Topic Archives: Honey

Posted in Birdsong Brewing Co., New Releases

Birdsong Honey Pie Double IPA cans debut this week

Birdsong Honey Pie Double IPA

Birdsong Honey Pie Double IPA will be available in cans this month.

“Heaven in a glass” is what the Charlotte, North Carolina brewery call this imperial India pale ale. The magic maker in this beer is the amount of locally harvested Cloister Honey.

In this limited release brew, a solid malt foundation is complimented by a generous amount of locally harvested honey and you guessed it… Hops! Our unique blend of hops will deliver aromas of honeydew and grapefruit, and will have you pouring the second beer before you finish the first.

Birdsong Honey Pie Double IPA will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft starting January 12th, 2017.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Honey)
Hops: Cascade, Fuggle, Columbus, Chinook
Malts: 2 Row, Caramel 40

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 1/12/17

8.9% ABV, 80 IBUs

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Headlines, Seasonal Return

It’s Bell’s Hopslam season once again. Here’s the schedule

Bell's Hopslam cans brewery

Bell’s Hopslam season is upon us once again. The brewery is canning the delicious liquid this week. Here’s the packaging rundown.

Starting in 2016, the Comstock, Michigan based brewery started shipping Hopslam in cans for the first time, dropping bottles from the lineup. Laura Bell, president of Bell’s Brewery in Comstock, Michigan cites construction as the biggest reason you won’t find bottles of the hoppy offering in the near future.

Also dropped from the 2017 lineup are the 1.32 gallon mini-kegs, aka the “hangover maker”. That leaves 12 ounce cans and draft this year.

Bell’s Hopslam is an imperial IPA brewed with Michigan honey. The beer easily ranks among one of the brewery’s most popular offerings.

Counties in lower Michigan are starting to get Bell’s Hopslam this week. 

Week of Jan. 9: Northern Michigan and the U.P., Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin

Week of Jan. 16: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Southern California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Virginia

Again, Bell’s Hopslam is a 12 ounce can and draft release in 2017.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Honey)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: Early January, 2017

10% ABV

Images via Bell’s Brewery.

Posted in Don't Miss This

Porn site xHamster launches their own beer. How you pair it is up to you.

xhamster Beer

One of the world’s largest porn websites, xHamster now has something else to offer their fans. xHamster Beer.

At first we thought it was a joke. Upon investigation (beer investigating, not porn), the Cyprus-based site has gotten into commercial brewing. The beer is a nearly 9% alcohol by volume Belgian-style tripel. Even before your mind wanders, no there aren’t any weird additions to the beer like lube, and it wasn’t aged on sex toys either.

xHamster Beer is brewed with two hop varieties, and five different malts, plus organic honey. Brewed for the fans of a special kind of “nature documentary.” Touted as the world’s first “porn beer.”

Five different malt varieties, two hop varieties, organic honey, and the finest spices and yeast flow into the beer. Very full-bodied, slightly sweet and yet spicy, this beer will fill your mouth and guarantee your satisfaction.

Right now the beer is only available in Europe but there are plans to to bring it stateside. Perhaps it’s the perfect gift for that special porn and beer lover in your life.

Style: Belgian Tripel (Honey.)

 

Posted in Great Lakes Brewing Company, Headlines

Great Lakes Barrel Aged Christmas Ale releases in November

Great Lakes Barrel Aged Christmas Ale

Great Lakes Barrel Aged Christmas Ale, a barrel-aged edition of the wildly popular seasonal beer, releases again this November.

Great Lakes Barrel Aged Christmas Ale, a winter warmer brewed with honey, cinnamon and ginger, is now aged in bourbon barrels for six months. The result is an even more popular edition of the cult classic, with added vanilla, wood, and smokey flavors.

Hark! A heavenly chorus of spices and honey and a fanfare of oak and vanilla flavors resound with each joyous sip of our bourbon barrel-aged Christmas Ale. Holiday spices and sweet honey are wrapped up with notes of wood and vanilla, adding depth that’ll keep you a-wassailin’ all season long.

Great Lakes Barrel Aged Christmas Ale is a 22 once bottle offering. This is a limited release found exclusively at the GLBC Gift Shop on November 26th, 2016.

