Sideward Brewing Set to Drop Cans of Star Rider IPA

Sideward Brewing Co. (Orlando, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Star Rider New England IPA on Thursday, July 2.

Brewed to be the “newer, cooler big brother” to Sideward’s highly-rated Space Wizard IPA, Star Rider is a New England-style India Pale Ale “made with all the new space age hop products” – Mosaic hop oil, Mosaic Cryo, Sabro Cryo and Vic Secret hops. Coming in at 7.9% ABV, Star Rider features “big notes of citrus with underlying pineapple, passion fruit and pine.”

Star Rider will roll into the Taproom at Sideward Brewing Co. at noon on July 2. This Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans as long as supplies last. Star Rider is a brewery exclusive offering and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Star Rider from Sideward Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; July 2, 2020
Style – New England-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.9%
Featured Hops – Mosaic hop oil, Mosaic Cryo, Sabro Cryo & Vic Secret
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Taproom only

Wild Leap Brew Co. Launches Smoothie Supernova Series with Brewery-only Release of Raspberry Lemonade

Wild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that it will kick off its new Smoothie Supernova Series with the Taproom Exclusive Release of Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade on Friday, June 26.

Releasing as “Wild Leap’s first-ever taproom only release and brew designed to taste like a beer smoothie,” Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade is a Smoothie-style Ale blended with “vast amounts” of lemon and raspberry purée. Coming in at 5.5% ABV, the “tart and sweet” Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade has a “consistency [that is] thick and creamy, but sippable, so no straw is necessary.”

“Brewing a beer with huge fruit additions is something we’ve always wanted to do,” says Chris Elliott, Wild Leap’s Chief Brewing Officer. “Our recent expansion allowed us the capability to offer these unique beers as a to-go options. We now have larger tanks and the ability to run the beer through our can line.

“Because of the large additions of fruit added after fermentation, we’re strongly recommending that the beers are kept at refrigeration temperatures at all times and consumed within 14 days of the packaging date on the bottom of the can,” explains Elliott.

Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade is releasing exclusively in Wild Leap’s taproom on June 26 and online ordering is available now so that you can easily arrange curbside pickup. This Limited Release offering will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft for as long as supplies last. Due to the amount of fruit added after fermentation and the beer’s limited shelf life, Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Release – Limited/Smoothie Supernova Series; June 26, 2020
Style – Fruit Beer/Smoothie-style Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Ingredients – Lemon & raspberry purée
Fun Fact – “Smoothie Supernova is a series of small batch beers blended with vast amounts of fruit purée to create rich, smoothie-like textures and flavors. Because of its unique properties and brewing process, Wild Leap’s Smoothie Supernova is stylistically in a class of its own.”
Warning – “Contains ingredients which can re-ferment and increase package pressure when warm. Always store cold and drink within 14 days of package date.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft

Curbside Pre-Order – https://app.upserve.com/s/wild-leap-taproom-lagrange
Distribution – None. Taproom-only release

Green Bench Brewing Co. Launches Pick & Roll Hazy Pale Ale Series

Green Bench Brewing Co. (St. Petersburg, Florida) has officially announced that it will launch its Pick & Roll Series, a rotating lineup of Hazy Pale Ales, with a Limited Can Release beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16.

Named to express Green Bench Brewing Co.’s love for sports and current melancholy over missing basketball in particular, Pick & Roll is a new series of Hazy Pale Ales that will rotate out the featured hops with every release. Pick & Roll 00:01, the first release in this series, is a Hazy Pale Ale that comes in at 5.5% ABV and is double dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Citra hops.

Pick & Roll 00:01 – the brewery’s first ever canned Hazy Pale Ale – will debut in the Tasting Room at Green Bench Brewing Co. at 2 p.m. on June 16. This Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($20 each) as long as supplies last. Prost!

Vital Information for Pick & Roll 00:01 from Green Bench Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Pick & Roll Series; June 16, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Hops – Nelson Sauvin and Citra
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans

Creature Comforts Schedules Double Release of Concurrence Blend No. 5 & River Ridge Red

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin a Double Bottle Release featuring Concurrence Blend No. 5 and River Ridge Red (2019 Harvest) on Saturday, June 20.

