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The Bruery Provisions is Closing


The Bruery Provisions

Southern California’s brewery, The Bruery, who took the craft beer scene by storm with beers like Black Tuesday, Chocolate Rain, Oude Tart, and their 12 Days of Christmas beers, has just announced that they will be closing their Bruery Provisions storefront located in Orange, California. While The Bruery affirms the store was an important part of their company, they have decided that “after examining our growing business, increased production capacity, barrel aging efforts, enhanced Tasting Room, and growing membership societies, it became apparent that Provisions is not the best use of our limited resources.” As such, The Bruery Provisions will stop sales effective January 13th.

In the meantime, “the entire Provisions’ stock of craft beers, wines, cheeses, charcuterie and other artisanal products will be discounted this week. Reserve Society and Hoarder’s Society members will receive 30% off beginning Tuesday, January 8th. The same discount will be available to the general public beginning Thursday, January 10th. We will stop food service effective today, January 8th, and retail service will stop on Sunday, January 13th. Beer from The Bruery will not be included in this sale, but will continue to be available at our Tasting Room, in Placentia.”

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The Bruery Black Tuesday to be Sold Online Tomorrow


Black Tuesday

Starting tomorrow at 10am PST, The Bruery Black Tuesday will go on sale. The beer, which according to The Bruery is “an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels for over a year. Rich caramel, toasted malt, vanilla, burnt wood and anise are just a few of the many flavors in this rich, decadent imperial stout.”

At 18%+ alcohol, it’s a beast of a beer and highly coveted among beer geeks. Don’t live in California? No problem, as you can purchase it online. However, you will need someone to pick it up for you as The Bruery doesn’t ship. More details below.

Black Tuesday will be sold to the world on October 30th, the final Tuesday of the month of October.

Sales will be online and will begin at 10am PST.

The web domain for the sale is http://BT.thebruery.com

You will be able to purchase a maximum of 2 bottles of Black Tuesday.

Bottles are $30 each.

We can not ship the beer, it must be picked up from The Bruery Tasting Room. Pickups will begin on November 1st and we will store it until 12/31/12

We HIGHLY recommend that you login ahead of time (right now) and create an account so that you can jump right into the sale on the 30th, as bottles will likely go quickly.

**Please note, this goes through the same eCommerce site that we use for our Reserve Society. If you head to that page right now to create your profile, you will see a few things for sale. You don’t have access to purchase those beers, but feel free to look and consider joining the 2013 Reserve Society!

**Also, please note that our current eCommerce system does not guarantee a bottle once it is in your cart. You must FINISH THE CHECKOUT PROCESS before the bottle is guaranteed. We agree, this is a bit odd, but it is what it is and in January of 2013 we will have a brand new site built from the ground up for us without this flaw.

**You must pick up your beer from The Bruery Tasting Room on or before December 31st, 2012. You may assign a trustee to pick up your beer if you can not make it to The Bruery yourself before that date. Do this by putting their name in the shipping section of your profile. In the case that your beer is not picked up by 12/31/12, it will be donated to a charitable auction of our choice.

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The Bruery Black Tuesday 2011 Release Information


Black Tuesday

Since 2009, The Bruery’s Black Tuesday has been one of the most talked about beers each year. This year, the monster 19-22% abv barrel aged imperial stout is back and it appears to be in much larger quantities as well, with The Bruery Reserve Society members being able to purchase 6 bottles in addition to the one bottle included with their membership, compared to the three you were allowed to buy in 2009 and in 2010.

See below for full detail of the 2011 release of The Bruery Black Tuesday:

It’s time again for another Reserve Society allocation. The following beer will be available for order between August 12th and September 2nd at society.thebruery.com

Black Tuesday:
Our infamous Black Tuesday is an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels for over a year. Rich caramel, toasted malt, vanilla, burnt wood and anise are just a few of the many flavors in this rich, decadent imperial stout.

Learn more about Black Tuesday at here.

• As a Reserve Society member, one (1) bottle of Black Tuesday has already been allocated to you as part of your initial membership fee. You may purchase a maximum of six (6) more bottle allocations for yourself. Each allocation is $30 before your 15% discount. Bottles will be released on or around Tuesday, October 25th. Official release details will be made known closer to the date.

• We will be holding a small release party on October 25th. Information and tickets for the party will be released in September.

• Remaining bottles of Black Tuesday will be sold to the general public through an online sale on October 25th. Bottles will be limited and we can not guarantee that you will be able to purchase a bottle during the general release sale.”

