December 29th, 2014 Stevens Point Brewery Promotes Award-Winning Wisconsin Country Band

STEVENS POINT, Wis.  December 29, 2014 – The award-winning Stevens Point Brewery is turning up the volume by sponsoring award-winning country rockers Raised Reckless, one of Wisconsin’s hottest up-and-coming bands.

The Stevens Point-based band, which outperformed dozens of bands earlier this year to win the 2014 Wisconsin State Country Band Championship at Rhinelander’s Hodag Country Music Festival, will promote Stevens Point Brewery beers at its performances across Wisconsin, and on its website and Facebook page. The just-announced sponsorship also includes signage and posters at performances, and Point Brewery apparel for band members.

“The sponsorship is a natural fit,” said Joe Martino, Stevens Point Brewery Operating Partner, “Raised Reckless will benefit from the sponsorship support and the brewery benefits from a partnership with one of the hottest bands on Wisconsin’s music scene.”

Raised Reckless guitarist Drew Hamel thinks this partnership will be mutually beneficial.  “Raised Reckless and the Stevens Point Brewery will work together to build both of our brands.  Craft beer and great music go well together, and we look forward to growing our fan base together.”

Raised Reckless

Known for their “rough, rockin’ edge,” Raised Reckless formed in March of 2013.  The band’s repertoire is an exciting musical fusion of 80’s and 90’s country hits mixed with current hits.  Band members include Tyler Crum on lead guitar and vocals, Keith Bronk on bass guitar and vocals, Phil Smyth on fiddle, guitar and mandolin, Steven Freehill on drums and vocals, and Drew Hamel on rhythm guitar and vocals.  All five members live in the Stevens Point area.

An exciting New Years Eve performance is scheduled for Wednesday Night at Rookies Sports Pub, Stevens Point.

Point’s handcrafted specialty beers

Point’s portfolio includes flagship Point Special Lager, a premium American lager; Point Onyx Black Ale, a robust dark ale; Point Belgian White, a Belgian-style wheat ale; Point Cascade Pale Ale, an American-style pale ale; Point Amber Classic, an American-style amber lager; and Point Beyond the Pale IPA, a robust, hoppy India Pale Ale. Point also brews four year-round IPAs available only in its IPA variety 12-pack: Point Spruce Tip IPA, sweetened with Colorado blue spruce tips; Point Peach Mango IPA, a lively, fruity ale; Point White IPA, a golden brew flavored with Japanese Sorachi Ace hops; and Point One Shot IPA, a series of limited-edition brews featuring different hop varieties and malts in each batch.

The brewery’s seasonal beers include Point Oktoberfest, a Bavarian-style Märzen beer for the fall; Point St. Benedict’s Winter Ale, a rich, dark beer available from November through February; Point Coast Radler, a thirst-quenching mix of beer and natural citrus flavors for the summer; and Point Nude Beach Summer Wheat, a refreshing, award-winning unfiltered wheat ale.

Point also brews four unique James Page specialty beers sold only in convenient 12-ounce cans: A Cappella Gluten-free Pale Ale, Casper White Stout, Yhaba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter and Ould Sod Irish Red Ale.

The Whole Hog Limited Edition brews, handcrafted in small batches to appeal to the most discerning craft-beer aficionados and round out the Stevens Point Brewery’s portfolio of craft beers, represent the epitome of the brewmaster’s art.

Year-round Whole Hog beers include Whole Hog Espresso Stout, Whole Hog Six-Hop India Pale Ale, an India Pale Ale and Whole Hog Wee Heavy Scotch Ale. Seasonal offerings include Whole Hog Russian Imperial Stout in the spring months, Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale, a fall seasonal that won the bronze medal in the pumpkin beer category at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, and Whole Hog Barley Wine for the winter months.

In addition to award-winning beers, Stevens Point Brewery produces gourmet sodas, including Point Premium Root Beer, Point Premium Diet Root Beer, Point Premium Orange Cream, Point Premium Vanilla Cream, Point Kitty Cocktail and Point Premium Black Cherry Cream Soda.

For more information about the Stevens Point Brewery, founded in 1857, visit www.pointbeer.com or call (715) 344-9310. Tours of the brewery are available, with schedules listed on the Web site.

January 30th, 2014 Point Brews Win Big At The World Beer Championships

STEVENS POINT, WIS. (January 30, 2014) – Four brands brewed by the Stevens Point Brewery are medal winners in the opening round of the 2014 World Beer Championships (WBC). Capturing the gold were Whole Hog Barley Wine, from the Whole Hog Brewmaster Series, JP’s Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter and JP’s Casper White Stout, from the JP’s Adventurous Beers Series. Point St. Benedict’s Winter Ale, brewed for the cold winter months, earned a bronze medal. The expert beer judges at Chicago’s Beverage Testing Institute, who taste-tested North American and British ales during January in the first round of 2014 WBC judging, were impressed by these beers from the Stevens Point Brewery and poured on the accolades.’ Whole Hog Barley Wine, receiving its gold medal in the Barley Wine Ale category, is deemed “robust, elegant, and delicious.” JP’s Casper White Stout, competing in the Flavored Stout category, is described as “very different, interesting and inescapably delicious” while JP’s Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter, scoring gold in the Flavored Porter category, is “fun, balanced and very drinkable.” “Awards in respected beer competitions like the World Beer Championships are always exciting and help us spread the word about the quality of our handcrafted beers,” said Joe Martino, Stevens Point Brewery Operating Partner. “Our gold medals for Casper White Stout and Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter are a special thrill because we’ve been brewing these unique beers for less than a year. It’s very gratifying to know that the WBC’s experts consider them to be exceptional beers.”

‘Exceptional’ Gold Medal Beers The World Beer Championships is an ongoing competition using the Beverage Testing Institute’s proprietary blind tasting methodology, based on a 100-point rating scale. Scores of 96 to 100 denote a “superlative” platinum winner, while 90 to 95 points are “exceptional” gold winners. WBC results and reviews are available online at the Beverage Testing Institute’s Tastings.com website. This is the third consecutive year Whole Hog Barley Wine Style Ale has received a WBC gold medal. The rich, dark English-style barley wine is one of Point’s Whole Hog Limited Edition “big beers” brewed for discerning craft-beer aficionados. JP’s Casper White Stout and JP’s Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter are WBC newcomers: they were first introduced just last May. Casper White Stout, hopped with East Kent Golding and Fuggles hops from England, offers authentic stout flavor with an inviting amber color. Unlike traditional stouts, which get their black color and roasted flavor from black roasted malt, Casper White Stout is aged with coffee beans and cocoa nibs to create stout’s distinctive roasted character. JP’s Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter is a traditional sweet porter brewed with chocolate malt and a chai tea blend from India, where a “dhaba” is a truckstop-style roadside restaurant. The unique James Page beers are sold only in six-packs and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. In addition to Casper White Stout and Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter, the JP family includes A Cappella Gluten-free Pale Ale, brewed with sorghum and Cascade hops; and Ould Sod Irish Red Ale, an Irish-style red India Pale Ale brewed with peated malt and amply hopped with East Kent Golding and Fuggles hops.

The Stevens Point Brewery Stevens Point Brewery, founded in 1857, uses only the highest-grade barley malts, specialty malts, grains and the choicest hops to brew their handcrafted beers, including flagship Point Special Lager, which won the gold medal in the American Premium Lager category at the 2003 Great American Beer Festival. The brewery’s year-round craft beers include Point 2012 Black Ale, a robust dark ale; Point Beyond the Pale IPA, a West Coast-style IPA brewed with Galaxy hops; Point Belgian White, a Belgian-style wheat ale; Point Burly Brown American Brown Ale, an American-style brown ale; Point Cascade Pale Ale, a hoppy American-style pale ale; Point Drop Dead Blonde Ale, a golden ale; and Point Amber Classic, an American-style amber lager. Point’s seasonal brands include Point Oktoberfest, a Marzen-style lager for the fall; Point St. Benedict’s Winter Ale, a dark, abbey-style ale available from November through February; Three Kings Ale, a Kölsch-style beer for the spring; and Nude Beach Summer Wheat, an award-winning unfiltered wheat ale for the summer. In addition to Whole Hog Barley Wine Style Ale, the Whole Hog series includes Whole Hog Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, Whole Hog Six-Hop India Pale Ale, Whole Hog Russian Imperial and Whole Hog Raspberry Saison, a Belgian-style ale. The Whole Hog series also includes Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale, a spicy fall seasonal that won the gold medal in the Pumpkin Beer category at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival.Gourmet soft drinks from the Stevens Point Brewery include Point Premium Root Beer, Point Premium Diet Root Beer, Point Premium Orange Cream, Point Premium Vanilla Cream and Point Premium Black Cherry Cream Soda. Point Premium Root Beer, made with pure cane sugar, natural vanilla and Wisconsin honey, was awarded a gold medal by the Beverage Testing Institute.

For more information about the Stevens Point Brewery, visit www.pointbeer.com or call 1-800-369-4911. Tours of the brewery are available; schedules are listed on the website.

December 12th, 2013 GROWTH IS BECOMING A HABIT FOR POINT BREWERY

$1.5 million in equipment, infrastructure upgrades for 2014 also means new jobs

STEVENS POINT, Wis.  (December 12, 2013) – After expanding annual brewing capacity by 25% to 150,000 barrels earlier this year, next year the Stevens Point Brewery will invest $1.5 million in equipment and infrastructure upgrades to enable it to meet the non-stop growth in consumer demand for its handcrafted beers.

Much of the investment is earmarked for electrical and cooling system upgrades. In addition, the brewery will install three more unitanks for fermenting and aging beer, upgrade its bottle filler, and purchase one thousand new kegs for the brewery’s expanding draft beer business, among other improvements. The investment is especially good news for the Stevens Point community because the brewery is adding eight new brewing, packaging, administration and sales jobs, according to Joe Martino, Stevens Point Brewery Operating Partner.

“Our business continues to grow across the board, from our Point craft beer brands to our new Ciderboys hard cider products launched in 2012,” said Martino. “Our strong sales mean we can keep investing in our brewery to continue to take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace. Being able to create some new jobs at the same time is icing on the cake. It’s an exciting time for the Stevens Point Brewery and our loyal customers.”

Fifth expansion in five years

The 2014 improvements represent the 157-year-old brewery’s fifth major expansion since 2010. Earlier  this year the brewery completed a $2 million project that increased its annual production capacity to 150,000 barrels with the addition of a second brew kettle, 16 unitanks for fermenting and aging beer, and an automated grain handling system. The expansion also included a new can packer so the brewery can take full advantage of consumers’ increasing preference for craft beers in cans.

In 2012, the company installed nine unitanks, two bright beer tanks for package release beer, a new hot water tank and a centrifuge for filtering finished beer. In 2011, the brewery added warehouse space, and aging and fermentation tanks that boosted the brewery’s capacity to 100,000 barrels per year. The era of expansions began in 2010 when the brewery enlarged its keg cooler room and added aging tanks.

The Stevens Point Brewery

Stevens Point Brewery, founded in 1857, uses only the highest-grade barley malts, specialty malts, grains and the choicest hops to brew their handcrafted beers, including flagship Point Special Lager, which won the gold medal in the American Premium Lager category at the 2003 Great American Beer Festival. It brews with some of the world’s best water, too: in 2010 the City of Stevens Point won the American Water Works Association’s annual “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test.

The brewery’s year-round specialty beers include Point Special Lager; Point 2012 Black Ale, a  robust dark ale; Point Beyond the Pale IPA, a West Coast-style IPA; Point Belgian White, a Belgian-style wheat ale; Point Burly Brown American Brown Ale, an American-style brown ale; Point Cascade Pale Ale, a hoppy American-style pale ale; Point Drop Dead Blonde Ale, a golden ale; and Point Amber Classic, an American-style amber lager.  Point’s seasonal portfolio features St. Benedict’s Winter Ale, a hearty dark winter brew; Three Kings Ale, a Kölsch-style ale for the spring; Nude Beach Summer Wheat, a golden wheat ale; and Point Oktoberfest, a Märzen-style lager for the fall.

The brewery’s year-round craft portfolio also features the Whole Hog Limited Edition “big beers,” including Whole Hog Six-Hop India Pale Ale, Whole Hog Raspberry Saison, Whole Hog Wee Heavy Scotch Ale introduced just this year, Whole Hog Russian Imperial Stout, Whole Hog Barley Wine Ale. The Whole Hog series also includes Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale, a fall seasonal.

The Stevens Point Brewery also produces Ciderboys Hard Cider.   Ciderboys Hard Cider is made from fresh Washington State apples. Year-round brands include First Press, a traditional hard cider, and Magic Apple, an apple-strawberry hard cider.  Available seasonally, Ciderboys’ flavorful fruitful pairings include Mad Bark, an apple-cinnamon hard cider in the winter, Peach County, an apple-peach hard cider in the spring, Raspberry Smash, an apple-raspberry hard cider in the summer, and Cranberry Road, an apple-cranberry hard cider for the fall.

