Topic Archives: Grains Of Paradise

Posted in Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

The next can for Stone: Ghost Hammer IPA

Stone Ghost Hammer IPA

Stone Ghost Hammer IPA release is set for June, 2017.

Hoppy mad scientists might be a better way to describe Stone Brewing. Their India pale ale arsenal is vast. Once the brewery settles on a hop combination for one beer, another combination is planned. In June, Stone Ghost Hammer IPA will rise.

Stone’s overnight crew is responsible for this one. While half the world slept, the brewers came up with this new IPA, brewed with coriander, grains of paradise, and blended with citrus. The hop bill is heavy on Belma, Centennial, and Magnum hops.

A brewhouse can never sleep, for brewing beer never slumbers. And what never sleeps must always be tended, and that charge falls to the shoulders of the Overnight Crew. Part brewer, part scientist, these mad fermentationists brave the never silent nights, often alone, to tend to what will become Stone beers. The nights are dark. The cellars are cavernous. Spooky things can happen. Sometimes scary things happen. Once, something terrifyingly good happened. Our mad fermentationists had an idea. Brewed with coriander, grains of paradise, blended with citrus and liberally hopped with Belma, Centennial and Magnum hops. A frighteningly flavorful creation indeed.

Stone Ghost Hammer IPA is slated to release in 12 ounce cans and draft in June, 2017. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

Style: IPA
Hops: Belma, Centennial, Magnum

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

6.7% ABV

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 New Belgium, Orval Brewery

New Belgium Ann-Francoise, a collab with Orval

New Belgium Ann Francoise

New Belgium Ann-Francoise will officially round out the brewery’s Belgian collaboration series.

This final edition of a year-long Belgian-American collaborative series with Trappist brewery Orval. Specifically, Orval’s first female brewmaster Anne-Francoise Pypaert. The result – a Belgian strong dark ale, brewed with a few spices and specialty malt.

Spruce tips and Grains of Paradise highlight the base beer, that has been dry-hopped with French Sprisselspalt hops. The finishing flourish is a two week engagement with American toasted oak spirals.

New Belgium Ann-Francoise Spiced Dark Strong Ale is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale (w/ Grains of Paradise, Spruce Tips. Oak Aged.)
Availabilty: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: November, 2016

9.5% ABV

 

Posted in Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Headlines

Anderson Valley GT Gose To Be Bottled

Anderson Vally GT Gose

Anderson Valley GT Gose expands the Boonville, California brewery’s gose lineup. You’ll recall Anderson Valley already has Blood Orange Gose, and regular Gose in package.

Anderson Valley GT Gose features lemongrass, lemon peel, juniper, and grains of paradise.

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 will be available in 22oz bottles. There has already been limited draft availability.

Style: Gose (w/ Lemongrass, Lemon Peel, Juniper, Grains of Paradise)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Release: TBA, Bottles. Draft already

4.2% ABV

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, Don't Miss This, Ommegang

Boulevard & Ommegang Release Spiced Saison

Boulevard Brewing Company (Kansas City, MO) is ready to release the fourth offering in their collaborative series. Each of the prior releases features a hand pictured brewery with a unique story. This edition features a another brewery in Boulevard Brewing’s new family, Ommegang. Both breweries are part of the Duvel Moortgat family, after Boulevard was purchased by the parent company last year.

Boulevard Collaboration No. 4 Spiced Saison was brewed at Boulevard Brewing, featuring their house yeasts. Spiced Saison was split into two fermentation tanks, one with Boulevard’s Belgian yeast, and one with Ommegang’s house yeast. The two beers were blended together during filtration.

Collaboration No. 4 will be bottled in 750ml bottles, and draft for a limited time.

Style: Saison (w/ Sweet Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Coriander, Grains of Paradise)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. (1/6 kegs)
Arrival: TBA

7.3% ABV

Previous Collaborations:

No. 1 – Imperial Pilsner, with Belgian brewer Jean-Marie Rock
No. 2 – White India Pale Ale, with Deschutes Brewery
No. 3 – Stingo, with Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

Posted in Iron Hill Brewing, New Releases

Iron Hill Releases First Canned Offering

Iron Hill Brewery (DE, PA, NJ) has just released their first canned beer Mahalo, Apollo! 

The summer wheat beer brewed with a Belgian yeast, and spiced grains of paradise and lemongrass.

Mahalo, Apollo! is a golden, complex and refreshing summer wheat beer spiced with lemongrass and Grains of Paradise fermented with Belgian yeast, making for an easy-drinking beer that complements grilled dishes beautifully.

Iron Hill Mahalo, Apollo! 16oz cans are the first by the brewery. Four packs are $16.75.

Style: American Wheat Beer (w/ Lemongrass, Grains of Paradise)
Availability: 16oz Cans. Summer Seasonal

6.9% ABV

Read more: Canned Craft Beer

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, Headlines, Ommegang

Boulevard & Ommegang Team Up

Boulevard Brewing Company (Kansas City, MO) is prepping a fourth release in their collaborative series.  This edition features a another brewery in Boulevard Brewing’s new Duvel Moortgat family, Ommegang.

Boulevard Collaboration No. 4 Spiced Saison was brewed at Boulevard Brewing, featuring their house yeasts. Spiced Saison was split into two fermentation tanks, one with Boulevard’s Belgian yeast, and one with Ommegang’s house yeast. The two were blended together during filtration.

Boulevard/Ommegang Collaboration No. 4 Spiced Saison will be bottled in 750ml bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: Saison (w/ Sweet Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Coriander, Grains of Paradise)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft (1/6 kegs)
Arrival: Late September, 2014

7.3% ABV 

Previous Collaborations:

No. 1Imperial Pilsner, with Belgian brewer Jean-Marie Rock
No. 2White India Pale Ale, with Deschutes Brewery
No. 3Stingo, with Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project