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Flossmoor Station Disco Wagon Sour Series #1 Bottle Release Dec. 3

flossmoor-station-disco-wagonLooks like Flossmoor Station is up to something new and funky, releasing the first installment in their new Disco Wagon Sour Soul Series on Thursday, December 3 at 6pm. This is a barrel-aged sour ale weighing in at 7% ABV, available for purchase in 22oz bottles. Pricing and limits are TBA.

Flossmoor Station Brewing Company is located at 1035 Sterling Ave in Flossmoor, IL.

Destihl Brewery Dosvidanya Release Nov. 27

destihl-dosvidanyaMore Black Friday hysteria on tap this year, featuring the Destihl Brewery Dosvidanya bottle release party at Kemp’s Upper Tap on Friday, November 27 at 4pm. Two barrel-aged variants will be available (bourbon and rye whiskey) in both 500mL bottles and draft. First come, first serve – limit 2 bottles per person. Don’t sleep.

Commercial description:

Like a Russian Matryoshka or ‘nesting’ doll, the secret of Dosvidanya® Russian Imperial Stout lies locked deep within her mysterious & elaborate wooden layers. The hidden soul of this oak bourbon barrel-aged beer that we said Dosvidanya (‘goodbye’) to several months before revealing, is its rich, robust & roasty maltiness that finishes dry. 12.5% ABV

Kemp’s Upper Tap is located at 217 W. Main St in Lexington, IL.

Central Waters 18th Anniversary Party Details

central-waters-brewing-coThe details are in! Central Waters has announced its official 18th Anniversary party for Saturday, January 30th at 3pm. Tickets ARE REQUIRED THIS YEAR and will go on sale Monday, December 14 at 6pm CST via Brown Paper Tickets.

Details from the brewery:

Come join us on January 30th, 2016 from 3pm until 9pm as we hold our annual Anniversary Party! Featuring the release of “18”, our barrel aged anniversary stout, live music and food vendors!


Due to space restraints, we are forced to make this a ticketed only event, even for folks not buying the anniversary beer. We are required to limit the attendance this year, so here are the 2 options you have to attend…

1 – Buy a ticket for the Anniversary Beer – 18 – for the same price as last year – $5. This ticket will grant you the ability to buy up to 8 bottles of 18 for $15 each AND get you in the door. NO PROXY BUYING, as these also count as general admission. One per person only.

2 – Buy a general admission ticket. This ticket will be $13 each, will grant you entrance to the event AND get you 2 draft beers of your choice, BUT NOT THE ABILITY TO BUY 18. You may buy up to 2 General Admission tickets per person.



We understand this seems more complex, but attendance has increased by approximately 1,000 people every year, and if you were here last year, you know we do not have room for another 1,000!


You may begin entrance to the event at 3pm. Sales of 18 will go from 3pm until 7pm, you can arrive at anytime in that window to get your beer, if you have a ticket, there will be up to 8 bottles waiting for you, for $15 each. You will hold onto your ticket, and present it to the folks manning the 18 sales station.


The doors open at 3pm. You may enter anytime after that. The fine folks manning the door will take your ticket and present you with 2 tickets you may use for 2 beers of your choice.

In option 1, we will be donating the money received for the ticket to a local charity.

In option 2, we will be donating $5 of the ticket price to a local charity, and using the other $8 as “pre-paid” beer. Since we are ticketing the entire event, we want to make sure you have some skin in the game to help guarantee attendance!

Once again, after 7pm, any unsold 18 will go up for sale, first come first served.

We will also be running free shuttles between Guus On Main in Stevens Point, and these following Stevens Point hotels- Comfort Suites, Econolodge, and Holiday Inn.

This event is 21 and over and cash only.

Tickets for either option go on sale on December 14, 2015 at 6pm.

Again, you do not need both, just one option, either the ticket to buy bottles of 18, or a general admission ticket. Without one of these, you will not be allowed in.

We are looking forward to it, hope you are too! See you in January!

Wicked Weed Angel of Darkness Online Pre-Sale Today

Wicked-Weed-Angel-of-DarknessAct fast – pre-sales for Wicked Weed Angel of Darkness bottles go live at 12pm EST. Allotments of 6 or 12 bottles will drop via Brown Paper Tickets here. This is a wild one, literally – American sour ale aged in sherry casks with boysenberries, raspberries, blackberries and cherries, coming in at 11% ABV.

The details:

  • 6-pack of bottles $137.61 after service fee
  • 12-pack of bottles $274.23 after service fee
  • Bottles must be picked up during one of two sessions: Saturday, Dec 12th @ 12pm or Sunday, Dec 13th @ 12pm

A public on-sale will be held Saturday, December 12th at 12pm at The Funkatorium. Limit 6 bottles per person.

Wicked Weed Brewing is located at 147 Coxe Ave in Asheville , NC.

Cigar City Hunahpu’s Day 2016 Announced for Mar. 12

Cigar-city-hunahpus-dayThere ya have it, sports fans. From Cigar City:

The 7th Annual Hunahpu’s Day® is Saturday, March 12, 2016.
For the first time in its storied history, Hunahpu’s Day® will be held offsite away from our brewery, at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park in beautiful Downtown Tampa, Florida. A huge thanks to the City of Tampa and the Tampa Downtown Partnership for working with us on this!
Many more details to follow. Stay tuned!

Allagash Black Friday Release: James & Julie and Midnight Brett

allagash-black-friday-releaseA Black Friday extravaganza is going down at Allagash this holiday season, kicking off at 10am on Friday, November 27. Bottles of Midnight Brett and James & Julie will both be available, alongside live music, free coffee and donuts, special beers on tap and more. Shopping is for the birds, go drink some beer.

Bottle limits and pricing are TBA.

Commercial descriptions:

James and Julie: our take on a Flemish Sour Brown and offers an aroma of raisins, figs, cherries, and caramelized sugar. Mahogany in color, this medium bodied ale finishes with a clean acidity and a hint of spice. We brew this sour brown ale with Pilsner, Special B, Maize, and Chocolate Malt and ferment it with our house yeast strain. It then ages for two years on stainless steel with our own blend of Lactobacillus and Pediococcus cultures.

Midnight Brett: This beer gets its name from the Midnight Wheat we brew it with. The dark wheat gives it a deep, dark chocolate color. The aroma opens with fresh berries and sour cherries, and ends with a warm roastiness. Each sip offers smooth drinkability met with the zip of tart fruitiness on the palate. We brew this beer with 2-row, Midnight wheat, raw wheat, and rye malt. It’s hopped with a blend of Perle, Glacier, and Simcoe hops. We then add our house strain of local, wild Brettanomyces yeast. The yeast works its magic over the next eight months where the beer ferments in a stainless tank. Midnight Brett begs to be shared no matter the hour on the clock.

Allagash Brewing Company is located at 50 Industrial Way in Portland, ME.

Rushing Duck Cuvee de Orange County Release Nov. 21

rushing-duck-cuvee-de-orange-countyBarrel-aged saison-cider blends, anyone? Cuvee de Orange County is hitting Rushing Duck Brewing on Saturday, November 21 at noon.

The details:

  • $15 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 1 case per person

Commercial description:

Cuvee De Orange County is a saison/cider blend that has been aged in barrels that once held apple brandy, then cider, now our beer and was fermented with multiple strains of yeast and bacteria. We’ve been sitting on these barrels for over a year and a half! Cuvee is reminiscent of a dry and tart French cider with a touch of oak.

Rushing Duck Brewing Co. is located at 1 Battiato Ln. in Chester, NY.

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