Flooding with New Beer Release


The pace of which craft breweries are releasing their beers is crazy. The push from the market for innovation and the desire of craft beer drinkers to try something new all the time allied with the social media interaction and beer database apps like Untappd has turned the craft beer production into a fast pace release world. Every time I look on one of my social media accounts, where I share info of what I drink with fellow beer lovers, I see more and more often people posts of badges and high marks drinking achievements like “1000 Unique Beers on Untappd”. Is this Good or Bad for the craft beer world? I don’t really know the answer, but sometimes I get overwhelmed when I get to my bottle shop to get something I was waiting for, and I find myself staring at the cooler trying to decide what to take home. With not-so-big of a budget, and so many beers to choose from, it’s getting difficult.

I did an experiment these last 2 weeks. I went to my bottle shop every other day and I found a new beer every time. Crazy right? It used to get a new shipment 2 to 3 times each week, but recently it has been getting new beers in as many as 5 times a week! When I questioned the owner about all this, he looked at me and said: “I don’t know how to keep up with all those seasonal beers, man. It is what it is”. His struggle is that if he doesn’t get everything his distributor is selling he might not be at the head of the line when high demand releases like Bourbon County Stout come out. At the same time he needs to sell all those beers to keep his business afloat. He loves to have so many beers to offer to his customers (about 140 unique beers) but he is aware the margin of profit per bottle have to be high to keep such inventory on the shelves, and he has the best prices in the area, to keep folks coming through the door.


Below you can find just a sample of all the great beers being released, or that are coming out soon, just to get you guys going. Run to your bottle shop and stare at that cooler like I do every single time. Like a dog watching a chicken on a rotisserie, or a cat looking at a fish bowl. Hypnotized by all that beauty. Good thing at my bottle shop I can have a pint while walking around the shop. In any case, it is a wonderful thing to see that the creativeness and skills of the brewers have no limits. It makes me feel so good to watch the art of craft brewing aiming high and not set in old ways. It is always evolving and, as far as I am concerned, it has evolved to better and better beers everyday. You know I love to have a reason to raise a pint. Let’s drink to that. Cheers all!!!

Plenty of Beer to choose from – Here are 50 Beers to kill your thirst

Elysian-Punkuccino-Coffee-Pumpkin-Ale4 Hands Volume 2 Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Ale
Alaskan Gold Creek Ale
AleSmith Cream Ale
Almanac Cerise Sour Blond
Almanac Farmers Reserve Citrus
Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oktoberfest
Barrelworks Bretta Weisse
Beachwood Mocha Machine Imperial Coffee Chocolate Porter
Bell’s Chai Orange Oberon Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Bell’s Chocolate Mint Porter Aged in Bourbon BarrelsTroegs-Hop-Knife
Bell’s Pecan Pie Porter Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Bell’s Salted Caramel Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrel Casks
Cigar City Stiftung Ale
Commons Brewery Biere Royale
De Proef Surly Long of Tooth Ale
Dogfish Head Chicha Ale
Dogfish Head Grain to Glass Ale
Elysian Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale
Sierra-Nevada-Harvest-Single-Hop-IPA-EquinoxFounders Bretta Weisse
Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA
Founders Oaktoberfest
Harpoon Eagle IPA
Jester King Detritivore Farmhouse Ale
Jester King Provenance Lemon and Lime
Jester King Provenance Orange and Grapefruit
Jester King Provenance Tangerine and Clementine
Jester King Snörkel Farmhouse AleFounders-Dark-Penance
Lonerider Brewing Eve Amber Ale
Modern Times Oneida Pale Ale
Mother’s Rumspringa Lager
New Belgium Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout
Odell Fifty Niner Brett Golden Ale
Orpheus Brewing Peace.War.Truth.Lie IPA
Perennial Savant Blanc
Ska-Rudie-Session-IPA1Pizza Boy Ninja SnIPA Double IPA
Real Ale Porter
Real Ale18th Anniversary Gose
Red Hare Brewin and Oakshire Brewing Collab Ill Tempered Hare IPA
Rhinegeist Rookie IPA
Rhinegeist Squirt Ale
Saint Arnold Amber Ale Dry Hopped with Liberty Hops
Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #7The-Bruery-3-Floyds-Rue-DFloyd
Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA Equinox
Ska Rudie Session IPA
Stone Enjoy By 08.16.14 IPA
The Bruery 3 Floyds Rue D’Floyd
Troegs Hop Knife Harvest Ale
Upland Coast Buster Imperial IPA
West Sixth Pay It Forward Cocoa
Woodchuck Cellar Series Sour Cherry



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