Big Beach Brewing Company prepares for opening October 13th, 2016

Big Beach Brewing Company prepares for opening October 13th, 2016




Long-awaited local brewery, Big Beach Brewing Company has announced that they will open their doors to the public for the first time on Thursday, October 13th 2016. After over a year in planning, the ten barrel brewhouse is excited to reveal its 4000 square foot taproom to friends and neighbors along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Big Beach is located in Gulf Shores’ Waterway Village just off of the junction of Highway 180 and Canal Road. The brewery will feature a courtyard with games, an observation deck, a small stage for live music, and a bike rack for smart commuters. All along, the owners have themed the brewery after the small beach community that we know and love, and their beer names reflect the local culture. Rod Murray, head brewer, and Jim & Julie Shamburger, owners, plan on debuting several different beers for opening weekend, including flagships 100 Daze IPA, Rod’s Reel Cream Ale, Irish “Roadtrip” Red Ale, and Small Town Brown Ale.


“We anticipate our first few days with our doors open to be big, but our Grand Opening at the end of October is when we really expect to blow it out of the water, “ said Jim Shamburger, co-owner of Big Beach Brewing Company. Jim and wife Julie have been residents of the Alabama Gulf Coast area for twenty years now and “This brewery was just a pipe dream until now,” said Julie. The couple has traveled across the United States looking for high quality craft beer and started brewing at home for themselves. After years of beer in the bathtub, they decided that the need for craft beer in their local community was far overdue.


Big Beach Brewing Company is licensed as a brewery, meaning you can look forward to exclusively original, in-house brewed beer. Packaged foods from local restaurants and food purveyors will eventually be available for purchase, but for now, Big Beach encourages their taproom visitors to order food for delivery to the taproom from local restaurants. Visit their website, for more information on taproom hours, upcoming events, grand opening details, and more.



Black Abbey Brewing Company in Nashville announces 44 Porter Cans Release

Black Abbey Brewing Company in Nashville announces 44 Porter Cans Release





Black Abbey Brewing Company is very excited to announce the release of 44 Porter in cans this Friday, September 30th, at Fellowship Hall, the onsite taproom. 44 Porter also joins the companies year-round line up of offerings!


With the new cans comes a name change for what was previously called POTUS 44. 44 was part of a series of beers constructed and named after US Presidents. Black Abbey will continue to craft new additions to the POTUS series of beers and to show case their love of history through brewing.  POTUS 44 is the most successful of the beers in the POTUS series.  It has grown from a seasonal offering into a year-round product and will now be available across Tennessee in cans.

Black Abbey felt that the moniker POTUS was creating confusion among their retail partners and distributors. In order to avoid having multiple products called POTUS in market at the same time we have ‘graduated’ 44 out of the series and it will now be known, simply, as 44 Porter.  Black Abbey continues to partner with Frothy Monkey Roasting Co. to brew a custom coffee for 44 Porter.

Hi-Wire Brewing Announces Winter Seasonals

Hi-Wire Brewing Announces Winter Seasonals

Hi-Wire Brewing has announced details of its seasonal releases for winter, including returning favorites Twice As Nice Doppelbock and Strongman Coffee Milk Stout.


Twice As Nice Doppelbock (10% ABV), inspired by a traditional German doppelbock, is a robust dark lager. Despite its full flavor and high alcohol, this beer was lagered for more than 8 weeks to make it light on the palate and incredibly smooth. Expect Vienna and Munich malt to contribute subtle flavors of fig, plum and chocolate to this big, yet easy-drinking beer.



Strongman Coffee Milk Stout (5.3% ABV), inspired by our head brewer’s cafe con leche-fueled travels in Key West, has become one of the most anticipated seasonals from Hi-Wire Brewing. Local coffee from Dynamite Roasting Co. is cold extracted and added post fermentation to this sweet, creamy beer. To celebrate the release, Hi-Wire Brewing will be hosting its third annual Strongman Brunch, Saturday, October 8th at 9am at their Big Top location | 2 Huntsman Place. For only $12 customers can enjoy a hearty breakfast from Foothills Local Meats and one pint of the Strongman Coffee Milk Stout.




