Today we get to see the new 750ml bottle coming from the Alesmith Specialty Series for Speedway Stout with Vietnamese Coffee. This beer uses the now beer-famous Ca Phe Sua Da Vietnamese coffee and it will come in at 12% ABV.
Here’s a quick look at a possible 2nd location for Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville, FL. Intuition is planning a new 20,2000 square foot brewery and 2,500 square foot taproom on the sit of the former Forest Park on Forest St just off Rt. 95.
Two interesting new keg labels coming from Southern Tier Brewing today as we get to see Steve Farmhouse Ale (5.2% ABV) and Sonnet Saison (5.6% ABV). Stay tuned for details.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(May 15, 2013/mbb/) -
Howe Sound Brewing Co. won two golds, silver and a bronze in the Canadian Brewing Awards on May 11, 2013.
Howe Sound Brewing Company, from Squamish, BC, won across four broad styles of beer-lager, ale, stout and German wheat, at the Canadian Brewing Awards, held in Victoria, BC. The Canadian Brewing Awards are Canada's premiere beer competition, judging beers from across Canada in 38 style categories. This year, 120 Canadian breweries from coast to coast competed with BC breweries taking home 35 awards.
Howe Sound won awards for the following beers: King Heffy -Imperial Hefeweizen (Gold), Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout (Gold), Devil's Elbow IPA (Silver), Howe Sound Lager (Bronze)
Howe Sound Brewery Manager, Paul Wilson, Head Brewer Franco Corno and Brewer Logan Moore attended the awards ceremony in Victoria. "The CBA is becoming extremely competitive with more breweries entering and competing. BC breweries continue to perform well and it was incredible to see our beers win in a cross section of diverse styles and categories. We are certainly very proud that our beers performed so well in a national blind-tasting competition. It is great to be a part of the exciting times of the growing craft beer industry and see the acceptance of craft beers." Corno said.
Our gold medal winning King Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen is set to be released in BC and Ontario Government liquor stores at the end of May 2013.
Howe Sound Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery located in Squamish, BC., brewing 26 different artisan ales and distributing a full-range of lagers and ales in Canada specifically Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Newfoundland and the United States specifically Washington.
Two new exciting labels coming from Paradox Beer Co today. Up first is the Paradise Nines IPA project release called The Tripel Double Ameri-Belgo Golden IPA ale aged in wine barrels (750ml 7% ABV). Next we have a new Non Fatal Souls Stout Project release called Whiskey Barrel Hell for Stout Ameri-Belgo Stout aged in Whiskey Barrels (750ml Bottle, 9% ABV).
A year after introducing American consumers to Stiegl Radler Grapefruit, Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. will now import the refreshing drink in cans. The family-owned and operated distributor saw huge success last year with the US launch of the Stiegl Radler Grapefruit. Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. is excited to help Stiegl Brewery, Austria’s leading privately owned brewery, reintroduce the new container for the juice-lager to select states across the US just in time for the summer.
“We’re thrilled to introduce Stiegl Radler Grapefruit in cans just in time for the warm weather,” says Jerry Glunz, general manager at Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. “A Radler is a refreshing summer drink, blending full-flavored lager and real fruit juice, similar to an English shandy. It’s refreshing, low in alcohol, and now in the perfect container for whatever the summer entails.”
Christopher Losmann, export director at Stiegl, says, “Up until now, we have only sold Stiegl Radler Grapefruit in bottles, but it has proven so popular that we have decided to provide a 17 oz. can for USA markets. We’re especially excited to introduce this new format with Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. after the incredible success of last year’s launch.”
The Stiegl Radler Grapefruit is made with 100% natural ingredients and real fruit juice. A mixture of grapefruit, orange, and lemon juice gives the beverage a unique and aromatic freshness, as well its cloudy complexion. Mixing Stiegl’s signature Goldbräu lager with real fruit juice produces a refined bitterness, with a soft and pleasing fruity flavor. With only 180 calories per can and 2.0% ABV, the Stiegl Radler Grapefruit is an ideal drink for those looking for a light malt beverage. In fact, the German translation of “Radler” is “cyclist,” and the beer is often referred to as a “bicycle beer” because bicyclists prefer this style of beer as they bike the Alps.
The canned version of the Stiegl Radler Grapefruit is now available in states across the US including Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin through Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. distributors. With even more states projected to carry the cans this summer, be sure to ask for Stiegl Radler Grapefruit at your local retailer. For more information, visit www.glunzbeers.com.
Today we get to see the new 12oz bottle label coming from 3 Guys & A Beer’d for their Malarky Irish Style Red Ale.
18 May 2013
Thank you to Innis & Gunn for sending me an advanced sample of their new Canadian Cherrywood Finish Ale. This small batch beer is a scotch ale aged for 49 days over Canadian Black Cherrywood. To finish the beer, Innis & Gunn adds maple syrup
post maturation when the beer is in cold conditioning.
First off I just have to say that this beer is simply beautiful to look at. The color is decidedly amber and almost red, and the clarity just makes it look gorgeous. I’m never a fan of clear bottles, but in this case it really does show off the beauty of the beer. So how does it taste?
This beer to my palate is pretty unique. The first thing that strikes you is the earthy & malty aroma. Pleasant, but leaning toward the scents of spices and oak with a slightly tart scent. It pours with a medium head, and the body is slightly lighter than I expected, but still very satisfying. While this beer is a Scotch ale at it’s heart, the malty flavors are a little more subdued by the strong presence of wood, but it’s all balanced nicely by the maple syrup giving it a toffee-like finish. There are certainly hops on board, but they are softer and more hidden behind the sweet maple syrup and caramel finish…and the beer definitely hides it’s 8.3% ABV really well.
All in all this is a really unique beer with a lot of different flavors going on. There is complexity with temperature, so be sure to let it warm a bit and be sure to simply enjoy how good it looks before you enjoy how well it drinks.
Thank you again to everyone at Innis & Gunn for giving me the chance to try an early sample as this beer hits the U.S.
Southern Tier is showing off some Blackwater Series updates. First off the packaging has been updated as you can see from the new Plum Noir label below. Stay tuned fro Crème Brulee & Choklat to return in new packaging, and a new Warlock Imperial Pumpkin Stout to follow this fall. I’m a bit sad to report that Jah-va will go on hiatus and not return in 2013.
Today we get to see the new 750ml bottle label for Alesmith Old Ale--2013 British-Style Ale. This beer was originally brewed in 2005 as the first release in the Alesmith Decadence series, and it can be aged for up to 20 years according to Alesmith. Look for Old Ale to come in at a big 11% ABV and stay tuned fro release details.
From Fort Collins:
Fort Collins, CO) – Fort Collins Brewing, makers of Chocolate Stout, Red Banshee, and Rocky Mountain IPA, have three new beers on tap in their Tasting Room this week.
Weizenbock, part of the limited release Tap Club series, combines the rich flavors of a dunkelweizen (dark fruit, wheat, banana, clove, and chocolate, to name a few) with the strength and body of a bock. Not only dark, this unfiltered style receives its characteristic cloudiness from suspended yeast and the high protein count of wheat malt. The signature banana and clove nose of this tremendously complex beer comes from its unique yeast strain developed in Bavaria.
Weizenbock has an ABV of 8.3% and 25 IBUs
Happy Pils, another member of the Tap Club series, is a continental Pils that is light and slightly sweet on the tongue and finishes with refreshing dryness without being overly bitter. Perfect for the warm days of early summer, which finally seems to have arrived in the Front Range.
Happy Pils has an ABV of 5.3% and 19 IBUs.
Collusion Project in which all breweries in the City of Fort Collins took part to celebrate American Craft Beer Week. All breweries started out with same malt bill and collaborated with two other breweries to select the yeast, hops, and additional malts. FCB’s version, created with the help of Black Bottle Brewery and Coopersmith’s, features Apple wood and Cherry wood smoked malts to add just a hint of smoke and was aged on French Oak chips to add a black tea spice flavor. Be sure to try all the Collusion beers across Fort Collins!
All three beers are in limited supply, so those who want to get their hands on them are advised not to delay.
Here’s an exciting new Pac-Man style label coming from Mikkeller & 3 Floyds for Blå Spøgelse (Blue Ghost) 2013 Blueberry Lambic. This sour ale brewed with blueberries & aged in oak barrels will be packaged in 750ml bottles at DeProef and come in at 7.7% ABV.