Category Archives: beer releases

 

SweetWater Brewing Company turns 15 this year. They will be releasing an anniversary brew in honor of their 15th birthday. Also, there will be a party on February 18th at the brewery. Click on the image above  for more info on the party. More info on the anniversary brew as it comes.

 

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale cans update

We have all been waiting on Sierra Nevadas Pale Ale to be canned ever since we heard news of it. The brewery gave news that they started rolling off the canning line yesterday. Up next: Torpedo IPA tallboys! Cheers!

2012 CCB Hunaphu Day Info

If you’re going to Cigar City Brewing(FL) Hunahpu’s Day (pick me up a bottle please?!?), here is some info gathered from their blog:

On Saturday, March 10th, we will be releasing Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. Just like the previous two times we’ve released it, we’re going to devote the day to its release.

Here are the most important things to know that everyone is asking us:

– The event starts at 11am, when the tasting room opens up as usual.
– The bottles will go on sale at 3:30pm.
– The bottles are $20 per bottle.
– There is a 3 bottle limit per person.
– Wristbands will be utilized just like last year. When entering the gate to the event, you will be asked for your I.D. If you’re over 21, you will get one wristband. If you want to purchase bottles of Hunahpu’s, you will get another one. Your Hunahpu’s wristband will be cut once you’ve purchased the bottles.
– All bottle sales will be cash only.
– The bottle limit will end at 7:30pm. If there are any bottles remaining, you will be able to purchase any amount of bottles you want, regardless of whether you’ve purchased any before or not.
– We will have several different stations to purchase the bottles of Hunahpu’s starting at 3:30, so it should be quicker and easier than previous years.
– No growlers of any kind will be sold during the day. And no sample flights as well.
– There will also be no tours on this day at all. Expect Friday to be fairly busy as well, so if you wish to plan a tour for that weekend, you should book it now.

Some pretty awesome things to consider for this year’s event:

– The entire parking lot will be wet-zoned and closed off for the event. Meaning, there will be no parking at all on our property.
– There will be parking available at the IRS building at 3848 W. Columbus Drive.
– There will be a shuttle service for that parking lot to the brewery that starts at 9am and runs throughout the day.
– There are several local hotels around us who will be offering shuttle services as well, and it might be a good idea to get a room there. We will soon be offering special codes to use at these hotels.
– We plan to have a whole slew of different food trucks on premise serving up great food. In addition there will also be several other food vendors.
– Live music and other entertainment!
– The tasting room will be accepting credit cards on drinks. Almost everything else will be cash only, so be prepared!
– There will be an ATM available.
– We again expect the local homebrew clubs to be pouring some of their finest beers.
– We will be providing fresh Cuban coffee and bread for those who wish to queue up before the event opens at 11am.
– Feel free to bring beers to share with everyone. We encourage this behavior, especially if you share with CCB employees!

We plan to have several guest beers and other exciting stuff on tap, as well as, of course, our own offerings. Those special beers will be announced at a later date (ya know, when we figure out what we have and don’t have).

SweetWater Crank Tank Rye’d becomes year round

After taking home a medal from the 2011 GABF, the rye’d ale that benefits Camp Twin Lakes is going to be a year round release in 2012. The name is changing to lowRYEder, will be released in their seasonal Tacklebox, then hitting the sixers in June/July. Another Crank Tank that is yet to be announced will be hitting shelves this fall.

SweetWater 420 IPA bottled this week!

I don’t know about you guys, but I am extremely STOKED to try this super hopped up version of their staple 420 extra pale ale. Which is GREAT, because it’s being bottled this week and I am sure the local market will be seeing it very soon.

Fresh Hop, Prickly Passion, and Cocoa Mole

I’m sure this will see it’s rounds in Georgia soon. I hope.

New Belgium Brewing rounds out their 2011 Lips of Faith series with these 2 new releases: Fresh Hop India Pale Ale and Prickly Passion Saison.   These releases follow the recent and very popular Clutch and Kick Lips Of Faith releases.

Fresh Hop India Pale Ale – IPA, 7% ABV, 70 IBUs.  Packs a citrus punch of Amarillo, Centennial and Cascade hops, straight off the vine in Washington State.  This brazen and deliciously bitter IPA pours deeply golden with the slight haze of a really hoppy beer.  The array of hops gives a sharp blast, but the finish is light and dry.

Prickly Passion Saison – Saison, 8.5% ABV.  In a fruit medley of passion fruit and prickly pear, Prickly Passion Saison is New Belgium’s return to farmhouse ales.  The fruit juices combine with the tropical esters of an earthy Saison yeast, creating a broad and reaching mango-like character.  Deemed “ostentatiously amber,” this Lips selection is guaranteed to provoke the palate.

Hops: Target, Liberty
Malts: Pale, C-80
Fruits: Prickly Pear, Passionfruit

“We opted not to make our fourth quarter Lips selections exceptionally wintery or heavy,” said New Belgium brewer Grady Hull.  “Instead, we are hosting a hops harvest party and bringing uncommon fruit selections to the table, both of which sparkle with holiday flavor.”What? No stouts? It’s wintertime!

Availability: 22oz bombers, November-February

New addition to New Belgium Brewing.

Say hola to a spiced up ale full of cocoa, and ancho, guajillo, chipotle peppers, but don’t fear the head, because plenty of caramel and chocolate malts bring a smooth, complex flavor, scents of cinnamon when poured will have a saying “idle for mole!”

Style: Chili Beer Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: 2012

9% ABV

Bells Harvest Ale

 

Bell’s Brewing’s Hop Harvest has Eccentric Cafe release written all over it.  It’s a 750ml release, and bottle size is limited (450 bottles.) Other releases in the 750ml format include Sparkling Ale, The Wild One, Quinannan Falls Lager, Golden Rye Ale, Raspberry Ale, Wedding Ale.

The beer is obviously a fresh hopped beer (hop harvest) pale or IPA .

Availability: 750ml bottles

Arrival: hellifanyoneknows

I want to be a part of this Celebration!

If you have had the 12oz. bottle, you more than likely would be happy to take one of these 101oz bottles of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale! I know I sure do! HOWEVER, these very large and in charge bottles are just an experiment. They are not for retail sale. But until then just pick some up from your local bottle shop before it’s all gone!

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