Ground Breaker Releases Luella April 8th

31 March 2015

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Ground Breaker Brewing is pleased to announce the release of Luella, a Belgian-style pale ale. Luella was brewed to be enjoyed as spring transitions into summer. In the tradition of a Belgian pale ale, Luella finishes dry but offers a perceived candy sweetness with aromas of grape and bread, spice from a late addition of Sterling hops, and a bit of Belgian funkiness to round it out. Luella finishes at 5.7% ABV with only 22 IBUs.

The idea for Luella began with the simple question of what kind of beer we would want to drink this summer. We knew we wanted to make something very different from what we already offer, but we weren’t sure what that should be. On bottling days we discussed aromas, flavors, and ingredients until we settled on something we liked the sound of, a Belgian pale ale. It’s a first for us, and it’s something we’re very excited to share. The name Luella comes from Luella Love, who started Love Farm with her husband John in 1905.

Luella will be released in our pub on Wednesday, April 8th, with a Belgian-inspired menu. During the release, Ground Breaker Gastropub will be offering a Belgian-style beer flight featuring Luella, our last keg of St. Denny, and two variations of Luella, one aged with apricots and one aged with currants.

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Double Mountain Gypsy Stumper IPA Returns - Now In Bottles

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Hood River, OR—March 31st, 2015Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom releases bottles of their much loved Gypsy Stumper IPA. An instant taproom favorite from it’s debut last year, this complex IPA is currently available on draft and by bottle at the Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom located in downtown Hood River. Gypsy Stumper can be found in both bottles and on draft throughout the Northwest, British Columbia, and Southern California in early April 2015.

“Our approach with Gypsy Stumper was to create an IPA layered in flavors, and something with a little punch to it. While many of our beers employ a minimalist approach, Gypsy  most certainly does not. Pilsner and Vienna malts make up the majority of the malt bill while Mosaic, Simcoe, Challenger, and Centennial hops intertwine to craft a wonderfully hop forward brew, with different flavors stratified throughout.It’s sturdy and assertive enough to get you through cutting down tree stumps. However, we don’t condone the use of an axe or chainsaw while enjoying.”-Head Brewer Kyle Larsen

Gypsy Stumper
IPA
7.5% ABV, 80 BU

Description: In the spring of 1980, a bearded, ragtag work-crew known as Gypsy Stumpers were hired to clear stumps out of the new runs on Hood River Meadows. Camped at lift tower 10 on HRM, they worked long hours falling trees six feet in diameter, but only three feet tall. Much like the stumpers, this beer works twice as hard for your riding pleasure. Tangerine and herbal flower notes make their way through the resinous, pine forest nose. Its sturdy body holds the weight of the vigorous hopping, resulting in an assertive balance. ABV 7.5%, 80 BU

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Half Acre Sprawler Series Get Right Kolsch Coming 4/3

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From Half Acre:

The first release in the Sprawler Series, Get Right Kölsch is on sale this Friday at noon in our Shop. Crushable, clean, slight nature haze and classic German hop flavors. Visit it.

DETAILS
  • 22 ounce bomber: $7.99 (limit 4 per person)
  • 4.7% ABV
  • 64 ounce growler refill: $14
  • 32 ounce howler refill: $8
  • 16 ounce pour: $5

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3 Floyds / Gigantic Brewing - Crescendo Of Doom Lager

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Here’s a new co-brew coming from 3 Floyds and Gigantic Brewing Co.  This is Crescendo of Doom and it is a “Tactical Lager” that appears to be picking sides in the MLS Soccer league (Gigantic is in Portland Timbers territory and 3 Floyds is wearing the Chicago Fire colors on their helmet).  This beer will be package din 22oz bottles and I suspect there’s a bet on the line here.
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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Aztec Chocolate Imperial Stout X Series

