By Press Release Submitted to Published Jan 30, 2015 at 8:05 PM

Glendale – There is never a dull moment at Sprecher Brewing Company as the brewery announced new releases, awards, a new state in its distribution network and a rundown of new events.

Just Packaged 

Russian Imperial Stout; Redhead Ale; Mai Bock.

New packages

Previously only released in 22 ounce bombers, Redhead Ale is now available in 12 ounce bottles, singly or in six packs.

Recent Awards

Bourbon barrel aged Commando won a gold medal (Scottish Heavy) and Pub Ale won a silver medal (English Brown Ale) at the 2015 Best of Craft Beer Awards. Once again, Black Bavarian was named Grand Champion, Dark Lager, in the Winter 2015 United States Beer Tasting Championship.

New Distribution

Hello Arkansas! Sprecher beers, sodas, Hard Root Beer and Hard Ginger Beer will be distributed in Arkansas by Arkansas Craft Distributors in Little Rock, White River Distributors in Batesville, Three Lakes Distributing in Hot Springs, and Three Rivers Distributing in Pine Bluff.

New events at the Brewery

Beginning Feb. 1, Sprecher starts a new program: Beer of the Month. Each month the Sprecher Gift Shop will have a featured beer and pricing discounts for that beer. February’s beer is Winter Brew. Customers who purchase one case of Winter Brew will get a free 64 ounce glass growler and fill of their choice. Purchase two cases of Winter Brew, get 20 percent off; purchase three cases of Winter Brew, get 30 percent off.

Begin your Valentine’s Day the evening before. On Friday, Feb. 13, Sprecher Brewing Company serves up a romantic three-course gourmet beer dinner prepared by Chef Austin Vetter who incorporates a wide array of seasonal produce in every dish, making each one sing with freshness.

Upon arrival, couples will be greeted with a welcome cocktail and a rose. At 7 p.m., dinner begins with a salad. Depending on the diner’s preference the main course is either: salmon, short ribs, or a portabella mushroom entrée. Dinner concludes with a sumptuous chocolate and raspberry dessert. Specially selected beer pairings complement each course. For additional information or to make reservations, visit the website.

Throughout the month of February, Sprecher is hosting a "Stuff Our Bus" winter clothing drive for COA Youth and Family centers. The event kicks off in front of the Sprecher Gift Shop, 701 W. Glendale Ave. in Glendale on Feb. 1. Those who donate either new or very gently used clothing will receive a 15% discount on a Gift Shop purchase.

This year for Mardi Gras, get 15 percent off each case of Ryediculous Rye IPA purchased in the Sprecher Gift Shop during the week of Feb. 17.

Stay tuned for Live Music in the Beer Garden on Sunday afternoons. Some of Milwaukee’s finest musicians will be jamming in Sprecher’s indoor beer garden, and you’re invited.