The “Laughing Skull” brand is a bit of Atlanta brewing history. When the city first saw the beer, a collaboration with Red Brick Brewing and “The Vortex” (home to one of Atlanta’s best burgers), it was a bohemian pilsner. Honestly, a craft pilsner was a bit ahead of it’s time near 15 years ago, and slumping sales killed it off.
A few years ago, Red Brick resurrected the brand, reinventing it as an amber ale, bring success back to the “Laughing Skull” lineup. So much so, a second beer, Laughing Skull Craft Lager was added shortly after.
This week a third release, Laughing Skull White Ale joins Skull lineup.
The brewery’s hometown isn’t the first to taste this white ale. The country of South Korea has had it for a while, as Red Brick originally brewed this for their South Korean distributor.
White Ale was originally made specifically for our South Korean distributor, but it was so well received both overseas and at the brewery that we knew we needed to release it domestically. We first started pouring it at the brewery in June of 2016 and it has quickly become a crowd favorite.” – Garett Lockhart, President & Brewmaster
Red Brick White Ale is available in 12 ounce cans and draft.
Style: White Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Week of February 20th, 2017
Red Brick Laughing Skull Craft Lager will expand the “Skull” lineup this spring.
The Laughing Skull line many years ago as a Bohemian pilsner. The beer’s namesake is Atlanta’s Laughing Skull Lounge, a comedy club. At the time, the beer was a little ahead of it’s time for the city. Year’s later, Laughing Skull returned as the current amber lager. The beer is one of the most popular in the brewery’s portfolio.
This April, Red Brick Laughing Skull Craft Lager will the second entry in the “Skull” lineup. This release is a lager – lighter than the amber, to create an easy drinking beer for the coming warmer weather.
“The lager style is something that’s been missing from our offerings, and we’ve come up with a great recipe. Its an easy drinking beer and is very approachable for craft beer consumers of all levels.”
Red Brick Laughing Skull Craft Lager will be a draft, bottle and can offering.
Availability: 12oz Cans, 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-Round
Debut: April, 2016
Red Brick Hype Whale arrives in February. Who needs a hype train when you have a rapping whale, right? (Insert Free Willy comments here.)
Red Brick Hype Whale is an imperial stout, aged on bourbon soaked oak. Instead of making an exclusive release, Red Brick brewed an ample amount of this new stout, giving you a chance to sip it all winter long. Solid chance to get off that hype train. (and get on a whale.)
This beer features big notes of dark chocolate and espresso beans with a distinct Bourbon oak character, which is achieved by aging the beer for
an extended period on chipped Bourbon barrels prior to bottling. So go ahead, grab your favorite glass and enjoy this whale of a stout.
Red Brick Hype Whale is will be available in February, 2016 in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
Red Brick Southern Roots, a sweet potato brown ale, debuts on Black Friday. The base beer, a brown ale, is brewed with a fall spice blend, plus sweet potatoes, or course.
This brown ale is brewed with real sweet potatoes and a blend of ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. It sports a malty body that gives notes of pecans and toasted marshmallow.
Red Brick Southern Roots will be available in 12 ounce cans, and draft both at the brewery, and exclusively at Taco Mac (or T. Mac, whichever they are called now.) through December, 2015.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Release: Black Friday, 2015
Red Brick Vanilla Gorilla is returning as a permanent addition to the brewery’s Brick Mason lineup this month. The beer originally returned back to draft lineup in 2010. Since then, barrel aged, and smoked editions have been released.
Red Brick brewer Steve Anderson hand cut 800 Madacascar bourbon vanilla beans for this batch. It took over four hours.
Featuring Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans, which impart a rich, dark, and creamy character, these qualities enhance the luxurious chocolate notes in the carefully selected blend of six different malts.The result is a beer at the height of our creative expression as brewers, and completely deserving of our hightest distinction as a Brick Mason.
Red Brick Vanilla Gorilla is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-round
Return: October, 2015
Red Brick Rosemary’s Boneyard Brew will be released October 4th at ‘Sunday in the Park’ in partnership with the Historic Oakland Foundation.
The limited release brew features a blend of Red Brick’s Casual Session IPA and rosemary freshly picked from the graveyard grounds.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Oakland Cemetery to create this beer,” said Red Brick Brewmaster Garett Lockhart. “It only makes sense that Atlanta’s oldest operating craft brewery should partner with the city’s most historic institution.”
Red Brick Rosemary’s Boneyard Brew will also be available at the ‘Capturing the Spirit of Oakland’ guided Halloween tours October 23-25 and October 29-31 at Oakland Cemetery. Get your tickets now to taste this exclusive beer at TicketAlternative.com.
Red Brick 22nd Anniversary IPA will debut this week. The oldest craft brewery in Georgia is crossing the 22nd year mark.
Unlike the past few Anniversary releases in 12 ounce bottles, Red Brick 22nd Anniversary IPA marks the return of the 22 ounce bottles to the lineup.
Twenty-Two year. Wow, time flies. We remember when the whole world seemed like a giant bag of barley just waiting to be mashed. We’re older and wiser now, or course, but no less passionate about crafting truly great beers. And what better way to celebrate our 22nd year on Earth than with a double than with a specially-crafted, extra-hoppy double IPA. We even put it in 22oz bottles because, you know, why be subtle.
Red Brick 22nd Anniversary IPA debuts at a special party at the brewery on September 26th. Available for a limited time in 22 ounce bottles and draft.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Jaryllo, Pacifica, Huell Melon, Galaxy, Citra, Apollo, Bravo, Topaz, and Calypso
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.