Monday, December 12, 2016
Shmaltz brews blend a birthday and a holiday
The salutatory mashup refers to the Clifton Park brewer turning 20 this Hanukkah -- or Chanukah -- season as what they call "the largest, the smallest, the most award winning, and astonishingly still the only Jewish celebration beer company in the country."
Shmaltz began as a San Francisco contract brewer (i.e., hiring someone else to actually produce its products), then in 2010 opened a tiny commercial brewery in Brooklyn, then in 2013 opened its own 40,000-square-foot brewery in Saratoga County.
To mark the latest milestone, Shmaltz has created the limited-edition release of four new offerings, including Genesis 20:20 (a barrel aged tart barleywine, 16.7% ABV), Chanukah, Hanukkah ... Pass the Beer (golden strong ale with cocoa nibs, 8% ABV), Jewbelation 20 (a dark American strong ale, 16.8%), and Shtick in a Box (a holiday variety 12-pack).
Shmaltz has a lengthy lineup of tap takeover and other events this month at which it will be introducing the new brews. Go here for the full schedule.
Posted by William M. Dowd at 1:50 PM