Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee will join a new, elite Barrelmaster’s Reserve Series on May 21st.
The Cellar 3 facility currently houses over 1000 oak barrels, including four, 50-Barrel foudres. Brewmaster Pat Korn thought it was time he dipped into his personal stash at the facility and give the public a taste. Thus, the debut of the Barrelmaster’s Reserve Series.
Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee is a 100% bourbon barrel-aged “black ale” (as Green Flash describes it), featuring coffee from San Diego based Mostra. The beans are Sumatran and and Brazilian, chosen to compliment the oak barrel-aging.
The beer has rested in the barrels for 30 months, gaining plenty of spicy oak, vanilla and caramel notes. After being deemed “ready” by the Barrelmaster himself, a beautiful cold brew coffee made from a blend of Brazilian and Sumatran beans from San Diego coffee roaster, Mostra, is added to intensify and compliment the rich caramel and vanilla from the barrels.
Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee is a limited, 750 milliliter bottle offering at the Cellar 3 Facility in San Diego on May 21st. The brewery tells Beer Street Journal that a limited amount of this beer will hit distribution.
Burial Seasoned Skillet debuts at the brewery in Asheville on May 29th. Skillet Donut Stout is among the brewery’s most popular beers, an oatmeal stout brewed with molasses, milk sugar, and a 50/50 blend of Big Trouble and Hologram Counter Culture Coffee.
The beer has spent 9 months in Four Roses Bourbon barrels.
Bottles of Burial Seasoned Skillet go on sale at 12 noon on May 29th, at the brewery in Asheville, North Carolina.
Availability: 750ml Bottles
The Bruery Share This Coffee Imperial Stout will kick off a new “Share This” series of collaborative and charitable stouts this June.
“Share This” will feature special ingredients from around the world. Brewery founder Patrick Rue has already been actively seeking unique ingredients for future releases.
The Bruery Share This Coffee Imperial Stout uses Bourbon & Catimor variety coffee beans from the Cagat family farm on the Mindanao Island in the Philippines. The beans were sourced by San Diego’s Mostra Coffee.
“When we looked into the amazing ingredients we’d want to use for future releases, it became apparent they generally came from impoverished areas of the world. The way we design most of our beers is that they are shared with others, and taking that theme a bit further, that we share with those who could use our help.”
For each bottle of The Bruery Share This Coffee Imperial Stout purchased, one dollar is donated to Free Wheelchair Mission’s efforts in the Philippines. The non-profit organization provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations. The partnership with The Bruery will provide 550 people in the Philippines with new mobility.
The Bruery Share This Coffee Imperial Stout will see national distribution twice a year, each with unique treatments. The first edition arrives June 1, 2016.
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, LA, MD, MA, MI, NJ, NV, NV, NC, OH, PA, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI.
Modern Times Mega Black House is the newest special release by the San Diego, California based brewery.
The base beer is the brewery’s year-round oatmeal coffee stout (Black House), amped up to an imperial level. Modern Times Mega Black House features a “preposterous” amount of coffee when compared to the year-round version, weighing in at 10% alcohol by volume.
This imperialized version of our celebrated Black House is loaded up with preposterous amounts of house-roasted coffee, which is a heavenly match for the huge, chewy malt profile underneath. This beer is best enjoyed in sips, with ample time to experience its beautiful, evolving complexity, and ample room to gesticulate wildly with pleasure.
Modern Times Mega Black House is available now in 22 ounce bottles in both taprooms and distribution.
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin looks to join the brewery’s “enhanced’ bottle lineup in the near future. That’s a term for the expanding line of core beers that have an extra ingredient, like grapefruit, thai chili, or pineapple.
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin takes the brewery’s year-round Black Marlin Porter, and infuses coffee and chocolate. Dessert or breakfast beer. Your choice.
Our Black Marlin Porter is the perfect beer for a mocha mashup. The addition of the coffee and cocoa plays perfectly off the roast, chocolatey flavors of this English porter, while a hint of vanilla smooths it all out. It’s full-bodied, but not too sweet; try it for breakfast…or dessert.
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin has been available on draft in the past. The brewery has not yet announced this bottle release.
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown is the next specialty offering by the Grand Rapids, Michigan based brewery.
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown has the look and feel of a beer from the brewery’s Backstage Series – Frangelic Mountain Brown Ale. While that edition was brewed with hazelnut coffee, this “mountain” brown ale is brewed with Sumatran coffee.
The is bold brown ale gets its body form a team of malts, including caramel malt for sweetness, flaked barley for dense foam, a bit of chocolate malt for color, and aromatic and munich malts for added depth. German and perle hops add a touch of bitterness to balance the sweetness. The addition of rich Sumatra coffee takes this perfectly balance brown ale to a decadent level.
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown will be a 12 ounce bottle release. Tap room on April 29th, Distribution starting May 2, 2016.
Other coffee infused beers by Founders includes: Breakfast Stout, Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Canadian Breakfast Stout and Frangelic Mountain Brown.
Rogue Cold Brew IPA will slam flavors of hops and coffee together in a new release in April.
Rogue Cold Brew IPA features Stumptown Coffee Roaster’s 12 hour cold-brew coffee, and Rogue Farm grown hops and malts. The approach with this new IPA, is to create a beer that has a strong aroma of coffee, yet transitions seamlessly into an aromatic, hoppy IPA. A collision of two bold flavors that should please fans of both.
Rogue Cold Brew IPA will be a available in 22 ounce bottles and draft nationally in April, 2016.
Tasting notes: The IPA leads the charge in this beer, in aroma and initial flavor. The cold brew coffee is light from middle to finish. Fans of both will love this one.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: April, 2016
7.5% ABV, 82 IBUs