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Here’s your first look at a new brew coming to the Boulevard Smokestack Series of beers.  This beer is part of a 2015 Imperial Stout “X” Series and the “X” factor stands for the the key ingredients added to each of several different limited releases coming in 2015.  This Imperial Stout is inspired by the Aztec beverage xocatl and it will be brewed with ancho & pasilla negro chiles, cinnamon and cacao nibs.  This Aztec Chocolate Stout will be packaged in750ml bottles and the beer will come in at 11%-AbV.
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Additional details from our pal Jeremy Danner at Boulevard:

2015 will see us release riffs on our Smokestack Series Limited Release Imperial Stout. As a base beer, Imperial Stout serves as a ridiculously sturdy starting point for layering flavors by incorporating new ingredients or barrel aging methods. Imperial Stout has a huge grain bill featuring several types of malted barley, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. Robust grain and chocolate/coffee flavors are counterbalanced by date and plum notes from Scottish yeast.

The second installment, Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate, takes inspiration from traditional drinking chocolate referred to as
Oxcolatl. The ancient Aztecs held chocolate in such high regard that in addition to its place as a holy drink in ceremonies, cacao beans were a form of currency. Accounts vary, but the drinking chocolate the Aztecs consumed combined a paste of cacao beans with spices, chili peppers, vanilla and in some cases, wine or another fermented spirit.

To bring our interpretation to life, a batch of Imperial Stout was brewed that received freshly ground cinnamon during the boil on the brewhouse. This batch will be blended with tanks of Imperial Stout that are infused with dried
pasilla negro and ancho chiles as well as cacao nibs. The chiles and cacao nibs were stuffed into porous bags and suspended in sanitized stainless steel tanks. Finished beer is transferred onto the chiles and nibs and allowed to rest for 24 hours of contact time. Following the infusion, the beer is transferred to a blending tank and blended with the cinnamon spiced batch. No portion of Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate is barrel aged.

Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate is 11% ABV and will only be available in 750 ml bottles. Locations that normally receive our Limited Release Smokestack Series beers should expect to see Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate.

As of this minute, we’re targeting a June release date and hope to share a specific date as we get closer.
Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer

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Mikkeller - Stateside IPA & Single Hop Imperial IPA: Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic & Stella

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Today we get to see a bunch of new bottles coming to the U.S. from Mikkeller.  Stateside IPA is an American style IPA that will come in at 6.9%-AbV.  Up next we have several new single-hop Imperial IPA’s featuring Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic & Stella.  All of these Imperial IPA’s will hit 8.9%-AbV and these are all packaged in 11.2oz bottles at DeProef.
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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2015 - “Back To Tradition”

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Here’s your first look at the packaging for the 2015 version of my favorite Fuller’s brew.  This is Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2015 and for the 19th release of this beer, the theme is “Back To Tradition.”  This version will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Maris Otter malt by using traditional British ingredients like floor-malted Maris Otter as well as Target, Northdown, Challenger and Goldings hops.  This beer will carry a Best By date of Dec 31 2025, it will be packaged in 16.9oz bottles and the beer will come in at 8.5%-AbV.
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Anchor Brewing Releases Anchor IPA Cans

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San Francisco, CA (March 31, 2015) –Anchor Brewing Company announces the release of Anchor IPA™ in cans; a new package for the adventurous brew in Anchor’s core lineup of distinctive, hand-crafted beers.

Anchor IPA marks the third beer to be canned by Anchor in the brewery’s 119 years of operation. Anchor first began canning beer with Anchor California Lager® in 2014 followed by the limited release of Brotherhood Steam Beer cans, a collaboration with the band Chris Robinson Brotherhood.



“We are thrilled to finally bring Anchor fans one of their favorite core beers, Anchor IPA, in cans,” said Mark Carpenter, Brewmaster at Anchor Brewing. “When we first released Anchor IPA the popularity of the beer took off quickly, so it only made sense to also offer consumers a convenient way to enjoy this tasty beer. Anchor IPA was brewed in the spirit of adventure, using 6 different hop varieties and 3 types of malt. With this in mind, I encourage beer lovers to grab a can and seek out their own exciting adventure.”



