Resurgent Quintuple

Replicant Shell announced a while back a new Resurgence Series, bringing lost beers back and coming in will be a Quintuple Blonde Ale.

Which, I do believe is from the late Five Threads Brewing in Westlake Village. Looks like a big and promising start to this series.

The Lair

I have been following craft beer long enough to have been through the high IBU wars and the high ABV battles so it is with a bit of nostalgia for tgat time that I post about New Holland Brewing’s Dragon’s Milk, Triple Mash a riff on their Dragon’s Milk line that I only just heard about recently.  It is a “rich 18.7% ABV Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout” that is released early in the beer calendar year.  And I like seeing that breweries are still going big.

Leaves of Oak

Brouwerij ‘t Verzet has a unique spin on an already unique beer style with their 10th Edition of Oud Bruin called, Oak Leaf.  

Here is the description, “Freshly harvested from a local forest just 500 meters from our brewery, our Oak Leaves are handpicked with care. These late summer leaves impart a woody taste and astringent mouthfeel that truly captures the essence of the season.

The wild yeasts that call these leaves home work their magic, fermenting the residual sugars in the beer and creating a symphony of complex, organic aromas.”


Seeing as how a N/A Parabola would not be the best course of action, Firestone Walker has made the much more logical choice of creating a non-alcoholic version of 805, with the clever insertion of the word Zero for the number Zero.

Could be a popular beer this summer, up and down the Central Coast.

Rasputin Goes Westward

Old Rasputin Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing is a classic of the style, but even a classic can change it up a little.

Back in April 2022, North Coast Brewing Company partnered with Westward Whiskey. “Single malt barrels were shipped to Fort Bragg and filled with Old Rasputin in August 2022. Now the results of our hard work have paid off, and we are proud to bring you a special offering: Our iconic Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout aged to perfection in Westward Whiskey Single Malt barrels!”

Don’t Be Scared…

…away by the last ingredient listed in the latest Stone Brewing One Batch Dispatch offering, Down the Rabbit Hole.

“Our Innovation Brewer Fritzi Lara Lino concocted this creation along with our Small Batch team using coffee, chocolate, strawberry… and mushrooms.”


Not too many beers are named after the glass you pour them into, but Super Bolleke (the bowl-shaped chalice in which beer is served) a collaboration from Ommegang with Brewery De Koninck from Antwerp, Belgium is.

The beer will be a Belgian-style amber ale (an imperial version of the classic Bolleke) that hits 7.8%-ABV.

First and Hazy

Usually for a collaboration, one brewery takes the lead with the label design and canning.  But sometimes, two beers come out of a collaboration.

Smog City and Ogopogo got together and now there are two IPAs out for craft beer fans to try…

  1. First Stride “a magical concoction bursting with enchanting flavors of ripe strawberries, juicy mangoes, and tangy grapefruits so incredible you’ll hardly believe it’s a West Coast IPA until that nice dank undertone hits you.”
  2. Hedorah Hazy IPA another mythical monster monikered beer from the San Gabriel brewery.