New Devils Backbone Adventure Pack Sampler Available Now – June

New Devils Backbone Adventure Pack Sampler

 

LEXINGTON, VADevils Backbone Brewing Company is excited to announce our next Adventure Pack Sampler. Available now through June, the mixed 12 pack includes the Belgian-inspired farmhouse ale Five Apostles Saison, award-winning Pear Lager, our packaging team favorite Golden Stag, and the creamy Black Rock Milk Stout.

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When first timers at Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows are overwhelmed by the array of beers, our helpful staff usually suggests a sampler flight. The Adventure Pack recreates that sampler experience. This pack features a selection of exclusive brews that were previously only available on draft at Basecamp Brewpub, and is on retail shelves now throughout Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, and West Virginia.

 

“We’ve brewed around 300 different beers at Basecamp, so there was a wide variety of beers to choose from for this Adventure Pack. It’s cool to pick some favorites and expose a wider audience to a little bit of the Basecamp vibe,” says Brewmaster Jason Oliver.

 

The four beers featured in the Adventure Pack include:

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  • Black Rock Milk Stout (5.4% ABV; 20 IBU)
    We added a generous amount of milk sugar to this black beer to create mild sweetness and a fuller body.  Black in color and medium-full bodied with hints of malted milk chocolate goodness.
  • Golden Stag (5.5% ABV; 45.4 IBU)
    Developed by the Devils Backbone packaging team who at the end of the work day were looking for a combination of our Gold Leaf Lager’s drinkability (Golden) with a hop kick of our Eight Point IPA (Stag).
  • Five Apostles Saison (6.9% ABV; 28 IBU)
    In homage to the five ecclesiastically named peaks in the region, this complex yet delicate beer is an ethereal beauty to the palate.
  • Pear Lager (4.8% ABV; 20 IBU)
    A revitalizing combination of pear and lager, this thirst quenching beer is light to medium in body and refreshing in character with a subtle pear flavor and aroma. Winner of a silver medal in the 2014 and 2013 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest.

Devils Backbone is inspired by the great brewing traditions of Europe and the ingenuity of modern craft brewing.  Devils Backbone has earned numerous accolades for its beers, exceling in the art of lager brewing in an ale dominated industry.  The brewing team has garnered medals from the World Beer Cup, Australian International Beer Awards, Virginia Craft Beer Fest and the Great American Beer Festival® including national titles for GABF 2014 Mid-Sized Brewing Company and Brew Team of the Year, 2013 Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year and 2012 Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year.

 

Devils Backbone operates two breweries in central Virginia:  Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows (200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA) the original brewery, restaurant and the Meadows, the new outdoor beer and dining area, located at the foot of the Three Ridge Mountains in scenic Nelson County; and the Outpost Brewery & Tap Room, a state-of-the-art production brewery and tap room (50 North Wind Lane, Lexington, VA).

 

In 2008, founders Steve Crandall and his wife Heidi, inspired by a skiing trip where they had their first taste of German beer, opened the doors to Devils Backbone Brewing Company in the heartland of Virginia.  Basecamp Brewpub was an instant regional success and with so many beer lovers asking where they could purchase the brews, they broke ground on the Outpost in 2011.  Anticipated to produce 10,000 barrels of beer in the first ten years of operation, the Outpost reached 45,000 barrels in the first three years and recently completed an additional expansion to reach 250,000 barrels.

 

For more information on Devils Backbone, please visit the website, www.dbbrewingcompany.com. You can also follow along as they Craft an Adventure on Facebook/devilsbackbonebrewingcompany, Twitter @dbbrewingco and Instagram @devilsbackbonebrewingcompany.  For Adventure Pack Collaboration Sampler beer details, brew day highlights and release information, please follow along on social #DBadventurepack.

 

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Terrapin Beer Company is Feeling Peachy

Terrapin Beer Co is Feeling Peachy

There’s nothing quite like a refreshing, fruity beer on a hot summer day in the south.  So Terrapin is bringing Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale back for its fourth year.

