Topic Archives: Blueberries

Posted in Don't Miss This, Founders Brewing, New Releases

Bourbon & blueberry dessert: Founders Lizard of Koz

Founders Lizard of Koz bottle

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.

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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.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Blueberries, Chocolate, Vanilla Beans. Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Debut: November,  2016

10.5% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Orpheus Brewing, Seasonal Return

Orpheus Wandering Blues Blueberry Sour is back

Orpheus Wandering Blues

Orpheus Wandering Blues, a blueberry sour ale was the Atlanta based brewery’s first bottle release. Bottles are available again starting today.

Orpheus Wandering Blues uses Mosaic hops, fermented with saison yeast, and soured with the brewery’s house Lactobacillus. The blueberries were juiced by Arden’s Garden.

RELATED: Orpheus Coffee Minotaur coming in August

After the fateful serpent bite which killed his wife, Eurydice, Orpheus spent years wandering the earth in mourning. His sad songs eventually moved a stone and opened the entrance to the underworld, where he journeyed down to Hades in search of her. In his wandering, visions of Eurydice danced around in his head, both his curse and his solace.

Orpheus Wandering Blues is back on tap as of July 28th. 22 ounce bottles will be available at both the brewery, and limited distribution starting August 31st, 2016.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Blueberries)
Hops: Mosaic
Malts: Two row barley, white wheat, flaked wheat
Yeast: French Saison, House Lactobacillus

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Latest Return: 7/28/16 (Draft) Bottles, 8/31/16

7% ABV

Image via Orpheus Brewing

Posted in Seasonal Return, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Brettaberry returns with hot new artwork

Wicked Weed Brettaberry is returning to shelves once again. This year it is sporting some sexy new artwork.

A ton of fruit (literally and figuratively) goes into making Wicked Weed Brettaberry. The Brettanomyces heavy beer has around one half pound per gallon of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and honey, taking fruit to the next level.

A half pound per gallon of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries are packed into this effervescent Brettanomyces ale. These berries combine with honey to create the bursting fruit flavor of a freshly baked berry pie. Blended with a light portion of our golden sour and aged in French oak foeders, Brettaberry then bottle conditions until ripe for the picking.

Wicked Weed Brettaberry is a 500 milliliter bottle offering, seasonally.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, HoneyOak Aged.)
Availability: 500ml Bottles
Latest Return: August, 2016

5.5% ABV

Wicked Weed Brettaberry bottle

Last year bottle artwork. Pic: Beer Street Journal

Posted in New Beers, Westbrook Brewing Co
Posted in Bruery Terreux, New Beers
Posted in Don't Miss This, Prairie Artisanal Ales

Prairie 4th Anniversary: A wild blueberry party

Prairie 4th Anniversary

Prairie 4th Anniversary is all about blueberries. The farmhouse brewery is about to have a birthday.

The brewery, founded by two brothers, loves wild and funky. Prairie 4th Anniversary touts that in droves – an American wild ale brewed with blueberries.

Previous anniversary beers include 3rd Anniversary brewed with raspberries, and 2nd Anniversary (Chardonnay barrel-aged farmhouse ale).

Prairie 4th Anniversary will be a 16.9 ounce bottle offering. No release date has been set.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Blueberries)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles
Debut: TBA

7.5% ABV

Posted in Creature Comforts, Don't Miss This

Creature Comforts The Curious No. 8 debuts July 10th

Creature Comforts The Curious No. 8

Creature Comforts The Curious No. 8 will release on a special tour on July 10th.

This release arises from the brewery’s Emergence project. The project features a tart blonde ale, that was fermented with at least four strains of the brewery’s house yeast, rested in wine barrels. Variations of that release spawned The Curious No. 6 (aged on peaches).

To create Creature Comforts The Curious No. 8, the brewery selected two wine barrels from the base Emergence beer, chosen for the strong berry character. Blueberries from Rhonda’s Blueberries in Union Point, Georgia were added to those select barrels.

Chris and Rhonda grow the best blueberries we’ve ever tasted, and the blueberries picked for this beer are Ochlockonee blueberries. You can try these at the Athens Farmers Market where Rhonda’s blueberries are sold.

Creature Comforts The Curious No. 8 will be available on a special tour at the brewery in Athens, Georgia on July 10th. Attendees will get to try The Curious No. 7, food from Savory Spoon, and two bottles of No. 8. Tour starts at 1 pm.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Blueberries. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles. Brewery release only.
Debut: 7/10/16

6.8% ABV

Tour vouchers can be purchased here