GSN Brews News: January 4th 2022 Edition

Baltimore, Maryland’s DuClaw Brewing Company has launched three new seasonal beers. First up is Spruce Willis, an 8.2% abv double IPA named for the famed actor from the Die Hard series of action movies. Next up is the PastryArchy Macchiato Milk Stout, a 6.5% abv beer brewed with vanilla beans and DuClaw’s own coffee blend. Finally, DuClaw has released Sour Me Pomegranate, Passion Fruit, & Plum, a 5.5% abv fruited sour ale made with Saaz hops, in addition to its namesake fruits. All three are now available in 16-ounce cans and on draft in select locations throughout DuClaw’s distribution footprint.

Minneapolis-based Hairless Dog Brewing has announced updated recipes and packaging for its three core brews, Citra Lager, India Pale Ale, and Black Ale. The company, which specializes in non-alcoholic beers, has also introduced a Dry January Survival Kit. Prices for the kit start at $20 and include a choice of three Hairless Dog 0% abv beer varieties and merchandise. In contrast to most non-alcoholic brews—in which alcohol is removed after brewing—Hairless Dog says its production process never introduces alcohol into the liquid to begin with and therefore retains a fuller flavor in the finished product.

Diageo’s Bulleit whiskey brand has teamed up with Kentucky-based West Sixth Brewing to create Bourbon Barrel Brownie, a limited edition offering marrying the brewery’s beer and Bulleit Bourbon. The Imperial brown ale comes in at 10.5% abv and is matured in ex-Bulleit barrels with added cocoa nibs. Bourbon Barrel Brownie is available for a limited time in four-packs of 12-ounce cans in Northern Kentucky for a suggested price of $12.

Oregon-based Square Mile Cider has introduced a new look across its portfolio. According to the company, the new branding pays homage to Square Mile Cider’s home base of Portland, Oregon, and highlights its commitment to using local, Pacific Northwest-grown fruits in all its ciders. Along with the rebrand, the cidery has launched two new flavors: Peach Lemonade Hard Cider and Raspberry Lemonade Hard Cider. The two new flavors—along with the existing Original Cider and Rosé Cider—are distributed across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho in 12- and 19.2-ounce cans.

Information courtesy of Shanken News Daily