BREWS NEWS(10.5.18)

Written By: Alex Taylor
Edited by: Isis Jones

NEW BREWS NEWS

Stone “Enjoy By 10.31.18”
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV: 9.4%
Notes: Consistently delivered faster than any bottled IPA on the planet, Stone Enjoy By IPA facilitated a paradigm shift in respect for and enjoyment of hoppy beers by ensuring craft beer fans the ultimate level of freshness. Stone brews this intense double IPA with more than 10 different hops, employing hop-bursting and dry-hopping techniques to amp up the peach and tropical fruit notes and overall hop factor. Brewed specifically NOT to last, this devastatingly fresh, golden beauty should be enjoyed within 37 days.


Stone “ParaXtra Normal IPA”
Style:
American IPA
ABV: 7.7%
Notes: It’s no secret that at Stone Brewing they love hops. They also love using other REAL ingredients. This special draft-only release combines real mandarin orange and pineapple with a more-than-generous addition of hops. Using London Ale III yeast gives this beer some added body that serves as a jumping-off point for the fruit and hops. It’s juicy, ultra-refreshing and of course, hoppy as shit. If Stone’s Fear Movie Lions Hazy IPA got lucky with a one night stand with their Vengeful Spirit Fruited IPA, it’d be the ParaXtra Normal.


 

Terrapin “Touch of Grisette”
Style:
Grisette
ABV: 4.2%
Notes: Dry-hopped with Azacca for an aromatic rush, this classic farmhouse-style ale has lodes of wheat and spelt for a soft, biscuit malt profile. Look for a slightly tart and spicy finish from the lactic fermentation and traditional saison yeast. Every silver lining has a touch of Grisette.    

 
  Via Stone Brewing Instagram @StoneBrewingRVA

Via Stone Brewing Instagram @StoneBrewingRVA


Charm City “Pumpkin”
Style:
Spiced Sparkling Mead
ABV: 6.9%
Notes: Charm City’s fall seasonal is a unique alternative to the ever-growing pumpkin craze. This effervescent autumnal beverage is sure to keep things light with its subtle harvest spice and use of true pumpkin. We’ve seen Pumpkin IPAs, Pumpkin Pale Ales, Pumpkin Porters, Pumpkin Saisons, Pumpkin Barleywines, Pumpkin Wild Ales, and even hearty Imperial Pumpkin Stouts…Charm City’s rendition is simplicity at its finest as it captures the signature cool weather feeling but finishes incredibly light and easy.


Terrapin “Gamma Ray”
Style:
Wheatwine
ABV: 10.8%
Notes: Gamma Ray is a wheat beer brewed with a massive amount of honey from Savannah Bee Company. This super powered blast from the past will make you believe time travel is possible. One quick note, this thing does not drink like it’s 10.8%, consume with caution.    

 

SUMMER/FALL SEASONALS

  Via Atlas Brew Works Twitter @AtlasBrewWorks

Via Atlas Brew Works Twitter @AtlasBrewWorks

Atlas “Festbier”
Style:
Oktoberfest
ABV: 6.1%
Notes: Atlas’ irreverent take on a German-style Festbier. An increased hop profile features a blend of German and American hop varietals. The Atlas Festbier is lighter in both color and body than a traditional Oktoberfest beer resulting in a more drinkable lager. Sweet bread notes from the malt, orange blossom aromas from the hops, and a clean yeast profile make for a stein-worthy beverage.  

 

Atlas “Ugly & Stoned”
Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV: 6%
Notes: A collaboration between Atlas, MOMs Organic Grocery stores and the Environmental Working Group. Each year in the US, 40% of our food supply is thrown away. To call attention to this massive issue, Atlas brewed Ugly & Stoned. They recaptured ugly fruit from MOMs, fruit that is perfectly edible but doesn’t meet consumers aesthetics. Rather than this fruit going into the waste stream, Atlas takes the stone fruit and puts it in a kettle soured American ale. The result is a beautifully tart, aromatic, and deep flavored beer that is a creative solution to a large problem and helps us get the word out about food waste in America.  


Atlas “Blood Orange Gose”
Style:
Gose
ABV: 4.4%
Notes: Light bodied and effervescent, slightly sour with a touch of saline, and sweet orange aromas up front followed by faint notes of berry. Atlas’ Blood Orange Gose makes for a beautifully refreshing summer beer. Just enough sourness to quench your thirst on a DC hot summer day. The salinity will keep you coming back for more while the low ABV makes sure you don’t regret it in the morning.  


  Via Bell’s Brewery Instagram @BellsBrewery

Via Bell’s Brewery Instagram @BellsBrewery

Bell’s “Best Brown Ale”
Style:
American Brown Ale
ABV: 5.8%
Notes: Bell’s autumn seasonal is a little different than what you would normally find from a craft brewery’s fall lineup. This traditional American Brown Ale isn’t spiced or sweetened, but rather kept alone as is. As the leaves start to change color so do our palates, and Larry Bell’s intent is to offer the public an approachable, smooth, weather transitioning beverage. With hints of caramel and cocoa, the malt body has depth to stand up to cool weather, but does not come across as heavy. This balancing act is aided by the generous use of American hops.


Bell’s “Special Double Cream Stout”
Style:
Sweet Stout
ABV: 6.1%
Notes: Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout has such a complex combination of specialty roasted malts that most people think this is brewed as a traditional milk stout, when in fact no dairy products are in the beer, just brewing excellence. Double Cream will drink like liquid silk while the rich mocha and espresso flavors burst on the palate. Dark and sweet tones intermingle with a soft, roasty finish.


 

Bell’s “The Oracle Ale”
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV: 10%
Notes: Bell’s take on the West Coast-style double IPA, The Oracle places hop intensity first and foremost, making only the slightest concession to malt and balance. The fireworks start with the aromatic punch of dry-hop sessions with hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest, citrusy hop flavors mixed with aggressive bitterness from a massive kettle addition deliver on that aromatic promise.


Bell’s “Oktoberfest Beer”
Style:
Oktoberfest
ABV: 5.5%
Notes: One thing about Bell’s is that whatever they make has a textbook approach with perfect execution. They follow their stellar consistency with brewing Octoberfest Beer, a six week long fermenting project that falls in line with anything brewed from the homeland. Gentle herbal hop aromatics lead way into a lightly toasted amber base, making this a perfect choice for fall festivities


Bell’s “Oberon Ale”
Style:
American Wheat Ale
ABV: 5.8%
Notes: Culture, tradition, passion, and consistency has organically grown Bell’s Oberon to be the third largest summer seasonal in the country. Being that Bell’s is only sold in 30 states, having the title as “third largest summer seasonal” speaks loudly when it comes to volume. This wheat ale is fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mild, fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer offering. Made with only 4 ingredients, and without the use of any spice or fruit, Oberon is an iconic choice for good times ahead.


  Via Boulevard’s Instagram @Boulevard_Beer

Via Boulevard’s Instagram @Boulevard_Beer

Boulevard “Berliner Weisse”
Style:
Berliner Weissbier
ABV: 4.5%
Notes: Few beer styles can match the delicate, sparkling character of the classic Berliner Weisse, with its light body and tart palate. It’s said that Napoleon’s troops referred to it as “The Champagne of the North,” high praise for beer coming from a Frenchman. With Berliner Weisse, Boulevard pays tribute to the style, while giving it a distinctively American twist. Bright and thirst quenching, the beer is enlivened by soft lactic notes. 

