Great Lakes Brewing Co. Adds Hazecraft IPA to Year-Round Lineup

Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland, Ohio) has officially announced that Hazecraft IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio on August 31, 2020.

Originally born and “engineered on Great Lakes Brewing Company’s 2-barrel pilot system,” Hazecraft IPA is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale “brewed with a blend of Azacca, Lemondrop, and Simcoe hops for loads of juicy and tropical aromas.” Coming in at a “smooth-drinking” 6.7% ABV and 40 IBUs, Hazecraft IPA will have you “[blasting] into orbit through a hazy galaxy of otherworldly tropical fruit [notes].”

Hazecraft IPA will officially launch on August 31 and will be “Great Lakes Brewing Company’s first Year-Round beer to be offered exclusively in cans.” You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 16 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in North Carolina, Ohio and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Hazecraft IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round; launching August 31, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.7%
IBUs – 40
Featured Hops – Azacca, Lemondrop & Simcoe
Fun Fact – “Hazecraft IPA’s label, designed by artist Sam Hadley, features a cloudy, melon-hued retro space scene.”
Pairing Suggestions – “Grilled vegetables, citrus marinades & stargazing”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/beer-finder

SLO Brew Goes Nationwide With Lineup of Cali-Squeeze Hefeweizens

SLO Brew (San Luis Obispo, California) has officially announced that three of its Cali-Squeeze offerings – Blood Orange Cali-Squeeze, Mango Cali-Squeeze and Tropical P.O.G. Cali-Squeeze – are now available nationwide for the first time.

Ever since it was first introduced back in 2017, Blood Orange Cali-Squeeze “has been flying off shelves and quickly climbing the ranks as a fan favorite.” This “uber-popular” offering’s success has led SLO Brew to develop two new Cali-Squeeze variants, and now the brewery is ready to share all three of these Hefeweizens “infused with real fresh-fruit purée” with beer lovers outside of California (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Blood Orange Cali-Squeeze | Blood Orange Hefeweizen – We juiced up our classic Hefeweizen with loads of fresh blood orange and struck the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Real bright citrus is the only mastermind behind this crisp brew’s fiery pink color. Masterfully refreshing, incredibly drinkable. Meet your new main squeeze. ABV – 5.4% IBUs – 15
  • Mango Cali-Squeeze | Mango Hefeweizen – We canned sunshine. Ripe with refreshing mango this classic Hefeweizen simply radiates waves of big fruit flavor. Your new main squeeze packs a sweet, juicy punch that’s perfectly cut with crisp tropical tang. Best paired with good times. ABV – 5.4% IBUs – 15
  • Tropical P.O.G. Cali-Squeeze | Passion Fruit, Orange & Guava Hefeweizen – The tropics called and we answered. Bursts of passion fruit, orange and guava layer in perfect harmony for a bright twist on our classic Hefeweizen. Settle in for a crisp island trip that’s not to be forgotten. ABV – 5.4% IBUs – 15

The nationwide roll out for Blood Orange Cal-Squeeze (12 oz. and 16 oz. cans), Mango Cali-Squeeze (16 oz. cans) and Tropical P.O.G. Cali-Squeeze (16 oz. cans) will begin in late July 2020. You can expect to find all three Year-Round offerings at “craft beer outlets and major retailers across the country.” Prost!

Three Taverns Brewery Continues Hop Leaf Project With Release of Amorist IPA

Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Amorist IPA during the week of August 3, 2020.

Dropping as the latest experimental hop-forward ale to come out of the brewery’s Hop Leaf Project, Amorist is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale double dry-hopped with “heavy additions of Strata and Rakau hops.” Coming in at 7.6% ABV, the “juice bomb” that is the Amorist can only be described as “a passion-soaked fruit orchard.”

Amorist debuted on draft at Three Taverns on July 24 and cans are scheduled to hit the brewery the week of August 3. This Limited Release offering will be available in 6- packs of 12 oz. cans as long as supplies last. Prost!

Vital Information for Amorist from Three Taverns Craft Brewery

Release – Limited/Hop Leaf Project; cans release August 3, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.6%
Featured Hops – Strata & Rakau
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA Returns with a New Look

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced that 120 Minute IPA, “The Holy Grail for Hopheads,” will return for a limited time in late July 2020 with a newly redesigned bottle carrier.

