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Anchor Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout returns to the brewery’s lineup once again. Flying Cloud is an export stout, brewed stronger to hold up over a long journey. You’ll also remember it at Zymaster Release #3.
A ship and a journey is where Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout gets its name. In 1851, the Flying Cloud ship sailed from New York City around Cape Horn (the southern most part of Chile) to San Francisco in just 125 days, 21 hours. Let’s assume the beer made it all the way too.
The stouts savored in gold rush San Francisco were no ordinary ales. They were export stouts – dark, intense, high gravity brews created to survive the long voyage around Cape Horn. Inspired by this unique history, Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout is a Dublin-style brew made with English Maris Otter malt, two black malts, and flaked barley. Nugget and Golding hops provide a spicy, floral complement to the deep, dark chocolatey multi nice and dry finish. The average clipper took 125 days to sail from New York to San Francisco but not Flying Cloud, which, in 1851, made the trip and 89 days, 21 hours, anchor to anchor. No other ship sailed it faster until 1989. With it’s “extreme” design, it’s Capt. Josiah Creesy and his wife/navigator Eleanor, the Flying Cloud is an ideal symbol for this distinctly delicious brew.
The 235 foot Flying Cloud clipper ship was built in Boston, Massachusetts for $90,000 dollars. Anchor Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout will be available in 12oz bottles, and draft. (And will make it to the east coast if FAR less time.)
This release kicked off the brewery’s Argonaut Collection last year.
Style: Export Stout
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Return: March, 2016
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Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer snagged national attention when it launched over a year ago. The beer brewed with the the iconic hot sauce is shipping once again across Rogue’s distribution network.
The iconic Thai hot sauce is the inspiration for this spicy stout beer. Most notably in the United States, produced by Huy Fong Foods.
Sriracha is a paste is made from garlic, chili peppers, salt, sugar, and distilled vinegar. California manufacturer Huy Fong Foods is most commonly associated with Sriracha.To create this beer, Rogue actually used the famous chili sauce to nuance an American stout.
Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer is available in Rogue’s distribution network in 750ml bottles.
Boston Beer Company, makers of what you know as Samuel Adams beer, have officially launched their first nitrogenated beer can offerings, nationally.
First up in the series is Sam Adams Nitro White Ale. Brewed with Citra hops, plus Grains of Paradise, orange peel, and coriander, 5.5% ABV.
There are two more nitro cans to be released in the upcoming months. February will see the release of Sam Adams Nitro IPA, brewed with six different hops including Zeus, Polaris, Galaxy, Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe. 7.5% ABV
March release is Sam Adams Nitro Coffee Stout. Hopped with East Kent Goldings, the coffee laden beer finishes at 5.8% ABV.
All Samuel Adams Nitro Can offerings will be available in 16 ounce cans, 4 packs. Retail prices between $8.99 and $10.99.
Terrapin Single Origin Coffee Stout Ethiopian is one of four coffee infused stouts coming later this month.
Jittery Joe’s roasts their coffee beans just a short walk up the street from the Athens, Georgia based brewery. Those beans have been a part of beers like Wake n’ Bake, and Moohoochiato.
Using the same base stout, Terrapin is using a special Jittery Joe’s coffee bean. For this instance the bean is Ethiopian Hambela, a bean with strawberry jam, melon and vanilla flavors. Below you will see Jittery Joe’s full notes on the bean.
Terrapin Single Origin Coffee Stout Ethiopian will be available in 12 ounce bottles, one of each of the stout versions in each four pack.
Left Hand Fade to Black was the replacement for the brewery’s spiced winter ale, Snowbound. Fade to Black was actually a series, starting with Volume 1 – a foreign export. Despite other editions coming out, the export stout held its own, winning medals and beer geek love. The brewery hand smokes the malt that gives this beer the unique flavor and smoky character.
Brewed for the darkness, Left Hand’s seasonal stands out from the holiday fare, pouring deep black with notes of licorice, espresso bean, and molasses. The brewing team hand-smokes malt, smoking 2550kg over several weeks with pimento wood from Jamaica.
Left Hand Fade to Black is available now in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
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