and more in this upcoming appearance. 
The book will be available for purchase, as will tasters of Loowit's craft brews.

Loowit Brewing Company is located at 507 Columbia Street, Vancouver, Washington 98660.

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Ninkasi Brewing Company Rebrands Vanilla Oatis, Retires Original Oatis

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New Vanilla Oatis Packaging & 12oz. 6-Packs to Hit Shelves Late August

EUGENE, Ore.—Aug. 11, 2016Ninkasi Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery based in Eugene, Oregon, announces a new look for its Flagship Series Stout, Vanilla Oatis. New Vanilla Oatis branding will roll out on all packages starting late August across the brewery’s distribution territory. For the first time, fans will also be able to find Vanilla Oatis in 12oz. 6-packs. 

A favorite since 2009, Vanilla Oatis continues to satisfy Stout lovers across the nation. “This beer begins with the original Oatis recipe,” explains Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi founding brewer and co-founder. “The Oatis is an Oatmeal Stout, really dry finish, lots of roasted hints up front and a smooth mouth feel that comes from the rolled oats.”

The primary difference between Oatis and Vanilla Oatis is simply one ingredient: vanilla beans imported directly to Eugene from Madagascar. To achieve this higher level of decadence, whole vanilla beans are individually hand-split by Ninkasi’s cellar team before being added to the final stage of conditioning—the same process used to dry hop a beer. Floyd explains that the vanilla changes the complexity and the flavor profile of the beer and sweetens up the taste overall.

“We strive to create unique, full-flavored beers with interesting flavor profiles,” says Floyd. “Vanilla Oatis is the last of our Flagship Series beers to get an updated look this year; we’re excited to bring more attention to this delicious Stout.” 

Ninkasi creative director, Nick Yarger, explains the intention of the rebrand is to reflect the “feminine perspective” of the beer. “Hand-drawn vanilla beans, hummingbirds and flowers elegantly grace the packaging and subtle warm tones contrast the heaviness of the beer,” explains Yarger. 

As new Vanilla Oatis packaging rolls out, the brewery will begin to phase out its year-round offering of Oatis Oatmeal Stout. “Those who loved Oatis will enjoy Vanilla Oatis just as much,” says Floyd. “This beer is every bit as soul-satisfying as the original.”

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Vanilla Oatis Stats
A divine blend of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt notes swirl together to create a smooth Oatmeal Stout with a crisp finish. The true signature of this beer comes from the addition of whole vanilla beans to the final stage of conditioning—the same process we use to dry hop a beer. Slightly sweet with a rich complexity, Vanilla Oatis is decadent and delicious.

·         Style: Oatmeal Stout With Vanilla
·         Series: Flagship Series
·         Available: Year-round
·         ABV: 7.0%
·         IBU: 50
·         Malt: 2-Row Pale, Chocolate, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Oats
·         Hops: Nugget
·         Packaging: 220z. bottles, draft, and 12oz. 6-packs available late August
·         Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; D.C.; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Texas; Utah; Washington; Vancouver, British Columbia
·         Tasting Notes: Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout is characterized by a roasted front flavor, smooth rich oats, a touch of chocolate flavor, and a rich vanilla complexity imparted by whole vanilla beans. It is bigger than a traditional stout with more alcohol, body and a touch more bitterness to keep it balanced.
·         Food Pairings: Desserts, Chocolate, Berries, Tortes, Gelato

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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 IPA, Easy Way IPA, Hop Cooler Citrus 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 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Victory Brewing Company Brings Back Sour Monkey and Moonglow Weizenbock

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Downingtown, PA, August 10, 2016 – Victory Brewing Company announces the return of Sour Monkey, a sharp twist on their Belgian-style Tripel, Golden Monkey and Moonglow Weizenbock, a spicy and fruity dark amber wheat. Sour Monkey made its debut in 2015 while Moonglow has been a Victory staple for 15 years. Hitting shelves in August, both beers pack a punch at 9.5% and 8.7% ABV respectively and are perfect bookends to the summer season. Sour Monkey is a refreshingly tart brew to bid adieu to summer while Moonglow is the perfect welcome ‘bock’ to autumn.

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Returning for its second season, Sour Monkey incorporates multiple fermentations – the first of which incorporates Westmalle yeast that lends itself to the traditional ‘monkey’ character for which it’s named. The sour, Brettanomyces-infused Tripel is a transformation of Victory’s beloved, Golden Monkey. Sour Monkey combines whole flower hops with Pilsner malt and coriander before adding the fun and funk of non-standard yeast varieties. These yeasts are known for their volatility and are often left out of the brewing process due to their hard to control nature. However, the brewers at Victory have harnessed the power of the yeast with a unique recipe, fermentation control, and final blending within the brewing process, to create exciting, savory nuances. Sour Monkey is available across the 37 states where Victory is sold in 750 ml bottles retailing at approximately $9.
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Moonglow Weizenbock originates from German brewing tradition utilizing whole flower German hops and German malts. A rich, dark beer it is brewed with over 50% malted wheat, making it a traditional unfiltered Bavarian weizenbock. Fruity, spicy and nutty aromas create deep warmth and flavors of clove, vanilla and honey make it an ideal sipper. Moonglow is available in 12 oz. bottles across Victory’s footprint for approximately $9.99/four pack.

“We’re happy to bring back these two popular beers. As each brand has a different base of loyal fans awaiting the return of these seasonals,” said Founder and Brewmaster Bill Covaleski. “Whether it’s bringing back classics like Moonglow or creating new riffs on fan favorites by experimenting with Golden Monkey until we landed on Sour Monkey, our brewers build on traditional German brewing to create new and exiting flavors and that’s what tasting Victory has always been about.”

