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Beer News at TheBeerSpot - April 2013 Archives

Uinta Brewing Announces Plans to Can SUM’R Organic Summer Ale
Posted Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by Tip Top


Uinta SumrSalt Lake City, UT  The receiving dock at Uinta Brewing Companywas a sea of green today with the arrival of Sum’r Organic Summer AleCompass Cans.  Sum’r is a seasonal offering in Uinta’s Organic Line of beers, a citrusy and refreshing golden ale highlighted by the use of unique hops.

Sum’r will be the fifth brand of beer to be canned at Uinta Brewing Co.  With the installation of a their new German canning line in early March, Uinta releasedCutthroat Pale AleWyld Extra Pale AleBaba Black Lager and Hop Notch IPA in 12oz. Compass Cans.

Sum’r Cans will be available in 6 packs as well as together with Wyld Extra Pale Ale in Uinta’s new canned Duo pack and are planned to hit the market in early May, 2013.  Sum’r will also be available in Uinta’s proprietary 12 oz. Compass Bottle.


Uinta Brewing Company embarked upon its mission of brewing world class, full-flavored, craft-brewed beer in 1993.  Uinta Brewing is named after an east-west mountain range located in northeastern Utah.  Many of Uinta’s beer names are inspired by Utah’s diverse landscapes or have historical significance.  Uinta has broadened its market and can be found in 25 states from coast-to-coast, and has even ventured to other countries around the world.  Uinta is committed to brewing world-class beer using the best practices and ingredients. 


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Funky Buddha to Open in Oakland Park, Florida
Posted Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by Tip Top


Funky BuddhaOAKLAND PARK, FL  – April 26, 2013 – We’re pleased to announce the arrival of Funky Buddha Brewery, a full-scale production brewery and tap room located in the heart of Oakland Park. This unique facility — the first of its kind in Broward County — will instantly become South Florida’s largest capacity brewery, offering a spacious bar with 30 tap lines, live music, brewery tours, growlers to-go, and much more. To celebrate the occasion, a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for June 1 from 4pm to 12am.

Since its inception in 2010 at The Funky Buddha Lounge and Brewery in Boca Raton, Funky Buddha’s beers have been synonymous with innovation and flavor, winning national acclaim for melding traditional brewing methods with culinary ingredients such as chocolate, vanilla, tropical fruit, and maple syrup. The new brewery will allow for sudsy stalwarts such as Hop Gun IPA and the delectable Maple Bacon Coffee Porter — which currently ranks in the Top 200 Beers in the World according to beer ratings website Beer Advocate — to be produced on an exponentially larger scale for statewide distribution via Brown Distributing.

“We’re extremely excited that this brewery will allow us to share our passion for craft beer with a larger audience,” says head brewer and founder Ryan Sentz. “We could not have gotten here without the support of the Funky Buddha family and the entire brewing community.”

Sentz, along with brother and co-owner KC Sentz, will launch the facility with a brand new 30-barrel brew house, proudly built in North America. This hulking system will initially push out around 175,000 gallons of draught beer per year; the space’s 18,000-square foot floor plan will provide room for further expansion, allowing for up to five times that quantity. Future plans include a packaging line for bottles and/or cans to service bars, restaurants, and retailers statewide.

In addition to distribution, the Brewery promises to be a huge draw for residents and tourists alike. A 3,000-square foot tasting room and bar will feature 30 drafts lines pouring flagship ‘Buddha brews, limited releases, and beers from many of Florida’s other craft breweries. Among the tap room’s centerpieces is a 70’ bar top lined by tall windows looking into the brewery, and a 15’ tall, live-edged cherry wood back bar built by Asheville Mantle and Slab of North Carolina.

Aside from quaffing their favorite ‘Buddha beers, customers will also be able to listen to live local and national music acts, enjoy a few games of corn hole and bocce ball, or just relax in the newly renovated plaza seating. The location also includes ample outdoor space to host beer festivals, food truck rallies, and community events.

“It was critical for us to find a location that could offer a unique brewery experience,” says general manager KC Sentz. “The potential of the building, the character of the surrounding area, and the receptiveness of the community made choosing this spot an easy choice for us.”

Integral to the brewery’s success is the City of Oakland Park’s new Culinary Arts District, spearheaded by Redevelopment Management Associates. Funky Buddha Brewery will serve as the cornerstone of the district,which will also feature restaurants, markets, a culinary school, and a hydroponic farm with horticultural classes. The district’s newly renovated public plaza was a project completed by the City of Oakland Park and sits directly in front of the brewery. The plaza will be publicly unveiled along with the Brewery’s Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on June 1.

For questions and media inquiries, please contact John Linn at 561-755-7456, or <a></a>.

ABOUT FUNKY BUDDHA BREWERY: Founded in 2010 in Boca Raton, Florida, Funky Buddha Brewery is committed to producing bold craft beers that marry culinary-inspired ingredients with time-honored technique. Its lineup includes year-round brews Hop Gun IPA and Floridian Hefeweizen along with specialty releases such as No Crusts Peanut Butter and Jelly Brown Ale and the highly sought after Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Its Oakland Park location, slated to open in June 2013, will distribute statewide via Brown Distributing.

ABOUT OAKLAND PARK’S CULINARY ARTS DISTRICT: The Culinary Arts District in Downtown Oakland Park was a concept created by the City’s consultants, Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) after completing a 5-year strategic plan for redevelopment with the City of Oakland Park.  The district anchors will include Funky Buddha Brewery, a European-style Central Market, an Urban Farm Park, and a Culinary School, all of which are currently either under construction or negotiation. The City hopes to encourage pedestrian traffic along NE 12th Avenue and Dixie Highway Downtown and create a district where locals and regional tourists have a place to convene and experience all things culinary. From the brewery, to future shopping, art and restaurants, to kitchen supplies and fresh produce, the goal Culinary Arts District is becoming a reality with the Grand Opening of Funky Buddha Brewery.



