Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Georgia Craft Brewery News

By Owen Ogletree

Red Brick's newly released 22nd Anniversary Double IPA boasts nine different hop varieties added at four pounds per barrel. Also check out the fall seasonal Divine Bovine Chai Spice Milk Stout - a 6% ABV sweet, dark ale brewed with five spices. Red Brick's Tyler Cates adds, "November brings our re-release of the classic Vanilla Gorilla Imperial Porter. This 8% porter is brewed with Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans and has been put into annual rotation as our fall Brick Mason release."

In October/November, visit Max Lager's in downtown Atlanta to sample the brewpub's Max Fest Oktoberfest and Na'Zdravi Bohemian Pils. "These great lagers were made with floor-malted Moravian malts, and are simply divine," notes Max Lager's John Roberts. "Also on tap will be Hula Hoop, a kettle-soured IPA lush with tropical flavors derived from careful hop selection and a special Brett yeast. This fall, folks can also check out the return of my IMOS - Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout."

Hampton's JailHouse Brewing releases its winter seasonal this fall. Breakout Stout is an 8% ABV American-style stout with powerful chocolate and espresso flavors backed by an impressive hop bitterness. Also look for Last Request in late November - a bourbon barrel-aged version of Breakout Stout that marks the first vintage of this release.

Reformation Brewery recently added Sunday hours (2-4 pm) to their weekly tour and tasting schedule, so visit soon to check out Reformation's new fermenters and brite tank. "We started brewing one barrel (31.5 gallons) batches nearly 18 months ago," explains Reformation's Spencer Nix. "Today we can craft 80 hectoliters (2000 gallons) a day into one of three new fermenters."

Seek out Jekyll Brewing's fall seasonal Seven Bridges Oktoberfest - the brewery's only lager. This draft-only, Märzen-style beer sports copper hues, moderate bitterness and a bready, toasted malt backbone. "The beer's name is a nod to a ghost story from Rome, Georgia," explains Jekyll's Lacey Pyle. "Legend has it that when traveling west on CCC Road in Rome, travelers will count seven small bridges, however, on the return path, travelers will only count six."

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