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Posted in 10 Barrel Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Releases, Widmer Brothers Brewing

Widmer Brothers & 10 Barrel Brewing Create “Fizz”

Widmer 10 Barrel Fizz

Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland, OR) celebrates 30 years of craft brewing with a series of collaborations. The third collab is with 10 Barrel Brewing out of Bend, Oregon.

Meet Widmer Fizz, an interesting hybrid beer. Fizz is brewed with Meyer lemons, fresh ginger, and finished with champagne yeast. The result is an effervescent, bubby, summer offering.

“We got together with the 10 Barrel team, and they helped push this beer way out of the box,” said Ben Dobler, innovation brewer at Widmer Brothers Brewing. “We’re calling Fizz a ‘spritzer-style ale’ because the beer was inspired by spritzer champagne cocktails, and we feel like it’s a great description of what the beer actually delivers. The champagne yeast, Meyer lemon, and fresh ginger give it a really refreshing summertime taste.”

Widmer Brothers Fizz will be available in limited quantities in 22oz bottles, and draft.

Style: Herbed/Spice Beer (w/ Ginger, Lemons)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Distribution: Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Minneapolis, NYC, Boston, Philadelphia

5.5% ABV, 20 IBUs 

Posted in New Releases, Oakshire Brewing, Red Hare Brewing

Red Hare Collaborates with Oakshire Brewing

Red Hare Ill Tempered Hare

Red Hare Brewing (Marietta, GA) took a trip to Oakshire Brewing (Eugene, OR) over the winter. The two breweries struck a friendship that leads us to this summer offering, based on Oakshire’s Ill Tempered Gnome Winter Ale.

On a recent trip to Oregon, while seeking shelter from a freak blizzard, head brewer from Oakshire Brewery  invited the Red Hare crew to warm up with their sour barrels and hearty winter ales. As a nod to their Ill Tempered Gnome Winter Ale, we decided to collaborate on a summer version, an India Pale Lager. With this collaborative effort, we were able to get enough Citra hops to amok this beer a go. This India Pale Lager has the biscuity, malt flavor profile of a Lager, with the intense bitter, tropical  citrus tones of an IPA. 

Style: India Pale Lager
Hops: Citra, Zythos
Malts: Two Row, Bonlander, Munich, 40L Caramel Malts

Availability: Draft only

6.2% ABV, 70 IBUs

Posted in Almanac Beer Co., New Releases

Almanac Introduces Year Round IPA

Almanac IPA

Almanac Beer Co. (San Jose, CA) has introduced a brand new year round west coast style IPA – Almanac IPA. The new hoppy offering is touted as having intense aromas of grapefruit and tangerine peel, melon, pineapple and pine trees.

Almanac IPA will be available in 22oz bombers and draft

Style: IPA
Hops: Apollo, El Dorado, Simcoe, Mosaic
Malts: German Vienna, Crystal, Biscuit

Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Year round.

7.5% ABV

Posted in Mother's Brewing Company, New Releases

Mother’s Brewing Launches Cans

Mothers Brewing Cans

Mother’s Brewing Company (Springfield, MO) has just launched canned options for the craft beer drinking public.

The first options include two offerings from their year round lineup:

Towhead: Towhead is Mother’s little blonde baby. We’ve captured a subtle blend of sweet, fruity flavors—well suited for close examination yet balanced enough to go down smooth, clean, and crisp when you just want something cold and tasty.

Lil’ Helper: Mother’s Midwest Coast IPA is hopped in both the wort kettle and aging vessel for a sharp, clean bitterness and fragrant citrus hop flavors.

We’ve put a lot of time into planning for these cans, with our fans in mind, to ensure that they were perfect,” says Jeremy Wicks, Director of Sales and Marketing. “There is so much outdoor activity that happens during the summertime in the Midwest, whether it be at the lake, river, or pool.  We wanted to offer people a way to take Mother’s with them anywhere their summer activities take them, and cans are the best way to accomplish that.”

The brewery says more cans are on the way, with decisions and timeline to be made in the near future. Look for six packs of both Towhead and Lil’ Helper everywhere that Mother’s Brewing Company distributes.

Current distribution: Springfield, Kansas City, Columbia, Cape Girardeau, Rolla, and Sedalia, as well as Kansas City, KS. and Northwestern AR including Fayetteville, Eureka Springs, Bentonville, and Ft. Smith.





Posted in Iron Hill Brewing, New Releases

Iron Hill Releases First Canned Offering

Iron HIll Mahalo, Apollo

Iron Hill Brewery (DE, PA, NJ) has just released their first canned beer Mahalo, Apollo! 

The summer wheat beer brewed with a Belgian yeast, and spiced grains of paradise and lemongrass.

Mahalo, Apollo! is a golden, complex and refreshing summer wheat beer spiced with lemongrass and Grains of Paradise fermented with Belgian yeast, making for an easy-drinking beer that complements grilled dishes beautifully.

Iron Hill Mahalo, Apollo! 16oz cans are the first by the brewery. Four packs are $16.75.

Style: American Wheat Beer (w/ Lemongrass, Grains of Paradise)
Availability: 16oz Cans. Summer Seasonal

6.9% ABV

Read more: Canned Craft Beer

Posted in Martin House Brewing Company, New Releases

New Cans from Martin House Brewing

Martin House Cans

Martin House Brewing (Fort Worth, TX) has released two new cans this week – River House Saison, and Pretzel Stout 

Pretzel Stout: Made with a large quantity of sourdough pretzels, this new spin on a traditional stout is as black as oil with a gradually evolving roasty and salty malt flavor. It’s almost like you are drinking a pretzel.
River House Saison: Floral, citrus, spicy notes complimenting a crisp, very dry, almost champagne-like mouth feel. It’s the perfect session beer delivering tons of flavor in a very “light” beer.
Both offering are available in 12oz cans. Those looking – see this off-premise customer map

Posted in New Releases, The Commons Brewery

Commons Brewery Releases Blackcurrant Sour

Commons Brewery Biere Royale

The Commons Brewery (Portland, OR) releases a new seasonal today, Biere Royale. The funky beer debuts during the annual Puckerfest.

Biere Royale a sour ale brewed with black currants. It’s modeled French cocktail Kir Royale, typically made with white wine and blackcurrant liqueur.

The Commons Brewery Biere Royale will be available in 750ml capped bottles and in limited draft.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Blackcurrants)
Hops: Saaz
Malts: Pilsner, Malted Spelt, Flaked Wheat, Acidulated Malt

Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft. Mid-July – Mid-August

5.5% ABV