TrimTab Brewing Set for Can Release of Cake Therapy Imperial Stout

TrimTablogoTrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for Cake Therapy Imperial Stout at the brewery on Friday, December 6.

Arriving as the newest slice of happiness to come out of TrimTab Brewing’s Cellar Reserve Series, Cake Therapy is an Imperial Stout “crafted with double chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla icing.”  Coming in at 10% ABV, the decadently sweet Cake Therapy is sure to delight “16 sinfully delicious ounces” at a time.

Cake Therapy will officially release in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing on December 6. This Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans.  There is no word at this time as to whether Cake Therapy will see distribution, but past Cellar Reserve Series offerings have turned up at select craft beer-focused establishments located within TrimTab Brewing’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Cake Therapy from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Cellar Reserve Series; December 6, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 10%
Added Ingredients – Double chocolate, cinnamon & vanilla icing
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Brewery Release; limited distribution is possible if supply allows for it

Cherry Street Brewing to Release O.A.S.I.S. Imperial Stout on Black Friday

CherryStreetLogoCherry Street Brewing (Cumming, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for O.A.S.I.S. Imperial Stout during its Annual Black Friday Kegs N’ Eggs event on November 29.

Brewed to commemorate the 40th birthday of Cherry Street Brewing’s Head Brewer Chris, O.A.S.I.S. (also known as “Old as Shit Imperial Stout“) is a Russian Imperial Stout that has been dosed with “cocoa nibs and vanilla beans soaked in Jeremiah Weed Sarsaparilla Whiskey.” Weighing in at 10.5% ABV, O.A.S.I.S. promises a rich and velvety experience featuring “slight roast notes up front, followed by decadent chocolate in the middle, and a bittersweet vanilla/whiskey finish.”

O.A.S.I.S. Imperial Stout will officially release in the Tap Room at Cherry Street Brewing (5810 Bond St. | Cumming, GA) at 9:30 a.m. on Black Friday (November 29) and will only be available as long as supplies last. This Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and the brewery will have O.A.S.I.S. t-shirts for sale as well.  O.A.S.I.S. is a tap room exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for O.A.S.I.S. Imperial Stout from Cherry Street Brewing

Release – Limited; November 29, 2019 (Black Friday)
Style – Russian Imperial Stout
ABV – 10.5% 
IBUs – 58
Added Ingredients – Cocoa nibs and vanilla beans soaked in Jeremiah Weed Sarsaparilla Whiskey
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None; tap room exclusive

TrimTab Brewing Treats Fans to Crème de la Crème Brûlée Imperial Stout

TrimTablogoTrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for Crème de la Crème Brûlée Imperial Stout on Friday, November 15.

Surfacing as the latest offering to come out of TrimTab Brewing’s Cellar Reserve Series, Crème de la Crème Brûlée is a crème brûlée-inspired Imperial Stout “crafted with vanilla beans, molasses and crème brûlée coffee.”  Weighing in at a sizable 8.7% ABV, Crème de la Crème Brûlée promises to be “16 ounces of decadence.”

Crème de la Crème Brûlée will officially release in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing on November 15. This Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans.  At this time, there is no word on whether Crème de la Crème Brûlée will see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Crème de la Crème Brûlée from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Cellar Reserve Series; November 15, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 8.7%
Added Ingredients – Vanilla beans, molasses & crème brûlée coffee
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Brewery Release; there is no word on whether this offering will see distribution

 

Heavy Seas Beer Brews Up a Quadruple IPA to Serve as its 24 Anniversary Ale

IMG_0308Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will recognize 24 years of craft brewing with the Limited Release of 24 Anniversary Ale: Quadruple IPA in early December 2019.

Created to be Heavy Seas Beer’s “really big way of saying thank you” to their fans for 24 years of support, 24 Anniversary Ale: Quadruple IPA is a Hazy/Juicy Imperial India Pale Ale brewed with “x4 the hops” – a ridiculous amount of Simcoe, Citra, Galaxy and Enigma hops to be exact.  Weighing in at a rather massive 14% ABV and “bursting with notes of grapefruit, orange and ripe stone fruit,” 24 Anniversary Ale “brings a juiciness to every celebration.”

