What’s On Tap This Weekend?

Wondering what you’ll be able to sample this Saturday on our One Year Anniversary Tour? We will be visiting SweetWater Brewing Company, Red Brick Brewing, and Red Hare Brewing. Check out the list below (subject to change and availability). Tickets are still available at http://SouthernBeerTours.com/tours-list.html

Red Brick

The Beast
Barrel Aged Belgium Strong Ale

Laughing Skull
American Amber Ale, 5.3% ABV, 25 IBUs

Hoplanta
American IPA, 6.8% ABV, 61 IBUs

Imperial Stout
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Atomic Frog
Imperial India Pale Lager, 8% ABV

Divine Bovine
Chai Milk Stout, 6% ABV, 26 IBUs

Sweetwater

SweetWater / Southern Beer Tours Collab “Blood Orange You Hoppy”
Blood Orange IPA

Sweetwater Blue
Fruit Beer, 4.9% ABV

Sweetwater IPA
American IPA, 6.3% ABV

Sweetwater 420
American Pale Ale, 5.4% ABV

Sweetwater Georgia Brown
English Brown Ale, 5% ABV, 24 IBUs

Sweetwater Spinnerbait
Belgium Style Red Ale, 6.0% ABV, 25 IBUs

SweetWater Happy Ending
Imperial Stout, 8.8% ABV, 60 IBUs

SweetWater Hop Hash
Double IPA, 7.8% ABV, 100 IBUs

Red Hare

Orange Dream Cotton Tail Pale Ale

Watership Brown Ale
English Brown Ale, 7.2% ABV, 45 IBUs

Gangway IPA
American IPA, 6.2% ABV, 65 IBUs

Long Day Lager
Bohemian Style Lager, 4.98% ABV, 25 IBUs

Cotton Tail Pale
Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV, 37 IBUs

Imperial Red IPA
Imperial IPA, 9.4% ABV

Root Beer
Pure Cane Sugar Root Beer, 0% ABV


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Southern Beer Tours makes Blood Orange IPA w/ SweetWater

To help celebrate our One Year Anniversary Tour we will have a special one-off beer at each stop on Febuary 7th. Red Brick will be serving the Beast, a barrel aged Belgium strong ale. Red Hare will serve us a cask of Orange Dream Cotton Tail Pale Ale. Then SweetWater had us come make this Blood Orange IPA cask with them for our tour.

Our first idea was to make a Blood Orange Happy Ending Stout. Happy Ending is one of our favorite beers so we wanted to do a little twist on it. After doing a test taste, we realized that the Happy Ending is too big a beer for the blood oranges to be really noticed. Thanks to SweetWater’s head brewer, Nick Nock for taking time to help us make this cask!
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So we tested the blood orange juice with a few different beers. First was with their IPA. This gave it a tart finish that we found very good and surprising. Next we tested it with Johnny Hash. This gave us a very sweet smooth tasting beer. In the end we decided to take a mix of both IPAs, and do a 70/30 mix of IPA and Johnny Hash.
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So our next step was to fill the cask with both IPAs. We needed to leave a little room at the top of the cask to prevent a blowout from too much fermentation.
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Then we added the blood orange juice. We had no idea this was even available, but they had it in stock at our local Whole Foods.
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Our final step was to pitch some yeast into the cask to help it ferment. There will be about 9 days of fermentation in the cask for this beer.
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And here is our cask now that it is completed.
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Join us this Saturday, February 7th for your only chance to taste this beer. Tickets are available but are selling quick.


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Red Brick Imperial Stout Release

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Red Brick has announced the latest in their Brick Mason series of beers, Imperial Stout!

“Did you love the 20th anniversary Imperial Stout from last year? Well do we have a surprise for you! IT’S BACK! We have taken our Imperial Stout, inspired by our 20th anniversary recipe, and barrel aged half of it before blending it with a fresh batch prior to bottling!”

The release party will be Saturday, February 7th. You’ll be able to taste this with us on our One Year Anniversary Tour on the same day. Also they will tap the Beast, a barrel aged belgium strong ale, to help us celebrate. Tickets are moving fast so buy now!

Source: Facebook


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Red Hare’s Rabbit Reserve Series: Imperial Red IPA

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Red Hare has announced it’s newest addition to their Rabbit Reserve Series, Imperial Red IPA. This beer will be released as a draft only special for a limited time.

“This Imperial Red IPA is brewed with a ton of hops, offset by a sweet malt forward profile. Deep red in hue, and a warming 9.4% ABV; the force is strong with this one.”

The release party will be Saturday, February 7th. You’ll be able to taste this with us on our One Year Anniversary Tour on the same day. Also they have made a special Orange Dream Cotton Tale Pale Ale cask to help us celebrate. Tickets are moving fast so buy now!

Source: Facebook


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Terrapin French Toast Brunch at Napoleons

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This Sunday Napoleon’s Grill in Decatur will feature a Terrapin French Toast Brunch. In addition to their normal brunch offerings they will offer a special french toast available for purchase.

