Lompoc Brewing to release seven festive beers this holiday season

Lompoc Brewing has announced the upcoming release of seven holiday beers on draft for this season. The beers will be released on Monday, Nov. 27 from 4pm to 11pm at Lompoc Sidebar, 3901 N Williams Ave. The beers will be available on tap at all other Lompoc pubs on Nov. 28. C-Sons Greetings will be Lompoc’s only holiday beer available both on draft and in bottles. This year’s lineup includes old favorites alongside some new recipes, including:

Blitzen: A bright straw colored holiday favorite that’s dry hopped with Mandarina Bavaria hops, soursop puree and coriander. The hops and soursop combine for a citrusy aroma and flavor while the coriander gives a slight spice at the back end. 4.6% ABV

Brewdolph: A Belgian style red ale that features a malty and creamy body. Brewed with the Belgian Ardennes yeast strain, it boasts a mild fruitiness and a spicy clove character. 7.7% ABV

C-Sons Greetings Double IPA: A deep copper colored ale brewed and dry-hopped with all seven “C” hops for a piney, citrusy, floral and resinous aroma. Offers a full hop flavor with a rich caramel malt finish and an endless developing hop presence. 8% ABV

Lump of Coal: An Imperial porter fermented with and aged on sour cherries for six weeks in a stainless steel tank. Notes of chocolate and cherries permeate with hints of tobacco and leather leaving a tangy finish on the palate. 8% ABV

Old Tavern Rat 2016: A dark amber colored barleywine that was aged for a year prior to its release. It has a strong bitterness that is balanced with the sweetness of caramel and toffee flavors. 9.4% ABV

Port Barrel Aged Old Tavern Rat 2016: A dark amber colored barleywine that was aged in Maryhill Winery Port barrels for eight months. It has notes of oak, toasted raisin bread and dark cherry followed by blackberry and caramel. 9.4% ABV

Top Shelf, Old Sport: A Holiday Ale Festival exclusive! One sip of this rich, malty Belgian style dubbel and you’ll find yourself transported to a padded Corinthian leather chair by a fireplace, perhaps discussing the day’s business with your fellow club members. Quaffing from a snifter of this dark brown ale, you’ll reminisce of Victorian-era aristocracy while enjoying strong notes of caramel, raisins, prunes, dates and oak. Aged for eight months in Maryhill Winery Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, the complex and robust yet delicate flavors of this ale compel you to take a sip, then nod and proclaim to your nearest chum, “Top shelf, old sport!” 7% ABV
 
About Lompoc Brewing
Lompoc (pronounced Lom-Pock) creates eight flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in bottles, cans and on draft at locations throughout Oregon and Washington, and at its five Portland neighborhood pubs: Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, Hedge House and Oaks Bottom in Southeast, and the Lompoc Tavern in Northwest. Proudly brewed in #LompocOregon, a state of mind. For more information, visit LompocBrewing.com and get social @LompocBeer.

Holiday Ale Festival

Tis the Season: 22nd annual Holiday Ale Festival starts in two weeks

Holiday Ale FestivalPORTLAND, Ore. –  It’s the most wonderful time of the year for winter beer lovers: the 22nd annual Holiday Ale Festival will take place Nov. 29 through Dec. 3 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW Sixth Ave., in Portland. The Northwest’s only outdoor winter beer festival – which is tented and heated – will feature 55 craft beers, ciders and meads in the main lineup, all of which are made or blended specifically for the event. Event hours are 11am to 9:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 11am to 5pm Sunday.

In addition, the festival will also feature a number of Meet the Brewer events, dozens of specialty and rare beer tappings, cheese and beer pairings, and food vendors. The Holiday Ale Festival is regarded as presenting one of best lineups of winter beers and ciders anywhere in the nation. The event is for ages 21 and over.

What makes this festival standout from other similar events is the selection: the festival works with every brewery involved to make sure they send a product that has either been made or blended specifically for the event, or is a rare or vintage beer or cider that isn’t commonly tapped in the state. View the 2017 participant and product list at HolidayAle.com, and download a detailed spreadsheet on Google Drive.

