Bonfire Brewing is excited to debut its classic Kindler Pale Ale recipe with refreshed label artwork. Kindler is the second of Bonfire’s cans to get a new look (Demshitz Brown Ale was the first), with new Firestarter IPA, Brush Creek Blonde Ale, and WtFO Double IPA cans coming in early 2018.
The new Bonfire cans, which feature an adventurer and her pup, were designed by Heather Neale and Riley Cran under the leadership of Bonfire Brewing’s Co-Owner and Art Director Amanda Jessen. “Bonfire beers have proven to be the perfect accompaniment to the adventurous lifestyle that we are so fortunate to experience here in Eagle,” Amanda says. “Whether it’s a summer hike with a four-legged friend or campfire beers after a day on the river, each of our new can designs offers a glimpse into our story, which is both quintessentially Colorado and uniquely Bonfire.”
Bonfire’s design team draws inspiration from its mountain surroundings for its beer names. Kindler was originally brewed in the spring to coincide with the Eagle Valley-wide re-kindling of a desire to get back out on the trails and into the water. Its popularity has since transformed it into a year-round flagship. Kindler is a traditional American Pale featuring Mosaic and Simcoe hops, deliberately designed to impart a more refreshing than bitter hop character. Undergoing seven hop additions to bring it close to the top of the pale ale scale at 42 IBUs, the Kindler has a distinctly fruity hop aroma and finish.
New Kindler cans are now available at Bonfire Brewing in Eagle, and at liquor stores across Colorado.
The Bonfire Brewing Demshitz American Brown Ale was the first of the Bonfire cans that Amanda and her team refreshed. The new artwork depicts a post-kayak trip van camping scene, featuring a bright orange bonfire, and paying homage to the Demshitz paddling lifestyle.
“Bonfire is all about keeping things fresh for 2018 and beyond, so all cans will eventually have a new look, with each can telling a piece of our ‘Bonfire lifestyle’ story,” Amanda says.
For more information about Bonfire Brewing, contact Emily Hutto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT BONFIRE BREWING
Craft enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers gather around Bonfire Brewing in Eagle, Colorado, where the beers are driven by quality, curiosity, and community. Launched in 2010, Bonfire is steered by husband-and-wife owners Andy and Amanda Jessen as they continue on their path of sustainable growth. Cans of Bonfire’s year-round beers are available in liquor stores and restaurants across Colorado. Gather ‘round Bonfire online at facebook.com/bonfirebrewing while the new bonfirebrewing.com is under construction.
Anheuser-Busch to Launch Barley into Space as Part of Budweiser on Mars Initiative
Budweiser is upholding its commitment to be the first beer on Mars by confirming upcoming experiments on the International Space Station with plans to send and study barley – one of its key ingredients – into space in early December. The reason? Earlier this year at the South by Southwest conference, Budweiser announced its goal to be the first beer on Mars – offering a colonized red planet the same enjoyments provided here on earth, including fresh beer! And while socializing on Mars might be in the near-distant future, Budweiser is taking steps now to better understand how its ingredients react in microgravity environments so that when we get to Mars, Budweiser will be there.
Budweiser Takes Next Step to Be the First Beer on MarsBarley seeds, a key ingredient in Budweiser’s recipe, will be sent to space and reside on the International Space Station to see how they react in a microgravity environment.As shown here, the barley seeds will be placed in Space Tango CubeLabs™, shoebox-sized facilities that host small-scale experiments, on SpaceX’s CRS-13 mission. The seeds will be in orbit for approximately 30 days, before being brought back down to earth for Budweiser’s innovation team to analyze.The barley seeds will live and grow within a Space Tango CubeLab™, a shoebox-sized facility that hosts small-scale experiments. These experiments on the International Space Station are the first of many steps Budweiser will take to reach its larger goal of creating a microgravity beer for Mars.Budweiser Takes Next Step to Be the First Beer on Mars.
To kick-start its research on microgravity beer, Budweiser is partnering with experts in the field, including CASIS* who manages the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, and Space Tango, a payload development company that operates two commercial research facilities within the National Lab. Together the group, along with Budweiser’s innovation team, will initiate two barley experiments via SpaceX’s upcoming cargo supply mission, scheduled to launch on December 4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Once on the International Space Station, Budweiser’s barley will stay in orbit for approximately one month before coming down to be analyzed.
“Budweiser is always pushing the boundaries of innovation and we are inspired by the collective American Dream to get to Mars,” said Ricardo Marques, vice president, Budweiser. “We are excited to begin our research to brew beer for the red planet.”
Budweiser’s innovation team selected barley, one of its core ingredients, to be the focus of the first two experiments in space. Malting barley is a process that results in the high-quality malt used in the Budweiser enjoyed today and the research on the International Space Station will unveil how the barley seeds react in a unique microgravity environment. One of the experiments will focus on barley seed exposure with the second testing barley germination. Not only will the research offer insights on steps to creating beer on the Red Planet, but it could also provide valuable information on the production of barley and the larger agricultural community here on earth.
Scheduled to launch on Monday, December 4, twenty Budweiser barley seeds will be sent to the International Space Station, packaged in two Space Tango CubeLabs™ on SpaceX’s CRS-13 mission. The seedlings will be in orbit for approximately 30 days, before being brought back down to earth for Budweiser’s innovation team to analyze – setting the foundation and blueprint for Budweiser’s next move in brewing the beer of the future.
For more information, check out Budweiser on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. To learn more about CASIS visit www.iss-casis.org and to view the rocket launch live on December 4, visit www.SpaceX.com.
*CASIS stands for Center for Advancement of Science in Space, a non-profit, non-government organization that acts as the manager of the research facility on the International Space Station, with a focus on enabling a new era of space research to improve life on Earth.
Budweiser, an American-style lager, was introduced in 1876 when company founder Adolphus Busch set out to create the United States’ first truly national beer brand – brewed to be universally popular and transcend regional tastes. Each batch of Budweiser stays true to the same family recipe used by five generations of Busch family brewmasters. Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavorful, crisp and pure beer with blended layers of premium American and European hop aromas, brewed for the perfect balance of flavor and refreshment. Budweiser is made using time-honored methods including “kraeusening” for natural carbonation and Beechwood aging, which results in unparalleled balance and character.
Imperial Stout Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Barrels
The latest in the City Star Zoller Barrel Aged Series will be released in the City Star taproom on Saturday, October 21st, Outlaw. The 2017 vintage of this imperial stout was aged 14-18 months in Kentucky bourbon whiskey oak barrels and weighs in at 12.75% abv. Flavors of rich chocolate, toffee, dark dried fruit, oak, vanilla and of course American whiskey. A rich and creamy mouthfeel leaves you lingering for another pour.
“This is a very special release for us. Though we began barrel aging beer in 2012, our 2015 vintage of Outlaw was our first bottling of any kind at City Star. It is exciting to see where City Star was at the time of our 2015 release in comparison to this release, as it coincides with the opening of our long awaited beer garden and Zoller Barrel House.” – co-owner Whitney Way.
Bottles will be available for sale at $18/22oz bottle, AND Outlaw will be on draft for sampling. Each bottle is dipped in wax and hand stamped with the City Star Brewing seal.
Spice Trade Brewing Debuts Cans of Chai Milk Stout and Sun Temple IPA
Announces Production Facility and New Brewpub in Planning
Brand new cans of Spice Trade Brewing’s Chai Milk Stout and Sun Temple IPA are now available at liquor stores and bars across Denver’s metro area. With their debut comes the announcement of the brewery’s production facility and new brewpub in planning, slated for completion in 2018.
Chai Milk Stout epitomizes Spice Trade’s culinary and cultural style of brewing. This beer, awarded a silver medal at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival® in the Herb and Spice Beer category, is brewed with a secret family recipe blend of chai spices made in-house at Yak & Yeti Restaurants. The result is a chocolate and roast-forward stout that’s bursting with fresh chai tea aroma and flavor.
The Sun Temple IPA is the newest addition to Spice Trade’s core beer lineup. It’s a classic example of a juicy, hazy New England-style IPA fermented with a yeast strain that has evolved in Northern Vermont breweries. This IPA explodes with mango, peach, and citrus flavors but still finishes smooth and dry.
Spice Trade Brewing has acquired a 15 barrel brewhouse for the brewery’s new production facility (location TBD) that will set up shop in a separate location from the Yak & Yeti restaurant in Arvada. Plans also include a communal tasting room and beer garden, and a full kitchen to serve eclectic street food from around the world. Spice Trade’s beers will continue to fill the taps at all three of Yak & Yeti’s restaurant locations.
For more information about Spice Trade Brewing’s new cans or production facility, or with any other media inquiries, contact Emily Hutto at email@example.com.
ABOUT SPICE TRADE BREWING CO.
Spice Trade Brewing Co. produces unique beer styles inspired by culinary ingredients and traditions from around the world. Formerly Yak & Yeti Brewpub, Spice Trade is now a stand-alone brewery operating out of Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Arvada, Colorado under the direction of Head Brewer Jeff Tyler who joined the company in summer 2016. The brewery hand-crafts a wide variety of beer in small batches on a 7 barrel brewhouse with a focus on high quality, ingredient centered beer. Find Spice Trade online at spicetradebrewing.com.
The Hop Head’s Guide to GABF Events
Sunday, October 1st
Monday, October 2nd
Tap Takeover: Our Mutual Friend Brewing and Wiley Roots Brewing @ Kline’s Beer Hall
GABF Week – Sour Monday @ Freshcraft
GABF Release: Nightmare on Brett Marionberry @ Crooked Stave
Welcome Toppling Goliath To Colorado @ Tap and Handle (Fort Collins)
GABF One Night Stand @ The Mayor of Old Town (Fort Collins)
Tuesday, October 3rd
Paramount Cafe Beer Festival @ Paramount Cafe
Love you Long time GABF tap takeover @ Southside Bar & Kitchen
Beers Made By Walking @ Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Snag the Swag Night – Gold Wrap Rare Trait Glass @ Cerebral Brewing
Rust Belt Tap Takeover @ Cedar Creek Pub
Thirst’s Tour Of Colorado @ Tap Fourteen
GABF Week – Local Showcase Tuesday @ Freshcraft
Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Mead Street Station
Wednesday, October 4th
Neature Walk Can Release at Wiley Roots @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company
GABF Week Exclusive Bottle Releases! @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company
GABF Release Week // Mexican Chocolate Stout Variations @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company
A Night with Rare Barrel @ The Hop Grenade Taproom (Fort Collins)
Dogfish Heah Happy Hour with Sam Calagione GABF @ Avanti F&B
Colorado Invitational: GABF Kickoff Party – 2017 @ New Image Brewing Company
Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Denver Biscuit Company
Great American Beer Festival Kick Off Party! @ CHUBurger RiNo
What the Funk!? Invitational 2017 *SOLD OUT* @ The Studios at Overland Crossing
Thursday, October 5th
Beer Hall Brawl ft. Melvin & Bierstadt @ Rackhouse Pub
Hops and Sours @ Cheba Hut (Denver)
GABF Release Week // Barrel Aged Day @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company
2nd Annual F@#*ing CTA Catalina Wine Mixer @ Call to Arms Brewing Company
Barrel Aged Golden Sour Ale w/ Muscat Grapes Bottle Release! @ Mockery Brewing
Wibby Brewing: Slam Dunkel Contest @ Lucky Pie (Denver)
Friday, October 6th
GABF Week: Station 26 & Indeed Brewing @ Freshcraft
The GABF LAuGhER @ Rackhouse Pub
Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Cheba Hut (Denver)
Saturday, October 7th
Even the Losers Pity Party @ Call to Arms Brewing Company
GABF Release Week // Coconut Snowed In @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Tap Fourteen
Amalgam Brewing launches their first sour beer to the public on September 9th. Ascension is a Gold- en Sour Ale which was fermented and aged in neutral and freshly emptied chardonnay barrels.
“We feel Ascension is the perfect beer to showcase our house culture. The interplay between the oak/ chardonnay, stone fruit and sharp acidity with a dry finish is a pro- file we can’t get enough of”… “look for this culture to be a consistent presence in future releases.” Co-Owner Eric Schmidt
Ascension will only be available on Saturday, September 9th at Small Batch Liquors (4340 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212) as part of Amalgam’s Gypsy Bottle Release project. Sales start at 11am. 375 ml bottle / $12.99 (+tax). Limit 6 bottles per person. 550 bot- tles will be available. Any remaining bottles will be held for special events.
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Great Divide Brewing is creating a new beer with chart topping musician GRiZ. Called Chasing the Golden Hour, the beer pays homage to GRiZ’s Mixtape which bears the same name. Both the music and beer are meant to capture the carefree good vibes during a sunset on a perfect summer evening.
“We don’t make beer for people to drink in glass boxes, we make great beer for people to share with friends and build community,” said Shannon Berner, marketing manager at Great Divide Brewing. “This collaboration is a way to showcase our beer and GRiZ’s music together in an engaging way that resonates with our current fans while hopefully reaching some new ones.”
The collaboration was both creative and fun. GRiZ himself participated in most aspects of the process from selecting style to designing the crowler.
At 7.3 percent ABV, Chasing the Golden Hour has copious amounts of fresh, locally grown, Colorado peaches that accentuate the fruity notes from Great Divide’s four yeast Colette blend. While the fresh peach character is huge, the complexity of Colette provides a solid backbone and the beer finishes with the dryness you would expect from the original farmhouse ale. Just as complex and refreshing as the original, it’s perfect for chasing The Golden Hour.
