Tampa Bay Brewing Company (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Cherry Plum Pie in the Face and Juicy Peach Pie in the Face on Friday, May 8.
The folks at Tampa Bay Brewing Company recognize that we are all adults here and that makes us free to enjoy dessert whenever we please (especially during times of social distancing). With that realization in mind, the brewery is letting these two “deliciously tart and sweet” pie-inspired Pastry Sours fly on Friday (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s social media accounts):
- Cherry Plum Pie in the Face – Pops with Bing cherries and plums that impart a
sweet and slightly tart profile. Finishing with vanilla and graham cracker this beer
tastes like a cherry pie fresh out of the oven. ABV – 4.2%
- Juicy Peach Pie in the Face – Starts off with aromas of vibrant peach, graham cracker crust, and vanilla. Sipping brings a slightly tart, refreshingly sweet peach flavor that tastes just like the beer’s namesake. ABV – 4.2%
Available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans, Cherry Plum Pie in the Face and Juicy Peach Pie in the Face will both officially release at Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s Westchase and Ybor City locations on May 8, but you can pre-order you stash now by clicking here. There is no word at this time as to whether or not these Limited Release offerings will see distribution. Prost
Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of We Didn’t Need a Real World Triple IPA on Wednesday, May 6.
Brewed as an “ode to the Sirens and the Silences,” We Didn’t Need a Real World is an Imperial India Pale Ale “mashed with Oats and Candi Sugars” and triple dry-hopped with Galaxy, Citra and Amarillo Cryo hops. Coming in at 10% ABV, We Didn’t Need a Real World is loaded down with “pocketfuls of peach rings, scoops of orange sherbert, and two fists of mango-filled creamsicles.”
“These are beings. They are matter made from energy in the air, figments of spontaneous interaction. They are cataclysmic meanderings of routine disaster. And we shall walk among their graves in the most mundane of trappings.”
16 oz. cans of We Didn’t Need a Real World will officially release at Burial Beer Co.’s Asheville location on May 6 and at the Raleigh location on May 8. Any “residual” cans will release online at noon on May 7 for shipping to all areas (where permitted). We Didn’t Need a Real World will not see regular distribution. Prost!
Vital Information for We Didn’t Need a Real World from Burial Beer Co.
Release – Limited; May 6, 2020
Style – Imperial/Triple India Pale Ale
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 48
Featured Hops – Galaxy, Citra & Amarillo Cryo
Added Ingredients – Oats & Candi Sugars
Availability – 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None; Only available at Burial Beer Co.’s Asheville and Raleigh locations for walk up. National shipping also available where permitted
Escape Brewing Company (Trinity, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Releases of Five Flags Pilsner, a returning favorite, and All Together Hazy IPA, a special collaboration project coordinated by Other Half Brewing (Brooklyn, New York), at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 30.
To make sure that they close out a tumultuous April on a high note, the folks at Escape Brewing Company are hooking up their fans by releasing cans of a classic go-to brew and a new offering that has a fantastic cause. The descriptions for each beer are as follows (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s newsletter and social media accounts):
- Five Flags Pilsner – This beloved classic is finally back in 4-packs and ready to go home with you! Enjoy this light and crisp pilsner on the porch or on the couch while binge watching Netflix. It’s perfect anytime, anywhere…in the house. ABV – 5%
- All Together Hazy IPA – A 6.5% Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Cascade.
All Together is a Worldwide, open-ended beer collaboration created by Other Half Brewing Company to raise support for the industry we all know and love. It’s an effort to raise awareness and provide relief, even in the smallest way, to those who are struggling.
Escape Brewing Company has decided to use a portion of the proceeds to support the amazing peeps in our local community that have had their lives turned upside down by this unprecedented event. We will be purchasing food from two locally owned independent restaurants, Craft Street Kitchen Trinity and The Stadium. We will be delivering this food to our local first responders in the coming weeks.
In addition to supporting our local first responders, we will be using a portion of the proceeds to purchase gift cards from another local owned independent restaurant The Little Lamb and will distribute to hospitality workers in our local community.
Five Flags Pilsner and All Together Hazy IPA will be available for pickup in the Taproom at Escape Brewing Company beginning at 3 p.m. on April 30. Both of these Limited Release offerings will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans as long as supplies last. Five Flags and All Together are both taproom exclusive releases and will not see distribution. Prost!
TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that Seeds of Society, a Limited Release Double Dry-hopped DIPA, is available now for pickup at the brewery.
Dropping as TrimTab’s newest release in its Light Visions Collection of small-batch Hazy and New England IPAs, Seeds of Society is a Double Dry-hopped, Hazy Double India Pale Ale crafted with Spelt, Wheat, HBC 692 and Centennial Hops. Seeds of Society comes in at 8.5% ABV and is ridiculously “fresh off the line.”
“Plant the seed of positivity into your mind, nourish it daily with love, and happiness will flower, as fear begins to die.”
– Leon Edwards
Seeds of Society officially debuted on April 27 and is available for a limited time for pickup at the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing (click here to place your order online). This Limited Release offering is available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans for the cost of $16 each. There is no word at this time if Seeds of Society will see distribution, but previous Light Visions releases have hit retailers in the past. Prost!
Vital Information for Seeds of Society from TrimTab Brewing
Release – Limited/Light Visions Collection; April 27, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Featured Ingredients – Spelt, Wheat, HBC 692 hops & Centennial hops
COVID-19 Info – The Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing is currently closed, but the brewery is filling orders for pickup. You can place an order online by clicking here.
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Motorworks Brewing (Bradenton, Florida) has officially announced that it will welcome the newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rob Gronkowski, by holding a Limited Can Release for Go Go Gronkzilla Double Dry-hopped Red IPA on Friday, May 8.
Carefully crafted to catch the essence of all things Gronk, Go Go Gronkzilla is a “hard-hitting” Red India Pale Ale “brewed with genuine New England tears and double dry-hopped with Azacca and Citra hops.” Weighing in at 6.8% ABV and 55 IBUs, Go Go Gronkzilla flexes with “flavorful citrus notes and a firm bitterness that balances its rich, caramelly malt base, boasting a sweet malt character and snappy hop bite with a finish that evokes joy to all Bucs Fans’ [palates].”
Go Go Gronkzilla will be available for to-go/pickup at Motorworks Brewing (1014 9th Street West | Bradenton, Florida) beginning on May 8 and you can pre-order your stash now by clicking here. This Limited Release offering will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans ($12.50 each) for as long as supplies last. Prost!
Vital Information for Go Go Gronkzilla from Motorworks Brewing
Release – Limited; May 8, 2020
Style – Red India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.8%
IBUs – 55
Featured Hops – Azacca & Citra
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans ($12.50 each)
COVID-19 Info – Motorworks Brewing is currently open daily from noon to 5:30 p.m. for to-go/pickup orders only. All orders must be picked up at the brewery. You can place your orders in advance online by clicking here.
Distribution – None; brewery only at this time
Green Bench Brewing Co. (St. Petersburg, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Blackberry Pie Florida IPA on Thursday, April 23.
The latest release in Green Bench Brewing Co.’s series of “sour, hazy, and oh-so fruity” Florida-style India Pale Ales (a.k.a. the FLIPA), Blackberry Pie is a Florida IPA brewed with blackberry, lactose, vanilla and cinnamon. Coming in at 6.7% ABV, Blackberry Pie Florida IPA is guaranteed to be the perfect pairing for whatever quarantine/social distancing activity you have going on this week.
Blackberry Pie Florida IPA will debut in the Tasting Room at Green Bench Brewing Co. on April 23. This Limited Release offering will be available for pickup only in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($22 each) as long as supplies last. Prost!
Vital Information for Blackberry Pie Florida IPA from Green Bench Brewing Co.
Release – Limited; April 23, 2020
Style – Sour/Fruited Hazy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.7%
Added Ingredients – Blackberry, lactose, vanilla & cinnamon
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($22 each)
Distribution – None; Tasting Room only release (pickup only)
Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will release cans of Athena Tiki (Mai Tai) Berliner Weisse and Everything Is . . . (Galaxy) Dry-hopped Pilsner at the brewery on Friday, April 17.
Recognizing that “beautiful Spring weather” is headed our way, Creature Comforts Brewing Co. brewed up the following two beers so that all of us can properly stock our fridges with some incredibly tasty and refreshing warm weather brews (descriptions sourced from the brewery’s CraftCellr page):
- Athena Tiki (Mai Tai) – A Tiki Inspired Berliner Weisse made with Pineapple, Orange & Lime zest, Vanilla, & Almonds. ABV – 4.5%
- Everything Is . . . (Galaxy) – The next offering from our rotating series of dry-hopped pilsners. This beer is a singled-hopped dry-hopped pilsner showcasing Galaxy hops. ABV – 5.2%
Athena Tiki (Mai Tai) and Everything Is . . . (Galaxy) will both hit Creature Comforts Brewing Co. for to-go pickup on April 17 (click here to pre-purchase cans for onsite pick up on CraftCellr) and will enter limited distribution shortly after that date. You can expect to find both Limited Release offerings available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused retailers located within Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!
Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, Georgia) and Good Word Brewing (Duluth, Georgia) have officially announced that they will both begin the Limited Release of Three Words, a collaboration Double IPA brewed with South African hops, on April 16.
Inspired by the long friendship and love for IPAs shared by Brian Purcell, Founder of Three Taverns Craft Brewery, and Todd DiMatteo, Owner and Brewer at Good Word Brewing, Three Words is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale brewed with Southern Star and Southern Passion hops from South Africa. Coming in at 8% ABV, Three Words features a “soft yet full mouthfeel with delicious flavor undertones of guava and passionfruit.”
“When considering the name I was reminded of a Robert Frost quote, ‘in three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.’ Both the name and the meaning seemed a perfect message for times such as these. And it captures the essence of our friendship, it goes on.”
– Brian Purcell, Founder of Three Taverns Craft Brewery
Three Words is scheduled to release at both Three Taverns Craft Brewery and Good Word Brewing on Thursday, April 16 and extremely limited distribution is scheduled to begin over the weekend. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused retailers located in Georgia. Prost!
Vital Information for Three Words from Three Taverns Craft Brewery & Good Word Brewing
Release – Limited; April 16, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
Featured Hops – Southern Star & Southern Passion
Fun Fact – “This collaboration was seeded many years ago (though we didn’t know it at the time) when Todd took my order at the Brick Store Pub and suggested a ‘new’ style he was really getting into, the IPA. Our friendship continued to grow over the years and we were able to encourage each other as we both pursued and fulfilled our dreams of opening breweries. And when we did finally decide to brew a beer together, an IPA was the natural choice.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Distribution – Georgia (limited)
Jester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Jester King Unfiltered Pilsner, the brewery’s first ever pale lager in cans, on Wednesday, April 8.
Meant to embrace a brewer’s love for lager and all the good things that come from “patience and simplicity,” Jester King Unfiltered Pilsner was brewed with “a wort with Hill Country well water (which [the brewery] softened), White Horn Pilsner Malt from [Jester King’s] friends at Blacklands Malt, and Hallertau Mittelfruh hops.” The patience mentioned above surfaces in this beer in two ways:
- The brewers employed “a single decoction mash, which involves removing part of the main mash and cooking it separately for a period of time, in an effort to yield malt complexity and melanoidin production.”
- The brewers then “fermented the wort with German lager yeast from Community Cultures Yeast Lab in San Antonio, then lagered the beer for six weeks in a horizontal dairy tank.”
Just as its name suggests, Jester King Unfiltered Pilsner was left unfiltered and unpasteurized and clocks in at 5.1% ABV.
Jester King Unfiltered Pilsner will debut at Jester King Brewery at noon on April 8 (if you are local to the brewery, you can set up your drive through pickup by clicking here or by calling 512-661-8736), and limited distribution is expected to begin shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Jester King’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Jester King Unfiltered Pilsner from Jester King Brewery
Release – Limited; April 8, 2020
Style – Pilsner
ABV – 5.1%
Featured Malts – White Horn Pilsner Malt from Blacklands Malt
Featured Hops – Hallertau Mittelfruh
Yeast – German lager yeast from Community Cultures Yeast Lab
Fun Fact – A note on lagers from Jester King: “Like a lot of brewers and beer geeks, pale lagers have had a special place in our hearts for a long time. For instance, when we receive a box of beer from our brewer friends in other parts of the world, it’s usually the pale lagers that get picked through the fastest. We remember waiting on our loading dock for our first ever shipment of Live Oak Pilz cans to arrive at Jester King and celebrating the moment. At beer festivals, we’re quick to locate the breweries pouring Pilsner or Helles. In central Texas, we’re pretty spoiled to be home to some of the best lager brewers in the country.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Limited
Wild Heaven Beer (Decatur, Georgia) has officially announced that it will offer Don’t Stand So Close to Me German-style Lager, the brewery’s latest Exploration Project, for a limited time beginning in early April 2020.
Here to help us all imbibe while abiding to safe social distancing practices, Don’t Stand So Close to Me is a classic Vienna-style Lager brewed with Saaz and Hallertau hops. Coming in at 5.5% ABV, Don’t Stand So Close to Me promises an experience that is “crisp, floral, and refreshing.”
Don’t Stand So Close to Me debuted at Wild Heaven’s Avondale location on April 3 (you can schedule a Contactless To-Go Beer Pick-up at Wild Heaven by clicking here) and is set to enter limited distribution any day now. You can expect to find this new Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located in within Wild Heaven’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Don’t Stand So Close to Me from Wild Heaven Beer
Release – Limited/Exploration Project; April 3, 2020
Style – Vienna-style Lager
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Hops – Saaz & Hallertau
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Georgia, possibly other states depending on supply