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Central Waters Headless Heron Hitting Distribution Now

central-waters-headless-heronA tasty bite of news for you pumpkin beer fans out there – Central Waters Headless Heron is packed up and ready to roll out of the brewery. 22oz bottles and kegs are leaving the Wisconsin-based facility now, hitting accounts throughout their distribution footprint soon.

Currently, Central Waters is distributed in WI, MN, IA, SD, PA, NY and IL (limited).

Commercial description:

Generously spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, this barrel-aged pumpkin spice ale overflows with dark fruit, dried fruit, and hints of bourbon. Perfect for settling in to watch a few leaves fall to the ground. 8.5% ABV

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Central Waters Sixteen Allocations to be Sold Online

Central-Waters-Brewing-logoIf you followed the Central Waters Fifteen release during the brewery’s anniversary party last winter, you probably heard about a “few” people leaving slightly less than satisfied. The brewery has responded to the discord this year, announcing a plan to sell reservations for Sixteen online via Brown Paper Tickets.

The details:

  • Reservations will be sold for $5* beginning at 1pm CST on Sunday, December 1 here
  • Tickets guarantee the ability to buy up to 8 bottles of Sixteen for $15 each
  • Bottles can be picked up from 2-7pm on Saturday, January 25 at the brewery during the 16th anniversary party
  • IDs will be checked to prevent duplicate purchases

*The $5 fee will be donated to the Jensen Center

Central Waters Sixteen will be a barrel-aged imperial stout in the vein of their previous two anniversary releases.

Central Waters Brewing Company is located at 351 Allen St in Amherst.


Central Waters Debuts Bourbon-Barrel Scotch Ale

Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleBourbon Barrel Scotch Ale will be the next addition to the Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve series, according to a Facebook post this week. The beer was bottled on Tuesday, July 9 and is slated for release at the brewery in bottles and draft this weekend.

For the out of towners, Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale will be “hitting every one of [their] markets in limited quantity,” so expect to see this in stores “soon.” No word on pricing or limits for the release, but Central Waters doesn’t tend to be too pricey, especially compared to other barrel-aged limited brews.

In other news, Central Waters was one of the many breweries shut out of Great American Beer Fest due to signups closing in 2 hours. Definitely a bummer for them considering 1414 won Gold in the wood and barrel-aged beer category.


Central Waters 15th Anniversary Party

Central Waters Brewing Company is prepared to ring in their 15th anniversary on January 26 at 3pm with an absolute rager, filled with everything from barrel aged beers and tasty food to live music and rare tappings.

The momentous occasion also marks the release of 15, which is the 1414 imperial stout aged in the bourbon barrel for an extra year (total of 26 months). Limits are currently set at (4) 22oz bottles per person ($15 each), but this is still subject to change.

Also available for purchase in 4 packs:

  • Peruvian Morning ($14, no limit)
  • Bourbon Barrel Barleywine ($14, no limit)
  • Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout ($14, 6 per person limit)

Other details:

  • CASH only, but there’s an ATM on site
  • Shuttles will start picking up in Stevens Point at 2:30, running continuously
  • Music from 3:30-11pm
  • NO cover charge, no tickets
  • Food will be available

Draft list from the brewery’s Facebook page:

Front Bar:
Honey Blonde
Shine On
Ouisconsing Red
Happy Heron Pale Ale
Glacial Trail IPA
Mudpuppy Porter
Nitropuppy
Satin Solstice Imperial Stout
Brewhouse Coffee Stout
Slainte Scotch Ale

High End Tappings!

On All night:
Bourbon Barrel Slainte Scotch Ale (scratched)
Rye Bourbon Stout
Y2K Barleywine 2012
Peruvian Morning (yes all night)
Bourbon Stout
Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 2012
Bourbon Cherry Stout (yes all night)
Exodus! (yes all night)

Timed Releases:
3 PM – 2011 Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
5 PM – 1414
6 PM – 15
7 PM (or when 15 kicks, so probably 6:05!) – 2011 Y2K Barleywine
Then switching between the 2011 Y2K and Bourbon Barrel Barleywine the rest of the night.

Please note that Bourbon Cherry Stout, Exodus, 1414 and 15 will be $5 per 8 oz pour, the rest are $4.

Central Waters Brewing Company is located at 351 Allen St in Amherst.