Wild Leap Reaches Milestone with Release of Alpha Abstraction Volume XX

Wild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Alpha Abstraction Volume XX in late April 2022.

Lauded by the “entire Wild Leap team” to be the “best of the [Alpha Abstraction] series so far,” Alpha Abstraction Volume XX is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale featuring “YCH Cryo Trial 603 and Mosaic Cryo hops with hazy, floral and herbal flavor notes.” Coming in at 8% ABV, Alpha Abstraction Volume XX features “wonderful notes of blueberry, stone fruit and mango.”

“Reaching the twentieth volume of the Alpha Abstraction series is an important benchmark for us, and we decided to brew this volume with a couple of our favorite hops to celebrate,” explains Wild Leap’s Chief Brewing Officer, Chris Elliott. “We have done a good bit of hop experimentation in the last four years, and two of our absolute favorite hops are Mosaic Cryo and YCH Cryo Trial 603. Both give wonderful notes of blueberry, stone fruit and mango. It’s a great combination!”

Alpha Abstraction Volume XX is scheduled to roll out the week of April 18 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this new Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Georgia and throughout the rest of Wild Leap’s distribution footprint in the Southeast. Prost!

Vital Information for Alpha Abstraction Volume XX from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Release – Limited/Alpha Abstraction Series; April 18, 2022
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 44
Featured Hops – YCH Cryo Trial 603 & Mosaic Cryo
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://wildleap.com/beverage-finder/

Westbrook Brewing, The Community Tap & Eighth State Team Up Again on Rice Crispy Boi

Westbrook Brewing Company (Mount Pleasant, South Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Rice Crispy Boi, a special collaboration with The Community Tap (Greenville, South Carolina) and Eighth State Brewing Company (Greenville, South Carolina), in mid-April 2022.

The embodiment of being “preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should,” Rice Crispy Boi is an “extra crispity” American Lager featuring “toasted rice flakes and goopy marshmallows.” Coming in at 5% ABV, Rice Crispy Boi resides “firmly in ‘crispy boi’ territory for maximum imbibeability.”

Rice Crispy Boi releases April 15 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 at Westbrook Brewing, Eighth State Brewing, The Community Tap and select craft beer-focused establishments located in South Carolina. Prost!

Vital Information for Rice Crispy Boi from Westbrook Brewing Company, Eighth State Brewing Company & The Community Tap

Release – Limited; April 15, 2022
Style – American Lager
ABV – 5%
Featured Ingredients – Toasted rice flakes & marshmallow
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – South Carolina

Tampa Bay Brewing Co.’s Space Donkey Hazy Pale Ale Returns

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that Space Donkey Hazy Pale Ale will return for a limited time in early April 2022.

The hazy cousin to the Tampa classic that is Reef Donkey, Space Donkey is a Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale that took that original recipe and “loaded it up with over 3lb per barrel of Galaxy hops and used London Fog yeast and the power of biotransformation to take the juiciness where no one has gone before.” Coming in at 5.5% ABV, Space Donkey will “beam intense peach, passionfruit, and citrus flavors directly to your face all carried on pillowy-soft, full body.”

Space Donkey is available now in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at Tampa Bay Brewing Co.’s Westchase and Ybor locations and will hang around only as long as supplies last. There is no word at this time as to if this Limited Release will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Space Donkey from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; April 9, 2022
Style – Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Hops – Galaxy
Yeast – London Fog
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Fire Maker Brewing Brings Back Peach Chattahooch-Tea Southeastern IPA for a Limited Time

Fire Maker Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Peach Chattahooch-Tea Southeastern IPA in early April 2022.

A fan-favorite riff on Fire Maker’s Year-Round “Southeastern IPA“, Peach Chattahooch-Tea Southeastern IPA is an American India Pale Ale “brewed with a custom blend of teas, peaches, herbs, and lactose, and double dry hopped with El Dorado, Azacca, and Citra” hops. Coming in at 6.5% ABV, Peach Chattahooch-Tea Southeastern IPA is “a true Southern treat.”

Peach Chattahooch-Tea Southeastern IPA returns on April 10 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 within Fire Maker’s distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Peach Chattahooch-Tea Southeastern IPA from Fire Maker Brewing Company

Release – Limited; returning April 10, 2022
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
Featured Hops – El Dorado, Azacca & Citra
Added Ingredients – A blend of teas, peaches, herbs & lactose
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia

Flying Dog Fights Book Censorship with Release of 451 Juicy IPA

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of 451 Juicy IPA in early April 2022.

A response to the recent resurgence in book burning and banning and named after Ray Bradbury’s classic 1953 dystopian novel about censorship – Fahrenheit 451, 451 Juicy IPA is an Imperial Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that sees “95% of [its] hops . . . added late in the process, this dry hopping amps up the aroma and flavor while keeping the beer’s bitterness low, letting 451’s juicy fruit flavors dominate.” Coming in at an “incredibly approachable and drinkable” 11% ABV, 451 Juicy IPA is a “medium bodied imperial [that stays] soft on the palette with its alcohol content being nearly unnoticeable in the flavor.”

“What’s beautiful about Bradbury’s novel – aside from the incredible art from Ralph Steadman – is that the human spirit’s innate thirst for knowledge, ideas, growth, and freedom ultimately wins,” said Jim Caruso, CEO of Flying Dog Brewery. “So, in the face of attempts to restrict the content our community can access, Flying Dog will always throw our support behind defending freedom of expression because truth-seeking and freedom of expression are inseparable.”

451 Juicy IPA will debut in early April 2022 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. 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 Maryland and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for 451 Juicy IPA from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Limited; debuts April 4, 2022
Style – Imperial Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 11%
Fun Fact #1 – “The name and artwork on the bottle refer to Fahrenheit 451, the 1953 dystopian novel about censorship by author Ray Bradbury. The label art comes from a 2003 illustrated edition of the novel done by the one and only Ralph Steadman, in honor of the book’s 50th anniversary. The book’s title refers to the temperature at which paper ignites and spontaneously bursts into flames. Flying Dog Brewery, staunch defenders of freedom of expression, found this connection interesting considering the resurgence of book burnings and bans in our country this year.”
Fun Fact #2 – “In support of 451’s April launch, Flying Dog will celebrate countless books that have been censored, removed or restricted from bookshelves for the past century. Using the hashtag #451BookReports, Flying Dog will share content highlighting the humor and absurdity of banning of these titles. Consumers are encouraged to participate in the tweet length book reports for a chance to win copies of Fahrenheit 451 and ‘fuck censorship’ wristbands.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/


Schlafly Beer’s Summer Lager Returns with a Refreshed Look

Schlafly Beer (St. Louis, Missouri) has officially announced that Summer Lager will be rocking a new look when it returns for its Seasonal Release in early April 2022.

A beloved “summer beer with a brand-new look,” Summer Lager is a Helles-style Lager that “offers a smooth, maltier and hoppier alternative to light lagers.” Coming in at a crushable 4.5% ABV, Summer Lager “is a bright, golden beer, wholly representative of what summertime should taste like.”

“This sessionable beer is brewed with German Hops, creating an easily drinkable beer, perfect to enjoy on a warm summer day,” says Lead Brewer Jared Williamson. “We wanted to create a beer can design that reflects Summer Lager’s drinkability, especially at the lake, beach or sitting poolside.”

Summer Lager is rolling out now and will be around throughout the months of Summer 2022. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 12 oz. cans, 16 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Missouri and throughout the rest of Schlafly’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Summer Lager from Schlafly Beer

Release – Seasonal/Lager Loop Series; returning early April 2022
Style – Helles-style Lager
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 17
Malts – Pale, Euro Pils & CaraPils
Hops – Mittelfrüh & Magnum
Availability – 12 oz. cans, 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.schlafly.com/beer-finder/

Cigar City Brewing Introduces Cosmic Crown as Newest Seasonal

Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that Cosmic Crown will join the brewery’s 2022 Seasonal lineup in early April.

An old-school style meets new-school hops, Cosmic Crown is a Belgian-style Strong Golden Ale that features “Galaxy hops to impart passionfruit and peach qualities to its profile of ripe fruit and light peppery spice.” Coming in at 9% ABV, Cosmic Crown offers “assertive aromas of pineapple, bubblegum, dried flowers, and a hint of black pepper” alongside notes of “overripe banana, red apple, and lime leaf esters . . ., while poundcake-like malt, pepper-like spiciness, and herbaceous bitterness play supporting roles.”

Cosmic Crown is rolling out now and is scheduled to hang around for the next few months. You can expect to find this new Seasonal available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Cigar City’s distribution footprint in the Southeast. Prost!

Vital Information for Cosmic Crown from Cigar City Brewing

Release – Seasonal; launching early April 2022
Style – Belgian-style Strong Golden Ale
ABV – 9%
IBUs – 20
Featured Hops – Galaxy
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft

Distribution – Southeast U.S.
Beer Finder – https://www.cigarcitybrewing.com/beer-finder/

Dogfish Head Introduces Mandarin & Mango Crush as Latest Off-Centered Art Series Release

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced that Mandarin & Mango Crush will join the brewery’s Off-Centered Art Series, “a yearly lineup of four limited-edition beers featuring artwork by a single collaborative artist,” in late March 2022.

Modeled after the Crush cocktail that “has long been a go-to summer [sipper] for locals” in coastal Delaware, Mandarin & Mango Crush is a Fruit Beer “brewed with boatloads of tart mandarin oranges and juicy Alphonso mangoes.” Coming in at 6% ABV, Mandarin & Mango Crush is a “lightly-sweet, hazy gold-colored brew [boasting] a refreshing, citrusy tartness and a crisp, dry finish for a sip of summer in every bottle.”

“With roots deep in coastal Delaware, the Crush cocktail has been one of my go-to summer sippers for quite some time, so helping recreate that iconic, beach-town libation in craft beer form was a really fun and collaborative experience for our brewing team. This beer is so refreshing, unique and sessionable; other than Punkin Ale, it might be my favorite seasonal Art Series beer we have ever made,” said Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Founder & Brewer.

Mandarin & Mango Crush is rolling out now and will be available for a limited time in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Mandarin & Mango Crush from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Seasonal/Off-Centered Art Series; late March 2022
Style – Fruit Beer
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 10
Added Ingredients – Mandarin oranges & Alphonso mangoes
Fun Fact – “Featuring artwork by Max Mahn, a well-known printmaker and illustrator from Missoula, Montana, Mandarin & Mango Crush is a beer-centric reimagining of the beloved coastal ‘Crush’ cocktail, which is a simple combination of spirits and freshly-pressed juice obtained by ‘crush’-ing the fruit with a hand-powered press. Mahn brings this vision to life his warm and lively label artwork containing a classic citrus juicer surrounded by fresh fruits, providing drinkers the opportunity to imaginatively taste the beer before cracking open a bottle.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder

Wild Heaven Adds Sunburst IPA to Year-Round Lineup

Wild Heaven Beer (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that Sunburst IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio in late March 2022.

Here to revamp Wild Heaven’s Flagship lineup and replace both Wise Blood and Altair, Sunburst IPA is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that “features a delightful blend of Talus, Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic, Amarillo, Cascade, and Chinook hops – adding something special from each varietal.” Coming in at 6.5% ABV, Sunburst IPA has “a touch of bitterness [that blends] with the notes that come from the best of modern hops for a clean, crisp finish.”

“My vision was to create the ultimate IPA that honors the best of two branches, West Coast and Hazy, while avoiding the tendencies many have to drift into overly extreme expressions of flavor,” says Wild Heaven’s co-founder and creative force, Eric Johnson. “Instead, by capturing what we love about those styles, we found our path.”

Head Brewer Josh Franks says, “The first sip of the final version of Sunburst IPA off the tank proved that the effort and time spent on this project were completely worth it because we had captured magic in a glass.”

Sunburst IPA is rolling out now with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round at craft beer-focused establishments located within Wild Heaven’s distribution footprint in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina. Prost!

Vital Information for Sunburst IPA from Wild Heaven Beer

Release – Year-Round; launching late March 2022
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
Featured Hops – Talus, Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic, Amarillo, Cascade & Chinook
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina & Tennessee

Heavy Seas Introduces Well Made Lager

Heavy Seas Beer (Halethorpe, Maryland) has officially announced that it will introduce Well Made Lager as a new Year-Round offering at a Taproom Release Event on April 15, 2022.

Developed to “serve drinkers needs sun up to sun down,” Well Made Lager is an American Lager that boasts a “clean, smooth drinkability ready to be your new favorite session.” Coming in at an easy-drinking 5% ABV, Well Made Lager is a “crisp and fresh choice for every lifestyle.”

Well Made Lager is rolling out now but will make its official debut in the Heavy Seas Taproom on April 15. You can expect to find this new Year-Round available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Well Made Lager from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Year-Round; launching April 15, 2022
Style – American Lager
ABV – 5%
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.hsbeer.com/beer-finder.html