Left Hand Brewing Co. Adds White Russian Nitro to Seasonal Lineup

WRNcan-webLeft Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of White Russian Nitro on Saturday, August 10.

Inspired heavily by the cult classic film The Big Lebowski and the main character’s cocktail of choice, White Russian Nitro is a White Stout – or at least I believe that is the preferred nomenclature – filled with “coffee, vanilla and notes of chocolate.” Coming in at 8.9% ABV (you can just mark it 8, Dude), White Russian Nitro is “takin’ er super smooth for all us craft beer drinkers out there.”

White Russian Nitro debuted in the Tasting Room at Left Hand Brewing Co. on August 10 and distribution is scheduled to begin shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 4-packs of 13.65 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand Brewing Co.’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for White Russian Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Nitro Seasonal; August – September 2019
Style – White Stout
ABV – 8.9%
IBUs – 20
Malts – 2 row, Munich, CaraFoam, Rolled Oats & Naked Oats
Hops – CTZ
Added Ingredients – Lactose, coffee & vanilla
Availability – 4-packs of 13.65 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder/

 

 

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Stone Brewing Sets Nerd Level to Stun with 2019 Release of Farking Wheaton w00tstout

2019_w00tstout_12ozCan_MockStone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that its fan-favorite Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is returning to craft beer shelves and taps now for a limited time.

Born as the geek-fueled, beery brainchild of Drew Curtis of FARK.com, “nerd royalty” Wil Wheaton and Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is an Imperial Stout brewed with pecans, wheat and flaked rye and then “one-quarter aged in bourbon barrels.”  This recipe produces “aromas of cocoa and coffee . . . followed by bourbon, vanilla and oak” alongside up-front flavors of fruit, “cocoa and coffee . . . followed by a punch of oak, vanilla, nut and a hoppy, bitter finish.” Coming in at superhero-sized 11.5% ABV and 45 IBUS, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is “a POW! BAM! WHAM! square to the face.”

“W00tstout is more than a great beer,” said actor, writer and Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout collaborator Wil Wheaton. “It’s a work of art, carefully designed to be as drinkable right now as it will be in a decade. I am so honored and proud to be one of its parents.”

 

“I love love love this beer,” said Greg Koch, Stone Brewing executive chairman & co-founder. “I love the intensity and depth of its flavor profile, and I love how it came together between Drew, Wil, me and our brewing team. And fans have made it clear that they love this beer all the way to the depths of its awesomeness like we do. Yeah, I love that too.”

The 2019 batch of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is rolling out now and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 22 oz. bottles, on draft and – for the first time ever – in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited; late July/early August 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 11.5%
IBUs – 45
Featured Ingredients – Pecans, wheat & flaked rye
Treatment – One-quarter aged in Bourbon barrels
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “This year’s artwork comes from the talented hands of comic artist Alan Davis, who has worked on some of the most iconic comic book series of all time, including Uncanny X-Men and Justice League of America. He depicts a hero who channels Stone’s iconic gargoyle’s guardian powers to battle against the evils of the world of beer (and as best we can tell, we’re quite sure he’s winning).”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

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Cascade Brewing Releases Sang du Chêne 2017

cascadelogoCascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Sang du Chêne 2017 on Friday, August 9.

Translating from French to mean “blood of the oak,” the 2017 Sang du Chêne project (9.7% ABV) is a blended American Sour Ale that “showcases sour blond and triple ales aged in three distinct oak vessels: toasted French and American oak puncheons, Cognac brandy hogsheads and aged wine foudres.”  This blend highlights each vessel’s “oak influences . . ., providing flavors of toasted sugars, vanillin and spice that are complemented by the bright acidity and fruity character of the base beers.”

“The 2017 Sang du Chêne captures the marriage of wood and beer at its finest.”

 

– Kevin Martin, Director of Brewing Operations at Cascade Brewing

Sang du Chêne 2017 will debut in Cascade’s two Portland pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House and Lodge at Cascade Brewing – on August 9 and is scheduled to enter distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 500ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Sang du Chêne 2017 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited; August 9, 2019
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 9.7%
Treatment – A blend of “sour blond and triple ales aged in three distinct oak vessels: toasted French and American oak puncheons, Cognac brandy hogsheads and aged wine foudres”
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft

Funky Buddha Brewery Expands Mixology Series with Release of White Sangria

whitesangriawebmockFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of White Sangria on Saturday, August 10.

Arriving as the fall release in Funky Buddha’s Mixology Series of barrel-aged and cocktail-inspired offerings, White Sangria (9.5% ABV) is an “effervescent” American Strong Ale brewed with grape must and aged in Chardonnay barrels from The Dreaming Tree Wines. To really drive home that Sangria experience, the beer was finished with additions of “apples, peaches, pears, and blood oranges for layers of lush fruitiness.”

