Saturday, January 24th, is National Beer Can Appreciation Day and we'll be celebrating right here in Fairport - the birthplace of the beer can. When you buy a canned beer on Saturday you'll receive a FREE Donnelly's Commemorative Beer Can Koozie.
Canned beer made it’s commercial debut on January 24th, 1935 when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company first distributed Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale in cans manufactured by the American Can Company located in Fairport, New York. The American Can Company, after years of research, was the first to perfect a pressurized can lined with a special coating that prevented the beer from chemically reacting with the tin.
Today’s aluminum cans are seeing a resurgence as a preferred method of distributing beer by many craft brewers. Leading the way was Oskar Blues in November of 2002 when the brewery began hand canning it’s famed Dales Pale Ale on a tabletop machine, one can at a time. The move made Oskar Blues the first US craft brewer to brew and can its own beer.
“We thought the idea of our big, luscious pale ale in a can was hilarious,” recalls founder Dale Katechis. “And it made our beer immensely portable for outdoor enjoyment fun.” Katechis and his crew then discovered other benefits of aluminum cans. “Cans keep beer incredibly fresh by fully protecting it from light and oxygen.”
Benefits of Today’s Cans*
• Today’s aluminum can and its lid are lined with a water-based coating. Beer and metal never touch and there is no exchange of flavor.
• Aluminum can keeps beer fresher for longer by fully eliminating the damages of light and ingressed oxygen.
• Lightweight cans enable brewers to reduce its fuel costs and carbon footprint for shipped beer by 35%.
• Cans are the most easily and frequently recycled beverage package in the world.
• A recycled aluminum can generates 95% less pollution than one made from scratch and requires 96% less energy.
• One recycled can saves the energy equivalent of 6 ounces of gas or the electricity to power a guitar amplifier for two hours.
Celebrating Fairport Innovation
Join us at Donnelly’s Public House, just blocks away from the birthplace of the beer can, on January 24th when we’ll be raising a can (or two) to toast the ingenuity of Fairport’s American Can Company.
* Source: Oscar Blues Brewery
Mash Tun Journal is published by the The Mash Tun Society - a craft beer and artisan food club that presents programming throughout the year in the city of Chicago.
Issue 5 focuses on the locals, the favorites and the old country, as our far-flung staff – now based on both coasts and hailing from three continents – takes you deep inside the global phenomenon of craft beer.
America now has some 3000 breweries, of which 2500 are craft. In conjunction, macrobrewery consumption in the States continues to fall, and we are in the midst of what many agree is a Golden Age for hand-made, lovingly crafted suds. This hasn’t gone unnoticed in the rest of the world and we have two dispatches on how some old-line brewing giants are trying to catch up. Ludo Waldemier reports on how experimentation has come to Germany, while our co-editors report how England has been bitten by the craft brewing bug.
Also in this issue:
• Jake Guidry talks about the “other” brewery on the Illinois/Indiana border, proudly tiny One Trick Pony.
• Paul Durica and Elliot Crumpley form a Prohibition one-two this time out, with Durica detailing the lost history of the Chicago “beer flat,” a homebrew/speakeasy combo that took the White City by storm. And Crumpley tells the strange tale of Congress’ own personal bootlegger, known as the Man in The Green Hat.
• Pat Fahey joins our pages for a new Q&A feature on brewing chemistry, while Kate Slagoski checks in on adjuncts and coffee. Ian Wise checks in on cheese, and Sarah Morton schools you in glassware in the latest edition of Mash Tun’s exclusive comics feature.
• And a special section on Chicago’s New Wave of brewers and the best in label art from around the globe.
Read more about Mash Tun and other publications from UnderTheCounterCulture here: http://underthecounterculture.bigcartel.com/
Donnelly's is happy, once again, to be a part of Homegrown IV - A celebration of Rochester's best original craft music and craft beer - presented by Three Heads Brewing and Lovin' Cup.
From 12:00 - 3:00pm Donnelly's will be serving Mojo marinated shredded pork over a sweet pancake, topped with a salsa verde. Stop by and see us.
Homegrown is an annual event with a focus on the businesses and culture that makes Rochester (and Upstate NY) an amazing place to live. We have food, beer, wine, and liquor samplings from noon until 9pm. There is also original music from noon until close, all Rochester-made!
Tickets are going to be $30 the day of the event. Discounted pre-sales tickets are $25 until the day of the event. They currently can be purchased online here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4259084
• The Goods
• Friday In America
• The English Project (featuring Tony Gallicchio from Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on keys)
• The Moho Collective
• Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People
• Thunder Body
For more information visit the Three Heads Facebook events page:https://www.facebook.com/events/1550751695153934/
Eat Like The King:
We'll be serving up a special Elvis-inspired menu all day to celebrate The King's birthday this Thursday, January 8th.
Fried Chicken & Waffles
Boneless chicken breast, battered, breaded, and fried. Served over a roasted-apple pecan waffle and drizzled with maple BBQ sauce.
5 oz. beef patty grilled and topped with bacon, American cheese, and a fried egg served on a grilled glazed donut with a side of onion rings.
Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
Creamy peanut butter, sliced bananas, and chocolate chips. Tempura battered and fried crispy. Drizzled with a spicy honey and served with sweet potato fries.
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
Housemade bacon wrapped meatloaf served over a fried 10 cheese Mac and cheese blend and topped with a fried pickle spear and mustard BBQ sauce.
Memphis Dry-Rubbed Rib Dinner
Pit smoked Memphis-style, dry-rubbed pork rib finished on the char grille and served with sides of garlic bacon Brussels sprouts and potato wedges.
App / Dessert
Twin deep-fried, double-stuffed Oreos served over salted caramel ice cream. Garnished with chocolate sauce, caramel, and whip cream. (Why not?)
Butternuts Beer & Ale in Garrattsville, New York is our first Brewery of the Month for 2015.
First to go on tap is Pork Slap, an American Pale Ale (4.3% ABV). "Porkslap Pale Ale is brewed with 2 row North American barley and English crystal malt. The beer is flavored with crystal hop and a touch of fresh ginger to create a distinct flavor only a porkslapper can love. At 4.3% abv this beer is designed to have a good ale flavor and a crisp mild finish." - Butternuts
Shapeshifter, a Scotch Ale (8.3% ABV) from Grimm Artisanal Ales in Brooklyn, New York is on tap now.
"Turn-of-the-century Scottish brewers relied on caramelized brewing sugars to lend flavor to their strong ales; we brewed our Scotch ale with dark candi syrup from Belgium, where similarly flavorful brewing sugars can still be found to this day. Shapeshifter pours a deep mahogany color with ruby highlights and a luscious cream-colored head. Aromas of caramel and hazelnuts waft from the glass, to be followed by decadent flavors of dried figs and berries, pipe tobacco, and marzipan." - Grimm Artisanal Ales
Grimm Artisanal Ales is a Brooklyn-based nomadic brewery founded in 2013 by Joe and Lauren Grimm after nearly a decade of tinkering with fermentation. The couple develops each recipe in the kitchen of their Gowanus apartment and travels to existing breweries near and far to craft their beers. Grimm specializes in concise, elegant ales epitomizing the creative, experimental spirit of the American artisanal beer revolution. Each one is a single-batch, limited-edition release that may never come around again.