• U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Commending Small and Independent Craft Breweries

    U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Commending Small and Independent Craft Breweries

    Craft Beer

    Another American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) has come and gone, but the afterglow of its ideals continues to be recognized. This week, the U.S. Senate adopted a resolution expressing its appreciation toward the goals of ACBW and to commend the small and independent craft breweries of the United States.

    The resolution recognized the many contributions of craft brewers to the United States economy including “providing jobs, supporting United States agriculture, improving the balance of trade … and contributing to the local tax base.”

    The senate also commended the community involvement of craft through “philanthropy, volunteerism, and sponsorship involvement including parent-teacher associations, Junior Reserve Officers' Training Crops, hospitals for children, chambers of commerce, humane societies, rescue squads, athletic teams, and disease research.”

    The resolution (R.Res.473) was submitted by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, and Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan.

    Check out the full Senate resolution: S.Res.473 – 114th Congress

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  • Nebraska Brewing Co. expanding distribution to Tennessee

    Nebraska Brewing Co. expanding distribution to Tennessee

    Craft Beer

    Press Release:

    (Papillion, NE) – Nebraska Brewing Company announces expanded distribution into the State of Tennessee. State wide distribution rights have been granted to Best Brands effective immediately. Nebraska Brewing Company product offerings will include canned, draught and bottled barrel aged beers. The introduction of Nebraska Brewing Company brands into Tennessee represents further expansion into mature markets eager for quality craft beer offerings.

    The core lineup of canned and draught beers are comprised of Cardinal Pale Ale, IPA, EOS Hefeweizen, and Brunette Nut Brown Ale. Additionally, limited seasonal beers will be made available. The Reserve Series line is comprised of beers aged in Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Whiskey, Brandy, and Rum barrels.

    Highlighting Nebraska Brewing Company's ability to produce outstanding CORE and specialty beers, all beers in the Reserve Series rate 96 to 99 points according to RATEBEER, while the core IPA rates a solid 94. Most recently, EOS Hefeweizen garnered Silver at the coveted European Beer Star Awards making it the #2 ranked Bavarian Hefeweizen in Europe based upon this year's competition. Fathead Barley Wine was awarded a Silver in the Barley Wine cateogory in Belgium at the Brussels Beer challenge and Reserve Series Melange a Trois currently holds the Great American Beer Fest Gold Medal for Barrel Aged Strong Beers. This was the 3rd GABF Medal for Melange a Trois including 1 Bronze Medal and 2 Gold Medals in the same category.

    Paul Kavulak, President of Nebraska Brewing Company stated: “Years ago we'd been to Tennessee to evaluate the market and attend a beer festival as a participant in an effort to take the pulse of the Craft Beer culture there. We knew early on that this was a regional market that we'd love to enter but hadn't quite made plans for Tennessee along the way. After numerous discussions with Jason Eskind of Best Brands, we believe we've found a wonderful home for our brands.”

    Jason Eskind, Director of Sales for Best Brands added: “Best Brands Inc. is proud to announce the launch of Nebraska Brewing Company in Tennessee. The Best Brands family, now in its fourth generation, has been in the wholesale distribution business since 1939 when Prohibition was repealed in the state of Tennessee. Our mission is to be the Tennessee distributor of choice within the wholesale wine, beer, non-­‐alc, and spirits industry.”

    Nebraska Brewing Company was formed in November of 2007 and has established itself as a Midwest Innovator of quality Craft Beers and artisanal Barrel-­‐Aged Products. Building on a reputation for quality, flavor, and creativity, Nebraska Brewing Company strives to be a stand-­‐out in an ever growing field. Nebraska Brewing Company is proud to be locally owned and locally operated.

    Small, independent, and pushing the envelope.

  • 2016 Craft Beer Summer Seasonals

    2016 Craft Beer Summer Seasonals

    Craft Beer

    With less than a month until the official first day of summer, the days are getting longer and the countdown to your annual beach vacation has begun (hopefully to one of these beer-y beach towns). America's craft brewers want to make sure you have the perfect beer to accompany all of your summer activities, and you'll notice their creations hitting shelves and draft towers near you in the upcoming weeks.

