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The Happening: Blue Palms Brewhouse 2nd Anniversary Party in Hollywood


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Two years ago, within only a few weeks of each other, both Mutineer Magazine and Blue Palms Brewhouse were established in Los Angeles, CA. We celebrated our 2nd Anniversary this past May 2010, with an epic Red Carpet Tasting Event and a rockin’ after party at Blue Palm Brewhouse. This Saturday, we encourage you join us and Blue Palms founder, Brian Lenzo, in celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of our good friends Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood, California. See the full post »

Rumors Confirmed: Magic Hat Parent Company (IBU) Acquired By Northern American Breweries, Inc.


Magic Hat Brewing Company Logo The rumors that have been buzzing around the craft beer industry about the pending acquisition of Magic Hat Brewing Company and its parent company have officially been confirmed. Today, KPS Capital Partners, LP announced that its portfolio company North American Breweries, Inc. (NAB) has acquired Independent Brewers United, Inc. (IBU) through an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary. IBU produces, markets and sells the complete line of the Pyramid, Magic Hat and MacTarnahan’s brand families of beer.

The acquisition is the fourth by NAB since its formation in February of 2009. The first was Labatt USA, followed by High Falls Brewing Company, LLC (brewer of the Genesee, Honey Brown and Dundee family of beers), and Seagram’s Escapes and Seagram’s Smooth brands. See the full post »

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Shmaltz Launches 2010 Version of HE’BREW Rejewvenator


HE'BREW Rejuwvenator Year-of-Grape Label

Shmaltz Brewing of San Francisco, California has announced its third “rejuvenation” of its annual celebration ale, Rejewvenator, in conjunction with their 14th year anniversary. The new Rejewvenator is brewed with Organic Concord grape juice and is described as a Half Dopplebock, Half Belgian style Dubbel hybrid lager / ale with 8.2% abv.

“The experimental process of brewing Rejewvenator begins with five specialty malts and five hop varieties blending European tradition with brazenly innovative American craft beer flavor and attitude. The brewers use Lager yeast to start cold, bottom fermentation then let the beer warm and pitch a hybrid Abbey/Trappist Belgian Ale yeast brought in exclusively for this brew. Finally Organic Concord Grape Juice gets infused into the fermenter. Rejewvenator then sits and ages for another month before centerfuge filtration and packaging.” See the full post »

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Craft Beer Radar #3: Notable Upcoming Beer Releases

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Each week, beer blogger Lee Williams highlights the most notable upcoming beer releases that belong on every craft beer lover’s radar. This is Mutineer’s third edition of the weekly series.

Upright Brewing Late Harvest

Upright – “Late Harvest”

Upright Brewing specializes in Franco-Belgian farmhouse-styled ales with a “pacific northwest twist.” This past Sunday, the brewery held a release party for its newest seasonal offering, an intriguing barrel-aged creation called “Late Harvest.” See the full post »

Central Virginia Breweries Brew Collaboration Beer for Brew Ridge Trail Music Festival


Brew Ridge Trail Music Festival Four breweries in Central Virginia have come together and collaborated on a Black IPA for the upcoming 2nd Annual Brew Ridge Trail Music Festival kicking off on August 21st at the Concert Grounds at Devils Backbone in Roseland, Virginia.

Blue Mountain Brewery, South Street Brewery, Starr Hill Brewery, and Devils Backbone Brewing Company (winner of the Brewers Association World Beer Cup 2010 Champion Brewery: Small Brewpub Category), whom are all located on the Brew Ridge Trail, came together and decided to try a new style and brew a Black IPA. This collaborative brew will be tapped on August 8th at Starr Hill Brewery from Noon till 5 PM. See the full post »

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Two Brothers Brewing Company Night at Blind Tiger, NYC


Two Brothers outside Blind Tiger

It’s a weekday night in New York City, and what’s a girl to do?  Well, go to a craft beer bar event, of course! Last Wednesday, July 28th, that’s exactly what *this* girl did. See the full post »

Blue Point Brewing Company Introduces ‘Toxic Sludge’ Black IPA For The Birds


Toxic Sludge

“Our poor little beaked brethren think they are vacationing in the sunny Gulf but they are really flying straight into a disaster zone.” — Pete Cotter, president of Blue Point Brewing. “While others are focused on cleaning up the beaches and water, our efforts are purely for the birds.”

Long Island’s only microbrewery, Blue Point Brewing Company, has announced the development of a speciality batch beer created specifically to help raise money for birds hurt by oil spills — both now and in the future. The beer is being called ‘Toxic Sludge’ and it is a Black IPA (India Pale Ale) — also referred to as the “American-style Indian Black Ale”, one of the newest beer style categories being recognized by the Brewers Association this year. See the full post »

Cuvée de Castleton Release at Captain Lawrence Brewing Company


Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

Cuvée: (noun) wine in casks or vats so blended as to ensure uniformity and marketability. “Wine?” you may say.  “But I thought this was an article about beer!”

Rest easy, my dear friends, for this is, indeed, about beer…

With the rise of more and more craft breweries and styles, the term “cuvée” has expanded to include blended beer, often Franco-Begian in style. Search the keyword “cuvée” on Beer Advocate and you’ll see what I mean — an expansive list of beers named after the blended wine. See the full post »

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