2024 is just days away and American craft brewers are addressing the new year with an intriguing roster of new beers you’re gonna want to have around.
Most Requested (San Diego, CA) – Alpine Beer, which is now owned by the Canadian cannabis producer Tilray Brands, has returned its most requested beer ever. First released in 2016, Alpine Windows Up is a piney 7.5% ABV West Coast Style IPA, built on a harmonious blending of Mosaic and Citra hops that are offset by a solid malt bill of oats and wheat.
“Alpine fans loved Windows Up, and it’s been our most requested beer since we retired it several years ago,” said Ty Gilmore, President of U.S. Beers for Tilray Beer. “Windows Up, which is a fun nod to the beer’s dank and resinous flavors, is another brilliant expression of the West Coast-style IPA that’s unmistakably Alpine. It carries the highest ABV of the Alpine lineup for those seeking bigger, more flavorful beers.”
Everything’s Coming Up Roses (Brooklyn, NY) – Brooklyn Brewery has returned something special, a collaboration that again unites the craft beer pioneer with an esteemed bourbon icon, Kentucky-based Four Roses Distillery, a collaboration that began in 2019 and continues to flourish, thanks to the camaraderie between Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, and Four Roses COO Ryan Ashley.
Aged for 9 months in Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon casks specially-chosen by Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliott, Brooklyn Black Ops is a 12% ABV Imperial Stout a decadent cocoa nib and milk chocolate profile that is tempered by a vanilla-forward oak presence.
“Black Ops is a modern classic with its own personality,” Brooklyn Brewery’s James Beard Award-winning Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver said, “brisk, light on its feet, and complex without being heavy. The Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon barrels take this beer where no other barrels could carry it, and I’m very proud of working with Brent and Four Roses’ brilliant team.”
This Buzz Free Dark Ale Rules! (Anaheim, CA) -Since its inception in 2015, Bravus Brewing, North America’s first non-alcoholic craft brewery has never stopped innovating. Founded by software engineer-turned-brewer Philip Brandes, Bravus was born when Brandes sought to solve a craft beer-loving friend’s dilemma of how to maintain his new sobriety without having to give up his favorite beverage. And they’ve a dark new limited release that won’t muddy your head.
Ghoulishly dark and intense, with a roasted malt base and a blend of hops that gives you coffee, chocolate, and hop bitterness, Bravus BLK IPA a rich and robust buzz-free Black India Pale Ale that combines the characteristics of both a classic IPA and a stout
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