New Realm Brewing Introduces Short Days | Long Nights Mixed Pack

New Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced the Seasonal Release of Short Days | Long Nights Mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. cans that exclusively includes the brewery’s Quadrupel Threat Belgian-style Quad.

Compiled to be the perfect companion to help keep you warm and cozy this winter, Short Days | Long Nights is a Mixed 12-pack that contains three 12 oz. cans of each of the following offerings:

  • Hazy Like a Fox | Hazy IPA – Experience a double dry hop wave of full-on-juicy aromas from pineapple to lemon to fresh squeezed oranges. ABV – 6.5% IBUs – 45
  • Hoptropolis | American IPA – Set your clocks to island time. This beauty is drenched in tropical flavors of peach, pear and pineapple. ABV – 6.5% IBUs – 55
  • Tart’s Content | Berliner Weisse – This richly fruited Berliner Weisse impresses with its tart, bright citrus and spiced fall flavors. ABV – 4.6% IBUs – 10
  • Quadrupel Threat | Belgian-style Quadrupel Ale – A Limited Release available exclusively in the Short Days | Long Nights Mixed 12-Pack. ABV – 10% IBUs – 25

“We knew we wanted to have a strong Belgian Ale in this Winter Mixed Pack, and after some discussion of a few style options, we decided on a Quadrupel. Some of the best Quadrupels from Belgium are very popular during the timing that coincides with this release, so we thought something dark, robust, and malty would be a perfect addition to our Winter Mixed Pack.”
– Mitch Steele, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of New Realm Brewing

Short Days | Long Nights is available now and will hang around through February (while supplies last). You can expect to find this Seasonal Mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. cans available at select craft beer-focused retailers located within New Realm’s distribution footprint in Georgia and Virginia. Prost!

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Treats Saison Lovers to an Easy Melody

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release of Easy Melody Saison on Saturday, December 12.

Brewed to “[showcase] regional and local ingredients,” Easy Melody is a mixed culture Saison featuring “lemongrass from Heilbron Herbs (Asheville, NC), . . . lavender from R&R Secret Farm (Athens, GA), wheat from . . . DaySpring Farms (Danielsville, GA), and malt from Carolina Malting (Cleveland, NC).” Coming in at 5.8% ABV, Easy Melody is “beautifully refreshing with bright fruit and floral notes balanced by gentle acidity.”

Easy Melody – available in 500ml bottles – will hit the Taproom at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on December 12 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Easy Melody is a taproom only release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Easy Melody from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; December 12, 2020
Style – Saison
ABV – 5.8%
Featured Ingredients – Lemongrass from Heilbron Herbs, lavender from R&R Secret Farm, wheat from DaySpring Farms & malt from Carolina Malting 
Fun Fact – Creature Comforts “worked with local artist Eileen Schaeffer to create the label artwork for Easy Melody”
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Boulevard Brewing Co. Breaks Out the Good Stuff, Releases Imperial Cask Cuvée

Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Imperial Cask Cuvée, an artful blend of five different Imperial Stouts aged in five different barrels, on December 7, 2020.

Meant to capture the full meaning of the word “cuvée” (a signature release featuring “a blend of only the best barrels”), Imperial Cask Cuvée is an Imperial Stout comprised of a “unique blend of 18% Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels, 23% Madeira Wine Barrels, and 59% Buffalo Trace, Basil Hayden’s, and Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels.” Weighing in at an impressive 13.8% ABV, Imperial Cask Cuvée comes together to be “a big boozy imperial stout with flavors of vanilla, smoky stone fruit, and a variety of oaky tannin realness.”

“The idea for this beer is taking the finest stouts that we’ve made in the past and blending them up to make the best stout/beer possible. Blending is how Steven and I believe you make good stouts: from the layering of different flavors. You get more nuances or textures of flavors from blending, and that’s why we are combining recipes. Some have more chocolate flavors while others are thicker or higher in alcohol. We’re finding the balance in the chaos of extreme beers. The different types of wood aging also leads to more complexity, helping round out the malt flavors with the oak aromas and tannins, where bourbon is heavily charred, the rye is sweet, and the Madeira and port are sweet and very fruity.”
– Ryan McNeive, Lead Brewer of Boulevard’s barrel-aging program

Imperial Cask Cuvée is scheduled to hit the Kansas City area on December 7 with expanded distribution to follow shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles at select craft beer-friendly establishments in Missouri and other select markets located within Boulevard’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Imperial Cask Cuvée from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Smokestack Series; December 7, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 13.8%
IBUs – 30
Malts – Pale malt, Crystal malt, Dark malts & Oats
Hops – Magnum, Chinook & Bravo
Treatment – A blend of 18% Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels, 23% Madeira Wine Barrels, and 59% Buffalo Trace, Basil Hayden’s & Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels
Suggested Pairings – “Aggressive cheeses, smoked meats, rich and creamy desserts, late-night bonfire chats”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/finder/

Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Releases Deep Winter

Deep Ellum Brewing Company (Dallas, Texas) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Deep Winter Golden Porter in late November 2020.

Meant to be as “confusing as driving in Texas during the winter,” Deep Winter is a Golden Porter that lacks “dark colors or bitterness” but “bundles flavors of cocoa nibs and coffee” for “plenty of sweetness and roast.” Coming in at 7.3% ABV, Deep Winter supplies “all the cozy flavors of wintertime without any cold weather B.S. like numb toes and frozen windshields.”

“Pulling inspiration and techniques from previous brews, we created a wonderful dichotomy of roasted coffee in a rich golden porter. Deep Winter is packed full of complex aromas and flavors extracted with a cold brew method using a custom selection of coffee beans from our neighbors at Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters.”
– Brian Morris, Deep Ellum Innovation Brewer

Deep Winter is rolling out now and is scheduled to hang around through February 2021. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Deep Ellum’s distribution footprint in Texas. Prost!

Vital Information for Deep Winter from Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal – November 2020 – February 2021
Style – Golden Porter
ABV – 7.3%
IBUs – 25
Added Ingredients – Cocoa nibs & coffee from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.deepellumbrewing.com/beer-finder/

Left Hand Brewing Co. Introduces The Milk Box Mixed Pack

Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of The Milk Box, a Mixed 12-Pack containing four variants of its iconic Milk Stout, in late November 2020.

Here to help you properly celebrate and enjoy Stout Season, The Milk Box is a Mixed 12-pack that includes three 12 oz. cans of each of the following four flavor-packed Milk Stouts (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s sales sheet):

  • Peanut Butter Milk Stout – Rich milk chocolate notes team up with peanut buttery perfection for a deliciously dark duo. ABV – 6.2%
  • Raspberry Milk Stout – Raspberries, chocolate malt and roasted coffee notes combine for creamy decadence. ABV – 5.5%
  • Chai Milk Stout – Our brewers’ blend of aromatic spices richly complements our classic milk stout. ABV – 5.0%
  • Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Milk Stout – An imperial version of our classic milk stout infused with coffee. ABV – 8.9%

“Indulge in our classic Milk Stout richly reimagined four different ways,” says Jill Preston, Director of Marketing & Hospitality at Left Hand. “America’s Stout is now a family of stouts and each one has a uniquely captivating flavor profile. Nutty and fruity, aromatic and bold. There’s a Milk Stout for every celebration this holiday season.”

The Milk Box debuted at Left Hand Brewing Co. on November 20 and is hitting distribution now. You can expect to find this Seasonal Mixed 12-pack at select craft beer-focused retailers located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand’s distribution network. Prost!

Shmaltz Brewing Gets Festive with Release of Golden Jelly Doughnut Hanukkah Beer

Shmaltz Brewing Company (Troy, New York) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Golden Jelly Doughnut Pastry Ale, the 2020 iteration of its Hanukkah Beer, in late November.

Meant to be a “glorious tribute to the beloved Sufganiyot,” Golden Jelly Doughnut Hanukkah Beer is a Pastry-style Strong Ale brewed with 8 malts, 8 hops and loaded down with “600 pounds per batch of real purees of Raspberry & Cherry with a generous slathering of pure vanilla.” Coming in at 8% ABV, Golden Jelly Doughnut Hanukkah Beer is “the official chosen beer of this holiday season.”

Golden Jelly Doughnut Hanukkah Beer is rolling out now and will hang around through the 2020 Holiday Season. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Florida, New York and throughout the rest of Shmaltz Brewing Company’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Golden Jelly Doughnut Hanukkah Beer from Shmaltz Brewing Company

Release – Limited; 2020 Holiday Season
Style – Pastry-style Strong Ale
ABV – 8%
Added Ingredients – Raspberry puree, cherry puree & vanilla
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft


DuClaw Brewing Co. Nerds Out with Release of Sour Me Strawberry Grape

DuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Sour Me Strawberry Grape in late November 2020.

Developed to capture the nostalgia found in those dual-chamber boxes that dispense a couple flavors of tiny and tangy candies, Sour Me Strawberry Grape is a Sour Ale “made with real strawberries and grapes, plus lactose.” Coming in at 5.5% ABV, Sour Me Strawberry Grape is a “wistful, tart-sweet” treat that captures that “iconic strawberry-grape flavor combo.”

