14th EDITION OF THE PERFECT SUMMER BEER-FARMHOUSE SUMMER ALE
Hard to believe this tasty stuff is now entering its 14th summer. That's good for all of us! Our Farmhouse Summer Ale is on its way out to your favorite retailer and tavern as you read this. The perfect summer beer, Farmhouse Ale is brewed with pale malt, a small percentage of wheat and single-hopped with imported Styrian Golding hops. It's a tribute to the "everyday" Farmhouse beers of Belgium (but it's not a Saison - no fruit, herbs or spices). A sour mash gives this beer its signature dryness and great drinkability. The Farmhouse is also available in 1/6 and 1/2 kegs. If you don't see it, ask your local retailer for it.
EXIT 16 WILD RICE DOUBLE IPA NOW OUT AND ABOUT
Although usually identified with landfills and pipelines, the Hackensack Meadowlands is an amazingly diverse ecosystem providing vital animal and plant habitat. In a nod to a once common food plant here, we have brewed this beer with wild rice. We also added organic brown and white rice, as well as pils and pale malts. Rice helps the beer ferment dry to better showcase the five different hops we added. Lots and lots of them. We then dry-hopped this Double IPA with even more generous additions of Chinook and Citra hops to create a nose that hints at tangerine, mango, papaya and pine. This beer pairs extremely well with spicy foods and all kinds of seafood. And of course, it is quite enjoyable all by itself. If you want to learn more about the restoration of the Meadowlands, visit HackensackRiverkeeper.org