Back in August, brewer John Roberts at Max Lager’s (Atlanta, GA) released a hoppy India pale lager dubbed Atomic Frog in time for DragonCon. (Not a nerd? Look it up.) The beer was a cross-town collaboration with Red Brick Brewing.
It hit taps first at Max Lagers, with Red Brick Brewing adding bottles this winter. Atomic Frog is design is a “double india pale lager”, that features hops notes of lime zest, mango, guava, and melon.
Red Brick/Max Lager’s Atomic Frog will be available in 22oz bombers in their 7 state distribution soon.
Style: India Pale Lager
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Red Brick Brewing (Atlanta, GA) will be spending the rest of the year installing a new canning line. Laughing Skull Amber Ale, is slated to be their first canned offering.
Beer Street Journal met with head brewer Garett Lockhart and Tyler Cates to discuss the brewery’s can plans. The picture above is the first prototype of the cans, they hope to debut in late November, 2014.
Once the canning line is up and running, the new approach will be to can the core offerings (Laughing Skull, Hoplanta, etc) and bottle seasonals and smaller runs. Although, I would note that Lockhart is thinking about canning other offerings like Sacred Cow Milk Stout, or even a barrel aged offering along the way.
Laughing Skull accounts for about 60% of the core brand sales. The shift to cans could increase that volume even more.
With Red Brick’s canning line addition, the three largest craft breweries (in volume) in Georgia now offer cans. Terrapin Beer Co. launched cans in early 2013, and SweetWater Brewing launched 12oz and 16oz cans earlier this year.
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Red Brick Brewing (Atlanta, GA) will celebrate 21 years of craft brewing here in September. For the birthday, they will debut 21st Anniversary Saison. The beer is aged 30 year old South American rum barrels.
While blending won’t take place until nearly October, the brewery will pull from single barrels for their anniversary party on September 27th, starting at 11 am.
Red Brick 21st Anniversary Saison will be available in 12oz bottles.
Red Brick Brewing and Max Lagers (Both, Atlanta) will pre-release a new collaboration in time for DragonCon this weekend. The beer is Atomic Frog, and it’s hoppy. And nerdy.
Atomic Frog is design is a “double india pale lager”, that features hops notes of lime zest, mango, guava, and melon. Basically, this ass-kicking amphibian is boozy lager, hopped like a massive IPA. The bright hops and lager base really pull the brew to a crazy drinkable level.
We’re excited to be working with one of our favorite restaurants and breweries and supporting local business with a hoppy lager that has an outstanding flavor,” said Tyler Cates, marketing coordinator for Red Brick. “Atomic Frog’s hop notes of lime zest, mango, guava, and melon play well with the minerality of the lager yeast, and pairing that with bohemian pilsner and carahell malts make it a delicious beer that finishes dry and clocks in at eight percent ABV.”
You will find it on draft this weekend during the convention at Max Lagers in downtown Atlanta, the Great American Beer Festival in Denver in October, and in 22oz bombers across Red Brick’s seven distribution states this winter.
Style: India Pale Lager
Availability: Draft (Now), 22oz Bombers, (Winter)
Red Brick Brewing (Atlanta, GA) will release a new chocolate-y offering this September. Thick & Silky Double Chocolate Oatmeal Porter is described as “Willy Wonka meets Dolemite” and is a spin off of one of the brewery’s original porters from many years ago.
All you suckas gather ’round, a brand new dude is coming to town! Thick Silky is a man with a plan and a hung Fu backhand, you dig? He runs the chocolate game in this city, and when it comes to all the haters he shows no pity. With his fine, foxy ladies sitting pretty in a tricked out 73 Cadillac SeVille, he’s down with the double chocolate oatmeal scene and keeping it real. So, if you crave satisfaction, Dick Silky is the man who’s got that action!
Expect bombers of Red Brick Thick & Silky Double Chocolate Porter in September, 2014.
Red Brick Brewing (Atlanta, GA) is getting ready to release the next offering in the Brick Mason Series – Brother Leo. Leo is the follow up to recently released Three Bagger Tripel, aged in Cruzan rum barrels.
Many of the Brick Mason offerings are barrel aged, however Brother Leo won’t. As the brewery tells Beer Street Journal – “No barrel aging, but there are some badass hops in this one, like Amarillo, Falconer’s Flight, Chinook, Australian Summer, and Magnum.”
Rehearse your Gregorian chants, don your monastic habits and take your vows to the lost order of Brother Leo, devoted to the solitary contemplation of the ancient brew mysteries. Your new-found devotion to drink this heavenly combination of Belgian and American grains and its mild spiciness, moderate fruity esters, and boldly hoppy notes of citrus, pine and lemon, encourages sacrifice from the worldly distractions of lesser beers to worship in unity with this inspired brew.
Style: Belgian-style India Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft.
Red Brick Brewing (Atlanta, GA) is bring back the 22oz bottle with the addition of Matcha Super Green Yuza IPA.
For this new IPA, the brewery is using green tea from Rishi Tea, the same providers of chai from recent Sacred Cow Chai Milk Stout.
“Resolve your yin and yang and awaken your true brew destiny with this IPA infused with Rishi Matcha Super Green Yuzu tea. Earthy, grassy, and bright citrus notes balance on a katana blade with the nimble touch of sweet honey malt. Take a sip and honor the Super Matcha warrior spirit within, unleashing the strength, vitality, and fortune of a true brew ninja.”
Artwork was done by local Atlanta comic artist James Cory Webster. Expect this one-off offering mid summer.
7.8% ABV, 65 IBUs