Red Brick Session IPA will release in cans by the end of the April. The brewery has created a lower ABV “session” IPA just in time for the summer heat.
Red Brick Session IPA will be the second completely new package offering, just behind Red Brick Hibiscuwit that shipped in March.
This easy drinking IPA packs a flavorful punch without the bitterness. Casual Session IPA is a beautiful, light bodied ale loaded with juicy, tropical hop flavor thanks copious additions of five different hops during the dry hopping process. This beer is ideal for any activity at any time of day!
Red Brick Session IPA will be available not only in 12oz cans, but 12oz bottles, and draft.
Hops: Jarrylo, El Dorado, Calypso, Citra, and Nugget
Availability: 12oz Cans, 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: Late April, 2015
4.5% ABV, 36 IBUs
Red Brick Hibiscuwit is coming to 12oz cans in mid-March. What was once a draft only offering last year is getting an upgrade to package.
The recipe is the brainchild of the brewery’s Tyler Cates. He entered Hibiscuwit into Red Brick’s quarterly Employee Brew-Off, and found his kegs were the first to go.
Red Brick Hibiscuwit is a Belgian-style wheat beer, brewed with organic hibiscus, sweet orange peel, and cinnamon. Hibiscuwit will be one of the first two core beers the brewery has released, after Laughing Skull launched last year.
Expect a Mid-March shelve date in Georgia, the brewery’s other states, by April, 2015.
Coming soon are some beers from the brewery’s core lineup, including year round IPA, Hoplanta.
Red Brick as partnered with can manufacturer Novelis for the brewery’s can production, using the company’s evercan, an even more “green” aluminum based product.
The brewery tells Beer Street Journal there ware more details coming, and special release events in the works.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. (Current). 12oz cans (Soon)
Release (Cans): TBA
Read more: Canned Craft Beer
The 20th Anniversary release (imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels) was one of the brewery’s fastest selling, and most desired barrel aged beers to date. This February, the brewery will launch another rendition of the stout offering.
The Red Brick brewing team recreated the base imperial stout, and has been aging half of it in oak bourbon barrels.
It features big notes of dark chocolate and espresso beans with a mild oak character.
Look for Red Brick Imperial Stout to hit shelves after the February, 2015. Part of the brewery’s Brick Mason Series.
10.% ABV, 60 IBUs
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.