Despite being held outdoors during one of the coldest months of the year, more than 14,000 festival attendees stay dry throughout the five-day festival under clear-topped tents warmed by gas heaters. An elaborate scaffolding design creates a second level for the venue, dubbed the Sky Bar, which serves additional taps and provides ample elbow room for attendees to relax, spread out and even peek at the revelers below.

To enter and consume beer, the purchase of an entry package is required. Advance general admission costs $35 and includes the 2017 tasting glass – a flexible BPA & BPS-free polymer “glass” – and 14 taster tickets, plus expedited entry all five days with the print at home ticket. General admission at the door is the same price, but includes only 12 tickets and no expedited entry. Advance VIP packages cost $100 and include the tasting glass, 30 taster tickets, special VIP beer lines with little to no waiting, exclusive VIP only vintage beers, bottled water, and express entry all five days. VIP tickets are limited to 250 and are not available at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.holidayale.com.

Once inside the festival, most full pours costs four tickets, and a taster costs one ticket. Certain limited release and special tappings may not be available in full pours, or may cost extra tickets. Additional taster tickets can be purchased for $1 apiece. Previous years’ mugs or glasses will not be filled. Express re-entry requires a wristband and the 2017 tasting glass, and is subject to the festival’s capacity.

Designated drivers in a party of two or more may purchase a designated driver wristband for $10, which includes Crater Lake Soda or bottled water for the duration of the stay. Lyft is also offering new users a discount off three rides via the code HOLIDAYALE17. The Oregon Lottery will be onsite with its popular holiday photo booth.

 

One hundred percent of the money raised by the DD program, as well as from the onsite coat and bag check and the Crater Lake Soda Garden, is donated to the Children’s Cancer Association MyMusicRx Program, which delivers the healing power of music to the bedsides of children and teens facing cancer and other serious illnesses.

For more information, visit HolidayAle.com and follow the event @HolidayAleFest on social media, hashtag #HolidayAle. High resolution photos available by request.

Station 26 Black Friday

Station 26 Brewing Co. Black Friday Invitational Pour List

Station 26 Brewing Co. has finalized the pour list for its upcoming event, the inaugural Black Friday Invitational.

Station 26 Black Friday 

In past years Station 26 has released its famed Dark Star Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout the day after Thanksgiving. This year the tradition has expanded to include ten variants of this sought-after Stout, as well as beers from other breweries.

Here is the Dark Star variant list—

Almond Joy: toasted coconut, cacao nibs, toasted almond

Mexican Chocolate: Mexican vanilla bean, Saigon cassia, Pequin chiles, cacao nibs

Sesame Brittle: toasted sesame seeds, ginger, toasted coconut, caramel

Root Beer Float: root beer herbs/spices (sarsaparilla, sassafras, ginger, birch bark, licorice root, dandelion root, Cascade hops, wild cherry tree bark, juniper berries, cinnamon), Mexican vanilla

Manhattan: bitters herbs (cardamom, coriander, gentian root, allspice, clove), orange zest

Gingerbread: ginger, vanilla, molasses

IKEA: lingonberry, garnished with Swedish meatballs

The Forager: roasted mushrooms (crimini, shiitake, oyster), red and golden beet, chapulines (grasshoppers), rosemary, thyme, sage

Breakfast: maple syrup, coffee, bacon, blueberry

Black Walnut and Port: Port barrel aged Dark Star with toasted black walnuts

Limited bombers of Almond Joy, Root Beer Float, Manhattan, and Black Walnut and Port will be available for reserve beginning Tuesday, November 14. Guests can pick up bombers beginning Saturday, November 25.

