New Releases

Posted in Full Sail Brewing, New Releases

Summer Session: Full Sail Session Watermelon Wheat

Full Sail Session Watermelon Wheat

There’s a new “Session” beer hitting shelves for the summer – Full Sail Session Watermelon Wheat Ale.

Lighter beers, warm weather, and watermelons just scream summertime. The brewers in Hood River, Oregon how found a a way to capture that essence in a bottle. The newest Session Series release features a base wheat beer brewed with Hallertau and Crystal hops, and aged in watermelons.

“Spring is here, with summer soon to follow. While the availability of beer knows no season, watermelon of course is another thing. Beer and watermelon, two quintessential summer pleasures, are paired here in Session Watermelon Wheat.” – Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter.

Full Sail Session Watermelon Wheat will be available 11 ounce bottles through August, 2017.

Style: Wheat Ale (w/ Watermelon)
Hops: Hallertau, Crystal
Malts: 2-row Northwest Pale, Malted Wheat, Unmalted Wheat

Availability: 11oz Bottles, Draft. May-August
Debut: May, 2017

5.4% ABV, 23 IBUs

Image: Full Sail Brewing

Posted in Don't Miss This, Good People Brewing, New Releases

Good People Juco Southern IPA is big on hops & low on ABV

Good People Juco Southern IPA cans

Good People Juco Southern IPA is the latest summer seasonal from the Birmingham, Alabama brewery.

If you aren’t familiar with the term, “Juco” is short for junior college. The hop-forward offering is a quite sessionable 4.2% alcohol by volume. (Translation: Good for all-day drinking.)  This beer rocks flavors of pine and lemon zest thanks to generous doses of Columbus, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Equinox.

Taste

Talk about a rush of hop flavor. This beer is as hoppy and dank as the 6% to 7% IPAs that folks are standing in line for. The “session IPA” season hits full swing when the temperature rises. Great news for your liver. There have been some really good ones, but we haven’t been floored until this beer. Don’t look for a thin or watery beer in this can. JUCO is that bold hop flavor you need in an IPA that won’t leave you floating facedown in the pool after an afternoon of drinking. Think of it as adding a little “class” to your summer.

Scoring high grades in flavor and hoppy taste, JUCO isn’t worried about achieving a lower ABV than our flagship IPA. In fact that’s what a chill summer class is all about. This may be the best 6 beers of your life.

Good People Juco Southern IPA debuts on May 1st on draft, and 12 ounce cans in mid-May.

Style: IPA
Hops: Columbus, Mosaic, Simcoe, Equinox
Malts: 2-Row, Vienna, and Crystal 40
Yeast: California Ale

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: May, 2017

4.2% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in New Releases, The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing We Ded Mon, an 11% Citra monster

The Veil Brewing We Ded Mon

The Veil Brewing We Ded Mon returns to cans today.

“Imperial” is an understatement when talking about We Ded Mon. This beer clocks in at 11% alcohol by volume. The Veil considers this beer a natural progression in their “Broz” series.

100% Citra hops so it’s tropical and boozy. Perhaps the name is truly fitting.

The Veil Brewing We Ded Mon will be available in 16 ounce cans when the brewery opens on May 16th.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra
Availability: 16oz Cans
Latest Return: 5/16/17

11% ABV

Image: The Veil Brewing

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, New Releases

Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose hits taps

Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose

Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose, a new barrel-aged sour ale, is showing up on on tap handles.

In mid-2016, Kansas City based Boulevard Brewing acquired freshly emptied tequila barrels. After a style debate on what would go into the wood the brewery settled on a German-style gose.

Aged with fresh limes, Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose smells of oak and vanilla. According to Boulevard expect:

…a pleasant, refreshing lactic acidity and hints of coriander and sea salt, citrus flavors mingle with malt sweetness to temper the acidity and touch of heat provided by tequila barrel-aging.

Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose is a draft only offering available in the brewery’s entire footprint.

Style: Gose (w/ Limes. Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: Draft Only
Debut: May, 2017

5.9% ABV, 15 IBUs

Ed Note: Tequila Barrel Gose debuted in the brewery’s hometown at the beginning of May. The brewery’s out of state markets are seeing kegs starting now according to distributors. 

Posted in New Releases, Tin Roof Brewing

Tin Roof Brewing releases Voodoo Pale Ale

Tin Roof Brewing releases Voodoo

Tin Roof Brewing releases Voodoo Pale Ale just in time for their new Baton Rouge Funk Fest. Tin Roof, based in Baton Rouge, dubs Voodoo Pale Ale as “their new flagship,” and describes this new release as:

“…A heavily dry-hopped American Pale Ale, which relies on malted and flaked oats to enhance the tropical and fruit flavors provided by the hops.”

Expect a fruit and pine forward flavor and aroma from the inclusion of Citra, Simcoe, and Waimea hops. The heavy dry-hopping as well as use of oats and wheat give the beer a naturally hazy appearance.

The first time you will be able to try Voodoo Pale Ale is at The Baton Rouge Funk Fest, an all day free concert from 1:30 to 7:30 on May 13th at the brewery.

Voodoo Pale Ale will be available in 12oz cans within Tin Roof distribution following its release.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Citra, Simcoe, Waimea
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: May, 2017

5% ABV

Image: @thealerunner

Posted in Birdsong Brewing Co., New Releases

Flaming Lips inspired Birdsong Brewing Pink Robots hits cans

Birdsong Brewing Pink Robots

Birdsong Brewing Pink Robots debuts in cans for the first time on May 4th.

The kettle soured ale features a heavy helping of fresh blackberries and raspberries. The beer name comes from 10th album from The Flaming Lips – “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”.

We may not be Karate Masters but we sure feel good about our latest brew, Pink Robots. This kettle-soured ale has upfront fruity aromas from over 250 lbs. of fresh raspberries and blackberries, a sharp tartness, plus a long finish on the palate.

Your first shot at Birdsong Pink Robot cans will start at 3 pm at the brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 4th.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Raspberries. Blackberries.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 5/4/17

 

Posted in New Releases, The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing Never Again Raspberry Gose rounds out April

The Veil Brewing Never Again Raspberry Gose

The Veil Brewing Never Again Raspberry Gose, new addition to the “Never Again” series, rounds out a strong April for the brewery.

If you don’t know this by now, Richmond, Virginia’s is already pretty deft when it comes to brewing with fruit. The Never Again Cherry Gose was wonderful.

For this edition, The Veil’s base gose is introduced to a hefty dose of fresh raspberries.

Beautiful acidity, insane raspberry aromatics/flavor profile, subtle salinity from the addition of sea salt, and incredibly refreshing.

The Veil Brewing Never Again Cherry Gose is available starting April 29th at the brewery, in 16 ounce cans.

Style: Gose (w/ Raspberries, Sea Salt.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery only release.
Debut: 4/29/17

4.9% ABV