’s™ 20th Anniversary “Beer Naming Contest” Gives Fans a Chance to Label 3 New Exclusive Beers and Win 6-Month Rare Beer Club Membership

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As part of their 20th Anniversary celebration,™ will be working with three of the hottest craft breweries in the United States to release 3 new and exclusive beers. Each of the new beers will be named exclusively by the public, as anyone can submit names for the beers on the official contest page, and will only be available through The Rare Beer Club™ and The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™ when released.

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Three finalists for each beer will be announced on Tuesday April 8th at which time contest entrants, club members and the general public will be allowed to vote for their favorite choices.

Entering the Contest

Although the new brews will only be available to members of the beer clubs above, both members and non-members are invited to enter the contest, and submit names for each of the three new beers. Each contestant is allowed up to three submissions per beer, and whoever’s name is chosen to represent a new beer will win a free six-month membership to the club that beer will be featured in. The contest begins on March 31st and will have an entry deadline of April 7th, 2014.

Beer #1 from Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City’s beer will be a big (9%+ abv) American IPA inspired by their Humidor Series; Jai Alai IPA. It will be aged lightly on Spanish cedar and small amounts of
spruce. It will also use an infusion method to reduce the oxidation caused by barrel aging, which can diminish the quality of hoppy beers. The brew will contain no less than 8 different hop varieties. Pacific Jade will complement the Spanish cedar as both have a white grapefruit expression. And Chinook will accent the spruce as both have a piney character. This beer will be featured in The Rare Beer Club’s™ July 2014 shipment.

Beer #2 from The Bruery

The Bruery’s beer will be a huge, barrel-aged, blended beer, weighing in north of 15% abv. It will be comprised of three of The Bruery’s prized beers: Bois, a bourbon-barrel aged old ale, Black Tuesday, a massive bourbon-barrel aged imperial stout, and Smokin’ Wood, an imperial smoked porter, brewed with beachwood and cherrywood smoked malt and aged in rye whiskey barrels. Additionally, Cacao nibs from Mindo Chocolates will be added to one of the three beers’ barrels as its aged. This beer will be offered as a special offer in Q3 to all active members of each of the four beer clubs, including The Rare Beer Club™.

Beer #3 from Shmaltz Brewing Co.

Shmaltz Brewing Co, who recently built their own brewery after 17 years as a contract brewery, will be developing a new IPA that combines amarillo, crystal, cascade and other classics of the Pacific, Northwest genre. The brew has an intended juicy citrus, passionfruit and peachy-hop profile. Shmaltz, which means “chicken fat” in Yiddish, proves the brewery has an irreverent yet nostalgic sense of humor. So contest participants are encouraged to have a lot of fun with this beer’s name. Shmaltz’s beer will be featured in The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club’s July 2014 shipment.

Additional Contest Information

The contest officially begins on March 31st, 2014 and will end on Monday, April 7th at 2 PM PST. Three finalists for each beer will be announced on Tuesday April 8th at which time contest entrants, club members and the general public will be allowed to vote for their favorite choices. Contest winners will be announced on Monday April 14th.

To receive these special beers, join the Rare Beer Club™ or the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™ online or call 800-625-8238. Be sure to start your membership by July 15th or earlier.

About The Rare Beer Club™ and The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™:

The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™ offers four different options for consumers. From the very inception of our original domestic beer of the month club in 1994, we've focused on consistently providing three primary product characteristics: Quality, Variety & Freshness. And in that spirit, we now offer you four outstanding beer club options, each dedicated to those same principles. Our owner's favorite club, The Rare Beer Club™, features the finest the world of beer has to offer in limited-release, celebratory, artisanal beers from some of Michael Jackson's favorite breweries. Two different selections are presented each month in 750 ml bottles, often cork finished, and some individually tissue wrapped. Members experience bold U.S. and imported interpretations of Farmhouse Ales, Russian Imperial Stouts, Barley Wines, Belgian Abbey Ales, varied Imperial, Extreme, Strong Ale and Grand Cru offerings, oak-aged ales imparting bourbon and vanilla notes, and much more. Many selections are pushing the envelope of creativity, are not yet distributed in the U.S., and brewed such that they can be cellared and aged.

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