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04 | 17 | 19

Crafting A Tradition

Posted in Our Beer

Brewers are just folks who love making good beer, but occasionally, the beer geek comes out and we get to play mad scientist for a little while.That's what happened in our barrel room when our friends from Boulevard Brewing Company came to visit. The goal: to find the perfect blend for our 2014 Terra Incognita collaboration brew. The way to get there: tasting a whole lot of beer.Terra Incognita, whose...

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04 | 17 | 19

Hop Hunter Update

Posted in Press Releases

Glad this is behind us. As we said, we have no interest in our beers being confused with anybody else's.We are thrilled that we will not have to delay the release of Hop Hunter because we have a lot of customers very eager to get it. The hop oil distillation process in Hop Hunter is pretty exciting so we want to give big kudos to Ken and our brewing team...

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04 | 17 | 19

Hop Hunter Makes Harvest Year Round

Posted in Our Beer, Hops

This month, we're preparing to launch an all-new IPA into our year-round beer lineup: Hop Hunter IPA.To our knowledge, Hop Hunter is the first beer to feature wet hop flavor year round. This intensely aromatic IPA features pure hop oil, steam distilled in the field from wet hops minutes after harvest. This hop oil contributes a powerful wet hop aroma into the beer, available for the first time outside of...

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04 | 17 | 19

The Epiphany That Unites Brewers and Fans

Posted in Beer Camp Across America

Visit Beer Camp WebsiteDevils Backbone Brewery owner Steve Crandall was in a reflective mood."Let's go around the table and hear what got us all into this."We were all together at Steve's brewery, eight of us, huddled in a cozy booth, sharing beers as the last gasps of a hurricane blew in cold rain from the Virginia coast. We're the Northeast Beer Camp team—or "O.G. 13" as we've come to call...

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04 | 17 | 19

The Brewing Begins for Beer Camp Across America

Posted in Beer Camp Across America

Visit Beer Camp Website"In all seriousness, help yourself to whatever you want."Julian Shrago gave us free rein on Beachwood BBQ & Brewing's 36 tap handles. We hesitated not. A Breaker pale ale here, a Hop Ramen IPA there, a Pablo Escobeer porter infused with coffee—it was morning, after all.Julian is brewmaster and co-owner of Beachwood, and he was hosting a test brewing session in Long Beach for Beer Camp Across...

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04 | 17 | 19

One Hop Harvest: Three Unique Beers

Posted in Uncategorized

The hop season is a pretty romantic time for a beer lover. Watching the bines shoot through the earth, spiral toward the sky and grow heavy with fragrant hops—it's enough to make us wax poetic, and no time is quite as celebrated as harvest.At our Chico brewery, our homegrown hop field gives us a front-row seat to the season and provides the base of our Estate IPA (More on that...

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04 | 17 | 19

A Different Kind Of Collaboration

Posted in North Carolina Brewery

It all started on a bus. Somewhere between the deserts of Arizona and the rocky shores of Maine, a plot was hatched and promises were made, and finally a new craft brewer collaboration is coming together.But this isn't a beer. We've done that. This is something different.Last summer, on the epic cross-country bus trip during Beer Camp Across America, Jamie Floyd, the owner/brewer of Eugene, Oregon's Ninkasi Brewing and our...

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04 | 17 | 19

No-Cook Kölsch Gazpacho

Posted in Food & Beer

In the heat of the summer, there's really just one rule in the kitchen: we're not turning that oven on for nobody.Fortunately, our chef de cuisine Jedidiah Amendola has got us covered with this lush, refreshing, perfectly tart gazpacho that—wait for it—literally involves no cooking. It might have a lot of ingredients (farmers market for the win!), but the recipe makes up for it with ease of preparation. Just grab...

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04 | 17 | 19

Four Years of Super Composting

Posted in Sustainability, Food & Beer

HOT. ROT. Sounds sexy, doesn't it? No? Well, how about 99.8% of trash diverted from landfill and heaps of it being composted and put to good use? We just celebrated the four-year milestone of super-composting in Chico with our HotRot system. We say "super-composting" because what can take Mother Nature nine months to break down, that baby can plow through in a mere 10 days.Our founder Ken Grossman certainly doesn't...

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04 | 17 | 19

What’s a Taproom Without Taps?

Posted in North Carolina Brewery

Visit our Facebook page to see all of our Mills River construction photos. We're working furiously to put the finishing touches on the Taproom and Restaurant at our Mills River brewery as we prepare to open in just a few short weeks. The building is humming with activity as crews work on every aspect from choosing fabric for seat covers to installing HVAC to keep air flowing.Last week we got down...

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