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Harpoon Releases New Beer Brewed with Reclaimed River Water

Harpoon Charles River Pale Ale

Harpoon Charles River Pale Ale will be released tomorrow at select HUBweek events in Boston, Massachusetts. Harpoon Brewery, alongside big-names such as The Boston Globe, MIT, Harvard University, and Massachusetts General Hospital, will host this years HUBweek to commemorate creativity and ingenuity in the arts, sciences, and tech industries. Harpoon Brewery collaborated with Desalitech, a company dedicated to cutting-edge high-volume water purification systems, to create the Charles River Pale Ale brew using water from the local Saint Charles River.

Harpoon Charles Pale Ale was created using purified Saint Charles river water that Desalitech withdrew from the river and was then purified using their treatment platform called reverse osmosis, and was delivered to Harpoon Brewery earlier this month. Brewers began making this one-of-a-kind beer using the clean, purified water from the notoriously dirty Saint Charles River to bring about awareness of the problems facing the lack of clean water and desalinization and water-treatment techniques worldwide.

“Water scarcity is a global challenge that affects millions across the world — we are proud to be a Massachusetts company that is providing solutions and making an impact here in the U.S. and beyond,” said Nadav Efraty, CEO of Desalitech. “We are thrilled to join with Harpoon Brewery to demonstrate the efficiency and high rate of recovery we can achieve when treating water from all types of sources, including the Charles River.”

Harpoon Charles River Pale Ale is a light brew with a hoppy and fruity finish. Harpoon Brewery Charles River Pale Ale will be available at HUBweek and will also be released at the Harpoon Beer Hall in the Seaport District of Boston.

Style: Pale Ale
Availability: on draft at HUBweek (October 3-10, 2015), Brewery Taps
Arrival: September 30, 2015

5.2% ABV

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Deschutes EHOP, a Collaboration with Harpoon

Deschutes EHOP

Deschutes EHOP, a new collaboration with Harpoon Brewing, debuts in October.

Both brewery’s are employee owned, and celebrate that aspect of their business. Deschutes EHOP is an amber ale, brewed with sage and thyme, and employee-grown hops.

“It has been quite a year for us at Harpoon as we’ve transitioned to employee ownership,” says Harpoon CEO and co-founder Dan Kenary. “It’s a complicated process and we couldn’t have done it without the support that we received from Deschutes and other craft brewers who had chosen this path before us. We’re extremely proud to be employee-owned – being an independent brewer is something we value deeply and believe it’s at the core of what makes the craft beer industry so great for both brewers and beer lovers. This beer is a high-five to our fellow independent American craft breweries and their employee-owners.”

Deschutes EHOP will debut at the Great American Beer Festival at an invite only party. The general public will see this beer in October on draft and 22 ounce bottles.

Style: Amber Ale (w/ Sage, Thyme)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: October, 2015

7.5% ABV

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Harpoon To Join the Shandy Game

Shandy season draws closer. Leading shandy maker Leinenkugel’s has pushed back their production into March to keep up with demand. That’s on top of adding a few more shandy flavors into the mix.

Massachussetts craft brewer Harpoon is adding on to their UFO series with the addition of Big Squeeze Shandy.

Big Squeeze combines the flavor of grapefruit and beer for a refreshing 4.5% beverage. Harpoon will package it in both cans, bottles and draft.

Style: Shandy (w/ Grapefruit)
Availability: 12oz Cans, 12oz Bottles, Draft
Arrival: TBA

4.5% ABV

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Harpoon Grateful Harvest Returns

Harpoon Brewery is proud to bring back Grateful Harvest Ale, a New England cranberry ale brewed in the Thanksgiving spirit of giving back to the community.  For every 6-pack of Grateful Ale sold, the Harpoon Brewery will make a $1 donation to the local food bank in the area in which the beer was purchased.

The cranberry flavor complements the malty character derived by the combination of Munich and Vienna malts. Additions of CaraMunich and Dehusked Carafa III malts enhances the beer’s reddish hue and adds a touch of sweetness, while Northern Brewer bittering hops complement the slight cranberry tartness.  A traditional top fermenting strain of ale yeast was used to showcase the malt profile and accent the fresh cranberry aroma.  The result is a medium-bodied, malty and mildly sweet amber ale with a bready aroma and a subtle cranberry flavor.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Cranberries)
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Oct-Dec

5.8% ABV, 30 IBUs


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Harpoon’s Tap Room Barleywine Headed To Bottles

Harpoon Brewing celebrates the coming of colder weather with a barleywine. Until now, Bronze Age was just an employee tap room release.

The barleywine boasts flavors of dark fruit, pepper, vanilla, and carmel. Suitable for fresh drinking or keeping in your cellar for a while. Look for this in 22oz bottles.

Style: Barleywine
Hops: Tettnang, Chinook

Availability: 22oz bombers
Arrival: TBA

10% ABV

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New Release: Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin

Harpoon Brewery’s Imperial Pumpkin has hit the shelves. This new offering from Harpoon started as a test batch of a porter with pumpkin puree from UFO Pumpkin added. It turned out to be pretty darn good, warranting a larger release this year.

The base brew is essentially an imperial stout with a pumpkin side, plus molasses, and spices added in for a fall treat. Look for it now until it sells out.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Pumpkin, Molasses, Cinnamon, Nutmeg)
Availability: 22oz bombers. Limited Draft.

10.5% ABV

Last fall our brewers were improvising a new beer in our 10-barrel kettle. We had some fresh pumpkin puree leftover from a recent brew of our UFO Pumpkin, so the brewers threw that in the kettle with a bit of molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some roasted malts. It turned out to be delicious, so we thought we’d share it with everyone. – See more at: http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beer/1663/Imperial-Pumpkin#sthash.344kkfzD.dpuf

Style: Imperial Pumpkin Ale (w/ Molasses, Nutmeg, Cinnamon