Seasonal Return

Posted in Hi Wire Brewing, Seasonal Return

Mardi Gras Stout: Hi-Wire King Cake 10W-40 Imperial Stout

Hi-Wire King Cake 10W-40

Hi-Wire King Cake 10W-40, a Mardi Gras-themed imperial stout returns as February winds down. 

2022 seems to be flying by already. It’s Mardi Gras, Lent starts on Wednesday, and you can almost see summer from here. While Hi-Wire Brewing’s 10W-40 Imperial Stout evolves constantly throughout the year, a few favorites to make seasonal appearances – namely the King Cake 10W-40 Imperial Stout.

Stating the obvious, the imperial stout mimics the famous New Orleans King Cake – basically, a coffee cake blended with a cinnamon roll, covered in Mardi Gras colors. The stout is specifically brewed with lactose, vanilla beans, cinnamon, coffee, and chocolate. 

MORE: HI-WIRE 10W-40 IMPERIAL STOUT SERIES

Hi-Wire King Cake 10W-40 Imperial Stout is available for a limited time in 16-ounce cans and draft. 

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Chocolate. Vanilla Beans. Cinnamon. Lactose.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Seasonal Release. 

Latest Return: Late February 2022

8% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Watermelon Gose returns ahead of warmer weather

Terrapin Watermelon Gose cans

Terrapin Watermelon Gose, one of the brewery’s most popular seasonals, is back on shelves ahead of the coming spring.

Watermelon Gose is the brewery’s first packaged gose style, a tart beer traditionally brewed with sea salt and coriander. In a break from tradition, the brewery adds fresh watermelon. If you put salt on your watermelon slices, you’ll really love this one.

Terrapin Watermelon Gose is available across the brewery’s entire footprint again starting in late February 2022.

Style: Gose (w/ Coriander. Salt. Watermelon.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: Late February 2022

4.5% ABV 

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in NoDa Brewing, Seasonal Return

NoDa Brewing Hop Cakes is back in cans this weekend

NoDa Hop Cakes Imperial IPA

Noda Brewing Hop Cakes, the maple syrup heavy imperial India pale ale will resurface again this weekend.

Each batch of Hop Cakes is brewed with 110 pounds of maple syrup from Vermont. Cans of this sweet, hoppy dream were first released in February of 2015.

Pour yourself a stack of Imperial IPA goodness soaked in lots and lots of delicious Vermont maple syrup. Then put down your axe, loosen your suspenders and enjoy sweet, citrus, hops and resin flavors in this special release treat. Enjoy immediately (do not cellar). And feel free to come back for seconds!

Hop Cakes will be available in 16-ounce cans and draft at the brewery on January 27th, 2022.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Maple Syrup)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 1/27/22

10.2% ABV

Image via NoDa Brewing

Posted in Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Wake-n-Bake seasonal turns 17

Terrapin Wake-n-Bake can

Terrapin Wake-n-Bake, aka W-n-B, is making a seasonal return to the Athens, Georgia based brewery’s seasonal lineup. 

2021 marks the 17th release of Terrapin Wake-n-Bake, an oatmeal stout brewed with a special blend of coffee from Athens local Jittery Joes Coffee.

Black as night, this coffee stout is thick, rich and full of real coffee flavor. Brewed with a special blend of beans from all over the world developed and roasted specifically for Terrapin by our friends at Jittery Joe’s Coffee right here in Athens, GA.

In 2014, Terrapin invested in a canning line, and started transitioning their entire lineup from bottles to cans. W-n-B was one of the first seasonals to make the change back in 2016. If you like a bold stout with coffee and hints of creamy chocolate, this seasonal favorite does not disappoint. 

Terrapin Wake-n-Bake is available in 12 ounce cans and draft across the brewery’s distribution network in November 2021. 

Style: Imperial Oatmeal Stout (w/ Coffee)
Hops: Nugget

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Can Debut: November, 2016
Latest Return: November 2021.

9.4% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Cool weather favorite Creature Comforts Koko Buni returns

Creature Comforts Koko Buni can

Creature Comforts Koko Buni, the brewery’s coveted milk porter, returns to cans again in November 2021. 

One of the first seasonals by the Athens, Georgia based brewery, Creature Comforts Koko Buni is a milk porter, aged on toasted coconut and cocoa nibs  Condor Chocolates and coffee from nearby 1000 Faces. This late fall season has been overwhelmingly popular since its debut a few years ago. We’ve seen fistfights over Koko cans at retailers.

In 2018, production expanded after the brewery brought their new production facility online, so finally there was a little more “Buni” to go around.

“We decided not to be traditional with the beer and add some ingredients that play well with the already roasty and chocolatey flavors of darker beers.” -Co-Founder and Head Brewer David Stein.

Coffee lovers will find a home here. Koko Buni starts heavy on the 1000 Faces coffee, and turns chocolatey mid-sip, finishing with a wisp of coconut. The beer is wonderfully creamy and decadent, stopping short of being sweet or heavy. 

Creature Comforts Koko Buni is a seasonal draft and 12-ounce can offering, available at the brewery and across the brewery’s distribution footprint again in November 2021. 

Style: Milk Porter (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Coffee, Toasted Coconut, Lactose.)
Availability: Draft, 12oz Cans
Distribution: Athens & Atlanta, Georgia (Very Limited)
Latest Return: November 2021

6.8% ABV

Koko means coconut in Papiamento, a common language in parts of the Carribean, while Buni means coffee in Swahili, a common language in southeastern Africa.

Image: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Creature Comforts Table Beer returns ahead of Thanksgiving

Creature Comforts Table Beer

Creature Comforts Table Beer, formerly known as Epicurious, returns this month.

This release started with chefs, not brewers back in 2016. The Creature Comforts team sat down with Ryan Smith of Atlanta’s Staplehouse and Peter Dale, Executive Chef and Owner of Athens’ The National with the goal of creating a beer to pair with a wide variety of food.

Table Beer, a foodie’s beer, doesn’t fit any style guidelines according to the brewery. The beer is described as “earthy, floral, and soft citrus hop character that is balanced by complex yeast flavors and subtle bitterness on the finish.”

Rather than looking at industry trends for what to brew next, we brewed a beer that best complements drinking with food and friends.

The label artwork for this culinary-inspired can is thanks to the talent of Athens local Bryn Rouse, whose illustrations can be found on her Instagram feed.

Creature Comforts Table Beer returns in 12-ounce cans across the brewery’s entire footprint starting November 13th. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this beer benefits The Giving Kitchen.

Style: Belgian-Style Session Beer
Hops: Sterling, Saphir, Lemondrop. Dry Hop: Cascade and Comet.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited.

Debut: October 2016
Latest Return: November 2021

4.2% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Guinness, Seasonal Return