While they make a full array of beer styles at Funky Buddha Brewing, there is one style they've become known for — Porter. Last Snow is yet another show stopping Porter in their quickly growing portfolio, and the most recent to see the bottling line. It's a coconut and coffee porter that reminds many of a Mounds bar in a glass, but it's not a bomb of sweetness. Instead Funky Buddha has again taken the base Porter style and built a sturdy, balanced structure on top of it — with fresh coffee, coconut, white chocolate, and caramel all playing crucial roles.
As consumers of American Whiskey already know, rye whiskey has been making a strong comeback in the past few years despite being more difficult to produce than bourbon. Already one of the staples of the industry, Woodford Reserve Rye officially announces the already trusted brand's entry into the growing field of Kentucky Straight Rye. It's only the third permanent product that Woodford produces, along with standard Woodford and Double Oaked. The new release takes the classic Woodford packaging and adds a nice touch of green to distinguish itself. It also stands out when it comes to flavor, packed full of rye spice to give you a top notch option to add to your home bar.
The most popular seasonal beer that Boulevard Brewing makes is back, and it's a pretty good bet that it won't stick around for long. Chocolate Ale hits shelves again this week, just five years after its first release as a part of their Smokestack Series — when it was meant to be a one-time offering. But when Boulevard collaborated with Christopher Elbow Artisinal Chocolates in Kansas City, they got more than just another one-off. It's an American Strong Ale that challenges what you might already think you know about chocolate in beer, as nibs from the Dominican Republic were added during the brewing process, giving it a booming aroma and flavor.