Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Brings Back Tritonia with Pineapple & Lemon

CCBC_TritoniaPLStillWeb-0339Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Tritonia with Pineapple & Lemon will return for a limited time in mid-November 2019.

Returning to distract you from the dropping temperatures with a taste of the tropics, Tritonia with Pineapple & Lemon is a traditional Gose-style Ale with coriander and sea salt that gets a not so traditional infusion of pineapple and lemon.  The tropical fruit additions featured in Tritonia with Pineapple & Lemon (4.5% ABV) “perfectly complement the base beer creating a tart, refreshing, and overall balanced experience.”

Tritonia with Pineapple & Lemon will release in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. in mid-November and is scheduled to enter distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located throughout Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Tritonia with Pineapple & Lemon from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; mid-November 2019
Style – Gose
ABV – 4.5%
Added Ingredients – Pineapple & lemon
Fun Fact – “Additionally, the brewery releases another version of Tritonia, featuring cucumber and lime, in early summer.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia

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Hi-Wire Brewing Releases North Carolina-themed Mountains to Sea Collaboration 12-pack

Hi-Wire-BrewingHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will introduce Mountains to Sea, a collaboration 12-pack featuring beers brewed with New Anthem Beer Project (Wilmington, North Carolina), Wooden Robot Brewery (Charlotte, North Carolina) and Trophy Brewing Co. (Raleigh, North Carolina), during the third week of October 2019.

Compiled to be a “celebration of breweries from across the state of North Carolina, from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Coast of North Carolina,” Mountains to Sea is a variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans that includes the following collaboration brews featuring New Anthem Beer Project, Wooden Robot Brewery and Trophy Brewing Co. (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Mountains to Sea with New Anthem Beer Project | Porter brewed with Figs & Molasses
  • Mountains to Sea with Wooden Robot Brewery | Throwback I.P.A. hopped with Idaho 7, Mosaic, Amarillo, & Centennial
  • Mountains to Sea with Trophy Brewing | Rye Pilsner brewed with Riverbend & Epiphany Malt

The Mountains to Sea Collaboration 12-pack includes four 12 oz. cans of each beer listed above.  This new variety pack is rolling out now and you can expect to find it at craft beer-focused establishments located within Hi-Wire Brewing’s distribution footprint in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Kentucky. Due to the limited nature of this release, the Mountains to Sea Collaboration 12-pack will not be stocked at any of Hi-Wire Brewing’s taproom locations.  Prost!

Heavy Seas Beers Set to Release Siren Noire & Coconut Variant

SirenNoire12ozBottle2019Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that the Limited Releases of Siren Noire and Coconut Siren Noire, a highly limited, draft-only variant, will begin in November 2019.

Back to claim its place as the final release of the year in the Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters Series, Siren Noire is an Imperial Stout brewed with a mix of dark malts, Brewers Gold hops, and “almost three pounds of Belgian coco nibs per barrel,” and then aged for “five weeks in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans added.”  Weighing in at 9.5% ABV, the alluring Siren Noire “isn’t your father’s chocolate stout.”

New this year to give you a fresh perspective on the long-standing, fan-favorite that is Siren Noire, Coconut Siren Noire starts with a similar base beer but “[forgoes] the vanilla bean addition that the regular Siren Noire has and add a healthy addition of fresh coconut as well as toasted coconut.”  To take the decadence up a notch, dark chocolate is also added to basically make Coconut Siren Noire “a Mounds Bar in a glass!”

Siren Noire and Coconut Siren Noire are both scheduled to release in November 2019 and will hang around as long as supplies last.  Siren Noire will have availability in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles while Coconut Siren Noire will only be available on draft.  You can expect to find both offerings at select craft beer-focused establishments located in limited markets within Heavy Seas’ distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Siren Noire from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Uncharted Waters Series; November 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 9.5%
IBUs – 8.5
Malts – 2-Row, Crystal, Chocolate & Roasted Barley
Hops – Brewers Gold
Added Ingredients – Belgian cocoa nibs
Treatment – Aged for five weeks in Bourbon barrels with vanilla beans
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://hsbeer.com/beerfinder

 

 

 

Avery Brewing Co. Adds Low-Cal Pacer IPA to Year-Round Lineup

desktop_1569520545_WEB_PacerIPA_Can_and_GlassAvery Brewing Co. (Boulder, Colorado) has officially announced that Pacer IPA, a Hazy IPA with only 100 calories and 3.5 carbs per serving, will join its Year-Round portfolio on October 18.

Created specifically to meet the needs of “increasingly health-conscious drinkers. . . driving the burgeoning ‘better-for-you’ category in beer,” Pacer IPA is a “legitimate, flavorful” Hazy India Pale Ale brewed with “traditional malted barley, . . . wheat and oats for fuller body, as well as an abundance of southern hemisphere hops, and contemporary dry-hopping techniques to achieve big, juicy, fruity aromas and flavors.” Coming in at just 4.5% ABV, 100 calories and 3.5 carbs, Pacer IPA is “built for winning at a balanced and active lifestyle.”

“This is an extremely selfish brewing endeavor. A beer brewed for me – an aging, wannabe-athlete who ‘drinks’ for a living, and desperately needs to start setting a new and healthier pace in life.”

 

– Adam Avery, Founder and CEO of Avery Brewing Co.

Pacer IPA will debut in the Tap Room at Avery Brewing Co. on October 18 and will enter distribution at or around that date.  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Avery’s expansive distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Pacer IPA from Avery Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round; launching October 18, 2019
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale 
ABV – 4.5% 
Calories – 100
Carbs – 3.5
Hops – Simcoe, Amarillo, Mosaic & Azacca 
Malts – 2-Row, Oats & White Wheat
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.averybrewing.com/brew-finder

Coppertail Brewing Co. Celebrates Five Years of Brewing with Anniversary Party

coppertaillogowhiteCoppertail Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will host its 5th Anniversary Party from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, August 24.

After five years of brewing on the edge of Ybor, Coppertail Brewing Co. is barreling into the second half of their first decade at full steam. The brewery has seen continued growth, firmly solidified an incredible lineup of Core, Seasonal and Limited Release beers while still finding time to keep their tap wall filled with inventive/experimental brewery-only offerings, and it even recently established the Coppertail Kitchen.  The last five years have given everyone at the brewery a lot to celebrate, and celebrate they will at their Fifth Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 24.

Since this party is absolutely packed with limited-edition beers, guest taps, bottle releases, live entertainment, etc., we are just going to break it all down to ensure that you have all the information you need to have the best time possible at the Coppertail Brewing Co. Fifth Anniversary Party.  Let’s get at it!

The Basics

What – Coppertail Brewing Co. Fifth Anniversary Party
When – 5 p.m. to Midnight on Saturday, August 24
Where – Coppertail Brewing Co. | 2601 E 2nd Ave | Tampa, Florida

5th Anniversary Tap List

To ensure that your taste buds will be busy during this event, Coppertail has confirmed that it will be tapping the following beers on Saturday (Updated 8/23):

Foeder Beer Treatments

  • Cherry
  • Peach
  • Peach Rhubarb 
  • Guava Pineapple Dragon Fruit 
  • Pineapple Coconut Lime
  • Peach Vanilla
  • Raspberry Guanabana
  • Cherry Lychee
  • Prickly Pear
  • Mollyfruit 
  • Mango
  • Passion Fruit Mango Guava 
  • Guava 
  • Blackberry Hibiscus
  • Strawberry Muscadine 
  • Blueberry Lime
  • Rosé

     

Other Featured Coppertail Beers

  • Ales for ALS IPA
  • Hop Skull #4 IPA
  • AHTI BA Imperial Stout with Strawberry, Blackberry, Coconut

Coppertail Brewing Co. does plan to add to this list as the date of party draws nearer.  We will be sure to update this list just as soon as additional information is provided.

Guest Tap List

Since it is not a proper birthday party without friends, a good deal of local breweries will be in attendance to keep the guest taps flowing with the following brews (Updated 8/23):

Everything Else

In addition to the amazing beer listed above, the Coppertail Brewing Co. Fifth Anniversary Party will also feature:

  • A pig roast & other food options
  • Special bottle releases: 5th Anniversary Peach Foeder Sour (500ml bottles) – this beer spent some quality time on French oak and was inoculated with Brettanomyces, Pediococcus, & Lactobacillus and fermented on fresh peaches; Créature de mer Rouge (375ml bottles) – a 6.8% ABV Golden Sour Ale aged in a French oak wine foeder, inoculated with various strains of Brettanomyces, Pediococcus, & Lactobacillus and fermented on fresh cherries.
  • Limited release anniversary shirts & glassware (glassware pictured below)
  • Live music from Mountain Holler, Shawn Kyle & the Mysterious Ybor Fires (featuring Members of the Diviners, Band of Sorrows, and Have Gun Will Travel), and Will Quinlan & the Holy Slow Train
  • College football fans, you are covered as well. The Miami Hurricanes | Florida Gators game will be shown (without sound) during this event.
Other Useful Info
  • General Admission is FREE.  VIP is SOLD OUT.  If you have not already secured VIP tickets, there is no need to worry about tickets as this is a come-as-you-are, pay-as-you-go event.
  • Parking Info – Parking will be available in the brewery’s main lot, the remote lot in between 25th and 26th, street parking along 2nd and a remote lot on the corner of 2nd and 22nd. This remote lot is a 1/4 mile away from the brewery, but it will have a golf cart shuttle if you choose to use it. DO NOT PARK on 26th or the employee lot behind the building. A good portion of the festivities will be taking place in the brewery’s back lot. Uber/Lyft is encouraged.

Alright, that should just about cover all the information we currently have for you regarding this event.  If you are free on Saturday, make sure you swing by Coppertail Brewing Co. so that you can take part in the festivities and raise a glass with the folks at the brewery to five amazing years and the many more ahead.  Prost!

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Garage Brewing Co. Expands Hazy IPA Series with Release of Hazy #9

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Garage Brewing Co. (Temecula, California) has officially announced that Hazy #9, a double dry-hopped IPA, is now pouring in its taproom.

Surfacing as the latest “juicy delight” to come out of the brewery’s Hazy IPA Series, Hazy #9 (6.7% ABV) is a Hazy India Pale Ale brewed with Citra, Galaxy and Eureka hops. To ensure that this “luscious tropical offering” absolutely “[explodes] with citrus aromas and flavors”, the brewers at Garage “cranked up the volume on the Citra” additions this time around.

“Our Juicy Boom and Hazy #8 were so popular, we had to heed the call to brew another hazy,” Bret Stitzman, brewer at Garage Brewing Co said. “Hazy #8 had more pineapple notes, whereas this one sings citrus and of course has that big juicy mouthfeel.”

Hazy #9 is available now as a draft-only offering. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering in the Taproom at Garage Brewing Co. and on premise as long as supplies last. Prost!

Vital Information for Hazy #9 from Garage Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Hazy IPA Series; late July/early August 2019
Style – Hazy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.7%
Featured Hops – Citra, Galaxy & Eureka
Availability – Draft only
Distribution – Limited

Ballast Point Brewing Goes Year-Round with Low-Calorie Ballast Point Lager

1_CANmiddle_Lager_optBallast Point Brewery (San Diego, California) has officially announced that its 99 calorie Ballast Point Lager is now available nationwide.

Tapped to be the newest member of Ballast Point’s Discovery Series of “approachable, high-quality and great-tasting beers”, Ballast Point Lager is an “easy-drinking and crisp” Craft Lager brewed with a SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) recipe comprised of “100 percent two-row barley from farms in the West and Northwest and a light touch of Apollo hops from Washington growers.”  Further benefiting from an assist from a floral yeast character that lends “notes of bread, pear and ripe banana”, Ballast Point Lager (4.2% ABV) comes together to be a “clean, low-calorie lager that finishes dry and effervescent.”

“We’re always developing new brews and wanted to bring beer drinkers a sessionable, low-calorie option they can enjoy on any occasion – from a day at the beach or the lake to their neighborhood bar while watching the game,” Ballast Point VP of brewing James Murray said. “But make no mistake, this is not another ‘light’ beer. Ballast Point Lager boasts the high quality, innovation and flavor fans expect from us.”

Ballast Point Lager is rolling out now and will be available Year-Round.  You can expect to find this new low-calorie beer option available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 19.2 oz. single cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Illinois, Virginia and throughout the rest of Ballast Point’s nationwide distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Ballast Point Lager from Ballast Point Brewing

Release – Year-Round/Discovery Series, launching late March/early April 2019
Style – American Light Lager
ABV – 4.2%
Calories – 99

Carbs – 3.5g
Malts – 2-Row Barley
Hops – Apollo
Fun Fact – “Ballast Point Lager fits the current trend among beer drinkers looking for moderation. In fact, the brewery’s research revealed two-thirds of consumers feel compelled to moderate their everyday habits, including watching calories.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 19.2 oz. single cans & draft

Lagunitas Brewing Company & Moonlight Brewing Collaborate, Reveal Secret Agenda

Lagunitas_SecretAgenda_195x519Lagunitas Brewing Company (Petaluma, California) has officially released Secret Agenda, a Pale Bock Beer brewed in Joint Session with Moonlight Brewing (Santa Rosa, California), as the brewery’s latest Limited Release offering.

Carefully crafted by the folks at Lagunitas and Moonlight to satisfy “the unique thirsts of Springtime”, Secret Agenda is a Pale Bock Beer that brings “each [brewery’s] time-tested secrets to the table.”  Weighing in at 7.1% ABV and 46 IBUs, Secret Agenda comes together to offer its drinker “something neither [brewery] could do alone.”

Secret Agenda is rolling out now and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this One Hitter release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Illinois, Washington and throughout the rest of Lagunitas Brewing Company’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Secret Agenda from Lagunitas Brewing Company & Moonlight Brewing

Release – Limited/One Hitter Series, March 2019
Style – Pale Bock
ABV – 7.1%
IBUs – 46
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://lagunitas.com/beer-finder

Sweetwater Brewing Adds Mango Kush Wheat Ale to 420 Strain Series

sw-brew-product-vignette-420strain-mkwSweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that 420 Strain Mango Kush Wheat Ale will join the brewery’s Year-Round lineup in March 2019.

Arriving as the “second sticky hit from 420 Strain” (preceded by the release of 420 Strain G13 IPA), Mango Kush is a cannabis-inspired American Wheat Ale “packed with herbal, juicy mango notes and a distinctive dank nose.” Thanks to “strain specific terpenes and natural hemp-type flavors”, Mango Kush Wheat Ale (5% ABV) delivers a “euphoric” experience “that’ll remind you of the crowd pleasing kush strain.”

Mango Kush is available now on draft, and 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles are expected to drop any day now.  You can find this new Year-Round offering at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of SweetWater Brewing’s distribution territory.  Prost!

Vital Information for 420 Strain Mango Kush from SweetWater Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round, launching March 2019
Style – American Wheat Ale
ABV – 5%
IBUs – 30
Malts – Pilsner, White Wheat & Flaked Wheat
Hops – Nuggetzilla & El Dorado
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://sweetwaterbrew.com/find-sweetwater/

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Weyerbacher Brewing Begins its Season of Insanity

insanity-4packWeyerbacher Brewing (Easton, Pennsylvania) has announced that it will officially begin the Seasonal Release of Insanity Oak-aged Barleywine on Friday, December 7.

Regarded as a “perennial fan favorite”, Insanity enters the world as Blithering Idiot, Weyerbacher’s Year-Round English-style Barleywine, and is then given its own identity after it spends some time aging on oak.  This aging process “imparts an additional level of complexity to the already intense malt profile of Blithering Idiot by adding a combination of vanilla and oak notes.”  Insanity weighs in at a mind-bending 13.3% ABV.

The 2018 release of Insanity will debut in The Tap Room at Weyerbacher Brewing on December 7 and is expected to enter distribution on or around that date.  Once fully released, you will be able to find this Seasonal Release available for a limited time in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of Weyerbacher’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Insanity from Weyerbacher Brewing

Release – Seasonal; December 7, 2018
Style – English-style Barleywine
ABV – 13.3%
IBUs – 34
Featured Hops – Northern Brewer & Hallertau
Treatment – Aged on oak

Recommended Glassware – Snifter
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft