A Humdinger is a very special breed of Magic Hat. Sometimes in 750ml bottles, sometimes only on tap at the Artifactory, Humdingers appear when our brewers want them to appear. Beers like Braggot, Thumbsucker and Chaotic Chemistry are all of the Humdinger species. They’re of a single batch and are very limited. But it’s worth the suspense if you can get some on your tongue.
Style: Smoked Porter
Availability: 750 ml bottles
Not everybody knows the Top 2o craft brewers in the United States. To be considered craft, you have to produced less than 6 million barrels of beer a year. Overall in 2011, the beer business declined by 1.5% nationally. (When you factor in the large breweries.) The craft sector saw an increase of 15% growth in volume of barrels shipped. Here’s the Top 20 brewers ranked:
1. Sam Adams
2. Sierra Nevada
3. New Belgium
4. Craft Brew Alliance (includes Red Hook, Kona, Widmer Brothers)
5. Spoetzel (Makers of Shiner)
6. Magic Hat
7. Deschutes Brewing
8. Matt Brewing (Makers of Saranac)
14. Dogfish Head
19. Long Trail Brewing
20. Great Lakes Brewing
A dandelion ale from Magic Hat screams spring/summer seasonal. (Which at the rate seasonals seem to come out lately, it’s probably on tap by now.)
Description: Ale brewed with Dandelion.
Info on Pistil is forthcoming.
Stop and smell the petals…
A berry laden newbie coming soon from Magic Hat Brewing – Elder Betty Weiss. Elderberries are in the honeysuckle family, and are a little bitter when not used in something – like beer.
The ancient ritual of brewing a distinctly rich and flavorful beer is a performance to behold. Our mysterious ingredients harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience, and blind faith to create this unique beer to share in the rousing company of kindred spirits.
Style: Fruit Beer
Availability: 12oz bottles Arrival: Summer
Also coming soon from Magic Hat – Humdinger Over The Pils
Your father smelled of Elderberries..
A Humdinger is a very special breed of Magic Hat. Sometimes in 750ml bottles, sometimes only on tap at the Artifactory, Humdingers appear when our brewers want them to appear. Beers like Braggot, Thumbsucker and Chaotic Chemistry are all of the Humdinger species.
They’re of a single batch and are very limited. But it’s worth the suspense if you can get some on your tongue.
Style: Imperial Pilsner
Availability: 750ml bottles
Check out Burnpile Smoked Porter in the series also….
Magic Hat will be the newest offerings through Brick’s network.
Canada’s specialty beer market is growing even as beer drinking overall has declined in favor of other drinks such as wine. The premium and craft end of the market has been able to maintain its prices and grow their market share at the expense of the mass-market brewers.
“Not unlike the recent growth we’ve observed with our own U.S. craft brewed beers, we’ve also witnessed tremendous growth within the Canadian craft beer market,” said Rich Lozyniak, chief executive of North American Breweries. “So naturally we’re excited to give Canadians an opportunity to try our U.S. craft beers”
Brick Brewing is known for offerings like Laker Lager, Red Baron, Red Cap & more. Brick Brewing also imports Palm. They are Canada’s fifth largest brewer. [Canoe.ca]