New Releases

Posted in New Releases, Yards Brewing

Yards Snorri’s Awakening, an Icelandic Collaboration

Yards Snorri's Awakening

Yards Snorri’s Ale debuts on Friday, March 27th. The coffee pale ale is a collaboration with Iceland’s Einstök Brewery, and La Colombe Coffee Roasters.

Named in honor of 13th Century Icelandic historian and poet, Snorri Sturluson, this coffee pale ale is brewed in collaboration with Iceland’s Einstök Brewery, La Colombe Coffee Roasters and Yards. Steeped with Bravo and Chinook hops and freshly roasted beans, this crisp, copper-colored brew sings with bright citrus notes and rich coffee character.

There are multiple tap events (found below) for Yards Snorri’s Awakening starting Friday. Bottles will be raffled off at the various locations.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Coffee.)
Hops: Bravo, Chinook
Availability: Bottles, and Draft

5.5% ABV

Tap locations on Friday, March 27th, 2015

·         Barcade 6pm

·         Sancho Pistola’s 6:30

·         Johnny Brenda’s 7:00

·         Fette Sau 7:30

·         Frankford Hall 8:00

·         Bottle Bar East 8:30

·         Fishtown Tavern 9:00

#WakeUpSnorri

Posted in Left Hand Brewing, New Releases

Left Hand Great JuJu Ships

Left Hand Great JuJu Imperial Ginger

When Left Hand Brewing (Longmont, CO) has just released their seasonal JuJu Ginger again for the spring, and with it comes and an imperial counterpart.

Left Hand Great JuJu has made draft appearances on as a part of the brewery’s Ambidextrous Series. Building off its success and very positive feedback, Left Hand Great JuJu has found its way to 22oz bottles..

Good JuJu’s Voodoo goes imperial with a spicy ginger aroma and a mischievously balanced potion of sweet heat and caramel candy. Once beguiled by the master, this amber will take you to places.

For both Good and Great, 3307 lbs of ginger were juiced and added during steeping with the remaining pulp added to the wort. Left Hand Good Juju is available now in 12oz bottles, and Left Hand Great JuJu is available in limited quantities now in 22oz bottles.

Style: Herb/Spice Ale (w/ Ginger)
Availability: 22oz bottles, Draft. Limited release.
Arrival: Late-March, 2015

7.2% ABV

Posted in Burnt Hickory Brewery, New Releases

Burnt Hickory Old Wooden Head Bottled

Burnt Hickory Old Wooden Head

Burnt Hickory Old Wooden Head bottles have joined the brewery’s lineup as the month winds down. This is the imperial IPA’s first time in bottles.

John Bell Hood was called “Old Wooden Head” by his troops for his tenacity and hard headed-ness. Our ale is just that. Full of hops (how many? we donʼt know) Full of Malt (we shut a whole field down) this extreme gravity beer will not stop until you surrender to itʼs amazing flavor.

Burnt Hickory Old Wooden Head is a year-round offering by the Kennesaw, Georgia brewery. The bottle lineup (at time of this article) includes: Didjits, Fighting Bishop, Ezekiel’s Wheel, Cannon Dragger, and Big Shanty.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Distribution: Georgia only
Release: March, 2015 (1st Bottles)

10% ABV

Posted in Half Acre Brewing, New Releases

Half Acre Space IPA Bottled for 1st Time

Half Acre Space IPA

Half Acre Space IPA joins the brewery’s lineup on March 27th. The recently draft-only beer is getting a temporary upgrade to 22oz bottles.

Half Acre Space IPA is citra hop forward IPA, brewed for a brewery friend that is no longer with us.

We brew this beer in honor of a Half Acre friend that passed.  Space was his nickname as a blazing young man. In his older years, he found himself teamed up with two Siberian Huskies.  Not a family man, he hung with his Huskies, Moon and Luna, as equals.  He’d usually come to our brewery after lunch time, Moon and Luna in his jeep, chew the fat for a while and pick up some beer.  He’d take off to grab tacos or Pizza for all three of them and then they’d head home for an easy night…

Half Acre Space IPA will be available in 22oz bottles starting March 27th, $8.99.

Style: IPA
Hops: Citra
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft

Release: 3/27/15

7% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Chai-Spiced Imperial Russian Stout, For Odd Years Release

Stone Chai-Spiced Imperial Russian Stout

Stone Chai-Spiced Imperial Russian Stout is the newest addition to the brewery’s Odd Beers for Odd Years offering, alongside Extra Hoppy Barleywine.

Past Odd Years offerings for Imperial Russian Stout have included Espresso Imperial Russian Stout, and Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout.

As you have probably deduced, this edition is inspired by chai tea. To achieve this nuance, Stone has added clove, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, black tea, and cinnamon to the bold imperial stout.

As it stands, the classic version of Stone Imperial Russian Stout is deep, dark, rich, roasty and perhaps even a bit sinful. The ‘Odd Beers for Odd Years’ part of the journey means the coming of each odd-numbered year provides the opportunity to take this traditional beer to new and mysterious places, embarking on an exploratory odyssey enabled by strikingly flavorful elements applied to a lovely onyx canvas. This beer, the latest ‘Odd’ transubstantiation, takes inspiration straight from the spice aisle, incorporating array of ingredients assembled to emulate the flavors of authentic chai tea. Cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ginger, a dash of black pepper and a dose of black tea combine with Stone Imperial Russian Stout’s incumbent flavors to take it deep into exotic, previously unfathomed tenitory. Expect a touch of earthiness in combination with a warm, tantalizing aridness. Asa one-time brew with enduring character, Stone CHAI-SPICED Imperial Russian Stout is crafted to be contemplated fresh or cellared under proper conditions for many years so that it may live on not only in one’s memory, but on his or her taste buds as well.

Stone Chai-Spiced Imperial Russian Stout is available in 22oz bottles, and draft. Typically arriving in March.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Clove, Ginger, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Black Tea, Cinnamon)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia (“Odd” release only), Canada; Japan; Singapore; Sweden; and United Kingdom
Release: Late-March, 2015

11/% ABV

Posted in 21st Amendment Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Releases

21st Amendment Down to Earth Session IPA Replaces Bitter American

21st Amendment Down to Earth Session IPA

21st Amendment Down to Earth Session IPA sets its hoppy sights on cans. The 4.4% alcohol by volume (ABV) session-style IPA joins the lineup as we roll into April..

The brewery believes that Down to Earth Session IPA is a natural progression of the bold flavor, low ABV style. For that reason, the brewery is eliminating Bitter American from their lineup.

“Down to Earth has all the great malt backbone of Bitter American but just as Ham’s story evolved, so has this Session IPA. I had fun mixing up the hops and flavor profile,” said Brewmaster O’Sullivan. “We added several late additions and capped it with Mosaic and Centennial dry hops, two of my favorites. Both are amazing and the combination is over the top hop goodness.”

21st Amendment Down To Earth Session IPA is now available in 12oz cans and draft, year-round.

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, ME, NH, VT, RI, MA, NY, NJ, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, GA, NV, NC. Soon: NH, IL
Release: Late-March, 2015

4.4% ABV, 42 IBUs

Posted in Green Flash Brewing, Headlines, New Releases

Green Flash Silva Stout Kicks of “Cellar 3″ Program

Green Flash Silva Stout

Green Flash Silva Stout will kick off a series of corked and caged finish ales from the brewery’s “Cellar 3″ barrel aging facility.

Green Flash Silva Stout has made various draft and 12oz bottle appearances in the past. The base beer is the brewery’s Double Stout, aged in bourbon barrels. The brewery has expanded their barrel program over the past few years in order take some smaller offerings national.

Our Double Stout ages in oak bourbon barrels, and artfully emerges as Silva Stout. This midnight black ale features elegant notes of oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted barley and ripe cherry. Round and delicately balanced in body, each sip envelops the palate with its impressively complex craft composition.

The brewery has expanded their barrel program over the past few years in order take some smaller barreled offerings national. Green Flash Silva Stout makes a tap room debut on Tuesday, March 24th.

Distribution in Green Flash networks in April, 2015.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon Barrels.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Corked & Caged.
Release: Late-March, 2015

10.1% ABV