Burial Beer Co. Set for Limited Release of Despite All This Lunacy IPA

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Despite All This Lunacy on Wednesday, January 27.

Despite All This Lunacy is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale “brewed with Oats, Wheat and Simcoe Cryo” and then “double dry-hopped with select Victorian Galaxy, Riwaka, Cashmere and Citra Cryo.” Coming in at 7.2% ABV, Despite All This Lunacy is filled with “jugs of Hi-C fruit punch chased by fistfuls of lemon lime jelly beans and cumulous clouds of tropic thunder.”

Despite All This Lunacy – packaged in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans for $17 each – will be available for online presale for pickup at Burial Beer Co.’s Asheville taproom and Raleigh taproom at noon on January 27 (proxies are welcome). If any cans survive the presale, the brewery will release those in their online shop for nationwide shipping on January 28 at noon. Despite All This Lunacy will also see limited distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Despite All This Lunacy from Burial Beer Co.

Release – Limited; January 27, 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.2%
Featured Hops – Simcoe Cryo; double dry-hopped with Victorian Galaxy, Riwaka, Cashmere & Citra Cryo
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Limited

Wild Leap Brings Truck Chaser Creamsicle DIPA Back for Another Limited Release

Wild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that Truck Chaser – Creamsicle DIPA will return for a Limited Release in late January 2021.

Regarded as “Wild Leap’s ‘Most Requested to Return’ beer of all time” and back for its third release since 2019, Truck Chaser – Creamsicle is a Milkshake-style Double India Pale Ale that “combines the flavors of a ripe orange, vanilla bean and milk sugar with a big, juicy DIPA.” Clocking in at 8.1% ABV, this release of Truck Chaser – Creamsicle features “the same original recipe with a few tweaks to make it even juicier” and ensure that it “[tastes] like a creamsicle straight off the ice cream truck.”

“Truck Chaser Creamsicle is hands-down the most requested beer we make, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring it back with an even juicer hop line up,” says Wild Leap’s Chief Brewing Officer, Chris Elliott. “The appreciation for Creamsicle led to the creation of the Truck Chaser Series, an entire series of ice-cream inspired beer. It’s one of our favorites to create—we always have a ton of fun with the process!”

Truck Chaser – Creamsicle will begin rolling out on January 25 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. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Wild Leap’s distribution footprint in Alabama and Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Truck Chaser- Creamsicle from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Release – Limited/Truck Chaser DIPA Series; January 25, 2021
Style – Milkshake-style Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.1%
IBUs – 47
Added Ingredients – Orange, vanilla bean & milk sugar
Fun Fact – “Truck Chaser Creamsicle represents Wild Leap’s first endeavor with ice-cream-inspired beer. Experimental at heart, Truck Chaser Creamsicle is an ode to Chief Brewing Officer, Elliott, whose background extends beyond brewing. With almost 8 years of experience in the ice cream industry, the desire to experiment with ice-cream-flavored beer is no surprise.”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.wildleap.com/beer-finder/

DuClaw Brewing Tricks Us All With Hoodwink IPA

DuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Hoodwink, a Faux Brett IPA, in late January 2021.

Creatively developed by DuClaw to provide the complexity of a Brett experience without all the dangers of inoculating their entire brewery with that pesky lil’ yeasty, Hoodwink is an India Pale Ale that uses an alternate “yeast that produces just the right amount of funk and fruit esters with notes of mango and pineapple.” Coming in at 6.5% ABV, Hoodwink will have you “[pourin’ one out and [embracing] the deception.”

Hoodwink 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 Hoodwink Faux Brett IPA from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; late January 2021
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
IBUs – 55
Hops – Bravo, HBC-472 & Sultana
Malts – Pilsner, Crystal 60, Carapils & Amber
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

Hi-Wire Brewing Continues Smoothie Sour Series with Release of Chocolate Raspberry

Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Chocolate Raspberry Sour Smoothie on Friday, January 22.

Dropping as the seventh release in Hi-Wire Brewing’s Sour Smoothie Series, Chocolate Raspberry Sour Smoothie is an “ultra-fruited” Sour Ale that “combines a hefty amount of fresh raspberries with a decadent dose of cacao nibs.” Coming in at 5.5% ABV, Chocolate Raspberry Sour Smoothie “delivers on bold chocolate-covered raspberry flavors with a smooth and creamy finish.”

Chocolate Raspberry Sour Smoothie will hit Hi-Wire’s Asheville taprooms and online beer shop on January 22, and full distribution will follow shortly after 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 in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia and Indiana. Prost!

Vital Information for Chocolate Raspberry Sour Smoothie from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Limited/Sour Smoothie Series; January 22, 2021
Style – Smoothie-style Sour
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Ingredients – Raspberries & cacao nibs
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia & Indiana

Stone Brewing Goes Year-Round with Neverending Haze IPA

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that Stone Neverending Haze IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round lineup in January 2021.

Originally released in early 2020 as a part of the Stone Pilot Series, Stone Neverending Haze IPA is sessionable Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that “lets off dank aromas of orange peel along with floral notes.” The aromatics carry over onto the palate with “citrus flavors of orange and lime [that] are intense up front, followed by oats, pineapple, star fruit and sweet strawberry preserves.” Coming in at just 4% ABV, Stone Neverending Haze IPA has a dry finish “with the slightest bitterness and just the right tangy tartness to refresh and implore another sip.”

“We’re always experimenting with different yeast strains. The one used in this beer produces intense orange citrus notes that complement the intense fruit aromas and flavors of Mosaic and Citra hops. This combination really stands out, and thankfully, at 4%, we can go back for more!”  

– Steve Gonzalez, Senior Manager of Small Batch Brewing & Innovation at Stone Brewing

Stone Neverending Haze IPA is available now as Stone’s first Year-Round beer packaged in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans. You can expect to find this new Year-Round – additionally available on draft – at 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 Neverending Haze IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Year-Round; launching January 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale | Session IPA
ABV – 4%
IBUs – 35
Featured Hops – Mosaic & Citra
Fun Fact – “Stone Neverending Haze IPA is the second success of Stone’s 2020 Pilot Series Program to earn its year-round keep. The Stone Pilot Series features unique and high-potential innovations as special releases for consideration in the core lineup. Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager was the first to graduate from the 2020 Stone Pilot Series program.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Boulevard Brewing Co. Brings Chocolate Ale Back in Time for Valentine’s Day

Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Chocolate Ale (2021), a special collaboration project with Christopher Elbow Chocolates, in late January 2021.

Developed nearly ten years ago to serve as the “perfect Valentine’s Day gift” for beer lovers, Chocolate Ale (2021) is an American Strong Ale featuring Valrhona [chocolate] from the Dominican Republic, prized for its robust flavor and aroma, . . . in the form of nibs, or crushed, roasted beans, . . . incorporated into the brewing process itself.” Weighing in at 8.7% ABV, Chocolate Ale “[harmonizes] the interplay of chocolate and malt, with each supporting and enhancing, but not overwhelming, the other.”

We wanted to update the artwork and make it a little more special as this beer is a limited release that leads up to Valentine’s Day, often being a beer used to celebrate the occasion. The previous design heavily played into the unwrapping of a chocolate bar, so I tried to keep that general vibe while making the design more sophisticated and fancy, especially since this is a collaboration with Christopher Elbow and they are known for delicious and beautifully crafted chocolate offerings.

The gold pattern in the background of the diamond label is a direct nod to the designs that decorate some of the gorgeous chocolates made by the Elbow team. The update to the typography is meant to reinforce the smoothness and chocolate aspects of the beer while elevating the brand and allowing this to be a special gift item.”

– Eric McLaughlin, Graphic Designer at Boulevard Brewing Co.

Chocolate Ale (2021) released in Kansas City on January 18 and will enter wider distribution shortly after that date. 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 throughout Boulevard’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Chocolate Ale (2021) from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Smokestack Series; January 18, 2021
Style – American Strong Ale
ABV – 8.7%
IBUs – 11
Malts – Pale & Cara Wheat
Hops – Columbus & Cascade
Added Ingredients – Valrhona cacao nibs & vanilla
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/finder/

DuClaw Brewing Co. Continues Hopped Sour Series with Release of Hoppy Together

DuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Hoppy Together in late January 2021.

Dropping as the latest release in DuClaw’s Hopped Sour Series, Hoppy Together is a Sour Ale that features a “zesty blend” of Mosaic, Azacca and Simcoe hops. Coming in at 7.1% ABV, Hoppy Together is “refreshing and light” while boasting “an aroma of citrus, pine, pear and passion fruit.”

