Wild Leap Brew Co. Dreams of Spring, Releases Prize Inside Cracker Jack Stout

wildleaplogoWild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that the Limited Release of Prize Inside Cracker Jack Stout will begin during the second week of February 2019.

Developed to get us all ready for spring training, Prize Inside is a decadent, Cracker Jack-inspired American Stout “brewed with the iconic flavor combination of caramel, peanuts and dreams of the big leagues.”  Coming in at a comforting 8.5% ABV, Prize Inside boasts “a roasted, full bodied flavor” that is guaranteed “to get you through those last weeks of winter.”

“As spring and baseball season approach, we wanted to incorporate flavors of some of our favorite memories,” shares Rob Goldstein, Co-Founder. “Prize Inside brought our current love of beer and our lifelong love of baseball into one delicious brew.”

Prize Inside Cracker Jack Stout launches during the week of February 11 and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in and around the Atlanta, LaGrange, Newnan, Peachtree City, Columbus, Athens, Gainesville and Augusta areas of Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Prize Inside Cracker Jack Stout from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Release – Limited, second week of February 2019
Style – American Stout
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 30
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – This offering will be available in following areas of Georgia: Atlanta, LaGrange, Newnan, Peachtree City, Columbus, Athens, Gainesville & Augusta 
Beer Finder – http://www.wildleap.com/beer-finder/

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Tasting Notes: Truck Chaser – Creamsicle DIPA from Wild Leap Brew Co.

WildLeapTCPourFor this edition of Tasting Notes, we treat ourselves to a little end of the week indulgence by getting into a pour of Truck Chaser – Creamsicle Double IPA from Wild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia).

Introduced back in mid-January, Wild Leap Brew Co.’s Truck Chaser Series – a tongue-in-cheek homage to all those craft beer fanatics that tirelessly pound the streets in search of the most elusive brews out there – is a new, Limited Release lineup of playful takes on the Double India Pale Ale style.  Truck Chaser – Creamsicle, the inaugural release in the series, is “brewed with a flavor combination of ripe orange, vanilla bean and milk sugar.” Somehow both decadent and refreshing, Truck Chaser – Creamsicle (8.1% ABV) will have you thinking you are enjoying “a creamsicle straight from the ice cream truck.”

Truck Chaser – Creamsicle is out now with plans to hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in and around the Atlanta, LaGrange, Newnan, Peachtree City, Columbus, Athens, Gainesville and Augusta areas of Georgia.

Alright . . . now that we have properly covered the particulars behind Truck Chaser – Creamsicle, let’s crack open a can and relive some ice-cream-truck-fueled memories over some Tasting Notes!

Tasting Notes for Truck Chaser – Creamsicle Double IPA from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Appearance: A vigorous pour produces a beer that is somewhat murky, dark orange in color and topped with a faint, fizzy half finger of white foam.  When held to direct light, the orange brightens a touch but does not really gain any vibrancy.  The beer is cloudy and opaque, but sporadic pops of carbonation can still be observed pushing their way through at times.  Head retention is nearly nonexistent as the foam completely disappears almost as soon as the pour settles.

Aroma:  The aromatics begin with a bright, green/fresh hoppy presence that is both citrusy and earthy.  A distinct presence of orange zest and juice then quickly moves in to act the perfect bridge between the hops and a soft vanilla tone that turns up at the very end of the profile.

Taste:  Mirroring the nose, the flavor opens with a pronounced hop presence featuring a sharp citrus note and bitter bite.  A wonderfully juicy orange quality settles in, bringing with it fresh notes of peel, zest, juice and citrus oils.  Vanilla and sweet cream then saturate the finish, locking in just enough cutting sweetness to create that distinct creamsicle experience.

Mouthfeel:  This DIPA is medium to full bodied with a softer carbonation level, creating a nice and creamy texture. Across the palate, this beer moves easily between hop-sourced bitterness and fruity sweetness to find a lovely balance that never tips too far in either direction.  The 8.1% ABV is well hidden, but it does sneak in a gentle warmth that builds in the chest.  Citrus hop notes are left to linger in the aftertaste.

