Today marks a first for Akron, Ohio’s Hoppin Frog – cans. The brewery has chosen Grapefruit Turbo Shandy has the first aluminum addition.
For the longest time, Hoppin Frog has been releasing their boozy lineup in 22 ounce bottle and draft. Grapefruit Turbo Shandy is no different, it’s 7% alcohol by volume.
Unlike traditional shandy’s, Turbo Shandy revs it up a couple notches with a high test, full flavored approach as only Hoppin’ Frog can do!
Summer heat is perfect drinking weather, but those 22 ounce bottles of Turbo aren’t pool approved. Today, Fred Karm and his brewery are testing the waters for future can releases.
Grapefruit Turbo Shandy is available at the brewery today, June 22nd, with distribution to follow shortly after. Estimated retail price – $14.99.
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. Trust us, it has some legs. Radlers are great hair of the dog beers, breakfast beers, and all day beers. The downside to the their fruity effervescence is their low ABV. So many are in the 2% to 3% range. Not only is this radler bright and fresh, it’s 4.2%. That’s more bang for your buck. We are 100% for it.
Brewed with natur al grapefruit puree, this easy-drinking ale pours a hazy sunrise gold and is bursting with citrus aroma.
12 ounce cans and draft of Roadie are hitting shelves starting in April, 2017.
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Red Hare SPF 50/50, once a seasonal offering by the Marietta, Georgia based brewery, is now year-round.
Taking the brewery’s year-round, Gangway IPA, and blends it with their house made grapefruit soda. The end result is a hoppy, low alcohol by volume, HOPPY shandy/radler. If you think it sounds weird, we admit it is. But really, it works.
Wishing you were still on vacation? Transport yourself with Red Hare’s take on the classic European Radler. We’ve blended our Gangway India Pale Ale with our house-made grapefruit juice to create an India Pale Radler. This iPR “delivers a refreshing flavor that reminds you of the beach where it is always happy hour, and recovery is only a bacon buffet away.
Red Hare SPF 50/50 is a 12 ounce can and draft offering, now year-round in March, 2017.
4.2% ABV, 38 IBUs
Wicked Weed Hop Burglar is back for a second year, proving the fruited IPA style is very much on fire across the industry.
This hop-forward release features blood orange, and grapefruit zest, creating a very bright, citrusy beer.
All brewers have begged, borrowed, and burgled in the name of their craft. It takes humility, stubbornness, and some sleight of hand to turn raw ingredients into liquid alchemy. Hop Burglar India Pale Ale, brewed with blood orange grapefruit zest, and liberally dry-hopped, is just such a beer, the kind of bright, citrus-forward IPA that we would do anything to keep brewing. So mind your pockets – and your hops.
Wicked Weed Hop Burglar is a 12 ounce bottle offering, and draft.
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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.