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Posted in Coming Soon, Crispin/Fox Barrel Ciders, Don't Miss This

Crispin 15 Men, a New Rum Aged Cider

Crispin 15 Men Cider

Crispin 15 Menthe cidery’s first ever rum barrel-aged cider, releases in early October.

Crispin 15 Men alludes to the classic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island, and is set to punctuate the taste buds with thoughts of pirates, buried treasure, and swashbuckling adventure.

The mixture of Colfax apple wine was aged in dark rum barrels, and then topped off with wildflower honey and dark candied syrup.

Crispin 15 Men is a limited small batch cider, a part of the cidery’s “Barrel Aged Limited Releases” in 22 ounce bottles beginning in October.

Style: Cider (Barrel-Aged, Rum
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: October, 2015

6.9% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Barrel Aged Sykophantes, September 3rd

Orpheus Barrel Aged Sykophantes

Orpheus Barrel Aged Sykophantes will be available in bottles on September 3rd. This will be the Atlanta, Georgia’s 3rd bottle release.

Orpheus Barrel Aged Sykophantes is the brewery’s fig sour, aged in cognac barrels. Regular Orpheus Sykophantes has previously been released.

In ancient Greece, “showing the fig” was a vulgar hand gesture, and Sykophantes means “one who shows the fig”. Earthy and full of dark fruit flavor from hundreds of pounds of figs and dark candy syrup, but with a sourness that cuts the gentle sweetness, Sykophantes is our fall beer.

Orpheus Barrel Aged Sykophantes will be available in 22 ounce bottles on September 3rd, along with Orpheus The 12th Labor (bourbon barrel aged imperial stout). The brewery’s first bottle also released this month, Wandering Blues.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Figs, Candi Sugar. Barrel Aged. Cognac.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles. Draft. Limited Release.
Release: 9/3/15

9.5% ABV 

Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night Tie Four On, a Birthday Beer

Monday Night Tie Four On

Monday Night Tie Four On, celebrates the brewery’s four years reminding Atlanta that weekends are overrated.

Jeff Heck, Joel Iverson, and Jonathan Baker started Monday Night Brewing after early morning bible study. In the beginning, the brewery contract brewed their first commercial offerings before building a beautiful facility in Atlanta.

Monday Night Tie Four On is a Belgian-style quadrupel, aged in oak.

Happy freakin’ birthday to us! Bring on the endless wall post, co-worker sing-alongs and gift cards from Grandma. Thanks to your alleged “craft beer hobby,” we’ve made it to the ripe age of four. You know what? You deserve a present – a big delicious Quad aged on oak.

Monday Night Tie Four On will be available in 22oz bottles and draft. The brewery will through a birthday party on Saturday, August 8th. Tickets on sale now.

Style: Belgian-style Quadrupel (w/ Candi SugarOak Aged)
Hops: Magnum, East Kent Goldings, Hallertau and Willamette
Malts: Vienna, Pilsen, Special B, 2-Row

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: TBA

11% ABV, 15 IBUs

The brewery just released their first sour in the Black Tie Series as well – Monday Night Spirit Animal

Posted in Brooklyn Brewing, Headlines

Brooklyn Quintaceratops, in Bourbon & Rum

Brooklyn already has one quadrupel, you know it as Quadceratops. When you age it in bourbon and rum barrels, you have Brooklyn Quinceratops.

An upcoming big bottle release by the brewery combines a Belgian-style quadrupel brewed with candi sugar, nuanced by spirits barrels. This release will follow Hand & Seal, and “K” is For Kriek.

Brooklyn Quintaceratops has not yet been announced by the brewery.

Style: Quadrupel (w/ Candi SugarBarrel AgedBourbon. Rum.)
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Corked & Caged
Arrival: TBA

9% ABV 

Posted in Allagash Brewing, Seasonal Return

Allagash Four Makes Return

Allagash Four Ale is back on shelves. The Belgian-style quadrupel is brewed with four hops, four malts, four sugars, and fermented a total of four times, with four yeast strains.

The complexity of the brewing process is matched by the complexity of this unique beer. Flavors of raisin, candied fruit and plum express themselves throughout.

Allagash Four is available in 750ml bottles, and draft.

Style: Belgian-style Quadrupel (w/ Candi Sugar)
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft. Limited release.

10% ABV

Image via Redstone Liquors

Posted in Headlines, SweetWater Brewing, Videos

First Look: SweetWater SpinnerBait [VIDEO]

SweetWater Brewery (Atlanta, GA) nixed fall seasonal Motorboat in order to bump up last winter’s hit release – Whiplash White IPA. That left a spot open for a new winter seasonal to bolster the cold weather lineup – SweetWater Spinnerbait.

SweetWater is known for their love of hops, but for Spinnerbait, the brewery went a different direction. A Belgian direction. Spinnerbait is a Belgian-style red brewed with candi sugar, that goes easy on the aggressive hops. This allows the Ardennes yeast to do the flavor work.

SweetWater Spinnerbait hits shelves starting this week in 12oz bottles, draft, and in the Tacklebox variety pack.

Head brewer Nick Nock gives you the rundown in the Beer Street Journal video above.

Style: Belgian-Style Red Ale (w/ Candi Sugar)
Hops: Willamette, US Golding, Columbus
Malts: 2-Row, Pilsner, Wheat, Black Wheat

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Dec-Feb

6% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Brewing’s New Sour: Sykophantes

Orpheus Sykophantes

Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, GA) has released Sykophantes Fig Sour this week. The fall offering is a part of the brewery’s rotating sour series.

Sykophantes features a few hundred pounds of figs, and dark candi syrup. A follow up to the summer offering, Serpent Bite.

In ancient Greece, “showing the fig” was a vulgar hand gesture, and Sykophantes means “one who shows the fig”. Earthy and full of dark fruit flavor from hundreds of pounds of figs and dark candy syrup, but with a sourness that cuts the gentle sweetness, Sykophantes is our fall beer.

Orpheus Sykophantes is available on draft only, through December, 2014

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Figs, Candi Syrup)
Hops: Northern Brewer
Malt: Two row barley, Munich, Special B
Yeast: Rochefort

Availability: Draft Only. Oct-Dec

7.5% ABV