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Coast Dead Arm Pale Ale available in cans

Coast Brewing Dead Arm Pale Ale

Coast Dead Arm Pale Ale has joined the brewery’s canned lineup.

The Charleston, South Carolina based brewery has been expanding their can lineup going into 2016. Their IPA Hop Art, and 50/50 Kolsch have already been canned, with Blackbeerd and Boy King not far behind.

Coast Dead Arm Pale Ale is 97% organic, and available in 12 ounce cans as well as draft.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Cascade, Simcoe, Chinook
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Wheat, Oats

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
Debut: February, 2016 (Cans)

6% ABV

Posted in Coast Brewing, Coming Soon, Don't Miss This

Coast Blackbeerd Imperial Stout Coming to Cans

Coast Blackbeerd Imperial Stout Cans

Coast Blackbeerd Imperial Stout is headed to 12 ounce cans. The stout, available in the past both barrel aged, and straight, is one of the brewery’s most popular offerings.

As dark as the legend of Blackbeerd himself, behold the Imperial Stout. Sweet malts battle roasted grain on the decks of yer tongue. Like a blast from a cannon, hop are followed by smoked malt. Hold on to yer booty, a dark stouts a brewin’.

Coast Blackbeerd Imperial Stout cans will join Hop Art, and 32/50 Kolsch in the can lineup.

Style: Imperial Stout
Hops: Magnum, Palisade
Malts: Two Row, Black Carafa, Roasted, Smoked, Oats, Extra Special

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. 12oz Cans Soon)
Release: TBA

9.3% ABV

Posted in Cigar City Brewing, Coast Brewing, Dogfish Head, Duck Rabbit Brewery, Event Pics, Founders Brewing, Funky Buddha, Jester King Brewery, Left Hand Brewing, Mother Earth Brewing, Seventh Sun Brewing, Sierra Nevada

Muddiest Beer Fest in History? 2013 Brewvival [PICS]

This past Saturday marked the 4th Annual Brewvival in Charleston, South Carolina. The festival is absolutely laden with some of the best beer you’ll find on American soil. Notable brewers such as Justin Stange (7venth Sun), Ron Extract (Jester King), “Spike” Buchowski and John Cochran (Terrapin Beer), Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head), Ken Grossman (Sierra Nevada), & many more were in attendance. Despite an incredible beer lineup, 2013 Brewival may have won the title of “Muddiest Beer Festival in History”. Woodstock ain’t got sh*t on this.  It never.stopped.raining.

As you can see – the beer faithful persevered, weather beer damn. There is beer to drink. Brewvival is sponsored by Coast Brewing and The Charleston Beer Exchange.

Posted in Coast Brewing, Lazy Magnolia Brewing

Biloxi Blonde Is Back

Biloxi Blonde Beer, formerly brewed by Coast Brewing, is being brought back to life by Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co.  Biloxi Blonde was a victim of Hurricane Katrina.  Not only was the beer and the brewing equipment destroyed in the storm, but so was the recipe.

The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino has teamed up with Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. to bring you a new interpretation of the lost beer.  Lazy Magnolia head brewer, Gar Hatcher, had tasted Biloxi Blonde years ago and used that as his inspiration for recreating the beer.Biloxi Blonde is a German-style Kolsch that gets its name from its color.  It is brewed with both European malts and Pilsner malts.  The brew will be available both in bottle and draft, initially only at The Beau Rivage and sister property Gold Strike.  Eventually the goal is to roll it out to all MGM properties across the country.

Posted in Avery Brewing, Bear Republic Brewing, Bell's Brewing, Casks, Coast Brewing, Great Divide, Lagunitas, Left Hand Brewing, Moon River Brewing, Rare Opportunity, Red Brick, Stone Brewing Co., SweetWater Brewing, Terrapin Beer Company, Victory Brewing Company

Brickstore’s 1st IPA Fest – CHEAT SHEET!

No catchy picture for this one. Its a long post.

Brickstore Pub on Saturday October 10th is hosting its first “Hop Harvest” Fest. All 25 taps will be featuring IPAs. Here is a little back-story on the India Pale Ale, in case you never fully knew the style. If you were going to draw up a family tree, the Pale Ale would be the father of the IPA. Pale ales were denoted by the use of pale malt, circa 17th century. The pale ale style has changed over time, and by the mid 18th century coke fire malt was used to produce a beer that was actually paler than its predecessors.

Now, I tell you about pale ales to lead to this. George Hodgson Bow Brewery is attributed to the world’s first IPA. This IPA was a pale ale as described above, that was well hopped, termed October Beer. (See posts about origins of names and style.) This October beer was meant to be cellared for a year or longer. The East India Trading Company (think high school history class,) exported Hodgson’s beer to India — which survived very well on the long trip, thanks to the hoppy nature of the beer acting as a preservative. Ultimately after business deals going bad with Hodgson, other breweries began producing this hoppy style of pale ale, and the demand for an “India Pale Ale” was born.

There’s your history lesson. Knowing the style helps you appreciate your beer. So here is a cheat sheet of the line up of the 25 IPA’s to be featured on Saturday —

Smuttynose “Big A” — Double IPA (DIPA) 9.2% ABV. Part of Smutty’s big beer series. Seasonal release.

