Stone Brewing coming to Wisconsin

Starting this week, Stone Brewing will begin selling its beers to bars, restaurants, and retailers throughout the entire state of Wisconsin, the brewery announced via press release. Beechwood Sales and Service will distribute Stone’s bold, often hop-centric beers throughout the Badger State. Beginning June 14, there will be multiple events celebrating the official launch, featuring an impressive … [ Read more]

Brewers Association releases Top 50 Breweries list for 2015

The Brewers Association (BA) released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Here are the top 10 largest craft breweries in the country: 1. D. G. Yuengling and Son, Inc (pictured, above) 2. Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard) 3. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. … [ Read more]

Stone Brewing’s entire 2016 beer roster

For the first time ever, Stone Brewing is sharing their beer release schedule—for the entire year. Included in the many new releases are re-releases of past favorites to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Aptly named their “20th Anniversary Encore Series,” the six-beer line-up kicks off this month with Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. The story behind the stout … [ Read more]

German beer purity law becoming “increasingly irrelevant”

The most fabled law in all of beer turns 500 this year. The Reinheistgebot was introduced in Bavaria in 1516 and mandated, among other things, that German beer be made only from water, hops and barley. Yes, the law predates the discovery of yeast. But prevailing consumer attitudes toward German beer are suggesting that the half-millennium-old dictum … [ Read more]

Stone Brewing makes history with its Berlin-brewed beer

Stone Brewing, the first American craft brewer to independently build, own, and operate a brewery in Europe, will release its first Berlin-brewed beers today, the brewery announced via press release. This is the first time in history that the beers will be tapped in Europe. With brewing underway at StoneBerlin, the brewery’s hop-centric beers will begin … [ Read more]

To sell or not to sell? That is the question in craft beer

With the recent spat of craft breweries selling shares to major brewing conglomerates, the question of selling or staying independent is on the minds of many American craft brewers. While there are many benefits for the craft brewer to sell to a large beer company—including increased distribution, better leverage to source ingredients, and greater marketing resources—many … [ Read more]

Your Father Smelt of Elderberries! Stone’s new Monty Python–themed Stochasticity Project beer

Your mother may not be a hamster, but Stone Brewing of Escondido, California, is declaring Your Father Smelt of Elderberries with the release of its newest Stochasticity Project beer. Described as an “ancient ale,” this 10.3% ABV beer was inspired by ales from medieval England using elderberries. The name, of course, is a nod to … [ Read more]

The Mill: Boarfest, a Beer Pipeline, and more

The Mill is gaining momentum into the fourth quarter. The Great American Beer Fest is back in Denver this weekend, new breweries and taprooms are opening at a record pace, and fresh hops and Oktoberfests are filling our weekends. What’s on your radar in The Mill? Tweet us @growlermag. Events: This Thursday, October 2nd, stop … [ Read more]

The Mill: Global Microbrews, State Fair and More

The Mill is getting together. This time around, we’re skipping the fried-on-a-stick, and declaring it a banner year for ice cream and beer. And beer ice cream. And pretzel curds.  Events: State Fair goers should make sure to check the schedule for seminars at the Land of 10,000 Beers exhibit. Northgate Liquors in Blaine is hosting … [ Read more]

Stone R & R Coconut IPA

Stone Brewing ABV: 7.7%, IBU: 90 R&R Coconut IPA is a collage of flavors. This beer pours with a nice, golden color and has a fruity nose filled with coconut complimented with citrusy hops.  The subtle sweetness won’t overwhelm your palate as it blends perfectly with the fruity hops. R&R finishes hoppy with a nice bitterness … [ Read more]

Big Discount Liquor Reviews Some Brews for October-November 2013

BIG DISCOUNT LIQUOR 3900 CEDAR GROVE PARKWAY EAGAN MN 55122 [email protected] FOLLOW US: @BDLEAGAN   Big Discount Liquor is a store specializing in having something for everybody. With a fine selection of wine, liquor, and beers of all types BDL tries to please a wide variety of customers. Expansive craft beer selections help solidify the … [ Read more]

Stone Releases R&R Coconut IPA

Robert Masterson & Ryan Reschan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA R&R Coconut IPA ABV: 7.7% | IBU: 90 Availability: Limited 22oz. bottles and draft, beginning July 29 Update: Ryan Reschan (one of the winning homebrewers) posted a youtube review of Arrogant Bastard and gave it a “D,” criticizing the beer’s labeling because … [ Read more]