Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 16, 2014May 16, 2014
•Chicago craft brewer Goose Island has re-released Madame Rose, a limited edition Belgian-style sour ale. Named for Belgium’s first female brewmaster, Rose Blancquaert-Merckx, Madame Rose is fermented with wild yeast and aged in Cabernet barrels with Michigan cherries for around 18 months, resulting in sour cherry, spice and wood flavor notes. The 6.7%-abv ale is currently available in limited quantities nationwide, both in 765-ml. bottles and on draft. Goose Island, which does around 350,000 barrels in the U.S., is owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev.
•Mother’s Brewing Company, based in Springfield, Missouri, is bringing back Doozy, a 9.0%-abv double IPA that will be available beginning next week. First introduced last year, Doozy will be available this year while supply lasts. Medium-bodied Doozy is brewed with Citra hops for bitterness and has a slight malt sweetness, the company says. It will be available in four-packs and on draft initially in Springfield before reaching Mother’s other markets in Missouri, northwest Arkansas and Kansas City, Kansas.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.