A popular Delaware-based brewery will bring its lineup of craft brews to Louisiana.
Dogfish Head will launch in Louisiana in early January. The brewery, known for its off-kilter beers, is celebrating its 23rd anniversary. Louisiana brew lovers have been clamoring for Dogfish Head beers for years.
Most of Dogfish Head's flagship ales will be available in Louisiana to start, including the 60 Minute IPA, 90 Minute IPA (an Imperial IPA), Flesh & Blood IPA (brewed with lemon, orange peel and blood orange juice), SeaQuench Ale (a sour session ale brewed with lime and sea salt), and Namaste White (a Belgian-style white ale).
The brewery's 120 Minute IPA, a behemoth of a hoppy beer weighing in at 18 percent alcohol by volume, will be available on occasion as it is generally brewed only twice a year. This year will also feature Dragons & YumYums, a collaboration with the band The Flaming Lips. This beer is a tart pale ale brewed with dragonfruit, yumberry, passion fruit, pear juice and black carrot juice.
Seasonal releases such as the Festina Peche peach summer seasonal, fan favorite pumpkin beer Punkin Ale and the big winter pale ale Pennsylvania Tuxedo should become available as seasonal releases.
Look for Dogfish Head beers at your favorite watering hole, as well as on shelves in bottle shops and specialty grocers within the month.
Urban South to release Paradise Park Lager
New Orleans’ Urban South Brewery will launch a brand-new, year-round beer in late January aimed at reaching noncraft beer drinkers who want to support local a local brewery.
Paradise Park Lager will be an everyday kind of beer that uses German pilsner malt and Huell Melon hops to create a clean and crisp session lager. The beer weighs in at 4.5 percent alcohol by volume.
The price point of this new lager is meant to compete with the big boys, as six-packs will retail at $6.99 and 15-packs will retail for $15.99. This places the price just above that of the national macro-brewery light lagers.
The artwork for Paradise Park Lager features a pink flamingo, and the can is a mint green, giving this a unique look on the shelf. With artwork like that, Paradise Park Lager should be the unofficial beer of the Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade, don’t you think?
Look for Paradise Park on shelves and on tap later this month.
NOLA Brewing partners with The Revivalists on new beer
Revivalists American Pale Ale debuted during the band’s New Year's Eve shows at the Orpheum Theatre in New Orleans and will begin to show up across the brewery's distribution network in coming weeks.
Revivalists American Pale Ale is a juicy, yet easy-drinking beer that is heavily dry hopped with Citra and Simcoe hops and weighing in at 5 percent alcohol by volume.
“We are proud to partner with NOLA Brewing Co. on this project to give something back to a city that has given us so much," the band's pedal steel guitar player, Ed Williams, said. "The Roots of Music is a cause that we believe strongly in — to empower children with the music and culture that makes this city so unique. Plus the beer tastes awesome."
Dylan Lintern, chief operating officer of NOLA Brewing, also said he was excited for the new release and partnership.
"We are very proud of what (The Revivalists and Roots of Music) have accomplished and are honored to be able to be a part of this project,” Lintern said.