Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale is the next year-round can by the Chicago, Illinois based brewery.
This beer went by ‘Golden Tuna’ in the taproom in the past. As Half Acre puts it – “We all took the short cut and now Tuna lives.” The pale ale features Mosaic and Centennial hops, and is big on citrus and passionfruit.
It’s a perpetually gassed up 3-wheeler, churned and ready to take you wherever you wanna go.
Cans of Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale will be available at the brewery’s Lincoln Avenue shop starting Friday, March 3rd.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mosaic, Centennial
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round.
Just in time for the Atlanta Falcon’s Super Bowl appearance, Atlanta will get to sip Second Self A.T. aLe for the first time.
In case you haven’t figured it out, Second Self Beer Company calls Atlanta home, just miles from The Georgia Dome. Second Self A.T. aLe is an unfiltered hoppy pale ale, perfect for 4 quarters of big game watching.
Officially launching in March, it’s CRISP, CLEAN, REFRESHING, and something you’ll love to drink in every season.
Fans can catch a sneak peek of Second Self A.T. aLe on February 5th at the brewery. 12 ounce cans will be available starting in March, 2017.
Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.
Debut: March, 2017
5.7% ABV, 42 IBUS
Upslope Citra Pale Ale has been tapped as the next year round beer by the Boulder, Colorado based brewery.
Eight years ago, the Boulder, Colorado based brewery introduced their very first beer – Pale Ale. As time as passed, the brewery’s fans have come to love Upslope Citra Pale Ale just a little bit more than the flagship. It’s time for a change.
This week, the brewery canned Citra Pale for the first time, headed out to all of the brewery’s markets soon.
“The decision to retire the one that started it all and introduce a new style to our lineup in its place comes from our dedication to experimentation and creativity.” – Upslope Founder, Matt Cutter.
Upslope Citra Pale Ale is a 12 ounce can and draft offering, year-round.
Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
National Distribution: CO, NM, UT, AZ, TX, WY and MT
Debut: January, 2017
5.8% ABV, 37 IBUs
Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale is now one of two new beers in the brewery’s portfolio in 2017.
The India pale ale has dominated the style category in sales for years. One of the fastest movers in the IPA family has been the fruited variety. The same goes for pale ales. Sierra Nevada has taken notice of this trend, and is ready to release their own fruited spins on some of their iconic beers.
Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale is stepping up to the plate – brewed with citrus-heavy hops and orange peel. A citrus-y take on the brewery’s iconic pale ale.
The name accurately describes what you are in for in this new release. The best description – imagine Pale Ale (what you should have had by now), with a more pronounced orange and citrus flavor. A fresh take on a classic.
Adding tangy orange to the classic style we pioneered didn’t come natural to us. Our brewers argued over the perfect blend of bold hops and orange peel to create the best flavor and crisp, citrus bite. The result is a hop-forward beer that can stand alongside Pale Ale as a craft beer classic.
Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale is a 12 ounce bottle and draft release.
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Stone Ripper Pale Ale is the newest canned offering by the Escondido, California based brewery.
While the United States has created some of the boldest hops in the brewing world. Example: Cascade hops. Austraila has put themselves on the hoppy world map with hops like Galaxy (first bred in 1994). Stone Ripper Pale Ale combines the Pacific Northwest with Aussie born hops in this new release.
It’s not often that Stone debuts a beer and does not immediately take it national. In this instance, Ripper was only available in only California until January, hitting national distribution at the start of 2017.
When it came to devising the concept of our next pale ale, we drew inspiration from the coastal locale of SoCal and the land down under. Sourcing classic Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest and Australian Galaxy hops from… yes…Australia, we made a beer both lovers of resinous green buds and rip-curling surfers will find downright rad. At the same time, we stayed true to our San Diego love of pushing the hop boundaries of this style. While some might think it lingers on an edge far closer to IPA, with all the dry-hop flavor and aroma, it’s actually right in line with the current-day interpretation of a West Coast pale. Ours just so happens to have an Aussie accent that yields a juicy amount of grapefruit and passion fruit. So veg out or venture out. Either way, rip one open and taste for yourself this awesome golden amber nectar!
The brewery describes this beer as “Tropical and dank, flavors of orange and bright resiny hops”. Now that we’ve tried it, dank is a great description. The beer is very bright, very citrusy, clean, and well, dank. For those missing Levitation Ale, you’ll find a new home with Ripper. The alcohol by volume is higher, but once you taste it, you’ll see why. 2017 is looking great. (and hoppy.)
Stone Ripper Pale Ale is a 12 ounce can and draft release.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Cascade, Galaxy
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Debut: Early November, 2016. National: January, 2017.
Bell’s Oatsmobile Ale, launched in April, will be canned in Spring, 2017. This was the first year-round addition since 2010.
Bell’s Oatsmobile Ale, as the name suggests, is brewed with malted oats. The brewery states that the oat addition lends the beer a body you don’t alway get in a session pale ale. The oats plus a dry-hop bill of Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo makes what Bell’s hopes is a standout low alcohol by volume beer.
“This beer is unique. Aromatics may drive it, but the signature ingredient – oats – are what really makes this beer stand apart and also where the name comes from. It’s approachable and intriguing with a fun personality,” said Bell’s Vice President, Laura Bell.
Bell’s Oatsmobile Ale is currently available in 12 ounce bottles and draft across the brewery’s entire network. 12 ounce cans will be available in the coming spring.
Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-Round
Debut: April, 2016
Cans: Spring, 2017
Ska Brewing Dementia officially released ahead of this holiday season. Take Euphoria, the Durango, Colorado based brewery’s winter pale ale, and add it to bourbon barrels. Out comes Dementia, a new toasty winter seasonal.
Those familiar with Euphoria are already familiar with a large portion of this beer. You’ll notice this beer is not as fresh and crisp as the year-rounder, thanks to the extra time it has spent in oak. The bourbon very much makes up that small transgression. Dementia is great beer to pair/ offset the richness of the pounds of holiday foods you are trying to finish off.
“Peach aromas, caramel sweetness and a touch of chocolate and toast provide a boozy and earthy essence. It is the perfect winter warmer.” -Thomas Larsen, Headbrewer.
Ska Brewing Dementia is available for a limited time in 22oz bottles within Ska Brewing’s largest markets; Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California and Illinois.