New Hampshire-based Pennichuck Brewing will be releasing for the first time in bombers its award-winning The Big O Oktoberfest Lager later this year. The beer has a very light (imported) hop profile: Czech Saaz, Hallertau-Hersbrucker, Nugget and Tettnanger and features Vienna and caramel malt. The Big O won silver last year and bronze the prior year at GIBF. We’ll add this to our calendar -and eventually update it ; ) – when we know when this will be released.
Oregon-based Bridgeport Brewing appears to be ready to release Hop Czar, a double IPA, as part of the ‘Big Brews’ Series. The beer is triple hopped, resulting in 100 IBUs. John Foyston of The Beer Here has more on this one.
Finally, we got a tip from Joey at SouthBayDrugs that The Bruery is now barrel-aging its first special release, Levud’s. The beer, a Belgian-style Golden Strong Ale at 11% ABV, is being aged in whiskey barrels. We don’t have an exact case count though this will be extremely limited when it comes out, possibly to the tune of 40-50 cases or less. They’re also barrel-aging a 20% stout to come out next year.