Boulevard “Love Child No. 9”
Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV: 8.4%
Notes: Boulevard’s Love Child series of wild ales are barrel-aged with such boisterous cultures of Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces. These wayward offspring can prove so complex that Boulevard employs gauges on the label to convey the intensity of three key personal traits, funk, sour and fruit, presenting a picture of the blend at the time it was released. This beer will change as it ages, but don’t we all? Here is the complex breakdown of this year’s Love Child:

  • 40% Belgian-style Golden Ale 2017 aged in previously used wine barrels

  • 25% Flanders-style Red Ale 2016  aged in previously used wine barrels

  • 15% Flanders-style Red Ale 2017 aged in previously used wine barrels

  • 10% Blend of sour ales aged in barrels with tart cherries

  • 5% Belgian-style Golden Ale 2016 aged in previously used wine barrels

  • 5% Belgian-style Golden Ale aged in wine barrels with apricots


Brewer’s Art “Penguin Pils”
Style:
German Pilsner
ABV: 4.5%
Notes: A collaborative brew between The Maryland Zoo and Brewer’s Art, this German Noble and American hopped brew is crisp, light, and refreshing, making it perfect for summer sipping. A portion of all sales of Penguin Pils will benefit The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore’s African penguin program. This zoo is home to North America’s largest African penguin exhibit, Penguin Coast. This exhibit currently houses a colony of 66 penguins with room for up to 100 of these endangered birds. Active zoo staff support a number of conservation and research projects as well as public education programs on behalf of the species.

  Via The Brewers Art Instagram @brewersart

Via The Brewers Art Instagram @brewersart


  Via DuClaw’s Instagram @DuClawBrewingCo

Via DuClaw’s Instagram @DuClawBrewingCo

DuClaw “Gose O’s”
Style:
Gose
ABV: 5.5%
Notes: Sour season is open. This gose is brewed with cantaloupe and black lava sea salt for a light, refreshing mix of sweet and salty flavors. The choice of orange and black ingredients is no coincidence, where DuClaw comes from, these are the colors of summer. Step up to the plate and swing away!

 

DuClaw “All Along The Hop Tower Double IPA”
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV: 8%
Notes: Named after the Jimi Hendrix hit, “All Along The Watchtower”, this hazy, juicy, and tropical flavor bomb is sure to take you on a journey as smooth as your favorite riff.


DuClaw “Mad Bishop”
Style:
Oktoberfest
ABV: 6%
Notes: Mad Bishop, one of DuClaw’s most popular and enduring seasonal brews, has been haunting the congregation with its distinct copper color, and rich toasted malt flavor and aroma since it was first brewed in 1996. This true German-style Oktoberfest combines complex aromas and flavors of sweet and toasted malt, a smooth mouthfeel created by an eight week lagering process, and a clean, crisp finish.


E.Krispers Cider

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E. Krispers “Cider”
Style:
English Cider
ABV: 5%
Notes: E. Krispers is made from 100% cider apples. In fact, 24 different varieties come together to give this cider it’s refreshing taste – a unique bittersweet flavor that’s fruit forward, crisp, and balanced with a classic finish. E. Krispers classifies this as a sessionable cider with unparalleled character. This product is made in England, imported by your local friends at Heavy Seas, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing Belushi walking around trying to get one in your hand. On a personal note, this stuff is delicious. All you need to do is try it, then you’ll find an avenue for it on your selves or draft lines. E. Kripsers draft will be coming in “one-way” kegs, meaning there is no deposit on these, as these 7.92 gallon kegs are disposable when empty. They are fitted with an American sankey, making it an easy transition for rotating lines or new permanent homes. This cider will be available year-round!
*NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED FOR KEGS*


  Via Flying Dog’s Instagram @FlyingDogBrewery

Via Flying Dog’s Instagram @FlyingDogBrewery

Flying Dog “Dogtoberfest”
Style:
Oktoberfest
ABV: 5.6%
Notes: With 100% of its ingredients imported from the Marzen Motherland and 49 days in the fermentation tank, Flying Dog Dogtoberfest is a malt monster awakened at the perfect time of year. This multi-gold medal winner at GABF appeases the masses with its authenticity, letting this auburn-colored brew to truly challenge the consumer’s ability of having just one. So, bust out the lederhosen, fill your stein up right, and get this year’s fall festivities poppin.

Flying Dog “Strawberry Rhubarb Gose
Style:
Gose
ABV: 5%
Notes: We’re pretty tight with our boys over in Frederick. So tight, that after a record setting year they invited their favorite distributor over for a little brew party. Flying Dog’s liquid masterminds teamed with our salesforce on creating something unique and exclusive to Buck’s territory. Now, after popular demand from both the market and staff at Flying Dog, this one time concept comes alive, full-fledged as Flying Dog’s latest and greatest Brewhouse Rarity. As for the beer itself, strawberry and rhubarb go together like peas and carrots, peanut butter and jelly, and Cinnemax after 11pm on Thursday nights and your 15-year-old self. A beautifully vibrant and fluorescent pink base unleashes a seductive bouquet of ripe strawberry and raspberry candy. An eyebrow raising acidic tartness pinches the front of the tongue, mellowing out towards the end and allowing the natural salt character to adhere to the tropical fruit notes. We’re pretty freakin’ psyched about this beer, we hope you are too. Cheers!



Flying Dog “Alpha Initiative #03 IPA”
Style:
American IPA
ABV: 6.8%
Notes: Alpha Initiative is a playground for Flying Dog’s brewers to explore, create, and analyze all things IPA. Pilot #03 is all about essential oils. To compliment the juicy tropical fruit notes of a Galaxy dry hop, a natural hop oil was added post fermentation. The oil is a blend of flavor and aroma fractions from a variety of hops to create an apricot, peach, and stone fruit profile.  


Flying Dog “The Fear Imperial Pumpkin”
Style:
Imperial Pumpkin Ale
ABV: 9%
Notes: I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on a beer brewed with pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, Sporty spice – the more spice the better when it comes to my beer. I want to crack the cap off that shit and get punched in the face with a bouquet that makes me think of nothing but fall, flannel, and football. I love pumpkin beers. You know who I want to meet? I want to meet the genius who was the first to toss some pumpkin into a batch of beer. I want to shake his hand heartily and thank him from the bottom of my cozy, candy corn-shaped heart. He knew that all a fall beer needed was the hard and hard-to-get-to meat of a pumpkin. Fuck that shiny orange rind. Fuck those slimy ass seeds. He wanted meat and he went for it. God bless him. And you know what? Bitch all you want about pumpkin beers coming out too early. “Pumpkin beers on shelves in August?” That’s just nature’s way of making sure you’re ready for a cornucopia of fall flavor jam-packed into each and every bottle. You’re saying you don’t want to be fully prepared for the moment it goes from 95 to 62 degrees? Clearly, you were never a boy scout. I digress, anyway, The Fear is here. Stop bitching, start buying.


