Oskar Blues Brewery of Lyons, Colorado has a problem, a big problem. Despite adding nine 200-barrel (6200 gallon) fermentation tanks, they cannot keep up with demand. In fact, they’ve got so much demand for their canned beers such as; Gubna, Ten FIDY, Dale’s Pale Ale, and Mama’s Lil Yella Pils, that they have had to drop distribution in eight of the 26 states they service. Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis said that, at the current rate of demand, recent orders by distributors may not be filled until mid-October. See the full post »
Treading confidently in the heralded footsteps of Brooklyn Brewmaster Reserve releases ‘Manhattan Project’, ‘Backbreaker’, ‘Cookie Jar’, ‘Dark Matter’ and most recently Braggot-styled ‘Buzz Bomb’, comes ‘Detonation Ale’.
Esteemed Brooklyn Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, says of this hoppy beast, “For about eight years now, we’ve brewed a Brooklyn-style hop monster called ‘BLAST!’ It’s a robust IPA using both British and Pacific Northwest hops. We haven’t had enough space to brew much of it, but we hear that people really enjoy BLAST! when it shows up. And it’s one of our favorite beers here at the brewery. Well, now we’d like more of you to see our hoppier side. Meet BLAST!’s big brother, Brooklyn Detonation Ale.”
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Just when you thought the war over the highest alcohol beer had ended after Scottish brewery BrewDog claimed the title with its 55% abv ‘The End of History’, reports of a new victor are buzzing all over the Internet. Within just a week of the release of ‘The End of History’, Netherlands-based brewery ‘t Koelschip, who held the title before BrewDog with its 45% abv ‘Oblix’, is rumored to have released a 60% abv beer, aptly named ‘Start of the Future’. See the full post »
If you’re planning on heading to Denver this September 16-18th for the Great American Beer Festival and you haven’t bought your tickets yet, you had better hurry. The Brewers Association reports that 70 percent of the tickets have been accounted for, with the Saturday afternoon members-only session having 97 percent of the tickets sold. See the full post »
After an extremely successful third year that included over 1,000 events and 195 participants, Philly Beer Week is already getting ready for a fourth go-around. This past week the powers that be behind Philly Beer Week announced the dates for 2011, and it looks like Beer Week is going to stay in the summer rather than move back to its old home in March. Next year’s dates are going to be June 3rd through June 12th.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with Philly Beer Week, PBW was the initial 10 day long festival celebrating beer heritage in its city that has thus sprung life into around 25 other cities throughout the country. During these 10 days, bars, breweries, restaurants, and other beer related industries team up to bring you some of the craziest, most impressive beer events they can think of. See the full post »
I went to my friends’ wedding a few short weeks ago. Something that I have always loved about weddings, picnics, business retreats, and other like events isn’t just the community, but the community filled with far more alcohol than we could shake a stick at.
In the course of time we have all had means and methods for transporting our various beverages to the site of choice. Flasks, jockey boxes, wine gourds, coolers being amongst some of my favorites. Duane Woytonik of Brewpub4u seems to have delivered to us the mastery beer transport machine. See the full post »
Last week, Red Stripe Beer announced the world premiere of the Red Stripe Ambassador’s “Ambassador Say Relax” video, a reggae remake of the popular ’80s song “Relax” (originally recorded by Frankie Goes to Hollywood).
“Red Stripe embodies the spirit of Jamaica and relaxation.” — Erin Chin, Red Stripe Brand Manager, Diageo. “It was only fitting for us to pay homage to this celebrated Eighties hit in a fun way that is true to our brand and its fans.” See the full post »
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Tonight one of our favorite beer bloggers and good friend, Chris Spradley, will be making an appearance on Gordon Ramsay’s newest FOX reality cooking show, MasterChef. See the full post »