Summer is almost here, and with it – 21st Amendment Watermelon Funk. A brand new release by the San Leandro, California based brewery.
The brewery’s Hell or High Watermelon Wheat has been a warm weather favorite by many for years. In small batches, the brewery has been “funking with greatness” by kettle souring what would be Hell or High with Lactobacillus Planterum.
…bright, tart, citrus notes, this beer finishes with a spicy farmhouse character from its French Saison yeast strain.
21st Amendment Watermelon Funk is brewed with 100% pure watermelon puree. Look for it nationally in 12 ounce cans and draft this month for a limited time.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: June, 2017
21st Amendment Brew Free or Die Blood Orange IPA. The name pretty much speaks for itself.
Fruited India pale ales are very much on fire. Consumers have voted with their dollar- they love citrusy IPAs. That’s why Brew Free or Die Blood Orange IPA, a variant of their year-round beer, is now available in cans. The San Francisco, California based brewery has been developing this recipe for more than a year.
“Blood oranges were a totally new ingredient for us, and it was a lot of fun to play around with different approaches of where to add it into the process, and how much.” The result? A tangy, thirst-quenching, IPA with distinct flavors. “We want craft beer drinkers to understand that while this is a new and totally different beer, it has a great lineage, but when you crack open that can and get that first whiff of blood orange and hops… Oh man, it’s a thing of beauty.” – Shaun O’Sullivan, Brewmaster & Co-Founder
The base recipe is built off of the brewery’s’ year-round Brew Free or Die IPA with Citra, Mosaic, and Chinook hops, at 2.5 pounds more per barrel. Plus blood orange of course.
21st Amendment Brew Free or Die Blood Orange IPA will be a 12 ounce can and draft release, starting in March, 2017.
Distribution: CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, MA, NY, IL, NJ, DC, NV, DE, MD, FL, VT, RI, PA, NH, ME, VA, GA, SC, NC.
Debut: March, 2017
21st Amendment El Camino (Un) Real, a three way collaboration with Firestone Walker and Stone Brewing will soon return.
The last time the world saw this collaboration was in 2011, when Stone Brewing released 12 ounce bottles of the unique beer. El Camino (Un) Real is a dark ale, brewed with fennel seeds, chia seeds, peppercorns and figs.
The name plays a massive importance in this beer. El Camino Real is a 600 mile stretch of road in California that connects 21 Spanish Missions. Missionaries and Native Americans grew crops like chia and fennel along the stretch. 21st Amendment El Camino (Un) Real brings three California breweries together in one can, plus a little history to boot.
Offering a glimpse into what many feel is the “real” California, the El Camino Real wends through the state’s coastline, mountains, fertile farming valleys, and traffic-heavy urban and suburban areas. And of course, you’ll also find the 21 California Missions, reminders of Father Junípero Serra’s and the Spanish missionaries’ attempts to convert the indigenous California residents to Catholicism.
21st Amendment El Camino (Un) Real is a 12 ounce can and draft release. Cans debuted at the brewery’s taproom the week of October 17th. National distribution to follow.
9.5% ABV, 76 IBUs
21st Amendment Marooned on Hog Island, the brewery’s oyster stout, is back in the lineup once again.
The California based brewery creates a stout brewed with rolled oats and chocolate malt, plus 200 pounds of Sweetwater oyster shells from Hog Island Oyster Company.
““More than just a fun tale of a like-minded collaboration, this oyster stout is also deep rooted as a traditional style produced in England, where oysters are plentiful and there is not shortage of stout on that island nation. Marooned on Hog Island is our new world interpretation, created with our neighbors at Hog Island Oyster Company just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Tomales Bay, and it is nothing short of spectacular,” – Nico Freccia, co-founder
Hog Island Oyster Company was started by two passionate guys John Finger and Terry Sawyer, much like 21st Amendment was. The salinity in the brine and the calcium of the shells give this beer a slightly salty touch to this stout
The new San Leandro brewery expansion allowed 21st Amendment Marooned on Hog Island to be re-brewed for the first time since 2012.
Availability: 12 oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Distribution: CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, ME, NH, VT, RI, MA, NY, NJ, DC, CT, DE, MD, PA, VA, GA, FL, NV, NC, SC or IL.
Latest Return: September, 2016
21st Amendment Blah Blah Blah IPA joins the San Francisco, California brewery’s lineup this summer.
21A’s core lineup already contains a 7% alcohol by volume, Brew Free or Die IPA, and a hoppy session IPA, Down to Earth just to mention a few. When you’re a west coast brewery, there’s always room for more in your lineup. 21st’s co-founder Nicco Freccia explains:
We love our hops like everyone else, but we also like to have fun with our beers. There are over 4,200 breweries in America and it seems like all of them are making an IPA if not several. There are West Coast IPAs, Session IPAs, Black IPAs, Grapefruit IPAs, Blah Blah Blah IPAs (you get the idea). This style is clearly here to stay and our Blah Blah Blah IPA is a limited edition release that in many ways pays tribute to the prevalence and popularity of this style.”
The label pokes fun at joke all the renditions of the most popular beer style in the craft brewing segment. It also boasts a very precise bitterness rating (IBUs) and a “wetness” factor.
Blah Blah features malts the brewery hasn’t used in the past, plus late kettle editions of Mosaic, Citra, and Idaho 7 hop (at 2 pounds per barrels).
21st Amendment Blah Blah Blah IPA will be a 12 ounce can offering, in the summer variety pack, alongside Hell or High Watermelon Wheat, El Sully, and Brew Free or Die IPA.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz cans
Release: June, 2016
21st Amendment Toaster Pastry, a new Pop-Tart flavored beer releases this month.
First and foremost, the beer is homage to their new San Leandro brewery’s building’s former self, a Kellogg’s plant. (Maker of Pop-Tarts). 21st Amendment Toaster Pastry is billed as an “India-style” red ale, with biscuit malts for a nutty flavor, and dark crystal and pale malts for a strawberry jam taste.
Our first beer out of our new brewery is an homage to its former life as a toaster pastry factory. Biscuit malts give the beer a slightly nutty, crust-like flavor, while pale and dark crystal malts create the mouthfeel and flavors reminiscent of strawberry jam. Calypso and other experimental hops give this ruby ale a welcome bite, plus a few more in the op back for a toasty-sweet aroma.
21st Amendment Toaster Pastry will be available in 19.2 ounce cans when the San Leandro August 29th at the grand opening.
Availability: 19.2 ounce cans.
7.6% ABV, 74 IBUS
21st Amendment Down to Earth Session IPA sets its hoppy sights on cans. The 4.4% alcohol by volume (ABV) session-style IPA joins the lineup as we roll into April..
The brewery believes that Down to Earth Session IPA is a natural progression of the bold flavor, low ABV style. For that reason, the brewery is eliminating Bitter American from their lineup.
“Down to Earth has all the great malt backbone of Bitter American but just as Ham’s story evolved, so has this Session IPA. I had fun mixing up the hops and flavor profile,” said Brewmaster O’Sullivan. “We added several late additions and capped it with Mosaic and Centennial dry hops, two of my favorites. Both are amazing and the combination is over the top hop goodness.”
21st Amendment Down To Earth Session IPA is now available in 12oz cans and draft, year-round.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, ME, NH, VT, RI, MA, NY, NJ, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, GA, NV, NC. Soon: NH, IL
Release: Late-March, 2015
4.4% ABV, 42 IBUs