There is some real news to share from Captain Lawrence Brewing with other beer notes from Stone Brewing, Smuttynose, Kern River, Coast Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Boulevard Brewing and Ohana Brewing.
…CLB chief, Scott Vaccaro, leaked in a short interview that there will be a “bunch of barrel-aged beers” released between this and next year including Smoke from the Oak Rum, Wine and Apple Brandy barrels. Vaccaro goes on to say that these three will be released together in a three-pack with a tasting glass. A CLB rep says they think this will be released “around December.” There should also be some new sours coming out in the next year.
…From Stone Brewing‘s Facebook page, “This coming Monday is November 1st, a date which has undoubtedly etched itself into your collective psyche as the annual release date for Double Bastard Ale. We served it off the fermentor this week, and, to no one’s surprise, it was incredibly rich and delicious.”
…The Full Pint caught up with Peter Egelston, Owner of Smuttynose Brewing and Portsmouth Brewery. He reveals that Smuttynose will be up 20%+ over 2009 and notes that Smuttynose Hanami Ale is getting squeezed out as a spring seasonal so that the brewery can focus more on Winter Ale and Summer Weizen. He also opines on the state of craft beer (Tipping Point-ish stuff).
…Kern River Brewing is offering up Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V today with a limit of two bottles per person per visit. They don’t think it will run out of stock. Also be on the lookout for more Kern River Citra Imperial IPA soon.
…From Coast Brewing‘s blog, “The always anticipated Rye Knot Brown shipped out this week and should make appearances around town now. Lots of chocolate rye malt make for such an interesting take on a rye and a brown. Spicy, roasty and silky sums it up. Quintessential fall beer in my humble opinion.” Growlers and bottles are now available.
…Brooklyn Brewery calls out a sandwich shop for stealing their logo more or less.
…From Boulevard Brewing‘s Facebook page on Friday, “Double-Wide I.P.A., The Sixth Glass and Dark Truth Stout are going into 12oz. bottles and Harvest Dance is going into 750mL bottles today.”
…Finally, Los Angeles approved Ohana Brewing‘s plan to start a new brewery in the city.