Ska Brewing (Durango, CO) is releasing Rudie Session IPA on August 2nd, 2014. The 4.5% ABV session IPA is aggressively hopped, but built for day drinking. Rudie Session IPA got its start a few years ago when the brewery started brewing lower alcohol beers for the Durango Film Festival. As the popularity of the hop forward, lower booze beer grew, Ska knew they were on to something.
12oz cans of Ska Rudie Session IPA arrives this August in time for Sesh Fest in Denver, Colorado.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. All Ska markets.
Arrival: August, 2014
Tennessee Brew Works (Nashville, TN) has just kicked off a new lower ABV series dubbed Session Series.
Each offering will clock in less than 5.1% ABV according the Brewer’s Association for session beer guidelines. First up, American Pale Session Ale.
All Tennesse Brew Works Session Series offerings are draft only.
Style: Pale Ale
Availability: Draft only
Image via Tennessee Brew Works
Lonerider Brewing Company (Raleigh, NC) is releasing Eve Amber Ale in the coming days. Eve has already hit “The Hideout” aka the taproom, with bottles hitting distribution soon.
As honest as a midsummer evening. Eve represents our session Amber Ale, a refreshing beer that balances sweet Pilsner and Crystal malts with citrusy and earthy hops.
Lonerider Eve will be available on draft and 12oz bottles.
Style: Amber Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Read more: Lonerider Brewing Company
Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, GA) is ready to release their fifth offering, Peace.War.Truth.Lie a summer IPA. The beer has already made an appearance in the tap room.
Peace.War.Truth.Lie Summer IPA explores the style’s oft-neglected delicate side. Whether you are having one or enjoying for a session, Peace.War.Truth.Lie has an abundance of tropical fruit and citrus character. It’s a refreshing beer for the summertime.
Orpheus Brewing Peace.War.Truth.Lie Summer IPA will be available on draft at first, and cans when the line gets installed later this year.
Hops: Madarina Bavaria, Wakatu
Malts: Two Row Barley, White Wheat
Yeast: American Ale
Availability: Draft, 12oz Cans (Future)
Note: The above artwork is a BSJ mock. The cans will feature a version this art.
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.
5.5% ABV, 20 IBUs
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
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
Hops: Apollo, El Dorado, Simcoe, Mosaic
Malts: German Vienna, Crystal, Biscuit
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Year round.