Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Adds Tritonia & Cosmik Debris to Year-Round Lineup

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Tritonia Gose and Cosmik Debris Double IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio in March 2021.

Previously only available as a part of Creature Comforts’ Seasonal lineup, the brewery is now going Year-Round with these two fan-favorite brews (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Tritonia – A 4.5% ABV gently tart Fruited Gose brewed with cucumber, lime, sea salt, coriander, and our house blend of lactobacillus. Our take on this classic German-style wheat beer pairs the cool freshness of cucumber with the crisp tartness of lime to create an incredibly refreshing experience.
  • Cosmik Debris – An intensely hopped 8.0% ABV Double IPA featuring Simcoe, Strata, Mosaic, Cascade, and Chinook hops. This Double IPA presents a mind-blowing aroma of citrus zest, melon, and subtle pine. The big, fruity aroma, firm bitterness, and lighter malt character paves the way to a soft and balanced flavor profile.

“Our purpose is to foster human connection, and one of the ways we strive to cultivate those opportunities for connection is by offering a wide variety of year-round beer styles,” said CEO Chris Herron. “Tritonia and Cosmik Debris have become seasonal fan favorites over the last seven years, and we are excited to add them to our year-round lineup.”

Tritonia and Cosmik Debris will both officially return in early March 2021 with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find these two new Year-Rounds at craft beer-focused establishments located within Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!

Terrapin Beer Co. Revives Its Classic Rye Pale Ale

Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will be bringing its fan-favorite Rye Pale Ale back for a limited time beginning in March 2021.

Rye Pale Ale has a long history at Terrapin Beer Co. It was the brewery’s original offering in 2002 and quickly went on to win a gold medal in the Pale Ale Category at the Great American Beer Festival that year. This classic had a good run as Terrapin’s flagship until 2018 when the difficult decision was made to discontinue Rye Pale Ale to make room for other styles that were gaining popularity. Still, this legend was longed for by the Terrapin faithful and it went on to earn over 10,000 total votes in a social media contest Terrapin launched last March to allow “fans . . . the opportunity to vote to bring any one of the brewery’s classics back to the line-up for 2021.”

If you are unfamiliar with this legendary brew, Rye Pale Ale is an American Pale Ale/Rye Beer “dry-hopped with Amarillo hops and brewed with malted Rye for a distinct aroma and a remarkably clean finish that is sure to be in tune with your taste.” Rye Pale Ale comes in at 5.5% ABV.

“For me, re-releasing the Rye Pale Ale brings up a flood of memories and emotions. When we launched this brand back in 2002, John and I had no idea how this beer would change the landscape of brewing and beer drinking in the state of Georgia. For some craft beer drinkers, the Rye was the first craft beer they had ever tried.”

– Spike Buckowski, Co-founder and VP of Brewing Development

Rye Pale Ale will officially return on March 1 but fans local to the brewery will have a chance to get it early when it is made available for curbside pick up on Wednesday, February 24. The iconic Rye Pale Ale will be available for a limited time in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Limited; March 2021
Style – American Pale Ale/Rye Beer
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Hops – Amarillo
Featured Malts – Malted Rye
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder

Three Weavers Brewing Company Begins Seasonal Release of It’s Blursday Rosé Sour

Three Weavers Brewing Company (Inglewood, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of It’s Blursday Rosé Sour in late February 2021.

Crafted to recognize that “blursday is the norm” these days, It’s Blursday is a Rosé-inspired Sour Ale that combines “a lacto souring technique with additions of cranberry, tart cherry, raspberry and passion fruit for their color and tart flavor properties.” Coming in at 5.5% ABV, It’s Blursday proves that there is “nothing better than [a] tart, fizzy, rosé-inspired beer to enjoy all blursday long.”

“The healthy additions of fruit purees during fermentation give the beer its deep pink color. Raspberry is a common flavor descriptor of rosé wines, and it builds upon the ester content of the beer. Then we dose in passion fruit because in small amounts, it provides thiol compounds that translate into tropical characters found in wines – and in our beer.

“It bridges the gap between beer and wine, and truly illustrates where two beverages, often perceived as opposites, are maybe not so different after all. A lot of thought went into the development of It’s Blursday to execute a wine-forward beer without using any grapes.”

– Alexandra Nowell, Brewmaster at Three Weavers Brewing Company

It’s Blursday is rolling out now and will be available as long as supplies last this spring. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at Three Weavers’ Inglewood taproom and select craft beer-focused establishments located in California. Prost!

Vital Information for It’s Blursday from Three Weavers Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal; launching late February 2021
Style – Sour Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Added Ingredients – Cranberry, tart cherry, raspberry & passion fruit
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – California

Jester King Brewery Releases Satsumas 4 Sale DDH Hazy IPA

Jester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially announced that cans of Satsumas 4 Sale DDH Hazy IPA are available at the brewery as of Monday, February 22.

Here to get your week off to a fresh start, Satsumas 4 Sale is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale double dry-hopped with Citra, Ekuanot, and Mosaic Cryo hops and then dosed with 400 lbs. of hand-juiced and -zested Texas-grown Satsuma Mandarins from K and H Farms in Poteet, Texas. Coming in at 6.8% ABV, Satsumas 4 Sale offers “flavors and aromas of papaya, orange sherbert, drippy palm sap, gummy bears, piña colada, mimosa, and candied orange zest.”

Satsumas 4 Sale – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans – dropped Jester King on Monday, February 22 and will be available only as long as the +/- 100 cases last. Satsumas 4 Sale is a brewery only release (proxies welcome) that will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Satsumas 4 Sale from Jester King Brewery

Release – Limited; February 22, 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.8%
Hops – Citra, Ekuanot & Mosaic Cryo
Added Ingredients – 400 pounds of Texas-grown Satsuma Mandarins from K and H Farms in Poteet, Texas
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Proof Brewing Co. Expands Distribution to Orlando & Central Florida

Proof Brewing Co. (Tallahassee, Florida) has officially announced that it has partnered with Sunshine State Distribution to begin distribution in the Orlando area and eight Central Florida counties.

After years of requests, Proof Brewing Co. is hooking up Central Floridians by making their delicious lineup of brews available at restaurants, craft beer bars, and retail accounts located within eight Central Florida counties: Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Lake, Brevard, Volusia, and Flagler.

“We’re excited for our new partnership with Sunshine State Distribution and the ability to get our beer to fans in Central Florida,” said Owner Byron Burroughs. “From our core lineup to seasonal innovation, including our fruited sour beers, we’re ready to spread our love for craft beer.”

Proof Brewing Co. will enter this new distribution territory with “some of the brewery’s most popular offerings, including Eightfive-0 American Pale Ale, La La Land IPA, Mango Wit Wheat Ale, Lager, and Evil Kiss Berliner sour series.” Offerings from Proof Brewing Co. are hitting the Orlando/Central Florida area now. Prost!

Cahaba Brewing Co. Brings Seasick Record Session IPA Back for Limited Release

Cahaba Brewing Co. (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Seasick Record Session IPA, a special collaboration project with Seasick Records, in late February 2021.

Returning to Cahaba’s Pilot Series after an incredibly successful debut release last year, Seasick Record Session IPA is a Session India Pale Ale featuring Simcoe, Centennial, Columbus and Idaho 7 hops. Coming in at a super easy-drinking 4.8% ABV and 32 IBUs, Seasick Record Session IPA “[lends] a bitter finish in harmony with tropical fruit notes.”

Seasick Record Session IPA is rolling out now and is scheduled to hang around through late April 2021. 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 Cahaba’s distribution footprint in Alabama. Prost!

Vital Information for Seasick Record Session IPA from Cahaba Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Pilot Series; late February – late April 2021
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 4.8%
IBUs – 32
Hops – Simcoe, Centennial, Columbus & Idaho 7
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://cahababrewing.com/find-our-beer/

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Sets Date for Limited Release of Concurrence Blend No. 7

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will continue its Concurrence Series, a “continued exploration into barrel-aged stouts paired with the finest quality adjunct ingredients,” with the Limited Bottle Release of Concurrence Blend No. 7 on Saturday, February 27.

Inspired heavily by another Creature Comforts offering – My Very Own Mole, the idea behind Concurrence Blend No. 7 (13.9% ABV) starts as an Imperial Stout “made with cocoa nibs from Condor Chocolates, Mexican vanilla beans, pecans from Pearson Farm, benne seed, chili peppers, and cinnamon.” The brewers then take things a step further by “[applying] the beautiful list of primarily local ingredients to a thoughtful blend of apple brandy and bourbon barrel-aged stouts to create a complex, mole-inspired Barrel-Aged Stout.”

