From Dogfish Head:
It's been just about 22 years since we started cranking out off-centered ales from our original Rehoboth location, and boy has it been quite the journey. There have been thousands of beers and countless memories created within those walls, but it’s soon time to say goodbye.
We've been working on building a brand new version of our Rehoboth brewpub with updated equipment, a state-of-the-art brewing system, a better layout for live music and so much more. Remember that small parking lot next to the brewpub? That's where it's going. With inspiration from our original space as well as our Milton brewery, we're excited to begin this next chapter of Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats.
You can see a complete walkthrough with this Facebook Live - just click here!
But what's going to happen to the original brewpub?! Eventually we are going to knock it down to create a downright awesome beer garden connecting the new brewpub with our other restaurant Chesapeake & Maine.
We’re already planning a most epic grand opening for the new Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, so mark your calendar for Friday, June 2! Live music, fresh brewpub exclusives and a whole new environment … you won’t want to miss it!
If you’re thinking to yourself, “I’ve gotta get back there one last time!” We hear ya!
Join us on Sunday, May 7 for the Last Call at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats! We'll be showcasing the new brewpub from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with limited tours.
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) Brewery Ommegang welcomes a remarkable new year-round beer this month. Pale Sour is a 6.9% ABV mixed fermentation sour beer developed by Ommegang’s brewmaster Phil Leinhart, and the master blenders at their sister brewery, Liefmans, in Oudenaarde, Belgium.
“Pale Sour is an elegant, drinkable sour beer, unique in that it’s not wood-aged. It has a well-balanced blend of sweet and sour,” says Ommegang’s brewmaster, Phil Leinhart. “Liefmans is such a historic, iconic brewery and having the opportunity to work with them has been an honor and very enjoyable.”
Pale Sour begins with a mixed culture fermentation in open copper vats. Aged over several months in stainless tanks, master blenders blend new batches with older ones until the optimal balance of flavors is reached.
A beer that drinks much like a fine white wine, Pale Sour pours a bright golden hue with a brilliant white head. The flavor is an elegant interplay of sweet and sour and the mouthfeel is soft with a delicate body and clean finish.
Pale Sour’s balanced acidity is a perfect accompaniment to a charcuterie board and a tasty contrast to rich, fatty foods. Try pairing with duck, ribeye, blue cheese, and rich chocolate desserts. Pale Sour is best served in a Teku glass which will prevent the beer from warming in hands.--
Available in 12 oz. four-packs and on draft at the brewery beginning Saturday, April 29, Pale Sour will also be available in select Ommegang retailers within the brewery’s distribution footprint.
We brought you the keg label, and now as expected we have more. Here’s your first look at Green Zebra from Founders Brewing. This Gose-style ale is brewed with watermelon and sea salt and the beer will be hitting 12oz cans. Look for Green Zebra to ride in at 4.6%-AbV and 10 IBU and stay tuned for full details.
This update from Founders:
For the fifth year, we’re brewing a beer to benefit ArtPrize, an art competition hosted in our hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previous ArtPrize series beers include Mosaic Promise, Pale Joe, Spectra Trifecta and more. This year, we’re looking forward to exercising our creativity again with a style new to our lineup.
This year’s ArtPrize beer is Green Zebra, a gose-style ale brewed with watermelon and sea salt!
Subtly sour and a little sweet, this ale is a refreshing take on a nearly extinct German style, gose. Watermelon is the highlight of this lightly-hopped treat and gives it a hint of satisfying juiciness. The soft mouthfeel and dry finish comes courtesy of the addition of sea salt, a traditional gose ingredient. Green Zebra comes in at 4.6% ABV and 10 IBUs.
For the first time ever, we will be releasing this beer in 6-pack cans. (Yup, no bottles.) Green Zebra will also be available in all 46 states we distribute to. It will be priced consistently with our year-rounds at $9.99 suggested retail price.
As we have done for the past two years with Spectra Trifecta and Pale Joe, we reached out to our immensely talented Founders Family to create a piece of original work for the label. Our taproom’s own Jacob Wiseheart achieved that distinction and, with his striking and intense use of color and dimension, created a label that perfectly suits the lively, bright nature of the beer.
This will be available in the taproom beginning on August 14. Look for it in on shelves beginning mid-August.
