Part II of Friday’s beer notes…
…Thanks all for the newsletter and Facebook signups as part of this week’s Brewing Up a Business giveaway. Emails were sent out earlier today. If you didn’t receive an email from me, you can still pre-order the book. As an added bonus, Sam (Calagione) wrote about a new IPA that the brewing team is developing at Dogfish Head‘s brewpub.
Side note: Per a recent brewery tweet, Brew Masters is in post-production so it looks like they aren’t waiting to shoot the opening of Birreria.
…It looks like Stone Brewing is going to start distributing in Minnesota. In addition, they’re going to release chili pepper-infused versions of both Double Dry Hopped Lukcy Basartd Ale and oak barrel aged Double Bastard Ale called Crime and Punishment. See the video above for more details.
…From Tyranena‘s newsletter, “We are scheduled to package our next Brewers Gone Wild! series beer next week. Shaggin’ In The Wood is our Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale in which approximately 70 percent is aged in bourbon barrels (because I think beer should still taste like beer and have its flavor enhanced by bourbon barrel-aging… not overwhelmed by it). Should be showing up in stores and bars in early to mid February.”
…Atlanta Beer Master reports on a new upcoming beer from Abita Brewing: “In honor of Abita’s 25 years of craft brewing, the brewery plans on releasing a 25th anniversary beer. All the details aren’t 100% official but it looks like it will be ‘Double Vanilla Turbodog, 7% abv.’” A Black IPA and an Imperial Stout also coming in 2011, he reports…
…If you’re a big fan of Smuttynose Brewing‘s Barleywine, soon to be re-released, this is a must-read.
…Mayflower Brewing will be distributed to Rhode Island beginning next week.