New Releases

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

The fans voted, Terrapin White Chocolate Moo Hoo hits shelves again

Terrapin White Chocolate Moo Hoo bottle

Terrapin White Chocolate Moo Hoo has returned to shelves for only the second time ever.

The base beer uses cocoa nibs from Nashville, Tennessee’s Olive & Sinclair, plus a healthy helping of white chocolate. The end result is a decadent, creamy, dessert beer.

White Chocolate Moo Hoo has only seen one release despite previous plans to bring it back. For the 2016 election year, Terrapin gave their fans the opportunity to vote their favorite beer from the past back into production. We’re told White Chocolate Moo Hoo won by a landslide.

White Chocolate is our favorite specialty release by Terrapin. The white chocolate addition creates a really unique, almost esoteric flavor to this creamy dessert beer.

White Chocolate Moo Hoo is available in 16.9-ounce bottles for a limited time.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs, White Chocolate)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles, Draft.

Arrival: 2017

6.1% ABV

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Posted in New Releases, UpCountry Brewing

UpCountry Hop Dread is the brewery’s second can

UpCountry Hop Dread can

UpCountry Hop Dread is being canned this week, marking the young brewery’s second can release.

Those visiting UpCountry have come to know this beer by another name, Hopped Red. As the beer gets packaged for the first time, the brewery is changing the name, but the recipe will remain the same.

This is our Red IPA. Made with an abundance of Falconer’s Flight hops, this brew backs up the maltiness with a blend of tropical grapefruit and lemon flavors.

UpCountry Hop Dread is already available on draft, coming to 16-ounce cans the week of September 18th.

Style: IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.
Debut (Cans): Week of September 18th

7.3% ABV

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Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Southern Tier Brewing

Like pumpkin pie served with a cup of coffee. Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking debuts

Southern Tier Cold Press Pumking bottles

Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking, a variant of one of the most well-known pumpkin beers, has started hitting shelves.

The mere mention of Pumking will typically get a strong “love it” or “hate it” reaction. Either way, it’s hard to doubt this pumpkin beer has made quite an impression on the beer scene. In addition to this coffee variant, Rum Barrel Pumking is also a part of the fall lineup.

Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking is created in a few steps. First, the brewery mashed in the grains at a higher temperature in order to leave a little residual sweetness to pair better with the coffee flavor.

Once fermentation was completed the beer was cold crashed to 32 degrees, and 150 pounds of cold pressed coffee from local roaster Stedman’s was added. Incidentally, the brewery pressed the coffee themselves.

In the end, the coffee adds nutty and cocoa flavors to Pumking’s strong pumpkin and pie crust flavors. Most folks have tried the base beer, Pumking – easily one of the boldest pumpkin beers out there. The coffee presence is strong but really strikes a balance with the pumpkin flavors, almost muting them a bit. Cold Press Pumking truly is pumpkin pie served with a cup of coffee.

Due to the infusion, this beer does have traces of caffeine.

Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking is a limited draft and 12-ounce bottle offering.

Style: Pumpkin Beer (w/ Coffee)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: September 2017

8.6% ABV

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Posted in Left Coast Brewing Company, New Releases

Left Coast Galaxy Supernova IPA debuts in California

Left Coast Galaxy Supernova

Left Coast Galaxy Supernova IPA debuts in cans across California this month.

Galaxy hops, one of the most sought after hop in the industry, highlights Left Coast Galaxy Supernova IPA. The Australian grown hop is like gold to American craft brewers. Draft debuted on September 1st, and now 16-ounce cans join the lineup.

This is a citrus bomb that has peach, passion fruit, and tropical fruit aroma and flavor.  Finishes dry and crisp.

Left Coast Galaxy Supernova IPA is available in 16-ounce cans as a limited release.

Style: IPA
Hops: Galaxy

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 9/1/17

6.5% ABV, 53.9 IBUs

Ed Note: This limited release has a 9/1 debut date. Beer Street Journal received can information this week. As a limited release, the beer might already be sold out.