“Heavy Seas is known for making robust, powerful beers and a wide variety of IPA’s,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “Recently, we’ve also been having a lot of fun with hazy, juicy, hoppy beers that have been well received. So, we decided to put it all together for our 24th Anniversary Ale – a 14% ABV, 75 IBU Hazy ‘Quadrupel’ IPA brewed with oats, wheat and hopped to absurd levels with over four pounds per barrel of Citra, Galaxy, Enigma, and Simcoe. There’s enormous buzz in the brewery about this beer. We can’t wait to get it into the hands of all of our fans!”

24 Anniversary Ale: Quadruple IPA will debut at the 24th Anniversary Party in the Heavy Seas Taproom on December 6 and will enter distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. Prost!

Vital Information for 24 Anniversary Ale: Quadruple IPA from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited; December 6, 2019
Style – Hazy/Juicy Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 14%
IBUs – 65
Hops – Simcoe, Citra, Galaxy & Enigma
Malts – 2-Row, Wheat Malt, Flaked Oats & Dextrose
Fun Fact – “The 24 Anniversary Ale label artwork was designed by, Chris Gipple, co-founder of Nightshift Creative and designer for Infinite Rot. Chris will be the new local Baltimore artist the brewery will begin working with in 2020. For 2019, local artist, Owen Murphy of One Drop Design Studio, designed both the 23rd Anniversary Ale label and all labels for the brewery’s 15 Barrel Brewhouse taproom exclusive can releases.”
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Florida, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC, & West Virginia

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Iron Fist Brewing Adds Hessian Session S-IPA to Small Batch Experiments Series

IronFistLogoIron Fist Brewing Company (Vista, California) has officially announced that Hessian Session S-IPA, a Session IPA with Kaffir lime leaf, is dropping now to serve as the ninth release in the brewery’s 2019 Small Batch Experiments Series.

Brewed to be a “traditional West Coast classic,” Hessian Session is a West Coast-style Session India Pale Ale that has “a Pilsner malt and a top secret undisclosed malt [meet] Mt Hood, Citra, Amarillo, and Cascade hops.” To put a unique spin on the style, the beer was then “dry hopped with Kaffir Lime Leaf, letting the beer simply rest on the leaf to allow everything to break down and release that great, yet subtle flavor out.”  Weighing in at a slightly higher ABV than most Session IPAs, this special brew has been named Hessian Session “because only heavy hitting sketchy hessians are going to pound a 5% [ABV] beer as a session.”

“After our last few higher abv and heavy hopped beers, we decided to brew something a little more sessionable with a big aroma – something they could easily pair with everything from tacos to curries. It’s really what the whole brewing team wants to be drinking right now.”

 

– Tom Garcia, Brewmaster at Iron Fist Brewing Company

Hessian Session S-IPA will hit Iron Fist Brewing Company’s Vista and Barrio Logan taprooms in late October 2019.  This Limited Release offering will be available in limited-edition 12 oz. cans and on draft. Like all Small Batch Experiments, Hessian Session S-IPA is a taproom exclusive that will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Hessian Session S-IPA from Iron Fist Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Small Batch Experiments Series; late October 2019
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 5%
IBUs – 46
Featured Hops – Mt Hood, Citra, Amarillo & Cascade
Added Ingredients – Kaffir lime leaf
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Available exclusively in Iron Fist’s Vista and Barrio Logan taprooms

New Realm Brewing Shows Out with Limited Release of Tyrannosaurus Flex Hazy Double IPA

NewRealmFlexNew Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for Tyrannosaurus Flex Hazy Double IPA on Tuesday, October 29.

Developed as a means of showcasing New Realm’s strength in the IPA kingdom, Tyrannosaurus Flex is a Hazy Double India Pale Ale hopped exclusively with New Zealand hops – Motueka and Rakau – and fermented with Norwegian Kviek yeast to create a “cretaceous amount of juicy, fruity notes such as mango, pineapple, peach, apricot and citrus . . . balanced with an herbal, piney and lightly dank full body.”  Weighing in at an imposing 8.5% ABV, the “hazy beast” that is Tyrannosaurus Flex is primed to show that it is “the ruler of the realm!”

