Posted in Creature Comforts, New Releases

Creature Comforts Mango, Orange & Lime Tritonia debuts January 19th

Creature Comforts Mango, Orange & Lime

Creature Comforts Mango, Orange & Lime Tritonia debuts in the brewery’s taproom on Friday.

The Athens, Georgia based brewery hit a home run with their fans when they debuted Cucumber & Lime Tritonia on draft in 2015. Creature Comforts has been teasing new variants ever since.

This Friday look for a new variant hits cans – Creature Comforts Mango, Orange & Lime Tritonia. The tart wheat ale features a touch of coriander, and sea salt, plus fresh mangos, oranges and limes.

12-ounce cans of this Tritonia variant are on sale at the brewery on Friday, January 19th at 3 pm.

Style: Gose (w/ Mango. Oranges. Limes. Sea Salt. Coriander.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Brewery only.
Debut: 1/19/18

4.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, The Bruery

 The Bruery opens their new retail store in Washington D.C. this week

The Bruery Store Washington DC

Placentia, California based The Bruery will open their first east coast location on the east coast this month.

Renowned beers like the barrel-aged Black Tuesday, Mocha Wednesday, and White Chocolate got their start on at their original location on Dunn Way, alongside a series of wild and sour beers. Recently, the “wild” lineup was dubbed Bruery Terreux, and moved to an “all funk” location nearby.

This spring, they (finally) did what they said they would never do – they released India pale ales. Let’s just say they are “bending” their rule by releasing a hoppy lineup as Offshoot Beer Co.

The Bruery is looking east in 2018 with a brick & mortar presence in Washington D.C.

The Union Market District of the nation’s capital is where The Bruery has claimed their new home. The store will offer bottle and can sales from all three brands, for take away and on-site consumption, plus eight taps for growler and crowler fills.

Additionally, the store will serve as a pick-up point for Reserve, Preservation, and Hoarders Society members, and online bottle sales.

“The Bruery Store at Union Market District provides a central location for fans along the East Coast to get their hands on all three of our brands under one roof. We’re incredibly excited to put down roots for our first retail store outside of California in the nation’s capital. Such an expansion wouldn’t be possible without the support from our fans across the country.” – founder and CEO, Patrick Rue

The Bruery Store at Union Market District will share 5,000 square feet with other retailers. The two-story building is located at 513 Morse St. NE was built in 1931 as a small, independent butcher shop, Kramer & Sons.

You’ll find The Bruery “East” located at 513 Morse St. NE, open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you go:

  • The first 100 shoppers (no purchase necessary) on Jan. 19 will be gifted a limited edition, commemorative t-shirt and receive a three-bottle set of beer.
  • The second 100 shoppers (no purchase necessary) on Jan. 19 will be gifted two bottles of beer.
  • On Jan. 19, attendees who sign up to become a Preservation Society member will receive a free bottle of beer.
  • Current Hoarders Society, Reserve Society, and Preservation Society members will receive a free bottle of beer with any purchase during opening weekend.
  • One lucky shopper on January 19 will win a 2018 Reserve Society membership raffle (no purchase necessary). A membership includes over $370 value in included beer and merchandise, plus access to purchase the brewery’s most limited releases – at a 15% discount – online and in-store.
  • A meet-and-greet with The Bruery Founder, Patrick Rue – one of just 16 individuals to earn the title of Master Cicerone®.
  • Onsite sales of Black Tuesday 2017 (limit 3 bottles per person, while supplies last.)
  • Visitors will be able to join the Offshoot Beer Co. Interest List and gain access to the latest fresh, juicy, hop-forward and canned releases from the offshoot of The Bruery.Onsite bottle sales of popular and special releases from The Bruery, Bruery Terreux and Offshoot Beer Co. will be featured throughout opening week.
Posted in Dogfish Head, Headlines, New Releases

Aged on wood & year-round: Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew is now available year-round. 

In 2010, Dogfish Head released Bitches Brew, a new imperial stout created to honor the epic Miles Davis album by the same name, released in 1970. The album, deemed unconventional by many at the time, is considered the progenitor of the jazz-rock genre.

Much like the album’s composition, the imperial stout blends carefully selected components in its creation. The original release was created out of threads of an imperial stout, and imperial stout brewed with gesho root and honey.

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew adds a new element – wood. The beer has been aged and blended in the giant oak tanks that Dogfish Head uses to age their Pale Santo release. This “deeper cut” is a fusion of three threads of imperial stout aged on oak, and one of the Tej, an African honey beer, aged in the 10,000 gallon Palo Santo tanks.

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew is available this month in new 12-ounce/6-packs year-round.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Honey)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-Round
Release: January 2018

9% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Terrapin Beer Company

POG inspired Terrapin Luau Krunkles returns year-round

Terrapin Luau Krunkles

Terrapin Luau Krunkles, a tropically inspired India pale ale, will be offered year-round in 2018.

