Southern Grist Brewing Co. Set for Limited Release of Imperial Blue & Pink Cotton Candy Hill

SouthernGristlogoSouthern Grist Brewing Co. (Nashville, Tennessee) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Imperial Blue & Pink Cotton Candy Hill on Thursday, April 2.

Here to bring a little whimsy to a time that could definitely use it, Imperial Blue & Pink Cotton Candy Hill is an Imperial Sour Ale brewed with lactose, and blue raspberry and vanilla cotton candy.  Coming in at 7.2% ABV, Imperial Blue & Pink Cotton Candy Hill is sure to leave you “feeling nostalgic for simpler times.”

Imperial Blue & Pink Cotton Candy Hill will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($17 plus tax per 4-pack) at both of Southern Grist’s taprooms for To-Go sales starting at 11 a.m. on April 2. Online pre-orders for pick up (Nations location only) & delivery are available now (click here). If you are ordering for pick-up from the Nations taproom, your order will be available starting Thursday at 11 a.m.  Imperial Blue & Pink Cotton Candy Hill is a taproom exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Imperial Blue & Pink Cotton Candy Hill from Southern Grist Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; April 2, 2020
Style – Imperial Sour Ale
ABV – 7.2%
Added Ingredients – Lactose, blue raspberry cotton candy & vanilla cotton candy
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($17 plus tax per 4-pack)
Online Pre-Order – https://squareup.com/store/southern-grist-brewing-company-2/
Distribution – None; brewery only

Calusa Brewing Begins Triple Can Release of Outbound Pils, Citronious & Lobby Party DIPA

CalusaTripleCanDropVertCalusa Brewing (Sarasota, Florida) has officially announced that it is closing out March 2020 by dropping three Limited Release offerings – the debut of Outbound German-style Pils and return of Citronious and Lobby Party Double NEIPA – in the brewery’s taproom.

As they adapt to the current social distancing and stay-at-home situation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Calusa Brewing has decided to can a serious amount of the following three Limited Release offerings so that the brewery’s cooler can stay stocked with plenty of tasty goodness (descriptions sourced from the brewery’s Facebook page):

  • Outbound | German-style Pils – Crisp, complex and classic, this German Lager pours a brilliant, sparkling gold. Made with only the highest-quality German malts, aromatic noble hop varieties and a traditional long, cold maturation. Some things are classics for a reason.  ABV – 4.8%
  • Citronious | New England-style India Pale Ale – Pouring a hazy gold, Citronious blasts with the fresh flavor and aromas of citrus, mango and tropical fruits. This single-hopped IPA is a true showcase for the juicy, dank, notoriously big character of the dynamic Citra hop.  ABV – 6.5%
  • Lobby Party | Double New England-style India Pale Ale – Double NEIPA w/ Citra, & Sabro hops, Mango, Pineapple & Lactose collaboration with our South Florida friends at Tripping Animals Brewing (Doral, Florida)  ABV – 8.5%

All three offerings listed above were officially released in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans on March 28, but there is still “plenty to go around” at this time.  You can grab your 4-packs by visiting Calusa Brewing during their adjusted To-Go Only Hours: Weekdays – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Weekends – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (credit/debit card payments only). Prost!

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TBBW 2020 Event: Triple Can Drop at Escape Brewing Company

EscapeLogo400sqBeginning on March 11, Escape Brewing Company (Trinity, Florida) will be celebrating Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 by having three straight days of can drops featuring three new beers: Strawberry Lemonade Sour, Poolside Chill Sour and Got Your Stash Hazy DIPA.

Recognizing that Tampa Bay Beer Week is always a great time to introduce a new beer or three, Escape Brewing Company will be taking care of their fans and anyone else who makes the trip up to the northern burbs by releasing 16 oz. cans of the following three Limited Release brews (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s social media posts): 

