Rogue Spirits Introduces Ginger Lemon Whiskey Mule as Newest Canned Cocktail

Rogue Spirits (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will add Ginger Lemon Whiskey Mule to its lineup of Sparkling Craft Cocktails in mid-October 2020.

Arriving just in time for the holiday season, Ginger Lemon Whiskey Mule (7.5% ABV) is a Sparkling Craft Cocktail that uses Rogue Spirits Whiskey – “a blend of 4 to 6 year old Rogue Whiskey that was distilled and aged at the Rogue Spirits distillery in Newport, Oregon” – as the base spirit “while ginger and lemon provide a refreshing balance of citrus and spice.” Like all of Rogue’s Canned Craft Cocktails, Ginger Lemon Whiskey Mule is “made with Rogue Spirits and 100% natural ingredients, [and offers an] authentic, gluten-free, bar quality recipe in the convenience of a can.”

“Released just in time for the holiday season, our Ginger Lemon Whiskey Mule is made for those special occasions when you want to spend less time making drinks and more time celebrating with the ones you love,” says Hagen Moore, VP of Marketing & Creative. “Dressed for a holiday party, the shiny copper packaging evokes a feeling of celebration from the outside in. On the palate, the warming ginger and lemon flavor provide a refreshing balance of citrus and spice. These are sure to be a welcome addition at any holiday gathering.”

Ginger Lemon Whiskey Mule is rolling out now and will be available Year-Round alongside Rogue’s other Sparkling Craft Cocktails: Cranberry Elderflower Vodka Soda, Cucumber Lime Gin Fizz, Grapefruit Vodka Soda and Ginger Lime Vodka Mule. You can expect to find Ginger Lemon Whiskey Mule available in 4-packs of 12 oz. slim cans at craft spirits-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Ginger Lemon Whiskey Mule from Rogue Spirits

Release – Year-Round; launching October 2020
Style – Canned Sparkling Craft Cocktail
ABV – 7.5%
Ingredients – Rogue Spirits Whiskey, Ginger, Lemon, Simple Syrup & Sparkling Water
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer/Cocktail Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

Odd Breed Wild Ales Set for Extra Special Release of Harmonic Oscillator

Odd Breed Wild Ales (Pompano Beach, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Harmonic Oscillator, a Double Barrel-aged Imperial Wild Ale, on Saturday, October 17.

What could be Odd Breed’s “most decadent, opulent beer” to date, Harmonic Oscillator is an Imperial Wild Ale that was “first aged in California Sauvignon Blanc barrels, then conditioned on apricots before finishing in French Sauternes barrels.” Clocking in at 15% ABV and served still, Harmonic Oscillator has “lively aromatics of French Sauternes, Sauvignon Blanc grapes, and fresh apricot” and boasts a “moderate acidity [that] cuts through the sweetness and lends the perception of a lighter mouthfeel to this full-bodied beer, making it incredibly drinkable despite its alcoholic strength.”

If you are unfamiliar with Sauternes, Odd Breed provided the following background information on this rare libation:

“Sauternes is a type of French wine produced in a region south of Bordeaux with white grapes subjected to Botyritis. Botyritis is a type of fungus that results in grapes that become somewhat raisined after periods of high humidity and then dry conditions with ample sun. Sauternes is a protected appellation, and Sauternes can only be made in a particular region of France with Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon, and Muscadelle grapes. Botyritis infection, also known as noble rot, is unpredictable, and the production of Sauternes is reliant on very particular growing conditions. As such, the production of Sauternes is limited, output is uncertain, and production costs are very high. The commercial endeavor of producing Sauternes is especially risky, and there are years when Sauternes cannot be produced because of unfavorable weather. 

“Sauternes is a relatively strong and sweet wine made with grapes that have inherent tartness. By law, Sauternes must be at least 13% ABV, and must finish sweet with unfermented residual sugars. The use of botyrized, concentrated grapes produces an intense, full-bodied wine with very unique flavors akin to stone fruit preserves mixed with gooseberries. The aroma of Sauternes is very distinct and unlike any other wine.”

Harmonic Oscillator will release at Odd Breed Wild Ales on Saturday, October 17 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Harmonic Oscillator will be available exclusively at the brewery in 375ml bottles. Prost!

Vital Information for Harmonic Oscillator from Odd Breed Wild Ales

Release – Limited; October 17, 2020
Style – American Wild Ale
ABV – 15%
Treatment – First aged in California Sauvignon Blanc barrels, conditioned on apricots, finished in French Sauternes barrels. Aged for over 2 year total
Availability – 375ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery only

TrimTab Brewing & Hidden Springs Ale Works Collaborate on Glow Up! Sour Ale

TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Glow Up!, a Sour Ale brewed in collaboration with Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida), on Tuesday, October 13.

Inspired by the Hummingbird Cake, Glow Up! is a Pastry Sour that has been dosed with additions of banana, pineapple, nut flour, cinnamon and milk sugar. Coming in at 6% ABV, Glow Up! is a decadent tropical treat that is both a little tart and a little sweet.