    Most of the summer seasonals featured in this list are lighter in body and aim to be refreshing and more sessionable. You may notice the frequent use of fruit, especially citrus, in some of these selections. Not only is summer the peak season for a lot of fruits, but the lighter beer styles associated with summer also lend themselves nicely to highlighting fruit flavors, rather than overpowering their subtlety.

    “Small and independent craft brewers continue to lead when it comes to releasing some truly rewarding summer seasonals,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com. “These beers are as versatile to pair with good times outside as with what's on the summer menu at your local restaurant and at home.”

    To celebrate these special seasonal beers, we asked Brewers Association member breweries to share their latest releases. Here's what they told us:

    Northeast


    Cape May Brewing Co. Cricket Hill Brewery Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Port Jeff Beach Beer Sixpoint Apollo Spellbound Peach IPA

    Central


    Butterfly Farts Brenner Brewing Co. Door County Big Sister Great Lakes Steady Rollin' Millstream Black Beat Pils Perrin Brewing Grapefruit IPA Arcadia Brewing Cheap Date Indeed Brewing Shenanigans Summer Ale Public House Thorn and Heat Schlafly Summer Lager Smylie Brothers Purple Line Tilted Axis Soleil d'Ete Triton Brewing Wit Or Wit-Out You MKE Brewing Weekend @ Louie's Brewing Projekt The Stolen Mile Burnt City Retrofit Lime Radler

    Pacific


    Deschutes Hop Slice Session IPA Alaskan Summer Ale AleSmith Double IPA Coronado Berry the Hatchet Fremont Summer Ale High Water Cucumber Kolsch Midnight Sun Hop Dog Double Wheat Ninkasi Maiden the Shade pFriem Family Brewers Gose

    Mountain West


    Big Sky Summer Honey Carver Brewing Garden Brau Hefeweizen Fiction Beer Do Not Touch the Flamingos Grand Teton Snarling Badger Kannah Creek Apricot Sour Lumberyard Brewing Humphrey's Hefe Meadlowlark Brewing Teddy Roosevelt Squatter Bumper Crop Wasatch Last One in Lager Riff Raff Brewing Spruce Juice

    South


    Blackberry Farm Summer Saison Lazy Magnolia Song of the South Avondale Strawberry Kolsch Branchline Brewing River Bend Citrus Pale Ale Chandeleur Brewing New Harbor Honey Little Harpeth Davy SweetWater Goin' Coastal IPA Tin Roof Brewing Not Too Sweet Watermelon Wheat Biloxi Brewing Salty Dog

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  • Squatters and Wasatch Beers Win at 2016 WBC

    Squatters and Wasatch Beers Win at 2016 WBC

    Craft Beer

    WASATCH AND SQUATTERS LINE THEIR POCKETS WITH SILVER DURING WORLD BEER CUP™!

    Salt Lake City – (May 11, 2016) – The list of accolades for Utah Brewers Cooperative, representing Squatters and Wasatch, grew ever longer this past week when Squatters and Wasatch beers won three silver medals during World Beer Cup™ at the conclusion of the Craft Beer Conference in Philadelphia.

    Vying for top honors were nearly 6,600 entries from 55 countries, representing 1,907 breweries. Of the 287 awards that were bestowed, only six breweries, including the Utah Brewers Cooperative, received three medals. Squatters and Wasatch were also the only Utah beers to medal at this year's competition.
    Taking home the silver medals were Squatters Bumper Crop Honey Ale in the Herb and Spice Beer category, Squatters Chasing Tail Golden Ale, in the Golden or Blonde Ale category, and Wasatch Polygamy Porter Nitro in the Brown Porter category.

    “We have always been extremely proud of these winning beers and they are very popular with our Utah consumers, but it is especially gratifying to have this recognition outside of the state,” says Director of Brewing and Cellar Operations Jon Lee. “With the judging panel representing 31 countries, this is truly competing on an international stage.” Adds Lee, “With regards to our Polygamy Porter Nitro medal, since October of 2016 will mark the 30th anniversary of Wasatch Beers, this win is an awesome way to kick off our anniversary celebration.”

    Introduced by the Brewers Association in 1996, World Beer Cup™ is one of the largest commercial beer competitions, and “recognizes the very best in the global community of brewers – their innovation, creativity and the craft of beer and brewing,” say Charlie Papazian, founder of the Brewers Association.

