December is ON and craft brewers are addressing the cooling weather with exciting new offerings you’re gonna want to chase down this weekend.
Look To The Clouds (Baltimore, MD) – Despite dropping temperatures, Baltimore-based DuClaw Brewing Company is offering a blissful taste of the tropics with its latest release.
Brightly golden, complex yet incredibly approachable, DuClaw Cloud Mango is a medium-bodied 7.1% ABV Hopped Sour, with notes of mango and coconut, balanced by hints of vanilla and oak. And its label features QR code linking to a Spotify playlist built by the DuClaw team.
“As we move into cooler seasons, we wanted to offer customers something refreshing,” said DuClaw Director of Brewery Operations Chris Wood. “The rich mango purée does the trick, as it builds tropical tartness while the coconut flakes and ground vanilla beans add a nice, even warmth and lingering sweetness.”
BrewDog Goes To Hell (Canal Winchester, OH) – With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, Iron Maiden is considered one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history and now the legendary band has partnered with BrewDog USA on a new collaboration brewed in Columbus, Ohio. A complex balance of malts and hops, Iron Maiden/BrewDog Hellcat is a hazy gold 6% ABV India Pale Lager with a citrus-forward flavor.
Gold Rush (Richmond, CA) – East Brother Beer Co. is a San Francisco Bay area brewery which was founded by two friends and excels at brewing classic styles. And they’ve a year-round that celebrates a proud West Coast tradition that’s worth your time…
Inspired by the great IPAs which helped cement the style as one of the most popular in the US, East Brother Gold IPA is a 7.3% ABV India Pale Ale with a bright nose and distinctive texture that gives way to a dry finish that lingers.