It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…but clearly 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!
A Brewing Legend Celebrates 190 Years In The Biz With Something Old And Something New (Pottsville, Pa) – America’s oldest brewery and the largest independent brewer in the nation, D.G. Yuengling & Son is celebrating its 190th anniversary with a series of limited-edition beer can releases. Beginning this month and continuing through April, Yuengling will release five limited-edition cans of Yuengling Lager, one each month, that showcase the evolution of beer label design over the years…
As part of its 190 year celebration, Yuengling will also be debuting a special limited-edition Bourbon Barrel Reserve beer on January 11th at its Pottsville location that according to USA Today, was aged in a hand dug cave that dates back to the brewery’s beginnings in the late 1800’s.
Established in 1829 Yuengling was originally called Eagle Brewery, which helps to explain the eagle prominently featured on its label today. In addition to its brewery in Pottsville, the company has additional operations in Tampa, as well as in and Mill Creek, Pennsylvania.
Words To Drink By (Washington, DC) “Beer has always been my drug of choice…I’ve been drinking it since I was nine.” Tom Bobak / American Craft Beer
New Can Innovations From Ball In 2019 (Broomfield, CO) – With the craft beer biz canning more beer than ever before, the Ball Corporation will be introducing new can innovations in 2019 according to Food & Wine. In addition to new top-of-the-can printing, get ready for a new way to make an entire can scannable for consumers without affecting the actual artwork.”
What We’ve Been Drinking Lately (Rochester, NY) – Last night we hit up something new from the Genesee Brew House that they recently launched in October. Brewed with a citrus-centric medley of earthy Simcoe and spicy Crystal hops smartly tethered to sturdy malt backbone, GBH IPA is a juicy 6% ABV India Pale Ale that after a year in development did not disappoint.