Topic Archives: Brandy

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Green Flash Brewing

Green Flash Ochre Frumento, the brewery’s booziest ever

Green Flash Ochre Frumento

Green Flash Ochre Frumento will join the brewery’s Barrelmaster Reserve Series on September 17th. Incidentally, the strongest beer the brewery’s has ever released.

The base of Green Flash Ochre Frumento is a barleywine, that has aged a total of 6 years in both bourbon and brandy barrels. The final alcohol by volume is a whopping 17.5%, which is officially the strongest beer the San Diego based brewery has ever released.

 It pours a deep brown and presents an aroma that is sharp and spirit-barrel forward. Prominent flavors of toffee and caramel envelop the palate, and supporting notes of ripened stone fruits with nutty complexity unfold through the finish.

The first release in the series sold out in hours – Lustrous Frumento with Coffee.

There are only 600 bottles of Green Flash Ochre Frumento available. Find it at the brewery’s Cellar 3 Facility on Saturday, September 17th.

Style: American Strong Ales (Barrel Aged. Bourbon. Brandy.)
Availability: 750m Bottles. Limited

Debut: 9/14/16

17.5% ABV

Posted in Lakefront Brewing, New Beers
Posted in Coming Soon, Lakefront Brewing

Lakefront Brandy Barrel Aged Cherry Lager slated for July

Lakefront Brandy Barrel Aged Cherry Lager

Lakefront Brandy Barrel Aged Cherry Lager is slated for a potential July release.

The base lager was brewed with Wisconsin cherries then aged in brandy barrels.

Lakefront Brandy Barrel Aged Cherry Lager will be a 12 ounce bottle offering. According to the brewery, this beer should release in July (if all goes to plan).

Style: Lager (w/ Cherries. Barrel Aged. Brandy)
Release: July, 2016 (Estimated)

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Posted in Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., Don't Miss This, Jester King Brewery, New Releases

Jester King Buford’s Roadside Wares, a new collab

Jester King Buford's Roadside Wares

Jester King Buford’s Roadside Wares, a new collaboration with Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. debuts this month.

The creation of Jester King Buford’s Roadside Wares started back in January of 2015 when Jonathan Buford and Patrick Ware of Arizona Wilderness traveled to Jester King on a cold Texas day. In hand, the duo had Arizona pecans and Sonora white wheat. Jester King’s additions included Texas pecans and local white wheat.

The result is a new American wild ale inoculated with Jester King’s coolship’s mixed culture, aged in brandy barrels that once contained Jester King Repose.

Jester King Buford’s Roadside Wares was  “momentum batch” for the brewery – a batch of beer designed to wake up airborne yeast and bacteria in the air for more spontaneously fermented beers to come that season.

Available at Jester King starting March 18th, at 4 pm.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Pecans. Barrel Aged. Brandy.)
Hops: Fuggle

Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft
Debut: 3/18/16

6.4% ABV

Pics via Jester King

Posted in EPIC Brewing Company, Headlines, Ska Brewing

Epic and Ska Brewing team up on a barrel-aged peach IPA

Epic Skeptic Barrel-Aged Peach IPA 2016

Colorado breweries Epic Brewing and Ska Brewing will debut a new collaboration beer on March 19th – Skeptic Barrel-Aged Peach IPA.

The new beer encompasses each of the brewery’s individual strong points. In the case of Epic – barrel-aging and the fruit. For Ska, hops. The result – Skeptic Barrel-Aged Peach IPA.

We like to view the world with a rational eye, and that’s the beauty of this beer. Share it with a friend – discuss UFO’s, the existence of a soul, how could homing pigeons possibly have ESP, who shot JFK… One thing’s for certain: this collaboration between Epic and Ska, aged in Peach Street Peach Brandy Barrels, is something you can believe in.

Skeptic Barrel-Aged Peach IPA will debut at Collaboration Fest, put on by the Colorado Brewers Guild on March 19th. Distribution across Colorado, and parts of the U.S. to follow after.

Style: IPA (w/ Peaches. Barrel Aged. Peach Brandy.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Release: 3/19/16

7% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Nightshift Brewing

Nightshift Brewing Marilyn, a 400 bottle run

Nightshift Brewing Marilyn

Nightshift Brewing Marilyn will be available on February 17th.

The base beer for Nightshift Brewing Marilyn is a blonde barleywine, aged in apple brandy barrels.

…Sipping with sumptuous notes of honey, toffee, and maple syrup.

This run of Nightshift Marilyn is limited to 400 bottles. $16 dollars each.

Style: Barleywine (Barrel Aged. Brandy.)
Availability: 750ml bottles.
Release: 2/17/16

10.2% ABV

Image via Nightshift 

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

Allagash Evora makes a return this weekend

Allagash Evora

Allagash Evora makes a return to the Allagash lineup on January 9th. The beer has been barrel-aging for the past year.

Allagash Evora starts as a Belgian strong dark ale, aged in stainless steel. It then spends the next year again in Portuguese brandy barrels with Brettanomyces yeast.

Evora is a golden hued ale with aromas of tropical fruit, honey, and spice. Citrus, oak, and earthiness dominate the flavor and give way to hints of bread crust. Malty and robust, this medium bodied beer finishes fruity, dry, and slightly tart.

Allagash Evora is a 12.7 ounce offering. Returning to the tap room on Saturday. Distribution to follow shortly after.

Style: American Wild Ale (Barrel Aged. Brandy.)
Hops: Sorachi Ace, Hallertau, Northern Brewer
Malts: Flaked Oats, Marris Otter

Availability: 12.7 oz Bottles
Release: 1/9/16

9% ABV

Image via Allagash Brewing Company