Stone Brewing Goes Next Level with Xocoveza by Introducing Tres Leches Variant

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Special Release of Stone Xocoveza Tres Leches on October 18, 2021.

Inspired by Steve Gonzalez’s, Stone Brewer, “Grandmother’s Tres Leches family recipe,” Stone Xocoveza Tres Leches is an Imperial Stout that begins with all the goodness you expect from Xocoveza‘s “spices, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla; however, this year it’s taken to a new level (hard to believe you could take this beer to another level!) with more lactose and the addition of flaked rice and oats resulting in a very smooth, creamy, and decadent experience.” Coming in at 8.5% ABV, Stone Xocoveza Tres Leches is “incredible on its own but is also very food friendly and begs to be paired with an array of desserts and other flavorful sensations.”

“I fell in love with Stone Xocoveza the first time I tried it many years ago,” said Stone co-founder Greg Koch. “I, like so many, look forward to the release each year. As much as I was hesitant to mess with such a hallowed beer, I do believe that this new recipe is my very favorite version we’ve ever produced, and I will be squirreling away more than my fair share to enjoy throughout the next year plus. Fair? Perhaps not. Too bad!” laughed Koch with a mischievous Grinch like grin.

Stone Xocoveza Tres Leches is rolling out now and will hang around as long as supplies last during the 2021 Holiday Season. You can expect to find this Special Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Xocoveza Tres Leches from Stone Brewing

Release – Special Release; October 18, 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 40
Added Ingredients – Chocolate, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, rice & oats
Suggested Pairings – “Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs, Black Bean Chili, Birria tacos and Chicken Mole all pair beautifully with Stone Xocoveza Tres Leches. Then for the ultimate indulgence, there’s Flourless Chocolate Cake, Salted Caramel Brownies or… Tres Leches Cake.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Creature Comforts & Green Cheek Beer Co. Collaborate on Living on the Sun Triple IPA

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Living on the Sun, a special collaboration project with Green Cheek Beer Co. (Orange, California), in mid-October 2021.

An amped up collaboration that explores the wealth of knowledge to be gained from the three-time Great American Beer Festival medal winners at Green Cheek Beer Co., Living on the Sun is a Hazy/Juicy Triple India Pale Ale “generously hopped with Citra and Nelson Sauvin.” Coming in at 10% ABV, Living on the Sun “presents a big tropical fruit flavor bursting with pineapple, passion fruit, and guava notes balanced by a juicy, full-bodied mouthfeel.”

Living on the Sun is available now at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. and will be hitting distribution soon. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Living on the Sun from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. & Green Cheek Beer Co.

Release – Limited; mid-October 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy Triple India Pale Ale
ABV – 10%
Featured Hops – Citra & Nelson Sauvin
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia

Southern Tier Brewing Co. Gets in the Holiday Spirit with Release of Frosted Sugar Cookie

Southern Tier Brewing Company (Lakewood, New York) has officially announced that Frosted Sugar Cookie will debut during the 2021 Holiday Season.

Developed to be a fun, new way to “grab a hold of some fresh baked holiday cheer,” Frosted Sugar Cookie is an Imperial Ale “full of soft and airy vanilla and cake notes, iced to perfection.” Coming in at 8.6% ABV, Frosted Sugar Cookie is a “delicious spectacle of pure sweetness that is sure to sprinkle your wintry days with joy.”

Frosted Sugar Cookie is set to release in the coming weeks and will hang around through the 2021 Holiday Season. 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, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and throughout the rest of Southern Tier’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Frosted Sugar Cookie from Southern Tier Brewing Company

Release – Limited; 2021 Holiday Season
Style – Unspecified Imperial Ale
ABV – 8.6%
IBUs – 10
Malts – 2-Row Pale & Flaked Oats
Hops – Columbus
Added Ingredients – Lactose & Natural Vanilla Flavor
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://stbcbeer.com/finder/?item=all

Victory Brewing Announces Long-Awaited Return of Storm King Imperial Stout

Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that its fan-favorite Storm King Imperial Stout will return for a Special Release in mid-October 2021.

