Archive | November, 2009

Iron Hill releases Imperial Coffee Porter on Black Friday

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will put Afternoon Delight Imperial Coffee Porter, the latest in the Iron Hill Bottled Reserves, on sale Friday (Nov. 27) at its Pennsylvania and Delaware locations. The beer is a variation on Pig Iron Porter, but higher in alcohol and was brewed with locally roasted Nicaraguan coffee beans. 750 mL bottles of Afternoon Delight will be available individually for $19.50, while a gift pack containing a bottle and two logo snifter glasses costs $28. Iron Hill also has 15 other choices in its Bottled Reserves series for sale.

Colorado brewers recruit SOCIAL drinkers

Here’s a gift idea for a beer lover in Colorado: a membership in the Colorado Brewers Guild’s new SOCIAL membership program.

A $25 membership in SOCIAL (Supporters of Colorado’s Indigenous Ales & Lagers) includes a SOCIAL Drinker T-shirt, discounts at Guild and SOCIAL events, and access to special beer events at Colorado’s best breweries.

“Craft beer,” Eric Wallace, guild president and founder of Left Hand Brewing Company, in Longmont said for a press release, “is one of the state’s best economic and cultural assets. We want more people to understand that and reap the rewards of Colorado’s rich beer culture.”

The program was inspired by the Oregon Brewers Guild’s SNOB (Supporters of Native Oregon Beer) effort.

More information and an application can be found at the Colorado Brewers Guild website.

Batemans Rosey Nosey Holiday Ale

Batemans Rosey Nosey Holiday Ale is new to the United States market in 2009. British beer writer Roger Protz Rosey describeds the 5% abv beer as “a rich, luscious, and warming ale ideal for winter. The aroma is ripe withsultana and raisin fruit, balanced by biscuit malt and tangy hop resins. 4 stars (out of 4).” It is made with Maris Otter pale and crystal malts and Golding, Challenger, and Liberty Hops. The suggested retail for a 500ml bottle is $4.99.

Founded in 1874, Batemans — located in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire — is one of the few remaining multi-generational family brewers in England. “Rosey Nosey has been rapidly growing in popularity in the UK market,” said marketing director Jaclyn Bateman. “We are thrilled to bring this beer to the USA market in partnership with SBS (SBS-Imports of Seattle).”