  • Wednesday, March 11 at 4 p.m. | Strawberry Lemonade Sour – A mouth puckering, eye watering taste of Florida. Enjoy being wrapped up in a smooth strawberry front-end before getting a love bite from the sour lemonade. If sunshine had a taste this would be it! We think our favorite superhero, Florida Man, would consider this his go-to beer.
  • Thursday, March 12 at 4 p.m. | Poolside Chill Sour – A guava, lime & grapefruit Berliner Weisse with enough Florida attitude to make you say, “Hot dang!” Guava sweetly dances on your tongue but quickly switches to a feisty lime & grapefruit bite faster than the weather changes here! We recommend this sour for any day, rain or shine you’ll feel just like you’re by the pool while sipping this sour & sweet treat.
  • Friday, March 13 at Noon | Got Your Stash Hazy DIPA – A favorite in the taproom for a long time. We heard your cries for a revolution and rest assured we have delivered! This is our first canning of Stash and we are so happy to share this with everyone on the last day of TBBW. Talk about going out with a bang! This hazy DIPA will give you that great Nelson & Citra hop taste while mellowing out on the back end.

All three beers listed above will release in the Taproom at Escape Brewing Company (9945 Trinity Boulevard | Trinity, Florida) on their listed dates and times.  Each Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans as long as supplies last.

If you are in town partaking in all the Tampa Bay Beer Week festivities, be sure to build some time into your schedule to make a trip (or three) out to Trinity so that you can grab a 4-pack and raise a glass with the always awesome crew at Escape Brewing Company.  Prost!

 

TBBW 2020 Event: J&B 20/20 IPA Can Release, a Jug & Bottle Dept. & Hidden Springs Ale Works Collaboration

JugBottleHSAWJug & Bottle Dept. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will be breaking out the good stuff for Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 when it hosts a Limited Can Release for J&B 20/20, a supremely classy malt beverage brewed in collaboration with Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida), at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10.

The result of Hidden Springs Ale Works and Jug & Bottle Dept.’s mutual aspiration to create “a malt beverage worthy of its own chain,” J&B 20/20 is a double dry-hopped India Pale Ale featuring “Sabro and Vic Secret hops as well as a healthy dose of blue spirulina.”  Although the spirulina does not contribute any flavor, this pivotal ingredient “does impart a shade of blue similar to everyone’s favorite neon blue gas station wine.”  That’s right . . . J&B 20/20 is a DDH IPA that is both hazy AND blue.

Cans of J&B 20/20 will officially release at Jug & Bottle Dept. (6203 N Florida Ave. | Tampa, Florida) at 5 p.m. on March 10 and will also be available at Hidden Springs Ale Works shortly after this event.  Quantities of J&B 20/20 are incredibly limited, and this special collaboration release will only be available at Jug & Bottle Dept. and Hidden Springs Ale Works as long as supplies last. Prost!

 

New Realm Brewing Turns Doomsday Hound Loose for Another Limited Release

newrealmlogo2New Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Doomsday Hound Russian Imperial Stout on Tuesday, March 3.

Breaking “its chains once again and . . . ready to unleash its wrath for a third time,” Doomsday Hound is a Russian Imperial Stout that has “a deep black color and a thick brown foamy head.” Coming in at a beastly 9.5% ABV, the “viciously flavorful” Doomsday Hound “sinks its teeth into you upon the first sip, with intense, full body, roasted coffee and cocoa flavors.”

“This is the third anniversary of the release of our Doomsday Hound Russian Imperial Stout. It’s exciting to see how the brand has grown over the years and has now become one of our most sought-after beers – and for good reason,” said Bob Powers, COO and Co-Founder of New Realm Brewing.

 

“I love the Imperial Stout style, it’s a fantastic beer to drink all winter long. Doomsday Hound is a great recipe which uses a large amount of English malts and it was one of the first high ABV beers we ever brewed at New Realm. In addition, it’s a great beer for aging in barrels, hint, hint.” said Mitch Steele, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of New Realm Brewing.

Doomsday Hound will officially hit New Realm’s Atlanta and Virginia Beach locations on March 3 (you can pre-order cans by visiting the brewery’s CraftCellr pages: Atlanta location | Virginia location) and limited distribution will follow shortly after the on-site releases.  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 New Realm’s distribution footprint in Georgia and Virginia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Doomsday Hound from New Realm Brewing Company

Release – Limited; March 3, 2020
Style – Russian Imperial Stout
ABV – 9.5% 
Fun Fact – On the Russian Imperial Stout style: “Russian Imperial Stouts, first brewed in 18th century England and exported to the highest courts and Emperors of Russia, are higher in alcohol than traditional Stouts. They’re notoriously full bodied, rich, and complex, with flavors and aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and dried fruit. Often dry, these big dark beers can also feature hints of alcohol warmth.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia & Virginia

Orpheus Brewing Readies for Limited Return of Nothing Left To Give Sour Ale

orpheuslogoOrpheus Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the annual Limited Release of Nothing Left To Give, a Raspberry Sour Ale, on Saturday, February 29.

