Anchor Brewing Company’s Big Leaf Autumn Maple is the brewery’s fall seasonal and it has been released. Anchor Brewing Company Big Leaf Autumn Maple is an autumn offering that is a malty red ale, brewed with maple syrup. The brew was inspired by the BigLeaf Maple tree, native to California. Rope and baskets have been made from the bark, and custom guitars from it’s unique wood. Maple syrup from this iconic tree makes its way into this red ale.
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Aug-Oct
Arkose Double Red Ale
Jackalope Rompo Red Ale, the Nashville, Tennessee’s spin on an Irish red ale, has just found a new home in 12oz cans. The brewery tapped Toucan Mobile Canning for the packaging venture.
Rompo is a twist on an Irish Red, using classic earthy UK hops and caramel malts. We gave it our own Tennessee take by adding flaked rye to the mash. Rompo is a very smooth drinking brew with notes of fruit and caramel, while the rye contributes a spicy and clean finish.
Jackalope Rompo Red Ale joins Thunder Ann Pale Ale in cans.
Style: Red Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Release: June, 2015
5.6% ABV, 22 IBUs
Namesake: A mythical beast with the head of a rabbit, the ears of a human, the front arms of a badger, and the rear legs of a bear.
Breakside Guava IRA has hit tap handles once again. The beer was once a commemorative beer for the brewery’s 4th anniversary.
The base beer is a hoppy red ale bolstered by tropical flavors of guava fruit. Now available on draft only. Additionally, the brewery has just released Fortunella, a witbier with kumquats.
Release: Mid-March, 2015
7% ABV, 65 IBUs
Image via Breakside Brewery
Rogue Ales (Newport, OR) celebrates 21 years of Dark Horse Comic’s Hellboy with a new (obviously red) offering. Rogue Hellboy Right Hand of Doom Red Ale debuts this month.
In case you don’t know who Hellboy is, his real name is Anung Un Rama, a demon summoned from Hell to Earth by Nazi occultists. For that reason, Hellboy hates them. He was discovered by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, who formed the United States Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD), for whom he works, fighting evils like the Nazis and Baba Yaga.
As for the beer, what better way to celebrate the big red guy, than with a red ale.
This is a red ale brewed with all the same passion and intensity that Mike Mignola and Dark Horse have brought to the creation of Hellboy for the last 21 years. You might not enjoy it more than the next issue, but you’ll certainly enjoy your favorite character’s stories more with one of these in your right hand.
Rogue Hellboy Right Hand of Doom Red Ale will be available in 22oz bottles. You’ll be able to order it online through Rogue’s website as well.
Style: Red Ale
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, GA) readies a new Black Tie Series release, Master Splinter. The series is a formal, fancy, experimental series by the brewery.
Master Splinter will be an imperial red ale, aged on hard maple. (Yeah, I giggled too.)
Some of the greatest men on Earth did big things with wooden sticks in their hands. Theodore Roosevelt. Hank Aaron. Judge Judy. Gandolf. We made beer for the folks wielding sticks, risking sprinters every time they swing a bat. Or cast a spell. Or do ninja stuff.
This red ale has the the malt backbone and creamy mouthfeel you’d expect from a red, but with a little something extra. It’s dry-hopped with the floral East Kent Golding hop, and aged on hard maple. None of the sissy soft maple your mom uses.
Monday Night Master Splinter will be available in 22oz bottles and draft.
Read more: Monday Night Black Tie Series
Note: This is a “first look” preview. Details are subject to change at anytime by the brewery.
Troegs Brewing (Hershey, PA) will release Nugget Nectar in 16oz cans in January, 2015. The hoppy red ale has never been canned before. The brewery has announced dates for this fan favorite. Draft and bottle hit Central Pennsylvania on January 12th, 2015. Cans are expect on January 19th. Use this as a timeline for when you receive Nugget Nectar in your market.
With a heady collection of American hops, Nugget Nectar will rekindle your romance with reighe intense pucker your palate has come to expect from this bold Imperial Amber Ale. Drenched with a healthy dose of the freshest hops we’re able to source, Nugget Nectar is further intensified with additional whole flower Nugget cones added to our hopback vessel. The result is an explosive hop experience that will deliver hopheads to nirvana!
Troegs Nugget Nectar shipped around the first week of January last time it was released.
Troegs recently added distribution to North Carolina.
Style: Red Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. 16oz cans (New for 2015).
Return: Starting 1/12/15
Image via Troegs. Article was updated with 2015 release dates.