DuClaw Brewing Breaks Out the Rose Colored Glasses

DuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Rose Colored Glasses in mid-January 2022.

Inspired by the legendary French 75 cocktail, Rose Colored Glasses is a hoppy Sour Ale featuring Lemondrop hops, Chardonnay juice and homemade rose water. Coming in at 7.1% ABV, Rose Colored Glasses showcases a “balance of mouth-puckering lemon and freshly plucked juniper berries.”

Rose Colored Glasses is rolling out now and will stick around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of DuClaw’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Rose Colored Glasses from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Hopped Sour Series; mid-January 2022
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 7.1%
IBUs – 12
Featured Hops – Lemondrop
Added Ingredients – Chardonnay juice & rose water
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

Dogfish Head Kicks Off 2022 Off-Centered Art Series with Where the Wild Hops Are

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Where the Wild Hops Are in January 2022.

The first offering to rock the artwork of Max Mahn, a well-known printmaker and illustrator from Missoula, Montana and the 2022 artist for Dogfish Head’s Off-Centered Art Series, Where the Wild Hops Are is an unfiltered, “rustic” American India Pale Ale “brewed with Zappa, Amarillo, Comet and Sabro hops and blended with a touch of wild ale aged for four years in French Oak barrels.” Coming in at 6.5% ABV and 45 IBUs, Where the Wild Hops Are‘s “slightly tart yet juicy fruit flavors and dry, oak-tinged finish are sure to satiate drinkers, transporting their palettes to the universe of off-centered goodness.”

“Here at Dogfish Head, we see brewing as a work of art; the creative interaction between traditional brewing, off-centered techniques and high-quality culinary ingredients being our medium and drinkers, our muse,” said Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Founder & Brewer. “We were so excited about Max’s interpretation of Where the Wild Hops Are that we decided to create a limited-edition, long-sleeve T-shirt and a ‘gig’ poster of our own, so drinkers can not only taste the art through the beer, but they can also wear it or display it in their home.”

Where the Wild Hops Are is available now and scheduled to hang around through March 2022. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Where the Wild Things Are from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Limited/Off-Centered Art Series; January – March 2022
Style – Unfiltered India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
IBUs – 45
Featured Hops – Zappa, Amarillo, Comet & Sabro
Treatment – Blended with wild ale aged for four years in French Oak barrels
Fun Fact – On Max Mahn, the artist for Dogfish Head’s 2022 Off-Centered Art Series: “Throughout his career, Max has worked with clients of all shapes and sizes, from pizzerias and film festivals to newspapers and breweries, and his favorite, bands. During this time, he has created gig posters for the likes of many notable acts, including My Morning Jacket, Ween, Wilco, Disco Biscuits and more. ‘I’ve been drawing weird things for as long as I can remember,’ said Max. ‘Most of my posters are based off lyrics or the general sound / aesthetic of that specific band. Those things don’t exist for a beer. For beer, I’m personally creating the aesthetic for that specific drink. So, it was fun to think up different imagery and stories that would in the end define the beer itself.'”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fi
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Anderson Valley Brewing Company Turns to Sunshine State Distributing in Florida

Anderson Valley Brewing Company (Boonville, California) has officially announced that it has partnered with Sunshine State Distributing to handle all its distribution in the state of Florida.

A move that is meant to further improve and maximize the brewery’s exposure to Florida’s craft beer lovers, Anderson Valley is turning to Sunshine State Distributing to “represent AVBC’s entire portfolio of brands, including its iconic Boont Amber Ale, Barrel Series beers, Poleeko Pale Ale and Goses, making AVBC’s beers readily accessible in top on-premise and off-premise accounts.”

“Sunshine’s impressive reputation as the leading craft beer distributor in Florida made them our ideal partner as we aim to further AVBC’s long standing presence in the state,” said President and CEO Kevin McGee. “Sunshine’s commitment to long term success and brand education will have a big impact on our ability to service accounts and drive consumer awareness throughout Florida.”

“We are excited to work with Anderson Valley Brewing Company,” said President of Sunshine Distributing Chris Larue. “Their top notch quality and vast portfolio ensures they have a fit for every palate.  Florida residents can look for AVBC very soon at their favorite on and off-premise establishments.”

You can expect to find Anderson Valley Brewing Company offerings at craft beer-friendly establishments located throughout Florida in the coming weeks. Prost!

Flying Dog Gets Colorful in 2022 with Launch of Super Hook Fruit Punch Sour

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will launch Super Hook Fruit Punch Sour, a vividly pink beer packaged in clear bottles to stand out on store shelves, as a new Year-Round offering in mid-January 2022.

