Our First Seasonal – We will be releasing our first seasonal beer next week. Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale is a wood-aged Old Ale/American Strong Ale that is malty and earthy with subtle spiciness.
We used a rich array of high quality malts, including Crisp Gleneagle Maris Otter, Castle Special B, Simpson Rye Crystal and Flaked Barley, to give it a complex malt character. East Kent Goldings hops provide subtle bitterness at 40 IBUs, while hints of vanilla from American White Oak soften this brew and allow its 7.8% ABV to warm your soul.
This draft only beer will be available at a small number of our bar and restaurant customers during November – check our blog next week for a list of locations. Starting on Thursday October 30, you can come by the brewery to try a sample and pick up a growler to take home and enjoy.
Our First Barrel-Aged Beer – In early December, we will be releasing our first barrel-aged beer. In early September, we filled a used bourbon barrel from Buffalo Trace with our award-winning Mayflower Porter. We let the beer spend a month in the barrel absorbing all of the delicious bourbon and oak characteristics, before racking it into kegs for its final conditioning. Believe us, it’s fantastic!
With only 50 gallons, this rich and unique beer will be in very limited supply. It will be on draft at a handful of bars, but your best chance to try some will be to come by the brewery for a sample and one of the pre-filled growlers we will have available. We’ll let you know more details as the release date nears.