Monopolio's lagers are brewed both locally and internationally using modern practices and historical recipes to create exquisite and fresh products
CHELSEA, MA - A new line of Mexican lagers is coming to town, bringing with them a rich history, a future of good times, and hopefully some warm weather to celebrate it all! La Gran Cervecería de San Luis was founded in 1871 by a Mexican farmer and a French immigrant. Their lager - Monopolio - was brewed for 50 years, and was recognized with awards at fairs across the world. Today, the same recipe has been revitalized and reinvigorated by the spirit of modern craft brewing!
Monopolio Lager Clara and Monopolio Lager Negra are produced both in Mexico and stateside via partnerships with independent brewing facilities. The goal is to always create delicious and fresh beer for the local markets that the beer is available in - Night Shift Distributing is excited to announce that Massachusetts is now one of those markets! Monopolio's products are brewed at Isle Brewers Guild in Rhode Island, and have already started cropping up at stores and on draft lines around Boston.
Drew Mosher, Partner Brand Manager for Night Shift Distributing is enthusiastic about adding these new options to the portfolio:
"There are several things I love about Monopolio's beers. They're made in both Mexico and Rhode Island so that they can be delivered fresh to the consumer; they're brewed with real corn and not extracts or syrups; they set themselves apart by being unpasteurized; and finally, they have a rich history and heritage guiding the company. More than anything, though, I love that Cervecería de San Luis is trying to give consumers a new option in this category. When was the last time you saw an authentic Mexican lager on a menu that wasn't Tecate or Modelo?"
For Monopolio, distribution through NSD will open up new opportunities to share their story with enthusiastic foodies, beer store regulars, and larger accounts around the state of Massachusetts. According to Damian Wolos, Owner and Founder of Monopolio: "We’re excited to team up with Night Shift Distributing in bringing the Cervecería de San Luis and the famous Monopolio lagers to Massachusetts. Our recipe dates back to 1871,and was one of the first lagers ever brewed in Mexico. Today we honor our heritage by brewing locally in New England, and by serving Bay Staters with fresh, all natural, craft quality cerveza. Monopolio es la única cerveza!" Monopolio products will be available in 12oz cans and 12oz bottles, as well as on draft. For more information about this exciting new partnership, please don't hesitate to reach out. As Drew Mosher puts it: "Night Shift Distributing is excited to be working with Cervecería de San Luis and to have the opportunity to bring Monopolio Lager to an area of the beer map that's been stagnant and neglected for too long."
Session Lager is the Session that started it all and has won more than 20 gold medals, and Sesiόn Cerveza, a newer favorite, recently took home a silver medal from the GABF. “Sesiόn Cerveza did really well this past summer and won some great awards, so now we’re excited to offer this refreshing cerveza as well as our classic Session Lager in 19.2 oz cans too,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Greg Doss. “It’s especially great for convenience stores and it’s the perfect size to throw in a cooler for fishing,” he adds. Full Sail launched Sesiόn Cerveza in the spring of 2017 to such broad acclaim that people demanded more. First, the stubby bottle. Then Sesiόn Cerveza 12 oz. cans. And now, it’s go big or go home with Sesiόn Cerveza 19.2 oz. cans.
When Full Sail launched the Session brand 12 years ago, it quickly became the hottest new craft-beer brand on the market, which has since brought home more than 100 medals, including 58 golds. Session’s not a micro, a macro, or an import, but in a way it’s a little bit of each. You see, virtually everyone who likes beer likes Session. It’s a brand that’s accessible without being ordinary. Totally drinkable, but never at the expense of character. And now, award-winning Session Lager is available year-round in 11 oz. stubby bottles in 6-packs and 12-packs, 12 oz. aluminum cans 6-packs, in single-serve 19.2 oz. cans and on draft. Sesiόn Cerveza is available year-round in 6-pack cans, in 12-pack 11 oz. stubby bottles, in single-serve 19.2 oz. cans and on draft. With beer this delicious, who wouldn’t want it más grande?
About Full Sail Brewing Company
Perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the mighty Columbia River’s epic wind and kite surfing and the snow-capped volcanic peak of Mt. Hood, Full Sail is a true craft-brewing pioneer. Since 1987, Full Sail has been pouring pure Mt. Hood water, local ingredients and responsible processes into each and every pint. Full Sail’s brews and sustainable practices have garnered more than 300 national and international awards, including more than 200 gold medals and Beverage World’s “Craft Brewer of the Year” distinction. From Full Sail Amber and IPA to Session Lager and bourbon barrel-aged beers, Full Sail consistently strives to brew complex, balanced and ridiculously tasty beers. Learn more at www.fullsailbrewing.com.
Spring things are all around, and this April we'll welcome our newest cultivation in partnership with Wander North Georgia - Nolan The Wanderer, a rotating IPA series with new adventures batch to batch.
ADVENTURE #001 AMERICAN IPA SPRING 2018
Notes of marmalade, grapefruit, & sap amid a chewy malt background. Simcoe dry hopped.ADVENTURE #002 NEW ENGLAND IPA SUMMER 2018ADVENTURE #003 COMING SOON LATER 2018
CLACKAMAS, OR . – March 20, 2018 – Portland Cider Company has announced a new distribution partnership with NW Beverages of Washington. Effective immediately, craft cider fans will discover a greater selection of Portland Cider products at their favorite retailers in NW Beverages distribution territory, which covers Washington state west of the Cascades, including the peninsula and islands.
In conjunction with Portland Cider Co.'s existing distribution relationship with Dickerson Distributors, which covers the Northern Washington distribution territory, Portland Cider products will now be available to purchase in the majority of the state.
"Washington is the state of apples, so of course craft cider is a popular choice, and we've enjoyed being in the market for the last two years," explained Jeff Parrish, owner of Portland Cider Co. "We're looking forward to expanding our distribution footprint and are excited to be working with NW Beverages to grow in Washington in 2018."
A wide range of Portland Cider Co.'s award-winning ciders will be available year-round, along with seasonal and limited release favorites like Concord Grape, Pineapple, Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, and more. Portland Cider Co. fans in the Seattle Metro area will be excited to see the new six-pack cans of the cider maker's popular Sangria, Hop' Rageous and Apple brands.
"We are very excited about our new partnership with the Portland Cider Co.," said Kevin McCourt, cider brand manager at NW Beverages. "The craft cider industry continues to grow in the Pacific Northwest, and Portland Cider's traditional English style ciders, using Northwest ingredients, is a great fit for the NW Beverages portfolio and our expanding network." Portland Cider Co. will be bringing its year-round and seasonal ciders to launch events in April and May, to be announced within the next few weeks. Follow @PortlandCider on Facebook to stay up to date.
About NW Beverages NW Beverages, LLC is a joint venture between Stein Distributing and The Odom Corporation, founded in April 2017. The company represents a world class portfolio of craft and import beer, cider, fine wine, artisan spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. Learn more at NW-Beverages.com.
Kansas City brewery bringing its award-winning lineup to the state
March 20, 2018 – Kansas City, MO – Boulevard Brewing Company today announced that its beers will be soon be sold throughout the state of Nevada. The Kansas City brewery has appointed Breakthru Beverage Nevada to distribute its brands. With the addition, Boulevard beers will be available in 40 states and the District of Columbia.
“Las Vegas is a market we’ve eyed for some time,” said Bobby Dykstra, vice president of sales. “We’re excited about our partnership with Breakthru Beverage, and eager to bring our beers to the Battle Born State.”
“Boulevard is a brewery we’ve long admired, and their reputation for exceptional craft beer is well known,” said Breakthru Beverage vice president of business development Jeff Roth. “We’re excited to broaden our representation of their solid portfolio, and our team is ready to bring their high-quality brands to Boulevard fans in Nevada. Breakthru is committed to growing our craft beer segment with strong brewers like Boulevard, and we’ll continue to make strategic investments to expand our capabilities in this area.”
Many of Boulevard’s most popular beers will be available beginning in April, including Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Unfiltered Wheat Beer, Tropical Pale Ale, along with a variety of seasonal and limited releases.
Details on local launch events and retail locations may be found on Boulevard’s website and social media outlets.
About Boulevard Brewing Company Boulevard Brewing Company is the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest, dedicated to the craft of producing fresh, flavorful beers using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. For more information, visit boulevard.com or follow us on facebook.com/Boulevard, twitter.com/Boulevard_Beer and instagram.com/boulevard_beer.
About Breakthru Beverage Group Breakthru Beverage Group is a leading North American beverage wholesaler driving innovation in the marketplace with a nimble and insightful approach to business. The company represents a portfolio of premier wine, spirit and beer brands in the United States and Canada. Family ownership is active in the business and committed to being stewards of heritage and champions of innovation. For more information, visit www.BreakthruBev.com.
Boulder, CO• March 20, 2018—The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers today released its Beer Style Guidelines for 2018. Reviewed and revised annually by the BA, these guidelines serve as a model resource for brewers, beer judges and competition organizers, and celebrate the great diversity of beer around the world.
Hundreds of revisions, edits, format changes and additions were made to this year’s guidelines, including updates to existing beer styles and the creation of new categories Updates of note include:
· Juicy or Hazy Ale Styles: The addition of this trio of styles include representation of what may be referred to as New England IPAs or West Coast Hazy IPAs. The styles will be identified in the guidelines and Brewers Association competitions as “Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale,”“Juicy or Hazy IPA” and “Juicy or Hazy Double IPA.”
· Contemporary American-Style Pilsener: The addition of this new category addresses marketplace expansion and provides space for sessionable craft brew lager beers with higher hop aroma than found in pre-prohibition style beers.
