Thursday, July 2, 2015
Terminal Gravity Brewing is excited to announce the seasonal release of Weed Whacker Session Ale!
At 4.7% ABV, and 20 IBU’s, this Summer Session Ale is an easy drinking beer that celebrates all things summer. Described as “The perfect accompaniment to your summer yard work” This limited session ale from Terminal Gravity is reminiscent of fresh grass and lemon trees with a hint of bread. It's pretty much summer in a bottle!
Beginning July 1st, beer fans can find this summer favorite in 12 ounce bottles and six packs wherever TG is sold.
Founded in 1997, Terminal Gravity Brewing Company sits in the foothills of the Wallowa Mountains in Enterprise, Oregon. TG first entered the Oregon beer market with its TG IPA. Often referred to as the “old standard” in today’s market, TG IPA quickly changed the beer scene in Oregon in the late 90’s. With a wide selection of bottled beers, draught varieties, and seasonal specialties, Terminal Gravity Brewing distributes its beer in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and recently expanded its market presence to Hawaii.
TG’s brewers work on an 18 bbl. system and brew a humble 6,000 barrels of beer per year. For more information please connect with us on social media!
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
OSKAR BLUES BEER CAN CHICKEN
- Heat covered gas grill to 375 degrees. Season bird inside and out with all seasonings.
- Drink half an Oskar Blues beer. Put the other half in the can holder.
- Stick chicken on the can/can holder.
- Cook the bird on top of the can for about an hour and a half or until bird reaches 180 degrees. Stick meat thermometer thru the breast to the middle of thigh to insure proper temp.
- Keep the direct flame off bird throughout cooking.
- Serve with homemade coleslaw or potato salad and corn on the cob.
Oskar Blues Brewery Soul Founder, Dale, getting his Beer Can Chicken on
Brewery News: OR: Portland: Progress made at Coin Toss Brewing. Brewery scheduled to receive 10-barrel brewhouse next week.
Nine vessels, including the brewhouse, fermenters and brite tank, are scheduled to arrive at 10 a.m. via flatbed tractor-trailer at the Coin Toss Brewery & Taproom location, 14214 Fir Street, Suite H.
Each vessel will be offloaded by forklift for placement inside the building. Offloading is expected to take approximately two hours.
“This will be a momentous day for us,” said Coin Toss founder Tim Hohl. “It’s a huge step toward making our vision of locally brewed craft beer in Oregon City a reality.”
For more information, visit www.cointossbrewing.com,
About Coin Toss Brewing Co.
Coin Toss Brewing Company was founded with a nod to the region’s rich history, its pioneering spirit, and for the legendary toss of the penny that gave Portland its name (sorry, Boston). The brewery and tasting room at 14214 Fir Street, Suite H in Oregon City are scheduled to open this summer.
Coin Toss beer can be found on tap at the following locations:
Trails End Saloon
The Growler Run
Arch Bridge Tap House
Oregon City Brewing Company
Muddy Rudder Public House
Horse Brass Pub
The Green Dragon
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall
Brannon’s Pub & Brewery
Charity Event: WA: Bellevue: Westin Hotel hosts Georgetown Bob’s Brown Ale to benefit the local Ronald McDonald House, July 8th
Labels: Charity, Georgetown, Georgetown Bob's Brown Ale
Charles "Bob" Hirsch was a child fighting cancer at the House who came to us all the way from Alaska. During his stay, he went to Camp Goodtimes, a special camp for kids with cancer. His camp counselor was Manny Chao, the brewmaster of Georgetown Brewing and the two hit it off. When Charles passed away, Manny decided to brew a beer in his honor every year on May 14th, Charles' birthday. The beer is a limited run and extremely popular for its big hoppy taste. Georgetown Brewing donates 100% of the proceeds of Bob's Brown Ale to RMHC. In 2014, the beer made over $100,000 for the House and we are so grateful for Georgetown Brewing’s support.
More on the event.
On July 8th at 4:00PM the Westin Bellevue's Cypress Patio & Lounge with our friends from Georgetown Brewing Company will hold “Bob’s Brown Ale BBQ” to support RMHC. Georgetown will be bringing their special craft beer, Bob's Brown Ale, that's big, hoppy and not to be missed. There's no better way to enjoy the sun, have a beer, eat some BBQ, and hang out with friends all while supporting a great cause. If that is not enough, we will have awesome raffle prizes as well, including brewery tours, apparel and SPG points! The Westin Bellevue donates 100% of all the proceeds from this limited release of Bob's Brown Ale to RMHC, which provides housing to families of children with serious illnesses.
