DuClaw Brewing Co. Hits Summer with Seasonal Release of Palomania!

DuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Palomania! in late May 2022.

Inspired by the classic Paloma cocktail, Palomania! is a Gose-style Ale “crafted with grapefruit and lime, topped off with a dash of salt.” Coming in at 5.5% ABV, Palomania! will “surround your senses with refreshing sips of crisp, sweet citrus.”

Palomania! is rolling out now and will hang around a bit during the summer months. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 12 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 Palomania! from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal; late May 2022
Style – Gose
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 9
Malts – Pilsner, Unmalted Raw Wheat & Red Wheat
Hops – Tettnanger & Motueka
Added Ingredients – Grapefruit, lime & salt
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

New Realm Brewing & Blackberry Smoke Collaborate on New American Lager

New Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Blackberry Smoke American Lager, a special collaboration project with Blackberry Smoke, in late May 2022.

Brewed to celebrate the band’s 21st birthday, Blackberry Smoke is an American Lager brewed with “all American malts.” Coming in at 4.5% ABV, Blackberry Smoke is “clean, crisp, and refreshing with just enough character to provide a smokin’ great beer experience.”

“I’ve been a big fan of Blackberry Smoke since I started listening to them several years ago, so I was thrilled when we started exploring a partnership with them. It’s been really fun to get to know their team they are all wonderful people,” said Mitch Steele, Co-Founder and Brewmaster of New Realm. “We selected a fantastic lager beer recipe that we think the fans of the band (The Blackberry Smoke Brothers and Sisters official fan club) will love. It’s so great to be able to celebrate this milestone with the Blackberry Smoke family that are so passionate. I am looking forward to the success of our partnership!”

“We are so proud to partner with a company like New Realm Brewing,” said Brit Turner, drummer and co-founder of Blackberry Smoke. “We have wanted to create a Blackberry Smoke beer for a long time.  A crafted American lager is something we know our fans will enjoy and to do it with an Atlanta company like New Realm is really special.  We can’t wait for all the friends, family, brothers and sisters to try it.”

Blackberry Smoke is rolling out now and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 16 oz. cans & on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within New Realm’s distribution footprint in Georgia, Virginia, and Lowcountry South Carolina. Prost!

Vital Information for Blackberry Smoke from New Realm Brewing Company

Release – Limited; late May 2022
Style – American Lager
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 15
Additional Info – “In addition to the collaboration beer, New Realm will be official partners with Blackberry Smoke in several events and activations benefiting the bands cherished non-profit work. In 2009, Brit Turner, drummer for Blackberry Smoke, was on tour in Europe when he was given devastating news. Brit’s daughter, Lana Turner, had been diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that develops from nerve tissue. Only three at the time, tumors had taken over 97 percent of her body. Brit and his wife, Shannon, were resolved to fight the disease and in 2011, Lana’s cancer had gone into remission. It was then that Brit’s commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of children was born and that The Lana Turner Foundation (LTF) was created. Brit and his band Blackberry Smoke leveraged their fame to generate donations which fund LTF with the mission of providing funding for CURE’s research initiatives and patient and family support.”
Availability – 6-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia, Virginia & Lowcountry South Carolina
Beer Finder – https://newrealmbrewing.com/beer-finder/

Woven Water Brewing Co. Set to Release Cans of Ausländer Hefeweizen

Woven Water Brewing Company (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that Ausländer will return – this time with availability in cans – on Friday, May 20.

Back to slay these summer temps with straight up refreshment, Ausländer is a German-style Hefeweizen rockin’ a “soft mouth feel, with bold notes of bubble gum, clove, and banana.” Coming in at 5.5% ABV, Ausländer is the traditional crusher you have been looking for.

Ausländer is scheduled to release on May 20 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release at Woven Water Brewing Company with availability in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft. Prost!

