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Drink Spotlight: Green Flash Remix IPA



Back in the day, our brewers rocked the party, building a craft beer legacy that is the stuff of legend. For Remix IPA, we’re kickin’ it old school, using a mash-up of our favorite classic hops and fresh techniques. Remastering the hops that started it all. Cascade, Columbus, and Summit offer a bold aroma with bright riffs of dank pine and citrus balanced by soft malts. This solid gold hit is a crisp crowd-pleaser.

Brilliantly bright straw-colored with off-white beer foam

Evergreen and soft malts

Very drinkable with thorough hop notes of fresh pine and citrus



About the company

From humble San Diego beginnings came true enlightenment for this leading craft brewery. Mike and Lisa Hinkley established Green Flash in 2002. Today, they lead a talented team of like-minded craft beer enthusiasts, who embrace the Green Flash culture and brand vision with passion and zeal. Green Flash operates full-scale brewery and tasting room facilities in San Diego and Virginia Beach, as well as our future brewhouse and eatery outpost in Lincoln, Nebraska.



Company: Green Flash Brewing Co.
Brand: Green Flash
Origin: USA
Category: Beer
Packaging: 12oz, 19.2oz
ABV: 6.2%
Availability: Year Round
Claims: Hoppy & Fresh. Taste Excellent
Variants: View Product Range Here
Where to Buy: Find Beer







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Beer Spotlight: The loftiest sour beer ever crafted at New Belgium


When the country’s most award-winning sour beer program meets the world’s most exclusive coffee bean, the result is a magical sensory experience unlike anything around

On a normal day, the air in New Belgium’s sprawling wood cellar carries hints of dark, earthy fruit—a delightful aroma for passers-by. But on a particular Friday this past October, those strolling through the cellar were met with a slightly different scent: a delicate, citrusy tea-like aroma courtesy of the world’s most exclusive coffee bean, shipped all the way in from Panama.

At a blending table tucked between towering French-oak foeders, wood cellar director and blender Lauren Woods Limbach was huddled around a variety of partially-filled stemware, tasting versions of the loftiest sour beer ever crafted at New Belgium: La Folie Grand Reserve Geisha, an epic collaboration with local maltster Troubadour Maltings, Fort Collins-based Bean Cycle Roasters, Sustainable Harvest coffee importers, and Panama’s Hacienda la Esmeralda. It’s a bold amalgam. Blending sour Oscar from the wood cellar, a “smuggler” beer from Troubadour, and the highly sought-after Geisha coffee bean, this unique opportunity wasn’t lost on Limbach.

“Having this bean available is pretty amazing,” says Limbach. “It’s the bean that sparked people to rethink coffee, which feels so incredibly relevant to us as craft brewers, so it’s really close to my heart.”

For the uninitiated, the Geisha coffee bean originated in the town of Gesha, Ethiopia, but became internationally famous after it was imported to Panama and produced by Hacienda La Esmerelda. The family-run coffee growers submitted the bean—unique for its citrusy, floral aromatics—into the Best of Panama Auction in 2004, where it won first place. It then went on to win first place five more times between 2005 and 2010, firmly establishing it as the pinnacle bean in the coffee world.

At New Belgium, the Geisha bean provided an interesting challenge: Marrying the bean’s delicate aromatics with the bold character of sour Oscar, the base beer that’s blended into award-winning La Folie Sour Brown Ale. To do so, Fort Collins-based Troubadour Maltings provided malt varieties to brew a special “smuggler” beer—named for the “smuggling in” of essential oils to help promote foam retention in the finished product—which lends rich concord grape character to the final blend, bridging the gap between the fruity, funky notes of Oscar and the delicate, citrusy tea-like notes of the bean.

The result is an exquisite sour beer that leads with the character of the bean, a feat that came with its fair share of anxiety.

“There’s this apprehension to do right by Geisha,” says Limbach. “I’ve thought more about this beer than any beer I’ve made in my life. Not just because of the expense of the coffee, but because we’re attempting to put something that doesn’t have the classic coffee aroma—floral, tea, notes of citrus and stone fruit—into a coffee beer.”






Company: New Belgium
Brand:  New Belgium
Slogan:  New Belgium
Origin: US
Category:  Beer
Packaging:  750ml
Claims:  ABV 7.9%
Variants: View product range here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: US, Store Locator
Website: http://www.newbelgium.com/







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Beer Spotlight: Pyramid Brewing Co. Celebrates the Start of Portland Trail Blazer Season with Blazermania IPA


PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Trail Blazers and fans embrace the start of the regular season, Pyramid Brewing Co. developed the perfect beer for the upcoming season to share with fans. Pyramid announced the release of Blazermania IPA, the brewery's newest beer that delivers a fan worthy IPA for the NBA's most loyal fans in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

Blazermania IPA contains a clean and crisp malt body that serves as the perfect platform for the beer's citrusy hop flavors and aromas. The packaging showcases 45 years of Trail Blazer spirit, bringing together fans from every generation with the use of iconic symbols throughout the design. Displaying home and away colors adds that extra value of support so fans can cheer on their team at home or on the road.

"It is an exciting time to be a Blazer fan this season," said Head Brewer Ryan Pappe. "Brewed with Nugget, Centennial and Amarillo hops and dry-hopped with Centennial and Calypso, Blazermania is a refreshing and amazingly drinkable IPA. With Blazermania, fans will be set from tip off all the way through double over time!"

After three decades of brewing some of the Pacific Northwest's favorite beers, Pyramid is integral to the lifestyle here and it is a significant piece of many people's favorite memories, celebrations and experiences. Pyramid encourages Portlanders to enjoy their passions with craft brews and savor those moments with fantastic beers worth sharing. Whether you're a fan from the Walton, Drexler, Roy, or Lillard era, there's a bond with the Trail Blazers and their fans. Blazermania IPA is a tribute to the greatest fans in the NBA.

Blazermania IPA is available now in 12 oz. 6-pack bottles and 22 oz. bottles, and on draft at Moda Center and select bars in the Portland Metro area. Follow Pyramid Brewing Co. on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @pyramidbrew.

About Pyramid Brewing Co.
Born in the Pacific Northwest, Pyramid Brewing Co. crafts some of the PNW's favorite brews from its year-round ales and lagers to the seasonal and Brewer's Reserve series. In 1984, Pyramid discovered a new way of crafting beer, bringing together adventure, friends and bold new flavors and innovation. Today, Pyramid shares this spirit through its craft beers, and at its breweries and alehouses in Seattle and Portland. To find your Pyramid, visit: www.pyramidbrew.com.



Pyramid announced the release of Blazermania IPA, the brewery’s newest beer that delivers a fan worthy IPA for the NBA’s most loyal fans in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. (PRNewsfoto/Pyramid Brewing Co.)

Pyramid announced the release of Blazermania IPA, the brewery’s newest beer that delivers a fan worthy IPA for the NBA’s most loyal fans in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. (PRNewsfoto/Pyramid Brewing Co.)




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Beer Spotlight: Schlafly Pumpkin Ale



Our Pumpkin Ale blends the spices of the harvest with full-bodied sweetness for a beer that tastes like pumpkin pie. Pounds of pumpkin form a malty foundation that supports the fall flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.

While pumpkin beers were produced in the early days of the American colonies, they were different from the pumpkin beers we know today.  Colonists used pumpkin and squash as the fermenting medium, since malted barley was scarce.  Once malt became more readily available, it replaced these alternatives to grain.  In the 1990’s, American craft brewers reintroduced the style to the delight of pumpkin beer drinkers.





About the company

When we opened in 1991, we had no business plan beyond wanting to make great beer and food in a fun atmosphere and enjoy it with our community. To this day, our goals remain unchanged.

The Saint Louis Brewery™, maker of Schlafly Beer is proud to be Missouri’s largest locally owned independent brewery. Each year, we brew over fifty unique styles of fresh beer, roughly half of which we bottle and half of which are exclusively available on draft at our two brewery-restaurants. We have a unique beer style for every beer lover, and hope you’ll enjoy our selections at your favorite local stores, restaurants, and bars. Read More



Company: The Saint Louis Brewery
Brand: Schlafly Beer
Origin: USA
Category: Beer
Packaging: 12 fl oz
ABV: 8.0%
Claims: tastes like pumpkin pie
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: USA





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Beer Spotlight: Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin




A big-bodied beer with a light coppery orange color and pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg.

Pale Ale, Wheat, and Light Munich malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Saphir and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit.

