New Realm Brewing’s Oaxaca Choca Returns for Annual Release

New Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the annual Limited Release of Oaxaca Choca in late September 2021.

Back for its fourth year and always a crowd favorite, Oaxaca Choca is Imperial Mexican Chocolate Stout “brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, locally roasted cacao nibs, and chili peppers for a deliciously complex flavor.” Coming in at 10% ABV, Oaxaca Choca “sips like a cup of Mexican-style hot cocoa with just enough heat to balance its sweet.”

“Oaxaca Choca was developed in our inaugural year and has since become one of our most sought-after annual releases,” said Bob Powers, Co-Founder and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of New Realm Brewing. “Oaxaca Choca has a beautiful and unique label design that is reminiscent of Día de los Muertos, with a rich flavor that is enjoyed throughout the fall and winter season.”

“Not only is Oaxaca Choca one of our most popular special releases every year, but it is a beer that our brewing team really looks forward to as well,” said Mitch Steele, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of New Realm Brewing. “The combination of a great Imperial Stout recipe, with locally sourced cacao nibs, cinnamon, vanilla and chilies give Oaxaca Choca a harmoniously balanced flavor that is ridiculously smooth with a lingering spiciness. If you’re one of the many fans who awaits this yearly release, stay tuned for a barrel-aged rendition returning soon as well.”

Oaxaca Choca officially released on September 21 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within New Realm’s distribution footprint in Georgia, Virginia, and the coastal regions of North and South Carolina. Prost!

Vital Information for Oaxaca Choca from New Realm Brewing Company

Release – Limited; September 21, 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 10%
Added Ingredients – Vanilla, Cinnamon, Chili Peppers & Cacao Nibs
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia, Virginia and coastal North & South Carolina

TrimTab Brewing Continues Light Visions Collection with Release of Azacca Singularity DIPA

TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Azacca Singularity DIPA on Friday, September 24.

The latest release in TrimTab’s Light Visions Collection of rotating Double IPAS and New England-style Hazy IPAs, Azacca Singularity DIPA is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale that has been triple dry-hopped with “100% fresh Azacca hops.” Clocking in at 7.7% ABV, Azacca Singularity DIPA boasts “bright and refreshing aromas of juicy mango, citrus and tropical fruits with soft flavors of pineapple, mango, pine, spice and tangerine.”

16 oz. cans of Azacca Singularity DIPA will drop in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing on September 24 and will be available only as long as supplies last. You can also expect to find this Limited Release at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Alabama and Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Azacca Singularity DIPA from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Light Visions Collection; September 24, 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.7%
Featured Hops – Azacca

Fun Fact – “Azacca hops are named after the Haitian God of Agriculture.”
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

Loretta’s Dark Lager Joins the Year-Round Portfolio at Indeed Brewing

Indeed Brewing Company (Minneapolis, Minnesota) has officially announced that Loretta’s Dark Lager will join the brewery’s Year-Round lineup in late September 2021.

Developed to embody a welcoming and nostalgic experience that is “a place, a person, and a vibe… a supper-club bar familiar to many, filled with years of good times and conversation,” Loretta’s Dark Lager is a Munich-style Dunkel Lager featuring Bamberger Munich and Briess Midnight Wheat malts and Mandarina and Hallertau Mittelfruh hops. Coming in at 5.6% ABV, Loretta’s Dark Lager boasts aromas of “fresh-toasted bread and . . . light Noble spice” alongside flavorful notes of “rich Munich malt with a hint of chocolate.”

“Loretta’s Dark Lager fills the need for a malty beer in our core lineup,” says Sales Director Ryan Bandy. “We love this one because it drinks like a crisp lager that you want to drink a bunch of; it’s the best of both worlds.”

Loretta’s Dark Lager is rolling out now and will be available Year-Round in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new offering at craft beer-focused establishments located within Indeed’s distribution footprint in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Prost!

