Jolly Pumpkin Introduces Aquamarine Dream Sour Fruit Saison

unnamed (20)Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (Dexter, Michigan) recently announced that Aquamarine Dream has officially released as the latest offering from the brewery’s Limited Run Series.

Created as the perfect offering to help you “sail into spring”, Aquamarine Dream is a refreshing Saison brewed with blueberries, blackberries, lime peel, and salt.  Presented as “a beautiful hazy reddish-purple” in appearance, this Sour Fruit Saison billows with aromatics of “berries, blueberries, and cream.”  On the palate, Aquamarine Dream (7.8% ABV) is “tart with flavors of blueberries and blackberries that come together to create an almost boysenberry flavor with a touch of salt.”

“Aquamarine Dream”


Beneath the tranquil surface
Be monsters
Of unbelievable size


Demons of the deep
They stir the surface
From time to time


Ripples of forgotten troubles rising


For when forth come the Kraken
Neither the laws of men
Nor Gods apply


– Ron Jeffries, Jolly Pumpkin Founder & Chief Squeegee Operator

Aquamarine Dream is available now and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 750ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Jolly Pumpkin’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Aquamarine Dream from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Release – Limited, March 2018
Style – Saison
ABV – 7.8%
IBUs – 35
Malts – Pilsner, Vienna & Spelt
Hops – Crystal, Hallertauer & Tettnang
Added Ingredients – Lime Peel, Black Lava Salt, Blueberry Puree, Blackberries & Dextrose
Time in Oak – 5 Months
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
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Cascade Brewing Releases Melonious Blond

CascadeMeloniousLabelCascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) is expanding upon its Tier One lineup this month with the limited release of Melonious Blond.

Arriving as Cascade Brewing’s “first-ever bottled melon sour”, Melonious Blond is “a blend of blond and wheat ales aged in oak barrels for up to 14 months with cantaloupe and Summer Kiss melons.”  This treatment results in a 6.8% ABV Northwest Sour Ale that “offers notes of fresh summer melons, orange blossoms and sour candies, with a touch of honeycomb and green peppercorn.”

Melonious Blond is available now for a limited time in 750ml bottles and on draft.  You can look for this Tier One offering at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Melonious Blond from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited/Tier One, March 2018
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV- 6.8%
Treatment – Blend of Blond & Wheat Ales aged in oak barrels for up to 14 months with Cantaloupe & Summer Kiss melons
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Fun Fact – Concerning Cascade Brewing’s new labels: Melonious Blond “is a Tier One offering; Cascade’s bottles have distinct label styles for each of the three Cascade Brewing pricing tiers, with each label within the tier utilizing distinctive colors to clearly differentiate each beer. The tiers differ by the style of beer used in the product, the type ingredients contained within, the time aged in the barrels and types of barrels used.”

Celis Brewery Begins Canning the Iconic Celis White / Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially announced that it has sent cans of Celis White out for distribution.  

To ensure that their flagship brew “is fully portable just in time for spring and summer outdoor activities”, Celis Brewery has packaged Celis White “in aluminum cans for the first time.”  Originally created by Pierre Celis in 1965 and revived with the brewery in July of 2017, Celis White is brewed with its original recipe and “sparkles with remnants of Coriander and Orange Peel”.  Weighing in at an easy-drinking 4.9% ABV, this signature Witbier promises an experience that is “refreshing, . . . light and effervescent.”

Selling our beer in cans offers more choice and accessibility for beer-lovers in Texas,” says Christine Celis, founder of Celis Brewery. “Our beer has been so well received on tap and in bottles, and now people can crack a Celis White at festivals and fun outdoor activities like a day at the beach, camping, picnics, boating, and anywhere glass bottles aren’t allowed. Celis White in cans with its refreshing taste is perfect to enjoy on a warm Texas afternoon. We’ll introduce other beer in cans soon.”

Celis White is available now in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  You can expect to find this Year-Round offering available at fine craft beer establishments located in the areas of Texas that are normally serviced by the following distributors:  Brown Distributing Co. Inc. in Austin; Andrews Distributing in Dallas, Fort Worth and Corpus Christi; Silver Eagle Distributing in Houston; GLI Distributing in San Antonio; M. L. Wismer Distributing in Baytown; Kristen Distributing Company in College Station; Del Papa Distributing Company in Galveston, Beaumont and Victoria; and Tri-City Distributors in New Braunfels, TX.  Prost!

Vital Information for Celis White from Celis Brewery

Release – Year-Round, cans launch March 2018
Style – Witbier
ABV – 4.9%
Featured Hops – Cascade, Saaz & Willamette
Recommended Glassware – Witbier Glass
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – Texas

Anderson Valley Brewing Introduces Framboise Rose Gose

Rose-GoseAnderson Valley Brewing Company (Boonville, California) has officially released Framboise Rose Gose as the newest installment in its rotating line of Goses.

Developed as their take on a Rosé in beer form, the brewers at Anderson Valley brought Framboise Rose Gose to life by “adding rose hips to the boil and fresh raspberry puree at the end of fermentation.”  These additions result in a “light ruby [hued]” kettle-soured beer highlighted by “subtle raspberry fruit notes [that greet] the nose and fall soft on the palate; tangy, hibiscus-like flavors [that mingle] with the salty tartness of Gose to create a uniquely complex and refreshing drinking experience.”

Framboise Rose Gose is officially available now and has plans to stick around through August.  You can expect to find this new Gose available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of Anderson Valley’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Framboise Rose Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Release – Rotating/Gose Series, March – August 2018
Style – Gose
ABV – 4.2%
IBUs – 12
Added Ingredients – Rose hips & fresh raspberry puree
Suggest Food Pairings – “Light Salads w/ Vinaigrette, Berry Cobbler, Goat Cheese”
Recommended Glassware – Stange, Pint or Snifter
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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Woodchuck Hard Cider Launches New Tank Series

WoodchuckPearGingerWoodchuck Hard Cider of the Vermont Cider Company (Middlebury, Vermont) has officially announced the limited release of Pear Ginger as the first offering from its new Tank Series.

After a brief release in select markets in 2017 and earning a Gold Medal at the World Cider Championships, Pear Ginger is returning this month to kick of the Tank Series, a line of limited release ciders that honors the “pioneering spirit” of Woodchuck’s cider makers and their unwavering dedication to innovation.  Just as its name would lead you to believe, Pear Ginger (5% ABV) “infuses both pear and ginger for a cider that is light and refreshing.”

“We took time in 2017 to talk to our fans and hear what they wanted to see from Woodchuck,” said Bridget Blacklock, Director of Marketing. “Across the board they said more innovation again. We also kept hearing that being outdoors is a big part of their lifestyle so we knew it had to be a can package.”

Pear Ginger will officially release in March and – like all Tank Series releases – “will be in the market for three to four months.”  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at cider-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Vermont and throughout the rest of Woodchuck’s national distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Pear Ginger from Woodchuck Hard Cider

Release – Limited/Tank Series, launching March 2018
Style – Pear Cider
ABV – 5%
Added Ingredients – Ginger
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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I’m On A Boat Makes Seasonal Debut for Monday Night Brewing

boat-square-canMonday Night Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially released I’m On A Boat Golden Ale as the brewery’s newest Seasonal offering.

Turning up just in time for the warm weather activities of spring, I’m On A Boat is “a crushable, easy drinking, low ABV (4.8%) Golden Ale that’s perfect for the outdoors.”  This new Seasonal offering has been “brewed with Pilsner malt and wheat and finished with Lemondrop hops . . . [to give] you a clean, crisp drinking experience.”

I’m On A Boat Golden Ale is available now and will hang around through the spring 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 throughout Monday Night’s distribution footprint in Alabama and Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for I’m On A Boat from Monday Night Brewing

Release – Seasonal, launching March 2018
Style – Golden Ale
ABV – 4.8%
IBUs – 20
Hops – Lemondrop
Malts – Pilsner & Wheat
Suggested Food Pairings – “grilled chicken, Thai food, cheddar cheese”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

Rogue Ales Adds Cold Brew 2.0 to Seasonal Lineup

CB2.0sheetRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially released Cold Brew 2.0, a Blonde Ale blended with cold brew coffee, as the brewery’s newest Seasonal offering.

To expand upon the success of their bold, hop and coffee-focused Cold Brew IPA, the brewers at Rogue developed Cold Brew 2.0 to be a Seasonal Blonde Ale that ventures into the opposite direction to “[explore] the intricacies of coffee aromatics and delicate malt notes.” Beer and coffee fans alike can expect Cold Brew 2.0 (5.6% ABV) to supply them with an enjoyable experience that “opens with a big hit of coffee aroma and flavor” – thanks to the recipe’s use of Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee – and closes with the subtle “nuances of the hops and malts.”

“We love brewing with cold brew coffee because it is bold and smooth, but it also has less acidity than regular drip coffee and it blends nicely with the malts in the beer,” says Rogue Brewmaster John Maier. “Our beer and Stumptown’s coffee collide to create something sessionable and really damn tasty. I love it after a bike ride.”

