Longmont, Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery is rolling out Death by Coconut, a new brew inspired by traditional Irish porters, as a limited release. The semi-sweet porter (6.4%-abv) is brewed with dark chocolate and extra dark caramel malt. Death by Coconut is available nationwide on draft and in four-packs of 12-ounce cans, as well as 19.2-ounce cans in Colorado and North Carolina, where the company operates breweries. Oskar Blues’ craft lineup, which includes flagship Dale’s Pale Ale, is available in 44 states.
San Francisco-based Anchor Brewing Co. has launched Anchor Barrel Ale, the third release in its Argonaut Collection. Brewed as a tribute to Anchor founder Fritz Maytag, Anchor Barrel Ale is at 7.5% abv and is being sold in 4-packs for a limited time period. The beer was aged in Old Potrero whiskey barrels and on their charred staves, producing whiskey notes and woody aromas balanced with coffee, toffee, and roasted malt flavors. Anchor Barrel Ale joins Flying Cloud Stout (7.4% abv) and Double Liberty IPA (8.2% abv) in the Argonaut Collection.
Newport, Oregon’s Rogue Ales is adding to its line of doughnut-inspired ales with the release of Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Mango Astronaut Ale. The 5.3%-abv brew is made in collaboration with Oregon-based Voodoo Doughnuts, with inspiration from its Voodoo Mango Tango doughnut. Rogue’s other doughnut ales include Voodoo Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale; Bacon Maple Ale; Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Ale and Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale. Voodoo Doughnut Mango Astronaut Ale is available nationwide in pink 750-ml. bottles.
Cold Spring, Minnesota-based Third Street Brewhouse is rolling out Sugar Shack Maple Stout, a winter seasonal made in collaboration with Minnesota’s Saint John’s Abbey Arboretum. The 6.5%-abv stout is made with maple syrup harvested locally at the abbey, along with specialty malts. It will be available November through February on draft and at retailers throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Superior, Wisconsin. Third Street’s lineup of seasonal beers also includes Spotlight India Pale Ale, Hunny Do Wheat Beer and Jack’d Up Autumn Ale.
Brooklyn-based Sixpoint Brewery has partnered with Ireland’s Teeling Whiskey Company to release Bang Bang Dudley, a new collaborative brew. Billed as an Irish-style red ale, Bang Bang Dudley is matured in barrels that previously stored Bourbon and rum, and were later used to age Teeling’s Small Batch Irish whiskey. The 9.5%-abv expression will be available for a limited time on draft across Manhattan and Brooklyn. Bang Bang Dudley marks the first U.S. craft beer collaboration for Teeling Whiskey.
Clifton Park, New York-based Shmaltz Brewing Company has released a limited edition Halloween seasonal, Death Black IPA. Originally a commemorative entry under the label Death of a Contract Brewer, Death Black IPA has been renamed and repackaged, and will be sold in 12-ounce bottle four-packs and on draft through Halloween. The 7%-abv offering, brewed with seven different malts and seven hop varieties, is being distributed across Shmaltz’s 35-state footprint.
Houston’s Saint Arnold Brewing Co. has unveiled Saint Arnold Icon Red, the latest entry in the brewer’s rotating Icon Series. Billed as an American Roggenbier, Icon Red’s recipe is inspired by a traditional German Roggenbier—or rye beer—but features less rye and is hopped like an American pale ale, with Cascade and Chinook hops. The new expression, which comes on the heels of previous Icon Series launch Saint Arnold Icon Gold, will be available in 12-ounce four-packs and on draft.
All information courtesy of Shaken News Daily