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Cigar City Brewing’s (Tampa, FL) Ne’er-do-well started its life intending on being El Murcielago, a double cream ale with lime peel and cumin. Thanks to the barrel changing the script on the brewers, it ended up being a little different. Some of the barrels started giving the cream ale some peanut flavor, so the brewery ran with it. Not without adding tamarind and some cayenne for good measure.
Ner-do-well began it’s life intending to be a new batch of El Murcielago. However, it ended up in a different place in its barrel life. You never know what might happen when you spend your life at the bottom of a barrel of tequila. We noticed that some of the barrels started contributing a peanut flavor to the beer so we rolled with it. We added tamarind and a bit of cayenne to create a Mexican-Thai hybrid. It simply is a ne’er-do-well.
Cigar City Ne’er-do-well will be available in 750ml bottles.
ne’er-do-well |ˈne(ə)r do͞o ˌwel| nouna person who is lazy and irresponsible.
Foothills Brewing has teamed up with Winston-Salem, their hometown, for a a special limited release beer. Hundred Foot celebrates the centennial of the two cities (Winston & Salem) becoming one. Salem was founded in 1753, Winston in 1849. The two cities officially merged May 9, 1913.
“We’re thrilled that the city wanted us to be a part of their celebration,” said Jamie Bartholomaus, president and brewmaster of Foothills. “This community has embraced us ever since we opened our doors, so to be recognized as an integral part of this city and this historic event is something we’re extremely proud of.”
Style: Cream Ale
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Limited.
Arrival: May, 2013
For more on Winston-Salem’s Centennial celebration, please visit http://ws100years.com
Asheville Brewing Company and Oskar Blues Brewery have just created a new North Carolina collaboration brew. It is the first by Oskar Blues since moving into Brevard, NC. The beer? An imperial coffee brown ale brewed with a smidge of molasses. The beer was brewed at Asheville Brewing. They want help naming the beer. Here’s some hints…
Think Alabama/Southern roots (both Doug Riley and DaleKatechis are from that Magnolia-strewn state). Think big, bold lightly-hopped nectar with a malty, steeped with Ethiopian-blend coffee, backbone. Think fun, punny, and a little outrageous (but not crude). Winner will receive a t-shirt from both breweries and huge street cred.
Drop an idea on their Facebook page. Pic via Asheville Brewing.
If you go:
Simultaneous release parties on April 8th at each brewery (North Carolina).
Terrapin Beer Co’s (Athens, GA) Golden Ale is made for locals only. Local to Georgia that is. Above is the new artwork gracing Golden Ale bottles from here on out. The brew, produced in Athens, will not ship outside the state. A little reward for those in the Peach State, or those visiting. The beer is brewed year round. FYI: It used to be called Terrapin Cream Ale.
Style: Cream Ale
Hops: Cascade, Mt. Hood
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Munich, Vienna, Malted Wheat, Flaked Barley
Availability: 12oz bottles, Year Round
5.3% ABV, 21 IBUs
We here at Beer Street Journal were just informed that the 4th edition in Ska Brewing’s Seasonal Stout Series will be Estival Cream Stout. Brewed with dried orange peel, orange blossom honey, with oak. Vernal Minthe Stout, the third release in the series, arrives tomorrow (March 20th) for the Spring crossover.