Flying Dog “Dogtoberfest”
Style:
Oktoberfest
ABV: 5.6%
Notes: With 100% of its ingredients imported from the Marzen Motherland and 49 days in the fermentation tank, Flying Dog Dogtoberfest is a malt monster awakened at the perfect time of year. This multi-gold medal winner at GABF appeases the masses with its authenticity, letting this auburn-colored brew to truly challenge the consumer’s ability of having just one. So, bust out the lederhosen, fill your stein up right, and get this year’s fall festivities poppin.

Flying Dog “Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale”
Style:
Spiced Beer
ABV: 5.6%
Notes: There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that light is knowing that Dead Rise returns today. That euphoric feeling is natural. Let is wash over you. I can wait. It also feels good to know that Flying Dog put the world’s first and only Old Bay Summer Ale in a can. After that they jumped into boxes twelve-at-a-time, creating the perfect briefcase for your summer office…if your office is located on a beach, a boat, a hammock, or a newspaper-lined picnic table. This beer was brewed to highlight the indelible character of Old Bay through bright and refreshing citrus hop notes and a crisp tart finish. The brewers at Flying Dog worked their asses off to create the perfect spiced balance and ultimately a craft beer that quickly earned its spot alongside the iconic yellow, blue, and red tin.


Flying Dog “Kujo Cold Brew Coffee Porter”
Style:
American Porter
ABV: 6%
Notes: Together, Flying Dog and Vigilante Coffee Company summoned a savage beast back from Satan’s doggie daycare. Kujo has been reincarnated in the form of a cold brew coffee porter using Colombian La Caturrita beans. Vigilante sources a little bit of the best beans from each of their small-scale farm partners in Huila and Tomila, specifically the peaberries and beans that would otherwise be too small a screen size for those farms to sell at top dollar. Flying Dog brews Kujo with nutty roasted malts and steeps it with the sweet, chocolate-forward coffee during fermentation to give the beer that classic cold brew smoothness. This beautiful hybrid of beer and coffee will suspend you in a state of pure autumnal nirvana.  

 

  Via Heavy Sea’s Instagram @HeavySeasBeer

Via Heavy Sea’s Instagram @HeavySeasBeer

Heavy Seas “Grand Crew”
Style:
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
ABV: 8.5%
Notes: With this intrepid Belgian-style ale, Heavy Seas amassed  the cumulative skills of their Grand Crew to create this red wine barrel-aged masterpiece. Brewed with an eclectic mix of aromatic Belgian malts and a carefully curated selection of yeasts, Heavy Seas hopes it doesn’t suck.


Heavy Seas “The Great’er Pumpkin”
Style:
Imperial Pumpkin Ale
ABV: 10%
Notes: In the most worthy of pumpkin patches and during the silence of the midnight hour, the Great’er Pumpkin raises up and pours a rich deep and burnished orange color. Heady aromas of bourbon, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and clove linger seductively over the thick white head of this tremendous brew. Its love at first sip as the full malt body, dominated by British crystal malt, brown sugar and pumpkin, slowly washes over your tongue. Bourbon barrel aging rounds out the flavors with notes of oak, vanilla, and whiskey. Pairs well with crisp autumn weather, crunchy fallen leaves, and raiding the hell out of your kid’s Halloween candy bags.


Heavy Seas “TreasureFest”
Style:
Oktoberfest
ABV: 6%
Notes: Prosit! It’s time to celebrate the tradition of lager. Brewed in the Oktoberfest style, TreasureFest is an American spin on the classic German style. This is created with the use of imported German malts and lavishly hopped with a blend of German hops in the kettle, then dry-hopped with American hops, giving an alternative twist on the old Oktober stand by. This refreshing fall treat is sure to do the job…whether you wish to dance around in lederhosen and parade about with an oversized, boot shaped glass, I leave to you. This is judgement free zone.


Hofbräu “Oktoberfestbier”
Style:
Oktoberfest
ABV: 6.3%Notes: The Munich Beer Festival, or Oktoberfest, is an event of superlatives – it’s the largest popular festival in the world, staging in the beer metropolis of Munich. Millions of visitors from all over the world flock among every year to enjoy its very special atmosphere. For this occasion, Hofbräu brews a rich, full-bodied beer which goes down ideally with traditional Bavarian cuisine. With its deliciously bitter taste and sturdy alcohol content of 6.3%, Oktoberfestbier is as special as the Beer Festival itself.

  Via Hofbräu’s Instagram @HofbraeuMuenchen

Via Hofbräu’s Instagram @HofbraeuMuenchen

 

Jailbreak

Jailbreak”Oktoberfest”
Style:
Oktoberfest
ABV: 5.5%
Notes: Jailbreak’s Oktoberfest is their take on the traditional Bavarian Marzen lager. Unabashedly malt-forward, this medium-bodied, dry lager exemplifies balance between a carefully curated selection of German malts, ester-free lager yeast, and the appropriate tinge of continental hop character. Captivating aromas of actively baking bread and palate sensations of toffee-laced sourdough crust punctuate every aspect of the drinking experience, to the extent that their arms are already tired from raising their steins!

Port City

Port City “Oktoberfest”
Style:
Oktoberfest
ABV: 5.5%
Notes: Port City’s Oktoberfest is a traditional Marzen-style lager, brewed entirely with German malts and hops. This beer is a brilliant amber with gently sweet flavors of crusty bread, leading to a clean, dry finish punctuated by a touch of noble hops. Served in the Keller/Zwickel style, Port City’s fall seasonal is unfiltered and completely naturally carbonated so, in other words, their Oktoberfest is full-on authentic.


Stone “22nd Anniversary Anni-Matter Double IPA”
Style:
Imperial IPA\
ABV: 9.1%
Notes: Stone Brewing has spent over 20 years pursuing clean, bitter, hop forward beers. It would be passé to suggest this beer is simply another gigantically juicy and extremely complex Stone Double IPA. It’s a middle finger to the haze craze proving that clean, crisp IPAs can still be smashed full of big, juicy, tropical flavor. It’s also the winner of their 2018 Spotlight Series contest, which puts teams of brewers against each other to see who can brew the best beer. Citrus takes the forefront, with plenty of fruit character to back it up. With incredible mouthfeel from the malted oats, the beer isn’t sweet at all, but its light amber color would make you think it is sweeter than it tastes.


Stone “Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2018”
Style:
Imperial Stout
ABV: 11.5%
Notes: This barre;-aged palate saver has been a favorite among Stone fans since its inception in 2013. Pecans, wheat, flaked rye, and bourbon-soaked wood provide this whopping, complex superhero version of an imperial stout with a profound complexity that makes it ideal for cellaring…if you can wait that long.

Stone “Idolatrous IPA”
Style:
American IPA
ABV: 7%
Notes: Stone Idolatrous IPA represents the elevated state of reverence that Stone extols for the venerable and almighty hop. El Dorado and Mosaic hops have been anointed to bestow their divine qualities on this sacred brew. This limited release is part of Stone’s Hop Worship Seasonal IPA Series…Glory be to those who imbibe it in its freshest form…and faithfully worship thy hop in the beauty of blissful bitterness.


Stone “Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout”
Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
ABV: 10.6%
Notes: Built from the backbone of Stone’s classic Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout certainly celebrates the hallmarks of the style – it pours jet black with a fluffy chocolate head and tastes of deeply dark fruit flavors with rich chocolate and coffee undertones. Yet, however old world in nature, this particular rendition of an IRS is flavored with new world hops, intensifying its berry flavors and aroma while subtly introducing a juicy melon undertone. The result is a spectacularly sinful delight. Don’t say Stone didn’t warn you, comrade.  

