New Releases

Posted in New Releases, Shock Top

Shock Top Launches Twisted Pretzel & Shockolate Wheat

Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Shocklote

Shock Top launched two new offerings in their mixed pack today – Shockolate Wheat, and Twisted Pretzel Wheat.

Twisted Pretzel Wheat had a limited draft engagement late spring. The beer is brewed with spices that make it smell (and taste) like Bavarian-style pretzels.

Shockolate Wheat is brewed with chocolate, caramel, and black malts, and aged with vanilla beans and cocoa nibs.

Both are seasonal releases in 12oz bottles, in the Winter Sampler pack.

Note: The above “Best Day Ever” is a part of Shock Top’s promotional marketing. Not a BSJ image. 

Posted in New Breweries, New Releases, Second Self Brewing Company

Second Self Brewing Opens November 1st

Second Self Beers

Second Self Brewing will open their doors to the public on November 1st, 2014. The brewery has been in planning for five years.

While some of Second Self’s beers have already hit taps in the city, the tasting room opening will bring four new beers to the Atlanta beer scene:

Thai Wheat, 5.1% ABV, 51 IBUs. Brewed with lemongrass, galanga, and ginger.
Red Hop Rye, 7.3%, 69 IBUs. Red ale brewed with a blast of rye malt.
LIPA, 4.3%, 61 IBUs. A session (low ABV) IPA
Saison, 5.5%, 24 IBUs

Second Self’s offering will remain draft only. The brewery plans to bottle and can in early 2015.

If you go: 

Second Self Brewing
311 Logan Circle NW
Atlanta, GA

Inaugural Tour is November 1st, 2014 from 1-3 pm.

Posted in New Releases, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Life.Death.Life.Truth Hits Taps

Orpheus Life.Death.Life.Truth

Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, GA) has released an new draft only offering in the Bone Tablet Series – Life.Death.Life.Truth.

Orpheus Life.Death.Life.Truth is described by the brewery as a medium-bodied Single IPA with notes of gooseberry, sweet orange, and pineapple. The series is intended to showcase the versatility of hops.

Read More: Orpheus to launch cans

Orpheus Life.Death.Life.Truth is a draft only offering, available on tap at brewery and around their Atlanta distribution through December, 2014. Atlanta tattoo artist Sam Parker designed the artwork for this release.

Style: IPA
Hops: Hallertau Blanc, Azacca
Malts: Golden Promise, Two-row Barley, White Wheat
Availability: Draft only. Oct-Dec, 2014

7% ABV

Posted in 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Cigar City Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Releases

5 Rabbit & Cigar City Team Up on El Bizarrón

5 Rabbit El Bizarron Collab with Cigar City

Cuban cuisine is the theme for this 5 Rabbit Cerveceria (Chicago, IL) and Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, FL) collaboration – El Bizarrón. What better than 2400 pounds of plantains?

The plantains were hand peeled, sliced and caramelized, alongside the addition of dark malts for a rich base. The end result is a complex, flavorful porter that is labor of love.

El Bizarrón is the hero of a Cuban folktale. A simple worker who outsmarted the devil, winning his freedom as well as a load of silver, kicked to the heavens loaded on his faithful burro, way up high where he knew the devil couldn’t follow.

Bottles of 5 Rabbit/Cigar City El Bizarrón will be available at the 5 Rabbit taproom this Saturday. 2 bottle limit.

Style: Porter (w/ Plantains)
Availability: 750ml bottles
Arrival: 10/25/14

8.8% ABV 

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

Wicked Weed Jack O’ Hammered Pumpkin Ale Hits Shelves [PICS]

Cocoa nibs for roasting

Wicked Weed Brewing Co (Asheville, NC) just shipped an new offering – Jack O’ Hammered Pumpkin Ale, just in time for Halloween.

Jack O’ Hammered is of course a pumpkin ale, brewed with roasted cocoa nibs, and finishes with heat from serrano, ancho, and habanero peppers. It’s no secret the brewery dotes a little on this one.

Below are some pictures from the cocoa nib roasted at the brewery in Asheville.

Wicked Weed Jack O’ Hammered is available in North Carolina distribution on draft, alongside Briars & Brett Farmhouse Ale.

Style: Pumpkin Ale (w/ Cocoa NIbs, Chili Peppers)
Availability: 500ml bottles
Arrival: Late October, 2014

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Posted in New Releases, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Just Shipped: Wicked Weed Briars & Brett

Wicked Weed Briars & Brett

Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville, NC) just shipped a new offering in the Terra Locale series – Briars & Brett.

The beer is a gin barrel aged farmhouse ale, with blackberries.

Style: Farmhouse/Wild Ale
Availability: 500 ml bottles
Distribution: NC only

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Image via Wicked Weed Brewing

Posted in Headlines, New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Smoked Porter with Chocolate Orange Peel Launches Today

Stone Smoked Porter Chocolate Orange

Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) is releasing a new edition of Smoked Porter this month – Smoked Porter with Chocolate and Orange Peel.

In a sea of successful Smoked Porter variants like Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean, and Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers, the brewery eyed fall edition – Stone Smoked Porter – Autumn Addition Edition.

Herbs, spices, and gourds from Stone Farms were going to be added to the porter, but eventually, they landed on chocolate and orange.

Stone Smoked Porter with Chocolate and Orange Peel features the peat smoke flavor of the smoked porter, with orange peel and cacao nibs. Available for a limited time in 22oz bottles and draft.

Style: Smoked Porter (w/ Cacao Nibs, Orange Peel)
Hops: Magnum, Mt. Hood

Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, and Puerto Rico

Arrival: 10/20/14

5.9% ABV, 53 IBUs