Smuttynose Brewing Adds Pinniped Special to Year-Round Lineup

Bottle-Images-PinnipedSmuttynose Brewing Company (Hampton, New Hampshire) recently introduced Pinniped Special Vienna-style Lager as the brewery’s newest Year-Round offering.

To create an authentic version of the style created by Brewmaster Anton Dreher in 1841, the brewers at Smuttynose Brewing Company have developed Pinniped Special Vienna-style Lager by “using a combination of German and American ingredients to create a smooth complex malt flavor with notes of caramel and toasted bread.”  Balance is then achieved with a “clean hop flavour and bitterness” sourced from Sterling and Saphir hops.  For added authenticity, Pinniped Special is brewed in Smuttynose’s “German Steinecker brew house using a traditional decoction method.”  All of this attention to detail results in 5.2% ABV Vienna-style Lager that is true to style and “the perfect beer to enjoy at the beach during the summer or around the fire in winter.”

“We’ve always been big fans of the Vienna-style lagers, so we’re really excited that we have the opportunity to offer this year-round” said Peter Egelston, founder and president of Smuttynose Brewing Company. “We used a lot of classic Austrian ingredients and brewing techniques to make it as authentic and true to the style as possible, and we think Vienna would be proud.”

Pinniped Special Vienna-style Lager is available now in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  This new Year-Round brew can be found at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, New Hampshire and throughout the rest of Smuttynose’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Pinniped Special Vienna-style Lager from Smuttynose Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round, launching June 2017
Style – Vienna-style Lager
ABV – 5.2%
IBUs – 25
Malts – 2-Row North American, German Vienna, German Caramel, German Melanoidin, German Acidulated & German High Colour malt
Hops – Sterling & Saphir
Yeast – Old Bavarian Lager
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder –
Fun Fact – “You’re probably wondering what, exactly, a pinniped is at this point. So let’s educate! Pinnipeds are part of the pinnipedia family, or according to our friends at, a sea mammal with “all four limbs adapted into flippers for aquatic life, including seals and walruses.” So that cute, cuddly seal in our logo? Pinniped. So the next time someone says beer can’t teach you anything, drop a pinniped knowledge bomb. Seems like that victory sip of your Pinniped Special will never be sweeter.”