As the brewery’s robust, coffee-laden imperial stout is hitting shelves for the 10th year, French Toasted W-n-B won’t be far behind, utilizing Athens, Georgia based Jittery Joe’s coffee, plus maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon to make a beer perfect for breakfast.
Breakfast in a bottle returns this year with one of our favorite morning time treats. French toasted w-n-B combines big maple syrup notes, fresh coffee, and hence of vanilla and cinnamon to stand out among the ordinary Imperial Stout. With this much decadence packed into one bottle, this beer will get you back to the table for another round.
Terrapin French Toasted W-n-B will be available in 22oz bottles and draft. Moo-hoochiato will hit shelves soon. Beer Street Journal is told French Toast W-n-B will arrive before the end of 2014.
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Sierra Nevada will celebrate the first anniversary of their Torpedo Room in Berkeley, California next month. In honor of this milestone, the brewery is releasing Barrel-aged Torpedo Extra IPA.
A year ago, Sierra Nevada opened the Torpedo Room on Fourth Street in Berkeley, California. The intimate space features 16 taps ranging from year round offerings to small batch offerings. A small taste of the Sierra Nevada culture nestled away from the hustle and bustle of Chico. (or Mills River for that matter.)
Our year round hop bomb Torpedo Extra IPA received special treatment, spending nearly 3 months in bourbon barrels into which we stuffed fresh Citra and Pacifica hops. While Torpedo’s normal aroma assault evolved during its hibernation, it emerged equally bold. The rich barrel character and fruity hops intertwine for a dynamic brew who’s mango and peach notes precede coconut and vanilla sweetness. The smoothness of our Barrel Aged Torpedo the lies it’s my in-depth, so sip slowly and among good company.
Sierra Nevada Barrel-aged Torpedo Extra IPA will be available in 750ml bottles, corked & caged at the Torpedo Room, and the gift shops in Mills River, NC, and Chico, CA.
Now that the brewery has their own canning line in house, Terrapin will soon release their third can offering, Mosaic Red Rye India Pale Ale.
Like a fine piece of art, “Mosaic” Red Rye IPA is masterfully created by using 100% mosaic hops throughout the brew. With it’s a aesthetically pleasing ruby red color and spatial depth from the Rye malt this handcrafted masterpiece leaves your pallets canvas open to interpretation.
Style: Rye Beer
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal can offering.
The brewery just unveiled a new tap room this month also…
Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Anniversary Ale is wildly popular among beer fans. If you ask me, it’s because the brewery pays extremely close attention to the blending process.
Firestone Walker XVIII is a barrel aged blend of nine different beers, blended by not only the brewery, but 14 winemakers. The group is paired off, each making their own blends from the component beers. The choice blends are presented to the group to be blind tasted. Most votes becomes Firestone Walker Anniversary Ale.
The final blend (what you’re waiting to see) includes two collaboration beers Firestone Walker created with Three Floyds (Ol’ Leghorn) and Flying Dog (Hydra Cuvée).
Firestone Walker XVII is:
- Parabola – Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout, aged in Bourbon Barrels. 38% of Final Blend
- Helldorado – Blonde Barleywine, Aged in bourbon and brandy Barrels. 16% of Final Blend
- Bravo - Imperial Brown Ale, aged in bourbon & brandy barrels. 16% of Final Blend
- Stickee Monkee – Quadrupel, aged in bourbon & Whiskey Barrels. 14% of Final Blend
- Velvet Merkin – Oatmeal stout, aged in bourbon barrels. 5% of Final Blend
- Hydra Cuvée – Hoppy Dark Ale, collaboration with Flying Dog, aged bourbon barrels. 4% of Final Blend.
- Wookey Jack – Black Rye IPA. 3% of Final Blend
- Ol’ Leghorn – Blonde Barleywine aged in American Oak Barrels. 3 Floyds collaboration. 2% of Final Blend
- Double Jack – Imperial IPA. 2% of Final Blend
Firestone Walker is a blend of 227 barrels, and 9 different beers. XVII will be available in 227 barrels, and will be available in 22oz bombers.
Sierra Nevada (CA/NC) will launch a throwback Beer Camp seasonal in early spring – 2015 Beer Camp Hoppy Lager.
Hoppy Lager is a re-realized edition of Sierra Nevada & Ballast Point’s Electric Ray, found in this past summer’s Beer Camp Across America.
Last summer we teamed up with San Diego’s Ballast Point for a hop-head twist on a crisp lager. We remixed this encore which is loaded with whole-cone hops in the brew kettle in our Hop Torpedo to deliver a bold aroma back by smooth malt flavor.
The brewery tells Beer Street Journal that it plans on hand selecting a special beer camp offering from the past (not just Beer Camp Across America) to be a Beer Camp seasonal in the future. This is just the beginning.
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Arrival: Early Spring, 2014
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.
In 2013, Red Hare Brewing (Marietta, GA) released Sticky Stout, an oatmeal stout, draft only. It’s popularity is prompting an upgrade into the brewery’s can lineup.
Sticky Stout’s blend of oats and dark roasted malts give this beer a full body with a light sweetness and hints of chocolate and coffee. Whether stuck in the next ice storm or celebrating the holidays this is the perfect stout to get you through the winter with its 6.5%
Red Hare Sticky Stout will be available in 12oz cans and draft, and will be the brewery’s first seasonal can offering.
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. (Currently listed as a winter seasonal)
Arrival: November, 2014 (GA, TN, SC)
6.5% ABV, 17 IBUs