There is just something special about overtime. Sitting on the edge of your seat, biting your nails as each and every play is under an intense microscope. Has there been anything more exciting than these first two overtime games of the Stanley Cup Finals? Of course there hasn’t. It just makes sense to pair these types of moments with a craft beer that is just as exciting. This is where I would like to introduce you to the Beer Works Overtime Series. These limited release beers highlight the creativity and skill of the brewers at Beer Works. By introducing a mix of unusual ingredients and variations on traditional styles they have truly tested the limits of beer.
Now available in package is the first release in the series: RIPA. What does RIPA exactly stand for you ask? It is Rosemary Imperial Pale Ale. If you attended the American Craft Beer Fest (ACBF) earlier this month, you would have had the opportunity to sample RIPA at the Beer Works station. To tell you the truth, I did not know what to expect from this beer. But, I was pleasantly surprised. This beer has a very hoppy IPA base with a unique bitter and flower profile coming from the rosemary.
What do you want in a summer beer? I know that I want something that is relatively low in alcohol since I’ll probably want to consume more than one. While shandies are very popular, and they are often my lower alcohol choice, there are times when I want my beer to be just, well, beer.
Juneau brewery partners with Ben E. Keith Company to bring a “taste of Alaska” to the Lone Star State
Juneau brewery partners with Ben E. Keith Company to bring a "taste of Alaska" to the Lone Star State
Craft Brewers Guild wishes to extend our sincere congratulations to the following breweries for being recognized for their excellence at this year's GABF competition.
Mid-Size Brewing Company and Mid-Size Brewing Company
Brewer of the Year
Firestone Walker Brewing Co, Paso Robles, CA
Category: 6 Herb and Spice Beer - 92 Entries
Bronze: CBC Heather Ale, Cambridge Brewing Co., Cambridge, MA
Category: 9 Specialty Beer - 24 Entries
Gold: Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Rogue Ales, Newport, OR
Category: 12 Session Beer - 44 Entries
If you haven't stumbled on this video from the 2010 GABF yet, please check it out. Beer Nation did a nice segment from the Farm to Table Food Pavilion at this year's Great American Beer Festival. Special release craft beers were paired-up with dishes made with local ingredients by students at the Culinary School of the Rockies. This terrific event celebrated the world of craft beer and its well-deserved place at the table. Insert: clapping and whistling!
So I get this email from my friend & local bar owner Dave about this bill that's been introduced in the New York State Assembly that requires the "reasonable guidelines" that all bars/restaurants in areas w/populations over 1 million (ie: New York City) & have either rooftop or backyard areas to have a permit to do so. Now that alone doesn't sound all that bad.
In late 2009, Sixpoint Craft Ales President Shane Welch and Sixpoint Engineer David Liatti were having a pint of Sixpoint Sweet Action at The Modern - the bar and restaurant adjacent to the world famous Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Earlier that day, Shane and Dave attended a design exhibit which featured one of David's products. Afterwards, they decided to hit up the Museum. After an afternoon of viewing the likes of Piet Mondrian, Andrew Wyeth, Salvador Dali, and Andy Warhol, Dave and Shane kicked back and began to have a beer-inspired discussion about the true meaning of Modern art - what it is, and where it could be found. After some deliberation, they had their "aha" moment - to discover real MODERN ART one need not look further than the product they created on a daily basis - sitting right in front of their own eyes. Could it actually be that real modern art is not confined to austere museums - on display to isolated bystanders - but rather flowing from the taps in bars all around NYC? Has a grassroots, productive and creative renaissance swept NYC, and the entire country? If not, they concluded, they were determined to make it so!