GSN Presents: “What’s Brewing?” – January 11-15, 2016

downloadOskar Blues Brewery is re-releasing a former core entry, Deviant Dale’s IPA (8% abv), as a seasonal offering this month. The re-release will see Deviant Dale’s packaged in a new 12-ounce can. Oskar Blues, which produced 200,000 barrels between its Colorado and North Carolina breweries in 2015, opted to make Deviant Dale’s a seasonal offering due to a limited supply of the Centennial hops that are the keystone of its recipe

download (3)Warsteiner USA is gearing up to launch a special edition of its namesake brand, Warsteiner Grapefruit, this April. The seasonal entry, which looks to capitalize on the trend toward grapefruit-flavored beers, is a play on the classic German radler style, which couples beer and lemon soda. Warsteiner Grapefruit (2.5% abv) will debut this spring in six-packs of 11.2-ounce bottles and four-packs of 16.9-ounce cans.

download (4)Boston Beer is returning its Samuel Adams Cold Snap seasonal from January through mid-March. Brewed with a blend of fruits, flowers and spices from around the world, Cold Snap is a Belgian-style unfiltered White Ale. It’s hitting the market in six-packs ($8-$10), 12-packs ($15-$18), on draft and as part of the Samuel Adams Cabin Pack variety 12-pack.

beer-1368438_eb8d4_smThe Bronx Brewery is set to release a new offering, Uptown Coffee Milk Stout, under its B-Side Series of limited edition beers. Made with Ethiopian coffee from Uptown Coffee Roasters, the 6.8% abv brew is made with Willamette hops, caramel, lactose sugar, roasted barley and three malt varieties, and will be on the market through February. Uptown Coffee Milk Stout will be distributed in New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut on draft, selling at around $6-$8 a pint. The Bronx Brewery tells SND it produced approximately 7,350 barrels last year.

download (5)Oregon-based Portland Brewing is launching Raise the Roost, a new Belgian-style red ale, this month. Featuring more roasted malt flavor than a traditional Belgian red ale, Raise the Roost is brewed with Liberty, Nugget and East Kent Golding hops, as well as 2-Row, Pale, CaraRed, Melanoidin, C-120 and Roast Barley malts. The 6.2% spring offering will be available in 22-ounce bombers, 12-ounce six-packs and on draft throughout Oregon and Washington through March.

download (6)California’s Coronado Brewing Company is adding Stingray IPA to its year-round lineup, the first addition to its core portfolio in four years. The 7.9%-abv Imperial IPA is a blend of Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Southern Cross hops and 2-row, wheat and abbey malts. It will be available in 22-ounce bottles, six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft throughout the company’s 12-state distribution footprint.

download (7)Southern California-based Ballast Point is readying two new brews. The first, Mango Even Keel (launching in 12-ounce cans), is a 3.8% abv “easy-drinking” beer that’s a fruit-infused take on Ballast Point’s core Even Keel session IPA. The second, Ginger Big Eye (debuting in 22-ounce bottles), is a 7% abv, ginger-spiked version of year-round entry Big Eye IPA. Both will be hitting shelves in the coming weeks.

download (8)San Diego’s Green Flash Brewing is adding a pair of new fruit-forward offerings—Tangerine Soul Style and Passion Fruit Kicker—to its lineup this month. An IPA infused with tangerine puree, Tangerine Soul Style (6.5% abv) is brewed with American malts and Citra and Cascade hops, while Passion Fruit Kicker (6.5% abv) is billed as an American wheat beer, made using cold-steeped passion fruit tea and passion fruit concentrate. Additionally, in February, Green Flash will bring back its Cosmic Ristretto Baltic Porter with espresso (8.2% abv) and Dia de los Serranos Double Stout with serrano chiles (8.8% abv), both formerly available at the Green Flash tasting room. Also joining the brewer’s lineup later this spring is Sea to Sea Session Lager (4% abv), a new European-American Pilsner created to commemorate Green Flash’s new Virginia Beach brewery, which is slated to open later this year.

download (9)Downingtown, Pennsylvania-based Victory Brewing Company is rolling out Anniversary 20 Experimental IPA. The 5.5%-abv IPA is brewed with pilsner and carapils malts and a new experimental hop variety, Idaho 7. Anniversary 20 Experimental IPA will be available on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles for about $9.99 across the company’s 37-state distribution footprint from January through April.

All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily


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