Monthly Archives: July 2009

Press Release: Lagunitas Brewing Company Quietly Gears Up For TapRoom And Beer Sanctuary

Lagunitas Brewing Company is quietly putting the finishing touches on an indoor / outdoor TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary with the grand opening celebration scheduled for September. The roughly 3,500-square foot on-premise venue will feature the full line-up of Lagunitas beers and will showcase local musicians five days a week, Wednesday through Sundays. The TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary regular days/hours of operation will be Wednesday through Friday from 3:00 till 9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 … Continue reading →

Mango Weizen

Back in April I picked up a bottle of Mango Weizen from Laughing Buddha Brewing—now known as Trade Route Brewing due to a legal dispute. The beer was new to my local Whole Foods and I’d been reading about the unusual brews Trade Route was producing (Purple Yam Porter, Ginger Pale Ale) so I had to try a bottle. Plus, the opportunity to pick up a bottle while still under their old name, you know. … Continue reading →

Black Butte XXI

I’d been eyeing the bottle of Black Butte XXI that Deschutes Brewery sent me for a few days before I broke down and opened it. That was four days ago, and I’ve been lax catching up with this review. Not for any particular reason, other than days just going by (too) quickly. Let me reiterate the stats on this beer: Imperial Porter, brewed with chocolate beans and coffee, 20% aged in bourbon barrels, 11% alcohol, … Continue reading →

Press Release: First bottles roll off St Austell Brewery’s new £700,000 bottling line

St Austell Brewery is celebrating the first bottles of beer rolling off its brand new £750,000 in-house bottling line. Specialist builders, engineers and the Brewery’s own team have been busy since February installing, commissioning and testing the new bottling line at the Brewery’s St Austell headquarters. This week the first bottles of Tribute began to roll off – destined for shops, off licences and supermarket shelves across UK. The bottling line represents a major investment … Continue reading →

Press Release: Tall Sails & Ales – B.C.’s First Craft Beer & Culinary Tour Among the Islands

Calling everyone who likes a good glass of beer: Pack your duffel bag and your notebook for the first-ever craft beer tasting tour by schooner! This October, under the sails of the 92-foot sailing ship Maple Leaf, you can cruise the Gulf Islands, B.C., on an excursion that includes sampling 50 of the area’s top microbrews. Add to that the expertise of renowned brewing historian Greg Evans, a lot of beautiful scenery, and island hopping. … Continue reading →