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New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel rounds out “Reserve” series

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel

Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel is the newest variant on the brewery’s popular Dragon’s Milk Imperial Stout.

Backstory for those that aren’t familiar – New Holland has created an interesting in-house cycle for for this year-round barrel-aged stout. New Holland also creates their own whiskey in house. The whiskey leaves the barrel, Dragon’s Milk goes in, ages, and is blended. In some instances, bourbon is aged in the barrels that had the imperial stout, creating New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon.

Throw some of that idea out. New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel is coming in October.

“The barrels chosen are ones that retained more-than-usual barrel character and carry that forward into the beer. This variation is a special treat for bourbon lovers and those looking for a more flavor in their beer.” – Brett VanderKamp, New Holland President

This edition finds the imperial stout aged in rum barrels, with coconut. Think of it like the “Dragon” took a tropical vacation.

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel hits shelves for the first item in October, in 12 ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coconut. Barrel Aged. Rum.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: October, 2016

11% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Short's Brewing

Short’s Tequila Sauna debuts in “Private Stache” Series

Short's Tequila Sauna

Short’s Tequila Sauna debuted Friday, September 23rd – a golden sour ale.

As the name suggests, Short’s Tequila Sauna is aged in tequila barrels. Addtionally, the beer was fermented with orange and pomegrantes,

This beer has a dark gold hue and a big nose of tequila, oak, and wisps of tangy fruit. Tequila and oak flavors are present at first sip followed by a mouth coating acidity. Mild flavors of pomegranate and orange peak through before a dry and slightly funky finish.

Short’s Tequila Sauna is part of Short’s Private Stache Series, originally launched in 2015. The pub-only releases are experimental, barrel-aged, sour, or really anything the brewers can dream up. Available in bottles exclusively at the Bellaire Pub.

Style: American Sour/Wild Ale (w/ Pomegranate, Oranges. Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Debut: 9/23/16

6.7% ABV

Posted in Carolina Bauernhaus Ales, New Releases

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Plum debuts September 30th

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Plum

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Plum debuts in bottles on September 30th. The Anderson, South Carolina based brewery just started bottling in June.

Purple plums highlight Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Plum, a Belgian-style sour red ale. The base beer was brewed with North Carolina Wrens Abruzzi rye malt, and fermented in southeastern region wine barrels. The sour acidity is thanks to Lactobacillus that was isolated from opuntia fruit by SouthYeast Labs.

The Brettanomyces was captured from Clemson University’s Musser Experimental Fruit Research Farm. The final beer was aged for four months in wine barrels before spending another 3 months on the plums,

This is our 18 Mile Red sour ale aged on plums for three months. This rustic refined ale was fermented in regional wine barrels and aged for four months before blending in plums. The bright acidity of this beer is created using a strain of native lacto isolated by SouthYeast labs. The initial bite of this red ale is balanced by jammy plum notes and a vinious oak barrel character.

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Plum will be available in 750 milliliter bottles at the brewery in Anderson on September 30th.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Plums. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Brewery only.
Debut: 9/30/16

7.2% ABV

Posted in Ballast Point Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Releases

Chocolate & Coffee: Ballast Point Mocha Marlin debuts

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin joins the brewery’s “enhanced’ bottle lineup in the near future. That’s our way of describing the expanding line of core beers that have extra ingredients, like grapefruit, thai chili, or pineapple.

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin starts as the brewery’s year-round Black Marlin Porter, plus additions of coffee and chocolate. Dessert or breakfast beer. Your choice.

Our Black Marlin Porter is the perfect beer for a mocha mashup. The addition of the coffee and cocoa plays perfectly off the roast, chocolatey flavors of this English porter, while a hint of vanilla smooths it all out. It’s full-bodied, but not too sweet; try it for breakfast…or dessert.

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin has been available on draft in the past.

Style: Porter (w/ Coffee. Chocolate.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Late-September, 2016

6% ABV

Image: Ballast Point

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Oskar Blues Brewing

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy goes national in November

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy finds cans again this year, showing up in the national market the first week of November.

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy has been a limited tap offering and was released in 19.2 ounce cans for the first time last year in tap room only. This first can appearance was not the easiest to get. However, this year it will hopefully be a bit easier to find since it will see national distribution.

Ten FIDY Imperial Stout – This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 65 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt.

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy is available in 19.2 ounce cans starting the first week of November.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 19.2 ounce cans
Release: Early, November 2016

10+% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Tallgrass Brewing

New year-round: Tallgrass Backpacker Brown

Tallgrass Backpacker Brown

Tallgrass Backpacker Brown joins the Manhattan, Kansas brewery’s year-round lineup this fall.

The brown ale boasts a toasty, caramel-like aroma, hopped with Chinook, Crystal, and Centennial hops.

Dark malts give it a rich, robust mouthfeel and a toasty, caramel-like aroma, with a generous dose of Northwestern hops providing a tasty balance of resiny and citrus hop flavors.

Tallgrass Backpacker Brown hits draft in late-September, early October. 16 ounce cans will be on shelves by late October.

Style: Brown Ale
Hops: Chinook, Crystal, Centennial
Malts: 2Row Pale, Munich, Black, C60, Victory, Carapils

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.
Debut: September/October, 2016

6.2% ABV

Posted in Headlines, New Releases, The Lost Abbey

Lost Abbey Madonna and Child, a tequila barrel sour

Lost Abbey Madonna and Child

Lost Abbey Madonna and Child, a new tequila barrel-aged sour, debuts this Friday in San Marcos, California.

A tequila sour is a first for Lost Abbey. Two years ago, the brewery released Agave Maria, a strong ale brewed with agave nectar and aged in Anejo and Reposado barrels for 10 months.

Lost Abbey Madonna and Child is brewed with lime and salt – pairing with well with the tequila notes from the barrel.

We started with a great base beer and aged it in tequila barrels, added some lime and a bit of salt for some true baja flavors. The result has us rethinking which one of our “children” we truly love the most. Lucky for Madonna, she only had one amazing child to care for.

The 375 milliliter bottles debut on September 23rd at the brewery, with distribution to begin the following Monday.

Style: American Sour/Wild Ale (w/ Lime, Salt. Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 375ml Bottles
Debut: 9/23/16

?? ABV

Image: Lost Abbey