Seasonal Return

Posted in NoDa Brewing, Seasonal Return

NoDa NoDaJito (mojito beer) returns

NoDa NoDaJito, the brewery’s seasonal witbier, brewed with mint leaves and lime zest will return to cans on May 21st. This mojito inspired drink was the brewery’s seventh canned offering. It’s instant popularity has made it a staple warm weather seasonal.

Our Mojito-inspired Belgian Wit infused with mint leaves and lime zest. See what the cult following is all about. Hazy, minty and citrusy, it’s ideal for a summer day or just some summer dreaming.

NoDa NoDaJito is available in 16 ounces cans. The brewery’s can lineup includes the likes of  Cavu Blonde Ale, Coco Loco Porter, Hop, Drop, ‘N Roll, Hop Cakes, Jam Session, and Hoppy Holidays.

Style: Witbier (w/ Mint, Lime Zest.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Latest Return: 5/21/17

4.8% ABV, 18 IBUs

Image via NoDa Brewing

Posted in Burial Beer Co, Seasonal Return

Last time until winter: Burial Skillet Donut Stout cans

Burial Skillet Donut Stout cans

Burial Skillet Donut Stout are back in action once again on May 26th – the last time before winter 2017.

Burial Skillet Donut Stout is an oatmeal stout and is brewed with molasses, milk sugar, and a 50/50 blend of Big Trouble and Hologram Counter Culture Coffee. This fan favorite is big on coffee with just a tiny hint of milk chocolate, finishing silky smooth. Breakfast beer? Dessert beer? That’s up to you. Last summer it became a pool beer for a while (week).

Cold black iron. Never decaying, it is held to the fire to unearth impeccable flavor from whatever it holds. Never biased, it welcomes all ingredients. The Skillet is our most trusted and daring tool of culinary ingenuity. It is the perfect barrier-carrier for this rich, black ale. This breakfast stout is made from a blend of nine barley malts, a healthy scoop of oats, milk and molasses sugars, and our favorite blend of freshly roasted Counter Culture Coffee beans. Welcome the day with rich cocoa, smooth caramel, dark fruits, and an abundance of diverse coffee aroma unlike no other. Drink your breakfast.

Burial Skillet Donut Stout cans are intermittently available in 16 ounce cans and draft throughout the year. This round is the last time before winter, according to Burial.

Style: Imperial Stout/Oatmeal Stout (w/ CoffeeLactoseMolasses Sugar)
Malt: 6-Row
Hops: Nugget
Availability: 16oz Cans
Latest Return: 5/26/17

8% ABV, IBU: 60

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Posted in Bell's Brewing, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

Bell’s Pooltime Ale returns for a second summer

Bell’s Pooltime Ale is shipping once again, a part of the brewery’s speciality lineup.

Bell’s Pooltime Ale is a Belgian-style wheat ale, brewed with Montmorency cherry juice from Traverse City, Michigan. Until 2016’s aluminum debut, it had been a few years since the Michigan based brewery brewed

“Poolside is a beer we haven’t seen for a while. It was incredibly well received and we thought it was the right time to bring this seasonal favorite back,” Bell’s Vice President Laura Bell said.

Bell’s Pooltime Ale will be available in limited quantities in 12 ounce cans/ 6 packs starting in mid-May, across the brewery’s entire distribution area.

Style: Witbier (w/ Cherry Juice)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Limited Release
Latest Return: May, 2017

5% ABV

Ed Note: 2017’s release is called Pooltime Ale, instead of Poolside Ale. Image via Bell’s Brewing

Posted in Seasonal Return, Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 2017: “Our hoppiest beer yet”

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 2017

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 2017 is hitting shelves, one of the brewery’s most aggressive India pale ales in their lineup.

2011 was the first year the beer drinking public found Hoptimum, a whole cone “triple IPA.” This 2017 iteration has been reimagined a bit, creating their hoppiest beer to date.

…providing a blend of tropical and citrus hop aroma that delivers a refined yet aggressive character.

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft as a late-spring seasonal.

Style: Imperial IPA

Hops: Simcoe, Citra, Chinook
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Wheat
Yeast: Ale

Latest Return: May, 2017

9.6% ABV, 65 IBUs

Image: Sierra Nevada

Posted in Seasonal Return, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns Pomethus, aka Sour Asylum #5 returns in cans

Three Taverns Pometheus

Three Taverns Pomethus, aka Sour Asylum #5 will be available in cans at the brewery starting today.

The Decatur, Georgia based brewery’s Sour Asylum Series features various Lactobacillus fermented beers, sometimes with spice and fruit additions. Three Taverns Sour Asylum #5’s fruit of choice is pomegranate.

Pomethus is a facto-fermented sour brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and matured on pomegranate. Known to ancient traders as the “fruit of paradise,” the sacred pomegranate’s tartness and touch of sweetness are a delectable delight.

Three Taverns Pomethus was originally released last April in 750 milliliter bottles. 12 ounce cans are available as a to-go option on the tour starting today.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Pomegranate)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Draft.
Release: 4/29/16

4.5% ABV

Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Creature Comforts Cucumber and Lime Tritonia set for cans

Creature Comforts Cucumber & Lime Tritonia

Creature Comforts Cucumber and Lime Tritonia is coming to cans soon. The Athens, Georgia based brewery found instant success with the fusion of limes and cucumber when the gose was released on draft for the first time two years ago.

In 2017, Cucumber and Lime Tritonia will finally have cans to go along with the draft offering. The base tart gose is brewed with coriander and sea salt, plus a blend of fresh lime and cucumber.

“Tritonia is one of my favorite of our limited release beers. It’s extremely refreshing and perfect for the spring months as the weather starts to warm up.” – David Stein, Co-founder and Head Brewer

Creature Comforts Cucumber and Lime Tritonia is one of two “Tritonia” variants expected this year. Available in very limited 12 ounce cans and draft.

Style: Gose (w/ Lime, Cucumber, Sea Salt, Coriander)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Distribution: Athens/Atlanta
Latest Return: May, 2017

4.5% ABV

Posted in Allagash Brewing, Seasonal Return

Allagash James Bean (with bourbon & coffee) returns

Allagash James Bean

Allagash James Bean has finally been bottled. The beer has been a draft-only offering in the past.

The base beer for Allagash James Bean is a Belgian-style strong ale with pure white cane sugar, that has been infused with cold pressed coffee after fermentation. The brewery chose Ethiopia Amaro Gayo beans for the brew, which boast flavors of blackberry and blueberry. The finishing touch on this big beer is the bourbon barrel aging.

Have you ever put bourbon in your coffee? If you do, drink this. If you don’t. Drink this. Coffee is bright and the bourbon a beautiful compliment to the boldness that James Bean is. Coffee, vanilla and bourbon dominate the aroma. Flavors of caramel, coffee, bourbon, and oak present themselves throughout this full-bodied beer. Think coffee, oak, caramel, and bourbon with a touch of berry. Start to finish.

Bean is further proof that coffee and bourbon work together (it’s been our breakfast of choice for years). Bourbon and coffee dominate this beer, but you can’t count out the Belgian-style golden ale base. Thats’s where the complexity really shines.

Allagash James Bean will be available 750 milliliter bottles debuted in early July at the brewery in Portland, Maine. Distribution has been slow and steady throughout the summer.

Style: Belgian-style Strong Ale (w/ Cane Sugar, Coffee. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: Tettnang, Hallertau
Malts: Allagash 2-Row Malted Barley Blend

Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Bottle Debut: 7/2/16
Latest Return: April, 2017

10.4% ABV

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