Heavy Seas Beer Brews Up a Quadruple IPA to Serve as its 24 Anniversary Ale

IMG_0308Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will recognize 24 years of craft brewing with the Limited Release of 24 Anniversary Ale: Quadruple IPA in early December 2019.

Created to be Heavy Seas Beer’s “really big way of saying thank you” to their fans for 24 years of support, 24 Anniversary Ale: Quadruple IPA is a Hazy/Juicy Imperial India Pale Ale brewed with “x4 the hops” – a ridiculous amount of Simcoe, Citra, Galaxy and Enigma hops to be exact.  Weighing in at a rather massive 14% ABV and “bursting with notes of grapefruit, orange and ripe stone fruit,” 24 Anniversary Ale “brings a juiciness to every celebration.”

“Heavy Seas is known for making robust, powerful beers and a wide variety of IPA’s,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “Recently, we’ve also been having a lot of fun with hazy, juicy, hoppy beers that have been well received. So, we decided to put it all together for our 24th Anniversary Ale – a 14% ABV, 75 IBU Hazy ‘Quadrupel’ IPA brewed with oats, wheat and hopped to absurd levels with over four pounds per barrel of Citra, Galaxy, Enigma, and Simcoe. There’s enormous buzz in the brewery about this beer. We can’t wait to get it into the hands of all of our fans!”

24 Anniversary Ale: Quadruple IPA will debut at the 24th Anniversary Party in the Heavy Seas Taproom on December 6 and will enter distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. Prost!

Vital Information for 24 Anniversary Ale: Quadruple IPA from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited; December 6, 2019
Style – Hazy/Juicy Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 14%
IBUs – 65
Hops – Simcoe, Citra, Galaxy & Enigma
Malts – 2-Row, Wheat Malt, Flaked Oats & Dextrose
Fun Fact – “The 24 Anniversary Ale label artwork was designed by, Chris Gipple, co-founder of Nightshift Creative and designer for Infinite Rot. Chris will be the new local Baltimore artist the brewery will begin working with in 2020. For 2019, local artist, Owen Murphy of One Drop Design Studio, designed both the 23rd Anniversary Ale label and all labels for the brewery’s 15 Barrel Brewhouse taproom exclusive can releases.”
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Florida, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC, & West Virginia

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New Realm Brewing Continues Wooded Reserve Series with Release of Golden Pastry Stout

newrealmlogo2New Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Bottle Release for Golden Pastry Stout, the latest release in the brewery’s Wooded Reserve Series, in its Atlanta Taproom on Tuesday, November 5.

Arriving as the second release in New Realm’s Wooded Reserve Barrel Aged Series, Golden Pastry Stout is a White/Golden Stout that has been “aged seven months in Barbados Rum Barrels with coffee & cacao.”  This treatment gives the beer “layers of coffee, rum, vanilla and oak notes with hints of cocoa.” Weighing in at 10.5% ABV, the “complex yet simple” Golden Pastry Stout offers a “subtle sweetness [that accentuates] the coffee and cocoa perfectly.”

Golden Pastry Stout will officially release in New Realm Brewing Company’s Atlanta Taproom (550 Somerset Terrace NE | Unit 101 | Atlanta, Georgia) on November 5, 2019. This special release is limited to only five cases of 500ml bottles (limit of one bottle per person), and your best bet to secure your bottle of Golden Pastry Stout is by reserving in advance through CraftCellr (click here to do so **UPDATE** Pre-order is officially sold out **UPDATE**). These bottles are guaranteed to disappear with a quickness, so be sure to lock yours down ASAP. A limited amount of Golden Pastry Stout will also be available on draft during the release. Prost!

