There’s a new wild ale rolling out of Buellton, California – Firestone Walker Bretta Tangerine.
This new hybrid wild ale features 1,000 pounds of specially selected Murcott tangerines grown in Ojai, California. According to master blender Jim Crooks, the Murcott wasn’t just a geographical decision. “The aroma coming off the zest was so pungent, bright, and in your face. We knew that it was going to make this beer pop,” he said.
Bretta Weisse serves as the base for Bretta Tangerine, which has seen fruits like blackberries and black currants.
The Final Blend.
The Murcott tangerine concentrate as blended with 15 barrels for Bretta Weisse for fermentation and maturation. Additionally, Crooks took tangerine concentrate from Ventura Coastal and co-fermented it with another lot of Bretta Weisse. The two tangerine lots were blended together with a third lot of 18-month old Bretta Weisse.
Firestone Bretta Weisse is available in 375-milliliter bottles in all markets the Barrelworks line is sold starting the last week of February 2019.
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Saint Louis, Missouri’s Schlafly Beer has released new Frugi-Four Sampler Pack.
The fruit-forward mixed case showcases the brewery’s commitment to using real fruit. Four different styles have been selected to ring in the warmer weather: Passionfruit Saison, Pineapple IPA, Tangerine Lager, and a revival of last April’s Coconut Creme Ale.
“From our seasonal Raspberry Hefeweizen to our fall seasonal Pumpkin Ale, we’re proud of our expertise in brewing with real ingredients. This pack captures the spirit of a frugivore, a fruit-eating mammal that depends on the nutritional value of fruit. These fun, bright flavors for summer showcase how fruit beer can fit any style from Saisons to IPAs.” – Stephan Hale, Founding Brewer
The Schlafly Frugi-Four Sampler Pack features three 12-ounce bottles of each style, available in distribution starting April 23rd.
Full Sail Session Twist brings a touch of citrus into the colder months.
Hood River, Oregon’s Full Sail Brewing has taken the inspiration that created Session Lager and turned it into a full series of releases over the past few years. Creations have included everything from an IPA to a Mexican Lager, plus fruit variants like Watermelon Wheat and Black Cherry. As winter presses on, the brewery looks to put a little citrus in these dark days, with Full Sail Session Twist.
Session Twist is lightly hopped with Cascade, plus a “twist” of tangerine. Each sip might be the brightest part of drinking in the cold.
“We wanted the tangerine to come through in this lightly hopped pale ale. A hint of Cascade hops gives Session Tangerine Twist a natural citrus character and a twist of lemon rounds it out. Tangy aromas of citrus zest and tangerine burst from this golden, refreshing ale. – Full Sail Brewmaster Greg Doss
Session Lager launched 12 years ago and has since taken home more than 100 medals in various competitions. 40 of those were gold.
Full Sail Session Twist is available in 11-ounce stubby bottles and draft through April 2018.
5.2% ABV, 20 IBUs
Stone Tangerine Express IPA joined the brewery’s lineup in February. The “juicy” IPA has been quite successful, prompting the addition of cans.
There is no doubt that Stone Brewing loves their India pale ales. The most popular style in craft beer always seems to have room for another by the California based brewery.
Stone Tangerine Express IPA features whole tangerines and pineapples, added to a hoppy base IPA. No, fruited IPAs are NOT dead. Stone doesn’t stop short of taking a shot a some of those overly juicy IPAs out there. In the brewery’s own words – this one is for adults.
Imagine the tropical haze of a lazy afternoon-into-evening. Your official duties of the day have been to maybe take a hike to a secluded waterfall, perhaps grill something, definitely chill with plenty of sand between your toes…and crack a phenomenal beer to complete the experience. Check, check, check again and…pff…check.
Welcome to our vacation transportation express.
This ain’t no just-add-juice approach. This one is for adults. We use bountiful whole tangerine puree, which brings pithy, cap bitterness with the citrus flavor. In addition to the complexities of the tangerine — the likes of which you can only get by using the whole fruit — we judiciously employ just a hint of whole pineapple for a backbone. (you’d likely not even pick it out of the mix if we didn’t tell you it was there). We’re not looking for a sweet concoction to appease the “I want my beer to taste like fruit juice crowd. This is Stone. We like our IPAs to taste like IPAs. Big, bold, and not for kids.
Stone Tangerine Express IPA is already a 22-ounce bottle release. 12-ounce cans hit shelves in California in August, going national by January 2018.
Avery The Reel Peel IPA is a future can, and future year-round release.
With the number of breweries added a Fruited India pale ale to their year-round lineup, style is here to stay. The Reel Peel IPA bolsters the citrusy hops with tangerine peel. The brewery recently released Tangerine Quad, also with tangerine peel, in their Botanticals & Barrels Series.
Inspired by a summer’s day and crAfted to crush year-round, our IPA twists real tangerine peel and citrusy hops into this juicy experience! It’s the real deal!
Avery The Reel Peel IPA is slated for 12 ounce cans. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
Patiently aged in the finest of Bourbon barrels, this bold Belgian-style Quadrupel layers notes of rich, dark fruit, vanilla, and caramel with a burst of tangerine peel culminating in the vibrancy of this full-bodied creations.
Avery Tangerine Quad is a draft and 22 ounce bottle release nationally, year-round.
Stone Enjoy By Tangerine IPA hits shelves again now, part of the brewery’s ongoing dedication to freshness. Tangerine IPA is joined periodically throughout the year with other rotating variants such as Unfiltered IPA and Black IPA.
This latest edition of Stone Enjoy By Tangerine IPA has an “expiration date” of Halloween, October 31st. Find it, and drink it by that date or else.
After brewing this intense double IPA with more than 10 different hops and consistently delivering it faster than any bottled IPA on the planet, we decided to do something different with this Stone Enjoy By IPA—we took it to another level, again. Puréed tangerines were added to the batch to create a devastatingly fresh IPA with a tang of tangerine. The flavors yielded by this addition to the recipe meld beautifully with the bitterness of the hops. True to this series, Stone Enjoy By Tangerine IPA is brewed specifically NOT to last, and should be enjoyed within 37 days.
Stone Enjoy By Tangerine IPA is available across Stone’s distribution footprint starting in late September. It will be available on draft as well as in 6 packs and 22oz bottles.
Latest Release: Late September, 2016.
Enjoy By: 10/31/16
Note: This article will be updated with the latest releases of Enjoy By Tangerine IPA.