Checking In With Municipal… I’ve Been Hearing About More Bottles!

There’s a ton of stuff going on up at Hamilton’s Municipal Brew Works, so after catching up with them I wanted to try to wrap all of their updates into a nice little concise post for you to digest.  Stick with this – there’s some really fun stuff, including a couple bottles in the coming month-ish that you need to know about.  Get ready… there’s a lot to this – that’s what happens when a gnome slacks on getting things out in a timely fashion!  Let’s dig in, then… shall we? First, let’s start with tappings:

Timber Trail – Elf Juice – And Randall Friday

The brewery recently tapped their ‘Timber Trail’ Brown Ale a couple weeks ago, and it’s getting solid reviews from what I’ve heard so far.  The brewery’s description makes me pretty thirsty just reading about it:

From the minds that brought you Midnight Cut comes our latest offering, Timber Trail Brown Ale.  The first thing you’ll notice about this English ale is the beautiful tan color that lets you know this is an extremely drinkable beer.  The nutty aroma and flavors comes from the generous portion of Maris Otter malt we use during the brewing process.  To finish it off we add one of our favorite hops to give it an American signature.  No matter the time of year our nut brown ale will have you traveling down the Timber Trail.

I was told you can expect a nose of pecans and walnuts, with a good sweet middle and a slightly dry crisp finish.  Yeah… I need this in my life.

Elf Juice was also recently created… it’s a limited batch of a peppermint porter for the holiday season.

If those limited one off beers are your thing, you’ll want to start hitting up the brewery for Randall Fridays.  They’re going to be putting on some fun stuff, starting this week with their True West Coffee Porter ran through Mexican aged vanilla beans.

Finishing Up Woltermelon For The Year

I hope you’ve had the chance to try Municipal’s Woltermelon Blonde Ale.  It’s their ‘Approachable Blonde’ infused with watermelon, and it’s fantastic.  If you haven’t, you’ve got one last chance this year.  They’re tapping the very last keg of the beer on 12/27.  The beer is named after fallen firefighter Patrick Wolterman, and they quadrupled this years batch to help raise funds for Companions on a Journey, a grief counseling center in West Chester that has been serving the Wolterman family since Patrick’s passing in December of 2015.  They’re going to tap the final half barrel of the year on the 27th when they also present the center their donation.

The Mug Club

The brewery also recently launched their ‘Club 80’ – their mug club.  The club is named after the 80 years that the city of Hamilton went without a brewery before Municipal opened up.  By signing up for the club you get some great benefits:

  • 20oz pours instead of 16ozers.
  • 50 cents off of snifter pours.
  • $2 off growler fills
  • $1 off howler fills
  • 10% off all merchandise
  • Birthday Gift
  • Invitations to exclusive club only events
  • The ability to reserve any bottles in advance, without waiting in line (this will be important in a minute when you hear the next news)

The club is $60 a year, and if you spend any time at Municipal it should be a no brainer.

The Bottles

Yeah, you read that right, bottles.  Plural.  If you’ve been patiently waiting for more packaged releases from Municipal since they released their Anniversary Series #1 at their anniversary party, the wait is over.  The brewery brewed up an Old Ale called Long Slumber last year, and tucked some away in Woodford Reserve barrels.  They wanted to do something fun, though and brewed up another fresh batch to pair it up with.  These two beers will be bottled and released as a two bottle set in late January… you’re going to want to be ready for this one!

If you’ve been watching Instagram, you might have seen a little sneak peek at these buggers!

All in all… I think it’s safe to say that if it’s been a while since you’ve made a trip out to Municipal…it’s about time!

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