San Leandro, California’s 21st Amendment Brewery is re-releasing its Marooned On Hog Island oyster stout after a three-year hiatus. Created in collaboration with California oyster purveyors Hog Island Oyster Co., Marooned On Hog Island is brewed with Magnum and Willamette hops, Crystal, Carafa, Chocolate and rolled oats malts and 200 pounds of oyster shells. The 7.9%-abv entry will be available starting November 13across 21st Amendment’s 24-market footprint for a limited time.
Connecticut’s Charter Oak Brewing is introducing a new cellar-aged version of its Lights Out Stout, shipping the first bottles in December. Part of Charter Oak’s new one-off Limited Release program—which will debut a new beer in 22-ounce bottles and on draft every 60-80 days—the aged Lights Out Stout offering has been rested in bottle for one year, and is at 9.1% abv.
Narragansett Beer is introducing Big Mamie Indestructable American Pale Ale, a new offering. The release commemorates the 50th anniversary of the maritime museum Battleship Cove at Fall River, Massachusetts, where the World War II war ship USS Massachusetts—known as Big Mamie—is still docked. A 4.5% abv pale ale, the new entry will be available through the winter in six-packs of 16-ounce cans across Narragansett’s distribution footprint, retailing at $8.99-$9.99.
Boston Beer has debuted the 2015 edition of its Samuel Adams Utopias barrel-aged beer. Brewed in small batches, this year’s Utopias vintage was blended with previous vintages going back to 1992, then finished in a mix of barrels—including Cognac, Armagnac, Port, Madeira and others—at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery. At 28% abv, it’s suggested to be served as a two-ounce pour in a snifter glass at room temperature. 10,000 bottles were produced, retailing at $199 apiece at select specialty beer and liquor stores.
Escondido, California-based Stone Brewing Co. has partnered with Missouri’s 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Washington’s Bale Breaker Brewing Co. to create Sorry Not Sorry IPA. A 9.3%-abv imperial IPA, the collaborative entry is brewed with Warrior, Simcoe and Mosaic hops, as well as a pair of experimental hop varieties—HBC 342 and HBC 344—and pureed peaches. Sorry Not Sorry IPA will be available for a limited time in 22-ounce bottles and on draft across 42 U.S. markets.
San Francisco’s Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is bringing back its Scarface Imperial Stout with the re-launch of its original recipe and the debut of a special barrel-aged edition. The original version of Scarface Imperial Stout is made with a blend of grains and Columbus and Magnum hops, while the Barrel-Aged Scarface Imperial Stout is matured for over a year in Bourbon barrels, and can be consumed immediately or cellared for several years. Both 9.5%-abv entries will be sold across a 13-market footprint by the end of November, available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft.
All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily