It’s time to take a look back in another glorious year for the craft beer industry. 2014 wasn’t just a great year for beer; it was a push the envelope, palate challenging, variety exploding year of flavorful suds.
(Escondido, CA) – Age an India pale ale? Really? Stone Brewing Co. is releasing a beer that defies all we thought we knew about consuming hoppy beers at their freshest, particularly the West Coast-style IPAs for which Stone is famous. While nearly every IPA on the planet should be drunk as fresh as possible, that is not the case with Stone Enjoy After 12.26.15 Brett IPA. Intended for aging until at least December 26, 2015, this unique IPA is inoculated with Brettanomyces (Brett), a wild yeast that will transform the beer over time in fascinatingly and deliciously unpredictable ways when stored under proper cellaring conditions. Beginning today, the Brett IPA will start arriving in 750-milliliter bottles at retail accounts in select states.
—Recognition Also Bestowed Upon Departing White House Chef Sam Kass—
Boulder, CO • December 17, 2014 – ‘Tis the season of giving…and brewing! This holiday season, in recognition of their support and participation in the popular American hobby of homebrewing, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has extended special lifetime gift memberships to President Obama—the first president to brew beer in the White House—and outgoing White House chef Sam Kass.
(Grand Rapids, MI) – Founders Brewing Co. will re-release Blushing Monk, a decadent Belgian raspberry ale, in March 2015 to mark the twelfth installment in the brewery’s popular Backstage Series. Blushing Monk was the original Founders Backstage Series beer, released in July 2011; prior to that, it hadn’t been bottled for four years. Like all of Founders’ Backstage Series beers, Blushing Monk will be sold in 750mL bottles, with a suggested retail price of $16.99 per bottle.
Wanna try something totally different and surprisingly refreshing?
Aromas of earth, grain, spice and some fruit notes. The sake yeast much give it those refreshing and slightly tart notes. This 9.2% ABV beer doesn't taste it. Hints of pineapple and passion fruit make it an awesome Los Angeles beer. Great experiement gone right, in fermentation. Well done, Angel City.
December 11, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ensenada, Mexico – Beers from the award winning Mexican craft brewer AguaMala are now available in the United States. Distribution begins immediately for Southern California cities with projected distribution in the San Francisco Bay Area beginning early 2015.