Fittingly back just in time to put a bow on Victory’s 25th Anniversary year, Storm King is a legendary Imperial Stout that combines a “thundering hop presence” with all the malty goodness you expect from a world-class Stout. Coming in at 9.1% ABV and 65 IBUs, Storm King is “complex yet well balanced, with massive notes of espresso and dark chocolate.”

Storm King is rolling out now and will be available only 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-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and throughout the rest of Victory’s distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Storm King from Victory Brewing Company

Release – Special/Limited; October 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 9.1%
IBUs – 65
Malts – Pilsner, Vienna & Carafa
Hops – Cascade, Chinook & Centennial
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://victorybeer.com/finder/?item
=all

21st Amendment Brewery Welcomes Winter with Return of Fireside Chat

21st Amendment Brewery (San Francisco, California) has officially announced that Fireside Chat will return for its Seasonal Release in mid-October 2021.

One of 21st Amendment’s most anticipated releases each year, Fireside Chat is a Winter Warmer/English-style Strong Ale featuring a select spice blend and “lush and flavorful Ghana cocoa nibs from TCHO Chocolate [to add] a deep layer of texture to . . . a beautiful malt character of eight different malts.” Coming in at 7.9% ABV, Fireside Chat is “the perfect sipper at the Thanksgiving dinner table or while nestled up fireside with loved ones during the December holidays.”

“Fireside Chat has a wonderful warming amber color, bright toffee foam head, soft spice profile, and a rich chocolate layer on the finish that’s quite elegant. We made some slight tweaks to the 2021 recipe that I think our beer fans will enjoy. I’m excited to see what they think. Also, the packaging features President Franklin D. Roosevelt (who signed the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution into law) having a jovial fireside conversation with an elf. Why not be like FDR and enjoy a Fireside Chat of your own this holiday season. I don’t think it gets much better than that.”

– Shaun O’Sullivan – Co-Founder and Brewmaster at 21st Amendment Brewery

Fireside Chat is scheduled to return in mid-October and will hang around through the holiday season. 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 33-state distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Fireside Chat from 21st Amendment Brewery

Release – Seasonal; returning mid-October 2021
Style – Winter Warmer
ABV – 7.9%
IBUs – 45
Malts – Pale, Munich, Wheat, Crystal, De-bittered Black, Chocolate Malt & Abbey
Hops – Columbus & US Golding
Added Ingredients – Winter spices & cocoa nibs from TCHO Chocolate
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.21st-amendment.com/find-some

Terrapin Beer Co. Give Moo-Hoo the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Treatment

Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Moo-Hoo in October 2021.

Surfacing as the newest decadent Moo-Hoo variant to come out of Terrapin’s Reserve Series, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Moo-Hoo is an Imperial Milk Stout that combines “the harmonious flavors of chocolate and peanut butter with the cracker-like saltiness of pretzel flavor.” Coming in at 8.5% ABV, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Moo-Hoo promises to have you “[enjoying] the sweet and savory side of life.”

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Moo-Hoo will start rolling out any day now and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Moo-Hoo from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Limited/Reserve Series; October 2021
Style – Imperial Milk Stout
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 30
Added Ingredients – Chocolate from Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co., peanut butter & pretzel flavor
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder

Hopworks Urban Brewery Unleashes Abominable Winter Ale

Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Abominable Winter Ale in early October 2021.

Crafted to stand up to the harshest of winter weather conditions, Abominable Winter Ale is a Winter Warmer that boasts a “perfect blend of caramel malts and Simcoe, Cascade, Chinook, and Centennial hops.” Coming in at 7.3% ABV, Abominable comes together to be “a complex, spicy, and citrusy winter ale.”

