New Releases

Posted in New Releases, Wild Heaven Craft Beers

Wild Heaven Wise Blood IPA debuts today

Wild Heaven Wise Blood IPA cans

Wild Heaven Wise Blood IPA will be the Avondale Estates, Georgia based brewery’s next canned offering.

As of today, Wild Heaven’s brewmaster Eric Johnson has brewed 40 different test batches of Wise Blood, dialing in the recipe each time. If you are wondering why so many test batches, you’ll need to understand more about Eric. Each one of his recipes is very intentional and deliberate. Eric will brew a thousand test batches if it means getting it right. We have noticed a trend where some breweries will release a beer that is not even close to being ready for public consumption. Quite a scary thought when there are new folks learning and trying new beers everyday.

We’ve tasted the test batches along the way, and he’s pretty damn close.

To date, Wild Heaven has released Emergency Drinking Beer, and White Blackbird in cans with great success. (Especially with EDB.)

In the meantime, this sexy can above is what you’ll get when the recipe is ready.

Style: IPA
Hops:

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Release: TBA

?? ABV (Pending final recipe)

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Don't Miss This, Green Flash Brewing, New Releases

Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee debuts

Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee

Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee will join a new, elite Barrelmaster’s Reserve Series on May 21st.

The Cellar 3 facility currently houses over 1000 oak barrels, including four, 50-Barrel foudres. Brewmaster Pat Korn thought it was time he dipped into his personal stash at the facility and give the public a taste. Thus, the debut of the Barrelmaster’s Reserve Series.

Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee is a 100% bourbon barrel-aged “black ale” (as Green Flash describes it), featuring coffee from San Diego based Mostra. The beans are Sumatran and and Brazilian, chosen to compliment the oak barrel-aging.

The beer has rested in the barrels for 30 months, gaining plenty of spicy oak, vanilla and caramel notes. After being deemed “ready” by the Barrelmaster himself, a beautiful cold brew coffee made from a blend of Brazilian and Sumatran beans from San Diego coffee roaster, Mostra, is added to intensify and compliment the rich caramel and vanilla from the barrels.

Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee is a limited, 750 milliliter bottle offering at the Cellar 3 Facility in San Diego on May 21st. The brewery tells Beer Street Journal that a limited amount of this beer will hit distribution.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Coffee. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Release: 5/21/16

13.1% ABV

Posted in Creature Comforts, New Releases

Creature Comforts Existence, aged 19 months in bourbon

Creature Comforts Existence

Creature Comforts Existence, a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout, releases on May 21st, 2016.

This beer is all about time. The base beer was brewed in Athens, Georgia shortly after the brewery opened its doors in 2014. The stout has been aging in Willet bourbon barrels for 19 months.

“Immediately after our opening weekend, we brewed the base stout that now – after 19 months in Willet bourbon barrels – has become Existence,” said Creature Comforts Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager, Blake Tyers. “Time is a gift that we appreciate in our wood cellar, and Existence is a prime example of what time can bring.”

Creature Comforts Existence boasts notes of oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, subtle cherry and bourbon. Available in extremely limited quantities on a ticketed tour on May 21st.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Release: 5/21/16 (Brewery only)

11.8% ABV

Posted in Innis & Gunn, New Releases

Innis & Gunn Vintage heads stateside. Aged in bourbon

Innis & Gunn Vintage

Innis & Gunn Vintage is the latest barrel-aged offering released by the Edinburgh, Scotland based brewery.

This release is a little different from the brewery’s other barrel-aged releases. Innis & Gunn Vintage is an English strong ale, aged in American bourbon barrels for 100 days. This release is bottle conditioned with live yeast prior to release.

“Vintage is a special beer,” he says. “It tastes incredible and has been a labor of love that we’ve been working on for several years. From sourcing the best first-fill bourbon casks we could get our hands on to deliberating over the right combination of malts, this brew is a thank you to our fans and a promise of what’s still to come. – Dougal Gunn Sharp”

Innis & Gunn Vintage is available in 25 ounce bottles.

Style: Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 25oz Bottles
Distribution: AL, CT, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, and VT.

Release: Late May, 2016

7.7% ABV

 

 

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone IPA now available in cans for the first time

Stone IPA can

Stone Brewing announced in February that they will be canning at their new Berlin, Germany brewery. The cans would be distributed around Europe. That announcement came much to the chagrin of American fans, who wanted cans stateside.

It wasn’t long before the American fans would get the good news.

Now, Stone IPA is hitting shelves in 12 ounce cans for the first time since being released in 1997.  Just in time for summer.

By definition, an India pale ale is hoppier and higher in alcohol than its little brother, pale ale—and we deliver in spades. Now one of the most well-respected and best-selling IPAs in the country, this golden beauty explodes with citrusy, piney hop flavors and aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character. This crisp, extra hoppy brew is hugely refreshing on a hot day, but will always deliver no matter when you choose to drink it.

Stone IPA is a 12 ounce bottle, 12 ounce can, and draft offering, year-round.

Style: IPA

Image via Stone Brewing

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Monday Night Mom Jeans hits Black Tie Series

Monday Night Mom Jeans

Monday Night Mom Jeans has officially joined the brewery’s Black Tie Series.

The Black Tie Series is the brewery’s more “formal & fancy” line of beers. The Black Tie family features the likes of Great American Beer Festival medal winning Barrel Aged Drafty Kiltand most recently, Georgian Imperial Stout.

This beer is built for function, not fashion. Effervescent with toasty malt overtones and a delicate hop finish, this dry Belgian-style pale ale was aged in the barrels of the mother of all suburban beverages. Fresh chardonnay barrels lend light vanilla notes and a pleasant tartness to the flavor.

Fill your social calendar with playdates and your shopping cart with Lunchables, so at the end for the day, you deserve a Mom Jeans. Heck, split it with your neighbor so that you can get some conversation with an adult.

Monday Night Mom Jeans will be a 22 ounce bottle offering. Now on shelves.

Style: Belgian-style Pale Ale (Wine Barrel Aged.)
Hops: East Kent Goldings
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Munich, Biscuit, Aromatic

Debut: May, 2016

7% ABV

Read more: Monday Night Black Tie Series

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

Terrapin Watermelon Gose ships

Terrapin Watermelon Gose cans

Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) is shipping your next summer drinking option. It’s time to be on the lookout for new Watermelon Gose.

Terrapin Watermelon Gose is the brewery’s first packaged gose style, a tart beer traditionally brewed with sea salt and coriander. Now, unless you haven’t paid a single lick of attention to the American craft beer scene at all in the past few years, the U.S. loves breaking tradition. Enter watermelon into the fold.

The base gose is aged on watermelon juice.

Terrapin Watermelon Gose started shipping this week, in all the brewery’s markets by late May/June, 2016.

Style: Gose (w/ Coriander. Salt. Watermelon.)
Availability: 12oz Cans
Release: May/June, 2016

4.5% ABV