Yuengling Oktoberfest Returns with a New Look

YuenglingLogoD.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. (Pottsville, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that its highly coveted Oktoberfest will begin its Seasonal Release in late August 2019.

Returning to shelves and taps with “a brand-new look . . . [that] still reflects the brand’s rich German heritage and brewing expertise,” Oktoberfest is a medium-bodied Märzen brewed with “an expert blend of roasted malts and . . . hops.”  Coming in at a quaffable 5.4% ABV, Oktoberfest can be easily enjoyed by the bottle, pint or stein all fest season long.

Oktoberfest is rolling out now and is scheduled to hang around through October.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of Yuengling’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Oktoberfest from D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. 

Release – Seasonal (Fall); August – October 2019
Style – Märzen/Oktoberfest
ABV – 5.4%
Fun Fact – On the packaging update: “This release follows a series of brand updates from Yuengling this year, including the 190th anniversary commemorative cans, updates to the Premium, Premium Light, and Lord Chesterfield cans and Porter 12-pack packaging, spearheaded by Yuengling’s 6th generation; Jen, Debbie, Wendy, and Sheryl Yuengling.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Yuengling’s fan-favorite Oktoberfest pairs particularly well with sausages, breads, and cheeses, making it a delicious choice for the approaching fall season and Oktoberfest celebrations across the U.S. Hearty recipes like Oktoberfest Apple Pancake Recipe, Oktoberfest Turkey Dinner and Oktoberfest Fondue make for great additions to any fall tailgate or celebration.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.yuengling.com/find-our-beer/

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Funky Buddha Brewery Introduces S’more to Love Imperial Porter

smoretolovewebmockFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of S’more to Love Imperial Porter on Saturday, August 31.

Developed to capture the joy of s’mores and all the campfire vibes that come with them, S’more to Love is an Imperial Porter “brewed with smoked malts then piled high with cocoa nibs, aromatic cinnamon, and gooey vanilla.”  Weighing in at 9.5% ABV, S’more to Love is sure to be the cold one that will keep you warm on autumn nights.

S’more to Love will officially debut in Funky Buddha’s Tap Room on August 31 and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for S’more to Love from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/Little Buddha Small Batch Series; launching August 31, 2019
Style – Imperial Porter
ABV – 9.5%
IBUs – 45
Added Ingredients – Cocoa nibs, cinnamon & vanilla
Suggested Food Pairings – “S’mores, chocolate-covered bacon, coffee-rubbed skirt steak, osetra caviar”
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Coppertail Brewing Co. Celebrates Five Years of Brewing with Anniversary Party

coppertaillogowhiteCoppertail Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will host its 5th Anniversary Party from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, August 24.

After five years of brewing on the edge of Ybor, Coppertail Brewing Co. is barreling into the second half of their first decade at full steam. The brewery has seen continued growth, firmly solidified an incredible lineup of Core, Seasonal and Limited Release beers while still finding time to keep their tap wall filled with inventive/experimental brewery-only offerings, and it even recently established the Coppertail Kitchen.  The last five years have given everyone at the brewery a lot to celebrate, and celebrate they will at their Fifth Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 24.

Since this party is absolutely packed with limited-edition beers, guest taps, bottle releases, live entertainment, etc., we are just going to break it all down to ensure that you have all the information you need to have the best time possible at the Coppertail Brewing Co. Fifth Anniversary Party.  Let’s get at it!

The Basics

What – Coppertail Brewing Co. Fifth Anniversary Party
When – 5 p.m. to Midnight on Saturday, August 24
Where – Coppertail Brewing Co. | 2601 E 2nd Ave | Tampa, Florida

5th Anniversary Tap List

To ensure that your taste buds will be busy during this event, Coppertail has confirmed that it will be tapping the following beers on Saturday (Updated 8/23):

Foeder Beer Treatments

  • Cherry
  • Peach
  • Peach Rhubarb 
  • Guava Pineapple Dragon Fruit 
  • Pineapple Coconut Lime
  • Peach Vanilla
  • Raspberry Guanabana
  • Cherry Lychee
  • Prickly Pear
  • Mollyfruit 
  • Mango
  • Passion Fruit Mango Guava 
  • Guava 
  • Blackberry Hibiscus
  • Strawberry Muscadine 
  • Blueberry Lime
  • Rosé

     

Other Featured Coppertail Beers

  • Ales for ALS IPA
  • Hop Skull #4 IPA
  • AHTI BA Imperial Stout with Strawberry, Blackberry, Coconut

Coppertail Brewing Co. does plan to add to this list as the date of party draws nearer.  We will be sure to update this list just as soon as additional information is provided.

