December 14, 2017December 19, 2017 “Winter beers, Belgian Quads, and blended exotics dominate our latest collection of mid-December beers…And we’ve five cold weather craft beer directions that you might want to chase down as we look the holidays.
Gigantic! (Fort Collins, CO) – For years, Odell Brewing has focused on developing innovative, hop forward beers. Beginning with Odell IPA in 2007, Myrcenary Double IPA, Drumroll APA, and most recently Rupture Fresh Grind Ale…but they’ve only just begun. Brewed with colossal amounts of American hop varieties including Chinook, Azacca, and Mosaic, Odell Fee Fi Fo Fum is an enormous 11.1% ABV Triple IPA that was crafted using some of the freshest and most exciting hops of 2017.
Crisp Kringle (Newport, KY) – On December 16th Braxton Labs (Braxton Brewing’s innovative small batch unit) will release its second bottled project ever, and it’s just in time for Christmas. Inspired by the father of the brewery’s co-Founder Evan Rouse, Braxton Labs Kringle is a complex 10.4% ABV Belgian Quad rich with festive plum, raisin and dark prune notes.
Midnight Tart (Portland, OR) – Cascade Brewing has a new limited release that’s a further take on their popular Blackcap Raspberry project with different ingredients added into the mix. A blend of wheat and blond ales aged for 18 months in oak wine barrels with black and red raspberries, fresh ginger and thyme, Cascade Midnight Bramble is a 6.6% ABV Northwest Sour that’s available now.
Tea Time (San Leandro, CA) – 21st Amendment’s newest Insurrection Series small-batch release was crafted by a diverse mix of the brewery’s employees including their graphic designer, a pub server, their Chicago sales rep and one of the brewery’s maintenance technicians. 21st Amendment’s ‘Not Your Cup of Tea’ (Tales from the Kettle 2017) is a 9% ABV deep amber and toffee Scotch Ale that was tempered with black tea.
Lemony, Small Batch And Local (Denver, CO) – Great Divide Brewing has a new addition to their uber-cool Local Knowledge Serieswhich showcases one-off beers as it highlights Denver living. Local Knowledge #9 Lemongrass Colette, a 7.3% ABV lemongrass fueled small batch release will be exclusively available on draft and in 6-packs at Great Divide’s Tap Room and Barrel Bar on December 16th.”
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