New Glarus Brewing Co. has announced its release schedule for the next three months, and there is at least one surprise on the list.
The biggest news is a brand new beer named Break O’Day, a “juice-infused Wisconsin Session IPA” brewed with 100 percent Midwestern barley malt as well as Amarillo, Bravo, chinook, Citra, comet and sterling hops before being packaged in four-packs of 12-once bottles. The new IPA will be part of the New Glarus, Wis.-based brewery’s Thumbprint Series, which is made up of beers that head brewer Dan Carey releases at various times throughout each year and is scheduled to be available at retailers from April through June.
In addition, New Glarus will stop shipping its Serendipity fruit ale and will add its popular Strawberry Rhubarb fruit ale to its rotation packaged in four-packs of 12-once bottles that will ship during the same timeframe.
The abbreviated release calendar also indicates the New Glarus, Wis.-based brewery has stopped shipping its Cabin Fever Honey Bock and Uff-da-Bock German Bock while adding Dancing Man Wheat ale and Totally Naked IPA to its seasonal release lineup, both of which will be available packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles from at least April through June. In addition, Totally Naked will be available in 12-packs of 12-ounce cans.
While the above is the only information that is included in the release calendar at this time, New Glarus typically releases a number of different seasonal and Thumbprint beers every year, as well as at least three different R&D releases packaged in 500ml bottles starting in June.