A new month, a new batch of beers being released by Bay Area breweries. Check out these newest releases from local craft beer makers.
Lagunitas — Sanguinello blood orange and pale ale merge together in honor of the limited release of Lagunitas CitruSinensis from the Petaluma brewery. This beer is described as “big and hoppy” and tops off at a stellar 7.9 percent alcohol.
Marin Brewing — Brass Knuckle is on tap at the Larkspur brewery. A fresh hop beast, this monster triple IPA clocks in at 11.5 percent alcohol.
Epidemic Ales — The Concord brewery is blaring the sirens with the launch of the new Affliction Amber Ale. Amplified by its unique array of malts, this ruby red ale is brimming with hops and a citrus bite. It annihilates at a 5.5 percent finish.
Mikkeller — A new collaboration has come back into the beer scene featuring twin brothers, Mikkeller and Evil Twin. Together they created the blend Hamajang (Hawaiian term for “messed up”). This ale was a collaboration with Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Mikkeller, Evil Twin Brewing and Leelanau Brewing. It clocks in at 5.8 percent alcohol.
Cellarmaker — The SOMA brewery not only just tapped one of its best-knowns — Imperial Coffee and Cigarettes — but is getting ready to release a small bottled run of its Dank Williams Double IPA. The 8.2 percent alcohol and 95 IBU double IPA is strongly recommended to be had within 21 days of bottling. With only 170 cases (2000 bottles) available at six bottles per person on a first come, first serve basis this Tuesday ($10 each, tax and CRV included), there is sure to be a devoted following at the brewery when they open up an hour early (2 pm) on Tuesday afternoon.
Alpha Acid — The new Belmont brewery just tapped a new batch of She Puts Up With Me — a 6 percent alcohol oatmeal stout aged on Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans and TCHO Ghana Cacao Nibs. On tap and available for growler fillers to go.