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*Updated* 2015 Craft Beer Release Calendars

*Updated* 2015 Craft Beer Release Calendars
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Visit our 2016 Roundup of Beer Release Calendars

*Updated 10/25/2015 at 11:20 A.M. EST w/ Oskar Blues

*Updated 3/15/2015 at 02:05 A.M. EST w/  Excelsior, Foothills, Pretty Things, Santa Fe, Two Brothers, Victory*

*Updated 2/27/2015 at 6:30 P.M. EST w/  Beachwood BBQ, Brewery Vivant, Boulder Beer, Cambridge Brewing Company, Coronado, Fort Collins Brewing, Laurelwood, Nebraska Brewing*

*Updated 2/15/2015 at 11:45 P.M. EST w/  MadTree, Smuttynose, Terrapin*

*Updated 2/9/2015 at 2:30 A.M. EST w/  Lagunitas, Ommegang, Pelican*

*Updated 2/3/2015 at 1:50 P.M. EST w/  Great Lakes, Sun King*

*Updated 1/30/2015 at 11:50 P.M. EST w/  Allagash, Big Boss, Great Northern, Good People, and Ninkasi, Westbrook*

*Updated 1/28/2015 at 2:30 A.M. EST w/  Devils Backbone, Fremont, Golden Road, and Shipyard*

*Updated 1/25/2015 at 1:45 A.M. EST w/ Almanac, Back Forty, New Holland and Sly Fox*

(Special thanks to all of the breweries who willingly provided these calendars for publish and to Justin Vicroy who helped assist with the research for this post! We did not publish any release calendars without expressed consent from each brewery)

This is going to be a BIG year for craft beer. Many breweries who started developing around the beginning of the craft beer resurgence have begun distributing their product more widely, and several of the country’s largest breweries are set for major expansions. With that wider distribution and those expansions, we’ll begin seeing tons of new beers hitting store shelves.

So we figured we’d do our best to try to round up as many 2015 craft beer release calendars that we could from some of the country’s biggest and most notable breweries. We’ll keep updating this list as we receive more release details. If your brewery isn’t listed and you’d like to share your release please reach out to us via our contact page and we’d love to add you to the list!

Colorado

Avery Brewing Company

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If there’s one brewery who’s fans will immediately reap the benefits of expansion, it’s Avery Brewing Company. After a short hiatus, Avery has already begun churning out cans of Joe’s Pilsner once again, but the big story here is the addition of a few tap room favorites like Liliko Kepolo which will soon be available in 4 pack cans, and Coconut Porter, which looks to be a bourbon barrel-aged spin off. Fans will also see several new surprises like Vanilla Bean Stout, Rasperry Sour, a Peach Saison, a new double IPA named Raja along with their already success lineup of core beers. In the immortal words of Samuel L Jackson, “Hold on to your butts!”

Boulder Beer Company

Boulder Beer Company Release Calendar 2015

Fort Collins Brewing Company

Fort Collins Brewery Release Calendar

Great Divide Brewing Company

GD New Calendar

It’ll likely be another year or two before we start seeing anything crazy new (crossing our fingers for their Cuvee, original Grand Cru or their other host of experimental sours) being distributed from Great Divide, however they will be introducing Whitewater Ale (all indications are that this is a session pale or IPA) as a new seasonal. We are highly intrigued by this year’s 21st Anniversary Sour!

Left Hand Brewing Company

Left Hand Beer Calendar 2015

From the folks who brought milk stouts to the mainstream, it should be no surprise that we’re most excited by the upcoming release of their imperial coffee milk stout. Beer for breakfast never sounded better.

New Belgium Brewing Company

New Belgium is gathering an up-to-date calendar to share. We’ll have it back up as soon as possible! But what we do know… is that their Hop Kitchen series is going to be pretty fantastic w/ 3 new hoppy offerings arriving throughout the year. Their Lips of Faith series returns the classics (La Folie, Transatlantique Kriek, and Le Terroir) as well as a trio of new treats including their Blackberry Barley Wine, of which Vail Big Beers Belgians and Barleywine attendees got a sneak peek. Cap those off with a new August seasonal and exciting new collaboration in November which has us EXTREMELY giddy. Check back often for updates!

New Belgium is nearing the completion of their East Coast / West Coast connection and they don’t appear to have lost any focus on introducing new beers in the process. We’ve already seen strong first quarter introductions of Portage Porter and Slow Ride Session IPA (which, in my opinion will be  Summer 2015’s beer anthem, as Party in the USA was to radio plays in Summer 2010). Cocoa Mole makes a strong comeback in February, and then things really start to get interesting.

