Posted by Dave on January 29th, 2013 | Comments Off
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!
It’s official! New Belgium Brewing / of Fort Collins, Colorado will build a second brewery in Asheville, North Carolina. Here are a few videos from New Belgium CEO, Kim Jordan and video from the press conference that took place on April 5th.
“New Belgium CEO, Kim Jordan, discusses why New Belgium picked Asheville, North Carolina, as the location for its second brewery.”
From the New Belgium Brewing blog:“New Belgium Brewing is happy to announce that Asheville, North Carolina will be the site for our east coast brewery! This news comes to you directly at 2:15 MST Thursday, April 5, 2012 (ish). This afternoon was the press conference with Governor Bev Perdue, NBB CEO Kim Jordan and the rest of our site selection team. The event was hosted at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. The future brewery sits on 17.5 acres of a brownfield site and we are looking to break ground in the first quarter of 2013. On that schedule the brewery should be up and operational for the first quarter of 2015. We are looking to open with a 150,000 square-foot facility and a planned annual brewing capacity of 400,000 barrels. Room for growth in the ensuing years has been planned for, and the brewery will be open to the public with a tasting room and tours. The plan is to hire 50 co-workers for the opening, with an expected growth of 20 new co-workers per year for the first 5 years of operation.
We couldn’t be more excited about this. We picked Asheville for our second brewery because it has everything we have been looking for. The city, the natural resources, the beer culture, everything about it seemed to be a perfect fit. We are looking forward to being a part of Asheville and we are excited to see how Asheville shapes our future.
Posted by Dave on December 9th, 2011 | Comments Off
Discussing Asheville beer news plus Sierra Nevada & New Belgium potential build
Reporter Jake Frankel and beer columnist Anne Fitten Glenn discuss the state of beer business and culture in Asheville. Hosted by Margaret Williams. Podcast produced by Steve Shanafelt. Theme music is “jam band spy song” by E. Lee.
Posted by Dave on December 9th, 2011 | Comments Off
Recently posted on Youtube with Paul from Duck Rabbit
Rep. Price joined Public Radio East to talk about his decision to co-sponsor the Small BREW Act, which would cut the excise tax on beer produced by small brewers. North Carolina is home to more small breweries than any other state. The story also focuses on other aspects of the effort to pass the legislation.
Quick lil demo on ripping caps with the Brewsees in tote.
Are you looking for something that says “Bad Ass” and “practical” all in one gift? Look no further than BrewSees, the shades with a built in bottle opener. I have to admit, when I was first introduced the very idea of this product it seems like a cute novelty idea.
Once I got a hold of a pair of Brewsees I was proven wrong.
First of all the carrying case for your new pair of glasses is a bottle koozie! The lenses are polarized for full UV protection set in a heavy polycarbonate frame. The business end of this pair of glasses is the bottle opener at the end of each arm. Anodized aluminum makes opening bottles as easy as putting on your glasses.
Posted by Dave on November 20th, 2011 | Comments Off
Video and photos from “underground competitive drinking sport” known as the beer mile, held in a secret location on 11/19/11.
1) Jon Odgers dominated with 8:38
2) Ian VanGundy 9:02, awesome first race
3) Kevin Boyett 10:23, dropped 4:03 off PR
4) John Rabon 12:28, valiant first effort
5) Joe Winegarden 11:21, w/penalty lap for puking
6) Jerry Winegarden 15:08, had a cold
Shout outs to our officials: timer Ted Gross; photographer David Rogers; DJ & photographer Harmony Schilling; Crowd Control & Security Adam Springs.
video and photos: Away Team Media craftbeercollective.com
Posted by Dave on November 5th, 2011 | Comments Off
New canned beers from Asheville & Carolina are set to hit store shelves soon and much to the delight of hopheads both beers are IPAs. Through web and tweet reports from both breweries, we learn that beer drinkers are a little closer to more beer cans on shelves around the state. Shiva IPA from Asheville Brewing and Flagship IPA from Carolina Brewery in Chapel Hill/ Pittsboro. Here are their Federal Approved label images below:
Images courtesy the Alcohol, Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau.
Thanks to mountainx.com we discovered this video of Asheville Brewing’s canning line
Posted by Dave on October 28th, 2011 | Comments Off
Here is a clip of Stone Brewing Company’s Greg Koch finishing his speech on top of the bar at Tyler’s Tap Room in Durham, North Carolina. This took place on October 27th, 2011 while the craft beer pioneer was on his 15th anniversary book tour.