Summer is coming and we at Ale Industries are ready for the warm weather! Warm weather brings beer festival season, beer releases, and a bunch of fun events around the Bay Area and beyond, so read on to find out where you can find us!
First and foremost, we will be releasing the much anticipated Pink Drank on June 1st! This juicy and delicious sour from our Barrels & Uniquities program will be bottled up and ready to help you beat the heat all summer long. Pink Drank is a sour blonde ale aged “hella days” in oak barrels at our brewery in Concord. We used Brettanomyces Lambicus for the primary ferment with Lactobacillus, and finished it with Cascadian raspberries. Our release party will be Saturday, June 1st at our “First Saturdays” Artist Market at the Tap Room from 2pm until 7:30pm. Come join us for live and local music, delicious BBQ from local favorites Steelhouse BBQ, amazing art and of course, good times! More info to come, so stay tuned for a full music line-up!
This Saturday, May 25th we will be out at the Inaugural Drake’s Session Fest! In honor of Session Beer Month (May 2013), this will be a festival devoted to session beers (flavorful, craft beers 5.0% ABV or under) with craft breweries showcasing their sessionable offerings. Ale Industries will be there with our Uncle Jesse, a West Coast Session Ale, and our Golden State of Mind, a California Native Ale brewed with orange peel and spices! The event will also be featuring Fiveten Burger,
Fist of Flour Wood-Fired Pizza, and Live Music from Clangin’ and Bangin‘!
The following Saturday, June 1st, is a busy day for us! In addition to our own Pink Drank Release Party and Artist Market at the Tap Room, we will be out at the Davis Beer Fest from 2pm – 7pm, the Santa Rosa Beerfest – The Good One! from 1pm – 5pm, and also at the 32nd Annual Walnut Creek Art and Wine Festival from 11am -7pm! That makes FOUR opportunities to enjoy delicious Ale Industries beer on the first Saturday in June, so no excuses, start your summer off right!
Further up the West Coast, our brewmaster and co-founder Morgan Cox will be heading up to Portland to represent Ale Industries at a few really exciting events around the PDX area. Morgan will be starting things off at Belmont Station in southeast Portland on Monday, June 3rd. From 5pm – 8pm they will be pouring our Pink Drank, A.I. Evolution, Gen. 6, and Agent Ned, our Flanders-style sour red ale aged in oak wine barrels!
Tuesday, June 4th Morgan will be hittin’ up Bailey’s Tap Room in southwest Portland. With 20 craft beers on tap and even more bottles, we are happy to be adding our Pink Drank and A.I. Evolution, Gen 6 to their impressive line-up!
Last stop for Morgan will be Roscoe’s in Southeast Portland on Wednesday, June 5th! We had a great time there last time, and look forward to seeing some familiar faces and making new friends over a refreshing glass of Ale Industries beer! We hope to see you there…
Back in our own SF Bay Area, our co-founder and Head of Sales and Distribution Stephen Lopas will be out at Zeitgeist in San Francisco for a Meet the Brewer night on Wednesday June 5th! We will be rollin’ deep to this one with a full line-up that includes our Golden State of Mind, Uncle Jesse, Pink Drank, Agent Ned, and the A.I. Evolution, Gen. 6! Don’t miss this one. We love this spot and it is sure to be a great time!
That’s all for now – until next time, Cheers! (And don’t forget to ask ‘em for an Ale Industries!)