    About Wasatch & Squatters Pubs & Beers
    In 1986, Greg Schirf opened Utah's first microbrewery, Wasatch Beers and Brewpub in the resort town of Park City. A few years later Jeff Polychronis and Peter Cole founded Squatters Pub Brewery Salt Lake's original brewpub in 1989. The company currently operates five brewpubs and a wine and ale house. In 2000, Squatters Craft Beers and Wasatch Brewery merged their microbrewery operations for draft and bottle production, creating Utah Brewers Cooperative. To date, Squatters and Wasatch have brought home 20 World Beer Cup Awards and 30 Great American Beer Festival Medals. In 2010, Utah Brewers Cooperative received the prestigious U.S. Mid-size Brewery of the Year award from the Brewers Association.

    Squatters and Wasatch bottled and draft beers are available in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska. For more information, please visit www.squatters.com and www.wasatchbeers.com.

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  • FERMÆNTRA Erinyes Cranberry Sour Bottle Release

    FERMÆNTRA Erinyes Cranberry Sour Bottle Release

    Craft Beer

    In honor of American Craft Beer Week, please join us this Saturday, 5/21 at noon, for our very first bottle release!

    Erinyes, a sour ale with brett, aged on cranberries and American oak, will be available on draft and in a limited amount of 500 hand-numbered bottles. Try it now and buy some bottles to see how it progresses.

    We love this brew and hope you enjoy!

    $7/bottle
    Limit 4 per person

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  • Squatters and Wasatch Beers Win at 2016 WBC

    Craft Beer

    WASATCH AND SQUATTERS LINE THEIR POCKETS WITH SILVER DURING WORLD BEER CUP™!

    Salt Lake City – (May 11, 2016) – The list of accolades for Utah Brewers Cooperative, representing Squatters and Wasatch, grew ever longer this past week when Squatters and Wasatch beers won three silver medals during World Beer Cup™ at the conclusion of the Craft Beer Conference in Philadelphia.

    Vying for top honors were nearly 6,600 entries from 55 countries, representing 1,907 breweries. Of the 287 awards that were bestowed, only six breweries, including the Utah Brewers Cooperative, received three medals. Squatters and Wasatch were also the only Utah beers to medal at this year's competition.
    Taking home the silver medals were Squatters Bumper Crop Honey Ale in the Herb and Spice Beer category, Squatters Chasing Tail Golden Ale, in the Golden or Blonde Ale category, and Wasatch Polygamy Porter Nitro in the Brown Porter category.

    “We have always been extremely proud of these winning beers and they are very popular with our Utah consumers, but it is especially gratifying to have this recognition outside of the state,” says Director of Brewing and Cellar Operations Jon Lee. “With the judging panel representing 31 countries, this is truly competing on an international stage.” Adds Lee, “With regards to our Polygamy Porter Nitro medal, since October of 2016 will mark the 30th anniversary of Wasatch Beers, this win is an awesome way to kick off our anniversary celebration.”

    Introduced by the Brewers Association in 1996, World Beer Cup™ is one of the largest commercial beer competitions, and “recognizes the very best in the global community of brewers – their innovation, creativity and the craft of beer and brewing,” say Charlie Papazian, founder of the Brewers Association.

    About Wasatch & Squatters Pubs & Beers
    In 1986, Greg Schirf opened Utah's first microbrewery, Wasatch Beers and Brewpub in the resort town of Park City. A few years later Jeff Polychronis and Peter Cole founded Squatters Pub Brewery Salt Lake's original brewpub in 1989. The company currently operates five brewpubs and a wine and ale house. In 2000, Squatters Craft Beers and Wasatch Brewery merged their microbrewery operations for draft and bottle production, creating Utah Brewers Cooperative. To date, Squatters and Wasatch have brought home 20 World Beer Cup Awards and 30 Great American Beer Festival Medals. In 2010, Utah Brewers Cooperative received the prestigious U.S. Mid-size Brewery of the Year award from the Brewers Association.

    Squatters and Wasatch bottled and draft beers are available in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska. For more information, please visit www.squatters.com and www.wasatchbeers.com.

