TrimTab Brewing Begins Limited Release of Seeds of Society DDH DIPA

TrimTablogoTrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that Seeds of Society, a Limited Release Double Dry-hopped DIPA, is available now for pickup at the brewery.

Dropping as TrimTab’s newest release in its Light Visions Collection of small-batch Hazy and New England IPAs, Seeds of Society is a Double Dry-hopped, Hazy Double India Pale Ale crafted with Spelt, Wheat, HBC 692 and Centennial Hops.  Seeds of Society comes in at 8.5% ABV and is ridiculously “fresh off the line.”

“Plant the seed of positivity into your mind, nourish it daily with love, and happiness will flower, as fear begins to die.”

 

– Leon Edwards

Seeds of Society officially debuted on April 27 and is available for a limited time for pickup at the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing (click here to place your order online). This Limited Release offering is available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans for the cost of $16 each.  There is no word at this time if Seeds of Society will see distribution, but previous Light Visions releases have hit retailers in the past.  Prost!

Vital Information for Seeds of Society from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Light Visions Collection; April 27, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Featured Ingredients – Spelt, Wheat, HBC 692 hops & Centennial hops
COVID-19 Info – The Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing is currently closed, but the brewery is filling orders for pickup. You can place an order online by clicking here.
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans

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TrimTab Brewing Set for Double Release of Martin Denny Complex Sour Ale & Suspended Moments DIPA

TrimTablogoTrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will be treating its fans to a Double Release Weekend featuring Martin Denny Complex, a tiki-inspired Imperial Sour Ale, on Friday, February 21 and Suspended Moments, a Double IPA brewed in collaboration with Heist Brewery (Charlotte, North Carolina) on Saturday, February 22.

Coming out of the brewery’s Beach Club Series as a liquid celebration of piano player and composer Martin Denny (a.k.a. the “father of exotica”), Martin Denny Complex is an Imperial Sour Ale crafted with passionfruit, peach and vanilla.  Clocking in at 7.5% “party by volume,” Martin Denny Complex is sure to remind you that “Life’s a peach, when you’re on the beach!”

A beer that combines all the IPA know-how possessed by TrimTab Brewing and Heist Brewery, Suspended Moments is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale featuring Oat Milk, Mosaic, Cashmere and Vic Secret hops.  Meant to be sipped and shared with your beer lovin’ buddies, Suspended Moments is sure to inspire you to “take a moment . . . to make a moment.”

Martin Denny Complex will debut in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing at noon on February 21 and Suspended Moments will hit the brewery on February 22. Both beers are expected to see limited distribution shortly after their on-site releases.  Look for both of these Limited Release offerings to be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Alabama and Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Martin Denny Complex from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Beach Club Series; February 21, 2020
Style – Imperial Sour Ale
ABV – 7.5%
Added Ingredients – Passionfruit, peach & vanilla
Fun Fact – “This brew is a celebration of piano player and composer, Martin Denny. Best known as the ‘father of exotica’, Denny popularized his brand of lounge music with imaginative rearrangements of popular songs, and original songs that celebrates tiki culture.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

Vital Information for Suspended Moments from TrimTab Brewing & Heist Brewery

Release – Limited; February 22, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – ???
Featured Hops – Mosaic, Cashmere & Vic Secret
Added Ingredients – Oat Milk
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

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TrimTab Brewing & Southern Prohibition Brewing Collaborate on Astronaut Ice Cream Imperial Stout

TrimTabSoProTrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for Astronaut Ice Cream, an Imperial Milk Stout brewed in collaboration with Southern Prohibition Brewing (Hattiesburg, Mississippi), at noon on Saturday, January 18.

Created to capture all of our youthful dreams of space and never-ending desire to get our hands on freeze-dried ice cream, Astronaut Ice Cream is an Imperial Milk Stout brewed with lactose and actual astronaut ice cream sandwiches.  Clocking in at 9% ABV, Astronaut Ice Cream is here to take the Dessert Stout experience to another world.

