The Super Bowl will be hosted in Atlanta this year at the city’s new $1 billion+ stadium and home of the Atlanta Falcons – Mercedes Benz Stadium
The area next door, previously known as Phillps Arena and home to the Atlanta Thrashers and Atlanta Hawks, has also just been renovated and renamed to State Farm Arena. In January, State Farm will host a three-day Bud Light music festival alongside the Super Bowl.
The initial lineup has been announced, which includes Bruno Mars, Ludacris, and Cardi B. Friday’s lineup includes Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Aerosmith. Bud Light is teasing a fourth major artist to be announced soon.
The fest runs from Thursday, January 31st to Saturday, February 2nd.
Bud Light is releasing a limited edition Eagles Super Bowl LII Champions bottles, – aka the “Philly Philly” box set.
Each Super Bowl LII pack will be individually numbered and includes a 25-ounce Bud Light aluminum bottle and two glasses each etched with the “Philly Special” play (where Nick Foles racked up a touchdown). Only 20,418 of these commemorative sets will be released, corresponding to the date of the epic win over the New England Patriots.
Only 20,418 of these commemorative sets will be released, corresponding to the date of the epic win over the New England Patriots and each comes with a chance to win tickets to the opening game at Lincoln Financial Field on September 6th.
Fans will only be able to find these Super Bowl commemorative packs in the Philadelphia area starting August 15th, delivered by special Bud Light “Philly Special” trucks.
Charlotte, North Carolina based Bayne Brewing has closed its doors after 3.5 years.
The 1,400 square foot brewery started was opened by Chris Bayne in Cornelius. His passion for brewing started at home back in 2004. 1% of the brewery’s profits were donated to Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, a gorilla conservation fund. (Hence the gorilla logo.
The brewery announced their closure on Facebook.
Arches Brewing Mexican Empire will debut this week in cans for the first time.
The Mexican lager, known formally as the Vienna lager, saw a big surge in craft brewing last summer. Arches Brewing Mexican Empire was a draft only seasonal for the brewery in the past, but the brewery has found that demand has completely out-paced production.
Mexican Empire is the fourth can release by the Hapeville, Georgia based brewery.
“This has been one of those beers that snuck up on us. As a team, it’s been one of our favorites and we always felt like it would be a really drinkable Spring seasonal. As more people tasted it, we kept getting asked to brew it more often and package it.” – Arches co-founder Ryan Fogelgren
Mexican Empire joins Unseasonable Lager, Southern Bel’, and Queen’s Weisse in the brewery’s 12-ounce can offerings, debuting on June 28th.
Style: Vienna Lager
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
Debut (Cans): 6/28/18
Inspired by the surrounding wine country, Silva Brewing The Pink Stuff is now available in Paso Robles, California.
Chuck Silva, the brewery’s co-founder and brewmaster built his brewery in the heart of Paso Robles, a bastion for wine production. In Silva’s own words,
Pittsburgh based Rivertowne Brewing has filed for bankruptcy protection according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
In the filings, the brewery owes $271,000 to the Pittsburgh Pirates, $103,000 to S&T Bank, plus other debts including rent, utilities, and more. In total, the brewery owes $637,372.58 to various companies.
Rivertowne Brewing was founded in 2002 and has since grown to include five locations around the Pittsburgh area.
According to the brewery, sales of their newest beers are strong, the employees will continue to be paid and the business will continue as normal as a new financial plan is created.
The brewery’s year-round beers include Hali Kahiki (Pineapple fruit beer), Grateful White (witbier), Jump! IPA, and Float Trip IPA.
Terrapin Beer Company’s Frank Skorzewski has announced his retirement as of August 31st of this year. A longtime employee of the brewery Dustin Watts will assume the presidential role upon Skorzewski’s retirement on September 1st.
Frank has held the president seat at Terrapin for the past two years. For that duration, he’s been commuting from his home in South Carolina, well as focusing on smart company growth, and the brewery’s transition into the Tenth & Blake portfolio. Watts, along with co-founder and brewmaster Brian “Spike” Buckowski will lead the brewery into 2019 and beyond.
We’ll miss Frank, but we won’t miss a beat because Dustin will succeed him as president. As Terrapin’s vice president of marketing and sales since January 2006, Dustin has been one of the most prominent faces of the brewery with distributors, retailers and beer drinkers. He joined the brewery in late 2003 and has been a driving force in building the brand, growing the business and developing the team and culture that have been so critical in making Terrapin one of the most successful craft brands across the Southeast and beyond. If you’ve gotten to know Dustin, you know he lives and breathes Terrapin! – Pete Marino, President of Tenth & Blake
Terrapin was founded in Athens, Georgia in 2002. In 2017, the brewery opened the Terrapin Brewlab, a 5 barrel brewhouse in Suntrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves.
In 2018, the brewery is up 25% year-to-date through the end of March and is currently expanding distribution into both Michigan and Wisconsin.
Above: Dustin Watts & his wife Terri in Patagonia – El Chalten, Argentina.