3 Sons Brewing Co. & Resident Culture Brewing Co. Collaborate on West Coast Connect DIPA

3 Sons Brewing Company (Dania Beach, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of West Coast Connect, a West Coast-style Double IPA brewed in collaboration with Resident Culture Brewing Company (Charlotte, North Carolina), on Wednesday, September 23.

Created as an “homage to the era of Pliny where IBU limits were pushed and dank IPAs ruled,” West Coast Connect is a double dry-hopped West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale that offers “notes of Meyer lemon and grapefruit, followed by piney dankness, then [finishes] with layers of mango, pineapple, and a hint of passion fruit.” West Coast Connect clocks in at “a big ol’” 9.5% ABV.

West Coast Connect will officially release at 3 Sons Brewing Company on Wednesday, September 23, but you can go ahead and pre-order your cans now by clicking here. Available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans, West Coast Connect is a taproom-only release that will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for West Coast Connect from 3 Sons Brewing Company & Resident Culture Brewing Company

Release – Limited; September 23, 2020
Style – Double India Pale Ale (West Coast-style)
ABV – 9.5%
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Pre-order Link – https://app.upserve.com/s/3-sons-brewing-co-dania-beach
Distribution – None. Brewery-only release

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. & Tarpon River Brewing Collaborate on Boyz-N-Berry Muff-N

Tampa Bay Brewing Company (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Boyz-N-Berry Muff-N, a Pastry Sour brewed in collaboration with Tarpon River Brewing (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), on Friday, September 4.

Dropping just in time to give you something extremely tasty to enjoy over the long holiday weekend, Boyz-N-Berry Muff-N is a Pastry Sour “bursting with boysenberries, cinnamon and vanilla.” This combination of ingredients creates an experience featuring “delicate vanilla and jammy sweetness, offset by pleasantly sharp tartness.” Clocking in at a “dangerously drinkable” 8% ABV, Boyz-N-Berry Muff-N “offers a complex, layered flavor profile, all while retaining a smooth velvety mouthfeel.”

Boyz-N-Berry Muff-N will release in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s Westchase and Ybor City locations on September 4, and you can go ahead and pre-order you cans now by clicking hereBoyz-N-Berry Muff-N is expected to see limited distribution in Florida. Prost!

Vital Information for Boyz-N-Berry Muff-N from Tampa Bay Brewing Company & Tarpon River Brewing

Release – Limited; September 4, 2020
Style – Pastry Sour
ABV – 8%
Added Ingredients – Boysenberries, cinnamon & vanilla
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Pre-order – https://www.tbbc.beer/togo
Distribution – Florida
(select areas)

Harpoon Brewery & Dunkin’ Launch New Line Coffee & Donut Infused Beers

Harpoon Brewery (Boston, Massachusetts) and Dunkin’ (Canton, Massachusetts) have officially announced that they have collaborated once again to launch of new series of coffee and – for the first time – donut-infused beers for Seasonal Release in September 2020.

Inspired by the success that Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter has experienced over its last two Seasonal Releases, Harpoon Brewery and Dunkin’ got together again this year “to see what would happen if they brewed a beer made with Dunkin’s famous donuts, creating a new lineup that celebrates classic fall coffee and donut flavors” (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin | Inspired by everyone’s favorite fall pumpkin latte, this “Spiced Latte Ale” is brewed with real pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and a splash of coffee. Light in color and easy-drinking, it’s a perfect blend of all the autumn flavors we love, with just a touch of espresso-like roast! ABV – 5.2%
  • Harpoon Dunkin’ Boston Kreme | This “Boston Kreme Stout” is brewed with real Dunkin’ donuts and cacao nibs, which add extra dough-like and chocolatey notes to an easy-drinking, creamy Dry Irish Stout. ABV – 4.3%
  • Harpoon Dunkin’ Jelly Donut | Brewed with real Dunkin’ donuts and raspberry purée, this slightly hazy IPA has bright notes of jelly and citrus from the addition of fruit-forward Hüll Melon and Citra hops. ABV – 5.7%
  • Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter | Harpoon’s first ever tribute to the Dunkin’ coffee that has helped keep Harpoon brewers running, this classic American Porter combines malty notes of chocolate, caramel, and toffee with the comforting and familiar flavor of Dunkin’ Original Blend coffee. ABV – 6.0%

“We’re excited to elevate our collaboration with Harpoon this fall with the introduction of Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin beer and the first ever Harpoon beer made with real Dunkin’ donuts,” said Brian Gilbert, Vice President of Retail Business Development at Dunkin’. “We have no doubt the new donut brews, along with the rest of this new fall lineup, will bring the same moments of sweetness and smiles our coffee and donuts have created for 70 years.”

“After more than two years and three seasons of collaborating with the Dunkin’ team, our fans have come to expect a delicious fall beer from us, but we wanted to give them something extra special this year,” said Dan Kenary, Harpoon CEO and co-founder. “Our brewers have always been master innovators, but brewing beer made with real donuts was a first even for them. It’s hard to pick a favorite of the four recipes – just like it’s hard to pick a favorite donut from Dunkin’ – but we hope both our and Dunkin’s fans have a blast trying.”

Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft. Harpoon Dunkin’ Boston Kreme, Harpoon Dunkin’ Jelly Donut and Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter will join Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin in the Harpoon Dunkin’ Dozen Mixed 12-Pack of 12 oz. cans. You can expect to find these Seasonal offerings at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, Vermont and throughout the rest of Harpoon’s distribution area beginning in September 2020. Prost!

Second Self Beer Co. & My Abuelas Food Collaborate on La Fría Lager

Second Self Beer Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has announced that it will officially launch La Fría, a Caribbean Lager brewed in collaboration with My Abuelas Food, as the brewery’s newest Year-Round offering on August 28.

Crafted with the inspiration found in the “sultry vibes and sandy beaches of Puerto Rico,” La Fría – which translates to “The Cold One” – is a Caribbean-style Lager that allows you to “invest in your own refreshment.” Coming in at an easy-drinking 4.5% ABV, La Fría encourages all who drink it to “sit back, relax, love, share, and drink . . . responsibly.”

“My family is Cuban and food is a big part of my life. Creating a beer that pairs well with the rich cuisine of my heritage has always been something I’ve wanted to do,” says Jason Santamaria, co-founder and chief beer architect at Second Self Beer Co. “When I met Luis Martinez (owner of My Abuelas Food) and tasted his Puerto Rican dishes that are similar to what I grew up with, I knew we were a great match. We’ve spent over a year creating La Fría, and the result is crisp, approachable and clean. Its flavor profile is complex enough to satisfy a hardcore craft beer fan but mellow enough that even a macro-beer drinker will like it. Plus, at only 4.5% ABV, you can enjoy it responsibly all day.”

La Fría is pouring now at Second Self’s Westside taproom and cans will be available on August 28. Distribution is scheduled to begin in September, and you can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. La Fría will also see distribution in Puerto Rico. Prost!

Vital Information for La Fría from Second Self Beer Company & My Abuelas Food

Release – Year-Round; launching August 28, 2020
Style – Caribbean-style Lager
ABV – 4.5%
Pairing Suggestions – “Pairings include moments of refreshment: relaxing on a beach, enjoying a family cookout, watching football, or pizza.”
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina & Puerto Rico

Stone Brewing & Modern Times Collaborate on Wizards & Gargoyles Hazy Coffee IPA

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Wizards & Gargoyles, a Hazy Coffee IPA collaboration with Modern Times (San Diego, California), in August 2020.

Brewed to stand as an “achievement of collaborative awesomeness between two San Diego craft beer trailblazers,” Wizards & Gargoyles is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that features “Centennial, Cashmere, Citra and Azacca hops . . . joined by two in-development hops, giving juicy notes of tropical citrus that play beautifully with the robust flavors and aromas of the coffee, supplied by Modern Times’ caffeination masters.” Weighing in at 7% ABV and 51 IBUs, Wizards & Gargoyles “is a beer as wonderfully unique as the two breweries that created it.”

Wizards & Gargoyles is rolling out in Southern California this week and will enter nationwide distribution on August 24. 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 in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Wizards & Gargoyles from Stone Brewing & Modern Times

Release – Limited; August 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
IBUs – 51
Featured Hops – Citra, Cashmere, Centennial, Azacca, HBC 685 & HBC 692
Added Ingredients – Coffee from Modern Times
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Terrapin Beer Co. Welcomes Back Baseball Season with Return of Frenchy’s Blues

Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Frenchy’s Blues, a Berliner Weisse brewed in collaboration with former Atlanta Braves outfielder – Jeff Francoeur, in late June/early July 2020.

Dropping just in time to celebrate the return of Atlanta Braves baseball, Frenchy’s Blues is a Berliner Weisse “made with blueberries from Major League Blueberries, which is a farm operated by Francoeur, his father-in-law Malcolm McCoy and blueberry expert Winn Morgan.” Coming in at just 5% ABV, Frenchy’s Blues is a “tart and refreshing” summertime treat.

Frenchy’s Blues is rolling out now and will be hanging around for a limited time. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Georgia only. Prost!

Vital Information for Frenchy’s Blues from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Special/Limited; late June/early July 2020
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 5%
IBUs – 5
Malts – Wheat, Pilsner & Torrified Wheat
Hops – Fuggle
Added Ingredients – Blueberries from Major League Blueberries
Suggested Food Pairings – “Aged ham on pretzel bread, havarti, or cheesecake with blueberries”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia only
Beer Finder – https://www.terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder

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


Heavy Seas Beer & Royal Farms Collaborate on World Famous Pilsner

Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of World Famous Pilsner, a special collaboration project with Royal Farms, in late June 2020.

Created to commemorate “Royal Farm’s wildly popular Chicken Palooza event as it enters its third year,” World Famous is a “crisp, clean Pilsner . . . brewed to pair perfectly with Royal Farm’s World Famous fried chicken.” Although it can be thoroughly enjoyed on its own, World Famous Pilsner (5% ABV) “tastes even better with RoFo fried chicken and Western fries. A match made in B’more heaven – start your voyage today!”

“I am a huge fan of RoFo chicken and have found a crisp, clean lager to be the perfect style of beer to compliment the subtle spice and yes, unctuous deliciousness, of a RoFo breast or wing,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “We’ve added a touch of citrus flair to the aroma and flavor of this pilsner-style lager with the deft addition of Citra hops late in the boil and in the fermenter. At 5.0% ABV, it pairs beautifully with Royal Farms chicken, yet has just enough complexity of flavor to be enjoyable on its own.”

“When Heavy Seas came to us with this idea, we got so excited! Heavy Seas is known for creating delicious and creative varieties of beer, and we are known for our ‘World Famous’ fried chicken. The fact we are both Baltimore born and based was the icing on the cake. Both teams came together to design the beer in person to ensure it really does pair perfectly for our RoFo and beer loving customer.” Says Shelby Kemp, Marketing Project Manager for Royal Farms.

World Famous Pilsner – available in 6-packs of 16 oz. cans – will debut with a curbside can release at Heavy Seas Brewery on June 26 – 28. If you cannot make the can release, worry not because World Famous Pilsner will also be available for a limited time at 40 Royal Farms locations that carry beer and wine throughout Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania beginning in July. Prost!

Vital Information for World Famous Pilsner from Heavy Seas Beer & Royal Farms

Release – Limited; late June/July 2020
Style – Pilsner
ABV – 5%
Featured Hops – Citra
Suggested Food Pairing – RoFo fried chicken & Western fries
Availability – 6-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – 40 Royal Farms locations that carry beer & wine throughout Maryland, Virginia & Pennsylvania beginning in July 2020

Sixpoint Brewery & Victory Brewing Collaborate on Cosmic Handshake Sour IIPA

Sixpoint Brewery (Brooklyn, New York) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Cosmic Handshake, a Sour New England-style Double IPA brewed in collaboration with Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, Pennsylvania), in late May 2020.

Crafted to be “a universal dap. an intergalactic high five.” between Sixpoint and their partners at Victory Brewing Company, Cosmic Handshake is a hybrid ale of “planetary proportions” that is “part soft, juicy, hazy IPA, part tart and tangy sour beer.” Coming in at 9% ABV, Cosmic Handshake promises to show you “what happens when TWO WORLDS COLLIDE!”

Cosmic Handshake is scheduled to drop in late May and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, New York and throughout the rest of Sixpoint Brewery’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Cosmic Handshake from Sixpoint Brewery & Victory Brewing Company

Release – Limited; late May 2020
Style – Sour India Pale Ale
ABV – 9%
Featured Hops – Idaho 7, Mosaic & Citra T-45 
Availability – 16 oz. cans