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Karl Strauss 23rd Anniversary Old Ale

24 Jan

Karl Strauss Anniversary

February 2, 2012 marks the 23rd anniversary of Karl Strauss Brewing Co., one of the longer standing craft breweries in the United States, and with that comes the coveted tasting of their 23rd Anniversary Old Ale, barrel aged for 12 months in oak and loaded with complex layers of toffee, molasses, dried figs, and toasted oak with a hint of bourbon, which is to be expected from a beer with 12.2% ABV.  23rd Anniversary Old Ale will be available on tap at all six Karl Strauss restaurants and select beer bars across Southern California. In addition, 22oz. bottles will be available throughout California in February.

The Changing of the Barrels Anniversary Party will be held on Thursday, February 2 from 6-9pm at the main brewery in Pacific Beach. Tickets are $50 per person and include beer for the night, a MIHO Gastrotruck food ticket, live music, a 23rd Anniversary snifter, a 33 Beers tasting book, as well as an exclusive chance to try the 24th Anniversary Flanders Red Ale before it goes into barrels until next year.

Governor Signs New Hampshire Craft Beer Week into Existence

24 Jan

nh craft beer week

On January 11, 2012 Governor John Lynch designated June 24-30, 2012 as New Hampshire Craft Beer Week, featuring tastings and tours at breweries across the state, beer pairing dinners, brewing workshops and many other special events.  The week will conclude with one of the states biggest beer festivals, the New England Brewfest, on Saturday June 30.  Check out www.nhbeerweek.com for more info.

2012 Off-Centered Film Fest

9 Jan

off centered film fest

Nothing goes together quite like movies and beer, making us wonder why there aren’t more theaters that serve alcohol.  But soon, beer and movies will come together in a new and very entertaining way.  The 2012 Off-Centered Film Fest by Dogfish Head isn’t just an excuse to meet up and watch movies while drinking craft brew, though it is a big part of it; but it’s also a chance to show some creativity and make a film of your own featuring the beer you love.

Located at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, TX with a date to be announced (sometime in April), the Off-Centered Film Fest will be taking submissions as of January 13, 2012 via their website. Films can be no longer than 5 minutes in length, must contain a “WESTERN OFF-CENTERED” theme which can be interpreted however the director sees fit, and all submissions must include a reference to Dogfish Head in the script OR have Dogfish Head product placement in the film.  Entries must be received by March 5, 2012 and prizes include cash ($1,000 for 1st place) as well as airfare, hotel, tickets to the event, and a bag full of Dogfish Head goodies.  Happy Filming!

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