Posted in Don't Miss This, Rogue Brewing, Rogue Spirits

Rogue Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey debuts, after two years in stout barrels

Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey

Before we delve into Rogue’s newest spirit, you need to understand the labor-intensive process that led up to it. It’s a pretty long process.

The best place to start has to be Rogue Farms, the brewery’s agricultural arm of their operation in Independence, Oregon. It is there the brewery grows the hops and malts used in a plethora of their beers, especially Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout. It only gets more complicated from here.

Before the brewery in Newport, Oregon is busy making an imperial stout, the Rogue distillery had taken some beer mash to distill into white whiskey. That whiskey hasn’t been aging in barrels Rogue simply just ordered from a cooperage. Rogue’s got one of those too. In-house barrel-maker Nate Linquist makes barrels out of Oregon Oak (Quercus garryana) that are then charred before the whiskey is left to age.

Once the whiskey was done, Rolling Thunder was transferred into the wet barrels for barrel-aging for months before bottling. Pretty labor intensive for a barrel-aged imperial stout.

Now, Rogue has gone a step further. Those barrels that once had Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout were filled again with Rogue barrel-aged whiskey to finish in the stout touched barrels for an additional two years.

Farm to brewery. Brewery to distilling. Coopering, charring, aging. Rogue continues to do it all. Now you can get Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey for your spirits collection. According to Rogue, this new whiskey release boasts prominent notes of chocolate and coffee that complement the flavors of whiskey-soaked Oregon Oak.

Rogue Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey is available in 750-milliliter bottles nationally in limited quantities.

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Rogue Rolling Thunder rests in barrels in Newport, Oregon. PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

“Bridge Collapsing” Monday Night Don’t Call It Hotlanta returns ahead of the Super Bowl

Monday Night Don't Call It Hotlanta can

Monday Night Don’t Call It Hotlanta returns ahead of the city’s hosting of the Super Bowl.

Last year, the brewery’s Black Tie Series became home to this quadruple dry-hopped imperial India pale ale, brewed with Columbus, Citra, and Galaxy hops. According to the brewery, it’s a “bridge collapsing” 8.5% alcohol by volume. Don’t know what that means by bridge collapsing in Atlanta? Google it. It was truly a shitshow.

With the unpredictability of Atlanta’s spring weather, this cloudy double IPA pops with sunny tropical notes on the nose. It drinks dank and finishes with a bit of bitterness, much like an Atlanta sports fan.

Monday Night Don’t Call It Hotlanta will be available once again in a new 16-ounce can format and draft for a limited time starting January 25th.

Drink it in good health… and don’t call it  “Hotlanta”.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Galaxy, Columbus
Malts: Pilsner, 2-Row, Flaked Oats

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 4/29/18
Latest Return: 1/25/19

8.5% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Beer News

Creature Comforts Resilience IPA

Creature Comforts Resilience IPA

Creature Comforts Resilience IPA

 

 

Posted in Atlas Brew Works, Headlines

Atlas Brew Works sues federal government over shutdown delays

Atlas-Brew-Works-Lawsuit

The government shutdown is not only taking its toll on the government workers not receiving a paycheck, but on America’s beer industry as well.

Washington D.C. based Atlas Brew Works is opting to do something about it. This week, the brewery filed a lawsuit against the government citing free speech issues dealing with federal label approvals. Without label approvals, Atlas, as well as the nation’s brewers cannot ship new beers out of state. No certificate of label approval, no beer across state lines.

The lawsuit frames the brewery’s labels as a form of free speech, protected by the First Amendment. By extension, the need for a “license” in order to practice free speech is unconstitutional.

Atlas Brew Works is asking the court to step in, in order to get their new seasonal releases into the market on time. Right now the clock is ticking on the brewery’s Precious One, a new apricot IPA. The lack of label approval is keeping this beer in the tanks, unable to be sold.

As of the date of this article, the government shutdown is headed into the 27th day making it the longest in U.S. history.  Democrats and the White House remain at odds over granting Trump $5 billion for a wall on the southern border of the country.

Image: Atlas Brew Works (Facebook)

Posted in Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Liquid Bliss (chocolate peanut butter porter) returns

Terrapin Liquid Bliss 2019

Terrapin Liquid Bliss, the brewery’s chocolate peanut butter porter is making a return this year.

Some of you might remember this peanut buttery release as Terrapin Side Project #14 from 2014.

The cocoa nibs are the same found in Moo-Hoo from Olive & Sinclair in Nashville, Tennessee. Combine that with peanut butter powder, and dessert is served. A powdered form of peanut butter is used because fats and oils from regular peanut butter would make the beer oily, and flat when you pour it.

The brewery is releasing about 800 barrels across their entire market, making it a fairly limited release.

Terrapin Liquid Bliss is available in 12-ounce cans and draft.

Style: Porter (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Peanut Butter)
Hops: US Golding
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Wheat, Crystal 86, Crystal 120, Chocolate, Chocolate Wheat, Black

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year Round. Entire Terrapin Distribution.
Latest Return: January 2019

6% ABV

Posted in Brewery Expansions, Don't Miss This, Scofflaw Brewing Co.

Scofflaw Brewing to build second location in Atlanta

Scofflaw Brewing is building a second location in their home city of Atlanta, Georgia.

Selig Enterprises, one of the largest real estate companies announced this morning that Scofflaw Brewing will join The Works, an 80-acre mixed-use development coming to Atlanta’s Upper Westside.

Scofflaw’s home at The Works will span 9,000 square feet and serve as the brewery’s main R&D facility. Expect an open design with a large outdoor area featuring games and friend gathering places. The open plan will be designed to give brewery attendees a more intimate look at the brewing process.

“I have a great relationship with the Selig family and their business. There was no question that creating a Scofflaw R&D brewery and tasting room at The Works was the right strategic decision for our team.” -Scofflaw CEO Matt Shirah.

Scofflaw Brewing’s new location will be built alongside a 16,000 square foot food hall by Robert Montwaid known as Chattahoochee Food Works. The food hall will feature food vendors, entertainment and chef-driven events, a test kitchen and artisanal market shops.

The Works is an 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development Atlanta’s Upper Westside, located off Chattahoochee Ave. near Topgolf Midtown. According to Selig, The Works’ vision includes “distinctive retail and dining, imaginative experiences and inspired gathering areas in an interconnected environment preserving the character of Atlanta’s historic industrial Upper Westside. The multi-phased master plan comprises 350,000 square feet of retail and entertainment, 500,000 square feet of office space, 500 residences, 200 hotel rooms and 13 acres of green space.”

Phase One, 27 acres, is currently under construction and scheduled for opening in early 2020.

Image: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Odell Brewing, Seasonal Return

3000 pounds of peaches: Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA

Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA

Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA makes a 2019 appearance this month in 12-ounce cans.

3000 pounds of pureed Colorado peaches take a leading role in Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA. This limited release Imperial IPA is big on both citrus and peach flavors. It may not be spring, but the brewery brews something that reminds you of warmer days.

Tree Shaker is an Imperial Peach IPA. Brewed with local peaches for a subtle sweetness, this Imperial IPA has roots right here in Colorado. Familiar citrusy hop notes balanced with sweet local peaches give this style a playful little shake.

The first taste of Tree Shaker can be had Friday, January 11th. Look for 12-ounce cans and draft in distribution shortly after.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Peaches)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Draft. Jan-March
Latest Return: January 2019

8% ABV