ALMOST READY FREDDIE

 

ITTRL? IPAWe’ll be rolling out this new IPA during Queens Beer Week too – Rulpsen

GEARING UP FOR QBW

 

IMG_1508Here you see the boys from Barrier dropping off their portion of our collab to be blended with our brew for Queens Beer Week. Releases May 8th – Rulpsen

“WHY PAMPER LIFE’S COMPLEXITY?” SOUR LAGRRR! THIS THURSDAY

 

WPLC Sour Lagrrr!Our latest sour lagrrr! premieres this Thursday 4/16. It started life as “RUDY” Double ¨Umlaut Lagrrr, then was barrel-aged for 8 months, and finally sour aged for another year. So after 2 years of maturation, we proudly present “Why Pamper Life’s Complexity?” Sour Lagrrr!, this will be a Tap Room exclusive. – Rulpsen

CUE THE DUCKBOATS!

 

IMG_1501A freshly bottled batch of Half-Stack was just loaded onto a truck bound for Boston Mass, our first time distributing outside of NY! By the Fall we’ll also be in Connecticut. – Rulpsen

SPRINGTIME RELEASES AND OTHER STUFF

 

We’re reasonably sure the white stuff is not going to fall anymore, so it’s a good time to mention what’s coming up on tap for the Spring and beyond.

 

WPLC Sour Lagrrr!Some of you may remember our first barrel-aged beer “RUDY”. Welp, we stored a portion of that batch, blended it with a touch of our Strong Ale “NIGEL”,  and then sour aged the lot for a total of over 2 years of maturation. It’s currently being carbonated and will premiere as a Tap Room exclusive in late April. This might be our favorite sour to date.

 

HBOL LOGOWhen no one was looking we brewed up 45 bbls of this 11.2% monster! Super rich chocolate, vanilla, coffee and roast (and some yet to be confirmed additions) combine for this smooth sipper that while being dang awesome already, we’re going to age for 8 months and premiere in Winter of ’15.

 

QBW IPA POSTERYes, it’s that time again! We’re proud of this yearly tradition when NYCs second-largest Borough (ahem!) celebrates all the awesome beercentricness it’s got going on. Once again we’re honored to brew the official beer of QBW, and this time we’re especially thrilled to be presenting an IPA we created in collaboration with our good buds at Barrier Brewing.

Here’s the deets on the collab: Both SingleCut and Barrier will each brew a single-hop IPA (we’ll be using NZ hop Kohatu, Barrier is going with PNW hop Galena). Once done dry-hopping we will blend each brew to create the QBW IPA. Each brewery will also be distributing their single-hop IPA too… so three beers for QBW!

 

DARL? PosterWe’ve mentioned it before, but this is an IPA we can’t wait to keg up and get on tap. A DANK, tropical citrus explosion that might be one of our favs (it might just have to be bottled in the future we like it that much). On tap Thursday 4/9.

 

KIM POSTERKIM devotees – we have good news: KIM Hibiscus Sour Lagrrr!, KIM Cherry Sour Lagrrr! and a third KIM variant (the internal voting is leaning towards a pineapple/mango blend) will be back by early May.

GREAT SCOTT!

 

Recently we judged an “Angus Young Air Guitar Competition” (incredibly goofy fun that was!) and it got us back on an AC/DC kick: Take a look at the passion, musicianship, and just plain ‘ol moxy of this performance, as good as it gets IOHO!:

MEANWHILE IN AMSTERDAM

 

10472735_10153151434771280_2503282250606089051_nSeen on the shelf of a local craft beer bar (Gollem) in Amsterdam (yes in the Netherlands). – Rulpsen

CASK ALE NEW AGE STYLE

 

IMG_1492You’re looking at a 3-gallon “cornie” keg which we use to serve cask ale (alongside a gravity cask too). Before the pitchforks and torches come out (cask enthusiasts like their tradition!) let is be known this is a concept we picked up on while visiting England.

We “cask” condition our beer in the cornie exactly the same as we do in a traditional cask. We then hookup the cornie to a hand pump and use a “breather” to fill the headspace with CO2 caused by the draw from the pump. This preserves the beer (not allowing any spoiling O2 to enter) but doesn’t carbonate the beer whatsoever. Basically this is a bit of the old and a bit of the new – as mentioned it’s a practice now used throughout the UK. – Rulpsen

JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION – WHAT A SHOW!

 

10688312_802978906454431_9020219709774043815_oWe were thrilled to have JSBX play our Tap Room last night and what a show!

 

IMG_1479See that blue glowing box to the right? That was a theramin used to full effect throughout the show! The music was hard, fast and loud just like we like it.

 

IMG_1480Screen Shot 2015-03-29 at 10.58.33 AMOur stage couldn’t contain the rock ‘n roll fury! Be careful up there Jon! And thanks for creating one of the most memorable nights we’re had! – Rulpsen

NHC JUDGING AT SINGLECUT

 

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 11.44.13 AMWe are pleased to once again host the judging for the Northeast district’s National Homebrew Competition. We can say that the judging was intense – these dudes (and dudettes) are serious! Good luck all that entered – Rulpsen