Beer calendar season keeps on rolling and this week we start things off with a look at the 2021 Product Calendar from Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon).
Just as we do with all release calendars around here, we have posted Rogue’s 2021 Product Calendar in its entirety below for you to examine at your own convenience. With that said, there are quite a few new goodies we would like to point first, so let’s knock that out real quick:
Rogue is kicking off 2021 by adding Colossal Claude Imperial IPA to its Year-Round Lineup. Colossal Claude is a Northwest Imperial IPA that offers citrus and floral hop aromas on the nose and finishes a touch on the bitter side with plenty of soft pine and resinous hoppy notes. ABV – 8.2%
Shakespeare Stout will go NITRO in 2021. The addition of nitro to this classic oatmeal stout adds an intense depth of flavor that creates the perfect balance of rolled oats, roasted barley and malt sweetness. One of Rogue’s original beers, this stout has earned the most awards and highest ratings of any of their beers. Shakespeare Stout Nitro will be available Year-Round beginning in mid-January. ABV – 5.7%
Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout (13.5% ABV), an Imperial Stout aged for 9 months in handmade Rolling Thunder Barrel Works barrels previously used to age the popular Dead Guy Whiskey, will return for a limited time in February and this year it is bringing a variant with it: Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout Finished in Chipotle Whiskey Barrels (13.9% ABV) – A unique twist on the traditional Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout, the chipotle version is finished in barrels previously used to age Rogue’sChipotle Whiskey.
Raspberry Tartlandia will join Rogue’s Seasonal lineup in 2021. This gose is brewed with raspberries and sea salt that was hand harvested from the Yaquina Bay in Rogue’s backyard. Available May – August.
Jam Sesh, a Strawberry Ale made with Oregon fruit & locally made up-cycled organic bread, will also make its Seasonal debut in 2021. Available September – December.
Rogue’s Cotes du Rogue Foeder-aged Sour Series will see three new Limited Releases in 2021: Cotes du Rogue Sour Blonde with Fruit, a Sour Blonde that offers a tart flavor with hints of oak, lemon, vanilla and apricot (April); Cotes du Rogue Sour Kriek, a foeder-aged sour beer with cherries (release date TBD); and Cotes du Rogue Oud Bruin, a foeder-aged sour brown ale that is tart and satisfying (release date TBD).
Rogue is also updating packaging in 2021. Honey Kolsch and Hazelnut Brown Nectar, two longtime fan-favorites, will both have eye-catching new can designs in the new year. Shakespeare Stout Nitro, Double Chocolate Stout, Pumpkin Patch Ale and Dead ‘N’ Dead will all be available in a new 16 oz. 4-pack can format. Rogue’s award-winning package designs are all created in house.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our 2021 products,” says Dharma Tamm, Rogue President. “We are adding Colossal Claude, a monstrous, flavor-forward, Imperial IPA, to our core year-round lineup. Some of our favorite beers are getting a new look and we’re brewing some really fantastic seasonal products and limited-time offerings. 2021 will also be our first year with a nationwide 12-pack variety pack, which includes Dead Guy, Dreamland Lager, Newport Daze and Batsquatch. This is something our fans have asked about for years and we’re excited to see this variety pack on shelves across the country!”
That should cover all the brews we wanted to bring to your attention, but there are still quite a few tasty beers left for you to discover on the calendar below. Give it a good look and get ready for the great year ahead with Rogue Ales. Prost!
Beer calendar season is finally starting to pick up steam and this week we are here to give you a look at the 2021 Beer Lineup from Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado).
