New Releases Slider — 13 September 2017

ALLTECH LEXINGTON/KENTUCKY ALE

TANGERINE CREAM: 1/6 kegs

A Summertime twist on a new favorite. We took our Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale and added a hint of fresh tangerine to the recipe. The flavors of ripe citrus and bourbon vanilla meld perfectly into this traditional cream ale, with notes of Kentucky bourbon and oak on the finish. ABV: 5.5%

 

B. NEKTAR

BLACK FANG: 1/6 kegs & 500mL bottles

A mead with elements of sweet blackberries, clove, and orange zest. Deep red with an enduring lacy white head. Sweet, pungent yet balanced clove, spicy yeast with a floral honey back. Sweet and smooth with a full-bodied, dark berry wine character. Reminiscent of Spanish sangria and Garnacha grape wine. The creamy and carbonated mouthfeel finishes dry with a firm clove aftertaste. ABV: 6.0%

DUDES RUG CIDER: 500mL bottles

A hard cider with elements of apple cider and chai tea. Dark amber and clear with a foamy white head that dissipates into a thin white rim. Sweet, fresh apples with notes of cinnamon, clove, cardamom, ginger and raisin. Sweet, baked apples followed by a vivid blend of clove and cardamom. Black tea rounds out the flavor and leaves little to no tannin. Medium-bodied with a crisp, red apple skin aftertaste. ABV: 5.5%

 

BAXTER

HAYRIDE AUTUMN ALE: 4/6C packs

As days get shorter and sleeves get longer, Baxter Brewing releases its fall seasonal, Hayride Autumn Ale. A generous portion of two rye malts give the beer a full body, bready flavor, and subtle spiciness; while toasted malts provide a touch of sweetness and a rich, almost reddish hue. New Zealand Pacifica and Pacific Jade hops balance Hayride’s maltiness and suggest notes of oranges and tropical fruit. Finally, we cold-condition the beer on oak, with light additions of ginger, black pepper, and orange peel, bringing out the spiciness of the rye and rounding out the soft sweetness of the beer. Hayride will give a touch of warmth for those cool fall nights, while remaining deliciously drinkable. ABV: 6.6%

STOWAWAY IPA: 4/6C packs

Baxter’s flagship Stowaway India Pale Ale put Maine on the IPA map in 2011 and there’s been no looking back. Double-dry-hopped with close to 500 pounds of hops per batch, Stowaway’s bitter character is of course enticing for any veteran hop head. BUT, the solid malt backbone makes this beer approachable enough and drinkable enough for any beer drinker to tackle, even with its don’t-mess-with-me 7% ABV. To top it all off, after a long, full three weeks in the tanks, this full-bodied beer has a dry, crisp finish virtually unheard of in the style category. It’s no wonder Stowaway is the best-selling Maine Made IPA in the northeast! Pairs best with: spicy Thai or curry dishes; carrot cake; big, earthy cheeses like Stilton or aged, clothbound cheddar. ABV: 6.9%

TARNATION MAINE LAGER: 4/6C packs

Tarnation Maine Lager is brewed in a style that is truly unique to American brewing and is one of the largest-scale lagers produced in New England. Tarnation is dry and balanced beyond belief; malt-forward and drinkable; rich and complex but approachable and true-to-style. Not your Dad’s canned beer; this lager, which ferments with an authentic San Francisco lager yeast, requires several weeks of cold conditioning (“lagering”), but we think it’s worth the wait. At-home at the dinner table or in the daypack, Tarnation is arguably the most versatile beer in the Baxter portfolio (and, according to the Portland Press Herald, “one of my favorite beers in the Baxter lineup”). Pairs with: Chicken and turkey; shellfish; and lightly-browned meats, like pork chops. It’s also a great match for richer goat cheeses, like Humboldt Fog, and lighter cheddars and jack cheeses. ABV: 5.3%

PER DIEM PORTER: 4/6C packs

Clocking in at a drinkable 5.5% ABV, Per Diem is a dry-but-balanced, rich-but-not-heavy, light-bodied porter, which is the first beer brewed by Baxter to feature Belgian yeast. ABV: 5.5%

VARIETY: 2/12CN packs

A 12 can variety, which includes 3 cans each of Pamola Xtra Pale Ale, Stowaway IPA, Tarnation Lager, and Per Diem Porter.

