Seasonal Return

Posted in Jackalope Brewing, Seasonal Return

Raspberries & strawberries. Jackalope Brewing Lovebird is back in cans

Jackalope Brewing Lovebird

Jackalope Brewing Lovebird, a limited release hefeweizen, has been canned once again.

Creating Lovebird requires nearly 200 pounds of strawberries, and raspberries. Perfect for drinking in rounds of two, or with someone you love.

The fruit adds a tartness and berry aroma, as well as a slightly pink color to the brew.

Jackalope Brewing Lovebird is available in limited quantities around Nashville, Tennessee in 12 ounce cans, and draft.

Style: Hefeweizen (w/ Strawberries, Raspberries)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Limited Release
Latest Return: Late March, 2017

4.4% ABV, 12 IBUs

Image: Jackalope Brewing

Posted in New Belgium, New Releases, Seasonal Return

New name: New Belgium Juicy Watermelon Lime Ale returns

New Belgium Juicy Watermelon

New Belgium‘s watermelon lime ale  is back in the brewery’s seasonal lineup for a second time. This year, you’ll see it called New Belgium Juicy Watermelon.

The base recipe is basically the same as before. New Belgium tells Beer Street Journal that “Heavy Melon” didn’t really capture the essence of the beer. When deciding on whether or order or purchase, “heavy” anything might be a turn off. Juicy on the other hand, is much more palatable.

Watermelon and lime are the stars of this beer, that finishes at 5% alcohol by volume. New Belgium loves their seasonals, and this one might be the most crazy (non Lips of Faith) offering to date. If beer was fruit at a hot summer picnic, this beer would be it.

Cool off with this refreshingly fruity summer beer brewed with watermelons and limes.

New Belgium Juicy Watermelon is a 12 ounce bottle and draft seasonal release.

Style:              (w/ Watermelon, Lime)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12oz Cans, Draft
Latest Return: Early Spring, 2017

5% ABV

New Belgium Heavy Melon bottle

Image: Beer Street Journal

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

Drink your childhood. Grab a Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time is like drinking a piece of your childhood. If you haven’t tried it, you have another chance right now.

Brewed with raspberries and aged on peanuts, this beer should take you back to a simpler time. Before bills, acne breakouts, and hangovers. (That last one depends on how much of this nostalgia you take part in…) New for 2017, the beer is available in 16 ounce cans.

Does it taste like a sandwich? Pretty much. Brewing with peanut butter and the sugar blob that is jelly isn’t the greatest of ideas. The base beer is roasty brown ale, aged for weeks on fresh raspberries and peanuts. What makes this beer even more fun to drink, is the arc of flavor you get as it warms. Colder, this beer tastes like peanut butter. Warmer, more sticky jelly notes appear. Because Peanut Butter Jelly Time is a brown ale instead of a stout, it really is a smooth, childhood reminiscent, comfort beer.

When your mom packed a PB&J sandwich in your school lunchbox, the flavors all melded into pure comfort food by noon. Well, we recreated this childhood goodness in a beer! This light brown ale is brewed from five different grains and then aged for weeks on raspberries and roasted peanuts. Take a sip, let flavors mingle on your palate, and enjoy our PB&J in a glass. 

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time! is available in 16oz cans in the tap room starting March 3rd, 2017. All of Catawba’s markets starting the week of March 6th.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Raspberries, Peanuts)
Hops: Magnum, Fuggle
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
2017 Release: 3/3/17

5.75% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Seasonal Return, SweetWater Brewing

Pineappley SweetWater Goin’ Coastal is back. PERMANENTLY.

SweetWater Goin Coastal IPA can

Atlanta’s headiest brewery has dropped their hoppy pineapple offering once again. This time, it’s sticking around indefinitely. SweetWater Goin’ Coastal won’t be fading with the fall this year.

In case you haven’t tried a cocoction of this variety yet, pineapple works quite well with the citrusy/tropical hops of an American IPA. Especially since SweetWater is doing the hopping. This beer is heavy on the citrus and fruity hops, with a tropical breeze of pineapple. Find water and sit your ass in a tube and take stock of your life. The demand for this island breeze of a beer has prompted SweetWater to keep this beer in the lineup all year long.

Slide into summer and step off the grid by Goin’ Coastal with this pineapple laced IPA. The bright aromas of the five citrus hop additions are accentuated by the tropical fruit of the pineapple- and just like those three day weekends, its finish is quick.

SweetWater Goin’ Coastal will be a 12 ounce bottle and 16 ounce can offering. Back on shelves for a second season in March, 2017.

Style: IPA (w/ Pineapple)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12 oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.
Latest Return: Late Feb/March, 2017

6.1% ABV

SweetWater Goin' Coastal can stack

Posted in Seasonal Return, Victory Brewing Company

Victory Kirsch Gose (sour cherry bier) returns in 6 packs

Victory Kirsch Gose 2017

Victory Kirsch Gose the Downingtown, Pennsylvania brewery’s seasonal gose, returns to shelves once again March 1st.

Cherries are truly the star in this slightly tart, sour beer. The fruit is fresh, the finish is tart, wrapped up in a light bodied ale. Perfect for spring. New for 2017, the beer is available in 6 packs (4 packs previously).

A bold and bright step outside the norm, this new twist on an old-world German brewing process excites your senses with the sharp and sweet burst of fresh cherries. Effervescent and sublime, this session ale has an enticing and satisfying cherry fruit character. European tradition and American ingenuity come together in the truest sense as you Taste Victory in Kirsch Gose.

Look for Victory Kirsch Gose is available 12oz bottles and draft again March 1st, 2017.

Style: Gose (w/ Cherries)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: March, 2017

4.7% ABV 

Pic: Victory Brewing Company 

Posted in Don't Miss This, Half Acre Brewing, Seasonal Return

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter to debut in cans for the first time

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter cans

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter, the bigger, boozier version of the brewery’s pale ale, debuts in cans for the first time in March.

As the name suggests, Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter, is Daisy Cutter with no boundaries. It carries all the big citrus and grass notes of the year-round pale ale, with an amplified malt presence.

Brewed quarterly, Double Daisy Cutter is a Chicago favorite. For the first time, 16 ounce cans debut, along side ‘Tuna‘ on March 3rd.

A monster version of the original Daisy Cutter Pale Ale. A heftier grain bill amps up the weight and double dry hopping insures there’s enough grit to recede your gums.

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter was first brewed in 2010. Since then, it appears quarterly throughout the year. Available in 4-packs for $15.99 each.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: IL, WI, Philadelphia, NYC
Debut (Cans): 3/3/17

8.5% ABV

Posted in Funky Buddha, Seasonal Return

Funky Buddha Moro Moro Blood Orange IPA, Feb 19th

Funky Buddha Moro Moro Blood Orange IPA

Funky Buddha Moro Moro Blood Orange IPA pours once again on February 19th.

This beer is all about the Citrus × sinensis fruit, aka blood orange. Specifically the ‘Moro’ cultivar. The blood red juice gives this India pale ale a different juice complexity, when compared to oranges.

More Moro Blood Orange IPA is back! We ceremoniously slaughtered heaps of crimson-fleshed “Moro” fruit to retrieve its delicious ichor, and then blended it with caramel malts and grapefruity hops to produce the sticky, citrus blast that we crave. Oranges: you’re on notice.

Funky Buddha Moro Moro Blood Orange IPA is seasonally available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.

Style: IPA (w/ Blood Orange)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Feb-May
Latest Return: 2/19/17

7% ABV, 50 IBUs