Winter is ON. And American craft brewers are addressing the season with a full slate of new beers you’re gonna want have around.
Box Set (Baltimore, MD) – DuClaw Brewing is returning a giant from its brewing program, only its fifth iteration in 25 years. Aged to a deep ruby color in seasoned whiskey barrels, DuClaw Colossus is a 20% ABV Strong Ale that is shipping in 1,400 individual artisan wooden boxes, making each package one of a kind. This hybrid strong ale features a heavy malty sweetness with compels notes of apple and tangerine and a smoky aroma of bourbon and vanilla.
“This beer is a culmination of many peoples’ labor and years of patience,” said Brook Simmons, Vice President of Sales at DuClaw Brewing Company. “It took a few tweaks, and careful persistence, but we are incredibly proud to reveal this batch. Dave Benfield, founder and CEO of DuClaw, was certainly ahead of his time when he created this beer 15 years ago and he’s pushed it even further with this release.”
Be Sure To Wave (San Diego, CA) – AleSmith Brewing has released the first of its three seasonal beers in 2022 and it’s a fun one. Brewed with generous amounts of Vic Secret hops and accompanied by the perfect amount of Citra hops, AleSmith Funwave Hazy IPA is a 7.3% ABV limited release brimming with bright pineapple, passionfruit and mango notes and bold tropical aromatics.
“Funwave showcases the awesome power of blending together American and Australian hops,” says Peter Cronin, Quality Manager for AleSmith Brewing. “I really enjoy the interplay between the orange and pine that Citra provides and the pineapple from Vic Secret. This brew is the ideal pairing,”
Dooms Day (Baltimore, MD) – Heavy Seas Beer is celebrating 2022 with the launch of its Impending Doom Series, a new line of beers that are as formidable as they are interesting. And they are launching things with “Doomsday Double” we can’t wait to chase down.
Brewed with copious amounts of Lotus, Cashmere, Galaxy, Enigma, and Citra hops, Heavy Seas Impending Doom 1 is an aggressive 9.5% ABV Hazy IPA with a massively fruity and juicy character and an exhilarating tropical aroma.
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