Sideward Brewing Set to Drop Cans of Star Rider IPA

Sideward Brewing Co. (Orlando, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Star Rider New England IPA on Thursday, July 2.

Brewed to be the “newer, cooler big brother” to Sideward’s highly-rated Space Wizard IPA, Star Rider is a New England-style India Pale Ale “made with all the new space age hop products” – Mosaic hop oil, Mosaic Cryo, Sabro Cryo and Vic Secret hops. Coming in at 7.9% ABV, Star Rider features “big notes of citrus with underlying pineapple, passion fruit and pine.”

Star Rider will roll into the Taproom at Sideward Brewing Co. at noon on July 2. This Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans as long as supplies last. Star Rider is a brewery exclusive offering and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Star Rider from Sideward Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; July 2, 2020
Style – New England-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.9%
Featured Hops – Mosaic hop oil, Mosaic Cryo, Sabro Cryo & Vic Secret
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Taproom only

Wild Leap Brew Co. Launches Smoothie Supernova Series with Brewery-only Release of Raspberry Lemonade

Wild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that it will kick off its new Smoothie Supernova Series with the Taproom Exclusive Release of Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade on Friday, June 26.

Releasing as “Wild Leap’s first-ever taproom only release and brew designed to taste like a beer smoothie,” Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade is a Smoothie-style Ale blended with “vast amounts” of lemon and raspberry purée. Coming in at 5.5% ABV, the “tart and sweet” Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade has a “consistency [that is] thick and creamy, but sippable, so no straw is necessary.”

“Brewing a beer with huge fruit additions is something we’ve always wanted to do,” says Chris Elliott, Wild Leap’s Chief Brewing Officer. “Our recent expansion allowed us the capability to offer these unique beers as a to-go options. We now have larger tanks and the ability to run the beer through our can line.

“Because of the large additions of fruit added after fermentation, we’re strongly recommending that the beers are kept at refrigeration temperatures at all times and consumed within 14 days of the packaging date on the bottom of the can,” explains Elliott.

Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade is releasing exclusively in Wild Leap’s taproom on June 26 and online ordering is available now so that you can easily arrange curbside pickup. This Limited Release offering will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft for as long as supplies last. Due to the amount of fruit added after fermentation and the beer’s limited shelf life, Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Smoothie Supernova – Raspberry Lemonade from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Release – Limited/Smoothie Supernova Series; June 26, 2020
Style – Fruit Beer/Smoothie-style Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Ingredients – Lemon & raspberry purée
Fun Fact – “Smoothie Supernova is a series of small batch beers blended with vast amounts of fruit purée to create rich, smoothie-like textures and flavors. Because of its unique properties and brewing process, Wild Leap’s Smoothie Supernova is stylistically in a class of its own.”
Warning – “Contains ingredients which can re-ferment and increase package pressure when warm. Always store cold and drink within 14 days of package date.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft

Curbside Pre-Order – https://app.upserve.com/s/wild-leap-taproom-lagrange
Distribution – None. Taproom-only release

Green Bench Brewing Co. Launches Pick & Roll Hazy Pale Ale Series

Green Bench Brewing Co. (St. Petersburg, Florida) has officially announced that it will launch its Pick & Roll Series, a rotating lineup of Hazy Pale Ales, with a Limited Can Release beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16.

Named to express Green Bench Brewing Co.’s love for sports and current melancholy over missing basketball in particular, Pick & Roll is a new series of Hazy Pale Ales that will rotate out the featured hops with every release. Pick & Roll 00:01, the first release in this series, is a Hazy Pale Ale that comes in at 5.5% ABV and is double dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Citra hops.

Pick & Roll 00:01 – the brewery’s first ever canned Hazy Pale Ale – will debut in the Tasting Room at Green Bench Brewing Co. at 2 p.m. on June 16. This Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($20 each) as long as supplies last. Prost!

Vital Information for Pick & Roll 00:01 from Green Bench Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Pick & Roll Series; June 16, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Hops – Nelson Sauvin and Citra
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans

Jester King Brewery & WeldWerks Brewing Collaborate on Rex Machina Hazy IPA

Jester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Rex Machina, a special collaboration with WeldWerks Brewing (Greeley, Colorado), at noon on Friday, June 12.

Rex Machina is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale built upon a base of “Silver Star Two Row malt from Blacklands Malt and a quarter-ton of flaked and malted oats and wheat.” To ensure that Rex Machina (6.7% ABV) bursts with plenty of hop-sourced juiciness, the beer was then “dry hopped aggressively, first with WeldWerks super-expressive, hand-picked lot of El Dorado, then again with a new hop blend called Trident, which lends an intense tropical, passion fruit character.”

Rex Machina will officially release at Jester King Brewery at noon on June 12 and will hang around only as long as supplies last (only 200 cases produced). This Limited Release offering will be available by the glass, in 32 oz. crowlers and in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($16 per 4-pack, limit of one case per customer). If you are interested in getting your hands on Rex Machina, you can order online for pickup anytime 7 days a week from 12-8 p.m. or make a reservation so that you can get a crowler filled or enjoy by the glass on-site. Rex Machina is a brewery exclusive release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Rex Machina from Jester King Brewery & WeldWerks Brewing

Release – Limited; June 12, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.7%
Featured Hops – El Dorado & Trident hop blend
Malts – Silver Star 2- Row from Blacklands Malt, flaked and malted oats & wheat
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Online Ordering for Pickup – https://www.toasttab.com/jesterkingbrewery/v3
Distribution – None. Brewery only


Swamp Head Brewery Set for Return of Snakes on the Paynes NEIPA

Swamp Head Brewery (Gainesville, Florida) has officially announced that Snakes on the Paynes will make a long-awaited return on Thursday, June 11.

First released a few years ago and now one of Swamp Head’s most requested IPAs, Snakes on the Paynes is a New England-style India Pale Ale brewed with honey locally sourced from Paynes Prairie and “heavily hopped” with Citra, Mosaic, and Vic Secret hops. Coming in at a hefty 8.5% ABV, Snakes on the Paynes offers “notes of sweet citrus, pine, and pineapple and a crisp yet juicy finish.”

Snakes on the Paynes – packaged in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans for $15 each – will be available for curbside/drive-thru pickup at Swamp Head Brewery beginning at noon on Thursday, June 11 (click here to visit the brewery’s online ordering system). Snakes on the Paynes is a brewery exclusive release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Snakes on the Paynes from Swamp Head Brewery

Release – Limited; June 11, 2020
Style – New England-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Featured Hops – Citra, Mosaic & Vic Secret
Added Ingredients – Paynes Prairie Honey
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans ($15 each)
Online Ordering for Pick Up – https://www.toasttab.com/swamp-head-brewery-llc/v3
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Launches Space Donkey Hazy Pale Ale

Tampa Bay Brewing Company (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Space Donkey Hazy Pale Ale on Friday, June 12.

Arriving as the latest member of the Donkey Series comprised of inventive new takes on Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s flagship Reef Donkey American Pale Ale, Space Donkey is a Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale that has been “dry-hopped with over 3 [pounds] per barrel of the far-out Galaxy hop” and fermented with London Fog yeast. Coming in at 5.5% ABV, Space Donkey “comes at you with a softer mouthfeel and then blasts off with powerful tropical island aromas and flavors that are out of this world.”

Space Donkey will release in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s Westchase and Ybor City locations on June 12, but you can pre-order you stash now by clicking here. Space Donkey will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Space Donkey from Tampa Bay Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Donkey Series; June 12, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Hops – Galaxy
Yeast – London Fog
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Pre-order – https://www.tbbc.beer/togo
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Creature Comforts Builds on the Hop Experience with Limited Release of Crescendo Hazy IPA

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Crescendo Hazy IPA on Friday, June 5.

Meant to hit you with a continuously rising wave of hop flavor, Crescendo is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale featuring a hop bill comprised of El Dorado, Galaxy, and Callista hops that is “well-balanced with pilsner malt, oat malt, flaked oats, and chit malt.” In order to live up to its name, “the hop rates used during the brewing process increase over time, finishing with a heaping five pound per barrel dry hop that offers a bursting aroma.” Coming in at 7.2% ABV, the “flavorful and easy-drinking” Crescendo boasts “notes of pineapple, honeydew, and citrus.”

