In 2017, Stone released Vengeful Spirit IPA with the intention of showing off fruit in what the brewery is best known for – IPAs. Two years later a bolder version of that beer returns.
Stone chose pineapples and Mandarin oranges that compliments the tropical Mosaic, Loral & Mandarina Bavaria hops.
Revengeful Spirit is more aggressive than the 2017 release, in both alcohol by volume, hops and citrus fruit. Consider picking up this bold pre-summer beer. The nose is heavy on oranges, and each sip bursts with trop-hops and pineapple, finishing smooth and slightly bitter. Stone struck a nice balance with real fruit in an imperial IPA without being, cloying, heavy or sticky. It’s like drinking in a ray of hoppy sunshine.
Stone ReVengeful Spirit is available nationally in 12-ounce cans, 22-ounce bottles, and draft.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: May 2019
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Left Hand Push Pop Party Nitro is available at the brewery this week.
The Longmont, Colorado-based brewery continues to expand their “Nitro” series, recently adding Flamingo Dreams year-round ahead of hot weather. Left Hand Push Pop Party is described as a “citrus ale” with mandarin oranges, limes, and lactose milk sugar.
16-ounce cans of ‘Push Pop’ are available in the brewery’s taproom starting this week, available nationally through June 2019.
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Atlanta Brewing Kahuna Matata, a collaboration with nearby Wrecking Bar Brewpub debuts mid-month.
The two breweries barrel-fermented a milk stout with coconut, pineapple, and orange peel.
16-ounce cans of Atlanta Brewing Kahuna Matata will be available when the brewery opens on September 15th. Pre-sale available now at atlantabrewing.craftcellr.com.
Monday Night Rucksack, a new hefeweizen by the Atlanta brewery, debuts in cans for the first time.
The traditional German-style wheat beer is brewed with Mandarina Bavaria hops in the boil, and then steeped in orange peel post-fermentation.
Hazy and unfiltered, Rucksack’s wheat malt delivers a bready character that screams citrus fruit when combined with Mandarina Bavaria hops. Steeping this beer with orange peel post-fermentation only accentuates this fruitiness.
Monday Night Ruck Sack is available in 12-ounce cans and draft as an early summer seasonal.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Early May 2018
Iron Hill Hopicana brings the “juice” ahead of summer.
The multi-state based brewpub created Iron Hill Hopicana (a west-coast India Pale Ale) to taste like fresh picked orange juice in beer form. So much so, they used fresh oranges.
Hopicana is a hop-forward IPA brewed with real oranges for refreshing, juicy flavor. It’s a West Coast-style IPA that drinks like a cold glass of fresh-squeezed OJ.
The label is inspired by commercial food labels from the 30’s and 40’s.
Iron Hill Hopicana will be available on May 10th in 16-ounce cans and draft.
We honestly aren’t sure what we drink more of around the Beer Street Journal office – beer or margaritas. This release makes choosing between the two a little bit easier. Second Self Margarita in Gose is back for a second season.
Let’s address the most badass fact about this beer, the Top Gun theme. Second Self now has a “Top Gun Series” of beers, that started with Maverick & Gose last year. That beer is back in the skies (shelves) once again with an updated recipe. Since you can’t pull off an inverted flying maneuver without a partner, Second Self Margarita in Gose, aka “MIG” is here.
MIG mimics the taste of a margarita thanks to fresh orange lime juice and Florida orange peel. Those flavors, plus a touch of salt makes this gose margarita/ beer hybrid. Shots of tequila might make the perfect compliment. The choice is yours.
Second Self Margarita in Gose is available in Georgia and Alabama again in March 2018.
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Creature Comforts Mango, Orange & Lime Tritonia debuts in the brewery’s taproom on Friday.
The Athens, Georgia based brewery hit a home run with their fans when they debuted Cucumber & Lime Tritonia on draft in 2015. Creature Comforts has been teasing new variants ever since.
This Friday look for a new variant hits cans – Creature Comforts Mango, Orange & Lime Tritonia. The tart wheat ale features a touch of coriander, and sea salt, plus fresh mangos, oranges and limes.
12-ounce cans of this Tritonia variant are on sale at the brewery on Friday, January 19th at 3 pm.