Southern Tier Brewing Co. Begins Limited Release of Nitro Coconut Truffle

Southern Tier Brewing Company (Lakewood, New York) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Nitro Coconut Truffle in April 2021.

The latest release in Southern Tier’s Blackwater Series that “is all about pushing the boundaries of the stout style,” Nitro Coconut Truffle is an Imperial Sweet Stout dosed with “the rich decadence of creamy coconut, dark chocolate and a pinch of sea salt.” Coming in at 10% ABV, Nitro Coconut Truffle “has a slightly sweet, nutty aroma of coconut that balances rich and roasty notes of chocolate, toasted wheat, and dark malts.”

Nitro Coconut Truffle is set to release in April and is scheduled to hang around through Q2 of 2021 (while 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 in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and other select markets located within Southern Tier’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Nitro Coconut Truffle from Southern Tier Brewing Company

Release – Limited; April (Q2) 2021
Style – Imperial Milk Stout
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 25
Malts – Toasted Wheat, Carmel 60 & Chocolate
Hops – Columbus
Added Ingredients – Milk sugar, natural coconut, dark chocolate & sea salt
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://stbcbeer.com/finder/?item=all

Artisanal Imports Brings St. Feuillien FIVE to the U.S.

Artisanal Imports (Austin, Texas) has announced that the latest offering from Brasserie St. Feuillien (Le Roeulx, Belgium), St. Feuillien FIVE, is now officially available in the United States.

St. Feuillien FIVE is a bottle-conditioned Belgian-style Pale Blonde Ale with “a strong, sparkling character emitting fine bubbles” that enhance the beer’s “delicate fruity hints empowered by nuances of citrus zests [that] give way to a delightfully fresh and hoppy aroma.” Coming in at 5% ABV, St. Feuillien FIVE proves to be “a flavorful, sweet and malty and full-bodied beer with a pleasant balance post-bitterness, and it pours with a stable head of white foam.”

“We are thrilled to offer our retailers a new Belgian ale drinking experience this year with St. Feuillien FIVE,” says Bob Leggett CEO of Artisanal Imports. “The beer on draft is a refreshing welcome to warm spring days and the bottles are an excellent new addition to cellars as the yeast continuously adds complexity to the liquid.”

St. Feuillien FIVE is available now in the U.S. in draft format with 4-packs of 330ml bottles following in late April 2021. You can expect to find this new offering available at fine beer establishments located in Florida, Texas and throughout the rest of Artisanal Imports’ nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for St. Feuillien FIVE from Brasserie St. Feuillien

Release – Year-Round; launching in the U.S. in late March 2021
Style – Belgian-style Blonde Ale
ABV – 5%
IBUs – 22
Availability – 4-packs of 330ml bottles (coming in April 2021) & draft
Distribution – AK, AZ, CA, CT, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MD, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI & WY

Great Divide Brewing Co. Launches 99 Calorie Fastpack IPA

Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that it is getting into the low-calorie beer game by introducing Fastpack IPA, a new Year-Round offering, in March 2021.

Crafted with “the outdoor enthusiast in mind,” Fastpack IPA is a Session India Pale Ale that boasts a “generous addition of Cashmere hops – alongside Simcoe and Chinook,” Coming in at just 99 calories and 4% ABV, Fastpack IPA “offers a fruit cocktail of citrus, peach and other stone fruits with lively hints of white wine.”

“With Fastpack, we wanted to address a gap in our portfolio while also appealing to an emerging segment of beer drinkers,” said Sales & Marketing Director, Kirk Simpson. “However, we knew this beer had to meet the high bar we’ve set for Great Divide hop-forward offerings such as Hazy IPA, Car Camper Hazy Pale Ale and Titan IPA. Fastpack IPA is an India Pale Ale first and foremost. That it also happens to be low-cal and low-ABV speaks to the ingenuity of our brewing team.”

“Session and low-cal beers have always had a bit of a stigma against them,” explained Innovation Brewer, Tony Rau. “They typically can be watery or have a very thin mouthfeel. By changing the base of the recipe to include some more protein heavy malts, it has allowed us to find a middle ground of maintaining a full mouthfeel while keeping the calories and carbs down. At the end of the day, we made a low-cal IPA that drinks like a normal IPA, just with fewer calories and less guilt!”

Fastpack IPA debuted in early March 2021 with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering at craft beer-focused establishments located in Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Fastpack IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round; launching March 2021
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 4%
Calories – 99
Featured Hops – Cashmere, Simcoe & Chinook
Fun Fact – “Fastpack IPA draws its name from the activity that combines long-distance trail running and ultralight backpacking. The packaging is eye-catching, capturing a fastpacker in mid-adventure.”
Suggested Pairings – “Grilled lamb burger; thai green curry; roasted zucchini & pesto; cabot sharp cheddar; carrot cake”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/

Wild Leap Brew Co. Adds LMN ADE Sour Ale to Year-Round Lineup

Wild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that LMN ADE will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio in late March 2021.

Arriving as Wild Leap’s first every Year-Round Sour Ale, LMN ADE is a Sour Ale brewed with Simcoe hops and features additions of Meyer Lemon, vanilla bean and milk sugar. Coming in at an easy drinking 5.5% ABV, LMN ADE comes together to be a “not-too-sour ale that tastes like a fresh squeezed lemonade.”

“We’ve been working on a year-round sour for quite some time,” explains Wild Leap’s Chief Brewing Officer, Chris Elliott. “We knew we wanted a sour ale in our core lineup and, after a year of conceptualizing and experimenting, we finally have the perfect addition to our offerings!”

“We’re very excited to introduce a sour ale to our year-round lineup,” says Rob Goldstein, Wild Leap CMO and Co-Founder. “Part of our mission with Wild Leap is to present beer drinkers, from the novice to the connoisseur, with approachable styles of craft beer. With the addition of LMN ADE to our core beers, our year-round lineup provides a more inclusive and balanced mix of easy-drinking styles of craft beer.”

LMN ADE is scheduled to debut on March 22 with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this Year-Round offering available at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Wild Leap’s distribution footprint in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. Prost!

Vital Information for LMN ADE from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Release – Year-Round; March 22, 2021
Style – Sour Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 12
Featured Hops – Simcoe
Added Ingredients – Meyer Lemon, Vanilla Bean & Milk Sugar
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.wildleap.com/beverage-finder/

DuClaw Brewing Co. Goes Oatmeal Cream Pie for Latest PastryArchy Release

DuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of The PastryArchy Oatmeal Cream Pie in late March 2021.

Here to give you all the comfort of an oatmeal cream pie in liquid form, The PastryArchy Oatmeal Cream Pie is an Imperial Honey Wheat Ale that is “golden, medium-bodied and clean with subtle complexities and slight breadiness.” Coming in at 8% ABV, The PastryArchy Oatmeal Cream Pie has “aromas and flavors of ultra-soft, spiced oatmeal cookies sandwiching the fluffiest of vanilla cream filling layered in every. single. sip.”

The PastryArchy Oatmeal Cream Pie is scheduled to roll out in late March and will hang around 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 Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for The PastryArchy Oatmeal Cream Pie from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/The PastryArchy Series; late March 2021
Style – Imperial Wheat Ale/Honey Beer
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 25
Malts – Pilsner, Mid-Atlantic Red Wheat & Malted Oats
Hops – Bravo, Hallertauer & Mittelfruh
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

Lagunitas Brewing Co. Goes Colossal with Maximus DIPA

Lagunitas Brewing Company (Petaluma, California) has officially announced that Maximus Colossal IPA will join the brewery’s Unlimited Year-Round lineup in mid-March 2021.

A much bigger, revamped take on Lagunitas Brewing Company’s longstanding Maximus IPA, Maximus Colossal IPA is a Double India Pale Ale that is “full of Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial hops balanced against tons of rich malted barley.” Although it comes in at a “brawny” 9% ABV, Maximus Colossal IPA still asserts that “with great power comes a great caveat: balance is everything. [Lagunitas believes] Maximus to be exactly that. Et tu?”

Maximus Colossal IPA is set to debut during the Ides of March 2021 with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 19.2 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Illinois, Washington and throughout the rest of the brewery’s nationwide distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Maximus Colossal IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round/Unlimited; launching mid-March 2021
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 9%
IBUs – 60.5
Featured Hops – Simcoe, Cascade & Centennial
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://lagunitas.com/beer-finder

Tröegs Independent Brewing Begins Limited Release of LolliHop DIPA

Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that LolliHop DIPA will return for a Limited Release in mid-March 2021.

Inspired by the brewery’s “annual pilgrimage to . . . the hop fields of Yakima Valley, Washington,” LolliHop is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale “[dry-hopped] with Citra and Mosaic [to layer] in notes of orange, grapefruit and melon, while Azacca in the kettle adds hints of papaya and pineapple.” Coming in at 8.2% ABV, LolliHop is rounded off with a backbone supplied by “Pennsylvania-grown Rustic pale malt from nearby Double Eagle, while a portion of wheat and oats give the beer a silky smooth texture with a touch of haze.”

