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Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Monday Night collaborates with Finback Brewery, creates ‘Suuuper Cereal Multigrain IPA’

Monday Night Suuuper Cereal Multigrain IPA

Monday Night Suuuper Cereal Multigrain IPA, a new collaboration with New York-based Finback Brewery, has debuted.

Part of the brewery’s new India pale ale focused “Hop Hut”, this collaboration is dubbed a “multigrain IPA”. No other details about the beer have been provided.

Monday Night Suuuper Cereal Multigrain IPA is available in 12-ounce cans at the brewery’s original Westside Atlanta location.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Brewery only release.
Debut: 5/20/18

?? ABV

Image: Monday Night Brewing

Posted in Headlines, New Releases

Get ready to drink like it’s the 90’s (again) Zima is returning to shelves

ZIma 2017

Last summer, MillerCoors re-released the popular 90’s clear malt beverage ‘Zima’. It was an overwhelming hit. Incidentally, the article announcing it’s return is the #1 most read article in Beer Street Journal’s 11-year history.

The beverage hit the market around 1994, and was an instant hit. We think of it like an alcoholic Crystal Pepsi. (Which, incidentally, is also back on shelves.) Fans would soak Jolly Ranchers and Skittles in the bottles for interesting fruity variations. Not that we would know. We just turned 21 yesterday.

The malt beverage was sold with the tagline “Zomething Different.” Which obviously prompted drunk folks to try to pronounce everything with a “Z” in front of it. Think of it like the “WAZZZZZZZUP” Budweiser commercials that debuted in 1999. It got a little annoying after a while.

“Last summer, Zima was the ultimate comeback kid. People were picking up a six-pack to relive their 90s memories, to stock up for theme parties, or to just see what all the fuss was about. So, when it was time to decide if we were going to bring it back, we thought ‘why wouldn’t we?” – Dilini Fernando, senior marketing manager, innovation

The brand officially died in 2008 in the United States, but it never left Japan. According to MillerCoors, the brand still does extremely well there. The Citrusy clear alcoholic beverage is only 5% alcohol by volume.

Weren’t old enough to drink Zima before it died in 2008? Summer of 2018 is your chance (again). 6 packs of the hit 90’s beverage are hitting shelves now.

Jolly Rangers not included.

Posted in New Holland Brewing, New Releases

Blueberries: New Holland Lost Dune debuts in cans

New Holland Lost Dune cans

New Holland Lost Dune is returning to the Michigan based brewery’s line again for the summer.

Designed for warm weather drinking, New Holland Lost Dune is brewed with local blueberries and coriander, plus a heavy dose of Mosaic hops.

“At New Holland, it’s no secret that we’re inspired by the seasonality of ingredients and flavors. Plus, located on Lake Michigan, summer is a natural inspiration. Lost Dune captures the taste of summer with its refreshing and aromatic body.” – Brett VanderKamp, Co-Founder & President.

For the beer’s official launch on May 18th aka “Dune Day”, New Holland has partnered with the Land Conservancy of West Michigan to support the non-profit organization’s mission to permanently protect and care for Michigan’s natural beauty. Participating locations will be donating a portion of sales from each pint of Lost Dune sold on Dune Day to the Land Conservancy of West Michigan.

New Holland Lost Dune will be available seasonally across the brewery’s entire network in 12-ounce cans and draft.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Blueberries, Coriander.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Summer seasonal
Debut: Late May 2016
Latest Release: Mid May 2018

?? ABV

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

New Hefeweizen: Monday Night Rucksack

Monday Night Rucksack

Monday Night Rucksack, a new hefeweizen by the Atlanta brewery, debuts in cans for the first time.

The traditional German-style wheat beer is brewed with Mandarina Bavaria hops in the boil, and then steeped in orange peel post-fermentation.

Hazy and unfiltered, Rucksack’s wheat malt delivers a bready character that screams citrus fruit when combined with Mandarina Bavaria hops. Steeping this beer with orange peel post-fermentation only accentuates this fruitiness.

Monday Night Ruck Sack is available in 12-ounce cans and draft as an early summer seasonal.

Style: Hefeweizen (w/ Orange Peels)
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Early May 2018

4.9% ABV

Posted in Iron Hill Brewing, New Releases

Brewed with fresh oranges, Iron Hill Hopicana is here for summer

Iron Hill Hopicana

Iron Hill Hopicana brings the “juice” ahead of summer.

The multi-state based brewpub created Iron Hill Hopicana (a west-coast India Pale Ale) to taste like fresh picked orange juice in beer form. So much so, they used fresh oranges.

Hopicana is a hop-forward IPA brewed with real oranges for refreshing, juicy flavor. It’s a West Coast-style IPA that drinks like a cold glass of fresh-squeezed OJ.

The label is inspired by commercial food labels from the 30’s and 40’s.

Iron Hill Hopicana will be available on May 10th in 16-ounce cans and draft.

Style: IPA (w/ Oranges)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Summer Seasonal.
Debut: 5/10/18

6.6% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Ommegang

Rosé all day? Ommegang Saison Rosé arrives for summer

Ommegang Saison Rose

Ommegang Saison Rose is debuting ahead of summer.

Rosé wine surges in popularity as temperatures rise. Beer is bringing their own version of the pink stuff, thanks to Ommegang and their new Saison Rosé.

Blending beer is nothing new to Brewery Ommegang. Their Three Philosophers is a blended beer that debuted in 2002. Saison Rosé is also blended, that starts as light saison brewed with hibiscus flowers. It is then fermented in stainless steel with chardonnay grape juices.

The grape juice/hibiscus saison is then blended with what the brewery calls a “heartier” oak-aged saison with strong tannic notes.

Aromas of grapefruit and red berries are followed by a hint of oak. Flavors of sweet berries and lightly-tart citrus resolve to subtle oak tannins and spicy Belgian yeast. The beer is light-bodied with a soft mouthfeel, crisp, dry finish…

Ommegang Saison Rosé is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft for a limited time in summer 2018.

Style: Saison (w/ Hibiscus Flowers. Chardonnay Grapes. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Summer Seasonal.
Debut: May 2018

7.7% ABV

Image: Ommegang

Posted in New Releases, Schlafly Brewing

4 Styles, 100% Real Fruit. Schlafly Frugi-Four ships

Schlafly Frugli-Four

Saint Louis, Missouri’s Schlafly Beer has released new Frugi-Four Sampler Pack.

The fruit-forward mixed case showcases the brewery’s commitment to using real fruit. Four different styles have been selected to ring in the warmer weather: Passionfruit Saison, Pineapple IPA, Tangerine Lager, and a revival of last April’s Coconut Creme Ale.

“From our seasonal Raspberry Hefeweizen to our fall seasonal Pumpkin Ale, we’re proud of our expertise in brewing with real ingredients. This pack captures the spirit of a frugivore, a fruit-eating mammal that depends on the nutritional value of fruit. These fun, bright flavors for summer showcase how fruit beer can fit any style from Saisons to IPAs.” – Stephan Hale, Founding Brewer

The Schlafly Frugi-Four Sampler Pack features three 12-ounce bottles of each style, available in distribution starting April 23rd.