Grayton Beer Company’s Handful of Thorns has just been released, as of June 27th. The beer is a session IPA, inspired by Neil Young’s “Love is a Rose.”
The simple and subtle dry malt bill with low sweetness builds an ideal stage on which to spotlight a unique floral hop profile and all of the complexities that fresh rose petals offer. The end result is an incredibly refreshing ale with earthy and herbal notes and a bright floral aroma.
Grayton Handful of Thorns is available in 12oz bottles and draft all summer.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
The artwork used on the Handful of Thorns label was created by Bryan Hand, a Northwest Florida artist specializing in colorful, realistic acrylic paintings.
Burnside Sunsplash Kolsch joins the Portland, Oregon brewery’s lineup on July 1st. Burnside has already released another kolsch rendition, Lime Kolsch. This release is Jamaican inspired.
Burnside Sunsplash Kolsch features hibiscus, orange zest and thai ginger.
Those attending the release at the pub on July 1st get a chance to win Ziggy Marley tickets for August 8th.
Hangar 24 First Crush, a sour ale with Syrah grape juice, aged in red wine barrels goes on sale June 27th.
To create Hangar 24 First Crush, the brewery blend their stock of Syrah wine barrels that contain sour red ale. The mix of 18 month old barrels, plus the grape juice addition give the beer a unique character.
…the addition of Syrah grape juice after primary fermentation adds vinous, tannic notes of red wine, ripe fruit and leather.
Hangar 24 First Crush is available in 750ml bottles, when the brewery opens on June 27th. $20 per bottle, no limit. Releasing alongside another sour, Sanquinello.
Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Grape Juice. Wine Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Hangar 24 Sanquinello, a sour ale with blood orange aged in white wine barrels launches June 27th.
Hangar 24 Sanquinello uses locally sourced blood oranges, squeezed into Sauvignon Blanc barrels which held 9 and 18 month sour blonde ale.
The resulting beer is a beautiful hazy pink, balancing the tart base beer with the aromatics of citrus.
Hangar 24 Sanquinello is available in 330ml bottles, at the brewery only. Hangar 24 recommends you drink this offering fresh.
Reformation Brewery (Woodstock, GA) will be offering their first bottled product on July 1st. Recent changes in Georgia legislation will allow tour goers to take “souvenir” beer away from the tap room.
Those purchasing a “Reformed” or “Liberated” tours will be allowed up to three, 22oz bottles as a take away for off premise consumption.
The brewery plans on releasing package to the general market later this year.
As of July 1st, 2015, Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing can legally fill 64 ounce growlers. They are celebrating the state of Florida finally using a the tiniest shred of logic with special ceramic growlers.
“Designed and manufactured in Portland, OR these growlers are slip cast by hand with the necks carefully trimmed on the potters’ wheel for the tightest of lid fit. They’re cast thick to hold in the cold for all of your 64 ounces. The wide mouth ceramic flip top lid with rubber gasket will seal carbonation keeping your liquids, whatever they may be, cold and crisp for days.”
Those purchasing the 64oz growlers will get access to a special growler fill of Rum Barrel-aged The Dark Woods Imperial Porter.
On sale now for $125 dollars at Cigar City for a limited time.
Image via Cigar City
New Belgium Hop Tart has hit taps, celebrating summer. The Hop Kitchen offering is described as a “fruity spin” on a typical American sour ale.
New Belgium Hop Tart was build off Snapshot, the brewery’s summer wheat offering with peach juice. The wort is soured using a unique in-house process.
Hop Tart’s lactobacillus offers just the slightest hint of sour that propels bursts of passion fruit, guava and pineapple, courtesy of hefty Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy and Experimental Hop 522 dry-hopping.
New Belgium Hop Tart is a draft-only offering across then brewery’s distribution area.
Style: American Sour/Wild Ale
Hops: Nelson, Sauvin, Galaxy, Experimental Hop 522 (Dry-Hop)
Availability: Draft only
Release: June, 2015
5% ABV, 30 IBUs