Topic Archives: Strawberries

Posted in Don't Miss This, EPIC Brewing Company

Epic Rosé Sour Ale is a triumph of a wine-inspired wild ale

Epic Rose Sour Ale

There are plenty of rośe inspired beers in the beer market right now. While they almost incorporate grapes, Epic Brewing Rośe, from the brewery’s Oak & Orchard Series, achieves a rose flavor with strawberries and an “epic” house mixed culture wild ale.

Epic Brewing’s sour program continues to impress us. Recent Oak & Orchard releases like Strawberry Rhubarb, and Pink Guava were some of the best American wild ales we tried at Beer Street Journal in 2018. (Incidentally, their Quadruple Barrel Baptist was one of our 2018 favorites as well.) Rośe Ale truly keeps this impressive flavor journey alive and well into a new year.

Strawberries, hibiscus, and rose hips are part of the approach for Epic Rośe. Each sip is a wash of oaky tart strawberry flavors, with a light, lingering floral aroma on your palate. The rose hips and hibiscus are perfectly subtle. This might be more enjoyable the sipping actual rośe wine. Far less sugary, and in our opinion, far more complex than any pink wine you’ll find at the same price point.

American wild ales grow in popularity in the United States every year.  If you don’t know what to look out for,  let us help. Don’t dare sleep on Epic’s Oak & Orchard Series. We fought over the last sips of Pink Guava, and sipping this Rośe Ale in the sun with hints of spring in the air made for a downright poetic drinking experience.

We can’t wait to see what the brewery does next 🔥.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Rose Hips. Hibiscus. Strawberries. Oak Aged.)
Hops: Tettnang
Malts: Pilsner, White Wheat, Spelt, Flaked Oats

Availability: 12.7oz Bottles
Debut: February 2019

7.1% ABV

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

Catawba’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time returns with new Strawberry Rhubarb variant

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time Strawberry Rhubarb

The “peanut butter jelly sandwich in a glass” beer returns on March 1st, and this year it arrives with new variants.

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time launched in 2012 – a bready brown ale brewed with wheat, raspberry puree, and North Carolina peanuts. Every year the release has grown in popularity prompting special taproom release parties.

This year, look for Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time Strawberry Rhubarb cans in extremely limited quantities alongside the seasonal favorite. While we couldn’t get confirmation from the brewery, we assume the base recipe is the same, along with strawberry and rhubarb additions.

READ MORE: CATAWBA PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME

Alongside the two canned releases, a third release – Black Currant will be available on tap.

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time Strawberry Rhubarb will be available in limited 16-ounce cans and draft in the brewery’s tap room starting March 1st.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Raspberries. Peanuts. Strawberries. Rhubarb.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 3/1/19

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Image: Catawba Brewing

Posted in New Releases, Second Self Brewing Company

Reinvented: Second Self Bleeding Heart (now with strawberries)

Second Self Bleeding Heart can

Heartbroken? Just love chocolate? Beer drinker?  Second Self Bleeding Heart Red Ale has you covered either way.

Cocoa and vanilla are the stars in Second Self Bleeding Heart, plus strawberries – new for 2019. A beer inspired by southern-style red velvet cake.

Red malts and cocoa lend the beer a festive pink color, and the vanilla is the icing on top, rounding out each sip at the end of the taste. Co-founders Jason and Chris have been developing the recipe for over eight years.

Bleeding Heart is actually part of a series of “Hearts”. Other releases have included:

  • Bitter Heart – Red Ale, extensively dry hopped. Extra hoppy, extra bitter. The real Valentine’s Day beer.
  • Wild Heart – Red Ale, gone sour.

Second Self Bleeding Heart Strawberry is available in 12-ounce cans and draft until March 2018.

Style: Amber Ale (w/ Cocoa, Vanilla. Strawberries.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: Early 2019

6.9% ABV, 27 IBUs

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

 

Posted in Coming Soon, New Beers, Sycamore Brewing
Posted in New Releases

Stepbrothers fan? You need Pontoon Brewing Boats & Gose

Pontoon Brewing Boats & Gose

Pontoon Brewing Boats & Gose debuted this week, bringing the fruit and the puns.

Strawberries, lime, and coconut take the lead in this new gose, plus coriander and Fleur de Sel (a French sea salt). As far as the puns go? Anyone who’s seen the movie Stepbrothers, you know what song they are talking about.

12-ounce cans of Pontoon Brewing Boats & Gose are available in the brewery’s taproom, with distribution to follow soon.

Style: Gose (w/ Strawberries. Limes. Coconuts. Sea Salt. Coriander.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: Early February 2019

5.1% ABV

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Posted in New Releases, Pontoon Brewing

Pontoon Brewing “Triples” The Floor is Lava recipe

Pontoon Brewing Triple Floor is Lava

Milkshake IPA gone big. Pontoon Brewing Triple The Floor is Lava is a boozy follow-up to last year’s popular release.

The Floor is Lava, a milkshake IPA brewed with guava, strawberries, kiwi, and lactose, debuted last summer. The creamy IPA was big on fruit as well as fruity hops.

For the brewery’s anniversary party this week, Pontoon took the original recipe and “imperialized” the base IPA and doubled tripled the amount of fruit, creating Triple The Floor is Lava.

Pontoon Triple The Floor is Lava is available at the brewery in Sandy Springs, Georgia in 16-ounce cans.

Style: Imperial IPA (Milkshake IPA) (w/ Guava. Strawberries. Kiwi. Lactose.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery only
Debut: Late January 2019

11.8% ABV, 55 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

Strawberries & Vanilla Milkshake IPA: Monday Night Piranha Dealer

Monday Night Piranha Dealer

Another milkshake IPA is inbound in Atlanta. Monday Night Piranha Dealer debuts on September 14th.

A-Town’s Monday loving brewery has established a “milkshake” India pale ale base with rolled oats, torrified wheat, acidulated malt, honey, and of course – lactose milk sugar. A milkshake IPA is no milkshake IPA without a blast of fruit and vanilla. For this release, strawberries are the star.

Pre-sales of Monday Night Piranha Dealer have closed. 16-ounce cans will be available at the brewery’s “Hop Hut” on Trabert Avenue on September 14th.

Style: IPA (Milkshake IPA) (w/ Vanilla. Strawberries. Lactose.)
Hops: Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic
Malts: Acidulated, Rolled Oats, Torrified Wheat

Availability: 16oz Cans. Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: 9/14/18

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