First released in 2003 and still one of the most sought-after IPAs in the world, 120 Minute IPA is an Imperial India Pale Ale that has been “continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and dry-hopped with another whopping pallet of hops.” Weighing in at a massive 15-18% ABV and 120 IBUs, the “unfiltered and abundantly hoppy” 120 Minute IPA “boasts sweet, almost candy-like, hop aromas with flavors of hop resin and a lingering bitterness.”

“The release of 120 Minute IPA is always one of my favorites times of year. I’m beyond excited to grab a couple of bottles of this year’s batch to add to my cellar, as well as a bottle to crack open and share with my wife, Mariah,” said Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder and brewer. “To best experience 120 Minute IPA’s intricate flavor profile, I recommend serving it cool, not cold in a snifter or cognac glass. And if you can muster up the self-control to allow your 120 Minute IPA to age for a couple of years, the flavors and aromas will grow even more complex, with greater notes of marmalade and an enhanced sherry-like character.”

To ensure that 120 Minute IPA really pops on the shelf this year, the design team at Dogfish Head has “revamped the beer’s bottle carrier, making it bolder and more eye-catching with a jet-black background and metallic gold graphics.” The centerpiece of the new design is a “hand-drawn hop cone [that] exudes golden rays of light, assuring folks that their search is over – they found it, the Holy Grail for Hopheads.”

This latest batch of 120 Minute IPA is rolling out now and will be available through November 2020 or as long supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s nationwide distribution area (where legal). Prost!

Vital Information for 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Limited/Occasionals; late July – November 2020
Style – Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 15-18%
IBUs – 120
Suggested Food Pairings – Cheese: Epoisses | Other: Smoked almonds, smoked meats, grilled lamb, gingersnaps
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder

Hidden Springs Ale Works Entices Fans with Limited Release of Ask Alice

Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Ask Alice on Tuesday, July 28.

Carefully concocted to send its drinker on a trip down the rabbit hole, Ask Alice is a Berliner Weisse-style Ale with “blueberry, lemon, honey, lavender and milk sugar magic” added. Clocking in at 5.5% ABV, Ask Alice is your fast pass ticket to Wonderland.

Ask Alice will debut at Hidden Springs Ale Works on July 28 and you can get your stash by ordering online for pick up, calling the brewery at 813-226-BREW to build a pick up order, or via an old fashioned walk-in (in a mask) to grab some to-go beers. This Limited Release is available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans for $18 (limit of six 4-packs per customer). Ask Alice is a brewery-only release that will be available as long as supplies last. Prost!

Vital Information for Ask Alice from Hidden Springs Ale Works

Release – Limited; July 28, 2020
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 5.5%
Added Ingredients – Blueberry, lemon, honey, lavender & milk sugar
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans

Distribution – None. Brewery only

Wild Heaven Beats the Heat with Limited Release of Emergency Drinking Beer – Peach Blend

Wild Heaven Beer (Decatur, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Emergency Drinking – Beer Peach Blend on Friday, July 31.

A very Georgia riff on a longtime favorite, Emergency Drinking Beer – Peach Blend adds freshly juiced peaches to Wild Heaven’s most popular offering – Emergency Drinking Beer, “a one-of-a-kind light craft beer with citrus zest and sea salt.” Coming in at a super sessionable 4% ABV, Emergency Drinking Beer – Peach Blend is undoubtedly a “perfect way to beat the summer heat.”

Emergency Drinking Beer – Peach Blend will debut at Wild Heaven’s Avondale and West End locations on July 31 and distribution will follow shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Emergency Drinking Beer – Peach Blend from Wild Heaven Beer

Release – Limited; July 31, 2020
Style – Fruit Beer
ABV – 4%
Added Ingredients – Fresh juiced peaches
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans

Pre-order Link (for pick up at Avondale location) – https://wild-heaven-beer.square.site/
Distribution – Limited
; Georgia confirmed

New Realm Brewing Brings Tyrannosaurus Flex DIPA Back for an Encore Release

New Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that Tyrannosaurus Flex Hazy Double IPA will return for a limited time beginning on Tuesday, July 28.

Back to serve as the third release in New Realm’s Monsters & Myths DIPA Series, Tyrannosaurus Flex is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale featuring 100% Australian hops – Galaxy, Wakatu, Ella and Vic Secret hops. This hop bill provides “a cretaceous amount of juicy, fruity notes such as mango, pineapple, peach, apricot and citrus . . . balanced with an herbal, piney and lightly-dank full body.” Weighing in at 8.5% ABV and 35 IBUs, the “hazy beast” that is Tyrannosaurus Flex has returned to claim its title as “the ruler of the realm!”

