Orpheus Brewing

Atlanta, Georgia

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Orpheus Brewing Transmigration of Souls promoted to year-round

Orpheus Brewing Transmigration of Souls

Orpheus Brewing Transmigration of Souls, first released in cans in 2015, is now year-round. The IPA is apart of the brewery’s Bone Tablet Series, and was originally the third canned offering.

Inspired by the Orphic bone tablets which explore the dichotomous nature of life and death, our Bone Tablet series reveals the many sides of the IPA. Transmigration of Souls is an irresponsibly hopped Double IPA, bursting with life from an absurd amount of aromatic hops. You’ll experience a bouquet of orange, lemon, and tropical fruit sitting on top of a clean, dry malt body.

Orpheus Transmigration of Souls joins Lyric Ale, and Atalanta, the brewery’s first three package offerings.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Azacca, Lemon Zest, Apollo, Wakatu
Malts: Two row barley, white wheat

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
Initial Release (Cans): March, 2015

10% ABV

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Orpheus Brewing Serpent Bite upgraded to year-round status

Orpheus Brewing Serpent Bite can

Orpheus Brewing Serpent Bite, one of the brewery’s original launch beers, is now available year-round.

The Atlanta, Georgia based brewery first canned Serpent Bite in May of 2016. The base beer is a saison fermented with a French saison yeast, and soured with the brewery’s house Lactobacillus bacteria culture. With this addition brewery has two year round sour ales in cans

Just as the Serpent Bite and loss of Eurydice was the catalyst for Orpheus’s journey, our love for hops and sour beers was the catalyst for Orpheus Brewing. Serpent Bite is a dry-hopped, sour saison, with a tart bite, and notes of orange and tropical fruit.

Orpheus Brewing Serpent Bite is a draft and 12 ounce can offering, year-round.

Style: Saison
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Pekko
Malt: Two Row barley, White Wheat
Yeast: House Lactobacillus Mother, French saison yeast

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-round
Original Debut (Cans): May, 2016

6.0% ABV

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Orpheus Brewing Minotaur hits distribution

Orpheus Brewing Minotaur

Orpheus Brewing Minotaur, the Atlanta, Georgia brewery’s whiskey barrel-aged sour, debuts today in the taproom.

As summer wound down, the brewery released Coffee Minotaur, a whiskey barrel-aged edition of the same sour, brewed with coffee. Orpheus Brewing Minotaur is aged for 6 months in Heaven Hill 10 Year and Jack Daniels Single Barrels.

Orpheus Brewing Minotaur is a 22 ounce bottle release, now in limited distribution in November, 2016.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (Barrel Aged. Whiskey.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles. Limited.
Debut: 10/20/16 (Taproom)
Distribution: November, 2016

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Pic: Beer Street Journal 

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Orpheus Wandering Blues Blueberry Sour is back

Orpheus Wandering Blues

Orpheus Wandering Blues, a blueberry sour ale was the Atlanta based brewery’s first bottle release. Bottles are available again starting today.

Orpheus Wandering Blues uses Mosaic hops, fermented with saison yeast, and soured with the brewery’s house Lactobacillus. The blueberries were juiced by Arden’s Garden.

RELATED: Orpheus Coffee Minotaur coming in August

After the fateful serpent bite which killed his wife, Eurydice, Orpheus spent years wandering the earth in mourning. His sad songs eventually moved a stone and opened the entrance to the underworld, where he journeyed down to Hades in search of her. In his wandering, visions of Eurydice danced around in his head, both his curse and his solace.

Orpheus Wandering Blues is back on tap as of July 28th. 22 ounce bottles will be available at both the brewery, and limited distribution starting August 31st, 2016.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Blueberries)
Hops: Mosaic
Malts: Two row barley, white wheat, flaked wheat
Yeast: French Saison, House Lactobacillus

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Latest Return: 7/28/16 (Draft) Bottles, 8/31/16

7% ABV

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Orpheus Even the Furies Wept is two beers, lots of barrels

Orpheus Even the Furies Wept 3

Orpheus Even the Furies Wept, a new American wild ale, debuts on August 10th.

This new wild ale is actually a blend of two different beers. Per Jason Pellet, Orpheus brewer and president, the first five barrels that were filled at the brewery are called “Tribute Barrels”. Each Cabernet barrel was individually inoculated with the yeast dregs from five select breweries. A Belgian-style pale ale was added to each of them.

RELATED: Orpheus Coffee Minotaur

In the case of Orpheus Even the Furies Wept, Pellet chose three barrels, with yeast from breweries Fantome, Drie Fonteinen, and Russian River. T

he second beer is a Brettanomyces heavy saison, aged in Sauternes barrels.  Total aging time for the beer in barrels is 18 months.

The story of Orpheus is a story of rebirth, first in his journey into and out of Hades, and finally in the transmigration of his soul not into the body of a swan. We pay tribute to this rebirth with every beer we put into barrels, to be transformed by its time in the wood and reborn as something new.

Orpheus Even the Furies Wept will be available starting August 10th at the brewery, with limited distribution to follow shortly after. This is the brewery’s first cork & caged offering.

Style: American Wild Ale (Wine Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Corked & Caged. Draft.
Debut: 8/10/16

7% ABV

Image: Orpheus Brewing

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Orpheus Coffee Minotaur, aged in whiskey debuts

Orpheus Coffee Minotaur

Orpheus Coffee Minotaur releases on August 3rd. A new sour ale by the Atlanta based brewery.

Since day one, Orpheus has been expanding their barrel program. Finally, there is enough barrel room to release Orpheus Coffee Minotaur, an whiskey oak-aged sour ale.

Brewery founder Jason Pellet tells Beer Street Journal that the base beer is sort of a sour amber, brewed with Golden Promise malt and Munich malt. The coffee is from Java Lords, found on Euclid Avenue in Atlanta. In total, the beer spent a total of 5 months in Heaven Hill & Jack Daniels Single barrels.

The story of Orpheus is a story of rebirth, first in his journey into and out of Hades, and finally in the transmigration of his soul into the body of a swan. We pay tribute to this rebirth with ever beer we put into barrels, to be transformed by its time in the wood as something new. Orpheus Coffee Minotaur

Orpheus Coffee Minotaur is a 22 ounce bottle release, available as a souvenir on the tour on August 3rd.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Coffee. Barrel Aged. Whiskey)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: August, 2016

8% ABV

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Orpheus Brewing The Rites cans, March 8th

Orpheus Brewing The Rites glass

Orpheus Brewing The Rites will join the Atlanta, Georgia based brewery’s year-round rotation in January, 2016.

This will be the first year-round India pale ale by the brewery, joining Lyric Ale (saison) and Atalanta (tart plum saison).

We take our inspiration from Orpheus, who revealed the mysteries of the gods. The Orphic Rites break the never ending cycle of the Transmigration of Souls, allowing us to control our own destiny. This juicy, mysteriously hopped IPA is brewed for those who are ready to break the monotony, to dream, and to take control.

Orpheus Brewing The Rites was released on draft in mid-January. 12 ounce cans will be available in the taproom and distribution starting March 8th,

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-round
Can Debut: 3/8/16

6.7% ABV

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