“Mr. Abom is back from hibernation and ready to party! In his unusual reverse-hibernation cycle, he moves to higher elevations for the winter to feast on his beloved, frozen pine boughs, discarded energy bars and partial tailgate beers,” said Christian Ettinger, Founder and Brewmaster at Hopworks. “Be sure when moving through Abom country to clank unopened beer cans together and, of course, bring a decoy can to distract Mr. Abom in case of an encounter! If needed, shake your can, then open downwind and away from yourself, making sure to point the spray at the ground in front of Mr. Abom. Set the can slowly in front of him, making sure to avoid eye contact. Allow for a quick selfie before running like hell!”

Abominable Winter Ale hit Hopworks’ two locations on October 8 and is actively entering distribution. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located throughout Cascadia. Prost!

Vital Information for Abominable Winter Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewery

Release – Seasonal; October 8, 2021
Style – Winter Warmer
ABV – 7.3%
IBUs – 65
Malts – 2-Row, C40, C60, Black Malt & Black Prinz
Hops – Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe & Cryo Chinook
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft


DuClaw Brewing Takes Hopped Sour Series to New Heights with Cloud Mango

DuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Cloud Mango in October 2021.

The next delightful release in DuClaw’s Hopped Sour Series, Cloud Mango is an American Sour Ale that has been amped up with tropical hops notes sourced from Citra and HBC 472 hops, and then hit with additions of “carefully toasted coconut flakes, pure mango purée, and ground vanilla beans.” Coming in at 7.1% ABV, Cloud Mango is sure to “delight your tastebuds with pillowy softness, inviting hints of honey and oak, and smoky sweetness.”

Cloud Mango is scheduled to arrive any day now and will hang 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 footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Cloud Mango from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; October 2021
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 7.1%
IBUs – 12
Malts – Pilsner, Unmalted Raw Wheat, Malted Oats, Honey Malt & Mr. Bigglesworth
Hops – Citra & HBC 472
Added Ingredients – Toasted coconut flakes, mango purée & ground vanilla beans
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/


Left Hand Brewing Prepares for Cold Weather Drinking with Release of Black Forest Nitro

Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Black Forest Nitro Cherry Chocolate Stout in October 2021.

Inspired by the ridiculously delicious German cake of the same name, Black Forest Nitro is an American Stout that “tempts taste buds with tart black cherries and aromas of rich chocolate cake.” Coming in at 7.7% ABV, Black Forest Nitro stacks “layers of flavor reminiscent of spiked fresh cherries and dark chocolate ganache [cascading] on a canvas of nitrogen.”

Black Forest Nitro is rolling out now and is scheduled to hang around through the fall and winter months. You can expect to find this new Limited Release available in 4-packs of 13.65 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Black Forest Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Nitro Series; Fall/Winter 2021
Style – American Stout
ABV – 7.7%
IBUs – 28
Malts – 2-Row, Pale Chocolate, Rolled Oats, C-40, Chocolate & Midnight Wheat
Hops – CTZ
Added Ingredients – Cocoa husk & black cherry
Recommended Glassware – Goblet
Availability – 4-packs of 13.65 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finde
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Boulevard Brewing Treats Fans to Stuff of Legend Barrel-aged Stout

Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Stuff of Legend on October 11, 2021.

Developed for “those that love an evening sweet treat or perhaps a nice snifter of whiskey (or both?),” Stuff of Legend is an Imperial Stout that was aged in Bourbon barrels and hit with decadent additions of vanilla and cocoa. Coming in at 11.8% ABV, Stuff of Legend is “STUFFED with the nostalgia of peeling open that classic blue wrapper and seeing row after row of sandwich cookie goodness!”

Stuff of Legend is scheduled to hit the greater Kansas City area on October 11 and will see expanded distribution shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. bottles at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Missouri and select other markets located within Boulevard’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Stuff of Legend from Boulevard Brewing Company

Release – Limited; October 11, 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 11.8%
Malts – Pale, Dark, Rye, Crystal & Oats
Hops – Columbus
Treatment – Aged 12-18 months in various oak bourbon barrels
Added Ingredients – Vanilla & cocoa
Suggested Pairings – “After dinner dessert or around a cozy fire”
Availability – 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/finder/