White Sangria will debut in Funky Buddha’s Tap Room on August 10 and distribution is scheduled to begin shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles on draft at select craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Florida and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for White Sangria from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Limited/Mixology Series; August – October 2019
Style – American Strong Ale
ABV – 9.5%
Added Ingredients – Grape must, apples, peaches, pears & blood oranges
Treatment – Aged in Chardonnay barrels from The Dreaming Tree Wines
Suggested Food Pairings – “Cornish game hen, grilled mahi mahi, apple slaw, olive tapanade, manchego cheese, chicken piccata, gambas al ajillo, potatas bravas”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Iron Fist Brewing Slips Into August with Limited Release of Night Creep Black DIPA

Night_Creep_Press_Can_01Iron Fist Brewing Company (Vista, California) has officially announced that Night Creep Black DIPA will release on August 9 as the 7th installment in the brewery’s Small Batch Experiments Series.

Carefully crafted to set itself apart from the three IPAs already in Iron Fist’s Core lineup as well as in the always IPA-saturated beer scene in the San Diego area, Night Creep is a “dark and different” Black Double India Pale Ale that utilizes an “unusual” yeast strain that “[brings] a distinctive flavor to a DIPA.”  To round off the recipe, the brewing team at Iron Fist used “choice kiln roasted malt [to impart] not only blackness but a mild toast undertone” while a “blend of earthy dank hops and overtones of citrus, floral and pine hops” provide balance. Night Creep comes in at a sneaky 8.5% ABV and 70 IBUs.

“Many DIPA’s have a very perceivable high ABV, so the alcohol comes in quite hot. With Night Creep we set out to create a DIPA that is full bodied, drinkable, that pushes the boundaries of the style without crossing into Stout territory.”

– Tom Garcia, Iron Fist Brewmaster

Night Creep will officially debut on Friday, August 9 in Iron Fist Brewing Company’s Vista and Barrio Logan taprooms.  This Limited Release offering will be available in limited-edition 12 oz. cans and on draft. Like all Small Batch Experiments, Night Creep is a taproom exclusive that will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Night Creep Black DIPA from Iron Fist Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Small Batch Experiments Series; August 9, 2019
Style – Black Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 70
Fun Fact – On the inspiration behind Night Creep: ““I suppose the starting point was all the Sabbath we’ve been playing in the tap room. We knew that we had a DIPA in the schedule and we all just felt inspired by Ozzy. This one needed to be a little bit dark and different.” – Tom Garcia, Iron Fist Brewmaster
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Available exclusively in Iron Fist’s Vista and Barrio Logan taprooms

Jester King Brewery Introduces Pattinson Porter

JesterkinglogoJester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Pattinson Porter, a special collaboration with beer historian and writer Ron Pattinson, on August 8.

Brewed in March when Ron Pattinson visited Jester King for a speaking engagement, Pattinson Porter is a take on “a rare historical recipe for an East German Porter from the early to mid 20th century” that Pattinson brought along for the event.  This particular style of Porter was known for being “heavily toasted, highly hopped, and brettanomyces refermented.” Jester King put their twist on this beer by pitching it with their “mixed culture which contains several strains of brettanomyces rather than refermenting with brettanomyces.”  Pattinson Porter comes in at 8.4% ABV.

“Working with Ron Pattinson was a real honor for us at Jester King. He’s someone we’ve looked up to for years and learned a lot about beer from. History can easily be lost forever, so we’re grateful for Ron’s effort to preserve it when it comes to beer. Ron is also one of the most entertaining and engaging people we know in the beer world, so it was a real pleasure to host him at Jester King, brew with him, and have him lecture on the history of sour beer in Germany.”

 

– Jeffrey Stuffings, Co-founder of Jester King Brewery

Pattinson Porter will make its debut at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 8 at the Tasting Room & Kitchen at Jester King Brewery and distribution is anticipated to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 750ml bottles at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Texas and throughout the rest of Jester King’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Pattinson Porter from Jester King Brewery

Release – Limited; August 8, 2019
Style – East German Porter
ABV – 8.4%
Malts – Weyermann Munich, Caramunich, Carafa III & Blacklands Brownfield
Hops – Liberty
Fermentation – Pitched with Jester King’s house mixed culture & fermented for a little over 6 weeks in stainless steel
Availability – 750ml bottles
Bottle Count – (+/-) 1,700

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Motorworks Brewing Sets Release Date for Therianthropy American Wild Ale

motorworkslogoMotorworks Brewing (Bradenton, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release for Therianthropy American Wild Ale on Wednesday, August 7.

Born purely out of curiosity, Therianthropy came about when the brewers at Motorworks wanted to see how the souring bacteria from La Couronne Sauvage – the brewery’s “first foray into the world of mixed culture beer” – . . . would assert itself in a small batch of Scottish Ale (the base beer for [the brewery’s] Lavender Ale that was yet to be dosed).” After inoculation and aging for several months, the beer emerged from its barrels boasting “tart, fruity flavors evocative of dried stone fruit that wonderfully complement its smooth, sweet malt base, building a flavor profile not unlike a Flanders Red Ale.”