“Krunkles” is a fictitious character (perhaps real, depending on who you ask at the brewery) that travels the world looking for new India pale ales. The series has seen releases like Krunkles Down Under (all Aussie & New Zealand hops), Samurai Krunkles, and Dr. Krunkles.

Terrapin Luau Krunkles is inspired by a Hawaiian drink called POG. The beverage is brewed with passionfruit, orange, and guava. (Yes that same drink gave rise to the POG game of the 90’s.) In 2017 when the temperature started to rise, so did Luau Krunkles. The demand for POG is so high, the beer will be offered year-round this year.

Krunkles is back with another world renowned IPA inspired by this time spent on the Hawaiian Islands. Jam packed with tropical flavors of passionfruit, orange and guava, this “Hawaiian IPA” is brewed to accompany you to your next luau.

Terrapin Luau Krunkles is a 12 ounce can and draft release year-round, alongside Hopsecutioner (with new artwork), Hi-5, RecreationAle, Good to Gose, and Sound Czech Pilsner.

Style: IPA (w/ Passionfruit, Oranges, Guava)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Fall, 2016.
Year Round: July, 2017

6.5% ABV

Ed Note: Luau Krunkles has already been available year-round in the brewery’s IPA Survival Kit

Posted in Dogfish Head

Dogfish Head names new brewery president

Dogfish Head George Pastrana

Dogfish Head has named George Pastrana the brewery’s President and Chief Operating Officer. 

The search took a year, but Delaware based Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has named a new president, George Pastrana. He has spent six years as Chief Marketing Officer/Vice President of Marketing & Innovation at ACH Food Companies. Pastrana holds a Johnson Graduate School of Management and is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he studied Biomedical Engineering.

“George has impressed us every step of the way with his integrity, people-first, products-second leadership philosophy, sound experience at high-level strategic planning, and his recognition that innovation and brand distinction are at the heart of every successful entrepreneurial company’s raison d’etre. These very same priorities have driven me and my co-workers since we opened Dogfish Head as the smallest commercial brewery in the country in 1995. We have come a long way and we are very excited George is now joining us on our journey, as the leader of Dogfish Head’s leaders. – Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Founder

Both Sam Calagione will maintain the position of founder and CEO and Mariah Calagione Executive VP and co-founder.

Image via Dogfish Head

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This

Dogfish Head to release R.E.M. inspired beer, complete with Swiss Army Knife

Dogfish Head It's The End Of the Wort As We Know It

Dogfish Head It’s The End Of the Wort As We Know It, a “nutrient-rich survival beer” on January 27th. 

With an overt nod to the band R.E.M.’s seminal 90’s track, Dogfish Head It’s The End Of the Wort As We Know It will make a limited appearance at the Delaware brewery later this month.

Using nutrient-rich superfoods like including purple sweet potatoes, rose hips, chia seed, flax seed, spelt, oats and quinoa, Dogfish Head created a beer with 8x more Vitamin B than the leading light lager. Additionally, “End of the Wort” boasts 90% of the daily recommended serving of folic acid. That means this beer can fight anemia better than most beers. In an ironic twist, folate deficiency can be caused by alcoholism. (Life is confusing.)

In true “Off-Centered” fashion, each of the 200 bottles of Dogfish Head It’s The End Of the Wort As We Know It will sport a brewery branded Swiss Army Knife,  survival blanket, and paracord. Everything you need to survive a wilderness drinking situation.

“We are not making any health claims in association with this beer.  We are merely sharing our brewing process and the culinary ingredients we chose for the recipe that are rich in alluring aromas and flavors.”  Slightly tart and subtly sweet with jammy blueberry, cranberry, and cherry flavors, this medium-bodied beer clocks in at 9% ABV and is a critical off-centered ale to include in your survival bunker. – Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Founder

Dogfish Head It’s The End Of the Wort As We Know It is limited to just 200 750 milliliter bottles. On sale for $45 dollars at the brewery on January 27th.

Style: Belgian-style Strong Ale ( Purple Sweet Potatoes. Rose Hips. Chia Seeds, Flax Seed, Spelt, Oats. Quinoa)
Malts: Oats, Spelt
Availability: 750ml Bottles. 200 Bottles, Brewery Only
Debut: 1/27/18

9% ABV

Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Creature Comforts Duende returns to the taproom

Creature Comforts Duende 16oz

Creature Comforts Duende returns to the Athens, Georgia brewery’s taproom today.

This Tap Room Series release is an imperial India pale ale, brewed with Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. The end result is an IPA that is big on fruity notes.

… There’s a consistent fruit flesh flavor to the beer that adds a wonderful complexity to the bright citrus notes as the overtones dance around the fleshy notes, supporting without ever getting in the way….

Creature Comforts Duende is a 16-ounce can and draft offering. No distribution for this run.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: 11/8/16
Latest Return: 1/5/18

8% ABV

Duende – A quality of passion or inspiration.