Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville, NC) just shipped a new offering in the Terra Locale series – Briars & Brett.
The beer is a gin barrel aged farmhouse ale, with blackberries.
Style: Farmhouse/Wild Ale
Availability: 500 ml bottles
Distribution: NC only
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Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) is releasing a new edition of Smoked Porter this month – Smoked Porter with Chocolate and Orange Peel.
In a sea of successful Smoked Porter variants like Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean, and Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers, the brewery eyed fall edition – Stone Smoked Porter – Autumn Addition Edition.
Herbs, spices, and gourds from Stone Farms were going to be added to the porter, but eventually, they landed on chocolate and orange.
Stone Smoked Porter with Chocolate and Orange Peel features the peat smoke flavor of the smoked porter, with orange peel and cacao nibs. Available for a limited time in 22oz bottles and draft.
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, and Puerto Rico
5.9% ABV, 53 IBUs
Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, GA) will debut a new barrel aged offering next week, Heavy Bells.
The base beer is Quasimodo (the original bell ringer), aged in eight year old bourbon barrels. There has already been some sneak peeks on tap at the brewery.
The general public will have a chance at this brew in the VIP section of the 2014 Decatur Beer Festival. Bottles and limited draft arrive next week.
The wild/funky arm of Yazoo Brewing (Nashville, TN) Embrace the Funk, has three different bottles going on sale in the tap room today.
Saison Colada, 2014 Unoaked Brett Saison, and 2013 Brett Saison.
Bottles release at 4 pm Nashvegas time.
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Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA) Snowpack Winter Variety Pack is hitting shelves now.
The 12 pack features two brand new offerings alongside Pale Ale and Porter – Boomerang IPA, and Coffee Stout.
This mixed pack is a fun cross section of our brewery, a bit of a timeline said Ken Grossman Sierra Nevada’s founder I remember roasting malted barley in my own kitchen in the early days of Porter, and today we’re using coffee to create really complex flavors. I took road trips in the 70s to get my hands on Cascade hops, and here we are teaming up with friends in Australia who are growing new and exciting varieties. Snowpack shows how fun of a ride craft beer continues to be.
Sierra Nevada Snowpack Variety has 3 bottles of each offering. Available now through January, 2014.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond, VA) will add Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin to their Barrel Series on October 18th.
Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin is a substitue for seasonal favorite Rum Pumpkin. The brewery receives their rum barrels from a Peruvian distillery. A little while back, the distillery called Hardywood, saying the rum needed more barrel time. That meant Rum Pumpkin wouldn’t make in the barrels stateside in time for the release.
Hardywood Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin combines the nostalgic flavors and aromas of autumn with a soul warming, rye whiskey laced finish that can only be achieved through months of maturation in Jim Beam rye whiskey barrels.
Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin will release at special event at the brewery on October 18th. Distribution in Virginia, DC and eastern Pennsylvania beginning October 20, 2014.
Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, GA) has released Sykophantes Fig Sour this week. The fall offering is a part of the brewery’s rotating sour series.
Sykophantes features a few hundred pounds of figs, and dark candi syrup. A follow up to the summer offering, Serpent Bite.
In ancient Greece, “showing the fig” was a vulgar hand gesture, and Sykophantes means “one who shows the fig”. Earthy and full of dark fruit flavor from hundreds of pounds of figs and dark candy syrup, but with a sourness that cuts the gentle sweetness, Sykophantes is our fall beer.
Orpheus Sykophantes is available on draft only, through December, 2014
Availability: Draft Only. Oct-Dec