Here is the brewery list — 

4 Noses Brewing Company, Broomfield

Call To Arms Brewing Company, Denver

Powder Keg Brewing Company, Niwot

River North Brewery, Denver

Ratio Beerworks, Denver

TRVE Brewing, Denver

Our Mutual Friend Brewery, Denver

Melvin Brewing, Jackson, WY and Bellingham, WA

Tickets to the Black Friday Invitational cost $55 each, and include a 2.5-hour tasting session, 13 drink tickets for 3oz pours of Dark Star and other specialty beers, passed appetizers, and a commemorative Black Friday Invitational glass. Purchase tickets and reserve bombers via Eventbrite here

For more information about this event, contact Emily Hutto at coop@radcraftbeer.com.

ABOUT STATION 26 BREWING CO. 

Station 26 Brewing Co. brews craft beers in a 1960 fire station in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood. The brewery was founded in 2013 by Justin Baccary and friends. Station 26 is well-known for its draft-only flagship Juicy Banger IPA and its GABF-medal winning Colorado Cream Ale, which is brewed with Colorado-grown barley and hops. Station 26 cans five year-round beers and brews numerous seasonal and one-off draft-only beers. The brewery is an ideal first stop for travelers coming from Denver International Airport. Find the brewery online at www.station26brewing.co.

City Star Brewing Releases Outlaw 2017

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 samplingEach bottle is dipped in wax and hand stamped with the City Star Brewing seal.

City Star will be hosting an Outlaw Preview in the taproom on Monday, October 2nd to kick off GABF festivities! More details about this event can be found at: citystarbrewing.com/outlaw-preview. For those attending GABF swing by our booth R7 for a limited release of Outlaw during each session. 

City Star Brewing offers award-winning, small batch ales, hand crafted on a 3.5 barrel brew system in the heart of downtown Berthoud, Colorado. The small town brewery was awarded Gold and Bronze medals at the famous, Great American Beer Festival in 2015 and 2013.  City Star first opened its doors in 2012 and has since become a destination for craft beer lovers near and far.

City Star’s taproom is open daily: Mon-Wed 2-9pm, Thu-Fri 2-10pm, Sat 12-10pm and Sun 12-9pm. Five “mainstay” brews are always on tap: Cowboy’s Golden lager, Local Yokel pale ale, All American IPA, Bandit Brown and Night Watchman stout. In addition, five taps are always dedicated to specialty beers.

www.citystarbrewing.com – facebook.com/citystarbrewing
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Spice Trade Brewing Debuts Cans of Chai Milk Stout and Sun Temple IPA

Spice Trade Brewing Debuts Cans of Chai Milk Stout and Sun Temple IPA

Announces Production Facility and New Brewpub in Planning

Spice Trade Chai Milk StoutBrand 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.

Spice Trade Brewing Debuts Cans

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.

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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 coop@radcraftbeer.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.

Guide to GABF Events

The Hop Head’s Guide to GABF Events

GABF Events


Win 2 Tickets to GABF!


Sunday, October 1st


Lupulin Fiasco @ Romero’s K9 Club & Taphouse

 

Monday, October 2nd


Live Radio event covering GABF @ Brix Taphouse

Tap Takeover: Our Mutual Friend Brewing and Wiley Roots Brewing @ Kline’s Beer Hall

Casey Brewing and Blending GABF 2017 Full Event Page

GABF Week – Sour Monday @ Freshcraft

GABF Release: Nightmare on Brett Marionberry @ Crooked Stave

GABF Colorado Night @ Good Zuur

Welcome Toppling Goliath To Colorado @ Tap and Handle (Fort Collins)

GABF Celebration @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

GABF One Night Stand @ The Mayor of Old Town (Fort Collins)

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party Kick Off

Tuesday, October 3rd


Great American Bark Festival @ Romero’s K9 Club & Taphouse

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

GABF California Breweries @ Good Zuur

CSA Distributing Takes Over @ The Crafty Fox

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

Rusty Nail Draft Release @ Cedar Creek Pub

GABF Week – Local Showcase Tuesday @ Freshcraft

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Mead Street Station

GABF Allstars @ The Hop Grenade Taproom (Fort Collins)

