Boston’s Lord Hobo Brewing and Modern Pastry, renowned for its authentic Italian pastries since 1930, announced a collaborative venture that joins the artistry of brewing with the decadence of dessert. The result is a limited-edition Tiramisu Stout, a rich and flavorful beer that pays homage to the classic Italian delicacy.
“We’re delighted to share the indulgent flavors of our tiramisu in collaboration with Lord Hobo Brewing. This alliance reflects our devotion to innovation while maintaining traditional flavors,” states Gianni Picariello, Modern Pastry’s Creative Director/Pastry Chef.
This collab brings together the expertise of Modern Pastry’s masterful pastry chefs and Lord Hobo Brewing’s innovative brewers. Expect an indulgent experience with the Tiramisu Stout. This limited-edition brew features a harmonious marriage of dark roasted malts, espresso undertones, and a touch of cocoa. The addition of lactose lends a creamy texture, evoking the layers reminiscent of a classic tiramisu. It’s a beer that promises to deliver the essence of the beloved Italian dessert in every sip.
The grand debut of the Tiramisu Stout is being marked by a weeklong series of launch events held at both Lord Hobo and Modern Pastry. Starting on January 9 at Lord Hobo Woburn and January 12th at Lord Hobo Boston, attendees can indulge in this collaboration while enjoying samples of Modern Pastry’s renowned Tiramisu with every beer purchase.
Goat Patch rebrands blonde ale to celebrate Colorado College’s 150th year
In honor of Colorado College’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the institution has collaborated with Goat Patch Brewing Company to rebrand its popular blonde ale as a CC beer, creating a unique and celebratory beer, fusing tradition with innovation.
Inspired by Vice President and Director of CC Athletics Lesley Irvine, who recognized the trend of colleges crafting their own signature beers, this collaboration became an inevitable choice.
“This is such an exciting and fun partnership for Colorado College with a high-quality local business,” said Irvine. “Goat Patch aligns with our own values of commitment to community and their competitive spirit is reflected in their high-quality outcomes, which aligns so seamlessly for us. This helps build community, pride, brand, and loyalty in a highly visible way.”
Over the past 18 months, this collaboration has evolved from Goat Patch products first being served in Ed Robson Arena in 2022, to hosting various CC community gatherings at the brewery, to a now more strategic partnership.
Detroit Lions’ success requires a Brand New Lager from Eastern Market Brewing
Detroit’s Eastern Market Brewing Co. announced the limited release of ‘Brand New Lager,’ the brewery’s tongue-in-cheek lager brewed in tribute the perennial disappointment that is the Detroit Lions.
In 2021, the brewery launched a football-themed beer called ‘Same Old Lager’ at the start of the NFL season. “Each fall the release is met with irrationally high expectations, but the flavor quickly falls off leaving all of Detroit with a bad taste in their mouths,” the brewery tells us.
“As soon as the New Year hits, we focus on the slow season. We wonder, ‘What can we do to compete with other lagers for medals at competitions?'” said Dayne Bartscht, Founder of Eastern Market Brewing Co. “We’ve tried lagering our beers longer than everyone else. We’ve tried experimenting with the hottest hops. Every year we get Detroit hyped up about the new release – then every year, we let everyone down.”
The 2023 release of ‘Same Old Lager’ came with the same buzz (pun intended). The first batch was brimming with potential, but as the weeks went on, and more batches were brewed, something just wasn’t right with the beer. No, it wasn’t an off-flavor. It was almost an on-flavor. Some weeks it was better than others, but December came and went and it still tasted great. Finally, Eastern Market Brewing Co. realized… this was not their ‘Same Old Lager’. It was time for a rebrand. And it didn’t even take a cease and desist for the brewery to figure that one out.
“Effective today, Same Old Lager is no more and will be replaced with Brand New Lager,” announced Bartscht. “Also, Decker reported. Please include that in the press release.”
AREA15 sends Signal of new lager found in desert
AREA15 launched its brand-new Signal Lager, a Mexican-style lager created in collaboration with Las Vegas’ very own Able Baker Brewing. The lager is light and crisp showcasing a gentle malt sweetness that is balanced with a delicate touch of hop bitterness, resulting in a clean and refreshing taste.
The 16-ounce can features a mixture of AREA15’s signature circuitry patterns, reflective gold details and a matte finish. The focal point of the design is a nod to Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” album cover, which depicts a stacked radio wave of the “signal” – a pulsar star discovered in 1967 at Cambridge University.
The name Signal is also a reference to the mysterious codes on the can that can only be deciphered by scanning the corresponding QR code. The fully immersive drinking experience allows imbibers to decode their own scrambled signals and unlock an integrated storyline.
“Fully immersive experiences extend beyond attractions and events at AREA15,” said Winston Fisher, chief executive officer, AREA15. “Our dining and drinking offerings, such as our all-new Signal Beer, also provide enthralling opportunities for visitors to engage in new kinds of immersive moments.”