Monday Night Darker Subject Matter, a bourbon-barrel-aged edition of the brewery’s Dark Subject Matter, debuts today.
Back in March of this year, in a sea of pastry stout releases all over the United States in the dead of winter, the Atlanta based brewery bucked the national trend a bit. A big, rich, completely adjunct-free imperial stout known as Dark Subject Matter emerged. It was absolutely perfect winter beer – chocolatey, fudgy, thick as hell and silky smooth.
Debuting today (and less perfect for the summer heat) is the barrel-aged version of this imperial stout – Darker Subject Matter. This 13.5% alcohol by volume imperial stout with a murdery vibe is every damn bit that big beer we fell in love with in the winter, now with an oaky, vanilla bourbon overtone. The side of the can says HEAVIER THICKER OAK. Monday Night means it.
Go ahead and slam this beast by the pool or at the beach and definitely on an empty stomach after running a few miles. It’s always good to remind yourself that your bad decisions aren’t always behind you.
Either way, Monday Night Darker Subject Matter is a real treat, hot weather or no hot weather. Available at the brewery starting at 4 pm today in 16-ounce cans and draft.
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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.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
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.
Atlanta gets hot, and popsicle maker King of Pops is always there with frosty, cold, unique flavors. Incidentally, New Realm Brewing does the same thing – with cold beer. Fusing the innovative flavors of the two just makes sense now summer is here.
King of Pops and New Realm sat in the brewery’s barrel-room tasting their way through popsicles and pairing it with beer. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon. According to Carey Falcone, co-founder of New Realm, found the Blackberry Ginger Lemon pop paired beautifully with their Belgian-style ale.
“The clear favorite was their Blackberry Ginger Lemon pop with our Belgian style beer, so we put together a recipe that would allow for the popsicle base to blend excellently with beer. What our brewers came up with is a cool beer with a refreshing fruity character.” – Carey Falcone
The result is BGL Belgian Ale, a fusion of ginger, blackberry and lemon pop flavors with the esters of a Belgian-style blonde ale. This first of this series debuts today, June 25th, in 12-ounce cans and draft, available in limited quantities in Georgia.
Style: Belgian Blonde Ale (w/ Ginger. Lemon. Blackberry.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
7.5% ABV, 18 IBUs
Firestone Walker Cashmere XPA is exclusively a part of the brewery’s ‘Beer Before Glory” Mixed Pack this summer.
Cashmere XPA is a pale ale, brewed with the Cashmere hops. Like so many popular hop varieties, Cashmere has a very unique tropical citrus flavor.
“I think it’s cool that this is a cultivar from the public breeding program, meaning that any hop farmer can grow it,” Brynildson said. “But more importantly, it’s a true new age hop with these beautiful soft fruit qualities that are really distinct.” – Matt Brynildson, Brewmaster
Cashmere XPA is joined by newly formulated Easy Jack, Union Jack, and Firestone Lager in this seasonal 12-pack. Available throughout summer 2019.
Availability: 12oz Cans. Mixed Pack Exclusive
Debut: June 2019.
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Wild Leap Coco Flamingo, a collaboration with Birmingham, Alabama’s Trim Tab Brewing, debuts in late June.
This is the first time these two breweries have collaborated. The base beer is a hazy double India Pale Ale, brewed with toasted coconut, tangerine, and lime.
Wild Leap Coco Flamingo will be available in Georgia by the end of June, Alabama, and Tennessee by the first week of July.