Kicking off 2017 in smooth fashion – Modern Times Nitro Black House with Coffee, Coconut, & Cocoa.
The base beer is Black House, the brewery’s year-round oatmeal coffee stout, brewed with Ethiopian Hambela and Sumatran coffee. This special January 2017 release is not only nice and creamy thanks to the nitrogen, but also features coconut and cocoa.
This beer turned out absolutely outstanding, with a decadent mélange of chocolaty, coffee-laden radness laced with delicious notes of coconut, all wrapped up in a package so smooth and velvety, you’ll say, “Damn…that is extremely smooth and velvety.
Modern Times Nitro Black House with Coffee, Coconut, & Cocoa will be available across the brewery’s entire distribution area in early January.
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: January, 2017
Image: Beer Street Journal
Short’s Brewing Cup Of Joe hits shelves this month for its 2016 seasonal release. Cup of Joe, a coffee cream stout, is brewed with fair trade espresso beans from Higher Grounds Trading Company.
Cup Of Joe started as a home brew recipe called Java The Stout in 2000. From there it became the first stout brewed at Short’s.
Cup A Joe is brewed with locally roasted fair trade espresso beans from Higher Grounds, a coffee bar and roastery located in Traverse City, Michigan. Cup A Joe is a true Coffee Cream Stout, in that we add powdered milk sugar during the brewing process to give it a slight creaminess throughout.
Taste: (Per Short’s) Prominent aromatics of malt, espresso, and cocoa are abundant and create a flavor robust with big malt characters fused with cream and coffee. The “perfect morning night capper.”
Short’s Cup of Joe hit shelves in 6-packs of 12oz. bottles in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin earlier this month.
A new Schlafly Stout Bout Box is hitting shelves now. If you love stouts, keep reading.
The 12-pack actually runs a pretty wide spectrum of stout variants – including Vanilla Milk Stout, Toasted Coconut Stout, Mexican Style Stout (think mole beer), and a Coffee Stout.
An officially announcement is forthcoming by the brewery.
The Schlafly Stout Bout Box is hitting shelves starting the week of Thanksgiving.
More details to follow…
Great Divide Velvet Yeti, the newest in a line of “Yetis” has officially been spotted. Or in this case, tapped.
Yeti Imperial Stout is easily one of the most iconic stouts in America. Over the past few years, the Denver, Colorado based brewery has grown the lineup to include Oatmeal, Espresso Oak Aged, and Chocolate Oak Aged editions. Each one is unique and flavorful, as well as strong. Your next morning will be a rough one if you are slamming Yetis all night. Great Divide Velvet Yeti is a little different.
This Yeti fell in with the nitrogen crowd. You know those kind of people. Little bubbles. Weird taps.
A nitro Yeti is finally going big time. Brewery founder Brian Dunn has had a vision of a more “sessionable,” nitrogen edition of Yeti. Great Divide has experimented over the past few years, so a lucky few might have found it in the taproom in the past. With various expansions going on at the brewery, fall 2016 was as good a time as any to roll this beer out.
If you were to lower the alcohol by volume from an “in your face” imperial stout like Yeti, you’d think the end result would be a beer that tastes thin, or watered down. Not even close. Great Divide Velvet Yeti is big on creamy chocolate and coffee flavors. One just isn’t enough.
This new release comes with just a tiny catch. Right now, Great Divide is producing around 112 kegs a month. Colorado and California are the first states tapping Velvet.
Great Divide Velvet Yeti is a draft only offering.
Ballast Point Cinnamon Raisin Commodore, a future bottle.
Another variant is on the rise – Ballast Point Cinnamon Raisin Commodore. The base beer came from the brewery’s various Research & Development attempts to find a medium bodied stout. The coffee and chocolate flavors of the stout will be accentuated by cinnamon and raison favors.
Strong flavors of roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate balance with light citrusy hop aromas, highlighted by a crisp, bitter finish.
Ballast Point Cinnamon Raisin Commodore will be a 12 ounce bottle and draft release. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.
Forget the non-alcoholic PSLs running around out there. Breckenridge Pumpkin Spice Latte (complete with booze) is now available.
Tis the season for pumpkin. Pumpkin beers are back in full force, and Breckenridge decided to go all all-in on the most well known style of beverage for the season.
Part of the brewery’s Nitro Series, Breckenridge Pumpkin Spice Latte is a nitrogen laced stout, brewed with pumpkin spices and a touch of coffee.
Some of you by now are saying WTF. Honestly, actually kind of works. The nitrogen adds the creaminess that the milk does in a latte. The pumpkin flavors bold but not overwhelming, with a bit of coffee in the finish. All in a “grande” aka 16 ounce can.
Breckenridge Pumpkin Spice Latte is available in 16 ounce cans/4 packs, seasonally.
21st Amendment Marooned on Hog Island, the brewery’s oyster stout, is back in the lineup once again.
The California based brewery creates a stout brewed with rolled oats and chocolate malt, plus 200 pounds of Sweetwater oyster shells from Hog Island Oyster Company.
““More than just a fun tale of a like-minded collaboration, this oyster stout is also deep rooted as a traditional style produced in England, where oysters are plentiful and there is not shortage of stout on that island nation. Marooned on Hog Island is our new world interpretation, created with our neighbors at Hog Island Oyster Company just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Tomales Bay, and it is nothing short of spectacular,” – Nico Freccia, co-founder
Hog Island Oyster Company was started by two passionate guys John Finger and Terry Sawyer, much like 21st Amendment was. The salinity in the brine and the calcium of the shells give this beer a slightly salty touch to this stout
The new San Leandro brewery expansion allowed 21st Amendment Marooned on Hog Island to be re-brewed for the first time since 2012.
Availability: 12 oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Distribution: CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, ME, NH, VT, RI, MA, NY, NJ, DC, CT, DE, MD, PA, VA, GA, FL, NV, NC, SC or IL.
Latest Return: September, 2016