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Posted in New Releases

Jolly Pumpkin & Winking Lizard Celebrate

Bambic by Jolly Pumpkin Artisanal Ales is specialty release.  You’ll only find Bambic at Jolly Pumpkin and Winking Lizard Taverns in Ohio.  The beer is a celebration releasing honoring Winking Lizard Tavern, founded in 1983.  Currently, Winking Lizard has 14 locations.  The label features Bam, the Jolly Pumpkin mascot dog, playing cards with The Winking Lizard, and a black cat.

Bambic is a blend of Jolly Pumpkin’s “Bam Biere” & a small batch “Lambicus” Jolly’s lambic beer.  After blending, the beer is fermented with 100% wild Dexter yeast.

Style: American Wild Ale

Availability: 330 ml bottles. $8.  At both Jolly locations & Winking Lizard Tavern. Starting at 4pm, 4/25/11. 150 cases produced.

5.3% ABV

Note: State Of Ohio doesn’t allow for exclusivity in beer sales. The beer might show up at OH distributors. Start calling your buckeye friends.

Posted in New Releases

Jolly Pumpkin’s Rosy Poetic Saison

What you see before you is the 1 of 2 beers in Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales “Baudelaire Beer” series.  First imagined during the winter of 2010, the Baudelaire series is brewed as a testament to French poet & author Charles Baudelaire.  iO Saison & Ale Absurd Rye Tripple (coming soon) are as poetic as they are tasty.

iO Saison features rose hips, rose petals, & hibiscus. The label tells the story:
“Let’s face it. Beer is an art form that excites our sense and stirs our imagination. This truth gave Jolly Pumpkin an idea. We’d create a limited series of beers by throwing caution to the wind and following our creative muse no matter where it leads. This is how we discovered Baudelaire Beer. A romantic world, dimly lit by distant memory, yet alive and inspiring to us to pursue beauty at any cost. In the world of Baudelaire, label and beer come together in character and taste, influencing the drinker to take upon the spirit of creativity and thin the veil between life and art. Let the muse guide you. ‘A breath of air from the wings of madness.’ — Charles Baudelaire.”

Style: Saison
Taste Expectations: Lots of floral notes (roses), citrus (lemon), light fruit & hibiscus.  Earthy, saison yeast gives a light fruit flavor.
Availability: 750ml bottles. Limited release.

6.8% ABV

Posted in New Releases

NEW RELEASE: Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela

La Parcela No. 1 Pumpkin Ale by Jolly Pumpkin (Dexter, MI) was first brewed in 2008 and released only at the brewery.  2010 sees an expanded release for this fall seasonal.  It, like all of Jolly Pumpkin’s beers is aged in oak.  Ironically this is the brewery’s first pumpkin ale.  30 lbs of pumpkin were used per 310 gallons of beer.  The beer is also bottle conditioned.

Commercial Description:
OK, so the joke was Jolly Pumpkin  doesn’t brew a pumpkin beer.  Well, now we do.  Just this one.  Packed with real pumpkins, hints of spice, and a gentle kiss of cacao to liven the soul.  An everyday easy way to fill your squashy quotient.  Guess now folks will have to find something else to joke about…

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Taste Expectations: Flavors of pumpkin & cinnamon.  Subtle notes of oak, cacao, & wild yeast funk.  (Good stuff) Slightly sour & tart.

Food Pairings: Pumpkin pie, chocolate, desserts.

Availability: 22oz bottles. Capped. Bottle conditioned. 1/6 barrel draft offerings.

5.9% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return

Seasonal Return: Jolly Pumpkin ES Bam

Released each April by Jolly Pumpkin Brewing (Dexter, MI) is E.S. Bam.  Bam is a farmhouse ale with a big hop bill, and like other Jolly Pumpkin offerings is unpasteurized and unfiltered.

E.S. Bam is a spin off of Jolly’s year round offering Bam Biere, which is a lighter farmhouse ale.

Jolly Pumpkin describes E.S. Bam –

“Extra Special Farmhouse Ale
A Bam celebration of excess. More malt, more hops, same vivacious personality.”

Taste Expectations – Caramel malts, with some sour notes.  Saison style funk from the yeast, with pine and citrus hops across the palate.

Availability – Seasonally in April.  750 ml Bottles.  Draft findings are rare. Estimated retail – $10

4.7% ABV

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