If this is Burial Beer Co.’s idea of what the rivers in hell taste like, count us in.
The Asheville, North Carolina based brewery’s Solera program has yielded another release, and it indeed runs deep red. Burial The River to Hell Runs Red is Oud Bruin ale (Flanders Brown Ale) that spent 6 months in Brunello foeders, only to be re-fermented in Sanctuary Vineyards Tempranillo barrels for 9 months. Hold on, not done. 75% of this sour ale was aged on raspberries, while the remaining 25% on blueberries.
The release is truly a dark, brooding, sour ale. As it warms the depth of this beer is revealed – a wash of bold Spanish black grapes and a subtle hint of dry Italian wine barrel, finishing with just the tiniest hint of vinegar and raspberry. Fans of sours like The Bruery Tart of Darkness or Jolly Pumpkin Noel De Calabaza will find a new love in hell here.
Burial The River to Hell Runs Red is a brewery only release, in 16.9-ounce bottles.
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Boulevard Jam Band that was a draft exclusive in the past, is coming to cans.
This Smokestack Series release is a fruity one. The base beer is created with two-row barley, acidulated malt, and Topaz hops. The “humongous” fruit character (jammy?) comes from blueberry, red raspberry, and tart cherry juice blended at the end of fermentation.
Starting in February, look for Boulevard Jam Band to debut in 12-ounce cans, year-round. The alcohol by volume is a touch lower than its predecessor, now at 5.9% instead of 7%.
Jam Band pours a deep ruby and opens with aromas of dark berries, melon and subtle citrus. Minimal, supporting malt sweetness provides a platform from which blueberry, red raspberry and tart cherry sing resulting in a slightly tart, easy-drinking summer beer that begs for an encore.
Boulevard Jam Band will be available nationally starting in February 2018.
5.9% ABV, 6 IBUs
SweetWater Brewing’s 20-plus years of operation have been shaped by three beers – 420 Pale Ale, IPA, and Blue. Incidentally, that’s their ranking in annual sales as well.
When the brewery first started canning in 2014, 420 and IPA got the nod, but Blue never got the call for aluminum. Love it or hate it, the blueberry wheat beer has always held its own in the brewery’s lineup, but was passed up for canning in lieu of seasonals, and more recently, the Dank Tank releases. Not anymore.
SweetWater Blue will soon be available in 12-ounce cans for the first time in the near future, ending the lurking can question for the “infamous” wheat beer.
A timeline has not officially been set for the release.
Terrapin Blueberry Thyme Saison is slated to be the 30th edition in the brewery’s Side Project Series.
Incorporating one of the Athens, Georgia based brewery’s bright farmhouse ales, and aged it on fresh blueberries and thyme. The beer pours a beautiful light purple color thanks to the fresh blueberry additions.The thyme adds an interesting summer touch. We enjoyed it
Our newest Saison is a blend of fresh summer flavors. The tart sweetness of ripe blueberries combined with the floral warmth of thyme evoke garden memories in the culinarily-inspired brew.
Terrapin Blueberry Thyme Saison 16.9 ounce bottle release for the summer season, debuting in late-May, 2017.
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Abita Blueberry Wheat is back in the brewery’s lineup this month, complimenting their popular Strawberry Lager.
Fresh Louisiana blueberries highlight Abita Blueberry Wheat. The base wheat beer is hopped with German Perle hops.
This crisp wheat beer has the aroma and flavor of fresh Louisiana blueberries. It’s brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and hopped with German Perle hops, then the juice from local blueberries is added to complement the toasty malt flavor. All our Harvest Series brews are made with the finest Louisiana-grown ingredients.
Abita Blueberry Wheat is a 12 ounce bottle and draft summer seasonal offering.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: June, 2017
4.4% ABV, 16 IBUs
Perhaps this is proof beer can be anything. Red Hare Berry Belgian Waffle is now now shelves.
This summer, the Marietta, Georgia based brewery released Cottontail Creamsic-ale, an orange creamcicle flavored pale ale. Building off the buzz that beer created is a new food inspired beer- Berry Belgian Waffle.
The base beer is a Belgian-style ale, brewed with bluberries, and favors that mimic waffles. Yes, beer can be anything you want it to be.
Red Hare Berry Belgian Waffle will be a 12 ounce can and draft offering.
Founders Lizard of Koz. Read the name, it’s a about to get decadent from here.
Joining the Backstage Series in December, “Lizard” looks to send out 2016 with a bang. The base beer for Founders Lizard of Koz is an imperial stout, brewed with blueberries, chocolate and vanilla. The finishing touch is the bourbon barrel aging.
The name celebrates the birthday of Founders brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki’s little sister Liz. Blueberries, chocolate and vanilla are among her favorite ingredients.
What you’ll taste.
If ever there was a dessert beer, you’ve found it Lizard of Koz. It’s not easy to push the bourbon barrel-aged flavors of a beer to the backseat in a beer, but the chocolate, vanilla, and blueberries have done it. Those three dominate the flavor up front with a lingering vanilla-bourbon boozy flavor lingering in the finish.
Founders Lizard of Koz is a 750 milliliter bottle offering, across the brewery’s 39 states in limited quantities in November, 2016.
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