10 Beers to Try in 2018
A new year means a new line up of beers from breweries across the country. A few weeks ago we took a look at craft beer trends we expect to see in 2018. With the initial announcements of 2018 releases, it’s clear that a lot those trends are already looking popular in 2018. Here are 10 of our ‘New Beers to Try in 2018,’ from breweries currently using OrchestratedBEER.
The Bruery – PB & Jelly Thursday
PB & Jelly Thursday is a new release and part of The Bruery’s Reserve Society, where members have access to this Thursday version, originally inspired by their Black Tuesday. This version is slightly different than what they released last year, which was a PB only version, though this year they included an addition of boysenberries to make this a true peanut butter and jelly stout.
Style: Imperial Stout
Left Hand Brewing – Chai Milk Stout Nitro
Left Hand is known for their Nitro Milk Stouts, but the early 2018 seasonal release will be a Chai style version, available only in cans. In addition, Chai Milk Stout is one of two nitro cans to make the list, so it looks like it’s trend to watch in 2018.
Style: Milk Stout
Cascade Brewing – Melonious Blonde
Cascade’s release of this Blond and Wheat Ale blend will be their first limited release of 2018. Barrel aged for 12 months with Northwest grown cantaloupe and summer kiss melons, this March release will be perfect to get you ready for Spring.
Firestone Walker Brewing – Merlin Milk Stout Nitro
So this isn’t exactly a new beer from Firestone Walker, however, it marks the first time that their Merlin Milk Stout Nitro will be available in cans. This change in packaging elevates this beer from being a tap only exclusive to now being available in your beer fridge.
Style: Milk Stout
Odell Brewing – Settle Down Brown
Odell Brewing is adding another seasonal to their list this winter. Their Settle Down Brown is the perfect addition to Odell’s already impressive collection. Coming in at 6.5%, it’s the perfect beer to settle down with on a chilly winter day.
Style: Brown Ale
Terrapin Beer Co. – Beyond the Galaxy
Beyond the Galaxy is Terrapin’s newest seasonal release, replacing their well known Mosaic IPA. This single hop IPA features, you guessed it, Galaxy hops.
Buoy Beer Co. – Love, Lost at Sea
Love, Lost at Sea, will be part of a small batch series launched by Buoy. This wax dipped Barleywine was aged in whiskey barrels for 5 months, marking the start of Buoy’s new barrel aging program.
Melvin Brewing & Rhinegeist – Experimental J-Hole
A collaboration by our friends at Melvin and Rhinegeist, this Red IPA is the perfect blend of both breweries. Melvin has expanded their collaboration program over the course of the past year, and we expect this to be a continued trend throughout 2018.
Style: Red IPA
Other Half Brewing – Oh… Forever
A DIPA version of their IPA Oh.., this 8.5% beer features Citra, Galaxy, Motueka and Citra Lupulin Powder. As an added bonus, they are also getting ready to release a tone downed version of their Double Mosaic Dream, taking that beer from a DIPA to a slightly more tame IPA.
Heavy Seas Beer – AmeriCannon
This Pale Ale from Heavy Seas is one they are adding to their year-round collection. The beer also features Simcoe lupulin hop powder, a trend we also talked about with Other Half. This new hop formula is making the rounds and offers a different way of extracting the flavor from hops, by concentrating the lupulin in a powder. This brew is the first time Heavy Seas has used this process, and we expect to see more breweries jumping on the trend.
Style: Pale Ale
Reserve Society members are in for a treat. A peanut butter and jelly flavored treat! PB & Jelly Thursday, our lunch-time inspired Black Tuesday variant, is available to club members next January. Sign up before CA memberships close this Sunday: https://t.co/X8EK9p980i pic.twitter.com/nGgwatZP8F
— The Bruery® (@TheBruery) December 7, 2017
Our 2018 Beer Lineup is here! Juicy Goodness dry-hopped golden ale, Left Hand IPA, Death Before Disco porter and Colorful Colorado pale ale will all be NEW year-round beers. Not to mention new seasonals & limited releases like Chai Milk Stout Nitro. pic.twitter.com/jGTdTSZKvz
— Left Hand Brewing Co (@LeftHandBrewing) December 1, 2017
Master the surge pour & enjoy the cascade! Our first-ever canned nitro beer releases tomorrow, so stop by & grab a sixpack of Nitro Merlin Milk Stout to master the surge pour yourself. #nitrobeer #MasterTheSurgePour #milkstout #nowidget pic.twitter.com/qs656KuDkX
— Firestone Walker (@FirestoneWalker) January 5, 2018
In the winter months, somewhere between ‘work hard’ and ‘play hard’, are those moments when you can sit back, relax, and settle in. It’s moments like these that inspired us to create Settle Down Brown. #cozylife #americanbrown #odellbrewing pic.twitter.com/j6kamqv0R0
— Odell Brewing Co (@OdellBrewing) January 4, 2018