AleSmith Announces Evil Dead Red Label Contest Winner

28 May 2016

From AleSmith:

We received many an inspiring and creative entry in our Evil Dead Red Ale Art Contest, but in the end, it was the design submitted by Jared Montalvo that won us over (and frightened us a bit). After a bit of tweaking, his design and signature will be emblazoned onto 22-ounce bottles in time for Evil Dead Red Ale's release this fall. Be on the lookout for this collector's item and the equally winning hoppy red ale within.


New Glarus - Vintage 2015 Coming To R&D Series In June

From New Glarus:

This year the first of three of Dan’s Limited Releases will be held at the brewery on June 10 & 11 in conjunction with Polka Fest and Beer, Bacon and Cheese in the Village of New Glarus. Although Beer, Bacon & Cheese is completely sold out, there will still be plenty to enjoy at Polkafest!

Vintage 2015 is an American Geuze that is naturally cool Ship soured in our Wild Fruit Cave. This beer features Wisconsin wheat and aged Hallertau hops that import citrus fruit and farm aromas. This beer is also 100 percent spontaneously fermented in oak.

At the release on June 10 & 11, there will be a limited number of bottles available each day. There will be two bottle per person per day limit. The cost will be $10 per bottle and include tax, cash is appreciated, but not necessary. Sales will begin no later than 9:00 a.m.

The other two special releases will be held on August 12 &13 to coincide with the Great Taste of the Midwest. The third and final release will be September 23 & 24 (Octoberfest in New Glarus). Each of the three events will feature a different beer from the Wild Fruit Cave. If you want all three of the 2016 R&D beers you will need to attend all three releases.


Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Briar Rose Helles Lager Cans

This is Briar Rose from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse in Loveland, CO.  This helles lager is a seasonal release and it will be package din 12oz cans.


Tomfoolery Brewing - Alder Ego Smoked Porter

Coming to us from Hammonton, NJ, today we have Tomfoolery Brewing Alder Ego.  This smoked porter is aged in Four Roses Bourbon barrels before being packaged in 22oz bottles.  Look for Alder Ego to hit 8.4%-AbV and 30 IBU


21st Amendment - Blah Blah Blah IPA (blood Orange)Coming To Summer Seasonal Refrigerator Variety Pack

27 May 2016

From 21st Amendment:

We've got a new IPA about to hit the shelves as part of our Summer Seasonal Refrigerator Variety Pack (California release only at the moment). "Blah Blah Blah - Imperial IPA" (a subtle and fun comment on the ubiquity of IPAs) Loaded with hops: Chinook, Centennial, Mandarina Bavaria, Cascade, Equinox (Preston Doris Hop™) Moteuka, Mosaic, Citra and Idaho 7. Inside scoop: ‪#‎wetnessfactor‬ for those in the know.


WILK Friday BeerBuzz - 27 May 2016 - Upland Champagne Velvet w/Doug Dayhoff (Video)


Troegs Updatng Master of Pumpkin & The Mad Elf

Today you get your very fist look at the new packaging for Troegs Master of Pumpkin and The Mad Elf.  This is the 12oz bottle packaging for Master of Pumpkin 2016 and the beer will remain at 7.5%-AbV and 30 IBU.  We also have the keg packaging and some of the bottle images from Troegs for The Mad Elf 2016.  Looks like we’ll be adding “The” and The Mad Elf remains at 11%-AbV.


Hoppin’ Frog & Siren Craft Collaborate On 5-Alarm Chili Beer

Here’s your first look at a new collaboration coming from Hoppin’ Frog and Siren Craft Brew.  This is 5-Alarm Chili Beer: American Style and this ale is made with chili peppers, cumin, cocoa and cinnamon.  5-Alarm is part of the 2016 European Tour Collaboration Series (this is the 3rd of 3 releases) and the beer will be packaged in 22oz bottles.  Look for 5-Alarm to hit 8%-AbV & 30 IBU and stay tuned for release details.


Wiley Roots Adding Pua Aloalo Golden Sour

Here’s your first look at a great looking label (and beer) coming soon from Wiley Roots Brewing in Greeley, CO.  This is Pua Aloalo and it is an American golden sour ale fermented in neutral wine barrels with Hawaiian hibuscus flowers and Madagascar vanilla.  This beer is part of the Barrel Stack Series, it will be packaged in 750ml bottles(limited run of 150 bottles) and the beer will hit 6.6%-AbV.  Look for a June 4th release at the Greeley taproom at 1PM….the following week a few cases will hit distribution to these select retailers: Craft Beer Cellar (Fort Collins), Liquor Max (Loveland), Wyatts (Longmont), Small Batch (Denver) and Mr. B's (Denver).


Narragansett - America’s Cup 2017 Bermuda Style Pilsner 16oz Cans

Here’s another new can coming from our pal Mark Hellendrung  at Narragansett.  This is America’s Cup 2017 and it is a Bermuda Style Pilsner.  This beer celebrates the America’s Cup yacht race which will be held in June 2017 in Bermuda.  Look for this beer to sail in at 5%-AbV and this is a 16oz can.  Stay tuned for release details and hopefully we don’t have to wait a year to see it.


Brooklyn Brewery - Area 291 IPA

It’s only a keg label so far, but here we have Borrklyn Brewery Area 291 IPA.  This beer will hit 6.7%-AbV and stay tuned for release details.


Dogfish Head - TISWIN

It’s only a keg label, but here we have Dogfish Head TISWIN.  This beer is an ale brewed with corn and agave juice and stay tuned for mroe details.


Squatters Updating Bumper Crop Honey Ale

Here’s your first look at the new packaging for Wasatch & Squatters Bumper Crop.  This Utah honey ale remains in 12oz bottles and the beer plows in at 5.5%-AbV.image


Golden Road - Key Lime Saison 12oz Cans

Here’s a new can coming from Golden Road in Los Angeles, CA.  This is Key Lime Saison and yes it is brewed with key lime.  This is a 12oz can and the beer hits 5.8%-AbV…and Golden Road tells me this beer is coming soon! 


Philly Beer Week Announces Hammer of Glory Relay and Opening Tap 2016

imageFrom Philly Beer Week:

The Hammer of Glory will begin its annual parade around Philadelphia

at 6 a.m. on June 3, starting at WMMR and ending at The Fillmore

Philly Beer Week (PBW) 2016 will kick off in traditionally grand style: with the annual Hammer of Glory (HOG) Relay across America’s Best Beer-Drinking City™, followed by Opening Tap. The HOG Relay route takes the official keg hammer and beloved mascot of PBW across Philadelphia by virtually every conveyance imaginable; each year, participants compete to come up with the most outlandish and unusual transport for the HOG from place to place. Often, each participant keeps their method of transit a closely guarded secret until the day of the relay, when they unveil their off-the-wall method of transportation.

The relay kicks off the night before PBW, on June 2, with the HOG comfortably tucked in for a good night’s sleep, then gets up and at ‘em promptly at 6 a.m., concluding 13 hours and 42.8 miles later at 7 p.m. at Opening Tap at The Fillmore Philadelphia (29 East Allen Street).

This year’s HOG Relay Route will include:

The Night Before: Hotel Monaco (433 Chestnut Street)

6 a.m. Preston & Steve Show at 93.3 FM WMMR (1 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd)

6:45 a.m. PHL17 (5001 Wynnefield Avenue)

7:45 a.m. Dock Street & FOX29 (5000 Baltimore Avenue)

8:45 a.m. Red Owl (433 Chestnut Street)

9:58 a.m. SawTown Tavern (4717 Princeton Avenue)

10:24 a.m. Grey Lodge Pub (6235 Frankford Avenue)

11:02 a.m. Hop Angel Brauhaus (7980 Oxford Avenue)

11:21 a.m. SEPTA Fox Chase Line (11th and Market Streets)

12:06 p.m. Sky Garten (1717 Arch Street)

12:27 p.m. Kite and Key (1836 Callowhill Street)

12:53 p.m. London Grill (2301 Fairmount Avenue)

1:14 p.m. Belgian Cafe (601 North 21st Street)

1:45 p.m. Jose Pistola’s (263 South 15th Street)

2:06 p.m. Opa & Drury Beer Garden (1311 Sansom Street)

2:18 p.m. Time (1315 Sansom Street)

2:44 p.m. Garage (1231 East Passyunk Avenue)

3:01 p.m. 12 Steps Down (767 South 9th Street)

3:28 p.m. Varga (941 Spruce Street)

4 p.m. German Society (611 Spring Garden Street)

4:25 p.m. Bar Ferdinand and El Camino Real (1030 North 2nd Street)

4:42 p.m. Heritage (914 North 2nd Street)

4:59 p.m. Yards (901 North Delaware Avenue)

5:21 p.m. Standard Tap (901 North 2nd Street)

5:43 p.m. Saint Benjamin Brewing (1710 North 5th Street)

6:15 p.m. Philly Brewing (2440 Frankford Avenue)

6:40 p.m. Frankford Hall (1210 Frankford Avenue)

6:51 p.m. Fette Sau (1208 Frankford Avenue)

7:02 p.m. Johnny Brenda’s (1201 Frankford Avenue)

7:20 p.m. Opening Tap at The Fillmore (26 East Allen Street)

Opening Tap will feature live music from The Living Sample and The Choice Cuts, plus photo opportunities with the HOG and the iconic Philly Spectrum S. Festivities will begin at 7:20 p.m. with the HOG’s arrival, followed closely by the ceremonial tapping of Brotherly Suds 7, a collaboration beer created by seven distinctly local breweries: Iron Hill, Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Victory, Tröegs, Yards and Stoudt’s. PBW Vice President Casey Wayne Parker will emcee the event – and, at 8:00 p.m., The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Maureen Fitzgerald will hand out Craig LaBan’s Brew-vitational Awards focusing on the best sour beers in the Philadelphia region.

  • Confirmed breweries pouring at Opening Tap will include: 2SP, Barren Hill, Boston Beer (Samuel Adams), Cape May Brewing, Conshohocken Brewing, Dock Street Brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Double Nickel Brewing, Evil Genius, Evolution Craft Brewing, Fegley’s Brew Works, Flying Fish, Forest and Main, Iron Hill, Kurant, Lancaster Brewing, Levante, Manayunk Brewing, Penn Brewery, Philadelphia Brewing Company, River Horse Brewing, Saint Benjamin Brewing, ShawneeCraft Brewing, Ship Bottom Brewing, Slack Tide Brewing, Sly Fox Brewing, St. Boniface Craft Brewing, Stable 12 Brewery, Stoudt’s Brewing, Stone and Key Cellars, SØLE Artisan Ales, The Lion Brewery, Tröegs, Victory, Weyerbacher, Wyndridge Farm Brewing, Yards and Yuengling.

Tickets are still available for Opening Tap (click here to purchase), including three tiers of admission:

  • General Admission: $46
  • VIP Admission: $92
  • Designated Driver Admission: $15
    • General Admission includes complimentary beers from 40 local breweries – 4-oz. tastings, with souvenir glass are included with price of admission -- plus the debut of Fire, Flood & Plague, the collaborative brew created by Amsterdam’s Brouwerij DeMolen and Philly’s own Yards Brewing. In an effort to highlight the incredible brewing talent of the Philadelphia region, PBW has narrowed its definition of local such that all participating breweries must be located within a100-mile radius of City Hall. Fire, Flood & Plague will be a Porter, brewed with licorice and hopped with Amarillo and Galena that clocks in at 9.9% ABV.
    • VIP Admission includes an additional hour of access, beginning at 6 p.m., plus rare beers fromDeath of a Fox, Hidden River and Highway Manor that may not be commercially available. VIP ticket holders will also be treated to a delicious buffet, provided by Whole Foods Markets.


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