Therianthropy will debut in Motorworks Brewing’s Taproom (1014 9th Street West | Bradenton, Florida) on August 7 and will stick around only as long as supplies last. This Limited Release offering will be available in 750ml bottles for the price of $18 each. Therianthropy is a Taproom exclusive release that will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Therianthropy from Motorworks Brewing

Release – Limited; August 7, 2019
Style – American Wild Ale
ABV – 6%
Treatment – A Scottish Ale inoculated with the brewery’s mixed culture & aged for months in oak barrels
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None. Taproom only

Garage Brewing Co. Expands Hazy IPA Series with Release of Hazy #9

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Garage Brewing Co. (Temecula, California) has officially announced that Hazy #9, a double dry-hopped IPA, is now pouring in its taproom.

Surfacing as the latest “juicy delight” to come out of the brewery’s Hazy IPA Series, Hazy #9 (6.7% ABV) is a Hazy India Pale Ale brewed with Citra, Galaxy and Eureka hops. To ensure that this “luscious tropical offering” absolutely “[explodes] with citrus aromas and flavors”, the brewers at Garage “cranked up the volume on the Citra” additions this time around.

“Our Juicy Boom and Hazy #8 were so popular, we had to heed the call to brew another hazy,” Bret Stitzman, brewer at Garage Brewing Co said. “Hazy #8 had more pineapple notes, whereas this one sings citrus and of course has that big juicy mouthfeel.”

Hazy #9 is available now as a draft-only offering. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering in the Taproom at Garage Brewing Co. and on premise as long as supplies last. Prost!

Vital Information for Hazy #9 from Garage Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Hazy IPA Series; late July/early August 2019
Style – Hazy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.7%
Featured Hops – Citra, Galaxy & Eureka
Availability – Draft only
Distribution – Limited

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Explores its Curiosity with Release of The Curious No. 13

creaturecomfortslogo_editedCreature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will release The Curious No. 13, a Double Barrel-aged Imperial Stout, on August 10.

Arriving as the latest release in the Creature Comforts’ Curious Series of Limited Release offerings that “continuously explore the flavors of [the brewery’s] beers and how those interact with different processes, ingredients, and time”, The Curious No. 13 begins with the same base Imperial Stout used in the previously released “Existence and aged it for 16 months in port barrels after the beer fully matured over 11 months in bourbon barrels.” The finished Double Barrel-aged Imperial Stout weighs in at massive 13.9% ABV.

The Curious No. 13 will release alongside Awaken, My Love in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (271 W. Hancock Ave. | Athens, Georgia) on August 10.  This Limited Release offering will be packaged in 500ml bottles and available as long as supplies last.  The Curious No. 13 is a Tasting Room exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for The Curious No. 13 from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Curious Series; August 10, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 13.9%
Treatment – Aged for 16 months in port barrels after the beer fully matured over 11 months in bourbon barrels
Availability – 500ml bottles 
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only

Heavy Seas Beer Serves Up Scoops Milkshake IPA as Next Limited Release

ScoopsCanLabelMockHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Taproom Exclusive Release of Scoops, a Chocolate Vanilla Twist Milkshake IPA, on August 16.

Crafted to be an “indulgent twist” on the India Pale Ale, Scoops is a Milkshake-style IPA brewed with “loads of chocolate and vanilla for decadence and sweetness, and lactose for a rich & creamy finish.” Weighing in at just 5.5% ABV and 40 IBUs, the “surprisingly drinkable” Scoops is “an IPA lover’s dessert dream come true.”

“A rich, decadent Chocolate Vanilla Twist Milkshake IPA, this beer was brewed with imported English Maris Otter, Chocolate, Black, and Crystal malts along with a hefty portion of flaked oats,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “Almost 10 lbs per barrel of milk sugar (lactose), more than a pound per barrel of imported cocoa nibs, and just the right amount (which is A LOT) of vanilla blend to make this brew silky smooth deliciousness. Oh, and don’t forget the IPA part. We used only English hops to provide a unique earthy dry finish to balance the luscious flavors and make this beer surprisingly drinkable.”

Scoops Chocolate Vanilla Twist Milkshake IPA will debut in the Heavy Seas Taproom on Friday, August 16. This Taproom Exclusive offering will be available for purchase in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft. Scoops will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Scoops Chocolate Vanilla Twist Milkshake IPA from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Taproom Exclusive Series; August 16, 2019
Style – Milkshake India Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 40
Malts – English Maris Otter, Chocolate, Black, Crystal & Flaked Oats
Added Ingredients – Lactose, cocoa nibs & vanilla
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Taproom only