TrimTab Brewing Company (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Helix Rising, a double dry-hopped Hazy Double IPA, on Friday, February 22.
Arriving as the latest installment in the brewery’s Light Visions Collection of small batch New England-style IPAs and Double IPAs, Helix Rising is a Hazy Double IPA that starts with “a complex grain bill consisting of clean Pilsner, copious amounts of sticky oats and a touch of flaked wheat to really tie the body . . . together.” To nail down the style’s juicy character, TrimTab’s brewers fermented Helix Rising with “a fruity expressive yeast and then pushed [it] to the limit with extreme Double Dry hop additions of fresh Chinook, Zythos, Simcoe and Simcoe Lupulin Powder.” The complex recipe and hop schedule yield a deceivingly drinkable Helix Rising (8% ABV) “[overflowing] with flavors and aromas of freshly juiced pineapple, honeydew melon, fruit cocktail and apricot purée, followed with just the right amount of sticky resin bitterness.”
Helix Rising will debut in TrimTab Brewing’s Tasting Gallery on February 22 and is scheduled to enter distribution shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused retailers located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Alabama and Georgia. Prost!
Vital Information for Helix Rising from TrimTab Brewing Company
Release – Limited/Light Visions Collection; February 22, 2019
Style – Hazy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
Grains – Pilsner, Flaked Wheat & Oats
Featured Hops – Chinook, Zythos, Simcoe & Simcoe Lupulin Powder
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://trimtabbrewing.com/beers/#beer_locator
On Friday, June 8 at 3 p.m., TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) will hold a special release for Breakfast Hero Imperial Doughnut Stout, a pastry-laden collaboration with HERO Doughnuts.
To bring a legit “Pastry Stout” to The Magic City, the brewers at TrimTab lay the foundation for Breakfast Hero by adding “loads of delicious doughnuts” from HERO Doughnuts to a mash already packed with “multiple base malts, chocolate malt, [and] plenty of oats.” The level of decadent indulgence just goes up from there as they then max out their “fermentor . . . with an extremely generous amount of Vermont maple syrup, a pound of Madagascar vanilla beans, and Freshly Roasted Brazilian coffee beans from [their] pals down the street at SEEDS Coffee Co. to tie this imperial stout together in perfect breakfast harmony.” Weighing in at a sizable 8.5% ABV, Breakfast Hero comes together to offer “notes of syrupy covered pancakes, melty bakers chocolate, subtle vanilla cream, and roasty hazelnut coffee.”
Breakfast Hero Imperial Doughnut Stout will officially release at 3 p.m. on June 8 in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing. This Limited Release will be available in 16 oz. cans and will most assuredly disappear with a quickness. If you wish to get your hands on this tasty treat, make sure that you adjust your schedule accordingly on Friday. Prost!
Vital Information for Breakfast Hero Imperial Doughnut Stout from TrimTab Brewing
Release – Limited; June 8, 2018
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 35
Added Ingredients – Doughnuts from HERO Doughnuts, Vermont maple syrup, Madagascar vanilla beans, roasted Brazilian coffee beans from Seeds Coffee Co.
Availability – 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Brewery Release; there is no word on whether this offering will see distribution
On Friday, February 16 at 3 p.m., TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) will release Chocolate Churro Milk Stout as the 8th installment in its tasting room-exclusive Gallery Series.
Established expressly for R&D reasons and to gain feedback from their fans, TrimTab Brewing’s Gallery Series is a small batch series comprised of the brewery’s most artful and experimental recipes. The first Stout to hit this series of very limited releases is Gallery Series #008 – Chocolate Churro Milk Stout, a decadent dessert beer brewed with chocolate malts, cinnamon sticks and pure liquid cacao. Although big on flavor, Chocolate Churro Milk Stout clocks in at a reasonable 6.9% ABV.
Gallery Series #008 – Chocolate Churro Milk Stout will officially release in TrimTab Brewing’s Tasting Gallery at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 16. This Small Batch offering will be available exclusively at the brewery in 12 oz. cans and on draft. If Chocolate Churro Milk Stout has piqued your interest, be sure to hit the brewery early on Friday because releases from TrimTab’s Gallery Series have a habit of disappearing with a quickness. Prost!
