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Dream Team Collaboration: Allagash, Russian River & Cantillon

Allagash Wild Friendship Blend

Not too long ago, Allagash Brewing (Portland, ME) and Russian River Brewing (Santa Rosa, CA) created a very special collaboration with world renown Belgian brewery, Brasserie Cantillon.

Wild Friendship Blend, born in Belgium, was a three way blend of 3 year old Cantillon Lambic, 2 1/2 year old Allagash Coolship, and 2 year old Russian River Sonambic. Allagash mentioned Cantillon was sending some kegs of laic stateside so one could be produced stateside.

Sure to be a very limited release, is Allagash’s version of Wild Friendship Blend, brewed/blended again with beer from Cantillon and Russian River.

Allagash Wild Friendship Blend will be available in 12.7oz bottles, corked & caged.

Style: American Wild Ale (Oak Aged)
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles
Arrival: TBA

6.4% ABV 

 

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin’s New Festbier with a Southern Twist

Terrapin Cuckoofest

Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, GA) already brews a rendition of an oktoberfest, infused with pumpkin and spices. You know it as Pumpkinfest.

The brewery is working on another fest offering, with a southern twist – Terrapin Cuckoo Fest Southern Style Festbier. The brewing team created a festbier recipe with all German malts, and for an added southern flair, grits. If you don’t know what grits are, get Googling.

What time is it!? Time for Cuckoofest Southern Style Festbier! Brewed with all German malts for a traditional taste, and real Blue Ridge Mountain grits for a Southern Twist, CuckooFest Festbier will put the heehaw back in your yodel. Have one with your favorite plate of wurst, or with some down home fried chicken.

Terrapin Cuckoofest will be available in 22oz bottles and draft.

Style: Oktoberfest (w/ Grits)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft
Arrival: TBA

5.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Stone Brewing Co., Videos

Stone Groundbreaking Collab: Stone Super Duper Arrogant

Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) made craft beer headlines today, with the announcement of a new brewery build in Berlin, Germany. The build will cost $25 million dollars.The brewery has started an IndieGoGo fundraising campaign, where for $50 dollars you can purchase a 1.5 liter bottle from a special, very limited, Stone Groundbreaking Collaboration Series.

Contributors spending $50 dollars can opt for Stone Super Duper Arrogant, a strong ale that revisits a collaboration between Stone and Birrificio Le Baladin of Italy

If you choose to purchase a bottle, it must be picked up at either Stone in Escondido, California, or Berlin, Germany. Release date to be announced.

Read more: Stone Groundbreaking Collaboration Series

Posted in Coming Soon, Dogfish Head, Don't Miss This, Stone Brewing Co., Victory Brewing Company, Videos

Stone Groundbreaking Collab: Imperial Royal Imperial Saison du BUFF

Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) made craft beer headlines today, with the announcement of a new brewery build in Berlin, Germany. The build will cost $25 million dollars.The brewery has started an IndieGoGo fundraising campaign, where for $50 dollars you can purchase a 1.5 liter bottle from a special, very limited, Stone Groundbreaking Collaboration Series.

Drop $50 on the build, you can choose Stone Imperial Royal Imperial Saison du BUFF, an “uber” version of the saison brewed with Victory Brewing (Downingtown, PA) and Dogfish Head (Milton, DE)

If you choose to purchase a bottle, it must be picked up at either Stone in Escondido, California, or Berlin, Germany. Release date to be announced.

Read more: Stone Groundbreaking Collaboration Series

 

Posted in Brewery Expansions, Coming Soon, Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone To Build in Berlin, Germany Brewery

Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) promised a big announcement today. While everyone was expecting the announcement of an East Coast brewery, today the brewery announced the intention to build a craft brewery, restaurant and gardens in Berlin, Germany. Stone Brewing Berlin will cost $25 million to complete.

 Here are the details: 

  • The location is on 2 acres of land in Mariendorf, six miles south of the city’s Brandenburg Gate
  • The site contains a red brick main hall built in 1901 by Imperial Continental Gas Association.
  • Main Hall is 43,000 square feet
  • Two other buildings on site will be used for special events, beer packaging
  • The custom built brewhouse should open late 2015, 2016
  • Cost $25 million in renovations, contruction, and landscaping
  •  No plans on brewing traditional German styles
  • The first beers to come from the Berlin brewery are a series of limited releases called Stone Groundbreaking Collaborations.
  • Sold in 1.5 liter bottles for $50 dollars each, available through crowd funding campaign on IndieGoGo
  • Proceeds go to expediting construction in Berlin and the United States east coast brewery (not yet announced.)

Series Launch Beers Include: 

Imperial Royal Imperial Saison du BUFF – described as “an uber version” of the Saison that Stone first released in 2010 with Victory and Dogfish Head

SPECIAL bashah -a second take on the Black Double Belgian IPA brewed once before with Scotland’s BrewDog in 2009,

Super Duper Arrogant - a Strong Ale that revisits an earlier collaboration between Stone and Birrificio Le Baladin of Italy.

Posted in Coming Soon, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Fires Up Canning Line

Terrapin First Georgia Cans

Until today, Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, GA) has been canning offsite at Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, Connecticut. Terrapin has had the desire to can for a long time, and opted initially to see the viability (sell-through) of cans by contracting the process.

They started with RecreationAle, and recently added Hi-5 IPA. Both have done quite well for Terrapin, prompting them to order a canning line earlier in the year.

Today, the first canning run was successful tested. Very soon, both offerings will be Georgia brewed, and Georgia canned.

This opens the door to more Terrapin options in the can in the future. Personally, we’re gunning for Golden Ale.

Posted in Cigar City Brewing, Coming Soon

Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s 2014 Bottled

Cigar City Marshal Zhukov 2014

Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, FL) has just bottled Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout again. This big stout is on the brewery’s release calendar in August.

This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Georgy Zhukov, arguably one of the finest generals of World War II. Opaque black in color, with notes of espresso, chocolate, dark toffee and hints of blackstrap molasses. The English hop varietals provide a subtle herbal dryness, and finishes with a hearty slap of roasty espresso. Pair Marshal Zhukov’s with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia.

Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout is available in 22oz bottles.

Style: Imperial Stout
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Limited release.

11% ABV

Image via Cigar City Brewing