Topic Archives: Pineapples

Posted in Don't Miss This, Stone Brewing Co.

“Juicy” Stone Tangerine Express IPA is a success, gets canned

Stone-Tangerine-Express-IPA-can

Stone Tangerine Express IPA joined the brewery’s lineup in February. The “juicy” IPA has been quite successful, prompting the addition of cans.

There is no doubt that Stone Brewing loves their India pale ales. The most popular style in craft beer always seems to have room for another by the California based brewery.

Stone Tangerine Express IPA features whole tangerines and pineapples, added to a hoppy base IPA. No, fruited IPAs are NOT dead. Stone doesn’t stop short of taking a shot a some of those overly juicy IPAs out there. In the brewery’s own words – this one is for adults.

Imagine the tropical haze of a lazy afternoon-into-evening. Your official duties of the day have been to maybe take a hike to a secluded waterfall, perhaps grill something, definitely chill with plenty of sand between your toes…and crack a phenomenal beer to complete the experience. Check, check, check again and…pff…check.

Welcome to our vacation transportation express.

This ain’t no just-add-juice approach. This one is for adults. We use bountiful whole tangerine puree, which brings pithy, cap bitterness with the citrus flavor. In addition to the complexities of the tangerine — the likes of which you can only get by using the whole fruit — we judiciously employ just a hint of whole pineapple for a backbone. (you’d likely not even pick it out of the mix if we didn’t tell you it was there). We’re not looking for a sweet concoction to appease the “I want my beer to taste like fruit juice crowd. This is Stone. We like our IPAs to taste like IPAs. Big, bold, and not for kids.

Stone Tangerine Express IPA is already a 22-ounce bottle release. 12-ounce cans hit shelves in California in August, going national by January 2018.

Style: IPA (w/ Tangerine, Pineapple.)
Hops: Citra, Centennial, Sterling, Azacca, Mosaic
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: February 2017
Can Debut: August 2017

6.7% ABV

Posted in Catawba Brewing, New Releases

Catawba Friki Tiki Pineapple IPA heads to 5 states

Catawba Friki Tiki Pineapple

Catawba Friki Tiki Pineapple IPA debuts on “Friki Friday” (July 14th).

The brewery’s Morganton, North Carolina location is brewing up 30 barrel batches of specialty IPA. This month’s release is Friki Tiki Pineapple IPA, brewed with fresh pineapple juice.

Catawba Friki Tiki Pineapple IPA is a draft only offering, across the brewery’s 5 state distribution area.

Style: IPA (w/ Pineapple)
Availability: Draft only
Distribution: NC, SC, TN, AL, GA

Debut: 7/14/17

6.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Over and Over, a new pineapple sour

Orpheus Over and Over

Orpheus Over and Over is joining the brewery’s year-round lineup in the near future.

Pineapple is the centerpiece of this new kettle-soured ale. The brewery added the fresh pineapple juice to the first batch this week. While Orpheus Over and Over is a reference to Greek prophet Orpheus, we’re pretty sure just “over and over” is how often you’ll want to drink this new release as well.

The grievous cycle of transmigration of souls could only be broken after the mysteries of the gods were revealed to Orpheus. Those mysteries have been lost to time, so enjoy your endless loop. We packed as much pineapple and brightness as we could into this small, tart beer, for an experience you’ll actually want to repeat over and over.

Orpheus Over and Over will debut in July on draft first, with 12 ounce cans to follow shortly after.

Style: Sour/Wild Ale (w/ Pineapple)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.

Debut: July, 2017

4% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Terrapin Beer Company

Pineapples & payapas in future Terrapin Panama Krunkles

Terrapin Panama Krunkles

The fictitious, hop-loving character that hails from Athens, Georgia is on another flavor trip. This time to Panama.

Krunkles has gone by many different names in the past – Dr. Krunkles, Samurai Krunkles, Indiana Krunkles, and new tropically inspired Luau Krunkles. Taking a tropical spin through Central America, Terrapin Panama Krunkles is on the horizon.

This edition features papaya and pineapple against the hoppy backdrop of the India pale ale.

