If ever there was a time for drinking at home and supporting you favorite craft brewery…that time is now. And we’ve some interesting new beer releases that pair well with staying safe and Netflix.
Deschutes Barreling Through Difficult Times (Bend, OR) – A trusted brand for 32 years, Deschutes Brewery continues to focus on their craft during these uncertain times with a new small batch barrel offering that combines the instincts of the Old Fashioned cocktail with the brewery’s beloved Fresh Squeezed IPA. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed Old Fashioned is 8% ABV barrel-aged Strong Ale with rich whiskey and oak notes from bourbon barrels that are tempered with sweet orange peel.
Deschutes is encouraging people to honor their community by “staying home and saving lives” inspiring enjoyment of a craft beer while they’re at it. Extending accessibility through a smaller format, Deschutes beers are now available through their website to customers based in Oregon. Deschutes’ legacy brews along with new and Vintage Reserve Series beers are also available to ship directly to Oregon homes.
Sheltering Right (Frederick, MD) – Flying Dog Brewery has an exciting new seasonal that merges the creaminess of a New England IPA with the crispness of a Brut IPA. Available now in fun cans featuring new artwork by Ralph Steadman of “Fear and Loathing” fame, Flying Dog Pool Hopping Deck Beer is a 5.4% ABV hazy Summer Ale with a big juicy presence and a bright, yet smooth, finish.
Almost Insane (Booneville, CA) – Anderson Valley Brewing has a heritage year-round offering that’s, well, Funkin Nutz. Relentlessly fueled on an abundant menu of juicy Chinook, Citra, and Amarillo hops, Anderson Valley Funkin Nutz IPA is a 7.5% ABV India Pale Ale with ripe tropical fruit, peach and apricot nots and a clean hoppy finish.
A Cure For Cabin Fever (St. Paul, MN) – Summit Brewing is answering a nation sheltering-in-place with a limited release from 2019 that returns as an official summer seasonal. A deft combination of Lemon Drop and Loral hops mixed with lime peel and lime puree, Summit Cabin Crusher Kölsch-Style Ale is 4.8% ABV refresher with an effervescent mouthfeel and smooth finish.