Topic Archives: Apples

Posted in Coming Soon, Devils Backbone, Dogfish Head, Headlines, Lawson's Finest Liquids, Sierra Nevada, Stoudts Brewing, Trillium Brewing

Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale in May

Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale will be one of the beers in May’s return of Beer Camp Across America.

The last round of Beer Camp Across America in 2014 featured 12 hand-picked breweries that created their own unique beer. In 2016, 30 breweries come together, paired by geographic locations.

Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale covers the northeast region of the United States – a collaboration with Devil’s Backbone (Virginia), Dogfish Head (Delaware), Lawson’s Finest Liquids (Vermont), Stoudt’s Brewing (Pennsylvania), and Trillium Brewing Company (Massachusetts). For those of you that remember history, all those states were among the 13 originals.

Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot is an “old-meets-new” take on a pale ale by brewers all located in the original 13 colonies. It features rye and apples, which were among the first ingredients used by American breweries in the colonies, alongside bold American hops-hallmarks of our modern craft beer “revolution.”

Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale will be a 12 ounce bottle offering in May, a part of the brewery’s Beer Camp Across America 12 pack. The beer will also be featured at the special Beer Camp events across the country.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Apples)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: May, 2016

5.6% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Fonta Flora Brewery

Fonta Flora Land Trust, a special collaboration

Fonta Flora Land Trust

Fonta Flora Land Trust will be available starting January 16, 2016. A collaboration with the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina and Fox Gap Farms.

Fonta Flora Land Trust is an “Appalachian Apple Saison” that features North Carolina Riverbend Malt, barley smoked in-house with Fox Gap applewood. The saison features Fonta Flora’s mix culture saison yeast. But wait, there’s more.

Land Trust went through a second fermentation, this time with Fox Gap Farms organic apple juice, and foraged spice bush twigs. Oh yeah, there is a third  fermentation in the bottle.

A portion of the proceeds from this new saison will benefit the Foothills conservation effort.

Style: Saison (w/ Apples, Spice Bush Twigs)
Availability: 750ml bottles. Limited release
Release: 1/16/16

5.2% ABV

Posted in Anheuser-Busch, Don't Miss This, New Releases

Anheuser-Busch releases Bud Light Apple, in one state only

Bud Light Apple

Anheuser-Busch has joined the “apple train” with the addition of Bud Light Apple. A-B InBev’s biggest competition MillerCoors has found great success with the addition of Redd’s Apple Ale. So much so, that the brand extension has added Strawberry, Sweet Tea, and Cranberry editions.

You’ll recall this isn’t the first time that Anheuser-Busch has released a spin on their most popular brand Bud Light. Specifically, the Bud Light “Rita” Series, with Lemon-Ade-Rita, Mang-O-Rita, Lime-A-Rita just to name a few.

The Rita Series was such a popular addition for A-B that it prompted Dos Equis to release Dos-A-Rita.

Anheuser-Busch has launched this new beer, in the state of Georgia only as a limited release. Interestingly, since the first mention of this beer appeared on Beer Street Journal, the brewery agreed to acquisition terms with SABMiller. If that deal goes through, the mega-brewery would own both Redd’s Apple Ale, and Bud Light Apple.

Let’s not forget the Anheuser-Busch marketing team’s strike against peach pumpkin ales, and this summer’s shot at watermelon wheat beers. I guess the Anheuser-Busch market research has proven that people cheer when you bring apples to the party. Just ask MillerCoors.

Style: Light Lager (w/ Apple)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 16oz Aluminum Bottles, Draft.
Release: November, 2015

4.2% ABV

Posted in Houndstooth Brewing Co., New Beers
Posted in Greenbush Brewing Co, New Beers
Posted in Bronx Brewery, New Beers
Posted in Coming Soon, Redd's Brewing Company

Another Addition to the Redd’s Lineup

Redd’s – a fruit infused lineup by Miller Coors is getting another addition – Redd’s Cranberry Ale.

By our estimates, Redd’s Cranberry Ale would be the fourth offering, after Apple Ale, Apple Ale Iced Tea, and Apple Ale Strawberry. (Yeah, all of that was a mouthful.)

Redd’s Apple Ale lineup is beer infused with fruit flavors (and caramel coloring) and is NOT gluten free.

While Redd’s is packaged in 12oz bottles, and 12/16oz cans, only the original Apple Ale is available in cans.

There’s your Redd’s rundown….