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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

 

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Releases

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

Posted in Hi Wire Brewing, New Releases

Hi-Wire Brewing releases an online-only blueberry wild ale blend

Hi-Wire A Blend About Blueberries

Like many of the breweries right now, Asheville’s Hi-Wire Brewing has been relying on online sales and relaxed shipping restrictions to make ends meet. Instead of a taproom release of a rare wild ale, these weird times call for an online-only beer release.

Hi-Wire’s sour and wild program continues to impress us. So it’s worth noting there are a small handful of bottles available of this new blend that you don’t even have to get off your couch to buy and try.

A Blend About Blueberries Sour – Single Barrel Batch No. 27 is a blend of spontaneous and non-spontaneous sour blonde ales aged on blueberries. 750-milliliter bottles this blend can be purchased here. You’re stuck at home. Treat yourself.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Blueberries)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Online Release.
Debut: Late April 2020

6.8% ABV

Image: Hi-Wire Brewing

Posted in New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone debuts Soaring Dragon Imperial IPA with white peony tea

Stone Soaring Dragon Imperial IPA

When a brewer visits the Tianshan Tea City in Shanghai, it’s pretty much a given a beer will come out of it. Stone Soaring Dragon Imperial IPA joins the brewery’s lineup this month.

White peony tea is a first in Stone’s beers, who has used green tea a few times in the past (see: Baird/Ishii/Stone Green Tea IPA.) According to the brewery, the team was really “blown away” after trying the white peony tea. The floral qualities of the tea really had the potential to play well with some new hop varieties. In this case, Citra and Loral.

Per Stone, the flavor profile: Raspberry, cinnamon stick, and clover honey with hints of coconut and papaya, spearmint, sage, clean white tea, and grapefruit pith.

Stone Soaring Dragon is available in 12-ounce cans and 22-ounce bottles.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ White Peony Tea)
Availability: 12oz Cans, 22oz Bottles.
Debut: April 2020

8% ABV, 38 IBUs

Image: Stone Brewing

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager debuts nationally

Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager

Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager has started shipping nationally as April winds down.

From a brewery best known for their love of India pale ales comes a Mexican-style lager brewed with fresh lime and sea salt. Stone Brewing was founded in 1996 just 17 miles from Baja California. The south of the border inspirations are evident in Stone’s love of hot peppers in brewing, as well as Xocoveza Mexican hot chocolate imperial stout.

Brewer Ben Sheehan created this beer at Stone’s World Bistro & Gardens Liberty Station. Look for Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager in 12 and 19.2-ounce cans, 12 and 22-ounce bottles as well as draft.

Style: Lager (w/ Sea Salt. Lime.)
Hops: Liberty
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: April 2020

4.7% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Wild Heaven Craft Beers

Wild Heaven releases perfectly named ‘Don’t Stand So Close to Me’ lager

Wild Heaven Don't Stand So Close to Me

Atlanta’s Wild Heaven Craft Beer has an appropriately named beer release this weekend – Don’t Stand So Close To Me.

Perfect for social distancing, Don’t Stand So Close to Me is a Vienna Lager, brewed with Saaz and Hallertau hops.

Georgia now has a shelter in place order, but both brewery locations will be open for beer-to-go, and food at their West End location. Free to every person WITHOUT purchase is a bottle of brewery made hand sanitizer.

Wild Heaven Don’t Stand So Close to Me is available in 16-ounce cans for your quarantine drinking pleasure.

Style: Vienna Lager
Hops: Saaz, Hallertau

Availability: 16oz Cans.
Debut: 4/3/20

?? ABV