Boulevard Berliner Weisse is now available, a part of the brewery’s fall seasonal lineup.
Few beer styles can match the delicate, sparkling character of the classic Berliner Weisse, with its light body and tart palate. It’s said that Napoleon’s troops referred to it as “The Champagne of the North,” high praise for beer, coming from Frenchmen. With Berliner Weisse, we pay tribute to the style, while giving it a distinctively American twist. Bright and thirst-quenching, the beer is enlivened by soft lactic notes.
Boulevard Berliner Weisse is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft, from August to October, 2017.
Style: Berliner Weisse
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Aug-Oct
Debut: August 2017
A lot of breweries have cats. Kansas City, Missouri is home to a new feline, and it’s a tough one. Meet Boulevard Tough Kitty Milk Stout.
This new seasonal stout leads with flavors of chocolate and caramel flavors thanks to the beer’s malt bill. Rolled oats and lactose ensure this beer is silky smooth.
Subtle hopping with Bravo and Cascade creates just enough bitterness to prevent the beer from being overly cloying. Deep black in color, Tough Kitty opens with aromas of bittersweet chocolate, espresso, and toffee that transition to flavors of the same. The addition of lactose, a non-fermentable sugar, works with the rolled oats to deliver a creamy, lingering finish.
Boulevard Tough Kitty Milk Stout is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft, as a seasonal release.
5.5% ABV, 27 IBUs
Atlanta's SweetWater Brewing took their time (and a few million dollars to do it right) building out their sour and wild ale program. You can see the result of that effort at the newest addition to their brewery – The Woodlands. On August 5th, the second release from The Woodlands debuts – SweetWater Belgian Rose.
This beer actually got its start three years ago, before The Woodlands was even built. Cabernet and Merlot barrels full of bacteria and yeast – Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, and Brettanomyces Claussenii have been "funking" and souring a Belgian-style ale since 2014
In the months prior to the release, the brewery blended 1 pound per gallon of fresh Georgia grown blackberries to the base beer.
The wine touched oak, fresh blackberries, and sour tartness from the barrels are fighting for your attention, and that's a good thing. SweetWater Belgian Rose is a labor of love and the culmination of patience. Through the Brambles was a beautiful introductory lesson into what SweetWater can do on the wild side. Belgian Rose is like skipping a few grades and jumping right into the more advanced courses. Consider yourself lucky.
SweetWater Belgian Rose is now available at The Woodlands, part of the SweetWater facility in Atlanta.
Mikkeller Haze Cadet debuts today in San Diego, California.
As the name suggests, Haze Cadet is a (hazy) New England style IPA, brewed with Riesling grape juice.
Mikkeller Haze Cadet is available in 16-ounce cans/4 packs for $20 each.
Image: Mikkeller San Diego
Destihl Synchopathic Apricot is the latest release the brewery’s canned Wild Sour Series.
The Wild Sour Series is home to Here Gose Nothing, Flanders Red, Blueberry Gose, and more. This third release our of four seasonal Wild Sour offerings ties in a big apricot flavor with the citrus dry-hopping of a pale ale. The kettle soured ale uses Central Illinois micro flora to create a unique “locally grown” tartness.
“…The feedback last year for the draft-only release was phenomenal. With that feedback along with our own love of this beer, the decision to put Synchopathic Apricot in cans this year was an easy one, and we are expecting this new canned release to do extremely well and to keep moving the WiLD SOUR SERIES onward and upward in the sour beer market.” – Matt Potts, Destihl brewmaster
Destihl Synchopathic Apricot is available in 12-ounce cans starting in August 2017. Expect a 4th Wild Series release to be announced later this year.
6% ABV, 8 IBUs
Offshoot Hops & Rec joins the hoppy arm of The Bruery’s beer family today.
In April, The Bruery teased the addition of a lineup of India pale ales under the moniker, Offshoot Beer Co. Releases have been regularly released since then, at the rate of two per month.
The first IPA release in July is Offshoot Hops & Rec, an unfiltered IPA. The hop lineup includes Simcoe, Mosaic, and Cashmere.
Each of these releases are only available for pickup at the brewery in Placentia, California, or shipping within the state. 4-packs are $21.99
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Simcoe, Mosaic, Cashmere
Malts: Fawcett Pearl, Oats
Availability: 16oz Cans
Odell Sunny Rain Golden Ale debuts as the month of July winds down.
The new dry-hopped sour ale is brewed a “delicate balance of hops and tart; in a category all it’s own”.
We see a lot of dry-hopped sours that are very bold and lingering. They have their place in our beer fridge, but we were inspired to find a more delicate balance of hops and tart. That’s where Sunny Rain ventures into new territory.” – Brendan McGivney, Odell Brewing COO
Odell Sunny Rain Golden Ale is a limited release, in 12-ounce cans, and draft starting July 24th.
Style: Sour Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Image: Odell Brewing