New Belgium Botanical Imperial IPA is the latest entry in the brewery’s ongoing Hop Kitchen Series.
This draft only beer is an IPA brewed with Cascade, Sterling, Willamette hops, and a variety of garden grown botanicals, including basil, sage and juniper.
Then we intensified the citrusy, herbal and spicy hop flavors with a blast of essential oils from backyard botanicals basil, sage and juniper to create the freshest IPA around. A touch of dark caramel malt adds a nice cushiony bed to the sip before the beer transitions into a warming, dry finish. Taste the bounty of Botanical Imperial IPA.
New Belgium Botanical Imperial IPA is a draft only offering, in limited quantities across the brewery’s distribution network.
Availability: Draft Only
Release: March, 2016
8.5% ABV, 85 IBUs
Imperial Cabinet is a barrel-fermented farmhouse ale, inspired by the New Orleans Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail.
Since the cocktail uses gin, which has a strong botanical flavor, rosemary, lavender, juniper, and cubeb pepper were added to the boil along with dried orange blossoms. The beer’s tartness and acidity grew over the 10 months in barrels.
During the final weeks, orange peel, lemon zest, lime zest, and vanilla beans were added to the barrels.
Bruery Terreux Imperial Cabinet was fermented with a blend of both brewery’s mixed cultures used for wild fermentations.
Due to pathetic Texas laws, Bruery Terreux Imperial Cabinet will not be sold in Jester King’s home state. Bottles debuted in the Bruery tap room on October 30th.
Anderson Valley GT Gose expands the Boonville, California brewery’s gose lineup. You’ll recall Anderson Valley already has Blood Orange Gose, and regular Gose in package.
Anderson Valley GT Gose features lemongrass, lemon peel, juniper, and grains of paradise.
Reminiscent of a classic cocktail, our GT Gose showcases botanical flavors and aromas of lemon peel, juniper, lemongrass, and grains of paradise. With a juicy lemon-lime tartness and slightly peppery finish, we’ve given the gose style a unique spin that we’re sure you’ll enjoy.
Anderson Valley GT Gose will be available in 22oz bottles. There has already been limited draft availability.
Today (Dec 23rd) marks the first bottle release of Short’s Brew’s Juicy Tree IPA.
Juicy Tree is an experimental India Pale Ale made with blue spruce tips, juniper berries, and cranberries.
Big aromatics of piney evergreen and sweet berries tingle the senses. After some slightly tart and tangy flavors up front, a harmonious balance between pleasant fruit sweetness and bitter pine is reached. A sizable malt bill, ample hop additions, and the floral fruity qualities of American Ale yeast all contribute to the symmetry of this beer. The finish in Juicy Tree (7.5% ABV, 65 IBU) is laced with a resiny stickiness that flows naturally into a lasting bitterness.
Short’s Juicy Tree is only available to brewpub patrons.
7.5% ABV, 65 IBU
Winter release for this Samuel Adams. The berries add and interesting twist to a hoppy brew. Just ask the Norwegians.
For this special release, we wanted to brew a flavorful winter IPA that captured the aroma of the season. This brought us to juniper berries, which add a slightly sweet, piney character. Complimented by citrus notes from American hops, this balanced IPA will brighten the holidays. Cheers!
Style: IPA (w/ Juniper Berries)
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
Jester King Craft Brewery preps for the release of Gotlandsdricka, a new farmhouse ale. The name means “Drink of the Good Land”, and is purported to be a beer of the Vikings. This beer mimics the farmhouse ales traditionally brewed on the island of Gotland in Sweden, using more herbs and berries. (A lot like sahti is.) For this brew, Jester King used birchwood smoked malt, juniper, and sweet gale. Sweet gale (aka myrica gale) has been used as an insect repellent, and a stomach pain remedy.
…From what we can gather, the original beer would likely have been smokey, sour and reeking of juniper and birch. It would not have been the product of fermentation with brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) in a temperature controlled, sanitized stainless steel vessel, which is how our rendition of the style was created. Rather, like all historic beers brewed before the rather recent discovery and harnessing of brewer’s yeast, it would have been the product of fermentation involving wild yeast and bacteria.
Style: Farmhouse Ale (w/ Juniper, Sweet Gale, Smoked)
Availability: The first tapping of Gotlandsdricka will be at the Borefts Beer Festival on September 28th and 29th at Brouwerij de Molen in The Netherlands. It will make its stateside debut a week later at the Texas Craft Brewers Festival in Austin on October 6th and at the Pints for Prostates Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV on October 12th. Following its debut at the festivals, a limited amount of naturally conditioned kegs, casks and gravity kegs will be released in Texas with a wider bottle release to follow. A portion of the bottle release will also be made available through the Rare Beer Club.
Arrival: Late September, 2012
5 Rabbit Cerveceria (Chicago, IL) is planning a new beer as they build their new production facility they are building this summer. Coming soon, is a beer dubbed 5 Grass Hoppy Ale, brewed with 3 different hops, juniper, sage, Tasmanian pepperberry, and other spices.
It could potentially be a year round beer, joining 5 Rabbit Golden Ale, 5 Vulture, and 5 Lizard. [ChicagoTribune]
More: 5 Rabbit’s brewery expansion, and new Ohio territory