Firestone Walker & Green Bench Brewing Collaborate on Dabbling in Decoction

Firestone Walker Brewing Company (Paso Robles, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Dabbling in Decoction, a special collaboration project with Green Bench Brewing Co. (St. Petersburg, Florida), in early July 2022.

A collaboration that came to be after the crew at Firestone Walker met Green Bench’s “Khris Johnson . . . at the American Hop Convention in Tampa back in January,” Dabbling in Decoction is a dry hopped, decoction mashed American Pilsner featuring “all American ingredients: floor malted pilsner malt from Admiral Malt in California, flaked corn from Briess in Wisconsin, and Mount Hood and Lorien hops from Indie Hops in Oregon.” Coming in at 4.7% ABV, Dabbling in Decoction comes together to be a “dry, clean, and crisp pilsner with floral, citrusy, and minty hop aroma.”

Dabbling in Decoction is available now in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft while supplies last. You can find this Limited Release offering available in Firestone Walker’s online store and at the brewery’s three locations in Paso RoblesBuellton, and Venice. Prost!

Vital Information for Dabbling in Decoction from Firestone Walker Brewing Company & Green Bench Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; early July 2022
Style – American Pilsner
ABV – 4.7%
IBUs – 32
Malts – Admiral Pilsner & Briess Non-GMO Yellow Corn Flakes
Hops – Lorien & Mount Hood
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Available in Firestone Walker’s online store and the brewery’s three locations in Paso RoblesBuellton, and Venice

Burial Beer Co. & Resident Culture Collaborate on The Ostensible Realities of Fanatical Unforgiveness

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of The Ostensible Realities of Fanatical Unforgiveness, a special collaboration with Resident Culture Brewing Company (Asheville, North Carolina), on Wednesday, June 1.

Inspired by the wonder found in a “a coconut milk ice cream vegan banana split,” The Ostensible Realities of Fanatical Unforgiveness is a blend of five of Burial’s “finest stout bases” that was then “conditioned upon Thai banana, house toasted coconut, luscious strawberry, Madagascar vanilla bean, and a dose of dry roasted peanuts.” Coming in at 15% ABV, The Ostensible Realities of Fanatical Unforgiveness will have you “[sinking] into heaping scoops of vanilla ice cream topped with molten chocolate syrup, fresh strawberries, vanilla whipped coconut cream, and caramelized banana all with a dash of chopped Virginia peanuts.”

The Ostensible Realities of Fanatical Unforgiveness – available in 500ml bottles – will release at noon on June 1 at Burial’s Asheville location and in the brewery’s online shop, at 2 p.m. at the brewery’s Raleigh taproom, and 4 p.m. in the Charlotte taproom. The Ostensible Realities of Fanatical Unforgiveness is exclusive to Burial locations and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for The Ostensible Realities of Fanatical Unforgiveness from Burial Beer Co. & Resident Culture Brewing Company

Release – Limited; June 1, 2022
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 15%
Added Ingredients – Thai Banana, Strawberry, Toasted Coconut, Vanilla Bean & Peanuts
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Burial locations & online shop only

New Realm Brewing & Blackberry Smoke Collaborate on New American Lager

New Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Blackberry Smoke American Lager, a special collaboration project with Blackberry Smoke, in late May 2022.

Brewed to celebrate the band’s 21st birthday, Blackberry Smoke is an American Lager brewed with “all American malts.” Coming in at 4.5% ABV, Blackberry Smoke is “clean, crisp, and refreshing with just enough character to provide a smokin’ great beer experience.”

“I’ve been a big fan of Blackberry Smoke since I started listening to them several years ago, so I was thrilled when we started exploring a partnership with them. It’s been really fun to get to know their team they are all wonderful people,” said Mitch Steele, Co-Founder and Brewmaster of New Realm. “We selected a fantastic lager beer recipe that we think the fans of the band (The Blackberry Smoke Brothers and Sisters official fan club) will love. It’s so great to be able to celebrate this milestone with the Blackberry Smoke family that are so passionate. I am looking forward to the success of our partnership!”

“We are so proud to partner with a company like New Realm Brewing,” said Brit Turner, drummer and co-founder of Blackberry Smoke. “We have wanted to create a Blackberry Smoke beer for a long time.  A crafted American lager is something we know our fans will enjoy and to do it with an Atlanta company like New Realm is really special.  We can’t wait for all the friends, family, brothers and sisters to try it.”

Blackberry Smoke is rolling out now and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 16 oz. cans & on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within New Realm’s distribution footprint in Georgia, Virginia, and Lowcountry South Carolina. Prost!

