This collaboration is a big one, perfect for a winter release. The two breweries created an imperial stout, aged in both whiskey barrels and brandy barrels, with figs and dates. After blending into the finishing tanks, Bamburana was then aged again on Amburana wood spirals. Amburna is a tropical tree native to Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru.
“We were pleasantly surprised with the vanilla and gingerbread spice nuances this South American wood contributed into the finished beer and look forward to putting this delicious beer in front of folks,” said Wayne Wambles of Cigar City Brewing
Oskar Blues Cigar City Bamburana is a national release in 12-ounce cans and draft starting in mid-January, 2019.
Debut: Mid-January 2019
A winter sibling to the ever-changing Fluxus release, Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016 debuts this month.
For the winter season Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016 will start a new tradition beginning with this Belgian-style stout brewed with figs.
The taste of Hibernal Fluxus straddles the rift between roasty and sweet with notes of bitter baking chocolate, espresso, biscuit mall, and mocha a chewv creamy inauguration of a new tradition.
Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016 is a 750 milliliter bottle release. A portion of the proceeds from Fluxus will go to local groups helping Maine families keep their heat on during the winter. The beer debuts at the brewery on November 11th, with full distribution to follow shortly after.
Availability: 750ml Bottles
21st Amendment El Camino (Un) Real, a three way collaboration with Firestone Walker and Stone Brewing will soon return.
The last time the world saw this collaboration was in 2011, when Stone Brewing released 12 ounce bottles of the unique beer. El Camino (Un) Real is a dark ale, brewed with fennel seeds, chia seeds, peppercorns and figs.
The name plays a massive importance in this beer. El Camino Real is a 600 mile stretch of road in California that connects 21 Spanish Missions. Missionaries and Native Americans grew crops like chia and fennel along the stretch. 21st Amendment El Camino (Un) Real brings three California breweries together in one can, plus a little history to boot.
Offering a glimpse into what many feel is the “real” California, the El Camino Real wends through the state’s coastline, mountains, fertile farming valleys, and traffic-heavy urban and suburban areas. And of course, you’ll also find the 21 California Missions, reminders of Father Junípero Serra’s and the Spanish missionaries’ attempts to convert the indigenous California residents to Catholicism.
21st Amendment El Camino (Un) Real is a 12 ounce can and draft release. Cans debuted at the brewery’s taproom the week of October 17th. National distribution to follow.
9.5% ABV, 76 IBUs
Flying Dog Brewery partnered with Baltimore based Otterbein’s Bakery last year, and created cookie themed/based beers for the 2014 holiday season.
The Flying Dog Holiday Collection 2015 features four new cookie-inspired beers. This year’s beer and cookie combos include:
- Citrus Saison with Sugar Cookies
- Belgian Pale Ale with Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cranberry IPA with Lemon Cookies
- Fig and Fennel Stout with Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Flying Dog Holiday Collection 2015 will be available in 12 packs, in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia. Tap room visitors can have a first taste on November 5th.
Orpheus Barrel Aged Sykophantes will be available in bottles on September 3rd. This will be the Atlanta, Georgia’s 3rd bottle release.
Orpheus Barrel Aged Sykophantes is the brewery’s fig sour, aged in cognac barrels. Regular Orpheus Sykophantes has previously been released.
In ancient Greece, “showing the fig” was a vulgar hand gesture, and Sykophantes means “one who shows the fig”. Earthy and full of dark fruit flavor from hundreds of pounds of figs and dark candy syrup, but with a sourness that cuts the gentle sweetness, Sykophantes is our fall beer.
Orpheus Barrel Aged Sykophantes will be available in 22 ounce bottles on September 3rd, along with Orpheus The 12th Labor (bourbon barrel aged imperial stout). The brewery’s first bottle also released this month, Wandering Blues.
Mikkeller Crooked Moon Tattoo
The idea for this new offering started with an episode of “BBQ with Franklin” that focused on exploring the use of smoke in beer. Jester King took the idea a bit further by adding figs to the brew to impart the flavors of Franklin’s BBQ pits.
Texas figs were heat and cold smoked at Franklin Barbecue. Some were partially charred to impart a burnt flavor to the beer.
Jester King Figlet was brewed in July, 2014, then fermented for four months. Near the end of the stainless steel portion of fermentation, smoked figs were added to Figlet and allowed to re-ferment. As the sugars were broken down, the smoky aromas brought the finished flavor to a new level.
Figlet will available by the glass at the brewery, and in 750ml bottles.