Swamp Head Brewery Brings Holiday Joy With Release of Cuddly Like a Cactus & Ambrosia Salad

Swamp Head Brewery (Gainesville, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Drive-Thru Limited Release of Cuddly Like a Cactus Sour NEIPA and Ambrosia Salad Milkshake IPA at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 17.

Here to bring some holiday cheer to the swamp, the following two Limited Release IPAs are next up in Swamp Head Brewery’s string of holiday-themed Can Releases (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s social media posts):

  • Cuddly As a Cactus – A kettle-soured New England-style IPA fermented with Prickly Pear. Contains lactose. ABV – 6.5%
  • Ambrosia Salad – A Milkshake IPA based on the highly-polarizing and sometimes confusing Southern holiday dish. Made with Marshmallow, Luxardo Maraschino Cherries, Pineapple, Mandarin Orange, and Coconut; contains lactose. ABV – 7.6% ABV

Cuddly As a Cactus and Ambrosia Salad are scheduled to release at Swamp Head Brewery at 2 p.m. on December 17 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Both of these Limited Releases will be available 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and you can arrange your order for same-day pickup by clicking here. Cuddly As a Cactus and Ambrosia Salad are both brewery-only releases and will not see distribution. Prost!

Swamp Head Brewery Set for Return of Snakes on the Paynes NEIPA

Swamp Head Brewery (Gainesville, Florida) has officially announced that Snakes on the Paynes will make a long-awaited return on Thursday, June 11.

First released a few years ago and now one of Swamp Head’s most requested IPAs, Snakes on the Paynes is a New England-style India Pale Ale brewed with honey locally sourced from Paynes Prairie and “heavily hopped” with Citra, Mosaic, and Vic Secret hops. Coming in at a hefty 8.5% ABV, Snakes on the Paynes offers “notes of sweet citrus, pine, and pineapple and a crisp yet juicy finish.”

Snakes on the Paynes – packaged in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans for $15 each – will be available for curbside/drive-thru pickup at Swamp Head Brewery beginning at noon on Thursday, June 11 (click here to visit the brewery’s online ordering system). Snakes on the Paynes is a brewery exclusive release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Snakes on the Paynes from Swamp Head Brewery

Release – Limited; June 11, 2020
Style – New England-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Featured Hops – Citra, Mosaic & Vic Secret
Added Ingredients – Paynes Prairie Honey
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans ($15 each)
Online Ordering for Pick Up – https://www.toasttab.com/swamp-head-brewery-llc/v3
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Swamp Head Brewery Introduces Tropical Vibes as Newest Seasonal

SwampHeadLogoVertSwamp Head Brewery (Gainesville, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Tropical Vibes Mango Guava Wheat on Wednesday, March 25.

Here to give us all “a little tropical escape” during this time of social distancing, Tropical Vibes is a “refreshing, fruity” American Wheat Ale brewed with mango and guava.  Coming in at just 4.5% ABV, Tropical Vibes is meant to be “light enough to have a few whether you’re sitting under a palm tree or, well, sitting on your couch.”

Tropical Vibes will debut at Swamp Head Brewery at noon on March 25 and is scheduled to enter distribution in April 2020.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at select craft beer-friendly establishments located within Swamp Head’s distribution footprint in Florida.  Prost!

Vital Information for Tropical Vibes from Swamp Head Brewery

Release – Seasonal; launching March 25, 2020
Style – American Wheat Ale
ABV – 4.5%
Added Ingredients – Mango & guava
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Distribution – Florida

Swamp Head Brewery Allows Morning Glow to Shine Once Again

SHBMorningGlowSwamp Head Brewery (Gainesville, Florida) has announced that it will officially begin the Limited Release of Morning Glow Vanilla Coffee Blonde Ale on Tuesday, August 7.

Returning as a part of Swamp Head Brewery’s Spasmodic Series of occasional releases, Morning Glow (5.3% ABV) is an American Blonde Ale that has been “gently infused . . . with Madagascar vanilla beans and locally roasted blonde coffee.”   This comforting combination results in “a palatable work of art, reminiscent of a vanilla latte paired with a freshly baked scone.”

Morning Glow will officially release in Swamp Head’s Tasting Room at 4 p.m. on August 7 with availability in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.  Shortly after the brewery release, a limited supply of Morning Glow will find its way to select craft beer establishments located within Swamp Head’s “local [distribution]” footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Morning Glow from Swamp Head Brewery

Release – Limited/Spasmodic Series; August 7, 2018
Style – American Blonde Ale
ABV – 5.3% 
IBUs – 18
Malts – Pilsner, Flaked Oats, Munich, Caramel & Vienna
Hops – Sterline
Added Ingredients – Vanilla, Blonde Coffee & Lactose
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft (limited distribution)

 

Swamp Head Brewery Announces Plans to Release Three Limited Brews

Swamp Head Brewery (Gainesville, Florida) recently announced that they will package and release the following three limited offerings during the months of December 2016 and January 2017: 10-10-10 Imperial India Pale AleScieanhops Imperial Red Ale and Hoggetowne Irish Red Ale.

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On Tuesday, December 13, 10-10-10 Imperial India Pale Ale will begin a very brief and limited release.  Fully embracing the idea of excess, Swamp Head brewers “use massive quantities of the finest European barley malts and American hops to produce a wonderfully malty beer with outrageous hop expression.”  The result is a 10% ABV, 110 IBU brew that is “truly fertilizer for the hop lover’s soul.”  10-10-10 Imperial IPA officially releases in 750 ml bottles and on draft at a brewery launch party on December 13 at 4 p.m. (click here for full details).  An incredibly small amount of bottles and kegs will then enter the brewery’s distribution area in Florida shortly thereafter.  10-10-10 is released infrequently and is seemingly “gone in a flash” whenever available, so be sure to secure your bottles if you can.

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Named after the Redfish (a.k.a. Sciaenops Ocellatus), Scieanhops Imperial Red Ale is an annually-released Celebration Ale made “to meet craft beer anglers’ thirst for a hearty red ale with a feast of hop flavor and aroma.”  This goal is achieved by brewing an Imperial Red Ale laden with five hops and eight malts.  Although the finished beer produces “a gigantic floral, citrus and tropical fruit hop aroma and flavor,” balance is achieved thanks to a “generous malt sweetness.”    Scieanhops will officially release on Tuesday, January 10 with availability on draft and (for the first time) in 12 oz. cans.  4-packs of 12 oz. cans will be available exclusively at Swamp Head’s tasting room, The Wetlands.

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Originally brewed as a collaboration with the Hogtown Brewers – Gainesville’s American Homebrewers Association recognized homebrew club – to serve at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, Hoggetowne Irish Red has now established itself as “the proud pint at St. Patrick’s Day celebrations all around Florida.”  Brewed with only the best English hops and malts, this traditional Irish Red Ale is subdued in hop presence to allow a “clean caramel malt flavor and hint of roasted grain” the chance to shine.  This easy drinkin’ brew clocks in at 5.5% ABV and 32 IBUs.  The 2017 release of Hoggetowne Irish Red will officially begin on Tuesday, January 10, and you can expect to find this limited offering available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer bars, restaurants and retailers found within the brewery’s distribution footprint.

The release dates for 10-10-10 Imperial India Pale AleScieanhops Imperial Red Ale and Hoggetowne Irish Red will be here before you know it, so go ahead a make a note now to ensure that you do not miss out on these limited brews from Swamp Head.  Prost!

Vital Information for 10-10-10 Imperial India Pale Ale from Swamp Head Brewery

Release – Limited/Spasmodic Series, releases December 13
Style – Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 110
Hops – Columbus, Cascade Centennial, Amarillo & Simcoe
Malts – Marris Otter & Munich
Availability – Draft & 750ml bottles (limited distribution)

Vital Information for Scieanhops Imperial Red Ale from Swamp Head Brewery

Release – Limited/Elusive Reclusive Series, releases January 10
Style – Imperial American Red Ale
ABV – 8.3%
IBUs – 65
Hops – Centennial, Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe & Cascade
Malts – Pale Ale, Munich, Amber, Biscuit, Chocolate Wheat, Cara-Pils, Crystal & Flaked Oats
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans available at the brewery only & draft

Vital Information on Hoggetowne Irish Red from Swamp Head Brewery

Release – Seasonal/Migrational Series, available beginning January 10
Style – Irish Red Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 32
Hops – Fuggle & East Kent Goldings
Malts – Pale Ale, Marris Otter, Crystal & Roasted Barley
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft

Swamp Head Brewery Release Lloyd’s Christmas Ale in Cans

lloydsxmasLloyd’s Christmas Ale has officially returned as a special holiday offering from Swamp Head Brewery (Gainesville, Florida), and this year’s release also includes limited availability in 12 oz. cans.

Inspiration to create memorable craft beer experiences can certainly be found just about anywhere, and the good folks of Swamp Head Brewery turned to the cult classic comedy known as Dumb & Dumber when it was time to brew up a holiday-themed offering.  Lloyd’s Christmas Ale, a release from the brewery’s Elusive Reclusive Series, starts with a hoppy Amber Ale base that is then loaded with “a colossal amount of spruce tips.”  This treatment yields a 5.5% ABV brew featuring “up front flavors of hops and an assertive essence of spruce . . . balanced perfectly with a hearty malt backbone.”

Lloyd’s Christmas Ale officially releases Wednesday, November 16 in the Swamp Head Brewery taproom (a.k.a. The Wetlands).  This limited release brew will be pouring on draft at select craft beer establishments in Florida, and 12 oz. cans will be available for purchase exclusively in the brewery’s taproom (limited quantities available, one case maximum per person).  To do the holidays correctly, all you have to do is follow three simple steps: pick up those cans today, fire up the DVD player, and enjoy “Lloyd’s best idea yet” as a truly immersive experience.  Prost!

Vital Information for Lloyd’s Christmas Ale from Swamp Head Brewery

Release – Limited/Elusive Reclusive Series, available beginning on November 16, 2016
Style – Spiced Ale/American Amber Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 31.8
Hops – Simcoe
Malts – Pale Ale, Caramel, Vienna, Crystal, Carapils & Chocolate
Added Ingredients – Spruce tips
Availability – Limited draft throughout Florida distribution area & 12 oz. cans available exclusively in Swamp Head Brewery’s tap room
Required Movie Quote – “Some place warm, a place where the beer flows like wine, where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I’m talking about a little place called Aspen.”  Lloyd Christmas – Dumb & Dumber