Since the late 90’s, 3 Nations Brewery has been a work in progress. Way before craft beer was cool, we’ve been perfecting our craft and creating a style of brewing that’s all our own. Our process starts with the established brewing methods of Germany, England and Belgium. Arguably these three countries have laid the foundation for the profession that is craft brewing. Each beer’s spice-to-hops ratio is meant to give a more seasoned aroma and dynamic taste. There’s a method to the madness. It’s European tradition, mixed with American innovation.more
The Cistercian Abbey “Notre Dame du Val-Dieu” was founded in 1216 by monks from Hocht, near Maastricht. According to legend, the uninhabited valley in which they settle is so hostile that the local population called it the "valley of the devil". The monks renamed it "Valley of God" or "Val-Dieu" in french. Which later gave its name to the abbey. The monastery developed during the Middle Ages and has its golden age in the 18th century.
The abbey of Val-Dieu is the only Belgian abbey that survived the French Revolution. Today the abbey is occupied by the Christian Community of Val-Dieu. It is linked to the Cistercian Order, and in particular to the abbey of Lérins. It follows the rule of St Benedict and the Benedictine and Cistercian tradition.
THE MOTTO OF THE ABBEY : "IN VINCULO PACIS"
Since its origins in 1216, the emblem of the Abbey of Val-Dieu is symbolized by the two rings, and by its motto "In vinculo pacis". This latin phrase means "In the bond of peace”. Those two rings are found everywhere in the abbey (wall, floor, windows, chairs, doors,...more
Argus Cidery was founded in 2010 in Austin, Texas, simply because the dry, effervescent ciders we liked to drink weren't available to us. We set out to create ciders that would [hopefully] make one rethink how an American hard cider should taste. Our roots began working only with Texas apples, utilizing a medium that was often overlooked and never before used in cider available for public consumption within our great state. Those small release, large format-only days afforded us the time to figure out how to work with fruit we love and yield ciders and other fruit fermentables that are distinctly dry, bright, and, at the end of the day, excite us.
Our orchard lot ciders now feature unique fruit produced in Southern orchards by growers we are fortunate enough to work with. These ciders are often aged one to two years and released upon maturity specific to the fruit composition. The Argus Fermentables collection includes cans, small format bottles and draft offerings of Ciderkin and Ginger Perry that are...more
Our roots are similar to most. Homebrewing, maybe a few too many, and a crazy "what if". As the recipes were being developed, we discovered the old Brenham Brewery located just south of downtown Brenham, Texas. The community welcomed us with open arms and then began the real journey. Our products officially launched December 2013, and since then we've been living the dream. We're not a complicated brewery nor are we a complicated group of people. Our philisophy is a simple one. We brew what we like and we hope you like it, too.more
In 2003, Tony Traen took over Kapel van Viven. Since then, Chapel of Viven has undergone several changes: a brand new look, an improved recipe for the Monastery of Viven, and a new name. Chapel & Monastery of Viven were baptized Viven blond and Viven Brown. Their portfolio consists of four stock ales: Viven Blond, Viven Porter, Viven Imperial IPA.
The idea to apply our Flemish brewing art to non-Flemish beers haunted Tony and together with Dirk Naudts (owner of the Proef brewery), developed the recipes of the promising Viven ale, Viven porter and Viven imperial IPA. These exceptional beers that would truly tempt any beer connoisseur have been successfully launched into the beer market in 2010, making them accessible to a wider audience of beer lovers.more
The Copperhead Brewery's creators share a passion for unique and well brewed beers which inspired them to make a premium product made with fresh, quality ingredients. Our goal is to make quality craft beer for consumers and offer a fun and friendly environment for people to relax and enjoy others' company. We opened our door for the first time during the winter 2014 and finally introduced our customer to our air controlled pub and its 30 Ft long bar. In additional to our year-round and specialty beers, test brews are put on tap for customers to enjoy. We always welcome everyone’s opinions and suggestions.
We offer year-round and specialty beers to provide our customers with diversity and an education of the craft beer experience.more
Crazy Mountain has two brewing facilities: one in Edwards (just 15 minutes west of Vail) and one in the Santa Fe Arts District of Denver. Our Denver brewery is the 6th largest in the state of Colorado. Our 50 barrel brewhouse was custom built right here in the U.S.A. and will yield roughly 80,000 barrels of future brewing capacity. Our Edwards brewery features a 20 barrel brewhouse that hits a 15,000 barrel capacity every year. We brew over 100 different styles of beer each year between our two breweries and ship beer to 22 states and 9 countries.more
Er Boqueron is a "gastro ale" or "food pairing beer" brewed by Rafa Suñer and Sergio Iborra (brewers of La Socarrada and collaborators on Valencia Saison). This incredible golden ale is brewed with Agua de Mar Mediterranean Sea Water, a purified sea water originally created to be used in homes and commercially in the preservation of raw seafoods.
A portion of the purified seawater is used each time water is added/used during the brewing process. Allowing this "liquid salt," if you will, to cook into the barley and hops, and the yeasts being able to eat of the salts and various minerals found in sea water, has a very interesting effect on the beer, producing a rather unique and a enjoyable experience.
While brewed with purified sea water, this otherwise very simple golden ale is neither salty, nor sour like one might expect. Rather, Er Boqueron is a wonderfully complex gastro ale. Aromas...more
Eternal Water is Naturally Alkaline, which means our waters pH is in a basic state ranging from 7.8 - 8.2 average. The reason our water is Naturally Alkaline is because our rare and unique underground spring sources are Naturally Alkaline. The mineral properties of our water is not artificially manipulated since we add nothing and remove nothing from our water. This ensures Eternal Water remains in its Pure and Pristine state bringing you only the best Naturally Alkaline water available.more
Galveston County has a rich history of brewing beer dating back to 1895 with the purchase by Adolphus Busch of property at Post Office and 34th on Galveston Island. The Galveston brewery (named Galveston Brewing Company) was under construction in 1896 and completed in February of 1897. One of the more prominent products was called “High Grade” and its slogan was “The beer that’s liquid food”.
In 1918 prohibition forced the end of the brewing business and a new company was formed, Southern Beverage Company. This new company focused on brewing Triple XXX Root Beer and Ginger Ale until 1927 when the Triple XXX Company bought out Southern Beverage.
In 1933 Triple XXX Company sold once again and in 1934 it became the Galveston-Houston Breweries, since Prohibition had just been repealed. The signature beer was “Magnolia” and advertisements claimed it was “Fully Aged”.
Galveston-Houston started brewing under the name Southern Select and their phone number was 7441. In 1940 Southern Select sold 228,439 barrels of beer, second only to Grand Prize and Pearl in the...more
La Socarrada is a "gastro ale" or "food pairing beer" brewed by Rafa Suñer and Sergio Iborra (brewers of Er Boqueron and collaborators on Valencia Saison). Seeking to create a beer that embodied their homeland of Xàtiva, Spain and its culture, they hit their mark dutifully with this benchmark for food pairing beers. What's in a name? "Socarrada" is a translation from “socarrat,” meaning “burned” in Spanish. At the turn of the 18th century during the War of Spanish Succession, the town of Xátiva (pronounced SHA-TEE-VAH) was razed to the ground and kept aflame for eight days by King Felipe V. The survivors of this terrible event thrived, rebuilding Xátiva, and to this day refer to themselves as the “socarrats,” or "the burned."
What's rosemary honey? Rosemary honey is a mono-floral honey created by bees that obtain their nectar nearly entirely from the rosemary flower. In the Valencia region of Spain rosemary honey (“mel de romer” in Spanish) is quite...more
Mateo & Bernabé are changing the La Rioja region of Spain into a land of great beer. Alberto Pacheco, virtuoso chef and artisan brewer, provides the inspiration for Mateo & Bernabé, the first and only brewery in the area. His dream is to create beers of La Riojan identity from recipes steeped in tradition, each coming with its own characteristics of wonderful aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel.more
McKenzie’s Hard Cider is a creation started in 2011 by Lenny Ciolek, a 35-year veteran of the beverage industry who began his career at an upstate NY distributor and driving a keg truck while in college. Through the years, Ciolek then held a number of other responsibilities including (but not limited to) Regional Manager, Brand Team Director, and National Accounts & Trade Development Director.
Lenny Ciolek’s extensive experience in the beverage industry kept him up-to-date on trends in markets and sales. He noticed consumer trends beginning to shift away from traditional malt beverages and start exploring other options. This combined with the explosion of micro/craft beer brands had Ciolek looking for what the next possible alternative “hot” category might be. Though cider had a very small base, he could sense the opportunities after seeing continued growth with very little competition.
Ciolek’s experience in the beverage industry combined with the 160-years of cider producing from the Mayer Brothers in West Seneca NY, has made McKenzie’s the favorite among...more
At Moody Tongue, our goal is to create thoughtful, exciting beers that blend familiar flavors with quality ingredients through our philosophy of culinary brewing: using a chef’s mindset to highlight flavors and aromatics in balanced beers. Culinary brewing rests on three principles:
Brewmaster Jared Rouben draws on his culinary training to forge this connection between the kitchen and our brewery, building recipes for our beers in the same manner a chef would for a dish. Our beers are created with simplicity and balance in mind, and can be enjoyed both on their own or paired with food.