Astronaut Ice Cream is scheduled to release in in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing at noon on January 18.  This Limited Release offering will be available in 16 oz. cans during the release (while supplies last).  Astronaut Ice Cream is a brewery exclusive release and will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Astronaut Ice Cream from TrimTab Brewing & Southern Prohibition Brewing

Release – Limited; January 18, 2020
Style – Imperial Milk Stout
ABV – 9%
Added Ingredients – Astronaut ice cream sandwiches & lactose
Availability – 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Brewery exclusive release

 

 

TrimTab Brewing Closes Out 2019 with Release of The Original 006 DDH Hazy DIPA

TrimTablogoTrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that The Original 006, its award-winning Double Dry-hopped Hazy Double IPA, will make a surprise return on Tuesday, December 31 as a part of the brewery’s New Year’s Eve festivities.

Revived to stir up some memories as 2019 closes and 2020 brings with it a new decade of opportunities, The Original 006 is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale that establishes a backbone with American 2-Row barley and “an irresponsible amount of fluffy soft oats,” features an “extremely fruit forward” yeast strain, and receives a “massive Double Dry Hop treatment of [the brewery’s] newest and absolute freshest crops of Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin and Simcoe hops.”  With the hop bill supplying “aromas and flavors of ripe, juicy peaches, cantaloupe rind, white grape juice and papaya jam,” The Original 006 offers a “soft and creamy [mouthfeel] reminiscent of pulpy OJ and has an easy-going piney bitterness and deceiving drinkability for its high 8.7% ABV.”

This latest batch of The Original 006 will officially debut in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing at noon on December 31 and is expected to enter distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Alabama and Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for The Original 006 from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Light Visions Collection; December 31, 2019
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.7%
Featured Hops – Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin & Simcoe
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

 

TrimTab Brewing Set for Can Release of Cake Therapy Imperial Stout

TrimTablogoTrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for Cake Therapy Imperial Stout at the brewery on Friday, December 6.

Arriving as the newest slice of happiness to come out of TrimTab Brewing’s Cellar Reserve Series, Cake Therapy is an Imperial Stout “crafted with double chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla icing.”  Coming in at 10% ABV, the decadently sweet Cake Therapy is sure to delight “16 sinfully delicious ounces” at a time.

Cake Therapy will officially release in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing on December 6. This Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans.  There is no word at this time as to whether Cake Therapy will see distribution, but past Cellar Reserve Series offerings have turned up at select craft beer-focused establishments located within TrimTab Brewing’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Cake Therapy from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Cellar Reserve Series; December 6, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 10%
Added Ingredients – Double chocolate, cinnamon & vanilla icing
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Brewery Release; limited distribution is possible if supply allows for it

TrimTab Brewing Treats Fans to Crème de la Crème Brûlée Imperial Stout

TrimTablogoTrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for Crème de la Crème Brûlée Imperial Stout on Friday, November 15.

Surfacing as the latest offering to come out of TrimTab Brewing’s Cellar Reserve Series, Crème de la Crème Brûlée is a crème brûlée-inspired Imperial Stout “crafted with vanilla beans, molasses and crème brûlée coffee.”  Weighing in at a sizable 8.7% ABV, Crème de la Crème Brûlée promises to be “16 ounces of decadence.”

Crème de la Crème Brûlée will officially release in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing on November 15. This Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans.  At this time, there is no word on whether Crème de la Crème Brûlée will see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Crème de la Crème Brûlée from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Cellar Reserve Series; November 15, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 8.7%
Added Ingredients – Vanilla beans, molasses & crème brûlée coffee
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Brewery Release; there is no word on whether this offering will see distribution

 

Tasting Notes: Coco Flamingo DIPA from Wild Leap Brew Co. & TrimTab Brewing

CocoFlamingoPourFor this installment of Tasting Notes, a few cans of Coco Flamingo Double IPA from Wild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) and TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) provide us with a tropical escape from a Tuesday afternoon in the office.

