Seasonal Return

Posted in Allagash Brewing, Seasonal Return

Fresh strawberries and bourbon barrels. Allagash Avancé returns July 14th

Allagash Avancé

Allagash Avancé will be available in the brewery’s taproom again on July 14th.

Back in 2013, the Portland, Maine based brewery started purchasing fresh strawberries from Dole’s Orchard in Limington, Maine. The fresh fruit was combined with a strong ale brewed with four different strains of Belgian yeast, as well as multiple sugars including molasses, date sugar, white cane sugar, and dark rock candi.

Avancé is a strong, sour ale with aromas of strawberry preserves and toasted oak. Berries and more oak continue in the flavor, which concludes with a warm, sweet finish.

Allagash Avancé is available in 12.7-ounce bottles in the brewery’s taproom July 14th, alongside Coolship Cerise.

Style: Belgian-style Strong Ale / American Wild Ale (w/ Strawberries. Date Sugar. Candi Sugar. Molasses. White Cane Sugar. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: Perle, German Tradition, Tettnang, Saaz
Malts: 2-Row, Malted Barley Blend, Munich, Caramel, Carapils

Availability: 12.7oz Bottles

10.8% ABV

Allagash Avance Strawberries

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Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Creature Comforts Duende is available in the taproom again today

Creature Comforts Duende 16oz

Creature Comforts Duende returns to the Athens, Georgia brewery’s taproom today.

This Tap Room Series release is an imperial India pale ale, brewed with Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. The end result is an IPA that is big on fruity notes.

… There’s a consistent fruit flesh flavor to the beer that adds a wonderful complexity to the bright citrus notes as the overtones dance around the fleshy notes, supporting without ever getting in the way….

Creature Comforts Duende is a 16-ounce can and draft offering. Draft is available at the brewery mid-week, 16-ounce cans arrive on Friday, June 8th.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: 11/8/16
Latest Return: 6/6/18

8% ABV

Duende – A quality of passion or inspiration. 

Posted in Burial Beer Co, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

National donut day? Burial Skillet Donut Stout is our favorite inspired beer

Burial Skillet Donut Stout cans

Burial Skillet Donut Stout cans return at the start of June for the last time in 2018. 

Burial Skillet Donut Stout is an oatmeal stout and is brewed with molasses, milk sugar, and a 50/50 blend of Big Trouble and Hologram Counter Culture Coffee. This fan favorite is big on coffee with just a tiny hint of milk chocolate, finishing silky smooth. Breakfast beer? Dessert beer? That’s up to you. We’ve turned it into a pool beer when it comes back in the summer time.

Cold black iron. Never decaying, it is held to the fire to unearth impeccable flavor from whatever it holds. Never biased, it welcomes all ingredients. The Skillet is our most trusted and daring tool of culinary ingenuity. It is the perfect barrier-carrier for this rich, black ale. This breakfast stout is made from a blend of nine barley malts, a healthy scoop of oats, milk and molasses sugars, and our favorite blend of freshly roasted Counter Culture Coffee beans. Welcome the day with rich cocoa, smooth caramel, dark fruits, and an abundance of diverse coffee aroma unlike no other. Drink your breakfast.

Burial Skillet Donut Stout 16-ounce cans and draft will return to the taproom and distribution starting the week of June 1st. This is the last time you can buy Skillet in cans in 2018.

Style: Imperial Stout/Oatmeal Stout (w/ CoffeeLactoseMolasses Sugar)
Malt: 6-Row
Hops: Nugget
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: Week of June 1st, 2018

8% ABV, IBU: 60

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Posted in 21st Amendment Brewing, Seasonal Return

21st Amendment Watermelon Funk is back for another summer

21st Amendment Watermelon Funk

Back for another fun summer in the sun is 21st Amendment Watermelon Funk. The beer was first canned in June of last year. 

The brewery’s Hell or High Watermelon Wheat making an appearance on shelves means warm weather is finally here. Prior to Watermelon Funk’s debut last year, the San Francisco based brewery had been “funking with greatness” in small batches. The now well-known Hell or High Watermelon Wheat beer was kettle soured Lactobacillus Planterum bacteria, resulting in the perfect complement to the slightly sweeter melon sibling.

…bright, tart, citrus notes, this beer finishes with a spicy farmhouse character from its French Saison yeast strain.

21st Amendment Watermelon Funk is brewed with 100% pure watermelon puree. Look for it nationally again in 12-ounce cans and draft for a limited time.

Style: American Sour/Wild Ale (w/ Watermelon)
Hops: Magnum
Malts: 2 Row, White Wheat

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: June 2017
Latest Return: Late May 2018

6.7% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, The Veil Brewing

So Punk: The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU!

The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU!

The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU! is available again at the brewery in Richmond, Virginia.

This release is a double dry-hopped spin on Veil’s IdontwanttoBU, their “0 International Bitterness Unit” IPA. This edition is blown out of the water with Citra and Mosaic hops.

 This one is incredibly aromatic. We heart this one. – The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU! is available in 16-ounce cans and draft, until it sells out again on May 22nd.

Style: IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 5/23/18

6.9% ABV

Image: The Veil Brewing

Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Small Batch Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus returns

Creature Comforts Galactic Space

Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus is returning to the brewery’s Tap Room Series again on May 18th.

This India pale ale is brewed with the high demand Galaxy hop – one the stars of their year-round Tropicalia, plus lactose milk sugar.

The flavor is bold with pineapple, mango, a touch of floral notes, and an orange Fanta finish.

Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus will be available in 16-ounce cans when the brewery opens on Friday, May 18th at 3 pm.

Style: IPA (w/ Lactose)
Hops: Galaxy

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Taproom Only.
Distribution: N/A

6.8% ABV

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Posted in Don't Miss This, Hi Wire Brewing, Seasonal Return

Hi-Wire Man Eater, a citrus bomb of an imperial IPA returns this month

Hi-Wire Man Eater

Hi-Wire Man Eater, the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery’s popular imperial IPA returns this month for just the second time in cans.

The hop headliners in this release are Amarillo and Citra. Hopped at a rate of 3.5 pounds per barrel, this beer is full of citrus, floral notes, and spice. In abundance, we might add. You love bold imperial IPAs then but Hi-Wire Man Eater on your must-have list.

Each sip starts with orange zest flavors that turn to a lingering floral finish with a touch of warming alcohol heat. Very bright, very spring-like. Just sit back, relax, and crank up some Hall & Oates.

Hi-Wire Man Eater is already available on draft and in 16-ounce cans in both of the brewery’s taprooms the second week of May. Limited distribution to follow shortly after.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Citra
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.

Debut: March 2017
Latest Return: Mid May 2018

8.3% ABV

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