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Craft Beer Storm

Michael Power

A Podcast dedicated to educating Beer Drinkers across the Planet about Craft Beer and that there IS an alternative to watered down, mass-produced beer. Join us on our Mission and spread the word! Published every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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Juicy or Hazy Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
-Color – Straw to deep gold
-Clarity: Low to very high degree of cloudiness is typical of these beers. Starch, yeast, hop, protein and/or other compounds contribute to a wide range of hazy appearance within this category.
-Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Low to high malt aroma and flavor may be present
-Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: High to very high hop aroma and flavor are present, with attributes typical of hops from any origin.
-Perceived Bitterness: Low to medium. Perceived impression of bitterness is soft and well-integrated into overall balance, and may differ significantly from measured or calculated IBU levels.
-Body : Medium to high. Perceived silky or full mouthfeel may contribute to overall flavor profile.
-Additional notes: Grist may include a small amount of oat, wheat or other adjuncts to promote haziness. Descriptors such as "juicy" are often used to describe the taste and aroma hop-derived attributes present in these beers.
-ABV: 7.6%-10.6%
-Glassware: Pint Glass
Examples from GABF Winners List 2019
Gold Medal: Extra Extra Juicy Bits
WeldWerks Brewing Co. Greeley CO
8.4% ABV
Notes from Brewery: Brewed with more than 12.5 lbs per barrel of Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops, Extra Extra Juicy Bits epitomizes excess. And yet, against all odds, this absurdly hopped Double IPA manages to find balance, thanks to the soft, creamy mouthfeel and smooth finish contributed by the white wheat malt, flaked oats, and flaked wheat added. With notes of tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, peach, and grapefruit, Extra Extra Juicy Bits is bursting with so much fruit juice character that it makes you question whether or not actual fruit was added. But there is just enough bitterness to keep the beer grounded and remind you that it’s a Double IPA.
Silver Medal: Juice Jockey
Phantom Ales Anaheim CA
8.7% ABV
Notes from Brewery : The return of Juice Jockey is here! This hazy DIPA is loaded with a few favorites, Citra and Strata hops. You get massive aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit accompanied by a rich, soft, & pillowy mouth feel. Come get this delicious 8.7% crusher before its all gone!
Craft Beer Storm Website:
www.craftbeerstorm.com
If your Company, Hotel or Restaurant wants to book a CraftBeer Weekend or Craft Beer Evening for your guests or employees send an email to Michael@craftbeerstorm.com
Subscribe to Craft Beer Storm Podcast iTunes:
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Support ACS In NYC Marathon
“32K In 64 days” - I signed up for the NYC Marathon through the American Cancer Society and I am aiming to raise $32,000 ($3,200 Minimum X 10X) - please follow link below to donate what you can - $25, $50, $30K! - Onward... - Here is link –
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*** A Top 20 Podcast in Food on iTunes ***
Michael Potorti is the Host of Craft Beer Storm and Founder/Brewer at Beara Brewing Co. in Portsmouth, NH
*** Interested in starting your own brewery? Our Portsmouth, NH TURNKEY facility is for sale! Follow link for more info:
https://www.neren.com/Listing/2800-Lafayette-Rd-12A/5cdda2dabf34cb9150a7faeb
Michael Potorti
Founder/Brewer
Host of "Craft Beer Storm" Podcast
michael@craftbeerstorm.com
michael@bearairishbrew.com
*** Come visit our brewery for some delicious local craft brew! ***
Beara Brewing Co.
2800 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Tel. (857) 342-3272
www.bearairishbrew.com
Like us on
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BearaIrishBrewingCo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BearaIrishBrew
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beara-brewing-co-30776075/
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Michael continues his journey at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival and interviews Ann Obenchain, Marketing Director at the Brewers Association and Brewers from Stone Brewing Co.