Sour Me Strawberry Grape is rolling out now and will be available only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 16 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 Sour Me Strawberry Grape from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Sour Me Series; late November 2020
Style – Sour Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 10
Malts – Pilsner, Red Wheat & Unmalted Wheat
Hops – Saaz
Added Ingredients – Strawberries, grapes & lactose
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

Heavy Seas Beer Reveals Details on 25th Anniversary Beer

Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of 25, a double barrel-aged 25th Anniversary beer, on Friday, December 4.

Crafted to commemorate a quarter-century of brewing at Clipper City/Heavy Seas, 25 is an English-inspired Strong Ale that was first aged in Bourbon barrels for five months and then transferred to “freshly dumped (local Sagamore) rye whiskey barrels” for an additional three months of aging. Weighing in at a massive 15.5% ABV, 25 is a “complex, undeniably balanced beast that starts with aromas of vanilla, toffee, and marshmallow, morphing into fusel alcohol, licorice and tobacco” while “flavors of dark fruits, brown sugar, and just a hint of spice, lead to cocoa powder, and (of course) whiskey.”

“Much has changed in the MD beer industry since my Dad and I put in the original MD brew pub legislation in 1987. What a ride! 30 years of brewing, first with Sisson’s for 5 years, and now 25 years at Clipper City/Heavy Seas!  I never foresaw a career in business (I was supposed to be an actor), much less in brewing! It has been a blast. I am so grateful to everyone who has supported us along the way. Thanks to everyone – from my partners, my associates, the employees, our wholesalers, and my family. 25 years doesn’t happen without you!”
– Hugh Sisson, Heavy Seas Founder

25 will see at Curbside Release at the Heavy Seas Taproom on December 4 and the brewery will host a Virtual Anniversary Party later that evening at 5 p.m. EST on its Facebook page. Available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans, 25 will also hit select craft beer-focused stores located within the brewery’s distribution area in early December 2020. Prost!

Vital Information for 25 from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited; December 4, 2020
Style – English-style Strong Ale
ABV – 15.5%
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels for 5 months & then Rye Whiskey barrels for 3 months
Fun Fact – “The 25 label artwork was a collaboration design created by local Baltimore artists, Chris Gipple, of Nightshift Creative, and Owen Murphy, of One Drop Design Studio. Owen Murphy created the Heavy Seas Taproom exclusive beer labels for 2019, and passed the baton to Chris in 2020.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans

Perrin Brewing Brings Coffee Latte Back for the Winter

Perrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Coffee Latte on Friday, November 27.

Back after a successful debut in 2019, Coffee Latte is an American Brown Ale infused with coffee from Germack Coffee in Detroit, Michigan. Coming in at 5.8% ABV, the full-bodied Coffee Latte combines its coffee character with “light chocolate notes and rich roasted aromatics with added lactose for a creamy malt finish.”

Coffee Latte is scheduled to hit the Perrin Pub on November 27 and will enter distribution at or around that date. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Perrin’s distribution footprint in Michigan. Prost!

Vital Information for Coffee Latte from Perrin Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal; returning November 27, 2020
Style – American Brown Ale
ABV – 5.8%
IBUs – 25
Added Ingredients – Germack Coffee & lactose
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.perrinbrewing.com/beer-finder/

Founders Brewing Co. to Launch 2021 Barrel-Aged Series with Release of Panther Cub

Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) recently took to its Cadre Newsletter to announce that it will begin the Limited Release of Panther Cub, the latest offering to join the brewery’s vaunted Barrel-Aged Series, in early February 2021.

A special brew some may recognize from an appearance at a Black Beer Party held at Founders Brewing Co. a few years ago and/or as an early installment in the brewery’s Mothership Series of taproom-exclusive releases, Panther Cub is a Robust Porter “aged in the finest bourbon barrels available along with a kiss of maple syrup and vanilla extract.” Clocking in at 9.2% ABV, Panther Cub possesses an “aroma of maple and vanilla [that combines] with a surprisingly deep character to make this rare creature one to gaze upon fondly. Don’t let it fool you, this kitty has claws.”

Panther Cub is set to pounce in February 2021 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, Michigan and throughout the rest of Founders Brewing Co.’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Panther Cub from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Barrel-Aged Series
Style – Robust Porter
ABV – 9.2%
Added Ingredients – Maple syrup & vanilla extract
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/beer/find-our-beer/