Good People Brewing Celebrates Seven Years of Brewing this July 4th

GOOD PEOPLE BREWING CO. CELEBRATES ITS 7TH BIRTHDAY ON JULY FOURTH!

A backyard BBQ and view of the best fireworks in town will celebrate Good People’s birthday, the official opening of their new taproom, and the July Fourth holiday! 

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WHAT:           On Saturday, July 4 from 1:00 p.m. to midnight, Good People Brewing Co. will host a birthday bash and backyard BBQ (with a view of the best fireworks in town) to celebrate its seventh birthday and the July Fourth holiday. The event will also mark the official opening of Community Hall, Good People’s taproom and gathering space, after undergoing months of renovations. Guests can mingle at a traditional backyard BBQ before the Birmingham Barons game at 6pm, and also enjoy one of the best views of Thunder on the Mountain, Birmingham’s Fourth of July fireworks celebration, which has been hailed as one of the largest and most extravagant Independence Day traditions in the state of Alabama (fireworks kick off at 9pm). Along with live music and a selection of beer special releases, food will be offered from 1pm to 4pm with summer favorites such as burgers, hot dogs, ice pops, and BBQ. Tickets are not required.

WHEN:   Saturday, July 4, 2015, 1:00 p.m. to midnight

WHERE:         Good People Brewing Co., 114 14th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233 – (205) 286-2337

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Funky Buddha adds Food to the Tap Room

FUNKY BUDDHA BRINGS FOOD TO THE TAP ROOM:
“CRAFT FOOD COUNTER & KITCHEN” COMING IN SEPTEMBER

OAKLAND PARK, FL – Funky Buddha is brewing up something special yet again – this time, in the kitchen. The brewery announces today its plans to build Craft Food Counter & Kitchen inside it’s Oakland Park tap room. This next step in Funky Buddha Brewery’s evolution will be a locally-driven kitchen, combining gourmet-caliber plates with a fast-casual “counter” method of service that will fit right in to the tap room’s communal atmosphere.

“Funky Buddha has always been known for its culinary approach to beer, and now we’ll finally have a kitchen to match,” says KC Sentz, co-owner of Funky Buddha Brewery. “The ability to incorporate quality food and beer together will just complete the tap room experience for our customers.”

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Craft Food Counter & Kitchen (CFC) will be helmed by Jeff Vincent, a South Carolina native and veteran head chef who most recently brought acclaim to the fantastic Beauty & the Feast inside the Atlantic Hotel on Fort Lauderdale beach. Vincent joined the Funky Buddha family in early April to produce the menu and oversee build out plans. His eclectic style draws on his low country roots, combining European technique learned from his early days apprenticing in the Iberian Peninsula with world-class kitchen experience at resorts such as Callaway Gardens and Highland Country Club in LaGrange, Georgia.

“Funky Buddha’s unique beers are an amazing source of inspiration,” says Vincent. “Getting to create dishes that will interact with these beers has got me anxious to fire up that kitchen and get cooking.”

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Vincent’s menu will combine farm-to-table ethos with upscale street food. Everything will be made in house, utilizing local ingredients as well as the beers themselves. Pickled vegetables will be made using only fresh, seasonal produce. Sauces, soups, and even Bavarian-style soft pretzels will be made in house daily. The later – a signature item at CFC – will utilize ingredients from every step in the brewing process: spent grains in the dough, real brewer’s yeast as a leavening agent, and finished beer in a variety of housemade dipping sauces including Doc Brown whole grain mustard, sriracha buttermilk dressing, and red ale cheese dip.

Traditional pub fare will all receive a twist courtesy of Vincent. The Mighty Tatanka burger will feature a blend of lean bison livened with bacon, smoked buffalo mozzarella, charred plum tomatoes, and sweet onion compote. Deviled eggs — a true Southern staple — will be set off with pancetta lardons and house-pickled okra. Sharable plates perfect for splitting over a few beers will also be a central focus. Dishes include wok-blistered shishito peppers with smoked peanuts and lime pearls, and beer-battered chicken and biscuit sliders with sawmill gravy. CFC at Funky Buddha Brewery will serve lunch, happy hour, and dinner daily.

