New year is a good time for a new beer. Our latest keg-only release is “Farmhouse Pale Ale”, a beer shamelessly inspired by the flagship beer of Oxbow, a small farmhouse brewery in Maine, USA. Last year I spent a few days in Maine as our importer, Shelton Brothers, were hosting their annual “The Festival” in Portland. I must have tried a hundred different beers there but the one beer that stood clear in my mind when I got home was Oxbow’s Farmhouse Pale Ale.
As always it has been a long tiome since my last blog. What can I say, I have been too busy procrastinating...
We haven't been lazy though and have 3 new beers rolling out this week:
Semiconductor - a 4.4% Session IPA brewed with a blend of US and NZ hops (Keg only)
Sæson - a Saison aged with Brettanomyces for one year in Chardonnay Barrels from Grove Mill Winery (Keg only, bottles coming in a couple of months).
Fresh Hopwired 2013
Ahh, it is that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder and the leaves are slowly starting to turn brown. This also means that the good people in the hop business are busier than ever as the green little cones that we all love so much are ready to harvest.