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Beer News at TheBeerSpot - October 2013 Archives

Dominion Brewing Releases Candi Belgian Tripel
Posted Thursday, October 31st, 2013 by Tip Top

Dominion Pinup PackDover, DE – Dominion Brewing is releasing the only 2013 addition to their Pinup Series, Candi Belgian Tripel, this week.

Don’t be fooled by Candi’s golden appearance. This Belgian Tripel may taste of sugar and spice, but her beguiling introduction is far from nice, flirting with a covert 9.5% ABV.  Saaz and Halltertau hops provide a clean, floral aroma with minimal hop bitterness and the soft sweetness of apricot and pear lingers nicely against a dry finish.

Casey Hollingsworth, Dominion Vice President of Sales, stated, “When we looked into styles for our Variety Pinup Pack, we realized that we hadn’t tackled the trilogy (Dubbel, Tripel, or Quadruple): We chose the Tripel for the challenge it would present to the brewers.  Tripels can be misleading due to their delicate appearance and aroma, but aggressive when it comes to flavor and alcohol content.  Candi balances all of those attributes and she is the ideal addition to our Pinup Pack.”

Candi is available in the Pinup Pack and on draft.

Candi will be replacing GiGi’s Farmhouse Ale as the next rotating brand in the Pinup Pack, a year-round variety 12-pack that includes Dominion core brands Double D IPA and Morning Glory. A third style rotates through the pack three times per year.


Based on shared values and a common philosophy of quality brewing, Fordham Brewing & Dominion Brewing joined forces in 2007 and consolidated operations in 2009. The First State is now home to the Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co., where beer lovers from near and far are able to stop by, get to know us, and enjoy our handcrafted beer and soda. Our roots run deep throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and we remain dedicated to our craft. Throughout our history, we have always believed in two things: the beer we make and the people who drink it.

Tagged: Old Dominion Brewing Co.


New Belgium Brewing Reveals Next Hop Kitchen and Lips of Faith Beers
Posted Thursday, October 31st, 2013 by Tip Top
NB CCBKeep your eyes open for Lips’ collaboration with Cigar City and Wild2 Dubbel; Hop Kitchen introduces this year’s Fresh Hop

Ft. Collins, Colo. – October 30, 2013 – Attention, Lips Lovers! New Belgium Brewing’s two newest quarterly Lips of Faith offerings, Cigar City + New Belgium Collaboration Ale and Wild2 Dubbel are now out for all to enjoy. Collaborations have become a favorite in the Lips of Faith line and this meeting of the minds with Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing continues that tradition. Wild2 Dubbel will reintroduce the soon-to-be-famous Schisandra fruit to beer lovers everywhere.
The Cigar City + New Belgium Collaboration Ale beer starts with a fruity, citrus nose, followed by an abundance of Cascade, Pacific Jade and Wakatu hops. Anaheim and Marash chilies usher in a flavor that starts sweet, gets tangy and finishes spicy and tannic. Spanish Cedar spirals were added for some subtle woody and tobacco tones and a Bier de Garde yeast brings zesty phenols for topping. ABV 8.5%.
“This playful,  full-bodied beer will be a delight in Florida, Colorado and everywhere in between,” said New Belgium Assistant Brewmaster Grady Hull. “Meanwhile, Wild2 Dubbel is in a class of its own, offering a traditional, Belgian-style dubbel with a wild side.”
Wild2 Dubbel is full of dark and robust malts creating deep chestnut tones and a tawny haze. Along with brettanomyces, this beer is spiced with the mysterious and splendid Schisandra, known as the five flavored fruit, bringing a complex peppery and pineapple push to top the banana and bubblegum notes of the Trappist yeast. The beer opens sweet and creamy, mingles with the tropic tones of the conditioning bretta, and finishes with a dry, warm spice. ABV 8%.
Over in the Hop Kitchen Series, this season’s Fresh Hop is a medium-full bodied IPA made with certified salmon-safe Oregon hops that are picked fresh off the vine and trucked directly to our brew kettle. It starts out malty sweet, builds in some bitterness with a long bitter linger. Learn more about certified salmon-safe hops Fresh Hop is 7% ABV and 75 IBUs.
“Fresh Hop is made with salmon-safe Crystal and Sterling hops that are grown using practices that ensure healthy watersheds that allow native salmon to spawn and thrive,” added Hull. “We are proud to support the efforts of farmers who work hard for that salmon-safe designation. It makes the beer taste that much more satisfying.”

To find New Belgium beers near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: Pricing varies by location. You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at and Twitter @NewBelgium.

About New Belgium Brewing Company 
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews eight year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at

Tagged: New Belgium Brewing Inc., Cigar City Brewing


Aspen Brewing Company and Tivoli Distributing Company Announce Distribution Agreement
Posted Thursday, October 31st, 2013 by Tip Top

Aspen and Denver, Colorado, Oct 29, 2013: Aspen Brewing Company and Tivoli Distributing Company are pleased to announce a Distribution Agreement.  Effective immediately, Tivoli Distributing will handle all sales and distribution of Aspen Brewing Company products in all Colorado markets except Aspen and Snowmass Village. Because of this partnership, Aspen Brewing Company brands will immediately be more broadly available in all Colorado markets and retailers will see great product availability, timely delivery, and overall customer service.  “Aspen Brewing Company is dedicated to brewing the best beer Colorado has to offer.  Picking a distribution partner is extremely important to us - we need to know that we are being represented by people that truly understand the craft beer world,” according to Duncan Clauss, CEO of Aspen Brewing Company.  “We have watched the amazing progress that Tivoli Distributing Company has experienced since their inception.  Tivoli Distributing Company’s focus on small Colorado craft brewers is a very welcomed approach in our state, and we are thrilled to start working with them.”  Duncan added. Corey Marshall, CEO of Tivoli Distributing Company, commented, “Aspen Brewing Company is a perfect fit for our portfolio.  In addition to making fantastic Colorado style beers, Aspen Brewing Company is a revived historic Colorado Brewery - we love that concept!  Since 2007, Aspen Brewing has limited its distribution to Aspen, Snowmass and the Roaring Fork Valley.  We are excited about leading the effort to roll Aspen Brewing Company brands to the rest of Colorado.  These are beers that Colorado will love!”


About Aspen Brewing Company

The Aspen Brewing Company was first established in 1885 and eventually owned by the famous Zangs Brewing Company of Denver Colorado.  Duncan Clauss revived the Aspen Brewing Company in 2007 with a focus on making great Colorado style beers.  Aspen Brewing Company has wowed the citizens of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley for six years and is now ready to conquer all of Colorado

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About Tivoli Distributing Company

Tivoli Distributing Company was formed in 2012 to provide a new and alternative route for small craft breweries to access the craft beer marketplace.  Tivoli Distributing began this process with the re-launch of Tivoli Beer, last brewed in Denver in 1969, and has followed with the recent launch of Sigi's, another important historic Colorado beer.  Tivoli Distributing combines a deep passion for craft beer with a highly personal touch to forge mutually beneficial relationships with both its accounts and breweries.  

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Tagged: Aspen Brewing Co.


Saugatuck Brewing Company’s Winter Seasonal — Neapolitan Milk Stout — returns for the 3rd year
Posted Thursday, October 31st, 2013 by Tip Top

Saugatuck Neopolitan Stout(Douglas, MI) - Complete with new graphics, the highly popular Neapolitan Milk Stout will be available in 4-packs and on tap beginning Friday Nov. 1st throughout Michigan and greater Chicago.   This limited release will be available on a seasonal basis only, while supply lasts.   To celebrate the launch, SBC will host a release party in the pub this Friday from 5:30-9 pm with a firkin tapping, special one-day pricing on 4-packs and cases to go and a free raffle for SBC merchandise.  Neapolitan Milk Stout is a 6% ABV dark stout, flavored with vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.      

Saugatuck Brewing Co., founded in 2005 is a microbrewery with a traditional family style pub featuring a full menu, outdoor seating and live entertainment year round.   Fifteen unique beer styles, all brewed in house, plus wine and hard cider are served daily in the Pub.   “SBC” also distributes twelve styles in 6 and 4-packs. These plus many others are also available on tap throughout Michigan and metro Chicago.  The brewery also features the only active brew-on-premise facility in Michigan, utilizing five copper kettles and an array of natural ingredients and recipes, for the public to become “Brewmaster for a Day.”

Tagged: Saugatuck Brewing Co.


Oskar Blues Canned Brews Now in Indy
Posted Thursday, October 31st, 2013 by Tip Top

Oskar BluesLONGMONT, CO & BREVARD, NC- Oskar Blues Brewery will explode into Indiana in November, sending CANs of super-fresh craft-brewed Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Old Chub Scotch Ale, Deviant Dale’s IPA, G’Knight Imperial Red, and Ten FIDY Imperial Stout throughout the Hoosier state.

Indy will celebrate with a number of OB-centric events, including:

November 6:  MacNiven’s Restaurant & Bar, Mass Ave, Indianapolis

November 7:  The Tap, Bloomington

            The Sinking Ship, Indianapolis

November 8:  Ale-Emporium, Indianapolis

The Pint, Lafayette

Check your favorite Indy watering holes on Facebook or Twitter for other salivatory beer parties.

Distributors for Indiana are World Class Beer-Monarch Beverage for central and south Indiana and Indiana Beverage and Five Star Distributing for the northern region of the state.

Oskar Blues beer is currently sold in 30 plus states and will expand into a handful of NEW states in 2014, now that the brewery has expanded capacity in both ColoRADo and North Carolina. The beers also hit Michigan in 2013 and filled voids in areas of several existing states, although the main focus was on getting the new NC brewery up and running. Stay tuned for state announcements in 2014 as Oskar Blues Brewery continues to grow.

Oskar Blues Brewery will celebrate the North Carolina’s facility’s one year brewaversary on 12/12/13.

About Oskar Blues Brewery

Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 as a brewpub and grill, Oskar Blues Brewery launched its beer canning operations in 2002 in Lyons, ColoRADo. It was the first American craft brewery to brew and hand-can its beer. Today there are more than 250 craft breweries canning beer. The original crew used a hand-canning line on a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont packaged 59,000 barrels in 2011 and grew to 85,750 in 2012 while opening an additional brewery in Brevard, NC, in late 2012.

Watch Oskar Blues Brewery’s new video HERE via YouTube.

Tagged: Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery