It’s already March! Time flies, but given the weather in New Hampshire right now I wish it would fly a little faster to warmer days. Till then I have some great news about two new beers being released this weekend at the brewery.
- Barrel Aged -Tripel
We got our hands on two awesome French oak barrels that contained Apple Brandy for over 4 years. After trying the brandy myself (seriously it’s research) I decided the barrels would fit my Tripel beautifully. Fast forward a few months and I was right. This beer smells and tastes amazing! I’m so excited to bring this project back from the archive, we haven’t done a batch of Barrel Aged Tripel since 2010. We have about 500 bottles, but 24 of them are going straight to my cellar at home! We’ll be pouring samples this weekend at the brewery so please visit and see just why I like this beer so much. Barrel Aged Tripel is available at the brewery only while it lasts and in bottles only.
- Small Batch Ale – Bill’s #41 Stout
Each year for my birthday I like to brew something different. It’s a chance to try a new idea, push boundaries and just enjoy what I love to do. This winter has been so cold and so bitter that I thought a sessionable, very flavorful and hop forward stout would be the right ticket. We’ll have Small Batch Ale – Bill’s #41 Stout on tap as the first Friday of the month growler special and in bottles too. Total bottle count is estimated to be around 200. I say estimated as we’re bottling it as I type. It’s super fresh, balanced, but just a little hop forward. I hope you enjoy it!
The response to our small batch program has been phenomenal. Many of our releases don’t last more then a week. It’s exciting to see, but I know if you miss out it can be frustrating. So with these two batches I’ve ratcheted up the volume a bit. Hopefully this will give more of you the chance to visit the brewery and try these great beer.
Thank you for the continued interest and support of our brewery.
Founder, White Birch Brewing
I know many of you have been eagerly awaiting an update on the 2014 Southern New Hampshire Brewers Festival at White Birch Brewing. I am announcing at this time that we’ve decided to give our annual festival date to the Granite State Brewers Association so they can hold a festival in what is considered one of the prime weekends of summer here in New Hampshire.
Why would I do this? Well, the Granite State Brewers Association (GSBA) is an organization I feel very strongly about. I have worked with a great group of brewers for the past year and a half on the formation committee and am now President of our non-profit trade association. New Hampshire hasn’t had this many brewers wanting to work together since the 90’s. So much has changed in the New Hampshire beer scene in the five years since I opened White Birch Brewing. The goal of merging our efforts with the GSBA is to help showcase what New Hampshire brewers are doing, and a beer festival is a great way to do this!
So I hope you’ll join me, the White Birch Brewing team and our large group of friends in the GSBA for an awesome day of beer on Saturday, July 26th in Manchester NH. Please save the date and we’ll have more information to come. I know I’m looking forward to having a great time with old friends, new friends, food and great beer. See you there!
Founder, White Birch Brewing
President, Granite State Brewers Association
Earlier this week, the groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter. So what better time then now to rollout our biggest and darkest beers of the year!
Today at the brewery we are releasing Ol’ Cattywhompus and Indulgence Ale. Ol’ Cattywhompus is our English Style Barleywine with a focus on a blend of English malts at 10.5% abv. Indulgence Ale is our Belgian Style Imperial Stout with aromas of sweet chocolate and dark chocolate and coffee notes in the finish. Smooth, deceptive and decadent at 10% abv.
We only brewed one batch of each this year and have only two cases of each available at the brewery for sale. Not to worry, the rest of the beer was sent to the following states:
Ol’ Cattywhompus: New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Minnesota
Indulgence Ale: New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine
The beer is being shipped to distribution this week and next and will take some time to make it’s way out on to shelves at your favorite store. Please feel free to ask if you don’t see it and let the store know to call their distributor.
New winter hours at our brewery store
As of January 1, 2014 our brewery store will be open on Friday’s from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday’s from noon to 4 p.m. We’ll be closed Sunday through Thursday. We’re making this change to allows us to focus on making more beer out back and also coming out on the road to your town for a tasting or event.
First friday at brewery store begins Jan 3rd
Beginning Friday, January 3rd and continuing on the first Friday of every month, we will feature a special growler release for that weekend only. This will take the place of our previous first Thursday Double IPA program. For January we’ll be featuring a fresh batch of Hooksett Ale our Belgian Style IPA. We’re leaving each month open so that the brewers can have some fun and so can you. We might feature the Double IPA again, it might be a new seasonal or even a one-off. Check in each month to find out what we’re up to!