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Pittsburgh, U.S.A. — Penn Brewery has announced the release of its winter seasonal beers, Penn Nut Roll Ale and Penn St. Nikolaus Bock.
Penn’s new Nut Roll Ale¬†was inspired by the popular eastern European-style pastry made by so many¬†Pittsburgh¬†”nanas” at holiday time. This spiced nut brown ale is redolent with cinnamon and vanilla, a nutty character, and a dry finish. With an ABV of 5.5% and IBUs of 20, Nut Roll Ale pairs beautifully with sweets or desserts. It will be available the week of¬†Thanksgiving¬†on draft, in 12-oz. bottles and in Penn’s Gourmet Selection variety packs.
St.¬†Nikolaus Bock, one of Penn’s most popular beers, is a winter bock style. Deep mahogany in color, St. Nikolaus Bock is lush and rich with chocolate, caramel, black, and¬†Munich¬†malts and Perle hops. The beer has an ABV of 6.5% and IBUs of 25, and will be available the week of¬†Thanksgiving¬†on draft, in 12-oz. bottles, and in Penn’s Gourmet Selection variety packs.
Companion beer St. Nikolaus Brewer’s Reserve¬†is a Doppelbock version with a higher ABV of 8.5% and IBUs of 25. Reserve took a silver medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival. Reserve will also ship by¬†Thanksgiving, on draft and in 22-oz. bottles.
Nut Roll Ale and St. Nick Bock will close out 2012′s lineup of Penn seasonals, but more varieties are not far behind. Penn’s Chocolate Meltdown Stout and Penn Marzen are both slated to ship in¬†January 2013.
Penn Brewery, opened in 1986, is¬†Pittsburgh’s oldest and largest brewery. It specializes in award-winning German-style craft beers sold in¬†Pennsylvania,¬†New York,¬†Massachusetts,¬†Ohio,¬†Georgia,¬†Maryland,Virginia, and¬†Florida. The Brewery is located in Deutschtown on¬†Pittsburgh’s North Side, in the mid nineteenth-century landmark E&O Brewery Building.
For more information, visit the company website,¬†www.pennbrew.com.