After riding a steady stream of beer calendars through the week, we are closing things out with a look at the 2019 Beer Release Calendar from Breakside Brewery (Portland, Oregon).
Our approach to beer calendars remains the same as we have published Breakside Brewery’s full 2019 Beer Release Calendar below for you to look through at your convenience. There are few details that we feel need some special attention, so let’s quickly knock those out:
What Rough Beast – a “contemporary India Pale Ale brewed with feet firmly planted in the Northwest and a nod to New England” – will transition from a Seasonal offering to Year-Round in 2019.
The brewery’s Year-Round portfolio will also see the addition of True Gold. Available in 6-packs, this easy-drinking “‘golden pilsner’ . . . has a bite and crispness that hearkens back to a pilsner or lager, with a distinctive Breakside-style twist.”
2019 will see the rise of The Oligarch – “A study in barrel-aged experimentation, this new brew is far more than ‘just’ an Imperial Stout. The Oligarch project encompasses 84 casks, 122 bbls of finished beer and no less than eight resulting variants. Aged in bourbon barrels (including some that previously contained maple syrup) the different beers resulting from this creative undertaking feature ingredients ranging from chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon all the way to mushrooms, almonds and raspberries.”
Breakside will also roll out an All Draft Lager Series in 2019. This “smaller volume project” will consist of a vast array of “refreshing, smooth, drinkable, clean, and complex” Lagers that will be available “to a wider audience for the first time.”
“Our 2019 calendar is exciting. The rotating IPA series returns, featuring four favorite hoppy beers that we have refined over the past few years. Our barrel program continues to grow – both in wood-aged strong ales and mixed culture sour beers. The first releases from that wing of our brewery include some exciting new beers like The Oligarch and Fruits That Begin With The Letter Yuzu.”
– Ben Edmunds, Brewmaster for Breakside Brewery
That should just about cover everything that we wanted to go over, but there is still a massive amount of good information left for you to discover on the calendar below. Check it out and start getting stoked for another fantastic year of brews with Breakside Brewery. Prost!
Beer calendar season is still alive and well, and we are kicking this week off with a peek at the 2019 Product Release Calendar from Cascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon).
Just as we do with each and every beer calendar around here, we have posted Cascade Brewing’s full Product Release Calendar below for you to absorb at your convenience. With that said, this document is rich in highlights and we would be remiss if we did not go over a few of those real fast. Let’s get to it:
The biggest news on this calendar is that the ever-elusive Vlad the Imp Aler (September) and Bourbonic Plague (December) will both see full distribution in 2019. Both offerings will be available in 500ml bottles for the first time.
The brewery’s Core Lineup will feature four new releases in 2019: Valley Flora (January), a sour red ale made with Willamette Valley Pinot-Noir grapes; Brunch Line (February), a mimosa-inspired blend of sour blond and wheat ales aged in oak barrels with Chardonnay grapes and fresh orange zest; Garden Party (June), a blend of sour blond and wheat ales aged in oak barrels with chardonnay grapes, lemon zest and elderflowers; and Coastal Gose (July), a blend of sour wheat ales aged in oak barrels with Oregon Coast sea salt and coriander seed.
Cascade’s Collaboration Series will return in 2019 to include projects with Beachwood Brewing from Long Beach, California (March); Mikkel Borg Bjergsø from the world-renowned Mikkeller Brewery in Denmark (May); and Burial Beer Co. of Asheville, North Carolina (October).
Cascade Brewing also plans to release four draft-only cellar projects throughout the year. These offerings will be released quarterly.
Alright, that should just about cover everything we wanted to go over, but there are still plenty of beers and descriptions waiting for you on calendar below. Check it out and start getting yourself prepared for another incredible year of Northwest Sour Ales from Cascade Brewing. Prost!
After wrapping up its first 25 years of “righteous independence” in craft brewing, Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) is taking its first step into its next quarter century with the announcement of its 2019 Beer Lineup.
As is the norm with all beer calendar-related posts around here, we have published Left Hand Brewing Co.’s full 2019 Beer Lineup below for you to pore over at your own pace. With that said, we do have details on some of the new Left Hand brews headed your way in 2019 . . . so let’s knock those out real quick:
Flamingo Dreams Nitro will join Left Hand’s Year-Round portfolio in 2019. This new brew is “a Blonde Ale with raspberries and blackcurrants that pours a striking pink. At 4.7% ABV, it’s super smooth and refreshing with a berry burst, frisky zing and nitro glide that will bring out your vibrant side, especially poolside.”
Introduced in 2018 as a Limited Release, Wheels Gose ‘Round – “a 4.4% ABV lemon and raspberry Gose that was brewed to raise awareness for Bike MS, Team Left Hand and to support the National MS Society” – will also be added to the Year-Round lineup.
Left Hand’s Nitro Seasonal Series will have two new additions in 2019: Push Pop Party Nitro |a Hazy Citrus Ale (April – June); and White Russian Nitro |”the dude’s beer of choice” (July – September).
The brewery will also treat its fans to two new, seasonally released variants of its award-winning Milk Stout CO2:Raspberry Milk Stout (February – April) and Peanut Butter Milk Stout (November – December).
That should just about cover all the pertinent information on the new releases, but there is still quite a bit of exciting information left for you to discover on the document below. Study it well and get yourself fully prepared for all the Left Hand goodies headed your way in 2019. Prost!
Recognizing that beer calendar season is now in full swing, DESTIHL Brewery (Normal, Illinois) has gotten in on the action by sending out a 2019 Beer Release Calendar boasting “a new WiLD SOUR SERIES seasonal, innovative DeadHead IPA Series releases . . ., a tropical blonde ale loaded with fruit” and much more.
Just as we do with all beer calendar-related posts, we have published DESTIHL Brewery’s full 2019 Beer Release Calendar below for you to look over at your leisure. Before we turn you loose on that document, there are a few details that we need to get out of the way first:
Hawaii Five Ale, “a tropical blonde ale brewed with pineapple, coconut, peach, mango and guava”, will join DESTIHL’s lineup of Core Seasonals in March 2019.
The Seasonal WiLD SOUR Series will have a new addition in 2019 when Piña Colada Gose – a Gose ale brewed with pineapple and coconut – hits shelves for the first time in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans from April to June. The Seasonal WiLD SOUR lineup will also include Apricot (January – March), Blueberry Gose (July – September) and Cranberry Criek (October – December).
The DeadHead IPA Series will return in 2019 with Touch of Haze | Hazy IPA (January 2019), Haze of the Dead | Hazy Double IPA (February – April), Extended Jam| Tropical IPA (May – July), and Funkengruven | Fruited, Tart IPA (August – October).
Alrighty, that’s all we have for you this time around, but there is still plenty of goodness left for you check out on the calendar below. Give it a good glance and get ready for another jam-packed year of releases from DESTIHL Brewery in 2019. Prost!
Confident that they are headed into their “best year yet”, the folks at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) are backing up that claim with the announcement of their 2019 Beer Release Calendar.
Just as we do with all brewery calendar-related news, we have posted Dogfish Head’s full 2019 Beer Release Calendar below for you to take in on your own. With that said, we should probably quickly go over just a few of the many noteworthy releases Dogfish Head plans to treat us to in 2019. Let’s get to it:
Liquid Truth Serum IPA will continue to be a Year-Round offering in 2019 and is “coming to 12 oz. cans in addition to the already available 16 oz. cans!”
The Perfect Disguise – a “double dry-hopped American IPA brewed with German Chit malt, loaded with tropical flavors and a crisp Kölsch-like finish” – will kick off the 2019 Off-Centered Art Series (February – April). Dragons & YumYums (April – August), Punkin Ale (Mid-August – November), and 75 Minute IPA (November – January 2020) will all return to round out the Art Series lineup. All four 2019 Off-Centered Art Series offerings will feature label artwork designed by Michael Hacker.
Arriving as a brand spanking new additional the brewery’s lineup of Occasionals, SuperEIGHT is Dogfish Head’s “sessionable gose brewed with eight super ingredients: prickly pear, mango, boysenberry, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, kiwi juices, toasted quinoa and an ample addition of red Hawaiian sea salt! Okay, so technically that’s nine, but it ‘gose’ without say that there’s going to be salt.”
That wraps up just about everything we wanted to cover, but there are still quite a few exciting brews left for you to find on the calendar below. Soak it all in and start getting yourself prepared for all the Off-Centered goodness headed your way in 2019. Prost!
Eager to jump into their 20th year of craft brewing,Starr Hill Brewery (Charlottesville, Virginia) sent out a 2019 Product Calendar this week that outlines all the surprises they have planned for their fans in the coming year.