Vital Information for Loretta’s Dark Lager from Indeed Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round; launching late September 2021
Style – Munich-style Dunkel Lager
ABV – 5.6%
IBUs – 24
Malts – Bamberger Munich & Briess Midnight Wheat
Hops – Mandarina & Hallertau Mittelfruh
Yeast – L17
Fun Fact – On the label artwork created by local Minneapolis artist Chuck U: “‘We asked Chuck to create a sense of place with Loretta’s can art. A place familiar to many, filled with years of good times and conversation. A place you walk into knowing you’re going to have a great time. And a place you might walk out with a fresh perspective or new understanding,’ says Creative Director Andy Kiekhafer. ‘Examining the can you’ll find lots of treasures—little accents and details filled with local lore and legends. But Lorettas isn’t some made-up place; it’s a place where you’ve run into old neighbors, shared a family meal, and met new friends along the way!’”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Minnesota, North Dakota & Wisconsin

Burial Beer Co. Announces Return of Thresher Coffee Saison

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Thresher on Wednesday, September 22.

A “return to one of [Burial’s] first ever realms of experimentation,” Thresher is a Saison “mashed with Barley and Wheat” and then “aged with Honduran Finca El Puente coffee beans from Counter Culture Coffee.” Coming in at 4.5% ABV, this year’s iteration of Thresher “brings bright golden raisin, plum and vanilla bean to [the] delicately wheat-driven saison base.”

A limited amount of Thresher – available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles for $14 – will be available for online presale for pickup at Burial Beer Co.’s Asheville taproomRaleigh taproom and Charlotte taproom at noon on September 22. If any bottles survive the presale, the brewery will release those in their online shop for limited shipping on Thursday, September 23 at noon. Thresher will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Thresher from Burial Beer Co.

Release – Limited; September 22, 2021
Style – Saison
ABV – 4.5%
Added Ingredients – Honduran Finca El Puente coffee beans from Counter Culture Coffee
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Distribution – None. Taproom & online sales only

Highland Brewing Celebrates Harvest Season with Release of Rustic Ridge IPA

Highland Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Rustic Ridge IPA in September 2021.

Brewed each year as a part of an “ever-evolving IPA” series, Rustic Ridge IPA is an American India Pale Ale “[that] highlights the best of [Highland’s] annual hop selection.” This year’s Rustic Ridge IPA comes in at 6.7% ABV and 65 IBUs.

Rustic Ridge IPA is rolling out now and will hang around for a limited time. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottes, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in North Carolina and throughout the rest of Highland’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Rustic Ridge IPA from Highland Brewing

Release – Seasonal; September 2021
Style – American India Pale Ale/Harvest Ale
ABV – 6.7%
IBUs – 65
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft

Epic Brewing Unleashes It’s Got Citra IPA

Epic Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of It’s Got Citra IPA in mid-September 2021.

Specifically crafted to “convert average beer drinkers into IPA-seeking hop heads,” It’s Got Citra is an American India Pale Ale that had Epic’s brewers “[dumping a] behemoth load of Citra [hops] into the kettle, [sprinkling] a little CTZ hops on top, [dumping] another behemoth load of Citra, and then [repeating].” Coming in at 8% ABV, It’s Got Citra’s “unbelievable amount of hops . . . works beautifully with the brewers malt, white wheat, malted oats, and honey malt that make up the backbone of this beer.”

It’s Got Citra is rolling out now and will hang around for a limited time. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 16 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, Utah and throughout the rest of Epic Brewing’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for It’s Got Citra IPA from Epic Brewing Company

Release – Limited; mid-September 2021
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
Featured Hops – Citra
Availability – 16 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.epicbrewing.com/beer-finder

New Belgium Looks Forward with Release of Voodoo Ranger Future Hop IPA

New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Voodoo Ranger Future Hop IPA in September 2021.

The newest release in New Belgium’s rotating series of Voodoo Ranger IPAs, Voodoo Ranger Future Hop IPA is an American India Pale Ale that features a “bionic blend of Lotus and Strata hops.” Coming in at 8% ABV, Voodoo Ranger Future Hop IPA boasts “tropical notes that will teleport your taste buds to the next dimension.”

