Reformation Brewery Nolan The Wander debuts in April, a new rotating IPA series.
The Woodstock, Georgia based brewery has partnered with lifestyle company Wander North Georgia for this new release. CEO and co-founder Spencer Nix has a passion for beautiful North Georgia and hopes this release inspires others to explore the area. Nolan the Wanderer is inspired by the quote “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” – a line from J. R. R. Tolkien.
This inaugural release (aka Adventure #001) is a Simcoe dry-hopped American IPA, sporting a 7.2% alcohol by volume.
“We are thrilled to partner with Wander North Georgia and have their authentic, wandering spirit along for this journey. We both share a love for North Georgia and passion to have a lasting value in our community that goes beyond our day-to-day business and this co-branded beer is just the beginning of bringing our community a taste of that very real commitment.” – Spencer Nix, CEO, and co-founder of Reformation Brewery
Reformation Brewery Nolan the Wanderer replaces Atlas as the brewery’s year-round IPA.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Rotating Recipe
Debut: April 2018
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Saint Arnold Orange Show has been added to the Houston, Texas-based brewery’s year-round lineup this month.
The base beer is a blonde ale, brewed with fresh blood oranges. 2,200 pounds of puree to be exact. That’s around a half a pound of puree per gallon.
A strong citrus aroma comes from the purée added during fermentation and the Centennial and Citra hops. The combination of sweet and slightly tart flavors make it a balanced, light bodied beer.
Saint Arnold Orange Show is named for a folk art monument in Houston’s East End Neighborhood. The 3,000 square foot structure was designed by the late Jefferson Davis McKissack, a Houston postal worker.
Orange Show is available in 12-ounce cans and draft in Texas and Louisana, year-round starting in March 2018.
Debut: March 2018
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The New England style IPA will be alive and well in 2018. Hi-Wire Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy & Fresh is on the way.
The beer is so much like the “Helvetica List” t-shirts. You’ve seen them. They are usually white on black, with a list of four related cultural references and a lot of ampersands. (Ex. Me & You & Yo Momma & Yo Cousin Too, from OutKast.).
Asheville’s Hi-Wire already has some pretty sleek can designs – like Pink Drink & 10W-40. Whether or not the brewery was going for the “Helvetica List” idea, what they have done really makes for great new can design. Hi-Wire Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy & Fresh has debuted in Asheville, North Carolina.
The name describes this beer in full – hazy, juicy, and hoppy. Fresh is how you should be drinking it.
Hi-Wire Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy & Fresh will be a 16-ounce can release.
Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: March 2018
Creature Comforts Cosmik Debris, a double IPA that first debuted in May 2015 makes a seasonal return this month.
Easily one of the hoppiest releases in the Athens, Georgia based brewery’s lineup, Cosmik Debris has been a fan favorite since day one. In 2016 the brewery canned the imperial IPA, updating the can artwork in 2017. (Above is the 2016 artwork.)
Cosmik Debris has a brilliant aroma from the hop profile that will lessen with age. This beer should be kept cold and consumed as fresh as possible. – Head Brewer David Stein. “
Creature Comforts Cosmic Debris will be available on draft as well as 12-ounce cans in the brewery’s taproom starting March 23rd.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Simcoe, Idaho 7, Mosaic, Cascade Chinook
Availability: 12 oz Cans, Draft.
Next Release: Late March 2018
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The weather is about to get warmer, the days are about to get longer, and Victory Summer Love has returned with a fresh look.
For 9 years now, Victory Summer Love has the “unofficial” start to summer for the Downington, Pennsylvania based brewery. In 2015, the brewery debuted the summer sipper in 12-ounce cans, ensuring the beer’s place at every outdoor event all season long.
In 2018, Victory is giving you more love to drink. Not only is Summer Love sporting a new look, but you’ll also find it in new 15-packs.
“Summer Love is designed for easy, yet flavorful drinking. The hop selection played a big part. We chose hops like Citra that produce a pleasant, citrusy dryness. Brewing a beer light in body with a clean, citrusy finish makes it the perfect thirst quencher for our fans to enjoy.” – Ron Barchet, Victory Co-Founder and Brewmaster
Victory Summer Love is available in 12-oucne bottles, as well as 12 & 16-ounce cans from March to August 2018.
Style: Blonde Ale
Hops: Whole flower Tettnang Tettnang, Simcoe and Citra hops
Malts: Imported 2 row German malts
Can Debut: Mid-May, 2015
Latest Return: March 2018
Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time is like drinking a piece of your childhood. If you haven’t tried it, you have another chance starting this week.
Brewed with raspberries and aged on peanuts, this beer should take you back to a simpler time. Before bills, acne breakouts, and hangovers. (That last one depends on how much of this nostalgia you take part in…) New for 2017, the beer is available in 16-ounce cans.
Does it taste like a sandwich? Pretty much. Brewing with peanut butter and the sugar blob that is jelly isn’t the greatest of ideas. The base beer is a roasty brown ale, aged for weeks on fresh raspberries and peanuts. What makes this beer even more fun to drink, is the arc of flavor you get as it warms. Colder, this beer tastes like peanut butter. Warmer, more sticky jelly notes appear. Because Peanut Butter Jelly Time is a brown ale instead of a stout, it really is a smooth, childhood reminiscent, comfort beer.
When your mom packed a PB&J sandwich in your school lunchbox, the flavors all melded into pure comfort food by noon. Well, we recreated this childhood goodness in a beer! This light brown ale is brewed from five different grains and then aged for weeks on raspberries and roasted peanuts. Take a sip, let flavors mingle on your palate, and enjoy our PB&J in a glass.
Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time! is available in 16-ounce cans in the tap room starting Friday, March 2nd. All of Catawba’s markets will begin receiving the release the first week of March.
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Good People Muchacho Mexican Style Lager officially debuts year-round.
Lagers aren’t limited to the big breweries anymore. The demand for craft lagers grew in 2017, and we doubt 2018 will be any different. Tack on a new Vienna lager (aka Mexican-style lager) out of Birmingham, Alabama courtesy of Good People Brewing. ‘Muchacho‘ has begun hitting shelves.
According to the brewery, the initial taproom release of Muchacho as a small/test batch was tremendous, prompting not only the upgrade to cans but year-round status.
“We are really excited to be offering this beer year round, Muchacho was a hit in the taproom when we first released it, and we thought it would be a nice style to add to our growing profile.” – Adam Klein, Head Brewer
Good People Muchacho is now available in 12-ounce cans and draft, hitting markets the week of February 19th.
Style: Vienna Lager
Hops: Columbus, Liberty
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Dextrin, Flaked Corn
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round.
4.8% ABV, 18 IBUs