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Few Facts:

– The first attempted at canning actually started in 1909.  The first attempts were unsuccessful due to pressure and sealing issues.

– Prohibition in the United States (aka The Dark Times) prevented American Can from attempting again until repeal – 1933

– As crazy as it sounds now, the sale of beer in cans wasn’t easy.  Adoption took time.

– Krueger’s canned beer became popular very fast once the idea took off.

– Schlitz, Pabst, Stroh’s & Anheuser-Busch lost market share due to Gottfried Krueger’s cans – so started canning also.

– According to the Brewer’s Association, canned beer accounts for more than 50% of beer sold in the states.

via First Canned Beer Sold Jan 24, 1935 – Beer Street Journal.

beer list: week ending 1/25


mmmmmmm beer

Consumed: Cellared:
Red Brick Thick and Silky -H Rogue VooDoo Doughnut Lemon Crueller
Sam Adams Tetranis -H EvilTwin Anu Mas Cafe Jesus
Red Brick Beard -TM EvilTwin Molotov Cocktail IPA
Bells Cherry Stout -TM
Victory Dirt Wolf -TM
Orpheus IPA -TM
Cherry Street Dirty Frenchman-TM
Founders All Day IPA -TM
New Belgian Blue Paddle Pils -TM
BrewDog Punk IPA -TM
Paulaner Salvator Doppel Bock -TM
Jekyll Slow & Low Smoked Porter -Brew
Monday Night MNB Porter -Brew
Oscar Blues Ten Fidy -TM
Goose Island Muddy Stout -H
Wrecking Bar Victor IPA -Brew
Wrecking Bar Jemmy Dean Breakfast Stout -Brew
Wrecking Bar Border Patrol Strong Ale -Brew

Stone Enjoy By 3.14.15

There is currently a Stone Enjoy By 2.14.15 on shelves. It looks like there is another offering to launch right after – Stone Enjoy By 3.14.15.

It’s no accident that the brewery chose this date – National Pi Day, because this year the date completes two more digits of the Pi calculation, 3.14.15 (Pi= 3.14159265359)

The distribution area for Stone Enjoy By 3.14.15 has not been announced yet.

via Stone Enjoy By 3.14.15.

Dogfish 120 Minute IPA

Dogfish Head’s IPA lineup breaks down into 60 Minute, 61 Minute, 75 Minute, 90 Minute, and 120 Minute. “Dogfish 120″ as it’s called, is the most boozy.

The 18+% ABV monster s hopped daily for a month, while aging on whole leaf hops. Almost all states that receive Dogfish Head will get 120 Minute bottles: DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, CA (Draft only), FL, TX, CT, MA, ME, IL, KY, MI, AZ, CO, NV, OR, WA, IN, RI, WI, D.C.

Those that don’t, thanks to restrictive (read: archaic and stupid) laws: Georgia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Vermont, South Carolina, and Ohio.

The next round of Dogfish Head 120 Minute returns in February, 2015. Shelves in legal to sell states shortly after.

Style: Imperial IPA

Availability: 12oz bottles.

Next Release: February, 2015

18.5% ABV

via Dogfish 120 Minute IPA.

beer list: week ending 1/18


mmmmmmm beer

Consumed: Cellared:
Stone Lukcy Basadt -H
Southern Tier Tier de Garde -H
Red Brick Devine Bovine -H Sweetwater Happy Ending 2015
Abita Bourbon Street Stout -H Victory Dirt Wolf
Green Flash West Coast IPA -TM Sweetwater 2econd Helping IPA
New Belgium Snapshot Wheat -TM
Victory Dirt Wolf -H
Beer -H
Star Hill L’il Red Roostarr -TM
Back Forty Kudzu Porter -TM
Stone Ruination -TM
Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter -TM
Jekyll Hop Dang Digity -MM
Founders Black Rye -TM
Sweetwater 420 -TM
Victory Dirt Wolf -TM
Monday Night Drafty Kilt -TK

Burnt Hickory Ships Bottles

Burnt Hickory Brewery (Kennesaw, GA) is shipping out 22oz bottles of Cannon Dragger India Pale Ale and Big Shanty Graham Cracker Stout today.

These are among the first (public) bottle offerings by the brewery after a substantial brewery equipment expansion that includes a new brewhouse, bottling line and fermentation space.

Both beers are a year round offering by Burnt Hickory. 22oz bottles are headed to the distributor starting today (1/14). On shelves around the Atlanta area soon.

Image via Burnt Hickory
Burnt Hickory Ships Bottles.

Wild Heaven Eschaton has finally arrived in bottles. The Belgian-style quadrupel as been a bottle hopeful since its debut in 2011.

Eschaton is a one-of-a-kind oaked all-malt Quadrupel (or “Belgian Strong Dark” if you prefer) that abounds with dark fruit and pit fruit flavors as well as earthy spiciness. Vanilla oak and warm viniferous notes assert themselves as the beer warms to reveal additional layers of delicious complexity.

“Eschaton” is greek for the end of the world, or climax of history. Wild Heaven Eschaton is available in 12oz bottles, and draft while the world goes on. (Maybe a little bit after too.)

The brewery is also introducing cans in 2015.

Style: Belgian-style Quadrupel (Aged on Pinot Noir Oak Chips)
Availability: 12oz bottles (New), Draft. Year-round.

10.5% ABV

beer list: week ending 1/11

Evil Twin

mmmmmmm beer

Consumed: Cellared:
Stone Stochasticity Hibiscusicity -H Prairie Ale
Green Flash White IPA -H Hoppin Frog Boris the Crusher
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout -TM
Terrapin Turtleneck Gingerbread Winter Warmer -TM
Victory HopDevil IPA Nitro -TM
Boulavard Long Strange -H
Smuttynose Barleywine -H
Green Flash Jibe -TM
New Belgium Slow Ride -TM
Red Brick Brother Leo -TM
Starr Hill Snowblind Doppelbock Lager -TM
Left Hand Fade to Black Mountain Porter -TM
Sierra Nevada Celebration -TM
Brooklyn 72 Chocolate Porter -TM
Terrapin Turtleneck Winter Warmer -MM
Sweetwater HopHash IPA -H
Unita Oaked Imperial Pumpkin Ale -H

Red Brick Imperial Stout

Red Brick Brewing (Atlanta, GA) is taking a hint from the lovers of 20th Anniversary Imperial Stout, when it comes to their upcoming Imperial Stout release.

The 20th Anniversary release (imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels) was one of the brewery’s fastest selling, and most desired barrel aged beers to date. This February, the brewery will launch another rendition of the stout offering.

The Red Brick brewing team recreated the base imperial stout, and has been aging half of it in oak bourbon barrels.

It features big notes of dark chocolate and espresso beans with a mild oak character.

Look for Red Brick Imperial Stout to hit shelves in February, 2015. Part of the brewery’s Brick Mason Series.

Style: Imperial Stout (50% Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)

Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Limited release.

Release: February, 2015

10.% ABV, 60 IBUs

via Red Brick Imperial Stout.

One of the most sought after beers in the world, Russian River Pliny the Younger returns again on February 6th, 2015.

Russian River calls it a “triple” ipa, basically for the motherlode of hops and big ABV that goes along with each glass. Younger is only available on draft (typically in 10oz pours) and never available for growler fills. 2015 marks the 11th year for this brew.

“It’s on! Eric and RJ are brewing the first batches of Pliny the Younger at the pub. It is our 11th year brewing this seasonal winter brew. RJ is new to our brewing team and thought Vinnie may have made a typo on the recipe. Yep. That’s the right amount of hops for Younger! Release date is still set for Friday, February 6th! More details coming soon!”

Extremely limited release of Russian River Pliny the Younger begins the week of February 6th, 2015, and over the course of two weeks at the pub after the first day. Distributors in San Jose, Sacramento, Oregon, Colorado, and Philadelphia will receive their kegs sometime in February.

Style: Imperial IPA

Availability: Draft only

Arrivals: 2/6/2015 (at Russian River). Extremely limited other markets, TBA

10% ABV

via Russian River Pliny The Younger Returns February 6th, 2015.