The third release in Boulevard Brewing’s (Kansas City, MO) Backroads Series is Last Splash, a wet-hopped ale. The series is described as “journey off the beaten path.” A little fun for both the drinker and the brewer.
Like the many other wet-hopped beers in craft brewing, then hops are picked from the vine and driven to Boulevard’s brew kettle within 24 hours or so of picking.
Read more: Boulevard Backroads Series
Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) has released the latest Stochascity Project offering, Master of Disguise Golden Imperial Stout.
Yes, this was once an April Fool’s joke back in 2010 with Brewdog. That got Stone thinking about what gives an imperial stout the roasty, bold flavors while still keeping the beer a lighter, golden color. Could it be possible? The answer lies: coffee, cocoa, flaked oats, and pale malts.
“To achieve the qualities of a stout, we relied on our prior experience brewing with coffee to pull flavors from the beans without affecting the hue of the beer,” explains Steele. “As the beer warms and opens up, the chocolate adds another level of complexity and helps build the traditional flavors typically associated with dark beers. It’s been really fun to see a prank with questionable viability become a reality.”
Stone Stochascity Master of Disguise turned out roasty and bold, yet golden. Take it from Mitch above, and give it a try.
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT and WA
9.7% ABV, 55 IBUs
I guess it could be worse?
Dogfish Head (Milton, DE) newest musical collaborations is Beer Thousand. The offering celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Guided By Voices album, Bee Thousand.
Beer Thousand was tapped back in June at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin, with a little bit available at the Dogfish Head pub in Rehobeth Beach, Delaware.
Beer Thousand is an imperial lager, brewed with 10 grains, 10 hops, and is 10% ABV. Mathematically, 10x10x10=1000. Now shipping three ways – 12oz/4 packs, draft, and a special 750ml/6 pack with a special 10 song EP.
Style: Imperial Lager
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. 750ml bottle gift pack w/ record.
Arrival: Mid-November, 2014
The two breweries came together to make a strong ESB, at 7.5% ABV. John McDonald laments in the video above, Boulevard’s is maltier, and Odell’s is a little hoppier.
Cheers to Odell & Boulevard on 25 years of craft brewing.
Availability: 750ml Bottles, corked & caged. Draft. One time release.
44 year old Chris Kimbrough, mother of four, has broken the beer mile record. She recently ran 6:28.6 in her first attempt. According to BeerMile.com, the last record was held by Seanna Robinson, in 1997 with a 6:42.0 time.
The beer? Hops & Grain Altbier, at 5.0% ABV. The Beer Mile consists of the runner drinking a beer, and running a lap. Before the start of each lap, the runner drinks another beer, for a total of four beers, spanning 5,280 feet. (1 mile if you paid attention in class.)
BeerMile.com tracks runners by sex, age, time, and even the beverage. Interesting to note, some people used chocolate milk.
Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, GA) has officially launched their first can offerings.
The brewery opened their doors earlier this year and has been draft only until this week. Atalanta, slightly sour plum saison, becomes Georgia’s first canned sour. Lyric Ale Saison, the brewery’s other year round offering ships alongside Atalanta.
Both offerings are in 12oz/6 packs, with the help of Toucan Mobile Canning.
Beer Street Journal caught up with Jason Pellett on canning day number one.