February 14, 2019

February 10, 2019

Conan Visits The Samuel Adams Brewery

Conan O'Brien tries every beer and examines every staff member’s beard at the Sam Adams Brewery in Boston.
 

The Brewers Association: Brewery Safety Matters

The Brewers Association (BA) Safety Ambassador, Matt Stinchfield, travels nationwide educating craft brewers on ways to improve brewery safety through conscientious and affordable prevention and protection strategies.
 

January 31, 2019

Tap Time Radio January 30th, 2019

Check out last night's edition of Tap Time on 103.7 The Buzz with Andrew Blann from Fossil Cove calling in with all the deets on this coming weekend's Frost Fest in Fayetteville plus the guys from Toppling Goliath, who are just beginning Arkansas distribution.

 

January 29, 2019

Sex Sells -- History of Using Sex to Sell Beer

Good stuff from the Beer By The Number Youtube page:
 
"Sex sells. At least that's how the old marketing adage goes. Brewers haven't been afraid to embrace the sexier side of marketing for the last hundred years. Most people assume that beer marketing is a non stop parade of flesh, but the history is actually much more nuanced.

The use of sexual imagery in beer marketing ebbs and flows within a greater cultural context. So today we're turning back the clock to watch how sexy beer ads have evolved over the years, and we'll even try to predict what they'll look like in the future. Cheers!"

Beer by the Numbers Facebook
 

January 24, 2019

Oskar Blues Launches New Rotating IPA Series

Series Kicks Off With Launch of Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA in Taprooms January 26

Longmont, Colo., January 24, 2019 - Oskar Blues Brewery is introducing a fresh new line-up of rotating IPAs with the Can-O-Bliss IPA Series. Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA has now launched in 12oz cans, to be celebrated with kick-off parties in Oskar Blues Brewery taprooms on January 26. Can-O-Bliss Hazy IPA and Citrus IPA will follow throughout the year. Each IPA in the series showcases an all-star cast of hops including innovative combinations of new and experimental hop varietals from around the world. All Can-O-Bliss IPA Series beers will be distributed nationally on draft and in 6-pack and 12-pack cans following their respective releases, plus it will appear in the CANundrum mix 15-pack.

“The Can-O-Bliss Series is a way for us to celebrate hops all year long,” said Oskar Blues Head of Brewing Operations Tim Matthews. “We’re bringing unprecedented combinations of hops to the table to create three unique IPA experiences with very different flavor profiles. IPA lovers will want to follow along with the series to see what happens next.”

The brewery recently added new centrifuge equipment, to whisk away solids including yeast and hop material, while retaining hop oil in the beer. The investment allows brewers at all three locations (Longmont, CO, Brevard, NC and Austin, TX) to maximize hop flavor in the Can-O-Bliss IPAs.

The first release, Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA, 7.2% ABV, is a juicy, sunset-hued rogue wave of tropical fruit flavors featuring clean, complex Mosaic, citrusy Azacca, fruity Galaxy, aromatic El Dorado and pungent Idaho 7 hops. Click here for an in-depth Tropical IPA hop safari via the Oskar Blues Blog.

On deck is Can-O-Bliss Hazy IPA, a hazed-out and hopped-up IPA packed with flavors of stone fruit, melon and peach. Just like Oskar Blues, this beer is unfiltered, uncommon and unrestrained.

Oskar Blues will round out the 2019 series by introducing Can-O-Bliss Citrus IPA, an intensely citrus-y and aromatic brew that will put zest to the test.

The Can-O-Bliss IPA Series will offer beer drinkers a variety of innovative IPA flavors throughout the year. On January 26, Oskar Blues taproom locations in Boulder, CO, Longmont, CO, Brevard, NC and Austin, TX, will host launch parties for Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA. Click here for individual taproom party details, or check out the beerfinder to find a Can-O-Bliss near you, available in 6-Packs ($8.99-$9.99 MSRP), 12-Packs ($16.99-$17.99), draft and in the Oskar Blues CANundrum Mixed 15-pack ($16.99-$17.99).

January 17, 2019

Tap Time Radio January 16th, 2019

Here's last night's edition of Tap Time on 103.7 The Buzz with our guest Randy Bressner from Stone Brewing calling in to tell us about their new Metallica collaboration pilsner "Enter Night" and also the guys from CutWater Spirits in the studio sharing plenty of their amazing canned drinks. 
 
Check it out below!
 
 

January 15, 2019

The Story of Enter Night Pilsner

Metallica x Arrogant Consortia: Enter Night Pilsner. The cataclysmic collision of two uncompromising supernatural forces.

bit.ly/EnterNightPilsner
 

January 9, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Oskar Blues Brewery and Cigar City Brewing Release Bamburana


Bamburana is an Imperial Stout Aged in Whiskey and Brandy Barrels With Amburana Wood Spirals and Fig and Date Flavors

 

Longmont, Colo., January 9, 2019 - Oskar Blues Brewery and Cigar City Brewing are stoked to announce the release of their innovative new collaboration beer, Bamburana. The imperial stout, brewed with figs and dates, is double barrel-aged - in both whiskey and brandy barrels - and aged once more in tanks with Amburana wood spirals. Bamburana is the first nationally distributed collaboration between the two breweries - a big, sticky, complex 12.2% ABV beer that will be released in 12oz cans in mid-January.

Bamburana is the co-creation of two giant craft beer personalities - Oskar Blues Brewery’s Head of Brewing Operations, Tim Matthews, and Cigar City Brewing’s Brewmaster Wayne Wambles. Their goal was to craft a brew that would marry the flavors of double-barrel aged imperial stout and Amburana wood. Amburana wood is an indigenous South American wood that imparts unique warm and savory flavors and aroma.

"We were excited to see the results of infusing Amburana wood into a big, barrel-aged imperial stout,” said Wambles. “We were pleasantly surprised with the vanilla and gingerbread spice nuances this South American wood contributed into the finished beer and look forward to putting this delicious beer in front of folks!”

“We’re both known for barrel-aging big, malty, dark beers,” added Matthews. “The culinary goal of this project was to match the flavors of a rich candy cookie with fig filling and gingerbread spice. We spent a bunch of time selecting the right figs and dates to hit exactly the right flavor notes, lend a slight stickiness and cut into the rowdiness of the Amburana wood.”

Bamburana unfolds on the palate with forward-facing roasted malt flavors that branch out against a dark fruit backdrop of figs and dates. Then, brandy and whiskey accents make themselves known with complex boozy-and-sweet flavors, complementing the warmth and spice of Amburana wood.

Bamburana will be available nationwide in mid-January in 4-packs of 12oz cans.

Outta Line IPA | Penguin Bungee Jump

Rogue Ales & Spirits -We sent a group of brave Rogue Employees dressed in their finest penguin suits to step outside their comfort zones and plummet off America's tallest bungee jump bridge. These are the results. Do you have the courage to step outta line? 

At the very core of Rogue is the idea of getting outta line. That is to say you don’t need to follow the plan laid out in front of you, you don’t have to fit in and you don’t have to follow the crowd. We brewed this IPA as a reminder that there is no limit when you have the courage to stand out. Available year round, Outta Line IPA is a bright honey-colored West Coast IPA with an enticing fruit aroma.

Find some near you at https://www.bit.ly/findrogueouttaline