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/

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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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Iron Fist Brewing Introduces Feed Your Head DIPL as Latest Small Batch Release

Feed_Your_Head_Press_Can_01Iron Fist Brewing Company (Vista, California) has officially announced that Feed Your Head Double IPL will drop in September as the brewery’s eighth Small Batch Experiments release in 2019.

Developed with the intention of “creating a refreshing lager, brewed in the style of a classic West Coast IPA,” Feed Your Head is a Double India Pale Lager brewed with a traditional German Pilsner yeast and IPA-level additions of Galaxy and Motueka hops. This beautiful marriage of styles results in a “refreshingly clean lager . . . with an aroma of lemon flower, a touch of earth and spice, followed by tropical citrus” notes.  Coming in at 8% ABV, the crisp yet warming Feed Your Head is meant to be “a perfect toast to the end of summer.”

“We brew Pilsners (e.g. Summer City) year round and are very familiar with our house lager yeast. We take great care of our yeast culture so it’s ready to go to work when we hand it a big beer to finish. Experimenting with fermentation temp and time allows us to dial in the flavor profile and match our hops and yeast.”

 

– Tom Garcia, Brewmaster at Iron Fist Brewing Company

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

Vital Information for Feed Your Head DIPL from Iron Fist Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Small Batch Experiments Series; September 2019
Style – India Pale Lager
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 70
Featured Hops – Galaxy & Motueka
Yeast – German Pilsner
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Available exclusively in Iron Fist’s Vista and Barrio Logan taprooms

Jolly Pumpkin Strays from the Sour, Releases All the Trees IPA

All+The+Trees+Web+LabelJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (Dexter, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of All the Trees India Pale Ale at the end of August.

Arriving as the fourth release in Jolly Pumpkin’s Non-Sour Collective, All the Trees is a Hazy India Pale Ale that “[features] a double dry hop of Chinook, Simcoe, and Vanguard” hops. Boasting a “piney aroma . . . along with a hint of grapefruit, melon, and nutmeg spice,” All the Trees (7.2% ABV, 63 IBUs) comes together to offer a flavor profile that is “a perfect harmony of orange creamsicles, bubblegum, and melon.”

“IPAs are great, and one of my favorite styles. Hop and yeast varieties create an infinite palate for delicious drinkable flavor explorations. Darker malts are just too heavy to allow these other beautiful flavors to shine through.”

 

– Ron Jeffries, Founder & Principal Brewer at Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

All the Trees debuted at all Jolly Pumpkin locations on August 24 and is scheduled to enter distribution any day now.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer retailers, restaurants and bars located within Jolly Pumpkin’s distribution footprint in Michigan, Ohio and California.  Prost!

Vital Information for All the Trees from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Release – Limited/Non-Sour Collective; late August 2019
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.2%
IBUs – 63
Hops – Michigan Chinook, Michigan Cascade, Falconer’s Flight & Dry-Hopped with Chinook, Vanguard & Simcoe
Grains – 2Row, Oat Malt, & Flaked Oats
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Limited to Michigan, Ohio & California only. Also available at all Jolly Pumpkin locations

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Motorworks Brewing Looks Toward Fall with Limited Release of Oktoberfest

motorworkslogoMotorworks Brewing (Bradenton, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of its Oktoberfest Märzen-style Lager on Wednesday, August 21.

Serving as Motorworks Brewing’s “homage to the more robust Märzen lagerbiers served in Munich during Oktoberfests past,” Oktoberfest is a “bright amber” Märzen-style Lager that possesses “a lightly toasted, malty sweetness complemented by a spicy hop character that balances its malt base and dries it out a bit on the finish.”  Oktoberfest clocks in at a fest-appropriate 5.6% ABV.

The 2019 release of Oktoberfest Märzen-style Lager will officially launch in Motorworks Brewing’s Taproom (1014 9th Street West | Bradenton, Florida) on August 21 and distribution is anticipated to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located within Motorworks’ distribution footprint in Florida.  Prost!

Vital Information for Oktoberfest from Motorworks Brewing

Release – Limited; launching August 21, 2019
Style – Märzen/Oktoberfest
ABV – 5.6%
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Florida

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Cahaba Brewing Co. Set for Limited Can Release of Cinematic Sour

Cahabalogo2Cahaba Brewing Company (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will release cans of Cinematic Sour in its taproom on Monday, August 19.

Created to be the official Sour Ale of Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Festival, Cinematic Sour is a Berliner Weisse featuring “a hint of pink guava and a punch of passion fruit.” Brewed for ultimate approachability and refreshment, the “delicately pale orange” Cinematic Sour (4.1% ABV) is “moderately tart without being over the top.”

Cinematic Sour will officially release at Cahaba Brewing Company on August 19 but you can lock down your allotment now by pre-ordering on the brewery’s CraftCellr page (click here to do so). This Limited Release offering will be available for the cost of $12 per 6-pack of 12 oz. cans (limit of four 6-packs per person).  Prost!

Vital Information for Cinematic Sour from Cahaba Brewing Company

Release – Limited; August 19, 2019
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.1%
IBUs – 3

Added Ingredients – Pink guava & passion fruit
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans ($12 per 6-pack)
Release Limit – Four 6-packs per person
Pre-order Info – https://cahaba.craftcellr.com/

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Iron Fist Brewing Slips Into August with Limited Release of Night Creep Black DIPA

Night_Creep_Press_Can_01Iron Fist Brewing Company (Vista, California) has officially announced that Night Creep Black DIPA will release on August 9 as the 7th installment in the brewery’s Small Batch Experiments Series.

Carefully crafted to set itself apart from the three IPAs already in Iron Fist’s Core lineup as well as in the always IPA-saturated beer scene in the San Diego area, Night Creep is a “dark and different” Black Double India Pale Ale that utilizes an “unusual” yeast strain that “[brings] a distinctive flavor to a DIPA.”  To round off the recipe, the brewing team at Iron Fist used “choice kiln roasted malt [to impart] not only blackness but a mild toast undertone” while a “blend of earthy dank hops and overtones of citrus, floral and pine hops” provide balance. Night Creep comes in at a sneaky 8.5% ABV and 70 IBUs.

“Many DIPA’s have a very perceivable high ABV, so the alcohol comes in quite hot. With Night Creep we set out to create a DIPA that is full bodied, drinkable, that pushes the boundaries of the style without crossing into Stout territory.”

– Tom Garcia, Iron Fist Brewmaster

Night Creep will officially debut on Friday, August 9 in Iron Fist Brewing Company’s Vista and Barrio Logan taprooms.  This Limited Release offering will be available in limited-edition 12 oz. cans and on draft. Like all Small Batch Experiments, Night Creep is a taproom exclusive that will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Night Creep Black DIPA from Iron Fist Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Small Batch Experiments Series; August 9, 2019
Style – Black Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 70
Fun Fact – On the inspiration behind Night Creep: ““I suppose the starting point was all the Sabbath we’ve been playing in the tap room. We knew that we had a DIPA in the schedule and we all just felt inspired by Ozzy. This one needed to be a little bit dark and different.” – Tom Garcia, Iron Fist Brewmaster
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Available exclusively in Iron Fist’s Vista and Barrio Logan taprooms

Heavy Seas Beer Serves Up Scoops Milkshake IPA as Next Limited Release

ScoopsCanLabelMockHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Taproom Exclusive Release of Scoops, a Chocolate Vanilla Twist Milkshake IPA, on August 16.

Crafted to be an “indulgent twist” on the India Pale Ale, Scoops is a Milkshake-style IPA brewed with “loads of chocolate and vanilla for decadence and sweetness, and lactose for a rich & creamy finish.” Weighing in at just 5.5% ABV and 40 IBUs, the “surprisingly drinkable” Scoops is “an IPA lover’s dessert dream come true.”

“A rich, decadent Chocolate Vanilla Twist Milkshake IPA, this beer was brewed with imported English Maris Otter, Chocolate, Black, and Crystal malts along with a hefty portion of flaked oats,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “Almost 10 lbs per barrel of milk sugar (lactose), more than a pound per barrel of imported cocoa nibs, and just the right amount (which is A LOT) of vanilla blend to make this brew silky smooth deliciousness. Oh, and don’t forget the IPA part. We used only English hops to provide a unique earthy dry finish to balance the luscious flavors and make this beer surprisingly drinkable.”

Scoops Chocolate Vanilla Twist Milkshake IPA will debut in the Heavy Seas Taproom on Friday, August 16. This Taproom Exclusive offering will be available for purchase in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft. Scoops will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Scoops Chocolate Vanilla Twist Milkshake IPA from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Taproom Exclusive Series; August 16, 2019
Style – Milkshake India Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 40
Malts – English Maris Otter, Chocolate, Black, Crystal & Flaked Oats
Added Ingredients – Lactose, cocoa nibs & vanilla
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Taproom only