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  • Drinking this right now.

    It is quite possibly the smoothest beer I have ever consumed.

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    • Drinking a Sam Adams Harvest Hefe now. I like it.

      Obviously it's a wheat beer so if you're not a fan of those this probably isn't for you. But they've added a twist to this one. The Harvest Hefe has additional spicey and sweet notes which enhances the flavor when compared to other Hefeweizens.

      Honestly this should be a holiday beer that's seasonal, Nov-Jan. It's the perfect Christmas beer, IMO. Seems like a waste producing it in early Fall.

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      • Originally posted by 1bigfan13 View Post
        Drinking a Sam Adams Harvest Hefe now. I like it.

        Obviously it's a wheat beer so if you're not a fan of those this probably isn't for you. But they've added a twist to this one. The Harvest Hefe has additional spicey and sweet notes which enhances the flavor when compared to other Hefeweizens.

        Honestly this should be a holiday beer that's seasonal, Nov-Jan. It's the perfect Christmas beer, IMO. Seems like a waste producing it in early Fall.
        I'll give it a try tonight. I like hefeweizens just don't like it when some overdo it with the orange flavoring.

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        • https://www.brewbound.com/news/innis...grow-u-s-sales

          Innis & Gunn Looks to Grow U.S. Sales
          Chris Furnari |
          May. 16, 2016 at 3:37 PM |


          Fresh off an importer transition in the United States and the acquisition of fellow Scottish craft beer maker Inveralmond Brewing, Innis & Gunn is preparing to expand its global presence.

          Best known for its oak-infused line of beers, Innis & Gunn is one of the few globally distributed craft brands with a deliberate focus on growing sales in international markets. Although it is the second largest craft supplier in the U.K., behind BrewDog, approximately 65 percent of Innis & Gunn’s sales come from more than 20 countries where it sells beer.



          And in the U.S., where it sold approximately 100,000 cases (7,200 barrels) last year, Innis & Gunn is in the midst of restructuring its operations as it eyes eventual national distribution.

          Originally introduced in the U.S. in 2010 via its Innis & Gunn USA subsidiary, which oversaw all aspects of sales and marketing, the company recently reassigned U.S. distribution rights to United States Beverage LLC, an importing company that manages sales and distribution for prominent international beers like Ireland’s Murphy’s Brewery, Spain’s Grupo Damm and Japan’s Tiger Beer.

          “They have a hell of a lot more manpower,” said the brewery’s U.S. general manager Neil Sharp, whose brother Dougal Sharp founded Innis & Gunn in 2003. “To truly do the U.S. justice, we needed to move to a company with more structure.”

          Currently available in about 20 states, according to Sharp, a majority of Innis & Gunn’s sales are concentrated in East Coast markets like New York, New Jersey, and its top market, Florida.

          But that footprint is growing, Sharp said, noting that Texas, Colorado, Washington, Oregon and California are all at the top of the company’s priority list.

          “It’s still early days and we are still making a lot of assessments,” he added.

          While Innis & Gunn will have greater access to sales and distribution resources via its partnership with US Beverage, which employs about 30 sales reps around the country, the brand’s biggest task going forward will be generating greater consumer awareness.

          “It is challenging for us to break through,” said Sharp. “It is the most competitive and crowded market in the world, but it is also the most exciting. The beer we bring is unique and, ultimately, we just want to be a part of the repertoire.”

          The company is developing a “much stronger” draft program and altering its product mix to make seasonal and rotating beers available to distributors.

          Innis Gunn Bourbon Aged Dark Ale

          The company’s Original and Rum Finish offerings will continue to be imported but Toasted Oak IPA will be discounted, said Sharp. In its place, a dark bourbon cask ale and two limited edition beers will be introduced.

          At retail, 4-packs will continue to sell for about $9.99, he added, noting that a more modest price point is aimed at encouraging trial.

          “We are still a new player in this market and we don’t want to put people off from trying our beers,” he said.

          Innis & Gunn has, over the years, focused most of its product development around barrel aging and oak-infusion, but the company recently introduced lager IPA offerings for the U.K. market that were not matured on oak.

          Those more traditional craft beers could eventually find their way to the U.S. as well, Sharp said.

          “The lager has been a phenomenal success for us in Scotland,” he said. “A big part of my job is looking at the U.S. market and making assessments. We make beers that can go up against craft offerings made here in the U.S. We have 35 ideas on the table for new beers next year, and we are in the planning phase right now.”

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          • So good. So smooth.

            Not often you can say a beer is delicious.

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            • Originally posted by boozeman View Post


              So good. So smooth.

              Not often you can say a beer is delicious.
              I'm a sucker for Ales.

              I will look for this.
              2013 DCC Fantasy Football Champeen

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              • Originally posted by Texas Ace View Post
                I'm a sucker for Ales.

                I will look for this.
                So what Ales you?
                Since Day One

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                • Just bought a 6 of Yuengling Light. Not too bad....for a light beer.
                  Last edited by vince; 01-13-2018, 02:44 PM.

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                  • Originally posted by vince View Post
                    Just bought a 6 of Yuengling Light. Not too bad....for a light beer.
                    I don't usually like light beer, to the point that I can't even drink it. But yeah Yuengling Light is pretty decent.

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                    • For the first time in around 80 years, people can buy beer from a liquor store on Sundays in Indiana. Bought a six pack of this to celebrate.

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                      • Originally posted by DLK150 View Post
                        For the first time in around 80 years, people can buy beer from a liquor store on Sundays in Indiana. Bought a six pack of this to celebrate.

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                        Funny that weed is not far from being legalized and we still can't buy beer on Sundays.

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                        • Originally posted by mcnuttz View Post
                          Funny that weed is not far from being legalized and we still can't buy beer on Sundays.
                          It's pretty silly that some states allow it six days out of the week but not on Sunday. Just another archaic "blue law".

                          Oh and since it's kind of hard to read the label, this is called Zombie Dust. Brewed here in Indiana, pretty good stuff.

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                              • Originally posted by jsmith6919 View Post
                                As someone who’s worked in the craft beer world for over a decade now, this is spot on.

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