Topic Archives: Raspberries

Posted in Left Hand Brewing, New Releases

Left Hand Flamingo Dreams Nitro flocks to year-round lineup

Left Hand Flamingo Dreams Nitro

Left Hand Flamingo Dreams Nitro joins the brewery’s year-round lineup in April.

Milk Stout Nitro is truly what puts Left Hand on the map. In recent years, the brewery has been building of the popularity of their “Nitro” lineup. This new creation is inspired by the upcoming days spent by the pool. According to Left Hand, most nitro beers lean toward stouts and porters. Not Flamingo Dreams. “You can’t find another beer like this on the market. It will definitely make you think differently about nitro beers,” says Jill Preston, Director of Marketing.

Flamingo Dreams Nitro is a blonde ale, brewed with fresh raspberries and blackcurrants.

Bursting with raspberries and blackcurrants and ready to jam, this berry blonde ale pours a striking pink. At 4.7% ABV, it’s super smooth and refreshing with a berry burst, frisky zing and nitro glide that will bring out your vibrant side, especially poolside.

Left Hand Flamingo Dreams Nitro will be available in 13.65-ounce cans and draft, nationally.

Style: Blonde Ale (w/ Raspberries. Black Currants. Nitrogen Infused.)
Availability: 13.65oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round.
Debut: April 2019

4.7% ABV

Posted in Catawba Brewing, Coming Soon, Don't Miss This

Catawba’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time returns with new Strawberry Rhubarb variant

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time Strawberry Rhubarb

The “peanut butter jelly sandwich in a glass” beer returns on March 1st, and this year it arrives with new variants.

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time launched in 2012 – a bready brown ale brewed with wheat, raspberry puree, and North Carolina peanuts. Every year the release has grown in popularity prompting special taproom release parties.

This year, look for Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time Strawberry Rhubarb cans in extremely limited quantities alongside the seasonal favorite. While we couldn’t get confirmation from the brewery, we assume the base recipe is the same, along with strawberry and rhubarb additions.

READ MORE: CATAWBA PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME

Alongside the two canned releases, a third release – Black Currant will be available on tap.

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time Strawberry Rhubarb will be available in limited 16-ounce cans and draft in the brewery’s tap room starting March 1st.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Raspberries. Peanuts. Strawberries. Rhubarb.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 3/1/19

?? ABV 

Image: Catawba Brewing

Posted in Catawba Brewing, Seasonal Return

“PB & J in a glass” Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time returns in a week

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time is like drinking a piece of your childhood. If you haven’t tried this beer, mark your calendars for March 1st.

Brewed with raspberries and aged on peanuts, this beer should take you back to a simpler time. Before bills, acne breakouts, and hangovers. (That last one depends on how much of this nostalgia you take part in…)

Does it taste like a sandwich? Pretty much. Brewing with peanut butter and the sugar blob that is jelly isn’t the greatest of ideas. The base beer is a roasty brown ale, aged for weeks on fresh raspberries and peanuts. What makes this beer even more fun to drink, is the arc of flavor you get as it warms. Colder, this beer tastes like peanut butter. Warmer, more sticky jelly notes appear. Because Peanut Butter Jelly Time is a brown ale instead of a stout, it really is a smooth, childhood reminiscent, comfort beer.

When your mom packed a PB&J sandwich in your school lunchbox, the flavors all melded into pure comfort food by noon. Well, we recreated this childhood goodness in a beer! This light brown ale is brewed from five different grains and then aged for weeks on raspberries and roasted peanuts. Take a sip, let flavors mingle on your palate, and enjoy our PB&J in a glass. 

New for 2019, the brewery is canning a Strawberry Rhubarb variant available in the taproom, as well as new, draft only, Black Currant edition.

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time! is available in 16-ounce cans in the tap room starting March 1st, hitting distribution shortly after.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Raspberries, Peanuts)
Hops: Magnum, Fuggle
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 3/1/19

5.75% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Cherry, Raspberry, & Cranberry returns in March

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso can

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso returns to cans again this March.

Athena Paradiso is a spin on the brewery’s year-round Athena Berliner Weisse. This release features tart cherry, raspberry, and cranberry, which complements a Guava & Passionfruit edition the brewery also releases seasonally.

David Stein, Co-Founder, says “We love how fruit plays with the acidity in Athena. Also, depending on the fruit used the beer will often take on its color – this version in particular will be a dark pink.”  The “Paradiso” is meant to instill a vision of paradise and prepare consumers that they are on the verge of going on a beautiful fruit journey.

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso will be available in both 12-ounce cans and draft again starting March 1st.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Tart Cherries, Raspberries, Cranberries)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Initial Release: February 2016
Latest Return: March 2019

4.5% ABV

Posted in Founders Brewing, Headlines, New Releases

Founders Blushing Monk returns after multi-year hiatus

Founders Blushing Monk 2019

Founders  Blushing Monk makes a return to the brewery’s Limited Release Series in 2019. 

Back by popular demand Blushing Monk, considered the older, boozier sibling to raspberry heavy Rubaeus is the first release in the brewery’s Limited Series in 2019. The fruit beer is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain on a “abundance” of raspberries.

Fruit-forward ferment aromas and spice esters combine with an abundance of raspberries for a tart and luscious, raspberry-jam character.

Founders Blushing Monk will be available nationwide in both 750-milliliter bottles, new 12-ounce bottles and draft starting January 4th.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Raspberries.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Release: January 2019

9.2% ABV

Image: Founders Brewing

Ed Note: Removed the 750ml bottle size. Only 12oz will be available. 

Posted in Coming Soon, Hi Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire Pink Drink returns in cans again in September

Hi-Wire Pink Drink

Hi-Wire Pink Drink, a fan favorite, will be available in cans for only the third time in September.

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 and fans literally drank every last drop.

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

Hi-Wire Pink Drink is back in 16-ounce cans across the brewery’s southern distribution footprint in September.

Style: Wheat Ale (w/ Raspberries, Lemongrass)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Return: September 2018

4.2% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Heavy Seas

Heavy Seas is releasing their first sour this week

Heavy Seas Raspberry Sour

Baltimore, Maryland based Heavy Seas Beer is debuting their first sour/wild ale on July 20th. 

American wild ales, especially sour ales have grown considerably over the past few years. However, not every brewery releases one. Heavy Seas is ready to drop their hat into the sour ring with this new raspberry heavy offering.

Heavy Seas Bière de Framboises is described as “tart, piquant, dry, and wine-like.” The Belgian-style base ale is brewed with 600 pounds of whole raspberries and soured with lactic acid over the past four months.

…this bright red brew has a surprising [sic] medium body and full mouthful with a delightfully quenching finish. Quelle surprise!

Heavy Seas Raspberry Sour debuts on Friday, July 20th on draft in the brewery’s taproom.

Style: American Wild/ Sour Ale (w/ Raspberries)
Availability: Draft Only
Debut: 7/20/18

5.75% ABV, 12 IBU