Orpheus Brewing

Atlanta, Georgia

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Orpheus Ascending IPA to join year-round lineup

Orpheus Ascending IPA

Orpheus Ascending IPA will join the Atlanta, Georgia based brewery’s year-round lineup in the near future.

In March of 2016, Orpheus released The Rites India Pale Ale. Despite the popularity of that release, the brewery ceased brewing it in November. Looks like that space in the lineup will be filled by Ascending IPA in the near future.

This summer Orpheus is also adding Over and Over, a new pineapple sour to their year-round lineup.

A debut date hasn’t been set, but you can expect Orpheus Ascending IPA to be available in 12-ounce cans and draft.

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round.
Debut: TBA

?? ABV

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Orpheus The 12th Labor, big on barrels returns in August

Orpheus 12th Labor

Orpheus The 12th Labor initially joined the Atlanta, Georgia brewery’s bottle lineup in the fall of 2015. It followed the brewery’s first first bottle, Wandering Blues (blueberry sour) that same month.

Orpheus The 12th Labor is an imperial stout fermented with Abbey yeast, aged in Woodford Reserve, and Woodford Double Oak Bourbon barrels. (As long as the same barrels were used for this upcoming release.

This is a big, big stout. The charred molasses, dark chocolate and smoke, plus a big, in-your-face bourbon barrel flavor. This imperial stout pours like motor oil and just begs for vanilla ice cream or creme brûlée as a side pairing. Hell, we love it with steak. Does drinking this in the heat not tempt you? Save it for the first chill of fall.

The 12th Labor is an overpowering 13% Imperial Stout with intensely layered flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, and dark fruit. You’ll be lulled to dreams of a distant past you can’t quite remember in a world teeming with noise and flesh. With each sip, The 12th Labor is a struggle at the edge of darkness.

Orpheus The 12th Labor will be available in 22 ounce bottles at the brewery on August 17th, 2017.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Candi Sugar. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: Apollo
Malts: Two Row, Munich, Chocolate, Beechwood Smoked Malt, Special B, Roasted Barley, Black Patent

Latest Return: 8/17/17

13.5% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

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Orpheus Over and Over, a new pineapple sour

Orpheus Over and Over

Orpheus Over and Over is joining the brewery’s year-round lineup in the near future.

Pineapple is the centerpiece of this new kettle-soured ale. The brewery added the fresh pineapple juice to the first batch this week. While Orpheus Over and Over is a reference to Greek prophet Orpheus, we’re pretty sure just “over and over” is how often you’ll want to drink this new release as well.

The grievous cycle of transmigration of souls could only be broken after the mysteries of the gods were revealed to Orpheus. Those mysteries have been lost to time, so enjoy your endless loop. We packed as much pineapple and brightness as we could into this small, tart beer, for an experience you’ll actually want to repeat over and over.

Orpheus Over and Over will debut in July on draft first, with 12 ounce cans to follow shortly after.

Style: Sour/Wild Ale (w/ Pineapple)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.

Debut: July, 2017

4% ABV

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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

?? ABV

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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