A new edition of beer notes, part I….
4/1 Update: Avery Brewing is playing with absinthe barrels according to Westword. Hat tip to Evan Benn for the lead.
Flying Dog: First off…above…without a doubt, the most screwed up craft beer promo that I have ever seen courtesy of Flying Dog. Thoughts?
Per the brewery blog, “[...] our Brewmaster Matt Brophy teamed up with Chef Bryan Voltaggio to create Backyard Ale – a smoked amber ale that’s the perfect complement to all things grilled, charred, broiled, roasted, and (obviously) smoked. We brewed our first batch with Bryan today, so as the days get warmer, this beer will be fermenting. More details on its release coming soon!”
Savor Flowers: More info on this brew via Wine Enthusiast. The mag reports that the collaboration between Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione and Boston Beer Co.’s Jim Koch will be bottled for SAVOR attendees.
Cantillon/Anchor/Sierra Nevada: Hats off to Jay Brooks who captured audio of a couple panels while at the Craft Brewers Conference: one featuring Cantillon’s Jean Van Roy and another with Fritz Maytag of Anchor and Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada. Great stuff.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse: Denver Off the Wagon reported last week that the brewery released its first beer, Hare’s Bride Imperial Hefeweizen. Check out the artwork from Tenfold Collective, the same agency that designed the artwork for MillerCoors’ Colorado Native. The bottle shots can be found at The Dieline.
Schlafly: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the brewery released a pair of draft-only offerings. One of those, Schlafly House in Session Ale, was brewed to drum up support for the recently-announced Small BREW Act. The beer is exclusive to Washington D.C.
Yazoo Brewery: A bit late but per the Tennessean, “Yazoo Brewery and Gerst Haus will unveil Friday the return of a locally brewed Gerst Amber, which disappeared from Nashville more than five decades ago.”