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CHELSEA, Mass. — 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.”
About Night Shift Distributing
Night Shift Distributing began in 2016 with a fresh approach to beer distribution in MA. With four years of self-distribution roots in the brewing industry, Night Shift Distributing is disrupting the MA wholesaler landscape by offering breweries a like-minded distribution partner with a strong focus on beer quality and freshness, brand control, and customer service. For more information, please visit www.nightshiftdistributing.com.
In 1871 a Mexican farmer and a French immigrant founded la Gran Cervecería de San Luis in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi. Their first lager, Monopolio, recognized at world fairs from Chicago to Paris, was proudly brewed for 50 years. Today, in honor of that tradition, La Cervecería de San Luis crafts the original Mexican lager recipe, on both sides of the border, with the most skilled local craft breweries for superior and exquisite freshness. Feeling alive again, Monopolio es… La Cerveza de Verdad.
The Brewers Association has officially recognized hazy New England-style IPAs as a bona fide beer style.
In a press release, the trade group today announced changes to its “Beer Style Guidelines,” a reference for brewers and beer competition organizers that includes style descriptions and product specifications.
Among the new styles of beer featured in the 2018 guidebook are three cloudier offerings – “Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale,” “Juicy or Hazy IPA” and “Juicy or Hazy Double IPA” — which over the years have become known as New England-style or Northeast IPAs.
In the early 2000s, The Alchemist in Vermont helped pioneer the hazy IPA revolution, a movement that more than a decade later would be popularized by Massachusetts’ Trillium Brewing and Tree House Brewing. Those breweries put an even hazier twist on a more traditional IPA, and created beers that are now known for having high hop aroma and low bitterness.
But recent introductions by large national players such as Boston Beer Company, Sierra Nevada and New Belgium, as well as hundreds of smaller regional companies, have brought more legitimacy to a slice of the craft beer category that had previously been marked by limited retail availability and long lines at brewery-only release events.
“I’m glad that the Brewers Association finally caught up with consumer demand and interest,” said Christian McMahan, the president of Massachusetts’ Wachusett Brewing, which makes a trio of hazy offerings. “If it took some of the new entries from some of the major craft players to get them to add it to the guidelines, clearly that is a great thing for everyone.”
Midway through 2017, Wachusett introduced Wally, a “Hazy, Juicy New England IPA,” to the broader retail marketplace. Within six months, it became the company’s No. 2 selling beer, racking up $3.2 million in retail sales and prompting two line extensions – Wally Juice, made with blood orange, and the session-strength Wally Jr.
In 2018, McMahan said he expects the entire Wally portfolio to comprise one-third of Wachusett’s sales.
Despite the growing interest in cloudier IPAs, a 2017 Nielsen survey, co-developed by Brewbound, found that fewer than 40 percent of drinkers were aware of the terms “hazy” and “juicy,” while upwards of 70 percent of those polled knew of the term “New England-style.”
Nevertheless, numerous large craft beer companies have since introduced products that prominently highlight the hazy and juicy descriptors. In January, New Belgium introduced “Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA.”
Boston Beer, meanwhile, opted to call its newest Samuel Adams offering “New England IPA” while simultaneously calling out its “hazy & juicy” qualities on the front of the can.
For its part, Sierra Nevada released “Hazy Little Thing IPA” at the end of last year, calling attention to the “unfiltered” and “unprocessed” attributes of the beer in a description on the company’s website.
A number of other craft breweries, including Stone Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing, Coronado Brewing, Epic Brewing and New Holland Brewing, among many others, have all released their own takes on a “hazy” or “juicy” IPA in recent months.
In addition to now recognizing hazy styles of beer, the BA also added a new “contemporary American-Style Pilsener” category that “addresses marketplace expansion and provides space for sessionable craft brew lager beers with higher hop aroma than found in pre-prohibition style beers” (think Firestone Walker Pivo Pils).
A press release with additional information is below.
Brewers Association Releases 2018 Beer Style Guidelines
Boulder, Colo • 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 and Australian-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 2018 Beer Style Guidelines are available for download at BrewersAssociation.org.
Note: New styles will take effect for the 2018 Great American Beer Festival® competition. Suggestions for adding or updating a beer style guideline may be submitted online at BrewersAssociation.org.
About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 4,000-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer CupSM, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association and the free Brew Guru mobile app. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Founders Brewing Co. has been making headlines with the release of Solid Gold, a highly affordable premium lager launched earlier this year and sold exclusively in cans. Solid Gold will also be the first Founders release available in a convenient 24-pack size. The packaging innovation will be limited to the Midwest states of Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin in Meijer stores along with select participating retailers. It has a suggested retail price of $18.99/24-pack.
“We’re not aware of any other craft brewer who has experimented with a 24-pack, and this is definitely a first for us,” shares Mike Stevens, Co-Founder and CEO of Founders. “Solid Gold combines accessibility and affordability in a full-flavored premium lager, and it just makes sense to push the envelope with new packaging options that encourage trial and appeal to our consumers.”
The new Solid Gold recipe features lager yeast, corn and lemondrop hops for just the right hit of flavor. Made for sessionable drinking, Solid Gold will appeal to classic lager drinkers but adds a craft character, to balance natural sweetness with a touch of citrus. True to the lager style, Solid Gold is a beautiful non-filtered beer, golden in color, with a smooth aftertaste.
Solid Gold is available year-round in 6-pack cans, 15-pack cans and on draft throughout the entire Founders distribution network – that’s right, no bottles. It has an SRP of $7.99/6-pack and $14.99/15-pack. It is available in 24-pack cans in Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin with an SRP of $18.99/24-pack. 4.4% ABV, 20 IBUs.
About Founders Brewing Co.
Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts, Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens, with day jobs and a dream, Founders Brewing Co. brews complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. Founders ranks among the top 20 largest craft breweries in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing. The brewery has received numerous awards from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival and RateBeer and BeerAdvocate users often rate its beers among the best in the world. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild. For more information, visit foundersbrewing.com or follow Founders on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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.<//em>
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Proof Brewing Company is excited to announce plans to begin renovations on the 34,000 square-foot former Coca-Cola Bottling Company building on South Monroe Street. Proof Brewing Co.’s relocation to 1320 South Monroe, next to the heart of the capital, will feature an expanded tasting room, retail store, private event space, kitchen, and beer garden. The facility will be centrally located near the redevelopment of South Monroe and the downtown district and walking distance to beautiful Cascades Park. The brewery production expansion will feature efficiency upgrades, quality control lab, and additional fermentation capacity. In total, the renovation and expansion will increase the facility’s potential production capacity to 30,000 barrels with additional room to grow.
“We are thrilled to continue our growth on South Monroe Street,” said Byron & Angela Burroughs, Proof Brewing Company’s founders. “We are really appreciative of all of the support we have received from our local community including our patrons, the City, County, and partners throughout the State of Florida.”
Since 2012, Proof Brewing Co. has experienced explosive growth, doubling production each year with 6,000 barrels produced in 2017. The larger building and additional fermentation capacity will enable the brew staff to expand production of Proof Brewing Co.’s core lineup of bold and flavorful beers. Proof Brewing Co. will add more packaged brands in cans, in addition to their wildly popular Eightfive-0 American Pale Ale and Mango Wit Belgian-Style Wit beer. Renovations on the historic Coca-Cola Bottling Company building, built in 1948, will begin in March of 2018 with plans to open by Winter of 2018. The renovation of this facility will allow Proof Brewing Co. to increase production to over 15,000 barrels within the first two years. Proof Brewing Co. currently employs thirty staff members between the tasting room, the production facility, and administration. The new facility will require additional employees and support staff as new markets are reached throughout the state of Florida and beyond.
“This will be a year of growth and development for Proof Brewing Company. We are proud of our growth in Tallahassee and we’re thrilled to reinvest back into the community that has been so supportive of us. It will be an amazing experience to revitalize a historical building near the flourishing downtown district of Tallahassee on South Monroe. Reintroducing manufacturing jobs to this district to serve the Tallahassee community will be a very exciting journey,” said Byron & Angela Burroughs.
The tasting room will serve Proof Brewing Co.’s year-round beers on draft in addition to seasonal and pilot batch beer. Guests can enjoy beers on-site while relaxing in the family friendly tasting room and play outdoor games in the beer garden. Merchandise and package varieties will be available for purchase at the retail counter. The tasting room bar will fill growlers and crowlers to-go.