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Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale has all the flavor and aroma of freshly picked peaches combined with the complexity of a well-executed farmhouse ale. In cans for the second year in a row, some have called it “the best thing since canned peaches.” This year’s brew is crisp and delicious, and perfect for summer nights on the back porch, or warm weekends by the pool.   The brewery utilizes 1,000 pounds of fresh peaches per 100  barrel batch!
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.

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 now shipping for a May 1st release in 1/6 BBL kegs and 6-packs of 12 oz. cans.

Burial Beer Announces Expansion Timeline and Distribution Plans for Summer

Burial Beer Announces Expansion Timeline and Distribution Plans for Summer

 
Asheville, NC, April 15th, 2016 — In early January 2016, Burial Beer Co. announced their plans for second brewery and plans for a new side project. The brewery, which opened in 2013 with a one-barrel system, quickly outgrew the home-brew size brewery into a ten-barrel operation. Now nearing their third anniversary this summer, the brewery will add a four-vessel, twenty-barrel system capable of producing sixty-barrel batches.

 
The historical two acre property, deemed “Forestry Camp” in South Asheville houses six buildings that will be repurposed into a production brewery outfitted with a system fabricated by Mark’s Metalworks and Design in Washington, staff offices, a two-story tap room, a locally- purveyed restaurant, urban gardens, and plentiful parking.

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Currently in renovation stages, plans to brew on the new system are slated for early July with sights set on South Carolina and Georgia as the first markets for expansion. Their southern neighbors can anticipate cans and draught of Skillet Donut Stout, Shadowclock Pilsner, and Ceremonial Session India Pale Ale as the first brands to leave the state of North Carolina proceeded by Bolo Coconut Brown, Surf Wax India Pale Ale, and Gang of Blades Double IPA in August. Though the expansion allows Burial to brew considerably more beer, their goal is intentional and limited beer production.
“Our goal is to expand in such a way that allows us to know the community of people who are supporting our brand. Being in niche markets fosters that connection,” explains owner Jess Reiser. “It’s my true belief, that in this craft, quality of beer and branding are the things that stand the test of time. Human connection is what is going to push craft further.”

 
Following on the heels of external expansion is the internal growth of new staff. Vince Tursi, former brewer and barrel manager of Night Shift Brewing and Head Brewer of Lord Hobo Brewing, joins the team as Head of Brewing Operations. Zachariah Hilyar, who worked at Oskar Blues will take the helm as Head of Packaging, while Erin Jones, former Brand Manager for Wicked Weed Brewing, will take on the role of Marketing Director.   “Having the opportunity to help build a brand like Burial is a unique chance,” states Jones.  “They’ve culled life out of little industrial area of Asheville which isn’t an obvious or easy choice. It’s wholly shaped who they are and given them a voice that’s more necessary now in craft beer than it has ever been.”

 
Continuing in their mantra of resurrecting and re-establishing the forgotten places, Burial hopes their expansion and addition of their grand cru sour and wild side project will bring revival to another industrial cityscape and to craft beer itself.

 
“We birthed a brand named Burial because we saw beauty in the cycle of life, and chose to breathe life back into the dead. Whether it’s buildings that have decayed beyond use, or wonderful beer styles left for dead — we should pay better homage,” explains owner Doug Reiser. “ We hope our name rings louder, today, than ever. And when people forget about century old styles of beer for hops and acid, we can remind them that they too can be wonderful.”

 
ABOUT BURIAL BEER CO.
Founded in June 2013, Beer Co. crafts German lagers, Belgian-inspired ales, and bold American styles with a dedication to creativity, tradition, modernization, and preservation. Residing in and revitalizing the South Slope District of Asheville, NC, the brewery began its life as a 1 barrel system that grew to a 10 barrel In just over a year. Summer 2016 will bring a new wave of expansion and revitalization as Burial Beer Co. expands again to a to a second location and 20 barrel production brewery, urban farm, locally purveyed restaurant and two-story tasting room in South Asheville.
For more information visit www.burialbeer.com and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/burialbeer/

Green Man Brewing releases Sunseeker Pils

Asheville, NC (April 13, 2016)- Asheville’s Green Man Brewery is introducing a new brand that will become a summer staple. Sunseeker Pils incorperates the brewery’s signature full-flavored approach with a traditional German-style Pilsner. The result is a refreshing, light-bodied beer with floral, spicy hop notes and a dry finish.

