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

Terrapin Rise-n-Shine, second in “Wood” series this month

Terrapin Rise-n-Shine

Terrapin Rise-n-Shine will be the second release in the brewery’s Ales from the Wood Series this month.

This brand new series started with a collaboration with Richland Rum, out of Richland, Georgia. Brewery co-founder and brewmaster “Spike” aged their imperial India pale ale Hopzilla in the distillery’s rum barrels. Next up – Terrapin Rise-n-Shine.

If you haven’t already noticed, the name sounds a bit like another beer, W-n-B (aka Wake n’ Bake) for a good reason. That beer is aged in Tennessee whiskey oak barrels.

Deep inside a Tennessee whiskey barrel our award winning W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout  has been patiently aging for over one year. Please enjoy “Rise-n-Shine,” the second offering in our “Ales from the Wood” series of beers.

Terrapin Rise-n-Shine has been aging in oak for over a year.  22 ounce bottles and draft debut at a special release on December 11th. Distribution to follow shortly after.r

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Barrel Aged. Whiskey.)
Hops: Nuggest
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Crystal 85, Flaked Barley, Flaked Oats, Chocolate, Black, Roasted Barley

Availability: 22oz Bottles. R
Debut: 12/11/16

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Terrapin Rise n Shine Barrels

Stacks of Heaven Hill barrels full of Terrapin Wake-n-Bake. Pic: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Southern Tier Brewing

Southern Tier 2X Oak’d IPA debuts in January

Southern Tier 2X Oak'd IPA

Southern Tier 2X Oak’d IPA will debut in January, giving you an oaky way to start the new year.

A few years ago, the Lakewood, New York based brewery had an oaky rendition of their year-round Unearthly IPA, known as Oak Aged Unearthly. By our best estimates, that beer was retired over two years ago. Next year, the oak is coming back, with a syrupy friend.

Southern Tier 2X Oak’d IPA is joining the brewery’s seasonal lineup in January. It too is an imperial India pale ale aged on French oak chips, featuring Centennial, Chinook, and Cascade hops, four malts, plus a new ingredient – New York maple syrup. The resulting beer full of citrus and pine up front, with a touch of maple sweetness in the finish.

…Roasted malts bring a deep amber hue that’s matched by drums of maple syrup, which are added to help boost fermentation & provide a clean, earthy component with a slight residual sweetness.

Expect Southern Tier 2X Oak’d IPA in 12 ounce bottles and draft starting in January, 2017.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Maple Syrup. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Spring Seasonal.
Debut: January, 2017

8.2% ABV, 65 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night is about to put you in the Friend Zone

Monday Night Friend Zone

Monday Night Friend Zone is coming the the brewery’s Clip-On Series.

When your brewery your is riddled with neckties and you have a one-off/experimental series, what do you call it? The Clip-On Series. Back in September of 2015, the first Clip-On beer appeared – Serrano Eye Patch Ale. The series has grown to include beers like Blood Orange Blind Pirate, Cinnamon Cocoa Drafty Kilt.

Soon you are about to be put in the “friend zone”. (Don’t act like you haven’t been there before.) At least this one has beer in it.

Monday Night Friend Zone is a “SMASH” pale ale, meaning Single Malt and Single Hop beer. In this case, the citrusy Mandarina Bavaria hop, and Pilsner malt.

Once she tells you that she “loves you like a brother,” you know you’ve been relegated to the Friend Zone. If that ever happens, and we hope it doesn’t, this is your beer.

A single light malt gives hints of honey to sweeten your day. Mandarina Bavaria hops lend an aroma of sweet orange peel to remind you that one day someone else will find you a-peel-ing.

Monday Night Friend Zone will a 12 ounce bottle and draft release. Perfect for drinking while you figure out the next target for your affections.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria
Malt: Pilsner

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

6.2% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Westbrook Brewing Co

Dessert beer: Westbrook 6th Anniversary Hazelnut Chocolate Imperial Stout

Westbrook Hazelnut Chocolate Imperial Stout

Westbrook 6th Anniversary Hazelnut Chocolate Imperial Stout is on the way. Another for the dessert beer category.

This release is pretty straight forward. The Mount Pleasant, South Carolina based brewery created an imperial stout brewed with hazelnuts, cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, and candi sugar. (We are assuming the candi sugar is just to boost the alcohol by volume.) Your dessert beer is served.

Birthdays beer is how famed Mexican Cake got its start. Brewed to celebrate a big milestone, only to become an annual release. (Now with barrel-aged variants.) Last year’s edition, 5th Anniversary Chocolate Raspberry Imperial Stout is a 10.5% alcohol by volume imperial stout featured raspberries, vanilla beans and cocoa nibs.

Our 6th Anniversary beer is a rich and chocolatey imperial stout matured on cocoa nibs, roasted hazelnuts and vanilla beans.

Westbrook 6th Anniversary Hazelnut Chocolate Imperial Stout will be a 22 ounce bottle release.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Vanilla Beans, Hazelnuts, Cocoa Nibs, Candi Syrup.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Debut: TBA

10% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns Third Age, aged in sherry kicks off the new year

Three Taverns Third Age

Three Taverns Third Age, a barrel-aged old ale, is coming in January.

The strong ale has been aging in PX Sherry barrels, resulting in a very “intense” flavor experience according to the brewery.

…rich with the aroma and flavor of dark fruit, caramel and the intense complexities of sherry and oak.

In December, Helm’s Deep, another strong beer will debut in bottles.

Three Taverns Third Age will make a preview appearance at Atlanta’s Strong Beer Fest this weekend, and in 750 milliliter bottles in January, 2017.

Style: Old Ale (Barrel Aged. Sherry.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: January, 2017

11% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Napoleon Complex to be canned in 2017

Wicked Weed Napoleon Complex cans

Wicked Weed Napoleon Complex is a year-round offering by the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery. A pale ale with a big complex.

Wicked Weed Napoleon Complex departs from the standard pale ale, by taking a 5.2% alcohol by volume pale ale, and upping the hop bill. A small pale ale with a BIG hop presence. The beer has been available on draft for a little while before getting the nod for bottles.

RELATED: Wicked Weed expanding can production

In 2017, Napoleon Complex will be a part of the brewery’s expanded can lineup. Wicked Weed dabbled in cans with a handful of brewpub only cans. Next year, at least four of the brewery’s offerings will be canned and distributed.

Napoleon Complex is a small-statured pale ale with a larger-than-life attitude. Ignoring the industry standard of diminutive hop presence and mild manner, this pale ale will have most IPA’s contemplating their inadequacy. Little beer, big flavor, even bigger ego.

Wicked Weed Napoleon Complex is a bottle and draft offering. Expect cans in early 2017.

Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 11.2oz bottles, Draft. Year-round.
Release (Bottles & Draft): Late-January, 2016
Can Debut: 2017

5.2% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Half Acre Brewing

Half Acre Big Hugs with Coffee and Vanilla coming in December

Half Acre Big Hugs with Coffee and Vanilla

Half Acre Big Hugs with Coffee and Vanilla will join the brewery’s lineup alongside the annual Big Hugs release.

2016 marks the 8th release of Big Hugs, an imperial stout brewed with Dark Matter Coffee. As an added treat, the Chicago based brewery will release an edition with extra vanilla – aka Half Acre Big Hugs with Coffee and Vanilla.

22 ounce bottles will be available at the brewery on December 11th, 2016. $14 per bottle.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee, Vanilla Beans.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Brewery only.
Debut: 12/11/16

10% ABV