Dust Bowl Brewing Co., launched its latest addition to the year round-portfolio: Dust Bowl Lager. This traditional, balanced lager is set to become a staple in the Turlock, California, area, coming in at an approachable 4.5% ABV and a mild bitterness level of only 12 IBUs.
“With Dust Bowl Lager, we wanted an addition to the lager line up that set itself apart in color and flavor from our other brands,” explains Don Oliver, long-time Brewmaster. “It has a subtle sweetness and crisp finish. It’s an all-occasions beer that goes well with any setting or season. Like the can says, it’s reliable.”
The can design pays homage to the classic American spirit, evoking an ageless retro vibe that echoes the heart of craft beer tradition. The Dust Bowl Lager can features an eye-catching mate gold finish, providing a nod to the golden age of brewing, coupled with classic red, white and blue text and graphics.
“Dust Bowl Lager is a testament to our dedication to brewing excellence and our commitment to providing a diverse range of options for our customers,” says Bret Tate, Founder of Dust Bowl Brewing Company. “We believe this traditional lager will resonate with those who appreciate the simplicity and timelessness of a well-crafted beer.”
Pelican Brewing takes Beak Breaker Tropical
Pacific City, Oregon’s Pelican Brewing Co. is releasing a tropical edition of Pelican’s fan favorite, Beak Breaker Double IPA. Loaded with juicy character and flavor notes reminiscent of days spent along distant shores, Beak Breaker Tropical has aromas of ripe mango, papaya and guava. Beak Breaker Tropical pours a radiant golden color and boasts a pleasant malt sweetness.
“We want to transport drinkers to a paradise of exotic flavors with every sip,” states Pelican Brewmaster Darron Welch. “The addition of El Dorado and Nectaron hops are a key part of enhancing the tropical impression of this brew, while the Citra hops enhance the intensity and create a family likeness to Beak Breaker.”
This newest Double IPA from Pelican Brewing clocks in at 8.8% ABV and can be found at any of Pelican Brewing’s four coastal taprooms as well as on store shelves wherever Pelican Brewing Company is sold.
Tröegs Independent Brewing debuts new spring seasonal
Tröegs Independent Brewing announced the arrival of Little ‘Nator as its new spring seasonal release. It joins Field Study, Hopora, and Blizzard of Hops in the independent brewery’s rotating seasonal beer series. This light bronze-toned lager is brewed with pilsner and caramel malts to lend notes of crusty bread and is modeled as a lighter take on the Hershey, PA-based brewery’s iconic Troegenator Double Bock.
“We like to think of Little ‘Nator as the rascally cousin of Troegenator,” says Tröegs brewmaster and co-founding brother John Trogner. “It’s the perfect way for lager lovers to usher in the changing of the seasons.”
Weighing in at 5.5% ABV and hopped with El Dorado, Hersbrucker and Tradition, Little ‘Nator displays hints of stone fruit and delicate floral notes. Lager yeast ties it all together with a touch of fruity esters and a sweet but crisp finish.
Urban Artifact goes sweet just in time for Valentine’s Day
Capy Snacks is a whole new product line for Cincinnati’s Urban Artifact. “It is not a ‘Fruit Tart’ like the rest of our portfolio,” they tell us. “Instead, we’re calling it a Fruit Ale. It’s brewed with real fruit, just like everything we make, but Capy Snacks is designed to capture the perfect balance of sweetness from real fruit in a brand new way.”
Urban Artifact is launching Capy Snacks with a wonderful, nostalgic flavor combination: Fruit Punch. Easy to drink, easy to share. No more excuses from customers who “don’t like sours”. Capy Snacks is going out to wide retail distribution.
FlyteCo ready for Stout Month in Colorado
Everyone’s favorite aviation-themed brewery FlyteCo Brewing is releasing the aptly named Ski Plane Stout on draft throughout February. The American Stout (5.6% ABV) carries rich notes of roasted grain that reminds us of freshly roasted coffee as well as a subtle nuttiness. Flavors of coffee and chocolate are present, while still carrying a balanced sweetness. Not dry, but not overly sweet, this beer really highlights the dark and chocolate malt used in this beer. The hops in this beer help create a dry finish that leaves you looking for another sip.
Woods Boss Brewing has an array of options for Stout Month
Just in time for the 2024 Stout Month, Denver’s Woods Boss Brewing has announced a diverse array of flavor profiles, fans of chocolate-y, fruit-forward, coffee, and cocktail-inspired flavors alike will find a new favorite beer to enjoy.
- Sakura Chocolate Cherry Stout. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, this rich decadent stout is brewed with real chocolate and cherry puree. Its luscious mouthfeel and complex yet classic flavors pair perfectly with desserts like New York Cheesecake.
- Hisolda Irish Coffee Cream Stout. Soft, rich roasted malts and bold Irish Coffee Beans meld together with a generous addition of lactose to create an incredibly smooth and creamy coffee stout with subtle tones of whiskey sugar reminiscent of fine Irish Coffee. Super rich and decadent, this stout is sure to satisfy those who love the flavors typical of the style.
- Additional stouts will be available at select times in February, including Dark Hedges, a lighter, classic, Dry Irish Stout, Magical Narwhal Candy Cane Unicorn, a holiday stout with crushed candy canes and a light lactose addition, and possibly a special release collaboration with Broken Compass.
Griffin Claw brings back Marshmallow Drip
Griffin Claw Brewing Co., based in Birmingham and Rochester Hills, Mich., is bringing back beloved seasonal favorite, “Marshmallow Drip,” an Irish Stout with a unique twist. “Marshmallow Drip” has garnered a loyal following for its distinctive taste and aroma, reminiscent of the cereal marshmallows that inspired it. The beer strikes a delightful balance, combining the sweet, nostalgic charm of these marshmallows with the rich, toasted malt character of a traditional Irish Stout.
“Our team, led by brewer Jacob Choate, has once again worked their magic to bring back ‘Marshmallow Drip,'” says Scott LePage, Managing Partner at Griffin Claw. “This beer holds a special place in our lineup. It’s not just a drink; it’s a celebration of our brewing ingenuity and creativity.”
Brian Arnold, Sales Director for Griffin Claw, adds, “Year after year, ‘Marshmallow Drip’ has been a hit with our customers. Its unique blend of flavors – that unmistakable cereal marshmallow taste and smell, coupled with just a really solid stout base – makes it really stand out this time of year. We’re excited to bring it back for the fourth year, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and beyond.”
Schlafly releases Pale Ale NA
Schlafly Beer in St. Louis is releasing the non-alcoholic Pale Ale NA, which utilizes similar flavor profiles and ingredients as the brewery’s flagship year-round beer, Pale Ale. The Pale Ale NA also showcases the talents of the Schlafly Beer brewing team, who have dedicated the past two and a half years to honing in on the brewing process of non-alcoholic beers.
“Pale Ale was the beer that started it all for us back in 1991 so it only made sense to offer a non-alcoholic option for a brew that’s familiar and still resonates with our core consumers today,” says CEO David Schlafly.
Utilizing the same authentic English-style ingredients as the flagship Pale Ale, Pale Ale NA is brewed with London yeast and English hops. The recognizable amber color offers a brew with hints of fruitiness, balanced with the hops and yeast, with a malt-forward finish. For the brewing process, the Schlafly team utilized brewing techniques and technology to adjust the recipe so the process of dealcoholization is not necessary. Dealcoholizing strips away other flavor compounds so Schlafly’s process retains the best true-to-style flavor as possible.
Schlafly says it will continue to innovate in this category into 2024.