Sierra Nevada (CA/NC) will launch a throwback Beer Camp seasonal in early spring – 2015 Beer Camp Hoppy Lager.
Hoppy Lager is a re-realized edition of Sierra Nevada & Ballast Point’s Electric Ray, found in this past summer’s Beer Camp Across America.
Last summer we teamed up with San Diego’s Ballast Point for a hop-head twist on a crisp lager. We remixed this encore which is loaded with whole-cone hops in the brew kettle in our Hop Torpedo to deliver a bold aroma back by smooth malt flavor.
The brewery tells Beer Street Journal that it plans on hand selecting a special beer camp offering from the past (not just Beer Camp Across America) to be a Beer Camp seasonal in the future. This is just the beginning.
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Arrival: Early Spring, 2014
Back in August, brewer John Roberts at Max Lager’s (Atlanta, GA) released a hoppy India pale lager dubbed Atomic Frog in time for DragonCon. (Not a nerd? Look it up.) The beer was a cross-town collaboration with Red Brick Brewing.
It hit taps first at Max Lagers, with Red Brick Brewing adding bottles this winter. Atomic Frog is design is a “double india pale lager”, that features hops notes of lime zest, mango, guava, and melon.
Red Brick/Max Lager’s Atomic Frog will be available in 22oz bombers in their 7 state distribution soon.
Style: India Pale Lager
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
In 2013, Red Hare Brewing (Marietta, GA) released Sticky Stout, an oatmeal stout, draft only. It’s popularity is prompting an upgrade into the brewery’s can lineup.
Sticky Stout’s blend of oats and dark roasted malts give this beer a full body with a light sweetness and hints of chocolate and coffee. Whether stuck in the next ice storm or celebrating the holidays this is the perfect stout to get you through the winter with its 6.5%
Red Hare Sticky Stout will be available in 12oz cans and draft, and will be the brewery’s first seasonal can offering.
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. (Currently listed as a winter seasonal)
Arrival: November, 2014 (GA, TN, SC)
6.5% ABV, 17 IBUs
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