Topic Archives: Canned Craft Beer

Posted in NoDa Brewing, Seasonal Return

NoDa Gordgeous Pumpkin Ale returns for a 8th time

NoDa Gordgeous Pumpkin Ale will make its seasonal appearance on August 13th. This North Carolina brewed pumpkin ale touts 100+ pounds of organic sugar and caramelized brown sugar, freshly cracked spices, and 42 pounds of pumpkin.

The recipe started as head brewer Chad Henderson’s homebrew recipe more than a decade ago. (At one point he told Beer Street Journal a giant pumpkin was involved in the process, either in brewing or tapping. Never did get clarity.) NoDa Gordgeous has been a fall offering each year since debuting in 2013.

NoDa Gordgeous is available in 16-ounce cans (4 packs) and draft as an early fall seasonal.

Style: Pumpkin Beer (w/ Brown Sugar, Cardamom, Cloves, Ginger Root, Allspice)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft
Latest Return: Early August 2021

6.4% ABV, 29 IBUs

Posted in New Realm Brewing, Seasonal Return

New Realm Tyrannosaurus Flex turns 3, goes metallic

New Realm Tyrannosaurus Flex 3rd Anniversary

New Realm Tyrannosaurus Flex first debuted onHalloween week 2019. The dinosaurs may be gone, but this beer is back from seasonal extinction.

This imperial can of haze is rocking a sweet 80’s vibe and one of the largest land predators to ever exist. The New Realm 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.

To celebrate the 3rd release of Flex, the brewery created a special edition metallic label. 

New Realm Tyrannosaurus Flex is a part of the brewery’s ongoing “Monsters & Myths” Double IPA Series. Available in 16-ounce cans and draft at both the Atlanta and Virginia Beach, and new Charleston, South Carolina locations for a limited time.

Style: Juicy/Hazy IPA (Imperial IPA)
Hops: Motueka, Wai-Ti, Rakau
Malts: Proximity Pale, Flaked Oats, Wheat
Yeast: Kviek

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: Late October 2019
Latest Return: July 2021

8.5% ABV, 35 IBUS

Posted in New Beers
Posted in New Beers, Steady Hand Brewing
Posted in Mother Earth Brew Co, New Releases

Mother Earth Coconut Cake Imperial Stout joins 4Seasons Series

Mother Earth Coconut Cake Imperial Stout

Forget lighter beers as spring rolls around. Mother Earth Coconut Cake Imperial Stout is bucking the trend. In this case, warmer weather means barrel-aged.

Mother Earth’s 4Seasons Series arrives quarterly release that represents some of the best and unique creations in their brewing lineup. This imperial stout is brewed with toasted coconut, chocolate, vanilla, and lactose, and as a final flourish – aged in bourbon barrels.

“… What you’re getting here is a very complex ale with oak, caramelized sugar, and coconut dominating the palate, with a silky mouthfeel and dessert-like finish…” – Chris Baker, Director of Brewing Operations

Mother Earth Coconut Cake Imperial Stout is available for a limited time in 16-ounce cans.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coconut. Chocolate. Vanilla. Lactose. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: Late March 2021

11.8% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Watermelon Gose returns ahead of warmer weather

Terrapin Watermelon Gose cans

Terrapin Watermelon Gose, one of the brewery’s most popular seasonals, is back on shelves ahead of the coming spring.

Watermelon Gose is the brewery’s first packaged gose style, a tart beer traditionally brewed with sea salt and coriander. In a break from tradition, the brewery adds fresh watermelon. If you put salt on your watermelon slices, you’ll really love this one.

Terrapin Watermelon Gose is available across the brewery’s entire footprint again starting in late February 2021.

Style: Gose (w/ Coriander. Salt. Watermelon.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: Late February 2021

4.5% ABV 

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Realm Brewing

New Realm Hoptropolis, & a reminder how much we’ve missed draft beer

New Realm Hoptropolis Can

I’ve missed draft beer. That’s a phrase I never thought I would say unless I accidentally stumbled back in time to 1930.

Now, there is nothing wrong with packaged beer. But a pint fresh from the taps is a thing of beauty I had probably taken a little for granted until COVID-19 basically killed draft beer in America for a while. New Realm Brewing’s Hazy Like a Fox IPA was a staple during quarantine, and sitting down at a bar this week finally have a fresh pint felt a little bit like a hoppy Christmas.

Except that’s not what I got.

Every beer drinker has had that internal debate whether to say something to the bartender about a miss-poured beer, and look a little pretentious in the process, or say something. If you say something, the beer will just be poured down the drain. Such a waste. What was sitting in front of me wasn’t Hazy Like a Fox, but equally if not more delicious. It’s been a shit year, so I decided to stay the course and be grateful I’m sitting in a bar and not on a Zoom call.

As it turns out, it was New Realm Hoptropolis. This “juicy” IPA debuted back in 2018, and honestly, that was the last time I had it.  As of late the beer has been popping up everywhere. Jeff Chassner is New Realm’s VP of Business Development and a good friend, so I asked him what was up. As it turns out, New Realm is “leaning in” on Hoptropolis as spring and warmer weather sets in.

“Hazy Like a Fox is now our number one selling beer both inside and outside of the brewery, and Hoptropolis isn’t far behind,” he says. “We figured it’s time to remind folks don’t forget about our other favorite IPA.”

It’s built on Loral, Citra, El Dorado, and Azacca hops which are all headliners in juicy IPAs in these days. Georgia is lucky to have an IPA god like Mitch Steele working his brewing magic with Tyler and team.

Covid lulled me into a bit of a rut. Same safety beers during a turbulent time – until the wrong pull of a tap. I very literally proved New Realm’s point without even knowing it.

On the same topic, that’s another unintended problem beer has dealt with during the ongoing pandemic. It’s not just a loss of volume to every brewery in America. It’s the loss of the variety and exploration you get sitting down in front of a tap wall. Trying something new by the pint is much less daunting than 6 pack commitments.  A notion I nearly forgot after playing it safe so many months now.

Thanks, Hoptropolis.