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Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy returns nationally in November

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy will be available nationally again in November.

It takes nearly a year to make Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy. The 19.2-ounce cans were first seen in the brewery’s taprooms in fall of 2015. The demand was so high, Oskar Blues ramped up production and made it nationally available for the first time in 2016.

This month, Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy goes national once again.

Oskar Blues famed imperial stout Ten Fidy is aged in a blend of Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for at least 8 months.

“This stout is loaded with inimitable flavors consisting of espresso, burnt sugar, rich chocolate and caramel notes, which are combined with the vanilla, oak and bourbon flavors that have been smoothed out from maturation.”  – Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy is available in 19.2-ounce cans and draft by mid-November 2017.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 19.2oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Release: Shipping Nationally, November 2017

12.9% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Southern Tier Brewing

Southern Tier Cinnamon Roll expands the brewery’s dessert beer lineup

Southern Tier Cinnamon Roll

Southern Tier Cinnamon Roll has debuted going into November, for those needing a little dessert beer by the fireside.

Dessert-style beers have done quite well for the Lakewood, New York-based brewery. Choklat (featuring Belgian chocolate) Salted Caramel, Thick Mint (echoing the Girl Scout cookie) and the big daddy dessert beer – Creme Brûlée all grace the lineup. In mid-November, tack on a cinnamon bun inspired beer to the lineup.

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The base beer features blend of toasted malts, cinnamon, and a touch of lactose milk sugar for a sweet, creamy finish.

In this brew, lightly toasted malts with subtly spicy hops blend into cinnamon avors and creamy lactose sugar. Their coalescence is so uncannily close to fresh baked cinnamon rolls that it was impossible to name this beer anything other than Cinnamon Roll Imperial Ale! Pairs perfectly with eggs benedict at brunch, after dinner, or next to the re for an unforgettable nightcap.

Southern Tier Cinnamon Roll is now available in late-October in 12 and 22-ounce bottles and draft.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Cinnamon. Lactose.)
Availability: 12oz, 22oz Bottles. Draft.
Debut: Late October 2017

8.6% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Jekyll Brewing, New Releases

Meet the adult juice box. Jekyll Southern Juicy Juice debuts

Jekyll Southern Juicy Juice Can

Jekyll Southern Juicy Juice is the latest dank offering from the Alpharetta, Georgia brewery.

An IPA by the name of Hop Dang Diggity was the start of Jekyll Brewing’s hoppy journey four years ago. Earlier this year, Southern Juice hit the scene elevating the suburban Atlanta brewery’s hop game to a new level. Southern Juice is a tropical blast of hops but still pours crystal clear. (You know, the traditional way.)

Folks these days want an India pale ale that is hazy and juicy. Head Brewer and co-owner Josh Rachel thought “fuck it, make one”.

With a 1-barrel pilot system in hand, a new brewhouse and relaxed Georgia beer laws, Rachel has had more room to experiment. After spending a few late nights on the Lupulin Exchange buying the hops needed, the hazy creation that would be Southern Juicy Juice was green-lighted.

Any similarities with Southern Juice and Southern Juicy Juice ends with the name. From smell to pour, they might as well be strangers. Southern Juicy Juice looks like orange juice and smells like a hoppy tropical drink as it warms. 5 pounds of Azacca, Vic Secret, Apollo and Mosaic hops per barrel will do that. Those heavy-handed additions of hops really shine with each sip.

The malt bill includes flaked oats and wheat, making Juicy finish smooth and almost creamy. Easily one of the best IPAs by Jeykll to date.

Jekyll Southern Juicy Juice will make appearances in 16-ounce 4 packs intermittently as the hops become available. By design, Rachel is making this beer in limited quantities hoping to keep people drinking this as fresh as possible.

Style: IPA
Hops: Azacca, Mosaic, Vic Secret, Apollo
Malts: 2-Row, Flaked Oats, Flaked Wheat=

Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: 10/24/17

6% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater has bottled their coffee bourbon barrel-aged stout as ‘Sinners Son’

SweetWater Sinners Son

Coffee and bourbon barrel-aging meet in SweetWater Sinners Son, a release that truly needs to be on your radar.

The road to this release began with SweetWater Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout. After years of working on the barrel-aged stout, it was finally released in 2015.

