Craft Beer News Roundup: Maui,Upright,Midnight Sun and Tons More
TheFullPint.com rounds up some craft beer news tidbits that are very important, but not enough to fill up their own post. If you are in the industry, and want to share this kind of news, please contact us via the contact form. On to the news!
Maui Brewing is expanding further. They will be hitting the Craft Can Capital of the world, by shipping to Colorado this coming November. In order to meet the needs of this market, as well as existing markets, Maui is in the midst of installing a new high-speed canning line.
The Bruery started selling 3 French Hens yesterday at their tap room and Provisions locations. Three French hens is the continuation of the 12 days of Christmas Saga, in which The Bruery releases a strong, cellarable (so far only dark) ale around the holiday season. This verse is a Belgian-Style Dark Ale, 25% of it aged in French Oak Barrels. This should be hitting your regular Bruery markets shortly, and will hopefully be on hand at the LA Beer Festival tomorrow at Union Station.
Flying Fish Brewing in New Jersey lost their brewer Lawrence George to a gig up in New York State. Replacing him is Mike Donohue, an original Philly native who most previously brewed at 21st Amendment in San Francisco. Best of luck to Flying Fish and Mike.
Pizza Port San Clemente will be holding their Hoptoberfest October 23rd. They will be serving over 40 hoppy beers. If you know Pizza Port’s reputation, you know these hoppy beers won’t be no joke. Go to pizzaport.com, which has recently been revamped for this century, for all the details.
Our sources tell us Upright Brewing has something special in the works. I know thats very vague, but we’ve been told on good authority that they are cooking up an extremely rare bottled series for a brewery only release. There should only be 1-2 oak barrels worth of beer for this release, so this will be extremely limited.
Saint Arnold has given us a cool piece of info I haven’t found elsewhere. While the Houston Chronicle broke the news that Divine Release 9 will be reintroduced as a seasonal, they didn’t catch the name of the beer. The Imperial Pumpkin Stout will be named The Pumpkinator. The beer is too far out for Saint Arnold to give a label or release date.
The Lost Abbey will be doing something real cool to coincide with election day. They will be holding The “Other” TEA Party. Attendees will be tasting 5 to 7 of our new TEA (traditional experimental ales) blends and voting on which they like best. The winner of the election will be released as a new (as of yet unnamed) Lost Abbey beer next spring.
Here’s some Midnight Sun News. 17 cases of Arctic Devil Barley Wine 2010 is in transit for distribution along with CoHoHo Imperial IPA, Panty Peeler Tripel, Sockeye Red IPA and Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter to the mainland. T.R.E.A.T. Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter was released last night in Anchorage. 45 cases and 20 kegs will be hitting the state of CA alone. Trickster Belgian Pumpkin Ale will stay put in Alaska, and will be released next Friday, October 22. Berserker Imperial Stout, which has been sitting in oak barrels since December 2009 will be released in Alaska first Novemeber 26. Little or no draft of this beer will make it outside of Alaska.