Atlanta, Georgia’s Round Trip Brewing is releasing First Orbit, the brewery’s 1st Anniversary release.
The beer is a fusion of ingredients and techniques of a German-style Doppelbock and Belgian-style Quadruple. Took part of the mash and boiled it with dark candy sugar (called decoction mash) and returned it back to the main mash.
The beer was then fermented at cold temperatures and lagered for six weeks using Round Trip’s house lager yeast and Magnum and Tettnang hops.
After lagering for six weeks, the out-of-this-world fusion is a bold, malt-forward interstellar beer that is one giant leap for mankind.
The brewery celebrates its first anniversary on Saturday, March 12th. (Click for event details)
Round Trip First Orbit will be available in 12-ounce cans in 2-packs, in a unique stacked box.
Style: Strong Ale
Hops: Magnum, Tettnang
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
New Realm Tropic Dream, a fruited wheat ale, joins the brewery’s lineup year-round in March 2022.
Tropic Dream is a “POG” beer – aka Passionfruit Orange Guava. If POG brings up flashbacks of the milk cap game from the 90’s there’s a reason. The POG drink dates back to creator and product consultant Mary Soon, who worked for Haleakala Dairy in Hawaii in 1971. The caps to the milk bottles spawned the 1990’s milk cap game. Interestingly, the original POG drink was never sold with cardboard caps, but the dairy gave the caps with the POG logo as promotional items in the 70’s. A teacher in the 1990’s was using the milk caps as a counting aid in the classroom, brought up this milk cap game she used to play, and well- it all really caught on. The 90’s kid fights over collectible POGs began.
As for this “POG,” New Realm’s Mitch Steele and brewing team brewed up something tropical, using fresh blood orange, passionfruit and guava juices. The final recipe was decided after eight different fruited wheat batches. POG goes together for a reason, apparently.
Tropic Dream has a prominent tropical fruit character, with a slight tartness and smooth finish. It’s light, refreshing, and a beer that we are really proud of.” – Mitch Steele
New Realm Tropic Dream is available at all brewery locations now, with 12-ounce cans launching the first week of March.
Tucker Brewing Lowlands Schwarzbier is coming to the Georgia brewery’s lineup in October.
Schwarzbier – a black lager, is a German-born beer style that dates back as early as the 14th century. Tucker Brewing’s take on the style will be available in 12-ounce cans and draft in October 2021.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: October 2021
5.8% ABV, 28 IBUs
When Dogfish Head and Boston Beer merged, it was big news. After the dust settled, we were left wondering what’s next. Will it just be Sam Adams and Dogfish Head, independently but together? The sales team for Dogfish Head grew by more than 400%, and there was talk of seeing the Boston Beer logo on Dogfish Head, and vice versa. All that is just boilerplate business stuff.
Then this surfaced – Dogfish Head Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout.
The combination of those two things might make you a little dizzy. Besides 120 Minute IPA, World Wide Stout is one of Dogfish Head’s strongest beers.
Sam Adams Utopias is a blended strong ale born and blended from a plethora of barrels, hovers around 27% alcohol by volume, and runs around $200 dollars a bottle.
Dogfish Head rested World Wide Stout for 7 months in freshly emptied Utopias barrels. Combining these two beers creates something boozy, rare, and special. If you missed the first release in March of 2020, the brewery has bottled another round.
Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout, a jet-black, rich and roasty beer with balanced notes of espresso, cocoa, sherry and vanilla.
Like we said last year, it’s one hell of a way to intercompany collaborate.
Dogfish Head Utopias Barrel-Aged Utopias World Wide Stout will be available again soon, an actual release date hasn’t been announced yet.
Creature Comforts Celestial Mind releases on Friday, September 10th.
Mosaic, Citra, and Simcoe highlight this limited release India pale ale. The brewery’s “artist in residence” Noraa James designed the artwork.
The hop lineup gives this brew a fruity and dank flavor and aroma with berry, citrus, and melon notes.
Creature Comforts Celestial Mind will be available in 16-ounce cans at the brewery when it opens on September 10th.
Hops: Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe
Availability: 16oz Cans. Limited Release.
Orpheus Brewing Stouts All the Way Down Vol 16 debuts on September 3rd, a part of the brewery’s “Year 7” Anniversary.
This is the 16th iteration of the brewery’s ongoing Stouts All the Way Down Series started an imperial stout aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels. Which as odd as it sounds now, was very unique upon release (around the brewery’s 5th anniversary. Why? No vanilla, lactose, cereal, or other food. Just a barrel-aged imperial stout -something we basically forgot about.
The series name draws from the mythological idea of a world turtle that supports a flat earth on its back. That turtle rests on a larger turtle, and that turtle on a… you get the idea. The stack of turtles continues indefinitely. It’s a popular example of the regress argument in epistemology. If you want to deep dive into a logical wormhole, read up on the term “infinite regress.”
This particular [Turtle] in the series is an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with honey roasted peanuts and strawberries.
Stouts All the Way Down Volume 16 will Bev available in 12.7oz bottles at the brewery starting September 3rd.
MORE: Orpheus Year 7 Releases
Bell’s Brewery’s widely popular seasonal Oberon will have extra life as the weather cools down. The Michigan based brewery has been barrel-aging the wheat ale to create something much stronger than the summer sipper/ Meet Bell’s Uberon.
The brewery describes Uberon as their “classic wheat ale with a shot of bourbon dropped into it.” Something you can store away for a winter night when you’re missing the warmer days of Oberon and summer.
Bell’s Uberon is a whopping 11.3% alcohol by volume, which is nearly double Oberon’s 5.8% ABV. Shipping in 12-ounce bottles to distributors by the end of August.
Debut: Late August 2021