Join us January, 20th from 6-9 pm at the Capital City Gastropub where we will be pairing four beers with dry-rubbed smoked chicken wings.
We will be opening special holiday hours tomorrow, 11/25, from 12-8pm. Growlers and bottles will be available but we will not be pouring pints or samples. We will be open with our normal hours and services on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 12-8pm. We will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving.
Tomorrow we are releasing Lager Ness Monster, a new 15% Imperial Baltic Porter. This beer started with the same recipe as our Framinghammer Baltic Porter, but with a twist. During the first stage of the brewing process we mix hot water with our malted grains in our Mash Tun to extract the sugars from the grain that will later be fermented into alcohol. The resulting liquid from this process is called wort. For Lager Ness Monster we did this process once, then we refilled the Mash Tun with more grain. This second time, instead of using water to mix with the grain, we re-used our wort from the first batch and concentrated it. This allowed the wort to pick up more sugar than our normal process would allow, resulting in a 15% abv monster! This beer was brewed last spring and has been aging in bourbon barrels since. Come by the brewery tomorrow to try Lager Ness Monster.
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.