Seasonal Return

Posted in Cigar City Brewing, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Returns August 1st

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Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout returns August 1st, 2015 at 9 am. For this release, there is a 4 bottle limit, and El Catador Club discounts do indeed apply.

This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Georgy Zhukov, arguably one of the finest generals of World War II. Opaque black in color, with notes of espresso, chocolate, dark toffee and hints of blackstrap molasses. The English hop varietals provide a subtle herbal dryness, and finishes with a hearty slap of roasty espresso. Pair Marshal Zhukov’s with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia.

Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout is available in 22oz bottles. $15.00 each, cash only. There will be distribution in Florida only.

Style: Imperial Stout
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Limited release.
Return: 8/1/15

11% ABV

Bookmark this post for updated news and releases regarding Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout.

Image via Cigar City Brewing

Posted in Almanac Beer Co., Seasonal Return

Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Citrus Returns (New Recipe)

Almanac Farm to Barrel Citrus

Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Citrus has made a return to shelves. The sour ale’s recipe has been tweaked for its 2015 summer release.

The base beer is a sour blonde ale aged in wine barrels, nuanced by Buddha’s Hand citrons, plus yuzu and blood oranges from San Francisco’s Hamada Farms.

Hand-chopped and zested fruit was added to the beer, which has been allowed to barrel age since the winter citrus harvest, creating a refreshing sour ale that highlights the natural tartness of fresh citrus.

Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Citrus is available in 375 milliliter bottles.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Buddha’s Hand, Yuzu Fruit, Blood Orange. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 375ml Bottles
Return: July, 2015

7% ABV

Posted in Green Man Brewing, Seasonal Return

Green Man Rainmaker Double IPA Returns July 24th

Green Man Rainmaker Double IPA

Green Man Rainmaker Double IPA returns to the brewery’s lineup on July 24th. The imperial IPA is one of the Asheville, North Carolina brewery’s most sought after offerings.

Green Man Rainmaker is dry-hopped three times with Citra, Simcoe, and Columbus hops. Drink this fresh.

It is well known that there is nothing better than a fresh Rainmaker bursting with a resinous pine and citrus nose, and demand has been off the hook since its last release. It is dry-hopped not one, not two, but three times with Citra, Simcoe and Columbus hops, which boasts unprecedented flavor and aroma.

Green Man Rainmaker Double IPA is averrable in 750ml bottles in the tap room on July 24th, and limited distribution shortly after.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, SImcoe, Columbus

Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Return: 7/24/15

Image: Green Man Brewery

Posted in Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Rye Cubed Back in Monster Beer Tour Lineup

Terrapin Rye Cubed 2015

Terrapin Rye-Cubed, the bigger, badder, and boozier version of the brewery’s Rye Squared, is back on the Monster Beer Tour again.

This initial idea was to square the Rye Squared ingredients, that was until they thought about the math. Brewmaster and co-founder “Spike” tells Beer Street Journal:

We were trying to figure out how to cube the ingredients. Basically, we are doubling everything going into Rye Squared. It is big. Very big.

At 10.3% ABV, big is an understatement. Terrapin Rye Cubed will be “destroying palates from Athens to Tokyo” again in July, 2015. Available in 12oz bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Rye)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Return: July, 2015

10.3% ABV

Read more: Terrapin Beer Company News 

Image: Terrapin Beer Company

Posted in New Belgium, Seasonal Return

New Belgium Eric’s Ale Returns to Lips of Faith Series

New Belgium Eric's Ale

New Belgium Eric’s Ale makes a return to the brewery’s Lips of Faith Series lineup this month.

New Belgium Eric’s Ale is a sour ale “spiked” with peaches, named for the brewery’s Eric Salazar. To create New Belgium Eric’s Ale, Salazar blended threads of Felix, a sour base beer, and a golden strong ale. (Plus peaches, of course.)

Eric’s Ale pours a hazy golden-orange with subtle fuzzy ripe peach and vanilla aromas. It’s both sweet and tart and finishes warm and crisp. Woody notes are drawn out from the oak foeders to round out this middle-of-the-road sour. 

New Belgium Eric’s Ale is now available in 22 ounce bottles and draft, across the brewery’s distribution network.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Peaches, Oak Aged.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Return: July, 2015

7% ABV, 16 IBUs

Posted in Half Acre Brewing, Seasonal Return

Half Acre Meat Wave Returns, Cans a Future Hope

Half Acre Meat Wave

Half Acre Meat Wave India Pale Ale returns June 26th, 2015. An English-style IPA.

Half Acre Meat Wave was brewed years back, “celebrating” Chicago’s love of meat. Meat Wave was released once before in cans. Half Acre indicates this will happen again, once the Governor of Illinois signs a recent piece of legislation.

Dry hopped with weight, this beer drinks with an herbaceous and earthy quality.

Half Acre Meat Wave India Pale Ale is will be available in 22oz bottles and draft, starting at 12 noon.

Style: IPA
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Return: 6/26/15

6% ABV

Note: This post will be updated with each re-release.

Posted in Duclaw Brewing, Seasonal Return

Duclaw 13 Degrees Hefe Returns July 1

Duclaw 13 Degrees Hefeweizen

Duclaw 13 Degrees Hefeweizen returns July 1st, 2015. A German-style hefeweizen, brewed with Pilzen malt, and wheat.

13 Degrees exemplifies the German-style Hefeweizen. Made with a 50/50 mix of malted wheat and barley malt, it is straw- colored with a lingering white head atop a chaotically cloudy, medium body. The beer is left unfiltered to capture the distinct clove and banana flavors contributed by the style-specific strain of yeast used in fermentation.

Duclaw 13 Degrees is avaiable at all Duclaw locations starting July .

Style: Hefeweizen
Hops: Hersbrucker
Malts: Pilsen Malt, Wheat

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Return: 7/1/2015

5% ABV