Beer is our food. We look forward to feeding your moody tongue.more
Founded in 1981 by the father and son team Alan and Randy Miller in Walnut, California, the brand’s popularity soared in the 1980s, focusing on a “natural” approach to soft drinks using a preservative-free formula in an era when such a practice was largely unheralded. Bubbly, fizzy and sold in charming siphon-style glass bottles embellished with a New York City motif, ONYS was omnipresent, with flavors ranging from Vanilla Cream to Orange.
One of the company’s biggest points of differentiation became the complete foregoing of artificial color, meaning that while Raspberry tasted like Raspberry, no unnecessary magenta hue bogged it down.
“The Choice is Clear” became its motto.
During its original run, ONYS took the market by storm, even forcing such stalwart brands as (rhymes with Shmoke and Fepsi) to come out with lighter options. Randy Miller, known for his insane publicity stunts (jumping from top hotel floors, pet tigers) became the embodiment of 80’s cool. He was only 24, but already he owned a 100 million dollar company. Even the Lifestyles of the...more
Pedernales Brewing Company is based in Fredricksburg, TX. Pedernales is widely known for their Robert Earl Keen Honey Pilsner, Lobo, and Pedernales Classics beers. These high quality and true to style beers are approachable craft beers with great flavor. Pedernales is one of the most critically acclaimed breweries in Texas having most recently won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival for Lobo Negro.more
At the beginning of the 1960s, Pierre Hugnin established a brewery in Mauritius that sits on a natural aquifer in a town called Phoenix. In August 1963, the first Phoenix Beer was brewed there by combining the pure aquifer water and the finest natural ingredients. Soon after, Phoenix Beer became known as the “Beer of Mauritius” and is, to this day, the brewery’s best seller.
Over the past 50 years, the Phoenix brewery expanded its product range and is now a publicly listed company with over 1,200 employees committed to offering premium quality products with trustworthiness.more
Saloon Door Brewing is one of the fastest growing breweries in the Houston beer scene. Located in Webster, TX, Saloon Door has a popular tasting room is available across the greater Houston area in draft only. The popular Tasty AF Peanut Butter and Chocolate Milk Stout is a local draft favorite served on nitro.more
Spindrift is America’s first and only sparkling water made with real, squeezed fruit. Our water is triple-filtered and our fruit is picked from family farms, then squeezed, and canned before it knows what hit it. We go from farm to bubble and the result is light, bright, and slightly pulpy sparkling water. We think it’s delicious and hope you do, too.more
Tin Roof Brewing Company was started by two childhood friends with a passion for beer and a desire to create their own Southern, handcrafted brand. The dream was born when Charles Caldwell ventured out West in the early 2000’s to work on a ranch in Colorado. During his stint as a ranchhand, Caldwell experienced an abundance of microbrewed beer and immediately fell in love. Upon returning, he was disappointed to find the deep South lagging behind in the craft beer world. The dream of building his own brewery was born, but it would take years before it came to fruition.
Caldwell ended up in banking in his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi. He began making trips down to Baton Rouge to visit William McGehee, who was finishing up his law degree from LSU. McGehee had also developed a palate for the finer beers during a law school Summer abroad program in Europe. One weekend trip, after indulging in a few beers, the topic of the brewery came up. The two decided that it was now or never, and what better career path change for a banker and lawyer to take, than to start brewing beer....more
This is the legend speaks of the virtues of the water that has given its name, since 1895, to one of the most important drinks in all of Mexico: Topo Chico Mineral Water. There was a beautiful Aztec princess who suffered a terrible disease, so strange that none of her father’s doctors, Moctezuma I Ilhuicamina, successor in 1440 of the King Itzcoatl had been able to cure.
Desperate, the King turned to the older priests in the kingdom to find a cure for his beautiful daughter. They told him that according to the timeless stories of travelers, in a far away northern land, there were strange and hidden waters which flowed at high temperatures, waters in which one only needed to bathe in or drink from to regain vigor, joy, strength, and refreshment.
Encouraged by this news, Moctezuma I ordered an immediate expedition to take his daughter to this amazing place. After traveling long and rugged roads, the expedition and the Princess reached a fertile valley flanked by mountains. To the east, they saw a mountain with the form of woman’s face (now “Cerro de la Silla”) and also...more