An exciting new brew coming from Bell’s Brewery and today you get to see it first. Kalamazoo IPA will be packaged in 22oz bottles and come in at 6% ABV. So far there are a total of 4 labels approved featuring train stations & other Michigan architecture.
From Sierra Nevada:
Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes of the beer you love to drink? The Brewer and the Beer Geek goes beyond the beer for the back story you haven't heard—from two of the creators themselves.
The Brewer and the Beer Geek find themselves in New England on a chilly spring morning talking about Summerfest summer lager, the mishandling of a classic beer style, and the perils of manly sunbathing.
It's been long-awaited but the day has finally come...the "Yellow Hulk" will soon be rollin' 12-deep in a cooler near you!
Back by popular demand and the fact that we love it, Gnomegang is making a limited appearance on draft and in 750ml bottles. This collaboration between the cheerful gnomes of Belgian farmstead Brasserie d 'Achouffe and Brewery Ommegang started in the summer of 2010, and is consistently one of our most sought after brews.
In appearance, Gnomegang is a rich, translucent gold, with a big, fluffy white head. The high-carbonation is readily apparent. The nose focuses on distinctive clove aromas, combined with yeasty fruitiness typical of Chouffe beers. Flavors include ripe fruit, clove, light caramel, non-cloying candy sweetness, smooth maltiness, and well-balanced hopping. Mouthfeel offers a big, round body with full, fine carbonation. The finish is dry and warming, lingering gracefully.
The gnomes of Achouffe are a tricky and playful bunch. Be sure to follow them (just dont step on them).
We hope that you all stocked up on Iron Throne and are set for the season premiere of Game of Thrones tonight. We imagine that the quest for the Iron Throne would leave some thirsty. Leave a caption on our Seize the Iron Throne tab on our Facebook page of who you think deserves a toast of Iron Throne Blonde ale for a chance to win a Game of Thrones Collectors Edition Box Set. Submit your captions each week and the captions after the final episode will be entered in a chance to win a trip to visit us at the brewery in Cooperstown, NY.
Must be 21 or older to enter to enter.
Belgium Comes to Cooperstown
Tickets for our famous summer beer festival Belgium Comes to Cooperstown go on sale on April 1st at Noon. Enjoy over 300 Belgian and Belgian-style ales from over 75 different breweries from both Belgium and around the US. Tickets sell out extremely fast so act quickly. Click here for tickets.
Watch some highlights from last year’s festival by clicking here.
Here’s the label for Great Lakes Brewing Commodore Perry IPA. This WBC Gold Medal winner will be packaged in 12oz bottles and come in at 7.5% ABV.
From Left Hand Brewing…
Jake Leinenkugel, 5th generation Leinenkugel brother takes some time at the Leinie Lodge to describe Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, the history of the Shandy style and lets us know what foods pair well with this great summer beer.
Today we have the Double Black Series label coming from Elevation Beer called False Summit Quadruple Ale aged in bourbon barrels. This beer will be packaged in 750ml bottles and come in at 11.1% ABV and 30 IBU. False Summit uses Northern brewer & Saaz hops as well as 2-row and Belgian pale malts as well as Dark Candi sugar.
30 March 2013
Today we get the first look at the 6th batch of Cigar City 110K + OT imperial stout brewed with raspberries and aged in port barrels. This beer will be packaged in 750ml bottles and the 6th generation of this brew comes in at 11% ABV.
29 March 2013
From Flying Dog:
Just days before each team’s Opening Day, we’re stoked to announce that the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals support their local brewery.
That’s right, sports fans, beer from yours truly will be available in both ballparks all season long.
In Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Snake Dog IPA and UnderDog Atlantic Lager will be sold at over 20 locations, including the Flying Dog storefront and The Roof Deck, which opened last season. At Nationals Park, Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA, UnderDog, and Snake Dog will be sold in general concession areas, the Red Loft Bar, and the Red Porch Bar.
We’re also continuing Firkin Friday with the Orioles, where we tap a cask at both the Flying Dog storefront (lower level, between sections 23 and 29) and The Roof Deck for every Friday home game.
