With four new beers, an addition to the year-round lineup and the debut of a new series, 2018 is already shaping up to be a busy year for Dallas-based Deep Ellum Brewing Co.
The releases actually start in December of this year, when fan favorite Oak Cliff Coffee Ale (7.5 percent ABV) will return to the brewery’s seasonal lineup after being discontinued in April 2016 and will remain on the market through February of 2018.
In March, the sour blonde ale Play Date will join the ranks of seven other year-round beers packaged in 12-ounce cans after previously being available packaged in 22-ounce bottles:
- Dallas Blonde — 5.2 percent ABV
- Deep Ellum IPA — 7 percent ABV
- Easy Peasy IPA — 5.2 percent ABV
- Neato Bandito — 6 percent ABV
- Dream Crusher — 9.5 percent ABV
- Deep Ellum Lager — 4.8 percent ABV
- Local Legend — 5.8 percent ABV
- Play Date — 5.4 percent ABV
Deep Ellum will also be adding two new month-specific releases in 2018—Bellman’s Bride and Vinous Ado—bring the total to six:
- Barrel Crusher barrel-aged double IPA aged barrels that previously held WhistlePig whiskey — January
- Cherry Chocolate Baltic Porter (draft only) — February
- Bellman’s Bride smoked barrel-aged brown ale — March
- Vinous Ado barrel-aged Belgian golden ale — April
- Barrel-Aged Four Swords Belgian quad — September
- Darkest Hour barrel-aged imperial stout — December
In addition, Deep Ellum White IPA (7.8 percent ABV) will continue to be available exclusively in the brewery’s mixed IPA Variety Pack that includes four each of three different 12-ounce cans available in fall and winter, while Deep Summer (4.8 percent ABV) is returning as well, but will only be found in the Summer Variety sampler 12-pack that will be available in spring and summer.
Deep Ellum will also introduce a new Barrel House Series, which will include two different debut beers: Barrel House Freak Flag American Sour Red Ale and Barrel House Brett Pale Ale.
- Deep Ellum Barrel House Freak Flag American Sour Red Ale
- Deep Ellum Barrel House Brett Pale Ale
Finally, fans of the brewery’s Numb Comfort barleywine will have to wait another year in order to “allow for longer aging in bourbon barrels,” according to a Facebook post.