Late Start & Angry Chair Brewing Collaborate on Barrel-aged LVN CLN

Late Start Brewing (Tampa Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release of Barrel-aged LVN CLN, an annual collaboration project with Angry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida), at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 12.

Back to give Tampa Bay Beer Week 2021 some of that sweet collaboration action, Barrel-aged LVN CLN is an Imperial Sweet Stout brewed with honey and lactose, aged for 24 months in Bourbon barrels, and treated with marshmallows and freshly roasted pistachios. Barrel-aged LVN CLN comes in at 11% ABV.

Barrel-aged LVN CLN will release at Late Start Brewing (located within Pour House Tampa at 1208 E Kennedy Blvd #112 | Tampa, Florida) at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 12. This Limited Release will be available on draft and in 750ml bottles ($30 each, no limit) for as long as supplies last. Barrel-aged LVN CLN is a brewery only release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Barrel-aged LVN CLN from Late Start Brewing & Angry Chair Brewing

Release – Limited; March 12, 2021
Style – Imperial Sweet Stout
ABV – 11%
Treatment – Aged in bourbon barrels for 24 months with freshly roasted pistachio, and marshmallow added, brewed with honey and lactose
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Sets Date for Limited Release of Concurrence Blend No. 7

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will continue its Concurrence Series, a “continued exploration into barrel-aged stouts paired with the finest quality adjunct ingredients,” with the Limited Bottle Release of Concurrence Blend No. 7 on Saturday, February 27.

Inspired heavily by another Creature Comforts offering – My Very Own Mole, the idea behind Concurrence Blend No. 7 (13.9% ABV) starts as an Imperial Stout “made with cocoa nibs from Condor Chocolates, Mexican vanilla beans, pecans from Pearson Farm, benne seed, chili peppers, and cinnamon.” The brewers then take things a step further by “[applying] the beautiful list of primarily local ingredients to a thoughtful blend of apple brandy and bourbon barrel-aged stouts to create a complex, mole-inspired Barrel-Aged Stout.”

Concurrence Blend No. 7 – available in 500ml bottles – is scheduled to release in the Taproom at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on February 27 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Concurrence Blend No. 7 is at brewery only release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Concurrence Blend No. 7 from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; February 27, 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 13.9%
Added Ingredients – Cocoa nibs from Condor Chocolates, Mexican vanilla beans, pecans from Pearson Farm, benne seed, chili peppers & cinnamon
Treatment – A blend of Apple Brandy & Bourbon barrel-aged Stouts
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Creature Comforts Announces Limited Release of Double Koko Buni

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release of Double Koko Buni on Saturday, February 6.

Released from time to time as the much larger cousin the brewery’s fan-favorite Seasonal – Koko Buni Milk Porter, Double Koko Buni is an Imperial Milk Porter featuring toasted coconut, vanilla, lactose, “coffee beans locally [sourced] from 1000 Faces Coffee, and . . . cocoa nibs . . . from Ethereal Confections in Woodstock, IL & Condor Chocolates . . . in Athens.” Weighing in at 8.7% ABV, Double Koko Buni is a “a truly decadent experience” that is “rich, velvety, and balanced.”

Double Koko Buni – available in 500ml bottles – will hit the Taproom at Creature Comforts Brewing Company on February 6 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Double Koko Buni is a brewery exclusive release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Double Koko Buni from Creature Comforts Brewing Company

Release – Limited; February 6, 2021
Style – Imperial Milk Porter
ABV – 8.7%
Featured Ingredients – Toasted coconut, vanilla, lactose, coffee beans from 1000 Faces Coffee, & cocoa nibs from Ethereal Confections & Condor Chocolates 
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Burial Beer Co. Closes 2020 Out With Release of A Faint Glimmer of Hope Notwithstanding

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release of A Faint Glimmer of Hope Notwithstanding on Wednesday, December 30.

