Coalition Brewing Co. of Portland, Oregon released a new Cannobidoil and Hemp infused brew called Two Flowers IPA. The beer won’t get you high, but rather plays on the aromatic similarities between cannabis and hops. This beer is the beginning of what will be a series of CBD infused beers available in taprooms and retail distributors in Oregon.
Dale’s Pale Ale, the flagship beer of Oskar Blues Brewery of Longmont, Colorado, just became the most sold craft can 6-pack in the United States. Oskar Blues has had explosive growth this year, and is soon opening two neighboring restaurants in the RiNo district of Denver, Colorado: one for beer and burgers and another for coffee, donuts, beer and hand-pies.
Schlafly Beer of St. Louis, Missouri just released the first beer in what will be a series of eight IPAs. The largest, locally owned independent brewery in Missouri will release a new IPA every six weeks this year, the first of which is Black IPA, a dark and earthy brew.
This weekend, the 10th Annual Mountain True Winter Warmer Beer Festival (say that five times fast) takes place at the US Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Over 40 breweries are attending, both old and new, and including guest brewery Prairie Artisan Ales from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
After spending years working with a hop breeder in Yakima Valley, Washington, Boston Beer Company has created a new variety of hops they used to completely reformulate Samuel Adams Rebel IPA. The beer now has more tropical and citrus flavors than ever, and a lighter body to highlight the hop character.
Nine Pin Cider Works of Albany, New York is releasing a Vanilla Chai Cider as its first specialty cider of the year. Nine Pin is New York’s first farm cidery, with all apples locally sourced. The cider is aged on vanilla beans and infused with chai spices and a hint of molasses, and can be bought locally in 4 packs.