“I wanted to help create a beer that was easy to drink and delicious. A beer you could bust out while watching a beautiful sunset and it would really fit the vibe. Great Divide understood that vision and was the perfect partner for Chasing The Golden Hour Ale,” said GRiZ.
As for the beer, on August 30th, Chasing the Golden Hour will be available at the Great Divide Tap Room and Barrel Bar. The beer will also be on tap at the Gothic Theater, Larimer Lounge, and the Ogden Theater, where GRiZ will perform a sold out live rehearsal on August 31st. GRiZ’s show at Red Rocks on September 1st and 2nd is sold out.
About Great Divide Brewing Company
Founded by Brian Dunn in 1994, Denver-based Great Divide Brewing Company has landed an impressive amount of acclaim, earning 18 Great American Beer Festival medals, five World Beer Cup Awards and 14 spots on BeerAdvocate’s “Top Rated Beers: Colorado” (2015). RateBeer.com named Great Divide among the “Top Brewers In the World” (2014), and “Top Brewer in Colorado” (2013) and 12th on their list of “Best Brewers In The World” (2013). At Great Divide, Bold Character is not just a catchphrase. It is the philosophy behind what they brew, how they think and what they believe. For more information visit www.greatdivide.com.
Grant Kwiecinski, otherwise known as GRiZ, is a saxophone playing electronic music producer who hails from Michigan and is well known for his talents in writing funk and soul-influenced dance music. GRiZ began playing saxophone in elementary school and later began to produce his own music digitally. He attended Michigan State University for a period of time before dropping out to pursue his music career full-time. He first rose to fame after the release of his debut album, End Of The World Party, in 2011. Soon enough he was being asked to support pioneers such as Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, and Big Gigantic. GRiZ now has five albums under his belt; Mad Liberation in 2012, Rebel Era in 2013, Say It Loud in 2015, Good Will Prevail in 2016, and just recently he released his remix album, Good Will Continue, in 2017 which he will tour beginning in October. GRiZ has previously traveled the globe, performing at some of the largest music festivals such as Electric Zoo, Electric Forest, HARD Summer LA, TomorrowWorld, Decadence, and Lollapalooza. For more information visit http://www.mynameisgriz.com.
Another new Bell’s beer will make its way to a larger audience soon.
Larry’s Latest Sour Ale (5% ABV) will be packaged in 16 oz. cans (packaged in 4-packs), in kegs and in 12 oz. bottles (both 6-packs and 12-packs) for release in February.
Dry-hopped and kettle soured, Larry’s Latest Sour Ale offers a refreshing citrus tartness combined with incredible tropical aromas. This experimental beer combines the tartness you get from kettle soured beers like Oarsman Ale with aromatic hops varietals like Mosaic, Citra, Galaxy, El Dorado and more.
It is a nod to the spirit of innovation and experimentation that Larry Bell, Bell’s Brewery founder and president, started in 1985.
“This beer is part of a long tradition of experimentation that those who visit our pub are more familiar with,” Laura Bell, CEO of Bell’s Brewery, said.
“The Eccentric Café’s Draught Board is used often to try out new ingredients and new beers. This is really the step in between creating something new and then giving it a formal name.”
“A lot of other Bell’s beers have followed this same path. Roundhouse, Quinannan Falls and even Two Hearted and Hopslam got their start as small trial batches that all went on to have their own place in our regular release calendar,” she added.
“It is a unique opportunity to give fans unique insight into where we are headed next and introduce more to the continued experimentation that has always been a part of who we are.”
As part of Bell’s seasonal release calendar in 2018, along with Oberon, Best Brown and Winter White, Larry’s Latest Sour Ale will stand-in for Smitten Golden Rye Ale.
“Smitten isn’t going away forever and may eventually find another home in our release calendar,” Bell said.
Larry’s Latest Sour Ale will be available in all states Bell’s distributes to, but will be limited.
Bell’s announced in late June that Arabicadabra, a brand new coffee milk stout, will start shipping this October in 12 oz. bottles (packaged in 6-packs and kegs). That beer also started as a Larry’s Latest trial batch.
For more information and for updates, keep an eye on Bell’s website, bellsbeer.com, or join them on social media.
ABOUT BELL’S BREWERY, INC.
Bell’s Brewery, Inc. began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, we’ve grown into a regional craft brewery that employs more than 500 people over a 31 state area, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers that started in 1985 is still with us today. We currently brew over 20 beers for distribution as well as many other small batch beers that are served at our pub in Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Cafe. Our ongoing goal is to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. 100% family-owned and independent, we strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and lagers. For more information, please visit bellsbeer.com.
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