Burial Beer Co. Lightens Things Up with Release of Ultralight Lager

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Ultralight on December 1, 2021.

Crafted to be “a classic rendition of German Helles portrayed through [Burial’s] own lense,” Ultralight is a Helles-style Lager “made with Pilsner and Vienna malts, decocted and step mashed for depth, . . . spunded in the cellar for natural carbonation, . . . [and then] delicately hopped with Hallertau Mittelfruh to pay homage to its origin before lagering for many weeks to beautiful clarity.” Coming in at 5% ABV, Ultralight offers notes of “fresh loaves of crusty country bread, bouquets of fall blossoms, and mugs of, well I’ll just say it, beer.”

Ultralight will be available on December 1 for online presale for shipping and pickup at Burial’s Asheville, Raleigh and Charlotte taprooms, and limited distribution will follow shortly after that date. 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 the brewery’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Ultralight from Burial Beer Co.

Release – Limited; December 1, 2021
Style – Helles-style Lager
ABV – 5%
Malts – Pilsner & Vienna
Featured Hops – Hallertau Mittelfruh
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Limited

Bell’s Best Brown Ale Returns a Little Late in 2021

Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that its Best Brown Ale will return for its annual Seasonal Release in late November 2021.

Returning to shelves and taps a little later than normal this year, Best Brown is a “smooth, toasty” American Brown Ale brewed with American hops and “offers hints of cocoa and caramel.” Coming in at 5.8% ABV, Best Brown “is well-balanced and bridges the gap between lighter-bodied beers and malty stouts.”

Best Brown is scheduled to return in late November/early December 2021 and will hang around throughout the cooler months at the start of 2022. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Best Brown from Bell’s Brewery

Release – Seasonal/Specialty; returning late November/early December 2021
Style – American Brown Ale
ABV – 5.8%
IBUs – 34
Calories – 187
Carbs – 16.0
Shelf Life – 6 months
Recommended Glassware – Nonic
Suggested Pairings – “Savory: Lamb and pork chops, sausage, steak, aged Gouda, toasted almonds or walnuts | Sweet: Pear, maple syrup, caramel | The Eccentric Way: Sweetbreads”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer-finder

WeldWerks Brewing Sweetens Up the Holidays with Release of ¡SPONCH!

WeldWerks Brewing (Greeley, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of ¡SPONCH! on Wednesday, November 24.

Inspired by the love the WeldWerks crew has for Sponch cookies, ¡SPONCH! is a Sour Wheat Ale “brewed with strawberry puree, toasted coconut, marshmallow, milk sugar and Sponch!® cookies.” Coming in at 4.5% ABV, ¡SPONCH! boasts “jammy strawberry flavors [melding] perfectly with the rich sweetness from the toasted coconut, followed by vanilla, marshmallow, and cookie notes, which are balanced by the moderated acidity of the base beer.”

¡SPONCH! will release in the taproom at WeldWerks Brewing on Wednesday, November 24 – “cans available for online sale starting Tuesday night (November 23) at 9 PM” – and distribution will follow the week of November 29. 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 throughout WeldWerks Brewing’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for ¡SPONCH! from WeldWerks Brewing

Release – Limited; November 24, 2021
Style – Sour Wheat Ale
ABV – 4.5%
Added Ingredients – Strawberry puree, toasted coconut, marshmallow, milk sugar & Sponch!® cookies
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://findthebeer.weldwerks.com/

Tröegs Unleashes Blizzard of Hops for a Limited Time

Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Blizzard of Hops in late November 2021.

Returning as the “brewery’s most popular release in its rotating Hop Cycle series of seasonal IPAs,” Blizzard of Hops is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale loaded down with Centennial, Chinook and El Dorado hops. Coming in at 6.4% ABV, Blizzard of Hops is a “storm of hoppy citrus and pine notes [that] is a bright reminder the end of the Hop Cycle is only the beginning.”

“It’s a nod to hop growers around the world, thanking them for another successful harvest,” said Tröegs brewmaster and co-founding brother John Trogner.

Blizzard of Hops is out now and will be available through the winter months. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 12 oz. cans, 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Blizzard of Hops from Tröegs Independent Brewing

Release – Seasonal/Hop Cycle; late November 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.4%
Hops – Centennial, Chinook & El Dorado
Malts – Pilsner, Unmalted Wheat & White Wheat
Availability – 12 oz. cans, 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://troegs.com/beers/brew-finder/

DuClaw Brewing Co. Helps out Bottleshare with Release of 3 Scoops Neapolitan Stout

DuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of 3 Scoops Neapolitan Stout in mid-November 2021.

Brewed in collaboration with and to raise funds for Bottleshare – “a fundraising and fund distribution nonprofit organization . . . [that grants] out emergency funds to members of the craft beverage industry when they experience extreme hardships that prevent them from working or producing an income,” 3 Scoops is a Stout “packed with the rich vanilla, strawberry purée, and decadent dark chocolate flavors of classic Neapolitan ice cream.” Coming in at 7.5% ABV, 3 Scoops rocks “a creamy, slightly sweet stout base that makes it simple to sip back, relax, and enjoy this sweet trifecta treat.”

3 Scoops is rolling out now and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Maryland, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Prost!

Vital Information for 3 Scoops Neapolitan Stout from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; mid- to late November 2021
Style – Stout
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 28
Malts – Pilsner, Vienna, Flaked Wheat, Pale Chocolate, Golden Naked Oats & Blackprinz
Hops – Chinook
Added Ingredients – Vanilla, strawberry purée & dark chocolate
Fun Fact – 100% of sales go to benefit Bottleshare and its mission to assist members of the craft beer community
Distribution – Alabama, Maryland, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee & Virginia
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

Founders Brewing Co. Expands KBS Lineup with Announcement of Hazelnut Variant

Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) recently took to its Cadre Newsletter to announce that KBS Hazelnut will see a Limited Release beginning in March 2022.