The addition of Craft Food Counter & Kitchen will also allow the brewery to conduct beer dinners on site, pairing its brews with custom dishes turned out by Vincent. A full-service private room that seats 125 is being built concurrently and will host corporate events, receptions, and private functions with a full catering menu to match.

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Construction on CFC is set to begin immediately with an estimated completion in September. This news comes as the brewery is set to host its Second Annual Anniversary Festival & Block Party on May 30th, which promises to be the largest craft beer event to date held in South Florida. For more details on the festival visit anniversary.funkybuddhabrewery.com.

ABOUT FUNKY BUDDHA BREWERY: Founded in 2010 in Boca Raton, Florida, Funky Buddha Brewery is committed to producing bold craft beers that marry culinary-inspired ingredients with time-honored  technique. Its lineup includes year-round brews Floridian Hefeweizen and Hop Gun IPA, along with specialty releases such as No Crusts Peanut Butter and Jelly Brown Ale and the highly sought after Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Its Oakland Park production brewery opened in June 2013 and distributes draught beer to retail outlets throughout Florida.
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Wild Heaven 1 Year Anniversary – Atlanta Summer Beer Fest June 20, 4pm-9pm – News from SweetWater – Hi-Wire Moves East

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Atlanta Beer Festivals will host the 6th Atlanta Summer Beer Fest at the Masquerade Music Park on Saturday, June 20, 2014.  This event will feature 200+ beers, ciders, and a small selection of wines.  There will be live music on the main stage outside, as well as out front.  We will be using the inside rooms as well this year with some additional live music and DJ Qtip.  The full Music line-up will soon be announced.  This has been one of the best festivals of the summer every year, and this year will be even better.

The event will be held at Masquerade, 695 North Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30308.

Tickets are on sale now.  Advance tickets are $40, $45 after June 11, and $55 day of event. Sales tax and ticket fees will be added.  Tickets can be purchased from Xorbia through our event website:  www.atlantasummerbeerfest.com/

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Wild Heaven Craft Beers announces a one year anniversary party

Yesterday Wild Heaven completed canning their Emergency Drinking Beer, and announced that they are planning a big celebration weekend. Here’s a couple bits of news about their Anniversary Parties:

Tickets remain, but they may sell out – Wild Heaven will advise via social media (www.twitter.com/wildheaven and www.facebook.com/wildheaven) Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon if any tasting glasses will be available at the door.

  • Friday (8-11pm): Chips/salsa/quesadillas by Mezcalito’s Cantina (Grant Park) and wings by D.B.A. Barbeque (Va-Hi).
  • Saturday (7-10pm): Sloppy Joes by Community BBQ (Decatur)

Wild Heaven will have a variety of barreled beers on tap as well and they are  excited to share them with their fans and can’t wait to taste them with you as well.

All the details are below – but make sure to reserve your glass in advance for one of the two sessions (they will be running regular tasting hours as well that weekend with the regular lineup).

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News From SweetWater

SweetWater announced its summer release, Water Keeper Hefeweizen, will be available in 6-pack cans this year and will also be included in their summer can tackle box! The brewery will have the beer on tap starting May 21, and they are adding to the celebration by inviting fans to come down to the brewery and help paint rain barrels. The rain barrels will then be sold as art work to raise money for the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. They will also have local artists Kyle Brooks and John Dunn hanging out to provide “some inspiration if you’re stuck.”

sweetwaterSweetWater also announced in their newsletter they will be in Augusta celebrating with the local minor league baseball team August 8th.

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“If you’ve never been to a Greenjackets game down in Augusta, you are missing out. It’s minor league ball at it’s finest in a park absolutely decked out in tie-dye and with SweetWater beer specials that approach insanity.

