Monday Night Brewing Introduces Fistful of Cake – Chocolate Orange Imperial Stout

Cake-insta-canMonday Night Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will release Fistful of Cake – Chocolate Orange Imperial Stout, the latest Limited Release from the brewery’s Black Tie Series, on June 7.

Arriving as the second installment in Monday Night’s newly-established Fistful of Cake sub-series of dessert-themed beers, Fistful of Cake – Chocolate Orange is an Imperial Milk Stout that “embodies the decadence of chocolate, but tempered with the aroma of fresh orange peels and Vietnamese cinnamon.”  Although it weighs in at a substantial 9% ABV, Fistful of Cake – Chocolate Orange Imperial Stout has a citrus burst that is just big enough to convince you that summer can be a Stout Season too.

“Brewing a stout to drink in the summertime can be a little tricky,” said brewmaster Peter Kiley. “With this round of Fistful of Cake, we wanted to make something that would pair well with desserts, but wouldn’t be so overly sweet that it would feel too heavy.”

Fistful of Cake – Chocolate Orange Imperial Stout will officially debut in Monday Night Brewing’s West Midtown taproom on Friday, June 7 at 4 p.m. (cans can be reserved by clicking here) and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Monday Night’s distribution footprint in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.  Prost!

Vital Information for Fistful of Cake – Chocolate Orange Imperial Stout from Monday Night Brewing

Release – Limited/Black Tie Series; June 7, 2019
Style – Imperial Milk Stout
ABV – 9% 
Added Ingredients – Cocoa nibs, freshly-peeled orange zest & Vietnamese cinnamon
Fun Fact #1 – “Earlier this year, Monday Night Brewing debuted the Fistful of Cake series with a chocolate-vanilla creation inspired by a French opera cake.”

Fun Fact #2 – On the Black Tie Series: “Monday Night Brewing’s Black Tie Series are small batch beers ranging from IPAs to sours to stouts. The Black Tie Series is designed to inspire and delight the nerdiest of craft beer enthusiasts. Each label features local art unique to each beer.”
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Georgia & Tennessee 

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Monday Night Brewing Reformulates Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPA

bobpMonday Night Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it is actively rolling out a revamped version of one of their flagship beers, Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPA.

After regularly revisiting Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPA during weekly quality control and sensory evaluations, the brewing team at Monday Night decided it was time to give this flagship brew a bit of an update.  To give the beer a more modern feel, the “brewers adjusted a hop addition to highlight the blood orange juice and fine-tuned [the] mash process to soften the body and round out the flavor.” These careful tweaks have resulted in a refreshed Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPA that has “a bit more residual sweetness, more citrus notes, and a more balanced hop profile.”

“At Monday Night Brewing, one of our core values is ‘Fight For Excellence.’ That means we never want to rest on our laurels. If we can improve our beers, we owe it to our fans to make it happen,” said co-founder Jonathan Baker. “We’ve had the blood orange version of Blind Pirate in our lineup for several years now, but our brewing team believed they could make it better.”

The new and improved Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPA is rolling out now and should be “in most areas by mid-May.”  You can expect to find this reformulated Year-Round available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located within Monday Night’s distribution footprint in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.  Prost!

Vital Information for Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPA from Monday Night Brewing

Release – Year-Round; reformulated version arrives mid-May 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.4%
IBUs – 55
Hops – Citra, Comet, Simcoe & Columbus
Malts – 2-Row, Wheat, Munich & Caramel
Added Ingredients – Blood orange juice
Suggested Food Pairings – “Strong cheeses, Spicy foods, Your mom, Citrus”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia, Alabama & Tennessee

Monday Night Brewing Sends Out a Little Reminder: Don’t Call It Hotlanta DIPA

mnbhotlantastudioMonday Night Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it is celebrating this weekend’s “Big Game” with the Limited Release of Don’t Call It Hotlanta Quadruple Dry-Hopped IPA.  

