New Releases

Posted in Bronx Brewery, New Releases

Bronx Brewery On the Black covered in B-Sides series

Bronx Brewery On the Black

Bronx Brewery On the Black, joins the brewery’s B-Side Series line this month. This is the second release in the series.

As the name suggests, Bronx Brewery On the Black pours dark, a pale ale rendition of the black IPA.

The beer is a complex, yet light and smooth pale ale with a hint of chocolate, perfectly balanced by tropical fruit influenced hop flavors and aromas.

The B-Sides series is a nod New York’s Bronx borough’s hip-hop roots and musical influence. The first release in the series was in September, El Serrano Red IPA.

Bronx Brewery On the Black is a draft only offering, available during the coming winter months.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: El Dorado, Citra

Availability: Draft only
Distribution: NYC, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, NY

Image via Bronx Brewery

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

Stone Stochasticity Grainiac, when “Colon Blow” was denied

Stone Stochastictity Grainiac

Hopefully by now, you’ve seen and/or tasting new(ish) Stone Delicious IPA, a gluten-reduced offering. That beer was meant to fill a niche in the brewery’s lineup. Until Stone’s Mitch Steele learned of Grouse Malting and Roasting Company’s buckwheat and millet malts.

Those unique malts set the stage for a grain-forward brew, Stone Stochasticity Grainiac. The base malts are buckwheat and millet malts, plus Stone’s front-line hop combo, Cascade and Centennial.

As for the name? Stone Stochasticity Grainiac was really intended to be called “Colon Blow”. The name coming from an old Saturday Night Live skit. The U.S. government (as well as Stone’s marketing team) rejected the name, as it references “an effect this product could have on the human body”. Grainiac it is.

Stone Stochasticity Grainiac is available in 22 ounce bottles for a limited time.

Hops: Cascade, Centennial
Malts: Buckwheat, Millet

Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: Week of November 23, 2015

?? ABV

You might end up needing this…

Posted in Don't Miss This, Highland Brewing, New Releases

Highland Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk Stout ships this week

Highland Black Watch

Highland Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk Stout will be the second release in the brewery’s new Warrior Series.

Highland Black Watch is a 8% alcohol by volume milk stout, brewed with cacao nibs. The recipe is designed by brewery bartender J Unger.

The name pays tribute to Scotland’s historic military regiment known as The Black Watch. With their dark tartan and mission to keep watch over the Highlands, Highland salutes these warriors with a dark mahogany colored brew that pours silky smooth. Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk Stout combines more than 100 pounds of cacao nibs with five malts, roasted barley, and flaked oats to create a rich, high-gravity ale reminiscent of brownie batter and marshmallows with an aromatic nose and a lingering dark chocolate finish.

Highland Black Watch launches in the taproom on Friday November 27th, and shortly after, the brewery’s distribution area.

Taste: If you love milk stouts (and chocolate), this beer is for you. It’s smooth, creamy, and hard to put down. 12 ounces of dessert at a time.

The first release in this news series was Highland King Macalpin Double IPA.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Cacao Nibs, Lactose.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: Late November, 2015

8% ABV

Posted in Dogfish Head, Don't Miss This, New Releases

Spotlight: Dogfish Head Higher Math, celebrating 20 years

Dogfish Head Higher Math

Dogfish Head (Milton, DE) celebrates 20 years of brewing this year. They are celebrating off-centered, and accordingly. Dogfish Head Higher Math has arrived.

The base beer is a golden ale, fermented with cherries on cocoa nibs, finishing at a bold 17% alcohol by volume. (Our initial post mentioned it was going for 20%.) Still one of the strongest beer in the the brewery’s history.

Due to it’s high ABV, that eliminates a small list of states that Dogfish Head currently distributes to from getting the the anniversary offering. Good rule of thumb for figuring this out – if you don’t currently receive Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, then you won’t see Dogfish Head Higher Math on your shelves.

Tasting this bold beer, the alcohol is present, along with the sour cherry juice. It is deceptively sweet which makes it easy to down 12 ounces of 17% beer. Share it, or wear a helmet when consuming.

Dogfish Head Higher Math in on shelves now in 12 ounce bottles. Happy 20th Dogfish Head. Can’t wait for 20 more years of what you put in our glasses.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Cherries, Cocoa Nibs)
Release: October, 2015

20% ABV

Below, pics of the test batches from Summer, 2015. 

Dogfish Head Higher Math Test Batch

Posted in Big Boss Brewing, New Releases, Trophy Brewing

Big Boss Air Support IPA, brewed with Trophy Brewing

Big Boss Air Support IPA

Big Boss Brewing and Trophy Brewing have teamed up in support of local radio. Earlier this year, local Little Raleigh Radio was denied an FCC license, forcing them to be 100% internet streaming. Thus, a collaboration has been created.

Big Boss/Trophy Air Support IPA is hopped like so:  “Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo, repeat.”

The new collaboration debuts on Saturday, November 21st, at Big Boss Brewing in Raleigh, North Carolina. A special band lineup, along with Little Raleigh Radio.

Style: IPA
Hops: Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Release: 11/21/15

6.5% ABV

Posted in Asheville Brewing Company, New Releases

Branding update: Asheville Ninja Porter

Asheville Ninja Porter 2015

Asheville Brewing’s Ninja Porter cans have a new update, designed by Asheville-based muralist, Scott Allred.

“Our goal is to make the logos and designs more recognizably consistent,” says Mike Rangel, Asheville Brewing Company president and co-founder. “It’s fun to roll out new designs that feel more reflective of our brewery culture four years after we first started canning. If it’s not fun, why do it?”

The new Asheville Ninja Porter cans are shipping now, hitting retailers starting this week.

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Incorangeible, a Chocolate Orange IPA [RELEASED]

Wicked Weed Incorangeible

Wicked Weed Incorangeible, a chocolate orange IPA, is now available from the Asheville, North Carolina brewery.

Wicked Weed Incorangeible is brewed with cacao nibs and orange zest. (Plus a barrage of citrusy hops.)

Lack of reform is responsible for some of our most memorable brews. Featuring bright aromas or orange zest, round notes of chocolate, and juicy flavors or citrus hop notes, Incorangeble is a non-conformist’s IPA. Hold your ground and raise your glass to the unapologetic.

Wicked Weed Incorangeible is a 16.9 ounce bottle offering. On sale at the brewpub starting November 17th. Limited distribution soon.

Style: IPA (w/ Cacao Nibs, Orange Zest.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles
Release: 11/17/15

7.5% ABV