Seasonal Return

Posted in Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Mocha IPA is a chocolatey, citrusy, coffee buzz

Stone Mocha IPA

Stone Mocha IPA will be back in action this month across the brewery’s entire distribution network.

Taking the brewery’s love of India pale ales, and adding coffee and chocolate, and this new seasonal was born. Stone already excels at India pale ales. That little touch of chocolate and coffee makes this imperial IPA impossible to put down. So much so, another coffee and chocolate recipe was recently a part of the Enjoy By Series. 

One of the best IPAs in Stone’s lineup. Everyone already knows Stone Brewing and hops are a match made in heaven. Some of their IPAs are extremely hoppy, some are citrus heavy, tropical, even fruited. Adding coffee and chocolate to hoppy/bitter IPA has been hit or miss in final flavor for years. Then we try Stone Mocha IPA, and we are sold. Coffee and chocolate can truly play well together. Chocolate flavors fade to coffee, with a burst of citrusy hops rounding out each sip. Weird and wonderful beginning to end.

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Clearly, style lines have been crossed. Is it half-IPA, half-stout? Not quite. It’s definitely all IPA, but it’s also the best of both styles, making this love child of a beer simply just a beautiful, pleasure-seeking meld of imperial IPA and mocha indulgence. How did we come up with this inexplicably delicious creation? Well, that doesn’t really matter. What matters is that it exists and that it’s here for you now, thanks to our deliberate disregard for brewing norms. Some things are not meant to be known, just enjoyed…thoroughly.

Stone Mocha IPA is a draft and 12 ounce bottle offering, returning in June, 2017.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Chocolate, Coffee.)
Hops: Cascade, Citra, Amarillo
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal offering.

Debut: June, 2016
Returning: June, 2017

9% ABV, 80 IBUs

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Abita Brewing, Seasonal Return

Abita Blueberry Wheat is back in Harvest Series

Abita Blueberry Wheat bottles

Abita Blueberry Wheat is back in the brewery’s lineup this month, complimenting their popular Strawberry Lager.

Fresh Louisiana blueberries highlight Abita Blueberry Wheat. The base wheat beer is hopped with German Perle hops.

This crisp wheat beer has the aroma and flavor of fresh Louisiana blueberries. It’s brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and hopped with German Perle hops, then the juice from local blueberries is added to complement the toasty malt flavor. All our Harvest Series brews are made with the finest Louisiana-grown ingredients.

Abita Blueberry Wheat is a 12 ounce bottle and draft summer seasonal offering.

Style: Wheat Ale (w/ Blueberry)
Hops: Perle

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: June, 2017

4.4% ABV, 16 IBUs

Posted in Seasonal Return, The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing IdontwanttoBU makes a bitterless return

The Veil Brewing IdontwanttoBU can

The Veil Brewing IdontwanttoBU returns to the brewery’s lineup today.

It’s been over 5 months since this IPA has been released. The 6.9% ABV beer is heavily hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops, with damn close to zero bitterness.

The Veil Brewing IdontwanttoBU is available when the Richmond, Virginia taproom opens on June 13th, in 16 ounce cans.

Style: IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 6/13/17

6.9% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Jester King Brewery, Seasonal Return

Jester King Montmorency vs Balaton, Batch 4 debuts June 16th

Jester King Montmorency vs Balaton

Jester King Montmorency vs Balaton (Batch 4) will be available on June 16th.

The name, Montmorency vs. Balaton describes the two types of cherries that make this release. The base beer is pale wort (basically what would be a pale ale) that is fermented in foudres and stainless steel tanks, then transferred to neutral oak barrels for as long a 14 months.

The barrel are then blended, then re-fermented with four pounds per gallon of the Michigan cherries.

Jester King Montmorency vs Balaton finishes at 6.1% alcohol by volume. Available in 500 milliliter bottles and draft starting Friday, June 16th at the brewery in Austin, Texas.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Cherries)
Availability: 500ml Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: 6/16/17

6.1% ABV

Image: Jester King

Posted in Seasonal Return, Southbound Brewing Co

Southbound Transilience, now in cans

Southbound Transilience cans

Southbound Transilience has found a new home in cans this week. The brewery’s popular berliner weisse just made your pool lineup.

While the India Pale Ale is still the most brewed style across America’s breweries, the berliner weisse style is on fire. The wheat beer is kettle soured with Lactobacillus bacteria, and finishes tart and refreshing. Savannah, Georgia’s Southbound Brewing does theirs with a twist. They add fresh mango and pomegranate.

We brewed up this German-style sour wheat to help us transition in the Atlanta market. Lactobacillus and saccharomyces create this light, acidic, and tart summer heat quencher.

We’ve been fan of this beer since trying it last summer. The fruit flavors are beautiful compliment to the finish of this beer. Our criticism was the bottle size for a beer you want to chug. Well… they’ve fixed that now haven’t they? See you at the pool.

Southbound Transilience starts shipping this week in 12 ounce cans for the first time.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Mango, Pomegranate.)
Hops: Magnum

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Latest Return: June, 2017

7% ABV, 3 IBUs

PICS: Beer Street Journal

Southbound Transilience

Posted in Seasonal Return, The Unknown Brewing Co.

Rum & key lime-y Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top returns

Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top can

Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top drops in about two weeks, slamming two styles together in one canned package.

It seems like key limes have found almost overnight success in beer. Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top has them in the base gose, plus 15 year old Nicaraguan rum barrels. Brewery founder Brad Schell told Beer Street Journal last year of his excitement to find such great rum barrels.

“They smell like being drunk on a beach or being a pirate.”- Brad Schell, brewery founder

The base beer is a gose brewed with sea salt and key limes, then aged in the rum barrels for over three months.

The result? A bold beer. There are a few key lime flavored beers running around out there these days. While some just taste a little citrusy, Bright Ass Tank Top doesn’t let you forget what it is. A rum filled gose that is full of key lime juice. You can’t miss a bright as shit tank top walking by you. You won’t forget this beer either.

Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top is available once again in 16 ounce cans and draft.

Style: Gose (w/ Sea Salt, Key Limes. Barrel Aged. Rum.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.

Distribution: NC, SC, GA
Latest Return: June, 2017

4.1% ABV

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Posted in Heavy Seas, Seasonal Return

Heavy Seas Blackbeard’s Breakfast (featuring coffee & bourbon) returns

Heavy Seas Blackbeard's Breakfast

Heavy Seas Blackbeard’s Breakfast is back in the brewery’s Uncharted Waters Series again in June.

Blackbeard’s Breakfast is a porter brewed with coffee from Chesapeake Bay Roasting, then aged in bourbon barrels.

We partnered with local coffee producer Chesapeake Bay Roasting to produce this intriguing ale. Rich porter flavors are enhanced by roast coffee notes and rounded out by bourbon barrel aging, creating a brew of bewitching character.

Heavy Seas Blackbeard’s Breakfast will be available in 22oz bombers and draft for a limited time.

Style: Porter (w/ Coffee. Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Hops: Target, East Kent Goldings
Malts: UK Pale, UK Amber, Vienna, Light Crystal, Dark Crystal, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt

Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Latest Return: June, 2017

10% ABV