To attend this event of learn more about the Ronald McDonald House, visit them at www.rmhcseattle.org.
We support seriously ill children and their families who are far from home for their child's treatment. By providing a place to live, full of support, community, and hope, the Seattle Ronald McDonald House® becomes a "home-away-from-home" for families so they can stay close to their child during treatment at little or no cost. We operate on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care.
Festival News: OR: Portland: Tickets still available for the "Oregon Brewers Brunch & Parade" during the Oregon Brewers Festival
- Fresh seasonal fruit platters
- Variety of sweet and savory breads and baked treats
- Vegetarian breakfast potatoes with Walla Walla onions, red peppers, garlic, grilled zucchini, more
- Fresh scrambled eggs
- Carlton Farms thick cut bacon
- Zenners breakfast sausage braised in New Old Lompoc Seasonal Lager
- Baked salmon with Lompoc Saison hollandaise
- **Vegan Morningstar sausage patties (MUST BE REQUESTED IN ADVANCE)
- Coffee, water and tea
Lompoc will be serving SaazAll Pilsner, Pamplemousse IPA, Proletariat Red, a Sour Fruit Beer, Saison de l’Evolution, Jitterbrew Stout and a Bloody Mary Beer. In the recent Portland Monthly Magazine, Saison de L’Evolution was named as a top 25 beer, and Pamplemousse IPA was named the #1 grapefruit IPA!
Following the brunch, everyone will march from Metalcraft across the Steel Bridge to the festival grounds for the opening ceremonies (1.8 mile route). The parade will be led by Kurt and Rob Widmer, founders of Widmer Brothers Brewing and this year’s honorary Grand Marshals; and accompanied by the Transcendental Brass Band.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Labels: Brewery Release, Stone Brewing, Stone RuinTen Triple IPA
ESCONDIDO, CA (June 29, 2015) – It’s the time of year again when the mercury in thermometers rises in tandem with the hop faithful’s thirst for piney, botanical bitterness. The close of June marks the start of Stone RuinTen Triple IPA season forStone Brewing Co. An amped-up IPA building off its famous progenitor, Stone Ruination IPA, this once-a-year offering explodes with citrus and stone fruit aromas that give way to an onslaught of pungent, resinous, tropical fruit flavors. This immensely hopped IPA is available now in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at restaurants, bars and retail shelves where Stone beer is sold, nationwide.
Originally released to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Stone Ruination IPA, this splendorous, hop-heavy gem debuted in June 2012 as Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA and instantly became a hit among hoppy-beer lovers. Rather than limit the beer to one-hit wonder status, the recipe was revisited and added to Stone’s lineup of annual special releases. In 2013, it came back with the name Stone RuinTen IPA, the nickname given to it by the Stone Brewing Team. This year, it’s returning as 2015 Stone RuinTen Triple IPA and, though the word “triple” has been added to the name, that’s the only difference. The recipe remains the same: full-bodied, flavorful and hoppy as all get out…just the way we (and our fans) like it!
“Stone RuinTen Triple IPA has become one of our brewing team’s favorite IPAs, so we’re always thrilled to brew it come June,” says Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “Dry-hopping with five pounds of Citra and Centennial hops per barrel results in a magical blend of fruity, floral notes.”
Adds Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch, “If Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 is a ‘Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop,’ then Stone RuinTen Triple IPA is ‘A Stage Dive into a Mosh Pit of Hops!’”
Built to sate the appetites of the highest order of hop fanatics, Stone RuinTen Triple IPA’s elevated malt presence provides a strong, full-bodied mouthfeel to help balance its intense, lingering hop bitterness while lending a slightly caramelized accent to hop-borne tropical fruit flavors. These delicious nuances are at their prime when the beer is consumed fresh, making Stone RuinTen Triple IPA an annual offering to be hunted down and enjoyed as soon as humanly possible.
