February is ON and American craft brewers are keeping things interesting with exciting new beers you’re gonna want to chase down this weekend.
Everything’s Coming Up Roses (Portland, OR) – Portland is known as the “City of Roses” and Cascade Brewing has an exciting new release that commemorates its hometown. A mix of wheat and blond ales aged in oak barrels and foudres for up to 14 months with rose petals, rose hips and hibiscus flowers, Cascade Rose City Sour is a floral 5.7% ABV blend with subtle notes of dried cranberries, pomegranates and hint of white pepper that lingers.
Hooked (Frederick, MD) – Flying Dog Brewery’s first release of 2022 is a high ABV category-crossing innovation that pops on store shelves thanks to its non-traditional color showcased in clear glass bottles and wild Ralph Steadman label artwork…A high-octane spin on Vicious Hook Fruit Punch Sour, Flying Dog Super Hook Fruit Punch Sour is a deep pink 10% ABV Kettle Sour which was originally released in 2020 as a Brewhouse Rarity.
Fudged (San Diego, CA) – AleSmith Brewing has a new edition to its Speedway Stout Series and they’re always fun. A delicately indulgent rendition of AleSmith’s signature original, AleSmith Speedway Stout Double Fudge Edition is a 12% ABV Imperial Stout with a decadent combination of Dominican cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, Madagascar vanilla beans, and artisan coffee.
All You Need Is Love (Atlanta, GA) – In 2018, Monday Night Brewing opened the Hop Hut at their West Midtown taproom to explore adventurous small-batch hop-forward beers like their latest release. Crafted with Ghirardelli white chocolate, and Ugandan vanilla beans, and hopped out of its mind with Citra Cryo hops, Monday Night Loving Cup is an 8.3% ABV 2X White Mocha Milkshake IPA that’s a total blast and well worth your time.
“As with all Hop Hut releases this beer was inspired by a song” says Brewmaster Peter Kiley. “This time it’s ‘Loving Cup” by the Rolling Stones. It just took the interpretation of the song to get there.”