Glow Up! – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft – will debut in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing on October 13 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 Glow Up! from TrimTab Brewing & Hidden Springs Ale Works

Release – Limited; October 13, 2020
Style – Pastry Sour Ale
ABV – 6%
Added Ingredients – Banana, pineapple, nut flour, cinnamon & milk sugar
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft

Burial Beer Co. Revives the Empire of Eternal Nothingness for Limited Release

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release for Empire of Eternal Nothingness, “one of [the brewery’s] finest Imperial Stouts,” at noon on Wednesday, October 14.

Crafted to be an “amalgamation of [Burial’s] first year of hypothesizing, stumbling and eventually achieving,” Empire of Eternal Nothingness takes the brewery’s “6 hour stout base” and ages it “upon a double dipping of select French Broad Chocolate cocoa nibs, Madagascar vanilla bean, and the heaviest dose of macaroon coconut ever to touch [the brewery’s] steel.” Weighing in at a massive 15% ABV, Empire of Eternal Nothingness comes across as “gooey coconut clusters, topped with molten mounds bars, and shoved into the center of a German chocolate cake soaked in rummy goodness.”

Empire of Eternal Nothingness – available in 500ml bottles for $19 each – will be available for online presale for pickup at Burial Beer Co.’s Asheville taproom and Raleigh taproom at noon on October 14 (proxies are welcome). If any bottles survive the presale, the brewery will release those in their online shop for nationwide shipping on October 15 at noon. Empire of Eternal Nothingness will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Empire of Eternal Nothingness from Burial Beer Co.

Release – Limited; October 14, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 15%
Added Ingredients – Cocoa nibs from French Broad Chocolate, Madagascar vanilla bean & macaroon coconut
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery locations only via online presale

Oskar Blues Brewery Rolls Out Thick Haze New England-Style IPA

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Thick Haze New England-style IPA in early October 2020.

Basically the result of “pumping insane amounts of hops into an unfiltered, hand-crafted IPA,” Thick Haze is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale dry-hopped with Galaxy, Cashmere, Calypso and Eureka hops “at an almost supernatural amplitude.” Coming in at 7% ABV, Thick Haze is a “giant hop-ness monster of a beer . . . [that] rolls onto the palate with intense flavors of pineapple, melon and mango” and finishes with “aftershocks of . . . citrus notes of grapefruit juice, tangerine and lemon peel.”

“We crafted Thick Haze to be the ultimate beast of a New England IPA – a full-blown freakout for hops,” said Oskar Blues Head Brewer Juice Drapeau. “We layered the hop profile to maximize all of the flavors we are diggin’ right now – tropical fruit, melon and citrus.”

Thick Haze is rolling out now and will hang around for an undisclosed amount of 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 in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest of Oskar Blues Brewery’s distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Thick Haze from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Limited; launching October 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale | New England-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Galaxy, Cashmere, Calypso & Eureka
Fun Fact – “Oskar Blues Head Brewer Juice Drapeau is no stranger to the New England IPA style, as he hails from Maine where immoderate use of hops is the norm (or as Juice would say, ‘Hawps’).”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/

Hi-Wire Brewing Stuns with Limited Release of Raspberry WOW!

Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Raspberry WOW! on Friday, October 9.

Specifically crafted for those times when “life calls for more,” Raspberry WOW! is an Imperial Wheat Ale that marries “a strong wheat backbone” with 15 pounds of raspberries per barrel. Coming in at 9% ABV, Raspberry WOW! “finishes way too clean for its own good.”

Raspberry WOW! drops at Hi-Wire Brewing’s Asheville taprooms and online beer shop on October 9 and is scheduled to hit the brewery’s full distribution and Durham and Knoxville taprooms shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia. Prost!

Vital Information for Raspberry WOW! from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Limited/Specialty; October 9, 2020
Style – Imperial Wheat Ale/Wheatwine
ABV – 9%
Added Ingredients – 15 lbs. of raspberries per barrel
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://hiwirebrewing.com/find-our-beer/


Heavy Seas Beer & Rheb’s Candies Collaborate on Jimmy Truffle Dessert Stout

Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Curbside Can Release of Jimmy Truffle Dessert Stout, a special collaboration project with Rheb’s Candies (Baltimore, Maryland), on Friday, October 23.

Developed to capture the full sensory experience found in Rheb’s iconic jimmy truffles, Jimmy Truffle is an Imperial Milk Stout that combines a hefty malt base with lactose, cocoa powder, chocolate syrup and 35 pounds of jimmies (“don’t you dare call them chocolate sprinkles!”). Weighing in at 8% ABV, Jimmy Truffle is “a luscious, chocolatey treat of a beer that’s perfect for a cool, autumn night.”