The good folks at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. are continuing to bring the goods, and this week they are showcasing a couple of their experimental series with the Limited Releases of the following two beers (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Concurrence Blend No. 5 – A 13.9% ABV imperial stout aged in High Wire Jimmy Red Corn Bourbon barrels with coconut, Ugandan vanilla, and dulce de leche. Creature Comforts’ Concurrence Blend series is a continued exploration into barrel-aged stouts paired with the finest quality adjunct ingredients.
  • River Ridge Red (2019 Harvest) – A 6.6% ABV blended oak-aged beer with organic red raspberries from Independence, VA’s River Ridge Organics. This beer honors the crop from River Ridge Organics. Creature Comforts selected the best blend of barrels to honor the complex flavor of the red raspberries featured in the beer. River Ridge Red is a proud addition to Creature Comforts’ fruited mixed-culture farm celebrations, in a continuing effort to explore the historical relationship between brewers and farmers.

Concurrence Blend No. 5 and River Ridge Red (2019 Harvest) – both available in 500ml bottles – will officially release in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on June 20 and will be available only as long as supplies last. Both of these Limited Releases are brewery exclusive offerings and are not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Jester King Brewery & WeldWerks Brewing Collaborate on Rex Machina Hazy IPA

Jester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Rex Machina, a special collaboration with WeldWerks Brewing (Greeley, Colorado), at noon on Friday, June 12.

Rex Machina is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale built upon a base of “Silver Star Two Row malt from Blacklands Malt and a quarter-ton of flaked and malted oats and wheat.” To ensure that Rex Machina (6.7% ABV) bursts with plenty of hop-sourced juiciness, the beer was then “dry hopped aggressively, first with WeldWerks super-expressive, hand-picked lot of El Dorado, then again with a new hop blend called Trident, which lends an intense tropical, passion fruit character.”

Rex Machina will officially release at Jester King Brewery at noon on June 12 and will hang around only as long as supplies last (only 200 cases produced). This Limited Release offering will be available by the glass, in 32 oz. crowlers and in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($16 per 4-pack, limit of one case per customer). If you are interested in getting your hands on Rex Machina, you can order online for pickup anytime 7 days a week from 12-8 p.m. or make a reservation so that you can get a crowler filled or enjoy by the glass on-site. Rex Machina is a brewery exclusive release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Rex Machina from Jester King Brewery & WeldWerks Brewing

Release – Limited; June 12, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.7%
Featured Hops – El Dorado & Trident hop blend
Malts – Silver Star 2- Row from Blacklands Malt, flaked and malted oats & wheat
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Online Ordering for Pickup – https://www.toasttab.com/jesterkingbrewery/v3
Distribution – None. Brewery only


Swamp Head Brewery Set for Return of Snakes on the Paynes NEIPA

Swamp Head Brewery (Gainesville, Florida) has officially announced that Snakes on the Paynes will make a long-awaited return on Thursday, June 11.

First released a few years ago and now one of Swamp Head’s most requested IPAs, Snakes on the Paynes is a New England-style India Pale Ale brewed with honey locally sourced from Paynes Prairie and “heavily hopped” with Citra, Mosaic, and Vic Secret hops. Coming in at a hefty 8.5% ABV, Snakes on the Paynes offers “notes of sweet citrus, pine, and pineapple and a crisp yet juicy finish.”

Snakes on the Paynes – packaged in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans for $15 each – will be available for curbside/drive-thru pickup at Swamp Head Brewery beginning at noon on Thursday, June 11 (click here to visit the brewery’s online ordering system). Snakes on the Paynes is a brewery exclusive release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Snakes on the Paynes from Swamp Head Brewery

Release – Limited; June 11, 2020
Style – New England-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Featured Hops – Citra, Mosaic & Vic Secret
Added Ingredients – Paynes Prairie Honey
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans ($15 each)
Online Ordering for Pick Up – https://www.toasttab.com/swamp-head-brewery-llc/v3
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Launches Space Donkey Hazy Pale Ale

Tampa Bay Brewing Company (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Space Donkey Hazy Pale Ale on Friday, June 12.

Arriving as the latest member of the Donkey Series comprised of inventive new takes on Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s flagship Reef Donkey American Pale Ale, Space Donkey is a Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale that has been “dry-hopped with over 3 [pounds] per barrel of the far-out Galaxy hop” and fermented with London Fog yeast. Coming in at 5.5% ABV, Space Donkey “comes at you with a softer mouthfeel and then blasts off with powerful tropical island aromas and flavors that are out of this world.”

Space Donkey will release in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s Westchase and Ybor City locations on June 12, but you can pre-order you stash now by clicking here. Space Donkey will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Space Donkey from Tampa Bay Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Donkey Series; June 12, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Hops – Galaxy
Yeast – London Fog
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Pre-order – https://www.tbbc.beer/togo
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Orpheus Brewing Releases Room a Thousand Years Wide Barleywine

Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Room a Thousand Years Wide, a Barrel-aged Barleywine, during the week of June 8.

Carefully crafted to be “frothy, smooth, and full of life,” Room a Thousand Years Wide is a blend of English-style Barleywines that have been aged one to two years in Bourbon and Rye Whiskey barrels. Coming in at a slow-sipping 13.5% ABV, Room a Thousand Years Wide is filled with “notes of malt candy, raisin, toast, Werther’s, spice, vanilla, leather, wood, and almost burnt cookies.”

Room a Thousand Years Wide is available now (as of June 8) in the Tasting Room at Orpheus Brewing and online via the brewery’s CraftCellr page. This Limited Release is available in 375ml bottles for as long as supplies last. Prost!

Vital Information for Room a Thousand Years Wide from Orpheus Brewing

Release – Limited; June 8, 2020
Style – English-style Barleywine
ABV – 13.5%
Treatment – Blend of Barleywines aged one to two years in Bourbon & Rye Whiskey barrels

Fun Fact – Label artwork created by Jeremiah McCleary
Availability – 375ml bottles
Reserve Online – https://orpheus.craftcellr.com/

Hidden Springs Ale Works Launches New Imperial Stout Series with Release of The Hermit

Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of The Hermit on Thursday, June 11.

Dropping as the first “delicious beast” in a new Imperial Stout Series from Hidden Springs, The Hermit is a non-barrel-aged Imperial Stout “overflowing with pecans, chocolate and caramel.” Oh so “thiccc + rich,” The Hermit is sure to conjure up fond memories of decadent turtle candies.

Bottles of The Hermit will release exclusively on the Hidden Springs Ale Works website at 4 p.m. on June 11. Here are the full details and rules surrounding this release (as posted on the brewery’s social media accounts):

  • 22 oz. bottles of The Hermit are $25 each
  • Bottle limit is set at 2 per person (if you order more than the allotment, your purchase will be REFUNDED and CANCELLED)
  • Bottles will be ready for pickup during regular business hours (stay tuned because those are changing) Friday 6/12 – Friday 6/19. You will have to choose a pickup date and time at checkout. Your order will be ready that day ONLY. If you need to reschedule your pickup, please EMAIL the brewery at info@hiddenspringsaleworks.com (Hidden Springs is NOT able to reschedule your pickup from the DM’s).
  • For the safety of the community and to maintain social distancing standards established by the CDC, the brewery will be allowing PROXIES for this release. It helps to cut down the amount of bodies coming in and out of the Tasting Room at a single time. Yes. PROXIES ARE A GO!
  • To pickup your bottles you must have the correct name, order number, and ID (gotta make sure you’re old enough), also, make sure it’s the right day, y’all.

Once again, The Hermit will be sold exclusively online. There will be no walk-up sales or distribution. With that in mind, make sure that you are at your computer/phone/tablet at 4 p.m. on June 11 for the chance to land your bottles of The Hermit before they sell out. Prost!

Creature Comforts Builds on the Hop Experience with Limited Release of Crescendo Hazy IPA

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Crescendo Hazy IPA on Friday, June 5.

Meant to hit you with a continuously rising wave of hop flavor, Crescendo is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale featuring a hop bill comprised of El Dorado, Galaxy, and Callista hops that is “well-balanced with pilsner malt, oat malt, flaked oats, and chit malt.” In order to live up to its name, “the hop rates used during the brewing process increase over time, finishing with a heaping five pound per barrel dry hop that offers a bursting aroma.” Coming in at 7.2% ABV, the “flavorful and easy-drinking” Crescendo boasts “notes of pineapple, honeydew, and citrus.”

Crescendo will officially release in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on June 5, but you can go ahead and pre-order your 4-packs of 16 oz. cans on CraftCellr now. There is no word at this time as to whether or not Crescendo will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Crescendo from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; June 5, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.2%
Featured Hops – El Dorado, Galaxy & Callista
Malts – Pilsner Malt, Oat Malt, Flaked Oats & Chit Malt
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Pre-order Link – https://creaturecomforts.craftcellr.com/
Pre-order Rules – “A note for CraftCellr: You must pick up during normal drive-thru hours (2-8PM) between 6/5-6/19. Please have your offer pulled up on your phone. Any beer not picked up by the 19th will be released back into inventory for sale with no refund.”