Monday Night Dust Bunny a juicy, hazy India pale ale is back this weekend.
The Atlanta based brewery is making some packaging changes to their lineup, going all-aluminum for their current production facility.
As for Monday Night Dust Bunny, the beer is very much on par with the hazy, juicy IPAs currently in high demand. Brewers Peter Kiley, Adam Bishop, and Sarah Green’s recipe is brewed with Comet, Ekuanot, Citra, and Mandarina Bavaria hops. Drink this beer fresh, soon. It won’t be around long.
Dust Bunny is packed with aromatics of orange and lemon dripping with honey. Its soft yet bright body contributes notes of peach. Moderate bitterness balances a juicy mouthfeel for an all-around refreshing IPA.
Monday Night Dust Bunny is available again in 12-ounce cans for a limited time.
Hops: Comet, Ekuanot, Citra, Mandarina Bavaria
Malts: Flaked Wheat, 2-Row, Munich, Carapils
Availability: 12oz Cans
Debut: Late October 2017
Latest Return: 8/10/18
6.8% ABV, 60 IBUs
New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale is back in action for fall. Like so many in this pumpkin style, Ichabod is brewed with real pumpkin, plus cinnamon and nutmeg.
Ichabod combines malted barley and real pumpkin with cinnamon and nutmeg in a delicious and inviting brew. A rewarding complement to many dishes, Ichabod pairs well with autumnal foods such as poultry and root vegetables. After dinner, try it with your favorite dessert.
New Holland Ichabod was first released in 1997. You’ll find it in 12-ounce bottles and draft as a fall seasonal.
Style: Pumpkin Beer (w/ Pumpkin. Cinnamon. Nutmeg.)
Malts: 2 Row, Crystal
Availability: 12 oz bottles, Draft
Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter, the bigger, boozier version of the brewery’s pale ale returns today for the only time this year.
As the name suggests, Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter is a bigger version of the brewery’s Daisy Cutter with fewer boundaries. It carries all the big citrus and grassy notes of the year-round pale ale, but with more hops and an amplified malt presence.
Usually brewed quarterly, Double Daisy Cutter is a Chicago favorite.
A monster version of the original Daisy Cutter Pale Ale. A heftier grain bill amps up the weight and double dry hopping insures there’s enough grit to recede your gums.
Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter was first brewed in 2010. Since then, it appears a few times a year. Available in 16-ounce 4-pack cans.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: IL, WI, Philadelphia, NYC
Debut (Cans): 3/3/17
Latest Return: 8/3/18
Saint Arnold Oktoberfest is back in action to start August.
This malt-forward beer first debuted in 1997. Brewed with Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops, plus three different types of Munich-style malt.
A full bodied, malty, slightly sweet beer celebrating the Autumn harvest. This rich beer has a round malt flavor and an above average alcohol content perfect for a cool fall evening.
Saint Arnold Oktoberfest is available in 12-ounce cans and draft from August through October.
Hops: Hallertau, Czech Saaz
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Latest Return: August 2018
6.6% ABV, 14 IBUs
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Looking to make fall a little more spicy for a second time is New Belgium Atomic Pumpkin. A pumpkin beer that’s just a little different from the coming onslaught of pumpkin-themed everything.
Now, not every pumpkin beer is the same. Especially if it’s brewed with habanero peppers. New Belgium Atomic Pumpkin starts sweet, with a touch of Saigon cinnamon, and finishes with a kick of peppery heat. Think pumpkin pie with a little burn.
“Atomic Pumpkin is a twist on pumpkin ale for beer drinkers who like some heat. Classic fall flavors like pumpkin pie and cinnamon offer a sweet counterpart to the fiery peppers, making it a great, full-flavored beer for the crisp autumn weather.” Bryan Simpson, public relations director
New Belgium Atomic Pumpkin is a part of the growing line of Voodoo Ranger Series releases. Look for it in August in 12-ounce bottles and draft.
Great Divide Hoss Oktoberfest is back in the Denver, Colorado brewery’s as July comes to a close.
It may seem a little early to be thinking Oktoberfest beers, but lagers really are perfect year round. Great Divide Hoss is among one of Beer Street Journal’s favorite festbier styles. Fans of a malty lager will very much enjoy this plaid laden beverage.
HOSS is based on the Märzen lagers of Germany. Rich, layered malt notes, with hints of cherry and dark fruits, dominate, while the unique addition of rye imparts a slightly earthy, spicy character. Hoss finishes crisp and dry, and its brilliant red-orange color is a toast to the sunsets that make the perfect backdrop for this beer.
Great Divide Hoss is a seasonal release on draft and 12-ounce cans.
Availability: 12oz Cans. Draft.
Latest Return: Late July 2018
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Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale returns to cans again this August.
‘Automatic’ is a hop-forward pale ale, brewed with Mosaic and Crystal hops. If you love that “dank” hop smell and flavor, you will love this beer. Automatic is pale ale on steroids.
“Automatic is meant to be light, refreshing and quite drinkable without falling into the common pitfall of ending up too thin, watery or insipid. No color malts were used, however, the relatively full mouthfeel is enough to support this heavily hopped beer,” said Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp.”
Local Athens artist Michelle Fontaine created the label for Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale. Fontaine took inspiration from 1950’s pop culture as well as the 1940’s Chevy dealership that once occupied the brewery’s building.
You might recognize the phrase “Automatic for the People” emblazoned on the can, especially if you are a REM fan. The album named was derived from legendary Athens, Georgia eatery, Weaver D’s. The southern, soul food eatery is a city staple.
Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale is already available on draft at the brewery in Athens. Cans will return to distribution in early August.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mosaic, Crystal
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Latest Return: August 2018
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