New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Raspberry Lemon is a new spin on the brewery’s year-round barrel-aged stout.
If you are a bourbon barrel stout fan, you better at least know this base beer. One of the best known beers in New Holland’s lineup is Dragon’s Milk, an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels from their own distillery.
A little while back, the brewery started releasing some fun variants on the barreled favorite. This summer is New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Raspberry Lemon. How do you make a strong dark beer a little more summery? Michigan raspberries and lemon zest of course.
“Our brewers surprised us with this one and we were amazed how well the flavors and aromas came together to work with Dragon’s Milk. The raspberries bring a depth to Dragon’s Milk that we love and the lemon zest kicks up the fruit aromas and provides a unique, bright, and exciting experience. Our brewers nailed it.” – Brett VanderKamp, President
New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Raspberry Lemon debuts on June 25th at the brewery, and across the brewery’s markets in July.
Expect a new variant in October.
New Holland Dragon’s Milk debuted in 2001. Today, the beer ages and resides in more than 3,500 oak barrels at the brewery.
New Holland Lost Dune joins the Michigan based brewery’s lineup in late May.
Based on the seasonality of both flavors and fruits, New Holland Lost Dune is brewed with local blueberries and coriander. Lost Dune is destined for warm weather drinking.
“At New Holland, it’s no secret that we’re inspired by the seasonality of ingredients and flavors. Plus, located on Lake Michigan, summer is a natural inspiration,” said Brett VanderKamp, Co-Founder & President. “Lost Dune captures the taste of summer with its refreshing and aromatic body.”
New Holland Lost Dune will be available seasonally across the brewery’s entire network in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
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New Holland Mischievous is set to join the the Holland, Michigan based brewery’s lineup in 2015. The new American wild ale relies 100% on brettanomyces fermentation for it’s flavor profile.
Mischievous presents flavors derived from its 100% brettanomyces fermentation. This wild yeast contributes earthiness, spice, mineral-character and slight tartness. An adventure into rustic sophistication, Mischievous will provide intrigue and surprise.
New Holland Mischievous will be available in 22oz bottles.
Style: American Wild Ale
Availability: 22oz Bottles.
The New Holland Mad Hatter IPA recipe is being overhauled by the brewery. The brewery launched the offering in 1998, spawning a full line “Hatter” releases in the following years.
The reimagined version of New Holland Mad Hatter IPA features Michigan-grown Cascade and Citra hops alongside the Centennial hops that have been apart of the recipe since the beginning.
…An adjusted grain bill that increases the alcohol by volume (ABV) to approximately 7%. A freshly engineered hop gun and assertive dry hopping create bold and bright aromatics. Mad Hatter fans will spot the fresh Mad Hatter, as it also includes a creative update to its packaging with a new label and six pack.
The fresh version of New Holland Mad Hatter IPA will kick off with a release party at the Pub on 8th on Friday, April 24. All New Holland markets will receive the updated recipe shortly after.
Style: American IPA
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-round offering.
New Holland Brewing has four different Dragon’s Milk releases in 2015. Two of the offerings appeared for the first time in 2014.
- Dragon’s Milk Reserve with Toasted Chilies
- Dragon’s Milk Reserve with Raspberries
- Dragon’s Milk Reserve with Coffee & Chocolate
- Dragon’s Milk Reserve Triple Mashed Bourbon Barrel Stout
More info on each of the releases will become available closer to launch. Expect 22oz bottles.
New Holland Brewing has bottled the newest variation of their barreled beer – Dragon’s Milk. The imperial stout is aged in house bourbon barrels has undergone some raspberry treatment to create Dragon’s Milk Reserve with Raspberries.
New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve with Raspberries ships this month.
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