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Weekly Beer Releases for October 14th to 20th

October 16, 2018

By October Staff, October 16, 2018

  • 10/15
    Devils Backbone's Cocoa Bear
    Southeast

    Midnight-black, full-bodied Imperial Stout featuring two types of imported cocoa nibs. Six types of malts go into this chocolate-lover's beer.

  • 10/15
    Surly's Furious Black
    Midwest

    Unlike Surly's flagship IPA, this newcomer is brewed with de-bittered roasted barley. The result is a beer with a citrusy, resinous flavor profile, plus some very subtle roasted notes and a very unsubtle black hue.

  • 10/15
    Flying Dog's Alpha Initiative Pilot #04: Brut IPA
    Northeast

    In this bone-dry IPA, a special enzyme breaks down complex sugars that wouldn't otherwise ferment. The lack of residual sugars allows the subtleties of the hops to shine through.

  • 10/15
    Firestone Walker's Mocha Merlin
    Northwest

    An infusion of Colombia La Granadilla coffee beans and cacao nibs imbues the brewery's signature Velvet Merlin milk stout with a seasonal twist. A touch of lactose "milk sugar" provides a suggestion of rounded sweetness on the finish.

  • Here's a sampling of the best beers being released in the coming week around the nation.

    All thanks to our releases team: Kyle Andrus (Canada), Nate Howard (California & Mountains), Jason Langendorf, (Pacific Coast), Kent Dolphay (Upper Mid-West), Jake Lampert (Lower Mid-West), Tucker Anders (Upper South) and Travis Campo (Deep South). Plus, Remo Remoquillo, creator of the header image.

    Submit new beers for the Weekly Release column here.

  • 10/17
    Highland & Hi-Wire Collab Plum Nectar
    Plum Nectar

    A tart and refreshing Berliner Weisse that that blends aromatic citrus and tropical fruit notes from Azacca hops with the sweet, juicy character of 17 pounds of plums per barrel.

  • 10/19
    Mantra Artisan Ales' Cassis
    Southeast

    A Flanders-style red aged on black currant and tart cherries, then blended and aged in charred, American oak Tennessee whiskey barrels previously matured with red wine.

  • 10/19
    Hi-Wire Brewing's Strongman
    Southeast

    Inspired by the flavors of cafe con leche, this sweet, creamy stout uses local coffee from Dynamite Roasting Co., which is cold-extracted and added post-fermentation.

  • 10/19
    Revolution Collab with Sun King Code Switch
    Midwest

    A complex Imperial Ale aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels and brewed with maple sugar, dark candi syrup, and a blend of Belgian yeast cultures. An aggressive addition of unfermented blackberries adds a balancing sweetness and subtle tartness, masking the 14.5% ABV.

  • ZX Ventures, a division within AB InBev, is an investor in October
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