The unstoppable barrage of electrifying beer news continues for a third straight day. As if next year's mega-bomb line-up of 22oz releases wasn’t enough, we have even more jaw-dropping bottle news to reveal today: beginning in March, 2016 we will be making three new 22oz bottles available year-round. What?! Yup. Three–count 'em–three bombers of tasty, tasty nectar will now be available all day, every day. Here’s what you can expect to quaff on the regular:
City of the Dead
Export Stout with Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee
The internet can officially calm down. Not only is City of the Dead not being cut from the team, it’s been offered a lucrative, year-round contract. This groundbreaking export stout is brewed with house-roasted, bourbon barrel-aged coffee. Yup, bourbon-barrel-aged coffee. This unique process imbues our coffee with the incredible flavor and aroma of a freshly emptied bourbon barrel, which carries over magnificently into this rich, chewy beer. Unlike any other beer in the world, City of the Dead is immensely flavorful and unforgettably delicious, and starting March 1st, 2016 it will be in your fridge all the time. If you can't wait until March 1st, a bag of our barrel-aged coffee should hold you over nicely.
Yup, we're adding a brand new IPA to our year round line-up. Orderville is an aggressive, fragrant beer that blends the fruit-forward character of Mosaic hops with the dank, resinous stickiness of Simcoe hops. The resulting beer is immensely complex and enjoyable, with an unmistakably bangin' aroma and a fully saturated hop flavor and finish. The cracker-dry body keeps the focus squarely on the massive, incredibly delicious hop character. Those of you that have been Modern Times junkies for a while may recall that we called our wet-hop beers (since retired) "Orderville"; this beer is a totally different recipe, but we liked the name too much to abandon it.
Gose: Apricot, Passion Fruit/Guava, and Sour Cherry Editions
A beer this infinitely crushable absolutely deserves a year round place in our line-up. Fruitlands is tart, fruity, and delicious, with the sour, salty base beer bringing the funky refreshment, while the heavy dose of real fruit turns the whole thing into a tasty flavor bomb. The three different fruited versions will rotate three time a year, with Apricot from March through May, Passion Fruit/Guava from June through September, and Sour Cherry from October through January.
Think we’re done? Think again, friend. We’ve still got one more news item today in the form of an unbelievably sexy new mixed 10-pack of Modern Times cans. Behold:
Starting in mid-January, you'll be able pick up a killer variety of our four year-rounds and our rotating seasonals (which will remain the same as last year) at a wide variety of retailers wherever Modern Times is distributed.
At this point you may be wondering, “Say, where exactly is Modern Times distributed?” Funny you should ask, because we have another announcement coming up tomorrow regarding that very question. Swing by the blog tomorrow for all the titillating details!