Guest Tap List

Since it is not a proper birthday party without friends, a good deal of local breweries will be in attendance to keep the guest taps flowing with the following brews (Updated 8/23):

Everything Else

In addition to the amazing beer listed above, the Coppertail Brewing Co. Fifth Anniversary Party will also feature:

  • A pig roast & other food options
  • Special bottle releases: 5th Anniversary Peach Foeder Sour (500ml bottles) – this beer spent some quality time on French oak and was inoculated with Brettanomyces, Pediococcus, & Lactobacillus and fermented on fresh peaches; Créature de mer Rouge (375ml bottles) – a 6.8% ABV Golden Sour Ale aged in a French oak wine foeder, inoculated with various strains of Brettanomyces, Pediococcus, & Lactobacillus and fermented on fresh cherries.
  • Limited release anniversary shirts & glassware (glassware pictured below)
  • Live music from Mountain Holler, Shawn Kyle & the Mysterious Ybor Fires (featuring Members of the Diviners, Band of Sorrows, and Have Gun Will Travel), and Will Quinlan & the Holy Slow Train
  • College football fans, you are covered as well. The Miami Hurricanes | Florida Gators game will be shown (without sound) during this event.
Other Useful Info
  • General Admission is FREE.  VIP is SOLD OUT.  If you have not already secured VIP tickets, there is no need to worry about tickets as this is a come-as-you-are, pay-as-you-go event.
  • Parking Info – Parking will be available in the brewery’s main lot, the remote lot in between 25th and 26th, street parking along 2nd and a remote lot on the corner of 2nd and 22nd. This remote lot is a 1/4 mile away from the brewery, but it will have a golf cart shuttle if you choose to use it. DO NOT PARK on 26th or the employee lot behind the building. A good portion of the festivities will be taking place in the brewery’s back lot. Uber/Lyft is encouraged.

Alright, that should just about cover all the information we currently have for you regarding this event.  If you are free on Saturday, make sure you swing by Coppertail Brewing Co. so that you can take part in the festivities and raise a glass with the folks at the brewery to five amazing years and the many more ahead.  Prost!

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Monday Night Brewing Adds Lundi IPA to Year-Round Lineup

lundi-12-oz-can-transMonday Night Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has announced that Lundi IPA will officially launch in late August as the brewery’s newest Year-Round offering.

Developed after “months of test batches, hop experiments, and sensory panels,” Lundi is an American India Pale Ale that features “all the tangerine and grapefruit notes of Mosaic, Simcoe and El Dorado hops.” Balanced with a “juicy . . . pleasant sweetness, thanks to the malt backbone of Pilsner, oats, and wheat,” Lundi IPA (7.1% ABV, 55 IBUs) is full-flavored “but with less of the bitterness commonly associated with bold IPAs,”

“We strive to create beers that go well with weeknights—balanced, flavorful ales that pair well with food. Our brewers nailed that with Lundi,” said Monday Night Co-Founder Jonathan Baker. “The versatility of this beer means it pairs well with a charcuterie plate, a savory tortière, or chicken paillard. And it especially works with good conversation and great friends.”

 

As for the name? “We got into a fun, funky, French vibe in the planning, testing, and tasting stages. Since Lundi is French for Monday, we leaned into it and went full Francophile,” said Baker.

Lundi IPA is rolling out now and will be available Year-Round.  You can expect to find this new IPA available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located within Monday Night’s distribution footprint in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Prost!