Its bright amber color, distinctively complex aroma, spiky bitterness, malty depth, and clean finish unite to create a uniquely flavorful, memorable, and timeless IPA. First released on draught, in 6-packs, 12-packs, and 22 oz. bottles in February 2014, Anchor IPA gained national esteem thanks to the beer’s unique and balanced flavors of hops and malts, fruity and floral aromas, and unbeatable drinkability. Now Anchor fans nationwide can enjoy this unique IPA in the convenience of cans.



The elephant seen on Anchor IPA cans was hand-drawn by long-time Anchor label artist James Stitt. It was inspired by the expression to “See the Elephant,” a 19th-century metaphor for the hopeful but risky pursuit of happiness, adventure, and fortune. The expression originates from a tale that predates the California Gold Rush. As a result, the elephant became the universal symbol of the Gold Rush, representing the spirit of adventure, as evidenced by the journals, letters, and sketchbooks of the forty-niners hoping to discover their long sought after treasure. Whether or not they struck it rich in the diggings, those plucky pioneers would forever treasure their California adventure as the defining moment of their lives.



Anchor IPA 6-pack cans began shipping nationwide in the beginning of March alongside 6-pack bottles, 12-pack bottles, 22-ounce bottles, and on draught in select restaurants and bars as well as the Anchor Brewing Taproom in San Francisco.



Learn more about the journey to “See the Elephant” by watching the following video: Anchor IPA™ Video.



Anchor has partnered with PAWS: Performing Animal Welfare Society (www.pawsweb.org), to feature their rescued Asian Elephants in the making of this video. We are proud to work alongside PAWS and support the nonprofit organization by adopting their five Asian Elephants: Prince, Annie, Gypsy, Nicholas & Wanda, living out their lives in peace at PAWS’ 2,300 acre sanctuary dubbed, ARK 2000.



Note: No human-elephant contact was permitted and the elephant’s cooperation and accommodation of the film crew is on “Elephant” terms. The elephants were not asked to perform specific tasks at the request of the film team. The producer and film crew adapted to the conditions and rules specified by PAWS, its employees and animal caretakers both before and during any photography/filming.

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Oskar Blues Releasing Brewhouse Special House Of Blues Cans

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From Oskar Blues:

Our ‪#‎HouseofBlues‬ Beer is officially here. Whatchya' guys think of that label?

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Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2014

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Boulder, CO •March 31, 2015—The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 42 were craft brewing companies¹

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“The companies on this list include the vanguard of the craft industry,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “They are exposing new beer lovers to craft, opening new markets and creating opportunities for the entire category. As they continue to grow, so will the availability of innovative and high-quality beers produced for all to enjoy.”  
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Surly / 3 Floyds / Real Ale - Blakkr Coming 4/6

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From Surly, 3 Floyds & Real Ale:

BLAKKR, our collaboration imperial black IPA, will start hitting liquor stores and bars in Minnesota, Iowa and Chicago on Monday, April 6.

We'll have a release event at
Turtle's Bar & Grill in Shakopee, Minnesota starting at 5pm on Monday, April 6. Get more details on the website

This double black as night IPA is too massive for just one brewery's efforts. BLAKKR took the trinity of Real
Ale Brewing Co., Surly Brewing Co., and Three Floyds Brewing Co.to actualize this crushing ale. This Imperial Black IPA has flavors of black licorice and bittersweet hop aromas of pineapple.

Make sure to get your BLAKKR gear at The Company Store in the brewery. We have limited editions of men's and women's t-shirts, a can glass with a full wrap of the can artwork and a standard BLAKKR poster as well as a special variant.

Come check out the limited edition items, once they're gone, they're gone!

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Elevation Beer Partners w/Montanya Distillers to Welcome Montanya, a Horchata Imperial Porter Aged in Rum Barrels

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Crested Butte, Colo., March 31, 2015 –Montanya Distillers and Elevation Beer Company, two Colorado companies just over the Sawatch Range from one another in central Colorado, have suffused their unique flavors to create a Horchata Imperial Porter called Montanya. This limited edition porter came to life after Elevation Beer Company aged its award-winning Señorita Porter in Montanya Distillers’ Oro Dark Rum barrels.

