Off Color has announced the offical release day of their collaboration with Miller High Life, Eeek! The release will take place on October 15th at 11am at Off Color’s bottle shop.
Eeek! is an American Wild Ale brewed using the following process. Off Color blended all of their wild acidic and funky mixed cultures together with their house lactobacillus and set them loose on base Miler High Life wort. After a month of unregulated primary fermentation, they lagered Eeek! for an additional three weeks before bottling conditioning the beer with Champagne yeast. If that doesn’t sound like something you want to drink, you’re crazy!
Yesterday, Goose Island officially released this line-up for Bourbon County Brand Stout variants dropping on Black Friday. They also discussed the process they will go through to avoid the disappointing infections that plagued last years batch. This year’s beers will be flash pasteurized to eliminate infection.
The line-up will only be four beers, and will not include some of the rumored beers and we had previously shared labels of. The head brewer did not think Maple Rye Stout was ready for bottles this year. In addition there will not be two different variants of Prop as previously rumored, one in Scotch barrels and one in bourbon barrels. Disappointing, but we will still be getting four, hopefully quality, bourbon barrel-aged beers. Here is the final line-up:
* 2016 Bourbon County Stout — Aged in bourbon barrels.
* 2016 Bourbon County Stout Coffee — Brewed with Intelligentsia Flecha Roja coffee sourced from Coast Rica.
* 2016 Bourbon County Barleywine — Aged in first-use bourbon barrels.
* 2016 Bourbon County Stout Proprietor’s — Brewed with chipotle peppers and cocoa nibs before being aged in bourbon barrels that previously stored maple syrup. Chicago exclusive.
Pipeworks will begin distro on Monday, October 3rd of their Grand Guignol Act 2. This beer first made its appearance in the Spring of 2015. Grand Guignol Act 2 is a 11% ABV Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with blueberries and Dark Matter Coffee.
The brewery will also be releasing their new Red Ale with Blood Orange, Sangremancer, on Monday. #Pipeworks
The Sour Note released The Sour Peach today. This is a draft only sour rye saison that was barrel fermented with Brett for 9 months, and then with 300lbs of Georgia peaches for a month. This is currently available on draft at the 18th Street Brewery‘s Hammond location. #TheSourNoteBrew
Middle Brow has bottled Show Me Love and Curriculum Vitae. These are both Barrel-Aged version of the breweries Farmhouse Ale, Robyn. For Show Me Love, they took Robyn put it in Wine Barrels and then added Brett and Raspberries. For Curriculum Vitae, they did the same, but added blueberries instead of raspberries. Details on the official release date and event to follow. #MiddleBrow
Goose Island released the latest installment in their Fulton & Wood series this week, 1516. This is a malt-forward, smoked Bavarian Kellerbier. It was brewed to honor the 500th anniversary of the Germany Beer Purity Law, Reinheitsgebot. #GooseIsland
Left Hand Brewing released an early look at a new Nitro beer coming in Late Fall yesterday for National Coffee Day. Bittersweet Nitro will take their Imperial Coffee Milk Stout and add that silky, creamy, nitro element. #LeftHand #BittersweetNitro #PourHard
Lake Effect Brewing is bottling the next installment in their Inland Seas Series, Lake Superior, next week. This is a 10% ABV American Style Barley Wine that has been barrel-aged in a blend of Bourbon and Red Wine barrels. #LakeEffect
Solemn Oath announced today that they bringing back their 2012 FoBAB Bronze medal winner Radth. This beer has never been bottled before, and will be the 4th quarter release as part of The Old Order membership program. These bombers will be available to members on October 15th and available in limited quantities to non-members on 10/22. Radth is 7% Belgian Pale Ale aged on cherries in Chardonnay Barrels. #Radth #TheOldOrder
Plainfield’s Werk Force Brewing announced today move into a larger, 10k square foot, space to increase production, expand their sour/wild program, and open a much larger taproom. The brewery is currently co-located with Chicago Brew Werks. You can read the breweries full post here.