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Boulder, Colo. • April 19, 2018 India Pale Ale (IPA) is the leading craft beer style in the U.S., and the new release from Brewers Publications™, Brewing Eclectic IPA: Pushing the Boundaries of India Pale Ale by Dick Cantwell, explores the style's evolution, provides guidance for designing unique beers, and 25 original IPA recipes.

 

The Brewers Association reports that IPA is now the third most popular style of all beers, following only American lagers and light lagers. IPA has 3.1 percent of the total beer market by volume, 6.4 percent in retail dollar sales, and is between 24 - 33 percent of the craft category.

 

“There’s no mistaking that we are living in the heyday of IPA,” declares Cantwell. “We’re enjoying a style of beer that would have been deemed undrinkable by its earlier 18th and 19th century consumers. Brewers are using a wide range of ingredients, from cocoa nibs, coffee, fruits, and vegetables, to spices, herbs, and even wood, to push the boundaries of the style.”

 

Among the most well-respected and experienced craft brewers in the world, Cantwell provides scores of tips and methods for first-time brewers and beer veterans alike to concoct a delectable brew and shares the story of how and why the proliferation of American IPA came to be.

 

Dick Cantwell co-founded Elysian Brewing Company in 1996, where he served as head brewer until its sale to Anheuser-Busch in 2015. During his tenure, Elysian was named Large Brewpub of the Year three times at the Great American Beer Festival® (1999, 2003 and 2004). In 2004, Cantwell received the Brewers Association’s Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing.

 

He has written for various beer magazines, authored Barley Wine with Fal Allen (Brewers Publications, 1998), The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery, Second Edition (Brewers Publications, 2013), and Wood & Beer: A Brewer’s Guide (Brewers Publications, 2016) with Peter Bouckaert.

 

Cantwell, who has served as an international and national beer judge, as well as the Brewers Association’s Quality Ambassador, recently became the director of brewing operations at Magnolia Brewing in San Francisco.

 

Brewers Publications supports the mission of the Brewers Association by publishing books of enduring value for amateur and professional brewers, as well as titles that promote understanding and appreciation of American craft beer. With over 50 titles to choose from, it’s the leading publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers, homebrewers and beer enthusiasts.

 
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TORONTO, Ont. (June 12, 2018) — The box may look a little different, and the label has more information on it than you may be used to seeing on a bottle or can of beer, but make no mistake within that bottle remains a pure Canadian pilsner.

As the Canadian summer approaches — high time for Canadian beer drinkers — Steam Whistle Brewing is in the midst of a packaging refresh. This includes a streamlined and more prominent steam whistle as the centerpiece of the company’s logo, but perhaps the most significant change is the inclusion of a nutritional and ingredients label. 

“Canadian brewers are not required to list their ingredients on their label, but we are proud of what goes in our beer, and almost more importantly what doesn’t go into our beer,” says Tim McLaughlin, Director of Marketing with Steam Whistle Brewing. “The government may permit brewers to use up to 109 ingredients in the making of beer, including foam enhancers, corn syrup, filler, additives and artificial flavours. It makes you wonder, if no one else is listing their ingredients, then what is in your beer?” 

Steam Whistle’s brand refresh is reflective of the world-class, European-inspired Canadian beer it makes. The iconic steam whistle at the heart of the logo has been simplified for use across multiple channels and platforms. The packaging is being given a premium treatment, with the incorporation of platinum as a brand colour complementing the green for which Steam Whistle is already well known.

But the refresh is about more than just the visual identity of Steam Whistle. It is putting a renewed emphasis on the authentic European brewing traditions the company uses, adhering to the strict standards of the Bavarian Purity Act of 1516. 

“The cleaner appearance of the new brand connects directly with our beer — all-natural, nothing added, nothing watered down, nothing to hide,” says McLaughlin. “It makes for a more pure pint of pilsner, and you will see the difference in the taste.”

 
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WINNIPEG, June 12, 2018 /CNW/ - DELTA 9 CANNABIS INC. (TSXV: NINE) ("Delta 9" or the "Company") and the Fort Garry Brewing Company celebrated the Monday night launch of their first jointly developed beer.

 

Delta 9 Legal Lager is now on sale at MLLC liquor outlets across the province, and is the first beer produced as a collaboration between a brewery and a legal cannabis company. Delta 9 provided the raw hemp material for the beer while Fort Garry Brewing is responsible for production and marketing. Both companies shared the cost of research and development.

Legal Lager is an alcoholized beer infused with material from hemp seeds, and therefore contains no cannabis or any other psychoactive agent produced from the cannabis plant. However, the hemp beer released this week is a first step in an ongoing research and development project to jointly produce a cannabis beer that contains THC.

The two companies are currently developing a co-branded, cannabinoid-infused beer that contains no alcohol. Release of that Phase 2 product would be developed internally as a concept beverage, and would not be sold or made available to the public until it is approved by Health Canada and relevant provincial regulatory bodies.

Under the agreement, Delta 9 will incur the costs and responsibility for marketing and distribution of the Phase 2 cannabis beer, which could not legally be sold in liquor stores.

"Since Delta 9 is one of the companies awarded a retail license from the Province of Manitoba, we are ideally placed for distribution and sale of this type of product," explained Delta 9 CEO John Arbuthnot.

"Legal lager is a hemp based beer, so it's something new we've created," said Fort Garry's head brewer Daniel Geddes. "It's quite unique in the industry and there's not a lot of hemp beers available. We wanted to add a little more complexity to this beer, as well as showcase the hemp itself.

"Frankly as it competes with alcohol or soda pop or other beverages, we've got something that's lighter on alcohol and doesn't give you a hangover; that's a pretty competitive value proposition," Arbuthnot said.

Coverage of the Legal Launch can be seen on CityTV News: https://winnipeg.citynews.ca/video/2018/06/08/hemp-infused-beer-coming-to-canada/

"We see this as a great partnership between two of Manitoba's best-known brands," Arbuthnot added. "Fort Garry Brewing is one of the best craft brewers in Canada and they make my favourite beer, while Delta 9 is truly Manitoba's Own Cannabis Producer.

"This is a Made-in-Manitoba product that's ready for people in our province to enjoy this summer."

 

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