GoodLife Brewing in Bend, Oregon, released their beer calendar for 2018, and I’m happy to see some new arrivals to bottles, as well as a new year round canned beer, show up for the year.
Comatose Imperial IPA joins the year round lineup in 12-ounce cans. And almost all of the bottled beers are appearing in bottles for the first time this year which is exciting to see.
Here’s the accompanying press release:
A new year, brings new goals and new beers. 2017 was definitely the hardest year yet for GoodLife Brewing with the loss of Curt Plants, but we know he’ll be proud of what we have coming out for you in 2018. We’ve revamped a few things for this year and we’re excited to announce that we will be adding more packaged beer for 2018.
One of the new additions for 2018 is the introduction of the HighCamp Bottle Series, which will feature both year-round and seasonal offerings in 500ml bottles. We are going to continue bottling Comatose Imperial IPA and will be adding Pass Stout and Evil Sister Double IPA to the year-round bottling lineup starting in April. Evil Sister Double IPA has been a long time favorite of our employees but we’ve only been able to brew it once a year for the last 4 years due to tank space and needing more ingredients for it. We made sure to procure enough ingredients so that we’ll be able to share it all year with you. The seasonal HighCamp Bottle’s will be: RedSide India Red Ale available April-July, 29’er Brown Ale available August-November, and Puffy Coat Porter available December-March.
Adding to our year-round arsenal of cans that used to be called our Flagship Series, which is now dubbed the TrailHead Can Series, Comatose Imperial IPA will be the newest edition. Comatose will be available year-round in a 12oz 6 pack, which will be one of the highlights of the year for us. We’ve done away with Tie One On Session ale but will continue canning Wildland Session Ale in the summer and Mountain Rescue Session Ale in the winter.
When asked about 2018, GoodLife Brewing’s Owner Ty Barnett said “2018 looks to be a breakout year for us here at GoodLife Brewing. After a hard year with the loss of Co-Owner and Brew Master Curt Plants, we have been working hard to build a great team, along with some restructuring in the company. We have a plan to grow 15%-20% this year, which is being helped in part by interest after our GABF Gold Medal for Sweet As! We have begun opening up additional distribution in California and Chicago with other markets in planning for this year. We also are launching our newest six pack can, the long anticipated Comatose Imperial IPA will be available in 6 packs starting in March. Our loyal fans have been asking for years when we are going to can Comatose. Well the wait is finally over. Look for Comatose to hit shelves Oregon wide this spring!”
The distribution to Chicago is interesting and makes me wonder what the story there (skipping over quite a few midwest states to get there). And I haven’t seen any news on when/if the Secret Stash series is coming back for 2018, though they do have scheduled a Secret Stash Hazy IPA for February through April so that might fill the slot.