New Releases

Posted in Headlines, New Releases, Ska Brewing

Ska Brewing Rocks New Session IPA

Ska Rudie Session IPA

Ska Brewing (Durango, CO) is releasing Rudie Session IPA on August 2nd, 2014. The 4.5% ABV session IPA is aggressively hopped, but built for day drinking. Rudie Session IPA got its start a few years ago when the brewery started brewing lower alcohol beers for the Durango Film Festival. As the popularity of the hop forward, lower booze beer grew, Ska knew they were on to something.

12oz cans of Ska Rudie Session IPA arrives this August in time for Sesh Fest in Denver, Colorado.

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. All Ska markets.
Arrival: August, 2014

4.5% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works Unveils “Sessions Series”

Tennesse Brew Works Sessions

Tennessee Brew Works (Nashville, TN) has just kicked off a new lower ABV series dubbed Session Series.

Each offering will clock in less than 5.1% ABV according the Brewer’s Association for session beer guidelines. First up, American Pale Session Ale.

All Tennesse Brew Works Session Series offerings are draft only.

Style: Pale Ale
Availability: Draft only

5.1% ABV

Image via Tennessee Brew Works

Posted in Lonerider Brewing Company, New Releases

Lonerider’s Newest Lady: Eve

Lonerider Eve Amber Ale

Lonerider Brewing Company (Raleigh, NC) is releasing Eve Amber Ale in the coming days. Eve has already hit “The Hideout” aka the taproom, with bottles hitting distribution soon.

As honest as a midsummer evening. Eve represents our session Amber Ale, a refreshing beer that balances sweet Pilsner and Crystal malts with citrusy and earthy hops.

Lonerider Eve will be available on draft and 12oz bottles.

Style: Amber Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft

?? ABV

Read more: Lonerider Brewing Company

Posted in New Releases, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Brewing Releasing New Summer IPA

Orpheus Brewing Peace War Truth Lie

Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, GA) is ready to release their fifth offering, Peace.War.Truth.Lie a summer IPA. The beer has already made an appearance in the tap room.

Peace.War.Truth.Lie Summer IPA explores the style’s oft-neglected delicate side. Whether you are having one or enjoying for a session, Peace.War.Truth.Lie has an abundance of tropical fruit and citrus character. It’s a refreshing beer for the summertime.

Orpheus Brewing Peace.War.Truth.Lie Summer IPA will be available on draft at first, and cans when the line gets installed later this year.

Style: IPA
Hops: Madarina Bavaria, Wakatu
Malts: Two Row Barley, White Wheat
Yeast: American Ale

Availability: Draft, 12oz Cans (Future)

5% ABV

Note: The above artwork is a BSJ mock. The cans will feature a version this art. 

Posted in 10 Barrel Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Releases, Widmer Brothers Brewing

Widmer Brothers & 10 Barrel Brewing Create “Fizz”

Widmer 10 Barrel Fizz

Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland, OR) celebrates 30 years of craft brewing with a series of collaborations. The third collab is with 10 Barrel Brewing out of Bend, Oregon.

Meet Widmer Fizz, an interesting hybrid beer. Fizz is brewed with Meyer lemons, fresh ginger, and finished with champagne yeast. The result is an effervescent, bubby, summer offering.

“We got together with the 10 Barrel team, and they helped push this beer way out of the box,” said Ben Dobler, innovation brewer at Widmer Brothers Brewing. “We’re calling Fizz a ‘spritzer-style ale’ because the beer was inspired by spritzer champagne cocktails, and we feel like it’s a great description of what the beer actually delivers. The champagne yeast, Meyer lemon, and fresh ginger give it a really refreshing summertime taste.”

Widmer Brothers Fizz will be available in limited quantities in 22oz bottles, and draft.

Style: Herbed/Spice Beer (w/ Ginger, Lemons)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Distribution: Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Minneapolis, NYC, Boston, Philadelphia

5.5% ABV, 20 IBUs 

Posted in New Releases, Oakshire Brewing, Red Hare Brewing

Red Hare Collaborates with Oakshire Brewing

Red Hare Ill Tempered Hare

Red Hare Brewing (Marietta, GA) took a trip to Oakshire Brewing (Eugene, OR) over the winter. The two breweries struck a friendship that leads us to this summer offering, based on Oakshire’s Ill Tempered Gnome Winter Ale.

On a recent trip to Oregon, while seeking shelter from a freak blizzard, head brewer from Oakshire Brewery  invited the Red Hare crew to warm up with their sour barrels and hearty winter ales. As a nod to their Ill Tempered Gnome Winter Ale, we decided to collaborate on a summer version, an India Pale Lager. With this collaborative effort, we were able to get enough Citra hops to amok this beer a go. This India Pale Lager has the biscuity, malt flavor profile of a Lager, with the intense bitter, tropical  citrus tones of an IPA. 

Style: India Pale Lager
Hops: Citra, Zythos
Malts: Two Row, Bonlander, Munich, 40L Caramel Malts

Availability: Draft only

6.2% ABV, 70 IBUs

Posted in Almanac Beer Co., New Releases

Almanac Introduces Year Round IPA

Almanac IPA

Almanac Beer Co. (San Jose, CA) has introduced a brand new year round west coast style IPA – Almanac IPA. The new hoppy offering is touted as having intense aromas of grapefruit and tangerine peel, melon, pineapple and pine trees.

Almanac IPA will be available in 22oz bombers and draft

Style: IPA
Hops: Apollo, El Dorado, Simcoe, Mosaic
Malts: German Vienna, Crystal, Biscuit

Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Year round.

7.5% ABV