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Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Evil Twin Brewing, Prairie Artisanal Ales

800 Bottles: Prairie/Evil Twin Coolship Truck

Prairie Artisan Ales Coolship Truck

Prairie Artisan Ales and Evil Twin Brewing started this project late last year.

The two breweries co-brewed a new American wild ale, using a coolship on wheels (in a truck.) A coolship is a basically a shallow tub that allows for a lot of surface area exposure for hot wort. The wort cools overnight, while collecting airborne yeast that will spontaneously ferment the beer.

Last month, Prairie tweeted that around 800 bottles of Coolship Truck have made it into existence.

To the best of my knowledge, the bottles have not been released yet. There are some Untappd ratings from the tap room .

Style: American Wild Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Release: TBA

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Flying Dog Brewing

Flying Dog Cookie Inspired: Oatmeal Raisin Stout

Flying Dog Oatmeal Raisin Stout

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, MD) is working on a new cookie inspired beer series with Baltimore based Otterbein’s Bakery to create offerings like Flying Dog Oatmeal Raisin Stout. The mixed pack, (which looks to contain various cookie themed brews) are all to be paired with the bakery’s cookies.

A Baltimore mainstay since 1881, the Otterbien’s cookie recipes have ben passed down among five generations. Flying Dog is Maryland’s largest craft brewery and has been part of the U.S. craft beer revolution for 25 years.  Each of the beers in this package were brewed exclusively Marylanders by Marylanders. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Flying Dog Roasted Peanut Brown Ale will be a 12oz bottle release, in a mixed pack. A Maryland release only. More details to follow.

Style: Oatmeal Stout (w/ Raisins.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Arrival: TBA

6.6% ABV

 Note: This is a “sneak peek.” Details, release date, or release at all, are subject to change at anytime by the brewery.

Otterbeins Oatmeal Raisin

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Flying Dog Brewing

Flying Dog Cookie Inspired: Roasted Peanut Brown Ale

Flying Dog Roasted Peanut Brown Ale

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, MD) is working on a new cookie inspired beer series.

The brewery looks to be teaming up with Baltimore based Otterbein’s Bakery to create offerings like Flying Dog Roasted Peanut Brown Ale. The mixed pack, (which looks to contain various cookie themed brews) are all to be paired with the bakery’s cookies.

A Baltimore mainstay since 1881, the Otterbien’s cookie recipes have ben passed down among five generations. Flying Dog is Maryland’s largest craft brewery and has been part of the U.S. craft beer revolution for 25 years.  Each of the beers in this package were brewed exclusively Marylanders by Marylanders. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Flying Dog Roasted Peanut Brown Ale will be a 12oz bottle release, in a mixed pack. A Maryland release only. More details to follow.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Peanuts/Flavoring)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Arrival: TBA

5% ABV

 Note: This is a “sneak peek.” Details, release date, or release at all, are subject to change at anytime by the brewery.

Otterbeins Chocolate Chip 

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn Bourbon Cask Dark Ale

Innis & Gunn Bourbon Cask Dark Ale

Scottish craft brewery Innis & Gunn has a new bourbon ale on the horizon for the United States- Bourbon Cask Dark Ale.

Dougal Sharp, founder of the brewery, is a firm believer that beer doesn’t need a year in barrels to get the full flavor potential from aging. Bourbon Cask Dark Ale spends 30 days aging in bourbon before finishing and packaging.

This very special dark ale has been brewed in small batches and then matured in hand-selected, first-fill Bourbon casks to give it its rich, rounded character. Notes of brown sugar, orange oil and coffee beans are complemented by an earthy freshness from the hops, and the 30 days the beer’s spent in oak have ensured a satisfyingly smooth finish.

22oz bottles for Innis & Gunn Bourbon Cask Dark Ale.

Style: Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Arrival: TBA

7.4% ABV

 

Posted in Coming Soon, Red Hare Brewing

Red Hare Sticky Stout Headed to Cans

Red Hare Sticky Stout

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.

Winter schminter! Let it get cold! Just pack up plenty of this wonderful Oatmeal Stout for the season. We’ve got the perfect blend of oats, dark malts with a wee taste of hocolate and coffee. What ou get is a stout that’s not too heavy, it’s just right! Enjoy it while it’s here, ’cause it’ll be gone before the next ice storm hits…

Announcement is pending from the brewery. 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: TBA

6.5% ABV, 17 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Sixpoint Craft Ales

Sixpoint Planning 24 Ounce “Silo” Cans

Sixpoint The Crisp 24 oz

The can population is growing exponentially, and I don’t hear anyone complaining.

Craft breweries have adopted everything from the 12, 16, and the 19.2oz cans. Sixpoint, which already has the slim can, is poised to make a foamy splash with the 24oz “Silo” can.

Artwork has surfaced for a 24oz can design for The Crisp, Sixpoint’s German-style pilsner. For those really bad at math, that’s a full 2 ounces more than the ever popular bomber.

Ball Corporation (One of the largest aluminum can makers) produces a 24oz can, alongside a 25.4oz and 32oz option in the category. The 24oz is seen on the left.

Ball Can Sizes

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, The Unknown Brewing Co.

Unknown Brewing’s Beer with a Really Long Name is Brewed with Scorpions

Unknown Brewing Escorpion en Fuego

The Unknown Brewing Company (Charlotte, NC) is releasing a follow up to to the very recent Vehopcirator Imperial IPA. This name is much longer than the first – La Jordana del Escorpion en Fuego Hacia la casa del Chupacabra muerto.

This roughly translates to “The Path of the Fiery Scorpion through the House of the Dead Chupacabra”. Shortening it to Escorpion en Fuego, the beer is an imperial Mexican lager, with agave nectar, seranno peppers, and aged on tequila oak staves. Oh, just in case that wasn’t enough, 99 (food grade) scorpions.

 When asked if these scorpions would affect the flavor, head brewer and owner Brad Shell responded “I’m not sure, that’s not the point. The point is this beer needs scorpions. Some things just have to happen”.

Unknown Brewing Escorpion en Fuego releases on The Day of the Day, November 1st in 22oz bombers and draft.

Style: Mexican Lager (w/ Seranno Peppers, Agave Nectar. Scorpions. Oak Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Arrival: November 1, 2014

10.1% ABV