Our first Firkin Friday is Opening Day — Friday, April 5 — featuring cask-conditioned Single Hop Imperial IPA with Citra. Here’s the rest of the schedule:
- April 19: Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA with mango and habanero
- May 17: Brewhouse Rarities Easy IPA
- May 31: Snake Dog IPA
- June 14: Brewhouse Rarities Pineapple Saison
- June 28: Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA
- July 12: Single Hop Imperial IPA with Sorachi Ace
- July 26: Brewhouse Rarities Belgian Devil
- August 2: Doggie Style Pale Ale
- August 16: Snake Dog IPA
- August 23: Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA
- September 6: Secret Stash Harvest Ale
- September 27: The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Recently a federal lawsuit was filed against Lucette Brewing Company regarding Lucette’s THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER blonde ale brewed with spices, and we at Lucette would like to provide some simple facts regarding our brand.
First some facts about Lucette. Lucette is the sweetheart of the mythical character Paul Bunyan. We chose the name Lucette Brewing Company when we began business in 2009, paying homage to the history of logging in Menomonie and the surrounding area. Her image appears on our tap handles, and is and will be on all our 16oz cans. We applied for and obtained a federal Trademark registration for LUCETTE. This means that, while there are over 8,000 existing trademark registrations for some sort of beer, a trademark examiner searched for and determined that none of them were confusingly similar to LUCETTE. It also means that Lucette Brewing Company is legally presumed to own the exclusive right to use the LUCETTE mark on its beers.
Next some facts about THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER. Lucette follows the Beer Judge Certification Program (“BJCP”) guidelines in creating and naming our beers; Lucette’s THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER “blonde ale brewed with spices” is a light hybrid beer brewed with an American Ale yeast strain, in which Lucette uses coriander and Grains of Paradise for a subtle spice background. We launched THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER in 2011, available on draft or in 16oz cans. Lucette has never sold any of its products in 12oz glass bottles. Like on our tap handles, the graphically designed image on the can is that of the fictional character Lucette. We applied for and obtained a federal Trademark registration for THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER. This again means that a trademark examiner searched for and determined that none of the over 8,000 existing trademark registrations for beers, including about 30 that involve some sort of “FARM” in the mark, were confusingly similar to THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER for ale. It also means that Lucette Brewing Company is legally presumed to own the exclusive right to use THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER on its ales. As part of marketing our 16 oz. cans, we have used the phrase “Grab a Tall Girl” as a take off on the “Tall Boy” usage in the beer world as referring to cans of 16oz or larger and “Girl” refers to Lucette since she is, in fact, a girl.
Now some facts about the lawsuit. Another local brewer owns one of the existing trademark registrations which uses the word “FARM” in the mark. We have reviewed their brand, which has a black and white photo of a woman on the bottle label, and believe (like the trademark examiner did) that their brand is distinctly different from ours. We also believe, contrary to what the other local brewer is stating, that THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER blonde ale brewed with spices tastes quite different from their beer, which is a Saison. (Saisons historically originated as beers brewed during the cooler and less active months in Belgian farmhouses and using warm-fermenting yeast).
As part of the lawsuit, we learned that a few posters, neither created nor authorized by Lucette, were printed referencing both THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER and their “FARM…” mark. Unfortunately, these posters were displayed for several days in a few locations around St. Cloud, Minnesota. These signs violated our trademarks, and we believe we have succeeded – without litigation – in getting all such posters immediately taken down. Lucette does not and never has targeted any specific beer, beer style, or brewery. We are investigating the origin of these posters, but believe in any event that a few posters printed by a third party should not be the subject of litigation between local brewers.
It is our opinion that small business should avoid attacking one another, especially over brands that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has already ruled are distinctly different. We believe Lucette Brewing Company has every right to continue using our federally registered THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER trademark. We are not aware of any occasion when a customer was given one of our beers when they sought to purchase or order another. We are confident that those of you carrying and purchasing our brands can tell the difference.
