Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to collaborate with our sister down the street, teach ourselves how to juggle, as well as get our charity on. Not necessarily all at the same time. In any case, April is going to get quite busy here at the brewery.
Everyone knows we have a younger sibling, right? If not, you should introduce yourself to moto-i. They are right down the street, and they brew the best sake you’ll wrap your lips around, in our humble opinion. Anyway, we’re collaborating with them by using some sakemai (sake rice) that goes into the making of their sake. We’re putting it to use in a new beer; a Japanese Rice Lager, or Dry Lager. Expect a light, clean, and slightly spicy beer that finishes dry on the palate to make it’s acquaintance by the end of the month. We are beyond excited!
Our new rice beer will be the first of our next rotation of lagers, which will include the return of the Maibock and possibly the resurrection of the High Point Dunkel, but it also puts us in an interesting position come the end of the month. Typically we like to play with two different yeast strains at a time, but as the month of May draws closer, that also means Tooler’s season is soon upon us. Ale, and Lager, and Wheat; three figurative balls in the air all at once. It will be a sight to behold. I was always a better scarf juggler myself, but we’ll manage.
There is no need to wait for May to enjoy great beer, though. Come on in and try our new Eva, with lots of honey on the nose and just a hint of sweetness on the tongue. We still have our Irish Red and Oatmeal Stout to appease your longing for the Emerald Isle. And you’ll always find your favorites, the Lutz and Blonde waiting for you.
Finally, The Herkimer is once again proud to be a part of the Brewer’s Ball, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on April 15th. This is a great event that is held like a traditional beer festival, but inside with some great food and a silent auction with lots of swag and events provided by breweries from around the state. This is our 3rd year being a participant, and we’ve love our time with them. We hope to see you there.