ATTENTION ALL ILLINOIS HOMEBREWERS Want a chance to fly to Stone Brewing and have your beer brewed and distributed by Stone? Mail or deliver your homebrew to Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar in Bridgeport, the Community of the Future. Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar 960 W 31st St Chicago, IL 60608 The official event date will be 8/25 and will be a competition in Bridgeport (at Co-Prosperity Sphere). The first round deadline is 6/30 and is limited to one beer per brewer and has to be mailed to or delivered to Maria’s Packaged Goods in Bridgeport. The bottle has to include the name, contact info, abv, etc. 20 brewers will be chosen to participate and compete on 8/25 where an esteemed panel of judges including Greg Koch from Stone will judge. The 1st Place Prize is a trip for two to Cali to collaborate on a beer with Stone and Two Brothers. Your beer will be brewed at Stone, bottled and distributed…..BOOM! * official rules and more details coming soon..stay tuned!!! *for more information email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Surly Brewing destination brewery concept drawing We found some great news about one of our favorite breweries.. REBLOG FROM BEERPULSE (Brooklyn Center, MN) – Surly Brewing Founder and Owner, Omar Ansari, and Head Brewer, Todd Haug, did a talk at last weekend’s SAVOR event. The biggest revelation from Ansari… “We have a meeting next week to hopefully nail down a 8.5-acre spot in the middle of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area real close to [the University of Minnesota]. The idea is to bring Linda [Haug] on and have her handle the food component. [The facility will have] a 100-150 seat restaurant, 300-seat beer hall and a two-acre beer garden. [...] We ordered a German 100-barrel Rolec system that should be showing up January, 2014.” Any ties to U of M? Ansari donated $50,000 to the university last year though he graduated from Macalester. Ansari did not reply to a request for more details on the property or the meeting that would have taken place this week. The company has been working with TEGRA Group to help facilitate landing a spot for nearly ten months. Once the company has found a spot, it will begin to create what it announced in February of last year, a $20 million destination brewery. In other news… – They are adding six more fermenters to the existing facility this month and that will be it for the current space – The reason Haug may be able to make Pentagram an annual release is because he has dedicated a 60-barrel fermenter to only Brett beers. – The audio is here. The guys discuss the anniversary releases, Furious, Darkness and the whole shebang over the course of the 73-minute talk. – Bonus: someone made a 90-second song based on Furious.