Saranac Gets Canned!

 

Saranac, celebrating 125 years of brewing this year, boasts state-of-the-art canning operations on site. With flexibility for both 12- or 16-ounce can options, this innovative canning line ensures the same high-quality taste as a bottle.

 

“Our canning operations allow us to give our customers the same distinctive taste as the bottle alternative,” said company President Fred Matt. “The four most-exciting things about our cans are that they preserve the beer by protecting it from light; take less energy to produce, ship and recycle; have a taste-free liner; and keep more oxygen out with a tighter seal.”

 

As a special thank you to customers, a bonus pint of canned Legacy IPA is now available along with specially marked 125th Anniversary Celebration packages of Pale Ale and White IPA.

 

Legacy IPA: Inspired by their founder’s original recipe for one of the first American IPAs, this beer features a blend of historic, traditional, and innovative hops for a heavenly aroma and full-bodied flavor. Pair it with curry, Thai, dry rubbed ribs, jerk chicken or pork, and Stilton, aged cheddar, and Gorgonzola cheeses. (60 IBUs and 6.5 percent ABV)

 

 

Pale Ale: A Saranac staple, this was the first competition Pale Ale was entered in after the brewery recently updated the brewing process for this classic favorite. Their new “Hop Infusion Process” maximizes beer to hop exposure for a fresher taste.  This well-balanced beer has a crisp finish. Pair it with burgers, bread pudding, and cheddar cheese. (32 IBUs and 5.5 percent ABV)

 

 

White IPA: Orange peel and coriander pair with wheat malt and oats for a refreshing twist on the traditional IPA. Pair it with spicy foods, citrus salads, and bleu cheese. (50 IBUs and 6 percent ABV)

 

For more information, visit saranac.com.

 

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O’Fallon Brewery Introduces New ipa

New Imperial IPA Will Be Craft Brewer’s second Offering in “Brewer’s Stash” Series

ST. LOUIS (Aug. 1, 2013):  O’Fallon Brewery, brewers of 5-Day IPA and other award-winning craft beers, is celebrating National IPA Day today with the launch of 10-Day IPA, the craft brewer’s first Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale).

10-Day IPA is big, bold Imperial IPA brewed with a ridiculous amount of hops.  O’Fallon Brewmaster, Brian Owens started with two-row barley, caramel and honey malt and white wheat.  He then added Magnum, Centennial, Chinook, Cascade and Calypso hops – over three pounds of hops per barrel!

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Peter B’s Brewpub Launches Bottled Beer and Sustainable Menu

Monterey, CA., August 5, 2013 – Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s first and only craft brewery located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa, is proud to announce a new Sustainable Menu and their award-winning house-blend beers are now being bottled. Award-winning beers available for sale include: Belly Up Blonde Ale, Legend of Laguna IPA, and Ford Ord Wheat. Previously, these brews were exclusively available only to patrons of Peter B’s Brewpub and Jacks Restaurant & Lounge. Our bottled beers are 22 oz and can be purchased in various stores and also in selected restaurants in the Monterey area. Prices varies from location to location. For a complete list of where to enjoy and purchase Peter B’s craft brews, please click HERE.

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Green Flash Selects VA Beach Developer to Build New Brewery

Project Will Employ 250+ Virginia Beach Residents

August 6, 2013 Today, co-founders of Green Flash Brewing Co., Mike and Lisa Hinkley, announce that Virginia Beach-based developers, The Miller Group, will lead both development and construction of the Green Flash East Coast brewery in Virginia Beach (located at Corporate Landing and General Booth Blvd).  Green Flash execs selected The Miller Group because of the company’s solid history as a Virginia Beach-based developer with fully integrated capabilities and extensive experience in building industrial and manufacturing facilities.  The Miller Group’s community connections will ensure that subcontracting and other project needs will be primarily outsourced to Virginia Beach locals, another determining factor that was of importance to the Green Flash team.  

The Miller Group estimates that more than250 Virginia Beach area residents will have a hand in building the 58,000-square-foot brewing facility from groundbreaking to finish.  After the construction is complete, Green Flash will create permanent jobs for more than 40 people in the region.  Surrounding the project is positive speculation on the long-term economic benefits that the city and residents of Virginia Beach will reap from the Green Flash brewery’s presence.

Please visit the Green Flash website www.greenflashbrew.com for more information.

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Oregon Brewers Festival Summary

 

A record 85,000 people celebrated the 26th annual Oregon Brewers Festival

PORTLAND, Ore. – July 31, 2013 – A record 85,000 people traveled from all parts of the world to celebrate the 26th consecutive Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF) this past weekend. The event, which opened on a Wednesday for the first time ever, took place July 24 through July 28 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.  
 
A notable change to this year’s event was the switch to a tasting glass following 25 years of serving into a plastic mug. Despite consumer concerns of broken glass, there were very few issues on-site, and the response to the switch by the consumer was overwhelmingly positive.
 
“Beer should be enjoyed in a glass; it allows the consumer to fully enjoy the sight, smell and taste of the beer,” said Larrance. He added that the festival will continue to use a tasting glass in the future.

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 137 brewing companies operate 175 brewing facilities in 59 cities in Oregon. There are 51 breweries operating within the Portland city limits, more than any other city in the world. The 2012 Oregon Brewers Festival generated an economic impact of $30 million for the local economy.

The Oregon Brewers Festival always takes place the last full weekend in July. The 27th annual event will take place July 23 through July 27, 2014. For more information, visit www.oregonbrewfest.com.  

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Stone Brewing Co. to Host 17th Anniversary Invitational Beer Fest

Largest Annual Charity Event Commences August 16 & 17

Escondido, CA (August 1, 2013) –Preparations for the Stone 17th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival are underway, and this year’s event figures to be the biggest and best yet. On August 16 and 17,  Stone Brewing Co. will set up shop at the California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) campus in North County San Diego to bring fans an epic array of craft beers, all in the name of celebration and charity.  One hundred percent of the profits from the festival will be donated to local charities, including Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos, Fight ALD, Palomar Family YMCA, and Surfrider Foundation .

For more information: Stone Brewing Co. 17th Anniversary

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North American Breweries Taps AMMIRATI for Creative Duties

Agency will handle branding for both Labatt Beer and Seagram’s Escapes

August 5, 2013 – North American Breweries, one of the country’s leading beer suppliers that also owns the rights to distribute the Seagram’s Escapes Brand, has awarded New York advertising agency AMMIRATI creative duties for both their Labatt Beer and Seagram’s Escapes businesses following a review.

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON:

Fourth Annual Pig Island Lands in Red Hook September 7th,

Fall Launch of E-Book

Food Karma Projects is happy to announce the fourth annual Pig Island! Showcasing the best of New York State local farmers, chefs, brewers and vintners all dedicated to bringing home the bacon, Pig Island will be coming to Red Hook, the home of our exclusive beer provider, Sixpoint Craft Ales, on Saturday, September 7th from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Because the area continues to recover from the damage of Hurricane Sandy, Pig Island is bringing a smokin’ good time to the Red Hook waterfront, with a portion of proceeds going to benefit Value Added Farm.

In addition, we are producing an e-book on the history of Pig Island, written by James Beard Award winner Rachel Wharton, with photography by John Taggart. Your early bird ticket entitles you to a digital copy of the book (to be redeemed fall 2013).

The venue will be the Ikea waterfront (1 Beard Street, Brooklyn), with easy access via public transit in Brooklyn or ferry from Lower Manhattan. Tickets can be found at pigisland2013.eventbright.com.

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The California Beer Festival 2013 In San Dimas

 Featuring craft beers and breweries, live music, mouth-watering food truck fare and more at Frank G. Bonelli Park on Saturday, September 7, 2013

(San Dimas, CA) – It’s all about the craft beer movement and celebrating great beer at the California Beer Festival in San Dimas.  Masses of beer aficionados and enthusiasts will flock to Frank G. BonelliPark on September 7th, 12:30pm-5:00pm, to savor the aroma and taste of a multitude of craft beers and brews from award winning brewing companies such as Karl Strauss and Lagunitas Brewery.  With delicious food options and over 70 craft beers on tap, bellies and palates are sure to be satisfied.  The festival will also feature live entertainment including popular local bands and themed activities like Bikini Bocce Ball.  Participating sponsors include: Celebrity Cruises; Duke’s Smoked Meats; BevMo!; Earl’s Gone Wild; The Pleasure Pantry; and Swisher Xtreme.

 “We are excited to be bringing some of the best craft brews in the country to San Dimas,” says founder Vincenzo Giammanco. “The picturesque lakeside park setting in the rolling hills of the San Gabriel Valley is a perfect location for a day of beer sampling, enjoying music, eating delicious food and having fun.  It all adds up to a guaranteed good time.”

Ticket prices will vary based on type of entry, ticket options include: VIP Early Bird Experience; Craft Beer Heaven Ticket; and Designated Driver Ticket.  Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter the California Beer Festival (CBF).

For a full list of participating breweries, more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.californiabeerfestival.com/sandimas.php.

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Get Real Beer Week New York 2013

Get Real Presents is excited to announce some of the events happening during Get Real Beer Week: NY 2013, the highly anticipated week of craft beer focused events to take place all over New York City September 20-27, 2013. Like a master brewer selects the finest hops, grains and yeast to make a perfect beer, Get Real Presents has curated the event complement for those beers to be poured at. It is a week that has something for all craft beer lovers — tastings, dinners, festivals, tap takeovers, food pairings and more.
 
“Craft beer is the focus for Get Real Beer Week: NY 2013: NY but the great city of New York and it’s thirsty inhabitants with an appreciation for the better things in life are the reason for having it.” said co-founder Rev Ciancio.
 
Get Real Presents is set to produce 7 events over 7 days, from September 20-27, 2013 that will help shine a light on the exploding New York craft beer scene. Along with it, New York State breweries and world beers from around the globe will be featured. Get Real Beer Week: NY is a true celebration of the craft beer revolution.

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FROM THE BREWERIES:

 

Deschutes Bitter Truth

Vanberg & DeWulf

Merchant du Vin

Stone Brewing Co.