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Lost Nation Gose Bottles Debut Apr. 18

Lost Nation GoseThe time is finally here! Vermont’s Lost Nation Brewing has been working on bottle conditioning some of their tasty beers this year, and the first release is ready to drop on Friday, April 18 at 10am. Lost Nation Gose is an ale brewed with sea salt and coriander, finishing at a refreshing 4.5% ABV.

The details:

  • $12 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 6 bottles per person
  • Approx 600 bottles available

For the time being bottles will be brewery only, but Lost Nation expects to have another 400 bottles ready to go in about 2 weeks.

Commercial description:

A traditional German beer style that was all but extinct 30 years ago. An amazingly refreshing beer brewed with coriander and sea salt. The tart, dry finish combined with the hint of salt and citrus leaves your palate craving another sip. 4.5% ABV

Lost Nation Brewing is located at 254 Wilkins Street in Morrisville, VT.

Funky Buddha More Moro Blood Orange IPA Bottle Release Apr. 29

Funky-Buddha-More-Moro-IPAIn case you’re missing out on the 60 Last Snow growlers dropping at Funky Buddha today, your next chance to land some limited Florida beer isn’t far away. More Moro Blood Orange IPA bottles are set to go on sale at the brewery on Tuesday, April 29 at 6pm. For this one, the Buddha team infused their IPA with real blood oranges for an intense citrus aroma and flavor.

The details:

  • $12 per 22oz bottle
  • Limit 1 per person
  • More Moro, Passionfruit Berlinerweiss and “other surprises” will be on tap
  • After 9pm any leftover bottles will be up for grabs
  • Draft will hit bars and restaurants around South Florida by  the end of the month

Funky Buddha Brewery is located at 1201 NE 38th Street in Oakland Park, FL.

Sante Adairius Lucy Black Available Today

Sante Adairius Rustic AlesIn traditional SARA fashion, it’s time for another midweek bottle release at the brewery in California. Bottles of Lucy Black will be available today Tuesday, April 15 when doors open at 3pm. This is a barrel-aged saison with black currants, coming in at 6.1% ABV.

The details:

  • $16 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 1 per person

It also looks like Bright Sea Blonde (barrel-aged Belgian Blonde ale with grains of paradise) will be on draft, which was a previous bottle release that vanished quickly from the brewery shelves.

Sante Adairius Rustic Ales is located at 103 Kennedy Drive in Capitola, CA.

Hill Farmstead E. Available Apr. 16

Hill Farmstead LogoIt’s that time again already, kiddos. The next batch of Hill Farmstead E. bottles are ready to roll beginning on Wednesday, April 16 when the retail shop opens at 12pm. For the uninitiated, E. is the brewery’s farmstead pale ale (Edward) aged in wine barrels with resident yeast and microfloa for 1.5 years.

The details:

  • $20 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 4 bottles per person
  • Beyond Good & Evil and Grassroots/Mikkeller Wheat is the New Hops bottles are both still available

Hill Farmstead Brewery is located at 403 Hill Road in Greensboro, VT.

Prairie Artisan Ales Funk Series Coming Soon

Prairie Artisan AlesA new line of barrel-aged wild beers is on the way from Oklahoma’s Prairie Artisan Ales, as the brewery has introduced the Funk Series of sour ales aged on fruit. The fun begins with Cherry Funk and Apricot Funk, although it looks like there might be even more on the way in the near future. Prairie’s Facebook feed has only indicated “on the way” and “coming soon” for the anticipated release dates, but these will once again be distributed by Shelton Brothers, so check in with your local to see what the deal is.

As always – cheeky, fun and stylish label art will adorn these 750mL bottles. Enjoy.

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Jackie O’s Dark Apparition 375mL Bottles Available Now

Jackie O's Dark ApparitionNot in the mood for doming a 22oz bottle for some reason? Thankfully, Jackie O’s has cranked out their first run of 375mL bottles, beginning with their flagship Russian Imperial Stout, Dark Apparition. The brewery has implemented a new bottling line in their production facility, and “intend[s] to begin releasing new bottles every few weeks in the foreseeable future.”

The details:

  • $5.99 per 375mL bottle
  • Limit 12 bottles per person, per day while supplies last
  • Bottles are only available at the Jackie O’s taproom/production facility

Commercial description:

Russian Imperial Stouts are one of Brad’s favorite styles of beer and Dark Apparition is without a doubt his favorite beer to brew. We stuff 2200lbs of malt into our 20bbl mash tun. By the end of the mash dark malts are spilling onto the brew house floor. Brad wanted to include all the great flavors he admires in his favorite Russian Imperial Stouts like chocolate, coffee, roast, dark fruit, caramel, and some nice earthy/spicy hop character. The color is midnight black and the body is extremely chewy and dextrinous. Dark Apparition is a huge beer with tons of character. 10% ABV

The Jackie O’s taproom is located at 25 Campbell St. in Athens, OH.

Jolly Pumpkin Los Vivos y Los Muertos Release Apr. 22

Jolly Pumpkin Los Vivos y Los MuertosOriginally released in March to members of The Rare Beer Club, a limited amount of Jolly Pumpkin Los Vivos y Los Muertos will be available at the brewery’s Traverse City and Ann Arbor  locations on Tuesday, April 22 at 2pm. This is a sour ale brewed with pumpkin and lime, finishing at 4.2% ABV.

The details:

  • $19 (+ tax and deposit) per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 4 per person
  • Limited amount of draft will also be available (no growlers)

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is located at 311 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor and 13512 Peninsula Drive, Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, MI.

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