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. Available to SAVOR attendees only, unfortunately. Check out this behind the scenes look at bottling day. Images: © Amy Sussman Photography
Will the shandy style beers compete with the emerging cider market? Too early to tell, but the blend of beer and lemonade isn’t dead. Matt Brewing’s “Saranac” line looks to play host to a Shandy in the future. A blend of lager and lemonade.
Availability: 12 oz bottles
note: The above is tentative. Subject to change at whim of the brewer, the beer, or the barrel.
From the brewers:
Deep within the heart of the Irish lies an uncanny passion for what they call “Leann Dubh”, or black ale. Saranac Irish Stout is a lavish beer blended with dark malts to create a coffee like taste. Look for a roasted character that is surprisingly smooth and refreshing, pint after pint.
Style: IrishDry Stout
Hops: Northdown, Golding
Malts: 2 Row, Roasted Barley
Taste Expectations: Dry flavor, with lots of roasted malts & coffee malts. Hints of chocolate.
Food Pairings: (From Matt Brewing): Heavy rich food, steak, meat pie, raw oysters
Arriving from it’s home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire it’s the brewery’s newest seasonal – Smuttynose Pumpkin. According to their press release, it was contract brewed by Matt Brewing Company (brewers of Saranac beers, Utica, New York.) While the packaging has gotten an update this year, the recipe of course remains unchanged.
“Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is our homage to the craft and heritage of America’s brewers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins in beer date back to early colonial times, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and “pompions.”
In that spirit, we brew our ale with the addition of pumpkin to the mash, along with traditional spices to create a delicious American original.”
Taste Expectations: Spices – nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Sweet malts throughout this brew with of course pumpkin beers making this a fall favorite.
Availability: Mid August – October seasonally