Craft Beer Storm Website:
www.craftbeerstorm.com
If your Company, Hotel or Restaurant wants to book a CraftBeer Weekend or Craft Beer Evening for your guests or employees send an email to Michael@craftbeerstorm.com
Subscribe to Craft Beer Storm Podcast iTunes:
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Support ACS In NYC Marathon
- I signed up for the NYC Marathon through the American Cancer Society and I am aiming to raise $ - please follow link below to donate what you can - $25, $50, $30K! - Onward... - Here is link –
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=94035&pg=personal&px=49477898&fbclid=IwAR2mBEvhF1wMA_BbHPhkavichNSFrE9Y9gi2RVZzfQ_4Da5Sht7gvH9rY_k
*** A Top 20 Podcast in Food on iTunes ***
Michael Potorti is the Host of Craft Beer Storm and Founder/Brewer at Beara Brewing Co. in Portsmouth, NH
*** Interested in starting your own brewery? Our Portsmouth, NH TURNKEY facility is for sale! Follow link for more info:
https://www.neren.com/Listing/2800-Lafayette-Rd-12A/5cdda2dabf34cb9150a7faeb
Michael Potorti
Founder/Brewer
Host of "Craft Beer Storm" Podcast
michael@craftbeerstorm.com
michael@bearairishbrew.com
*** Come visit our brewery for some delicious local craft brew! ***
Beara Brewing Co.
2800 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Tel. (857) 342-3272
www.bearairishbrew.com
Like us on
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bearairishbrew/?hl=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BearaIrishBrewingCo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BearaIrishBrew
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beara-brewing-co-30776075/
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Craft Brew News 10/25/2019
(Courtesy of Brewbound –
www.Brewbound.com)
Smithsonian to Open Beer Industry Exhibit
A new exhibit that the Smithsonian National Museum of American History will highlight beer and its history in the U.S. “Brewing a Revolution” will join the museum’s permanent “FOOD: Transforming the American Table” exhibit on Friday, October 25.
According to a press release, “Visitors will see artifacts, archival materials and photographs that originated in the homebrewing and microbrewing movements of California and Colorado in the 1960s through 1980s — the beginning of the craft beer ‘revolution,’
Key artifacts on display include the coveralls of former Anchor Brewing owner Fritz Maytag’, a homebrewing spoon that belonged to Brewers Association founder Charlie Papazian, and a travel notebook that belonged to New Belgium Brewing co-founders Kim Jordan and Jeff Lebesch.
The opening of the display will be showcased in November during an event for Smithsonian Food History Weekend. “The Last Call: Brewing History After-Hours” takes place on Friday, November 8 and features Maytag, Papazian, Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman, and University of California, Davis professor emeritus Michael Lewis.
Braxton Brewing’s Vive to be Official Hard Seltzer of the Indiana Pacers
Braxton Brewing Company’s Vive Hard Seltzer is now the official hard seltzer of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, a move that brings the brand into Indiana and continues its string of sponsorships of professional sports teams.
The product will be available in 16 oz. cans at the Pacers’ arena, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, in Indianapolis. Cans will be available at off-premise retailers in Indiana in early November.
In addition to the Pacers, Braxton has struck partnership deals for Vive with the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets and MLS’ FC Cincinnati.
“With a fast upward trajectory, Vive continues to establish itself as a leader within the hard seltzer category,” a press release said.
Ex-BrewDog CEO Launches CBD Beverage Line
Former BrewDog USA CEO Tanisha Robinson will launch a line of sparkling, CBD-infused drinks, according to a report from Columbus Alive.
BrewDog founders James Watt and Martin Dickie will invest in Robinson’s new company, W*nder.
Robinson was tapped to lead the Scotland-headquartered craft brewery’s U.S. operations in 2017.
W*nder plans to donate 4% of profits to investments in entrepreneurs in communities that cannabis prohibition has harmed, according to the outlet. It will launch with four flavors with pop culture-inspired names: Breakfast Club, which has blood orange, mint and ginger; Born to Run, which has lemon and rosemary; Fast Times, which has cucumber, mint and lime; and Night Moves, which has blueberry and basil.
Allagash Brewing Company Pledges to Help Keep Portland’s Drinking Water Clean
Allagash Brewing Company has announced a pledge to donate ten cents for every barrel of beer brewed to Sebago Clean Waters (SCW), a collaborative effort of nine conservation organizations working to protect water quality, community well-being, a vibrant economy, and fish and wildlife in the Sebago region through voluntary forestland conservation. At an amount of approximately $10,000 per year, these funds will go directly toward helping SCW preserve the quality of the drinking water in Sebago Lake.
