Craft Beer News Roundup: Stone, The Bruery, Elysian, Firestone Walker, Lompoc, New Glarus
Stone Brewing – From their Facebook fan page “Quingenti Millilitre drawing update: 8,094 tickets sold (as of Wednesday) benefiting The Escondido Creek Conservancy & Interfaith Community Services. We are so thrilled to be raising so much for these great charities. At this rate, we’ll be able to buy another creek.”
The Bruery – Per their tasting room email update, two beers are coming out of retirement, the first being Black Orchard, a black wit with a similar profile to the newly retired Orchard White, and Snicklefritz, a beer that was originally created by Kyle at TAPS Fish House in Brea. If you are going to Blue Palms 3rd Anniversary, look out for a special one-off beer made by the Bruery for the 3rd Anniversary Party. In what appears to be kegged Tuesday, it’s described as ” A vanilla sugar infused sour. ”
Elysian Brewing – Elysian Bitfrost returns to shelves September 15. Per Eysian – “With lots of pale malt augmented only by a little 77° crystal and some Munich malt, Bifrost is a strong pale ale with a good amount of hop character (55 IBU, bittered with Magnum and finished with a combination of Amarillo and Styrian Goldings). Its name, however wintry it might sound, comes from the rainbow bridge linking Asgard, the Norse realm of the gods, with Earth.” ABV 7.5%, Available in 1/2 bbl and 22 oz bottles.
Firestone Walker – File this under the vague beer news department. Firestone Walker made mention of two new Proprietors Series beers to debut in 2012. No further information than that is available. I would like to speculate maybe an old tap room/brewery favorite such as Bravo, Rufus, or Saucer Full of Secrets would make a nice fit. There is also an off chance it could be a sour ale. We’ll hopefully get more word soon.
Lompoc Brewing – “This Saturday we’ll be at the PDX Adult Soapbox Derby. Once a year a brave group of racers convene on the daunting slopes of Mt. Tabor to test their metal to their mettle. Lompoc is a long-time sponsor of the event, and this year we’ve taken it up a notch. We’ve made a very limited run of Kick Axe Soap Box Beer, our Kick Axe Dry Hopped Pale Ale with a special label. You can find bottles at Sidebar, New Seasons & other local bottle shops. ”
New Glarus – Here are some exact release dates for upcoming New Glarus releases: Staghorn Octoberfest 8/22, Black Top IPA 8/29, Laughing Fox Kristial Weizen 9/5, Chocolate Abbey Ale 9/9, Apple Ale 10/24.