Topic Archives: Canned Craft Beer

Posted in 21st Amendment Brewing, Seasonal Return

21st Amendment Watermelon Funk is back for another summer

21st Amendment Watermelon Funk

Back for another fun summer in the sun is 21st Amendment Watermelon Funk. The beer was first canned in June of last year. 

The brewery’s Hell or High Watermelon Wheat making an appearance on shelves means warm weather is finally here. Prior to Watermelon Funk’s debut last year, the San Francisco based brewery had been “funking with greatness” in small batches. The now well-known Hell or High Watermelon Wheat beer was kettle soured Lactobacillus Planterum bacteria, resulting in the perfect complement to the slightly sweeter melon sibling.

…bright, tart, citrus notes, this beer finishes with a spicy farmhouse character from its French Saison yeast strain.

21st Amendment Watermelon Funk is brewed with 100% pure watermelon puree. Look for it nationally again in 12-ounce cans and draft for a limited time.

Style: American Sour/Wild Ale (w/ Watermelon)
Hops: Magnum
Malts: 2 Row, White Wheat

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: June 2017
Latest Return: Late May 2018

6.7% ABV

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

SweetWater Twisted Fish is a beautiful, hoppy, water saving pilsner

SweetWater Twisted Fish cans

SweetWater Twisted Fish is hitting shelves this week – brewed with and for Building Conservation Trust. The Trust is the Coastal Conservation Association’s National Habitat Program.

Water is the biggest component of every beer, and Atlanta based SweetWater Brewing Co. is dedicated to protecting the Earth’s precious liquid. In 2006, the brewery launched the “Save Our Water” initiative in conjunction with local Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Every summer since, SweetWater has donated $100,000 dollars to clean water and natural habitat protection initiatives around the nation.

In honor of those hard-working freshwater protectors, SweetWater created Twisted Fish. This new pilsner is brewed with traditional Czech yeast, Hallertau hops, pilsner malts while breaking tradition Citra and Mandarina Bavaria hop varieties.

Lagers and pilsners are being seen more frequently on beer shelves, and for most this is a very welcomed sight. SweetWater’s new pilsner is built on a traditional recipe, with an American hoppy twist. The crisp and clean pilsner most certainly has a traditional start with each sip, finishing with a juicier, more citrus hop aroma and flavor. It’s almost a pilsner that finishes with a lingering “hazy IPA” aroma and flavor.

A little bit of the old world and a little bit of the new world make for a truly a unique, pilsner that does some good in the process.

SweetWater Twisted Fish is available in 16-ounce cans and draft across the brewery’s entire 22-state distribution while supplies last. According to the brewery, they have already sold through every keg they have in the taproom.

Style: Pilsner
Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh, Citra, Mandarina Bavaria, Crystal
Malts:  Pilsner, Carapils, Vienna

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Late May 2018

5.3% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in New Releases, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA returns ahead of local art festival

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA 2018

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA is back in cans this weekend, ahead of the local Decatur Arts Festival.

This hoppy release is actually the official beer Decatur Arts Festival. The session India pale ale was a huge hit when first released on draft in 2016.

This year’s release dry-hopped, and features Amarillo, Lemondrop, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops.

…is a 4.6% session IPA that is hazy in appearance and extremely crushable.

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA is available at the taproom starting May 23rd in 12-ounce cans, and draft.

Style: IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Mosaic, Lemondrop, El Dorado
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 5/23/17

4.5% ABV

Image: Three Taverns

Posted in Seasonal Return, The Veil Brewing

So Punk: The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU!

The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU!

The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU! is available again at the brewery in Richmond, Virginia.

This release is a double dry-hopped spin on Veil’s IdontwanttoBU, their “0 International Bitterness Unit” IPA. This edition is blown out of the water with Citra and Mosaic hops.

 This one is incredibly aromatic. We heart this one. – The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU! is available in 16-ounce cans and draft, until it sells out again on May 22nd.

Style: IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 5/23/18

6.9% ABV

Image: The Veil Brewing

Posted in Coming Soon, Ommegang

Ommegang Neon Rainbows will be the brewery’s first in-house can

Ommegang Neon Rainbows

Brewery Ommegang has announced the addition of a canning line to their Cooperstown, New York facility. Their first “in-house” cans will debut this month.

FX Matt Brewing has been assisting Ommegang with canning for the past two years. Witte Wheat Ale and Nirvana IPA, and Short Sleeve Saison have been distributed to New York state only.

Despite the brewery’s diverse portfolio of beers, Ommegang Neon Rainbows has been tapped for their inaugural home aluminum run. Neon Rainbows is just the second release in the brewery’s “Farmstead Series” of beers, following Hopstate NY IPA.

Transcending the Ommegang’s Belgian inspired traditions, Neon Rainbows is a double dry-hopped New England style IPA. Originally, Rainbows was brewed for ‘Belgium comes to Cooperstown Festival’, only to become a favorite with the brewery local and loyal. The big, juicy IPA features a hefty lineup of hops, including Magnum, Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, Centennial, and Topaz. The dank dry-hop lineup includes Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, and Topaz.

Bursting with juicy tropical fruit flavors and aromas and paired with a pillowy mouthfeel and low bitterness, Neon Rainbows is 6.6% ABV and 45 IBUs.

The only downside to this news? Ommegang Neon Rainbows is a brewery only release on May 26th.

Style: Hazy IPA
Hops: Magnum, Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, Centennial, Topaz
Availability: 16oz Cans. Brewery Only
Debut (Cans): 5/26/18

6.6% ABV, 45 IBUs

Posted in Don't Miss This, Hi Wire Brewing, Seasonal Return

Hi-Wire Man Eater, a citrus bomb of an imperial IPA returns this month

Hi-Wire Man Eater

Hi-Wire Man Eater, the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery’s popular imperial IPA returns this month for just the second time in cans.

The hop headliners in this release are Amarillo and Citra. Hopped at a rate of 3.5 pounds per barrel, this beer is full of citrus, floral notes, and spice. In abundance, we might add. You love bold imperial IPAs then but Hi-Wire Man Eater on your must-have list.

Each sip starts with orange zest flavors that turn to a lingering floral finish with a touch of warming alcohol heat. Very bright, very spring-like. Just sit back, relax, and crank up some Hall & Oates.

Hi-Wire Man Eater is already available on draft and in 16-ounce cans in both of the brewery’s taprooms the second week of May. Limited distribution to follow shortly after.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Citra
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.

Debut: March 2017
Latest Return: Mid May 2018

8.3% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

New Hefeweizen: Monday Night Rucksack

Monday Night Rucksack

Monday Night Rucksack, a new hefeweizen by the Atlanta brewery, debuts in cans for the first time.

The traditional German-style wheat beer is brewed with Mandarina Bavaria hops in the boil, and then steeped in orange peel post-fermentation.

Hazy and unfiltered, Rucksack’s wheat malt delivers a bready character that screams citrus fruit when combined with Mandarina Bavaria hops. Steeping this beer with orange peel post-fermentation only accentuates this fruitiness.

Monday Night Ruck Sack is available in 12-ounce cans and draft as an early summer seasonal.

Style: Hefeweizen (w/ Orange Peels)
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Early May 2018

4.9% ABV