 

  Via Terrapin’s Instagram @TerrapinBeerCo

Via Terrapin’s Instagram @TerrapinBeerCo

Terrapin “Watermelon Gose”
Style:
Gose
ABV: 4.3%
Notes: Goses are hot right now. An almost forgotten style of beer has been resurrected by American breweries over the last few years, especially this year. Terrapin’s first approach at a gose, this beer is kettle soured with Lactobacillus for a tart, but refreshing brew. Watermelon aroma and flavor is complimented with a distinct lactic tartness and saltiness that is true to style. The combo of sharp sea salt and refreshing watermelon dances on the palate with each sip, creating the ultimate alternative summer beverage.


Yards “Cape of Good Hope Double IPA”
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV: 9.7%
Notes: Though the recipe changes year to year, this west coast-style double IPA always embodies the adventurous spirit of the original India Pale Ales, and each year’s release promises to take you on an epic journey. This year’s batch bursts with notes of citrus, melon, and pine from Chinook, El Dorado, Citra, Azacca, Simcoe, Cascade, and whole flower Columbus hops. In other words, hoppy as shit.


Yards “Rival IPA”
Style:
American IPA
ABV: 6.2%
Notes: Inspired by their once brewed “Rye IPA”, this “over the top” ale utilizes pale crystal and rye malts. Bravo, Nugget, and whole flower Chinook hops are added in the hopback to yield a rich, sticky, and downright aggressive hop character. To amplify this beer’s dank nature, Yards then dry-hops the Rival IPA with Centennial, Citra, Simcoe, and Columbus hops. Contrary to its name, Rival’s ingredients work in perfect harmony for a bold, balanced IPA.

Yards “Loral Lager”
Style: American Pale Lager
ABV: 5.3%
Notes: Brewed with 100% pilsner malt and a new hop varietal called Loral. This hop was designed for pale ales and lagers, rather than in your face hoppy beers. Loral Lager is floral, peppery, with a lemon-citrus characteristic.


Yards “Pynk”
Style:
Fruit Beer
ABV: 5.5%
Notes: Yards decided to give back to the community with this one, donating money for every case and pint sold to breast cancer research and awareness. As for the beer itself, 3300 lbs. of sweet and sour cherries and fresh raspberries are added to each batch, resulting in a tart, effervescent, pink brew. Delighting the palate, this light-bodied brew finishes refreshingly dry. Drinking for a cause is a beautiful thing, and in this case, Yards has proudly donated a portion of Pynk sales to the Tyanna Foundation to help increase awareness and improve the lives of breast cancer patients since 2013. This beer is considered an “extended” seasonal, making a statement for awareness throughout the summer months, concluding at the finish line in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


coming soon

  • Atlas Silent Neighbor

  • Boulevard Space Camper IPA – YEAR ROUND

  • DuClaw Dirty Little Freak

  • DuClaw Purple Passion Gose

  • Flying Dog Alpha #4 Brut IPA

  • Flying Dog K-9 Winter Ale

  • Heavy Seas Winter Storm Imperial ESB

  • Jailbreak White Russian

  • Monument City Woodstove

  • Stone Sanctimonious IPA

  • Stone Xocoveza

  • Terrapin Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose

  • Terrapin Moo-Hoo


If you are an account, note that everything listed above is subject to sale in specific territories. Refer to our Territory Map to see what brands are available for us to sell to you

BREWS NEWS(7.30.18)

Written by: Alex Taylor
Edited by: Isis Jones

NEW BREWS NEWS

Brewer’s Art “Penguin Pils”
Style: German Pilsner
ABV: 4.5%
Notes: A collaborative brew between The Maryland Zoo and Brewer’s Art, this German Noble and American hopped brew is crisp, light, and refreshing, making it perfect for summer sipping. A portion of all sales of Penguin Pils will benefit The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore’s African penguin program. This zoo is home to North America’s largest African penguin exhibit, Penguin Coast. This exhibit currently houses a colony of 66 penguins with room for up to 100 of these endangered birds. Active zoo staff support a number of conservation and research projects as well as public education programs on behalf of the species.

 

Hofbräu “Oktoberfestbier”
Style: Oktoberfest
ABV: 6.3%
Notes: The Munich Beer Festival, or Oktoberfest, is an event of superlatives – it’s the largest popular festival in the world, staging in the beer metropolis of Munich. Millions of visitors from all over the world flock among every year to enjoy its very special atmosphere. For this occasion, Hofbräu brews a rich, full-bodied beer which goes down ideally with traditional Bavarian cuisine. With its deliciously bitter taste and sturdy alcohol content of 6.3%, Oktoberfestbier is as special as the Beer Festival itself.

 
  Via The Brewers Art Instagram @brewersart

Via The Brewers Art Instagram @brewersart

Stone “22nd Anniversary Anni-Matter Double IPA”
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 9.1%
Notes: Stone Brewing has spent over 20 years pursuing clean, bitter, hop forward beers. It would be passé to suggest this beer is simply another gigantically juicy and extremely complex Stone Double IPA. It’s a middle finger to the haze craze proving that clean, crisp IPAs can still be smashed full of big, juicy, tropical flavor. It’s also the winner of their 2018 Spotlight Series contest, which puts teams of brewers against each other to see who can brew the best beer. Citrus takes the forefront, with plenty of fruit character to back it up. With incredible mouthfeel from the malted oats, the beer isn’t sweet at all, but its light amber color would make you think it is sweeter than it tastes.

 

Boulevard “Berliner Weisse”
Style: Berliner Weissbier
ABV: 4.5%
Notes: Few beer styles can match the delicate, sparkling character of the classic Berliner Weisse, with its light body and tart palate. It’s said that Napoleon’s troops referred to it as “The Champagne of the North,” high praise for beer coming from a Frenchman. With Berliner Weisse, Boulevard pays tribute to the style, while giving it a distinctively American twist. Bright and thirst quenching, the beer is enlivened by soft lactic notes. 

 


SUMMER/FALL SEASONALS

To see other current summer beers we have to offer check out our recent posts from July 16, 2018 and June 25, 2018.


TERRAPIN

Terrapin “Beyond the Galaxy Single Hopped IPA”
Style: American IPA
ABV: 6.3%
Notes: This single-hopped IPA is brewed with an astronomical amount of Galaxy hops for stellar flavor and an aroma of candied pineapple and tropical fruit. Beyond the Galaxy is deep gold in color with a soft, juicy bitterness that will take you on a voyage where no mash has gone before.  

