Deschutes Brewery (Bend, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Fresh Squeezed Old Fashioned in early April 2020.
Developed to be a sophisticated mashup of Deschutes Brewery’s fan-favorite India Pale Ale and an iconic cocktail, Fresh Squeezed Old Fashioned is an American Strong Ale that takes the “big citrus flavor” found in the brewery’s “hop-forward” Fresh Squeezed IPA and gives it an “Old Fashioned twist” by infusing it with “whiskey and oak from bourbon barrels and sweet orange peel.” Clocking in at 8.1% ABV and 60 IBUs, Fresh Squeezed Old Fashioned is here to conveniently satisfy the cravings of hopheads and cocktail enthusiasts alike.
Fresh Squeezed Old Fashioned is available now for a limited time. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Oregon, Virginia and throughout the rest of Deschutes Brewery’s 32-state distribution area. Fresh Squeezed Old Fashioned is also available for delivery to Oregon homes. Prost!
Vital Information for Fresh Squeezed Old Fashioned from Deschutes Brewery
Release – Limited/Small Batch Reserve Series; launching April 2020
Style – American Strong Ale
ABV – 8.1%
IBUs – 60
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels with sweet orange peel
Fun Fact – “The brewery encourages people to honor the wellness of their community by ‘staying home and saving lives’ inspiring enjoyment of a craft beer while they’re at it. Extending accessibility through a smaller format, Deschutes Brewery beers are now available through their website to customers based in Oregon. Deschutes’ legacy brews along with new and vintage Reserve beers are available to ship directly to Oregon homes.”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.deschutesbrewery.com/beer-finder/
Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Stouts All the Way Down | The Vanilla Chronicles – Grand Cuvée in its Tasting Room on Friday, April 3.
Arriving as the final offering in a series (The Vanilla Chronicles, an exploration of the world’s many varietals of vanilla) within a series (Stouts All the Way Down, a special lineup of Imperial Stouts that experiments with different barrels and adjuncts), Stouts All the Way Down | The Vanilla Chronicles – Grand Cuvée is a Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout that incorporates “Indonesian, Ugandan, Tongan, Mexican, and Madagascan vanilla beans . . . at a dosing rate 40% higher than any of the single vanilla varietals [Orpheus has] released [in The Vanilla Chronicles] so far.” Weighing in at a sizable and decadent 12.5% ABV, this Grand Cuvée is best enjoyed “on your front porch, in your backyard, or wherever you imbibe other delicious quarantine treats!”
Stouts All the Way Down | The Vanilla Chronicles – Grand Cuvée will debut in The Tasting Room at Orpheus Brewing at 4 p.m. on April 3 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. This Limited Release offering will be available in 375ml bottles. Stouts All the Way Down | The Vanilla Chronicles – Grand Cuvée is a brewery exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!
Vital Information for Stouts All the Way Down | The Vanilla Chronicles – Grand Cuvée from Orpheus Brewing
Release – Limited/Stouts All the Way Down Series; April 3, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.5%
Treatment – Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels
Added Ingredients – Indonesian, Ugandan, Tongan, Mexican, & Madagascan vanilla beans
Availability – 375ml bottles
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only
Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that Sour Brown Aged on Vanilla & Cardamom is available now for a limited time in the brewery’s online shop.
Beyond the ingredients featured in its very self-explanatory name, Sour Brown Aged on Vanilla & Cardamom is a Sour Brown Ale that has gained further depth by having “rested for one year on a mix of bourbon and wine barrels before being bottle conditioned.” This treatment and the added ingredients provide Sour Brown Aged on Vanilla and Cardamom (6.34% ABV) with “aromas of sweet baked pastries and fruit loopy cardamom citrus . . . brought to life by sweet vanilla, slight amaretto, and dark malt flavors.”
750ml bottles of Sour Brown Aged on Vanilla & Cardamom ($18 each) are available now for nationwide shipping (in states where legal) on Hi-Wire Brewing’s online store “and will be available starting Thursday, April 2, for pickup and delivery at Hi-Wire Brewing Big Top (Asheville) & Hi-Wire Brewing Durham from 12-8 PM and at Hi-Wire Brewing Knoxville soon.” Prost!
Vital Information for Sour Brown Aged on Vanilla & Cardamom from Hi-Wire Brewing
Release – Limited; April 2, 2020
Style – Sour Brown Ale
ABV – 6.34%
Featured Ingredients – Vanilla & cardamom
Treatment – “Rested for one year on a mix of bourbon & wine barrels before being bottle conditioned”
Brewer’s Note – “Pair with pistachios, dog pets, & chilly spring evenings for maximum taste”
Availability – 750ml bottles ($18 each)
Online Store – https://shop.hiwirebrewing.com/
Starr Hill Brewery (Crozet, Virginia) has officially announced that it will continue its All Access Series with the Limited Release of Air Drummer New England-style IPA in early April 2020.
