SweetWater Pulled Porter is next up in the brewery’s Dank Tank Series. Like many other breweries, the Dank Tank series offers brewers a chance to experiment and play.
SweetWater Pulled Porter is probably one of the most experimental yet, using one of the brewery’s base porters, with smoked malt for a bacon-y flavor. Back in October, SweetWater took malt to one of Atlanta’s most celebrated bbq joints, Fox Brothers. The malt was slow smoked over the course of three days, ahead of brew day.
On the farm way too long, ol’ McDanko began showing some worrisome tendencies. Following a solid session in the hot box smoking malt, he was overcome by a methane cloud emoted from the herd. Ya heard? Reaching for the hops, he goofed and grabbed porky by the e-i-e-i-oh and plopped her in the brew kettle slow and low —that is the tempo. Knock knock —who’s them? It’s McDanko’s inbred neighbor, Geri Reynolds, swinging by delivering his deliverance with some fat back hem and some fat back them. Stepping out past some Foxy brothers picking a banjo on the porch to sample his wares, McDanko, doubled over the chopping block and squealed like a pig – wieii wieii — proclaiming this to be the most bodacious bacon beer brewed this side of the Chattoog-a!
SweetWater Pulled Porter is a draft and 22 ounce bottle offering.
Note: The brewery has not announced this offering. Also, it has not commented about the ACTUAL use of bacon in the brewing process. If you don’t eat bacon, or meat, and it says bacon on it, probably good not to drink it. (Common sense statement there.)
Style: Smoked Porter
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Release: December, 2015
Southern Tier 2XSMaSH, a new release in the brewery’s single malt/single hop India pale ale series, arrives in January, 2016.
Taking beer ingredients down to the simplest form, Southern Tier 2XSMaSH uses special pale malt, and hopped it with only Mosaic hops. The simplified recipe partners the two ingredients, so both flavors pop. (Plus yeast and water, if you want to get technical.)
2XSMaSH is the newest in our line of single malt and single hop India Pale Ales brewed with Mosaic hops and Special pale malt. Even simplified to one variety of hop and one type of malt it is amazing how complex the flavor is. Mosaic hops are known for their luxurious tropical citrus notes like passionfruit and work absolutely brilliantly with the richness of Special Pale malt.
Southern Tier 2XSMaSH will be available in 12 ounce bottles and draft starting in January, through spring, 2016.
Style: Imperial IPA
Malts: Special Pale Malt
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: January, 2016
Southern Tier Backburner, the brewery’s barleywine will make a seasonal return in January, 2016. This release will feature 12 ounce bottles for the first time.
Long ago, British farmhouse brewers made special ales using the first runnings of the mash. These beers, now called barley wine, are brewed in the tradition of days past. At Southern Tier this long awaited brew is placed on the back burner until the start of the new year. Back Burner Barley Wine is a celebration of things to come and things remembered. It’s conceived in three small batches, using voluminous amounts of barley and hops. The process starts early in the morning and ends late into the night. We hope this rare brew reignites your spirit for another trip around the sun.
Southern Tier Backburner is a seasonal offering in 22 and 12 ounce bottles and draft.
Hops: Kettle – Chinook. Aroma – Willamette. Dry Hop – Amarillo, Centennial.
Malts: 2 Row Pale. Light & Dark Caramel
Availability: 22oz Bottles, 12oz Bottles (NEW). Draft Offerings. January seasonal
Leinenkugel Watermelon Shandy will join the brewery’s shandy lineup in the near future.
The beer/lemonade hybrid lineup already includes Summer, Harvest Patch, Grapefruit, and Cranberry Ginger. The shandy line has been very successful for the Leine’s family, prompting all the brand extensions over the past few years.
One unique take on the style is our Watermelon Shandy, a mix of traditional Weiss beer balanced with a hint of watermelon flavor fora taste made for summer.
Leinenkugel Watermelon Shandy will be a 12 ounce can offering. The brewery has not yet announced this release.
Wicked Weed Angel of Darkness is coming in December, the culmination of a year-long Angels Series.
2015 has seen the releases of Red Angel, Golden Angel, and White Angel. The final angel – Wicked Weed Angel of Darkness, has spent more time in the barrel than any Angel in the series, and that’s because of the Oloroso Sherry barrels. (Plus the metric ton of boysenberries, raspberries, blackberries, and cherries that have been quietly adding flavor.) All total, that’s 3 tons of fruit, and 16 months of maturation.
Much like sour beer, Oloroso sherry (fortified wine), relies on oxidative aging and a protective pellicle to develop full, rustic flavors in these oak vessels.
Wicked Weed Angel of Darkness release tickets will go on sale on November 21st, at 12 noon (EST). Bottle pick-up is December 12th and 13th, 2015.
Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker, a new wheat ale brewed, is on the horizon from the San Diego, California based brewery.
The soft wheat base for Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker sets the stage for the passionfruit tea, and juice that will headline this beer’s flavor. (and ultimately, ratings.)
We’ve kicked it up a notch by adding a tropical twist to this refreshing ale. Get amped on Passion Fruit Kicker – a jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, smooth brew with sweet, tart, fruity flavor. We layer passion fruit tea and passion fruit juice with wheat malt and 2-row malted barley to bring you this exhilarating crowd pleaser. Your palate will do a 360 for more of this luscious wheat ale.
Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker will be a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
Not Your Fathers Ginger Ale is now available from Small Town Brewery.
Small Town Brewery is owned and operated by Tim Kovac, and made national headlines with the launch of Not Your Fathers Root Beer. The booze meets dessert brand has made millions this year as it has been rolling out nationally.
The next innovation is a ginger ale/addition is now available – Not Your Fathers Ginger Ale. A 5.9% alcohol by volume ginger beer meant to be served over ice. (Or with bourbon if it were us.) This new brand extension – described as “gruit-inspired botanical beer brewed with ginger”, is suggested for use Dark & Stormy & Moscow Mule cocktails.
We like to think of it as a refreshing ale brewed with ginger.
Not Your Fathers Ginger Ale is rolling out in 40 states through Pabst distributors, and nationally by February, 2016. ERP is $10.99/6 pack.
Style: Ginger Beer
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Cans
Release: November, 2015