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One hop just not enough for you? Time for a Shmaltz Hop Orgy

Shmaltz Hop Orgy

Can’t commit to just one hop? Find yourself enjoying multiple hops at one time? Shmaltz Hop Orgy might be where you need to be.

The new 12 pack case features four different hop forward offerings for you to indulge in. As Shmaltz puts in: “Because 3-Ways are for wine drinkers“. Each case features three bottles each of:

Hop Orgy (6% ABV): A copper/gold light-bodied IPA, bursting with luscious, aromatic fruit notes of the tropics and citrus notes accented by pine and cedar characters.

Hop Manna (65 IBUs, 6.8% ABV): Shmaltz’s flagship, World Beer Championship Gold Medal winning IPA. Dry-hopped with Centennial, Cascade and Citra for a fruity aroma with lively floral and citrus flavors. Shmaltz’s first-ever single IPA, Hop MANNA® offers session after session of hop nourishment from the Shmaltz Tribe to yours. Hop MANNA® is now available in new 4-packs, in addition to 22-ounce bottles, draft, and nestled inside the Hop Orgyô variety pack.

Hop Momma (5.8% ABV): A session-ish IPA brewed with peach, apricot and Habanero pepper. Fruity hops accentuate the added flavors, making this Momma fresh and juicy with a subtle pepper kick.

Hop Mania Imperial IPA (7.8% ABV): An Imperial IPA that’s dry-hopped with more Centennial, Cascade and Citra hops. Adding manic amounts of hops and playing up the malts throughout the brewing process gives Hop Mania Imperial IPA® a complex character and heady aroma. While the 7.8% ABV gives this beer strength, the mouthfeel is deceptively smooth. Hopheads rejoice — Manna has gone Mania!

Look for the 12 pack to hit shelves in Shmaltz Brewing’s 35 state distribution.

You decide the appropriate level of eye contact.

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Shmaltz Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ale for the 50th birthday

Shmaltz Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ale

Shmaltz Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ale, a beer built for fans of the series.

To date, there have been a few Star Trek licensed beers in the world- most of the them brewed outside of the United States. Until now. Clifton Park, New York’s Shmaltz Brewing is releasing a new golden ale that celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek Series, that debuted in 1966.

Trouble with Tribbles, as mentioned on the label, may be among one of the most popular episodes in original series history. (Below, Captain James T. Kirk, played by William Shatner, is buried in Tribbles.)

The brewery has hinted at Shmaltz Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ale release recently.

More release information to follow.

Style: Golden Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: TBA

Trouble with Tribbles

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Shmaltz Bock Bock (in bourbon) returns

Shmaltz Bock Bock

Shmaltz Bock Bock, an imperial bock beer, is returning to shelves again this month

Shmaltz Bock Bock has spent months in a blend of bourbon barrels, including Jim Beam and Wild Turkey barrels (for the 2016 release).

“Barrel-aged Bock Bock gains its toasty, rich malt body and nutty caramel flavor from distinctive European malts, such as Vienna, Munich and Crystal, to make a traditional bock base,” said Shmaltz Brewing Company’s Lead Brewer Richie Saunders.

Shmaltz Bock Bock Imperial American Bock Lager is available in 22oz Bottles and draft.

Style: Bock (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Return: June, 2016

9.2% ABV

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Shmaltz Shtick in a Box Has 12 Beers & a Hole

Shmaltz Shtick in a Box

If you are a Saturday Night Live fan, you will totally get this joke. Shmaltz Brewing’s new holiday gift pack, Shtick in a Box, is coming just in time for whatever holiday you choose to celebrate this winter.

The mixed pack has 12 bottles, including Slingshot Lager, Hop Manna IPA, Messiah Nut Brown Ale, and Hannukah, Chanukah: Pass the Beer.

The box set has the signature bow, and the ever important hole. (See video below.)

To go along with the release, Shmaltz is inviting fans to show off your Shtick. Those purchasing the Shmaltz Shtick in a Box pack can publish a picture or video of your shtick antics and tag the brewery on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Friendster, Myspace or whatever you use.

The previous box set featured the build your own menorah box set. This year, it’s time to get weird.

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Shmaltz Death of A Contract Brewer Returns For Halloween

Shmaltz Death of a Contract Brewer 2015

Shmaltz Death Of A Contact Brewer celebrated the brewery opening, by creating a beer celebrating the death of what once was. Contract brewing.

Jeremy Cowan started out of the back of his grandmother’s car in San Francisco, California has grown into a national craft beer sensation. The black IPA will return again in time for Halloween.

Death seems so obvious: the end of life, no mas, kaput. But Humans stand an optimistic animal. Many tradition suggest alternate endings: Resurrection, reincarnation, rebirth, afterlife. Even the atheist view of Eterna Oblivion doesn’t seem quite final, more of a shift in spiritual states of (un)consciousness. As usual, Jewis tradition prescribes… Food. 7 days of family, community, and bagels (beer!), called, Shiva, meaning “7” i Hebrew. The flip side to the 7 days of Creation with the 7th as a holy day of rest. The first meal of Shiva is “th comfort meal.” And the number 7 provides powerful mojo: 7 Jewish wedding blessings, 7 Liberal Arts, 7 Luck Japanese gods, 7 stars of the Big Dipper, 7 colors of the rainbow, 7 seas, 007 license to kill, 7 dwarves, We are by Wordsworth with a child’s view of death, 7 deadly sins, Best of 7 finals in NBA, NHL, MLB, 7th Inning stretch, If on Elway & Tiny Archibald. George Castanza yearned to name his firstborn, “7” as a living tribute to 07 Micke Mantle. The 7 award however must go to the immortal George Carlin for 7 Dirty Words, inspired by another her Lenny Bruce. Coming into 17 years of beer, and Year with our own Brewery, we commemorate this conversio with Death Of A Contract Brewer, our Shmaltz homage to new life – L’Chaim!

Shmaltz Death Of A Contact Brewer is a 12 ounce bottle offering.

Style: Black IPA
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft.
Return: Fall, 2015

7% ABV

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Extreme Session Beer: Shmaltz Wishbone Session Double IPA

Highland Wishbone Session Double IPA

How about an extreme session beer? Shmaltz Wishbone Session Double IPA is a releasing a “sessionable” extreme beer for the lovers of hops.

Shmaltz, meaning chicken fat in Yiddish, pays homage to its cultural roots with a delightful bold IPA, loaded with the tropical edge of hops including calypso, citra and Amarillo. Pure craft beer comfort cooked up for session after session of hoppy taste bud delight.

Shmaltz Wishbone Session Double IPA arrives in June, in 12oz bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. June – September seasonal.
Launch: June, 2015

8% ABV