Westbrook Brewing (Mt. Pleasant, SC) has a hit on their hands with Mexican Cake – their first anniversary beer first released in May, 2012. The imperial stout is aged with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and habanero peppers.
People couldn’t get enough of it, so Westbrook brought it back in 2013, alongside some barrel aged offerings.
Here in May, 2015, Westbrook Mexican Cake is in distribution, quietly (or not so quietly) hitting shelves where the brewery distributes. This is your official heads up.
10.5% ABV, 50 IBUs
Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee 2015 releases on May 23rd.
Firestone Stickee Monkee is a Belgian-style quadrupel, aged over a year in Woodford Reserve, Elijah Craig, and Four Roses bourbon barrels. The brewery calls is a “Central Coast Quad” thanks to the California twist this classic-style strong ale undergoes before bottling.
“Some folks have questioned the moniker ‘Central Coast Quad’ that we assigned to Stickee Monkee, but we stand by it,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “We brew this beer true to the Quadrupel style right up until we rack it to barrels for our own local California Central Coast twist.”
2015 marks just the second time that Firestone Walker has been bottled. Firestone Walker’s Matt Bryndilson personally believes that people will go “apeshit” to taste the 2015 Stickee, after tasting how well this edition came out.
Half Acre Callow Knife Pale Ale returns to the brewery’s tap room on April 17th.
A third spin of the Sprawler wheel courses Callow Knife Pale Ale your way. Juiced and dripping with a malt bill set to lounge – for when you’d rather take the inner tube than the kayak.
Half Acre Callow Knife Pale Ale will be available at noon in 22oz bottles, and draft.
Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Two Roads Road Jam Raspberry Wheat Ale makes a warm weather return on April 15th. The wheat ale use 100% real raspberries and lemongrass stalks.
This tart, refreshing beer is the perfect summer complement for outdoor fun.
New for 2015, Two Roads Road Jam will be available in six pack cans, the Beer Bus Variety pack, as well as bottles and draft.
Duclaw Funk, the brewery’s blueberry citrus wheat ale, returns on April 22nd, 2015.
The traditional American Wheat Ale serves as a solid baseline, but we couldn’t be content until we tore the roof off this sucker! Funk, our Blueberry Citrus Wheat Ale, sets the rhythm with a soulful fusion of American wheat and hops, before unleashing a stunning encore with big notes of blueberry and Meyer lemon. It’s no jive, you’ll just dig it!
Duclaw Funk is available in 12oz bottles and draft. The beer will be available at all Duclaw locations starting April 22nd.
5% ABV, 16 IBUs
Stone Imperial Russian Stout, the brewery’s quite popular imperial stout, is headed back to shelves. Since this is an odd-year (2015), Stone has released an odd partner in crime – Stone Chai-Spiced Imperial Russian Stout. Both bottles are available as of this week.
Stone Imperial Russian Stout is so thick, rich and, well, sinful, you might worry that you’ll be doomed to the fiery pits just for thinking about a sip. Rest assured, however, that even though this seemingly pernicious brew is indeed as black as sin, we guarantee that no actual sin was committed in making it…you’ll have to add that on your own. This massive and intensely aromatic beer abounds with notes of chocolate, coffee, black currants, anise and roastiness, and its heavy palate is nothing to be trifled with.
Stone Imperial Russian Stout is available in 22oz bottles, seasonally.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Malts: Pale Malt, Roasted Barley, Amber Malt, and Black Malt
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia; Alberta, Canada; Japan; Singapore; Sweden; and United Kingdom
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
10.5% ABV, 65 IBUs