Looking to make fall a little more spicy for a second time is New Belgium Atomic Pumpkin. A pumpkin beer that’s just a little different from the coming onslaught of pumpkin-themed everything.
Now, not every pumpkin beer is the same. Especially if it’s brewed with habanero peppers. New Belgium Atomic Pumpkin starts sweet, with a touch of Saigon cinnamon, and finishes with a kick of peppery heat. Think pumpkin pie with a little burn.
“Atomic Pumpkin is a twist on pumpkin ale for beer drinkers who like some heat. Classic fall flavors like pumpkin pie and cinnamon offer a sweet counterpart to the fiery peppers, making it a great, full-flavored beer for the crisp autumn weather.” Bryan Simpson, public relations director
New Belgium Atomic Pumpkin is a part of the growing line of Voodoo Ranger Series releases. Look for it in August in 12-ounce bottles and draft.
Great Divide Hoss Oktoberfest is back in the Denver, Colorado brewery’s as July comes to a close.
It may seem a little early to be thinking Oktoberfest beers, but lagers really are perfect year round. Great Divide Hoss is among one of Beer Street Journal’s favorite festbier styles. Fans of a malty lager will very much enjoy this plaid laden beverage.
HOSS is based on the Märzen lagers of Germany. Rich, layered malt notes, with hints of cherry and dark fruits, dominate, while the unique addition of rye imparts a slightly earthy, spicy character. Hoss finishes crisp and dry, and its brilliant red-orange color is a toast to the sunsets that make the perfect backdrop for this beer.
Great Divide Hoss is a seasonal release on draft and 12-ounce cans.
Availability: 12oz Cans. Draft.
Latest Return: Late July 2018
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Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top is back in action as July winds down, slamming two styles together in one canned package.
It seems like key limes have found almost overnight success in beer. Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top has them in the base gose, plus Nicaraguan rum barrels. Brewery founder Brad Schell told Beer Street Journal of his excitement to find such great rum barrels.
“They smell like being drunk on a beach or being a pirate.”- Brad Schell, brewery founder
The base beer is a gose brewed with sea salt and key limes, then aged in the rum barrels for over three months.
The result? A bold beer. There are a few key lime flavored beers running around out there these days. While some just taste a little citrusy, Bright Ass Tank Top doesn’t let you forget what it is. A rum filled gose that is full of key lime juice. You can’t miss a bright as shit tank top walking by you. You won’t forget this beer either.
Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top is available once again in 16-ounce cans and draft.
Distribution: NC, SC, GA
Latest Return: July 2018
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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
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.
Latest Return: 6/6/18
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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.
8% ABV, IBU: 60
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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.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: June 2017
Latest Return: Late May 2018