Tallgrass Updating Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat, Zombie Monkie & 8-Bit Pale Ale & More

26 August 2016

We’ve been holding off on this one…but here’s the word from Tallgrass:

As our brewery has grown, evolved and expanded into new markets over the years, we've taken great pride in our beers and brands. Since making the switch from bottles to 16 oz. tallboy cans in 2010, delicious beers like 8-Bit Pale Ale, Buffalo Sweat and Zombie Monkie have become fan favorites.  

While our cans have always had a look as unique as each name, feedback we've received indicates that they sometimes aren't easy to find on the shelf -- nor has it been clear to consumers they're all made by Tallgrass.

To fix that, we've come up with a new can design that creates a more cohesive look for our beer cans.  This new design makes the Tallgrass Brewing Company brands more identifiable as Tallgrass, while staying true to the fun spirit of our brands. These new cans will start hitting shelves later this fall.   

We're excited to share these new designs, and look forward to seeing more consistent brands in the market with our consistently remarkable beers.

We brought you the first peek…and now today we get to see some more updated packaging coming from Tallgrass Brewing.  This is Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat and you’re looking at the 12oz & 16oz cans.  This beer remains at 5.2%-AbV (the latest packaging below puts this beer at 5%-AbV).  We also have the new cans for Zombie Monkey robust porter (6.2%-AbV)  and 8-Bit Pale Ale (5.2%-AbV).

New Beer: Flyin' Hawaiian

The next release in the Explorer Series is the Flyin' Hawaiian, an 8.4%  Double IPA brewed with Columbus, Falconer's Flight, Pacific Gem and Mandarina Bavaria hops, creating a tasty interplay between earthy and pine notes with citrus, dark berries and tropical fruit. A burst of fresh pineapple purée enhances the hops with an extra layer of tropical flavors, while the simple malt bill allows the hops to shine.

The Flyin' Hawaiian, which is in 16 oz. 4-packs, and 1/2 bbl and 1/6 bbl kegs, has shipped out to markets in Tallgrass' 17-state distribution and will begin hitting shelves during the next several weeks. All future Explorer Series releases from Tallgrass will be packaged in this same configuration.

New Package: Buffalo Sweat 12-Packs

A perennial favorite, Buffalo Sweat oatmeal cream stout will begin to roll out in 12-packs of 12 oz. cans in September and October, and will be available for shipments year-round.

And in just a few weeks, we'll start brewing the winter variety, Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat, a Bronze Medal Winner in the 2016 World Beer Cup, for release in late October.

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