Topic Archives: Herbed/Spice Beer

Posted in Sierra Nevada, Don't Miss This, The Bruery

Sierra Nevada Raspberry Sundae Ale, with The Bruery

Sierra Nevada The Bruery Raspberry Sundae bottle

Sierra Nevada Raspberry Sundae Ale can be found in the new Beer Camp Around the World mixed pack – a collaboration with The Bruery.

The Bruery’s Andrew Bell calls this an oddball beer. The ice cream inspired Raspberry Sundae Ale is standout in Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across the World box. To the point where you’re not sure whether you want to drink it first or last.

Raspberry Sundae Ale is brewed with raspberries, cacao nibs, and vanilla plus a touch of lactose for a bit of creaminess. You’ll every one of those flavors, but nicely retrained. A beer like this is supposed to bring a raspberry sundae to mind while drinking, even compliment the actual dessert. Not be a substitute for it.

Sierra Nevada and The Bruery’s Raspberry Sundae Ale creation is just one of 12 tasting adventures you’ll find in the Beer Camp Around the World box. Hitting shelves now.

Style: Herb/Spice Ale (w/ Raspberry, Vanilla Beans, Cocoa. Lactose.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Mixed Pack only.
Debut: Late May/June, 2017

8% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Left Hand Brewing, Coming Soon

Left Hand Good JuJu reappears in cans this spring

Left Hand Good JuJu can

Left Hand Good JuJuthe brewery’s crisp, ginger forward offering, will be available in cans in 2017.

In the fall of 2016, Left Hand Brewing released Milk Stout and Fade to Black in cans for the first time. The canned format is quite popular, prompting the Colorado based brewery to expand canned offerings in 2017.

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In 2013, Left Hand Good JuJu’s recipe was tweaked to include a heavy dose of ginger. You can thank the acquisition of an industrial juicer for that change.

A little Juju voodoo – fresh ginger kisses the lithe malty body, copulating with the hop in this pale ale ancestor.

Expect 12 ounce cans of Left Hand Good JuJu on shelves nationally in May, 2017

Style: Herb/Spice Ale (w/ Ginger)
Hops: Centennial, US Goldings and Sterling
Malts: Pale 2-row, Munich, Crystal and Flaked Barley

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. May-July
Debut (Cans): May, 2017

4.5% ABV

Posted in Flying Dog Brewing, Don't Miss This

Flying Dog Saw Bones, because Civil War amputations sucked

Flying Dog Saw Bones

Flying Dog Saw Bones, dubbed a ginger table beer, has hit shelves for those near the brewery.

As a kid, my parents took my sister and I to nearly every single Civil War battlefield imaginable. Flying Dog Brewery, located in Frederick, Maryland, has one (Monocacy Battlefield) plus an deeper history. The town is right on the Mason-Dixon line, and was home to both the Union and Confederate soldiers during the war. As you can imagine from such a bloody war, there were a lot of wounded. Frederick’s Mercy Street became a bit of a medical ground zero for both sides.

Civil War medicine was rudimentary – lacking penicillin, and anesthesia was limited to ether and chloroform (nothing like today), soldiers would have to bite down on sticks, or bullets, while the doctor literally sawed through their bones for an amputation. (No penicillin means infection. It was better to cut and live, than suffer sepsis and death.)

Often a ginger and lemon “cure-all” was used by doctors to treat patients. Ginger was used to fight gangrene. In that same vein, Flying Dog Saw Bones is born. Enlisting the help of their hometown’s National Museum of Civil War Medicine, a ginger-lemon Belgian-style table beer.

Ginger and lemon take center stage on this crisp Belgian-style table beer. Clean on the palette with subtle hints of spice and malt coming through on the finish, this is just what the doctor ordered

The light and crisp, low ABV beer is available all summer for your non-medical needs. Perhaps when you drink one you might pour a little out for those that had no option but the saw to remove a limb. Perhaps thank Alexander Fleming for penicillin as well. Dude deserves a beer.

A special release party is planned for June 10th at Flying Dog. The party includes musket loading demonstration and a “live” amputation.

Style: Herb/Spice Beer (w/ Ginger, Lemon)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Summer seasonal
Debut: June, 2016

4.7% ABV


Posted in Alaskan Brewing Company, Coming Soon

Alaskan Cran-Spruce Ale, A Rough Draft Export Offering

Alaskan Cran-Spruce Ale

Alaskan Cran-Spruce Ale takes aim at bottles in the near future. Cran-Spruce Ale is a part of the brewery’s Rough Draft Export Series. Each offering is a small batch, experimental offering.

Alaskan Cran-Spruce Ale is brewed with cranberries and spruce tips. The brewery has not officially announced this beer yet.

Style: Herb/Spice Beer (w/ Cranberries, Spruce Tips)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: TBA

5.2% ABV

Note: This is a “first look” preview. Details are subject to change at anytime by the brewery. 

Posted in Left Hand Brewing, New Releases

Left Hand Great JuJu Ships

Left Hand Great JuJu Imperial Ginger

When Left Hand Brewing (Longmont, CO) has just released their seasonal JuJu Ginger again for the spring, and with it comes and an imperial counterpart.

Left Hand Great JuJu has made draft appearances on as a part of the brewery’s Ambidextrous Series. Building off its success and very positive feedback, Left Hand Great JuJu has found its way to 22oz bottles..

Good JuJu’s Voodoo goes imperial with a spicy ginger aroma and a mischievously balanced potion of sweet heat and caramel candy. Once beguiled by the master, this amber will take you to places.

For both Good and Great, 3307 lbs of ginger were juiced and added during steeping with the remaining pulp added to the wort. Left Hand Good Juju is available now in 12oz bottles, and Left Hand Great JuJu is available in limited quantities now in 22oz bottles.

Style: Herb/Spice Ale (w/ Ginger)
Availability: 22oz bottles, Draft. Limited release.
Arrival: Late-March, 2015

7.2% ABV

Posted in Blue Moon Brewing, New Releases

Blue Moon’s Latest Creation: Cinnamon Horchata Ale

Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale

Blue Moon Brewing has released Cinnamon Horchata Ale. The beer is inspired by milk based cinnamon drink.

For this beer, our brewmaster reached back to his roots and found inspiration in the traditional agua de horchata. Our cinnamon-spiced ale is his interpretation of this delicious Latin beverage.  It’s brewed with natural long-grain rice for a creamy texture to complement flavors of cinnamon, making it the perfect treat for a get-together with friends.

Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale is available in 12oz/6 packs in New York, California, Texas and Denver. Nationwide in the Winter Sampler Pack.

Style: Herb/Spice Beer
Hops: Sterling
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Long Grain Rice

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal

5.9% ABV

Image via Blue Moon

Posted in 10 Barrel Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Releases, Widmer Brothers Brewing

Widmer Brothers & 10 Barrel Brewing Create “Fizz”

Widmer 10 Barrel Fizz

Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland, OR) celebrates 30 years of craft brewing with a series of collaborations. The third collab is with 10 Barrel Brewing out of Bend, Oregon.

Meet Widmer Fizz, an interesting hybrid beer. Fizz is brewed with Meyer lemons, fresh ginger, and finished with champagne yeast. The result is an effervescent, bubby, summer offering.

“We got together with the 10 Barrel team, and they helped push this beer way out of the box,” said Ben Dobler, innovation brewer at Widmer Brothers Brewing. “We’re calling Fizz a ‘spritzer-style ale’ because the beer was inspired by spritzer champagne cocktails, and we feel like it’s a great description of what the beer actually delivers. The champagne yeast, Meyer lemon, and fresh ginger give it a really refreshing summertime taste.”

Widmer Brothers Fizz will be available in limited quantities in 22oz bottles, and draft.

Style: Herbed/Spice Beer (w/ Ginger, Lemons)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Distribution: Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Minneapolis, NYC, Boston, Philadelphia

5.5% ABV, 20 IBUs