Turning up just in time to “rock your patio season,” Air Drummer is a New England-style India Pale Ale that is “soft and airy with ripe citrus hop aromas and a passionfruit character with hints of pineapple.” Air Drummer keeps flawless rhythm at 7.2% ABV.
Air Drummer hit all three of Starr Hill’s taproom locations on March 31 and is scheduled to enter distribution on April 1. You can expect to find this new Limited Release available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Virginia. Prost!
Vital Information for Air Drummer from Starr Hill Brewery
Release – Limited/All Access Series; April – July 2020
Style – New England-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.2%
Hops – Citra & Galaxy
Malts – 2-Row & Carafoam
Yeast – London Ale III
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Virginia
Beer Finder – https://starrhill.com/beer-finder
Tampa, Fla. (April 1, 2020) — World of Beer Bar & Kitchen is asking Tampa residents to help Pay It Forward. Tomorrow, customers can “Pay It Forward” by purchasing a $10 meal for a Tampa General Hospital employee. Each meal purchased will be matched with an additional meal from World of Beer to help feed those who are on the front line of COVID-19.
“As we find ourselves in a global health crisis, we at World of Beer recognize that we are stronger together.” said Paul Avery, president and CEO of World of Beer. “Our hope is to serve our hometown of Tampa the best way that we can during these challenging times and to show our support for those who are risking their health every day at the front lines of this COVID-19 battle. They are true heroes.”
Your $10 will provide Tampa General Hospital employees with a warm meal delivered directly to their staff tomorrow evening. Fresh burgers, chicken sandwiches, and a hearty helping of fries and tots. Simply stop by or call your local World of Beer on Thursday, April 2nd and ask to “Pay It Forward”. It’s as simple and rewarding as that.
World of Beer Bar & Kitchen (WOB)
World of Beer was founded in 2007 by two best friends in Tampa, Fla. who wanted to create a welcoming place where friends could gather, drink, eat and explore. WOB, the original craft beer bar, boasts hundreds of beers and rotating taps at each location along with signature food menus specifically designed to enhance the flavor of beers. World of Beer has grown to a global franchise with 50+ locations. For more information, visit www.worldofbeer.com
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Southern Grist Brewing Co. (Nashville, Tennessee) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Imperial Blue & Pink Cotton Candy Hill on Thursday, April 2.
Here to bring a little whimsy to a time that could definitely use it, Imperial Blue & Pink Cotton Candy Hill is an Imperial Sour Ale brewed with lactose, and blue raspberry and vanilla cotton candy. Coming in at 7.2% ABV, Imperial Blue & Pink Cotton Candy Hill is sure to leave you “feeling nostalgic for simpler times.”
Imperial Blue & Pink Cotton Candy Hill will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($17 plus tax per 4-pack) at both of Southern Grist’s taprooms for To-Go sales starting at 11 a.m. on April 2. Online pre-orders for pick up (Nations location only) & delivery are available now (click here). If you are ordering for pick-up from the Nations taproom, your order will be available starting Thursday at 11 a.m. Imperial Blue & Pink Cotton Candy Hill is a taproom exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!
Vital Information for Imperial Blue & Pink Cotton Candy Hill from Southern Grist Brewing Co.
Release – Limited; April 2, 2020
Style – Imperial Sour Ale
ABV – 7.2%
Added Ingredients – Lactose, blue raspberry cotton candy & vanilla cotton candy
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($17 plus tax per 4-pack)
Online Pre-Order – https://squareup.com/store/southern-grist-brewing-company-2/
Distribution – None; brewery only
Cahaba Brewing Company (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that Cahaba Lager is available now as the brewery’s newest canned offering.
Crafted to place some “balance in your life,” Cahaba Lager is an American-style Pilsner that coaxes complexity out of simple ingredients. Coming in at 5.3% ABV and 32 IBUs, Cahaba Lager is “medium bodied yet not too heavy . . . with a sweet taste that finishes dry.”
Cahaba Lager launched on April 1 with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can get your 6-pack or crowler of Cahaba Lager by visiting Cahaba Brewing Company during their adjusted To-Go Only Hours: Everyday – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Place your To-Go order by ordering online, calling the brewery at (205) 578 2616 or by walk-in. You can also expect to find Cahaba Lager at select craft beer-focused retailers located within Cahaba Brewing’s distribution footprint in Alabama. Prost!
