New Realm Brewing Serves Up Some Southern Tee This Summer

New Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will continue its Sour Series with the Limited Release of Southern Tee in July 2020.

Carefully crafted to capture the ultra-refreshing experience found in “the half tea, half lemonade classic made popular by golf’s one and only ‘The King’”- Arnold Palmer, Southern Tee is a “southern-style” Berliner Weisse that brings together “tart lemons, the sweetness of . . . lemonade, and rich tea flavors.” Coming in at just 4.8% ABV, the thirst-quenching Southern Tee boasts “a slightly sweet flavor while still showcasing the tart taste of a Berliner Weisse.”

“For years, fans have gravitated towards this style, so we’ve added our own twist by brewing a Berliner Weisse with a little lower alcohol at 4.8%. It’s so refreshing and perfect for the end of a round of golf and for wherever else your summer takes you,” said Bob Powers, Co-Founder and CSMO of New Realm Brewing.

“Normally a Berliner-Weisse is tart and very dry, but with Southern Tee, we added a bit of sweetness to balance out the tartness and accentuate the lemon and tea flavors, so it drinks like the popular mix popularized by ‘The King’ himself,” said Mitch Steele, Co-Founder and Brewmaster.

Southern Tee will launch at New Realm’s Atlanta and Virginia Beach locations on June 30 and distribution will follow shortly after the on-site release. 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 New Realm’s distribution footprint in Georgia and Virginia. Prost!

Vital Information for Southern Tee from New Realm Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Sour Series; July – September 2020
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.8%
IBUs – “very low”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia & Virginia

Wild Leap Brew Co. Launches Smoothie Supernova Series with Brewery-only Release of Raspberry Lemonade

Wild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that it will kick off its new Smoothie Supernova Series with the Taproom Exclusive Release of Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade on Friday, June 26.

Releasing as “Wild Leap’s first-ever taproom only release and brew designed to taste like a beer smoothie,” Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade is a Smoothie-style Ale blended with “vast amounts” of lemon and raspberry purée. Coming in at 5.5% ABV, the “tart and sweet” Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade has a “consistency [that is] thick and creamy, but sippable, so no straw is necessary.”

“Brewing a beer with huge fruit additions is something we’ve always wanted to do,” says Chris Elliott, Wild Leap’s Chief Brewing Officer. “Our recent expansion allowed us the capability to offer these unique beers as a to-go options. We now have larger tanks and the ability to run the beer through our can line.

“Because of the large additions of fruit added after fermentation, we’re strongly recommending that the beers are kept at refrigeration temperatures at all times and consumed within 14 days of the packaging date on the bottom of the can,” explains Elliott.

Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade is releasing exclusively in Wild Leap’s taproom on June 26 and online ordering is available now so that you can easily arrange curbside pickup. This Limited Release offering will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft for as long as supplies last. Due to the amount of fruit added after fermentation and the beer’s limited shelf life, Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Release – Limited/Smoothie Supernova Series; June 26, 2020
Style – Fruit Beer/Smoothie-style Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Ingredients – Lemon & raspberry purée
Fun Fact – “Smoothie Supernova is a series of small batch beers blended with vast amounts of fruit purée to create rich, smoothie-like textures and flavors. Because of its unique properties and brewing process, Wild Leap’s Smoothie Supernova is stylistically in a class of its own.”
Warning – “Contains ingredients which can re-ferment and increase package pressure when warm. Always store cold and drink within 14 days of package date.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft

Curbside Pre-Order – https://app.upserve.com/s/wild-leap-taproom-lagrange
Distribution – None. Taproom-only release

Stone Brewing Signals for Limited Return of Farking Wheaton w00tstout

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of its 2020 batch of Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout on Friday, June 26.

A comic-book-inspired fan-favorite that was first brewed in 2013 as a collaboration between Drew Curtis of FARK.com“nerd royalty” Wil Wheaton and Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is a “massive” Imperial Stout brewed with pecans, wheat, and flaked rye and “one quarter aged in Bourbon barrels.” Weighing in at a mighty 11.5% ABV, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is “a whopping, intense, superhero of a beer with profound complexity that makes it ideal for cellaring… if you can wait that long.”

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout will hit Stone Brewing locations on June 26 and distribution will begin shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments in California only. Prost!

