Magnanimous Brewing & Brewing Költur Collaborate on Pastri Parti

Magnanimous Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Pastri Parti, a special collaboration with Sweden’s Brewing Költur, on Friday, May 14.

Here to give you the full pastry experience but without all that pesky ABV, Pastri Parti is a sessionable Pastry Stout “with Cinnamon Bun, Coffee, French Toast, French Vanilla, & Maple Bacon.” Weighing in at just 6.5% ABV, Pastri Parti will let you satisfy that sweet tooth of yours as long as the parti rages.

Pastri Parti– available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($14 per 4-pack) – will drop at Magnanimous Brewing (1420 N. Florida Avenue | Tampa, Florida) on May 14 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Pastri Parti is a brewery only release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Pastri Parti from Magnanimous Brewing & Brewing Költur

Release – Limited; May 14, 2021
Style – Pastry Stout
ABV – 6.5%
Added Ingredients – Cinnamon bun, coffee, French toast, French vanilla & maple bacon
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($14 each)
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Orpheus Brewing Celebrates American Craft Beer Week with Release of City in the Trees

Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of City in the Trees, a long boil Doppelbock, on Wednesday May 12.

Dropping as Orpheus Brewing’s first release for American Craft Beer Week 2021, City in the Trees is a Doppelbock “brewed with 100% Barke pilsner malt and boiled for 16 hours to develop richness and color before lagering for many months.” Coming in at 9% ABV, City in the Trees features “vibrant notes of toffee, burnt caramel, dark fruit, and leather lending this beer light sweetness mixed with a surge of bitterness.”

City in the Trees hit the taps at Orpheus Brewing on May 11 and 4-packs of 16 oz. cans will drop at the brewery on May 12 at 3 p.m. City in the Trees is a brewery only release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for City in the Trees from Orpheus Brewing

Release – Limited; cans drop on May 12, 2021
Style – Doppelbock
ABV – 9%
Treatment – Brewed with 100% Barke pilsner malt & boiled for 16 hours
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Founders Brewing Co. Develops Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoa Variant of KBS

Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) recently took to its Cadre Newsletter to inform fans that it will introduce KBS Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoa in November 2021.

Arriving as the latest variant of Founders Brewing Co.’s fan-favorite Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout, KBS Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoa is an Imperial Stout that takes the “sumptuous, deep coffee and chocolate flavors of KBS . . . to the next level with a swirl of cinnamon and a hint of vanilla to create a sweet-but-not-too-sweet barrel-aged drinking experience.” Coming in at 12% ABV, KBS Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoa is a “whole new spin on KBS that’s sure to sweeten your spirits.”

KBS Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoa is set to debut in November 2021 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this new Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Founders Brewing Co.’s nationwide distribution network (“no draft in UT and no distribution PERIOD in Mississippi!”). Prost!

Vital Information for KBS Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoa from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Barrel-Aged Series; November 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12%
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels
Added Ingredients – Coffee, cinnamon, vanilla extract & cocoa nibs
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/beer/find-our-beer/

Ninkasi Brewing Adds Stratascope IPA to Seasonal Lineup

Ninkasi Brewing Company (Eugene, Oregon) has officially announced that Stratascope IPA has arrived to serve as the brewery’s new Spring/Summer 2021 Seasonal Release.

Originally developed on Ninkasi’s “innovative small-batch system in February 2020 and then scaled up to production levels for this release,” Stratascope IPA is an American India Pale Ale that “strongly features the Strata hop.” Coming in at 6.4% ABV and 49 IBUs, Stratascope IPA allows “Strata’s hop character of stone fruits like apricot and peach [to] dance with passionfruit and grapefruit atop a light dank platform to create a powerful geometry that’s ready to dazzle from within.”

“Our pilot brewing system has allowed us to innovate in new ways,” said Director of Brewing Operations Dr. Daniel Sharp. “It’s fun to experiment with these new hops to create some delicious new beers with the complex aroma and flavor profiles they emit.”

Stratascope IPA is rolling out now and will hang around through the months of spring and summer 2021. You can expect to find this new Seasonal available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 19.2 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Oregon and throughout the rest of Ninkasi’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Stratascope IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal; launching late April 2021
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.4%
IBUs – 49
Featured Hops – Strata
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon & Washington
Beer Finder – https://ninkasibrewing.com/beer-finder/

Dogfish Head Introduces Non-Alcoholic Lemon Quest Wheat Brew

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced that Lemon Quest, a new non-alcoholic brew, will join the brewery’s Year-Round lineup in May 2021.

Developed to be an “off-centered alternative . . . that calls to beer lovers and adventure seekers alike,” Lemon Quest is a non-alcoholic Wheat Beer “brewed with real lemon puree, blueberry juice, acai berries, monk fruit, sea salt and special, Hopsteiner Polyphenol-Rich Hop Pellets™.” Coming in at just 90 calories per 12 oz. serving, the ultra-refreshing Lemon Quest “is the perfect pairing for your next adventure.”

“Because of its wholesome, all-natural ingredients and its connection to The Nature Conservancy (TNC), we’ve lovingly nicknamed Lemon Quest, ‘the brew that gives back,’” says Dogfish Head founder & brewer Sam Calagione. “As a proud supporter of TNC, Dogfish Head will showcase the organization’s logo on every package of Lemon Quest and will contribute more than $50K to TNC to celebrate our new product launch and the awesome collaborative work we’ve been doing to bring our ‘Mother Nature, Let’s Do This!’ program to life (more info available below).”

Lemon Quest is rolling out now with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Lemon Quest from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Year-Round; launching May 2021
Style – Non-alcoholic Wheat Beer
ABV – 0.5%
Calories – 90 (per 12 oz. serving)
Carbs – 20 (per 12 oz. serving)
Featured Ingredients – Real lemon puree, blueberry juice, acai berries, monk fruit, sea salt & Hopsteiner Polyphenol-Rich Hop Pellets
Fun Fact – “Developed in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the world’s leading environmental nonprofit, ‘Mother Nature, Let’s Do This!’ is a yearlong initiative that challenges everyone to get outside and enjoy the splendor of the great outdoors. Whether it’s a trail ride, a biking trip, a camping trip … whatever you love to do outside, embrace it. Find solace in nature and welcome the experiences you can only find by getting out.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder


Stone Brewing Returns to its Roots with Release of Liquid Poem DIPA

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Special Release of Liquid Poem Double IPA, an ode to the classic West Coast IPA, in late April 2021.

Developed to be the “liquid equivalent of old school classic punk rock poetry,” Liquid Poem is a West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale featuring “citrusy-piney Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops, plus a dash of ‘new classic’ Citra for good measure.” Coming in at 9.4% ABV and 100+ IBUs, Liquid Poem is “big yet refreshing, bold yet nuanced. Undeniably LOUD. Just as we like it.”

Liquid Poem is rolling out now and will only be available for a limited time. You can expect to find this Special Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Liquid Poem from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited/Special; April 27, 2021
Style – West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 9.4%
IBUs – 100+
Featured Hops – Chinook, Columbus, Centennial & Citra
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Great Divide’s Yeti Clan Gains a New Macaroon Variant

Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Macaroon Yeti in May 2021.

Surfacing as the latest variant of Great Divide’s legendary Yeti Imperial Stout, Macaroon Yeti is an Imperial Sweet Stout/Pastry Stout loaded down with almonds, coconut and lactose. Coming in at 9.5% ABV, Macaroon Yeti’s featured ingredients “enhance the sweetness of this indulgent treat, while the traditional Yeti roastiness fades slightly into the background.”

Macaroon Yeti will debut in May and is scheduled to hang around through July 2021. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 16.2 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Macaroon Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Yeti Clan; May – July 2021
Style – Imperial Sweet Stout/Pastry Stout
ABV – 9.5%
Added Ingredients – Almonds, coconut & lactose
Availability – 16.2 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/

Spectrology Sour Next Up for Curbside Release at Heavy Seas Beer

Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Curbside Release of Spectrology Sour on Friday, April 30.

The latest release to come out of Heavy Seas Beer’s 15 Barrel Brewhouse, Spectrology Sour is a tropically-themed Sour Ale boasting additions of pineapple, passion fruit and mango purees. Coming in at 8% ABV, the “tart, and freakishly tropical” Spectrology Sour is a “sour and juicy treat . . . best enjoyed in the company of other ghost hunters.”

“We wanted to create a freakishly tropical sour for the spring” says Heavy Seas Associate Brand Manager, Amanda Zivkovic. “Spectrology Sour has layers and layers of fruit flavor in every sip!” 

