Great Divide Brewing’s new addition to the Yeti lineup has arrived. The no so mythical beer is a new take of the imperial stout, with the addition of oatmeal and raisins to the brew. Great Divide says Oatmeal is a “gentle beast.” Look for it now in 22oz bombers, and draft.
Much like its legendary predecessors, this Yeti is big, bold and dark. The addition of rolled oats softens Yeti’s notoriously roasty backbone and the small amount of raisins added in the brew kettle create a unique dark fruit character. Just as admired as those that came before it, Oatmeal Yeti Imperial Stout is a gentle beast.
Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Oatmeal, Raisins)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft. Seasonal release
Lost Abbey doing a saison? Shocking right? Sarcasm aside, the above is Saison Blanc, an homage to farmers. We are getting close to harvest season, a physically rough time for those who work the fields, making the grain in your brew. Brewed with golden raisins and white pepper.
Its honest brutal work out there in the fields. There’s no shade between you and the land needing to be farmed. Harvest time brings longer days spent toiling under the fiery sun as sweat and dust make mud cakes on your face. All day every day. It’s always the same. Been that way for years and it’s not changing anytime soon. Your family has been turning this soil since your daddy was knee high to the grasshoppers and your son will soon learn the importance of this earthen existence as well. Someday, he’ll pass your work ethic on to his son. And the pulse of this land will continue beating. Without families and farms there would be no crops. Without barley there would be no beer. Neither is a world we want to live in. So as you CAREFULLY pop this cork, please pause to reflect on those who reap what they sow enabling, us to have amazing bottles of beer at the end of each day.
Arrival: September, 2013
A little while ago, Beer Street Journal mentioned that Great Divide (Denver, CO) would announce a new “Yeti” in the infamous series. Looks like we have our answer- Oatmeal Yeti. The base beer for each of the Yetis is a big imperial stout. From there, coffee, chocolate, or special barrel aging occur to make each one unique. For Oatmeal Yeti, rolled oats and raisins allow this beast to stand out.
Much like its legendary precedessors, this Yeti is big, bold and dark. The addition of rolled out softens Yeti’s notoriously roasty backbone, and the small amount of raisins addin the brew kettle creates a unique dark fruit character. Just as admired as those that came before it, Oatmeal Yeti Imperial Stout is a gentle beast.
Mother Earth Brewing’s (Kinston, NC) has bottled release #3 in the Window Panes Series – Fig & Raisin. Bottles will hit the tap room this Saturday. Look for it around North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia in the coming weeks. Belgian style dubbel with locally sourced figs and raisins, aged in apple brandy barrels.
Mother Earth Brewing (Kinston, NC) is on the cusp of releasing the third in the Windowpane Series – Fig & Raisin. For months now, the release has been sleeping in North Carolina Brandy barrels waiting for the big time. Mother Earth brewmaster Josh Brewer (yep, that’s his name) chose a Belgian style dubbel with locally sourced figs and raisins. The total production per release is limited to just 20 barrels. (620 gallons.) Blackberries was the featured fruit in release #1. Peaches (currently available) is release #2.
Third in a series of four North Carolina inspired beers,Figs and Raisins Window Pane isa Belgian Style Dubbelbeer fermented with North Carolina Apple Brandy barrels for three months. Anticipate a prevailing aroma of dark fruit, blended with vanilla and oak to greet you.
As the world spirals towards its last days, it’s a perfect time for The Lost Abbey to tweak their Judgement Day recipe. The original recipe is a quadrupel brewed with raisins. The label features the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. This edition features the Mayans. Dried chiles, cinnamon, and tamarind join raisins for this, the end of days.
Five thousand years ago the Mayan Calendar last turned over. Since then, Nostradamus. The Book of Revelations and random Shaman have all prognosticated that mankind would meet a fateful end. Currently, our demise is is scheduled for December 21, 2012for it has been so decreed our world is about end not in a Christian Judgement Day but rather a Mayan Apocalypse.
Funny thing is. The Mayan’s don’t actually believe in the concept of an Apocalypse. We at The Lost Abbey didn’t want to miss an opportunity to update our original judgment Day recipe to accompany us as we collide towards this impending Rapture. Like us, we’re pretty sure you can believe in dried chiles. Cinnamon and Tamarind working well together in this beer. This means, you can count on this little bottle of beer to help you survive this cultural Armageddon. Please pop the cork and enjoy this version. We’ve got you covered. See you on December 22nd wherever life may take us.
Joining Dogfish Head Brewery’s Ancient Ale Series is Birra Etrusca Bronze. Beer truly meets history in this release, as Sam Calagione traveled to Rome, Italy to meet with molecular archaeologist Dr. Pat Mc Govern. Joining the duo is Leo DeVencenzo of Birra del Borgo and Teo Musso of Baladin. The group analyzed drinking vessels found in 2,800-year-old Etruscan tombs. Wouldn’t you know it? Another ancient culture has a love of beer. If anyone is going to remake it, you know Dogfish Head will.
A wide range of ingredients are used in Birra Etrusca.The backbone is two-row malted barley and an heirloom Italian wheat. Additions include hazelnut flour, pomegranates, Italian chestnut honey, Delaware wildflower honey and clover honey. Etrusca is bittered with gentian root and Ethiopian myrrh resin.
Birra del Borgo, Birra Baladin and Dogfish Head will release a version of Etrusca. In an interesting twist, each brewery will ferment the beer in a traditional vessel. Dogfish Head will use bronze, Baladin in wood, and Birra del Borgo will use terra cotta. The flavor profiles will be slightly different for each. No word of the Italian editions being released in the states.
Style: (w/ Hazelnut flour, Pomegranates, Italian Chestnut Honey, Delaware Wildflower Honey, Gentian Root, Ethiopian Myrrh)
Availability: 750 ml bottles
Arrival: December, 2012