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Shmaltz Brewing Turns 21 Years Old and Celebrates Hanukkah at the Same Time

Article from the Manual, Written by Lee Heidel on 12/9/17

Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer is a mouth-full in name and taste. It earned a silver medal in the World Beer Championships and celebrates the eight nights of Hanukkah with eight malts, eight hops, and 8 percent ABV. What really sets this beer apart is the base style of a golden strong ale paired with cocoa nibs. It may seem like an odd juxtaposition, but it really works. The diverse malt base remains easy drinking and the chocolate blends with the honey sweetness for an excellent lighter-bodied holiday beer alternative.

Jewbelation 21

Jewbelation 21 also works some basic math into its recipe, by utilizing 10 malts and 11 hops. The Dark American Strong Ale is a hefty 12.1 percent ABV  and is available in 22 ounce bottles. Released as an anniversary beer every winter, expect a thick, chewy, and undeniably complex beer akin to a barleywine with notes of dark fruits, coffee, and cherry wood.

Throughout December 2017, Shmaltz will host a series of special nights across the country in honor of its 21st birthday. Events include 8 Crazy Nights in St. Petersburg, FL, a Hanukkah Versus Christmas Dinner in Decatur, GA, plus tap takeovers and themed promotions in Seattle, St. Louis, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and across Shmaltz’s home state of New York.