Topic Archives: Raspberries

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Releases

Celebrating diversity, Bell’s Sparkleberry Ale debuts in cans

Bell's Sparkleberry Ale Can

Bell’s Sparkleberry Ale is slated for 16-ounce cans in June 2018.

This fruit-forward release first debuted in 2013 in honor of the Kalamazoo, Michigan Pride Festival. Bell’s Brewery was a presenting sponsor. Since then, the beer has been made more widely available on draft, plus a few 750-milliliter bottles at Bell’s General Store.

This summer, Bell’s Sparkleberry Ale is now available in 16-ounce cans for the first time.

The brewery continues to maintain their partnership with Kalamazoo Pride, a fundraiser for OutFront Kalamazoo.  The Kalamazoo Gay-Lesbian Resource Center, OutFront Kalamazoo, continues to serve the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community of greater Kalamazoo, its friends, and allies.

“Our celebration of diversity is no secret, but this can says it front and center. No matter who you are or who you love, all are welcome at Bell’s.”-  Laura Bell, CEO of Bell’s Brewery

Bell’s Sparkleberry Ale is now available in 16-ounce cans and draft.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Raspberries)
Availability:
Debut: June 2013 (Draft)
Can Release: June 2018

9% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Odell Brewing, Seasonal Return

Truly a beautiful beer. Odell Brazzle Sour Raspberry Ale is back for spring

Odell Brazzle Bottle

Odell Brazzle Sour Golden Raspberry Ale has reappeared at the brewery again today.

The base beer is a golden ale, soured in oak barrels used for Odell’s Woodcut offerings, with multiple wild yeasts for a full two years. 300 pounds of raspberries are looped into the process before and after the bacteria and yeasts do their thing.

This beer just bursts with fresh raspberry aromas that really burst with each sip as well. There’s a subtle tartness in the finish that is both playful and attention-grabbing. All in all, this truly is a biological beauty of a beer. Drink fresh, in the sun, and if you have them – friends.

“We used golden raspberries to brew with, which gives this sour a touch of sweetness. There is also a bright, tart fruit and citrus flavor that comes through. The sour acidity plays well with the raspberry flavor. This is a very unique sour, and WELL worth the wait!” – ” Barrel Aging/Pilot System Manager, Brent Cordle. “

Odell Brazzle is available in 750ml bottles and draft.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Barrel Aged. Raspberries.)
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Corked & Caged
Latest Return: Late March 2018

5.4% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Jackalope Brewing, Seasonal Return

Raspberries & strawberries. Jackalope Brewing Lovebird is back in cans

Jackalope Brewing Lovebird

Jackalope Brewing Lovebird, a limited release hefeweizen, has been canned once again.

Creating Lovebird requires nearly 200 pounds of strawberries, and raspberries. Perfect for drinking in rounds of two, or with someone you love.

The fruit adds a tartness and berry aroma, as well as a slightly pink color to the brew.

Jackalope Brewing Lovebird is available in limited quantities around Nashville, Tennessee in 12 ounce cans, and draft.

Style: Hefeweizen (w/ Strawberries, Raspberries)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Limited Release
Latest Return: Late March 2018

4.4% ABV, 12 IBUs

Image: Jackalope Brewing

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Magically inspired Monday Night Mischief Managed debuts

Monday Night Mischief Managed bottles

Those magically inspired, beer-loving individuals are sure to love this artwork. Monday Night Mischief Managed will emerge from their barrels soon.

Mischief Managed is a no-boil Berliner Weisse that has been barrel-soured in white wine barrels. Fresh raspberries have recently been added to the barrels, then allowed to ferment a second time. The result should be a beer that would make Moody, Wormtail, Padfoot & Prongs proud.

Monday Night Mischief Managed will be a 500-milliliter bottle release. The brewery has not yet announced a release date.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Raspberries. Barrel-Aged.)
Availability: 500ml Bottles
Debut: 3/18/18

4.5% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Coming Soon, New Holland Brewing

Fruit forward New Holland Passion Blaster is set to welcome spring

New Holland Passion Blaster

Rose-hued New Holland Passion Blaster Rose Ale is the latest seasonal by the Holland, Michigan based brewery.

Passion fruit, raspberry, and apple are the stars in this new seasonal from New Holland. The soft wheat ale is billed as “fresh, tropical, and satisfying”.

Passionfruit, tropical peaks, rosy ale, blush as raspberry cheeks. Exotic notes excite your tongue, the satisfying adventure has just begun.

New Holland Passion Blaster is available in 12-ounce cans and draft starting the week of Valentine’s Day.

Style: Wheat Ale (w/ Apple. Passionfruit. Raspberry.)
Hops: German Magnum
Malts: 2-Row, White Wheat, Crystal 45

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: Valentine’s Week 2018

6% ABV, 15 IBUs

Posted in New Belgium, New Releases

New Belgium Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale expands “Tart” series

New Belgium Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale

New Belgium Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale leads off a new kettle soured series of ales in 2018. 

Some of this beer name should already be familiar to you – “Tartastic”. A year ago, New Belgium debuted Tartastic Lemon Ginger Sour. The brewery found success with this release among their fanbase, prompting the brewery to turn Tartastic into a full-on series. New Belgium Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale takes the lead in the series this year, brewed with raspberry and lime purees.

Don’t let the beautiful color fool you, this beer isn’t heavy on the fruit. Each sip has a touch of tartness up front, that gives way to malty finish with just a drizzle of fresh raspberry. Intentionally restrained, Raspberry Lime Ale is better described as possessing “the essence” of the berries and citrus, instead of a face plant directly into a sweet pie.

Expect more “Tartastic” fruit-based releases in 2018.

New Belgium Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale is a 12-ounce bottle and draft seasonal release.

Style: Kettle Sour Ale (w/ Raspberries. Lime Puree.)
Hops: Nugget
Malts: Pale, White Wheat

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: February 2018

4.2% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Burial Beer Co, New Releases

A brooding, dark sour? Burial The River to Hell Runs Red

Burial The River to Hell Runs Red

If this is Burial Beer Co.’s idea of what the rivers in hell taste like, count us in.

The Asheville, North Carolina based brewery’s Solera program has yielded another release, and it indeed runs deep red. Burial The River to Hell Runs Red is Oud Bruin ale (Flanders Brown Ale) that spent 6 months in Brunello foeders, only to be re-fermented in Sanctuary Vineyards Tempranillo barrels for 9 months. Hold on, not done. 75% of this sour ale was aged on raspberries, while the remaining 25% on blueberries.

The release is truly a dark, brooding, sour ale. As it warms the depth of this beer is revealed – a wash of bold Spanish black grapes and a subtle hint of dry Italian wine barrel, finishing with just the tiniest hint of vinegar and raspberry. Fans of sours like The Bruery Tart of Darkness or Jolly Pumpkin Noel De Calabaza will find a new love in hell here.

Burial The River to Hell Runs Red is a brewery only release, in 16.9-ounce bottles.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Blueberries. Raspberries. Foudre Aged. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles
Debut: 1/13/18

7.5% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal