In 2004, Kuhnhenn released what it calls an "Experimental High-Gravity Fruit Beer" for the first time. Dubbed Raspberry Eisbock, the lager-style beer comes in at an astounding 15.5 percent ABV, and is brewed with both fresh raspberries as well as raspberry juice sourced from the brewery's home state of Michigan. Interestingly, the brewery produces another beer in the same vein: Blueberry Eisbock (15.5 percent ABV), which was first released in 2013, also in 375ml bottles.
Walk into any brewery, tap room or bottle shop today and you will over hear a lot of similar conversations. Enthusiastic discussions about the latest hop bomb to hit the shelves, the limited release sour that is going on sale soon or something about a massive beer that spent years in a barrel somewhere. If you glance up at the tap list it will most likely reflect the same beers that are being discussed on the bar stools. A visit to the home of most beer nerds will likely results in a collection of the above mentioned beers. Generally missing from all of these scenarios would be one of the most quintessential and classic beer styles around.
If you have ever wanted to drink a craft beer while looking like a vagabond, To Øl has just the beer for you. In early 2014, the Denmark-based brewery first released the appropriately named Brown Paper Bag, which features a green 375ml bottle packaged in an actual brown paper bag that twists closed at the top.