Vital Information for Golden Pastry Stout from New Realm Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Wooded Reserve Barrel Aged Series; November 5, 2019
Style – White Stout
ABV – 10.5%
Added Ingredients – Coffee & cacao
Treatment – Aged for seven months in Barbados Rum Barrels
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft
Distribution – None; Taproom only release
Reserve Online – https://newrealm.craftcellr.com/

Iron Fist Brewing Adds Hessian Session S-IPA to Small Batch Experiments Series

IronFistLogoIron Fist Brewing Company (Vista, California) has officially announced that Hessian Session S-IPA, a Session IPA with Kaffir lime leaf, is dropping now to serve as the ninth release in the brewery’s 2019 Small Batch Experiments Series.

Brewed to be a “traditional West Coast classic,” Hessian Session is a West Coast-style Session India Pale Ale that has “a Pilsner malt and a top secret undisclosed malt [meet] Mt Hood, Citra, Amarillo, and Cascade hops.” To put a unique spin on the style, the beer was then “dry hopped with Kaffir Lime Leaf, letting the beer simply rest on the leaf to allow everything to break down and release that great, yet subtle flavor out.”  Weighing in at a slightly higher ABV than most Session IPAs, this special brew has been named Hessian Session “because only heavy hitting sketchy hessians are going to pound a 5% [ABV] beer as a session.”

“After our last few higher abv and heavy hopped beers, we decided to brew something a little more sessionable with a big aroma – something they could easily pair with everything from tacos to curries. It’s really what the whole brewing team wants to be drinking right now.”

 

– Tom Garcia, Brewmaster at Iron Fist Brewing Company

Hessian Session S-IPA will hit Iron Fist Brewing Company’s Vista and Barrio Logan taprooms in late October 2019.  This Limited Release offering will be available in limited-edition 12 oz. cans and on draft. Like all Small Batch Experiments, Hessian Session S-IPA is a taproom exclusive that will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Hessian Session S-IPA from Iron Fist Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Small Batch Experiments Series; late October 2019
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 5%
IBUs – 46
Featured Hops – Mt Hood, Citra, Amarillo & Cascade
Added Ingredients – Kaffir lime leaf
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Available exclusively in Iron Fist’s Vista and Barrio Logan taprooms

Hidden Springs Ale Works Schedules Bottle Release for March of the Damned

HiddenSpringslogoHidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Bottle Release for March of the Damned Barrel-aged Imperial Stout in its Tasting Room at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 26.

Here to expose Hidden Springs Ale Works fans to a bit of the infernal just in time for Halloween, March of the Damned is a Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with churros and vanilla added. Just as warm and dark as hell, March of the Damned “wants to lead you down into the depths of darkness.”

The bottle release for March of the Damned will take place at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N. Franklin St. | Tampa, Florida) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 26. Bottles will cost $30 each and the brewery will announce the bottle limit 15 minutes before opening. Cash is preferred, but cards will be accepted.

A few things to keep in mind if you plan to attend this bottle release:

  • March of the Damned WILL NOT be available on draft during this release, but the Tap Room will be open and pouring “some extra rad stuff”
  • This event will also feature limited edition merch (details to come)
  • Parking is available up and down Franklin St., on Henderson just west of Tampa, and on 7th Ave. There are also paid lots located across the street from the brewery and under the I-275 overpass
  • Once you are in line, make sure that you hug the wall near the door on Henderson so that foot traffic will not be affected on the sidewalks
  • Above all, please be respectful of the brewery’s neighbors

March of the Damned will not see distribution and is sure to draw sellout crowds during its release.  If you wish to do the dance macabre with a bottle of March of the Damned this Halloween Season, just make sure that you are in line by the final head count on Saturday morning. Prost!

New Realm Brewing Shows Out with Limited Release of Tyrannosaurus Flex Hazy Double IPA

NewRealmFlexNew Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for Tyrannosaurus Flex Hazy Double IPA on Tuesday, October 29.

