Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Saturnalia meets Hanukkah: The eight recipes of Vertical Jewbelation begin pouring at the Public House.

With today's tapping of Jewbelation 8 for the arrival of Hanukkah, the Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Series has started pouring at the Public House. We're the only pub in either Indiana or Kentucky to sign on for the whole series.

Jewbelation is Shmaltz He’Brew’s annual anniversary ale, brewed for release during Hanukkah. It began with 8 in 2004. The 2010 release is 14, and as usual, the anniversary year corresponds with the number of malts and hops used to brew it, and the alcohol content by volume.

But this year, there’s even more to it, because Shmaltz has recreated all six previous versions of Jewbelation: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Not only that, but all seven versions (including 14) have been blended together to create an eighth, Vertical Jewbelation, surely the pinnacle of tasty shtick.

So, 8 is pouring, and as taps open, we’ll start pouring consecutive Jewbelations in ascending order -- probably no more than two at a time. When one blows, the next in line will take its place.

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