“We produce a broad spectrum of beers and tend to be known for our higher strength offerings,” comments Don Oliver, Brewmaster. “We chose to play to our strengths and set our seltzer apart from the mainstream with a higher ABV and focus on the single-serve and draft packages. The Cherry Lemon Lime recipe was popular with our brewing team and very well received in our taprooms.”
The “Thirty Three” branding refers to 1933, the year prohibition ended. The eye-catching but simple label features the tagline, “Celebrating Repeal Day Every Day” as an added layer of brand messaging for the seltzer. The Cherry Lemon Lime flavor comes from a hand-crafted blend of cherry and Meyer lemon juice concentrates coupled with natural flavors. The result is a light, refreshing hard seltzer with just a hint of pink color in the beverage. Continue reading
With a planned collaboration in the works for nearly three years, Karl and Burgeon finally came together to do what they do best: brew the cleanest, most hop-forward West Coast IPA fathomable. Inspired by the secrecy surrounding the innovation process, Bohemian Grove was aptly chosen as the name to represent this tropical and pine-forward hop bomb. With four R&D brews in the books, both breweries are confident the final release was brewed to absolute hoppy perfection.
“Our admiration for Burgeon has been long standing. We have a great deal of respect for their meticulous approach to brewing, recipe creation, and their quality control process. Additionally, their team is well known for brewing some of the tastiest IPAs in San Diego, so when we decided to lock in our 2022 collaborators, we knew immediately we wanted to create something together.” – Paul Segura, Brewmaster, Karl Strauss Brewing Company Continue reading
All The Peels Fruited IPA is brewed with California and Oregon sourced blood oranges (both peel and purée) for fragrant hits of citrus from beginning to end, backed by floral and resiny notes from Cascade, Crystal, Columbus, and Chinook hops.
As for Rhinegeist, the fast-growing Ohioan brewery has already made a huge impact on the Midwest craft beer scene. The Karl Strauss crew is thrilled to help further introduce this esteemed brewery to California and Arizona residents, who may be trying them for the very first time. Continue reading
Each beer was brewed at Red Clay Brewing Company at Opelika’s first brewery in central lower Alabama. Red Clay Brewing is firmly entrenched in the south and is named after the red clay earth found in Alabama. While Miura hails from Northern California and is named after the most legendary and mythical breeder of the most famous bulls in Spain, Emmanuel Kemiji and Kerry McGinnish found a path to partnership for this new lineup of globally inspired and complex beers.
While oenobeers (beers brewed using grapes or beers aged in wine barrels) are rising in popularity, there’s never been a collaboration where a Master sommelier and a Master brewer made a canned beer together. Continue reading
Known for his expertise in brewing high-alcohol beers, Brewmaster Don Oliver shares some thoughts on his latest Mega intro, “When we first released Supine Mega IPA in 2020, I had already started on the recipe for Prone. Although not originally planned for release this year, there was a lot of excitement around the Mega IPA Series, so we chose to add Prone to the lineup. The triple dry-hopped Mega IPA should satisfy the fans of big beers with huge hop character.”
Prone is expected to hit retailer shelves in April primarily in California and parts of Nevada. The bright orange and green label mimics the popular Supine label, but Prone naturally showcases tigers in the prone position. Continue reading
Dust Bowl Brewing Co. continues to build momentum with the release of Kash Crop Raspberry Fruited Blonde Ale. The latest addition to the Northern California craft brewery’s year-round portfolio, Kash Crop Raspberry arrives just in time for the warmer summertime weather.
“Fruited blonde ales work well with our hot Central Valley climate,” reflects Don Oliver, Brewmaster, Dust Bowl Brewing Co. “It’s an easy-drinking beer with great fruit character and a little tartness that adds to the refreshing character.”
At 4.5% ABV and 10 IBU, Kash Crop Raspberry is an approachable, sessionable beer appealing to a wide range of beer lovers. Rolling out this month, Kash Crop Raspberry is available in 12oz. / 6 pack cans as well as 5.2 gal and 15.5 gal kegs. Consumers may recognize the label as it’s similar to Dust Bowl’s earlier release of Kash Crop Orange Mango Blonde Ale. Kash Crop Raspberry will be primarily distributed in California through Dust Bowl’s wholesaler network. Continue reading
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
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
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
“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