Paso Robles, CA – Firestone Walker’s Double Jack IPA secured the hat trick in Belgium this week, landing a gold medal and top honors for the third straight year in its category at the prestigious Brussels Beer Challenge.
The Brussels Beer Challenge was first held in 2012, and Double Jack has now earned the gold medal for the “Pale & Amber: Imperial IPA” category in each competition held to date.
In the words of the Brussels Beer Challenge: “During two days, a tasting panel of 60 international renowned beer connoisseurs tasted 730 beers from all over the world. The participating beers were divided into categories based on origin, typicity and style and then evaluated. At the end of the two tasting days, the best beers, in each category, were awarded a gold, silver or bronze award.”
In total, American craft breweries took home 12 gold medals out of 50 categories at the 2014 Brussels Beer Challenge. “The American craft beer revolution continues to become a global force,” said brewery co-proprietor David Walker.
Double Jack is the amped-up big brother to Firestone Walker’s signature Union Jack IPA, resulting in an aggressively hopped, flawlessly balanced and dangerously drinkable imperial ale.
Double Jack opens up with bright grapefruit and tangerine American hop aromas, courtesy of liberal dry hopping with Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe. Undertones of stone fruit are revealed upon first sip, followed by the essence of blue basil and pine. A sturdy pale and crystal malt backbone brings balance to high hop intensity.
Coachella Valley Brewing will be celebrating Stout Day on Thursday, November 6th, with five new stouts!
The weather has cooled down in the valley and what better time to explore what the craft beer industry has to offer. Beer festivals are the perfect place to experiment, meet fellow craft beer enthusiasts and even get involved in your community!
For the third year, Palm Springs combines two things that you may not normally think to pair: beer and planes. That’s right, the Props and Hops Beer Festival commences again on Saturday, November 22nd. Held at the historical air museum in Palm Springs, a picturesque spot with gorgeous views of the desert mountains, Props and Hops will feature brews that range from slightly funky to dark and rich.
(Portland, OR) – The 30 Beers for 30 Years Series continues today as Widmer Brothers Brewing re-releases two important beers in the brewery’s 30-year history. Winternacht and Pilsner represent important milestones that took place in the late-‘90s, and are available in 22-ounce bottles and on draught starting today in the Portland area.
(Escondido, CA) – San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. announced it has signed a formal letter of intent with the City of Richmond, Virginia, signifying the company’s interest in building its East Coast facility in the city’s Greater Fulton Community. Subject to local approvals, Stone plans to invest $74 million to construct a production brewery, packaging hall, destination restaurant, retail store and its administrative offices. Construction of the facilities will occur in phases. The brewery is anticipated to be operational in late 2015 or early 2016, with Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens opening a year or two after that. Ultimately, the company will employ more than 288 people.
If you love beer or Los Angeles, Please send this email or make this phone call today to support Eagle Rock Brewery in their permit hearing TODAY!!!
Phone for Councilman O'Farrell office- (213) 473-7013.
I am a taxpayer and voter in Los Angeles, and member of the Maltose Falcons, the oldest home beer brewing club in America, with 300 members in Los Angeles.
(Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing Co. has a brand-new beer coming soon to 750ml cork-and-cage bottles: Enjoy After 10.31.15 IPA.
"Agrestic" Leads Charge for Remaining 2014 Liberations from Barrelworks
(Buellton, CA): The wild things are bouncing off the walls at Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Barrelworks wild yeast facility, setting the stage for more unruly releases in 2014.
The next bottling to be sprung from Barrelworks is Agrestic, an American wild red ale that will be released at the Liberation of Agrestic event on September 20. Only 600 cases of 375ml bottles were produced, and they will only be available at Barrelworks and the brewery in Paso Robles.
(Fort Collins, CO) – New Belgium Brewing is pleased to announce the promotion of long-time Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer, Christine Perich, to the position of President. Perich, who started as CFO with New Belgium in 2004, has overseen all aspects of operations since 2009.
For one week, local breweries, bars, restaurants and other venues host events celebrating the culture of craft beer in the Los Angeles community.
Eagle Rock's Unity, is the official beer of LA Beer Week. This collaborative beer, brewed with members of the L.A. County Brewers Guild, is a pale ale with California-grown Centennial and Gargoyle hops.