As is the case with all brewery calendars around here, we have posted Left Hand’s full 2021 Beer Lineup below for you to look over at your leisure. That said, there are quite a few new and returning beers that we would like to bring to your attention first . . . so, let’s get at it (descriptions sourced from the brewery’s press release):
St. Vrain Tripel (9.3% ABV), one of Left Hand’s most critically acclaimed brews, will join the brewery’s Year Round lineup in March 2021. The last release of their Belgian-Style Golden Ale was rated the #1 American Tripel in a blind tasting by Paste Magazine. Named after the river that winds alongside the brewery, St. Vrain is designed to pay homage to classic Belgian Tripels while adding a uniquely local twist. Colorado barley creates a subtle malt sweetness, and American hops bring rich herbal and floral aromatics, both perfectly complimenting the warm spice and fruit character of the Belgian yeast.
Set to debut in Summer 2021, Wook Bait brings a new hop-forward addition to Left Hand’s year-round portfolio. A kaleidoscope of bright citrus and tropical fruit from Lotus, Galaxy, Cascade, and Azacca hops, Wook Bait is inspired by the rich music culture of Colorado.
Bittersweet Nitro Imperial Coffee Milk Stout will make its long-awaited return at the end of 2020/beginning of 2021. A special blend of dark roast coffee weaves rich berry notes with spicy undertones into the 8.9% Imperial Milk Stout. Bittersweet Nitro is the single most requested archive beer from Left Hand, inspiring a social media campaign by fans for the brewery to re-release the brand. Their request has been answered with bold new artwork and new packaging.
The brewery’s Limited Nitro Series will see the addition of Key Lime Pie Nitro, a 7.3% sour ale with lactose and lime, vanilla and cinnamon, in May. Super smooth and silky, the beer is modeled after the citrusy, velvety dessert. Tartness and baking spice combine with a creamy Nitro mouthfeel, each sip mimicking a spoonful of Key Lime Pie.
Black Forest Nitro is set for a Seasonal Release in Q4 2021. Real cherries and chocolate combine with a rich roasted malt backbone, reminiscent of a Black Forest cake.
The brewery’s standard CO2 Seasonal lineup will include the following newbies: Found Fortune Double IPA in January, Moscow Mule Pale Ale in the spring, and S’mores Milk Stout in late fall. Found Fortune showcases El Dorado hops, inspiring its name. The 8.7% Double IPA is dry-hopped with El Dorado, Galaxy, and Citra, resulting in a wealth of candied orange, juicy tropical fruits, and notes of fresh-squeezed grapefruit. Moscow Mule Pale Ale is light and effervescent at 5.5% with a refreshing burst of lime and a spicy ginger kick, delivering the vibrant flavors of the classic cocktail with the body and hop benefits you can only experience in a beer. Due to its success as a “Crazy Limited” Test Kitchen Beer in their Can Mixed Packs, Left Hand is now offering this beer as a stand-alone. The announcement of S’mores Milk Stout heralds Left Hand’s first new Milk Stout variant planned for 2021. Their classic recipe meets your favorite campfire treat in this Milk Stout with marshmallows and spices hitting shelves late fall.
Alright, that should just about cover all the beers that piqued our interest, but there are quite a few more exciting releases left for you to discover on the calendar below. Check it out and get prepared for all the tasty goodness that Left Hand Brewing Co. will be sending your way in 2021. Prost!
It’s back! Beer calendar season is upon us one again and this year we are kicking things off with a look at the official 2021 Brand Calendar from Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan).
In keeping with our approach in previous years when it comes to release calendars, we have posted Founders Brewing Co.’s full 2021 Brand Calendar below for you to peruse at your own pace. With that said, we would like to point out a few highlights before we turn you over to that document:
After a successful debut as a Limited Release in 2020, 4 Giants IPA– “a mashup of four of [the brewery’s] favorite imperial IPA recipes” – will return in March 2021 as a Year-Round offering. 4 Giants IPA will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft.
The 2021 Barrel-Aged Series will open with the March release of Panther Cub, a Robust Porter “aged in the finest bourbon barrels available along with a kiss of maple syrup and vanilla extract. The aroma of maple and vanilla combine with a surprisingly deep character to make this rare creature one to gaze upon fondly.”
