All the Stouts, Cans, and Foudres Fit to Print
Let’s do a bit of housekeeping real quick.
In 2014 Neshaminy Creek Brewing brewed 4552 barrels of beer, up from 2585 in 2013. A huge reason behind this is that in June of 2014 we started canning three of our year round offerings. Fast forward to today, and now all six year round beers are available in cans, and we’re really excited to announce that we’re again expanding our production capabilities and capacity at the brewery. In the coming months we’re adding an additional 480 barrels (11 tanks) of fermenaters and 180 barrels (four tanks) of lagering tanks that we’re hoping will help us catch up as well as expand into some new territories in the months to come. The next expansion will take about six months to complete and we’re really excited about what 2015 has in store!
That being said we’ve dramatically cut the amount of limited seasonal beers we’ll be producing until this expansion is complete. At the moment we should be brewing Leon, our Russian Imperial Stout brewed with marshmallow, graham crackers, and chocolate, but we may have to push 2015’s release back a month because of the needed production capacity for our year round beers like County Line IPA, J.A.W.N. Pale Ale, and Churchville Lager. We should have an update on that very shortly.
Right now our produciton is most certainly being dominated by our hoppy beers, and we’re excited to announce that the first canning run of Blitzkrieg Hops Double IPA is happening this week and you should start to see cases of this beer out in the market in the next two weeks. We will have 16oz/24 can cases available at the brewery this coming Friday, so stop on by and grab a fresh case, won’t you?
In addition to all that added fermentation and lagering capacity we’re expecting the arrival of three 45 hectoliter Foudres this week as well. Foudres are large oak barrels/vessels used for aging wine, and in our case, used for aging and souring beer. We’re super stoked to expand our sour and barrel aging program in the coming months and we hope you’re excited for all the stuff we’ve got coming out of barrels soon, which includes more Beast Infection Sour Ale (Tribute Tripel aged and soured in Port wine barrels), Creek De Garde (our French Biere De Garde aged and soured in Pinot Noir barrels), In the Midnight Sour (our Belgian Dubbel aged and soured in Chambourcin red wine barrels), and yet unnamed house table sour that we recently transfered into Chardonnay barrels. We’ve also got a host of great Bourbon aged beer like Leon RIS aged in Buffalo Trace Barrels, Rum barrel aged Neshaminator, Rum barrel aged Coconut Mudbank Milk Stout, and more!
And before you ask, The Shape of Hops to Come Imperial IPA will again be available in 16 ounce cans and draft starting July 1st, but we’ve got a ton of other rad beers to get to before that, so why not join us for the ride?
Thanks again for your support. Hope to share a pint with you in the Tap Room!