Topic Archives: Elderberries

Posted in The Rare Barrel, Seasonal Return

The Rare Barrel Apropos of Nothing bottles return March 18th

The Rare Barrel Apropos of Nothing

The Rare Barrel Apropos of Nothing will be available again at the Berkeley, California taproom again this weekend.

The base beer is a golden sour ale, aged in oak barrels with elderberries and lavender, and a blend of bacteria and wild yeast.

Apropos of Nothing is a golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with elderberries and lavender. Fermented with a unique mix of microorganisms, this sour beer displays floral aromas and flavors of fresh blueberries, honey, and lemon zest.

The Rare Barrel Apropos of Nothing is a 750 milliliter bottle offering. The brewery’s “Ambassador” members are encouraged to visit the allocations page for their bottles. On sale in the tap room on March 18th.

Style: American Sour/Wild Ale (w/ Lavender, Elderberries)
Yeast: Saison Blend, French Saison, Brettanomyces bruxellensis var. Drei, & Brettanomyces lambicus
Bacteria: Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Lactobacillus buchneri, & Pediococcus damnosus

Availability: 750ml Bottles
Latest Return: 3/18/17

5.8% ABV

Posted in Rodenbach Brewery, Headlines

Rodenbach Fruitage marks the brewery’s first cans in the U.S.

Rodenbach Fruitage

Rodenbach Fruitage the first cans in the United States by the Belgian brewery, debuts in March.

This new innovation by the world renown sour maker is blend of old and young beer. 25% of the final beer is 2 year old traditional Rodenbach foeder beer, and 75% young ale.

The blend was then aged on cherries and elderberries.

Rodenbach Fruitage is a sessionable 4.2% alcohol by volume, and be available in 8.5 ounce “slim” cans, in 4 packs. The price looks to be quite tempting as well, expected to retail around $6.99 per 4-pack.

Distributors are welcome to make orders in the U.S. ahead of the March, 2017 debut.

Style: Flanders Red Ale (w/ Elderberries, Cherries)
Availability: 8.5oz Cans
Debut: March, 2017

4.2% ABV

Posted in New Beers, Urban Family Brewing
Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Stone Brewing Co., Videos

Stone’s Newest: Collective Distortion IPA

Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) has released their newest collaboration – Collective Distortion IPA.

This new IPA is a musical collaboration, led by Stone’s brewmaster Mitch Steele (a guitarist in Stone’s house band The Flocculators), rock guitarist Keri Kelli (of Alice Cooper & Skid Row) and Kyle Hollingsworth (String Cheese Incident). The musicians created a double IPA brewed with elderberries, and coriander.

“Never being the one to be complacent, I said to the guys, ‘Let’s make the biggest, baddest, beast of an IPA we can using some hops new to Stone and a few interesting ingredients without trying to reinvent the wheel,’” Kelli recalls. “I think we really brought the hammer down and cranked this one up! One sip of this beast and you will taste the unforgiving nectar of the gods that is Collective Distortion IPA!”

Stone Collective Distortion IPA is available for a limited time in 22oz bombers, draft. Drink it within 90 days of the release to get the full flavor of this beer.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Elderberries, Coriander)
Hops: Nugget, Comet, Calypso and Vic’s Secret

Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. One time release.
Markets: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT and WA

9.3% ABV, 90 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Collaborates with Musicians in New Imperial IPA

Music and craft beer are on a roll. There are so many brewers collaborating with musicians. Coming soon to Stone Brewing Co.’s Collaboration Series is Collective Distortion IPA. This future offering is the brainchild of Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident, and Keri Kelli of Alice Cooper. Together they created an imperial IPA brewed with elderberries and coriander.

In bringing together artisans front disparate aural planes, one might expect an offbeat, feedback-warned cacophony,shrill to the point of unlistenable. Yet, by inviting Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist for eclectic, Jam-prone sextet, The String Cheese Incident, and Karl Kelli, wailing rock guitarist of Slice Cooper fame, we were able to make truly beautiful music. Turns out, these musicians have a great deal in common, both with each other and with Stone. We all enjoy turning things up toll, and that is represented in this collaborative offering, an imperial India pale ale ably backed by Nugget, Comet and Calypso hops, and amplified care of a generous dry-hopping with Vic’s Secret, a new Australian hop, adding citrus and tropical fruit oomph.To give this modern masterpiece some soulful, classic character, we traced the roots of brewing to the days when Old World herbs were used to spice beers, adding in coriander and, a first for us, elderberries. To stand up to that sumptuous spice and blaring bitterness, we added golden naked oats, which are lightly roasted and add body and enhanced mouthf eel to the brew like a steady, unbreakable backbeat to an incendiary ram solo. Sit back, crank the volume and get lost in this operatic incarnation of genres combined in the name of invention.

Kyle Hollingsworth has done another craft heer collaboration with Boulder Beer Company – Hoopla. Look for Stone Collective Distortion IPA in 22oz bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Elderberries, Coriander)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft
Arrival: TBA

9.2% ABV


Posted in Beer News, Magic Hat Brewing

Magic Hat Adds Elderbetty to Can Lineup

Golden Haze for Summer Daze – Magic Hat Elder Betty will hit the shelves in cans this summer next to its brother #9. Expect to see cans of both throughout the Magic Hat distribution areas. No official launch date has been set forcans yet so stay tuned.

Style: Hefeweizen (w/ Elderberries)
Availability: 12oz bottles, 12 oz cans, draft
Arrival: Now Shipping

5.5% ABV 

Posted in Allagash Brewing

Allagash Respect Your Elderberries

Allagash Respect Your ElderberriesNew from Allagash Brewing (Portland, ME) Respect Your Elderberries.  An oak aged ale brewed with elderberries.

Availability: Draft only, as of 4/22/12
Arrival: TBA

7.9% ABV