Cold Brew 2.0 is available now and will hang around through June 2018.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Cold Brew 2.0 from Rogue Ales

Release – Seasonal/Rogue Rotator Series, February – June 2018
Style – Blonde Ale
ABV – 5.6%
IBUs – 30
Malts – Pilsner, Flaked Brown Rice, Chit & White Wheat 
Hops – Sterling 
Yeast – American Ale
Added Ingredients – Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee & cacao nibs
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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Jester King Brewery Announces the Return of Noble King

38750262900_971d5ca0e9_kJester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially released the latest batch of one of its oldest beers, Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale.

Drawing inspiration from the hoppy pale beers from small European breweries such as Brasserie Thiriez, Brouwerij De Ranke, and Brasserie de la Senne, the brewers at Jester King have established their long-standing Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale by exploring brewing techniques that stray a bit from those employed in their more funky and/or acidic offerings.  Instead of brewing a beer with a small amount of hops and then aging it for months or years in oak barrels, they brew this Farmhouse Ale with a hefty amount of Noble hop varietals and ferment it in stainless steel for weeks.  This approach keeps “the acidity . . . at bay” and results in a 5.8% ABV Noble King that is “dry [and] bitter, with some interesting yeast complexity.”

Noble King is available now in Jester King’s Tasting Room, and the brewery does “anticipate distribution of this beer.”  If this Limited Release offering enters full distribution, you can expect to find it available in 750ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Florida, Texas and throughout the rest of Jester King’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale from Jester King Brewery

Release – Limited, March 2018
Style – Farmhouse Ale
ABV – 5.8%
IBUs – 41
Ingredients – Texas Hill Country Well Water, Texas Malted Barley & Wheat from Blacklands Malt, Hops, Mixed Culture of Brewers Yeast and Native Yeast and Bacteria
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft

Funky Buddha Brewery Adds Huki Idol DIPA to Goodness Series

hukiteaseFunky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially introduced Huki Idol Tropical IPA as the newest release to emerge from the brewery’s Goodness Series.

Created to mimic the experience of a tiki cocktail, Huki Idol is a Double India Pale Ale “brewed with real passionfruit and lime juices, then dry-hopped with lush Mosaic hops and fresh mint.”  All these impactful ingredients find harmony together as the “sweetness from the passionfruit and tartness from the lime blend beautifully with the combination of tropical hops and aromatic mint.”  Weighing in at a formidable 8% ABV and 75 IBUs, Huki Idol fills your glass with “a godlike grog that packs a wallop of tropical flavor.”

Huki Idol Tropical IPA officially released on March 4 and will be available through May.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select beer establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of Funky Buddha’s gradually expanding distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Huki Idol Tropical IPA from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Seasonal/Goodness Series, March – May 2018
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 75
Featured Hops – Mosaic
Added Ingredients – Passionfruit juice, lime juice & mint
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pupu platter, tuna poke bowl, SPAM rolls, rum cake”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Introduces New Logo and Can Designs

TBBClogoTampa Bay Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it has refreshed its corporate logo and redesigned the label artwork for all packaged brands.

Firmly established as “one of Florida’s oldest independent craft breweries”, Tampa Bay Brewing Co. (TBBC) has spent the last year or so developing a new logo and look that is more representative of what the brewery has evolved into over the last 20 years.  The transition to the new logo and official branding as “TBBC” will be gradual, but “the refreshed corporate logo will begin to be used immediately on all TBBC packaged products, marketing materials, merchandise, and at the company’s Ybor City and Westchase breweries and pubs.”

“Like most mature organizations, our brand identity has slowly morphed over time and was due for a more significant refresh to better reflect our spirit and uncorporate culture. Furthermore, both internally and on the street, people have been referring to us as TBBC for years, versus our full name. This was a rare opportunity to embrace the community-given nickname in a manner that was not confusing to our long-standing customers.”

– David Doble, Managing Partner at Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

To coincide with the aesthetic of the updated logo, TBBC has also revamped the look of its packaged offerings.  A hint of this change actually surfaced last month “with the release of a refreshed Old Elephant Foot IPA can, and [consumers] can expect to see a similar refresh to Reef Donkey and seasonal releases such as Last Days of Summer, Florida Tart, Gourds Gone Wild, and Gingy.”

The new-look cans will also bring with them the new Hop Silo series, a limited release collection of hop-centric beers that will see distribution in 16 oz. cans. Here is what David Doble had to say about the new series:

“One of the first cans to release with the new branding will be Hop Silo #1 an Imperial Pilsner brewed in collaboration with Cigar City,” said Doble. “This new series, which will include three unique styles of beers that celebrate the creative use of hops, will release quarterly in limited case quantities and be available via distribution. Hop Silo #2, will be brewed during Beer Week in collaboration with Pipeworks Brewing Co. of Chicago, and #3 will be a New England Style IPA.”

The refreshed logo and can designs are actively rolling out now, so just make sure that you keep these changes in mind the next time you are in search of your favorite TBBC brews.  Prost!