Vital Information for Cahaba Lager from Cahaba Brewing Company
Release – Year-Round; launching April 1, 2020
Style – American-style Pilsner
ABV – 5.3%
IBUs – 32
Malts – Pilsner
Hops – Saaz
Added Ingredients – Flaked maize
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama
Calusa Brewing (Sarasota, Florida) has officially announced that it is closing out March 2020 by dropping three Limited Release offerings – the debut of Outbound German-style Pils and return of Citronious and Lobby Party Double NEIPA – in the brewery’s taproom.
As they adapt to the current social distancing and stay-at-home situation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Calusa Brewing has decided to can a serious amount of the following three Limited Release offerings so that the brewery’s cooler can stay stocked with plenty of tasty goodness (descriptions sourced from the brewery’s Facebook page):
- Outbound | German-style Pils – Crisp, complex and classic, this German Lager pours a brilliant, sparkling gold. Made with only the highest-quality German malts, aromatic noble hop varieties and a traditional long, cold maturation. Some things are classics for a reason. ABV – 4.8%
- Citronious | New England-style India Pale Ale – Pouring a hazy gold, Citronious blasts with the fresh flavor and aromas of citrus, mango and tropical fruits. This single-hopped IPA is a true showcase for the juicy, dank, notoriously big character of the dynamic Citra hop. ABV – 6.5%
- Lobby Party | Double New England-style India Pale Ale – Double NEIPA w/ Citra, & Sabro hops, Mango, Pineapple & Lactose collaboration with our South Florida friends at Tripping Animals Brewing (Doral, Florida) ABV – 8.5%
All three offerings listed above were officially released in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans on March 28, but there is still “plenty to go around” at this time. You can grab your 4-packs by visiting Calusa Brewing during their adjusted To-Go Only Hours: Weekdays – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Weekends – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (credit/debit card payments only). Prost!
Rogue Spirits (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it has begun production of Helping Hand Hand Sanitizer to provide local emergency response and public safety officials with much needed hand sanitizer during the public health crisis caused by coronavirus (COVID-19).
Produced to “keep those servicing the community safe and healthy so that they can protect the rest of the country” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rogue’s Helping Hand Hand Sanitizer is made with “80% ethanol, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide and distilled water.” This initiative at Rogue Spirits was made possible due to “the Food and Drug Administration [changing] their guidelines on March 18 to give distilleries permission to start making hand sanitizer for distribution as long as they were abiding by the formula outlined by the World Health Organization.” At this time, Rogue has already donated its Helping Hand Hand Sanitizer – packaged in 375ml, 4 oz. and 16 oz. bottles – to “fire departments from Newport, Toledo, Waldport, Yachats, Depoe Bay, and Lincoln City, police services, county offices, local ambulance services and Life Flight.”
“There’s a massive shortage of so many life-saving supplies right now and we wanted to do something to help,” adds Brian Pribyl, Head Distiller of Rogue Ales & Spirits. “As a distillery, we make alcohol every day, so a hand sanitizer was an obvious way to help. It’s been amazing to watch the entire distilling community come together during this crisis. We can’t make gowns, gloves or medical equipment but we can keep a steady supply of alcohol flowing. If we can supply a hand sanitizer to the front-line of this pandemic, even if that means one less thing they have to worry about sourcing, we’re calling that a win.”
“What’s really great about our hand sanitizer initiative is that it came about as an employee passion project and their dream became a reality thanks to a collaborative team effort,” adds Jack Waibel, Vice President of Production at Rogue Ales & Spirits. “Since day one we have been dedicated to giving back to our community and are so honored to be able to step up and help in this time of need.”
Rogue’s Helping Hand Hand Sanitizer is currently available to first responders in Oregon’s Lincoln County and the distillery is “working to make it available throughout the nation to businesses and consumers to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.” Prost!
In response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Big Storm Brewing Co. (Clearwater, Florida) has officially filed the required federal application to begin manufacturing ethanol in hopes that it will be able to begin making more than 100-gallons of commercially packaged hand sanitizer each day.
As the federal government is currently “working diligently to expedite applications” like the one Big Storm awaits approval on, the brewery has proactively “begun the compounding of a liquid-based hand sanitizer spray following World Health Organization standards.” Once they get the go ahead to proceed, Big Storm plans to begin “mass production of hand sanitizer to supply government agencies, hospitals, first responders and others.” Government agencies, hospitals, medical offices and others interested in hand sanitizer can contact Big Storm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Our goal is to begin mass production of hand sanitizer to supply government agencies, hospitals, first responders and others,” said Big Storm co-owner L.J. Govoni. “This is a win-win, it allows us to retain employees while manufacturing a critical resource during this incredibly difficult time.”
Big Storm Brewing Co.’s plans to begin production of hand sanitizer is an effort to do their part in helping meet the demand for this vital product during this escalating coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Prost!