New Releases

Posted in Half Acre Brewing, New Releases

A blend of 3 wild ales for Halloween: Half Acre Haunting Pattern

Half Acre Haunting Pattern

Half Acre Haunting Pattern is available today in honor of Halloween.

This spooky release is a blend of an 18-month-old mixed culture wild ale, a 20-month barrel-fermented saison, and a 16 month barrel-aged Belgian-style blonde ale. The resulting beer per the brewery is a “medium bodied, lower acid beer that weighs orange peel and papaya against pie and hay.”

Half Acre Haunting Pattern is available in 22-ounce bottles at the brewery today, along with a matching long sleeve t-shirt.

Style: American Wild Ale
Availability: 22oz Bottles. Brewery Release.
Debut: 10/31/18

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Posted in Heavy Seas, New Releases

The booziest Heavy Seas to date debuts in November

Heavy Seas Schnee Boot

Heavy Seas Schnee Boot joins the brewery’s specialty “Uncharted Waters” Series in November.

The colder weather is a perfect time to release this barrel-aged Eisbock, a 13% alcohol by volume monster. Heavy Seas Schnee Boot is the strongest beer the brewery has made to date.

Look for Schnee Boot in 12-ounce bottles and draft across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint starting in November 2018.

Style: Eisbock (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: German Perle, Hallertau Mittlefrue
Malts: 2-Row, Dark Munich, Light CaraMunich, Dark CaraMunich, Special X, Chocolate Malt, Dextrose

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: November 2018

13% ABV, 25 IBUs

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Sam Adams

Sam Adams celebrates the Red Sox World Series with ‘Damage Done’

Sam Adams Damage Done

The Boston Red Sox have won the 2018 World Series and Boston Beer Company is celebrating true brewery style – with a beer.

This season marked the brewery’s first year as the official beer of the Red Sox. Now they have a new reason to celebrate, now they are champions once again.

Available this week only is Sam Adams Damage Done, an imperial IPA honoring the Red Sox achievement. The very appropriate New England IPA is aged on vanilla beans with guava, mango, and lactose.

Fans will only find this release at the Boston based brewery through the end of the week, available in commemorative crowlers seen above.

Style: Imperial Hazy IPA (w/ Guava, Vanilla Beans. Lactose.)
Availability: Draft/Crowlers. Brewery only.
Debut: 10/29/18

7.3% ABV

 

Posted in New Releases, Three Taverns Brewery

A Chattanooga Whiskey collaboration: Three Taverns Mont Fang

Three Taverns Mont Fang

Three Taverns Mont Fang, a collaboration with collaboration with Chattanooga Whiskey, debuts on October 27th.

This imperial milk stout is actually a two-way collaboration between to two artisan companies. Chattanooga Whiskey gave Three Taverns oak barrels that were used to age their 1816 Bourbon. The brewery aged a strong milk stout in the barrels, which have now been returned to the distillery to further age a bourbon.

Three Taverns Mont Fang is the result of the barrel-aging experiment – available in 750 milliliter bottles at the brewery starting at 11 am on October 27th.

Style: Imperial Milk Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Release, Brewery Only.)
Debut: 10/27/18

12.5% ABV

 

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Bring a sweater. Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy lands today

Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy

Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy imperial IPA will be available starting September 27th.

This 9.5% alcohol by volume IPA delivers big on hops: Columbus, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic, Comet, and Galaxy to be exact. The “secret sauce” according to the brewery is the extra dry finish and the “big citrusy melony nose”.

MONDAY NIGHT PIRANHA DEALER DEBUTS

16-ounce cans of Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy will be available at the brewery’s Trabert Avenue location on September 27th.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Columbus, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic, Comet, Galaxy

Availabilty: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 9/27/18

9.5% ABV, 95 IBUs

Posted in Big Boss Brewing, New Releases

Big Boss debuts the brewery’s first cans, starting with their pumpkin beer

Big Boss Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale

Big Boss Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale is available for the first time in cans; incidentally the brewery’s first canned offering ever.

Like so many American craft breweries across the United States, glass is dying. Can demand continues to grow. Raleigh’s Big Boss Brewing is ready to make a jump to aluminum this fall, not with their IPA, but with a seasonal.

Big Boss Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale is brewed with fresh pumpkin and a secret blend of spices (no, this isn’t a fried chicken recipe). The brewery touts this release as a beer “that still tastes like beer”. After 10 years this release is still one of Big Boss Brewing’s most requested seasonal releases.

Big Boss Harvest Time is available in 16-ounce cans and draft while supplies

Style: Pumpkin Beer
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: Late September 2018

5.5% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Wild Heaven Craft Beers

Wild Heaven releases a more traditional “Fest Beer”

Wild Heaven Fest Beer

Wild Heaven Fest Beer sees daylight for the first time in the brewery’s taproom on September 22nd.

A few years ago, brewery co-founder Eric Johnson debuted Autumn Defense, his rendition of the fall transitive beer. Defense was an ale, with a pronounced bright citrus flavor and brewed heavy-handedly with Munich malt.

Wild Heaven Fest Beer is much more traditional when compared to Autumn Defense. This release is a true Marzen lager, which features the Grungeist hop. “That hop is amazing,” Johnson says. ” I believe it has Hallertauer parentage and has a rose water flavor like Tettnanger that works so well with the lightly toasted malt.”

Wild Heaven Fest Beer will be available on draft and 12-ounces cans when the brewery opens on Saturday.

Style: Festbier/Marzen
Hops: Grungeist

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 9/22/18

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