Final Thoughts:  All in all, we were happily surprised to find that Truck Chaser – Creamsicle Double IPA lands in a nice place somewhere between a real deal, hop-laden Double IPA experience and the tamer/more accessible world of the Milkshake IPA.  The hops in this beer do take the lead and have quite a bit of presence, making it so you really need to hold some love for their delightful bite to enjoy this one.  With that said, it still follows through with more than enough juicy sweetness, vanilla creaminess, and luscious texture to nail the creamsicle notes and properly represent the Milkshake IPA style.  Basically, it translates as if you are chasing sips of Double IPA with a couple bites of creamsicle . . . and who could be mad at that?  Be sure to check out Truck Chaser – Creamsicle before its limited run comes to an end.  Prost!

Wild Leap Brew Co. Releases Alpha Abstraction Double IPA – Vol. 5

wildleaplogoWild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that it will release the fifth installment in its incredibly popular Alpha Abstraction Double IPA series during the last week of January 2019.

Arriving as the latest release in Wild Leap’s “artistic and experimental” series of Double India Pale Ales, Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 5 is the first of the series – and first Wild Leap beer ever – to be brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops.  Directly sourced out of New Zealand, these gorgeous hops “give the beer a subtle bitterness with a fresh fruit aroma that can resemble white wine, fresh gooseberry, and tropical flavors.”  Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 5 clocks in at 8% ABV.

As far as the artwork goes, the “ever-changing buffalo” design on the can for this Alpha Abstraction release features a photograph of the street art displayed in the Krog Street Tunnel in the Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta.  Since both of Wild Leap’s founders began their careers in Atlanta, this design acts as their nod to “the creative, ever changing” nature that the city shares with the Alpha Abstraction series.

“First and foremost, we want to always make great beer,” shares Chris Elliott, Head Brewer at Wild Leap Brew Co. “But beer is supposed to be fun, fresh, something that is ever changing. That is what the Alpha series has been for us – a way to mix things up, and try new hops.”

Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 5 will officially launch during the last week of January and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located within Wild Leap’s distribution area in Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 5 from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Release – Limited; final week of January 2019
Style – Double India Pale Ale 
ABV – 8%
Featured Hops – Nelson Sauvin
Fun Fact – On the name of this beer series: “The ‘alpha’ in the Alpha Abstraction name refers to the alpha acids in hops. Playing with the alpha acid content is what gives a beer it’s wonderful aromas and level of bitterness. And double dry hopping is an art form, if somewhat of an abstract one.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – This offering will be available in following areas of Georgia: Atlanta, LaGrange, Newnan, Peachtree City, Columbus, Athens, Gainesville & Augusta 
Beer Finder – http://www.wildleap.com/beer-finder/

 

Wild Leap Brew Co. Sends Truck Chaser Creamsicle DIPA Out for Limited Release

wl_individpage_truckchaser-400x520Wild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has announced that it will officially launch its Truck Chaser Double IPA Series during the second week of January with the Limited Release of Truck Chaser – Creamsicle.

Sporting a name that is a tongue-in-cheek homage to all those craft beer fanatics that tirelessly pound the streets in search of the most elusive brews out there, the Truck Chaser Series is Wild Leap’s new lineup of playful takes on the Double India Pale Ale style.  Truck Chaser – Creamsicle, the inaugural release in the series, is “brewed with a flavor combination of ripe orange, vanilla bean and milk sugar.”  Somehow both decadent and refreshing, Truck Chaser – Creamsicle (8.1% ABV) will have you thinking you are enjoying “a creamsicle straight from the ice cream truck.”

“We’ve had a lot of fun with this beer,” says Wild Leap co-founder Anthony Rodriguez. “We took an indulgence of our past and brewed the flavors into a hoppy, hazy Double IPA. It wasn’t that long ago that my friends and I chased the ice cream truck, not the beer truck.”

 

“We have always enjoyed experimenting with new beers and the flavor profiles of different hops,” shares head brewer Chris Elliott. “The Truck Chaser series is an opportunity for us to have fun and brew some really delicious beer.”

Truck Chaser – Creamsicle is rolling out now and will stick around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in and around the Atlanta, LaGrange, Newnan, Peachtree City, Columbus, Athens, Gainesville and Augusta areas of Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Truck Chaser – Creamsicle Double IPA from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Release – Limited/Truck Chaser Series, mid-January 2019
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.1%
IBUs – 47
Added Ingredients – Orange, vanilla bean & milk sugar
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – This offering will be available in following areas of Georgia: Atlanta, LaGrange, Newnan, Peachtree City, Columbus, Athens, Gainesville & Augusta 
Beer Finder – http://www.wildleap.com/beer-finder/

Wild Leap Brew Co. Closes Out 2018 with Three Limited Releases

WildLeapAmericanBlackberryWild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that will introduce three new Limited Releases this holiday season: American Blackberry Ale, Alpha Abstraction Double IPA – Volume 4, and Solid Ground Cold Brew Coffee Stout.

Released in late November to kick off Wild Leap’s end-of-the-year barrage, American Blackberry is a Fruit Beer/Blackberry Ale “designed to taste like a piece of homemade blackberry pie.”  The brewery pulled this off by fermenting the beer with “1,400 pounds of blackberries” to create “a distinct freshness paired with rich cinnamon.” (ABV – 6.5%, IBUs – 20)

“The crisp weather and holiday spirit that surrounds this season influenced us to brew a beer that has a familiar and cozy feel,” explains Rob Goldstein, co-founder of Wild Leap. “It reminds you of the flavors of home, while helping you survive it.”

Next up, we have the latest release in Wild Leap’s wildly-popular Alpha Abstraction Series of juicy, double dry-hopped India Pale Ales.  Alpha Abstraction- Vol. 4 is the first of the series to feature Denali hops and comes in at 8% ABV and 35 IBUs.

“For the Alpha series, we search for hop varieties that are fruity and juicy,” explains Head Brewer, Chris Elliott. “Denali has citrus, pineapple, and pine characteristics that work well with this beer, and the hop is high in essential oils so you can expect a bigger and bolder aroma compared to other hop varieties.”

The final Wild Leap release of 2018 will be Solid Ground, a Cold Brew Coffee Stout “fermented with fresh Colombian coffee brewed right in the Wild Leap brewhouse, and roasted malts.”  Weighing in at a big and toasty 8.8% ABV, Solid Ground is “smooth and balanced and is an ideal refreshment beside a big roaring fire on a cold winter day.”

American Blackberry is available now and Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 4 and Solid Ground will both debut on December 7 at a Double Release Party hosted by Wild Leap Brew Co.  All three offerings will be available as long as supplies last in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in and around the Atlanta, LaGrange, Newnan, Peachtree City, Columbus, Athens, Gainesville and Augusta areas of Georgia. Prost!

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Wild Leap Brew Co. Set to Release American Cherry Pie Ale

WL_IndividPage_AmericanCherryWild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that it will soon begin the “extremely limited release” of American Cherry, a cherry pie-inspired ale.

Meant to mimic the comforting flavors found in a slice of homemade cherry pie, American Cherry is brewed with “fermented sweet and tart cherries and cinnamon” to result in a Fruit Beer that “is slightly tart, has a well-balanced malt profile and a mild bitterness.” Coming in at 6.5% ABV, American Cherry promises to be “the perfect choice for the cool fall nights” ahead.

“We wanted a fuller-bodied fruited ale suited for the weather change,” said Head Brewer, Chris Elliott. “Since we recently debuted a stout and an IPA, this was a great way to enhance our current lineup.”

 

“Homemade cherry pie is an American classic, so we decided to give it some prominence in the craft beer world,” shared Elliott. “The complex malt bill mimics pie crust flavors and the combination of Tart Cherries and Sweet Dark Cherries tastes great with cinnamon. These flavors really work together.”

American Cherry will officially roll out “before the end of the month” and hang around only as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in and around the Atlanta, LaGrange, Newnan, Peachtree City, Columbus, Athens, Gainesville, and Augusta areas of Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for American Cherry from Wild Leap Brew Co. 

Release – Limited, late October 2018
Style – Fruit Beer
ABV – 6.5%
IBUs – 20
Added Ingredients – Cinnamon & 1000 lbs. of sweet and tart cherries 
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – This offering will be available in following areas of Georgia: Atlanta, LaGrange, Newnan, Peachtree City, Columbus, Athens, Gainesville & Augusta 
Beer Finder – http://www.wildleap.com/beer-finder/

Wild Leap Brew Co. Hits October with Two Limited Release Beers

WildLeapLogo.pngWild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that Rollin’ Deep Cinnamon Roll Stout and the third volume in its incredibly popular Alpha Abstraction Double IPA series will both debut during the second week of October 2018.

Arriving as Wild Leap’s first canned stout, Rollin’ Deep is a cinnamon roll-inspired treat “brewed with rich caramel and chocolate malts and cinnamon.” Clocking in at a warming 8.5% ABV, Rollin’ Deep boasts a “straight-from-the-food-court, sticky bun flavor” that will pair beautifully with the “cooler autumn days” ahead.

“With fall approaching, we wanted a beer that was perfect for football games and bonfires,” said co-founder and CEO Anthony Rodriguez. “We’ve always served a variety of stouts in our tap room, but this one was way too good to keep to ourselves.”

If sweet Pastry Stouts are not your thing, fear not because Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 3 will be released alongside Rollin’ Deep to satisfy all the hop fiends out there.  This Double India Pale Ale employs the use of Mosaic hops – the first of the Alpha Abstraction Series to do so – to “provide a nice mix or fresh mango, citrus, and very complex tropical aromas.” Although Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 3 “has a different flavor profile from anything [Wild Leap has] brewed before”, this “big, juicy, balanced Double IPA” (8% ABV) will most assuredly still appeal to “connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike.”

Rollin’ Deep and Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 3 will launch at a Double Release Party at Wild Leap Brew Co. on October 12 and will also enter distribution at or around that date.  You can expect to find these two Limited Release offerings available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in and around the Atlanta, LaGrange, Newnan, Peachtree City, Columbus, Athens, Gainesville, and Augusta areas of Georgia.  Prost!

Wild Leap Brew Co. Set to Release Vol. 2 of Alpha Abstraction Double IPA

WildLeapLogoWild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that it will release the second volume in its wildly-popular Alpha Abstraction Double IPA series during the week of July 30.

After the first release in the Alpha Abstraction Double IPA series became “Wild Leap’s fastest selling beer in their history” and earned a ranking as one of the top-rated beers in the state of Georgia, Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 2 is now ready for release and plans to keep that trend going with a new hop bill showcasing Citra and Galaxy hops.  This recipe allows Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 2 (8% ABV) to pick up “distinct passionfruit, pineapple and citrus aromas” from the Galaxy hops while Citra lends the experience “a lot of delicate, fruity characteristics, including lime, grapefruit, mango and bright orange.”

Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 2 will officially debut at a Release Party at Wild Leap Brew Co. on Friday, August 3 and will enter distribution at or around that date.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Wild Leap’s distribution area in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Alpha Abstraction – Vol. 2 from Wild Leap Brew Co.

Release – Limited, week of July 30, 2018
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
Featured Hops – Citra & Galaxy
Fun Fact – On the name of this beer series: “The “alpha” in the Alpha Abstraction name refers to the alpha acids in hops. Playing with the alpha acid content is what gives a beer it’s wonderful aromas and level of bitterness. And double dry hopping is an art form, if somewhat of an abstract one.”

Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – This offering will be available in following areas of Georgia: Atlanta, LaGrange, Newnan, Peachtree City, Columbus, Athens, Gainesville & Augusta 
Beer Finder – http://www.wildleap.com/beer-finder/