Portland draws its water from Sebago Lake, located just northwest of the city. One out of six Mainers (more than 200,000 people) and Maine’s fastest growing businesses depend on Sebago Lake for their drinking water. The lake supplies 22 million gallons of clean drinking water per day.
That clean water is largely due to the forests that surround the lake—84% of the 234,000-acre Sebago watershed is covered by forests. The goal of the SCW and Allagash partnership is to conserve more forests surrounding the lakes, streams, and rivers that feed Sebago Lake. Currently, only 10% of Sebago watershed forests is permanently conserved.
Paul Hunt, the Portland Water District’s Environmental Services Manager said “Sebago Lake is so pure that it is one of only 50 public surface water supplies in the entire country that require no filtration before treatment. “The forests are the natural filtration plant for Sebago Lake. Keeping it clean and naturally filtered like this means that our water is safer, less expensive, and tastes better than if the lake were degraded and we had to filter it artificially.”
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Imperial India Pale Ale
-Color – Gold to copper
-Clarity: Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures. Haze created by dry hopping is allowable at any temperature.
-Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Low to High
-Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Hop aroma and flavor is very high. Hop character should be fresh and evident, derived from any variety of hops. Hop flavor should not be harsh.
-Perceived Bitterness: Very high but not harsh
-Body : Medium to full
-Additional notes: This style of beer should exhibit the fresh character of hops. Oxidized or aged character should not be present.
-ABV: 7.6%-10.6%
-Glassware: Pint Glass
Examples from GABF Winners List 2019
Gold Medal: Double Cone
Alvarado Street Brewery Salinas CA
9.3% ABV
Notes from Brewery: “Hop Bomb” would be cliché to describe this beer. It goes way beyond that – intense aromas of pineapple, freshly crushed gooseberry, orange pith and the whole spectrum of “dank” blast through the glass. That’s what you get with nearly five pounds per barrel of Nelson, Mosaic, and Citra hops.
Silver Medal: Westbound Double IPA
Westbound and Down Brewing Co. Idaho Springs CO
9.3% ABV
Notes from Brewery : We did not hold back on this DIPA. A ludicrous amount of Vic Secret, Galaxy, Mosaic, and Cryo Mosaic hops pack big aromas of tangerine, blueberry, papaya, and other tropical fruits. Even with all of those hops you do get a nice sweet biscuit malt profile, that ends in a clean dry finish.
Craft Beer Storm Website:
www.craftbeerstorm.com
If your Company, Hotel or Restaurant wants to book a CraftBeer Weekend or Craft Beer Evening for your guests or employees send an email to Michael@craftbeerstorm.com
Subscribe to Craft Beer Storm Podcast iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/craft-beer-storm/id1438117278?mt=2
Support ACS In NYC Marathon
“32K In 64 days” - I signed up for the NYC Marathon through the American Cancer Society and I am aiming to raise $32,000 ($3,200 Minimum X 10X) - please follow link below to donate what you can - $25, $50, $30K! - Onward... - Here is link –
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=94035&pg=personal&px=49477898&fbclid=IwAR2mBEvhF1wMA_BbHPhkavichNSFrE9Y9gi2RVZzfQ_4Da5Sht7gvH9rY_k
*** A Top 20 Podcast in Food on iTunes ***
Michael Potorti is the Host of Craft Beer Storm and Founder/Brewer at Beara Brewing Co. in Portsmouth, NH
*** Interested in starting your own brewery? Our Portsmouth, NH TURNKEY facility is for sale! Follow link for more info:
https://www.neren.com/Listing/2800-Lafayette-Rd-12A/5cdda2dabf34cb9150a7faeb
Michael Potorti
Founder/Brewer
Host of "Craft Beer Storm" Podcast
michael@craftbeerstorm.com
michael@bearairishbrew.com
*** Come visit our brewery for some delicious local craft brew! ***
Beara Brewing Co.
2800 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Tel. (857) 342-3272
www.bearairishbrew.com
Like us on
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bearairishbrew/?hl=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BearaIrishBrewingCo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BearaIrishBrew
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beara-brewing-co-30776075/
**LISTEN to our Craft Beer Storm Podcast and share with a friend**
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Michael continues his journey at the Great American Beer Festival with local Denver breweries. He talks to the following brewers who are making the magic happen:
Jason Buehler, Brewer - Ceveceria Colorado -
https://www.cerveceriacolorado.com/
Lucia, Brewer - Ceveceria Itanyene - Mexico City
Judd Belstock, Brewer - Dos Luces - https://dosluces.com/
Craft Beer Storm Website: www.craftbeerstorm.com
If your Company, Hotel or Restaurant wants to book a CraftBeer Weekend or Craft Beer Evening for your guests or employees send an email to Michael@craftbeerstorm.com
Subscribe to Craft Beer Storm Podcast iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/craft-beer-storm/id1438117278?mt=2
Support ACS In NYC Marathon
“32K In 64 days” - I signed up for the NYC Marathon through the American Cancer Society and I am aiming to raise $32,000 ($3,200 Minimum X 10X) - please follow link below to donate what you can - $25, $50, $30K! - Onward... - Here is link –
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=94035&pg=personal&px=49477898&fbclid=IwAR2mBEvhF1wMA_BbHPhkavichNSFrE9Y9gi2RVZzfQ_4Da5Sht7gvH9rY_k
*** A Top 20 Podcast in Food on iTunes ***
Michael Potorti is the Host of Craft Beer Storm and Founder/Brewer at Beara Brewing Co. in Portsmouth, NH
*** Interested in starting your own brewery? Our Portsmouth, NH TURNKEY facility is for sale! Follow link for more info:
https://www.neren.com/Listing/2800-Lafayette-Rd-12A/5cdda2dabf34cb9150a7faeb
Michael Potorti
Founder/Brewer
Host of "Craft Beer Storm" Podcast
michael@craftbeerstorm.com
michael@bearairishbrew.com
*** Come visit our brewery for some delicious local craft brew! ***
Beara Brewing Co.
2800 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Tel. (857) 342-3272
www.bearairishbrew.com
Like us on
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bearairishbrew/?hl=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BearaIrishBrewingCo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BearaIrishBrew
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beara-brewing-co-30776075/
**LISTEN to our Craft Beer Storm Podcast and share with a friend**
Craft Beer Storm Podcast iTunes:
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Craft Brew News 10/18/19
(courtesy of Brewbound –
www.brewbound.com)
Anheuser-Busch Accuses MillerCoors of Stealing Confidential Beer Recipes
The legal battle between the two largest beer makers in the U.S. escalated today, as Anheuser-Busch today accused MillerCoors of breaking state and federal laws by stealing trade secrets regarding beer recipes for its two top-selling brands, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra.
A-B alleges that two of its former employees who now work for MillerCoors and its parent company Molson Coors either shared confidential trade secrets with their current employers or sought information from current employees about the making of A-B products.
MillerCoors VP of communications and community affairs Adam Collins issued a statement accusing A-B of “trying to distract from the basic fact that they intentionally misled American consumers.”
The allegations are the latest salvo in the ongoing legal friction between the large beer manufacturers. In March, MillerCoors filed a deceptive advertising lawsuit in federal court against A-B for launching Bud Light Super Bowl commercials that pointed out the use of corn syrup in the brewing process of Miller Lite and Coors Light.
A-B’s filing today points to two of its former employees: one who serves as Molson Coors’ VP of global quality and food safety, and a brewer for MillerCoors at its Golden, Colorado-based brewery, who previously worked at A-B’s Cartersville, Georgia-based production facility.
In its counterclaims, A-B argues that its trade secrets are its “most important assets — specifically, the means and manner in which it brews its most popular beers.”
Boulder Beer Retrenches, Pivots to Brewpub Model
Citing increased competition in a crowded marketplace, Boulder Beer Company announced today that it would cease distribution and focus on its brewpub business.
