Abu Nawas drops this week: FreeThought, Fat Orange Cat, Omnipollo, Jester King, + Introducing Garden Path Fermentation!

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I’m a little late to the party this week but we have some great brews coming from Abu Nawas and also a new brewery hitting our shelves….Garden Path Fermentation!

FreeThought

  • Free Thought Levitate 16oz CAN – Sour Ale with Pineapple, Tumeric, Lemongrass and Makrut Lime. Pours bright ocher. Opens with earthy aromas of turmeric countered by tropical fruit and citrus tones. Lively and delicately tart with notes of makrut lime, yellow curry and fruit loops. Finishes clean, dry and crisp. 5% ABV.
  • Free Thought Lucid 16oz CAN – Unfiltered IPA double dry-hopped with Amarillo flowers, pellets and lupulin powder. 6% ABV.
  • Free Thought Shibumi6/4/16oz CAN – IPA Cuvée with Cherry, Miso + Chamomile 5.5% ABV.🍒🍒***We had to get more of this cool beer! So Cool****
  • Free Thought Museum Dose 6/4/16oz CAN – Museum Dose is a botanical sour ale with strawberries, sarsaparilla + birch. It’s a celebration of Spring, an homage to nineteenth-century soda fountains + a total trip. 6% ABV. 🥤⛲
  • FREETHOUGHT Madcap 16oz Can – Madcap is a smoky sour ale inspired by campfires, s’mores + hot cocoa with the flavor profile of a mezcal sour cocktail. Brewed with raw wheat, flaked + malted oats, lapsang souchong, cocoa + tamarind. Hopped with noble hops + dry-hopped with simcoe lupulin powder. 6% ABV. 💖💖💖

Fat Orange Cat

  • Fat Orange Cat FOC All Cats Are Grey in the Dark 16oz CAN – White Stout – A light colored stout with a hint of coffee and strong notes of both chocolate and vanilla. 7.2% WE❤️This 🍺 & 🐈
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Blood Orange Billy 16oz CAN – Blood Orange NE-IPA. 6.66% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Someone In My Head 16oz CAN – Double Dry Hopped New England style DIPA with Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, & Apollo. 8.8% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Remember What The Doormouse Said 16oz CAN – NE-Style IPA hopped with Eureka & Citra. 7% ABV.

Omnipollo

  • Omnipollo Gematria 16oz CAN – Nelson, Citra, Mosaic. Nuff said. 7.3% ABV.
  • Peanut Butter Jelly Lassi Gose ale brewed with peanut butter, lactose sugar, and strawberry raspberry jam. 6% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Andreas Oat 16oz CAN – Delicious New England Style Oat IPA 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Bianca Blueberry Maple Pancake Lassi Gose 24/16oz CAN – Blueberry maple pancake lassi Gose ale brewed with blueberries, lactose sugar & maple syrup. 6% ABV. 🍁 🥞
  • Omnipollo Devin the Dude 24/12oz (4-pack)- Beautifully made German-style pilsner. 5.2% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Omnipollo Hypnopompa 6/4/16oz CAN – 👀💣tall boy OMNIPOLLO®️ HYPNOPOMPA®️ MARSHMALLOW ☁️VANILLA COFFEE ☕️ IMPERIAL STOUT 11% ABV. It•was•all•a•dream.
  • Omnipollo Agamemnon16oz CAN – OmniPollo’s beloved, original Maple Syrup Imperial Stout is back and better than ever in 16oz cans. 12.5% ABV.

Jester King

  • Jester King Foudreweizen 12/750 ml Bottle – Farmhouse wheat beer fermented in an oak foudre. Collaboration with Austin Famed Live Oak Brewing Company. 5.6% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Jester King Mad Meg 12/750 ml Bottle – Provision Ale, Golden Farmhouse Ales. A special beer that is suitable for extended storage and aging. 9% ABV. The name “Mad Meg”, refers to a peasant woman from Flemish folklore who leads an army of women to pillage hell. She’s famously depicted in Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s 1562 painting by the same name.💗💗💗
  • Jester King Mr. Mingo 12/750ml – A farmhouse ale with roselle hibiscus. The inspiration was to make a simple beer with a subtle adjunct. 5.9% ABV. 🌺🌺🌺
  • Jester King Part & Parcel 12/750ml – A new American Farmhouse Ale brewed with 100% Texas grown and malted barley. 5.5% ABV. A true sense of Terroir!
  • Jester King Grim Harvest 12/750 ml – Farmhouse ale refermented with “spent” blackberries from Nocturnum Chrysalis. 5.8% ABV.

GARDEN PATH FERMENTATION

Our talented friends Amber Watts and Ron Extract left their positions at Austin’s Jester King Brewery to open their own venture, Garden Path Fermentation, in Washington’s Skagit Valley.
Garden Path Fermentation makes beer, mead, wine, and cider from hyper-locally sourced ingredients and 100% native Skagit Valley yeast. Fermentation takes place in open-top foudres and oak barrels, and each batch is custom blended to taste, with an emphasis on subtlety, balance, and nuance. Each edition of their products is a unique take on a similar theme; no two batches will ever be the same.

A garden path is a beautiful way to get someplace you may not have expected to go. Their products, the result of blending, aging, and curation, may take you to beautiful places you may not have expected to go but we hope you’ll enjoy.
All of their beers are naturally conditioned with blackberry honey from The Valley’s Buzz.
We have been asking them for some beer and they finally have some to send us. We are doing this as a pre-order as we don’t know when we can their wonderful product again, so order appropriately. You will see a separate list on the portal titled Garden Path Pre-Order. We expect this to reach us later in November. They are also willing to package things in 30L kegs which we didn’t list to keep it simple but inquire if you are interested.

Public Access Brewing Debuting in Iowa next week via Abu Nawas! Plus more Hoof Hearted, Omnipollo, Evil Twin, and Stillwater

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Another big drop from Abu Nawas will be coming next week and along with this drop is the debut in Iowa of Public Access Brewing. Here’s more on this brewery:

The story behind Public Access starts with a little bar in Greenpoint Brooklyn you may have heard of called Tørst. Since the day it opened in spring of 2013, Tørst has been a haven for beer nerds all over the world. It has also managed to produce some serious brewing talent. Guys like Joey Pepper from Folksbier and Anthony Sorice from Root + Branch, got their start bartending at Tørst and have since moved on to make some of the highest rated, most sought-after beer on the East Coast. Another of those Tørst talents – specifically Ramon Manuel Manrique Hung. The story of the superb new Public Access Brewing is the story of Venezuelan native Ramón Manrique, who was living in Belgium when he became enchanted by the variety and traditions of Belgian beer. His passion for craft beer led him to positions at world-renowned beer destinations Tørst & Proletariat,  We could not be more psyched to start bringing his Public Access beers to you. Their first release is on deck for this month…

For you untappd fans here’s what is being said about On Air:

https://untappd.com/b/public-access-on-air/3236823

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PUBLIC ACCESS 

  • Public Access On Air 16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped DIPA with Citra, Comet and Mandarina Bavaria. 8% ABV

 

Omnipollo:

  • Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar 16oz CAN – Omnipollo’s Award-winning IIPA… 8.5% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Gygax 16oz CAN –  Grapefruit Tonic Gose Ale Brewed with Grapefruit, Quinine & Lactose Sugar. 6% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Andreas Oat 16oz CAN –  7% NE-Style Oat IPA
  • Omnipollo Devin the Dude 12oz CAN – Officially the most price-friendly Omni beer ever released Stateside!!! 5.2% Pils.
  • Omnipollo Tetragrammaton 16oz CAN –  7.3% Galaxy, Citra, & Mosaic IPA
Evil Twin:
  • Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 16oz CAN – Imperial Stout with Almonds, Espresso, Vanilla. 11.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Even More Coco Jesus 16oz CAN – Imperial Stout brewed with Maple Syrup and Coconut. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Geyser Gose 16oz CAN –  Collab Gose, made with Icelandic herbs and smoked sea salt. 5.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo Pink Lemonade IPA 12oz CAN – Summer Seasonal Collab with Omnipollo; 7% Pink Lemonade-Style IPA.
  • Evil Twin Mission Gose 12oz CAN – 4.5% Gose brewed with Eucalyptus
Stillwater:
  • Stillwater Artisanal  Levadura 16oz CAN – Oaxacan-style Gose sour ale brewed with salt, agave, & lime. 4.6% ABV.
  • Stillwater Artisanal Stateside 16oz CAN – Stillwater’s flagship beer, Anglo-Belgian saison. 6.8% ABV.
  • Stillwater Artisanal  Classique 12oz CAN –  Super Excited to see this one back! Post-Prohibition Style (ale)… corn, rice, pilsner malt… and lots of your favorite old-school American hops… “your Grandfather’s new beer.” 4.5% ABV.
Off Color:
  • Off Color Spots 12oz Bottles – Tropical Fruit Berliner Weisse. 3.8% ABV
  • Off Color Troublesome 12oz Bottles – Gose. 4.5% ABV
  • Off Color Apex Predator 12oz Bottles – Off Colors Legendary Saison! 6.5% ABV.
  • Off Color Sparkles Finds Trouble 12oz Bottles – Gose brewed with Hibiscus Flowers. 4.2% ABV
  • Off Color Le Woof 12oz Bottles –  Biere de Garde. A French-style farmhouse ale. 7.8% ABV.
Hoof Hearted:
  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best Friends 16oz CAN – Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Galaxy & El Dorado.
  • Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some 20 Azacca 16oz CAN – Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All  Azacca Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.

