Flying Dog Brewery Introduces Switch Doctor Imperial Sour Ale

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that Switch Doctor will join the brewery’s lineup of heavy-hitting Limited Releases in early June 2021.

Here to give you an amped up but still highly drinkable offering to add to beer fridge rotation this summer, Switch Doctor is an Imperial Sour Ale that combines additions of mango and pineapple to create a “super balanced sour flavor profile [that] brings in the sweetness of the . . . mango while allowing highlights of the pineapple’s acidity to shine through.” Clocking in at 10% ABV, Switch Doctor comes together to offer “a delicious balance of sweet and tart fruity flavors.”

“What we started with Vicious Hook we’ve continued with Switch Doctor, this time in a higher-octane package,” said Ben Clark, Brewmaster at Flying Dog Brewery. “Our brew team enjoys playing with recipes until we’ve found the right balance of sour flavors to give you that perfect pucker. And while the liquid inside is enough to make you a fan, having it wrapped in such vibrant Ralph Steadman packaging makes it a must-try release.”

Switch Doctor is scheduled to roll out in June 2021 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 footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Switch Doctor from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Limited; June 2021
Style – Imperial Sour Ale
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 10
Added Ingredients – Mango & pineapple
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/

21st Amendment Adds Double Hazy IPA to Tasty Lineup

21st Amendment Brewery (San Francisco, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Tasty Double Hazy IPA in June 2021.

Here to take the Tasty lineup to new, hoppy heights, Tasty Double Hazy IPA is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale that “cranks up the hop profile . . . to 11 with its sheer abundance of Calypso, El Dorado, Mosaic, Amarillo, Idaho 7, and Cashmere hops in the kettle and dry hopping process.” Coming in at 8.5% ABV, Tasty Double Hazy IPA boasts “tropical stone fruit flavors and aromas, juicy guava notes, and a rich creamy malt texture.”

“Our Tasty IPA series showcases how we like to have fun integrating hops whether it’s a Juicy Pale Ale, West Coast IPA, Hazy IPA, or Double Hazy IPA. Beer drinkers love all types of IPAs, especially hazys. Using the right hops in the right beers allows our brewers to be creative and showcase the diverse flavors and aromas that these bold hops have to offer. Tasty Double Hazy IPA has big brash hop layers wrapped around a sweet malt base with its elegant and rich texture. It’s complex much like Ben Franklin’s imaginative ideas, but served in a 12 oz. can or pint glass, of course.”

– Shaun O’Sullivan, Co-Founder and Brewmaster of 21st Amendment Brewery

Tasty Double Hazy IPA will roll out in June 2021 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. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in California and throughout the rest of 21st Amendment’s 33-state distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Tasty Double Hazy IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery

Release – Limited/Seasonal; June 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Featured Hops – Calypso, El Dorado, Mosaic, Amarillo, Idaho 7 & Cashmere
Fun Fact – “The creative packaging artwork for Tasty Double Hazy IPA features Founding Father and polymath Ben Franklin lying in a field of hops following one of his famed kite experiments. Franklin was a brilliant mind fostering one big idea after another. In tandem, 21st Amendment was struck with a clever idea of its own to expand their popular Tasty line-of-beers to include a hopped-up Imperial Hazy IPA.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.21st-amendment.com/find-some

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

Southern Grist Continues Hill Series with Release of Marshmallow Passion Fruit Raspberry Strawberry Sour Ale

Southern Grist Brewing Co. (Nashville, Tennessee) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Marshmallow Passion Fruit Raspberry Strawberry Hill on Friday, June 4.

Dropping as the next offering to come out of Southern Grist’s Hill Series that takes the brewery’s base lactose Sour Ale and hits it with “a massive addition of fruit purees and fun ingredients,” Marshmallow Passion Fruit Raspberry Strawberry Hill is a Fruited Sour Ale “brewed with lactose, marshmallows, passion fruit, raspberry, and strawberry” (surprising . . . I know). Coming in at 5.6% ABV, the “smoothie-like” Marshmallow Passion Fruit Raspberry Strawberry Hill is “loaded with luscious, rich berries and tropical notes elevated by marshmallows to add a pillowy softness!”

Marshmallow Passion Fruit Raspberry Strawberry Hill – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans for $20 plus tax each – will hit Southern Grist’s online store starting Friday, June 4 at 10 a.m. for both local pick up and out of state shipping. Local order pick up and walk-in sales will begin at 11 a.m. on the same day. Prost!

