Originally debuting in September 2015, Tallgrass Brewing Company’s Explorer Series is the brewery’s line of specialty beers that feature new ideas, flavors, and styles. With four beers in the current lineup, today Tallgrass announced four additional Explorer Series beers that will be available in early 2016 (descriptions are from Tallgrass):
- The Grizz: Fiercely hopped and weighing in at 9.5% ABV, The Grizz is an imperial IPA with a bright, juicy fruit-like aroma; strong citrus hop flavors and a dry finish. Available January—March.
- Sweet Tooth: A complex, candy-like Belgian dark strong ale boasting rich malt flavors and dark fruit notes wrapped in the savory-sweet interplay of a salted caramel. 9.2% ABV. Available February—March.
- Biere de Mars: A rare style. Traditionally brewed by French farmers in late winter or early spring for quick consumption, the Biere de Mars is smooth, malty and dry, with a toasty, toffee-like quality. 7.0% ABV. Available March—April.
- Raspberry Jam: A light and refreshing Berliner Weisse, with its crisp natural tartness balanced by the addition of raspberries. Sweet yet tart, with an ABV of 4.3%. Available April—July.
Explorer Series beers are packaged in four-packs of 12oz. cans. A sampler pack with one of each of the new beers will also be available in the April–June timeframe.
“This next wave of brews represents our love of experimenting with new hop combinations and enhancing big beers with unique flavor profiles,” Tallgrass founder and CEO Jeff Gill said in a press release. “It also marks our inaugural foray into mixed fermentation and highlights our passion for creating beers with interesting histories. After launching this series with several barrel-aged beers and a Russian Imperial Stout, we wanted to explore an even wider range of styles and flavors we love.”