Continuing his world brewing tour, Krunkles is back with another fruit-forward IPA. “Panama Krunkles” blends the tropical juiciness of pineapple and papaya for this Central American-inspired beer.”

Terrapin Panama Krunkles will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

Style: IPA (w/ Payapa. Pineapple.)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Draft.
Debut: TBA

6.5% ABV, 77 IBUS

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines

Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA is on deck in cans

Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA

One of California’s most well known breweries may truly be embracing hazy India pale ales. At the end of the day, IPA is really what put them on the map. Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA lingers in the near future.

An unfiltered IPA already intermittently exists in the brewery’s lineup, part of the Enjoy By IPA series. In the near future, Stone is releasing Nor’East Nod Double IPA, a hat tip to hazy, juicy “New England-style IPA”,

Now another unfiltered, juice-forward IPA looms in Stone’s lineup – Vengeful Spirit IPA.  This hazy IPA will be bringing the juice, in the form of pineapple and Mandarin oranges.

We’ve often been inspired to brew beers on a theme. In 2007 it was black IPAs. 2008 saw Belgian influenced IPAs, and more than once it’s been Triple IPAs. It’s been fun to dive deep, and you’ve ridden those waves right along with us. But like you, we’ve also crave new breaks to surf. Right now, it’s tropically-inspired IPA’s as represented both by this flavored ale, Stone Tangerine Express IPA and others we’ve got waiting in the wings…. With Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA we employ a bit of tropical mythology to pay homage to our ever present gargoyle. Since 1996 he’s had our back, and yours, by representing an aggressive intolerance for commoditized beer. He constantly inspires us to forge ahead with resolve-even with the omnipresent forces of forceful evil. Vengeful spirits can be awesome when they are on your side.

Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft. The brewery has not yet announced this beer, and details are subject to change.

Style: IPA (w/ Pineapples, Oranges)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: TBA

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing brews with Hawaiian Punch in ‘Never Aloha’

The Veil Brewing Never Aloha

Think tropical. Think about that impossibly red kids drink that stained everything and got the entire kindergarten class wired. The Veil Brewing Never Aloha, a new gose might come close.

This beer is all bout Hawaii. The Richmond, Virginia brewer used the Hawaiian sea salt, a necessary ingredient in gose as a part of the base beer. Not tropical enough for you? Next is hundreds of pounds of of passionfruit, pineapple, mango, blood orange, and cherry purée.

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The finishing move: a touch of Hawaiian Punch drink mix. Yeah, they’ve gone there. Over the top trop(ical).

The Veil Brewing Never Aloha debuts today at the brewery in 16 ounce cans. Just don’t wear a white shirt when cracking the can.

Style: Gose (w/ Passionfruit, Pineapple, Mango, Blood Orange, Cherries. Hawaiian Punch.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 3/28/17

4.9% ABV

Image: The Veil Brewing 

Posted in Seasonal Return, SweetWater Brewing

Pineappley SweetWater Goin’ Coastal is back. PERMANENTLY.

SweetWater Goin Coastal IPA can

Atlanta’s headiest brewery has dropped their hoppy pineapple offering once again. This time, it’s sticking around indefinitely. SweetWater Goin’ Coastal won’t be fading with the fall this year.

In case you haven’t tried a cocoction of this variety yet, pineapple works quite well with the citrusy/tropical hops of an American IPA. Especially since SweetWater is doing the hopping. This beer is heavy on the citrus and fruity hops, with a tropical breeze of pineapple. Find water and sit your ass in a tube and take stock of your life. The demand for this island breeze of a beer has prompted SweetWater to keep this beer in the lineup all year long.

Slide into summer and step off the grid by Goin’ Coastal with this pineapple laced IPA. The bright aromas of the five citrus hop additions are accentuated by the tropical fruit of the pineapple- and just like those three day weekends, its finish is quick.

SweetWater Goin’ Coastal will be a 12 ounce bottle and 16 ounce can offering. Back on shelves for a second season in March, 2017.

Style: IPA (w/ Pineapple)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12 oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.
Latest Return: Late Feb/March, 2017

6.1% ABV

SweetWater Goin' Coastal can stack