Dogfish Head Pulling Beer From Several States

11 Mar

Dogfish Head

 

Another economic sign of the times? Dogfish Head will be completely pulling or limiting their beer in the future from several states, including Tennessee, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Indiana.

Poor Wisconsin is seemingly getting the shaft left and right.

Sam Calagione is extremely apologetic in his blog post, Thanks For Understanding. He says the reason for the decision is because demand is so high and they aren’t able to produce enough supply to satisfy it all. It sounds as if the states close to Delaware are safe … and my fingers are crossed that it will remain available in Pennsylvania.

Do any of you live in these four states who won’t be receiving any more Dogfish Head beer?

Iron Hill Brewery Opening a New Location

10 Mar

Iron Hill Brewery mug club

I am a huge fan of Iron Hill Brewery. We have been going to the Lancaster location since it opened and the beer and food is always spot-on. The waitstaff are knowledgeable and there are fun events every month. Both Mike and I were fortunate enough to spend a day brewing with Paul Rutherfod and Chad Reiker (you can read about the day here) and I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Finn, the founding partner of the breweries late last year.

It is with excitement that I share news that they are opening another location this year, in the Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia. Many congrats to the Iron Hill team and may the future continue to be full of success!

You can read the entire press release here.

Below are renderings of the new location. Photos are courtesy of Iron Hill Brewery, via Profile PR.

Craft beer bridges partisan divide in Senate (via Politico.com)

10 Mar

Craft beer bridges partisan divide in Senate – On Congress – POLITICO.com.

I think this legislation would be fantastic to see go through. Our country started out with one of its express purposes being supporting the everyday man and woman be able to make their dreams a reality. With all the conglomerates and mega-corporations it has become harder and harder to do that in recent years. Any legislation like this helps us get back to the basics!

Making a Yeast Starter

10 Mar

First for the disclaimer: we did not create this video or content and are just passing it on because it is easy to understand and creative. The video was made with Dana Borque of Brewniverse and filmed by Jeremy White. All accolades go to them.

If you would like to see a list of what you’ll need to make a yeast starter like in this video, head over to American Homebrewers Association for that info.

What is a yeast starter? In a simple nutshell, it provides the yeast a nice happy place to live and chow down before being introduced to the batch of beer its job is to convert. You’re just giving the yeasties an edge on their task. They’re doing such an amazing thing for you and your homebrew, the least you can do is give ’em some training wheels. Check out the video. You know you wanna.

 

St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company – Ephrata, PA

9 Mar

St. Boniface

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a craft beer lover’s dream. I kid you not, this area is continually seeing new breweries pop up and they all seem to do quite well for themselves. It is wonderful to see them thriving because it proves how many individuals have an appreciation not only for finely crafted beer (as opposed to swill) but also that there is a strong sense of community and buying locally (as opposed to corporate monsters).

I’m a fan from every angle.

St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company is based in Ephrata and is the joint work of two guys who used to homebrew and decided their powers working together were greater for the forces of good. St. Boniface is the patron saint of brewers (I fancy we may have named our second son Boniface if I was game for getting knocked up again) and the company has named their current brews Libation–a double IPA, Epiphany–a Belgian Dubbel, and Hegemony–an imperial stout.

It looks like they’re filling growlers on Saturdays from 9am-2pm. They are located in Ephrata, at 100 N. State Street, Suite 401.

Check out their Facebook page for more information. We’ll do a review of the beer once we get our hands on some and I’ll take photos of their location as well.

Cheers!

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8 Mar

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Welcome to Disgraceful Brewing!

8 Mar

This site is in its beginning stages of infancy. For more information on who we are and what this blog will be about, check out the page about us. We are looking forward to seeing this baby blog grow and welcome you all along for the ride. Cheers to good beer!

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