Dropping as the “first line extension of the brewery’s popular Vicious Hook Fruit Punch Sour,” Super Hook Fruit Punch Sour is an American Sour Ale that “[doubles] down on Vicious Hook’s fruit punch promise to create a higher-octane sour exploding with juicy, tropical fruit flavors.” Coming in at a powerful 10% ABV, Super Hook “offers high pucker and low bitterness.”

“Our team in the brewhouse had fun amping up the Vicious Hook line to create something that both looks and tastes really unique,” said Ben Clark, Brewmaster at Flying Dog Brewery. “This is a really approachable beer with an ABV you don’t often see in the kettle sour category.”

“The flavor profile of Super Hook has appeal across the beverage category, but the visual intrigue of the beer is what makes it stand apart and ultimately why we were excited to launch this innovative brand,” said Ben Savage, Chief Marketing Officer at Flying Dog Brewery. “The unique presentation of pink beer in clear bottles will pop on store shelves and pique the curiosity of even the most traditional craft beer consumer.”

Super Hook is scheduled to debut in mid-January with availability in 6-packs of clear 12 oz. bottles and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering at craft beer-focused establishments located in Maryland and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Super Hook Fruit Punch Sour from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Year-Round; launching mid-January 2022
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 10%
Malts – Wheat
Hops – Simcoe
Added Ingredients – Blood orange, pineapple, cherry & lactose
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/

Rogue Ales & Revival Cycles Collaborate on Knuckle Buster Cold IPA

Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Knuckle Buster Cold IPA, a special collaboration project with Revival Cycles (Austin, Texas), in January 2022.

A collaboration “rooted in design, [incorporating] both brands’ passions for craftmanship and hard work,” Knuckle Buster is a Cold India Pale Ale that is “best described as a cross between a pilsner and an IPA.” Coming in at 6.1% ABV and 60 IBUs, Knuckle Buster “opens with a delightful floral hop aroma that is followed by more hops, cracker, bread, and a soft sweetness across a very light body.”

“At Rogue, we are always working on new ideas that break from the norm; this collaboration is no different,” says Dharma Tamm, Rogue President. “Our friends at Revival Cycles in Austin, Texas also like to push the envelope with their hand-built motorcycles, so teaming up on a new style of IPA that uses a cold fermentation technique just made sense.”

“At Revival Cycles, we understand that collaborating with like-minded design focused people is how we all grow, learn, stay fresh, and innovate. This fun project with Rogue allows us to expand our footprint and drink more of their delicious IPAs,” adds Alan Stulberg, Founder, Revival Cycles.

Knuckle Buster is scheduled to debut in January and will hang around through April 2022. 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 in Oregon, Texas and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Knuckle Buster from Rogue Ales & Revival Cycles

Release – Limited; January – April 2022
Style – Cold India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.1%
IBUs – 60
Fun Fact #1 – “The name ‘Knuckle Buster’ was chosen to . . . pay homage to gearheads and craftspeople from all walks of life and industries.”
Fun Fact #2 – “One Texas-based element to the beer release are secret gold coins. With the January release throughout stores in Austin and the surrounding cities, select Knuckle Buster six packs will come with a gold coin placed between the lid of the can and plastic six pack ring. Over a dozen lucky individuals who find the gold coins, will be able to redeem them at the 2022 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show produced by Revival Cycles in April 2022 for a Supporter Ticket ($200 package), which includes VIP Lounge Access, Discounted Drinks, Access to the VIP areas of the Pre-Party, Discounts on Merch and skip the line access at the show.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

SweetWater Brewing Co. Kicks off the New Year with H.A.Z.Y. 710 Pale Ale

SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will launch H.A.Z.Y. 710 Pale Ale at the start of the 2022.

Expounding upon SweetWater’s love for cannabis-filled holidays, H.A.Z.Y. 710 Pale Ale is a Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale featuring an addition of “the INCOGNITO® hop innovation to deliver a highly assertive tropical fruit and piney hop chop.” Coming in at 5.4% ABV and 37 IBUs, H.A.Z.Y. 710 Pale Ale is a “tasty and aromatic state-of-the-art pale ale [that] won’t be kept under wraps long as your new go-to undercover lover.”

H.A.Z.Y. 710 Pale Ale will launch in January 2022 with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new offering at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Colorado and throughout the rest of SweetWater’s distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for H.A.Z.Y. 710 Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company

Release – ???; launching January 2022
Style – Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale
ABV – 5.4%
IBUs – 37
Featured Hops – INCOGNITO hop product
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.sweetwaterbrew.com/find-sweetwater/

Creature Comforts & Off Color Brewing Collaborate on Mouse Tracks Sparkling Ale

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Mouse Tracks, a special collaboration project with Off Color Brewing (Chicago, Illinois), on December 31, 2021.

