In honor of Valentine’s Day, (or in this case the day after Valentines), meet Red Brick Table For One.
This limited run of 22-ounce bottles features an imperial porter aged in bourbon barrels with both chocolate and cherries. Bottles are $15 dollars each.
Red Brick Table For One is a brewery release only.
Southern Tier Brewing Company will add to their limited edition Blackwater Series – Plum Noir Imperial Porter. This brew features Italian plums and will be shipping to distributors this week.
“Plums are a diverse group of species, somewhere between 19 and 40 depending on who you ask. We’re only concerned with what we consider the best to brew with, Prunus cocomilia. The Italian plum has a beautiful dark skin color and the flesh is perfect for fermentation.”
Style: Imperial Porter (w/ Italian plums)
Availability: 22oz bottles
Arrival: Coming Soon
The brewing talent at Odell Brewing (Fort Collins, CO) are working on fusing the beer & wine world with Amuste, a porter. The dark brew has not only grape juice in the brewing process, but is also aged in wine barrels.
Must is to wine as wort is to beer; the primordial ooze, the source and foundation, that feeds the process of fermentation we all love so much. Amuste is the culmination of a two year endeavor to marry these two fuels into the same fire. An imperial porter aged in oak wine barrels accented with juice from Tempranillo grapes grown on the western slope of Colorado, this harmonic combination is truly, a must.
SweetWater Brewing’s latest beer from the side project/experimental/one off/reserve/specialty series has shipped. Bombers are hitting shelves, with draft not far behind. A special release party is headed your way too for those near Atlanta.
Mean Joe Bean is a hat tilt to the famous footballer Mean Joe Green. SweetWater & their real gift from writing describes this beer
“Rodger the Dodger and his Imperial Porter bone offense didn’t stand a bat wing’s chance once we dipped our Nicaraguan bean sack through his facemask! We blindsided his 8.5% Alc/Vol jock strap back to the fields to pick more beans, resulting in this Immaculate con-Catch-tion of intense forearm shivers of chocolate malt, a body like the Bus and blitzes of gridiron hops, all clothes lined by intense coffee overtones. It’s so good that you’ll need your terrible towel to wipe the tears”
On Friday, March 4th, 2011 a release party will be held at Deckard’s American Tavern in downtown Atlanta. The party will feature Mean Joe Bean, both on draft and and beer engine. The “Dirty Nekkid” coffee that was used in beer will be available for those wanting to compare. Party kicks off at 6:30 pm. Expect some specialty glassware giveaways, and a drawing for Brew Your Cask Off tickets.
Availability: 22oz Bombers, draft. 1 time Dank Tank release. (for now)
FULL PRESS RELEASE:
HAVE A BEAN AND A SMILE!
MEAN JOE BEAN DEBUTS AT DECKARD’S AMERICAN TAVERN
SweetWater Brewery’s Dank Tank Unleashes THIS FRIDAY — March 4th at 6:30 pm
ATLANTA — Football season never ends at SweetWater, hence the release of Mean Joe Bean, a bean-to-beer experiment and the latest in the rarely released randomness dubbed their Dank Tank series. These creations emerge from SweetWater’s dark side — brewed only when the itch gets so bad, they just have to scratch it – and they are few and far between.
Mean Joe Bean will be available in 22 ounce bottles and on draft. But, Brewniversity fans need to act fast because this will be off the field before you know it, with only the jersey off its back as a souvenir; it is the perfect pint for the porter drinker and coffee lover in all of us. The first “75” guests to order a Mean Joe Bean at Deckard’s American Tavern on Friday, March 4th beginning at 6:30pm will get a limited edition Dank Tank unique stemmed glass, and SweetWater will have a unique cask version of Mean Joe Bean from head brewer Nick Nock poured through the beer engine that night as well.
Staying true to their local roots, SweetWater brewers partnered with Atlanta coffee favorites JavaVino, located in the Highlands, to create this Imperial Porter brewed with coffee beans. This coffee and wine house brings in their signature coffee from Nicaragua and is produced by co-owner Heddy KÃ¼hl’s family. The KÃ¼hl Family picks the coffee beans, exports, imports, roasts and brews them right in Atlanta. For more on JavaVino and their sixth generation family coffee farm visit www.javavino.com. Steve and Heddy will be onsite at Deckard’s American Tavern with their “Dirty Nekkid Lady” coffee which was used in the brewing process.
As the name suggests, the tale of this beer is legendary. As their creative sense of history touts, “Rodger the Dodger and his Imperial Porter bone offense didn’t stand a bat wing’s chance once we dipped our Nicaraguan bean sack through his facemask! We blindsided his 8.5% Alc/Vol jock strap back to the fields to pick more beans, resulting in this Immaculate con-Catch-tion of intense forearm shivers of chocolate malt, a body like the Bus and blitzes of gridiron hops, all clothes lined by intense coffee overtones. It’s so good that you’ll need your terrible towel to wipe the tears.”
And speaking of craft beer, join SweetWater Brewing Company March 5th for their second annual Brew Your Cask Off. Visitwww.brewyourcaskoff.com for info and tickets. SweetWater will also be giving away two passes to this year’s Brew Your Cask Off during their MJB launch party — drawing for the passes will be at 8pm, but don’t sweat it if you don’t win the passes, there will be other goodies given away from the brewery celebrating their newest beer throughout the night. No reservations necessary, strap on your helmet and we’ll see you at Deckard’s American Tavern.
Deckard’s American Tavern is located at 650 Ponce De Leon Avenue, #800B, Atlanta, GA 30308. For more information call 404-941-3520 or visit www.kitchenandkegs.com.
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The next up in SweetWater Brewing’s Dank Tank is an imperial porter dubbed “Mean Joe Bean”. The peeps over at SweetWater are keeping it local by using coffee from Java Vino in Poncey-Highlands in Atlanta. JavaVino is not your usual coffee house. They are the “evolution of the traditional coffee house”. JV combines two beverage flavor adventures under one roof – coffee & wine.
JavaVino offers coffee & wines all over the world and boasts a true “seed-to cup experience”. Their favorite beans are grown by Heddy KÃ¼hl the co-owner’s family in Nicaragua. The KÃ¼hl Family picks the coffee beans, exports, imports, roasts and brews them on site at Java Vino.
SweetWater and Java Vino are bringing you a true bean-to beer experience. The beans in Mean Joe Bean are from JV’s “Dirty Nekkid” series, specifically – “Dirty Nekkid Man”. Dubbed “Nekkid” (the Southern derivation of “naked”) because the natural sugar isn’t stripped off the beans in the natural process. The result is a semi-sweet, bold cup off coffee.
Something even more interesting about this new Dank Tank release is that the beans were actually soaked in the whirlpool for about 5 minutes, really enhancing the coffee flavor. I’m already thirsty for it.
Style: Imperial Porter
Arrival: February 2011
I had the pleasure of speaking with brewer Kurt Kroll this morning about Heavy Seas’s upcoming release of “Smoke on the Water.” Smoke is an imperial porter with a touch of smoke. It debuts on cask tomorrow at Cypress Street for the FIRST TIME on the east coast!!! According to Heavy Seas, Atlanta will have a taste of this new beer even before Baltimore, Maryland (Heavy Seas home) will. Feel special yet? (You better! Start making plans.)
The Mutiny Fleet is a lot like a side project series for Heavy Seas Brewing. Actually its more a like a showcase – a spotlight where brewers can show off. Kurt Kroll designed this recipe; Smoke on the Water is his baby. In addition, Kurt is the artistic talent behind the Mutiny Fleet labels. (Personal interjection: Kurt, they are badass.) Smoke is first and foremost a porter. It was brewed at lower gravity in order to dry it out a bit on back end, giving the beer a bit more porter character. The smoke is subtle. Intentionally being a touch, not a flavor blast. Smoked rauch malt was used for this recipe – no liquid malt.
Hops – German Noble hop strains. No aroma hops used
Malts – Smoked Rauch Malts from Germany
Availability – 22 oz bomber bottles (being bottled at Heavy Seas today) Draft offerings, but unspecified. Cask
Again, this beer debuts tomorrow on gravity cask at Cypress Street, part of Beer Geek Tuesday
Cypress Street, 7pm
Ste E125, 817 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308
Special thanks to Kurt Kroll, and Kelly at Heavy Seas for their time!!!