Boulder Beer director of marketing Tess McFadden said the 40-year-old Boulder, Colorado-based beer company will pivot to a brewpub business model once the last batches of production beer leave its facility.
As part of the transition, Boulder will lay off about 20 of its 50 employees over the next two months as operations wind down, she added.
Production at Boulder Beer, which was founded in 1979 by David Hummer and Randolph “Stick” Ware, a pair of University of Colorado-Boulder astrophysics professors and homebrewers, has declined steadily in recent years. Last year, the company produced 16,305 barrels of beer, down 44% from its peak of 29,333 barrels in 2014.
According to McFadden, the company plans to buy a seven-barrel brewhouse and will transform its production area into an event space. The brewpub will continue serving Boulder beers, as well as a barbecue-focused menu.
Boulder Beer plans to sell the majority of its equipment. However, the company plans to keep its 50-barrel brewhouse, which remain as a decorative artifact.
Tree House Brewing Makes Million Dollar Investment for New Warehouse
Massachusetts’s Tree House Brewing is expanding once again at its Charlton-based production brewery and headquarters.
Earlier this month, Tree House co-founder Nate Lanier tweeted an aerial image of a large construction site next to the existing facility with the “shhh” emoji. Questions from curious followers rolled in, but Lanier did not publicly answer them.
However, according to a report in the Worcester Telegram, Tree House is constructing a 76,700 sq. ft. warehouse adjacent to its existing building. The expansion necessitated the purchase of 41 acres of neighboring land.
Tree House’s meteoric rise over the last few years made it 42nd fastest growing brewery in 2018, according to national trade group the Brewers Association’s (BA).
Since 2015, the first year the BA has Tree House’s production volumes on record, Tree House’s production has increased from 2,350 barrels that year, to 44,250 barrels in 2018, an increase of 130% from 2017 levels, according to the BA.
Tree House sells the vast majority of its beer directly to consumers at its Charlton facility.
Nielsen: Active Lifestyle Beers Offer Big Opportunity for Craft, IPAs Remain Dominant Style and Value Tops Volume
Consumers are considering health and wellness more and drinking less but willing to spend more on alcoholic beverages when they do drink, members of market research firm Nielsen’s beverage alcohol team shared during last week’s Brewers Association Power Hour webinar.
Here are three takeaways from Nielsen’s latest update on craft’s mid-year performance.
Consumers More Mindful of Health and Wellness
Consumers are now more concerned about health and wellness than any other topic, according to the Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey, in collaboration with Nielsen.
The most common reason respondents gave for drinking less is that they’re prioritizing health and about half of resp...
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Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale
-Color – Straw to deep gold
-Clarity: Low to very high degree of cloudiness is typical of these beers. Starch, yeast, hop, protein and/or other compounds contribute to a wide range of hazy appearance within this category.
-Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Low to low-medium malt aroma and flavor may be present
-Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Medium-high to very high hop aroma and flavor are present, with attributes typical of hops from any origin.
-Perceived Bitterness: Medium-Low to medium.
-Body : Medium-low to medium-high. Perceived silky or full mouthfeel may contribute to overall flavor profile.
-Additional Notes: Grist may include a small amount of oat, wheat or other adjuncts to promote haziness. Descriptors such as "juicy" are often used to describe the taste and aroma hop-derived attributes present in these beers.
-ABV: 6.3%-7.5%
-Glassware: Pint Glass
Examples from GABF Winners List 2019
Gold Medal: Beezer
Old Irving Brewing Co. Chicago IL
ABV: 6.9%
Notes from Brewery: Citra and Mosaic double dry-hopped IPA. 2019 GABF Gold Medal Winner.
Silver Medal: Hazy IPA
City Lights Brewing Co. Milwaukee WI
ABV: 7 %
Notes from Brewery: Massive late additions of Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops give this beer a strong tropical aroma and flavor. A simple grain bill of 2 row base malt, wheat, and flaked oats give this beer a beautiful full body; and the high protein content contributes to a pleasant haze. To further accentuate the tropical flavor and aroma we double dry hop this beer with Vic Secret hops. Vic Secret is a newer aroma hop out of New Zealand characterized by its strong tropical fruit flavors and aromas. Even with the massive amount of hops we use this beer comes in at only 35 IBUs; low in bitterness but huge in hop flavor.
