Perrin Brewing Brings Coffee Latte Back for the Winter

Perrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Coffee Latte on Friday, November 27.

Back after a successful debut in 2019, Coffee Latte is an American Brown Ale infused with coffee from Germack Coffee in Detroit, Michigan. Coming in at 5.8% ABV, the full-bodied Coffee Latte combines its coffee character with “light chocolate notes and rich roasted aromatics with added lactose for a creamy malt finish.”

Coffee Latte is scheduled to hit the Perrin Pub on November 27 and will enter distribution at or around that date. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Perrin’s distribution footprint in Michigan. Prost!

Vital Information for Coffee Latte from Perrin Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal; returning November 27, 2020
Style – American Brown Ale
ABV – 5.8%
IBUs – 25
Added Ingredients – Germack Coffee & lactose
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.perrinbrewing.com/beer-finder/

Founders Brewing Co. to Launch 2021 Barrel-Aged Series with Release of Panther Cub

Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) recently took to its Cadre Newsletter to announce that it will begin the Limited Release of Panther Cub, the latest offering to join the brewery’s vaunted Barrel-Aged Series, in early February 2021.

A special brew some may recognize from an appearance at a Black Beer Party held at Founders Brewing Co. a few years ago and/or as an early installment in the brewery’s Mothership Series of taproom-exclusive releases, Panther Cub is a Robust Porter “aged in the finest bourbon barrels available along with a kiss of maple syrup and vanilla extract.” Clocking in at 9.2% ABV, Panther Cub possesses an “aroma of maple and vanilla [that combines] with a surprisingly deep character to make this rare creature one to gaze upon fondly. Don’t let it fool you, this kitty has claws.”

Panther Cub is set to pounce in February 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. 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. Prost!

Vital Information for Panther Cub from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Barrel-Aged Series
Style – Robust Porter
ABV – 9.2%
Added Ingredients – Maple syrup & vanilla extract
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/beer/find-our-beer/

Deschutes Brewery Releases The Abyss 2020 in 4-packs

Deschutes Brewery (Bend, Oregon) has officially announced that it will release the 2020 batch of The Abyss – available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles for the first time in the beer’s history – in mid- to late November.

First introduced in 2006 and now “the most formally recognized and award winning barrel-aged brand for” Deschutes Brewery, The Abyss is an Imperial Stout “brewed with licorice, cherry bark, and molasses” and aged in “a blend of new Oak, bourbon and wine barrels.” Coming in at 11.7% ABV, The Abyss possesses an intense “dark malt character . . ., creating layers and layers of flavors that can be unraveled as the beer warms in the glass.”

“In this time, we are eating and drinking at home more often,” said Veronica Vega, new product development director at Deschutes. “What I find most exciting about this new format is that we can make any night something special by pouring one of these out into a snifter and having that be ‘the occasion.’”

The Abyss 2020 is available now at Deschutes locations in Bend and Portland, Oregon and is actively shipping out to distributors. Listed as a Year-Round offering, The Abyss is available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Oregon, Virginia and throughout the rest of Deschutes Brewery’s 32-state distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery

Release – Year-Round/Reserve Series; 2020 release arrives mid- to late November 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 11.7%
Malts – 2-Row Pale, Roasted Barley, Black Barley, Black malt, Chocolate & Wheat
Hops – Nugget, Cascade & Delta
Added Ingredients – Licorice, cherry bark & molasses
Treatment – Aged in a blend of new Oak, Bourbon & Wine barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.deschutesbrewery.com/beer-finder/

TrimTab Brewing Set to Release Gallery Series #030 West Coast IPA

TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will continue its Gallery Series with the Limited Release of #030 West Coast IPA on Friday, November 20.

Created to take TrimTab’s Gallery Series on a “cruise to the West Coast,” #030 West Coast IPA is a ‘bright” West Coast-style India Pale Ale “packed with Chinook, Citra, El Dorado and Galaxy hops.” Coming in at 6.5% ABV, #030 West Coast IPA will send us down the nostalgic “hoppy trails” we have all been secretly longing to travel again.

#030 West Coast IPA will debut in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing on November 20 and will enter distribution shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within TrimTab’s distribution footprint in Alabama and Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Gallery Series #030 West Coast IPA from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Gallery Series; November 20, 2020
Style – West Coast-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
Featured Hops – Chinook, Citra, El Dorado & Galaxy
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

Blushing Monk Rejoins Founders Brewing Co.’s Limited Lineup

Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Blushing Monk in December 2020.

An infrequent but fan-favorite release from Founders Brewing Co., Blushing Monk is a Belgian-style Strong Ale “brewed with a ridiculous amount of raspberries for tart yet luscious raspberry-jam character and fermented with Belgian yeast for subtle fruit and spice esters.” Incredibly easy-drinking for 9.2% ABV, Blushing Monk is “an intense and delicious example of a Founders fruit beer.”

“Some of us have been around Founders long enough to remember the first time we bottled Blushing Monk back in the early 2000s,” said Brewmaster, Jeremy Kosmicki. “I remember it vividly because it was all hand packaged on a two-headed counter pressure filler and it took several days of around-the-clock action to get it done. These days, things are a bit more streamlined, but I still feel nostalgic whenever we decide to brew this huge raspberry ale.”

Blushing Monk is scheduled to return in early December 2020 and will stick around through March 2021. You can expect to find this 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. Prost!

Vital Information for Blushing Monk from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; December 2020 – March 2021
Style – Belgian Strong Ale/Fruit Beer
ABV – 9.2%
IBUs – 20
Added Ingredients – Raspberries
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/beer/find-our-beer/

The Holidays Officially Begin with Return of Tröegs Mad Elf Ale

Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of its iconic Mad Elf Ale in November 2020.

An idea/recipe conceived in 2002 by Tröegs‘ founding brothers Chris and John that has since gone on to become a holiday staple in the craft beer community, Mad Elf is a Belgian-style Strong Ale brewed with five varieties of cherries (Bing, Lambert, Van, and Royal Ann) and 25,000 lbs. of Pennsylvania honey. Coming in at 11% ABV, Mad Elf is a “cheerful ruby red creation reminiscent of ripened cherries, raw honey and cocoa with notes of cinnamon, clove and allspice.”

“For many beer drinkers, the holidays don’t truly start until they’ve had their first Mad Elf,” said Tröegs founding brother and brewmaster John Trogner. “We think Tröegs has a place on every holiday table.”

Mad Elf is available now and will hang around as long as supplies last during the 2020 Holiday Season. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Tröegs Independent Brewing’s full distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Mad Elf Ale from Tröegs Independent Brewing

Release – Limited/Once A Year; returning November 2020
Style – Belgian Strong Ale
ABV – 11%
Malts – Chocolate, Munich & Pilsner
Yeast – Spicy Belgian
Added Ingredients – Bing, Lambert, Van, and Royal Ann cherries & Pennsylvania honey
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://troegs.com/beers/brew-finder/

We Taste: Mad Elf from Tröegs Independent Brewing on Vimeo

DuClaw Brewing Co.’s For Pete’s Sake! Returns for a Limited Time

DuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of For Pete’s Sake! Imperial Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter in mid-November 2020.

Created to be a “blissful, full-bodied” take on DuClaw’s wildly popular Sweet Baby Jesus!, For Pete’s Sake! is an Imperial Porter that goes even bigger with the additions of chocolatey, peanut buttery goodness. Weighing in at 9% ABV, For Pete’s Sake! somehow goes next level by delivering “elevated peanut butter cup flavors.”

For Pete’s Sake! is scheduled to return in mid- to late November and will only be available as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of DuClaw Brewing Co.’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for For Pete’s Sake! from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; November 2020
Style – Imperial Porter
ABV – 9%
IBUs – 45
Malts – Pale, Cara Munich, Chocolate, Black & Flaked Oats
Hops – Nugget & Galena
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

21st Amendment Brewery Warms Up Winter With Return of Fireside Chat

21st Amendment Brewery (San Francisco, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Fireside Chat in mid-November 2020.

Originally conceived as a “flagship beer recipe of 21st Amendment’s San Francisco brewpub that’s evolved into an annual limited-edition winter warmer favorite” that is enjoying its 10th Anniversary release in 2020, Fireside Chat is an English-style Strong Ale brewed with eight different malts, infused with “lush and flavorful cocoa nibs from TCHO Chocolate,” and “well-balanced” with a carefully selected blend of spices. Coming in at a warming 7.9% ABV, Fireside Chat “cozies up close to the burning embers with aromas of chocolate malt, spices, and cocoa nibs filling the air.”

“Fireside Chat has a great amber color, a toffee foam head, soft spice profile and rich chocolate flavor on the finish that most beer drinkers will enjoy. Also, the packaging features FDR having a fireside conversation with a holiday Elf. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
– Shaun O’Sullivan – Co-Founder & Brewmaster at 21st Amendment Brewery

Fireside Chat returns this month and is scheduled to hang around through December 2020. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, California and throughout the rest of 21st Amendment’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Fireside Chat from 21st Amendment Brewery

Release – Seasonal; November – December 2020
Style – Winter Warmer
ABV – 7.9%
IBUs – 45
Added Ingredients – Cocoa nibs from TCHO Chocolate & spices
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Suggested Pairings – “Hearty Beef Stew; Oven Roasted Turkey; Creamy Risotto; Apple Crumb Pie; Pumpkin Cheesecake; and Tiramisu.”
Beer Finder – https://www.21st-amendment.com/find-some

DEEP Brewing Co. Schedules Limited Can Release for HYDROSPACE IPA

DEEP Brewing Co. (Tallahassee, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of HYDROSPACE IPA on Saturday, November 21.

Crafted to be a “showcase of [DEEP’s] favorite blend of juicy hop deliciousness,” HYDROSPACE is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale featuring Galaxy, Citra and Mosaic hops. Coming in at 6% ABV, HYDROSPACE offers notes of “sweet mango, passionfruit, and pineapple with the subtle hint of pine resin.”

HYDROSPACE – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft – will hit the Tasting Room at DEEP Brewing Company (2524 Cathay Court | Tallahassee, Florida) on November 21 and will be available only as long as supplies last. HYDROSPACE is a brewery-exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for HYDROSPACE from DEEP Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; November 21, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6%
Featured Hops – Galaxy, Citra & Mosaic
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Unveils New Look for Noel

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (Dexter, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Noel in mid-November 2020.

Formerly known as Noel de Calabaza, Noel is a holiday-inspired American Wild Ale that features “Jolly Pumpkin’s festive funk, complimented by notes of candied pecans, truffles, sugar plums, and spiced fruitcake.” Coming in at 9% ABV, Noel is a “true holiday flavor mashup . . . [that] is perfect for all this winter’s festivities.”

“From our family to yours, please enjoy this extra special holiday ale. Join us in celebrating the season with wishes of peace and joy for all.”
– The Jolly Pumpkin family

Noel is rolling out now and will be available for as long as supplies last during the 2020 Holiday Season. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans – a new packaging format for 2020 – and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Jolly Pumpkin’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Noel from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Release – Seasonal/Limited; returning November 2020
Style – American Wild Ale
ABV – 9%
IBUs – 22
Malts – Pilsner Malt, Wheat Malt & Chocolate Malt
Hops – Styrian Aurora, Fuggle & Tettnang
Treatment – Aged on oak for 6 months
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://brewery.jollypumpkin.com/find-our-beer