From Lancaster On-Line:
Moo-Duck Brewery, a craft microbrewery, is expected to open in late summer or early fall near the train station in Elizabethtown.
The 3,200-square-foot brewery at 79 S. Wilson Ave. will feature six beers, including an IPA, a chocolate stout, an Irish red and a honey basil blonde, said Mike Brubaker, who along with his wife, Kristen, is majority owner.
In addition to a 1,500-square-foot beer production area, Moo-Duck will have an 800-square-foot taproom with table seating for nearly 40 in addition to a 10-seat tasting counter. A basic food menu will include hot dogs, sausages, soft pretzels and chili.
Moser is the one behind Skinner -- the first brick-and-mortar auction house to sell beers.
Premium wines, we've had. But auction-worthy beer? At first, Skinner's patrons were dumbfounded:
"You know you're standing up there and you kind of switch gears from wine to beer, and you see a lot of puzzled looks from person to person, and eyes widening at the prices we were achieving," says Moser.
"I kind of connected the dots. Actually one of the beers we were offering, Midnight Sun M, was one of the first beers that really caught my eye in the secondary market. I saw someone had bought it for a pretty penny and figured while we're doing wine, why not throw some beer in it?"
And the cost of a single bottle of beer of Midnight Sun M? $1,200-1,800.
According to Moser, auction-ready beers are able to age up to 20 years or more in a bottle. That means bidders raise their paddles for stouts and sours.
From the Ravalli Republic:
For now, the Howards are focused on demolition of the parking lot near their building and getting started on the rest of the construction process.
Mike, previously the main brewer at Blacksmith Brewing Co. in Stevensville, will be the master brewer at Great Burn.
Work to open Great Burn – the first brewery to call Missoula’s southside home – has been almost entirely a family affair.
Great Burn will pay tribute to Chad Howard, the middle Howard brother and longtime wildland firefighter who died of cancer in 2009.
“He was always kind of craft beer enthusiast, he got Mike and I into it,” Howard said. “Part of this is kind of trying to live out Chad’s dream a little.”
The space will feature a family-friendly taproom with plenty of seating space.
05 March 2014
The city’s burgeoning craft brewery scene will welcome its fifth business on Saturday, when the irreverently named Absolution Brewing Co. opens in an industrial park near City Hall rather than the San Diego market its owners had initially considered.
This is Hacker-Pschorr Limited Edition Festbier and it is a Golden Oktoberfest Lager. This beer will be package din 16.9oz bottles and come in at 7% ABV.
Last week we featured yet another new and upcoming PA brewery. In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been featuring lots of new breweries, and many of them are from PA. Be sure to check out Free Will Brewing for yourself and let me know what you think.
So what will we be sampling this week? Hint: This week’s brewery is new to the PA markets and we’ll sample some cans you’ll soon see in our markets. Tune in at
8:30AM and see what beer we sample on the Friday BeerBuzz on WILK…bringing good beers and good people together. (103.1FM or wilknewsradio.com).
Here’s a peek at the keg label for Ayinger Maibock. This Bavarian Spring Celebration Beer ill come in at 7.5% ABV.
West Virginia State University Extension Service is seeking growers to participate in a research project to determine the viability of regional hops production. The project is designed to help West Virginia's farmers tap into an unmet and continually growing industry need.
Hops are flowers of the hop plant and a key flavoring and stability agent in beer production, a growing industry in West Virginia. WVSU Extension Service seeks to determine the varieties of hops that will work best with West Virginia's climate and conditions.
04 March 2014
From Gravity Brewing:
Louisville and Denver, Colorado, Feb 23, 2014: Gravity Brewing and Tivoli Distributing Company are pleased to announce a Distribution Agreement. Effective immediately, Tivoli Distributing will handle all sales and distribution of Gravity Brewing products in all Colorado markets except certain accounts in Louisville. Because of this partnership, Gravity Brewing brands will immediately be more broadly available in all Colorado markets and retailers will see great product availability, timely delivery, and overall customer service. “Gravity Brewing aims to produce sophisticated beers that the educated Colorado market will understand. We are ready to step-up our distribution and we wanted to partner with a distribution company that understands this competitive craft beer market” said John Frazee, Founder/Brewer of Gravity Brewing. “Tivoli Distributing is definitely the company that meets our expectations for distribution,” Frazee added. Corey Marshall, CEO of Tivoli Distributing Company, commented “Gravity Brewing is a great addition to our family. Gravity has taken the specialty beer and made it a standard offering for us.”
From The Gazette:
Big Grove Brewery opened in August in a new 5,200-square-foot building constructed on the site of the old Jonesy’s Restaurant in Solon. The building was designed by Swift’s uncle, architect George Pappageorge of Chicago, in a style Swift and Goettsch call rural contemporary.
“We put a big emphasis on design,” Swift said, noting features like 24-foot-high ceilings, exposed trusses, and lots of locally-sourced wood.
Big Grove Brewery offers eight of its own beers on tap and a menu featuring local and seasonal ingredients.
Whitewall Brewing Company opens in Marysville this Saturday, March 1st at 1:00 p.m. We were fortunate enough to get in for a sneak peek last weekend. We met with the owners, sampled the beers, and took some pictures, which we share below.
Sean Wallner and Aaron Wight were both members of the same homebrew club in Snohomish County – the Stilly Mashers. The original idea to open a brewery was Sean’s. He knew he couldn’t go it alone and still keep his day job, so he approached Aaron as a potential business partner. The brewery’s name is a play on the combination of their last names. As we’ve come to expect in the beer biz, Sean and Aaron seem like really nice guys. They have a good plan for moving forward and also seem to be realistic in their expectations.