ABOUT PROOF BREWING
Proof Brewing Company is Tallahassee’s First and Largest Independently Owned Production Brewery. Founded by Byron & Angela Burroughs in 2012, Proof Brewing Company prides itself on being an industry leader of innovative beers. Proof Brewing Co. produces big, bold, flavorful beers and remains committed to true artisanal brewing methods in an evolving industry. The brewery has received numerous awards and recognition from the world renowned Hunaphu’s Day, World Beer Cup, Best Florida Beer, and Paste Magazine. Proof Brewing Company is a proud member of the Florida Brewers Guild. For more information, visit www.proofbrewingco.com, Facebook: PBCBeer, Twitter: proofbrewingco, and Instagram: proofbrewingco
PORTLAND, Ore. – Von Ebert Brewing, a locally owned, Portland-based brewing company is excited to announce its grand opening in the Pearl District. Opening Monday, March 26, 2018, the brewery will feature an array of expertly crafted beers, a refined pub-inspired menu, and inviting décor.
“True to our character, our menu combines classic pub fares with the kind of top-tier quality, local ingredients you can only find in Portland,” says Cook.
Located at 131 NW 13th Ave., Von Ebert Brewing opens its doors with reimagined industrial loft-style décor. The building’s expansive arched ceiling, heavy beams and abundance of natural light, echo the historic charm of Portland’s Pearl District. The large bar and dining space will seat just under 300, with both booth and table seating options to accommodate parties of all sizes.
VON EBERT BREWING:
Von Ebert Brewing sits at the crossroad where storied traditions meet bold new ideas in brewing.
For more information on Von Ebert Brewing, please visit www.vonebertbrewing.com or contact Tom S. Cook at email@example.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – This Saturday from 1-10pm The Unknown Brewing company will be having their annual Anniversary music festival (their biggest event of the year) and for the first time ever….it is free. The brewery decided to make the event free this year to allow as many people as possible to see their incredible renovations. Over the past 6 months, they have completely redone their taproom to include a 360-degree bar, all new furniture, multiple roll-up garage doors, a completely new layout and a rooftop bar with private event space. The rooftop bar has a beautiful view of the city skyline that definitely sets it apart.
The 4.5ish Funk Fest will showcase live music performances from Empire Strikes Brass, Bubonik Funk, Georgia Soul Council and The Up and Up. This celebration will also be the release of the 4.5ish Anniversary Ale. Unknown brewed half of this beer 2 years ago and aged/soured it in french oak barrels. The other half was open fermented with brettanomyces (clausenii) and then both batches were blended together and fermented with beautiful green figs. Unknown always try to innovate and create something extraordinary and this year is no exception.
“We love this city. This is our home. We’re born and raised here,” said Scotty Kent, Marketing Director at Unknown Brewing. “So whether it’s the Brewers Charity Championship, the Panthers sendoff, the South End mural project, the “Buzzed City” collaboration beer with Bring Back the Buzz, or our beer dedicated to The Thirsty Beaver, we’re all about pushing and promoting the Charlotte culture.”
That’s why the team at Unknown decided it was time to renovate the taproom and add a rooftop bar. “Here at the Unknown, we are constantly looking to innovate and create,” said Kent. “So when it came to our renovations, we wanted to do right by our patrons. We heard what they wanted, and we responded.”
About Unknown Brewing Company
The Unknown Brewing Company, located in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood and just three blocks from Bank of America Stadium, is a local craft brewery that made Charlotte its home in 2013 when owner Brad Shell opened the 22,500-square-foot brew house. The Unknown Brewing Company’s culture is about breaking the mold and making exceptional beer, which includes a variety of unique seasonal and mainstay brews. For more information, visit www.unknownbrewing.com
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Fish Brewing Co is gearing up for the special release of their Imperial Stout, Poseidon. One of the beers to put Fish on the map Poseidon has not been released since 2005. Named after the Greek god of Sea and water, Poseidon is an award-winning Imperial Stout of Olympian distinction.
A heavily roasted flavor that includes dark cocoa and hints of peat smoke are its full-bodied landmark. Barrel aged over 18 months in Bourbon and Cabernet Sauvignon barrels this noble tonic is born of Northwest Pale Ale malt, plus chocolate, caramel, and peated malts. With Columbus hops for bittering and a late addition of Cascade hops for flavor. Poseidon possesses a robust dry nuttiness balanced by a serene sweetness. Enjoy with chocolate and dessert!
Hand bottled at the brewery in Olympia, Washington this imperial stout brings true meaning to the phrase “special release”. You can purchase Poseidon for a limited time at our new Pub & Eatery in Point Ruston, our flagship pub in Olympia, or our taproom in Woodinville.
About Fish Brewing Company
Founded in 1993, Fish Brewing Company is owned by over 300 consumers, who pooled their resources to build a landmark brewery in Olympia, WA, which is known for its quality water and artesian wells. Today, Fish Brewing Co has grown to become one of the few producers of craft beer, wine, spirits, and cider. These products include Fish Tale Ales, Leavenworth Biers, Spire Mountain Cider, Vitis Grape Spirits, Fish Tale Malt Whiskeys and Wine. The brewery has received recent acclaims such as, 2015 Washington Large Brewery of the Year, Best Beer in the World, and over 50 awards and recognitions over the past 2 years. Fish Brewing distributes its products to over 20 states and 4 foreign countries. Fish Brewing also operates a full-service award-winning pub in Olympia, WA, which was featured on the Food Networks show Diners, Drive-in & Dives, a taproom in Woodinville, WA and a new Pub & Eatery in Point Ruston, WA. Fish Brewing believes that craft beverages, fine food, art, and enduring friendships are what life in the Great Pacific Northwest is all about. For more information visit www.fishbrewing.com
OGDEN, Utah — On International Women’s Day the world celebrated female leaders, changemakers and the many historic milestones in moving equality forward. But in Utah, one group of gals is trying to make a little history of their own and kick preconceived notions to the curb.
This past week, on International Women’s Day, Roosters Brewing Co. – a local brewery based out of Ogden, Utah – gathered up a handful of female brewers from across the state to host Utah’s first “Pink Boots Brew Day.” Beginning about 9 am, ladies from breweries across the state began to convene: Uinta, Red Rock, Utah Brewers Co-Op, Proper Brewing, Strap Tank, Epic, Kiitos, and Talisman, plus the Executive Director of the local Brewers Guild. Using a malt mash up from participating brewers and a Pink Boots exclusive hop blend, the ladies got straight to work on a Cascadian Dark Ale.
The collaborative brew – “Mash the Patriarchy” – will take a couple weeks to ferment but once it’s kegged, will be pouring across the state of Utah, starting with a few local restaurants and of course the participating breweries. So, what’s the big deal getting some female brewers together to brew an ale together? The whole point is to draw attention to the disparity of women in the workforce, particularly in the craft brew segment.
Utah is not well known for being one of the major beer capitals in the US and has received a fair share of negative press about women’s equality in the work force. People are surprised to find there are several award-winning breweries based here and that more and more breweries are bringing women on board. “Together, we’re not only changing perceptions, we’re changing realities,” said a spokesperson for Roosters Brewing.
“Ever since joining the Pink Boots Society two years ago, and brewing Femintation last year, I’ve been trying to connect with women in Utah’s beer industry,” said Jacquie Wright King, the girl boss brewer from Roosters leading the charge on Collaborative Brew Day. “Last summer, Julie Schuler from Strap Tank brewing started up a Utah Chapter of Pink Boots. With the formulation of the Utah Chapter, I thought this was naturally the next step.”
Jacquie got the ball rolling for the Women’s Day event which also serves as the first official “Pink Boots Brew Day” for the Utah chapter. She goes on to explain her excitement for this historic day, “Women still only account for 2% of Head Brewers nationwide. We obviously are a very, very small portion of this industry, so events like this help women and girls everywhere realize that it is attainable to work in beer!”
Roosters hopes to make this an annual event and that the percentage of women in the brew business will rise. If it means more beers like Femintation and Mash the Patriarch, we say, Yes, Please!
