There is a an elephant theme to Avondale Brewing Co. in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The reason dates back over a hundred years. Local legend says a local circus owner lost a game of cards, and Avondale won “Miss Fancy” the elephant. The building that now holds the brewery has as much history as the city, once housing a bank, a post office, firehouse and saloon – with a purported brothel. Even more local legend states the the brewery is haunted by “Meredith,” a previous resident of said house of ill repute.… Read the rest
The 2013 SAVOR collaboration teams up Brooklyn Brewery, Saranac and Ommegang to create New York Limited. The beer is a bottle conditioned white lager, brewed with a plethora of New York state ingredients including, lemon verbena, honey, state grown hops. Brewed at Brooklyn with a lager yeast, bottle conditioned with an ale yeast.
Style: Lager (w/ Lemon Verbena, Honey, Spices)
Availability: 750 ml bottles. Corked & Caged. SAVOR attendees only… Read the rest
For those that were in love with the coffee and chocolate stylings of Southern Tier’s (Lakewood, NY) Mokah and Jahva, their have been discontinued indefinitely.
Mokah, the brewery’s coffee/chocolate blend usually ships in April. Jahva – the coffee stout Southern Tier has been brewing since 2005 usually arrived in March. Their retirement will make way for other entries in the Blackwater Series in the near future.… Read the rest
I can only imagine the feel you get when you have such a demand for your beer that you have build a new brewery. That is… until you have to pay for it. Regardless, there is a good vibe surrounding Maryland’s DuClaw Brewing as they move into their new facility.
The old location is a mere 10,000 square feet, where the brewery housed their bottling line and brewhouse. They have completely maxed out production at 7,000 barrels (217,000 gallons) annually. The new digs you see in the video are a few miles down the road in Abingdon,… Read the rest
AleSmith Brewing’s (San Diego) Speedway Stout comes in many forms. At least on tap it does. We’re talking dried cherries, Bulleit Bourbon soaked oak chips, cocoa nibs and more. As far as Speedway Stout in a bottle, there are fewer. The base offering features Ryan Brothers Coffee. Harder to get – Barrel Aged Speedway Stout.
Released once before is a “brewer’s blend” featuring Speedway and a mix of Vietnamese coffee blends on tap. It’s nearly instant success has made it a candidate for bottles too.… Read the rest
Hoppy Feet guy extinguished evil via a sharp stake through an undead chest. Now, Blaecom Unidragon, full of fury, has expelled another bloodsucker from Earth. We hate vampires, but love Vampire Slayer, which we blended in equal parts with Blaecorn Unidragon, bourbon barrel aging the mix to beget Very Angry Beast. … Read the rest
New Belgium (Ft Collins, CO) is launching a summer campaign dubbed “Pairs Well With People,” complete with Fat Tire focused tv spots. The idea is to capture a new generation of fans of the flagship beer. Skateboard legend-turned-documentary-film-director, Stacy Peralta (“Dogtown and Z Boys”, “Riding Giants”, “Bones Brigade”), directed the New Belgium staff in the :30-second broadcast spots. (Available below.)
“We believe there is huge opportunity to introduce beer drinkers to the friendly shores of the craft brewing community and to New Belgium and Fat Tire as well,” … Read the rest
In a story you’d almost wish was made up, a drunken Taiwanese man cut off his own penis in a fight with his girlfriend. The 46 year old man got into a brouhaha with his girlfriend, and thought revenge means cutting off his penis AND testicles with a pair of scissors. Pause for sympathy pain. Just wait, it gets better.
He then flushed the severed willy down the toilet. (Yeah, why stop while you’re ahead right??)… Read the rest