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A New Saranac Aged in 100 Year Old Barrels

F.X. Matt Brewing Company (Utica, NY), brewer of Saranac beers, introduce Saranac Single Malt Scotch Ale.

This one off release joins the brewery’s High Peaks Series. Saranac Single Malt Scotch Ale was aged in whiskey barrels from the Tomintoul Distillery in Scotland. These barrels are over 100 years old and have aged both whiskey and sherry.

Saranac Single Malt Scotch Ale is available in 4-packs and draft for a limited time.

Style: Scotch Ale (Barrel Aged. Whiskey)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft

9% ABV, 35 IBUs

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Artwork: New York Limited (A SAVOR Collaboration)

The 2013 SAVOR collaboration teams up Brooklyn Brewery, Saranac and Ommegang to create New York Limited. The beer is a bottle conditioned white lager, brewed with a plethora of New York state ingredients including, lemon verbena, honey, state grown hops. Brewed at Brooklyn with a lager yeast, bottle conditioned with an ale yeast.

Style: Lager (w/ Lemon Verbena, Honey, Spices)
Availability: 750 ml bottles. Corked & Caged. SAVOR attendees only

8.5% ABV

Tickets to SAVOR 2013 in New York are still available. Check out the gallery from New York Limited Bottling Day

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Brooklyn, Ommegang, & Saranac Team Up for SAVOR Brew

Much like the Craft Brewers Conference, SAVOR will also boast a special collaboration beer for attendees. It started with SAVOR Flowers, a collab between Dogfish Head and Boston Beer. 2012 found the likes of Sierra Nevada and Boulevard Brewing Co with Terra Incognita.

The 2013 collaboration teams up Brooklyn Brewery, Saranac and Ommegang to create New York Limited. The beer is a bottle conditioned white lager, brewed with a plethora of New York state ingredients including, lemon verbena, honey, state grown hops. Brewed at Brooklyn with a lager yeast, bottle conditioned with an ale yeast.

Style: Lager (w/ Lemon Verbena, Honey, Spices)
Availability: 750 ml bottles. Corked & Caged. SAVOR attendees only

Tickets to SAVOR 2013 in New York are still available.

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Saranac Launching Chocolate Lager, Bringing Back Big Moose Ale

UPDATE: A reader has pointed out a correction: Chocolate Amber and Chocolate Lager are 2 different beers.

It took some a bit of focused effort to sort through the Saranac portfolio to find sort out last release dates for seasonals.  Chocolate Lager & Big Moose Ale look to be back on the calendar again.

Chocolate Lager IS different from Chocolate Amber Lager.

Saranac chocolate lager is a sinfully delicious deep amber lager made with the purest cacao from Belize.  Our brewers looked far and wide for highest quality cacao to create a smooth chocolaty taste that only comes from the most exclusive cacao plants.  We use the roasted seeds of these decadent plants and perfectly paired them with caramel malt and German Hallertau hops to create a malty chocolate sweet flavor.  You’ll love savoring this beer with your holiday foods or on its own for a delicious treat. 

Style: Dark Lager
Hops: Hallertau
Malts: Caramel
Cacao Nibs

Big Moose Ale is an American Pale Ale headed back to shelves again soon.  According to Saranac, Big Moose last saw bottles in 2009.

Saranac Big Moose Ale is the perfect brew for a cold Adirondack winter night.  This full-flavored ale is  triple dry hopped with specialty citra, centennial and cascade hops to give you a vibrant citrusy hop aroma.  The bold hop character is balanced by malt sweetness from English pale and caramel malts to produce a lusciously crisp flavor. We don’t call it “Big Moose” for nothing!

Style: American Pale Ale
Hops: Citra, Centennial, Cascade
Malts: English pale, Caramel