Odell Brewing - Sunny Rain Golden Tart

30 April 2017

imageThis is Sunny Rain from Odell Brewing.  This “golden tart” ale will hit 6%-AbV and you’re looking at what appears to be a 12oz can, but stay tuned for more details.


Samuel Adams - Maple Red, 20 Pounds Of Pumpkin, Black Lager & Honey Rye Pale Ale

imageToday we have several new/updated Limited Release bottles coming from Samuel Adams.  Maple Red hits 6.2%-AbV and 18 IBU, 20 Pounds of Pumpkin weighs in at 5.7%-AbV and 14 IBU, Black Lager hits 4.9%-AbV and 19 IBU and Honey Rye Pale Ale hits 5.8%-AbV and 33 IBU.  These are all 12oz bottles.imageimageimage


Bell’s - Bourbon Barrel Aged Expedition Stout

imageThis is Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition Stout from Bell’s Brewery.  This Russian imperial stout is aged in Bourbon barrels before being packaged in 12oz bottles (4-packs).  This beer hits 12.8%-AbV.  Look for an early June 2017 MI-only release..


Mikkeller San Diego Hop Series - Foggy Figures & Centennial Eyes

imageHere we have another new Hop Series can coming from Mikkeller San Diego.  This is Foggy Figures and it is a New England-style black IPA brewed with Columbus, Simcoe and Chinook hops.  This beer hits 7%-AbV and you’re looking at the 16oz can.   We also have Centennial Eyes New England-style IPA brewed with Centennial hops (6.6%-AbV).


Hopworks - IPX w/Citra Hops


This is IPX from Hopworks Urban Brewery.  This version is brewed with organic and salmon-safe Citra hops and the beer will be packaged in 22oz bottles.  Look for this beer to hit 6%-AbV and 60 IBU.


Burial Beer - A Paranormal Vibe, Post Apocalyptic Awakening, Terrestrial Paradise, When We Were Phantoms, Anno Domini MMXVII, The Crystal Sphere, The Cosmic and Dviine, Seasoned Skillet & Finback Collaboration In The Throes of Disembodiment

imageHere we have several new Double IPA’s coming from Burial Beer:  A Paranormal Vibe (8.5%-AbV) & Post Apocalyptic Awakening (8%-AbV).  These are both 16oz cans.  We also have Terrestrial Paradise brettanomyces pale ale (5.6%-AbV, 750ml bottle), Fall of the Damned Bourbon barrel-aged sour red ale with blackberries & marionberries (7%-AbV, 16.9oz bottles), Inner Tube lager beer (3.5%-AbV, 12oz cans), When We Were Phantoms DIPA (8%-AbV), Momentary Inception DIPA (8.5%-AbV), Anno Domini MMXVII mixed culture saison fermented on kiwi (6%-AbV, 750ml bottle), The Crystal Sphere DIPA with peaches and honey (8.3%-AbV), The Cosmic and Divine imperial stout with caramel, pecans and chocolate (10%-AbV), Seasoned Skillet barrel-aged donut stout (10%-AbV, 750ml bottle) and In The Throes of Disembodiment a Finback collaboration that will be a black sesame imperial stout with vanilla, sesame and honey (11%-AbV, 500 ml bottles)image


NOLA - Hog Tied Wit Beer

imageThis is Hog Tied from NOLA and it is a wit beer brewed with locally grown Louisiana Satsuma peel and coriander.  This beer supports Hogs For The Cause and it will hit 4.5%-AbV.  This is the 12oz bottle.


Fulton Introduces Hopstar Session IPA Cans

imageFrom Fulton:

Hopstar is all juicy hop flavor and no lingering bitterness. Twice dry-hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo and left intentionally hazy, Hopstar punches in at just 4.9% ABV, making it your perfect warm weather IPA companion. Hopstar will be available on draft and in cans throughout Fulton's distribution footprint in May and June. Join us at the Whole Hog Feast this Friday night -- and of course at the Fulton Gran Fondo block party on Saturday -- to be among the first to try it.


