SPOKANE, WASH. (PRWEB) – Distillery University, the long-time provider of online and hands-on education for craft distillers, announced they would be offering a new Tasting Competition for the industry with a unique twist. Unlike other similar competitions, entrants would be limited to those licensed distilleries that have been in business for five years or less (international entries are also permitted). Registrations are opening soon for a variety of competitive categories, with the Competition taking place in May 2021 in Spokane, WA.
“Our goal is to create a platform for new distillers to get the insight, promotion and exposure they might not otherwise have access to.” – Rockwell Rutter, CEO, Distillery University.
With other competitions, the winner’s circle is often dominated by big brands and deep pockets; they’ve had years with which to perfect their recipes and can afford top-quality ingredients. This can make it difficult for the startups and new operations to compete at the same level. Distillery University plans to level the playing field by offering the truly talented small distilleries a chance to show off their best products and get some well-deserved promotion. At the same time, this is a great opportunity for those same distilleries to get an unbiased critique and analysis of their spirits from a group of experts.
Providing that analysis will be a blind panel of approximately 15 judges, all hand-picked by DU as leaders in their respective fields. For example, the judging panel will include sommeliers, brewers, chefs, journalists, bartenders and more. Over the course of several days in May 2021, these judges will critically sample each spirit submission and provide not only a rating score, but also tasting notes that will be released to the distillery. Distilleries will be awarded medals based on their resulting scores, while select winners will be offered a product placement meeting with a large spirits retailer.
“We believe the Next Great Distillery has yet to be found, and this is how we plan to do it.” – Rockwell Rutter, CEO, Distillery University
Distillery University is the premier provider of online and hands-on education for craft distillers. Since 2012 they have offered a fully comprehensive curriculum for those wishing to enter the industry, or those with a desire to broaden their existing skillset. Distillery University’s nearly 1500 students enjoy a wide range of course topics, covering everything from product development to business management. Students can choose to learn online through self-paced video courses, livestreaming webinars, or in-person at a multi-day Hands-on Workshop. Distillery University’s main goal is to make it as easy as possible for true craft distillers to realize their dream of making phenomenal spirits in a successful business.
CAMPBELL, CALIF. (PRWEB) – Surreal Brewing Company adds a new thirst-quenching non-alcoholic beer to its lineup. Introducing “Creatives IPA”, an unconventional beverage of tropical aromas and flavors punctuated by a restrained piney West Coast hop finish. One of the latest additions to its growing line of all-natural, innovative, health-conscious craft beers, Creatives IPA was brewed with the ancient Norwegian Kveik yeast strain and a new variety of hop. “We were intrigued by Kveik yeast as soon as we heard about it. We have a deep appreciation for every ingredient we use, especially the yeast, which as the old axiom goes: the brewer makes the wort and the yeast makes the beer,“ said Tammer Zein-El-Abedein.
As in all their carefully crafted brews, the new beer consists of a complex blend that captivates a craft beer enthusiasts as well as the growing number of people who drink non-alcoholic beverages.
Awarded World’s Best Non-Alcoholic Beer of 2019, Surreal Brewing Company is the family-founded and operated brewing company that specializes in all-natural, non-GMO, non-alcoholic craft beers as a healthy, yet flavorful, alternative to alcohol and/or sugary drinks. The brand’s core brews are all available starting at 17 calories per can, no sugar, low carbs, and two reduced gluten options: Chandelier Red IPA, Juicy Mavs Hazy IPA, 17 Mile Porter, and Natural Bridges Kolsch Style.
Creatives IPA will initially roll out online at http://www.SurrealBrewing.com before being made available at select stores in California.
“This brew is a shout out to all creatives, whether that is through the arts, technology, or other creative outlets, to everyone who creates positive change. This beer is made for all who Dare to Be Different,” said Donna Hockey.
ABOUT SURREAL BREWING COMPANY
Founded in Campbell, California by husband and wife team, Tammer Zein-El-Abedein and Donna Hockey, Surreal Brewing aims to fill a void in the marketplace with a variety of great-tasting non-alcoholic beverages. Surreal Brewing brings forth a new era in which health-conscious and sober individuals can still enjoy the unique, crisp flavor of beer anytime while maintaining their health goals and feeling included at social gatherings.
NAPA, CALIF. (PRWEB) – New aromatic opportunities are being offered through John Fearless for breweries that want to expand their brewing options. South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, USA and German hops are newly available to purchase online via JohnFearless.com. This expanse of inventory offers a much wider selection to the small, medium, and large-sized businesses that purchase beverage-making supplies from John Fearless.
As a leader in the beverage supply industry, John Fearless works hard to ensure top products are available to breweries, wineries, distilleries and non-alcoholic beverages. Quality and unique ingredients are important for craft beverages. In addition to hops, John Fearless also carries a range of products including, Muntons Malt, Brewshield, WineShield, Structan, WLT 150, Milne Microdried fruits, Humuflor Hop Essence, and used wine and spirit oak barrels.
Modern hop varietals with tropical, fruit forward aromatics have been added to the website and are now available to order 24/7:
- A number of South African hops are currently available including: Southern Passion, African Queen, Southern Star, Southern Tropic and Southern Sublime New Zealand hops sold by John Fearless include: Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, Taiheke, Wakatu™, Riwaka, and the soon to be released Hort4337 and more.
- A wide selection of USA hops include: El Dorado, Azacca, Zappa, Centennial, Cascade and more.
- Three hop varieties are available from Germany: Ariana (which offers a blackcurrant, grapefruit, geranium and vanilla aroma blend), Callista and Huell Melon
- Ella™ is the flavor hop varietal available from Australia via JohnFearless.com, and it’s highly versatile while containing floral aromatics (a common feature in noble European and Australian hops)
With a focus on finding unique options for small, medium, and large sized brewing companies, John Fearless is excited about their new options for hop varietal sales. Craft brewers can explore aroma profiles from around the world to find the right fit for their beer styles. Detailed information on sizing and pricing for orders is currently available on the John Fearless website on the individual products page.
About John Fearless Co: John Fearless is dedicated to bringing specialty hops, malts and more to the small brewing community. Items sourced from all over the world are brought directly to small businesses looking to craft bold flavors, complex brews and heady aromas. With over 20 years in the beverage industry, John Fearless offers specialty hops, hop aroma, malt, beer and wine stabilizers, finishing tannins, liquid flavor extracts, quality aged barrels, MicroDried® fruits and more.
Entering the beverage market this winter the founders of Mine Shaft Brewing (MSB) are proud to announce the launch of Cali Orchards® Hard Sparkling Water. Cali Orchards® Is the World’s Most Deliciously Flavorful Refreshing All-Natural Hard Sparkling Water Made With Real Fruit Juice As Nature Intended with Zero aftertastes.
Orlando, FL – Public Wire LLC – Entering the beverage market this winter the founders of Mine Shaft Brewing (MSB) are proud to announce the launch of Cali Orchards® Hard Sparkling Water. Cali Orchards® Is the World’s Most Deliciously Flavorful Refreshing All-Natural Hard Sparkling Water Made With Real Fruit Juice As Nature Intended with Zero aftertastes.
Once You Try Cali You Never Go Back!
As of this press release, Cali Orchards® has won every blind taste test against the biggest brands in the seltzer/hard sparkling water space. One of the things that separates Cali Orchards® from the top brands is that Cali Orchards® flavor and smell last the whole can and not just the first sip plus Cali Orchards® has ZERO sodium VS the top brands having from 5mg to 25mg of sodium per a 12oz can. Cali Orchards® is loaded with flavor VS Just a Hint of Flavor.
Cali Orchards® is proud to announce it will make its first public appearance in Northern California and across UT in early spring through its distributors. Carlson Distributing for all of UT and Saccani Distributing for its territory in northern California. “Carlson & Saccani have been great to us, and we are excited to be working with such incredible distributors with great histories” said Tim Nemeckay, President of MSB.