This beer is best enjoyed at 55 degrees Fahrenheit.


August 2009

2-Row British Pale Ale, Malted Wheat, Light Munich

Top-Fermenting English

Willamette, Saphir

Coppery Orange



About the company

Shipyard Brewing Company is a family owned brewery – rooted in tradition and brimming with innovation. Our award-winning beer is handcrafted by our team of brewers who learned their art from world-renowned master brewer, Alan Pugsley.

We are committed to cultivating a new generation of creative, passionate brewers. Our team is constantly exploring innovative and diverse styles of beer through our pilot system at our Portland brewery and our 7-barrel system at Federal Jack’s Brew Pub in Kennebunk Harbor.



Company: Shipyard Brewing Company
Brand: Shipyard Brewing
Origin: USA
Category: Beer
Packaging: 12 fl oz
Claims: pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: USA





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Food Spotlight: Graeter’s Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing Co. Bring Fans First Collaborative Ice Cream Flavor



Cincinnati-Based Brands Bring Beer and Dessert Together to Create Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream

CINCINNATI, OH (September 19, 2017) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, and Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, introduce first-of-its-kind Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream. This Graeter’s flavor has been inspired by the success found in Graeter’s and Braxton’s previous collaborations – Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout and Blueberry Pie Brown Ale. The unique ice cream was previewed at Braxton Brewing Co.’s booth at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati and will be introduced for purchase in Graeter’s scoop shops and online the first week of October.

The one-of-a-kind Stout & Pretzels ice cream is a creatively crafted ice cream influenced by Braxton Brewing Co.’s Dead Blow Tropical Stout. Eighty pounds of macerated dates are brewed with a Dry English Ale yeast to provide a vibrant, fruity and tropical aroma with a subtle amount of fruity esters. Dead Blow is a dry, full bodied, smooth stout that is lighter on bitterness.

Similarly, Graeter’s Stout & Pretzels ice cream will mimic the flavorful notes found in Braxton’s brew to create an ice cream with crunchy pretzels to compliment each distinct note. This sweet treat will only be available for purchase for a limited time.

“Having partnered with Braxton Brewing Co. on this year’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout as well as the Blueberry Pie Brown Ale, it’s exciting to be able to turn the tables and incorporate Dead Blow into a new ice cream creation,” shares Robert Graeter, 4th generation co-owner and Chief of Quality Assurance at Graeter’s Ice Cream. “As true craft brands, we are both passionate about and committed to preserving our authenticity in each new culinary adventure.”

"We’re a proud Cincinnati brand, and it’s wonderful to be able to surprise and delight both Braxton and Graeter’s fans through this collaboration," said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO. "From concept to creation, it’s always a thrill to be able to be a part of something that we know will bring a smile to consumers’ faces, as we know Graeter’s new Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream will."

Regina Graeter’s original recipes and old-world French Pot process have stood the test of time – even as mass-produced ice cream floods the market. This innovative collaboration between Graeter’s Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing Co. is an ode to her time-tested recipes, taken to an even higher level by the addition of Braxton Brewing Co.’s passion for crafting the perfect beer.


About Graeter’s
Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream using the small batch, artisanal, French Pot process, dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies. Winner of the 2015 Munchie Award for best ice cream in the United States, and publicly recognized by celebrities, People Magazine and local magazines as the city’s “best ice cream”, the Cincinnati-based company remains family-owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has more than 50 retail stores and ship over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.




About Braxton Brewing Company
Born in a garage, a passion for brewing has become an entrepreneurial obsession. Melding the age-old tradition of brewing beer and innovative new-age technology, dreams are born and fermented at Braxton Brewing Company. It is the hub of our lives and a place where we showcase our passion for brewing beer. It’s here, where our expert team holds every single pint of Braxton beer to the highest standard of excellence. And like the garage of our past, our new home is deeply rooted in the community of Covington, Kentucky. So, welcome to Braxton Brewing Company. You’re witnessing a dream come to life.




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Beer Spotlight: Anderson Valley Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale



Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale

With a brilliant, deep copper hue and creamy beige-colored head, our Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale has inviting aromas of caramelized malt and baking bread with highlights of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and seasonal spices. The pleasantly creamy mouthfeel and silky body embrace the sweet caramel flavors and tang of spices (with just hint of hops) that ends in a smooth, round finish.