Craft Beer Storm Website:
www.craftbeerstorm.com
If your Company, Hotel or Restaurant wants to book a CraftBeer Weekend or Craft Beer Evening for your guests or employees send an email to Michael@craftbeerstorm.com
Subscribe to Craft Beer Storm Podcast iTunes:
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Support ACS In NYC Marathon
I signed up for the NYC Marathon through the American Cancer Society and I am aiming to raise $32,000 ($3,200 Minimum X 10X) - please follow link below to donate what you can - $25, $50, $30K! - Onward... - Here is link –
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=94035&pg=personal&px=49477898&fbclid=IwAR2mBEvhF1wMA_BbHPhkavichNSFrE9Y9gi2RVZzfQ_4Da5Sht7gvH9rY_k
*** A Top 20 Podcast in Food on iTunes ***
Michael Potorti is the Host of Craft Beer Storm and Founder/Brewer at Beara Brewing Co. in Portsmouth, NH
*** Interested in starting your own brewery? Our Portsmouth, NH TURNKEY facility is for sale! Follow link for more info:
https://www.neren.com/Listing/2800-Lafayette-Rd-12A/5cdda2dabf34cb9150a7faeb
Michael Potorti
Founder/Brewer
Host of "Craft Beer Storm" Podcast
michael@craftbeerstorm.com
michael@bearairishbrew.com
*** Come visit our brewery for some delicious local craft brew! ***
Beara Brewing Co.
2800 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Tel. (857) 342-3272
www.bearairishbrew.com
Like us on
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bearairishbrew/?hl=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BearaIrishBrewingCo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BearaIrishBrew
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beara-brewing-co-30776075/
**LISTEN to our Craft Beer Storm Podcast and share with a friend**
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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/craft-beer-storm/id1438117278
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Michael continues the journey at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival in Denver where he visits the American Homebrewers, Heavy Medal and ProAm Sections to get to know more about their roles in the world of Craft Beer.
American Homebrewers Association -
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/contact-us/
Heavy Medal - https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/news/heavy-medal-booth-will-rock/
Pro Am - https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/the-competition/pro-am-competition/
Craft Beer Storm Website: www.craftbeerstorm.com
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Hampton, NH
The Victoria Inn Bed & Breakfast and Pavilion
Craft Beer Weekend - Dates: October 25-27, 2019
Friday - Food / Beer Pairing at Inn / Q&A Brewer's Panel
Saturday - Beer Bus takes you to local Breweries/Dinner
Sunday - Kegs N Eggs and BeerMosas
Availability: Limited - Book NOW!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/craft-beer-storm-weekend-tickets-74469531373
If your Company, Hotel or Restaurant wants to book a CraftBeer Weekend or Craft Beer Evening for your guests or employees send an email to Michael@craftbeerstorm.com
Subscribe to Craft Beer Storm Podcast iTunes:
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Support ACS In NYC Marathon
“32K In 64 days” - I signed up for the NYC Marathon through the American Cancer Society and I am aiming to raise $32,000 ($3,200 Minimum X 10X) - please follow link below to donate what you can - $25, $50, $30K! - Onward... - Here is link –
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=94035&pg=personal&px=49477898&fbclid=IwAR2mBEvhF1wMA_BbHPhkavichNSFrE9Y9gi2RVZzfQ_4Da5Sht7gvH9rY_k
*** A Top 20 Podcast in Food on iTunes ***
Michael Potorti is the Host of Craft Beer Storm and Founder/Brewer at Beara Brewing Co. in Portsmouth, NH
*** Interested in starting your own brewery? Our Portsmouth, NH TURNKEY facility is for sale! Follow link for more info:
https://www.neren.com/Listing/2800-Lafayette-Rd-12A/5cdda2dabf34cb9150a7faeb
Michael Potorti
Founder/Brewer
Host of "Craft Beer Storm" Podcast
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Craft Brew News 10/11/19
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Wrapping up the 2019 Great American Beer Festival
About 60,000 people attended last week’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver, but the 2019 edition of national trade group the Brewers Association’s (BA) largest consumer-facing event may mark the last in which beer is the only featured alcoholic beverage.
Leaders within the not-for-profit trade group told Brewbound that discussions are ongoing about opening up future festivals to other alcoholic beverages beyond beer that craft breweries are making. Could there be a beyond beer pavilion? A section dedicated to hard seltzer? At this point, the organizers say they are keeping an open mind as they try to attract more consumers to the annual event.
Although this year’s GABF didn’t sell out completely, three of the four sessions, on Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening, each sold out
Seen on the Floor ...
Although there seemed to be more room on the floor this year, lines still jammed up sections where popular brewers — including Russian River, the Lost Abbey, Avery Brewing, WeldWerks, Rhinegeist Brewery and more — were located.
Brooklyn Brewery made a statement with its booth, highlighting its non-alcoholic beer, Special Effects, which will launch in select markets this fall before hitting the company’s 30-state footprint in 2020.
Pernod Ricard-owned Jameson Irish Whiskey’s barrel-aged beer garden continued to be a major draw within the festival and a big winner over the weekend. Although the company’s advertisements weren’t as ubiquitous as in 2018, the company again wrapped public transportation with Caskmates ads.
Meanwhile, Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman kicked off Thursday’s GABF session by showing off the legendary Chico, California-headquartered craft brewery’s first brewhouse. Grossman recently reacquired the brewhouse in a trade with Mad River, and the company is sending the brewhouse on the road, starting with San Francisco Beer Week in February and Homebrew Con in Nashville in June. Grossman told Brewbound that he plans to make some legs of the trip with the brewhouse, which is still operational.
Best Booth Goes to ...
For the second consecutive year, New Belgium put together the festival’s most eye-catching booth. The double-sided stand featured a “Fat Tire” branded ski lodge bar on one side, complete with a bubble hockey game, while the other side featured a more traditional bar along with a photo booth called the “Mini Bar.” The Fort Collins-headquartered craft brewery continued to raise the game within the fest.
Sam Calagione Leads Boston Beer’s Annual Breakfast
Boston Beer Company founder Jim Koch’s 35-year streak of attending GABF was broken this year. Koch was noticeably absent from Friday’s annual breakfast with members of the media, although he did appear via a pre-recorded video from Munich, where he was selecting hops.
In Koch’s stead was Dogfish Head co-founder Sam Calagione, whose company merged with Boston Beer Company earlier this year.
Unlike past years, Boston Beer did not announce its big innovation for the coming year. However, the company did unveil a limited-release Samuel Adams-Dogfish Head collaboration beer called CollaBEEration, a continually hopped pilsner brewed with honey from Brooklyn and Zambezi. The beer will only be available starting October 11 at Samuel Adams’ taproom in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood and at Dogfish Head’s taproom in Milton, Delaware.
Boston Beer also announced the return of Utopias, the biennial “extreme beer” that checks in at 28% ABV, and which the company claims is illegal in 15 states. The beer will be released in select markets on October 15 for a suggested retail price of $210. The beer will also be on tap at the Samuel Adams taproom in Cincinnati during an anniversary event on November 15.
Calagione also announced the 2020 release of World Wide Stout, which has been aged in Utopias barrels.
And the Winner is ...
Of a possible 321 medals in 2,017 beer style categories during the 33rd annual GABF competition, the BA awarded 318 medals. A total of 283 breweries won medals this year.
In the most entered category — Juicy or Hazy IPA — Chicago’s Old Irving Brewing’s Breezer took home the gold.
Other gold medal winners from the most entered style categories included, Denver-based Comrade Brewing’s More Dodge Less RAM winning for American-style IPA; Austin-based Elmo Brewing’s Roxanne winning for Fruited American-Style Sour Ale; Indianapolis-based Blind Owl Brewery’s Parliament Drive winning for German-Style Pilsener; and Salinas, California-based Alvarado Street Brewery’s Double Cone winning for Imperial IPA.
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Craft Brew News 11/01/19
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Molson Coors CEO Discusses Restructuring Plans, New Hard Seltzer Launch During Q3 Earnings Call
Molson Coors’ future direction became more clear today following the announcement that the company will restructure its operations and slash its workforce.
