World Class Beverages Indiana

June 16, 2010

Craft and Specialty Beer Update: June 16, 2010

Filed under: New Product Releases and Placements — Bob Mack @ 4:43 pm
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Each week we try to give you the low down on what’s happening with our craft and specialty brands in the state of Indiana. We highlight new products, expected shipments and arrival dates for each brewery and importer in our portfolio.

US Craft Brands –

Abita (Louisiana): Satsuma Wit is in stock now. Also, a special pilsner called S.O.S (Save Our Shoreline) will be bottled and shipped to Indiana in August.  75 cents of each bottle of S.O.S. will benefit recovery efforts of the Louisiana coastline. From Abita: “This unfiltered Weizen Pils is made with Pilsner and Wheat malts.  It is hopped and dry hopped with Sterling and German Perle hops.  It has a brilliant gold color, sweet malts flavor, and a pleasant bitterness and aroma.   It is 7% ABV and has 35 IBU.”

Atwater (Michigan): Atwater’s newest beer, Atwater Pale Ale, is now available.

Avery (Colorado): Avery’s newest anniversary beer, 17, is in now. It is a black lager.Avery Brewing will be phasing out 14er ESB and Redpoint Amber.

Barley Island (Indiana): The Barfly IPA recipe has been slightly tweaked to increase the American hop flavor.

Bell’s (Michigan): Bell’s Poolside will be available in 1/2 bbl kegs beginning in July. Bell’s Oarsman will be available year ’round in bottles beginning in August.

Boulevard (Missouri): Dark Truth Stout, Single Wide IPA and Zon are now available in bottles.Boulevard Sampler packs will soon start to contain Boulevard Amber. Amber replaces Lunar in the Sampler Pack. For the time being, Amber will only be available in the Sampler.

Brooklyn (New York): A limited amount of Sorachi Ace bottles are currently at liquor stores.

Brugge (Indiana): Brugge beers will be largely available only from the Brasserie for the remainder of the summer and into the fall. Brugge is looking for options to open a brewery in the Indianapolis area that will eventually allow them to continue putting bottles and kegs into more general distribution.

Dogfish Head (Delaware): We hope to have 120 Minute IPA, Sah’tea, Chateau Jiahu and Theobroma in mid to late July. This order is not yet confirmed by Dogfish Head.

Flying Dog (Maryland): Not enough Raging Bitch Belgian IPA to ship to Indiana – sorry!

Hair of the Dog (Oregon): There are still some cases of Adam, Fred and Ruth available!

Harpoon (Massachusetts): Leviathan Big Bohemian Pilsner is now available!

Hoppin Frog (Ohio): Turbo Shandy is coming in the next couple of weeks.

Mishawaka (Indiana): Kolsch will soon be in the newest version of the Indiana Sampler pack.

Ommegang (New York): Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale (BPA) is now available in bottles.

Rogue (Oregon): Chatoe Rogue Single Malt and Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir are now available. 7 ounce bottles of Imperial Stout, Younger’s Special Bitter and Imperial Red are now available.

Schlafly (Missouri): American IPA is now available as a specialty release.

Three Floyds (Indiana): Arctic Panzer Wolf Imperial IPA was just released in very limited quantities of 22 ounce bottles. Apocalypse Cow is expected in the next few weeks.

Specialty Imports –

Bavik (Belgium): A very small amount of Wittekerke Framboise will be coming to Indiana in several weeks.

Hite (Korea): Hite beer is now available in Indiana in both 12 ounce and 22 ounce bottles.

Lindemans (Belgium): Faro will be coming to Indiana in bottles by late June. Faro is a traditional style of un-fruited lambic beer (sour beer) that has sugar added to it to balance the sourness.

Paulaner (Germany): Paulaner will be shipping limited amounts of Paulaner Wiesn beer to Indiana later this summer. It will come in 1 liter cans packaged with a Paulaner mug. The Wiesn beer is the same, golden hued beer served at the Paulaner Oktoberfest tent in Munich.

Rochefort (Belgium): Some Rochefort 10 cases are now in stock.

St. Peters (England): Organic English Ale will be back in Indiana in July.

Unibroue (Canada): Unibroue is now shipping 2 different Sampler Packs. One contains high gravity beers (high alcohol). Unibroue Raftman is now available in the low gravity version of the Unibroue Sampler Pack.

Van Steenberge (Belgium): Current stock of the Van Steenberge Sampler Pack contain a DVD that talks in depth about each of the beers. The DVD is hosted by one of our favorite experts on Belgian beer, Johnny Finceion.

Wychwood (England): Fiddler’s Hearth will no longer be imported to the US beginning immediately.

Zatec (Czech Republic): Zatec Dark Lager is now available in bottles in Indiana.

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