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A Festival Dedicated to Hard Seltzer is Coming to Denver in Mid-September

A Festival Dedicated to Hard Seltzer is Coming to Denver in Mid-September

Hard seltzers continue to dominate the talk of the beer industry this summer, and rightfully so with market research firm Nielsen projecting the industry to reach $1 billion by the end of 2019. The seltzer trend has even begun to bleed into pop culture, with a comedian coining the phrase “ain’t no laws when you’re drinking Claws,” and seltzer taking away another occasion once owned by beer — country music — with singer-songwriter Mark Leach’s ode to White Claw, “Drinkin’ Claws.” The culmination of the so-called summer of seltzer — if it actually does prove seasonal — may come on September 14, with the “Fizz Fight” in Denver.

Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks Announces Bretta Blanc

Just in time for the heat of the harvest season, Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks is set to unleash Bretta Blanc—an eccentric and effervescent wild ale made with white wine grapes from David Walker’s family vineyard.

Wild Leap Releases Rockweave Double IPA

Wild Leap is excited to announce the release of Rockweave Double IPA, brewed in commemoration of the Rockweave Music & Arts Festival taking place in LaGrange, Georgia October 4 – 5, 2019. Brewed with Centennial hops, this limited-edition double IPA will be available beginning August 19. 

River North Brewery to Release Hop-A-Tronig Lupulositor

This Saturday, August 24 at both River North Brewery locations we will be releasing our Hop-A-Tronig Lupulositor. What is this beer, you ask?! It is a New England style double IPA featuring galaxy, mosaic and citra hops.

Monday Night Brewing Releases Lundi IPA

Monday Night Brewing is adding a new beer to its year-round lineup. Lundi is an elegant, soft, and exceedingly balanced India Pale Ale—the result of months of test batches, hop experiments, and sensory panels.

Maui Brewing Co-Founder Discusses Canned Cocktail, Hard Seltzer Lines

Maui Brewing Co-Founder Discusses Canned Cocktail, Hard Seltzer Lines

Maui Brewing Company is rolling out a line of ready-to-drink canned cocktails and hard seltzers in hopes of offering a local alternative to products being shipped to Hawaii from the mainland, co-founder and CEO Garrett Marrero told Brewbound. The new lines, which will initially be sold only in Hawaii, offer Maui “an avenue for growth” as competition increases, he added.

Bronx Brewery Hires Sonja Nelson as Brewer

The Bronx Brewery has hired veteran brewer Sonja Nelson as the newest member of its brew squad. Nelson, a N.J. native who last served as Head Brewer at Long Valley Pub & Restaurant, previously worked as the Assistant Brewer at Czig Meister Brewing.

Belching Beaver Brewery Releases Dia de Los Deftones Mexican-Style Lager

Deftones and Belching Beaver Brewery are at it again. The award-winning craft brewery is joining forces with alternative-rock legends Deftones to produce the latest craft beer and music-inspired recipe–Dia de los Deftones Mexican-style Lager.