Champion Brewing (Charlottesville, VA) released Fruitbasket Double IPA today.
Fruitbasket is brewed with grapefruit, blood orange, plus Mosaic hops. The beer was released today in 22oz, waxed bombers, and limited draft.
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Wax capped.
8% ABV, 70 IBUs
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Duclaw Morgazm Grapefruit Zested Blonde Ale got its start about two years ago as a cask at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore. It was named Morgazm, and kicked in about 30 minutes.
Why Morgazm? The beer is name for one of the brewery employees – Morgan Schell. Thanks to the new location and bigger capacity, Duclaw Morgazm is now in full production.
Style: Blonde Ale (w/ Grapefruit)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Arrival: Week of May 12th, 2014
Southern Tier Brewing (Lakewood, NY) has a new Belgian-style IPA coming your way. Tier de Garde celebrates the teamwork of tandem biking, or for that matter, tandem drinking, with a hoppy offering with grapefruit peel.
Being on the street at bicycle pace is an experiential way of seeing the world. All senses are tuned. Every revolution moves the rider closer to the destination. Pedaling with friends is a social event and an exercise in teamwork. Similarly, the ingredients in the bottle work together to reach an end. This big bottle is an easy invitation to raise a glass in celebration.
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Golden Road Brewing (Los Angeles, CA) has been on fire since they day they launched the brewery. The all-can brewery has a core lineup that includes Point The Way IPA, Get Up Off of That Brown, Golden Road Hefeweizen, Cabrillo Kolsch, Wolf Among Weeds IPA, and 329 Days of Sun Lager.
Coming soon to cans in a “collaborative effort” is Golden Road Saison Pamplemousse. “Pamplemousse” means grapefruit, which in true sunny California fashion, is brewed with the citrus fruit.
More info to come on the “collaborative” aspect Golden Road Saison Pamplemousse.
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Odell Brewing (Fort Collins, CO) has announced another release of their Footprint RegionAle. The beer is made with ingredients sourced from each state in the brewery’s distribution footprint. The first release of Footprint was 2012.
A total of 11 states create Footprint RegionAle. The ingredient rundown look like this:
- Colorado – Hops & Barley
- Arizona – Prickly Pear Juice
- Idaho – Hops & Barley
- Kansas – Wheat
- Minnesota – Wild Rice
- Missouri – Oak Barrels
- Nebraska – Corn
- New Mexico – Green Chilies
- South Dakota – Barley & Honey
- Texas – Grapefruit Juice
- Wyoming – Wheat
“We added a new state to our footprint this year, so we had to add a new ingredient,” said pilot brewing and barrel aging manager, Brent Cordle. “Texas grapefruit was a scrumptious addition to this year’s beer.”
Odell Footprint RegionAle releases at a party at the brewery on April 19th, 2014. 750ml bottles will ship to all 11 states above shortly after.
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Love it when craft brewers collaborate? Then get behind this. Alaska’s Anchorage Brewing and Jolly Pumpkin (Dexter, MI) have created Calabaza Boreal.
Keeping with Jolly Pumpkin’s tradition of funky beer, this Belgian style beer is aged in oak barrels with grapefruit, grapefruit juice, and peppercorns. The name is a mash up of the two brewery’s identities – “boreal” or northern region and “calabaza” meaning pumpkin.
When introspection fails, it’s time to look outward for inspiration. Perhaps Northward! One of the people who inspired me this past year is my friend Gabe Fletcher. of Anchorage Brewing Co. We brewed this beer together. I hope it inspires you.
Jolly Pumpkin & Anchorage Calabaza Boreal will be available in 750ml bottles.
Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Grapefruit, Grapefruit juice, Peppercorns.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Shandy season draws closer. Leading shandy maker Leinenkugel’s has pushed back their production into March to keep up with demand. That’s on top of adding a few more shandy flavors into the mix.
Massachussetts craft brewer Harpoon is adding on to their UFO series with the addition of Big Squeeze Shandy.
Big Squeeze combines the flavor of grapefruit and beer for a refreshing 4.5% beverage. Harpoon will package it in both cans, bottles and draft.
Style: Shandy (w/ Grapefruit)
Availability: 12oz Cans, 12oz Bottles, Draft