28 September 2021Beer Blogs
28 September 2021
LACOMBE, AB – Blindman Brewing has announced the details of a two new beers, including a strong anniversary brew and a fresh hop ale.
6th Anniversary Oaked Belgian Strong (11.3% abv):
Our 6th take on a boozy Belgian… the proper way celebrate any birthday. This time around we brewed with Gull Lake Honey Company‘s honey and aged with French and American Oak barrels.
Wet & Dry Hop Double IPA (8.8% abv):
As with last year, we did two hopping methods, one wet hop and one dry hop. The wet hops came from just down the road at the Hop To It hopyard. The dry hops are citrussy and floral hops out of Washington. The two combined give a unique balance of grassy, piney, dank and floral.
Both beers can be ordered now via the Blindman online store for delivery on Friday October 1st.
Source & Photos: Blindman Brewing
28 September 2021
(ATHENS, GA) – In pursuit of its mission to help people navigate the beautiful and complex world of beer, Creature Comforts Brewing Co. debuts its first-ever variety pack. The 12-pack, which includes four of Creature Comforts’ year-round beers spanning different styles, is set to hit shelves in early October. The brewery curated a selection that reflects the diversity […]
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28 September 2021
(Portland, OR) – Deschutes Brewery announced today a unique collaboration with Dovetail Workwear, a women’s workwear company based in Portland whose mission is to encourage women to enter and succeed in non-traditional occupations. Inviting women from across industries to participate in every aspect of this project in celebration, Deschutes crafted Move Maker, a Cold India Pale Ale […]
28 September 2021
Famed lager makers Chuckanut Brewing are closing their Bellingham, Washington based brewery and kitchen.
The award-winning brewery Chuckanut is not slowing down though, just refocusing with expanded production at their larger location in Burlington at the Port of Skagit where they will more than double in size. Combined with a new Portland taproom location dubbed the P Nut Chuckanut Beer Hall, the expansion will allow the brewery to bottle and can more of their beers.
More from a press release:
The upcoming Portland location on SE Division district will have indoor and outside seating with beer, cider and sodas by the glass and the option to purchase packaged Chuckanut beers for off premise including party kegs! The contraction part of the equation is that the building in Bellingham where Chuckanut started has been sold and the new ownership wishes to use the building for their own project. Chuckanut will be leaving Bellingham for the time being, but always on the look-out for another good location. With two big projects to work on through 2022 Chuckanut will be busy! The last day the Bellingham site will be open for food and beer will be mid October. If you are looking to visit Chuckanut after mid October make sure to go to either the Port of Skagit South Nut or the new Portland, OR locations (Portland will open sometime in November).
Chuckanut dabbled in packaging their fine beers in bottles and then cans for a short period in 2020 and 2021. It became clear that fans wanted to see more cans and bottles in their neighborhood bottle shops and grocery stores. Because of this request plans were started on how packaging of Chuckanut beers could be accomplished. The Port of Skagit, in support of Chuckanut, will prepare a pad ready area for the expansion of the building at the South Nut production facility. The small batch brewery that was in Bellingham will then be moved and housed in the expanded brewery building which will also hold a packaging house, truck loading docks and staging area as well as a large storage area for cans, bottles and finished brewery product.
Chuckanut Brewing’s Burlington location at the Port of Skagit
Day One Distribution, who handles Chuckanut beers in Oregon, offered a portion of their building to Chuckanut for a beer hall. Because of its great location Chuckanut agreed and has started renovations to have a 76 seat beer hall and additional outdoor beer garden in the location at 920 SE Caruthers St. Chuckanut intends to have visiting food trucks parked adjacent to the beer garden and hall to offer beer drinkers food to accompany their choice of beverages. The P Nut (as it is affectionately called) will offer beer to-go including growler fills, kegs, bottles and cans. Of course, official Chuckanut shwag will be available as well as pre-packaged snacks, cider and sodas. The official opening of the hall will be sometime in November, watch social media for updates.
Meanwhile all of Chuckanut friends in Bellingham are encouraged to come in and say goodby to the outstanding Chuckanut front and back house team in before the closing. The 601 W Holly St in Bellingham was Chuckanut’s original location and opened in 2008, its been a long run of over 13 years! When you visit South Nut the same fabulous brewers will all be working at the Skagit Valley location along with the small team of front house employees. It’s time for big changes for Chuckanut, and the continued support by drinking some of the best craft beers in America and the world is very much appreciated!
Chuckanut Brewery, currently located at both 601 West Holly St, Bellingham and 11937 Higgins Airport Way in Burlington, was awarded National Small Brewery/Brewer of the Year 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. Both South and North Nut offer on-site beverages, to-go beer and pick-up for kegs, growlers and bottles of Chuckanut beer. Guests of all ages are welcome at both locations. A full menu at North Nut can be had on site, to go or delivered. The South Nut Skagit Tap Room & Brewery in Burlington is located at the Port of Skagit and works with the Skagit Landing restaurant across the street to deliver food. Please check out additional information on Covid requirements and more about Chuckanut at www.chuckanutbrewery.com
28 September 2021Devil's Foot Beverage Company, the Asheville-based craft soda maker specializing in farm-to-can beverages, is excited to announce a new partnership with AlaBev, Alabama’s premier food and beverage distributor that has serviced the entire state of Alabama for over a century.
28 September 2021Gen Z consumers care less about who you are, and more about what you do. And any form of inauthenticity or surface-level activism will be called out immediately, the second round of Brew Talks panelists agreed.
