Imagine a collective of people from all walks of life, gathering together in a city with 40 microbreweries, with one commonality, and that is their love for beer.
As I arrived at the hotel in Portland on Friday evening, I entered the Alaska room where the Night of Many Bottles was held. It was a fitting title for the night.
On the other end of hipster Hollywood Boulevard, lies a beacon of craft beer nestled inside an unassuming corner building. For three years, Blue Palms Brewhouse has been serving 24 specialty craft draft beers on tap and one cask ale. With zero pretentions, Blue Palms has been rated the eighth best beer restaurant in 2010 & 2011 by Rate Beer.
CORONADO – The Coronado Brewing Company (CBC) was founded in 1996 by brothers Rick and Ron Chapman and began commercial distribution in early 1997. They are now in their 15th year of business.
The brewery has recently acquired a 20,000-square-foot location in Tecolote Canyon from where they will begin brewing by Spring 2012 to meet the enormous demands for their microbrews.
Alaskan has been brewing in the coastal town of Juneau, Alaska for the last 25 years. To celebrate this tradition, a Russian Imperial Stout brewed with Alaska birch syrup, fireweed honey and alder-smoked malt called Alaskan Perseverance Ale was created.
Papillion, NE (Aug 2011) - Nebraska Brewing Company today announces the bottling of the first barrel-aged Craft Beer in its newly formed Inception Series.
DOWNINGTOWN, PA (Aug 2011) - A batch of Victory Brewing Company’s signature Storm King Stout is waiting in oak bourbon barrels, slowly aging and picking up flavors of bourbon, vanilla, oak and spices. Those aromas and tastes transform Storm King Stout into something so dark and intriguing, that’s what we named it – Dark Intrigue.
Boulder, CO -- August 8, 2011 - The Brewers Association, the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, has released strong mid-year numbers for America's small and independent craft brewers(1).
Its blend of roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, and alcohol yielded chicory and some vanilla on the nose. New World Porter is not your typical dark beer, as it’s dry hopped. Citric hops are evident and impart a slightly bitter bite, while splinters of woodiness, chocolate and coffee provide for an even balance.
ST. LOUIS (Aug. 3, 2011) – Budweiser, the iconic global beer brand, today revealed a new design, seen in its can and secondary packaging, that will roll out of U.S. breweries and into the hands of American beer drinkers this summer, before debuting in markets around the world later this year.
Escondido, CA | Aug 03, 2011 -- Stone Brewing Co. is launching a new series of specialty beers dubbed Quingenti Millilitre. These limited release beers will be featured in cork-finished 500ml bottles, and will present a new tier in Stone's award-winning lineup, encompassing beers that have been barrel aged, dry hopped, or otherwise made extra, extra special. First up? Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter Aged in Bourbon Barrels.