Crescendo will officially release in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on June 5, but you can go ahead and pre-order your 4-packs of 16 oz. cans on CraftCellr now. There is no word at this time as to whether or not Crescendo will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Crescendo from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; June 5, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.2%
Featured Hops – El Dorado, Galaxy & Callista
Malts – Pilsner Malt, Oat Malt, Flaked Oats & Chit Malt
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Pre-order Link – https://creaturecomforts.craftcellr.com/
Pre-order Rules – “A note for CraftCellr: You must pick up during normal drive-thru hours (2-8PM) between 6/5-6/19. Please have your offer pulled up on your phone. Any beer not picked up by the 19th will be released back into inventory for sale with no refund.”

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Set to Drop Imperial Blueberry Cheesecake in the Face

Tampa Bay Brewing Company (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Imperial Blueberry Cheesecake in the Face on Friday, June 5.

Carefully crafted to be “on par with a slice of New York Style cheesecake,” Imperial Blueberry Cheesecake in the Face is an Imperial Berliner Weisse “packed full of fresh blueberries and lactose that balance the tartness of this pastry sour.” Clocking in at 8% ABV, Imperial Blueberry Cheesecake in the Face features “a nice, creamy mouth-feel” that frames the beer’s “lip-smacking, decadent flavors” beautifully.

Imperial Blueberry Cheesecake in the Face will release in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s Westchase and Ybor City locations on June 5, but you can pre-order you stash now by clicking here. There is no word at this time as to whether or not this Limited Release will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Imperial Blueberry Cheesecake in the Face from Tampa Bay Brewing Company

Release – Limited; June 5, 2020
Style – Pastry Sour
ABV – 8%
Added Ingredients – Fresh blueberries & lactose
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Pre-order – https://www.tbbc.beer/togo

TrimTab Brewing Brings Mosaic Singularity IPA Back for Limited Release

TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Mosaic Singularity Double Dry-hopped IPA on Friday, May 29.

A returning favorite from TrimTab Brewing’s Light Visions Collection of small-batch Hazy and New England-style IPAs, Mosaic Singularity is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale double dry-hopped with 100% Mosaic hops. This wildly popular hop varietal lends Mosaic Singularity “Blueberry and Berry Medley aromas” alongside more subtle tones of “mango, stone fruit, rosy or floral, tropical and citrus as well as earthy, herbal and pine.”

Mosaic Singularity will hit the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing at noon on May 29 and distribution is expected to follow shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Alabama and Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Mosaic Singularity from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Light Visions Collection; May 29. 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Mosaic
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

Wild Leap Brew Co. Releases Alpha Abstraction DIPA – Vol. 12

Wild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of the highly anticipated twelfth volume in its Alpha Abstraction Double IPA Series in late May 2020.

Declared to be the “juiciest” release yet in Wild Leap’s wildly popular Alpha Abstraction Series, Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 12 is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale double dry-hopped with Belma hops. Coming in at 8% ABV, Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 12 “boasts a bright citrus flavor with notes of strawberry and melon.”

“Our goal for the Alpha series was to create a beer that tastes as close to fruit juice as possible using only water, malt, hops and barley,” says Wild Leap Chief Brewing Officer, Chris Elliott. “We first experimented with Belma hops in pilot batches and the results were phenomenal. Out of those pilot batches came some of our favorite IPAs to date.”

“We’ve had previous Alpha releases that have had notes of strawberry and melon with the citrus flavor in the background,” says Wild Leap CEO and Co-Founder, Anthony Rodgriguez. “With Vol. 12, the Belma hop brings those citrus flavors to the forefront.”

Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 12 is available now at Wild Leap Brew Co. for curbside pickup (click here to order online) and will enter distribution throughout the week. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Wild Leap’s distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 12 from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Release – Limited/Alpha Abstraction DIPA Series; May 26, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 44
Featured Hops – Belma
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – http://www.wildleap.com/beer-finder/