We love this time of year. The beer’s get bigger, the nights a bit colder, and the buzz that much stronger…And with the weather cooling, we’ve some BIG buzz-worthy drinking directions that you might want to chase down this weekend.
Big, Bad & Brilliant (Denver, CO/ Salt Lake, UT) – Epic Brewing is returning a legend this November– so be ready. Part of the brewery’s Exponential Series, Epic Big Bad Baptist is a massive whiskey barrel-aged Imperial Stout, infused this year with an expresso blend from Denver’s Corvus Coffee Roasters. Clocking in at a concerning 12.3% ABV – this Baptist is as brutal as it is unapologetic.
Laboratory Approved (Newport, KY) – Braxton Labs, is an innovative Kentucky brewery that taps unique new directions almost weekly – and this time they’ve really pushed the envelope! Brewed as a homage to grandma’s beloved casserole, Braxton Labs Sweet Potato Casserole is a 7.5% ABV Imperial Brown Ale that you’re gonna need this Thanksgiving.
Heavy 22 (Baltimore, MD) – Heavy Seas Beer is celebrating 22 years in the brewing biz with a new addition to their 2017 Uncharted Series. Aged to perfection in Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey barrels, Heavy Seas 22 Anniversary Ale is a robust yet nuanced 10% ABV Belgian-style Tripel that will not disappoint.
Wooden Soul (Minneapolis, MN) – Indeed Brewing has an intriguing Wooden Soul Series release that we absolutely can’t wait to get our hands on. Indeed Mango Helio is an 8% ABV Brett Saison that was aged in oak barrels for almost six months before being refermented with fresh mango to a fruity and funky Brett finish.
Black Friday Ready – (Holland, MI) – New Holland Brewing is culminating a year-long anniversary celebration, with a final Black Friday release. New Holland 20th Anniversary Ale is a MASSIVE 20% ABV Strong Ale that was aged for almost a year in specially curated rum barrels.