Archive for the ‘Beer News’ Category


Goose Island’s Matilda makes her way West

March 25, 2010

Award winning spicy Belgian Pale Ale is now available to beer connoisseurs in the West

Chicago, IL, March 2, 2010 . . .The long anticipated release of Goose Island Beer Company’s Matilda on the West Coast is now official, announced the Chicago brewer today. A staple in Midwestern US beer markets since it launched there in 2005, Matilda will now be made available to craft beer drinkers in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado and New Mexico. The beer begins shipping today and is scheduled to hit shelves of better grocery stores and beer specialty shops throughout the Western US by the beginning of March 2010. Matilda will also be available on draught at restaurants and high-end pubs throughout the West. Read the rest of this entry ?


Bravo Gelato Nashville and Yazoo Brewery: two great tastes that taste great together

March 19, 2010

Yazoo Brewery NashvilleI’ve heard recently about Bravo Gelato, here in Nashville, making Yazoo Stout gelato.  I first tried gelato in Italy in 2004, but I was never lucky enough to experience gelato made with beer.  I wanted to give it a shot, mostly for this blog, but I’ll admit, I was a little concerned.  Beer gelato?  Hmmmm….   Plus I doubted I would be anywhere in their neighborhood any time soon (I didn’t even know where Bravo Gelato Nashville was located. Read the rest of this entry ?


Flying Fish Brewing Company announces the newest entry in their Big-Bottle Exit Series: Exit 16 Wild Rice IPA

February 27, 2010

CHERRY HILL, NJFlying Fish Brewing Company (1940 Olney Avenue, 856-489-0061), is excited to announce the debut of their new Exit 16 Wild Rice Double IPA, the latest entry in their “Exit Series” of big-bottle beers honoring their home state of New Jersey.  Exit 16 bottles will be available by mid-March and will also on be on draft in limited quantities throughout the region. Read the rest of this entry ?


The Village at Lake Las Vegas and Buckbean Brewing Co. Present Brew’s Best

February 18, 2010

A Hand-Crafted Beer Festival Benefiting the New Vista Community

(Las Vegas, Nev.)The Village at Lake Las Vegas and Buckbean Brewing Company, the largest production microbrewery in Nevada, will host Brew’s Best Hand-Crafted Beer Festival Saturday, March 13, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Taster kits are available for $25, which include 30 sampling tickets and a souvenir tasting mug. All proceeds will benefit local charity New Vista Community.

Brew’s Best is the third installment of successful craft beer festivals hosted at The Village at Lake Las Vegas. The festival has grown to more than 20 breweries sampling as many as 75 craft beers, and the highest expected attendance to date. Read the rest of this entry ?


Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch hits shelves January 2010

December 10, 2009

Direct from Flying Dog comes word of Raging Bitch hitting shelves in January of 2010.  Brewed to celebrate Flying Dog’s twentieth anniversary, Raging Bitch is “…an American IPA fermented with Belgian yeast” and “is beautifully balanced between the Belgian fruity and citrus hop characteristics at the relatively high alcohol at 8.3% ABV.”

Aside from celebrating with the release of this Belgian-style IPA, Flying Dog will also be “… hosting a 20th Anniversary party at the Brewery and events in major markets across the country throughout 2010.”

Below is the press release in it’s entirety. You can visit Flying Dog on the Web at or on twitter at



FREDERICK, MD, December 10th—Flying Dog Brewery proudly announces the launch of RAGING BITCH, a Belgian-style IPA, to celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2010. Raging Bitch, both the beer and the art that graces its label, prove that even after 20 years Flying Dog is as edgy and provocative as ever.

The cutting edge art on the Raging Bitch label is yet another contribution from Ralph Steadman, who has created original art for all of Flying Dog’s beers. “The Raging Bitch label is my personal favorite”, said Stephanie Kerchner, Director of Marketing for Flying Dog. “This package reflects everything that Flying Dog stands for and the women of Flying Dog absolutely love it”, she added.

The beer itself, an American IPA fermented with Belgian yeast, is beautifully balanced between the Belgian fruity and citrus hop characteristics at the relatively high alcohol at 8.3% ABV. Raging Bitch comes on the heels of Flying Dog being honored as Mid Sized Brewing Company of the Year at this year’s Great American Beer Festival Flying Dog and after winning a string of medals and honors across Europe and Asia. “This has truly been a milestone year for Flying Dog. It is very exciting to be celebrating our 20th Anniversary and Brewery of the Year going into 2010 with Raging Bitch,” said Kerchner.