“Southern Hemisphere hops are some of our favorites, many varieties produce unique tropical and citrus fruit flavors. In this year’s version of Tyrannosaurus Flex, we went with 100% Australian hops, including our favorites Vic Secret, Galaxy, Ella and Wakatu,” said Mitch Steele, Co-Founder and Brewmaster of New Realm Brewing.

“In addition to being a monster DIPA loaded with juicy and fruity notes, Tyrannosaurus Flex’s label just won the Craft Beer Marketing Awards ‘Crushie’ for the People’s Choice category – Best 16oz Can Design. Our fans have told us they not only love this brand for the beer inside the can, but also the playfulness and great artwork on the label,” said Bob Powers, CSMO and Co-Founder of New Realm Brewing.

Tyrannosaurus Flex will hit New Realm’s Atlanta and Virginia Beach locations on July 28 and distribution will follow 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 New Realm’s distribution footprint in Georgia and Virginia. Prost!

Vital Information for Tyrannosaurus Flex from New Realm Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Monsters & Myths Series; late July – September 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 35
Featured Hops – Galaxy, Wakatu, Ella & Vic Secret
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia & Virginia

Wild Leap Brew Co. Reveals 13th Chapter in 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. 13 on Monday, July 27.

Crafted to bring “eerie vibes and chilling flavors” to Wild Leap Brew Co.’s experimental Double IPA series, Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 13 is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale double dry-hopped with Sabro hops. This hop varietal shines by lending Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 13 (8% ABV, 44 IBUs) with “a bold coconut flavor [and] playfully subtle notes of tropical fruits, herbs and pine with a smooth mouthfeel.”

“Exploring hop varieties is the reason we created the Alpha Abstraction Series. For every new Alpha, we experiment using a new and different style of hop,” explains Chris Elliott, Head Brewer at Wild Leap Brew Co. “From Vol 1. to Vol. 12, the Alpha Abstraction Series has featured 14 unique hop varieties. The introduction of Sabro hops in Vol. 13 will bring us to a total of 15 different hop varieties used throughout the Alpha series!”

Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 13 is scheduled to release on July 27 and will stick around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Wild Leap’s distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 13 from Wild Leap Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Alpha Abstraction DIPA Series; July 27, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 44
Featured Hops – Sabro
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Distribution – Georgia
Beer Finder – https://www.wildleap.com/beer-finder/

DuClaw Brewing Co. Continues PastryArchy Series with Release of Belgian Waffle Cone

DuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of The PastryArchy Belgian Waffle Cone in late July 2020.

Surfacing as the newest release to come out of DuClaw Brewing Co.’s series of dessert-inspired beers, The PastryArchy Belgian Waffle Cone is an Imperial Belgian-style Brown Ale that conjures up notes of “scrumptious Belgian waffle . . . with sweet malty aromas and confection-like flavors of Tahitian vanilla bean, lactose and a touch of savory salt.” Coming in at 8.5% ABV, The PastryArchy Belgian Waffle Cone “may just have you drinking dessert for breakfast…or breakfast for dessert?”

The PastryArchy Belgian Waffle Cone is rolling out now and will be available for a limited time. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of DuClaw Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for The PastryArchy Belgian Waffle Cone from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/The PastryArchy Series; late July 2020
Style – Imperial Belgian-style Brown Ale
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 31
Added Ingredients – Tahitian vanilla bean, lactose & salt
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Cools Things Off with Limited Release of Cryotropic Cryo Hazy IPA

Tampa Bay Brewing Company (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Cryotropic Cryo Hazy IPA on Friday, July 24.

Finding the sweet spot where innovation and juicy haze collide, Cryotropic is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that utilizes “10lb per barrel of Citra Cryo hops and Amarillo hops.” The Cryo hops chosen for this beer are a new hop product that uses “cutting edge technology [to] put Citra hops through an intense, low-temperature process that separates and concentrates the lupulin in the hop cone.” This gives Cryotropic (7% ABV) “a super-cool 1-2 hop punch” that is guaranteed to “break the ice” this summer.

Cryotropic will release in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s Westchase and Ybor City locations on July 24, and you can go ahead and pre-order you stash now by clicking hereCryotropic is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Cryotropic from Tampa Bay Brewing Company

Release – Limited; July 24, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Citra Cryo & Amarillo
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Pre-order – https://www.tbbc.beer/togo
Distribution – None. Brewery only