Topic Archives: Canned Craft Beer

Posted in Good People Brewing, Seasonal Return

Good People Snake Handler cans reappear

Good People Snake Handler

Good People Snake Handler, one of Alabama’s most well-known beers, available in cans once again.

The imperial IPA is actually a year-round offering on draft. Once a year, the Birmingham brewery cans this offering. The most common compliment by the brewery’s fans – this beer is dangerously drinkable.

Dangerously drinkable, this Double IPA brew is a spirited celebration of all things hoppy. Aromas of pine, citrus, flowers, spice, pineapple, and grassiness complement a biscuit and caramel backbone. Hands down, our most requested beer.

Good People Snake Handler is a 12 ounce can during January and February,

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Columbus, Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe, Chinook
Malts: 2-Row, Specialty Malts
Yeast: California Ale

Availability: 12oz Cans, Jan-Feb. Year-round on draft.

10% ABV, 100+ IBUs

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases

Love breakfast beer? Wicked Weed French Toast Imperial Stout bottles debut

Wicked Weed French Toast

Wicked Weed French Toast Imperial Stout has transitioned from a Pub Can release, to full bottle production. Originally the first can release by the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery.

Fans of having beer for breakfast will throughly enjoy this one. Wicked Weed French Toast Imperial Stout is brewed with cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla beans.

The scuttle of dried leaves blowing across the sidewalk; brisk, cool days filled with invigorating mountain air; the sweet, welcoming scent of French Toast cooking in our families’ kitchen: This is winter, and French Toast Imperial Stout is the perfect accompaniment to the season. This robust, dark stout is finely complimented by zesty cinnamon, smooth vanilla, and the comforting sweetness of only the best maple syrup. Cheers to the season!

Wicked Weed French Toast Imperial Stout is available in 16.9 ounce bottles in January, 2017.

Style: Imperial Stout (Cinnamon, Vanilla, Maple Syrup)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles
Latest Release: January, 2017

8.8% ABV

Wicked Weed French Toast cans

The original Wicked Weed French Toast Pub Can. PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, SweetWater Brewing

420 Fest is coming. So is SweetWater Wookie Down

SweetWater Wookie Down

SweetWater Wookie Down will join the brewery’s Dank Tank Series in the near future.

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. Up soon the same series is SweetWater Wookie Down, an imperial red ale.

RELATED: SweetWater Dank Tank Series

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 will be a draft and 16 ounce can release.

Style: Imperial Red Ale
Availability: 16oz cans, Draft.
Debut: Spring, 2017

7.6% ABV, 82 IBUs

Posted in Flat 12 Bierwerks, New Releases

Coffee Collab: Flat 12 Downtown Tinker Brown

Flat 12 Downtown Tinker Brown

Buzz beer might be the perfect term for Flat 12 Downtown Tinker Brown. The Indianapolis, Indiana based brewery has a coffee laden seasonal headed to shelves.

It may be too early to think about spring seasonals, but you’ll be able to enjoy this one until it feels warmer. Sean Lewis, Flat 12’s head brewer, created a brown ale brewed with milk sugar, and single-origin Colombian coffee beans roasted to by the experts at Tinker Coffee.

“We met the guys at Tinker Coffee through mutual friends around their opening November 2014. We really liked their coffee so we paid them a visit and proposed trading for beer. That led to talks about creating some beers together. It’s cool to be able to work with friends in different local industries and we’re really looking forward to our first can release.” – Head Brewer Sean Lewis

This is the first time the duo have created a full scale collaboration. Last year, Tinker Coffee provided beans for a variant of Flat 12’s Pinko Russian Imperial Stout.

Flat 12 Downtown Tinker Brown is now available in 12 ounce cans and draft, as a spring 2017 seasonal.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Coffee. Lactose.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Spring Seasonal.
Debut: 1/6/17

6% ABV, 28 IBUs

Posted in Birdsong Brewing Co., New Releases

Birdsong Honey Pie Double IPA cans debut this week

Birdsong Honey Pie Double IPA

Birdsong Honey Pie Double IPA will be available in cans this month.

“Heaven in a glass” is what the Charlotte, North Carolina brewery call this imperial India pale ale. The magic maker in this beer is the amount of locally harvested Cloister Honey.

In this limited release brew, a solid malt foundation is complimented by a generous amount of locally harvested honey and you guessed it… Hops! Our unique blend of hops will deliver aromas of honeydew and grapefruit, and will have you pouring the second beer before you finish the first.

Birdsong Honey Pie Double IPA will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft starting January 12th, 2017.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Honey)
Hops: Cascade, Fuggle, Columbus, Chinook
Malts: 2 Row, Caramel 40

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 1/12/17

8.9% ABV, 80 IBUs

Posted in New Releases, Second Self Brewing Company

Second Self Bleeding Heart, For Valentine’s Day

Second Self Bleeding Heart

Heartbroken? Just love chocolate? Second SelBleeding Heart Red Ale has you covered either way.

Cocoa and vanilla are the stars in Second Self Bleeding Heart, Inspired by southern-style red velvet cake. 2017 is the first time this beer has been canned.

Red malts and cocoa lend the beer a festive pink color, and the vanilla is the icing on top, rounding out each sip at the end of the taste. Co-founders Jason and Chris have been developing the recipe for over eight years.

Bleeding Heart is actuall part of series of “Hearts” series. Other releases have included:

  • Bitter Heart – Red Ale, extensively dry hopped. Extra hoppy, extra bitter. The real Valentine’s Day beer.
  • Wild Heart – Red Ale, gone sour.

Second Self Bleeding Heart is available in 12 ounce cans and draft through February, 2017.

Style: Amber Ale (w/ Cocoa, Vanilla.)
Availability: Draft Only
Latest Return: January, 2017

6.9% ABV, 27 IBUs

 

Posted in Coming Soon, Sam Adams

Samuel Adams Fresh as Helles coming in March

Samuel Adams Fresh As Helles

Samuel Adams Fresh As Helles, a new lager, will join the brewery’s lineup March, preceded by new seasonal Hopscape.

In the fall of 2016, the Boston, Massachusetts brewer created the first batches of Samuel Adams Fresh As Helles. The lager features Mandarina hops, and orange blossom petals.

In a special breakfast during this year’s Great American Beer Festival, Jim Koch introduced Fresh As Helles to a small group of attendees. The malt-forward boasts notes of honey and orange citrus. A winter seasonal, the citrus in the is beer will remind you that spring is not far behind.

Fresh as Helles is a refreshing light amber, medium-bodied helles brewed with Mandarina hops and orange blossom petals. The beer’s lively, citrus flavors pair perfectly with the changing season. Soft citrus notes of orange blossom add a bright accent to the slightly sweet honey malt notes, leading to a round, smooth finish.

Samuel Adams Fresh As Helles will be a 12 ounce bottle, can, and draft release starting in March instead of February.

Style: Helles Lager (w/ Orange Blossom)
Hops: Mandarina
Availability: 12oz Cans, Bottles. Draft. March-April
Debut: March, 2016

5.4% ABV, 18 IBUs