Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville, NC) has created a new draft only line up for the world cup.
Starting the week of June 12th, head brewer Luke Dickinson will unveil weekly beers inspired by traditional ingredients or beer styles from countries around the world. One of the releases in a “Chicha Ale,” only the brewery isn’t going to chew the ingredients like Dogfish Head did on their tv show Brew Masters.
“I was inspired by the idea of the whole world coming together for one event,” said Luke. “The World Cup gives us a unique opportunity to showcase beer styles from around the world and celebrate them in an interesting way.”
The first beer in the lineup (below) taps at 4 pm on June 12th at the pub in Asheville, NC.
Week of June 12th:
Country of inspiration: Brazil
Concept: To create a Caipirinha inspired ale
Ingredients of interest: Sugar cane rods and lime zest from 30 pounds of limes
Country of Inspiration: France
Concept: A saison brewed with French hops, French yeast and French mushrooms, Chanterelles
Ingredients of interest: French Aramis hops, French saison yeast, and Chanterelles sourced from France
Week of June 19th:
Country of Inspiration: Mexico
Concept: A light, spicy beer brewed with cilantro.
Ingredients of interest: Anaheim, Fresno and Habanero chilies, and cilantro.
Country of Inspiration: Germany
Concept: Traditional Bavarian Hefeweizen made with two uncommon German hops.
Ingredients of interest: Mandarina Bavaria and Huell Melon hops and Bavarian Hefeweizen yeast
Country of Inspiration: Australia
Concept: A 7% ABV ale brewed with 5 types of New Zealand or Australian hops and Lemon Myrtle.
Ingredients of interest: Orbit, Green Bullet, Wakatu, Pacific Gem and Pacific Jade hops and Lemon Myrtle.
Week of June 26th:
Country of Inspiration: England
Concept: An English bitter brewed with yeast brought back from Everards brewery in the UK when the Dickinson brothers brewed there last February.
Ingredients of interest: East Kent Golding hops, Everards Brewery house strand of yeast and Maris Otter barley.
Country of inspiration: Peru
Concept: Wicked Weed’s take on the local alcohol Peruvian Chicha with numerous traditional spices.
Ingredients of interest: Corn and barley base with spearmint, cinnamon, clove and lemon zest.
Country of Inspiration: Ethiopia
Concept: Brew a beer based on Tej, a honey wine that originates in Ethiopia made with gesho root.
Ingredients of interest: Gesho root and 300 pounds of Orange Blossom honey and Wild Blossom honey.
Avery Brewing’s (Boulder, CO) Barrel Aged Series rolls on with the 22nd addition, 5 Monks.
This edition is described as bigger and bolder than a quad, a sextuple of sorts. To sound less profane they went another way with the description. This bigger than life quadrupel is brewed with turbinado sugar and dark Belgian candi sugar and aged in bourbon barrels.
So yeah, it’s MUCH bigger and bolder than a quad. But the term “sextuple” seems inappropriate alongside a congregation of monks – so quintupel it is!
Avery 5 Monks will be released in 12oz bottles in June, 2014.
Troegs Scratch #123, Belgian Style Brown Ale is released today.
Brewed with Belgian Candi & Turbinado sugar.
Availability: Draft & growler fills only.
The rare and limited Avery Brewing’s (Boulder, CO) Barrel Aged Series is highly sought after. Unfortunately, the series is quite limited. In fact, the 14th release (arrived May 4) name in Latin meant “Wish There Was More.” This is release #15, Momi Hiwa Barrel-Aged Coconut Porter.
No. 15 Much like a certain fabled two-piece candy bar of our youth, rich, dark chocolate notes accented with aromatic toasted coconut. What would ad depth and character to this already delicious combo, we wondered? The answer is time (6 months) well spent in the very best rum barrels available.
Read more: Avery Barrel Aged Series
Dogfish Head (Milton, DE) has announced that Indian Brown Ale will ship year round in California, Arizona, Washington, Oregon and Colorado.
Clocking in at 7.2% ABV, this prototypical dark IPA blends the caramel notes of a Scotch Ale, the color of an American Brown and the hopping regimen of an IPA. Like 60 Minute and 90 Minute — its brothers from another mother — Indian Brown is dry-hopped for a burst of floral aromas.
Style: Brown Ale
Avery’s The Beast returns on August 1st. The best is a Belgian strong dark ale, that typically clocks in around 16%. The Beast is a part of the brewery’s “Demons of Ale” series, and is brewed with dates, molasses, dark candi sugar, honey, raisins and turbinado sugar.
The Beast is a seducer — accomodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. With a deep burgundy color and aromas of honey, nutmeg, mandarin orange and pineapple, this massive and challenging brew has flavors akin to a beautiful Carribean rum. Dates, plums, raisins and molasses are dominant in a rich vinous texture. Cellarable for 10+ years.
Style: Belgian Strong Dark (w/ Dates, Molasses, Dark Belgian Candi Sugar, Colorado Honey, Raisins, Turbinado Sugar)
Availability: 12 oz bottles, Limited Draft
Arrival (2012): August 1