Draft

  • Hoof Hearted Dorks of Hazard 1/6 bbl – 7% NE-Style DIPA
  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best Friends 1/6 bbl  –  Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Galaxy & El Dorado.
  • Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Simcoe 1/6 bbl –  Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All   Simcoe Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.
  • Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Azacca 1/6 bbl – Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All  Azacca Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.

This Week from Abu Nawas: Evil Twin, Stillwater, and more!

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Abu Nawas will be dropping some favorites as well as some new releases in the coming week to our shelves. Here’s what’s coming:

EVIL TWIN

  • Evil Twin The Pure and Simple 16oz CAN – Hazy NE-Style Double Dry-Hopped Session IPA. 4.5% ABV

  • Evil Twin Even More Coco Jesus 16oz CAN – Even More Jesus with Maple Syrup and Coconut Added.

  • Evil Twin No Hero 16oz CAN – Delicious Oatmeal Stout 7% ABV.

  • Evil Twin Brewing 90 Day Dry Aged Stout 16oz CAN – Evil Twin’s ode to the delicious complexities of loooong dry-aged beef!! The first in a series of new Stouts specifically designed to complement the decadent, blue-cheesy funk of a 90-day dry-aged Ribeye.

  • No Snowflake Ever Falls in the Wrong Place 16oz CAN -Brand new, fresh-as-can-be 7% Double Dry-Hopped NE IPA

  • Evil Twin Aun Mas Cafe Jesus 12oz CAN – 12% Imperial Stout brewed with Coffee Collective Espresso

  • Evil Twin Aun Mas Todo Jesus 12oz CAN –  12% Imperial Stout. Amalgamation of every Aun Mas Variation. Brewed with Chili Peppers, Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs, & Coffee

STILLWATER

  • Stillwater Critical Thinking 16oz CAN – Imperial Stout from Brian. Killer Imperial Stout in a 16oz Can! 11% ABV.

  • Stillwater Mainstream Pop 16oz CAN – Double IPA brewed with Amarillo, Citra and Mosaic hops. 8% ABV.

  • Stillwater On Fleek 12oz CAN – Imperial Stout Collaboration with Ryan Witter-Merrithew formerly of Siren/Fano. Dangerously drinkable at this alcohol level. 13.0% ABV.

  • Stillwater Double Nothing Nitro 16oz CAN –  Nitro Dopplebock collaboration with Oliver Brewing. Malty/Nitro double feature makes this super soft and wonderful. 8% ABV

    • Stillwater Shaken Not Stirred 16oz CAN – 6% “Whiskey” Sour Nitro Ale
  • A remarkable release of very special, extremely limited 3-yr barrel (!!!) Barrel-Aged Cuvees. Designed as an expression of Petulant Natural Wines, each of these releases spent more than 3 years in French & Hungarian Oak, and then bottle conditioned for another 2 years to achieve the perfect, soft level of carbonation and mouthfeel. An extraordinary set of releases from Stillwater, in very limited quantities, never to be repeated:-

    • Stillwater Preternatural Cuvee 1 through 5. 10/750ml Bottles Package. Total of 10 Bottles per set. – 6 Sets Total
    1. Preternatural Cuvee #1 – 9.2% Blended BA Farmhouse ale with Sauvignon Blanc juice; very limited

    2. Preternatural Cuvee #2 – 8.6% Blended BA Farmhouse ale with Viognier juice; very limited

    3. Preternatural Cuvee #3 – 8.8% Blended BA Farmhouse ale with Cab Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, & Viogner juice; very limited

    4. Preternatural Cuvee #4 – 8.3% Blended BA Farmhouse ale with Pinot Noir, Cab Sauvignon, & Viogner juice; very limited

    5. Preternatural Cuvee #5 – 9.3% Blended BA Dark Farmhouse ale with Petite Syrah juice; very limited

OMNIPOLLO

  • Omnipollo Pleroma 12oz CAN – 6% Raspberry Crème Brulee Sour Ale
  • Omnipollo Shploing!  12oz CAN – IPA with marshmallow, graham cracker, salt and lactose sugar, it’s a MANGO S’MORES IPA. 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo / ET  Rainbownade IPA 12oz  CAN – IPA brewed with grapefruit passion fruit, mango, raspberry and blueberry. 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo / ET Pink Lemonade IPA 12oz  CAN – Pink Lemonade-style 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo /ET Coffenade IPA 12oz  CAN – Coffee IPA brewed with Lemon. 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Agamemnon 16oz CAN – Omnipollo’s beloved, original 12.5% Maple Syrup Imperial Stout is back and better than ever in 16oz cans.

This Week from Abu Nawas: Hoof Hearted and Abomination Launch in Iowa! +Stillwater and Omnipollo

Two new breweries will be launching in Iowa in the coming week through Abu Nawas as Hoof Hearted Brewery out of Columbus and Abomination join the fray. Here’s more on these two new breweries courtesy of Abu Nawas:

ABOMINATIONis the brainchild of Josh Arno & Joe Feldman – two nomadic and extremely talented young brewers based out of eastern PA. What drew us to Abomination from the start is their exuberant, modern take on traditional beer styles. We think their approach to craft beer making is the perfect balance of educated skill, based on years of brewing experience with a strong background in chemistry, combined with a youthful irreverence for beer normalcy. Abomination are boundary pushers, and we think they are some of the guys who are most capably set to carry us to the next horizon of craft beer. To kick March Madness off in style, we have for you one brand new, superb (albeit VERY limited)

HOOF HEARTED. We could not be more thrilled to welcome these guys to the Abu Nawas Family. A cult-status, rockstar brewery from Columbus, Ohio, Hoof Hearted (in our humble opinion) is making some of the very best beer out there, and combines that with absolutely genius artwork. HH will be a big focus of ours for 2019, and as such we are beyond psyched to kick the March off with a couple of superb, new releases…

Along with those new breweries here’s what else is making the rounds this week:

Stillwater:
  • Action Bronson 7000 16oz CAN – Dry-Hopped Sour Ale brewed with Muscat Grapes. 4.5% ABV
  • Extra Dry 16oz CAN – A Saison brewed with sake rice and dry hopped with Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Sterling. 4.2% ABV.
Off Color.:
  • Dino’smores 12oz Bottle — Imperial stout brewed w/ graham flour, marshmallow, molasses, cocoa nibs & vanilla bean. 10.5 ABV.

Omnipollo:

  • Beglo 12oz CAN — All-Simcoe Post-Skate IPA 6% ABV. #GlobeSkateboards
  • Maple Blueberry Pancake Bianca Lassi Gose, 16oz CAN — Blueberry Maple Pancake Lassi Gose ale brewed with blueberries, lactose sugar & maple syrup. 6% ABV
  • Noa Pecan Mudcake 12oz CAN — Legendary Omni’s Imperial Stout. 11% ABV.
Abomination:
  • Midnight Snack 16oz CAN — 10% Walnut Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout
Hoof Hearted:
  • Slø Turbø 16oz CAN — DIPA hopped exclusively w/ New Zealand varietals and a laser-focus on Nelson Sauvin. 8.5% ABV
  • Rosé Gosé 16oz CAN — Gose with Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, Coriander, Hibiscus, then soured with Lactobacillus and fermented with Saison yeast. 4.2% ABV

Abu Nawas Drops this week; Last ever call for Yellow Belly!

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If you haven’t heard or read yet, Omnipollo will be discontinuing their popular Yellow Belly beer over a trademark dispute which you can read more about here. With that being said, this spring will be the last time you will ever be able to get your hands as this will be the final release of this popular beer. Expect a late spring drop of bottles with the same pricing as last year.

Along with that here are more releases coming from Abu Nawas:

Evil Twin restocks
  • Evil Twin  Even More Pecan Jesus 16oz
  • Evil Twin  Imperial Biscotti Chili Hazelnut Break 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel keg
  • Evil Twin  Imperial Doughnut Break 16oz CAN
  • I Don’t Know How to Put This but This IPA Is Kind of a Big Deal  16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs.
  • Evil Twin  OFYMD 16oz CAN  (Westbrook collab Lactose/Muscavado/Pineapple Imperial Stout)
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo Rainbownade 12oz CAN  (IPA with grapefruit, passionfruit, mango, raspberry and blueberry)
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo  Coffenade 12oz CAN (Coffee IPA with a twist)
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo  Shploing 12oz CAN   (Mango smores IPA)
  • A is for Apricot 12oz CAN  (Fruit Berliner series!)
  • B is for Blueberry 16oz CAN (same)
  • G is for Grapefruit 16oz CAN    (Yup)
  • F is for Fruit Salad16oz CAN (FRUIT SALAD!!!!)
A couple new ones from Evil Twin this week, 
  • Evil Twin Consumed 15 Today, Diane 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs-  7% Double Dry-Hopped All Galaxy IPA
  • Evil Twin Banana Immune to Good Advice 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs – 10.7% Banana Imperial Maple Stout 

Omnipollo reloads
Omnipollo Oaxaca 16oz CAN (Mango margarita slush IPA, 16oz cans)
Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar 16oz CAN (Double IPA, 16oz cans)
Omnipollo Fatamorgana 12oz CAN (Double IPA, scaled up hombrew recipe with an according disdain for economics)
Omnipollo Lustro 12oz CAN (IIPA that straddles that east coast/west coast debate)
Omnipollo MAZ 12oz CAN (Super hopped pale ale w/oats, 16oz cans)
Omnipollo draft:
Omnipollo MAZ 1/6 ( Super hopped pale ale w/oats)
Omnipollo Oaxaca 1/6 (Mango margarita slush IPA)
Omnipollo Shoutao 1/2 (peach/lactose IPA)

Omnipollo NEW:  
  • Omnipollo Lila 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs – 8% Whipped Lemon Cream Almond Frosted Cinnamon Roll Imperial IPA
  • Omnipollo PB&J Bianca 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs   –   6% Fruited Lactose Gose brewed with Peanut Butter

Abu Nawas Rolling out some new Beers this Tuesday!

 

Abu Nawas distribution will be supplying our shelves with some terrific sounding beers just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. This coming Tuesday you should be seeing the following beers hitting distro in the CR/IC area:

*Evil Twin
image_thumb[3].jpgEvil **F is for Fruit Salad 16oz Can – Gose:

Let’s face it – we all like to put labels on things. It just makes us feel more comfortable. What assumptions have people made about you based on your race, religion, gender, the way you dress, or even the beer you drink? We did in fact label this year for your convenience. It has a fresh tartness, a twist of salt and a balanced fruitiness – apparently a complete reflection of your personality. We hope you like what this label says about you?

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*Evil Twin It’s Soul Good, Man 16oz Can. – IPA🔥🔥🔥🔥For the Breaking Bad Fans among you! Better Call Saul!

If you’re committed enough, you can make any story work

*Evil Twin Tart Cherry Soup Superior 16oz Can – lactose IPA brewed with tart cherries.

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Evil Twin Pineapple Flava Influencer 16oz Can:

This is The Flava Influencer IPA and it is an IPA brewed with oat, lactose, vanilla, pineapple and gooseberry. The beer will hit 7.8%-AbV and it will be packaged in 16oz cans at Dorchester Brewing in Boston, MA

Stillwater
*Stillwater Extra Extra 16oz Can 🔥🔥🔥 – Double brut india pale ale

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Stillwater Dank Dank 16oz Can 🔥🔥🔥–  dank double IPA

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Omnipollo
*Omnipollo Maz 16oz –

Maz, formerly known as Mazarin, is my take on a “thinker’s beer”. Rather than being big and undecipherably complex I wanted to create something that would calm a hop yearning nerve without fuddling the brain too much. In other words, a lavishly hopped ale of judicious ABV — an Extra Special Pale Ale if you will.

In fact, so extra special that it snatched a gold medal at the Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival in 2013.

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