Customers will start to see Strongman Coffee Milk Stout in their market beginning Monday, October 10, and the Twice As Nice Doppelbock starting October 24th. Both beers will be available on draught and in 6packs in Hi-Wire’s entire distribution footprint, which includes North Carolina, South Carolina, and parts of
Tennessee and Georgia.



Catawba Brewing releases Wolfeman Kolsch brewed with local hops

Catawba Brewing releases Wolfeman Kolsch brewed with local WNC hops


wolfeman-kolschThis Thursday, September 29 Catawba Brewing releases Wolfeman Kolsch. Catawba’s Small Batch German Kolsch was given a local twist, as it was brewed with WNC hops that had roots in the ground at the time famed author Thomas Wolfe called Asheville home. These indigenous hops inspired a beer brewed in honor of the Wolfeman himself, and the road race that carries his name. 2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Thomas Wolfe 8K, Asheville’s oldest race. The hops were long believed to be English in origin, but after a series of dry-hopping trials, Catawba brewers determined they were more closely related to Noble hop varieties like Hallertau or Tettnang. True to style, Wolfeman Kolsch is light in both body and appearance, crisp and effervescent, with subtle notes of ale-type fruitiness. Our native WNC hops are responsible for its characteristic dry finish. Enjoy this local flavor in a traditionally brewed Kolsch, and plan on running off those extra calories on October 15th at the Thomas Wolfe 8K.


About Catawba Brewing Company


Founded in 1999 by the Pyatt family, natives of Western North Carolina, Catawba Brewing operates a main production facility in downtown Morganton, NC at 212 S. Green St; a boutique brewery/tasting room in downtown Asheville, NC at 32 Banks Ave; and a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village at 63 Brook St. Catawba beers can be found in NC, SC, TN, and now AL. Find them at

Bike Walk Memphis Launches Cooper-Young Public Bicycle Repair Stand Campaign at Memphis Made Brewery Event

Bike Walk Memphis Launches Cooper-Young Public Bicycle Repair Stand Campaign at Memphis Made Brewery Event

Memphis, TN, Sept. 27, 2016 — Bike Walk Memphis and Memphis Made Brewery will host a “Get Your Fix in C-Y” event to kick-off an ioby fundraising campaign to install public bicycle repair stands in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Memphis Made will donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening’s beer sales to fund the stands.
Special guest Nicholas Oyler, the City of Memphis’ new Bikeway and Pedestrian Program Manager, will be in attendance to share information about the City’s concurrent efforts to support bicyclists, including their “Request a Bike Rack” program, administered in partnership with Bike Walk Memphis.

Event Details:
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 6PM
Memphis Made Brewery Patio

The public bicycle repair stands will provide a place for any member of the public to hang a bicycle for ease of repair. The stands will equip bicyclists with tools, an air pump, and step-by-step directions for how to fix most minor bicycle issues. The stands will be placed near Memphis Made Brewery and First Congregational Church, which houses the Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op.


“The demand for these public repair stands in Cooper-Young is clear,” says Bridget McCall, new Program Coordinator for Bike Walk Memphis, citing the success of the organization’s recent bike corral at last weekend’s Cooper-Young Fest.

“Neighborhood initiatives like this are such a critical piece of the larger movement to create complete streets in our city. We’re thrilled to support Cooper-Young in this campaign, and we hope it will inspire more,” she continues.

Cooper-Young hosts 40,000 to 50,000 weekly visitors, and continues to attract new visitors and residents. The 460 public and private parking spots cannot match the needs of visitors and neighbors alike. The neighborhood is a leader in encouraging the use of bicycles. Yvonne Bobo’s artistic Gingko Bicycle Racks, scattered throughout the neighborhood, invite people to bike, and Cooper Street features the city’s first bicycle corral. Public bicycle repair stands will further enhance these features and eliminate many of the “What if?” barriers associated with bicycling to destinations.
Ioby Campaign Link:

About Bike Walk Tennessee: Established in 2009 by a small group of concerned Tennesseans, Bike Walk Tennessee is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that advocates for better biking and walking in Tennessee.

Bike Walk Tennessee serves as a statewide voice to advance public policy that improves economic development, health equity, and quality of life. Bike Walk Tennessee connects and educates members and constituents to create regional, statewide, and national efforts that support biking and walking in Tennessee. Bike Walk Memphis is a program of Bike Walk Tennessee.

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