The Weekly Buzz | January 5 – 11
This week was rough. The frigid weather broke in Pennsylvania and brought 40-degree weather to Pennsylvania. The reprieve, however, revealed a frozen, burst hot water pipe, which became a massive leak as it thawed. I mostly tell you this because I want your pity. feed on it. Also, I don’t want you to notice that The Weekly Buzz is embarrassingly light this week. Shit happens. We’ll all move past it and do better next week.
It was a balmy 6 degrees that day…
Perfect for any prepper!
Should you ever find yourself stranded on a desert island, we’ve got just the beer to see you through! Complete with a 3’ x 3’ solar blanket, paracord and Swiss Army Knife, 'It's The End of the Wort As We Know It' is the ultimate survival kit … beer included. We’ve got the full story over on the blog at dogfish.com, including how you can get your hands on one of these elusive survival kits! ?? #craftbeer #offcentered
Did you make it to Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines this year?
We are so excited for all the fun happening in Breckenridge for the @bigbeersfestival this weekend, we can hardly contain ourselves. And this year we pulled out all the stops! For starters, today at 4 pm we will be hanging out at @basecampwineandspirits with 4-packs of DDH Juicy Bits, Branded Flannel and Blueberry Pie Berliner, plus our friends at @amalgambrewing and @wileyrootsbrewingco will be there with some goodies of their own. Then tomorrow starting at 6 pm we are partnering with our friends at @amalgambrewing, @blackprojectbeer and @cerebralbrewing for The Get-Down Fandango: This one goes to 11! Tap Takeover at @kenoshasteakhouse , where you can find Coffee Maple Achromatic, Mexican Achromatic and Extra Extra Juicy Bits on tap. Don’t miss the Experimental Brewing seminar “New England-style IPAs: The Bitterness Challenge” on Saturday morning at 9:30 am, featuring our Head Brewer Neil Fisher presenting with Ross Koenigs of @newbelgium , Lee Cleghorn of @outerrangebrewingco and Sean Buchan of @cerebralbrewing. And last but not least we will be pouring 12 different beers at the Commercial Tasting on Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Yes, 12 different beers, including 3 Medianoche variants, 4 Achromatics and our brand new Grisette! It’s going to be an incredible weekend in Breckenridge!
We’ve had an absolute blast at this year’s @BigBeersFest! Between our Calibration Dinner with @AveryBrewingCo, to the festival itself and the shred sessions in between, it’s no wonder it continues to be one of our favorite events of the year! ? pic.twitter.com/9FQDX74IEj
— Dogfish Head Brewery (@dogfishbeer) January 7, 2018
That’s an amazing sum of money!
We donate 100% of our tips in the Tasting Room. It’s a tradition going back to August 2014, but it’s also our collective choice. We love voting on a new charity each month. There are so many deserving nonprofits in Maine and beyond, and when we learned that we shattered our record by donating $20,687.01 to twelve of them in 2017, we were floored. We can’t thank you enough for supporting these charities vicariously through us, and we wish you all love, peace, and beer in 2018. Let’s keep it rollin’!
If you don’t get this joke, you’re not my friend anymore.
— Goose Island Beer Co (@GooseIsland) January 5, 2018
Got what it takes to sell some beer?
Are you ready to lace up your shoes and hit the road for Left Hand? We are hiring for 4 sales positions. Visit our website to learn more: https://t.co/4G6xsVl0dI #BeerJob #Jobs pic.twitter.com/cJD9SB1x3F
— Left Hand Brewing Co (@LeftHandBrewing) January 7, 2018
I mostly posted this because I love a good pie chart.
