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UnderCurrants series unveiled by Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks

Undercurrants by Firestone Walker Barrel Works BeerPulse
Cross-Continental Wild Beer Infused with Whole Black Currants from Poland (Buellton, CA) – From the fields of Poland to the coast of California comes UnderCurrants — an inaugural cross-continental wild beer from Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks . “We have been toying around with the idea of a currant-infused beer for several years now,” said Barrelworks’ Master Blender Jim Crooks. “We finally decided to strike when we were able to score beautiful whole black currants from a farmer in Poland, which is renowned as one of the world’s finest currant-growing regions.” The result is a wildly flavorful beer that is bursting with rich currant goodness. This inaugural release of UnderCurrants will begin rolling out next week to all Firestone Walker markets in limited draft and 375-ml bottle formats. It is the second of five bottled Barrelworks wild ale releases slated for 2018. The Making of UnderCurrants After hand harvesting in Poland, the...

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Stone White Geist Berliner Weisse label BeerPulse
Year-Round release from Stone Brewing – Berlin to be imported for a limited time (Escondido, CA) – Just two short years after the history-making opening of Stone Brewing – Berlin, the brewery’s beers are now distributed to 25 European countries, making Stone one of the most widely distributed and sought after breweries in Germany. Not content to rest on the hoppy laurels of the company’s world-renowned reputation for American IPAs, the latest in the brewery’s year-round selection is the Stone White Geist Berliner Weisse. Brewed true to the style’s namesake origin of Berlin, the tart and refreshing beer is now enjoying a special limited availability in the US. For the history buffs: The Berliner Weisse is a style dating back to at least the 16th century, and to this day, European appellation labeling standards require that a beer must be brewed within the city of Berlin to call the beer...

Full Sail Summa Time Lime Lager bottles BeerPulse
(Hood River, OR) – Summertime along the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River has a no-shirt, no-shoes, no-problem kind of vibe, and Full Sail Brewing Co.’s latest Pub Series offering brings that on-the-beach attitude to you wherever your summer finds you. “I’m super happy with how this beer turned out,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Greg Doss. “We designed Summa’ Time Lime around the idea of adding a slice of lime to my favorite summer lager and the result is a light, refreshing, crushable lager with a hint of lime for enjoying at the beach or on the river.” Celeia and Northern Brewer hops, pilsner malt and flaked yellow corn, and a hint of lime work seamlessly together in this thirst-quenching, fresh and zesty, easy-drinking lager. Full Sail Summa’ Time Lime Lager is available May to August in 6-packs, on draft and in the Full Sail Trophy Case variety pack. 4.5%...

Crooked Stave Stone Fruit Harvest Weekend 2018 BeerPulse
Denver, CO – Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is excited to announce Persica Day, centered around the brewery’s yearly release of Persica, their most coveted Golden Sour Ale aged with local Palisade Peaches. The brewery’s first rendition of Persia was released in 2011 and continues to be released nearly every year at the Crooked Stave taproom. For 2018, Persica Day and the Stone Fruit Harvest Weekend will focus on Colorado’s wonderful local peaches and various stone fruit. “Primary fermented with our mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria, Persica further ages in large oak foeders with Palisade Peaches. We are especially excited about our Harvest 2017 peaches that were used in our upcoming release since they are the exact same varieties and blend as we first used in 2011,” states Chad Yakobson, Crooked Stave Owner and Brewmaster. “We are always striving to recreate that first perfect batch, and this year...

telegraph west swell juicy ipa can beerpulse
(Santa Barbara, CA) – When a West Swell comes to the Santa Barbara coast it changes everything, bringing big surf and new opportunities for adventure. Our newest beer, West Swell Juicy India Pale Ale, is creating change, too, and helping further the evolution of the West Coast IPA. It’s pretty hazy, VERY JUICY, and full of that soulful, unrestrained approach to the California lifestyle “We approach brewing new beers very intentionally and very carefully, and for a beer like this, being early wasn’t important to us. We wanted to ensure that West Swell is a beer that every hophead and every craft-beer lover in Santa Barbara can be proud to call their hometown beer and that would also delight IPA fans up and down the West Coast,” says Telegraph Founder Brian Thompson. West Swell is brewed with excessive amounts of late addition Citra and Simcoe hops, then further dry hopped...