Some special Reserve Series Terrapin beers will also be on tap to pair with your brunch. They will have French Toast Wake and Bake and MooHoo-ciato. Both of these hard to find beers will be available on draft. You’ll also be able to keep your Terrapin Pint glass with purchase. We will see y’all there this Sunday

Orpheus Announces 2015 Seasonal Beer Lineup

Orpheus Brewing has announced their 2015 seasonal beer lineup:

Transmigration of Souls: end of February through August, cans and draft

Serpent Bite: around the end of March, 750s and limited draft

Bourbon Barrel-aged The 12th Labor: end of May (tentative), 750s and limited draft

Peace.War.Truth.Lie.: June-August, cans and limited draft

Wandering Blues: July, 750s and limited draft

Life.Death.Life.Truth.: September-February, cans and draft

Sykophantes: October, 750s and draft

The 12th Labor: December (probably), draft and maybe 750s

Depending on inventory and such, expect a couple one-offs as well.

Source: Reddit

We will visit them on March 7th. Buy your tickets now!


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What’s on tap for our tour Saturday?

Wondering what you’ll be able to sample this Saturday on our tour to SweetWater Brewery, Wild Heaven Craft Beers, and Three Taverns Brewery? Check out the list below. Tickets are still available at http://SouthernBeerTours.com/tours-list.html

Sweetwater

Sweetwater Blue
Fruit Beer, 4.9% ABV

Sweetwater IPA
American IPA, 6.3% ABV

Sweetwater 420
American Pale Ale, 5.4% ABV

Sweetwater Georgia Brown
English Brown Ale, 5% ABV, 24 IBUs

Sweetwater Spinnerbait
Belgium Style Red Ale, 6.0% ABV, 25 IBUs

Sweetwater Festive
Winter Warmer Ale, 7.7% ABV

SweetWater Happy Ending (2 tickets)
Imperial Stout, 8.8% ABV, 60 IBUs

SweetWater Hop Hash (2 tickets)
Double IPA, 7.8% ABV, 100 IBUs

Wild Heaven

Invocation
Belgium Style Golden Ale, 8.5% ABV, 48 IBUs

Ode To Mercy
Imperial Brown Ale, 8.2% ABV, 40 IBUs

Eschaton
Belgium Style Quadrupel Ale ABV, 10.5%, 20 IBUs

Let There Be Light
American Pale Ale, 4.7% ABV, 30 IBUs

White Blackbird
Belgium Style Saison, 6% ABV, 15.5 IBUs

Civilization
English Style Barleywine, 12% ABV, 40 IBUs

Three Taverns

Single Intent
Belgium Style Single, 5% ABV, 35 IBUs

A Night In Brussels
Belgium Style American IPA, 7.5% ABV, 69 IBUs

White Hops
Belgium Style White IPA, 6.5% ABV, 55 IBUs

Prince of Pilsen
Euro Style Pilsner, 5% ABV, 35 IBUs

La Peche Mode
Peach Saison, 6% ABV, 40 IBUs

Feest Noel
Belgium Style Quad w/ Christmas Spice, 9% ABV, 30 IBUs

New in Georgia Beer Update

Big things are coming soon here for our local breweries.

Orpheus Brewing – Transmigration of Souls Double IPA will be canned soon. Will be released in March. Also Sykophantes in aged in Cognac barrels will be coming soon.

Wild Heaven – Eschaton, Belguim Style Quad aged on Cabernet Oak chips, has finally been bottled for the first time. Expect to see this out very soon.

Burnt Hickory – Their new expanded brew house has been hard at work. Large shipments of their beers have finally started to show up here in the Atlanta market. Big Shanty Graham Cracker Stout & Cannon Dagger IPA both are ready for shipments.

SweetWater – Look for the rerelease of Second Helping IPA this month. Brick Store Pub will be hosting the release party on January 13th.

Red Hare – They have been ageing Gangway IPA in Jose Cuervo Tequila barrels. No release date yet, but hopefully we will be able start tasting this soon.

Jailhouse Brewing Company Announces 2015 Lineup

Jailhouse Brewing Company in Hampton, GA has announced their 2015 beer lineup!

Slammer Wheat, Misdemeanor Ale and Mugshot IPA will be available all year.

Seasonal lineup will include – Conjugal Visit, Saison Reprieve, Restraining Order Porter and Breakout Stout. All will be available in 12 oz 6-packs.

Two Solitary Confinement Beers – Thieves in the Law (a Russian Imperial Stout), and Insanity Plea Ale (an Imperial India Pale Ale)

Last Request 2015 Vintage – this is Breakout Stout aged in bourbon barrels all year and released in late November

The 4D IPA will continue with 4 releases throughout the year including a tropical version, a dank version, a black and a white.

Source: Jailhouse Brewing Company

Red Hare announces new year-round beer!

 

Red Hare Brewery in Marietta, GA announces a new year-round beer addition, Cotton Tail Pale Ale! This was previously a Spring / Summer seasonal that was draft only. The Cotton Tail comes in at 5.5% ABV and at 37 IBUs.

Hopefully you’ll be able to try this beer on an upcoming tour with us. We visit Red Hare again for our First Anniversary Tour on February 7th. In addition to their normal beer lineup, they will have a soon to be announced, special cask just to celebrate with us!


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