Southern Brew News February/March 2017 : Page 7

www.brewingnews.com By Bill Plott 7 There is a lot going on at Goat Island . New equipment has boosted their capacity to five fermenters and two bright tanks. They have a contract with Toucan Mobile Canning to put some of their brews on supermarket and package store shelves. They have released two new beers --Thrill Hill Vanilla Porter and Son of Bridge Jumper . Thrill Hill has hints of caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and bourbon and weighs in a 6.6% Black Warrior Brewing’s popular taproom in abv. Bridge Jumper is an 8.5% hop downtown Tuscaloosa. bomb with orange and grapefruit tones. P hoto by o wEn o glEtrEE Another Goat Island beer needs a new name. They discovered that another float by nearly 100% in January and will add a brewery was already pouring Palomino Pale Ale . bunch of barrels for barrel aged beers in January. Patrons are invited to go the Facebook page for We're hoping to release the barrel aged series in details on a naming contest. The winner will get a 750 cork and cage,” he said. brewery swag gift basket and a $100 gift card. Yellowhammer is releasing its first IPA in a Big Beach Brewing in Gulf Shores opened six-pack. Cheatin’ Heart IPA is made with a blend its doors in mid-October and has seen growing of Mosaic and Azacca hops. Brewer Keith Yager popularity throughout the fall. A 4,000-square-describes the hop character as “juicy.” foot taproom, courtyard with games, observation Cahaba Brewing will host the 6th deck, small stage for live music and bike rack Annual Birmingham Brewnanza on Jan. 21. are among the amenities, according to head The breweriana collectors show is an annual brewer Rod Murray and owners Jim and Julie presentation of Bama Cannas, the state chapter of Shamburge. the Brewery Collectibles Club of America. Cans, And, of course, there is beer from their bottles, trays and signs will be available for sale 10-barrel brew house. The grand opening or trade. flagships brews include 100 Daze Red Clay is releasing IPA, Rod’s Reel Cream Ale, Irish its annual Auburn Brewing “Roadtrip” Red Ale and Small Science Collaboration. This Town Brown Ale. year’s beer is Nova , a dryer Avondale Brewing has version of a Belgian Double, released “Black Powder” Black said co-owner John Corbin. Rye IPA under its Queens Reserve Regular winter/spring releases label. It is 7.8% and 75 IBUs. will be Big Swamp Oatmeal They have five beers on tap in Stout, Hay Shed Saison, Half-their Sour Room. They are Ferus Time Hefeweizen and Southern Will , a Farmhouse Ale aged in Bumpkin Sweet Potato Brown . French oak barrels, 6%; Window Good People will release Sill , tart red ale fermented with its popular Snake Handler cherries, 6%; Tart IPA , juicy fruit IPA in cans in mid-January. forward hops. 6%; Plum Crazy , Hitchhiker , the West Coast dry, French-style Farmhouse Style IPA spring seasonal Ale with plums, 4.5%; and Dry will be released in March. Hopped Reunir , a tart dry hopped They will also begin their Farmhouse Ale, 5.3%. Georgia distribution. Jeremiah Donald, brewer first Railyard Brewing closed Several charity events are on out the old year with the release for Band of Brothers in tap. They are again partnering of Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout . Tuscaloosa, concocts a with the Mercedes Marathon Brewer Jamie Ray said it was aged range of tasty, Belgian-in Birmingham in February, in Stranahan's Colorado Whisky providing samples for runners inspired ales. barrels. He will also release his P hoto by o wEn o glEtrEE on Friday and Saturday and a Scotch Ale in time for Robbie full beer after the race. They Burns Day in January (25th). will partner with The Exceptional Foundation Red Hills Brewing has released Caught in for a chili cook-off in March. Marketing the Rye IPA (6%) as a fall seasonal. It replaces director Lauren McCurdy said The Heart of their popular Gangsta Rap Friday IPA (7.2%) for Dixie Homebrew Competition is scheduled for a few months. Their winter seasonal is Biscotti February. Vaso – Oatmeal Cookie Amber Ale (5.3%). Other Biloxi Brewing has received its Federal taproom offerings are Homewood Hefeweizen Beer Permit, “which now makes us a legal (5%), A Pound of Brown British Mild (4.5%) and brewery,” said Mark Cowley. He said they are Tribute Session IPA (5%). now awaiting a final inspection from the City of Fairhope Brewing will celebrate its fourth Biloxi inspection. “After all of that is completed anniversary on Jan. 21. There will be food trucks, we will have a fully operational tour program and live music and more than 30 different beers on tasting room,” he added. “You can follow our tap for the event. Managing Partner Brian Kane progress on Facebook and Twitter.” Their beer is said they are releasing a new sour called Charlie currently contract brewed and two new releases in time for Valentine’s Day. It will be a golden are planned for the spring. sour brewed with hibiscus and passion fruit. Chandeleur Brewing has two new releases. Also, available now are Lil Poison Brown Available in kegs and 22-ounce bombers is Ale and Ned RYErson IPA . Raspberry Farmhouse , the latest in their Nervous Rocket Republic’s Scotch Rocket is out, Waters series. Also, available in kegs is their also a 5% American Sour . Brewer Eric Crigger Belgian Dark Strong . said they have “a ton of small batch” in the taproom. “We started canning Mach 1 IPA for tap room sales right now, looking for wide-scale distribution in 2017. We're increasing our keg Compiled by Steve Deason for use in Southern Brew News publication/web site only. Please visit www.brewingnews.com/calendar/sbncalendar.shtml February February 11 Brew on the Bay , Roswell’s Waterfront, Key Largo, FL February 18 Bach and Brew , Cask & Larder, Winter Park, FL February 18 Beer, Bourbon and BBQ , Curtis Hixon Waterfront, Tampa FL February 25 Space Coast Beer Fest, Palm Bay FL March March 1 Barns & Beer Craft Beer Festival , Odessa, FL March 3-9 Athens Beer Week , Athens GA March 4 Classic City Beer Fest , Athens GA March 18, Suwannee Beer Fest , Town Center Park, Suwanee GA March 23-26 Spring Beer Jam , Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin FL April April 4 Naples Craft Beer Festival , Naples FL April 8, Beer & Bacon , Cary NC April 22 Hogtown Craft Beer Festival , Gainesville FL April 22, Lincolntown Food, Wine & Brewfest, Downtown Lincolntown NC

