This beer is already in the lead for best beer name of 2017. Saint Arnold Raspberry AF hits shelves this month.
The Houston, Texas based brewery touts a half a million raspberries in each batch, which surely made that brewhouse smell Raspberry AF. The base beer is Boiler Room Berliner Weisse, that has gotten friendly with 3,000 pounds of the fresh fruit. That’s a half mil raspberries, or 255,000 cupcakes, or 2,132 raspberry pies, depending on the exchange rate, and strength of the yen.
“It is important to me that we use only real raspberries as opposed to a fruit extract even though the raspberries are several times more expensive. The result is an amazingly refreshing yet bright and fruity beer. And the color is 100% from the raspberries!” – Brock Wagner, Founder – Saint Arnold
Saint Arnold Raspberry AF started when eight different wine barrels were filled with different fruit. The barrel with raspberries, or RAF, was the clear winner.
Texas and Louisiana will have 12 ounce cans in hand sometime after St. Patrick’s Day 2017.
3.6% ABV, 7 IBUs
This new IPA is packed with all the juicy hops you love, including Citra, Mosaic, Southern Passion, and new Experimental 9326 hops. Lovers of haze, take note.
…it’s a bewitching confluence of tropical, citrus, & stone fruit flavors and aromas that will make you extremely glad that it came in a 4-pack.
Modern Times Effective Dreams will go on sale on Brown Paper Tickets March 20th. The brewery will email a link for purchase the day of.
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Southern Passion, Experimental 9326
Yeast: London III
Availability: 16oz Cans
Jackalope Brewing Lovebird, a limited release hefeweizen, has been canned once again.
Creating Lovebird requires nearly 200 pounds of strawberries, and raspberries. Perfect for drinking in rounds of two, or with someone you love.
The fruit adds a tartness and berry aroma, as well as a slightly pink color to the brew.
Jackalope Brewing Lovebird is available in limited quantities around Nashville, Tennessee in 12 ounce cans, and draft.
4.4% ABV, 12 IBUs
Image: Jackalope Brewing
A beer that might have you dreaming of warmer temperatures. Victory Homegrown American Lager is on deck by the Pennsylvania based brewery.
Using American whole cone hops, the brewery touts this future lager at “distinctly resinous”. Victory may lean towards German whole flower hops like Hallertau, and European styles like pilsner and radler, Homegrown New American Lager features Yakima, Washington grown hops. Brewed just outside the birthplace of America – Philadelphia. Seems pretty “homegrown” to us.
All-American hop aromatics-dank aroma. Dry-hopped aggressively. Full flavor, but dry finish. Clean VBC lager profile.
Victory Homegrown New American Lager is slated to be a draft, 12 ounce can, and bottle release. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.
Availability: 12oz Cans, 12oz Bottles, Draft.
SweetWater Wookie Down joins the brewery’s Dank Tank Series starting this week.
Recently the Atlanta-based brewery re-brewed Pulled Porter from the Dank series. This was the first time the brewery canned a Dank Tank release. Now apart of the same series is SweetWater Wookie Down, an imperial red ale.
This forthcoming release is brewed in celebration of the brewery’s annual 420 Fest, held every April in downtown Atlanta. You might recall 420 Fest Double IPA from 2015.
This edition is an imperial red ale, big on tropical citrus flavors and a sweet malt body.
Dressed to get pressed at the fest, El Dank took one whiff of his stash of Simcoe, Mosaic and Waimea hops and dove straight in. Feeling no pain with lots to gain, El D saddled up next to a big bodied mahogany/red beauty of an ale looking to mingle a blast of his stash of tropical citrus aromas with her big bodacious sweet maltified booty. Overindulging as always, Danko peaked at 7.6% ABV, causing him to spin with the spinners ’til he spun out and was left face up in the field. Eyes open but case closed.
The 2017 fest lineup includes Widespread Panic, Ween, and Slightly Stoopid.
SweetWater Wookie Down is a draft and 16 ounce can release, starting in mid-March.
Style: Imperial Red Ale
Availability: 16oz cans, Draft.
Debut: Mid-March, 2017
7.6% ABV, 82 IBUs
Red Hare SPF 50/50, once a seasonal offering by the Marietta, Georgia based brewery, is now year-round.
Taking the brewery’s year-round, Gangway IPA, and blends it with their house made grapefruit soda. The end result is a hoppy, low alcohol by volume, HOPPY shandy/radler. If you think it sounds weird, we admit it is. But really, it works.
Wishing you were still on vacation? Transport yourself with Red Hare’s take on the classic European Radler. We’ve blended our Gangway India Pale Ale with our house-made grapefruit juice to create an India Pale Radler. This iPR “delivers a refreshing flavor that reminds you of the beach where it is always happy hour, and recovery is only a bacon buffet away.
Red Hare SPF 50/50 is a 12 ounce can and draft offering, now year-round in March, 2017.
4.2% ABV, 38 IBUs
Burial Beer Winnower debuts in cans on March 10th.
Asheville, North Carolina local French Broad Chocolates brought Burial Beer the cocoa nibs, and the brewery combined them with fresh raspberries. It was up to the brewers to find balance. Burial refers to the beer as in extreme luxury (a mortal sin). You decide.
What which we crave, we seek endlessly. Whether morning, noon, or night, our dreams are overrun with unearthly delights. Our eyes wide, seeking an out of body experience, lost in the depths of decadence. But we learn. The Winnower peels back the layers of excess, uncovering the beauty of balance. Blended among a backbone of well-kilned chocolate malts, our mild, black Porter rests upon 300 pounds of local, French Broad Chocolates cocoa nibs and an immense amount of crushed raspberries.
Burial Beer Winnower will be available 16oz cans (4 packs) when the brewery opens on March 10th. Limited distribution to follow.