news from Mikkeller

While the beer geeks were slobbering over the news of a 1K IBU beer coming in February, I was more interested in two other notes…

# 1
“2009 was also the year where Mikkeller got his line of Single Hop on the move. After the first single hop, Simcoe, more followed, and last month came Tomahawk and Amarillo which was the 6th. and 7th. Early next year, 2010, an additional three new single hop beers will hit the market and at the same time new batches of the previous 7. This way you will be able to visit your local beer-pusher and buy 10 different Single Hops at the same time. With 10 different Single Hops in the fridge, all you need is a bag of peanuts to save the evening.”
I love the Mikkeller Single Hops and the fact that more are coming is beyond awesome.

# 2
“Mikkeller has planed more travels abroad in 2010. One of these travels will go to Greece to brew a beer with the greek micro-brewery Craft. And a couple of journeys to the US can not be excluded. Whether this will result in yet a new beer brewed with Three Floyds, or Mikkeller will brew with a different brewery is to early to say. Another cooperation with a European brewery is in the plan for 2010 also.”

3 Floyds + Mikkeller. That will be a beer to hoard for sure.

Stone Winter Storm


Super Bowl be damned! I would rather be at this party…
“Stone Winter Storm is back for a fourth and glorious year! All 32 Bistro taps (and more!) will be pouring an avalanche of year ’round beers, special releases, archived vintages, barrel aged brews, collaborations, brewer’s one-off creations, casks, and more bottles than you can shake a Christmas tree at. We’ll see you here for an amazing week-long celebration of the rarest and tastiest Stone brews to be found outside of our 8,000 sq. foot cold box!”

Follow this LINK to get the updated information.

Bottled Invasive Species

from The Oregonian via Captured by Porches
“We just got TTB label approval for our two beers that we will have in returnable bottles. We have sent out a few cases to choice accounts to test the waters, and all indications show that Portlanders are happy to pay the dollar deposit additional for a returnable, reusable bottle (or else they are home brewers that recognize that a dollar is a great price for a 750ml flip top!). Either way, we are super excited not only to be finally bottling, but to be doing so in a manner that breaks the ‘use once and destroy’ stream. (I have a ton of statistics and facts about how costly glass is to recycle).
Our IPA should hit the shelves of bottle shops and one New Season location on Jan 15; our ‘Friday’ beer is set for release on Feb 1.”

New School Brew Blog

Due to my being born and raised just south of Portland, I follow the craft beer scene from afar and try to get to events and new breweries as time and money permit. The next best thing is reading about what is happening. And here is another voice that you might enjoy reading…
new school

You can check out the latest posts HERE

Revolution Brewing


I love the words “newly opened brewery”. If you are in the Chicago area look up this Goose Island alum.

Here is their beer list…
Cross of Gold
An american blonde ale that redefines the style with bursts of fruity aroma and a dry finish.

Iron Fist Pale Ale
An amber pale ale dry hopped with a blend of American hops.

Workingman Mild Ale
Drinkable brown session beer with a nutty, toffee flavor. Served lightly carbonated from a traditional Brittish handpump.

Bottom Up White Ale
Light, refreshing wheat beer spiced with coriander and orange peel