It's Badass...No-Li Cascadian Stout Collaboration For Spokane Craft Beer Week

imageFrom No-Li:

SPOKANE, WASH. Badass Brewing & No-Li Brewhouse collaborate to create one total ½ barrel of It’s Badass…No-Li Cascadian Stout.

A collaboration inspired by Spokane Craft Week, Charlene Honcik and Kendra Wiiest of Badass Backyard Brewing teamed up with Ryan Brookhart of No-Li Brewhouse.  Together, they built a recipe over pints of beer and brewed up It’s Badass...No-Li Cascadian Stout!    

It’s Badass…No-Li Cascadian Stout combines dark chocolate malt with notes of fresh roasted coffee, and tropical fruity characters from zeus, mosaic and equinox hops; 6.5% alc. & 70 IBU’s. 

One 1/6 barrel will be featured at the Inland NW Craft Brewers Collaboration event at No-Li Brewhouse on Thursday, May 18th, 4 – 7 p.m.

A second 1/6 barrel will featured at Badass Backyard Brewing during Spokane Craft Beer Week.

A third and final 1/6 barrel will be featured at No-Li Brewhouse on Saturday, May 20th.

That’s it…only three total 1/6 barrels of It’s Badass…No-Li Cascadian Stout. 

"Having the smallest brewery in town collaborate with the most recognized brewery in town was very exciting for us. It's been educational and very fun, No-Li,!" says Charlene Honcik, owner and brewer master of Badass Backyard Brewing.”

"Collaborating with other Spokane brewers is a great learning process. This opportunity is badass," says Ryan Brookhart, No-Li Brewhouse Production and Head Brewer. 

Badass Backyard Brewing & No-Li Brewhouse are both brewing in Spokane


Mybeerbuzz .com Highlights Indeed Brewing Mexican Honey Lager

29 April 2017

imageIf you’ve been playing along with the home version of mybeerbuzz.com, you’ve already noticed a new trend in beer styles.  First it was sessionable IPAs, then fruited IPAs but there’s a new trend emerging, and it’s coming just in time for summer…Mexican-style lagers.

Today we’re sampling a pretty unique take on a Mexica-style lager and it’s from Indeed Brewing in Minneapolis, MN.  The beer is called Mexican Honey Lager and it is an imperial lager brewed with Mexican orange blossom honey.  This GABF 2014 Silver medalist is now available in 16oz cans (coming May 1st)…so off we go.


Mexican Honey Lager pours a bright crystal-clear gold color and we found some dull sweet honey aromas with some citrus & floral aromas to follow.  The beer is loaded with sweet malty honey flavors as well as some graham cracker and mild citrus imparted by the Amarillo hops.  The beer feels crisp and refreshing with a really easy drinking summer mouthfeel and a surprisingly sneaky 8%-AbV.  Yes that’s right, Mexican Honey Lager is an imperial lager, so the 8%-AbV and 16oz can will sneak up on you.  We thought the balance was really nice, leaning slightly toward the floral hop side of the fence, which surprised us when we read that the beer only hits 17 IBU.  We also though it was cool that this beer uses Budvar Lager yeast…and overall we really liked this unique take on a Mexican-style lager (or should I say an Imperial Lager that uses Mexican honey)
Indeed Mexican Honey Lager will be released May 1st in 16oz cans so be sure to try it for yourself…and when you do, be sure to let us know what YOU think.


BridgePort Stumptown Tart Returns With Blueberries & Black Raspberries

imageThis morning we get our first look at the 2017 version of BridgePort Brewing Stumptown Tart.  This version is brewed with fresh Pacific Northwest blueberries and black raspberries and lightly hopped with Cascade hops.  For 2017, Stumptown Tart will hit 6%-AbV and the beer will be packaged in 22oz bottles and kegs.


Shorts Releasing Bourbon Wizard & Terr Bear

imageFrom Short’s:

Last year, we started a new tradition at Short’s Anni Party XII when we released an extra special American Sour Ale brewed in collaboration with Vulfpeck we call Compression. This year we figured that one more year calls for one more beer right? This year, our team is delighted to release not one, but TWO Private Stache brews in honor of #SBCANNIPARTY13. Bourbon Wizard, a barrel aged Barleywine and Terr Bear, a Sour Wheat Ale fermented with Northern Michigan Raspberries.