 

CUTWATER

THREE SHEETS WHITE RUM: 750mL bottles

Sunshine, ocean breezes and an ice-cold cocktail. Easily one of life’s perfect combinations. Our Three Sheets Rum stirs things up a bit. Crafted from pure cane sugar, rather than molasses, and distilled in a hybrid pot-and-column still, this smooth silver rum is perfect for enjoying straight or mixed. At sea, or on shore. ABV: 40%

DEVIL’S SHARE BOURBON: 750 mL bottles

A wickedly smooth take on a classic American spirit. Our award-winning Devil’s Share Bourbon Whiskey is a celebration of history and a study in authenticity. We select only the heart of each small batch and age our bourbon in virgin, heavily charred American oak barrels. The result is an exceptionally refined spirit rich with aromas of cinnamon, tobacco, oak and vanilla. Its robust, earthy flavor carries hints of caramel and vanilla cream to a lingering spicy finish. This bourbon is not defined by geography, but by taste. ABV: 46%

DEVIL’S SHARE MOONSHINE: 750 mL bottles

Devilishly drinkable. San Diego may be known for its sunny disposition, but Devil’s Share Moonshine Whiskey is undeniable evidence of a darker, more mischievous side. Crafted using our custom-built Vendome copper hybrid pot/column still, this former bootlegger’s spirit is surprisingly smooth. Sweet and floral with a distinct malty profile and hints of tropical fruit, its higher proof lends a distinct warming character. A welcome presence, by day or night. ABV: 49.3%

FUGU HIBISCUS VODKA: 750 mL bottles

Southern California is home to one of the most idyllic climates in the world. Our Hibiscus Fugu Vodka celebrates that endless summer. Its subtle floral aroma, citrus taste, and delicate berry-like richness, perfectly compliments our meticulously distilled Fugu. Let it brighten up your favorite cocktails. ABV: 40%

 

DEMENTED

SAMHAIN: 1/6 kegs

Here lies a special brew for a very important day… On October 31st, it is said the veil between this world and the afterlife is at its thinnest point of the whole year, making it easier to communicate with those who have left this world. Pronounced “Sah-ween” our pumpkin ale is named after an ancient Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the “darker half” of the year. Brewed with caramelized malts and sugars for a rich sweetness that is balanced perfectly by a special blend of hops and spices. Lots and lots of jack-o-lanterns were sacrificed to give this beer it’s deep color and a flavor of the fall that intensifies with every sip. ABV: 8.0%

 

DOGFISH HEAD

OAK-AGED VANILLA WORLD WIDE STOUT: 1/6 kegs & 24/12 packs

Rare and often rumored about in the darkest corners of the beer community, World Wide Stout is dark, rich, roasty and complex, and lingers somewhere beyond the limits of the average beer. Brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley, we’ve now taken this Dogfish Head classic and aged it on oak with real vanilla beans! With a little tender love and care we foster this beer from smooth, sweet wort into the big, bad blackend stout it always longed to be. Its bold, port-like complexity goes great with (or as) dessert. With its high ABV, this is an excellent candidtate for cellaring, so grab a few bottles to enjoy now and lay the others down for a few years. ABV: 16-17.5%

ALTERNATE TAKES #6: 1/6 kegs

We were inspired to create our own iteration of a Bavarian-style Weizenbock, a style known for a being rich & malty with notes of chocolate, bananas & toasted malt. Ours was styled to be a play on a ‘chocolate covered banana’ so we selected toasted carob pods to provide intense, earthy chocolate flavors & rounded out by aging on Madagascar vanilla beans. Brewed with malted wheat, dark Munich malt & chocolate wheat & fermented with a traditional weizen yeast to boost the banana & spice notes that typify the style. ABV: 8.0%

 

DOWNEAST CIDER

SURVIVOR BOB: 1/6 kegs, 1/2 kegs, & 6/4C packs

Ben’s Uncle, a reality show winner, lives on an off-the-grid Maine island chock full of wild berries. This unfiltered cider is packed with blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry. more tart than sweet. Juicy as hell. ABV: 5.3%

 

EMBARK CIDER

THE BATCH: 6/4C packs

The town of Williamson’s own McIntosh, Empire, Ida Red & Jonagold make up the entirety of this cider. Categorized as semi-sweet with a fresh apple aroma followed by a juicy, ripe apple finish make it hard to resist reaching for another. ABV: 5.5%

OLD MARAUDER: 6/4Cpacks

Old Marauder combines attributes of McIntosh, Cortland, Ida Red and Jonagold apple varieties to create a hard cider that gives off crisp apple notes with a clean finish. Because it has no residual sugar, it complements a wide range of foods. The apples selected for this blended hard cider have been widely available in Williamson and the surrounding Wayne County, N.Y., area for decades. Old Marauder represents the agricultural history of the town where Embark Craft Ciderworks is located and where the cider makers were raised. These apples have been part of the town’s collective pride and culture for generations. ABV: 7.0%

APPLE PIE: 6/4C packs

 

FLYING DOG

PEACH COBBLER ALE: 4/6 packs

A light summer salad and some HBO Sunday night programming should do the trick. And there’s nothing wrong with finishing the night, or starting it, with a Peach-Cobbler-Ale milkshake, just add vanilla ice cream. ABV: 5.9%

 

FOUNDERS

GREEN ZEBRA: 4/6C packs

Each year we brew a beer to benefit ArtPrize, the world’s largest art competition held annually in our hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. This year’s beer is Green Zebra. Subtly sour and a little sweet, this ale is a refreshing take on a nearly extinct German style, gose. Watermelon is the highlight of this lightly-hopped treat and gives it a hint of satisfying juiciness. The soft mouthfeel and dry finish comes courtesy of the addition of sea salt, a traditional gose ingredient. ABV: 4.6%

 

FULL SAIL

NEW SESIÓN CERVEZA MEXICAN STYLE LAGER : 4/6 packs

Say “¡hola!” to Sesión Cerveza, the newest member of the Session family. At 4.5% ABV, new Sesión Mexican Style Lager is a light, crisp, refreshing, loco-buena cerveza, brewed for a hot day, a hot date, and anything in between. Straw gold in color, and light in body, Sesiόn Cerveza is brewed with Pilsner malt, flaked corn, and Celeia and Northern Brewer hops. The pour is pure gold in a bottle. Sesíon Cerveza offers the refreshing character of the imports in a locally crafted beer, perfect for your next fiesta. The hops impart subtle hints of lemon and spice to complement the crisp malt body. ABV: 4.5%

 

IRONBOUND

HARD CIDER: 6/4/16C packs

Even before he kicked out the Brits, George Washington declared New Jersey cider to be the “champagne of ciders.” Enjoy our modern take on this legendary cider. Our apples are from NJ and nearby states -not China, where many “ciders” get their concentrate. Come visit our orchards where we’re bringing back New Jersey’s heirloom cider apple, the Harrison. ABV: 5.2%

DEVIL’S HARVEST: 1/6 kegs, 1/2 kegs, 4/6C packs, & 6/4/16C packs

Despite leathery wings and razor-sharp claws, the Jersey Devil’s most defining feature may be his forked tongue. Perfectly attuned to local craft cider made from fresh-pressed apples, nothing makes it tingle like the tart bite of blood-red cherries, bright acidity of wild pine barrens cranberries, and lingering warmth of white pepper. ABV: 4.6%

 

LEFT HAND

SAWTOOTH ALE: 4/6NR packs

This Amber Ale is the perfect balance between malt and hops. A great session beer. Two guitars, bass and drums. It’s all you’ll ever need. Sessionable.  Unpretentious. Our original flagship. Proof that a beer can be both complex and balanced. Malty chewiness slowly transitioning over to herbal, earthy hops with a dry finish. Brewed to be enjoyed with friends and to stimulate serendipity. ABV: 5.3%

 

PINELANDS

08087: 1/6 kegs

A single American pale malt & versatile mosaic hops. This light pale is bursting with citrus notes. ABV: 6.0%

 

LOST ABBEY

GENESIS OF SHAME: 1/6 kegs

The Lost Abbey announces it’s newest seasonal release, Genesis of Shame, a blended Brett Ale partially aged in Oak.Beginning with a blonde sour with Peaches aged in Foeders for the past 18 months, Genesis is blended with a fresh Belgian-inspired blonde ale, resulting in a light and refreshing brew with just a hint of peach goodness. ABV: 6.0%

 

PORT BREWING

MONGO IPA: 6/4C packs

Our flagship Double IPA, Mongo harnesses the flavor of Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, and Simcoe hops. Massive resinous aroma leads to citrus notes with a piney bitterness on the finish. ABV: 8.0%

HIGH TIDE: 6/4C packs

A citrusy IPA drenched in notes of tangerine and stone fruit from the judicious amounts of Simcoe and Amarillo hops, finishing with a crisp hop bite and a smooth piney finish. ABV: 6.2%

 

STONE BREWING

IN BOCCA AL LUPO: 1/1.5L bottles

Malty Biscuit opens the palate before moving to dried fruits and almonds, then giving way to the bitterness of the Gentian root and hops. Finishes with mild Belgian esters. Sweet Belgian esters, dark fruits, caramel spice and moutian rose. ABV: 9.5%

 

TROEGS

TROEGENATOR: 16C packs

Monks had fasting figured out. No food? No problem. Just drink a Double Bock. Thick and chewy with intense notes of caramel, chocolate and dried stone fruit, ‘Nator (as we call him) serves as a tribute to this liquid bread style. ABV: 8.2%

 

WEYERBACHER

SUNDAY MOLE STOUT: 1/6 kegs & 6/4 packs

As the name suggests, this 11.3% ABV American Imperial Stout is the foundation of everyone’s favorite, Sunday Morning Stout, with a twist (and without the barrel aging)… This brew captures everything you’d expect from a traditional molé – coffee, chocolate, heat and smokiness. Foremost is coffee, which is followed by layers of chocolate courtesy of the chocolate malt, cocoa powder and cacao nibs. Finally, a subtle lingering heat and smokiness from our blend of ancho, pasilla, mulato and chipotle peppers, as well as cinnamon, which is gone by the time you’re ready for your next sip. ABV: 11.3%

 

WYNDRIDGE FARM

BARN DOG: 1/6 kegs & 4/6 packs

Come and get it, old sport! Wyndridge Farm Brewing brings you Barn Dog, a farm-crafted chocolate vanilla imperial porter. Barn Dog is a good-natured, hard-working porter for a refined palate. Crafted with Madagascar vanilla beans and Ghana cacao nibs, Barn Dog is a rich, dark smooth, and exceptionally delicious brew. One sip and this porter will have you drooling and wagging your tail. ABV: 7.0%

 

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