Posted in Coming Soon, Southbound Brewing Co

Southbound Brewing readies a juicy new IPA, ‘Disco Kid’

Southbound Brewing Disco Kid

Savannah, Georgia is going to be home a new juicy IPA in the near future. Southbound Brewing Disco Kid is coming soon.

The new beer was brewed in the first week of July, described as “A juicy, ripe, IPA with notes of passionfruit, lemon and lime from our Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Southern Cross hops.”

Southbound Brewing Disco Kid will be available in 12-ounce cans and draft in late-July.

Style: IPA
Hops: Citra, Amarillo, Cascade, Southern Cross

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: TBA

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Posted in Ardent Craft Ales, New Releases

Ardent Craft Ales releases Summer American Sour Blend 2018

Ardent Summer American Sour Blend 2018

Ardent Summer American Sour Blend 2018 debuts on July 12th.

This blended sour starts with a blonde ale that has been soured in oak barrels, then blended with guava and pineapple.

This is a drinkable, restrained sour ale that features juicy, fruity flavors with minimal sweetness and a pleasant pineapple aroma, perfect for a summer afternoon.

Bottles of Ardent Summer American Sour Blend 2018 will be available in the Richmond, Virginia taproom the afternoon of July 12th.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Guava. Pineapple. Oak Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 330ml Bottles
Debut: 7/12/18

6.6% ABV

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Posted in Coming Soon, Maui Brewing Company

Maui Lilikoi Saison is a limited can release this month

Maui Lilikoi Saison

Maui Lilikoi Saison is being released in 12-ounce cans for the first time on July 16th.

The Hawaii-based brewery’s passionfruit laced saison has been available on draft for some time now. This month, the brewery is releasing cans for the first time.

Maui’s tasting notes include: “passionfruit, tropical and light and pleasant acidity”.

Special release events are planned for the can release on July 16th. Maui Lilikoi Saison is available in 12-ounce cans as a limited release.

Style: Saison (w/ Passionfruit)
Hops: Amarillo
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut (Cans): 7/16/18

5.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Goose Island Brewing

Goose Island Bourbon County Horchata is another dessert themed potential

Goose Island Bourbon County Horchata

Goose Island Bourbon County Horchata is a potential addition to the brewery’s Bourbon County Brand this fall. 

Pastry stouts – i.e. stouts with dessert-like additions like vanilla beans or chocolate are wildly popular in beer right now. Goose Island has taken notice and looks to be adding pastry inspired additions to their famed Bourbon Country Brand Series.

Among the future dessert-themed releases could be Bourbon County Neopolitan Stout, as well as the above – Bourbon County Horchata Stout.

Horchata is aged in bourbon barrels with cinnamon, vanilla, and lactose milk sugar. Inspired by the popular sweet and milky Mexican drink.

Currently, Goose Island Bourbon County Horchata is slated as a draft offering. No confirmation currently on whether it will be bottled.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cinnamon. Vanilla. Lactose. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: Draft
Debut: TBA

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Note: This is a “sneak peek.” Details, release date, or release at all, are subject to change at anytime by the brewery. 

Posted in Headlines

Constellation Brands acquires Texas-based Four Corners Brewing

According to a market representative with Constellation Brands, the company has acquired Dallas, Texas-based Four Corners Brewing Company.

This brewery purchase will add Four Corners to a growing portfolio of craft breweries acquired by Constellation, including Ballast Point Brewing, and Funky Buddha.

George Esquivel and Greg Leftwich founded the brewery in 2012. When asked for a statement, Constellation forwarded a press release with this statement from the owners:

“We like to say that Four Corners Brewing is our collective beer journey, and partnering with Constellation continues that journey by opening amazing possibilities of where our brand and company can go. We’re proud Texas brewers, and we’ve always had the intent of sharing our brews and our story with as many people as possible. We know Constellation Brands is the right partner to help us do that.” – ” Four Corners co-founder George Esquivel.

In 2017, Four Corners production was 25,000 barrels. The financial value of the transaction has not been disclosed.

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Posted in Coming Soon, Heavy Seas

Heavy Seas is releasing their first sour this month

Heavy Seas Raspberry Sour

Baltimore, Maryland based Heavy Seas Beer is debuting their first sour/wild ale on July 20th. 

American wild ales, especially sour ales have grown considerably over the past few years. However, not every brewery releases one. Heavy Seas is ready to drop their hat into the sour ring with this new raspberry heavy offering.

Heavy Seas Bière de Framboises is described as “tart, piquant, dry, and wine-like.” The Belgian-style base ale is brewed with 600 pounds of whole raspberries and soured with lactic acid over the past four months.

…this bright red brew has a surprising [sic] medium body and full mouthful with a delightfully quenching finish. Quelle surprise!

Heavy Seas Raspberry Sour debuts on Friday, July 20th on draft in the brewery’s taproom.

Style: American Wild/ Sour Ale (w/ Raspberries)
Availability: Draft Only.
Debut: 7/20/18

5.75% ABV, 12 IBU

Posted in Allagash Brewing, Coming Soon

Fresh strawberries and bourbon barrels. Allagash Avancé returns July 14th

Allagash Avancé

Allagash Avancé will be available in the brewery’s taproom again on July 14th.

Back in 2013, the Portland, Maine based brewery started purchasing fresh strawberries from Dole’s Orchard in Limington, Maine. The fresh fruit was combined with a strong ale brewed with four different strains of Belgian yeast, as well as multiple sugars including molasses, date sugar, white cane sugar, and dark rock candi.

Avancé is a strong, sour ale with aromas of strawberry preserves and toasted oak. Berries and more oak continue in the flavor, which concludes with a warm, sweet finish.

Allagash Avancé is available in 12.7-ounce bottles in the brewery’s taproom July 14th, alongside Coolship Cerise.

Style: Belgian-style Strong Ale / American Wild Ale (w/ Strawberries. Date Sugar. Candi Sugar. Molasses. White Cane Sugar. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: Perle, German Tradition, Tettnang, Saaz
Malts: 2-Row, Malted Barley Blend, Munich, Caramel, Carapils

Availability: 12.7oz Bottles

10.8% ABV

Allagash Avance Strawberries

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