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Deschutes Brewery Events at Craft Brewers Conference 2011

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Deschute Brewery CBC2011

The 2011 Craft Brewers Conference put on by the Brewers Association is less than a month away and breweries, bottle shops, and beer bars/restaurants are getting their events for the conference finalized as the American craft brewing community prepares to descend upon San Francisco. We at Mutineer are happy to announce the events that our friends at Deschutes Brewery will be holding and judging by the events we attended of theirs during the Great American Beer Festival, these will be off the charts.

WHAT: Collaboration Beer Dinner and Pairing at The Monk’s Kettle
Deschutes Brewery Chef Matt Neltner and Monk’s Kettle Chef Adam Dulye collaborate to deliver a menu made for beer. The special menu, from which anyone visiting the restaurant can order, takes the expertise of these two chefs to create food and beer pairings that will kick of the week just right. On tap will be a large variety of Deschutes beers including: The Abyss 2010, The Abyss 2009, Black Butte XXI, Hop Henge Experimental IPA, Red Chair NWPA, Mirror Mirror, Jubel 2010, Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Green Lakes Organic Ale. Visitors will also have a chance to discuss the beers and brewing processes with Deschutes Brewery brewer Robin Johnson.
                               
WHEN: Tuesday, March 22, 6-9pm

WHERE: The Monk’s Kettle
3141 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
415.865.9523

WHAT: Black Butte XXII California Debut at The Republic
Join us for a very rare appearance of last year’s coveted Black Butte XXII, which never released to the public. What we can tell you is that this imperial bourbon-aged version of our popular Black Butte Porter, brewed in 2010 with chilies, dark chocolate and orange peel, is well worth a taste during its California debut. You may be familiar with Black Butte XX and XXI which were released to celebrate the Brewery’s past anniversaries, but because XXII was not available outside of our brew pubs, most have not had the pleasure of tasting this spectacular beer.
                               
WHEN: Wednesday, March 23, 8pm-close

WHERE: The Republic
3213 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94123-2605

WHAT: Specialty Beer Tasting at the Toronado 8pm-close
Join no less than FOUR Deschutes brewers for some beer and sausage….a pairing that could only be made in, well, San Francisco. Deschutes Brewery, the Toronado and Rosamunde Sausage Grill are teaming up for an evening of pairing pleasure. Rosamunde will be grilling up some of their best to wash down with a bit of any of the following beers: The Abyss, The Dissident, Mirror Mirror, Nitro The Abyss, Hop Henge Experimental IPA, Red Chair NWPA, Green Lakes Organic Ale and Mirror Pond Pale Ale.

WHEN: Thursday March 24, 8pm-close

WHERE: The Toronado
547 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

WHAT: Specialty Beer Tasting at City Beer Store
There’s nothing quite like a small space that’s completely packed with beer of all kinds, from all over the world. What better atmosphere to enjoy some fine Deschutes brews and conversation with a Deschutes brewer? We’ll be serving up some small appetizers to bring out the flavors of the beer as we host a casual beer tasting evening for the Friday night crowd in the city by the Bay. We will be bringing down some favorites and specials such as The Abyss, Jubel 2010, Mirror Mirror, Hop Henge Experimental IPA and Red Chair NWPA. Meet our brewmaster, Larry Sidor, along with three other Deschutes brewers as they discuss this wide variety of beers.
         
WHEN: Friday March 25, 6pm–close

WHERE: City Beer Store
1168 Folsom St # 101
San Francisco, CA See the full post »


2 comments 03.01.2011 |

Lagunitas Signs On With USA Ski Jumping As Official Malt Beverage

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Lagunitas - Official Malt Beverage of USA Ski Jumping February 18, 2011 – USA Ski Jumping (USASJ) and Lagunitas Brewing Co. have announced that the California-based brewery will become the official malt beverage of USA Ski Jumping, beginning immediately and continuing through the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The four-year, six figure agreement gives Lagunitas the rights to domestic event presence, co-branded apparel and product, and use of the USASJ logo in digital and social media outlets.

