Hi-Wire Man Eater, the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery’s popular imperial IPA returns this month for another round 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 by February 9th. Full footprint distribution to follow shortly after.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Citra
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: March 2017
Latest Return: February 2019
PIC: Beer Street Journal
New Realm Radegast Triple IPA returns to the Atlanta brewery’s lineup again ahead of the city’s hosting of the Super Bowl.
When New Realm opened their first facility in Atlanta just over a year ago, brewmaster Mitch Steele celebrated with a big imperial IPA known as Radegast. The 11.5% alcohol by volume “triple IPA” features Warrior, Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops, plus a touch of Dextrose sugar. New Realm has since added a second location in Virginia.
Expect huge citrus, resin and peach flavors plus mild malt character in both nose and taste. Radegast is aggressively bitter and full-bodied due to its alcohol content, but it’s not sweet.
New Realm Radegast Triple IPA is available on-site at the brewery on Friday, February 1st at 1 pm. Virginia Beach location can expect this release in the near future, but right now only Atlanta.
Pre-orders are live now: newrealm.craftcellr.com.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Warrior, Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Return: 2/1/19
Image: Beer Street Journal
Birdsong Brewing Hazy Sexy Cool IPA re-joins the brewery’s seasonal lineup again on January 31st.
This beer was first introduced in 2018 as a part of the Charlotte, North Carolina based brewery’s IPA Series. Back by popular demand, Birdsong is re-releasing the hazy IPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops.
We’ve been making hazy, unfiltered beer for years, long before the haze craze and love for the New England style IPA, but why not really haze it up?
Birdsong Brewing Hazy Sexy Cool IPA is available in 16-ounce cans at the brewery on January 31st, then local shops shortly after the release.
Style: Hazy IPA
Hops: Citra, El Dorado, Mosaic
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Return: 1/31/19
Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose was a hit last year on draft. In 2018 the brewery bottled the release for the first time, and now in 2019 – cans.
In mid-2016, Kansas City-based Boulevard Brewing acquired freshly emptied tequila barrels. After a style debate on what would go into the wood the brewery settled on a German-style gose.
Aged with fresh limes, Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose smells of oak and vanilla. According to Boulevard:
Pouring deep golden in color, Tequila Barrel Lime Gose presents aromas of oak, vanilla and caramelized banana with bright lime character transitioning to subtle tequila notes and coconut.
Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose is available in 12-ounce cans and draft across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint starting in February 2019.
5.9% ABV, 15 IBUs
Image: Boulevard Brewing
Terrapin Liquid Bliss, the brewery’s chocolate peanut butter porter is making a return this year.
Some of you might remember this peanut buttery release as Terrapin Side Project #14 from 2014.
The cocoa nibs are the same found in Moo-Hoo from Olive & Sinclair in Nashville, Tennessee. Combine that with peanut butter powder, and dessert is served. A powdered form of peanut butter is used because fats and oils from regular peanut butter would make the beer oily, and flat when you pour it.
The brewery is releasing about 800 barrels across their entire market, making it a fairly limited release.
Terrapin Liquid Bliss is available in 12-ounce cans and draft.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year Round. Entire Terrapin Distribution.
Latest Return: January 2019
Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA makes a 2019 appearance this month in 12-ounce cans.
3000 pounds of pureed Colorado peaches take a leading role in Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA. This limited release Imperial IPA is big on both citrus and peach flavors. It may not be spring, but the brewery brews something that reminds you of warmer days.
Tree Shaker is an Imperial Peach IPA. Brewed with local peaches for a subtle sweetness, this Imperial IPA has roots right here in Colorado. Familiar citrusy hop notes balanced with sweet local peaches give this style a playful little shake.
The first taste of Tree Shaker can be had Friday, January 11th. Look for 12-ounce cans and draft in distribution shortly after.
Bell’s Hopslam returns again for 2019 starting today. Below are all the details you’ll need to get your annual hoppy fix.
Starting in 2016, the Comstock, Michigan based brewery started shipping Hopslam in cans for the first time, and dropping Hopslam bottles from the lineup.
This year, the 1.32-gallon mini-kegs, aka the “hangover maker” will also hit shelves in limited quantities.
Bell’s Hopslam is an imperial IPA brewed with Michigan honey, easily ranking among one of the brewery’s most popular releases. The Double IPA will start shipping in waves beginning the first week of January to their home state of Michigan, then to the rest of their distribution area.
January 2nd: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe.
Hopslam cans will start shipping on Jan. 3: Counties in lower Michigan: Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clare, Clinton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lake, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Monroe, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, St. Joseph, Shiawassee, Van Buren, Washtenaw and Wayne.
Week of Jan. 7: Remaining counties in Michigan (including the U.P.), Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusettes, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraksa, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee (Roanne, Scott, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, Anderson, Union, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Coche, Sevier, Blount, Loudon, Shelby, Cheatham, Davidson, Wilson, Trousdale, Williamson, Rutherford, Maury, Bledsoe, Rhea, Seqatchie and Hamilton counties), Vermont and Wisconsin
Week of Jan. 14: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Deleware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee (remaining counties), Texas, Virginia, West Virginia,
Bell’s Hopslam is a 12-ounce can, mini-keg, and draft limited release.
Images via Bell’s Brewery.