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Posted in Coming Soon, Dogfish Head, Headlines

Record Store Day: Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To 2017

Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To 2017

Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To a seasonal that joined the the Delaware based brewery’s lineup earlier this year, looks to return again in 2017. It also appears the seasonal will change styles.

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

As it stands right now, Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To’17 will be 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 will be a 12 ounce bottle and draft release. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.

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

Posted in Harpoon Brewing, New Beers
Posted in Burial Beer Co, New Releases

Burial The Keeper’s Veil Honey Saison cans debut

Burial The Keeper's Veil Saison cans

Burial The Keeper’s Veil Honey Saison will be the next can release by the Asheville, North Carolina brewery.

Previously available on draft, Burial The Keeper’s Veil Honey Saison features local honey and Riverbend Malt’s 6 Row and wheat. The crown jewel of this beer is the addition of seven flowers and herbs from Asheville’s wildflower population. Flowers include heather, elderflower, lavender, Passion Flower, hibiscus, rose and chamomile.

Those who favor a saison with strong herbal notes, this beer is for you.

Burial The Keeper’s Veil Honey Saison will be available in 16 ounce cans during the last week of June. Distribution to follow.

Style: Saison (w/ Heather, Elderflower, Lavender, Passion Flower, Hibiscus, Rose, Chamomile)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft
Release (Cans): Late June, 2016

5.5% ABV

Image: Burial Beer Co.

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, New Belgium

New Belgium Lips Of Faith Flowering Citrus Ale, with De Konnick

New Belgium Lips Of Faith Flowering Citrus Ale

New Belgium Lips Of Faith Flowering Citrus Ale is destined for the brewery’s Lips of Faith Series. This beer is brewed in collaboration with a Belgian brewer De Konnick. Interestingly, this is the second Belgian collaboration this year – hitting shelves now is a Golden Ale brewed with Hof Ten Dormaal.

New Belgium Lips Of Faith Flowering Citrus Ale is designed for summer sipping, brewed with hibiscus and rose petals. The Mistral hops highlighted in this beer are a new variety from France, boasting flavors of passion fruit and kumquat.

No need to jet to Antwerp when you can open up a bouquet of Flowing Citrus Ale. Thanks to our friends at De Konnick Brewery, we brewed up a summery ale bursting with key lime and whole lemons that mingle with the fragrance of hibiscus, rose petals and strawberry-tinged Mistral hops. Open up and let Belgian summer bloom.

New Belgium Lips Of Faith Flowering Citrus Ale will be a 12 ounce bottle offering. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style:          (w/ Hibiscus, Roses)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: TBA

Posted in New Releases, Wild Heaven Craft Beers

Wild Heaven Civilization bottled

Wild Heaven Civilization bottles

Wild Heaven Civilization, the brewery’s barleywine, has been bottled for the first time.

The Avondale Estates, Georgia based brewery has had Civilization on tap intermittently for quite some time now. A barrel-aged edition (Height of Civilization) was one of the first big bottles the brewery released.

Wild Heaven Civilization is brewed with a crazy list of ingredients, including cherries, cranberries, dried Prussian lemons, Iranian hibiscus, and cocoa nibs.  Boozy barleywines, meet fun complexity.

We we asked Sarah Young, Wild Heaven’s Director of Sales what she thought of the new bottles, she told us – It’s f’ing good though, I forgot how yumz it is. 

Wild Heaven Civilization is a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering.

Style: Barleywine (w/ Cherries, Cranberries, Lemons, Hibiscus, Cocoa Nibs.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Bottle Release: Late March, 2016

12% ABV