The latest offering to come out of Founders Brewing Co.’s relatively new line of KBS variants, KBS Hazelnut is a Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout that “allows the existing premium coffee and chocolate notes to soar to new heights when accented by the nutty sweetness of hazelnut.” Clocking in at 12% ABV, KBS Hazelnut is the spot where the “perfectly balanced and decadent drinking experience of KBS meets the classic taste of hazelnut.”

KBS Hazelnut is scheduled to debut in March 2022 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Founders Brewing Co.’s nationwide distribution network (where legal). Prost!

Vital Information for KBS Hazelnut from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Barrel-Aged Series; March 2022
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12%
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels
Added Ingredients – Coffee, chocolate & hazelnut
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/beer/find
-our-beer/

AleSmith Brewing Closes Out 2021 with Release of Speedway Stout Variant #4

AleSmith Brewing Company (San Diego, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Speedway Stout Variant #4: Madagascar Vanilla & Ceylon Alba Cinnamon in mid-November 2021.

Dropping as this year’s final, quarterly-released variant of AleSmith’s legendary Speedway Stout, Speedway Stout Variant #4: Madagascar Vanilla & Ceylon Alba Cinnamon has the original Imperial Stout’s “chocolate and roasted malts bolstered by notes of dark fruit, toffee and caramel” and “[offers] up some comfort for the cooler fall and winter months by infusing it with a generous amount of Madagascar vanilla beans, along with just the right amount of Ceylon Alba cinnamon.” Coming in at 12% ABV, Speedway Stout Variant #4: Madagascar Vanilla & Ceylon Alba Cinnamon boasts “a delicate milky sweetness interlaced with notes of chocolate, roast and subtle hints of spiciness.”

“We always look forward to these quarterly releases, so I’m thrilled to bring this next variant to Speedway Stout lovers everywhere,” says Ryan Crisp, Head Brewer and Director of Brewery Operations at AleSmith. “It’s a really fun concept, since we get to exercise our creativity during the brewing process, plus we know our Imperial stout has a large following of beer-drinkers that look forward to trying these new creations, which makes it that much more rewarding. This will be a strong end to our 2021 series!”

Speedway Stout Variant #4: Madagascar Vanilla & Ceylon Alba Cinnamon is rolling out now and will hang around through December 2021 (while 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 a Speedway Stout Variant #4: Madagascar Vanilla & Ceylon Alba Cinnamon from AleSmith Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Speedway Stout Variant Series; November – December 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12%
Added Ingredients – Madagascar vanilla beans & Ceylon Alba cinnamon
Suggested Pairings – Fruit Cake
Recommended Glassware – Tulip or Goblet
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://alesmith.com/find-our-beer/

Westbrook Brewing Co. Simplifies Decisions with Release of Beer to Drink When It’s Cold Outside

Westbrook Brewing Co. (Mount Pleasant, South Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Beer to Drink When It’s Cold Outside in early November 2021.

Developed to be the “most appropriate beer to accompany lowered air temperatures,” Beer to Drink When It’s Cold Outside is a “rich, roasty yet ultra smooth” Black Lager that features “a touch of Czech Saaz hops [to impart] a spicy herbal note.” Coming in at 5.5% ABV, Beer to Drink When It’s Cold Outside is a “robust but manageable” option that is “perfect for those crisp cool evenings.”

Beer to Drink When It’s Cold Outside is hitting distribution now and will hang around 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 within Westbrook’s distribution footprint in Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee. Prost!

Vital Information for Beer to Drink When It’s Cold Outside from Westbrook Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; early November 2021
Style – Black Lager
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Hops – Czech Saaz
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, New York & Tennessee
Beer Finder – https://westbrookbrewing.com/beer-finder/

TrimTab Brewing & Two Tides Brewing Collaborate on The Body Electric IPA

TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of The Body Electric, an IPA collaboration with Two Tides Brewing Co. (Savannah, Georgia), on Friday, November 12.

The first collaboration to come out of TrimTab’s Light Visions Collection that is “Always new. Always fresh. Brewed for seekers of superior hops,” The Body Electric is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale featuring Mosaic and Sabro hops, Sabro Lupulin Powder and Guava. The Body Electric clocks in at 7% ABV.

The Body Electric will debut at TrimTab Brewing on Friday, November 12 and will enter distribution at or around that date. 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 Alabama and Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for The Body Electric from TrimTab Brewing & Two Tides Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Light Visions Collection; November 12, 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Hops – Mosaic, Sabro & Sabro Lupulin Powder
Added Ingredients – Guava
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

Boulevard Brewing Co. Introduces Sugarwood Baklava as its Newest Fall Treat

Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will release Sugarwood Baklava as its latest Limited Release in early November 2021.

A delightful combination of “Northeast meets middle east by way of Kentucky,” Sugarwood Baklava is a Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Brown Ale that possesses a “big maple and bourbon aroma [supporting] the rich powerhouse combination of pecan, whiskey, and sweet honey malt flavors.” Coming in at a smooth sipping 14.2% ABV, Sugarwood Baklava has “all of the sensory experience of decadent baklava, minus the sticky fingers.”

Sugarwood Baklava is rolling out now and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Missouri and throughout the rest of Boulevard’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Sugarwood Baklava from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; early November 2021
Style – Imperial Brown Ale
ABV – 14.2%
IBUs – 13
Malts – Pilsner, Cara 300, Simpson Dark, Carafa 3, Oats, Wheat, Pils & Vienna
Hops – Columbus
Added Ingredients – Pecan & maple
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels for 8 to 12 months
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/finder/