Hardywood Raspberry Stout returns to the Richmond, Virginia based brewery’s lineup on January 7th.
The base imperial stout is brewed with ample amounts of cacao nibs, and chocolate malt (because, chocolate) and late season red raspberries from Hanover, Virginia based Agriberry Farm. We throw around the term “dessert beer” a lot at Beer Street Journal. With good reason, because they are damn good. Hardywood Raspberry Stout is all that an more.
Raspberry Stout captures the essence of a decadent raspberry truffle in liquid form. A beguiling ale, this stout’s enticing cocoa aromatics build to a flavorful crescendo of full bodied dark chocolate, subsiding with a pleasantly sweet, tart raspberry jam laced finish.
Hardywood Raspberry Stout us a 750 milliliter bottle release, available at the brewery on January 7th, 2017.
MadTree Rubus Cacao is available in cans for just the second time ever. The beer first appeared on draft in early 2014.
MadTree Rubus Cacao is sweet chocolate stout, featuring cacao nibs from Cincinnati’s bean-to-bar chocolatier, Maverick Chocolate. The beer finishes with a touch of tart raspberry.
“It was important to us to work with a local partner to find the cacao nibs and that led us to Paul and Marlene at Maverick Chocolate,” said Jeff Hunt, MadTree Brewing co-founder. “Maverick was on-board immediately and very excited to help us find the right chocolate to achieve the flavor profile we wanted for the large-scale release of Rubus Cacao.”
MadTree Rubus Cacao will be available in 12 ounce cans starting at 12 noon on January 7th. Attendees can try Maverick Chocolate offerings.
What to expect: Some beers with raspberry can be overwhelming. I.E. Raspberry beer with a touch of stout. Madtree’s rendition is dessert. Hints of raspberry, balanced well with chocolate. The world needs a little more romance. This beer brings it. 12 ounces doesn’t last long.
Stone Give Me IPA or Give Me Death is a second Virginia commemorative collaboration, set to debut in 2017.
For 20 years, Stone has been brewing in Escondido, California. Growth and demand has prompted the brewery to build on the east coast, in Richmond, Virginia. To commemorate the new digs coming online, Stone Give Me Stout or Give Me Death has just been released. A second collaboration, Give Me IPA or Give Me Death, debuts in early 2017.
State Governor Terry McAuliffe, as well as Virginia based Ardent Craft Ales, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, collaborated on this release. Much like its predecessor, Stone Give Me IPA or Give Me Death is brewed with blackberries and raspberries.
Just as Patrick Henry once stood addressing the city of Richmond in 1775 to spur resistance against the tyrannical British Empire, 20 years ago we were stirred to join the cry for resistance agains the tyrannical oppression of industrial beer. And now, the opening of our Richmond brewery is yet another shot in the salvo that has been fired on behalf of American brewing independence. If we wish to brew free, if we mean to retain our identity and preserve the privilege of access to independent craft beer, we must recognize it a group effort. We do not stand alone. And so, on our new brewing grounds, we gathered with fellow craft breweries and “His Excellency,” Governor McAuliffe, to join together in force. A group cry of freedom & independence! Consider this aggressively hopped imperial IPA, jam-packed with Virginia raspberries and blackberries, a testament to our passion and unwillingness to settle or sell out! We think Patrick Henry would be proud, and hope you will be too.
Stone Give Me IPA or Give Me Death will be a 22 ounce bottle release in 2017.
Stone Give Me Stout or Give Me Death, a Virginia based collaboration, debuts this week.
The Escondido, California based Stone Brewing has a second American home now in Richmond, Virginia. To commemorate their new digs, the brewery (no stranger to collaboration) has partnered with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Ardent Craft Ales and the governor of Virginia. Starting this week, their collaboration debuts.
The patriotically inspired Stone Give Me Stout or Give Me Death, echoes the words of Patrick Henry, who spoke the famous words “Give me liberty, or give me death!” is Richmond in 1775. The base beer is an imperial stout, brewed with Virginia grown blackberries and raspberries.