Port Nelson the Greeter BeerPulse
(San Marcos, CA) – Port Brewing Co is set to release the 2nd iteration of Nelson the Greeter IPA this March. Paying homage to the rather (in)famous surf spot/clothing optional beach in San Diego, Nelson the Greeter is the newest hoppy offering from Port Brewing. Using the brash flavors of Nelson hops to lead the charge, The Greeter has a strong hop-supporting cast using Denali, Lemon Drop, and Mosaic varietals to round out this IPA. Notes of Gooseberry and passion fruit dominate the nose with clean tangerine and freshly cut stone fruit notes leading to a smooth bitter citrus finish. “Last year was the first time we’ve been able to brew with Nelson hops for The Greeter,” said Steve Burchill, Head Brewer of Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey/ The Hop Concept. “Playing off what we learned, I think we were able to bring out even more of notes...

Left Hand cans 2018 Q1 lineup BeerPulse
Chai, Honey, and Hops – Seasonal & Limited Beers for Every Mood Chai Milk Stout Nitro, Well Played, Saison au Miel, and Left Hand IPA (Longmont, CO) – The start of the year means new ingredients, new hops, and of course new beers. The beginning of the 2018 beer lineup includes the newest beer in Left Hand Brewing’s nitro can series, the much-anticipated Chai Milk Stout Nitro, plus the new Left Hand IPA, and two favorite returning seasonal beers. Chai Milk Stout Nitro – A custom blend of cloves, ginger and intensely flavored spices are smoothed out by the sweetness of our infamous Milk Stout and nitrogen cascade … right from the can. This beer was first brewed for our annual Nitro Fest event this past November. It was such a favorite, we decided to share it with all of our nitro-loving beer fans as the newest beer in our nitro...

Beer Marketing and Tourism Conference BeerPulse
[Sponsored Post] Doug Campbell to speak to brewery and tourism industries in Burlington, Vermont, March 6-8 (Red Lodge, MT) – Zephyr Conferences, organizers of the Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference , has announced Doug Campbell, President of Brewery Ommegang, will serve as keynote speaker. “We know our attendees are eager to hear from Mr. Campbell,”” says Ryan Newhouse, Marketing Director for Zephyr Conferences’ two annual craft beer conferences. “”He is a 13-year beer and spirits industry veteran and is now in charge of a Belgian-style brewery that turns 21 years old this year. But also pertinent to our audience is the fact that Brewery Ommegang is a “beercation” destination, hosting everything from big-name concerts to an annual summer fest, Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, which draws over 3,000 attendees and 100-plus breweries from around the world.” Additionally, Brewery Ommegang is one of six establishments of the Cooperstown Beverage Trail, New York...

Pelican Beak Bender bottle BeerPulse
Leaning on its own unique dry-hopping technique, Pelican creates the ultimate new school IPA—a recipe long on creativity, flavor and aroma (Pacific City, OR) — With a flair for exploring all the delicious ways to tap the full spectrum of hop flavors and aroma, Pelican Brewing Company this week adds what brewers are calling the ‘ultimate IPA’ to its year-round lineup. Leaning on its pioneering dry-hopping invention to extract even more character from its ingredients, Pelican has crafted Beak Bender, a contemporary hop-forward yet astonishingly drinkable IPA. A super clean bitterness and punchy, juicy hop flavor are the hallmarks of this unique beer. Bountiful quantities of Citra and El Dorado hops offer aromas and flavors reminiscent of luminous citrus and zesty orange balanced against a lean malt bill for a well-attenuated delicious new brew. Beak Bender rounds out Pelican’s scope of IPAs with a delicious new twist on a classic—and...

Black Project bottles BeerPulse
[Photo provided by Black Project] (Denver, CO) – CYGNUS: Cherry (Blend B) is a blend of three years of traditional, Lambic-inspired, coolship spontaneous ale, that follows the Méthode Traditionnelle guidelines. The blended base beer was refermented with two different kinds of whole tart cherries, Montmorency and Balaton, including the cherry pits which adds to the classic complexity and flavor associated with Kriek. After several months of aging the beer on cherries in oak barrels, the beer was removed and stored. Then more base beer was added to the cherries, extracting more color and a milder nuanced flavor. The first-use and second-use beers were then blended together to age further. Finally, the strong cherry beer was blended down to final fruit level for bottling with hand-selected 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year beer from barrels. Two blends were created, each with their own unique character and final fruit level, due to this blending...

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