Vital Information for Ausländer from Woven Water Brewing Company

Release – Limited; May 20, 2022
Style – German-style Hefeweizen
ABV – 5.5%
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Shiner Beer Adds ¡Órale! Mexican-style Lager to Portfolio

Shiner Beer (Shiner, Texas) has officially announced that it will introduce ¡Órale!, Mexican-Style Cerveza, in May 2022.

Developed to serve as “a rallying cry for an adventurous day or night out,” ¡Órale! is a Mexican-style Lager “crafted with premium 2-row malt and Lager yeast and brewed with agave.” Coming in at 4.5% ABV, ¡Órale! is “crisp and sessionable, pairing especially well with spicy, flavorful foods.”

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to combine my Mexican heritage with a Mexican style lager bearing the Shiner label and the Spoetzl Brewery’s commitment to quality,” says Carlos Alvarez, CEO of The Gambrinus Company in San Antonio, TX, who acquired the Spoetzl Brewery in 1989. “I know Shiner fans will enjoy ¡Orale! – a word that expresses so much in the Spanish language.”

¡Órale! is rolling out now and will be available Year-Round in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles. You can expect to find this new offering at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Texas and throughout the rest of Shiner’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for ¡Órale! from Shiner Beer

Release – Year-Round; launching May 2022
Style – Mexican-style Lager
ABV – 4.5%
Added Ingredients – Agave
Fun Fact – “So what does ¡Órale! mean? It’s an authentically Mexican term that can be a greeting, a question, an affirmation or a call to action. In the case of ¡Orale! Mexican-Style Cerveza, it’s a rallying cry for an adventurous day or night out. It’s not a simple ‘yes,’ but an enthusiastic ‘Hell Yes!’ to the wild ideas, crazy schemes and incredible escapades that will take the ordinary into something completely unforgettable.”
Availability –
6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://shiner.com/find

Stone Brewing Brings Back RuinTen Triple IPA for a Limited Time

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Stone RuinTen Triple IPA in early May 2022.

Back after being named the “#1 voted choice in Stone’s 2022 Fan Favorites Series of six special releases,” Stone RuinTen Triple IPA is an Imperial/Triple India Pale Ale that employs a “combination of Centennial and Citra hops [that] make for an abundance of tropical fruity flavors right up front.” Weighing in at 10.8% ABV and 110 IBUs, Stone RuinTen Triple IPA has “a pleasant maltiness [that] balances the hops and the experience finishes with that long, lingering, gloriously ruinous finish that defines the West Coast IPA style.”

“In Stone’s early days, we’d brew our hoppiest beer yet to celebrate each anniversary, which led to Stone Ruination IPA,” explained Jeremy Moynier, Stone Brewing Senior Manager of Brewing & Supply Chain and 18-year veteran of the brewery. “That shot to another stratosphere with Stone RuinTen. I absolutely love the extreme dankness, pine and resin that assaults you up front. It finishes with intense fruit, hints of malt, sweetness and has just a touch of warming, reminding you that this is a big beer. Every sip transports me to hop harvest where intense hop aromas hit you wherever you go!”

Stone RuinTen Triple IPA is out now 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, 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited/Special; May 2022
Style – Imperial/Triple India Pale Ale
ABV – 10.8%
IBUs – 110
Featured Hops – Magnum, Centennial & Citra
Fun Fact – “Brewed in 2012 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the first full-time brewed & bottled West Coast style Double IPA on the planet — Stone Ruination IPA. It was a thrill to pay homage to a beer already well known for its off-the-charts levels of bitter hoppiness by amping it up even further, and our brewers rose to that challenge. Now ten years later, fans are still clamoring for this beautifully bitter beer. So in honor of those who voted to bring this 10.8% monster back, may this ‘stage dive into a mosh pit of hops’ be every bit as gloriously ruinous as ever.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready


Full Sail Brewing Introduces Believing is Seeing DIPA as Latest Seasonal Release

Full Sail Brewing Co. (Hood River, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Believing is Seeing Double IPA in late April 2022.