 
 

COMING SOON

  • Atlas Madoff Double Ponzi (draft only)
  • Bell’s Best Brown Ale (bottles and draft)
  • Bell’s Octoberfest (bottles and draft)
  • Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout (bottles and draft)
  • Boulevard Tough Kitty (draft and bottles)
  • Flying Dog Dogtoberfest (bottles and draft)
  • Flying Dog The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale(bottles and draft)
  • Flying Dog Strawberry Rhubarb Gose(bottles and draft)
  • Heavy Seas Great’ER Pumpkin (bottles and draft)
  • Heavy Seas TreasureFest (bottles and draft)
  • Port City Oktoberfest (bottles and draft)
  • Terrapin Gamma Ray(draft and cans)
  • Terrapin Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose(draft and can)
  • Terrapin Touch of Grisette (draft and 16oz cans)

If you are an account, note that everything listed above is subject to sale in specific territories. Refer to our Territory Map to see what brands are available for us to sell to you

BREWS NEWS(7.16.18)

Written By: Alex Taylor
Edited By: Isis Jones

NEW BREWS NEWS

Atlas “Ugly & Stoned”
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6%
Notes:
A collaboration between Atlas, MOMs Organic Grocery stores and the Environmental Working Group. Each year in the US, 40% of our food supply is thrown away. To call attention to this massive issue, Atlas brewed Ugly & Stoned. They recaptured ugly fruit from MOMs, fruit that is perfectly edible but doesn’t meet consumers aesthetics. Rather than this fruit going into the waste stream, Atlas takes the stone fruit and puts it in a kettle soured American ale. The result is a beautifully tart, aromatic, and deep flavored beer that is a creative solution to a large problem and helps us get the word out about food waste in America.  

 

Heavy Seas “Grand Crew”
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
ABV: 8.5%
Notes:
With this intrepid Belgian-style ale, Heavy Seas amassed  the cumulative skills of their Grand Crew to create this red wine barrel-aged masterpiece. Brewed with an eclectic mix of aromatic Belgian malts and a carefully curated selection of yeasts, Heavy Seas hopes it doesn’t suck.

 
  Via Atlas Brew Works Twitter @AtlasBrewWorks

Via Atlas Brew Works Twitter @AtlasBrewWorks

Bell’s “The Oracle Ale”
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 10%
Notes:
Bell’s take on the West Coast-style double IPA, The Oracle places hop intensity first and foremost, making only the slightest concession to malt and balance. The fireworks start with the aromatic punch of dry-hop sessions with hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest, citrusy hop flavors mixed with aggressive bitterness from a massive kettle addition deliver on that aromatic promise.

 

Heavy Seas/NoDa Partner Ships “Hoppy Wheat Ale”
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
ABV: 5%
Notes:
The second Partner Ship series for 2018 is collaborated with NoDa Brewing Company out of Charlotte, NC. This beer looks to Mosaic, Simcoe, and Azacca to have some nice synergy and create a very hop forward summer wheat. To compliment the fruity and tropical notes from the hops, grapefruit and tangerine peel are incorporated late in the brew in the hopback with Simcoe. American Wheat yeast will keep it clean and crisp, while allowing the hops to shine. A robust dry-hop of the three hops in perfect ratio works to pull it all together.  


SPRING/SUMMER SEASONALS


BELLS

Bell’s “Quinannan Falls”
Style: Dry-Hopped Pale Lager
ABV: 6.5%

Notes: Literally born in a dream: Larry Bell, president and founder of Bell’s, dreamt that he was at the mystically hidden retreat of Quinannan Falls, somewhere in the boreal north. Neither Quinannan Falls nor the beer actually existed outside his imagination, but he remembered enough about it to sketch a recipe and label, which was put into full form by Michigan artist Kathleen Kalinowski, the following morning. The end result is a dry-hopped lager that possesses a crisp, dry bitterness you would expect from a German pilsner, but the use of highly aromatic Simcoe hops from the Pacific Northwest, evoke the fragrant pine forests that inspired this beer.


Flying Dog

Flying Dog “Alpha Initiative #03 IPA”
Style: American IPA
ABV: 6.8%

Notes: Alpha Initiative is a playground for Flying Dog’s brewers to explore, create, and analyze all things IPA. Pilot #03 is all about essential oils. To compliment the juicy tropical fruit notes of a Galaxy dry hop, a natural hop oil was added post fermentation. The oil is a blend of flavor and aroma fractions from a variety of hops to create an apricot, peach, and stone fruit profile.  


Stone

Stone “Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2018”
Style:
Imperial Stout
ABV: 11.5%

Notes: This barre;-aged palate saver has been a favorite among Stone fans since its inception in 2013. Pecans, wheat, flaked rye, and bourbon-soaked wood provide this whopping, complex superhero version of an imperial stout with a profound complexity that makes it ideal for cellaring…if you can wait that long.


DuClaw

DuClaw “All Along The Hop Tower Double IPA”
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 8%

Notes: Named after the Jimi Hendrix hit, “All Along The Watchtower”, this hazy, juicy, and tropical flavor bomb is sure to take you on a journey as smooth as your favorite riff.

 

Flying Dog “Lemon Lime Pilsner”
Style: Czech Pilsner
ABV: 5.4%

Notes: Sweet and sour. Only one of those describes Serina, Flying Dog’s tour guide who spreads the Gospel of Gonzo in their tasting room day after day. Both describe her pitch during their annual Brewhouse Rarities retreat for a crisp pilsner with a twist of lemon and lime.   

 

Yards

Yards “Pynk”
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 5.5%

Notes: Yards decided to give back to the community with this one, donating money for every case and pint sold to breast cancer research and awareness. As for the beer itself, 3300 lbs. of sweet and sour cherries and fresh raspberries are added to each batch, resulting in a tart, effervescent, pink brew. Delighting the palate, this light-bodied brew finishes refreshingly dry. Drinking for a cause is a beautiful thing, and in this case, Yards has proudly donated a portion of Pynk sales to the Tyanna Foundation to help increase awareness and improve the lives of breast cancer patients since 2013. This beer is considered an “extended” seasonal, making a statement for awareness throughout the summer months, concluding at the finish line in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

To see other current spring/summer beers we have to offer check out this post from June 25, 2018.


COMING SOON

  • Atlas Madoff Double Ponzi (draft only)

  • Bell’s The Oracle Double IPA (draft and bottles)

  • Boulevard Berliner Weisse (draft and cans)

  • Boulevard Changeling (draft only)

  • Boulevard Tough Kitty (draft and bottles)

  • Brewer’s Art Penguin Pils (cans)

  • Stone 22nd Anniversary (draft and cans)

  • Terrapin Gamma Ray (draft and cans)

  • Terrapin Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose (draft and can)

  • Terrapin Touch of Grisette (draft and 16oz cans)


If you are an account, note that everything listed above is subject to sale in specific territories. Refer to our Territory Map to see what brands are available for us to sell to you

BREWS NEWS(6.25.18)

Written By: Alex Taylor
Edited By: Isis Jones

NEW BREWS NEWS

Atlas “Double Dance of Days”
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.5%
Notes: This double IPA packs a hoppy punch. Dank pineapple and mango aromas overtake the nose before a sip is taken. On the first drink, mild bitterness gives way to a tropical fruit sweetness. There is a slight heat indicative of its 8.5% ABV. This hop nectar leaves fruity flavors lingering on the palate after the beer departs. A bigger, badder beer to lead us into the haze of another DC summer.

  (picture shown is original Dance of Dance)

(picture shown is original Dance of Dance)


SPRING/SUMMER SEASONALS

atlas

Atlas “Coffee Common”
Style: California Common
ABV: 5.1%
Notes: Atlas takes their classic recreation of the westward inspired California Common, and tweaks it with DC native roasters, Compass Coffee, who tend to frequent Atlas’ tap room. Compass Coffee takes pride in their art and is dedicated to making real good coffee. Nothing fancy, nothing too crazy or hard to pronounce, just really good. The combination of the slight acrid addition bounces off the chewy, well-balanced, pale lager character, aiding the fruity ale notes. Truly, an uncommon Common.

