Category: Brewery Events

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.

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Guide to GABF Events

The Hop Head’s Guide to GABF Events

GABF Events


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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

City Star Brewing Releases Deadwood in Bottles: Imperial Red Ale Aged in Whiskey Barrels

City Star Brewing DeadwoodThe latest in the City Star Zoller Barrel Aged Series will be released in the City Star taproom on Saturday, August 19th: Deadwood is an imperial red ale aged 4 months in Spirit Hound Distillerswhiskey oak barrels. Held by candlelight, this beer is deep garnet in color. The Idaho 7 hops in the base beer impart apricot and tropical fruit notes to the aroma, while plum and dried cherry flavors from the whiskey barrels mingle on the tongue. The beer finishes with sweet whiskey notes and a mild lingering heat. “Working with a local distiller such as Spirit Hound is of great advantage to us since are able to receive barrels immediately after they have been emptied. Getting these ‘wet’ barrels at the peak of their freshness and filling them with beer grants us optimal flavor from the barrels.” (City Star Head Brewer, John Way) Lace up your boots and strap on your spurs, ’cause this brew is rowdy like the town it was named for. 11.4% ABV

Less than 500 bottles will be available for sale at $16/22oz bottle (1 case limit), AND Deadwood will be on draft for sampling. 

City Star Brewing DeadwoodEach bottle is dipped in wax and hand stamped with the City Star Brewing seal. With less than 500 bottles of Deadwood, we don’t expect our supply to stick around.

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. Six “mainstay” brews are always on tap: Cowboy’s Golden lager, Local Yokel pale ale, Red Necktar American red ale, All American IPA, Bandit Brown and Night Watchman stout. In addition, four taps are always dedicated to specialty beers.

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Black Project Roswell

Black Project Releases Six New Lambic-Inspired Super-Fruited Ales

Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales is announcing ROSWELL, a once per year bottle release party spanning two days, July 22-23, 2017.

ROSWELL is a new series of “super-fruited” beers that are Lambic-inspired, spontaneously fermented, barrel aged, and then refermented with high levels of one of six different fruits. ROSWELL is 100% spontaneous, meaning it was cooled in a coolship overnight allowing the hot wort (unfermented beer) to collect microbes from the air. These microbes are wild yeast and bacteria, which ferment the beer and naturally sour it. ROSWELL was brewed in the fall of 2016, when Black Project expanded into their new barrel cellar, adding over 140 oak barrels, four puncheons, a small 12hL fouder, and a custom-built copper coolship.

Roswell: Mogul
Roswell: Sign

In August 2016, Black Project took over the taproom of Former Future Brewing Company, retiring Former Future. Both businesses are owned by James and Sarah Howat, but the husband and wife team decided to focus their attention from clean ales (non-sours) like porters, cream ales, and stouts to spontaneous and wild ales, like sours, mixed-culture saisons, and Lambic or Gueuze inspired beers – a blend of one, two, and three-year-old spontaneous barrel-aged beer. While customers may think that Former Future and Black Project are two separate breweries, both breweries opened on January 1, 2014 and used the same brewing system. Black Project beers were originally cooled on the roof of the building using two 2BBL / 60gal stock pots and then the beer was fermented in barrels. This kept the sour beer separate from the clean beer, preventing wild microbes from souring non-sour beer. The first Black Project spontaneous beer was brewed in late February 2014 and in August 2014, Black Project released Colorado’s first spontaneous ale, called “FLYBY”.

Rosewell: Majestic 12



Roswell: High Dive

FLYBY went on to win a medal at the Great American Beer Festival that year. This was followed by another medal in the same category the year after. As Colorado’s only 100% spontaneous and wild brewery, every beer that’s produced by Black Project off of South Broadway in Denver, is made with only yeast from the environment, either from the air or from fruit and flowers that have been foraged. As a former microbiologist and high school science teacher, James Howat – brewer, blender, and co-owner – uses his experience and background to create a one of a kind beer that cannot be replicated at any other brewery, down to the individual cell.

