So many beers- So little time… Victory Brewing is not content to rest on their laurels. They’ve changed up a classic dramatically and they’re not looking back! Plus we’ve the latest release from Firestone Walker and something new form Sierra Nevada. Newbies is your essential map to the “best of the best” and the hottest new craft beers rolling out each week.
So welcome to another edition of Newbies -Your ultimate guide to great new craft beers!
Message in A Bottle (Chico, CA) – Sierra Nevada has crafted a beer that serves as an invite to their fans to attend Beer Camp Across America – an unprecedented seven-city traveling beer festival. Heading to most states in limited quantities, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America is a West Coast Double IPA / Invitation that clocks in at 8.5% ABV and features five hop varieties.
CH-Ch- CH-Changes (Downingtown, PA) – Victory Brewing Company has just announced that they’ve changed things up in a big way with one of their most beloved beers. The brewery has introduced wild yeast to their traditional HopDevil IPA transforming it into something different all together – a 6.7% ABV experience of floral hop splendor and funky, tart flavor overtones. Victory WildDevil IPA is available on draft and in bottles now – so you know what to do.
Working That Golden Mojo (Boulder, CO) – Colorado’s first craft brewery, the Boulder Beer Company, will soon be canning two of their classics. Beginning next week, both their light-bodied and sessionable Buffalo Gold Golden Ale and their 7.2% ABV flagship Mojo IPA will be available for the first time in brand new 12-ounce cans.
The New World According to Wookey (Paso Robles, CA) – The world of Wookey Jack is about to get a little woolier with the release of Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s acclaimed Black Rye IPA in a new 12-ounce four-pack format.”The original 22-ounce Wookey Jack can be challenging for one person to take down, but at least you can see it coming,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “In contrast, the 12-ounce Wookey Jacks are easier to handle by themselves, but they are more likely to gang up on you.”
Amber Waves of Grain (Newport OR) – Rouge Ales’ latest release is a tribute the men and women of our Armed Forces and an appropriate addition to any patriotic holiday. Rogue American Amber Ale has quite a legacy – it’s won 6 gold medals at the World Beer Championships. This is a “straight ahead” Amber as American (and maybe more so) as apple pie and it’s now available in a specially designed 16-oz grenade can that may make you think twice about pulling the tab!