SweetWater Mango Kush Wheat Ale debuts this month, the second edition in the weed-inspired “420 Strain” Series.
Hops and marijuana have some biological similarities. That’s why you hear the descriptor “dank” thrown around so often with India pale ales. Atlanta-based SweetWater Brewing decided last year to go all-in on that very smell and released 420 Strain: G13 IPA. The “G13” dates back to a government strain of weed created in the 1970s. If you haven’t tried it, you should. The brewery killed it with this release. It smells like weed and is a solid IPA to boot. G13 has a new bragging right at the brewery, since launch it has become the brewery’s second best-selling beer, behind 420 Pale Ale.
The brewery had always intended to make this a full series of “420 Strain” beers and this month, the second iteration has arrived – Mango Kush Wheat Ale.
This fruity “kush” strain features herbal, juicy notes of mango, finishing with the “dank” nose that the 420 Strain Series is now known to give.
This dank series uses strain specific terpenes (flavor molecules) plus organic hemp flavors to mimic real marijuana strain smells. These beers are 100% legal everywhere and contain zero psychotropic compounds, like THC.
SweetWater Mango Kush Wheat Ale can be found at the brewery as early as this week, with 12-ounce bottles arriving later this month.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Early March 2019
5% ABV, 30 IBUs
Hi-Wire Pink Drink, a fan favorite, will be available in cans for only the third time in September.
Previously a draft only favorite, Hi-Wire Pink Drink is a kettle soured wheat ale brewed with lemongrass and raspberries. The end result is a pink beer, thanks to the berries (the brewery compares it to beer’s version of pink lemonade). The brewery finally packaged this release for the first time in fall, 2016 and fans literally drank every last drop.
…an ultra crushable tart wheat ale with lemongrass & raspberries; simple, refreshing, & pink.
Hi-Wire Pink Drink is back in 16-ounce cans across the brewery’s southern distribution footprint in September.
Jackalope Brewing Lovebird, a limited release hefeweizen, has been canned once again.
Creating Lovebird requires nearly 200 pounds of strawberries, and raspberries. Perfect for drinking in rounds of two, or with someone you love.
The fruit adds a tartness and berry aroma, as well as a slightly pink color to the brew.
Jackalope Brewing Lovebird is available in limited quantities around Nashville, Tennessee in 12 ounce cans, and draft.
4.4% ABV, 12 IBUs
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Rose-hued New Holland Passion Blaster Rose Ale is the latest seasonal by the Holland, Michigan based brewery.
Passion fruit, raspberry, and apple are the stars in this new seasonal from New Holland. The soft wheat ale is billed as “fresh, tropical, and satisfying”.
Passionfruit, tropical peaks, rosy ale, blush as raspberry cheeks. Exotic notes excite your tongue, the satisfying adventure has just begun.
New Holland Passion Blaster is available in 12-ounce cans and draft starting the week of Valentine’s Day.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: Valentine’s Week 2018
6% ABV, 15 IBUs
Abita Blueberry Wheat is back in the brewery’s lineup this month, complimenting their popular Strawberry Lager.
Fresh Louisiana blueberries highlight Abita Blueberry Wheat. The base wheat beer is hopped with German Perle hops.
This crisp wheat beer has the aroma and flavor of fresh Louisiana blueberries. It’s brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and hopped with German Perle hops, then the juice from local blueberries is added to complement the toasty malt flavor. All our Harvest Series brews are made with the finest Louisiana-grown ingredients.
Abita Blueberry Wheat is a 12 ounce bottle and draft summer seasonal offering.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: June, 2017
4.4% ABV, 16 IBUs
There’s a new “Session” beer hitting shelves for the summer – Full Sail Session Watermelon Wheat Ale.
Lighter beers, warm weather, and watermelons just scream summertime. The brewers in Hood River, Oregon how found a a way to capture that essence in a bottle. The newest Session Series release features a base wheat beer brewed with Hallertau and Crystal hops, and aged in watermelons.
“Spring is here, with summer soon to follow. While the availability of beer knows no season, watermelon of course is another thing. Beer and watermelon, two quintessential summer pleasures, are paired here in Session Watermelon Wheat.” – Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter.
Full Sail Session Watermelon Wheat will be available 11 ounce bottles through August, 2017.
Availability: 11oz Bottles, Draft. May-August
Debut: May, 2017
5.4% ABV, 23 IBUs
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Bell’s Pooltime Ale is shipping once again, a part of the brewery’s speciality lineup.
Bell’s Pooltime Ale is a Belgian-style wheat ale, brewed with Montmorency cherry juice from Traverse City, Michigan. Until 2016’s aluminum debut, it had been a few years since the Michigan based brewery brewed
“Poolside is a beer we haven’t seen for a while. It was incredibly well received and we thought it was the right time to bring this seasonal favorite back,” Bell’s Vice President Laura Bell said.
Bell’s Pooltime Ale will be available in limited quantities in 12 ounce cans/ 6 packs starting in mid-May, across the brewery’s entire distribution area.