Avery Coconut Porter will be the newest release in the brewery’s ongoing Botanicals & Barrels Series this month. Each beer features hand selected barrels and one botanical. The lineup includes Vanilla Bean Stout, Tangerine Quad, Apricot Sour, and Raspberry Sour.
Avery Coconut Porter is a chocolatey porter, brewed with fresh coconut, and aged for a few months in bourbon barrels until ready for the big time. This release was slated for around this time last year, aged in rum barrels. The lot of barrels that Avery received didn’t pass muster, so it was back to the drawing board. Hopefully a year of recipe tweaks have done well by this beer.
Copious quantities of coconut coupled with time basking in Bourbon barrels compliment the chocolatey and sumptuous nature of this delicate porter.
Coconut Porter was set to be bottled May, 2016. The brewery has not announced a release date yet.
Avery Perzik Saison is back in cans ahead of the warmer weather.
“Perzik” is dutch for peach, and in this beer, the peach is the start. The Colorado brewery uses over 11 pounds of peaches per barrel, making this full of aroma and flavor.
This saison tastes like sitting in the hammock in your backyard during the summer. The peaches taste fresh, the beer finishes clean, and the esters of the yeast really compliment the whole package.
“We started making Perzik Saison two years ago, and we designed it to be a delicious, easy drinking, and sessionable beer. It has a massive amount of peaches, but our goal was to also stay true to the saison style. We ferment warm at 26 degrees Celsius, which builds a great yeast character that pairs well with the peaches.” – Fred Rizzo, Head Brewer
Avery Perzik Saison can be found nationally once again starting in April, 2017.
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Avery Tequilana will be the 43rd release in the brewery’s Barrel Aged Series. If you are a tequila fan, you’re in for a treat.
Expect a light sour beer with a blast of tequila flavor, especially on the nose. The brewery has a close relationship with El Atlo, Mexico based Suerte Tequila. The brewery has been purchasing their barrels for years and now have nearly 200 on site.
Avery Tequilana is a blend of both resposado and anejo tequila barrels, aged for seven months. Suerte barrels really give the final beer a very pronounced flavor, which is why the love affair has lasted so long.
“Tequilana,” said Rupp, “has a very pure and huge tequila character. Since this beer was aged in reposado and añejo tequila barrels for seven months, it’s really exciting to smell and taste oak character in the beer such as butterscotch, vanilla, and agave notes since they come simply from the barrels themselves.” – Travis Rupp, Avery’s R&D Manager
Agave tequilana, more commonly known as blue agave, is the naming inspiration for Avery Tequilana. Find it on draft at the brewery starting March 13th, and nationally in 12 ounce bottles.
Avery Apricot Sour, the fourth installment of the brewery’s Botanicals & Barrels Series, debuts at month’s end.
The barrel-aged series debuted with Raspberry Sour in May of 2015. Not long after, Vanilla Bean Stout was added to the series, and most recently Tangerine Quadrupel Ale.
The brewery is leaning back “tart” with Avery Apricot Sour. Just like its predecessors, each beer comprises of the four usual beer ingredients, and one specially chosen outside ingredient. The same mixed sour and wild culture in Raspberry Sour is used Apricot, with more lactic acid in the finished beer.
“As the second sour of the series, it is brewed with the same bacterial and yeast cocktail as Raspberry Sour, however the result is a more lactic beer with minimal malt character and a ton of apricot”. – Special Project Brewer Leigh Audin
Avery Apricot Sour will be available in 22 ounce bottles and draft starting January 30th.
Boulder, Colorado’s Avery Brewing Company is expanding distribution to the state of Nevada in this month (January, 2017). The brewery has signed a distribution deal with Breakthru Beverage.
“We are excited to open a new market for Avery and Nevada is a perfect opportunity for us due to our existing relationship with Breakthru Beverage. We’ve seen over the years that Breakthru’s commitment to distribution goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to quality, and we are looking forward to working together more in 2017.” – Dustin LeMoine, Avery’s Director of Sales
Nevada is Avery Brewing 33rd distribution state. The brewery was founded in 1993.
· Fri-Sun 1.13-1.15 | Aces & Ales Nellis Winter Fest
· Tuesday 1.17 6pm | The Atomic Avery Tap Feature
· Wednesday 1.18 6pm | Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits Avery Tap Feature
· Wednesday 1.18 6pm | Aces & Ales Tap Feature – Tenaya Location
· Tuesday 1.17 | Craft Wine & Beer Tap Feature
· Wednesday 1.18 6pm | Mellow Fellow Tap Feature
· Thursday 1.19 6pm | Beck’s Brew House Tap Feature
· Friday 1.20 6pm | Beer NV Tap Feature
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.
Avery Brewing will retire the “Demons of Ale” series at the end of this year to make room for an expanding 2017 lineup. The “Demons of Ale” series includes Samael’s, The Beast, and Mephistopheles.
Additionally, the brewery will discontinue The Kaiser and The Czar, part of the “Dictator Series.” The only beer from the “Dictator Series” to survive into 2017 is The Maharaja Imperial IPA. The last surviving “dictator” will now be available year round in a new four pack of 12oz. cans.
The 2017 expanding line up will focus on building up the “Botanicals and Barrels” series, currently consisting of Raspberry Sour and Vanilla Bean Stout. Avery Brewing expects to expand this series to six-year round offerings by the end of spring 2017, adding Tangerine Quad, Apricot Sour, Ginger Sour, and Coconut Porter to the lineup.
“The interesting thing about our ‘Botanicals & Barrels’ series is that as beautiful and simple as the final beer is, it is the culmination of an insanely complex and intricate process. It’s both an art and a science to allow the menagerie of competing flavors in the beer and the barrels to be married together and end up in a masterfully blended barrel-aged beer.” – Travis Rupp Head of the Barrel-Aging program,
Avery Brewing hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of finding members of the “Demon’s of Ale” series as a one off tap room release at the brewery in the future.