Avery Brewing Co. Staves Off the Warm Weather with Release of Grapefruit Shandy

AveryGrapefruitPourAvery Brewing Co. (Boulder, Colorado) has officially announced that it will launch Grapefruit Shandy as a new Limited Release in mid-May 2019.

Developed to serve as Avery Brewing’s “quintessential quencher” during this time of rising temperatures, Grapefruit Shandy is a “crisp, lively lager . . . blended . . . with organic grapefruit juice.”  Clocking in at an easy-drinking 4.7% ABV, this Grapefruit Shandy is guaranteed to help you “kick back and beat the heat.”

Grapefruit Shandy officially debuted in Avery Brewing Co.’s Tap Room on May 10 and is scheduled to enter distribution any day now.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Avery Brewing’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Grapefruit Shandy from Avery Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; launching mid-May 2019
Style – Shandy/Radler
ABV – 4.7%
Malts – Pilsner & 2-Row
Added Ingredients – Organic grapefruit juice
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.averybrewing.com/brew-finder

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Avery Brewing Co. Set for National Release of Double Barreled Maple Stout

Avery_A_Logo_WhiteCircleAvery Brewing Co. (Boulder, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Double Barreled Maple Stout in late April.

Arriving as the 52nd release in Avery Brewing Co.’s Barrel-Aged Series, Double Barreled Maple Stout is an “indulgent” Imperial Stout that was “aged in Bourbon barrels THEN aged in maple syrup barrels and dosed with coffee, cinnamon, and extra maple syrup.”  Weighing in at an absolutely massive 15.3% ABV, Double Barreled Maple Stout can be easily enjoyed “for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner!”

Colin says, “Keep your pastries, we’ll have our flapjacks and black coffee.”

Double Barreled Maple Stout will officially release in Avery Brewing Co.’s Tap Room during the weekend of Friday, April 26 and is expected to enter distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest Avery’s nationwide distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Double Barreled Maple Stout from Avery Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Barrel-Aged Series; April 26, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 15.3%
Treatment – “Aged in Bourbon barrels THEN aged in maple syrup barrels and dosed with coffee, cinnamon, and extra maple syrup”
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.averybrewing.com/brew-finder

 

Avery Brewing Co. Goes Year-Round with Hazyish IPA

averylogoAvery Brewing Co. (Boulder, Colorado) will kick off 2019 with the debut of its newest Year-Round offering, Hazyish IPA.

Available on draft in Avery Brewing Co.’s Tap Room “under a few different names and variations over the past year”, Hazyish IPA has finally been given a permanent name and is now ready for the big time as a Year-Round release.  This Juicy/Hazy India Pale Ale features a “low bitterness, an expressive aroma of four different hop varieties (Amarillo, Azacca, Mosaic, and Simcoe), and a creamy mouthfeel.”  Hazyish IPA comes in at 7% ABV.

Hazyish IPA will launch in Avery Brewing’s Tap Room on January 11 and is expected to enter full distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Avery Brewing Co.’s nationwide distribution territory.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hazyish IPA from Avery Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round; launching January 2019
Style – Hazy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Amarillo, Azacca, Mosaic & Simcoe
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.averybrewing.com/brew-finder

Avery Brewing Co. Turns Sandy Claws Loose for the Holidays

“Kidnap the Sandy Claws
Lock him up real tight
Throw away the key and then
Turn off all the lights”

– “Kidnap the Sandy Claws”, The Nightmare Before Christmas

AverySandyClawslabelAvery Brewing Co. (Boulder, Colorado) has officially announced that an incredibly limited supply of Sandy Claws, a holiday-themed Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout, will be available nationwide this holiday season.

Arriving as No. 51 in Avery Brewing Co.’s Barrel-Aged Series, Sandy Claws is a festive Imperial Stout brewed with peppermint and chocolate that the brewery’s elves later kidnapped and locked away “in a Bourbon barrel for months.”  Weighing in at a monstrous 14.5% ABV, Sandy Claws has emerged from captivity to bring “you holiday cheer and a bit of fear.”

With only 500 cases available nationwide, Sandy Claws started rolling out this week and will be available as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this incredibly limited release offering available in 12 oz. bottles at select craft beer establishments located in Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Avery Brewing Co.’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Sandy Claws from Avery Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Barrel-Aged Series, late-November 2018
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 14.5%
Added Ingredients – Peppermint & Chocolate
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels “for months”
Availability – 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://www.averybrewing.com/brew-finder

Avery Brewing Co. Introduces Out of Mind Coffee Stout to the Masses

OutOfMind_Can_and_GlassAvery Brewing Co. (Boulder, Colorado) has announced that Out of Mind Coffee Stout will begin its first official Limited Release in cans this month.

Previously only available as a draft-only rarity in Avery Brewing Co.’s taproom, Out of Mind is a “big, intense” American Dry Stout that is inspired by the brewery’s “favorite craft coffee barista, with quick wit, dry humor, and a good dose of abrasiveness.”  Starting with a malt base that utilizes “plenty of rich roasted barley”, the brewers at Avery then balance Out of Mind (6.5% ABV) out with “the bitterness of [dark-roasted coffee] to give this full-bodied stout a little extra something you’ve been looking for in a beer.”

Out of Mind will begin hitting shelves in October 2018 with plans to hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at select craft beer retailers located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Avery Brewing Co.’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Out of Mind Coffee Stout from Avery Brewing Co.

Release – Limited, October 2018
Style – American Dry Stout
ABV – 6.5%
Malts – Roasted Barley, Black, 2-Row, C-120 & Carapils
Hops – Bravo
Added Ingredients – Dark-roasted coffee
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://www.averybrewing.com/brew-finder

Avery Brewing Brings The Kaiser Out of Retirement for Oktoberfest

WEB_Kaiser_Can_and_GlassAvery Brewing Company (Boulder, Colorado) has officially announced that The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest Lager is returning for a limited time during the 2018 Oktoberfest season.

Retired back in 2016 to “make room for other big beers in Avery Brewing’s lineup”, The Kaiser is back to bestow its faithful fans with a “bold and brazen” Imperial Oktoberfest Lager that “weaves together rich, toasted Vienna and Munich malts with the floral spiciness of Hallertau and Bravo hops.”  Adorned with “a gorgeous deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone, and a dry finish . . ., this dictator demands a following through its deep dark malt bill, aromas of toast, nuts, and bread, all pulled together with a boisterous booziness.” Speaking of booziness . . . The Kaiser weighs in at an imposing 8% ABV, making it the same “mammoth . . . Oktoberfest Lager. . . that fans have grown to love” over the years.

“My favorite part of brewing Kaiser is the smell it creates in the brewhouse,” says Josh Rapp, Avery Brewing’s Brewhouse Manager. “It smells like we’re making candy around the brewery on Kaiser day and the dark red color of the wort reminds me of cherry juice!”

The Kaiser is rolling out now and plans to hang around through October 2018.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Avery Brewing Company’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Seasonal, August – October 2018
Style – Oktoberfest
ABV – 8%
Malts – Dark Munich, Munich, Vienna, 2-Row & Aromatic
Hops – Hersbrucker & Bravo
Yeast – House Bohemian Lager Strain
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.averybrewing.com/brew-finder

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Avery Brewing Company Reveals New Look Packaging Artwork

1_3tSaJyS5CXL7OakpSwKmhwAvery Brewing Company (Boulder, Colorado) has officially announced that it has partnered with nationally recognized artist Neil Shigley to redesign its packaging artwork.

To do something special to celebrate the brewery’s 25th anniversary in 2018, the folks at Avery Brewing Company decided to seize the “opportunity to refresh its package designs to match the quality of the liquid art inside.” They initiated a search for someone that could produce new artwork that tells “a cohesive and straight-forward brand story, which is all about beer”, and they found that in Neil Shigley, a San Diego based artist.  Shigley was able to provide Avery with “one-of-a-kind artwork that was modern and fresh, but still honored the heritage that past designs have left on the community and fans.”

“Our goal was to stay true to the artistry that each beer represents while also building a beacon of light in a sea of choices,” says Avery Brewing Co. Founder and CEO, Adam Avery. “We are driven to create inspiring beer experiences and the new artwork reflects the focus of our craft.”

 

“A project like this is rare,” says Shigley. “Great people, cool art direction, and a focus on great beer! I told Adam I would have done this project for free. They brought me to the brewery early on and I was blown away by how everyone was so passionate about the beer they were making, starting with the top, Adam. I’m lucky to be part of this great family.”

The new artwork will steadily roll out over 2018 and into 2019, and the changes will officially kick off in early June with Avery Brewing’s flagship beer, White Rascal Belgian-Style White Ale.  Although the packaging may look different on shelves, you can “expect . . .  the beer to remain the high quality and consistent liquid that fans have grown to love for over 25 years.”  Prost!

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Avery Brewing Sends Chai High Out for Limited Release

unnamed (43)Avery Brewing Company (Boulder, Colorado) recently announced that Chai High, a spiced Brown Ale brewed in partnership with Boulder-based Bhakti Chai, is now available as the brewery’s latest Limited Release.

Back again to “set the mood for the colder months” ahead, Chai High is a “rich and robustly spiced brown ale” that sources its spicy kick from a chai concentrate provided by Bhakti Chai – a company known for using only “the highest quality sustainably sourced ingredients.” Made with a variety of spices including “fresh pressed organic ginger from Peru”, this concentrate gives Chai High all that is needed to mirror the “invigorating properties of an iced chai.”

“Demand for Chai High was overwhelming last year, signaling that customers are looking for alternatives to classic fall-style beers,” says Dustin LeMoine, Director of Sales at Avery Brewing. “We can’t be more excited to work with Bhakti Chai again due to their dedication to sourcing the utmost quality ingredients to give our customers that rich, spicy, and refreshing Chai High experience”.

