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Jack's Abby Brewing Announces Fall Specialty and Seasonal Lager Lineup

Filed under: Business by News Staff at 10:55 am on September 8, 2014
Jack's Abby Brewing (2012) Jack, Eric and Sam Hendler

Brothers Eric, Jack and Sam Hendler of Jack's Abby Brewing, (File Photo)

Framingham, MA - Jack's Abby Brewing, the family-owned craft brewery with the mission of creating truly distinctive lagers, is pleased to announce this fall's lineup of seasonal and specialty brews. The brewery will also induct Leisure Time Lager as core brand this fall; due to this wheat lager's popularity as the summer seasonal, Leisure Time will now be featured year-round.

"We always look forward to this time of year because of the wide variety of lagers we feature—from extra hoppy to intensely maltty brews," says Jack Hendler, co-founder and Head Brewer.  "Not only are we able to include more locally sourced ingredients from New England in the Fall, but we are able to harvest local hops and pumpkins, involving us in each step of the brewing process."  Each of the seasonal and specialty lagers continue the Jack's Abby traditions of featuring locally-grown ingredients, traditional German brewing standards and American innovation.

The 2014 Fall Specialty and Seasonal Lager Line-up includes:

  • Leisure Time Lager: Now available year-round, this lager is brewed with wheat and a blend of spices including lemongrass, coriander, orange peel and chamomile. A subtle spiciness balances the citrusy and floral hops added to the whirl and hopback.  Year-round release.  ABV 4.8%, IBUs 15.
  • Copper Legend - This Octoberfest-style lager is malty, smooth and exceedingly drinkable -- perfect to celebrate the change in seasons. This beer features locally grown wheat from MA, Munich malt and noble hops.   September release.  ABV 5.7%, IBUs 22.

  • Fire in the Ham - This intensely smokey lager similar to those found in Bamberg, Germany. Most of this brew's malt was dried over flaming beechwood, which ingrains unique smokey flavors. Aromas of campfires, smoked ham, and bacon dominate a soft malt and hop backbone. September release.  ABV 5.4%, IBUs 20.
  • Wet Hop Lager - Part of the Mom & Pop's Harvest Series, this seasonal beer features 100% locally sourced ingredients including hops grown by the founders' Mom & Pop, as well as other New England farms. Malted barley, unmalted spelt and wheat provide the finishing touches for this brew. Not to be confused as an extra-hoppy beer, this is a nicely balanced and pleasantly hopped lager.   September release.  ABV 5.2%
  • Pumpkin Crop Lager - Part of the Mom & Pop's Harvest Series, this seasonal beer features 100% locally sourced ingredients including pumpkins grown by the founders' Mom & Pop, as well as other New England farms.   Perfect for the Fall season, a blend of autumnal spices complements an intense pumpkin flavor. October release.  ABV 5.5%, IBUs 10.
  • Kiwi Rising - We refer to this intensely hoppy and strong lager as a Double India Pale Lager. Over four pounds of New Zealand hops (Kiwi Hops) per BBL were used in progressively larger hop additions throughout the brewing process. Four kettle hop additions, whole leaf hops in the hop back, and multiple dry hop additions infuse an intense floral and citrusy aroma. October release.  ABV 8.5%, IBUs 105.
  • Lashes Lager - This hopbock lager balances an assertive Munich Malt character with an infusion of Super Styrian, Columbus and Palisades hops. It's full-bodied and malty with a hop aroma that's both spicy and piney. November release.  ABV 6.8%, IBUs 50.

About Jack's Abby Brewing, LLC

Jack's Abby Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery in Framingham, MA founded by three brothers, Jack, Eric, and Sam Hendler.   They are known for focusing entirely on craft lagers, using traditional German brewing techniques to create new boundary pushing lagers.   Jack's Abby Brewing's flagship lager, Hoponius Union, is an India Pale Lager.   This new style combines cold fermentation and extended lagering times with a bold west coast hop profile to create a huge tropical fruit and citrusy hop aroma with a dry, crisp finish.

For additional information, contact Jack's Abby Brewing, LLC, 81 Morton Street, Framingham, MA 01702, phone: (508) 872-0900, email: info@jacksabbybrewing.com, or visit their website at: www.jacksabbybrewing.com

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