The world of hazy, unfiltered India pale ales will get a little bigger in April. Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin is hitting shelves this month.
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA has splintered into separate releases like Grapefruit Sculpin, Habanero Sculpin, and Pineapple Sculpin over the past few years. Each spin on the flagship IPA has proved popular among the brewery’s fanbase.
Brewed to celebrate a decade of hoppy California goodness that is Sculpin, Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin IPA will join the lineup in the near future.
Craving some haze? Unfiltered Sculpin is now available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: April, 2017
Terrapin Chopsecutioner, a lower alcohol by volume edition of the brewery’s flagship IPA, debuts this month.
Maybe drinking 7.3% ABV IPA for 9 innings of baseball in a hot city like Atlanta isn’t recommended. Terrapin Chopsecutioner is here to help. The Athens, Georgia based brewery has a new 5 barrel pilot system at Suntrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves and is the birthplace of this unique beer.
Attendees to Suntrust Park this summer will see quite a few unique recipes coming out of the new ATL BrewLab, starring with Chopsecutioner, which is actually aged on Mizuno wood bat chips. The hop lineup is the same as the bigger Hopsecutioner sibling, but with a lighter body, lower ABV, and a touch of wood flavor from the bats.
Terrapin Chopsecutioner will be available at Terrapin’s ATL BrewLab year-round when the season opens next week.
5% ABV, 60 IBUs
There is another IPA aged on baseball bats, dubbed ‘Homefront’, that benefits a great cause -Operation Homefront.
This Friday a new musical collaboration arises. Asheville, North Carolina’s Burial Beer and Brooklyn’s Interboro Spirits & Ales are teaming up wth hiphop group Run the Jewels for a special hoppy release. Stay G-O-L-D IPA debuts in Asheville on Friday.
Run the Jewels was founded in 2013 by rappers El-P and Killer Mike. Besides his hot rhymes, Killer Mike has a love of beer. A few years ago he flew to Chicago to do a special collaboration with Goose Island. (We actually visited him at his barber shop in Georgia.)
Burial Beer Stay G-O-L-D IPA is brewed with the help of Brooklyn, New York’s Interboro Spirits & Ale. Named for a track on the groups latest “Run the Jewels 3” release, Stay G-O-L-D is juicy India pale ale brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops. Interboro released their cans back in March.
Aromas of dank pineapple lemon honeydew. Tangy citrus piney flavors with clean bitter finish. – Interboro Spirits & Ales
Stay G-O-L-D will be available at Burial Beer in Asheville, North Carolina starting Friday, April 7th, at 2 pm. The brewery plans on bumping Run the Jewels tunes all day. No distribution.
Availability: 16oz Cans.
Old Bust Head Graffiti House the brewery’s west coast style IPA debuts in cans for the first time this weekend.
The Vint Hill, Virginia based brewery is making their first foray into aluminum with their year-round Graffiti House IPA. The tropical hop forward beer features Mosaic, Cascade, and CTZ hops.
From Civil War scrawls on the walls of Graffiti House to illicit aerosol artistry we all endeavor to leave our mark. Our Graffiti House West Coast Style IPA asserts its presence with a potent aroma of passion fruit, mango, guava, and citrus. The bold and juicy tropical body is a unique signature of the Mosaic hops, while Cascade hops contribute to a clean citrus finish for a flavor so singular it leaves its own indelible impression.
Old Bust Head Graffiti House debuts in 16 ounce cans starting Friday, March 31st.
Hops: Mosaic, Cascade, CTZ
Malts: 2-Row, Cara-Pils, Caramel 10L, Special Roast
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.
Debut (Cans): 3/31/17
7.5% ABV, 75 IBUs
Image: Old Bust Head
Half Acre Vallejo IPA, the brewery’s spring and summer seasonal returns April 1st. The beer draws its name from talented artist, Boris Vallejo.
“Fresh pops of lemon and dried white grapes” is how Half Acre describes this India pale ale. Perfect for warmer temperatures.
An uncontested brewery favorite, Vallejo is soaking wet with beach driven pine and citrus, finishing as bitter and persistent as the sand in your shorts. Regardless of how you choose to consume it, this beer’s sole intent is to thrash its way into your good times.
Half Acre Vallejo IPA is available in 16 ounce cans and draft once again, starting Friday, March 31st.
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Spring/Summer Seasonal
Latest Return: 3/31/17
More: Boris Vallejo Gallery
Unknown Brewing Scratch n Sniff hits shelves just as spring begins.
Subtitled “Aromatic IPA,” the beer’s name is truly fitting. Unknown uses a technique called “hop bursting,” where a massive (read: unreasonable) amount of hops are added at the end of the beer’s boil and whirlpool stages. The result is a beer that is low on bitterness and big on hop aromas. The Unknown Brewing team uses a seven hop blend, bringing a real burst of flavor to the table.
The hop bursting technique is really evident in Scratch n Sniff. There is so much hop aroma in a 4.8% session IPA. It’s hopped like an imperial IPA, but won’t put you under the table nearly as fast.
This aromatic IPA is made with 7 hop additions. All those hops are thrown in at special timed editions to create flavor, a nose full of goodness, and light bitterness.
Unknown Brewing Scratch n Sniff is available in 12 ounce cans and draft as a spring seasonal.
Availability: 12oz Can, Draft. Seasonal release.
Latest Return: March, 2017
PIC: Beer Street Journal
Scofflaw GOAT IPA debuts this Thursday, settling a bet from Atlanta’s ill-fated Super Bowl.
We all know what happened. Atlanta had a massive lead in this year’s Super Bowl, only to see it disappear by the end of the game. The city’s breweries made a few Super Bowl bets, most notably SweetWater with Boston Beer Company, and Scofflaw with Shipyard Brewing. SweetWater has already paid up. Now it’s Scofflaw’s turn.
Scofflaw GOAT IPA is a “New England Style” IPA, chosen because of where the Patriots call home. Scofflaw’s brewmaster Travis Herman worked with Shipyard’s head brew Joe Rank on the recipe.
The new IPA honors the “Greatest Of All Time” New England Patriots while celebrating the friendly collaboration among these two craft brewers. Deep with never-quit character, G.O.A.T. is an unfiltered IPA with a murky first impression that leads into winning flavors and aromas and a miraculous come-from-behind finish.
Scofflaw GOAT IPA will be available on tap at the Atlanta brewery starting Thursday, March 30th. Scofflaw’s Herman sums up his thoughts on the beer: “For spring days when the Atlanta weather is cool, we’ll use lower pressure in our kegs so Patriots fans can hold on to their glass.”
Hops: Simcoe, Amarillo, Mosaic
Availability: Draft only, limited.