Just as we do with all posts on brewery calendars, we have published Starr Hill’s full 2019 Product Calendar below for you to fully absorb on your own. With that said, there are quite a few details that we feel we should pass along before we turn you over to that document. Brevity is our goal, so let’s knock it out:
Starr Hill will establish a rotating Sour Series in 2019. This series will feature the following kettle-soured brews: Raspberry American Sour (April), Lime Gose (July), and Passion Fruit Gose (October). A “bubbly” Guava Gose will also appear later in the winter. All Sour Series offerings will be available on draft, in rotating seasonal 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, and in the “Say It Ain’t Sour” 12-pack of 12 oz. bottles that will also debut in April.
Hoppy Blonde Ale will launch in May as the brewery’s new Summer Seasonal, replacing The Hook Grapefruit Session IPA. This easy-drinking Blonde Ale boasts an “emphatic hop aroma and flavor (and never-before-used hops).” A new, yet to be named Winter Seasonal will also turn up in November.
The All Access Series returns in 2019 with the following lineup of limited release brews: Kelis Milkshake IPA (January), New England IPA (April), Deep Fuzz Double IPA (July), and Little Red Roostarr Coffee Cream Stout (October). All Access brews will have availability on draft and in 16 oz. cans in 2019.
The “Hopped As Hell” Variety 12-pack of 12 oz. bottles will surface in August to supply hopheads with the following four lupulin-laced brews: Shade, a hopped ale with the shadow of a Belgian Wit; Swim, a hazy, juicy wave of refreshment; AC, a breeze of an Amarillo Citra IPA; and Mountain Air, a West-Coast style, pinnacle of an imperial IPA.
To make room for the upcoming additions to the Starr Hill lineup, two year-round brands will be phased out in January 2019: Double Platinum Imperial IPA and Jomo Vienna Lager. These beers, beloved as they are by retail visitors, will still appear on rotation at Starr Hill’s Crozet and Roanoke tap rooms.
Okey dokey . . . that should wrap up everything that we wanted to cover, but there are still plenty of juicy little tidbits for you to find on the calendar below. Give it a good look and get ready to celebrate two decades craft brewing with Starr Hill Brewery in 2019. Prost!
Never one to shy away from beer calendar season,Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has stepped forward this week to reveal a 2019 Release Calendar that boasts seven new beers along with updated packaging and formats.
Just as we typically do with all beer calendar-related posts, we have posted Great Divide Brewing Company’s full 2019 Release Calendar below for you to look over at your leisure. With that said, we would be remiss if we did not quickly mention a few of the calendar’s highlights. Let’s go ahead and get those out of the way:
Great Divide’s beloved Yeti Series will introduce two new variants in 2019: Chocolate Cherry Yeti (February) and S’more Yeti (October).
A limited release, one-off Anniversary Ale will surface in May 2019 to commemorate 25 years of brewing excellence at Great Divide.
A yet to be named, limited release Juicy Double IPA is scheduled to debut in October.
The Wood Werks Barrel Series will return in 2019 with the following releases: Saison in Red Wine Barrels (February), Belgian Dark Sour (May), and Old Fashioned (August).
In an effort to “move away from plastic rings”, the brewery’s Year-Round and Seasonal lineup will transition to 6-pack cardboard cartons.
Other format changes will include Strawberry Rhubarb Sour transitioning from 22 oz. bottles to 6-packs of 12 oz. cans in May and Hazy IPA will mark the debut of 4-packs of 16 oz. cans.
That’s all we have for you this time around, but there is still a good amount of info just waiting for you on the calendar below. Be sure to give it a gander that way you are fully prepared for everything Great Divide Brewing Company has in store for you in 2019. Prost!
Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has provided craft beer fans a look at the year ahead with the release of the brewery’s 2019 Product Portfolio.
Just as we do with all posts concerning release calendars, we have listed the entire Heavy Seas 2019 Product Portfolio below for you to peruse at your own pace. With that said, there are few juicy details that we need to go over first. We promise to be brief, so let’s go ahead and knock it out:
Heavy Seas will introduce three new Limited Release offerings in 2019: Citra Cannon IPA (February), Sun Burst Sour Ale (July), and Night Swell Dark IPA (October).
The brewery’s “Uncharted Waters” Series will get a new addition with the June release of Red Flag Barrel-aged Sour Ale.
Heavy Seas will continue its tradition of releasing an Anniversary Ale at end of each year with the release of “24” in 2019. “24” will be available on draft and in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans. The style of “24” Anniversary Ale will be determined later in the year.
The Heavy Seas small-batch beer program will continue to provide 16 oz. can releases along with draft availability in 2019. These limited release beers will continue to be available throughout the year exclusively in the Heavy Seas Taproom at the brewery in Baltimore, Maryland. Each beer style will not be announced until closer to its release date.