Vital Information for Marshmallow Passion Fruit Raspberry Strawberry Hill from Southern Grist Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Hill Series; June 4. 2021
Style – Fruited Sour Ale
ABV – 5.6%
Featured Ingredients – Lactose, marshmallow, passion fruit, raspberry & strawberry
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Brewery & online store only

Alesmith & Alvarado Street Brewery Collaborate on Oso Under West Coast IPA

Alesmith Brewing Company (San Diego, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Oso Under, a special collaboration project with Alvarado Street Brewery (Salinas, California), in early June 2021.

A beer that “melds the breweries’ distinct strengths” and centers around Australian and New Zealand hops, Oso Under is a West Coast-style India Pale Ale where “Galaxy hops are the star of the show with their passionfruit, citrus, and peach flavors and aromas, while Vic Secret hops, hailing from Victoria, Australia, tout tropical fruit, herbs, pine, clean pineapple and passionfruit. Nelson hops round out this beloved Aussie/New Zealand extravaganza with fruit-flavored accents.” Coming in at 7% ABV, Oso Under “is teeming with brightness, curbed by a dry finish.”

“We are very excited to work with J.C. and his team at Alvarado Street,” says Head Brewer and Director of Brewery Operations at AleSmith, Ryan Crisp. “The beers they are producing are top notch and we’re delighted to collaborate on a beer that would truly be something special. We decided on a clean West Coast IPA with large amounts of Australian and New Zealand hops inspired by ours and J.C.’s roots to San Diego. The beer turned out excellent and we can’t wait for our fans to try it.”

“We’re thrilled at the opportunity to collaborate with AleSmith,” says J.C. Hill, Co-Owner and Head Brewer of Alvarado Street Brewing. “I started my brewing career in San Diego and was heavily influenced by AleSmith IPA, X, both Yulesmiths and many other beers I was lucky enough to cut my teeth on over a decade ago. San Diego is very near and dear to my heart, having lived there for much of my 20’s, and the beer scene continues to be one of the best in the world.”

Oso Under is rolling out now and will be available only as long as supplies last. 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 in California and throughout the rest of Alesmith’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Oso Under from Alesmith Brewing Company & Alvarado Street Brewery

Release – Limited; early June 2021
Style – West Coast-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Galaxy, Vic Secret & Nelson
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://alesmith.com/find-our-beer/

TrimTab Brewing Takes its Beach Club Series to the Motel Party After Party

TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Motel Party After Party on Friday, May 28.

The next release in TrimTab Brewing’s Beach Club Series of exotic “tiki and cocktail influenced sour ales,” Motel Party After Party is a Sour Ale “crafted with sweet Passionfruit and tart Raspberry.” Coming in at 7.4% ABV, Motel Party After Party is here to prove that there “ain’t no party like a motel party after party cause a motel party after party don’t stop.”

Motel Party After Party – available in 16 oz. cans – will hit TrimTab Brewing at noon on May 28 and will be available only as long as supplies last. If Motel Party After Party follows the trend set by previous Beach Club Series releases, expect to see it in the near future at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Motel Party After Party from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Beach Club Series; May 28,2021
Style – Sour Ale
ABV – 7.4%
Added Ingredients – Passionfruit & raspberry
Availability – 16 oz. cans

Bushwacker Spirits Launches Popular Cream-Based Spirit in the Southeast

Bushwacker Spirits (Sarasota, Florida) has officially announced that Bushwacker, the popular Gulf Coast cocktail, is now available in a “convenient and beautiful” package throughout Alabama, Tennessee and Florida.

Inspired by the cocktail “created in a beachside bar in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in the 1970’s and popularized over the years in bars along the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast,” Michael Smith and Carter Echols “produced their first official Bushwacker bottle on May 5, 2020 and began sending samples to distribution representatives.” By taking a grassroots approach to developing their brand, Smith and Echols slowly introduced Bushwacker “in northern Florida and Tennessee, and Alabama soon followed, landing Bushwacker in more than 300 stores in their first year of operation.” Bushwacker is now ready for wide availability throughout Alabama, Tennessee and Florida, and “more southern states will be announced throughout 2021, as well as the Midwest.”

