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newcigarz
03-30-2011, 09:01 AM
Maybe we can use this thread to keep track of the goings on in the Beer world. Seems like everyday there is some tidbit of news that affects someone/somewhere who enjoys a cold one.



Great Divide Brewing Pulls Out of 4 States and 2 Regions:

We are pulling out of MI, RI, DE and CT due to our exponentially increasing orders. Additionally, we are pulling out of DC and southern and central VA. While we are excited to see this massive growth, we simply do not have the production capability to keep up with these orders. We appreciate the loyalty that our customers have shared with us in these states and hope to be back in the future.

jmsremax
03-30-2011, 09:07 AM
I like the idea and that sucks that GD is pulling products from those states. I hope they don't pull more states from New England because I absolutely LOVE Yeti! :dr

hammondc
03-30-2011, 09:09 AM
One of my favorites.

awsmith4
03-30-2011, 09:10 AM
I wonder if we are going to see more and more of this.

Some breweries seem to be handling it proactive though, like Cigar City. They have been approved for GA but are not going to ship until they can figure out demand issues in their current markets.

newcigarz
03-30-2011, 09:13 AM
I wonder if we are going to see more and more of this.

Some breweries seem to be handling it proactive though, like Cigar City. They have been approved for GA but are not going to ship until they can figure out demand issues in their current markets.

Yep, and some like GI turn to AB for help, for better or worse.

cobra03
03-30-2011, 10:21 AM
It is definitly unusual to see a company pull out of an area because of to high a demand for product.

BigCat
03-30-2011, 10:27 AM
They must not have gotten very far into Michigan. I've never seen it anywhere.

jmsremax
03-30-2011, 10:33 AM
It is definitly unusual to see a company pull out of an area because of to high a demand for product.

My logic could be wrong, but the way I see it is this:
Would you rather ship low quantities to 10 states and have it move quickly thus creating inadequate supply for the quantity demanded or supply only 5 states with an adequate supply in order to satisfy demand. :2


Either way it's disappointing for those states that are longer receiving GD products.

**I was using arbitrary numbers just to make a case**

N2 GOLD
03-30-2011, 11:23 AM
Sure, that works... :tu

cobra03
03-30-2011, 12:04 PM
My logic could be wrong, but the way I see it is this:
Would you rather ship low quantities to 10 states and have it move quickly thus creating inadequate supply for the quantity demanded or supply only 5 states with an adequate supply in order to satisfy demand. :2


Either way it's disappointing for those states that are longer receiving GD products.

**I was using arbitrary numbers just to make a case**

I agree with you there. Its just pretty uncommon in todays day and age. Either companies are pulling out due to lack of business or they forgo quality to try and capitalize on that demand.

b0rderman
03-30-2011, 01:43 PM
I hope they can meet demand at the tap room 5 blocks away! :)

awsmith4
03-30-2011, 02:05 PM
I agree with you there. Its just pretty uncommon in todays day and age. Either companies are pulling out due to lack of business or they forgo quality to try and capitalize on that demand.

It may unusual business wise, but with the craft beer market becoming more highly competitive it would be detrimental to their business to start producing a lower quality product. Customers are becoming more aware of what quality is and with user review sites ratings being posted as advertisement on shelves it is very important that the beers continue to deliver.

Salvelinus
03-30-2011, 04:43 PM
Not so much new about beer, but a cool offer from a brewery...

Southern Tier is giving away a free blue spruce with every 422 six pack purchase on earth day. 422 is a great lawnmower beer, and I like trees. Too bad I don't live closer to the brewery or I'd be knocking down an old fence and planting a row of blue spruces.

cobra03
03-30-2011, 08:42 PM
Not so much new about beer, but a cool offer from a brewery...

Southern Tier is giving away a free blue spruce with every 422 six pack purchase on earth day. 422 is a great lawnmower beer, and I like trees. Too bad I don't live closer to the brewery or I'd be knocking down an old fence and planting a row of blue spruces.

Hmmm if i owned a house or yard it might be worth the trip. i have been meaning to go anyway its only about 1 1/2 hrs away.

Bill86
03-30-2011, 09:49 PM
Rumor has it Dogfish head is pulling out of 14 states? This is what they said at my liquor store. Including TN :td

awsmith4
03-30-2011, 09:53 PM
Rumor has it Dogfish head is pulling out of 14 states? This is what they said at my liquor store. Including TN :td

Thats soooooooooo last month :p

That sucks that y'all lost DFH and Great Divide. Let me know if there is anything you are ever looking for (under 14% stupid GA) and I'll see what I can do.

jmsremax
03-30-2011, 09:54 PM
Rumor has it Dogfish head is pulling out of 14 states? This is what they said at my liquor store. Including TN :td

Oh WTF! :su Is there a list of the states?

Stick
03-30-2011, 10:22 PM
Oh WTF! :su Is there a list of the states?

They are pulling distribution to four states and exports to the UK and Canada. The states are Tennessee, Rhode Island, Indiana, and Wisconsin. They also said they'd be limiting distribution of some of their beers, which I guess means the limited stuff will be more limited (geographically).

http://www.dogfish.com/community/blogfish/members/sam/thanks-for-understanding.htm

ODLS1
03-30-2011, 10:27 PM
Speaking of DFH... Supposedly "Big Beer" killed the Brewmasters show threatening to pull ads.

http://www.boston.com/ae/specials/culturedesk/2011/03/anthony_bourdain_discovery_kil.html

Bill86
03-30-2011, 10:34 PM
Thats soooooooooo last month :p

That sucks that y'all lost DFH and Great Divide. Let me know if there is anything you are ever looking for (under 14% stupid GA) and I'll see what I can do.

Well I'm out of the loop. Ouch 14% limited, no WWS for you guys :td No 120 minute either....brutal.

I never had Great Divide, I don't think it was ever here so no loss there for me. DFH is probably my favorite brewery so that sucks. The liquor store said they were saving their last DFH brews for the regulars (obviously this includes me). Everyone else gets the "we don't have anymore". I'm still sure they will be out in the next few months, hopefully if I have some extra $$$ I can snag a case.

Either way though very $hitty. Worst news I've heard in quite a bit.

newcigarz
04-01-2011, 05:38 AM
:r


http://www.arrogantbastard.com/shotz/

http://www.arrogantbastard.com/shotz/images/main-image2.jpg

jmsremax
04-01-2011, 07:21 AM
That is weird....

newcigarz
04-01-2011, 07:35 AM
That is weird....


April fools.

awsmith4
04-04-2011, 10:50 AM
Founders to bottle in large format, does this mean we'll see CBS???

http://atlantabeermaster.com/founders-to-go-big-bottle/

ChicagoWhiteSox
04-04-2011, 11:05 AM
Founders to bottle in large format, does this mean we'll see CBS???

http://atlantabeermaster.com/founders-to-go-big-bottle/

This would be great. I personally like 750's, plus having more beer options is good too.

ChicagoWhiteSox
04-04-2011, 11:08 AM
Also, for those who don't know, Founders has a new beer coming out. It's a 4.7%abv IPA called "All Day IPA"

http://www.foundersbrewing.com/blog/beer/help-us-pick-a-label

ChicagoWhiteSox
04-04-2011, 11:10 AM
More news:

Bell's Brewery Inc. to begin selling beer in cans in 2012

http://www.mlive.com/kalamabrew/index.ssf/2011/03/bells_brewery_inc_to_install_c.html

ChicagoWhiteSox
04-04-2011, 11:16 AM
Thought this was interesting, a new label for Stone RIS.

http://beernews.org/2011/03/stone-imperial-russian-stout-classic-2011-sneak-peak/#more-18080

cobra03
04-04-2011, 07:14 PM
New York senator Schumer supports bill that would cut excise tax on small breweries across upstate New York by 50%. Just read that. Its nice to see some one looking out for the small breweries.


http://beernews.org/2011/02/ny-senator-says-beer-act-legislation-to-soon-be-re-introduced/

awsmith4
05-03-2011, 10:13 AM
Sierra Nevada is looking to expand

http://beernews.org/2011/04/sierra-nevada-brewing-looking-to-open-east-coast-headquarters/

newcigarz
05-03-2011, 10:51 AM
Sierra Nevada is looking to expand

http://beernews.org/2011/04/sierra-nevada-brewing-looking-to-open-east-coast-headquarters/

:tu

awsmith4
05-10-2011, 02:41 PM
Here's another for you Tony

http://atlantabeermaster.com/life-limb-regrows-in-2011/

Maybe you'll get some this time around

Skywalker
05-10-2011, 02:48 PM
Here's another for you Tony

http://atlantabeermaster.com/life-limb-regrows-in-2011/

Maybe you'll get some this time around

Good stuff!!!:dr

newcigarz
05-10-2011, 03:04 PM
Here's another for you Tony

http://atlantabeermaster.com/life-limb-regrows-in-2011/

Maybe you'll get some this time around

Hopefully. Got a few new connections since the last release.

awsmith4
05-11-2011, 10:08 AM
Gravity Activated Pouring

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tks1RxUJbUo&feature=player_embedded

Blindjimme
05-11-2011, 10:12 AM
Brilliant! :tu

newcigarz
05-11-2011, 10:38 AM
Gravity Activated Pouring

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tks1RxUJbUo&feature=player_embedded

Watched a few of those yesterday, pretty funny.

newcigarz
05-13-2011, 11:05 AM
Shoppers Vineyard has Hellhound if anyone is looking for it.

http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/store/pc/DOGFISH-HEAD-HELLHOUND-ON-MY-ALE-180p15175.htm

kaisersozei
05-13-2011, 11:56 AM
Not so much beer "news", as two excellent blog articles about craft brew labels:

First the good:

http://aleheads.com/2011/04/07/labelmania/

then the bad & the ugly:

http://aleheads.com/2011/04/14/labelmania-ii-the-dull-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

Good reading, even if you don't agree with his ratings :tu

Ol' Times Cigars
05-14-2011, 02:20 PM
For anyone who is interested, Sam Adams Utopia 2011 is out. I was lucky enough to snag a bottle on Thursday. I think that is the day it was released so it hasnt many stores yet.

Salvelinus
05-14-2011, 03:47 PM
Not so much beer "news", as two excellent blog articles about craft brew labels:

First the good:

http://aleheads.com/2011/04/07/labelmania/

then the bad & the ugly:

http://aleheads.com/2011/04/14/labelmania-ii-the-dull-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

Good reading, even if you don't agree with his ratings :tu

I can't believe they didn't show a shot of the old Mcniells labels in the bad list. They deserve number two, but their old labels were even worse. Literally craft paper with black font usually slapped on the beer somewhat sideways

Blindjimme
05-14-2011, 04:12 PM
That was a good, fun read. Thanks Gerard.

kaisersozei
06-21-2011, 10:39 AM
Sierra Nevada is considering expanding brewery operations into Virginia:

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/289776

Second on the short list behind someplace south of Knoxville, but I'm hoping for the best!:gl

Shadow
06-21-2011, 02:07 PM
Sierra Nevada is considering expanding brewery operations into Virginia:

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/289776

Second on the short list behind someplace south of Knoxville, but I'm hoping for the best!:gl

Keeping my fingers crossed!

ChicagoWhiteSox
07-09-2011, 03:25 PM
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Cranbic should be out soon, if not now.

newcigarz
07-22-2011, 06:26 AM
Alabama to get Limited Release Cigar City beer



TAMPA BREWERY PAYS TRIBUTE TO MONTGOMERY AREA BAND

On July 29, Tampaís Cigar City Brewing will release Black Whole, A Multi-Dimensional Ale in honor of Montgomery-area band El Chupa Cobras. Only 144 cases of the beer will be sold in the U.S., and it will only be available in Tampa, in the Birmingham area and at El Rey Burrito Lounge, a longtime supporter of fine craft beers in Montgomery.

About the beer

Black Whole is a multi-dimensional ale that takes many twists and turns similar to our daily lives. It has a big chocolate expression with moderate caramel notes, complex toasted to biscuit notes and hints of clove and black licorice. Don your chocolate mask and discover the meaning of life as you sip this complex, dark beer.

Black Whole is a tribute to El Chupa Cobras, a mathy indie band from Montgomery, Alabama. This effort came about from our realization that craft beer and indie music have a lot in common. Wayne Wambles, our head brewer, and Kenny Johnson, the front man for El Chupa Cobras, played in indie bands together many years ago and this tribute is for all indie music fans and craft beer lovers.



http://burritolounge.com/Cigar_City_Black_Whole.html

kaisersozei
08-05-2011, 01:38 PM
I thought this was a cool story. Chris Ray, relief pitcher for the Mariners, is also a homebrewer. He plans to open a craft brewery in Ashland, VA, named "Center of the Universe" (which is the town slogan, of sorts.) I was talking with a bartender at a local pub yesterday, and he pointed me to this story.


Chris Ray Brews One Up for Operation Homefront

COTU brewing company, the future brewery of Mariners pitcher Chris Ray, has partnered with Fremont Brewery, a Seattle local brewery for a special occasion: a beer that will be sold for charity at Safeco Field.

The beer? Homefront IPA.

The proceeds will go to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization that helps families of soldiers overseas.

But this beer can't be sold without a baseball twist! Louisville slugger has graciously donated maple bats on which the beer will be aged. After the fermentation process is over, the bats will be pulled out, dried and signed by the Mariners players to be auctioned off.

Chris has been a homebrewer for a few years now, trading recipes and talking shop with his brother Phil in Florida. Homebrewing started out as a project, says Chris.

"I'm a project kind of person. I work with my hands to build something, and don't stop until it's done. Brewing beer allows me to repeat the process countless times by changing just one simple ingredient or all of them. It's a way to be creative where no one will judge you because if they do, no beer for them!"

Chris is like a mad scientist in his basement, brewing up flavors like Sweet Potato Ale, Rootbeer IPA and Banana Hefferveisan. He shares his passion (and beers) with his brother Phil, who brews a variety of different IPAs, IBAs and Porters.

Center of the Universe Brewing, his Virginia brewery, is a little ways from coming to fruition so Chris decided to partner with a local brewery in Seattle. Chris chose Fremont Brewing Company after a short question and answer session with one of the scorekeepers at Safeco Field (he happens to be the commissioner of the Brewers Association in Washington).

"We set up a meeting and between trying their delicious beers and philosophy on brewing, I felt it matched up with COTU (short for Center of the Universe Brewing)", Chris explained.

So now that he had the brewery to brew his beer, and a place to sell it (Safeco Field), he needed a charity to donate the proceeds to. After much talk, Chris and Matt Lincecum (owner of Fremont Brewing Company) decided on a military charity, which brought them to a short list of charities.

"For the final cut, I asked a good friend of mine who is stationed in Afghanistan which one he thought was best. Operation Homefront won. I called the local branch and they were on board immediately. I consider our soldiers our family. They protect us, we should support them. If I can brew a giant batch of beer and as a result money is given to the charity, I can't think of anything cooler than that".

The release of Homefront IPA will be on July 29th at Safeco Field.


http://cotubrewing.com/COTU_Blog.html

More on Operation Homefront: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Homefront

ChicagoWhiteSox
08-07-2011, 04:25 PM
Sounds good to me.
http://beernews.org/tag/avery-immitis/

newcigarz
08-07-2011, 05:23 PM
Sounds good to me.
http://beernews.org/tag/avery-immitis/

mmm, I like sours.