Returning once again to “give you everything you want,” Nothing Left To Give is an American Sour Ale “soured by house wild cultures and gorged with 2,000 lbs of raspberry.”  Coming in at 5.9% ABV, Nothing Left To Give is “rich with juicy, ripened berry with underlying notes of peach and citrus.”

“At peace with the silence, the screams taken in by a wall of tranquility while earthly desires lie naked and bare – the manic pulsations of noise and flesh in their unending thirst for more. When all that’s left is me bleeding red, my heart pouring out of my skin, it’s not for you. All that remains is Nothing Left To Give.”

Nothing Left To Give will officially release at Orpheus Brewing on February 29 and limited distribution is expected to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee. Prost!

Vital Information for Nothing Left To Give from Orpheus Brewing

Release – Limited/Rotating; February 29, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 5.9%
Added Ingredients – 2,000 lbs. of raspberries
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Florida, Georgia & Tennessee

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TrimTab Brewing Set for Double Release of Martin Denny Complex Sour Ale & Suspended Moments DIPA

TrimTablogoTrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will be treating its fans to a Double Release Weekend featuring Martin Denny Complex, a tiki-inspired Imperial Sour Ale, on Friday, February 21 and Suspended Moments, a Double IPA brewed in collaboration with Heist Brewery (Charlotte, North Carolina) on Saturday, February 22.

Coming out of the brewery’s Beach Club Series as a liquid celebration of piano player and composer Martin Denny (a.k.a. the “father of exotica”), Martin Denny Complex is an Imperial Sour Ale crafted with passionfruit, peach and vanilla.  Clocking in at 7.5% “party by volume,” Martin Denny Complex is sure to remind you that “Life’s a peach, when you’re on the beach!”

A beer that combines all the IPA know-how possessed by TrimTab Brewing and Heist Brewery, Suspended Moments is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale featuring Oat Milk, Mosaic, Cashmere and Vic Secret hops.  Meant to be sipped and shared with your beer lovin’ buddies, Suspended Moments is sure to inspire you to “take a moment . . . to make a moment.”

Martin Denny Complex will debut in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing at noon on February 21 and Suspended Moments will hit the brewery on February 22. Both beers are expected to see limited distribution shortly after their on-site releases.  Look for both of these Limited Release offerings to be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Alabama and Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Martin Denny Complex from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Beach Club Series; February 21, 2020
Style – Imperial Sour Ale
ABV – 7.5%
Added Ingredients – Passionfruit, peach & vanilla
Fun Fact – “This brew is a celebration of piano player and composer, Martin Denny. Best known as the ‘father of exotica’, Denny popularized his brand of lounge music with imaginative rearrangements of popular songs, and original songs that celebrates tiki culture.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

Vital Information for Suspended Moments from TrimTab Brewing & Heist Brewery

Release – Limited; February 22, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – ???
Featured Hops – Mosaic, Cashmere & Vic Secret
Added Ingredients – Oat Milk
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

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New Realm Brewing Continues Push Cart Series with Release of Chocolate Sea Salt Imperial Ale

NewRealmKOPNew Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Push Cart – Chocolate Sea Salt Imperial Ale, the brewery’s latest collaboration with Atlanta-based King of Pops, on January 21.

Arriving as the second release in New Realm’s Push Cart Series that formulates beer versions of the most popular ice pops produced by their friends at King of Pops, Push Cart – Chocolate Sea Salt Imperial Ale is a “dark, creamy and sweet” American Strong Ale that is smooth and chocolatey with just a hint of salt on the finish.”  Coming in at 8.6% ABV, Push Cart – Chocolate Sea Salt Imperial Ale is “perfect for winter in the city or escapes to the beach.”

“We worked with our friends at King of Pops and their ingredients to create this beer which does a remarkable job of replicating the creamy chocolate flavor of their most popular pop. Projects like this where we get to work with great folks in our community, are extremely fun and tremendously delicious!” said Mitch Steele, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of New Realm Brewing.

