Topic Archives: Pineapples

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.

READ MORE: The Veil Brewing

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

Posted in Funky Buddha, New Releases

New & year-round: Funky Buddha Pineapple Beach

Funky Buddha Pineapple Beach

A bit of bottled tropical for the colder months, that will be around for the warmer months as well. Funky Buddha Pineapple Beach is headed to shelves.

As the name suggests, pineapple is the star of Pineapple Beach. The blonde ale base features pilsner malt, a touch of wheat and citrus hops that compliment the tropical fruit headliner.

Funky Buddha Pineapple Beach fills a demand that we’re seeing for sessionable beers that appeal to a broad range of craft consumers. It’s easy-drinking but flavorful, which is exactly what our customers have been asking for.” – KC Sentz, co-owner and general manager of Funky Buddha Brewery

Funky Buddha Pineapple Beach is the first year-round addition to the Boca Raton, Florida based brewery since early 2016. Look for it in 12 ounce bottles and draft starting in February, 2017.

Style: Blonde Ale (w/ Pineapple)
Hops: Citra
Malts: Pilsner, Wheat

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: February, 2017

5% ABV, 20 IBUs

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

Stone Tangerine Express IPA calls out the overly juicy beers debuts

Stone Tangerine Express IPA

Stone Tangerine Express IPA will join the brewery’s lineup in February, 2017.

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 will be a 22 ounce bottle release. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

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

6.7% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Upland Beer

Upland Latitude Adjustment, a winter escape beer

Upland Latitude Adjustment

Upland Latitude Adjustment provides a little escape from your typical winter seasonal release. Previously known as Beard of Paradise from the Upland Brewing’s Side Trail series, Latitude Adjustment is back as a seasonal release due to its popularity. This “winter escape” beer brings a tropical pale ale with pineapple and coconut into the season of malty winter favorites.

“Latitude Adjustment is intended to be a “winter escape” beer, a kind of brew that you might typically see as a summer seasonal, intended to give the drinker a psychological relief from the chill of winter by providing the impression of warmer climes. Those looking for a change from the malty winter brews will enjoy this complex and refreshing pale ale.” – Innovation Lead Matt Wisley.

Upland Brewing, based in Bloomington, Indiana, creates Latitude Adjustment by brewing with Mosaic hops and coconut. They then add pineapples near the end of fermentation.

Latitude Adjustment hits shelves in six-packs and on draught this month.

Style: Pale Ale (Pineapple. Coconut.)
Hops:
Mosaic
Availability:
12oz bottles/6-packs. Draft.
Release:
November, 2016

6.2% ABV