April’s just flying by…but the craft beer biz isn’t slowing down any time soon. No worries, the Rumor Mill is always on the case, keeping you up on all the beer news and lifestyle that matters. Plus we’ve an all-important update on what we’ve been drinking lately and you don’t want to miss that.
Store Cold, Drink Fresh (UK) – BrewDog is championing uber-fresh beer in the UK with a new 30 Day IPA, a beer that conceptually (and not surprisingly given the breweries’ professional friendships) owes its very existence to Stone Brewing’s groundbreaking Enjoy BY IPA series.
BrewDog’s Hop Hub, a 130,000 sq. ft. mega-warehouse based just outside Glasgow and Europe’s first fully-refrigerated beer facility for national distribution, serves as the backbone for BrewDog’s ambitious effort to provide the United Kingdom and Europe with FRESH beer that will never be more than 30 days old.
Hop Hub is outfitted with six colossal chillers that blast out cold air 24/7 and ensure that the over 1 million cans of craft beer it can receive every day, will never experience ambient temperature.
Words To Drink By (Scotland) – “Hop Hub is a time capsule. An ice temple, preciously protecting our beer from the perils of heat damage and flavor deterioration by slowing down the aging process.” – BrewDog co-Founder James Watt
Inquiring Minds Want To Know (Denver, CO) – What prominent craft beer media figure was seen “greening out” at a packed late-night CBC gathering held at the Woods Boss Brewery & Taproom on April 9th?
Some suggest a hop oil overdose…but those close to this individual went into immediate cover-up mode claiming convention fatigue…and we may never know what led to the concerning collapse at the crowded Craft Brewers Conference hang.
What We’ve Been Drinking Lately (Newport, OR) – Rogue Ales and Brew Dr. Kombucha, have reunited and once again come up with something that’s entirely new. Kulture Clash Clear Mind is a bright and lingering 6.9% ABV Imperial Blonde/Kombucha exotic which opens with big bursts of citrus that transforms into notes of rosemary, mint, sage and green tea.