Seasonal Return

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

Spotlight: Payette Brewing Fly Line Vienna Lager

Payette Brewing Fly Line Vienna Style Lager

Payette Brewing Fly Line Vienna Style Lager is back, the brewery’s summer seasonal.

The very sessionable golden lager is crisp and light, brewed with Crystal and Magnum hops,

Fly Line is a refreshing brew for those warm days in the coming months. At 5% ABV and 18 IBU’s, this sessionable golden lager goes down smooth while telling your friends about the one that got away.

We spent the morning doing some terrible fly fishing with this Idaho beauty. The vienna lager style is personal hot weather favorite of ours, sadly there aren’t too many around. Thanks to Payette, there is a new one on our list.

Payette Brewing Fly Line is available in 12 ounce cans, now through August in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada.

Style: Vienna Lager
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Latest Return: April, 2016

5% ABV , 18 IBUs

Posted in EPIC Brewing Company, Seasonal Return

Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches, Batch #2

Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches

Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches is making a second appearance in Denver starting April 21st. The beer kicked off their sour program last year.

When Epic built their Denver, Colorado brewery in 2013, the sour program took a major step forward with the addition of three 60 hectoliter oak foeders (seen below). In 2014, some Brainless on Peaches casks got funked up by some errant wild yeast, and was so tasty, that Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches ended up launching the program. As of early 2016, the brewery now has 12 foeders.

In the fall of 2013, one foeder was filled with the souring bacteria, Lactobacillus, another with Brettanomyces. Scared to death of Pediococcus (aka “The Devil”), Epic filled wine casks with the Pedio and left the third foeder for blending.

The Final Blend.

Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches is a blend of the Brett and Lacto foeders, and all the Pediococcus wine casks that were blended into neutral oak white wine casks. The brewery’s new found love of Pediococcus eventually led them to finally funk up that third foeder with “The Devil”.

The 2016 blend is comprised 80% of Peaches aged 15 months, plus some aged 30 months (20% of final blend).

Epic Brainless on Peaches Batch #2 is limited to just 5000, 375 milliliter bottles.

Style: American WIld/Sour Ale (w/ Peaches, Oak Aged.)
Availability: 375ml  bottles
Latest Return: April, 2016

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Posted in Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale cans back for Spring

Terrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale Cans

Terrapin Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale are making a spring, 2016 return.

Terrapin Maggie’s Farmhouse Ale made its debut as Side Project #7 in 2009. The beer’s light peach flavor, mixed with a little farmhouse funk made it an easy drinking beer, perfect for warmer weather. Terrapin brought it back again in 12oz bottles.

Late last year, Terrapin Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale transitioned to 12 ounce cans.

Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale delivers a wholesome host of peach flavor and a refreshing spiciness that will get your juices flowing. Brewed with peaches and a lot of love, this old world style of beer will take you back to a simpler time.

Terrapin’s can lineup includes RecreationAle, Hi-5 IPA, Moo-Hoo and Hopsecutioner. (Just to name a few.)

Style: Farmhouse Ale (w/ Peaches)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Latest Return:  April, 2016

5.3% ABV

Posted in Duclaw Brewing, Seasonal Return

Duclaw Funk makes seasonal appearance

Duclaw Funk

Duclaw Funk, the brewery’s blueberry citrus wheat ale is back on shelves again in 2016.

The traditional American Wheat Ale serves as a solid baseline, but we couldn’t be content until we tore the roof off this sucker! Funk, our Blueberry Citrus Wheat Ale, sets the rhythm with a soulful fusion of American wheat and hops, before unleashing a stunning encore with big notes of blueberry and Meyer lemon. It’s no jive, you’ll just dig it!

Duclaw Funk is available in 12oz bottles and draft. The beer will be available at all Duclaw locations as of late March.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Blueberries, Lemons)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: Late March, 2016

5% ABV, 16 IBUs

Image: DuClaw Brewing 

Posted in Seasonal Return, Troegs Brewing

Troegs Barrel Aged Flying Mouflan available again March 28th

Troegs Barrel Aged Flying Mouflan 2016

Troegs Barrel Aged Flying Mouflan Barleywine will be available once again on Monday, March 28th. The barleywine has been aged in a combination of bourbon barrels and virgin oak.

Troegs Barrel Aged Flying Mouflan Barleywine will be available to purchase in single bottles, 4-packs, and cases.

Style: Barleywine (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 375ml Bottles
Latest Release: 3/27/16

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Image via Troegs

Posted in Seasonal Return, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Marina fruit sour joins lineup

Wicked Weed Marina

Wicked Weed Marina has joined the Asheville, North Carolina brewery’s lineup.

Marina is a blonde sour ale has been aged in wine barrels with apricots and peaches.

Wicked Weed Marina is a blonde sour ale aged in wine barrels with over one pound per gallon of peaches and apricots. The result is a delicate, hazy-gold ale with deep stone fruit character.

The brewery tells Beer Street Journal that the expanded barrel capacity is allowing this beer to be released a few times this year. Marina is a 500 milliliter bottle offering.

Bottles are available now at the brewery, distribution starts the last week of March.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Peaches, Apricots)
Availability: 500ml bottles
Latest Return: Late March, 2016

6.5% ABV

Posted in Dogfish Head, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

Dogfish Head Squall IPA returns from hiatus

Dogfish Head Squall IPA

Dogfish Head Squall IPA is back on shelves. The beer has been on hiatus for a few years now.

Squall IPA is a continually hopped (much like 60, 90, & 120 Minute IPAs), as well as unfiltered. The imperial IPA is also bottled conditioned, to allow the beer to naturally carbonate.

Clocking in at 9% ABV, this citrus-forward IPA has a hoppy aroma with floral notes of pine and grapefruit.

Dogfish Head Squall IPA is a limited release in 750 milliliter bottles.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade

Availability: 750ml Bottles
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI.
Latest Return: March, 2016

9% ABV

Pic: Dogfish Head