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The Bruery Brings Back Reserve Bottle List


The Bruery

Good news for all the beer lovers out there in the Los Angeles area as The Bruery is bringing back their Reserve Bottle list. On the second Saturday of each month, The Bruery will open up their cellar to the public where people will have the chance to try some of their incredible and rare beers. It’s that easy and there’s no catch, but the bottles are for on-premise consumption only and because of the size and alcohol content of the bottles, they must be shared between two people. For those thinking they can be sneaky and run off with a bottle of Bottleworks XII, bottles will be poured from behind the bar. For the most up-to-date information on what is available, be sure to check out their Reserve Bottle List website.

What might the bottle list look like? Here is the list from July.

  • Papier
  • 100% Brandy Barrel Aged Papier
  • Coton
  • 100% Bourbon Barrel Aged Coton
  • Oude Tart
  • BottleWorks XII
  • Melange #1
  • Pinotlambicus
  • Sour In The Rye
  • White Oak

It’s hard to argue with that list.

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The Bruery Press Release: Project Quercus Maximus and Updates to 2012 Reserve Society


The Bruery

To all the loyal fans and retailers of our beer,

As we approach our 3rd anniversary, it’s incredible to look back at the journey of these last few years. Our growth has been of a magnitude that we never could have imagined when brewing our first 15-barrel batch. As you might already know, we’ve been operating at capacity for over the last year and a half; a near doubling of capacity in January of this year has been a mere drop in the bucket. We’ve reached a fork in the road. One path is to open a much larger brewery that would satisfy demand over the long term, and accumulate millions in debt and bring on outside investors to get to that point. The other path is renewal of our original vision: a small, family-owned business making some of the most interesting, highest-quality specialty beers available in the market in our own unique way. After much debate, research and soul-searching, we’ve chosen the latter path – but on a grander scale.

We have just leased a temperature controlled warehouse space that we will be filling with thousands of oak barrels, allowing us to create some of our favorite beers such as Oude Tart, Melange #3, and a variety of other delicious and innovative beers. We’re extremely excited for this cellar expansion both because it will allow our creativity to shine and because it will help us get our favorite beers into more glasses in more cities. Since day one at The Bruery, we’ve been making barrel aged ales with an eventual goal to fill shelves with these complex and full-bodied beers. Until now, we have only been able to do this on a limited basis, primarily reaching only those in our Reserve Society. This new investment will allow us to brew more, distribute more and get more specialty beer into the marketplace.

With this change, we have had to make room in our brewing schedule to brew the beers that we’ll be barrel aging. Unfortunately, Orchard White is the victim. While we have great love for Orchard White, we feel there are many great witbiers available and believe our limited resources are best spent elsewhere. Further, Rugbrød will now only be available in the fall and winter, with Hottenroth taking it’s place in the spring and summer beginning in 2012.

As a company focused on quality over quantity, and founded on the basic fact that making beer is fun, we’re excited to continue brewing up our dream. We won’t be putting down our mash paddles in place of mechanized processes, we won’t be switching our khaki shorts for navy-blue suits and most importantly, we won’t be sacrificing our original vision for any reason whatsoever. Simply said, we are growing at our own pace.

Thank you all for the support these past three years. It’s your love of style-bending beers that have helped us, and breweries like us, to grow and will keep us growing in the years to come. If you can make it, we’d love to see you at our 3rd Anniversary Beer Festival on May 29th to help us celebrate our future!

Your Friends at The Bruery

The Bruery

UPDATE: Following this email, The Bruery also sent out another email pertaining to updates to their 2012 Reserve Society.

The biggest change is that from now on, The Reserve Society will be free unlike the upfront fee of $195 that they used to require. With that set, there will no longer be a 15% discount to Reserve Society members but Reserve Society members will still be given first opportunity to purchase limited allotment beers and they will be able to purchase a larger allotment than the general public. Also, beware, there will be no guarantee that supplied will last through every Reserve Society member, so be sure to order quickly.

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The Bruery 3rd Anniversary Celebration – May 29


The Bruery 3rd Anniversary

Coming up on their third anniversary, it has been a whirlwind three years for The Bruery who in their short time has climbed the ranks to become one of the hottest American craft breweries. On May 29, The Bruery will party it up at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim with an event that will be split into two sessions and with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Lestonnac Clinic, a clinic that has been providing free medical and dental care in Orange County for over 30 years. Not only will you find The Bruery’s great beers on tap, but they’re turning this into a small beer festival and you’ll find at least 19 local craft breweries pouring. This is an event you will not want to miss, how much better can it get? For those diehard Bruery fans, pretty good if they get a VIP ticket for $15 more which will allow them access to pours of 100% Barrel Aged Cuir, Melange #1, Melange #3, Bottleworks XII, The Wanderer, Black Tuesday, Chocolate Rain, Marrón Acidifié, ISO:FT, Oude Tart, Acer Quercus, Pinotlambicus and Barrel Fermented Autumn Maple .. all of which are quite rare and some of which are incredibly rare.

