There’s no slowing down for Scott Vaccaro and crew who have just signed new agreements with Northern New York State, Northern New Jersey, and Philadelphia and they have just purchased two new fermenting tanks just to keep up with everything...
Too Much Happening at Captain Lawrence ( Elmsford, NY) - The folks at Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, which recently moved into to their new base of operations in Elmsford, NY, are doing more than just resting on their laurels haven just taken home three wins at the 2012 GABF – they’re expanding their distribution! Yep, there’s no slowing down for Scott Vaccaro and crew who have just signed new agreements with Northern New York State, Northern New Jersey, and Philadelphia and they have just purchased two new fermenting tanks just to keep up with everything….Can you guys slow down some? You’re exhausting us.
Pot-Enriched Beer Bust (Tacoma, WA) - Officials seized cases of beer Friday from a medical marijuana outlet in Tacoma, after the store sold alcohol marketed as “cannabis enriched” to a minor during an undercover sting operation, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Okay, let’s get this straight. You’ve a minor in a store that sells marijuana, who’s busted for purchasing beer infused with cannabis, because he’s under the legal drinking age? Kind of a moral conundrum – don’t you think?
New Belgium Does More Good Things (Ft. Collins, CO) - Clips of Faith, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling philanthropic beer and film festival, recently wrapped up its third successful season, raising $117,656 for local nonprofits. As many as 16,400 people came out for homemade films and handmade beers as the tour visited 18 cities across the country. All proceeds from beer sales benefit local nonprofit partners and over its three-year run, Clips of Faith has raised approximately $208,650.
Beer City Brewers Go Grand Pumpkin (Grand Rapids, MI) - Eleven Grand Rapids- based breweries will be brewing up their own unique take on The Grand Pumpkin this fall according to Mlive. This collaboration is a looser version of last summer’s Beer City Pale Ale project, when 10 local breweries each made their version of a shared recipe ale as homage to Grand Rapids’ ‘Beer City’ title.
Things Sour at Upland’s Original Brewery (Bloomington, IN) - Indiana-based Upland Brewing, Company recently added a new brewing facility and they’ve moved their main brewing operation to it. Now Embrace The Funk is reporting that they’ve decided to dedicate the original facility to brewing sour beers.
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New Belgium Brewing
- Our friends in Ft Collins are suggesting that we might want to take a “snow day” coming up as their winter seasonal has returned. Snow Day’s not shy but it’s drinkable. It’s not too heavy, has a pronounced hop blast and a dry finish. Snow Day is reasonable as a day off due to weather. It clocks in at 6.25% ABV and its available now in most New Belgium markets. Weyerbacher Brewing Company
- X-Ray is Weyerbacher’s latest addition to their Brewers’ Select Series. X-Ray is a limited release Robust Porter and it weighs in at an agreeable 6.7% ABV…But because it’s part of the brewery’s Select Series you’ll have travel to Easton, Pa just to try it! That’s right…..the Weyerbacher Visitors Center is the only place in the world where you can buy Brewers’ Select beers in 12 oz. bottles.