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Asheville, NC, May 29th, 2016 – Burial Beer Co. has announced a series of Moonlit Art Markets hosted at their brewery at 40 Collier Ave on the second Thursdays of every month beginning in June and running through October. The Markets will feature artisans and crafts people from the Asheville community displaying their work that will be available to the public for purchase from 8-11pm.
Inspiration for the Markets derives from owner Jess Reiser’s experience and love of the nightly art markets on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans where she and her husband lived for three before moving to Seattle and then to Asheville to open their brewery.
“The first time I visited the market the first time it was February. It was cold with snow flurries, and there were lights hanging in the dark surrounded by this really beautiful, vibrant scene that was tucked away from the rest of New Orleans,” explains Reiser. “So
much of that is what I see at Burial so to bring in that kind of energy and beauty here on a summer night with all artist who make  Asheville really culturally vibrant and so special is a project we’ve been really excited about.”
Asheville historically boasts a rich and diverse community of artist and crafts people, an attribute Burial Beer Co. feels akin to and seeks to highlight at these Moonlit Art Markets by hosting group of artists that is unique to each Market. “It was incredibly humbling and interesting to see how many talented people reside in such a small city and have the drive and energy to create and be part of the markets,” says Reiser. “The response was overwhelming and because of that we are able to feature a wide variety of artists and mediums over the next 5 months.”
Burial Beer Co. places heavy emphasis on art, music, and craft seeing a connectivity that drives not only their beers, but their events as well. “Art, once upon a time, is something I anticipated making a career out of on the history side,” explains Reiser. “Beer and art are very similar in that once you can understand the history of a Renaissance painting along side the life that artist or even a beer and the brewer who made it, our appreciation of that craft becomes much more mulitdimensional. Being able to present the artist and their art together is a rare opportunity.”
For more information about the Moonlit Art Markets visit
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/

Terrapin Beer Co.’s Brew Master to Give Keynote at Inaugural Southern Brewers Conference

Terrapin Beer Co.’s Brew Master to Give Keynote at Inaugural Southern Brewers Conference



Southern Brewers Conference


Terrapin Beer Co is excited to announce that Spike Buckowski will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Southern Brewers Conference August 3rd – 6th.

The conference, focused on supporting and fostering growth in the south’s growing craft beer industry, will be held in Nashville, TN. The keynote speech will be followed by seminars focused on challenges and nuances of brewing beer in the south.

The two-day trade show and seminar schedule (found here) are on topics beneficial to both young and established breweries, as well as distributors and other beer industry businesses. Along with a trade show, there will also be beer sampling stations showcasing great beer from across the South and many opportunities for networking.

Team Terrapin will also be planning evening events at accounts near the conference venue. Look for more information on events closer to the conference.

As part of a commitment to the Southern brewing community and industry, the Southern Brewer’s Conference will be donating 10% of net proceeds evenly to state brewers guilds that have 5 or more breweries in attendance. The Southern Brewers Conference is also offering a 20% discount to those who register before May 31st. Enter the promotional code “cbsouth” at checkout here.



Terrapin Beer Co. sprang to life when two brewers crossed paths while working at a microbrewery in Atlanta. Brian “Spike” Buckowski and John Cochran had big ideas and knew they could contribute to the small but fast-growing Southeastern craft beer scene. Together, they set their sights on creating beers unlike any that were currently available in the Southeast.


Terrapin Releases Watermelon Gose

Terrapin Releases Watermelon Gose

Watermelon Gose

Terrapin has released their Watermelon Gose! A traditional German-style beer that is brewed with sea salt and corriander, the beer is tart and refreshing as most Gose are. This one is brewed with watermelon concentrate for a slightly fruity hint of melon. Malts are White wheat, Pilsner and Torrified Wheat, while the beer is hopped with Vanguard to 7 IBU for the perfect balance in Terrapins newest seasonal release!

Three Years and Brewing! South Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery Celebrates its Anniversary with Festival on June 11th

Three Years and Brewing! South Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery Celebrates its Anniversary with Festival on June 11th


OAKLAND PARK, FL – For three years now, Funky Buddha Brewery has been feeding South Florida’s thirst with innovative brews, great food, and can’t miss events. The much-lauded brewery — South Florida’s biggest, and now one of the state’s as well — has helped to define a craft beer scene that has seen incredible growth in recent years. Celebrate with the brewery on June 11th from 2-10pm at the Three Years & Brewing Anniversary Festival, held in Jaco Pastorius Park adjacent to the tap room. This day-long party will feature groovy live music, a dozen of the best food trucks in South Florida, nearly 100 beers on tap, and an exclusive release of two new bottled beers.