STARGATE lottery emails have been set out. ? Please check your junk folder, "focused" folder for Outlook, or "promotions” folder for gMail. If you did not receive an email, you did not win a bottle. ? We will not be releasing how many entries or bottles were available. This only adds to inflated hype for our beers. That is not our intention with a lottery. This system is meant to make it easier for locals and people that will be in town during the pickup window an equal opportunity to purchase bottles. Numbers were randomly selected from a third party application, which was assigned to each entry. Entries were then grouped together using another third part application. If you won a bottle, please read the rules carefully, there are deadlines for purchase and pick up. ? No exceptions will be made. ? Below is a breakdown of everyone who won bottles, almost 60% of winners were from Colorado. There were no double entries, we really appreciate the honesty and integrity. ? Congratulations to everyone that won! ? #BlackProject #blackprojectbeer #craftbeer #mixedculture #supportlocal #cobeer #coloradocraft #colorado #denver #stateofcraftbeer #instabeer #beerstagram #wildale #wildyeast #barrelfermented #barrelaged #nativemicroflora #wildyeast #sourbeerisworththepain #100percentnativemicroflora #sour #sours #sourbeer #sourhead #fermentation #pellicle #coolship #spontaneousfermentation #timeisaningredient #milkthefunk
Buy this beer and your money goes to a good cause.
Got your hands on this yet? Find it at the brewery or a handful of other places. Second Helping benefits @givingkitchen, and proceeds go to help out restaurant workers in need. Use our beer finder: https://t.co/8yruOIPCgF pic.twitter.com/chcp3FCWxS
— SweetWater Brewery (@sweetwaterbrew) January 8, 2018
Does Mr. Miyagi have a beer pouring technique?
Film historians have long speculated about secret scenes cut from the 1984 masterpiece, "The Karate Kid." Look what we just found in storage.
Join us on January 20th for the next installment in our brewhouse movie series. https://t.co/f0ABbHKMUj pic.twitter.com/yqot42ti56
— Allagash Brewing Co (@AllagashBrewing) January 8, 2018
Hopefully the first of many!
— Jason Kidwell (@TroegsJason) January 8, 2018
Polish up that resume!
NOW HIRING! We’re looking to add a Staff Accountant to our San Diego team of numerical magicians. If you’re in possession of boss-level Microsoft Office skills and/or have ever been referred to as “The Invoice Whisperer”, we would highly recommend checking out our profile link, which contains full details and applications.
I wanna go!
GRAND OPENING PARTY GIVEAWAY — Wanna come party with us for the GRAND OPENING of Oskar Blues Black Buzzard in Downtown Denver? Two nights – two shows featuring @peoplesblues and @ashadowofjaguar ready to rock your face off. — Wanna WIN? Here's how: 1. Tag the friend you wanna take to the shows 2. Follow the Oskar Blues Black Buzzard account: @blackbuzzardob — We're picking one winner that gets 2 tickets to each show on 1/12 and 1/13. Winner will be picked on Monday 1/8.
Start checking the local tap lists, NC!
Lions, Bears & Beers are coming to #NorthCarolina! That’s right, beginning next week, Jan. 15th, start asking your favorite NC watering holes to put our beers on draft! Bottles & cans will be available in stores around mid-March. Stay thirsty, friends! #LionAndBearUncaged pic.twitter.com/UjmJFon5nM
— Firestone Walker (@FirestoneWalker) January 8, 2018
Where are you taking that special someone?
No offense to people who enjoy purchasing and distributing perforated cardboard Valentines from Rite Aid, but, like many things that lose their luster as one transitions to adulthood, Valentine's Day pretty much objectively sucks. So why are we penultimately geeked to host an event celebrating a saccharine and over-commercialized holiday? Well, dear reader, as you probably know by now, we love a good challenge. – And thus, we're proud to present our third annual Black Tie Formal, our mid-February celebration of good friends and sexy apparel. We invite you to join us for an evening of beers aplenty, small plates by Chef Kevin Sousa of Braddock’s own @superiormotors15104, and lots of dancing – with neither the stress nor the compressed chalk hearts masquerading as candy. – Tickets for our all-inclusive Valentine's gala ($75 per person) are available now via Eventbrite – link is in our bio. Should you wish to avoid the online ticket fee, physical tickets go on sale in our taproom this week. – #valentinesday2018 #blacktieformal
That beer sure looks good in aluminum!