New Brews News - 04/03/2019

Terrapin “Golden Ale”

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Style: American Blonde Ale

ABV: 4.5%

Notes: Smooth as a lazy river, this easy drinkin’ ale is the perfect companion to take on life’s adventures. A blend of aromatic hops and a refreshing finish make Terrapin Golden an easy choice for everyone. Back in the day, in order to get your hands on this stuff you’d have to be in Georgia. Terrapin was pretty strict on where Golden went. Now, Terrapin has released this beer for everyone to be enjoyed year-round.

Yards “PYNK”

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Style: Fruit Beer

ABV: 5.5%

Notes: The people have spoken. Yards is pleased to announce that Pynk is now available all year-round! Each sip of Pynk starts with a crisp, fruity zing and finishes refreshingly dry. The delightful hue comes from heaps of fresh raspberries and cherries in ever batch. It’s no wonder Pynk is called the rosé of beer. So, let’s raise our bottles, cans, and pints to the good things in life – like family, friends, and beer – that bring us all together. One important note to add is that a portion of every Pynk sold benefits Yards’ local charity partners, as they’ve raised over $44,000 since 2013 on breast cancer awareness. A drink for a cause.


Atlas “The Precious One – Apricot IPA”


Style: American IPA

ABV: 6.4%

Notes: This is the infamous beer that rattled the government’s cage with the shut down and seeking label approval during the process. As for the beer itself, spring’s most delicate fruit meets its hoppy soulmate in a pour of The Precious One. Take a sip of this juicy IPA and let the ripe apricot notes blossom atop a hoppy base for a delicately sweet bouquet and flavor. Remember Dogfish Aprihop? I liked that beer, no clue why they discontinued it. Atlas’ similar rendition is far superior and easily fills the void.

Bell’s “Larry’s Latest Flamingo Fruit Fight”


Style: American Sour Ale

ABV: 5%

Notes: The name “Larry’s Latest” is a nod to the spirit of innovation and experimentation that Larry started in 1985 and continues within the brewery to this day. Their latest tart fruit ale is brewed with passionfruit and lime zest, resulting in a tart blend of tropical citrus flavors and aromas.

Bell’s “Oberon Ale”

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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 39 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 “Chocolate Ale”

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Style: American Strong Ale

ABV: 8.7%

Notes: One of the brightest stars in a city filled with culinary treasures, Christopher Elbow has been handcrafting masterpieces in chocolate for more than fifteen years. In that time, the reputation of his artistic delicacies has spread around the globe. Elbow’s sweets are distinguished by their use of unusual and sometimes surprising flavors and ingredients. In that adventurous spirit, Boulevard joined forces to bring you a very special Chocolate Ale. Full of surprises, this distinctive copper-colored ale returns from a three-year hiatus. Medium bodied and effervescent, the aroma evokes dried fruits, earth and cocoa, with just a hint of spicy hops. Mouthwatering flavors of Valrhona chocolate from Dominican cacao nibs weave seamlessly between layers of honey, brown sugar, caramel, and nutty malt, deftly harmonizing and rounding into a luscious, lingering finish.

Boulevard “Rye on Rye 6”

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Style: American Strong Ale

ABV: 12.9%

Notes: Templeton Rye is typically barrel-aged for at least four years. Occasionally, however, a special batch is allowed to slumber for two more. To Boulevard’s great good fortune, these six-year barrels found their way to KC. This tawny celebration of spicy rye malt and rye whiskey offers notes of vanilla and charred oak, with a delightfully boozy sweetness.  

