Eric Strader writes about the craft beer scene in Indiana and Michigan. He's a dad, husband, potter, soccer coach and special education paraprofessional who likes to read, bike, hike and canoe. You can read more from him on his community blog for The Elkhart Truth, Hop Notes.
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales and Anchorage Brewing Company’s Calabaza Boreal in 750 ml bottles has begun making its way across the Shelton Brothers distribution network. We get beer from both of these breweries here in Michiana from Starlight Distributing. I’m hoping that either Chalet Party Shoppe or City Wide Liquor (or both) will get some of these bottles. I am not as familiar with Anchorage Brewing, but I am a huge fan of Jolly Pumpkin.
Calabaza Boreal was brewed and bottled out of Jolly Pumpkin’s facility in Dexter, Mich. The label says this is a Belgian “biere” brewed with grapefruit peel, juice and peppercorns, then aged in oak barrels. It’s bottle conditioned and has a 7 percent ABV.
A companion release of the same name, brewed at Anchorage Brewing, will also see distribution through Shelton Brothers, according to Anchorage’s Facebook page. That one was supposed to be released this month but hasn’t hit the market yet.
To see a photo of this beer on tap, check out Anchorage Brewing’s Facebook page. Click here to see a photo of the bottle posted on Instagram by Jolly Pumpkin.
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