Coming as a designated driver? No problem. For $5 which will serve as a charitable donation to the Lestonnac Clinic, you can have admission as well and there will be cheese and snack stations to om nom nom on.

Some of the other breweries pouring will be Firestone Walker, Kern River, Ballast Point, Hangar 24, Lady Face Ale Companie and many more.

Seriously, you will not want to miss this and The Bruery is known for throwing some killer anniversary and Reserve Society parties.

  • WHO: The Bruery
  • WHAT: 3rd Anniversary Celebration
  • WHERE: The Phoenix Club
    1340 S Sanderson Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806
  • WHEN: May 29
    Session A: 10:30am – 2pm
    Session B: 3:30pm – 7pm
  • WHY: To party
  • COST: General Admission: $35 / VIP Admission $50
  • For more information on the celebration and to get tickets, please visit their website.

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From The Barrel: A Firestone Walker Fairy Tale


Firestone Walker From The Barrel

Once upon a time, in a land known as Paso Robles, there was a little craft brewery called Firestone Walker. They made beer. And by making beer, they made people happy.

One day, in addition to making beer, Firestone Walker also made a decision. They decided to throw a party –  a party celebrating some of the best barrel-aged brews coming out of California. This made people really happy.

So on Friday, April 8, Ballast Point, Russian River, The Bruery, New Belgium, Stone and Lost Abbey all converged on Historic Santa Margarita Ranch, and poured their finest for the people. Rich and malty, frothy cups of barrel-aged bliss.

No one expected the 32 degree nighttime lows, so there was rejoicing throughout the land at the abundance of bourbon. Oh, the bourbon. Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Makers Mark, Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve, Knob Creek, Blanton’s. A delicious spread of barrel-aged, 51% corn goodness.

Party-goers were also treated to Paso port wines from Roxo Cellars, Cass Winery, Paso Port, EOS, Eberle and Le Vigne. A selection of cigars was available for purchase, to really help revelers feel like royalty.

And then there was food. Artisan, Mee Heng Low Noodle House, The Grill at Avila Beach Resort, Novo, Buona Tavola.

It was like a dream come true.

And we lived happily ever after (at least ’til the morning hangovers kicked in…).

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Firestone Walker and Mutineer Magazine Present From The Barrel Event


Firestone Walker's From The Barrel Event

Mutineer Magazine is proud to be a sponsor of Firestone Walker’s From The Barrel event to be held at the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch in Santa Margarita, California on April 8.

In celebration of the 78 years since the end of prohibition The Historic Santa Margarita Ranch, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and Mutineer Magazine are gathering the very best booze to come from wooden barrels. The finest ports, bourbons and beers will be gathered and presented to a privileged congregation of barrel enthusiasts at this special event on Friday, April 8. This event is a celebration of the barrel and the wonderful libations that come from barrels.

This inimitable event will take place at the picturesque and historic Santa Margarita Ranch, the perfect backdrop for this intimate event. Tickets are $50 person and the tasting will take place from 7pm-10pm.

Bourbons scheduled to pour: Blanton’s, Bulleit, Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select, Buffalo Trace and more soon to be announced.

Ports from some of the Central Coast’s premiere wineries to include: Cass, EOS, Paso Port, Eberle, Le Vigne and Roxo Cellars with more to be added.

Breweries/Rare barrel-aged beers scheduled to pour:
Firestone Walker
-Sticky Monkey
Lost Abbey – TBA
Russian River – Supplication
Stone – TBA
Ballast Point – TBA
New Belgium – Le Terroir (Dry Hopped Sour Ale)
The Bruery – Melange #1

The rich and complex libations presented will be accompanied by tapas offerings from some of the Central Coast’s finest. Guests will enjoy tapas from Chef Chris Kobayashi (Artisan), Chef Mark Sahaydek (The Grill at Avila Beach Golf Resort), Chef Justin Gabbert (Novo), Chef Paul Kwong (Mee Heng Low Noodle House), Chef Antonio Varia (Buona Tavola) and one more yet to be named.

Please don your glad rags and join us for a tremendous celebration of the end of temperance and the amazing flavors that only come from the barrel. Tickets are very limited and the event is expected to sell out fast. For tickets and more info visit the event website or call 805-544-3508.

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