Mybeerbuzz.com Highlights Flying Dog Tropical Bitch 2017

22 February 2017

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I’ll admit that in the dead of winter, with February finally fading, anything with the word “tropical” in the name suddenly sounds appealing.  Of course we’re talking beer, and of course when it comes from Flying Dog, you know we’re in for a treat.

First launched to celebrate Flying Dog’s 25th Anniversary, Tropical Bitch now returns for 2017 by popular demand.  But that’s not all.  For 2017, Tropical Bitch has come back with new fruit flavors on board.  The previous pineapple, mango and passion fruit have been replaced with tangerine and mango, and the AbV has even been increased to go from 7% to 8%-AbV.  In any case, I can’t resist any longer…so off we go.
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Tropical Bitch leads with some citrus and sweet tropical fruit aromas.  These are followed by the traditional Belgian yeast nose and a bit of spice.  The flavors kick off with mango and bitter citrus in part from the Galaxy, Warrior and Amarillo hops onimage board, but more so from the mango and tangerine fruit used in this IPA.  Tropical Bitch finishes clean & crisp with late bitter hop notes.  I was expecting some boozy notes at 8%-AbV, but the beer really balances them well, and at 55 IBU you also won’t miss the fact that this is an IPA at heart.  Overall we really liked the beer and we’d love to see it return each year with different tropical fruits featured.

Flying Dog Tropical Bitch is available now through March in 12oz bottles….so be sure to try it for yourself.  And when you do, be sure to let us know what YOU think.
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Sierra Nevada Adding Beer Camp Across The World Ginger Lager, East Meets West IPA, West Coast-Style DIPA, Campout Porter, Dry-Hopped Barleywine White IPA, Thai-Style Iced Tea, Raspberry Sundae & Atlantic Vintage Ale Collaborations

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This morning we get to our very first look at the new packaging for Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2017.  Today we have Ginger Lager brewed with ginger & cayenne and fermented on oak (Surly collaboration, 6.2%-AbV, 16oz cans), East Meets West IPA (Tree House Brewing collaboration, 7%-AbV, 16oz cans), West Coast-Style DIPA (Boneyard Beer collaboration, 8.3%-AbV, 16oz cans), Campout Porter brewed with vanilla and honey (Garage Project Brewing collaboration, 8.5%-AbV, 12oz bottles, Atlantic Vintage Ale English-style ale with plums (Fuller’s Brewing collaboration, 7.7%-AbV, 12oz bottles), Dry-Hopped Barleywine Ale (Avery collaboration, 9.4%-AbV, 12oz bottles) White IPA with Yuzu ale brewed with coriander, nutmeg and Yuzu (7%-AbV), Thai-Style Iced Tea ale brewed with lactose, orange peel, black tea and tamarind (7.2%-AbV) & Raspberry Sundae ale brewed with lactose, cocoa, vanilla and raspberry (8%-AbV).  Stay tuned for release details on these variety pack cans & bottles and more additions to the variety pack.


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Rogue Adding New Hot Tub Scholarship Lager 12oz Cans

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Here’s your very first look at a new can coming from Rogue.  This is Hot Tub Scholarship Lager and it is a German-style helles lager.  This beer supports the Jack Joyce Scholarship fund to benefit Fermentation Science students at Oregon State University.  This beer pays tribute to one of Jack’s scholarship students who used his funds to buy a Hot Tub.  Look for Hot Tub Scholarship Fund to hit 5.4%-AbV & 35 IBU and you’re looking at the 12oz Crown can.
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Ommegang - Bigger & Bretter Coming To Bottles

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This morning we get our first look at a new beer heading to bottles from Brewery Ommegang.  This is Bigger And Bretter and it is a Biere de Garde ale refermented with brettanomyces.  This bottle-conditioned beer hits 7.6%-AbV and look for Bigger And Bretter to be packaged in 750ml bottles.
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Summit Brewing Releasing Unchained 24: Spring Saison 3/2

imageWe brought you a peek at this beer, and now this from Summit:

ST. PAUL, MN . (February 22, 2017) – Since its launch in 2009, our rotating Unchained Series has allowed Summit brewers to explore their craft, experiment with ingredients from around the world, and basically ignore budgets altogether. The result? They’ve crafted a total of 24 unique, small-batch beers, each one distinct from those offered in our year-round portfolio. To date, series standouts have included Old 152, a pre-prohibition Kentucky-style ale; Make It So, an Extra Special Bitter infused with Earl Grey Tea; and, most recently, Dark Infusíon, last year’s highly coveted Coffee Milk Stout. You all remember that one?

Following in this anything-goes tradition is Brewer James Birnie’s first Unchained Series beer, a highly carbonated, tart, and refreshing Belgian-style saison. Perfectly suited to usher in the spring season, Unchained 24: Spring Saison and its herbal, spicy, and peppery flavors and aromas will arrive on draught and in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans during the first week of March. We’ve scheduled its first tapping for Thursday, March 2, right here at the Summit Beer Hall.

Brewed to highlight the flavors and aromas generated by yeast throughout fermentation, James used a yeast strain from a small Belgian farmhouse brewery. Additionally, because he wanted a crisp, low-ABV beer, he opted for simplicity in malt. “For the base malt,” James says, “I chose Moravian 37, an heirloom variety grown in North Dakota by the family of our President, Mark Stutrud.” The more discerning among you may recognize Moravian 37 as the same malt used in Summit Pilsener, Maibock and Oktoberfest. (Good job, Grain Gurus.)

“Finally, for hops,” James says, “I used a classic Czech hop, Saaz, and my favorite American variety, Cascade. Paired together, they offer some nice pine and herbaceous notes to the beer.”

With its medley of light and fragrant aromas, as well as its bright carbonation and hop spiciness, try pairing our Spring Saison with foods like grilled lamb medallions, rosemary smashed potatoes, focaccia bread with olive oil and aged Gouda, grilled asparagus, and lemon crème brule. Then, take a long nap if you feel so inclined.

Although more experimental in nature than the beers we typically offer, these releases are brewed with the same uncompromising commitment to quality as our year-round Summit beers. In fact, you folks frequently ask us to re-release your favorites. Like, all the time. But before we start recycling our greatest hits, we’ll release two more brand-new Unchained Series beers in 2017. Our best advice is to get them before they’re gone, or you’ll be sad.

For more information about Summit Unchained 24: Spring Saison, please visit www.summitbrewing.com/brews/spring-saison.

Unchained 24: Spring Saison Information

ABV: 4.7%

IBU: 30

Color: Light Golden Straw (3L)

Malts: Moravian 37, Rye, White Wheat

Hops: Saaz, Cascade

Yeast: Belgian Saison

Serving Tips: Serve in a Lowen tumbler at 45 degrees F.

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Brewery Ommegang Adding Short Sleeve Saison

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(COOPERSTOWN, NY) Brewery Ommegang is ready to welcome warmer weather with a brand new seasonal offering, Short Sleeve Saison. This refreshing 4.5% ABV, 35 IBU saison is the perfect accompaniment for celebrating the arrival of spring, and the fresh air adventures that come with it.

“Short Sleeve Saison is one of our most easy drinking offerings to date,” says Justin Forsythe, Ommegang’s innovation manager. “The delicate yet complex balance between lightness, spice, and fruitiness is sure to please the palate and leave you desiring another sip. As the weather begins to warm again, we hope this beer is a go-to for refreshment, and something light enough to keep you anticipating the warmer months ahead.

Short Sleeve Saison pours a pale straw-colored with a pure white head. The aroma is floral, with a touch of fruit, and has grassy undertones. The flavor opens with a bit of lemon tartness followed by mild wheat character, and the mouthfeel is delicate and quickly resolves in a crisp, clean finish.

Brewed with pilsner, wheat, acidulated malts, and flaked oats. Short Sleeve Saison is hopped with Southern Hemisphere Topaz and Motueka hop varieties, and spiced with grains of paradise, lemon peel, and coriander.

Pairing suggestions for this pleasantly crisp saison include delicate fresh flavors like poached salmon over a microgreen salad with strawberry vinaigrette, mild cheeses like queso blanco and fresh mozzarella, and light desserts like berry sorbet. Short Sleeve Saison will be available in 12 oz. six-packs and on draft at the brewery beginning Saturday, March 4, and in select Ommegang retailers in the following states beginning in late February and early March: AR, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, plus Washington D.C., and P.R.

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Bruery Terreux - Room For More Sour Blonde Ale Bottles

imageThis is Room For More from Bruery Terreux and it is a sour blonde ale aged in oak barrels with Masumoto Family Farm peaches and nectarines (aka a beer I’d love to taste).  This 2017 release will hit 5.7%-AbV and you’re looking at the 750ml bottle.
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Left Hand Adding Study Abroad Belgian-Style Single Ale Cans

imageHere’s your first look at a new can coming from Left Hand Brewing.  This is Study Abroad and it is a Belgian-style Single ale that will be a seasonal release.  Look for Study Abroad to hit 4.8%-AbV & 35 IBU and it will be packaged in 12oz cans and kegs. 
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Clown Shoes - Breakfast Exorcism Returns In 2017

imageWe brought you the news of this beer back in 2015, and now we get to see the new packaging for Clown Shoes Breakfast Exorcism 2017.  This beer starts life as Undead Party Crasher and that beer is then 100% aged in Rye Whiskey barrels with Kalledevarapura Espresso from Barrington Coffee Roasting Company.  This beer remains at 11%-AbV and in 22oz bottles and it looks to be a MA-only release so stay tuned.
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Catawba Brewing Releases Mardi Gras Wild IPA

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Catawba will release a special Barrel Aged Wild IPA (5.5 percent ABV) as part of their Mardi Gras celebration. This beer began its parade twelve months ago as a much tamer session IPA, before spending a year with Brettanomycees in oak barrels. After aging, the beer was dry-hopped, lending ripe tropical fruit and citrus peel flavors to the earthy farmhouse funk of a traditional wild ale, with an ever-so-subtle hint of bourbon.

Brewed in Morganton and aged in Asheville, this is Passport Beer #8 in Catawba’s 2017 Small Batch rewards program, available in their three tasting rooms and in limited distribution.

Catawba will host their Mountain Mardi Gras party on Sunday, Feb. 26 at their South Slope location (32 Banks Ave). Festivities begin at 5pm, immediately following the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade. Bring your krewe and come out for music by The Low Down Sires, a New Orleans-style brass band, and a special Cajun-themed menu courtesy of Deli Llammma food truck.

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Shipyard - TD Bridge To Beacon 10K Export Ale

imageToday we have a new collaboration beer coming from Shipyard.  This beer looks to be brewed in support of the TD Beach To Beacon 10K’s 20th running.  This beer is an export ale that will hit 5.1%-AbV and you’re looking at what appears to be the 12oz can but stay tuned on that one.

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Cascade - Kentucky Peach 2016 & Tangerine Dream 2015

imageToday we get to see more new packaging coming from Cascade Brewing in Portland, ORKentucky Peach 2016 Bourbon and wine barrel-aged sour wheat & quad blend with peaches hits 9%-AbV and Tangerine Dream 2016 is a blonde & quad blend aged in Bourbon and wine barrels for 18-months with tangerine zest hits 11%-AbV.  These are both 750ml bottles.
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Lakewood Releasing Goatman Year Round Next Week

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The Legendary Goatman Cometh...
...to our year-round lineup NEXT WEEK! Goatman, our Imperial India Black Lager, has returned due to popular demand! Goatman, first brewed as part of our Legendary Series in 2013, is a hybrid of a Cascadian Black IPA and a German-style Schwarzbier, and melds both sides of its lineage into one fearsome package. A sticky, dank, bitter hop bite, balanced against a smooth, roasted, semi-sweet malt body... It's enough to curl your toes – or maybe your hooves. Keep your eyes peeled, because Goatman begin returning to taps & shelves in the DFW area starting the week of Feburary 27th, with other Texas markets to follow in the days & next few weeks to follow.  

Follow us for news & Goatman launch events on Untappd, Facebook, Twitter or our events calendar— All next week we'll be highlighting tappings & keep the glass events so you experience the legend for yourself, such as...
A Goat roast at Braindead Brewing on March 1st, or a pint night featuring live goat Wild Will at Goodfriend on March 3rd!

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Genesee Brew House Pilot Batch Orange Honey Cream Ale Bottles

imageHere we have another new bottle coming out of the Genesee Brew House.  This Pilot Batch beer is called Orange Honey Cream Ale and it will hit 6%-AbV.  This beer will be released in 12oz bottles and kegs.

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Get Married by Saint Arnold, Get a Houston Honeymoon

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Dear Saint Arnold Army - North Texas, 
Are you getting married soon? Do you want to? Do you love Saint Arnold beer? How much? If you answered yes, sure, of course, and a lot, then we have something for you.

We're setting up our wedding chapel at the Big Texas Beer Fest in Dallas, and the Patron Saint of Brewers himself will be on hand spreading the fellowship of beer and performing wedding ceremonies. That's where you come in.

If you let Saint Arnold legally marry you at the festival, we'll hook you up with a beer-filled Houston Honeymoon. We'll set you up in a hotel for two nights, we'll give you a VIP tour of Saint Arnold, and you'll enjoy a special Beer Dinner at James Beard Award winning Chef Chris Shepherd's restaurant
Underbelly. It will be a delicious weekend indeed.

Here's the fine print: You have to bring your actual legal marriage license to the festival with you for Saint Arnold to sign. Worry not - Saint Arnold is legally ordained. This is the real deal. You also need to purchase tickets to the festival. The dates of the honeymoon will be scheduled at an agreed upon time by the wedding couple, the hotel, Underbelly and the staff at Saint Arnold.
Now's the time to say "I do."

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