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Three Floyds Chevalier Bertrand du Guesclin On Sale Today

3 Floyds logoA little bottle release fun is on the schedule today at the Three Floyds brewpub, featuring Chevalier Bertrand du Guesclin. This is a sour ale aged in wine barrels with blueberries – intriguing, no?

The details:

  • $25 per 22oz bottle
  • Limit 2 per person
  • Floyd D’Rue also still available – $30 each, limit 4 per person

Three Floyds Brewpub is located at 9750 Indiana Parkway in Munster, IN.

Jester King Snorkel Debuts Aug 15

Jester King SnorkelFurther down the rabbit hole we go with Jester King Brewery, landing into another world of farmhouse ale on Friday, August 15 at 4pm – this time with smoked sea salt and locally-grown oyster mushrooms. Snorkel is partially Gose-inspired and was fermented with the brewery’s typical blend of wild yeast and native souring bacteria, finishing at 4.5% ABV.

The details:

  • $12 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 3 per person
  • Approx 250 cases produced
  • Draft will be available

The 1st batch will only be available at the brewery, but Jester King aims to brew more “later this summer” with plans for limited distribution.

Jester King Brewery is located at 13005 Fitzhugh Rd. Bldg. B in Austin, TX.

Night Shift Art #28: Farmer’s Duel Bottle Release Today

Night Shift LogoNight Shift’s theme for today? “More bottles, more brett, more barrel!” This afternoon will see the release of Art #28: Farmer’s Duel at the tasting room in both bottles and draft at 5pm. This is a blend of 2 barrels (red and white wine), each containing saison with a different yeast strain. Expect “hints of ripe guava, tropical funk, and white grape” to tapdance across your palate.

The details:

  • $8 per 375mL bottle
  • Limit 4 per person
  • Approx 650 bottles available

Night Shift Brewing is located at 87 Santilli Highway in Everett, MA.

De Garde Dock Sale July 26

De Garde BrewingWhile construction on De Garde Brewing’s new tasting room continues, the brewery is keeping the party rolling with a dock sale bottle release on Saturday, July 26 at noon. Desay a l’Orange, Oude English and Currant Gin Bu will each be on the docket to tide everyone over until their new digs open hopefully “by next weekend.”

Please note this release will be held at the physical brewery location (6000 Blimp Blvd in Tillamook) so no beer will be available on tap and all sales will be cash only.

The details:

  • Desay a l’Orange and Oude English $14 per bottle
  • Currant Gin Bu $9 per bottle
  • Limit 4 bottles of each per person (subject to change based on turnout)

Commercial descriptions:

Desay a l’Orange - A blend of three Gin barrels of 14 month aged Saison. We added orange peel in barrel to highlight the beautiful citrus character from the wild fermentation, then subtly dry hopped at blending with floral and fruit forward northwest hops. Big orange and spicy botanical aromas and flavors. 6.4% ABV, 25 IBU

Oude English - We took an English Barleywine inspired recipe, ran it through our coolship, then transferred into Caribbean Rum barrels for fermentation and aging. After well over a year, the result is a pronounced acidity and oak character balanced by a full body, mellow carbonation and caramel sweetness accentuated by the barrels. A slow sipping and full flavored dessert beer. 13.9% ABV, 15 IBU

Currant Gin Bu - Oregon grown Black Currants married in Gin barrels to our tart Berliner Weisse inspired base. Rustic earth and spice notes with a distinctive currant character. Refreshing, crisp, characterful. Plus, it looks very pretty. 4% ABV, 1 IBU

The Rare Barrel Sirius Black Release July 25

The Rare Barrel Sirius BlackSour noms. The Rare Barrel is prepped and primed for another limited bottle release, featuring Sirius Black on Friday, July 25 at 4pm in the tasting room. This golden sour ale with blackberries originally debuted as a one-off experiment when the brewery opened last October, and now gets the full draft and bottle treatment thanks to all of the positive results.

The details:

  • $24 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 2 bottles per person per day
  • Draft will also be available
  • Founder’s Club members can reserve bottles ahead of time on July 22

Commercial description:

Sirius Black, our golden sour beer with blackberry, is fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and Lactobacillus bacteria. With 42 pounds of blackberry in each oak barrel, this moderately sour beer layers subtle floral and fruity aromas. 6.4% ABV

The Rare Barrel is located at 940 Parker St in Berkeley, CA.

Cycle Brewing RareR DOS Bottle Release Today

Cycle Brewing…with the operative word being “bottle.” The Cycle Brewing and Peg’s Cantina team will unveil 22oz bottles (yes, real live bottles, not growlers) of their renowned rum barrel-aged imperial stout, RareR DOS today, July 22 at 3pm. Let’s jump right into it.

The details:

  • $20 per 22oz bottle
  • Limit will be set based on turnout (rumor is it could possibly be up to 1 case per person)
  • Draft will be available, $9 per snifter

Commercial description:

Aged for hundreds of thousands of minutes inside Prichard’s Rum barrels, RareR DOS remains locked away. With good behavior, it has been released back into the wilds of society. Sip with caution.

Cycle Brewing is located at 534 Central Ave in St. Petersburg, FL.

Cantillon Blåbær 2014 Release July 31

Cantillon BlabaerHere we go kids. It’s time for one of the most sought-after Cantillon lambics on the planet to descend upon Ølbutikken, as the 2014 vintage of Blåbær will be released on Thursday, July 31 at 7:10pm (right after normal hours). This is a lambic with blueberries brewed exclusively for the Copenhagen beer garden, making it notoriously difficult to track down as the trading boards nearly burn down on an annual basis.

The 2014 batch is reportedly “slightly smaller” than normal, which will allow Ølbutikken to sell only approximately 100 bottles for takeaway (some 750mL and some 375mL). A portion of bottles will be reserved for on-premises consumption in an effort to allow more people an opportunity to try the lambic.

Check out the official Facebook event page for more details.

Ølbutikken is located at Istedgade 44, 1650 Copenhagen, Denmark.

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