Vital Information for Lundi IPA from Monday Night Brewing

Release – Year-Round; launching late August 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.1%
IBUs – 55
Featured Hops – Mosaic, Simcoe & El Dorado
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Georgia & Tennessee 

 

 

Motorworks Brewing Looks Toward Fall with Limited Release of Oktoberfest

motorworkslogoMotorworks Brewing (Bradenton, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of its Oktoberfest Märzen-style Lager on Wednesday, August 21.

Serving as Motorworks Brewing’s “homage to the more robust Märzen lagerbiers served in Munich during Oktoberfests past,” Oktoberfest is a “bright amber” Märzen-style Lager that possesses “a lightly toasted, malty sweetness complemented by a spicy hop character that balances its malt base and dries it out a bit on the finish.”  Oktoberfest clocks in at a fest-appropriate 5.6% ABV.

The 2019 release of Oktoberfest Märzen-style Lager will officially launch in Motorworks Brewing’s Taproom (1014 9th Street West | Bradenton, Florida) on August 21 and distribution is anticipated to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located within Motorworks’ distribution footprint in Florida.  Prost!

Vital Information for Oktoberfest from Motorworks Brewing

Release – Limited; launching August 21, 2019
Style – Märzen/Oktoberfest
ABV – 5.6%
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Florida

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Shiner Oktoberfest Makes Annual Return

shinerOktoberfest2Spoetzl Brewery | Shiner Beer (Shiner, Texas) has officially announced that Shiner Oktoberfest, the brewery’s most awarded Seasonal, will return to shelves and taps in late August.

A true embodiment of Spoetzl Brewery’s Bavarian roots, Shiner Oktoberfest is a traditional Märzen-style Ale brewed with the “highest-quality Two-Row Barley, Munich, and Caramel malts, along with German grown Hallertau Tradition and Hersbrucker hops.”  Coming in at 4.48% ABV and 18 IBUs, Shiner Oktoberfest boasts “a rich malty aroma, with a caramel sweetness that fades to a dry, hoppy finish.”

Shiner Oktoberfest is rolling out now and will be available for a limited time. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Texas and throughout the rest of Shiner’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery | Shiner Beer

Release – Seasonal (Fall); returning late August 2019
Style – Märzen/Oktoberfest
ABV – 4.48%
IBUs – 18
Malts – 2-Row, Munich & Caramel
Hops – Hallertau Tradition & Hersbrucker
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.shiner.com/find

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Wild Leap Brew Co. Releases Commemorative Rockweave Double IPA

WL_IndividPage_Rockweave_CanWild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that it will introduce beer and music lovers to the limited-edition Rockweave Double IPA during the week of August 19.

Brewed to commemorate the Rockweave Music & Arts Festival taking place in LaGrange, Georgia October 4 – 5, 2019 (more information available below), Rockweave is a Double India Pale Ale brewed with Centennial hops.  Despite weighing in at a sizable 8.1% ABV, Rockweave Double IPA remains an approachable brew that offers its drinker a “beautiful flavor profile of grapefruit and pine.”

“We have dreamed of being part of a music festival since the day we opened,” shares Rob Goldstein, Wild Leap Co-Founder and CMO. “With the main stage located just behind the brewery, we felt it was only appropriate to brew a beer in honor of the occasion, one that could be easily identified with the festival.”

 

“We chose to brew Rockweave with this classic American hop because of the smooth flavor profile it allows,” explains Chris Elliott, Head Brewer. “We wanted this to be a beer that a variety of people can enjoy and Centennial hops allows an approachable hop balance packed with citrus.”

Rockweave Double IPA is rolling out now and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Wild Leap’s distribution footprint in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Rockweave Double IPA from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Release – Limited; launching August 19, 2019
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.1%
Featured Hops – Centennial
Fun Fact – On the music festival: “Rockweave Music & Arts Festival is a two-day festival featuring Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Grouplove, Dawes, Moon Taxi and many other well-known bands from across the country. The festival features four stages with 21 artists who represent a wide variety of music genres.
Along with two days of incredible music and local food and drink, Rockweave is being produced with a cause. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales goes to support music and arts in local schools.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia
Beer Finder – http://www.wildleap.com/beer-finder/

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Jester King Brewery To Release Tasting Room Exclusive Provenance Black Lime

JesterkinglogoJester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Provenance Black Lime on Thursday, August 22.