The $150 million annual savings will be reinvested in marketing to support core brands such as Coors Light and Miller Lite, drive innovation in non-beer products such as Cape Line Sparkling Cocktails and Arnold Palmer Spiked, and above-premium offerings such as Blue Moon and Peroni.
The prioritizing of beyond beer products is reflected in the company’s new name, effective in 2020: Molson Coors Beverage Company. This move makes Molson Coors the first among the world’s largest beer companies to remove “beer” or “brewing” from its name.
Among these beyond beer innovations is Vizzy, a 5% ABV, 100-calorie hard seltzer “infused with super fruits,” according to a slide during the earnings presentation.
During Q3, Molson Coors’ company-wide revenue declined 3.2%, to $2.8 billion, while worldwide brand volumes declined 2.4%.
For 2020, which Molson Coors is labeling a “transition year,” the company is estimating net sales revenue to be flat to down low-single digits.
Truly Hard Seltzer Boosts Boston Beer Company to Double-Digit Growth
Boston Beer Company reported strong earnings during its third-quarter earnings call Tuesday evening.
Boston Beer founder Jim Koch said, “I am tremendously proud of the efforts of all of our coworkers in achieving our sixth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth,”
Hard seltzer continued to drive the lion’s share of Boston Beer’s growth. Truly Hard Seltzer generated triple-digit volume growth during a quarter in which the company launched Truly Draft, announced a new Watermelon Kiwi flavor, reformulated all Truly flavors, revealed plans to launch Truly Hard Seltzer Lemonade in early 2020, struck a sponsorship deal with the National Hockey League, and released a new Truly television campaign featuring actor Keegan-Michael Key.
To accomodate Truly’s growth, Boston Beer will add a canning line to its production brewery in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, and the company has “significantly increased our available sleek can capacity at third-party breweries”.
Courtesy of AP
Last call: Utah is set to tap out on low-alcohol beer sales
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first change to beer alcohol limits since the end of Prohibition nearly a century ago is coming to Utah.
The state will become the next-to-last in the country to say goodbye to lower-alcohol 3.2% beer on Friday, when drinkers welcome new, slightly stronger brews to grocery stores, gas stations and bars.
Lawmakers have raised the limits to a still-low 4% by weight, yielding as large breweries decided to stop making lower-alcohol suds for a market that’s shrinking amid changing laws. The change leaves Minnesota as the last state to have 3.2% beer.
Almost the entire country once had similar limits, said Maureen Ogle, author of “Ambitious Brew: A History of American Beer.” It was set by Congress to allow lighter brews to be made before the formal end of Prohibition in 1933.
In the last remaining holdout, Minnesota Republican Sen. Karin Housley said she would “aggressively pursue legislation to modernize our state’s antiquated liquor laws” during the next legislative session.
In Utah, the state’s predominant religious faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, teaches abstinence from alcohol and strict liquor laws continue to hold sway. Last year, lawmakers passed the lowest DUI threshold in the country at .05%.
This year, though, big retailers like Wal-Mart and others pushed for changes so they could keep their stores stocked with national beer brands. The new 4% limit, also measured as 5% by volume, was a compromise with the influential church, which had opposed going higher.
The makers of national beers like Budweiser are marking the occasion with new marketing efforts in the state. The iconic Budweiser Clydesdale were in Salt Lake City this week to mark the occasion with a mock funeral, compete with life-sized coffin and costumed grim-reaper pallbearers walking the streets to cheers.
(Courtesy of US News and World Report)
Spiked Seltzer vs. Beer: Which Is Healthier?
SPIKED SELTZER IS having a moment. First, flavored fizzy waters became popular. Now brands are adding alcohol into the mix. According to Nielsen, hard seltzer sales have increased by more than 200% in the past year. Much of this growth is thought to be driven by people seeking alternatives beyond malt beverages and beer.
Spiked seltzers sit in a unique space between beer and traditional mixed drinks. This isn't your standard seltzer or soda water poured over vodka or gin. The alcohol in spiked seltzer drinks com...
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