Vital Information for Gallery Series #008 – Chocolate Churro Milk Stout from TrimTab Brewing
Release – Gallery Series/Taproom-only; 3 p.m. on February 16
Style – Milk Stout
ABV – 6.9%
IBUs – 17
Added Ingredients – Cinnamon sticks & pure liquid cacao
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Event Location – TrimTab Brewing | 2721 5th Ave S |Birmingham, Alabama 35233
On Friday, October 13 at 5 p.m., TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) will begin the limited release of Fox&Furnace English IPA and Tesserae Double IPA in 12 oz. cans.
The folks at TrimTab Brewing recently initiated a new expansion of their operation, and that will now make it possible for Birmingham’s beer-loving masses to get their hands on a few new packaged offerings from the brewery. One of the first waves of these new canned releases will include the following two TrimTab favorites:
- Fox&Furnace English IPA– “The Red Fox is an official animal of Birmingham, England. It’s cunning, complex, and smooth. Furnaces have long been representative of Birmingham, Alabama – The center of Southern Steel. The name Fox&Furnace connects the two Birminghams and appropriately describes this English style beer brewed in our Steel City.
This English IPA is light in color, has a complex, almost toffee-like aroma with hints of toasted caramel. It has light citrus notes balanced with a variety of earthy and herbal characteristics. It is both rich and light.” ABV – 5.6% IBUs – 61
- Tesserae Double IPA – “The name refers to the Mosaic Hops used in the beer. A “tesserae” is a small block of stone, tile, glass, or other material used in the construction of a mosaic. This beer’s name is another way that we celebrate the beauty of small unassuming sources of large scale impact (our definition of a trimtab).
Mosaic hops unfold layers of tropical and herbaceous flavors and aromas that make Tesserae one of our most popular beers.” ABV – 9% IBUs – 80
Fox&Furnace English IPA and Tesserae Double IPA will officially begin their limited release in 12 oz. cans on Friday, October 13 at 5 p.m. in TrimTab Brewing’s Tasting Gallery. These Limited Releases will have a limit of one (1) case per person. If any cans of Fox&Furnace English IPA and Tesserae Double IPA survive the initial release, they will be sent out the following week for limited distribution to select craft beer establishments located within TrimTab Brewing’s distribution footprint. Prost!
TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has announced that 12 oz. cans of their seasonally released Bankston 88 Belgian Blonde Ale are now available for the first time in the beer’s history.
Developed to be a “crisp, crucial, crushable liquid treat”, Bankston 88 is a wheat-based Belgian-style Blonde Ale that highlights the combination of a Belgian yeast strain with Centennial and Sorachi Ace hops. The chosen hops lend the beer a dynamic aroma “dominated by lemon verbena, grapefruit, cedar, and gardenia flowers.” These notes are then further supported by flavors of “fresh bread, lemongrass, [and] a variety of acidic fruits such as meyer lemon and grapefruit.” At just 4.5% ABV, Bankston 88 comes together as liquid proof “that a session beer can have incredible depth of flavor all while remaining light and undeniably drinkable.”
12 oz. cans of Bankston 88 Belgian Blonde Ale officially rolled out over the weekend with availability in TrimTab’s Tasting Gallery, and distribution will begin later this week when the brewery hosts a Launch Party at The Louis – located in the Pizitz Food Hall (120 19th Street North, Birmingham) – on Thursday, May 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. After the Launch Party, you can expect to find Bankston 88 available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located within the Alabama distribution area of TrimTab Brewing. Prost!
Vital Information for Bankston 88 Belgian Blonde Ale from TrimTab Brewing
Release – Seasonal, cans launch late May 2017
Style – Blonde Ale
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 31
Featured Hops – Centennial & Sorachi Ace
Yeast – Belgian yeast strain
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://trimtabbrewing.com/beers/#beer_locator