23 December 2010

Bavarian Barbarian–Bottle Labels

Just thought you’d want a peek at the latest batch of Bavarian Barbarian 22oz labels…and stay tuned for First Snow Ale (coming soon I think).

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07 September 2010

Bavarian Barbarian Gothika & Philly Press Releases

BavarianBarbarianLogo We really enjoyed having Mike Hiller from Bavarian Barbarian on the Friday BeerBuzz a few months ago and we were honored that he chose to announce his new co-brew with Terry Hawbaker on our show.  Mike is now announcing Gothika in a press release AND announcing his moves in into the Philly market.  Exciting news Mike!

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES Two Williamsport Brewers Create Unholy Collaboration WILLIAMSPORT, PA – Two Williamsport brewers have collaborated on a brewing project that invokes hell itself. Terry Hawbaker of Bullfrog Brewery and Mike Hiller from Bavarian Barbarian have created a 9% ABV beer of demonic proportions. What started out as a simple black lager, or schwarzbier, quickly grew into a Gothic nightmare. As if swept away by shadowy inspirations, the two tragic brewers combined the darkest of Bavarian brewing traditions with an American devil-may-care attitude. First came the darkness of a Bavarian schwarzbier, but unsatisfied by the meager alcohol content Hawbaker and Hiller decided to increase its potency to that of a German dopplebock beer. Still not quite content with a mere strong black lager, the two soon agreed that the beer should have a smoky character and conspired to add smoked malts to the hefty brew. The mark of the beast was indelibly scribed upon the liquid shadow when the final gravity was recorded at 6.66ยบ Plato. Obviously overtaken by the dark spirit that unquenchably thirsts for more, Brewer Hawbaker got his wringing hands upon a shipment of bourbon barrels from Kentucky’s Buffalo Trace Distillery and the two evil-doers have lagered the already sinful concoction within those same recently emptied oak barrels. The name of this libation of doom is Gothika, and it will be released, upon the Master’s bidding, sometime in mid-October. It will be available on draft only, poured from spiked tap handles so as to inflict harm and bloodshed upon anyone who dares to pull a pint of Lucifer’s own. The owners of Bullfrog Brewery and Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company have taken out additional insurance policies to permanently institutionalize anyone who goes criminally mad from drinking Gothika. A strict warning has been issued jointly by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and The Surgeon General of the United States warning that drinking Gothika may lead to permanent, homicidal insanity. As if the apparently evil beer is not enough, there are rumors that the demonic duo are conspiring to hold a Satanic Black Mass to celebrate the release of the monster Gothika upon the peaceful and unsuspecting masses of Pennsylvania.
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BARBARIAN INVASION OF PHILADELPHIA UNDERWAY Williamsport Brewery Begins Distribution in the Big City WILLIAMSPORT, PA – Building on successful distribution in the counties surrounding Philadelphia, Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company recently began distribution in the city itself. Contracting with Philadelphia’s own wholesale powerhouse, Bella Vista Beer Distributors, the Barbarian’s 2x4 India Pale Ale and Hammerin’ Ale have already hit the city market and will soon be followed by Headbangerz Brown Ale and Steel Drivin’ Stout. After tremendous success working with Gretz Beer Company in Bucks, Berks, Montgomery and Delaware Counties, the Bavarian Barbarian’s founder and brewer, Mike Hiller, decided that the next logical step was to invade the Philadelphia market. After several weeks of researching wholesalers and the craft beer market in Philadelphia, Mike found that Bella Vista would make the best wholesale partner for the Barbarian. In fact, Bella Vista sold out of the first shipment of Barbarian beers within days of its delivery. A big part of the decision to begin pushing into the city came from the very positive response of Philadelphians at various beer festivals, including the Philly Beer Week Opening Tap event. For more information on Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company, please visit their website at www.bavarianbarbarian.com or call 570-322-5050.

03 August 2010

Bavarian Barbarian – Where can I find the Beers?

Kira was kind enough to provide the list below of where Bavarian Barbarian beers can be found. I’ll keep this list up to date, but you can also CLICK HERE to go to the Bavaraian Barbarian beer finder page.

4th Street Grille and Ale House (Genetti Hotel)
200 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
800-321-1388
http://www.genettihotel.com/facilities/legends-restaurant.php
Beers Available: 2X4 IPA, Steel Drivin' Stout, Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

Abington C.C.
300 Meetinghouse Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
215 885 0734
www.abingtonclub.com
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

Bridge Tavern, The
222 S Market St
Williamsport, PA 17702
(570) 327-8433
http://www.billtownlive.com/dining.htm
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

BJ's Steak and Rib House (Danville)
291 Mill Street
Danville, PA 17821
570-275-5110
http://www.bjsribs.com/
Beers Available: 2x4 IPA (tap)

BJ's Steak and Rib House (Selinsgrove)
17 North Market Street
Selinsgrove, PA 570-374-9841
http://www.bjsribs.com/
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

Bethayres Tavern 11
2231 N. Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
215-947-9729
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale

Beverage Barn
1953 Lycoming Creek Rd
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 326-0476?
Beers Available: cases of 22oz bottles (Hammerin' Ale, Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin' Stout and V packs)

Big Heads- Bensalem
2806 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
(215)-244-8170
http://www.bigheadspub.com/
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles of Headbangerz Brown Ale

Bald Eagle Distributors, Inc.
Bald Eagle Distributors, Inc.
Lock Haven, PA 17745
570-478-4771
Beers Available: cases of 22oz bottles (Hammerin' Ale, Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin' Stout and V packs)

Beer Barn
227 North Derr Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837
570-523-3120
Beers Available: cases of 22oz bottles (Hammerin' Ale, Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin' Stout and V packs)

Big Top
1555 Easton Road
Roslyn, PA 19001
(215) 659-5445
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles of Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin Stout (and tap)

Bobby Simone's
52 East State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 340-1414
www.ilovebobbys.com
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale

Blue Dog Pub-Lansdale
850 S. Valley Forge Rd
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 368-6620
http://www.bluedog.cc/
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale

Brewer's Outlet
231 Reagan Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
570-286-7465
Beers Available: cases of 22oz bottles (Hammerin' Ale, Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin' Stout and V packs)

Broad Axe Tavern
901 W. Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002
(215) 643-6300
http://www.broadaxetavern.com/
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

Black Horse Tavern
200 Fairfield Road
Plymouthmeeting, PA 19462
http://www.blackhorsetaverns.com/
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles of Headbangerz Brown Ale

Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road
Feasterville, PA 19053
215-396-2002
http://www.thebuckhotel.com/ordereze/default.aspx
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles of Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin Stout (and tap)

Crippled Bear Inn
2967 Lycoming Creek Rd
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 494-9979
http://www.billtownlive.com/dining.htm
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

Capones Restaurant
224 W Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
610-279-4748
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles of Headbangerz Brown Ale

Coleman Restaurant
1431 Morris Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422
(215) 616-8300
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

Community Arts Center- Capitol Lounge
220 West 4th Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570)-326-2424
http://www.caclive.com
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles Headbangers Brown Ale

Deli, The
113 Hiester St.
State College, PA 16801
814-237-5710
www.dantesinc.com/thedeli.htm
Beers Available: 2x4 IPA (tap)

Drake Tavern
304 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
(215) 884-8900
http://www.draketavern.com/
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles of Headbangerz Brown Ale (and tap)

Earl's Prime
Rt. 202 and Street Road
Lahaska, PA 18931
(215) 794-4020
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

Faxon Bowling Lanes
1225 River Ave.
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 323-0273
http://www.faxonbowling.com/
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

Franco's Lounge
12 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 327-1840
http://www.francoslounge.com/
Beers Available: 2X4 IPA (tap)

Firewaters
1110 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA 19342
(610) 459-9959
www.firewatersbar.com
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale

Fatty's Bar and Grille
812 Willow Grove Ave
Wyndmoor, PA 19038
(215)-233-5909
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

Foodtown
561 South Broad Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 412-3300
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles of Steel Drivin Stout

Gimaro Seafood & Steakhouse
Montgomeryville, PA 18936
(215) 412—7777
www.gimaro.com
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale

Giuliano's Deli
2202 Mt. Carmel Ave
Glenside, PA 19038
(215)-572-1447
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles of Steel Drivin Stout

Hull's Landing
27 Rt. 442 Hwy.
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-6524
http://www.hullslanding.com/
Beers Available: Hammerin' Ale

Hallson's Suds and Subs
530 Lycoming Mall Drive
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-2556
Beers Available: 22 oz. bottles of Headbangerz Brown Ale and Steel Drivin' Stout

Horse, The
1000 Old Bethelem PK
Sellersville, PA 18960
215-257-3220
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale

Hatfield Beverage
1616 North Broad Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 368-3337
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles of Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin Stout

Home Service Beverage Co.
419 5th Ave
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-323-3237
Beers Available: cases of 22oz bottles (Hammerin' Ale, Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin' Stout and V packs)

James Restaurant, The (The Holiday Inn)
100 Pine Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 327-8500
http://www.thejameswilliamsport.com/
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale

Joey's Place
505 Washington Blvd
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 323-4687
Beers Available: 22 oz bottles of Headbangerz Brown Ale

Johnson's Cafe
334 Broad Street
Montoursville, PA 17754
(570) 368-8351
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

Kimball's
972 2nd St
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 322-1115
http://www.myspace.com/kimballssubs
Beers Available: 2X4 IPA (tap)

La Marina
939 Westminster Drive
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 322-7128
http://www.lamarinarestaurant.com/
Beers Available: 2X4 IPA (tap)

Lewisburg Hotel
136 Market Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837
(570) 523 -7800
http://www.lewisburghotel.com/
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale and 2X4 IPA (tap)

Lodge, The
2019 E 3rd Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 329-5050
http://www.thelodgewilliamsport.com
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale and Hammerin' Ale (22 oz bottles)

Lycoming Beverage
760 Arnold St
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 322-0301
Beers Available: cases of 22oz bottles (Hammerin' Ale, Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin' Stout and V packs)

Mill Tavern, The
319 Broad Street
Montoursville, PA 17754
570-368-8734
http://www.billtownlive.com/nightlife2.htm
Beers Available: Steel Drivin' Stout

Maseto's Deli & 6 Pack
2075 Kenwood Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 323-1445
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale, 22oz. bottles

Maseto's Deli & 6 Pack
2075 Kenwood Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701-1592
(570) 323-1445
Beers Available: Brown Ale in 22 oz. bottles

Montour Beverage
1001 Broad St
Montoursville, PA 17754
570-368-2240
Beers Available: cases of 22oz bottles (Hammerin' Ale, Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin' Stout and V packs)

Maggio's Southampton
400 Second Street Pike
Southampton, PA 18966
(215) 322-7272
www.maggiosrestaurant.com
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale

McStew's Irish Sports Pub
5316 Newfalls Road
Levittown, PA 19056
(215)-949-9570
http://www.ajsportsbar.com/
Beers Available: Headbangerz (tap)

Orlie's (Orlando's)
6 South Main Street
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-8844
http://www.orlandosonline.com/home.html
Beers Available: 2X4 IPA (tap) / Hammerin' Ale, Headbangerz Brown Ale and Steel Drivin' Stout (22oz bottles)

Old Corner Hotel
328 Court Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-326-4286
http://www.myspace.com/oldcornerhotel
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale

Otto's Beer Garden
233 Easton Road
Horsham, PA 19044
(215) 675-1864
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

P.J. Whelihans
799 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
610-272-8919
http://www.pjspub.com/bluebell/index.htm
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

Pinocchio's Pizza
131 E. Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
(610) 566-7767
http://www.pinpizza.com/index.asp
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles of Steel Drivin Stout

Peter Herdic House, The
407 W. Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 322-0165
http://www.herdichouse.com
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale,Steel Drivin' Stout

Plush
254 Keswick Ave.
Glenside, PA 19038
(215)-576-9501
http://www.plushlounge.org/
Beers Available: Steel Drivin Stout (tap)

Rumrunners Pub and Eatery
341 Market Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 322-0303
http://www.rumrunnerspub.com/
Beers Available: 2X4 IPA (tap)

Red Horse Tavern
104 N. Main Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
(814) 359-2082
http://www.redhorse-tavern.com
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin' Stout

Reese's Tavern
485-487 York Road
Warminster, PA 18974
(215)-442-1724
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

Sandbar
90 South Main Street
New Hope, PA 18938
(215)-862-3030
http://www.sandbarnewhope.com/
Beers Available: Headbangerz Brown Ale (tap)

Skippack Beverage
1120 Bridge Road
Creamery, PA 19430-0177
(610) 489-9444
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles of Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin Stout

Southside Beverage
100 W Southern Ave
South Williamsport, PA 17702
(570) 321-0161
Beers Available: cases of 22oz bottles (Hammerin' Ale, Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin' Stout and V packs)

Trail Inn
3575 Lycoming Creek Rd
Cogan Station, PA 17728
(570) 494-0424
http://www.billtownlive.com/dining.htm
Beers Available: 2X4 IPA (tap), 22oz bottles of Hammerin, Headbangerz, Stout

Temperance House, The
50 North 2nd Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837
(570) 524-2558
Beers Available: First Snow Ale (tap)

Trenton Road Take Out
1024 Trenton Road
Fallsington, PA 19054
215-736-1389
http://www.trentonroadtakeout.com/history.htm
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles of Headbangerz Brown Ale

Voelcker Beverage
352 Ferry Street
Danville, PA 17821
570-275-2337
http://voelckerbeverage.com
Beers Available: cases of 22oz bottles (Hammerin' Ale, Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin' Stout and V packs)

Wegmans (Williamsport)
201 William St
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 320-8778
http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreDetailView?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&productId=347869
Beers Available: 22oz bottles of Hammerin' Ale, Headbangerz Brown Ale, Weldspatter IPA

Wegmans College 043
600 Commerce Drive
Collegeville, PA 19426
(484)-902-1500
http://collegeville.wegmans.com/
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles of Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin Stout

Whole Foods
510 West Germantown Pike
Plymouthmeeting, PA 19462
610-832-0010
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/plymouthmeeting/
Beers Available: 22 ounce bottles of Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin Stout

27 July 2010

WILK Friday Beerbuzz – 16 July 2010 (Bavarian Barbarian 2x4 IPA)

WILKFridayBerbuzz7 Today’s show was a “first” for the Friday Beerbuzz and a first for me.  We’re 11 shows in, and today we featured our first live guest in the studio.  Mike Hiller, Brewmaster for Bavarian Barbarian Brewing, joined us in the studio to sample his new 2x4 IPA.  Bavarian Barbarian comes to us from Williamsport, PA and Mike was kind enough to not only make the early morning drive up, but to also being us some beer to sample.BavarianBarbarian2x4ipa

This is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to try Mike’s 2x4 IPA and I really enjoyed it.  This is Mike’s 2nd IPA recipe out of Bavarian Barbarian and this one is definitely my favorite of the two.

It was a lot of fun having a guest on the show and it brings a whole new dynamic to live radio that I really enjoyed.  It’s also a lot of fun to talk beer and sample a beer with the person who brewed it…and Mike is no exception.

Our big news of the day was Mike’s announcement of the “mystery” beer he and Terry Hawbaker from Bullfrog Brewery are brewing together.  Here’s a little snapshot of the beer as it is “slumbering” in oak.  BavarianBarbarianMysteryThese are Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels and the beer will be slumbering for quite some time (October-ish).  Mike tells me the final gravity pre-barrel is 6.66 degrees Plato so it will be an interesting un-holy collaboration.  Mike also tells me the beer will be a Dark Lager and named Gothika.  We also plan to ask Mike to come back up when this beer comes out of the oak and hopefully sample some with us on the air so stay tuned.

All in all a very fun show and

once again I want to say t

hank you to Mike, John, Nancy, Joe & Bosco for yet another fun Friday. 

The Friday Beerbuzz…bringing good beers and good people together

As always you can check out the video on-line at the WILK Friday Beerbuzz page by clicking HERE.