Bourbon Wizard (15.9% ABV – 30 IBU) has a monstrous malt bill, and a boil time of 6 hours and 66 minutes, which creates a dark amber color and a full-body. There is also a high residual malty sweetness of caramel and toffee. To help make this barleywine a little more balanced, and ensure that there is not an overwhelming alcohol flavor, we add raisins for sweetness and a large amount of hops.

Terr Bear (6.1% ABV – 8 IBU – 6.7 TA g/L) is a barrel aged Sour Wheat Ale fermented with Northern Michigan raspberries. Pink with a pink tinted head, this Sour Wheat Ale smells of fresh, bright raspberry with hints of oak and a slight barnyard funk. A burst of raspberry flavor is followed oak and funk. With an ample amount of carbonation Terr Bear is dry, refreshing, and very drinkable.

Available exclusively at Short’s Anni Party 13irteen, bottles of Bourbon Wizard and Terr Bear are sold out (and so is the party!). But you can take part in the celebration this week with the release of Anni Ale 13irteen! Our reimagined brew is also the first release in our Salvacious Planemo Sour Series. Anni partying friends, be sure to try it first TODAY in the streets of downtown Bellaire. This beer will be officially released to the Short’s-i-verse this Monday.

But we’re not particular. No matter if you’re sipping a Prolonged Enjoyment or kicking back with a sixer of Soft Parade, wherever you’re at and whatever you’re drinking, join us in raising a glass to 13irteen years of fearlessly creative beers handcrafted in Northern Michigan. Now excuse us, it’s time to party!


Wicked Weed Canvas Series - Prevalence Barrel-Aged American Sour

imageHere we have another new Canvas Series beer coming from Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville, NC.  This is Prevalence and it is a barrel-aged American sour ale fermented with blueberries and Juniper berries.  This beer hits 7.2%-AbV and it will be released in 500ml bottles.  Stay tuned here for release details.


Hill Farmstead Flora Returns 5/3

imageFrom Hill Farmstead:

This Wednesday, May 3, we are pleased to release a new batch of Flora, our Farmstead® Wheat Ale aged in wine barrels. 

Flora is the wine barrel aged version of Florence (1915 - 1967), our grandfather's sister as well as the name of our wheat Farmstead® ale.  In honor of Florence, we mindfully blend her namesake beer from wine barrels that have been aged and conditioned for many months and several years.  The beer embodies the pursuit that guides our progressive vision for Hill Farmstead--this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Florence. 

750ml, $35, limit 3 per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our
bottle release policy).

We are open in retail Wednesday - Saturday from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Blue Point Barrel-Aged Series No 5 & 6: Tequila Imperial White & Port Big Brown Ale


This morning we have the next two releases coming to the Blue Point Brewing Barrel-Aged Series.  No 5 is a Tequila barrel-aged imperial white ale (8.5%-AbV) and No 6 is a Port wine barrel-aged big brown ale (9.7%-AbV).  These are both 22oz bottles. image


Live Oak Brewing Ceases Dallas/Fort Worth Distribution

imageFrom Live Oak:

Dear Friends and Fans in Dallas/Forth Worth,

Yesterday afternoon we made the difficult decision to discontinue our DFW distribution operations. Since our expansion last year, Live Oak has been on a growth trajectory that none of us could have imagined. This year, we planned to repeat the 50% growth we did in 2016 and continued with operations with the expectation that all normative growth trajectories would remain in place. If there was any concern that the craft beer industry might be slowing, we’re certainly not seeing it.

In fact, even with recent increases in production capacity, we are up against our maximum production threshold and we find ourselves in a position where we can’t make enough beer to satisfy demand in all our territories. If we continue at our current pace, Live Oak will produce upwards of 30,000 barrels this year. That is 100% more beer than we made last year. That is also approximately 10,000 more barrels than we currently have cellar capacity for.

