Elevation Beer Company (Poncha Springs, CO) Oil Man ships once again. Oil Man is Elevation’s imperial stout, aged for 6 months in bourbon barrels.
“Oil Man… is the same recipe, with this years Breckenridge Distillery Bourbon Barrels leaning slightly more oaky and adding an increased mouthfeel this year.”
levlevation Oil Man Imperial Stout returns this round to Arizona, Colorado, and Texas in December, and January, 2015.
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Corked & Caged.
11% ABV, 50 IBUs
Craft beer and Colorado Palisade peaches collide in Great Divide Peach Grand Cru. The beer was first released in October, 2013.
Peach Grand Cru is Great Divide’s newest limited offering. Brewed with Colorado fruit picked right at the peak of ripeness, this Belgian-style ale marries two of our home state’s well-known offerings: great beer and fresh Palisade peaches. Both sophisticated and balanced, this extraordinary, aromatic ale was born to be savored beyond the orchard.
Great Divide Peach Grand Cru is on shelves now, in 750ml bottles.
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Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, PA) has re-released Hop Ranch India Pale Ale. This marks the second release of the imperial IPA.
Pungent and floral in every sip, this powerful brew features full, juicy hop character, while expressing notes of mango, pineapple and the pleasantly sharp, biting edges of citrus fruit. The tart qualities and sweet juiciness of Azacca and Mosaic hops lends to a super tropical, citrus delicious brew.
Victory Hop Ranch is available now in 12oz bottles across the brewery’s 35 state distribution.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Dec-Feb.
Stone Brewing Company (Escondido, CA) is bringing back their most requested winter seasonal, Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans.
Warm up your palate with this delicious vanilla-laced creation. Whole Madagascar vanilla beans impart a vanilla quality that melds perfectly with the malty, chocolaty, coffee-like characteristics of our venerable Stone Smoked Porter. Enjoy this exquisite brew on its own or paired with a variety of food.
Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans returns in 22oz bombers (previously 12oz bottles) and draft.
5.9% ABV, 53 IBUs
Wild Heaven Ode To Mercy Special Winter Ale has become a seasonal Atlanta favorite over the past few years. The Avondale Estates, Georgia based brewery has released Ode to Mercy Special Winter Ale again. 2014 marks the first year the beer was brewed in Georgia, at the new brewery.
Brewmaster Eric Johnson took Ode To Mercy, and added bourbon soaked oak chips. The result is a winter beer with oak, vanilla, coffee, with a semi sweet finish.
Style: American Brown Ale (w/ Bourbon Soaked Oak Chips)
Availability: Draft only. Winter seasonal
Upslope Brewing Company’s Foreign Style Stout returns the week of December 15th, 2014.
“Originally brewed in 2009, Foreign Style Stout debuted as our first anniversary beer and has been one of my favorites ever since,” said Upslope’s Co-founder and Director of Brewery Operations Dany Pages. “It embodies the roots of a foreign export stout, but is brewed to have a rich head and smooth roast character.”
Upslope Foreign Style Stout is available in 12oz, 6-pack cans for a limited time.
Availability: 12oz Cans
Distribution: CO, TX, AZ, WY
Brooklyn Black Ops, the brewery’s bourbon barrel aged imperial stout is back on shelves. The very limited beer’s recipe is apparently only known by two people. (Like Coca-Cola.) Each years recipe & flavor is just a little different. What you do need to know — it’s a Russian imperial stout aged in bourbon oak barrels. Bottled flat, and bottle conditioned with champagne yeast.
Brooklyn Black Ops does not exist. However, if it did exist, it would be a robust stout concocted by the Brooklyn brewing team under cover of secrecy and hidden from everyone else at the brewery. Supposedly “Black ops” was aged for four months in bourbon barrels, bottled flat, and re-fermented with Champagne yeast, creating big chocolate and coffee flavors with a rich underpinning of vanilla-like oat notes. They say there are only 1,000 cases. We have no idea what they’re talking about.”
Style: Russian Imperial Stout (Barrel aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml bottles, corked & caged. Limited Release.