Point also brews the James Page specialty beers, including A Cappella Gluten-free Pale Ale, Casper White Stout, Yhaba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter and Ould Sod Irish Red Ale.

Gourmet soft drinks from the Stevens Point Brewery include Point Premium Root Beer, Point Premium Diet Root Beer, Point Premium Orange Cream, Point Premium Vanilla Cream and Point Premium Black Cherry Cream Soda. Point Premium Root Beer, made with pure cane sugar, natural vanilla and Wisconsin honey, was awarded a gold medal by the Beverage Testing Institute.

For more information about the Stevens Point Brewery, please visit www.pointbeer.com or call 1-800-369-4911. Tours of the brewery are available; schedules are listed on the website.

November 26th, 2013 CIDERBOYS PICK THE BIG APPLE!

CIDERBOYS PICK THE BIG APPLE!

Union Beer Distributors spices up NYC market with Wisconsin hard ciders

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STEVENS POINT, Wis.  (November 26, 2013) – Wisconsin’s Ciderboys have arrived in the Big Apple!

Brooklyn-based Union Beer Distributors, one of the nation’s leading craft-beer wholesalers, now distributes Ciderboys Cider Co.’s First Press, Magic Apple and Mad Bark handcrafted hard ciders in New York City and Long Island. The gluten-free carbonated hard ciders are available in six-packs of 12-oz bottles at retail stores, and in select bars, taverns and restaurants on draft or in bottles across Union Beer’s market.

First Press is a traditional hard cider available while Magic Apple and Mad Bark are “fruitful pairings” featuring mouth-watering complementary flavors: Magic Apple blends crisp apple cider with the taste of fresh strawberries while Mad Bark, a winter seasonal, is alive with the aromatic spiciness of natural cinnamon. First Press and Magic Apple are available year-round while Mad Bark is a winter seasonal.

“Ciderboys and the Big Apple represent a great example of a fruitful pairing,” said Joe Martino, Ciderboys Cider Co.’s Managing Partner. “Thanks to Union Beer Distributors, the Big Apple’s hard-cider fans now enjoy our idea of perfect fruitful pairings, Magic Apple and Mad Bark, as well as our First press traditional hard cider, a beverage popular in New York since colonial times.”

Launched just one year ago in Stevens Point, Wis., Ciderboys hard ciders have been growing in popularity and expanding into new markets ever since. Ciderboys products are now available in select markets in 18 states. New Yorkers have greeted Ciderboys enthusiastically, according to Martino. The experience of new Ciderboys retailer Karl Hansen, owner of Westhampton Fine Wine in Westhampton Beach on Long Island, is typical of the success First Press, Magic Apple and Mad Bark have enjoyed.

“Ciderboys has been jumping off the shelves since the first week we had the product in stock,” Hansen reported. “We’ve seen significant repeat business, too, which is no surprise because Ciderboys products offer great taste. My customers love them.”

Ciderboys Craft Hard Ciders

Ciderboys products are made with juice from fresh Washington State apples. After pasteurization, the juice is fermented slowly at cool temperatures using a special hard-cider yeast imported from France. When fermentation is complete, the cider goes through a filtration process that renders a clear, sparkling liquid. No sugar is added to any of the products, which are naturally gluten free. First Press is a traditional hard cider, tart and sweet at the same time. Magic Apple and Mad Bark are fruitful pairings: fruity handcrafted hard ciders made by blending unexpected fresh fruit flavors with crisp apple. To make Magic Apple, the Ciderboys cider makers blend strawberry juice in with the apple juice. To make Mad Bark, they boil more than 100 lbs. of natural cinnamon sticks and blend the resulting extract into the cider before fermentation.

In addition to First Press, Magic Apple and Mad Bark, Ciderboys’ flavorful fruitful pairings include Peach County Apple Peach, a summer seasonal, and Cranberry Road Apple Cranberry Hard Cider for the fall.

For more information on Ciderboys products and where to find them, visit www.ciderboys.com <http://www.ciderboys.com>.

November 19th, 2013 ST. BENEDICT’S WINTER ALE BLESSED WITH NEW CAN PACKAGE

STEVENS POINT, WIS. (November 19, 2013) – St. Benedict’s Winter Ale is blessed with a new 12-ounce can package sure to please fans of the Stevens Point Brewery’s popular winter seasonal brew.

The dark and hearty winter brew, which also benefits from a new flavor profile, is now available in convenient 12-pack cans wherever Point’s handcrafted beers are sold. Brewed with dark-roasted malts and noble hops for a rich, malty flavor, St. Benedict’s Winter Ale is available at retail from November 1 (All Saints Day) through January.

“We already offer our spring, summer and fall seasonal craft beers – Point Three Kings Ale, Point Nude Beach Summer Wheat and Point Oktoberfest – in 12-packs of 12-ounce cans, so it makes sense to include our winter seasonal in our can package mix,” said Joe Martino, Stevens Point Brewery Operating Partner. “Our loyal fans asked for it, and we delivered.”

The new 12-pack can package is produced on the state-of-the-art can packer line installed earlier this year as part of the brewery’s latest expansion. “The new packaging line greatly increases our

capabilities, so introducing this new can package for St. Benedict’s Winter Ale, which continues to grow in popularity, was an easy decision for us to make,” Martino said.

“The explosive growth of craft beer in cans in just the past year is simply amazing,” he added. “Craft beer lovers have accepted aluminum can packages with open arms, and St. Benedict’s Winter Ale is now in on the action.”

According to Craftcans.com, a website dedicated exclusively to craft beer in cans, as of November 365 U.S. craft brewers package nearly 1,300 beers in cans, which are recyclable, unbreakable and lightweight, and often are welcomed where glass bottles are prohibited, like beaches, parks and campgrounds.

Brewing St. Benedict’s Winter Ale

In addition to its new can package, St. Benedict’s Winter Ale now features a more robust, full-bodied flavor reminiscent of dark, German-style bock beers, according to Point Brewmaster Gabe Hopkins.

Hopkins uses highly kilned dark malt, two-row dark chocolate malt, two-row pale malt and special beer yeast to brew St. Benedict’s Winter Ale, a deep reddish-brown beer inspired by the legend of St. Benedict, the Italian monk who founded the Benedictine Order in the Middle Ages.

“Brewing is both art and science, and we experiment with our brewing processes and recipes trying to find just the right balance between the two,” he explained. “This year we enhanced the ingredients and process for St. Benedict’s Winter Ale. The result is a richer, warmer brew with a hearty, chocolate-like character perfect for crisp, cold winter evenings. Fans of full-bodied winter beers will be delighted.”

The Stevens Point Brewery

Stevens Point Brewery, founded in 1857, uses only the highest-grade barley malts, specialty malts, grains and the choicest hops to brew their handcrafted beers, including flagship Point Special Lager, which won the gold medal in the American Premium Lager category at the 2003 Great American Beer Festival.

In addition to St. Benedict’s Winter Ale, Point’s seasonal brands include Nude Beach Summer Wheat, a golden wheat ale; Point Oktoberfest, a Marzen-style lager for the fall; and Three Kings Ale, a Kölsch-style ale for the spring.

The brewery’s year-round specialty beers include Point Beyond the Pale IPA, a West Coast-style IPA; Point Belgian White, a Belgian-style wheat ale; Point Special Lager; Point 2012 Black Ale, a  robust dark ale; Point Burly Brown American Brown Ale, an American-style brown ale; Point Cascade Pale Ale, a hoppy American-style pale ale; Point Drop Dead Blonde Ale, a golden ale; and Point Amber Classic, an American-style amber lager.

The brewery’s year-round craft portfolio also features the Whole Hog Limited Edition “big beers,” including Whole Hog Six-Hop India Pale Ale, Whole Hog Raspberry Saison, Whole Hog Wee Heavy Scotch Ale introduced just this year, Whole Hog Russian Imperial Stout, Whole Hog Barley Wine Ale. The Whole Hog series also includes Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale, a fall seasonal.

Point also brews the James Page specialty beers, including A Cappella Gluten-free Pale Ale, Casper White Stout, Yhaba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter and Ould Sod Irish Red Ale.

Gourmet soft drinks from the Stevens Point Brewery include Point Premium Root Beer, Point Premium Diet Root Beer, Point Premium Orange Cream, Point Premium Vanilla Cream and Point Premium Black Cherry Cream Soda. Point Premium Root Beer, made with pure cane sugar, natural vanilla and Wisconsin honey, was awarded a gold medal by the Beverage Testing Institute.

For more information about the Stevens Point Brewery, please visit www.pointbeer.com or call 1-800-369-4911. Tours of the brewery are available; schedules are listed on the website.

November 12th, 2013 POINT 2012 BLACK ALE IS GOLDEN IN EUROPE

POINT 2012 BLACK ALE IS GOLDEN IN EUROPE Point Brewery’s dark ale judged one of world’s best in Brussels Beer Challenge

STEVENS POINT, WIS. (November 11, 2013) –Point 2012 Black Ale has another award for its trophy case, this time an international gold medal from the 2013 Brussels Beer Challenge in Belgium. The award-winning dark ale brewed by Wisconsin’s Stevens Point Brewery won the gold in the Dark/Dunkel Lager (including Schwarzbier) category at the competition, held November 1-3 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Liège, Belgium. Braufactum Darkon, from Frankfurt Germany won the silver medal while Bamberg Schwarzbier, from Votorantim, Brazil won the bronze medal. “To win gold in a world-class beer competition in a world-class brewing country like Belgium proves that Point 2012 Black Ale as a world-class beer,” said Joe Martino, Stevens Point Brewery Managing Partner. “The Brussels Beer Challenge is a unique showcase for the best beers in the world and we are proud we were part of it.” Launched last year as part of the “Brusselicious” gourmet food celebration in Belgium’s capital, the 2013 Brussels Beer Challenge was a highlight of this year’s “Liège Beer Lovers City Fortnight,” a

15-day celebration of beer and brewing. The judging attracted nearly 600 beers from 15 nations, including the world’s largest brewing countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium. A panel of 50 expert beer judges awarded gold, silver and bronze medals in 50 categories.

Point 2012 Black Ale The Brussels Beer Challenge gold medal is not the first international award for Point 2012 Black Ale. Earlier this year the beer won a silver medal in the Denver International Beer Competition and a bronze in the New York International Beer Competition. Last year the beer won a bronze medal at the inaugural Brussels Beer Challenge as well as silver medals in the World Beer Cup, sponsored by the Brewers Association, and the World Beer Championships, sponsored by Chicago’s Beverage Testing Institute. Inspired by the mystery of the ancient Mayan calendar, which came to an abrupt end on December 21, 2012, Point 2012 Black Ale was introduced in 2010. Today it is available to beer lovers in 25 states and the United Kingdom. Inspired by traditional German “schwarzbier,” or black beer, Point 2012 Black Ale’s ingredients include pale, Munich and roasted malts; and Cluster and Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest and Saaz hops from the Czech Republic for the robust flavor and finish. The use of roasted malts adds a smoky, almost burnt character to the beer.

The Stevens Point Brewery Stevens Point Brewery, founded in 1857, uses only the highest-grade barley malts, specialty malts, grains and the choicest hops to brew their handcrafted beers, including flagship Point Special Lager, which won the gold medal in the American Premium Lager category at the 2003 Great American Beer Festival. In addition to Point Special Lager and Point 2012 Black Ale, the brewery’s year-round specialty beers include Point Beyond the Pale IPA, a West Coast-style IPA; Point Belgian White, a Belgianstyle wheat ale; Point Burly Brown American Brown Ale, an American-style brown ale; Point Cascade Pale Ale, a hoppy American-style pale ale; Point Drop Dead Blonde Ale, a golden ale; and Point Amber Classic, an American-style amber lager.

Point’s seasonal brands include Nude Beach Summer Wheat, a golden wheat ale; Point Oktoberfest, a Marzen-style lager for the fall; Point St. Benedict’s Winter Ale, a dark, abbey-style ale available from November through February; and Three Kings Ale, a Kölsch-style beer for the spring. The brewery’s year-round craft portfolio also features the Whole Hog Limited Edition “big beers,” including Whole Hog Six-Hop India Pale Ale, Whole Hog Raspberry Saison, Whole Hog Wee Heavy Scotch Ale introduced just this year, Whole Hog Russian Imperial Stout, Whole Hog Barley Wine Ale and the seasonal Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale. Point also brews the James Page specialty beers, including A Cappella Gluten-free Pale Ale, Casper White Stout, Yhaba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter and Ould Sod Irish Red Ale. Gourmet soft drinks from the Stevens Point Brewery include Point Premium Root Beer, Point Premium Diet Root Beer, Point Premium Orange Cream, Point Premium Vanilla Cream and Point Premium Black Cherry Cream Soda. Point Premium Root Beer, made with pure cane sugar, natural vanilla and Wisconsin honey, was awarded a gold medal by the Beverage Testing Institute. For more information about the Stevens Point Brewery, please visit www.pointbeer.com or call 1- 800-369-4911. Tours of the brewery are available; schedules are listed on the website.