Topic Archives: Raspberries

Posted in Coming Soon, Redd's Brewing Company

Redd’s Raspberry Ale debuts in March

Redd's Raspberry Ale

Redd’s Raspberry Ale will available in March, part of brand’s “Limited Pick” series.

MillerCoors started this fruit-forward family of beers with Redd’s Apple Ale in 2013. The apple heavy beverage is brewed like a beer, but in all honesty, tastes a bit more like hard cider. Important to note – this fruit beer is not gluten-free.

Redd’s Raspberry Ale is the next fruit of choice for line. The limited edition flavor boasts sweet flavors of raspberry, and hints of apple. Expect this release in 12 ounce bottles, and 16 ounce cans.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Raspberry)
Availability: 12oz Bottles but
Debut: March, 2017

5% ABV

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

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time returns March 3th

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time can

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time is like drinking a piece of your childhood. If you haven’t tried it, you’ll get another chance again this March.

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…)

New for 2017, the beer will be available in 16 ounce cans.

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. 

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time! will be available in 12oz cans at the tap room starting March 3rd, 2017. All of Catawba’s markets starting March 6th.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Raspberries, Peanuts)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
2017 Release: 3/3/17

5.75% ABV

Ed Note: Article updated to reflect new 16 ounce can size.

Posted in Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Seasonal Return

Dessert Beer: Hardywood Raspberry Stout

Hardywood Raspberry Stout

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.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Raspberries.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: 1/7/17

9.2% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Madtree Brewing Co., Seasonal Return

Romance in a can: Madtree Rubus Cacao returns

Madtree Rubus Cacao can

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.

Style: Stout (w/ Chocolate, Raspberry)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Athens and Northern Kentucky.

Release: 1/7/16

7% ABV

Posted in Ardent Craft Ales, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Give Me IPA or Give Me Death, Virginia collaboration #2

Stone Give Me IPA or Give Me Death

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.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ BlackberriesRaspberries)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Early 2017

8% ABV

Posted in Ardent Craft Ales, Don't Miss This, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Give Me Stout or Give Me Death, a Virginia collaboration

Stone Give Me Stout or Give Me Death

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.

RELATED: Stone Collaboration Series

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.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Blackberries, Raspberries)
Hops: Belma, Nugget

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
Debut: 12/12/16

9.5% ABV

Posted in Jester King Brewery, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Red Atrial, a Jester King collaboration sells out

Wicked Weed Red Atrial

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.

Style: American Sour/Wild Ale (w/ Raspberries. Oak Aged)
Availability: 500ml Bottles

Debut: 11/26/16

6.4% ABV