Craft Beer News Roundup: Maui Brewing, Dark Lord Day, Rubicon, Erie and Lompoc
Maui Brewing – New beer: “Flyin HI.P.Hay a Pacific Northwest Style IPA brewed with all Falconer’s Flight hops. This is a commemorative beer done in honor if Glen Hay Falconer. A portion of proceeds will go to the Glen Hay Falconer foundation to provide scholarships to young brewers!” CLICK HERE FOR LABEL . Plans to ever bottle? “No, never…well at least for our standard lineup…. There may or may ot be plans for an imperial limited series.” Collaborations? “We have an upcoming collab with Pizza Port. We also have just finished brewing the world’s first Maui Onion Beer. An american brown ale brewed with Maui Onions, this will be launched on draft only on May 7th at the “Maui onion Festival where we are the title sponsors.
Dark Lord Day – Do you hear that? That’s the sound of Dan’s heart breaking, as he brings you second hand Dark Lord Day info courtesy of BeerNews.Org. Basically, Three Floyds will have some uber duber rare bottled variations of Dark Lord, including Brandy Barrel Aged Dark Lord with Vanilla Bean as well as a rendition of Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout. It isn’t clear exactly how one will get their hands on these, but according to Adam’s update, it will be fair.
Rubicon Brewing – Rubicon will be bottling Hopsauce for the first time, and it will be released May 5th. CLICK HERE FOR LABEL.
Erie Brewing – From Brewmaster Jim Hicks – Erie Brewing Co got a 2 – 100HL ( 85bbl ) Fermenters delivered yesterday, and 6 – 80bbl fermenters getting delivered in a month…doubling our capacity. Erie Brewing Co also just released Bourbon Barrel Aged Ol Red on tap only. CLICK HERE FOR POSTER.
Lompoc Brewery – This weekend’s Sidebar lineup features 1060 EZ Taxation Ale, a high gravity golden ale brewed with flaked corn. Its deep golden color and aroma of corn grits complement the light body and flavor notes of cornbread and honey; Don’s Bitter, our tribute to Don Younger, brewed with Golden Promise malt and English Challenger and Fuggle hops for a deep golden hue and an earthy, slightly sweet maltiness that is delicately balanced by English hops; Genesis IPA, the first beer to be brewed on Lompoc’s new brew system. It has a copper color, slight bitterness and hoppy aroma; Cedar Proof Ale, our Living Proof Belgian Dubbel aged on cedar planks for five days. Made with malted barley, corn, molasses and Cluster hops, there are hints of licorice and tobacco with a malty body and a dry finish; Port Barrel Aged Brewdolph, a Belgian style red ale aged in Maryhill Winery Port barrels for 14 months. It has a deep mahogany color, fruity aroma, and strong oak flavors; and LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft), a strong ale with a deep mahogany color that’s crafted with six hop varieties, seven different specialty malts and a touch of smoked malt for a complex aroma and incredible flavor. Sidebar is open Friday 4-10 pm and Saturday, 2-10 pm and is located at 3901 N Williams, just past Pix Patisserie.
Next Friday, April 29 is the release party for C-Dog Double IPA at Sidebar. A collaborative beer brewed with the Lucky Lab back in March, C-Dog was the final beer to ever be brewed on the Lucky Lab Brewhouse that we’ve been using for the past six years. Coined a “Lucky Lompodor Production,” C-Dog is a 50/50 blend of C-son’s Greetings and Superdog. Both beers were brewed into one fermenter, with nine types of hops added in the kettle (the seven Cs, Fuggles & Amarillos). The entire fermenter was then dry-hopped with another eight types of hops for a ridiculous total of 32 lbs of hops in a 10 bbl batch. The malt profile includes flaked barley, Crystal 75 and Munich. The final ABV is 7.4%. It will be available in bottles and on draft at both Lompoc and Lucky Lab for a limited time.