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Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Terrapin Beer Company

Pineapples & payapas in future Terrapin Panama Krunkles

Terrapin Panama Krunkles

The fictitious, hop-loving character that hails from Athens, Georgia is on another flavor trip. This time to Panama.

Krunkles has gone by many different names in the past – Dr. Krunkles, Samurai Krunkles, Indiana Krunkles, and new tropically inspired Luau Krunkles. Taking a tropical spin through Central America, Terrapin Panama Krunkles is on the horizon.

This edition features papaya and pineapple against the hoppy backdrop of the India pale ale.

Continuing his world brewing tour, Krunkles is back with another fruit-forward IPA. “Panama Krunkles” blends the tropical juiciness of pineapple and papaya for this Central American-inspired beer.”

Terrapin Panama Krunkles will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

Style: IPA (w/ Payapa. Pineapple.)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Draft.
Debut: TBA

6.5% ABV, 77 IBUS

Posted in Abnormal Beer Co., Coming Soon, Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

Inspired by ice cream: Stone Neopolitan Dynamite

Stone Neopolitan Dynamite

Ice cream inspired beer? Stone Neopolitan Dynamite, a collaboration with Abnormal Beer Co. and American Homebrew Association Rally winners Paul Bischeri and Patrick Martinez, is on the way.

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2017 marks the 10th year AHA members have submitted their beers for judging which includes team members at Stone Brewing. Past winners include Ken Schmidt twice (Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout) and (Kona Coffee, Macadamia, Coconut Porter)and Jason Fields and Kevin Sheppard (Chocolate Cherry Stout). The winner brewer or brewers gets to brew the beer on a production scale, usually with a guest production brewery.

This year’s release Stone Neopolitan Dynamite is inspired by Neopolitan ice cream. The base beer is an imperial stout, brewed with strawberries, vanilla, chocolate and coffee.

You hold in your hands the most recent winner. Finding inspiration in that humble box of striped ice cream from out childhoods, Neapolitan Dynamite is an intense Imperial Stout brewed with vanilla, strawberries, an chocolate, revved up with a shot of coffee to fuel the ultimate dance contest on your palate, gosh!

Stone mentions this Rex Kwon Do of imperial stouts has it all. Nunchuck skills, computer hacking skills, AND bow hunting skills. Plus it pairs well with a liger. That’s have man, half tiger.

Stone Neopolitan Dynamite will be available in 22 ounce bottles. The brewery has not officially announced this release.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberries. Coffee)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

8.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Hi Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire Pink Drink returns for a second time this month

Hi-Wire Pink Drink

Hi-Wire Pink Drink, a fan favorite, will be available in cans for a second time this month.

Previously a draft only favorite, Hi Wire Pink Drink is a kettle soured wheat ale brewed with lemongrass and raspberries. The end result is a pink beer, thanks to the berries (the brewery compares it to beer’s version of pink lemonade). The brewery finally packaged this release for the first time in fall, 2016.

…an ultra crushable tart wheat ale with lemongrass & raspberries; simple, refreshing, & pink.

Hi-Wire Pink Drink is back in 16 ounce cans starting June 26th.

Style: Wheat Ale (w/ Raspberries, Lemongrass)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 6/26/17

4.2% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing to team up with punk band NOFX

Stone Punk in Drublic

NOFX can easily considered one of the most successful independent bands of all time. Formed in 1983 by bassist Fat Mike and guitarist Eric Melvin, the band has never signed with a major label. That kind of independence is very familiar to California’s Stone Brewing. Perhaps that’s where Stone Punk in Drublic, a collaboration with NOFX rises from.

First, the name. Stone Punk in Drublic is named for NOFX’s 1994 release by the same name, considered the band’s most popular release.

This craft brewing meets punk music collaboration, is a hoppy lager perfect for “when you just need something to wash the noise down.”

This beer was brewed as a collaboration between Stone Brewing and Fat Mike. Who showed up and mostly just got in the way.

