Although it’s still early spring, summer has definitely arrived at beer retail…So welcome to our latest weekend Beer Run because things are definitely warming up.
Serious Record Store Day Beers – April 21st is Record Store Day a gathering of independent record store owners and employees that was launched back in 2008 to celebrate the unique culture surrounding the thousands of independently owned record stores in the US a s well as abroad. And since music and beer are almost siblings, breweries like Dogfish Head and Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist craft special beers to celebrate a fun day!
Dogfish Head’s ‘Record Store Day’ Beer (Milton, DE) – Every year Dogfish Head brews the ‘official beer’ for Record Store Day. And this year they partnered with Wayne Coyne and Flaming Lips and crafted Dogfish Head Dragons & YumYums, a 6.5% ABV Psychedelic Pale Ale brewed with a combination of dragonfruit, (yep that’s a thing), yumberry (that too), passionfruit, pear juice and black carrot juice.
Rhinegeist Brewery’s ‘Record Store Day’ Beer & Party (Cincinnati, OH) – For the fourth year running, Rhinegeist has teamed up Shake It Records to celebrate Record Store Day. The festivities will kick off at 8am on 4/21 at Shake It with 500+ limited Record Store Day releases, plus the first tapping of Rhinegeist Slow Jam IPA, a dank/citrusy/piney 6.5% ABV uber-limited edition India Pale Ale that’s made to pair perfectly with music.
Caught Packing (St Louis, MO) – Schlafly Beer has returned a summer favorite in an even BIGGER format. As aggressively hopped as this style can handle Schlafly Hoppy Wheat is a 5% ABV Wheat Ale that’s bulked up this season and now available in 12-packs of 16oz cans.
Tired Of Being Cut Off? (Newport, RI) – Newport Craft Brewing has a new beer release with the best name EVER! Big, bold, juicy and aggressively unfiltered Newport Craft Rhode Rage is an unapologetic 8.5% ABV Double IPA that was brewed for those of us who are tired of being cut off.
It’s Smog Saison (Torrance, CA) – Smog City Brewing is celebrating their upcoming anniversary on April 28th with an uber-special release. Fearlessly brewed with guava and tangerine and dry-hopped with a reckless abundance of Citra and El Dorado hops, Smog City Awkward Teenager is a 6% ABV super-hoppy Farmhouse Saison that will help you forget those awkward teenage years.