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Destihl Brewery Dosvidanya Release Nov. 27

destihl-dosvidanyaMore Black Friday hysteria on tap this year, featuring the Destihl Brewery Dosvidanya bottle release party at Kemp’s Upper Tap on Friday, November 27 at 4pm. Two barrel-aged variants will be available (bourbon and rye whiskey) in both 500mL bottles and draft. First come, first serve – limit 2 bottles per person. Don’t sleep.

Commercial description:

Like a Russian Matryoshka or ‘nesting’ doll, the secret of Dosvidanya® Russian Imperial Stout lies locked deep within her mysterious & elaborate wooden layers. The hidden soul of this oak bourbon barrel-aged beer that we said Dosvidanya (‘goodbye’) to several months before revealing, is its rich, robust & roasty maltiness that finishes dry. 12.5% ABV

Kemp’s Upper Tap is located at 217 W. Main St in Lexington, IL.


Allagash Black Friday Release: James & Julie and Midnight Brett

allagash-black-friday-releaseA Black Friday extravaganza is going down at Allagash this holiday season, kicking off at 10am on Friday, November 27. Bottles of Midnight Brett and James & Julie will both be available, alongside live music, free coffee and donuts, special beers on tap and more. Shopping is for the birds, go drink some beer.

Bottle limits and pricing are TBA.

Commercial descriptions:

James and Julie: our take on a Flemish Sour Brown and offers an aroma of raisins, figs, cherries, and caramelized sugar. Mahogany in color, this medium bodied ale finishes with a clean acidity and a hint of spice. We brew this sour brown ale with Pilsner, Special B, Maize, and Chocolate Malt and ferment it with our house yeast strain. It then ages for two years on stainless steel with our own blend of Lactobacillus and Pediococcus cultures.

Midnight Brett: This beer gets its name from the Midnight Wheat we brew it with. The dark wheat gives it a deep, dark chocolate color. The aroma opens with fresh berries and sour cherries, and ends with a warm roastiness. Each sip offers smooth drinkability met with the zip of tart fruitiness on the palate. We brew this beer with 2-row, Midnight wheat, raw wheat, and rye malt. It’s hopped with a blend of Perle, Glacier, and Simcoe hops. We then add our house strain of local, wild Brettanomyces yeast. The yeast works its magic over the next eight months where the beer ferments in a stainless tank. Midnight Brett begs to be shared no matter the hour on the clock.

Allagash Brewing Company is located at 50 Industrial Way in Portland, ME.


Odd Side Ales Barrel-Aged Bottle Release Nov. 28

Odd-Side-Hipster-Brunch-StoutOdd Side Ales’ series of 2014 barrel-aged beers is about to wrap up, but not without going off in style this coming Black Friday. Another pair of delectable bottles is ready to launch bright and early at 9am – you know you’d rather be here than battling through a bunch of lunatics in some department store.

The beers:

  • Hipster Brunch Stout – Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee, maple syrup, and bacon, 10% ABV
  • Morning Wood – Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee, 9.5% ABV

Price and bottle limit TBD.

Odd Side Ales is located at 41 Washington Ave in Grand Haven, MI.


Allagash Midnight Brett Bottles On Sale Nov. 28

Allagash Midnight BrettEverything in black for Allagash this coming Black Friday. From black coffee and donuts to black 100% brett-fermented beer, they’re pulling out all the stops for the latest batch of Midnight Brett when doors open at 10am.

The details:

  • $15 per 375mL bottle
  • Limit 4 per person

Commercial description:

Midnight brett is chocolate brown in color, brewed with 2-Row, midnight wheat, raw wheat and rye malt. It was hopped with a blend of Perle, Glacier and Simcoe hops, then fermented with our house strain of Brettanomyces in stainless tanks. The finished beer has the aroma and flavor of fresh berries, sour cherries and a slight roasted character. The finish is pleasantly tart and fruity, making this beer very drinkable. 7.3 % ABV

Allagash Brewing Company is located at 50 Industrial Way in Portland, ME.