ChicagoWhiteSox
08-07-2011, 07:38 PM
mmm, I like sours.

As do I:D

ChicagoWhiteSox
08-12-2011, 10:52 AM
CBS is the next 750 release from Founders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:noon:noon:no on

Call everyone you know, it's the best day for beer lovers!!:r:r

ChicagoWhiteSox
08-12-2011, 10:58 AM
CBS will be out in September. Also, Black Biscuit should be the third release from Founders big bottles.

People believe Cashew Mountain may be bottled before the end of the year as well.

Fall/Winter beer releases are the best.

ChicagoWhiteSox
08-13-2011, 03:13 PM
http://beerstreetjournal.com/images/Founders-CBS-570x513.jpg

newcigarz
08-13-2011, 05:12 PM
http://beerstreetjournal.com/images/Founders-CBS-570x513.jpg

:dr

awsmith4
08-15-2011, 09:32 AM
http://beerstreetjournal.com/images/Founders-CBS-570x513.jpg

Shhhhhhhhh :D

Blak Smyth
08-15-2011, 09:34 AM
http://beerstreetjournal.com/images/Founders-CBS-570x513.jpg

This looks mighty tasty!

I think my next case will be a Founders variety pack. I havent tried anything from them yet, but everybody says great things.

ChicagoWhiteSox
08-15-2011, 10:17 AM
Shhhhhhhhh :D

There's no way this release will be hush hush:D
This beer is number one on my "to try" list, I'm really hoping to get a few bottles.

ChicagoWhiteSox
08-15-2011, 10:23 AM
Boogoop by Three Floyds and Mikkeller.
I've enjoyed the "goop" project, so this sounds good to me.
http://www.beernews.org/2011/08/new-beer-labels-mikkeller-three-floyds-rogue-ales-the-brew-kettle-and-more/#more-22280

Making plans for a trip to Three Floyds in the fall now, have to get fall releases from them:tu

GreekGodX
08-15-2011, 10:50 AM
I'm determined to get some CBS, I will drive to Grand Rapids and bottle it myself if I have to! :su

ChicagoWhiteSox
08-15-2011, 10:53 AM
I'm determined to get some CBS, I will drive to Grand Rapids and bottle it myself if I have to! :su

Show up at Founders on the release day, you will be able to get two bottles.

ChicagoWhiteSox
08-19-2011, 01:59 PM
Looks like I will be going to Founders on the CBS release day with a friend.

Any guys want to meet up for cigars at Founders October 1st?

cort
08-20-2011, 03:19 PM
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn91/gwc4sc/2011-08-20_13-15-45_823.jpg

boom
08-20-2011, 07:05 PM
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn91/gwc4sc/2011-08-20_13-15-45_823.jpg

Yea buddy!!!!

cort
08-21-2011, 11:29 AM
Just realized I posted the above pic in the wrong section. I thought I clicked on Beer hauls not Beer News. Sorry guys. My bad

Bill86
08-21-2011, 11:36 AM
Just realized I posted the above pic in the wrong section. I thought I clicked on Beer hauls not Beer News. Sorry guys. My bad

Did you try one yet? If so how are they?

Salvelinus
08-28-2011, 11:06 AM
Bill I'm a big fan of the dark IPA, and this one didn't disappoint as far as my taste buds were concerned.

The Alchemist Brewery is opening it's cannery to the public next Friday. I'm hoping to be able to stop in and grab some Heady Topper pounders before heading for a little Labor Day recreating. One of my all time favorite IPAs.

Salvelinus
08-29-2011, 07:33 AM
Twitter update from the Alchemist brewpub.

The alchemist pub and brewery 2003-2011. Like a phoenix from the flames we shall be reborn..... The floodwaters have inundated the pub.....

I know more important things were lost to this hurricane, but as a beer lover this one hurts. Hopefully the cannery opens as plans, and they get things back up and running quickly at the pub.

kaisersozei
09-07-2011, 10:46 AM
The "beer black market"--never heard of this, but I should have guessed eBay would be used to resell HTF beers :(

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/beers-black-market/2011/09/01/gIQAsL0D7J_story.html

newcigarz
09-08-2011, 04:29 PM
For you California folks.

http://beernews.org/2011/09/the-bruery-black-tuesday-2011-release-party-details/

newcigarz
10-01-2011, 07:12 AM
this sounds good. :dr
Goose Island is perhaps best known for itís Bourbon County Series. That has been expanded this year to include the Bourbon County Bramble Rye. The stout was aged in whiskey barrels, allegedly from Heaven Hill, and 60lbs of raspberries and blackberries per barrel were added.

http://www.fototime.com/98702CEC8407F8A/standard.jpg

kaisersozei
10-02-2011, 08:48 AM
GABF Winners

http://www.brewersassociation.org/pages/media/press-releases/show?title=2011-great-american-beer-festival-winners-announced

newcigarz
10-08-2011, 10:19 AM
Old Rasputin is one of my favs, now this. :banger

http://www.fototime.com/6C781E485BF32B1/orig.jpg

Resipsa
10-08-2011, 11:59 AM
Old Rasputin is one of my favs, now this. :banger

http://www.fototime.com/6C781E485BF32B1/orig.jpg

Hopefully they don't price it like they do the cellar reserve old stock ale. I loves me sum old stock ale, but I'm not paying $25.00 a 16oz bottle of the barrel aged version.

Same logic follows for old raz. Reasonable pricing, please:banger

Matt-N-Ga
10-08-2011, 04:43 PM
Heres a link concerning Founders recent comments on the distribution of CBS.

http://beerstreetjournal.com/a-letter-to-the-cbs-loving-people-from-founders/

newcigarz
10-14-2011, 03:06 PM
Another favorite gets the Barrel treatment. May need Skywalker to help me get this one as it's brewery only ;)


http://www.fototime.com/16714ACDFF96F2C/standard.jpg

http://beerstreetjournal.com/barrel-aged-bigfoot-in-2012/

newcigarz
10-17-2011, 09:59 AM
Miller Coors craft brewing division buys minority stake in Terrapin

http://www.drinks-business-review.com/news/miller-coors-craft-brewing-division-buys-minority-stake-in-terrapin-171011

Skywalker
10-17-2011, 01:22 PM
Another favorite gets the Barrel treatment. May need Skywalker to help me get this one as it's brewery only ;)


http://www.fototime.com/16714ACDFF96F2C/standard.jpg

http://beerstreetjournal.com/barrel-aged-bigfoot-in-2012/

I'll keep my eyes open for this one!:tu

Doctorossi
10-17-2011, 01:29 PM
http://www.fototime.com/6C781E485BF32B1/orig.jpg

:dr Oh, lord!

Gotta run to the store...

newcigarz
10-17-2011, 04:06 PM
I'll keep my eyes open for this one!:tu

We can work a trade! :noon

landhoney
10-17-2011, 04:12 PM
this sounds good. :dr
Goose Island is perhaps best known for itís Bourbon County Series. That has been expanded this year to include the Bourbon County Bramble Rye. The stout was aged in whiskey barrels, allegedly from Heaven Hill, and 60lbs of raspberries and blackberries per barrel were added.

http://www.fototime.com/98702CEC8407F8A/standard.jpg

ISO..............:tu

ir13
10-17-2011, 05:03 PM
ISO..............:tu

Ditto

Skywalker
10-17-2011, 05:22 PM
We can work a trade! :noon :tu

newcigarz
11-02-2011, 05:32 AM
Final release of Victory Dark Intrigue - Any PA beer lovers going to this? I'm looking for bottle(s). LMK

http://victorybeer.com/blog/dark-intrigue-release/

http://victorybeer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/VictoryDarkIntrigue2.jpg

Skywalker
11-02-2011, 01:13 PM
Sierra Nevada says no to Tennessee plant

ALCOA, Tenn. ó Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has decided against locating a brewery in Alcoa, even after state lawmakers changed a law to entice the venture to east Tennessee, a Blount County economic development executive says.

A spokesman for the Blount Partnership said today that the Chico-based company notified them that the site in Alcoa is no longer being considered, the Associated Press reported.

Blount Partnership spokesman Jeff Muir said the family-owned brewing company told the partnership that differences from California's climate were a factor in the decision.

As an enticement for the $200 million plant and some 100 jobs, Tennessee lawmakers had passed a measure allowing on-site sales of high-alcohol beer and sampling products at a taproom and restaurant.

Sierra Nevada said last spring that it would like to expand somewhere east of the Mississippi River, and hoped to have a decision by the end of summer. A Blount County official earlier told the newspaper Blount Today that Alcoa and Roanoke, Va., where the two finalists for the plant. Sierra Nevada officials have not commented on particular sites.

kaisersozei
11-02-2011, 01:16 PM
Sierra Nevada says no to Tennessee plant

ALCOA, Tenn. — Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has decided against locating a brewery in Alcoa, even after state lawmakers changed a law to entice the venture to east Tennessee, a Blount County economic development executive says.

A spokesman for the Blount Partnership said today that the Chico-based company notified them that the site in Alcoa is no longer being considered, the Associated Press reported.

Blount Partnership spokesman Jeff Muir said the family-owned brewing company told the partnership that differences from California's climate were a factor in the decision.

As an enticement for the $200 million plant and some 100 jobs, Tennessee lawmakers had passed a measure allowing on-site sales of high-alcohol beer and sampling products at a taproom and restaurant.

Sierra Nevada said last spring that it would like to expand somewhere east of the Mississippi River, and hoped to have a decision by the end of summer. A Blount County official earlier told the newspaper Blount Today that Alcoa and Roanoke, Va., where the two finalists for the plant. Sierra Nevada officials have not commented on particular sites.

It's still 4 hours away but a lot closer than 3 time zones! :noon

Blount Partnership spokesman Jeff Muir said the family-owned brewing company told the partnership that differences from California's climate were a factor in the decision.
And Virginia has earthquakes, so they'll feel right at home.

If, in fact, Roanoke gets the plant :gl :gl

newcigarz
11-04-2011, 05:33 PM
Shed a tear when I read this.

http://beerstreetjournal.com/dogfish-cancels-november-release-of-squall/

MNSmoker
11-04-2011, 07:04 PM
Looks like I might have a chance to actually try Westy 12!

http://www.brewbound.com/news/westvleteren-beer-to-be-distributed-in-u-s

kaisersozei
11-04-2011, 11:26 PM
Shed a tear when I read this.

http://beerstreetjournal.com/dogfish-cancels-november-release-of-squall/

Only 1 tear, though, my other eye was smiling: second release of B1tches Brew! :banger

Trace63
11-05-2011, 11:09 AM
Meh *****es Brew wasnt too impressive.

Im already on the list for the Westy though :D

Bill86
11-05-2011, 11:16 AM
Looks like I might have a chance to actually try Westy 12!

http://www.brewbound.com/news/westvleteren-beer-to-be-distributed-in-u-s

Oh nice!

I'd love to try this as well. Hopefully TN gets some.

hammondc
11-05-2011, 11:23 AM
no WWS for you guys

This is one I am dying to try, but has not come to Texas yet. Dammit.

newcigarz
11-09-2011, 08:53 AM
http://beerstreetjournal.com/sunday-sales-passes-in-georgia/

Wanger
11-09-2011, 09:53 AM
Only 1 tear, though, my other eye was smiling: second release of B1tches Brew! :banger

We still have a bottle of BB in the basement. :p Unfortunately, they don't distribute to WI any more (I'm still in MN, though) and we're now 10 min from a great liquor store in Hudson.

newcigarz
12-13-2011, 12:59 PM
Sierra Nevada to release cans next year

http://beerstreetjournal.com/pic-of-sierra-nevada-cans-surface/

BeerAdvocate
12-17-2011, 08:22 PM
Lagunitas to release "Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale" again:

http://beernews.org/2011/12/no-lagunitas-hairy-eyeball-in-2012-but-you-will-get-lagunitas-sucks-holiday-leftovers-ale/

ChicagoWhiteSox
12-18-2011, 11:53 AM
Newest backstage to be released in Feb 2012.
http://beernews.org/2011/12/founders-curmudgeons-better-half-to-be-released-day-before-valentines-day/

newcigarz
12-27-2011, 08:08 PM
:banger :noon :banger

http://beerstreetjournal.com/your-hopslam-heads-up-january-2012/

ChicagoWhiteSox
12-27-2011, 08:35 PM
:banger :noon :banger

http://beerstreetjournal.com/your-hopslam-heads-up-january-2012/

I'll take a case or 3:D

kaisersozei
12-28-2011, 09:21 AM
:banger :noon :banger

http://beerstreetjournal.com/your-hopslam-heads-up-january-2012/

:tu Hunting around my local B&Ms for a waiting list....

kaisersozei
12-28-2011, 02:52 PM
:banger :noon :banger

More: Looks like draft available beginning 1/25, with bottles being released 2/8

http://bellsbeer.com/blog/65-2012_Bell___s_Hopslam_release_dates_announced

ChicagoWhiteSox
12-28-2011, 09:35 PM
http://beernews.org/2011/12/worlds-3rd-ranked-beer-receives-label-approval/
Yep, ISO big time!!!

icehog3
12-29-2011, 02:24 AM
http://beernews.org/2011/12/worlds-3rd-ranked-beer-receives-label-approval/
Yep, ISO big time!!!

Sounds awesome, Nate! :dr

ChicagoWhiteSox
12-30-2011, 11:25 PM
Sounds awesome, Nate! :dr

Yeah I've heard nothing but great things about it. Looks like only 450 bottles will be released at the cafe, so I will most likely never get a bottle. I may have to trade for one later.

Skywalker
01-25-2012, 11:09 AM
Sierra Nevada's picked new brewery site:tu

http://www.chicoer.com/breakingnews/ci_19816279

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-25-2012, 11:44 AM
Hopefully SN starts to branch out more in terms of style. Saisons, sours, barrel aged ales, and imperial stouts would be good.

awsmith4
01-25-2012, 12:31 PM
That will only be 3.5hrs from me, I think I will be visiting.

Skywalker
01-25-2012, 02:55 PM
Hopefully SN starts to branch out more in terms of style. Saisons, sours, barrel aged ales, and imperial stouts would be good.

If you were near the brewery you would get to try all of these and more:

http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/specialtydrafts.html

:D

Skywalker
01-25-2012, 03:00 PM
Sierra Nevada's picked new brewery site:tu

http://www.chicoer.com/breakingnews/ci_19816279

Update:

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. chooses western North Carolina for new $107 million plant

http://www.chicoer.com/breakingnews/ci_19818083

Mikes
01-25-2012, 03:08 PM
I excited to see if the Austin pizza pub get some of that 90 shilling! Its good stuff. Thanks for that psot

NCRadioMan
01-25-2012, 03:32 PM
Update:

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. chooses western North Carolina for new $107 million plant

http://www.chicoer.com/breakingnews/ci_19818083

Why not? Asheville is "Beer City USA" 3 years running. :tu

Less than an hour away from me. Too bad I don't like SN. :td

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-25-2012, 05:22 PM
If you were near the brewery you would get to try all of these and more:

http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/specialtydrafts.html

:D

I know:r They need to get some in dist. though.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-25-2012, 05:23 PM
Why not? Asheville is "Beer City USA" 3 years running. :tu

Less than an hour away from me. Too bad I don't like SN. :td

Is it the hop profile? I know a few people who don't like most of SN beers because of the hops they use.

NCRadioMan
01-25-2012, 05:33 PM
Is it the hop profile? I know a few people who don't like most of SN beers because of the hops they use.

Can't really put my finger on it. Everything I have had from SN is just, meh, to me. Not bad but not something I will go back for. :sh

awsmith4
01-25-2012, 09:55 PM
Greg I think we will need to visit the new SN brewery once opened and try again. At least we'll have a good reason to herf!

kaisersozei
01-26-2012, 08:02 AM
Happy to have a SN presence on the East coast, sorry that New River Valley lost out--will definitely be a destination trip.

newcigarz
01-31-2012, 02:14 PM
Sierra Nevada - Russian River collab.


http://beerstreetjournal.com/russian-river-sierra-nevada-collab-brux/

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-31-2012, 06:11 PM
Sierra Nevada - Russian River collab.


http://beerstreetjournal.com/russian-river-sierra-nevada-collab-brux/

Hell yes:banger

newcigarz
02-01-2012, 01:20 PM
Ships today- ISO

http://beernews.org/2012/02/goose-island-bramble-rye-bourbon-county-brand-stout-the-video/

Skywalker
02-01-2012, 01:42 PM
Sierra Nevada - Russian River collab.


http://beerstreetjournal.com/russian-river-sierra-nevada-collab-brux/

This is going to be epic!!!:noon

newcigarz
02-06-2012, 07:35 AM
anyone here get any?

http://beernews.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Black-NoteFrntLabel.jpg

yourchoice
02-06-2012, 08:16 AM
anyone here get any?

http://beernews.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Black-NoteFrntLabel.jpg

I wish...Bell's isn't currently distributed in NJ. Makes looking for this, or any other Bell's offering (HopSlam!) tough.

newcigarz
02-06-2012, 08:34 AM
I wish...Bell's isn't currently distributed in NJ. Makes looking for this, or any other Bell's offering (HopSlam!) tough.

actually it was a brewery only release

yourchoice
02-06-2012, 08:43 AM
actually it was a brewery only release

Ah, my bad...

ChicagoWhiteSox
02-06-2012, 08:56 AM
actually it was a brewery only release

Yep, and only about 400 bottles released as well. Super limited beer.

landhoney
02-06-2012, 09:11 AM
anyone here get any?

http://beernews.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Black-NoteFrntLabel.jpg

February 15th at Bx, they'll have it at a tasting :tu

Jbailey
02-06-2012, 09:28 AM
I tried Black Note at the Great Taste last year in Madison. Pretty damn good.

BeerAdvocate
03-21-2012, 05:58 PM
SN Bigfoot moving to 4pks next year

http://beerpulse.com/2012/03/why-sierra-nevada-bigfoot-is-moving-to-4-packs/

dwoodward
03-22-2012, 11:57 PM
SN Bigfoot moving to 4pks next year

http://beerpulse.com/2012/03/why-sierra-nevada-bigfoot-is-moving-to-4-packs/

Never had this beer, so this post made me pick up a 6 pack tonight at the store. Was a bit expensive, but I know from browsing it's the only place in town that has it.

It was clearly dated 2012 on the bottle. So I imagine this is a beer that could possibly get aged? What's a good length of age for these? I tried one fresh and wasn't very impressed.

Skywalker
03-23-2012, 12:24 AM
Never had this beer, so this post made me pick up a 6 pack tonight at the store. Was a bit expensive, but I know from browsing it's the only place in town that has it.

It was clearly dated 2012 on the bottle. So I imagine this is a beer that could possibly get aged? What's a good length of age for these? I tried one fresh and wasn't very impressed.

These get better with age. A year is good, but longer is even better!

Sadly I started aging in 2008:(

BeerAdvocate
03-23-2012, 08:51 AM
$10 a 6pk is a great deal for an awsome barleywine. $10 a 4pk is still worth it.
But it makes me want to buy a 2nd case of 2012 to put away so I can even have more to age. I never drink it until it has been a year old, and once I start I cant keep my hands off of it, to last any longer!

Skywalker
03-23-2012, 01:18 PM
$10 a 6pk is a great deal for an awsome barleywine. $10 a 4pk is still worth it.
But it makes me want to buy a 2nd case of 2012 to put away so I can even have more to age. I never drink it until it has been a year old, and once I start I cant keep my hands off of it, to last any longer!

Fortunately a six pack is $7.96 here!

A four pack will probably remain the same price as the six pack.

