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Friday Beer News – November 17th

Here are some things that have happened or will be soon happening in beer

  • Torque’s Rabbit Punch Black IPA seasonal is rolling out to Liquor Marts and Beer Vendors around town. Also, they’ve got a number of interesting small batch releases at their taproom. As that fast approaches be sure to follow them on twitter for specifics on release dates.
  • Nonsuch is going to be selling some Bottles (yes!). On November 17th from 4-10pm they will be selling limited quantities of their Saison in bottles at Barn Hammer (595 Wall Street). Details here. They also will have an Oud Brun on tap. Nonsuch has also put a new Tripel on at the Common at the Forks.
  • Surly is sending their Abrasive double IPA to Winnipeg. It is available at Quality Inn, Park West, and the Canad Inns Winnipeg locations. As well, the second of four “Embrace the Darkness” beers came out today. Furious Black IPA is available at select liquor marts and Quality Inn. Write-up here.
  • Finally from Surly we’ve got the latest from the Embrace the Darkness campaign. On November 18th Damien, son of darkness, will be at Liquor Marts and some beer vendors around town.

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  • An awesome sounding pop-up dinner, teeming with delicious craft cocktails, educational demonstrations, and of course, a specially crafted 3-course dinner for will be taking place at the Delta hotel downtown, 6:30 pmFriday November 24. Get your tickets at www.winnipegtastingtours.ca and hurry, we can only seat so many folks around our dinner table!  at the downtown Delta. Alex Weiss from TransCanada Brewing will be there giving a demonstration and pouring a beer cocktail.
  • Finally, so there is plenty of notice, Half Pints will be releasing it’s Barley Wine (Burlywine) for the first time since 2014. This will be on December 2nd and if you like Barley Wines, put it in your calendar.

That’s all I have for this week. I’d like to request your help. If you become aware of any cool beer news, events, or upcoming items that you think are worth sending out, please send them to me at beerwinnipeg@gmail.com

Thanks for following along

-Beer Winnipeg

Friday Beer News – November 10th

Here are some things that have happened or will be soon happening in beer

  • Torque’s Rabbit Punch Black IPA seasonal is expected soon. Also, they’ve got a number of interesting small batch releases at their taproom. As that fast approaches be sure to follow them on twitter for specifics on release dates.
  • Stone Angel has released Mountjoy X, it’s new Irish Stout. You can get it at their taproom which is open today at 3:30pm.
  • Half-Pints has released their fantastic Double IPA Humulous Ludicrous which is available now at their tap room.
  • Nonsuch is finally going to be selling some Bottles. On November 17th from 4-10pm they will be selling limited quantities of their saison in bottles at Barn Hammer (595 Wall Street). Details here.
  • Surly is sending their Abrasive double IPA to Winnipeg. It should be available at Quality Inn, Park West, and the Canad Inns Winnipeg locations. As well, the second of four “Embrace the Darkness” beers came out today. Furious Black IPA is available at select liquor marts and Quality Inn. Write-up coming soon.
  • It’s almost the 3rd Wednesday of the month which means Barn Hammer‘s monthly Barn Raising is coming up. As well, Barn Hammer has a new Root Beer Stout test batch that is on today. Taproom opens at 4pm.
  • The Parallel 49 and Central City advent calendar – The Great White Wonder – is on sale now. Find it at liquor marts around the city.
  • Restaurants Canada, a non-profit group representing more than 30,000 food service professions, is seeking to level the playing field. They feel it is unfair that hotel vendors and some delivery services can sell booze offsite. Article here.
  • 35 year old Stony Mountain Resident Steve Hupe, is one of eight finalists in Innis and Gunn’s “imagine” beer contest. If his rye-Barrel aged Saskatoon berry saison gets enough votes he’ll travel to Scotland to brew the beer. Story here
  • Finally, so there is plenty of notice, Half Pints will be releasing it’s Barley Wine (Burlywine) for the first time since 2014. This will be on December 2nd and if you like Barley Wines, put it in your calendar.

That’s all I have for this week. I’d like to request your help. If you become aware of any cool beer news, events, or upcoming items that you think are worth sending out, please send them to me at beerwinnipeg@gmail.com

Thanks for following along

-Beer Winnipeg

Friday Beer News – October 27th

Here are some things that have happened or will be soon happening in beer:

  • There will be an Introduction to Off-Flavours course on Tuesday, November 14th at 595 Wall Street (Hosted by Barn Hammer) with guest – BJCP certified judge and Cicerone Chris Miller (he’s awesome). More details and tickets can be found here.
  • The Craft Beer Advent Calendar has official been released. This years theme is “All-Star edition”. I imagine we can expect some of the best beers from the past calendars. I’ll be profiling each beer/brewery again this year so be sure to follow me and follow along starting December 1st. If you want one of your own or want to get one as a gift, quantities and locations are here.
  • Torque’s Rabbit Punch Black IPA seasonal is expect in November. As that fast approaches be sure to follow them on twitter for specifics on release dates.
  • One Great City has a new seasonal beer, a Neapolitan Milk Stout, that is available at their Brew Pub now. Torque, fresh off a variety of Pro/Am medal wins, has brought back their silver medal winning Mangoza! It’s a treat, so be sure to get out and try it. Stone Angel has a new Irish Stout coming soon. Be sure to follow them on twitter for details on release. Be sure to check their websites and twitter accounts for up to date info on the beers they have on tap.
  • Surly is sending their Abrasive double IPA to Winnipeg. It will be available this upcoming week at Quality Inn, Park West, and the Canad Inns Winnipeg locations.
  • The Beaus and Half Pints collaboration – Killer Kvass – launched officially yesterday. My writeup on this interesting beer is coming soon.

That’s all I have for this week. I’d like to request your help. If you become aware of any cool beer news, events, or upcoming items that you think are worth sending out, please send them to me at beerwinnipeg@gmail.com

Thanks for following along

-Beer Winnipeg

Friday Beer News – October 20th

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Here are some things that have happened or will be soon happening in beer:

  • There will be an Introduction to Off-Flavours course on Tuesday, November 14th at 595 Wall Street (Hosted by Barn Hammer) with guest – BJCP certified judge and Cicerone Chris Miller (he’s awesome). More details and tickets can be found here.
  • The “Hunt for the Red October” featuring Nonsuch, Stone Angel, Half-Pints and Torque will be held on Monday October 23rd, 2017. This event brings together these four breweries in friend competition to see who has the best red/amber ale. More details and tickets can be found here.
  • Trans Canada Brewing Company is official open. Regular hours will be from 4-11pm Wednesday-Sunday. They’ve released a number of new beers and will have more on the way. Keep up to date with them here.
  • The Pro/Am brewing competition wraps up this weekend. With over 400 entries it is a large competition of home brewers and pros. The awards ceremony is open to the public and will be held tomorrow, October 21st, at the King’s Head Pub. It begins at 7pm.
  • One Great City has a new seasonal beer, a Baltic Porter, that is available at their Brew Pub now. Torque will also announced they were brewing a Belgian Quadruple which will be coming out in the future. Be sure to check their websites and twitter accounts for up to date info on the beers they have on tap.
  • The Craft Beer Advent Calendars will be coming out on October 27th. For quantities and locations check here.

That’s all I have for this week. I’d like to request your help. If you become aware of any cool beer news, events, or upcoming items that you think are worth sending out, please send them to me at beerwinnipeg@gmail.com

Thanks for following

-Beer Winnipeg

Friday Beer News – October 13

I got a suggestion from a friend to do a quick weekly update on Friday’s about stuff happening in the beer world. I liked the idea and figured I’d give it a go. This will just be brief news tidbits about stuff happening around the brew scene.

  • Trans Canada Brewing officially opens this weekend. October 14th and 15th. Check out tcb.beer for more details. They’ve also started listing the beers they will have available here if you are curious.
  • Stone Angel has released a new beer. Their Kaiser Bill IPA is available now at their taproom. They also have a Samhain autumn ale coming soon.
  • Peg Beer Company is celebrating one year of brewing beer this weekend. October 14th will see a number of specialty beers available including a Ginger Gose, Gooseberry Gose, and a Coconut Belgian Stout to name a few.
  • Barn Hammer’s monthly Barn Raising event will be happening on Wednesday, October 18th. Get out for some beer at their taproom and support a local charity.
  • Torque Brewing has launched a new website. It provides all kinds of information including beers available in the taproom.
  • Surly has sent some more beer to Manitoba. This time they’ve sent the first of their “embrace the darkness” series. The 2016 bottles of their Russian imperial stout Darkness are available at Liquor Marts and Quality Beer Store now. Watch for my write-up of this beer next week.

That should get you all caught up for this week.

– Beer Winnipeg