This weekend’s collection of winter offerings are dark, hoppy, hazy, and February-ready!
A Classic Gets Canned (Fort Bragg, CA) – North Coast Brewing has announced its first canned release EVER! And not surprisingly the brewery is going with its biggest bestseller. Brewed in the finest European tradition using Munich malt and Hallertauer and Tettnang hops, North Coast Scrimshaw is a 4.5% ABV Pilsner with only 138 calories and 11 grams of carbs. Scrimshaw has been brewed and distributed as one of North Coast Brewing’s core beer brands since 1988. And although Scrimshaw is available across 48 states in the US as well as internationally, the new cans are, at least initially, only available in California.
Darkness Cometh (Baltimore, MD) – Heavy Seas Beer is celebrating 2020 with the return of an Uncharted Waters Series classic. Aged in bourbon barrels and brewed with local Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company’s Dark Sumatra coffee, Heavy Seas’ 2020 edition of Blackbeard’s Breakfast is a robust 10% ABV Imperial Porter with complex caramel and expresso notes.
High Calorie And Proud Of It (Bend, OR) – What started as a joke and a reaction to the whole low-cal, low ABV beer trend has actually become Deschutes Brewing’s latest small batch release…a new beer that amusingly is scheduled to debut on February 27, which for some unknown reason has been designated National Protein Day. Proudly high in calories, Deschutes Bulk pHaze IPA is a full-bodied 8.4% ABV India Pale Ale brewed with 5 pounds of hops and over 3 pounds of milk sugar per barrel.
Valentine Daze (San Diego, CA) – Coronado Brewing Company is keeping things sweet and sassy with a special release for your post-Valentine’s Day drinking. Brewed with a deft medley of chocolate and of caramel malts, Coronado Shaka Berry is a 10.5% ABV Pastry Stout that deftly blends tart boysenberries and blackberries rich cocoa and vanilla beans.