The Bruery Announces Return of Frucht: Cucumber

The Bruery (Orange County, California) has officially announced that Frucht: Cucumber will return for a Limited Release in June 2021.

The next release in The Bruery’s Frucht (pronounced frucked) Series “inspired by the heritage of Northern German brewers and the slightly tart beer typically with fruit added in the glass,” Frucht: Cucumber is a Berliner Weisse featuring “fresh cucumbers that were processed by hand and then added to . . . large oak foeders for secondary fermentation.” Coming in at 4.3% ABV, Frucht: Cucumber is a “fun, refreshing, summer sipper.”

“Funky and fresh describes this beer perfectly,” says Brand Director Caitie Gold. “I’ll be taking a 4-pack of this on a picnic with a charcuterie board and bowl of fresh ceviche. This really will be the beer you want to reach for all summer long”.

Frucht: Cucumber is rolling out 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-focused establishments located in California, Washington D.C. and throughout the rest of The Bruery’s 28-state distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Frucht: Cucumber from The Bruery

Release – Limited/Frucht Series; June 2021
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.3%
Treatment – Aged in foeders with hand-processed cucumbers
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.thebruery.com/pages/find

Oskar Blues Introduces Death By Flapjacks as Next Limited Release

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Death By Flapjacks, a pancake-inspired Porter, in late June 2021.

Dropping as the “second entry of 2021 in their series of over-the-top Death By beers inspired by cult classic Death By Coconut Irish Porter,” Death By Flapjacks is an English-style Porter that “hits you with a huge maple wake up call, jacked up on syrupy goodness. Smooth vanilla, lactose, and a subtle hint of nutmeg complement the honey and crystal malts in this English Porter to provide the pancake-like vehicle for massive maple flavors. The addition of fresh lemon peel gives a quick palate reset so you can take another crack at this short stack flapjack brew.” Coming in at 6.5% ABV, Death By Flapjacks is guaranteed to be a “big-time breakfast beer.”

“Brewing a pancake beer makes it all the more socially acceptable for me to never turn down a beer with breakfast when it’s offered,” said Juice Drapeau, head brewer for Oskar Blues Brewery. “The lactose and maple combination makes Death By Flapjacks a completely unique drinking experience great for early mornings and late nights or when late nights become early mornings.”

Death By Flapjacks is scheduled to debut on Father’s Day (June 20, 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. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest of Oskar Blues Brewery’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Death By Flapjacks from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Limited/Death By Series; June 20, 2021
Style – English-style Porter
ABV – 6.5%
Added Ingredients – Maple syrup, vanilla, lemon peel, nutmeg, lactose & natural flavors
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/

Yuengling Reformulates Light Lager 99

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. (Pottsville, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that it will release a new and improved version of its Light Lager 99 in mid-June 2021.

Reformulated to give health-conscious beer drinkers “a best-in-class flavor experience that finishes smooth and clean after each sip,” Light Lager 99 is a Light Amber Lager that “[maintains] the full flavor profile similar to Yuengling’s flagship Lager brand.” Coming in at just 99 calories, 3.2 grams of carbs and 4% ABV, Light Lager 99 has all the “stats that today’s consumers expect from their light beer.”

“With today’s demand for low carb and low-calorie beers and a fun-filled summer around the corner, it was the perfect time to push the boundaries of taste with our Light Lager,” said Jennifer Yuengling, Vice President of Operations and 6th generation family member, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.  “We listened to our fans’ evolving tastes and responded by refining our Light Lager beer.  With this new and improved brew, fans can have it all with low stats without compromising our iconic LAGER taste!”

The new Light Lager 99 is rolling out this month. You can expect to find this Year-Round offering available in 12 oz. bottles, 12 oz. cans, 16 oz. cans and on draft at beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of Yuengling’s 22-state distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Light Lager 99 from D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.

Release – Year-Round; new version debuts June 2021
Style – Light Amber Lager
ABV – 4%
Calories – 99
Carbs – 3.2 grams
Availability – 12 oz. bottles, 12 oz. cans, 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.yuengling.com/find-our-beer/

WeldWerks Brewing Set to Release Cans of Watermelon Cotton Candy Sour

WeldWerks Brewing (Greeley, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Watermelon Cotton Candy Sour on Friday, June 18.