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Earlier this year, SweetWater opened a new extension to the brewery designed just for wild ales and barrel-aged beers dubbed The Woodlands. Ever so casually, the brewery introduced a coffee infused edition of the bourbon imperial stout on draft in the expansion. The result? Absolutely incredible.

The blend of vanilla oak, freshly roasted coffee, and a touch of bitter chocolate makes SweetWater Sinners Son one of the best barrel-aged coffee stouts we’ve ever tried. It was finally bottled under its new name.

Sinner’s Son is ripe with age, driven to the cellar for months to mature in bourbon barrels. Just prior to bottling, a fresh blend of coffee and espresso beans from the JavaVino farm was introduced to harmonize with roasted malts and bring balance to its complex barrel aged soul. This imperial stout is decadent at 12.4% ABV with rich chocolate and vanilla notes, a velvety mouthfeel, and hints of oak.

SweetWater Sinners Son was blended in late-September and bottled this week.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Barrel Aged. Bourbon. Lactose.)
Hops: Columbus
Malt: 2 Row, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats, Crystal, Victory

Availability: 500ml Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Halloween Weekend 2017

12.4% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Garage Brewing Co.

Big on vanilla & roasty chocolate: Garage Brewing Marshmallow Milk Stout

Garage Brewing Marshmallow Milk Stout Bottle

Dessert beer fan? Don’t miss Garage Brewing Marshmallow Milk Stout.

Beer Street Journal is a sucker for dessert beers. It started years ago with an addiction to Left Hand Milk Stout (aka adult chocolate milk). Since then, milk stouts, chocolate beers, vanilla beers – always on our radar. Thanks to the team at Temecula, California’s Garage Brewing Co., we have a new love –Marshmallow Milk Stout.

The base beer is a creamy, chocolatey milk stout that leans heavy on vanilla. The first whiff of this beer is like opening a bag of marshmallows. The vanilla aroma remains strong on vanilla as it mixes with light hints of chocolate. The full beer experience is a complex beer that doesn’t lean on some artifical vanilla flavor and a name to capture your attention. This dessert beer is the real deal and worth the cash if you find it.

Garage Brewing Marshmallow Milk Stout is available year-round in 12 and 22-ounce bottles, and draft.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Vanilla. Chocolate. Lactose.)
Availability: 12oz, 22oz Bottles. Draft. Year-round.
Distribution: Southern California

7.1% ABV, 9 IBUS

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Don't Miss This

Java Stout out, Bell’s Arabicadabra hits shelves

Bells Arabicadabra

A new coffee heavy milk stout has is hitting shelves around the U.S. – Bell’s Arabicadabra.

The coffee puns abound in this new seasonal release. Bell’s Brewery chose Grand Rapids, Michigan based roaster Ferris Coffee for the beans. As far as the 2017 seasonal lineup is concerned, Bell’s Arabicadabra will stand in for the longstanding fan favorite, Java Stout.

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Arabicadabra uses a cold coffee extract made on site at the brewery, using Nicaraguan and Sumatran coffee beans and a touch of the milk sugar.

Java Stout will always have a special place in our portfolio and isn’t being permanently retired. This year, we are changing things up a bit. Arabicadabra is a different take on a coffee stout and very similar to a local favorite that was released at our pub and at some events. It’s time to share it with an even larger audience.” – Laura Bell, CEO

Bell’s Arabicadabra is now available in 12-ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Coffee. Lactose.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Fall, 2017

5.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, The Veil Brewing

Stranger things fan? You want The Veil Brewing Broz Broz Night Night

The Veil Brewing Broz Broz Night Night 2

The Veil Brewing Broz Broz Night Night first debuted in cans on May 30th. The beer returns to the lineup again on October 24th. 

This one is all about the dry-hop. Broz Broz Night Night is the “brother” beer to the Citra hop heavy Broz Night Out. The Veil opted to double dry-hop this edition, uping it to what they call “cray-cray” status.

This one turned out insane. We love the base beer, but with the DDH treatment, it’s just crazy. Just in time for the new season of Stranger Things too!

The Veil Brewing Broz Broz Night Night will be available at the brewery in Richmond, Virginia in all it’s hazy goodness again on October 24th.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra
Availability: 16oz Cans

Debut: 5/30/17
Latest Return: 10/24/17

9% ABV

Image: The Veil Brewing