Great Divide Continues Wood Werks Series with Small Batch Release of Golden Sour Ale

Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Wood Werks Golden Sour Ale in April 2021.

Dropping as the latest offering to come out of Great Divide’s Wood Werks Series of Small Batch barrel-aged beers, Wood Werks Golden Sour Ale is a Farmhouse-inspired Golden Sour Ale that began as “three different Belgian-inspired . . . beers [aged] separately for a year in Pinot Noir barrels and spiked . . . with a blend of three unique souring agents.” Once the aging and souring process was completed, the beer was then “blended and left to rest directly on a bed of white grapes.” The resulting Golden Sour Ale comes in at 6% ABV and offers an experience that is “pleasantly sour with a rich, fruity bouquet of melon, grapes, pear and apricot.”

Wood Werks Golden Sour Ale is scheduled to debut in April 2021 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 accounts located within Great Divide’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Wood Werks Golden Sour Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Wood Werks Series; April 2021
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 6%
Treatment – Three different Belgian-inspired Great Divide beers aged separately for a year in Pinot Noir barrels, inoculated with a blend of three souring agents, blended and rested on white grapes
Suggested Food Pairings – “Moules frites (steamed mussels & fries); kipper, beet & zucchini salad; La Tur cheese with crusty bread & quince jam; vanilla stone fruit tart”
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/

TrimTab Brewing Continues Gallery Series with Limited Release of New Zealand Pilsner

TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Gallery Series #38: New Zealand Pilsner on Friday, April 2.

Here to fill your spring days and nights with all the crispy refreshment you can handle, New Zealand Pilsner is a “Premium” Pilsner-style Lager dry-hopped with New Zealand Moutere hops. Coming in at 6.4% ABV, the “clean, crisp and crushable” New Zealand Pilsner showcases this “intensely tropical and fruity hop with dominant notes of Grapefruit and Passionfruit and undertones of spry hay, earthy baking spice and resinous pine.”

New Zealand Pilsner – available in 16 oz. cans and on draft – will officially release in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing on April 2 and will be available only as long as supplies last. New Zealand Pilsner is a brewery only release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Gallery Series #38: New Zealand Pilsner from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Gallery Series; April 2, 2021
Style – Pilsner
ABV – 6.4%
Featured Hops – Moutere
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Highball Drifter Slated to be 2nd Release in Founders Brewing’s Bottle Shop Series

Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) took to their Cadre Newsletter this morning to inform fans that they plan to begin the Limited Release of Highball Drifter, the second release in the brewery’s newly established Bottle Shop Series, in August 2021.

Modeled after the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, Highball Drifter is a Bourbon Barrel-aged American Strong Ale with orange peel and cherry added. Coming in at a smooth sippin’ 11% ABV, Highball Drifter “presents aromatics of caramel and vanilla, dried fruit and spice while hints of cherry and bitter orange peel whisk you away like a tumbling tumbleweed.”

Highball Drifter is scheduled to debut in August 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. bottles 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 Highball Drifter from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Bottle Shop Series; August 2021
Style – American Strong Ale
ABV – 11%
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels
Added Ingredients – Orange peel & cherry
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/beer/find-our-beer/

Lagunitas Brewing Co. Goes Colossal with Maximus DIPA

Lagunitas Brewing Company (Petaluma, California) has officially announced that Maximus Colossal IPA will join the brewery’s Unlimited Year-Round lineup in mid-March 2021.

A much bigger, revamped take on Lagunitas Brewing Company’s longstanding Maximus IPA, Maximus Colossal IPA is a Double India Pale Ale that is “full of Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial hops balanced against tons of rich malted barley.” Although it comes in at a “brawny” 9% ABV, Maximus Colossal IPA still asserts that “with great power comes a great caveat: balance is everything. [Lagunitas believes] Maximus to be exactly that. Et tu?”

Maximus Colossal IPA is set to debut during the Ides of March 2021 with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 19.2 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Illinois, Washington and throughout the rest of the brewery’s nationwide distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Maximus Colossal IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round/Unlimited; launching mid-March 2021
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 9%
IBUs – 60.5
Featured Hops – Simcoe, Cascade & Centennial
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://lagunitas.com/beer-finder

Highland Brewing Adds Peachful to Seasonal Portfolio

Highland Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that Peachful, a Fresh & Fruity Ale, will join the brewery’s Seasonal lineup in late February/early March 2021.

Here to give you an early jump on spring, Peachful is a Fruit Beer “brimming with peaches” and boasting additions of Amarillo, Saphir and Simcoe hops. Coming in at an easy-drinking 5.2% ABV, Peachful “brings to mind afternoons on the porch with a soft southern breeze.”

Peachful is rolling out now and will be available throughout the months of Spring 2021. You can expect to find this new Seasonal available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Highland’s distribution footprint in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Peachful from Highland Brewing

Release – Seasonal; launching late February/early March 2021
Style – Fruit Beer
ABV – 5.2%
IBUs – 35
Hops – Amarillo, Saphir & Simcoe
Malts – 2-Row, Malted Wheat, Flaked Wheat & Oats
Added Ingredients – Peaches
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee & Georgia

Bay Cannon Beer Co. Welcomes Back Peter Hazy Pale Ale

Bay Cannon Beer Company (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that Peter, a Hazy Pale Ale, will return for a limited time beginning on March 5.

Back just in time to kick off Tampa Bay Beer Week 2021, Peter is a Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale featuring Julius and Citra hops. Coming in at 5.5%, Peter is a “light Pale Ale, little juicy, little earthy, little bitter, just a great balanced hazy pale.”

Peter – available in 4-packs and single 16 oz. cans – will hit Bay Cannon’s taproom on March 5 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Peter is a brewery only release and is not expected to see distribution at this time. Prost!

Vital Information for Peter from Bay Cannon Beer Company

Release – Limited; March 5, 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Hops – Julius & Citra
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & single 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Adds Tritonia & Cosmik Debris to Year-Round Lineup

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Tritonia Gose and Cosmik Debris Double IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio in March 2021.

Previously only available as a part of Creature Comforts’ Seasonal lineup, the brewery is now going Year-Round with these two fan-favorite brews (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Tritonia – A 4.5% ABV gently tart Fruited Gose brewed with cucumber, lime, sea salt, coriander, and our house blend of lactobacillus. Our take on this classic German-style wheat beer pairs the cool freshness of cucumber with the crisp tartness of lime to create an incredibly refreshing experience.
  • Cosmik Debris – An intensely hopped 8.0% ABV Double IPA featuring Simcoe, Strata, Mosaic, Cascade, and Chinook hops. This Double IPA presents a mind-blowing aroma of citrus zest, melon, and subtle pine. The big, fruity aroma, firm bitterness, and lighter malt character paves the way to a soft and balanced flavor profile.

“Our purpose is to foster human connection, and one of the ways we strive to cultivate those opportunities for connection is by offering a wide variety of year-round beer styles,” said CEO Chris Herron. “Tritonia and Cosmik Debris have become seasonal fan favorites over the last seven years, and we are excited to add them to our year-round lineup.”

Tritonia and Cosmik Debris will both officially return in early March 2021 with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find these two new Year-Rounds at craft beer-focused establishments located within Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!

TrimTab Brewing Reopens Beach Club with Limited Release of Beachcomber Sour Ale

TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Beachcomber, a tiki cocktail-inspired Imperial Sour Ale, at noon on Monday, September 14.

Next up in TrimTab’s Beach Club Series of poolside-appropriate “exotic ales,” Beachcomber is an Imperial Sour Ale “conditioned with creamy banana, sweet tangerine and juicy pineapple.” Coming in at 7.5% ABV, Beachcomber “contains a deluge of tart, tropical, citrusy goodness.”

Beachcomber will release in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing on September 14 and limited distribution will begin shortly after the on-site release. 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 the brewery’s distribution footprint in Alabama and Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Beachcomber from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Beach Club Series; September 14, 2020
Style – Imperial Sour Ale
ABV – 7.5%
Added Ingredients – Banana, tangerine & pineapple
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

Flying Dog Brewery Introduces Tropical Truth as New Summer Seasonal

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Tropical Truth Imperial IPA during the week of July 20, 2020.

Tropical Truth is an Imperial India Pale Ale that introduces additions of mango and passionfruit to a base of Flying Dog’s “hottest trending beer right now,” The Truth. Coming in at 8.7% ABV and 50 IBUs, Tropical Truth “will totally satisfy your senses . . . with a big hop aroma and exotic tropical flavors.”

“At Flying Dog, we like to have fun with our beers and continue evolving our recipes to surprise and delight our hardcore fans,” said James Maravetz, VP of Marketing at Flying Dog. “The Truth is a hugely popular beer for us year-round, so we gave it a tropical infusion perfect for the summertime.”

Tropical Truth is rolling out now and will be available for a limited time during the remaining months of summer. You can expect to find this new Seasonal available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Tropical Truth from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Seasonal; launching the week of July 20, 2020
Style – Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.7%
IBUs – 50
Malts – Munich, Wheat & C-60
Hops – Citra & Amarillo
Added Ingredients – Mango & passionfruit purée
Fun Fact – “Tropical Truth’s base beer, The Truth, was scientifically engineered to be a near-perfect IPA using knowledge from Flying Dog’s Single Hop Series. The Single Hop Series was a multi-year exploration into the flavor profile of single strains of hops, uncovering the subtleties of each strain and ultimately informing future recipes.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/

Tropical Truth from Flying Dog Brewery on Vimeo.

Perrin Brewing Set for Seasonal Drop of Call Me Hazy – Tropical IPA

Perrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Call Me Hazy – Tropical IPA on Thursday, June 25.

Arriving as the latest release in Perrin Brewing Company’s newly-established Call Me Hazy Series of rotating IPAs, Call Me Hazy – Tropical IPA is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that boasts a “tropical twist – fresh tropical stone fruit aromatics with hints of coconut, passion fruit, mango and lime.” Coming in at 7.5% ABV, Call Me Hazy – Tropical IPA is filled with all the beach vibes you seek in a summertime sipper.

Call Me Hazy – Tropical IPA will hit the Perrin Pub on June 25 and distribution will follow shortly after the on-site release. 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 within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Michigan. Prost!

Vital Information for Call Me Hazy – Tropical IPA from Perrin Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal/Call Me Hazy IPA Series; launching June 25, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.5%
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.perrinbrewing.com/beer-finder/