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New Beers and Now Availables (February 14, 2017 Edition)

Welcome to a new weekly(?) feature here at DCBeer.com. In an effort to keep readers informed about the newest beers (local and otherwise) appearing in the market and on beer menus, we'll be sharing the beer submissions we get from breweries and brewpubs. These may be brand new beers or they may be beers returning to rotations (e.g., seasonals, limited releases), or they may be one-offs. Notably, this list isn't comprehensive, but really how could it be? It relies on submissions from breweries. Are you a brewery with a beer you'd like to see here? Use our form. Cheers and thanks for reading! 

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Brewery Name: Bluejacket & Great Raft
Beer Name: It's Me, Not You (American Pale Ale-5.40%)
Beer Description: A crushable, uber-hopped pale ale brewed in collaboration with our friends at Great Raft Brewing Company (Shreveport, LA). Brewed & double dry-hopped with El Dorado & Citra (7 pounds per barrel in all!) for bold tangerine & strawberry hop aromas + a soft bitterness on the palate.
Release Date: 2/14/2017
Format: Draft, 750mL Bottles
Availability: Brewery/Brewpub Only (Bluejacket), Select On-Premise Accounts (Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, Iron Gate, Red Apron Union Market, Red Apron Burger Bar, Partisan, Hazel, Eat Bar, Owen's Ordinary). This will also be available in NOLA at The Avenue Pub, beginning with an event on 2-19-17.

Brewery Name: Bluejacket
Beer Name: Full Fathom Five (Double IPA-8.0 %)
Beer Description: An Imperial IPA teeming with aromatic hop intensity. Brewed exclusively with Galaxy & Citra hops (at a rate of 8 pounds per barrel), Full Fathom Five is vibrantly citric, with loads of tropical fruit and gentle grassy notes in the nose.
Release Date: 2/12/2017
Format: Draft, 750mL Bottles
Availability: Brewery/Brewpub Only, Select On-Premise Accounts

Brewery Name: Bluejacket
Beer Name: Rag Mama Rag (Triple IPA-11.0 %)
Beer Description: 
A Triple IPA with huge hop additions of Falconer's Flight, Mosaic & Galaxy in boil & whirlpool + massive dry-hopping. Rag Mama Rag is hopped with 12 pounds per barrel in total, and shows huge dank, earthy & resinous aromas intertwined with notes of tropical fruit & citrus.
Release Date: 2/12/2017
Format: Draft, 750mL Bottles
Availability: Brewery/Brewpub Only, Select On-Premise Accounts

Brewery Name: Heavy Seas Beer
Beer Name: The Alpha Effect (Hazy IPA-7)
Beer Description: With a lightning strike of exotic hops, the Alpha Effect is a hazy and dank IPA thundering with juicy hop aroma and flavor. With a hefty 7%, the Alpha Effect has enough malt to balance the ridiculous amount of hops we used to create this category 5 monster. Hazy, but never muddy, this is an expertly brewed IPA. Take cover, the Alpha Effect is in effect!
Release Date: 3/1/2017
Format: Draft, 12oz Bottles, Growler Fills at Brewery/Brewpub
Availability: Broad On- and Off-Premise Release

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Brewery Name: Denizens Brewing Co.
Beer Name: Sex Panther (India Black Lager-6.2)
Beer Description: This lager is black in color with little to no levels of roast characteristics, similar to a European schwarzbier; however, we slightly boosted the ABV and hopped the lager at the rate of an American IPA. The clean fermentation characteristic allows for the hops and malts to be showcased over a blank canvas. Notes of guava, pine, and citrus dominate the flavor profile, with some malt character to balance the hops.
Release Date: 2/13/2017
Format: Draft
Availability: Brewery/Brewpub Only, Select On-Premise Accounts

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