Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Adds Sacramento and Napa to Northern California Roster

REDLANDS, CALIF. – (Jan. 23, 2013) –Alongside the San Francisco Bay area distribution expansion, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, one of the top 100 brewers in the U.S., is making its craft beer available in Sacramento and Napa county areas starting the first week of February.  The initial release will include Orange WheatAlt-Bier AleChocolate Porter and Double IPA along with its Seasonal offerings and Local Fields Series.

In its latest Local Fields Series release, Vinaceous, Hangar 24 includes inspiration from California’s famed wineries and vineyards by brewing the English old ale with freshly crushed Mourvedre (red) wine grapes, which also boasts flavors of rich malt, brown sugar, dark berries and a touch of oak.

“As a California based craft brewery, Northern California is extremely important as we expand our distribution,” said Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s Founder and Master Brewer Ben Cook. “We are happy to be part of this area and we look forward to introducing Northern California’s rich palate to Hangar 24’s unique flavor offerings.”

The expansion into Northern California comes at the same time the craft brewer is adding availability to the San Francisco Bay Area, its largest distribution expansion to date. Hangar 24 also recently completed a physical expansion at its brewery that increased its annual production capacity and added a canning line, making it the first Southern California craft brewery to both can and bottle its beer.

Hangar 24 will be available throughout Sacramento, Napa, Solano, Sutter and parts of Yolo and Yuba counties. The craft brewer has plans to expand outside of California in the next few months.

For a full list of on and off-premise locations carrying Hangar 24 craft beer, please visit www.Hangar24Brewery.com/findbeer.htm. For a full list of California distributors please visit: http://hangar24brewery.com/cal_map.htm. For a complete list of Hangar 24’s craft beer styles and categories, please visit: www.Hangar24Brewery.com/currentofferings.htm or find Hangar 24 on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

About Hangar 24

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery began with a true passion for good beer, the absolute love of flying and the pure enjoyment of being around great friends. Owner and master Brewer Ben Cook and his buddies used to meet at Hangar 24 after an afternoon of flying to trade stories, talk aviation, play music and share a few cold ones that Ben just finished brewing at home. These days, the location where these fine beers are brewed has changed, but the quality time spent enjoying a delicious, handcrafted beer and conversation is the same as ever. Hangar 24 Craft Brewery employs more than 50 team members and its distribution is now spanned throughout Southern California with its addition of another company, Hangar 24 Craft Distribution. Its annual capacity now stands at approximately 40,000 and its Brewery and Distribution Center together employ nearly 100 people.

Hangar 24 to Touch Down in the Bay Area

The Top 100 Craft Brewery Kicks Off 2013 With One Of The Largest Distribution Expansions Starting In The San Francisco Bay Area

REDLANDS, CALIF. – (Jan. 3, 2013) – Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, one of the top 100 brewers in the U.S., is proud to announce it will launch its craft beer in the San Francisco Bay area starting Jan. 15, 2013.  The initial release will include Orange WheatAlt-Bier AleChocolate Porter and Double IPA along with its Seasonal offerings and Local Fields Series.

The Bay Area marks the Southern California craft brewery’s largest single distribution expansion with plans to roll out in additional markets throughout 2013. Alongside the distribution expansion, the craft brewery is making a larger splash by sponsoring the 2013 SF Beer Week.

“We pride ourselves in creating a craft beer that uses ingredients grown close to the brewery,” said Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s Founder and Master Brewer Ben Cook. “The Bay Area is our single largest expansion to date and we look forward to serving this culinary rich market and social drinking scene.”

From Feb. 8-17, 2013, the Southern California craft brewery will also be participating in and sponsoring SF Beer Week, one of the biggest craft beer celebrations in San Francisco. The event draws beer lovers from around the country and Hangar 24 plans to participate in several events throughout the Bay Area including the opening gala and closing ceremony.

“We are thrilled to be a contributing member to SF Beer Week and beyond the amazing exposure we can’t wait to ‘cheers’ the Bay Area,” said Cook.

Hangar 24 will be available throughout the Bay Area, including Alameda, Contra Costa. San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin counties.

For a full list of on and off-premise locations carrying Hangar 24 craft beer, please visit www.Hangar24Brewery.com/findbeer.htm. For a full list of California distributors please visit: http://hangar24brewery.com/cal_map.htm. For a complete list of Hangar 24’s craft beer styles and categories, please visit: www.Hangar24Brewery.com/currentofferings.htm or find Hangar 24 on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

About Hangar 24

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery began with a true passion for good beer, the absolute love of flying and the pure enjoyment of being around great friends. Owner and master Brewer Ben Cook and his buddies used to meet at Hangar 24 after an afternoon of flying to trade stories, talk aviation, play music and share a few cold ones that Ben just finished brewing at home. These days, the location where these fine beers are brewed has changed, but the quality time spent enjoying a delicious, handcrafted beer and conversation is the same as ever. Hangar 24 Craft Brewery employs more than 50 team members and its distribution is now spanned throughout Southern California with its addition of another company, Hangar 24 Craft Distribution. Its annual capacity now stands at approximately 40,000 and its Brewery and Distribution Center together employ nearly 100 people.

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Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Releasing Pugachev’s Cobra at Special Barrel Aged Beer Tasting Event

Top 100 Craft Brewery Releasing its Third Barrel Roll Series Craft Beer on Dec. 5

REDLANDS, CALIF. – Nov. 5, 2012 – Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, one of the top 100 craft brewers in the country, is celebrating the return of winter by releasing its bourbon barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout, Pugachev’s Cobra on Saturday, Dec. 8. Hangar 24 will also be marking the occasion by hosting an inaugural Barrel Aged Beer Tasting Event that day with twelve different beers to choose from for sampling.

Pugachev’s Cobra, which won gold at the 2012 California State Fair, is an intense assault on your senses. This Russian Imperial Stout, with a thick caramel head, is bursting with aromas of chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, licorice and dark fruits. Flavors of chocolate-covered plum, sweet malt, bourbon and roasted coffee explode on the pallet with every sip. Pugachev’s Cobra features three different-dark roasted malts and rich maple syrup in a truly unique brewing process to create complexity and depth. Once fermented, it’s then aged for eight months in freshly emptied bourbon barrels. While Pugachev’s Cobra can be enjoyed the day it is purchased, Hangar 24 recommends cellaring the bottle for up to three years to receive the full flavor effect.

Pugachev’s Cobra gets its name from an aerial maneuver where a pilot suddenly raises the aircraft nose to near vertical before dropping back to attack mode. Pugachev’s Cobra was first released on Dec. 10, 2011 with 3,495 bottles; due to the extremely popular demand for the craft beer, Hangar 24 has increased its production for 2012 to an estimated 6,000 bottles.

Attendees of the inaugural Barrel Aged Beer Tasting Event will be able to sample six, 4oz pours of any of the following Hangar 24 Barrel Aged craft beer:

On Draught:

o   2012 Pugachev’s Cobra

o   2011 Pugachev’s Cobra

o   2012 Hammerhead

o   2011 Pugachev’s Cobra aged in Rye Barrels

o   2011 Immelmann aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels

o   4th Anniversary Dopplesticke Alt aged in Rye Barrels

In Bottles:

o   2012 Pugachev’s Cobra

o   2011 Pugachev’s Cobra

o   2012 Chandelle

o   2012 Hammerhead

o   2011 Humpty Bump

o   2010 Immelmann

 

Pugachev’s Cobra will be available for sale in 750mL bottles ($20 each, limit 6) and draught in Hangar 24’s Tasting Room in Redlands, California. Limited Southern California distribution to on- and off-premise locations will begin on Monday, Dec. 10.

Tickets are available on Dec. 8 for $25 in the Tasting Room. The first 250 participants will receive a complimentary, Hangar 24 Barrel Aged Beer taster glass. Hangar 24’s Tasting Room will be fully open on Dec. 8 and will be serving all of its craft beer styles.

For more information on Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, please visit www.Hangar24Brewery.com.

About Hangar 24

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery began with a true passion for good beer, the absolute love of flying and the pure enjoyment of being around great friends. Owner and master Brewer Ben Cook and his buddies used to meet at Hangar 24 after an afternoon of flying to trade stories, talk aviation, play music and share a few cold ones that Ben just finished brewing at home. These days, the location where these fine beers are brewed has changed, but the quality time spent enjoying a delicious, handcrafted beer and conversation is the same as ever. Hangar 24 Craft Brewery employs more than 50 team members and its distribution is now spanned throughout Southern California with its addition of another company, Hangar 24 Craft Distribution. Its annual capacity now stands at approximately 40,000 and its Brewery and Distribution Center together employ nearly 100 people.

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Lands in California’s Central Coast

I received a press release today and thought I’d just re-post it here:

REDLANDS, CALIF. – Nov. 1, 2012 – Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, one of the top 100 craft brewers in the country, has expanded its California footprint to now include Northern Los Angeles and Ventura Counties and its famed Central Coast. Previously only available in Southern California, the nearly five year old craft brewery offers 30 different styles of beer across seven categories.

“Hangar 24 continues to grow and we are excited to see people resonate with the brand,” said Founder and Master Brewer Ben Cook. “I am incredibly proud of the hard work that our team has contributed over the past five years, including our brewery staff, sales team and distributors.  We’ve all worked together to get us where we are today.”

Hangar 24 is now available in Ventura, San Luis Obispo, San Benito and Santa Clara counties, in addition to already being featured in Los Angeles, Orange, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Riverside, San Bernardino (home of the brewery) and San Diego counties.

Hangar 24’s current craft beer offerings are categorized by style in groups including, but not limited to:

  • Year Round Offerings – Hangar 24’s seven core beers, offered throughout the year
  • Seasonal Offerings – The perfect beer for each of the four seasons
  • Local Field Series –  Each release features an ingredient grown in Southern California, including citrus, dates, red wine grapes, pumpkins and more
  • Barrel Roll Series –  Barrel aged beers available in very limited quantities

Some of Hangar 24’s craft beers that are currently available include, but are not limited to:

  • Orange Wheat – American Wheat Beer brewed with whole, pureed, 100 percent locally grown oranges added throughout the process
  • Amarillo Pale Ale – American Pale Ale dry hopped with Amarillo hops with an assertive hop flavor and aroma with a hint of caramel in the background
  • Alt-Bier Ale – Northern German Ale with a caramel dominated flavor, bready/toasty finish, followed by a roasty flavor to dry it all out
  • Hullabaloo (Seasonal, November-February) – A Scottish Ale brewed with American and English hops

For a full list of on and off-premise locations carrying Hangar 24 craft beer, please visit http://www.Hangar24Brewery.com/findbeer.htm. For a complete list of Hangar 24’s craft beer styles and categories, please visit: http://www.Hangar24Brewery.com/currentofferings.htm.

For distribution inquiries in Northern Los Angeles and Ventura Counties please contact Allied Distributing at (818) 362-9333. For distribution inquiries in California’s Central Coast, please contact Central Coast Distributing at (805) 922-2108.

About Hangar 24

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery began with a true passion for good beer, the absolute love of flying and the pure enjoyment of being around great friends. Owner and master Brewer Ben Cook and his buddies used to meet at Hangar 24 after an afternoon of flying to trade stories, talk aviation, play music and share a few cold ones that Ben just finished brewing at home. These days, the location where these fine beers are brewed has changed, but the quality time spent enjoying a delicious, handcrafted beer and conversation is the same as ever. Hangar 24 Craft Brewery employs more than 50 team members and its distribution is now spanned throughout Southern California with its addition of another company, Hangar 24 Craft Distribution. Its annual capacity now stands at approximately 40,000 and its Brewery and Distribution Center together employ nearly 100 people.