the brew (march 2011)
Double Old Thumper
Shipyard Brewing Company releases Double Old Thumper, available year round in 22-ounce bottles and on draft. At 11.2% alcohol, the beer is balanced between malt and hops and has a deep copper color, a spicy hop aroma and a malty finish, highlighting a dry Simcoe Hop bite. It pairs well with ribs, lamb, hearty stews and casseroles.
Gritty McDuff Seasonal Ales
Gritty McDuff’s Brewing Company is repackaging its seasonal and year-round ales. Gritty’s will start with an updated label and bottle design on its Scottish Ale and Original Pub Style. The new packaging is more contemporary, featuring Gritty’s pubs and customers. The Vacationland Summer Ale is scheduled to premiere in the spring, followed by the remaining brands throughout the year.
Full Sail Brewing LTD 05
Full Sail Brewing announces its limited edition LTD 05, a copper-colored lager. Its smooth taste and hint of dark roast contributes to a clean, hoppy finish. It’s brewed with three malts including pale, chocolate and caramel, as well as hopped with Czech Saaz hops. It has a 5.6% ABV and is available from March until June.