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New Beer Releases: December 20th - 26th

  • by: Maggie Mahar
  • On: 20, Dec 2019
104 min read
This is our last beer release post of 2019. (Don't worry, there will be plenty more in 2020!) We've got nothing but big, bold seasonal releases in this batch. From refreshing citrus to an aged maple stout, there's a little something for everyone here. By the way, if you'd liked to be included in our new beer releases list, please fill out this form. We'd love to feature you!  

 

  • 12/20

    Hacienda a Means to an End

    79981301_1077779979280680_2501114745298354176_ostout| 9% ABV

    Mexican Hot Chocolate Inspired Stout. 9% ABV. Selectively layered specialty malts paired with a variety of quality spices. Brewed with Pasilla peppers, Mexican vanilla beans, cacao, cinnamon, and nutmeg. No better beer to enjoy around the fire this holiday season.

    Available in 16oz cans

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  • 12/20

    Hacienda It Just Does Weird THings

    80551325_1078814729177205_8337592344098373632_oDDH IPA| 6.5% ABV

    It Just Does Weird Things is our Double Dry Hopped IPA. Brewed with a high portion of malted wheat and oats, and double dry hopped with Mosaic, Citra, and El Dorado. One of our staple hazy IPAs.

    Available in 16oz cans

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  • 12/20

    hacienda forbidden phrases 

    80645508_1079923172399694_7263845366137618432_ofoeder saison|6.8% ABV

    Forbidden Phrases is a Foeder Saison w/ Peach + Turmeric. 6.8% ABV. A blend of six-month-aged foeder saison and barrel-fermented mixed culture saison. We re-fermented the blend on peach puree for additional 6 months, before conditioning on a generous amount of turmeric root. Turmeric forward, with notes of earthy carrot, spicy ginger, cardamom, funk, candied peach, and lemongrass. A perfect food pairing beer. 

    Available in 500mL Bottles

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  • 12/20

    avery rocky mountain olson's

    p_THLX3Obarrel-aged stout| 11% ABV

    Long, long ago, on a snowy day in The Alley, our Cellar Manager John Olson dropped some malted milk balls into a stout. The result? Rocky Mountain Olsons. This creation is beloved by our brewers, and they wanted to share it with you as a holiday treat! Rocky Mountain Olsons is a stout aged in Bourbon barrels with milk chocolate malted milk balls.

    Available on draft

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  • 12/20

    westbound & Down chicago peaks kolsch

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    If a 14er had flavor, it would taste like this. Simple, clean and crisp with supporting bitterness that balances the effort with the victory. A Cologne classic German ale, brewed with our friends at Bierstadt Lagerhaus. Pleasant spicy subtle hop aroma meets dry, clean Pilsner malt character. 4.9% abv

    Available in 16oz cans

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  •  12/20

     Westbound & down Double IPA

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    double ipa | 8.76

    Flavorful is an understatement. We did not hold back on our 2019 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winning Double IPA. A ludicrous amount of Enigma, Galaxy and Mosaic hops pack big aromas of tangerine, blueberry, papaya, and other tropical fruits. Even with all of those hops you do get a nice sweet biscuit malt profile, that ends in a clean dry finish. 8.76% abv

    Available in 16oz cans

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  • 12/20  

    Westbound & Down colorado pale ale  

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    ipa | 7% ABV

    Our ode to the clear skies of the Rocky Mountains. The combination of crisp and fruit forward flavor captures Colorado’s adventurous spirit. This American IPA has a bright citrus aroma from dry hopping with Mosaic, Simcoe, Centennial, and Citra hops. They are balanced with formidable malt flavor from Maris Otter malt. 7% abv

     

    Available in 16oz cans

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  • 12/21

    big storm brewing huracan rum maple

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    rum maple stout | 11% ABV 

    We took 2019's Huracan Imperial Stout and aged it for five months in Jamaican rum barrels. Did we mention these barrels previously aged maple syrup in New England, too?

    Available in 750mL bottles



  • 12/21

    key brewing diamonds & domes

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    brut ipa | 6.7% ABV

    A bone-dry West Coast inspired IPA. Brewed with oats and flaked rice, and hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe and Centennial. Sauvignon blanc aromatics, with citrus and lemongrass.

    Available in 16oz cans

     

     
  • 12/21

    Ecliptic Orange Giant Barleywine

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    barleywine | 12.5% ABV

    Our house barleywine, Orange Giant, is an American one. American barleywines have more hop bitterness and aroma. English versions bring up a bit more caramel and malty flavors. This barleywine was brewed to celebrate the 19th anniversary of Belmont Station. Belmont Station is a star visible to the naked eye here on Earth, near the Cassiopeia and Lacerta constellations. Belmont Station also is a star in the craft beer galaxy and has been Portland’s premier beer destination since it first opened in 1997. All of this beer was laid into barrels for aging, except this one keg. This is the only un-barreled aged keg in existence! Come try this four-year-old, aged-in-keg, English-inspired Barleywine.

    Available in 500mL bottles

     

  • 12/26

    Fair state candy paint

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    sour | 6.9% ABV

    A fruited kettle sour with blackberry, nectarine and the suicide doors.

    Available in 16oz cans

     

     
  • 12/26

    fair state dry january

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    dry hopped ipa | 3.5% ABV

    Dry January is a dry-hopped IPA, measuring in at 3.5% ABV, and at 104 calories per 12 oz. serving. It’s packed with more fruity, citrus hop notes than one would expect from such a wee IPA. Maybe you have resolutions on your mind, or maybe you just want a lull from stouts.

    Available in 12oz cans

     

  • 12/23

    pipeworks forest fauna

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    imperial ipa | 7% ABV

    This bright IPA with piney, citrusy hops is treated with boughs of fresh, resinous spruce tips. If you could encapsulate a hike through an evergreen forest with your best unicorn pal into one luminous liquid, this would be it. It's a uniquely wintery beer and pairs well with those evenings when you're just sitting and staring at the tree.

    Available in 16oz cans

     

     
  • 12/23

    pipeworks brown & stirred

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    ale| 10.5% ABV

    Wouldn't describe this as a cherry beer, just as you wouldn't describe the cocktail as a cherry forward drink - but the cherries play a vital role in balance. We also steep bitter roots, such as cinchona bark, in the beer to finish it off. Just like a dash of bitters in a cocktail, the bitter roots add an aromatic counter-balance to the rye base. The twist of lemon brings it all together.

    Available in 16oz cans

     

  • 12/21

    pipeworks citra

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    Iipa | 10.5% ABV

    It's back! Our single hopped IIPA is brewed to showcase the aromatic power of the Citra hop. We pick up notes of marmalade, candied orange peel, and just a pinch of dank. This is the original recipe for this beer. Hope you dig it!

    Available in 16oz cans

     

     
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