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21st Amendment Toaster Pastry, a Pop-Tart Inspired Beer

21st Amendment Toaster Pastry

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.

Style: IPA
Availability: 19.2 ounce cans.
Release: 8/29/15

7.6% ABV, 74 IBUS

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21st Amendment Down to Earth Session IPA Replaces Bitter American

21st Amendment Down to Earth Session IPA

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.

Style: IPA
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

Posted in 21st Amendment Brewing, Distribution Expansion

21st Amendment Available in Chicago in April

21st Amendment Brewery

21st Amendment Brewery will start distributing to Chicago, Illinois starting April 1st, 2015.

Three year round offerings in both cans and draft will be available, including Back in Black IPA, Brew Free Or Die IPA, and Down to Earth, a session IPA. Seasonals will include Hell or High Watermelon Wheat, and Fireside Chat.

Recently, 21st Amendment completed a $21 million dollar brewery and capacity expansion.

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21st Amendment Fireside Chat Returns for 2014 Season

21st Amendment Fireside Chat is back on shelves. The base beer is a winter warmer/ strong ale, brewed with spices that change for each release.

As in past years, the duo’s goal was to create a beer reminiscent of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inspiring evening broadcasts during the Great Depression, aptly named “Fireside chats.” Freccia explains, “FDR’s depression-era radio addresses were like a kick in the butt and a hug at the same time. In the same vein, Fireside Chat is a bold balance of flavors with a punch, quickly followed by a smooth finish.”

21st Amendment intends Fireside Chat to a nice compliment to seasonal foods, and of course, on it’s own.

Style: Winter Warmer (w/ Spices)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal release.

Distribution: CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH,MA, NY, NJ, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, GA, ME, RI, NV and NC

7.9% ABV, 49 IBUs32

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21st Amendment & Elysian’s Second Can Collab

21A HeSaid-Lager_Can

21st Amendment and Elysian Brewing have two different collaborations coming out in cans soon. Both collaborations are called He Said and have similar artwork, but the insides are stylistically different. One is a Belgian style tripel with pumpkin and spices. The second is actually a Baltic porter, lager brewed (that’s a departure from how it is actually brewed) with pumpkin and spices.  Two different imaginative, pumpkin-y takes on some old school styles.

Style: Baltic Porter (w/ Pumpkin, Spices)
Availability: 12oz Cans
Arrival: TBA

8.2% ABV

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21st Amendment & Elysian’s New Can

21A HeSaid-Ale_Can

A new can is in the works. A new collaboration between 21st Amendment (San Francisco) and Elysian (Seattle, WA). He Said is a new spin on a Belgian style tripel with the addition of pumpkin. After doing a little research, you’d be hard pressed to find one like this. This is actually 1 of 2 in a series of collaborations between the west coast breweries. The latter is a Baltic porter.

21st Amendment will can this 8.2% ABV offering. Try tailgating all day with this one.

Style: Belgian-Style Tripel (w/ Pumpkin, Spices) Availability: 12oz cans, Draft
Arrival: TBA

8.2% ABV

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21A’s Hop Crisis On Shelves

20130625-092243.jpgYour hop bomb of a summer drinker in back. 21st Amendment’s Hop Crisis is on shelves in 4 pack cans. The beer is an imperial IPA aged on oak.

“A few years ago, when hop prices shot through the roof, making it more difficult to brew bitter beers, we decided there was only one thing to do. Make the biggest, hoppiest beer we could imagine. And we really wanted to celebrate the Imperial IPA style by doing something a little more original. Aside from the higher alcohol and intense hop bitterness, we felt aging the beer on oak would add some additional layers of flavor. Because oak can overwhelm the hops, we chose a light, subtle oak character to accentuate the dry hop bitterness and add a unique character to the beer.”

Style: Imperial IPA (Oak Aged)
Availability: 12oz cans, Draft.

9.7% ABV