PORTLAND, ME (December 2011) – Shipyard Brewing Company announces the release of a new beer: Shipyard Applehead. An extension of the company’s popular Shipyard Pumpkinhead line, Shipyard Applehead is a seasonal brew available December through March, while supplies last.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI (Nov 2011) - Beer aficionados, wine enthusiasts, home brewers and other taste-adventurers are about to get a hearty helping of Big Eddy brews from Leinenkugel’s. The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, which has only sparingly offered its Big Eddy beer in the past, today announced the return of its Russian Imperial Stout, the first in a series of Big Eddy brews in the works. In 2012, Big Eddy fans can look forward to three brand new robust brews in this craft series: a Double India Pale Ale, a Baltic Porter, and a Scotch Ale.
Bend, OR (September 2011) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has included Deschutes Brewery in a select group of leaders in the green power market through its Green Power Partnership program. Organizations are recognized through this program for their commitment to green power and environmental leadership in the procurement of renewable energy. The Green Power Partner mark identifies partner companies as a renewable energy leader whose green power use meets or exceeds EPA's green power use requirements.
Kailua-Kona, HI (September 2011) - Can you smell what’s brewing? That’s the return of Pipeline Porter, now in its sixth year as part of Kona Brewing Company’s Aloha Series. This rich porter is brewed with freshly roasted Kona coffee from the Cornwell Estate Coffee plantation, Kona Coast neighbors of the Kona Brewery.
Papillion, NE (Aug 2011) - Nebraska Brewing Company today announces the bottling of the first barrel-aged Craft Beer in its newly formed Inception Series.
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.
San Francisco, CA (January 25, 2011) - After a long day at work, the average American might feel a little bitter at the curveballs life threw his way but cracking open a Bitter American will immediately improve the mood.
And seeing the astronaut chimp on the can will put average troubles into perspective - let's face it, if you'd been rocketed into space against your will, you might be a little bitter, too. Bitter American is 21st Amendment Brewery's newest seasonal, an extra pale ale, available now through March. This is the third in 21st Amendment's series of canned craft seasonals, which also includes Hell or High Watermelon Wheat and Fireside Chat.
Bitter American was first created at 21st Amendment's pub in 2006 as a response to the trend of "extreme beers" - complex beers high in alcohol and often including unusual ingredients. 21st Amendment wanted to offer the opposite: a "session beer," or lower alcohol beer that would encourage patrons to enjoy a drinking session with friends (a staple in British pub culture). This beer packs a lot of hop and malt flavor into a refreshingly low alcohol (4.4% by volume) brew - making it the perfect session beer to enjoy with friends.
"What I love about Bitter American," said Nico Freccia, co-founder, "is that it is the antidote to the strong, dark, intense beers of winter. Winter beers, like barleywines, are incredible styles, but after a while the palate needs a rest. Bitter American provides that."
"The secret to Bitter American is achieving a balance between malt flavor and hops while using a smaller grain bill," says co-founder and Brewmaster Shaun O'Sullivan. "If you just add more hops into a session beer grain bill, you get an unbalanced mess of overwhelming bitterness. Our secret is the use of a special, imported English heirloom malt called Golden Promise. This malt has a rich, full body and distinctive flavor that gives the beer a complex, caramelly and toasty flavor. Against this backdrop, we are able to hop generously to achieve a hop flavor and aroma that belies the strength of the brew."
As Freccia likes to say, "Go ahead. Give one, or three, a try."
Bitter American is available in cans and on draft starting this week at quality bars and stores in all 15 of 21st Amendment's current distribution territories, including CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, MA, NY, NJ, DC, MD, PA, VA, and GA. For up-to-date availability, events and promotions, visit www.21st-Amendment.com.
About 21st Amendment Brewery
Who the heck are these guys? Hey, we're Nico and Shaun. We live for great beer. In 1920, there were thousands of breweries across America making unique handcrafted beer. The passage of Prohibition wiped out this great culture. After thirteen years without beer, the states ratified the 21st Amendment, ending Prohibition in America. At the 21st Amendment Brewery, we celebrate the right to brew beer, the freedom to be innovative, and the obligation to have fun. www.21st-Amendment.com
Longmont Brewery releases beers to fight SADness (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
(LONGMONT, CO) - One hundred & twenty seven days of blackness. Three thousand and forty-eight hours before the clocks are switched again. Welcome to Fade to Black, Volume II. That time of year when the day seems to fade away. Drifting further into the darkness with each passing day.