Topic Archives: Raspberries

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Hi Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire Pink Drink returns for a second time this month

Hi-Wire Pink Drink

Hi-Wire Pink Drink, a fan favorite, will be available in cans for a second time this month.

Previously a draft only favorite, Hi Wire Pink Drink is a kettle soured wheat ale brewed with lemongrass and raspberries. The end result is a pink beer, thanks to the berries (the brewery compares it to beer’s version of pink lemonade). The brewery finally packaged this release for the first time in fall, 2016.

…an ultra crushable tart wheat ale with lemongrass & raspberries; simple, refreshing, & pink.

Hi-Wire Pink Drink is back in 16 ounce cans starting June 26th.

Style: Wheat Ale (w/ Raspberries, Lemongrass)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 6/26/17

4.2% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Sierra Nevada, The Bruery

Sierra Nevada Raspberry Sundae Ale, with The Bruery

Sierra Nevada The Bruery Raspberry Sundae bottle

Sierra Nevada Raspberry Sundae Ale can be found in the new Beer Camp Around the World mixed pack – a collaboration with The Bruery.

The Bruery’s Andrew Bell calls this an oddball beer. The ice cream inspired Raspberry Sundae Ale is standout in Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across the World box. To the point where you’re not sure whether you want to drink it first or last.

Raspberry Sundae Ale is brewed with raspberries, cacao nibs, and vanilla plus a touch of lactose for a bit of creaminess. You’ll every one of those flavors, but nicely retrained. A beer like this is supposed to bring a raspberry sundae to mind while drinking, even compliment the actual dessert. Not be a substitute for it.

Sierra Nevada and The Bruery’s Raspberry Sundae Ale creation is just one of 12 tasting adventures you’ll find in the Beer Camp Around the World box. Hitting shelves now.

Style: Herb/Spice Ale (w/ Raspberry, Vanilla Beans, Cocoa. Lactose.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Mixed Pack only.
Debut: Late May/June, 2017

8% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Birdsong Brewing Co., New Releases

Flaming Lips inspired Birdsong Brewing Pink Robots hits cans

Birdsong Brewing Pink Robots

Birdsong Brewing Pink Robots debuts in cans for the first time on May 4th.

The kettle soured ale features a heavy helping of fresh blackberries and raspberries. The beer name comes from 10th album from The Flaming Lips – “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”.

We may not be Karate Masters but we sure feel good about our latest brew, Pink Robots. This kettle-soured ale has upfront fruity aromas from over 250 lbs. of fresh raspberries and blackberries, a sharp tartness, plus a long finish on the palate.

Your first shot at Birdsong Pink Robot cans will start at 3 pm at the brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 4th.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Raspberries. Blackberries.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 5/4/17

 

Posted in New Releases, The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing Never Again Raspberry Gose rounds out April

The Veil Brewing Never Again Raspberry Gose

The Veil Brewing Never Again Raspberry Gose, new addition to the “Never Again” series, rounds out a strong April for the brewery.

If you don’t know this by now, Richmond, Virginia’s is already pretty deft when it comes to brewing with fruit. The Never Again Cherry Gose was wonderful.

For this edition, The Veil’s base gose is introduced to a hefty dose of fresh raspberries.

Beautiful acidity, insane raspberry aromatics/flavor profile, subtle salinity from the addition of sea salt, and incredibly refreshing.

The Veil Brewing Never Again Cherry Gose is available starting April 29th at the brewery, in 16 ounce cans.

Style: Gose (w/ Raspberries, Sea Salt.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery only release.
Debut: 4/29/17

4.9% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

Proof that raspberries & coffee work. Mikkeller Fruit Face is a beautiful beginning

Mikkeller Fruit Face Raspberry Coffee

The world renown Mikkeller has finally found a home in San Diego, and is canning no less. It didn’t take much convincing that what was going to come out of the the San Diego spot would be gold.

In January, the first limited release debuted, Mikkeller San Diego Fruit Face Raspberry Coffee.

First of all, in our book Mikkeller is synonymous with words like unique, weird, and creative. If you have a few hours, go ahead and read over founder Mikkel Borg Bjergsø insane body of work. It will take you a while.

Kicking off 2017, some of the first beers emerging from Mikkeller San Diego are in cans. Among the first was an incredibly dank Uklar IPA, and this ruby hued beauty – Fruit Face Raspberry Coffee. Maybe it’s just us, but we never thought of combining raspberries and coffee. Turns out, we should have done it a long time ago.

There is an esoterically addictive qualitiy to this edition of Fruit Face. Each tart sip starts with fresh raspberries and ends with a hint of fresh ground coffee beans. A real stunner that you can’t put down. Good thing this beer is just 4% ABV.

With everything in life, there’s a catch. Fruit Face Raspberry Coffee is part of Mikkeller San Diego’s Small Batch Series, and unfortunately very limited. Releases like this debut every weekend throughout the year and will rarely stray far from San Francisco, San Diego, Oakland and Los Angeles.

So much good coming out Mikkeller’s U.S. spot this year, and we’re just getting started.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Raspberries, Coffee)
Availability:16oz Cans
Debut: January, 2017

4% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Don't Miss This, Lost Abbey

Lost Abbey Veritas 019 goes on sale March 28th

Lost Abbey Veritas 019

Lost Abbey Veritas 019, the 19th edition in the brewery’s “Veritas” line of beers, goes on sale this month.

The California based brewery calls this ongoing experiment a “relationship between fruit, barrel-aging, and the wild yeast Brettanomyces. Each release is unique, small-batch, and unforgettable.

Lost Abbey Veritas 019 is a blonde sour ale that has been aging in French oak for over a year, before being introduced to fresh raspberries. Per Tomme Arthur, Lost Abbey’s co-founder, “The last time we did a fruited sour this intense was Cable Car Kriek back in 2011.”

Pouring shockingly pink, Veritas 019 begins with sweet aromas of rich berries and notably peppery Brett. Intense, Vibrant Raspberry character leading to a refreshingly sour middle with notes of funk on the finish.

Lost Abbey is planning a preview weekend starting March 24th where Veritas 019 will be available on draft. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase bottles for pickup in April.

The general sale will occur online on Tuesday, March 28th at 12 Noon. No proxies. Sales are limited to 6 bottles per person, $41 dollars per bottle.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Raspberries. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Extremely limited. No distro.
Presale: 3/24/17
Pickup: 4/23-4/25

?? ABV

Posted in Headlines, New Releases, Saint Arnold Brewing

Saint Arnold is about to get Raspberry AF

Saint Arnold Raspberry AF can

This beer is already in the lead for best beer name of 2017. Saint Arnold Raspberry AF hits shelves this month.

The Houston, Texas based brewery touts a half a million raspberries in each batch, which surely made that brewhouse smell Raspberry AF.  The base beer is Boiler Room Berliner Weisse, that has gotten friendly with 3,000 pounds of the fresh fruit. That’s a half mil raspberries, or 255,000 cupcakes, or 2,132 raspberry pies, depending on the exchange rate, and strength of the yen.

“It is important to me that we use only real raspberries as opposed to a fruit extract even though the raspberries are several times more expensive. The result is an amazingly refreshing yet bright and fruity beer. And the color is 100% from the raspberries!”  – Brock Wagner, Founder – Saint Arnold

Saint Arnold Raspberry AF started when eight different wine barrels were filled with different fruit. The barrel with raspberries, or RAF, was the clear winner.

Texas and Louisiana will have 12 ounce cans in hand sometime after St. Patrick’s Day 2017.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Raspberries)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: TX, LA
Debut: Late March, 2017

3.6% ABV, 7 IBUs