· Classic Australian-Style Pale Ale andAustralian-Style Pale Ale: This split from one to two Australian-Style Pale Ale categories reflects tremendous diversity in the Australian craft beer market and authoritative input from the technical committee of the Independent Brewers Association. Classic Australian-Style Pale Ale can run slightly darker and typically exhibits relatively lower hop aroma. The Australian-Style Pale Ale category provides ample room for a range of somewhat paler, more hop aroma- and flavor-forward beers being produced today by hundreds of breweries in Australia.
· Gose and Contemporary Gose: Predominantly technical tweaks were made to create more differentiation between these two categories.
The Brewers Association's Beer Style Guidelines reflect, as much as possible, historical significance, authenticity or a high profile in the current commercial beer market. The addition of a style or the modification of an existing one is not undertaken lightly and is the product of research, analysis, consultation and consideration of market actualities, and may take place over a period of time. Another factor considered is that current commercial examples do not always fit well into the historical record, and instead represent a modern version of the style.
To help inform the creation of the new Juicy and Hazy categories, a wide variety of beers that were thought to represent or approach this style were sought and tasted.
“What we discovered and verified was that there was a wide range of alcohol content for what was being perceived in the public as just one style,” said Charlie Papazian, chief of the BA Beer Style Guidelines since 1979, and founder and past president, Brewers Association. “After evaluating appearance, aroma, bitterness, hop characters, mouthfeel and overall balance these beers gave a consistent impression that helped frame the Brewers Association’s inaugural guidelines for three styles of Juicy Hazy ales.”
“The Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines, led by Charlie Papazian for the past 30+ years, are a trusted resource for the brewing industry worldwide,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Brewers Association. “The guidelines have fostered a lexicon that has allowed the community of drinkers and brewers to talk about beer and celebrate beer across diverse cultures, around the world.”
The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.
This is Bee-33 from Short Fuse Brewing in Schiller Park, IL. This triple IPA is brewed with honey triple dry-hopped with El Dorado, Mosaic and Amarillo hops. The beer will fly in at 11%-AbV and this looks to be a 12oz bottle.
Here’s another new Mexican-style lager heading to cans, and this time it’s coming from Little Rock AR’s Lost Forty Brewing. This is Easy Tiger and the beer will roll in at 5.2%-AbV. This is the 12oz can.
This morning we have a new can coming from Dust Bowl Brewing in Turlock, CA. This is Taco Truck Lager and is is a Mexican-style lager that will hit 4.7%-AbV. This is the 12oz Crown can and it will carry the Independent Craft Seal from the Brewers Association.
I'm very happy to announce the release info on a very special collaboration beer we made with our friends at Amalgam Brewing.
Like Cellar West Artisan Ales, Amalgam is a small, boutique beer maker with a focus on extended fermentations in oak. Their house culture leans more brightly acidic, almost lambic-like in nature, and over the least year Eric and Phil have been releasing some of Colorado's most tightly crafted and authentic sour and wild ales.
A couple months back we got together and created a very special blend of oak barrel aged beer; both to honor each other's distinct ethos' whilst simultaneously composing a truly wonderful beer that couldn't exist independent of our joint efforts. After tasting through specific barrels of our saison ales and some of Amalgam's mature sour beer, we formed a specific blend that spoke to both brewers' traits and approach.
Assimilation is our Proprietors' Blend Saison made with Amalgam Brewing. Composed of 75% this year's batch of Westfield, Cellar West's oak aged Saison, then 20% Freeform, a solera-style Golden Sour from Amalgam, as well as 5% their Apricot Sour. This thoughtful blend incorporates all of our favorite attributes of each individual beer, but further actualizes a singular expression all its own. With a crisp, saison-like underpinning of white pepper and pear, Assimilation evolves across the palate as it expresses soft oak elements, a spritzy acidity, undeniable juicy stone fruit character, a full & frothy mouthfeel, and pleasantly dry finish. Incredibly complex and gratifying, we forged this delightfully flavorful beer into a modest 6% ABV. package. While this exercise in blending was enjoyable and enlightening for both of our young breweries, the result proved the be equally triumphant on its own - this is a remarkable beer.
We'll be releasing very limited 750mL. bottles of Assimilation (200 total) for $20 each (tax incl.) when we open the Cellar West Tasting Room doors on Saturday, April 7th at 1pm. We'll be enforcing a 4 bottle limit in order to allow for several folks to have access to this special beer. Keg conditioned draft pours of Assimilation will also be available while they last. Furthermore, we'll be hosting a gypsy bottle shop for Amalgam Brewing. They'll be offering bottles (on-premise or to-go) of their Ascension, Composition #1, Composition #2 (Backyard Peach), and Composition #2 (Plum Mix). If you havn't tried any of their incredible sours, or want to stock up on some Amalgam, this is an excellent opportunity. Eric and Phil will also be in attendance to discuss their process and share some beers with guests.
This collaboration has been one of our most rewarding to date. As we look forward to the release of Assimilation we also look back on all the revelries and hard work both Cellar West and Amalgam have experienced in our first years of business. We hope you'll join us for a celebration of wild and sour ale, community, and commitment to authenticity.
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