Thursday, January 8, 2015

new releases

from stone brewing:


AN IPA THAT LIVES UP TO ITS NAME


 



We’ve brewed many India pale ales over the past 18 years, from double-down bitter bombs to piney session sippers. Whether it’s big IBUs or a precise ABV, there’s usually a target we’re shooting for. The same is true of this, our latest IPA, but we gave zero thought to any acronyms.

This one was all about packing as much unique and delicious flavor into a glass as humanly possible, regardless of oomph or octane. This intensely citrusy, beautifully bitter beer is worthy of the simple-yet-lordly title of
Stone Delicious IPA. Lemondrop and El Dorado hops combine to bring on a magnificent lemon candy-like flavor that's balanced by hop spice. It’s unlike anything we’ve tasted in nearly two decades of IPA experimentation.

Starting today, this refreshingly sharp creation will begin making its way across the country in 12-ounce six-packs and on draft. Check out 
the official beer page and new video to discover a different reason why we're thrilled to introduce yet another IPA. Then learn even more about this FAQ-deserving beer at The Stone Blog.

See the
Stone Beer Finder for help finding Stone Delicious IPA at a retailer or bar near you.


from phillips brewing:


Hammer Imperial Stout is smashing it's way back to liquor stores in the stainless and barrel-aged varieties
 

Hammer Time!

Two Hammer Imperial Stouts Released Side By Side

January 5th, 2015 - Craft beer comrades raise your glasses! The Hammer Imperial Stout is once again smashing back to your local liquor store in 2 varieties.

Crafted in the tradition of the Russian Czarist courts, these twin soldiers were born with the same recipe, but raised very differently. The classic is aged in stainless tanks and full of rich roasted flavours, while the barrel-aged version matures in freshly emptied bourbon barrels which impart rich vanilla oak flavours.  Enjoyed side-by-side, they are a great opportunity to taste first-hand the impact that barrel-aging can have on a beer.

Both varieties pair beautifully with dark winter nights, or if you have the patience, are great candidates to make disappear for awhile in your beer cellar gulag.  Grab yours from your preferred craft-focused private liquor store for a limited time only.
If you would like to try the twins on draft, please join us at the Phillips Kremlin Thursday Jan. 8th from 4-6.
 
Hammer Imperial Stout:
Pours a deep earthy brown colour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted barley with slight coffee undertones.  A big, rich roasted flavour profile accented with hints of chocolate and finishing dry.
 
Hammer Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout:
Pours a deep earthy brown colour with a caramel-coloured head. Aromas of sweet bourbon and vanilla lead to a full-bodied, roasted flavour profile wrapped in soft bourbon with hints of dark chocolate.

from new belgium:


New Belgium Brewing’s Spring Seasonal, Portage Porter,
Salutes the Pursuit of Spring Runoff

This easy drinking, traditional American porter features dark, roasted malts,
with coffee and chocolate aromas


Ft. Collins, Colo., January 5, 2015 – The snowfall from winter leads to great runoff in spring and New Belgium Brewing’s spring seasonal, Portage Porter, celebrates the melting off and returning to the water. The snowmelt can create intense rapids that cause thrill seekers to portage their boats, especially along the rocky banks of the Cache la Poudre river, the local source of water and fun that runs by New Belgium. To honor these water warriors who anxiously await the spring, New Belgium’s Portage Porter is coming out ahead of the warm weather, and is available now through March 2015.

At six percent ABV and 24 IBUs, this beer is a perfect bridge style for the spring season. Portage Porter takes the buoyant aromas of roasted coffee, chocolate and almonds, and steers them toward a silky-smooth mouthfeel, rolling one sip into another. This American porter rings true to traditional style expectations, with a New Belgium twist. Added American-style hops further the original rich, roasty complexity while keeping the hop bitterness in balance. The beer pours an opaque brown, has an upfront sweetness and a creamy medium body that is easy drinking and refreshing. It features Pale, Munich, Black and Chocolate malts, along with Target and Nugget hops.

“With New Belgium Brewing so close to the Cache la Poudre river, there’s a lot of us at the brewery that love to kayak and paddle,” said New Belgium’s Collaboration Business Analyst, Tye Eyden. “This time of year is great because the snowmelt begins and the rivers start to rise. But, often times, that will bring precarious conditions and rapids that we might have to portage around. Portage Porter pays tribute to that awesome experience – the obstacles are part of the fun!”

Portage Porter is available in 12 oz. bottles. Pricing varies by location.

To find New Belgium beers near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: www.newbelgium.com/beer/locator.aspx.

For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit www.newbelgium.com. You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newbelgium and Twitter @NewBelgium.

About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews nine year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

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