Posted in Founders Brewing, Headlines

Founders CBS returns again in November. The horse has thrown it’s Canadian rider

Founders CBS 2018

Founders CBS will return to the brewery’s Barrel-Aged lineup again on November 2nd. This time the horse is missing its rider. 

One of the most demanded beers in Grand Rapids, Michigan based Founders Brewing’s lineup is CBS, aka Canadian Breakfast Stout.

The imperial stout is brewed with a blend of coffee and imported chocolates, then aged in spent bourbon barrels that have most recently been aging pure Michigan maple syrup. Folks go insane at the mere mention of this beer.

The first time the world saw bottles of this release was in October of 2011, as the second release in the brewery’s Backstage Series.

Since then, the Backstage Series has grown eventually morphing into the Barrel-Aged Series. Fans begged, but CBS was still missing from the lineup until December of last year.

Today, the brewery has officially confirmed that Founders CBS will be available again in the Grand Rapids taproom and distribution for a third time (in bottles) on November 2nd. This time – the horse has thrown its iconic Canadian Mountie rider. Why? We’re working on that.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Chocolate. Maple Syrup. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: 11/2/18

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Founders CBS 2017 Bottle

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in New Releases, Wild Heaven Craft Beers

Wild Heaven releases a more traditional “Fest Beer”

Wild Heaven Fest Beer

Wild Heaven Fest Beer sees daylight for the first time in the brewery’s taproom on September 22nd.

A few years ago, brewery co-founder Eric Johnson debuted Autumn Defense, his rendition of the fall transitive beer. Defense was an ale, with a pronounced bright citrus flavor and brewed heavy-handedly with Munich malt.

Wild Heaven Fest Beer is much more traditional when compared to Autumn Defense. This release is a true Marzen lager, which features the Grungeist hop. “That hop is amazing,” Johnson says. ” I believe it has Hallertauer parentage and has a rose water flavor like Tettnanger that works so well with the lightly toasted malt.”

Wild Heaven Fest Beer will be available on draft and 12-ounces cans when the brewery opens on Saturday.

Style: Festbier/Marzen
Hops: Grungeist

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 9/22/18

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Posted in Allagash Brewing, Seasonal Return

Allagash FV 13 (foudre aged wild ale) resurfaces this weekend

Allagash FV 13

Allagash FV 13 returns to the brewery once again this weekend.

A Belgian-style golden ale is the base for Allagash FV 13. The beer is fermented in stainless steel with the brewery’s epic house yeast, then transferred to a 2,700-gallon French oak foudre (exactly like the one on the label).

What is even more unique about FV 13, is that a portion of the previous batch of this beer is used to inoculate (ferment) the new edition. A little bit of the old makes the new.

This year’s beer features an aroma with notes of graham cracker, lime zest, and vanilla. The flavor blends sweet and tart with notes of grapefruit and raspberry, and finishes with a cleansing bitterness.

Allagash FV 13 is a 375ml bottle release. Each release takes four years to brew, ferment and condition before public release.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ White Cane SugarOak Aged)
Hops: Tettnang, Hallertau

Availability: 12.7 oz bottles
Latest Return: September 2018

8.8% ABV 

Posted in Anheuser-Busch, Headlines

635 days later, the Browns finally win a game & Bud Light unlocks the fridges

Weeks ago, Budweiser placed locked fridges of Bud Light in parts of Cleveland, Ohio. They were to remain locked until the Browns finally won a football game.

“The Bud Light Browns ‘Victory Fridge’ is a fun way to celebrate and reward a fanbase that has never wavered in enthusiasm or dedication for their team no matter what happens.” – Andy Goeler, Vice-President of Marketing, Bud Light

It’s been 635 days. Finally, the Browns did it. Over the jets in Thursday night football. The fridges are unlocked, and we are told this is where to find them:

  • Barley House, 1261 W. 6th St., Cleveland
  • Broadway Brewhouse, 3828, 127 S Broadway St., New Philadelphia
  • Offshore Bar and Grille, 130 Forest Dr, Willoughby
  • Bud’s Corner, 5750 Columbus Rd NE, Louisville
  • Grindstone Tap House, 826 Front St, Berea
  • Barley House, 222 S Main S.t #1B, Akron
  • Merry Arts Pub & Grille, 15607 1/2 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
  • Game On Lakewood, 17103 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
  • Portage Lakes Basement, 3420 Manchester Rd., Akron
  • Panini’s Westlake, 23800 Detroit Rd, Westlake
  • Grayton Road Tavern, 4760 Grayton Rd., Cleveland
  • The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Dr., Wadsworth
  • Slim & Jumbo’s, 8101 Main St, Garrettsville
  • Loby’s Grille, 4736 Hills and Dales Rd NW, Canton

Even if it is with light beer, Cleveland can finally celebrate. Dilly Dilly.

Posted in Atlanta Brewing Company, Coming Soon

Nearly in a year in barrels, Atlanta Brewing Hype Whale Reserve debuts

Atlanta Brewing Hype Whale

Atlanta Brewing Hype Whale Reserve will be available at the brewery on September 22nd.

This release started in 2017 with Hype Whale, Atlanta Brewing’s imperial stout, being added to Buffalo Trace barrels. It’s been resting patiently until now.

22-ounce bottles of Atlanta Brewing Hype Whale will be available at the brewery on September 22nd at 12 noon.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Debut: 9/22/18

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Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

Bring a sweater. Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy is coming

Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy

Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy imperial IPA will be available starting September 27th.

This 9.5% alcohol by volume IPA delivers big on hops: Columbus, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic, Comet, and Galaxy to be exact. The “secret sauce” according to the brewery is the extra dry finish and the “big citrusy melony nose”.

MONDAY NIGHT PIRANHA DEALER DEBUTS

16-ounce cans of Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy will be available at the brewery’s Trabert Avenue location on September 27th.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Columbus, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic, Comet, Galaxy

Availabilty: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 9/27/18

9.5% ABV, 95 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, The Unknown Brewing Co.

Unknown Brewing The Teleporter debuts in cans for the first time September 28th

Unknown Brewing The Teleporter

Unknown Brewing The Teleporter will be available in cans for the first time on September 28th.

The brewery’s robust porter is brewed with cocoa nibs from Asheville, North Carolina’s French Broad Chocolates and coffee from Enderly Coffee Company.

These ingredients give this beer a wonderful nose of coffee and chocolate, a creamy tan head, and rich mocha taste.

Look for Unknown Brewing The Teleporter in 16-ounce cans in the brewery’s taproom in Charlotte, North Carolina starting September 28th.

Style: Robust Porter (w/ Coffee. Chocolate. Lactose.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 9/28/18

7.2% ABV