Pike label honoring Rogue Jack Joyce

The Pike Brewing Honors Rogue’s Jack Joyce

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Pike Brewing's Auld Acquaintance 2014 label

JACK JOYCE, A Genuine Rogue

Seattle, Washington, November 17, 2014.

The Pike Brewery, celebrating 25 years, announces the release of Pike Auld Acquaintance Holiday Ale 2014.  Founded in 1989, the brewery introduced their annual holiday offering in 1990 and has brewed it for ‘auld’ and new friends alike, ever since. It was an early entry into the ‘Winter Seasonal’ craft beer category.
Pike Auld Acquaintance is a dark, toasty amber ale seasoned with orange peel, Yakima Valley hops, and spices. When first brewed, Pike brewers complained of bruised knuckles from zesting orange peel, but since then, they have thankfully been able to source extraordinary dried orange peel. To achieve more aromatic orange notes, head brewer, Dean Mochizuki, used two varieties of orange peel: Curacao and sweet orange peel, along with coriander, cassia bark, and nutmeg. It is a refined, finely balanced, subtly spiced winter warmer- delicious with holiday foods.

ABV 6.5% · IBU 32 · OG 1.062

For the first twenty-three years of production, Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick has adorned the label. Perhaps the designer and Pike owner, Charles Finkel, was inspired by the Santa Claus role he’s played every Christmas Eve for the last 38 years, visiting neighborhood children (along with ‘Mrs. Claus,’ Rose Ann Finkel) as a benefit for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Parents leave gifts hidden outside for the chubby fellow to deliver to their kids. And Kris Kringle never forgets the adults, of course; Santa and the Mrs. always leave a bottle or two of Pike Auld Acquaintance.

To honor his old acquaintance, Jack Joyce of Rogue Ales, who passed away earlier this year, Finkel redesigned the label to feature Joyce, who, just like Santa, is toasting with a beer for the 2014 vintage

Jack Joyce founded Rogue Brewery in 1987; he and Charles met shortly after and remained friends. Nine years earlier, in 1978, Finkel had become America’s first craft beer marketer, introducing craft beers from Yorkshire, Bavaria, Westphalia, and Belgium.

Joyce, a former Nike Executive,  built Rogue into one of America’s most successful and award-winning breweries, not by following others, but by staking his own claim, that of a genuine rogue. Rogue Ales are now distributed internationally. The company operates a group of brew pubs, grows their own barley and hops, and distills their own rum and whiskey.

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The Pike Brewing Company is a family owned brewery located 1/2 block South of the entrance to the historic Pike Place Public Market. It is owned by Charles and Rose Ann Finkel, who founded the brewery in 1989.

Lucky Town Brewery Private Tour, Tasting, and Gift


Private Tour for Broads & Brews Barley’s Angels

Lucky Town Brewery has invited us to a private tour of the brewery. Lucky Town is Jackson’s only brewery offering world class beer to Mississippi patrons. Located in Midtown Jackson

From Lucky Town Brewing website:

At Lucky Town, our motto is Be Bold. Not only are we being bold by starting the brewery, we are encouraging our customers to be bold as well by giving us a chance to enhance their lifestyle. This in turn enhances our aspirations for the brewery. We are breaking free from boring routines and unfulfilled goals, and Lucky Town wants local beer drinkers to do the same – break free from the norm. Be Bold. Rediscover Beer.

  • Where: Lucky Town Brewery in Jackson, MS [map]
  • When: Tuesday, Nov. 18th @ 6pm.
  • Cost: $10 (cash or credit). That gets you admission to the tour, a complimentary Lucky Town pint glass, and six beer samples!

Lucky Town Brewing merchandise will also be available for purchase

Must be 21+ to sample beer. Valid ID will be required, so make sure to bring onebas_mississippi

Visit our Facebook page to reserve your spot. https://www.facebook.com/events/1497888630476243

Lucky Town Brewery is Jackson’s only brewery offering world class beer to Mississippi patrons. Located in Midtown Jackson

From Lucky Town Brewing website:

At Lucky Town, our motto is Be Bold. Not only are we being bold by starting the brewery, we are encouraging our customers to be bold as well by giving us a chance to enhance their lifestyle. This in turn enhances our aspirations for the brewery. We are breaking free from boring routines and unfulfilled goals, and Lucky Town wants local beer drinkers to do the same – break free from the norm. Be Bold. Rediscover Beer.

Angel’s Members in Colorado Collaborate With 4 Front Range Brewers to create a Brew to Pair with a Christmas or Thanksgiving Dinner

bas_coloradoSometimes, the best way for craft beer fans to learn about beer is to make their own. With this in mind, to mark the end of its first year Barley’s Angels Colorado, a craft beer club designed for Colorado women who want to know more about craft beer, has collaborated with four professional brewers to create holiday beers.

Participation tickets for all brewing sessions were sold out and group members, many of whom had never brewed before, planned innovative, seasonal recipes that can be paired with Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, taken to a holiday party, or enjoyed with friends. Photos of the group brews can be found at www.barleysangelscolorado.beer

Now its time to taste the results. Angels and their guests (including men) are invited to special release parties for each of the brews. Parties will be held at each brewer’s taproom. Tickets or RSVP’s are not required.
Pints or growlers of the brew, and food pairings designed for each, will be available – while supplies last – for guests to purchase.

A listing of all tapping events, brew styles, and food pairings are as follows:

  • 300 Suns: 335 1st Avenue Longmont CO 80501

Tapping: November 23 at 5pm

Brew: Belgian wheat with sweet orange peel

Food pairing: Cheeses from The Cheese Importers


  • Kokopelli Brewing Company: 8931 N. Harlan St. Westminster CO 80031

Tapping: December 10th at 7pm

Brew: Chocolate Cranberry Stout

Food Pairing: Chocolate tasting plate from The Chocolate Therapist


  • Former Future Brewing Co.: 1290 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210

Tapping: December 14th at 2pm

Brew: Belgian Christmas ale with pink peppercorns, grains of paradise, nutmeg and spruce branches

Food pairing: Handcrafted empanadas from Maria Empanada


  • Wells Brewery: 2516 49th St. #5 Boulder CO 80301

Tapping: Dec. 15th at 5:30 pm

Brew: Two beers – an imperial porter and an imperial cherry porter


Food Pairing: TBD


About Barley’s Angels Colorado:


Barley’s Angels Colorado was founded in January, 2014. Group meetings are designed to be roaming meetings, so that members can experience a wide variety of craft beers that are available to brew fans in Colorado. One meeting each month takes place in the Denver area and one takes place in the Boulder area. Meetings are typically scheduled for the fourth Monday and Wednesday of each month. For questions about upcoming meetings or the chapter, visit www.barleysangelscolorado.beer or email barleysangelscolorado@gmail.com.


In its first year, the traveling group has visited approximately 20 craft breweries, meeting staff and brewers at each and pairing food with selected beers. Past events included: Dinner at Post Brewing with Bryan Selders, a sour beer and cheese tasting at Crooked Stave, dinner at Hops & Pie, craft beers and baked goods tasting at Upslope, a craft beer/Colorado history tour at Golden’s Barrels and Bottles, craft beer and VooDoo Doughnuts pairing at Copper Kettle, and a craft beer and artisan salsa pairing at Epic Brewing.


Membership is expanding and attendees have said that they appreciated the chance to visit a range of different breweries, meet the brewers and/or staff, and to socialize in an environment with other women who love beer.

Glutenberg Brewing Company

Glutenberg Brews at Compass Bar

Gluten-free from Glutenberg Brewing Company

Delicious gluten-free brews aren’t just for those with dietary restrictions!

There are still tickets left for our unique gluten-free event this Thursday, November 13th from 6-8 p.m. at Compass Bar! This event will feature gluten-free beer from Glutenberg, as well as a few other GF brews. All ladies who love beer (not just our gluten-free friends!) can join the Angels at the new upscale, friendly sports bar complete with gluten-free snacks and, of course, lots of tasty brews. To add to the experience, Simon Leblanc from Glutenberg Beers will be walking us through the tasting, chatting about the difference in gluten-free beer & emphasizing that gluten-free brews are really for everyone—not just those with the dietary restriction.

This is a great educational opportunity for all women interested in beer to learn about the gluten-free brewing process. While the gluten-free title may turn some of you off, we encourage you to join us to broaden your horizons because beer is good!

  • TICKETS: $25 per person and available here.
  • Thursday November 13, 6-8pm
  • For more information, visit the Facebook Page.

Compass Bar
433 W. Diversey
Chicago, IL 60614


Women at Six Ten Brewing


Fall is here! The humidity has finally broken (hopefully) for the season, and the air is crisp, cool, and filled with the smell of wood-smoke. Tis the season to put away the light, fruity beers of summer & give thanks for the big, roasty, malty beers of winter.

We have so much to be thankful for in the Tampa area. New breweries, brewpubs, brew stores, and tap houses are opening all the time, many that are fully or partially women owned, and several home brew clubs that embrace their female members and even encourage all-women brew days.

This month the Bay Area Barley’s Angels will be giving thanks at a brewery that is woman (co)owned. Leslie Johnson left the 9 to 5 to pursue her dream of 6 to 10, by opening a brewery along with her husband Chris, and at the November meeting she will tell us about her experiences opening a brewery. Of course, a meeting isn’t a meeting without beer, and all attendees will enjoy their choice of either a pint plus 2 tasters, or 5 tasters.

We leaders would also like to say thank you to the Angels that make this group as fantastic as it is, so for the November meeting we are allowing paid members to bring a friend for their discounted member price AND giving every Angel who brings a friend one of our new 10oz tasting goblets.

♦Members + 1 friend $10/ea (with discount)
♦Non-members $15
♦November 20th. Social hour at 6, meeting at 7.
♦Snacks will be provided.
♦No tickets will be issued. Please check in with Lisa or Laurie upon arrival.
♦As usual, ladies only!

Six Ten Brewing
7052 Benjamin Rd
Tampa, Florida
(813) 886-0610


Reserve your spot at http://bayareabarleysangels.miiduu.com/november-20-2014-meeting-six-ten-brewing