Building off of Off Color’s incredible penchant for “experimenting with new techniques and non-traditional ingredients in thoughtful ways,” Mouse Tracks is an Australian-style Sparkling Ale featuring Carolina Gold Rice, Hallertau Blanc and Amarillo hops. Coming in at 6% ABV, the “dry and effervescent” Mouse Tracks “presents a bready malt character balanced by light floral and fruitiness from the hops.”

Mouse Tracks will debut Friday, December 31 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 16 oz. cans at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. There is no word at this time as to whether or not Mouse Tracks will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Mouse Tracks from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. & Off Color Brewing

Release – Limited; December 31, 2021
Style – Australian-style Sparkling Ale
ABV – 6%
Featured Hops – Hallertau Blanc & Amarillo
Added Ingredients – Carolina Gold Rice
Availability – 16 oz. cans

King State & Our Mutual Friend Brewing Co. Collaborate on Colab. Common Beer

King State (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that Colab. Common Beer, a special collaboration project with Our Mutual Friend Brewing Co. (Denver, Colorado), is available now as a Limited Release offering.

Brewed to be a modern take on an old school style, Colab. Common Beer is a California Common-style Beer featuring Colorado Pilsner, Oat malts, Colorado hops and warm fermented with lager yeast. Coming in at 5.1% ABV, Colab. Common Beer has a “soft mouthfeel, notes of sweet citrus and oat country bread, but kept crisp and refreshing.”

Colab. Common Beer actually released in mid-November (I suck, I know), but there is still plenty available and this is a beer that belongs on your radar. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at King State and select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Florida. Prost!

Vital Information for Colab. Common Beer from King State & Our Mutual Friend Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; mid-November 2021
Style – California Common-style Beer
ABV – 5.1%
Featured Ingredients – Colorado Pilsner, Oat malts & Colorado hops
Yeast – Warm fermented lager yeast
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Florida

AleSmith Brewing Hits the New Year with Party Tricks West Coast IPA

AleSmith Brewing Company (San Diego, California) has officially announced that Party Tricks will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio in January 2022.

Crafted to be the perfect go-to offering for “a night out on the town or a casual hang with friends,” Party Tricks is a West Coast-style India Pale Ale “brewed with massive amounts of Strata, El Dorado and Citra hops.” Coming in at 6.8% ABV, Party Tricks “evokes a blend of invigorating aromas, brimming with juicy notes of grapefruit, strawberry, and passion fruit.”

“We’re thrilled to kick off AleSmith’s portfolio with an IPA that showcases the new format along with a fun and dynamic marketing campaign,” says Brandon Richards, President of AleSmith. “Party Tricks is the first release of three beers that will be available in 16 oz. 6-packs. We love the format, and we are seeing that our beer customers across the state enjoy it as well. With the transition to a new format, Party Tricks will be a prominent addition to our lineup and a key priority for AleSmith throughout 2022,” Richards adds.

Party Tricks will launch in January 2022 with availability in 6-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering at craft beer-focused establishments located in California and throughout the rest of AleSmith’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Party Tricks from AleSmith Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round; launching January 2022
Style – West Coast-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.8%
Featured Hops – Strata, El Dorado & Citra
Availability – 6-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://alesmith.com/find-our-be
er/

Bell’s Brewery Adds Lo-Cal LoSun to Wheat Series

Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that LoSun, a new low-calorie option, will see its first Seasonal Release in late December 2021.

Dropping as the first low-calorie beer to come out of the brewery’s Wheat Series, LoSun is an American Wheat Ale “packed with fruity, dry-hopped aromas and flavors like citrus and pineapple.” Weighing in at just 4% ABV, 110 calories and 7.5 carbs per 12 oz. serving, LoSun “has all the qualities of an IPA combined with the smooth mouthfeel of a wheat beer.”

“We’re known for iconic IPAs and wheat beers. Building upon the success of beers like Light Hearted and Oberon, we saw an incredible opportunity to introduce a lo-cal option to our Wheat Series,” Carrie Yunker, Bell’s Executive Vice President said.

LoSun is dropping now and scheduled to hang around through March 2022. You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs and 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs and 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for LoSun from Bell’s Brewery

Release – Seasonal/Wheat Series; December 2021 – March 2022
Style – American Wheat Ale
ABV – 4%
IBUs – 20
Calories – 110 (per 12 oz. serving)
Carbs – 7.5g (per 12 oz. serving)

Recommended Glassware – Nonic
Availability – 6-packs & 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs & 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer-finder