Today marks a first for Akron, Ohio’s Hoppin Frog – cans. The brewery has chosen Grapefruit Turbo Shandy has the first aluminum addition.
For the longest time, Hoppin Frog has been releasing their boozy lineup in 22 ounce bottle and draft. Grapefruit Turbo Shandy is no different, it’s 7% alcohol by volume.
Unlike traditional shandy’s, Turbo Shandy revs it up a couple notches with a high test, full flavored approach as only Hoppin’ Frog can do!
Summer heat is perfect drinking weather, but those 22 ounce bottles of Turbo aren’t pool approved. Today, Fred Karm and his brewery are testing the waters for future can releases.
Grapefruit Turbo Shandy is available at the brewery today, June 22nd, with distribution to follow shortly after. Estimated retail price – $14.99.
Carolina Bauernhaus Kuningilin debuts on June 24th.
Nearby Asheville, North Carolina Riverbend Malt House and their Wrens Abruzzi Rye Malt serves at the base inspiration for this new release. Head brewery and co-founder Keston Helfrich oak soured a golden ale, then dry-hopped it with Vic Secret and Amarillo hops.
The wren, not only the name of the malt, but pictured on the label, is “king of the birds” according to German legend. It is said it got that title by hitching a ride on the back of an eagle in order to become the highest flying bird in the world.
The spicy and earthy character of the rye malt used in this rustic refined ale is held aloft by a tart acidity drawn from our house strain of natively collected lactobacillus and crowned by a bright dry hop blend of Vic Secret and Amarillo hops.
Carolina Bauernhaus Kuningilin will be available in 750 milliliter bottles when the brewery opens on June 24th.
Style: American Wild Ale
Hops: Vic Secret, Amarillo
Malt: Wrens Abruzzi Rye
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Treehorn Cider Origin, a new cider, has just been canned.
The Marietta, Georgia based cidery has created a gin-botanical infused cider, fermented with juniper, coriander, citrus peel and angelica. If that last thing seemed a little unfamiliar, Angelica is an herb used in gin making. The root gives gin an earthy flavor, and a great backdrop for the bold flavors of juniper.
Treehorn Cider Origin hits shelves in June in 12 ounce cans and draft.
The Veil Brewing Double Chocolate Hornswoggler, the latest variant in the brewery’s highly sought after dessert beer series, debuts on June 20th.
French Vanilla, Coconut, Oreo Cookie, and Peanut Butter Oreos aren’t just tasty desserts. It describes the magically delicious lineup known as The Veil Brewing’s Hornswoggler. This release started as a smooth milk stout with chocolate. Since then, it’s gotten more and more eccentric. A bit like that guy and his chocolate factory.
Double Chocolate Hornswoggler has been aged on hundreds of pounds of milk chocolate, plus a random mix of actual candy bars. (Some bars containing nuts.) Thanks to the extra sugar transferred to the beer, keep this cold, and drink fresh. Don’t waste it by cellaring it.
Creamy, velvety, scrumdiddlyumptious chocolate river of a stout. 🤤=amirite?!
The Veil Brewing Double Chocolate Hornswoggler will be available in 16 ounce cans when the brewery opens on June 20th.
Bearded Iris Overtones, a new imperial IPA, debuts at the Nashville brewery today.
The 8.2% alcohol by volume imperial is brewed with Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops. Per Bearded Iris, “Our most symphonic
#DIPA yet melding citra, amarillo & mosaic and crescendoing at 8.2%”
Bearded Iris Overtones is available in 16 ounce cans at the brewery starting Friday, June 16th at 2 pm.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Image: Bearded Iris Brewing
Avery Ginger Sour is coming to the brewery’s Botanicals & Barrels Series this month.
Hand picking the barrels and each herbal addition is what makes this Avery series one of the most diverse in their portfolio. The lineup features a Tangerine Quad (in bourbon), Apricot Sour (oak), Raspberry Sour, Vanilla Bean Stout (aged in bourbon), and newly released Coconut Porter.
The sixth release in the series is Avery Ginger Sour, an oak aged wild ale featuring fresh ginger root. The brewery sourced fresh ginger from Boulder, Colorado local, Pressery. Fresh ginger was pressed and added to the base beer within 24 hours.
Verdant fresh ginger is artfully rooted in radiant tartness, peaking in the unmistakable burst and bite of this bright barrel-aged sour ale.
Avery Ginger Sour will be a 22 ounce bottle and draft offering. With this release, there are six Botanicals & Barrels Series offerings available year-round.
Saint Arnold Icon Gold is joining the Houston, Texas brewery’s lineup this summer – a Belgian-style IPA.
A Belgian IPA is a first for the oldest craft brewery in the Lone Star State. The yeast is the star Belgian beers, and Saint Arnold knows this. The brewery chose Bastogne Trappist yeast for Icon Gold Belgian IPA, fermented at 66 degrees for the first few days, allowing it to rise to 72 degrees over time. Playing with temperature is all about manipulating the yeast phenolics you’ll notice with every sip.
“Beers in the Icon Gold portfolio are more focused on yeast strains. It’s the first time we have brewed this beer style, and we’re very happy with the result,” -Aaron Inkrott, brewing operations manager
Saint Arnold Icon Gold is brewed with Centennial and Cascade hops, then dry-hopped with Citra.
Icon Gold is available in limited quantities this summer in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
Style: Belgian-Style IPA
Hops: Citra, Centennial, Cascade
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Honey Malt
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Summer, 2017
6.8% ABV, 43 IBUs