Tyrannosaurus Flex will officially release in New Realm Brewing Company’s Atlanta Taproom (550 Somerset Terrace NE | Unit 101 | Atlanta, Georgia) on October 29, 2019.  A limited supply of Tyrannosaurus Flex will be available for purchase in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft.  If you would like to secure your stash of this Limited Release in advance, you can do so through CraftCellr (click here to do so).  Prost!

Vital Information for Tyrannosaurus Flex from New Realm Brewing Company

Release – Limited; October 29, 2019
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Featured Hops – Motueka & Rakau
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None; Only available at New Realm Brewing Company’s Atlanta Taproom location
Reserve Online – https://newrealm.craftcellr.com/

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Three Taverns Craft Brewery Set for Limited Can Release of Lazy Sonker

threetavernslogoThree Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for its highly sought-after Lazy Sonker, a blueberry cobbler-themed Sour Ale, on Saturday, October 26.

Inspired by the “North Carolina indigenous and delicious soupy mess of fruit and crust known as a sonker (aka cobbler),” Lazy Sonker is a Sour Ale that boasts additions of blueberry, cinnamon, vanilla, and cream.” Weighing in at 5% ABV, Lazy Sonker is here to ease you into fall with all the down-home warmth you would expect from its namesake confection.

Lazy Sonker will officially release in The Parlour at Three Taverns Craft Brewery on October 26.  This Limited Release offering will be available on draft & in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans (limit two (2) 6-packs per person).  This offering is pretty much guaranteed to sell out, but you can reserve yours now via CraftCellr (click here to do so). If the pre-sale on CraftCellr happens to sell out, the brewery will still have a limited amount of 6-packs available for walk-ins day of the release.  Prost!

Vital Information for Lazy Sonker from Three Taverns Craft Brewery

Release – Limited/Sour Asylum Series; October 26, 2019
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 5%
Added Ingredients – Blueberry, cinnamon, vanilla & cream
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None; Taproom only release
Reserve Online – https://threetaverns.craftcellr.com/

Brew Bus Brewing & Orpheus Brewing Collaborate on Softly Shimmer Hazy IPA

BrewBusOrpheusBrew Bus Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Softly Shimmer, a Hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia), in mid-October 2019.

Collaboratively cooked up at Brew Bus Brewing to commemorate Orpheus Brewing’s recent distribution expansion to Central Florida, Softly Shimmer is a Hazy India Pale Ale that brings together “pillowy mounds of Cashmere and Galaxy hops.” Best enjoyed fresh, Softly Shimmer (6.1% ABV) is “full of tropical fruit goodness” that is sure to “softly shimmer” in the Florida sun.

Softly Shimmer officially released in Brew Bus Brewing’s Tasting Room (4101 N Florida Ave | Tampa, Florida) on October 15 with availability in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft.  This Limited Release will only be available as long as supplies last. Softly Shimmer is currently only available in Brew Bus Brewing’s Tasting Room, and there is no word at this time if it will hit distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Softly Shimmer from Brew Bus Brewing & Orpheus Brewing

Release – Limited; October 15, 2019
Style – Hazy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.1%
Featured Hops – Cashmere & Galaxy
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None; Tasting Room only

Pontoon Brewing Set for Can Release of Down with the Thickness Stout

PontoonBrewingLogoPontoon Brewing (Sandy Springs, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for Down With the Thickness on Friday, October 4.

Here to meet the challenge of all those craft beer drinkers who constantly say things like “It’s a good Stout, but it’s a little thin for my liking,” Down With the Thickness is an Imperial Milk Stout laden with notes of hazelnut, chocolate, vanilla and lactose.  Ridiculously full-bodied and weighing in at 9% ABV, this Milk Stout has so much viscosity that you will have no choice but to “get up, come on, get down with the thickness!”

Down With the Thickness will debut on draft at Pontoon Brewing (8601 Dunwoody Place | ​Building 500, Suite 500 | ​Sandy Springs, Georgia) on Thursday, October 3 and the Can Release will take place at the brewery on Friday, October 4.  If you would like to secure your stash in advance, you can get in on the pre-sale by visiting CraftCellrDown With the Thickness will be available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft for as long as supplies last. Prost!

Vital Information for Down With the Thickness from Pontoon Brewing

Release – Limited; October 4, 2019
Style – Imperial Milk/Sweet Stout
ABV – 9%
Added Ingredients – Hazelnut, chocolate, vanilla & lactose
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Tap Room only release. Distribution is not expected

 

Hidden Springs Ale Works Releases Details on Mega Drop 3.4 Bottle & Can Release

HiddenSpringslogoOn Saturday, September 21 at 11 a.m., Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) will unload Mega Drop 3.4, a Limited Release event featuring three bottled variants of Black Aggie Imperial Stout and an insane amount of various releases in cans.

Are things getting a little sparse in your beer fridge?  Do you feel your pastry boi/bae status slipping away due to a lack of Pastry Stout in your life? If one or both of these conditions apply to you, fear not because Hidden Springs Ale Works is coming through for you in a big way with their Mega Drop 3.4 on September 21.  Truly the most mega of drops ever to be dropped at Hidden Springs, Mega Drop 3.4 will feature the following ten – yeah, TEN – releases (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s Facebook page):

The Bottles

  • Barrel-aged Birthday Cake Black Aggie – Cuz it isn’t a party without that classic, spongy yellow cake that’s busting at the seams with chocolate + vanilla⁠.  $30 per bottle
  • Barrel-aged Devil’s Food Cake Black Aggie – It’s dense & fudgy with literal pounds of chocolate, vanilla + bright, sweet raspberries⁠.  $30 per bottle
  • Barrel-aged Mexican Cake Black Aggie – It’s sugar & spice, & not a thing nice as it coats your insides with cinnamon, ancho chiles, deep chocolate + sweet vanilla⁠.  $30 per bottle

The Cans

  • Brawndo – “Sports Drink” Berliner (finally making a can debut just in time to commemorate our 4th year in Tampa Heights).  $18 per 4-pack of 16 oz. cans
  • Riot Juice – Blackberry + Lime Berliner with Vanilla & Milk Sugar.  $16 per 4-pack of 16 oz. cans
  • Man Child – Peanut Butter & Jelly Berliner.  $18 per 4-pack of 16 oz. cans
  • No Bake – Cherry Cheesecake Berliner brewed in collaboration with Finback Brewery.  $18 per 4-pack of 16 oz. cans
  • Kazhbier – Crispy Czech Pilsner.  $12 per 4-pack of 16 oz. can
  • Ninja Dust – A brand-new Double Dry-hopped Double IPA with El Dorado + Galaxy hops.  $18 per 4-pack of 16 oz. cans
  • Ezra the Lion – IPA with Citra hops *BONUS: this beer helps kids beat cancer. Proceeds benefit Beat Nb, driving childhood cancer clinical trials in over 45 hospitals.  $16 per 4-pack of 16 oz. can

**Cases of cans will be available for $90 per brand/per case**

All of the bottles and cans listed above will release at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N. Franklin St. | Tampa, Florida) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 21. Any limits will be announced 15 minutes prior to the start of the release. Cash is preferred (it keeps the line moving), but cards will be accepted.

A few more things to keep in mind if you plan to attend this Mega Drop:

  • Parking is available up and down Franklin St., on Henderson just west of Tampa, and on 7th Ave. There are also paid lots located across the street from the brewery
  • Once you are in line, make sure that you hug the wall near the door on Henderson so that foot traffic will not be affected on the sidewalks
  • Above all, please be respectful of the brewery’s neighbors. Pick up after yourself and do not leave empty bottles and cans behind on the sidewalk, street, etc.

Do not sleep on Mega Drop 3.4 because the majority of these releases will undoubtedly sell out on September 21.  If you want/need these beers in your life (and who doesn’t?), make sure that you are in line no later than the final head count on Saturday morning.  Good luck out there and happy Mega Drop Day to you all.  Prost!

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