 

Atlas “Home Rule Happy Pils”
Style: German Pilsner
ABV: 5.8%
Notes: Home Rule gives Atlas’ brewers the chance to show off their hops. This pilsner features a brewers’ choice rotating hop to compliment the backbone of lemon lime notes from New Zealand Waimea hops. 2018 brings Azacca to the party, giving their Happy Pils sustained impressions of citrus and very ripe mango, with notes of orchard fruit and pine throughout. These exotic hop aromas are balanced by a slight bitterness that will have you reaching for sip after sip.


Bell's

Bell’s “Oberon Ale”
Style: American Wheat Ale
ABV: 5.8%
Notes: Culture, tradition, passion, and consistency has organically grown Bell’s Oberon to be the third largest summer seasonal in the country. Being that Bell’s is only sold in 30 states, having the title as “third largest summer seasonal” speaks loudly when it comes to volume. This wheat ale is fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mild, fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer offering. Made with only 4 ingredients, and without the use of any spice or fruit, Oberon is an iconic choice for good times ahead.

 

Boulevard

Boulevard “Rye on Rye”
Style: American Strong Ale
ABV: 12%
Notes: Why Rye? This assertively flavorful grain is more often associated with whiskey than with ales. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of bourbon and scotch. But, when Boulevard produced some seasoned barrels from their friends at Templeton Rye, they asked themselves, “Why not?” Why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warmth of charred oak rye whiskey casks? Two kinds of malted rye provide spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of vanilla, charred oak and the citrusy tang of Citra and Styrian Golding hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish.

 

Boulevard “Ginger Lemon Radler”
Style: Radler
ABV: 4.1%
Notes: Ginger Lemon Radler is a zesty, refreshing take on the tradition of mixing beer with soda or lemonade to create a light, thirst-quenching beverage ideal for warm weather. Radler (literally “cyclist,”) takes its name from active German sportsmen of a hundred years ago, but Boulevard’s version tastes just as good even if you do nothing more strenuous than lifting it your lips.

 

Boulevard “Hibiscus Gose”
Style: Gose
ABV: 4.2%
Notes: Boulevard’s version of an unusual, yet resurgent, beer style. It pays tribute to the pleasantly sour, slightly salty wheat beers that originated in Goslar and became popular in Leipzig, Germany around the late 1800’s. A great introductory sour beer, Hibiscus Gose receives coriander and sea salt during boiling, then they steep dried hibiscus flowers at the end to create a vibrant pink hue. The result is a tangy, sweet and sour ale with a refreshing citrus character.   


Charm City Meadworks

Charm City Meadworks “Mango Comapeño”
Style: Spiced Fruit Mead
ABV: 6.9%
Notes: Everyone tends to dial it down for their summer seasonal release, whereas Charm City kicks it up a notch with this not too spicy, not too sweet, hot weather treat. In case you were wondering, comapeño is a pepper that’s in the same family as a jalapeño, just less spicy. Personally, I can’t get enough of this stuff. I love the perfect balance of these two unique flavors. Take my word for it, crack one open, good luck drinking just one.

 

Flying Dog

Flying Dog “Mimosa Beer”
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 5.2%
Notes: Brunch. For some, it’s an occasional weekend get together. For others, it’s the socially acceptable excuse for day drinking. We’ve all been there, we accept the brunch we think we deserve. As for Cooper, Flying Dog’s quality manager, and Drew, their brewing team supervisor, it’s a competitive sport. And in order to brunch the best, they pitched the ultimate beer for their breakfast/lunch hybrid needs. Fermented with a champagne yeast and zested with Citra hops, you’ll find this beer rather fitting for the occasion. So, brunch the pain away, get champagne in the membrane, it’s time for mimosas, bitches.

 

Flying Dog “Tropical Bitch – Orange & Pineapple”
Style: Belgian IPA
ABV: 8%
Notes: For years, she’s gone walking. When she passes, she lures you in. And time after glorious time, she never disappoints. Tall and tan and young and lovely. You smile. With a swing so cool and a sway so gentle, you’ll give your heart gladly. Bright pineapple with a pop of bubblegum. Peppery phenolics quickly dominated by bold orange citrus. This year’s Tropical Bitch, an annual twist on Raging Bitch, is brewed with pineapple and orange. The only thing not included is sand in places you never thought possible. How can you tell her you love her? Throw her on the shelf next to her former self, or put her on draft as an extended seasonal. After all, she is the queen of all bitches, respectable yet frightening.

 

Flying Dog “Summer Rental”
Style:
Radler
ABV: 4.5%
Notes: Summer Rental is the sixth beer to graduate from Brewhouse Rarity to standard release in their seasonal portfolio. Radler, German for cyclist, was born of necessity. In the roaring ‘20s when biking and drinking was all the rage, an entrepreneurial innkeeper built a trail from nearby Munich to his establishment. One fine day, he found himself with more bikers than beer, roughly 13,000 to be exact. To keep his customers happy and with a beer in hand, he stretched out his supply by making a 50/50 mix of beer and lemon soda. Flying Dog opted for a light lager brewed with grapefruit and passionfruit to create this refreshing, very low ABV offering. Slightly sweet and slightly tart with a crisp dry finish, this beer is a perfect starting point for any holdouts who have been waiting for the right beverage to get them into craft beer. Consider this Summer Rental’s RSVP to every pool party, cookout, family reunion, fireworks display, baseball game, boat trip, crab feast, and game of beach blanket bingo you’re hosting this summer. And don’t forget to save room in the rooftop cargo carrier for a couple cases before you hit the road to your summer vacation destination. (Jimmy Buffet anthology sold separately)

 

Heavy Seas

Heavy Seas “Smooth Sail Summer Ale”
Style: American Wheat Ale
ABV: 4.5%
Notes: This is not your average summer ale. Heavy Seas created the most refreshingly delicious American wheat ale. Brewed with lemon and orange peel, Smooth Sail finishes with a citrus kick. Clocking in at an approachable 4.5% ABV, you’ll have your new favorite pool beer. Available on draft and cans only, it’s the perfect beer for trips to the park, hiking, or just sitting on the beach with your friends. Kick back, relax, and enjoy…a light breeze will take you to your happy place.  

 

Heavy Seas/Right Proper “Partner Ships – Café Au Lait Stout”
Style: Sweet Stout
ABV: 5%
Notes: This Café Au Lait Vanilla Malted Oat Stout – brewed with velvety malted oats, milk sugar, locally roasted coffee from Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company, and a touch of vanilla bean, is a sumptuous, earthy, mysterious, and decadent brew that promises to intrigue. In a world of thick, chewy, cloying and overly boozy stouts, these guys present to you, a true anti-imperial stout.

 

Jailbreak

Jailbreak “Chairy”
Style: Cream Ale
ABV: 5.9%
Notes: This luscious, dreamboat of a cream ale was brewed with judicious amounts of vanilla and nearly 500 lbs. of tart red cherry puree. Unsurprisingly, the resulting beer leaves behind a sweet, creamy mouthfeel (oats and lactose certainly don’t hurt in that department) that is balanced by subtle tartness from the cherry. Suffice it to say that “Chairy” is indeed cherry pie in a glass. Heh heh (Pee-Wee Herman voice).

 

Jailbreak “Funk Sway Key Lime Berliner Weisse”
Style: Berliner Weisse
ABV: 4%
Notes: Intensely pleasant key lime aromatics are punctuated by firm tartness, with a large supporting role from hefty proportions of malted wheat. Funk Sway is approachable to those perhaps unfamiliar with traditional Berliner Weissbiers, but its appeal to sour beer lovers is thoroughly undeniable.

 

monument city

Monument City “Crooked Window”
Style: Dubbel
ABV: 8.5%
Notes: Our friends from around the corner have been making some waves as of late in the local craft beer community. Their liquid is textbook in execution and honestly, I’ll put it up against some of the other local “hype” breweries out in the market. Crooked Window is Monument City’s rendition of the Belgian-style Dubbel, a style known commonly around the Baltimore area for the last 20 some years. Their version is heavily malt forward with flavors of dark fruit throughout, ending with a semi-sweet, banana-like phenolic finish.

 

port city

Port City “Lager Series: Schwarzbier”
Style: Schwarzbier
ABV: 4.9%
Notes: Schwarzbier is drier and darker than Munich’s dunkel or dark lager, the schwarzbier (black beer) deftly marries a bitterness-free, dark coffee roastiness with a light, clean lager body, making it perfect for the change of seasons.  

 

Stone

Stone/NOFX “Punk In Drublic Hoppy Lager”
Style: American Pale Lager
ABV: 5.8%
Notes: When Fat Mike of NOFX told us he was interested in brewing a beer, the first thing Stone said was, “Why are you calling us at 3am and how did you get our number?” Turns out he was serious (for once) and after completely ignoring the advice of Stone’s legal team, they figured they would give it a shot. The result is Stone & NOFX Punk In Drublic Hoppy Lager. Which, against all odds, is really fucking good. This is no light, tasteless beer for drinking on the beach. They’re still Stone. And punk is not dead yet. This is a hopped-up, bold, flavorful lager that the authority figures in your life are sure to hate. So, crack one open and revel in this self-entitled beer.   

 

Stone “Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout”
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
ABV: 10.6%
Notes: Built from the backbone of Stone’s classic Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout certainly celebrates the hallmarks of the style – it pours jet black with a fluffy chocolate head and tastes of deeply dark fruit flavors with rich chocolate and coffee undertones. Yet, however old world in nature, this particular rendition of an IRS is flavored with new world hops, intensifying its berry flavors and aroma while subtly introducing a juicy melon undertone. The result is a spectacularly sinful delight. Don’t say Stone didn’t warn you, comrade.  

 

Terrapin

Terrapin “Beyond the Galaxy Single Hopped IPA”
Style: American IPA
ABV: 6.3%
Notes: This single-hopped IPA is brewed with an astronomical amount of Galaxy hops for stellar flavor and an aroma of candied pineapple and tropical fruit. Beyond the Galaxy is deep gold in color with a soft, juicy bitterness that will take you on a voyage where no mash has gone before.

 

Terrapin “T-Time Berliner Weisse”
Style: Berliner Weissbier
ABV: 4%
Notes: T-Time Berliner Weisse is an unfiltered, unpasteurized wheat ale made with fresh tea and lemon peel to replica the super popular golf course refresher, the Arnold Palmer. This easy-to-drink spring/summer quencher will get you back into the swing of things both on and off the course.

 

yards

Yards “Saison”
Style: Saison
ABV: 6.5%
Notes: Saisons were originally brewed to keep farmhands happy and hydrated during the warm summer months. First introduced in 1996, Yards Saison is a summer wheat ale and is brewed with Belgian yeast, malted wheat, and Styrian Goldings, which lend a touch of hoppiness to the palate. This refreshing blonde-colored ale is characterized by delicate notes of banana, clove, and subtle spice.  

 

     

    Atlas “Blood Orange Gose”
    Style: Gose
    ABV: 4.4%
    Notes: Light bodied and effervescent, slightly sour with a touch of saline, and sweet orange aromas up front followed by faint notes of berry. Atlas’ Blood Orange Gose makes for a beautifully refreshing summer beer. Just enough sourness to quench your thirst on a DC hot summer day. The salinity will keep you coming back for more while the low ABV makes sure you don’t regret it in the morning.

     

    Bell’s “Pooltime Ale”
    Style: Witbier
    ABV: 5.2%
    Notes: Bell’s Pooltime Ale is a refreshing Belgian-inspired wheat ale with subtle clove notes (similar base to their Winter White). The truly distinguishing feature is the use of 100% Montmorency tart cherries grown in the Traverse City region of Michigan. These cherries add a subtle tartness and a bright counterpoint to the other flavors, enhancing Pooltime’s fruity character and making it the perfect beer for all summer festivities.  

     

    Boulevard/Zipline “Linkin’ Up”
    Style: American IPA
    ABV: 6.2%
    Notes: A project born of mutual respect and admiration for each other’s breweries, beers and people, this “Hop Dust IPA” was one of two beers born from a unique collaboration with Zipline Brewing Co. in Lincoln, Nebraska. A liberal dollop of lupulin powder (aka hop dust) and a medley of Boulevard’s favorite hop varietals deliver bright, juict notes of pineapple, mango and bubble gum. Toasty malt plays a restrained supporting role as hop flavors and aromas burst from the glass, singing from center stage.  

     

    Boulevard “Saison Brett”
    Style: American Wild Ale
    ABV: 8.5%
    Notes: Saison Brett, based on Boulevard’s very popular Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, is assertively dry-hopped, then bottle conditioned with various yeasts, including Brettanomyces, the wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality. Though this version of a farmhouse ale was given three months of bottle age prior to release, further cellaring will continue to enhance the “Brett” character, if that’s what you’re after.

     

    the Brewer's Art

    Brewer’s Art “Spoke’d”
    Style: American Pale Ale
    ABV: 5%
    Notes: The Brewer’s Art is often visited by cyclists as a pit stop in Mt. Vernon. The brewery’s intention was to make a beer to quench their thirst while offering the public something different from their European rooted normality’s. A base of an American Pale Ale is heavily dry-hopped for added tropical-like aromatics. This is without question Brewer’s Art’s hoppiest beer, that said, it’s still tame on the IBU chart, and incredibly approachable for all beer drinkers, making it very suitable for our transitioning weather.


    DuClaw

    DuClaw “Gose O’s”
    Style: Gose
    ABV: 5.5%
    Notes: Sour season is open. This gose is brewed with cantaloupe and black lava sea salt for a light, refreshing mix of sweet and salty flavors. The choice of orange and black ingredients is no coincidence, where DuClaw comes from, these are the colors of summer. Step up to the plate and swing away!

     

    Flying Dog “Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale”
    Style: Spiced Beer
    ABV: 5.6%
    Notes: There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that light is knowing that Dead Rise returns today. That euphoric feeling is natural. Let is wash over you. I can wait. It also feels good to know that Flying Dog put the world’s first and only Old Bay Summer Ale in a can. After that they jumped into boxes twelve-at-a-time, creating the perfect briefcase for your summer office…if your office is located on a beach, a boat, a hammock, or a newspaper-lined picnic table. This beer was brewed to highlight the indelible character of Old Bay through bright and refreshing citrus hop notes and a crisp tart finish. The brewers at Flying Dog worked their asses off to create the perfect spiced balance and ultimately a craft beer that quickly earned its spot alongside the iconic yellow, blue, and red tin. One last thing about this year’s Dead Rise; the new packaging looks good as shit.

