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Dexter, Mich. Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, the first all wild, oak-aged brewery in the United States, announces the launch of a new canning line for their wild ales. The first beers off the line will be year-round favorites, Bam Bière and Calabaza Blanca. They are also releasing Hyrrokkin, the first release of a new fruited seasonal saison series.

“I’m super excited to be able to bring some of our favorite beers, such as Bam Bière and Calabaza Blanca, and a new favorite, Hyrrokkin, into cans. They are lightweight, convenient, and environmentally friendly. Perfect for any occasion, indoors, or outdoors” said Ron Jeffries, Founder, and Chief Squeegie Operator.

Bam Bière is a low-calorie farmhouse ale that is golden, naturally cloudy, can-conditioned, and dry-hopped for a tasty & delicious balance of spicy malts, hops, and yeast. Bam Bière has won medals in numerous competitions, was named one of the top 25 beers in America by Men’s Journal, and has a RateBeer score of 95.

Calabaza Blanca is a low-calorie farmhouse witbier brewed in Belgium’s bière blanche tradition. Spiced with orange peel and coriander, it is refreshingly tart, with a wonderfully dry finish. Calabaza Blanca has won gold in the Hong Kong International Beer Awards, was named a “Top 50 Beer” by The Fifty Best, and is rated the 12th best witbier in the world by RateBeer.

Hyrrokkin is a low-calorie foeder aged saison fruited with blood orange & ginger. It is an eloquent, crisp, & tart citrus ale with attitude.

“We are excited about this monumental move for Jolly Pumpkin. Our customers have been telling us for quite a while that we needed to give them a way to enjoy our beers in different settings. We always intended for our beers to be enjoyed as part of a special, shareable consumption opportunity and didn’t realize how much Jolly Pumpkin fans wanted to have this experience on the beach, boat, golf course, you name it.  It took us a little while to “get there” but after some serious introspection and rethinking who we want to be when we grow up, we decided to take the leap. We are so excited to bring one of the world’s first barrel-aged, can/bottle/keg conditioned, wild ale breweries to you in our new 16 oz. 4-pack cans to join our beautiful Belgian bottles and draft offerings. Here we go!” said Tony Grant, CEO/CFO of Northern United Brewing Company.

Bam Bière, Calabaza Blanca, and Hyrrokkin will be available for purchase in 16 oz. four-packs at craft beer retailers in April throughout Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, and Arizona.

 

About Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales: Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales was founded in 2004 as the first all wild, oak-aged brewery in the United States. They are dedicated to more than the traditions of old-world craftsmanship. Everything they do is designed to create ales of outstanding art and flavor. Focusing on traditional rustic country style beers brought to life through a labor of love creates beers that lighten the spirit and soothe the soul.

 

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Dexter, MI — Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales will release PURE SPECULATION, their first non-sour beer packaged in 16 ounce cans on Saturday, September 29. The beer will only be available on this day at the brewery at 2319 Bishop Circle East in Dexter, Michigan. The brewery is hosting the 2018 Zwanze Day Rare Beer Festival that same day, but a ticket to the festival is not required to purchase Pure Speculation.

speculation“I don’t know the best way to categorize it,” according to Ron Jeffries, Jolly Pumpkin founder and brewer. “I could say they’re a Monkish Style or Anchorage Brewing Style but that’s not really right. We’ve done some amazing IPA collaborations with these breweries in the past but always aged them in oak because that’s just what we do. It’s a crazy full circle kind of thing, because these brewers that we inspired are now making beers so phenomenal, they’re inspiring me to brew better and create even more interesting and exciting beers.”

The beer’s malt bill includes Vienna, oat malt and flaked oats. It was triple hopped with a blend of Michigan Cascade and Chinook, as well as Amarillo, Mosaic, and Galaxy hops. It’s 8.2% alcohol by volume (ABV) and comes it at 65 IBUs with aromas of ripe peach, pineapple and mango.

“I think it’s gonna taste great. This beer will definitely make you smile. It’s got a f*%k ton of hops in it for one thing. It’ll be a real mic drop. We’re pretty much bringing a “mid-coast style” to the whole east coast/west coast IPA battle. Oh, and cans. Don’t forget the cans, ‘cause they are wicked cool,” says Jeffries.

The retail price for a four-pack of 16-ounce cans is $19.99. Sales of the 4-packs begin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday 9/29/18. They can be purchased either in the Dexter Artisan Ales + Kitchen Tap Room at the front of the building on Bishop Circle, or around the back at the big open bay doors. There is a 1 case limit on purchases. It will also be on draft ONLY in the Tap Room that day. It will be available on draft at all other Jolly Pumpkin Pubs on Monday 10/1/18.