Alright . . . that’s everything that we wanted to gloss over, but there is still plenty to discover in portfolio below. Give it a good look and start getting excited about all the new Heavy Seas brews headed your way in 2019. Prost!
2019 Product Portfolio for Heavy Seas Beer
Loose Cannon IPA
TropiCannon Citrus IPA
Double Cannon Double IPA
AmeriCannon Double Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale
Peg Leg Imperial Stout
Gold Ale – draft only
Powder Monkey Pale Ale (draft only)
Cutlass Vienna-Style Lager (draft only)
February | Citra Cannon IPA
April | Smooth Sail Wheat Ale
April | Smooth Sail Mixed Berry (draft only)
July | Sun Burst Sour Ale
October | Night Swell Dark IPA
December | 24 Anniversary (Style TBD)
“Uncharted Waters” Series
February | Blackbeard’s Breakfast Imperial Coffee Porter Aged in Bourbon Barrels
February | Salted Caramel Blackbeard’s Breakfast (draft only)
June | Red Flag Barrel-aged Sour Ale
September | Great’er Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels
September | Great’er Pumpkin Latte (draft only)
November | Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels
November | Coconut Siren Noire (draft only)
Cannon Crew Bottle Sampler
Cannon Crew Can Sampler
Samplers (Limited Release)
April | Summer of the Pirate Can Sampler: Smooth Sail, TropiCannon, Loose Cannon
August | Drink Like a Pirate Can Sampler: Sun Burst, TropiCannon, Loose Cannon
Brewery release calendar season is upon us once again, and Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has stepped forward this week to reveal a 2019 Availability Calendar that is sure to get quite a few of its loyal fans rather excited.
Just as we have done in previous years with release calendars, we have posted Founders Brewing Co.’s full 2019 Availability Calendar below for you to go over at your own speed. It is pretty self-explanatory, but there are a few pieces of news that we need to pass along before we set you loose on that calendar:
The Barrel-Aged Series will return in 2019 with five releases. Backwoods Bastard (Year-Round), KBS (late March/April 2019) and CBS (November 2019) have all been confirmed and two other releases will be named later in the year.
Founders will begin offering All Day IPA in 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles in late January/early February 2019. All Day IPA will continue to be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 19.2 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft. All these formats will be available across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint.
The brewery will also begin offering Solid Gold Premium Lager in 12-packs of 12 oz. cans in late January/early February 2019. This new packaging format will replace 15-packs of Solid Gold. This Year-Round offering will also be available in 24-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles and 19.2 oz. cans.
Blushing Monk, a Belgian-style Ale fermented with pure raspberries, will make a triumphant comeback in January 2019 as a part of Founders Brewing Co.’s Limited Series. This time around it will be available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles.
The voice of the people has been heard and Founders Brewing Co. will bring its fan-favorite Imperial Stout out of retirement for a limited time in December 2019. Imperial Stout will be a Limited Series release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles.
Ok . . . that should pretty much cover everything we needed to go over, but there are still a few things left for you to discover on the calendar below. Check it out and start getting yourself prepared for another great year of beer with Founders Brewing Co. in 2019. Prost!
This week’s resurgence of release calendars continues as B. Nektar Meadery (Ferndale, Michigan) makes its 2018 Product Release Calendar public.
B. Nektar’s full 2018 Release Calendar is available below and it is absolutely loaded with tasty Core, Seasonal, Limited and Extra Limited Meads and Ciders. You are free to look it over at your own pace, but here’s a brief overview if you are interested:
B. Nektar’s Seasonal Lineup in 2018 will bookend with The Dude’s Rug(January – March, September – December) as Kill All the Golfers (March – September) will fill the gap in the middle
Extra Limited offerings will be released by quarter and include the following: Wildberry Pyment, Grape Mead with Blueberry, Blackberry & Raspberry (1st Quarter); Episode 13 – 2 Year Reserve, Honey Wine aged in Bourbon Barrels (2nd Quarter); Tequila Barrel Aged Pineapple Mead (3rd Quarter); and The Cyser of the Lambs, Apple Honey Wine aged in Chianti barrels (4th Quarter)
That should gloss over a good portion of B. Nektar’s 2018 lineup, but you can still find descriptions, packaging info, and details on Core Releases in the calendar below. Be sure to check it out so that you can get yourself a proper B. Nektar fix over the next 12 months. Prost!