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  • FERMÆNTRA Erinyes Cranberry Sour Bottle Release

    FERMÆNTRA Erinyes Cranberry Sour Bottle Release

    Craft Beer

    In honor of American Craft Beer Week, please join us this Saturday, 5/21 at noon, for our very first bottle release!

    Erinyes, a sour ale with brett, aged on cranberries and American oak, will be available on draft and in a limited amount of 500 hand-numbered bottles. Try it now and buy some bottles to see how it progresses.

    We love this brew and hope you enjoy!

    $7/bottle
    Limit 4 per person

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  • 3rd Annual Upslope Get Down!

    3rd Annual Upslope Get Down!

    Craft Beer

    Spring is upon us and so is festival season, plus American Craft Beer Week is May 16-22, so we thought we'd do a lil celebrating by throwing our own music festival right here at our Flatiron Park brewery!

    Join us for the Upslope Get Down, a FREE music fest presented byFlatirons Subaru with beer and food on Saturday, May 21st from 1:00-10:00 pm.

    We're taking over the back parking lot of our Flatiron Park brewery to bring you 13 bands on 3 stages for continuous music all day long + Upslope brews and food by local food trucks. Who's comin' with us?!

    EVENT BENEFICIARY // Upslope is honored to partner with Colorado-based nonprofit organization, UpaDowna, a nonprofit providing access to outdoor adventures for all, as this year's event beneficiary with a portion of profits donated to their cause!

    ↠ KIDS ZONE ↞ The whole family can Get Down!

    Avid4 Adventure will be on site with a rock wall for the little ones and info on their summer kid's camps (1-5 pm).

    ***21+ event; however, we're family friendly! Anyone under 21 MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Also, we love pets, but please leave your four-legged friends at home.***

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    CHECK OUT THE LINEUP:
    *Visit www.upslopegetdown.com for the music schedule*
    Eminence Ensemble
    Freekbass
    Lady and The Gentlemen
    Gipsy Moon
    Zee Jackson 4
    MOONTANG
    Punch Drunk Munky Funk
    Booster
    Steepland String Band
    Realtalk Music
    Reckon
    K-Law
    Zen Mustache

    Mark your calendars, and come Get Down with Upslope! More info & ticket options available at www.upslopegetdown.com

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    UPGRADE TO VIP!

    Like all you can drink, exclusive specialty brews, grub by Moe's Original BBQ-Boulder, premium viewing, your own souvenir pint glass, & private bathrooms? THEN UPGRADE TO THE MOE'S ORIGINAL BBQ VIP TENT!

    TICKET OPTIONS:

    ↠ VIP Package: $55 (until April 30th when the price goes up)https://nightout.com/events/the-upslope-get-down/tickets

    ↠ Beer Package: Advance Purchase: $15 (4 beers for the price of 3)

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    THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
    Flatirons Subaru
    Eco-Products
    Eco-Cycle
    Zeal Optics
    KRAVE JERKY
    Colorado Ski Chairs
    I GET DOWN Clothing & Apparel
    The Marquee
    Elevation Outdoors Magazine
    Boulder Weekly
    Denver Westword
    PepPod
    Gociety
    The ShutterBus VW Photo Booth Bus
    Illegal Pete's
    Omni Promotional
    TBA Communications

    Kid's Zone Sponsor: Avid4 Adventure

    Cheers!

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  • Shmaltz Brewing Celebrates ACBW with “Goliaths of Shmaltz and a Slingshot Too” Nationwide Events!

    Shmaltz Brewing Celebrates ACBW with “Goliaths of Shmaltz and a Slingshot Too” Nationwide Events!

    Craft Beer

    Shmaltz Brewing Celebrates American Craft Beer Week 2016
    with Goliaths of Shmaltz and a Slingshot Too!

    Now brewing exclusively in Clifton Park, NY — Friday, May 13, 2016 — Shmaltz Brewing Company has a long history of blurring the boundaries of beer styles, and brewing and barrel-aging giant creative beers with unique ingredients and innovative brewing processes. Unlike any American beers brewed before the extreme beer movement, Shmaltz's Goliaths are bold, inventive giants. Shmaltz loves the motto, go big or go home. In celebration of the brewery's 20th Anniversary, Shmaltz sets up Tap Takeovers across the country for American Craft Beer Week 2016 (May 16 – 22) featuring their biggest beers alongside its American craft lager, Slingshot®. Shmaltz hoists a tribute to the glory of the underdog and the strength of their Giants!