The decision to celebrate its 20th Anniversary with the Belgian IPA became apparent after multiple successful batches and great consumer, distributor and retailer feedback. “Raging Bitch represents what is fun about the recipe creation process and what goes into creating high-quality craft beer. The brewers of Flying Dog are very excited to have a beer like this to celebrate our 20th anniversary,” says Matt Brophy, Sr. VP of Brewing Operations.

Flying Dog will be hosting a 20th Anniversary party at the Brewery and events in major markets across the country throughout 2010. “Details are still in the process of being finalized but I can assure you the events will all be true Flying Dog celebrations full of Raging Bitch and Gonzo spirit,” says Kerchner.

Raging Bitch will begin shipping on December 8th and will be available in 6-packs and draft in January of 2010. Raging Bitch 750 ml limited edition hand-corked champagne bottles, which include a numbered poster are available for purchase at the Frederick, MD brewery on Saturdays during tours.

About Flying Dog
Flying Dog was founded in Aspen, CO in 1990, relocated to Frederick, MD in 2008, and is currently Maryland’s largest brewery. The Flying Dog Brewery is located at 4607 Wedgewood Blvd., in Frederick, MD and its world-class “litter of ales” is available in 48 states and 29 countries Flying Dog’s core values of “purposeful, provocative and irreverence” flow through the veins of the brewery’s founding owners George Stranahan and Richard McIntyre. George and Richard were good friends with the “Gonzo Journalist” Hunter S. Thompson, who coined the brand’s tagline “Good People Drink Good Beer,” and also with the “Gonzo Artist” Ralph Steadman, who illustrates the brand’s packaging. For more information please visit

Stephanie Kerchner
2401 Blake St., Denver, CO 80205


The Beer Snob heads to Panama City Beach, and Chan’s Wine World, in October

September 8, 2009

Good evening beer fans. I’ve been unable to enjoy much beer lately, but I hope to remedy that soon! I’ll be heading back to Panama City Beach in October and will be making my way back to Chan’s Wine World, one of my favorite places to buy beer anywhere!

I first mentioned them last year, and they are where I first purchased any of Dogfish Head’s amazing beers.

I do have a review on tap, Rogue’s Captain Sig’s Northwestern Ale. I love “Deadliest Catch“, and the Northwestern is my favorite crab boat on the show, so when I saw this I had to buy it. I was not disappointed.

While I’m giving you links to check out, mosey over to Buckbean Brewing’s new blog, Buckbean Brewing Company’s News and Notes. They have me featured on their blog in the blogroll and a feed from my blog!

Here’s another new blog I’ve added recently to my blogroll: Hops and Hickory. Joe is checking out not just beer, but bbq as well. In his own words:

My mission… to share reviews of beers, brew pubs and barbecue restaurants that you might otherwise not try on your own.

Go check out his blog!

Until next time….hopefully soon with the Rogue review…

The Beer Snob


Buckbean Brewing Company teams with Grand Sierra Resort & Casino for CANFEST- Reno International Canned Beer Festival

August 12, 2009

Oh, how I wish I could attend…

Reno, NV (August 2009) — Buckbean Brewing Company, Nevada’s largest production microbrewery, will bring to Reno this October the first ever CANFEST – Reno International Canned Beer Festival, the first international beer judging and tasting for canned beer, to take place at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Oct. 23, 2009.

Buckbean, a company that packages their beers in environmentally-friendly 16 ounce aluminum cans, hopes to shed light on the various breweries across the US that distribute their brews in cans and crush the many myths regarding beer in cans. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Nature Conservancy and the Great Basin Bird Observatory.

The competition will commence and finish in the Grand Sierra Theater October 23, from 6:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. Judging will take place prior to the public tasting. Celebrities from the beer world will judge the beers individually, based on categories still to be decided. Beer seminars, beer and food pairings and a forum of brewers that can beer are planned.

Along with Buckbean Brewing Company, Big Sky Brewing Company, Oskar Blues, Ukiah Brewing Company, Maui Brewing Company, Surly Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Uncommon Brewers, and Rochester Mills Brewing Company are a few that have confirmed they will attend the event.

Ticket prices are $35 per person and room packages will be available for attendees. For more information, please contact Constance Aguilar from Abbi Public Relations at or by calling 775.323.2977.



Buckbean Brewing Company recently expanded into the Las Vegas and Northern California markets. The craft beer company produces its two signature beers, Original Orange Blossom Ale and Black Noddy Lager, in 16-ounce, environmentally-friendly cans, giving beer fans the opportunity to take their favorite brew with them hiking, biking, golfing and boating without the worry of glass breaking.