Topic Archives: Hibiscus

Posted in New Releases, Ommegang

Rosé all day? Ommegang Saison Rosé arrives for summer

Ommegang Saison Rose

Ommegang Saison Rose is debuting ahead of summer.

Rosé wine surges in popularity as temperatures rise. Beer is bringing their own version of the pink stuff, thanks to Ommegang and their new Saison Rosé.

Blending beer is nothing new to Brewery Ommegang. Their Three Philosophers is a blended beer that debuted in 2002. Saison Rosé is also blended, that starts as light saison brewed with hibiscus flowers. It is then fermented in stainless steel with chardonnay grape juices.

The grape juice/hibiscus saison is then blended with what the brewery calls a “heartier” oak-aged saison with strong tannic notes.

Aromas of grapefruit and red berries are followed by a hint of oak. Flavors of sweet berries and lightly-tart citrus resolve to subtle oak tannins and spicy Belgian yeast. The beer is light-bodied with a soft mouthfeel, crisp, dry finish…

Ommegang Saison Rosé is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft for a limited time in summer 2018.

Style: Saison (w/ Hibiscus Flowers. Chardonnay Grapes. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Summer Seasonal.
Debut: May 2018

7.7% ABV

Image: Ommegang

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, Coming Soon

Boulevard Hibiscus Gose debuts in cans in April

Boulevard Hibiscus Gose

Boulevard Hibiscus Gose will debut in cans in April.

This floral gose started as a Boulevard holiday beer years ago, bottled briefly in the brewery’s Backroads Series in 2014. Boulevard Hibiscus Gose is created by adding sea salt during the boiling process, along with coriander. During the whirlpool process, Boulevard infuses the wort with dried hibiscus flowers.

A slightly salty aroma with a touch of coriander and citrus/cherry notes wafts from the beer. The leading flavor is a lemony tartness obtained from the brewhouse souring process with subtle salt and coriander notes. Hibiscus Gose finishes crisp and dry with a slightly lingering sourness that’s tempered by the sea salt, coriander, and hibiscus flowers.

Boulevard Hibiscus Gose debuts in the brewery’s home city of Kansas City, Missouri on April 2nd. Expect 12-ounce cans and draft in the brewery’s other regions shortly after launch.

Style: Gose (Hibiscus, Coriander, Sea Salt)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut (Cans): 4/2/18

4.2% ABV 

Image: Boulevard Brewing

Posted in Burial Beer Co, New Releases

Mixed Culture Saison: Burial The Veil Behind the Curtain welcomes Spring

Burial The Veil Behind the Curtain

Burial The Veil Behind the Curtain debuts today marking the first day of spring. 

The decay of Winter’s final demise has fallen, says Asheville’s Burial Beer. Today marks the first day of spring, and with it comes this fermented tribute. The brewery’s Keeper’s Veil Honey Saison has been aged in wood and refermented with a flower blend of chamomile, hibiscus, passionflower, elderflower, and lavender.

The beer is vibrantly botanical with notes of cranberry, lemon zest and rhubarb, and a quaffable acidity.

Each bottle is hand-dipped in beeswax and rolled in a blend of flowers. Limited to the brewery starting March 20th at a special brewery event. No distribution.

Style: Saison (w/ HoneyChamomile, Hibiscus, Passionflower, Elderflower, Lavender. Oak Aged)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Brewery only.
Debut: 3/20/18

?? ABV

Posted in New Releases, The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing #LadyBrozNightOut releases, benefiting a great cause

The Veil Brewing #LadyBrozNightOut

The Veil Brewing #LadyBrozNightOut debuts today at the brewery in Richmond, Virginia.

This “lady” edition of Veil’s Broz Night Out#LadyBrozNightOut is a 100% Citra hopped imperial IPA, brewed with healthy dose of hibiscus. As you can see in the picture above, the resulting beer pours a beautiful red color.

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A portion of the sales of this beer will benefit the Pink Ink Fund, a non-profit dedicated to aid people needing assistance with their post mastectomy tattoo needs as part of their Breast Reconstruction due to Breast Cancer and/or breast cancer susceptibility gene diagnosis.

The Veil Brewing #LadyBrozNightOut will be available in 16 ounce cans and draft when the brewery opens on April 18th.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Hibiscus)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 4/18/17

9% ABV

Image: The Veil Brewing 

Posted in Dogfish Head, New Releases

Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To 2017 (for Record Store Day)

Dogfish Head Beer to Drink To 2017

Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To a seasonal that joined the the Delaware based brewery’s lineup earlier this year, has returned again in 2017, with a new style in tow.

The first edition of this seasonal was a Belgian-style tripel, brewed with Sweet Orange Peel, Green Cardamon, Peppercorns, Vanilla.

Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To’17 is a “tropical blonde ale” brewed with kiwi juice and hibiscus flowers.

Dogfish Head is no stranger to beer and music collaborations – (see Positive ContactAmerican BeautyBeer Thousand, etc.) This time, the beer be will be for whatever you want to listen to. Meet the official beer of Record Store Day – Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To.

In case you vinyl isn’t your thing, Record Store Day is in April, celebrating independently owned record stores worldwide.

Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To ’17 is a 12 ounce bottle and draft limited seasonal release.

Style: Blonde Ale (w/ Hibiscus Flowers, Kiwi Juice.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: Late January, 2017

6.8% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Wild Heaven Craft Beers

Tequila aged Wild Heaven Height of Civilization returns

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization, the brewery’s barrel aged Civilization Barleywine returns to the wild this week.

In 2014, the brewery purchased Dulce Vida Organic Tequila barrels ahead of this release. Wild Heaven Height of Civilization spent four months aging in the barrels prior to bottling.

The base beer, Wild Heaven Civilization Barleywine, brewed with dried Prussian lemons, Iranian hibiscus, tart cherries, cranberries, and cocoa nibs that have been re-hydrated in Four Roses bourbon.

The beer has been so well received, Wild Heaven got a hold of more Dulce Vida tequila barrels to bring this complex beer back once again.

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization is available in 750ml bottles for a limited time.

Style: Barleywine (w/ Lemons, Hibiscus, Cherries, Cranberries, Cocoa Nibs. Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Release.
Latest Return: November, 2016

12+% ABV

Below, the beer enters the barrel. Pic: Wild Heaven  

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization

Posted in Don't Miss This, Great Divide, New Releases

Great Divide Nadia Kali Hibiscus Saison is fresh & beautiful

Great Divide Nadia Kali bottle

Great Divide Nadia Kali had made a June debut. The beer kicks off the Denver, Colorado based brewery’s new Tank Farm Series.

Hibiscus gives Great Divide Nadia Kali its pink color. The brewery didn’t stop there, however. The saison also boasts ginger and lemon peel as well.

while ginger root gives it a subtle spice and hint of woodsy maturity, and lemon peel adds a citrus tartness to keep you on your toes. Full of complexity and intrigue, this unfiltered beauty will show you just how deceiving looks can be.

The most striking aspect of this beer is the color. Slightly pink – almost glows in the sun. No doubt you are drinking a full flavored saison, as the yeast tells most of the story. The ginger and lemon bolster a nice, fresh flavor. A great warm weather drinker. Remember, it’s still hot out there.

Great Divide Nadia Kali started shipping in 12 ounce bottles and draft in June, 2016 as a seasonal release.

Style: Saison (w/ Ginger, Lemon Peel, Hibiscus.) 
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: June, 2016

6.3% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal