Allagash James Bean has finally been bottled. The beer has been a draft-only offering in the past.
The base beer for Allagash James Bean is a Belgian-style strong ale with pure white cane sugar, that has been infused with cold pressed coffee after fermentation. The brewery chose Ethiopia Amaro Gayo beans for the brew, which boast flavors of blackberry and blueberry. The finishing touch on this big beer is the bourbon barrel aging.
Coffee, vanilla and bourbon dominate the aroma. Flavors of caramel, coffee, bourbon, and oak present themselves throughout this full-bodied beer.
Allagash James Bean will be available 750 milliliter bottles starting this weekend at the brewery in Portland, Maine. Distribution to all markets in July.
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Debut (Bottles): 7/2/16
This brand new series started with a collaboration with Richland Rum, out of Richland, Georgia. Brewery co-founder and brewmaster “Spike” aged their imperial India pale ale Hopzilla in the distillery’s rum barrels. This fall, expect Terrapin Rise-n-Shine.
If you haven’t already noticed, the name sounds a bit like another beer, W-n-B (aka Wake n’ Bake) for a good reason. That beer is aged in Tennessee whiskey oak barrels.
Deep inside a Tennessee whiskey barrel our award winning W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout has been patiently aging for over one year. Please enjoy “Rise-n-Shine,” the second offering in our “Ales from the Wood” series of beers.
Terrapin Rise-n-Shine has been aging in oak for over a year. The brewery tells Beer Street Journal to expect a fall release, in 22 ounce bottles and draft.
Availability: 22oz Bottles. R
Stone Bastard’s Midnight Brunch has hit shelves, probably one of the more “arrogant” bastard concoctions yet.
The base beer is Double Bastard, the Escondido, California based brewery’s American strong ale. The big bastard is infused with coffee (AKA Depth Charged Double Bastard) and aged in both bourbon barrels and maple syrup barrels. The result – is a beer all over the map in flavor. (There is a strong undertone of Double Bastard, and it finishes with a mix of bourbon and maple flavors.)
If you haven’t noticed, Stone Brewing split the bastard series off into their own business entity – Arrogant Bastard Brewing. We all know, it’s still Stone at the wheel.
Stone Bastard’s Midnight Brunch is a 16.9 ounce bottle offering, retailing around $20 dollars each.
Stone Mocha IPA Is hitting shelves this June across the brewery’s distribution network.
Taking the brewery’s love of India pale ales, and adding coffee and chocolate, a new seasonal is born.
Clearly, style lines have been crossed. Is it half-IPA, half-stout? Not quite. It’s definitely all IPA, but it’s also the best of both styles, making this love child of a beer simply just a beautiful, pleasure-seeking meld of imperial IPA and mocha indulgence. How did we come up with this inexplicably delicious creation? Well, that doesn’t really matter. What matters is that it exists and that it’s here for you now, thanks to our deliberate disregard for brewing norms. Some things are not meant to be known, just enjoyed…thoroughly.
Stone Mocha IPA is a draft and 12 ounce bottle offering.
Debut: June, 2016
9% ABV, 80 IBUs
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.