On August 8, we’re bringing Savannah Riverkeeper into the mix with tie-dye unis, a silent auction and Waterkeeper Hefe on tap. All proceeds from the evening will be donated back to Savannah Riverkeeper.”

Hi-Wire Brewing to Extend Distribution to North Carolina Coast May 18th

Asheville, NC – Asheville based Hi-Wire Brewing has signed on with Coastal Beverage Company to expand its distribution beyond the mountains, triad and triangle area of North Carolina to bring beer to the coastal counties. This soon-to-be 2 year old brewery opened the doors of its original South Slope location June 2013 and is slated to open the doors on its newest project, the Biltmore Big Top, summer 2015.

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Hi-Wire Brewing will bring the following beers into the coastal North Carolina counties:

  •  Hi-Pitch IPA – A western North Carolina take on the West Coast style IPA. Huge citrus hop aromas make this a Hop Head’s dream. Its full body balances well with the bitterness & allows the drinker to enjoy its depth of hop flavors & aromas. This beer will be available in 6 packs and and kegs.
  • Prime Time Pale Ale – Simcoe hops bring a plethora of flavors and aromas from this crisp American Pale Ale. From floral to earthy, citrus to pine, this dry ale is an easy drinker. This will be available in 6 packs and and kegs.
  • Bed of Nails Brown Ale – Our brown ale is crafted as an ode to the traditional English brown. Its delicate body allows the flavors of caramel and toffee from our specialty malts to come to life. This will be available in 6 packs and and kegs.
  • Summer Seasonal: Uprisin’ Hefeweizen – A traditional wheat ale with big ester notes of banana – backed by tones of clove and peppercorn. Brewed with 100% North Carolina grown wheat from Riverbend Malt House in Asheville, NC, this beer is sure to become your summer favorite.
  • Limited specialty bottles and draft.

To celebrate the expansion east, Hi-Wire Brewing has set up a variety of events at numerous locations in Eastern North Carolina. Starting May 18th, craft beer drinkers will be able meet owners and representatives of Hi-Wire Brewing as well as taste their lineup of beers at select bars in the area. Each participating bar will be the single exclusive location to find Hi-Wire beer for that particular evening.

For a full schedule of Hi-Wire’s coastal North Carolina launch events and participating locations, visit the Beer Street Journal at beerstreetjournal.com/events/

About Hi-Wire Brewing

Located in Downtown Asheville, NC, Hi-Wire Brewing is known for producing approachable and balanced ales and lagers, most notably Hi-Wire Lager, Prime Time Pale Ale, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch IPA. Awarded the most medals at the 2014 NC Brewer’s Cup and Best New North Carolina Brewery of 2013 by RateBeer. Hi-Wire’s award-winning beers can be found on draft and bottles in North Carolina bars and retail shops as well as in their South Slope Brewery and Tasting Room in downtown Asheville. In summer 2015, craft beer drinkers can enjoy Hi-Wire beer at their Biltmore Village Big Top location, a 27,000 square foot production facility, a half a mile from the Biltmore Estate. In addition to flagship beers, Hi-Wire offers a rotating selection of seasonals as well as one-offs from their Hi-Wire Reserve Series. Learn more about the company at www.hiwirebrewing.com

 

Brooksville craft brewery plans to serve suds this summer

Brooksville craft brewery plans to serve suds this summer

Marker 48 Brewing’s taproom will be a community gathering spot run by Hernando County natives.

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BROOKSVILLE, Florida May, 2015 – Thirsty craft beer fans in Hernando County will soon have a brewery to call their own.

And because of the building’s previous tenant, it will boast a feature not seen too often – if ever – in the sandy soils of Florida: a real underground beer cellar.

This unusual feature is possible because the structure at 12147 Cortez Blvd. housed an auto mechanic shop, and the 1,200-square-foot space below floor level was the “oil-change pit,” where staffers could get underneath the cars to drain fluids and otherwise easily access the undercarriages of customers’ vehicles.

