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Hanger 24 Enters Arizona

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery will now be available across Arizona thanks to Golden Eagle Distributors.

Initial lineup includes Orange Wheat, Amarillo Pale Ale, Alt-Bier Ale, Helle Lager, Columbus IPA, Chocolate Porter, and Double IPA. In addition, look for seasonal offerings from the Local Field Series, and Barrel Roll Series.

Arizona joins current distribution areas of Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Hangar 24 Craft Brewery was founded 2008.

Read more: Distribution Expansion

Posted in Hangar 24, New Releases

Hangar 24 Adds “Palmero” To Local Fields Series

Hangar 24 (Redlands, CA) adds to their Local Fields Series this month with Palmero. This edition has a base beer of a Belgian-style dubbed, with dates added from the Coachella Valley of California. (Hence, Local Fields.) 95% of all the dates in the U.S. come from this area.

Fruity esters from the Belgian yeast strain combine with a delicate date sweetness. This beer is full of flavors of caramel, raisin, rum and spice.

Style: Belgian-Style Dubbel (w/ Dates)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: 4/6/2013

7% ABV, 20 IBUs 

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America’s Past Time and Hangar 24 “Baseball Beer”

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery (Redlands, CA) is getting in the spirit of baseball season with Baseball Beer. This new release will launch April 4, brewed just for the baseball season, the first release to follow Hullabaloo Winter Beer last fall.

A unique blend of a classic Pilsner with an American Wheat Beer.  Spicy hop aroma and a clean subtle bitterness are balanced by the bready malt character of wheat.  This balance makes the beer especially refreshing and drinkable.

Style: American Wheat
Availability: Draft only
Arrival: April 4, 2013

4.8% ABV, 21 IBU

Posted in Hangar 24, New Releases

Hangar 24 Releases Barrel Roll #4 Today

Hangar 24 Barrel Roll Hammerhead

A new Barrel Roll springs forth today from Hangar 24 Craft Brewery (Redlands, CA). Hammerhead, an American-style barleywine (hoppier than the English versions) aged in rye whiskey and bourbon barrels.  Each release in the series is named for a plane aerobatic maneuver. A hammerhead is when you climb straight vertical and essentially stall the plane so it is sitting still in the air (nose up).

In the end, the pilot makes the plane to tip over like it is hinged on one of it’s wingtips, and pointed straight down. (See image below.)

Spicy aromas spill from the glass: rich caramel, citrusy hops, bourbon and oak. Layered flavors of toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, spice and rye whiskey lead to a warm and slightly bitter finish. This is a strong ale, meant to be sipped, savored and enjoyed.

Style: Barleywine (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750ml bottles, Limited Draft

13.8% ABV, 83 IBU

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New SoCal Brewery To Can: Hangar 24

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery (Redlands, CA) released their first canned offerings this week. With this release, they are the first Southern California brewery to can and bottle their beer.  Initial offerings include:

Orange Wheat – Crisp, Tangy, and Refreshing. The citrus aroma, light airy mouthfeel, and tangy finish are this unfiltered beer’s trademarks. This is accomplished by adding whole locally grown oranges throughout the brewing process, which perfectly coalesce with the wheat and barley base.

Helles Lager – Traditional and Sweet. This Munich style Helles bears all its delicacies for you to enjoy with nothing to hide. Sweet candy-like malt sweetness and a hint of German noble hop flavor and aroma is what this craft lager is all about.

 Both are now available year round in 12oz cans.
Ed Note: Thanks to a few concerned readers, Golden Road Brewery seems to be the first to can in SoCal. Thanks guys…
Posted in Hangar 24, Press Releases

Hangar 24 Increases 2012 Pugachev’s Cobra Production (PR)

REDLANDS, CA. — Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, one of the top 100 craft brewers in the country, is celebrating the return of winter by releasing its bourbon barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout, Pugachev’s Cobra on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Hangar 24 will also be marking the occasion by hosting an inaugural Barrel Aged Beer Tasting Event that day with twelve different beers to choose from for sampling. Pugachev’s Cobra, which won gold at the 2012 California State Fair, is an intense assault on your senses. This Russian Imperial Stout, with a thick caramel head, is bursting with aromas of chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, licorice and dark fruits. Flavors of chocolate-covered plum, sweet malt, bourbon and roasted coffee explode on the pallet with every sip.

Pugachev’s Cobra features three different-dark roasted malts and rich maple syrup in a truly unique brewing process to create complexity and depth. Once fermented, it’s then aged for eight months in freshly emptied bourbon barrels. While Pugachev’s Cobra can be enjoyed the day it is purchased, Hangar 24 recommends cellaring the bottle for up to three years to receive the full flavor effect.

Pugachev’s Cobra gets its name from an aerial maneuver where a pilot suddenly raises the aircraft nose to near vertical before dropping back to attack mode. Pugachev’s Cobra was first released on Dec. 10, 2011 with 3,495 bottles; due to the extremely popular demand for the craft beer, Hangar 24 has increased its production for 2012 to an estimated 6,000 bottles. Attendees of the inaugural Barrel Aged Beer Tasting Event will be able to sample six, 4oz pours of any of the following Hangar 24 Barrel Aged craft beer:

On Draught:

  • 2012 Pugachev’s Cobra o 2011 Pugachev’s Cobra
  • 2012 Hammerhead o 2011 Pugachev’s Cobra aged in Rye Barrels
  • 2011 Immelmann aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels
  • 4th Anniversary Dopplesticke Alt aged in Rye Barrels

In Bottles:

  • 2012 Pugachev’s Cobra
  • o 2011 Pugachev’s Cobra
  • 2012 Chandelle
  • 2012 Hammerhead
  • 2011 Humpty Bump

2010 Immelmann Pugachev’s Cobra will be available for sale in 750mL bottles ($20 each, limit 6) and draught in Hangar 24’s Tasting Room in Redlands, California.

Limited Southern California distribution to on- and off-premise locations will begin on Monday, Dec. 10. Tickets are available on Dec. 8 for $25 in the Tasting Room. The first 250 participants will receive a complimentary, Hangar 24 Barrel Aged Beer taster glass. Hangar 24’s Tasting Room will be fully open on Dec. 8 and will be serving all of its craft beer styles. For more information on Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, please visit www.Hangar24Brewery.com.

About Hangar 24

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery began with a true passion for good beer, the absolute love of flying and the pure enjoyment of being around great friends. Owner and master Brewer Ben Cook and his buddies used to meet at Hangar 24 after an afternoon of flying to trade stories, talk aviation, play music and share a few cold ones that Ben just finished brewing at home. These days, the location where these fine beers are brewed has changed, but the quality time spent enjoying a delicious, handcrafted beer and conversation is the same as ever. Hangar 24 Craft Brewery employs more than 50 team members and its distribution is now spanned throughout Southern California with its addition of another company, Hangar 24 Craft Distribution. Its annual capacity now stands at approximately 40,000 and its Brewery and Distribution Center together employ nearly 100 people.

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Hangar 24 Brews Gourdgeous Today

Hangar 24 (Redlands, CA) receives a shipment of pumpkins today. Volunteers will arrives at the brewery to help clean the pumpkins and prep for brewing. Gourdgeous is a strong porter, brewed with pumpkin, spices and molasses. Interesting, while almost every other pumpkin beer is on the shelves for the year, Hanger 24 is just now brewing theirs.

Style: Porter (w/ Pumpkin, Molasses, & Spices)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft (Tap Room)
Arrival: October 6, 2012?? ABV