As if the beer itself weren't enough (it is), for the first time ever, the arrival of Stone RuinTen Triple IPA brings with it a celebration of both the beer and its recently updated, year-round counterpart, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0. This comes via Stone Ruination Nation. Hop-hungry craft beer enthusiasts will be able to soak in the lupulin love at stores, bars and restaurants across the country via a bevy of special events—some of which will include oaked and double-dry-hopped iterations of Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0—and share what are sure to be bold experiences on social media using the hashtag #RuinationNation. Fans are invited to visit RuinationNation.com for more information on this celebration of the almighty hop and a pair of IPAs that pay fitting homage to beer’s boldest element.
About Stone Brewing Co.
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc.500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 10 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by Beer Advocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company will be the first American craft brewer to own and operate its own brewery in Europe, and is also building a production brewery and destination restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. Brewing at both locations is anticipated to begin in early 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing. For more information on Stone Brewing Co., please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog
Labels: Brewery Release, Burnside Brewing, Burnside Sunsplash Kolsch
Portland, OR -
Burnside Brewing Co. reinvents the classic German-style Kölsch... again, with the Sunsplash Kölsch release this Wednesday July 1st 2015. Not content to sit on their laurels listening to Bob Marley albums, Burnside brewers already refreshed the summer beer season with Lime Kölsch and now are doing it again with Sunsplash Kölsch a Jamaican inspired rendition brewed with hibiscus, orange zest & thai ginger.
To celebrate the release of Sunsplash Kölsch in bottles and draft, this Wednesday July 1st, Burnside Brewing is giving away a pair of tickets at their brewpub, to see Ziggy Marley at the Oregon Zoo on August 8th. Anyone who comes into the pub beginning at 4pm receives a raffle ticket and you get another raffle ticket for every pint ordered. Winner will be randomly selected after 6pm, must be present to win.
About Sunsplash Kölsch
Sunsplash Kölsch is inspired by a Jamaican beverage made in tribute of a reggae fest held in Jamaica that originated in the 70's. Sunsplash begins as a German style Kölsch Ale brewed with premium pilsner malt and a touch of wheat and Munich malts. We then add Tettnanger hops, and ferment with a German ale yeast at 59 degrees to create a crisp, dry, and thirst quenching beer. With the aromatic additions of Caribbean Sorrel (a relative of Hibiscus), Thai Ginger, & Fresh Orange Zest. 5.4% ABV 18 I.B.U.’s
Burnside Sunsplash, in addition to all Burnside Ales is unfiltered. This requires an increased time commitment, but pays dividends in the depth, character, and flavor profile of our offerings.
Labels: Brewery Release, Iron Horse Brewing, Iron Horse Disruptor IPA, Iron Horse Koytus
ELLENSBURG, WA … Iron Horse Brewery is introducing two new handcrafted, locally made craft brews to the marketplace, Koytus, a dutch-style koyt and Disruptor, a brand new beer style, they are calling IPA. “Both of these beer styles are very rare, in fact, we believe we might have invented a new style,” said Greg Parker, owner and gm of Iron Horse Brewery. “You won’t believe what happens when you put a boat load of hops in the boil, after the boil, and during fermentation. You get this rich bitterness and floral aroma the world has never known until now. This will disrupt your mind and senses; convenient pun intended,” commented Parker.
The Anniversary Ale - Disruptor IPA As Iron Horse Brewery’s 9th anniversary ale, they wanted to do something completely different.
“We want to alter the taste buds of craft beer drinkers everywhere. We want to reimagine the craft beer market place, which is why we are pleased to introduce to the world, a one of a kind beer style, called IPA,” said Jared Vallejo, marketing director of Iron Horse Brewery. “Based upon a relatively unknown process called dry hopping, Disruptor IPA is an intricately produced, deliciously amazing beer with just the right bitterness, staggering aroma and is built on a solid malt backbone, giving it balance throughout the beer drinking session,” commented Vallejo.
“I agree,” commented Ross Chalstrom, Interloper of Press Release Quotes.
What’s a Dutch-style Kuit? According to the Brewer’s Association guidelines, “Dutch-style Kuits (Kuyt, Koyt) are gold to copper colored ale. Chill haze and other haze is allowable. The overall aroma character of this beer is grain emphasized with a grainy-bready accent. The distinctive character comes from the use of minimum 45% oat malt, minimum 20% wheat malt and the remainder pale malt.” According to Tyson Read, head brewer at Iron Horse Brewery, “Koyt - it’s a flavorfulass beer made with oat malt. We increase hopping over traditional standards to bitter it up a tad. That’s what it is.”
