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. Today brings back Imperial Trop Haze, three words that make hopheads break a sweat.
The biggest Tropicalia fans ate this release up when it debuted last October. Between the name, and the hops (Citra, Centennial, and Galaxy), just the description was enough to sell it out.
Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze will be available in 16-ounce cans and draft when the brewery opens on July 26th.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Centennial, Galaxy
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery Only.
Latest Return: 7/26/19
Maui La Perouse White is back in cans for a limited time.
Named after La Perouse Bay in Hawaii, a hotbed for watersports on Maui. Kim Brisson-Lutz, Lead Brewer for Maui Brewing Co. created the recipe as a homebrew recipe in 2010.
Opaque pale straw in color, the Belgian-inspired ale is brewed with coriander and local citrus, offering aromas of soft herbal spice and prominent citrus zest. The crisp citrus tart finish and lively effervescence makes this beer great for any time.
Maui La Perouse White is available in 12-ounce cans and draft for a limited time starting July 11th.
Style: Witbier (w/ Coriander. Citrus fruit.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 7/11/19
5.2% ABV, 12 IBUs
Creature Comforts Cucumber and Lime Tritonia is back in cans ahead of the official start of summer.
In 2017, Cucumber and Lime Tritonia cans were finally released complimenting the popular draft offering. The base tart gose is brewed with coriander and sea salt, plus a blend of fresh lime and cucumber.
Thanks to the brewery’s added capacity at their second facility in their hometown of Athens, Georgia, the Tritonia series is a little less scarce and a lot more delicious.
Cucumber has a subtle flavor, making this vegetable a little complicated to pop in beer. Creature Comforts has taken the time to dial in the cucumber flavor in order, striking a beautiful balance with the tartness of the lime and base gose, and summery, garden-freshness of the cukes.
Creature Comforts Cucumber and Lime Tritonia is one of a few “Tritonia” variants available during the year.12-ounce cans and draft will be available for a limited time starting June 18th.
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Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top is back in action as summer kicks up, slamming big flavors together in one canned package.
Key limes may be one of the most popular additions in craft beer these days. Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top has them in the base gose, plus Nicaraguan rum barrels. Brewery founder Brad Schell told Beer Street Journal of his excitement to find such great rum barrels.
“They smell like being drunk on a beach or being a pirate.”- Brad Schell
The base beer is a gose brewed with sea salt and key limes, then aged in the rum barrels for over three months.
The result? A bold beer. There are a few key lime flavored beers running around out there these days. While some just taste a little citrusy, Bright Ass Tank Top doesn’t let you forget what it is. A rum filled gose that is full of key lime juice. You can’t miss a bright as shit tank top walking by you. You won’t forget this beer either.
Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top is available once again in 16-ounce cans and draft by the end of June (in time for July 4th).
Distribution: NC, SC, GA
Latest Return: Late June 2019
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Port City Helles Lager has been a draft-only offering in the past – part of the Alexandria, Virginia’s Lager Series.
Despite all you read about “hype” and “gimmicky” beers, well-made lagers are growing in demand amongst craft beer drinkers. Port City obviously knows this and has added their Helles Lager of their “Occasional” lineup, available on draft and in 12-ounce bottles for a brief amount of time.
Helles means “bright” in German.
Our Helles pours a brilliant blond color, showcasing a clean Pilsner and Munich malt sweetness and supported by a subtle Hersbrucker hop character. We are happy to raise a glass of our Helles, and Prost to the everyday drinking beer of Bavaria!
Port City Helles Lager is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft for a limited time starting Friday, June 21st.
Style: Helles Lager
Malts: Pilsner, Munich
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Bell’s Sparkleberry Ale returns to 16-ounce cans for summer 2019.
This fruit-forward release first debuted in 2013 in honor of the Kalamazoo, Michigan Pride Festival. Bell’s Brewery was a presenting sponsor. Since then, the beer has been made more widely available on draft, plus a few 750-milliliter bottles at Bell’s General Store.
This summer, Bell’s Sparkleberry Ale returns in 16-ounce cans. The brewery continues to maintain their partnership with Kalamazoo Pride, a fundraiser for OutFront Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo Gay-Lesbian Resource Center, OutFront Kalamazoo, continues to serve the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community of greater Kalamazoo, its friends, and allies.
“Our celebration of diversity is no secret, but this can says it front and center. No matter who you are or who you love, all are welcome at Bell’s.”- Laura Bell, Bell’s Brewery
Bell’s Sparkleberry Ale is now available in 16-ounce cans and draft seasonally.
Debut: June 2013 (Draft)
Can Debut: June 2018
Latest Return: June 2019
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Three Taverns Tropical Luxure joins the brewery’s Sour Asylum Series on June 8th.
This new release combines flavors of pineapple, passionfruit, and mango, with the creamy inspiration of another Sour Asylum Series – Cream Weaver. Together, they make a beer that the brewery says is the “perfect companion to help you battle that scorching Atlanta summer heat”.
Three Taverns Tropical Luxure is a brewery only release in 12-ounce cans and draft.