“Always looking to work with new products and techniques, we’ve employed a unique lactic acid producing strain of yeast to create this tart, fruity sour,” comments Heavy Seas Brewmaster Christopher Leonard. “Pineapple, mango, and passion fruit purees lend a bright tropical nose to the beer. The quenching tang and zesty mouthfeel provide a balanced compliment to this unique treat.”

Spectrology Sour – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans – will see a Curbside drop at Heavy Seas Beer on April 30. Spectrology Sour is a brewery-only release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Spectrology Sour from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/15 Barrel Brewhouse Series; April 30, 2021
Style – Sour Ale
ABV – 8%
Added Ingredients – Pineapple, passion fruit & mango purees

Fun Fact – “Spectrology Sour’s label artwork was designed by local Baltimore artist, Chris Shiner, of Chris Shiner Art. All the taproom exclusive beer labels will be designed by Shiner in 2021.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Rogue Ales Adds Raspberry Tartlandia to Seasonal Lineup

Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Raspberry Tartlandia in May 2021.

Developed to serve as an “homage to [Rogue’s] home in Oregon . . . [and] the culinary wonderland that is Portland,” Raspberry Tartlandia is a Gose-style Ale “brewed with raspberry, coriander and hand-harvested salt from Newport’s Yaquina Bay.” Coming in at a refreshing 4.9% ABV, Raspberry Tartlandia is “a flavor-packed experience, just like visiting Portland, that’ll make you want to move there or thank your lucky stars that you already have.”

“Rogue headquarters have been located on the Oregon Coast for over thirty years and Newport means so much to us,” says Hagen Moore, VP of Marketing & Creative. “We are constantly getting inspiration from our surroundings and the people nearby. In fact, Raspberry Tartlandia is brewed with salt that we hand harvested from the Yaquina Bay in our backyard and is inspired by a beer that we brewed with Chris Rogers to celebrate the Oregon Coast Community College’s independent accreditation.”

“While our headquarters are located on the Oregon Coast, Portland also plays a huge role in our identity and this beer is an ode to the culinary wonderland that is Portland,” adds Moore. “Raspberry Tartlandia is an outrageously delicious combination of raspberry juiciness, sea salt and refreshing tartness. Each sip is a flavor-packed experience, much like visiting the food mecca that is Portland.”

Raspberry Tartlandia will debut in May and is scheduled to hang around through August 2021. You can expect to find this new Seasonal available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Raspberry Tartlandia from Rogue Ales

Release – Seasonal; May – August 2021
Style – Gose
ABV – 4.9%
IBUs – 9
Ingredients – Pilsner, Pale Wheat, Coriander, Hand-Harvested Yaquina Bay Sea Salt, Raspberry Concentrate & Marionberry Concentrate
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

Indeed Brewing Company Adds Aquafuzz Hazy IPA to Year-Round Portfolio

Indeed Brewing Company (Minneapolis, Minnesota) has officially announced that Aquafuzz Hazy IPA, the brewery’s first Hazy IPA released in cans, will join its Year-Round lineup in late April 2021.

Dialed in “after a year-long research and development process at the pilot brewery in Milwaukee and on a larger scale at the Northeast Minneapolis brewery,” Aquafuzz is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale featuring Galaxy, Strata, Cascade, Mosaic and HBC 586 hops. Coming in at 7.2% ABV and 40 IBUs, Aquafuzz “will be released in batches and in and out of the market quickly to ensure maximum freshness and a consistent haze.”

“This is our first packaged hazy IPA, and we wanted to make sure we did it right. There’s not a lot of room for error in this style of beer; the freshness factor is crucial,” says Ryan Bandy, Sales Director. “We’re pre-selling cans into accounts and pulsing the release in batches so that we can be sure that consumers are getting the best possible hazy, both in regards to the recipe and state of the beer.”

Aquafuzz will hit the Twin Cities area on April 26 and wider distribution will follow in May 2021. You can expect to find this new Year-Round available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Indeed’s distribution footprint in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. Prost!

Vital Information for Aquafuzz from Indeed Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round; launching April 26, 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.2%
IBUs – 40
Hops – Galaxy, Strata, Cascade, Mosaic & HBC 586
Malts – Pilsner, Pale Ale, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Barley & Oats
Yeast – A38
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Minnesota, Wisconsin & North Dakota