This packaged version of Bushwacker is made with “Caribbean rum, natural coconut, Wisconsin dairy cream, coffee and chocolate.” Bushwacker comes in at 17% ABV and can be enjoyed straight from bottle or in the following recommended recipe:

BUSHWACKER MILKSHAKE:

Ingredients:
4 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup Bushwacker
1/4 cup whole milk
Whipped cream
Chocolate syrup
Maraschino cherries

Method:
In a blender, combine ice cream, milk and Bushwacker and blend until desired consistency. Pour into glass and garnish with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and a Maraschino cherry

Bushwacker is available now in 750ml bottles at fine wine and spirits retailers located throughout Alabama, Tennessee and Florida (click here to find a retailer near you). Prost!

Bissell Brothers Announces Return of ‘Worth A Visit, Worth A Lifetime’ Triple IPA

Bissell Brothers Brewing (Portland, Maine) has officially announced that it will release the first 2021 batch of Worth A Visit, Worth A Lifetime in late May.

Dropping just in time to celebrate the arrival of summer in Portland, Worth A Visit, Worth A Lifetime is a Hazy/Juicy Triple India Pale Ale “hopped with loads of Vic Secret, Mosaic, Citra and Southern Passion.” Coming in at 10% ABV and boasting “notes of grapefruit pulp, fruit salad and Creamsaver,” Worth A Visit, Worth A Lifetime is “as close to a cocktail-in-a-can as [it gets] at Bissell Brothers.”

Worth A Visit, Worth A Lifetime is available now for pick up at Bissell Brothers in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans, and draft availability will begin on Friday, May 28 when the brewery’s taproom officially reopens for on-site pours. Prost!

Vital Information for Worth A Visit, Worth A Lifetime from Bissell Brothers Brewing

Release – Limited; late May 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy Triple India Pale Ale
ABV – 10%
Malts – 2-Row, Golden Promise, Maine Oats & Maine Wheat
Featured Hops – Vic Secret, Mosaic, Citra & Southern Passion
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

DuClaw Brewing Co. Adds Banana Bread Pudding Hefeweizen to PastryArchy Series

DuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of The PastryArchy Banana Bread Pudding Hefeweizen in late May 2021.

The newest arrival in DuClaw’s series a sweet-treat-themed offerings, The PastryArchy Banana Bread Pudding Hefeweizen started with a “backdrop of a classic spiced Hefeweizen” that was then hit with over 3,000 hand-peeled bananas and dosed with all the decadent ingredients you commonly find in banana bread and bread pudding. Coming in at 6.2% ABV, The PastryArchy Banana Bread Pudding Hefeweizen will leave your “senses . . . enveloped in aromas of banana, chocolate, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg & confection.”

The PastryArchy Banana Bread Pudding Hefeweizen is rolling out now and will be available only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this new 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’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for The PastryArchy Banana Bread Pudding Hefeweizen from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/The PastryArchy Series; late May 2021
Style – Hefeweizen
ABV – 6.2%
IBUs – 15
Malts – Pilsner, Red Wheat, Dextrin, & Biscuit
Hops – Experimental hop #06300
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

Burial Beer Co. Raids the Candy Jar to Create Skillet Snacks

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Skillet Snacks on Wednesday, May 26.

Concocted to be an even more decadent take on Burial’s infamous Skillet Donut Stout “made from a blend of nine barley malts, a healthy scoop of oats, milk and molasses sugars, and [their] favorite blend of freshly roasted Counter Culture Coffee beans,” Skillet Snacks takes the OG Skillet and “[ages it] upon heaps of house-made peanut butter, French Broad Chocolates Cocoa Nibs, fresh vanilla bean, and some candy sugars.” Coming in at 8% ABV, Skillet Snacks offers a “fistful of molten reeces cups chased with bags of M&M’s and washed down with caramel hot chocolate.”

A very limited amount of 4-packs of 16 oz. cans of Skillet Snacks – along with cans of the original Skillet and the Skillet mug pictured above – will be available for online presale for pickup at Burial Beer Co.’s Asheville taproomRaleigh taproom and Charlotte taproom at noon on May 26. If any cans survive the presale, the brewery will release those in their online shop for nationwide shipping on May 27 at noon. Skillet Snacks will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Skillet Snacks from Burial Beer Co.

Release – Limited; May 26, 2021
Style – Milk Stout
ABV – 8%
Featured Ingredients – Peanut butter, French Broad Chocolate cocoa nibs, vanilla bean & candy sugars
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($22 per 4-pack)
Distribution – None. Brewery & online store only