Seasonal Return

Posted in Seasonal Return, Weyerbacher

Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale is back on summer shelves

Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin

Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale is available once again ahead of the fall season.

In a fast paced world of seasonals and one-off releases, tried and true beers like Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin – incidentally one of the most popular of its style, has found earlier and earlier release dates over the past few years.

This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is the mother of all pumpkin ales. It is heartier, spicier and more “caramelly” and “pumpkiny” than its faint brethren! We have added lots of pumpkin along with cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of cardamom and clove, giving this beer a spicy, full-bodied flavor.

Imperial Pumpkin and Southern Tier’s Pumking are typically the first pumpkin beers on shelves, even when there are plenty of pool days left.

Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft, seasonally.

Style: Pumpkin Beer
Hops: Simcoe
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. July- November, Seasonal.

8% ABV

Posted in NoDa Brewing, Seasonal Return

NoDa Roaring Riot, for Carolina Panthers fans rounds out July

NoDa Roaring Riot

NoDa Roaring Riot cans return at the end of July, brewed for NFL’s Carolina Panthers loyal.

The brewery is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and as you can probably imagine – big Panthers fans. NoDa Roaring Riot is dedicated to the passionate fan base. The beer is a pale ale brewed with rye malt.

Brewed wth our favorite Carolina tailgaters and fans, the Roaring Riot. #DoYouRiot

NoDa Roaring Riot will be available in 16-ounce cans again Friday, July 28th.

Style: Rye Beer
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 11/11/16
Latest Return: 7/28/17

5.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Funky Buddha, Seasonal Return

Snap, Crackle & Beer. Funky Buddha Sticky Treats returns

Funky Buddha Sticky Treats bottle

Funky Buddha Sticky Treats returns to the brewery’s lineup again on July 16th. Let the dessert drinking begin.

As a kid you craved Rice Krispie treats. As an adult, eating them doesn’t bode well for your waistline. Funky Buddha has the perfect solution for you – Sticky Treats.

As the name suggests, this beer is all about the sticky dessert bar. Funky Buddha Sticky Treats is a blonde ale, brewed with marshmallow and touch of rice for authenticity. This beer is light and smooth, and quite vanilla forward. Our unofficial estimates say that this beer has less sugar than the dessert. But WAY more alcohol. That’s winning as far was we are concerned.

Sticky Treats will be available at the brewery in Oakland Park, Florida on Sunday, July 16th. 22-ounce bottles are $7 dollars, with no sales limit.

Style: Blonde Ale (w/ Rice. Marshmallows.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Release: 7/16/17

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PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Birds Fly South Ale Project, Seasonal Return

Birds Fly South Paper Airplanes is all the funk you love

Birds Fly South Paper Airplanes bottle

Birds Fly South Paper Airplanes is returning to the Greenville, South Carolina brewery’s lineup again on Thursday.

The Brettanomyces forward pale ale is brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops, and fermented in the brewery’s oak foudres.

Our fully funky Brett-centric pale ale! Once our Brettanomyces Foudre has reached a sweet spot, we begin a long blending and re-fermentation process with a fresh Belgian Pale Ale. We then dry hop with Nelson Sauvin to add a level of wine complexity that only this hop can provide. Slightly sour, all funk. Aged at least a month before release.

If you are a wild ale drinking, then your love affair with Brettanomyces yeast must be pretty strong by now. Look no further. Paper Airplanes requires a good bit of patience (a love) in order to get it right. Shawn Johnson, founder of Birds Fly South tells Beer Street Journal – “finding the sweet spot takes time. The beer tells US when it’s ready. Not the other way around. As far as flavor goes, think funky, musty, and of course, wild.

Birds Fly South Paper Airplanes is a 750 milliliter bottle offering, returning to the brewery’s lineup again on Thursday, July 13th.

Style: American Wild Ale (Oak/Foudre Aged)
Hops: Nelson Sauvin
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Latest Return: July, 2017

6% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal 

Paper Airplanes ages at the brewery in Greenville, SC

Posted in Burial Beer Co, Seasonal Return

Burial Beer Winnower, with chocolate & raspberries

Burial Beer Winnower

Burial Beer Winnower returns to cans and draft once again June 8th.

Asheville, North Carolina local French Broad Chocolates brought Burial Beer the cocoa nibs, and the brewery combined them with fresh raspberries. It was up to the brewers to find balance. Burial refers to the beer as an extreme luxury (a mortal sin). You decide.

What which we crave, we seek endlessly. Whether morning, noon, or night, our dreams are overrun with unearthly delights. Our eyes wide, seeking an out of body experience, lost in the depths of decadence. But we learn. The Winnower peels back the layers of excess, uncovering the beauty of balance. Blended among a backbone of well-kilned chocolate malts, our mild, black Porter rests upon 300 pounds of local, French Broad Chocolates cocoa nibs and an immense amount of crushed raspberries.

Burial Beer Winnower will be available 16oz cans (4 packs) at the brewery on June 8th.

Style: Porter (w/ Raspberries, Cocoa Nibs.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: NC, GA, NY

Debut: 3/10/17
Latest Return: 7/8/17

7% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Golden Angel returns today

Wicked Weed Golden Angel

Wicked Weed Golden Angel returns to the “Angels” lineup again today, June 30th.

Wicked Weed Golden Angel is an American sour, aged in red wine barrels with apricots for a total of 10 months. This sour rested on a full metric ton of apricots. If you don’t know weight…that’s a lot of apricots.

Deep golden with a bright fruit haze and stone fruit tartness, this ale pulls inspiration from traditional Lambic fruits and showcases the depth and range of apricot flavors.

Wicked Weed Golden Angel is available at the Funkatorium in Asheville, North Carolina.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Apricots. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 500ml Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.

Latest Return: 6/30/17

7% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Lonerider Brewing Company, Seasonal Return

Lonerider Magnificent 77 American IPA, Brewed with 77 Hop Varieties

Lonerider Magnificent 77 IPA can

Lonerider Magnificent 77 American IPA, brewed with 77 different hop varieties. First in the world? As far as we can tell.

I’m sure you brewers and home brewers are wondering about the process. Hops from 7 different countries were blended for the 7 hop additions in the 77 minute boil. After fermentation, Lonerider Magnificent 77 is dry-hopped with a different variety every day for 7 days, then 14 more varieties over the subsequent 7 days. If all those numbers got confusing, that means a lot of hops.

In the end Lonerider Magnificent 77 is a 7.7% alcohol by volume IPA (77 IBUs). Are you seeking this hop monster? The Raleigh, North Carolina brewery is releasing these cans once again at a dock party on July 7th.

As for the extensive hop lineup for Lonerider Magnificent 77, the brewery isn’t disclosing. Besides, would you read them all?

Style: IPA
Hops: 77 varieties.

Availability: 16oz Cans. Limited release.
Latest Return: 7/7/17

7.7% ABV, 77 IBUs

Image: Beer Street Journal