“We are extremely excited for this next step in our growth at Badger Hill Brewing,” says President Brittany Krekelberg. “We have been working hard the past 2 months to get our bottling line up and running. Our fans can now enjoy a Badger Hill MSB or Three Tree in the comfort of their homes, and we can also introduce ourselves to a new audience.” Badger Hill, which debuted in June of this year, will support the launch with tastings at several liquor stores throughout the Twin Cities.
According to Krekelberg, Badger Hill’s alternating proprietorship agreement with Lucid Brewing was a key factor in the launch of 12-oz bottles. “Our relationship with Lucid has allowed us to really focus on high quality. We have been able to invest additional capital on better equipment, such as advanced controls for our fermentation and brite tanks, and have purchased a new bottling line. It is important for Badger Hill to put out the highest quality product, and our new bottling line ensures that quality.”
Where to find Badger Hill Brewing six-packs? Retail locations that carry the12-oz bottles will be available on Badger Hill’s website along with bars and restaurants that carry them on tap. “Finally, we can now answer the question we most often get asked” says Krekelberg, “‘Where can we purchase a six- pack of your beer?'”
MSB (Minnesota Special Bitter): Style – ESB, Extra Special Bitter
A brew made in the tradition of English Special Bitters. The use of English malts such as Marris Otter and Crystal 60 provide a smooth malt backbone with small caramel undertones, medium mouthfeel and hints of biscuit flavors. The traditional ESB yeast adds complexity to the beer yet allows great clarity. The use of 4 English and American hops throughout the brewing process, including dry-hopping, provides traditional excellent hop flavor and aroma, with a bitterness that is evident but balanced. Finishes slightly dry. (ABV 5.7%)
Three Tree American Rye: Style – American Rye (Roggeinbier/Pale Ale hybrid)
Extremely complex, yet dry and refreshing. The blend of seven Belgian, American and German grains give this beer a profile that is hard to match. The bready, spiciness of Rye is complimented by subtle saison and sweet caramel malt flavors, and true balance is achieved by the use of one unique American hop throughout the brewing process. A hybrid German yeast finishes the beer very dry yet subtle with hints of banana and clove. (ABV 5.2%)