Friday, November 6, 2015

new releases

new releases from r&b, brewdog and new belgium
one local and two imports i'd love to get my hands on!

New Belgium Brewing’s Wintertime Favorite, Accumulation White IPA,
Returns With a Flurry of Hops


A nice, bitter bite complements stone fruit flavors, perfect for a winter storm
 
Ft. Collins, Colo., November 5, 2015 – Accumulation White IPA returns to New Belgium Brewing’s winter lineup offering an alternative to traditional dark winter beers. Four bold hop varieties give Accumulation a tropical flavor with a nice, bitter balance. Nugget and Centennial hops along with a dry-hopping of Mosaic and Amarillo hops all combine to create Accumulation, which pours a pale, hazy golden color with a medium body. It comes in at 6.2 percent ABV and 70 IBUs.

“Many beers out this time of year are malt bombs and going with an IPA that has some tropical flavors defies expectation,” said New Belgium’s brewer Grady Hull. “Accumulation also has a hefty dose of wheat, which provides a good counter-balance to the bitter bite of the Mosaic and Amarillo hops. The big, juicy hop flavors, combined with the smooth wheat make this a great wintertime companion.”

Accumulation is available now through the beginning of January. You can find it near you by using the New Belgium Libation Location tool: NewBelgium.com/Beer/Finder.

For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit NewBelgium.com. You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at 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, one of World Blu’s Most Freedom-Centered Workplaces, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at NewBelgium.com.


No Label
No Label is a postmodern, postgender non-binary brew; the world’s first beer made with transgender hops.
Brewed with whole hop bines that have spontaneously changed from female to male, no label goes its own way. The base style, Kölsch, blurs the boundaries between lager and ale, drawing comparisons to “non-binary” individuals who class themselves as neither exclusively male nor female.
No Label balances a light, biscuity dryness from the malt base with delicate hints of fruity esters gifted by the fermentation. Finally, dry-hopping adds a layer of new world tropical & pine flavours that add a unique twist to this classic Kölsch style beer.
A portion of the sales of this beer will be donated to LGBTQI+ events organisers Queerest of the Queer.



ANNOUNCING A NEW EAST VAN ORIGINAL BREW.



R&B, the original East Van brewery is proud to announce it’s new series of beer, created in the pioneering spirit of their east side location. It was 18 years ago that R&B made it’s home in the Mt Pleasant neighbourhood, so it was highly fitting to name its newly inspired brews -- The Mt Pleasant East Vancouver Original Series. These fun, flavour forward and feisty beers celebrate the diverse and eclectic brewing district with limited release ‘juice’ that promises a rotational variety of unique styles and flavours.
There will be feature releases throughout the year, seasonally brewed, with limited availability. The first in the series was the Roggenbier, and now following in its traditional November brewing period is the Weizenbock Wheat Ale.
HISTORY OF WEIZENBOCK
Weizenbock was first brewed in 1907, with pioneering ingenuity that brought together a strong, dark and malty Bavarian style beer with an emerging style -- weissbier . Few beers combine so prolifically as the two different styles to create a weizenbock, with banana, clove and vanilla aromas and flavours, balanced by a firm backbone of malt.
Comparable to the barley based Bockbier, a Weizenbock is the strong version of an unfiltered Weissbier or Hefeweizen. It is usually made with 60 to 70% wheat malt (German law required that a Weizenbeir be made from at least 50% wheat). They are pale to amber, and sometimes lightly caramelized barley malts that give the beer a full-bodied mouthfeel, a rich and satisfying malty finish. While Bockbiers are lagers, Weizenbocks are all ales. They are fermented with a special yeast that gives the brew a slightly spicy, clove like flavour.
Strength is usually in the range of 6.5 to 9.0% ABV, with some extending into the double digits. For sheer complexity they are interesting and hard to beat, especially as a winter warmer.
R&B'S MT PLEASANT EAST VAN ORIGINAL SERIES - WEIZENBOCK
TASTE PROFILE:
An historic style, reborn -  marrying the spicy phenolics of Hefeweizen with the bold malty backbone of traditional Bock beers. R&B's Weizenbock is deep mahogany in colour, with aromas of dark fruit, banana and fresh bread. It has a taste of molasses and soft, fruity esters with just a subtle hint of spiciness.  IBU: 28  SRM: 40   ABV: 7.8%

BREWERS RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW & WHEN TO SERVE:
In a well design tulip shaped glass in front of a roaring fire after a day of playing in the wintery outdoors.


WHAT MAKES IT DISTINCT & SPECIAL:
Our unique horizontal fermentation tanks - they amplify the unique character the traditional German wheat beer yeast brings to the party.


HOW LONG & WHERE IS IT AVAILABLE:
Very limited release - one single small batch - when its gone its gone.....  Available in 20 and 50L kegs, and 650ml bottles.


NEXT IN THE SERIES:   Look for a special January release in time for our new Tasting Room grand opening.
EAST VAN ORIGINAL ESTABLISHED 1997
54 East 4th Avenue. Vancouver, BC    604.874.2537     orders @randbbrewing.com




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