Founders Rübæus

Originally introduced in 2005, Founders Brewing Co. Rübæus Raspberry Ale is made by adding fresh raspberries at five separate stages in the brewing process. While the resulting brew is tart and sweet with fruit flavors, it is also quite expensive to produce, and the blend was discontinued in 2008 in favor of Cerise, which uses more economical — and easier to acquire — cherries.

Community Barrel-Aged Legion (Dec. 2014)

Appearing in early December, Barrel-Aged Legion is not the first foray into barrel aging for the now two-year-old Community Beer Co. of Dallas, Texas. In the past, the brewery has released limited barrel-aged versions of their spiced winter brew, Regalement, and their award-winning coffee porter, Ascension. This is in addition to Bourbon Barrel-Aged Glenstemmons, a somewhat more widely available treatment of a Scotch ale.

Hops & Grain Greenhouse IPA (Nov. 2014)

Hops & Grain Brewery is doing something very interesting with its IPA program, the Austin, Texas-based brewery changes its recipe every month. Spawned out of its Greenhouse program, which is their experimental beer line, the Greenhouse IPA cahnges the hops used in the dry-hopping process every month. They only produce 300 cases of each recipe a month, so it’s a frequently evolving, ever changing beer.

Brasserie St. James Daily Wages

Although it has only been open for a little over two years, Reno-based Brasserie St. James has already made a name for itself, having won Mid-Size Brewpub of the Year at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival. In addition, Brasserie St. James brewers Josh Watterson and Matt Watterson were named Mid-Size Brewers of the Year and three of its beers received medals: Daily Wages (gold), The Third Man (gold) and Bamberg Rauchbier (silver.)