October is nearing and American craft brewers are addressing the rapidly changing season with more exciting new beers you’re gonna want have around.
Multi-Continental (Milton, DE) – With more than 225 years of collective brewing experience, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Belgium’s Brouwerji Rodenbach have joined forces and releasing something special that was crafted with Rodenbach’s world-renowned Grand Cru, a Flemish red-brown ale aged in oak casks, that made the overseas trek from Belgium to Delaware via tanker ship.
After its cross-Atlantic journey, Rodenbach’s Grand Cru was blended with a Dogfish Head Red Ale red ale that was infused with sumac and sweet orange peel to create Crimson Cru a 7.1% ABV limited release with malty flavors of stewed fruits, plum, cherry, dried citrus and toffee.
“It was awesome to work with the folks at Rodenbach to create a deliciously complex, multi-continental brew. “We worked side-by-side with Rodenbach Brewmaster, Rudi Ghequire, on every component of this collaboration; from ingredient sourcing to blending, and even composing the beer’s artful packaging. I’m really proud of the end result and feel that Crimson Cru is a liquid love letter we collectively floated across the Atlantic Ocean and back.”
Double Trouble (Shiner, TX) – The Spoetzl Brewery, home to Shiner Beer was founded in Shiner, Texas (population 2,069), in 1909, by Czech and German immigrants brewing beer with old-world traditions and recipes for Central Texas. And they’ve a new addition to their TexHex IPA Series that’s the highest-octane beer they’ve ever made.
Brewed using cactus water and a smart blend of Idaho 7 and Citra hops, Shiner TexHex Twin Dream Double IPA is a MASSIVE 9.5% ABV India Pale Ale with bold citrus and forest pine notes.
Serious Beer From The N/A Corner (Campbell, CA) – Non-Alcoholic beers have come a long way’s since craft beer’s emergence. And there’s a non-alcoholic brewery in Northern California, Surreal Brewing, which makes a very convincing Pastry Porter. Crafted with milk sugar and monk fruit which adds a decadent touch, Surreal Pastry Porter is buzz-free full-bodied Porter with floral notes of vanilla and rich chocolate undertones.