“One of the most fun things we get to do in this business is collaborate with other exceptional companies,” said Karen Hoskin, president and co-founder of Montanya Distillers. “After about three years, we no longer use our American White Oak barrels to age more rum, but they are perfectly primed to age a rich imperial porter at Elevation. These barrels have quite a Colorado lifecycle. We are really honored and excited that Elevation finds us worthy of this collaboration.”
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The end result is Elevation Beer Company’s “Montanya”, a beer that pours a midnight black and has notes of dark rum, sweet milk and vanilla with a tingling spice and a smooth rum taste. Coming in at 11.5% ABV and 21 IBUs, this beer has a medium body and a balancing hop bitterness with Northern Brewer and Chinook hops. It goes great with bread pudding, jerk chicken or even chocolate fondue.

“The flavors that result from Montanya’s fresh rum barrels give new life to one of our favorite beers,” said Alexander ‘Xandy’ Bustamante, co-founder of Elevation Beer Company. “We’ve brewed Señorita for three years, but we really upped the game when we started using Montanya’s rum barrels. We were so pleased with the result that we felt it deserved Montanya’s name. Montanya means mountain in many languages, so the name is a great representation of where both companies do our work.” 

Montanya Horchata Imperial Porter is available, while supplies last, in 750mL bottles and on draft in Colorado. It will be available in Washington this April and in Texas and Arizona later this summer.

Other Montanya Distillers collaborations with Colorado Companies include:  Voormi of Pagosa Springs, Colo. (apparel), Stripped Mixers of Snowmass, Colo. (Mojito Mix), Red Ram Mixers of Erie, Colo. (Hot Buttered Rum mixer), Haiku Moving Company of Silverton, Colo. (custom artist rendered headwear), Dram Apothecary of Silver Plume, Colo. (bitters), etc. 

For more information about Montanya Distillers visit
MontanyaRum.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/MontanyaDistillers. For more information about Elevation Brewing Company visit ElevationBeerCo.com.

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Saint Arnold Brewing Company Expands Ale Wagger Project

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HOUSTON, March 31, 2015 – Saint Arnold Brewing Co., the oldest craft brewery in Texas, today announced the expansion of its Ale Wagger project, which donates a portion of proceeds from the sale of Saint Arnold Ale Wagger to support animal welfare programs. Saint Arnold selected five additional organizations to receive donations and to participate in Ale Wagger-related community outreach activities. The new Ale Wagger partners are:

  •     Beaumont, Texas: Humane Society - Southeast Texas
  • Dallas, Texas: Operation Kindness
  •      Galveston, Texas: Galveston Island Humane Society
  •      Fort Worth, Texas: West Side Animal League
  •      Miami, Florida: Humane Society of Greater Miami

These five organizations join the City of Houston's BARC and the San Antonio Humane Society in the Saint Arnold Ale Wagger project. Saint Arnold directs its donations to support spay/neutering and community education efforts.

"Animals are near and dear to the hearts of the Saint Arnold community, so we are very proud to expand the Ale Wagger project into additional markets," said Saint Arnold Founder/Brewer Brock Wagner. "Since the Ale Wagger project was announced last year, Saint Arnold Ale Wagger has become the brewery's fastest growing brand, which shows the enthusiastic support for combining two things people love – full flavored beer and helping animals."

To extend upon the success of the Ale Wagger project, Saint Arnold has also introduced pet-related merchandise to its offerings. Dog lovers can now get dog treats made with spent grain, as well as a dog bandana, leash and collar, all featuring the Saint Arnold brand.

