New Belgium Introduces Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Ale

22 August 2017

New Belgium Introduces Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin AleWe brought you a peek at this beer already (back in April), but now more great craft beer news from New Belgium:

Ft. Collins, CO ., Aug. 22, 2017 – Get ready to welcome the fall season with New Belgium Brewing’s latest Voodoo Ranger Special Release. Brewed with Saigon cinnamon and Habanero peppers, Atomic Pumpkin Ale starts out sweet and finishes spicy with a little bitterness in between. The medium body ale pours bright pale amber with a light white lacing, and features Nugget hops combined with Pale Mena, Pale Rahr, Caramel and Munich malts to create a spicy and warming mouthfeel.

“Atomic Pumpkin is a twist on pumpkin ale for beer drinkers who like some heat,” said Bryan Simpson, public relations director for New Belgium. “Classic fall flavors like pumpkin pie and cinnamon offer a sweet counterpart to the fiery peppers, making it a great, full-flavored beer for the crisp autumn weather.”

Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Ale

Flavor: Starts with low sweetness and moves directly into a low bitterness and finishes with a warm habanero glow.

Mouthfeel: Spicy warming mouthfeel that builds in the back of the throat, lingering astringency with a slightly sweet middle.

Body: Medium body

Yeast: California ale yeast

Hop Varieties: Nugget

Malt Varieties: Pale Mena, Pale Rahr, Caramel, Munich

Fruits/Spices: Pumpkin, Habanero, Saigon Cinnamon

Color: Bright pale amber color with light particulate and light white lacing

ABV: 6.4%

IBUs: 10

Atomic Pumpkin Ale is available in 12oz. bottles and on draft now through October. To find it, along with others from New Belgium, visit the Beer Finder or download New Belgium’s Beer Mode app. For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit


Ninkasi Adding Cans In 2018

Ninkasi Adding Cans In 2018
We brought you this news already back in May, but here we have more great craft beer news and cans coming from Ninkasi:

EUGENE, OR .—Aug. 22, 2017—Ninkasi Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery based in Eugene, Ore., announces its introduction of cans, January 2018. Years in the making, the brewery will unveil three brands to 12-ounce cans across its distribution footprint early next year.

Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi continues to operate wholly from its home base of Eugene, Ore., earning the ranking of the thirty-third largest craft brewery in the United States (Brewers Association, 2017). Ninkasi first entered the craft beer scene with Total Domination IPA. The top-selling IPA in Oregon, Total Domination IPA was recently recognized by OregonLive as one of the 10 most influential IPAs in the state. Now, Ninkasi produces seven year-round Flagship Series beers: Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA, Hop Cooler Citrus IPA, Pacific Rain Northwest Pale, Helles Belles Lager, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout.

“Since 2006, we have operated under a single core purpose: Perpetuate Better Living,” says Ninkasi CEO, Cheryl Collins. “The addition of cans allows us to carry this through to our fans who, just like us, want to enjoy our beer alongside whatever activity they choose; cans make that possible.”

Assuming the role of Ninkasi’s CEO in May 2017, Collins is excited to answer the call for cans. “We look forward to using this as an opportunity to craft innovative beers that satisfy the palates of our customers,” says Collins. “The convenience of cans is undeniable and now our fans can enjoy Ninkasi no matter where they choose to have a beer.”

Ninkasi cans are set to hit shelves January 2018 in select markets across the brewery’s distribution footprint.----

Follow Ninkasi’s social media pages for updates: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Founders Green Zebra: Brewed for ArtPrize 2017 (Video)

We brought you a peek at this beer back in April, and now a little more craft beer news on this brew from Founders:

For the third year in a row, Founders employees were asked to submit their portfolios for a chance to create the label for our latest beer brewed to benefit ArtPrize Green Zebra.

With his striking and intense use of color and dimension, taproom barback, Jacob Wiseheart, was selected. The result is a label that perfectly suits the bright, lively nature of the gose-style ale brewed with watermelon and sea salt.

Green Zebra is available on draft and in 6-pack cans now through September across our distribution network.


Night Shift Brewing Introduces Village Lager Cans

Night Shift Brewing Introduces Village Lager CansFrom Night Shift:

Next Monday we're releasing fresh 4-packs and draft pours of Village Lager in the Taproom! Village Lager is a nod to our home in the "The Everett Village" - bursting with flavor and excitement, yet unpretentious and accessible. It's stacked with notes of wheat, biscuit, and toffee; slightly hazy and refreshingly crisp. Head to the Village for a taste!


Avery Barrel-Aged Promiscuus Coming Brewery-Only 8/27

Avery Barrel-Aged Promiscuus Coming Brewery-Only 8/27We brought you a peek at this beer, and now more great craft beer news from Avery:

Join us on Sunday, August 27th, for a special brewery-only release of N. 46 in our Barrel-Aged Series, named Promiscuus. This 8.6% sour ale has been aged in Madeira and port barrels resulting in a rich and decadent sour that is slightly sweet and delivers on tartness.
Starting promptly at 1:00pm, Promiscuus will be available for purchase ($12 per bottle) at the Boulder brewery.
11:00am - Promiscuus will be on tap for all to try! Line forms for bottle sales.
1:00pm - Promiscuus bottle sales + cellared Barrel-Aged past cult favorites on sale

Full event details are here.


