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Penobscot Bay Brewery
Posted by Winterport Winery on 10/23/2008.
Our brewing history and info:
It was started in January 2009 and our first batch was bottled appropriately on March 17th, St Patty's Day. Old Factory Whistle , our signature ale, is patterned after red ales that have a rich Scottish heritage. It has 6.2% ABV. This ale utilizes crystal, pale, chocolate and Munich malts with a dose of roasted barley resulting in a complex mixture of the toasty flavors of caramel malt and sweetness, and a classic rich red color. English Kent Golding hops add to the depth and help produce that pleasing balance. Our following batches have been well received and enjoyed. some and take it . Old Factory Whistle - 3 Long Toots and You're Done For the Day.
Fan's comments - "My wife and I were in Bath visiting a week ago and I saw your Old Factory Whistle Scottish Ale and bought a bottle to try. Now that we are home and the bottle was drained, I surely wished I had purchased more. It is an excellent beer. Now I have to wait another year before I can have more."
Our second ale we have is great for summer but refreshing any time - Whig Street Blonde Ale. It's name is derived from the street that our building is on in downtown Winterport but it's character is taken from the soft and delicate flavors and aromas it has. The artwork on the label, done by our daughter-in-law Rachael Anderson is evocative of a summer night walk and a cool refreshing drink to enjoy with it. It has 4.2% ABV. The taste is uncomplicated and clean, It is made from pale malt, a handful of malted wheat and finished with Perle hops for bittering and Cascade for aroma. It's an easy drinking, comfortable ale for those lazy days and laid-back nights.
Whig Street Blonde Ale - Bright, Golden, Easy to Enjoy
Fan's comments - "I found your Whig Street Blonde Ale...and, wow, I'm a fan!!" "Awesome beer"
Try our our third brew - Half Moon Stout. It is at 5.5% ABV and is based on a old porter recipe described as brave, proud or "Stout". A one hour mash of pale, crystal, chocolate and wheat malts, and a large portion of roasted barley yield this dark, full-bodied stout with a heavy aroma of fresh roasted coffee. The mild Fuggles hops balances the bitterness. It is smooth and has a long lasting creamy head - an outstanding stout.
Meadow Road Wheat Beer. The fourth brew is true to the Hefeweizen tradition of being unfiltered. It uses only malted wheat, lager malt, a top fermenting Bavarian yeast, and is lightly hopped with Tettnang. It has a beautiful medium-golden yeasty haze with a bright palate. The nose has notes of clove and honeysuckle coming through a background of bananas.
Fan's comments - "Possibly the best hefe I've ever tasted!"
Our seasonal Ale - the fifth one we've produced - Red Flannel Ale - a hearty, full bodied Brown Ale from a "keeping ale" recipe. Mostly Pale malt but full bodied and flavor from the Special B. Roasted Barley and Munich for color. There is a sweet aroma followed by rich malty flavors with added notes of Perle hops for bittering - 8% ABV. Best enjoyed slowly and at cellar temperature. Drink some now and lay some aside for the future.
Our sixth brew is Humble B Honey Ginger Lager. Humble B spiced lager is our version of a "Light Munich" or pale lager. It was slowly fermented and then cold conditioned for months before bottling. Made with lager malt, a touch of wheat, ground fresh ginger, and local Winterport honey. Lightly hopped with Hallertan and Tettnanger which are noted for lower bitterness and more aroma thus allowing the spice from the ginger and the sweetness from local honey to fill the glass. 4.9%ABV
Number 7 brew from the crew- Wildfire Rauchbier lager blazed on the scene just in time for the barbeque season. It's done as a Marzen style lager with a smokey, malty flavor. The smokiness and color of Wildfire comes entirely from using only specialty grains. Weyermann Rauchmalz for the signature flavor, Munich for body, Cara-Pils add richness and Carafa deep color. Serve with bold, full flavored foods such as smoked pork, ribs, sausages and steaks. 5.4%ABV.
Number 8 brew - Since the Winnah 2011 was a superb recipe we are pleased to bring it under our label as Building 5 Rye IPA and having it available year round for you to enjoy. It's great hoppy flavor is complemented with the smoothness of the rye. Copper color, explosion of aromas and flavors of dry hopped with local Cascade hops 7%ABV.
Fan's comments - "I just purchased a bottle of your (rye IPA)....Outstanding! I'm a California resident, and enjoy a truly good beer, for which I have many criteria. This may be one of my favorites!!"
Number 9 This year,The WINNAH 2012 of the Maine Homebrew Competition is a Sorachi Ace Pilsner that is now available in limited quantities and markets for sale. Brewed by a "winnah of a homebrewer" Zafra Whitcomb here at our brewery and lagered for 7 weeks. Done in a Bohemian style, light, crisp, with the Sorachi Ace Japanese hops for bittering and a distinct aroma and flavor of dill and lime. 5%ABV. Still some left for purchase in shop or limited local stores.
Number 10 brew - Mountain Man DIPA - 2nd anniversary celebration beer brewed along with the crew from Nocternum Drafthaus in Bangor and released April 18, 2013. It was brewered with Warrior for that pronounced hops and then dry hopped with Simcoe, Centennial and Chinook for the flavor as well. Growler fill only at brewery. 8.5%ABV
Fan's comments - "Man, that's a great brew!! - The first DIPA I can actually drink the whole glass - very smooth but flavorful."