Champion Brewing Company Launches Low-Calorie Electric Light

Champion Brewing Company (Charlottesville, Virginia) has officially announced that it will kick off summer 2021 with the late June release of Electric Light, a low-calorie/low-carb Session Ale,

Specifically formulated to serve as a recovery beer for Champion Brewing’s Charlottesville run club, Electric Light is a Light Fruit Beer featuring additions of Azacca hops, passion fruit purée, and “replenishing” Himalayan sea salt. Coming in at just 98 calories, 5g of carbs and 3.6% ABV, Electric Light “goes down so easy that you’ll want to have the next one cold and ready to follow.”

“A huge part of our fan base was interested in a low-calorie, low-ABV beer. So, we listened, and created Electric Light, a simple, delicious beer with low carbs and one gram of protein.”

– Clay Cooper, Director of Sales at Champion Brewing Company

Electric Light hit Champion’s downtown taproom and Champion Grill on June 18 and is scheduled to enter distribution in the near future. You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, Virginia and throughout the rest of Champion’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Electric Light from Champion Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal; launching late June 2021
Style – Fruit Beer
ABV – 3.6%
IBUs – 5
Calories – 98
Carbs – 5g
Featured Hops – Azacca
Added Ingredients – Passion fruit purée & Himalayan sea salt
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia & DC

Escape Brewing Announces Return of Juiced Up Sour Ale

Escape Brewing Company (Trinity, Florida) has officially announced that Juiced Up is back this week for a Limited Can Release.

Back to stake its claim as “the sour of the summer,” Juiced Up is a Berliner Weisse dosed with copious amounts of passionfruit, red dragon fruit, oranges, lemons and lactose. Coming in at an easy-drinking 4.5% ABV, Juiced Up is a “vaycay staple” that demands a spot in your cooler all summer long.

Juiced Up – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans – hit the taproom at Escape Brewing on June 10 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. There is no word at this time as to whether or not Juiced Up will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Juiced Up from Escape Brewing Company

Release – Limited; June 10, 2021
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.5%
Added Ingredients – Passionfruit, red dragon fruit, orange, lemon & lactose
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans

Forecast at Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Calls for Tropical Depression

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Tropical Depression IPA on Saturday, June 12.

Dropping just in time to carry us all through the always interesting Florida hurricane season, Tropical Depression is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale boasting a blend of Galaxy, Citra Cryo, and Cryo-Pop hops. Coming in at 7% ABV, Tropical Depression is a “Cat 5 Flavor-cane of candied pineapple, sticky mango, and warm toasted coconut and tangerine flavors.”

Tropical Depression IPA – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft – will hit Tampa Bay Brewing Co.’s Ybor and Westchase taprooms on June 12 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. There is no word at this time as to whether or not this Limited Release will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Tropical Depression IPA from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; June 12, 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Galaxy, Citra Cryo & Cryo-Pop
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft

Left Hand Brewing Co. Begins Limited Release of Good Juju

Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that Good Juju will return for a Limited Release in June 2021.

Back for its annual release, Good Juju is a Pale Ale “bursting with ginger spice (pressed fresh by Left Hand’s employee owners), playful hops, and all the possibilities of new beginnings.” Coming in at 4.5% ABV, Good Juju is a “refreshing frivolity of spring awakening [that] cultivates good vibes and frees your inner light.”

Good Juju is available now at Left Hand Brewing Co. and will roll out into distribution during the month of June. 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 in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Good Juju from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; June 2021
Style – Pale Ale/Spiced Beer
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 20
Malts – 2-Row, Crystal, Munich & Flaked Barley
Hops – CTZ, US Goldings & Sterling
Added Ingredients – “Organic Ginger Juiced in House by Hand”
Recommended Glassware – Pub glass
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder

21st Amendment Brewery Releases Tropical Brew Free! or Die IPA Just in Time for Summer

21st Amendment Brewery (San Francisco, California) has officially announced that Tropical Brew Free! or Die IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round lineup in July 2021.

Developed to be the “‘summery’ companion of [21st Amendment’s] iconic west coast Brew Free! or Die IPA and Blood Orange Brew Free! or Die IPA,” Tropical Brew Free! or Die IPA is a West Coast-style India Pale Ale that boasts “mega-juicy kettle hops and a harmonious blend of Idaho 7, El Dorado, Azacca, Mosaic, Amarillo, and Calypso dry hops.” Coming in at 6.8% ABV, Tropical Brew Free! or Die IPA captures “an island vacation” in each sip.

“Our original Brew Free! or Die IPA has always been a bellwether of our craft beer selections since before it was even named that and just known at our San Francisco pub as ’21A IPA,’” says Shaun O’Sullivan, Co-Founder and Brewmaster of 21st Amendment Brewery. “We’ve had a lot of fun with Brew Free! creating a blood orange IPA and celebrating with a unique packaging design. Tropical Brew Free! or Die IPA was built from the ground up with a lighter malt bill and a touch lower in alcohol giving this beer a refreshing tropical aroma and flavor. It’s a first-rate IPA and perfect for summer.”

Tropical Brew Free! or Die IPA will debut this month in the brewery’s IPA Variety HopPack and full distribution will roll out in July 2021. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, California and throughout the rest of 21st Amendment’s 33-state distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Tropical Brew Free! or Die IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery

Release – Year-Round; launching July 2021
Style – West Coast-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.8%
Featured Hops – Idaho 7, El Dorado, Azacca, Mosaic, Amarillo & Calypso
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.21st-amendment.com/find-some

Orpheus Brewing Celebrates American Craft Beer Week with Release of City in the Trees

Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of City in the Trees, a long boil Doppelbock, on Wednesday May 12.

Dropping as Orpheus Brewing’s first release for American Craft Beer Week 2021, City in the Trees is a Doppelbock “brewed with 100% Barke pilsner malt and boiled for 16 hours to develop richness and color before lagering for many months.” Coming in at 9% ABV, City in the Trees features “vibrant notes of toffee, burnt caramel, dark fruit, and leather lending this beer light sweetness mixed with a surge of bitterness.”

City in the Trees hit the taps at Orpheus Brewing on May 11 and 4-packs of 16 oz. cans will drop at the brewery on May 12 at 3 p.m. City in the Trees is a brewery only release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for City in the Trees from Orpheus Brewing

Release – Limited; cans drop on May 12, 2021
Style – Doppelbock
ABV – 9%
Treatment – Brewed with 100% Barke pilsner malt & boiled for 16 hours
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Creature Comforts Glamour Muscles Triple IPA Returns

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Glamour Muscles on Friday, April 16.

Back to flex a big ol’ ABV and plenty of hop power, Glamour Muscles is a Hazy/Juicy Triple India Pale Ale featuring Citra, Simcoe and Chinook hops. Despite its 10% ABV, the “bold, extravagant” Glamour Muscles remains “easy-to-drink and quite approachable for any level of hop lover to enjoy.”

Glamour Muscles – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans – will hit the Taproom at Creature Comforts on Friday, April 16 (pre-purchase is available now on OZNR) and will be available only as long as supplies last. Glamour Muscles is a brewery only release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Glamour Muscles from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; April 16, 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy Triple India Pale Ale
ABV – 10%
Featured Hops – Citra, Simcoe & Chinook
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Sierra Nevada Releases 2021 Edition of Hoptimum Triple IPA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, California) has officially announced that it will welcome back Hoptimum Triple IPA for a Limited Release beginning in mid-April 2021.

Lovingly known as Sierra Nevada’s hoppiest beer, the 2021 version of Hoptimum is an Imperial India Pale Ale featuring “Magnum, Idaho 7, El Dorado, and Mosaic hops on the hot side, and finishes by dry hopping with Citra, Mosaic lupulin powder, Loral, and Magnum hops.” Coming in at 11% ABV (“the highest ABV ever” for this ever-evolving recipe), Hoptimum is “flavorful and aggressive, yet refined” to result in a “remarkably drinkable triple IPA.”

“Traditionally, we try to maintain that piney, citrusy flavor because it’s what we’re known for,” explains James Conery, Innovation Manager and brewer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. “This beer contains the best lots of the hop pick, and has that piney, citrusy flavor with a little bit of dank and stonefruit in there for a twist.”

Hoptimum is scheduled to return in mid-April and will hang around as long as supplies last through August 2021. 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 Alabama, Florida, California, North Carolina and throughout the rest of Sierra Nevada’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Hoptimum Triple IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/High Altitude Series; mid-April – August 2021
Style – Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 11%
IBUs – 75
Featured Hops – Magnum, Idaho 7, El Dorado & Mosaic | Dry-hop: Citra, Mosaic lupulin powder, Loral & Magnum
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://sierranevada.com/beer-locator/

DuClaw Brewing Readies for Warm Weather With Release of Summertime Seedless

DuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Summertime Seedless, a Hopped Sour Ale with watermelon, in mid-April 2021.

Here to be your warm weather quencher as spring looks to summer, Summertime Seedless is a Sour Ale hopped with Huell Melon hops and “brewed with watermelon juice and lactose to bring semi-sweet and mildly tart flavors forward.” Coming in at 7.1% ABV, the “light and sunny . . . Summertime Seedless will transport you straight to the beach.”

Summertime Seedless is rolling out now and will be available for a limited time in 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this Limited Release at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of DuClaw’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Summertime Seedless from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; mid-April 2021
Style – Sour Ale
ABV – 7.1%
IBUs – 12
Featured Hops – Huell Melon
Malts – Pilsner, Unmalted Wheat & Malted Oats
Added Ingredients – Watermelon juice & lactose
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

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/