New Holland Brewing Announces 2018 Beer Lineup

_MG_2214New Holland Brewing Co. (Holland, Michigan) recently came forward to release the schedule for its 2018 Beer Lineup and officially announce the January launch of Tangerine Space Machine New England Style IPA.

As we tend to do with most brewery calendars, we have New Holland Brewing Co.’s full 2018 Beer Release Calendar available below so that you can look it over at your own pace.  Even with that being the case, we do have to quickly provide some details on the launch of Tangerine Space Machine New England Style IPA and few other exciting brews headed your way in 2018. Let’s go ahead and knock that out so we can turn you loose on the calendar:

  • Tangerine Space Machine New England Style IPA will arrive in January as New Holland’s first new beer of 2018 and latest addition to the brewery’s Core Lineup.  Brewed with Galaxy and Citra hops, Tangerine Space Machine (6.8% ABV, 40 IBUs) is “a fruit forward, hazy” New England-style India Pale Ale that will be available year-round in “limited quantities” of 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located “mainly in Michigan and Midwest states.” Launch events for Tangerine Space Machine will occur at both New Holland pubs, Pub on 8th (Holland, MI) and Knickerbocker (Grand Rapids, MI), in December 2017 and throughout the first three months of 2018.
  • March 2018 will see two new releases: Xtra Time and Passion BlasterXtra Time (4.4% ABV, 11 IBUs) is listed as an “American Session Beer” and will enter the lineup as new a year-round Core offering.  Arriving as a fresh Spring Seasonal, Passion Blaster (6% ABV, 15 IBUs) is a rosy Wheat Ale that showcases refreshing flavors of passion fruit, raspberry and apple.  Both of these brands will be available in 12 oz. cans and on draft.
  • Many New Holland beers will transition to can packaging in 2018.  These offerings will include Hoptronix Double IPA, Tangerine Space Machine, Xtra Time, Lost Dune, and Taz IPA. Mad Hatter Midwest India Pale Ale will be offered in both can and bottle options.
  • The Dragon’s Milk Reserves Series will continue in 2018 with three releases. Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Salted Caramel will be the first to hit in January 2018, and the other two, yet-to-be-named offerings are scheduled to follow in May and September.
  • New Holland’s Sour Program will also return next year.  Not only will the fan-favorite Blue Sunday and Incorrigible Reserve be back, but there will also be two new sours – one being a unnamed cherry sour slated for release in October – arriving later in 2018.
  • Although the beers listed in the calendar are locked in for 2018, New Holland Brewing Co. “expects to maintain some flexibility in its lineup throughout the year, and consumers can expect a few surprises in 2018 that have yet to be announced.”

“New Holland is a brand that listens to its fans and is committed to pushing creativity within craft styles while also growing long time favorites,” says New Holland President and Founder, Brett VanderKamp. “Each brew is thoughtfully crafted and inspired by the stories around us. I think our 2018 lineup is exciting for both new and existing fans alike. We continue to build around Dragon’s Milk as our top brand while letting our brewers unleash their creativity.”

Alright, that should take care of everything that we needed to cover.  There are still a few more beers left to discover on the calendar below, so be sure to check it out so that you are fully prepared for another great year of beer from New Holland Brewing Co.  Prost!

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New Holland Brewing Co. to Release 20% ABV 20th Anniversary Ale

NHB-20thAnniversary-627x1024New Holland Brewing Co. (Holland, Michigan) has announced that it will officially release its 20th Anniversary Ale on Black Friday – November 24th, 2017.

Just as they should, the guys and gals at New Holland Brewing Co. are going big later this month with an incredibly special bottle release that will commemorate their 20th year in the brewing industry.  And by “big”, we mean 20% ABV big.  That’s right, their 20th Anniversary Ale is a 20% ABV American Strong Ale that has been aged in “rum barrels for almost a year.” Although that ABV number may be a bit intimidating, the folks at the brewery promise that “this brew is smooth and warming with notes of vanilla and the spice of rum.”

“For the past 20 years, New Holland has worked hard to create remarkable beers for our customers to enjoy,” says New Holland President and Founder, Brett VanderKamp. “Each brew is thoughtfully crafted, inspired by the stories around us, and this 20th Anniversary Ale is no exception.”

20th Anniversary Ale will officially release on Black Friday – November 24, and will be available in “extremely limited” quantities of wax-dipped 22 oz. bottles that will only see distribution to “select retailers in Michigan.” New Holland’s brewpub locations (Pub on 8th in Holland and The Knickerbocker in Grand Rapids) will also be “offering bottle sales as well as the only draft pours in the nation.”  Prost!

