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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Selects Historic Site for Expansion

January 19, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

REJOICE! At long last, Creature Comforts Brewing Co. is making its move to expand into an additional facility in 2017 with the purpose of raising production (and possibly its footprint) in 2018. This news follows two years of steady growth as one of America’s fastest growing breweries and a zealous commitment to raise $100,000 for local community organizations. Creature Comfort’s future location of choice, the Southern Manufacturing Co. Mill, is no surprise to those who have followed the brewery over its short but influential career in Athens, Georgia. Read More

2017 Beer Release Calendar Roundup

January 18, 2017 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

*Updated 1/20/2017: Breckenridge Brewing, Boulder Beer, Bur Oak Brewing, Cascade Brewing, FoothillsBrewing, Second Self, The Bruery, Victory Brewing*

*Updated 1/19/2017: Bronx Brewery, Funkwerks, Santa Fe Brewing, Virtue Ciders*

For the past two years we’ve helped compile a round up of beer release calendars featuring some of your favorite breweries from around the country. It was another massive year for American beer as we’ve now crested over 5000 active breweries in the US and believe it or not, 2017 is shaping up to be even bigger. To help get you excited about the new brews coming out in 2017, we bring you the 2017 Beer Release Calendar round up.

Please keep in mind that these are merely a framework for anticipated releases. All dates and beers are subject to change. Breweries often end up producing these as a framework for their yearly production schedule, but will often adapt accordingly throughout the year.

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NYC Rising Breweries Reflect on 2016 and Look Ahead to 2017

January 12, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

Photo courtesy of Miguel Rivas 

Similar to our recent post covering breweries country-wide, we have also connected with a handful of brewers from NYC to reflect on this past year and what 2017 has in store for their up-and-coming breweries, as well as the craft beer industry as a whole. Four top-notch rising breweries in Brooklyn have shared intimate insights and projections for what’s next: Threes Brewing, Interboro Spirit & AlesFinback Brewery and Kings County Brewers Collective.

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Great Divide Brewing Co. Announce Changes to their 2017 Beer Lineup

January 12, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Founded in Denver in 1994, Great Divide is one of the most decorated breweries in America.

And while holding down the proverbial fort for two plus decades require consistency and continuity in product, branding and ethos, that doesn’t mean a brewery doesn’t enjoy putting things on the back burner and brewing up something new. Great Divide has announced their overhaul for 2017 beer releases, and sure, some things will take a hiatus, other gems will get a chance to shine. We’re talking brand new year-round beers, changes to barrel-aged beers, new packaging options and new brews headed to cans!

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Avery Brewing Announces Expansion to Nevada: Vegas & Reno Events Forthcoming

January 11, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Bugsy. Rat Pack. Elvis. The Sands. Avery Brewing. That’s right – it’s Vegas, baby!

Avery Brewing announced it’s expanding to Nevada, and special events planned for Reno and Vegas will kick-off this desert adventure

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Pliny the Younger is back February 3-16

January 6, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Featured Image Photo Credit: Russian River Brewing Co. Facebook Page

Pliny the Younger is making its 14th annual debut at Russian River Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa, CA.

 

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Colorado Brewery Openings for January, February & March 2017

January 5, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

Are you in need of some different New Year’s resolutions? Perhaps something more fun and tasty than the typical goal. Well here is a fun one that you and all your friends should share: We will visit at least five of the 20 new brewery openings in the Centennial State this January, February and March. New batches of deliciousness are being concocted across Colorado and who knows from which brewery your new favorite may come?
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Denver’s Pussy Riot Beer Series Set to Make Statement Inauguration Day 2017

January 4, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Above: Brewers and supporters gather on January 2nd, 2017, to brew the 3rd installment of “Makin Noise: A Pussy Riot Beer”. From the left: Shel, project supporter, Bess Dougherty of The Grateful Gnome Brewery, Jax, project supporter, Kim of The Guardian Brewing Company, Kate, Betsy and Jen, all from Lady Justice Brewing Company. Read More

Sam Adams Spring Beer 2017 News: Fresh as Helles & Hopscape

January 4, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Pull up a chair, turn on the Weather Channel and relax, because Sam Adams has two beers ready to match anything Mother Nature can throw at ya! Samuel Adams, no stranger to seasonal releases, is introducing drinkers to two new seasonal beers: Samuel Adams Hopscape and Fresh as Helles. Ashley Leduc, Sr. Communications Specialist at Sam’s, explained the reason for two seasonal releases in a press release, “The brewers felt that these two brews capture the essence of the ever-changing season across the country from January through April.”

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The Bruery & Bruery Terreux Announce Changes to their 2017 Beer Lineup

January 4, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

It seems that 2017 is already looking up. Case-in-point: The Bruery and Bruery’s Terreux’s new changes to this year’s line-up.

That’s right, The Bruery and Bruery Terreux have announced their overhaul for 2017 beer releases – which will be distributed across 29 states. Just try not to get excited for brand new year-round beers, seasonals from Bruery Terreux, (multiple!) barrel-aged beers that have never hit shelves, and a new beer series.

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Country’s Rising Breweries Reflect on 2016 and Look Ahead to 2017

December 30, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 25 min

Photo courtesy of Corridor Brewery.

As 2016 comes to an end, we connected with a handful of brewmasters from around the country to reflect on this past year and what 2017 will bring for not only their breweries but the craft beer industry in general. We were able to catch up with some of the most admiral people in the business – from Moody Tongue Brewing Company, Dry Hop, Creature Comforts Brewing Co.Corridor Brewery, Bluejacket, Jester King Brewing, Flying Bike Cooperative BreweryAngel City Brewery, Coastal Empire Beer Co., MadTree Brewing, Burial Beer, Fremont Brewing, and SweetWater Brewing Co.

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Calling All 2017 Beer Release Calendars

December 28, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

As we near the end of another calendar year it’s time to turn our attentions to the future. For the third consecutive year, PorchDrinking is compiling Beer Release Calendars from across the industry to preview the multitude of amazing beers being released this year.

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Ale Syndicate to Take ‘Hiatus’ from Brewing; Returning Sometime in 2017

December 20, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Ale Syndicate will be brewing beer in Chicago in 2017. It just won’t be in their current space. The brewery announced on Monday that they would be leaving their Logan Square location to brew with another brewery in the city. At this time they have not announced who they will be brewing with when they begin producing beer again.

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