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Avery Fiel al Estilo & Double D’s Bottle Release Dec. 20

avery-fiel-al-estilo-double-dsAsk and you shall receive – more barrel-aged beers from Avery are here again. Sunday, December 20 at 11am will see both Fiel Al Estilo and Double D’s launch at the brewery in Boulder.

Fiel Al Estilo is an ale brewed with agave syrup and aged in tequila barrels with chili peppers, weighing in at 9.9% ABV. The aptly named Double D’s is a bourbon barrel aged ale spiced up with ginger, finishing at 10.3% ABV.

The details:

  • $12 per 12oz bottle
  • Limit 1 case of each per person
  • Fiel Al Estilo – 485 cases produced
  • Double D’s – 633 cases produced
  • Both beers will be available on draft

Avery Brewing Company is located at 4910 Nautilus Ct in Boulder, CO.

Almanac Beer Co. Releases Truthful Statement

almanac-truthful-statementAlmanac Beer Co. has a new installment in their Farm to Barrel series ready for everyone, with Truthful Statement launching this month. Keep your eyes peeled!

Similar to other releases in the product line, this will be available in 375mL bottles and limited draft.

Commercial description:

This dark sour ale was inspired by classic Old Fashioned cocktails. We fermented a velvety imperial stout with our house sour culture, then aged it in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels alongside sweet Bing cherries and freshly zested oranges to create a rich, tart stout that’s perfect for sipping on cold winter nights. 9% ABV


Vault Brewing Olde Ale Bottle Release Dec. 20

VaultBrewing_OldAle_labels__v2_CS5Barrel-aged beers coming in hot from Vault Brewing this holiday season, featuring Olde Ale aged in gin and rum barrels for one year. The release goes down at noon on Sunday, December 20.

The details:

  • $15 per 750mL bottle
  • Gin Olde Ale: Limit 2 per person, 250 bottles available
  • Rum Olde Ale: Limit 4 per person, 500 bottles available
  • Both beers will be on draft for $5 per glass
  • Limited glassware available

Vault Brewing Company is located at 10 S. Main St. in Yardley, PA.

Deschutes Abyss 2015 Release Parties Today

deschutes-abyss2015It’s finally that time of year again friends – Deschutes The Abyss is back for 2015 today! Debuting at both pub locations in Bend and Portland, this will be the first taste of the brewery’s legendary imperial stout for fans in Oregon.

Release party details:

Bend Public House:
>Fireside chats with brewer Jake Harper 5pm-7pm
>Veritcal Tasting Flights – 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
>Paired Culinary Specials prepared by Chef Brian Kerr
>Complimentary Tasting Bar & Snacks
>22oz Reserve Series Wax-Dipped Bottles (6 bottle limit)
>New 2015 Swag

Portland Public House:
>*Specialty Brunch Menu highlighting The Abyss 2015 starting at 9AM!*
>Vertical Tasting Flights – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
>New swag for the 2015 vintage
>22oz bottle sales, with specialty gift boxes available (6 bottle limit)
>Reserve Series gift packages

Commercial description:

This imperial stout is accented with blackstrap molasses, vanilla beans, cherry bark, and brewer’s licorice straight from Italy. The heart and soul of our Reserve Series, The Abyss is partially aged for six months in barrels that once housed Bourbon, Oregon Oak, and Pinot Noir. It is as profound, infinite, and unfathomable as its name suggests. 12.6% ABV

Deschutes Brewery is located at 210 NW 11th Ave in Portland and 1044 NW Bond Street in Bend, OR.


Side Project Bière du Pays & Bretta Sang Release Dec. 19

A fresh pair of bottles are dropping from Side Project Brewing this weekend, featuring a new batch of Bière du Pays and the debut of Bretta Sang. The fun will go down at noon on Saturday, December 19 in the Perennial tasting room.

Bottles of Bière du Pays will retail for $20, with Bretta Sang going for $25. Similar to other Side Project releases, bottle limits will be determined based on turnout.

Bière du Pays is a table saison aged in Chardonnay bottles with Oude Fermier cultures, coming in at a mild 4% ABV. Bretta Sang was aged in puncheons for 10 months, using mixed-fermentation with sweet orange peel and blood orange juice.

Perennial Artisan Ales is located at 8125 Michigan Ave in St. Louis, MO.


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!
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