Boulevard “Tequila Barrel Lime Gose”

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Style: Gose

ABV: 4.2%

Notes: This beer is your ordinary ale that went on a country-wide bender in every major hipster city across this great land, changing its ways at each stop, picking up specs of inspiration of becoming more modern in today’s beer scene…only to end up in a tequila enraged drinking competition with some shady locals in Tijuana. Its tropical, its exotic, its zingy, it’s a fucking polka mariachi band in a can. This traditional German-style sour beer is infused with sea salt, coriander, and lime peel. The aroma offers assertive notes of oak, vanilla, caramelized banana, and coconut. A malty sweetness is balanced by tart lime and hints of lively tequila, tapering to a slightly salty finish. ARRIBA, ARRIBA!

Charm City Meadworks “Ruby Red Rose”

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Style: Fruit Mead

ABV: 6.9%

Notes: Bright and citrusy, this warm weather quencher is a mix of ruby red grapefruits and rose petals. Juicy fruit notes explode at first, but the floral-like sweetness mellows everything out, allowing the honey to shine at the finish line.  

DuClaw “PastryArchy – Crème Brûlée Brown Ale”

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Style: American Sour Ale

ABV: 8.5%

Notes: The PastryArchy series is a testament to the beer that kept business steady over the years at DuClaw, the almighty Sweet Baby Jesus. They’re not afraid to admit the struggles through the times with identity crisis and brewery direction. But, for the last year these guys resurrected their craft and re-solidified their presence and meaning in the MD beer game by dropping these 16oz cans every six weeks or so. They usually come in sets of three (one sour, one IPA, one dessert stout), and each unique to their own and executed perfectly. Birthed from these limited releases have been newly added seasonal brews and other core lineups that we know are en route and look forward to giving you. For their eighth edition of the PastryArchy series we have their Crème Brûlée Brown Ale. Intense notes of caramel and custard blend with the deep chocolate and espresso flavors of their base in this decadent dessert beer. Medium-bodied despite its imperial nature, it is perfect for fans of brown ales and dessert-lovers.

Flying Dog “Bellini Weisse”

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Style: Peach Berliner Weisse

ABV: 4.2%

Notes: When Joy needed it – during a particularly necessary New Year’s Day brunch – the Bellini was there for her. She vowed then and there to bring the deliciousness of her Italian savior to the masses. Armed with determination and a damn good pun, she pitched the idea marrying sweet peach with tart Berliner Weisse to Flying Dog’s brewmaster. Now, we’re all believers.

Flying Dog “Thunderpeel Hazy IPA”

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Style: Hazy IPA

ABV: 6.2%

Notes: Sooo juicy, brah. Sooo juicy. Flying Dog is going off the rails on a hazy train. I’m sure some of you are reading this and thinking…um, y’all are a little late to the hazy game, right?! No. While all these small breweries and big national brands are pumping out NE/Hazy IPAs, dumping a turbid slurry of burnt vegetal malarkey with the shelf life shorter than that of a common housefly into over-priced cans…Flying Dog is sitting back, watching, analyzing, judging, taking notes…all waiting for the right time to pounce. Here, we have the Goldilocks of hazy IPAs. A perfect harmony of what makes a NE/Hazy IPA attractive with phenomenal stability and longevity. All the haze. All the aroma. All the dry-hopping. All the citrus. All the juice. Oh baby, this stuff is what the fuckin beer doctor ordered. Gosh, how could I forget…see below, this is main line priced and is now a part of the year-round Flying Dog fam! Everyone just remain calm, control you beergasms.

Flying Dog “Tropical Bitch – Guava, Pineapple & Tangerine”

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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 leads to peppery spice that is quickly dominated by bold tangerine citrus, finished with an exotic slap in the ass of guava. 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.

Heavy Seas “Blackbeard’s Breakfast”

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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.

Heavy Seas “Citra Cannon”

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Style: American IPA

ABV: 6%

Notes: Born out of their Single Cannon single hop IPA series, Citra Cannon proved to be the most popular offering. Brewed with a ridiculous amount of 100% Citra hops, this beer is dank, juicy, and packed full of Citra hop flavor. Hazy, juicy, and packed full of dark aroma, this beer is the most intense hop experience in the entire Cannon Crew.

Heavy Seas “Smooth Sail Summer Ale”

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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. 

Jailbreak “Goldie Hon Hoppy Blonde Ale”

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Style: American Blonde Ale

ABV: 5.3%

Notes: Although Goldie Hawn claims that she’s a ditzy dumb blonde, this beer is no dumb blonde. An assertive Citra and Mosaic induced dry-hopping creates an ultra-zesty and citrusy aroma. The beer is incredibly refreshing and clean, ideal for transitioning weather. This is Jailbreak’s spring seasonal so if you’re feeling empty inside that White Russian is gone…here’s your answer. Shout-out to all the brightly printed dresses, outdated glasses, and beehive hairdos of the old school working class Baltimoreans. Cheers, hon.

Port City “Metro Red”

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Style: American Red Ale

ABV: 6.5%

Notes: Metro Red is Port City’s liquid love poem to the west coast, a pioneered region in today’s brewing society. When first brewed in 2015 for DC Beer Week, there was so much positive feedback from Port City’s fans that it would’ve been deemed foolish not to bring it back. Juicy and citrusy hops adhere to the biscuity, slightly sweet malt character, a study of boldness in balance. A glass or bottle of this stuff will easily slide into the hands of any hophead.

Stone “Enjoy By (4.20.19) IPA”

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Style: Imperial IPA

ABV: 9.4%

Notes: Consistently delivered faster than any bottled/canned IPA on the planet, Stone Enjoy By IPA facilitated a paradigm shift in the respect for and enjoyment of hoppy beers by ensuring craft beer fans the ultimate level of freshness. Stone brewed 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 “Espresso Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout”

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Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 10.6%

Notes: Imperial Russian Stouts don’t actually get their name from being brewed in Russia. In fact, the style originated in England, initially brewed to suit the discerning tastes of the nobles of the mid-18th century Russian court. Flash forward about 250 years, and here we find ourselves in a world populated by the diaspora of craft beer enthusiasts that also have a finely tuned palate for this richly intense style. Fortunately, you neither need to be Russian nor of noble birth to enjoy this intensely rich, deeply complex stout. To further bespoke the bejesus out of this, Stone brewed with a beautiful espresso roast coffee. It’s as fit for savoring fresh on a warm spring afternoon as it is for aging deep in a Muscovite cellar.

Stone “Moxee Gold IPA”

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Style: American IPA

ABV: 7%

Notes: Behind every great beer are amazing stories of all the people, places and ingredients that culminate in what you have in your hand. The Stone Farm to Can Series is their heartfelt tribute to the dedicated farmers who cultivate the hops grown at a single specific farm as their way of paying homage to each one’s harvest. Many of these growers breed and develop their own varieties, like CLS Farms in Moxee, Washington did with El Dorado hops, named for the mythical hidden City of Gold. Moxee lies nestled in Yakima Valley, the very real paradise of hop production in the American Pacific Northwest. Stone Moxee Gold IPA is loaded with Centennial and of course El Dorado hops, all sourced from the fruitful bines of CLS Farms. The valley itself may be mostly green, but its bounty of hops are as good as gold.

Terrapin “Liquid Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter”

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Style: American Porter

ABV: 6.1%

Notes: Unlock your inner Zen and delve into the Yin and Yang of two decadent flavors. Focus on the harmonic togetherness of chocolate and peanut butter as it takes you to a place you never thought possible…a Liquid Bliss.

Terrapin “Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout”

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Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 9.4%

Notes: Two Athens, GA based companies, Terrapin and Jittery Joe’s, teamed up to make one hell of a stout. A premium blend of Costa Rican, Guatemalan, and Zimbabwe coffee go toe-to-toe with a rich, decadent, pitch black base. A silk-like texture will allow flavors of dark chocolate and black coffee to please the palate, finishing full-bodied with a pleasantly dry end. In my humble opinion, the best beer these guys make.