Topic Archives: Imperial IPA

Posted in Odell Brewing, Seasonal Return

3000 pounds of peaches: Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA

Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA

Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA makes a 2019 appearance this month in 12-ounce cans.

3000 pounds of pureed Colorado peaches take a leading role in Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA. This limited release Imperial IPA is big on both citrus and peach flavors. It may not be spring, but the brewery brews something that reminds you of warmer days.

Tree Shaker is an Imperial Peach IPA. Brewed with local peaches for a subtle sweetness, this Imperial IPA has roots right here in Colorado. Familiar citrusy hop notes balanced with sweet local peaches give this style a playful little shake.

The first taste of Tree Shaker can be had Friday, January 11th. Look for 12-ounce cans and draft in distribution shortly after.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Peaches)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Draft. Jan-March
Latest Return: January 2019

8% ABV 

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 New Releases, Sam Adams

Sam Adams celebrates the Red Sox World Series with ‘Damage Done’

Sam Adams Damage Done

The Boston Red Sox have won the 2018 World Series and Boston Beer Company is celebrating true brewery style – with a beer.

This season marked the brewery’s first year as the official beer of the Red Sox. Now they have a new reason to celebrate, now they are champions once again.

Available this week only is Sam Adams Damage Done, an imperial IPA honoring the Red Sox achievement. The very appropriate New England IPA is aged on vanilla beans with guava, mango, and lactose.

Fans will only find this release at the Boston based brewery through the end of the week, available in commemorative crowlers seen above.

Style: Imperial Hazy IPA (w/ Guava, Vanilla Beans. Lactose.)
Availability: Draft/Crowlers. Brewery only.
Debut: 10/29/18

7.3% ABV

 

Posted in Creature Comforts, New Releases

For the hardcore Tropicalia fans: Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze

Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze

A new riff on one of Georgia’s most popular India pale ales debuts on Friday – Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze.

Tropicalia, Creature Comfort’s year-round IPA has truly taken the southeast by storm. Building on that popularity, the Athens, Georgia based brewery has released Tropicalisma, and Double Dry Hop Trop into a small batch “Trop” inspired family. Friday brings Imperial Trop Haze, three words that are bound to make hopheads break a sweat.

CREATURE COMFORTS LAUNCHES YEAR-ROUND LAGER

The biggest Tropicalia fans will love this according to Creature, and between the name, and the hops (Citra, Centennial, and Galaxy), it’s hard to see this release go wrong.

Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze will be available in 16-ounce cans and draft when the brewery opens on October 12th. Pre-sales are live on CraftCellr starting October 11th.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Centennial, Galaxy
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery Only.
Debut: 10/12/18

8% ABV

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Bring a sweater. Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy lands today

Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy

Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy imperial IPA will be available starting September 27th.

This 9.5% alcohol by volume IPA delivers big on hops: Columbus, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic, Comet, and Galaxy to be exact. The “secret sauce” according to the brewery is the extra dry finish and the “big citrusy melony nose”.

MONDAY NIGHT PIRANHA DEALER DEBUTS

16-ounce cans of Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy will be available at the brewery’s Trabert Avenue location on September 27th.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Columbus, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic, Comet, Galaxy

Availabilty: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 9/27/18

9.5% ABV, 95 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts, Modern Times Beer

Creature Comforts collaboration with Modern Times is back for a 2nd time

Creature Comforts Modern Comforts

Creature Comforts Modern Comforts will be re-released on Friday, August 24th.

This imperial India pale ale is a collaboration with California based Modern Times. Creature Comforts Modern Comforts is brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops.

READ MORE: COLLABORATIONS

16-ounce cans of Modern Comforts will be available at 3 pm.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic.
Availability: 16oz Cans

Latest Return: 8/24/18

8% ABV

Posted in Half Acre Brewing, Seasonal Return

Now is the only time you’ll get Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter this year

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter 2018

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter, the bigger, boozier version of the brewery’s pale ale returns today for the only time this year.

As the name suggests, Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter is a bigger version of the brewery’s Daisy Cutter with fewer boundaries. It carries all the big citrus and grassy notes of the year-round pale ale, but with more hops and an amplified malt presence.

Usually brewed quarterly, Double Daisy Cutter is a Chicago favorite.

A monster version of the original Daisy Cutter Pale Ale. A heftier grain bill amps up the weight and double dry hopping insures there’s enough grit to recede your gums.

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter was first brewed in 2010. Since then, it appears a few times a year. Available in 16-ounce 4-pack cans.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: IL, WI, Philadelphia, NYC
Debut (Cans): 3/3/17
Latest Return: 8/3/18

8.5% ABV