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

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Set to Release Everything Is (Mosaic)

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Everything Is (Mosaic) on Friday, October 9.

Dropping as the latest installment in Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s rotating series of “true” dry-hopped Pilsners single-hopped with “a hop variety typically found in IPAs,” Everything Is (Mosaic) . . . no surprise here . . . is a Pilsner featuring Mosaic hops. According to Hopslist, Mosaic hops “have high alpha acids but low cohumulone which makes them pleasantly hoppy, carrying flavors of mango, pine, citrus and herbs and aromas of tropical and stone fruit.” Everything Is (Mosaic) comes in 5.2% ABV.

Everything Is (Mosaic) will debut in the Taproom at Creature Comforts on October 9 and distribution will begin at or around 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 within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Everything Is (Mosaic) from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Everything Is Series; October 9, 2020
Style – Pilsner
ABV – 5.2%
Featured Hops – Mosaic
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Georgia

Tröegs Independent Brewing Introduces HopCyclone Hazy DIPA as New Limited Release

Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of HopCyclone in late September/early October 2020.

Named after the Hop Cyclone technology Tröegs uses to circulate and churn the hops properly throughout the fermenter to ensure that the “[hop] oils hit every last drop of beer,” HopCyclone is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale that establishes a hazy foundation with a “grain bill of pilsner malt, Vienna malt and wheat” and is generously hopped with a “combination of Citra, Sabro, Sultana and Simcoe” hops. Coming in at 9% ABV, HopCyclone offers a sensory experience featuring “heroic hop flavor and low bitterness.”

HopCyclone is rolling out now and will last only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this new Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Tröegs Independent Brewing’s full distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for HopCyclone from Tröegs Independent Brewing

Release – Limited/Once A Year Series; late September/early October 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 9%
Hops – Citra, Sabro, Sultana & Simcoe
Malts – Pilsner, Wheat, Vienna & Unmalted Wheat
Yeast – London 3
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://troegs.com/beers/brew-finder/

We taste: HopCyclone Hazy Double IPA from Tröegs Independent Brewing on Vimeo

Oskar Blues Brewery Brings the Crispness to Fall With Release of Slow Chill Dunkel

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Slow Chill Dunkel in early October 2020.

Here to round out Oskar Blues Brewery’s 2020 Slow Chill Series of crisp, clean lagers, Slow Chill Dunkel is a German-style Dunkel Lager that has “Pilsner and Munich malts create rich aromatics of honey and brown sugar” while notes of “fresh baked wheat-bready goodness [wash] over the palate with notes of toffee, pie crust and biscuit.” Coming in at 5% ABV, Slow Chill Dunkel “forecasts a crisp maltiness reminiscent of fall mornings in the Rocky Mountains.”

Slow Chill Dunkel is rolling out now and will be hanging around for a limited time this fall. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering 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 nationwide distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Slow Chill Dunkel from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Seasonal/Slow Chill Series; early October 2020
Style – German-style Dunkel Lager
ABV – 5%
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/

Stone Brewing’s New-Look Xocoveza Returns for Seasonal Release

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of its fan-favorite Stone Xocoveza, an Imperial Mocha Stout inspired by Oaxacan Hot Chocolate, in late September/early October 2020.

First introduced in 2014 as a special collaboration project and now annually released with the “same divine recipe” packed with only the highest quality ingredients, Stone Xocoveza is an Imperial Stout featuring coffee from Ritual Coffee, cocoa from Belyzium Craft Chocolate, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and lactose. Coming in at a comforting and sip-worthy 8.1% ABV, Stone Xocoveza is back to help you “embrace . . . shorter days and longer nights.”

“We trialed some new coffees from a few suppliers for this year’s Stone Xocoveza,” explained Steve Gonzalez, Stone Senior Manager of Brewing & Innovation – Small Batch. “The clear standout was Sítio Cafe Forte, a Brazilian coffee roasted by Ritual. The chocolate notes of the beans piqued our interest, and when we pilot brewed the beer with this coffee, the results really blew us away. Ritual is a company that has a well-deserved reputation not only for quality, but also sustainable sourcing and a commitment to diversity.”

Stone Xocoveza is available now in California and full distribution is scheduled to begin on October 5. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles – cans and bottles will both be adorned with newly redesigned label artwork – and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Xocoveza from Stone Brewing

Release – Seasonal/Special Release; returning late September/early October 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 8.1%
IBUs – 50
Added Ingredients – Coffee from Ritual Coffee, cocoa from Belyzium Craft Chocolate, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg & lactose
Fun Fact – On the coffee chosen for the 2020 batch of Stone Xocoveza: “High quality ingredients are the key to the nuanced flavors of Stone Xocoveza. This year, Stone proudly partnered with Ritual Coffee, a fully independent, woman-owned roasting company. Ritual is known for its seasonally fresh, single-origin coffees purchased directly from farmers and producers. In the same way that Stone defined the West Coast Style IPA, Ritual pioneered coffee’s West Coast Style of light roasting that pushes the boundaries of what coffee can be. Sound familiar? This relationship is intentional and nothing short of perfect.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

New Realm Brewing Set to Release 2020 Batch of Oaxaca Choca

New Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Oaxaca Choca, an Imperial Mexican Chocolate Stout, on October 6.

