Orpheus Brewing Stouts All the Way Down Vol 16 debuts on September 3rd, a part of the brewery’s “Year 7” Anniversary.
This is the 16th iteration of the brewery’s ongoing Stouts All the Way Down Series started an imperial stout aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels. Which as odd as it sounds now, was very unique upon release (around the brewery’s 5th anniversary. Why? No vanilla, lactose, cereal, or other food. Just a barrel-aged imperial stout -something we basically forgot about.
The series name draws from the mythological idea of a world turtle that supports a flat earth on its back. That turtle rests on a larger turtle, and that turtle on a… you get the idea. The stack of turtles continues indefinitely. It’s a popular example of the regress argument in epistemology. If you want to deep dive into a logical wormhole, read up on the term “infinite regress.”
This particular [Turtle] in the series is an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with honey roasted peanuts and strawberries.
Stouts All the Way Down Volume 16 will Bev available in 12.7oz bottles at the brewery starting September 3rd.
MORE: Orpheus Year 7 Releases
Richmond, Virginia’s Buskey Cider releases a limited a new limited edition cider on August 27th – Buskey Strawberry Kiwi.
The hard cider features Virginia apples, plus strawberries and kiwis.
Smells like a strawberry, tastes like a kiwi!
16oz 4-pack cans are $14 each. Available at all Buskey locations starting at 12 noon. The cidery also delivers to Richmond and surrounding areas, Hampton Roads, and NOVA.
Image: Buskey Cider
Pontoon Brewing The Floor Is Lava makes another appearance in mid-August.
This milkshake IPA packed with strawberries, guava, and kiwi, plus vanilla & lactose milk sugar.
This tropical beer is packed with TONS of fruit, making it dangerously good for those who dare to drink.
Pontoon Brewing The Floor Is Lava will be available in again in 16-ounce cans and draft again on August 17th.
PIC: Beer Street Journal
Martin House Brewing Melted Strawberry and Waffle Cone Ice Cream Ale releases this week in Texas.
The Fort Worth based brewery has teamed up with local Melt Ice Cream to create an ice cream inspired beer. The base beer uses strawberry puree, and crushed waffle cones.
Martin House Brewing Melted Strawberry and Waffle Cone Ice Cream Ale is available in 6-pack cans and draft starting this week.
Dust Bowl Super Tramp Wheat Wine with Strawberries
There are plenty of rośe inspired beers in the beer market right now. While they almost incorporate grapes, Epic Brewing Rośe, from the brewery’s Oak & Orchard Series, achieves a rose flavor with strawberries and an “epic” house mixed culture wild ale.
Epic Brewing’s sour program continues to impress us. Recent Oak & Orchard releases like Strawberry Rhubarb, and Pink Guava were some of the best American wild ales we tried at Beer Street Journal in 2018. (Incidentally, their Quadruple Barrel Baptist was one of our 2018 favorites as well.) Rośe Ale truly keeps this impressive flavor journey alive and well into a new year.
Strawberries, hibiscus, and rose hips are part of the approach for Epic Rośe. Each sip is a wash of oaky tart strawberry flavors, with a light, lingering floral aroma on your palate. The rose hips and hibiscus are perfectly subtle. This might be more enjoyable the sipping actual rośe wine. Far less sugary, and in our opinion, far more complex than any pink wine you’ll find at the same price point.
American wild ales grow in popularity in the United States every year. If you don’t know what to look out for, let us help. Don’t dare sleep on Epic’s Oak & Orchard Series. We fought over the last sips of Pink Guava, and sipping this Rośe Ale in the sun with hints of spring in the air made for a downright poetic drinking experience.
We can’t wait to see what the brewery does next ?.
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles
Debut: February 2019
The “peanut butter jelly sandwich in a glass” beer returns on March 1st, and this year it arrives with new variants.
Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time launched in 2012 – a bready brown ale brewed with wheat, raspberry puree, and North Carolina peanuts. Every year the release has grown in popularity prompting special taproom release parties.
This year, look for Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time Strawberry Rhubarb cans in extremely limited quantities alongside the seasonal favorite. While we couldn’t get confirmation from the brewery, we assume the base recipe is the same, along with strawberry and rhubarb additions.
Alongside the two canned releases, a third release – Black Currant will be available on tap.
Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time Strawberry Rhubarb will be available in limited 16-ounce cans and draft in the brewery’s tap room starting March 1st.
Image: Catawba Brewing