Brews…

Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. unveils new packaging for all beers and intros Golden Export Helles style lager

San Jose, CA (August 25, 2014) – As Gordon Biersch Brewing Company continues celebrating its 25th anniversary, the company today unveiled a new look for its collection of heritage, German-style craft beers with updated bottles and box packaging and introduced its second 25th anniversary beer, Golden Export Lager.

Coming on the heels of Gordon Biersch 25th Anniversary Dunkles, Golden Export is a German blonde helles style lager created in keeping with techniques Dortmunder breweries employed for the style in the mid-1800s. The “export” was added when beers of this style were shipped out of the region to other German states.

What: Golden Export Lager

ABV: 4.9%

IBU: 17

Flavor profile: light, delicately hopped with a soft, malty accent, and clean, crisp finish

Pairs with: Spicy, high impact flavored cuisine

Golden Export will initially be available year round in six packs in Northern California, Hawaii, and Nevada ranging between $8.99 and $9.99 per six pack

NEW PACKAGING:

Like Golden Export, Gordon Biersch’s four year-round beers – Märzen, Hefeweizen, Pilsner, Blonde Bock – and four seasonals – Maibock, SommerBrau, FestBier, Winterbock – are brewed at the company’s state of the art  San Jose brewery and bottling facility in the traditional German style reflective of founder Dan Gordon’s studies at the Technical University of Munich at Weihenstephan.

Each new bottle is now emblazoned with colorful new neck, front, and back labels, and cap, a different hue corresponding to each brew. The “G” in the circular “GB” Gordon Biersch logo with the familiar barley stock icon is also toned to match the new color scheme.  The crown caps are the first of their kind featuring a de-bossed, textured logo.

“The goal was to create packaging that spoke to our commitment and dedication to producing heritage, German-style beers with all natural ingredients and applying age old techniques with the benefit of the most state-of-the-art brewing technology,” said Gordon. “We always brew according to the German purity law of 1516, called the Reinheitsgebot, which stipulates the use of only malt and hops and natural carbonation.”

The new bottles are available at off-premise accounts wherever Gordon Biersch products are sold.

For more information on Gordon Biersch Brewing Co, the brewery, and all its beers, visit www.gordonbiersch.com/brewery.

News…

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Canada has good brewing news…

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A Victory in PA…

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Additional information…

Victory Brewing Company is a craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Founded by childhood friends, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, who met on a school bus in 1973, Victory officially opened its doors in February of 1996. In addition to the original Downingtown brewery and brewpub, Victory recently opened a second state-of-the-art brewery in Parkesburg, PA. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company visit  www.victorybeer.com.

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A new look at Mendocino…

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Can you say… “Session Beer”?

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Oregon Knocks…

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Events…

Hood River Hops Fest Announces 2014 Line-Up

Hood River, Ore. — September 4, 2014 — Hood River will play host to more than 40 local, regional and national breweries showcasing their fresh hop beers at the 11th annual Hood River Hops Fest on Saturday, September 27, 2014, with more than 65 different beers on tap, this one-day craft beer festival features one of the largest fresh hop beer selections in the nation.

New to the Hops Fest this year are several local and regional breweries, including Thunder Island Brewing, Terminal Gravity Brewing and Wild Ride Brewing. They join Full Sail Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers, Double Mountain Brewery, Everybody’s Brewing, Big Horse Brew Pub, Backwoods Brewing, Solera Brewery and many other perennial favorites.

“Hood River will be hoppin’ on September 27, and we’re excited to welcome all the outstanding breweries and fresh hops beer lovers to festival. With its 360-degree views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and the Columbia River Gorge, we think we’ve got one of the most gorge-ous beer festivals around, and we invite our visitors to make a weekend of it,” said Mike Glover, Executive Director of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce.

MORE INFORMATION: Call the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce at (541) 386-2000 or visit the official Hood River Hops Fest Website and Facebook page.

 

The World Beer Festival—Durham celebrates local breweries

September 3, 2014 – Durham, NC – The World Beer Festival—Durham, to be held Saturday, October 11th at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, proudly released its 2014 line-up, boasting an array of local breweries and brewpubs.

The 2014 festival will feature the largest North Carolina Beer Garden in World Beer Festival history. “We started the North Carolina section of the festival a few years ago as a way to point out our local breweries” adds Harold. “It has grown substantially with so many new breweries popping up in the Triangle and in the State, and we are proud to display such a large number at this year’s festival.”

The festival will be held on October 11, 2014 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and offers two sessions, 12-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.worldbeerfestival.com or at Sam’s Bottle Shop and Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham.

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PIKE BREWING CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

OCTOBER 17, 1989 – OCTOBER 17, 2014

On Friday, October 17, 2014 Pike Brewing celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Please join us for the parade and party!

5:30 – 6:00 pm              Friday, October 17, 2014          

2nd World’s Shortest Non-Motorized Uphill Parade begins at Copperworks Distillery:         

1250 Alaskan Way, Seattle (just across the street from The Big Wheel)

6:00 – 10:00 pm            Pike Anniversary Party

Food Stations: Featuring dishes using ingredients sourced from some of our favorite vendors:

•           Pike’s Naughty Nellie Room

•           Pike’s Microbrewery Museum

•           Pike Brewery

Oysters and Stout: New Oyster Bar opens that evening in Pike’s Front Bar

         Music: Musical Acts will be performing throughout the Pub and Brewery

        Special Beers:

•           Pike Reunion 25, Alumni Collaboration Brew

•           Pike Entire: Aged in Dry Fly wheat whiskey barrels

•           Pike Wood-Aged Kilt Lifter aged in Oola whiskey barrels

•           Special Cask Beers from Alumni Brewers

•           All available Pike Beers at Pike’s Main Bar and Pike’s Museum Bar

Commemorative gift for each guest

Space will be limited so we suggest you purchase tickets early.

Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets  Brown Paper Tickets  

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