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

TrimTab Brewing & Two Tides Brewing Collaborate on The Body Electric IPA

TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of The Body Electric, an IPA collaboration with Two Tides Brewing Co. (Savannah, Georgia), on Friday, November 12.

The first collaboration to come out of TrimTab’s Light Visions Collection that is “Always new. Always fresh. Brewed for seekers of superior hops,” The Body Electric is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale featuring Mosaic and Sabro hops, Sabro Lupulin Powder and Guava. The Body Electric clocks in at 7% ABV.

The Body Electric will debut at TrimTab Brewing on Friday, November 12 and will enter distribution at or around that date. 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 and Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for The Body Electric from TrimTab Brewing & Two Tides Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Light Visions Collection; November 12, 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Hops – Mosaic, Sabro & Sabro Lupulin Powder
Added Ingredients – Guava
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

Angry Chair Brewing & Cannibal Corpse Collaborate on Follow the Blood Dry Irish Stout

Angry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Follow the Blood, a Dry Irish Stout brewed in collaboration with the Death Metal pioneers at Cannibal Corpse, on November 5, 2021.

Carefully crafted “for crushing at shows, with friends, while performing séances, or whenever you prefer,” Follow the Blood is a Dry Irish Stout brewed with “100% Irish base malt, chocolate, and pale chocolate.” A “classic crushing beer” through and through, Follow the Blood offers “notes of chocolate, heavy double bass, clean roast and screaming guitar riffs.”

Follow the Blood (available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft) will debut at Angry Chair Brewing (6401 N Florida Ave. | Tampa, Florida) on Friday, November 5 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Follow the Blood will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Follow the Blood from Angry Chair Brewing & Cannibal Corpse

Release – Limited; November 5, 2021
Style – Dry Irish Stout
ABV – ???
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “We were very pleased to have Vince Locke in the mix, who created all the infamous Cannibal Corpse album artwork on board to do this label for us.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. can & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Brooklyn Brewery & Four Roses Distillery Collaborate on 2021 Release of Brooklyn Black Ops Imperial Stout

Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, New York) has officially announced that it will release the 2021 edition of Brooklyn Black Ops, a special collaboration project with Four Roses Distillery (Lawrenceburg, Kentucky), in late October/early November 2021.

Widely known as a true “legend in a glass,” the 2021 vintage of Brooklyn Black Ops is a Russian Imperial Stout that has been “aged in Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon barrels hand-selected by Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliott.” Coming in at a higher than normal 12.9% ABV, Brooklyn Black Ops “offers a silky texture and combines notes of cocoa nibs with rich vanilla aromatics.”

“The depth and complexity of Brooklyn Black Ops remains as unique as ever,” said Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver. “Like Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon itself, this beer delivers many layers of oak, malt and fruit flavors and is a perfect pairing for many desserts.”

We’re proud to again partner with Brooklyn Brewery on this much-anticipated annual release,” said Brent Elliott, Four Roses Master Distiller. “We really wanted the unique characteristics of Four Roses Small Batch to shine through and aging this iteration of Black Ops in the used barrels produced a beer with the perfect hint of bourbon character and a very smooth finish.”

A very limited amount of this year’s batch of Brooklyn Black Ops (approximately 4,000 cases) is rolling into distribution now 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 (this is the first vintage in the history of Brooklyn Black Ops to be canned) and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in New York and throughout the rest of Brooklyn Brewery’s 30-state distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Brooklyn Black Ops from Brooklyn Brewery

Release – Limited; late October 2021
Style – Russian Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.9%
Treatment – Aged in Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon Barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft

Creature Comforts & Green Cheek Beer Co. Collaborate on Living on the Sun Triple IPA

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Living on the Sun, a special collaboration project with Green Cheek Beer Co. (Orange, California), in mid-October 2021.

An amped up collaboration that explores the wealth of knowledge to be gained from the three-time Great American Beer Festival medal winners at Green Cheek Beer Co., Living on the Sun is a Hazy/Juicy Triple India Pale Ale “generously hopped with Citra and Nelson Sauvin.” Coming in at 10% ABV, Living on the Sun “presents a big tropical fruit flavor bursting with pineapple, passion fruit, and guava notes balanced by a juicy, full-bodied mouthfeel.”

Living on the Sun is available now at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. and will be hitting distribution soon. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Living on the Sun from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. & Green Cheek Beer Co.

Release – Limited; mid-October 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy Triple India Pale Ale
ABV – 10%
Featured Hops – Citra & Nelson Sauvin
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia

AleSmith Brewing & Beachwood Brewing Collaborate on Tower of Flower West Coast IPA

AleSmith Brewing Company (San Diego, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Tower of Flower, a West Coast IPA brewed in collaboration with Beachwood Brewing (Long Beach, California), in early October 2021.

The newest hop-laden release to come out of AleSmith’s always intriguing Collaboration Series, Tower of Flower is a West Coast-style India Pale Ale that has been double dry-hopped with “a monstrous hop blend of Galaxy, Cashmere and Nelson hops.” Coming in at 6.8% ABV, Tower of Flower offers “intense notes of passionfruit, citrus, peach and melon.”

“We love partnering with breweries that enjoy the process of brewing as much as we do, so we were stoked to team up with Beachwood again for Tower of Flower,” shares Ryan Crisp, Head Brewer and Director of Brewery Operations at AleSmith. “If anyone can forge a solid West Coast-style IPA, it’s two SoCal breweries with a shared passion for hops.”

“AleSmith is a bastion of the craft beer industry and Beachwood was honored to be a part of another amazing collaboration,” raves Co-Owner and Brewmaster of Beachwood Brewing, Julian Shrago. “We’re grateful for our collective group of beer-drinking fans and couldn’t be happier with this fantastic IPA brewed with some of the finest and most aromatic hops around.”

Tower of Flower is rolling out now 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 select craft beer-focused establishments located in California and throughout the rest of AleSmith’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Tower of Flower from AleSmith Brewing Company & Beachwood Brewing

Release – Limited/Collaboration Series; October 2021
Style – West Coast-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.8%
IBUs – 40
Featured Hops – Galaxy, Cashmere & Nelson
Recommended Glassware – Willi Becher
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://alesmith.com/find-our-beer/

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. & Woven Water Brewing Collaborate on Ethereal Drift Hazy IPA

Tampa Bay Brewing Company (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Ethereal Drift, a Hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with Woven Water Brewing Company (Tampa, Florida), in late September 2021.

Crafted to capture everyone’s mutual love of hops, Ethereal Drift is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale featuring Talus, BRU-1, Idaho 7 and Citra Cryo hops. Coming in at 7% ABV, Ethereal Drift’s hop profile offers “aromas of pineapple, citrus, and pine resin” followed by “elements of pineapple, yuzu, pink grapefruit and tropical flavors paired with subtle piney-ness.”

Ethereal Drift is rolling out now 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 Company’s Westchase and Ybor City locations. There is no word at this time as to whether or not Ethereal Drift will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Ethereal Drift from Tampa Bay Brewing Company & Woven Water Brewing Company

Release – Limited; late September 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Talus, BRU-1, Idaho 7 & Citra Cryo
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft