Abu Nawas drops this week: Off Color, Blackberry Farm, Evil Twin, and Nightmare Brewing

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Great list of brews coming from Abu Nawas this week. Check with your local beer rep/store to see if you get any of these goodies. Here we go:

BLACKBERRY FARM

  • Blackberry Farm Classic Saison 6/4/12oz CAN – Belgian-style Saison features European noble-type hops, authentic Belgian Saison yeast, and the finest European two-row malt. 6.3% ABV.
  • Blackberry Farm Fenceline 6/4/12oz CAN -Belgian-style ale brewed with generous portions of wheat malt for a creamy mouthfeel and hazy straw color. Generous additions of Huell Melon hops lend notes of melon and strawberry, along with a balanced bitterness. 5.9% ABV.
  • Blackberry Farm Boundary Tree 6/4/12oz CAN – This hop-forward Belgian-style ale features notes of citrus fruit that complement its bready malt undertones. A soft bitterness, reminiscent of orange marmalade, balances delicate spice notes that result from a warm fermentation. 6.5% ABV.

NIGHTMARE BREWING

  • Nightmare Brewing Flayed 16oz CAN – Imperial Oat IPA with Azacca, Zythos, Galaxy and Pacifica. 9.6% ABV.
  • Nightmare Brewing Blowing From A Gun 16oz CAN – Quadruple Dry Hopped DIPA brewed with Indian Cane Sugar and hopped with Cashmere, El Dorado, Calypso, Mosaic, & Huell Melon. 10.5% ABV.
  • Nightmare Brewing Colombian Necktie 6/4/16oz CAN – Gose Soured on Colombian Mangoes, with Lulo, Soursop, and Colombian Lime zest. 7.2% ABV.

EVIL TWIN

  • Evil Twin That’s the Kind of IPA That Makes You Wish You Spoke A Little French 16oz CAN –  Double Dry-Hopped Triple IPA Hopped with Galaxy & Motueka. 11% ABV.
  • Evil Twin I Don’t Know How to Put This but This IPA Is Kind of a Big Deal 16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Raw Wildflower Honey. 10% ABV
  • Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail 12oz CAN – Triple IPA. This beer will knock your tongue off – it’s a tour de force in hoppiness and by far one of the craziest beer ever made by Evil Twin Brewing. 13% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Molotov Lite 16oz CAN – Lite version of a Triple IPA is a Double IPA @only 8.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Molotov Surprise 12oz CAN – Everything you love about Molotov Cocktail, but now with a SURPRISE!  12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Even More Jesus 16oz CAN – Jeppe Legendary Imperial Stout. 12% ABV.

OFF COLOR

  • Off Color Yuzu Fierce 24/12oz Bottle – Berliner Weiss Ale brewed with Yuzu. 3.8% ABV
  • Off Color Spots 24/12oz Bottle – Tropical Fruit Berliner Weisse. 3.8% ABV
  • Off Color DinoS’more 24/12oz Bottle – Imperial stout brewed w/ graham flour, marshmallow, molasses, cocoa nibs & vanilla bean. 10.5 ABV.
  • Off Color Eeek 12/750ml Bottle – “Champagne of Wild Ales.” A collaboration with Miller High Life. Bottle Conditioned Wild Ale with Champagne Yeats. 5.5% ABV. ***Thanksgiving Perfection***
  • Off Color Apex Predator 16oz CAN – The Saison you should be Drinking! Now in a CAN! 6.5% ABV.

Abu Nawas drops this week! Stillwater, Off Color, Decadent, FOC, + Freethought!

TONS of brews coming from Abu Nawas this week, and as always, some delicious things to wet your whistle!

STILLWATER

  • Stillwater Artisanal General Gose 16oz CAN – Sour amber wheat ale brewed with orange peel powder, Thai chili powder, sea salt, and MSG seasoning. 4.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater Action Bronson 7000 16oz – Dry-Hopped Sour Ale brewed with Muscat Grapes. 4.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater Cellar Door 12oz CAN – Twist on Belgian witbier with a touch of sage. Perfect on a hot day! Surprising and delicious. 6.6% ABV.💗💗💗
  • Stillwater Artisanal Ales Extra Dry 16oz CAN – A Saison brewed with sake rice and dry-hopped with Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Sterling. 4.2% ABV.
Stillwater Draft:
  • Stillwater Artisanal Duck Sauce  – Double India pale ale brewed with apricot, plum, pineapple, ginger, and candy syrup. 9% ABV.
  • Stillwater Cellar Door  – Twist on Belgian witbier with a touch of sage. Perfect on a hot day! Surprising and delicious. 6.6% ABV.
  • Stillwater Artisanal Ales Extra Dry  – A Saison brewed with sake rice and dry-hopped with Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Sterling. 4.2% ABV.
  • Stillwater Super Hop Delicious Neo-tropic India Pale Ale. 6% ABV.

 

OFF COLOR

  • Off Color Yuzu Fierce 12oz – Berliner Weiss Ale brewed with Yuzu. 3.8% ABV.
  • Off Color Apex Predator 12oz – Off Colors Legendary Saison! 6.5% ABV.
  • Off Color Spots 12oz – Tropical Fruit Berliner Weisse. 3.8% ABV.
  • Off Color Troublesome 12oz – Gose. Slightly tart wheat beer with coriander. 4.5% ABV
  • Off Color DinoS’more 12oz – Imperial stout brewed w/ graham flour, marshmallow, molasses, cocoa nibs & vanilla bean. 10.5 ABV.
  • Off Color Eeek 750ml. “Champagne of Wild Ales.” A collaboration with Miller High Life.. Bottle Conditioned Wild Ale with Champagne Yeats. 5.5% ABV. ***Special Release***
Off Color Draft:
  • Off Color Scurry  Brown Ale brewed with oats molasses and honey. 5.3% ABV.
  • Off Color Spots  – Tropical Fruit Berliner Weisse. 3.8% ABV.
  • Off Color Dino’smores  – Imperial stout brewed w/ graham flour, marshmallow, molasses, cocoa nibs & vanilla bean. 10.5 ABV.

 

DECADENT

  • Decadent Ales Raspberry French Toast 16oz CAN – Double India Pale with raspberry, maple syrup, and cinnamon added. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Bacon French Toast 16oz Can – IPA with Maple Syrup, Carmelized Sugar and Loads of Bacon. 8.4% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Strawberry French Toast 16oz CAN- DIPA with Vermont Maple Syrup, sugar burned and caramelized stove top, juicy strawberries, and a touch of cinnamon. Notes of dough and pancake batter round out the finish. Good for breakfast. Great for dessert. 8.6% ABV
  • Decadent Ales Blackberry Cream Pop 16oz CAN – Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Blackberries & Vanilla 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Citrus Citra 16oz CAN – Triple Dry-Hopped All-Citra IPA brewed with Coconut & Citrus Fruit. 10.8% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Almond Macaroon 16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped All-Mosaic IPA brewed with Coconut & Almond. 8.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Elderflower Mochi 16oz CAN – Mochi-Inspired Double Dry Hopped DIPA brewed with Elderflowers. 8.6% ABV.
Decadent Draft:
  • Decadent Ales Raspberry French Toast  – Double India Pale with raspberry, maple syrup and cinnamon added. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Blackberry Cream Pop  – Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Blackberries & Vanilla 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Almond Macaroon . Double Dry-Hopped All-Mosaic IPA brewed with Coconut & Almond. 8.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Elderflower Mochi  – Mochi-Inspired Double Dry Hopped DIPA brewed with Elderflowers. 8.6% ABV.

 

FAT ORANGE CAT

  • Fat Orange Cat Remember What The Doormouse Said 16oz CAN – NE-Style IPA hopped with Eureka & Citra. 7% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat Corporation T-Shirt 16oz CAN –  NE-Style IPA hopped EKUANOT, CITRA AND EL DORADO hops. This hop combination creates smooth vanilla, orange and lemon/lime flavors. 8% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC I Don’t Like Mondays 24/16oz Can 4 Pack – NE-Style IPA hopped with Mosaic & Simcoe. 7.5% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Remove The Beer From The Bottom Of The Ocean 24/16oz Can 4 Pack. Eureka & Mosaic NE-Style IPA. 7.5% ABV
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Sweet Jane Key Lime 24/16oz Can 4 Pack – Key Lime & Lactose Milkshake IPA. 7.9% ABV

Fat Orange Cat Draft:

  • Fat Orange Cat Corporation T-Shirt  – NE-Style IPA hopped EKUANOT, CITRA AND EL DORADO hops. This hop combination creates smooth vanilla, orange and lemon/lime flavors. 8% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat All Cats Are Grey in the Dark  White Stout – A light colored stout with a hint of coffee and strong notes of both chocolate and vanilla. 7.2% ABV.

 


FREETHOUGHT

  • FREETHOUGHT Shibumi 16oz CAN – Shibumi is an experimental cuvée ale. Blended IPA  with golden sour base. Added Cherry, Organic Miso, Chamomile, and Cryo Hops. 5.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Phosphorescent 16oz CAN – All-Galaxy, Uber-Hopped New England Pale Ale. 5.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Madcap 16oz CAN – Sour Ale with Lapsang Souchong (a smoked tea), cocoa and Tamarind. 6% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Principia 16oz Can 4 Pack. Sour Ale brewed with Fennel Pollen, Meyer Lemon, Honey, & Milk Sugar. 6% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Sapere Aude 16oz Can – Double IPA hopped with Citra, Whole Cone Citra, & Citra Lulupin Powder. 8.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Superposition 16oz CAN – unfiltered dipa brewed with flaked oats, malted + unmalted wheat fermented with conan, double dry hopped with idaho 7 saturn peach, tangerine, creamsicle, guava, charentais melon + candied ginger. 7% ABV.
Freethought Draft:
  • FREETHOUGHT Shibumi –  Shibumi is an experimental cuvée ale. Blended IPA  with golden sour base. Added Cherry, Organic Miso, Chamomile, and Cryo Hops. 5.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Phosphorescent  –  All-Galaxy, Uber-Hopped New England Pale Ale. 5.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Superposition -unfiltered dipa brewed with flaked oats, malted + unmalted wheat fermented with conan, double dry hopped with idaho 7 saturn peach, tangerine, creamsicle, guava, charentais melon + candied ginger. 7% ABV.

New to Shelves this Week: Off Color, Stone RIS, Peace Tree

off colorSome brews and breweries hitting shelves and tap lines this week have quite a few people excited. I was lucky enough to be at the Sanctuary in downtown Iowa City last Tuesday and got to try Off Color Brewings Dino’smores! An imperial stout that really gives you the marshmallow/graham cracker/chocolate that I was hoping to taste.  Really, really enjoyed it. It would be the perfect accompaniment to a nice fall evening! I know Off Color has Dino’smores on certain taplines (Reds Alehouse,Sanctuary) but I’m not sure who else has it. Scurry and Troublesome from Off Color are available as well but I can’t tell you exactly who has them, I would contact your liquor store. Here’s more on those 3 Off Color beers, if you see more from them or know who else has their bottles/taps, drop me a line. Thanks!

Off Color Dino’smores: 
Ratebeer: 94/100
Beeradvocate: 91/100
Style: Imperial Stout
From the brewery:
Imperial Marshmallow Stout brewed with graham crackers, cocoa nibs, & vanilla beans

Off Color Scurry:
Ratebeer: 84/100
Beeradvocate: 84/100
Style: Altbier
From the brewery:
Honey beer with molasses and oats 
Don’t let the color scare you. This surprisingly dry beer retains all the aroma and nuance of honey (from bees) and molasses (not from bees) creating the perception of sweetness through cool, controlled fermentation. Because we’re sweet enough dammit. 

Off Color Troublesome:
Ratebeer: 87/100
Beeradvocate: 87/100
Style: Gose
From the brewery:
Most brewers spend a lot of time and effort keeping lactobacillus out of their breweries; it was the first thing we brought in (it still has to stay in the corner though). We blend together two different beers to make Troublesome. The first is a somewhat uninteresting wheat beer and the second is an overly acidic & funky beer fermented solely with lactobacillus. We blend the two beers together with coriander and salt at the tail end of fermentation to create a mild, lemony tartness and a fuller sensation of mouthfeel. And yes, it’s hard to make.

no coastAlso coming this week is Stone Russian Imperial Stout and Peace Tree No Coast. I haven’t had either of these beers yet so I’m really excited to give them a try. The Stone RIS and Peace Tree beers should be available for purchase tomorrow, not sure on when/if we will see them on tap. Here’s more on these two beers.


Stone Russian Imperial Stout:

Ratebeer: 100/100
Beeradvocate: 97/100
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
From the brewery:
“There’s no question that Stone Imperial Stout is revered among enthusiasts,” states Stone CEO Greg Koch. “I know, because I’m one of ’em and I can hardly wait for it to come out each year!” Some may think that a late Spring release for a special brew of this sort is an odd time for it to come out onto the market. Koch justifies this with the rationalization “What better than a warm time of year to come out with a brew that tastes great as it warms up!” That’s because “ice cold” is certainly not the appropriate way to serve the beer. Nearly without exception, the darker, richer and more alcoholic a brew is, the warmer the serving temperature should be. The Stone Imperial Stout label describes the brew as being “intensely aromatic (notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and alcohol) and heavy on the palate…expect this mysterious brew to pour like used motor oil and taste even heavier! Serve at 55 degrees.”