Toast the New Year With ReNEWale From Ninkasi Brewing Company!Dec 19, 2013 Comments (0)
Ninkasi’s Seasonal Release Series Features ReNEWale 2014, an Alt Pale Ale, Available January Through February
EUGENE, Ore.—Dec. 19, 2013—New year, new beer indeed! Ninkasi Brewing Company’s annual celebration of the New Year kicks off January 2014 with the release of ReNEWale 2014to its Seasonal Release Series. An Alt Pale Ale, this year’s ReNEWale is a lighter, cold-weather offering for those looking to break through winter doldrums.
“The idea for this beer started as a way to satisfy those looking to move away from winter seasonals after the New Year,” explains Jamie Floyd, founding brewer and co-owner of Ninkasi. “We decided that we should celebrate the New Year with a new beer each year.”
ReNEWale 2014 is no exception, offering a beer with moderate alcohol level and a nuanced flavor. “So far, we have brewed an Irish Red, Robust Porter and an ESB under the name ReNEWale for past years,” says Floyd. “ReNEWale gives us a chance to be creative and offer a beer that normally would be released to a series with a much more limited availability.”
The inspiration for this year’s brew came from Ninkasi’s production coordinator, Paul Cook. “We wanted to have fun with this beer and experiment with an existing Ninkasi recipe,” says Cook. “We took a pale ale recipe and morphed it to use our house alt yeast strain – the same yeast we use in our winter Seasonal Series Release, Sleigh’r, but presented in a much lighter offering.”
ReNEWale 2014 will be available on shelves in 12 and 22-ounce bottles and on draft January through February.
ReNEWale 2014 Stats
Available: January – February 2014
Style: Alt Pale Ale
Series: Seasonal Release Series
Starting Gravity: 1054
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Munich, Honey Malt
Hops: Cascade, Ahtanum, Glacier
Packaging:12-ounce bottles, 22-ounce bottles, draft
Distribution: Oregon; Washington; Idaho; Montana; California; Alaska; and Vancouver, British Columbia
Description: New year, new beer indeed! A pale ale brewed with an alt yeast strain, this year’s ReNEWale is subtly malty yet deliciously crisp and smooth. Grab some friends and cheers to the year ahead!
Tasting Notes:Inspired by the traditional Northern German Altbier, our ReNEWale puts a Northwest spin on this style, offering a beer with a pale ale base brewed with an alt yeast strain. Similar to the German Altbier, this beer is copper in color with a malty aroma and little hop presence. It is crisp and smooth with a fairly bitter yet balanced malt flavor.