Well, after several years of asking our bottle supplier to give us the option to switch to pry-off bottles instead of the twist-off ones we are currently using, he has come through. So I’m putting it out there to all of you – what’s your preference?
Yazoo has a poll on their Blog. Feel free to voice you opinion and let them know which you would prefer, twist-off or pry-off caps.
We recently began packaging Sue in 750 ml (25.4 oz) bottles, starting with the batch that is hitting the shelves this week.
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After seeing the great reception we got from our Fortuitous in the 750′s, I decided to purchase the changeover parts so that our new bottling line could be set up for bigger bottles. With the bigger bottles, which will be sold individually, we won’t have to come up with a new 4-pack carton every time we want to bring out a new limited release.
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Sue will be a regular in the big bottles, and we plan on releasing some of this year’s Bells Bend Preservation Ale, a fresh hop ale brewed with hops grown right down the road at Sulphur Creek Farm in Bells Bend, in the 750′s later on this fall.
See source for full details and reason for this shift.
The Yazoo crew joined some folks from Sulphur Creek Farm in Bells Bend to pick hops for our annual Fresh Hop ale.
The hops we picked were of the Cascade variety, and were planted about three years ago.
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The hops picked Saturday went into a brewing tank on Sunday morning, and are happily steeping all of their resiny, oily goodness into a batch of beer.
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We plan on bottling some of this Fresh Hop ale in the big 750 ml bottles.
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Look who just got an upgrade! Old 12 oz SUE bottle next to the new 750 ml SUE.
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Yazoo SUE in the new big bottles will start making an appearance in Middle TN, Chattanooga, Jackson MS. , Hattiesburg and the MS Gulf Coast this week. Enjoy!
Keg & Barrel received Fort Collins Red Banshee and Wheat Wine today. They also have Yazoo Sue back on tap.
In addition to these beers, Keg & Barrel tapped a limited Dry Hopped IPA from Southern Prohibition Brewing Company to celebrate National IPA Day.
Hop Project #66 is out, starting with a mystery blank date (date stamper broke) and today marked “NO66.20.JUL.12″.
Ahh… Zythos in the house! We used a blend of Cascade, Magnum, CTZ, and a proprietary blend from Hopunion called Zythos. The aroma on this one is great – lots of pine, citrus, orange, and grapefruit. It’s not as bitter as some others we’ve done – the hops take their time in settling in.
This should soon be available wherever Hop Project is sold. Next up – the New Zealand hops are finally available!
via Yazoo’s Blog
This should be hitting Mississippi stores soon if is not already here.
We have pushed back on a launch in north Mississippi. Right now, despite adding 400 bbls of capacity (2-80 bbl and 2-120 bbl fermenters) in the first part of this year, we are running at capacity again and having a hard time keeping our existing distributors stocked. We have plans to install more fermenters but with all the new breweries popping up, the lead time on new tanks is six months or longer. So we are taking it slow to make sure we don’t overextend our ability to make the beer.
Yazoo Cask Tapping @ The Bulldog – Jackson
Saturday, July 21, 2012 – 7:00pm
Help us celebrate the recent law change and kick off Mississippi Craft Beer Week in Jackson by tapping a special firkin of Yazoo Brewing beer in the Party Room at the Bulldog.
Cost for a pint of the unique beer will be $10 and you get to keep the glass. Proceeds go toward continuing Raise Your Pints legislative efforts. Refills will be $5.
The Bulldog will also have several new high-gravity beers on tap at the bar.
We’ll also be giving away a pair of tickets to the Top of the Hops Beerfest in Jackson on July 28
Neil McCormick from Yazoo Brewing will be pouring samples and talking beer with patrons at the Crescent City Grill in Hattiesburg tomorrow, July 11 from 6 PM to 7 PM.
I will be pouring free samples between 6-7 tomorrow evening at Crecent City Grill . I wanted to take a little bit to get some folks acquainted with Yazoo Beer.
Neil Mccormick with Yazoo will be pouring Hop Project, Hefe, Pale Ale and Dos Perros with free Samples.