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Posted in Adroit Theory Brewing, New Releases

Sick label art: Adroit Theory AK – DIPA

Adroit Theory AK - DIPA

Purcellville, Virginia based Adroit Theory Brewing Company debuts a new “beast” of a hoppy beer today. 

Adroit Theory AK – DIPA (Chaos Warrior Edition) is the third in this series of releases. Enigma, Mosaic, and Citra hops headline this dank release.

Sirens wail. Smoke abounds. Glass shards litter the pavement from the molotov cocktail explosion. Chaos lines the streets. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? A lone vigilante rises to balance the scales of power. But whose side is he on?

Adroit Theory AK – DIPA will be available in 22-ounce bottles and draft when the brewery opens on June 7th.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Enigma, Mosaic, Citra

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Debut: 6/7/18

8.3% ABV, 27 IBUs

Image: Adroit Theory

Posted in Creature Comforts, Firestone Walker Brewing, Headlines, New Releases

Firestone Walker teams up with Creature Comforts, creates ‘Mother’s Milk’

Firestone Walker Mother's Milk

Firestone Walker debuts a new collaboration this weekend with Athens, Georgia based Creature Comforts in Paso Robles, California.

Every beer collaboration is born out of friendship and mutual respect for one another’s brewing passions. In this case, the fermented love spans 2,000 miles. Introducing Firestone Walker / Creature Comforts Mother’s Milk.

The base beer is a milk stout that has been aging for nearly a year in rye whiskey barrels – a very intentional move. According to Eric Ponce, Firestone Walker’s barrel program manager, the sweetness of bourbon barrels would have been too cloying. “We designed the base beer with the intent of aging it in rye whiskey barrels—we thought it would be the perfect marriage. The dash of salt just makes everything pop on the palate,” he explains in a recent press release.

Mother’s Milk will be available to all attendees of this weekend’s Firestone Walker Invitational. 12-ounce bottles will be available at the brewery on June 2nd.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Sea Salt. Lactose. Barrel Aged. Rye Whiskey.)
Hops:
Malts: Two-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Franco-Belges Kiln Coffee, Crystal 45, Oats

Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited Release
Debut: 6/2/18

11.6% ABV

Image: Firestone Walker

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater Twisted Fish is a beautiful, hoppy, water saving pilsner

SweetWater Twisted Fish cans

SweetWater Twisted Fish is hitting shelves this week – brewed with and for Building Conservation Trust. The Trust is the Coastal Conservation Association’s National Habitat Program.

Water is the biggest component of every beer, and Atlanta based SweetWater Brewing Co. is dedicated to protecting the Earth’s precious liquid. In 2006, the brewery launched the “Save Our Water” initiative in conjunction with local Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Every summer since, SweetWater has donated $100,000 dollars to clean water and natural habitat protection initiatives around the nation.

In honor of those hard-working freshwater protectors, SweetWater created Twisted Fish. This new pilsner is brewed with traditional Czech yeast, Hallertau hops, pilsner malts while breaking tradition Citra and Mandarina Bavaria hop varieties.

Lagers and pilsners are being seen more frequently on beer shelves, and for most this is a very welcomed sight. SweetWater’s new pilsner is built on a traditional recipe, with an American hoppy twist. The crisp and clean pilsner most certainly has a traditional start with each sip, finishing with a juicier, more citrus hop aroma and flavor. It’s almost a pilsner that finishes with a lingering “hazy IPA” aroma and flavor.

A little bit of the old world and a little bit of the new world make for a truly a unique, pilsner that does some good in the process.

SweetWater Twisted Fish is available in 16-ounce cans and draft across the brewery’s entire 22-state distribution while supplies last. According to the brewery, they have already sold through every keg they have in the taproom.

Style: Pilsner
Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh, Citra, Mandarina Bavaria, Crystal
Malts:  Pilsner, Carapils, Vienna

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Late May 2018

5.3% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in New Releases, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA returns ahead of local art festival

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA 2018

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA is back in cans this weekend, ahead of the local Decatur Arts Festival.

This hoppy release is actually the official beer Decatur Arts Festival. The session India pale ale was a huge hit when first released on draft in 2016.

This year’s release dry-hopped, and features Amarillo, Lemondrop, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops.

…is a 4.6% session IPA that is hazy in appearance and extremely crushable.

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA is available at the taproom starting May 23rd in 12-ounce cans, and draft.

Style: IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Mosaic, Lemondrop, El Dorado
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 5/23/17

4.5% ABV

Image: Three Taverns

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