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PROJECT X SERIES: Mother Earth Cognitive Aerobics

Mother Earth Cognitive Aerobics

The halfway point of Mother Earth Brew Co.’s art-inspired “Project X” Series has arrived, in the form of Cognitive Aerobics. (That’s a beer.) 

The can artwork, with a strong colorful 80’s vibe, was created by San Diego-based abstract artist, Michael Carini. His primary medium is acrylic, referring to his process as “Acrylic Alchemy.” Carini really goes into depth on what the name “Cognitive Aerobics” means, worth reading on Mother Earth’s website. 

The beer is a hazy IPA, with a 50/50 mix of New Zealand and Pacific Northwest Hops The brewing process apparently captured the fruiter/juicer qualities of the hop blend, compliments by some old-school hoppy citrus flavors. From the description, your palate will definitely get a work out, tasting both old school and new school hops in each sip. 

Mother Earth Brew Co. Cognitive Aerobics Hazy IPA is available for a limited time in 16-ounce cans and draft. 

Style: Hazy IPA
Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Moteuka, Citra, Amarillo
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release. 

7.2% ABV

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Wild Leap Alpha Abstraction #17, with “Citiva” hops debuts

Wild Leap Alpha Abstraction 17

Wild Leap Alpha Abstraction #17 is now available, as the Alpha line continues on.

This edition marks the beginning of a new collaboration with Brewers Supply Group’s (BSG) hop program. A new hop blend called Citiva, was used for #17.  According to Norther Brewer, this hop is “designed to have consistent results (flavor profile) year after year, regardless of the characteristics of hops in the blend.”

“This edition of Alpha Abstraction has incredibly smooth, floral notes of peach and mango. We are also using experimental hops from this program in other beers, such as our Side Bae series.” – Chief Brewing Officer Chris Elliot

Wild Leap Alpha Abstraction #17 is available for a limited time in 12-ounce cans and draft across the southeast.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citiva

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Late June 2021

8% ABV

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Mother Earth Brew Co. Rail Jam Hazy IPA up next in Project X

Mother Earth Rail Jam Hazy IPA

Mother Earth Rail Jam Hazy IPA is the latest entry in the brewery’s Project-X Series. Each release in the series is inspired by both brewer, and artist.

The artist is Matthew Perdoni, a visual artist based in North County San Diego. His passion for the arts started less with the comic book stories of Batman and Wolverine, but more with the illustrations themselves. Now his paintings and public artworks are well-known in San Diego.

Fans of artists and their stories, don’t skip on Perdoni’s interview with Mother Earth. 

Off the Rails Hazy IPA is a collaboration with Mother Earth’s Director of Brewing Operations, Christopher Baker, and the Vista Location Head Brewer, Bret Stitzman. A lot of the brewery’s hazy IPAs have been lactose-heavy juiciness. Apparently, in this release, the brewery dialed flavor profile back a bit, bringing a bit of balance to the beer, which – might actually seem like going off the rails in this day and age.

Rails features some heavy hop hitters- Cashmere, Lemon Drop, Galaxy, and Citra Hops.

The net-net is that Rail Jam drinks exceptionally smooth, with almost no pronounced bitterness to speak of with bright lemon-lime citrus qualities in addition to melon, peach, and tangerine.

Mother Earth Rail Jam Hazy IPA is available in 16-ounce cans for a limited time where the brewery’s limited releases are sold.

Style: Hazy IPA
Hops: Cashmere, Lemon Drop, Galaxy, Citra

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: Late April 2021

?? ABV

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Mother Earth Coconut Cake Imperial Stout joins 4Seasons Series

Mother Earth Coconut Cake Imperial Stout

Forget lighter beers as spring rolls around. Mother Earth Coconut Cake Imperial Stout is bucking the trend. In this case, warmer weather means barrel-aged.

Mother Earth’s 4Seasons Series arrives quarterly release that represents some of the best and unique creations in their brewing lineup. This imperial stout is brewed with toasted coconut, chocolate, vanilla, and lactose, and as a final flourish – aged in bourbon barrels.

“… What you’re getting here is a very complex ale with oak, caramelized sugar, and coconut dominating the palate, with a silky mouthfeel and dessert-like finish…” – Chris Baker, Director of Brewing Operations

Mother Earth Coconut Cake Imperial Stout is available for a limited time in 16-ounce cans.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coconut. Chocolate. Vanilla. Lactose. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: Late March 2021

11.8% ABV

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Monday Night Benevolent Overlord joins Black Tie Series

Monday Night Benevolent Overlord

Monday Night Benevolent Overlord joins the Atlanta-based brewery’s Black Tie Series today.

This more “formal” series from Monday Night is home to heavy-hitting beers like Fistful of Cake Imperial Stout variants, Barrel-Aged Drafty Kilt, and Space Lettuce Imperial IPA.

Benevolent Overlord is a double mash imperial stout, brewed with hazelnuts and coffee.

Loaded with coffee and hazelnuts, complemented by flavors of milk chocolate and vanilla. At 12.2% ABV, this boozy beer will impress the most discerning rulers.

Monday Night Benevolent Overlord is available in 16-ounce cans in both of the brewery’s taprooms starting January 22nd.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Hazelnuts.)
Availability: 16oz Cans.
Debut: 1/22/21

12.2% ABV

 

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Bell’s Mango Oberon is being distributed for the first time

Bell's Mango Oberon

Bell’s Oberon is easily one of the most popular seasonal beers in America. (Unless you live in a handful of areas where it’s year-round). Every so often, and in very limited quantities, variants of Oberon have surfaced, such as Pineapple Jalapeno, Guava Raspberry, and Cucumber Basil. This month, another variant – Mango Oberon, has been selected for wider distribution.

Those living close to Bell’s General Store in downtown Kalamazoo have might have seen this beer in the past. According to Larry Bell, brewery president, and founder, says brewery fans have been asking for Oberon special releases to see more distribution.

12-ounce bottles of Bell’s Mango Oberon start shipping in limited quantities across the United States the week after July 4th.

Style: Fruited Wheat Beer (w/ Mango)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Debut: July 2020

5.8% ABV