The first quarter if 2014 is destined to be a busy time for Smuttynose. We're getting our new production facility up and running, redoing all our packaging for the new equipment, populating a new website and getting all these new beers ready to go. The schedule is pretty busy, but we believe these beers are worth all the work
2014 Imperial Stout bottles are available now at Smuttynose and should be hitting stores beginning this week. This year's version is quite drinkable out of the gate, but will improve with some time in a cool, dry basement.
Friday, January 31 we'll be releasing 2014's Noonan Black IPA at Smuttynose, while shipments to wholesalers begin February 3, regardless of whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow. They'll retail at our standard six pack price.
The following Friday, February 7, marks our first Smuttlabs release of 2014; Red Wine Barrel Aged Winter Ale. It'll be packaged in 375ml, crown-finished bottles, priced at $9 each.
The second test brew of Bouncy House debuts at Smuttynose on Friday, February 14 at 4:30pm. Like the first release, bottles are $3 for 22 ounces. Shipments begin the following Monday. We don't have the final details on this version yet, but we'll post here once they're finalized.
Monday, February 17 is the first day of shipments for 2014 Smuttynose Wheat Wine. Our Big Beer Series Subscribers members-only release social at Smuttynose on Saturday, February 22.
Friday, March 7, brings another Smuttlabs bottle release; Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout bottles will be available at the brewery beginning at 4:30pm. There are only two oak barrels of this beer in existence and we will be shipping limited amounts to the trade, so supplies will be very limited. The 375ml, crown-finished bottles will are priced at $14 each.
As always each wholesaler's order and delivery schedule determines when a particular beer will hit the shelves and taps in a particular market. We do our best for timely delivery.