Vital Information for Blackberry Smoke from New Realm Brewing Company

Release – Limited; late May 2022
Style – American Lager
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 15
Additional Info – “In addition to the collaboration beer, New Realm will be official partners with Blackberry Smoke in several events and activations benefiting the bands cherished non-profit work. In 2009, Brit Turner, drummer for Blackberry Smoke, was on tour in Europe when he was given devastating news. Brit’s daughter, Lana Turner, had been diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that develops from nerve tissue. Only three at the time, tumors had taken over 97 percent of her body. Brit and his wife, Shannon, were resolved to fight the disease and in 2011, Lana’s cancer had gone into remission. It was then that Brit’s commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of children was born and that The Lana Turner Foundation (LTF) was created. Brit and his band Blackberry Smoke leveraged their fame to generate donations which fund LTF with the mission of providing funding for CURE’s research initiatives and patient and family support.”
Availability – 6-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia, Virginia & Lowcountry South Carolina
Beer Finder – https://newrealmbrewing.com/beer-finder/

Westbrook Brewing, The Community Tap & Eighth State Team Up Again on Rice Crispy Boi

Westbrook Brewing Company (Mount Pleasant, South Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Rice Crispy Boi, a special collaboration with The Community Tap (Greenville, South Carolina) and Eighth State Brewing Company (Greenville, South Carolina), in mid-April 2022.

The embodiment of being “preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should,” Rice Crispy Boi is an “extra crispity” American Lager featuring “toasted rice flakes and goopy marshmallows.” Coming in at 5% ABV, Rice Crispy Boi resides “firmly in ‘crispy boi’ territory for maximum imbibeability.”

Rice Crispy Boi releases April 15 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at Westbrook Brewing, Eighth State Brewing, The Community Tap and select craft beer-focused establishments located in South Carolina. Prost!

Vital Information for Rice Crispy Boi from Westbrook Brewing Company, Eighth State Brewing Company & The Community Tap

Release – Limited; April 15, 2022
Style – American Lager
ABV – 5%
Featured Ingredients – Toasted rice flakes & marshmallow
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – South Carolina

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. & Ology Brewing Collaborate on Hop Silo 17 Hazy IPA

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Hop Silo 17, a special collaboration project with Ology Brewing Co. (Tallahassee, Florida), on Saturday, February 26.

A collaboration that will welcome Ology Brewing Co. to the area when they open their Tampa location this year (they will be moving into Angry Chair Brewing’s current location just as soon as Angry Chair moves into the former Brew Bus location), Hop Silo 17 is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale featuring “White Labs Best Coast Hazy Ale Yeast Blend in conjunction with sexy, modern hops like Comet, Cashmere, Citra Cryo, and Talus.” Coming in at 7.5% ABV, Hop Silo 17 boasts “smooth juicy notes of spritzy lemon, lime, fresh coconut & melon [leading] this experience . . . followed by a hit of strong grapefruit & dank resin flavors that delicately balance this beer.”

Hop Silo 17 is scheduled to release on February 26 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at Tampa Bay Brewing Co.’s Ybor and Westchase locations and at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Tampa Bay Brewing’s distribution footprint in Florida. Prost!

Vital Information for Hop Silo 17 from Tampa Bay Brewing Co. & Ology Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Hop Silo Series; February 26, 2022
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.5%
Featured Hops – Comet, Cashmere, Citra Cryo & Talus
Yeast – White Labs Best Coast Hazy Ale Yeast Blend
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft

Big Storm Brewing Helps End Hunger in Tampa with Limited Release of Hops for Hunger

Big Storm Brewing Co. (Clearwater, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Hops for Hunger, a special collaboration project with Feeding Tampa Bay, on February 3, 2022.

Brewed to assist the “approximately one million people [who] are food insecure in our 10-county region,” Hops for Hunger (4.8% ABV) is a Honey Wheat Orange Ale that will donate “a percentage of every beer sold . . . to better serve our neighbors with the compassion they deserve.” The money raised will assist Feeding Tampa Bay in their mission that had them “[serving] nearly 95 million meals last year.”

Hops for Hunger debuts today and will hang around only as long as supplies last. This Limited Release will be available by the 16 oz. can at Big Storm’s four taprooms – Clearwater, Orlando, Odessa and Cape Coral. Prost!

Vital Information for Hops for Hunger from Big Storm Brewing Co. & Feeding Tampa Bay

Release – Limited; February 3, 2022
Style – American Wheat Ale
ABV – 4.8%
The Mission – A percentage of every beer sold will be donated to Feeding Tampa Bay to better serve our neighbors with the compassion they deserve
Availability – 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Only available at Big Storm’s four taprooms in Clearwater, Orlando, Odessa and Cape Coral


Rogue Ales & Revival Cycles Collaborate on Knuckle Buster Cold IPA

Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Knuckle Buster Cold IPA, a special collaboration project with Revival Cycles (Austin, Texas), in January 2022.

A collaboration “rooted in design, [incorporating] both brands’ passions for craftmanship and hard work,” Knuckle Buster is a Cold India Pale Ale that is “best described as a cross between a pilsner and an IPA.” Coming in at 6.1% ABV and 60 IBUs, Knuckle Buster “opens with a delightful floral hop aroma that is followed by more hops, cracker, bread, and a soft sweetness across a very light body.”

“At Rogue, we are always working on new ideas that break from the norm; this collaboration is no different,” says Dharma Tamm, Rogue President. “Our friends at Revival Cycles in Austin, Texas also like to push the envelope with their hand-built motorcycles, so teaming up on a new style of IPA that uses a cold fermentation technique just made sense.”

“At Revival Cycles, we understand that collaborating with like-minded design focused people is how we all grow, learn, stay fresh, and innovate. This fun project with Rogue allows us to expand our footprint and drink more of their delicious IPAs,” adds Alan Stulberg, Founder, Revival Cycles.

Knuckle Buster is scheduled to debut in January and will hang around through April 2022. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Oregon, Texas and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Knuckle Buster from Rogue Ales & Revival Cycles

Release – Limited; January – April 2022
Style – Cold India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.1%
IBUs – 60
Fun Fact #1 – “The name ‘Knuckle Buster’ was chosen to . . . pay homage to gearheads and craftspeople from all walks of life and industries.”
Fun Fact #2 – “One Texas-based element to the beer release are secret gold coins. With the January release throughout stores in Austin and the surrounding cities, select Knuckle Buster six packs will come with a gold coin placed between the lid of the can and plastic six pack ring. Over a dozen lucky individuals who find the gold coins, will be able to redeem them at the 2022 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show produced by Revival Cycles in April 2022 for a Supporter Ticket ($200 package), which includes VIP Lounge Access, Discounted Drinks, Access to the VIP areas of the Pre-Party, Discounts on Merch and skip the line access at the show.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

Creature Comforts & Off Color Brewing Collaborate on Mouse Tracks Sparkling Ale

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Mouse Tracks, a special collaboration project with Off Color Brewing (Chicago, Illinois), on December 31, 2021.

Building off of Off Color’s incredible penchant for “experimenting with new techniques and non-traditional ingredients in thoughtful ways,” Mouse Tracks is an Australian-style Sparkling Ale featuring Carolina Gold Rice, Hallertau Blanc and Amarillo hops. Coming in at 6% ABV, the “dry and effervescent” Mouse Tracks “presents a bready malt character balanced by light floral and fruitiness from the hops.”

Mouse Tracks will debut Friday, December 31 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 16 oz. cans at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. There is no word at this time as to whether or not Mouse Tracks will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Mouse Tracks from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. & Off Color Brewing

Release – Limited; December 31, 2021
Style – Australian-style Sparkling Ale
ABV – 6%
Featured Hops – Hallertau Blanc & Amarillo
Added Ingredients – Carolina Gold Rice
Availability – 16 oz. cans

King State & Our Mutual Friend Brewing Co. Collaborate on Colab. Common Beer

King State (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that Colab. Common Beer, a special collaboration project with Our Mutual Friend Brewing Co. (Denver, Colorado), is available now as a Limited Release offering.

Brewed to be a modern take on an old school style, Colab. Common Beer is a California Common-style Beer featuring Colorado Pilsner, Oat malts, Colorado hops and warm fermented with lager yeast. Coming in at 5.1% ABV, Colab. Common Beer has a “soft mouthfeel, notes of sweet citrus and oat country bread, but kept crisp and refreshing.”

Colab. Common Beer actually released in mid-November (I suck, I know), but there is still plenty available and this is a beer that belongs on your radar. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at King State and select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Florida. Prost!

Vital Information for Colab. Common Beer from King State & Our Mutual Friend Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; mid-November 2021
Style – California Common-style Beer
ABV – 5.1%
Featured Ingredients – Colorado Pilsner, Oat malts & Colorado hops
Yeast – Warm fermented lager yeast
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Florida

Ghost Train Brewing Co. & Piggly Wiggly Collaborate on Neighborhood Kölsch

Ghost Train Brewing Company (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will release Neighborhood Kölsch, a special collaboration project with Piggly Wiggly, in early December 2021.

Developed to recognize the dedication Piggly Wiggly locations have had in supporting and cultivating craft beer culture in Alabama, Neighborhood Kölsch is a Kölsch-style Ale dry-hopped with Barbe Rouge hops. Coming in at 5% ABV, Neighborhood Kölsch is “incredibly delicious” and will give you another excuse to “head down to your local Pig.”

Neighborhood Kölsch (available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans) is rolling out now and can be found at the following Piggly Wiggly locations in Alabama: Piggly Wiggly at River Run, Piggly Wiggly at Crestline, Piggly Wiggly at Homewood, Piggly Wiggly at Bluff Park, Piggly Wiggly at Clairmont, Piggly Wiggly at Dunnavant Valley, Piggly Wiggly at Hueytown, Piggly Wiggly at McCalla & Piggly Wiggly at Deerfoot. Prost!

Vital Information for Neighborhood Kölsch from Ghost Train Brewing Company & Piggly Wiggly

Release – Collaboration; December 2021
Style – Kölsch-style Ale
ABV – 5%
Featured Hops – Barbe Rouge
Fun Fact – Neighborhood Kölsch was created to help raise awareness for The Daniel Project. Each can has a QR Code beer lovers can scan to learn more about the foundation
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Distribution – Available at the following Piggly Wiggly locations in Alabama: Piggly Wiggly at River Run, Piggly Wiggly at Crestline, Piggly Wiggly at Homewood, Piggly Wiggly at Bluff Park, Piggly Wiggly at Clairmont, Piggly Wiggly at Dunnavant Valley, Piggly Wiggly at Hueytown, Piggly Wiggly at McCalla & Piggly Wiggly at Deerfoot