Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Left Hand Brewing

Left Hand’s Milk Stout Nitro may soon have a “chai’ sibling

Left Hand Chai Milk Stout Nitro

Left Hand Chai Milk Stout Nitro, a future potential release by the Colorado brewery.

Simply known as Milk Stout, Left Hand’s year-round offering is iconic in American craft beer. By the look of things, Left Hand Chai Milk Stout Nitro isn’t far away.

Chai spices (which range from cinnamon, cardamon, allspice, ginger, and cloves) will meet creamy milk stout. The result already has us drooling.

Super smooth milk stout nitro with aromatic spices.

Left Hand Chai Milk Stout Nitro will be available in 16-ounce cans and draft. The brewery has not announced this release.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Spices)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: TBA

Posted in Headlines, New Belgium

New Belgium Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale looks to expand “Tart” series

New Belgium Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale

New Belgium Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale is a future bottle potential by the Colorado/North Carolina based brewery. 

Some of this beer name should already be familiar to you – “Tartastic”. A year ago, New Belgium debuts Tartastic Lemon Ginger Sour. It looks like the series is going to grow in the near future.

New Belgium Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale is brewed with raspberry and lime purees, that play on a what we assume, a kettle soured base ale.

Brewed with raspberry and lime purees for an irresistibly playful sweet-tart sip that’ll put a smile on your face every time.

The label artwork alludes to an expanded “Tartastic Fruit Series” that might grow in 2018. New Belgium Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale will be a 12-ounce bottle and draft release.

The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

Style: Sour Ale (w/ Raspberries. Lime Puree.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

4.2% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Terrapin Beer Company

Nutella inspired Terrapin Moo-Tella truly delivers

Terrapin Moo-Tella Bottle

Terrapin Moo-Tella has joined the brewery’s Special Reserve Series.

This specialty lineup started in 2013 with a white chocolate edition of Moo-Hoo, Terrapin’s chocolate milk stout. After a heated round of fan voting, White Chocolate Moo-Hoo snagged a return to the series again (on shelves now).

Since White Chocolate, the series has grown to include dessert inspired releases like French Toasted Wake-n-Bake, and Tiramisu-Hoo.

Now for Terrapin Moo-Tella. The Nutella inspired beer uses their Moo-Hoo Milk Stout, brewed with Nashville based Olive & Sinclair cocoa nibs, and a touch of hazelnut syrup. Brewery co-founder “Spike” Buchowski chose the syrup route because of potential nut allergy issues. Don’t let that slow you down. Moo-Tell really delivers.

Terrapin’s Special Reserve Series milk stouts are a bit more robust and bold than their seasonal Moo-Hoo. As far as Moo-Tella is concerned, the beer truly delivers a Nutella-inspired experience. The nose is a blend of hazelnut and chocolate, with a creamy milk chocolate finish that becomes more and more like the dessert spread as it warms.

Our 2017 Reserve Series release ‘Moo-Tella,” is a Chocolate Imperial Milk Stout so decadent you could eat it with a spoon. The intermingling of Olive and Sinclair chocolate and the rich flavor of hazelnuts creates an experience so pleasurable it should be shared with friends.

Terrapin Moo-Tella is now available in16.9-ounce bottles hitting the market the week of November 12th.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Hazelnut. Cocoa Nibs. Lactose.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles. Limited Release.
Debut: November 2017

8.5% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Don't Miss This, Hoppin' Frog Brewing

Big frog. 17.4% Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Gavel Slammer debuts on Black Friday

Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Gavel Slammer

Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Gavel Slammer will be available on Black Friday. 

Huge. Best descriptor for this big beer. On Black Friday, Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Gavel Slammer. The 17.2% alcohol by volume dark has been aged in brewery selected whiskey barrels.

Barrel-aged over-the-top ale like no other, with a truly magnificent character from aging in select whiskey barrels. Rich, aromatic, lively and dark, with layer after layer of roasted, toasted, and caramelized malts, beautifully balanced from the oak barrel. We’ve done our part, slamming the hammer down for freedom from alcohol limits.

Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Gavel Slammer will be available in 12-ounce bottles at 10 am on November 24th.

Style: American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Whiskey.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Brewery only release.
Debut: 11/24/17

17.4%, 65 IBUs

Posted in Don't Miss This

Atlanta’s Torched Hop Brewing is ready to drop some cans

Torched Hop Brewing Cans

It’s been a little bit over a year into brewing, Atlanta’s Torched Hop Brewing has won medals at the Great American Beer Festival and U.S. Open Beer Championship. Their next move? Cans.

“We are first and foremost a brewpub, and want to showcase a lot of styles,” says Chris Bivens. “We ordered in more than 45 yeast strains in the first year in order to create a wide range of styles.”

Despite Torched Hop’s versatility, Bivens lineup of India pale ales is what really has put the brewpub on the map. From Hops de Leon, Haze Craze, and Tribunal, those dank juicy IPAs are what customers have been excited about. So much so, the decision to can the hoppiest of their offerings was easy.

On November 18th Torched Hop Tribunal will mark the first release. The IPA features the famed (and hard to find) Galaxy hop, Mosaic and Cryo powder. A hop lover’s dream and a hell of a way to kick off the package lineup. The next two will be released as they are brewed:

  • Haze Craze – Uses very potent cryogenically separated hops, plus flaked oats. Thing hazy New England style IPA
  • Hops De Leon – Flagship IPA and hardcore West Coast IPA featuring Citra and Mosaic hops.

It took the brewery around two months to design the cans in-house, and five weeks to can delivery form Can Source. The longest lead time was the can seamer (puts the lid on). Incidentally, the maker of the seaming equipment, Dixie Canner, supplies Campell’s Soup with their seamers as well. Campbell’s ordered nearly a 1000 seamers ahead of Torched Hop’s single machine.

Don’t worry about your day job getting in the way of these releases. Bivens plans on making new cans available on the weekends, with no planned distribution.

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Holland Brewing

A whopping 20% ABV & aged in rum, New Holland 20th Anniversary debuts soon

New Holland 20th Anniversary

New Holland 20th Anniversary Ale debuts on Black Friday.

2017 marks the Holland, Michigan based brewery’s 20-year mark. Two decades begs for a big beer and the brewery delivered.

New Holland 20th Anniversary is a strong ale that weighs in at a full 20% alcohol by volume, that has been aged in rum barrels for almost a year.

“We aged this ale in rum barrels for almost a year, and the results are phenomenal. The rum character really shines through and complements the beer.” Jason Salas, Brewery Production Manager

New Holland 20th Anniversary will be available at the brewery’s Michigan locations in 22-ounce wax-dipped bottles on November 24th.

Style: American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Rum.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release
Distribution: No
Debut: 11/24/17

20% ABV

Image: New Holland

Posted in Headlines, New Belgium

Future Special Release: New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA is a future potential in the brewery’s Voodoo Ranger Series.

In late 2016, New Belgium announced the addition of the Voodoo Ranger Series. IPA, Imperial IPA, 8 Hop joined the series year-round. Earlier this year, Voodoo Ranger added a few “Special Releases” in 22-ounce bottles – Passionfruit Imperial IPA, Red IPA, and Juicy Mandarina IPA.

It looks like New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA is on the way soon. The India pale ale is brewed with guava and spruce.

This forthcoming release is slated for 16-ounce cans and draft. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style: IPA (w/ Guava. Spruce.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: TBA

7.6% ABV