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Sunseeker Pils is Green Man’s first packaged lager after years of offering small batch draft versions of the style. “It is natural to crave a clean and crisp beer, especially in hot summer months.” says head brewer John Stuart. “Sunseeker is our answer to those cravings, without sacrificing flavor.”  Brewed with 100% Pilsner malt and German hops, Sunseeker is the embodiment of a solid, true-to-style Pilsner.

 

Sunseeker Pils drops in May, and will be available in 12 oz. bottle 6-packs.  Find it at select retailers just in time for hot sunny days in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida.

 

About Green Man Brewery:

 

The legendary Green Man has existed for centuries but it’s no myth that he’s been brewing great beer in Asheville since 1997. Green Man has been producing some of the beer scene’s most iconic ales for 19 years. The English style flagships are consistently recognized for quality, and the specialty and barrel-aged offerings are highly sought after.  Green Man recently opened a 20,000 square foot, three story expansion in Asheville’s South Slope with a top-floor indoor/outdoor tasting room.  For information and tours, visit: greenmanbrewery.com

Bayou Teche Brewing’s LA-31 Biere Pale to be served at Augusta National

Bayou Teche Brewing’s LA-31 Biere Pale to be served at Augusta National

 

BierePale-12ozArnaudville,  LA April 7, 2016,  – Bayou Teche Brewing has been selected for the second year in a row to be one of a handful of craft breweries whose beers will be served at this year’s Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.  The brewery’s LA-31 Biere Pale was one of about 10 American craft beers chosen by the tournament to be served in their hospitality facility.

 

Said Karlos Knott, Bayou Teche Brewing’s president, “We received a call from the management folks at Augusta several months ago saying that we had again been selected, and inquiring about the possibility of purchasing our LA-31 for the 2016 Master’s.  We excitedly worked with one of our distributors in Georgia to get kegs of our ale shipped to Atlanta, and then over to Augusta for the tournament.”  This year’s Masters Tournament is from April 4th thru the 10th, and Bayou Teche Brewing’s beer will be one of only ten craft ales featured at the Augusta Course.  Said, Knott, “Today there are over 3,000 craft breweries in America and to be selected to represent the industry at what is arguably one of the most important sporting events in the world is quite an honor – everyone at the brewery is tremendously proud and excited.”

 

The Augusta National Golf Club is located in Augusta, Georgia and is one of the most famous golf clubs in the world.  It has been opened for play since January 1933. Since 1934, it has played host to the annual Masters Tournament, one of the four major championships in professional golf, and the only major played each year at the same course.

 

In years past, the Masters presented attendees only three beer options – Lite, Domestic, and Imported.  The brands of these three beer choices were not even known to the customers of the hospitality stations.  According to Knott, the golf tournament has had many requests for craft beer, and last year decided to bring in a selected handful of breweries’ beers to the tournament.   Said Knott “Our family started our little brewery just over five years ago knowing that we wanted to craft beers to compliment Cajun and Creole cuisines and lifestyles – to be selected at the world’s premiere sporting tournaments is not only a big honor for us, it mean’s our beer goes great with golf as well as good food and bon temps.”

 

The Masters is one of the most important sporting events held in the world.  Visitors and press from around the world attend every year.  Said Knott, as international and American palates continue to become more sophisticated, many have discovered that craft beer is the perfect complement to food, and to a good time.  “We are thrilled that our beer is being poured at this year’s Masters Tournament – excited to show everyone who goes this year what’s special about craft beer – and that a small brewery in Arnaudville Louisiana can make it to the big leagues.”

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