New Releases

Posted in Don't Miss This, Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Easily one of the brewery’s best. Monday Night Tears of My Enemies

Monday Night Tears of My Enemies bottle

Monday Night Tears of My Enemies debuts this month, part of the fanciest lineup in the Atlanta brewery’s arsenal – the Black Tie Series.

The Black Tie Series is home to beers like Mom Jeans, Georgian Imperial Stout, and the well-known Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt. The week of Valentine’s Day, it will be home to one more -Monday Night Tears of My Enemies.

RELATED: Monday Night’s New Sour Facility [PICS]

Does a scotch barrel milk stout do it for you? This “vindictive” milk stout picks up hints of smoke from the 18 year old scotch whisky barrels, and is finished with a touch of both vanilla and locally roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee. Despite being a fantastic beer, it almost wasn’t even brewed.

Monday Night’s head brewer Peter Kiley saw a beautiful fusion of milk stout and the Macallan 18 year barrels the brewery recently acquired. A milk stout in coffee can be quite good. Throwing that beer into those sexy, hard-to-get scotch barrels? Fan-freaking-tastic. Unfortunately, Kiley found his vision didn’t have some of the powers that be salivating like he was. These barrels don’t show up at your doorstep everyday.

Perhaps even the best idea is met with a little resistance. Kiley pressed forward, and with good reason. Tears of My Enemies is an triumph for the budding brewer. Enemies starts with a burst of coffee and chocolate, and finishes silky, with smokey hints of the sexiness that is Maccallan 18. A bottle of that scotch will set you back nearly $250 dollars. Lucky for you, this creation is less than $20. If you ask us, it’s the best barrel-aged beer Monday Night has ever released. In the end, the name is pretty fitting for Kiley. Nothing worth doing is easy. You won’t find him gloating. You can taste it in ever sip.

There is nothing more sumptuous than the misfortune of your enemies. That dark, smoky taste of revenge takes over as it hits your lips, marching upon your tongue like an army towards certain victory…

Monday Night Tears of My Enemies will be a 22 ounce bottle release, the week of Valentine’s Day 2017. We suggest you track one of these down.

Style: Imperial Milk Stout (w/ Vanilla Beans, Coffee. Barrel Aged. Scotch Whisky.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Debut: Week of Valentine’s Day 2017

9.3% ABV

Above: Monday Night’s head brewer Peter Kiley and his creation, Tears of My Enemies. Photo: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Nebraska Brewing, New Releases

Nebraska Brewing MOAB, the biggest “Betty” to date

Nebraska Brewing MOAB

Nebraska Brewing MOAB, aka “Mother of All Bettys”debuts on Friday, February 17th.

The La Vista, Nebraska based brewery is known for their Black Betty Imperial Stout (aged in whiskey), and Sexy Betty (aged in brandy barrels). Nebraska Brewing MOAB takes “Betty” to the next level.

The brewery uses twice as much grain and double mashed (two grain soaks) in order to get the hefty amount of fermentable sugar to make a stout this big. No other sugar was used in the brewing process.

After primary fermentation, the beer was transferred to four different bourbon barrels for six months of aging. The result is the biggest Betty yet.

MOAB will be available on draft on Friday, February 17th. The bottle release has been delayed until it meets brewery standards.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: Draft, Bottles. Extremely Limited.

Debut: 2/17/17 (Draft)

?? ABV

Posted in Funky Buddha, New Releases

Funky Buddha The Love Below, with chocolate and cherries

Funky Buddha The Love Below

Funky Buddha The Love Below goes on sale at the brewery again on February 15th.

The base beer is Funky’s Nikolai Vorlauf Imperial Russian Stout, that has been aged in both Cabernet barrels and bourbon barrels. The barrels were then blended together with real cherries and 100% chocolate.

Thick and sultry, this is a beer best consumed with a very special friend.

Funky Buddha The Love Below will be available at the brewery again on February 15th, 2017.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cherries, Chocolate. Barrel Aged. Cabernet Sauvignon, Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Debut: 2/15/17

12% ABV, 40 IBUs

Posted in New Releases, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Lunatic Blonde is available in cans for the first time

Wicked Weed Lunatic Blonde cans

Wicked Weed Lunatic Blonde, a Belgian-style blonde ale is now available in cans.

