Monthly Archives: September 2009

Hop Trip (2009)

The season of the fresh hop beers is upon us, and it’s going to be an interesting one, I think. Deschutes Brewery as usual is brewing up a bunch—many of which will be on tap for their Fresh Hop Beer Tasting event later in October—though Hop Trip is their big one that should be hitting shelves any day now. Hop Trip was brewed barely a month ago—back on August 26th it was when they drove … Continue reading →

Press Release: Full Sail Brewing wins another gold at the GABF

Sometimes two Sessions are better than one! Last year, Full Sail received a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival(r) for Session Premium Lager, and this year, their brand new Session Black Lager won the gold. “Two Session beers and two gold medals – now that is a lovely balance,” said Irene Firmat, Full Sail CEO and Founder. Session Black Lager, with its sophisticated grey label, is short, dark and totally drinkable. The initial … Continue reading →

Press Release: Oldest Brewhouse in the USA Re-rediscovered

In the 1980s, Burlington, NJ based historian, Henry ‘Doc’ Bisbee and a team of researchers identified an oddly shaped and oddly situated Georgian home along the Delaware River as the late 1600s brewhouse of the first Governor of West Jersey’s home. That information never made it beyond the beloved Bisbee’s local xeroxed newsletter, THE BURLINGTON STORY. Philadelphia based historian Todd Kimmell bought the house and started renovations, but when he pulled down the ceiling in … Continue reading →

2010 is the last year of Deschutes Cinder Cone Red

The latest media tip sheet for Deschutes Brewery was emailed to me today and in it is this eye-opening information (emphasis mine): January 2010: Hop Henge Experimental IPA and Cinder Cone Red. Note: this will be the final batch of Cinder Cone Red and will only be available in the Pacific NW. February: Jubel 2010 and Red Chair NW Pale Ale. Red Chair NWPA will be replacing Cinder Cone Red & Buzzsaw Brown as the … Continue reading →

Press Release: Flying Dog Brewery wins Mid-Size Brewery of the Year at GABF

Every dog has its day and this past Saturday, September 26th, 2009 in Denver, CO at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) was a proud day for Flying Dog Brewery. After winning gold medals for its Dogtoberfest Marzen, Gonzo Imperial Porter, Horn Dog Barley Wine plus a silver medal for its whiskey-barrel-aged Gonzo Imperial Porter, the Flying Dog team waited breathlessly for the “Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year” award to be announced. When it was … Continue reading →