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Karl Strauss Releases Collaboration IPA with Beachwood Brewing

Riders on the Storm IPA collaboration with Karl Strauss and Beachwood Brewing

Let me just begin by stating, there is beer mail, and then there is beer mail. This is beer mail.

It’s no secret that brewery collaborations can often be more strategic than organic in conception, but Karl Strauss Brewmaster Paul Segura and Beachwood Brewing’s Julian Shrago have been thick as thieves for as long as can be remembered; and have been pushing for the chance to put their heads together on a large scale release. Well, Karl Strauss gave in, and they don’t regret it. “Riders on the Storm” IPA is available on draft and in 16oz 4-Packs at all Karl Strauss Brewpub locations, and at select retailers and craft beer bars throughout California and Arizona. Continue reading

Karl Strauss Debuts Low-Cal, Low-ABV Hazy IPA to Lineup

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Low-cal, Low ABV Hazy IPA by Karl Strauss

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is proud to introduce Sun Drops Hazy IPA, their brand new low-cal and low-ABV beer that is joining their year-round lineup.

Launching March 4, Sun Drops Hazy IPA is a better-for-you beer clocking in at just 4.0% ABV and 99 calories, yet with all the character and complexity that you expect in a Hazy IPA. Brewed with Columbus, Idaho 7, and Amarillo hops for juicy citrus aromas, plus rolled oats for a silky mouthfeel, this beer refuses to compromise. Sun Drops Hazy IPA will be available on draft and in 6-packs of 12oz sleek cans at all Karl Strauss brewpub locations, as well as at select retailers throughout California.

Sun Drops Hazy IPA is the first release in the Karl Strauss “Small but Mighty” series, a collection of low-calorie beers that refuse to compromise on flavor. This 99-calorie brew is teeming with juicy tropical fruit aromas, big notes of spritzy citrus, and hints of sticky pine. Plus, it has the soft and pillowy mouthfeel that you crave in a hazy. Sheesh, pretty big claim for such a little beer, eh? Small but mighty, indeed. Continue reading

Absolution Brewing Announces New Can Releases

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The Wicked 2021, Lion Around, and Fizziks Pomegranate Hard Seltzer Now Available

It is that time of year again, when triple IPAs come out of hibernation and are sighted all across California. Absolution Brewing is celebrating the season with a triple can release, including the annual release their triple IPA, The Wicked.

The Wicked 2021 offers in your face dankness matched with absurd drinkability; it is what you have learned to expect of The Wicked and you got it. Brewed with Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, Simcoe and Idaho 7 hops, the results are a golden, dry IPA with juicy after tones. The Wicked 2021 (10.5% ABV) is available in 4-pack cans ($20) and on draft.

For the second release, Absolution’s Floc’ing Great series presents Lion Around Hazy IPA. Lion Around is a super hazy IPA loaded with Mosaic, Citra, and Zamba hops making this juice bomb burst with tropical fruit notes! Lion Around (6.3% ABV) is available in 4-pack cans ($16) and on draft. Continue reading

Dust Bowl Brewing Releases California Golden Ale

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Now in Cans from Dust Bowl Brewing

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. announces its first new release of 2021, California Golden Ale. The year-round beer fills yet another niche in the Northern California brewery’s growing portfolio.

“Blonde ales and lighter lagers have been gaining in popularity and they are always good performers at our taprooms,” shares longtime Brewmaster, Don Oliver. “Our range of beers had a good amount of lagers and IPAs, so the golden ale was a good compliment and brings more balance to our portfolio. It’s a clean, easy-drinking beer with a light fruitiness and low bitterness.”

California Golden Ale was first released in draft only in December 2020. While consumer exposure was minimal due to the Pandemic on-premise restrictions, those consumers who picked up growlers or crowlers to go from Dust Bowl’s taprooms responded positively to the new release. California Golden Ale will reach the promising off-premise sector in late January. Available in 12oz. 6 pack cans, and 5.2 gallon and 15.5 gallon kegs, California Golden Ale is an ideal gateway beer at 4.5% ABV and 10 IBUs. It is sold through Dust Bowl’s network of wholesalers servicing California and Nevada, and at Dust Bowl Brewing Co. taprooms located in Turlock and Monterey, California. Continue reading

Karl Strauss and Modern Times Beer Release Collaboration IPA

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Mosaic Oasis – a Karl Strauss/Modern Times collaboration

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is kicking off 2021 with the latest in their acclaimed collaboration series, an innovative IPA brewed with their friends at Modern Times Beer in San Diego. Mosaic Oasis will debut statewide on draft and in 16oz 4-pak cans on January 14.

Modern Times is widely recognized as one the top IPA producers in the country and when the teams came together to work on a recipe, they were inspired to push the envelope with their experimentation through the inclusion of the newly released Talus hop varietal. Talus hops impart big aromas of pink grapefruit, dried roses, pine resin, tropical fruit, and sage, which makes it the perfect complement to the Mosaic hop’s classic tropical and citrus notes. The result is a dank and citrusy San Diego-style IPA with a colorful mosaic of intoxicatingly fruity aromas. Continue reading

Founders Brewing Releases Oktoberfest to Raise Awareness for ArtPrize

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Oktoberfest – Founders Brewing Co.

Founders Brewing Co. has announced that they will launch Oktoberfest, a Märzen style lager brewed using imported German malts and hops. Oktoberfest presents a gorgeous copper hue with a rich, malty and slightly sweet backbone. Founders’ Oktoberfest is similar to a traditional Reinheitsgebot style, brewed in accordance to a 1487 German law that limits the ingredients to water, barley and hops. Debuting this August, Oktoberfest is the seventh release Founders has brewed to raise awareness for ArtPrize, an open international art competition in the brewery’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“Brewing traditional German-style beers, especially malt-forward lagers, isn’t something we’re especially accustomed to,” said Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki. “I’ve really begun to enjoy drinking Märzens over the past few years and decided to get serious about a recipe. Oktoberfest is brewed with malt and hops imported from Germany for a rich, malty character that still manages to stay light on the palate. Whether you’re celebrating Art Prize or Oktoberfest, this is the beer to do it with!”

Oktoberfest (6%) will have a retail price of $9.99/6-pack. It will be available as of August in 12-oz cans and on draft in the Grand Rapids and Detroit taprooms, and across the brewery’s distribution network, except Utah. Please note that prices will vary by market. Previous releases for ArtPrize include Green Zebra, Pale Joe, Spectra Trifecta, Mosaic Promise, Inspired Artist Black IPA and Trigo. Continue reading

Founders Brewing adds Marvelroast to Limited Series

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Founders Brewing Co. – Marvelroast

Founders Brewing Co. has announced Marvelroast as the latest addition to the Limited Series lineup. Marvelroast was originally a Detroit Taproom favorite, and starts out as an Imperial Golden Ale enhanced with the addition of coffee, vanilla and cocoa nibs in the brewing process. But it doesn’t end there. A final dose of milk sugar lends a smooth and sweet finish, making this a delicious treat reminiscent of your favorite iced coffee drink.

“Having two taprooms full of craft beer connoisseurs is a real blessing for our team. We get a lot of great ideas and feedback and are able to do a lot of experimentation as a result,” said Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki. “When a new beer gets great response in our taprooms, the logical move is to try to find a home for it in our distribution lineup. That’s what happened with Marvelroast. I think the perfect balance of coffee, vanilla and cocoa are going to make this beer a real treat this summer.” Continue reading

Dust Bowl Brewing Introduces Kash Crop Orange Mango Ale

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Kash Crop Orange Mango Ale from Dust Bowl Brewing

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. has announced the release of Kash Crop Orange Mango Ale, the latest addition to the Northern California brewery’s year-round portfolio. The roll-out is just in time for consumers looking for a thirst-quenching summertime beer.

“This is a crisp refresher that comes in perfect time for the warmer weather,” comments Don Oliver, Brewmaster. “Beer fans can expect a light bodied beer with huge fruit aroma and an orange/mango finish that is slightly sweet.”

Kash Crop is easy-drinking at 4.5% ABV, with low bitterness at only 10 IBUs. The new beer is available in 12oz./6 pack cans, and 5.2 gallon and 15.5 gallon kegs. It is sold through Dust Bowl’s growing network of wholesalers servicing California and Nevada, and at Dust Bowl Brewing Co. taprooms located in Turlock and Monterey, California. Continue reading

Founders Brewing Announces Unraveled IPA to Year-Round Lineup

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Unraveled IPA now available year-round

Founders Brewing Co. has announced Unraveled IPA, the newest addition to the brewery’s year-round lineup. Unraveled IPA is a juicy IPA, incredibly flavorful and aromatic. This juicy IPA is dry hopped with traditional hop pellets and lupulin powder, an innovative hop product that separates lupulin from the hop flower. Wheat and oats form a smooth backdrop to carry all those wonderful hop characteristics, while the pour is beautifully clear. Unraveled IPA made its debut in the Founders taprooms as “Mucho Lupu” and was released as part of the brewery’s Mothership Series in 2019.

“This is one of my favorite IPAs to come out of the brewery in a while,” said Brewmaster, Jeremy Kosmicki. “The hop character is aggressive with its citrus and tropical flavors and aromas while the addition of lupulin powder – rather than relying on over dry-hopping with just pellets – helps keep the grassiness in check. It has great balance and is clean, bright and refreshing.” Continue reading

Dust Bowl Brewing Introduces Peace, Love & Haze Hazy IPA

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Peace, Love & Haze now available year-round

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. is expanding its year-round portfolio with the introduction of Peace, Love & Haze. The new hazy IPA was first released in draft-only in December with the planned launch of 6-pack/12oz. cans in February. The move to a year-round hazy follows a variety of specialty hazy releases over the past two years.

“The growth in hazy beer has been remarkable,” shares Don Oliver, Brewmaster. “We are proud to offer a hazy IPA that uses a unique mix of hops to provide the juiciness and fruit flavors that hazy fans appreciate.”

Peace, Love & Haze is a tropical delight crafted with Cashmere, Idaho Gem and Mosaic hops resulting in flavors of pineapple, guava and orange. The flavorful hazy offers consumers a smooth 6.3% ABV and 28 IBU. Continue reading

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