28 September 2021
Maineville, OH—While many area-wide events are winding down or already complete, Oktoberfest at Cartridge is just getting started. This is the brewpub’s inaugural year celebrating all things Bavarian, and it kicks off officially today – an array of food, fun and libations that runs for two weeks through Sunday, October 10 … but it all starts with the beer, of course.
Cartridge has already established itself as a brewery dedicated to honoring the deep German roots of the Cincinnati area, brewing traditional German lagers and Munich-style beers since opening in the fall of 2020. For their first foray into the Oktoberfest domain, the brew team created a unique pair of fest varieties to celebrate in true Rhineland style: Panzer (Festbier), a “super Helles” and modern malt showcase, and Sherman (Oktoberfest), Panzer’s brother-in-arms and a bigger, bolder version of the classic style.
“Sherman is an aggressive version of the traditional Oktoberfest, rolling over into the Bock range,” says Adam Mills, head brewer. “While Panzer is more in line with what you’d see in a modern interpretation of that style – malty and easy-drinking.”
“We wanted to do something notable for our first Oktoberfest,” says Kyle Hackbarth, COO and co-founder. “And naming these beers after two historic tanks that went head-to-head was a given … it’s a big part of who we are, ‘honoring the past, brewing the future.’”
The brewpub also currently has an impressive six additional German-centric beers on tap, including Covert (Schwarzbier), Checkpoint (Hefeweizen), Prost (Munich-style Dunkel), Decoy (Dunkelweizen), Sip Trip (Kölsch), and Up the Hill (Munich-style Helles and recent USOBC silver medal winner).
But what’s an Oktoberfest without a proper stein of bier? Cartridge has that covered, too. The brewpub is selling limited-edition collectible Rastal steins – these 1-liter ceramic masterpieces are authentic to the core, made in Germany and branded with a special Oktoberfest event logo. Best of all, each purchase of a stein automatically reserves the buyer a spot in Cartridge’s stein-holding contests. Two are set to take place – Sunday, October 3, and Sunday, October 10, at 3 p.m., with winners to claim brewpub prizes and inaugural bragging rights. Limited quantities of these commemorative steins are available now for $25, with $10 refills through October 10.
Rounding out the two-week extravaganza is a feature menu full of Bavarian flavors – chef-inspired dishes that are separate and unique from the full-service, scratch-kitchen’s everyday upscale pub fare. These include a beer-braised bratwurst with house-made beer cheese, a pan-fried traditional pork schnitzel served with garlic-dill red potatoes and curry aioli, and a unique burger topped with crispy goetta and Swiss cheese. Notable, too, is that all three of these offerings are topped with beer-braised sauerkraut – because what would an Oktoberfest be without it?
MORE ABOUT CARTRIDGE BREWING: Veteran-owned, born within the restored historic Peters Cartridge Factory, located alongside the Little Miami River and bike trail, this isn’t your typical brewpub. Opening in the fall of 2020, the Cartridge team takes hospitality seriously – far above the standard restaurant-bar model, more focused and deliberate than most big production breweries. Brewing a balanced, crushable family of beers within its 15 bbl brewhouse (from lagers and IPAs to the light, eclectic and fruity), offering signature craft cocktails and curated wines, plus a full kitchen and fresh, upscale pub menus – all within 10,000 sq.ft. of restored industrial space … a community hub once again just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. Learn more on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or go to CartridgeBrewing.com.
28 September 2021
Η Ζυθοποιία Αναστασίου και η Freigeist Bierkultur σας παρουσιάζουν την "Helles Lager".
28 September 2021If you’ve never been to South Florida, Broward County in particular, I cannot emphasize to you exactly how close the Everglades are. As a perfect point of reference, take Big Bear Brewing Co., firmly ensconced in the suburbs of Coral Springs. 20 minutes east brings you to the Atlantic Ocean and Pompano Beach. 15 minutes …
28 September 2021
In a season that has many brewers rummaging through their spice cabinets to pull together something pumpkin spiced, Beards Brewery in Petoskey, Michigan chose a different path. Hop Up North Imperial Red IPA is a welcome addition to autumn beer.
Beards’ latest limited release is a dark mahogany-colored beer with a malty, slightly fruity aroma, coming in at 8% ABV. It is medium-bodied with firm bitterness that doesn’t linger long after each sip.
“Going with an Imperial Red IPA, we wanted to create something that not only defined fall in northern Michigan but also something that contrasted slightly with the excitement of Oktoberfests,” said Emily Hengstebeck, Beards’ Sales Manager and Harbinger of Beer.
She continued, “While Oktoberfest beer hints at the beginning of fall with its caramel flavors and crisp finish, Hop Up North is the true embodiment of fall at its peak with its emphasis on malt, higher gravity, and earthy hops.”
The malt-balanced IPA would be at home in a cask or in any English pub. However, it is also distinctly Michigan and features all Michigan-grown hops including Chinook and Centennial.
Hop Up North was introduced as part of the brewery’s Ninth Anniversary Live Stream Celebration in August, but the beer was released in cans and on draft in their brewpub last week.
Beards’ pub sits right on the edge of Petoskey’s downtown district and has a patio and bar that feature panoramic views of Little Traverse Bay in every season.
Henstebeck summarized, “During the fall, up north comes back to the locals. It belongs to us once again. And, we want to share that with everyone and that’s why we decided to name the can ‘Hop Up North’.”
With the mix of brewing traditions and Michigan-grown hops, this beer captures a taste of place and season in a different way. It invites drinkers in northern Michigan and beyond to hop up north.
Photo Credit: Eeva Sharp
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