Burial Beer Co. & The Eighth State Brewing Co. Collaborate on Evolved From Nothing Imperial Stout

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Evolved From Nothing, a special collaboration project with The Eighth State Brewing Company (Greenville, South Carolina), at noon on Wednesday, September 23.

Heavily inspired by pecan turtle candies and ice cream, Evolved From Nothing is an Imperial Stout “made with a festive spike of Forestry Camp roasted and salted Southern pecans, loads of French Broad Chocolate cocoa nibs, dark caramel sugars and a final helping of Madagascar vanilla bean.” Coming in at 15% ABV, Evolved From Nothing supplies a “big faceful of chocolate praline cake, vanilla bean ice cream with smashed chocolate turtles and pecan pie drizzle.”

Evolved From Nothing – available in 500ml bottles for $20 each – will be available for online presale for pickup at Burial Beer Co.’s Asheville taproom and Raleigh taproom at noon on September 23 (proxies are welcome). If any bottles survive the presale, the brewery will release those in their online shop for nationwide shipping on September 24 at noon. Evolved From Nothing will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Evolved From Nothing from Burial Beer Co. & The Eighth State Brewing Company

Release – Limited; September 23, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 15%
Added Ingredients – Roasted pecans from Forestry Camp, cocoa nibs from French Broad Chocolate, Madagascar vanilla beans & sea salt
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery locations only via online presale

Perrin Brewing Sets Date for Annual Release of Malted Milk Ball

Perrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Malted Milk Ball on Thursday, September 24.

Released each year to celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the Perrin Pub, Malted Milk Ball is an Imperial Porter “brewed with lactose and spiced with vanilla and cacao nib” to mimic the flavor profile of “one of [Perrin’s] favorites treats”: the malted milk ball. To give this liquid confection a bit more of an adult flair, Malted Milk Ball (12% ABV) was finished with 9 months of aging in oak Bourbon barrels.

Malted Milk Ball 2020 will hit the Perrin Pub on September 24 and distribution will follow shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Michigan. Prost!

Vital Information for Malted Milk Ball from Perrin Brewing Company

Release – Limited; September 24, 2020
Style – Imperial Porter
ABV – 12%
IBUs – 30
Added Ingredients – Lactose, vanilla & cacao nibs
Treatment – Aged for 9 months in oak Bourbon barrels
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – Michigan only
Beer Finder – https://www.perrinbrewing.com/beer-finder/

Burial Beer Co. Schedules Bottle Release for A Deranged Meditation of Nonsequitur

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release of A Deranged Meditation of Nonsequitur, an Imperial Stout with Decaf Coffee, Coconut Milk, Macaroon Coconut and Vanilla Bean, on Wednesday, August 19.

Crafted to serve as a study on the nonsensical that somehow still makes sense, A Deranged Meditation of Nonsequitur is Imperial Stout inspired by the Vegan Decaf Latte. The brewers at Burial Beer Co. pulled this off by making their own “in house coconut milk from heavy macaroon coconut and added fresh Madagascar vanilla beans to add a richness that trumps your daily Cappuccino.” The beer was then infused with Summit Coffee Co.’s Decaf Descent coffee beans to add “a gorgeous array of texture that you expect from your full-on diesel fuel coffees.” Coming in at 15% ABV, A Deranged Meditation of Nonsequitur “conjures mindfuls of rich tiramisu, coconut creme pie, mocha frappe and other lust-free bounty.”

500ml bottles of A Deranged Meditation of Nonsequitur will be available for online presale for pickup at Burial Beer Co.’s Asheville taproom and pickup and local delivery at the Raleigh taproom at noon on August 19 (proxies welcome). If any bottles survive the presale, the brewery will release those in their online shop for nationwide shipping on August 20 at noon. A Deranged Meditation of Nonsequitur will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for A Deranged Meditation of Nonsequitur from Burial Beer Co.

Release – Limited; August 19, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 15%
Added Ingredients – Decaf Coffee from Summit Coffee Co., Coconut Milk, Macaroon Coconut & Vanilla Bean
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None.
Brewery locations only via online presale

Hidden Springs Ale Works Pulls New Card from Tarot Series, Reveals The Tower

Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of The Tower, a French Toast-inspired Imperial Stout, on Thursday, August 13.

Arriving as the second release in Hidden Springs’ new series of non-barrel-aged Imperial Stouts, The Tower is an Imperial Stout that captures the essence of French Toast thanks to ample additions of maple syrup and cinnamon. Symbolizing “a new dawn in our new reality,” The Tower is “sweet, thick, and a comforting, familiar flavor contrast to the uncertainty of today.”

Bottles of The Tower will release exclusively on the Hidden Springs Ale Works website at 4 p.m. on August 13. Here are the full details and rules surrounding this release (as posted on the brewery’s social media accounts):

  • 22 oz. bottles of The Tower 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 Friday 8/14 – Friday 8/21. 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 DMs on social media).
  • 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.

