Perennial 17 Mint Chocolate Stout makes a return in February. The imperial stout is brewed with enough chocolate and mint to confuse and delight your tastebuds.
17 is an Imperial Stout brewed with huge amounts of chocolate malts, cacao nibs, and mint leaves. This hearty stout boasts 10% ABV and big chocolate aromas and flavors with a hint of fresh mint. This beer is perfect for the last cold months of the winter. However, it may be enjoyed right away, or allowed to age in the bottle.
Perennial 17 is available in 750ml bottles, and draft.
One of the most sought after beers in the world, Russian River Pliny the Younger returns again on February 6th, 2015.
Russian River calls it a “triple” ipa, basically for the motherlode of hops and big ABV that goes along with each glass. Younger is only available on draft (typically in 10oz pours) and never available for growler fills. 2015 marks the 11th year for this brew.
The hops used in this year’s recipe are of excellent quality from the 2014 harvest: Simcoe, Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Northern Brewer, and Tomahawk.
Extremely limited release of Russian River Pliny the Younger begins the week of February 6th, 2015, and over the course of two weeks at the pub after the first day. Pliny the Younger draft distribution starts February 9th in and around Sonoma County and the Bay Area. Stone will receive their shipment for Southern California that week.
Kegs had to Russian River distributors in San Jose, Sacramento, Oregon, Colorado, and Philadelphia sometime in February, ship dates TBD. Those going to the Russian River pub for the release, read over these details about lines, etc.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: Draft only
Arrivals: 2/6/2015 (at Russian River). Extremely limited other markets, Late- Feb.
This article was updated for the 2015 release.
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s (Redlands, CA) California Spring Beer returns again ahead of warm weather. This year, the brewery reformulated the recipe a little bit.
The 2015 release of California Spring Beer has been reformulated a bit, back to the original hoppy wheat beer. Hangar 24 uses a mix of Amarillo, Falconer’s Flight, and an experimental cultivar.
Hangar 24 California Spring Beer is available in 12oz bottles, and draft.
Style: Wheat Beer
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: Spring, 2015
5.2% ABV, 20 IBUs
Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, NC) will return to the tap room on February 6th, 2015. Draft and 12oz, 6 packs will ship to retailers the following week.
The Contortionist is a dark, hoppy beer. As you experience the earthy and floral hops that give way to a roasted malt profile, The Contortionist will bend your perception of what a Black IPA can be.
Style: Black IPA
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal release.
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.
The next round of Dogfish Head 120 Minute returns in February, 2015. Shelves in legal to sell states shortly after.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz bottles.
Next Release: February, 2015
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Half Acre Brewing Navaja, a double IPA goes on sale today again at the brewery. The imperial IPA made a bottle debut in January, 2014.
Navaja circles back like a white shark with one of your legs in his mouth. Big weight and groping, exotic hop fingers twist on you. Delicate quit the team and it’s all dog piles. Let it take you.
The beer’s base is Golden Promise malt (the brewery calls it nature’s almond butter.) Finished with a healthy does of hops, and this imperial IPA is complete.
Half Acre Navaja is available in 22oz bottles and draft.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Mosaic, Columbus, Hallertau Blanc
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft
Read more: Half Acre Brewing
Half Acre Brewing (Chicago, IL) celebrates the return of Chocolate Camaro on Friday, January 16th.
Slow burn, deeply etched coco surrounds a medium build, pseudo-mod toast machine. Fire power restrained by responsible intention. Excessive muscle slow rolling past the local fuzz. Bring your milk money, it’s lunch time.
Half Acre Chocolate Camaro is a milk stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar) and cocoa nibs roasted by Ethereal Confections in Chicago. Those in the distribution area will find this in 22oz bottles and draft for a limited time. On sale starting at 12 noon at the brewery.