    Occurring next week for American Craft Beer Week, the Goliaths of Shmaltz and a Slingshot Too brings the following beers (and a couple additional Shmaltz offerings) to select bars in New York, Texas, California, Ohio, South Carolina, Kansas, and Indiana. Shmaltz also highlights beers from its summer 12-pack, Hops In He'brew Variety Pack®.

    Funky Jewbelation® (9.4% ABV)
    An expert mashup of eight ales and lagers aged in bourbon and rye whiskey barrels from Buffalo Trace, Heaven Hill, Willett, Redemption, Jack Daniels, and Sazerac. Funky Jewbelation® won a Silver Medal at the World Beer Cup.

    R.I.P.A. on Rye® (10% ABV)
    Shmaltz aged its trademark Rye Double IPA, Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.®, in Jim Beam Rye Whiskey Barrels. Only 700 cases are available nationwide of this barrel-aged beauty.

    She'brew Beer — Triple IPA® (11% ABV)
    Hand crafted by the women & female friends (& a few dudes too) of Shmaltz with a seductive blend of Calypso, Citra, Crystal and Amarillo hops and shining bright at 11% ABV, She'brew will satisfy your desires for a truly glittering and glorious triple IPA. She'brew was brewed in celebration of International Women's Collaboration Brew Day.

    Barrel Aged Bock Bock® (9.4% ABV)
    A burly Imperial American Bock aged many months in Jim Beam, Heaven Hill and Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. Brewed with oatmeal and rye, and emerging from the barrel softened and silky, Bock Bock® is rare, special and sure to be highly coveted.

    Slingshot American Craft Lager® (5.3% ABV)
    A classic American Craft Lager thoughtfully created to stand up to the big beer Goliaths of the world. Boasting a bright, citrusy hop aroma, supported by touches of wheat and rye, Slingshot is guaranteed to hit the craft beer bullseye every time.

    Hops In He'brew Variety Pack®
    Kickstart your summer with a refreshing variety pack, filled with equal parts of Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale® (Silver Medal, World Beer Championships), Hop Manna IPA® (95 Rating, Ratebeer.com and Gold Medal, World Beer Championships), Shmaltz's latest addition to the year-round line-up, Slingshot American Craft Lager® (97 Rating, RateBeer.com), and the new Wishbone Session Double IPA®.

    Goliaths of Shmaltz — American Craft Beer Week 2016 — Nationwide Events

    *Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ Big D. Barbecue (226 N. Walnut Creek Dr, Mansfield, TX, 8-9pm): Shmaltz will host a beer dinner at Big D Barbecue in Mansfield, TX featuring the Goliaths of Shmaltz. Get your tickets at Big D. Barbeque or email info@bigdbarbecue.com

    *Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ Clarks Ale House (100 E. Washington St. Syracuse, NY, 6-8pm): Shmaltz will participate in a panel discussion and beer tasting featuring She'brew Triple IPA®. The event, sponsored by Syracuse Women of Craft Beer, will feature Women in the beer industry.

    *Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ Pony Bar (1444 1st Ave, New York, NY, 6-9pm): The Goliaths of Shmaltz…And a Slingshot Too. Shmaltz Proprietor Jeremy Cowan will take over the taps at Pony Bar featuring Slingshot American Craft Lager®, Hop Manna IPA®, Messiah Nut Brown Ale®, Brewers Wanted Pale Ale®, NYS Pale Ale®, Bock Bock®, R.I.P.A. on Rye®, Funky Jewbelation®, She'brew Triple IPA®, Jewbelation 19®, Wishbone Session Double IPA®, and a pre-release cask the of MASSIVE Genesis 20:20® (20th anniversary barleywine with toasted coconut and vanilla bean).

    *Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ Fingerlakes on Tap (35 Fennell St. Skaneateles, NY, 6-8pm): Goliath of Shmaltz and a Slingshot Too featuring Slingshot American Craft Lager® and R.I.P.A. on Rye®.

    *Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ Craft Tap House (3320 Truxtun Ave #150, Bakersfield, CA 5 – close): Keep the Pint Night at Craft Tap House. Treat yourself to a Slingshot American Craft Lager® or Hop Manna IPA, and go home with your very own Shmaltz pint!

    *Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ Boston's Bistro & Pub (7500 N Main Street, Dayton, OH, 8pm – 1am): Shmaltz features Slingshot®, Hop Manna IPA®, Bock Bock® and a few others. Boston's Bistro & Pub hosts their trivia night and their Chicago tummler will be in town to host Mel Brooks Movie Trivia night. The winner will receive a grand prize of the Mel Brooks DVD Box Set.

    *Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ Dive ‘n' Boar (2541 N Pleasantburg D, Greenville SC, 8-10pm): Mel Brooks Trivia Night featuring Hop Manna IPA®, Messiah Nut Brown Ale®, plenty of shtick and prizes.

    *Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ Pouring Glory (1001 Bryan Ave, Fort Worth, TX, 7-10pm): Fill a Growler with the Goliaths of Shmaltz at Pouring Glory.

    *Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ Clarks Ale House (100 E Washington Street, Syracuse, NY, 5-8pm): Bock Bock® Launch at Unholy Trinity featuring Bock Bock®, St. Lenny's®, Messiah Nut Brown Ale®, R.I.P.A. on Rye®.

    *Friday, May 20, 2016 @ Total Wine and More (5200 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX, 1-5pm): Total Wine Beer Fest.

    *Friday, May 20, 2016 @ Public at the Brickyard (129 North Rock Island Road, Wichita, KS, 7 – 10pm): The Goliaths of Shmaltz and a Slingshot Too. Shmaltz will pour Jewbelation 19®, Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA®, R.I.P.A. on Rye®, Funky Jewbelation®, Hop Manna IPA®, and Slingshot American Craft Lager®.

    *Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ Indy Brew Fest at Military Park (601 West New York St. Indianapolis, IN, 3 – 6:30pm): Shmaltz will pour the Goliaths of Shmaltz and a Slingshot Too at Indy Brew Festival! Featuring Slingshot American Craft Lager®, Hop Manna IPA®, and Bock Bock®.

    *Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ San Francisco International Beer Fest at Fort Mason Center (2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA, 7 – 10pm): Shmaltz will pour the Goliaths of Shmaltz.

    *Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ Midwest Beer Fest (Century II, Dr, Wichita, KS, 1 – 4pm): Shmaltz will pour the Goliaths of Shmaltz. Featuring Hop Manna IPA®, Slingshot American Craft Lager®, Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.®, Bock Bock® and She'brew — Triple IPA®.

    About Shmaltz Brewing Company
    Ranked in 2013 as one of the “Top 100 Brewers in the World” by RateBeer.com, Shmaltz won 9 Gold and 5 Silver Medals in the World Beer Championships in 2012. A recipient of the “Distinguished Business Award” by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Shmaltz was also included in the “Top 50 Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies” by San Francisco Business Times.

    Founder and owner Jeremy Cowan established the company in San Francisco in 1996 with the first 100 cases of He'brew Beer® hand bottled and delivered throughout the Bay Area in his Grandmother's Volvo. He'brew® now sells across 35 states, through 40 wholesalers and nearly 5,000 retailers. In 2007, Shmaltz released a new line of craft brewed lagers under the Coney Island® banner. The Coney Island brand was recently acquired by Alchemy and Science, a craft beer incubator, owned by Boston Beer (Sam Adams).

    After 17 years of being an outspoken cheerleader for contract brewing, Shmaltz recently broke with tradition and opened its own New York State production brewery in Clifton Park, NY, 10 minutes north of Albany's capital district. Shmaltz's new home boasts a 50-barrel brewhouse with 20,000 barrels of annual capacity. The new brewery packages 12 and 22 ounce bottles and kegs of their diverse core and seasonal favorites, and hosts fans and beer tourists in their new tasting room for tours, barrel-aged previews, and special releases.

    In 2010/11, Cowan published his small business memoir, Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah: How It Took 13 Years, Extreme Jewish Brewing, and Circus Sideshow Freaks to Make Shmaltz Brewing Company an International Success. A free sampling of Chapter One and suggested beer pairings, can be viewed at www.craftbeerbarmitzvah.com. In 2012, Cowan spearheaded the creation of the non-profit New York City Brewers Guild (which manages NYC Beer Week) and served as its Founding President.

    Cowan also has presented at the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference, as well as previous Great American Beer Festivals, BevNet's Brewbound conference, Beer Advocate's Extreme Beer Festival, the Atlanta and the St. Louis Jewish Book Fairs, and the San Francisco and New York Jewish Museums.

    Shmaltz Brewing beers have appeared in such distinguished media outlets as The New York Times, CNN Headline News, Beer Advocate Magazine, NPR's “Weekend Edition,” USA Today, Fox Business News, Men's Health, San Francisco Chronicle, The Jerusalem Report, New York Jewish Week, and Washington Post.

    For more information, please visit:
    www.shmaltzbrewing.com

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  • Kick Off the Summer and Celebrate American Craft Beer Week with Upslope Brewing Co

    Kick Off the Summer and Celebrate American Craft Beer Week with Upslope Brewing Co

    Craft Beer

    Enjoy Upslope's summer seasonal, Thai Style White IPA, for the first time this year at their 3rd Annual Upslope Get Down Music Festival

    BOULDER, Colo. (May 18, 2016) — Upslope Brewing Company, the nationally-decorated Boulder-based craft brewery, is reinstating its summer Limited Release beer, the Thai Style White IPA, this week for American Craft Beer Week. The seasonal brew has developed into a customer favorite and will be available to the public starting this Wednesday at both Upslope tap rooms in addition to the 3rd Annual Upslope Get Down Music Festival on May 21.

    The Thai Style White IPA is hopped as a citrusy American IPA, yet fermented with Belgian Wit yeast. Adding seven different spices including coriander, Thai basil, lemongrass, and ginger, forms an unexpected beer and a signature Upslope flavor profile.

    “This beer was developed from a collaborative discussion around a dinner table with Denver's Euclid Hall and Kitchen,” says Upslope Founder, Matt Cutter. “There was a collective desire to craft a beer to capture the aroma and spiciness that usually accompanies Thai cuisine. We had a great time developing the beer, and through countless iterations, landed on the final product: a white IPA like no other.”

    The Thai Style White IPA is making its big summer splash at the 3rd Annual Upslope Get Down Music Festival on Saturday, May 21 at the Flatiron Park brewery. The family-friendly Upslope Get Down, presented by Flatirons Subaru, is a free music festival with Upslope beer, local food trucks, live art, games, a Kid's Zone from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and more! The music will be jamming all day with 13 bands performing on three different stages. A portion of the proceeds from the Get Down will benefit UpaDowna, a Colorado non-profit that empowers individuals and healthy community development by providing access to outdoor adventure for all.

    WHEN: Saturday, May 21st, 2016
    WHERE: Upslope Flatiron Park Brewery, 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO 80301
    TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    MUSIC LINEUP: Eminence Ensemble, Freekbass, Lady and the Gentlemen, Gipsy Moon, Zee Jackson 4, and more!
    ADMISSION: Free, VIP tickets available for Moe's Original BBQ Tent complete with all you can drink and specialty beer styles exclusive to the VIP Tent.

    About Upslope Brewing Co
    Boulder-based Upslope Brewing Company is the creator of premium ales and lagers that are artfully crafted using natural ingredients. Packaged in aluminum cans for exceptional portability and because it's best for the environment, Upslope complements the outdoor lifestyle and caters to the on-the-go beer enthusiast. The five flagship beers include: Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Craft Lager and Imperial India Pale Ale. Additional installments are offered in a Limited Release Series, the Lee Hill Series and the Tap Room Series. In an ongoing effort to protect watersheds nationwide, and the key ingredient in Upslope ales and lagers, one percent of Upslope Craft Lager can sales benefits local Trout Unlimited chapters in the state in which the beer is purchased. Learn more about Upslope at www.upslopebrewing.com.

    For media inquiries, please contact:
    Alison Nestel-Patt
    970-963-4873×138
    Alison.Nestel-Patt@backbonemedia.net

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