Perrin Brewing Begins Limited Release of Carrot Cake Cream Ale

unnamed (2)Perrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) has officially announced that it will kick off its 2020 Side Hustle Series with the release of Carrot Cake Cream Ale in late January.

Supported by a base featuring “a wide variety of specialty malts for a rich cake flavor and malty backbone,” Carrot Cake Cream Ale is an indulgent Cream Ale that was “blended with pineapple, lactose and three hundred pounds of real carrots.” To ensure that they captured the full carrot cake experience, Perrin Brewing went the extra mile by adding ” seven moist, decadent carrot cakes from Arnie’s Bakery . . . to the mash to lend Carrot Cake Cream Ale a delectable dose of authentic, locally-baked cake flavor” (the added sheet cakes “were made with fresh shredded carrots, crushed pineapple, raisins, cake flour and eggs, and topped with whipped cream cheese icing.)  Weighing in at 5.8% ABV, Carrot Cake Cream Ale is just like pouring up “a slice of sweet and creamy carrot cake.”

“Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. With our award-winning carrot cake and Perrin’s excellent brewing talents we know you’ll love this new Side Hustle release. Working with the good, honest, and passionate people at another local business makes it fun to collaborate and create together!”

 

– Jimmy and Arne Fahlen of Arnie’s Bakery

Carrot Cake Cream Ale debuted in The Perrin Pub on January 25 and is scheduled to enter distribution any day now.  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 Carrot Cake Cream Ale from Perrin Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Side Hustle Series; January 25, 2020
Style – Cream Ale
ABV – 5.8%
IBUs – 25

Added Ingredients – Pineapple, lactose, carrots & seven carrot cakes from Arnie’s Bakery
Fun Fact – On the Side Hustle Series: “Perrin will release a new Side Hustle Series beer every other month for statewide distribution. The series allows Perrin’s brewers to creatively explore new ingredients and techniques, and provide Michigan’s craft beer lovers with innovative new flavors.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Michigan 
Beer Finder – https://www.perrinbrewing.com/beer-finder/

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Perrin Brewing Co. Introduces Coffee Latte Brown Ale as New Winter Seasonal

unnamed - 2019-12-12T150136.118Perrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) has officially announced that Coffee Latte Brown Ale will join its Seasonal lineup in early December 2019.

Brewed in partnership with Detroit’s Germack Coffee Roasters, Coffee Latte is a Brown Ale that is “perky with coffee, light chocolate notes and roasty aromatics, with milk sugar added to give it the luxurious creaminess of a latte.”  To get the coffee notes just right in this brew, Perrin decided to feature Germack’s I-75 Blend – “an accessible road trip blend that’s dark-roasted, earthy, full-bodied and smooth.”  Coming in at an easy-sippin’ 5.8% ABV, Coffee Latte is here to make sure you can get your coffee fix any time of day this winter.

“I’m a coffee drinker by day and beer drinker by night, so an opportunity to craft a unique and delicious product seemed like a great way to combine them,” said Steven Puwalski, Director of Coffee at Germack Coffee. “I think coffee connoisseurs can be inspired by beer drinkers to pick up on quality, tasting notes and a different way of thinking about what they’re drinking.”

Coffee Latte hit The Perrin Pub on December 12 and is scheduled to enter distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located throughout Perrin Brewing Company’s distribution footprint in Michigan.  Prost!

Vital Information for Coffee Latte from Perrin Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal; launching early December 2019
Style – Brown Ale
ABV – 5.8%
Added Ingredients – I-75 coffee blend from Germack Coffee Roasters
Fun Fact – Coffee Latte actually debuted in Perrin Brewing Company’s Winter Warmer Mixed Pack, but it has been such a hit that it is getting an immediate upgrade to Seasonal status
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Michigan 
Beer Finder – https://www.perrinbrewing.com/beer-finder/

Perrin Brewing Co. Blasts Winter with Arctic Chill NEIPA

unnamed (1)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/

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Perrin Brewing Company Entices Fans with S’more Stout

SmoreStout_Mock-copy-1200x2048Perrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin distribution of S’more Stout, the newest offering to come out of the brewery’s Side Hustle Series, in October 2019.

Crafted to be a “7% ABV twist on your favorite fireside treat,” S’more Stout is a Milk Stout “loaded with flavors of marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate.” With lactose supplying a “rich, creamy mouthfeel,” S’more Stout is a “toasty, desserty stout” that will certainly have you “asking for S’more!”

S’more Stout is available now at the Perrin Pub and is scheduled to enter distribution in early October 2019. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Michigan only. Prost!

Vital Information for S’more Stout from Perrin Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Side Hustle Series; late September/early October 2019
Style – Milk Stout
ABV – 7%
Fun Fact – On the Side Hustle Series: “Perrin will release a new Side Hustle Series beer every other month for statewide distribution. The series allows Perrin’s brewers to creatively explore new ingredients and techniques, and provide Michigan’s craft beer lovers with innovative new flavors.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Michigan only
Beer Finder – https://www.perrinbrewing.com/beer-finder/

Perrin Brewing Co. Works that Side Hustle to Release Pineapple Upside Down IPA

PerrinUSDIPAartPerrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Pineapple Upside Down IPA, the latest installment in the brewery’s Side Hustle Series, on August 1.

Inspired by the classic cake of the same name, Pineapple Upside Down IPA is an India Pale Ale brewed with “wheat and lactose to create a creamy cake-like malt body” and balanced with “notes of tropical fruit and coconut” sourced from Sabro and Styrian Cardinal hops. To stay true to the promise of its name, Pineapple Upside Down IPA (7% ABV) was ultimately “soaked in the flavor equivalent of 500 pineapples to provide [a] sweet-and-tart citrus punch.”

Pineapple Upside Down IPA will debut in the Perrin Pub on August 1 and distribution is scheduled to follow 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 only.  Prost!

Vital Information for Pineapple Upside Down IPA from Perrin Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Side Hustle Series; launching August 1, 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Sabro & Styrian Cardinal 
Added Ingredients – Pineapple & lactose
Fun Fact – On the Side Hustle Series: “Perrin will release a new Side Hustle Series beer every other month for statewide distribution. The series allows Perrin’s brewers to creatively explore new ingredients and techniques, and provide Michigan’s craft beer lovers with innovative new flavors.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Michigan only
Beer Finder – https://www.perrinbrewing.com/beer-finder/

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Perrin Brewing Co. Begins Limited Release of Kveik’n It Real Nordic IPA

KveiknItRealPerrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) has officially announced that Kveik’n It Real Nordic IPA will drop on May 23 as the brewery’s latest Side Hustle Series release.

Arriving as the third release in Perrin Brewing’s Side Hustle Series of innovative brews that “creatively explore new ingredients and techniques”, Kveik’n It Real is a Norwegian-style India Pale Ale “brewed with Norwegian farmhouse yeast, Honindal Kveik, which produces tropical fruit aromas.”  To further enhance the fruity character of the yeast, the beer was then “double dry-hopped with fruit-forward Styrian Wolf and Styrian Dragon hops to impart even more citrus and pineapple hop flavor.”  Thanks to “a delicate malt backbone of oats and wheat”, Kveik’n It Real (7% ABV) has a hazy appearance and is rounded off with a bit of balance and a soft mouthfeel.

Kveik’n It Real Nordic IPA will officially hit the Perrin Pub on May 23 and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after the on-site release.  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 establishments located within Perrin’s distribution footprint in Michigan only. Prost!

Vital Information for Kveik’n It Real Nordic IPA from Perrin Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Side Hustle Series; May 23, 2019
Style – Norwegian-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
IBUs – 55

Featured Hops – Styrian Wolf & Styrian Dragon
Fun Fact – On the Side Hustle Series: “Perrin will release a new Side Hustle Series beer every other month for statewide distribution. The series allows Perrin’s brewers to creatively explore new ingredients and techniques, and provide Michigan’s craft beer lovers with innovative new flavors.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Michigan only

Perrin Brewing Introduces Harden The Hop Up DIPA

PerrinHTHUDIPAPerrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) has officially announced that Harden The Hop Up, A Limited Release Double IPA, will begin hitting distribution in April.

Arriving as the latest release in Perrin’s new Side Hustle Series, Harden The Hop Up is a citrus-forward Double India Pale Ale “showcasing hop varietals from New Zealand and Australia” such as Galaxy (imparts juiciness) , Ella (adds “a floral nose and slight spice”) and Enigma hops (“heighten the flavors and aromas and add notes of pinot gris”).  This “blend of rare hops” takes Harden The Hop Up (8.5% ABV) “to zesty heights of citrus perfection, highlighted with subtle stone fruit characteristics.”

Harden The Hop Up debuted in the Perrin Pub on March 28 and is scheduled to begin distribution in April 2019.  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 establishments located within Perrin’s distribution footprint in Michigan only.  Prost!

Vital Information for Harden The Hop Up Double IPA from Perrin Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Side Hustle Series, April 2019
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Feature Hops – Galaxy, Ella & Enigma
Fun Fact – “Hop varietals from the Oceania geographic region, to which Australia and New Zealand belong, are highly sought after for their fruitiness and high alpha acid ratings.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Michigan only

 

CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective Introduces First Cross-Brewery Mixed 12-Pack

CANarchylogoCANarchy Craft Brewery Collective (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced the release of the CANarchy Mixed Pack – VOL. 1, a mixed 12-pack that includes beers from Cigar City Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Perrin Brewing Company, and Squatters Craft Beers.

The CANarchy Mixed Pack – VOL. 1 marks the first time that the CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective – a group of craft breweries who have come together to stay independent – has represented four CANarchy breweries in one box.  The first in what is sure to be a rotating series of 12-pack compilations, CANarchy Mixed Pack – VOL. 1 contains the following “assortment of CANarchist brews” (descriptions sourced from press release):

The CANarchy Mixed Pack – VOL. 1 contains three (3) 12 oz. cans of each beer listed above. This new mixed 12-pack will begin hitting craft beer shelves in North Carolina and Florida on September 1 and wider distribution is expected “soon”.  Prost!

Blackberry IPA Makes Seasonal Return for Perrin Brewing Company

unnamed (26)Perrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) has announced that the Seasonal release of Blackberry IPA will officially begin on Thursday, August 23.

Back with its longest Seasonal availability to date (until March 2019), Blackberry IPA is a “combination of the tart sweetness of ripened blackberries along with an aromatic floral bouquet of fresh Michigan bittering hops.” Coming in at an easy-drinking 5% ABV and 35 IBUs, Blackberry IPA is here to offer craft beer drinkers the chance to “sit back, relax, and enjoy the change of the seasons wherever [they] are.”

This year’s batch of Blackberry IPA will officially debut in the Pub at Perrin Brewing on August 23 and will enter distribution the following week.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Perrin’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Blackberry IPA from Perrin Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal, August 2018 – March 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale/Fruit Beer
ABV – 5%
IBUs – 35
Added Ingredients – Blackberries
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.perrinbrewing.com/beer-finder-2/

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Perrin Brewing & Cigar City Brewing Collaborate on North-South IPA

PerrinlogoOn Thursday, May 17, Perrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) will officially begin the limited release of North-South IPA, a special collaboration brew with Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida).

Created in recognition of Cigar City Brewing’s distribution launch in Michigan, North-South IPA was brewed by John Stewart of Perrin Brewing and Wayne Wambles of Cigar City Brewing – both Head Brewers of their respective breweries – to be “an innovative style of a New England IPA.”  With the use of Denali, Enigma, Galaxy and Citra hops, these two brewers were able to produce an offering that “takes all the aroma and hop flavor of a New England IPA to create a more stable flavored beer.”  This all results in a 7.1% ABV North-South IPA that is absolutely “packed with delicious tropical and juicy hop aromatics.”

“The beer is an innovative New England Style IPA approach with less protein haze. The overall focus of the beer is to generate a tropical characteristic from the combination of hops while also taking advantage of biotransformation by dry hopping during active fermentation.” – Wayne Wambles, Cigar City Brewing

 

“This beer is a unique way of making a New England Style IPA that is more stable. Taking all the positives of a NEIPA and avoiding a majority of the negatives including the instability of shelf life.” – John Stewart, Perrin Brewing

North-South IPA will debut in the Pub at Perrin Brewing on May 17 and is scheduled to enter distribution the following week.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer establishments in the Michigan market only.  Prost!

Vital Information for North-South IPA from Perrin Brewing Co. & Cigar City Brewing

Release – Limited; May 17, 2018
Style – New England IPA
ABV – 7.1%
Featured Hops – Denali, Enigma, Galaxy & Citra
Fun Fact – On the relationship between Perrin Brewing Co. & Cigar City Brewing: “For the past two years, Perrin Brewing and Cigar City Brewing have partnered under the CANarchy collective to share brewing experiences, techniques, and specialty ingredients.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Michigan only
Beer Finder – http://www.perrinbrewing.com/beer-finder-2/

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