Upcoming Ale Wagger events include:
Dallas Area
     Whole Foods Fairview
April 25th, 1 p.m.
     Ale Wagger and Operation Kindness Animal Adoption Event
     Whole Foods Plano
May 16th, 12-3 p.m.
     Ale Wagger and Operation Kindness Animal Adoption Event
Galveston
     Stuttgarden Tavern
April 11th, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
     Ale Wagger and Galveston Island Human Society Animal Adoption Event
Houston
     Revelry on Richmond
May 3rd, 4-7 p.m.
     Yappy Hour – dogs welcome
Miami / South Florida
     Over the Counter
April 9th, 4-7:00 p.m.
     Yappy Hour featuring pet adoptions from Humane Society of Greater Miami
     World of Beers – Key West
May 21st, 4-7 p.m.
     Yappy Hour – dogs welcome

Saint Arnold Ale Wagger is a deep copper brown ale. It has a full, malty body with hints of chocolate, a touch of sweetness and a light hop flavor. Over the years, the beer has been recognized among the best brown ales in the world with medals from the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup and World Beer Championships.

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Lakefront Brewery to Release Nation's First Organic Barrel Aged Barley Wine: Beer Line

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MILWAUKEE, WI (March 31, 2015) — Lakefront Brewery, Inc. announced it will release a whiskey barrel-aged version

of their Beer Line Organic Barley Wine in April. The Brewery claims it is the first USDA-certified Organic barrel-aged

barley wine in the United States.

The robust brew (14 percent ABV), held for 18 months in USDA-certified Organic rye whiskey barrels sourced from

Catoctin Creek Distillery in Purcellville, Virginia, is Lakefront’s “most ambitious release in our 27 year history,”

commented Chris Johnson, the Brewery’s Director of Business Development. Johnson stated that he believes Lakefront

will change the brewing industry’s and consumers’ perception of organic beer.

In 1996, Lakefront Brewery created the first USDA-certified Organic beer in the United States, Organic E.S.B. “At that

time, there were few organic malt and hop varieties available, so that limited the number of possible organic beer

styles,” Johnson remarked, “I think past impression of organic beers is that they are ‘boring’.” He explained, “Now,

there’s much more ingredient diversity, so breweries have a lot more to work with. We challenged ourselves to push the

boundaries, and create a really unique and special all-organic beer.”

Johnson went on to talk about an employee sampling discussion prior to packaging the beer, “we were overjoyed:

everybody's smiles got bigger and bigger with each sip.” Johnson continued, “We’ve received some positive initial

customer feedback, and the response has been that not only is it the best organic beer they’ve ever had, it’s one of the

best beers they’ve had, overall. We couldn’t be more pleased with the final result,” he concluded.

The Beer Line Aged in Organic Whiskey Oak Barrels is a limited 22-ounce bottle: approximately 3,100 bottles were

produced. The Brewery projects it to hit retailer shelves during the first week of April.

Lakefront Brewery, Inc. was started in 1987 and is celebrating its 27th anniversary this year. The brewery currently

produces 45,000 barrels of beer per year and distributes its products to 36 states, Canada and Japan. Lakefront

Brewery, Inc. was the first brewery to brew a government-approved, gluten-free beer, New Grist. For more information,

visit www.lakefrontbrewery.com or call (414) 372-8800.

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Two Roads Brewing Announces Philadelphia Launch Week In April

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Two Roads Brewing is bringing their “road less traveled” philosophy to the greater Philadelphia area with an amazing week of beer tastings and special events!  Beginning on Tuesday, April 7 and running through Saturday, April 11, Two Roads brewers and ambassadors, including Head Brewer Phil Markowski, will be making the trek from Connecticut for this celebration of great craft beer.

Two Roads, in partnership with Muller, Inc., importer of fine beers, will be bringing some of their most creative offerings to the Philadelphia market.  Featured styles will include:  Road 2 Ruin, a bold double IPA brewed with seven hop varieties;  No Limits Hefeweizen, a Bavarian wheat ale with wonderful fruit aroma and a dry finish; Ol’ Factory Pils, a traditional pilsner dry-hopped with German and American hops;  Worker’s Comp Saison, an intensely fruity farmhouse ale that is refreshing and slightly spicy; Lil’ Heaven, a session IPA with an exotic hop profile and tropical fruit flavor;  Honeyspot Road White IPA, a wheat IPA, brewed with an American ale yeast and no spices;  Unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout, a full-bodied stout aggressively hopped with notes of rye, chocolate and espresso;  20 Ton, a blonde barleywine brewed with heirloom malts;  Igor’s Dream, a Russian Imperial stout made with rye and aged in oak whiskey barrels; and Henry’s Farm, a traditional doppelbock with clean malt flavor and incredible balance.

Keep the conversation going on Twitter and Instagram using  #roadslesstraveled – and by following @2RoadsBrewing and @2RoadsLee.

Event Descriptions

Late Night Munchies at Varga Bar
Traveling all the way down I-95 is sure to work up a voracious appetite. So, Washington West’s favorite hangout, Varga Bar, will be doing its best to satisfy those cravings by pairing select Two Roads’ styles with snack plates, along with a special offering on cask.

When: Tuesday, April 7, 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Where: 941 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107;  215-627-5200

The Nutmeg State Tap Takeover at City Tap House Logan Square
Head Brewer Phil Markowski will be in the house as he brings an assortment of favorites down from Connecticut, aka the Nutmeg State. Phil wrote the book on saisons, literally!
Farmhouse Ales: Culture and Craftsmanship in the Belgian Tradition is the definitive text on this wonderful style. Guests are encouraged to come early and meet Phil. The first 30 guests to purchase a Two Roads beer will receive a signed copy of his book, compliments of Phil. Beers being sampled will includeOl’ Factory Pils, Worker’s Comp Saison, Road 2 Ruin Double IPA, No Limits Hefeweizen, Lil’ Heaven Session IPA, Honeyspot Road White IPA, Unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout, 20 Ton Blonde Barleywine, Igor’s Dream RIS (aged in rye whiskey barrels) and Henry’s Farm Double Bock, along with special offerings on cask.

When: Wednesday, April 8, 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Where: 2 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103; 
215-587-9040

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The Jump Off at Barcade
There is no better way to celebrate Two Roads’ debut in Philadelphia than with our old friends at Barcade. They are bringing an assortment of favorites down from Connecticut for an interactive night of video games and craft beers. Head Brewer Phil Markowski will be in the house from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  Guests are encouraged to come early for the first taste of Two Roads in Philadelphia!

When: Wednesday, April 8, starting at 7 p.m.

Where: 1114 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125;   215-634-4400

“Hoppy” Hour Takeover at Two Stones Pub
Join Brand Ambassador Ryan Crowley at Two Stones Pub in Kennett Square to sample some of Two Roads’ most creative beers, including Worker’s Comp Saison, Road 2 Ruin Double IPA, Lil’ Heaven Session IPA, Ol’ Factory Pils and Honeyspot Road White IPA.

When: Wednesday, April 8, starting at 4 p.m.

Where: 843 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348;  610-444-3940

Late Night Munchies at Good Dog Bar
For those looking to curb those late-night stomach rumblings, follow Head Brewer Phil Markowski over to Good Dog, where Executive Chef Jessica O’Donnell tries her culinary prowess at pairing Two Roads’ styles with snack plates.

When: Wednesday, April 8, 8 p.m. until midnight

Where: 224 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102;  215-985-9600

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Leftorium of Beers Lunch at Monk’s Cafe

In what could be deemed the week’s marquee event, Head Brewer Phil Markowski takes over Tom Peters’ celebrated Belgium beer bar for a special brewer’s lunch. It’s the perfect excuse to skip out of work early. Seating is very limited, so call ahead.
When: Thursday, April 9, 12 noon
Where: 264 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102; 
215-545-7005

Evening with Two Roads Brewing Company at POPE
Meet Head Brewer Phil Markowski and sample five of Two Roads’ most creative beers, including Worker’s Comp Saison, Road 2 Ruin Double IPA, Lil’ Heaven Session IPA, Ol’ Factory Pils and Honeyspot Road White IPA, at Pub on Passyunk East.

When: Thursday, April 9, starting at 6 p.m.

Where: 1501 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19147;  215-755-5125



Belgium’s Revenge at Bru Craft & Wurst
Sample six of Two Roads’ most creative beers, including Worker’s Comp Saison, Road 2 Ruin Double IPA, Lil’ Heaven Session IPA, Honeyspot Road White IPA, Unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout and Igor’s Dream RIS aged in rye whiskey barrels, during a special happy hour.

When: Friday, April 10, 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Where: 1316 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107;  215-800-1079

“Hoppy” Hour Takeover at Union Jack’s - Glenside
Join Brand Ambassador Ryan Crowley at Union Jack’s in Glenside to sample some of Two Roads’ most creative beers, including Worker’s Comp Saison, Road 2 Ruin Double IPA, Lil’ Heaven Session IPA, Ol’ Factory Pils and Honeyspot Road White IPA.
When: Friday, April 10, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Where: 2750 Limekiln Road, Glenside, PA 19038; 
215-886-6014

“If I Could Give It All To Time” Anniversary Party at Time
Two Roads’ has traveled all of the way from Connecticut to help Philly’s classic jazz and whiskey bar ring in its seventh anniversary in style. Sample five of Two Roads’ favorite styles, including Ol’ Factory Pils, Worker’s Comp Saison, Road 2 Ruin Double IPA, Unorthodox RIS and Lil’ Heaven Session IPA.

When: Friday, April 10, 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Where: 1315 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107; 
215-985-4800



The Brunch Not Taken at Strangelove’s

We are closing out the week in style, with a brunch feast fit for Robert Frost himself. Chef James Kenngott, offering a myriad of crave-able brunch items paired with select styles of beer from Two Roads.

When: Saturday, April 11, 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Where: 216 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107;  215-873-0404

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Upland Brewing Announces 2015 Sour Collaborations With Yazoo & Great Raft

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Upland Brewing Co. announced today that they will be creating several new collaboration beers in 2015. The first collaboration will be with Nashville’s Yazoo Brewing Company. Upland Brewing Company’s Sour Program Director Caleb Staton and Brandon Jones, lead brewer for Yazoo’s Embrace The Funk, met March 10th and are working together to create two unique blends of wild beer. The first will debut this summer at Washington D.C.’s craft beer and food event SAVOR.

Details about the Upland Brewing Co. and Yazoo Brewing Company salon click here.

The second collaboration will be with Great Raft Brewing in Shreveport Louisiana. Upland’s Sour Program Director, Caleb Staton and Harvey Kenney, head brewer for Great Raft, go way back to brewing school and are excited to work together again. Caleb brewed alongside Harvey and the Great Raft crew in early March and look forward to sharing some new funky beers with the craft beer community. More details to come!

In addition to our brew day at Great Raft, Upland ventured to nearby El Dorado, Arkansas to visit a mayhaw orchard. Caleb Staton has long been intrigued by this indigenous southern fruit so we met with Paul McLaughlin, a local mayhaw orchard owner and expert to learn more. After touring McLaughlin’s orchard, we sampled some of his mayhaw jelly and wine to determine what flavors the fruit would have on the beer. To our delight, mayhaws are delicious and they will be involved a future Upland brew.

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Gigantic Brewing - White Light White Heat IPA, Solid!, Ume Umai, Slip Into Darkness, Superbad, The Business, Kiss The Goat, Scrilla, Shazoo & Most Most Premium

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Here we have some new bottles coming to Gigantic Brewing Co in Portland, OR.  This is White Light White Heat and it is a White IPA.  This is #28 in the “endless series of limited edition artist and artisan beers” series and this one features artist Brendan Monroe.  This beer will use Galaxy, Simcoe & Cascade hops, it will be packaged in 22oz bottles and the beer will come in @ 8.2%-AbV.  We also have Solid! Hoppy American Wheat Beer.  This is release # 30 in the endless series of limited edition artist & artisan beers.  This beer hits 6%-AbV and it is packaged in 22oz bottles.  As a bonus, I’ve added Ume Umai beer with plum and black rice.  This is release #31 in the endless series of limited edition artist & artisan beers and it comes in at 7.5%-AbV.  We also have Slip Into Darkness Hoppy Cascadian dark lager (6.4%-AbV), Superbad imperial coffee stout (9%-AbV), Most Most premium Russian Imperial Stout (11.5%-AbV), Kiss The Goat (8%-AbV), Scrilla hoppy pale ale (5.5%-AbV), Shazoo Milk Stout (8.5%-AbV) & The Business Brit-American Pale Ale (6%-AbV).
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Boulder Creek Brewery Destroyed By Fire

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Boulder Creek Brewery and Café was destroyed by a two-alarm fire early Sunday morning. The 26-year-old business, located on the 13000 block of State Route 9, caught on fire just after 1:45 a.m.

The fire’s ignition is presumed to be have been electrical in nature, according to co-owner Nancy Long. Further investigation is pending.

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Rivertowne - RT Lager 16oz Cans

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Here’s the latest packaging for Rivertowne RT Lager.  This beer uses 7 varieties of malt and multiple additions of Cascade hops, it will remain at 5.5%-AbV and this is the new 16oz can.
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Abita - Fresh Hop Wrought Iron IPA, Peach SOS, Chili Pepper Seersucker & Ginger Restoration

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Today we get to see several interesting new beers coming from Abita.  These are all what appear to be 5.4 Gallon and 10.8 gallon firkins so I suspect they are very event specific.  In any case, today we have Fresh Hop Wrought Iron IPA (6.9%-AbV), Peach SOS (7%-AbV), Chili Pepper Seersucker (4.8%-AbV) & Ginger Restoration (5.2%-AbV).
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Erie Brewing - Misery Bay IPA

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Here’s the latest packaging approved for Erie Brewing Misery Bay IPA.  This beer will remain in 12oz bottles and at 6.5%-AbV.
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Foster’s Cheers To The First Round 25.4oz Cans

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Here’s a new specialty can coming from Foster’.  This 25.4oz can carries the “Cheers To The First Round” tag as well as some other Aussie tags.
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Outer Banks Brewing Station Using Wind To Power Brewery (Video)

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Covington Brewhouse - Rock & Roll Summer Farmhouse Ale

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This is Covington Brewhouse Rock & Roll Summer Farmhouse Ale.  It will be packaged in 12oz bottles (even though it looks like a can) and it will come in @ 5.5%-AbV.

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Iron Monk - Milk Stout & Payne County Imperial IPA

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Coming to us from Stillwater, OK, today we have Iron Monk Brewing Milk Stout.  This beer will be package din 12oz bottles and it will come in at 6%-AbV.  We also have Payne County Imperial IPA (9.2%-AbV, 100 IBU).
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Wiseacre Brewing - Avast! Pirate Porter, Adjective Animal & Oktoberfest

imageThis new bottle comes to us from Wiseacre Brewing Co in Memphis, TN.  This is Avast! and it is a Pirate Porter that will be packaged in 22oz bottles and come in at 5%-AbV.  We also have Adjective Animal Double IPA (8.6%-AbV) and Oktoberfest GEMUTLICHKEIT (6%-AbV). image
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Pike Brewing Releases Saison Houblon Bottles

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Pike Brewing is pleased to announce the release of its spring seasonal beer, Pike Saison Houblon. Refreshingly hop forward and floral, this farmhouse style ale is light and golden. It is brewed with a base of earthy, biscuit-like organic malt, seasoned with citrusy hops and finished with clove-like Belgian yeast.

Where does the name come from? Saison is French for ‘season’ and houblon is French for ‘hops’. Farmhouse ale was originally brewed by and for farmworkers in Northern France and in Wallonia, the French speaking region of Belgium. In Europe, these beers are low in hops. In keeping with Pike Brewing’s philosophy of emphasizing local terroir, ours is hop-forward and beautifully balanced, making it a Belgian style saison/IPA hybrid.

Pike Saison Houblon is available on draft and in 22 oz. dinner size bottles.

Pike Saison Houblon

OG       1.060

ABV      6.20 %

IBU      55

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101 North Brewing - High Gravity IPA

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Here’s a new bottle coming from 101 North Brewing Co in Petaluma, CA.  This is High Gravity IPA, it will be packaged in 22oz bottles and the beer will hit 8.8%-AbV.
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