Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the annual Limited Release of Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout in mid-November 2019.
Returning to satisfy all your “fireside sipping” needs this winter, Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY is what happens when the brewers at Oskar Blues age Ten FIDY Imperial Stout in select bourbon barrels for “a full eight months.” This treatment infuses the brewery’s fan-favorite Imperial Stout with “deep, rich flavors of vanilla, Bourbon and oak.” Although it comes in at a big ol’ 12.5% ABV, stout lovers can expect Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY to be “balanced and temperate on the palate, the extended stay in-barrel ensuring a smooth, warm drinking experience perfect for long, cold winter nights.”
“Ten FIDY is a complicated beer for our brewers but they really dig into the behemoth task of delivering a big-time stout,” said Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations for Oskar Blues Brewery. “Barrel-aging ups the ante even further – ramping up the chocolate, coffee and roasted notes to the maximum.”
The 2019 release of Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY is scheduled to roll out in mid-November 2019 and will stick around into the winter months of 2020. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest of Oskar Blues Brewery’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Brewery
Release – Limited; mid-November 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.5%
Treatment – Aged for eight months in Bourbon barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/
New Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will release Rice Cold IPA, a new collaboration project with 21st Amendment Brewery (San Leandro, California), on November 19.
Crafted by Mitch Steele at New Realm Brewing and Shaun O’Sullivan of 21st Amendment to be a “mash up of a Mexican Lager and an IPA,” Rice Cold IPA is a hybrid India Pale Ale brewed with “a blend of malts from both coasts as well as rice.” To give the beer its “substantial hop character,” Cashmere hops are featured to provide “flavors of melon, backed by peach, citrus and herbal notes” while Idaho 7, Cascade and Galaxy hops support with “tropical fruit and piney aromas.” Rice Cold IPA (6.8% ABV, 31 IBUs) was then “finished with a Mexican lager yeast to add hints of spice.”
“Shaun and I have been pals for a long time, so when he was visiting Atlanta for a beer festival we decided to brew something different together,” said Mitch Steele Co-Founder and Brewmaster of New Realm Brewing. “As we discussed the idea for this beer, we agreed on certain techniques that we believed would set this beer apart and make it extra tasty and unique.”
Rice Cold IPA is scheduled to release at New Realm’s Atlanta and Virginia Beach locations on November 19 and will enter distribution at or around that date as well. 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 within New Realm’s distribution footprint in Georgia and the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Prost!
Vital Information for Rice Cold IPA from New Realm Brewing Company & 21st Amendment Brewery
Release – Limited; November 19, 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.8%
IBUs – 31
Featured Hops – Cashmere, Idaho 7, Cascade & Galaxy
Fun Fact – The hops featured in Rice Cold IPA were incorporated with the use of “a ‘hop salad,’ a term coined by 21st Amendment Head Brewer, Chris Sartori, as the ‘Mitch Steele hopping technique,’ which translates to using several varieties of hops.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia and the Hampton Roads area of Virginia
Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) has officially announced that its Winter Seasonal Winter White Ale will return in November 2019 with a new look and a new name – Bright White Ale.
Brewed with the same recipe as the long-standing Winter White Ale and adorned with a refreshed look that is “reminiscent of what fans have seen since 2003,” Bright White Ale is a Belgian-inspired Wit – a.k.a. White Ale – that is “fermented with a Belgian yeast strain, yielding a mix of clove and fruity aromas without the use of any spices.” Coming in at just 5% ABV, the “stylish and refreshing” Bright White Ale is “the same bright alternative to stouts, porters and other darker beer styles fans have loved over the years.”
“It is easy-drinking and lighter than the long list of stouts traditionally released in the winter months,” said Larry Bell, founder and president of Bell’s Brewery. “Stout should be enjoyed year-round but sometimes, you just need a break.”
“We wanted to keep the new name simple and connect it back to the original. And since many of our fans use ‘bright’ to refer to this beer, it just made sense to play to those strengths,” said Bell.
