Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville, NC) will release a new, American wild, bourbon barrel aged, imperial stout on Halloween you’ll know as Dark Arts.
Tickets to the event are sold out, but for those interested in labels, the art for this offering is a little bit of a departure for Wicked Weed’s colorful labels.
More on Wicked Weed Dark Arts
On November 17th, 1989, John McDonald sold his first keg of Boulevard beer. One day later, John Odell sold his first keg, kicking off a quarter century of brewing success. To honor the occasion, the breweries are creating Silver Anniversary Ale.
On November 17, 1989 John McDonald loaded a keg of Boulevard Pale Ale into the back of his pick up truck and drove to a restaurant a few blocks down the street. Scarcely 24 hours later and 650 miles away, Doug Odell loaded a keg of Odell Golden Ale into the back of his pick up truck and… You get the idea. They were the first kegs of beer either of them ever sold, but they wouldn’t be the last. This golden copper ale celebrates 25 years of brewing with an ample body of caramel – toffee malt balance by piney hop notes. Here’s a toast to working hard and sticking with it. Cheers!
Both Odell Brewing and Boulevard Brewing are slated to release either own editions of Silver Anniversary Ale. The Boulevard edition depicted here will be packaged in 750ml bottles.
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft.
Avondale Brewing Company (Birmingham, AL) will launch their first canned beers on October 31st. The brewery currently has 22oz bombers in their package lineup.
First canned beers include Battlefield IPA, and Pachyderm Pale Wheat, both year round, and in 12oz cans.
Avondale Brewing Company opened in 2011.
Image via Avondale Brewing
Back in February, Red Hare Brewing (Marietta, GA) released Cotton Tail Pale Ale as a draft only release. It seems destined for package in the future.
You’ve caught the Red Hare in his natural habitat. Bellied up to the bar, unwinding and enjoying his Cotton Tail Pale Ale. It’s the flavorful . ale ale with a sweet malty backbone and a hint of orange. Refreshing, with a clean finish that begs for more. Just don’t ask him to share his ale, or he’ll ask you to kiss his tail.
Red Hare Cotton Tail Pale Ale is a seasonal offering by the brewery. Other coming can offering is Sticky Stout, also previously a draft only release.
Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal offering.
5.5% ABV, 37 IBUs
Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks will release El Gourdo in November, 2013. The beer got its start last year, when a local pumpkin patch ask the brewery to take in orphaned Cinderella pumpkins.
The pumpkins were fire roasted with bay leaf and walnuts, in an oven fueled by brandy and white oak staves. 500 pounds of the roasted pumpkins were added to the base beer blend to ferment and oak age for nearly a year.
…The resulting beer is subtle yet firm. Roasting releases naturally sweet spicy pumpkin, brown sugar, and nutty flavors and aromas, which mingle nicely with an earthy funk, toasted oak and assertive acidity.
5.8% ABV, 5 IBUs
The blending components below…
012 Lil Mikkel Saison 66% 24 months French & American Oak
2013 Agrestic Ale American Wild Red 33% 12 months French & American Oak
In late fall/early winter, Olde Hickory Brewery (Hickory, NC) releases a formidable barrel aged imperial stout, The Event Horizon.
This year, the label art gets a sleek overhaul.
The Event Horizon is the point of no return. Once you have entered the realm of this supermassive imperial stout you are there for good. The cosmically heavy body sucks you in. It’s unfathomably deep and black, tasting of rich coffee and chocolate. The faint twinkle of honey is the last sensation you experience before the taste of bourbon washes over you with notes of cracked nuts and vanilla bean. Prepare to have your tongue spagettified.
Olde Hickory The Event Horizon is available in 22oz bombers.
The 23rd release in Avery Brewing’s Barrel-aged Series will be Antonius’ Carmen Sour Ale. Aged in Madeira wine barrels.
On Sunday, October 12th, the brewery releases No. 21, Black Eye Imperial Stout. For those keeping track, 5 Monks Barrel Aged Belgian-style Quintuple Ale is among the most recent in the series, along with Antonius’ Carmen.
For Dad, And his love of silly songs and sayings.
Avery Antonius’ Carmen will be available in 12oz bottles.
Note: This is a “sneak peek.” Details, release date, or release at all, are subject to change at anytime by the brewery.