Hamilton, Ontario brewery Collective Arts will begin distribution in the Chicago area next week. The brewery is known for beautifully artistic cans and a wide variety of beers including solid IPA’s, Gose’s, and even the occasional Porter. The official launch starts Monday, October 16th and you can find the full tour details here.
Solemn Oath has finally canned their longtime draft only 7.3% ABV Belgian IPA Butterfly Flashmob. These beautiful cans are now available at their taproom and will hopefully be distributed soon. #SolemnOath
It was announced this morning that Florida’s Funky Buddha has been acquired by Constellation Brands. The quote that is being circulated is as follows: “We chose to partner with Constellation because we saw an alignment in vision and felt they gave us the greatest opportunity for growth and development,” said Funky Buddha Head Brewer and President Ryan Sentz.
This comes less than a year after Constellation acquired Ballast Point.
18th Street is releasing a fresh batch of their 8% ABV Double Dry Hopped, New England Style Double IPA Zero Discipline today. This is a collaboration with Transient Artisan Ales and is hopped with El Dorado and Simcoe. #18thStreet #ZeroDiscipline
San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing announced this week that they will be opening a pilot brewery and taproom in Chicago in 2018. The plan is for a 12,000 square foot facility with a 3 barrel system that will supply the beer for the tasting room. They also plan to serve a mixture of midwestern and west coast food.
This week beer giant Anheuser Busch announced that they had acquire Ashville, NC brewery Wicked Weed. The brewery, focusing on West Coast style hoppy ales, open fermented Belgian beers and Barrel-Aged Sours, was founded five years ago by Walt and Luke Dickinson. The acquisition is a part of Anheuser Busch’ strategy to establish a cache of craft brews under its The High End group.
On June 2nd Half Acre will continuing their recent canning project and release Beer Hates Astronauts in cans. This is their 7% ABV Citra hopped IPA and the Official Beer Of The God Hates Astronauts Comic Book. #HalfAcre
Next month Half Acre will be releasing their sought after Galactic Double Daisy Cutter in 4-pack cans. The release event will be held at The Open Bottle on May 11th. #HalfAcre