09 June 2008

New NY Beers

This article at Syracuse.com is a couple weeks old, but it mentions a few new beer releases from New York breweries. Ithaca Brute is a "version of a Belgian sour golden ale." Additionally:

Syracuse's Landmark Beer Co. has a summer seasonal: Sunrise Amber. It'll be available on tap and in bottles from June through August, says Landmark chief Kiernan May. Landmark is a contract brewer whose beers are made at Flying Bison Brewing Co. in Buffalo.

Brewery Ommegang has a new beer called Biere de Mars. It will only be available at the brewery store in Cooperstown, as it is a small batch of just 2,000 bottles in the 750-milliliter size. Biere de Mars is an amber ale that starts off from the Belgian-style brewery's Rare Vos recipe and is then dosed with brettamyeces yeast - which gives it a sour flavor - and then dry-hopped. It finishes at 6.5 percent alcohol.

Southern Tier Brewing Co. near Jamestown, has a new Cherry Saison, which will hit the market in early June. It's 8 percent alcohol and is brewed with cherries and aged in French oak.

Also, the Ithaca brewer's blog mentions that they'll very soon be selling in the Philadelphia area. For those in the region, I'd recommend starting with Cascazilla, stylistic preferences notwithstanding.

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