The Fruit-Full Limited Beer Releases You Need to Try This June

In this month’s ExtravaCANza, we look at hot new brews from Angry Orchard, EQ Brewery, and more.

Release: May

Dear Brittany

ABV: 7.5%

Style: Keeved cider

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Flavor: Soft tannins, juicy acidity, ripe apple with earthy undertones.

Notes: A love letter to coastal France, made with the bittersweet apples the for which the region is known. A completely different cider from the 2016 run of Dear Brittany.

Where to Get It: Angry Orchard in Walden.

Availability: $22 per bottle, no limits.


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Release: June 16

Dream Wave Fluctuation

ABV: 8.1%

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Style: DIPA

Flavor: Aromas of passion fruit, peach, lactose, and pineapple. Bright, creamy, tropical flavors.

Notes: Equilibrium Brewery’s collaboration with Other Half Brewing in Brooklyn. A fusion of EQ’s Fluctuation and Other Half’s Dream, with an aggressive dry hop of Galaxy and Citra.

Where to Get It: EQ Brewery in Middletown.

Availability: $20/4-pack. Limit 1 case per person.



ARE YOU GUYS READY TO PARTY // MERKEL MONTMORENCY TREAT // I’m psyched for this weekend. As a little anniversary weekend treat, we will be selling Merkel 2017 Montmorency to-go out of our tasting room starting Friday (6/22). We used montmorency cherries for the 2016 batch of merkel, but the 2017 vintage utilizes a dark and malty base beer (general store), which really helps balance and compliment this cherry varietal. Teeming with aromas/flavors of strawberry jam, dried cranberry, hay loft, cinnamon and marzipan. It doesn’t get much better than this little twanger, folks. Limit 3 bottles per person. Let’s have a beer together tomorrow (Friday from 5-9pm at Henry Hudson riverfront Park in Hudson)! We will be closing the tasting room tomorrow at 4 pm SHARP!

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Release: June 22


ABV: 5%

Style: Country beer

Flavor: Aromas and flavors of strawberry jam, dried cranberry, hay loft, cinnamon, and marzipan.

Notes: Brewed with Montmorency cherries, the 2017 incarnation of this brew is darker and maltier to balance out the sour cherry flavors. (P.S. Happy 2nd anniversary, Suarez!)

Where to Get It: Suarez Family Brewery tasting room in Hudson.

Availability: $15/bottle. Limit 3 bottles per person.




Release: June 29


ABV: 6.0%

Style: NY Farmhouse IPA

Flavor: Aroma of rustic farmhouse ale. Orange and mango flavors.

Notes: Part of Newburgh Brewing Company’s ongoing Boss series, BarnBoss is a collaboration with Plan Bee Farm Brewery, who contributed their wild house yeast strain to the brew. This beer also features malt from Hudson Valley Malt and hops from Crooked Creek Hops in the Finger Lakes region for further New York flavor.

Where to Get It: NBC taproom, Plan Bee Farm Brewery farm stand, limited distribution in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and upstate New York starting middle of July.

Availability: 16 oz cans, $15/4-pack, $84 case, no limits.

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