Arriving as the newest offering to come out of Full Sail’s Strong Current IPA Series, Believing is Seeing is a West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale that has “pale malt and oats combine to create a deep golden base to showcase huge Azacca and Citra hop additions.” Coming in at 8.5% ABV and 55 IBUs, Believing is Seeing “explodes with big tropical fruit, spicy mango, and tangerine aromas.”

“The beer was so unbelievably tasty we just had to share it with our beer friends and fans in 16 oz cans,” said Brewmaster Greg Doss. “Expect big tropical fruit, spicy mango, and tangerine aromas that explode your senses (in a good way),” added Doss. Pale malt combined with oats were used to create a deep golden base to showcase huge Azacca and Citra hop additions. Believing is Seeing is high on hop aromatics yet perfectly balanced and goes down so smooth well, it’s hard to imagine, you will just have to taste it yourself.

Believing is Seeing is out now and scheduled to hang around through June 2022. You can expect to find this new Seasonal Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Oregon and throughout the rest of Full Sail’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Believing is Seeing from Full Sail Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal/Strong Current IPA Series; April – June 2022
Style – West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 55
Featured Hops – Azacca & Citra
Fun Fact – “Our small batch, Strong Current rotating Double IPA series brewed in Hood River, Oregon, is inspired by our commitment to the environment, ingredients, geography, heritage and taste. Our four offerings in the series include Haze of the Gods from January to May, new Believing is Seeing from April to June, then comes a new summer IPA offering from July to September, followed by Wreck the Halls, a hoppy holiday Double IPA from mid-September to December.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://fullsailbrewing.com/where-to-buy/

21st Amendment Brewery Adds Coaster Pils to Year-Round Portfolio

21st Amendment Brewery (San Francisco, California) has officially announced that Coaster Pils will join its Year-Round lineup in late April 2022.

Developed to be a “magical portal into an amusement park of flavor and fun,” Coaster Pils is a Hoppy Pilsner that features Simcoe hops “for their passionfruit and pine resin aroma, and built on premium pilsner malt for that classic cracker bread flavor.” Clocking in at 5.4% ABV and 35 IBUs, Coaster Pils “encourages beer lovers to strap in, raise your hands in the air and take a ride into refreshment with the most drinkable beer you’ve ever hoppened upon.”

“Hoppy Pilsners are wonderfully clear and bright with their straw color and tight white bubbles. There is a reason this style is popular and exciting right now. It has a snappy flavor, crisp lines and wonderful hoppy flavors and aromas. We’ve put our own handcrafted spin on it by dry-hopping Coaster Pils with American aroma hops Simcoe and Mosaic with their notes of citrus, passionfruit and apricot. All those elements are brought forth with the German lager yeast we use with its floral and fruity aromas and clean flavors. I’ve been drawn to great pilsners in the summer or really at any time forever; in fact I am enjoying one right now while we are talking about it for this press release,” says Shaun O’Sullivan, Co-Founder and Brewmaster at 21st Amendment Brewery.

Nico Freccia, 21st Amendment COO and Co-Founder, says, “Coaster Pils is very tasty, refreshing, quenching and highly drinkable. We can all relate to hot summer days, when the local fair pulls into town and we can hop onto a roller coaster and escape from daily stresses and enjoy a delicious taste of summer. Our goal is to bring you ‘Summer In a Can’ year-round and Coaster Pils is a great complement to our other classic brews like Hell or High Watermelon Wheat, Brew Free! Or Die Blood Orange and our original Mexican-style lager, El Sully.”

Coaster Pils is available now in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round at craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, California and throughout the rest of 21st Amendment’s 34-state distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Coaster Pils from 21st Amendment Brewery

Release – Year-Round; launching late April 2022
Style – Hoppy Pilsner
ABV – 5.4%
IBUs – 35
Malts – Premium Pilsner & Carafoam
Hops – Northern Brewer & Simcoe
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.21st-amendment.com/find-some

Brewery Ommegang Sends Oak Aged Tripel Out for a Limited Release

Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, New York) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Oak Aged Tripel in May 2022.

