New Releases

Posted in New Releases, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Hop Burglar, with blood orange & grapefruit

Wicked Weed Hop Burglar

Wicked Weed Hop Burglar is back for a second year, proving the fruited IPA style is very much on fire across the industry.

This hop-forward release features blood orange, and grapefruit zest, creating a very bright, citrusy beer.

All brewers have begged, borrowed, and burgled in the name of their craft. It takes humility, stubbornness, and some sleight of hand to turn raw ingredients into liquid alchemy. Hop Burglar India Pale Ale, brewed with blood orange grapefruit zest, and liberally dry-hopped, is just such a beer, the kind of bright, citrus-forward IPA that we would do anything to keep brewing. So mind your pockets – and your hops.

Wicked Weed Hop Burglar is a 12 ounce bottle offering, and draft.

Style: IPA (w/ Blood Orange, Grapefruit.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Debut: Late-April, 2016
Latest Return: March, 2017

7% ABV

Image: Wicked Weed Brewing

Posted in New Releases, The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing Feel Feelings (Helles Lager)

The Veil Brewing Feel Feelings

Today, The Veil Brewing Feel Feelings, a helles lager, debuts in cans.

The Richmond, Virginia based brewery’s “Catboy” created Feel Feelings – his first recipe while working there. A pilot batch in the past, that was well received so the brewery scaled it up.

 Super clean, easy drinking lager. Just a great representation of the style.

The Veil Brewing Feel Feelings is a 16 ounce can release on March 11th, along side Benjelz. Incidentally the first Saturday can release the brewery has ever held.

Style: Helles Lager
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery only.
Debut (Cans): 3/11/17

5.4% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Spoetzl Brewery

Mosaic hops, clean water, & new Shiner Golden Ale

Shiner Golden Ale bottle

The latest from Spoetzl Brewery – Shiner Golden Ale.

This is another great example of what the brewery does best. Easy drinking, approachable beers. Well water from underneath the brewery and Mosaic hops highlight Shiner Golden Ale. The beer is crisp, clean and refreshing.

RELATED: Shiner Cold Brew

That description may sound a bit derived, but let’s put it in the context of Spoetzl. Premium, Homespun Cream Ale, Black Lager – all lighter styles the brewery does quite well. Golden Ale in all it’s Mosaic goodness is a great right along side them all. Perfect for rocking chair on a porch on a hot day.

Look for Shiner Golden Ale year-round starting this month in 12 ounce bottles, and draft.

Style: Blonde Ale
Hops: Mosaic
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: March, 2017

4.6% ABV, 22 IBUs

Posted in Burial Beer Co, New Releases

Burial Beer Winnower, with chocolate & raspberries debuts March 10th

Burial Beer Winnower

Burial Beer Winnower debuts in cans on March 10th.

Asheville, North Carolina local French Broad Chocolates brought Burial Beer the cocoa nibs, and the brewery combined them with fresh raspberries. It was up to the brewers to find balance. Burial refers to the beer as in extreme luxury (a mortal sin). You decide.

What which we crave, we seek endlessly. Whether morning, noon, or night, our dreams are overrun with unearthly delights. Our eyes wide, seeking an out of body experience, lost in the depths of decadence. But we learn. The Winnower peels back the layers of excess, uncovering the beauty of balance. Blended among a backbone of well-kilned chocolate malts, our mild, black Porter rests upon 300 pounds of local, French Broad Chocolates cocoa nibs and an immense amount of crushed raspberries.

Burial Beer Winnower will be available 16oz cans (4 packs) when the brewery opens on March 10th. Limited distribution to follow.

Style: Porter (w/ Raspberries, Cocoa Nibs.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: NC, GA, NY

Debut: 3/10/17

7% ABV

Posted in Duclaw Brewing, New Releases

DuClaw Double Galactic Farmhouse SMASH debuts this weekend

DuClaw Double Galactic Farmhouse SMASH

DuClaw Double Galactic Farmhouse SMASH, the 4th edition in the brewery’s “Off-Line” Series, debuts on March 11th.

SMASH, or Single Malt and Single Hop beer, features Australian Galaxy hops, and pilsner malt. Fermented with Blaugies yeast. Blaugies is a small town in Belgium not far from the French border.

DuClaw will be selling this limited, prototype release direct off the bottling line starting Saturday.

….creating a blend of passion fruit, apricot, and citrus flavors and aromas that last through to a crisp, refreshing finish. This vibrant combination of fruit flavors masks a robust 8.4% ABV. that will have you feeling out of this world.

DuClaw Double Galactic Farmhouse SMASH is a 22 ounce bottle release.

Style: Farmhouse/Saison Ale
Hops: Galaxy
Malts: Pilsner
Yeast: Blaugies

Availability: 22oz Bottles
Debut: 3/11/17

8% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Terrapin Beer Company

Negan approved. Terrapin Lucille, a second Walking Dead collaboration is cracking heads

Terrapin Lucille

Athens, Georgia based Terrapin Beer Company made waves a while back with their zombie themed Walking Dead Bood Orange IPA. In February, it returned once again in cans for the first time. The brewery now has two zombie apocalypse inspired beers on shelves. The newest?  Terrapin Lucille.

If you follow the show, Terrapin Lucille is named for the evil fella wreaking havok on our beloved Rick Grimes and crew – Negan and his weapon of choice, Lucille. The barbed wire should be a dead give away. If you haven’t been watching, the show gets pretty brutal. (And bloody.)

This beer drinks like dessert, but doesn’t drink like the 9.4% alcohol by volume beer it actually is. Perhaps this “Lucille” will do a little damage to your head as well. The imperial stout is brewed with both molasses and vanilla, and aged on hickory, maple, and white ash. All the wood that makes baseball bats.

Molasses dominates this beer, but isn’t overpowering, heavy or syrupy. Expect hints of brown sugar, dark chocolate oak and a touch of smoke.

Terrapin Lucille is available now in 500 milliliter bottles for a limited time.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Blackstrap Molasses, Vanilla Beans. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 500ml Bottles
Debut: March, 2017

9.4% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in New Belgium, New Releases, Seasonal Return

New name: New Belgium Juicy Watermelon Lime Ale returns

New Belgium Juicy Watermelon

New Belgium‘s watermelon lime ale  is back in the brewery’s seasonal lineup for a second time. This year, you’ll see it called New Belgium Juicy Watermelon.

The base recipe is basically the same as before. New Belgium tells Beer Street Journal that “Heavy Melon” didn’t really capture the essence of the beer. When deciding on whether or order or purchase, “heavy” anything might be a turn off. Juicy on the other hand, is much more palatable.

Watermelon and lime are the stars of this beer, that finishes at 5% alcohol by volume. New Belgium loves their seasonals, and this one might be the most crazy (non Lips of Faith) offering to date. If beer was fruit at a hot summer picnic, this beer would be it.

Cool off with this refreshingly fruity summer beer brewed with watermelons and limes.

New Belgium Juicy Watermelon is a 12 ounce bottle and draft seasonal release.

Style:              (w/ Watermelon, Lime)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12oz Cans, Draft
Latest Return: Early Spring, 2017

5% ABV

New Belgium Heavy Melon bottle

Image: Beer Street Journal