 

“Chocolate Sea Salt is our best-selling flavor, and it’s the one we try our best to have at every single cart and shop. We thought it would fit well with a darker beer, perfect for the increasingly mild but dreary Atlanta winters” said Steven Carse, Co-Founder of King of Pops.

Push Cart – Chocolate Sea Salt Imperial Ale is scheduled to officially release in New Realm’s Atlanta and Virginia Beach locations on January 21 and will enter limited distribution shortly after the on-site releases.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located within New Realm’s distribution footprint in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Push Cart – Chocolate Sea Salt Imperial Ale from New Realm Brewing Company & King of Pops

Release – Limited/Push Cart Series; January 21, 2020
Style – American Strong Ale
ABV – 8.6%
IBUs -25
Added Ingredients – Chocolate & sea salt sourced from King of Pops
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia; also available at New Realm’s Atlanta & Virginia Beach locations

 

Cascade Brewing Releases Tropical Grasslands Gose as its First Canned Sour

cascadelogoCascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Tropical Grasslands, a Barrel-aged Gose available exclusively in cans, on January 13.

Arriving as the first offering in a new series of canned Sour Ales that are “meant to be consumed fresh, not aged,” Tropical Grasslands is a Gose-style Ale “aged in oak barrels for up to 10 months then infused with fresh orange zest, fresh lemongrass, ground coriander and Oregon Coast sea salt.”  Coming in at an easy drinking 5% ABV, Tropical Grasslands is the approachable yet full-flavored Sour Ale you have been longing for.

“Tropical Grasslands is the first in a new series of canned sours that are designed to be crisp, easy-drinking sours with clean and complex flavors,” explained Kevin Martin, director of brewery operations for Cascade Brewing. “With soft acidity and fresh flavors, this canned series will be a great gateway sour for those new to sour beer, and will also appeal to the sour beer connoisseur looking for a softer approach to the style.”

Tropical Grasslands hit Cascade’s two Portland pubs – Cascade Brewing Barrel House and Lodge at Cascade Brewing – on January 13 and will enter limited distribution shortly after the on-site releases. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. cans at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Oregon, California, Washington and Idaho. Tropical Grasslands will not be available on draft.  Prost!

Vital Information for Tropical Grasslands from Cascade Brewing

Release – Limited; January 13, 2020
Style – Gose
ABV – 5%
Treatment – Aged in oak barrels for up to 10 months then infused with fresh orange zest, fresh lemongrass, ground coriander & Oregon Coast sea salt
Availability – 12 oz. cans
Distribution – Oregon, California, Washington & Idaho

New Realm Brewing Kicks Off 2020 with Return of Radegast Triple IPA

newrealmlogo2New Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Radegast Triple IPA on January 14.

Released each year in January to commemorate the opening of New Realm’s first brewery, Radegast – named after the fabled Slavic god of hospitality – is a Triple India Pale Ale that is “wonderfully aromatic and massive in fruity hop flavor.”  Boasting “huge citrus, resin and peach flavors plus mild malt character in both nose and taste,” the “full flavored and assertively hopped” Radegast (11.5% ABV) has been expertly crafted to be a “perfect cool weather sipper,”

“We really look forward to brewing this beer every year, it’s definitely a favorite of the brewing team. This is the third year we’ve brewed Radegast Triple IPA, and this is my favorite version so far. This hop bomb hits you with loads of citrus, peach and pineapple.”

 

– Mitch Steele, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of New Realm Brewing

Radegast Triple IPA will officially release at New Realm’s Atlanta and Virginia Beach locations on January 14 (a limited amount of Radegast is available for pre-sale on CraftCellr, and you can secure your cans now by clicking here) and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after the on-site releases.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in New Realm’s distribution footprint in Georgia and the Hampton Roads, Northern and Western areas of Virginia.   Prost!

Vital Information for Radegast Triple IPA from New Realm Brewing Company

Release – Limited; January 14, 2020
Style – Imperial/Triple India Pale Ale
ABV – 11.5% 
IBUs – 100
Hops – Citra, Mosaic & El Dorado

Fun Fact – “Radegast Triple IPA was the first beer released by [New Realm Brewing Company], and one of its most highly rated.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia and the Hampton Roads, Northern and Western areas of Virginia