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It’s dark when I go to work in the morning. It’s dark when I come home. Rather than sit next to a sun lamp, it’s much more fun to crack open a few craft brews. It’s my prescription for enduring the darkness. Also, on an unrelated note, I am not a medical professional. Pop the lid off the bottle, start taking your dose, and enjoy this week’s edition of The Weekly Buzz!
Not many people have had a more storied history in Colorado craft beer as Marty Jones. He’s the brains behind such iconic slogans as Great Divide’s “Great Minds Drink Alike”, Oskar Blues’ “Canned Beer Apocalypse” and New Belgium’s “Contents Under Pleasure”. Along that same vein, Marty was also one of the early pioneers advocating for the practice of canning craft beer both at Oskar Blues and later at Wynkoop Brewing.
Halloween is a week away, the leaves are falling from the trees, and the sun is setting earlier each day. Whether you are mourning the end of summer or celebrating the approaching winter, fall is a great season for beer drinking. Pour yourself a Märzen or Pumpkin Ale and prepare yourself for the latest in news and nonsense. This is The Weekly Buzz.
Stone announces layoffs, Oskar Blues expands to international markets, Kirin invests in Brooklyn Brewery. There’s big news happening in the craft brewniverse – don’t be the last to find out. Keep reading to catch all of the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
The Great American Beer Festival was in Denver this weekend, and there were more tweets than you could shake a stick at. Without any further ado, let’s dive right into the beer, fun, and shenanigans. Welcome to The Weekly …
Autumn is in full swing. Oktoberfest’s and block parties are popping up nation-wide, and the hop harvest continues. Events for GABF are starting to roll in, and, of course, we found a little beer-related nonsense for you, too. All this …
This week was chock full of event announcements, new beer releases, and breweries giving back to the community. Hmm, am I forgetting anything? Only the grand opening of Stone’s location in Berlin, and a legendary collaboration brew that took place there! Ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages (but preferably over 21), this is The Weekly Buzz!
I admit, even after three days I am going through an Olympic withdrawal. During the previous two weeks my free time was totally consumed by everything from table tennis and synchronized swimming to gymnastics and track and field. I set my alarm for a Sunday morning to watch the men’s marathon and stayed up late to watch the beach volleyball finals. Our American athletes did phenomenally, winning 121 total medals (46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze). In honor of them I built my own 6er so I could give cheers to the athletes that make me proud to be an American.
When it was announced that Oskar Blues Brewery would be acquiring Cigar City Brewing back in March, Colorado beer fans immediately began salivating at the possibility of tasting favorites like Jai Alai IPA, Maduro Brown, and perhaps even one day Hunahpu, right here in the Centennial State. Those fans aren’t going to have to wait long.
Beer and food pairing is becoming an ever more-relevant skill, and we’ve seen an increasing number of culinary programs now require finely-tuned beer pairing skills just as they do with wine. Outside professional realms, beer pairing skills will help you put a damn tasty and impressive meal on the table, and it’s hard to surpass that satisfaction. So why shouldn’t we possess the same care and consideration when we pair a beer with experience? We’re not here to tell you that beer and outdoor activities go great together. That’s already ridiculously obvious. But carefully selecting your beer by factoring in the day’s physical activities can also be a refined skill, similar to choosing your dish’s boozy soulmate.
With a new “it” brewery seemingly opening every week, it’s easy to overlook the quintessential breweries whose tap handles already dominate Colorado’s ever-growing craft beer scene. But it’s not just small, nimble breweries canning and bottling experimental beers that cross style and ingredient guidelines.
The Bruery launches distribution to Kentucky, Goose Island identifies their infection problem, and AB InBev may be in trouble for hurting craft sales. You want the beer news, we’ve got the best stories of the week. Keep reading to catch all of the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
Originally based in Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery announced plans to open up a third brewery in Austin in Mid-May — we couldn’t be more excited to have a piece of OB in Texas. In celebration, Oskar Blues is hosting a pair of down-home, music-centric experiences for Austinites this month. OB’s music roots and its passion for the outdoors, paired with their big & bold brews, are the perfect fit for Austin (Keep Austin Weird.) 4/20 marked one of the many celebration events scheduled for this week/weekend.
This weekend, our team sat down with Chad Melis, all around Marketing Guy at Oskar Blues Brewery to breakdown Oskar Blues Holding Corps’ acquisition of Cigar City Brewery, the real role of Fireman Capital, and how similar ideologies served as …
Shut down the rumor mill, folks. It is official. One of Florida’s leading breweries, Cigar City Brewing, has been been acquired by Oskar Blues Brewery. This comes only a month after rumors of a deal with AB InBev, and a year after the 2015 AB InBev merger rumor was squashed. I am sure we will still hear rumors of AB InBev buying Cigar City Brewing on some random beer blog, though.
You want the beer news, we’ve packaged it up nicely for you. Bell’s is headed to the south, the BA updates the Beer & Food course, and a craft beer battle wages on in Missouri. Keep reading for the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
**Updated: Oskar Blues announces acquisition of Cigar City Brewing.
Funkwerks prepares to make more beer, Oskar Blues brings back a favorite, and Bernie Sanders has his own beer. These are just a few of the stories you’ll read this week on your quest to become the best and brightest beer expert in the land. Scroll on for the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
This past Saturday night was the inaugural Oskar Blues Southern Hemisphere Hop Festival at Stoney’s Bar and Grill in downtown Denver. What was really great about this event is that almost each participating brewery created at least one or two Southern …
It’s a big week for expanded distribution and Julia Herz. Bell’s, Oskar Blues, and Short’s all made announcements about the newest states in their scope. Julia sent craft beer to Peyton Manning and refuted claims made on the show Bar Rescue. Basically, she’s a badass. Keep reading for all of the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
Colorado gets kegs from Hill Farmstead, Ninkasi wins a Good Food award, and an unlikely brewery makes an offer for AB InBev. Check out all of these news stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.