Scream for More Lagers
It would be easy to think that with all the Double IPA and barrel aged sours and stout brewery only releases we’ve had lately that maybe, just maybe Neshaminy Creek was moving away from our ‘bread and butter’….LAGERS.
You’d be oh, so very mistaken.
At the moment Neshaminy Creek Brewing has seven lagers currently in some stage of fermentation or cellaring/lagering; five more than our year round beers Trauger Pilsner and Churchville Lager.
In case you’re unfamiliar, Churchville Lager is our 2013 Gold Medal Vienna-style amber lager available on draft and in 12 oz. can cases. Trauger Pilsner, our traditional German-style Pilsner has in the past been awarded Joe Sixpack’s Beer of the Year (2012), Philly Beer Scene Lager of the Year (2015), and just recently received the highest rating by Craft Beer & Brewing magazine in their Pilsner issue (on news stands now).
With all of that ‘lager love’ we jokingly call Neshaminy Creek and Croydon ‘Lager City’, and we’re excited to announce the release of a few more lagers that will be available exclusively in our Tap Room or limited distribution in SEPA.
Next month will see the debut of two brand new lagers at Neshaminy Creek, and we’ve got a really fun night lined up to celebrate their release. The first is a small batch, brewery draft Tap Room only release of a new Pilsner called Run to the Pils. This 5.2% ABV straw yellow pale lager is crisp, dry, and dry hopped with Mandarina Bavaria hops giving it a ton of lemon zest and citrus aroma that’s absolutely crushable. The second beer is Scream for Me Dortmunder, a 5.4% pale lager brewed in the Export style it’s namesake is known, and will be available on draft in our Tap Room, select draft accounts in the area, and can cases at the brewery. Our resident artist JP Flexner has come up with some amazing artwork for the can labels and we’ll only making 50 cases available upon release.
Yes, those names are Iron Maiden references. Run to the Pils is an obvious homage to one of Maiden’s best know songs, and Scream for Me Dortmunder is a play on some band/crowd banter from Maiden’s 1983 live set in Dortmund, Germany where Bruce eagerly asks for the crowd’s participation in the only way Bruce Dickinson knows how. “Scream for me…” has become a trademark for Dickinson for every city Maiden plays, but in this case it works perfectly with one our favorite cities and styles of beer. Checkout Bruce doing his thing at the 15:18 mark in the video below:
To celebrate the occasion the fine fellas from Stainless Maiden, 2016’s Philly Beer Scene Battle of the Band champions and Broken Goblet Brewing’s resident ‘house band’, will be playing a set of your favorite Maiden songs and we’ll be showing the 1983 Live in Dortmund show on the big screen in the Tap Room as well. Friday, August 19th, music starts at 8PM, and be ready to rock!
Right around the corner brings us to our annual Oktoberfest celebration at the brewery and the release of Creekfestbier, our annual German Marzenbier. Creekfestbier will be available this year for the first time in cans and we’re celebrating with brats, sauerkraut, pretzels, and the Philadelphia German Brass Band on Saturday, October 1st!
We’ll also have another lager available in time for Oktoberfest. Croydon is Burning is a 5.7% ABV amber German Rauch lager created by the talents and love of Bamberg inspired smoke beers by our Lead Brewer, Jason Ranck, and Lab Manger Erik Walp. This amber lager was brewed with a huge amount of Weyermann smoked Beechwood malt along with some Munich malt for a smooth, smokey flavor laid on top of a toasted, chewy backdrop. If you like smoke beers, you won’t want to miss this brew!
And last but not least, we’re stoked to start pouring our first Munich-style Dunkel lager this fall as well. Dummes Dunkel, our 5.6% ABV Munich-style Dunkel lager is insanely drinkable, with notes of chocolate and a hint of roast in the aroma and flavor, rounded out by toffee, toasted bread, and hints of chewy biscuit as well.
That’s a lot of lagers!
FYI, we have two new IPA can releases coming up in August and September, a new dark Belgian sour called Half Truth in September as well, and the annual return of Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen and Punkless Dunkel on the horizon as well.
You could say we’re keeping pretty busy.