Cali Orchards® is all-natural, low calorie, low carbs, low sugar, gluten-free, and vegan – all with 5.0% ABV. On top of these healthier attributes, MSB partnered with a world leader in all-natural ingredients. It was paramount to work with one of the best companies in the world to create Cali Orchards® When we first started working with the company we said: Ask yourself, would you eat a peach, black cherries, orange or any other fruit if you only tasted it on the first bite, or it only had a hint of flavor. Would you eat raspberries and say “let me put lime juice on them” or “some fresh melon sounds good this morning but let me put some basil on it.” Probably not, so why would you drink a hard-sparkling/seltzer water with a hint of flavor and only on the first sip or some crazy combination fruit and herbs said Tim Nemeckay President of MSB.
Cali Orchards® Was Created with The West Coast in Mind. Sunsets, Endless Days, And an Active Lifestyle. We’ve Tested Our Product from The Beaches to The Mountains. As Nature Intended, Cali Orchards® Is Made with Real Fruit Juice. The New Summertime Drink Anytime of The Year.
To learn more about Cali Orchards® visit the website and follow the company on social media: https://caliorchards.com
SHOREHAM, VT. (PRWEB) – WhistlePig, the No. 1 distiller in the fast growing, ultra-premium and luxury rye whiskey category, 1 is pleased to introduce their newest edition of The Boss Hog: The Samurai Scientist. Now available for pre-order via Caskers, The Samurai Scientist is a sixteen-year-old, single barrel, straight rye whiskey that is powerfully complex and distinctly unique from anything WhistlePig has introduced before.
The Samurai Scientist is named for a legendary Japanese chemist, Jōkichi Takamine, the pioneer who introduced koji fermentation to the American whiskey industry in the 19th century. The limited-edition whiskey is the embodiment of a genuine collaboration between WhistlePig’s team and Japanese brewers from Kitaya, an award-winning sake, shōchū and umeshu producer located near Yame City in Fukuoka Prefecture on Japanʼs Kyushu Island. The umeshu used is Saikoo, a uniquely traditional, aged umeshu made by Kitaya. The whiskey was distilled in Canada using koji fermentation and aged for sixteen years before being finished in umeshu seasoned barrels and bottled by hand on the WhistlePig Farm in Shoreham, VT.
“It was an honor to work alongside the team at Kitaya to bring this collaboration to life in the form of the first American whiskey finished in Japanese umeshu barrels. With the introduction of The Samurai Scientist, WhistlePig continues to pave the way for innovation across the rye category,” says Jeff Kozak, CEO, WhistlePig. “Dave Pickerell committed to five promises for The Boss Hog, including being distinctly unique from anything we’ve done before. He had a thirst for exploring and trialing techniques from around the world, and Takamine was likeminded in propelling whiskey innovation across continents. This vision continues to drive us to explore beyond the limits of American Whiskey.”
“We finished one of our oldest whiskeys in barrels that held Kitaya’s eleven-year-old umeshu. With umeshu being an intensely aromatic spirit, it does not take long to impart deeply complex flavors. Each barrel of The Samurai Scientist is bottled at proof. Only 90 barrels exist and each bottle notes the barrel number and proof, ranging between 120 – 122,” says Pete Lynch, Master Blender, WhistlePig.
On the nose, The Samurai Scientist is intensely aromatic, with cinnamon, maple syrup and toasted marshmallow. Upon tasting, you’ll find bold notes of tobacco, ginger, baking spices and savory umami. After some time in the glass, and with a few drops of water, the whiskey reveals rich and complex notes of rye spice, oak char and vanilla. The finish on The Samurai Scientist is incredibly long, with oak spice, char and just a touch of smoke.
The Samurai Scientist is crowned by a hand-made Danforth pewter stopper representing Takamine’s family heritage and ground-breaking contributions in the field of chemistry. It is presented in a gift box elaborating his story.
The Samurai Scientist is available in a 750ml bottle at 60 – 61% alc./vol. with a suggested retail price of $499.99. Like the other Boss Hog editions before it, The Samurai Scientist will be sold at a variety of premium liquor stores, bars and restaurants across the United States, entering select international markets in the coming weeks, and is now available for pre-sale via Caskers.com.
