Just in time for warmer weather will be Great Divide Roadie Radler, featuring the crisp flavor of grapefruit.
The brewery founder Brian Dunn is an avid cyclist. A radler, a German-style beer with it’s roots in cycling, is a perfect choice for a spring seasonal.
For years, Great Divide has been quite active in cycling, from the formation of the Great Divide Cycling Team, employees participating in the Bike MS race, and taproom donations to various biking organizations.
Great Divide Roadie Radler is a blend of fresh grapefruit purée, and a light ale. The result is a hazy, slightly tart, 4% alcohol by volume beer that is perfect for cyclists and spectators alike.
Brewed with natural grapefruit puree, this easy-drinking ale pours a hazy sunrise gold and is bursting with citrus aroma.
Expect 12 ounce cans and draft of Roadie to arrive in April, 2017.
New year-round beer for 2017 – Terrapin Easy Gose.
In summer 2016, Terrapin launched Watermelon Gose. Easily one the best hot weather beers we had last year. Releasing a gose on a large scale like that taught the brewery something. People love the gose style.
Watermelon Gose will return in time again for hot weather, alongside Terrapin Easy Gose.
Easy Gose will feature grapefruit peel, creating a beer that’s tart, light, and citrusy.
Terrapin Easy Gose will be a 12 ounce can and draft release, year-round
Debut: April, 2017
4.5%, 7 IBUs
Heavy Seas TropiCannon has returned to the brewery’s lineup once again. This time, year-round.
Loosely based on the brewery’s Loose Cannon IPA, Heavy Seas TropiCannon is hoppy, with a blast of tropical and citrus fruits. The brewing team introduces dried grapefruit, oranges and lemons during the brewing process, and mango, blood oranges and grapefruit post-fermentation. While Loose Cannon is heavy on the piney hop flavor, Heavy Seas boosts the citrus flavor by swapping Centennial and Palisade hops for Amarillo.
“TropiCannon was a pleasant surprise for us in 2016. It was originally planned as a limited release product, but so many people kept asking for it that we decided we needed to make it available on a year-round basis. At least for now. This is part of what makes the beer industry so fun!” – Hugh Sisson, brewery founder.
Heavy Seas TropiCannon is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft. A release party is planned at the brewery in Baltimore, Maryland on December 16th.
Jester King Estival Dichotomous, the brewery’s summer saison returns to the world again today.
Jester King has two seasonal saisons – Hibernal Dichotomous and Estival Dichotomous. Depending on the temperature and season, the brewery changes how the beer is brewed, from fermentation, to available ingredients.
The 2016 edition features grapefruit and tangelo zest, that was added to mature barrel-aged sour beer. Then the beer was blended with citrus zest and young beer that was fermented in stainless steel. The final step – refermenting the blend with marion blackberries.
Estival Dichotomous is an analog for the summer season. It’s a beer that’s evocative of the summer weather and its bounty, particularly the smells of hay resting in the fields late in the season.
Jester King Estival Dichotomous will be released at Jester King Brewery on Friday, November 4th, at 4 pm.
SweetWater Squeeze Box, a new India pale ale brewed with grapefruit, is headed to shelves.
As far as craft beer is concerned the IPA category is king. Has been for years and it’s not slowing down. The fruited segment of the IPA world is very much on fire as well.
Already having one of the southeast’s most popular IPAs in their lineup plus the overwhelming success of this summer’s Goin’ Coastal Pineapple IPA, enter SweetWater Squeeze Box, an IPA with grapefruit.
This beer is indeed juicy, like that juice box you had as a kid, SweetWater Squeeze Box features fresh grapefruit in the brewing process. How did it come out? Dangerously drinkable. Everything you love about SweetWater’s IPA is made new again, thanks to Squeeze Box. The grapefruit pops, and finishes with a bit more sweetness then you’ve come to know in the year-round IPA. A great follow-up to this summer’s hit seasonal, Goin’ Coastal.
Slice open citrus heaven with this grapefruit laced IPA. Bright and crisp with five tropical hop additions and dosed with a shot of grapefruit, it’s a refreshing new squeeze.
SweetWater Squeeze Box is a 12 ounce bottle and draft release. Should be on all of SweetWater’s shelves by November, 2016.
Wicked Weed Metatropics, a collaboration with Switzerland based Trois Dames, debuts in bottles.
Collaborations have been frequent from Wicked Weed lately. The brewery released “Juiceless” a collaboration with Georgia’s Creature Comforts (an IPA brewed with zero fruit). Additionally, a beer geek panic inducing collaboration with Jester King is on the horizon.
Wicked Weed Metatropics might be the complete opposite of everything that the Juiceless collaboration actually is. Why? this India pale ale boasts a healthy dose of tropical fruits – pineapple, grapefruit, passionfruit, and mango. Wicked Weed throws out words like meta, and deconstructed, in the description.
Wicked Weed Metatropics is a collaboration beer that flips current IPA methodology on it’s head. Wicked Weed and Trois Dames love using hops to produce an equatorial, citrusy character, but decided to deconstruct this process to forge something new. This beer employs real pineapple, passionfruit, mango and grapefruit to emulate tropical hop flavors. The addition of Brettanomyces wild yeast takes this beer to new heights of meta refreshment.
Wicked Weed Metatropics is a 500 milliliter bottle release, as well as draft. Limited distribution starts the week of October 17th.
Debut: Mid-October, 2016
Ninkasi Hop Cooler Citrus IPA has joined the brewery’s year-round Flagship Series.
Fruity IPAs are here to stay. Highland Brewing recently added Mandarina IPA year-round, Stone’s Enjoy By Series now has a Tangerine IPA during the year, passionfruit highlights a new edition of Oskar Blues Passionfruit Pinner.
Now, Ninkasi Hop Cooler Citrus IPA, brewed with sweet orange, grapefruit and tangerine joins the increasing national lineup of fruity India pale ales. Hop Cooler is brewed with a strong lineup of hops, including Equinox, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Citra.
Bright and tropical, this India Pale Ale brilliantly layers a citrusy blend of orange and tangerine with a robust hop profile. Crafted with real citrus and packed with as much flavor as a hop cooler, you won’t be able to stop at just one sip of this fresh and fruity beer.
Ninkasi Hop Cooler Citrus IPA is available on draft, plus 12 and 22 ounce bottles. Year-round. The Flagship Series also features Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, and Dawn of the Red IPA.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-Round
Debut: Late July, 2016