Crispin 15 Men, the cidery’s first ever rum barrel-aged cider, releases in early October.
Crispin 15 Men alludes to the classic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island, and is set to punctuate the taste buds with thoughts of pirates, buried treasure, and swashbuckling adventure.
The mixture of Colfax apple wine was aged in dark rum barrels, and then topped off with wildflower honey and dark candied syrup.
Crispin 15 Men is a limited small batch cider, a part of the cidery’s “Barrel Aged Limited Releases” in 22 ounce bottles beginning in October.
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Troegs Brewing Co. is teasing a new offering in their coveted “Elf” series this week. Here in July, the brewery has already released Naked Elf, the base beer for October’s release – Mad Elf once again. Troegs Mad Elf is a Belgian-style strong ale is brewed with honey, and cherries.
Troegs Wild Elf is coming soon. A wild/sour edition of the perennial favorite, aged in the brewery’s wood foeders.
Enter the #foeder! These sour cherries are about to join the party inside the wood. #WildElf
No mention of Troegs Wild Elf release. Our best guess is that it will arrive near the October – December range, close to Mad Elf’s return.
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Burnt Hickory Mudhoney was first brewed in 2011 as a tribute to the band. Now, the brewery has released new round of bottles.
In case you find yourself unaware of Mudhoney, the band got its start in Seattle in the late 80’s. They were first signed to SubPop Records (same label that signed Nirvana.) Their debut EP was Superfuzz Bigmuff.
Burnt Hickory Mudhoney is an American Brown Ale brewed with honey. Now available in 22oz bottles.
Almanac Valencia Gold is headed to bottles in the near future. Embodying some of the best products of California, Almanac Valencia Gold uses orange blossom honey, and Valencia oranges. Sounds like beaches and sunlight.
Valencia Gold is an aromatic Belgian-style ale that celebrates the vibrant and pioneering history of San Francisco’s sunny Mission District. This imperial ale is brewed with fragrant orange blossom honey and fresh Valencia Oranges from California’s Central Valley and dry-hopped with tangerine-scented Mandarina Bavaria hops. Pour this pure California sunshine into your favorite tulip glass and enjoy with fresh Dungeness Crab or winter citrus salads. ¡Salud
Almanac Valencia Gold has already made draft appearances for San Francisco Beer Week. 22oz bottles will release in the near future.
Bell’s Hopslam is nearly ready to be released. The brewery has reached out to answer a few questions ahead of launch.
Q: Is there more this year?
A: We try to brew more every year, although it will still be limited.
Q: When/where will Hopslam be available?
A: As with all of our beers, that too will also depend on when our distributors from each area are able to pick it up at our brewery, then deliver it to its final destination. Hopslam will make its way to all states we currently distribute to including southern California (but only in Imperial and San Diego counties this year).
Here is how shipping schedules breakdown by state (please note, this is when shipping begins).
Week of Jan. 12: Michigan and Missouri
Week of Jan. 19: Virginia, Washington DC, North Carolina, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania and California
Week of Jan. 26: Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Puerto Rico and Arizona
Week of Feb. 2: Minnesota, North Dakota and Indiana
Other ways to get this year’s Hopslam –
• Check our website’s Event Calendar for Hopslam events (we will be adding them as details are finalized).
• Our Beer Finder: Please keep in mind, the beer will have to travel first to our distributors and then make its way to bars, restaurants and retailers. Please be patient when checking with your local establishment and remember to call ahead before heading out the door.
Q: Will there be Hopslam mini-kegs?
A: Sorry, no mini-kegs this year.
Q: Can I buy a keg for my home bar/kegerator?
A: (Again) Sorry, no. As in past years, all kegs are reserved for bars and restaurants. We want to be able to spread as much of this beer to as many people as possible.
Q: Can I save or cellar this beer for later/when a friend from out of town visits/other special occasion?
A: There are some beers that we brew that are meant to be cellared, Expedition Stout and Third Coast Old Ale for instance. Hopslam is not one of those.
Hopslam is meant to be enjoyed as fresh as possible. Please drink it.
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