Beer drinkers can't get enough of the resinous aroma and array of piney, citrusy, and bitter hop flavors. Breweries are churning out several varieties of Pale Ales, sessionalbe IPAs, and higher ABV DIPAs to meet demand and everyone knows the fresher it is, the better it is. But let's face it, sometimes that "bottled on" date from 8 days ago juuuust doesn't cut it.
This month brings exciting news for craft beer lovers of Connecticut. On February 9th, the incredible brews from Left Hand Brewing Company made their debut statewide in 6-packs and on draft! This means no more longing for that luscious and creamy Nitro Milk Stout, roasty Black Jack Porter or the sessionable Sawtooth. All it takes is a trip to your local beer bar or retailer and you can get some Left Hand in your belly TODAY!
More craft brewers are ditching bottles and making the switch to cans. The rise in popularity of canning is due to a number of factors: easier to recycle, less breakage, more surface space for logo/branding, and no light contamination. Some breweries only can, while others use cans for special releases. Mobile canning companies have emerged in response to the resurgence of the can in the craft beer industry. Cans are the new “thing.” Again.
The past year was the most dynamic in the history of American craft brewing.The combination of entrepreneurial spirit, creative energy and consumer thirst means this will be another explosive year for American beer makers.
Throughout the month of January, Beer Works fans will have the opportunity to critique and vote for their favorite brews.
The “Battle of the Brews” is an in-house beer competition between Beer Works’ own brands and will take place at all six Beer Works locations. Starting January 5th, for just four dollars, participants are given four different 4 oz. samples of beer and a voting ballot. The four beers are two different styles, with two varieties of each style. The contenders are:
Back Bay IPA vs. The Contender IPA
Pale 2 vs. Big Boy IPA
In August of 2014, 10 L. Knife and Son company employees and associates went on a 190 mile bike ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown Massachusetts to help raise money to fight cancer. Sponsored by our brewing partners, the Sheehan Family Foundation, L. Knife and Son, Inc., and others, Team Brew Crew raised over $80,000 for the ride. Over the past 8 years, Team Brew Crew has raised over $300,000 for the Pan Mass Challenge, which donates to the Jimmy Fund for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Want to have the first pint of the brand new IPA at River Horse Brewing Co? Well, you can! Just enter our contest below to win the chance to sip the first IPA on September 19th at the River Horse brewery in Ewing, NJ.