Imperial stout fans, look to Asheville, North Carolina. Hi-Wire Salted Maple 10W-40 Imperial Stout debuts Friday
This series started with 10W-40 Imperial Stout, so named because the chocolate, coffee, and vanilla heavy stout pours like motor oil.
Never resting, Hi-Wire has released more variants of 10W-40, including Horchata, German Chocolate Cake, and even a Barrel-aged 10W-40. This beer is quickly becoming a state “stout icon”.
Up next – Salted Maple 10W-40. This edition takes the imperial stout base and combines maple syrup, pink sea salt, vanilla beans, chocolate, and lactose milk sugar. Sounds like a chocolatey salt maple candy.
Hi-Wire Salted Maple 10W-40 will be available in limited 16-ounce cans on Friday, March 8th.
Milkshake IPA gone big. Pontoon Brewing Triple The Floor is Lava is a boozy follow-up to last year’s popular release.
The Floor is Lava, a milkshake IPA brewed with guava, strawberries, kiwi, and lactose, debuted last summer. The creamy IPA was big on fruit as well as fruity hops.
For the brewery’s anniversary party this week, Pontoon took the original recipe and “imperialized” the base IPA and doubled
tripled the amount of fruit, creating Triple The Floor is Lava.
Pontoon Triple The Floor is Lava is available at the brewery in Sandy Springs, Georgia in 16-ounce cans.
11.8% ABV, 55 IBUs
If you expected styles like the “milkshake IPA” to die off in 2019, you might think again. Full Sail Malted Milkshake Style IPA is hitting the market.
The India pale ale went from clear to hazy (New England Style IPA). Then from hazy to lactose and fruit heavy (milkshake IPA). Oregon’s Full Sail has been experimenting with milkshake style and has settled on a recipe to ship nationally. The brewery has dubbed it the Malted Milkshake Style IPA, brewed with oats, wheat and lactose milk sugar.
“With Malted Milkshake, we really nailed it. It’s unfiltered, not bitter, and there’s tons of aroma packed into a full-bodied, creamy IPA.” – Full Sail Brewmaster Greg Doss
Full Sail Malted Milkshake Style IPA is now available in 12-ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.
6.8% ABV, 40 IBUs
Burial Skillet Donut Stout cans return as 2018 comes to a close.
Burial Skillet Donut Stout is an oatmeal stout and is brewed with molasses, milk sugar, and a 50/50 blend of Big Trouble and Hologram Counter Culture Coffee. This fan favorite is big on coffee with just a tiny hint of milk chocolate, finishing silky smooth. Breakfast beer? Dessert beer? That’s up to you. We’ve turned it into a pool beer when it comes back in the summer time.
Cold black iron. Never decaying, it is held to the fire to unearth impeccable flavor from whatever it holds. Never biased, it welcomes all ingredients. The Skillet is our most trusted and daring tool of culinary ingenuity. It is the perfect barrier-carrier for this rich, black ale. This breakfast stout is made from a blend of nine barley malts, a healthy scoop of oats, milk and molasses sugars, and our favorite blend of freshly roasted Counter Culture Coffee beans. Welcome the day with rich cocoa, smooth caramel, dark fruits, and an abundance of diverse coffee aroma unlike no other. Drink your breakfast.
Burial Skillet Donut Stout 16-ounce cans and draft will return to the taproom and distribution the last week of 2018.
8% ABV, IBU: 60
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Creature Comforts Koko Buni, the brewery’s coveted milk porter, returns to cans again in mid-December.
One of the first seasonals by the Athens, Georgia based brewery, Creature Comforts Koko Buni is a milk porter, aged on toasted coconut and cocoa nibs Condor Chocolates and coffee from nearby 1000 Faces. This late fall season has been overwhelmingly popular since its debut a few years ago. We’ve seen fistfights over Koko cans at retailers.
2018 is the first production run after the brewery brought their new production facility online, so fans should expect a little more “Buni” to go around this year.
“We decided not to be traditional with the beer and add some ingredients that play well with the already roasty and chocolatey flavors of darker beers.” -Co-Founder and Head Brewer David Stein.
Coffee lovers will find a home here. Koko Buni starts heavy on the 1000 Faces coffee, and turns chocolatey mid-sip, finishing with a wisp of coconut.
Creature Comforts Koko Buni will be a seasonal draft and 12-ounce can offering, available at the brewery and Georgia retailers again in mid-December, 2018.
Koko means coconut in Papiamento, a common language in parts of the Carribean, while Buni means coffee in Swahili, a common language in southeastern Africa.
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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.
Unknown Brewing The Teleporter will be available in cans for the first time on September 28th.
The brewery’s robust porter is brewed with cocoa nibs from Asheville, North Carolina’s French Broad Chocolates and coffee from Enderly Coffee Company.
These ingredients give this beer a wonderful nose of coffee and chocolate, a creamy tan head, and rich mocha taste.
Look for Unknown Brewing The Teleporter in 16-ounce cans in the brewery’s taproom in Charlotte, North Carolina starting September 28th.