Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale debuts today at the brewery in Richmond, Virginia.
Easing into the fall season, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin combines a base flavor of a Belgian-style farmhouse ale, with Virginia flame-roasted sugar pumpkins plus a little brown sugar.
Tack on fresh ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, ginger, and allspice for that touch of fall flavor. The end result is another fantastic Hardywood offering.
A great accompaniment to butternut squash soup or oven baked yams, Farmhouse Pumpkin is also right at home with spiced pies, especially bourbon pecan pie, apple pie and, of course, pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream.
Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale is available in 750 milliliter bottles and draft, seasonally.
8.5% ABV, 21 IBUs
Three Taverns Bourbon Barrel-Aged Feest Noel debuts this Sunday at the brewery in Decatur, Georgia. This is the first time a barrel-aged edition of this beer has been bottled.
Feest Noel, the brewery’s festival Belgian-style quadrupel, was first bottled in time for Christmas 2014. The beer is brewed with cardamom, allspice and clove, bolstered by the Belgian yeast nice warming of the 10% ABV.
Three Taverns Bourbon Barrel-Aged Feest Noel came out of the barrel strong. In your face, bourbon flavor strong. Additionally, the spices had faded after a year of barrel rest as well. So brewery founder Brian Purcell opted to blend the barreled Feest with the fresh, 2015 batch. Trust us when we say, the barrel isn’t hidden at all by the blend. Purcell and the brewing team have found a great balance in the blend, making this a great seasonal treat.
Three Taverns Bourbon Barrel-Aged Feest Noel is available in 750ml bottles as tour souvenir. Limited distribution to follow the first week of December.
10% ABV, 30 IBUs
Avery Pump[KY}n, Batch 2, returns to the brewery’s lineup on November 8, 2015.
Avery’s Barrel Aged Series is damn near legendary, featuring sours alongside bourbon imperial stouts. Avery PumKYn, a compliment to the the slightly boozier Avery Rumpkin, is a Kentucky bourbon barrel aged porter with a smattering of fall spices. The 2015 edition’s alcohol by volume is 15%.
What’s in a name? Sometimes the simplest can be the most descriptive, and in this case, derisive and divisive! After much internal debate (ad nauseum! Bourb[KY]n, anyone?), we decided a single letter change was the best way to embody the bourbon barrel-aging that adds layers of complexity to an already exquisitely spiced pumpkin porter.
Avery PumKYn will be available in 12oz bottles and draft at the brewery on the 8th, limited distribution found below.
Troegs Master of Pumpkins has made a 2015 return, across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint.
Troegs Master of Pumpkins uses Pennsylvania gourds grown just a few miles from the brewery. Take those and add a few pie spices and autumn is starting to take shape. In an interesting twist, the beer uses a French saison yeast, for a fun flavor profile.
Troegs Master of Pumpkins boasts flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and honey. Available in 375 milliliter bottles.
Availability: 375ml Bottles
Arrival: October, 2015
7.5% ABV, 30 IBUs
Two Roads Bergamonster Wheat Ale joins the Stratford, Connectut brewery’s “Road Less Travelled” Series this month.
Two Roads Bergamonster uses bergamot orange peel to give the wheat heavy beer a unique flavor, along with coriander and clove.
“This is a new beer for us and one that I am proud to say is truly unique,” said Brewmaster Phil Markowski. “It wasn’t easy but we tracked down enough fresh bergamot oranges to make a full batch of Bergamonster.”
Two Roads Bergamonster is available in 750 milliliter bottles, and draft wherever the brewery distributes.
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Release: August, 2015
Terrapin Pumpkinfest will join the brewery’s can lineup later this year. The brewery is vastly expanding their can lineup to include a few year round offerings as well as seasonal.
Terrapin Pumpkinfest was first released as Side Project #8 in 2009. The pumpkin beer marries an oktoberfest style beer, with pumpkin spices.
Expect 12oz cans of Terrapin Pumpkinfest late-summer/fall, 2015.
Stone Chai-Spiced Imperial Russian Stout is the newest addition to the brewery’s Odd Beers for Odd Years offering, alongside Extra Hoppy Barleywine.
As you have probably deduced, this edition is inspired by chai tea. To achieve this nuance, Stone has added clove, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, black tea, and cinnamon to the bold imperial stout.
As it stands, the classic version of Stone Imperial Russian Stout is deep, dark, rich, roasty and perhaps even a bit sinful. The ‘Odd Beers for Odd Years’ part of the journey means the coming of each odd-numbered year provides the opportunity to take this traditional beer to new and mysterious places, embarking on an exploratory odyssey enabled by strikingly flavorful elements applied to a lovely onyx canvas. This beer, the latest ‘Odd’ transubstantiation, takes inspiration straight from the spice aisle, incorporating array of ingredients assembled to emulate the flavors of authentic chai tea. Cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ginger, a dash of black pepper and a dose of black tea combine with Stone Imperial Russian Stout’s incumbent flavors to take it deep into exotic, previously unfathomed tenitory. Expect a touch of earthiness in combination with a warm, tantalizing aridness. Asa one-time brew with enduring character, Stone CHAI-SPICED Imperial Russian Stout is crafted to be contemplated fresh or cellared under proper conditions for many years so that it may live on not only in one’s memory, but on his or her taste buds as well.
Stone Chai-Spiced Imperial Russian Stout is available in 22oz bottles, and draft. Typically arriving in March.
Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Clove, Ginger, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Black Tea, Cinnamon)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia (“Odd” release only), Canada; Japan; Singapore; Sweden; and United Kingdom
Release: Late-March, 2015