Wednesday, November 16, 2011

(7) NABC Heritage Series.

Heritage Series

Glimpses into the past; seasonal availability, on draft only.

Ackerman’s Imperial Double Stout
2011 Winterfest ReplicAle
As featured at the Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest 2011 as ReplicAle, formulated by the NABC brew team, and brewed at breweries throughout Indiana. After Prohibition ended, Ackerman’s briefly brewed in New Albany, and was the last commercial brewery in town until NABC’s brewery opened in 2002.
43 IBU
8.5% ABV

A blast from New Albany’s illicit past
This Prohibition Era Cereal Beer is the most infamous New Albany beverage of all. It was supposed to have been Southern Indiana Brewing Company’s “near beer” at less than 1% abv, but the Feds learned that it was above 3% – and the bribes weren’t enough. Now Hop-O is revived, and notorious for entirely different reasons.
3.5% ABV

Kaiser 2nd Reising
Your great, great granddaddy’s pilsner
Before World War One, the Paul Reising Brewing Company was New Albany’s pre-eminent brewing concern, and it occupied a respected position in the pantheon of local business. In the contemporary age, NABC recognizes Paul Reising and the city’s other brewers of old with this Pre-Prohibition Pilsner.
40 IBU
5.5% ABV

Old Lightning Rod
Let thy discontents be thy secrets
An annual January release commemorating the birthday of Benjamin Franklin, Old Lightning Rod is a throwback strong ale from Colonial American times, incorporating “triangular” molasses as an adjunct, and encapsulating Franklin’s sly founding wisdom.
26 IBU
7.5% ABV

Phoenix Kentucky Komon
None just like it!
Old-time Louisville brewers were known to purloin sour (corn) mash from neighboring distilleries, using it as adjunct in batches of everyday ale. NABC’s paean to our creative “forebrewers” comes out sour, because we like it that way.
25 IBU
5% ABV

Steamboat Common (also listed as a Collaboration)
New Albanian/Great Crescent collaboration 2011
NABC’s Jared Williamson and Dan Valas of the Great Crescent brewery in Aurora formulated this throwback in honor of festivities commemorating the 200th anniversary of the first steamboat journey up and back the Ohio River. It included smoked malt, sorghum and molasses.
7.5% ABV
33.2 IBU

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