We blame the industry for this… It used to be that when we wrapped up our Weekend Picks on Friday, we could coast through the weekend. There was little need to check in for updates – things were pretty much done. But clearly all that’s changed.
So here’s some of what’s happened in the world of craft beer while you were off enjoying yourself.
Goose Island Offers Refunds On Bourbon County Beers (Chicago, IL) – Goose Island is offering refunds for two of its renowned Bourbon County Brand beers due to “flavors that are not consistent with our expectation of how these beers should taste,” the brewery announced last Friday. Both Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout and Bourbon County Barleywine developed unexpected flavors in the bottle and the brewery will be offering refund Goose Island urged customers seeking a refund to call 800-466-7363. The brewery will accept both full and empty bottles of the beer, but will require a proof of purchase – so you all don’t try to pull a fast one on them.
Stone Adds To Their Fresh IPA Series (Escondido, CA) – Stone is shipping two variations to their popular Enjoy BY IPA Series. Look for the Enjoy By 2/14/16 to include an Unfiltered IPA and a Black IPA this time around.
Words To Drink By (Miami, FL) – “”Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.”
Dave Barry – Author and Columnist
Tröegs Is Building Out Their Wood-Aging Program (Hershey, PA) – Tröegs Independent Craft Brewery has been exploring wood-aging ever since they introduced Scratch Beer Series. And in 2016 they’ll be expanding their brewery and creating a new space that they’ve appropriately named the Slinter Cellar to advance their growing wood-aging program. Completion date is scheduled for April – but you know how these things can go.
Buzz Kill! Britons Warned To Limit Dinking To Less Than One Beer A Day (UK) – The UK government is urging its citizens to drink no more than six pints of beer a week (like that’s ever going to happen), according to Bloomberg, and that any level of alcohol consumption raises the risk of cancer.
Men And Women Can Not Live On Beer Alone (Washington, DC) – American Craft Beer views our biz as an entertainment industry that shares pop-cultural turf with other realms like food, film and music. And every January we pick our favorites. So check out our Best Television Picks and the Top 10 Albums Of 2015 – and let us know if you think we missed anything.
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