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 Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., Boulevard Brewing, Creature Comforts, Headlines

Boulevard Collaboration 7, created with Creature Comforts & Arizona Wilderness

Boulevard Collaboration 7

Boulevard Collaboration 7 debuts in August, a collaboration with Athens, Georgia based Creature Comforts and Gilbert, Arizona’s Arizona Wilderness.

This collaborator series has paired seen the likes of Deschutes Brewery, Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, Firestone Walker, Cigar City, Ommegang, and Orval. Boulevard Collaboration 7 is the first time a two breweries have been a part of the project at the same time.

The trio is creating a “juicy” lager for this seventh iteration, aged briefly on virgin oak. Juicy is an understating term, thanks to peach puree, lemon zest and riesling chosen to compliment carefully selected Nelson Sauvin, Lemondrop and Hallertau Blanc hops. The malt bill is quite complex too, brewed with pale malt, Sonoran White Wheat, Missouri wheat, honey malt and corn grits.

The finished beer will be bottle conditioned with champagne yeast, producing an effervescent golden lager perfect for the late summer heat. Last year, Arizona Wilderness and Creature Comforts partnered on “Transmission“, a citrus saison.

Boulevard Collaboration 7 will be available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.

StyleLager (w/ Riesling Juice, Peach Puree, Lemon Zest. Oak Aged.)
Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Lemondrop, Hallertau Blanc
Malts: Pale Malt, Sonoran White Wheat, Missouri Wheat, Honey Malt, Corn Grits

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: August, 2017 (Estimated)

6% ABV

Posted in Founders Brewing, Headlines

Barrel-aged malt liquor. Founders DKML debuts in July

Founders DKML

Founders DKML, a barrel-aged malt liquor, is coming to the brewery’s Barrel-Aged Series in July.

Hot on the heels of Kentucky Breakfast Stout will be a new style for the Grand Rapids, Michigan based brewery – a malt liquor. Founders is brewing with a “huge hit” of corn which will help boast the final alcohol by volume, and give this beer a sweet smooth finish. Founders DKML is not only dry-hopped, but aged in bourbon barrels.

Be warned: this one’s a pry-off, not a twist-off.

Founders DKML will be available in 12 ounce bottles, 750 milliliter bottles, and draft starting in July, 2017.

Style: American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Debut: July, 2017

?? ABV


Posted in Headlines

The Bruery creates Offshoot Beer Co. and finally brews an IPA

Offshoot Beer Co. Logo

April Fool’s Day 2017 has come and gone, and The Bruery’s “joke” has turned out to be not a joke at all. Offshoot Beer Co. is a very real thing.

Patrick Rue has said for years that The Bruery will never release an IPA. Technically he will always be right. The closest they’ve ever come is Humulus Lager, which is hopped like an IPA, but uses an lager yeast. Sneaky, sneaky. When Rue started The Bruery in 2008, the India pale ale scene was already crowded. He never saw the point in going down that route.

Nearly a decade later, the IPA still dominates craft brewing. Plus, the talented team at The Bruery most certainly has had an itch to go hoppy. Even if it is the time to release the venerable India pale ale, no amount of hops will make it fit The Bruery or Bruery Terreux’s branding.

Joel Kennedy, marketing manager for The Bruery tells Beer Street Journal that the big ideas around there usually come from Patrick Rue. Any IPA that was going to come from his team would have be from a different brand. Offshoot Beer Co. was born.

It wasn’t until the 2nd of April that fans of The Bruery started to realize this was no joke at all.

Offshoot Beer Co. is the third brand approach by the California based brewery and will specialize in IPAs. Initial releases like Perjury, Delayed Gratification, and Out of Context all got their start on the brewery’s 3 barrel experimental brewhouse, headed up by Andrew Bell.

Hazy IPAs, aka “New England Style IPAs” are hot right now, and that’s exactly where Offshoot Beer Co. begins their hoppy journey. “Fashionably Late,” and “Better Late Than Never,” each sport an 80’s theme and embody everything the haze fans crave. Those in 16 ounce cans, a first for The Bruery, thanks to mobile canning.

