Topic Archives: Spruce Tips

Posted in Headlines, New Belgium

Future Special Release: New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA is a future potential in the brewery’s Voodoo Ranger Series.

In late 2016, New Belgium announced the addition of the Voodoo Ranger Series. IPA, Imperial IPA, 8 Hop joined the series year-round. Earlier this year, Voodoo Ranger added a few “Special Releases” in 22-ounce bottles – Passionfruit Imperial IPA, Red IPA, and Juicy Mandarina IPA.

It looks like New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA is on the way soon. The India pale ale is brewed with guava and spruce.

This forthcoming release is slated for 16-ounce cans and draft. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style: IPA (w/ Guava. Spruce.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: TBA

7.6% ABV

Posted in NoDa Brewing, Seasonal Return

Drink your Christmas tree in NoDa Hoppy Holidays

NoDa Hoppy Holidays Cans

NoDa Hoppy Holidays returns for a fourth time on Black Friday 2017.

A hoppy can of Christmas is how NoDa Hoppy Holidays is described by both the brewery and they’re loyal fans. This beer is not only brewed with six different hop varieties but is also loaded with spruce tips.

…Loaded with six scrumptious hop varieties complimented by citrus notes and brisk piney aroma, it’s the perfect beer for the most wonderful time of the year.

16-ounce cans of Hoppy Holidays will be available again in the top room on November 24th.

Style: IPA (w/ Spruce Tips)
Availability: 16oz cans. Limited release.
Return: Early December 2015

6.5% ABV

Posted in Dogfish Head, Seasonal Return

Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo is back in plaid

Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo Bottles

Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo, a pale ale brewed with spruce tips, returns to the brewery’s seasonal lineup. This beer is a collaboration with Pennsylvania clothing manufacturer, Woolrich.

Before you get to know the beer, get to know the name. The “Pennsylvania Tuxedo” is the stylish descriptor given to the red and black hunting outfits popularized by Woolrich, dating back to the late 1800’s. All the more reason this beer is a collaboration with Pennsylvania clothing manufacturer, Woolrich.

Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo has made an appearance before, released on tap at the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach in 2014. In 2015, Tuxedo was bottled for the first time as well, destined for a larger Dogfish Head market.

“Pennsylvania Tuxedo smells like Paul Bunyan’s cologne and tastes like tongue-kissing Mother Nature, and it’s a labor of love that we hope you’ll share with friends this winter.” Brewery founder Sam Calagione

When you brew an outdoorsy collaboration, you brew it with spruce tips, right? The brewery’s Sam Calagione mentions in the video below where John Rich almost died from falling off the rafters at a barn raising after drinking too much of his own spruce beer.

Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo is available once again in 12-ounce bottles and draft in November 2016.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Spruce Tips)
Availability: Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: October 2017

8.5 ABV 

Image: Dogfish Head

 

Posted in New Belgium, Orval Brewery

New Belgium Ann-Francoise, a collab with Orval

New Belgium Ann Francoise

New Belgium Ann-Francoise will officially round out the brewery’s Belgian collaboration series.

This final edition of a year-long Belgian-American collaborative series with Trappist brewery Orval. Specifically, Orval’s first female brewmaster Anne-Francoise Pypaert. The result – a Belgian strong dark ale, brewed with a few spices and specialty malt.

Spruce tips and Grains of Paradise highlight the base beer, that has been dry-hopped with French Sprisselspalt hops. The finishing flourish is a two week engagement with American toasted oak spirals.

New Belgium Ann-Francoise Spiced Dark Strong Ale is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale (w/ Grains of Paradise, Spruce Tips. Oak Aged.)
Availabilty: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: November, 2016

9.5% ABV

 

Posted in Don't Miss This, Left Hand Brewing

Left Hand Pride Runs Deep debuts, supporting military families

Left Hand Pride Runs Deep poured

Left Hand Pride Runs Deep debuts as we cross into July. Part of the brewery’s Big Mo Series.

Colorado spruce tips headline this new India pale ale. Brewed in support of the USS Colorado Commissioning Committee. The attack submarine spends months at a time under water, with a crew of 134 officers and crew.

Pride runs deep is brewed in recognition of the men and women who proudly serve our country. From the highest peaks to the debts of the world’s oceans, they serve to protect our freedom. Proceeds support civilian organizations that help to support military families.

Left Hand Pride Runs Deep debuts on June 29th, at Denver’s Falling Rock Tap House. Proceeds will help support the Committee, funding commissioning events and supporting the crew. More information on the Committee can be found at http://usscoloradocommittee.org/.

Style: IPA (w/ Spruce Tips)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited release.
Debut: Late June, 2016

6.8% ABV

Pic: Left Hand Brewing

Posted in Headlines

Pipeworks & Emporium Arcade Bar Team Up for Epic Back to the Future Release

Pipeworks Twin Pines Mall

Chicago’s Emporium Arcade Bar and Pipeworks Brewing have teamed to create a special offering for Back to the Future day. In case you have no idea what I’m talking about – the Back to the Future, Marty McFly heads to October 21, 2015 in future Hill Valley, California.

As for the beer, meet Pipeworks & Emporium Twin Pines Mall Imperial IPA. Brewed with spruce tips and wildflower honey. Twin Pines Mall is the mall Marty met Doc at when he first met the Delorean. (Hopefully, none of this needs explanation.) Emporium tells Beer Street Journal that they chose Twin Pines, even though Marty kills one of the trees in the past turning it into Lone Pine Mall, because they wanted o make it imperial IPA. (AKA, Twin.)

“Get your DeLorean up to 88 MPH because Pipeworks & Emporium are taking you Back To The Brew-ture. For Twin Pines Mall we fueled the Flux Capacitor with 1.21 Jigawatts of spruce tips & wild flower honey. The future is now so drink up before you’re OUTATIME. Great Scott!”

Pipeworks/Emporium Arcade Twin Pines Mall releases on draft at the Emporium Arcade Bar (Wicker Park) on October 21st. Package will be available on October 22nd at the Logan Square location.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Spruce Tips & Wildflower Honey)
Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Chinook, Zythos
Malt: 2-Row, Bonlander Munich, Red Wheat, Golden Naked Oats.

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Release: 10/21/2015

8.5% ABV

Posted in Alaskan Brewing Company, Coming Soon

Alaskan Cran-Spruce Ale, A Rough Draft Export Offering

Alaskan Cran-Spruce Ale

Alaskan Cran-Spruce Ale takes aim at bottles in the near future. Cran-Spruce Ale is a part of the brewery’s Rough Draft Export Series. Each offering is a small batch, experimental offering.

Alaskan Cran-Spruce Ale is brewed with cranberries and spruce tips. The brewery has not officially announced this beer yet.

Style: Herb/Spice Beer (w/ Cranberries, Spruce Tips)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: TBA

5.2% ABV

Note: This is a “first look” preview. Details are subject to change at anytime by the brewery.