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Crooked Stave Petite Sour Tart Cherry & St. Bretta Late Spring Release Apr. 29

Crooked-Stave-Apr29-ReleaseCrooked Stave continues to drop fresh releases on us this season, unloading Petite Sour Tart Cherry and St. Bretta Late Spring on Wednesday, April 29 at 6pm. Keep on stocking up that cellar, Denver. Prices and limits TBA.

Commercial descriptions:

Tart Cherry is the fourth varietal in our Petite Sour series. This 5.5% ABV beer pours a rich red, with a snap of tartness from the addition of the equivalent of over a pound per gallon of sour cherries, after being primary fermented in oak with our mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria.

St. Bretta Late Spring showcases Tango Mandarin citrus, a slightly sweet varietal with vibrant aromas. We tweaked the recipe slightly for this batch of St. Bretta, adding lemongrass and citrus zest, in addition to the Tango Mandarin juice.

Crooked Stave is located at 3350 Brighton Blvd in Denver, CO.

Crooked Stave x Jester King x Trois Dames Sin Frontera On Sale Today

Crooked-Stave-Sin-FronteraCrooked Stave’s launch of their newest 3-way collab is ready this evening, as Sin Frontera will drop at 6pm in the tasting room. Alongside Jester King and Trois Dames, the breweries each brewed the exact same recipe at their respective locations whilst using their own house mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria. Sin Frontera was then aged in Spanish sherry barrels for up to one year.

The details:

  • $10 per 375mL bottle
  • Limit 12 per person
  • Draft will also be available ($9 full pour / $4 taster)

Crooked Stave is located at 3350 Brighton Blvd in Denver, CO.

Other Half Nelson & Citra IPA Release Apr. 26

Other-Half-Nelson-CitraDouble-barreled release coming in hot at Brooklyn’s Other Half Brewing Company. Nelson IPA and Citra IPA will both hit the brewery in 16oz cans on Sunday, April 26 at 10am. Brewery-only, limited run, get in line.

The details:

  • $16 per 4-pack or $90 per case
  • Limit 1 case of each beer per person
  • Over 200 cases of each are available

Two more limited single-hop releases are also on the way – keep your eyes peeled.

Other Half Brewing Company is located at 195 Centre St. in Brooklyn, NY.

OEC Brewing Experimentalis With Meyer Lemons Batch 2 Release Apr. 25

OEC-Brewing-Experimentals-Meyer-LemonsConnecticut’s OEC Brewing has another funky brew ready for us this weekend, featuring Experimentalis With Meyer Lemons Batch 2. This is a blended wild ale conditioned on fresh meyer lemons in Ransom Spirits Pinot Noir/Gin Barrels for 16 months. Sounds…wild =)

The details:

  • $22 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 3 per person
  • 350 bottles available

OEC Brewing is located at 7 Fox Hollow Rd. in Oxford, CT.

The Rare Barrel Forces Unseen Batch 3 Release Apr. 25

The-Rare-Barrel-Forces-UnseenForces Unseen is back! A 3rd batch of The Rare Barrel’s blended golden sour ale aged in oak barrels is ready for your faces, dropping at the tasting room on Saturday, April 25 at 2pm. Pucker up.

The details:

  • $20 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit TBA

Commercial description:

Forces Unseen is a blend of various golden sour beers aged in oak barrels. Each batch of Forces Unseen highlights a unique mix of yeast and bacteria, which is often different from the last batch. Batch 3 of Forces Unseen is a blend of five golden sours aged in oak barrels. Fermented with a wide range of yeast and bacteria, the forces unseen deserve all the credit for the flavors derived in this blend of golden sour beers. 5% ABV

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

Drake’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged Drakonic Release Apr. 19

drakes-brewingDrake’s Brewing has rolled up their sleeves and gotten dirty in the barrel room in recent months, working to expand their burgeoning barrel-aging program. Next up for the Californian brewery is Bourbon Barrel-Aged Drakonic, launching on Sunday, April 19 at noon. This is their flagship imperial stout aged in oak bourbon barrels for 6 months, coming in at 9.5% ABV.

The details:

  • $16 + tax and CRV per 500mL bottle
  • Limit 1 case per person
  • Special barrel-aged flights will be available

Drake’s Brewing Company is located at 1933 Davis St. Bldg. 177 in San Leandro, CA.

Great South Bay Marauder 2015 Release Apr. 18

Great-South-Bay-MarauderThe thirst for Viking blood is real. Great South Bay’s 2015 batch of Marauder is ready to drop, hitting the tasting room on Saturday, April 18 at noon. This local favorite is a hefty scotch ale aged in oak bourbon barrels, weighing in at 10% ABV.

The details:

  • $10 per 500mL bottle
  • Draft will also be available
  • Bottles on sale at the brewery only, draft will hit a limited amount of local accounts

Great South Bay Brewery is located at 25 Drexel Drive in Bay Shore, NY.

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