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Bill Plott

<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> There is a lot going on at Goat Island. New equipment has boosted their capacity to five fermenters and two bright tanks. They have a contract with Toucan Mobile Canning to put some of their brews on supermarket and package store shelves. They have released two new beers -- Thrill Hill Vanilla Porter and Son of Bridge Jumper. Thrill Hill has hints of caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and bourbon and weighs in a 6.6% abv. Bridge Jumper is an 8.5% hop bomb with orange and grapefruit tones. Another Goat Island beer needs a new name. They discovered that another brewery was already pouring Palomino Pale Ale. Patrons are invited to go the Facebook page for details on a naming contest. The winner will get a brewery swag gift basket and a $100 gift card.<br /> <br /> Big Beach Brewing in Gulf Shores opened its doors in mid-October and has seen growing popularity throughout the fall. A 4,000-squarefoot taproom, courtyard with games, observation deck, small stage for live music and bike rack are among the amenities, according to head brewer Rod Murray and owners Jim and Julie Shamburge.<br /> <br /> And, of course, there is beer from their 10-barrel brew house. The grand opening flagships brews include 100 Daze IPA, Rod’s Reel Cream Ale, Irish “Roadtrip” Red Ale and Small Town Brown Ale.<br /> <br /> Avondale Brewing has released “Black Powder” Black Rye IPA under its Queens Reserve label. It is 7.8% and 75 IBUs. They have five beers on tap in their Sour Room. They are Ferus Will, a Farmhouse Ale aged in French oak barrels, 6%; Window Sill, tart red ale fermented with cherries, 6%; Tart IPA, juicy fruit forward hops. 6%; Plum Crazy, dry, French-style Farmhouse Ale with plums, 4.5%; and Dry Hopped Reunir, a tart dry hopped Farmhouse Ale, 5.3%.<br /> <br /> Railyard Brewing closed out the old year with the release of Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout. Brewer Jamie Ray said it was aged in Stranahan's Colorado Whisky barrels. He will also release his Scotch Ale in time for Robbie Burns Day in January (25th).<br /> <br /> Red Hills Brewing has released Caught in the Rye IPA (6%) as a fall seasonal. It replaces their popular Gangsta Rap Friday IPA (7.2%) for a few months. Their winter seasonal is Biscotti Vaso – Oatmeal Cookie Amber Ale (5.3%). Other taproom offerings are Homewood Hefeweizen (5%), A Pound of Brown British Mild (4.5%) and Tribute Session IPA (5%).<br /> <br /> Fairhope Brewing will celebrate its fourth anniversary on Jan. 21. There will be food trucks, live music and more than 30 different beers on tap for the event. Managing Partner Brian Kane said they are releasing a new sour called Charlie in time for Valentine’s Day. It will be a golden sour brewed with hibiscus and passion fruit.<br /> <br /> Also, available now are Lil Poison Brown Ale and Ned RYErson IPA.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Black Warrior Brewing’s popular taproom in downtown Tuscaloosa.<br /> <br /> Rocket Republic’s Scotch Rocket is out, also a 5% American Sour. Brewer Eric Crigger said they have “a ton of small batch” in the taproom. “We started canning Mach 1 IPA for tap room sales right now, looking for wide-scale distribution in 2017. We're increasing our keg float by nearly 100% in January and will add a bunch of barrels for barrel aged beers in January<br /> We're hoping to release the barrel aged series in 750 cork and cage,” he said.