Mikkeller San Diego Adding Beer Geek Vanilla Shake, Brunch, Breakfast, Windy Hill, Waves, California Dream, Amoeba & Raspberry Blush 16oz Cans
This morning we get a peek at a bunch of new and updated 16oz cans coming from Mikkeller San Diego: Beer Geek Vanilla Shake imperial stout brewed with coffee and vanilla (13%-AbV), Beer Geek Brunch imperial stout brewed with coffee (10.9%-AbV), Beer Geek Breakfast stout brewed with coffee (7.5%-AbV), Windy Hill New England-style IPA (7%-AbV), Waves B0lger IPA (7.3%-AbV), California Dream hoppy pilsner (4.6%-AbV), Amoeba IPA fermented with brettanomyces (6.5%-AbV) & Raspberry Blush Berliner-style weisse beer brewed with raspberries and coffee (4%-AbV). These are all 16oz cans.
ERMAGERDNESS (5.5% ABV – 84 IBU) is a light-bodied, golden-colored American India Pale Ale with zesty tangerine and pineapple aromatics. A simplified malt bill, along with some signature American hops, allows for an awesome burst of tropical fruit flavors up front. It then shifts toward an interesting herbal tasting bitterness, which builds and lingers on the back of the palate.
Originally envisioned by Al Russell (our friend and former SBC Production Brewer), Al sought to create a hop forward American India Pale Ale reminiscent of some of his favorite brews. While the name ERMAGERDNESS may have only been a placeholder, it ended up really encapsulating just what we thought of the awesome flavors encapsulated in this brew. We guarantee, just one sip of this tropical fruit filled AIPA will make you scream “ermagerdness!”*
Available only in Michigan this year, Ermagerdness hits store shelves and taps today! Find this American IPA at your favorite craft beverage purveyor this week or risk missing out on it’s awesomeness. Did we mention, it’s best enjoyed with a copy of your favorite throwback Goosebumps story?
From Hoppin’ Frog:
Saturday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m.
Hoppin' Frog will be releasing our newest beer out of our coveted Barrel-Aging program this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in bottles and draft.
Super-deep, rich flavors from long aging in select Woodford Reserve® Bourbon barrels beautifully compliment the character of B.O.R.I.S., our original Imperial Stout. Intense flavors and aromas of oak, toasted vanilla, butter, and fine tobacco from barrel aging 5 times longer, just like B.O.R.I.S. 200, lend an immensely satisfying depth to this deep roasted and full bodied stout.
Hi-Wire Brewing is excited announce the release of two speciality beers which will be perfect for your summer-stocked-cooler. If you are into fresh, hoppy, tropical beer vibes, then these two beers will be right up your alley.
Being released Saturday, April 29th at 12pm from their South Slope Sour & Wild Ale facility is Tropical Sour Weisse with Passion Fruit & Guava (4.2% ABV).This tropical fruit bomb displays an electric acidity and big hop aromas. It was first soured with lactobacillus in the kettle, then fermented in stainless tanks with saccharomyces before being barrel-aged with lactobacillus, pediococcus, and brettanomyces for 10 months, with the last 4 on passion fruit and guava. The barrels were blended together and dry hopped with Mosaic and El Dorado before being refermented in bottles with champagne yeast. Available in 750ml bottles, this beer will see limited distribution in Hi-Wire Brewing’s entire footprint and is expected to hit shelves the first week of May.
Next up from Hi-Wire Brewing’s Specialty program for 2017 is Citra Gose (4.2% ABV), available in 4-packs of 16oz cans beginning May 12. This refreshingly tart Gose blends perfectly with the citrus and tropical fruit notes of Citra hops, creating an extremely aromatic and floral sour wheat beer with no bitterness. Citra Gose will be available in both of Hi-Wire Brewing’s taprooms and will see limited distribution in their entire footprint.----
Hi-Wire Brewing is stoked about these releases and is thrilled to share their ever-evolving releases from both their Speciality and Sour & Wild Ale programs with enthusiastic customers. Be sure to stop by their two taprooms or visit your local specialty beer store to experience these new summer releases.
The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) has announced their annual "Champions of the Wilds" awards. Straub Brewery of St. Marys, PA has been named the “Best Brand Ambassador” for the Pennsylvania Wilds for 2017.
Straub Brewery representatives, including President & CEO Bill Brock, will be presented the award at the PA Wilds AnnualDinner & Awards Banquet, to be held Thursday April 27, 2017 at the DuBois Country Club.
Every Spring the PA Wilds Center recognizes individuals, groups, organizations, communities or businesses that in the lastyear have made significant contributions to help grow and sustainably develop nature tourism and the outdoor recreation economy in the Pennsylvania Wilds. These prestigious regional awards are given to a select group of people and organizationseach year by the PA Wilds Center Team.
“One of the great achievements of the PA Wilds effort is its ability to inspire and harness the ideas and energy of local residentsand organizations, and regional collaboration. Straub Brewery has been such an inspiring and committed partner for the PA Wilds Center’s initiatives,” said Ta Enos, Executive Director of the PA Wilds Center. “It’s an honor for us to recognize Straub Brewery as our Best Brand Ambassador for 2017, an award for which they received nominations from several entities and individuals.”
Best Brand Ambassador Award Statement – Straub Brewery of St. Marys, PA (Elk County). Straub, an American Legacy Brewery, is the third oldest family-owned and operated brewery in the United States. Straub saw the value of the PA Wilds as a lifestyle brand. Nature tourism was helping revitalize the region and having a positive impact on the region’s communities - and Straub wanted to get more involved. It started to incorporate information about the Pennsylvania Wilds as a region and a brand into its sales and marketing strategy, sharing this background information with its extensive network of wholesalers and distributors across the region. The company intends to further promote the PA Wilds through the use of locally-inspired names for their beers.
You may have noticed an absence of UFO on the site. What gives? We are excited to announce that UFO Beers has a new home… and a new look!
What can you expect to find on this new website? Beer (obviously), but you can also learn how to cook with beer, and even add beer to some of your favorite cocktails. So, basically, no matter what your day throws at you, we have a beer solution for you!
But you guys still brew UFO, right? You betcha. We are still the proud brewers and employee owners of those partly cloudy pints of deliciousness and you can continue to enjoy them at both of our breweries.
For more about UFO Beers, including more information about the discontinuation of UFO Big Squeeze (#RIP), click here. We look forward to sharing a drink with you soon!
BLOOMINGTON, IN —Upland Brewing Co. announces the expansion of their wood-aged sour ales to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in partnership with Penn Beer, with launch events beginning the week of April 24. The first sours making their way to the City of Brotherly Love include Hopsynth, Iridescent, and a limited quantity of Cursed Kettles, available on draught in craft-focused bars and in specialty bottle shops.
“Philadelphia has an incredible beer culture and some of the most progressive beer bars in the country. Sour beers are becoming more commonplace and drinkers are curious about this style. We’re excited for the chance to offer beer lovers in Philadelphia some of our latest, unique sours,” said Dusty Howe, Upland’s Sour Beer Brand Manager.
To bring these wood-aged ales to Philadelphia, Upland partnered with Penn Beer, who have been in the business since 1953, so they know beer and which ones wash down Philly Cheese Steaks the best.
“Philadelphia has become one of the most influential beer markets on the East Coast, if not the country. The number of breweries that have entered our market is unprecedented. We’ve been following what Upland has been doing with their sour program. It's a great opportunity to partner with them and send a selection of their astounding beers to our retailers,” said Pat O’Malley, Penn Beer’s Senior Craft Beer Manager.
Almost a year ago, Upland opened the Wood Shop Sour Ale Brewery, a facility dedicated solely to wood-aged beers. Like any craftsman's shop, this is a place of tinkering and experimenting for brewers. Coming to Philadelphia will be the result of over a decade of commitment to this brewing style, on top of small batch trials on innovative combinations of fruits and spices.
Sour beer fans in Philadelphia will be introduced to unique flavors like Iridescent, a blonde base ale wood-aged on dried apricots and ginger, and Cursed Kettles, a collaboration beer with Prairie Artisan Ales, which is aged on figs and dark cherries. Hopsynth, a dry hopped sour that melds new hop varietals for each batch, will be available as well. For launch events, Upland will also be bringing some whole-fruited sours.
From Magic Hat:
Magic Hat knows well that sometimes you just need something different. The Vermont brewer has a long, storied history of offering creative spins on its beers, and its latest creation is no exception. Magic Hat has introduced the Split 6’er program, featuring mixed 6-packs in a closed-top box. The Split 6’er debuted last month at Magic Hat’s Mardi Gras celebration and asked Hefeweizen fans to #ChooseYourHefe as Circus Boy and Zirkus Boy duked it out in an online voting forum.
