New Releases

Posted in New Releases, Second Self Brewing Company

Second Self Citrus IPA Hits Taps

Second Self Citrus IPA

Second Self Citrus IPA is the Atlanta, Georgia brewery’s newest seasonal. Citrus IPA highlights winter citrus, which is fresh and in season, particularly orange peel and lemon.

An array of citrus hops help round of the beer’s favor.

Second Self Citrus IPA is a draft only offering this round. The brewery just expanded distribution to Athens, Georgia this week.

Style: IPA (w/ Oranges, Lemons.)
Availability: Draft Only
Release: Early March, 2015 (First release.)

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Posted in New Releases, Troegs Brewing

Troegs Cultivator Cans Hits Shelves for First Time

Troegs Cultivator Cans

Troegs Brewing (Hershey, PA) releases Cultivator, the brewery’s spring seasonal, is now available in cans for the first time.

The helles bock (spring bock) launched just a year ago into the brewery’s seasonal lineup. As the nation waits for spring, those in Troegs distribution territory can slam Cultivator in cans.

Emerging from springtime’s fertile ground, Cultivator celebrates the start of hop-growing season as sprawling fields of hop rhizomes climb and tether to hop bines. This spring bock delivers hints of toasted grains, fresh baked bread and delicate floral hops.

Troegs Cultivator Helles Bock cans are now available across the entire brewery distribution footprint, which now includes North Carolina.

Style: Helles Bock
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. 12oz Cans
Release: Feb-March, 2015

Image via Troegs

Posted in Burnt Hickory Brewery, New Releases

Burnt Hickory Fighting Bishop Released in Bottled

Burnt Hickory The Fighting Bishop

Burnt Hickory Fighting Bishop bottles are now available. The belgian-style tripel joins Big Shanty Graham Cracker Stout, Cannon Dragger, and Ezekiel’s Wheel in 22oz bottles.

Killed just about a mile from the brewery, Leonidas Polk , an ordained bishop and Confederate general, was nicknamed “The Fighting Bishop”. Our Bishop is a Belgian Trippel spiced with green peppercorns. With a higher power on his side, The Bishop sits as a melding of a style 500 years old mixed with a fresh flavor.

Burnt Hickory Fighting Bishop is a year round offering.

Style: Belgian-style Tripel (w/ Green Peppercorns.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Year-Round.

8.5% ABV

Read more: Burnt Hickory Brewery

Posted in Founders Brewing, New Releases

Founders Blushing Monk Returns To Shelves

Founders Blushing Monk 2015

Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, MI) has re-released Blushing Monk. The beer was last released in July, 2011.

Founder’s Blushing Monk is a Belgian raspberry beer, that tops out 9.2% ABV

“People keep asking us if we’re going to bring any of our Backstage Series beers back—and now we have,” said Co-Founder and President Dave Engbers. “It seems as though we brew Blushing Monk on a four-year cycle. Our cellar crew hates brewing it because it’s brewed with a different yeast strain from all of our other beers, but we think it’s worth the sleepless nights. It’s an absolutely gorgeous beer.”

Founders Blushing Monk is the 12th release in the Backstage Series. Release #11, Big Lushious, rounded out the Backstage Series in 2014

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Raspberries.)
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Release: 3/2/15

9.2% ABV

Check out Beer Street Journal’s Backstage Series flashback.

Posted in Left Hand Brewing, New Releases, Videos

Left Hand De’Nile Coffee Ale, For Old Chicago

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont, CO) currently has a coffee ale in select Old Chicago Restaurants across the United States. The beer debuted in early February.

Left Hand De’Nile Coffee Ale is a collaboration with Allegro Coffee, and the brewery’s Ro Guenzel. The team selected Allegro’s Blue Nile Blend coffee to nuance Left Hand’s base beer, brewed with lactose.

 First, Allegro’s Blue Nile BLEND coffee was hand-selected due to its intense berry and spice notes. Then, a unique recipe was created in order to best compliment the characteristics of the coffee. The result is a burnished, copper-colored brew with a white head that is the perfect equilibrium of maple, chocolate and coffee with a medium mouthfeel and a citrus aroma from Caliente and Amarillo hops.

Left Hand De’Nile Coffee Ale is available now at Old Chicago Restaurants (locator in new window) and the the brewery’s tap room.

Style: Amber Ale (w/ Coffee, Lactose.)
Hops: Amarillo, Caliente
Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Caramunich, Wheat, Caraaroma

Availability: Draft only
Release: Early February, 2015

5.5% ABV, 57 IBUs

Posted in Modern Times Beer, New Releases

Modern Times Protocosmos, a New 22oz Bottle

Modern Times Protocosmos

Modern Times Protocosmos, the third release in the brewery’s monthly 22oz bottle releases, arrives today. Modern Times touts Protocosmos as “aggressively hoppy.”

A 7% ABV IPA employing a mix of Galaxy, Ahtanum, and Centennial, Protocosmos is a fragrant, complex, aggressively hoppy beer. Pineapple; orange zest; and a profound, deep, almost vibrational dankness positively billow from the glass, and the light malt backbone provides the perfect support for this remarkably delicious IPA.

Modern Times Protocosmos is on sale in the brewery’s tap room starting at 12pm, $6.99 each.

Style: IPA
Hops: Galaxy, Ahtanum, Centennial

Availability: 22oz Bottles. Limited Release
Release: 2/25/15

7% ABV

Modern Times Protocosmos Image via the brewery

Posted in New Releases, Omaha Brewing

Omaha General’s Select Barrel Aged Stout, The Brewery’s First Bottle

Omaha General's Select Barrel Aged Stout

Omaha Brewing Company (Omaha, GA) will release their first bottles on February 26th, 2015 – General’s Select Barrel Aged Stout.

For this first release, the brewery aged an imperial stout in Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrels for close to 5-9 months.

This beautiful barrel–aged stout boasts a bold flavor profile with chocolate, Rosie, coffee, oak, bourbon whiskey and vanilla no it’s derived from the combination of seven malts and barrel aging.

Omaha General’s Select Barrel Aged Stout will be available in 750ml corked & caged bottles. Only 14 cases will be available in the Columbus, Georgia area.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Whiskey.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Release: 2/26/15

11.1% ABV