Voodoo Ranger Future Hop IPA is rolling out now and will be available for a limited time. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina and throughout the rest of New Belgium’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Voodoo Ranger Future Hop IPA from New Belgium Brewing

Release – Limited/Voodoo Ranger Rotating IPA Series; September 2021
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 40
Malts – Pale, Oats, Pilsner & Wheat
Hops – Strata, Lotus & Nelson Sauvin
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.newbelgium.com/beer/finder/

Boulevard Brewing Brings that Magic Drip to its Limited Release Lineup

Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Magic Drip: Barrel-Aged Wheated Imperial Stout with Colombian Coffee in mid-September 2021.

Crafted to embody the “fantastical marriage of magic and science.” Magic Drip is a “wheated” Imperial Stout “featuring pale, dark, and crystal malts, plus Magnum hops and Colombian Dark Roast Whole Bean Coffee from . . . Messenger Coffee.” The beer then went on to be “aged from 8-18 months in various Bourbon Casks, each barrel bringing its own personality of vanilla, oak and char.” Coming in at 13.5% ABV, the “fusion of the sweet and boozy Imperial Stout base alongside [the] rich coffee and boozy bourbon casks” used to create Magic Drip “makes for a balanced beer of rich chocolate and coffee, vanilla, whiskey, and toasted oak.”

Magic Drip is scheduled to hit the Kansas City area on September 13 and will see expanded distribution shortly after that date. 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 within Boulevard’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Magic Drip: Barrel-Aged Wheated Imperial Stout with Colombian Coffee from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; September 13, 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 13.5%
IBUs – 23
Malts – Pale, Dark, Crystal & Oats
Hops – Magnum
Added Ingredients – Colombian Dark Roast from Messenger Coffee
Suggested Pairings – Old-fashioned doughnut, raspberry cream cheese puff pastry or Stilton cheese
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/finder/

Portland Cider Co. Welcomes Fall with Return of Pumpkin Spice Cider

Portland Cider Company (Clackamas, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of its beloved Pumpkin Spice Cider in late August 2021.

Freshly adorned with a “silver medal in the 2021 New York International Cider Competition,” Pumpkin Spice Cider is a Hard Apple Cider that “contains crisp Northwest apples paired with warm autumn spices like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger and allspice.” Coming in at 6% ABV, Pumpkin Spice Cider is a “semi-dry cider . . . [that incorporates] all the best flavors of the season.”

“We think these Pumpkin Spice six-packs will be perfect for sharing at fall holiday celebrations with family and friends,” said Lynda Parrish, co-owner at Portland Cider Co. “This is a cider that sets a cozy autumnal mood, whether enjoyed with a hearty feast, around a backyard fire pit, or indoors on a chilly evening with your favorite blanket and a book.”

Pumpkin Spice Cider is rolling out now and is scheduled to hang around through October 2021. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 19.2 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select cider-friendly establishments located within Portland Cider Company’s distribution footprint in Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Northern California. Prost!

Vital Information for Pumpkin Spice Cider from Portland Cider Company

Release – Seasonal; late August – October 2021
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 6%
Featured Ingredients – Northwest apples, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger & allspice
Suggested Pairings – “Pork chops, roasted sweet potatoes, and cinnamon sugar donuts”
Availability – 19.2 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft

Distribution – Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho & Northern California
Cider Finder – https://www.portlandcider.com/cider-finder

Founders Brewing Co. Will Kick Off 2022 with Return of Frootwood

Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) recently took to its Cadre Newsletter to announced that it will launch its 2022 Barrel-Aged Series with the return of Frootwood in January.

Back by popular demand after a successful introduction back in 2017, Frootwood is a cherry-filled Fruit Beer that was then “hid . . . away in oak maple syrup bourbon barrels . . . [to emerge] blanketed in notes of warm vanilla and cherry sweetness.” Coming in at 8% ABV, Frootwood allows the “wood . . . [to be] the star of this beer, adding depth and taming the tartness while the maple character from the barrel imposes a velvety texture that lingers for not a moment too long.”

Frootwood is scheduled to return in January 2022 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. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Founders Brewing Co.’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Frootwood from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Barrel-Aged Series; January 2022
Style – Fruit Beer
ABV – 8%
Added Ingredients – Cherries
Treatment – Aged in oak maple syrup bourbon barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/beer/find-our-beer/