Jack’s Abby (Framingham, MA) will release six new lagers this winter, starting this month. Below is a list of all six, with the brewery’s descriptions of each.
Red Tape Lager: This beer is a throwback of sorts. A nod to the beginning, when we were navigating the labyrinth of brewery licensing and state regulations to get Jack’s Abby Brewing launched. When we got the green light, we also got the inspired with the perfect name for our pilot brew. A traditional style Dunkel, Red Tape Lager is amber in color and has a full, malty flavor. This is the first time Red Tape has been brewed since 2011. December release. ABV 5%, IBUs 25.
trIPL: trIPL is a massively hopped Triple India Style Lager with a deep copper color and full body. Intensely aromatic with hints of pine and citrus, our special warm hopping process help the Columbus, Chinook and Citra hops dominate, giving the beer a bitter back and a long, complex finish. December release. ABV 10%, IBUs 100.
Bride Maker: An ode to two brewery staffers tying the knot this year, Bride Maker is a lager wine aged in bourbon barrels previously used for our Barrel-Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter. Lengthy aging allows the 13% ABV to mellow and develop a deep vanilla, almost honey-like sweetness and plum-like dark fruit flavors. Be warned—this beer is a sipper! December release (.5L bottles only). ABV 13%.
Saxonator: A dark, strong interpretation of a double bock, Saxonator is full-bodied with a raisin-y dark fruit, slightly roasted and chewy malt character. Lagered for two months, a smooth malt character balances the high ABV of this beer. Saxonator is brewed with MA grain. February release. ABV 9%, IBUs 25.
Framinghammer: Big, bold and black. A lengthy conditioning period creates a silky smooth chocolatey mouth feel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. Noticeable sweetness is balanced by roasted malt and hop bitterness. February release. ABV 10%, IBUs 55.
House Lager: Landbier, AKA “House Lager,” pulls inspiration from the numerous country lagers or landbiers found in Franconia. Don’t let the name House Lager fool you—sweet and golden with a full, malty body—this is a special beer for year-round enjoyment.