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.
This hopbock lager balances an assertive Munich Malt character with an infusion of Super Styrian, Columbus and Palisades hops. It’s full-bodied and malty with a hop aroma that’s both spicy and piney. The lager’s beautiful amber hue takes after our head brewer’s luscious lashes. Lashes Lager uses locally sourced grain.
OG 16 Plato / IBUs 50 / ABV 6.8%
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.