Beer Nerd Details Name: Koytus
Style: Dutch Kuit/Koyt
Hops: Bravo, Centennial, Delta
Package: 22oz Bottles
Other: made with 45% oat malt, hopped up a touch, clarified with a centrifuge, and hugged by a giant platypus.
Beer Nerd Details Name: Disruptor IPA
Style: A brand new style called IPA
Hops: Apollo, Bravo, CTZ
Package: Draught & 22oz Bottles
Other: 5 pounds of hops per bbl of beer, this thing is loaded. It will disrupt your senses.
Release and Availability Both Koytus and Disruptor will hit the market in the beginning of July and will be available in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Oregon.
The release has been in the works for at least 9 days with placement secured at several of the major chain grocery retailers as well as independent grocers and beer retailers. Consumers hoping to get their hands on either beer can use Iron Horse Brewery’s Beer finder for exact locations. The Beer Finder can be found here: http://ihor.se/beerfinder
About Iron Horse Brewery Iron Horse Brewery, centrally located in Ellensburg, WA, has been producing hand crafted ales since 2007. Iron Horse is owned by father-son team Greg and Gary Parker. With 33 employees and a recent expansion, enabling IHB to double its brewing capacity, they plan to produced over 18,000 bbls in 2015. To learn more about the brewery or to simply take a break from really talkative co-worker go to www.ironhorsebrewery.com.
Labels: Anchor Brewing Company, Anchor Double Liberty IPA, Brewery Release
San Francisco, CA … Today, Anchor Brewing Company announces the release of Double Liberty IPA®, a radically traditional IPA, marking the second release in their Anchor Argonaut Collection.
Like Anchor¹s Liberty Ale®, Double Liberty IPA is made with 2-row pale malt and whole cone Cascade hops. Unlike Liberty Ale, Double Liberty has double the hops and double the International Bitterness Units (90 IBUs), imparting uniquely complex flavors and dry-hop aromas.
³When people first tried our classic Liberty Ale in 1975, its strong hop flavor was a shock and delight to their palate. Liberty Ale truly broke the mold, starting a trend towards hoppy beers that continues today as beer fans increasingly enjoy hop-forward IPAs,² said Anchor Brewmaster Mark Carpenter. ³40 years ago Liberty Ale was the hoppiest beer on the market by far, which is not the case today. I like to make the joke that when we wrote the recipe we should have built in an inflation factor for the hops! Double Liberty IPA will more than satisfy the hop-heads, though. With double the hops and double the IBUs, it has a real kick. It¹s an exciting and unique venture from our other core beers, making it an ideal addition to our adventurous collection of Argonaut beers.²
During the California Gold Rush, the ancient word Argonaut was reimagined to include those hardy pioneers who journeyed westward by ship or prairie schooner in search of adventure, fortune, and a new life. In the spirit of the timeless quests made by these legends, America¹s first craft brewery is proud to launch a limited edition of uniquely Anchor brews, the Anchor Argonaut Collection. Available in a 4-pack and on draught, Double Liberty IPA (8.2% ABV) is the latest addition to be offered under the Anchor Argonaut Collection, following the release of Flying Cloud Stout, which hit shelves in March 2015.
Double Liberty IPA will be available nationwide in 4-packs and on draught for a limited time starting June 2015 as well as on tap at the Anchor Brewing Taproom and the Anchor Beer Garden at The Yard in San Francisco. Find a brew near you using the Anchor Beer Finder.
Document12Learn more about this unique beer by visiting www.AnchorBrewing.com.
About the Anchor Argonaut Collection
Argonauts were the legendary heroes who sailed with Jason on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece. During the California Gold Rush, this ancient word was reimagined to include those hardy pioneers who journeyed westward by ship or prairie schooner in search of adventure, fortune, and a new life. In the spirit of this timeless quest, America¹s first craft brewery is proud to launch the limited release of uniquely Anchor brews, the Anchor Argonaut Collection.