Style: Winter Warmer (w/ Honey, Ginger, Cinnamon. Barrel Aged. Bourbon. Vanilla)
Availability: 22oz Bottle.  Limited to 1 case (12 bottles) per person.
Release: November 26th, 2016

7.5% ABV, 25 IBUs

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Don't Miss This

Check your shelves. Bell’s Roundhouse IRA ships

Bell's Roundhouse IRA

Bell’s Roundhouse IRA has joined the brewery’s can lineup here in September.

The India red Ale has been on draft in the past, and has been a fan favorite. Now, Bell’s Roundhouse IRA is a 12 ounce can offering for the first time. The beer features Michigan honey, and is quite hop forward.

Substantial amounts of late-kettle hop additions and dry hopping yield a wonderful blend aromas – everything from pineapple to peach and citrus. Hop intensity is kept in check with a balanced and judicious amount of toasted and caramel specialty malts.

Bell’s Roundhouse IRA will be a limited specialty beer, shipping to all of Bell’s distribution states starting in mid-September.

Style: India Pale Ale (w/ Honey)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Release (Cans): September, 2016

7.7% ABV

Posted in Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., Coming Soon, Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts Transmission, a collaboration with Arizona Wilderness

Creature Comforts Transmission

Creature Comforts Transmission is a new collaboration debuts later this month, brewed with Gilbert, Arizona based Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

The base beer is a saison, brewed with ingredients local to each brewery. Lisbon lemons and Arizona sweet oranges were grown locally by The Farm at Agritopia, and provided by Arizona Wilderness.

Creature Comforts added honey from Booger Hill Bee Company, based in Danielsville, Georgia. The bottle has been condtioning for the past four months with Creature’s mixed culture blend of yeast and bacteria.

Those interested in bottles will find them on a special Creature Comforts Transmission tour at the brewery in Athens, Georgia on September 29th, 2016.

Style: Saison (w/ Lemons, Oranges, Honey.)
Hops: Lemondrop, Mandarin Bavaria
Availability: 750ml Bottles

Debut: 9/29/16

5.6% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Stone Brewing Co.

Hops & Honey: Stone Citracado IPA

Stone Citracado IPA

Stone Citracado IPA has debuted here in August, 2016. The brewery celebrates 20 years of brewing this year.

The Escondido, California based brewery knows hops. Loves hops. Honestly, their India pale ale and various approaches have changed the beer scene in America. Perhaps with so many wins under Stone’s belt, it’s easy to get excited when another hoppy beer is afoot.

Stone Citracado IPA is brewed with the ever-so-hot Citra hops, plus a dose of avocado flower honey. Loosely, those are the same elements that make Bell’s Hopslam so popular (hoppy, with a touch of finishing sweetness).  Ed note. Before your blood boils for saying that beer geeks, not everyone is an expert on beer like you. Some folks need a little correlation or perspective.

For 20 years our passion for brewing and our obsession with hops has challenged traditional styles and expectations for beer. So Its only fitting we commemorate this momentous occasion by crafting a liquid ode to bold brewing that satisfies your hop thirst and pays homage to our flagship San Diego brewery, located on Citracado Parkway (which itself pays homage to the citrus and avocado agricultural history of the region).
“Citracado” also teases the two key Ingredients of this been “Citra” refers both to the juicy gem of a hop and its citrusy (and tropical) aromas and flavors. “Cado” inspired us to utilize wonderful, native avocado flower honey. Combine the two and the result pours like silk and abounds with enough hops to match our excitement for reaching this 20-year milestone. We thank you sincerely for the years of support and pledge that we will, as always, strive to live up to the reasons for your loyalty!

Taste: Stone has created another winner in the hop spectrum. Citra really takes the stage (and shines) in this release. Thank to an addition of Avocado flower honey, you won’t have a lot of bitterness to deal with. 22 ounces doesn’t last long.

Stone Citracado IPA is a 22 ounce bottle and draft offering. Drink fresh, drink now.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Avocado Flower Honey)
Hops: Citra

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Debut: Mid-August, 2016

9% ABV