Denver’s River North Brewery continues its international award winning streak with recent wins in Japan, Brussels, Nashville (World Beer Cup) and now Australia. River North took one gold and two silver medals in Australia’s largest beer competition, the Australian International Beer Awards. The winning beers included some of the brew team’s favorite beers: Bucket of Bolts (Gold), Midnight Hike (Silver), and Snowburn (Silver).
Founded in 2012, River North has continued to earn a name for itself with its intense imperial stouts, barleywines, and barrel aged beers of all varieties. Just last month, the brewery took home two medals at the World Beer Cup, held this year in Nashville. World Beer Cup is the largest beer competition in the world, making River North Brewery’s gold and bronze medal wins the most prestigious in the brewery’s eleven year history. The brewery earned a gold medal for its fan-favorite Midnight Hike imperial chocolate porter and a bronze medal for Snowburn wheatwine, a wintertime staple at its Denver taprooms.
Over in the Brussels Beer Challenge, the brewery earned two silver medals and one gold. One of the brewery’s most well known beers, Nightmare Fuel, which first debuted in 2015, took gold in the coffee beer category. Barrel Aged Bucket of Bolts and Midnight Hike followed up with silver. 2022 makes for a repeat win across the Atlantic for River North. The brewery earned a bronze for Milk Chocolate Mr. Sandman at the Brussels Beer Challenge in 2021.
Other notable wins came at the Japan International Beer Cup last October with six awards: Hello Darkness, Midnight Hike, Adrift on the Baltic, Bucket of Bolts, Twilight Hike, and Sunburn all getting recognition as exceptional examples of their styles.
Can’t bottle our excitement about these Craftwell Cocktail RTDs
Craftwell Cocktails, one the many sister brands of 2 Towns Ciderhouse, released a very cool ready-to-drink cocktail innovation – a premium lineup of bottled cocktails that includes Classic Cosmo, Old Fashioned, Signature Margarita, and Chocolate Espresso Martini. You don’t really see bottles in the RTD space.
“Our Top Shelf series is a natural extension of the Craftwell Cocktails brand,” said Nels Jewel-Larsen, co-owner. “They are a full flavor, convenient yet elegant cocktail option on deck for anytime you may want to treat yourself or a guest.”
Craftwell Cocktails are crafted in the Pacific Northwest with real fruit and carefully selected ingredients that lead to a refreshing and delicious taste. This premium, 20.5% ABV, ready-to-pour line will be hitting stores immediately across Oregon and Washington and will be available year-round.
Upslope special bottle release pays homage to the wild
Upslope Brewing Co. and Boulder Open Space Conservancy are hosting a special bottle release and food pairing event on June 22: Open Space Terroir Project. Inspired by hikes in Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks and the indigenous plants and microorganisms all around us, Upslope Head Brewer Alex Meyer first foraged seasonal flowers, conifer needles, and grasses on and around Upslope’s Boulder breweries in the spring of 2019.
Using the indigenous yeast and bacteria on the foraged plants as catalysts for fermentation, this wild inoculated beer is a blend of three vintages over the course of three years. Each vintage was fermented in oak barrels, then conditioned in the bottle for an additional year.
A collaboration with Boulder Open Space Conservancy, Open Space Terroir Project pays homage to the wild, unpredictable, natural spaces around us in our beautiful backyard of Boulder, Colorado. As part of this partnership with BOSC, we will be donating 10% of Open Space Terroir Project sales to BOSC to help them protect, enhance, preserve, and steward Boulder’s legacy of open space and mountain parks for current and future generations.
All is just peachy at Dust Bowl Brewing
Dust Bowl Brewing Co. announced the release of Peach, Love & Haze Hazy IPA in 16oz cans and draft — the latest offering in its rotating specialty portfolio, which keeps both on- and off-premise accounts stocked with something new for curious craft beer fans. Peach, Love & Haze is an extension of the year-round brand, Peace, Love & Haze that was introduced in 2019.
“Peach is a perfect addition to our fruit-forward and tropical Peace, Love and Haze,” according to Brewmaster, Don Oliver. “This hazy delight introduces a healthy addition of peach in the fermenter creating another layer of fruit to our popular Peace, Love & Haze, which boasts pineapple, guava and orange notes.”
Peach, Love & Haze delivers a 6.3% ABV and 28 IBUs. Available now, Peach, Love & Haze is sold through Dust Bowl Brewing Co.’s network of wholesalers located in California, Nevada, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas, and Pennsylvania.
Neshaminy Creek Showtime at Sundown returns at nearby drive-in
The long-awaited return of Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.’s Showtime at Sundown is premiering at The Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Lehighton, Pa., on June 23, during its double feature of Jaws and The Jerk. This throwback, classic American lager is a collab with the theater. It has a malty body, a hint of sweetness, and a dry finish, making it light and easy to drink. Sitting at a sensationally sessionable 4.2% ABV, this is the perfect beer to pair with a lengthy double feature.
The Neshaminy Creek crew will be onsite selling individual cans and 6-packs of the Retro American Lager along with their Jaws-inspired Summer Dollars Sour Ale. This is also the first night of The Mahoning Drive-In’s Screenwriter Spotlight Series featuring screenwriter and actor Carl Gottlieb who co-wrote Jaws and its first two sequels, as well as classics like The Jerk and Caveman. Tickets for this double feature are available on The Mahoning Drive-In website.
Tilray launches new light beer brand
Tilray Brands Inc., the global cannabis and consumer packaged goods company, announced the launch of Good Supply Beer, a new light beer brand and premium lager brewed for easy-drinking at a refreshing price. Good Supply beer is now available year-round in 16-ounce cans across Georgia, Connecticut, and New York with added distribution rolling out this summer.
Ty Gilmore, President, U.S. Beer, Tilray Brands, said, “Good Supply is the perfect new light beer that’s affordable and tastes great. With the wealth of brewing expertise that lives within Tilray’s beer division, like SweetWater Brewing, Montauk Brewing, and Alpine Beer, Good Supply is uniquely positioned to offer a competitively priced and delicious light beer crafted with premium ingredients and brewing techniques.”
Crafted with high-grade pilsner malt and subtly hopped for an incredibly smooth and refreshing drinking experience, Good Supply’s Easy Lager (4.2% Alcohol by Volume) was made for beer drinkers who want good beer at a great price. It’s everything a light beer should be clean, crisp light, easy to drink, and thirst-quenching.
Braxton Brewing continues delish partnership with Graeter’s Ice Cream
Braxton Brewing Co. and Graeter’s Ice Cream, have teamed up once again to create a one-of-a-kind Graeter’s Peach Kolsch. This specialty, limited-edition craft brew is a marriage between Graeter’s Peach Ice Cream and Braxton’s expertly brewed ale. Braxton’s Graeter’s Peach Kolsch mimics the original Graeter’s summer peach classic and is expected to create a strong demand over the next few weeks.
Consumers will be able to find the collaboration in 12 oz. 6 packs at the Braxton Brewing Company Taprooms, and various retailers throughout Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky at an SRP of $11.99, while supplies last, beginning June 17. The release party for the Graeter’s Peach Kolsch will be a Father’s Day Ice Cream Social held at Braxton’s Taproom presented by Braxton Brewing, Dewey’s, and Graeter’s Ice Cream.