Developed as a means of showcasing New Realm’s strength in the IPA kingdom, Tyrannosaurus Flex is a Hazy Double India Pale Ale hopped exclusively with New Zealand hops – Motueka and Rakau – and fermented with Norwegian Kviek yeast to create a “cretaceous amount of juicy, fruity notes such as mango, pineapple, peach, apricot and citrus . . . balanced with an herbal, piney and lightly dank full body.”  Weighing in at an imposing 8.5% ABV, the “hazy beast” that is Tyrannosaurus Flex is primed to show that it is “the ruler of the realm!”

Tyrannosaurus Flex will officially release in New Realm Brewing Company’s Atlanta Taproom (550 Somerset Terrace NE | Unit 101 | Atlanta, Georgia) on October 29, 2019.  A limited supply of Tyrannosaurus Flex will be available for purchase in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft.  If you would like to secure your stash of this Limited Release in advance, you can do so through CraftCellr (click here to do so).  Prost!

Vital Information for Tyrannosaurus Flex from New Realm Brewing Company

Release – Limited; October 29, 2019
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Featured Hops – Motueka & Rakau
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None; Only available at New Realm Brewing Company’s Atlanta Taproom location
Reserve Online – https://newrealm.craftcellr.com/

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Three Taverns Craft Brewery Set for Limited Can Release of Lazy Sonker

threetavernslogoThree Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for its highly sought-after Lazy Sonker, a blueberry cobbler-themed Sour Ale, on Saturday, October 26.

Inspired by the “North Carolina indigenous and delicious soupy mess of fruit and crust known as a sonker (aka cobbler),” Lazy Sonker is a Sour Ale that boasts additions of blueberry, cinnamon, vanilla, and cream.” Weighing in at 5% ABV, Lazy Sonker is here to ease you into fall with all the down-home warmth you would expect from its namesake confection.

Lazy Sonker will officially release in The Parlour at Three Taverns Craft Brewery on October 26.  This Limited Release offering will be available on draft & in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans (limit two (2) 6-packs per person).  This offering is pretty much guaranteed to sell out, but you can reserve yours now via CraftCellr (click here to do so). If the pre-sale on CraftCellr happens to sell out, the brewery will still have a limited amount of 6-packs available for walk-ins day of the release.  Prost!

Vital Information for Lazy Sonker from Three Taverns Craft Brewery

Release – Limited/Sour Asylum Series; October 26, 2019
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 5%
Added Ingredients – Blueberry, cinnamon, vanilla & cream
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None; Taproom only release
Reserve Online – https://threetaverns.craftcellr.com/

Brew Bus Brewing & Orpheus Brewing Collaborate on Softly Shimmer Hazy IPA

BrewBusOrpheusBrew Bus Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Softly Shimmer, a Hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia), in mid-October 2019.

Collaboratively cooked up at Brew Bus Brewing to commemorate Orpheus Brewing’s recent distribution expansion to Central Florida, Softly Shimmer is a Hazy India Pale Ale that brings together “pillowy mounds of Cashmere and Galaxy hops.” Best enjoyed fresh, Softly Shimmer (6.1% ABV) is “full of tropical fruit goodness” that is sure to “softly shimmer” in the Florida sun.

Softly Shimmer officially released in Brew Bus Brewing’s Tasting Room (4101 N Florida Ave | Tampa, Florida) on October 15 with availability in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft.  This Limited Release will only be available as long as supplies last. Softly Shimmer is currently only available in Brew Bus Brewing’s Tasting Room, and there is no word at this time if it will hit distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Softly Shimmer from Brew Bus Brewing & Orpheus Brewing

Release – Limited; October 15, 2019
Style – Hazy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.1%
Featured Hops – Cashmere & Galaxy
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None; Tasting Room only

New Realm Brewing Launches Barrel Aged Series with Release of Pastry Blonde Strong Ale

newrealmlogo2New Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a highly limited bottle release for Pastry Blonde Strong Ale, the first release in the brewery’s Wooded Reserve Barrel Aged Series, in its Atlanta Taproom on Tuesday, October 22.

