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/

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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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DuClaw Brewing Co. Launches Sweet Baby Java as New Year-Round

sweebabyjavaDuClaw Brewing Company (Baltimore, Maryland) recently announced that Sweet Baby Java – Espresso Bean Infused Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter will be joining the brewery’s Year-Round lineup this spring.

Released as the first bottled variant of the brewery’s iconic Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, DuClaw Brewing Company found the inspiration to create Sweet Baby Java over two years ago when they “ran Sweet Baby [Jesus] through a Randall contact infuser filled with coffee beans.”  After that keg kicked in record time, the brewery has since featured the coffee-treated Sweet Baby Jesus at several events and received consistent, “overwhelmingly positive” feedback.  This being the case, the folks at DuClaw eventually “realized there needed to be a way to put this into a keg or bottle on a regular basis.”  After developing a large-scale process that involves a Hop Gun filled with coffee beans, Sweet Baby Java is now a reality.

“We spent a lot of time searching for the ideal bean and roast to transform Sweet Baby Jesus into Sweet Baby Java. From there we were able to scale up and leverage our giant contact infuser, the Hop Gun, using coffee beans instead of hops, and now we have Sweet Baby Java.”

– Dave Benfield, Founder of DuClaw Brewing Company

According to DuClaw Brewing Company’s Facebook page, Sweet Baby Java is a new Year-Round offering that will undergo a staggered launch during the months of spring.  This offering will eventually be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments in Florida and throughout the rest of DuClaw’s distribution footprint.  Watch those shelves and enjoy a little coffee with your peanut butter when Sweet Baby Java hits your local shelves and taps.  Prost!

Vital Information for Sweet Baby Java – Espresso Bean Infused Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter from DuClaw Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round, staggered release beginning February 2017
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6.2%
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://duclaw.com/beer-main/where-to-buy-our-beer/

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DuClaw Brewing Co. Begins Distribution in Florida

duclawflDuClaw Brewing Co. (Baltimore, Maryland) announced this week that the brewery has signed with Cavalier Distributing (Lakeland, Florida) to expand its distribution area to now include the state of Florida.

Founded in 1996, DuClaw Brewing Co. quickly established itself with Baltimore locals by being named “Bel Air’s hippest establishment” within a year of opening and has been making Maryland craft beer “cool” ever since.  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.

The extended reach of DuClaw Brewing Co. has finally come to embrace the craft beer community in Florida, and the brewery will officially launch in the state with the following four offerings:

  •  Blood Orange Neon Gypsy IPA – “The first foray into our Hop Continuum Series, our flagship IPA infused with blood orange juice, proved so popular that it transcended the series to stand on its own outside as a worthy companion to the original Neon Gypsy. Notes of grapefruit, citrus, and pine from a blend of seven hops balances the tart sweetness of blood orange juice for a flavor profile that roams your palate long after the beer’s bittersweet finish.”  ABV – 6.5%  IBUs – 55
  • Dirty Little Freak – “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. But if you submit to our Dirty Little Freak, be warned: there is no safe word.”  ABV – 5.8%  IBUs – 30
  • Funk Blueberry Citrus Wheat – “The traditional American Wheat Ale serves as a solid baseline, but we couldn’t be content until we tore the roof off this sucker! Funk, our Blueberry Citrus Wheat Ale, sets the rhythm with a soulful fusion of American wheat and hops, before unleashing a stunning encore with big notes of blueberry and Meyer lemon. It’s no jive, you’ll just dig it!”  ABV – 5%  IBUs – 16
  • Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter – “First brewed in 2011, this 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, and balanced by a subtle hop character and 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

“I’ve visited Florida regularly for years, and now I’m finally going to be able to pickup a six pack of our beer in the local store,” said DuClaw Founder Dave Benfield. “I’ve seen first hand how strong the Florida craft beer community is, and they’ve been very vocal in letting us know that they want our beer, especially since our 2014 collaboration with Cigar City. It’s rewarding to finally be able to share our brews with the craft beer lovers of Florida.”

The offerings above will be available in 12 oz. bottles and on draft at launch, and the brewery will introduce “many seasonal and limited release beers to the market throughout the year.”  Distribution responsibilities in Florida will be handled by Cavalier Distributing, and you can visit the distributor’s  website and social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) to keep track of any launch events that they are planning.  Give the events a look, pencil in one – or many – on your calendar, and be sure to give DuClaw Brewing Co. a proper welcome to the Florida craft beer community in the coming weeks. Prost!