Southern Brew News June/July 2017 : Page 7

www.brewingnews.com 7 By Bill Plott Red Clay Brewing celebrated its sec-ond anniversary with a huge crowd turnout, six new fermenters and plans for releasing its first cans later this year. Meanwhile, three new beers have been released: Standard Deluxe Session IPA, Bitter Southerner ESB and Drymarchon Sour. “The sour is a Berliner weisse, brewed in collaboration with the Alabama Heritage Foundation to help reintroduce the Indigo Snack (genus name Drymarchon),” said John Corbin. Big Beach Brewing partnered with the NUISANCE Group for a “pop-up dinner” in the taproom. The event raised money for the non-profit whose mission is to raise aware-ness of invasive species of flora and fauna “which are considered to be a Nuisance, Underutilized or Invasive, but Sustainable and Available through Noble Culinary Endeavors.” Several local chefs participated in the event. Red Hills Brewing released special beers for two early May holidays. May the 4th ESB With You was for the 40th anni-versary of Star Wars . Orale , a cilantro lime cervaza, was a Cinco de Mayo special com-memorating Mexico’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla. Yellowhammer is in the middle of a 12,000-square-foot expansion that will add another 8,000 square feet of production space, including an in-house distillery. The remaining space will be for events. Owner/ brewer Keith Yager said four packs of their award-winning Miracle Worker Tripel will soon be available in four-packs. Previously, it was available on draft year-round, but only in bombers in the summer. One-of specialties in the taproom this spring and early summer include German-style Helles and Berliner Weisse , served with raspberry or woodruff syrups. Spring Fest Ale , a very hoppy pale brewed with Mosaic hops, is also on tap. Cahaba Brewing will soon be releas-ing its spring Kiwi Kolsch in cans. It has been available only in draft before. A major change is coming to The Railyard in Montgomery. It will soon be paired with its sister restaurant, Dreamland Barbecue , under the same roof. Brewer Jamie Ray said the new Dreamland location will become a brewpub serving Railyard beers. Dreamland is a widely-known, highly popular barbecue chain in the Southeast. Meanwhile, on tap are two seasonals. Kettle-soured Belgian-style Bier deMars is out now and on the way is a German-style Hefeweizen . Goat Island will release Peace, Love and Hippie-Weizen for the spring. They also have a new 60bbl fermenter that will be important for their upcoming first cans. Rocket Republic is gearing up to release Dark Matter at the Rocket City Brewfest in Huntsville and the Magic City Brewfest in Birmingham. Dark Matter is a 10% Belgian Quad aged in Jack Daniels barrels for more than nine months. Their Scotch Rocket , a 6.3% Scottish-style ale, is a now a year-round offering. Also gaining year-round status is Solar Sour , which includes passion fruit and blood orange. “We're going to put Peanut Butter AstroNut Brown on hiatus for the fore-seeable future in lieu of a new beer, yet to named, but currently working under ‘Oatmeal Raisin Cookie’. It's a also a brown ale but with a nice cinnamon and rai-sin character,” said Eric Crigger.. Fairhope Brewing has released its favorite spring beer: Rescue Dog Red , an imperial red IPA. “This is brewed each year in honor of all of the rescue pets out there, and in particular, the rescue dogs in the FBC family. The brewery donates a por-tion of the proceeds to the Baldwin County Human Society.” said Managing Partner Brian Kane.” At the release event at the taproom, four dogs and two cats got new homes. Fairhope’s next sour release will be out soon. It is Hollywood , a golden sour with coconut and pineapple. Peach Saison , Avondale Brewing’s summer seasonal, is out in draft and 22oz bombers. Nate Darnell said the new Sour Room releases are Blend #2 , a dark sour ale, and Goselima , a Gose brewed with lime juice. They are available in draft and bomb-ers. Back Forty’s new high gravity releases include Peanut Butter Porter, The Mandarin Chief Imperial Black IPA , and Jalapengo , a double IPA brewed with jala-peños and mango. “Now that our latest expansion and taproom improvements are in place, our brewers and production staff are finally able to let almost ten years of experience and creativity out of the cage,” said Wilson. “They've already moved on to development of our next limited release, a Quadruple Red IPA that will end up right at the edge of Alabama's 13.9% ABV limit. The working title for his one is ALE-A-BAMA. Good People has released JUCO Southern IPA , its summer seasonal. It will be out in cans as well as draft by mid-May, said Lauren McCurdy. Good People also has a lengthy list of festival appearances. Folklore Brewery and Meadery’s new 5,000-square-foot addition is completed and awaiting the canning line which was expected in mid-May. “We are expanding our production to be able to produce 1,000 gallons per day vs our current 310 gallons per day. This is the first time Folklore has had the tools neces-sary to move out of our existing 100-mile radius and into the State of Alabama and later the Panhandle of Florida,” said owner/ brew Jeremy Pate. That market expansion will see their beers in the Birmingham area by fall. “It’s a big deal for us,” said Anna Claire Giles of Lazy Magnolia , Mississippi’s oldest brewery. “We will have the grand opening of our taproom on July 1. The Porch will open officially July 1 at 11 a.m. You can sample our full lineup of beers and pick out your favorites to take home.” The occasion will be celebrated with food trucks and live music. Some 24 beers are expected to be on tap. In addition, there will be Honey Wine and other special small-batch creations available only at the brewery. Giles said The Porch will be pet, kid and family friendly” with craft sodas available for non-drinkers. Natchez Brewing now has all of its beers available in 12-oz bottles. They include Bluff City Blonde, Alt-ered State Alt, Old Capital New England IPA , and Southern Grace Berliner Weisse . New releases coming soon are Uncle Neville the Devil Red IPA, Old Rowdy Rooster Double IPA , and Cronyism Sour which is aged on blackberries. Slow Boat Brewing has just released a year-round Gose titled IV . They have started a monthly single batch program called “45 RPM Series.” Releases so far include Houseboat in Heaven (peach farm-house ale), Cherry of a Madman (sour stout fermented on cherries), California Dreaming (pineapple Berliner), and Berry of a Madman (sour stout fermented on rasp-berries). Coming soon will be Blue Canoe (blueberry Berliner) “We are also starting a barrel aging program call the ‘78 RPM series’ with releases scheduled for later in the year,” said co-owner Kenny Paul Mann. Biloxi Brewing has Pelican Pier com-ing out late May/early June as its summer seasonal. Brewer Mark Cowley said it is a Gose-style ale brewed with coriander and blood oranges. It runs 5.1% abv. “We will have a couple “brewery only” releases coming out in July for our TapRoom Grand Opening, but not sure exactly what they are yet,” he said.

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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Red Clay Brewing celebrated its second anniversary with a huge crowd turnout, six new fermenters and plans for releasing its first cans later this year. Meanwhile, three new beers have been released: Standard Deluxe Session IPA, Bitter Southerner ESB and Drymarchon Sour. “The sour is a Berliner weisse, brewed in collaboration with the Alabama Heritage Foundation to help reintroduce the Indigo Snack (genus name Drymarchon),” said John Corbin.<br /> <br /> Big Beach Brewing partnered with the NUISANCE Group for a “pop-up dinner” in the taproom. The event raised money for the non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness of invasive species of flora and fauna “which are considered to be a Nuisance, Underutilized or Invasive, but Sustainable and Available through Noble Culinary Endeavors.” Several local chefs participated in the event.<br /> <br /> Red Hills Brewing released special beers for two early May holidays. May the 4th ESB With You was for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. Orale, a cilantro lime cervaza, was a Cinco de Mayo special commemorating Mexico’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla.<br /> <br /> Yellowhammer is in the middle of a 12,000-square-foot expansion that will add another 8,000 square feet of production space, including an in-house distillery. The remaining space will be for events. Owner/ brewer Keith Yager said four packs of their award-winning Miracle Worker Tripel will soon be available in four-packs. Previously, it was available on draft year-round, but only in bombers in the summer. One-of specialties in the taproom this spring and early summer include German-style Helles and Berliner Weisse, served with raspberry or woodruff syrups. Spring Fest Ale, a very hoppy pale brewed with Mosaic hops, is also on tap.<br /> <br /> Cahaba Brewing will soon be releasing its spring Kiwi Kolsch in cans. It has been available only in draft before.<br /> <br /> A major change is coming to The Railyard in Montgomery. It will soon be paired with its sister restaurant, Dreamland Barbecue, under the same roof. Brewer Jamie Ray said the new Dreamland location will become a brewpub serving Railyard beers. Dreamland is a widely-known, highly popular barbecue chain in the Southeast. Meanwhile, on tap are two seasonals. Kettle-soured Belgian-style Bier deMars is out now and on the way is a German-style Hefeweizen.<br /> <br /> Goat Island will release Peace, Love and Hippie-Weizen for the spring. They also have a new 60bbl fermenter that will be important for their upcoming first cans.