The Bruery 10 Lords a Leaping will be the 10th release in the ’12 Days of Christmas’ Series.
A decade ago, Placentia, California based The Bruery debuted the first in a line of 12 Beers brewed in honor of nearly 250-year-old “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. The first beer should be obvious – A Partridge in a Pear Tree, a Belgian strong dark brewed with spices.
Each year, the style has varied, from Two Turtle Doves to this year’s coming release – The Bruery 10 Lords a Leaping.
In lieu of 10 Lords, the brewery has 10 spices “leaping” into this seasonal release. The lineup includes coriander, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, mace, anise, dried apples, and cloves.
Wassail is known for warmth and spices. The tenth verse of our Twelve Beers of Christmas™ saga goes leaps and bounds beyond a traditional winter warmer, drawing inspiration from the dark, spiced ales from Belgium and our love for experimental brewing in SoCal. 10 Lords-A-Leaping is a dark imperial wit ale featuring 10 different spices… which complement the spiced notes imparted from the yeast and prance upon the rich, dark-fruited character of the specialty malts.
The Bruery 10 Lords A Leaping will be a 750-milliliter release.
9 Ladies Dancing – Tiramisu Inspired Strong Ale (2016)
8 Maids-A-Milking – Imperial Milk Stout (2015)
7 Swans-A-Swimming – Belgian-style quadrupel (2014)
6 Geese-A-Laying – Belgian-style Dark Ale, with cape gooseberries (2013)
5 Golden Rings – Golden Ale, with cinnamon, allspice, ginger, pineapple (2012)
4 Calling Birds – Belgian-style Dark Ale, with gingerbread spices (2011)
3 French Hens – Belgian-style Dark Ale, partial French oak aged (2010)
2 Turtles Doves – Belgian-style Dark/Porter Blend, with pecans and cocoa nibs (2009)
A Partridge in a Pear Tree – Belgian-style dark ale with candi sugar (2008)
Funky Buddha Muy Bonita is back in action in March.
A big sister to the Oakland Park, Florida based brewery’s Bonita Applebum Apple Pie Brown (note the allusion to A Tribe Called Quest), Funky Buddha Muy Bonita is anything but small. The imperial brown ale is brewed with apple, cinnamon, and vanilla. Definitely, the bigger, badder “bum”.
The big sister to our Bonita Applebum Apple Pie Brown, Muy Bonita is a bigger, badder ‘bum. This double brown ale flaunts a bodacious body and a stunning combination of real cinnamon, vanilla, and apples. So thick, she’s like a hip hop song.
Funky Buddha Muy Bonita is a part of the brewery’s Small Batch Series, with likes of Lemon Meringue Pie, and Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Available in 22 ounce bottles for a limited time starting March 19th.
8.8% ABV, 35 IBUs
PIC: Funky Buddha
Not Your Mom’s Apple Pie is on deck from Small Town Brewery. Another in an expanding line of flavored beers.
Small Town made an industry splash when they released Not Your Father’s Root Beer, an alcoholic root beer. Following that release came Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale. In June, Not Your Father’s Cream Ale expanded the lineup.
Additionally, a boozier edition of Not Your Father’s Root Beer (to the tune of 10.7% alcohol by volume) started shipping nationally.
The fifth bottled offering by Small Town Craft Brewery looks to be Not Your Mom’s Apple Pie. A beer brewed with apple juice, Madagascar vanilla beans, cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavor aligns a bit with the heavy selling Redd’s Apple Ale, which really pushed “apple ales” mainstream.
The is beer is as American as Mom’s apple pie. In fact we brew it with apple juice, Madagascar vanilla, cinnamon, & nutmeg to bring you a crisp one of a kind dessert brew.
Not Your Mom’s Apple Pie will be a 12 ounce bottle release. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.
Redd’s Apple Ale launched a few years ago, and was met with instant popularity. It was that success that prompted Miller Coors to extend the brand to lineup to include Green Apple Ale, and Strawberry Ale.
Redd’s Blueberry Ale is hitting shelves now, a blend of apple and blueberry flavors.
This flavor offers ripe blueberry tones, ending with the signature crisp apple character fans know and love.
Redd’s Blueberry Ale is a 12 ounce bottle, and 16 ounce can offering, seasonally.
Note: The Redd’s line is NOT gluten-free. The drink is a beer base. This article was corrected to reflect the seasonality of this release, not year-round as previously mentioned.
Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale will be one of the beers in May’s return of Beer Camp Across America.
The last round of Beer Camp Across America in 2014 featured 12 hand-picked breweries that created their own unique beer. In 2016, 30 breweries come together, paired by geographic locations.
Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale covers the northeast region of the United States – a collaboration with Devil’s Backbone (Virginia), Dogfish Head (Delaware), Lawson’s Finest Liquids (Vermont), Stoudt’s Brewing (Pennsylvania), and Trillium Brewing Company (Massachusetts). For those of you that remember history, all those states were among the 13 originals.
Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot is an “old-meets-new” take on a pale ale by brewers all located in the original 13 colonies. It features rye and apples, which were among the first ingredients used by American breweries in the colonies, alongside bold American hops-hallmarks of our modern craft beer “revolution.”
Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale will be a 12 ounce bottle offering in May, a part of the brewery’s Beer Camp Across America 12 pack. The beer will also be featured at the special Beer Camp events across the country.
Fonta Flora Land Trust will be available starting January 16, 2016. A collaboration with the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina and Fox Gap Farms.
Fonta Flora Land Trust is an “Appalachian Apple Saison” that features North Carolina Riverbend Malt, barley smoked in-house with Fox Gap applewood. The saison features Fonta Flora’s mix culture saison yeast. But wait, there’s more.
Land Trust went through a second fermentation, this time with Fox Gap Farms organic apple juice, and foraged spice bush twigs. Oh yeah, there is a third fermentation in the bottle.
A portion of the proceeds from this new saison will benefit the Foothills conservation effort.
Anheuser-Busch has joined the “apple train” with the addition of Bud Light Apple. A-B InBev’s biggest competition MillerCoors has found great success with the addition of Redd’s Apple Ale. So much so, that the brand extension has added Strawberry, Sweet Tea, and Cranberry editions.
You’ll recall this isn’t the first time that Anheuser-Busch has released a spin on their most popular brand Bud Light. Specifically, the Bud Light “Rita” Series, with Lemon-Ade-Rita, Mang-O-Rita, Lime-A-Rita just to name a few.
The Rita Series was such a popular addition for A-B that it prompted Dos Equis to release Dos-A-Rita.
Anheuser-Busch has launched this new beer, in the state of Georgia only as a limited release. Interestingly, since the first mention of this beer appeared on Beer Street Journal, the brewery agreed to acquisition terms with SABMiller. If that deal goes through, the mega-brewery would own both Redd’s Apple Ale, and Bud Light Apple.
Let’s not forget the Anheuser-Busch marketing team’s strike against peach pumpkin ales, and this summer’s shot at watermelon wheat beers. I guess the Anheuser-Busch market research has proven that people cheer when you bring apples to the party. Just ask MillerCoors.