For the past year, Stone Brewing has made fresh beer a priority with their Enjoy By series of IPAs. Now, they are turning the tables with Stone Enjoy After 10/31/15 Brett IPA. This beer has Brettanomyces added, a wild yeast that, over time, brings about some complexities that you won't get when it's fresh. That's why Stone recommends you drink this one next fall, after keeping it out of sunlight and between 50-70 degrees. Of course, feel free to crack it open whenever, but understand that it won't be fully carbonated yet, and probably won't have reached its full potential.
When a high-five isn't enough, look no further than Sky-Five IPA from Bauhaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis. This new brewery is quickly becoming known for their German-inspired beer styles, but show they can knock an American IPA out of the park as well. It's a sweet, zesty, hop-forward offering, balanced out nicely by German and British malts. Packaged in these eye catching cans, it's no wonder Bauhaus is a brewery on the rise.
Anytime coffee and vanilla are two of the main flavors in a beer, it gets our attention. Victory at Sea Vanilla Coffee Porter from Ballast Point Brewing not only boasts those two popular flavors, but manages to meld them seamlessly into an all-around smooth and tasty beverage. It's robust with just enough sweetness and packs a punch at 10% ABV. And now it's available for the first time in six packs, making it even tougher to pass up.
Life imitates art, or beer imitates art, with this seasonal gem from Three Floyds Brewing in Indiana. Moloko Milk Stout was named after, and has a label inspired by the famous drinks served in the Korova Milk Bar in the iconic film A Clockwork Orange. And there is art inside the bottle as well, as Moloko is brewed with golden naked oats and lactose milk sugar, providing a roasty, slightly sweet and well balanced stout.