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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.


Cigar City Hunahpu’s Day 2016 Announced for Mar. 12

Cigar-city-hunahpus-dayThere ya have it, sports fans. From Cigar City:

The 7th Annual Hunahpu’s Day® is Saturday, March 12, 2016.
For the first time in its storied history, Hunahpu’s Day® will be held offsite away from our brewery, at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park in beautiful Downtown Tampa, Florida. A huge thanks to the City of Tampa and the Tampa Downtown Partnership for working with us on this!
Many more details to follow. Stay tuned!

Perennial 2015 Abraxas Release Details

Perennial-Abraxas-labelYou’ve been waiting – the time is here. Perennial Abraxas is nearly ready to return, with online ticket sales kicking off Thursday, October 15 at 9am CST. A public on-sale will follow on Saturday, November 14.

Full info from the brewery here:

We at Perennial Artisan Ales are excited to announce the release details for 2015 Abraxas!

Beginning Thursday, October 15th at 9:00 AM CST, Abraxas pickup tickets will be available for $70 at  Tickets include:
2 bottles 2015 Abraxas
1 bottle 2015 Coffee Abraxas
1 Abraxas bottle bag

Ticket holders have the ability to pick up bottles from 4:00PM-10:00PM in the tasting room on one of the following dates:
Tuesday, November 10th
Wednesday, November 11th
Thursday, November 12th
Friday, November 13th
Saturday, November 14th

Pickup dates will be selected at time of purchase and are non-transferable.  Valid ID will be required at pickup.  Name on ID must match name on will call list.  One pickup per person, please.  Duplicate ticket purchases for each individual day will be refunded. NO PROXIES WILL BE PERMITTED AT THIS YEAR’S ABRAXAS RELEASE.

A limited number of Abraxas draft pours will be available throughout the week.

For those who are not interested in the ticketed option, a limited number of Abraxas bottles will be available for purchase in the tasting room beginning atnoon on Saturday, November 14th.  Abraxas will also be distributed to all of our markets beginning in mid-November.

Barrel-Aged Abraxas is still sleeping away in barrels.  As soon as it is ready, we will share release details!

In addition to this info, we would like to share with you, our newsletter subscribers, that we will have a local sign up this Wednesday, October 14th, from4:00PM-10:00PM before tickets go on sale.  To avoid any confusion on pick up day, we will be accepting payment at sign up on Wednesday.

Funky Buddha Morning Wood Bottle Release Sept. 8

funky-buddha-morning-woodHere you have it – Funky Buddha Morning Wood is bottled up! Sales for this tap-room exclusive kick off on Tuesday, September 8 at 7pm. This beer takes the Buddha’s heralded Maple Bacon Coffee Porter to another level after spending months resting in oak bourbon barrels. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one.

The details:

  • $25 per 22oz bottle
  • Limit 2 per person

Commercial description:

What’s better than beer for breakfast? How about a little Morning Wood. This Imperial version of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter is aged in Bourbon barrels for months, lending smoothness to the smokey, salty, rich combo of maple syrup, fresh roasted coffee, and bacon. 12% ABV

Funky Buddha Brewery is located at 1208 NE 38th St in Oakland Park, FL.

AleSmith Vietnamese Speedway Stout Bottle Sale Aug. 20 & 27

alesmith-vietnamese-speedwayNot into having to buy your limited AleSmith releases online? Good news – the 3rd release of Vietnamese Speedway Stout will be available to purchase onsite exclusively at the brewery’s Observation Room (temporary tasting room while their new facility is being built) on August 20 and 27 when doors open at noon. Pricing and limits are still TBA.

Commercial description:

This Vietnamese coffee version of Speedway Stout is and continues to be AleSmith’s most popular variation of the ever-growing Speedway Stout collection. Since 2012 we have been adding this blend of four Vietnamese coffees, known in Vietnam as cà phê sa đá, to our popular imperial stout. The coffee beans were slowly roasted at low temperatures and then brewed by AleSmith with a traditional phin-style filter that gently percolates water through the ground coffee. The result is an intensely aromatic and bold tasting coffee that complements the notes of chocolate and roast in this massive stout.

AleSmith Observation Room is located at 9990 AleSmith Court in San Diego, CA.

Toppling Goliath Mornin’ Delight Release Aug. 29

toppling-goliath-mornin-delightSound the alarm, start the panicking – Toppling Goliath Mornin’ Delight release details have been announced! Due to the ridiculous demand for this beer, attendees will be selected at random after signing up here.

Be sure to read all the details carefully, but some important callouts:

  • 500 slots are available
  • Mornin’ Delight packages will be $100
  • Packages include (2) 22oz bottles, a commemorative box, 1 Mornin’ Delight chalice, and (1) 10 ounce pour of Mornin’ Delight
  • CASH ONLY for packages – cards will be allowed for other purchases
  • NO proxies, you must be in attendance with ID to attend

Commercial description:

How do you like your coffee? Try our delicious coffee stout and you’ll never want your low-fat vanilla cream latte again. This might not contain a wonderful design in the foam, but it certainly will satisfy your need for a late evening coffee pick-me-up. 12% ABV.

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company is located at 310 College Drive in Decorah, IA.

AleSmith Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout Bottle Sale Jul. 13

Barrel-Aged-SpeedwayThe 20th anniversary celebration continues on for San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Company, this time with a fresh installment of Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout. This will stick to their familiar online Brown Paper Tickets release format, beginning Monday, July 13 at 11am PST.

The details:

  • $29.97 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 4 per person
  • Bottles MUST be retrieved during tasting room hours from Saturday, July 18th – Sunday, August 30th
  • Proxies are allowed – MUST be designated as “pickup person” during online purchase
  • Check out all the fine print here

Commercial description:

We’ve matured our Russian Imperial Stout in premium bourbon barrels to create the perfect blend of flavors. Notes of oak, vanilla, and bourbon add another level of complexity to this beer’s already massive flavor profile of chocolate, Ryan Bros. coffee, and roasted barley. Designed to be enjoyed now or aged in the bottle for years to come, this special release is a truly unique beer that is as smooth as it is rare.

AleSmith Brewing Company is located at 9366 Cabot Drive in San Diego, CA.