Goose Island Brewing (Chicago, IL ) preparing for the 2014 round of Bourbon County offerings. This year will see the release of a previous offering (or, at least a bit of a rendition of) Bourbon County Vanilla- Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla Rye.
It was 2010 when Goose Island released Bourbon County Vanilla. While that edition featured the base imperial stout, aged in Heaven Hill barrels with vanilla beans, this coming edition features the use of rye whiskey barrels. Two pounds of Mexican vanilla beans are in each barrel, sourced from four different distilleries.
We first bottled this beer at the countless requests of festival-goers who first tasted it. However, when that last bottle of Vanilla BCBS was was grabbed off the shelves four years ago, you needed more. We heard you in the brewery, at festivals, and where there was an open ear. Well, you weren’t alone. To be honest, we needed more too. We couldn’t be happier to make this beer again, and most of all, drink it with you once more.
The full Bourbon County line will include:
Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Vanilla Beans. Barrel Aged. Rye Bourbon)
Availability: 22oz bombers
Arrival: November 28th, 2014
The most recent release in SweetWater’s Dank Tank Series was a hoppy imperial IPA by the name of Johnny Hash.
The IPA was hopped with the dust that is left behind after hops are extruded in the pelletizing process. Many people thought it was one of the best offerings SweetWater has made to date. The brewery heard your feed back, and is bringing Hop Hash into the mix.
We scraped all the HASH out of the Yakima hop pelletizers that we could get our sticky fingers on to concoct the dankest double IPA out there. The pure hop lupulin, AKA “HASH” (the resiny stuff!), meshes seamlessly with the 2-row, pilsner and wheat malts, allowing it to deliver a pungent punch to the palate.
This round finds a similar version of the popular Dank Tank in 12oz bottles, and draft. Official announcement to come from the brewery soon.
Style: IPA (w/ Hop Hash)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Lonerider Brewing Company (Raleigh, NC) recently made the switch from bottles to cans. The brewery made use of a mobile canning service while the new canning line was ordered and installed.
First off the line was Sweet Josie, and Shotgun Betty and Peacemaker Pale Ale. Soon, you’ll see their fall offering, Tombstone Rye Stout. Test batches of the new offering debuted that the brewery’s taproom “The Hideout” in June.
This could be your huckleberry (no fruit added, just wordplay). Boasting flavors from chocolate and rye malts. Tombstone Rye Stout is our fall seasonal offering. The addition of flaked rye adds an earthy character in this full bodied stout that finishes smooth.
In addition, don’t miss cans of Eve Amber Ale. Lonerider Tombstone Rye Stout will be available in 12oz cans and draft.
Clown Shoes Beer (Ipswich, MA) is teaming up with Sunset Grill & Bar in Boston for a boozy special release
Clown Shoes Exorcism at Sunset is the brewery’s 11% imperial stout Undead Party Crasher, aged 100% in bourbon barrels. 22oz bottles, home state release only.
Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bombers. MA only.
Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) looks to be taking their Smoked Porter and adding in chocolate and orange to the mix.
Currently, it seems that it will be a draft only offering, but that could change.
In the meantime, check out the latest string of news from the brewery.
Southern Tier Brewing (Lakewood, NY) is creating a beer in the tradition of British IPAs, Brit Hop.
The Brewer’s Star Series is dedicated to the age-old talisman representing the six points of purity in brewing: water, hops, malt, grain, yeast and, the brewer.
Brit Hop is brewed in the tradition of classic IPAs from the 19th century. That was a time when beer was literally shipped around the world for the emissaries of the British Empire stationed in India.
Southern Tier Brit Hop features 4 varieties of hops, and 1 malt, packaged in 22oz bombers.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Stone Brewing Co. has added the option to purchase another “Groundbreaking Collaboration”, this time with Lost Abbey out of San Marcos, California.
Just like the Alesmith collaboration, WHAT is actually will be is unknown, but the duo promises “it will be awesome. “
The 1.5 liter bottle runs $30 dollars, and has to be picked up in Escondido, California, Berlin, Germany, or the yet-to-be named east coast brewery.
Grab yours now [IndiGoGo]