Lagunitas, a Sonoma County, CA brewery, is looking to expand into European markets in 2012 and will reach new territories with USASJ leveraging the widespread international popularity of ski jumping. In addition to event presence, Lagunitas will craft a limited supply of a USASJ licensed ale with a percentage of product sales going back to the organization to support the quest for top international results.

“Lagunitas understands that they are much more than a sponsor. They’re a partner in helping grow the ski jumping sport out of the margins and onto the front page,” said USASJ Executive Director Jeff Hastings. “We are thrilled to have them. They have a broad and growing market and a very loyal customer base we hope to engage.”

Lagunitas has always supported music festivals and other regional events; this will be Lagunitas’ first major sportssponsorship. With sustained growth since its founding in 1993, Lagunitas CFO Leon Sharyon saw the partnership with USASJ as an opportunity to help both organizations grow with little risk involved.

“We have always proudly supported our community and friends in need. It was clear that the USASJ needed a few new friends,” said Lagunitas CMO Ron Lindenbusch.“This sponsorship is right in line with our basic philosophy – we try to find ways to turn beer into money to help the cause and we always seem to make a few new friends of our own along the way.”

USASJ was formed in May of 2010 after the United States Ski and Snowboard Association acknowledged that it would not be able to fund a national team program. The new entity is looking to reestablish the sport of ski jumping in the United States. With over 900,000,000 TV viewers worldwide last year, the sport ranks among the most popular in Europe and Asia. USASJ and Lagunitas hope to bring a similar level of excitement back to the United States in the run up to the 2014 Winter Olympics.


1 comment 02.24.2011 |

Relate: Profile of a Pop-Up Restaurant

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Relate Restaurant


It’s eight o’clock, and Dan Moody is directing traffic. Plates pile up on the small ledge between the kitchen and the dining room, and skittish servers wait, wide-eyed, for Moody to point them in the right direction.

This is opening night at Moody’s – and San Diego’s – first pop-up restaurant, Relate. It’s showtime.

Dan recently graduated from the kitchen of super chef Ludovic Lefebvre. Chef Ludo, the master of the pop-up concept, took Moody on after the two met at the now shuttered L’Orangerie, in West Hollywood, CA. Dan was doing an externship from the Culinary Institute of America; after finishing up at CIA, Moody stayed on at the restaurant as a full-time employee. When Ludo left L’Orangerie, the two lost contact until Dan found Ludo and his wife, Krissy, on Twitter and volunteered for the third incarnation of Ludo’s pop-up, LudoBites.

New recipes, disagreements, mutual camaraderie and three more wildly successful LudoBites later, Dan decided to pop up on his own, and began the hunt for an appropriate breakfast/lunch restaurant in his hometown of San Diego. See the full post »



Schumer: BEER Act Will Help Breweries Create Jobs, Revitalize Downtown Communities

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2011

Today, Charles E. Schumer announced that he is joining more than 20 bipartisan colleagues to introduce legislation that will cut the excise tax on small breweries in half, helping small brewers across New York reinvest in their business, hire new employees, and revitalize downtown communities. Currently, brewers pay a $7 excise tax for the first 60,000 barrels they brew per year. Under the BEER Act that Schumer will introduce, that rate is slashed to $3.50 per barrel, resulting in potential savings of $210,000 per year for the brewery. The bill also cuts the tax by $2 on the next 1,940,000 barrels produced, resulting in potential savings of $3,880,000 each year. This totals over $4 million in potential annual savings for these brewers. Allowing small breweries to reinvest in their companies is good for the surrounding communities, as many build state-of-the-art structures or renovate existing buildings, preventing blight and creating good-paying jobs. See the full post »


1 comment 02.22.2011 |

German Non-Alcoholic Beer Promoted As Sports Drink

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Germany's Andrea Henkel enjoys an Erdinger Alkoholfrei after finishing second in the World Cup biathlon women's 12.5 km mass start last week. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Germany’s Andrea Henkel enjoys an Erdinger Alkoholfrei after finishing second in the World Cup biathlon women’s 12.5 km mass start last week. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

A German non-alcoholic beer has been creating some buzz recently (or lack thereof..) with their claims that the alcohol-free version of their beer is a great post-workout recovery drink and a good alternative to sports drinks such as Gatorade. Erdinger of Erding, Germany says their Alkoholfrei beer is great for athletes as it’s an isotonic beverage, replenishing much needed vitamins and salts lost when an athlete sweats. Beer is also primarily water and very rich in carbohydrates and one doesn’t need to worry about the jitters of an energy drink and excessive caffeine or the buzz of real beer, both of which can lead to further dehydration.

