Alesmith Brewing (San Diego, CA) has released their Halloween themed brew a little early this year – Evil Dead Red. The beer is blood red (of course), meant to be drank in costume, over semi-sober pumpkin carving, or while watching a good horror flick.
Each Halloween we release this special concoction to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Deep blood-red in color, an intense aroma of pine and citrus from an abundance of American hops balances the sweetness and rich, bready flavors of this beer’s caramel malts. The result is a fiendishly smooth brew that will make your taste buds scream with delight.
Alesmith Evil Dead Read is available in 22oz bombers and draft for a limited time. The brewery’s tap room has a special t-shirt, just for this occasion.
Style: Red Ale
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft
Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, NC) is releasing a familiar red ale seasonal this month, Lion Tamer Red. Asheville folks my remember this as Ringmaster Red Rye from last fall.
The name was changed to prevent brand confusing with their Ringmaster Reserve Series, a quarterly extra special big bottle offering.
Red with hops and rye – oh my! Aggressively hopped with a healthy blend of citrus- and fruit-forward hops and balanced by the unmistakable bite of rye, allow this brew to tame your thirst.
Hi-Wire Lion Tamer Red will hit draft on bottles across North Carolina starting August 18th. Lion Tamer follows the summer seasonal Uprisin’ Hefeweizen.
Style: Red Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Late Summer/Fall Seasonal
Second Self Beer Company will soon be opening in Atlanta, Georgia. The brewery has plans to release cans as a part of their package lineup. Among those beers, includes Red Hop Rye.
Second Self Red Hop Rye will be available on tap and 12oz cans.
Brewery opening dates and times, along with distribution information to come from the brewery soon.
Style: Red Ale (w/ Rye)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
A new barrel aged offering from Stone Brewing Co. has surfaced, Stone Brewing Bang Bang.
Bang Bang is a red ale, aged in bourbon barrels. The artwork above is simply a screenshot Beer Street Journal took of the tap handles. As far as who, what, when, where and even why? That will come soon.
Widmer Brothers Brewing‘s (Portland, OR) celebrates 30 Years of brewing this year, with 30 celebratory releases. Amongst the upcoming offerings includes Regifted Double Red Ale.
Regifted was first brewed in 2004, and again in 2006… and well, again in the winter of 2014.
The brewery will formally announce the release soon.
Style: Imperial Red Ale
Availability: 22oz Bombers. Limited Release.
Arrival: Winter, 2014
Read more: Widmer Brothers 30 Beers for 30 Years
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, the South Florida-based concept that uses authentic coal-burning ovens to create “well done pizza,” has teamed up with Fort Lauderdale-based Funky Buddha Brewery. The result is a beer to debut exclusively at Anthony’s called Fuhgeddaboudit Red.
Fuhgeddaboudit is an “Italian-American” ale brewed with European barley and English hops. The red ale is meant to pair well with Anthony’s coal fired pizza and red sauce.
“This collaboration makes so much sense to us because, as companies, we share a lot in common,” says KC Sentz, Owner and General Manager at Funky Buddha Brewery. “With both of our roots here in the Fort Lauderdale area and our commitment to the finest, natural ingredients, this beer will be a perfect pairing.”
Fuhgeddaboudit Red Ale will debut on February 14th, at the following locations: Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach and Weston in Broward; Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Kendall, Miami Lakes and Pinecrest in Miami-Dade; Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart and Wellington in Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast.
Style: Red Ale
Availability: Draft only. Limited release
Jailhouse Brewing (Hampton, GA) has released another round of Conjugal Visit, a red ale.
When the brewery originally released Conjugal Visit, they wanted a lower abv beer with a complex hop & malt characteristic. (Flavorful, without being boozy.) However, with the weighing demand of the year round beers, especially Slammer Wheat in the summer, Conjugal Visit had to be shifted to the winter. It’s cold in the Jailhouse (just as it is pretty much everywhere) so the brewing team bumped up the ABV to 8%.
Personally, the little extra heat is really what this beer needed. Available in Georgia for a limited time on draft and 22oz bombers.
A Beer Street Journal Video is coming soon on this returning ginger….
Style: Red Ale
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft.
Arrival: February, 2014 (First release, 2011)