Concurrence Blend No. 7 – available in 500ml bottles – is scheduled to release in the Taproom at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on February 27 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Concurrence Blend No. 7 is at brewery only release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Concurrence Blend No. 7 from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; February 27, 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 13.9%
Added Ingredients – Cocoa nibs from Condor Chocolates, Mexican vanilla beans, pecans from Pearson Farm, benne seed, chili peppers & cinnamon
Treatment – A blend of Apple Brandy & Bourbon barrel-aged Stouts
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Indeed Brewing Company Adds Pistachio Cream Ale to Year-Round Lineup

Indeed Brewing Company (Minneapolis, Minnesota) has officially announced that Pistachio Cream Ale will be added to the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio in mid-February 2021.

Originally introduced in February 2020 as a taproom exclusive that just caught fire and earned “instantaneous success and [a] cult following,” Pistachio Cream Ale is a Cream Ale infused with pistachio essence to offer just the right amount of nutty flavor and aroma. Coming in at 5.5% ABV, Pistachio Cream Ale “does not disappoint with a subtly nutty and malty flavor that leaves a spritzy mouthfeel. It’s a beer to go unabashedly nuts for.”

“We’ve seen the same, consistent energy from Fargo to Duluth to Eau Claire about Pistachio Cream Ale, and have tried to respond as quickly as possible to the demand. Within a year, it’s moving into our year-round lineup and has top three priority with most of our distributors,” says Sales Director Ryan Bandy. “It’s super fun—and kind of stressful—to have a hit like this where you work hard and fast to get the people what they want. We’re excited to let it loose!”

Pistachio Cream Ale is available now in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering at craft beer-focused establishments located within Indeed’s distribution footprint in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Prost!

Vital Information for Pistachio Cream Ale from Indeed Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round; launching February 2021
Style – Cream Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 15
Malts – Pilsner, 6 Row, Corn & Munich
Hops – Mittelfruh & El Dorado
Added Ingredients – Pistachio essence
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Minnesota & Wisconsin

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Summons The Beast Beneath for Limited Release

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of The Beast Beneath at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 20.

Emerging from “the ominous depths of the sea,” The Beast Beneath is an Imperial Stout that “[showcases] deep aromas of espresso & baker’s chocolate.” Coming in at a monstrous 10% ABV, the behemoth known as The Beast Beneath “offers a chewy, velvety and luscious mouthfeel, followed by robust notes of toffee, dark chocolate & dark roasted coffee.”

The Beast Beneath – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans – will drop at Tampa Bay Brewing Co.’s Westchase and Ybor Taproom locations on February 20 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. The Beast Beneath is a taproom-exclusive release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for The Beast Beneath from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; February 20, 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 10%
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Heavy Seas Beer Goes Bottomless with Bellini Inspired Beer

Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will hold a Curbside Can Release for Bottomless Bellini from Friday, February 26 to Sunday, February 28.

Here to remind you that “brunch is always better when it’s Bottomless,” Bottomless Bellini is a Bellini-inspired Fruit Beer made with 164 lbs of peach puree. Coming in at 7.25% ABV, Bottomless Bellini is “juicy, bright, and fizzy for all the fun without the stemmed glass.”

“This beer is easy like Sunday morning,” says Heavy Seas Associate Brand Manager, Amanda Zivkovic. “It’s fruity, super juicy, and the perfect beer for brunching at home!”

“We had a lot of fun with the Mimosa version of Bottomless last year. We used enzymes, orange juice, citric acid and other cool techniques to produce a unique beer that just seemed to capture the flavor and spirit of a mimosa so well.  It was a no-brainer to reprise it, but with a slightly different inspiration. So, Bellini was the inspiration, which demanded 164 pounds of peach puree in the fermentation. The beer is relatively dry, with a tart, fruity balance that is just right for a great brunch session.”

– Christopher Leonard, Heavy Seas Brewmaster

Bottomless Bellini – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans – will see Curbside Release at Heavy Seas during the weekend of February 26 – 28. Bottomless Bellini is a brewery-only release that will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Bottomless Bellini from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited; February 26, 2021
Style – Fruit Beer
ABV – 7.25%
Added Ingredients – Peach puree
Fun Fact – “Bottomless 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