Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY will be available at both Colorado and North Carolina breweries in July.
July 7th National Chocolate Day – a perfect day to release the latest iteration of the most recognizable imperial stouts in beer – Oskar Blues Ten FIDY. That motor oil resembling liquid has been aging in bourbon barrels with Cholaca, a pure liquid cacao.
The finishing flourish is a hefty dosing of Mexican bean cold brew from Hotbox Roasters.
The O.G. Imperial Stout got a one-way golden ticket to the inside of a barrel, where it went ass-over-elbows into a Cholaca chocolate river and then hotbox’d with Hotbox Roasters’ cold brew until it manifested as a smooth mocha mutha.
Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY will only be available at the Longmont, Colorado-based brewery and the Brevard, North Carolina brewery on July 7th. Wristbands will be handed out starting at 9:30 am (local time). 19.2-ounce cans are available by the can ($15), 12-count case ($180) with a 5 case limit.
Last summer, Avondale, Georgia based Wild Heaven debuted a “summery” edition of their wildly popular Emergency Drinking Beer. The brewery juiced thousands of pounds of fresh watermelons and infused the juice with their pilsner inspired beer. The result is summer in a 12-ounce can.
Despite the success of Watermelon EDB on draft last summer, Wild Heaven took a year review quality control and packaging best practices ahead of canning this fruit beer – a first for the brewery.
Wild Heaven Watermelon EDB has officially made it’s can debut for this first time in time for the official start of summer. Available in 12-ounce cans and draft as hot weather seasonal.
Earlier this spring, Monday Night Brewing debuted a hop-focused series (and taproom bar) at the brewery’s Trabert Street location. Coming near the end of the month is Slow Churn, a milkshake IPA.
Milkshake IPAs are as hot as the hazy ones right now, brewed with lactose milk sugar, and sometimes vanilla beans or fruit. In the case of Slow Churn, simply expect this release to be “juicy, tropical, & chewy”.
Milkshakes may bring all the boys to the yard, but Slow Churn does that for everyone. A milkshake IPA, this creamy, sweet brew is a perfect complement to summer.
Monday Night Slow Churn Milkshake IPA will be available at the brewery in 12-ounce cans and draft starting June 22nd.
At the end of March, the brewery stated on their and Twitter and Instagram channels that the taproom would be closed for a while. Since then, the brewery’s 7-barrel brewhouse and French wood foeder have been listed by the founder Kathy Davis ProBrewer.com, an industry professional forum.
Davis, a former Buddist Nun opened Abbey of the Holy Goats in spring of 2016. As the story goes, Davis was ready to leave for Canada to join her convent, when a friend took her to Brick Store Pub in Decatur, Georgia. Her love affair with Belgian beer started that evening, prompting her to choose brewing beer over her religious vows.
As of early June, the brewery’s social media remains silent, and the taproom remains closed, and the brewery’s phone number disconnected.
Purcellville, Virginia based Adroit Theory Brewing Company debuts a new “beast” of a hoppy beer today.
Adroit TheoryAK – DIPA (Chaos Warrior Edition) is the third in this series of releases. Enigma, Mosaic, and Citra hops headline this dank release.
Sirens wail. Smoke abounds. Glass shards litter the pavement from the molotov cocktail explosion. Chaos lines the streets. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? A lone vigilante rises to balance the scales of power. But whose side is he on?
Adroit Theory AK – DIPA will be available in 22-ounce bottles and draft when the brewery opens on June 7th.
When The Great American Beer Festival returns to Denver, Colorado this fall, there will be a new pavilion – the Jameson Caskmates Barrel-Aged Beer Garden.
The Jameson Caskmates Series was created by the Irish distillery a few years ago. Inspired by various craft brewers aging their beers in Jameson Whiskey barrels, the distillery started a new ale finished whiskey program. The Caskmates Series is now home to both a stout and India pale ale finished whiskeys.
The Brewers Association has announced the addition of the Jameson Caskmates Barrel-Aged Beer Garden to GABF this fall. The garden will feature 17 different Jameson craft brewery partners that have aged beers in Jameson barrels. Participation breweries include 8th Wonder, Bale Breaker, Big Dog’s Brewing Co, Black Abbey, Captain Lawrence, Cigar City, DC Brau, Fat Heads, Foolproof, Fulton, Great Divide, Green Flash, Harpoon, Heavy Seas, Parish, Revolution and River Horse Brewing.
The Brewers Association mentions sales of Barrel Aged beers have increased 20% over the last three years alone.
The Jameson Caskmates Barrel-Aged Beer Garden will take up 12,600 square feet of the 100,000 square foot addition to the festival in 2018. Tickets to the festival go on sale August 1st.
Odell Cloud Catcher Milkshake IPA is set to debut later this summer.
The currently unofficial style of beer known as the “milkshake India pale ale” is basically a hazy IPA plus lactose, a milk sugar. Most milkshakes have vanilla beans and fruit also added.
Fort Collins, Colorado based Odell Brewing is slated to release Cloud Catcher Milkshake IPA this August. The hop forward, smooth IPA is purported to feature flavors of “creamsicle and peach”, although the label artwork doesn’t mention the addition of any fruit.
Our fabled Odell Cloud Catcher roams the sunset, sweeping up every stray Cumulonimbus. She has one mission: to capture the key ingredient to our hazy, smooth Milkshake IPA. Hop-forward with notes of creamsicle and peach, it delivers a citrus-like burst alongside its velvety texture. Her risk is your delicious reward.
Odell Cloud Catcher will be available in 12-ounce cans and draft in August, according to the brewery’s website.
Every beer collaboration is born out of friendship and mutual respect for one another’s brewing passions. In this case, the fermented love spans 2,000 miles. Introducing Firestone Walker / Creature Comforts Mother’s Milk.
The base beer is a milk stout that has been aging for nearly a year in rye whiskey barrels – a very intentional move. According to Eric Ponce, Firestone Walker’s barrel program manager, the sweetness of bourbon barrels would have been too cloying. “We designed the base beer with the intent of aging it in rye whiskey barrels—we thought it would be the perfect marriage. The dash of salt just makes everything pop on the palate,” he explains in a recent press release.
Mother’s Milk will be available to all attendees of this weekend’s Firestone Walker Invitational. 12-ounce bottles will be available at the brewery on June 2nd.