Left Hand Brewing (Longmont, CO) currently has a coffee ale in select Old Chicago Restaurants across the United States. The beer debuted in early February.
Left Hand De’Nile Coffee Ale is a collaboration with Allegro Coffee, and the brewery’s Ro Guenzel. The team selected Allegro’s Blue Nile Blend coffee to nuance Left Hand’s base beer, brewed with lactose.
First, Allegro’s Blue Nile BLEND coffee was hand-selected due to its intense berry and spice notes. Then, a unique recipe was created in order to best compliment the characteristics of the coffee. The result is a burnished, copper-colored brew with a white head that is the perfect equilibrium of maple, chocolate and coffee with a medium mouthfeel and a citrus aroma from Caliente and Amarillo hops.
Left Hand De’Nile Coffee Ale is available now at Old Chicago Restaurants (locator in new window) and the the brewery’s tap room.
Availability: Draft only
Release: Early February, 2015
5.5% ABV, 57 IBUs
SweetWater Brewing Company turns 18 this month. To celebrate the milestone, the brewery will release SweetWater 18 Belgian-style Tripel. It marks the 4th, anniversary offering.
SweetWater’s Zak Ray runs down 18, the brewery’s first corked and caged offering. SweetWater purchased the bottle filler from Brooklyn Brewery. 18 will kick off a line of special corked and caged offerings, including a sour ale later this year.
SweetWater 18 uses Ardennes yeast, Centennial, Amarillo, Sterling and Saaz hops. Then bottled conditioned prior to shipping.
Style: Belgian-Style Tripel
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Arrival: Mid February, 2015
Past Anniversary beers:
Sierra Nevada’s Hop Hunter IPA is hitting shelves around the U.S. This new IPA uses steam distilled wet hops, directly from the brewery’s hop fields. The result is a highly aromatic IPA, unlike most of the beers out there.
If the idea is still a little foreign, try this video animation.
That is a rabbit pushing a beer cart.
YouTuber Wallace the Mad King worked for more than a year to get this rabbit to push the cart the 2 feet.
This event marks the release of an epic accomplishment. I have been collaborating for the past year with my girlfriend’s pet rabbit to create performance art and “happenings” that capture this rabbit’s capabilities and worldly passions. In a million years, neither Wallace nor I would have guessed that our creative endeavors would take this route but after such a long journey we arrive at this significant moment.
As Dogfish Head crosses the 20 year mark, brewery founder Sam Calagione recalls the day he found out starting a brewery might be illegal in their home state of Delaware.
Terrapin Beer Company (Athens, GA) French Toasted W-n-B just hit shelves, wrapping up the Special Reserve Series for 2014.
Terrapin’s Dustin Watts gives Beer Street Journal readers a sneak peek at the next in the series, coming early next year.
SweetWater Brewery (Atlanta, GA) nixed fall seasonal Motorboat in order to bump up last winter’s hit release – Whiplash White IPA. That left a spot open for a new winter seasonal to bolster the cold weather lineup – SweetWater Spinnerbait.
SweetWater is known for their love of hops, but for Spinnerbait, the brewery went a different direction. A Belgian direction. Spinnerbait is a Belgian-style red brewed with candi sugar, that goes easy on the aggressive hops. This allows the Ardennes yeast to do the flavor work.
SweetWater Spinnerbait hits shelves starting this week in 12oz bottles, draft, and in the Tacklebox variety pack.
Head brewer Nick Nock gives you the rundown in the Beer Street Journal video above.
Style: Belgian-Style Red Ale (w/ Candi Sugar)
Hops: Willamette, US Golding, Columbus
Malts: 2-Row, Pilsner, Wheat, Black Wheat
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Dec-Feb