One more time for clarification: The Tower will be sold exclusively online. There will be no walk-up sales or distribution. If you wish to get your hands on a bottle or two of this offering, just make sure that you are on the Hidden Springs Ale Works website at 4 p.m. on August 13 because this Limited Release is guaranteed to sell out with a quickness. Prost!

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!

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!

DEEP Brewing Co. Set for Return of Calypso ’85 Barrel-aged Imperial Stout

DEEP Brewing Company (Tallahassee, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Annual Bottle Release of Calypso ’85, a Barrel-aged Cuban coffee-inspired Imperial Stout, on Monday, May 25.

Rising from the DEEP just in time for Memorial Day, Calypso ’85 is an Imperial Stout that has been “lurking in Four Roses Bourbon barrels for 14 months before being racked atop mountains of fresh Lucky Goat Coffee Co. Columbian Midnight Express [coffee beans] and infused with Lucky 7 Espresso and milk sugar.” Weighing in at an eye-opening 12.3% ABV, Calypso ’85 will give you that Cuban coffee pick-me-up any time of day.

A limited amount of 500ml bottles of Calypso ’85 will release in DEEP Brewing Company‘s online store at 7 a.m. on May 25 (those who land bottles online can then swing by the brewery for curbside pick up between noon and 7 p.m.). Calypso ’85 is a brewery exclusive release that will only be available at DEEP Brewing Company as long as supplies last. Prost!

Vital Information for Calypso ’85 from DEEP Brewing Company

Release – Limited; May 25, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.3%
Treatment – Aged in Four Roses Bourbon barrels for 14 months
Added Ingredients – Columbian Midnight Express & Lucky 7 Espresso coffee from Lucky Goat Coffee Co. & milk sugar
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Yazoo Brewing Company Set for Limited Release of Twelve Sixteen

ETFlogo_editedYazoo Brewing Company (Madison, Tennessee) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Twelve Sixteen, the brewery’s latest Embrace the Funk project, on Wednesday, May 20.

Described as “a once in a lifetime Mélange of [Embrace the Funk’s] first two coolship beers,” Twelve Sixteen is an American Wild Ale “brewed with raw wheat, pale malt and aged hops” and then “spontaneously fermented by local Nashville microflora in the 2012/13 & 2016/17 seasons.” This special project went on to be “oak aged then blended for a natural one-year bottle refermentation.”

“When we were preparing to move the brewery in early 2019, I found a keg of our original spontaneous ale named “Clarence” brewed on 12/12/12 at Division Street in downtown Nashville. The beer was a reflection of what our native local environment influenced, eventually advancing to the medal round of GABF 2014.

“Finding that keg, and tasting a beer I thought was long gone was very exciting. It made sense to take our first batch in 2012 and blend it with our first batch in our new coolship from the 2016/2017 season of spontaneous brewing. Bottled on April 23rd 2019 for a one-year bottle conditioning evolution. I hope you enjoy this project of time, natural progression, local microflora and passion.

“It has long been a dream of mine to present on a larger scale what the diverse Middle Tennessee microbes have to offer.”

– Brandon Jones, Head Funkmaster & Brewer for Yazoo’s Embrace the Funk program

Twelve Sixteen is scheduled to officially release at Yazoo Brewing Company on Wednesday, May 20 and you can pre-order your bottles now by clicking here.  This Special Release is limited to only 500 375ml bottles and “once gone they are gone.”  Prost!

 

Ye Who Enter Here Imperial Stout Returns for Orpheus Brewing

orpheuslogoOrpheus Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Ye Who Enter Here, a Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with chiles, coffee and vanilla beans, on Friday, May 22.

Dropping as the first of many beers that will release over the next six weeks to celebrate Year Six of Orpheus Brewing, Ye Who Enter Here is an Imperial Stout aged for two years in Heaven Hill Bourbon and Jack Daniels Rye Whiskey barrels with guajillo, puya, and de árbol chiles; Madagascan vanilla beans; and a complex blend of Nariño and Ixlama coffee beans from East Pole Coffee Co. that were added whole to the barrels.  Coming in at 13% ABV, this batch of Ye Who Enter Here promises to be “spicier than the first batch, but still more of a warm, building heat than an aggressive spiciness.”

Ye Who Enter Here will hit The Tasting Room at Orpheus Brewing on May 22 and you can pre-order your bottles on CraftCellr now by clicking here. This Limited Release offering will be available in 375ml bottles and will hang around only as long as supplies last.  Ye Who Enter Here is a brewery exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Ye Who Enter Here from Orpheus Brewing

Release – Limited; May 22, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 13%
Treatment – Aged for two years in Heaven Hill Bourbon and Jack Daniels Rye Whiskey barrels
Added Ingredients – Chiles (guajillo, puya, and de árbol), Madagascar vanilla beans, & a blend of Nariño & Ixlama coffee beans from East Pole Coffee Co.
Availability – 375ml bottles
Pre-order – https://orpheus.craftcellr.com/
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only