We hope that by temporarily withdrawing from DFW to grow our capacity and shore up our home markets, we will be able to re-enter twice as strong with adequate supply of beer and with local distributor support. In the meantime, you can still find our beers in Waco, Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Our taproom is always open and we plan to be back as soon as we can.

Thank you all for your impeccable taste.

Live Oak Brewing Company


Short’s - Michigantuan DIPA w/Cherries & Totally Noche


Here’s the latest packaging for Short’s Michigantuan.  This double IPA is brewed with Michigan cherries, malt & hops and this is the 12oz bottle.  This beer will be coming in June.  We also have Totally Noche Mexican-style lager.image


WILK Friday BeerBuzz - 28 Apr 2017 - Wyoming Valley Homebrewers w/Chuck Yarmey, George Fredmonski & Jeff Fusco (Video)

28 April 2017


BridgePort Launches New Multi Ball Double IPA

imageWe brought you a peek back in March, and now this from BridgePort:


. – April 28, 2017BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s original craft brewery, today proudly announces the release of Multi Ball Double IPA. For the past month, this monstrous IPA has been an exclusive on-draft selection at BridgePort’s BrewPub in Portland, Ore., and will now be available on retail shelves starting now.

Multi Ball Double IPA, named after Portland’s legendary pinball and arcade scene, was brewed as a classic west coast style double IPA. The brewers started with a base of 2-row Pale malt with approximately seven-percent Cara-Crystal Malt to provide caramel notes and a rich amber color. Intensifying this double IPA, brewers used hops in every step of the brewing process.

“We went nuts with the number of hops for this brew – a total of 7 different types come in contact with this beer making Multi Ball Double IPA a colossal west coast-style IPA,” states Jeff Edgerton, BridgePort Brewmaster.  “Grab yourself a pint of Multi Ball and keep your eyes peeled for more exciting brews to come out of our upcoming pilot system, too!”

imageMulti Ball Double IPA comes in at 8.25% alcohol by volume and 87 IBU, showcasing Northwest hop flavor and character, finishing with a smooth mouthfeel.

Multi Ball Double IPA will be available throughout BridgePort Brewing’s distribution footprint of 18 states in 12-oz. bottles, 6-packs, and on-draft.  For exact locations, please use our Beer Finder.----

For more information on BridgePort Brewing’s Multi Ball Double IPA, visit BridgePort’s brand new website www.bridgeportbrew.com or come down to the BrewPub at 1313 NW Marshall St. Portland, Ore. for a pint.


Troegs Releasing Scratch # 280 SIngle Hop Pale Ale

imageFrom Troegs:

With Scratch #280, we continue our exploration of pale ales brewed with a single experimental hop variety. A joint venture of YCH Hops and the Hop Breeding Company, the yet-to-be-named “HBC 342” lends a dominant tropical fruit character with a tinge of citrus and watermelon around the edges. Draft and growler fills now available in the Tasting Room.


Troegs Splinter Series - Bourbon Barrel Flying Mouflan

imageToday we getting to see the bottle packaging for an upcoming Splinter Series release from Troegs.  This is Bourbon Barrel-Aged Flying Mouflan and it is a barleywine ale that will now get an oak-aged treatment.  This beer hits 11.5%-AbV and this is the 12.7oz bottle.  Stay tuned here for release dates.


Jester Kings Introduces Kernel Colonel Toby

imageFrom Jester King:

We’re delighted to introduce Colonel Toby — our collaboration with The Kernel Brewery in London, England! Colonel Toby is a hoppy little farmhouse ale we brewed with Toby Munn of The Kernel at Jester King last fall. Toby was kind enough to stop at Jester King after his multi-month bike tour across America. We’ve long respected Toby for his commitment to balance, simplicity, and restraint when it comes to brewing, so we felt compelled to make a beer that does justice to this philosophy. Colonel Toby is just that — a hoppy, simple little farmhouse ale, that we think is great for casually enjoying with friends and family. That’s what beer is all about, right?

