Posted in Creature Comforts, Don't Miss This

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Blackberries & Black Currants

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso Blackberries & Black Currants

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Blackberries & Black Currants will arrive soon as the brewery’s next seasonal release.

The new edition of Athena Paradiso joins a series of fruited Athenas, including Tart Cherry, Raspberry, and Cranberry, as well as Passionfruit & Guava.

A release date for Athena Paradiso with Blackberries & Black Currants is forthcoming.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Blackberries. Black Currants.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: TBA

?? ABV

Image: Creature Comforts

Posted in Headlines, Yuengling

Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter

Yuengling Hersheys Chocolate Porter Bottle

A year ago, two famous Pennsylvania companies – Yuengling and Hershey’s Chocolate announced a one of a kind beer collaboration – Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter. Much to the chagrin of fans of either, it was limited to draft-only, in a handful of locations.

Because 2020 needed good news, this month Yuengling unveiled bottles, destined for wide distribution.

The base beer is Yuengling’s nearly 200-year-old Porter recipe, plus “the world-famous taste of Hershey’s chocolate. Sadly, much like last year, our questions to the brewery have gone unanswered about the process, but this year – we tasted it.

Immediately upon opening a bottle of Hershey’s Porter, you’re hit with the undeniable smell of Hershey’s chocolate. If you’ve ever toured the factory, or in my case, grew up going to Hershey Park on band trips, you’ll never forget that sweet and unique smell.

The flavor is equally as real and rich as the smell. The roasty flavor of Yuengling’s porter (one of the two beers first introduced by the brewery in 1829) blends beautifully with Hershey’s flavor. The success of this beer in the undeniable burst of Hershey’s aroma and flavor. Chocolate beers in the beer industry are abundant, but this one truly leaves an impression. Straight up and down this is Yuengling meets Hershey’s Chocolate. For that reason, to us it’s a brewing achievement.

Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter is a limited release in 12-ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Porter (w/ Chocolate.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: Mid October 2019
Bottling: October 2020

4.7% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Don't Miss This, Pabst Blue Ribbon

PBR Cannabis Infused Seltzer debuts in California

PBR Cannabis Infused Seltzer

Pabst isn’t letting 2020 slow them down. Today the company unveiled Pabst Blue Ribbon Cannabis-Infused Seltzer. The new offering is labeled under newly formed company Pabst Labs.

Pabst Labs was recently founded by a group of cannabis beverage experts, as well as former Pabst employees. The company has full ownership of the product development, production, packaging, and marketing.

With cannabis laws being varied across all 50 states, California will be the only state seeing the release of the product – found in cannabis dispensaries.

PBR HARD COFFEE DEBUTS ON NATIONAL COFFEE DAY

Each 12-ounce can is lemon-flavored, with 4 grams of sugar, 25 calories, 5 milligrams of THC. The cannabis seltzer is non-alcoholic. It is currently Federally illegal to mix cannabis products and alcohol (in professional production). Lemon is the only flavor available at launch. Pabst Labs states other flavors are in development

“Pabst Blue Ribbon has an incredibly loyal and passionate customer base who are open to change and embracing new ideas. We’ve spent a long time creating a quality product for both new and experienced users, and believe the entry of an established brand can help kick-start the cannabis drinks category.” – Mark Faicol, Pabst Labs Brand Manager.

PBR Cannabis Infused Seltzer Seltzer available for customers in a select group of California dispensaries as well as direct to California consumers via shop.PabstLabs.com

Posted in Distribution Expansion, Hi Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire Brewing adds Indiana distribution

Hi Wire Brewing Indiana Distribution

Asheville, North Carolina based Hi-Wire Brewing adds Indiana distribution this month. The brewery has signed with Craftroads Beverage.

Hi-Wire’s co-founder Chris Frosaker is a mid-westerner, who always had Indiana in his distribution plans.

As a craft only wholesaler, the partnership with Craftroads follows Hi-Wire’s last several market launches with statewide, independent wholesalers who only focus on high-end craft beer. In fact, the collaboration was born from great relationships formed between Hi-Wire and distributors in nearby states, which led Craftroads Beverage to start the conversation about branching out into Indiana. – Chris Frosaker

Beer drinkers in the Hoosier State will see Hi-Wire’s full lineup of flagships, seasonals, and specialty releases throughout the year.

The first shipment will hit shelves mid-October.

Posted in Creature Comforts, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

For the hardcore Tropicalia fans: Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze returns

Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze Can

A new riff on one of Georgia’s most popular India pale ales returns today – Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze.

Tropicalia, Creature Comfort’s year-round IPA has truly made a name for itself in the southeast. Building on that popularity, the Athens, Georgia based brewery has released Tropicalisma, and Double Dry Hop Trop into the small-batch “Trop” inspired family. This week, Imperial Trop Haze, a beer that might just be the holy grail to Tropicalia lovers is back in action.

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The biggest Tropicalia fans ate this release up when it first debuted last two years ago. Between the name, and the hops (Citra, Centennial, and Galaxy), and the reputation, Imperial Trop Haze lingers very long.

Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze is available in 16-ounce cans and draft, presumably with the largest distribution to date.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Centennial, Galaxy
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery Only.
Debut: 10/12/18
Latest Return: 8/5/20

8% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Headlines, Pabst Blue Ribbon

PBR launches second hard coffee offering for National Coffee Day

PBR Hard Cold Brew

Pabst Blue Ribbon’s coffee innovations continue this year. Building on the success of Hard Coffee, today the company announced  PBR Hard Cold Brew.

2019’s Hard Coffee release found Pabst fans initially confused by the product launch, quickly turning to love by the boozy caffeinated way to start the day. Shortly after, recipes for Hard Coffee cupcakes and mudslides surfaced.

Here on National Coffee Day, Pabst is expanding the hard coffee line with a non-dairy option. This release pours pitch black, and best served cold. Just like 2020.

RELATED: PBR HARD COFFEE GOES NATIONAL IN 2020

Each can of Hard Cold Brew is 4.2% alcohol by volume, with just 30 milligrams of naturally occurring caffeine.

Now for the bad news. Only Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Illinois will be able to kick up their morning with Hard Cold Brew at launch.

Style: Hard Coffee (Cold Brew)
Availability: 12oz Cans. WI, OH, PA, IL

Debut: 9/29/20

4.2% ABV

Image via PBR

Posted in Coming Soon, Founders Brewing, Headlines

Founders KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge is coming in October

Founders KBS Mackinac Fudge

Founders KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge, a variant of the well-known Kentucky Breakfast Stout, debuts in October.

This is just the second variant the brewery has released of KBS after KBS Espresso debuted earlier this year. This edition is brewed with Mackinac Fudge Coffee and maple syrup, then aged in oak bourbon barrels.

“We’ve been enjoying beers brewed with the Mackinac Fudge coffee in our taproom for years, and now we’re finally bringing that treatment to KBS. It takes the chocolate flavor traditionally found in KBS to a whole new level.  Add in a hint of maple syrup and now you have an elegant, yet explosive new flavor experience.” – Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki.

Founders KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge will be available in the taproom on October 8th, shipping nationally shortly after, with the exception of Mississippi. The estimated retail price is $24 dollars/4 pack.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Maple Syrup. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited Release.

Debut: Early October 2020

11% ABV