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. In February 2016, Victory announced an alliance with Southern Tier Brewing Company under the parent company of Artisanal Brewing Ventures. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company please visit

Ecliptic Brewing Announces Design Refresh

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The All the Time Series gets a custom art makeover

PORTLAND, Ore. (August 10, 2016) ---. At just shy of three years old, Ecliptic Brewing announces a standout update to their All the Time Series design. 
The focus at Ecliptic is about creating a sense of place in both the restaurant and the beer they build.  The first few years have also been focused on getting the Ecliptic brand in front of people and on the shelf.  Recently, the team decided that it was time to hone in the personality of their core beers and let that shine with a move toward custom art.
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“With the recent addition of Carina Peach Sour Ale to the line-up, we felt that it was time to give our year-round beers their own identity but still keep them part of the family.” said Owner and Brewmaster John Harris. “I am excited to see the new labels hit the shelves!”

Designed by Sasquatch Agency, the new labels feature familiar themes that are true to the brewery--- creativity and a nod to astronomy.  “We’re flipping the read so we can get more expressive, while also helping visually differentiate each beer as the core line up grows,” said Sean Haggerty Senior Art Director at Sasquatch Agency.
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And there is more.
Ecliptic Brewing has also taken this time to update Spica Pilsner with a new hop variety and name.  This beer will now feature Mandarina Bavaria hops and be called Spectra Hoppy Pilsner.

“When I first saw Mandarina Bavaria hops I knew that I wanted to one day incorporate them into our Pilsner,” said Harris.

The addition of Mandarina Bavaria hops to Ecliptic Brewing’s Pilsner gives the beer a pleasant citrus aroma. Further, in order to better describe this unfiltered Kellerbier that casts an array of hop flavors and aromas, it will now be called Spectra Hoppy Pilsner.
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The Ecliptic Brewing All the Time Series now includes Orbiter IPA, Spectra Hoppy Pilsner, Carina Peach Sour Ale, and Capella Porter (draft only).

About Ecliptic Brewing

Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Executive chef Michael Molitor rotates his seasonally inspired menu every six weeks in accordance with the old world calendar.  For more information, visit:

Ecliptic Brewing’s All the Time beers include Orbiter IPA, Spectra Hoppy Pilsner, Capella Porter, and Carina Peach Sour Ale.

Ecliptic Brewing’s Seasonal beers include Phobos Single Hop Red Ale, Zenith Grapefruit Gose, Quasar Pale Ale, and Filament Winter IPA.

Ecliptic Brewing also features Special Release, Reserve Series, and Collaboration Series beers throughout the year.

Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in bottle and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), BeerThirst (Canada), and Graybeal (Eastern Oregon).

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Full Sail Says Aloha to Hawaii

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Hood River, Oregon – August 8, 2016 – Since Hawaii has a history of appreciating high-quality craft beer, Full Sail Brewing’s reintroduction to the islands is being met with enthusiasm and its fair share of mahalo.

Beginning this summer Full Sail’s Amber, Classic IPA, Pilsner, Blood Orange Wheat and Session Premium Lager, Session IPA, Session Black and Session Mashup variety pack with Lager, IPA, Wheat and Cream Ale will be cold shipped to Hawaii through Paradise Beverages, Hawaii’s premier craft-beer distributor with more than 400 employees statewide. 

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“We’re proud of our Oregon heritage as a craft-brewing pioneer and we want to bring something genuine and worthwhile from Oregon to Hawaii,” says Barney Brennan, Full Sail’s Hawaii sales manager. Brennan, who’s no stranger to Hawaii’s local beer culture – having lived and worked as a brewer in both Hawaii and Hood River, Oregon – knows the cultural overlap between Oregon and Hawaii thrives in nature, the water and good vibes. “The beer culture has grown so much here due to the high-quality local brewers and exceptional people, and we look forward to sharing in and supporting this movement,” Brennan adds.

Citing Paradise Beverages’ cold shipping and cold storage on all islands, Full Sail’s commitment to maintaining the highest quality product for Hawaii is evident. Hawaiians who remember Full Sail’s Amber and IPA from the 90s, when it was last distributed on the islands, will be happy to hear that these are the same beers today. Amber, with a recipe that hasn’t changed since 1987, represents the industry standard in the American amber ale category. Full Sail’s 20-year-old Classic IPA recipe is a Northwest favorite. Full Sail’s hop-forward Pilsner and new-for-2016 Blood Orange Wheat are fresh innovations for Hawaii, along with the Session family of high-quality, every-occasion, go-to beers. Clean, balanced and drinkable, with a broad range of fans, Session has a place in every refrigerator on and off the islands. 

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Full Sail plans to expand its offering and breadth of distribution over time. Based in Hawaii, Brennan absolutely appreciates and respects the efforts that the local brewing community brings to its craft and how much things have developed. “I believe in what we do and how we do it,” Brennan says, “and I want to share that with locals and visitors in this amazing place.”

About Full Sail Brewing Company
Perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the mighty Columbia River’s epic wind and kite surfing and the snow-capped volcanic peaks of Mt. Hood, Full Sail is a true craft-brewing pioneer. Since 1987, Full Sail has been pouring pure Mt. Hood water, local ingredients and responsible processes into each and every pint. Full Sail’s brews and sustainable practices have garnered more than 300 national and international awards, including 150 gold medals and Beverage World’s “Craft Brewer of the Year” distinction. From Full Sail Amber and IPA to Session Lager and bourbon barrel-aged beers, Full Sail consistently strives to brew complex, balanced and ridiculously tasty beers. Learn more at