Schlafly Smoked Stout, a new limited release, debuts Valentine’s Day week.
Built for colder weather, Schlafly Smoked Stout truly is a fireside sipper. The barley is smoked with beechwood, giving the beer hints of smoke. The finish is slightly hoppy, with smoke and a touch of chocolate.
“Our Cellar Beers are meant to be conversation pieces. It was a 2017 goal to expand our offerings of
unique, larger format beers and encourage guests to enjoy and share the beers with friends. The Smoked Stout is exactly what you want to be drinking this time of year. Robust and rich, the appropriate amount of hops provide balance while the Belgian crystal malt and German smoked malt lend complexity.” – Ambassador Brewer Stephen Hale
Other limited releases in the series includes Belgian Golden Ale, Baltic Porter, and ESB.
Schlafly Smoked Stout is available in 750 milliliter bottles. ERP, $13.99.
Style: Smoke Beer
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: Valentine’s Week, 2017
8.5% ABV, 45 IBUs
Grand Rapids, Michigan based Founders Brewing is adding distrubiton to both Idaho and Washington this month.
The Oregon market will be serviced by Oregon City-based General Distributors Inc. (covering the northern part of the state), Bigfoot Beverage (central Oregon), and and Summit Distributing (southern Oregon). Launch events will take place the week of February 5th in Portland.
Founders has chosen the Odom Corporation and Craig Stein Beverage for Idaho distribution. Launch events will be held in Boise, Idaho starting February 15th.
Fans of Founders in both states can expect Founders’ year-round releases, as well as limited release offerings in bottles, cans, and draft.
If you have someone in your life you love as much as beer, Bell’s Brewery can help you with that.
For a limited time you can chose your card design and Bell’s will physically send a card to your sweetie’s address. Mushy message included.
The website is live now, corresponding with a very fitting beer not only for Valentine’s Day, but spring as well, Smitten Rye. The seasonal can release is headed back to. shelves as your are reading this.
As for the Valentine’s Day cards, don’t wait. The brewery only sends out a limited number of cards. Otherwise you’ll have to settle for e-cards…
Asheville, North Carolina’s Burial Beer Co. is now available in New York. The brewery is being distributed by Union Beer.
Jess Reiser, Burial’s co-founder, grew up in Brooklyn, and has set her sites on home once the brewery finished their production expansion.
“Despite the, sometimes daunting, size of New York City, it is my home. It is where I grew up, my roots are there and I couldn’t be happier to be bringing our passion home. ” – Jess Reiser
Launch events have been happening all week around the city, some hosted with their friends Other Half Brewing, Three’s Brewing and Transmitter Brewing.
A new nitro pour lager is hitting taps this month – Cigar City El Coco, a tropical coconut flan ale.
This release is inspired by a past collaboration with Chicago’s 5 Rabbit Cerveceria El Bizarrón, a porter brewed with caramelized plantains. In keeping with the beer-meets-Latin food theme, comes a El Coco, inspired by the brewery’s favorite dessert – flan.
Dulce de leche and coconut help create this nitro lager. Expect tropical flavors like coconut in each sip. The name – El Coco, is for a mythical bogeyman in Latin folklore by the same name. Legend has it that parents in Spain and Latin America invoke Coco to discourage children from misbehaving, otherwise he will eat you.
Coconut milk and brown sugar aromas mingle with cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma of this assertively aromatic tropical ale. Flavors of coconut flan, bread crust and allspice are supported by a full body enhanced by dispense on a nitrogen line, creating a true dessert beer that eschews sweetness for balance and harmony.
Coconut milk and brown sugar aromas mingle with cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma of this assertively aromatic tropical ale. Flavors of coconut flan, bread crust and allspice are supported by a full body enhanced by dispense on a nitrogen line, creating a true dessert beer that eschews sweetness for balance and harmony
Cigar City El Coco is part of a whole series of nitro tap offerings coming this year. This release is available now through February, 2017.
8.5% ABV, 22 IBUs
- Humulus Lager – The brewery won’t brew an IPA, but this was close. At least in hoppiness.
- White Oak – Wheatwine-style Ale. A blend of fresh and barrel-aged beer.
- Trade Winds – A Belgian-style triple brewed with basil. Previous summer seasonal.
- Rueuze – Oak aged sour blonde aged several months to several years
- Hottenroth – Berllner Weisse. Named for Patrick Rue’s grandparents.
- Tonnellerie Series -The most traditional styles and creations by The Bruery/Bruery Terreux.
Good new is looming, however. The highly sought after White Chocolate will be distributed for the first time in 2017, plus ten or more new beers slated for release by year’s end.
2017 brings a much needed change to Tennessee beer laws. Stronger beer is on the way.
Prior to this law change, brewers could only sell beer with alcohol by volume no higher than 6.2%. As of January 1, 2017, that cap has been raised to 10.1% ABV.
In the past, selling beer over 6.2% alcohol by volume required a high gravity/distillers license. This change means opens up more recipe/style opportunities for the brewers in the state.
To exceed those limits requires a high gravity license (aka distiller’s license) and, because a retailer would need a liquor license to sell anything above this ABW, there are far less distribution possibilities. So, now, we can finally brew beers the way we truly want without these barriers. – Christian Spears, Tennessee Brew Works
Needless to say, expect an influx of higher alcohol by volume beers released across Tennessee this month.