This pairing came about when Circus Boy decided to ditch his carnie confines and hitch it to Germany, where he befriended fellow rabble-rouser Zirkus Boy. This new German friend at first appeared to be a doppelgӓnger: unfiltered, unfettered, and unmatched in his liquid jest. However, there was one uber difference between the two: Circus Boy has an American Hefeweizen yeast strain, and Zirkus Boy a German one. The new split-pack packaging offers the best of both continents, with three bottles of each brew per 6’er. Magic Hat invites beer lovers to get acquainted with the dynamic duo and cast a vote for their favorite at http://www.magichat.net/hefe.
“Each of these hefes offers a unique taste experience by introducing a different strain of yeast,” said Chris Rockwood, Head Brewer. “The American hefe strain provides a clean fermentation, allowing a light bready malt body and subtle hints of citrus from the lemongrass added to the boil, to shine. The German hefe strain adds flavors of banana and clove to the original character, adding new layers of complexity.”
Next on the split scene will be the Duet of Nines Split 6’er, launching in July 2017. Half of this 6’er will be Magic Hat #9, the famous Not Quite Pale Ale®, a sorta dry, crisp, refreshing ale with subtle fruit notes and a floral hop bitterness. The other half will be Hi-#9, a new Not Quite IPA, with citrus and piney hop notes balanced by a subtly sweet yet dry finish.
“Magic Hat is known for putting on a show, and what makes for better entertainment than a delicious new beer introduction and friendly tasting competition, wrapped up in one package?” said Mark Hegedus, president of Magic Hat. “No one else is offering a closed split six-pack for beer lovers, and we’re excited to give our fans a new at-home experience, sipping time-honored favorites alongside the unique, fresh brews coming out of our Artifactory.”----
Look for Magic Hat Split 6’ers on shelves now nationwide, and stay up to date with new releases at http://www.MagicHat.net.
Today we have the 2017 packaging for Southern Tier Warlock. This imperial stout brewed with pumpkins and pumpkin pie spices will have a lower 8.6%-AbV compared to the previous year’s 10%. You’re looking at the 22oz and 12oz bottles and stay tuned for release info.
Russ Hensley, CEO of Shatterbox announced that the American Advertising Federation awarded Shatterbox a Gold Addy for their work with Blue Stallion Brewing Company in the Elements of Advertising category.
With over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club competitions, recognition of the highest level of creative excellence, a gold Addy award-winning design is judged to be superior to all other entries in the category.
Shatterbox, eager to positively influence local business branding, collaborated with well-known Lexington brewery Blue Stallion to design four bottles for the brewery’s first limited series of bottled barrel-aged beers for Lexington’s 2016 Craft Beer Week.
“Our work by our design team reflects our deep experience in packaging for the beverage industry,” said CEO Russ Hensley about the work for Blue Stallion's first Addy Award.
The work was also forwarded on to the region to be considered for National competition.
Shatterbox is a multidisciplinary design firm specializing in creative brand strategy, identity development, and award-winning interactive and print design. Shatterbox has been designing websites since 1995 and branding start-ups since 1998. Shatterbox won more than 120 gold Addy Awards from American Advertising Federation, including 3 Best of Shows, and 4 Judge’s Choice Awards as well national and regional awards. Shatterbox is a winner of the HOW International Design Award for 2013. The studio is also recognized in GDUSA and Logo Lounge for their branding and logo design efforts. Shatterbox was also featured in the 2013 and 2014 PRINT Magazine’s Regional Design Annual as one of the premier design studios in the United States.
This is Bull Pine Pale from Fredonia Brewery in Nacogdoches, TX. This Pale ale hits 6.38%-AbV and this is the 12oz can.
23 April 2017
Today we get to see some new and updated packaging coming from The Bruery. Arbre is a dark wheatwine-style ale aged in new American oak barrels that is an “exploration of the nuances contributed by the various levels of toast in oak barrels” from Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, KY. Today we have versions that represent Alligator Char, Medium Toast and Light Toast. All three versions will hit 10.8%-AbV and the 2017 versions will be packaged in 750ml bottles. We also have Bruery Terreux Beauregarde sour blonde ale aged in oak barrels with blueberries (5.8%-AbV). This is also a 750ml bottle.
This is Brett IPA from Allagash Brewing in Portland, ME. This dry-hopped brettanomyces-fermented ale will hit 7.1%-AbV and it will now be packaged in 12oz bottles and kegs. Stay tuned for release details.
Happy 21st Anniversary to Coronado Brewing. To celebrate the occasion, Coronado will be releasing 21 Imperial IPA. This beer will swim in at 8%-AbV and this version will be package din 12oz cans and 22oz bottles. Stay tuned for release dates.
This is Owen from Perennial Artisan Ales in St. Louis, MO. This beer is a Belgian-style ale fermented with brettanomyces and the beer will hit 4.7%-AbV. This is the 750ml bottle.
From Bruz Beer’s GoFundMe Page:
Charlie is the head brewer at Bruz Beers, and recently had an accident while brewing a batch of beer. He is currently recuperating in the hospital and will possibly require a few surgeries before he is released. Charlie and Bruz are very well liked in the Midtown community and it would be great if the neighborhood could come together and show support for Charlie, his family, and Bruz in this time of need. The funds collected here will be donated to Charlie to help pay for any medical costs he has.
Charlie Gottenkieny of Bruz Beers was recently injured in a boil-over accident, and the beer community has rallied to support his medical bills.
This Tuesday, April 25th from 3pm to close drink at Strange Craft Beer Company to support Charlie. Strange will donate all proceeds go to his GoFundMe page that evening
Coming to us from Asheville, NC, this morning we have several new and updated bottles from Wicked Weed: Brettabolic is a brettanomyces farmhouse ale that represents Wicked Weed’s first “foray into entirely oak-fermented beer.” The bee ruses Noble and German hops and it will swing in at 5.9%-AbV. Bretticent remains a brettanomyces-fermented golden farmhouse ale (6.5%-AbV). We also have Canvas Series Khatta Masala and it is a red wine barrel-aged American sour ale fermented with mango and Indian spices (cardamom, coriander, black pepper & fenugreek)-- (7.7%-AbV). These are all 500ml bottles.
Here we have Wasatch Brewery Nitro Pumpkin. This ale brewed with pumpkin and spices will now be nitro charged so “pour it like you mean it.” This beer will hit 4%-AbV and you’re looking at the12oz Ball can.
Here we have a new fall release coming to the UFO Series from Harpoon. This is Harpoon UFO CRANBeeRY and it is a hefeweizen brewed with fresh cranberries. This beer hits 4.8%-AbV and it will be packaged in 12oz bottles and kegs.
From Hill Farmstead:
Beginning Wednesday, April 26, we will release Birth of Tragedy: Akmel Nuri in our bottle shop. Birth of Tragedy: Akmel Nuri is an imperial porter brewed with honey and aged in bourbon barrels on Akmel Nuri's coffee from Limu Kosa, Jimma in Ethiopia.
We have chosen two barrels of Birth of Tragedy as the base for this single origin coffee experiment. After aging for 20 months in select bourbon barrels, we conditioned this beer atop Akmel Nuri's Ethiopian coffee beans sourced and roasted by The Coffee Collective in Copenhagen, Denmark. These friends long ago changed our worldview as to what coffee could be. After months of bottle conditioning, the beer is ready for release.
375ml, $20, limit 1 per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).
We are open in Retail on Wednesday - Saturday, from 12 p.m - 5 p.m.
It’s only a keg label so far, but based on the packagaing I suspect we’ll see more. This is Terrapin Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose and the beer will hit 4.5%-AbV. Stay tuned for more details and packaging.
Upland Sours are heading to Philly! Hopsynth, Iridescent, a very limited supply of Cursed Kettles, and Peach on draught will be introduced to the City of Brotherly Love with launch parties beginning Monday, April 24. We’ll also be bringing some rare, small batch brews for the launch events. If you’re an Upland fan or a sour beer fan, we hope to see you this week at any or all of these fine establishments!
Monday, 4/24 – City Tap house: Launch party and tap takeover, 5-7pm
Tuesday, 4/25 – Local 44: Bottle shop sampling, 6-8pm
Wednesday, 4/26 – Cinder: Tap takeover, 5-7pm
Thursday, 4/27 – Earth bread and brew: Guest tap feature, 6-8pm