Stone Imperial Russian Stout, the brewery’s quite popular imperial stout, is headed back to shelves. Since this is an odd-year (2015), Stone has released an odd partner in crime – Stone Chai-Spiced Imperial Russian Stout. Both bottles are available as of this week.
Stone Imperial Russian Stout is so thick, rich and, well, sinful, you might worry that you’ll be doomed to the fiery pits just for thinking about a sip. Rest assured, however, that even though this seemingly pernicious brew is indeed as black as sin, we guarantee that no actual sin was committed in making it…you’ll have to add that on your own. This massive and intensely aromatic beer abounds with notes of chocolate, coffee, black currants, anise and roastiness, and its heavy palate is nothing to be trifled with.
Stone Imperial Russian Stout is available in 22oz bottles, seasonally.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Malts: Pale Malt, Roasted Barley, Amber Malt, and Black Malt
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia; Alberta, Canada; Japan; Singapore; Sweden; and United Kingdom
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
10.5% ABV, 65 IBUs
Dogfish Head’s Black & Blue returns to 750 mL bottles with an updated label.
Dogfish Head Black & Blue is a Belgian-style golden ale fermented with black raspberries and blueberries with an intense berry flavor and aroma.
The pureed berries are added as the beer leaves the brewhouse. In fermentation, the yeast — the same one we use in Red & White and Pangaea — feeds on sugars from the barley and the berries, giving Black & Blue a unique complexity.
Dogfish Black & Blue was first brewed in 2007.
DuClaw Sawtooth Ale, the brewery’s Belgian-style witbier, returns to the lineup on March 18th, 2015.
Sawtooth, our untamed, 4.8% abv, Belgian Wit, is unleashed and on the hunt! This refreshing mix of wheat, oat, barley, Curacao bitter orange peel, and crushed coriander, is left unfiltered to capture the unique flavors of the Belgian yeast used in the brewing process and give the beer its cloudy appearance. Join the pack, and howl for it!
DuClaw Sawtooth Ale is available in 12oz bottle, and draft.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
4.8% ABV, 12 IBUs
Wicked Weed Amorous bottles have returned to the brewpub and Funkatorium in Asheville, North Carolina. Amorous takes the brewery’s love of both hoppy beer and sour ales into one unique offering.
Amorous is defined as being in love or enamored, and no one could doubt that Wicked Weed is in love with sour and hoppy ales. This beer is a blend of both Brett barrels and sour barrels, dry hopped with a bouquet of American hops to accentuate the tropical and citrusy profile of our wild yeast. No ale is more Wicked Weed than Amorous.
Wicked Weed Amorous is available in 500 ml bottles. North Carolina only.
Image via Wicked Weed
Odell Brazzle Sour Golden Raspberry Ale, a beer name that says it all, returns at the end of February.
The base beer is a golden ale, soured in oak barrels used for Odell’s Woodcut offerings, with multiple wild yeasts for a full two years. 300 pounds of raspberries are looped into the process before and after the bacteria and yeasts do their thing.
“We used golden raspberries to brew with, which gives this sour a touch of sweetness. There is also a bright, tart fruit and citrus flavor that comes through,” said Barrel Aging/Pilot System Manager, Brent Cordle. “The sour acidity plays well with the raspberry flavor. This is a very unique sour, and WELL worth the wait!”
Pretty sure that’s enough to get you drooling. Odell Brazzle is available in 750ml bottles, through out the brewery’s 11 states of distribution.
Avery Brewing Uncle Jacob’s Stout makes a return this weekend. The release is Batch 4.
It took just a few few short weeks for Uncle Jacob’s Stout to be found among the Top 25 most highly rated beers in the United States, prompting the brewery to make this an annual release. Jacob is an imperial stout, aged for six months in bourbon barrels.
Jacob Spears, our 6th Great Grand Uncle, is credited as the first distiller to label his whiskey ‘Bourbon.” He built his distillery in Bourbon County Kentucky in 1798– 203 years before we began brewing. While obviously a bit too late to produce Uncle Jacob’s wash, we’ve instead created something for more complex. In his honor, we present this robust, silky smooth, full-bodied and altogether extremely American rendition of an Imperial Stout aged for 6 months in the very finest bourbon barrels. This explains a lot about our penchant for big brews! It in our blood. (Brewed with Rocky Mountain Water, Malted Barley, Flaked Oats, Hops and Yeast.)
Avery Uncle Jacob’s Stout is available in 12oz bottles at Avery, starting February 22nd. Limited distribution to follow (see states below.)
Oskar Blues Brewery’s Gubna Imperial IPA returns to the seasonal lineup again in March, with a few hop tweaks.
The 2015 release features whole leaf Galena hops, plus Sorachi Ace, and Columbus hops. The 2015 GUBNA is dry hopped with (copious) amounts of El Dorado, Comet, and Chinook hops.
These hops create a dank, dense nose and unique blend of grapefruit, apricot, and herbs, creating the characteristic clean, bitter finish. The GUB sits on a base of Rye, North American Pale, and Munich malts, giving it a spicy and flavorful backbone to support loads of hops driving the IBUs to triple digits.
Oskar Blues GUBNA is available in 12oz cans (4 packs) from March until July, seasonally.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Sorachi Ace, Galena, Columbus, El Dorado, Comet, Chinook
Malts: Rye, North American Pale, Munich
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. March-July, Seasonal
10% ABV, 100+ IBUs