November 11, 2014
It’s been over one year in the making but it’s finally here- Barrel Roll #5 – Chandelle has been reborn with a brand new process and will make it’s 2014 debut on Black Friday, November 28th!
Chandelle is a sour blonde ale aged for one year in white wine barrels, into which we add 850lbs of Golden Sweet Apricots. The fulsome and earthy apricot aromas float on the bracingly sour base developed in the barrel, coming together in a wonderfully complex final beer.
We will be opening at 10am and popping bottles of Chandelle until midnight, with special access at 9am for anyone who has achieved bronze status or higher in our Frequent Flyer program.
Chandelle will be available in 750ml bottles to go with a 12 bottle max. Bottles are $20, and we’ll also be offering 1/2 pints for $8 and 3oz tasting pours for $3. We’re releasing approximately 3,000 bottles this year, and will be keeping it a brewery-only release for now.
Of course, since it’s Black Friday, we’ll also be running deep discounts on various merchandise items, so come ready to shop if you’ve been eyeing some Hangar 24 merchandise but haven’t taken the plunge quite yet.
November 11, 2014
We will be releasing this year’s batch of our Warmer a little early this year, on Saturday, November 22nd! Warmer is the final release in each year’s Local Fields series, a lightly hopped, tantalizing ale with festive notes of maple, spruce and spice. Each November we hike into the San Bernardino forests to harvest the fresh spruce tips that give Warmer the festive spice that won it a gold medal at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival.
Tasting Room favorites The McKintree Boys will be performing live from 7-10pm to help us celebrate, so come on by in the evening if you’re looking to celebrate to some good music! We’ll be open from 11am until midnight, and whenever you stop by and you’ll be able to enjoy Warmer in a limited run of special gold-leaf Warmer mugs, in regular pints, growler fills, and in 22oz bottles to go. After the local release, look for Warmer making its way to your favorite local bars, restaurants and retailers in both 22oz bombers and draught throughout the next two months!
Cold weather isn’t bad beer weather, it’s just weather that calls for the right beer!
November 04, 2014
International Stout Day falls on Thursday this year, which is no fun, so we’re going to push our celebration until Saturday, November 8th so that more of you can join us in celebrating the darker beers that help keep us warm as the seasons change!
We’ll be opening at 11am on Saturday and tapping kegs of our Small Stout, Russian Imperial Stout, Pugachev’s Cobra 2013 and Pugachev’s Cobra 2012. You’ll be able to buy tasters, half pints, or line them all up as part of a Stout Day flight.
For those of you who want to stock up for the winter, we’ll also be pulling bottles of every Pugachev’s Cobra vintage from the archives and opening them up for sale:
60 bottles each of:
o Pugachev’s Cobra 2013 ($25, 750mL)
o Pugachev’s Cobra 2012 ($30, 750mL)
o Pugachev’s Cobra 2011 ($40, 750mL)
• First 50 guests to purchase archive bottles will receive a raffle ticket for 1 of 10 opportunities to purchase a bottle of 2013 Pugachev Royale ($25, 330mL)
That’s right, anyone who buys a bottle from the archive will be entered for a chance to purchase one of the very, very few 2013 Royale bottles we have left.
Hope to see you all up at the Brewery this weekend! Bring a coat, bring a scarf, then take them off as the bourbon barrel-aged stout goodness warms you to the core.