Arriving as the next installment in Jester King’s citrus-themed series, Provenance Black Lime (5.6% ABV) is a Farmhouse Ale that incorporates black limes in the boil of “a similar [base beer] to previous Provenance iterations.”  This approach produces a beer that is “deeper in color, with more caramel notes and more body” than past Provenance releases.

“We took limes from G&S Orchards and sliced them into ¼ inch disks, then dehydrated those disks at 140 degrees Fahrenheit for 7-10 days. The process is a slow caramelization of the sugars within the fruit as well as enzymatic oxidation of the flesh. This process definitely changes the flavor to something still reminiscent of the original fruit but has a distinct caramel quality, elevated acidity, and tea-like character.”

 

– Damien Brockway, Jester King Executive Chef 

Provenance Black Lime will release exclusively in the Tasting Room & Kitchen at Jester King Brewery at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 22.  This Limited Release offering will be available in 750ml bottles for the cost of $13 each (limit of two (2) bottles per person per day).  Provenance Black Lime will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Provenance Black Lime from Jester King Brewery

Release – Limited; August 22, 2019
Style – Farmhouse Ale
ABV – 5.6%
Added Ingredients – Black limes that were processed in-house by Jester King
Fun Fact – “We’ve made Provenance beers in the past with different types of citrus. This one, however, is the first time we’ve processed the citrus in our Kitchen.”
Availability – 750ml bottles
Bottle Count – 480 bottles 
Bottle Limit – Two (2) bottles per person per day
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only

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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Revives Athena Paradiso with Passion Fruit & Guava

CCBC_AthenaParadisoPGStillWeb--2Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Athena Paradiso with Passion Fruit & Guava will return for a limited time in late August 2019.

Back to close out summer with a blast of tropical refreshment, this release of Athena Paradiso starts with a base of AthenaCreature Comforts’ year-round Berliner Weisse – and treats it with “the gentle tartness and subtle sweetness of the passion fruit and guava.” Meant to be sessionable and thirst quenching, Athena Paradiso with Passion Fruit & Guava comes in at an easy drinking 4.5% ABV.

Athena Paradiso with Passion Fruit & Guava is available now on draft and is scheduled to release in cans on Tuesday, August 20.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located within Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Athena Paradiso with Passion Fruit & Guava from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; August 20, 2019
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.5%
Added Ingredients – Passion fruit & guava
Fun Fact – “The addition of the word ‘Paradiso’ to the Athena brand’s name and the label artwork are intended to instill a vision of paradise, representative of the flavor and aroma of the beer.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia

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SweetWater Brewing Company Adds to 420 Strain with Release of Chocolope Stout

sw-brew-420stain-product-vignette-ChocolopeSweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has announced that it will officially begin the Seasonal Release of 420 Strain Chocolope Stout during the week of August 19.

Developed to mimic the flavor characteristics of the marijuana strain of the same name, Chocolope is an American Stout that unites a “roasty malt backbone” with SweetWater’s “unholy trinity of hops, strain-specific terpenes and natural hemp-type flavors.”  Weighing in at 6.4% and 35 IBUs, Chocolope Stout offers its drinker “tropical fruit on the inhale, coffee on the exhale, gooey chocolate all the way through.”

420 Strain Chocolope Stout will make its debut in the 420 Strain Stash Box – a mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. cans that also includes 420 Extra Pale Ale, 420 Strain G13 IPA and 420 Strain Mango Kush – during the week of August 19 and will release on its own in Fall 2019.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal available in 12 oz. cans, 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of SweetWater Brewing Company’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for 420 Strain Chocolope Stout from SweetWater Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal; launching August 19, 2019
Style – American Stout
ABV – 6.4%
IBUs – 35
Malts – 2-Row, Munich, 70/80, Pale Chocolate, Chocolate, Roasted Barley & Wheat
Hops – Bravo & Willamette
Added Ingredients – Dutch chocolate
Availability – 12 oz. cans, 12 oz. bottles, on draft & in the 420 Strain Stash Box
Beer Finder – https://sweetwaterbrew.com/find-sweetwater/