Hoppy Together is rolling out now and will be available for a limited time. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 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 Hoppy Together from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; late January 2021
Style – Sour Ale
ABV – 7.1%
IBUs – 12
Hops – Mosaic, Azacca & Simcoe
Malts – Pilsner, Unmalted Wheat & Flaked Oats
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

Abita Brewing Company Breaks Out the PB & Jams for a Limited Time

Abita Brewing Company (Covington, Louisiana) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of PB & Jams Lager in mid-January 2021.

Crafted with the intention to “immediately take you back to your favorite childhood snack – the peanut butter & jelly sandwich,” PB & Jams is a Lager filled with “aromas and flavors of strawberry and peanut butter.” Coming in at 8% ABV, PB & Jams has “flavors [that] meld perfectly resulting in a medium bodied brew with a subtle sweetness.”

PB & Jams is rolling out now but will only be available for a limited time. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and throughout the rest of Abita’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for PB & Jams from Abita Brewing Company

Release – Limited; mid-January 2021
Style – Lager
ABV – 8%
Malts – Pilsner & Wheat
Hops – German Perle & Tradition
Recommended Glassware – Flute, goblet, snifter or pint
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://abita.com/find-abita

Bell’s Brewery Adds ‘No, Yeah’ to Year-Round Lineup

Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that No, Yeah, an easy-drinking Golden Ale, will hit the Midwest as a new Year-Round on January 18, 2021.

An homage to “Midwest politeness and . . . [colloquial] phrases like ‘ope’, ”scuse me’ and ‘let me sneak past ya’, No, Yeah is a “balanced, not overly bitter” Golden Ale meant to be a “lighter craft beer option [that] is crisp and dry with a slightly sweet flavor profile.” Coming in at 4.5% ABV, No, Yeah “will resonate with fans of lagers and those just looking for a really nice beer.”

“We saw an opportunity with our core offerings, part of a growing market, but also a niche that’s near and dear to us as proud Midwesterners. This beer will appeal to those who are looking for another alternative to higher ABV beers, something that is crisp and refreshing and not too hoppy.”
– Larry Bell, President & Founder of Bell’s Brewery

No, Yeah is scheduled to enter distribution during the week of January 18. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Minnesota only. Prost!

Vital Information for No, Yeah from Bell’s Brewery

Release – Year-Round; launching January 18, 2021
Style – American Golden Ale
ABV – 4.5%
Recommended Glassware – Nonic or shaker pint
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Only available in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Minnesota
Beer Finder – https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer-finder

Flying Dog Kicks Off the New Year With Two New Seasonals

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Releases of Cream Team and In God We Crush, two fan favorites previously released as a part of the brewery’s Brewhouse Rarity Series, in early January 2021.

Brewed to be a liquid “ode to that last swig of milk after you’ve dunked cookies in it,” Cream Team – formerly known as Cookies and Cream – is a Milk Stout brewed with “Northern Brewer hops, . . . real chocolate and additional lactose [to give it] a smooth and velvety finish.” Coming in at 9.5% ABV, Cream Team is “bursting with delicious cookies and cream ice cream flavors.”

Inspired by and originally named after “Maryland Shore’s most beloved beach cocktail” – the Orange Crush, In God We Crush is a Blonde Ale featuring “four different citrus products and three different citrus varieties, all [incorporated] at different points in the process, giving In God We Crush a nice, rounded citrus profile.” Clocking in at 6% ABV, In God We Crush “hits you with a wave of bright orange, then carries you off to sea with a citrusy, sweet finish.”

“Crafting unique, well-balanced beers like In God We Crush and Cream Team is a testament to the badass group of brewers we have here at Flying Dog,” said Ben Clark, Brewmaster at Flying Dog Brewery. “This group of experts works tirelessly to find the right balance of special ingredients to produce interesting, extremely drinkable and innovative flavors you won’t find anywhere else.”

Cream Team and In God We Crush are both rolling out now and will be available for a limited time. You can expect to find these two Seasonal offerings available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Cream Team from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Seasonal; early January 2021
Style – Milk Stout
ABV – 9.5%
IBUs – 20
Malts – Oats, Chocolate & Roasted Barley
Added Ingredients – Lactose & chocolate
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/

Vital Information for In God We Crush from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Seasonal; early January 2021
Style – Blonde Ale
ABV – 6%
Featured Ingredients – Blood orange peel & tangerine
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/