A beer that once again displays Ommegang’s Belgian heritage, Oak Aged Tripel is a Belgian-style Tripel spiced with sweet orange peel, coriander and licorice root and then aged on American Oak chips. Although it clocks in at a sizable 9% ABV, Oak Aged Tripel surprisingly remains “an easy-drinking strong ale, brimming with vanilla and caramelized sugar.”

Oak Aged Tripel is scheduled to arrive in May 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, New York and throughout the rest of Ommegang’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Oak Aged Tripel from Brewery Ommegang

Release – Limited; May 2022
Style – Belgian-style Tripel
ABV – 9%
IBUs – 27
Malts – 2-Row Barley & Caramel Malt
Hops – Styrian Goldings & Citra
Added Ingredients – Sweet orange peel, coriander & licorice root
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.ommegang.com/beer-finder/

Allagash Brewing Adds Seconds to Summer to Seasonal Lineup

Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Seconds to Summer in May 2022.

Here to add some crisp hoppiness to your summer, Seconds to Summer is a style-crossing Lager that features “traditional hops from the Czech Republic and [is] fermented with Belgian yeast.” Coming in at 4.5% ABV, Seconds to Summer “boasts a refreshingly hoppy flavor that you’ll be sipping all summer long.”

“Seconds to Summer was one of our most popular pilot beers in recent memory,” said Jason Perkins, Brewmaster at Allagash. “Our team unanimously loved this easy-drinking lager, and are really excited to be able to enjoy it during the summer.”

Seconds to Summer will launch in early May 2022 and is scheduled to hang around throughout the summer months. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 12-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer focused establishments located in Florida, Maine and throughout the rest of Allagash’s full distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Seconds to Summer from Allagash Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Seasonal; launching May 2022
Style – Lager
ABV – 4.5%
Malts – Pilsner & Carapils
Hops – Czech Saaz & Czech Kazbek
Yeast – Belgian Lager
Suggested Glassware – Chalice
Availability – 12-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.allagash.com/beer-finder/

The Original 40 Brewing Company Sets Date for Limited Release of Rafiki’s Ritual Imperial Stout

The Original 40 Brewing Company (San Diego, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release of Rafiki’s Ritual Barrel-aged Imperial Stout and Cocoa & Vanilla Rafiki’s Ritual on May 7, 2022.

Crafted to be the epitome of decadence, Rafiki’s Ritual (12% ABV) is an Imperial Stout – “brewed at over 40 plato before the yeast started their work converting half of the sugar to alcohol” – that was aged in Bourbon barrels for over 30 months. To take it one step further, a portion of this tasty treat was set aside to be hit with “a large amount of three types of cocoa and Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans” to create Cocoa & Vanilla Rafiki’s Ritual. This treatment creates “aromas of bourbon and chocolate . . . alongside notes of sweet caramel and shortbread cookie” as notes of “creme brulee, toasted marshmallow, brown sugar and coffee lead into a clean bourbon chapter that refreshingly cleanses the palate. Just when you think the ritual is complete, the sweet notes return with touches of roast and bourbon cask.”

Rafiki’s Ritual and Cocoa & Vanilla Rafiki’s Ritual will release at The Original 40 Brewing Company (3117 University Avenue San Diego, CA, 92104) on May 7th starting at 11 a.m. Both of these Limited Release brews are brewery exclusive releases and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Rafiki’s Ritual from The Original 40 Brewing Company

Release – Limited; May 7, 2022
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12%
Treatment – Aged for 30 months in Bourbon Barrels
Added Ingredients (Cocoa & Vanilla Rafiki’s Ritual only) – Three types of cocoa & Madagascar vanilla bourbon vanilla beans
Fun Fact – “This imperial stout bottle release will be award-winning Head Brewer, Cosimo Sorrentino’s last creation with The Original 40 team. Sorrentino departs the North Park-based brewery for a new journey in Texas on May 7th. In honor of his departure, Rafiki’s Ritual will be released on May 7th and each bottle will have Sorrentino’s signature on it.”
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery only