DuClaw Brewing Co. & Wockenfuss Candies Collaborate on The PastryArchy Carmallow

DuclawLogoDuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will release The PastryArchy Carmallow, a Limited Release Imperial Stout brewed in collaboration with Baltimore’s 104-year-old Wockenfuss Candies, in late March 2020.

Crafted to emulate the decadent experience of enjoying a famous caramel-dipped marshmallow (a.k.a. Carmallow) from Wockenfuss Candies, The PastryArchy Carmallow is a Pastry Stout brewed with “one hundred pounds each of marshmallows and Wockenfuss caramel.” Weighing in at 8.5% ABV, The PastryArchy Carmallow is rounded off with “roasty notes of toffee & honey.”

“Our team is really excited about this partnership,” said Greg Butler, candy manufacturing manager at Wockenfuss. “There are a lot of similarities between candy-making and brewing, and we learned that through this process. It’ll be fun to taste the final result.”

The PastryArchy Carmallow is scheduled to release in late March, just in time for Easter.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of DuClaw Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for The PastryArchy Carmallow from DuClaw Brewing Co. & Wockenfuss Candies

Release – Limited/The PastryArchy Series; late March 2020
Style -Imperial Stout/Pastry Stout
ABV – 8.5%
Added Ingredients – 100 pounds each of marshmallows & Wockenfuss caramel
Fun Fact – “The DuClaw team visited Wockenfuss to see how the Carmallows are made, including the making of their house-made caramel, and hand-dipping the candies. The Wockenfuss team visited DuClaw for a brew day, and helped to add their ingredients into the beer.”
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

DuClaw Brewing Co. Continues Tart IPA Series with Limited Release of Pineapple Queen

PineappleQueen_RGB-copyDuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that Pineapple Queen is hitting craft beer shelves and taps now as the latest Limited Release offering to come out of the brewery’s Tart IPA lineup.

Pineapple Queen is a “royally refreshing” Tart India Pale Ale “brewed with lactose, London Ale III Yeast, and Mosaic Lupulin Powder, soured with Lactobacillus Delbruecki and fermented on top of pineapple.” Coming in at 7.1% ABV, Pineapple Queen is “perfectly hard and soft, tart & sweet, sour & IPA.”

Pineapple Queen is rolling out now and will be available as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of DuClaw Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Pineapple Queen from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Tart IPA Series; February 2020
Style – Tart India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.1%
IBUs – 12
Malts – Pilsner, Flaked Oats & Torrified Wheat
Hops – Mosaic & Mosaic Lupulin Powder
Added Ingredients – Pineapple
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

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DuClaw Brewing Co. Expands Distribution to Tennessee

DuclawLogoDuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it has partnered with Advintage Distributing so that it can immediately begin distribution throughout the state of Tennessee.

Established in 1996, DuClaw Brewing Co. has since made a name for itself by “fearlessly innovating” and pushing the limits of what beer lovers expect from the craft beer industry.  This clever approach has led the brewery to create a mind-blowing portfolio “including ‘Sweet Baby Jesus’ Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, and its ‘Sour Me’ series including ‘Sour Me Unicorn Farts.”  With the addition of Tennessee, DuClaw’s beers are now in 19 states across the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest U.S.

DuClaw Brewing Co. will enter the Tennessee market with offerings such as ‘Sweet Baby Jesus’ Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, ‘Dirty Little Freak’ Coconut Caramel Chocolate Brown Ale, ‘Regular Beer’ Lager, ‘Haze Of Glory’ New England IPA, ‘Strawberry Letter 23’ Strawberry Tart IPA, ‘Apri-Caught Stealing’ Apricot Tart IPA, and ‘Sweet Baby Java’ Espresso Bean infused Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter.  

“We’ve wanted to get our brews into the hands of Tennesseans for a while, so we’re very happy to announce our arrival,” said DuClaw Founder Dave Benfield. “It’s been a strong start, and we’re looking forward to building on that momentum.”

With the assistance of Advintage Distributing, DuClaw Brewing Co. is rolling out in Tennessee now.  You can expect to find DuClaw offerings at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located throughout the state.  Prost!

 

DuClaw Brewing Co. Celebrates Barleywine Season with Return of Devil’s Milk

DuclawLogoDuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that its award-winning Devil’s Milk Barleywine Style Ale is returning to craft beer shelves and taps now for a limited time.

Back once again to prove that “Barleywine is Life,” Devil’s Milk is an American Barleywine intent on “[seducing] your palate with sensual fruit esters, a mighty malt backbone, and demonic hop presence” (the hop bill changes each year and this year’s batch features Centennial and Chinook hops).  Weighing in at a substantial 10% ABV, Devil’s Milk “is best served in a snifter to accommodate its ABV and allow complex flavors to emerge as it warms in your hands.”

