American craft brewers are looking to fall with a full slate of new beers you’re gonna want to chase down this weekend.
Dark & Decadent (Waitsfield, VT) – For the first time ever and just in time for fall, Lawson’s Finest Liquids will be introducing something dark and decadent, across the brewery’s nine-state distribution area.
Made with huge additions of five hop varieties and seven malts, Lawson’s Big Hoppy is a 7.5% ABV dark and decadent Black IPA with a roasted flavor profile, a signature bitterness and an uber-potent blend of hops.
“Big Hoppy was first brewed as a limited batch before moving into the Taproom at Lawson’s Finest,” said Sean Lawson, CEO and Founding Brewer of Lawson’s Finest Liquids. “As a Black IPA it offers something uniquely fitting for fall.”
Fresh Hop To It (Portland, OR) – Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy and his new fresh hop release does the same.
Named after the brightest star in the constellation Aquila, Ecliptic Altair IPA is a 6.5% ABV fresh hopped India Pale Ale made with freshly picked hops that are brewed within 24 hours using wet hops.
Blackout’s Out (Cleveland, OH) – After a three-year hiatus, Great Lakes Brewing is returning something special that was named for the infamous blackout that hit the Northeast United States in 2003. A two-time World Beer Cup medalist, Great Lakes Blackout is a 9.9% ABV Imperial Stout with a bold roasted character and rich complexity.