Roswell: Grudge

This release of ROSWELL follows the brewery’s mission to “innovate in the research and development of spontaneous fermentation” and was created to showcase a concept they call “super-fruiting”, where the brewery uses as much fruit as possible, while still calling it a beer.

ROSWELL is made once per year during the late spring from a Lambic-inspired wort that was brewed earlier that fall. This gives the beer a depth of flavor but with a lower acidity than it would have after spending a summer in the barrel – ideal considering the amount of acidity naturally present in the fruit. ROSWELL has a rich and beautiful spontaneous flavor, with a distinct funk, and complexity that stands up to and melds into the heavy amount of vibrant fruit flavor and aroma. The true wild-caught microbes mean that the beer is deliciously dry while still packing an incredible amount of fruit flavor. Flavors include apricot, blackberry, cranberry, guava, raspberry, and blueberry.

Rosewell: Bluebook

On July 22, Black Project is releasing five of the bottle variants of ROSWELL to the public with a special BrewedFood pairing of Tender Belly Bratwurst with pain de mie bun, kimchi and, gochujang mayo with a side of Hop Ash potato chips, first come first serve. Then on July 23, the brewery is hosting an exclusive, onsite only release of SIGN, the blueberry variant, with a limited preview of and upcoming Biere Brut / Biere de Champagne made with Red Fox Cellars Barbera grapes.

 

Bottles To-Go:
ROSWELL: MOGUL | Apricot
ROSWELL: MAJESTIC 12 | Blackberry
ROSWELL: HIGH DIVE | Cranberry
ROSWELL: BLUEBOOK | Guava
ROSWELL: GRUDGE | Raspberry

Bottles for On-Site:
ROSWELL: SIGN | Blueberry

500mL bottle, cork and capped – $20 /bottle
Limits will be set next week*

*All limits are subject to change, at any time, without advanced warning.

Event Details: blackprojectbeer.com/roswell

 

 

Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales

Innovation in the research and development of spontaneous fermentation

 

About Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales

Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales is the passion project of James Howat, owner, brewer, and blender; and Sarah Howat, owner and operation manager; of what was formerly Former Future Brewing Company. The brewery began production in January 2014 and won two bronze medals for their coolship ales (Category: Experimental, Subcategory: Wild Ales) at The Great American Beer Festival in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, Black Project expanded production with a small addition to the property which allowed for the expansion of their barrel program. This allowed the brewery to evolve from Former Future Brewing Company to only serving Black Project beers. In 2017, Black Project hopes to produce 250 BBL of beer and increase distribution.

 

Every Black Project beer is fermented with microbes captured from the local environment via a coolship or foraged from nature. We believe this creates a beer that is unrivaled in complexity. Our beers are intended to have a sense of place, or terroir. No matter how hard one tried to, our beer cannot be replicated outside of our brewery. In fact, our microbe cultures are purposefully allowed to evolve from batch to batch, creating variations and interesting twists from different releases of the same beer.

 

We are meticulous about designing recipes and processes that will allow nature to take over and create beers unrivaled in their beauty and complexity. Through experimentation and research, we are continuously developing new and different techniques for use with wild and spontaneous fermentation.

 

We are not and do not have any intention of being a Lambic brewery. We use science and experimentation to find which processes and ingredients we want and often use that in parallel to traditional Lambic producers, however, we maintain no strict adherence to tradition for tradition’s sake. While we do craft several of our beers with strict adherence to traditional Belgian processes, these beers are not and should not be called “Lambic” and “Gueuze,” as we are outside of the Pajottenland region of Belgium. Instead they themselves are a form of experimentation with local terroir. Spontaneous fermentation is merely a starting point and core of many of our beers, from there our research and development extends much beyond the scope of the great Belgian brewers and blenders.

 

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Hops and Harley 2017

City Star Brewing Hosts 5th Annual Hops and Harley Festival

City Star Brewing Hosts Hops and Harley Festival to Raise Awareness about Puppy Mills in honor of Hero Dog Harley

A small Colorado brewery with a big heart has stepped up to help an organization that honors the legacy of Harley, the 2015 American Hero Dog and a little Chihuahua with a big dream. “Hops and Harley” is on June 24th, you won’t want to miss it!  
Harley spent 10 years suffering abuse in a small cage in a puppy mill, never knowing the touch of a kind hand … until he was rescued and found a loving home.  City Star Brewing, located in Berthoud, Colorado, learned the plight of the puppy mill dogs through Harley. Hops and Harley became a reality, and this year will be its fifth annual.

This dog-friendly, craft beer event is free to attend and designed to not only create awareness about puppy mills, but will also be fun for the entire family. All proceeds from the event go directly to Harley’s Dream to help educate the public about the realities of the commercial dog breeding industry.

Hops and Harley will take place on June 24th in Fickel Park in downtown Berthoud, just 3 blocks west of City Star Brewing.  There will be live music featuring Bonnie & the Clydes and Woodbelly Bluegrass Band, a Doggy Doppelgänger contest, Painting & Pints, a wide offering of food trucks, activities for children and dogs, photo booth, puppy mill education, great beer and more!  City Star Brewing will be pouring a variety of beers including Harley’s Honey Wheat, and Spirit Hound Distillers from Lyons will have cocktails crafted with their award-winning spirits.

More information about Hops and Harley can be found at: www.hopsandharley.com

Harley’s story is one of rags to riches. During his 5 years of freedom, this tiny Chihuahua raised more than $1,000,000 to set-free and care for puppy mill dogs. He educated and inspired people world-wide, teaching them that they, too, can make a difference.  Harley’s Dream was established in 2016 to create awareness and educate the public about the commercial dog breeding industry, also known as puppy mills. They believe that a grassroots approach by large groups of concerned citizens is the most effective way to bring about change. Their focus is to encourage advocacy by providing the tools necessary to educate children and adults alike.

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. Six “mainstay” brews are always on tap: Cowboy’s Golden lager, Local Yokel pale ale, Red Necktar American red ale, All American IPA,  Bandit Brown and Night Watchman stout. In addition, four taps are always dedicated to specialty beers.

Hopworks Announces Earth Week Beer Releases

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Celebrate Earth Day a few days early with Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB). Every day from April 19 leading up to April 22, HUB will tap a new beer or cider that was brewed with an extra nod to sustainability, including HUB’s first ever beer made with 100% Salmon-Safe Certified ingredients. These releases will be available at all three Hopworks pubs.

“We love this world of ours,” said HUB Brewmaster and Founder, Christian Ettinger. “So we make great tasting beer with as little impact to the planet as we can. We’re a B Corp brewery, and we’re proud to be a member of 1% For the Planet. These Earth Week offerings focus on sourcing Salmon-Safe ingredients and finding inspiration from our community.”

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See below for information on each beer release. HUB will also have very limited amounts of Double Vision and Green Loop bottles available at their pubs.

April 19, 5pm – Azacca Cider: Our crisp and refreshing semi-dry cider, dry-hopped with Salmon-Safe Certified Azacca hops from Roy Farms in Moxee, WA

April 20, 5pm – Double Vision PNW-Style English Strong Ale: Originally brewed for Belmont Station’s 20th Anniversary, Double Vision will be available at our pubs for the first time on draft and very limited bottles. As we sipped Fuller’s 2015 Vintage Ale and discussed our plans for this special offering, we were inspired by the beer’s clever balance and strength. Belmont Station and HUB agreed unanimously that a sipping beer for celebration and cellaring would be delicious. Brewed with Celeia, Bullion, Salmon-Safe Centennial hops, and a generous hit of Maris Otter malt. In bottles, this beer will improve with age for years to come.

April 21, 5pm – MaiBock Is Your Bock: MaiBock Is Your Bock is our first-ever beer made entirely of Salmon-Safe Certified ingredients. Conditioned for nearly a month and brewed to Bock strength, this MaiBock features Salmon-Safe Sterling and Crystal hops along with Salmon-Safe Pilsner malt and Munich wheat from Mainstem Malt. All products from Mainstem support family farms, relocalization of malt production, and on-farm water conservation efforts.

April 22, 5pm – Green Loop IPA: The Green Loop is a six-mile park in planning that links Portland’s east and west sides, creating an “urban promenade” for cyclists, walkers, and public transit. As enthusiastic supporters of cycling and alternative transportation, we were honored that Design Week Portland invited us to make a beer inspired by the concept. In this deliciously hoppy IPA, we used Certified Salmon-Safe Chinook and Crystal hops to represent the river that intersects the districts in the loop. We also used a blend of resinous hops from a fellow B Corporation, Crosby Hop Farm, to celebrate the positive environmental impact and the power of community that makes the Green Loop a beautiful addition to our city. The beer is available on tap and in limited bottles at our pubs and at the Design Week Portland opening night.

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Hopworks pub locations:

Hopworks Urban Brewery / 2944 SE Powell Blvd. Portland
Hopworks BikeBar / 3947 N. Williams Blvd. Portland
Hopworks Vancouver / 17707 SE Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA

Odell Brewing Announces 2017 Small Batch Festival

2017 Small Batch FestivalOdell Brewing’s Small Batch Festival is back again for 2017. This year, the event will be one-day only, Saturday May 27, with 50+ Odell beers on tap, live music, and local food trucks.

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“This festival is the culmination of a year’s worth of brewing,” says Adam D’Antonio. “I think our brewers look forward to it as much as the fans. For months, we’ve been hoarding a few kegs of our favorites, and Small Batch is where we get to share that hard work with our friends, family, and the Colorado craft beer community.

The full beer lineup will be announced in the coming weeks, but tappings include barrel-aged Cellar Series ales, sours, seasonals, and classic favorites. Many of the tappings will feature the 5-barrel pilot system where Odell experiments with new styles and innovative techniques in quantities too small for a package release.

The Small Batch Fest will take place at Odell Brewing’s taproom from 1pm-6pm on May 27th in Fort Collins. Guests will enjoy live musical performances by Choice City Seven, The Reminders, and EUFÓRQUESTRA. Tickets will be $35 and include 2 beer tokens and a commemorative stainless steel cup.

Space is limited, so get get your tickets while they last at www.odellbrewing.com/smallbatch2017.

About Odell Brewing 
Odell Brewing is an independent, family and employee owned regional craft brewery. Since 1989, the culture of family and collaboration has thrived, fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted and innovative brews. Odell Brewing is committed to providing exceptional service to its customers while making positive contributions to their co-workers and community through its outreach and charitable giving programs. Odell Brewing was named the “Best Medium Sized Company to Work For” in Colorado in 2015 and is the 27th largest craft brewery in the United States.

Black Project Releases Two New Beers

Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales will release two new beers on April 22, 2017 at 12pm.
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ROCKET SLED and REHEAT will join the expanding list of bottles that Black Project has released over the past three years. Customers looking to buy a bottle should expect to wait in line at least an hour before the release. Most customers arrive at 11am, but some show up much earlier, often several hours before the release to setup chairs or blankets. 

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This year, Black Project has been able to increase production, with one or two new beers available for sale each month. In 2014, when the brewery first started selling bottles in secret under the former, Former Future Brewing Company, each release would be limited to a single bottle every three months. This limitation on production was caused by a small 4BBL (barrel) system and the size restriction of the taproom. This limited availability is also exacerbated by the fact that each beer takes 8-10 months to ferment in oak barrels and then may spend several more months refermenting in stainless steel fermenters with fruit or to be dry hopped. In October, the brewery expanded into the space next door by leasing an area that they dedicated to 100 new oak barrels and a custom-made copper coolship.

While each bottle release is still extremely limited, sometimes only producing 100 bottles for sale, customers should expect to get a bottle if they are in line before 12pm.

ROCKET SLED is the first beer fermented with 100% coolship-caught microbes and then dry hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe Cryo Hops. Cryo Hops™ is a concentrate luplin powder that doubles the resin content, creating a super “juicy” hop character. The base beer is 100% wheat, made using only coolship-caught microbes. This beer is low alcohol and lightly tart, which is refreshing and full of complexity. ROCKET SLED showcases Mosaic and Simcoe, with an exquisite hop-forward aroma. The use of Cryo Hops allows Black Project to create a super dry hoped sours, without any leafy hop flavor, creating a unique combination. 

“Cryo Hops™ represents the most innovative technology in hop processing. It uses a proprietary cryogenic separation process which preserves all components of each hop fraction, producing two simultaneous co-products, LupuLN2™ and Debittered Leaf.

LupuLN2 is the concentrated lupulin of whole-leaf hops containing resins and aromatic oils. It is designed to provide intense hop flavor and aroma, enabling brewers to dose large quantities of hops without introducing astringent flavors or vegetative cone material. During early R&D trials, brewers specifically cited ‘juicy’ and ‘resinous’ characteristics. LupuLN2 offers twice the resin content of traditional whole-leaf and hop pellet products, and should be dosed at approximately half the amount by weight.” -YCHHOPS

REHEAT is a variant on the brewer’s popular wine-hybrid beer series. SUPERCRUISE and MACH-LIMIT start with wine grapes from locally-sourced, family-owned vineyards in Palisade, CO. Once the grapes have been destemmed and crushed, Black Project allows the juice to rest for a few days – developing rich color and depth of flavor – before finally transferring the juice to neutral oak barrels along with our base Golden Sour. 

After emptying a SUPERCRUISE barrel, REHEAT is added back into the barrel to referment and age on the remnants of the SUPERCRUISE series. Instead of rinsing and steaming the barrels, Black Project adds fresh coolship wort on top of the 2-5 gal of SUPERCRUISE “dregs” (yeast and souring microbes). Subtle, mild grape flavor comes through with an interesting fermentation profile owing to the active wild yeast that is still present and hungry from the SUPERCRUISE refermentation.

Both beers will be bottle conditioned in 750mL cork and cage brown bottles. ROCKET SLED will cost $22 per bottle and REHEAT will cost $26 per bottle

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Website Event – http://www.blackprojectbeer.com/affairs/rocket-sled-reheat-bottle-release

Gigantic Brewing Tapping “Greatest Hits” Lineup for 5th Anniversary

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We said we would never brew our seasonal beers more than once, but to celebrate our 5th anniversary we are bringing back some of the most loved brews in our catalogue of ever changing seasonal beers. We will be brewing an entire year of Gigantic “Greatest Hits” starting in April 2017 and running to June 2018 (It’s a gigantic 15 month year).

We are always being asked when we will brew “that” seasonal beer again. So at the end of last year we asked our taproom patrons, as well as those online and around the world to vote for their favorite Gigantic seasonal beer. We received hundreds of votes and after counting, and re-counting, we are happy to announce the beers selected by Gigantic drinkers.

We will start our “Greatest Hits” reissue collection where it all began, with Axes of Evil and The City Never Sleeps. Both beers were our top vote getters and we are proud to re-brew and drink these beers again. Gigantic 5th Anniversary reissue beers will be signified by a special “5 Years Greatest Hits” stamp. The beers will also come paired with songs from local musicians.

About Axes Of Evil

Gigantic + Three Floyds unleash this weapon of mass distraction. Citrus, floral and tropical hoppyness lead to full malt flavour from proper English malt, kilned over Welsh coal. Brewed for those of us that live and die in the Timbers Army and Section 8.
ABV 6.0% 70 IBU

Axes of Evil release event at The Civic Taproom, April 2nd 3-530pm, Pre-Timbers match release event.

About The City Never Sleeps

From the deep dark recesses of our minds emerges this imperial black saison. A beer shrouded in mystery and depth of flavor. A night you will never forget.
ABV 7.6% 18 IBU

The complete list of Gigantic Greatest Hits:

April-June 2016
Axes of Evil
The City Never Sleeps

July-September 2016
SOLID!
Whole in the Head

October-December 2016
Catch 23
Most Premium

January-March 2017
High Fidelity
End of Reason

April-June 2017
High Fidelity
Kiss the Goat

We will be celebrating our 5th anniversary with Gigantic Beer Week – 8 days of events from May 4-11. Our 5th anniversary is on May 9th, 2017. More information on Gigantic Beer Week to follow in the coming days.

About Gigantic Brewing
At Gigantic we only do two things: make the best damn IPA in Portland, Oregon and produce seasonal, exciting, flavorful beers, most of which will be brewed only once. Our goal is simultaneously to create new interpretations of classic styles and to ignore those same style guidelines completely and brew whatever our creative natures produce. We hold ourselves to a simple principle – Never Give an Inch. We vow to start small and (stubbornly) stay small, focusing our efforts on making exceptional beer, rather than a lot of beer. When you drink Gigantic, know that we didn’t just put our names on the label – our effort, imagination, and dry wit are in every bottle.

Gigantic beers are available at the brewery (5224 SE 26th Ave), in bottle and on-tap throughout the Portland area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver, WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Central Coast), Ft George (Northern Oregon Coast), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Northern Idaho), Lime Ventures (California), Copper & Theory (BC & Alberta), Southern Wine & Spirits (Hawaii), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Good Life Provisions (Nebraska), Flood Distributing (Texas), Louis Glunz (Chicago), 12 Percent Imports (NYC, New Jersey), Atlantic Beverage Distributors (Massachusetts), Vermont Beer Shepard (Vermont), Vacationland Distributing (Maine), Hatos (Japan), American Craft Exports (Norway), James Clay (UK), USA Beer (Netherlands), Beer Without Borders (NZ).
Dui Cochi

Avery Brewing Releases Dui Cochi

No. 41 of its Barrel-Aged Series

Avery Brewing Company, a pioneering craft brewery and maker of White Rascal Belgian-style White Ale and El Gose German-StyleSour Ale, will release number41 of its Barrel-Aged series named Dui Cochi on November 20th at 1:00pm. Dui Cochi is a bold, coconut forward Porter, aged in bourbon barrels with mulling spices and a touch of pumpkin. Perfect for the holidays.

After crossing thePacific Ocean in 1521, Magellan landed in the Philippines and was given the gift of two coconuts (Dui Cochi) by the natives as a symbol of their hospitality. Although Magellan was eventually hit by a poison arrow and left todie, Dui Cochi is Avery’s gift to you.

This beer is a product of the Special Projects team, headed up by Travis Rupp and Andy Parker.With 18.62% ABV, it’s delightfully hot and very complex with over 330 pounds of coconut added.

As with pastBarrel Aged series beers, Dui Cochi is a limited release beer that was created with the intention of pure experimentation. Due to its small batch size, it will only be sold at the Avery Brewery in Boulder, CO on November 20th starting at 1:00pm.

“We essentially took a hefty porter,” says Travis Rupp, Avery’s resident archaeologist and head of the Barrel Aging program, “that had been sitting in bourbon barrels for around seven months and said ‘let’s go big or let’s go home.’ So, we added 330pounds of coconut, plus spices and pumpkin, to make this really complex and delightful holiday beer”.

Once this beers ells out, it’s gone forever. Purchases are limited to one case per person.

About Avery Brewing Company
Avery Brewing Company is a family-owned craft brewery in Boulder, Colorado. Since 1993, Avery has pioneered innovative beers by blending the art and science of brewing with ingenuity, creativity,and boldness. Avery bottles and cans more than 40 beers a year including WhiteRascal Belgian-Style White Ale, The Maharaja Imperial IPA, andTweak. Craft your journey at averybrewing.com.