Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee

In May 2014, the Firestone Walker Brewing Company announced that its Stickee Monkee beer would be returning, this time in bottles. According to a press release, which featured the line, "Hey, Hey it's the Monkee," the name of the beer is a mishmash of the Sticky Monkey flower, which blooms along California's Central Coast, a nod to Belgian monks and fanciful spelling apparently inspired by the pop music group The Monkees.

Twisted Pine Cucumber Cream Ale

In May of 2013, Twisted Pine Brewing Co. out of Boulder, Colo. released the second beer in its Farm to Foam series, Cucumber Cream Ale.

Twisted Pine began the Farm to Foam series last year as “a tribute to the sustainable spirit of Colorado.” With that in mind, each of the ingredients used for the beers in the series are sourced from inside the state of Colorado.

Bell’s Mars The Bringer of War

In August Bell’s Brewery Inc. released the first beer in a new limited production line the company is doing based off off Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite called The Planets. Was a band nerd in high school and college, The Planets was one of my favorite performances we did. The first beer, a double India pale ale, is called Mars, The Bringer of War which is name of the first movement of Holst’s suite. Each new beer will be released every two months until the series concludes in 2015.

Avery Samael’s Oak-Aged Ale Batch No.10 2014

In 2005 Avery Brewing Co. introduced The Demons of Ale series—a yearly limited production release of three bold brews, each sporting a devilishly high alcohol content of 15-17 percent, giving it a suggested cellarability of over ten years. The three beers are released throughout the year—Samael's Oak-Aged Ale in April, The Beast Grand Cru in August and Mephistopheles Stout in December.

Lakewood Mole Temptress

Dallas, Texas-based Lakewood Brewing Co.'s Temptress milk stout has become a local favorite for its combination of consistency, great flavor and affordable price. Starting in early 2013, Lakewood decided to release its Seduction Series, which are variations of the Temptress milk stout that use different adjuncts to enhance the flavors of the base beer.

Deschutes to Begin Distribution to Washington D.C. Area

Looking to expand the company's eastern reach, the Deschutes Brewery out of Bend, Ore. announced today its intent to begin distribution to the greater Washington D.C. area. Currently the sixth largest craft brewery in America, according to rankings published by the Brewers Association in 2013, Deschutes has signed on with the Reyes Beverage Group and will work with subsidiaries Premium Distributors of Virginia and Premium Distributors of Washington D.C. to deliver both year-round and seasonal products to the region.