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Posted in Beer News, Brewery Expansions, Headlines, New Belgium

New Belgium To Open Pilot Brewery in Denver Hotel

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New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO) has announced the opening of a 10-Barrel pilot brewery, to be located at The Source Hotel, to be located in Denver, Colorado’s River North District.

The pilot brewery will be located on the ground floor of The Source Hotel, with barrel aging on the 8th floor, in a rooftop lounge dubbed “The Woods”.

After 25 years in Ft. Collins, we’re really excited to get more deeply involved in Colorado’s cultural and political capital,” said Jenn Vervier, director of strategy and sustainability at New Belgium. “We’ve long considered creating a Denver location to bring the New Belgium experience to more of our Colorado fans and to the millions of travelers who visit Denver. RiNo is already a vivid scene with a rich art and craft beer culture, and will soon have great access for bikers and walkers. This small batch brewery will allow us to collaborate with The Woods’ chef and mixologists to create innovative beers, drinks, and pairings you can’t get anywhere else. The Source Hotel and the Zeppelin Development team are the perfect fit.”

“The Woods” will include a snack counter, bar, sit-down dining, and a beer garden. Additionally, 8th floor guests and patrons can enjoy a pool and roof deck with mountain and downtown views.

Zeppelin Development, the Denver-based development responsible for  The St. Julien Hotel in Boulder will operate The Source Hotel. Beers created in the 2,000 square foot brewery will be sold at the hotel and expanded market hall.

The Source Hotel is expected to open in 1st quarter 2017.


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Beer Pairings with Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza (Sponsored)

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Screamin Sicilian has us completely hooked on frozen pizza again. For a long time the Beer Street Journal team has been drinking fridges full of craft beer, and ordering in pizza. Half the time the pizza arrived hot, the other half of the time we were lucky to get it the same day we ordered it.

When Screamin Sicilian came to us with these new frozen pizzas to try, one taste and we knew. These are best pizzas Beer Street Journal has ever put in our freezer.

So, with four new Screamin Sicilian pizzas to pair with awesome craft beer, Beer Street Journal and Screamin Sicilian bring you a new round of pairings.

Three Little Piggies

You love meat pizza? Screamin’ Sicilian’s BBQ sauce based, sausage, pulled pork and bacon pizza better be your choice. Since this pizza is hearty, we loved Stone Pale Ale 2.0. A brand new recipe for one of their oldest and popular beers, now with a more “tropical” hop note.

Boss Hog

Screamin Sicilian’s spicy Italian sausage pizza. Spicy and hoppy go well together. Starr Hill’s Northern Lights IPA has also just been reformulated, and better than ever. Try also SweetWater IPA, or Port Anniversary Ale for good measure.

Spicy Clucker

Probably Screamin’ Sicilian’s craziest pizza. The jalepeno, chicken, bacon, ranch, and cheese pizza needs beer that’s just as crazy. That pizza goes big and so did we. New Holland Dragon’s Milk (aged in bourbon) and, because we could, Sierra Nevada Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine. Rich pizza needs rich beer. Especially aged in bourbon.

Friar Cluck

A white meat chicken parmesan pizza, requires a beer with a little nuance. The Bruery’s Saison Rue makes the breaded chicken and piles of mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese pop. People fought over this pairing.

All in all, Screamin’ Sicilian has a diverse lineup that changes the frozen pizza game. Just like craft beer changes your perception of what beer can be. You are here on Beer Street Journal because you love beer. All you need is some of the best frozen pizza to tie it all together. Go Screamin’ Sicilian. Your beer needs the best.


Posted in Beer News, Distribution Expansion, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater Adds Philly & Northern New Jersey This Fall

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SweetWater Brewery (Atlanta, GA) is adding Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the state of New Jersey this fall.

Muller Inc. will handle distibution in Philadelphia, and Peerless Beverage Company will distribute SweetWater’s lineup to severn counties in northern New Jersey in mid-September.

“We are ecstatic to bring such great brews to the thirsty consumers of Philadelphia and its surrounding counties,” says John Houck, Muller Inc. Vice President of Sales. “SweetWater’s commitment to quality is unmatched and their beers are excellent.  We could not be more proud of this partnership with SweetWater Brewing and to bring their amazing beers to market.”

Those wanting to keep up with the launch in Philly, follow the Pennsylvania Facebook page, New Jersey folks, stay tuned to the brewery’s main Facebook page.

Posted in Beer News, Oxbow Brewing Company

Oxbox Brewery Begins Renting Farmhouse to Travelers [PICS]

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Oxbow Brewing Company (Newcastle, ME) has begun renting their farmhouse out to travelers and brewery fans. The farmhouse sits on 18 acres, and is the original home of two of Oxbow’s owners, Geoff and Dash Masland.

The farmhouse features three bedrooms, full kitchen and bathroom, laundry and of course, wi-fi.

“We love the rustic charm of this property more than any place in the world,” says Dash.  “We hope vacationers will enjoy the peaceful setting and our world class beers as much as we do,” she adds.

The house sleeps 9, and can be rented by the night. The rental fee includes $25 in tap room credit. Currently, the farmhouse rents at $255 a night though AirBnB.


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Bell’s Brewery Plans to Enter Tennessee

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Bell’s Brewery is coming to Tennessee. That is, once they find a distributor. The brewery announced this morning that the search is on for distributor partner in The Volunteer State.

“We are at the very beginning of this process and we don’t have a lot to share right now. We are excited to start this process and we want to make sure we perform our due diligence in selecting the right distributor partner,” said Laura Bell, Vice President of Bell’s Brewery.

No timeline has been set for launch in the state. The search for a Lead Sales Representative for Tennessee has also begun. Click here for application details (opens in new window)

Posted in Beer News, Miller Coors

Braves Partner with MillerCoors on New Chop House

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When the Atlanta Braves open their new stadium in Cobb County, Georgia, it will feature another Chop House bar, similar to the one that overlooks the outfield currently. MillerCoors has inked the partnership deal for the new three story restaurant and bar at Sunburst Park. You’ll come to know the new spot as the Coors Light Chop House.

Additionally, MillerCoor’s cider brand Smith & Forge will be the official hard cider of the Atlanta Braves, and Peroni Nastro Azzuro (Italy) will be the official import beer.

Currently, Atlanta-based SweetWater Brewery is the official craft brewery of the Braves. SweetWater has declined to mention if that partnership will continue when he stadium opens in 2017.

Image via MillerCoors

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All Nude Beerfest Returns to the Poconos

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Sunny Rest Resort, based in northeastern Pennsylvania, will again host a beer festival where clothing is banned.

Sunny Rest is a naturalist resort (i.e. nudist resort) where birthday suits are a must. On June 27th, the attendees will let it all hangout, while drinking our favorite beverage – beer.

You want beer? Get a ticket. Oh, and drop your pants. A least it will be warm again right? Tickets are $18 dollars in advance.