A chocolate-coffee-vanilla-coconut-lactose-bourbon-barrel-aged-imperial-stout! 10% and drinks like a liquefied chocolate cake. In addition to the adjunct ingredients, we carbonated this beer far less than our normal stouts to give it a luscious and rich mouthfeel.
Grabs you with a deep ruby color and a nose of dark cherry and dried figs, but the KonaRed Hawaiian Coffee Fruit, Motueka hops and Belgian esters provide this red ale (5.6% ABV) with its flavor and balance. Limited release 6-packs.
Crisp, effervescent and easy-drinking (4.5% ABV), this lager brings a (slight) taste of Oregon to the Mexican session beer genre. A silver medalist at the Great American Beer Festival in stubby form, Sesión Cerveza now makes its debut in cans.
Odell's Lugene - a chocolate milk imperial stout is a perrineal home-run from Odell. This time around, Odell aged Lugene in rye whiskey barrels for six months; with bountiful amounts of dark chocolate and lactose, the Whiskey Barrel Aged Lugene profiles as a chewy stout that is as complex as it is rich, showcasing flavors of molasses, vanilla and oak. You'll have to hunt for this 10.5% ABV Barrel Aged Lugene as distrobution is limited; but find it, it won't let you down this October (like, maybe your favorite team already has.)
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), James Walker (California), Jason Langendorf, (Pacific Coast), John Barree (Mid-Atlantic), Kent Dolphay (Upper Mid-West), Jake Lampert (Lower Mid-West), MA Parker (Mountains), Ken Goyette (North East Coast), Tucker Anders (Upper South), Travis Campo (Deep South).
Pueblo Vida is re-canning and re-releasing this popular IPA brewed with local unmalted wheat. It is dry-hopped exclusively with Galaxy hops from Australia. With tasting notes of papaya, mango and pineapple at 6.5% ABV.
A milkshake IPA with Boysenberries and Vanilla.
Ranger Creek’s Pina CoLager is a unique, German-style lager brewed with the addition of pineapple and coconut. Only one batch of this refreshing, delicious beer was made. The ingredients for Pina CoLager were inspired by the classic pina colada cocktail.
Sweet biscuity, rich and toasty maltiness with soft dark fruit aromas and caramel notes from decoction. 6.3% ABV 25 IBUs
This year's edition of Black Tuesday emerges from oak after extensive barrel-aging, developing deep, warming notes of vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, bourbon, dark fruit and singed oak, finishing at 19.5% ABV.