Hardywood Capital Trail Pale Ale returns sporting a reformulated recipe on April 15th.
In celebration of the completion of the 52 mile walking and biking path known as the Virginia Capital Trail, Hardywood has opted to update the pale ale’s recipe. The updated formula features a New England IPA yeast strain (juicier character), golden oats (smoother mouthfeel), less caramel malt, and a 100% Falconer’s Flight dry hop.
We raise a can in honor of the hard work of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation and its volunteers, and your next adventure along one of America’s most bucolic and historically significant byways.
Hardywood Capital Trail Pale Ale will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft again starting April 15th.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Willamette, Mandarina Bavaria, Falconer’s Flight
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 4/15/17
5.6% ABV, 55 IBUs
This Friday a new musical collaboration arises. Asheville, North Carolina’s Burial Beer and Brooklyn’s Interboro Spirits & Ales are teaming up wth hiphop group Run the Jewels for a special hoppy release. Stay G-O-L-D IPA debuts in Asheville on Friday.
Run the Jewels was founded in 2013 by rappers El-P and Killer Mike. Besides his hot rhymes, Killer Mike has a love of beer. A few years ago he flew to Chicago to do a special collaboration with Goose Island. (We actually visited him at his barber shop in Georgia.)
Burial Beer Stay G-O-L-D IPA is brewed with the help of Brooklyn, New York’s Interboro Spirits & Ale. Named for a track on the groups latest “Run the Jewels 3” release, Stay G-O-L-D is juicy India pale ale brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops. Interboro released their cans back in March.
Aromas of dank pineapple lemon honeydew. Tangy citrus piney flavors with clean bitter finish. – Interboro Spirits & Ales
Stay G-O-L-D will be available at Burial Beer in Asheville, North Carolina starting Friday, April 7th, at 2 pm. The brewery plans on bumping Run the Jewels tunes all day. No distribution.
Availability: 16oz Cans.
Old Bust Head Graffiti House the brewery’s west coast style IPA debuts in cans for the first time this weekend.
The Vint Hill, Virginia based brewery is making their first foray into aluminum with their year-round Graffiti House IPA. The tropical hop forward beer features Mosaic, Cascade, and CTZ hops.
From Civil War scrawls on the walls of Graffiti House to illicit aerosol artistry we all endeavor to leave our mark. Our Graffiti House West Coast Style IPA asserts its presence with a potent aroma of passion fruit, mango, guava, and citrus. The bold and juicy tropical body is a unique signature of the Mosaic hops, while Cascade hops contribute to a clean citrus finish for a flavor so singular it leaves its own indelible impression.
Old Bust Head Graffiti House debuts in 16 ounce cans starting Friday, March 31st.
Hops: Mosaic, Cascade, CTZ
Malts: 2-Row, Cara-Pils, Caramel 10L, Special Roast
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.
Debut (Cans): 3/31/17
7.5% ABV, 75 IBUs
Image: Old Bust Head
Slumbrew Big Kid’s Table debuts on Friday, March 31st.
Somerville Brewing, makers of Slumbers and incidentally based in Somerville, Massachusetts, its finally releasing a New England style IPA. The beer is intentionally left hazy, resulting in juicy and slightly creamy India pale ale.
Finally jumping on board the haze train, Slumbrew Big Kid’s Table will join the brewery’s lineup on March 31st.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans
Image: Somerville Brewing Company
Unknown Brewing Scratch n Sniff hits shelves just as spring begins.
Subtitled “Aromatic IPA,” the beer’s name is truly fitting. Unknown uses a technique called “hop bursting,” where a massive (read: unreasonable) amount of hops are added at the end of the beer’s boil and whirlpool stages. The result is a beer that is low on bitterness and big on hop aromas. The Unknown Brewing team uses a seven hop blend, bringing a real burst of flavor to the table.
The hop bursting technique is really evident in Scratch n Sniff. There is so much hop aroma in a 4.8% session IPA. It’s hopped like an imperial IPA, but won’t put you under the table nearly as fast.
This aromatic IPA is made with 7 hop additions. All those hops are thrown in at special timed editions to create flavor, a nose full of goodness, and light bitterness.
Unknown Brewing Scratch n Sniff is available in 12 ounce cans and draft as a spring seasonal.
Availability: 12oz Can, Draft. Seasonal release.
Latest Return: March, 2017
PIC: Beer Street Journal
Birdsong Paradise City debuts in cans April 1st. The first year-round beer to join the brewery’s lineup since 2012.
Billed as a “session IPA”, Paradise City features Cascade, Chinook, Amarillo and Idaho 7 hops. The IPA is on the lower side of the boozy spectrum, just 4.8% alcohol by volume, and big on citrusy flavors.
Paradise City is a medium body, crisp IPA with lots of upfront hop aromas. It’s forward on the tangerine & citrusy side with a little hint of more complex piney notes.
Assistant brewer Jeff Bowman designed the recipe for Birdsong Paradise City. Available in 16 ounce cans starting Saturday.
Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Amarillo, Idaho 7
Malts: Carapils, Wheat, C40, Oats
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
4.8% ABV, 45 IBUs
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, starting March 28th.
Hops: Citra, Mosaic
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 3/28/17
Image: The Veil Brewing