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18 August 2017


Breaker Brewing NEW 15bbl Brewhouse Officially On-Line

Breaker Brewing 15bbl Brewhouse mybeerbuz.comI’m excited to show you some of the pictures coming out of Breaker Brewing.  Their new 15bbl brewhouse officially went on-line at 6:45AM this morning (8/18)…and you know what that mean?  More great local fresh beers coming to you (and me.  This from Breaker Brewing:

New 15bbl brew house officially on line as of 6:45 this morning. Cheers BBC


Boulevard, Creature Comforts & AZ Wilderness Releasing Collaboration No 7 Oak-Aged Lager

Boulevard, Creature Comforts & AZ Wilderness Releasing Collaboration No 7 Oak-Aged LagerMore great craft beer news coming from Boulevard:

Brewed with our friends from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company in Gilbert, Arizona, and Creature Comforts Brewing Company in Athens, Georgia, Collaboration No. 7 – Oak-Aged Lager debuts in the Greater Kansas City Area on draft on August 21st and in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles on August 22nd with other regions to follow in the coming weeks!|

For our first collaboration featuring three breweries, we selected our partners following the same approach we’ve used for previous collaboration projects. Our goal is to work with brewers for whom we have mutual respect while learning new techniques and celebrating the strengths of each brewery. Arizona Wilderness has become known as champions for local ingredients in innovative beers while the Creature Comforts crew is “dedicated to better being through being curious.” It’s no coincidence that we absolutely LOVE enjoying beers with both brewery teams. For the full backstory on our relationships with both breweries, please head to a previous Brewer’s Blog post.

Built on a base of two-row pale malt, Sonoran White Wheat, honey malt and corn grits, Collaboration No. 7 – Oak-Aged Lager showcases Riesling grape juice, peaches and lemon zest in a crisp lager hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Lemondrop and Hallertau Blancs. Following fermentation with the Ayinger lager strain, Collaboration No. 7 was briefly aged on
Cuvee No. 5 Tank Staves, French oak staves that impart fruit, spice, toast and tannins similar to aging in a fresh/virgin French oak barrel.

At 6% ABV and 16 IBUs, Collaboration No. 7 Oak-Aged Lager pours a brilliant golden color with tight, off-white lacing. Bright aromas of peach and Riesling grapes mingle with the tropical fruit notes provided by subtle hopping. Lemon zest accentuates the naturally citrusy character of the beer as the malt bill forms a slightly sweet, honey-like base from which the chosen regional ingredients shine. French oak character lends a drying effect resulting in a bright, fruity lager that finishes incredibly crisp. Bottle conditioned with champagne yeast, Collaboration No. 7 – Oak-Aged Lager has fluffy, effervescent carbonation that scrubs the palate and begs for another sip.

Available on draft and in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles, Collaboration No. 7 – Oak-Aged Lager will be distributed through the Boulevard distribution network and should be available in the coming weeks in locations that typically see Smokestack Series Limited Release beers like Saison Brett, Love Child Blends and previous collaboration projects. –----
Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer


Epic Brewing Adding New Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist

imageThis morning we have some great craft beer news coming from Epic Brewing in Salt Lake City, UT.  This is Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist and it is an imperial stout aged in Whiskey and Rum barrels with cacao nibs, barrel-aged Blue Cooper’s Columbian coffee beans and barrel-aged coconut.  This new version is Epic’s most “over-the-top” version of the beer and it will be packaged in 22oz bottles.  Stay tuned here for Abv and release details.


Hoppin’ Frog & Stillwater Collaborate On Blu Violent 22oz Bottles

imageHere’s your very first look and some great craft beer news coming from Hoppin’ Frog Brewing in Akron, OH.  This is Blu Violent and it is a collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal Ales.  This beer is an ale made with blueberry and lime that will be packaged in 22oz bottles.  This beer uses caramelized blueberries and it will slice in at 12%-AbV and 12 IBU.  Stay tuned here for release details.


Offshoot Beer Adding Terms, Conditions, & Pleasant Town Cans

imageThis morning you get your first look at several new cans coming from Offshoot Beer (a division of The Bruery).  Terms is a session IPA brewed with Citra, Ekuanot and Mosaic hops (4.5%-AbV).  Conditions is a double IPA brewed with Citra, Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial hops (8.3%-AbV) and Pleasant Town is an IPA brewed with Citra, Centennial and Ekuanot hops (7.8%-AbV).  These are all 16oz cans and stay tuned here for release info.imageimage


Flying Dog / Otterbein’s - X-Mas Day IPA

imageToday we get our first look at a new beer coming from Flying Dog.  This is X-Mas Day IPA and it is the first in a returning series of cookie-pairing holidays brewed to pair with a specific cookie from Baltimore’s Otterbein’s Cookies.  This IPA is inspired by Otterbein’s orange white chocolate chip cookies and this 2017 release will hit 6.8%-AbV.  This is the 12z bottle and stay tuned to this post as we add the remaining three releases that will make up the variety pack.


