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New Belgium Brewing | Holiday AleDecember 6, 2022 | Jaclyn Menendez
I don’t know when exactly it started, but at some point in my voracious drinking career, I realized that I mentally connect certain breweries with certain seasons. During June and July, I almost exclusively drink from Outer Range Brewing—whatever they’re making automatically becomes my summer go-to. Then when the leaves change and the nights get cooler, all I want is Odell Brewing: their amber ale, their tropical sour; I don’t care about the style, I just want whatever they’re brewing. And, for as long as I can remember, my winter palate has belonged to New Belgium Brewing.
Gallant Fox Brewing | Shitter’s Full Christmas AleDecember 2, 2022 | Jason Murphy
In the world of craft beer, we as consumers have no doubt been duped into buying a beer at some point in time just because of the name of said beer. Only to find out the beer didn’t live up to the name, or the meaning of the name of the beer. However, we can assure you that Louisville, Kentucky-based Gallant Fox Brewing Company will not let you down with their “Christmas Ale.” Let’s dive in to find out what the name of the beer is and how it tastes.
Off Color Brewing | Beer for Dealing with Your Family (Malt Liquor)November 23, 2022 | Rachel Morrison 1
The holidays are among us and there’s no better Thanksgiving beer paring than Beer for Dealing with Your Family by Off Color Brewing. Technically, it’s not beer; it’s malt liquor. However, it’s included in the brewery’s “beer for” series and plays off of what everyone knows and loves about Off Color. It’s complex, well-rounded, multi-dimensional, and high ABV, but without carrying the heat. Additionally, and most importantly (to some), the can art is absolutely incredible.
Our Mutual Friend | Boundary Beyond Imperial Coffee StoutNovember 22, 2022 | Britt Antley
As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, a warming brew is often needed to stave off the crushing chill of both arctic gales and seasonal affective disorder. Why not combine two types of brew in a single, satisfying beverage to perk up the soul and power through the winter months? Beer and coffee are obvious companions for this invigorating task, and Our Mutual Friend Brewing (OMF) and Color Drop Coffee are the obvious collaborators to make a coffee beer in the Denver scene. Combining their beer and coffee brewing knowledge, OMF has released Boundary Beyond, a 13.5% Imperial Coffee Stout using Color Drop’s coffee.
Hi-Wire Brewing | Zirkusfest OktoberfestNovember 18, 2022 | Jereme Zimmerman
Oktoberfest may have ended but you may still be able to find Hi-Wire Brewing’s Zirkusfest Oktoberfest on shelves.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. | Colonel E.H. Taylor Bourbon Barrel Aged Bigfoot BarleywineNovember 16, 2022 | Ruvani de Silva
As we officially enter Big Beer season, craft beer giants Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has brought out the biggest of big beer guns to welcome winter in. The Colonel E.H. Taylor Bourbon Barrel Aged Bigfoot Barleywine is a masterful creation, prepared with delicacy and dedication, and bringing together two of the most respected alcohol brands in the U.S.
von C Brewing Company | Vienna Style LagerNovember 11, 2022 | Kurt Bevilacqua
While von C Brewing Company first opened its tasting room doors and outdoor beer garden a few years ago, its brewing heritage stems back a few centuries. This brewing family traces it origins to Magstadt, Württemberg, where a famous strain of lager yeast made its way to the city of Philadelphia. With the heritage of the von C family, it is no surprise than that they continue to make some flavorful, true-to-style Lagers here in 2022 — one of them being their Vienna Style Lager.
Side Project Brewing | Derivation Blend #16November 8, 2022 | Jeff Knese
Derivation Blend #16 from Side Project Brewing is a powerhouse of a beer that has a lot going on. You’ve got multiple barrel-aged stouts, coffee, vanilla beans, and bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup. That combination can easily speed off the rails, but Side Project expertly blends all the components into a powerful yet delicate blended barrel-aged Imperial Stout.
City Barrel Brewing | Neon Flamingos IPANovember 4, 2022 | Givon Blakney
Recent GABF silver medal winner City Barrel Brewing in Kansas City, Missouri is known locally for numerous attributes — Innovative beer, gourmet food and a stellar taproom to name a few. Their beers usually don’t stay on bottle shop shelves very long, and their newest release, Neon Flamingos IPA, flew off of shelves quicker than usual once local enthusiasts found out it was a collaboration with soon-to-open brewery Vine Street Brewing.