Colonel Toby was brewed on October 24, 2016 with Hill Country well water, 93% Crisp Maris Otter, 7% rolled oats, and Cascade hops. The 1.023 specific gravity (5.8 Plato) wort was fermented in stainless steel with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria. Prior to packaging, it was dry hopped with Citra and Centennial hops. Colonel Toby was packaged on December, 2016 and naturally refermented in bottles and kegs. At the time of packaging, Colonel Toby was 3.4 percent alcohol by volume, 56 IBU, 4.6 pH, and 1.000 specific gravity (0.0 degrees Plato).

Colonel Toby will be released at Jester King on Friday, April 28th at 4pm. It will be available by the glass and in bottles to go (750ml x $9). We have approximately 6,500 bottles available. There’s no bottle limit, and we will be sending Colonel Toby out for distribution beyond Jester King.
Cheers, and here’s to Toby, international friendship, and beer for drinking!
Jeffrey Stuffings
Jester King Brewery


GABF Announces 2017 Ticket Sale Dates (8/1 - 8/2)

imageFrom the GABF:


Member Pre-Sale
August 1, 10:00 am (MT) via Ticketmaster.com

General Public Sale
August 2, 10:00 am (MT) via Ticketmaster.com

Get ready, y’all! The Best Beer Fest in the U.S.* returns to the Mile High City from October 5-7. Choose from four sessions over three days and sample beers from more than 800 U.S. breweries. Here’s what you need to do to prepare:

Save Those Date(s)!

Member pre-sale: August 1 at 12 noon ET | 11:00 am CT | 10:00 am MT | 9:00 am PT

Public sale: August 2 at 12 noon ET | 11:00 am CT | 10:00 am MT | 9:00 am PT

Sign in to Ticketmaster in Advance

Even those with the nimblest of fingers know that signing in to Ticketmaster before tickets go on sale is key. (Pro tip: don’t waste precious time on password recovery.) Others have swear by using the Ticketmaster app to circumvent finicky browsers. When you score those tickets… it’s quite the adrenaline rush.

Be a Current BA/AHA Member

Tickets will go on sale for members of the Brewers Association (BA) and American Homebrewers Association (AHA) on August 1 at 10:00 am Mountain Time.

  • Current members will receive a 11-digit personal offer code to use when trying for pre-sale tickets. Look for your email on July 25.
Join the BA/AHA and Improve Your Odds

In addition to accessing the Members-Only Session on Saturday, you’ll gain access to the pre-sale.

  • You can join the American Homebrewers Association or Brewers Association by July 23, 11:59 p.m. PT to access the pre-sale.

Are you on the GABF mailing list? Sign up here. Note: if you’ve opted out of all emails from our related properties, you’ll need to resubscribe to get GABF deets.

See you in October!

*Yes, literally. GABF has won the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Award for Best Beer Fest for two consecutive years.


Moonlight Meadery - A Common Disaster

imageThis is A Common Disaster from Moonlight Meadery in Londonderry, NH.  This limited release mead is a collaboration with Scot Scharr and it won 1st place at the 2016 Mead Free or Die competition.  This mead hits 14%-AbV and this is the 375 ml bottle.


Baxter Brewing - Ceremony IPA w/Green Tea & Hop Tryst Coming To Cans

imageThis morning we have a new can coming from Baxter Brewing in Lewiston, ME.  This is Ceremony and it is an IPA brewed with Australian gunpowder green tea (and match green tea powder) as well as German and American hops.  This beer hits a sessionable 4.2%-AbV and this is the 12oz can.   We also have Hop Tryst IPA (6.4%-AbV, 16oz cans).image.


Ska Brewing Expands Capacity, Capabilities for Greater Output in 2017

imageFrom Ska:

DURANGO, CO  (April 27, 2017) –Ska has added five new fermenters, a second kettle to the brew house, and a de-aerated water system to give them a 20% increase in brewing capacity at the Durango, Colorado-based world headquarters. The new additions will also enable Ska to expand offerings from their Mod Project brewery, the birthplace and mecca of its award-winning small batch beer creations, previously only available to craft beer lovers at Ska’s World Headquarters.