In April 2021, Founders will launch the Bottle Shop Series, a series created as a tribute to the early days of craft; when beer enthusiasts sought out innovation through big flavor, in-your-face complexity and revered quality above all else. This series will kick off with the release of Nemesis, a barleywine-style ale brewed with roasted malts and no shortage of hops for a pleasantly bitter, booming flavor (11.2% ABV). It will hit shelves across the country in 4-packs of 12oz bottles in April.
Más Agave Clásica Lime (10% ABV), Más Agave Clásica Grapefruit (9.7% ABV), and a yet-to-be-announced Más Agave Clásica variant will be released in May 2021 as a part of the Barrel-Aged Series lineup. All three Más Agave Clásica brands will be available nationwide in 4-packs of 12oz bottles and on draft.
Beginning in Spring 2021, Founders will roll out Más Agave Premium Hard Seltzer nationwide. The premium hard seltzer is currently available in ten markets (MI, IL, AZ, TX, FL, PA, NJ, MA, CO and Las Vegas, NV). Más Agave Premium Hard Seltzer is available in 6-pack cans in two flavors: strawberry and lime. It is also available in a variety 15-pack which includes lime, strawberry and grapefruit flavors.
“Shaking things up a bit is somewhat of the norm at Founders,” said Co-Founder and President Dave Engbers. “It’s not just taking the path less chosen – it’s bushwhacking a new trail altogether. This years’ brand calendar has us exploring multiple new styles, revisiting some of our favorite beers from the past, highlighting those who truly helped define our industry and jumping headfirst into the hard seltzer category – approaching it all with the fury only craft brewers like us know by highlighting real fruit flavor and quality above all else. It’s going to be a great year.”
Alrighty . . . that should cover everything we wanted to point out, but there is still plenty for you to discover on the calendar below. Give it a look and get ready for another fun year of beer with Founders Brewing Co. in 2021. Prost!
Beer calendar season is still alive and well, and this week we are here to offer you a look at the 2020 Release Calendar from Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan).
Just as we do with pretty much every beer calendar around here, we have posted the full 2020 Release Calendar from Bell’s Brewery below for you take in at your own leisure. With that said, the brewery has plenty of exciting releases in store for all of us and we feel it necessary to quickly go over a few of those highlights. Let’s get to it:
Light Hearted IPA officially joined the brewery’s Year-Round lineup in late January. A Lo-Cal IPA, this member of the Hearted family shares many of the characteristics of Bell’s award-winning Two Hearted Ale. At 3.7% ABV and only 110 calories (per 12 oz. serving), Light Hearted is available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. 12-packs of 12 oz. cans will also ship in February in Michigan.
Speaking of the Hearted family, Double Two Hearted – a Double American IPA – will return in August for another wide release.
This year’s Seasonal lineup will consist of three returning favorites: Bright White | December 2019 – March 2020; Oberon Ale | March – August; and Best Brown | September – November.
Previously only available as a Bell’s General Store Exclusive, Incessant – a Double New England-style IPA – will see a wider release in May. This Specialty Release will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft.
Lampshade Party Ale, a Double IPA previously only released in 2018, is scheduled to return as a Specialty Release in November 2020. This offering will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.
The brewery’s Leaves of Grass series, seven beers each inspired by a different Walt Whitman poem, will conclude in 2020 with three remaining offerings. Song of the Open Road, a Winter Warmer Ale, is available now. Salut au Monde will ship in March and Spontaneous Me will conclude the series in May.
“Now, this isn’t all we have lined up for 2020. We always like to keep a few things close to the vest. We’ll have plenty more to share in due time.”
– Larry Bell, president and founder of Bell’s Brewery
That should just about cover all the releases we wanted to mention, but there are still quite a few exciting brews left for you to discover on the calendar below. Give it a good look and get ready for lots of good times with Bell’s Brewery in 2020. Prost!
Beer calendar season keeps chuggin’ right along, and this week we are getting into the 2020 Product Release Calendar from Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon).
Just as we do with all brewery release calendars around here, we have posted Rogue’s 2020 Product Release Calendar in its entirety below for you to absorb at your own convenience. With that said, we would like to highlight a few of the exciting new releases the brewery has in store for all of us this year . . . so, let’s get at it:
Dreamland American Lager will join Rogue’s Year-Round lineup in 2020. Dreamland is a simple, crisp lager for year-round crushing from which a portion of the proceeds will go toward building skateparks around the world.
Rogue’s Experimental Ales Series will consist of the following three offerings in 2020: Cherry Choctabulous | November 2019 – February 2020 – Sweet aromas of chocolate and cherry are prevalent on the nose, the initial hit of cherry gives way to dark chocolate that fills out the mid palate, finishing with one last blast of cherry before ultimately resigning with the slightly bitter bite of dark chocolate (8.4% ABV); Shavasana | March – June – This Imperial Blonde Ale brewed with granola, coconut and sweet oats features delicious, subtle spice flavors making it the perfect cool-down beer (8% ABV); and Pineapple Party Punch | July – October – An Imperial Hazy IPA that is reminiscent of our favorite tropical drink, the Pina Colada, and is bursting with pineapple, coconut and tropical hop flavors (8.75% ABV). All three offerings will be available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft.
Newport Nights will be available February through May as a part of the brewery’s Hop Head Trio Series. This Imperial IPA opens with aromas of mango, papaya and tangerine followed by an atom bomb of pine and grapefruit, ultimately delivering a monstrous hop punch that is surprisingly smooth. ABV – 9.8%
Newport Daze, the counterpart to Newport Nights, will fill the March – June slot in Rogue’s Sessionable 6-Pack Series. This sessionable Hazy Pale Ale gives off aromas of pineapple & stone fruit, features tangerine & peach flavors and finishes slightly sweet and very smooth. ABV – 5%
The brewery’s Barrel-Aged lineup will see the addition of Cotes du Rogue Sour Blonde in April. This limited-edition Sour Blonde is part of a foeder-aged sour series. It offers a tart flavor with hints of oak, lemon, vanilla and apricot. ABV – 7.1% ABV
That covers all the notes that we wanted to pass along, but there is still quite a bit of information left for you to check out on the calendar below. Give it a good look and get yourself properly prepared for all the goodness headed your way from Rogue Ales in 2020. Prost!
A new year means plenty of new beer, and this week we are here to provide you with a look at the 2020 Release Calendar from Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado).
As is the case with most beer release calendars around these parts, we have posted Great Divide’s full 2020 Release Calendar below for you to sift through at your own leisure. With that said, there are a few exciting new releases and changes that we would like to point out real quick. Let’s get to it:
Previously only available as a part of the brewery’s Tank Farm Series of limited releases, Strawberry Rhubarb Sour will be promoted to Year-Round status in April of 2020.
Car Camper, a Hazy Pale Ale spotlighting Sabro hops, will also join Great Divide’s Year-Round lineup in April. Car Camper will have availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.
The Tank Farm Series will see the addition of Coffee Porter, a special collaboration project with Denver’s Pablo’s Coffee. Here is how Matt Sandy, Marketing Manager at Great Divide, describes this new brew: “I am particularly excited about our collaboration with Pablo’s Coffee. Though it sounds simple on the surface, this is one of the more multifaceted beers we’ve brewed. Whiskey barrels that once held Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout were filled with green coffee beans and aged to perfection. The beans were then roasted, ground and given back to us to brew this Coffee Porter. We’ll be releasing the beer in February and some of remaining the barrel aged beans will be available at Pablo’s locations.”
The Wood Werks Barrel Series will transition to 16 oz. cans this year and the 2020 lineup will include the following three new offerings: Wood Werks Old Fashioned (March), Wood Werks Golden Sour with Fruit (June), and Wood Werks Double Barrel Belgian (September).
2020 will see four variants of the brewery’s beloved Yeti Imperial Stout: Chocolate Cherry Yeti (February – April), S’mores Yeti (May – July), Pumpkin Yeti **NEW** (August – October), and a yet-to-be-named new Yeti variant (November – December).
Finally, Great Divide will get into the alcoholic sparkling water game in 2020 with the introduction of Whitewater Hard Seltzer. The brewery will release a variety 12-pack with four flavors in the spring.
“Whitewater will be crisp, refreshing and taste like real fruit,” explained Great Divide founder and president, Brian Dunn. “We’re excited to meet the demand for seltzer with a product we’re proud to serve and drink.”
Those are just a few of the highlights, but there are still quite a few new releases and returning fan-favorites left for you to discover on the calendar below. Check it out and get ready for another exciting year with Great Divide Brewing Company in 2020. Prost!
The seasonal wave of Beer Calendars continues to roll through this month, and today we are here to provide you with a peek at the 2020 Beer Release Calendar from Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland, Ohio).
Just as we typically do with most beer calendar-related posts around here, we have published Great Lakes Brewing Company’s full 2020 Beer Release Calendar below for you to take in at your convenience. Before we turn you directly over to that document, there are a few highlights we would like to bring to your attention. So . . . let’s not waste any time and knock that out real quick:
Great Lakes Brewing Company’s iconic Dortmunder Gold Lager will see new packaging options and get a new look in 2020. This award-winning Year-Round offering “will make its long-awaited . . . canned debut in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs 12 oz. cans, and 16 oz. cans beginning Q2, 2020. Both can and bottle will sport new artwork celebrating Dortmunder Gold’s winning legacy, balanced crowd-pleasing flavor, and Cleveland roots.” ABV – 5.8% IBUs – 30
Great Lakes IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round lineup in Q2, 2020. A bright, citrusy, dry-hopped American IPA originally released in 2019 in celebration of the brewery’s ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) announcement, Great Lakes IPA will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. ABV – 6.5% IBUs – 50
After becoming “an instant hit when it debuted as part of 2019’s Small Batch Can Series,” Mexican Lager with Lime – brewed with real lime peel and purée – will join the brewery’s Seasonal lineup in Q2. This Seasonal brew will be available in redesigned 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, and on draft from April through July 2020.
The brewery’s Legendary Series, which pairs mythological stories with premium styles and ingredients, will see two new brews in 2020: Bierwolf Dunkelweizen (January) – Cold brew coffee, chocolate, and orange peel creep deep into the heart of this German-style Dunkelweizen, transforming a once traditional brew into a hauntingly decadent hybrid (ABV – 6.6% IBUs – 25); and Siren Shores Passion Fruit Saison (May) – Ahoy, weary sailor! Heed the call of the North Coast’s “inland seas” and plunge into an effervescent maelstrom of sweet passion fruit, zesty spices, and tempting tropical fruit aromas (ABV – 6.9% IBU – 15)
In addition to Great Lakes Brewing Company’s storied seasonal lineup, a trio of new limited release bottles will join the portfolio. This fresh series of unique, one-off releases brings the GLBC brewpub’s experimental spirit to colorful 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and draft throughout the brewery’s distribution footprint. Hazy IPA (March), Lemon Hefeweizen(April), and SMASH IPA(June) will launch this new series in 2020.
Alright . . . that takes care of all the points we wanted to gloss over, but there is still a ton of information waiting for you on the calendar below. Give it a gander and get ready for all the exciting releases headed your way from Great Lakes Brewing Company in 2020. Prost!
Another week brings with it another wave of beer calendars, and this one is kicking off with the 2020 Release Schedule from Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida).