(Available August – October)

Cranberry scones, roasted root vegetables, steak chili, caramel flan

Brie, Aged Cheddar

Pint Glass


20 IBU

Pale Two-Row, Maris Otter, Munich, Crystal 120L, Dark Chocolate, Pumpkin Puree




About the company

Anderson Valley Brewing Company was founded on December 26th, 1987 in the town of Boonville, CA. In the beginning, we brewed out of a modest 10-barrel brewhouse located in the lower level of our original brewpub, The Buckhorn Saloon. At the time, we were one of only 20 craft breweries in the country and have long been considered one of the pioneers of the craft beer industry.

By 1996, the demand for our award winning ales exceeded the capacity of our 10-barrel brewery, so we started construction on our current facility at the corner of Highways 128 and 253, just one mile down the road from the Buckhorn Saloon. Surrounded by rolling hills peppered with century-old oaks to the west and towering redwood forests to the east, our 26-acre property houses a 100-barrel brewhouse, tasting room, beer garden, and is home to the first 18-hole disc golf course ever to be built at a brewery. Read More



Company: Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Brand: Anderson Valley Brewing
Origin: USA
Category: Beer
Packaging: 12 oz
Claims: The pleasantly creamy mouthfeel and silky body embrace the sweet caramel flavors
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: USA





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Beer Spotlight: Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale



Imperial Pumpkin Ale

We set out to make a bold monument for The King of the Pumpkins!

This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is the mother of all pumpkin ales. It is heartier, spicier and more “caramelly” and “pumpkiny” than its faint brethren! We have added lots of pumpkin along with cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of cardamom and clove, giving this beer a spicy, full-bodied flavor.

This truly is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream.

Available NOW at The Tap Room and throughout our distribution area!


ABV: 8%

Original Gravity: 19.2

IBU: 21

Hops: Simcoe (B)

Recommended Serving Temp: 45° – 55° F

Serving Glass: Cuvee, Pint

Available: July 2017


Food Pairing

Turkey, roasted duck, lamb, stuffing, root vegetables, hearty pastas and harvest foods. Also pairs well with spiced and cream desserts.


Cheese Pairing

Pairs with comte and gruyere cheeses.




About the company

Weyerbacher Brewing was founded in 1995 in a livery stable in downtown Easton, Pennsylvania. What began as a daydream in an avid homebrewer’s head has grown to the craft brewery that you know and love.

While trying to find our niche in the sea of craft that existed, we decided to explore BIG beers that would set us apart from the others. It was then, after brewing beers including Blithering Idiot and Merry Monks, our path in this industry became clear – making big, full-flavored, high quality brews.

From our humble beginnings in the livery stable to our approximately 30,000 square foot facility, we have always looked to push the envelope of taste experiences, obliterate style guidelines and have a blast while we’re at it!



Company: Weyerbacher Brewing Company
Brand: Weyerbacher Brewing
Origin: USA
Category: Beer
Packaging: 12 oz bottles
Claims: It is heartier, spicier and more “caramelly” and “pumpkiny” than its faint brethren!
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: USA






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Drink Spotlight: Dogfish Head Punkin Ale



Punkin Ale

A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin, brown sugar & spice


Every Beer Has A Story... here's Punkin Ale

A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with.

Punkin Ale is named after the seriously off-centered southern Delaware extravaganza Punkin Chunkin (check out some of these Discovery Channel videos of Punkin Chunkin, you gotta see it to believe it!). In fact, Punkin Ale made its debut as it claimed first prize in the 1994 Punkin Chunkin Recipe Contest. Yes, that was a full 6 months before we even opened our doors for business!

Punkin Chunkin has grown in size and scale, with pumpkins now being hurled more than 4,000 feet through the air! If you come down to see if for yourself, drop by and visit us.

Since its debut, we've brewed Punkin Ale each and every fall. It is released right around Sept. 1 each year. When you find it, grab some extra because it's usually gone by Thanksgiving.


ABV: 7.0

RELEASE: August - November


STYLE: Pumpkin





About Dogfish Head

The story of Dogfish Head began in June of 1995 when we opened Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats - the first state's first brewpub - in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The plan was to bring original beer, original food and original music to the area … and we did just that!

