Second Self Beer Company to Begin Olde Oyl Release on Black Friday

SSBCOldSecond Self Beer Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has announced that the 2017 batch of Olde Oyl will officially debut at the brewery on Black Friday, November 24.

Arriving just in time to take on those colder temperatures, Olde Oyl is a Russian Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Stout that is “brewed seasonally with malt and oats for a rich body and robust aroma.”  To achieve just the right amount of coffee presence, the brewers at Second Self “[incorporate] custom-roasted coffee from East Pole Coffee Co., a specialty coffee roaster based in Atlanta’s Armour Yards development between Buckhead and Midtown.”  Hearty and hefty, the 11% ABV Olde Oyl comes together to provide a warming experience that boasts “a nice roasty taste with a smooth coffee finish.”

Olde Oyl will make its first appearance of the year at Second Self’s Black Friday Extravaganza event on Nov. 24th from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Olde Oyl will be available in 16 oz. cans exclusively in the brewery’s taproom, but this Limited Seasonal Release will see distribution as a draft-only offering to select beer establishments located in Alabama and Georgia.  You can expect Olde Oyl to pour through January 2018. Prost!

Vital Information for Olde Oyl from Second Self Beer Company

Release – Limited/Seasonal, late-November 2017 through January 2018
Style – Russian Imperial Stout/Oatmeal Stout
ABV – 11%
IBUs – 65
Added Ingredients – Custom-roasted coffee from East Pole Coffee Co.
Availability – 16 oz. cans (brewery only) & draft
Distribution – Georgia & Alabama

 

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JunIPA Makes Seasonal Return for Second Self Beer Company

SSBClogoSecond Self Beer Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has announced that it will be tackling this year’s winter months with the Seasonal release of JunIPA.

Inspired by the comforting and refreshing botanicals found in gin, Second Self Beer Company’s seasonal favorite JunIPA is an American India Pale Ale that is “brewed with citrusy Amarillo and Cascade hops plus juniper berries, then ‘dry-hopped’ with juniper and rosemary.”  Reminiscent of “a more citrusy gin”, this 6.4% ABV, 43 IBU IPA pairs beautifully with a southern winter’s “cool, crisp weather.”

JunIPA is available now and will be hanging around through the month of February 2018.  You can find this Seasonal offering in 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located within Second Self Beer Company’s distribution footprint in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for JunIPA from Second Self Beer Company

Release – Winter Seasonal, November 2017 to February 2018
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.4%
IBUs – 43
Featured Hops – Amarillo & Cascade
Added Ingredients – Juniper & Rosemary
Suggested Food Pairings – “Suggested pairings for the beer include braised short ribs, herb chicken, roasted Brussels sprouts, sharp cheeses, fire pits and roasted marshmallows.”
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia 

Second Self Beer Co. Show its Pride with Release of Limited Edition A.T.aLe Cans

SSBClogoSecond Self Beer Company (Atlanta, Georgia) recently announced that it will recognize the 47th annual Atlanta Pride Festival by having cans of their A.T.aLe wear limited-edition, rainbow-print packaging during the month of October.

If you live in the metro Atlanta area, you might notice Second Self Beer Company’s A.T.aLe rockin’ some rainbow-print packaging this month (pictured above).  This limited-edition look is the brewery’s way of showing support for their city’s LGBTQ community as they celebrate the 47th annual Atlanta Pride Festival on October 13-15.

For those you who are not familiar with the beer, A.T.aLe is a “CRISP, CLEAN, REFRESHING” American Pale Ale that comes in at a quaffable 5.7% ABV and 42 IBUs. Simple and straightforward, A.T.aLe is meant to be an easy-drinking Atlanta Ale that “is the beer you want to drink when you just want to drink a beer.”

The rainbow-print A.T.aLe cans made their official debut at Second Self’s 3-Year Anniversary Party on October 7, and they will be hanging around throughout the month of October.  If you wish to track some down, these 6-packs of 12 oz. cans are available “at the [Second Self] taproom and in stores and shops across metro Atlanta.”  Prost!

Vital Information for A.T.aLe from Second Self Beer Company

Release – Year-Round, “Pride” cans available October 2017
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 5.7%
IBUs – 42
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Suggested Food Pairings – Smoked wings, oysters, street tacos, & tomme cheese

Molé Porter Makes Seasonal Return for Second Self Beer Company

MolePorterSSBCcanSecond Self Beer Company (Atlanta, Georgia) recently announced that Molé Porter will return for a lengthy Seasonal run beginning in September 2017.

Inspired by Co-founder Jason Santamaria’s family recipe for Oaxacan Christmas molé sauce, Second Self Beer Company’s Molé Porter is a Robust Porter “brewed with Guajillo, Pasilla, and Chipotle chilies, cinnamon, cloves, and cocoa nibs.” The inclusion of Guajillo chilies is new this year, giving this iteration of Molé Porter (6.5% ABV) “a more robust and ever so slightly spicier flavor.”

Molé Porter is available as of September 1 and will be hanging around through February 2018.  You can expect to find this fan-favorite Seasonal available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located within Second Self Beer Company’s distribution footprint in Alabama and Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Molé Porter from Second Self Beer Company

Release – Seasonal, September 2017 to February 2018
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6.5%
IBUs – 27
Added Ingredients – Guajillo, Pasilla & Chipotle chilies, cinnamon, cloves & cocoa nibs
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pork or beef tacos, stews and chilies, gruyere cheese, and chocolate desserts.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia & Alabama

 

Second Self Beer Company to Introduce A.T.aLe as Next Year-Round

ssbclogoSecond Self Beer Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has announced that they will officially add A.T.aLe to the brewery’s Year-Round lineup beginning in March.

Brewed as a liquid ode to their hometown, A.T.aLe is a “CRISP, CLEAN, REFRESHING” American Pale Ale that comes in at a quaffable 5.7% ABV and 42 IBUs.  Simple and straightforward, A.T.aLe is meant to be an easy-drinking Atlanta Ale that “is the beer you want to drink when you just want to drink a beer.”

Craft beer fans in Atlanta will get a sneak preview of A.T.aLe when Second Self cheers on the Atlanta Falcons at their “Big Super Sport + Potluck Party” on Sunday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. (click here for more details).  If you cannot make the party, this new Year-Round offering will officially launch in March.  Once released, you will be able to find A.T.aLe in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Second Self Beer Company’s distribution area of Georgia and Alabama.  Be sure to check this one out when these beautifully designed cans (pictured above) start hitting shelves in a just a matter weeks.  Prost!

Vital Information for A.T.aLe from Second Self Beer Company

Release – Year-Round, launching March 2017
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 5.7%
IBUs – 42
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Suggested Food Pairings – Smoked wings, oysters, street tacos, & tomme cheese

Second Self Beer Company to Begin Distribution in Alabama

ssbclogoSecond Self Beer Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially signed with Pinnacle Imports and will begin distribution in Alabama on Thursday, December 1.

Established with the mission “to brew exceptionally high-quality beer made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients that vary with the seasons,” Second Self Beer Company launched in Atlanta during the fall of 2014.  Since that date, the brewery has grown steadily, earned a solid reputation and created a loyal following by simply staying true to their five core values: Local, Flavor, Community, Sustainable and People.  Their sustained success has finally made it possible for the brewery to expand their reach outside of the state of Georgia, and Second Self Beer Company has chosen the neighboring craft beer community of Alabama as their first step toward distribution expansion.

When the brewery launches in Alabama on December 1, Second Self Beer Company will offer the following five offerings (all pictured above):

Year-Round Beers

  • Citrus IPA: a year-round IPA that packs a citrus punch yet isn’t overly bitter. It’s made with citrusy hops: Columbus, Amarillo, Citra & just a touch of lemon, orange & grapefruit peel to enhance the citrus aroma without any bitterness. The beer is then dry-hopped with more Amarillo & Citra hops for the added hoppy, citrus punch. The aroma is sweet, yet the taste is dry with a robust IPA finish.  Suggested parings: pan-roasted trout, mussels, artichokes, potato soup & gruyere cheese. ABV – 6.2%  IBUs – 50
  • Red Hop Rye: a Red IPA with an abundance of hoppy citrus aromas from dry-hopping. Spicy rye mixed with hops & balanced by a malty backbone from American caramel & honey malts.  Suggested pairings: BBQ, steak, burgers, brats, cheddar cheese & spicy foods.  ABV – 7.3%  IBUs – 69
  • Thai Wheat:  a year-round American Wheat. This spicy beer is as exotic as the country that inspired it, with fresh lemongrass & ginger for a refreshing aroma & taste.  Suggested pairings: fish, chicken, pork loin, grilled vegetables, sushi & Asian cuisine.  ABV – 5.1%  IBUs – 18

Seasonal Releases

  • Maverick & Gose: a fresh take on a traditional Gose with the addition of coriander. Dry-hopped with fruity Wakatu hops to balance out a slightly tart & salty nature.  Suggested pairings: grilled grouper, oysters, guacamole, pineapple & beach volleyball.  ABV – 4.4%  IBUs – 8
  • Molé Porter: a chocolate porter with extra spices reminiscent of Second Self Co-founder Jason Santamaria’s family recipe for Oaxacan sauce. This robust porter is packed with flavor to warm you up this winter.  Suggested pairings: pork or beef tacos, stews & chilis, gruyere cheese & chocolate desserts.  ABV – 6.5%  IBUs – 27

The five beers listed above will be available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at “bars, restaurants, and shops throughout Birmingham, Montgomery, Auburn and surrounding counties.”  All distribution responsibilities will be handled by Bessemer’s Pinnacle Imports.  Details concerning official launch parties should emerge soon, and I’ll update you here once I have that information.  Until then, just swing by your favorite, local craft beer establishment on Thursday to sample these brews and give Second Self Beer Company a proper welcome to the Alabama beer scene.  Prost!

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