Ales, sours, and stouts are among new releases from Bay Area breweries this week. The sun will be out this weekend, so take advantage of these new beers before we head into Fall!
Hermitage Brewing Company — One of two new beers at this brewery is named Wild Blackberry Sour at 6.5 percent alcohol. It’s an “American Sour Blonde Ale aged in our oak cellar up to 2 years,” according to the brewery, “(with) aromas of oak, vanilla, light smoke, and dark fruits combine for a rich, almost red wine-like character.”
The second new beer release is a 7 percent alcohol Single Hop IPA beer, Admiral. In an email the brewery said: “Admiral has all the lovely qualities of the typical English hop, but has them in spades.”
Campbell Brewing Company — This new beer is called Bollywood Blond at 6 percent alcohol with an IBU at 27. The American-style wheat ale is described by the brewery as “light and refreshing.”
Anchor Brewing Company — This San Francisco-based brewery has a new beer called Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer, brewed by Scott Ungermann. “Made with its own special recipe, the brew is dry-hopped with a blend of new and traditional hops,” the press release from the brewery said. “The result weds the rich maltiness of Anchor Steam with an alluring fragrant hoppiness of our ales.”
Harmonic Brewing Company — Their new sour beer is a 7.5 percent beer called Tart Crimson Ale. This release was posted on their Facebook page, and is made with olallie berries from a Watsonville Ranch called Gizdich Ranch.
Barebottle Brewing Company — Russian Hill Imperial Stout is this brewery’s new beer at 8.2 percent alcohol and an IBU of 42, according to their website. They spoke about how the ingredients show respect to namesake hill and the seven gravestones. “(With a) chewy body, bitter chocolate, slight roast, and alcoholic heat create a vertical ascent up SF’s iconic hill,” the website said.
Farm Creek Brewing Company — Heather’s Limit is the name of the new beer from the Walnut Creek brewery. “It’s a foreign extra stout, 7.1 percent alcohol, and it is delicious,” they explained on their Facebook page.