Alvarado Street Brewery | Motor Oil No. 17November 1, 2022 | Robert French
As the weather cools, leaves begin to change color and the smells of pumpkin spice are inescapable, it’s hard to beat the comforting warmth of an Imperial Stout. Alvarado Street Brewery in collaboration with Weathered Souls Brewing Company is bringing the latest version of Motor Oil. Motor Oil No.17 is a Chocolate Imperial Stout registers with an impressive 11.5% ABV.
Torn Label Brewing Co. | The Witch (Gruit Ale)October 26, 2022 | Katie Camlin
Once per year, as the days grow shorter and the nights grow long and cold, her coven gathers for their annual worship. Her face appears on the clothes of her devotees as they flock under the Autumn Equinox, anxiously awaiting her return.
Deschutes Brewery | Farmstand Fresh Mango IPAOctober 24, 2022 | Jereme Zimmerman
Farmstand Fresh Mango IPA is one of the newest members of the Fresh Family of India Pale Ales from Deschutes Brewery. Farmstand Fresh is brewed with mango puree, making it a Fruited Hazy IPA. Read More
Steeple Brewing Co. | International Preacher IPAOctober 21, 2022 | Lori Kitzing
Steeple Brewing Co. opened in Hastings, Nebraska in 2017. From the start, the founders of Steeple Brewing knew they wanted an IPA on tap. But this was Hastings, Nebraska: a place known as the birthplace of Kool-Aid. Not a place known for adventurous beer offerings. Enter, “International Preacher IPA.”
Southernside Brewing Co. | Descendant of The Stars Barrel Aged Molé Imperial StoutOctober 19, 2022 | Brian Haitz
Set out for southern fusion flavors and a relentless pursuit of perfecting beer and you’ll find yourself at Southernside Brewing Co. Located in the Southernside neighborhood of Greenville, SC, this brewery is just a handful of blocks from downtown and a stone’s throw from where the likes of Shoeless Joe Jackson used to knock baseballs and steal bags on the diamond. Southernside is positioned to take its local patrons, as well as your taste buds to the next-level and beers like Descendant of The Stars Barrel-Aged Molé Imperial Stout will do just that.
Broken Boundary Brewery | Bear Box Barrel Aged Imperial StoutOctober 18, 2022 | Dylan Hochstedler
Honolulu-based Broken Boundary Brewery takes a unique approach on both traditional styles and creative innovation. Their Detective Stout series is an ongoing experiment which Broken Boundary started brewing soon after opening its doors in March, 2020.
Roadhouse Brewing Co. | Mountain Jam Vol. 8 Hazy IPAOctober 4, 2022 | Jason Murphy
There are many things in life that pair well with great craft beer. One of the most notable experiences that pair very well, if not the best, is music! One such craft beer we’ve tried recently that we’ve thoroughly enjoyed that has ties to music is Mountain Jam Vol. 8 from Roadhouse Brewing Co.
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery | MecktoberfestSeptember 29, 2022 | Alexis Dickie
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, locally known as Olde Meck or OMB, releases Mecktoberfest every fall to celebrate the Oktoberfest season in Charlotte.
Comrade Brewing | Fresh Hop Superpower IPASeptember 29, 2022 | Scott Grossman
Comrade Brewing’s Fresh Hop Superpower IPA bursts with vibrant and intense hop flavor. Using over 500 pounds of hops from Colorado craft hop growers Billy Goat Hop Farm, the Denver brewery has amped up its already-hoppy IPA. Read More
Varietal Beer Co. | Valley Fresh IPASeptember 27, 2022 | Whitney Froelich
Where hops are, fresh hop IPAs are, too. The first week of September brings a buzz to the community of Sunnyside, Washington. Agriculture built this town — hop culture, to be exact. The first week of September (give or take) is the kickoff of harvest season, and drinking a Valley Fresh IPA is a great way to celebrate it.
Einstök Ölgerð | Arctic Pale AleSeptember 22, 2022 | Jereme Zimmerman
If you’re in the United States, you may have noticed a new Icelandic beer appearing on bottle store shelves. Einstök Ölgerð (“unique brewery” in Icelandic) offers several beers that, while are based on standard styles, are truly unique. Einstök Arctic Pale Ale is a superb example of how a style many of us have tried numerous versions of can honor tradition while still standing out.