Vital Information for Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited; June 26, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 11.5%
IBUs – 45
Featured Ingredients – Pecans, wheat & flaked rye
Treatment – 1/4 aged in Bourbon barrels
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “This year’s ridiculously badass artwork originates from the hand and mind of Kevin Nowlan, who comes to us on behalf of Hero Initiative. Kevin has previously lent his talents to Doctor Strange and Batman comics while also contributing character design for Batman: The Animated Series. His label art depicts our iconic Gargoyle keeping a watchful eye, protecting us – and you! – from the evil spirits of bad beer.”
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft

Distribution – California only
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Paulaner Brings Summertime Refreshment to the U.S. with Launch of Grapefruit Radler

Paulaner USA (White Plains, New York), the U.S. importer of the legendary Paulaner Brauerei (Munich, Germany) portfolio, has officially announced that it will introduce American beer drinkers to Paulaner Grapefruit Radler in June 2020.

Developed to be the “perfect complement wherever you are during the warm summer months,” Paulaner Grapefruit Radler is a thirst-quenching Radler that “combines 50% Paulaner’s classic Münchner Lager and 50% naturally hazy, grapefruit infusion.” Coming in at a super sessionable 2.5% ABV, Paulaner Grapefruit Radler is “a fruity-tart refreshment that is 100% natural and not too sweet.”

“With the continued rise in flavored beers and hard fruity seltzers, it was an easy choice  for us to introduce our Grapefruit Radler here in the United States, as it was already well-received in Germany for the past two-years,” says Steve Hauser, CEO of Paulaner USA. “Its success is in the combination of our expert brewmasters and the quality ingredients used to brew the product. This has resulted in a premium, flavorful thirst quencher that consumers won’t be able to put down.”

Paulaner Grapefruit Radler is scheduled to hit the U.S. in June and will be available throughout the summer months. You can expect to find this new offering available in 4-packs of 16.9 oz. cans at fine beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, New York and throughout the rest of Paulaner USA’s nationwide distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Paulaner Grapefruit Radler from Paulaner Brauerei

Release – ???; launching in the U.S. in June 2020
Style – Radler
ABV – 2.5%
Blend – 50% Paulaner’s Münchner Lager & 50% natural “grapefruit infusion”
Availability – 4-packs of 16.9 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://paulanerhpusa.com/beer-finder/paulaner-beer-finder/

Left Hand Brewing Co. Adds 1265 Pilsner to Year-Round Lineup

Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has announced that 1265 Pilsner is officially hitting distribution now as the brewery’s newest Year-Round offering.

Named “in honor of [Left Hand’s] home” at 1265 Boston Ave in Longmont, Colorado; 1265 Pilsner is a “crisp and lively” Pilsner that “exhibits light bready malts reminiscent of a freshly baked baguette with a delicate citrus hop profile.” Weighing in at 5.2% ABV and 23 IBUs, 1265 Pilsner is a “tribute to a traditional pilsner . . . brewed for high repeat enjoyment on hot, sunny days!”

1265 Pilsner will begin rolling out into Left Hand’s full distribution footprint in late June 2020. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for 1265 Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round; launching late June 2020
Style – Pilsner
ABV – 5.2%
IBUs – 23
Malt – 2-Row & Pilsner
Hops – Sterling, Cascade & Citra
Recommended Glassware – Pilsner glass
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder

Starr Hill Brewery Adds King Kunu Pineapple IPA to All Access Series

Starr Hill Brewery (Crozet, Virginia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of King Kunu Pineapple IPA on Friday, June 26.

The newest offering to join Starr Hill’s All Access Series that “combines experimentation with high-end styles and ingredients,” King Kunu is a New England-style India Pale Ale featuring Galaxy and Lemon Drop hops and a tropical infusion of pineapple purée. Coming in 7.4% ABV, King Kunu is truly a “beer to look forward to” this summer.

King Kunu will debut at Starr Hill locations on June 26 and will enter distribution shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Virginia and throughout the rest of Starr Hill’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for King Kunu from Starr Hill Brewery

Release – Limited/All Access Series; late June – September 2020
Style – New England-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.4%
Hops – Galaxy & Lemon Drop
Malts – 2-Row & Carafoam
Yeast – London Ale III
Added Ingredients – Pineapple purée
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://starrhill.com/beer-finder

Perrin Brewing Set for Seasonal Drop of Call Me Hazy – Tropical IPA

Perrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Call Me Hazy – Tropical IPA on Thursday, June 25.

Arriving as the latest release in Perrin Brewing Company’s newly-established Call Me Hazy Series of rotating IPAs, Call Me Hazy – Tropical IPA is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that boasts a “tropical twist – fresh tropical stone fruit aromatics with hints of coconut, passion fruit, mango and lime.” Coming in at 7.5% ABV, Call Me Hazy – Tropical IPA is filled with all the beach vibes you seek in a summertime sipper.

Call Me Hazy – Tropical IPA will hit the Perrin Pub on June 25 and distribution will follow shortly after the on-site release. 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 within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Michigan. Prost!

Vital Information for Call Me Hazy – Tropical IPA from Perrin Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal/Call Me Hazy IPA Series; launching June 25, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.5%
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.perrinbrewing.com/beer-finder/

Orpheus Brewing Sends Inertiatic Sour Ale Out for Limited Release

Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Inertiatic Sour Ale in late June 2020.

Inertiatic is a Fruited Sour Ale that features additions of “dragon fruit and mango for a smooth bouquet of tropical fruit notes balanced by light tartness.” Coming in at refreshing 5.5% ABV, Inertiatic is “a balanced sour ale you can sip on all summer long.”

Inertiatic officially released in the Tasting Room at Orpheus Brewing on June 18 and is scheduled to enter distribution later this week. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee. Prost!

Vital Information for Inertiatic from Orpheus Brewing

Release – Limited; June 18, 2020
Style – Fruited Sour Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Added Ingredients – Dragon fruit & mango
Fun Fact – The label artwork for Inertiatic was created by Jeremiah McCleary
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Alabama, Florida, Georgia & Tennessee

Wild Leap Brew Co. Rolls Into Summer with Truck Chaser – Lemon Ice DIPA

Wild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that it will continue its Truck Chaser Series of ice cream/frozen treat-inspired Double IPAs with the late June release of Truck Chaser – Lemon Ice.

Developed to capture all the summertime refreshment found in “a frozen lemon Italian ice,” Truck Chaser – Lemon Ice (8.1% ABV) is a Double India Pale Ale “brewed using puréed lemon and real vanilla bean with added milk sugar to give the beer a creamy sweetness.” Citrus hops reinforce, support and complement the beer’s lemony notes “while the milk sugar provides the sweetness familiar to a lemonade push pop.”

“Because the Truck Chaser Series is such a special series, I’m very particular with the design process,” explains Chief Brewing Officer, Chris Elliott. “After the crew has gathered around and taken a vote on the inspiration for the next release, the ingredient selection process is extremely strategic.”

“Like all the Truck Chaser’s we’ve released, Truck Chaser Lemon Ice has been such a fun process,” says Wild Leap’s CMO, Rob Goldstein. “From the first team meeting where we discuss novelty ice cream treats we all remember buying, to the can packaging, there’s never a dull moment with a Truck Chaser release.”

Truck Chaser – Lemon Ice debuted in Wild Leap’s taproom on June 22 and is rolling out into distribution this week. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Wild Leap’s distribution footprint in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Truck Chaser – Lemon Ice from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Release – Limited/Truck Chaser Double IPA Series; June 22, 2020
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.1%
IBUs – 49
Added Ingredients – Puréed lemon, vanilla bean & milk sugar
Fun Fact – “Though lighthearted in its appearance, the Truck Chaser Series was created as a salute to Wild Leap’s Chief Brewing Officer, Chris Elliott’s past career in the ice cream industry.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia
Beer Finder – https://www.wildleap.com/beer-finder/

Ciderboys Cider Co. Brings Pineapple Hula Back for the Summer

Ciderboys Cider Co. (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Pineapple Hula in June 2020.

Pineapple Hula is a Hard Cider that has a “refreshing sweet tart flavor alive with the inspired pairing of apple and screaming yellow pineapple.” Coming in at a light and easy-drinking 5% ABV, Pineapple Hula is guaranteed to “transport [you] to the beach” every time you pop the cap on a bottle.

Pineapple Hula officially returned in early June and is scheduled to hang around through August 2020. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles at select cider-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Wisconsin and throughout the rest of Ciderboys’ distribution territory.  Prost!

Vital Information for Pineapple Hula from Ciderboys Cider Co.

Release – Limited/Seasonal; June – August 2020
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 5%
Featured Ingredients – Pineapple
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Cider Finder – https://www.ciderboys.com/cider-locator/