Seasonal Return

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

Posted in Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, The Bruery

The Bruery White Chocolate goes public on Valentine’s Day

The Bruery White Chocolate

The Bruery White Chocolate, a decadent bourbon barreled beer brewed with vanilla beans, is being distributed for the first time in 2017.

The name might scream imperial stout, however the base beer is actually a wheat wine, aged 100% in bourbon barrels for a year with vanilla beans and cacao nibs. The Bruery affectionately refers to this beer as “white oak sap,” as it 100% bourbon barrel-aged and is the wheat wine component of now retired White Oak ale.

After nearly a year in used bourbon barrels, the beer comes out rich in coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla. To compliment the already rich flavors of this beer, we’ve added cacao nibs and fresh vanilla beans to give this beer the delicate flavor of white chocolate…hence the name.

 

Earlier we reported that the alcohol by volume of this beer was 16.6% (as stated on the brewery’s website.) The future release of this beer will be 13.8%, allowing most states to sell it.

The Bruery White Chocolate will be available in 750 milliliter bottles to the brewery’s Society members on February 6th. The first day the general public can buy this beer will be Valentine’s Day 2017.

Style: Wheatwine (w/ Vanilla Beans, Cacao Nibs, Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750ml bottles
Updated Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI

Latest Return: 2/14/17

13.8% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Ed Note: Corrected mention of “White Oak Sap” as it has never been released publicly. ABV was also updated. 

Posted in Seasonal Return, Sixpoint Craft Ales

Sixpoint Hi-Res (imperial IPA) back in focus

Sixpoint Hi-Res

Sixpoint Hi-Res, the brewery’s imperial IPA, is head back to shelves this week.

By now you should be familiar with Sixpoint Resin, the brewery’s “snappy, bitter” IPA. A carefully fomulated homage to hops. Hi-Res is a deeper dive down the hoppy rabbit hole, with a heftier recipe (in alcohol at least), drawing so much more of its flavor from late hop additions.

A full golden body, and a flavor profile driven by mango and passionfruit notes make Hi-Res a bittersweet ode to hops, and perfect for smooth sipping.

An IPA that hop lovers shouldn’t miss. SIxpoint Hi-Res is available in 12 ounce cans and draft, seasonally.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: January, 2017

10.5% ABV, 111 IBUs 

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

AleSmith My Bloody Valentine: pours red, 6.66% ABV

Alesmith My Bloody Valentine

AleSmith My Bloody Valentine, the bloody red distant cousin of the brewery’s Halloween beer Evil Dead Red, is back in action.

Valentine’s Day either brings joy to some, or misery to others. Perhaps that speaks to the versatility of this beer. The red ale is appropriate colored for the Hallmark holiday, with an appropriate/inappropriate 6.66% alcohol by volume.

It has intense notes of caramel, toast and bittersweet chocolate, balancing an intense bouquet of floral hop aromas. The finish leaves a pleasant, full-bodied sweetness on the palate that leaves you pining for more!

AleSmith My Bloody Valentine is available in 22 ounce bottles and draft in January, and February.

Style: Red Ale
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, IL, MI, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, Wi
Latest Return: January, 2017

6.66% ABV

Posted in Good People Brewing, Seasonal Return

Good People Snake Handler cans reappear

Good People Snake Handler

Good People Snake Handler, one of Alabama’s most well-known beers, available in cans once again.

The imperial IPA is actually a year-round offering on draft. Once a year, the Birmingham brewery cans this offering. The most common compliment by the brewery’s fans – this beer is dangerously drinkable.

Dangerously drinkable, this Double IPA brew is a spirited celebration of all things hoppy. Aromas of pine, citrus, flowers, spice, pineapple, and grassiness complement a biscuit and caramel backbone. Hands down, our most requested beer.

Good People Snake Handler is a 12 ounce can during January and February,

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Columbus, Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe, Chinook
Malts: 2-Row, Specialty Malts
Yeast: California Ale

Availability: 12oz Cans, Jan-Feb. Year-round on draft.

10% ABV, 100+ IBUs

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

Half Acre Chocolate Camaro is back in drive this week

Half Acre Chocolate Camaro 2015

Half Acre Chocolate Camaro is back in drive on January 13th. A must have for dessert beer fans.

This chocolate milk stout is brewed with Ecuadorian and Dominican cacao nibs from Ethereal Confections in Chicago. Half Acre describes this beer as an easy warmer – “dark strength packed with co-co cream qualities.”

Slow burn, deeply etched coco surrounds a medium build, pseudo-mod toast machine. Fire power restrained by responsible intention. Excessive muscle slow rolling past the local fuzz. Bring your milk money, it’s lunch time.

Half Acre Chocolate Camaro is a 22 ounce bottle release, and draft. Growler fills are available at the brewery.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs. Lactose)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Growler fills.

Latest Release: 1/13/17

6% ABV

2014 artwork:

Half Acre Chocolate Camaro