Hinted at by New Realm Brewing Company for quite some time, the Wooded Reserve Barrel Aged Series has finally surfaced to represent “the true spirit of brewing exploration and nods back to the original renaissance of beer spurred by the hardworking barrel makers; the coopers.” Meant to be both innovative and historical, this new series harkens back to when nearly “every beer in the 1800’s was barrel aged, and it is from this handmade heritage that [New Realm’s] barrel aged beers are born.”

The first Wooded Reserve release is simply known as Pastry Blonde Strong Ale, “a rich Amber Ale, decadently sweet and aged six months in first use Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels.” This treatment supplies Pastry Blonde Strong Ale (10.6% ABV) with “layers of bourbon, sherry and vanilla notes.”

Pastry Blonde Strong Ale will officially release in New Realm Brewing Company’s Atlanta Taproom (550 Somerset Terrace NE | Unit 101 | Atlanta, Georgia) on October 22, 2019.  This special release is limited to only six cases of 500ml bottles, and your best bet to secure your stash of Pastry Blonde Strong Ale is by reserving in advance through CraftCellr (click here to do so).  These bottles are guaranteed to disappear with a quickness, so be sure to lock yours down ASAP.  Prost!

Vital Information for Pastry Blonde Strong Ale from New Realm Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Wooded Reserve Barrel Aged Series; October 22, 2019
Style – American Strong Ale
ABV – 10.6%
IBUs – 13
Treatment – Aged for six months in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None; Taproom only release
Reserve Online – https://newrealm.craftcellr.com/

 

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Sets Release Date for Concurrence Blend 3

CCBC_Concurrence3StillWeb-Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release of Concurrence Blend 3, a blended barrel-aged Imperial Stout, on September 28.

Arriving as Creature Comforts’ latest “expression of stout, time, and spirits barrels,” Concurrence Blend 3 is a blended Imperial Stout that has been “aged in whiskey barrels with cocoa nibs, chilies, cinnamon, and lactose.”  Coming in at a whopping 12.5% ABV, Concurrence Blend 3 is here to guide you on a journey into “the depths of strong ale.”

Concurrence Blend 3 will release alongside Tulsi (click here for more information) in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (271 W. Hancock Ave. | Athens, Georgia) on Saturday, September 28. This Limited Release offering will be available in 750ml bottles as long as supplies last. Concurrence Blend 3 is a Tasting Room exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Concurrence Blend 3 from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; September 28, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.5%
Treatment – Blend of Imperial Stouts aged in whiskey barrels with cocoa nibs, chilies, cinnamon & lactose 
Availability – 750ml bottles 
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only

 

Pontoon Brewing Set for Can Release of Down with the Thickness Stout

PontoonBrewingLogoPontoon Brewing (Sandy Springs, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for Down With the Thickness on Friday, October 4.

Here to meet the challenge of all those craft beer drinkers who constantly say things like “It’s a good Stout, but it’s a little thin for my liking,” Down With the Thickness is an Imperial Milk Stout laden with notes of hazelnut, chocolate, vanilla and lactose.  Ridiculously full-bodied and weighing in at 9% ABV, this Milk Stout has so much viscosity that you will have no choice but to “get up, come on, get down with the thickness!”

Down With the Thickness will debut on draft at Pontoon Brewing (8601 Dunwoody Place | ​Building 500, Suite 500 | ​Sandy Springs, Georgia) on Thursday, October 3 and the Can Release will take place at the brewery on Friday, October 4.  If you would like to secure your stash in advance, you can get in on the pre-sale by visiting CraftCellrDown With the Thickness will be available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft for as long as supplies last. Prost!

Vital Information for Down With the Thickness from Pontoon Brewing

Release – Limited; October 4, 2019
Style – Imperial Milk/Sweet Stout
ABV – 9%
Added Ingredients – Hazelnut, chocolate, vanilla & lactose
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Tap Room only release. Distribution is not expected