Devil’s Milk is set to return in late October/early November 2019 and will stick around for a limited time.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of DuClaw Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Devil’s Milk from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; returning late October/early November 2019
Style – American Barleywine
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 88.4
Malts – CaraWheat Malt, Crystal 150, Torrified Wheat, Melanoidin Malt & Pale Malt
Hops – Centennial & Chinook
Recommended Glassware – Snifter

Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

DuClaw Brewing Co. Releases Apri-Caught Stealing Tart IPA

DuclawLogoDuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Apri-Caught Stealing Tart IPA in late October 2019.

Named after and inspired by the Jane’s Addiction single, “Been Caught Stealing,” Apri-Caught Stealing is a Tart IPA “brewed with apricots and lactose to balance out bold hops.” Coming in at 7.1% ABV, Apri-Caught Stealing aims to tantalize its drinker with its smooth skills and easy-drinking nature.

Apri-Caught Stealing is rolling out now and will stick around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of DuClaw Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Apri-Caught Stealing from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; late October 2019
Style – Tart India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.1%
IBUs – 50
Malts – Pilsner, Flaked Oats & Torrified Wheat
Hops – Mosaic & Amarillo
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

DuClaw Brewing Co. Introduces Regular Beer

DuclawLogoDuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Regular Beer, an American Craft Lager, in late July 2019.

Created as a “response to consumers asking if the mid-sized craft brewer that specializes in sours, double IPAs and stouts has any ‘regular beer’ offerings”, Regular Beer is a “straw yellow” American Craft Lager brewed with Chinook and Hallertau hops and a malt bill consisting of Pilsner, CaraPils, Vienna and Flaked Rice.  Meant to exhibit “simplicity both in product and packaging”, Regular Beer (4.9% ABV) is a “beer that tastes like regular beer. For the times you want to drink regular beer.”

“Right now, walking into a liquor store, the choices are infinite,” said DuClaw’s head designer Tyler McCoy. “The vast array of designs and colors on the shelves can be overwhelming. We wanted to create something bold, utilitarian and in your face – something you know is beer.”

 

“We wanted to make something light that goes down easy, but that still has enough flavor to separate us from domestic lagers,” said DuClaw brewer Mark Johnson, who also shared that it took a while to perfect the recipe. “It’s a touch more creative, a touch craftier. That’s why it’s special.”

Regular Beer will roll out in Maryland in late July and full distribution is scheduled to follow later this summer.  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 Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of DuClaw Brewing Co.’s 18 state distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Regular Beer from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; launching late July 2019
Style – American Craft Lager
ABV – 4.9%
IBUs – 13
Malts – Pilsner, CaraPils, Vienna & Flaked Rice
Hops – Chinook & Hallertau
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

DuClaw Brewing Co. Introduces Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops Tart IPA

DuClawLemonDropsArtDuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops, a Tart IPA featuring Lemon Drop hops, during the week of June 24.

Meant to “[blur] the lines between IPA, sour ale and fruited ale”, Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops is a tart take on the American India Pale Ale brewed with “lactose, London Ale III yeast, and Mosaic & Lemon Drop hops, soured with Lactobacillus Delbruecki and fermented on top of fresh Yuzu citrus fruits.”  Coming in at a soothing 7.1% ABV, Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops is here to remind you to let go of your worries and appreciate the little things this summer.

Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops is rolling out now with plans to hang around as long as supplies last.  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 Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of DuClaw Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; late June 2019
Style – Tart/Sour India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.1%
IBUs – 12
Hops – Mosaic & Lemon Drop
Malts – Pilsner Malt, Flaked Oats & Torrified Wheat
Added Ingredients – Yuzu
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

DuClaw Brewing Co. Begins Limited Release of No Way Gose

DuClawNoWayGoseDuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that No Way Gose will join the brewery’s Limited Release lineup in late April 2019.

Developed to fit right in with a certain early May celebration, No Way Gose is a tropically-themed Gose-style Ale brewed with pineapple, lime and salt and then aged on tequila barrels.  Weighing in at a low 5.5% ABV, the “refreshingly tart, slightly sweet & delightfully easy” No Way Gose is sure to inspire you to “gose with the flow.”

No Way Gose is rolling out now and will stick around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of DuClaw Brewing Co.’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for No Way Gose from DuClaw Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; launching late April 2019
Style – Gose
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 14
Malts – Pilsner, Light Wheat & Torrified Wheat
Hops – Tettnang
Added Ingredients – Pineapple, lime & salt
Treatment – Aged on tequila barrels
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-finder/

DuClaw Brewing Co. Expands Distribution to Alabama and Georgia

DuclawSweetBabyJesusDuClaw Brewing Co. (Bel Air, Maryland) has partnered with International Wines & Craft Beer in Alabama and AB Beverage in Georgia so that it can begin distribution in those states immediately.

Established as a brewpub in Bel Air, Maryland in 1996, DuClaw Brewing Co. hit the scene wanting to be “known for its cleverly crafted beers, depth of flavor and irreverent personality.”  Those three attributes have proven to be quite the formula for success as the brewery has since gone on to earn “more than 60 awards” and establish a portfolio boasting “more than 30 distinguished microbrews.”  The brewery’s popularity absolutely exploded on a national level with the release of Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter in 2011. Thanks to stellar reviews spread by the brewery’s fans and a Bronze Medal finish at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival (Chocolate Beer Category), Sweet Baby Jesus has acted as a catalyst for the brewery to steadily expand distribution to get their innovative, unique offerings into the hands of more and more craft beer fans.  With the addition of Alabama and Georgia, DuClaw Brewing Co.’s U.S. distribution now amounts to 19 states across the Northeast and Southeast.

“Alabama and The Peach State are two that have been knocking on our door for awhile, and it got to a point where we knew it was time,” said DuClaw Founder and President Dave Benfield. “The response has been unreal. It’s been really fun to recognize this demand, finally bring DuClaw into these markets, and then hear such positive feedback. This is why I am in the business!”

DuClaw will launch distribution in Alabama and Georgia with Sweet Baby Jesus and “a full lineup of clever and well-crafted . . . craft beers” that will include Sour Me Peach Sherbet, Dirty Little Freak, The PastryArchy Pumpkin Spice, and Rule of Three Double IPA. The full descriptions for these beers are as follows:

  • Sweet Baby Jesus | Year-Round – First brewed in 2011, this GABF bronze medal winning Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter is jet black in color with a tan, rocky head, full body, and creamy, luxurious mouthfeel. Its lightly sweet, malty flavor is accented by rich flavors of chocolate, coffee, and peanut butter, balanced by a subtle hop character and a moderate 6.2% ABV. Sweet Baby Jesus finishes smooth, dry, and roasty with lingering notes of chocolate and peanut butter so savory, you will exclaim its name!  ABV – 6.2%  IBUs – 33
  • Sour Me Peach Sherbet | Limited Release – Sour Me Peach Sherbet mixes the inherent mouth puckering flavors of the brew with big peach notes & a creamy fuller body for a perfect blend of tart and sweet.  ABV – 5.5%  IBUs – 10
  • Dirty Little Freak | Year-Round- Dirty Little Freak Coconut Caramel Chocolate Brown Ale, first brewed in 2014, takes the traditional American Brown Ale and gives it a sensual new twist – Coconut! This medium-bodied, 5.8% ABV brown ale is a feast for the senses from its dominant blend of warm, roasted malt, coconut, caramel, and chocolate flavors barely restrained by a gentle hop bite, to its tantalizingly satisfying finish.  ABV – 5.8%  IBUs – 30
  • The PastryArchy Pumpkin Spice | Limited Release – A dark, decadent, dessert stout with additions of pumpkin & seasonal spices for a rich and savory experience.  ABV – 8.5%  IBUs – 31
  • The Rule of 3 Double IPA | Limited Release – As our third 16oz DIPA can release, we were compelled to obey the ‘Rule Of Three’ by triple dry hopping with three varieties of hops: Centennial hops, Citra Lupulin Powder, and Simcoe Lupulin Powder. The trio results in a golden balance between citrus & passion fruit, earthiness & pine, and berry & melon. Would order multiple pints, probably like 3.  ABV – 8.8%  IBUs – 34.8

The beers listed above are rolling out now in all areas regularly serviced by International Wines & Craft Beer in Alabama and AB Beverage in Georgia.  Look for all these beers to be available on draft and in their respective packaging format.  Prost!

 

Field Trip: Cavalier Distributing Trade Show – Tampa

Just a few weeks ago, Cavalier Distributing (Lakeland, Florida) held a fantastic and informative trade show at The Vault, a beautiful venue located in the heart of Tampa’s Downtown Arts District.  Cavalier used this industry-only event as an opportunity to introduce the area’s restaurants, bars, retailers, and media members to their vast portfolio of fine craft beers, meads, ciders and spirits.  The best way to capture all that this event had to offer was through a visual medium, so check out the photos below (click to enlarge) so that you too can get the inside scoop on the exciting beverages headed our way this year from Cavalier Distributing.  Prost!

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