Cigar City Puppy’s Breath Porter is available in 22oz bombers for the first time. Bottle are on sale in the tap room for $7, and will hit distribution. Puppy’s Breath Porter is released three times a year in April, August, and December.
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft.
Note: There has been some discussion surrounding the cost of the 22oz bottle vs. 12oz can/4 packs. We are verifying the price and can availability for this release.
NoDa CoCo Loco cans have just hit the market. This is the fourth can offering from NoDa.
NoDa Coco Loco is a porter, brewed with toasted coconut (toasted in house.) Combine that with chocolate and brown malts, and you have a medal winning beer.
Deep, rich and delicious. This robust porter has a base of Chocolate and Brown malts for a stunningly deep rich color with ruby highlights. The slight bitterness from American chocolate is balanced with the sweet odotes of organic coconut we toast onsite at the brewery. It was even awarded the Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal in 2012.
NoDa Coco Loco is now available in draft and in 16oz cans.
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Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb! has hit shelves. Based loosely on the Bomb! Imperial Stout, this festive version is brewed with spices reminiscent of the season.
The regular edition of Bomb! is an imperial stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chile peppers, finishing at bold 13% The brewery has not disclosed the extra seasonal spices in Christmas Bomb!
Prairie Christmas Bomb! is available in 12oz bottles.
Arrival: Mid to Late November, 2014
Check out the Home Alone references on the label…
Anchor Brewing Company (San Francisco, CA) has teamed up with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood to create Brotherhood Steam Beer.
Brotherhood Steam Beer is based off of Anchor’s flagship offering Steam, dry-hopped with Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops. The combination is something completely unique.
The result is a copper color brew with aromatic hints of citrus and mint, a smooth, full-bodied malt flavor with a lingering, fresh hop finish.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood is an American blues band formed by Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes. The Crowes are on indefinite hiatus.
Brotherhood Steam Beer will be available at select Chris Robinson Brotherhood shows, and in 12oz cans nationwide this December. This is the second canned offering by Anchor.
Style: Steam Beer
Availability: 12oz Cans, Limited Draft.
Arrival: December, 2014
Firestone Walker is now shipping a four bottle bundle that contains Velvet Mocha Merlin. The beer is seasonal offering Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout infused with Intelligentsia espresso beans and cocoa nibs.
All of the smooth textures and roasty dark chocolate goodness of our seasonal Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout with the added infusion of Intelligentsia Coffee House aromas and cocoa dusted chocolate truffle flavors.
Firestone Walker Velvet Mocha Merlin is only available in the Winter Bundle pack.
Availability: 22oz Bottles. Winter Bundle Only. Draft, Limited
Release: November, 2014
5.5% ABV, 27 IBUs
Starr Hill’s Little Red Roostar Coffee Stout will soon be available in 12oz/4 packs. The beer is a current 22oz offering.
Starr Hill’s Little Red RooStarr Coffee Stout is a full-bodied milk stout brewed with coffee from our friends at Red Rooster Coffee Roasters in Floyd, VA. Malt sweetness, chocolate and caramel notes dominate the flavor, while roasted coffee notes add balance and round out the aroma.
Starr Hill Little Red Roostar first launched March, 2013.
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. (Current.) 12oz Bottles (Soon)
5.8% ABV, 19 IBUs
Spiteful Brewing Absinthe Barrel Aged Klutzy Buffoon with Cherries joins the brewery’s barrel aged lineup this week. Spiteful Brewing co-founder Jason Klein says “It tastes like a beer cocktail.”
Absinthe Barrel Aged Klutzy Buffoon is a saison with cherries, aged in Letherbee Distillers absinthe barrels. Letherbee is actually located in the same building as Spiteful, so the decision to work with them was easy.
“When Letherbee gave us the first absinthe barrel, we were thrilled. We had no idea we would be able to secure more,” said Spiteful representative Calvin Fredrickson.
Spiteful Brewing wants to build a larger absinthe barrel aged series. Asinthe Barrel-Aged Klutzy Buffoon Saison with Cherries is available in 22oz bombers in Chicago starting this week.