Here to quell all the turbulence of 2020 with a “touch of subtle elegance,” A Faint Glimmer of Hope Notwithstanding is an Imperial Stout that was “blended from the bases of 5 different stouts . . . upon which [the brewery] added Forestry Camp roasted and caramelized Turkish figs, toasted almonds, sea salt, whole Madagascar vanilla bean and a touch of maple syrup.” Coming in at 13% ABV, A Faint Glimmer of Hope Notwithstanding is “an awakening to renewal, filled with figgy almond cake with vanilla filling, almond biscotti dipped in mocha cream, and salted caramel ice cream.”

A Faint Glimmer of Hope Notwithstanding – packaged in 500ml bottles for $18 each – will be available for online presale for pickup at Burial Beer Co.’s Asheville taproom and Raleigh taproom at noon on December 30 (proxies are welcome). If any bottles survive the presale, the brewery will release those in their online shop for nationwide shipping on December 31 at noon. A Faint Glimmer of Hope Notwithstanding will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for A Faint Glimmer of Hope Notwithstanding from Burial Beer Co.

Release – Limited; December 30, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 13%
Added Ingredients – Roasted Turkish Fig, Toasted Almond, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Sea Salt & Maple Syrup
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Yazoo Brewing Company Brings the Funk to Winter with Release of Saison D’Hiver

Yazoo Brewing Company (Madison, Tennessee) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Saison D’Hiver, the brewery’s latest Embrace the Funk project, on Saturday, December 19.

Carefully crafted to honor winter, Saison D’Hiver – meaning “the Season of Winter”) is a Dark Saison “brewed with Vienna, dark wheat, roasted barley, special b malt and dark invert Candi syrup.” The beer went on to be “fermented with multiple Belgian and French yeast strains on dried black currants” and then bottled with brettanomyces. Coming in at 9.2% ABV, Saison D’Hiver is a holiday treat that can be enjoyed fresh or aged.

Saison D’Hiver will officially release at Yazoo Brewing Company on December 19 but you can go ahead a pre-order your bottles now by clicking here. With only a limited amount of 500ml bottles available for $13 each, Saison D’Hiver is a brewery only release that will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Saison D’Hiver from Yazoo Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Embrace The Funk Series; December 19, 2020
Style – Saison
ABV – 9.2%
Featured Ingredients – Vienna malt, dark wheat, roasted barley, special b malt & dark invert Candi syrup
Treatment – Fermented with multiple Belgian & French yeast strains on dried black currants, bottled with brettanomyces
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Burial Beer Co. & Tripping Animals Collaborate on Awakened Into the Depths of the Neverending

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release of Awakened Into the Depths of the Neverending, Burial’s first collaboration project with Tripping Animals Brewing (Doral, Florida), on Wednesday, December 16.

Created to be a “deviation from boring linear stout,” Awakened Into the Depths of the Neverending is an Imperial Stout “loaded . . . with massive doses of Tahitian vanilla bean, toasted coconut and lactose to forge a super marshmallowy coconut cream base and accented it with dab of fresh Meyers lemon zest, Spicewalla Vietnamese Cinnamon and sea salt.” Weighing in at 14% ABV, Awakened Into the Depths of the Neverending offers notes of “Kahlua dipped macaroons, toasted mallow squares, and freshly baked coconut cream pie drizzled with lemon glaze.”

Awakened Into the Depths of the Neverending – packaged in 500ml bottles for $19 each – will be available for online presale for pickup at Burial Beer Co.’s Asheville taproom and Raleigh taproom at noon on December 16 (proxies are welcome). If any bottles survive the presale, the brewery will release those in their online shop for nationwide shipping on December 17 at noon. Awakened Into the Depths of the Neverending will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Awakened Into the Depths of the Neverending from Burial Beer Co. & Tripping Animals Brewing

Release – Limited; December 16, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 14%
Added Ingredients – Toasted Coconut, Meyer Lemon Zest, Tahitian Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon, Sea Salt & Lactose
Availability – 500ml bottles ($19 each)
Distribution – None. Brewery only

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

Burial Beer Co. Set to Release The Only Trail From Nowhere

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release of The Only Trail From Nowhere, a trail mix-inspired Imperial Stout, at noon on Wednesday, October 28.

