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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

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Atlanta’s Torched Hop Brewing is ready to drop some cans

Torched Hop Brewing Cans

It’s been a little bit over a year into brewing, Atlanta’s Torched Hop Brewing has won medals at the Great American Beer Festival and U.S. Open Beer Championship. Their next move? Cans.

“We are first and foremost a brewpub, and want to showcase a lot of styles,” says Chris Bivens. “We ordered in more than 45 yeast strains in the first year in order to create a wide range of styles.”

Despite Torched Hop’s versatility, Bivens lineup of India pale ales is what really has put the brewpub on the map. From Hops de Leon, Haze Craze, and Tribunal, those dank juicy IPAs are what customers have been excited about. So much so, the decision to can the hoppiest of their offerings was easy.

On November 18th Torched Hop Tribunal will mark the first release. The IPA features the famed (and hard to find) Galaxy hop, Mosaic and Cryo powder. A hop lover’s dream and a hell of a way to kick off the package lineup. The next two will be released as they are brewed:

  • Haze Craze – Uses very potent cryogenically separated hops, plus flaked oats. Thing hazy New England style IPA
  • Hops De Leon – Flagship IPA and hardcore West Coast IPA featuring Citra and Mosaic hops.

It took the brewery around two months to design the cans in-house, and five weeks to can delivery form Can Source. The longest lead time was the can seamer (puts the lid on). Incidentally, the maker of the seaming equipment, Dixie Canner, supplies Campell’s Soup with their seamers as well. Campbell’s ordered nearly a 1000 seamers ahead of Torched Hop’s single machine.

Don’t worry about your day job getting in the way of these releases. Bivens plans on making new cans available on the weekends, with no planned distribution.

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Holland Brewing

A whopping 20% ABV & aged in rum, New Holland 20th Anniversary debuts soon

New Holland 20th Anniversary

New Holland 20th Anniversary Ale debuts on Black Friday.

2017 marks the Holland, Michigan based brewery’s 20-year mark. Two decades begs for a big beer and the brewery delivered.

New Holland 20th Anniversary is a strong ale that weighs in at a full 20% alcohol by volume, that has been aged in rum barrels for almost a year.

“We aged this ale in rum barrels for almost a year, and the results are phenomenal. The rum character really shines through and complements the beer.” Jason Salas, Brewery Production Manager

New Holland 20th Anniversary will be available at the brewery’s Michigan locations in 22-ounce wax-dipped bottles on November 24th.

Style: American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Rum.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release
Distribution: No
Debut: 11/24/17

20% ABV

Image: New Holland

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NEED. Cigar City Double Barrel Vanilla Imperial Milk Porter debuts Saturday

Cigar City Double Barrel Vanilla Imperial Milk Porter

A new drool-worthy barrel-aged release is coming to Tampa, Florida this weekend. Cigar City Double Barrel Vanilla Imperial Milk Porter.

Back in 2011, Cigar City released Imperial Milk Porter, that had been aged in Stranahan Whiskey barrels. That beer was a creamy, boozy, dream of a beer. Still one of the best beers we’ve had in 10 years here at Beer Street Journal.

Sadly, that beer had to go away after Breckenridge Brewing formed an exclusive partnership with Stranahan. No more whiskey barrels would be headed to the Sunshine State.

This weekend a new beer that sounds awfully like the sexy that was Imperial Milk Stout will rise – Cigar City Double Barrel Vanilla Imperial Milk Porter. The 12.7% alcohol by volume milk stout has been aged in both vanilla bourbon and straight bourbon barrels.

According to the brewery, Double Barrel Vanilla Imperial Milk Porter will be available in 22-ounce bottles in the taproom starting Saturday, November 4th.

Style: Imperial Milk Stout (w/ Lactose. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Debut: 11/4/17

12.7% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, The Bruery

The Bruery Reserve Society 2018 Membership Opens with new flexibility (Promoted)

The Bruery Reserve Society 2018

The Bruery is home to some of America’s most sought-after beers every year. Form the famed “Weekday” series (Black Tuesday, Mocha Wednesday, etc) to various barrel-aged and wild releases, there something for every beer drinker.

The Bruery is also home to one of the most exclusive membership societies with good reason. The beers available to society members are pretty crazy. In 2018, the Reserve Society has been overhauled a bit in order to give members a little more exclusivity, and flexibility. Here’s how it breaks down.

First, East Coast pickup. The Bruery opens a new store in Washington D.C. this month. This gives members another pickup spot for the first time. Your beer is held in a climate controlled facility through February 29th, 2019. You pick up on YOUR schedule.

Payment plan. $99 dollars down secures your spot in the Reserve Society. No need to drop the full $300 to start. Your bank account will thank you.

Additionally, members get a 2018 branded Whaleshark bottle opener, access to special merch, and 15% off at TheBrueryStore.com, offshootbeer.com, Tasting Rooms and Fulfillment Centers, regardless of your selected fulfillment location (CA or DC).

If you’re not sold yet, let the beer be the closer, which is some of the most ridiculous you’ll find out there. In 2018, regardless of which Reserve Society club you select for your included bottles, you’ll have first access to purchase these future releases:

  • PB & Jelly Thursday (only available as included bottles in the “mix” and “The Bruery” clubs)
    • Black & Blue BBLs (only available as included bottles in the “mix” and “Bruery Terreux” clubs)
    • Last Slice (bourbon barrel-aged key lime strong ale)
    • You Asked For It (bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with vanilla)
    • White Chocolate Chunk
    • Chocolate Salty BBLs
    • Barrel-Aged 10 Lords-a-Leaping
    • Central Coast Pinot Noir Sour Collaboration
    • PB & Thursday (2018)
    • Black Tuesday (2018)
    • Black Tuesday (aged in the grand cru of California wine barrels)
    • Chocolate Rain (2018)
    • Grey Monday (2018)
    • Oude Tart Reserve
    • Blue BBLs (2018)
    • Imperial Cabinet (2018)
    • Windowsill (2018)
    • Les Ronces (2018)
    • Rum Barrel-Aged Tart of Darkness
    • A key lime pie sour
    • A collaboration or two with Chef Brooke Williamson
    • Mounds of Coconuts (bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with coconut)
    • New foeder-aged farmhouse releases
    • Three installments from the new Orchard Project series
    • A French toast-inspired bourbon barrel-aged imperial brown ale
    • A dark sour anniversary beer for Bruery Terreux
    • A bourbon barrel-aged imperial brown ale with coffee
    • Foster Happiness (Bananas Foster-inspired bourbon barrel-aged ale)
    • Mash & Spumoni
    • A new, experimental, sour wine-beer hybrid with white grapes
    • American Anthem (peach cobbler-inspired bourbon barrel-aged ale)
    • A bourbon barrel-aged wheatwine with orange creamsicle-like flavors
    • A strawberry cream-inspired bourbon barrel-aged ale
    • A bourbon barrel-aged imperial porter
    • Out of the Lunch Box (a more “sessionable” PB&J ale)
    • An oak-aged sour blonde collaboration project brewed with Beachwood Blendery, The Good Beer Company, Highland Park Brewery, Modern Times Beer, Monkish Brewing Co. and Phantom Carriage
    • A quad aged in apple brandy barrels
    • An oak-aged sour with Picpoul Blanc grapes
    • A collab with M.I.A. Beer Company

Plus…
New fruited treatments to classic Bruery Terreux releases (such as Tart of Darkness with Black Currants, Sour in the Rye with Kumquats and Oude Tart with Cherries)

And…
New installments in our Frucht, anniversary and Christmas series of beers

That’s a hell of a lot of beer choices. Sold? Hit this link for membership. The Bruery Reserve Society 2018.

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