CANarchy Launches Hazy Edition of IPA Mixed 12-pack

CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that a new Hazy Edition of its Coast to Coast IPA Mixed Pack will debut during the summer of 2021.

Compiled to give hopheads a “cross-continental . . . supergroup” of “some of CANarchy’s hoppiest, haziest offerings,” the Coast to Coast IPA Mixed 12-pack – Hazy Edition contains the following lupulin-laced goodness from Three Weavers Brewing Company (Inglewood, California), Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado), Deep Ellum Brewing Company (Dallas, Texas) and Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) – descriptions sourced directly from CANarchy’s press release:

  • Cloud City by Three Weavers Brewing Company (6.5% ABV): This hazy IPA is soft on the palate and blazing bright with aromas of peaches, mangoes, and sunny citrus fruits. Take a trip with us to Cloud City, where the forecast is always juicy with a chance of haze.
  • Thick Haze by Oskar Blues Brewery (7% ABV): Not for casual fans of the hazy IPA style, Thick Haze is unfiltered to let flavorful, aromatic hop particles run the show. It’s nebulous with nom, obfuscated with “oh baby” and undeniably Thick with Haze.
  • Manic Confidence by Deep Ellum Brewing Company (6.5% ABV): Manic Confidence is a hot tropical island vacation dissected and reconstructed in the form of a refreshingly juicy craft brew. Sunny, sweet bitterness of Galaxy, Enigma, Comet, Strata, Citra and Idaho 7 hops floods the taste receptors, resulting in a salivating joy that leaves you craving more.
  • Fancy Papers by Cigar City Brewing (6.5% ABV): With notes of mango and tangerine, this double dry hopped Juicy IPA was developed with the same kind of craftsmanship and artistry that can be found in labels printed on fancy papers and applied to the lids of cigar boxes of yesteryear.

The Coast to Coast IPA Mixed Pack – Hazy Edition contains three 12 oz. cans of each of the offerings listed above.

The Coast to Coast IPA Mixed Pack – Hazy Edition is rolling out now and will be available for a limited time. You can expect to find this Mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. cans at craft beer-focused retailers located in select markets nationwide. Prost!

Burial Beer Co. Sets Date for Limited Release of Your Compliance Is Strongly Suggested

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release of Your Compliance Is Strongly Suggested on Wednesday, June 23.

Created as a reminder that some things are “best left in the hands of experts and fanatics,” Your Compliance Is Strongly Suggested is a blend of five different Imperial Stouts that was then “aged . . . with the largest dose of elegant Macadamia nuts that [Burial has] ever mustered, before adding Macaroon coconut, Mexican vanilla beans and a dab of maple syrup to accent and add a creamy finish.” Coming in at a massive 15% ABV, Your Compliance Is Strongly Suggested comes together to be a “tropical journey into macadamia maple creams, Coco Lopez cupcakes, and coconut cake with vanilla cream and crushed nuts.”

A very limited amount of Your Compliance Is Strongly Suggested – available in 500ml bottles for $19 each – will be available for online presale for pickup at Burial Beer Co.’s Asheville taproomRaleigh taproom and Charlotte taproom at noon on June 23. If any bottles survive the presale, the brewery will release those in their online shop to send out into its new 12 state shipping range on Thursday, June 24 at noon. Your Compliance Is Strongly Suggested will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Your Compliance Is Strongly Suggested from Burial Beer Co.

Release – Limited; June 23, 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 15%
Treatment – A blend of five Imperial Stouts aged on Toasted Coconut, Macadamia Nuts, Maple Syrup & Mexican Vanilla Bean
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery & online sales only

The Bruery Announces Return of Frucht: Cucumber

The Bruery (Orange County, California) has officially announced that Frucht: Cucumber will return for a Limited Release in June 2021.

The next release in The Bruery’s Frucht (pronounced frucked) Series “inspired by the heritage of Northern German brewers and the slightly tart beer typically with fruit added in the glass,” Frucht: Cucumber is a Berliner Weisse featuring “fresh cucumbers that were processed by hand and then added to . . . large oak foeders for secondary fermentation.” Coming in at 4.3% ABV, Frucht: Cucumber is a “fun, refreshing, summer sipper.”