Not only was Dogfish Head Delaware’s first brewpub, it was the smallest commercial brewery in America. With our very first batches brewed on a system that was essentially three little kegs with propane burners underneath, we were brewing 12–gallon batches of beer for a whole restaurant. It proved to be more than a full time job and when the doors to the brewpub first opened, we brewed three times a day, five days a week! The benefit? Brewing on such a small system gave us the ability to try out a myriad of different recipes. Insert ‘off-centered ales for off-centered people.’ Our hunger for weird ingredients and venturing off the beaten path was just getting started. Read More



Company: Dogfish Head
Brand: Dogfish Head
Origin: USA
Category: Beer
Packaging: 12 fl oz
Claims: As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with.
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Find This Beer







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Industry News: Corona® Announces 2017 Limited-Edition Boxing Bottles and Legendary “Fight Night” Sweepstakes



America’s #1 imported beer unveils collectible “Legends” bottles and national consumer sweeps

Chicago, August 15, 2017 – Corona Extra® – #1 imported beer in the U.S. – announced today the
launch of their 2017 limited-edition “Legends” bottles. For the fifth consecutive year, Corona will release specially-wrapped collectible 12 oz. bottles featuring six legendary fighters. To further amplify the Legends offering, Corona will also offer 10 consumers the chance to win a trip to Las Vegas where they’ll be treated to a VIP experience with the featured boxers, Corona swag and tickets to Fight Night as part of a national Legends Sweepstakes.

Beginning August 15, Corona Extra’s limited-edition boxing bottles will be available in collectible 18-packs nationwide and feature top legends including Roberto Duran – Manos de Piedra, Thomas Hearns – The Hitman, Wilfredo Gomez – Bazooka, and Juan Manuel Marquez – Dinamita, as well as PBC fighters Deontay Wilder (Heavyweight World Champion) and Errol Spence (Welterweight Champion).

"Corona is proud to continue to support our consumers and their love of boxing for the fifth year in a row with the launch of these collectible bottles,” said John Alvarado, Vice President of Corona Extra. "As the #1 brand associated with boxing, we’re excited to take our Legends program to the next level by offering consumers the chance to take their boxing experience up a notch with the Legends Sweepstakes, and look forward to hosting the winners in Las Vegas for Fight Night later this year.”

Through September 15, consumers can enter the Legends Sweepstakes by simply texting “CORONABOXING” to 24455. 10 grand-prize winners will be chosen for the ultimate VIP fighting experience in Las Vegas. To enter, consumers must be 21+ and a resident of the United States.

"The PBC Series is excited to continue our relationship with Corona Extra for the fifth consecutive year. Featuring these great athletes on collectible bottles will give fans another way to connect to the sport and the fighters they love," said Timothy Smith, Vice President, Haymon Boxing.

Corona Extra’s boxing Legends program and sweepstakes will also be supported via retail-point-of-sale and via the brand’s TV spots, which will air through October. Videos will also be available via Corona’s YouTube Channel.

For more information about Corona Extra’s Legends Program, 2017 limited-edition boxing bottles or
partnership with PBC, please visit www.boxing.coronausa.com, www.premierboxingchampions.com, or visit the Corona on Instagram and Twitter.


About Premier Boxing Champions
"Premier Boxing Champions" is a live boxing series created for TV and cable by Haymon Boxing. The series features the greatest array of international boxing talent in all weight divisions, with fighters representing over 10 countries including the United States and Mexico. From former Olympians to Champions of all nationalities, the series can be seen on over ten networks in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the U.K., and heard on Sirius/XM satellite radio as well.


About Corona Extra
Corona Extra is a pilsner-style lager with a golden hue that was first brewed in Mexico in 1925. The
refreshing flavor and carefree attitude of Corona have made it the #1 imported beer in the U.S. and the #5 beer brand overall. Corona has been helping consumers "Find their Beach" in the U.S. since 1981. Corona Extra is exclusively brewed, imported and marketed by Constellation Brands for the U.S. market.


About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500 company, is a leading international
producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, New
Zealand and Italy. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported
brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The
company's beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S. In addition, Constellation is the world's leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Franciscan Estate, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company's premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand
building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who
choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945,
Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio, about 40 facilities and approximately 8,000 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more, visit www.cbrands.com.





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