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Rogue Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ale

Rogue Voodoo Donut Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ale

Rogue Ales’ first Voodoo Donuts collaboration, called Bacon Maple Ale, was met with… mixed reviews.

Their new collaboration however, called Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ale, sounds like it has some potential, as it aims to match Voodoo’s Memphis Mafia donut.

If you’d like to try to make your own, Rogue is using 2-Row, C-150, C-175, Carafoam Special II, and Chocolate Malts; Rogue Farms Revolution and Independent Hops; Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana extract; Pacman Yeast, and Free Range Coastal Water.

For those who just want to pick up a bottle and give it a try, this beer should be hitting store shelves soon, so keep an eye out for this donut inspired concoction.

[Rogue – Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ale]

SAVOR Flowers Video

Another group dipping their toe into the waters of beer video production is the Brewers Association and CraftBeer.com, which just debuted this look into The Making of SAVOR Flowers, a beer from the creative minds of Jim Koch (Samuel Adams) and Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head).

Savor Flowers

The beer itself was brewed using rose water distilled at Dogfish Head, experimental hops, jasmine, hibiscus, lavender and honey. It was then aged in tanks with a special tincture that was made in Barrel One, the barrel that helped start the extreme brewing movement when it was used in the first aging of Sam Adams Tripple Bock.

According to Jim: “Sam and I had a great time gathering these ingredients, and I am excited to collaborate with such an innovative brewer on this beer for SAVOR. Sam’s originality and imagination are endless—he came up with the creative idea of distilling rosewater for this brew. We share the same intense passion for pushing the conventional definition of what beer can be and we put that same passion into our beers.”

And according to Sam: “Jim is the godfather of craft beer, and he’s got unbelievable ideas about what beer can be, along with the knowledge and palate to make those crazy beer dreams come true. I am with him on his philosophy and thrilled to be working together on this groundbreaking brew. We share a commitment to elevating beer to its proper infinite height, as both a beverage and a pairing for food.”

Check out the video here:

[Via: Beervana]

Beer Gimmicks and Trends

Over at The Full Pint, Dan Becker has written a great post about the gimmicks and trends that are beginning to appear in the craft beer market.

Beer Gimmicks

These include corked and caged 750ml bottles, waxed 22oz bottles, canned beers, barrel aged beers, dry hopping, collaborations, limited releases, rye IPAs and black IPAs.

Back In Black IPA

While these don’t necessarily indicate the brewer is trying to cover up a bad beer with a good trick, it is good to know what to look out for when sizing up a beer, so you can be a smarter beer buyer.

[The Full Pint – Rundown of Craft Beer Gimmicks and Trends]