California’s Coronado Brewing Company is launching its newest summer seasonal, Berry The Hatchet. The 4.6%-abv seasonal wheat beer is also the first brew to feature the company’s rebranded design on the bottle and label, following a debut on canned offerings last month. Berry The Hatchet was infused with red raspberries, blackberries and boysenberries. It’s available in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles, 22-ounce bottles and on draft from May through July.
Boston’s Harpoon Brewery is introducing Sticke Alt, the latest offering in its limited 100 Barrel Series. Described as a medium-to-full-bodied beer made with a complex malt profile, noble hops and German ale yeast, Harpoon Sticke Alt is 6.6% abv and is launching May 1 in 22-ounce bottles and on draft.
Stone Brewing is rolling out a new Enjoy By 05.30.16 Tangerine IPA this week. Part of Stone’s “Enjoy By” fresh beer program, the newcomer is made with 10 hop varieties and pureed tangerines. Designed to be consumed by the 30th of May, Stone’s new Tangerine IPA is debuting in 22-ounce bottles, six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft across the company’s national footprint.
New York’s Yonkers Brewing Co. has unveiled Shower Time Pale Ale as its latest seasonal entry. Previously a draft-only brew available solely at Yonkers Brewing’s restaurant and brewery, Shower Time Pale Ale is billed as a more balanced and less bitter play on a traditional American Pale Ale. The seasonal, which will be sold through September, is available in bottles and on draft at select retail and on-premise accounts throughout New York, including DeCicco, Stew Leonard’s and Whole Foods, among others.
New Belgium Brewing is launching two new beers for the summer season, Heavy Melon and Juicy Mandarina IPA. Heavy Melon (5% abv), a seasonal beer debuting in 12-ounce bottles, cans and on draft, is brewed with watermelon and lime peel. Juicy Mandarina IPA, part of New Belgium’s Hop Kitchen series, is a 6.5%-abv offering that features wheat malt and hop varieties Mandarina Bavaria, Calypso, Galaxy and experimental hop #522. Juicy Mandarina IPA will be distributed on draft only.
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Goose Island Beer Company has partnered with Chicago chef and restaurateur Paul Kahan for a new specialty beer, Petite Matilda Belgian Style Session Ale. Inspired by Belgium’s Petite Orval and intended to be paired with food, the new beer is fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and is dry-hopped with new German Hull Melon hops. Petite Matilda (4.5% abv) will be available in limited quantities in Chicago restaurants.
All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily