Stone Enjoy By 10-31-15 Coming to Iowa this Month

stone enjoy byThe every popular Enjoy By series will be making it’s way back to the lovely state of Iowa this month. Packaging date according to mybeerbuzz.blogspot.com looks to be September 25th and hopefully we see it very soon afterwards. It will once again be available in 22 oz bombers and 12 oz six packs. Here’s more about the Enjoy By Series:

You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers- especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs- we’ve taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We’ve not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you’re getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn’t randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the bottle, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and beer fans. Instead, we’ve sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this IPA.

Founders Harvest Ale and Schlafly Taz IPA hitting shelves soon!

harvestA couple of really good brews will be making their way back to Eastern Iowa beer shelves in the coming weeks. Founders Harvest Ale is just coming off the bottling line and should be hitting shelves soon.

Another favorite for many folks is Schlafly’s Tasmanian IPA. This beer should be hitting Eastern Iowa by next week. Here’s more on each brew:

Founders Harvest Ale
Ratebeer: 99
Beeradvocate: 95
ABV: 7.6%
This liquid dream pours a hazy golden orange straw color with a large puffy white two-finger head. First sip of this beer rewards with a super juicy hop presence bursting with fresh orange and lemon citrus then continues to introduce toasted malt undertones.

tazSchlafly Tasmanian IPA
Ratebeer: 99
Beeradvocate: 95
ABV: 7.2
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA is brewed with 100% Australian hops. The Tasmanian hop, Galaxy, is a strong, aromatic variety that is different from traditional strains of the Pacific Northwest. Our brewers developed a recipe that showcases the hop’s unique flavors of citrus and pineapple.

Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA coming in October

The following press release comes from Founders Brewing website at http://www.foundersbrewing.com:

We announced today that we’ll be releasing Dark Penance, an Imperial Black IPA, as a specialty release this October 2014 with availability through the end of the year. It’s replacing the TBA in ouravailability calendar that many of you noticed when we published it late in 2013. Dark Penance will be available throughout our distribution footprint both on draft and in 12 oz. bottles with a suggested retail price of $11.99 per 4-pack.

Founders Brewing Co. Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA

Dark Penance is the newest addition to our lineup of world class IPAs, which includes Centennial IPARed’s Rye IPADouble TroubleDevil Dancer and All Day IPA, a session IPA.

“We don’t just add beers to our lineup to have something new on the shelves,” said Dave Engbers, co-founder and vice president of brand and education at Founders Brewing Co. “OurBackstage Series is for experimentation and keeping things fresh, and we still only put those out a few times a year. Dark Penance, on the other hand, went through many recipe iterations before we were willing to put it up there with the other beers that we release again and again, year after year.”

The recipe for Dark Penance took about a year to develop, time that was mostly spent perfecting the beer’s balance and hop profile. It’s the first new beer to be added to our lineup since All Day IPA, which was released in spring 2012 following three years of development.

Dark Penance starts with a heavy malt foundation of Crystal malt for sweetness and just enough Midnight Wheat to push the color to black. The bitterness is huge (100 IBUs huge), but balanced by malt sweetness and alcohol burn. The hop flavors and aromas range from citrus to floral to pine—most everything that hops can be—thanks to a delicious blend of hand-selected Chinook and Centennial hops. The Imperial Black IPA is 8.9% ABV.

“Black IPAs are becoming more common, but Imperial Black IPAs aren’t, and imperializing things is what we do,” said Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki. “Plus, we thought this beer would fit in well with our specialty lineup alongside Imperial StoutCurmudgeon Old Ale and Double Trouble.” Dark Penance will be available as the follow up to Double Trouble in our specialty calendar, from roughly October to December, dependent on distributor shipments. It will be released in our taproom on draft and in bottles as of October 2014.