Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time is like drinking a piece of your childhood. If you haven’t tried it, you have another chance right now.
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 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 16oz cans in the tap room starting March 3rd, 2017. All of Catawba’s markets starting the week of March 6th.
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If you are a brewery that just invested thousands in a new centrifuge, this news might sting a little bit. Another hazy IPA is headed to shelves. Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus debuts this month.
Think of this beer as a hops showcase. Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus brings Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops into play, at nearly 4 pounds per barrel. If you are in the hops purchasing business, that translates to expensive.
For the drinker, those hops mean an imperial India pale ale big on citrus, passionfruit, and kiwi. “Trop hops” as we call them. The beer is unfiltered and hazy, which means a glass of resiny, juicy goodness.
Cumulus Lupulus is a great big juicy super hopped up unfiltered IPA with tropical fruit notes throughout the entire beer, from aroma to finish. – “Spike”, Terrapin Co-Founder & Brewmaster
Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus debut as this month in 12 ounce cans and draft.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic
Availabilty: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: March, 2017
Atlanta’s headiest brewery has dropped their hoppy pineapple offering once again. This time, it’s sticking around indefinitely. SweetWater Goin’ Coastal won’t be fading with the fall this year.
In case you haven’t tried a cocoction of this variety yet, pineapple works quite well with the citrusy/tropical hops of an American IPA. Especially since SweetWater is doing the hopping. This beer is heavy on the citrus and fruity hops, with a tropical breeze of pineapple. Find water and sit your ass in a tube and take stock of your life. The demand for this island breeze of a beer has prompted SweetWater to keep this beer in the lineup all year long.
Slide into summer and step off the grid by Goin’ Coastal with this pineapple laced IPA. The bright aromas of the five citrus hop additions are accentuated by the tropical fruit of the pineapple- and just like those three day weekends, its finish is quick.
SweetWater Goin’ Coastal will be a 12 ounce bottle and 16 ounce can offering. Back on shelves for a second season in March, 2017.
Left Hand Well Played Red IPA is coming to the brewery’s lineup in 2017.
In 2017, expect new styles, and more cans from the Longmont, Colorado based brewery. In February, expect Well Played Red IPA to debut. This is “red” India pale ale is brewed with a blend of experimental hops that will rotate based on availability.
Experimental hops and specialty malts compose a beer which is malty up front with robust hop character and a dry finish.
Left Hand Well Played Red IPA is now available in 12 ounce cans and draft starting in March, 2017.
Style: Red IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Feb-April
Debut: February/March, 2017
6.8% ABV, 70 IBUS
Avery The Reel Peel IPA is a future can, and future year-round release.
With the number of breweries added a Fruited India pale ale to their year-round lineup, style is here to stay. The Reel Peel IPA bolsters the citrusy hops with tangerine peel. The brewery recently released Tangerine Quad, also with tangerine peel, in their Botanticals & Barrels Series.
Inspired by a summer’s day and crAfted to crush year-round, our IPA twists real tangerine peel and citrusy hops into this juicy experience! It’s the real deal!
Avery The Reel Peel IPA is slated for 12 ounce cans. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
Left Hand Travelin’ Light Kolsch debuts this month, part of the brewery’s year-round can lineup.
Designed with warmer weather in mind (or for us, repeated day drinking), Travelin’ Light features Willamette and Mt. Hood hops, and is touted as crisp and refreshing.
Look for 12 ounce cans of Left Hand Travelin’ Light to start hitting shelves across the brewery’s entire distribution network starting this month.
Hops: Willamette, Mt. Hood
Malts: 2-Row, Vienna, Acidulated
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: March, 2017
4.8% ABV, 22 IBUs
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Expect this one to pour like motor oil. Meet Hi-Wire 10W-40 Imperial Stout.
This decadent imperial stout is brewed with fresh vanilla beans, dark chocolate from Asheville local French Broad Chocolates, and Organic Dynamite Roasting Company coffee beans. The sum of the parts means one big decadent way to drink your dessert.
The beer truly delivers on flavor. Coffee, chocolate and vanilla in a big stout is heaven to us, but what we can’t get over is the branding. Sure it would be easy to find some creature from Greek mythology, or an obscure Shakespearian phrase, combine with some comic book art, and launch the beer. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. In this case, when we say this beer pours like motor oil, we have a can that follows suit. This release is just the start of something new for Hi-Wire Brewing.
…coffee accentuates the cocoa and adds slight roast to balance out the vanilla in this dessert beer.
Hi-Wire 10W-40 Imperial Stout became available in 16 ounce cans starting January 6th.