Summer is over which means that it’s time for a new season… of beers. Hi Wire is reviving their canned Pink Drink; Ommegang is releasing one more Game of Thrones brew; redrick is changing their name, Alaskan Brewing is paying homage to foraging, and Monkey paw is shuttering. Details and links after the jump.
Walking the Hi-Wire — Asheville, NC cult favorite, Hi Wire Brewing is once again releasing it’s fabled Pink Drink in an retail friendly form. The kettle soured wheat ale brewed with lemongrass and raspberries will be available in cans for the first time since 2016. Read more at Beer Street Journal.
You Know Nothing Jon Snow — Brewery Ommegang has already released a dozen Game of Thrones beers (and we loved them,) but now winter is here and it’s time for the finale of both beer and show. Meet King In The North, “a barrel-aged imperial stout is brewed to sustain a leader through a long, dark night.” Just don’t serve any to Lady Mormont—she’s underage! All the details are Ommegang’s release.
Brick By Brick — 25 years ago, Atlanta Brewing opened Georgia’s first craft brewery, pioneering the South’s now-vibrant brew scene.That name was soon changed to Red Brick Brewing. In celebration of the anniversary and an eight year makeover, the brewery decided to return to their roots and change the name back to Atlanta Brewing. Great interview with ABC prez Garrett Lockhart on Paste.
Monkey Off Your Back — San Diego’s Monkey Paw Brewing Company had a devout following, but it was not enough to keep the microbrewery and tasting room in business. The shuttering occurred about one year after Coronado Brewing purchased a majority share in the company. (Lawsuits and other attempts at sales followed.) The San Diego Tribune wrote up the specifics.
The Cranberries — Northern craft OG, Alaskan Brewing is expanding their range. Their latest offering, Cranberry Tart “takes inspiration from the season of harvest and foraging.” The official tasting notes explain, “This autumnal wheat beer features a hint of spruce notes, and is tart at the beginning, with sweet cranberry and citrus mellowing the overall taste.” The Full Pint has the full story.