Welcome to our ongoing series of announcements regarding new releases, re-releases, etc from Crooked Stave. Each month, we will take a look at what magic the Crooked Stave brewers are working on and when those beers will be released. Stay tuned to BeerAlien.com for more news on Crooked Stave.

Doomsday Clock
Imperial Stout Aged in Heaven Hill and Angel’s Envy Bourbon Barrels with Cinnamon and Vanilla
13.7% ABV
375ml bottle

Sun Prince (Collab with Fonta Flora)
Double India Pale Ale brewed with Colorado Peach Double Dry-Hopped with Hallertau Blanc & Huell Melon Brewed in Collaboration with Fonta Flora.
7.8% ABV | 45 IBU
12oz can

Cherry Bourbon Smash
Cocktail-inspired, red sour ale aged in wine barrels with Colorado Montmorency cherries and finished in Rye barrels with citrus zest.
8.5% ABV

Stay The Funk In
Coolship inoculated, spontaneous ale crafted Method Traditionelle. A previous version took gold at GABF in the Belgian-style Lambic category.
6.3% ABV


Crooked Stave’s membership program, Cooper’s Reserve, has slots available for purchase.  http://www.crookedstave.com/membership/
Three bottle members are set-up with Mingle, Frambulles, and Wow! Cacao. Six bottle members will receive the previous, plus their spontaneous beer/cider hybrid collaboration with Angry Orchard called See DeLight; two 375ml bottles of Apricot Vibe and two 375ml bottles of Private Reserve Stout. Both groups are now able to purchase additional bottles now.
Unfortunately, due to a packaging issue with See Delight, Crooked Stave needs to reschedule pick-up to December 5th. They wanted to present See Delight to you in a fun, clear glass bottle but found out their filler was not quite to spec for the fancy-schmancy bottle. Crooked Stave will see if they can borrow a bottle filler that will work, but bottle conditioning will still need to be complete before they can release it.
Here are the bottles available for members:
Mingle is a unique blend of four beers: port barrel-aged Framboise, brandy barrel L’Brett d’Apricot, a golden sour that spent time in a Sauvignon blanc barrel, and the last barrel of Five Golden Rings (Holiday Ale Fest blend from 2017). The result is a vibrant orange hue that has aromas of raspberries and oak and tart notes on a palate of rose petals, dried raspberries, and hints of oak vanillins.

Frambulles
(Woodford Reserve Rye Barrel) 2018

Méthode Traditionnelle, Spontaneous Ale Aged in French Oak Barrels with Washington Raspberries finished in Woodford Reserve Rye Barrels

 

Wow! Cacao
(Port Barrel) 2017 w/Cacao and Vanilla 

Burgundy Sour Ale aged in a single Port Wine Barrel with Colorado-grown Montmorency Cherries and finished with Cacao and Vanilla

 

Apricot Vibe – 375ml

Méthode Traditionnelle, Spontaneously fermented ale brewed with Colorado-grown apricots and finished in brandy barrels

 

See Delight

This Hudson Valley meets the Rocky Mountains Collaboration was actually born from countless times spent in beautiful Vermont. Over the years Ryan Burk and I have collaborated together at the famed Hill Farmstead, brewing, imbibing and traveling the back woods of the North East Kingdom in VT. When Ryan took over at Angry Orchard’s Walden, NY location, a collaboration was inevitable.

 

Private Reserve Stout

Imperial stout aged for 52 months in a blend of Angel’s Envy, Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace barrels.


Other beers in the works to be released this year:

  • Earl Grey
  • Sunnychai’d Brown
  • Pomegranate & Honey
  • Drip Line Coffee Stout
  • Petite Sour Plum
  • Petite Sour Peach
  • Private Reserve Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout  – “Quarter Four” 2020

For more information about Crooked Stave, visit: http://www.crookedstave.com/

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