The Baltimore-based Guinness Open Gate Brewery has added two new barrel-aged beers—Gingerbread Spiced Stout and an Imperial Stout. The spiced beer comes in at 11% abv and is brewed with allspice, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg; and the brand’s Imperial offering is at 10.3% abv. Both beers matured in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. They will be available for a limited time in 4-packs of 11.2-ounce bottles for around $20. Both will also be available on tap at the Diageo-owned Open Gate Brewery through the holiday season.
Hood River, Oregon-based Full Sail Brewing is launching the first installment in its new Strong Current Double IPA Series. The series will consist of three seasonal releases, beginning this month, and lasting through December, with Wreck the Halls, a hybrid of a double IPA and Winter Warmer brewed with Centennial hops that clocks in at 8.5% abv. Haze of the Gods Double IPA will take over in January and last through April. May through August will be the window for Lazy Summer Haze Double IPA, an unfiltered brew strong on berry and tropical fruit aroma. Like Wreck the Halls, both Haze of the Gods and Lazy Summer Haze are at 8.5% abv. Strong Current series releases will be sold in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans retailing at $10.
Comstock Park, Michigan’s Perrin Brewing Company has debuted two new winter variety packs to retailers throughout the state. First up is Perrin’s Barrel Aged Specialty pack, containing two 22-ounce bottles—one of Perrin Reserve, a 12.8% abv Imperial stout, and one of Malted Milk Ball, a 12% abv Imperial porter brewed with cacao nibs—and a 10-ounce glass exclusive to the two-pack. Additionally, Perrin has released the Winter Warmer variety 12-pack, featuring four 12-ounce cans each of the brewery’s Coffee Latte Ale, Black Ale, and Blonde Porter.
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