Monday, January 19, 2009

Pennichuck Seasonal Releases

Pennichuck just sent out an email (their third today -- kudos to those guys for joining the digital age) which listed the release dates of their seasonal brews. Here's what you need to know:

Currently available in 22oz, 1/6BBL & 1/2BBL kegs are;

Halligan IPA

Fireman’s Pail Ale

BackDraft Chocolate Porter

Currently available in 1 Liter Swing-tops, 1/6BBL & 1/2BBL kegs are;

2008 Bagpiper’s Scottish Ale

2008 Pompier English-Style Barleywine

2008 Pozharnik Espresso Russian Imperial Stout

Seasonal Release - Jan. 28th in 1 Liter Swing-tops, 1/6BBL & 1/2BBL kegs;

Saint Florian’s Doppelbock

Just in time for Easter, this seasonal beer was created by the Belgian Monks. This 7% ABV doppelbock has a very well balanced malt and hop profile. Aromas are a sweet doughy caramel and fruity notes. Taste is of fruit and earth with a sweet caramel malt and low hop bitterness with a slightly fruity ester that shows through the carbonation.

Seasonal Release – Feb. 20th

Chief’s Imperial IPA (New for 2009)

This American Imperial IPA is planned to reach 10% ABV and 100 IBU’s. Malts are of Crystal 40, White Wheat and Aromatic Malt. Hops are Columbia, Willamette and Cascade and dry hopped with Cascade. Packaging will be 12/22oz, 1/6BBL and 1/2BBL kegs.

The five crossed bugles in the brand image represent the rank insignia for a Fire Chief.

Seasonal Release – May/09

R├╝stwagen Hefeweizen (New for 2009)

This is planned to be a traditional unfiltered German Wheat beer seasonal offering that will return each May. R├╝stwagen is the German for Rescue Truck and is a continuation of our Firefighter theme. Stay tuned for additional information as we begin formulating the recipe and near the April brewing schedule.

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