The Brewery Will Release Sugar Leaf and Wake Up in the Future at This Year’s Holiday Market
on November 24th; Turbo Boost Multiball Returns in December
Washington, DC — November 2018 — DC Brau’s production team has been busy this fall getting ready for not one, but three new beers, to release this month with two more planned for December. Following the release of Alpha Domina Mellis earlier this month, the brewery will be debuting a barrel-aged Imperial Russian Stout, called Wake Up in the Future, and a Hazy IPA dubbed Sugar Leaf at its annual Holiday Market on Small Business Saturday, November 24th.
“One of the most anticipated benefits of our new brewhouse was having the freedom to create and craft spontaneous one-off brews that showcased our creativity,” says Brandon Skall, CEO & co-founder of DC Brau. “We’re excited to see this dream realized, and can’t wait for everyone to taste these beers!”
Just in time for the colder, festive season, Wake Up in the Future is a hefty Imperial Russian Stout aged for nine months in Wheated Bourbon Barrels at the brewery. Crushing amounts of chocolate malts and character from the barrel bring this prodigal stout home at 15.5% ABV. Wake Up in the Future’s concentrated nose of raisin, orange marmalade, and black strap molasses gives way to a palate of roasted cacao, malted milk balls, and decadent Dutch chocolate interspersed through layers of toffee and vanilla. Thick and silky with a smooth, yet warming impression, this is a gem enjoyed now…or in the future. Launching at the brewery’s annual Holiday Market on November 24th, Wake Up in the Future will be available exclusively at the brewery in single 16oz cans and on draft.
Sugar Leaf is Brewmaster Jeff Hancock’s take on a “Hazy” IPA for all the Haze-Heads out there. While not as hazy as other offerings, the beer has an attractive light golden color brimming with ample aromas of tropical honeydew, grapefruit, strawberry, pine and lemon. Incorporating a mix of Herkules extract, Mosaic, Wai-iti, Huell Melon, Flaconer Flight, and Azacca hops with Pale 2-row malts and 1056 American Ale yeast, Sugar Leaf delivers a solid bitterness akin to levels of The Public Pale Ale with only 5.6% ABV. Officially releasing on Small Business Saturday, Sugar Leaf will be available in 16oz cans (4-packs) and on draft in Boston, DC and Philadelphia markets only.
Earlier this month, the brewery released the sixth iteration of its seasonal Alpha Domina Mellis (ADM). This year’s version — available for the first time in cans — is a double dry hopped Hazy IPA that incorporates gallons of wildflower honey from Burnside Farms in Haymarket, Virginia, along with Proximity base malt, flaked barley, flaked oats and acidulated malt (for natural pH adjustment), and a combination of six different hops and extract. Clocking in with a 9.7% ABV, ADM 6 is a deep golden ale with a heavy pungent and punchy aroma with notes of grapefruit, mango, guava and pineapple along with a light bitterness on the palate without the “hop burn” on the throat. ADM is available in 16oz cans (4-packs) as well as on draft in all markets (DC, VA, MD, Philly, Boston & NY).
The brewery has plans to re-release its popular Turbo Boost Multiball experimental IPA in various markets along with a Keller Pils, which will only be available at the brewery, in early December 2018.
About DC Brau
When co-founders Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock opened the doors to their brewery in 2011 on Bladensburg Road in NE Washington, DC Brau Brewing Company became the first packaging brewery inside the District of Columbia since 1956. DC Brau’s signature brews include: The Public (Pale Ale), The Corruption (IPA), The Citizen (Belgian-style Ale), Brau Pils (German-style Pilsner), and Penn Quarter Porter (Robust Porter), with seasonal and special brews available throughout the year including the award-winning On the Wings of Armageddon (Double IPA). For more information on DC Brau, visit www.dcbrau.com, and follow on social media @dcbrau.
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