Topic Archives: Bananas

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Holland Brewing

New Holland debuts a “Banana Coconut” edition of famed Dragon’s Milk

New Holland Banana Coconut Dragon's Milk

New Holland Banana Coconut Dragon’s Milk will join the “Reserve” lineup of Dragon’s Milk inspired releases. 

The Holland, Michigan based brewery’s Dragon’s Milk is easily one of the most iconic barrel-aged imperial stouts in America. Dating as far back as 2014, the brewery started releasing variants to this stout under the “Reserve” moniker. The series has gotten more and more interesting ever since.

READ MORE: DRAGON’S MILK RESERVE SERIES

This fall, a new limited release rises from the wood – New Holland Banana Coconut Dragon’s Milk. As the name suggests, the brewery aged the imperial stout on bananas, plantains, and coconuts. This fall pastry stout is 11% alcohol by volume.

This release is ridiculous. Phenomenal. Addictive even. The banana balances perfectly with the coconut, which both give way to the chocolatey, oaky vanilla nuances from the wood. This beer is balanced, rich, and nothing short of incredible. If you ask us, drink this beer in abundance. It may win the title as best Reserve Series release yet.

New Holland Banana Coconut Dragon’s Milk is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft as a limited release.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Bananas. Plantains. Coconuts. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: Nugget, Brewer’s Gold
Malts: 2-row, Munich, Caramel, Flaked Barley, Chocolate, Black and Honey

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: September 2018

11% ABV, 30 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns is releasing a “double” edition of their breakfast beer 

Three Taverns Double Smack

Three Taverns Double Smack will be available at the Decatur, Georgia based brewery on September 8th.

The brewery celebrated their 4th anniversary last November and a pastry stout dubbed Morning Stout came with it. The breakfast inspired beer is a coffee milk stout brewed with maple, bacon, and bananas.  In March, the brewery canned the flavor blast in 12-ounce cans.

In September, Three Taverns Double Smack, an even bigger version of Morning Smack will debut at the brewery.

400 bottles of this boozier version go on sale at 11 am, aged for 11 months in fresh bourbon barrels. Limited to 2 per person.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Maple. Bacon. Bananas. Lactose. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. 400 Available. Brewery Only.
Debut: 9/8/18

12.5% ABV 

Posted in Jester King Brewery, New Releases

Jester King Rare Corals, featuring a ton of fruit

Jester King Rare Corals

Jester King Rare Corals, a new farmhouse ale, debuts on March 31st.

A farmhouse ale is nothing new for Jester King. Check out this fruit lineup though. Rare Corals has been re-fermented with guava, bananas, strawberries, cantaloupe, toasted coconut, and chamomile. All in all, around 1,200 pounds fruit.

The base beer was brewed in September of 2016, and fermented in stainless steel with Jester King’s mixed culture of native yeast and bacteria.

Jester King Rare Corals will be available in 750 milliliter bottles when the brewery opens on March 31st.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Guava, Bananas, Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Coconut, Chamoilie.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. 2,000 bottle run.

Debut: 3/31/17

5.3% ABV, 22 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Shock Top

Shock Top Spiced Banana Wheat Launches

Shock Top Spiced Banana Wheat

Shock Top continues their quest to create limited edition flavors with the addition of Shock Top Spiced Banana Wheat.

As with the plethora of other offerings by the brewery, Shock Top uses the base Belgian-style witbier, and nuances it with banana, honey and citrus.

Some Shock Top “limited edition” brews appear solely in their mixed packs.

Style: Witbier (w/ Honey, Banana, Oranges)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Release: August, 2014

5.5% ABV

 

Posted in Rogue Brewing

Dear Elvis, Rogue VooDoo Doughnut Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ale

Rogue-VooDoo-Doughnut-ChocolatePBBanana-Ale-2

Rogue’s second VooDoo Doughnut beer should be popping up at your favorite beer spots shortly if not already. VooDoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut butter, and Banana Ale is the latest tribute to Portland’s Voo Doo Doughnut Shop, which features specialty doughnuts such as a maple bacon bar (which inspired Rogue’s first beer, Maple Bacon Porter), doughnuts with Captain Crunch on top, and doughnuts dipped in everything from bubblegum dust to tang. After the original Maple Bacon Porter receiving mixed reviews, let’s hope that this crazy concoction pleases the palate. Below is the donut the beer is inspired by…

Style: Brown Ale  (w/ Banana ExtractPeanut ExtractChocolate)
Hops: Rogue Farms Revolution, Independent
Malts: 2-Row, c-150, c-175, Carafoam Special II, ChocolateAA

Availability: 25.4 oz bottles
Arrival: TBA

5.3% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Rogue Brewing

A New Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Flavor: Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Ale

Rogue Voodoo Donut Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana

Rogue Ales (Newport, OR) made a real splash in the beer world when then unveiled Voodoo Donut Ale. In honor of a Portland Oregon based Voodoo Donuts breaking the world record for largest box of donuts (666 lbs), the brewery made the first Voodoo Doughnut ale- Maple Bacon Porter. Brewed with real bacon, maple syrup, smoked malt, and vanilla beans. I believe there were even media kits running around that had a pink condom in it.

Looks like another edition is on the horizon – Voodoo Donut Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana. By the looks of it, this beer is modeled after the Memphis Mafia donut. (Elvis inspired? See below.) As it’s predecessor, looks like big painted pink bottles again for this edition.

Style:                   (w/ Banana Extract, Peanut Extract, Chocolate)
Hops: Rogue Farms Revolution, Independent
Malts: 2-Row, c-150, c-175, Carafoam Special II, ChocolateAA

Availability: 25.4 oz bottles
Arrival: TBA

5.3% ABV

Posted in Beer News

Brewing With Banana, Mango, & Coconut

Mongozo is Belgian brewer that has been making a name for themselves in the world by using a unique ingredient.  Brazilian fruits.   We’re talking coconut, quinua, banana, mango & more.  The beers are fair trade, organic, and gluten free.

Monzogo is based in The Netherlands – the name means “To Your Heath!”  in the language of the Chokwe people of Africa.  Sadly, Monzogo beers are not available yet in the United States.  Still look tasty though. [Mongozo]