What started as a collaboration in 2013 with Lost Abbey is head to shelves again this month – Maui Brewing Lemongrass Saison.
Lost Abbey’s Tomme Arthur mentions that a simple saison with lemongrass was a recipe he always wanted to create, but honestly, never got around to making. Hawaii’s Maui Brewing stepped in and helped make this beer a reality.
Simple recipe it may be, but neither of these breweries skimp on flavor. The Belgian-style saison uses 200 pounds of locally grown lemongrass.
Our original batch of this beer was the culmination of that vision; and Maui Brewing’s skillful use of this amazing flavor makes me truly wish it was available more often. In revisiting this recipe, my wishes are coming true,”
Maui Brewing Lemongrass Saison is back in action starting Friday, January 6th, in 12 ounce cans and draft.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: January, 2017
SweetWater Grass Monkey is a new seasonal on deck from the Atlanta, Georgia based brewery.
The potential spring 2017 seasonal features a base wheat ale brewed with lemongrass, plus a healthy dose of Lemondrop hops in both the boil and dry hop phases of the brewing process.
Spring got sprung with this funky monkey. We dropped a big stash of Lemondrop hops into both the kettle and the dry hop – delivering a big citrus blast – and topped it off with a Lemongrass addition for a refreshing twist. Light in body with bright citrus notes, this is an extremely complex but very easy drinking brew.
SweetWater Grass Monkey will be a can and draft release. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.
Hi-Wire Pink Drink, a fan favorite, has now been canned.
Previously on draft, Hi Wire Pink Drink is a kettle soured wheat ale brewed with lemongrass and raspberries. The end result is a pink beer, thanks to the berries (the brewery mentions pink lemonade).
…an ultra crushable tart whe at ale with lemongrass & raspberries; simple, refreshing, & pink.
Hi-Wire Pink Drink will debut at the brewery’s South Slope location on September 9th in 16 ounce cans. Limited distribution to follow.
Burial Beer The Keepers Veil Honey Saison will be available at the brewery in Asheville, North Carolina on December 26th.
Wildflower honey is the key ingredient in Burial Beer The Keepers, plus dried herbs and flowers including lemongrass, hibiscus, chamomile, rose petals, passion flower and elder flower.
The saison goes on sale at the brewery at 2 pm, $10 per bottle.
Image via Burial Beer Co.
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.
Goose Island Shred the Gnar debuted in the brewery’s Fulton & Wood Series late last year. The was was a collaboration with Surfrider Chicago Foundation. At the time, Goose Island Shred The Gnar was a draft only offering limited to Chicago.
Now, Gnar looks at bottles. An imperial India pale ale brewed with Michigan cherry juice, and lemongrass.
Shred the Gnar is brewed to celebrate those passionate few who brave the waves of Lake Michigan in the dead of winter. While our passion lies in brewing, we know what it means to do what you love to the extreme. We brewed this beer to be big and hoppy with the West Coast surf culture in mind while adding a Midwest twist with tart Cherry juice from Michigan. To make this beer just a bit more gnarly we threw in some fresh lemongrass to create a bright aroma that keeps you coming back for more. We hope this beer will help warm up all those who get out and Shred the Gnar in whatever ways they love this winter.
Goose island Shred the Gnar will be a 12 ounce bottle offering. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
Crooked Stave Key Lime Tau (2π) releases July 15th. A special collaboration with Hawkshead Brewery based in the United Kingdom.
Crooked Stave Key Lime Tau (2π) is part of the Tran-Atlantic Rainbow Project, a series that challenges brewers to brew a beer inspired by a color. To create Key Lime Tau, the brewery created a mixed culture fermentation wild ale, aged in oak with lactose, fresh lime peel, and lemongrass.
“Key Lime Tau is a riff on a friend of ours’ beer Limoncello. We decided to put our own spin on a Limoncello and it came out very much like a Key Lime Pie,” said Yakobson. “We chose to call this beer Key Lime Tau as ‘tau’ is mathematically 2π and since the collaboration was brewed at both Hawkshead and Crooked Stave, two versions exist making it two Pies.”
Crooked Stave Key Lime Tau (2π) will be available in their taproom at 3350 Brighton Blvd at 6 pm on July 15th.