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Posted in Coming Soon, Heavy Seas

Heavy Seas Smooth Sail Arrives in April

Heavy Seas Smooth Sail Cans

Heavy Seas Smooth Sail Summer Ale arrives in April.

The brewery just launched their first year round beer in more than a decade, Crossbones Session IPA. The barrel aged, limited series known as Uncharted Waters, has a few new releases on the way.

Perfect for warm weather, Smooth is a wheat ale, brewed with orange and lemon peel.

…Brewmaster, Chris Leonard, “Smooth Sail Summer Ale is a beer that has been in development for quite some time. The goal was to produce a light, refreshing, flavorful beer that appeals to active folks and will become an integral part of warm weather fun. The beer is more than 20% malted wheat, giving it an airy mouthfeel and a frothy head. We’ve employed a neutral strain of “wheat” yeast to produce a clean tasting beer that is delicate on the palate. American hops are introduced late in the boil to impart a crisp flavor dimension. Finally, dried orange and lemon peel went into in our hopback to provide a fruity, citrus aroma – without adding sweetness…

Heavy Seas Smooth Sail Summer Ale will be available only in cans and draft.

Style: Wheat Ale (w/ Lemon Peel, Orange Peel.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Release: April, 2015

4.5% ABV


Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Victory Brewing Company

Victory Kuhl Kolsch, A Bottle Potential

Victory Kuhl Kolsch

Victory Kuhl Kolsch is on the horizon from the Downington, Pennsylvania brewery. The brewery intends for this beer to be a warm weather release.

Enliven in your senses with this crisp and delicate brew the traces its stylistic roots back to Koln, Germany. Premium malts and hops from its historic home give it just the right balance of sweet and sharp flavors, in measures perfect to soothe your sizzling summer fun. Weather at the beach or a BBQ, Kuhn Kolsch beckons you to Taste Victory!

Victory Kuln Kolsch will be available in 12oz bottles and draft. The brewery has not yet officially announced this release.

Style: Kolsch
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: TBA

4.9% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Victory Brewing Company

Victory Sour Monkey, A Wild Take on a Tripel

Victory Sour Monkey

Victory Sour Monkey is a new twist on the brewery’s year round favorite, Golden Monkey. The Belgian-style tripel has spent some time fermenting with Brettanomyces yeast and souring bacteria.

This electrifying transformation of our famed Golden Monkey may just blow your mind. Tastefully twisted to offer nuances of sweet fruit and sharp tang of tartness, this exhilarating combination of flavors makes this brew a Monkey all its own. C’mon respect the monkey and taste Victory!

Victory Sour Monkey will be available in 750ml bottles. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.

Style: American Wild Ale
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Release: TBA

9.5% ABV

Note: This is a “first look” preview. Details are subject to change at anytime by the brewery. 

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Pale Ale 2.0, A Bottle Potential

Stone Pale Ale 2.0

A new spin on a Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) classic – Stone Pale Ale 2.0. This yet-to-be announced offering from the brewery looks to build on the history (and flavor) of Stone Pale Ale.

Stone Pale 2.0 uses a fairly new varietal of hop the Mandarins Bavaria. The original Stone Pale Ale uses Magnum and Ahtanum hops.

As artisans, our passion for brewing is embodied in our beers. With this pale ale, our verve is represented with the classic quartet of hops, malt, water and yeast. In your first sip, you will encounter the best of two worlds—the New and the Old. This decidedly American West Coast pale ale showcases the full essence of the vivid Mandarins Bavaria hop, a relatively new varietal born from the storied fields of Bavaria. Floral notes and bright flavors akin to the mandarin oranges referenced in the hop’s moniker come to the forefront against a crisp, highly satisfying malt backdrop. In this but you can contemplate aspects of our past, present and future. Welcome to Stone Pale Ale 2.0, the out evolution in our brewing story. We’re glad you’re with us on this journey!

Stone Pale Ale 2.0 is a 12oz bottle release. The brewery has not yet officially announced this offering.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria
Release: TBA

6% ABV

Note: This is a “first look” preview. Details are subject to change at anytime by the brewery. 
Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye Coming to Cans

Creature Comfort Reclaimed Rye

Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye is slated to be the next can in the brewery’s young lineup.

Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye is a year round offering by Athens, Georgia brewery. For this release, the brewery creates a rye based amber ale and ages it on French oak.

A uniquely complex and flavorful amber ale. French oak and rye malt lend to a well-rounded body with delicate undertones of toasted bread, spice, and subtle vanilla. We set out to show a new light onto the amber style with this beer, and to reclaim it back from the ordinary. Easy to drink with friends at the pub, or just as good as a companion contemplating the stars, Reclaimed Rye is a collection of familiar voices singing a new harmony. 

Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye joins Athena and Tropicalia in 12oz cans. Bibo Pilsner, another year round offering, will also be canned. The designs are the brainchild of creative genius Kim Kirby of Young Athenians.

The brewery is installing extra fermentation capacity this week that will allow them to send cans to Atlanta.

Style: Rye Beer (Oak Aged.)
Availability: Draft (Current) 12oz Cans, Soon.

5.5% ABV

Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye can Image via the brewery.

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Ommegang

Ommegang Nirvana IPA, A Brewery First

Ommegang Nirvana IPA WM

Brewery Ommegang Nirvana IPA is headed your way in April, 2015.

Ommegang Nirvana IPA marks the first time the brewery has ever released an India pale ale. This small departure from Ommegang tradition uses Bravo, Simcoe, Centennial, Topaz, and Mosaic, dry-hopped with Centennial, Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo to create a beer full of fruity aromas and flavors.

“Over the past two years, our brew team’s explorations with hops yielded some very lovely beers, including Hop House and Fleur de Houblon, our summer seasonal,” said Phil Leinhart, Ommegang Brewmaster. “Nirvana IPA is the most adventurous hoppy beer to date for us and it really strikes at the sweet-spot of what more and more craft beer drinkers seem to be craving – a mid-level ABV beer with strong hop character that fits a variety of occasions.”

Ommegang Nirvana IPA will initially only be available in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT.) Interestingly, this is the first beer produced at Boulevard Brewing Co, both a part of the the Duvel family, as they are 6-pack capable. Ommegang’s Mike McManus worked on the recipe in Cooperstown before working with Boulevard on the hoppy project.

Expect Ommegang Nirvana IPA in April, 2015.

Style: IPA
Hops: Bravo, Simcoe, Centennial, Topaz, Mosaic, Centennial Citra, Amarillo
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Distribution: NY, NJ, CT

Release: April, 2015

6.2% ABV

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

First Look: Terrapin Rye Pale Ale Cans

Terrapin Rye Pale Cans

Terrapin Rye Pale Ale will soon launch in 12oz cans. The brewery is actively making a shift cans across the portfolio. By the end of 2015, more more than half of the lineup will be canned.

Today, Dustin Watts, VP of marketing with Terrapin, shot over some of the first shots of the new Rye Pale cans right off the line at Ball Corp. in Colorado. The beer is a year round offering in 12oz bottles and draft currently, that debuted in 2002.

By using an exact amount of rye, a grain seldom found in other micro brewed beers, the Rye Pale Ale acquires its signature taste. Made with five varieties of hops and a generous amount of specialty malts, it offers a complex flavor and aroma that is both aggressive and well balanced – a rare find among beers

Terrapin Rye Pale Ale cans join Hi-5 IPA, RecreationALE, and just released Mosaic in the canned lineup.

Style: Rye Beer (Pale Ale Base)
Hops: Magnum, Fuggle, East Kent Golding, Cascade, (Amarillo – dry hop)
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Munich, Malted Rye, Victory Malt, Honey Malt

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. 12oz Cans (Soon).
Release: Late March, 2015

5.5% ABV

Images via Terrapin Beer Co. 

Terrapin Rye Pale 2