Troegs Sunshine Pils & Perpetual IPA Moving To 16oz Cans / Troegenator 12oz

imageThis morning we get to see some new cans coming from Troegs Independent Brewing in Hershey, PA.  First Up we have the new 16oz can packages for Sunshine Pils (4.5%-AbV, 45 IBU, Saaz and Hersbrucker hops) and the 16oz can for Perpetual IPA (7.5%-AbV, 85 IBU---both year-round now).  We also have the new 12oz can package for Troegenator doublebock beer (8.2%-AbV, 25 IBU, also year-round).  These are all now year-round beers.imageimage


Iron Hill Celebrates Harvest Season with Pumpkin Ale Cans

Iron Hill Celebrates Harvest Season with Pumpkin Ale CansFrom Iron Hill:

On Wednesday, September 6 – the same day as the Full Corn Moon, the final full moon before the Harvest Moon in October – Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will release Pumpkin Ale in cans. The annual release is hotly anticipated by mid-Atlantic beer lovers, and this year, it will coincide with the full moon on 9/6. In addition, Pumpkin Ale will be packaged in a completely new 16-oz can design, with seasonal and playful nods to Halloween and the fall season, including foreboding pumpkins and spooky nightscapes.

· Pumpkin Ale is a medium-bodied copper ale; malty sweet, with balancing bitterness and brewed with real pumpkin, it is spiced with traditional pumpkin pie spices and vanilla instead of finishing hops

· Pumpkin Ale will be available while supplies last in draft pints and growlers at all Iron Hill locations, as well as in 4-packs of 16-oz. cans

    • Cans will be available for take-out
    • Growlers will be available for take-out
    • Pints will be available for dine-in only
  • The can features a new, festive and seasonal design from Pittsburgh, PA’s Smith Brothers Agency, a fun departure from the classic orange cans of past years. Other collaborations between the brewery and the firm have included Rising Sun IPA, Crusher, Mahalo, Apollo!, Ore House IPA and Vienna Red Lager

  • Iron Hill has long embraced pumpkin as a harbinger for the fall and their brewpubs celebrate with festive and fun events throughout the harvest season. They first brewed their traditional Pumpkin Ale as a companywide offering in 2010; and, in 2015, Iron Hill added it to their seasonal can lineup. This year, several Iron Hill locations will be hosting pumpkin-inspired parties, including the following:

    · Not Your Ordinary Pumpkin Event: On Saturday, September 9 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Iron Hill Maple Shade will host an inventive pumpkin-themed Quizzo, while serving a variety of pumpkin beers, including: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Pumpkin Ale, Cinderella’s Carriage, The British Are Punkin, PumpkinSpicedVanillaMochaLatteVenti, Honey I Shrunk Your Pumpkin, Cinderella’s El Camino, PumpTang and Trubbel On The Cooper River.

    · Tapping of the Great Pumpkin: On Saturday, September 9 from 12 noon until 4 p.m. Iron Hill Lancaster will turn their back patio into a beer-filled pumpkin patch featuring fall classics, such as: Pumpkin Ale, Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Pumpkin Coffee Stout and Cinderella’s Carriage.

    · Pumpkin Prost: On Saturday, September 23 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. Iron Hill Huntingdon Valley will celebrate their favorite German and pumpkin beers, with special pours of Pumpkin Ale, Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Ichabod Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Cinderella’s Carriage, Pennypacker Pils, Schwarzbier, Munich Dunkel, Oktoberfest and Oh My Gourd.

    · Harvest at the Hill: On Saturday, September 30 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Iron Hill Phoenixville will honor the changing of the seasons by focusing on fall flavors and fun beers, including: Bridge Street Bock, Schwarzbier, Oktoberfest, Altbier, Pumpkin Ale, Ichabod Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Jack Skellington, Pumpkin Coffee Stout and Imperial Pumpkin Ale.


Saint Benjamin Releasing River City Oktoberfest Lager 8/21

imageMore local craft beer news from Saint Benjamin:


River City Oktoberfest Lager will join the brewery’s award-winning flagship,
Pilsner Prosim, in convenient and environmentally friendly cans this fall

On Monday, August 21, pioneering craft brewery Saint Benjamin Brewing Company will can River City, their authentic German-style Oktoberfest lager. The new canned beer will join their flagship Pilsner Prosim, which earned the Philadelphia Inquirer’s audience-choice award for “Best Flagship Beer” in Craig LaBan’s eighth-annual Brewvitational (click for details) earlier this year.

River City honors Philadelphia’s German brewing tradition: German immigrants brought their brewing culture with them when they arrived, though it evolved into a distinctively American style. Saint Benjamin Brewing has brought the traditional Oktoberfest style back with this classic German festbier, complementing the familiar deep copper color and rich malt flavor with a small dose of American hops.

This latest offering, available both on draft and in 12-oz cans, will join Pilsner Prosim, a Czech-style pils that is assertively hopped with Czech Saaz and brewed with decoction (cooked) malt, then canned unfiltered for a clean finish and subtle malt sweetness. River City continues Saint Benjamin Brewing’s dedication to producing clean, refreshing lagers in the true German tradition, a time-honored staple in the state of Pennsylvania.

Their commitment to old world styles caused the Inquirer’s Brewvitational judges to heap praise on Pilsner Prosim, saying in May 2017: “The brewery’s new German-made brewing system has paid off with brewer Andrew Foss’ classically crisp Euro-style pilsner, which uses a traditional decoction method to achieve a slightly darker color without any added sweetness. Judges’ comments: Bright hoppy-liciousnness; Clean and malt-forward; Light and crushable.”


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