New Launches

Posted in Beer News, Lone Tree Brewing Co, New Launches

Lone Tree Brewing Company Weeks Away From Launch

Came across this in planning what breweries to visit during GABF.  

Lone Tree Brewing Company is weeks away from opening. John Winter & Jason Wiedmaier are putting the finishing touches on a 5,000 square foot, 7 barrel brewhouse in Lone Tree, Colorado. 6 year round beers are planned.  The 1,000 foot tasting room will feature growler fills, flights and pints, board games, soda for underagers, tvs, and places to chillax.  Lone Tree will not serve food, but encourages you to bring in food from surrounding restaurants.  

Press Release

Lone Tree, CO – August 7, 2011– Business partners John Winter and Jason Wiedmaier are preparing to launch Lone Tree Brewing Company this fall in the Parkway Point building at 8222 Park Meadows Drive, across the street from Furniture Row in Lone Tree, Colorado.“The Lone Tree Brewing Company mission is to create a neighborhood gathering place where everyone feels right at home,” says Head Brewer and Co-owner Jason Wiedmaier. Lone Tree Brewing will provide the public with small batches of hand craft beer produced in their seven barrel brewing system, featuring six flagship beers and a couple of small batch rotating taps.

The beers will be sold on premise in a tasting room. Patrons will be able to order sample flights, allowing them to sample a variety of brews, or regular pints. The brews will also be available at a small number of local restaurants and liquor stores. For those who want to enjoy the beer at home straight from the brewery, the following will also be available for purchase in the establishment:

-64 ounce growlers (reusable glass bottles)
-Sixth-barrel (5.2-gallon) kegs
-Half-barrel (15.5-gallon) kegs

Lone Tree Brewing will also create a couple varieties of soda for kids and non-drinkers. Food will not be offered at the brewery, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own food or order from neighboring restaurants.

The company’s 5,000-square-foot brew house is currently in the design stage. “Around 1,000 square feet will be the tasting room; a small and friendly place, where fellow beer lovers can share the experience of sampling small-batch brews,” Winter says.

The tasting room will be set up to host small private parties, receptions, and meetings. There will also be televisions throughout the establishment, as the partners will encourage the community to stop by and enjoy a craft brew during local and nationally televised sporting events. For those looking for a more conversational atmosphere, board games and cards will also be available.

The brewery will be open seven days a week, with closings planned at 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 p.m. on the weekends. With a majority of the business hours being day-time, the partners hope to include a patio area in the future.

Lone Tree Brewing President John Winter has a vision that area cyclists will stop in for a mid-ride break, families will enjoy board games, and Lone Tree residents will find the brewery as a gathering place for community groups and events. “We want to be a part of the community, not a night club. We truly believe that this will be a unique establishment,” says Winter.

Wiedmaier, a high school German teacher, learned about the cultural significance of brewing and the pride Germans take in their beer as a student.  Wiedmaier shares, “I took a magnificent trip to Germany and had many delicious beer experiences. Upon my return home, I began looking for beers that could provide the kind of satisfaction I found in fresh handcrafted German beers.”

He has now been home brewing for 13 years and in working to master his brewing skills Wiedmaier became an employee at the Brew Hut homebrew supply store seven years ago. His efforts have paid off, as he has won several awards in homebrew competitions over the past few years.

The Brew Hut, which is attached to Dry Dock Brewing Company in Aurora, is where Wiedmaier and Winter first met. Although, their paths could have crossed much earlier, as Winter has spent a lot of time in Germany as well as other locations around the world while working in the aviation industry for 35 years. Winter explains that, “After spending a majority of my life working for large companies, I wanted to take that experience and apply it to creating a company that is fun and exciting.”

Winter has been seriously brewing for more than three years now. But, it has always been much more than a hobby for him as he took his research to new heights, completing the “Concise Course in Brewing Technology” from the Siebel Institute of Technology to further his brewing knowledge.

While both have varied backgrounds, they have a mutual appreciation for the science, attention to detail, and experimentation behind creating a great beer. They also believe that the “neighborhood small town experience” will be enjoyable for the south Denver metropolis.

“We are hoping to name one of the beers after Acres Green, the community directly behind our location” the partners said. To learn more about the brewery’s beer line-up, visit for complete descriptions.

Posted in New Launches, Red Hare Brewing

Red Hare Brewing Surfaces In Georgia

Red Hare Brewing

Georgia is about to get another brewery – Red Hare Brewing.  It looks to be the brainchild of Bobby Thomas and Roger Davis.  It’s existence has flown a bit under the radar.  According to the brewery’s blog,  Red Hare was officially christened on November 17th, 2010.    Back in April, Red Hare purchased an 11,000 foot space on Delk Road in Marietta, Georgia and commenced building.

The brewhouse just arrived last week.  A 20 barrel brewhouse from British Columbia.  They unloaded a mash/lauter tun, brewkettle, hot liquor tank, CIP system, and two 40 barrel bright tanks from Specific Mechanical.  Initial beers include Wabbit Wheat Beer, Long Day Lager, and  Stowaway IPA.  When searching for information on these releases – there already is a beer by another brewing company called Stowaway IPA.  Hopefully no one is going to be upset by this.

No info on distributor, launch parties, or initial offering dates.  Below of pics from the brewhouse installation.

More to follow…

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Posted in New Launches, New Releases, Wrecking Bar Brewpub

Drinking Assignment: Wrecking Bar Brewpub

Wrecking Bar Brewpub,  Atlanta’s newest brewpub open it’s doors today at 12:30 pm!  The new brewpub is situated in Little 5 Points.

What You Need To Know:

The bar is the result of the hard work of Bob & Kristine Sandage & Doug Benson.  The head brewer is Chris Teremzi, a 20 year veteran of home brewing & Max Lagers.  The bar built into an old Victorian style home that used to be a Methodist Church, & dance school.  Upstairs is special event space.  Downstairs the bar & restaurant. The basement is the brewhouse.

The brewhouse is a 7 barrel DME system  with an 800 barrel capacity (24,800 gallon) a year.  There are 4 initial launch beers:

Golden Nelson Ale – American Pale Ale, 4.5% ABV, 45 IBUs.  Canadian honey malt, Nelson Sauvin hops.

Red Monkey Amber IPA – American IPA, 6.7% ABV, 68 IBUs.  Cascade, Centennial, Columbus hops, with a darker malt profile. A hoppy amber if you will.

Jemmy Stout – American Stout, 7% ABV, 47 IBUs.  Perle & Centennial hops mixed with a dark roasty malt background. Think pine, chocolate & coffee.

Belgina Wit – Witbier, 4.2% ABV, 15 IBUs.  The lowest abv beer on the menu.  Orange peel, oats & barley. Spicy wheat great for hot weather.

On deck to be tapped soon (currently fermenting away in the basement) West Coast IPA, Belgian Dubbel, Imperial IPA.  There is also a full bar if beer isn’t your thing.  (Thanks for reading though!)

The food looks great, though I haven’t gotten to taste it yet.  Expect beer & cheese soup, fries, salads, burgers, sandwiches, with entrees in the steak & salmon categories.  Only thing missing is some spent grain bread.  (A brewpub favorite.)

Wrecking Bar is open 7 days a week for your food & drinking needs.  11pm during the week, Midnight on the weekends.   There’s your Wrecking Bar run down.  Now get drinking.

Wrecking Bar Brewpub
292 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Posted in Mad River Brewing, New Launches

Mad River Releases Jamaica Sunrise E.S.B.

Mad River Brewing is releasing/shipping a new beer dubbed “Sunrise E.S.B.”.  The beer joins the Jamaican line  of beers by the Blue Lake, California brewery.  Looks like the distribution is fairly limited.  Here’s the press release rundown:

Mad River Brewing Company Releases Jamaica Sunrise E.S.B.

Our third installment to our popular Jamaica line of ales (Jamaica Red and Jamaica Sunset IPA), Jamaica Sunrise E.S.B. is a tribute to the classic English style. Light and crisp, this refreshing session ale is brewed with majority Pale and Aromatic malts and a dash of Carastan.

Full malty flavor and mouth feel are balanced by a continental hop profile provided by Fuggle and Golding hops. 5.4% ABV and 46.3 IBU’s. Available March 1st for limited draft distribution in California, Oregon and Washington.


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Posted in Highland Brewing, New Launches

NEW RELEASE: Highland Little Hump Spring

New from Highland Brewing Company (Asheville, NC) is Little Hump Spring Ale.  I hope you aren’t too mature to not giggle at the name.  Little Hump Mountain is a mountain summit in Avery County in  North Carolina.  Little Hump Mountain climbs to 5,207 feet above sea level.  I can only assume Highland named the spring ale after the mountain well – because warm weather – hiking – etc.  This spring ale is here, getting hiking, get drinking.

Commercial Description:
This American Pale Ale is a refreshing session beer meticulously handcrafted with a unique Highland twist. Brewed with grains from America’s heartland, using Simcoe hops for bittering and dry hopped with Amarillo and Cascade for aromatics, this beer finishes crisp and clean. It is a palate pleasing seasonal experience.

Style: American Pale Ale

Taste Expectations: Fresh hops – Lemon & Citrus.  Toasted grain.  Crisp, clean, easy drinking.

Availability: 12oz/6pks.  Draft.  Spring seasonal.

4.5% ABV

Posted in Lost Abbey, Meet the Brewer, New Launches, Port Brewing Company

GEORGIA: Port/Lost Abbey Officially Launched!

As of today, Port Brewing/Lost Abbey are officially in Georgia.  Off premise stores will be receiving shipments (snow/weather) permitting.  Tomme Arthur is making special appearances to celebrate the launch.  Here’s everything you need to know.

Tomme Arthur Appearances:

Tuesday, January 18th
5:00 PM – Brick Store Pub
9:00 PM – Ormsby’s

Wednesday, January 19th
5:00pm – Porter Beer Bar (Lost Abbey Website Has Different schedule)
7:00pm – Cypress Street
9:00pm – Midway Pub

Thursday, January 20th
7:00pm – Taco Mac Kennesaw

As for the launch beers, check on the launch lineup here —>

Posted in New Launches

Perennial Ales To Open In 2011

A new craft brewery opens its doors in May of 2011 – Perennial Artisan Ales.  This new brewery will be based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Perennial Ales is the brainchild of Phil and Emily Wymore.   Phil has been the head brewer at Half Acre Brewing in Chicago, Illinois for the past few years, and the Cellar Manager for Goose Island Brewing, also in Chicago.

In September, Perennial aquired a 7 barrel brewing system from Good People Brewing in Birmingham, Alabama.  This system can brew close to 300 gallon batches at once.  Just a few weeks ago the site for the brewery was announced – 8125 S. Michigan Ave, St. Louis, Missouri.  The building was once used by Coca-Cola to produce syrup.

Launch dates, and beers have yet to be determined, but a few will be Belgian influenced.  Also, from what I understand there is no immediate plan to distribute outside of Missouri in the immediate future.

Website coming soon —>