Thursday, September 27, 2012

Joe Friday Blog

"Just the facts, ma'am."
This is a Joe Friday Blog.  I don't have time to write a full blog this week, but I've seen so much beer news come through my inbox, I really felt I need to get something out.  So, inspired by Jack Webb's immortal character on Dragnet, here they are, just the facts.

The Talkeetna Beer Festival, cancelled due to flooding last weekend, had been rescheduled for Friday, October 5, from 7 to 11 PM, in the same location.  If you cannot make the new date, contact Denali Brewing about ticket refunds.

The Alaska Beer Train will be happening on Saturday, October 6.  Here's the poster for it:

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King Street Brewing Company released a new Oktoberfest beer  on Tuesday.  Here's how they describe it: 

Oktoberfest (5.4% ABV)
"King Street’s Oktoberfest lager is dark gold to light orange in color, and its rich malty aroma entices you to take a sip.  Medium bodied, slightly toasty, and a complex upfront Vienna and Munich malt sweetness give way to a clean crisp finish that begs to be followed."

King Street will also be having an Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 13th, at their tap room.  Look for free German food and German music.

Alaskan Brewing has launched a sampler 12-pack in the Pacific Northwest Market (I assume that includes Alaska, but maybe not.)  The pack contain three bottles of Alaskan Amber, three bottles of Alaskan White, three bottles of their IPA, and three "Brewer's Choice" bottles, that will rotate based on the seasons and availability.  Distribution will expand beyond the Pacific Northwest next year.

The name of St. Elias Brewing's new brown ale, which I did not know when I posted my last blog, is Bullwinkle Brown.

The Seward Brewing Company has added a fifth beer to their line-up: an Oatmeal Stout.

Monday is October 1st, so Kenai River Brewing should be releasing their Winter Warlock Old Ale on that date.

So that's it; just the facts.  Next time around there will be more color commentary and beer reviews, I promise.

Until Next Time, Cheers!

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