Back for its third year to celebrate Halloween, Día de los Muertos and the winter season as a whole, Oaxaca Choca (pronounced: WAHA-
KA CHA-KA) is an Imperial Stout “brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, chili peppers & locally roasted cacao nibs from . . . Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate.” Weighing in at a warming 10.7% ABV, Oaxaca Choca is a “ridiculously tasty winter warmer [that] sips like a cup of Mexican hot cocoa with just enough spice to balance the sweet.”

“Our brewing team nails this beer every year. The combination of a great Imperial Stout recipe, locally sourced cacao nibs, cinnamon, vanilla and chilies give this beer a wonderfully complex flavor. It’s one of our favorite releases all year long, and it’s also great as a cellar beer with a bit of age on it – perfect for vertical tastings!”
Mitch Steele, Brewmaster and Co- Founder of New Realm Brewing

Oaxaca Choca is scheduled to officially return on October 6 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 New Realm’s distribution footprint in Georgia and Virginia. Prost!

Vital Information for Oaxaca Choca from New Realm Brewing Company

Release – Limited; October 6, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 10.7%
Added Ingredients – Chili peppers, cinnamon, vanilla, locally roasted cacao nibs & lactose sugar
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://newrealmbrewing.com/beer-finder/

Tröegs Independent Brewing Gets in the Fall Spirit with Return of Master of Pumpkins

Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Master of Pumpkins in late September 2020.

Brewed each year to capture the comforting essence of autumn, Master of Pumpkins is a Pumpkin Ale featuring 3,000 pounds of Pennsylvania longneck pumpkins – “grown especially for Tröegs at nearby Strites Orchard” – that the “brewery kitchen staff roasts . . . in-house and passes them off to the brewing team, who purees the entire lot and adds it right into the mash tun.” Coming in at 7.5% ABV, Master of Pumpkins is a “subtly spiced pumpkin ale featuring notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel and vanilla.”

Master of Pumpkins is rolling out now and will hang around only as long as supplies last this fall. 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 Tröegs Independent Brewing’s full distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Master of Pumpkins from Tröegs Independent Brewing

Release – Limited/Once A Year Series; late September – October 2020
Style – Pumpkin Ale
ABV – 7.5%
Malts – Munich, Pilsner & Special B
Hops – German Northern Brewer
Added Ingredients – Pennsylvania longneck pumpkins, cinnamon, clove, ginger & nutmeg
Yeast – French Saison
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://troegs.com/beers/brew-finder/

Cascade Brewing Introduces Encyclopedia Botanica As Newest Sour Ale Project

Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Encyclopedia Botanica 2018 on Friday, October 2.

Named after the “encyclopedic collection of seeds, berries, spices, flowers, and fruit” featured in the recipe, Encyclopedia Botanica is a “sour blond ale aged in oak wine barrels for up to two years with late infusions of elderflowers, orange peel and Cascade’s own unique blend of gin botanicals.” Coming in at 8.7% ABV, Encyclopedia Botanica comes together to be a “cocktail-inspired sour beer blend [that] delivers a comprehensive compendium of flavors from A to Z.”

Encyclopedia Botanica 2018 will debut at Cascade’s two Portland pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House and Lodge at Cascade Brewing – on October 2 and distribution will follow shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 500ml champagne bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Encyclopedia Botanica (2018) from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited; October 2, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 8.7%
Treatment – Sour blond ale aged in oak wine barrels for up to two years with late infusions of elderflowers, orange peel & Cascade’s own unique blend of gin botanicals
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft

Yuengling Sends Hershey’s Chocolate Porter Out for Wide Release

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. (Pottsville, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Hershey’s Chocolate Porter, a special collaboration project with The Hershey Company (Hershey, Pennsylvania), in late September 2020.

First introduce as a limited, draft-only release in 2019 and now back in 2020 for all of Yuengling’s distribution territory to enjoy in bottles and on draft, Hershey’s Chocolate Porter is an American Porter that “combines Yuengling’s nearly 200-year old Dark Brewed Porter recipe with the world-famous taste of Hershey’s chocolate.” Coming in at a smooth 4.7% ABV, Hershey’s Chocolate Porter offers a decadent sensory experience that “artfully [blends] Hershey’s iconic chocolate flavor with caramel and dark roasted malts for a smooth, rich and delightfully chocolaty finish.”

“Last year we were overwhelmed by the excitement and passion expressed by our fans for our first-ever collaboration beer,” said Jennifer Yuengling, Vice President of Operations and 6th Generation Brewer, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.  “We heard our fans and saw consumers, near and far, scrambling to get their hands on a taste of Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter.  So, in keeping with our 191-year tradition of listening to our loyal fans, we decided to release our Chocolate Porter across our entire footprint and in bottles for even more consumers 21+ to enjoy.”

“We’re happy to work with Yuengling to expand the availability of the chocolate porter and, better yet the Yuengling Hershey’s chocolate porter is available in bottles for the first time.  Now our fans will be able to enjoy this one-of-a-kind beer collaboration in the comfort of their homes,” said Ernie Savo, senior director global licensing, The Hershey Company.

Hershey’s Chocolate Porter will begin rolling out in late September 2020 and is scheduled to stick around through February of 2021. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of Yuengling’s 22-state distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Hershey’s Chocolate Porter from D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.

Release – Seasonal; late September 2020 – February 2021
Style – American Porter
ABV – 4.7%
Calories – 180
Added Ingredients – Hershey’s chocolate
Suggested Pairings – “The liquid pairs well with everything from barbequed and smoked meats, to cheeses and desserts – perfect for any holiday celebration, while offering fans a truly premium drinking experience.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.yuengling.com/find-our-beer/