Friday, September 26, 2014
Brewery News: OR: Bend: Crux Fermentation Project announces fresh-hopped Crystal Zwickle, Cruxtennial, & Off the Fence
Labels: Brewery News, Crux Fermentation Project, Crux Fermentation Project Cruxtennial, Crux Fermentation Project Crystal Zwickle, Crux Fermentation Project Off the Fence
Labels: Bale Breaker, Fresh Hop Ale Festival, Northwest Beer Guide, Snipes Mountain, Washington, Yakima, Yakima Craft
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Brewery Release: WA: Seattle: Get It Now ... Elysian Karma Citra fresh-hopped IPA & Elysian 50 Shades of Green fresh-hopped Pale Ale
Labels: Brewery Release, Elysian, Elysian 50 Shades of Green Pale Ale, Elysian Karma Citra India Pale
Brewery Release: WA: Redmond: Coming Soon ... Black Raven 2014 Fresh Hop Saison. A collaboration between Black Raven & Snipes Mountain breweries.
Labels: Black Raven, Black Raven 2014 Fresh Hop Saison, Brewery Release
Labels: Brewery Release, New Belgium, New Belgium Hop the Pond Double India Pale Ale, New Belgium Lips of Faith, New Belgium Pumpkick
Ft. Collins, Colo.– As summer changes over to fall, New Belgium Brewing unveils its new line-up for the cooler weather. Pumpkick is back after debuting in 2013, this time with new artwork, but the same spices and bite of bitterness. This beer encompasses all that is fall, pouring a festive orange color with a slight haze and finishing quick and dry. Pumpkick is a spiced ale brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. It has a unique, tart kick from cranberries and a hint of lemongrass. Added oats cream up the mouthfeel, making this anything but your typical pumpkin beer. Pumpkick is 6 percent ABV and 18 IBUs. It is available in 12 oz. bottles and draft now through October
The Lips of Faith series adds Le Terroir, a dry-hopped American sour ale packing the bold, hoppy nose of an American IPA and all the pucker of a well-crafted sour. Le Terroir is a French term meaning “of the earth,” and references the environmental conditions that affect the beer.
“Our wooden barrels age sour beer in varying temperatures, humidity and vibrations,” said New Belgium’s Specialty Brand Manager, Lauren Salazar. “Add in another variable by dry-hopping with peachy, mango-like Amarillo hops and we’ve created a beer that changes every time we brew it.”
The Amarillo hops serve as an aromatic complement to its complex, wood-aged backbone, leaving no bitterness. A juicy finish rounds it out. Le Terroir is 7.5 percent ABV and available in 22 oz. bombers and on draft now through December.
In the Hop Kitchen Series, Hop the Pond is a double IPA brewed with Admiral hops from England, Galaxy hops from Australia, Styrian Dana hops and Citra hops from the U.S. This beer hints of malty sweetness with big bitterness that bounds in with a full, fireball temperament. Brewed with raw international materials, Hop the Pond is a potent mixture of tropical fruits and herbal, resinous notes. Its diverse flavors and aromas will bounce truly adventurous hopheads around the world in 80 IBUs. Hop the Pond is 8 percent ABV and is available on draft now until it’s gone.
To find New Belgium beers near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: http://www.newbelgium.com/beer/locator.aspx. Pricing varies by location. For a look at New Belgium’s year-round portfolio, visit http://www.newbelgium.com/Beer/year-round.aspx.
About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews nine year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.
22 September 2014– Bend, Oregon – Craft beer fans in Michigan will soon be able to enjoy Deschutes Brewery beers in their home state, so a few folks from the brewery are heading over to help kick things off. Everyone is invited to come to any and all of the following events to check out Deschutes Brewery’s delicious beers and chat with the team.
From beer dinners to simple meet & greets, fans can pick and choose what events they’d like to attend in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing. The beers showcased at the events include Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Inversion IPA, and Jubelale. At select locations, Chainbreaker White IPA will be available.
Deschutes is hosting a series of “Meet & Greet” events in the area as part of its launch festivities. It’s the perfect opportunity to try some combination of the beers above while making small talk with personalities from Deschutes Brewery. See directly below for dates, times and locations.
- Wed., Oct 8, 4-6pm Tiffany’s Wine & Spirits Shoppe, 1714 W Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49006
- Wed., Oct 8, 4-6pm Mega-Bev Oshtemo, 6619 West Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009
- Thurs., Oct 9, 4-6pm Horrocks Farm Market, 7420 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917
- Thurs., Oct 9, 4-6pm Big Ten Party Store-Oades, 314 S. Clippert St., Lansing, MI 48912
- Thurs., Oct 9, 4-6pm Siciliano’s Market, 2840 Lake Michigan Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
- Fri., Oct 10, 4-6pm Rishi’s International Beverage, 3839 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Monday, October 6, 6pm - end
What: Pub Crawl! With Deschutes Brewery
Traveling from pub to pub to meet new friends and try new beers is always a good time. Deschutes Brewery is in town to celebrate its launch in Michigan and invites locals and visitors to join in the pub crawl fun. We will start out the evening at Centre Street Tap House, and make our way through the area to end up at Shakespeare’s Pub. Each stop has special Deschutes Brewery beers and giveaways.
Where (and in this order):
- Centre Street Tap House, 3251 Centre Street, Portage, MI 49024
- Central City Tap House, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
- Old Burdick’s Bar & Grille, 100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
- Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, 211 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
- Shakespeare’s Pub, 241 E Kalamazoo Ave #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Wednesday, October 8, 6:30pm
What: “Stand By Me” Beer Dinner
Dinner and movie? Always a good bet, and it’s a GREAT bet when Deschutes Brewery is in town from Oregon celebrating the launch of their beers in Michigan. We will host a five-course, beer-themed dinner around the movie Stand by Me, which was filmed in the brewery’s home state of Oregon. To celebrate this modern classic, we will pair delicious gourmet food from Alamo Drafthouse with amazing Deschutes craft brewed ales. Come enjoy this amazing combination of great film, food and beer…
Where: Alamo Drafthouse, 180 Portage St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Thursday, October 9, 7-10 pm
What: Deschutes Brewery Ice Cream Social
Decadent delights are in store! It’s an ice cream flight night – ice cream and beer flights that is! Four of Deschutes Brewery’s beers have been paired with specialty ice cream flavors from Michigan State University Dairy Store. If you’ve never paired ice cream with beer before, you must try it!
Where: Crunchy’s, 254 W. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823
Tuesday, October 7, 7-10pm
What: Deschutes Brewery Tap Takeover
Deschutes Brewery is in town celebrating their launch into Michigan and they’re taking over some of the taps at The Score. Five beers from the brewery, including their famous Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Inversion IPA, Chainbreaker White IPA and their winter seasonal, Jubelale, will be available. The brewery will have representatives on hand to answer questions and to give away schwag to craft beer loving fans.
Where: The Score, 5301 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Thursday, October 9, 7-10pm
What: Deschutes Brewery Tap Takeover
Deschutes Brewery is in town celebrating their launch in Michigan and they’re taking over some of the taps at Logan’s Alley. Five beers from the brewery, including their famous Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Inversion IPA, Chainbreaker White IPA and their winter seasonal, Jubelale, will be available. The brewery will have representatives on hand to answer questions and to give away schwag to craft beer loving fans.
Where: Logan’s Alley, 916 Michigan St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 10, 7pm
What: Homecoming with Deschutes Brewery and Perrin Brewing Company
Whether you look back fondly on your homecoming, or want a do-over, now’s your chance to relive the fun. Deschutes Brewery is in town and is partnering with Perrin Brewing Company for a very special evening. Three beers from each brewery will be on tap. Creating a homecoming court, crowning a king and queen, playing “spin the bottle” for prizes, photos and much more are all part of the festivities. Then dance the night away on the best dance floor in Grand Rapids. Just like homecoming, only much, much better – because we’ll all be drinking great craft beer. So get out the taffeta and tuxes, and get ready to have a good time. Prizes for the best homecoming outfits!
Where: Stella’s Lounge, 53 Commerce Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, October 11, 10am-1pm
What: Work Party with Deschutes Brewery
Deschutes Brewery is here from Oregon celebrating their Michigan launch! Always big supporters of river health both in their Oregon headquarters and beyond, they’ve teamed up with Western Michigan Environmental Action Center to sponsor a “waterway work party.” Get ready to get down and dirty repairing rain barrels, rain garden planting, letter writing and more to benefit the waterways in the region. All this hard work will be rewarded with an after party celebration on the spot, with beers and lunch courtesy of Deschutes Brewery.
Where: Western Michigan Environmental Action Center, 1007 Lake Drive SE., Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Signup: Limited to first 50 signups. Sign up here: www.wmeac.org/deschutes
Saturday, October 11, 9pm
What: Beerlesque: Tastings And Tassels! With Deschutes Brewery
What’s better than an evening full of craft beer from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery? An evening full of craft beer…coupled with a full length burlesque show, featuring nationally renowned MC Naughty Pierre and amazing local burlesque troupe The Danger Damsels! They will feature a Deschutes Brewery beer in each of their burlesque and variety stage acts. This is sure to be a night of excitement, laughter, and unforgettable fun. No cover!
Where: Rezervoir Lounge, 1418 Plainfield Ave NE., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Labels: Avery, Avery Rumpkin Rum Barrel-aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Brewery Release
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Labels: Industry News, Oregon Brewers Festival
PORTLAND, Ore. – Sept. 23, 2014 – A recently completed study estimates the economic impact of the 2014 Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF) at $32.5 Million, a 3.8 percent increase from the 2013 festival.
Jeff Dense, Professor of Political Science at Eastern Oregon University, and a team of students and volunteers administered 759 on-site interviews at this summer's 27th annual festival from .
The analysis utilized IMPLAN (IMpact Analysis for PLANning) data and software package to estimate the economic impact of the festival on Multnomah County. The 2014 OBF generated an estimated $20.9 Million in direct, $6.1 Million in indirect (additional input purchases made by local businesses) and $5.5 Million in induced (expenditures by employees from wages paid by companies in direct contact with tourists) economic impact.
“The Oregon Brewers Festival, and craft beer tourism, continues to have a significant economic impact on the Portland economy,” Dense said.
One of the most important findings of the study is the increasingly important role women are playing in the craft beer industry; nearly half (44.8%) of this year's OBF attendees were female. According to Dense, "Women are the future of the craft beer industry."
Respondents were queried on demographic factors, along with estimates of OBF related expenditures in tourism-related categories, including transportation,
Findings of the study include:
- A majority (56.8%) of OBF patrons were out-of-town visitors.
- Visitors from Washington, California and Canada comprised 30.6% of total OBF patrons.
- 41.1% of respondents were attending OBF for the first time.
- 25.4% of OBF patrons were 50 years or older.
- The average out-of-town visitor spent $674.
- Lodging ($9.1 Million) accounted for the largest share of OBF expenditures.
- State and local government received $1.87 Million in indirect business taxes.
- 42.3% of OBF patrons utilized mass transit to attend the festival.
This was the fourth year of the study; 2011 estimated the estimated economic impact of the festival at $23.2 Million, 2012 came in at $30 Million, and 2013 showed $31.2 Million.
ABOUT THE OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL
The Oregon Brewers Festival was founded in 1988 as an opportunity to expose the public to microbrews at a time when the craft brewing industry was just getting off the ground. Today, that industry has succeeded, especially in Oregon, where 173 brewing companies operate 214 brewing facilities in 70 cities in Oregon. Portland has 56 breweries — more than any other city in the world – and the Portland metropolitan area is the largest craft brewing market in the US with the most number of breweries at 76. The Oregon Brewers Festival always takes place the last full weekend in July. The 28th annual event will take place July 22 through July 26, 2015. For more information, visit www.oregonbrewfest.com.
Brewery News: WA: Diamond Knot Brewing fulfills its Director of Quality with addition of Coast Guard Vet Aaron Brodniak
Festival Preview: WA: Spokane: 9/26 & 9/27 What you need to know about the "Inland NW Craft Beer Festival"
Labels: Festival Preview, Inland NW Craft Beer Festival
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