06 May 2010

Bavarian Barbarian – Barbinades 2x4 IPA

Bavarian Barbarian's founder and head brewer, Mike Hiller, is working on grilling recipes called "Barbarinades" featuring each of the brewery's beers.  The first Barbarinade, using the Barbarian's new 2x4 India Pale Ale, was completed with the help of Libby Wagner, Head Chef of The Lewisburg Hotel in Lewisburg, PA, and was featured as a special item on their menu this week.  The 2x4 Barbarinade can be used on steak, chicken or pork and sports a flavorful, zesty, almost Caribbean kick in the grilled meat.  Other Barbarinades are currently in development including a recipe based on French Onion Soup featuring Hammerin' Ale, a barbecue sauce using Headbangerz Brown Ale and a chocolate mole sauce with Steel Drivin' Stout.  For assistance on the remaining recipes, Mike is enlisting the help of other local chefs to collaborate on formulating tasty recipes with ingredients available at any grocery store.  The recipes will be distributed on Bavarian Barbarian's website (www.bavarianbarbarian.com), the brewery's Facebook page, beer festivals and tastings, their tasting room and anywhere that Barbarian bottles are sold.

Also in Barbarian news:

Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company's beer will soon be available at Weis Markets in Sunbury and Lewisburg.  Bomber bottles from the Barbarian should begin appearing on the shelves in the coming weeks.  Sales will begin once the beers have been entered into the grocery stores' systems and competing distributors graciously clear space for the incoming bottles of Hammerin' Ale, Headbangerz Brown Ale, Steel Drivin' Stout and 2x4 India Pale Ale.  In addition to Weis Markets, the Wegmans market in State College will also start carrying Barbarian beers in a few weeks. 

17 March 2010

Bavarian Barbarian 2x4 IPA - Update

BavarianBarbarian2x4ipa I’ve heard from Mike and he tells me the new Bavarian Barbarian 2x4 IPA is doing real well.  For those unfamiliar, 2x4 IPA is Mike’s latest brew.

The 2x4 IPA sports 65 IBUs from Columbus, Nugget and Amarillo hops.  The hoppiness is supported by the addition of flaked rye which provides a malty, bready character that works well with the hop flavors.  The hop additions give the 2x4 a well-rounded flavor profile with citrus and spice along with a pleasant, flowery and citrusy aroma.

2x4 is only available on draft now, but Mike tells me they are working on label approval and hope to have it in bottles in the near future….so stay tuned.

24 February 2010

Bavarian Barbarian 2x4 IPA is out!

BavarianBarbarian2x4ipa Mike tells me the new 2x4 IPA is ready at Bavarian Barbarian and here’s a peek at the new label.  Be sure to stop in and check it out.  based on the description and what I’ve heard so far, it sounds great.

23 February 2010

Keep Mike Out of Jail!

From Mike:

KEEP THE BARBARIAN OUT OF JAIL!

Apparently, I'm going to jail. No, it's not because we couldn't pay the brewery's taxes or because I assaulted some beer snob for talkin' smack about our beers. It's something much more serious than that.

I'm going behind bars to help Jerry's Kids and MDA. To be released on good behavior I have to raise bail in the form of donations. The cops are coming to arrest me on March 31, and I'll be taken to Eagle Rock Winery where I'll be pressed (pun very much intended) into service at hard labor pouring wine (of all the lousy things to make a brewer do).

But I won't have to serve my time if I can convince enough of you that it's either more important that I go back to brewing beer as soon as possible, or that helping kids with Muscular Dystrophy is a worthy cause for a donation. The latter is the more important cause, of course. Getting back to brewing beer for you is just an added bonus.

All you have to do is click here to make a secure, online donation before 03/31/10. Your donation will help families living in our community and help guarantee me an early release. I hope to see you on my list of contributors.

Thanks in advance for your help. Don't hesitate to call or email me with any questions at 322-5050 at the brewery or mike@bavarianbarbarian.com

Thanks for your time - so I don't have to serve mine!

Mike

16 February 2010

2x4 IPA To be Released Soon

BavarianBarbarianLogo Mike tells me the new Bavarian Barbarian 2x4 IPA is tasting good and MAY be released this weekend (2/20).  Stay tuned for details.

02 January 2010

Bavarian Barbarian Appears on Brew Local

Congratulations to Mike for his recent appearance on the Brew Local Blog.  Clicky HERE to check it out.  Photo courtesy of Brew Local.