Year three gave Funky Buddha and South Florida plenty of reason to party:


  • 2015 saw Funky Buddha become one of the country’s “regional” breweries, a designation defined by producing and selling over 15,000 barrels of beer (FBB sold 19,500, a number that equates to over five million pints).
  • The brewery opened its signature restaurant Craft Food Counter & Kitchen inside its tap room and launched a successful banquets program in its newly minted private events space.
  • It undertook major projects with important brands such as Whole Foods Market, Tap 42, and Sierra Nevada Brewery, which tapped FBB to head up the Southeast collaboration beer in its national “Beer Camp Across America” release.
  • Funky Buddha released its first new year-round brand in three years, Hop Stimulator Double IPA, in bottles and on draft, and launched a line of monthly 22oz releases dubbed the “Little Buddha Small Batch Series.”
  • The brewery’s continued growth and success has translated into over 120 new jobs in the City of Oakland Park and continued revitalization of Main Street, now home to nearly a dozen new restaurants and businesses.
  • Most importantly, Funky Buddha continued to pour its heart and resources into producing the best beer possible, and the result was a massive distinction: the Gold Medal in Specialty Beer at the coveted 2016 World Beer Cup for Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. In its 20th year, the World Beer Cup judged submissions from 2,000 breweries from across the world, presenting over 6,600 beers. Funky Buddha is deeply honored to receive this important award.


“This year has been monumental for us in terms of quality, growth, and maturity as a brewery,” said KC Sentz, Funky Buddha’s co-owner and General Manager. “I’m incredibly proud of our hard working and dedicated team and what we’ve been able to accomplish. Year four is going to be even more exciting.”


As far as the festival, this year’s incarnation will be even more exciting as well. With its new location in wide open Jaco Pastorius Park, the event will boast an improved layout including over 1,000 square feet of tented space to escape the summer sun with a cold brew in hand. Miami’s The Problem Kids will headline the event with their own brand of hip-hop funk. A curated group of South Florida’s best food trucks will include crowd favorites such as Chaco’s Chinese Tacos, Sidecar Kitchen, Rolling Chefs, and Spring In Roll Out. Confectionary innovators Rhino Doughnuts will provide sweet fulfillment on site.


Nearly 100 beers will flow from the taps throughout the day as well. Funky favorites such as Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, More Moro Blood Orange IPA, and Last Snow will return. New brews will also take center stage, including two collaborations: “Salty Buddha,” a mash up with Delray Beach’s Saltwater Brewing that combines a sour German-style ale with real sea salt from the South Florida coast, and “Tip ta’ Tip,” a blend of two ales brewed last year at Short’s Brewing in Michigan and at Funky Buddha, which were barrel aged and combined to resemble a unique take on an old fashioned cocktail.


Also new is “Barrel-Aged Chocwork Orange,” an Imperial Milk Porter with real orange peel and cocoa nibs aged for six months in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels; and “Three Years & Brewing Anniversary IPA” brewed with mosaic and vic secret hops, mango, and Champagne yeast. Both beers will be sold in 22oz bottles exclusively at the event.


“Our festivals are an exciting time for our brew team to showcase the passion they pour into each one of our beers,” says co-owner and head brewer, Ryan Sentz. “With new beers and returning favorites, we’re always trying to one up what we’ve done before. It’s something that we take great pride in.”


Three Years & Brewing Anniversary Festival takes place on June 11, from 2-10pm in Jaco Pastorius Park in Oakland Park. Admission costs $8 (no advance tickets). Under 21 will not be admitted. For complete details please visit 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 and bottled beer to retail outlets throughout Florida.


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A little Atlanta Brewing History – Dogwood Brewing Company and Crawford Moran

Dogwood Brewing Company, Atlanta, GA



  • Crawford Moran
  • Dogwood Brewing Company
  • Atlanta, GA

It was not the most opportune time to be opening a microbrewery. But typical bureaucratic red tape had delayed the first brew until just before the Atlanta Summer Olympics in 1996, so Crawford Moran opened Dogwood Brewing Company anyway. Traffic, terrorist bombs and hordes of foreign tourists aside, Crawford Moran was happy to be brewing under any circumstances. Almost overnight, the shaggy haired owner jumped from experienced homebrewer to novice professional brewer. Five gallon homebrew recipes were painstakingly converted to 20 barrel batches, all brewed using traditional techniques.

Traditional? The west Atlanta micro uses only whole leaf hops, even in their numerous dry hopped brews. No common brewery yeast here either. Moran and head brewer Matt Speece maintain many strains, each specific to an ale or lager style and, of course, a Dogwood beer. Most of the brewery’s malts are imported. Lagers receive minimum two months in fermentation and conditioning cycles. Taking tradition one step further than most, all Dogwood beers – kegged and bottled – are naturally carbonated, without the boost of priming or bottled carbon dioxide, even in the bottling process. Talk about a stickler for tradition, but that’s Moran’s philosophy and he’s keeping the faith.

