Victory Cage Radler, is a new bottle and can potential from the Downingtown, Pennsylvania brewery.
For those a little unfamiliar, the word radler is German for “cyclist”. As beer history mentions – in 1922 Franz Xaver Kugler, owner of a Bavarian beerhaus, was running low on beer, with a bar full of 1,000’s of thirsty cyclists. In a pinch, he blended lemon-lime soda (which wasn’t selling anyway because his customers just wanted to drink) and dunkel lager, creating the radler beer, or shandy.
A shandy is a 50/50 mix of beer and lemonade. In the case of Victory Cage Radler, the brewery uses a light lager to blend with lemon extract.
The resulting beer is 3% alcohol by volume, perfect for your demanding cyclist guests, or just to drink on a hot day.
Victory Cage Radler will be available in 12 ounce bottles and cans. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
Avery Callipygian Barrel-Aged Stout looks to be the 35th entry in the brewery’s on-going Barrel-Aged Series.
Bottling to occur in April, Avery Callipygian Barrel-Aged Stout features vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, cocoa, coffee, and bourbon barrel-aging.
No 35. She was twerking well before the word was in our vernacular. A true trailblazer. A mover and a shaker of monumental proportions. Our muse and inspiration for this full-bodied, bodacious , and well-rounded stout. You know we love big stouts and we cannot lie!
Avery Callipygian Barrel-Aged Stout will be a 12 ounce bottle offering. Limited as every release in the series.
Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo has already been available on draft in the past. In 2016, the beer looks to join the line of interesting variants.
Interesting variants? In case you’ve been out of the loop, Ballast Point started with Sculpin IPA, with Grapefruit Sculpin and Habanero Sculpin IPA following not far behind. In January, Ballast Point released Pineapple Sculpin, and Watermelon Dorado, and Mango Even Keel.
On deck, Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo, a spicy spin on the brewery’s witbier.
Our Thai Chili Wahoo is a favorite in our tasting rooms for its complex balance of ingredients. Citrus and spice have long been a part of our Wahoo White. In this edition, we added a dose of Thai chilies, even more head from ginger, and a counterpunch of lime. The flavors in this beer need to be experienced first-hand, so grab one and try it for yourself.
Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo will be a 12 ounce bottle, and draft offering. The brewery has not yet announced this release.
We had a sneak peek of upcoming Creature Comforts Emergence at Atlanta’s Nuit Belge this past weekend. This beer will be the brewery’s first large bottle release of 2016.
This release is an American wild ale, that has been fermented using at least four strains of Creature Comforts house Brettanomyces yeast. The wild ale has been resting in wine barrel until it was bottled in January, 2016.
Creature Comforts Emergence will be a 750 miliiter bottle offering. The brewery has not announced the exact release date.
We caught up with Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) and they have given Beer Street Journal a look a few tart beers coming up this year.
The first release already gets us excited for warmer weather – Terrapin Watermelon Gose. This will be the brewery’s first packaged gose style, a tart beer traditionally brewed with sea salt and coriander. Now, unless you haven’t paid a single lick of attention to the American craft beer scene at all in the past few years, the U.S. loves breaking tradition. Enter watermelon into the fold.
Terrapin Watermelon Gose will feature the best the gose has to offer, with a watermelon-y twist.
The tart beers won’t stop this beer in 2016. Terrapin’s tells us that their 14th Anniversary beer is a tart, Belgian-style red ale. Additionally, Free Spirit, their saison that celebrates a beautiful life lost, will be a collaboration with Copper Tail Brewing. Style – a dry-hopped tart saison. That brew-day is planned for March.
In the meantime, Terrapin Watermelon Gose cans should be on the ground by the end of February, ready to be filled in March.
Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose has already made a debut in bottles and draft. The brewery is expanded upon the success of both their base gose – The Kimmie, The Yink, and the Holy Gose, and Blood Orange Gose, with a watermelon edition. According to Anderson Valley, the beer was a fast-selling.
This week, Briney Melon Gose was officially canned. With this addition, the brewery now has three gose’ in cans.
Born from our passion for experimentation, our Briney Melon Gose boasts a thirst-quenching tartness that is perfectly balanced by subtle watermelon flavors and aromas. Gentle additions of sea salt create a refreshing harmony between the acidity and fruity sweetness leading to clean, dry finish.
Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose cans are expected as early as February, 2016.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. 12 oz cans (March, 2016)
Release: February, 2016 (Cans)
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown, is future bottle potential by the Grand Rapids, Michigan based brewery.
While this release doesn’t officially appear on the brewery’s release calendar, the brewery did mention a few new seasonals, appearing in May and fall, respectively. Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown has the look and feel of a beer from the brewery’s Backstage Series – Frangelic Mountain Brown Ale. While that edition was brewed with hazelnut coffee, this “mountain” brown ale is brewed with Sumatran coffee.
The is bold brown ale gets its body form a team of malts, including caramel malt for sweetness, flaked barley for dense foam, a bit of chocolate malt for color, and aromatic and munich malts for added depth. German and perle hops add a touch of bitterness to balance the sweetness. The addition of rich Sumatra coffee takes this perfectly balance brown ale to a decadent level.
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown will be a 12 ounce bottle release. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.