Beer News

Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00


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“Bretta Weisse” to Be Unveiled on July 12 Paso Robles, CA: From Prussia with love comes Bretta Weisse, an untamed Berliner Weisse-inspired wheat beer set to be liberated from Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Barrelworks wild yeast facility on July 12. “Napoleon called Berliner Weisse the ‘Champagne of the North,’ but we’d like to think that Bretta Weisse would render him speechless,” said Barrelworks Director Jeffers Richardson. Bretta Weisse underwent secondary fermentation with a proprietary mixed culture of brettanomyces and lactobacillus. Prior to bottling, Bretta Weisse was aged for eight months in 1,700-gallon French oak foeders. The final blend clocks in at 4.9 percent alcohol by volume. Only 350 cases of 500ml bottles were produced, and the beer will only be available at Barrelworks. Barrelmeisters’ Tasting Notes Bretta Weisse’s firm estery notes of stone and tropical fruit lead to funky, yeasty, citrus aromas. Soft cereal and oak flavors are enveloped by…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 20:49

The Bruery Launches Spin Off Brand Bruery Terreux

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(Anaheim, CA) – The Bruery™ is excited to announce the formation of Bruery Terreux, a new brand that will focus solely on farmhouse-style ales fermented with wild yeasts as well as oak-aged sour ales. The Bruery’s original brand, will rededicate its focus specifically on experimentation with non-wild ales, modern twists on classic styles and aging beer in bourbon and other spirit barrels.
(Tampa, FL) – Homefront IPA was developed in 2011 by Fremont Brewing Company and Center of the Universe Brewing Company in order to raise money and awareness for Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront is a charity that provides emergency assistance to military heroes and their families. Aged on Louisville Slugger maple bats, this IPA does more than just quench your thirst; it improves the lives of our soldiers.
**** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **** Media Contacts: David Humphrey, CEO, Coachella Valley Brewing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -8192andMartin Wadley, VP Beer, Young’s Market Company714-665-1047 Thousand Palms, California.  April 17, 2014. The Coachella Valley Brewing Co. (“CVB”) and Young’s Market Company are proud to announce success in bringing craft beer to Walmart and other large retailers.   
Press Release: (San Diego, CA) – Green Flash announces the May 2014 national debut of Road Warrior™ – an Imperial Rye India Pale Ale that is brewed and named to pay tribute to the brewery’s tireless national sales team.
Press Release: (Fort Collins, CO) – This week, Odell Brewing will celebrate the return of its Summer Montage Variety Pack featuring flagships 90 Shilling and IPA, the current Seasonal offering, and the newest Roots Release beer, Perle White IPA.
Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:28

Ninkasi Lux German Helles Lager coming next month

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Press Release: (Eugene, OR) – Following the release of its gold medal-winning Pravda Bohemian-Style Pilsner, Ninkasi Brewing Company announces the release of Lux, a German-Style Helles Lager available throughout all of its distribution areas, May through August.
(Blue Lake, CA) – In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Mad River Brewing is pleased to announce the release of a new beer in their line of Jamaica Brand products, the Flor de Jamaica. Once a limited seasonal ale, this ale is the first full time product offering since the release of Steelhead Double IPA in 2006.
Stone Brewing Co. has announced their newest collaboration Collective Distortion IPA.     STYLE: DOUBLE IPA    ALC/VOL: 9.2%    Available in: 22oz bottles & draft for limited time only (Escondido, CA) – In bringing together artisans from disparate aural planes, one might expect an offbeat, feedback-warped cacophony, shrill to the point of unlistenable. Yet, by inviting Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist for eclectic, jam-prone sextet, The String Cheese Incident, and Keri Kelli, wailing rock guitarist of Alice Cooper fame, we were able to make truly beautiful music. Turns out, these musicians have a great deal in common, both with each other and with Stone.
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:00

Surly Brewing Pentagram Release May 9th

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(Brooklyn Center, MN) – The latest from Surly Brewing Company, courtesy of their email blast: — Construction of our new Destination Brewery has been going well, when it’s been going. The record low temperatures have slowed things down a bit, since machines won’t run in sub-zero temperatures. Thankfully, the winter-hardened construction crew will work in weather that would kill most folks. They’ve been busy pouring concrete footings and foundations and then covering that concrete with insulated blankets so it will cure (seriously). So we’re still on track to open the new brewery and turn on the Beer Making Machine at the end of 2014. In the meantime, you can see the brewery construction progress via our Construction Camera.
(San Leandro, CA) - We are all stoked to bring back what we think is the perfect, active summer beer as well as our very favorite shift beer, Alpha Session IPA. It seems this concept is catching on. Back in 2010, when our brewers made Alpha Session for the first time, many locals thought a 3.8% ABV west-coast hoppy beer was a bit of a strange idea. Still, after getting a taste of the fresh, citrusy hops’ the balanced but assertive bitterness, and the smooth clean mouthfeel, it was clear that the Session IPA had legs as a style to go far (and since we’ve noticed a few other breweries following suit).