Topic Archives: Honey

Posted in New Releases, Saint Arnold Brewing

Saint Arnold Original Dry Cider is the brewery’s first

Saint Arnold Original Dry Cider

After years of requests for non-beer options at the brewery, the idea for Saint Arnold Original Dry Cider was born.

After many months of research, and more than 100 test batches, Saint Arnold landed on the perfect recipe for Original Dry Cider. This new release features a proprietary blend of Pacific Northwest apples, including Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, Cripps Pink, and Cameo, fermented with the brewery’s house yeast.

The finishing touch – Belgian Candi Syrup, and a bit of honey from Burleson’s Honey from Waxachachie, Texas

Saint Arnold Original Dry Cider is gluten-free and available in 12-ounce cans and draft year-round starting in March 2019.

Style: Cider (w/ Belgian Candi Syrup. Honey.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: March 2019

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Posted in Bell's Brewing, Headlines, Seasonal Return

Bell’s Hopslam 2019 returns today. Here’s the shipping schedule

Bell's Hopslam cans brewery

Bell’s Hopslam returns again for 2019 starting today. Below are all the details you’ll need to get your annual hoppy fix.

Starting in 2016, the Comstock, Michigan based brewery started shipping Hopslam in cans for the first time, and dropping Hopslam bottles from the lineup.

This year, the 1.32-gallon mini-kegs, aka the “hangover maker” will also hit shelves in limited quantities.

Bell’s Hopslam is an imperial IPA brewed with Michigan honey, easily ranking among one of the brewery’s most popular releases. The Double IPA will start shipping in waves beginning the first week of January to their home state of Michigan, then to the rest of their distribution area.

January 2nd: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe.

Hopslam cans will start shipping on Jan. 3: Counties in lower Michigan: Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clare, Clinton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lake, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Monroe, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, St. Joseph, Shiawassee, Van Buren, Washtenaw and Wayne.

Week of Jan. 7: Remaining counties in Michigan (including the U.P.), Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusettes, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraksa, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee (Roanne, Scott, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, Anderson, Union, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Coche, Sevier, Blount, Loudon, Shelby, Cheatham, Davidson, Wilson, Trousdale, Williamson, Rutherford, Maury, Bledsoe, Rhea, Seqatchie and Hamilton counties), Vermont and Wisconsin

Week of Jan. 14: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Deleware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee (remaining counties), Texas, Virginia, West Virginia,

Bell’s Hopslam is a 12-ounce can, mini-keg, and draft limited release.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Honey)
Availability: 12oz Cans, 1.32 Gallon Mini-Keg, Draft.
Latest Return: Early January 2019

10% ABV

Images via Bell’s Brewery.

Posted in Creature Comforts, New Releases

University of Georgia honeybees & Creature Comforts Common Things

Creature Comforts Common Things

Creature Comforts Common Things debuts this month, a collaboration with the University of Georgia Honeybee program.

Common Things is a mixed culture saison brewed with local honey. Creature Comforts worked with the University of Georgia honeybee program. (The original brewery is located just blocks from the campus.)

This new saison is fermented with the honey in stainless steel tanks before being refermented in bottles.

“We’ve learned a lot about ways to use honey through previous projects and putting it in a light, tart, refreshing beer felt like the next progression. We’re also excited to have another opportunity to showcase locally sourced ingredients in our beer.” –  Blake Tyers, Wood Cellar, and Specialty Brand Manager

Creature Comforts Common Things will be available at the brewery on August 25th in 750-milliliter bottles. The label art was created by staff member Melissa Merrill.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Honey.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 8/25/18

6.2% ABV

Image: Creature Comforts 

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

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Posted in Dogfish Head, Headlines, New Releases

Aged on wood & year-round: Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew is now available year-round. 

In 2010, Dogfish Head released Bitches Brew, a new imperial stout created to honor the epic Miles Davis album by the same name, released in 1970. The album, deemed unconventional by many at the time, is considered the progenitor of the jazz-rock genre.

Much like the album’s composition, the imperial stout blends carefully selected components in its creation. The original release was created out of threads of an imperial stout, and imperial stout brewed with gesho root and honey.

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew adds a new element – wood. The beer has been aged and blended in the giant oak tanks that Dogfish Head uses to age their Pale Santo release. This “deeper cut” is a fusion of three threads of imperial stout aged on oak, and one of the Tej, an African honey beer, aged in the 10,000 gallon Palo Santo tanks.

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew is available this month in new 12-ounce/6-packs year-round.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Honey)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-Round
Release: January 2018

9% ABV

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Seasonal Return

Check your shelves. Bell’s Roundhouse IRA ships (again)

Bell's Roundhouse IRA

Bell’s Roundhouse IRA is back in the brewery’s canned lineup for the second time.

The India Red Ale debuted on draft in Kalamazoo in 2009 and quickly became a fan favorite. So much so, that Bell’s Roundhouse IRA was released as a 12-ounce can offering for the first time in 2016. The beer features Michigan honey and copious amounts of late addition kettle hops and dry hopping.

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 is back in all of Bell’s markets for a limited time in November 2017.

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

Latest Return: November 2017

7.7% ABV

Posted in Great Lakes Brewing Company, Seasonal Return

Great Lakes Christmas Ale starts pouring again today

If you are a big fan of this beer, you already know it’s out there.

The seasonal release of Great Lakes Christmas Ale is always highly anticipated, as the beer has quite the cult following. This seasonal release is brewed with honey, ginger, and cinnamon, complementing the coming holidays rather well.

Do not open ‘til Christmas? Whoever coined that phrase obviously hasn’t tasted Christmas Ale’s fresh honey, cinnamon, and ginger flavors.

Great Lakes Christmas Ale is available starting in late October in 12-ounce bottles and draft.

Style:    (w/ Honey, Ginger, Cinnamon)
Hops: Mt. Hood, Cascade
Malts: Harrington 2-Row, Wheat, Crystal 45, Special Roast, Roasted Barley

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Seasonality: Late October, Seasonally

7.5% ABV