Lucette Brewing Company will continue to market and sell THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER as it has before and not allow its distributors, retailers or consumers to be bullied by any other brewer’s unjustified attacks. We pledge to all of you that Lucette will seek to minimize the distraction of this litigation and instead focus on making the best possible beer at our brewery and telling our story. Lucette, now more than ever, looks forward to working with the people that believe in our company and our brands.
Today we get the first look at the new Brooklyn Brewery Greenmarket Wheat. This 100% Bottle conditioned beer will be packaged in 750ml bottles and come in at 6% ABV. This beer celebrates the Williamsburg Brooklyn weekly Greenmarket and it uses German hops, Mauritius sugar and Belgian yeast into Brooklyn Local 1 so it should be good. Stay tuned fro release details.
From Hoppin’ Frog:
Our tasty, new GANGSTER FROG IPA will be released at the brewery next Friday, April 5, 2013. It is a clean and crisp American IPA, loaded with the absolute finest American hops. A lot of research has gone into Gangster Frog IPA, to feature our new, highly-acclaimed and sought-after CITRA hops that we just received for the very first time. And it also has our favorite highest grade Amarillo and Centennial hops as well, to strike the perfect balance. With an alcohol content of 7.5% abv and a price of $7.99, we hope it will become a favorite of hop lovers everywhere. To celebrate this special beer release, we will have special Gangster Frog IPA shirts available! Checkout the cool design – attached. And, we will have the popular food truck, the Zydeco Bistro Mobile Restaurant visit the brewery for lunch! Johnny and his Cajun inspired cuisine will be at the brewery serving up great flavors for lunch on Friday April 5, from noon until 1:30 pm. There’s always something new with Zydeco Bistro, and they often will cook with our beer for a really cool flavor offering.
Hours for retail sales at the brewery will be 10:00 am until 5:00 pm on Friday April 5, and 11:00 am until 2:00 pm on Saturday April 6, for this Gangster Frog IPA beer release. Come stock-up on all of our tasty beers, and experience our state-of-the-art cash register for a lightning-fast checkout like never before! We hope to see you here!
From interesting details from Lagunitas Brewing….apparently their new Chicago facility will be capable of producing 1,700,000bbl, combined with their 700,000bbl output in Petaluma will bring them to 2.4 Million bbl. This is heady territory as they begin to approach the capacity of Samuel Adams.
Some additional tanks coming on-line & arriving soon:
News about our lineup,we go back to the Original recipe 4 Lucky 13(not .alt),and in summer we go Daytime appropriate! http://t.co/jfXQrc7dFq
R new 750′s are up, runnin n’being filled,named Harry(4 HarryKlaussnerRIP)n’Jackson(a wellSpiritedfrontofficeDogRIP) http://t.co/mBvMTGGq26
We’ll have 2 more by 4/20, 4 more by time the Beer Circus comes to town and the following 4 in June! http://t.co/1hcVYccSbn
also coming 4/20 (sitting in a tank getting all dankified as we speak), Waldos’ Special Ale,it’s a big one this year! http://t.co/DLxGQG6snm
Is MillerCoors prepping a new beer called Miller Fortune?
That is the implication of this filing the brewer made recently with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application notes the name has been reserved for a beer, but provides few other details. Asked about the filing, a MillerCoors spokesman said in an email: "With our focus on innovation, we have a lot of products in development but many may never get to testing."
The brewer has so far avoided big line extensions while competitor Anheuser-Busch InBev in the past year has rolled out Bud Light Platinum and Budweiser Black Crown, two higher-alcohol brews (6% ABV) that are positioned to compete with spirits for nighttime drinking occasions. It's possible that Miller Fortune could be MillerCoors' response.
From Deep Ellum Brewing:
DEBC & Smashburger Launch in Coppell, TX.
From the Brewers Association:
Boulder, CO • March 29, 2013/mbb/—The Brewers Association (BA) —the not-for-profit trade group representing America’s small and independent craft brewers—has concluded the 30th edition of the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) & BrewExpo America®.
As the largest industry gathering, CBC brought together some 6,400 brewing professionals and approximately 440 exhibitors in the nation’s capital for conversation and collaboration about America’s ever-growing craft beer culture.
