The Bruery Announces 2017 Release Calendar

From The Bruery:

We have a done a bit of an overhaul on our 2017 anticipated beer releases for distribution. If you reside in one of our 29 distributed states, keep an eye out for our many releases throughout this year.

Highlights include brand new year-rounds, new beer series, tri-annual seasonals from Bruery Terreux, and a monumental release of several barrel-aged beers that have never seen distribution before. With all these new releases also comes a tighter limit on the availability of some favorites. Don’t forget, you can always use our Beer Locator to help you find our creations in your area. These beers will see distribution to our national footprint in 750 mL bottles and a small amount of draft.

Keep in mind we have a slew of even smaller special releases that only our Society members are privy to. If you’re a local friend of ours interested in trying even more small releases from us, don’t miss our Tasting Room releases, which you can find out about easily by signing up for our Tasting Room newsletter.

The highlights

Brand new beers: Mischief® 2017, The Order™, 10 Lords-A-Leaping™, Frucht™ series (six variants to be revealed), a summertime gose-inspired beer as one of three seasonals for Bruery Terreux, Share This™ series (two variants), Funky Buddha collaboration, Mash™ with a special ingredient, Hoppy Obligations™ hop-focused series (four variants to be revealed, draft only in very limited supply and regions)

New to distribution: White Chocolate™, Mélange No. 3, Sans Pagaie®

Returning brands: Or Xata™, Jardinier™, Autumn Maple®, The Bruery anniversary ale, So Happens It’s Tuesday™, Saison Rue®, Beret®, Tart of Darkness®, Oude Tart®, Sour in the Rye®, Humulus Terreux™, Gypsy Tart™

On break from distribution: Rueuze®, Humulus Lager®, White Oak, Trade Winds™, Hottenroth® Berliner Weisse, Tonnellerie series

Changes: Jardinier replacing Trade Winds summer seasonal; Humulus Terreux and Gypsy Tart are now seasonals, Beret returns to barrels for aging (instead of foeders) for more regular availability

Seasonals: Spring — Or Xata 2017 & Humulus Terreux (Mosaic), Summer — Jardinier and Bruery Terreux’s yet to be named rose-colored, gose-inspired beer/wine hybrid incorporating red grapes; Fall — Autumn Maple & Gypsy Tart, Winter — 10 Lords-A-Leaping.

The details

Year-round releases: Mischief, The Order, Frederick H., Saison Rue, Beret (in limited supply)


The Bruery Mischief 2017 with Citra & Motueka — new recipe/label

2017 Mischief reveals a new dry-hopping plan and a brand new label, both of which will change each year, every year. The 2017 edition of Mischief features Citra and Motueka hops, adding fresh citrus and tropical notes to the ripe, fruity character of the crisp, dry and effervescent Belgian-style GABF Gold Medalist. 2017 Mischief’s label showcases its gold medal achievement, a new color palette in deep green and gold, and plenty of hop graphics in its new design.

ABV: 8.5%, 750 mL bottles & draft

The Bruery The Order — new beer

A brand new, year-round release from The Bruery, The Order summons The Bruery’s characterful house yeast strain, dates, and a touch of coriander spicing for a Belgian-style amber that’s sure to satisfy fans of darker abbey ales ripe with dark fruit notes. This release introduces a new diecut reminiscent of abbey windows to the Famille Rue lineup.

ABV: 10.6%, 750 mL bottles & draft

Bruery Terreux Frederick H. — new beer

Frederick Hottenroth was a great inventor, and he happened to be Partrick Rue’s grandfather. His namesake carries on in this low-ABV tart wheat beer that is 100% fermented in American-made oak foeders with brettanomyces and lactobacillus. This brand new year-round from Bruery Terreux boasts a bright acidity and a tropical, fruity aroma and flavor. The label art features blueprints of Frederick’s inventions, complete with his signature.

ABV: 4.4%, 750 mL bottles & draft

Barrel-aged releases (very limited supply): White Chocolate, Mélange No. 3, Saule anniversary ale 100% aged in bourbon barrels (Saule is French for “willow”), Mash with a special ingredient, So Happens It’s Tuesday, Tart of Darkness, Sans Pagaie, Oude Tart, Sour in the Rye


The Bruery White Chocolate – new to distribution
This bourbon barrel-aged wheatwine-style ale made a fanciful trip to the chocolatier and returned with luscious flavors of white chocolate – hence the name. White Chocolate is a rewarding summons to the senses – beginning with its golden appearance and finishing with warming, white chocolate-like flavors. This is accomplished by adding cacao nibs from TCHO and fresh vanilla beans to The Bruery’s bourbon barrel-aged wheatwine-style ale, complementing the rich notes of coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla from extensive barrel-aging.

The Bruery Mélange No. 3 – new to distribution
Mélange No. 3 is a blend of three bourbon barrel aged strong ales. White Oak Sap, The Bruery’s Anniversary Series old ale, and Black Tuesday join forces in this luxurious strong ale that links some of the best characteristics of each of the contributing beers. Chocolate, dark fruits, oaky vanilla and rich toffee-like character reach through the bourbon veneer for an intensely satisfying quaff.

Bruery Terreux Sans Pagaie – new to distribution

Sans Pagaie is inspired by the Belgian-style kriek, which is a traditional, sour blonde ale aged in barrels with cherries. The word “kriek” actually translates to “cherry” in the Flemish language, so the clever moniker, Sans Pagaie, translates from French to without a paddle. The base beer has a subtle funk, which melds gently with the fruit giving this beer flavors reminiscent of coconut, vanilla yogurt and, of course, fresh cherries.

Series beers: Frucht (six releases), Share This (two releases), Humulus Terreux (spring), 12 Days of Christmas (winter), Hoppy Obligations (limited release, draft only)


Bruery Terreux Frucht — six variations to be revealed throughout 2017

This Berlin-style tart wheat beer starts its journey in Bruery Terreux’s massive 250 BBL oak foeders, where American oak, brettanomyces, and lactobacillus develop bright tart and racy tropical notes. Each time this beer comes out of these oak towers, it partners up with a new type of fruit before completing its trek to you. Fruit treatments for 2017 include Frucht: Boysenberry, Frucht: Passion Fruit, and more to come. Each label is emblazoned with its fruit treatment and bright colors ABV range 4-5.5%, 750 mL bottles & draft


The Bruery Share This™ series — two new treatments to be revealed during 2017

The third and fourth treatments in this collaborative and charitable imperial stout series will once again focus on a specific region as the ingredient source and donation recipient. $1 from every bottle produced is donated to a carefully selected charity partner. The first 2017 release of Share This will feature chocolate and orange for ingredients, and spotlight its first domestic region: California. #sharethisbeer

ABV range: 11%, 750 mL bottles & draft


The Bruery Hoppy Obligations — new limited release, draft only, select markets

A new, rotating series of hoppy beers will be popping up in select markets under the “Hoppy Obligations” banner. It may be an imperial lager, a Vermont-style pale, a hoppy red, or another hoppy brew that doesn’t fit an exact style, but you know it will be delicious and consumed quickly.

We look forward to enjoying this year’s beers with you soon. Please note these releases are subject to change without notice. Happy 2017 to you!

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