Founded in 2008, WhistlePig is the premier aged rye whiskey, featuring the bold and often untapped flavor of rye. WhistlePig is leading a surge of innovation in the emerging field of North American whiskey. As the most decorated rye whiskey – having received the coveted ‘Best in Show Whiskey’ title from the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, WhistlePig is widely viewed as the world’s finest Rye. With the opening of its distillery on its 500-acre Vermont farm in the fall of 2015, WhistlePig has also become one of the leading farm-to-bottle rye whiskeys in the world. http://www.whistlepigrye.com
(1) Ultra-premium and luxury rye category defined as all rye whiskies in the U.S. sold at $75 or higher per 0.75L bottle at retail (Source: IWSR 2016)
Wowza! All the full-sized cocktails to tantalize any happy imbiber, paired with wine, beer and the most incredible food from LA’s best restaurants all while walking on the field of the Rose Bowl? Yep, add in complimentary massages in the VIP lounges, plenty of seating on the “infield” and every vendor dedicated to provide the best they have to offer, all to benefit the Union Station Homeless Services. Read on, and/or watch my 3-minute YouTube slideshow.
First, here’s the teaser:
Masters of Taste, a luxury food and beverage festival, will take place on April 3, 2016 –rain or shine– on the field of the Historic Pasadena Rose Bowl. All proceeds will benefit Union Station Homeless Services.
Guests will walk the field of the Rose Bowl to discover LA’s finest fare including 40 restaurants & 25 breweries, wineries, and spirits. Tiered ticketing will offer VIP’s and sponsors a premier experience, with private lounge seating and concierge dining service.
Master chefs, vintners, mixologists and brewers will be curated with the help of seasoned event producer Dennis Richardson (Taste LA, Taste Beverly Hills, and Wolfgang Puck Catering) and restaurant owner and businessman Rob Levy (The Raymond 1886, HomeStreet Bank).
A full listing of The Masters (I couldn’t get to them all!)
As soon as we started to descend from the bleachers onto the cool AstroTurf of the playing field I knew we were in for a real treat. Vendors circled the entire field, two large lounges marked the end zones, and on the field itself was innovative seating for all.
As I made my rounds (at least three times) and snapped photos for you, I enjoyed a little me time with these vendors:
Two different milk-based cocktails, one with rum and one with bourbon, from Nighthawk Breakfast Bar.
Crispy Pork Belly, Crostini with Fava Bean and Radish from BierBeisl.
Dark chocolate toffee from Alique Toffee Company.
A coconut Citrus Salad from Toca Madera.
Compressed Pork Shoulder with Andouille, Braised White Beans and Pickled Onion served up from Noor.
Refreshing Margaritas at Sol Cocina made with Des Madre tequila.
A killer tuna presented by Pasadena’s The Osawa.
Hyde Sunset made a Braised Beef Cheek with Pea and Sunchoke Puree, Crispy Shallots and Pea Vines.
My new favorite sipping Whiskey, no water needed, is now Kikori. Wonderful in both an Old Fashioned and, best drink of the day, the Blood Orange Sour.
Birch made a great foie gras and pâte dish with crostini for dipping, expertly served up by Chef Brendan Collins, and it was my favorite bite of the day.
The Hooch APP table, for an outstanding cocktail made with ginger beer and Brugal rum.
Sliders form Hache LA seemed to be a favorite for many.
The “Green Arrow” dink from Demitasse Coffee Roasters with Vermouth, muddled mint, Kyoto iced coffee and honey cream. Both a pick-me-up and dessert!
Meeting the talented mixologist-gone-rogue Adam Seger of Balsam Spirits and trying his drinks made with Amaro and Shrub.
