Topic Archives: Cherries

Posted in Dust Bowl Brewing, New Beers
Posted in New Releases, Wild Leap Brew Co.

Wild Leap expands Truck Chaser series with “Bomb Pop”

Wild Leap Bomb Pop Double IPA

Wild Leap Bomb Pop Double IPA is the second release in the brewery’s Truck Chaser Series as May winds down.

This ice cream themed series started earlier this year with Creamsicle Double IPA, brewed with orange, vanilla, and lactose. This second release is inspired by another popular ice cream of summer, the Bomb Pop. The tri-flavored popsicle was invented in Kansas City, Missouri in 1955. National Bomb Pop Day is celebrated on the last Thursday in June.

Wild Leap Bomb Pop Double IPA features the iconic “bomb” flavors of lime, cherry, and raspberry, brewed with lactose. Available in 12-ounce cans and draft for a limited time starting the last week of May 2019.

Style: Imperial IPA (Milkshake IPA) w/ Lime. Cherry. Raspberry. Lactose.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: Late May 2019

8.1%, 49 IBUs

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, The Bruery

Black Forest Cake inspired: The Bruery Geburtstagskranz

The Bruery Geburtstagskranz

German chocolate cake in a can? This is it. The Bruery Geburtstagskranz 2019 is now available.

It’s no secret that The Bruery loves big flavorful beers, and this oddly named release is no different. If our German is even close to correct, Geburtstagskranz means “birthday wreath”. The wreath is typically a decorated wooden circle where candles are lit instead of putting them on the birthday cake.

While that tradition is typically for kids, this beer is definitely for adults. The base beer is an imperial stout, aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla, cacao nibs, and tart cherries. The Bruery describes this release as “rich, with notes of sweet vanilla, chocolate, and tart juicy cherries”.

The Bruery Geburtstagskranz 2019 is available in 16oz cans ($12) and 4-packs ($42) each. Limited release.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Vanilla Beans. Cacao Nibs. Tart Cherries. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 16oz Cans. Limited Release.
Debut: Early May 2019

9.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

Taproom favorite Monday Night Slushee Fund debuts in cans

Monday Night Slushee Fund

Monday Night Slushee Fund debuts at the brewery this weekend.

The latest from the Atlanta-based brewery is a gose, brewed with sweet cherries, fresh lime peel, and a touch of sea salt. It’s been available in the taproom on draft in the past.

16-ounce cans of Slushee Fund will be available at Monday Night’s Trabert Avenue location starting March 29th.

Style: Gose (w/ Lime Zest. Cherries. Sea Salt.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 3/29/19

5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Cherry, Raspberry, & Cranberry returns in March

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso can

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso returns to cans again this March.

Athena Paradiso is a spin on the brewery’s year-round Athena Berliner Weisse. This release features tart cherry, raspberry, and cranberry, which complements a Guava & Passionfruit edition the brewery also releases seasonally.

David Stein, Co-Founder, says “We love how fruit plays with the acidity in Athena. Also, depending on the fruit used the beer will often take on its color – this version in particular will be a dark pink.”  The “Paradiso” is meant to instill a vision of paradise and prepare consumers that they are on the verge of going on a beautiful fruit journey.

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso will be available in both 12-ounce cans and draft again starting March 1st.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Tart Cherries, Raspberries, Cranberries)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Initial Release: February 2016
Latest Return: March 2019

4.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Great Divide, New Releases

New Yeti Sighting: Great Divide Chocolate Cherry Yeti

Great Divide Chocolate Cherry Yeti

Great Divide Chocolate Cherry Yeti is the latest “Yeti” to join the on-going series.

The Denver, Colorado-based brewery’s Yeti Imperial Stout is easily one of the most well-known for the style in the U.S. Since its inception, the “Yeti Clan” as the brewery calls it, has grown to include Oak Aged, Chai Yeti, Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti, and Barrel Aged Yeti. As 2019 gets rolling, Great Divide has released a new edition – Cherry Chocolate Yeti.

This release uses the epic Yeti Imperial Stout base and blends sour cherries and cacao nibs.

The roasty malt backbone of Yeti melds perfectly with the cherries and cacao to make this one a smooth sipper. A Yeti in a cherry orchard can be a great thing!

Great Divide Chocolate Cherry Yeti is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs. Cherries.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Late January 2019

9.5% ABV

Posted in Dogfish Head, Headlines

Dogfish Head launches full-scale wild ale program this month with “KnottyBits”

Dogfish Head KnottyBits

Delaware-based Dogfish Head has released a few sour ales in the past, starting with Festina Lente nearly 15 years ago. That wild ale won a bronze medal at the World Beer Cup in 2006. Let’s not forget current heavy seller SeaQuench Ale, America’s best selling sour according to the brewery. On September 29th, Dogfish KnottyBits will inaugurate the brewery’s full-scale American Wild Ale program – “Wooden…it Be Nice?”

KnottyBits has spent a year in wood barrels with Brettanomyces yeast, aged on 700 pounds of sweet and sour cherries plus rhubarb from Fifer Orchards. That equates to nearly 2 pounds of cherries per gallon.

Additionally,  the brewery has announced two more wild ale releases in the new series:

  • Wet Hop American Summer (November) – a Farmhouse Ale (7.75% ABV),  this beer was aged in freshly emptied Chardonnay barrels with Brettanomyces for over a year, before being racked onto freshly harvested and hand-selected whole leaf Citra hops, still wet from the fields.
  • Eastern Seaboard (December) Wild ale (8% ABV) brewed with blackberries and beach plums.  After spending almost a year and a half aging in wine barrels, the liquid was met with several hundred pounds of blackberry and Eastern Shore beach plums, handpicked and selected by the brewers.

2000 Dogfish Head KnottyBits 375-milliliter bottles will be available at the brewery on September 29th at the brewery starting at 11 am.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Cherries. Rhubarb.)
Availability: 375ml Bottles, Corked & Caged
Debut: 9/29/18

8.2% ABV 

Image: Dogfish Head