“Funky and fresh describes this beer perfectly,” says Brand Director Caitie Gold. “I’ll be taking a 4-pack of this on a picnic with a charcuterie board and bowl of fresh ceviche. This really will be the beer you want to reach for all summer long”.

Frucht: Cucumber is rolling out now and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in California, Washington D.C. and throughout the rest of The Bruery’s 28-state distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Frucht: Cucumber from The Bruery

Release – Limited/Frucht Series; June 2021
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.3%
Treatment – Aged in foeders with hand-processed cucumbers
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.thebruery.com/pages/find

Champion Brewing Company Launches Low-Calorie Electric Light

Champion Brewing Company (Charlottesville, Virginia) has officially announced that it will kick off summer 2021 with the late June release of Electric Light, a low-calorie/low-carb Session Ale,

Specifically formulated to serve as a recovery beer for Champion Brewing’s Charlottesville run club, Electric Light is a Light Fruit Beer featuring additions of Azacca hops, passion fruit purée, and “replenishing” Himalayan sea salt. Coming in at just 98 calories, 5g of carbs and 3.6% ABV, Electric Light “goes down so easy that you’ll want to have the next one cold and ready to follow.”

“A huge part of our fan base was interested in a low-calorie, low-ABV beer. So, we listened, and created Electric Light, a simple, delicious beer with low carbs and one gram of protein.”

– Clay Cooper, Director of Sales at Champion Brewing Company

Electric Light hit Champion’s downtown taproom and Champion Grill on June 18 and is scheduled to enter distribution in the near future. You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, Virginia and throughout the rest of Champion’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Electric Light from Champion Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal; launching late June 2021
Style – Fruit Beer
ABV – 3.6%
IBUs – 5
Calories – 98
Carbs – 5g
Featured Hops – Azacca
Added Ingredients – Passion fruit purée & Himalayan sea salt
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia & DC

Oskar Blues Introduces Death By Flapjacks as Next Limited Release

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Death By Flapjacks, a pancake-inspired Porter, in late June 2021.

Dropping as the “second entry of 2021 in their series of over-the-top Death By beers inspired by cult classic Death By Coconut Irish Porter,” Death By Flapjacks is an English-style Porter that “hits you with a huge maple wake up call, jacked up on syrupy goodness. Smooth vanilla, lactose, and a subtle hint of nutmeg complement the honey and crystal malts in this English Porter to provide the pancake-like vehicle for massive maple flavors. The addition of fresh lemon peel gives a quick palate reset so you can take another crack at this short stack flapjack brew.” Coming in at 6.5% ABV, Death By Flapjacks is guaranteed to be a “big-time breakfast beer.”

“Brewing a pancake beer makes it all the more socially acceptable for me to never turn down a beer with breakfast when it’s offered,” said Juice Drapeau, head brewer for Oskar Blues Brewery. “The lactose and maple combination makes Death By Flapjacks a completely unique drinking experience great for early mornings and late nights or when late nights become early mornings.”

Death By Flapjacks is scheduled to debut on Father’s Day (June 20, 2021) and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest of Oskar Blues Brewery’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Death By Flapjacks from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Limited/Death By Series; June 20, 2021
Style – English-style Porter
ABV – 6.5%
Added Ingredients – Maple syrup, vanilla, lemon peel, nutmeg, lactose & natural flavors
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/

Yuengling Reformulates Light Lager 99

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. (Pottsville, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that it will release a new and improved version of its Light Lager 99 in mid-June 2021.

Reformulated to give health-conscious beer drinkers “a best-in-class flavor experience that finishes smooth and clean after each sip,” Light Lager 99 is a Light Amber Lager that “[maintains] the full flavor profile similar to Yuengling’s flagship Lager brand.” Coming in at just 99 calories, 3.2 grams of carbs and 4% ABV, Light Lager 99 has all the “stats that today’s consumers expect from their light beer.”

“With today’s demand for low carb and low-calorie beers and a fun-filled summer around the corner, it was the perfect time to push the boundaries of taste with our Light Lager,” said Jennifer Yuengling, Vice President of Operations and 6th generation family member, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.  “We listened to our fans’ evolving tastes and responded by refining our Light Lager beer.  With this new and improved brew, fans can have it all with low stats without compromising our iconic LAGER taste!”

The new Light Lager 99 is rolling out this month. You can expect to find this Year-Round offering available in 12 oz. bottles, 12 oz. cans, 16 oz. cans and on draft at beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of Yuengling’s 22-state distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Light Lager 99 from D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.

Release – Year-Round; new version debuts June 2021
Style – Light Amber Lager
ABV – 4%
Calories – 99
Carbs – 3.2 grams
Availability – 12 oz. bottles, 12 oz. cans, 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.yuengling.com/find-our-beer/

WeldWerks Brewing Set to Release Cans of Watermelon Cotton Candy Sour

WeldWerks Brewing (Greeley, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Watermelon Cotton Candy Sour on Friday, June 18.

Developed to conjure up memories of “all-day State Fairs or evening carnivals,” Watermelon Cotton Candy is a Sour Wheat Ale brewed with cotton candy, milk sugar and watermelon juice. These ingredients come together to create the following ride for your senses:

“The cotton candy adds that indulgent sweet flavor, while the milk sugar rounds it out with a soft and fluffy mouthfeel (just like the beloved childhood treat – cotton candy!). The watermelon adds an almost juicy-fruit character but still maintains all the natural juiciness of fresh, crisp watermelon.”

Coming in at 4.6% ABV, Watermelon Cotton Candy is sure to get your mouth watering.

Watermelon Cotton Candy is scheduled to release at Weldwerks Brewing on June 18 (limit of six 4-packs per person) and will enter distribution during the week of June 21. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located throughout the brewery’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Watermelon Cotton Candy Sour from WeldWerks Brewing

Release – Limited; June 18, 2021
Style – Sour Wheat Ale
ABV – 4.6%
Added Ingredients – Cotton candy, milk sugar/lactose & watermelon juice
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://findthebeer.weldwerks.com/

Escape Brewing Announces Return of Juiced Up Sour Ale

Escape Brewing Company (Trinity, Florida) has officially announced that Juiced Up is back this week for a Limited Can Release.

Back to stake its claim as “the sour of the summer,” Juiced Up is a Berliner Weisse dosed with copious amounts of passionfruit, red dragon fruit, oranges, lemons and lactose. Coming in at an easy-drinking 4.5% ABV, Juiced Up is a “vaycay staple” that demands a spot in your cooler all summer long.

Juiced Up – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans – hit the taproom at Escape Brewing on June 10 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. There is no word at this time as to whether or not Juiced Up will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Juiced Up from Escape Brewing Company

Release – Limited; June 10, 2021
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.5%
Added Ingredients – Passionfruit, red dragon fruit, orange, lemon & lactose
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans

Magnanimous & Gatlin Hall Brewing Collaborate on Infinite Mirror DIPA

Magnanimous Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Infinite Mirror, a Double IPA brewed in collaboration with Gatlin Hall Brewing (Orlando, Florida), on Friday, June 11.

A fun collab to welcome Gatlin Hall to the Florida craft beer community, Infinite Mirror is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale double dry-hopped with Mosaic, Kohatu, & Wai-iti hops. Coming in at 8.5% ABV, this tropical juice bomb is exactly how Tampa beer lovers should be introduced to Gatlin Hall.

Infinite Mirror – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft – will drop at Magnanimous Brewing on June 11 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Infinite Mirror is a brewery only release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Infinite Mirror from Magnanimous Brewing & Gatlin Hall Brewing

Release – Limited; June 11, 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Featured Hops – Mosaic, Kohatu & Wai-iti
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Forecast at Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Calls for Tropical Depression

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Tropical Depression IPA on Saturday, June 12.

Dropping just in time to carry us all through the always interesting Florida hurricane season, Tropical Depression is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale boasting a blend of Galaxy, Citra Cryo, and Cryo-Pop hops. Coming in at 7% ABV, Tropical Depression is a “Cat 5 Flavor-cane of candied pineapple, sticky mango, and warm toasted coconut and tangerine flavors.”

Tropical Depression IPA – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft – will hit Tampa Bay Brewing Co.’s Ybor and Westchase taprooms on June 12 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. There is no word at this time as to whether or not this Limited Release will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Tropical Depression IPA from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; June 12, 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Galaxy, Citra Cryo & Cryo-Pop
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft