Seasonal Return

Posted in Seasonal Return, The Veil Brewing

“Most elegant IPA” The Veil Brewing whiteferrari returns Tuesday

The Veil Brewing whiteferrari

“Our most elegant DIPA.” That’s how The Veil Brewing whiteferrari is described. The can design is easily one of the sexiest in the Richmond, Virginia based brewery’s lineup.

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whiteferrari features the freshest crop of Citra and Galaxy hops The Veil possesses. The brewers went heavier on the Galaxy additions.

We used the freshest crop available of each hop to give this DIPA the most expressive hop character possible.

The Veil Brewing whiteferrari is available in 16-ounce cans when the brewery opens on November 7th.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans
Latest Return: 11/7/17

8% ABV

Image: The Veil Brewing

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Seasonal Return

Check your shelves. Bell’s Roundhouse IRA ships (again)

Bell's Roundhouse IRA

Bell’s Roundhouse IRA is back in the brewery’s canned lineup for the second time.

The India Red Ale debuted on draft in Kalamazoo in 2009 and quickly became a fan favorite. So much so, that Bell’s Roundhouse IRA was released as a 12-ounce can offering for the first time in 2016. The beer features Michigan honey and copious amounts of late addition kettle hops and dry hopping.

Substantial amounts of late-kettle hop additions and dry hopping yield a wonderful blend aromas – everything from pineapple to peach and citrus. Hop intensity is kept in check with a balanced and judicious amount of toasted and caramel specialty malts.

Bell’s Roundhouse IRA is back in all of Bell’s markets for a limited time in November 2017.

Style: India Pale Ale (w/ Honey)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Debut (Cans): September 2016

Latest Return: November 2017

7.7% ABV

Posted in NoDa Brewing, Seasonal Return

Drink your Christmas tree in NoDa Hoppy Holidays

NoDa Hoppy Holidays Cans

NoDa Hoppy Holidays returns for a fourth time on Black Friday 2017.

A hoppy can of Christmas is how NoDa Hoppy Holidays is described by both the brewery and they’re loyal fans. This beer is not only brewed with six different hop varieties but is also loaded with spruce tips.

…Loaded with six scrumptious hop varieties complimented by citrus notes and brisk piney aroma, it’s the perfect beer for the most wonderful time of the year.

16-ounce cans of Hoppy Holidays will be available again in the top room on November 24th.

Style: IPA (w/ Spruce Tips)
Availability: 16oz cans. Limited release.
Return: Early December 2015

6.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Oskar Blues Brewing, Seasonal Return

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy returns nationally in November

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy will be available nationally again in November.

It takes nearly a year to make Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy. The 19.2-ounce cans were first seen in the brewery’s taprooms in fall of 2015. The demand was so high, Oskar Blues ramped up production and made it nationally available for the first time in 2016.

This month, Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy goes national once again.

Oskar Blues famed imperial stout Ten Fidy is aged in a blend of Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for at least 8 months.

“This stout is loaded with inimitable flavors consisting of espresso, burnt sugar, rich chocolate and caramel notes, which are combined with the vanilla, oak and bourbon flavors that have been smoothed out from maturation.”  – Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy is available in 19.2-ounce cans and draft by mid-November 2017.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 19.2oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Release: Shipping Nationally, November 2017

12.9% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Oskar Blues Brewing, Seasonal Return

Oskar Blues Java Ten Fidy returns again for one day only

Oskar Blues Java Ten Fidy

Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy is hitting shelves nationally again this month. An even rarer edition of the imperial stout will also return – Oskar Blues Java Ten Fidy.

By now you should be familiar with Oskar Blues Ten Fidy, one of the most well-known imperial stouts in the business. The barrel-aged edition has proven to be an instant hit, and not easy to find. This month a Java Ten Fidy will return to both of the brewery’s taprooms for one day only.

Ten Fidy has been aged in a blend of bourbon barrels for nearly a year before a finishing flourish of Hotbox Roasters coffee being added. That’s the same coffee found in the brewery’s Hotbox Porter, and Hotbox IPA.

There is a downside, however. Unlike the national availability of BA Fidy, Java Ten Fidy will only be available at Oskar Blues in Brevard on November 11th, 2017. Numbered wristbands will be handed out starting at 9:30 am, with sales commencing at 10 am.

No distribution.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Barrel-Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 19.2oz Cans. Tap Room Release.
Debut: 11/4/16
Latest Return: 11/11/17

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Posted in Great Lakes Brewing Company, Seasonal Return

Great Lakes Christmas Ale starts pouring again today

If you are a big fan of this beer, you already know it’s out there.

The seasonal release of Great Lakes Christmas Ale is always highly anticipated, as the beer has quite the cult following. This seasonal release is brewed with honey, ginger, and cinnamon, complementing the coming holidays rather well.

Do not open ‘til Christmas? Whoever coined that phrase obviously hasn’t tasted Christmas Ale’s fresh honey, cinnamon, and ginger flavors.

Great Lakes Christmas Ale is available starting in late October in 12-ounce bottles and draft.

Style:    (w/ Honey, Ginger, Cinnamon)
Hops: Mt. Hood, Cascade
Malts: Harrington 2-Row, Wheat, Crystal 45, Special Roast, Roasted Barley

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Seasonality: Late October, Seasonally

7.5% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Starr Hill Brewing Company

Starr Hill Red Roostar is back through the end of the year

Starr Hill’s Little Red Roostar Coffee Stout is back in action again as the weather turns colder.

The Charlottesville, Virginia based brewery combines freshly roasted coffee from Red Rooster into their creamy milk stout resulting in a smooth, roasty beer.

Starr Hill’s Little Red RooStarr Coffee Stout is a full-bodied milk stout brewed with coffee from our friends at Red Rooster Coffee Roasters in Floyd, VA. Malt sweetness, chocolate and caramel notes dominate the flavor, while roasted coffee notes add balance and round out the aroma.

Starr Hill Little Red Roostar first launched in March 2013 in 22-ounce bottles. In 2014, it was moved to 12-ounce bottles. Look for it from October through December, seasonally.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Coffee)
Hops: Willamette
Malts: Two Row, Carafa, Caramel & Wheat

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal Release.

5.8% ABV, 19 IBUs

Image: Starr Hill