New Belgium Fat Tire White Ale, a new addition to the brewery’s “Fat Tire” family, debuts in August.
Later this summer, ordering a Fat Tire won’t be limiting your choices to just the iconic amber ale. For the first time in 25 years, New Belgium is putting a true Belgian-style white ale into full scale production.
The authentic white ale will feature Seville orange peel and coriander from Fort Collins, Colorado based Old Town Spice Shop, less than a mile from the brewery. New Belgium selected Seville oranges over Valencia oranges because thanks to their ‘brighter” aroma, and less cloying sweetness.
“Fat Tire Belgian White captures the spirit and flavor of a truly authentic Belgian White beer” – Peter Bouckaert, New Belgium’s Belgian Brewmaster
New Belgium Fat Tire White Ale will be available in 12 ounce bottles, 12 ounce cans, and draft starting August 1st.
Westbrook Key Lime Pie Gose has been canned once again this week, shipping soon from the Mount Pleasant, South Carolina brewery.
Regular Westbrook Gose (simply called Gose) debuted in 2012 and is still fairly hard for stores to keep in stock years later. Key Lime Pie Gose is no different. You say the word pie and people come running.
The slightly sour beer is brewed with coriander and sea salt, plus a touch of key lime juice.
Fans of the the brewery’s original gose will definitely find the resemblance in Key Lime. When cold (like, refrigerator cold), the beer has a strong lime tartness. Key lime juice is the boss. As the beer warms up a bit, there is some hints of graham cracker. Or… we could be completely making that part up. We can’t stop thinking about pie. It does become more pie-like as it gets warmer. Or we maybe we just want pie.
Westbrook Key Lime Pie Gose will be available again in 12 ounce cans, and draft, as a limited seasonal.
Stone Ghost Hammer IPA release is set for June 2017.
Hoppy mad scientists might be a better way to describe Stone Brewing. Their India pale ale arsenal is vast. Once the brewery settles on a hop combination for one beer, another combination is planned. In June, Stone Ghost Hammer IPA will rise.
Stone’s overnight crew is responsible for this one. While half the world slept, the brewers came up with this new IPA, brewed with coriander, grains of paradise, and blended with citrus. The hop bill is heavy on Belma, Centennial, and Magnum hops.
A brewhouse can never sleep, for brewing beer never slumbers. And what never sleeps must always be tended, and that charge falls to the shoulders of the Overnight Crew. Part brewer, part scientist, these mad fermentationists brave the never silent nights, often alone, to tend to what will become Stone beers. The nights are dark. The cellars are cavernous. Spooky things can happen. Sometimes scary things happen. Once, something terrifyingly good happened. Our mad fermentationists had an idea. Brewed with coriander, grains of paradise, blended with citrus and liberally hopped with Belma, Centennial and Magnum hops. A frighteningly flavorful creation indeed.
Stone Ghost Hammer IPA is slated to release in 12-ounce cans and draft in June 2017.
Hops: Belma, Centennial, Magnum
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: June, 2017
Image: Beer Street Journal
Victory Sour Monkey a twist on the brewery’s year round favorite, Golden Monkey is now available in 12 ounce bottles for the first time. The Belgian-style tripel has spent some time undergoing multiple fermentations via three different yeasts.
The first yeast in the trio is Westmalle yeast (made famous by the Belgian Trappist brewery), used in the Golden Monkey base beer. The sour and wild characteristics come from a blend of Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus bacteria.
A result of the visionary enthusiasm of Victory Brewing Company’s brewers, Sour Monkey playfully tantalizes taste buds into a electrified frenzy by combining juicy Tettnang and Hallertrau whole flower hops with Pilsner malt and coriander seed before bringing in the fun and the funk of unique yeast varieties. With an ABV of 9.5%, Sour Monkey delivers a punch with the pure taste of Victory.
Victory Sour Monkey is once again in 12 ounce bottles in all of the brewery’s 57 state distribution footprint. Estimated retail price of $11.99.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Seasonal release.
Latest Return: January, 2017
Above image image: Beer Street Journal
Shipping nationally this month is new The Bruery The Order, a Belgian-style ale.
Taking a page from monastic breweries, The Bruery The Order is a Belgian-style abbey ale, brewed with dates and coriander spicing.
Monastic breweries wrote the book on complex ales that weave notes of dark fruits, spices, caramelized character and warmth into each sip. The Order summons that tradition and adds local inspiration. Our darkening, Belgian-inspired abbey ale features dark-fruited character from dates, Belgian-style sugars and subtle spicing from coriander, which compliments the Belgian yeast esters.
The Bruery The Order releases to the brewery’s Society members this week, publicly on January 17th.
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI
New year-round beer for 2017 – Terrapin Easy Gose.
In summer 2016, Terrapin launched Watermelon Gose. Easily one the best hot weather beers we had last year. Releasing a gose on a large scale like that taught the brewery something. People love the gose style.
Watermelon Gose will return in time again for hot weather, alongside Terrapin Easy Gose.
Easy Gose will feature grapefruit peel, creating a beer that’s tart, light, and citrusy.
Terrapin Easy Gose will be a 12 ounce can and draft release, year-round
Debut: April, 2017
4.5%, 7 IBUs
New for 2017, Allagash Hoppy Table Beer Is starting to ship this week. Expect this year-round from now on.
Low alcohol by volume Belgian-style beers are the inspiration for Allagash Hoppy Table Beer. High ABV doesn’t always mean the beer is better, as Allagash is about to prove to you.
The famous Allagash House Yeast (we think it deserves proper name treatment) fermented this beer, that boasts Chinook, Cascade, Comet, and Azacca hops. The dry-hop? More Comet and Azacca, plus a subtle addition of coriander. Combine the flavor of that House Yeast with that lineup of hops, and everything screams winner here.
A mildly hoppy aroma full of grapefruit springs from this straw-colored, light-bodied ale. Flavors of pine and stone fruit balance the beer’s clean, slightly bitter finish.
Allagash Hoppy Table Beer is a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering, year-round starting in January, 2017.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-round
Debut: January, 2017
Image: Mat Trogner, Allagash brewing