Foster's Radler: Lager That Combines Great Taste and Refreshment
Posted Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by Tip Top


Fosters RadlerTaste the refreshment of the NEW lager from Foster's, cut with cloudy lemon

For those who like their drink with a splash of lemon, Foster's Radler, cut with cloudy lemon, has a brand new taste that is fruity, sharp and refreshing whilst still being rooted in beer.

Packaged in a stylish, embossed bottle and with its cloudy lemon look, Radler is an exciting new lager from Foster's that will offer drinkers something a little different to anything they have tried before.  The clear glass of the bottled beer pronounces the cloudy lemon look of the fruity beer inside.

Gayle Harrison , brand director for Foster's at Heineken UK, says of the launch:  "Foster's Radler is a refreshing, cloudy lemon beer which will offer consumers something that's unique. It's also perfect for occasions when you want to take it a bit easier - as it has a lower alcohol content of 2% ABV - without compromising on taste or refreshment." Foster's Radler provides a great option for moderate drinking occasions when a low alcohol beer provides the light refreshment that you need.

For ultimate refreshment, Foster's Radler is best served chilled at 3-5°. So keep Radler stored in the fridge, ready for enjoyment from Foster's thirst quenching lemon lager.

Available from all good pubs and supermarkets, Foster's Radler is available in single bottles and four, six and 12 packs.

It has an RRP of £4 for a 4 pack in supermarkets.

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Left Hand Brewing Announces Return of ‘Good Juju’
Posted Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by Tip Top


Left Hand Good Juju(LONGMONT, CO) – The days are getting longer and brighter… A little juju voodoo is right around the corner! Each year, as the spring snow melts and we set our clocks an hour later, we look forward to those warm summer evenings of sipping Good Juju on the Tasting Room patio.

Back for the spring/summer season, Good Juju is light pale ale brewed with organic ginger to create a spicy aroma and unique flavor. New to this year, the Left Hand brewing team is now juicing the ginger, giving way to a much more intense flavor. For each 60 bbls brewed, the production team juices 20kg of fresh Peruvian ginger.

Left Hand will be producing 2,400 barrels of Good Juju for the 2013 spring/summer season. The beer will be available on draft and 12oz 6-packs in all 27 states where Left Hand is sold and distributed.

About Left Hand Brewing Company:

CompanyCelebrating twenty years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. The brewery has received 19 medals at the Great American Beer Festival and 7 medals at the World Beer Cup, and its beers are now available in 27 states. “Sometimes you’re not in the mood for what everyone else is having


Tagged: Left Hand Brewing Company, Good Juju


No-Li Launches into North Carolina and the Craft Beer Triangle
Posted Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by Tip Top


No-Li FeaturesNo-Li Award-Winning Brews will Debut in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Stretch Across the State

SPOKANE, Wash…The award-winning beers from No-Li Brewhouse are on their way to North Carolina’s beer triangle of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill for a Tuesday, April 30 launch.  No-Li is fresh from its recent federal approval of “Spokane-Style” beer classification, for source of origin.

No-Li is centered in craft beer culture with its style, diversity and freshest “Spokane-Style” ingredients, now a federally recognized beer style classification, taking the craft beer world by storm. Offered in 22 oz. bottles, the brewery has a barrel full of international and GABF gold medal awards for Crystal Bitter and the hop-forward beer styles of Silent Treatment Pale, Born & Raised IPA and Jet Star Imperial IPA.  After landing in the triangle, No-Li will permeate to Charlotte, Ashville and Greensboro.

“We are traveling to The Triangle and beyond to break bread with great beer people and to engage No-Li with the local beer communities,” said No-Li co-founder John Bryant. “We’ve challenged ourselves to create craft beers that stand up and deliver smiles with the toughest and most competitive beer enthusiasts. North Carolina’s Triangle is another opportunity to raise a pint with some of the best beer people in the world. It’s a cultural part of No-Li; we want to surround ourselves with the best.”

According to brew master and co-founder Mark Irvin, ‘Spokane Style’ beer must be brewed and packaged in Spokane and use all ingredients exclusively from the region, as the name suggests.  And, of course all of No-Li Brewhouse styles are 100% Spokane-Style.

No-Li ended 2012 impressively, earning accolades as a top brewery to watch in 2013 by Draft Magazine and Crystal Bitter named one of 21 top US Beers of the Year and Best of the Northwest by the Seattle Post Intelligencer, according to Mark Irvin, No-Li’s brew master and co-founder. The brewery also earned several international awards. In its freshman year, Irvin and No-Li beers earned a gold medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, gold and silver medals at the 2012 Japan International Beer Competition, two silver medals at the 2012 Brussels International Beer Competition and a bronze medal at the 2012 European Beer Star Competition.

About No-Li Brewhouse

What was formerly known as the Northern Lights Brewing Company was renamed No-Li Brewhouse last April. Co-founder and master brewer, Mark Irvin, and craft beer industry veteran, Bryant, both with deep roots in Spokane, are the force behind the company.  In addition to Spokane, No-Li is now distributed in Colorado, Maryland and Washington D.C. No-Li’s Born & Raised spirit reflects a deep-seeded connection from the nation’s capital, to the Front Range of Colorado and across the Continental Divide into the great Pacific Northwest.  No-Li produces 22-ounce bottles as well as draft brands in five styles:  Silent Treatment Pale, Born & Raised IPA, Crystal Bitter, Jet Star Imperial IPA and Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout. For more information, visit