Great Divide Woodwerks Belgian-Style Sour looks to kick off a new specialty series in the near future.
Denver, Colorado-based Great Divide’s most well-known barrel-aged releases Hibernation, Old Ruffian, & their Yeti Imperial Stout. Thanks to extra oak barrel purchases, more of these treats are available nationwide.
Even with more oak, Great Divide still has some small batch love to give – in the form of the Woodwerks Barrel Series.
Great Divide Woodwerks Belgian-Style Sour is slated to be the first in a new line of small batch barrel-aged and sour ales. The base beer is the brewery’s Belgian-style tripel ale that has been souring for 15 months in red wine barrels on plums.
Woodwerks is our new lineup of limited edition barrel aged and sour beers. Kicking the series off in style, our Belgian-style tripel was artfully soured for 15 months in red wine barrels and aged on plums. This rare special spiced sour ale has notes of luscious stone fruit with a tart, dry finish and hint of French oak.
Great Divide Woodwerks Belgian-Style Sour will be a 12-ounce bottle release. The brewery has not announced this offering.
Boulevard Jam Band that was a draft exclusive this summer, is slated for cans.
This Smokestack Series release is a fruity one. The base beer is created with two-row barley, acidulated malt, and Topaz hops. The “humongous” fruit character (jammy?) comes from blueberry, red raspberry, and tart cherry juice blended at the end of fermentation.
It looks like cans are in the near future for this berry heavy offering.
Jam Band pours a deep ruby and opens with aromas of dark berries, melon and subtle citrus. Minimal, supporting malt sweetness provides a platform from which blueberry, red raspberry and tart cherry sing resulting in a slightly tart, easy-drinking summer beer that begs for an encore.
Boulevard Jam Band debuted on July 10th in the brewery’s home of Kansas City, Missouri.
7% ABV, 6 IBUs
Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew is a future potential bottle release.
In 2010, Dogfish Head released Bitches Brew, a new imperial stout created to honor the epic Miles Davis album by the same name, released in 1970. The album, deemed unconventional by many at the time, is considered the progenitor of the jazz-rock genre.
Much like the album’s composition, the imperial stout blends carefully selected components in its creation. The original release was created out of threads of an imperial stout, and imperial stout brewed with gesho root and honey.
Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew adds a new element – wood.
As for the release, this new rendition of Bitches Brew doesn’t appear on the 2017 release calendar. The brewery has not yet announced this release.
Victory Blood Orange IPA is on deck for the Pennsylvania based brewery.
Blood Orange and touch of agave syrup are the stars of this forthcoming India pale ale. The brewery previously released an IPA brewed with agave in their Blackboard Series.
This rose-colored IPA explodes with citrus aromas, flavors of blood orange, and smooth maltiness.
Victory Blood Orange IPA will be available in 12-ounce bottles and draft. The brewery has not yet announced this release.
Oskar Blues Death by Coconut has been canned and is headed to shelves again soon. At one point it was only sold at the taprooms in Colorado and North Carolina. Now it’s a national hit.
Oskar Blues Death By Coconut was first introduced during Colorado Craft Beer Week in March of 2014. The beer is a collaboration with Oskar Blue’s Jason Buehler, and Shamrock Brewing Co.’s Keith Hefley. The base beer is an Irish porter, aged on dried coconut and dark chocolate.
IF YOU CRAVE COCONUT BEER, IT’S HERE. We’re talking creamy coconut flavors, that finish with a touch of dark chocolate. Oskar Blues Death By Coconut tastes like an alcoholic Almond Joy candy bar. Everything from the smell to the taste is over the top, and we love every last drop we can get. As fall rolls in, so do the coconuts by Oskar. This is your annual heads up.
Oskar Blues Death By Coconut is available in 12-ounce cans, and draft nationally for a limited time.
Images: Beer Street Journal
Creature Comforts Table Beer, formerly known as Epicurious, will return in October.
This release starts with chefs, not brewers. The Creature Comforts team sat down with Ryan Smith, Executive Chef of Atlanta’s Staplehouse and Peter Dale, Executive Chef and Owner of Athens’ The National with the goal of creating a beer to pair with a wide variety of food.
Rather than looking at industry trends for what to brew next, we brewed a beer that best complements drinking with food and friends.
Creature Comforts Table Beer, a foodie’s beer, doesn’t fit any style guidelines according to the brewery. The beer is described as “earthy, floral and soft citrus hop character that is balanced by complex yeast flavors and subtle bitterness on the finish”.
The label artwork for this culinary-inspired can is thanks to the talent of Athens local Bryn Rouse, whose illustrations can be found on her Instagram feed.
Creature Comforts Table Beer will be available in 12-ounce cans and draft in October, 2017.
Style: Not specified
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited.
Debut: October, 2016
Latest Return: October, 2017
SweetWater Brewing’s 20-plus years of operation have been shaped by three beers – 420 Pale Ale, IPA, and Blue. Incidentally, that’s their ranking in annual sales as well.
When the brewery first started canning in 2014, 420 and IPA got the nod, but Blue never got the call for aluminum. Love it or hate it, the blueberry wheat beer has always held its own in the brewery’s lineup, but was passed up for canning in lieu of seasonals, and more recently, the Dank Tank releases. Not anymore.
SweetWater Blue will soon be available in 12-ounce cans for the first time in the near future, ending the lurking can question for the “infamous” wheat beer.
A timeline has not officially been set for the release.