We love this time of year. The nights are still cold but spring’s coming…And although we’re beginning to see some early spring releases, it’s still chilly out there and we’ve five buzz-worthy drinking directions that you need to check out.
Loral And Dr. Rudi Get Adventurous (Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing has a new limited release which is crafted around two distinctive hops…the Loral hop was first introduced in 2016…and the Dr. Rudi hop can be traced back to 1975. Stone Loral & Dr. Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure Double IPA brings them both together in an 8.9% ABV Double IPA that some beer lovers might consider inevitable.
Revolution No. 009 (Paso Robles, CA) – The next release in Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion Revolving Hop Series has arrived. Luponic Distortion is not a single beer, but rather an ongoing series of beers that revolves approximately every 90 days. While the base beer always remains the same, each revolution features a different hop blend built around experimental hops. Revolution No. 009 is a tropical fruit and coconut celebration, the result of a freethinking blend of six hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest and Germany.
Mug Of Joe (Petaluma, CA) – Lagunitas Brewing has shipped a new limited release that’s eye-opening to say the least. Brewed with coffee, a little more coffee and an extra shovel (or two) of coffee, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout is a 9.3% ABV ale that you might be surprised to learn, is primarily fueled on coffee.
Rose Colored Drinking (Bloomington, IN) – Upland Brewing will be debuting the first release from their brand new Tart Series this month with the return of one of last year’s most popular beers. Upland Petal to the Kettle is a 6% ABV kettle-soured ale that was on brewed on dried rose and hibiscus petals and strawberries.
Just Desserts (Newport, KY) – On February 17th Braxton Labs (Braxton Brewing’s innovative small batch unit) will be releasing something intriguing in special dessert-inspired bottles. Braxton Labs Peach Cobbler Berliner Weisse is a 4.2% ABV dessert-style Berliner Weisse crafted with peach puree, Bourbon Madagascar vanilla beans, graham cracker and cinnamon.