How are athletes reacting? Surprisingly well as it is actually showing up on podiums around the world, proudly touted in huge glasses, and as far away from Germany as the World Cup Biathlon held this month in northern Maine.

Mutineer will be following this closely.


3 comments 02.22.2011 |

Castle Rock Brewery to Brew Beer to Commemorate Royal Wedding

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Castle Rock Brewery Kiss Me Kate

A beer was recently brewed for Obama’s Super Bowl Party, and now, Castle Rock Brewery has announced plans to celebrate the marriage of HRH Prince William to Kate Middleton in the best way it knows how – by brewing a special real ale.

Called Kiss Me Kate, it will be available on draught at Castle Rock and many other local English pubs for the full month in the run up to the wedding on Friday 29 April. A limited amount available in bottles for memento collectors and for laying aside to toast future royal events.

Castle Rock’s head brewer, Adrian Redgrove, says it will be a great British beer full of British hops and barley. “Kiss Me Kate will be elegant, tasteful and British to the core. It’ll be brewed to 5%, pale in colour and, we’re sure it’ll be the ideal way to toast the couple’s future happiness. We’ll certainly be enjoying it in our celebrations here at the brewery.”


4 comments 02.22.2011 |

Odell Brewing Introduces Friek

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Odell Brewing Friek

Fort Collins, Colo. – On February 19, 2011 Odell Brewing will release Friek, the newest offering in its Single Serve series of beers. Friek is a creative amalgamation invented by the brewers, blending a Kriek style ale with a Framboise.

Multiple Kriek lambic ales were brewed over the past three years and fermented with a combination of yeasts (some wild), lactobacillus, and pediococcus. Then, 3500 pounds of sweet and tart cherries were added, and the beer was transferred into oak barrels where it aged taking on the cherry flavors. As the beer matured, Framboises (raspberries) from Schroyer Family Farms in Fort Collins were hand-picked by Odell Brewing co-workers and readied for the beer. The fresh raspberries were added just before the final blending.

Light and effervescent in the nose, Friek marries a tart cherry pucker with a bright raspberry finish. The two flavors comingle on the tongue, and the lactobacillus creates a sour complexity that accentuates the fruit. The beer is 100% bottle conditioned in Champagne style cork and cage finish bottles.

“Friek demonstrates our respect for the traditional Lambic style ale,” said head brewer Joe Mohrfeld, “We brewed the beer in a way that both embraces this tradition but also incorporates American craft beer innovation.”

Friek will be available in limited quantities throughout the brewery’s nine state distributor region at a suggested retail price of $17.99 per bottle.



Odell Brewing Deploys Myrcenary Double IPA

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Odell Brewing Co Myrcenary Double IPA

Fort Collins, Colo. – On February 26, 2011 Odell Brewing will unleash its Myrcenary Double IPA. The hoppy delight is a new year-round four pack offering.

Named for Myrcene, a component of the essential oils found in a hop flower, Myrcenary Double IPA is brewed with a blend of hops containing the highest levels of Myrcene. Nearly six pounds of seven different American hop varieties were used in each barrel. At 9.3% ABV, this double IPA prevails with a tropical citrus flavor, a pungent floral aroma, and a clean getaway.

Odell Brewing has partnered with Old Chicago’s to feature Myrcenary, which will be on draft exclusively at most Old Chicago locations within the brewery’s nine state distributor region beginning February 23rd.

“Our partnership with Old Chicago’s started with our opening night in 1989,” said Doug Odell, brewery founder. “They were our first account, and we’re very excited that they will be featuring our newest creation.”

Odell Brewing will celebrate the launch of Myrcenary Double IPA on February 26th from 4-6 pm in the brewery’s Tap Room. Guests can enjoy samples of the beer as well as live music from The Band of Pirates.


1 comment 02.18.2011 |

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