Stone Brewing has not yet officially announced this release.

Stone Punk in Drublic will be available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Lager
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

5.8% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Funk Factory Geuzeria

July 7th: Funk Factory Geuzeria Meerts, a rare style

Funk Factory Meerts

A want for any American wild ale lover. Funk Factory Geuzeria Meerts debuts on July 7th.

The Madison, Wisconsin based brewery describes Meerts as a “modern interpretation of the low alcohol by volume style derived from the second running of Lambic”. (Dipping a few toes in the “table beer” category.) Funk Factory uses Cantillon and Boon’s known techniques as a reference for this beer.

Why modern interpretation? In 2016, the brewery attempted to make Meerts using the second runnings for a Lambic wort on a 50 barrel brewhouse. The theory was the second runnings would yield 20-30 barrels. In reality, it only yielded 4 barrels (120 or so gallons).

A dedicated brew day for Meerts was required to produce enough wort to make the beer. Basically, brewed to style as much as possible.

Funk Factory uses a pilsner malt, raw wheat, and Saaz hops in a turbid mash, scaled down to target a 4% finishing alcohol by volume. The beer is boiled long, lightly hoppeed, and hit the foeder for fermentation back in February.

At 4% abv, it is refreshing and clean, lightly tart lemon citrus with some rustic earthiness.  I’m very excited to have a beer that I can put out at a lower price point and with more frequency.

Funk Factory Geuzeria Meerts will debut on July 7th in 750 milliliter bottles. This is a ticketed release, with a June 20th on sale date.

Style: Lambic (Foeder Aged)
Hops: Saaz
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 7/7/17

4% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines

Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA is on deck in cans

Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA

One of California’s most well known breweries may truly be embracing hazy India pale ales. At the end of the day, IPA is really what put them on the map. Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA lingers in the near future.

An unfiltered IPA already intermittently exists in the brewery’s lineup, part of the Enjoy By IPA series. In the near future, Stone is releasing Nor’East Nod Double IPA, a hat tip to hazy, juicy “New England-style IPA”,

Now another unfiltered, juice-forward IPA looms in Stone’s lineup – Vengeful Spirit IPA.  This hazy IPA will be bringing the juice, in the form of pineapple and Mandarin oranges.

We’ve often been inspired to brew beers on a theme. In 2007 it was black IPAs. 2008 saw Belgian influenced IPAs, and more than once it’s been Triple IPAs. It’s been fun to dive deep, and you’ve ridden those waves right along with us. But like you, we’ve also crave new breaks to surf. Right now, it’s tropically-inspired IPA’s as represented both by this flavored ale, Stone Tangerine Express IPA and others we’ve got waiting in the wings…. With Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA we employ a bit of tropical mythology to pay homage to our ever present gargoyle. Since 1996 he’s had our back, and yours, by representing an aggressive intolerance for commoditized beer. He constantly inspires us to forge ahead with resolve-even with the omnipresent forces of forceful evil. Vengeful spirits can be awesome when they are on your side.

Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft. The brewery has not yet announced this beer, and details are subject to change.

Style: IPA (w/ Pineapples, Oranges)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: TBA

Posted in Coming Soon, Good People Brewing

Good People Muchacho Mexican Style Lager headed to cans

Good People Muchacho Mexican Style Lager

The summer of Mexican lagers indeed. From California to Florida and now Birmingham, Alabama. Good People Muchacho Mexican Style Lager in inbound.

Coming in hot from Good People’s fantastic current session IPA, JUCO – is a Vienna lager (aka Mexican-style lager) ‘Muchacho‘.

Only the easiest drinkin’ Mexican-style lager known north of the border that’s what. Crisp, clear, and tasty, this good hombres is muy bueno when chilling at cookouts, ball games, and fiestas.

Good People Muchacho will be available in 12 ounce cans. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.

Style: Vienna Lager
Availabilty: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: TBA

?? ABV