Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Monday Night Silkscreen IPA ships this week

Monday Night Silkscreen IPA

Monday Night Silkscreen IPA is the latest seasonal release by the Atlanta-based brewery.

Silkscreen is features some pretty citrusy and floral hops – El Dorado, Amarillo, Lemondrop, Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, with what is sure to be smooth finish thanks to an addition of rolled oats.

Silkscreen packs in plenty of citrus and floral notes….Pair this one with late summers at the lake, grilling out with friends or leftovers after a hard day’s work.

Monday Night Silkscreen IPA is available in 12-ounce cans and draft as a seasonal release.

Style: IPA
Hops: El Dorado, Amarillo, Lemondrop, Mandarina Bavaria, Citra
Malts: 2-Row, Spelt, Rolled Oats, Acidulated Malt.

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Mid August 2019

5.2% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Short's Brewing

Short’s Brewing is creating beer inspired marijuana edibles

Short’s Brewing Company has partnered with Green Peak Innovations (GPI) to produce a line of cannabis edibles and infused beverages.

The announcement was made today at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference. GPI will be creating marijuana infused products that mimic Short’s beers, including gummies that taste like Soft Parade, and vape pens that taste like Huma Lupa Licious.

Additionally, the two companies plan on developing a line of marijuana infused sparkling waters, cold brew coffees, teas, and “mocktails”.

THC and cannabis products have been part of our innovation development discussions for years. Short’s Brewing Company.  We’re S”toked” to be working with the team at Green Peak so we can bring some of our next level products and concepts to the market. – Joe Short, Short’s Brewing President

Current state laws prohibit adding THC to alcoholic beverages. When and if the laws change, Short’s plans on expanding into marijuana and CBD infused beers. Additionally, breweries are prohibited from selling THC products on premise.

The first release of the GPI/Shorts products are expected by the end of 2019.

Posted in Perennial Artisan Ales, The Rare Barrel

The Rare Barrel & Perennial Artisan create ‘West of the Mississippi’

The Rare Barrel West of the Mississippi

The Rare Barrel West of the Mississippi debuts at the brewery on August 22nd. 

This new oak-aged golden sour is a collaboration with St. Louis-based Perennial Artisan Ales. The team selected a blend of unique barrels, ranging from open-fermented saisons, to various dry-hopped Brettanomyces beers.

The blended base was then dosed with black lime (dried lime, that has lost most of it’s water content).

This yielded an incredibly unique brew with an almost earthy depth of flavor that complements the notes of passion fruit, papaya, and limeade.

The Rare Barrel West of the Mississippi will be available in the brewery’s tasting room in 750-milliliter bottles on August 22nd.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Black Limes. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Release.
Debut: 8/22/19

6.2% ABV

Image: The Rare Barrel

Posted in Coming Soon, Great Notion Brewing

Great Notion Seedless makes summer appearance Saturday

Great Notion Seedless

Great Notion Seedless, the brewery’s summery sour, will be available in cans on August 17th.

We like our Summers hot, our beers cold, and our watermelons Seedless.

Great Notion Seedless will be available in 16-ounce cans on Saturday. $20/4 pack.

Style: Kettle Sour Ale (w/ Watermelon.)
Availabilty: 16oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Latest Return: 8/17/19

?? ABV

Image: Great Notion

Posted in Coming Soon, Goose Island Brewing

Goose Island Bourbon County Reserve Rye, 100% Rittenhouse barrels

Goose Island Bourbon County Reserve Rye 2019

Goose Island Bourbon County Reserve Rye 2019 is among the variants releasing in the imperial stout series this year.

The base imperial stout was aged in Heaven Hill Distillery’s Rittenhouse Rye barrels.

The 2019 Reserve Rye was aged in 100% Rittenhouse Rye barrels, imparting fruit and spice flavors. Reserve Rye accentuates all that makes Rittenhouse and Bourbon County unique.

Goose Island Bourbon County Reserve Rye 2019 will be available in 16.9-ounce bottles in very limited quantities on Black Friday 2019.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel-Aged. Rye Bourbon.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles. Limited Release.
Debut: 11/29/19

?? ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Goose Island Brewing

Goose Island Bourbon County Vertical Collection features three vintages

Goose Island Bourbon County Vertical Collection

Goose Island Bourbon County Vertical Collection will be among the variants releasing on Black Friday this year – a first for the Bourbon County Brand Series.

Bourbon County Brand Stout is famously cellarable, changing notably for the better in most instances with age. This year, Goose Island is offering fans a chance to try three years of releases in one neat box.

The Bourbon Country Vertical Collection will have one 16.9 ounce bottle of 2017, 2018, and 2019 for side-by-side sampling, with some newbie notes on the back explaining the art of cellaring beer.

The Vertical Collection will debut on November 29th, 2019 – Black Friday.

No retail price was provided.

Posted in Don't Miss This

Four Loko teases a 14% hard seltzer. We are officially off the rails.

Four Loko Hard Seltzer

You’ve seen it in every gas station in America. You know it’s there. You might have been dared to drink it before. We’re talking about Four Loko – the company with a storied past.

The over the top flavored alcoholic beverages once contained caffeine, which ultimately got the product banned. The owners of Four Loko – Phusion Projects of Chicago, Illinois reintroduced Four Loko without caffeine agents in 2010.

Now the company’s flavor lineup of Sour Raz, Fruit Punch and Frost might be home to the most alcoholic hard seltzer out there, Four Loko Sour Seltzer (with a hit of Blue Razz).

Subtitled the “strongest seltzer in the universe” Four Loko could actually claim that title. Seltzer market leaders Truly and White Claw strengths hover around 5% alcohol by volume.

This week, Pabst Blue Ribbon unveiled a stronger 8% hard seltzer in four states. Four Loko would be the most over the top in hard seltzer market that is turning into a bit of a phenomenon.

Is Four Loko serious? It looks that way.

Emails to Phusion Projects were not returned.