     

    Flying Dog “Guava Juice IPA”
    Style: American IPA
    ABV: 6.8%
    Notes: Kyle from Flying Dog is a numbers guy. He spends his days crunching, analyzing, and forecasting to the point where spreadsheet has become a verb. If anyone needs a beer at the end of the day, it’s this guy. His Rarities pitch had the data to back it up, but what got Flying Dog’s brew team excited is the combination of juicy citrus hops and tropical guava juice. Spreadsheet responsibly.   

     

    Flying Dog “Saw Bones Ginger Table Beer”
    Style: Spiced Beer
    ABV: 4.7%
    Notes: During the height of the Civil War, Flying Dog’s hometown of Frederick was given the nickname “One Vast Hospital”. With Maryland smack dab in the middle of the Union and Confederacy, patients often outnumbered residents. To this day, if you stand on a quiet street after sunset, you can still hear them singing “Hard Tack Come Again No More”. Despite pioneering a good bit of modern medicine, doctors were dubbed “saw bones”. While the literal sometimes occurred for those on the wrong end of a musket, Saw Bones were also revered for hand-made elixirs in which the cure-all nature of both ginger and lemon were common. To pay homage to the hard-working people on Mercy Street, Flying Dog enlisted the National Museum of Civil War Medicine to bring you a new Saw Bones in the form of a Belgian-style table beer with ginger and lemon. Crisp and clean on the palette with bold citrus, spice and malt character, it’s just what the doctor ordered.

     

    Heavy Seas “Blackbeard’s Breakfast Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee Porter”
    Style: Imperial Porter
    ABV: 10%
    Notes: Blackbeard’s Breakfast has risen to be one of the highest rated beers in the state due to this Imperial Porter’s immense complexity. Aged in bourbon barrels and brewed with Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company’s Dark Sumatra coffee, this brew features unique English malts which yield a lush bouquet of caramel and roasted nutty grain. Exquisite whiskey notes are harmoniously paired with the sumptuous coffee flavors, putting this beer in high-demand for any true craft beer fanatic.


    Hofbräu

    Hofbräu “Maibock”
    Style: Maibock
    ABV: 7.2%
    Notes: By tradition, the first barrel of Maibock is tapped at the Hofbräuhaus in the last week of April, in time for the long-awaited warm month of May. The success story of Munich’s oldest bock beer goes back as far as 1614. This Maibock bestows a powerfully aromatic flavor of bready sweetness, caramel, green apple, and crisp noble hops. The release of this beer is a highly celebrated event in Germany, and marks one of the high points in the true-hearted beer lover’s calendar.

     

    Jailbreak “The 19th Tea”
    Style: Amber Ale
    ABV: 6.1%
    Notes: This beer is Jailbreak’s re-creation of the classic Arnold Palmer beverage: a light amber ale brewed with black tea and finished with lemon juice and even more black tea. Mild caramel malt aroma with notes of iced tea and lemon that carry into the flavor. A light medium body with a crisp drying finish. The perfect re-creation for your recreation.

     

    Monument City “Pagoda Pale Ale”
    Style: American Pale Ale
    ABV: 5.5%
    Notes: After popular demand, Pagoda Pale Ale makes a comeback after its initial launch earlier in the year. In fact, we’ll be getting small drops throughout the course of the summer, as they gradually phase out this extended seasonal early fall. Monument City took the craze of the hazy IPA category and incorporated the concept into the base of an American Pale Ale, exclusively hopped with Cascade. Light and vibrant in color, this brew is double dry-hopped giving it an abundance of floral, spicy and citrusy character.  

     

    Port City “Ideaal Tripel”
    Style: Tripel
    ABV: 8.5%
    Notes: From the Flemish term meaning “quintessential or exemplary”, Ideaal is a classic Belgian-style tripel. Honey gold with a thick cap of mousse-like foam, Ideaal Tripel’s deceptively dry body provides a perfect playground for spicy Belgian yeast character, marrying complexity and approachability.   

     

    Stone “Idolatrous IPA”
    Style: American IPA
    ABV: 7%
    Notes: Stone Idolatrous IPA represents the elevated state of reverence that Stone extols for the venerable and almighty hop. El Dorado and Mosaic hops have been anointed to bestow their divine qualities on this sacred brew. This limited release is part of Stone’s Hop Worship Seasonal IPA Series…Glory be to those who imbibe it in its freshest form…and faithfully worship thy hop in the beauty of blissful bitterness.

     

    Stone “///FEAR.MOVIE.LIONS Double IPA”
    Style: Imperial IPA
    ABV: 8.5%
    Notes: New England-style IPAs are all the rage. Fans of Stone repeatedly ask for their take on the style, which can be met with some criticism. Rooted in West Coast-style IPAs for decades, how would Stone do it? Fear no more. Their brewers took the approach to deliver incredibly hoppy and aromatic flavor while keeping it very balanced, and upping the alcohol unnoticeably – nailing this astounding one of a kind creation. Overall, this unfiltered double IPA is juiced up with massive tropical and citrus notes. The mild bitterness and relatively dry body compliment the style, and the residual maltiness nicely rounds it out. Lingering lime peel and tropical fruit derived from the hops stand out on the finish, begging one to seek out more. What three words pinpoint where this indelible beast was born? The location is printed on the can.

     

    Terrapin “Cumulus Lupulus Imperial IPA”
    Style: Imperial IPA
    ABV: 8.1%
    Notes: This Imperial IPA is unfiltered to showcase its translucent beauty. Brewed with over four pounds of hops per barrel for a luscious tropical hop flavor and aroma, Cumulus Lupulus is about as juicy as it gets when it comes to the style. Clocking in at 101 IBU, this hazy and resinous brew will keep your heads in the clouds.

     

    Terrapin “Watermelon Gose”
    Style: Gose
    ABV: 4.3%
    Notes: Goses are hot right now. An almost forgotten style of beer has been resurrected by American breweries over the last few years, especially this year. Terrapin’s first approach at a gose, this beer is kettle soured with Lactobacillus for a tart, but refreshing brew. Watermelon aroma and flavor is complimented with a distinct lactic tartness and saltiness that is true to style. The combo of sharp sea salt and refreshing watermelon dances on the palate with each sip, creating the ultimate alternative summer beverage.

     

    Yards “Sons of Ben”
    Style: Belgian Pale Ale
    ABV: 5%
    Notes: Sons of Ben Rowdy Ale is characterized by subtle, yet distinct Belgian yeast, 100% pale malt and floral, American hops. Cascade in the hopback and dry-hopped Amarillo and Cascade lends spirited notes of orange and grapefruit. Approachable and easy to drink, this beer is brewed with a whole lot of hometown pride and is perfect for pre-, in-, or post-game.


    COMING SOON

    • Bell’s The Oracle Double IPA
    • Flying Dog Alpha Initiative #3
    • Flying Dog Lemon Lime Pilsner
    • Stone w00t Stout
    • Terrapin Touch of Grisette

    If you are an account, note that everything listed above is subject to sale in specific territories. Refer to our Territory Map to see what brands are available for us to sell to you