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Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing brews with Hawaiian Punch in ‘Never Aloha’

The Veil Brewing Never Aloha

Think tropical. Think about that impossibly red kids drink that stained everything and got the entire kindergarten class wired. The Veil Brewing Never Aloha, a new gose might come close.

This beer is all bout Hawaii. The Richmond, Virginia brewer used the Hawaiian sea salt, a necessary ingredient in gose as a part of the base beer. Not tropical enough for you? Next is hundreds of pounds of of passionfruit, pineapple, mango, blood orange, and cherry purée.

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The finishing move: a touch of Hawaiian Punch drink mix. Yeah, they’ve gone there. Over the top trop(ical).

The Veil Brewing Never Aloha debuts today at the brewery in 16 ounce cans. Just don’t wear a white shirt when cracking the can.

Style: Gose (w/ Passionfruit, Pineapple, Mango, Blood Orange, Cherries. Hawaiian Punch.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 3/28/17

4.9% ABV

Image: The Veil Brewing 

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

Spring: Abita To-Gose, brewed with key limes

Abita To-Gose

Spring will bring Abita To-Gose to the French Quarter. (As well as everywhere else you can find Abita.)

In 2017, expect to see the Louisiana based brewery release a not only fresh takes on some of their most well-known beers, but also debuting a few new styles. Abita To-Gose the gose seen above being one of them. The brewery has introduced fresh key limes into a German-style gose. The result – a sour ale with a touch of salt and citrus.

In New Orleans, go-cups mean the fun (and the beer) doesn’t always stay inside the bar. To-Gose is Abita’s refreshing take on traditional Gose beer, brewed with malted wheat and barley, sea salt, coriander and German Perle hops. Fresh key limes added during aging create a sour ale with a kick of citrus, spice, and salt.

According to the brewery, Abita To-Gose should be available around May, 2017, in 12 ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Gose (w/ Key Lime, Sea Salt)
Hops: Perle

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Spring, 2017

4% ABV

Posted in Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Don't Miss This, New Releases

Anderson Valley GT Gose (aka Gin & Tonic Gose)

Anderson Vally GT Gose

Anderson Valley GT Gose is headed to market, a new botanical gose.

Think of a gin & tonic cocktail when it comes to this new gose. The idea came about after a few in house discussions surrounding beer cocktails, and barrel-aged gins. The brewery used lemon peel, juniper berries, and lemongrass at the end of beer’s boil, adding botanical notes that gin boasts.

During fermentation, the brewery added cucumber, salt, and a touch of cinchona bark.

Reminiscent of a classic cocktail, our GT Gose showcases botanical flavors and aromas of lemon peel, juniper, lemongrass, and grains of paradise. With a juicy lemon-lime tartness and slightly peppery finish, we’ve given the gose style a unique spin that we’re sure you’ll enjoy.

Anderson Valley GT Gose is available in 12 ounce cans, and draft.

Style: Gose (w/ Lemon Peel, Juniper, Lemongrass, Grains of Paradise, Cucumber, Sea Salt, Cinchona Bark.)
Hops: Bravo
Malts: 2 Row, Cara-Crystal, Wheat

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: February, 2017

Posted in Dogfish Head, Don't Miss This

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale marks the brewery’s 3rd can

Dogfish SeaQuench Ale cans

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale debuts today, marking the brewery’s third canned beer.

This tart ale is actually three different styles of beer that come together in one union. SeaQuench starts as a traditional kolsch, a salt-forward gose that is brewed with black limes and sea salt, and a Berliner Weisse brewed with lime juice and peel. The three beers were blended together during fermentation, resulting in a mixed, session sour ale.

Recently, Dogfish Head has started transitioning to 12 ounce cans; releasing 60 Minute IPA and Flesh & Blood IPA.

Three styles blissfully brewed in sequence for a citrusy-tart union, our hybrid sour quencher is brewed with lime peel, black limes, and sea salt.

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale is brewed in collaboration with the National Aquarium. Dogfish Head has already started various conservation efforts to help preserve local Chesapeake Bay.

As of January 30th, Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft at the brewery. Distribution to follow soon.

Style: Gose (w/ Lime Peel, Black Limes, Sea Salt)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal.
Debut (Cans): 1/30/17

4.9% ABV, 10 IBUs

Image: Dogfish Head

Posted in New Releases, The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing Never Sufficient (cherry gose) debuts

The Veil Brewing Never Sufficient

The Veil Brewing Never Sufficient, part of the brewery’s Limited Release Series, debuts today in cans.

Using Veil’s house gose (known as Never), the brewery added a “crap load” of Montmorency cherries and black lava salt. Beer Street Journal had a taste of this beer earlier this week. The finished beer is very bright, with a very fresh cherry flavor, and a subtle tart finish. The color is absolutely stunning.

The Veil Brewing Never Sufficient is available in 16 ounce cans, in 4 packs at the brewery in Richmond, Virginia. $16 dollars each.

Style: Gose (w/ Cherries, Black Lava Salt.)
Availability: 16oz Cans. Brewery release.
Debut: 1/17/17

?? ABV

The Veil Brewing Never Sufficient Tank

Veil Brewing co-founder Matt Tarpey pulls a sample of Never Sufficient (cherry gose) off the tank. PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Coming Soon, Half Acre Brewing

Half Acre Big Hugs Salted Chocolate Espresso

Half Acre Big Hugs Salted Chocolate Espresso

Half Acre Big Hugs Salted Chocolate Espresso will join the brewery’s lineup alongside the annual Big Hugs release.

2016 marks the 8th release of Big Hugs, an imperial stout brewed with Dark Matter Coffee. As an added treat, the Chicago based brewery will release an edition with a little twist – aka Big Hugs Salted Chocolate Espresso.

22 ounce bottles will be available at the brewery on December 11th, 2016. $14 per bottle.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee, Chocolate. Sea Salt.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Brewery only.
Debut: 12/11/16

10% ABV

Posted in Headlines, New Releases, The Lost Abbey

Lost Abbey Madonna and Child, a tequila barrel sour

Lost Abbey Madonna and Child

Lost Abbey Madonna and Child, a new tequila barrel-aged sour, debuts this Friday in San Marcos, California.

A tequila sour is a first for Lost Abbey. Two years ago, the brewery released Agave Maria, a strong ale brewed with agave nectar and aged in Anejo and Reposado barrels for 10 months.

Lost Abbey Madonna and Child is brewed with lime and salt – pairing with well with the tequila notes from the barrel.

We started with a great base beer and aged it in tequila barrels, added some lime and a bit of salt for some true baja flavors. The result has us rethinking which one of our “children” we truly love the most. Lucky for Madonna, she only had one amazing child to care for.

The 375 milliliter bottles debut on September 23rd at the brewery, with distribution to begin the following Monday.

Style: American Sour/Wild Ale (w/ Lime, Salt. Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 375ml Bottles
Debut: 9/23/16

?? ABV

Image: Lost Abbey