Starting off the round-up of speedy slinging tins are the hoppy, the opaque, and the murky. Hopefully things don’t get ugly, but here's the list of Brooklyn, NY's OTHER HALF tins arriving end of this week 🙌.
Cream Get The Honey 6% honey NEIPA
Double Dry Hopped Dream In Green 6.2% 1/2 oat NEIPA
Thank You For Juicing! 8.3% NEDIPA
Tremendous Cream 10% NETIPA
Double Dry Hopped All Green Everything 10.5% NETIPA
Triple Motueka Daydream 10.5% oatcream NETIPA
Take a beer retailers word, if Triple Motueka Daydream is anything like Triple Citra Daydream of a couple months ago - this might just be your hoppy beer of the year!
Polly’s are the next in line to try out Yakima Chief’s HBC 630 in their 5.5% single hop DDH pale ale, EXP 630. Definitely a promising concept for feeling out the distinct raspberry aroma profile in a familiar juicy package. They’ve also released Smooth Groove 6.1% NEIPA offering a slightly more bitter take on haze from a solid Amarillo whirlpool.
After getting in some Glasshouse a fortnight ago, we’re ready for the next wave. Supposed To Be So Easy 3.2% table pale ale, NZ 5.4% New Zealand pale ale, Sakura 6.3% NEIPA, & a new version of Deep Seeded 09/21 6% fruited pale. All hitting the fridges at the end of this week.
With some anticipation, Duration Brewing are throwing their hat into the Oktoberfest ring with Harvest Bier 5.5% märzen - and whilst we’re on the lagers, their Cuttin’ Grass 4.5% Italian pilsner is back and might be the perfect way to enjoy the last of this year’s afternoon sun.
A trio of Villages Brewery tins are making their way in too; the first to mention being the obligatory time of year festbier, Party Zeit5.8% strong traditional German style lager, Smoky 5.2% smoked schwarzbier, & Snorkel 6.5% single hop Cashmere NEIPA with tweaked method.
Pastore Brewing & Blending have also released a sour in collaboration with Neon Raptor Brewing Co and it sounds typically ridiculous. Colazione Abbondante is a 7% breakfast pastry sour that has thrown all the ingredients of a good muesli into the mash, topped off with oat milk and then conditioned on a load of berry fruit.
And of course, on a week when we’re getting a breakfast sour, a second was bound to come along - from Brick Brewery in this case; In Nonsense Is Strength, clocking in at 4% with a liberal use of granola ingredients, tayberry, honeyberry & cinnamon.
Giesinger Bräu Untergiesinger Erhellung 5.3% unfined helles lager is one of a few new German bottles arriving this week alongside original Kuchlbauer Weisse 5.2% hefeweizen (a name that might be familiar to anyone who has tried the visually striking Turmweisse) and some more restocks of Austria's Steigl towards the end of the week.
We are otherwise re-stocking some favourites. St GeorgenBräuPilsner 4.9% German pils is coming back in to quench thirsts for anybody who likes it hoppy and crisp, Leikheim Steinbier covers almost the opposite preferences with the breadiest bottom fermented beer imaginable, and nearly everyone has heard of Ayinger 5.8% dunkelweizen Urweisse and it nearly always sells out in a flash!
Cloudwater are keeping the pub cocktail series rolling with Going Further a 7% blend of port barrel aged helles bock and an Oliver’s cider fermented in a bourbon barrel for half a year, with some lemon juice added to the mix for a little extra zing.
New Æblerov bottles are also incoming again - and frankly as fascinatingly niche as ever! Hyper Cider 6.2% is another cider beer blend but the recipe happens to include a maceration on Rondo grapes & lilac flowers whilst the saison is a truly mixed-ferm, having been brewed in the cidery. Warm’Up 2020 6.4% is also a hybrid that takes the route of conditioning on grapes, Danish Regent specifically, and is using sour beer from collaborator To Øl Natur for purposes of blending. Tutti Frutti 2020 6% is, by comparison, a straight forward cider made largely on Rød Aroma apples but with additions of pears, quince, lots of berry fruits, grapes and elderflower. I Hækken 40% is clearly no longer a cider and is part of the rare distillations Æblerov dabble in - in this case however, the spirit was distilled from a cider and then blended with a BA cider and fresh juices to suppress an initially frightening alcohol content. Keep an eye out for these arriving Thursday 23rd.
There's new bits in the natty wines selection too. A Los Vinateros Bravos with a couple of reds made from grapes harvested from mountainous volcanic Chilean soil, Hombre En Llamas Carignan 2019 & Las Curvas Cinsault 2019.
We’ve also a couple of new orange wines, one from Austrian winemakers Martin & Anna Arndorfer - Schlehe Amber Wine 2020made with a blend of Gruner Veltliner & Neuburger grapes that produce a stone fruity, lightly peppery, easy drinker; Judith Beck’s Traminer 2020 on the other hand offers something a little lighter, floral, and still tannic but less so.