Posted in Coming Soon, Dry County Brewing Company

Dry County Oktoberfest is coming in August

Dry County Oktoberfest

Dry County Oktoberfest will debut in August.

This all-German malt, hops and yeast lager is set to debut as summer winds down. The Kennesaw, Georgia based brewery has been developing this recipe for over a year.

12-ounce cans and draft of Dry County Oktoberfest will be available sometime in August. The exact release date has not been set.

Style: Oktoberfest
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: August 2019

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Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

Hop Hut release: Monday Night Desk Jockey Double IPA

Monday Night Desk Jockey Double IPA

Monday Night Desk Jockey Double IPA will be available at the the West Side Atlanta location on Friday, July 12th.

The brewery describes this release as “Citrus and pine notes on the nose. Resinous and a touch dank, and finishing with a touch of hop bitterness.”

MONDAY NIGHT BREWING TO BUILD IN BIRMINGHAM

Desk Jockey will be available at starting at 4pm at Monday Night Brewing’s original Trabert Avenue location only,  in 16-ounce cans and draft.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 7/12/19

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Posted in Maui Brewing Company, Seasonal Return

Maui La Perouse White return for your summer vacation

Maui La Perouse White

Maui La Perouse White is back in cans for a limited time.

Named after La Perouse Bay in Hawaii, a hotbed for watersports on Maui. Kim Brisson-Lutz, Lead Brewer for Maui Brewing Co. created the recipe as a homebrew recipe in 2010.

Opaque pale straw in color, the Belgian-inspired ale is brewed with coriander and local citrus, offering aromas of soft herbal spice and prominent citrus zest. The crisp citrus tart finish and lively effervescence makes this beer great for any time.

Maui La Perouse White is available in 12-ounce cans and draft for a limited time starting July 11th.

Style: Witbier (w/ Coriander. Citrus fruit.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 7/11/19

5.2% ABV, 12 IBUs

Posted in Anheuser-Busch, Don't Miss This

AB InBev acquires another beer subscription service

BeerBods Acquistion

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s newest purchase has occured in the United Kingdom. The mega company has acquired BeerBods, a beer subscription service.

Founded in 2012, the subscription service sends out 12 beers every 12 weeks, as well as holds live beer tastings.

It is important to note ZX Ventures, the investment arm of AB InBev is tied to the purchase, acquired Beer Hawk, another online beer service. Beer Hawk has now purchased BeerBods in full. The Zx Ventures purchase rabbit hole also includes Norther Brewer (homebrew supplies),  RateBeer.com, PicoBrew (appliance based homebrewing), and the beer website October.

Beer Hawk was founded by Mark and Chris, also in 2012. With headquarters in Wetherby, they themselves were acquired by ZX Ventures, the innovation arm of AB InBev, in 2016. Their mission is to inspire everyone to discover their next favourite beer. Mark, Chris and the Beer Hawk team share our passion for craft beer. They also share our vision for the kind of business we want to build. We reckon it’s the perfect fit. – via BeerBods Blog

Additionally, the ZX owns or has investments 4 Pines Brewing, Birra Del Borgo, Tripel Karmeliet, Cucapa Brewing Co., and new Patagonia Cerveza.

According to BeerBods Twitter feed, the company still has free reign on what goes into the subscription boxes.

I’ll be sticking around and I’m delighted to say that the rest of the team will be too. We’ll still be the ones picking the beers. We’ll still be the ones telling the stories behind them. – Matt, BeerBods Founder

ZX Ventures also recently acquired instagram influencer “The Fat Jewish’s” wine brand Babe Wine, famous for White Girl Rosé.

Image via BeerBods

Posted in Arches Brewing, New Releases

Summer Seasonal: Arches Brewing Bohemian Riot Pilsner

Arches Brewing Bohemian Riot

Arches Brewing Bohemian Riot debuted at the brewery over the weekend, with expanded distribution coming in August.

“Riot” is a pilsner, brewed in collaboration with North Carolina’s Riverbend Malt House. The Georgia based lager-forward brewery used traditional Czech Saaz hops to create this “crisp summertime drinker”.

Until August, Arches Bohemian Riot will only be available at the brewery.

Style: Pilsner
Hops: Saaz
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.

Debut: 7/5/19

5.3% ABV

Posted in Headlines, New Releases, Pabst Blue Ribbon

Pabst Blue Ribbon Hard Coffee is coming this month

Pabst Blue Ribbon Hard Coffee

Pabst Brewing Company is stepping beyond their famed Blue Ribbon beer this year. There is currently a boozier version of PBR making it’s way to markets as you read this, a PBR Whiskey hitting shelves soon (aged just seconds in wood), and now – PBR Hard Coffee.

Pabst Blue Ribbon Hard Coffee is a first for the company. The brewery uses Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, milk and a touch of vanilla. The finished drink is 5% alcohol by volume.

“Pabst Blue Ribbon has always been a brand that pushes boundaries and celebrates those who experiment and try new things. Hard Coffee is an opportunity for us to pioneer a delicious and fun new drink, and give America something unique. We hope everyone loves it as much as we do.” – John Newhouse, PBR Brand Manager

Pabst Blue Ribbon Hard Coffee will be available in limited select markets starting July 1st.

Developing…

Posted in Brewery Expansions, Don't Miss This, Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night Brewing to open Birmingham brewpub

Monday Night Birmingham Location

Atlanta based Monday Night Brewing has revealed plans to open a 3rd location, this time in Birmingham, Alabama.

The brewery will take up 10,000 square feet in Third & Urban’s Denham Building, a mixed-use project in Birmingham’s Parkside District. The build will have 30 taps, with beers from the “Hop Hut Series” from their Midtown location, and wild and sour ales from The Garage, Monday Night’s wild facility in Atlanta’s West End.

The brewpub will have a brewhouse, which hasn’t been finalized according to co-founder Jonathan Baker. “We’re still pricing it out,” he tells Beer Street Journal.

“We feel strongly about having a presence in Alabama. This was the first state Monday Night Brewing expanded to outside of Georgia, and our beer has been really well received, There’s so much energy in Birmingham right now. We jumped at the chance to partner with another innovative company in Third & Urban to expand to an awesome Southeastern city near and dear to our hearts.” – Jeff Heck, CEO

The new location is within walking distance to  Railroad Park, Regions Field, and a variety of bars and nightlife.

Expect Monday Night beers, wine, cocktails and “simple, sharable food” built for beer pairings.

The build is expected to be completed by the end of Q1, 2020.