Tree House Brewing Secures $7.7 Million Bond from MassDevelopment

Tree House Brewing Secures $7.7 Million Bond from MassDevelopment

MassDevelopment — a public-private economic development agency that works to stimulate economic growth across Massachusetts — has issued a $7.7 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Landreau Realty, LLC, a real estate entity for Tree House Brewing, to help the company build its new 150,000 barrel brewing facility.

Stone Brewing’s Cabin Fever Mixed 12-Pack to Include New Beer

The arrival of cooler months heralds when craft beer drinkers begin to find themselves hunkered down indoors with richer beers like milk stouts and porters. Starting this week the new Stone Vanilla Bean Porter will be packed for any such occasion alongside Stone Coffee Milk Stout, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 and Stone Delicious IPA in the Stone Cabin Fever Mixed 12 Pack.

Independent Brewers Alliance Begins Enrollment

The Independent Brewers Alliance first open enrollment period runs now through September 30th. Early joiners benefit from immediate savings on operational expenses, a 12-month risk-free trial period and the option to help set direction in the categories targeted, supplier selection and discount programs. Member participation in any and all programs is completely voluntary.

Sierra Nevada Partners with Germany’s Mahrs Bräu on New Oktoberfest Beer

Sierra Nevada is pleased to announce Bamberg, Germany’s Mahrs Bräu as their brewing partner for this year’s Oktoberfest seasonal beer. Released each fall, Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest collaborative seasonal will feature a different German brewery every year. The partnership blends centuries of brewing tradition with modern spirit, giving craft drinkers the ultimate Oktoberfest, a festival beer unlike any they’ve experienced in the US.

Branding Checkup: Ninkasi Redesigns Its Flagships

Branding Checkup: Ninkasi Redesigns Its Flagships

Makeovers ares the name of the game in craft these days, even for relative newcomers like Ninkasi Brewing. The Oregon-based craft brewery, which was founded in 2006, this month will rollout rebranded versions of flagship offerings Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA and Dawn of the Red, Red IPA.

Brown Distributing to Shed Craft Brands in Parts of Northern, Central Florida

Brown Distributing to Shed Craft Brands in Parts of Northern, Central Florida

Brown Distributing, a Florida-based beer wholesaler that sells products from more than 60 U.S. craft breweries across the entire state, is in the process of selling the rights to a variety of craft brands in some of its central and northern markets. The company, which lists beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic products from more than 130 suppliers on its website, began informing craft brewery owners of its decision to transfer their brands on Monday night.

Breckenridge and Starr Hill Brewery Introduce Whiteout Imperial IPA

Breckenridge Brewery and Starr Hill Brewery are running it back with their second collaborative beer project. Whiteout, an imperial white IPA brewed with lemongrass from Virginia, debuts at Denver’s Collaboration Fest on Saturday, March 19th.

Mad Anthony Releases Six to Midnight Session IPA

Mad Anthony Brewing Company is excited to announce the introduction of new Spring Release, Six to Midnight Session IPA, rolling out statewide starting March 9th; on draft and in 12oz. cans. Six to Midnight is a deliciously approachable hoppy beer with a lighter body and lower alcohol content than your standard IPA, making this the one to enjoy all day long.

Boston Beer Releases First Nitro Project Brews

Water. Malt. Hops. Yeast. These are the four traditional ingredients in beer. With the new Samuel Adams Nitro Project, the brewers want you to experience a fifth ingredient: nitrogen, in place of carbonation. After experimenting with countless iterations and test batches in the nanobrewery at the Sam Adams Boston Brewery, the brewers are excited to announce the release of the first three brews from the Samuel Adams Nitro Project.

Spangalang Brewery Releases Orange Crushsicle Citrus Session Ale

On Friday, January 22 at 5 PM, Spangalang Brewery (one of Denver’s most revered new microbreweries) is tapping a new beer in advance of the upcoming AFC Championship game this Sunday in Denver. Orange Crushsicle is a fast-finishing, super-quaffable session beer (of just 4.3%) taken to championship heights by additions of orange juice, bitter and sweet orange peel, and a dose of vanilla.

Georgia Lawmaker To File Craft-Friendly Bill

Georgia Lawmaker To File Craft-Friendly Bill

Craft beer is back on the 2016 legislative agenda in Georgia. A forthcoming bill, drafted by Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah), could be introduced as early as next week and include favorable changes to the way small beer and spirits producers operate. Though unfinished, the bill is expected to address brewery tours, retail allowances and food service permits, according to Stephens, who was reached by Brewbound.

Night Shift Brewing Releases Elevensies, Hobbit-Inspired Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter

Unleash your inner hobbit! Night Shift Brewing will release Elevensies, their 8.5% apple brandy barrel-aged version of their Baltic porter, Second Breakfast. Available exclusively at the brewery’s taproom, Elevensies has been packaged in only 400 bottles total ($16 each), and sales are limited to 2 per person.