Moylan’s “Hopsickle” — DIPA, 9.2% ABV. Tomahawk, Cascade, Centennial hops. VERY hoppy beer, Novato, CA.

Avery “Maharaja” — DIPA, 10.2% ABV. Columbus, Centennial, Crystal, Simcoe hops. Caramel malts. Produced Mar- Sept. Maharaja in Sanskrit means “Great King.” Boulder, CO.

Lagunitas “Hop Stoopid” — DIPA, 8.2% ABV. Hop content unknown. Brewed with Hop extracts, not whole hops. Lagunitas quoted “So hoppy it will take the enamel off your teeth.” Petaluma, CA.

Sierra Nevada “Harvest Ale” — IPA, 6.2% ABV. First Brewed in ’96. Centennial & Cascade wet hops. Brewed same day hops are picked. Chico, CA.

Left Hand “Warrior” — IPA, 6.6% ABV. Wet hopped w/ Warrior Hops. Left hand balances with strong malt backbone. Crystal, Pale, & 2 Row. Seasonal Offering. Longmont, CO.

Bells “Two-Hearted Ale — IPA, 7% ABV. Hop content not published, but home brew recipes for Two hearted all use Centennial hops. Kalamazoo, MI.

Victory “Harvest Ale” — American Strong Pale, 7.7%. This is NOT, and will NOT be available in GA according to Victory Brewery. 3 hop varieties. Downingtown, PA.

5 Seasons Prado “Hop Gasm” — IPA, 7%. Brewmaster Kevin McNerny previously of Sweetwater Brewing’s first creation at 5 Seasons. 5 different hops, including Simcoe & Amarillo. Atlanta, GA.

Stone “Sublimely Self Righteous Ale” — American Strong Ale, 8.7% ABV. By taste, I call this a black IPA. Originally Stone’s 11th Anniversary Ale. It was so popular, it was re released again as Sublimely. It is no longer made, or sold. This is your one shot deal. For me its liquid gold. Escondido, CA.

Green Flash “West Coast IPA” — IPA, 7%. Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial, Cascade. A rare find in GA! Be one of the first to try this on tap. San Diego County, CA.

5 Seasons Westside “Hop Bomb Express” — Crawford Moran’s Dry Hopped, Raw hopped IPA rendition. Recently offered cask style at Westside. Very hoppy and rare opportunity. Atlanta, GA. (SEE PREVIOUS POSTS about Hop Bomb.)

Sweetwater “Wet Dream Special” — Special Version of the latest in the Dank Tank – Wet Dream, a Double Red. More info to follow. Atlanta, GA.

Terrapin “Big Hoppy Monster” — DIPA, 8.7% . Whiskey Oak Aged!! Warrior, Centennial, Cascade, Ahtanum, dry hopped w/ Simcoe. Lots of malts in this too — including 2 Row Pale, and Munich. Athens, GA.

Great Divide “Fresh Hop” — Pale Ale, 6.1% ABV. Wet Hopped Pale. Hop content isn’t documented, but grapefruit is present. Denver, CO.

Red Brick “Zingo Pop” — DIPA, ? ABV. Brewmaster Dave McClure’s experimental brew, on Sabco homebrew equipment. Zingo Pop is a name Dave uses when he’s not sure what to call it. Atlanta, GA.

Moon River “Swamp Fox Rosemary IPA” — IPA, 7% ABV. Centennial, Chinook hops. Dry hopped with Rosemary. Moon River will be at Decatur Beer Fest. Savannah, GA.

Bear Republic “Racer 5” — IPA, 7% ABV. Columbus & Cascade Hops. Multi Medal Winner @ various fests. Cloverdale, CA

Hebrew “Lenny RIPA” — DIPA, 10% ABV. Barrel aged version of Hebrew’s DIPA. Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe, Crystal, Chinook, Amarillo, Centennial, and dry hopped with Amarillo & Crystal. “Obscene amount of hops” San Francisco, CA & NYC, NY

Coast Brewing “Hop Art” — IPA, 7.7% ABV. Nugget, Amarillo, Cascade hops. Caramel Malts. Bottled by hand. Unfiltered, Unpasteurized. Rare Georgia find! North Charleston, SC.

Stone “Cali — Belgique” — Belgian IPA, 6.9% ABV. Columbus, Centennial. Dry hopped w/ Chinook. IPA w/ Belgian influence. Thus the name draws from Dutch &French Belgian. IPA w/ Belgian Yeast strain. Limited release year round. Escondido, CA.

Het Anker “Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor” — Belgian IPA, 8% ABV. Hallertau, Saaz hops. Mechelen, Belgium

De Leyerth Urthel “Hop It” — Belgian IPA, 9.5% ABV. European Hops. Pilsner Malts. Hoppy, spicy, fruity. Ruiselede, Belgium.

Houblon Chouffe — Belgian IPA, 9% ABV. Tomahawk, Saaz, Dry hopped w/ Amarillo. Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Achouffe, Belgium

De Ranke “XX Bitter” — Belgian IPA, 6.2% ABV. Brettanomyces yeast. Wevelgem, Belgium.

Great Divide “Belgica” — Belgian IPA, 7.2% ABV. American & European Hops. Belgian Pilsner malts. Denver, CO.

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