Eve Bushman has been reading, writing, taking coursework and tasting wine for over 20 years. She has obtained a Level Two Intermediate Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, has been the subject of a 60-minute Wine Immersion video, authored “Wine Etiquette for Everyone” and recently served as a judge for the Long Beach Grand Cru. You can email Eve@EveWine101.com to ask a question about wine or spirits that may be answered in a future column. You can also seek her marketing advice via Eve@EveBushmanConsulting.com
Though being a past judge for the Long Beach Grand Cru was a major bucket list item for me, it was nearly as thrilling to be invited back as a guest of the event once they discontinued the wine competition. Basically, the work was over, it was time just to taste for pleasure. And that we did.
This year’s venue, the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach, was easy to spot with pop up tents and white chairs and dining tables that we could see as we pulled in to park. The first person I met inside was event Executive Producer Kim Vu, who was quickly followed by Long Beach Grand Cru Board of Director Tom Stolpman of Stolpman Vineyards and Stolpman Law Group; then I spotted Master Sommelier George Skorka – who I was honored to serve along with in the 2015 competition.
“I feel like we’ve put together a pretty good group” Vu commented of the dozens of wineries, brewers and restaurants that encircled the venue. I got a nice photo of her in front of the dance floor before it would soon be filled with happy twirling guests. (See all my photos in this YouTube slide show.)
We would’ve loved to have had a bottomless thirst and appetite to have sampled everything from all of the vendors listed below. But, as is the case for any guest, “palate fatigue” is a real threat! So, before that happened we truly enjoyed the vendors noted in bold:
Wineries and Breweries
Absolution Brewing Company
Angel City Brewery
Archium Cellars – Don’t miss their extensive line-up if you find them at an event, or go to the tasting room.
Ascension Cellars – Always awesome Rhone and Bordeaux blends from Paso Robles.
Ave Winery – Lots of wine coming your way from this growing producer, and all good. Sent a few people over to try these and they all loved them. Enjoyed the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2013 Syrah.
Baja Brewing Company
Ballast Point – What fun beers – I loved the “Pineapple Sculpin” and learned that they do spirits as well!
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly/
E. & J. Gallo
Big Tar Wine Co.
Bottle Jack Wines
Congregation Ale House
Coquelicot Estate Vineyard – One I’ve liked for awhile from Santa Ynez.
Coruce Vineyards & Winery – Always a treat to see the Coruce people and all of their awards from Wine Enthusiast Magazine, as well as competitions from Sunset Magazine and San Francisco Chronicle.
Culinary Institute of America
Grassini Family Vineyards
Happy Hour Wine – They make a fun red and a white, less than $10 each, made from grapes grown in Spain. Look for them in your local supermarket.
King Frosch Wines
Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Mother Earth Brewing Company
Navarro Vineyards and Winery – Good wines, need a full tasting visit soon.
Pagter Brothers Winery – Love what our very own Scott Pagter is doing…stay tuned to see what else he’s going to do next.
Rhythm Wine Co. – They have a wine from the “Alonso Family Vineyard” which is Juan from Le Chene!
Robert Hall Winery – Been awhile since we visited and we enjoyed the entire line-up. They were especially pleased with recent awards for their 2015 Rose from the California State Fair and a whopping 91 points for their 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
San Antonio Winery /
Santa Barbara Winery
Smog City Brewing
Stolpman Vineyards – The 2003 Nebbiolo from the cellar, 2012 Petite Sirah and 2014 Angeli “The Best Syrah” killed, and so did a Syrah and Sangiovese poured by the one and only Tom Stolpman.
TW Ferm Co. – Sent a few people over to try their two killer Cabernet Sauvignons.
Turiya Wines – Another favorite at wine events.
Vina Simpatica – Fun fruit infused, flavorful and colorful sparklers!
Vinemark Cellars – Love all their wines, and love running into them at many events.
The Wine Crush
Workman Ayer – Always great to see and taste with Michel Ayer. NEVER miss an opportunity if you get one!
The Attic – A devilishly good deviled egg, and then something with tuna poke that killed me. So good.
Congregation Ale House
Delightful Crepes Cafe – Hubby was happy with these!
La Brea Bakery – Thanks for the take-home baguette!
Naree Thai – All grand.
Parkers’ Lighthouse – Great chilled seafood salad.
The Sky Room
Subarz – Tasty biscotti-like cookies.