With a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature, it took only a matter of days for graduate Moran to realize that teaching was not his lifelong career. He hated it. Entrepreneurial spirit and love for good beer led to the next, though unexpected step, Dogwood Brewing. As the business grew, Crawford turned over brewing responsibility to Matt Speece, about a year after the doors opened. While attending engineering school in Boulder, Colorado, Speece worked first for Rockies Brewing and later with Oasis Brewing, two high production regional breweries. After a short stint with a Panama City brewpub, the lanky redhead sought other employment. He found the head brewer’s job in Atlanta, relieving Crawford of part of his responsibility. Brewer Tony Camblor is the third gear in the Dogwood brewing machine.

Housed in a former dairy products warehouse, Dogwood brewed 3,000 barrels in 2000, dreadfully close to the brewhouse’s capacity until two new fermenters were install in the unheated brewery, bringing the tank total to seven. Some of the recipes hail back to Moran’s homebrewing days. Others were developed or modified in the brewery. Regardless, Dogwood’s recipes are as close to traditional styles as is feasibly possible. For instance, the cold temperature seasonal Winter Ale, dubbed the best local brew in 1999 by Atlanta Constitution writer Michael Skube, is a Belgian Brown Ale. Invitingly brownish-copper in hue, this medium body brew provides a warming sensation within its tart, almost wine-like flavor. Chimay yeast gets some of the credit for authenticity. Dogwood’s winter recipes changes each year, though so far this seasonal release has always been a Belgian beer of some sort. The summer brew is a coriander and orange peel laced Belgian White.

Simply named, as all their beers are, Dogwood Pilsner presents an immediate, or sooner, smack of hops. Bittered with Magnum hops and dry-hopped with whole leaf Saaz, only after the hops rush subsides does the lager’s light body and hint of malt appear. The Pils is filtered, though most of the other beers are not, and properly lagered. Fruity aroma announces Dogwood Pale Ale, though 30-35 ibu’s, mostly Cascade including dry hopping, control the flavor chart. This medium bodied ale, Dogwood’s best seller, is deliciously quaffable. Breakdown IPA, the only beer given a real name in order to differentiate it from the Pale, pushes 50 ibu’s. It is indeed hoppy start to finish, incorporating the tasty bitterness of Magnum, Goldings and a 50 pound Crystal hopback. Dogwood Stout, deep black shrouded with a brown foam hood, emits coffee aroma. Unfiltered, it is dominated by thick mouthfeel and strong roasted malt flavor. Oktoberfest is the fall seasonal and is available in bottles and kegs, as are all of Dogwood’s beers. Roughly 65% of the brewery’s production is bottled.

A healthy group of locals populate the tasting room every Thursday while Moran conducts a regularly scheduled brewery tour. These Dogwood fans love the brew and the fact that it’s free. The brewery cannot sell beer at retail, but they can give it away, as they do at beer festivals across the South.

Crawford’s grandparents are Irish, so beer has always been part of his life. Fond childhood memories of his father’s Guinness Stout, which the young pre-brewer was often allowed to taste, still summon a smile. As illustrated by his brewery’s winter and summer seasonal offerings, his tastes now lean toward the broad class of Belgian beers, Crawford’s true passion. But that doesn’t mean that other styles are short-changed. During a 1999 visit to Beamish Brewing in Ireland, he was taken on an impromptu tour by the brewery’s production manager. Afterwards, when the two compared notes, Crawford proudly mentioned that Dogwood Stout had been awarded a silver medal in World Beer Cup competition. Beamish Stout had not scored as well. Since no gold medal was awarded in that stylistic category that year, Crawford had every right to brag that his Stout was judged best in the world. The Irishman was embarrassingly impressed. It’s not easy to beat the Irish at their own game. Dogwood has other certificates pasted on their tasting room wall as well, several from the World Beer Championship and one especially meaningful to the brewers, selection as 1997’s Favorite Southern Beer by the readers of Southern Draft Beer News.

Though the Dogwood blossom is not the Georgia state flower, Moran chose this deep South icon as his brewery’s name and emblem because of its regional connotations. A sign of early Spring, of life, growth and beauty – it plays well within the state, which is the boundary of Dogwood’s distribution.

Brewing award-winning beers and having fun, Crawford Moran, Matt Speece and their Dogwood Brewing Company crew couldn’t be happier. “Not bad for a couple of rednecks making beer down here,” Moran exclaimed over an early morning Stout. Not bad, indeed.

Dogwood Brewing Company (micro)
1222 Logan Circle NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

These days Crawford owns/run 5 Seasons Brewing in Atlanta, GA  -please visit their site.

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