Chai High officially releases in early August and will be available throughout the months of fall and winter.  You can find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Avery Brewing Company’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Chai High from Avery Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Seasonal Selection series, arrives August 2017 and available through fall & winter
Style – Brown Ale/Spiced Ale
ABV – 5.2%
Malts – Chocolate, 2-Row, Munich, C-120 & Honey Malt
Hops – Bullion, Sterling, Hersbrucker, Columbus
Yeast – London Ale
Added Ingredients – Chai concentrate from Bhakti Chai
Suggested Food Pairing – “Curried Trout with Mustard Greens: The rich blend of sweet toasted malt and warm masala spices works harmoniously with lean fish, complex seasonings, and a bitter kick from the greens.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.averybrewing.com/brew-finder

Avery Brewing Company Welcomes Fall with Release of Rumpkin

Bottle_RumpkynAvery Brewing Company (Boulder, Colorado) recently announced that it will begin the annual release of Rumpkin Pumpkin Beer aged in Rum Barrels on Monday, August 7.

Arriving as the latest release from Avery Brewing’s Annual Barrel Series, Rumpkin is a massive, 16.9% ABV Barrel-aged Pumpkin Beer with flavors and aromas meant to resemble that of “a pumpkin pie soaked in rum.” The brewers at Avery infuse the beer with that familiar pumpkin pie flavor by “using pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger.”  Once the brewing is completed, the beer is left to age in Rum barrels for four months to “add an additional level of rich complexity that isn’t typical to classic pumpkin ales.”

Since Rum barrels are “notorious for leaking massive amounts of beer,” the folks at Avery Brewing Company went the extra mile this year to set a higher standard of efficiency and quality control for Rumpkin.  This was achieved by flying in two professional coopers from France to repair their barrels, and the results far surpassed expectations.

“In past years, the debarreling of Rumpkin has been the thorn in our collective side,” says Andy Parker, Chief Barrel Herder at Avery. “If a barrel leaks more than normal, that means the dreaded oxygen is getting in the barrel and potentially creating off-flavors. If it leaks heavily, you can have an entire barrel empty to the ground in the matter of a month or two. In the past years, 30-40% of the batch has leaked out or gone down the drain, and watching your hard work go to hell is extremely disappointing. This year was easily the best debarreling in the history of Rumpkin. We didn’t find a single barrel mysteriously empty, off-flavors were almost non-existent, and for once we didn’t have to explain to the production staff that we simply wouldn’t be able to fill orders for this beer”.

Rumpkin will officially release on August 7 and will be available through October (while supplies last).  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Florida, Colorado, and throughout the rest of Avery Brewing Company’s distribution footprint (sadly, this excludes Alabama and any other state where Rumpkin would exceed local ABV restrictions). Prost!

Vital Information for Rumpkin (2017) from Avery Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Annual Barrel Series, official release date of August 7, 2017
Style – Pumpkin Beer
ABV – 16.9%
Added Ingredients – Pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice & ginger
Treatment – Aged four months in Rum Barrels
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.averybrewing.com/brew-finder

Avery Brewing Company Names Nuttiest Professor as 45th Barrel-Aged Series Beer

AverylogoAvery Brewing Company (Boulder, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the release of Nuttiest Professor Barrel-aged Imperial Peanut Stout on Monday, June 26.

After years of experimentation focused on developing a Peanut Butter Stout that achieves the desired level of real peanut flavor, Avery Brewing Company finally believes it has hit the mark with the creation of Nuttiest Professor.  Arriving as the 45th installment in the brewery’s Barrel-Aged Series, this “creamy and colossal” Imperial Stout (15.2% ABV) has been aged in Bourbon barrels and “uses real peanuts to create a rich and decadent stout that allows all elements—the bourbon character, peanuts, and dark malts—to shine.”

“This beer was actually inspired by a homebrew that I did before I even worked at Avery,” says Travis Rupp, Avery’s Research and Development Manager and Beer Archaeologist. “Those initial batches were difficult to produce and there was so much oil from the peanuts that there was no head retention at all. Fast-forward many years, I’m now part of the Special Projects team at Avery and we decided to recreate this beer, but do it right this time. We use finely ground peanut flour instead of just adding peanuts, which will give this beer a blast of peanut flavor, but also will help the head retention due to reduced oil”.

Nuttiest Professor Barrel-aged Imperial Peanut Stout will officially launch on draft in Avery Brewing Company’s Tap Room on June 26.  This incredibly limited offering will then hit shelves throughout the month of July in 12 oz. bottles at select craft beer locations found within Avery’s nationwide distribution area (this of course excludes Alabama and any other states that do not allow for beers of this ABV level).  Supplies of Nuttiest Professor are extremely limited, so be sure to secure your bottle if you can “because once it is gone, it’s gone for good.” Prost!

Vital Information for Nuttiest Professor Barrel-aged Imperial Peanut Stout from Avery Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Barrel-Aged Series, launching June 26, 2017
Style – American Imperial Stout
ABV – 15.2%
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels with real peanuts added
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.averybrewing.com/brew-finder
Fun Fact – To recognize his dedication to the development of Nuttiest Professor, the face of Travis Rupp – Avery’s Research and Development Manager and Beer Archaeologist – graces the bottle’s label.
Allergy Notice – As mentioned above, “this beer does contain real peanuts and should be avoided by those with a peanut allergy.”