The Weekly Buzz | May 18 – 24
I’m totally stoked for Memorial Day weekend. I don’t have to work, which in itself is a rarity, and I also used two vacation days to finagle an entire week off. But let’s not forget the reason that we don’t have to work on Monday. Use every sip of beer as an opportunity to toast those who have fallen in service to our country. They paid the ultimate price so that I could post some nonsense I found on Twitter. This is The Weekly Buzz.
I only run if there’s beer at the end.
— Harpoon Brewery (@harpoonbrewery) May 20, 2018
New locations are coming soon!
BY POPULAR DEMAND, SECOND SHOW ADDED: SINGLECUT NORTH! The band is getting a lot bigger. We’re proud to announce that we’re taking over the brewery facility in Clifton Park, NY, currently housing Shmaltz Brewing Company. This will provide a significantly larger stage, a production facility of much greater scale than our current, and a whole new slice of New York State to call home. This expansion will ensure that our loyal bars, bottle shops, restaurants, and high-end grocers currently offering SC are always stocked with fresh and available kegs and cans. SingleCut North will focus on creating your favorite go-to beers like 18-WATT IPA, SOFTLY SPOKEN MAGIC SPELLS IIPA, WEIRD & GILLY IPA, KIM HIBISCUS SOUR LAGER, and other SC favorites, 365. With this new volume, we’re working to save you a few bucks too. SingleCut North will allow our original Astoria brewery to stretch out and brew a greater volume of experimental IPAs for the hop crazed, a rededication to our beloved classic lager styles, and a new line of beers created to challenge and break the boundaries of modern brewing. Rest assured any beer bearing our name will always be brewed to our merciless standards. In addition to new family members we’ll be adding to our team, veteran Astoria staff will be heading to Clifton Park to ensure SingleCut beer will continue to be 100% handmade by experienced Beersmiths. Over the next few months, Shmaltz Brewing will continue operating at the Clifton Park facility for a transitional period and maintain their tasting room/retail space until late 2018. We’re incredibly thankful to Jeremy Cowan and the Shmaltz team for giving us first crack at this amazing space. They’ve built a beautiful brewery, and we’re honored to make it SingleCut North. Details will be coming fast and furious over the next few weeks, stayed tuned for more info. We are sincerely grateful for all of your support, and vow to work even harder to surprise, satisfy and delight with every brew. Mastery Knows No Shortcut. -Team SingleCut
Have you ever been to 3 Floyds’ Dark Lord Day?
— Beavertown Brewery (@BeavertownBeer) May 21, 2018
They know exactly where their hops come from.
About two dozen co-workers made a #troegstrip today to Carlisle’s @sunnybraehops to help our friends Adam and Diana get their growing season off to a strong start. We spent a few hours in the fields “training” young Comet and Cascade shoots to climb Sunny Brae’s V-trellises. “It’s good to get everybody out,” says brewmaster @jtroegs. “It helps give our team – the people who are making and packaging our beer, the people who are helping our guests learn about what we make and how we make it – it gives them a real connection to one of our most important ingredients.” We’re hoping some of those Comet end up in a fresh-hop beer this fall. Catch more of the day in our stories. 🌱
Do you have the skills?
Just because it’s always fun to chat with Sam.
— Dogfish Head Brewery (@dogfishbeer) May 22, 2018
Drink beer, protect wetland habitats.
DU partner @SweetWaterBrew is supporting wetlands conservation this summer. For every “Protect Natural Habitats” Variety Pack purchased, proceeds go back to supporting your local wildlife, habitats, and the fight for clean water. To learn more, visit https://t.co/WAbrKJqrZl pic.twitter.com/xPlKUDRHl7
— Ducks Unlimited (@DucksUnlimited) May 22, 2018
Do you see that color?!?!
Where are you spending the long weekend?
This Monday for Memorial Day, Farmer Peppy will host a special sunset farm tour at 6pm. As with all tours at Jester King, this tour will be free and open to the public. Come check out the progress on the vineyard and hop yard, see our beehive from afar, and possibly most importantly, pet some goats! The tasting room will be open noon until 7pm that day. We hope you will join us this Monday!
If there’s a nerdier beer, I haven’t seen it.
From the mind of renowned comic artist Joe Jusko, we're proud to unveil the insanely badass bottle artwork for this year's edition of Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton #w00tstout! The beer will be available nationwide starting in July, but attendees of Hop-Con 6.0 in San Diego on July 19 have the opportunity to purchase a lithograph poster signed by Joe himself! Proceeds benefit our friends at Hero Initiative. For #HopCon tickets and details, click the link in our bio.
Wanna go for a ride?
— Tröegs Brewing (@TroegsBeer) May 24, 2018
A really interesting idea.
Does bacon REALLY make everything better?
They’re distributing to a few new states!