<br /> <br /> Yellowhammer is releasing its first IPA in a six-pack. Cheatin’ Heart IPA is made with a blend of Mosaic and Azacca hops. Brewer Keith Yager describes the hop character as “juicy.” <br /> <br /> Cahaba Brewing will host the 6th Annual Birmingham Brewnanza on Jan. 21. The breweriana collectors show is an annual presentation of Bama Cannas, the state chapter of the Brewery Collectibles Club of America. Cans, bottles, trays and signs will be available for sale or trade.<br /> <br /> Red Clay is releasing its annual Auburn Brewing Science Collaboration. This year’s beer is Nova, a dryer version of a Belgian Double, said co-owner John Corbin. Regular winter/spring releases will be Big Swamp Oatmeal Stout, Hay Shed Saison, Half- Time Hefeweizen and Southern Bumpkin Sweet Potato Brown.<br /> <br /> Good People will release its popular Snake Handler IPA in cans in mid-January. Hitchhiker, the West Coast Style IPA spring seasonal will be released in March. They will also begin their first Georgia distribution. Several charity events are on tap. They are again partnering with the Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham in February, providing samples for runners on Friday and Saturday and a full beer after the race. They will partner with The Exceptional Foundation for a chili cook-off in March. Marketing director Lauren McCurdy said The Heart of Dixie Homebrew Competition is scheduled for February.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Jeremiah Donald, brewer for Band of Brothers in Tuscaloosa, concocts a range of tasty, Belgianinspired ales.<br /> <br /> Biloxi Brewing has received its Federal Beer Permit, “which now makes us a legal brewery,” said Mark Cowley. He said they are now awaiting a final inspection from the City of Biloxi inspection. “After all of that is completed we will have a fully operational tour program and tasting room,” he added. “You can follow our progress on Facebook and Twitter.” Their beer is currently contract brewed and two new releases are planned for the spring.<br /> <br /> Chandeleur Brewing has two new releases. Available in kegs and 22-ounce bombers is Raspberry Farmhouse, the latest in their Nervous Waters series. Also, available in kegs is their Belgian Dark Strong.<br />

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Compiled by Steve Deason for use in Southern Brew News publication/web site only. Please visit www.brewingnews.com/calendar/sbncalendar.shtml<br /> <br /> February<br /> February 11 Brew on the Bay, Roswell’s Waterfront, Key Largo, FL<br /> <br /> February 18 Bach and Brew, Cask & Larder, Winter Park, FL<br /> <br /> February 18 Beer, Bourbon and BBQ, Curtis Hixon Waterfront, Tampa FL<br /> <br /> February 25 Space Coast Beer Fest, Palm Bay FL<br /> <br /> March<br /> March 1 Barns & Beer Craft Beer Festival, Odessa, FL <br /> <br /> March 3-9 Athens Beer Week, Athens GA <br /> <br /> March 4 Classic City Beer Fest, Athens GA <br /> <br /> March 18, Suwannee Beer Fest, Town Center Park, Suwanee GA <br /> <br /> March 23-26 Spring Beer Jam, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin FL<br /> <br /> April<br /> April 4 Naples Craft Beer Festival, Naples FL <br /> <br /> April 8, Beer & Bacon, Cary NC <br /> <br /> April 22 Hogtown Craft Beer Festival, Gainesville FL <br /> <br /> April 22, Lincolntown Food, Wine & Brewfest, Downtown Lincolntown NC<br />

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