About Roosters Brewing Co
Kym and Pete Buttschardt opened Roosters Brewing Co on Historic 25th Street, in Ogden, Utah, in 1995, taking a gamble on a street that needed tough love and dedicated business owners. They brought brewmaster Steve Kirkland out from Milwaukee to launch the brewery and he has been with them since day one. In 2005 they opened a second Roosters location in Layton, Utah and in 2013 they began bottling their beers for distribution to state liquor stores and select retailers. In 2016 Roosters introduced another brewer, Jacquie Wright King, one of only a select few female brewers in the state.
MILTON, Del. – Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is happy to announce its collection of off-centered beers is on its way to the great state of Arkansas. Locals can look for Dogfish on shelves and taps beginning in late March. The Delaware-based craft brewery partnered with Arkansas Craft Distributors and O’Connor Distributing to bring Dogfish Head’s full portfolio of flavorful ales to residents throughout the state of Arkansas, taking the company’s total market distribution to 41 states and Washington, D.C.
Committed to consistently delivering goodness to its fans, Dogfish Head strategized and laid the groundwork for a forward-looking growth plan for Arkansas and beyond. The brewery enjoyed explosive double digit growth in 2017 and tripled the size of its sales team to further support its existing distribution partners across the nation. Along with its diverse and innovative portfolio of craft beers, Dogfish redesigned its artwork, revamped its packaging, introduced cans to its mix, announced its 2018 artist collaboration with Marq Spusta for the Off-Centered Art Series, and unveiled Dragons & YumYums, a beer created and brewed in partnership with the legendary American indie rock group, The Flaming Lips.
“We’re excited to ship our innovative beers to Dogfish fans in Arkansas and to begin a great and long-lasting relationship with the beer drinkers, retailers, and distributor partners in the state,” said Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “We have our canning and bottling lines pumping out a ton of beer and enough brewing capacity to ensure we can keep retailers well stocked with our well-differentiated family of beers for years to come.”
Dogfish fans in Arkansas can expect to see all of the brewery’s iconic, fan-favorites, including 90 Minute IPA, Namaste White, Indian Brown, 60 Minute IPA, SeaQuench Ale, Lupu-Luau IPA, Flesh & Blood IPA, Palo Santo Marron, Burton Baton, Midas Touch and seasonal releases. Limited quantities of specialty beers and occasional rarities will also be available throughout the year. For more information about off-centered ales from Dogfish Head, fans can visit www.dogfish.com.
Dogfish Head Brews and Arkansas Chews
For those craving a bite with their Dogfish Head beers, the brewery suggests pairing these off-centered pints with some well-known Arkansas dishes.
Try aNamaste White with your Fried Pickles. The lemongrass and peppercorn notes in the beer present a nice balance to the salty and tart flavors of this popular appetizer.
Next time you’re having someCheese Dip, grab a 60 Minute IPA. Its assertive piney and citrusy hop flavors pair well with the gooey, rich cheesiness of this sometimes spicy snack.
Have a SeaQuench Ale with your Fried Catfish. This black lime session sour is the perfect complement to any seafood, and fried catfish is no exception. Its light body counters the hearty nature of this dish and its lightly salty, tart finish brings all the flavors of this meal together for a delicious bite!
For more information about Dogfish Head Craft Brewery visit dogfish.com.
About Dogfish Head
Dogfish Head has proudly been focused on brewing beers with culinary ingredients outside the Reinheitsgebot since the day it opened as the smallest American craft brewery 23 years ago. Dogfish Head has grown into a top-20 craft brewery and has won numerous awards throughout the years including Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Brewery of the Year and the James Beard Foundation Award for 2017 Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional. It is a 300+ coworker company based in Delaware with Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, an off-centered brewpub and distillery, Chesapeake & Maine, a geographically enamored seafood restaurant, Dogfish Inn, a beer-themed inn on the harbor and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, a production brewery and distillery featuring a tasting room and food truck. Dogfish Head supports the Independent Craft Brewing Seal, the definitive icon for American craft breweries to identify themselves to be independently-owned and carries the torch of transparency, brewing innovation and the freedom of choice originally forged by brewing community pioneers. Dogfish Head currently sells beer in 41 states and Washington D.C. and will expand into additional states in 2018. For more information, visit www.dogfish.com, Facebook: @dogfishheadbeer, Twitter: @dogfishbeer, and Instagram: dogfishhead.
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