The newest Thumbprint release from New Glarus Brewing Co. should be familiar to long time fans of the New Glarus, Wis.-based brewery.
The beer in question is Smoke on the Porter, a 6.1 percent ABV smoked porter that is brewed with barley sourced from Wisconsin. Although the smoked porter was originally released in 2007, the newest version uses both a different smokehouse as well as a different malt supplier.
Smoke on the Porter has returned as part of New Glarus’ Thumbprint Series, which according to head brewer Dan Carey, “…are still brewed with the beer enthusiast in mind. Thumbprint beers are brewed in small batches that are intended to be available for one time only. However, popular demand has caused some styles to return. This is my own thumbprint, to let everyone know this is a real New Glarus handcrafted beer!”
In a phone call, a spokesperson for New Glarus told Tenemu that the newest incarnation of Smoke on the Porter is packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles and began shipping to retailers in the state of Wisconsin yesterday.