Seasonal Return

Posted in Allagash Brewing, Seasonal Return

Allagash FV 13 (foudre aged wild ale) resurfaces this weekend

Allagash FV 13

Allagash FV 13 returns to the brewery once again this weekend.

A Belgian-style golden ale is the base for Allagash FV 13. The beer is fermented in stainless steel with the brewery’s epic house yeast, then transferred to a 2,700-gallon French oak foudre (exactly like the one on the label).

What is even more unique about FV 13, is that a portion of the previous batch of this beer is used to inoculate (ferment) the new edition. A little bit of the old makes the new.

This year’s beer features an aroma with notes of graham cracker, lime zest, and vanilla. The flavor blends sweet and tart with notes of grapefruit and raspberry, and finishes with a cleansing bitterness.

Allagash FV 13 is a 375ml bottle release. Each release takes four years to brew, ferment and condition before public release.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ White Cane SugarOak Aged)
Hops: Tettnang, Hallertau

Availability: 12.7 oz bottles
Latest Return: September 2018

8.8% ABV 

Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale hits this market this week

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale Can

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 the week of August 20th.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mosaic, Crystal

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Latest Return: Week of August 20th, 2018

5.2% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Avery Brewing, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

Pumpkin pie soaked in rum. Avery’s massive ‘Rumpkin’ returns

Avery Rumpkin Halloween 2016

One of the biggest pumpkin beers out there, Avery Rumpkin has returned again ahead of fall 2018.

“A pumpkin pie soaked in rum.” That was the general idea when creating the Avery Rumpkin recipe. Besides pumpkin, Avery Rumpkin is brewed with nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cinnamon, then aged in rum barrels.

Rum barrels have been a big leaking issue for Avery in the past. If a barrel leaks, you beer killing oxygen getting in, or other off-flavors introduced into the beer. Over the past 7 years, the brewery has lost between 30% & 40% of the batches. To fix this issue, the brewery has flown in professional coopers in the past from France to restore the rum barrels before Rumpkin rested in the wood.

The 2018 edition of Avery Rumpkin debuts on August 20th.

Style: Pumpkin Beer (Nutmeg. Allspice. Ginger. Cinnamon. Barrel Aged. Rum.)
Availability: 12oz bottles
Latest Return: August 2018

16.9% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in NoDa Brewing, Seasonal Return

NoDa Gordgeous Pumpkin Ale returns for a 6th time

NoDa Gordgeous Pumpkin Ale have returned as August winds down. This North Carolina brewed pumpkin ale touts 100+ pounds of organic sugar and caramelized brown sugar, freshly cracked spices, and 42 pounds of pumpkin.

The recipe started as head brewer Chad Henderson’s homebrew recipe years ago. (At one point he told Beer Street Journal a giant pumpkin was involved in the process.) NoDa Gordgeous has been a fall offering each year since debuting in 2013.

NoDa Gordgeous is available in 16-ounce cans (4 packs) and draft as an early fall seasonal.

Style: Pumpkin Beer (w/ Brown Sugar, Cardamom, Cloves, Ginger Root, Allspice)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft
Latest Return: Early August 2018

6.4% ABV, 29 IBUs

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, Seasonal Return

Juicy Monday Night Dust Bunny back in distro on August 20th

Monday Night Dust Bunny

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.

Style: IPA
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

Posted in New Holland Brewing, Seasonal Return

New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Returns

New Holland Ichabod

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.)
Hops: Cascade
Malts: 2 Row, Crystal

Availability: 12 oz bottles, Draft

4.5% ABV

Read more: Pumpkin Beers, New Holland

Posted in Don't Miss This, Half Acre Brewing, Seasonal Return

Now is the only time you’ll get Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter this year

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter 2018

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

8.5% ABV