Barrel aged Campfire Stout is here! Aged for 9 months in Heaven Hill, Wild Turkey and Four Roses bourbon barrels, it was blended just a couple weeks ago. Now it’s bottled, kegged and ready to be enjoyed. There will be a very limited supply of this beer so we are having a series of release parties to give as many people as possible a chance to get their hands on it.
The Great American Beer Festival is nigh upon us and we couldn’t be more excited! 3 days, 800 breweries and 3,800 beers plus of course the competition. For all of us beer crazies, it doesn’t get much better. We’ll be in booth O26 and since you’ll surely have to prioritize where you spend your GABF time, here are a couple reasons to stop by.
Mile High Club
Something new this year is our very own GABF Mile High Club. We’ll have a limited supply of these merit badges so make sure to get to the booth early and join the club..
At the 2016 West Coast Invitational Commercial Craft Beer Competition, Aphotic, our Imperial Porter took 3rd in the Mild, Porters and Stouts category. Cucumber Kolsch, a new summer release, took 2nd in the Specialty Beers category. And Stella Blue, a new offering in our CAlambic series, took 1st in the Wheat/Saison/Belgian/Sour category as well as 2nd in the overall Best of Show group!
The Commercial Craft Beer Competition is part of the larger West Coast Invitational beer festival. Limited to West Coast breweries, it is one of the last remaining fully sanctioned craft brewer competitions. This year, there were over 160 beers entered and judged for 10 distinct categories and the Best of Show award. Hosted at Sactown Union Brewery, the judging was done with a triple blind tasting process meaning the judges had no idea what brand of beer was being tasted in each category.
And at the 2016 Best of California Commercial Craft Brew Competition, which is part of the California State Fair, Campfire Stout took 1st in the Specialty Beers category and Stella Blue also took 1st in the Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer category!
In this competition, California craft brews are professionally judged in order to recognize the best commercially brewed beers in California.
All in all, a tremendous start to the summer and the whole crew at High Water is honored to be rewarded for producing beers that push the traditional style boundaries and focus on the unique flavors we love to create. Cheers!
We’re stoked to tell everyone about the cool new projects we’re creating in our partnership with Craft Nation. Amongst other things, you can earn rewards for High Water merch just for doing what you already do – drinking High Water beer! You can also stay up to date with our schedule of events and come hang with us next time we’re in your neck of the woods. And don’t forget to check out our animated Campfire Stout label artwork – Jerry the Bear has something to say at the end.
The quickest way to become a High Water brand ambassador and start earning rewards is to download the Craft Nation app at your respective app store using the links below. You can also check out the Craft Nation page on our site for more details here.
Once you’ve got the app downloaded, open it up and start exploring! Here are some easy ways to get started.
- Click Scan & Discover from the Craft Nation app homepage
- Select Label from the bottom row of options
- Aim your phone screen at a Campfire Stout label (like the one over there on the right)
- Turn up the sound and enjoy!
- Click Loyalty Programs from the Craft Nation app homepage
- Scroll down to High Water and click on our logo
- Scroll down on the new page and start fulfilling our missions to earn points
- Click Redeem at the bottom of the screen to find out what your points can be redeemed for!
- Click Events from the Craft Nation app homepage
- Scroll down to see where we’ll be next
- And click the Share button to earn more points for spreading the word on your social media pages!
So, let us know what you think. We’re excited to get to know our current brand ambassadors better, reward them for their loyalty and bring new High Water fans into the fold! Cheers!