One of America’s strongest imperial stouts Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, will be a bit different when it rolls around again in 2017. As summer winds down, you’ll be sipping on Dogfish Head Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout.
November, as the weather is getting colder, Dogfish Head unleashes World Wide, an imperial stout that usually ranges from 15% to 20% alcohol by volume. The beast has been making a seasonal appearance (almost every year) since 1999. From an off-centered bunch like Dogfish Head, perhaps a change is in order.
Dogfish Head Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout will be available in August. The dark and roasty sipping beer will be aged in oak with vanilla beans.
We took our World Wide Stout and aged it in our giant oak tanks, alongside some Madagascar vanilla beans. Drooling? ‘Cause we are.
Expect bottles and draft of Dogfish Head Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout to be available a little earlier in 2017, around August.
Carolina Bauernhaus Source Series Opuntia is on deck from the Anderson, South Carolina sour and wild brewery.
In case the word “opuntia” brings you pause, it is actually the fruit of the prickly pear cactus. Brewery co-founder David Thorton is also the co-founder of SouthYeast Labs, what we call a “genus braintrust” of wild yeast wranglers. Carolina Bauernhaus’ house Lactobacillus bacteria was isolated by SouthYeast Labs from locally grown opuntia fruit.
A release date has not be set for Carolina Bauernhaus Source Series Opuntia. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the brewery released “Muriel” featuring local muscadines.
Bottles will soon be available in the brewery’s taproom.
More to follow. Image: Carolina Bauernhaus
Creature Comforts Condor Chocolate Stout is coming soon the Athens, Georgia based brewery’s Taproom Series.
Recently, the brewery started releasing small batch taproom only releases, available on select brewery tours. The latest (and currently still available at the time of this article) is a pilsner dubbed Green Ghost.
Those seeking Condor Chocolate Stout will have their first opportunity on February 28th, as a to-go option on tours.
Redd’s Raspberry Ale will available in March, part of brand’s “Limited Pick” series.
MillerCoors started this fruit-forward family of beers with Redd’s Apple Ale in 2013. The apple heavy beverage is brewed like a beer, but in all honesty, tastes a bit more like hard cider. Important to note – this fruit beer is not gluten-free.
Redd’s Raspberry Ale is the next fruit of choice for line. The limited edition flavor boasts sweet flavors of raspberry, and hints of apple. Expect this release in 12 ounce bottles, and 16 ounce cans.
Spring will bring Abita To-Gose to the French Quarter. (As well as everywhere else you can find Abita.)
In 2017, expect to see the Louisiana based brewery release a not only fresh takes on some of their most well-known beers, but also debuting a few new styles. Abita To-Gose the gose seen above being one of them. The brewery has introduced fresh key limes into a German-style gose. The result – a sour ale with a touch of salt and citrus.
In New Orleans, go-cups mean the fun (and the beer) doesn’t always stay inside the bar. To-Gose is Abita’s refreshing take on traditional Gose beer, brewed with malted wheat and barley, sea salt, coriander and German Perle hops. Fresh key limes added during aging create a sour ale with a kick of citrus, spice, and salt.
According to the brewery, Abita To-Gose should be available around May, 2017, in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Spring, 2017
Expect Jailhouse Brewing The Badge in March. The Hampton, Georgia based brewery is adding a second canned offering.
The Badge actually started with The Jury, Jailhouse’s imperial pilsner. The brewing team was trying to grow enough yeast to make the pilsner, and for fun, created a hoppy lager. The result was dubbed The Badge and became a crowd favorite from day one.
On release day, Jailhouse gave away free six-packs to licensed public safely officials as a way of saying thank you.
In March, The Badge will go into full production for the first time.
Badge tickles all the senses with complex aromas and flavors but if you’re not looking to tear it down into individual layers you’ll find its’ juicy, fruity, hop aromas and hint of lager-crisp cleanliness pleasing to the pallet. Unlike having cuffs slapped on your taste buds from a lockdown of flavors in some India-style beers, Badge leaves your senses alert and in.
Jailhouse Brewing The Badge will be available on draft, and 12 ounce cans sometime in March.
Style: Hoppy Lager
Hops: Galaxy, Huell Melon, Saphir
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: March, 2017
5.5% ABV, 40 IBUs
Left Hand A Blessing & A Curse joins the Colorado brewery’s ‘Big ‘Mo” lineup in May.
The brewery partners hops from the northern and southern hemispheres when creating this imperial India pale ale. The finished beer boasts citrus, pine and tropical fruit.
This double IPA delivers a synthesis of hops from opposite hemispheres with an aggressive disposition of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit characteristics for a delightfully juxtaposed consequence. Count your blessings, accept the curse.
Left Hand A Blessing & A Curse is slated for a May, 2017 release.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: May, 2017