Topic Archives: Cucumbers

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater Cool Breeze Cucumber Saison, two firsts for the brewery

SweetWater Cool Breeze

SweetWater Cool Breeze is on deck for warmer weather.

Never has the Atlanta, Georgia based brewery canned a saison, nor brewed with cucumber. Two firsts with this release. The brewery has seen great success with subtle additions of fruit to their seasonal offerings, and is looking to continue the trend with this refreshing cucumber saison.

RELATED: SweetWater Debuts 20th Anniversary this weekend

A fresh and refreshing way to find that chill spot this summer. This cucumber flavored Belgian-style saison is light in body and laid back in spirit. Notes of fresh cucumber and lime flavors come through in this hazy golden summer crusher.

SweetWater Cool Breeze will be a 12 ounce can and draft offering. All details are tentative, as the brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style: Saison (w/ Cucumbers)
Availability: 12oz Cans, 12oz Bottles, Draft. (Tentative)
Debut: TBA

4.9% ABV

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Posted in Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Don't Miss This, New Releases

Anderson Valley GT Gose (aka Gin & Tonic Gose)

Anderson Vally GT Gose

Anderson Valley GT Gose is headed to market, a new botanical gose.

Think of a gin & tonic cocktail when it comes to this new gose. The idea came about after a few in house discussions surrounding beer cocktails, and barrel-aged gins. The brewery used lemon peel, juniper berries, and lemongrass at the end of beer’s boil, adding botanical notes that gin boasts.

During fermentation, the brewery added cucumber, salt, and a touch of cinchona bark.

Reminiscent of a classic cocktail, our GT Gose showcases botanical flavors and aromas of lemon peel, juniper, lemongrass, and grains of paradise. With a juicy lemon-lime tartness and slightly peppery finish, we’ve given the gose style a unique spin that we’re sure you’ll enjoy.

Anderson Valley GT Gose is available in 12 ounce cans, and draft.

Style: Gose (w/ Lemon Peel, Juniper, Lemongrass, Grains of Paradise, Cucumber, Sea Salt, Cinchona Bark.)
Hops: Bravo
Malts: 2 Row, Cara-Crystal, Wheat

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: February, 2017

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Hi Wire Brewing, Holy City Brewing, NOLA Brewing

More amazing artwork from Hi-Wire Brewing in new 12 pack

Hi-Wire Collaboration Pack

Asheville, North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing has been absolutely killing it with the artwork. Don’t believe us? See Hi-Wire 10W-40 Imperial Stout. Coming in February is some more awesome artwork, found in the Hi-Wire Collaboration 12-Pack. If you’ve ever used a can of spray paint, or stepped foot in the paint section of a hardware store, you’ll find something familiar with this branding.

It has been a while since Hi-Wire has been able to collaborate with other breweries, thanks to the time it has taken to get settled in with their new production facility. When time opened up on the production schedule, they opted to go big.

The mixed pack features Hi-Wire teamed up with NOLA Brewing, Holy City Brewing (Charleston, SC), and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond, VA), each creating three unique beers.

NOLA Brewing’s collaboration, Pimm’s Berliner Weisse, is based on the New Orlean’s favorite Pimm’s Cup drink. A Berliner Weisse brewed with juniper berries, orange peel, and cucumber. 4.2% ABV

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and Hi-Wire created Oatmeal Brown Ale, brewed with honey and black currants, 5% ABV.

Holy City co-owner Jeff Moreadith is a lover of lighter beers, as well as an Asheville resident. Together, they created Carolina Coastal Black Rye Lager using Seashore Black Rye, a malt grown outside Charleston, South Carolina.

The 12-pack will be rounded out with Hi-Wire’s flagship beers: Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPAHi-Wire Lager, and Hi-Wire Gose.

Look for Hi-Wire Collaboration 12-pack throughout the brewery’s entire distribution footprint in mid-February, 2017.

Posted in Beer News, Don't Miss This, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Coolcumber bottles debut for the first time

Wicked Weed Coolcumber

Wicked Weed Coolcumber, a draft offering in the past, is now available in bottles as of today.

The beer is exactly as it sounds, a golden ale brewed with cucumber. Take our word for it – it really does smell and taste like cucumber. (Plus basil and juniper berries of course.)  Face it, the South is hot. This beer is like air conditioning in a glass.

Summer in Carolina is a time when days grow long, life slows down, and friends draw near. Gardens burst with brisk basil and fresh cucumbers, fireflies illuminate the night sky, and warm days leave us lounging late, our glasses brimming with golden nectar. Summer in the South is best served cool.

Wicked Weed Coolcumber is a 12 ounce bottle offering.

Style: Golden Ale (w/ Cucumber, Basil, Juniper Berries.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: 7/11/16

5.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Flat 12 Bierwerks, New Releases

Spotlight: Flat12 Cucumber Kolsch

Flat 12 Cucumber Kolsch can

Flat12 Cucumber Kolsch is coming to cans this month. The Indianapolis, Indiana brewery unique spin on the German style is a summer favorite.

The brewery’s can line is about 2 years old; having already canned Upside Down Blonde, Half Cycle IPA and Hinchtown Hammerdown.

Flat12’s summer seasonal begins with lager qualities owed to pilsner malt and cold fermentation. It pours a deep gold color with smooth drinkability and a super-refreshing finish from an infusion of cucumber. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a hot summer day. You’ll stay cool as a cucumber with this Kölsch.

The big question… do cucumber and kolsch go well together? We’d like to think so. The Beer Street Journal team spent the July 4th weekend killing a six pack. The kolsch style isn’t the easiest style to brew and Flat12 has done a tasty job. The cucumber flavor just adds to the refreshment, making this beer even more summer-y.

Flat12 Cucumber Kolsch is now available in the taproom and distribution.

Pinko Russian Imperial Stout will follow in late summer, Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale in August, and a new fall seasonal in September.

Style: Kolsch (w/ Cucumber)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut (Cans): June, 2016

5.2% ABV, 28 IBUs

Posted in New Beers, Pipeworks Brewing
Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Creature Comforts Launches Cucumber and Lime Tritonia

Creature Comforts Tritonia

Creature Comforts Cucumber and Lime Tritonia returns to the brewery’s seasonal lineup this month. The Athens, Georgia based brewery considered releasing a new version of Tritonia for 2015, but fan demand decided that cucumber and lime is again the way to go.

Tritonia is gose (Athena, the brewery’s year round offering), brewed with coriander and sea salt. As an added bonus, the brewery added cucumber and lime. Creature Comforts brewer Blake Tyers describes this beer as “supremely drinkable and super refreshing.”

Creature Comforts Cucumber and Lime Tritonia is a draft only offering. Additionally, Creature Comforts Cosmik Debris Imperial IPA just hit the market for the first time.

Cucumber and Lime Tritonia is one of four “Athena variants” coming throughout this year.

Style: Gose (w/ Lime, Cucumber, Sea Salt, Coriander)
Availability: Draft only. Seasonal offering. Second release.
Return: June, 2015

4.5% ABV