Dogfish Head has created another boundary-pushing off-centered ale. This time, it just so happens to be the hoppiest beer ever documented through scientific analysis. While the average IPA lands somewhere between 40-60 IBUs, this latest release clocks in at 658 IBUs (international bittering units). Hoo Lawd, as it has been affectionately named, comes from the sensation you get after you take your first sip.
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In this week’s holiday edition of last call, Brewbound examines Tito’s “Handmade” claims, Sierra Nevada’s new rare beer club and life after acquisition for 10 Barrel Brewing founders.
Backwoods Brewing Company will be moving its brewing facility to the port of Skamania, on the Stevenson, WA waterfront. The move, which will take place in January, 2016 is exclusively for the production side of the company, as the Backwoods Brew Pub will remain at its current location, in Carson, WA.
We’re proud to announce that this January, we’re releasing Four Headed Wooly Mammoth, a Belgian Style Quad Ale as our first beer in the Cellar Vault Series. Four Headed Wooly Mammoth, a massive 11% ABV Belgian Quad, is brewed with Dark Belgian Candi Syrup (Kandijstroop Donker) in the boil, which provides notes of anise, dark chocolate, caramel & toasted bread. Candi Syrup, a traditional brewing ingredient in Belgium, also adds a dark hue and a complex Belgian character to the brew, which is fermented with Belgian Abbey Yeast.
Portland, Oregon’s Breakside Brewery is growing once again and will add a third brewpub location in 2016, the company announced Monday. Slated to occupy 5,000 sq. ft. of space in Portland’s “Slabtown district,” located in the Northwest part of town, Breakside said the new location would open next summer.
Victory Brewing Company announces the arrival of Java Cask, a coffee-tinged bourbon barrel stout available this holiday season while supplies last. Beginning Thanksgiving-eve, a celebratory day dubbed Dark Wednesday, by Victory Brewing Company, based on the frenetic level of pre-holiday purchasing of craft beer and hostess gift requirements, Java Cask marks the fourth beer that has specifically and traditionally been created with this day in mind.
Rich and decadent, Green Man Brewery’s special holiday release Holly King is back for 2015.
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, the beloved Boston-area craft beer company owned by Dann and Martha Paquette and known for its popular Jack D’Or saison, will officially close next month, the pair announced in a blog post. “After seven years it’s time to draw the curtains and head off to a new adventure,” they wrote.
New Belgium Brewing today announced it would begin distributing in New Jersey next March, opening the new territory alongside previously scheduled rollouts in Hawaii and West Virginia.
Utepils Brewing today put an end to the suspense surrounding the identity of its head brewer and announced that Eric Harper will be assuming the role. Harper comes to Utepils Brewing from Summit Brewing Company and is well-known in craft beer circles, winning acclaim and World Beer Cup Gold and Silver medals as part of the Summit Brewing team.
The latest release from the Stochasticity Project incorporates newly developed forms of grain yet to be widely used in the brewing world. Malted buckwheat and malted millet were included in the grain bill to create this deep-red, hoppy ale with a unique malt character. Making its debut beginning this week, Stochasticity Project Grainiac will start arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at select retailers nationwide.
Cleophus Quealy Beer Co. is happy to announce that on December 5, 2015 their highly anticipated coffee milk stout will return as a regular brew in their lineup under the name Sweet Henrietta. Since opening, co-founders Peter Baker and Dan Watson have opted to number their beers by batch order instead of naming them.
River North Brewery’s most revered beer release of the year, Barrel Aged Avarice, will land on Colorado store shelves starting today. A Belgian-style imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels, Barrel Aged Avarice always serves as the brewery’s last release of the year. Copious amounts of dark roasted barley and chocolate malt lend a jet black liquid canvas, while Belgian yeast keeps the beer dry and quaffable. A full year’s rest in freshly-emptied barrels elevates Barrel Aged Avarice to a whole new level of decadence.
Beginning in March, Bell’s Oarsman Ale will be available exclusively in 12 oz. cans, packaged in six-packs, and on draught. Available year-round, Oarsman (4% ABV) is a bright tart, refreshing, and drinkable Wheat Ale that was first released in 2010.