Harpoon Beer Profiles and 2011 release schedule – check out the new beers
FROM THE DEEP: HARPOON LEVIATHAN BARLEYWINE
Also bottled in November, Harpoon Leviathan Barleywine pays homage to the classic English-style barleywines. The massive amount of pale malt coupled with the long boil in the kettle yields a deep garnet color and a strong malt backbone. We hope that you enjoy this strong ale in a wide mouth glass (goblet, red wine glass) at cellar temperature to allow the complex aromatics to reach their full potential.
Harpoon Leviathan Barleywine pays homage to the classic English-style barleywines. The massive amount of pale malt coupled with the long boil in the kettle yields a deep garnet color and a strong malt backbone. Complex aromas and flavors of dark fruit, pepper, vanilla, and caramel derived from caramel- ized sugars complement the unique combination of Chinook and Tettnang hops.
This carefully selected blend of ingredients is enhanced by Harpoon’s proprietary house yeast, which gives this beer a clean finish and rich body characteristic of barley- wines. Enjoy this strong ale in a wide mouth glass (goblet, red wine glass) at cellar temperature to allow the complex aromatics to reach their full potential. Interesting, different flavors and aromas of this beer may take shape if aged for up to 5 years—if you can wait that long.
- Style: Barleywine
- Original Gravity: 23
- Alcohol by Volume: 10%
- IBU’S: 65
- Recommended Serving Temperature 50° F
- Color: 60 EBC
Grateful Harvest Ale
The idea for Harpoon Grateful Harvest Ale was born out of the relationships the brewery has cultivated with food banks throughout New England over the years. Harpoon was founded on two basic principles: to make great beer and to be good neighbors within their community.
Since the brewery bottled its first beer in 1986, Harpoon has endeavored to make meaningful contributions to causes that are important to them and their customers. What started as beer donations here and there, hosting fundraisers for friends from time to time, and producing small fundraisers, has developed into one of the brewery’s most cherished programs: Harpoon Helps. So far in 2010 alone, the Harpoon Helps program has raised more than $230,000 for local charities, donated 16,320 pints toward local charity events with approximately 144 local non-profits supported, and has performed hundreds of volunteer hours at local organizations.
Harpoon Grateful Harvest Ale will help raise desperately needed funds for the fight against hunger, with $1 from every 6-pack sold going to the local food bank in the area from which it was purchased.
- Style: Cranberry Amber Ale
- History: Brewed since 2010 (limited edition)
- Orig. Gravity: 15.5 P
- Color: 46 EBC
- ABV: 5.9%
- IBU’S: 25
- PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Turkey with all the fixing’s
ABOUT THE STYLE
Harpoon Grateful Harvest is a beer brewed with Thanks giving celebrations in mind. A puree of freshly harvested cranberries, donated by local cranberry farm AD Makepeace, lends a subtle tartness to the beer. The cranberry flavor complements the malty character derived by the combination of Munich and Vienna malts. An addition of CaraMunich malt enhances the beer’s reddish hue and adds a touch of sweetness, while Northern Brewer bittering hops complement the slight cranberry tartness.
BEER CHARACTER: Harpoon Grateful Harvest Ale is a medium-bodied, malty, mildly sweet amber ale with a bready aroma and subtle cranberry flavor.
AVAILABILITY: Limited Edition: Early October to December in 6-packs
This beer is a cranberry ale for a cause; for every 6-pack of Harpoon Grateful Harvest Ale purchased, Harpoon’s charitable program “Harpoon Helps” will make a $1 donation to the local food bank in the area which the 6-pack was purchased.
Harpoon Grateful Harvest Ale will be available in bottles from early October through early December. An ideal option for the Thanksgiving season, it will be the featured beer at the brewery’s 4th annual Harpoon Helps Beer-B-Q, a fundraiser for the Greater Boston Food Bank, on Sunday, November 14th. The brewery will partner with competitive barbecue teams from the New England Barbecue Society to create a Thanksgiving-style meal prepared on massive smokers right at the Boston brewery. In honor of this new beer, the event has been renamed “Harpoon Helps Grateful Harvest Beer-B-Q.” Several of the dishes offered will feature sauces using the Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale.
This month, more Harpoon seasonal and limited edition beers are being bottled! Our long-time seasonal favorite Harpoon Winter Warmer and Harpoon Chocolate Stout are again available for you to enjoy this holiday season.
AVAILABLE IN 2011 FROM HARPOON BREWERY
- Harpoon IPA
- UFO Hefeweizen
- Harpoon Munich Dark UFO White
- Harpoon Belgian Pale Ale
- Harpoon Cider
- Leviathan Imperial IPA
- January to March: Celtic Ale
- April to August: Summer Beer
- April to September: UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen
- August to October: Octoberfest
- September to April: UFO Pale Ale
- October to December: Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale
- November to January: Winter Warmer
- November to April: Chocolate Stout
LIMITED EDITION BEERS (limited quantites, while supplies last)
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series
- November 2010: Oak Aged Dunkel (#34)
- January 2011: Catamount Maple Wheat (#35)
- May 2011: Founders Beer (#36)
- August 2011: Czech Hop Harvest (#37)
- November 2011: Spruce Ale (#38)
Harpoon Leviathan Series
- Available year-round: Imperial IPA
- November 2010: Barleywine (new)
- February 2011: Quad (re-release)
- April 2011: Super Maibock (new)
- June 2011: Imperial Rye (new)
- August 2011: Triticus (re-release)
- November 2011: Barleywine (re-release)
NOTE: We base our availability estimates with assumptions on when orders are placed and deliveries are made by our distributor and retail partners. We cannot guarantee retail dates for any of our beers. Please visit your favorite beer store, bar or restaurant for the latest on when they will have Harpoon and UFO beers available. Thanks and cheers!!