Monthly Archives: January 2012

New DFH bottles

New embossed bottles will start rolling off the bottling lines soon from Dogfish Head!


Hop Project #63 is full of Australian Galaxy hops

Via yazoo blog:

This is the one I personally have been really anticipating. Last year I managed to get my hands on just a little bit of Australian Galaxy hops, which we used as just a finishing hop in one of the Hop Projects. But we couldn’t make very much of it, and I went back to trying to source a larger amount. Well, we got lucky and found enough this year to do a nice long run of Hop Project #63, featuring this great hop from down under, in both a flavor and aroma hop role. It’s got a wonderfully ripe fruity nose, with a long, lingering, and clean bitterness. We made 160 bbls of it so far (equivalent to about 2000 cases) so we should be able to get some out to all the areas that sell Yazoo Hop Project over the next month. Look for it in Nashville first, then Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Jackson and Vicksburg, MS; and very soon along the MS coast!


Flying Dog to can IPA

Flying Dog Brewery is releasing Snake Dog IPA in cans. This adds to the new trend of canning craft beer along side Abita, Cigar City, Red Hook, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blue tall boys, Goose Island, Asheville Brewing….and so on.

Sierra Nevada Confirmation

This is the official release from the website. I’m pretty excited about this!

Sierra Nevada Chooses Asheville‐Area for Eastern Brewery Expansion

CONTACT: Bill Manley 
(530) 893–‐3520

CHICO, Calif. — Jan. 25, 2012 —Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is pleased to announce that it has chosen a site in western North Carolina for the future home of an East Coast brewery. The site, approximately 90 acres in the Henderson County Town of Mills River— along the French Broad River, 12 miles south of Asheville — will be home to the new production facility, as well as a proposed restaurant and gift shop. “We are thrilled to have found an ideal location in western North Carolina for our second brewery,” says Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada. “The beer culture, water quality and quality of life are excellent. We feel lucky to be a part of this community.”

The new facility will add much needed capacity for Sierra Nevada, and will allow for the quick shipment of brewery-fresh beer to consumers in the east. The East Coast brewery will start with a capacity around 300,000 barrels, with room to grow. The added barrelage will accommodate wider production of the myriad of seasonal beers and bottled specialties Sierra Nevada has produced in recent years, as well as an expansion of the brewery’s well‐known flagship product: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Sierra Nevada began the search for a new location several years ago. The brewery looked at hundreds of potential sites, eventually narrowing the search down to a handful of locations. The list of criteria was long and included quantifiable factors such as ease of shipping and water quality, as well as quality of life issues for its employees. Sierra Nevada has a reputation for a laid-back brewery culture and a love of the outdoors, and the new facility will retain this same tone. The Asheville area offers Sierra Nevada Brewing the perfect confluence of community, recreation and craft beer culture.

Sierra Nevada’s eastern brewery site is expected to employ approximately 90 workers, with additional staff in the restaurant to follow. The brewery anticipates being operational by early 2014.

About Sierra Nevada Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only whole-cone hops and ingredients of the finest quality. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for artisan brewers worldwide as a winner of numerous awards for its extensive line of beers including the flagship Pale Ale, Torpedo, Porter, Stout, Kellerweis, four seasonal beers, Estate Ale, Harvest Ales, Ovila Abbey Ales and a host of draught-only specialties.

Sierra Nevada finds spot to set up in the Carolinas!

This was found in a local news report (WFYY4) earlier today. Stay tuned as more info will be released from the site.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Sierra Nevada brewing company is setting up shop in the Carolinas.


North Carolina State Rep. Chuck McGrady told News 4 the Sierra Nevada brewing company will move next to the Asheville Airport in Mills River along Old Fanning Bridge Road.


McGrady said the plant will bring 200 to 300 jobs.


He said the plant will also be a tourist attraction offering tours, a tasting room, a restaurant, the possibility for concerts and the ability to serve it’s own products on the property.


McGrady says the General Assembly changed state law in late November to make this possible. Under the old law, the brewery could open, but there would be no possibility of the other attractions.


Lawmakers also changed the law to accommodate another potential brewery that may open in Buncombe County.


More information is expected to be released at 2 p.m. when Gov. Bev Perdue holds a news conference.


WYFF News 4 first reported about the possibility of the company moving to Asheville in December.


At that time, the project was being talked about under the name Project 300 and WYFF News 4 was told Henderson County was working on an incentive package for the company.

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Upcoming Blue Moon offerings

Looks like Blue Moon has come up with another one. A Raspberry Cream Ale. That now joins the other experimental brews Blue Moon has been working on such as a Belgian Style Pale Ale, Agave Blonde Ale, Valencia Amber Ale, Peanut Butter Ale, and Farmhouse Red.

Samuel Adams Noble Pils

Noble Pils has been replaced with Alpine Spring. However, Noble Pils is now year round, looking to hit shelves again in February.

SweetWater Brewery

Nice article on Freddy Bensch, co-founder of Sweetwater.


SweetWater Brewery.

Terrapin Brewing 2012 Schedule

Got news of Terrapins 2012 release schedule. Here it is!


Rye Pale Ale


Golden Ale

Monster Beer Tour:

Hopzilla: Imperial IPA

Monks Revenge: Belgian Tripel

Big Hoppy Monster: Imperial Red Ale

Wake n Bake: Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Porter

Seasonal Releases:

Pumpkinfest: Ale brewed with pumpkin and spices

Moohoo Stout: Milk stout brewed with Olive and Sinclair chocolate from Nashville, TN

Easy Rider: Not much info on this one at the moment

Side Projects:

#16: Phlux Capacitor. Strong Ale

#17: Samurai Krunkles. IPA brewed with jasmine rice, sorachie ace hops, green tea, and ginger.

#18: Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter



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