Craft Beer News Roundup 6-5-13: Green Flash, Great Divide, Thomas Creek, Lonerider and Ipswich Brewing
We’d like to bring you the latest craft beer news roundup. Here are some important beer news bits for your reading pleasure. This edition covers news from Green Flash Brewing, Great Divide Brewing, Thomas Creek Brewery, Lonerider Brewing and Ipswich Brewing. Cheers!
Green Flash Brewing – Introducing the 3rd beer release from the Hop Odyssey Series – Citra Session IPA. Our idea of the perfect summer sipper, this beer’s flavor is dominated by the pungent Citra Hop. Our latest IPA is a flavorful and hop forward brew, but at 4.5% ABV Citra Session IPA is an easily sessionable quaffer. Seek out Citra Session IPA on tap at bars and restaurants near you nationally beginning in June, before it disappears.
Great Divide Brewing – With the official start of summer a few weeks away, we’re sounding last call for our stellar spring seasonals. The refreshing nuance of Heyday, the unique birch character of 19th Anniversary, and the rich decadence of Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti won’t be around much longer. Need help finding some? Let our online Beer Finder application guide the way.
Thomas Creek – We are happy to announce that the SC “Pint Law” has been passed!! The dubiously named law has been approved by the House of Representatives and (at the time of writing this) awaits the governor’s signature. The law will allow SC breweries to sell up to 48 oz of beer to be consumed on premise. We, for one, can’t wait for brewery-expanding construction (due to begin next month) to accommodate a Thomas Creek Brewery Tasting Room, a place where patrons can enjoy our product in glassware…not in dixie cups. Cheers!
Lonerider Brewing – Save the date! We will be having a release party for our new Hangman Barley Wine Ale at The Hideout on Wednesday 6/26/13 starting at 5:00pm.
Hide if you can, you can’t escape the Hangman. He represents our American Barley Wine Ale brewed with over twice the malt, hops and yeast of an average ale. Concentrating these ingredients causes the aroma and flavor to equal more than the sum of its parts.
Malt takes on a unique rustic charm while hops add characters of fruits, pine and a resinous texture to this full bodied concoction. Enjoy it now or explore growing complexities by allowing it to age for years to come.
Ipswich Brewing – We created 5 Mile with the sole purpose of creating exceptional beers using local ingredients. 5 Mile’s mission is to use at least 50% MA ingredients while always having at least one ingredient from within 5 Miles of Ipswich. We’re excited about the addition of Equinox Pale Ale to the line-up! The beer features oats grown at Alprilla Farm in Essex, MA. The oats were roasted and caramelized at Valley Malt and combined with barley from Hadley, MA. This medium-bodied pale ale has a unique malt characteristic, and is balanced off with a citrus-like bitterness and fruity hop palate. The beer pours a hazy light amber color and goes down smooth at 4.8% ABV. We only made one batch so get it while you can! Warmer weather brings thoughts of summer and Ipswich Summer Ale! Now available in stores in 6pks,12pks, and 22oz bottles.