Topic Archives: Pears

Posted in Beer News, Don't Miss This, Monday Night Brewing

Got Tickets? To the Monday Night Gun Show…

Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, GA) will follow up their recent Bed Head Coffee IPA release with a new Belgian-style offering, Gun Show.

Those local to Atlanta have probably noticed that Gun Show, and it’s various iterations, have already been on tap at the brewery for a little while. Monday Night Gun Show is a Belgian-style golden ale, brewed with honey and pears. Take it from us who have already had it. It’s crazy good, and sneaky. You don’t know you’re drinking an 8% beer.

When was the last time you hit the gym? Do you even lift, bro? This is a beer you need to work for. A rich gold in color, like the weightlifting medal you wished you’d won, this spicy Belgian-style golden ale has been infused with pears. Be warned – the residual sugars, while deliciously reminiscent of fresh honey, mean that you should only drink this beer on your cheat day. So get back to the gym and work it, bro. I bet I can bench more than you. Let’s go. 

Look for Monday Night Gun Show in 22oz bombers, and draft for a limited time.

Style: Belgian-style Strong Ale (w/ Honey, Pears)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Arrival: TBA

8% ABV

Read more: Monday Night Black Tie Series

Posted in Colorado Cider Company, New Releases

Colorado Cider Releases Two

Colorado Cider Company has just released two new ciders in their home state.

Pearsnickety a seasonal perry made with Colorado-grown pears, serves up fresh pear aromas, sweet pear flavors and a lingering, rain-washed finish. This extra-pale winter offering is made in the fall from tons of golden Bartlett pears produced by growers in Colorado’s famed Grand Valley.

Cherry Glider is a new version of Colorado Cider’s popular Glider Cider that’s made with Colorado apples and enhanced with (but not overtaken by) tart cherries. 

“Like all of our ciders,” says founder Brad Page, “we ferment Pearsnickety to just-about dryness. This accents the fruit flavors, reins in the sugars, and conjures up Pearsnickety’s earthy finish and Western Slope terroir. “

Colorado Cider Company recently finished an expansion, allowing them to grow from 25,000 gallons to 75,000 gallons annually.

Style: Cider (w/ Pears, Cherries)
Availability: 22oz Bottles

Posted in Half Acre Brewing, New Releases, Short's Brewing

Short’s Brewing Captain Fantasy Collaboration Is A Fan Fav

Short’s Brewing’s 2013 Fan’s Choice beer is Captain Fantasy, a collaboration with Half Acre Brewing Company out of Chicago. The first edition of this collaboration dates back to 2011.

For this collaboration, the breweries chose a saison, and added pears and Sorachi Ace hops.

The result is a lighter bodied ale with a pale goldenrod color and subtle haze. Satisfying aromas of nutmeg and spice blend with bright fruity hop fragrances. A lively amount of carbonation cleanses and refreshes while leading into flavors of sweet pear, tart lemon, and pleasant herbal subtleties. The overall fruitiness is abruptly interrupted by an assertive hop bitterness that dominates the finish, turning noticeably dry.

Captain Fantasy is now available throughout Michigan

Style: Saison (w/ Pears)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Limited Draft

6.7% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Widmer Brothers Brewing

Widmer Brothers Releases New Pear Offering

Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portlandia) has just released a new offering featuring fresh pears.

It’s craft beer beer, so you know those are local pears. Oregon based USA Pears provided the fruits Widmer needed to celebrate the fall Oregon bounty. Interestingly, this is the first time the brewery’s 10 barrel pilot facility has bottled a beer for commercial consumption.
Krystal Pear is the official beer of this year’s Bon Appétit presents Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty, a four-day festival celebrating Oregon’s culinary culture with top Oregon chefs, along with nationally recognized chefs and food influencers.

The beer is a limited to Portland, Oregon area only.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Pears)
Hops: Alchemy, Mosiac
Malts: Pale, Wheat
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Limited Oregon release

5.8% ABV, 12 IBUs

Posted in Elysian Brewing

Elyisan Adds Spiced Pear to Oddlands Series


The newest addition to Elysian Brewing’s Oddland Series will be Spiced Pear Ale. This unique ale was brewed with pears, Yakima Cascade and Czech Saaz hops, and finished with a bit of cumin and cardamom for an exotic Asian-fusion flavor. Expect to see this starting July 15 2013 as well as at the Oregon Brewers Festival July 24-28 in Portland.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Pear, Cumin, and Cardamom)
Availability: 22 oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: July 15, 2013

6.25% ABV

Posted in Beer News, Dogfish Head, New Releases

VID: Delaware Native Ale Uses States 1st Honorary Yeast Strain

Delaware now has an honorary yeast strain.  As you can probably imagine, it has something to do with Sam Calagione and Dogfish Head.  

Calagione wanted to create a true Delaware state collaboration.

“Wouldn’t it be neat if in Delaware, we put together a project that celebrates how well all these different communities do work together here in Delaware,” he said he thought at the time. “Maybe in some small symbolic way, we can show that the communities can work well together, even at a time in D.C. when that really wasn’t happening.

So, he went to work.  The beer is called Delaware Native Ale.  It is a collaboration between Dogfish Head, Abbott’s Mill in Milford, Fifer Orchards in Wyoming (Delaware), the University Of Delaware (GO BLUE HENS!) and the Delaware State government.

Abbott’s Mill hasn’t been used for nearly 50 years, milling over 400 pounds of barley.  Fifer Orchards and Calagione collected fruit flies to help carry the wild yeast strain.  Yeast DNA was sequenced at U of D. The orchard also provided peaches and pears for the brew.  DFH employee Chad Collier even provided some homegrown hops to DNA.

Honorary Yeast?   

The yeast – dubbed DNA KA1, was made the states honorary strain by the Delaware Governor, Jack Markell in recent announcement about Delaware Native Ale.

Availability:  Delaware Native Ale will be on tap solely at the Rehobeth Beach Brewpub, tapping for the first time on Halloween.

[Dogfish Head, DelMarVaNow]

Posted in Coming Soon, Short's Brewing

Half Acre Collaborates With Shorts Brewing

Half Acre Brewing (Chicago, IL) announced today they are collaborating with Shorts Brewing (Bellaire, MI).   Having just acquired some saison yeast – Half Acre is stepping up to the plate with 2 saisons.

Captain Fantasy

This is the collaboration with Shorts.  Both breweries will brew identical recipes at each of their locations, with their own labels.  The saison is brewed with pears and Soriachi Ace hops.   22oz bombers, growler fills.   Brew day is this Friday in Chi Town.

Dripping Saison

Half Acre’s in house departure from their saison house strain yeast.  Dripping is meant to be an easy drinking summer beer, of lower abv.  They threw the term session out there.  This beer will be draft only.