Odell Brewing Company

2015 Calendar of Releases

I am constantly blown away by how solid Odell’s portfolio continues to get each and every year. There really hasn’t been a weak link in any of their new seasonal additions as of late and this year looks strong once again even with a few shake ups. Firstly, Double Pilsner, who’s artwork was perhaps the most stunning design in all of beer, will be replaced by a Gose Style, which has yet to be named (sign us up!). And while I loved Gramps Oatmeal Stout, it’ll be replaced by a Rye IPA. We’re interested to find out a bit more about this year’s cellar series, Fernet Porter is back as is Friek but they’ll be joined by Brazzle, Barrel Thief (which we did get a sneak peak of in the tap room and only remember that it was worth multiple return trips) and Pina Agria.

Oskar Blues Brewery

Oskar Blues Beer Calendar

Still not much differing aside from the introduction of Pinner Throwback IPA, which is a well balanced, not overwhelmingly hoppy sessionable IPA that boasts great piney grapefruit notes. This will be another summer time favorite. However, we’re still waiting for the likes of Death By Coconut, Chaka, and a few other tap room and special event only beers to make it to the mainstream!

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National

We’ll hold off on the notes for the rest of the national breweries for now but we’ll just say, be sure to check out all of Boulevard’s new additions especially the new Love Child #6

21st Amendment Brewery

21st Amendment 2015 Beer Calendar

Abita Brewing Company

 

 

 

Abita 2015 Release Calendar

Abita Part 2

Abita Part 3

Against The Grain Brewery

2015 Against the Grain Brewing Company Release Calendar
Courtesy of LouisvilleBeer.com

Alaskan Brewing Company

 

 

Alaskan Release Calendar

Allagash Brewing Company

 

Allagash 2015 Release Calendar

Alltech Lexington Beer Company

2015 Alltech Brewing Release Calendar
Courtesy of Louisvillebeer.com

Almanac Beer Company

 

2015 Almanac Release Calendar 2.0

Back Forty Beer Company

back forty calendar

 

Bluegrass Brewing Company

2015 Bluegrass Brewing Company Calendar
Courtesy of Louisvillebeer.com

Beechwood BBQ Brewing Company

Beachwood BBQ Beer Calendar

Big Boss Brewing Company

2015 Big Boss line up

Bear Republic Brewing Company

Seasonal IPA’s

Beer Style Available Packages Available 
Apex Special IPA Double IPA 22oz. bottles / draft January – March
Mach 10 Double IPA 22oz. bottles / draft New – April – June
Café Racer 15 Double IPA 22oz. bottles / draft July – September
Racer X Double IPA 22oz. bottles / draft October – December
 
Draft Only Specialties
Beer Style Available Packages Available 
Hop Shovel American IPA Draft only New – Year Round
Olde Scoutter’s Barley-wine Draft only January – February
Crazy Ivan Belgo-American IPA Draft only March – April
Tripels Alley Belgian-style Tripel Draft only May – June
Cher Ami Belgian-style Single Draft only July – August
Black Racer Black India Pale Ale Draft only September – October
Heritage Scottish Wee Heavy Draft only November – December

Bells Brewing Company

 

bells 2015 release calendar

Boulevard Brewing Company 

Boulevard 2015 Release Calendar

Brewery Vivant

Brewery Vivant Beer Calendar

Cambridge Brewing Company

CBC Releases 2015

CBC Releases 2015 Part 2

Cigar City Brewing

 

cigar city 2015 release calendar

Coronado Brewing Company

Coronado Release Calendar

DESTIHL Brewery

DESTIHL Beer Calendar 2015

Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Devils Backbone Brewery Calendar Releases 2015

Dogfish Head Brewery

Dogfish Head Beer Release Calendar

Epic Brewing Company

Epic Brewing 2015 Release Calendar

 

Empyrean Brewing Company

 

2015 Empyrean Release Calendar

Excelsior Brewing Company

Excelsior Brand Calendar 11x17 Crops

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Firestone-2015-schedule

Foothills Brewing Company

Foothills Brewing Calendar

Founders Brewing Company

 

 

2015 Founders Brewing Calendar

Fremont Brewing Company

Fremont Release Calendar

 

Great Lakes Brewing Company

 

 

Great Lakes Release Calendar 2015

Great Lakes Release Calendar 2015

Great Northern Brewing Company

Great Northern Beer Calendar 2015

Green Flash Brewing Company

Green Flash Beer Calendar 2015

 

Golden Road Brewing Company

 

Golden Road Release Calendar 2015

Good People Brewing Company

Good People Release Calendar

Good People Release Calendar Part 2

 

 

 

Great Northern Brewing Company

Great Northern Release Calendar

Goose Island Brewing Company

 

 

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Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Beer Calendar 2015

Laurelwood Brewing Company

Laurelwood Beer Calendar

MadTree Brewing Company

MadTree Beer Release Calendar

Nebraska Brewing Company

Nebraska Brewing Release Calendar

New Glarus Brewing Company– their release schedule is posted throughout the year in small batches, this is what we know so far.

New Glarus Beer Calendar 2015 Part 1

New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland Beer Calendar 2015

Ninkasi Brewing Company

Ninkasi Beer Release Part 1

Ninkasi Beer Release Part 2

Ommegang Brewery

Ommegang Beer Calendar 2015

Pelican Brewing Company

Pelican Beer Calendar 2015

Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project

Pretty Things Beer and Ale Calendar

Revolution Brewing Company

Revolution Beer Calendar 2015

Rogue Ales

Rogue Beer Calendar 2015

Santa Fe Brewing Company

Santa Fe Brewing Calendar

Shipyard Brewing Company

Shipyard Beer Calendar 2015

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company- For full release schedule, click on image linked to site.

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Sly Fox Brewing Company

Sly Fox Brewing Company Release Calendar

Southern Tier Brewing Company

Southern Tier Beer Calendar 2015

Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Beer Release Calendar-Q1-2015-01

Sun King Brewery

Sun King Calendar 2015

Terrapin Brewing Company

Terrapin Beer Calendar 2015

Two Brothers Artisan Brewing

Two Brothers Artisan Brewing

Two Roads Brewing Company

Two Roads Beer Calendar 2015

Upland Brewing Company

Upland Beer Calendar 2015

Victory Brewing

Victory Brewing Calendar

Westbrook Brewing

Westbrook Brewing Calendar 2015

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Comments

  1. Caroline

    Was hoping to see Lagunitas on this list! Always on the lookout for their special releases

    • Tony

      They’re running it by their legal team first…

    • We have reached out to a number of breweries who either are still finalizing their lineups or wish to keep those calendars unpublished until a later date… however we’ll be follow up and hopefully have a greater list soon! Be sure to check back as we update the list!

  2. matt

    So nothing is brewed East of the Rockies…

    • Deb

      You should check out Bell’s, Abita and New Glarus.

    • Chris B.

      How About Cigar City,Founders,Sixpoint,Brooklyn,Bells,Victory,Great Lakes. It most likely because most of these breweries do not distribute to the west coast.

    • Chris B.

      How About Cigar City,Founders,Sixpoint,Brooklyn,Bells,Victory, and Great Lakes. It’s most likely because most of these breweries do not distribute to the west coast.

  3. Chris

    other than bell’s, new glarus, dogfish head, founders, goose island, Boulevard and few others no…nothing east of the Rockies…

    • J-Dub

      There are TONS of great craft brewers in just New England alone .. Shipyard, Samuel Adams (Boston Beer), Gearys, Banded Horn (Veridian IPA is unbelievable), Long Trail, Harpoons, Smuttynose, Blue Hills, Allagash, Otter Creek, Baxter Brewing, Magic Hat, and so many others (these are just the best I can think of off the top of my head)

  4. matt

    Chris, Dogfish is the only East Coast name I recognize, the rest don’t seem to be any near what most consider Eastern US

  5. Clint

    What about Great Lakes Brewing Co?

    • blacksuagr

      that’s Midwest/cleveland

  6. Terence

    To bad the distributors don’t follow the same release dates.

  7. Dave

    Can you include Shipyard Brewing Co out of Maine? I wait all year for their release of the Pumpkin Head! Best pumpkin beer around IMO. Thanks

    • Dave as you can probably see, we’ve gotten permission from Shipyard and since updated our list to include their releases!

    • J-Dub

      Pumpkin Head was the first craft brew I ever tried and that was YEARS ago .. while it’s a solid Pumpkin, I’ve tried several I like better since .. Shipyard is a strong brand however .. their Blueberry Ale is amazing, but so sweet I can only drink a couple in a sitting

    • blacksugar

      then most likely itll come out the same time all pumpkin beers come out, which is late august-October

  8. Joe R.

    Thank you for putting so many beer release calendars in one place!

  9. Dave A.

    If porch drinking put together a 2016 wall calendar with release dates, I bet people would buy it… Or create a google calendar/ical download so you can import the release dates into your digital calendar.

  10. Robb

    Thanks for posting this Tristan. Any word on the 2016 calendar? Keep up the good work.

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