A couple big breweries featured in this one including an interesting look at the nation’s oldest brewery.
Yuengling: The Morning Call caught up with Dick Yuengling… “Today, Yuengling sells more than 15 times that amount, or nearly 2.2 million barrels annually. Even though it is only available in 13 states, its sales rival what Samuel Adams-maker Boston Beer, a $500 million annual business, does in 50 states. And Yuengling, which does not disclose revenue figures, does it with 250 employees compared with Boston Beer’s 780.”
On a newsworthy note… “The company plans to enter Ohio later this year, and is fielding interest from Louisiana and Texas.”
What strikes me about the video below (besides the amazing robots) is to hear Dick talk about the events that took place during the brewery’s past generations…the Civil War, World War I, etc…
MolsonCoors: Beer Business Daily reports, “In a trend that seems to be spreading, MillerCoors has decided to start brewing Molson Ice and Molson Golden in its Trenton brewery starting this month. However, they will still brew Molson Canadian in Canada. “The transition to the domestic brewing of Ice and Golden, which have limited distribution and demand throughout Canada, will allow these brands to be locally managed within the MillerCoors system ultimately resulting in a product that’s brewed closer to our consumers,” MillerCoors said in a memo to distributors, obtained by BBD”
Stone Brewing: Talking hops…”And there are still more new hop varieties to come. Columbia, Sonnet, Delta, and Bravo hops will all arrive in the next few months, giving us a remarkably broad new palette of hop flavors with which to experiment. Naturally, we’ll keep you updated.” Stone also touches on Calypso and Aramis hops which are currently at the brewery.
Twisted Pine Brewing: A July 16th anniversary party (year 15) will feature ‘the exclusive release of Bough Breaker Barleywine; a strong and rich brew hopped to 120 IBUs with Amarillo hops.’ ‘We’ve worked hard to get to where we are and as we continue to grow we’re able to brew and bottle more and more unique and original beers, Bough Breaker being the next of this series,’ imparts brewery owner, Bob Baile. Bough Breaker pours a deep, rich red color with aromas of citrus hops, dark fruit and light toffee. While delectable to drink the day it’s bottled, Bough Breaker will only become more enchanting with aging and cellaring.
Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant (Maple Shade): Speaking of anniversary parties on the 16th…”On Saturday, July 16, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., LaPierre and his team will be pouring two special beers – Second Rising and Christmas in July. Second Rising, Maple Shade’s official second anniversary beer, is a double IPA that has been single-hopped with Sorachi Ace hops, and will be available for $7 for 16 oz. Christmas in July is Iron Hill’s famed Winter Warmer, aged in a used bourbon barrel for four months. It is a strong, dark ale finished with classic winter spices, and will be available for $6.50 for 16 oz.”
Ranger Creek Brewery: Per a recent newsletter, “We have released 22 oz. ‘bomber’ bottles of Mesquite Smoked Porter! Our signature Texas beer, nicknamed “Barbecue in a glass”, is now available at fine beer retailers in San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. The beer has been bottle conditioned, which is a first for the MSP [...]”
Half Acre Beer Co.: Per the blog, “The Dripping Saison will be released on Wednesday June 29th. This is an all draft / growler pour beer, so bring your glass and take home 64oz of summer.”
BrewDog: A Russian Imperial IPA…
Drakes Brewing: Opened up its new barrel house…
Clown Shoes Beer: It’s Lubrication Release Day.
Holy City Brewing: Getting ready for its first batch…
Bonus I: Governor Walker did not veto a provision in the new budget that could affect local craft breweries. I’m still not clear how this affects any brewery immediately. Apparently, it limits growth options down the road. Here’s the Biz Journals report.
Bonus II: No details yet but another D.C. brewery coming in the future, this one by the folks behind Birch & Barley/ChurchKey”