In keeping with our approach to beer calendar season, we have posted Funky Buddha Brewery’s full 2020 Release Schedule below for you to thumb through at your own pace. With that said, there is a good amount of news (both on and off the official schedule) that we would like to clue you in on first. Let’s get at it:
Chant Repeatable IPA will join Funky Buddha’s Year-Round portfolio in February. Low in calories and carbs but high on hop flavor, Chant is a supremely crushable ale that channels notes of citrus, mango, and pine from the addition of Mosaic hops. Chant IPA will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. ABV – 4.2% IBUs – 27
The 2020 Goodness Series will consist of two new offerings and two returning favorites: Tart Shake **NEW** (Feb-May): Milkshake sour ale with black currants, passion fruit, vanilla, and lactose; Cosmic Trip **NEW** (May-Aug): Hazy IPA with starfruit and galaxy hops; Sweet Potato Casserole (Aug-Oct): Spiced ale with sweet potato, vanilla, and spices; Last Snow (Oct-Dec): Creamy porter with coconut and coffee. All Goodness Series offerings will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.
The Mixology Series will return in 2020 with three new cocktail-inspired beers: Paloma (Feb-May): Tequila barrel-aged tart ale with agave nectar, grapefruit, lime, and sea salt; Negroni (June-Sept): Chardonnay barrel-aged ale with herbs and botanicals; Old Fashioned (Oct-Dec): Bourbon barrel-aged rye ale with orange peel, herbs, and botanicals. All 2020 Mixology Series releases will be available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.
Funky Buddha’s line of Limited Releases – bold, innovative beers that marry culinary-inspired ingredients with time-honored technique – will return with offerings like Maple Bacon Coffee Porter (statewide distribution), No Crusts Brown Ale, Sticky Nuts Blonde Ale, Rum Barrel-Aged Coquito Imperial Cream Ale and several more. These beers will be released throughout the year in the South Florida market with availability in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft. Keep an eye on Funky Buddha’s social media channels for updates and exact release dates.
The Living Barrel Series is also scheduled to return with an array of small batch, barrel-aged beers. A majority of these releases will remain in the tap room with a few being released to the South Florida market.
Funky Buddha Brewery plans to launch a new line of Natural Hard Seltzers in 2020. Made with real agave nectar, pure cane sugar, and natural fruit flavors, these premium beverages offer a guilt-free alternative with a clear purpose. The seltzers will be launched in variety 12-packs consisting of bright, refreshing flavors like Lush Key Lime Cherry, Tropical Mango Guava, Crisp Pink Grapefruit, and Juicy Blood Orange. With only 90 calories, 1g carbs, and 0g sugar, these bubbly bevies are a perfect pair to an active and enlightened lifestyle. 12-packs will be available in the South Florida area starting in March.
That should just about cover all the items that we wanted to go over, but there is still plenty of fun stuff left for you to find on the calendar below. Make sure to give it a good look so that you can be fully prepared for the year ahead with Funky Buddha Brewery. Prost!
Brewery release calendar season continues to roll on and this week we kick things off with a look at the 2020 Release Calendar from Proof Brewing Co. (Tallahassee, Florida).
As is the case with all brewery calendars around here, we have posted Proof Brewing Co.’s full 2020 Release Calendar below for you to look over at your own leisure. That said, there are a few interesting releases that we would like to bring to your attention . . . so . . . let’s get into it:
Proof Brewing Co.’s 2020 Seasonal lineup will consist of four releases: Litany of Angels, a 9% ABV Belgian Strong Ale, available January through March in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and draft; White Orchid, an American IPA with tropical fruits and citrus notes, available April through July in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and draft; Prooftoberfest, a German-style Festbier, available August through October in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and draft; Coffee Creatures In the Dark, a sweet stout aged on local coffee, available October through December in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and draft.
The brewery will also offer a draft-only Sour Seasonal Series in 2020. This series will feature the following four variants of the brewery’s Evil Kiss Berliner Weisse: January – March | Pomegranate Passion Fruit Evil Kiss; April – June | Strawberry Lemonade Evil Kiss; July – September | Key Lime Pie Evil Kiss; and October – December | Raspberry Lime Evil Kiss.
