In this edition: Great Divide, BrewDog, The Lost Abbey, Weyerbacher, Oakshire and Yazoo Brewing.
…From Great Divide Brewing‘s newsletter this week, “Oak Aged Yeti and our 4 time GABF award-winning Hibernation Ale are both currently on shelves. January 2011 will see the release of Belgica and Espresso Oak Aged Yeti.”
…The Lost Abbey reveals the T.E.A.‘s that are being tasted tonight. The winner will become a special release in 2011.
…From The Beeryard, “Weyerbacher Brewing Co. will add Verboten Belgian-style Pale Ale to its year-round offerings in November. The official Nov. 12 release date will be marked by a special event at the Easton brewery at which 2010 Riserva American Wild Ale will also be released and the latest release in Weyerbacher’s ongoing Brewer’s Select one-off series, November, will make its debut. this one is a 7.8% Imperial Brown Ale which is infused with a dark roast gourmet blend from a local coffee roaster. Tiny Belgian Strong Ale, which is brewed on an occasional basis, will be available that evening as well. The event will run from 5-7pm. The beers will also be available at the brewery the following day from Noon to 3pm.”
…From the Oakshire Brewing blog, “On Monday November 1st, we will roll out the next in our Single Batch Series of beers and the 2nd lager we have produced at Oakshire. Novemberfest is a marzen-style lager. With an Orange hue and a biscuity malt body, this lager is hearty, yet smooth. And at 5.8% abv, it is very accessible. You’ll need to be quick, though, our last Single Batch beer, Three Hearted, blew out of the brewery in a mere 8 days. Ring in the election week and get ready for the Holidays with a pint of Novemberfest Lager. As always, Single Batch Beers are draft only, available at the brewery during Dock Sale Hours and also available at select draft establishments who make a habit of rotating rare beer through some or all of their handles.”
…From Yazoo Brewing‘s blog, “If you have been by the brewery the past few months, you may have seen some small 5 gallon wooden casks by the taproom window. They came from our friends at Corsair Artisan Distillery, at our old address of 1200 Clinton. The casks held an experimental bourbon, but we filled them with Sue from the fermenter back in August. Now, distillers use five gallon barrels for experimenting in, because the spirit ages faster in the smaller barrels, and you can see what it’s going to taste like in a shorter time. Well, the same goes for beer in smaller barrels – this beer is full of vanilla and oaky bourbon flavors after just three months, but nicely balanced with a sticky sweet and roasted beer. We will be doing more – but, if you would like to try one of the very few kegs we got out of this experiment, come down to the Nashville Flying Saucer this Wednesday night for a pint night featuring our Barrel-Aged Sue! We’ll get started about 7 PM.”