Seasonal Return

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Saint Arnold Pumpkinator Returns

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator returns this October 19th, 2015.

St Arnold Pumpkinator started out as part of their Divine Reserve Series as Devine Reserve No.9.  It was so well recieved when it was released back in 2009 that they decided to brew this Imperial Stout/Pumpkin Ale again as a seasonal.  The Imperial Stout base has lots of pumpkin added to it and was dry spiced.

It is brewed with a combination of pale two row, caramel and black malts, Cascade and Liberty hops for a background hop flavor, pumpkin for a rich mouthfeel, molasses, brown sugar, spices and dry-spiced to make it feel like you just walked into your mom’s kitchen while she was cooking 37 pumpkin pies. It is the most expensive beer we have brewed.

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator is a 22 ounce bottle offering, in very limited quantities.

Style: Pumpkin Beer (Molasses, Brown Sugar, Spices)
Hops: Cascade, Liberty
Malts: Caramel, Two Row, Black,
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft. Fall seasonal

10% ABV

Check out Brewer Dennis Rhee, St. Arnold’s Most Interesting Man in the World, talking about brewing Pumpkinator:

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

Lambic Meets Framboise. Odell Friek Returns

Odell Friek 2015

Odell Brewing’s Friek, the brewery’s well-loved lambic, returns at the end of October.

Odell Friek gets its name from the sum of its parts – part Kriek, part Framboise. Friek is brewed with Colorado cherries, raspberries, and aged in oak barrels until deemed ready.

Odell Friek is available in 750ml bottles across the brewery’s 11 state distribution network.

The brewery is hosting Friek-y Friday party at the tap room on October 30th. Best costume prizes, free Odell Friek samples, music, and more.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Raspberries, Cherries. Oak Aged)
Availability: 750ml bottles, Corked & Caged
Return: October, 2015

6.9% ABV

Posted in Red Brick Brewing, Seasonal Return

Red Brick Vanilla Gorilla Returns to Brick Mason Lineup

Red Brick Vanilla Gorilla

Red Brick Vanilla Gorilla is returning as a permanent addition to the brewery’s Brick Mason lineup this month. The beer originally returned back to draft lineup in 2010. Since then, barrel aged, and smoked editions have been released.

Red Brick brewer Steve Anderson hand cut 800 Madacascar bourbon vanilla beans for this batch. It took over four hours.

Featuring Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans, which impart a rich, dark, and creamy character, these qualities enhance the luxurious chocolate notes in the carefully selected blend of six different malts.The result is a beer at the height of our creative expression as brewers, and completely deserving of our hightest distinction as a Brick Mason.

Red Brick Vanilla Gorilla is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Porter (w/ Vanilla Beans)
Hops: Apollo, Willamette

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-round
Return: October, 2015

8% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Lagunitas, Seasonal Return

Lagunitas Born Yesterday Returning For Year 2

Lagunitas Born Yesterday

Lagunitas Born Yesterday, the brewery’s fresh hop pale ale, is returning again in 2015.

The Yakima Valley hops are flown in fresh for the brew day, in typical fresh-hop fashion, in the kettle in less than 24 hours. Last year, the beer was only brewed in Petaluma, California. Very few bottles got very far from the Sunshine State. in 2015, the beer is being brewed in Chicago as well, so there is a great chance of you getting a bottle this year.

Lagunitas Born Yesterday features whole cone, un-kilned Mosaic, Equinox, Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo hops. The beer bottles and ships the same day.

The brewery has not yet announced the exact launch day for Lagunitas Born Yesterday.

Style: Pale Ale (Fresh Hopped)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited Release
Return: October, 2015

7.5% ABV

Posted in Jester King Brewery, Seasonal Return

Jester King Aurelian Lure Blend 3: October 9th

Jester King Aurelian Lure

Jester King Aurelian Lure, the Austin, Texas brewery’s oak barrel sour ale,returns on October 9th, 2015 at 4 pm.

Jester King Aurelian Lure is a sour beer brewed with apricots. For the 2014 release (and assuming again in 2015), the brewery minimized the contact time with the apricots to reduce the amount of citric acid in the beer. In addition, the sour base beer is a blend of mature beer from oak, low in lactic acid.

Jester King Aurelian Lure Batch 3 is 5,000, 500 ml bottles. $16 per bottle.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ ApricotsOak Aged)
Availability: 500ml bottles.
Return: 10/9/15

6% ABV 

Image via Jester King 

Jester King Aurelian Lure

Posted in Beer News, Seasonal Return

Green Man Harvester Returns

Green Man Harvester Ale

Green Man Harvester returns to the North Carolina-based brewery’s rotating offerings this month.

Green Man Harvester is a unique reinterpretation of the German Märzen style beer, and is just in time for autumn with its rustic color with hints of toasted grain and caramel flavors. Green Man Harvester displays a clean and bitter palate due to its combination of German Magnum and American Palisade hops.

“Balance is key to this style, and for Harvester the earthy malts and herbal hops meld seamlessly,”  says Green Man’s Head Brewer, John Stuart.

Green Man Harvester is a rotating seasonal offering.

Style: German Märzen
Hops: Magnum and American Palisade hops
Availability: 12oz bottles
Release: September, 2015

6.0% ABV, IBU: 30

Posted in Burial Beer Co, Seasonal Return

Burial Skillet Donut Stout Cans Available Again

Burial Skillet Donut Stout Can

Burial Skillet Donut Stout was re-released on September 29th for a limited time in 16oz cans in Asheville, North Carolina. 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.

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 fro 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 cans are intermittently available in 16 ounce cans and draft throughout the year.

Style: Imperial Stout/Oatmeal Stout (w/ CoffeeLactoseMolasses Sugar)
Malt: 6-Row
Hops: Nugget
Availability: 16oz Cans
Release: 9/29/15

8% ABV, IBU: 60

Burial Skillet Donut Stout is available in 16oz cans at the taproom and at the following distribution areas later this week:

North Carolina
Appalacian Vintner
Bruisin Ales
Hops & Vines
Tasty Beverage

Beer Growler
Good Bottle Co
Salud Bottle Shop
Brown Mountain Bottle Works (Morganton)
Common Market

Triad Area
Bestway Grocery (Greensboro)
Potent Potables (Jamestown)

Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill)
Beer Study (Chapel Hill)
Bottle Revolution (Morrisville)
Bottle Revolution (Raleigh)
Sam’s Quick Shop (Durham)
State of Beer (Raleigh)
Tasty Beverage (Raleigh)
The Glass Jug (Durham)
The Stag’s Head (Raleigh)