Sierra Nevada Brut IPA
The India pale ale continues to self-evolve in America. From English IPA to American IPA, from West Coast to the New England IPA, there’s always a new way to drink your hops. The latest stylistic trend is the “Brut-style”, inspired by the sparkling wine world. Kicking off a new “Up Next” series is New Belgium Brut IPA arriving in time for the new year.
Dick Cantwell of Magnolia Brewing in San Francisco (a New Belgium partner) inspired this “bubbly” release, an effervescent IPA with white grape and tropical notes. New Belgium characterizes this release as the “crisp alternative to hazy, fruit-forward IPAs” that dominate the market right now.
New Belgium Brut IPA is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft through the beginning of the new year.
Style: IPA (Brut IPA)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. One-time Offering
Debut: December 2018
Half Acre Haunting Pattern is available today in honor of Halloween.
This spooky release is a blend of an 18-month-old mixed culture wild ale, a 20-month barrel-fermented saison, and a 16 month barrel-aged Belgian-style blonde ale. The resulting beer per the brewery is a “medium bodied, lower acid beer that weighs orange peel and papaya against pie and hay.”
Half Acre Haunting Pattern is available in 22-ounce bottles at the brewery today, along with a matching long sleeve t-shirt.
Style: American Wild Ale
Availability: 22oz Bottles. Brewery Release.
Image: Half Acre Beer
Heavy Seas Schnee Boot joins the brewery’s specialty “Uncharted Waters” Series in November.
The colder weather is a perfect time to release this barrel-aged Eisbock, a 13% alcohol by volume monster. Heavy Seas Schnee Boot is the strongest beer the brewery has made to date.
Look for Schnee Boot in 12-ounce bottles and draft across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint starting in November 2018.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: November 2018
13% ABV, 25 IBUs
The Boston Red Sox have won the 2018 World Series and Boston Beer Company is celebrating true brewery style – with a beer.
This season marked the brewery’s first year as the official beer of the Red Sox. Now they have a new reason to celebrate, now they are champions once again.
Available this week only is Sam Adams Damage Done, an imperial IPA honoring the Red Sox achievement. The very appropriate New England IPA is aged on vanilla beans with guava, mango, and lactose.
Fans will only find this release at the Boston based brewery through the end of the week, available in commemorative crowlers seen above.
Three Taverns Mont Fang, a collaboration with collaboration with Chattanooga Whiskey, debuts on October 27th.
This imperial milk stout is actually a two-way collaboration between to two artisan companies. Chattanooga Whiskey gave Three Taverns oak barrels that were used to age their 1816 Bourbon. The brewery aged a strong milk stout in the barrels, which have now been returned to the distillery to further age a bourbon.
Three Taverns Mont Fang is the result of the barrel-aging experiment – available in 750 milliliter bottles at the brewery starting at 11 am on October 27th.
A new riff on one of Georgia’s most popular India pale ales debuts on Friday – Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze.
Tropicalia, Creature Comfort’s year-round IPA has truly taken the southeast by storm. Building on that popularity, the Athens, Georgia based brewery has released Tropicalisma, and Double Dry Hop Trop into a small batch “Trop” inspired family. Friday brings Imperial Trop Haze, three words that are bound to make hopheads break a sweat.
The biggest Tropicalia fans will love this according to Creature, and between the name, and the hops (Citra, Centennial, and Galaxy), it’s hard to see this release go wrong.
Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze will be available in 16-ounce cans and draft when the brewery opens on October 12th. Pre-sales are live on CraftCellr starting October 11th.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Centennial, Galaxy
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery Only.