Bell’s Official Hazy IPA joins the brewery’s year-round portfolio in 2019.
It’s been almost 8 months since the announcement, and finally, Bell’s Official Hazy IPA is on shelves. The release combines two things the brewery says they do best, India pale ale and wheat beer.
Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, Amarillo, and El Dorado hops are the stars in this wheat heavy release. Development of this future release started in 2017, alongside Titania and Larry’s Latest IPA. As Bell’s describes this newbie, “Official is a refined beer for those who love hops AND for those who prefer wheat beers. Not to be confused with New England IPAs, Official is Bell’s Hazy IPA.”
Look for Official Hazy IPA in 16-ounce cans, 12-ounce cans, 12-ounce bottles and draft across the brewery’s 40 state distribution plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico starting in March 2019.
Hops: Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, Amarillo, El Dorado
Availabilty: 12oz Cans, 16oz Cans, 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: March 2019
19 Crimes, the Australian winemakers with the augmented reality labels, are launching 19 Crimes Beer in the United States.
The wine debuted in the United States 6 years ago, and is now a staple in pretty much every grocery store you step foot in. According to Michelle Terry, CMO or Treasure Wine Estates, the company noticed a duality between wine drinkers and craft beer drinkers. “We know that our 19 Crimes wine lovers also highly index as consumers of craft beer. There is so much opportunity with this brand, and our retailers and customers have been asking us to expand into other alcohol beverages.”
Three styles of 19 Crimes beers are ready with the initial launch – 19 Crimes Pilsner, 19 Crimes IPA, and 19 Crimes Lager. All three styles are brewed at Sleeping Giant Brewery in Denver, Colorado.
Each of the cans portray the familiar characters on the labels, complete with augmented reality stories through the Living Wine labels phone app. The stories on the wine and the beer are the same.
19 Crimes Beer will launch first in Ohio. Expect more states before the close of 2019.
New Realm Hazy Like A Fox
Offshoot Beer Grain Damage is the second of two releases from The Bruery’s “Offshoot” division, alongside new Brain Pour.
Typically, each monthly release features an IPA and an imperial IPA. Grain Damage is the hazy single IPA, brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe, and El Dorado hops.
A juicy, hazy IPA with a mouth-watering berry medley aroma and huge tropical fruit flavors. The brewing of this beer left some serious grain damage in its wake, but trust us, this beer was worth it.
Offshoot Beer Grain Damage is available in 16-ounce cans, available online at offshootbeer.com starting today.
Hops: Simcoe, Mosaic, El Dorado
Malts: 2 Row, Pearl, Red Wheat, Oats
Availability: 16oz Cans. California Only
It took us until the fifth edition of the beer to finally find out what all the excitement is surrounding LaGrange, Georgia’s Alpha Abstraction Series. What this long means we waited too long.
Wild Leap Brewing’s reputation in the beer world is made by Alpha Abstraction aka “AA”. The double India pale ale is one of the best juicy/hazy style IPAs in Georgia right now. While each release uses a different hop bill, the response from fans is clear- they love it.
Wild Leap Alpha Extraction #5 is double dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops, finishing with just a hint of bitterness. This 12-ounce can of juicy goodness is velvety smooth to the point of being creamy, lingering with tropical fruit hop flavors that linger with every sip. In our opinion, this a great example of why the hazy IPA is popular.
AA #5 is a limited release in 12-ounce cans and draft. Wild Leaps states the 6th edition is coming in mid-March.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Nelson Sauvin
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: Early February 2019
PIC: Beer Street Journal
At the 2018 Firestone Walker Invitational, Creature Comfort’s Adam Beauchamp was having a beer with Russian River’s Vinnie Cilurzo. Beauchamp mentioned Creature Comfort’s ‘Get Comfortable’ Campaign, their annual community outreach program. Creature Comforts helped raise funds to help folks affected by the 2017 Sonoma fires, so Cilurzo couldn’t wait to get involved.
The two breweries collaborated on an India pale ale, brewed with Strata, Amarillo, Comet, and Pahto hops. “Get Comfortable IPA” finishes at 7.2% alcohol by volume.
This year, Creature Comforts has chosen the following nonprofits to benefit from the funds raised from sales of the collaboration: Action Ministries, Advantage Behavioral Health, The Ark, Athens Community Council on Aging, Bigger Vision, Chess & Community, College Factory, Family Connection-Communities in Schools, and Mercy Health Center. These nine non-profits will be highlighted throughout the 2019 Get Comfortable campaign season, which wraps up in November.
Creature Comforts Russian River Get Comfortable IPA is available in 16-ounce cans and draft throughout the duration of the campaign.
Hops: Strata, Comet, Amarillo, Pahto
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. February-November 2019
Debut: February 2019
Birdsong Brewing Hazy Sexy Cool IPA re-joins the brewery’s seasonal lineup again on January 31st.
This beer was first introduced in 2018 as a part of the Charlotte, North Carolina based brewery’s IPA Series. Back by popular demand, Birdsong is re-releasing the hazy IPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops.
We’ve been making hazy, unfiltered beer for years, long before the haze craze and love for the New England style IPA, but why not really haze it up?
Birdsong Brewing Hazy Sexy Cool IPA is available in 16-ounce cans at the brewery on January 31st, then local shops shortly after the release.
Style: Hazy IPA
Hops: Citra, El Dorado, Mosaic
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Return: 1/31/19