Helm’s Brewing Co. celebrated their first anniversary last Saturday, November 16th . One of San Diego’s younger breweries, Helm’s has hit the ground running, just released their first bottled products and threw a great party to celebrate it all.
I first told you about Helm’s when they opened last year. Since that time they have dialed in their recipes, built an impressive list of clients and gained a following any micro brewery would be proud of.
Tickets to this event were $30 which included unlimited tasters of the 17 beers they had on hand to celebrate with and a custom anniversary taster mug. A music stage behind the brewery welcomed you into the festival area of beer, food and vending booths. There were a few food items included with your ticket and a few available for purchase. The pork sliders from Eastbound Bar and Grill were terrific (included with ticket). Helm’s did a great job at managing the event. With beers spread out to 3 booths outside to support the main bar inside they were able to keep lines really short and the atmosphere fun and lively. The bands they had play were all a step above the usual beer festival entertainment. Continue reading
Vista, Calif. – November 15, 2013 – Mother Earth Brew Co. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Stone Distributing to carry and distribute Mother Earth’s beers throughout the Stone Distributing Territory. The recent addition of equipment and staff has increased Mother Earth’s production by well over 200% providing for increased distribution in both bottles and draft.
The full portfolio of Mother Earth’s offerings will be available through Stone, centered on its year-round core line-up up of West Coast-style ales including: Cali Creamin’ Vanilla Cream Ale, Kismet IPA, Pin-Up Pale Ale, Hop Diggity Double IPA & the latest addition, Sintax Imperial Stout. Mother Earth will maintain self-distribution and sales of retail bottles in the greater San Diego area; however, all draft will be handled by Stone. In addition, Stone will represent Mother Earth for both bottles and draft in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Continue reading
Helm’s Brewing Company Officially Releases Bottles November 13th.
Helm’s Brewing Company, which opened on November 17th, 2012, has officially launched 22 ounce bottles in San Diego, CA. Helm’s will initially be offering three of their core beer selections in 22 ounce bottles with “Captain’s Pale Ale”, “Wicked as Sin IPA” and “Hop the RIPA”.
This is the latest move in the growing expansion and popularity of Helm’s Brewing Company in San Diego. “Bottles will help us make that next leap for our customers and fans to get their hands on Helm’s products,” said Matt Johnson, General Manager at Helm’s Brewing Company. “We have always prided our selves on being very customer centric and this is something our customers have been asking about for a long time.”
Wow, has it really been a month since I posted last? It’s also been 6 months since the last MMES, I’ve been slacking. I’m trying to learn not to double space after a period anymore but it’s so ingrained into my typing I finding it difficult. Let’s jump right into some seriously gritty Northwest shredding from our friends over at Low Card.
Ever wondered what it looked like to ride and insane dirt track? Morgan Wade shows us his perspective riding in the Redbool Dreamline contest.
You guys know I’ve been talking about Dolan Stearns for years, he’s one of my favorite local shredders. In this quick hitting edit he’s destroying PQ skatepark with teammate Dylan Messer for your entertainment. I’ve spent a lot of time at this park and haven’t seen anyone backside flip or treflip that banked gap, props to Dolan. Shout out to Willy Santos for the cameo at the end. Random thought, I never noticed how close these two ripper’s names were to each other until typing them this morning.
The heaviest BMX crew in San Diego is about to rock the world with MARKIT ZERO, set to premiere at the legendary Texas Toast Jam. I’m in awe watching this 7+ minute edit of unused footage. I’ve watched it 3 times in a row and my jaw is still on the floor. Amazing riding, serious spots and tremendous work by Christian Rigal on both sides of the camera. This video is going to be epic. I’m shocked these clips aren’t going into the main event and can’t wait to see what tops this!
Jacob, a local, San Diego, skateboarder just released this awesome edit for Lowcard. Full of ditches, gaps and drops, he shows us a big bag of tricks and creative use of his surroundings. Most of us couldn’t even get threw some of those spots but Jacob is burning them down. My favorite clips you ask? Kick flipping the water gap at the bridge, hard flip over the business entrance and the over rail ollie to harsh bank. Watch out for some serious hops as well, I have no idea how he got up to those nose grinds. Big shout out to Lowcard for supporting a cool, positive, local shredder and double high fives to Jacob for ripping it up out there!
Brew Dogs, a great sounding show about craft beer, debuts on the new Esquire Network tomorrow and I can’t wait! Featuring James Watt and Martin Dickie, owners of the UK’s fastest-growing brewery, BrewDog, you get a front row seat to their crazy adventures touring the amazing craft beer world in the USA. Each week they’ll travel to a new city to sample the local craft beer and team up with a local brewery to brew their own beer.
The Esquire Network itself debuts on September 23rd, with the first airing of Brew Dogs the following day! If you’re in San Diego and have Cox it will be on channel 358 (No hi-def on Cox? You should tell them to change that!), on AT&T it will be channel 1380, channel 488 on Time Warner, 235 on DirecTV, and 115 on Dish Network. Continue reading