Burial Beer Co. & Resident Culture Collaborate on The Ostensible Realities of Fanatical Unforgiveness

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of The Ostensible Realities of Fanatical Unforgiveness, a special collaboration with Resident Culture Brewing Company (Asheville, North Carolina), on Wednesday, June 1.

Inspired by the wonder found in a “a coconut milk ice cream vegan banana split,” The Ostensible Realities of Fanatical Unforgiveness is a blend of five of Burial’s “finest stout bases” that was then “conditioned upon Thai banana, house toasted coconut, luscious strawberry, Madagascar vanilla bean, and a dose of dry roasted peanuts.” Coming in at 15% ABV, The Ostensible Realities of Fanatical Unforgiveness will have you “[sinking] into heaping scoops of vanilla ice cream topped with molten chocolate syrup, fresh strawberries, vanilla whipped coconut cream, and caramelized banana all with a dash of chopped Virginia peanuts.”

The Ostensible Realities of Fanatical Unforgiveness – available in 500ml bottles – will release at noon on June 1 at Burial’s Asheville location and in the brewery’s online shop, at 2 p.m. at the brewery’s Raleigh taproom, and 4 p.m. in the Charlotte taproom. The Ostensible Realities of Fanatical Unforgiveness is exclusive to Burial locations and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for The Ostensible Realities of Fanatical Unforgiveness from Burial Beer Co. & Resident Culture Brewing Company

Release – Limited; June 1, 2022
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 15%
Added Ingredients – Thai Banana, Strawberry, Toasted Coconut, Vanilla Bean & Peanuts
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Burial locations & online shop only

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

7venth Sun Brewery Begins Limited Can Release of Fantasy Hair League

7venth Sun Brewery (Tampa | Dunedin, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Fantasy Hair League on March 24, 2022.

A special release that “speaks to all who aren’t afraid to embrace their inner unicorn,” Fantasy Hair League is an Imperial Sour Ale rockin’ additions of blueberry, raspberry, maple and marshmallow. This “scrumtrulescent” combination of flavors is sure to “fuel your magic and [allow you to] go forth and spread kindness to all!”

Fantasy Hair League debuted on March 24 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can find Fantasy Hair League – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft – at both 7venth Sun locations – Dunedin and Tampa. Prost!

Vital Information for Fantasy Hair League from 7venth Sun Brewery

Release – Limited; March 24, 2022
Style – Imperial Sour Ale
ABV – ???
Added Ingredients – Blueberry, raspberry, maple & marshmallow
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Available at 7venth Sun’s Dunedin and Tampa locations

Big Storm Brewing Helps End Hunger in Tampa with Limited Release of Hops for Hunger

Big Storm Brewing Co. (Clearwater, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Hops for Hunger, a special collaboration project with Feeding Tampa Bay, on February 3, 2022.

Brewed to assist the “approximately one million people [who] are food insecure in our 10-county region,” Hops for Hunger (4.8% ABV) is a Honey Wheat Orange Ale that will donate “a percentage of every beer sold . . . to better serve our neighbors with the compassion they deserve.” The money raised will assist Feeding Tampa Bay in their mission that had them “[serving] nearly 95 million meals last year.”

Hops for Hunger debuts today and will hang around only as long as supplies last. This Limited Release will be available by the 16 oz. can at Big Storm’s four taprooms – Clearwater, Orlando, Odessa and Cape Coral. Prost!

Vital Information for Hops for Hunger from Big Storm Brewing Co. & Feeding Tampa Bay

Release – Limited; February 3, 2022
Style – American Wheat Ale
ABV – 4.8%
The Mission – A percentage of every beer sold will be donated to Feeding Tampa Bay to better serve our neighbors with the compassion they deserve
Availability – 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Only available at Big Storm’s four taprooms in Clearwater, Orlando, Odessa and Cape Coral


SweetWater Brewing Co. Kicks off the New Year with H.A.Z.Y. 710 Pale Ale

SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will launch H.A.Z.Y. 710 Pale Ale at the start of the 2022.

Expounding upon SweetWater’s love for cannabis-filled holidays, H.A.Z.Y. 710 Pale Ale is a Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale featuring an addition of “the INCOGNITO® hop innovation to deliver a highly assertive tropical fruit and piney hop chop.” Coming in at 5.4% ABV and 37 IBUs, H.A.Z.Y. 710 Pale Ale is a “tasty and aromatic state-of-the-art pale ale [that] won’t be kept under wraps long as your new go-to undercover lover.”

H.A.Z.Y. 710 Pale Ale will launch in January 2022 with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new offering at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Colorado and throughout the rest of SweetWater’s distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for H.A.Z.Y. 710 Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company

Release – ???; launching January 2022
Style – Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale
ABV – 5.4%
IBUs – 37
Featured Hops – INCOGNITO hop product
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.sweetwaterbrew.com/find-sweetwater/

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

Angry Chair Brewing & Cannibal Corpse Collaborate on Follow the Blood Dry Irish Stout

Angry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Follow the Blood, a Dry Irish Stout brewed in collaboration with the Death Metal pioneers at Cannibal Corpse, on November 5, 2021.

Carefully crafted “for crushing at shows, with friends, while performing séances, or whenever you prefer,” Follow the Blood is a Dry Irish Stout brewed with “100% Irish base malt, chocolate, and pale chocolate.” A “classic crushing beer” through and through, Follow the Blood offers “notes of chocolate, heavy double bass, clean roast and screaming guitar riffs.”

Follow the Blood (available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft) will debut at Angry Chair Brewing (6401 N Florida Ave. | Tampa, Florida) on Friday, November 5 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Follow the Blood will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Follow the Blood from Angry Chair Brewing & Cannibal Corpse

Release – Limited; November 5, 2021
Style – Dry Irish Stout
ABV – ???
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “We were very pleased to have Vince Locke in the mix, who created all the infamous Cannibal Corpse album artwork on board to do this label for us.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. can & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Pontoon Brewing Welcomes Spooky Season with Release of Witching Hour Tripel

Pontoon Brewing (Sandy Springs, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Witching Hour on October 1, 2021.

Here to keep the Halloween vibe alive all month long, Witching Hour is a Belgian-style Tripel featuring a “clean malt flavor and a spicy, dry character that is fragrant with bubble gum esters and Belgian candi sugar aromas.” Coming in at a 9% ABV, Witching Hour has lingering “bubblegum, banana and pear fruity esters . . . while finishing dry and warming with alcohol.”

Witching Hour will see a pre-sale on OZNR at 7 p.m. on October 1 (pick up begins at noon on October 2) and distribution will follow shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Pontoon’s distribution footprint in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and Massachusetts. Prost!

Vital Information for Witching Hour from Pontoon Brewing

Release – Limited; October 2021
Style – Belgian-style Tripel
ABV – 9%
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Pre-Sale Link – https://pontoon.oznr.com/
Distribution – Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee & Massachusetts

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. & Woven Water Brewing Collaborate on Ethereal Drift Hazy IPA

Tampa Bay Brewing Company (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Ethereal Drift, a Hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with Woven Water Brewing Company (Tampa, Florida), in late September 2021.

Crafted to capture everyone’s mutual love of hops, Ethereal Drift is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale featuring Talus, BRU-1, Idaho 7 and Citra Cryo hops. Coming in at 7% ABV, Ethereal Drift’s hop profile offers “aromas of pineapple, citrus, and pine resin” followed by “elements of pineapple, yuzu, pink grapefruit and tropical flavors paired with subtle piney-ness.”

Ethereal Drift is rolling out 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 Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s Westchase and Ybor City locations. There is no word at this time as to whether or not Ethereal Drift will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Ethereal Drift from Tampa Bay Brewing Company & Woven Water Brewing Company

Release – Limited; late September 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Talus, BRU-1, Idaho 7 & Citra Cryo
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft

Burial Beer Co. Announces Return of Thresher Coffee Saison

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Thresher on Wednesday, September 22.

A “return to one of [Burial’s] first ever realms of experimentation,” Thresher is a Saison “mashed with Barley and Wheat” and then “aged with Honduran Finca El Puente coffee beans from Counter Culture Coffee.” Coming in at 4.5% ABV, this year’s iteration of Thresher “brings bright golden raisin, plum and vanilla bean to [the] delicately wheat-driven saison base.”

A limited amount of Thresher – available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles for $14 – will be available for online presale for pickup at Burial Beer Co.’s Asheville taproomRaleigh taproom and Charlotte taproom at noon on September 22. If any bottles survive the presale, the brewery will release those in their online shop for limited shipping on Thursday, September 23 at noon. Thresher will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Thresher from Burial Beer Co.

Release – Limited; September 22, 2021
Style – Saison
ABV – 4.5%
Added Ingredients – Honduran Finca El Puente coffee beans from Counter Culture Coffee
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Distribution – None. Taproom & online sales only