Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Odell Brewing

Odell Pryus & Prunus Pear & Peach Sour is coming to the sour & wild Cellar Series

Odell Pryus & Prunus

Odell Pryus & Prunus Pear & Peach Sour is destined for the brewery’s Cellar Series this year.

The Fort Collins, Colorado based brewery is home to releases like Zard-Alu Sour Apricot Ale, Pina Agria, and most recently Dark Theory. The brewery’s love of fruits will be expressed once again with Odell Pryus & Prunus Pear & Peach Sour.

The base beer is a sour golden ale, brewed with hefty additions of fresh pears and peach puree, resulting in a bright, tart beer.

Pryus & Prunus is an oak aged sour golden ale brewed with heavy additions of pear and peach puree resulting in a full bodied, pleasantly effervescent, refreshingly tart ale. The two fruits work in harmony, as aromas of peach pie and fresh pear swirl from the glass. The tart complexity of the sour blonde marries with rip fruit flavors that burst forth with every sip. Enjoy.

Like previous series releases, Odell Pryus & Prunus Pear & Peach Sour will have limited availability in 750 milliliter bottles, and draft.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Peaches. Pears. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

6.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Hi Wire Brewing

A tropical sour is coming in May: Hi-Wire Citra Gose

Hi-Wire Citra Gose

The Asheville, North Carolina based Hi-Wire Brewing’s specialty lineup has recently included stars like Pink Drink, 10W-40 Imperial Stout, and most recently Man Eater. In May, Hi-Wire Citra Gose will ease you into summer.

The tart gose is big on the tropical notes of Citra hops, which creates a floral sour wheat beer that is light on the bitterness.

Look for Hi-Wire Citra Gose in 16 ounce cans starting May 12th. Limited distribution to follow.

Style: Gose
Hops: Citra

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: 5/12/17

4.2% ABV

Posted in Allagash Brewing, Seasonal Return

Allagash James Bean (with bourbon & coffee) returns

Allagash James Bean

Allagash James Bean has finally been bottled. The beer has been a draft-only offering in the past.

The base beer for Allagash James Bean is a Belgian-style strong ale with pure white cane sugar, that has been infused with cold pressed coffee after fermentation. The brewery chose Ethiopia Amaro Gayo beans for the brew, which boast flavors of blackberry and blueberry. The finishing touch on this big beer is the bourbon barrel aging.

Have you ever put bourbon in your coffee? If you do, drink this. If you don’t. Drink this. Coffee is bright and the bourbon a beautiful compliment to the boldness that James Bean is. Coffee, vanilla and bourbon dominate the aroma. Flavors of caramel, coffee, bourbon, and oak present themselves throughout this full-bodied beer. Think coffee, oak, caramel, and bourbon with a touch of berry. Start to finish.

Bean is further proof that coffee and bourbon work together (it’s been our breakfast of choice for years). Bourbon and coffee dominate this beer, but you can’t count out the Belgian-style golden ale base. Thats’s where the complexity really shines.

Allagash James Bean will be available 750 milliliter bottles debuted in early July at the brewery in Portland, Maine. Distribution has been slow and steady throughout the summer.

Style: Belgian-style Strong Ale (w/ Cane Sugar, Coffee. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: Tettnang, Hallertau
Malts: Allagash 2-Row Malted Barley Blend

Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Bottle Debut: 7/2/16
Latest Return: April, 2017

10.4% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater TripleTail promises a taste of tropical

SweetWater TripleTail

“Tropical” is very much in style right now. Tropical hops like Mosaic, Galaxy, and Citra. Tropical flavors like mango, papaya and pineapple. Atlanta’s biggest craft brewery is already on the map with year-round IPA. Like we just said, tropical is hot right now. Time for SweetWater TripleTail.

This is SweetWater’s “tropical” approach their hefty hoppy lineup. The brewery hasn’t disclosed the hops that make this one “troppy” but you can surely expect something dank and juicy.

A tropical approach to the IPA style – TripleTail weaves juicy and bodacious hops with notes of papaya, pineapple and passionfruit into this lush hop-forward IPA, creating a mouthwatering vacation for your senses. At 5.5% ABV, you can lean back assured it will refresh you from sun up to sun down.

SweetWater TripleTail will be a 12 ounce bottle and draft release. The brewery has not announced this offering.

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

5.5% ABV

 

Posted in Carolina Bauernhaus Ales, Coming Soon

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek is up next in bottles

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek is up next in bottle for the Anderson, South Carolina based brewery.

The brewery’s base sour golden ale has been aged in Petite Syrah barrels before head brewer Keston Helfrich blended in a hefty chunk of art Montmorency cherries. By now the flavor of this future release should be taking shape.

We native fermented and aged our golden sour ale in Petite Syrah barrels before blending in a massive amount of tart Montmorency cherries to create a delightfully refreshing petite sour ale with a light body, tart acidity, bright pie cherry flavor , and a subtle barrel funk. This unique regional ale draws its acidity from a strain of lactobacillus isolated by SouthYeast labs from opuntia fruit in La France, South Carolina and a blend of locally captured native yeasts.

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek will be available in 750ml bottles. A release date has not been set.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Cherries. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

4.5 ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrrapin Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose will be Side Project #31

Terrrapin Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose

Terrapin Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose is on deck in Athens, Georgia.

The brewery already has a winner in the gose style – Watermelon Gose. The beer tastes like summer feels. Joining the brewery’s Side Project Series is  Terrrapin Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose, another warm weather/tropically inspired beer.

The name pretty much gives away the composition of this gose; nuanced with limes, pink sea salt, and coriander.

The Gose is made with mineral-rich Himalayan Pink Sea Salt and has flavors of fresh squeezed Makrut Limes and subtle hints of Coriander. Quench your thirst as you meditate on our latest brew.

Side Project #29 is hitting shelves now – Chubby Bunny, a decadent s’mores inspired imperial milk stout. Also preceding this release will be Side Project #30, Blueberry Thyme Saison.

Look for Terrapin Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose in 22 ounce bottles and draft this summer.

Style: Gose (w/ LimesCoriander. Sea Salt.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

4.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Upslope Brewing Company

Drink in a big blast of citrus in new Upslope Experimental IPA 2017

Upslope Experimental IPA 2017

Upslope Experimental IPA 2017 is now available, featuring some of America’s hottest hops right now.

For us, if you say the worlds Mosaic, Idaho 7, or Lemondrop, you have our attention. That’s exactly the hop lineup in this year’s inaugural Experimental IPA. Available now through May, the brewery is offering up an mouthful of peach, tangerine, papaya and lemon, 12 ounces at a time. This IPA is bright, just like a sunny spring day.

You might say – “Wait, I’ve seen those hops all over the place. Why is this “experimental”? That depends on a few things. Hops like Mosaic and Idaho 7 are in especially high demand – and expensive. The release of Upslope Experimental IPA 2017 affords the brewers an chance to play with newer varieties and see what you – the drinking public like. If you do as much as we do, you’ll probably see it again. Hops are expensive and let’s face it. There are ton of IPAs out there. If you release a new one, it better be good.

“This annual Experimental India Pale Ale series is our chance to show our brewing team’s commitment to innovation and the exploration of hops. This year’s inaugural batch showcases some of our favorite hops, which together, deliver a punchy combination of hop goodness for one of our favorite IPAs yet.”  Sam Scruby, Upslope head brewer

So now’s your chance to taste the experiment and see for yourself. Upslope Experimental IPA 2017 is available from April through May in 12 ounce cans.

Style: IPA
Hops: Mosaic, Idaho 7, Lemondrop

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. April-May (One-off)
Debut: April, 2017

6.4% ABV, 65 IBUs

PIC: Beer Street Journal