Released at the tail end of June as Wild Leap Brew Co.’s first ever collaboration project and the first beer TrimTab Brewing has brewed in collaboration with a Georgia brewery, Coco Flamingo is a Hazy Double India Pale Ale made with “a blend of tangerine, key lime, and toasted coconut.” Tropical in nature, Coco Flamingo (8% ABV) has “a unique flavor profile” that will most assuredly “take you straight to the islands!”

Coco Flamingo was introduced during the last week of June 2019 and it is possible that a few cans or kegs could still be floating around out there.  Look for this Limited Release to possibly be available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

Now that all the background data has been properly covered, let’s pour up some island vibes and get into these Tasting Notes!

Tasting Notes for Coco Flamingo Double IPA from Wild Leap Brew Co. & TrimTab Brewing

Appearance: A steady pour from a 12 oz. can produces a Double IPA that is a deep, caramelized orange in color and capped with a perfect finger of slightly off-white foam.  When held to direct light, those caramel tones soften to create more of a dark orange-juice-like appearance.  This beer is quite hazy (bordering on murky), leaving it mostly opaque.  Head retention is decent, casually falling to a thin ring that leaves spotty lacing at times.

Aroma:  Notes of sweet tangerine, citrus oils and cedar present themselves as soon as the can is opened.  A distinct lime presence (both juice and zest) then surfaces to further establish the citrus profile while a sweet fruit punch character adds some contrast.  A grace of toasted coconut rests in the background, adding to the beer’s tropical character while providing a bit more sweetness.

Taste:  Tangerine leads the way here as well and is joined by notes of sweet orange juice, mixed berries, pineapple and lime zest.  A beautiful cedar quality then works its way in to provide a citrus-laced woody note.  A touch of vanilla (which we believe is hop sourced) swirls about with the fruitier tones, but that floral sweetness is seemingly only here to provide balance and draw a bit of attention to the toasty malt backbone.  Coconut turns up near the finish, but it translates more like an earthy, semi-sweet coconut water rather than just candied, toasted coconut.  The balance here is on point.

Mouthfeel:  On the full side of medium in body with a mild carbonation, this beer is soft and silky on the palate.  It does lean to the juicy/sweet side at times, but the hops kick in with some bright lime notes and sharp cedar tones to push things back into the area of balance. The 8% ABV is unbelievably tame, and that keeps drinkability super high.  The aftertaste reads as a sip of coconut water with a twist of tangerine.

Final Thoughts:  On paper, a “Coconut, Tangerine & Lime DIPA” sounds like it could be either one of two things:

  1. A mess
  2. A heavenly concoction that will leave us wondering why there are not more in existence

Luckily, Wild Leap and TrimTab put their heads together and came up with a way to ensure that the second option would unquestionably apply to Coco Flamingo.  It appears they pulled this off by having a deft hand with the added toasted coconut and letting the Sabro and Lotus hops provide the majority of the coconut and vanilla notes. This (along with that surprisingly clutch note of cedar) provides balance and allows the coconut notes to translate as natural (instead of artificial or sun-tan-lotion-like).  Sure, this means that the overall experience reads more as an exotic Double IPA rather than a super sweet tropical cocktail, but we all showed up here for a Double IPA anyway.  All in all, Coco Flamingo is an incredibly well-composed beer that is a beautiful pairing for any summer day.  Prost!

TrimTab Brewing Brings the Beach Vibes with Limited Release of Mango Colada

TrimTabMangoColada2TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that Mango Colada Imperial Sour Ale will join the brewery’s Beach Club Series with a Limited Release beginning on Friday, July 12.

Here to keep TrimTab Brewing’s Beach Club Series of “tiki and cocktail influenced sour ales” rolling through summer, Mango Colada is an Imperial Sour Ale that has been “fermented with [a] fruity expressive yeast . . . and conditioned . . . on hundreds of pounds of toasted coconut, fresh citrusy key lime purée, and tropical soft mango.”  Coming in at a “deceivingly smooth and drinkable” 8% ABV, Mango Colada is a “spirit of quality” that will surely inspire you to “create a Summer you love.”

Mango Colada will debut in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing on July 12 and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-friendly retailers located in Alabama and Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Mango Colada from TrimTab Brewing 

Release – Limited/Beach Club Series; launching July 12, 2019
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 8%
Added Ingredients – Mango, toasted coconut & key lime
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

Wild Leap Brew Co. & TrimTab Brewing Collaborate on Coco Flamingo DIPA

WildLeapTrimTabWild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Coco Flamingo Double IPA, an exciting new collaboration with TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama), during the last week of June.

Arriving as Wild Leap Brew Co.’s first ever collaboration project and the first beer TrimTab Brewing has brewed in collaboration with a Georgia brewery, Coco Flamingo is a Hazy Double India Pale Ale made with “a blend of tangerine, key lime, and toasted coconut.” Tropical in nature, Coco Flamingo (8% ABV) has “a unique flavor profile” that will most assuredly “take you straight to the islands!”

“Alongside the fresh fruit elements, the Sabro and Lotus hops embody the strong toasted coconut and orange, fruit punch flavor profiles in this beer,” explains Luke Garner, Head Brewer of TrimTab. “Without being sweet, it is the perfect marriage of a double IPA and a pina colada.”

Coco Flamingo Double IPA will debut in Georgia during the last week of June and is scheduled to roll out in Alabama and Tennessee the first week of July.  This Limited Release offering will be available in 12 oz. cans and on draft as long as supplies last. To promote this collaboration project, Wild Leap and TrimTab plan to “hold on-premise collaborative events at select craft beer retailers, featuring a number of their own offerings in addition to their lovechild – Coco Flamingo.”  For more information on these collaborative events, make sure to keep an eye on both breweries’ social media channels.  Prost!

Vital Information for Coco Flamingo Double IPA from Wild Leap Brew Co. & TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited; launching the last week of June 2019
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
Featured Hops – Sabro & Lotus
Added Ingredients – Tangerine, key lime & toasted coconut
Fun Fact #1 – “As new craft breweries, Wild Leap and TrimTab have both made aggressive introductions into the national beer community. TrimTab was voted Best Brewery in Birmingham, their flagship sour brought home a GABF medal, and their Original 006 IPA was ranked as a top beer in the country by Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine, Thrillist, and Forbes within the last year. Wild Leap was recently named Best New Brewery in the USA Today.

Fun Fact #2 – On the can artwork: “Along with their similarities in brewing style, TrimTab and Wild Leap both share fun, bright, creative styles. The Coco Flamingo can is no different, featuring vivid colors that epitomize the relaxed, optimistic styles that both breweries embody.”
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Georgia & Tennessee 

 

 

TrimTab Brewing Sets Release Date for Southern Sphere Hazy Double IPA

TrimTabSouthernSphereposterTrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Light Visions: Southern Sphere, a Southern Hemisphere Double Dry-Hopped Hazy Double IPA, at noon on Friday, April 26.

Arriving as the newest installment in TrimTab’s Light Visions Collection of small-batch hazy and New England IPAs, Southern Sphere is a New England-style India Pale Ale that is supported by “a grain bill [of] clean Pilsner malt, as many fluffy flaked oats as possible and just a touch of lactose to produce the ideal mouthfeel for this style.” The beer was then hit with a “fruit-forward yeast strain” and double dry-hopped with 100% New Zealand hops – Wakatu, Pacifica and Nelson Sauvin.  Coming in at 7.5% ABV, Southern Sphere promises to supply its drinker with a “REAL smooth” experience filled with “overwhelming flavor notes and aromas of citrusy tangerine pulp, apricot marmalade, HUGE sauvignon blanc grape vibes and kiwi like resin, all rounded out with lower bitterness and a creamy mouthfeel.”

Light Visions: Southern Sphere will officially debut in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing at noon on Friday, April 26.  This Limited Release offering will have availability in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft.  It is not yet known if this offering will see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Light Visions: Southern Sphere from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Light Visions Series; April 26, 2019
Style – New England-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.5%
Featured Hops – Wakatu, Pacifica & Nelson Sauvin
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft