2nd Anniversary Wild Ale to Be Liberated on February 14 Buellton, CA—Cover your eyes and hide the children, as Firestone Walker Brewing Company is set to release the 2015 vintage of the Feral One—a rowdy sour ale blend that commemorates the second anniversary of the brewery’s Barrelworks wild yeast facility.
Brewers Trail to Oregon’s Beervana for Largest Industry Gathering WHAT: Portland, Oregon—one the craft-beeriest cities in the nation—will welcome the 32nd edition of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® (CBC) from April 14-17. Presented by the Brewers Association, CBC is the leading industry event, and the only one that serves both brewpubs and packaging breweries. BrewExpo America is the premier trade show for craft brewers, offering the perfect platform to meet leaders in the national and international brewing arena and connect with current and future customers. Exhibitors and buyers develop profitable business relationships, while brewing and brewery restaurant professionals find products and solutions that best fit their needs. For the 2015 conference, the trade show will be extended to two and a half days. WHO: An estimated 11,000 attendees will have the opportunity to visit with over 575 exhibiting companies and hear from more than 160 presenters on a…
Monday, 22 December 2014 00:00 Written by Erin Peters
Press Release: (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.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:00 Written by Erin Peters
Press Release: (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.
Friday, 19 December 2014 16:26 Written by Erin Peters
—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.
Saturday, 15 November 2014 01:08
Slightly Stoopid, Ozomatli and Fishbone to Headline at the 2015 Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience on February 28th, 2015Written by Erin Peters
Indio, CA - Empire Music Ventures is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at the Empire Polo Club. Taste craft beer and fine wine in one of the most beautiful venues in the Coachella Valley as you groove to the tunes of a diverse musical line-up designed to offer something for a variety of ages and musical tastes.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:00 Written by Erin Peters
PRESS RELEASE New Series Destination Beer Announces Season One Plans Destination Beer is releasing plans to film a full season of episodes slated for Spring 2015 release Oct 13, 2014 - Destination Beer, a new series featuring travel destinations for craft beer and food lovers, will launch its first full season of episodes next year. 2010 Master Chef Finalist Chris Spradley, who created Destination Beer, will host the new TV show which is described as "a new travel and cooking reality show with great beer as the main ingredient!" The pilot episode was previously filmed at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR and the following breweries have signed on to be part of the first full season (alphabetical): · 21st Amendment, San Francisco, CA · Boulevard Brewing Company · Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY · Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL · Karbach Brewing Company, Houston TX · Nebraska Brewing Co, Papillion, NE…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00 Written by Erin Peters
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…
Monday, 22 September 2014 00:00 Written by Erin Peters
News Wire: (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.
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:32 Written by Erin Peters
NewsWire: (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.