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5481/screenshot20120323at112.png
If prices keep going up, I may have to redouble my efforts on tunneling to the brewery (I live less than four miles away)!;)

kaisersozei
04-03-2012, 02:31 PM
Not really news, per se, but an interesting read

http://www.chow.com/food-news/109381/7-beers-to-drink-for-spring/

Skywalker
04-05-2012, 01:16 AM
Not really news, per se, but an interesting read

http://www.chow.com/food-news/109381/7-beers-to-drink-for-spring/

All of these are new to me!

newcigarz
04-05-2012, 05:17 PM
Congrats to Asheville!

http://beerpulse.com/2012/04/new-belgium-announces-asheville-as-location-for-second-brewery/

kaisersozei
04-14-2012, 09:05 AM
http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2012/04/alabama_wont_allow_founders_br.html

:sh

Skywalker
04-14-2012, 09:21 AM
http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2012/04/alabama_wont_allow_founders_br.html

:sh

Does this mean you aren't allowed in Alabama, Gerard??? You Magnificent Bastard!:D

kaisersozei
04-28-2012, 12:53 PM
http://beerstreetjournal.com/senate-passes-bill-to-allow-beer-wine-through-mail/

:tu

cobra03
04-28-2012, 11:36 PM
Sweet i will be able to mail beer via usps..... because i have never done that before.

T.G
05-06-2012, 09:15 AM
Lagunitas is opening a second brewery in Chicago:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-lagunitas-to-open-new-brewery-in-chicago-20120410,0,4644630.story

This news actually broke about about a month ago, but it all happened so fast that it seems to have flown under most people's radar.

ChicagoWhiteSox
05-06-2012, 02:01 PM
Lagunitas is opening a second brewery in Chicago:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-lagunitas-to-open-new-brewery-in-chicago-20120410,0,4644630.story

This news actually broke about about a month ago, but it all happened so fast that it seems to have flown under most people's radar.

This is great for Chicago:tu

Skywalker
05-07-2012, 09:18 PM
Lagunitas is opening a second brewery in Chicago:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-lagunitas-to-open-new-brewery-in-chicago-20120410,0,4644630.story

This news actually broke about about a month ago, but it all happened so fast that it seems to have flown under most people's radar.

In other news - I was talking to Lagunitas owner, Tony Magee the other night, he said all their beers should be considered "hard to find", due to old equipment being torn down and new equipment stalled in shipping delays!

I hope they get their new equipment soon!:(

T.G
05-07-2012, 09:32 PM
In other news - I was talking to Lagunitas owner, Tony Magee the other night, he said all their beers should be considered "hard to find", due to old equipment being torn down and new equipment stalled in shipping delays!

I hope they get their new equipment soon!:(

Thanks for the update. I remember reading that story from one of their six-pack carriers earlier this year, something about one of the new copper kettles being damaged in shipping and that they were waiting on the replacement. Didn't realize it was delayed that much and that they had started knocking down the old brewhouse rig. Ouch.

newcigarz
05-30-2012, 06:26 PM
http://hopsforheroes.com/participating-breweries

Trying to get one beer from each of the participating breweries. The only one left is 21st Amendment. Any SF BOTLS who can help out it would be appreciated. I have bottles of the Cigar City version available to trade. :tu

Skywalker
07-10-2012, 09:52 AM
Sierra Nevada and Russian River Breweries collaborate on Brux Beer:

http://beerpulse.com/2012/01/brux-domesticated-wild-ale-sierra-nevada-russian-river-collab-label-approved/

http://beerstreetjournal.com/sierra-nevada-russian-river-collab-brux-arrives/

ChicagoWhiteSox
07-10-2012, 10:43 AM
Sierra Nevada and Russian River Breweries collaborate on Brux Beer:

http://beerpulse.com/2012/01/brux-domesticated-wild-ale-sierra-nevada-russian-river-collab-label-approved/

http://beerstreetjournal.com/sierra-nevada-russian-river-collab-brux-arrives/

Has this started to hit stores yet? The article said "summer" but I haven't seen this out at all.

Skywalker
07-10-2012, 11:18 AM
Has this started to hit stores yet? The article said "summer" but I haven't seen this out at all.

It was just released this week.:tu

Skywalker
07-10-2012, 12:25 PM
I scored a couple of bottles at the Brewery this morning!!!:noon

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/224/screenshot20120710at102.png

It's not cheap at $15.00 a bottle! Hope it's worth it!!!

awsmith4
07-10-2012, 12:26 PM
Just got word that Brux hit shelves here, I am contemplating picking up a bottle or two.

Skywalker
09-13-2012, 05:59 PM
Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada are brewing together again: Rhizing Bines

http://www.dogfish.com/community/news/press-releases/dogfish-sierra-nevada-brew-east-meets-west-imperial-ipa.htm

Salvelinus
01-03-2013, 06:50 PM
Rocky mountain oyster stout...probably not seeking this one out.

http://www.wynkoop.com/beer-blog/item/150-wynkoop-to-release-ballsiest-beer-ever

kaisersozei
01-05-2013, 10:20 AM
Rocky mountain oyster stout...probably not seeking this one out.

http://www.wynkoop.com/beer-blog/item/150-wynkoop-to-release-ballsiest-beer-ever

Harpoon did an oyster stout which was actually not too bad, a little briny with a mineral-like finish, I think it reviewed pretty well.

Although, a much different "oyster" :sw

kaisersozei
01-07-2013, 11:08 AM
Brooklyn Brewery opening a new plant..... in Stockholm?!

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brooklyn-brewery-open-plant-sweden-article-1.1234298