Ska has brewed more than 25 different experimental beers as part of the Mod Project in the past year. Many of Ska’s Mod beers are made with fresh fruit from Colorado’s Western Slope. These beers range from an oak-aged strong plum ale to Palisade peach gose and sour apple ale. The Mod Project brewery is a smaller, innovative brewery that sits square in the middle of Ska’s warehouse and was purpose-built to allow Ska’s brewers to experiment with various progressive brewing techniques. The new expansion allows Ska to produce new styles of Mod beers in larger quantities and release some of these creations to a wider audience in cans.

Thanks to the expansion, Ska is now offering Pink Vapor Stew, the Mod Project’s firstborn creation, in 12-oz cans. Pink Vapor Stew Sour Ale, made with Citra and Galaxy hops, is a tropical medley of citrus and sour flavors blended together with earthy beets, carrots and ginger. Ska will also be delivering a Tart Mexican Logger this summer; a slightly sour rendition of their wildly popular Mexican Logger.

With the increase in capacity comes a new Mixed-Up 12-pack, now featuring 2015 and 2016 Great American Beer Fest medal winner, Mexican Logger, as well as Ska flagship, Modus Mandarina.

Finally, insiders at Ska have leaked information that they will be unveiling a fully redesigned beer garden this spring. The outdoor facility at Ska World HQ will be complete with a stone patio, additional seating, and most importantly, an outdoor bar.----

To stay up-to-date on these kick ass developments at Ska, subscribe to their newsletter.


Sierra Nevada - Camper Down Schwarzbier

imageThis is Camper Down from Sierra Nevada.  It’s only a keg label, but this schwarzbier will hit 6.2%-AbV.  Stay tuned for more.


Mad River Adding Everyone Gose Mad Gose-Style Ale

imageThis is Everyone Gose Mad  from Mad River Brewing in Humboldt County, CA.  This gose-style ale hits 4.9%-AbV and this is the 22oz bottle.


Modern Times Releasing Clear and Present Dankness Cans & More

imageFrom Modern Times:

Clear and Present Dankness IPA, our latest 16oz canned special release, hits Brown Paper Tickets on May 15th, and it is really frickin' tasty. We collaborated with the homies at Cellarmaker Brewing on this magnificent beer, which was loaded with Citra, Simcoe, Galaxy, and Nelson hops, including a massive hop addition to the whirlpool with some Citra lupulin powder before fermentation with Chico yeast. The result is a beautiful mélange of tropical fruit and citrus that’s like a swanky, all-inclusive resort stay for your taste buds.

Arriving alongside this fantastic IPA will be cans of Nitro Monsters’ Park Aged in Bourbon Barrels with Coffee, 3 different bottled variants of bourbon barrel-aged Monsters' Park, and Dinosaur World IPA. Did we just say Dinosaur World DIPA? Why, yes, we did. Meet us below this pic and we'll chat about it.

DINOSAUR WORLD DIPA MAKES ITS TRIUMPHANT RETURN during May's BPT sale. Bottom line: This beer was just way too bomb not to revisit, so we ordered a bunch more cans and are giving its adoring public one more chance to partake of the lupulin-laden glory.

If you've yet to experience the magic, expect an outrageously crushable face-full of passion fruit, bright tangerine, and stone fruit, courtesy of ridiculous quantities of Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops and fermentation with London III yeast. As we said before, these will be touching down via our online sale on May 15th, so plan your beer purchasing agenda accordingly.

LOVERS OF BELGIAN BEER, REJOICE. World Game, our May special release bomber, hits shelves next week. This sublimely sessionable Belgian blonde is a loving tribute to one of our favorite styles, with beautiful notes of Belgian yeast that absolutely sing over a crisp, herbal hop bill and a clean, dry finish. It's absurdly refreshing, and perfect company for the impending summer weather. Oh, and it's a totally killer food-pairing beer. You should be able to find this exquisite beverage on shelves and taps in our distro areas beginning next week.


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