Back to once again claim its place in Monday Night’s Black Tie Series of limited release offerings, Don’t Call It Hotlanta is an unfiltered Double India Pale Ale that has been dry-hopped four times with Columbus, Citra and Galaxy hops.  This insane hop treatment yields an experience “that pops with tropical notes on the nose, drinks dank, and finishes with a bit of bitterness.”  Clearly created to send a message, Don’t Call It Hotlanta flexes its warning with 8.5% ABV and 55 IBUs.

“It’s become kind of a joke for people who live in Atlanta. Everyone here has a friend or relative who calls our city ‘Hotlanta.’ It’s one of those cringe-worthy nicknames that nobody ever uses except out-of-towners. So we brewed this beer as a not-so-subtle way for locals to get the point across.”

 

– Joel Iverson, Co-Founder of Monday Night Brewing

Don’t Call It Hotlanta is officially available now and will stick around 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-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located within Monday Night’s distribution footprint in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Prost!

Vital Information for Don’t Call It Hotlanta from Monday Night Brewing

Release – Limited/Black Tie Series, late January 2019
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 55
Hops – Columbus, Citra & Galaxy
Malts – Pilsner, 2-Row & Flaked Oats
Suggested Food Pairings – “This beer pairs well with grilled meats, chicken wings, an afternoon in Piedmont Park, and your couch after a 90-minute long commute.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Georgia & Tennessee 

 

Hi-Wire Brewing Releases 2019 Collaboration 12-Pack

Hi-Wire-BrewingHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will release the 2019 edition of its always popular Collaboration Mixed 12-Pack in mid-January.

Back for its third straight year, the Collaboration Mixed 12-Pack is a project that attempts to “connect the dots between some of [Hi-Wire’s] favorite breweries and their fans while creating beers that blend the different styles and philosophies of each brewery.”  The packaging for each collaboration beer features “a vintage ‘spray paint’ can inspired design which represents the kaleidoscope of ideas and recipes created within the collaborations.”

This year’s collaborations are as follows (official descriptions sourced from Hi-Wire Brewing’s press release):

  • Hoppy Pilsner | Collaboration with Rhinegeist Brewery – A common thread among our collaboration 12-pack for 2019 is the ‘beer first’ philosophy of the participating breweries. Rhinegeist Brewery out of Cincinnati, Ohio stays true to this sentiment by creating solid, drinkable beers and brewing a lot of them. For this classic Hoppy Pilsner we used triticale malt from Epiphany Craft Malt here in North Carolina. The hybrid of wheat and rye in this malt varietal imparts a pleasant mouthfeel and grainy backbone to let the tropical citrus, passionfruit and pine notes from Vic Secret, Montueka, and Ella hops shine.  (5.5% ABV)
  • Blonde Brunch Stout | Collaboration with Revelry Brewing Co. – Revelry Brewing likes to play with creative ingredients and recipes at their brewery in Charleston, South Carolina. With this collab our objective was simple: create a brunch-worthy stout without utilizing darker stout malts with an ABV low enough to take you from breakfast well into the late afternoon. Cacao nibs lends notes of roasty chocolate, fresh vanilla creates a creamy mouthfeel, while naturally processed Monte Crisol Costa Rican coffee from Asheville’s High Noon Coffee Roasters adds a soothing and distinct coffee character with notes of blueberry and lemon. (4.8% ABV)
  • No Coast IPA | Collaboration with Monday Night Brewing – Our collaboration with Monday Night Brewing out of Atlanta, Georgia represents the melding of two IPA worlds and we think that’s a good thing, probably. No Coast IPA is brimming with stone fruit, tangerine zest, and juicy tropical hop character balanced by a creamy mouthfeel. All the while, this hazy straw colored ale pays homage to the piney wheat and bitter character of a classic west coast IPA. It’s not east coast. It’s not west coast. It’s no coast. (6.7% ABV)

The beers above will enter full distribution in mid-January with limited availability in the Collaboration Mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. cans and on draft.  You can expect to find these brews at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Hi-Wire Brewing’s distribution footprint in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. Prost!

Monday Night Brewing Adds All Y’all Pale Ale to Seasonal Lineup

All-Yall-CloseupMonday Night Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that All Y’all Pale Ale will make its Seasonal debut on Saturday, January 5.

All Y’all is a “citrusy, tropical, easy drinking, low ABV” American Pale Ale that has been brewed with accessibility in mind.  Coming in at a “just hoppy enough” 40 IBUs, All Y’all promises to be a “bright beer that pairs with almost everything.”

Scheduled to officially launch on January 5, All Y’all will be available for a limited time in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering at select craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located within Monday Night’s distribution footprint in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Prost!

Vital Information for All Y’all from Monday Night Brewing

Release – Seasonal; launching January 5, 2019
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 4.9%
IBUs – 40
Hops – Citra & Simcoe
Malts – Pilsner, Spelt & Carapils
Fun Fact – The label artwork was designed by Atlanta’s own BlackCatTips
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Georgia & Tennessee 

Monday Night Brewing Set to Release Cinnamon Cocoa Coffee Drafty Kilt

MondayNightCCCDrafty2Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Release for Cinnamon Cocoa Coffee Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale at its West Midtown location on Friday, November 30.

Just as its lengthy name suggests, Cinnamon Cocoa Coffee Drafty Kilt starts with a Scotch Ale base – Monday Night’s “already delicious” Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale to be exact – and takes it to the next level with the additions of cinnamon and locally roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee and cocoa nibs. These comforting ingredients meld into the base beer to produce “refined notes of spice and dark chocolate . . ., making [Cinnamon Cocoa Coffee Drafty Kilt] perfect for a cold winter (week)night.”

Cinnamon Cocoa Coffee Drafty Kilt will officially release on November 30 at Monday Night Brewing’s West Midtown location.  This Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and you can reserve yours by clicking here.  There is no information available at this time that leads us to believe that this beer will see distribution.  If anything changes, we will be sure to update you with that info here.  Prost!

Vital Information for Cinnamon Cocoa Coffee Drafty Kilt from Monday Night Brewing

Release – Limited/Black Tie Series; November 30, 2018
Style – Scotch Ale
ABV – 7.2%
IBUs – 26
Grains – Cherrywood-Smoked Malt, Chocolate Malt & Roasted Barley
Hops – Columbus & Willamette
Added Ingredients – Cinnamon and Batdorf & Bronson coffee & cocoa nibs
Suggested Food Pairings – “Spice Cake, Cranberry Sauce, Cold Winter Nights”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Brewery release. No distribution information available at this time

 

Monday Night Brewing Schedules Limited Release of Cardigans of the Galaxy DIPA

MNBCardigansCanMonday Night Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a limited release for Cardigans of the Galaxy Double IPA at its West Midtown location on Thursday, September 27.

Cleverly meant to coincide with Monday Night Brewing’s Spirit Week – “Athletes vs. Mathletes” Day, Cardigans of the Galaxy is a Double India Pale Ale packed with a seemingly transfinite amount of Columbus, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic, Comet and Galaxy hops.  Clocking in at 9.5% ABV and 95 IBUs, Cardigans of the Galaxy leaves a lasting impression with its “extra-dry finish and the big citrusy melony nose.”

Cardigans of the Galaxy will release at 4 p.m. on September 27 with availability in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans.  This offering will only be available at Monday Night’s West Midtown location and is not expected to see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Cardigans of the Galaxy from Monday Night Brewing

Release – Limited; September 27, 2018
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 9.5%
IBUs – 95
Hops – Columbus, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic, Comet & Galaxy
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None; Tap Room-only Release

 

Monday Night Brewing Releases Mischief Mangaged with Peaches

MNBMischiefManagedMonday Night Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced the limited release of Mischief Managed with Peaches, the newest project to come out the brewery’s Garage program.

Back for its second installment, Mischief Managed is Monday Night’s wine barrel-fermented Berliner Weisse series that mixes it up from release to release with new fruit additions.  This batch features “a classically Georgia ingredient” – peaches from Jaemor Farms in North Georgia.  After being introduced to “a whopping 75 pounds [of peaches] per barrel”, this release of Mischief Managed has come together to supply its drinker with “a clean, refreshing sour ale perfect for summer.”

“This Berliner Weisse recipe lends itself so well to fruit, and we really like to play with the recipe,” said brewmaster Peter Kiley. “The first batch with raspberries worked well, so it made total sense to try this batch with fresh peaches. They’re in season right now, and we were able to find a local farmer to work with, which is amazing.”

Mischief Managed with Peaches officially debuted at Monday Night’s Garage location on August 18 and will enter distribution the week of August 20.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 500ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located within Monday Night’s distribution footprint in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.  Prost!

Vital Information for Mischief Managed with Peaches from Monday Night Brewing

Release – Limited; August 18, 2018
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – ???
Added Ingredients – Peaches from North Georgia’s Jaemor Farms
Fun Fact – Background on the Mischief Managed Series: “The Mischief Managed series is about taking a base beer – in this case a wine barrel-fermented Berliner Weisse – and then doing something ‘mischievous’ to it such as adding a fresh fruit. Because the base beer is so delicate, the ‘mischief’ will always have to be ‘managed’ to keep flavors balanced and under control.”
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Georgia & Tennessee 

Dust Bunny IPA Makes Seasonal Return for Monday Night Brewing

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Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that Dust Bunny IPA will be “hopping back” for an encore Seasonal Release on Friday, August 10.

“Named for its fuzzy, fluffy characteristics”, Dust Bunny is an unfiltered, hazy India Pale Ale that “is packed with aromatics of orange and lemon, dripping with notes of honey” and “hints of peach.”  Weighing in at 6.8% ABV and 60 IBUs, Dust Bunny IPA rocks a “soft and bright” body that is rounded off by a “moderate bitterness and a juicy mouthfeel.”

“Our West Midtown location has been cranking out stellar IPAs since we opened the Hop Hut. Dust Bunny was just the beginning of that journey. We’re excited for more craft beer fans to see what we can do with hops.”

– Peter Kiley, Head Brewer at Monday Night Brewing

The 2018 release of Dust Bunny IPA officially launches on August 10 at Monday Night’s West Midtown location and will then enter distribution on Monday, August 20.  You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located throughout Monday Night’s distribution footprint in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.  Prost!

Vital Information for Dust Bunny IPA from Monday Night Brewing

Release – Seasonal, August 2018
Style – American IPA
ABV – 6.8%
IBUs – 60
Hops – Comet, Ekuanot, Citra & Mandarina Bavaria
Malts – Flaked Wheat, 2-row, Munich & Carapils
Fun Fact – Shortly after it was introduced last year, Dust Bunny IPA was named Best New Georgia IPA 2017 by Beer Guys Radio

Suggested Food Pairings – “Roasted chicken, spicy foods, strong cheeses”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Georgia & Tennessee 

Monday Night Brewing Adds Rucksack Hefeweizen to Seasonal Lineup

rucksack-squareMonday Night Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially released Rucksack Hefeweizen as its newest summer Seasonal.

Meant to serve as “a well-earned respite after a long day on the trail or in the hammock”, Rucksack is hazy and unfiltered traditional Hefeweizen – a.k.a. German-style Wheat Beer –  that brewed with bready Wheat malt “that screams citrus fruit when combined with Mandarina Bavaria hops.”  To take the refreshment level up another notch, the brewers at Monday Night then “[steeped] this beer with orange peel post-fermentation . . . [to accentuate] this fruitiness.” Rucksack weighs in at an easy-drinking 4.9% ABV.

Rucksack is available now and will be hanging around throughout the early months of summer.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located within Monday Night’s distribution area in Alabama and Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Rucksack from Monday Night Brewing

Release – Seasonal, May through early summer 2018
Style – Hefeweizen 
ABV – 4.9%
Malts – Wheat
Hops – Mandarina Bavaria
Added Ingredients – Orange peel
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pair Rucksack with roast pork, fried chicken and even lobster rolls.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia & Alabama