Thin Man Brewery’s canned lineup is set to grow by two with the addition of Glow Worm Blackberry / Guava Gose and Ookla the Mok Baltic Porter, both of which will be released at the brewery on January 12 (11am). Glow Worm is a 4.4% gose brewed with guava and blackberry. It’s tart but not overly sour, yet sessionable and bursting with fruit. On the other side of the coin, Ookla the Mok Baltic Porter presents notes of crisp cocoa, chocolate and dark molasses that swirls around in this strong dark lager. Both will be released in 4-pack 16oz. cans.
42 North Brewing are set to turn East Aurora into a scene out of Old Norse mythology on January 12 (12pm) as they throw a huge Viking Party in honor of the release of their Dragonship Double IPA in cans. Dragonship is brewed with Norwegian Voss Yeast and triple dry-hopped with Azacca, El Dorado, and Zythos for huge tropical fruit flavors and aroma. Viking dress hats and costumes are encouraged at the release party, while Snout BBQ will be on hand smoking turkey legs for the occasion and the first 35 people will receive a Dragonship Viking “Saga” poster. Skol!
12 Gates Brewing are set to release their Landing Strip IPA in 16oz. cans on January 15. 4-packs will be available for sale hours after they come fresh off the canning line. And for those that completed the entire 12 Gates of Christmas this year, the brewery is offering a special case price. Landing Strip is brewed with German 2 Row, White Wheat, Carapils, Crystal 20 and Dextrose malts and Columbus, Citra and Mosaic hops. It’s then dry-hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe to create a softly bittered tropical IPA with loads of pineapple and tangerine and a touch of pine.
Four Mile Brewing to Tap New Double IPA
Four Mile Brewing are upping the hop quotient at their Olean taproom with the release of their latest hoppy creation, Allegewi Double IPA. This true West Coast-style Double IPA offers notes of passionfruit, pear, citrus, and pine. “Legends roam the mountains and banks of the Allegheny. The Allegewi stood tall, strong, and proud. One must respect the living examples of the ferocity of man and nature,” the brewery says of the new brew. Allegewi Double IPA is currently available on draft only at the brewery as of right now, but tentative plans call for it to be canned this fall.
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