Craft Beer News Roundup: Smuttynose, Ipswich Ale, Four Peaks and Brooklyn Brewery
Smuttynose Brewery– Our new expansion of three 200 bbl fermenters and one 200 bbl bright tank is (will be when this runs) online and filled with beer. We’ve also got a second keg washer running which should greatly increase the speed of the kegging schedule. It wasn’t quite time to invest in a kegging line, so this should carry us through for quite sometime, at least until Towle Farm. The end of 2011 finally brought some action to Towle Farm, the home of our much-delayed new brewery. The site prep mostly consisted of building the waste water tank for the pre-treatment system, moving the 98-ton farmhouse from it’s original foundation to a new one on the side of the property where it will become a our restaurant. Additionally, the carriage houses connecting the barn and the farmhouse have also been carefully removed for future use. As Hampton, NH comes out of its winter slumber, so will the construction site, as proper construction will begin on the real facility. We’re tentatively planning a summer of 2013 opening, but with the history of this project, I hope everyone knows this could very well change.
Ipswich Brewing – After a long two year hiatus from construction of our new brewery at 2 Brewery Place in Ipswich, we are pleased and proud to announce that we are back underway and are looking forward to completion in early Summer of THIS year! We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their support over the past two years and we look forward to serving you even better from our new home.
Four Peaks Brewing– Are you counting the days until you can get your hands on another glass of our delicious Bourbon Barrel Kilt Lifter? Well wait no longer! Due to the overwhelming response we had upon its December 26th release–when a full 15.5 gallons sold out in less that 3 hours–we have been given a keg to tap this Monday, January 9th at both of our Tempe and Scottsdale! We will be tapping this beauty at 11am sharp so come on over to celebrate the 2012 BCS Championship Game in style with the mellow smoothness of what can only be characterized as the Lando Calrissian of Beers.
Brooklyn Brewery– “Mary’s Maple Porter, our next quarterly draft-only Brewmater’s Reserve beer made with maple syrup from our QC Manager’s (Mary) maple trees, released end of January. This beer consists of English two-row pale malt, crystal malt and American roasted malt. Grade A Light Amber and Grade A Dark Amber from Mary and Karl Wiles’ Cedarvale Maple Syrup Company in Onodaga, NY and weighs in at 7.5% abv.”