Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy will be available nationally again this month. This time around, the stout is getting a little packaging makeover.
It takes the better part of a year to brew and barrel-age Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy. 19.2-ounce cans of the imperial stout were first found in the brewery’s taprooms in fall of 2015. The demand was so high, Oskar Blues ramped up production and made it nationally available for the first time in 2016.
This month, Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy will be nationally available again, but this time in 12-ounce cans. Ten Fidy is aged in a blend of Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for at least 8 months.
“Ten FIDY is a complicated beer for our brewers but they really dig into the behemoth task of delivering a big-time stout. Barrel-aging ups the ante even further – ramping up the chocolate, coffee and roasted notes to the maximum.” Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations
To celebrate this beer’s return, Oskar Blues is releasing variety 4-packs of barrel aged variants of Ten FIDY, including JAHvanilla, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Hazelnut Praline, and Java on November 29th.
Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy is available in 12-ounce cans and limited draft by mid-November 2019.
The latest seasonal from Crux Fermentation Project, Mountain Traffic is now available.
Traffic truly sucks, but we are going to assume this hoppy red ale doesn’t. Per Crux:
After a fun day in the mountains, nothing sounds more satisfying than sharing a refreshing pint. And while that long line of brake lights heading back into town may slow your journey towards fulfillment, this hoppy and malt-forward red ale is well worth the wait – robust and bursting with rich, hop flavors and a balanced malt body this easy-drinking, apres-whatever winter refresher will have you seeing a different shade of red.
Crux Fermentation Project Mountain Traffic is available as a seasonal release in 16-ounce cans and draft.
Style: Red Ale
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: October 2019
7.8% ABV, 50 IBUs
Image: Crux Fermentation Project
New Realm Tyrannosaurus Flex, a new hazy imperial IPA debuts Halloween week 2019.
This imperial can of haze is rocking a sweet 80’s vibe and one of the largest land predators to ever exist. The brewing team used all New Zealand hops for this release – specifically Moteuka, Wai-ti, and Rakau.
Brewed exclusively with hops from New Zealand…combined with Norwegian Kviek yeast gives this monster DIPA a cretaceous amount of juicy, fruity notes such as mango, pineapple, peach, apricot, and citrus.
New Realm Tyrannosaurus Flex is available in 16-ounce cans and draft at both the Atlanta and Virginia Beach locations for a limited time.
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: Late October 2019
8.5% ABV, 35 IBUS
Arches Brewing Winter’s Night is back for a second time this year. The brewery first debut this beer as a winter seasonal back in February.
This dark German-style lager dates back centuries. From Arches: A traditional lager that is best characterized by its striking dark color and a strong malt flavor. It is complemented by an elusive, light mouthfeel which offers a clean, crisp finish.
The brewery uses light and dark Munich malt from Riverbend Malt House, giving this beer rich notes of chocolate, nuts and, caramel with a spicy finish.
12-ounce cans of Arches Brewing Winter’s Night are now available at the brewery and in distribution as a seasonal release.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: October 2019
Martin House Sour Pickle Beer is back in action at the Texas brewery. This time for good.
Back in August, the Fort Worth-based brewery partnered with nearby Best Maid Pickles on a pickle/pickle collaboration. Martin House used their Salty Lady Sour Gose and incorporated Best Maid’s dill pickle brine in the brewing process. Additionally, Best Maid created a craft beer pickle modeled after Martin House’s gose.
The end result is a refreshing and pickle-y sour/salty combination that will certainly hit the spot during these hot summer days.
The brewery also has limited variants of this pickle beer, which include Bloody Mary, Xtreme Hot, Xtreme Sour.
Martin House Sour Pickle Beer is available in 12-ounce cans and draft.
Image: Martin House
Sixpoint Brewery will be releasing the last cans in their current taproom this weekend. After that, the brewery is taking a release hiatus until they move into their new brewery and taproom in Gowanus in Brooklyn, New York.
That taproom has seen 26 can releases. 65 new beer releases. This weekend, Sixpoint wraps it all up with three special releases.
On October 26th, Mega Raspy, The Mayor, and Double Oaked Master Blend will be available
- Mega Raspy – A “mega” edition inspired by the previous Raspy releases. Mega Raspy is described as an “insane” berry medley that is a big 10% ABV
- The Mayor – Imperial IPA, brewed in honor of Mark Speigel, the “Mayor of Sixpoint” that has been to nearly every Sixpoint release. Mark passed away last year. A hazy IPA with Idaho 7, Galaxy, Mandarina, Simcoe, and Centennial.
- Double Oaked Master Blend – Brewed in collaboration with Jameson and the Caskmates Program. A 14.5% double aged imperial stout.
All three releases will be available in 12-ounce cans on Saturday, October 26th started at 11 am.
There are a handful of lower alcohol by volume, lower-calorie beers in the craft brewing segment. Some of the most notable recent releases include One-y IPA by Oskar Blues, Slightly Mighty by Dogfish Head, and Swipe Light by Southern Tier. It looks like Monday Night Lay Low IPA may join the category soon.
Early details are pretty simple. Lay Low is an India pale ale that is 3.5% ABV and just 95 calories.
Monday Night Lay Low IPA is slated for 12-ounce cans. Currently, there is no release date.
Style: IPA (Session Beer)
Availability: 12oz Cans