Brew Bus Brewing & Orpheus Brewing Collaborate on Softly Shimmer Hazy IPA

BrewBusOrpheusBrew Bus Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Softly Shimmer, a Hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia), in mid-October 2019.

Collaboratively cooked up at Brew Bus Brewing to commemorate Orpheus Brewing’s recent distribution expansion to Central Florida, Softly Shimmer is a Hazy India Pale Ale that brings together “pillowy mounds of Cashmere and Galaxy hops.” Best enjoyed fresh, Softly Shimmer (6.1% ABV) is “full of tropical fruit goodness” that is sure to “softly shimmer” in the Florida sun.

Softly Shimmer officially released in Brew Bus Brewing’s Tasting Room (4101 N Florida Ave | Tampa, Florida) on October 15 with availability in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft.  This Limited Release will only be available as long as supplies last. Softly Shimmer is currently only available in Brew Bus Brewing’s Tasting Room, and there is no word at this time if it will hit distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Softly Shimmer from Brew Bus Brewing & Orpheus Brewing

Release – Limited; October 15, 2019
Style – Hazy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.1%
Featured Hops – Cashmere & Galaxy
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None; Tasting Room only


Orpheus Brewing to Add Over and Over Pineapple Sour Ale to Year-Round Lineup

orpheuslogoOrpheus Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) took to social media yesterday to announce that Over and Over Pineapple Sour Ale will soon be released as the brewery’s newest Year-Round offering.

Since the crew at Orpheus Brewing was bummed out over the idea of ever running out of their current Pineapple Sour Ale dubbed Again and Again, they decided to tweak and adjust that beer’s recipe to develop one that could be sustained as a Year-Round release.  That new beer is Over and Over, a 4% ABV kettle-soured ale brewed with pineapple juice.  For more details on this beer, here’s the full label description for Over and Over:

“The grievous cycle of transmigration of souls could only be broken after the mysteries of the gods were revealed to Orpheus. Those mysteries have been lost to time, so enjoy your endless loop.  We packed as much pineapple and brightness we could into this small, tart beer, for an experience you’ll actually want to repeat over and over.”

Over and Over Pineapple Sour Ale will be available on draft later this month and 12 oz. cans will follow shortly behind.  Once released, you can expect to find this new Year-Round brew available at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located throughout Orpheus Brewing’s distribution areas in Alabama and Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Over and Over Pineapple Sour Ale from Orpheus Brewing

Release – Year-Round, launching late-July/early August 2017
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 4%
Process – Kettle soured
Added Ingredients – Pineapple juice
Availability – Draft & 12 oz. cans

Orpheus Brewing expands distribution into Alabama

To the delight of craft beer fans in the Heart of Dixie, Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) very quietly expanded distribution into Alabama this week.

Orpheus Brewing is an artisanal brewery with a mission to produce “beers unique to the Southeast.”  With a lineup focused on Saisons, Sour Ales, hoppy styles and barrel-aged offerings, this brewery has quickly become one of the most popular breweries in Georgia. This level of popularity has apparently been good for business because Orpheus Brewing has signed with International Wines and Craft Beer to bring their offerings to craft beer shelves in Alabama.

atalanta-color-310x287It appears that Orpheus has launched in Alabama with one offering this week: Atalanta Tart Plum Saison.  For the rundown on this brew, here is the full brewery description for Atalanta:

“In the heroine Atalanta, we see the traits of what we aim for in all of our beers: piquant, deceptively robust, and a bit wild. A tart plum saison, Atalanta tastes of plums intermingling with spicy yeast, and a refreshing tartness that makes Atalanta as good for pairing with food as by itself.”

Atalanta is available on draft and in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans.  This offering has been confirmed to be available at Piggly Wiggly HomewoodHop City Birmingham and at other select craft beer retailers in Birmingham.  Get your sixer today to get a proper introduction to Orpheus Brewing, and keep an eye out for future releases from the brewery to hit Alabama shelves soon. Prost!

Vital Information on Atalanta Tart Plum Saison from Orpheus Brewing

Release – Year-round
Style – Saison
ABV – 5.25%
Hops – Newport
Grain – Two Row Barley, White Wheat & Flaked Wheat
Fermentation – House Lactobacillus Mother & French Saison Yeast
Other Ingredients – Plums, cold pressed by Arden’s Garden