The summer of Mexican lagers indeed. From California to Florida and now Birmingham, Alabama. Good People Muchacho Mexican Style Lager in inbound.
Coming in hot from Good People’s fantastic current session IPA, JUCO – is a Vienna lager (aka Mexican-style lager) ‘Muchacho‘.
Only the easiest drinkin’ Mexican-style lager known north of the border that’s what. Crisp, clear, and tasty, this good hombres is muy bueno when chilling at cookouts, ball games, and fiestas.
Good People Muchacho will be available in 12 ounce cans. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.
Style: Vienna Lager
Availabilty: 12oz Cans, Draft.
From the San Francisco based brewery that already has an epic Porter, will soon come another – Anchor Coffee Porter.
The brewery’s historic building on Potrero Hill in San Francisco was once a coffee roaster. As Anchor describes it, it’s high time the brewery finally release a Coffee Porter in bottles. Last year, a coffee heavy porter was briefly available on draft.
Anchor Coffee Porter uses San Francisco based Four Barrel Coffee developed especially for this brew, that is added to the brewery’s famous Porter recipe.
We start in the brewhouse with our radically traditional recipe fro Anchor Porter, which we’ve been brewing since 1972. We end up in the cellar, where we add Four Barrel Flash Chilled Coffee – developed with Anchor especially for this beer -during secondary fermentation. The result is a coffee porter of immense richness, intensity, boldness, and smoothness, with deep aromas and mouthfeel of fresh-roasted coffee melded with dark-roasted maltiness.
Anchor Coffee Porter will be available in 12 ounce bottles and draft. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Company’s first full production foray in to American wild ales happened a few years before their new Woodlands Facility. In 2015 to be precise, with the release of a Brettanomyces yeast heavy Pit & The Pendulum. That beer, brewed with fresh peach puree from South Carolina was so well received that it was made intermittently year-round. This year, a new Pit is coming – SweetWater Cherry Pit & The Pendulum.
Patiently waiting in the brewery’s new foudres is SweetWater Cherry Pit & The Pendulum, that has been sitting for over six months on a blend of Montmorency & Balaton cherries. Chris Meadows and Nick Burgoyne, brewers currently overseeing the Woodlands, started fermentation on Rainy Day Acid Trip (the unofficial name for the base) in stainless steel in July, 2016. It was transferred to oak foudres in December, where a blend of Montmorency & Balaton cherries were added to the oak.
It has been quietly maturing ever since.
A golden ale soured with lactobacillus and fermented with three brettanomyces strains, then aged for 6 months in American and French oak with 3,000 pounds of Montmorency & Balaton cherries. Freshly harvested house brettanomyces was added for bottle conditioning, ensuring evolution in the cellar.
SweetWater Cherry Pit & The Pendulum will be a 750 milliliter bottle corked & caged release. The brewery has not announced a release date.
SweetWater Black Lager is slated to be the third release from the brewery’s pilot system “The Hatchery”.
For the first time in 20 years, Atlanta’s largest craft brewery has a pilot system. The inaugural release was Mosaic IPA (a beer we hope they upscale to full production). Available now is Mexican Lager, perfect for the 90 degree Atlanta days.
Up next is SweetWater Black Lager (aka Schwarzbier), expected in late summer/fall.
Malt forward with chocolate and cashew, balanced with hops sitting quietly in the background.
SweetWater Black Lager will be available in 12 ounce bottles and draft. The Hatchery Series beers can be found in the brewery’s mixed packs, and in 6-packs at the brewery.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Late Summer/Fall, 2017
Carolina Bauernhaus Bradford, a watermelon wild ale, debuts on May 20th.
Heirloom Bradford watermelons take the lead in Carolina Bauernhaus Bradford. The melons are touted as one of the sweetest and most flavorful melon. The American wild ale has been fermenting in oak barrels for 10 months in a blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, before being introduced to the melons.
Our ale was fermented with a blend of native yeast locally collected by SouthYeast Labs and a blend of wild yeasts and bacteria added to the barrel. A massive amount of farm fresh Bradford watermelons were added after aging for a bright, refreshing, and very South Carolina summer-like flavor braced by a tart sour finish.
Carolina Bauernhaus Bradford will be available in 750 milliliter bottles, when the brewery opens on May 20th.
Firestone Walker Mocha Merlin is on the can radar in Paso Robles, California.
In 2014, the brewery released a Velvet Mocha Merlin, an oatmeal stout is infused with coffee beans and cocoa nibs. That beer appeared as a part of The Winter Bundle that year. Assuming the beers are related, Mocha Merlin follows the same creamy, coffee path.
The brewery’s can lineup includes DBA, Pale 31, Union Jack IPA, Easy Jack IPA, Pivo Hoppy PIls, Luponic Distortion and new Leo v. Ursus.
Firestone Walker Mocha Merlin will be a available in 12 ounce cans/ 6 packs. Estimated release is early fall, 2017. The brewery has not yet announced this release.
It’s undeniable that Stone Brewing is well-known for brewing big west coast style IPAs. Breweries like Stone and Sierra Nevada have shaped the perception of the American IPA. Then quietly, or not-so-quietly, folks in New England brought the the haze craze to life. Paying homage to the new, Stone Nor’ East Nod Double IPA is coming.
The lack of bitterness is an earmark of the “New England Style IPA” or NEIPA. Stone’s repertoire of west coast styles are big on hops, finishing notably bitter. Stone Nor’ East Nod Double IPA will be far less so than the brewery is accustomed to.
The 21st Anniversary Nor’East Nod India pale ale is in inspiration of, and ode to, what many of our comrades in the northeast are currently brewing, and we happily drinking. It’s an India pale ale, for sure, but not like we’ve ever experienced before. Our past as early progenitor of the West Coast style of India pale ale means we are intimately familiar, in fact still very much in love with, lingering bitterness. Unlike that, THIS India pale ale is all ’bout hop flavor with a sweet, bright, decidedly UN-bitter finish. ‘Nuff said. Give this sweet hoppy nectar a try. We’re pretty sure you’ll like it as much as we do.
Stone Nor’ East Nod Double IPA is slated for 22 ounce bottles and draft, potentially in August. The brewery has not yet announced this release.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: August, 2017