Seasonal Return

Posted in Saint Arnold Brewing, Seasonal Return

It’s summer in Texas when Saint Arnold Summer Pils returns

Saint Arnold Summer Pils

Saint Arnold Summer Pils has returned ahead of hot summer Texas days.

This true Bohemian-style pilsner has been brewed since 1997. The brewery imports Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops to an authentic hop flavor, which balances out the touch of sweet malt flavor in the finish.

Saint Arnold Summer Pils is available from April to August in 12-ounce cans and draft.

Style: Pilsner
Hops: Hallertau, Saaz
Availability: 12 oz bottles, Draft
Latest Return: April 2019

4.9% ABV 

Image: Saint Arnold

Posted in Seasonal Return, Ska Brewing

Ska Mexican Logger seasonal release marks 20 years

Ska Mexican Logger

It may not look like spring in Durango, Colorado, but the return of Ska Mexican Logger means it’s close.

While Mexican lagers have increased in popularity in recent years, Ska Brewing has been releasing this beer since 1999. That’s longer than half the craft breweries in the United States have been around. The brewery touts this as Colorado’s first craft lager in a can when it hit aluminum in 2011.

The 5% alcohol by volume lager is brewed with a lager yeast strain from Mexico City – the same strain that also ferments Ska’s Rue B. Soho Grapefruit.

Crisp, clean, and refreshing — made for hot afternoons with a side of lime.

Ska Mexican Logger is available in 12-ounce cans and draft from March 20th through Summer 2019.

Style: Vienna Lager
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft Seasonal Release.
Distribution: Colorado, Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Utah.

5% ABV

Posted in Catawba Brewing, Seasonal Return

“PB & J in a glass” Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time returns in a week

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time is like drinking a piece of your childhood. If you haven’t tried this beer, mark your calendars for March 1st.

Brewed with raspberries and aged on peanuts, this beer should take you back to a simpler time. Before bills, acne breakouts, and hangovers. (That last one depends on how much of this nostalgia you take part in…)

Does it taste like a sandwich? Pretty much. Brewing with peanut butter and the sugar blob that is jelly isn’t the greatest of ideas. The base beer is a roasty brown ale, aged for weeks on fresh raspberries and peanuts. What makes this beer even more fun to drink, is the arc of flavor you get as it warms. Colder, this beer tastes like peanut butter. Warmer, more sticky jelly notes appear. Because Peanut Butter Jelly Time is a brown ale instead of a stout, it really is a smooth, childhood reminiscent, comfort beer.

When your mom packed a PB&J sandwich in your school lunchbox, the flavors all melded into pure comfort food by noon. Well, we recreated this childhood goodness in a beer! This light brown ale is brewed from five different grains and then aged for weeks on raspberries and roasted peanuts. Take a sip, let flavors mingle on your palate, and enjoy our PB&J in a glass. 

New for 2019, the brewery is canning a Strawberry Rhubarb variant available in the taproom, as well as new, draft only, Black Currant edition.

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time! is available in 16-ounce cans in the tap room starting March 1st, hitting distribution shortly after.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Raspberries, Peanuts)
Hops: Magnum, Fuggle
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 3/1/19

5.75% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Birdsong Brewing Co., Seasonal Return

Peppers & Bourbon: Birdsong Turtles on Pterodactyls returns on Valentine’s

Birdsong Turtles on Pterodactyls

Birdsong Turtles on Pterodactyls,  a small batch release series returns to spotlight on Valentine’s Day.

Truly a beer name you won’t forget, with a flavor you won’t forget, Turtles on Pterodactyls is first and foremost in imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels. When the beer was first released 4 years ago, that’s exactly what it was. Now there’s more turtle and more Pterodactyl. Birdsong has added cinnamon, coffee from Central Coffee Company, cocoa nibs, and serrano peppers into the recipe.

One day, friendly Dino turtles were caught in a volcanic corruption – the dangers time to be slow and steady. Fortunately, the vigilant Pterodactyl Rescue Squad noticed just in time! The dactyls swoops down with a thunderous call! And hitched the turtles to the rescue vests. Hot lava covered the earth but the turtle dudes were safe and sound. Want to be a pterodactyl? Harness their brave and gentle spirits but sharing this beer with a dinosaur loving friend. Cowabunga!

Birdsong Turtles on Pterodactyls is a part of the brewery’s Take Flight Series. 16-ounce cans are available in the taproom when it opens on February 14th.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs. Serrano PeppersBarrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: Columbus
Malts:
2 Row, Marris Otter, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Caramel 60, Carmel 120, Black

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery release.
Latest Return: 2/14/19

8% ABV

Posted in Hi Wire Brewing, Seasonal Return

Hi-Wire Man Eater, a citrus bomb of an imperial IPA returns this month

Hi-Wire Man Eater

Hi-Wire Man Eater, the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery’s popular imperial IPA returns this month for another round in cans.

The hop headliners in this release are Amarillo and Citra. Hopped at a rate of 3.5 pounds per barrel, this beer is full of citrus, floral notes, and spice. In abundance, we might add. You love bold imperial IPAs then but Hi-Wire Man Eater on your must-have list.

Each sip starts with orange zest flavors that turn to a lingering floral finish with a touch of warming alcohol heat. Very bright, very spring-like. Just sit back, relax, and crank up some Hall & Oates.

Hi-Wire Man Eater is already available on draft and in 16-ounce cans in both of the brewery’s taprooms by February 9th. Full footprint distribution to follow shortly after.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Citra
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.

Debut: March 2017
Latest Return: February 2019

8.3% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in New Realm Brewing, Seasonal Return

New Realm Radegast Triple IPA is back in Atlanta

New Realm Radegast Triple IPA Labels

New Realm Radegast Triple IPA returns to the Atlanta brewery’s lineup again ahead of the city’s hosting of the Super Bowl. 

When New Realm opened their first facility in Atlanta just over a year ago, brewmaster Mitch Steele celebrated with a big imperial IPA known as Radegast. The 11.5% alcohol by volume “triple IPA” features Warrior, Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops, plus a touch of Dextrose sugar. New Realm has since added a second location in Virginia.

Expect huge citrus, resin and peach flavors plus mild malt character in both nose and taste. Radegast is aggressively bitter and full-bodied due to its alcohol content, but it’s not sweet.

New Realm Radegast Triple IPA is available on-site at the brewery on Friday, February 1st at 1 pm. Virginia Beach location can expect this release in the near future, but right now only Atlanta.

Pre-orders are live now: newrealm.craftcellr.com.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Warrior, Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Return: 2/1/19

11.5% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Birdsong Brewing Co., Seasonal Return

Charlotte Haze: Birdsong Brewing Hazy Sexy Cool IPA returns

Birdsong Brewing Hazy Sexy Cool IPA

Birdsong Brewing Hazy Sexy Cool IPA re-joins the brewery’s seasonal lineup again on January 31st. 

This beer was first introduced in 2018 as a part of the Charlotte, North Carolina based brewery’s IPA Series. Back by popular demand, Birdsong is re-releasing the hazy IPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops.

We’ve been making hazy, unfiltered beer for years, long before the haze craze and love for the New England style IPA, but why not really haze it up?

Birdsong Brewing Hazy Sexy Cool IPA is available in 16-ounce cans at the brewery on January 31st, then local shops shortly after the release.

Style: Hazy IPA
Hops: Citra, El Dorado, Mosaic
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Return: 1/31/19

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