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Shmaltz 15th Anniversary: 15 Hops, 15 Malts, 15% ABV

Shmaltz Brewing will soon to celebrating 15 years of brewing.  Each year, there are more hops, malts and booze to match the year.  It’s the 15th year, so expect 15 hops, 15 malts, 15% ABV. (Getting too high to sell in some states.)   What bottle would be complete if Jeremy Cowan didn’t write some insightful numeric correlations.  I took the time to type it out, you better read it…

In Jewish tradition, 15 marks major commemorations: Passover (the Exodus), Sukkot (40 years of wandering), and Tu Bishvat (the new year for Mother Nature) all start on the 15th day of the Hebrew month 15th suggests a certain wisdom from experience: “Old is always 15th years from now.” – Bill Cosby.  “We are alway more anxious to be distinguished for one talent we do not possess than 15 we do.” – Mark Twain.  After Andy Warhol, does 15 forever sound profound or frivolous? “In the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes.” “Fame is the thirst of the youth.”- Lord Byron.  “The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has been extended is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife.” – Barack Obama.  For Matt  EP: Hall of Famer Bart Starr rocked #15 as MVP in the Packers’ first two Super Bowl victories.  “South Park” evolved from “Jesus vs Santa” and is now entering its 15th season.  “We’re rehabbed and ready for our 15 minutes of shame.” – Marilyn Manson. Lyrics from Barry Manilow’s 2011 album 15 minutes released on the QVC network: “Make me a deal, I’lll sell my guts for glory.” “Fame and power are the objects of all men.  Even their partial fruition is gained by very few, and that at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life” – Benjamin Disraeli.  After 1,972,350 sets of 15 minutes of Shmaltz Brewing, I’ll hoist my Jewbelation Quinceanera and sing 15 rounds of Viva la Evolucion de He’brew! L’Chaim! – Jeremy Cowan

Style:  American Strong Ale
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft

Arrival: TBA

15% ABV