The Belgian-styles that have come out of the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery have started with Wicked Weed Lunatic Blonde. Visitors to the original brewpub have seen this beer open fermenting behind the glass in the basement brewhouse. That recipe the was finally perfected and given year-round availability as of January, 2016.

RELATED: Wicked Weed announces cans

“When we first talked about crafting Belgian beers for our portfolio, open fermentation was really important to us,” explains Walt Dickinson, owner and Head Blender, “We wanted to craft beers that felt like the Old World, but with a New World perspective. Lunatic Blonde has become the base that we build everything else off of because it’s the most straightforward beer and there’s nothing to hide behind. It’s all about yeast character and fermentation.”

Wicked Weed Lunatic Blonde is now available in 12 ounce cans, and draft. Available the week of Valentine’s Day at the brewery, distribution shortly after.

Style: Belgian-style Blonde Ale
Availability: 11.2oz Bottles, Draft. Year-round.
Release (Cans): February, 2017

 

Posted in Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Don't Miss This, New Releases

Anderson Valley GT Gose (aka Gin & Tonic Gose)

Anderson Vally GT Gose

Anderson Valley GT Gose is headed to market, a new botanical gose.

Think of a gin & tonic cocktail when it comes to this new gose. The idea came about after a few in house discussions surrounding beer cocktails, and barrel-aged gins. The brewery used lemon peel, juniper berries, and lemongrass at the end of beer’s boil, adding botanical notes that gin boasts.

During fermentation, the brewery added cucumber, salt, and a touch of cinchona bark.

Reminiscent of a classic cocktail, our GT Gose showcases botanical flavors and aromas of lemon peel, juniper, lemongrass, and grains of paradise. With a juicy lemon-lime tartness and slightly peppery finish, we’ve given the gose style a unique spin that we’re sure you’ll enjoy.

Anderson Valley GT Gose is available in 12 ounce cans, and draft.

Style: Gose (w/ Lemon Peel, Juniper, Lemongrass, Grains of Paradise, Cucumber, Sea Salt, Cinchona Bark.)
Hops: Bravo
Malts: 2 Row, Cara-Crystal, Wheat

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: February, 2017

Posted in New Releases, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Brewing Transmigration of Souls promoted to year-round

Orpheus Brewing Transmigration of Souls

Orpheus Brewing Transmigration of Souls, first released in cans in 2015, is now year-round. The IPA is apart of the brewery’s Bone Tablet Series, and was originally the third canned offering.

Inspired by the Orphic bone tablets which explore the dichotomous nature of life and death, our Bone Tablet series reveals the many sides of the IPA. Transmigration of Souls is an irresponsibly hopped Double IPA, bursting with life from an absurd amount of aromatic hops. You’ll experience a bouquet of orange, lemon, and tropical fruit sitting on top of a clean, dry malt body.

Orpheus Transmigration of Souls joins Lyric Ale, and Atalanta, the brewery’s first three package offerings.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Azacca, Lemon Zest, Apollo, Wakatu
Malts: Two row barley, white wheat

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
Initial Release (Cans): March, 2015

10% ABV

Posted in Jester King Brewery, New Releases

Jester King Biere de Lenoir (with Texas grapes)

Jester King Biere de Lenoir

Jester King Biere de Lenoir, a barrel-aged sour ale, debuts on February 10th.

The base beer is a blend of barrel-aged beers, brewed with fresh and aged hops, and Blacklands Malt, and Jester King’s house mixed culture of yeast and bacteria. Biere de Lenoir has been maturing in oak barrels for a mix of 8 to 14 months before blending and re-fermentation with Texas Lenoir grapes.

Finally, Jester King Biere de Lenoir is 100% naturally re-fermented, unfiltered, and unpasteurized.

500 mililiter bottles will go on sale at the brewery on February 10th, 2017.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Grapes. Barrel-Aged.)
Availability: 500ml Bottles (3,000 available)
Debut: 2/10/17

6.9% ABV, 11 IBUs

Image: Jester King