Proof Brewing Co. will release additional beers in the brewery’s tasting room and local Tallahassee distribution. These releases will be announced closer to their release dates. Stay tuned to the brewery’s social media and website for updates on those releases.
“Our new production facility gives us the capacity for innovation and creativity,” said Marketing Director Bryan Smith. “We’re so excited to give our fans the beers they’ve been wanting for so long. This calendar allows our team to continue to push boundaries and define our future as industry leaders.”
That should just about cover all the big news, but there is still a bit of info left for you to discover on the calendar below. Check it out and get yourself prepared for another amazing year with Proof Brewing Co. Prost!
Brewery release calendar season is in full effect and this week we are here to provide you with a peek at the 2020 Beer Release Calendar from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware).
Just as we do with all beer calendars around here, we have posted Dogfish Head’s 2020 Beer Release Calendar below for you to peruse at your own convenience. With that said, Dogfish Head has quite a bit in store for 2020 and there are few items that we feel need some special attention . . . so let’s get at it:
Dogfish Head intends to go big in 2020. Like incredibly big. The brewery plans to “release more than 160 unique products! From a lineup of regional and national beers and scratch-made distilled spirits, to the ever-expanding list of exclusive libations available only at [its] coastal Delaware properties, Dogfish drinkers both near and far can eagerly anticipate the new year to be chock full of off-centered goodness.” **A large amount of these numerous releases will be regional or exclusive to Dogfish Head properties, so be sure to keep an eye on the brewery’s social media accounts for release updates throughout the year.**
The brewery’s Year-Round lineup will see the addition of American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA. Inspired by the Grateful Dead’s beloved “American Beauty” album, American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA is an unfiltered India Pale Ale brewed with spelt – an ancient heirloom grain that contributes earthy notes and a natural haze – that’s then dosed with a special yeast variety to accentuate hop aromatics. ABV – 7% IBUs – 35
Dogfish Head’s Off-Centered Art Series will feature two new releases in 2020: Sun-Day-Feels (May – August), a brunch-inspired, beermosa sour brewed with puréed peaches, wine grapes and a medley of citrus fruit; and Campfire Amplifier (November – December), a s’mores-centric milk stout brewed with marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate and a touch of smoked malt. The Perfect Disguise Double IPA (February – April) and Punkin Ale (mid-August – November) will both return to round out the series.
The Occasionals Series will see the addition of Vibrant P’Ocean in February. This new offering is “a blended sour brewed in collaboration with Rodenbach Brewery that boasts tart, dry flavors of jammy berries and floral lemon.” Vibrant P’Ocean will be available through May 2020.
Costumes & Karaoke – a complex oat cream ale brewed with turmeric, ginger, yellow cardamom, cinnamon and smoked star anise, and aged on Madagascar vanilla beans – will also join Dogfish Head’s Occasionals Series in November 2020.
With all this good news, some bad is sure to follow. In order to make room for all these new releases, brews like Namaste, Burton Baton, 75 Minute IPA and Wood-Aged Bitches Brew will not be available in 2020. Not to worry though . . . Dogfish Head reassures that this is “more of a ‘see you later,’ rather than ‘goodbye.'”
“The announcement of our yearly lineup of releases is always one of my favorite moments of the year, especially since it includes so many creative and still-to-be invented offerings,” says Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione. “While our calendar of nationally-distributed brands is ready to roll, many of our regional and local releases remain in ideation. This allows our talented brewers and distillers, and me, the flexibility to quickly consider whims, hunches, artistic trends and the following of our collective muse to inform our creative journey.”
Those are just a few of the highlights, but there is still plenty of information waiting for you on the calendar below. Give it a look and get ready for the incredible year of off-centered brews headed your way in 2020. Prost!