Gimme, Gimme, Gimme….I Need Some More
Alright, time to get everyone up to speed on all things Neshaminy Creek Brewing, and most importantly, beer, and new beer releases!
Since the completion of our recent brewhouse expansion from a two vessel to a four vessel system we’ve ramped up our production considerably. We’re now tipping the 500 BBL a week mark quite regularily, and plan on pushing that a bit upwards with a few tweaks here and there. Ultimately, if there’s one thing we learned during this entire process, it’s that working with new and old equipment always makes for an interesting learning curve, but ultimatley I’m really excited about the liquid we’re turning out right now.
For starters, if you haven’t noticed we’ve released a lot of what we feel are true to style German beers the past month and a half in Passive Thougt Kölsch, Dummes Dunkel, Tamanend Helles, and Ziegemeister Maibock. All of these are available for the first time in cans, and we’re really excited about the feedback we’ve gotten from these beers. At the moment the Passive Thought cans are sold out, and there are limited Dummes Dunkel and Ziegemeister Maibock cans left as well. All three of those are only available at the brewery, and Tamanend Helles was shipped to distribution for the first time ever last week, so that’ll start popping up in your favorite craft beer shop shortly.
Coming up very soon we’e got a slew of new beers and releases that we’re pretty sure you won’t want to miss.
First up we’ve got a special beer brewed for Philly Beer Week in partnership with our friends from Fruitwood Orchards called Bee(r) School. This 5% ABV Wheat Pale Ale brewed with Fruitwood Orchards orange blossom honey, malted wheat, and hopped with Azacca, El Dorado, Lemondrop and Mandarina Bavaria hops is bursting at the seems with huge notes of pear, kiwi, and lemon meringue pie. Fermented with a special blend of Norwegian ‘farmhouse’ yeast called Kveik, specifically a two strain Hornindal blend known for it’s tropical and stone fruit character, we couldn’t think of a better beer to release just in Philly Beer Week and the warm Summer nights to come. The end result is citrus, peach, and apricot explosion that’s reminiscent of driving around an orange farm in Florida or a peach grove in Georgia on a warm Spring day. Easy to drink would be an understatement.
With help from our exclusive retail parnter in this project, Whole Foods, proceeds from the sale of Bee(r) School are being donated to the Kutztown-based Rodale Institute who specializes in organic farming research. 16 ounce can 4-packs and growler fills will be available in all 8 Southeastern Pennsylvania locations and the Croydon Tap Room and Jenkintown Borough Brewhouse. Look for it at Philly Beer Week Opening Tap Friday, June 1st at The Filmore as well.
Four-packs on sale at either Neshaminy Creek location starting Thursday, May 31st at 5PM with be two per customer limit, and are $12 each. We will only have about 25 cases between our Jenkintown and Croydon locations with rest only being available at participating SEPA Whole Foods locations.
With Summer fast approaching we figured it was probably a good time for the return of Coffee J.A.W.N. Pale Ale as well.
Coffee J.A.W.N, our American Pale Ale dry hopped with Nugget and Zythos hops and conditioned on a boatload of Rise Up Breakfast Blend organic coffee will be hitting stores and taps in June, this time with wider 12 ounce can distribution than our 2017 release. This is a one time drop, so grab it while you can!
Also in June we’re releasing Opposite Reaction IPA, an unfiltered NEIPA brewed with Moroccan Sweet Orange Peel, Lemongrass, Orange Bitters, and DDH with Citra, Denali, Amarillo, and Mandarina Bavaria. The emphasis is on whirlpool and dry hopping along with huge citrus notes from the Lemongrass, Orange Peel, and Bitters to go along with the moderate and still crushable 6% ABV. Opposite Reaction will only be available on draft at your favorite craft beer watering hole, with limited 16 ounce can 4-packs available at the brewery Tap Room and Jenkintown Borough Brewhouse.
Not to be outdone, our favorite Bourbon barrel aged Stout is making it’s return just before the start of Summer as well. More details soon, but the 2018 BBA version of Leon Russian Imperial Stout was just sampled from barrels and a blend is being racked into stainless at the end of the week. Be on the lookout for the announcement of this Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon barrel aged release very soon.
While it certainly would make sense to include it with this post about all these new beers, we’re saving all the info and tidbits about our 6th Anniversary release for it’s own post. But, I can tell you that this will be our first Anniversary release ever in a can, and these 16 ounce 4-packs will be limited to two 4-packs per customer and available on June 9th at our 6th Anniversary throwdown. More details very soon.