Kiwi Rising, our Double India Pale Lager made with all New Zealand hops, will be available at the brewery this Thursday. Clocking in at 8.5% abv and 105 IBUS, this DIPL will be available in 500ml bottles and growlers. In addition, American Brewed will be on-site for the release to film for their upcoming TV pilot. Kiwi Rising will be distributed to all of our markets in MA, CT, VT and Upstate NY.
Our Cherry Barrel Aged Berliner Lager is now available at the brewery. Since July, we have been aging our Berliner Lager in oak barrels with three different fruits. The barrel aging allowed for the fruit and wild fermentation to add a new complexity to the beer. The cherry version will be available only at the brewery for tastings and 32oz growlers from 10/22 to 10/25.
Our Plum version will be available on 10/29 and there will be a blended version of cranberry, cherry and plum available 11/5. In addition to these fruit versions there is a Brettanomyces version that will be released at a later time.
This Wednesday, 10/15, we will be releasing our Cranberry Barrel Aged Berliner Lager. Since July, we have been aging our Berliner Lager in oak barrels with three different fruits. The barrel aging allowed for the fruit and wild fermentation to add a new complexity to the beer. The first release will be our cranberry version, which will be available only at the brewery for tastings and 32oz growlers.
Each of the next three weeks will see the release of a new variety. Cherry will be released on 10/22, Plum on 10/29 and there will be a blended version of all three available 11/5. In addition to these fruit versions there is a Brettanomyces version that will be released at a later time.
Named in honor of four weddings involving brewery staff, this is our 2nd take on a barrel aged lager wine. This 13% abv beer was brewed last winter and has been aged in bourbon barrels. While Bride Maker is the same style of beer as Baby Maker, the recipe was reworked. The main difference is the use of Special B malt to give it more color and body as well as notes of caramel, toffee and dark fruits. We feel that Bride Maker is a sweeter, more well rounded take on the style.
This Saturday we are having our hop picking event at the brewery from 10am-2pm. We need help picking all hops that we grow at the brewery, our parent’s farm, as well as some from local farms. These hops will be used for our Mom And Pop’s Wet Hop Beer.
For those that do not know what a wet hop beer is, it is when you brew with hops the same day they are picked. Once hops are picked, that either have to be brewed with that same day or dried and processed for later use. We make use of our locally grown hops and will be brewing with them as they are picked.
There are a lot of hops to pick and we need your help! Everyone that comes will get a certificate for a growler. You can come anytime during the event for as short or long as want. Every bit of help is appreciated.
Come join us at Rail Trail Flatbread Co. in Hudson on July 24th, starting at 7pm, for our 3rd Anniversary celebration. We will be putting 20 beers on tap for the event! Event Page.