Craft Brewing And Distilling News for September 3, 2013September 3, 2013
•Chico, California-based brewer Sierra Nevada has launched Flipside Red IPA, a new packaged seasonal. Featuring tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors, Flipside Red IPA is an early fall offering, joining Ruthless Rye, Summerfest, Tumbler and Celebration in Sierra Nevada’s seasonal stable. Concurrently, the brewer has also reintroduced its Narwhal Imperial Stout under its High Altitude series. Billed as a “malt-forward” packaged brew, Narwhal Imperial Stout is characterized by espresso, cocoa, roasted grain and light smoke notes. The returning favorite replaces Hoptimum Imperial IPA in the limited edition series.
•Newport, Rhode Island-based Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. has introduced Angels’ Envy barrel-aged beer. Only 1,300 bottles of Angels’ Envy have been produced, and it will only be available locally. Angels’ Share features English Chocolate malts mixed with North American Pale and Crystal malts for the base beer, which was then put into Thomas Tew rum barrels and aged for seven months. The debut will be the brewer’s first 22-ounce beer release, as well as the first non-Newport Storm brand of beer to be released by Coastal Extreme.
•Charlotte, North Carolina’s NoDa Brewing will roll out its core Jam Session pale ale and Hop, Drop ‘n Roll IPA in 16-ounce cans beginning later this month. The beers will initially available in stores, bars and restaurants in the Charlotte metro area, followed by a rollout in supermarket chains within the year. The two beers will also roll out in can format in the city’s Bank of America Stadium (where they already have a presence on draft) beginning in October. NoDa Brewing currently produces five year-round beers as well as a number of seasonals and the NoDable Series.