Meant to capture Burial’s “vision of the perfect trail companion,” The Only Trail From Nowhere is an Imperial Stout “made with Forestry Camp roasted Pecans, Peanuts, Cashews and Hazelnuts, alongside accompanying doses of dried wild Thai bananas and big fancy shredded coconut.” Coming in at substantial 15% ABV, The Only Trail From Nowhere supplies notes of “some crumbled German chocolate cake, fluffernutter cliff bars dipped in cashew butter and a sip of hazelnut macchiato with coconut milk cream.”

The Only Trail From Nowhere – 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 October 28 (proxies are welcome). If any bottles survive the presale, the brewery will release those in their online shop for nationwide shipping on October 29 at noon. The Only Trail From Nowhere will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for The Only Trail From Nowhere from Burial Beer Co.

Release – Limited; October 28, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 15%
Added Ingredients – Roasted pecans, peanuts, cashews & hazelnuts, and dried wild Thai bananas & shredded coconut
Availability – 500ml bottles ($20 each)
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Hidden Springs Ale Works Releases The Devil In Time for Halloween

Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will continue its Tarot Series with the Limited Bottle Release of The Devil at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 29.

Representative of the seductive power of “the material world and physical pleasures” and Hidden Springs finally giving in to “the tempting magic that is pumpkin,” The Devil is an Imperial Stout that mimics the experience of a “decadent, indulgent pumpkin cheesecake.” Arriving at the most appropriate of times, The Devil is “sinfully delightful when enjoyed under the full moon on All Hallows’ Eve.”

The Devil will release exclusively in the Taproom at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N. Franklin St. | Tampa, Florida) at 3 p.m. on October 29. This Limited Release will NOT be available on the brewery’s website for pre-order. The Devil will cost $25 per 22 oz. bottles (limit of 2 bottles per person) and “when they’re gone, they’re gone.” Prost!

Vital Information for The Devil from Hidden Springs Ale Works

Release – Limited/Tarot Series; October 29, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – ???
Availability – 22 oz. bottle ($25 each)
Bottle Limit – 2 bottles per person
Distribution – None. Brewery only


Second Self Beer Co. Goes Barleywine Heavy to Celebrate 6th Anniversary

Second Self Beer Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will commemorate its Sixth Anniversary with the Limited Release of Manic Pixie Dream Beer #2 and Malternate Universe during the week of Halloween from Wednesday, October 28 to Saturday, October 31.

Nothing says it is time to celebrate like breaking out a couple fine barleywines and Second Self Beer Co. is doing just that with the release of the following two anniversary offerings (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Manic Pixie Dream Beer #2 – An American Barleywine aged in wet high rye bourbon barrels. It follows Second Self’s highly acclaimed Manic Pixie Dream Beer #1 in 2017, but it certainly deserves its own spotlight. With forward oak and spice nose and caramel and vanilla notes deriving from the malt and barrel used to brew it, Manic Pixie Dream Beer #2 is a slow-sipper that opens as it warms up. Hints of sweet, dark cherry lighten the overall body of the beer, creating a slightly boozy finish. ABV – 12%
  • Malternate Universe (9% ABV) – A Barleywine that pours a rich amber color with a nice tan head. Sweet aromas of caramel, brown sugar and English toffee give the decadent beer a full mouthfeel with tons of flavor. Tasting notes include fig, raisin and molasses. ABV – 9%

“A beer can only be a ‘Manic Pixie Dream Beer’ if it is truly an exception, and we’re confident this second version may just be the best beer we’ve released since Manic Pixie Dream Beer #1,” says Co-Founder and Beer Architect Jason Santamaria. “We’re proud to introduce our beer fans to Malternate Universe as well, and we’re looking forward to celebrating our anniversary over these two new launches with our Atlanta community.”

Manic Pixie Dream Beer #2 and Malternate Universe will be a part of a Double Release taking place at Second Self Beer Co.’s Westside Taproom from Wednesday, October 28 through Saturday, October 31, but you can go ahead pre-order your stash now by clicking here. Only 400 Anniversary Bundles – with Manic Pixie Dream Beer #2 packaged in 750ml bottles and Malternate Universe in 16 oz. cans – will be available for purchase during this release, so make sure that you secure your bundle as soon as possible. Prost!