Posted in New Releases, The Veil Brewing

WIRED: The Veil Brewing Single Origin Coffee Hornswoggler

The Veil Brewing Single Origin Coffee Hornswoggler

The famed ‘Hornswoggler’ gets treated to a cup of coffee today. The Veil Brewing Single Origin Coffee Hornswoggler debuts at 4 pm.

This dessert beer series started with a chocolate milk stout known as Hornswoggler. The smooth, creamy, flavors of chocolate with a hint of coffee is as rich as it is pleasing. That release has spun off variants like Coconut, Oreos, and even candy bars.

The Veil Brewing Single Origin Coffee Hornswoggler is the latest variant in the lineup, featuring coffee from Richmond, Virginia based Blanchard’s Coffee. After sampling through their roasts, The Veil settled on their Colombia El Obraje variety. Those fans that have tried the brewery’s Snozzwired (and loved it), you’ll be happy to know there is 3 times more coffee in Single Origin Coffee Hornswoggler.

This is just EXPLODING with intense coffee both on the aromatics and palate. 

The Veil Brewing Single Origin Coffee Hornswoggler will be available in 16-ounce cans when the brewery opens on September 12th.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Coffee. Lactose.)
Availability: 16oz Cans. Limited
Debut: 9/12/17

7% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, SweetWater Brewing

Foudre aged SweetWater Cherry Pit & The Pendulum debuts in Woodlands Series

SweetWater Cherry Pit & The Pendulum bottle

Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Company’s first full production foray in to American wild ales happened a few years before their new Woodlands Facility. In 2015 to be precise, with the release of a Brettanomyces yeast heavy Pit & The Pendulum. That beer, brewed with fresh peach puree from South Carolina was so well received that it was made intermittently year-round. This year, a new Pit is coming – SweetWater Cherry Pit & The Pendulum.

RELATED: Sweetwater The Woodlands (PICS)

Arising from the brewery’snew foudres is SweetWater Cherry Pit & The Pendulum, that has been sitting for over six months on a blend of Montmorency & Balaton cherries. Chris Meadows and Nick Burgoyne, brewers overseeing the Woodlands, started fermentation on Rainy Day Acid Trip (the unofficial name for the base) in stainless steel in July, 016. It was transferred to oak foudres in December, where a blend of Montmorency & Balaton cherries were added to the oak.

The result is a delicate, tart wild ale that almost glows a pinkish-red. While The Woodlands program may be young, after tasting Through the Brambles, Cambium (foudre beer) and Cherry Pit – the word maturity comes to mind. SweetWater, being the biggest craft brewery in the state, doesn’t get the beer geek cred they deserve sometimes. For the past 5+ years, the brewery has put in some serious time internally developing a wild ale program.

Ultimately when comfortable, the brewery pulled the trigger on the wooden palace that is The Woodlands. The brewing team didn’t use their fans as guinea pigs in development. They left much of the triumphs and failures behind closed doors leaving to the public some of the best sour and wild ales the southeast has to offer. This truly is a new era for SweetWater.

A golden ale soured with lactobacillus and fermented with three brettanomyces strains, then aged for 6 months in American and French oak with 3,000 pounds of Montmorency & Balaton cherries. Freshly harvested house brettanomyces was added for bottle conditioning, ensuring evolution in the cellar.

SweetWater Cherry Pit & The Pendulum is a 16.9-ounce corked & caged bottle release.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Cherries. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles

Debut: 9/9/17

6.1% ABV

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Posted in Burial Beer Co, New Releases

Burial Consequence of Humanity debuts this weekend

Burial Consquence of Humanity

Burial Consequence of Humanity debuts on September 9th.

This imperial India pale is double dry-hopped – that’s a double hit of Citra hops and Citra lupulin powder. For that little extra dank, juicy flavor, Burial fermented this beer with oranges.

Burial Consequence of Humanity will be available at the brewery on Saturday, September 9th. No Distribution.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Oranges)
Hops: Citra

Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: 9/9/17

8% ABV