Bright White Ale will begin hitting shelves and taps in November 2019 and is scheduled to hang around through the end of March 2020, while supplies last. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 6-packs and 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs and 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Bell’s Brewery’s distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Bright White Ale from Bell’s Brewery
Release – Seasonal; November 2019 – March 2020
Style – Belgian Wit
ABV – 5%
Calories – 153 (per 12 oz. serving)
Carbs – 13 (per 12 oz. serving)
Fun Fact – “Bright White is inspired by the Belgian Wit (White) style of beer that has been brewed as far back as the Middle Ages. Unlike traditional Wit beers, Bright White includes no spices like coriander seed, orange peel, and sometimes grains of paradise. Bright White has several fruity aromas which all comes from the malt and yeast. This seasonal beer is enjoyable whether your view includes a snow man or a palm tree.”
Availability – 6-packs and 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs and 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer-finder
Perrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) has officially announced that it will close out its 2019 Side Hustle Series with the November Release of Arctic Chill New England IPA.
Here to serve as a “cool twist” on one of the most popular craft beer styles out there today, Arctic Chill is a New England-style India Pale Ale that incorporates winter wheat into its recipe to create “a light, fluffy, snow-like body.” Michigan Copper and Hallertau Blanc hops are also featured in the recipe to “deliver floral, fruity hop flavors and enough juicy aroma of gooseberry to give you goosebumps.”
Arctic Chill hit The Perrin Pub on November 14 and will enter distribution shortly after the on-site release. 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 Michigan. Prost!
Vital Information for Arctic Chill New England IPA from Perrin Brewing Company
Release – Limited/Side Hustle Series; mid-November 2019
Style – New England India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Michigan Copper & Hallertau Blanc
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Michigan
Beer Finder – https://www.perrinbrewing.com/beer-finder/
Avery Brewing Co. (Boulder, Colorado) has announced that Old Grumbler, a Rum Barrel-aged Old Ale, is officially available now as an incredibly Limited Release.
Designated as installment No. 55 in Avery Brewing Co.’s one-and-done, gold foil Barrel-Aged Series, Old Grumbler is a blend of 12-month and 24-month Rum Barrel-Aged Old Ales. Coming in at an ornery 17.2% ABV, Old Grumbler is “begrudgingly here, in this bottle, and ready to wallop anyone who sets foot on his lawn. Hey, you! Stay outta my barrels!!”
Old Grumbler shuffled into Avery Brewing Co.’s Tap Room at the end of October 2019 and is hitting distribution now. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Florida, Colorado and wherever else it is can be legally sold within Avery Brewing Co.’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Old Grumbler from Avery Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/Barrel-Aged Series; late October/early November 2019
Style – Old Ale
ABV – 17.2%
Treatment – Blend of 12-month & 24-month Rum Barrel-Aged Old Ales
Bottled On Date – 10/17/2019
Case Count – 1047
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.averybrewing.com/brew-finder
TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for Crème de la Crème Brûlée Imperial Stout on Friday, November 15.
Surfacing as the latest offering to come out of TrimTab Brewing’s Cellar Reserve Series, Crème de la Crème Brûlée is a crème brûlée-inspired Imperial Stout “crafted with vanilla beans, molasses and crème brûlée coffee.” Weighing in at a sizable 8.7% ABV, Crème de la Crème Brûlée promises to be “16 ounces of decadence.”
Crème de la Crème Brûlée will officially release in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing on November 15. This Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans. At this time, there is no word on whether Crème de la Crème Brûlée will see distribution. Prost!
Vital Information for Crème de la Crème Brûlée from TrimTab Brewing
Release – Limited/Cellar Reserve Series; November 15, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 8.7%
Added Ingredients – Vanilla beans, molasses & crème brûlée coffee
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Brewery Release; there is no word on whether this offering will see distribution
Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that the elusive Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout has reappeared for a limited time and this year it is available in 16 oz. cans.
Created as an attempt to tame the beast that is Great Divide’s Yeti Imperial Stout, Barrel Aged Yeti (12.5 % ABV) is a “unique version” of that beloved Imperial Stout that has been “aged for at least 12 months in whiskey barrels.” This extended period of hibernation in the barrels “produces a hugely complex but mellowed Yeti, with its signature roasted flavors, hints of vanilla and oak, and a whiskeyed finish.”
Barrel Aged Yeti hit the Great Divide Tap Rooms – Ballpark and Rino – on October 31 and started rolling out into distribution on November 1, 2019. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 16 oz. cans – a new packaging format for 2019 – and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Barrel Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Release – Limited; November – December 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.5%
Treatment – Aged for at least 12 months in whiskey barrels
Suggested Food Pairings – “Grilled porterhouse steak, Roaring 40s blue cheese, vanilla cheesecake, brownies”
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/
Schlafly Beer (St. Louis, Missouri) has officially announced that the 2019 edition of Stout Bout, a variety pack featuring four stouts brewed exclusively for the sampler, is hitting shelves now.
Comprised of the crowd favorite stouts featured at Schlafly’s annual Stout and Oyster Festival – an annual event held each March that “brings 80,000 fresh oysters from both coasts and over a dozen star shuckers to the Schlafly Tap Room,” the Stout Bout Variety Pack is a mixed 12-pack containing three 12 oz. bottles of each of the following four offerings:
Mexican Chocolate Stout – A classic American stout inspired by all the characteristics of real, Mexican-style hot chocolate. Creamy, roasty, sweet elements provide a perfect base for the addition of cocoa nibs, which the brewers add directly to the fermenter to age until their finest flavors blend with the stout. The addition of cinnamon adds a kick that balances well with all the flavors in this beer. ABV – 6%
Dry Hopped Stout – Brewed with all of the roasted malts you’d expect, but then dry-hopped with tons of American hops adding a unique citrus character. ABV – 5.7%
Latte Stout – Brewer meets barista in this heavyweight bout. Latte Stout is brewed with a blend of coffee toddy and milk sugar that combine to form a stout that calls back to the coffee shop. ABV – 6%
Session Stout – While keeping a bold flavor and big body, Session Stout has a low ABV making it easy to have more than one. We classify this full-bodied stout under the lightweight division. ABV – 4.5%
“The sampler packs are a reflection of current consumer preferences and interests. We receive true feedback from the festival and build a sampler pack geared directly toward what our consumers will enjoy. The rising interest in low ABV also steered us toward the decision of adding a session stout to our sampler pack, and the other selections offer a taste for everyone.”
– Stephen Hale, Founding Brewer at Schlafly Beer
The Stout Bout 12 Pack Stout Sampler is rolling out now and will be available as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this special mixed pack at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Missouri, Tennessee and throughout the rest of Schlafly’s distribution footprint. Prost!
On Saturday, November 16 from noon to midnight, Marker 48 Brewing (Weeki Wachee, Florida) will host its 4th Anniversary Party to celebrate 48 months of delicious beer in Hernando County, Florida.
Opened in a former auto repair facility in 2015, Marker 48 Brewing – Hernando County’s first full production craft brewery – is a dream realized for co-owners Tina and Maurice Ryman, longtime homebrewers and craft beer fans. Over the last four years, Marker 48 has grown to not only be a source of fine craft beer offerings but also – thanks to its cleverly arranged layout, sprawling beer garden, and ability to double as a music/event venue – has become a social hub for the community. Always relaxed and lighthearted, Marker 48 Brewing consistently provides nothing but good vibes and good times to all those who enter its doors.
“It surpassed our expectations,” Tina Ryman says. “It’s created a fantastic avenue for us to bring the community together. We’ve made friendships that will last a lifetime, too.”
To properly thank their fans for four years of support, Marker 48 Brewing will host a daylong 4th Anniversary Party on Saturday, November 16. There are quite a few details to go over when it comes to this event, so let’s break it all down!
What – Marker 48 Brewing’s 4 Year/48 Month Anniversary Party
When – Noon to midnight on Saturday, November 16
Where – Marker 48 Brewing | 12147 Cortez Blvd | Spring Hill, Florida
- Marker 48 Brewing will be tapping special release beers throughout the event, including debut offerings from its recently established sour barrel room and foeder. The taplist is still being compiled at this time. Stay tuned for added details!
- This event will also feature several guest taps from Marker 48’s friends in the Florida craft beer community. Attendees can expect to see beers from Tampa Bay Brewing Company (Tampa, Florida), Mastry’s Brewing Co. (St. Pete Beach, Florida), Coppertail Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida), Nine State Brewery (Inverness, Florida), Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida), Escape Brewing Company (Trinity, Florida), Brew Bus Brewing (Tampa, Florida), Motorworks Brewing (Bradenton, Florida) and Copp Brewery (Crystal River, Florida).
Entertainment, Activities & Food
- The 4th Anniversary Party will feature live music on two stages throughout the event. Musical acts include DeShun, Propaganjah, Stone Grey, Shawn Scheller & the Contenders, and Actual Bank Robbers, with more to be announced as the event draws closer.
- Axe Throwing Tampa will be on-site from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to set up axe throwing target courses. There will be two courses set up, with a coach at each one to offer tips and guiding games. The cost for axe throwing will be $20 per wristband, which allows unlimited throws. (Intoxicated people will, of course, not be allowed to participate)
- Multiple food trucks – The BarnYard, Lou Ami’s, The Postmen Coffee Co. and Nina’s Wood Fire Pizza – will also be on-site to satisfy any cravings you may encounter during the party.
- The brewery asks that attendees please do not park in the lots of fellow businesses Tire Kingdom or Weeki Wachee Car Wash. Brewery parking will be clearly marked, but using Uber, Lyft or taxi services to and from the event is HIGHLY recommended to keep the roads safe and the parking issues down.
Admission & Payment
- The Marker 48 Brewing 4 Year Anniversary Party is free to attend and a pay-as-you-go event.
- Children are welcome during the day, but the management would prefer adults only after 9 p.m.
- Beer, wine, sangria and cider will be sold on a token system – $5 per token, each good for a full pour or two half-pours.
- The first 200 people who spend $20 or more on drink tokens will receive a free anniversary glass.
Alright, that should cover all the information that is currently available for Marker 48 Brewing’s 4th Anniversary Party. If more details surface before the event, we will be sure to update you with that information here.
If you are free on Saturday and looking to get into some good times, make sure you swing by Marker 48 Brewing to raise a glass with everyone there to four fantastic years and the many more ahead. Prost!
Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that the Limited Release of Raspberry Mocha Strongman Coffee Milk Stout will begin in early November 2019.
Arriving as a fun new variant on Hi-Wire Brewing’s favorite Seasonal offering – Strongman Coffee Milk Stout, Raspberry Mocha Strongman is a Milk Stout brewed with raspberries, cocoa nibs from French Broad Chocolates, and cold-extracted coffee from Dynamite Roasting Co. Weighing in at 5.3% ABV, the dynamic Raspberry Mocha Strongman promises to be “roasty, . . . chocolatey, . . . fruity, sweet and creamy.”
Raspberry Mocha Strongman officially released in Hi-Wire’s Asheville Taprooms on November 1 and is hitting distribution now. 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 within Hi-Wire Brewing’s distribution footprint in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Kentucky. Prost!
Vital Information for Raspberry Mocha Strongman from Hi-Wire Brewing
Release – Limited; November 2019
Style – Milk Stout
ABV – 5.3%
Added Ingredients – Raspberries, cocoa nibs from French Broad Chocolates & cold-extracted coffee from Dynamite Roasting Co.
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio & Kentucky