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Posted in Catawba Brewing, Coming Soon

Catawba HOPness IPA up next in cans

Catawba HOPness IPA

Catawba HOPness IPA debuts on Saturday May 20th.

This new year-round IPA features Citra and Cascade hops in the boil, and is dry hopped with Amarillo.

This IPA boasts a big biting hop profile layered with ripe tropical fruit, juicy citrus, and pine. At 6.5 percent ABV and 60 IBUs, it strikes the perfect balance of everyday drinkability with intensely aromatic and flavorful hop character.

Catawba HOPness IPA will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft in all 5 states currently apart for he brewery’s distigubiotn.

Style: IPA
Hops: Citra, Cascade, Amarillo

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: NC, SC, TN, AL, GA
Debut: Late May, 2017

6.5% ABV, 60 IBUS

Posted in Coming Soon, Jester King Brewery

SweetWater Black Lager will be Hatchery Release #3

SweetWater Black Lager

SweetWater Black Lager is slated to be the third release from the brewery’s pilot system “The Hatchery”.

For the first time in 20 years, Atlanta’s largest craft brewery has a pilot system. The inaugural release was Mosaic IPA (a beer we hope they upscale to full production). Available now is Mexican Lager, perfect for the 90 degree Atlanta days.

Up next is SweetWater Black Lager (aka Schwarzbier), expected in late summer/fall.

Malt forward with chocolate and cashew, balanced with hops sitting quietly in the background.

SweetWater Black Lager will be available in 12 ounce bottles and draft. The Hatchery Series beers can be found in the brewery’s mixed packs, and in 6-packs at the brewery.

Style: Schwarzbier
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Late Summer/Fall, 2017

5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Jester King Brewery

It’s all about the bees. Jester King Queen’s Order

Jester King Queen's Order

Jester King Queen’s Order debuts at the brewery in Austin, Texas on May 19th.

The base beer is a farmhouse ale brewed with Texas-grown Eureka and Ujukitsu lemons, along with Texas Guajillo honey.Brewed back in February of the year, Jester King Queen’s Order was fermented in stainless steel with a blend of native yeast and bacteria.

“Queen’s Order” is a nod to the 1,000s of little workers that make the sticky, delicious nectar both in Texas and beyond. Austin is home to the National Honey Beer Summit taking place later this month.

Look at them crank. These are the tiny, well-oiled gears of an industry. They are paragons of fealty; each of their lifespans represents the durability of a replaceable component in a machine built for another’s purpose. It is fascinating to watch them buzz along endlessly like characters in their own dystopian novel, unaware of their audience and unable to afford a single thought beyond the Queen’s Order.

Jester King Queen’s Order will be available in 750 milliliter bottles and draft when the brewery opens on May 19th.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Honey. Lemons.)
Hops: Perle
Malts: Pilsner, Spelt, Rolled Oats

Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 5/19/17

4% ABV

Posted in Carolina Bauernhaus Ales, Coming Soon

Watermelons. Carolina Bauernhaus Bradford debuts May 20th

Carolina Bauernhaus Bradford

Carolina Bauernhaus Bradford, a watermelon wild ale, debuts on May 20th.

Heirloom Bradford watermelons take the lead in Carolina Bauernhaus Bradford. The melons are touted as one of the sweetest and most flavorful melon. The American wild ale has been fermenting in oak barrels for 10 months in a blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, before being introduced to the melons.

Our ale was fermented with a blend of native yeast locally collected by SouthYeast Labs and a blend of wild yeasts and bacteria added to the barrel. A massive amount of farm fresh Bradford watermelons were added after aging for a bright, refreshing, and very South Carolina summer-like flavor braced by a tart sour finish.

Carolina Bauernhaus Bradford will be available in 750 milliliter bottles, when the brewery opens on May 20th.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Watermelons. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 5/20/17

6.2% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Firestone Walker Brewing

Firestone Walker Mocha Merlin is slated for cans

Firestone Walker Mocha Merlin cans

Firestone Walker Mocha Merlin is on the can radar in Paso Robles, California.

In 2014, the brewery released a Velvet Mocha Merlin, an oatmeal stout is infused with coffee beans and cocoa nibs. That beer appeared as a part of The Winter Bundle that year. Assuming the beers are related, Mocha Merlin follows the same creamy, coffee path.

The brewery’s can lineup includes DBA, Pale 31, Union Jack IPA, Easy Jack IPA, Pivo Hoppy PIls, Luponic Distortion and new Leo v. Ursus.

Firestone Walker Mocha Merlin will be a available in 12 ounce cans/ 6 packs. Estimated release is early fall, 2017. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style: Oatmeal Stout (w/ Coffee, Cocoa Nibs)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Debut (Cans): TBA

5.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone is brewing a New England IPA, Nor’East Nod

Stone Nor' East Nod

It’s undeniable that Stone Brewing is well-known for brewing big west coast style IPAs. Breweries like Stone and Sierra Nevada have shaped the perception of the American IPA. Then quietly, or not-so-quietly, folks in New England brought the the haze craze to life. Paying homage to the new, Stone Nor’ East Nod Double IPA is coming.

The lack of bitterness is an earmark of the “New England Style IPA” or NEIPA. Stone’s repertoire of west coast styles are big on hops, finishing notably bitter. Stone Nor’ East Nod Double IPA will be far less so than the brewery is accustomed to.

The 21st Anniversary Nor’East Nod India pale ale is in inspiration of, and ode to, what many of our comrades in the northeast are currently brewing, and we happily drinking. It’s an India pale ale, for sure, but not like we’ve ever experienced before. Our past as early progenitor of the West Coast style of India pale ale means we are intimately familiar, in fact still very much in love with, lingering bitterness. Unlike that, THIS India pale ale is all ’bout hop flavor with a sweet, bright, decidedly UN-bitter finish. ‘Nuff said. Give this sweet hoppy nectar a try. We’re pretty sure you’ll like it as much as we do.

Stone Nor’ East Nod Double IPA is slated for 22 ounce bottles and draft, potentially in August. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: August, 2017

9% ABV

Posted in Carolina Bauernhaus Ales, Coming Soon

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek releases May 6th

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek is up next in bottle for the Anderson, South Carolina based brewery.

The brewery’s base sour golden ale has been aged in Petite Syrah barrels before head brewer Keston Helfrich blended in a hefty chunk of art Montmorency cherries. By now the flavor of this future release should be taking shape.

We native fermented and aged our golden sour ale in Petite Syrah barrels before blending in a massive amount of tart Montmorency cherries to create a delightfully refreshing petite sour ale with a light body, tart acidity, bright pie cherry flavor , and a subtle barrel funk. This unique regional ale draws its acidity from a strain of lactobacillus isolated by SouthYeast labs from opuntia fruit in La France, South Carolina and a blend of locally captured native yeasts.

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek will be available in 750ml bottles at the brewery starting May 6th.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Cherries. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Debut: 4/6/17

4.5 ABV