A variant of New Glarus Brewing Co.’s most popular beers that debuted last year has returned.
The New Glarus, Wis.-based brewery has released Spotted Cow Grand Cru 2019, an 8.5 percent ABV farmhouse ale brewed with coriander, sweet orange peel, Czech and Wisconsin malts as well as Willamette and Yakima Valley hops. The ale debuted last year and uses the brewery’s Spotted Cow farmhouse ale (4.8 percent ABV) as its base, a beer that was first released in 2002.
As with last year’s release, Spotted Cow Grand Cru 2019 is part of New Glarus’ Thumbprint Series, which according to head brewer Dan Carey, “…are still brewed with the beer enthusiast in mind. Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again.”
According to a post on New Glarus’ Instagram page, Spotted Cow Grand Cru 2019 is packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles that are now available for sale at the brewery and are now shipping to retailers in the state of Wisconsin.