Second tasting of the month, still pouring great beers from the chocolate country brewers. While the pride of Hershey, PA is their cocoa processing plant, Troegs is definitely second. It’s always nice to have someone come and pour from them, but it makes it just a little bit special when we can offer up their newest and most popular seasonals. We will be pouring Nugget Nectar for the second time, as well as some other core and limited releases. It’s a good month when we can have a great brewery like Troegs bookend the tastings.
Sierra Nevada is having a recall on most of their packages due to a bottle flaw that might lead to glass in the beer. We are checking all our cases, but please look at dates on any Sierra Nevada you might have at home. If you find that you have beer that is part of the recall window, please bring your beer back to the store and we will swap it out for you.
Bad batches are bottled from 12/5/16-1/13/17 and have an “M” after the date.
Following is the statement from Sierra Nevada.
“SIERRA NEVADA UNDERSCORES ITS COMMITMENT TO QUALITY – REPLACES SELECT BEER ON STORE SHELVES
Voluntary recall for select Sierra Nevada beer including Beer Camp Golden IPA, Pale Ale, Sidecar Orange Pale Ale, Tropical Torpedo, Nooner, Hop Hunter, Otra Vez and Torpedo Extra IPA in 12-ounce bottles
Chico, CA—January 22, 2017—Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. today announced a voluntary recall of select 12-ounce bottles that may contain a glass packaging flaw. This recall comes after quality inspections at the company’s Mills River, North Carolina, brewery detected a very limited number of bottles with a flaw that may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the bottle, creating a risk for injury. The recall applies to product purchased in the Midwest, Southern and East Coast states listed below.
“While we believe this concern impacts roughly 1 in every 10,000 (0.01%) of our bottles packaged during this time,” says Mike Bennett, Chief Supply Chain Officer, “Sierra Nevada has set the standard for quality in the craft brewing industry since 1980 and we have decided to take this precaution to ensure the safety of our consumers. To date, we have not received any consumer reports of injuries resulting from the potentially affected bottles and we are working with our supplier to determine the root cause of the issue.”
The beer affected by this recall includes those brands listed below with a packaging date that falls within the range with a code of “M” (Mills River) and not “C” (Chico), which is all information that can be found printed on the packaging or shoulder of the bottle:
- Pale Ale 12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/8/17
- Beer Camp Golden IPA 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
- Sidecar Orange Pale Ale 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
- Torpedo Extra IPA 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
- Tropical Torpedo 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
- Nooner 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
- Hop Hunter 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
- Otra Vez 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
The recall applies to product purchased in the following Midwest, Southern and East Coast states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Sierra Nevada has stopped distributing all affected beer. The company is actively working with distributor and retail partners to remove this beer from retail shelves and hold any further shipments. Consumers who have purchased beer within the scope of this recall will be eligible for full compensation of the purchase price and are advised not to drink it and to dispose of the beer. A website has been set up for updates on the recall and to report purchase at sierranevada.com/qualitymatters.
No other Sierra Nevada products are affected by this recall.”
Every autumn, just as the leaves begin to turn, Colonial Spirits of Acton hosts a very special beer tasting…
“When we set out to put together an Oktoberfest tasting, we wanted to create a tasting that was far superior to a standard beer tasting,” said Tim Bush, President of Colonial Spirits of Acton. “After all, this is a celebration of what we have deemed to be the best seasonal category of beers: Oktoberfest!”
Unlike other seasonal beers, Oktoberfest is a brewing style that has persisted for hundreds of years. If it wasn’t for its name, ‘Oktoberfest,’ it would likely be popular year-round.
“So, we wanted to get all of the Oktoberfest beers together so that customers can come in and try them all,” said Tim. “Grill up some brats, offer some additional snacks, and throw in some German music… and you’ve got a beer tasting worthy of being called “Grand!”
And “Grand” it will be… GRAND OKTOBERFEST TASTING – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 1-4PM @ COLONIAL SPIRITS OF ACTON! Read More about Come Celebrate Oktoberfest at Colonial Spirits of Acton!
“The Patriots begin their latest Super Bowl run this weekend,” said Randy Steinberg, Director of E-Commerce with Boston beer delivery service provider Colonial Spirits Delivers, “and we at CSD couldn’t be more pumped! This Pats team has had such a remarkable season… it’s inspiring!”
Dreaming of another Lombardi Trophy, Randy and his fellow Patriots fans at Colonial Spirits Delivers recently decided they had to do something to celebrate the start of this year’s Patriots playoff run, and so they dusted off an old idea that had been sitting on the store shelves for some time… BEER KEG DELIVERY! Read More about Massachusetts Beer Delivery Service Celebrates the Patriots & Playoffs by Unveiling Keg Delivery
As the days shorten, the temperature drops, and the leaves on the trees burst into a symphony of colors, we at Colonial Spirits Delivers find ourselves craving a certain something… beer!
But, it’s not just any type of beer that we find ourselves craving. Sure, a light crisp lager can be refreshing in any season. However, in autumn, we find ourselves almost universally reaching for the Octoberfest and Pumpkin Beers in the fridge.
If you’re like us, we have good news! In addition to being well stocked with all your favorite Octoberfest and Pumpkin Beers… WE NOW HAVE A SELECT FEW OF OUR FAVORITE OCTOBERFEST & PUMPKIN BEERS ON SALE!
Autumn is New England’s season, pure and simple. Autumn is also beer season, pure and simple.
Long before the leaves on the trees begin to change, craft brewers are busy brewing up their best Octoberfest and Pumpkin Beers. At Colonial Spirits Delivers, we can barely contain ourselves as we look forward to bringing you the best Octoberfest and Pumpkin Beers every fall… and THIS YEAR’S CROP OF OCTOBERFEST & PUMPKIN BEERS HAS ARRIVED!
Memorial Day weekend is upon us! For many of us, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer and is a time to get together with family and friends… and with the long winter we had this year, who isn’t ready to celebrate warm weather with family and friends, right? Read More about Massachusetts Beer Delivery and Other Memorial Day Weekend BBQ Tips
What Bostonian doesn’t love a nice, cold brew, especially if it’s from one of the most sought-after breweries in America? Well if you’re one of the many who do, hang on to your hats and get your local Boston beer delivery service from Colonial Spirits Delivers on speed dial, because according to the Boston Herald: Read More about Yuengling has Arrived! Time to Order Up a Beer Delivery to Massachusetts and Throw a Beer-Tasting Party!
In the world of beer there is a lot of myth amongst the reality. Sometimes it seems that half-truths are intentionally told in order to keep legends alive, and of course the more mystery, obscurity, and romance involved, the better. The longest-running rumor amongst Belgian beer fans that I’ve been exposed to is that the legendary Westvleteren, brewed in Trappist monasteries by devoted monks and unavailable in the United States, is the same beer as the St Bernardus Abt 12 available on our very shelves. Of course, the Westy is so rare that most beer drinkers never have an opportunity to form an opinion on the issue – but Nicolay and I can now count ourselves among the lucky few. Read More about Westy vs Abt 12!
Some of you may know that in addition to being a wine nerd and a beer geek I also hold dual citizenship, I have passports from both the United States and the Republic of Ireland. I was born in Dundrum, a suburb of Dublin, and although my family didn’t live there long enough for me to acquire the accent (I wish!) I do take pride in my heritage and try to educate myself about it. Read More about Remember When We Fought the Black and Tans?