Do you ever find yourself getting bored with your go-to booze? When you’ve grown tired of that mundane drink order, we’ll be here to walk you through what’s new and noteworthy this week:
Boatload IPA Sampler: Come November, keep one eye on the the sails and one eye on the shelves. Heavy Seas Beer will release a brand new beer sampler, the Boatload IPA Sampler. The 12-pack collection of four varying India Pale Ales features Heavy Seas’ most popular brew, Loose Cannon IPA, as well as its most recent release, CrossBones Session IPA.
MONKEY 47 Gin: The German gin brand is adding the rare spignel plant to its 47-strong botanical list for the 2015 Distiller’s Cut. Growing in the Black Forest of Germany, the spingel plant grows wild in a 300-year-old botanical farm. It is a strongly scented perennial herb with aromatic leaves and white flowers. Don’t miss your chance–only 4,000 bottles of the refreshing and tangy gin will become available through the brand’s 50 global markets.
Hard Frescos: Now available in Southern California Whole Foods, Hard Frescos is a refreshingly natural and Mexican inspired alcoholic soda. With four flavors, CitricoÒ, Cola BuenoaÒ, Juicy JamaicaÒ, and Tangy TamarindoÒ, Hard Frescos mimics the beloved fresh pressed juices that are part of Mexico’s street food culture. The hard soda is also gluten-free and contains no preservatives, sulfites, artificial colors or sweeteners. The single serve 16oz cans will soon expand distribution to Northern California, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Arizona.
21st Amendment Brewery: Co-founders Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan debut a brand new brew, El Sully, in the 21st Amendment Brewery’s first ever seasonal pack. The Mexican-style lager, named after brewmaster O’Sullvian’s alter ego, is brewed with Pilsner and Vienna malts and Mexican lager yeast. The combo makes for a bright, refreshing flavor enjoyable with a plate of tacos or other spicy Mexican cuisine. This special brew is only available in the variety pack so you’ll have to try the brewery’s fall winter spiced ale, Fireside Chat, dark IPA, Back in Black, and O’Sullivan’s choice, Brew Free! Or Die IPA while you’re at it. Oh, well.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tequila: Corazon Tequila is working with the Mexican distillerly Casa San Matias to release two bourbon barrel-aged tequila expressions. Using some of Buffalo Trace’s finest barrels, Corazon has released 10.5 month aged Buffalo Trace Reposado. The time aged in these barrels have proven well worth it as the tequila hold hints of a subtle vanilla undercurrent. In addition the distillery has produced Old Rip Van Winkle Anejo– aged for almost two years– to create a tequila marked with hints of wood and a pleasing pale brown hue.
Whisky Cocktails: Studebaker has announced its premium new product line of bottled whisky cocktails featuring Studebaker Old Fashioned and Studebaker Manhattan. Inspired by the Prohibition classics, Studebaker uses onlythe finest Canadian Whisky. The rich taste of Canadian Whisky was enjoyed by thirsty Americans during the 1920s in speakeasies across country after being legally distilled north of the border. Whisky boomed then, and it’s booming now. Enjoy the extraordinary taste of history in a Studebaker cocktail with the added bonus of pre-made convenience.