Second Self JunIPA debuts in cans this week. The beer first appeared at the start of 2015.
Inspired by gin, Second Self JunIPA is brewed with the liquor in mind. The IPA features an herbal “dry-hopping” with juniper and rosemary, complimented by Amarillo, Centennial and Cascade hops.
Look for this herbal IPA in 12-ounce cans and draft for a limited time starting the first week of November.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release
Debut: January 2015
Latest Return: November 2017
6.4% ABV, 43 IBUs
Boulevard Tasting Room Rosemary IPA joins the brewery’s Tasting Room Series this fall.
As the name suggests, the Tasting Room Series got its start in Boulevard’s Kansas City, Missouri Tasting Room. A selection of test batches, one-offs and other experiments that could one day be a full production brew.
Some of the beers are so well received in the Tasting Room, they get a small promotion to the brewery’s Sample Twelve Mixed Pack, that does see distribution. This fall, Boulevard Tasting Room Rosemary IPA is a part of that pack.
Inspired by a beer from Cerveza Granizo tasted during a judging session in Chile, Boulevard Brewmaster Steven Pauwels became intrigued with the idea of using rosemary in a hop forward beer to explore the interaction between bright herbaceous/savory flavors and punchy/fruity hops.
You can taste the result yourself in the fall Sample Twelve Pack, that ships to all Boulevard markets. Boulevard Tasting Room Rosemary IPA is a 12 ounce bottle release, joined by a new Milk Stout in the box.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Mixed Pack only
Debut: August, 2016
6% ABV, 59 IBUs
Short’s Power of Love is a new shandy that is perfect for summer as well as Back to the Future fans.
Because it’s Short’s Brewing, Power of Love is not just any shandy. The base beer is a wheat beer, brewed with raspberries and rosemary. It is then blended with Williamsburg, Michigan’s Northwoods Soda & Syrup Co.’s Gourmet Lemonade. The resulting beer tastes a bit like a grapefruit.
Very sweet lemon flavors give way to a shock of tart raspberry before turning sharply dry, as if eating a piece of grapefruit.
Short’s Power of Love is available starting July 13th in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
3.1% ABV, 20 IBUs
Image: Short’s Brewing
Jester King Hibernal Dichotomous 2016 releases on Friday, May 13th.
This edition is a blend of old and young beer, a method the brewery refers to as bière de coupage. The young, fresh beer is a farmhouse/wild ale brewed with dried Genmaicha tea, and winter rosemary.
The old beer is from the brewery’s stock of Funk Metal, a sour barrel aged stout.
Jester King Hibernal Dichotomous 2016 is available in 750 milliliter bottles when the brewery opens on Friday, May 13th.
5.9% ABV, 22 IBUs
Imperial Cabinet is a barrel-fermented farmhouse ale, inspired by the New Orleans Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail.
Since the cocktail uses gin, which has a strong botanical flavor, rosemary, lavender, juniper, and cubeb pepper were added to the boil along with dried orange blossoms. The beer’s tartness and acidity grew over the 10 months in barrels.
During the final weeks, orange peel, lemon zest, lime zest, and vanilla beans were added to the barrels.
Bruery Terreux Imperial Cabinet was fermented with a blend of both brewery’s mixed cultures used for wild fermentations.
Due to pathetic Texas laws, Bruery Terreux Imperial Cabinet will not be sold in Jester King’s home state. Bottles debuted in the Bruery tap room on October 30th.
Red Brick Rosemary’s Boneyard Brew will be released October 4th at ‘Sunday in the Park’ in partnership with the Historic Oakland Foundation.
The limited release brew features a blend of Red Brick’s Casual Session IPA and rosemary freshly picked from the graveyard grounds.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Oakland Cemetery to create this beer,” said Red Brick Brewmaster Garett Lockhart. “It only makes sense that Atlanta’s oldest operating craft brewery should partner with the city’s most historic institution.”
Red Brick Rosemary’s Boneyard Brew will also be available at the ‘Capturing the Spirit of Oakland’ guided Halloween tours October 23-25 and October 29-31 at Oakland Cemetery. Get your tickets now to taste this exclusive beer at TicketAlternative.com.
Chase Healey of Prairie joined Jester King’s head brewer Garrett Crowell in Austin, Texas back in August for this brew day. Natural Union is brewed using locally sourced ingredients from Texas and Prairie’s Oklahoma home. Healey brought rosemary from Oklahoma, and Crowell chose lemon bee-balm going in a nearby Texas pasture.
The boiled wort was fermented in oak for three months, using brewer’s yeast, and bacteria from the local air and wildflowers nearby.
Jester King/Prairie Artisan Ales Natural Union will be available in 750ml bottles and draft starting Friday, January 16th. Chase Healey will be on hand at the brewery for a special release celebration on January 17th.
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft. 900 bottles produced. $14
7.1% ABV, 42 IBUS
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