Goodwood Brewing & Chicken Cock Whiskey Collaborate On Chicken Cock Barrel-Aged Brown Ale

Goodwood Brewing & Chicken Cock Whiskey Collaborate On Chicken Cock Barrel-Aged Brown AleFrom Goodwood Brewing & Chicken Cock Whiskey:

Charleston, South Carolina (August 21, 2017) - Goodwood Brewing Company and Chicken Cock Whiskey have collaborated to release Chicken Cock Barrel Aged Brown Ale. The cultivated relationship between Goodwood Brewing and Chicken Cock Whiskey came by way of a discerning introduction from Breakthru Beverage South Carolina, the area distributer both companies utilize. The Chicken Cock Barrel Aged Brown Ale will be released exclusively in South Carolina as a draft-only offering.

At Goodwood Brewing, aging beers in wood stands at the cornerstone of the brewery’s commitment to exceptional beers with extraordinary depth of flavor. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, the barrel aging process is an homage to the region’s distilling legacy and bourbon barrels that have so much flavor left to give. Now, Goodwood Brewery couples expertise with uncharted territory as the partnership with Chicken Cock Whiskey marks the brewery’s first brand collaboration.

“We’ve seen brewery collaborations for years. Breweries partnering with spirits brands is a new and exciting thing we’re seeing in the adult beverage world. We barrel age beers all the time, but creating a single batch beer with one brand produces a truly unique beer and experience. It’s also a great way to showcase both brands to a new audience,” said Ted Mitzlaff, Goodwood Brewing CEO.

Grain & Barrel Spirits recently debuted the Chicken Cock 160th Anniversary Limited Release, Single Barrel 8-Year-Old Bourbon. While the bourbon brand was popular during the 19th century, Chicken Cock really hit its stride during prohibition. Multiple attempts were made to bring “the famous old brand” back to its former glory. In 2013 Grain & Barrel purchased Chicken Cock and is now restoring it to its rightful pantheon among the great American whiskies. “We’re proud to collaborate with Goodwood Brewing Company, a brewery as serious about their craft as we are at Grain & Barrel. This is a partnership that places a premium on quality. The Chicken Cock Bourbon Barrel Brown Ale is a distinctly delicious and artful expression. There are whiskey connoisseurs and beer lovers for whom it will be innovative and exciting. We couldn’t be more thrilled,” said Matti Anttila, CEO and Founder of Grain & Barrel Spirits.

Thanks to the official rules of making bourbon, which state that the whiskey must be aged in new American oak, there is a thriving secondary market for bourbon barrels. Just as with hard alcohol, beer picks up a richness and sweetness from the wood and even a bit of the liquor’s flavor. Distillers carefully created the bourbon that is now the 160th Anniversary Chicken Cock Whiskey with 70% Corn, 21% Rye and 9% Malted Barley. Fresh white American oak barrels are charred
before filling with Chicken Cock whiskey for maturation. The barrel staves are charred to level four, the highest commonly used char level also known as the “alligator char” due to the rough, shiny texture the staves acquire. The barrel heads are gently charred to a level two.

The Chicken Cock Barrel Aged Brown Ale by Goodwood Brewing Company spent a month in the 160th Anniversary, 8-year-old bourbon barrels. The brew is nutty on the front end, and finishes with notes of vanilla and toasty wood. With just the right amount of booziness at 6.5% ABV, this brown ale offers an excellent synergy between bourbon and beer.


Mother's Brewing Releasing The Great Cobra Scare of '53

Mother's Brewing Releasing The Great Cobra Scare of '53More great craft beer news rom Mother’s Brewing:

From the Hornet Spooklight to Camden County’s upside-down bridge to Joplin’s gangster hideout, each town in the Ozarks has a unique and sometimes surreal story worth raising a glass to. It is a history perhaps not found in any textbook, not on any curriculum. There will not be a pop quiz. But it is encoded in the DNA of our communities, our culture. It is part of what makes our hometowns home.

Mother's Brewing Company has brewed a beer with that same DNA. The Great Cobra Scare of ‘53 is an Ozarks style wheat ale with a bite. Refreshing and invigorating, it is as well suited to cobra hunting as it is to lazy afternoons in a hammock. A beer to enjoy when swapping yarns, telling tall tales, and reveling in the stories of your home town. A beer named in celebration of the sometimes surreal lore handed down across generations. A celebration of the people whose spirit and resilience were displayed during the Cobra Scare. Such stories create an exclusivity to region, and they acknowledge that fact by only serving this beer in the Springfield area, and in bottles only within the walls of the brewery itself. With the same intrepid spirit of our forbears some sixty years ago, rise to the occasion: slay one pint. Then slay another five. And let our cities evermore ring with the clamor of life in our Ozarks.----

For more information, visit


Samuel Adams Announces OctoberFest Celebrations

Samuel Adams Announces OctoberFest CelebrationsMore great craft beer events from Samuel Adams

OctoberFest is Coming...
to a city near you!

Join us in five cities across the country for a new OctoberFest experience, celebrating everyone’s favorite season with delicious beer, live music, and more!

9/29 4PM – 10PM
9/30, 3PM – 10PM,
Voinovich Bicentennial Park

Friday Featuring:
The Strumbellas with Corey Harper
Saturday Featuring:
The Kongos with City of the Sun


10/7, 3PM - 10PM
Larimer Square

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic,
G Love & Special Sauce,
Corey Harper


Chicago 10/14, 3PM – 10PM
Petrillo Music Shell

Rebelution, Pepper,
City of the Sun


New York City </hi10/21, 3PM – 10PM
Pier 16 – Seaport District

The Wallflowers,
City of the Sun



10/27, 4PM – 10PM World Trade Center Concourse (Boulevard of Flags)

Mighty Mighty Bosstones,
The Kongos,
City of the Sun



Jester King Announces First Harvest (With Beer Cultures As Fertilizer)

Jester King Announces First Harvest (With Beer Cultures As Fertilizer)More great craft beer news from Jester King:

Last month, we had our first ever harvest at Jester King! We harvested thirteen watermelon varieties, six muskmelon varieties, and a little squash and sorghum that we planted back in March.

This year’s harvest was largely experimental. We planted many different varieties to see what would grow well here and what would not. We’re trying to grow ingredients and make beer that’s tied to a place and time. That means we’re content to take what nature gives us and what thrives here, rather than trying to force nature to our will. Next year, we’ll take the seeds from the varieties that did well, plant them, and if all goes well, make beer with the fruit. We’ll pursue future experiments with grapes, hops, pumpkins, squash, pomegranates, jujubees, persimmons, goji berries, blueberries, elderberries, peaches, and plums.

Each crop row has a perforated tube running its length; water is efficiently dripped directly into the root zone. When the plants require nutrients beyond what our well water provides (mostly nitrogen but sometimes phosphorus or potassium), we run the fertigator. The fertigator is a water-driven pump, which injects small doses of nutrient-rich liquid into the drip lines. Here we’re dosing a fertilizer of fish emulsion, molasses, seaweed, and humic acid. What would happen if we used Jester King beer cultures as fertilizer?

Full harvest details are here.


Burial Beer Releasing Blackfalls Baltic Porter, Own Benefactors IPA, & Allegory of Gluttony and Lust DIPA

Burial BeerMore Great craft beer news coming from Burial Beer:

Saturday, August 26th at 12pm

Join us for the triple release of two collaboration beers and the next DIPA in our Earth As We Now Know It Series.

Blackfalls is a Baltic Porter brewed in collaboration with Jackie O’s Brewpub featuring dark malts, house lager yeast, rye malt from Riverbend, and Appalachian Spicebush. Available in 16oz-4packs. Limited distro.

Own Benefactors is an IPA brewed with Carton Brewing; a combination of our two favorite house beers utilizing 9 hops and Kolsch yeast. Available in 16oz-4packs. Limited distro.

Allegory of Gluttony and Lust Double IPA features Mosaic, Styrian Wolf, Motueka, and Ella hops. Available in 16oz-4packs. No Distro.

Monday, August 21st

Path of Totality Black Saison

Phases of the moon, the rise and fall of the sun – our celestial time-keepers. Though rare, given the perfect scenario, the orbits of these beacons of time line up perfectly. The new moon blots out the bright sun and a great shadow is cast upon us. Somehow, simultaneously ominous and auspicious, this unique event is worthy of celebration. We celebrate of a rarity of our own, a saison cloaked in black and full of intrigue.


Thursday, August 23rd

The Righteous Few White IPA w/ Basil and Brettanomyces
Brewed with German Pilsner, and Riverbend wheat and rye malts this 100% Brett IPA is hopped with bracing Chinook and tropical Citra.  We add a healthy blend of Thai basil, globe basil and Tulsi basil, from our urban garden, which along with coriander and orange peel produce a perfect spicy compliment to the complexity of our house brettanomyces.


Saturday, August 26th

Blackfalls Black Porter collab with Jackie O’s Brewpub

Blackfalls is a Baltic Porter brewed in collaboration with Jackie O’s Brewpub featuring dark malts, house lager yeast, rye malt from Riverbend, and Appalachian Spicebush


|7.3%|1.072 |40|Black

*Available in 16oz-4packs.

Own Benefactor IPA collab with Carton Brewing

Like Augie says, all artists need a benefacor. We just decided to be our own. A merging of two favorite house beers in IPA form. Made with 9 different hops and fermented with Kolsch yeast.


*Available in 16oz-4packs.

The Allegory of Gluttony and Lust DIPA

Welcome to your subconscious. Made with Lactose, Mosaic, Styrian Wolf, Motueka, and Ella hops.

|8.5%|1.076|50|Hazy Blonde

*Available in 16oz-4packs. No Distro.


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