“We are going to turn it into our wood-barrel aging beer cellar,” says Marketing and Sales Manager Tina Ryman. “It’s going to be, hopefully, the perfect climate to age imperials and some really good beers that we have planned for the future.”

Co-owners Tina and Maurice Ryman signed the lease on Feb. 1, 2015, after seeing the potential in the vacant 4,600 square feet with its five overhead bay doors on one of Hernando County’s busiest highways. The Rymans, with the help of friends including future lead brewer John Myers, started the interior demolition of the future brewery, and have ordered a 7-barrel brewing system from Portland, Oregon-based Stout Tanks and Kettles. It is scheduled to be delivered in mid-May. Plans call for five core beers, and five to seven seasonals, specialty and guest beers on tap at all times.

The Rymans, longtime members of the local homebrewing community, traveled for years visiting the nation’s breweries, first as fans of tasty handcrafted beers, then with an eye toward gathering ideas for opening their own place back home.

“We love the culture and the people, basically everything about the craft beer industry,” says Maurice, the operations manager.

Having been born and raised in the Hernando County community, Maurice and Tina envision Marker 48 as being a place for visitors and locals to gather and converse over pints of ales that were brewed just a few feet away.

“We don’t want it to be ‘our’ brewery,” Maurice said. “We want it to be the community’s brewery. That’s our No. 1 goal with our customers who walk through the door and with our staff who work here.”

The Rymans plan to have Marker 48 serving brews by mid-summer 2015.

 

Marker 48 Brewing is a 7-barrel craft brewery in Brooksville, Florida, with a planned opening in mid-summer 2015.

Terrapin Beer Co. Releases Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale, Announces Next Reserve Series Selection

Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale Ready for a Porch-sit

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Terrapin Beer Co. welcomes the warm kiss of summer with the release of Seasonal Sessions beer Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale.

With Terrapin “born and raised” in the South, creating a traditional Belgian summer beer with a bit Southern flair made perfect sense. “There’s nothing more Southern than peaches and farms,” commented brewmaster Brian “Spike” Buckowski. “So a peach farmhouse it is!”

Maggie’s third turn on the Seasonal Sessions line does see one change for 2015: it’s in cans! Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse joins Terrapin’s growing arsenal of canned craft beers, and is the second Seasonal Sessions beer to be released exclusively in cans.

From the label:
Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale delivers a wholesome host of peach flavor and a refreshing spiciness that will get your juices flowing. Brewed with peaches and a lot of love, this Old World style of beer will take you back to a simpler time.

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Next Reserve Series Brew to Evoke Vine-ripened Comfort

Following on the heels of her peach harvest comes a little surprise pick from her blackberry vines. Next up in Terrapin’s Reserve Series line is Maggie’s Blackberry Cobbler Imperial Farmhouse Ale.  This will mark the first summer Reserve Series release since the line was conceived in 2013.

From the label:
Maggie’s Blackberry Cobbler Imperial Farmhouse Ale is made with fresh blackberries and graham crackers for a taste you won’t soon forget. Reminiscent of the smell in Granny’s kitchen on a Sunday afternoon, this beer is liquid dessert for any home-cooked meal.
ABV: 8.55%
IBU: 22
OG: 17.5

Malts: 2-row Pale, Vienna, Malted Wheat, Victory
Hops: East Kent Goldings
Other: Graham Cracker Crumbs, Blackberry Puree

As a member of the Reserve Series, Maggie’s Blackberry Cobbler Imperial Farmhouse Ale will see distribution in limited quantities throughout Terrapin’s territory and will be packaged in 22 oz. wax-dipped bottles. The beer is slated to begin shipping in early June.
ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 22
OG: 11.8

Malts: 2-Row Pale, Munich, Wheat, Acidulated
Hops: Golding
Other: Peaches

Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale is shipping now in 1/6 BBL kegs and 6-packs of 12 oz. cans.

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