Saturday, April 9, 2011

Beer Label Releases and some Brewery Notes

Beer Label Releases and some Brewery Notes


New Holland Black Hatter and New Holland Farmhouse Hatter: (Holland, Mi)  These two brews were both approved for 22 oz. bottles. With the popularity of IPAs soaring, a lot of breweries are expanding their IPA lines with riffs off of the style. Making IPAs “black” or “Belgian-style” are two popular ways of doing that as we have seen. Wait for these...both breweries are making some wonderful brews! 

Shorts Brew - The Cure Is Released

(Bellaire, MI) – From the brewery’s Facebook page: “We bottled The Curl! It is an imperial pilsner made with maze and pilsen malt and “unbalanced” with Amarillo Hops (not typically used in a pilsner). The result is a clean, delicious beer that is brilliantly clear and lightly carbonated. A perfect springtime beer and one of our in-house favorites! Look for it to hit stores soon!”
Beer description via the brewery website: “One of the first Imperial beers made at Short’s, this American Pilsner has an appealing clear, bright, golden straw color. Faint esters of fresh baked bread and grain aromas precede the flavor resulting from the abundance of flake maize used in this recipe. Hefty doses of hops create a pronounced dryness that seamlessly blends with the crisp, clean finish.”
According to that Facebook page, this was the brewery’s first-ever beer released in bottles (at the time, 750s). This is new artwork though. Website:

Midnight Sun Brewing - Mammoth Extra Stout.


Midnight Sun Brewing Co. (Anchorage, AK) – Midnight Sun Brewing brings back an old brew in Mammoth Extra Stout.
The beer is available “in glasses, growlers and kegs” according to the brewery’s website but not yet in 22 oz. bottles (though soon).

Dark and full-bodied, Mammoth Extra Stout boasts a rich melange of flavors, including chocolate, caramel, coffee and nut. Huge portions of pale and specialty malts give this mammoth brew a complex yet exceptionally smooth palate. Hops provide balance without overpowering the chewy malt profile.

7.8 % Alcohol By Volume
50 International Bittering Units (IBUs)
Malt: Pale Two-row, Special B, Biscuit, Black, Roasted Barley
Hops: Magnum, Fuggles

AK – 22-oz bottles and draft (year-round)
WA, ID, OR, CA – 22-oz bottles (year-round)

Lumberyard Brewing Co - Red Rock Raspberry Ale....Approved

Lumberyard Brewing Co. (Flagstaff, AZ.)

Penobscot  -Humble B Lager

Penobscot Bay Brewery (Winterport, Ma.) - This is to be brewed with honey and ginger, and will be available in the 22 oz. bottle size. Website:

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