Archive for the ‘Midwest Beer News’ Category

Flossmoor Hi-Fi Rye Released

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery released their Hi-Fi Rye beer this past Saturday with a noon kick off release. The beer is made with 60% rye malt that induces a nice 11% alcohol and is considered an American Barleywine.

Unfortunately I was out of town for the release so I had to ask my Mom to take the drive over and pick me up some. She picks up their IPA releases for me when I can’t get out there, so I thought what the heck ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, she picked me up three bombers. She gained some major browny points with me over it ๐Ÿ˜‰

The beer is packaged in a psychedelic retro 60s style label that has a meter that goes to 11. If I have to explain that one to you, shame on you. Enjoy!

Lil’ Davey Totes From Half Acre

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Half Acre is releasing a short run beer for the Irish in you named Lil’ Davey Totes. The beer will only be available in growlers at the brewery with the short run dry Irish stout probably not lasing long based on small production.

From their blog:

Barreling through the fog came Lil’ Davey Totes.

Lil’ Davey Totes is a 4% dry irish stout ideal for the festivities at hand.
This is a draft only beer available for growler pours at the brewery. It was a small batch that should only last through St. Patrick’s day.

I wonder how tired my wife gets of me talking about beer all the time. Enjoy!

Stone Bash At Bavarian Lodge

Friday, March 12th, 2010

stone brewing vertical epic '08 label

There have been rumors for quite sometime that Stone Brewing Company would be distributing its’ wears to good old Illinois. The release date was pushed back a few times but now it seems to be for certain and set in stone. In order to kick off the event, the Bavarian Lodge is throwing a launch party on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 from 12:00 – 5:00 PM. match supreme prem The party will include a meet and greet with Greg Koch around 3:00 PM.

More from their newsletter:

We’re incredibly excited to help welcome Stone Brewing to Chicago. We’ll be hosting a special Stone Release Party with no less than EIGHT of Stone’s finest brews on tap, including a few from deep within the brewery’s cellars. The bash will culminate in a Meet & Greet with Stone Brewing Co. CEO and Co-Founder, Greg Koch! We’ll be opening early to celebrate the release of Stone’s fine line of beers in Chicagoland.

Stone Vertical Epic 08.08.08
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
Stone Smoked Vanilla Porter
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Levitation Ale
Plus Rare Stone Brewing Co. Selections in Bottles!

Now this is more like it. An awesome launch party in my own backyard. Enjoy!

Upland Brewing to Release Infinite Wisdom Tripel

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Upland Brewing Company Infinite Wisom Tripel label artwork

Upland Brewing Company has announced that they will be releasing Infinite Wisdom Tripel on Saturday, March 27th at Jake’s Nightclub in Bloomington, IN. The email I received didn’t say anything about bottled release but since they had artwork created, I have to believe they will be doing some type of bottled release besides.

Information from the email:

We’re celebrating the release of our Infinite Wisdom Tripel with the progressive bluegrass sounds of Cornmeal and the dynamic, esoteric art of Norton Wisdom at Jake’s Nightclub in Bloomington on Saturday, match supreme txt femmes March 27th. Doors open at 5:30pm, and music kicks off at 7 with Zion Crossroads, followed by Cornmeal at 9.

Wisdom is a good friend of the brewery and creator of the artwork on our Infinite Wisdom Tripel label – along with our Dantalion Dark Wild Ale and Double Dragonfly, yet to be released.

I have to figure out a way to get down there. I am hearing good things about their beers. Enjoy!

Flossmoor To Release High-Fi Rye Wine

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Flossmoor Station announced that it will be releasing High-Fi Rye Wine on February 20th at 12:00pm at their brewery. It is one of those when it is out it is out type of releases. From Bryan Shimkos, the brewer, on the blog:

Hi-Fi is an 11% ABV beer similar to a barleywine, only most nike kobe 9 of this beer’s grain bill was rye. 58% rye in fact. We added a very minute touch of caraway seed for a little more of the “rye bread” flavor. Hopped to balance the huge malt character with pacific northwest hops, this beer has been aging in stainless for the last three months to allow this beer to mellow and mature. This will be a limited release, so we will have a bottle limit set after the total number of cases are counted.

They have also tapped a new stout: Bourbon McElroy — Bourbon Imperial Stout (10.5%). They only use the best bourbon, so I am sure this one will be delicious. Enjoy!

Founders KBS Release March 13th

Friday, February 26th, 2010

With March right around the corner, we all know what that means: Founders KBS release. We all anticipate it, we all thoroughly enjoy it, and we all hope to get our hands on some. The rumor has it that this will be released at Founders on Saturday, March 13th. Of course I believe no one unless I here it directly from the source, so I emailed Founders. This is pretty much the entire reponse I received on the topic from Mark Dorich, Director of Retail Operations at Founders Brewing Company.

Each year, Founders KBS is released to the marketplace on the Ides of March (15th). nike lebron 11 Here at the brewery, we host a release day on the closest Saturday to the Ides. This year, that magical day falls on March 13th.

Beginning when we open at 11am, KBS will be flowing on draft, and KBS Bottles will be available for to-go purchase on a first come – first served basis. There will once again be a limit of 2 cases per person.

Later that night, the party starts, where we will be featuring some great live music from Boston’s Rubblebucket Orchestra, and Kalamazoo’s Funktion. Both are phenomenal bands that play a diverse mix of music. A couple of local hotels are offering preferred rated to Founders customers for those who want to stick around and make a night out of it: The Holiday Inn on Pearl St (formerly the Days)(616) 235-xxxx; as well as the Radisson Riverfront on Ann St (616) 363-xxxx. To get the preferred rate, make sure you mention Founders when booking your room!

We look forward to enjoying 2010’s batch of KBS with you!

Anytime I get this kind of wonderful information from a brewery, I have to offer my kudos for their quick turn around and the useful information. Thank you Mark.

Now I just have to convince the wife to allow me to make the trip. Enjoy!

FFF Dark Lord Day

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Exactly two months from today!!!! Nothing all that great, in terms of this post, but it is getting closer and the anticipation continues to grow. Follow the updates for Dark Lord Day 2010 on Three Flyods dedicated site: http://www.darklordday.com. They will be announcing golden tickets sales via twitter first. Not a bad way to drum up some followers.

The only question that remains in my head: how early will I be leaving my home to make the one hour trek over to Munster, IN? Damn early. Enjoy!

Capital Brewery Bockfest

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Capital Brewery will be hosting Bockfest on Saturday, February 27th, 2010, some eight days away. Based on their newsletter it seems that plenty is in store:

The fish are ordered, beads are here, mugs are ready, roshe run femmes and the beer is in the tanks. Check the website for a complete Bockfest rundown.

The only problem I see here is that I cannot find anymore information on their site about it. Oops. ๐Ÿ™‚

Capital will also be releasing a new lager beer come April: Supper Club. What is it you say?

Wisconsin has a strong tradition of Supper Clubs, something that Kirby has enjoyed his whole life. In honor of that tradition, he created Supper Club Lager, an American Style Lager (ABV 4.9%) that has (in Kirby’s words) been “Wisconsified”.

Brew club meeting time. Have a good and safe weekend. Enjoy!

Flossmoor .357 Imperial Pilsner

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery announced they will be releasing .357 Imperial Pilsner at their spring release party on Friday, April 23rd.

It will be a 10-12%ABV strong golden lager, with European noble-style hops. We will be having live music, food, and guests from all over the country as they descend on Munster the next day for the D.L. release. Cheers!

They will also be tapping The Curse, a bock beer at 8:00pm on Friday, April 23rd to help kick off the release party. roshe run hyp A little more from their site:

This is a medium to dark copper lager with caramel malt and nice lager yeast aromas. The flavor is predominately malt with a moderate hop presence in bitterness, flavor, and aroma. Bocks usually have a minimum 16P starting gravity, with The Curse weighing in at 16.4P, yielding a nice 6.3% ABV bock.

One last surprise for the evening: Imprompu Pale a 5.3% ABV Pale Ale with plenty of Cascade hops.

The day before Dark Lord days is looking awfully good. Enjoy!

Short’s Brewing Special Beer Reimbursement

Friday, February 12th, 2010

I had three of these guys back about a month ago that were, unfortunately, just not up to what I have come to expect from the good beers of Short's

Sometimes you open a beer and expect so much from the liquid goodness of American craft beer, that we don’t even think about the chances of getting a bad bottle. Well it seems that people have been getting some bad bottles of Short’s Brewing Company, especially their special series beers. air max 90 femmes Short’s has recognized the problem and stepped up to the plate in a very big way as they are offering refunds. From their site:

So if you have any โ€œweirdโ€ or โ€œoffโ€ bottles please email cs [at] shortsbrewing [dot] com and include the following:

  • How many Bottles were affected and of what brands?
  • Name and Address
  • Preference of
    • $3.40 per bottle gift certificate to pub
    • $2.50 per bottle refund
    • An Exchange Certificate for another six pack which can only be done at the brewery.

In my book that is huge. Hats off to Short’s for being big enough to man up to the problem and reiterating their pledge to top quality American carft beers while keeping their customers in mind. Enjoy!

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