ABC 13 in Asheville video clip about stadium beer bill.
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ABC 13 in Asheville video clip about stadium beer bill.
Steel String intro video by Richard Mitchell
Article and video from the Citizen Times about Hi-Wire brewing. The Circus themed brewery is set to debut this summer in the old Craggie Brewing location in downtown Asheville.
See it all at www.citizen-times.com
Asheville’s new Hi-Wire Brewing has both. The brewery will open in early June in the old Craggie Brewing location at 197 Hilliard Ave, in what has become the city’s fast-growing brewing district.
The beers all have a circus theme in their names. And Hi-Wire will offer Asheville’s first year-round German-style pilsner as one of their flagship brews, plus 12-ounce bottled beers from the get-go.
Also from Citizen Times: Beer Guy: Wedge Brewing taps into outdoor movies
Video and story about Foothills brewing 100 Foot beer to celebrate from WFMY
Winston-Salem is preparing to celebrate its 100th birthday, and to mark the occasion, Foothills Brewery is making a limited edition beer called Hundred Foot.
The name was chosen to reflect the collaborative nature of Winston and Salem joining to become one city 100 years ago, and the beer is a cream dry ale hopped with, appropriately, centennial hops.
The only batch was bottled live during News 2′s Good Morning Show on Friday.
Hundred Foot will be available at most of the city’s centennial events, at Foothills’ downtown Winston-Salem pub; and in limited release 22 oz. bottles at selected retail establishments.
A visit to RED HOOK Brewing in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Photos and some video of the tap room, beer garden and brewery taken on a visit in September 2011.
A new beer event set for Sunday February 24th promises to be a premier beer and food event for Durham and North Carolina… possibly the south! 20 Durham restaurants paired with 20 North Carolina breweries and another 30 brewers represented on top of that. Several guest speakers in the form of Ken Grossman (Sierra Nevada), Kim Jordan (New Belgium) and Dale Katechis (Oskar Blues) will take the stage throughout the day.
Ticket and more info: http://www.bullcityexperience.com/
Here is a great video about this events benefactor, Ellerbee Creek Watershed Association.
Durham, NC (February 12, 2013) — The McKinney Ten Percent, the ad agency’s incubator that encourages all employees to devote 10% of their time to focus on new applications of creativity and technology unrelated to current client business, has found a way to breathe new life into both beer tasting and arcade gaming.
Created for Big Boss Brewing Company, Beercade is the first-ever beer-dispensing arcade game that takes the snore factor out of beer sampling. Instead of being served by a distracted bartender, wired beer rep or harried festival worker, beer lovers get to fight until the end for a sample of Big Boss’ most popular beers.
Beercade was created in-house by McKinney from the Flash-based game, The Last Barfighter, to the arcade machine itself. Players choose one of five characters representing the five year-round Big Boss brews: Hell’s Belle, Bad Penny, Angry Angel, Blanco Diablo and High Roller. In what looks like a standard biker bar, the players fight in three rounds using basic fighting moves like punches and kicks, as well as signature moves like fire throwing, unicorn horn impaling and butt slaps. The best player of the three rounds wins, and a sample of beer is automatically dispensed via the Beercade taps.
“Beercade uses a custom-made system that re-utilizes certain retro nostalgic arcade machine user actions for its concept,” explains McKinney Creative Technologist Adam Carroll. “Its coin slot has been replaced with a few drip trays, cupholders and motion sensors to accept a cup in place of a quarter. When we started, we were trying to find a way for retro arcade machines to live again, and when we brought the idea to our client Big Boss Brewing, they jumped on board.”
So what is the Beercade experience? The arcade machine itself was constructed out of wood and styled after the old fashioned machines still standing at some arcades, pizza joints and music venues. Two players stand side by side working identical joysticks under which are beer taps instead of coin slots. Each side of the machine features custom-illustrated pictures. On one a man holds a beer high in victory while being grasped at from below by scantily clad women; on the other, a woman is similarly posed extending a certain finger. The game logo, including typography, was also developed by in-house graphic designers and is showcased across the top of the machine.
“I grew up playing video games, and I remember stacking quarters at the old arcades waiting in line to show off my virtual fighting skills. And I think it’s a nostalgic experience a lot of people identify with,” said Associate Creative Director Owen Tingle. “I’ve also grown to appreciate the craft and skill it takes to make good-tasting beer. So to combine these two passions into a unique experience other people can enjoy was just awesome.”
“The Last Barfighter is a latest tool in the Big Boss arsenal. It’s a secret weapon that really showcases our beer brands in a fun, interactive, beer-dispensing video game with retro-cool appeal!” said Dave Rogers, Big Boss Brewing’s marketing and distribution manager. “We plan on featuring the Last Barfighter at events that help raise funds and awareness for our charitable partners in the communities we serve.
McKinney was recently named the most effective independent advertising agency in the world by Effie Worldwide and Warc. The agency also took home Best in Show at the 2012 IAB MIXX Awards that honors the best creative digital advertising in the world. Over the past year, McKinney has won 43 major industry awards. Founded in 1969, Durham, NC-based McKinney is recognized for having one of the most innovative business models in the industry, focused on big ideas brought to life in powerful conversations between people and brands. The agency’s clients include Nationwide, Nationwide Financial, Travelocity, Samsung, Brown-Forman, Meijer, Sherwin-Williams, Gold’s Gym, Mizuno, CenturyLink, Royal Canin, Big Boss Brewing and Urban Ministries of Durham. McKinney is part of Cheil Worldwide, one of the world’s leading marketing communications networks with 55 offices in 30 countries, and has expanded its East Coast footprint by opening an office in New York.
Progress report video: Deep River Brewing in Clayton, North Carolina shows off a new brew house and tap room area.
Here is a video I put together for the Tap The Neuse event at Big Boss Brewing that will benefit the Neuse River Keepers who protect Raleigh’s drinking water.
all the details:
Help us help those who protect our drinking… and brewing water. Event on Sunday, February 10th. Live Music, Food Trucks, Raffle, Beer! Advance tickets are suggested
http://bigbossbrewing.com/ & http://neuseriver.org/
The Big Boss Brewery will be hosting a benefit concert for the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Sunday February 10th 2013. The musical entertainment will be
12:00 James Olin Oden and Justin Johnson
01:00 Magnolia Collective
02:00 Chip Robinson
03:00 Hank Sinatra
A $10 door cover charge lets you in to enjoy the live music. Raffles will be held during the event $2 per raffle ticket. Furthermore, food trucks Porchetta & American Meltdown will be on site along with House of Swank Clothing Company. All door cover charges, raffles proceeds as well as a portion of the food trucks and vendor sales will go towards the NRF. We have some great items to raffle off from our sponsors!
Big Boss, REI, Starbucks, Burts Bees, Rain Water Solutions, Paddle Creek, Whole Foods, Zoes Kitchen and House of Swank Clothing Company.
In less than a week we give you another round of #ncbeer news from media sources from all over our state. First of all I wanted to mention that over the weekend I attended the Raleigh Rare Beer tasting. I poured for Big Boss (who brought Hells Bizz-Ness sour ale and a bbl aged version of Night Knight). Several great sours, stouts, barrel aged beers and barley wines were served that day to a crowd of extreme beer seekers who traveled from all over North Carolina and Virginia (possibly more) to be in Raleigh last weekend. The event raised $12,000 for Pints for Prostates! Congrats to Tyler’s Taproom of Raleigh who hosted the day and put together this event!
Fullsteam / Cackalacky Colaboration debut, Charlotte Beer Fest preview in N&O
Winter Warmer Coverage from Citizen Times in Asheville
And because you’re a mad #ncbeer tweeter you already know that April is a North Carolina beer month!
A couple videos from festivals in Greenville and Asheville
Brushfire Stankgrass from the Asheville Winter Warmer
News coverage from local station Channel 12 out of New Bern, NC covering the announcement of Beer Army selecting Trenton, NC as the location to put the Beer Army Combat Brewery.