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Posted in Coming Soon, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater Cool Breeze Cucumber Saison, two firsts for the brewery

SweetWater Cool Breeze

SweetWater Cool Breeze has been bottled, right on time for spring in the south. The brewery has been busy this week bottling the new release.

Never has the Atlanta, Georgia based brewery canned a saison, nor brewed with cucumber. Two firsts with this new release. The brewery has seen great success with subtle additions of fruit to their seasonal offerings, and is looking to continue the trend with this refreshing cucumber saison.

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A fresh and refreshing way to find that chill spot this summer. This cucumber flavored Belgian-style saison is light in body and laid back in spirit. Notes of fresh cucumber and lime flavors come through in this hazy golden summer crusher.

SweetWater Cool Breeze will be a 12 ounce can, bottle and draft offering. Look for your first taste of Cool Breeze at SweetWater 420 Fest, and on shelves shortly after.

Style: Saison (w/ Cucumbers)
Availability: 12oz Cans, 12oz Bottles, Draft. (Tentative)
Debut: April, 2017

4.9% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Lonerider Brewing Company

Lonerider Blood Orange Hoppy Ki Yay coming this summer

Lonerider Blood Orange Hoppy Ki Yay

Lonerider Blood Orange Hoppy Ki Yay, a citrusy spin on the brewery’s year-round India pale ale, debuts this summer.

The base beer and fan hoppy favorite features Columbus and Amarillo hops. The Raleigh, North Carolina based brewery thinks a touch of blood orange will please fans ahead of the coming hot summer days.

Lonerider Blood Orange Hoppy Ki Yay will be available in 12 ounce can and draft in the near future.

Style: IPA (w/ Blood Orange)
Hops: Columbus, Amarillo

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: TBA

6.6% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, New Holland Brewing

Campfire beer. New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve S’mores is coming soon

New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve S'mores

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve S’mores is coming to the coveted “Reserve” series in the near future.

By now, the Holland, Michigan based brewery’s Dragon’s Milk, an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels, is pretty iconic. For years, New Holland has been releasing a year-round imperial stout, which has garnered a bit of a cult following. For many, a barrel-aged imperial stout knows no season.

Rewarding that love of big stouts, the brewery created the Dragon’s Milk Reserve Series, a special series that takes Dragon’s Milk to new heights. Entries into the series include the ridiculously tasty Coconut Rum, Vanilla Chai, and hitting shelves now – Mexican Spice Cake. Soon, your campfires can be enhanced by S’mores Dragon’s Milk Reserve.

This future 11% alcohol by volume imperial stout boasts hints of toasted marshmallow and graham cracker (plus, it’s aged in bourbon).

Hints of toasted marshmallow and graham cracker compliment the chocolate character of Dragon’s Milk, giving this Reserve a flavor reminiscent of campfires and summer nights.

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve S’mores will be available in 12 ounce bottles and draft. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Marshmallow, Graham Cracker. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

11% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Funky Buddha, Headlines, The Bruery

Sounds like a tropical snow cone. The Bruery & Funky Buddha’s Pink Snow

The Bruery Pink Snow

Later this year, The Bruery has a collaborative release slated for later this year, with Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery. Until today, we thought there might only be one, but in actuality, there might be two. The first – Guava Libre!. A second potential has surfaced – The Bruery Pink Snow.

Both creations are slated to be cream ales. Guava Libre is inspired by a Cuban guava pastry. The Bruery Pink Snow also carries a dessert vibe, resulting in something more fitting for the SoCal and Florida mild winters – a tropical snow cone.

This imperial cream ale features guava, dragonfruit, coconut, and vanilla beans, turned creamy smooth with the addition of lactose.

Since our collective exposure to the wet wintry elements is minimal, we at The Bruery® and Funky Buddha decided to create our own version of snow – something pink and tropical -that we can play in as temperatures start to arm. Championing the big, bold flavors our breweries are known for, we brewed an imperial cream ale, then added lactose and vanilla for sweetness, and guava, dragonfruit and coconut for a vibrant, tropical vibe.

The Bruery Pink Snow is slated for 750 milliliter bottles, estimated to release in August, 2017.

Style: Imperial Cream Ale (w/ Guava. Dragonfruit. Coconut. Vanilla Beans. Lactose.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

7.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Founders Brewing

Founders Doom returns in May

Founders Doom 2017

Founders Doom, the brewery’s barrel-aged imperial IPA, will be available once again in May.

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Doom is based off another beer dubbed – Hand of Doom that has made appearances in the Founder’s taproom in the past. 2013 was the first (and only) time this beer was bottled; part of the brewery’s Backstage Series. Founders takes their imperial IPA Double Trouble and aged in oak bourbon barrels.

Doom may be impending but that doesn’t mean you have to fear it. A collision of worlds, the intense hop character of our imperial IPA mingles with the warm vanilla and oak notes imparted from time spent in our favorite bourbon barrels. Like all good things, Doom comes to those who wait.

New for 2017, Founders Doom will be available in 12 ounce bottles for the first time, as well as the well-known 750 milliliter bottles. The brewery has set a street date of May 12th.

This summer, look for Founders DKML, a barrel-aged malt liquor to join the Barrel-Aged Series.

Style: Imperial IPA (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750 ml bottles, 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Release: May, 2017

10% ABV

Read more: Backstage Series

Founders Doom

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Posted in Carolina Bauernhaus Ales, Coming Soon

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Peach coming April 15th

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Peach

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Peach debuts on April 15th.

Keston Helfrich, brewer and co-owner at Carolina Bauernhaus, took the brewery’s 18 Mile Red sour base and fermented it in Petite Syrah barrels for eight months, then blended it with peaches.

SouthYeast Labs isolated the Lactobacillus bacteria that is quickly becoming a biological signature of the Anderson, South Carolina based brewery.

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Peach will be available in 750 milliliter bottles when the brewery opens on Saturday, April 15th.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Peaches. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles.
Debut: 4/15/17

7.2% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Schlafly Brewing

Schlafly Coconut Creme Ale debuts April 10th

Schlafly Coconut Creme Ale bottle

Schlafly Coconut Creme Ale, the brewery’s second “dessert beer” offering, debuts on April 10th.

Last year’s Double Bean Blonde was great success for Schlafly. The blonde ale featured cocoa nibs and French roast coffee. Fans fell in loved with it, and and have been demanding a follow-up.

Creating Schlafly Coconut Creme Ale required a hefty amount of fresh coconuts, and toasted coconut for aging. The brewery has a habit of using fresh ingredients instead of extracts. That’s important when we talk about flavor.

Nuance is everything in Coconut Creme Ale. This beer is crisp and light and malty. Almost like a lager if you didn’t know better. The use of fresh coconut comes into play at the end of the sip. The subtle wisp of real coconut is what you chase from start to finish. Perfect for spring time on the porch.

Schlafly Coconut Creme Ale will be available in 12 ounce bottles starting April 10th. Little paper umbrellas not included.

Style: Blonde Ale (w/ Coconut, Toasted Coconut)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: 4/10/17

5.5% ABV, 17 IBUS

PIC: Beer Street Journal