The Anchor Argonaut Collection marks the first time since 1971 that Anchor has released an Anchor beer in a 4-pack. To honor the spirit of adventure, The Argonaut Collection will showcase adventurous new brews for a limited time, starting with the release of Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout followed by Double Liberty IPA®.
About Anchor Brewing Company
Anchor Brewing Company¹s roots date back to the California Gold Rush making it one of America¹s oldest breweries. Its Anchor Steam® Beer is San Francisco¹s original since 1896. In 1965, Fritz Maytag acquired and revived the struggling brewery at a time when mass production of beer dominated and seemed unstoppable. Maytag started a revolution in beer that originated today¹s craft beer movement. An undisputed icon, Anchor is America¹s first craft brewery where beers are handmade in our traditional copper brewhouse from an all-malt mash. At Anchor, we practice the time-honored art of classical brewing, employing state-of-the-art methods to ensure that our beers are always pure and fresh. We know of no brewery in the world that matches our efforts to combine traditional, natural brewing with such carefully applied, modern methods of sanitation, finishing, packaging and transporting. See what we are brewing today at www.anchorbrewing.com.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Brewery News: CA: Chico: Sierra Nevada collaborates with Germany’s Brauhaus Riegele to create this year’s Oktoberfest
Labels: Brauhaus Riegele, Brewery News, Sierra Nevada, Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
Chico, CA— June 29, 2015—On a trip to Germany this spring, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. finalized its inaugural partner, Augsburg’s Brauhaus Riegele, for a brand new Oktoberfest beer. Released each fall starting in 2015, the collaborative seasonal will feature a different German brewery every year. The partnership blends centuries of brewing tradition with modern spirit, giving craft drinkers the ultimate Oktoberfest, a Bavarian festival beer unlike any they’ve experienced in the US.
Family owned like Sierra Nevada, Brauhaus Riegele has brewed excellent craft beers since 1386, and more than 600 years later, its innovation earns accolades including 2015 Craft Brewer of the Year at the Meininger International Craft Beer Awards. Just as Sierra Nevada’s Ken and Brian Grossman lead as a father-son team, Brauhaus Riegele has a father-son duo at the helm. Its 27th generation Master Brewer Dr. Sebastian Priller-Riegele works alongside his son Sebastian Priller-Riegele, a World Champion Beer Sommelier, to brew a lineup of beers that together have earned more than 200 awards and medals stateside and abroad. Their brewmaster, Frank Muller, has won the German Government’s “Bundesehrenpreis” award for quality seven times—every year it’s been given.
“We’re honored that Brauhaus Riegele, a real cornerstone of German craft brewing, is kicking off this Oktoberfest collaboration with us,” said Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada’s founder. “We’re both family owned, our children are hands on, and we share a passion for great beer. We’re aligned in so many ways, and we’re excited about the outstanding beer that’s emerged.”
“For years we’ve followed the great development of Sierra Nevada and we are really impressed by Ken and Brian’s fantastic beer culture,” said Sebastian Priller-Riegele, Brauhaus Riegele’s marketing manager. “We are really looking forward to sharing this outstanding beer together that shows our passion and dedication to the art of brewing. It’s an honor to work with Sierra Nevada.”
The Sierra Nevada and Brauhaus Riegele collaboration Oktoberfest will hit retail shelves in August. It will only be distributed in North America, although Brauhaus Riegele fans in Germany need not worry. The two breweries are collaborating on a separate barrel-aged beer to be brewed and aged on site at Brauhaus Riegele’s traditional Bavarian sudhaus.
About Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada now spans both coasts with breweries in Chico, California and Mills River, North Carolina. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for craft brewers worldwide with innovations in the brewhouse as well as advances in sustainability. It is famous for its extensive line of beers including Pale Ale, Torpedo®, Hop Hunter® IPA, Nooner® Pilsner, Porter, Stout, Kellerweis® and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers. Learn more at www.sierranevada.com.
About Brauhaus Riegele
Founded in 1386, Brauhaus Riegele is acknowledged as one of Germanys leading breweries in respect to quality and beer culture. It is located in Augsburg in the heart of Bavaria, where roughly 30 different kinds of craft beers are brewed, among them “Commerzienrat Riegele Privat,” Germany’s beer of the decade. More information at www.riegele.de or www.riegele-biermanufaktur.de.
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