Best new Brewery in the World goes too.........
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.! Like I said, it was a great week for Arizona beer, and most specifically, my friends at Arizona Wilderness, Jon, Brett and Patrick were voted the best new brewery on the planet by Ratebeer.com. Beating out all new breweries from around the world. Us here in Arizona couldn't be more happy, or more proud of these guys! They even made the local news, check I out below, and PLEASE, if you haven't been there yet, by all means, do yourself a favor, and go, you really have NO excuse now.....
http://www.myfoxphoenix.com" title="FOX 10 News - Phoenix, AZ | KSAZ-TV">FOX 10 News - Phoenix, AZ | KSAZ-TV
(Jon Hook even compares Jon to Steve Jobs???? Not bad company)
Amazing new map of Craft Beer in America.
The good folks at Frist We Feast did an amazing craft beer map of the United States, listing every brewery on a map. Sadly, this map is almost out of date as soon as it was published, since new brewerys are opening up every day, but still, it has almost all of the breweries, and where, it is awesome, check it out here.......
New Castle 'not' Super Bowl Ad
Anna Kendrick (Maine native by the way!) has a pretty funny "sort of" Super Bowl ad online for New Castle. I am sure you have already seen Budweiser's latest attempt at emotional exploitation with their new dog and horse, best buds commercial "Puppy Love", so I am not even going to post a link to it....(ok, I lied, so its a great ad, if you haven't seen it, check it out here....). Well, a Super Bowl ad came out (how is it a Super Bowl ad if it comes out a week before the Super Bowl?) for New Castle, that is, well, I think its really funny, check it out. (yeah, I think she is "beer girl" hot...)
Update...It's been grounded!
File this under the "it was fun while it lasted" Dept. Earlier this week, I posted a video of a brewery delivering beer via aerial drone, and, well, frankly, we here at The Beer Czar thought it was awesome (if you haven't seen it, check it out here.....). Well, it took the government all of a few days to crash (pun intended) all the fun. Seems this delivery method is not legal yet (yet!) and sent the brewery a 74 page letter explaining why (I am sure that is exciting reading...). Check out the full write up here....
So, there you have it. All this weeks happening wrapped up in one nice little package. Also, if you haven't seen it yet, check out our latest edition of "Friends and Fans Photos, Winter Beer Edition". Its a lot of fun!
Enjoy your weekend folks, be smart, and safe.
Until next time
Bottoms up my friends
The Beer Czar