Arizona Wilderness makes the claim that the "passing of the Wilderness Act and the Repealing of Prohibition inspired this progressive hop forward ale." And that is good for the modern day craft beer world. This solid DIPA is very hop forward with Belma, Ekuanot, and Galaxy all dry hopped, giving notes of strawberry, cherry, and pine. At 8.2% alcohol by volume, this is a DIPA one can count on.
A tropically inspired IPA featuring Mosaic, Loral, and Mandarina Bavaria hops, with pineapple and mandarin orange.
Odd 13 brewing is bringing a new IPA to the market. Hopperella IPA brings a citrus orange punch and is packed with Galaxy, El Dorado, Centennial, and Citra hops and registers at 7.0% alcohol by volume. Odd 13 Brewing is located in Layfayette, Colorado.
Commemorating its 25th anniversary this month, Fat Head's is celebrating with the release of its Anniversary IPA. It's a 7.7% alcohol by volume beer that, if you're the inquisitive type, is brewed with a proprietary hops-separation process designed to uphold the distinct components of each hop fraction. (Note: Inquisitiveness isn't required to enjoy.)
A crispy malty festbier brewed with a German water profile, German malts, German hops, and German yeast – then aggresively hopped like an American IPA. Its bold hop character balances the rich malt backbone to create a thick FAT CAP of aromatic foam.
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).
A collaboration between Mexican and American breweries, this sweet pale (5.9% ABV) was inspired by the migrant workers who have harvest hops from the Yakima Valley — and receives its bite from the fruits of their labors. Bale Breaker will donate a portion of the proceeds to a local non-profit that benefits immigrant Latino families.
This is a fruited sour available through a ticketed brewery release.
Lustrous Frumento with Coffee is a bourbon barrel-aged black ale, accented with a beautifully smooth, proprietary cold brew coffee blend from Mostra Coffee. The double stout beer is aged for 30 months in hand-selected Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels, and offers notes of spicy oak, vanilla, and caramel balanced by roasty coffee tones. 600 bottles will go on sale for pick up from either the Cellar 3 or Green Flash tasting rooms. Sale begins at 9 am.
Lompoc's Oktoberfest celebrates the season right, with a rustic German-style lager that drinks clean and delivers a hint of biscuit flavor in 5% ABV.