About the Legal Aid Foundation of LA
Since 1929, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles has provided civil legal aid to poor and low-income people in Los Angeles County.
Now with five neighborhood offices, three Domestic Violence Clinics and four Self-Help Legal Access Centers, LAFLA serves communities as diverse as East Los Angeles, the Westside, South Los Angeles, Koreatown and Long Beach. LAFLA is the first place thousands of poor people turn to when they need legal assistance for a crisis that threatens their shelter, health and livelihood.
In 2015, LAFLA provided services to more than 80,000 people, including more than 10,400 children. We helped more than 39,000 people at our Self-Help Legal Access Centers. More than 11,000 people attended legal clinics and educational workshops, and we provided referrals to almost 30,000 people.
Eve Bushman has a Level Two Intermediate Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, a “certification in first globally-recognized course” as an American Wine Specialist ® from the North American Sommelier Association (NASA), was the subject of a 60-minute Wine Immersion video, authored “Wine Etiquette for Everyone” and has served as a judge for the Long Beach Grand Cru. You can email Eve@EveWine101.com to ask a question about wine or spirits. You can also seek her marketing advice via Eve@EveBushmanConsulting.com
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) – America’s most renowned wine and food festivals have four main ingredients—celebrity winemakers, top culinary talent, informative tasting seminars, and elements that highlight and celebrate current trends. The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, April 25 – 28, combines these elements to create the ultimate wine weekend in Northwest Florida. Held in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, the 2019 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival will feature a dazzling roster of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs, brew masters and entertainers while presenting popular features, including the Rosé All Day Garden, provocative seminars with industry leaders and culinary masters, aiming to please every palate.
“I have been immediately captivated by the opportunity to feature Château Sainte Roseline at the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. This later is one of the oldest international wine festivals in the US which has been widely acclaimed by both the wine industry and the general public,” said Aurélie Bertin, owner of Chateau Sainte Roseline in Provence. Bertin will be featured and pour her highly sought-after sustainable wines in the Rosé All Day Garden at the Saturday and Sunday Grand Tastings, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Presented by ResortQuest, the Rosé All Day Garden will feature Rosés from around the globe, including Italy, Spain, France, South America and from North America, California and Oregon. The entire Grand Park will be transformed into all things Rosé. From pink décor to machines whipping out Frosé, a popular frozen drink made with Hendrix Gin and Marques De Caceres Rioja Rosé, the Garden will be blooming pink. Rosé champagne, Rosé sparkling wines and Rosé wine from domestic and international vineyards will be among the hundred different tasting options. Attendees are invited to embrace the theme by donning their favorite pink, rose or blush colored attire. A photo booth and Rosé swag from ResortQuest give guests every opportunity to see and drink pink.
“Furthermore, the casual atmosphere of the festival and the Florida sunshine and warmth go hand in hand with the promotion of Rosé wines from Provence – a wine that in itself promotes conviviality. Last but not least, the charitable aspects of the festival encouraging the adoption of good values is dear to my heart,” Bertin added. “I look forward to being part of the festival.”
Additional festival featured winemakers and celebrity guests include Erik Kramer of Willakenzie Estate, Eugenia Keegan of Grand Moraine and Jackson Family wines and Mollie Battenhouse with Jackson Family Wines – all of whom will pay homage to their Oregon-showcased wines in the Culinary Village. Additionally, they will present their Oregon-themed tasting seminar on the Seminar Stage, Sunday at 1:30 pm.
Also appearing for the first time at South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, Ralph Hertelendy of Hertelendy Vineyards, John Grochau of Grochau Cellars, Robert Alstrin with Argyle Winery. They will pour their prized wines and be available to discuss them with festival attendees.
Legendary Bill Samuels, Jr. of Maker’s Mark, will pour his iconic whisky at the Maker’s Mark large-scale activation on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Samuel’s will be joined by master mixologist Bobby Gleason, teaming up to delight fans with an original cocktail. Samuel’s will also present a once-in-a-lifetime tasting seminar on Saturday on the Seminar Stage, Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Educational tasting seminars are another exciting element of a world-class wine festival, and the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival will once again feature highly-sought after winemakers and master distillers from around the world sharing their knowledge and love of producing fine wines and spirits.
In a repeat of last year’s standing-room only seminar, world-renown cheese expert and educator Michael Landis of Intitut du Fromage presents “The Perfect Pair(ing)” as the second seminars on both Saturday and Sunday at 2:45 p.m. Enjoy tantalizing pairings of award-winning cheeses, meats and more to perfectly pair with wine. Landis has been teaching food and beverage pairings for more than 20 years. Enjoy selected wines from Jackson Family Wines poured to compliment the cheeses and meats.
The four-day celebration of wine also includes Craft Beer & Spirits Jam, Spirits Row, Nosh Pavilions, live entertainment and more than 800 wines and spirits presented by knowledgeable wine industry insiders.
Tickets are now on sale. Event details and tickets are available at http://www.sowalwine.com. To purchase tickets, visit https://sowalwine.com/tickets/. Special festival rates on accommodations can be made with our participating lodging partners at https://sowalwine.com/information/#accommodations.
Presented by Wine Enthusiast Media, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin and Visit South Walton, the festival offers the ideal backdrop for a beach getaway. The Festival is made possible by the generous support of the following Founding Partners: Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, Visit South Walton Tourist Development Council, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Wine World of Northwest Florida and Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is the official lodging partner of the festival.
About South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival
This year’s annual South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival will be held April 26-29, 2018 throughout the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. The festival features a stunning showcase of the best wines in the world. Meet the celebrity wine producers and master distillers presenting their fine wine and spirits from around the world. The Savor South Walton Culinary Village offers a sumptuous array of foods to taste, wines to pair, as well as wine and food tasting seminars. Visit the new Rosé All Day Garden, Spirits Row and Nosh Pavilions and enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend. The Craft Beer & Spirits Jam and Winemakers & Shakers events round out the extended festival weekend. The event is a major fundraiser for Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, which benefits children in need in Northwest Florida. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.SoWalWine.com.
FORT BRAGG, Calif. (PRWEB) – North Coast Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery producing exceptional, high-quality beers, is excited to announce that its Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout has been awarded a gold medal at the Tastings.com World Beer Championships.
Tastings.com judges described Old Rasputin as “a craveable hoppy imperial stout that is superbly balanced,” rewarding it with a ranking of 94 points and a gold medal at the Tastings.com World Beer Championships.
Internationally recognized, the Tastings.com World Beer Championships is America’s oldest annual international beer competition, dating back to 1994. The World Beer Championships reviews a different beer category each month, using feedback provided from an exceptional panel of judges with expertise in categories such as beer retail, production, distribution and taste. Beers are blind tasted and judged on a 100-point scale, providing the highest level of control to guarantee beer fans with top quality reviews.
“North Coast Brewing Company is thrilled that our Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout received a 94-point score from the Tastings.com World Beer Championships,” said North Coast Brewing Company Brewmaster, Chuck Martins. “Old Rasputin is a fan favorite and it’s an honor to be recognized with one of the highest ranking scores.”
Rooted in history, Old Rasputin is one of North Coast Brewing’s most famous brews, nationally recognized within the craft beer industry. Featuring a remarkable mix of rich flavor elements and a warming finish, Old Rasputin is a timeless take on an imperial stout.
Old Rasputin is an internationally distributed beer and can be found locally using North Coast Brewing Company’s beer locator.
About North Coast Brewing Company:
Founded in 1988, North Coast Brewing Company is an independent craft brewery producing exceptional, award-winning beers in Fort Bragg, CA. North Coast Brewing crafts a wide range of beers, including barrel-aged ales and popular seasonal offerings, including a Berliner Weisse series, to 48 U.S. states and internationally. A pioneer in the brewing community, North Coast Brewing Company is focused on sustainability and is a Certified B Corporation, California Benefit Corporation and Best for the World 2018 Changemaker honoree. For more information on North Coast Brewing, please visit: https://northcoastbrewing.com/.