Elysian Brewing and legendary band Def Leppard have a new musically inspired beer. Def Leppard Pale Ale debuts this summer.
The band is touring with another epic band Journey this summer, starting with Hartford, Connecticut on May 21st. Seattle, Washington is no stranger to music (or beer for that matter). In honor of Def Leppard’s Sheffield, England origin, the duo created an English-style pale ale brewed with English malts, and American-grown Pacific Northwest hops.
Def Leppard Pale is what happens when a mega British rock band collides with an American craft brewery. Both fanatics of their craft, Def Leppard and Elysian are excited to blend their worlds together, music and beer.
16-ounce cans of Elysian Def Leppard Pale Ale will be available in select tour cities starting on the band’s second stop on May 23rd in Albany, New York. The can design is a tribute to the 30th Anniversary of Def Leppard’s Hysteria album, known for epic songs like “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Love Bites”.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Cascade, Simcoe, Chinook, Magnum
Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Carahell, Acidulated
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft
6% ABV, 27 IBUs
Mother’s Brewing Trop Top Pale Ale hits shelves this week.
Tropical hops flavors are very hot in craft beer right now. You can thank hops like Citra and Mosaic for that. Incidentally, that duo is responsible for Mother’s Brewing Trop Hop.
The “tropical” pale ale is heavily hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops in both the whirlpool as well as in the dry-hop.
This refreshing pale has a big fruity hop punch with a very restrained bitterness. The malt body is light with a mild sweetness to round out the juicy, tropical fruity pale ale.
Mother’s Brewing Trop Top Pale Ale is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft as a seasonal release.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Citra, Mosaic
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Mid February 2018
6% ABV, 30 IBUs
Full Sail Session Twist brings a touch of citrus into the colder months.
Hood River, Oregon’s Full Sail Brewing has taken the inspiration that created Session Lager and turned it into a full series of releases over the past few years. Creations have included everything from an IPA to a Mexican Lager, plus fruit variants like Watermelon Wheat and Black Cherry. As winter presses on, the brewery looks to put a little citrus in these dark days, with Full Sail Session Twist.
Session Twist is lightly hopped with Cascade, plus a “twist” of tangerine. Each sip might be the brightest part of drinking in the cold.
“We wanted the tangerine to come through in this lightly hopped pale ale. A hint of Cascade hops gives Session Tangerine Twist a natural citrus character and a twist of lemon rounds it out. Tangy aromas of citrus zest and tangerine burst from this golden, refreshing ale. – Full Sail Brewmaster Greg Doss
Session Lager launched 12 years ago and has since taken home more than 100 medals in various competitions. 40 of those were gold.
Full Sail Session Twist is available in 11-ounce stubby bottles and draft through April 2018.
5.2% ABV, 20 IBUs
Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo, a pale ale brewed with spruce tips, returns to the brewery’s seasonal lineup. This beer is a collaboration with Pennsylvania clothing manufacturer, Woolrich.
Before you get to know the beer, get to know the name. The “Pennsylvania Tuxedo” is the stylish descriptor given to the red and black hunting outfits popularized by Woolrich, dating back to the late 1800’s. All the more reason this beer is a collaboration with Pennsylvania clothing manufacturer, Woolrich.
Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo has made an appearance before, released on tap at the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach in 2014. In 2015, Tuxedo was bottled for the first time as well, destined for a larger Dogfish Head market.
“Pennsylvania Tuxedo smells like Paul Bunyan’s cologne and tastes like tongue-kissing Mother Nature, and it’s a labor of love that we hope you’ll share with friends this winter.” Brewery founder Sam Calagione
When you brew an outdoorsy collaboration, you brew it with spruce tips, right? The brewery’s Sam Calagione mentions in the video below where John Rich almost died from falling off the rafters at a barn raising after drinking too much of his own spruce beer.
Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo is available once again in 12-ounce bottles and draft in November 2016.
Image: Dogfish Head
Monday Night Han Brolo will soon be found in the Atlanta, Georgia brewery’s lineup soon. We’re already in love with the name.
“A crushable, hazy pale ale” is what you can expect from Han Brolo, the long lost brother of our favorite galactic smuggler. Cans of this new release debut soon, alongside Dr. Robot, a fruited sour.
Beer Street Journal recently tried “Brolo” and the first sips just scream juicy. It’s hard not be with a Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria, and Simcoe hop lineup.
Monday Night Han Brolo will be available in 12-ounce cans and draft this fall.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Simcoe, Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Debut: September 2017
4,7% ABV, 25 IBUs
NoDa Roaring Riot cans return at the end of July, brewed for NFL’s Carolina Panthers loyal.
The brewery is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and as you can probably imagine – big Panthers fans. NoDa Roaring Riot is dedicated to the passionate fan base. The beer is a pale ale brewed with rye malt.
Brewed wth our favorite Carolina tailgaters and fans, the Roaring Riot. #DoYouRiot
NoDa Roaring Riot will be available in 16-ounce cans again Friday, July 28th.
Style: Rye Beer
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 7/28/17
Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale has been canned for second time this month.
Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale is a hop forward pale ale, brewed with Mosaic and Crystal hops. If you love that “dank” hop smell and flavor, you will love this beer. Automatic is pale ale on steroids.
“Automatic is meant to be light, refreshing and quite drinkable without falling into the common pitfall of ending up too thin, watery or insipid. No color malts were used, however, the relatively full mouthfeel is enough to support this heavily hopped beer,” said Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp.”
Local Athens artist Michelle Fontaine created the label for Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale. Fontaine took inspiration from 1950’s pop culture as well as the 1940’s Chevy dealership that once occupied the brewery’s building.
You might recognize the phrase “Automatic for the People” emblazoned on the can, especially if you are an REM fan. The album named was derived from legendary Athens, Georgia eatery, Weaver D’s. The southern, soul food eatery is a city staple.
Automatic Pale Ale will be available in late June in 12 ounce cans and draft.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mosaic, Crystal
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Latest Return: June, 2017
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