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Hoppy hockey collaboration: Mikkeller NYC Filthy Flow IPA

Mikkeller NYC Filthy Flow IPA

Mikkeller NYC Filthy Flow IPA, a collaboration with Buffalo-based Thin Man Brewery, debuts on December 15th.

It’s hockey season, which means the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers are battling it out in pursuit for the coveted Stanley Cup. Incidentally, the teams face off against one another outdoors on New Year’s Day. In honor of the ensuing chilly bloodbath, Mikkeller NYC is releasing Filthy Flow IPA, in collaboration with their Sabres backing opponents, Thin Man Brewery.

The India pale ale features the biggest names in hops, including Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic and Galaxy.

RELATED: Mikkeller to build in New York City

Mikkeller NYC Filthy Flow IPA will be available at the New York City and Buffalo bars starting December 15th, as well as Citi Field during the outdoor game. (Which is also the home to Mikkeller NYC’s Citi Field Brewery that will open in 2018.

Style: IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: 12/15/17

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Posted in Creature Comforts, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

Creature Comforts Koko Buni is coffee, meets chocolate (and returns this month)

Creature Comforts Koko Buni can

Creature Comforts Koko Buni, the brewery’s coveted milk porter, returns to cans this month. 

One of the first seasonals by the Athens, Georgia based brewery, Creature Comforts Koko Buni is a milk porter, aged on toasted coconut and cocoa nibs  Condor Chocolates and coffee from nearby 1000 Faces. This late fall seasonal has been overwhelmingly popular since its debut a few years ago. We’ve seen fistfights over Koko cans at retailers.

“We decided not to be traditional with the beer and add some ingredients that play well with the already roasty and chocolatey flavors of darker beers.” -Co-Founder and Head Brewer David Stein.

Coffee lovers will find a home here.  Koko Buni starts heavy on the 1000 Faces coffee, and turns chocolatey mid-sip, finishing with a wisp of coconut. (Perhaps a bit less coconut compared to past releases.)

Creature Comforts Koko Buni will be a seasonal draft and 12-ounce can offering.

Style: Milk Porter (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Coffee, Toasted Coconut, Lactose.)
Availability: Draft, 12oz Cans
Distribution: Athens & Atlanta, Georgia (Very Limited)
Latest Return: November 2016

6.8% ABV

Koko means coconut in Papiamento, a common language in parts of the Carribean, while Buni means coffee in Swahili, a common language in southeastern Africa. Image: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Don't Miss This

SweetWater Brewing opens a new bar & grill at Atlanta’s Airport

SweetWater-Last-Cast-Bar-&-Grill

Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Co. opens SweetWater Last Cast Bar and Grill in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport this month.

Concourse B was home once before to SweetWater. This new concept, Last Cast Bar and Grill will replace Dos Equis Explorer Lounge. Expect the brewery’s core lineup, including 420 Extra Pale Ale, IPA, Blue, Goin’ Coastal IPA with pineapple, and TripleTail Tropical IPA.

The food has been designed to pair with the beer and will include Pretzel Bites with Signature 420 Extra Pale Ale Mustard Sauce, Creole Shrimp Hoagies, Roasted Portabella on Ciabatta, and the Signature SweetWater Grilled Chicken Sandwich.

“Hartsfield-Jackson International has done an excellent job of populating the world’s busiest airport with brands that showcase the best of Atlanta. SweetWater is Atlanta’s hometown brew, and we’re thrilled to give flyers a taste of what makes our city heady and delicious.” – SweetWater founder Freddy Bensch

The concessions program at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport topped $1 billion in revenue in 2016. SweetWater Last Cast Bar and Grill will open for business to travelers on December 9th.

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt cans hit the market

Monday Night Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt can

Monday Night Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt, part of the brewery’s special Black Tie Series, is now available in cans for the first time.

The Atlanta, Georgia brewery took their year-round scotch ale, Drafty Kilt, and aged it in fresh Heaven Hill bourbon barrels to create this medal-winning release. Check out the Beer Street Journal video below, with brewery co-founder Jonathan Baker.

What do Scotland and the American South have in common? An appreciation for good booze. But that doesn’t mean they always get along. We put our award-winning Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale in Kentucky bourbon barrels and let them duke it out in the cellar. Who won? You did. Oh, also we did. Again. A GABF Gold Meal. No big deal.

Monday Night Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt is no available in 12-ounce cans for a limited time

Style: Scotch Ale (Barrel Aged, Bourbon)
Hops: Columbus, Willamette
Malts: Roasted Barley, Chocolate Malt, Crystal Malt, Cherrywood-smoked

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Can Debut: Late November 2017

8.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, The Bruery

The Bruery PB & Jelly Thursday is coming to the Reserve Society in 2018

The Bruery PB & Jelly Thursday

The Bruery PB & Jelly Thursday will be available to the Reserve Society members in 2018.

The “Weekday” Series is home to Grey Monday, Black Tuesday, and Mocha Wednesday, each of variable rarity. Last year The Bruery’s Reserve Society was home to PB & Thursday, a variant of barrel-aged Black Tuesday brewed with peanut flour. Basically peanut butter Black Tuesday.

Next year, Reserve Society members can claim The Bruery PB & Jelly Thursday. This sandwich inspired spin on Black Tuesday is brewed with peanut flour, boysenberries, and salt. The end result has to be the most alcoholic peanut butter and jelly sandwich every made (in beer form) clocking in at 19.2% alcohol by volume.

It won’t stick to the roof of your mouth, but it will impart layers of peanut character and fruity sweetness to the bourbon notes of our revered, barrel-aged imperial stout.

The Bruery PB & Jelly Thursday will be available in 750-milliliter bottles only to those in the Reserve Society in 2018.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Peanut Flour. Boysenberries. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles.
Debut: 2018

19.2% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Terrapin Beer Company

Nutella inspired Terrapin Moo-Tella truly delivers

Terrapin Moo-Tella Bottle

Terrapin Moo-Tella has joined the brewery’s Special Reserve Series.

This specialty lineup started in 2013 with a white chocolate edition of Moo-Hoo, Terrapin’s chocolate milk stout. After a heated round of fan voting, White Chocolate Moo-Hoo snagged a return to the series again (on shelves now).

Since White Chocolate, the series has grown to include dessert inspired releases like French Toasted Wake-n-Bake, and Tiramisu-Hoo.

Now for Terrapin Moo-Tella. The Nutella inspired beer uses their Moo-Hoo Milk Stout, brewed with Nashville based Olive & Sinclair cocoa nibs, and a touch of hazelnut syrup. Brewery co-founder “Spike” Buchowski chose the syrup route because of potential nut allergy issues. Don’t let that slow you down. Moo-Tell really delivers.

Terrapin’s Special Reserve Series milk stouts are a bit more robust and bold than their seasonal Moo-Hoo. As far as Moo-Tella is concerned, the beer truly delivers a Nutella-inspired experience. The nose is a blend of hazelnut and chocolate, with a creamy milk chocolate finish that becomes more and more like the dessert spread as it warms.

Our 2017 Reserve Series release ‘Moo-Tella,” is a Chocolate Imperial Milk Stout so decadent you could eat it with a spoon. The intermingling of Olive and Sinclair chocolate and the rich flavor of hazelnuts creates an experience so pleasurable it should be shared with friends.

Terrapin Moo-Tella is now available in16.9-ounce bottles hitting the market the week of November 12th.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Hazelnut. Cocoa Nibs. Lactose.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles. Limited Release.
Debut: November 2017

8.5% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Don't Miss This, Hoppin' Frog Brewing

Big frog. 17.4% Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Gavel Slammer debuts on Black Friday

Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Gavel Slammer

Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Gavel Slammer will be available on Black Friday. 

Huge. Best descriptor for this big beer. On Black Friday, Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Gavel Slammer. The 17.2% alcohol by volume dark has been aged in brewery selected whiskey barrels.

Barrel-aged over-the-top ale like no other, with a truly magnificent character from aging in select whiskey barrels. Rich, aromatic, lively and dark, with layer after layer of roasted, toasted, and caramelized malts, beautifully balanced from the oak barrel. We’ve done our part, slamming the hammer down for freedom from alcohol limits.

Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Gavel Slammer will be available in 12-ounce bottles at 10 am on November 24th.

Style: American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Whiskey.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Brewery only release.
Debut: 11/24/17

17.4%, 65 IBUs