<br /> <br /> Rocket Republic is gearing up to release Dark Matter at the Rocket City Brewfest in Huntsville and the Magic City Brewfest in Birmingham. Dark Matter is a 10% Belgian Quad aged in Jack Daniels barrels for more than nine months.<br /> <br /> Their Scotch Rocket, a 6.3% Scottishstyle ale, is a now a year-round offering. Also gaining year-round status is Solar Sour, which includes passion fruit and blood orange.<br /> <br /> “We're going to put Peanut Butter AstroNut Brown on hiatus for the foreseeable future in lieu of a new beer, yet to named, but currently working under ‘Oatmeal Raisin Cookie’. It's a also a brown ale but with a nice cinnamon and raisin character,” said Eric Crigger..<br /> <br /> Fairhope Brewing has released its favorite spring beer: Rescue Dog Red, an imperial red IPA. “This is brewed each year in honor of all of the rescue pets out there, and in particular, the rescue dogs in the FBC family. The brewery donates a portion of the proceeds to the Baldwin County Human Society.” said Managing Partner Brian Kane.”<br /> <br /> At the release event at the taproom, four dogs and two cats got new homes.<br /> <br /> Fairhope’s next sour release will be out soon. It is Hollywood, a golden sour with coconut and pineapple.<br /> <br /> Peach Saison, Avondale Brewing’s summer seasonal, is out in draft and 22oz bombers. Nate Darnell said the new Sour Room releases are Blend #2, a dark sour ale, and Goselima, a Gose brewed with lime juice. They are available in draft and bombers.<br /> <br /> Back Forty’s new high gravity releases include Peanut Butter Porter, The Mandarin Chief Imperial Black IPA, and Jalapengo, a double IPA brewed with jalapeños and mango.<br /> <br /> “Now that our latest expansion and taproom improvements are in place, our brewers and production staff are finally able to let almost ten years of experience and creativity out of the cage,” said Wilson. “They've already moved on to development of our next limited release, a Quadruple Red IPA that will end up right at the edge of Alabama's 13.9% ABV limit. The working title for his one is ALE-A-BAMA.<br /> <br /> Good People has released JUCO Southern IPA, its summer seasonal. It will be out in cans as well as draft by mid-May, said Lauren McCurdy. Good People also has a lengthy list of festival appearances. <br /> <br /> Folklore Brewery and Meadery’s new 5,000-square-foot addition is completed and awaiting the canning line which was expected in mid-May.<br /> <br /> “We are expanding our production to be able to produce 1,000 gallons per day vs our current 310 gallons per day. This is the first time Folklore has had the tools necessary to move out of our existing 100-mile radius and into the State of Alabama and later the Panhandle of Florida,” said owner/ brew Jeremy Pate. That market expansion will see their beers in the Birmingham area by fall.<br /> <br /> “It’s a big deal for us,” said Anna Claire Giles of Lazy Magnolia, Mississippi’s oldest brewery. “We will have the grand opening of our taproom on July 1. The Porch will open officially July 1 at 11 a.m. You can sample our full lineup of beers and pick out your favorites to take home.”<br /> <br /> The occasion will be celebrated with food trucks and live music. Some 24 beers are expected to be on tap. In addition, there will be Honey Wine and other special small-batch creations available only at the brewery. Giles said The Porch will be pet, kid and family friendly” with craft sodas available for non-drinkers.<br /> <br /> Natchez Brewing now has all of its beers available in 12-oz bottles. They include Bluff City Blonde, Alt-ered State Alt, Old Capital New England IPA, and Southern Grace Berliner Weisse. New releases coming soon are Uncle Neville the Devil Red IPA, Old Rowdy Rooster Double IPA, and Cronyism Sour which is aged on blackberries.<br /> <br /> Slow Boat Brewing has just released a year-round Gose titled IV. They have started a monthly single batch program called “45 RPM Series.” Releases so far include Houseboat in Heaven (peach farmhouse ale), Cherry of a Madman (sour stout fermented on cherries), California Dreaming (pineapple Berliner), and Berry of a Madman(sour stout fermented on raspberries). Coming soon will be Blue Canoe (blueberry Berliner)<br /> <br /> “We are also starting a barrel aging program call the ‘78 RPM series’ with releases scheduled for later in the year,” said co-owner Kenny Paul Mann.<br /> <br /> Biloxi Brewing has Pelican Pier coming out late May/early June as its summer seasonal. Brewer Mark Cowley said it is a Gose-style ale brewed with coriander and blood oranges. It runs 5.1% abv.<br /> <br /> “We will have a couple “brewery only” releases coming out in July for our TapRoom Grand Opening, but not sure exactly what they are yet,” he said.<br />

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