Developed to conjure up memories of “all-day State Fairs or evening carnivals,” Watermelon Cotton Candy is a Sour Wheat Ale brewed with cotton candy, milk sugar and watermelon juice. These ingredients come together to create the following ride for your senses:

“The cotton candy adds that indulgent sweet flavor, while the milk sugar rounds it out with a soft and fluffy mouthfeel (just like the beloved childhood treat – cotton candy!). The watermelon adds an almost juicy-fruit character but still maintains all the natural juiciness of fresh, crisp watermelon.”

Coming in at 4.6% ABV, Watermelon Cotton Candy is sure to get your mouth watering.

Watermelon Cotton Candy is scheduled to release at Weldwerks Brewing on June 18 (limit of six 4-packs per person) and will enter distribution during the week of June 21. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located throughout the brewery’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Watermelon Cotton Candy Sour from WeldWerks Brewing

Release – Limited; June 18, 2021
Style – Sour Wheat Ale
ABV – 4.6%
Added Ingredients – Cotton candy, milk sugar/lactose & watermelon juice
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://findthebeer.weldwerks.com/

Magnanimous & Gatlin Hall Brewing Collaborate on Infinite Mirror DIPA

Magnanimous Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Infinite Mirror, a Double IPA brewed in collaboration with Gatlin Hall Brewing (Orlando, Florida), on Friday, June 11.

A fun collab to welcome Gatlin Hall to the Florida craft beer community, Infinite Mirror is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale double dry-hopped with Mosaic, Kohatu, & Wai-iti hops. Coming in at 8.5% ABV, this tropical juice bomb is exactly how Tampa beer lovers should be introduced to Gatlin Hall.

Infinite Mirror – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft – will drop at Magnanimous Brewing on June 11 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Infinite Mirror is a brewery only release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Infinite Mirror from Magnanimous Brewing & Gatlin Hall Brewing

Release – Limited; June 11, 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Featured Hops – Mosaic, Kohatu & Wai-iti
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Creature Comforts Announces Return of Athena Painkiller

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Athena Painkiller on Friday, June 11.

Inspired by the iconic tropical cocktail of the same name, Athena Painkiller is a Berliner Weisse brewed with pineapple, coconut, orange, lime, nutmeg and vanilla. Coming in at 4.5% ABV, Athena Painkiller is a can full of summer vibes.

Athena Painkiller – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans – is scheduled to release in the taproom at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on June 11 (click here to reserve your cans on Oznr) and will hang around only as long as supplies last. No word yet on whether or not this will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Athena Painkiller from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; June 11, 2021
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.5%
Added Ingredients – Pineapple, coconut, orange, lime, nutmeg & vanilla
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Pre-order Link – https://creaturecomforts.oznr.com/

The Bruery Continues Bakery Series With Release of Boysenberry Pie

The Bruery (Placentia, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Bakery: Boysenberry Pie in late May/early June 2021.

Dropping as the latest release in The Bruery’s Bakery Series of pastry-inspired treats, Bakery: Boysenberry Pie is a “bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with boysenberries, cinnamon, and vanilla.” An ode to the boysenberry and its “[deep roots] in the Orange County area,” the 10.2% ABV Bakery: Boysenberry Pie is “a slice of Southern California in your glass.”

“Bakery: Boysenberry Pie is our second Bakery release of 2021 and the first time this beer has hit distribution,” says Director of Production, Jeremy Grinkey. “Originally brewed for Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival, we fell in love with this pie beer and we think it’s a fitting Southern California classic! Boysenberry and cinnamon collide in the bourbon barrel-aged stout that brings all of the pleasant memories of a fresh-baked pie.”

Bakery: Boysenberry Pie is rolling out now and will be available 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-focused establishments located in California and throughout the rest of The Bruery’s 28-state distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Bakery: Boysenberry Pie from The Bruery

Release – Limited/Bakery Series; late May 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 10.2%
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels
Added Ingredients – Boysenberries, cinnamon & vanilla
Fun Fact – “Why boysenberries? The hybrid berry is a cross between a raspberry, loganberry, blackberry, and dewberry and has its roots deep in the Orange County area. Berry expert William Knott (of Knott’s Berry Farm fame) was one of the first farmers to cultivate the berries in the area, and they have been a local favorite since the late 1920s.”
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.thebruery.com/pages/find

Flying Dog Brewery Introduces Switch Doctor Imperial Sour Ale

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that Switch Doctor will join the brewery’s lineup of heavy-hitting Limited Releases in early June 2021.

Here to give you an amped up but still highly drinkable offering to add to beer fridge rotation this summer, Switch Doctor is an Imperial Sour Ale that combines additions of mango and pineapple to create a “super balanced sour flavor profile [that] brings in the sweetness of the . . . mango while allowing highlights of the pineapple’s acidity to shine through.” Clocking in at 10% ABV, Switch Doctor comes together to offer “a delicious balance of sweet and tart fruity flavors.”

“What we started with Vicious Hook we’ve continued with Switch Doctor, this time in a higher-octane package,” said Ben Clark, Brewmaster at Flying Dog Brewery. “Our brew team enjoys playing with recipes until we’ve found the right balance of sour flavors to give you that perfect pucker. And while the liquid inside is enough to make you a fan, having it wrapped in such vibrant Ralph Steadman packaging makes it a must-try release.”

Switch Doctor is scheduled to roll out in June 2021 and will hang around 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-focused establishments located in Maryland and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Switch Doctor from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Limited; June 2021
Style – Imperial Sour Ale
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 10
Added Ingredients – Mango & pineapple
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/

21st Amendment Adds Double Hazy IPA to Tasty Lineup

21st Amendment Brewery (San Francisco, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Tasty Double Hazy IPA in June 2021.

Here to take the Tasty lineup to new, hoppy heights, Tasty Double Hazy IPA is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale that “cranks up the hop profile . . . to 11 with its sheer abundance of Calypso, El Dorado, Mosaic, Amarillo, Idaho 7, and Cashmere hops in the kettle and dry hopping process.” Coming in at 8.5% ABV, Tasty Double Hazy IPA boasts “tropical stone fruit flavors and aromas, juicy guava notes, and a rich creamy malt texture.”

“Our Tasty IPA series showcases how we like to have fun integrating hops whether it’s a Juicy Pale Ale, West Coast IPA, Hazy IPA, or Double Hazy IPA. Beer drinkers love all types of IPAs, especially hazys. Using the right hops in the right beers allows our brewers to be creative and showcase the diverse flavors and aromas that these bold hops have to offer. Tasty Double Hazy IPA has big brash hop layers wrapped around a sweet malt base with its elegant and rich texture. It’s complex much like Ben Franklin’s imaginative ideas, but served in a 12 oz. can or pint glass, of course.”

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

Tasty Double Hazy IPA will roll out in June 2021 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in California and throughout the rest of 21st Amendment’s 33-state distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Tasty Double Hazy IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery

Release – Limited/Seasonal; June 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Featured Hops – Calypso, El Dorado, Mosaic, Amarillo, Idaho 7 & Cashmere
Fun Fact – “The creative packaging artwork for Tasty Double Hazy IPA features Founding Father and polymath Ben Franklin lying in a field of hops following one of his famed kite experiments. Franklin was a brilliant mind fostering one big idea after another. In tandem, 21st Amendment was struck with a clever idea of its own to expand their popular Tasty line-of-beers to include a hopped-up Imperial Hazy IPA.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.21st-amendment.com/find-some

Southern Grist Continues Hill Series with Release of Marshmallow Passion Fruit Raspberry Strawberry Sour Ale

Southern Grist Brewing Co. (Nashville, Tennessee) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Marshmallow Passion Fruit Raspberry Strawberry Hill on Friday, June 4.

Dropping as the next offering to come out of Southern Grist’s Hill Series that takes the brewery’s base lactose Sour Ale and hits it with “a massive addition of fruit purees and fun ingredients,” Marshmallow Passion Fruit Raspberry Strawberry Hill is a Fruited Sour Ale “brewed with lactose, marshmallows, passion fruit, raspberry, and strawberry” (surprising . . . I know). Coming in at 5.6% ABV, the “smoothie-like” Marshmallow Passion Fruit Raspberry Strawberry Hill is “loaded with luscious, rich berries and tropical notes elevated by marshmallows to add a pillowy softness!”

Marshmallow Passion Fruit Raspberry Strawberry Hill – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans for $20 plus tax each – will hit Southern Grist’s online store starting Friday, June 4 at 10 a.m. for both local pick up and out of state shipping. Local order pick up and walk-in sales will begin at 11 a.m. on the same day. Prost!

Vital Information for Marshmallow Passion Fruit Raspberry Strawberry Hill from Southern Grist Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Hill Series; June 4. 2021
Style – Fruited Sour Ale
ABV – 5.6%
Featured Ingredients – Lactose, marshmallow, passion fruit, raspberry & strawberry
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Brewery & online store only