Highlights from the 2013 conference include:
2013 Achievement Awards
Three members of the brewing community were recognized and awarded for their dedication and service during the opening session.
· Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing: Peter Bouckaert of New Belgium Brewing Co. was honored with the Russell Schehrer Award for implementing the biggest barrel ageing operation in the country. Brewmaster for the past 10 years, Bouckaert makes all kinds of experimental beers, many of which are released under New Belgium’s “Lips of Faith” series. The award is given annually to honor Schehrer's contributions to the brewing industry. Schehrer was a founding partner and original head brewer at Colorado's first brewpub, Wynkoop Brewing Co.
· Brewers Association Recognition Award: Art Larrance of Cascade Brewing/Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub received the Brewers Association Recognition Award for his innovative and award-winning beers. Larrance has been in the industry since the early 1980s and opened Cascade Brewing in 1998. Each year, BA members nominate candidates for this award and the BA Board of Directors votes to determine the most deserving brewer.
· F.X. Matt Defense of the Industry Award: David Katleski, president of the New York State Craft Brewers Guild and owner of the Empire Brewing Co., received the F.X. Matt Award for his tireless efforts to make regulatory reform possible and change legislation. Katleski operates a small brewpub in Syracuse and is constantly working to help the local craft market. This past year, he had five major pieces of reform legislation passed in New York. The award is given in honor of a champion of small brewers, F.X. Matt, president of the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. in Utica, New York from 1980-1989 and chairman from 1989-2001.
Other notable takeaways from this year’s CBC include:
· Craft Brewers Hill Climb: A record 233 small and independent American brewery owners and brewers, representing 215 craft breweries and 46 states, climbed the steps of the United States Capitol. They met with Congressional staff to tell their success stories and discuss legislative issues of concern to the craft brewing industry.
· Kim Jordan Keynote: New Belgium Brewing co-founder and CEO Kim Jordan welcomed attendees as this year’s keynote speaker. Jordan presented the keynote at CBC in New Orleans in 2003, where she famously called for craft brewers to aspire to reach 10 percent of all U.S. beer sales. A decade later, Jordan returned to discuss issues ranging from technical brewing considerations to the industry’s collective spirit and future.
· Leadership Recognition Awards: The Honorable Peter DeFazio (D-OR) was presented the Brewers Association Achievement Award in appreciation of his five years of leadership in the House Small Brewers Caucus. DeFazio was recognized for his evergreen commitment to supporting America’s small and independent brewers and for his personal passion and enthusiasm for craft beer and homebrewing.
· Sustainability Manuals: With increasing numbers of craft brewers prioritizing sustainability issues, the BA officially unveiled three new manuals for craft brewers: BA Water and Wastewater: Treatment/Volume Reduction Manual; BA Solid Waste Reduction Manual; and BA Energy Usage, GHG Reduction, Efficiency and Load Management Manual. Each contains multiple levels of solutions for different size breweries and a toolbox including guidance, checklists and Excel-based tools.
· New Records in Craft Beer Growth in the U.S. and Abroad: CBC also saw the BA release a full, extensive analysis of 2012 data on U.S. craft brewing growth. In a year when the total U.S. beer market grew by one percent, craft brewers saw a 15 percent rise in volume and a 17 percent increase in dollar growth, representing a total barrelage increase of almost 1.8 million. The BA also recently reported that the American craft brewing industry set new records for exports in 2012. Craft beer export volume increased by an astounding 72 percent compared to 2011, with a value estimated at $49.1 million. The full 2012 industry analysis will be published in the May/June 2013 issue of The New Brewer.
Next year’s conference will be held in Denver, CO from April 8-11, 2014, in conjunction with the 2014 World Beer Cup®.
Here’s a new keg label from Bell’s Brewery called Baron von Nordwestlich German Style Golden Ale. This is keg-only and no real details so stay tuned.
From Sun King:
For the second year in a row, Sun King is the official craft beer of the Indianapolis Indians. Sun King will be tapping Indians Lager at Victory Field on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 which will be available on draft throughout the season. Sun King will have multiple draft locations throughout the park and our three canned house beers will be available as well. We'll be kicking off the Indians 2013 season on, April 4th with Bike to the Ballpark, see details below!
Looking for Sun King? Want to learn more about the beer you're drinking? Download the free app, available on the iTunes Store and Google Play (formerly the Android Market)!
Jester King Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA will be packaged in 750ml bottles and come in at 7.3% ABV & 78 IBU.
There would be nothing holding back supermarkets from purchasing distributor licenses and adding a wine and spirits license to carry beer, wine and spirits.
“There's no chance to really ramp up and get our feet under us and stabilized. Other chains out there have been doing this for years. They are machines waiting to roll in and gobble us up,” Tanczos added.
Here’s your first look at the new 16oz cans coming from great Crescent Brewery for their Coconut Porter. This beer uses Coconut in the boil as well as a blend of Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops. Coconut Porter comes in at 33 IBU and 5.6% ABV.
Today we have the 11.2oz bottle from Brouwerij De Molen for their 666 ale. This beer is 10% ABV.
Here’s the new label fro Lakefront Brewery Morini Fernet Stout—stout brewed with spices. This beer will be packaged in 12oz bottles.
Real Ale Brewer’s Cut No 5 Kolsch authentic Koln Style cold-fermented ale will be packaged in 12oz bottles and use Tettnang hops & German Pilsner malt. As a bonus I’ve included No 8 Maibock German Style Pale Bock.
Bale Breaker wants to make sure the local community is the first to have access to its beers, and then they will begin to move east, establishing itself on the other side of the mountains before coming west. There will be some exceptions: the west side will see Bale Breaker at the occasional beer dinner, beer festival, and so on. The beer will be available in aluminum cans and on draft. With a 30-barrel brewhouse feeding 30-, 60- and 90-barrel fermenters, and room to add more, the future should allow everyone to enjoy the beer.
Yes, it's fairly short notice, but tomorrow at the taproom (Saturday, 12-5pm) we're releasing Batch #2 of Citranation, our Belgian-style double-IPA featuring all Citra hops. We'll have it on tap for samples and growler fills, so get a taste and bring some Citra juiciness home starting tomorrow!
If that's not enough hops, on Monday, April 8, we're launching Oasis, our first IPA to hit bottles! Oasis features citrusy Cascade hops along with the zesty spices of coriander and cardamom (many of you might remember this beer as Art #2). During that week, we'll also shoot out bottles to the stores carrying our beer, and we'll have it on tap for samples and growler fills.
While we've yet to finalize a date, just keep it on your radar that later in April we'll be hosting "EverLocal 2" at the brewery! This means the return of Ever Weisse, our sour ale aged on strawberries, kiwis, and hibiscus, and a night of draft offerings and local vendors at the brewery! We'll be in touch again soon with a final date, as well as information on buying tickets.
Bayou Teche Biere - Cocodrie Tripel IPA, 22oz bottles. Cocodrie is Cajun for alligator and this beer is a Belgian-style ale that uses 6 hop additions and dry-hopping.
The brewery is called Artezan and it is the first craft brewery in Poland. Their beer is called Pacific Pale Ale and it is an American Pale Ale that uses hops from the Pacific region. The packaging design is by Fuse Collective, Poland.
To promote the Brooklyn Brewery Mash, filmmakers Landon Van Soest and Paul Trillo put together the impressive stop motion creation you see above. The video, which was created by putting together 3,000 separate stills, takes viewers on a tour of Brooklyn by bike messenger (among other things) showing off some of the borough’s highlights.
A green energy project at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company is up and running and may get a $50,000 grant from Oneida County because of its unique benefits to the community.
The $5 million project uses waste materials from brewing operations to generate electricity and heat for the facility.
Yes these are malt-based beverages (aka beer) and today we get a peek at the packaging for Phusion Projects Freezer Tubes. These tubes are meant to be frozen and they feature flavors like Strawberry Daiquiri & Margarita. These tubes are 3oz and 6% ABV.
28 March 2013
From Oskar Blues…