Offshoot Beer Co. shows off the the whimsical, playful side of The Bruery. If you can’t already tell, the names are poking fun at themselves from the get-go. Each month expect two new cans to surface. New styles, new names, even new themes. For now, you have to sign up on the interest list in order to get your hands on these cans, and even then, limited to pick up at the brewery (At least for the foreseeable future).

The Bruery and Brewery Terreux have always carried an air of class and sophistication. With Offshoot Beer Co., the weird (and hoppy) side of The Bruery we always knew was there is about to show, and starting this month – you’ll finally get to taste it.


Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, New Belgium

New Belgium’s Fat Tire series is expanding with Fat Tire White Ale

New Belgium Fat Tire White Ale

New Belgium Fat Tire White Ale, a new addition to the brewery’s “Fat Tire” family, debuts in August.

Later this summer, ordering a Fat Tire won’t be limiting your choices to just the iconic amber ale. For the first time in 25 years, New Belgium is putting a true Belgian-style white ale into full scale production.

The authentic white ale will feature Seville orange peel and coriander from Fort Collins, Colorado based Old Town Spice Shop, less than a mile from the brewery. New Belgium selected Seville oranges over Valencia oranges because thanks to their ‘brighter” aroma, and less cloying sweetness.

“Fat Tire Belgian White captures the spirit and flavor of a truly authentic Belgian White beer” – Peter Bouckaert, New Belgium’s Belgian Brewmaster

New Belgium Fat Tire White Ale will be available in 12 ounce bottles, 12 ounce cans, and draft starting August 1st.

Style: White Ale (w/ Orange Peel, Coriander)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Cans, Draft
Debut: 8/1/17

5.2% ABV

Posted in Burial Beer Co, Headlines

Burial Beer & Interboro Spirits and Ales team up with Run the Jewels

Burial Stay G-o-l-d IPA

This Friday a new musical collaboration arises. Asheville, North Carolina’s Burial Beer and Brooklyn’s Interboro Spirits & Ales are teaming up wth hiphop group Run the Jewels for a special hoppy release. Stay G-O-L-D IPA debuts in Asheville on Friday.

Run the Jewels was founded in 2013 by rappers El-P and Killer Mike. Besides his hot rhymes, Killer Mike has a love of beer. A few years ago he flew to Chicago to do a special collaboration with Goose Island. (We actually visited him at his barber shop in Georgia.)

Burial Beer Stay G-O-L-D IPA is brewed with the help of Brooklyn, New York’s Interboro Spirits & Ale. Named for a track on the groups latest “Run the Jewels 3” release, Stay G-O-L-D is juicy India pale ale brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops. Interboro released their cans back in March.

Aromas of dank pineapple lemon honeydew. Tangy citrus piney flavors with clean bitter finish. – Interboro Spirits & Ales

Stay G-O-L-D will be available at Burial Beer in Asheville, North Carolina starting Friday, April 7th, at 2 pm. The brewery plans on bumping Run the Jewels tunes all day. No distribution.

Style: IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans.
Debut: 4/7/17

6% ABV

Posted in Avery Brewing, Headlines

Avery Coconut Porter (aged in bourbon) debuts this week

Avery Coconut Porter

Avery Coconut Porter will be the newest release in  the brewery’s ongoing Botanicals & Barrels Series this month. Each beer features hand selected barrels and one botanical. The lineup includes Vanilla Bean Stout, Tangerine Quad, Apricot Sour, and Raspberry Sour.

Avery Coconut Porter is a chocolatey porter, brewed with fresh coconut, and aged for a few months in bourbon barrels until ready for the big time. This release was slated for around this time last year, aged in rum barrels. The lot of barrels that Avery received didn’t pass muster, so it was back to the drawing board. Hopefully a year of recipe tweaks have done well by this beer.

Copious quantities of coconut coupled with time basking in Bourbon barrels compliment the chocolatey and sumptuous nature of this delicate porter.

Coconut Porter was set to be bottled May, 2016. The brewery has not announced a release date yet.

Style: Imperial Porter (w/ Coconut. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: Early April, 2017

9.5% ABV