Beer News

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).
Press Release: (Portland, OR) – On this day 30 years ago, brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer founded Widmer Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. In 1984, the two brothers began cobbling together their first brewery on NW Lovejoy using a mismatched variety of reclaimed equipment, including retired dairy tanks and vessels initially intended for use in a nuclear power plant that was never built. Though they didn’t know it at the time, opening their small, hand-built brewery would help shape craft brewing history.
(Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing Co. will add Stone Saison six-packs and draft beginning in Mid-April. The beer started shipping to wholesalers this week.
Press Release: (San Marcos, CA) – Inspired by the reverence the Jimadors in the Agave fields of Jalisco Mexico have for a local icon with divine associations, The Lost Abbey is proud to announce its newest addition to its seasonal barrel-aged portfolio, Agave Maria Ale.
Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

Firestone Walker Releases 2014 Parabola

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Paso Robles, CA—Like no other vintage before it, the 2014 Parabola by Firestone Walker Brewing Company is a beer of darkness and immensity, a beast that bares its teeth with a highest-ever 14% ABV—and yet its bite remains refined.  
(Escondido, CA) – This winter, Stone Brewing Co. subtly announced through a Request for Proposal (RFP) that it would like to open another brewery, ideally, East of the Mississippi River. The company also released a second open-ended RFP indicating that it would like to open more Stone Company Store locations around the U.S.
Press Release: (Thousand Palms, CA) – Coachella Valley Brewing Co. is proud to announce the appointment of Young’s Market Company of California as its statewide wholesaler. This will give Coachella Valley Brewing Co. immediate access to statewide distribution.
Press Release: (Placentia, CA) – The Bruery is excited and proud to officially announce their upcoming quality & efficiency improvements over the next year that will pave the way for substantially more, and substantially higher quality, beer in 2015 and beyond.
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 18:10

FirkFest – Saturday, March 22nd!

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(Press Release) ANAHEIM, CA—FirkFest, Orange County’s first cask beer festival, is set to take place on March 22, 2014 from noon to 4 P.M. on Farmers Park in the Anaheim Packing District located at 400 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim. Firkfest highlights Old World beer serving technique and blends them with new creativity of today’s burgeoning local craft brewers. Thirty Southern Californian breweries will participate in this unique event that pays homage to how beer has been traditionally served for centuries.