Seasonal Return

Posted in Duclaw Brewing, Seasonal Return

Duclaw Pumpkin Retribution Makes Halloween Return

Duclaw Pumpkin Retribution 2014

Vintage 2013 of Duclaw Brewing’s Pumpkin Retribution drops on Halloween.

The base is the 11.5% ABV imperial stout aged in bourbon. It has been sitting in oak barrels flavored with pumpkin spice for six months, adding flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and caramelized sugar.

Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with rich aromas of espresso and dark chocolate, and smooth roasted malt flavor, aged for 6 months in charred oak bourbon barrels with pumpkin spice to add the natural vanilla and caramelized sugar flavors of the wood, and the cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger essence of the spice to the beer.

On tap at Duclaw’s various locations on October 31st.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger. Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: Draft only. October 31st

11.5% ABV

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

Deschutes The Abyss 2014 Returns 11/13

Deschutes The Abyss 2014

The first time you will be able to buy Deschutes Brewing’s The Abyss will be on November 13th, 2014. 22oz bottles and draft will go on sale at Deschutes Pub.

Deep, dark Imperial Stout, The Abyss has almost immeasurable depth and complexity. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate.

The Abyss is an imperial stout is brewed with brewers’ licorice, cherry bark, vanilla, and black strap molasses and is then “dry hopped” with vanilla beans and cherry bark. It is finished in bourbon, Oregon oak and pinot noir barrels

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Molasses, VanillaLicorice, Cherry Bark. Barrel Aged. Bourbon. Wine Aged. )
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft. Limited.
Arrival: November 14, 2013

11% ABV

Posted in Allagash Brewing, Seasonal Return

Allagash Ghoulschip 2014 On Sale Tomorrow

Allagash Ghoul

Allagash Brewing’s (Portland, ME) spontaneously fermented pumpkin beer – Ghoulschip, goes on sale again for 2014 on Saturday October 26th.

Ghoulschip is a pumpkin beer brewed with pumpkin and toasted pumpkin seeds, and cooled overnight in the brewery’s Coolship. The beer was transferred to oak barrels with Allagash house yeast.

Allagash Ghoulschip will be available at 9 am at the brewery in Portland, Maine. 2 bottle limit.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Pumpkin, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Molasses. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles
Arrival: 10/25/14

6.9% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns Will Bottle Feest Noel This Year

Three Taverns Feest Noel

Last year was the debut of Three Taverns (Decatur, GA) Christmas offering, Feest Noel. It arrived draft only.

This year, the brewery will bottle Feest Noel in 750ml bottles alongside draft this year.

FEEST NOEL is merriment in aglass—a spiced Christmas ale meant to evoke joy and mystery. Merriment is a hallmark of the holiday season, seasoning our greetings and our gatherings. This Belgian-style quadrupel uses dark roasted malts, imported Belgian dark candy sugar, and spiced accents of cardamom, allspice and cloves. Make this rich ale a part of your holiday celebration.

Three Taverns also is debuting their first barrel aged offering Heavy Bells this week.

Style: Quadrupel (w/ Cardamom, Allspice, Clove)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Arrival: November, 2014

10% ABV, 30 IBUs

Posted in Heavy Seas, Seasonal Return

Heavy Seas Announces 2014 “Yule Tide”

Heavy Seas Yule Tide 2014

Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, MD) will bring back Yule Tide in November, 2014. A few years ago it was a Belgian-style tripel, part of the Mutiny Fleet. After a year off, Yule Tide returned in the new Uncharted Waters Series, with the style to change each release.

2014 Yule Tide is German-style weizen dopplebock, aged 8 weeks in Jamaican Rum barrels.

Heavy seasons greetings! As a special thank you to our beer drinking public and supporters of our Uncharted Waters, we offer this malty Weizen Dopplebock aged in Jamaican rum barrels, MON! Yule Tide is sure to make you comfortable on a cold winters evening. You could pair this with your mothers fruitcake but everyone would laugh at you.

Heavy Seas Yule Tide 2013 was a red ale aged in Jamaican rum barrels with ginger. Yule Tide ships to all 18 states Heavy Seas distributes to.

Style: Weizenbock (Barrel Aged. Rum.)
Hops: Styrian Aurora, Tettnanger
Malts: 2 Row, Wheat, Dark Munich, CaraWheat, Dark Crystal, Extra Dark Crystal, Chocolate

Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Nov-Jan.

9% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, The Bruery

The Bruery White Chocolate Bottles On Sale Today

Bruery White Chocolate

The Bruery (placenta, CA) releases bottles of White Chocolate today. The beer is a 100% bourbon barrel aged wheatwine, aged on vanilla beans and cocoa nibs.

750ml bottles are limited to 1 per person, on sale at the brewery at 4:30pm (California time). Last release, bottles were around $29.99 a bottle.

Style: Wheatwine (w/ Vanilla Beans, Cacao Nibs, Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750 ml bottles

14.25% ABV


Posted in Dogfish Head, Seasonal Return

Dogfish Head Ships 120 Minute

Dogfish 120 Minute October

Dogfish Head’s IPA lineup breaks down into 60 Minute, 61 Minute, 75 Minute, 90 Minute, and 120 Minute. “Dogfish 120″ as it’s called, is the most boozy.

The 18+% ABV monster s hopped daily for a month, while aging on whole leaf hops. Almost all states that receive Dogfish Head will get 120 Minute bottles: DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, CA (Draft only), FL, TX, CT, MA, ME, IL, KY, MI, AZ, CO, NV, OR, WA, IN, RI, WI, D.C.

Those that don’t, thanks to restrictive (read: archaic and stupid) laws: Georgia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Vermont, South Carolina, and Ohio.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz bottles. Brewed a few times a year.

18.5% ABV 

Image via Dogfish Head