“Chocolate Jimmies are easily my favorite ice cream topping. So, when I was introduced to Rheb’s Jimmy Truffles, I became an instant fan. We tried to bring that same delectable chocolate candy experience to a beer. We used significant amounts of roasted barley, chocolate, vienna, and dark crystal malts, along with cacao powder, chocolate syrup and 35 lbs of jimmies, a touch of earthy English hops, and lactose – to produce one candilicious brew.”
– Christopher Leonard, Heavy Seas Brewmaster

“We are more than honored to be in collaboration with an outstanding local brewery! Heavy Seas and Rheb’s Candy–nothing comes close to Baltimore culture better than this! A big thanks to Heavy Seas for this opportunity!”
– Jarrod Bradley of Rheb’s Candies

Jimmy Truffle will be released curbside at Heavy Seas Beer on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24. This Limited Release will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans as long as supplies last. Jimmy Truffle is a brewery exclusive release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Jimmy Truffle from Heavy Seas Beer & Rheb’s Candies

Release – Limited; October 23 & 24, 2020
Style – Imperial Milk Stout/Dessert Stout
ABV – 8%
Added Ingredients – Lactose, cacao powder, chocolate syrup & 35 lbs. of jimmies
Fun Fact – “The Jimmy Truffle label artwork was designed by local Baltimore artist, Chris Gipple, of Nightshift Creative, who also designed Heavy Seas’ 24 Anniversary beer label this past December. All the taproom exclusive beer labels will be designed by Chris in 2020.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Brewery only

New Realm Brewing Braces for Cooler Weather with Release of Tart’s Content

New Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will welcome back Tart’s Content Berliner Weisse for a Limited Release beginning on October 8, 2020.

Back to retain its spot as the fourth release of the year in New Realm’s Sour Series, Tart’s Content is a fall-inspired Berliner Weisse featuring additions of cranberry, cinnamon and orange peel. Coming in at 4.6% ABV, the “richly fruited [Tart’s Content] impresses with its tart, bright citrus and spiced fall flavors.”

“We’re excited to bring back Tart’s Content for this upcoming holiday season. This beer will get you in the festive spirit with each sip. Our Brewing team did a great job with this beer last year and we could not wait to bring it back again” said Bob Powers, Co-Founder and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of New Realm Brewing.

“Tart’s Content is a wonderful Berliner Weisse that reminds me of holiday gatherings and great meals. Cranberry juice, cinnamon and a hint of orange peel work together to create a very festive beer” said Mitch Steele, New Realm Co-Founder and Brewmaster.

Tart’s Content will officially return on Thursday, October 8 and will hang around for a limited time during the fall and winter months. 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 within New Realm’s distribution footprint in Georgia and Virginia. Prost!

Vital Information for Tart’s Content from New Realm Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Sour Series; October 8, 2020
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.6%
IBUs – 10
Added Ingredients – Cranberry, cinnamon & orange peel
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia & Virginia
Beer Finder – https://newrealmbrewing.com/beer-finder/

Terrapin Beer Co. Begins Limited Release of Mango Dreamsicle IPA

Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Mango Dreamsicle IPA in early October 2020.

Here to round out Terrapin’s Dreamsicle Trilogy alongside Strawberry Dreamsicle IPA and Peach Dreamsicle IPA, Mango Dreamsicle IPA is a Milkshake-style India Pale Ale that has “mouthwatering mango flavors collide [with] a dense creamy sweetness.” Coming in at 7.9% ABV, Mango Dreamsicle IPA is a “luscious fruit-forward beer [that] will have you dreaming of your very own tropical paradise.”

Mango Dreamsicle IPA is rolling out this week and will be available 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-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Mango Dreamsicle IPA from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Limited/Special; early October 2020
Style – Milkshake India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.9%
IBUs – 40
Hops – Amarillo, Citra & Simcoe; Dry-hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic & Simcoe
Malts – 2-Row, Wheat, Flaked Oats & Honey Malt
Added Ingredients – Lactose sugar, vanilla & mango concentrate
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder

Left Hand Brewing Co. Goes Year-Round with Peanut Butter Milk Stout

Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that its wildly popular Peanut Butter Milk Stout will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio in October 2020.

Introduced earlier this year as a Seasonal offering and now back for good due to the calls of Left Hand’s faithful fans, Peanut Butter Milk Stout features the “pure milk chocolate bliss of [the brewery’s] classic Milk Stout . . . perfectly complemented by the addition of creamy peanut butter.” Coming in at 6% ABV, Peanut Butter Milk Stout is “rich and decadent on the palate and lusciously lingers into a nutty, dry finish.”

Peanut Butter Milk Stout is re-entering distribution now with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this Year-Round offering at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Peanut Butter Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round; returning October 2020
Style – Milk Stout
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 25
Malts – 2-Row, Crystal, Chocolate, Munich, Rolled Oats, Flaked Barley & Roasted Barley
Hops – CTZ & Golding
Added Ingredients – Lactose & peanuts
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder