Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava is the next iteration in the “Athena” lineup.
The brewery launched with Athena, a kettle soured wheat beer, aka berliner weisse a few years ago. In February, 2016 the Athens, Georgia based brewery released the first canned Athena Paradiso, brewed with tart cherry, raspberry, and cranberry. Creature Comforts tells Beer Street Journal that it was the most expensive recipe they’ve ever made.
In August, Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava will join the seasonal lineup.
“Athena Paradiso is a beautifully refreshing beer. The passion fruit and guava flavors transport you to a tropical paradise during these hot summer months.” – David Stein, Co-founder & head brewer
Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava will be an extremely limited release in 12 ounce cans and draft. Note, the can will sport the same red Paradiso branding as the February release.
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.
Wild Heaven Autumn Defense returns again in late August. This year, the brewery will can this fall beer for the first time.
The recipe has changed a little bit since it’s first release. It wasn’t until 2015 that Wild Heaven Autumn Defense became true festbier. It sold so well last fall, Wild Heaven knew it had to be canned in 2016. Note: we mentioned earlier this was a lager. It’s actually an ale, that tastes like the popular Oktoberfest style.
Above is the can design for Autumn Defense, courtesy of the brewery’s co-founder, Nick Purdy.
Wild Heaven Autumn Defense will be available on draft and in 12 ounce cans in late August/early September. The brewery is planning an Oktoberfest party on September 24th.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Can Debut: Late August, 2016
Founders Pale Joe will join the brewery’s ArtPrize lineup of beers in September.
Artprize is an international art competition, held annually in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The winners are decided by both public vote and expert panel. The Founders Brewing taproom is one of the display venues.
Founders Pale Joe is the brainchild of brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki. The base beer is a pale ale, infused with lightly roasted coffee from local Ferris Coffee and Nut Co.
Your eyes will tell you one thing, but your palate will tell you another. Light in color but full in flavor, this golden ale features notes of gently roasted, fruit-forward coffee. Pale Joe features a special blend of high-end Ethiopian coffee expertly roasted by our hometown neighbors at Ferris Coffee and Nut. It’s the love child of your favorite iced coffee and, well, beer.
The label was chosen from a pool of submissions from the brewery employees. The winning submission came from Lead Cellar Operator and Kendall College of Art & Design graduate, Aaron Rossel.
Founders Pale Joe will be available in 12 ounce bottles and draft in Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, New York City and Boston, MA. Some draft will be found across the rest of the brewery’s distribution network.
Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze is about to make a return to the beer scene. You can almost hear the whale hunters breathing heavy.
The American wild ale is a blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old beers that has been aged in French oak barrels. The first release of this beer was in 2009, and in 2016, this only it’s third ever release.
“We’re more than excited to release the third version of Duck Duck Gooze.” Said Tomme Arthur, COO and Co-Founder at The Lost Abbey. “Waiting for barrels to mature over the last three years has been a journey on its own, but the finished beer proves the wait was worth it.”
How to get it.
Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze sales will start on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016, at 12pm PT. As long as the servers don’t crash again, those logging in will be able to purchase up to six bottles, at $41 dollars a bottle. No shipping. No proxies, either. The person that buys the ticket, picks it up on either August 27th, or 28th. If you don’t, the bottles will be surrendered back to Lost Abbey, and a refund issued. The brewery will publish a link on the 25th.
Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze is a 750 milliliter bottle offering.
Style: American Wild Ale (Oak Aged. 3 Year Blend)
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Corked & Caged. Rare.
Red Hare Long Night Lager takes aim at cans in the near future.
Long Day Lager is the brewery’s top selling beer. Red Hare Long Night Lager takes that beer a step further with coffee from Marietta, Georgia based Cool Beans Coffee Roasters.
Red Hare Long Night Lager will be a 12 ounce can and draft offering. The brewery recently confirmed it will be available later this year.
Goose Island Bourbon County Maple Rye Stout looks to join the barrel-aged lineup later this year
The Bourbon County Series returns on Black Friday each year. In recent years the lineup has expanded with a few new variants.
Along with a new Proprietor’s edition aged in scotch whisky, another in the county series in on the horizon – Goose Island Bourbon County Maple Rye Stout.
This edition features the base imperial stout, aged in both bourbon and rye whiskey barrels with maple syrup, cacao nibs, and chipotle peppers.
The brewery is keeping quiet on all the details relating to the 2016 lineup, but has hinting to Beer Street Journal that this year holds big things.