“Stone Brewing has built an incredible operation here that is already benefiting the City of Richmond’s economy and its quality of life. Now with its first collaboration with local mainstays, Ardent Craft Ales and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Stone has created an excellent platform for future partnerships with the Virginia craft beer industry. It was a great honor to contribute to the production of this stout that touts both the history of our Commonwealth and its rich agricultural offerings, and an even greater honor to drink it!” – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
Stone Give Me Stout or Give Me Death is available in 22 ounce bottles and draft starting the week of December 12th, in limited distribution.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Distribution: AR, AL, DC, DE, GA, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NH, NY, PA, RI, VA and at CA Stone Brewing locations only
Wicked Weed Red Atrial sounds like a legendary collaboration. It’s took about an hour to sell out.
Jester King Atrial Rubicite is one of the brewery’s most sought after fruited sour ales. Jester King adds Washington raspberries to the oak matured sour beer, and allowed to re-ferment to boast dryness.
Wicked Weed Red Angel is a red sour ale – the red coming from 1.5 pounds of raspberries per gallon. Easily one of the best in the series.
Wicked Weed Red Atrial is a 50/50 blend of Red Angel and Atrial Rubicite, taken a step further. Each brewery independently aged their base beer on 5 pounds per gallon of raspberries, then combined the two beers onto 4 pounds per gallon of fresh raspberries to re-ferment in puncheons for an additional two months.
Blenders and cellarmen from Wicked Weed and Jester King were tasting their most prestigious raspberry sour ales side by side, and the inevitable idea of a blend quickly emerged. Red Angel was combined in a snifter with Atrial Rubicite and the stunned silence of each taster confirm that this is a beer to bring to the people. This combination is more than the sum of its beautiful parts. Experience raspberry sour alchemy in Red Atrial.
Wicked Weed Red Atrial was a 500 milliliter bottle release, available at the Funkatorium in Asheville on November 26th.
Good People Funk Farm Sour Blonde, the first sour/wild ale release by the Birmingham, Alabama brewery, debuts September 24th.
What you see above is the the first beer in the series – Funk Farm Sour Blonde Ale with Blackberries and Raspberries. The color is absolutely striking. Thank the hefty helping of blackberries and raspberries that this sour blonde has been spending 8 months with in French oak red wine barrels. The beer is juicy with a touch of lactic tartness – all that good that has gotten you addicted to sour beer in the first place. In short, wine, barrels, funky, sour.
Despite not distributing very far from their home, the Good People lineup is known quite well across the southeast. Having been addicted to beers from Good People like Snake Handler and Brown Ale, the Funk Farm Series has given us a new series from the deep south brewery to dream about. A fantastic first release in what is sure to be a successful, wild lineup.
Good People Funk Farm Sour Blonde Ale (Blackberries and Raspberries) debuts Saturday at the brewery in Birmingham, Alabama.
Carolina Bauernhaus Feral Barrel Blackberry will debut on September 16th.
The Anderson, South Carolina based brewery released their first bottles in June. Since then bottle releases have been frequent. Carolina Bauernhaus Feral Barrel Blackberry is the brewery’s American wild/sour ale, aged for six months in a mix of wine and bourbon barrels, using native South Carolina yeast, as well as yeast from SouthYeast Labs.
In the six weeks prior to bottling, the beer was aged on a massive amount of locally grown blackberries.
A dark wild ale featuring regional malts and fermented in Cabernet wine barrels with our house blend of native yeasts, and Brettanomyces and soured with our own strain of Lactobacillus isolated by SouthYeast Labs from opuntia fruit in La France, SC. This beer was aged on local blackberries for a dark fruit note balanced by bright acidity and a rich malty body.
Carolina Bauernhaus Feral Barrel Blackberry is a 22 ounce bottle release.