New Beers and Beer News 07/02/12
Head’s up beer lovers, lots of new beers coming down the pipeline! Time to start saving your money and making out your shopping list.
Odell Brewing has three beers you’ll want to be on the lookout for in the near future.
First up is The Meddler, an 8.9% ABV Oud Bruin Ale. This Flanders Brown Ale has been aging with wild yeasts for the past 18 months! The label says “malty sweet chocolate and vanilla toy with a hauntingly sour finish”. Count me in.
Odell is also getting ready to release another edition of their popular Woodcut Series. For Woodcut 6, they’re featuring Mosaic hops, a new breed, which is supposed to have citrus and tropical fruit notes. The beer is then aged in oak barrels to add notes of vanilla and almonds.
It’s been over a year since Woodcut 5, an Oak-Aged Quad. Keep a lookout for this 10% ABV brew and grab one before they’re gone for good.
Lastly, not a new beer, but a re-release of DeConstruction should be heading our way shortly. This Golden Ale is blended with wild, barrel-aged beers from the Odell Pilot system, to create a tart, dry and slightly sweet beer.
This 10.5% ABV beer is very complex and is highly recommended for the sour freaks out there.
Over in Boulder, Twisted Pine Brewing is getting ready to release their 17th Anniversary Ale, called Red Rye-der. Look for caramel and hoppy notes in this big Red Ale.
This beer is just starting to show up on draft and should be showing up in 22oz. bombers soon. Also, check out Twisted Pine’s Anniversary Party at the brewery on Saturday, July 14th.
It looks like Grimm Brothers is going to bottle this year’s release of Big Bad Wold Sticke Alt. This is a traditional German style beer that translates into “secret”, since the brewery doesn’t reveal the recipe. Past batches from Grimm Brothers have been amber in color with bread, caramel and hop notes.
Grimm Brothers will also be bottling Sooty Brother Gratzer Ale later this year. This nearly lost style of beer is brewed with wheat and pilsner malt that has been smoked over oak. A smoky beer, but with a good amount of hop flavor and aroma.
Look for 220z. bomber releases at the brewery in the near future.
I’ll wrap up this round with two new Lips of Faith brews coming from New Belgium Brewing. In August, keep an eye out for Peach Porch Lounger Ale, a collaboration brewed with musician G. Love. This 9.4% ABV beer is brewed with peaches, lemon peel and molasses and fermented with Brett. I’ve never cared much for G. Love’s music, but his beer sure does sound tasty.
Lastly, New Belgium is collaborating with Alpine Brewing from California to bring us Super India Pale Ale. Alpine does some monsteroursly hoppy and tasty brews like Duet and Exponential Hoppiness. Unfortunately, they don’t see distribution very far from the brewery. This might be one of the few chances you get to purchase and try an Alpine brew outside of CA.
Super IPA clocks in at 9% ABV and is a triple dry-hopped Imperial IPA with Columbus, Simcoe, Amarillo and Centennial hops. This was brewed less than two weeks ago, but will hopefully be seeing bottles and kegs soon to retain maximum hoppiness!
There you have it, plenty of great brews are heading our way. I’ll keep you posted as release dates get firmed up on all these yummy beers. In the meantime, start filling your piggy banks and making room in your cellar.