Craft Beer News Roundup: Hoppin Frog, The Bruery, Dark Horse and Lagunitas
Hoppin’ Frog – Hopping Frog – BORIS 100 AVAILABLE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 11/25 AND 11/26 AT THE BREWERY – BORIS #100 was made with the finest English Pale Ale malt instead of our usual American malt, to celebrate brewing the 100th. batch of BORIS The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout. This adds a slightly sweeter and truly traditional flavor for this truly bodacious English-style Imperial Stout, our flagship beer! Made in extremely limited quantites and available starting this Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26!
The Bruery – “We plan on changing up our Provisions Series beers a bit for 2012, as we surely will do again come 2013. This coming year we will re-brew a few of our personal favorites and we also plan on brewing at least 4 collaboration beers with local brewers. The first Provisions Series Local Collaboration will be brewed with our closest neighbors, just down the street in Fullerton, Bootleggers Brewery. We have also already begun work on what will most likely be our final collaboration beer of 2012, a sour ale brewed in collaboration with Hangar 24. ” We’ve also hear on pretty good authority that one of the beers we will see again is Tart of Darkness, but not necessarily in 2012.
Dark Horse Brewery – ” Aaron’s parents party store business (Wacky Willy’s) closed for business yesterday. DH will be taking over the space to add an artisan creamery, bakery, cheese-making, candy-making and at some point a distillery. Wiggs and Aaron got on the brew house and brewed Monster 29 on November 10th, in honor of the men that died on the Edmund Fitzgerald 36 years ago from that day. If all goes well, it will be released at the 4 Elf Party. 4 Elf Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 10th in the production facility. Bottled one-ofs will be available for sale. Left Lane Cruiser will be playing at the event.”
Lagunitas – Such sad news…”Our new 250 barrel brewhouse was/is on its way to us from Bremen Germany via the Panama Canal. As it entered the eastern Caribbean it encountered very high seas in the wake of a Cat 1 hurricane that was dying out in the Western Caribbean. The ship didn’t want to be further inshore in such high seas so they turned back out into open water. As the made the turn they got perpendicular to the waves and were broached, rolled 18 degrees one way then back 18 degrees the other way, moving through a total of almost 40 degrees. A crane in the same hold as our brewhouse came loose from its chains and proceeded to dance around on our 30′ diameter lauter tun reducing it to a very nice pile of scrap metal…. The great people at ROLEC, the brewhouse’s builders, are already building a replacement and it should be here still before the end of this year… some delays… not too much…. wow.”
This picture was taken by a brave ship’s crewman during the storm as soon as they could get down into the hold where the tank was….CLICK HERE FOR PICTURE.