The Brewer Blog

Beer is a big part of who we are at BJ’s, and each month our talented team of brewers will share their thoughts and insights into the wonderful world of beer in What’s Brewing at BJ’s. 

Field Day IPA™ Hop Harvest this Friday 08/22!

It’s that time again, Field Day IPA™ time! Every year, we brew this very special IPA and savor its short life until it is gone in just a matter of weeks. Those that know Field Day IPA love it and can hardly wait for it to be tapped. For those of you that don’t know, what makes Field Day IPA so special is that it is a wet-hopped beer which creates a very distinctive beer. You see, most beers are brewed with dried hops because hops spoil within hours of picking, so in an effort to maintain the pleasant aroma and flavor the hops are dried immediately. With a wet-hopped beer like Field Day IPA, the hops are picked and thrown into the fermenters within hours of being picked. This technique allows for an unusually and brilliantly fresh tasting IPA, and this is why Field Day IPA has been such a hit with our guests in the past.

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BJ's® Studio Session IPA

We at BJ’s are thrilled to announce the release of our first Session IPA: BJ’s® Studio Session IPA. Now, before we go any further, we are sure that some of you are wondering: what is a Session IPA? Well, in short, it is a beer that is generally lower than 5% ABV; but with a bold, hoppy, flavorful taste profile that make IPA’s so desirable. A Session IPA is an IPA with all the hop flavor and bitterness of an IPA, like BJ’s HopStorm® IPA, but less alcohol so you can enjoy more of it over a period of time with all the hop flavors you love. Also, it is a beer that is purposely out of balance; a light body beer with overemphasized hops.

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2014 North American Beer Awards

The North American Beer Awards (NABA) were held this past Saturday June 6th, 2014. This was the 18th year for the awards, hosted by the North American Brewers Association. Judging took place last week in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The panel of judges consisted of brewers, certified judges, and other qualified professionals who applied for the chance to judge the over 1000 beer entries from over 100 breweries.

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Piranha® Pale Ale - American Craft Beer Week

 

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Jeremiah Red® - American Craft Beer Week

 

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BJ's PM Porter® - American Craft Beer Week

 

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Nutty Brewnette® - American Craft Beer Week

 

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HopStorm® IPA - American Craft Beer Week

 

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BJ's Brewhouse Blonde® - American Craft Beer Week

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BJ's British Beer Tasting and Dinner

                                                              

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