The “Laughing Skull” brand is a bit of Atlanta brewing history. When the city first saw the beer, a collaboration with Red Brick Brewing and “The Vortex” (home to one of Atlanta’s best burgers), it was a bohemian pilsner. Honestly, a craft pilsner was a bit ahead of it’s time near 15 years ago, and slumping sales killed it off.
A few years ago, Red Brick resurrected the brand, reinventing it as an amber ale, bring success back to the “Laughing Skull” lineup. So much so, a second beer, Laughing Skull Craft Lager was added shortly after.
This week a third release, Laughing Skull White Ale joins Skull lineup.
The brewery’s hometown isn’t the first to taste this white ale. The country of South Korea has had it for a while, as Red Brick originally brewed this for their South Korean distributor.
White Ale was originally made specifically for our South Korean distributor, but it was so well received both overseas and at the brewery that we knew we needed to release it domestically. We first started pouring it at the brewery in June of 2016 and it has quickly become a crowd favorite.” – Garett Lockhart, President & Brewmaster
Red Brick White Ale is available in 12 ounce cans and draft.
Style: White Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Week of February 20th, 2017
First off, let me tell you Terrapin’s co-founder and brewmaster “Spike” Bucowski loves brewing with rye. Examples – Terrapin Rye Pale, Terrapin Rye Cubed, even the Terrapin/Left Hand Terra-ryezd from 2009. Don’t be surprised that this new collaboration has rye in it.
Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit is actually a barrel-aged rye wit, aged in white wine barrels for sixteen weeks. The added wine nuance to this beer is fairly unique for the style.
With aromas of light fruit, spice, and citrus, balanced by a spicy malt backbone, the third installment in the Partner Ships series is sure to delight the senses.
Look for Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit to hit shelves in August in 22 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Debut: August, 2016
6% ABV, 20 IBUs
Lagunitas Stoopid Wit will join the brewery’s seasonal lineup this month. A beer loosely based on a few styles.
This week we tried an early sample of this upcoming release. Lagunitas Stoopid Wit is a bit hoppy, like Hop Stoopid. It’s soft and wheat-y like a Belgian witbier. Let’s say it’s got a foot in both worlds.
This UNFILTERED Belgian-ish Wit-ly-esque-ish-ness brew features a dry twang of hoppy bitterness and is perfect for the summertime drinkin’!
Lagunitas Stoopid Wit will be a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering. More details coming soon.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: July, 2016
Flat 12 Dan Patch Wit releases July 2nd.
Named for the fastest race horse ever in Indiana, Flat 12 Dan Patch Wit (a Belgian-style white ale) is brewed with chamomile, orange peel, and coriander.
In honor of a Hoosier icon, the fastest race horse in Indiana history, this Belgian-style easy drinker features a blend of chamomile, orange peel and coriander. Good for a trot around the track or breaking records at a faster pace.
Flat 12 Dan Patch Wit will be available starting July 2nd.
NoDa NoDaJito, the brewery’s seasonal witbier, brewed with mint leaves and lime zest will return to cans on June 17th. This mojito inspired drink was the brewery’s seventh can offering.
Our Mojito-inspired Belgian Wit infused with mint leaves and lime zest. See what the cult following is all about. Hazy, minty and citrusy, it’s ideal for a summer day or just some summer dreaming.
4.8% ABV, 18 IBUs
Image via NoDa Brewing
Bell’s Poolside Ale is almost upon us. A part of the brewery’s speciality lineup for the year. Above is a look at the future cans.
Bell’s Poolside Ale is a Belgian-style wheat ale, brewed with Montmorency cherry juice from Traverse City, Michigan. It’s been a few years since Bell’s brewed this beer.
“Poolside is a beer we haven’t seen for a while. It was incredibly well received and we thought it was the right time to bring this seasonal favorite back,” Bell’s Vice President Laura Bell said.
Bell’s Poolside Ale will be available in limited quantities in 12 ounce cans/ 6 packs in June, across the brewery’s entire distribution area.
Stone Citrusy Wit, a new seasonal (and a little departure from Stone’s beaten path) is hitting shelves nationally.
There is no doubting how much Stone Brewing loves hops. (The brewery’s other seasonal, Mocha IPA just hit shelves too. It’s hoppy, of course.) As for Stone Citrusy Wit, don’t look for orange peel. Look for tangerines and kaffir lime leaf. Combine that with a fruit/citrus forward hop bill and you’ve create this new seasonal.
When it comes to our beers and the ingredients we use, we give a wit. So rather than spinning just the same fruit wheel of the classic orange peel, we punched up our wit with the dynamic duo of tangerine and kaffir lime leaf. The fruit-forward aromatics and flavors are perfectly balanced, so you don’t have to bother adding a slice (or leaf) to the rim of your glass. Even with this lack of unnecessary garnish, you won’t find an absence of intense fruit. In fact, each dryly refreshing, citrusy sip of this coriander-spiced, tangerine-infused, Mandarina Bavaria-hopped creation will satisfy even the most hardcore fan.
Stone Citrusy Wit hits shelves in June across the brewery’s entire distribution network.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal
Debut: June, 2016
5.3% ABV, 35 IBUs
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