Seasonal Return

Posted in Heavy Seas, Seasonal Return

Heavy Seas Blackbeard’s Breakfast (featuring coffee & bourbon) returns

Heavy Seas Blackbeard's Breakfast

Heavy Seas Blackbeard’s Breakfast is back in the brewery’s Uncharted Waters Series again in June.

Blackbeard’s Breakfast is a porter brewed with coffee from Chesapeake Bay Roasting, then aged in bourbon barrels.

We partnered with local coffee producer Chesapeake Bay Roasting to produce this intriguing ale. Rich porter flavors are enhanced by roast coffee notes and rounded out by bourbon barrel aging, creating a brew of bewitching character.

Heavy Seas Blackbeard’s Breakfast will be available in 22oz bombers and draft for a limited time.

Style: Porter (w/ Coffee. Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Hops: Target, East Kent Goldings
Malts: UK Pale, UK Amber, Vienna, Light Crystal, Dark Crystal, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt

Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Latest Return: June, 2017

10% ABV

Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale cans return this month

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale can

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale has been canned for second time this month.

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale is a hop forward pale ale, brewed with Mosaic and Crystal hops. If you love that “dank” hop smell and flavor, you will love this beer. Automatic is pale ale on steroids.

“Automatic is meant to be light, refreshing and quite drinkable without falling into the common pitfall of ending up too thin, watery or insipid. No color malts were used, however, the relatively full mouthfeel is enough to support this heavily hopped beer,” said Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp.”

Local Athens artist Michelle Fontaine created the label for Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale. Fontaine took inspiration from 1950’s pop culture as well as the 1940’s Chevy dealership that once occupied the brewery’s building.

You might recognize the phrase “Automatic for the People” emblazoned on the can, especially if you are an REM fan. The album named was derived from legendary Athens, Georgia eatery, Weaver D’s. The southern, soul food eatery is a city staple.

Automatic Pale Ale will be available in late June in 12 ounce cans and draft.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mosaic, Crystal

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Latest Return: June, 2017

5.2% ABV

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Posted in Burial Beer Co, Seasonal Return

Burial Seasoned Skillet (aka barrel aged donut stout) heads to bottles

Burial Seasoned Skillet 2017

When Burial Beer Co.’s Skillet Donut Stout has gotten some barrel-aged treatment in the past as a draft only rarity. Finally last May, the brewery bottled it for the first one. This June, Seasoned Skillet bottles will be available at the brewery once again.

Burial Seasoned Skillet is a Barrel-aged riff on Skillet Donut Stout, one of the brewery’s most popular beers. It’s an oatmeal stout brewed with molasses, milk sugar, and a 50/50 blend of Big Trouble and Hologram Counter Culture Coffee.

The finishing touch is the 9 months in Willet Bourbon barrels. (Last year was bourbon barrels.)

Bottles of Burial Seasoned Skillet go on sale again June 3rd at the brewery in Asheville, North Carolina.

Style: Imperial Stout/Oatmeal Stout (w/ CoffeeLactoseMolasses Sugar. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.) 
Malt: 6-Row
Hops: Nugget

Availability: 750ml Bottles
Latest Return: 6/3/17

9% ABV

Posted in Founders Brewing, Seasonal Return

Founders reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA returns in June

Founders reDANKulous 2017

Founders reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA, once the 13th offering in the brewery’s “Backstage Series”, returns in mid-June.

The imperial IPA is billed as a “no-frills” offering, hopped with Chinook, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. Just calling it “hoppy” is an understatement.

It pours a pleasing burnt amber with some sweetness due to the Caramalt and roasted barley used in the malt bill. But hops are the true headliner in this elaborate sensory experience. The spicy, piney, tropical complexities of Chinook, Mosaic and Simcoe hops hit you right away with their dank aroma—and they stick around.

Founders reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA was bottled again the last week of May. Look for it across the brewery’s distribution footprint in June, in 12 ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Chinook, Mosaic, and Simcoe
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. June- Sept
Latest Return: June, 2017

9.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Old Bust Head Brewing, Seasonal Return

Old Bust Head Barrel Aged Gold Cup Imperial Stout is dreamy & returning

Old Bust Head Barrel Aged Gold Cup Imperial Stout bottle

Old Bust Head Barrel Aged Gold Cup Imperial Stout returns on June 3rd – only the second time this beer has been bottled.

On a recent trip to Virginia we discovered Old Bust Brewing, tucked away the countryside of Vint Hill, Virginia. You’d think a brewery that seems off the beaten path would boast a standard lineup of IPAs and pale ales on tap. This is where we found Barrel Aged Gold Cup, and its badass lineup of variants.

The base Russian imperial stout is fantastic. Boozy, roasty, velvety with a touch of chocolate and espresso. Barrel Aged Gold Cup is a barrel-aged dream. Bittersweet chocolate and strong coffee flavors melt perfectly against the oaky vanilla bourbon barrels.

The brewery regulars are already clued into this beer’s reputation. The last release sold out in a matter of hours.

Old Bust Head Barrel Aged Gold Cup will be available in bottles once again on Saturday, June 3rd, in 16.9 ounce bottles. It will be joined by Barrel Aged Coconut Coffee Gold Cup, another new extremely drool worthy release. Start making some friends in Virginia.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: Cascade, Hallertau MF
Malts: 2 Row, Caramel 80, Carapils, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, 2 Row Black

Availability: 16.9oz Bottles
Latest Return: 6/3/17

10% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Watermelon Gose returns ahead of the summer heat

Terrapin Watermelon Gose cans

Terrapin Watermelon Gose is headed back to shelves, in time for the coming summer.

Terrapin Watermelon Gose is the brewery’s first packaged gose style, a tart beer traditionally brewed with sea salt and coriander. Now, unless you haven’t paid a single lick of attention to the American craft beer scene at all in the past few years, the U.S. loves breaking tradition. Enter watermelon into the fold.

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The base gose is aged on fresh watermelon juice, which is a nice offset to the tart base beer. So much summer packed into this 12 ounce can.

Terrapin Watermelon Gose is available across the brewery’s entire footprint starting in June, 2017.

Style: Gose (w/ Coriander. Salt. Watermelon.)
Availability: 12oz Cans
Latest Return: June, 2017

4.5% ABV 

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in NoDa Brewing, Seasonal Return

NoDa NoDaJito (mojito beer) returns

NoDa NoDaJito, the brewery’s seasonal witbier, brewed with mint leaves and lime zest will return to cans on May 21st. This mojito inspired drink was the brewery’s seventh canned offering. It’s instant popularity has made it a staple warm weather seasonal.

Our Mojito-inspired Belgian Wit infused with mint leaves and lime zest. See what the cult following is all about. Hazy, minty and citrusy, it’s ideal for a summer day or just some summer dreaming.

NoDa NoDaJito is available in 16 ounces cans. The brewery’s can lineup includes the likes of  Cavu Blonde Ale, Coco Loco Porter, Hop, Drop, ‘N Roll, Hop Cakes, Jam Session, and Hoppy Holidays.

Style: Witbier (w/ Mint, Lime Zest.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Latest Return: 5/21/17

4.8% ABV, 18 IBUs

Image via NoDa Brewing