New Belgium Brewing will be debuting a new year round offering, Snapshot, in February 2014.
This new wheat beer offering is actually a blend of two beers. The first is traditionally fermented with an ale yeast. The second is actually fermented with lactobacillus, which gives the beer slightly tart undertone.
…The beer opens with a citrus note from Target hops, coriander and grains of paradise, then gives way to malty smoothness and a refreshing tart snap at the finish.
Snapshot will debut in both 12oz bottles, 12oz cans, and draft. Look for a multi-city beer tour surrounding the launch to be announced soon.
Style: Wheat Ale (w/ Grains of Paradise, Coriander)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 22oz Bottles, 12oz Cans, Draft
Arrival: February, 2014
Night Shift Brewing (Somerville, MA) has released Seaglass Session Ale on tap and bottles. The coastal brewery created a low ABV ale Himalayan pink salt and Hawaiian lava salt, plus grains of paradise for bite. The beer should give you a feeling of drinking in the sea breeze. This is a year round offering.
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The latest Lips of Faith beer from New Belgium is a collaboration with Red Rock Brewing called Paardebloem. As you can assume by the picture, this strong ale is brewed with dandelions along with peach juice and grains of paradise.
Using dandelion greens to bitter a Belgian-style ale blossomed from out brewers collaborating with Red Rock Brewing. This being our sixth interpretation together since 2008. Expect a wonderfully complex ale fermented with wild Belgian yeast and blended with just a touch of w0od-aged beer. Bitterness imparted from dandelion greens and grains of paradise will have you blowing wishes for sips.
Style: Belgian Strong Ale (w/ Peach Juice, Grains of Paradise, Dandelion Greens, Partially Oak Aged)
Availability: 22oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: Coming Soon
In a collaboration with Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland, Victory will be brewing a beer style thought to be extinct in the United States. Kennett Ale was inspired by a ghost advertisement on the side of a wall in Cleveland and will be a re-creation of a style of beer originating in the Kennet/Reading region of England.
The brew uses English and German malts and is spiced with coriander, grains of paradise, and a bit of Piment d’Esplette peppers and brown sugar creating a 19th century style amber strong ale. A batch has been brewed at each brewery and will be available draft only starting April 2nd at Victory and April 4th at Market Garden.
Style: English Strong Ale
Availability: Draft only
Arrival: April, 2013
Alright Game of Thrones fans the wait is over. Ommegang’s first release in the series Iron Throne is now available in their entire distribution footprint.
Blonde Ale with malty sweetness and a touch of fruity spiciness, noble hop aromas, and notes of citrus. Suitable to serve to kings, or the pretenders to the iron throne.
Style: Blonde Ale (w/ Lemon Peel, Grains Of Paradise)
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft
Arrival: Now Available
The beer formerly known as Weyerbacher Blanche, is now known as White Sun Wit. Sun will seaonally return in April.
White Sun Wit (4.6% ABV) is a crisp and hazy Belgian-Style Wit. White Sun Wit is Weyerbacher’s thirst-quenching spring and early summer ale. The nose has a light spiciness from the coriander, orange peel, grains of paradise, and star anise. The palate reveals a mild, refreshing and effervescent wheat beer that finishes with just a hint of tartness. Available from April through July. Enjoy!
Style: Witbier (w/ Coriander, Orange Peel, Grains Of Paradise, Star Anise)
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: April -July, Seasonally