Members Of The Georgia Brewers Guild Create Beer Collaborations
Unofficially, the members of the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild are collaborating. Late July/August should see the first in a series of collaborative brews by members of the guild.
Some initial information (still waiting on 100% confirmation, subject to change):
Jailhouse’s Glen Golden is brewing at Cannon Brewpub in Columbus, GA
Terrapin’s Spike & John Pinkerton are working on a brew at Moon River in Savannah, GA
O’Dempsey’s is collaborating at Max Lager’s in Atlanta, GA
There are more in the works, each set to debut later this summer. The members of the Georgia Brewers Guild include –
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Buckhead-Atlanta
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Midtown-Atlanta
Jail House Brewing Company, Hampton
Red Brick Brewing Company, Atlanta
Max Lagers Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery, Atlanta
Moon River Brewing Company, Savannah
Sweet Water Brewing Company, Atlanta
Terrapin Beer Company, Athens
The Cannon Brewpub, Columbus
Twain’s Billiard and Tap, Decatur
More to follow…
Gordon Biersch Marzen 16 oz
Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen 16oz
Gordon Biersch To Close San Fran Location
Gordon Biersch will be closing their San Francisco location in April. The brewery and the current landlord couldn’t come to mutual agreement on a lease. This was the brewery/restaurant’s 3rd location, opened in March 1992 right next to the bay bridge. They will open a new location in the area in the future.
The lease ends on 4/28/12. [InsideScoopSF]
Gordon Biersch Launches Swing Top 750ml Program
Gordon Biersch has announced the addition of a 750ml program. A series of brews, limited to 4,000 cases or less.
Imperial Pilsner Brau (IPB) Is First Up.
“This is a beer unlike any other made before,” says Gordon. “We designed the IPB to pique the curiosity of the IPA drinker, and we hope to capture their palate preference with the unique, authentic flavor that is completely its own. This concept is all about innovation and beer creativity.”
Swing Top Bottles Imported From Germany
The brewing process takes place at the San Jose brewery and is topped off by hand with the addition of historic German swing-top enclosure, which dates back to the late 1800s.
More On IPB
IPB is an intensely-hopped, bold Pilsner that emphasizes the noble hops from central Europe: Hallertau, Tettnang, Spalt and Saaz. Brewed in accordance with the Germany Purity Law of 1516, it is naturally carbonated and unfiltered. IPB is 6.5% alcohol and 50 IBU.
Availability: 750ml swing top bottles
Distribution Area: California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Washington DC, Maryland, and Hawaii.
Arrival: May, 2012
Oskar Blues To Change “Gordon Ale” Name
Oskar Blues Brewing (Lyons, CO) to change the name of their popular Gordon Ale. Gordon Biersch Brewing recently filed a lawsuit regarding the name, stating the use of “Gordon” violates copyright.
Quoting from Denver Westword Blogs:
“Oskar Blues will change the name of one of its four year-round beers after the Tennessee-based Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group threatened to sue the Colorado company for trademark infringement, says Oskar Blues spokesman Chad Melis.
Gordon, the Oskar Blues beer, is named for Gordon Knight, a fire-fighting helicopter pilot and brewer who helped create the Twisted Pine, Wolf Tongue and Estes Park breweries in the early 1990s. Knight was killed in 2002 when the helicopter he was using to drop water on a fire near Lyons crashed.
The beer will be renamed G’Knight, and Oskar Blues will hold a party on February 19 at itsTasty Weasel tap house in Longmont, to celebrate the beer and its namesake. Knight’s birthday was February 20; he would have been 61.
Read the rest here —> http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2011/01/gordon_biersch_forces_oskar_bl.php