Topic Archives: Brown Ales

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Founders Brewing

Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown coming in May

Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown

Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown is the next specialty offering by the Grand Rapids, Michigan based brewery.

Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown has the look and feel of a beer from the brewery’s Backstage Series – Frangelic Mountain Brown Ale. While that edition was brewed with hazelnut coffee, this “mountain” brown ale is brewed with Sumatran coffee.

The is bold brown ale gets its body form a team of malts, including caramel malt for sweetness, flaked barley for dense foam, a bit of chocolate malt for color, and aromatic and munich malts for added depth. German and perle hops add a touch of bitterness to balance the sweetness. The addition of rich Sumatra coffee takes this perfectly balance brown ale to a decadent level.

Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown will be a 12 ounce bottle release. Tap room on April 29th, Distribution starting May 2, 2016.

Style: Imperial Brown Ale (w/ Coffee)
Hops: German, Perle
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: May, 2016

9% ABV

Other coffee infused beers by Founders includes: Breakfast Stout, Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Canadian Breakfast Stout and Frangelic Mountain Brown.



Posted in Burial Beer Co, Seasonal Return

Burial Bolo Coconut Brown cans

Burial Bolo Coconut Brown

Burial Bolo Coconut Brown cans will be back on sale in the tap room on February 17th, 2016. The Asheville, North Carolina’s brown ale is easily one of the brewery’s most popular releases.

Instead of the popular porter or stout choice as a style when brewing with coconut, Burial Bolo Coconut Brown‘s base is (as redundant as this writing is sounding), a brown ale.

The cleaver’s blade is strong enough and sharp enough to crack the toughest of coconuts. Easy drinking without lacking flavor, the addition of coconut is the perfect compliment to the subtle sweetness and nutty undertones present from the specialty malts.

Burial Bolo Coconut Brown is a 16 ounce can offering. Distribution typically follows shortly after.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Coconut)
Availability: 16oz Cans
Latest Return: Fall, 2016

5.6% ABV, 30 IBUs

Burial Bolo Brown Ale cans

Posted in Clown Shoes Brewing, Coming Soon

Clown Shoes The Barista coming in January

Clown Shoes The Barista

Clown Shoes The Barista will be available in late January, 2016.

Think of the brewery’s labels like an on-going comic book. The characters reprise roles in other series (beers), or take on a new persona in a new beer. The latter is the case here. The brewery’s Brown Angel, a brown ale has taken on a new role in a coffee shop.

The brewery has created a breakfast brown ale by adding milk sugar (lactose), cold brewed espresso, and oatmeal to the brown ale base.

A Clown Shoes legend, Brown Angel, put away her dancing shoes to focus on extracting espresso, brewing coffee, and pouring latte art with zen-like focus. The Barista Breakfast Brown is crafted with Maris Otter malt, flaked oatmeal, cold brewed espresso, milk sugars and the spirit of angel wings.

Clown Shoes The Barista will be a 22 ounce bottle offering in late-January, 2016.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Espresso, Lactose)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: Late January, 2016

8% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Red Brick Brewing

Red Brick Southern Roots, a sweet potato beer

Red Brick Sweet Potato Brown Ale

Red Brick Southern Roots, a sweet potato brown ale, debuts on Black Friday. The base beer, a brown ale, is brewed with a fall spice blend, plus sweet potatoes, or course.

This brown ale is brewed with real sweet potatoes and a blend of ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. It sports a malty body that gives notes of pecans and toasted marshmallow.

Red Brick Southern Roots will be available in 12 ounce cans, and draft both at the brewery, and exclusively at Taco Mac (or T. Mac, whichever they are called now.) through December, 2015.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Sweet Potato, Ginger, Nutmeg, Allspice, Cinnamon)
Hops: Glacier

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Release: Black Friday, 2015

6% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Wild Heaven Craft Beers

Wild Heaven Ode to Mercy Special Winter Ale bottled for the first time

Wild Heaven Ode to Mercy Special Winter Ale

Wild Heaven Ode To Mercy Special Winter Ale has become a seasonal Atlanta favorite over the past few years. A wintery spin on the brewery’s year-round brown ale always signals cold weather is coming.

Wild Heaven Ode to Mercy Special Winter Ale is being bottled for the first time today, in 22 ounce format. Brewmaster Eric Johnson took Wild Heaven Ode To Mercy, and added bourbon soaked oak chips.  he result is a winter beer with oak, vanilla, coffee, with a semi sweet finish.

You’ll find Special Winter Ale in 22 ounce bottles and draft. (Within the week of this update)

Style: American Brown Ale (w/ Bourbon Soaked Oak Chips)

Availability: Draft. 22oz Bottles (New)
Return & Bottle Launch: Early November, 2015

8.2% ABV

Posted in New Beers, Wormtown Brewery

Wormtown Blizzard of 78

Wormtown Blizzard of 78

Wormtown Blizzard of 78

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Belgium

New Belgium Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, a Ben & Jerry’s collab launches soon

New Belgium Ben & Jerrys Beer

New Belgium Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, a new collaboration with Ben & Jerry’s is on the horizon in Fort Collins, Colorado. The chocolate-y brown ale initially looks to benefit, or at least create awareness for Protect Our Winters, an organization founded by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones. The organization seeks to lessen the impact of climate change on America’s snow laden mountains.

When two B Corps come together, delicious ideas are created. Our mutual dedication to using business as a force for good means you get to enjoy this brown ale laden with the chocolatey, salted-caramel, vanilla goodness while helping Protect Our Winters combat climate change. Dig in!

New Belgium Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale will be available in 12 ounce bottles. Ben & Jerry’s is releasing Salted Caramel Brown-ie Ale ice cream to compliment the beer. The frozen flavor consists of New Belgium Brown Ale Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Swirls and Fudge Brownies. 

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Cocoa)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Release: Early November, 2015

6.3% ABV