Reformation Barrel Aged Jude debuts today, alongside a new era for Georgia craft breweries. Today, you can finally buy a pint directly from the brewery.
Woodstock, Georgia is home to Reformation, who started aging Barrel Aged Jude over 9 months ago. The Belgian-style tripel has been resting in fresh bourbon barrels since late December.
This unique version of Jude has been aged for over nine months in bourbon barrels, with 9.2 percent ABV the beer is described as having notes of bourbon and oak atop a balanced malt sweetness and clean, citrus finish.
Reformation Barrel Aged Jude will be available in 16-ounce cans exclusively at the brewery on September 1st – the first day Reformation is legally allowed to directly sell to a customer.
One of the world’s largest porn websites, xHamster now has something else to offer their fans. xHamster Beer.
At first we thought it was a joke. Upon investigation (beer investigating, not porn), the Cyprus-based site has gotten into commercial brewing. The beer is a nearly 9% alcohol by volume Belgian-style tripel. Even before your mind wanders, no there aren’t any weird additions to the beer like lube, and it wasn’t aged on sex toys either.
xHamster Beer is brewed with two hop varieties, and five different malts, plus organic honey. Brewed for the fans of a special kind of “nature documentary.” Touted as the world’s first “porn beer.”
Five different malt varieties, two hop varieties, organic honey, and the finest spices and yeast flow into the beer. Very full-bodied, slightly sweet and yet spicy, this beer will fill your mouth and guarantee your satisfaction.
Right now the beer is only available in Europe but there are plans to to bring it stateside. Perhaps it’s the perfect gift for that special porn and beer lover in your life.
Ommegang Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale is next up in the brewery’s Game of Thrones series.
This latest edition is a Belgian-style tripel ale, centering around Arya Stark’s Season 6 struggles in the House of Black and White. Ommegang Valar Dohaeris, which means all men must serve, follows Ommegang Valar Morgulis in the ongoing series.
The label art for each features the two-headed coin, given to Arya Stark by Jaqen H’ghar, which gained her passage to Braavos. The brewery will release a gift pack featuring both Morgulis and Dohaeris, mimicking the aforementioned House of Black & White.
“When we got a sense of the season’s key plot points, we knew right away Valar Dohaeris was the new beer name and that bringing back Valar Morghulis was a must,” says Bill Wetmore, General Manager and Marketing Director for Brewery Ommegang. “And I think HBO’s fantastic idea to have the gift pack mimic the House of Black and White is really going to be a hit with fans. It looks killer and I think fans are going to scoop them up pretty quickly for gifts or for their own collections.”
Ommegang Valar Dohaeris debuts on October 10th, much earlier than when you’ll see season 7 of the show (which was recently cut to 7 episodes, in summer, 2017).
Ommegang re-released Iron Throne Blonde Ale and Take the Black Stout recently, along with Game of Thrones glassware. The series includes features Valar Morghulis Three Eye Raven Saison, and Fire and Blood Red Ale.
Style: Belgian-Style Tripel
Malts: Pilsner, Wheat, Oats
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft
Brooklyn Tripel Burner, a future big bottle from the New York based brewery.
This is no regular tripel. Brooklyn Tripel Burner features licorice, a bevy of spices, and bourbon barrel oak aging.
According to ancient Chinese beliefs,the “Triple Burner” was responsible for the flow of energy throughout the body. Triple Burner tonics often included licorice root to encourage “natural sweetness & a light, joyful presence.” Bourbon oak barrels, a licorice spice blend from the wizard lior Lev Sercarz, & a robust tripel base create Tripe! Burner, a heady, aromatic ale to be paired with a state of serenity.
Brooklyn Tripel Burner will be a 750 milliliter bottle release.
Midnight Sun Brewery Panty Peeler (Anchorage, AK)
Style: Belgian Style Tripel
Cigar City Hapax Legomenon is a future release by the Tampa, Florida brewery. The brewery already has a repertoire of unique beers, but this upcoming release is pushes the boundaries a bit.
Cigar City Hapax Legomenon begans as a Belgian-style tripel ale aged in gin barrels. After some barrel time, the brewery blended in some grapefruit sour ale. The result? A one of a kind addition to the brewery’s lineup.
Hapax Legomenon refers to a word or from that occurs only once in a document. And often, it is a word that you will only find one time in an author’s entire oeuvre. For example, Shakespeare used the word “satyr” exactly once in all of his writings. This beer began as a Belgian-style tripel aged in gin barrels. After some time in barrels, we blended in some American Grapefruit Sour Ale. When it’s all said and done, we think we can safely say that this will be the only occurrence of a gin barrel-aged Belgian-style triple blend with an American grapefruit sour ale to be found in our oeuvre.
Cigar City Hapax Legomenon will be a 750 milliliter bottle release. The brewery tells Beer Street Journal they aren’t sure how much will be released at this time.
Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To is a new seasonal joining the Delaware based brewery’s today. A special party is planning at the Milton, Delaware brewery.
Dogfish Head is no stranger to beer and music collaborations – (see Positive Contact, American Beauty, Beer Thousand, etc.) This time, the beer be will be for whatever you want to listen to. Meet the official beer of Record Store Day – Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To.
In case you vinyl isn’t your thing, Record Store Day is the third Saturday in April, that celebrates independently owned record stores worldwide.
As for Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To, the base beer is a Belgian-style tripel, brewed with Sweet Orange Peel, Green Cardamon, Peppercorns, Vanilla.
While the beer debuts today at the brewery, markets should see 12 ounce bottles and draft in the weeks to come.
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