SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, GA) new year round offering is Hop Hash Infused Double IPA. Loosely based on recent Dank Tank release Johnny Hash, the new offering uses “hop hash” in boil to make a hoppy, sticky, beer experience.
While the brewery was away at the Great American Beer Festival, Diggs, part of SweetWater’s social media and marketing department was stuck at the brewery.
As you can see, he was a little bitter about it.
Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville, NC) will open their second location you’ll come to know as the “Funkatorium” on Friday, October 10th. This new house of funk takes the sour and wild ales Wicked Weed has been creating to a full “wild” experience.
The Funkatorium will feature its own tap room with 16 taps and two hand pumps, showcasing Wicked Weed’s sour and farmhouse style ales. In the future, patrons will be able to purchase bottles from a special cellar list. Along side the funky beer lineup, food will be available on site, featuring different fare than found at the brewpub nearby.
…We want drinkers to come to the Funkatorium to see and touch the barrels, learn the smell of a wood cellar and really become intimate with this amazing style of beer. I can’t think of anywhere else on the East Coast where people can enjoy 16 different brett or sour beers while gazing at the 500 barrels from which those beers came.” Walt Dickinson, Head of Brewing Operations
Above is a Beer Street Journal exclusive video preview of the Funkatorium with Wicked Weed’s Abby Dickinson. Find the Funkatorium on 147 Coxe Avenue in Downtown Asheville.
If you go:
Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium Grand Opening
October 10th, 4pm.
147 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC
For those looking for the third release in Terrapin Beer Co.’s Reserve Series Imperial Pumpkin Porter, the distributors are releasing the beer to off-premise sites today.
Terrapin Imperial Pumpkin Porter follows inaugural release White Chocolate Moo-Hoo, and Cinnamon Roll’d W-n-B. In the video above, Spike discloses the next two offerings, MooHoo-ciato (chocolate milk porter with coffee), and French Toast Wake n Bake. (Think breakfast.) Those two will round out the Special Reserve Series in 2014.
There are about 10,000 bottles of Imperial Pumpkin Porter headed into the wild. Be on the lookout starting this week.
Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville, NC) has made a sour name for themselves the first 18 months of being open. The brewery’s sour and wild ales are in high demand across Asheville.
Wicked Weed has come to a cross roads with the rising demand of their traditional ales, and the growing love of sours. The solution? The Wicked Weed Funkatorium.
Just a few blocks from Wicked Weed’s current location is a new warehouse that will house up to 1000 barrels of various wine and liquor barrels for the brewery’s expanding sour program.
The Funkatorium will have it’s own taproom featuring a special cellar bottle list, and 16 taps that are almost all sour offerings. Chef Cardiff Creasey will be creating a specialty small bites menu to compliment the Funkatorium sour lineup.
Beer Street Journal spent the afternoon with Wicked Weed’s Abby Dickinson in the Funkatorium for an exclusive first look.
Anchor Brewing Company (San Francisco, CA) has released the sixth edition in their Zymaster Series, Saaremaa Island Ale.
Each offering tells a story, and Saarremaa Island Ale is no different. This beer is inspired by brewmaster Mark Carpenter’s trip to Saaremaa Island in the Baltic Sea. The local beer had a really unique flavor, thanks to the local yeast. He returned from the trip with brewer’s yeast used to create #6.
Zymaster No. 6 is a medium-bitter pale ale with Old World hop flavor and aroma. Made with pale barley malt, it has a light body, clean finish, and overtones of freshly ground clove and allspice similar to a Belgian ale.
Anchor Saaremaa Island Pale Ale will be available in 22oz bottles and draft for a limited time.
Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited one time release.
The series at glance:
No. 1: California Lager
No. 2: Mark’s Mild
No. 3: Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout
No. 4: Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale
No. 5: Harvest One American Pale Ale
No. 6: Saareemaa Pale Ale
No. 7: Potero Hill Sour Mash IPA (Coming soon)
Stone Brewing Co. just opened another “Ground Breaking Collaboration,” this time with Hawaii’s Maui Brewing.
The beer is called Aloha Berlin!The 1.5 liter bottle runs $30 dollars, and has to be picked up in Escondido, California, Berlin, Germany, or the yet-to-be named east coast brewery.
Grab yours now [IndiGoGo]