LolliHop DIPA is rolling out now and will be hanging 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 select craft beer-focused establishments located in Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of Tröegs Independent Brewing’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital information for LolliHop DIPA from Tröegs Independent Brewing

Release – Limited/Once A Year; mid-March 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.2%
Featured Hops – Azacca, Citra & Mosaic
Malts – Oats, Rustic Pale & Wheat
Yeast – House Ale
Fun Fact – “The otherworldly label art was dreamed up Baltimore, MD-based artist and Art of Tröegs alum Devin Watson, who took inspiration from the brewery’s quest to discover a winning hop combination.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://troegs.com/beers/brew-finder/

We taste: LolliHop Double IPA from Tröegs Independent Brewing on Vimeo

Oskar Blues Brewery Adds Guava Rodeo to Year-Round Lineup

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that Guava Rodeo Sour Ale will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio in mid-March 2021.

Developed to “take your tastebuds for a tart tromp around the yard and buck them headlong into . . . tropical fruit flavors,” Guava Rodeo is a Sour Ale brewed with guava and tangerine. Coming in at 6% ABV, Guava Rodeo “[wrangles] together notes of [tropical pink guava, citrusy tangerine], papaya, passion fruit and melon for a refreshing, spritzy brew with just the right amount of sour. This one’s got spurs.”

“We wanted to create a fruited sour but with an attitude and amplitude worthy of the style-crushing beers in the Oskar Blues Brewery lineup,” said Juice Drapeau, head brewer for Oskar Blues Brewery. “Guava Rodeo tramples the craft beer style guides and smashes together tropical and tart in a major way.”

Guava Rodeo is rolling out now with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest of Oskar Blues Brewery’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Guava Rodeo from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Year-Round; launching mid-March 2021
Style – Sour Ale
ABV – 6%
Added Ingredients – Guava & tangerine
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/

Hi-Wire Brewing Sends Mexican Hot Chocolate 10W-40 Out for Another Limited Release

Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of its highly coveted Mexican Hot Chocolate 10W-40 in mid-March 2021.

Back to bring the fire that pairs beautifully with the rising temperatures of spring, Mexican Hot Chocolate 10W-40 is an Imperial Stout “brewed with chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, Pasilla & Carolina Reaper peppers, and lactose.” Coming in at 8% ABV, Mexican Hot Chocolate 10W-40 proves to be an “extra special batch of [Hi-Wire Brewing’s] illustrious stout [that] is sweet, creamy, and balanced by a creeping heat.”

Mexican Hot Chocolate 10W-40 officially released on March 12 and will be available 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 select craft beer-focused establishments located within Hi-Wire’s distribution footprint in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Virginia. Mexican Hot Chocolate 10W-40 is also available now in Hi-Wire Brewing’s online shop for shipment to 35 states. Prost!

Vital Information for Mexican Hot Chocolate 10W-40 from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Limited; April 12, 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 8%
Added Ingredients – Chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, Pasilla & Carolina Reaper peppers, and lactose
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Online Store – https://shop.hiwirebrewing.com/
Distribution – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Indiana & Virginia
Beer Finder – https://find.hiwirebrewing.com/

Nemesis Returns to Launch Founders Brewing Co.’s New Bottle Shop Series

Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the nationwide Limited Release of Nemesis, the first release in the brewery’s newly established Bottle Shop Series, in early April 2021.

Originally released in 2010 as the blue label offering in Founders Brewing Co.’s short-lived Nemesis Series and now back to launch the brewery’s Bottle Shop Series that serves as “a tribute to the folks who supported ragtag brewers across the country when craft beer was in its infancy,” Nemesis is an American-style Barleywine “brewed with roasted malts and no shortage of hops for a pleasantly bitter, booming flavor.” Coming in at an imposing 11.2% ABV, Nemesis “pours with a slight and subtle mahogany hue and a multitude of flavors that melt on your tongue – this is one Nemesis you’ll feel good about keeping around.”

“This is a beer we first brewed back in 2010 – it was Nemesis with the blue label. Extreme beers were all the rage and I was really just looking to create something that I hadn’t seen done before,” said Founders Brewmaster, Jeremy Kosmicki. “For this one, I was targeting sort of a hybrid between a Barleywine and an Imperial Stout – less roasted malt than you’d expect in a stout but just enough to turn the color dark and add another layer of complexity to an already deep disposition of flavors. I thought it would be a fun way to kick off the Bottle Shop Series – with a blast from the past and a tribute to everyone who helped launch the era of extreme beer!”

Nemesis is available now in Founders Brewing Co.’s Grand Rapids and Detroit taprooms and is scheduled to enter nationwide distribution on April 1. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of the brewery’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Nemesis from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Bottle Shop Series; April – August 2021
Style – American-style Barleywine
ABV – 11.2%
IBUs – 75
Fun Fact – “The Bottle Shop Series is a tribute to the folks who supported ragtag brewers across the country when craft beer was in its infancy. When beer enthusiasts sought out innovation through big flavor, in-your-face complexity and revered quality above all else. This series is for them: the distinguished beer connoisseur still seeking the revolution that energized the industry we know today – that settles for nothing less than the very best.”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Distribution – Nationwide
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/beer/find-our-beer/