Topic Archives: Cranberries

Posted in Coming Soon, Leinenkugel's Brewing

Winter: Leinenkugel Cranberry Ginger Shandy

Leinkugel’s has made a big name for themselves in the shandy market. The beer meets lemonade offering has done very well for the brewery – more than 60% of their sales, despite a full portfolio of other offerings.

While shandies are great for hot weather drinking, the brewery has quickly found they sell very well year round. Going off of that, Leinie’s is adding winter shandy offerings.

Did you know Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any other state in America? Our hometown pride inspired us to brew Leinenkugel Cranberry Ginger Shandy. The combination of wheat beer, cranberry and ginger is as refreshing as a toboggan ride Out Here.

As with Harvest Patch Shandy and Old Fashioned Shandy, look for Leinenkugel Cranberry Ginger Shandy in 12oz cans.

Style: Shandy (w/ Cranberry, GInger)
Availability: 12oz Cans
Arrival: Winter, 2014

4.2% ABV 

Posted in Coming Soon, Redd's Brewing Company

Another Addition to the Redd’s Lineup

Redd’s – a fruit infused lineup by Miller Coors is getting another addition – Redd’s Cranberry Ale.

By our estimates, Redd’s Cranberry Ale would be the fourth offering, after Apple Ale, Apple Ale Iced Tea, and Apple Ale Strawberry. (Yeah, all of that was a mouthful.)

Redd’s Apple Ale lineup is beer infused with fruit flavors (and caramel coloring) and is NOT gluten free.

While Redd’s is packaged in 12oz bottles, and 12/16oz cans, only the original Apple Ale is available in cans.

There’s your Redd’s rundown….

Posted in Deschutes Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Releases

Deschutes Black Butte XXVI Releases This Month

Deschutes Brewery will release Black Butte XXVI on June 27th.

Black Butte XXVI celebrate their anniversary with a bigger version of Black Butte Porter. For this year’s release, the brewery added cranberries, Pomegranite molasses, and Theo Chocolate cocoa nibs to the brew, which is 50% bourbon barrel aged.

Deschutes celebrates 26 years on June 27th. Bottles and draft will be available at both Bend and Porland locations.

Style: Imperial Porter (w/ Cranberries, Pomegranate Molasses, Cocoa Nibs. Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Arrival: 6/27/14

?? ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, New Belgium

New Belgium Pumpkick Gets Makeover

It started as a Lips of Faith release — Kick, a collaboration with Elysian Brewing.

Then it an updated version came back as Pumpkick in 2013, minus all the barrel souring with new artwork. 2014 will see an art update as well. Expect New Belgium Pumpkick again, late summer, 2014.

Style: Pumpkin Beer (w/ Cranberry JuiceCinnamonAllspiceNutmegLemongrass)
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Fall Seasonal.

6% ABV


Posted in Bridgeport Brewing, Coming Soon, Don't Miss This

Bridgeport Stumptown 2014: Cranberries, Blueberries

When Bridgeport Brewing’s Stumptown Tart hits shelves, you know warmer weather is on the way. The beer uses fresh fruits to give you a crisp, beer that helps you leave the winter blues behind.

A sneek peek before the official brewery announcement – the year’s edition uses Oregon grown cranberries and blueberries.

She’s back and bringing a brand new flavor. Crisp and always refreshing, this year’s Stumptown Tart combines the perfect balance of Oregon blueberries and cranberries with a big Belgian-style brew.

Bridgeport Stumptown Tart is available seasonally, in 22oz bombers.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Cranberries, Blueberries)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Arrival: TBA

7.9% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Short's Brewing

Short’s Experimental IPA Hits Bottles

Today (Dec 23rd) marks the first bottle release of Short’s Brew’s Juicy Tree IPA.

Juicy Tree is an experimental India Pale Ale made with blue spruce tips, juniper berries, and cranberries.

Big aromatics of piney evergreen and sweet berries tingle the senses. After some slightly tart and tangy flavors up front, a harmonious balance between pleasant fruit sweetness and bitter pine is reached. A sizable malt bill, ample hop additions, and the floral fruity qualities of American Ale yeast all contribute to the symmetry of this beer. The finish in Juicy Tree (7.5% ABV, 65 IBU) is laced with a resiny stickiness that flows naturally into a lasting bitterness.

Short’s Juicy Tree is only available to brewpub patrons.

Style: IPA (Spruce Tips, Juniper Berries, Cranberries)
Availability: 12oz Bottles

7.5% ABV, 65 IBU

Posted in New Releases, Troegs Brewing

Troeg’s Scratch #125 Released

Troeg’s Brewing (Hershey, PA) releases Scratch #125 today.  This release is a Cranberry Porter.

Since the cranberry resonates with so many people during this time of year, we thought, “Why not brew a cranberry beer?” Typically, cranberries are viewed as too bitter and sour to eat raw. However, this magic ingredient lends a pleasant tart, fruity finish and complements the roasty character of this robust porter, giving Scratch #125 a simple yet festive charm.

Style: Porter (w/ Cranberries)
Availability: Draft only. One time release

7.4% ABV