Wednesday, October 4th


Greeley GABF Kickoff Party: Featuring Wiley Roots & WeldWerks

Neature Walk Can Release at Wiley Roots @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company

GABF Week Exclusive Bottle Releases! @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company

GABF Farm to Barrel @ Good Zuur

GABF Release Week // Mexican Chocolate Stout Variations @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Good Bugs Fermentation=Flavor GABF Event @ The Crafty Fox

GABF Week: Barrel Aged Beer Night @ Jakes Brew Bar

All-Star IPA Throwdown @ Falling Rock Tap House

Duvel USA GABF Pre-Party @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen

Pre-GABF Shindig @ Tivoli Brewing Co

A Night with Rare Barrel @ The Hop Grenade Taproom (Fort Collins)

Pink Boots Rare Beer Tasting @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus

GABF Beer & Cookie Pairing & Small Batch Release @ Mockery Brewing

GABF Launch Party! @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

Dogfish Heah Happy Hour with Sam Calagione GABF @ Avanti F&B

CO Craft Beer & Mile High Trivia @ Brix Taphouse

Colorado Invitational: GABF Kickoff Party – 2017 @ New Image Brewing Company

Butcher and Brew @ Butcher’s Bistro

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

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party

Thursday, October 5th


GABF Week – Casey Brewing & Blending @ Freshcraft

GABF Week: Ska x Telluride – Spirit Animal Party! @ Freshcraft

Beer Hall Brawl ft. Melvin & Bierstadt @ Rackhouse Pub

Hops and Sours @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

GABF Release Week // Barrel Aged Day @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Bus Rides, Beer, And Bourbon With New Holland Brewing @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

2nd Annual F@#*ing CTA Catalina Wine Mixer @ Call to Arms Brewing Company

GABF Week: Funk, Wild and Sour @ Jakes Brew Bar

A night with Odd 13 Brewing @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen

Barrel Aged Golden Sour Ale w/ Muscat Grapes Bottle Release! @ Mockery Brewing

BLVD + Ommegang GABF Headquarters Party @ Appaloosa Grill

Wibby Brewing: Slam Dunkel Contest @ Lucky Pie (Denver)

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party

Friday, October 6th


GABF Week, Casey Brewing & Blending @ Hops & Pie

GABF Casey, Jester King, & Side Project @ Goed Zuur

GABF Release Week // All things SOUR! @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

GABF Week: Odell & Stone @ Freshcraft

GABF Week: Station 26  & Indeed Brewing @ Freshcraft

The GABF LAuGhER @ Rackhouse Pub

Enter The House of Flying Barrels

Denver Rare Beer Tasting IX

GABF Outer Range + Wiley Roots Specialty Beer Tap Takeover! @ The Crafty Fox

GABF Week: CSA Distributing Tap Takeover @ Jakes Brew Bar

Adroit Theory Tap Takeover & Collab Release @ Mockery Brewing

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party

Saturday, October 7th


GABF Week: Breakfast with The Bruery @ Freshcraft

Even the Losers Pity Party @ Call to Arms Brewing Company

GABF Week: Trve & Green Flash @ Freshcraft

GABF Release Week // Coconut Snowed In @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

GABF Midwest Night @ Good Zuur

GABF Week: Surly Brewing @ Freshcraft

Trve & Friends GABF Tasting @ The Crafty Fox

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Tap Fourteen

GABF Finale ft. Toasted Coconut & Mayan Chocolate Mr. Sandman @ River North Brewery

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party

GABF Events

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Amalgam Brewing Logo

Amalgam Brewing launches their first sour beer to the public

Amalgam Brewing - Ascension

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 Collaborates with GRiZ on Chasing the Golden Hour

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.Chasing the Golden Hour

“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.

About GRiZ

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.

Bell's Brewing Larry's Latest Sour

Bell’s Brewery to Release Larry’s Latest Sour Ale

Another new Bell’s beer will make its way to a larger audience soon.

Bell's Brewing Larry's Latest SourLarry’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.

You can also follow Bell’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Untappd.