Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Happenings at Jack's Abby Brewing

There are several things in the works for the Framingham, MA brewery Jack's Abby. If you haven't seen Jack's Abby Beers yet, that's a bit of a surprise. Previously only available on draft, their bottles - and several varieties/styles of beers - have been infiltrating many Massachusetts variety of package stores and fine craft beer stores. They are also constantly bringing on new draft orders, and can be found in some really great bars and restaurants.

As if they needed a reason to celebrate, they are coming up on their 1st Anniversary as a production brewery. Because of this, they are making a return to the place they kicked it off - British Beer Company Framingham. On Thursday July 19th, join the Hendler men as they tote their Lederhosen and 10 fresh, hand crafted beers, in a tap takeover.

If you can't make the BBC Framingham event, or even if you can make the event, the boys will be having another tap takeover. This time, the takeover will be at Meadhall in Cambridge, MA on Saturday July 21st.

Visit both the British Beer Company Framingham and Meadhall websites, not to mention the Jacks Abby Brewing website for full details on other cool events and beer news!

Finally, we received (yet another) press release.

In summary, the guys at Jack's Abby are expanding. In summary, the brewery has purchased a new 40 barrel bright beer tank, and two 40 barrel fermenters. This means, the brewery is going to be able to increase production, and meet more of the demand for their tasty beers!

Here is the official press release:

Jack's Abby Brewing Adds New Tanks, Increases Capacity

June 12, 2012 - Framingham, MA - Jack's Abby Brewing, an American craft brewer specializing in lagers, today announced the purchase of additional tanks that will allow for increased production to meet the growing demand for its lagers.

"In our first year of production we've seen an unexpectedly high level of demand for our lagers as well as our seasonal beers," said Jack Hendler, brewmaster at Jack's Abby. "These tanks will allow us to expand bottling and grow our line-up of seasonals and specialty beers"

The new tanks include one 40 brite beer tank and two 40 barrel fermenters. This will allow Jack's Abby to introduce new lagers and increase production.

According to Hendler, the first beer out of the new brite beer tank will be Red Tape Lager to be released one year from the original brew date.

"With the new tanks, we'll be bottling our barrel aged Biere de Garde Rye Lager aged with brettanomyces, a Summer IPL with ginger, grapefruit peel and buckwheat, Octoberfest, Wet Hop Lager, Kiwi Rising DIPL, and Saxonator through the end of the year," said Hendler. “We’ll also have various barrel-aged offerings including a sour version of our Leisure Time Lager.”

A picture of the new tank can be viewed at http://on.fb.me/LUW6zM

About Jack’s Abby Brewing

Founded in January 2011 by three brothers who grew up in a family business, Jack’s Abby Brewing is a craft brewery specializing truly distinctive lagers featuring locally grown hops, traditional German brewing standards, and American innovation.

The name, Jack’s Abby Brewing, pays homage to co-founder Jack Hendler’s wife, Abby, while evoking the tradition of monastic groups in Europe who create handcrafted beers in their abbeys. The brothers are inspired by the tradition of craft brewing using quality local ingredients, mindful labor and great recipes to create delicious, authentic beer.

For more information, visit Jack's Abby's website at www.jacksabbybrewing.com or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jacksabbybrewing.

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