Firestone Walker Maltose Falcons Brownywine Release Nov. 28

Firestone-Walker-Maltose-Falcons-BrownywineA Firestone Walker exclusive bottle? Don’t mind if I do. Maltose Falcons Brownywine (a collaboration with Los Angeles’ oldest homebrew club) is bottled up and ready to launch at brewery locations on Friday, November 28. This is a brown barleywine style ale with brown sugar and West Coast hops aged in a variety of rum, brandy and bourbon barrels, finishing at 13.6% ABV.

The details:

  • $18.99 + tax & CRV per 22oz bottle
  • Limit 6 bottles per person
  • Available at the Paso Robles and Buellton locations only – no distribution

Commercial description:

English Brown malt, drum roasted Caramel malt, Chocolate malt and a healthy dose of brown sugar, together with West Coast American hops created a luscious Barley Wine class Brown Ale. After fermentation was completed in stainless steel we racked the brew over to Rum barrels, along with a few Brandy and Bourbon barrels to add spice and complexity. After 7 months of rest in barrel, allowing time for the brew to soak up the flavors, we bottled the finished beer just in time for the big celebration day! The result is best described as Rum soaked chocolate pound cake. Loads of rich, silky cocoa dusted malt character with a sturdy yet elegant balance on hop spice and boozy barrel accents. This beer is ready to drink now, but will stand up to some time aging in a cool dark cellar. Best enjoyed in a brandy snifter with your favorite homebrewing friends – those who have cracked grains, made wort flow and kept yeasts as pets. The Firestone Walker Brewing team is proud to be apart of this celebration and is happy to present to you – The Maltose Falcons Brownywine! In the words of our fearless leader Charlie Papazian “Relax, don’t worry have a homebrew.”

Check out the Firestone Walker locations here.


Hoppin’ Frog Barrel-Aged BORIS Van Winkle Release Nov. 29

Hoppin Frog BORIS Van WinkleThe Black Friday beer releases just keep coming! Ohio’s Hoppin’ Frog Brewery will unleash two new barrel-aged beers this week, starting on Friday, November 29 at 10am. Barrel-Aged BORIS Van Winkle and Barrel-Aged Frosted Frog Christmas Ale were both aged in Pappy Van Winkle barrels (although the brewery is being coy about it), so your oh-so discerning palate can look forward to that.

The details:

  • Bottles will be available for purchase on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday
  • Barrel-Aged BORIS Van Winkle: $15.99 per 22oz bottle
  • Barrel-Aged Frosted Frog Christmas Ale: $13.99 per 22oz bottle
  • Limit 1 case of each per person
  • Approx 270 cases of BORIS Van Winkle available (unconfirmed)

Hoppin’ Frog Brewery is located at 1680 East Waterloo Rd in Akron. Check them out here.


Lakefront Black Friday Bottle Release Nov. 29

Lakefront Black Friday beerMore Black Friday beer? Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee is set to release the 2nd installment of Black Friday, an imperial India-style black ale on Friday, November 29 at 8am. Similar to last year, this will be brewery-only and is expected to sell out fast (supplies were gone in 90 minutes last time).

New for 2013 – Lakefront is encouraging attendees to bring beers for sharing or trading. Also expect hot breakfast and beermosas provided by Karma Bar & Grill.

The details:

  • $10 per 22oz bottle
  • Limit 3 per person
  • 5,000 bottles available (up from 1,200 in 2012)
  • Free Black Friday pint glasses with bottle purchase for the first 1,000 people

Commercial description:

Black Friday Imperial Black Ale combines massive dry-hopping with loads of roasted malt. It’s bold citrus and tropical fruit aroma leads to an assertive, full-flavored malt backbone with a big, juicy hop finish. The 10% ABV will surely wake up your senses and be worth the wait.

Check out all the details on the official Lakefront Black Friday beer page. Lakefront Brewery is located at 1872 N Commerce St in Milwaukee.