Vital Information for 20th Anniversary Ale from New Holland Brewing Co.

Release – Limited, Black Friday – November 24, 2017
Style – American Strong Ale
ABV – 20%
IBUs – 45
Malts – 2-Row & Munich
Hops – Nugget & Willamette
Yeast – Super High Gravity
Treatment – Aged for nearly a year in rum barrels
Availability – 22 oz. bottles
Distribution – Select retailers in Michigan only. Bottles & limited draft will also be available at New Holland brewpub locations

New Holland Brewing Co. Expands Distribution to Florida

newhollandlogoNew Holland Brewing Co. (Holland, Michigan) has announced that it has signed with J.J. Taylor Distributing and will officially launch distribution in Florida in October.

Founded in Holland, Michigan back in 1997, New Holland Brewing Co. was established with the belief that “the art of craft lives in fostering rich experiences for their customers, through creating authentic beer, spirits and food while providing great service.”  By staying true to this approach for the last 20 years, New Holland has since grown to now “[brew] and [distill] at three locations in Holland and Grand Rapids, Michigan”, employ over 400 people, and “[sell] its beer and spirits across 38 states and 4 countries.”  This steady trend of growth has now made it possible for New Holland to bring their stellar lineup of brews to the beer lovin’ masses of Florida.

“Florida has been on our mind for a long time.” says Joel Petersen, New Holland VP of Marketing. “We’ve had many, many contacts with fans of our beers who have asked us to bring our product to Florida. We are thrilled to finally launch in the state and contribute to the exciting craft scene. There are also many Midwesterners who will be able to enjoy our product when they flee the winter weather and travel to Florida. Dragon’s Milk is such a unique brand and we can’t wait to fill the glasses of current and new fans alike.”

With the help of J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, New Holland Brewing Co. will officially begin distribution in Florida in October.  The brewery will launch in the Sunshine State with “their flagship Dragon’s Milk, a year-round Bourbon Barrel Stout, and build in products around Dragon’s Milk in the coming months.”  Dragon’s Milk will be available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.

During the month of October, J.J. Taylor plans to introduce New Holland to Florida’s craft beer community with a series of “promotional events, tap invasions and tastings” that will take place at a wide array of craft beer-focused retailers, bars, and restaurants.  For details on how you can give New Holland Brewing Co. a proper welcome to the great state of Florida, you can either follow J.J. Taylor’s Events page or just check back to this post as we will update it with event information just as soon as we get it.  Prost!

Vital Information for Dragon’s Milk from New Holland Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round, launching in Florida in October 2017
Style – Imperial Stout (barrel-aged)
ABV – 11%
IBUs – 31
Grains – 2 Row, Munich, Caramel, Crystal, Black, Chocolate Malt & Flaked Barley
Hops – Glacier & Nugget
Yeast – American Ale
Treatment – Bourbon barrel-aged
Suggested Food Pairings – “Red meat, smoked foods, balsamic, rich cheese, dark chocolate”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://newhollandbrew.com/beer-finder/

Ichabod Pumpkin Ale Makes Seasonal Return for New Holland Brewing

“It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day, the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.”
– Washington Irving, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

NHB-HiResBeerProductPageImagesWeb1-IchabodNew Holland Brewing Co. (Holland, Michigan) recently took to social media to announce that Ichabod Pumpkin Ale has officially begun hitting shelves and taps as the brewery’s current Seasonal release.

First released in 1997, New Holland Brewing’s long-standing, fan-favorite Ichabod Pumpkin Ale is officially back to greet autumn once again.  This 4.5% ABV offering “combines malted barley and real pumpkin with cinnamon and nutmeg” to evoke the warming comfort of fall.  Since this brew is full-flavored but still easy-drinking, you can enjoy Ichabod Pumpkin Ale on its own or alongside your favorite desserts of the season.

Ichabod Pumpkin Ale is rolling out now and will be available throughout the months of fall.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Michigan and throughout the rest of New Holland Brewing’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Ichabod Pumpkin Ale from New Holland Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal, arriving late-August and available through the fall of 2017
Style – Pumpkin Ale
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 25
Malts – 2-Row & Crystal
Hops – Cascade
Yeast – American Ale
Added Ingredients – Pumpkin, cinnamon & nutmeg
Suggested Food Pairings – “Roasted poultry, root vegetables, peanut sauce, caraway”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://newhollandbrew.com/beer-finder/

New Holland Brewing to Release Mexican Spice Cake as Next Dragon’s Milk Reserve

dmr4packNew Holland Brewing Co. (Holland, Michigan) has announced that Dragon’s Milk Reserve Mexican Spice Cake will release on April 1.

Dragon’s Milk Reserve Mexican Spice Cake arrives as the latest variant of New Holland Brewing Co.’s wildly popular Dragon’s Milk, a Bourbon Barrel Stout “with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.”  To create this variation, the base beer for Dragon’s Milk is aged for three months in Bourbon barrels with toasted chiles, cocoa nibs, vanilla, and cinnamon.  This allows the beer’s chocolate character to be “enhanced by the soft chili heat and mellowed out by the flavors of vanilla and cinnamon.”

“We first brewed this variation for Michigan Brewers’ Guild Winter Beer Fest (WBF) in February of 2016,” says Brett VanderKamp, president of New Holland. “And it’s been a fan favorite ever since. People couldn’t get enough at that beer fest, at the handful of small events across the country in which we tested it, and again at this year’s WBF. It was time for this variant to own the spotlight.”

The New Holland Brewing Co. brewpubs will host release parties for Dragon’s Milk Reserve Mexican Spice Cake on April 1, and the beer will then enter distribution shortly thereafter.  This limited release will be available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft in Alabama, Michigan, and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution network.  All previous Dragon’s Milk Reserve releases have disappeared with a quickness, and Mexican Spice Cake should be no different.  Keep that in mind and secure your stash when you stumble across it.  Prost!

Vital Information for Dragon’s Milk Reserve Mexican Spice Cake from New Holland Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Dragon’s Milk Reserve, April 1, 2017
Style – American Imperial Stout
ABV – 11%
Treatment – Aged for three months in Bourbon barrels with toasted chiles, cocoa nibs, vanilla & cinnamon
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://newhollandbrew.com/finder/
Suggested Food Pairings – Caramel, vanilla ice cream, chili con carne 

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Three Variants of Dragon’s Milk Released by New Holland Brewing

dmr_vc_4pkside_2016-232x300New Holland Brewing Co. (Holland, Michigan) recently announced that three very enticing variations of their wildly popular Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout are headed out to distribution this month.

The long-lasting success of year-round Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout has led the good folks at New Holland Brewing to explore new treatments for this fan-favorite offering.  Building upon the previous releases that established the Dragon’s Milk Reserve Series earlier this year, the brewery has announced the release of the following three variants headed out to market this October:

  • Dragon’s Milk Reserve with Vanilla Chai, Stout Aged in Oak with Vanilla Chai Spices – Combines robust malt character with the luxurious nuance of sweet Chai. Aged in white-oak bourbon barrels, Vanilla Chai Dragon’s Milk is a concert of luscious flavors.  ABV – 11%  IBUs – 30
  • Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel Stout – Coconut complements the roasted chocolate flavor of Dragon’s Milk, coaxing flavors that are reminiscent of lazy summer days. Rum barrels add a tropical character.  ABV – 11%  IBUs – 30
  • Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Brewer’s Select – A very limited batch of Dragon’s Milk created using hand-picked barrels directly from distillers that retain more-than-usual bourbon character and carry that forward into the beer. A special treat for bourbon lovers and those looking for a little “heat” in their beer.  ABV – 12%  IBUs – 30

“It’s a great time to be a Dragon’s Milk fan, that’s for sure. Vanilla Chai and Coconut Rum Barrel are varieties that were favorites in 2016 and we brought them back, en masse,” says Brett VanderKamp, president of New Holland.  

“Brewer’s Select is a batch of Dragon’s Milk we created using barrels handpicked direct from distilleries, by our brewers,” continues VanderKamp, “The barrels chosen are ones that retained more-than-usual barrel character and carry that forward into the beer. This variation is a special treat for bourbon lovers and those looking for a more flavor in their beer.”

Dragon’s Milk Reserve with Vanilla Chai and Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel Stout are available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Brewer’s Select will be available exclusively on draft.  All three variants have shipped out from New Holland’s production facility and will be hitting shelves and taps as limited offerings available in Alabama and throughout the brewery’s full distribution footprint.  Take notice that all three of these beers are extremely limited, so be sure to get yourself a taste whenever you happen upon them.  Prost!

Vital Information for the original Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout from New Holland Brewing Co.

Availability – Year-round
Style – Bourbon Barrel Stout
ABV – 11%
IBUs – 31
Malt – 2 row, Munich, Caramel, Crystal, Black, Chocolate Malt & Flaked Barley
Hops – Glacier & Nugget
First Brewed – 2001
Full Brewery Description – A stout with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.
Beer Finder – http://newhollandbrew.com/finder/