Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Launches Hop Seeker Series with West Coast IPA

Deep Ellum Brewing Company (Dallas, Texas) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Hop Seeker West Coast IPA in early August 2021.

Kicking off Deep Ellum’s Hop Seeker Series of rotating IPAs crafted specifically for “the hop-huggers, the lupulin lovers, and hopsplorers of every sort,” Hop Seeker West Coast IPA is a West Coast-style India Pale Ale featuring “Mosaic hops from the Pacific Northwest.” Coming in at 7.3% ABV, Hop Seeker West Coast IPA “starts off gentle with fruity aromas and finishes with a piney bite.”

“For this initial release we pulled inspiration from some of our favorite breweries on the west coast that are making huge waves with IPAs. Consider this a tribute to everything we love about the modern revival of the west coast IPA. Clear, crisp, and packed with some of our favorite hops.”

– Brian Morris, DEBC Head Brewer

Hop Seeker West Coast IPA is rolling out now and will hang around 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-focused establishments located throughout Texas. Prost!

Vital Information for Hop Seeker West Coast IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Hop Seeker Series; August 2021
Style – West Coast-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.3%
Featured Hops – Mosaic
Fun Fact – On the inspiration behind the Hop Seeker Series: “Without hops, there could be no beer, and in our book, that makes it one of the planet’s important natural resources. Hop Seeker, the obsessed mystic, travels the natural world in search of IPA’s star ingredient – the juiciest, piney-est and dankest almighty hop.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Texas


Green Man Brewery Honors Grateful Dead with Limited Release of The Grateful Haze

Green Man Brewery (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of The Grateful Haze, a Grateful Dead-inspired Hazy IPA, during the summer of 2021.

Arriving as the 11th installment in Green Man’s quarterly-released Hazy Homage Series of hazy brews “dedicated to a particular band or artist,” The Grateful Haze is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that “features layers of citrus, creamy coconut from the Sabro hops, mango, dried apricot and candied pineapple.” Coming in at 6.8% ABV, The Grateful Haze is the perfect beer to jam out with all summer long.

The Grateful Haze is out now 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 (with each can rocking a unique label design, “a first for Green Man and a rarity in the beer business”) at select craft beer-focused establishments located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia. 4-packs are also available for purchase through Green Man’s online beer store. Prost!

Vital Information for The Grateful Haze from Green Man Brewery

Release – Limited/Hazy Homage Series; Summer 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.8%
Hops – Hot Side: Centennial, Idaho 7 & Bravo | Cold Side: Citra Cryo, Strata, Mosaic & Sabro
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Online Store – https://www.getgreenman.com/
Distribution – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia & Virginia

Founders Brewing Co. Set for Return of Oktoberfest

Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the nationwide Limited Release of its Oktoberfest in August 2021.

Crafted with the intent to be “all in on tradition,” Oktoberfest is a Bavarian-style Märzen brewed with “imported German malts and hops with a beautiful lager yeast for the finish.” Coming in at 6% ABV and boasting a “rich, malty and slightly sweet backbone,” Oktoberfest is “akin to the beer poured in the early days of Oktoberfest and, yes, it adheres to the Reinheitsgebot.”

Oktoberfest will hit Founder Brewing Co.’s Grand Rapids and Detroit taprooms on July 28 and nationwide distribution will follow in August. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of the brewery’s 50-state distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Oktoberfest from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; late July – September 2021
Style – Oktoberfest/Märzen
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 20
Calories – 190
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/beer/find-our-beer/

TrimTab Brewing Adds Flotation Device to Beach Club Series

TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Flotation Device on Wednesday, July 7.

Dropping as the latest cocktail-inspired offering to come out of TrimTab’s Beach Club Series, Flotation Device is a Fruited Sour Ale featuring additions of “tropical Pink Guava, juicy sweet Tangerine, and happy hour sea salt.” Coming in at 7.5% ABV, Flotation Device is here to help you gently coast through summer.

Flotation Device – available in 16 oz. cans and on draft – will hit the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing at noon on July 7 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Like other Beach Club offerings, you can expect to find Flotation Device at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama and Georgia shortly after the on-site release. Prost!

Vital Information for Flotation Device from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Beach Club Series; July 7, 2021
Style – Fruited Sour Ale
ABV – 7.5%
Featured Ingredients – Pink guava, tangerine & sea salt
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft

Sideward Brewing Co. Begins Limited Release of Divebomb Pale Ale

Sideward Brewing Co. (Orlando, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Divebomb, a Pale Ale with Lemon Zest, on Thursday, July 1.

Conceptualized by Sideward’s assistant brewer, Squirrel, and inspired by his obsession with falcons, Divebomb is an American Pale Ale featuring “more modern citrus-focused hop varieties and some lemon zest.” Coming in at 5.6% ABV, Divebomb is the perfect beer to crush while googling random facts about avian species.

Divebomb – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft – will hit Sideward Brewing Co. at noon on July 1 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Divebomb is a brewery release and there is no word at this time as to whether or not it will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Divebomb from Sideward Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; July 1, 2021
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 5.6%
Added Ingredients – Lemon zest
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Wild Leap Explores Citiva Hops in Vol. 17 of its Alpha Abstraction DIPA Series

Wild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 17 in late June 2021.

The latest installment in Wild Leap’s Alpha Abstraction Double IPA Series that “features a variety of hops and exhibits a different hop profile in each volume,” Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 17 is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale double dry-hopped with Citiva hops “to deliver notes of peach, floral, mango and lime.” Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 17 clocks in at 8% ABV and 44 IBUs.

“This Alpha is the beginning of our collaboration with BSG’s (Brewers Supply Group) hop program,” says Chief Brewing Officer, Chris Elliott. “This version features Citiva; a new hop blend with tropical and Juicy characteristics designed to be a hop with consistent results year after year, regardless of the characteristics of the hops in the blend.”

Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 17 is available now and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Georgia and select markets in Alabama and South Carolina. Prost!

Vital Information for Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 17 from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Release – Limited/Alpha Abstraction Series; late June 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 44
Featured Hops – Citiva
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.wildleap.com/beverage-finder/

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