Ballast Point Brewing out of San Diego has signed an agreement with Wirtz Beverage to bring their impressive portfolio of craft beers to our local stores and taps.
Ballast Point will join Deschutes, Greenbush and the Vanberg & Dewulf portfolio in a growing array of craft beers offered by the newly-formed craft beer division of Wirtz Beverage.
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Friday, March 01, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
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Not only are the proprietors of Scratch good friends, they're terrific brewers with an innovative spirit and fresh approach to the craft of craft beer, food and culture. You won't be disappointed and I'm proud to have these guys in the local area. I am certainly looking forward to imbibing in Scratch's farmhouse-inspired brews and I hope you are too.
Here's the current hours of operation for this coming weekend, beginning on Saturday as well as a tentative list of beers Scratch will be pouring this coming weekend:
Saturday: Noon – 10 PM
Sunday: Noon – 8 PM
Black Ale w. Coffee
Dry-Hopped Belgian Golden Ale
Fire-Brewed Biere de Garde
Green Walnut Ale
Vollmund Stein Bier
Scratch Brewing Company is located at 264 Thompson Road, Ava, IL 62907
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Where: The Hangar 9, 511 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale
When: 5pm to 8pm
Thursday, January 17, 2013
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The best news is that the fest is going to be held indoors at Spokes Pub & Grill in nearby Farmington, Missouri. The date of the event is Saturday, January 26th and details can be obtained by following the link above. Farmington is not a far drive from the Carbondale area, so don't let that stop you from attending. If you should want to make a weekend of it - or at least avoid driving after sampling great beer to your heart's content, discounted room rates will be available to attendees at the adjacent Tradition Inn too!
If you're already saying, "sign me up!" you can order tickets online right here. Both general admission and special VIP ticket options are available. Hope to see some of you there!