Seasonal Return

Posted in Seasonal Return, The Veil Brewing

So Punk: The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU!

The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU!

The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU! is available again at the brewery in Richmond, Virginia.

This release is a double dry-hopped spin on Veil’s IdontwanttoBU, their “0 International Bitterness Unit” IPA. This edition is blown out of the water with Citra and Mosaic hops.

 This one is incredibly aromatic. We heart this one. – The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU! is available in 16-ounce cans and draft, until it sells out again on May 22nd.

Style: IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 5/23/18

6.9% ABV

Image: The Veil Brewing

Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Small Batch Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus returns

Creature Comforts Galactic Space

Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus is returning to the brewery’s Tap Room Series again on May 18th.

This India pale ale is brewed with the high demand Galaxy hop – one the stars of their year-round Tropicalia, plus lactose milk sugar.

The flavor is bold with pineapple, mango, a touch of floral notes, and an orange Fanta finish.

Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus will be available in 16-ounce cans when the brewery opens on Friday, May 18th at 3 pm.

Style: IPA (w/ Lactose)
Hops: Galaxy

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Taproom Only.
Distribution: N/A

6.8% ABV

Image: Creature Comforts

Posted in Don't Miss This, Hi Wire Brewing, Seasonal Return

Hi-Wire Man Eater, a citrus bomb of an imperial IPA returns this month

Hi-Wire Man Eater

Hi-Wire Man Eater, the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery’s popular imperial IPA returns this month for just the second time 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 the second week of May. Limited distribution to follow shortly after.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Citra
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.

Debut: March 2017
Latest Return: Mid May 2018

8.3% ABV

PIC: 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 back on shelves once again, as temperatures are starting to break 90 degrees for the first time.

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. Throwing watermelon into the beer is normal these days.

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

Terrapin Watermelon Gose is available across the brewery’s entire footprint again starting in May 2018.

Style: Gose (w/ Coriander. Salt. Watermelon.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: May 2018

4.5% ABV 

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Founders Brewing, Seasonal Return

Founders Green Zebra Watermelon Gose makes a spring return

Founders Green Zebra cans

Founders Green Zebra returns to cans in April.

For more than five years, Founders has brewed a beer for the ArtPrize competition hosted in the brewery’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previous releases in the lineup include Pale Joe, Spectra Trifecta, and Mosaic Promise.

Founders Green Zebra, is a goes-style ale brewed with watermelon and sea salt. A new packaged style for Founders, as well as being the first ArtPrize release that has been canned.

“We love playing with expectations when it comes to brewing our ArtPrize beers and Green Zebra is the perfect example of that. The gose style is very unique and pretty unknown, even amongst craft beer drinkers, and we wanted to bring our version of it to a larger audience. For the first time ever, our ArtPrize beer will be available across our entire distribution network so even more of our fans can get to know this style we’ve fallen in love with.” – Dave Engbers, Co-Founder and President

Jacob Wiseheart, an employee of Founders taproom created the label artwork.

Founders Green Zebra will be available again in 12-ounce cans and draft again starting April 13th.

Style: Gose (w/ Watermelon. Sea Salt.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 8/15/17
Latest Return: April 2018

4.6% ABV, 10 IBUs

Image: Founders Brewing 

Posted in Payette Brewing, Seasonal Return

FANTASTIC Payette Brewing Fly Line Vienna Lager goes year round

Payette Brewing Fly Line Vienna Style Lager

Payette Brewing Fly Line Vienna Style Lager was once a summer seasonal, now it’s year round.

The very sessionable golden lager is crisp and light, brewed with Crystal and Magnum hops,

Fly Line is a refreshing brew for those warm days in the coming months. At 5% ABV and 18 IBU’s, this sessionable golden lager goes down smooth while telling your friends about the one that got away.

We spent the morning doing some terrible fly fishing with this Idaho beauty. The vienna lager style is personal hot weather favorite of ours, sadly there aren’t too many around. Thanks to Payette, there is a new one on our list.

Payette Brewing Fly Line is available in 12-ounce cans and draft year-round in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada.

Style: Vienna Lager
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round

5% ABV , 18 IBUs

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

Truly a beautiful beer. Odell Brazzle Sour Raspberry Ale is back for spring

Odell Brazzle Bottle

Odell Brazzle Sour Golden Raspberry Ale has reappeared at the brewery again today.

The base beer is a golden ale, soured in oak barrels used for Odell’s Woodcut offerings, with multiple wild yeasts for a full two years. 300 pounds of raspberries are looped into the process before and after the bacteria and yeasts do their thing.

This beer just bursts with fresh raspberry aromas that really burst with each sip as well. There’s a subtle tartness in the finish that is both playful and attention-grabbing. All in all, this truly is a biological beauty of a beer. Drink fresh, in the sun, and if you have them – friends.

“We used golden raspberries to brew with, which gives this sour a touch of sweetness. There is also a bright, tart fruit and citrus flavor that comes through. The sour acidity plays well with the raspberry flavor. This is a very unique sour, and WELL worth the wait!” – ” Barrel Aging/Pilot System Manager, Brent Cordle. “

Odell Brazzle is available in 750ml bottles and draft.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Barrel Aged. Raspberries.)
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Corked & Caged
Latest Return: Late March 2018

5.4% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal