Celebrate Bunker Hill Day and Raise a Battle Road Beer to the Soldiers of the American Revolution
Ipswich, MA June 17, 2013 – On June 17, 1775, Colonel William Prescott and 1,200 colonial troops occupied Bunker Hill and Breed’s Hill, in response to news that the British generals were planning to occupy the hills surrounding the city. While the battle ended in a retreat by the Colonials forces, they inflicted heavy losses on the British, demonstrating that the inexperienced colonial forces were willing and able to stand up to the British army. Today, Battle Road Beer salutes the soldiers of the American Revolution and encourages individuals to raise a glass in their honor.
Battle Road Beer is leading the beer revolution, with three signature brews available in more than 200 outlets across the Commonwealth. The first beer, the 1775 Tavern Ale, debuted in February and the company has recently released two new brews, the Lexington Green East India Pale Ale and the Barrett’s Farmhouse Ale.
· The 1775 Tavern Ale is a light to medium bodied dry, unfiltered pale ale hopped with a single varietal – Slovenian Styrian Goldings. This “living” unpasteurized ale is hopped throughout the boil with an emphasis on late kettle additions and a dry-hopping again with Styrian Goldings. The yeast strain was selected for its spicy, robust character while the Westmalle yeast yields a complex nose and palate that marries well with the hop aromatics.
· The Lexington Green East India Pale Ale is a dry and crisp pint. This IPA has a clean malt delivery and a burst of hop flavor, and even more aromatics of Chinook, Centennial and Cascade hops added from first wort to the last possible moment before fermentation.
· The Barrett’s Farmhouse Ale is a straw-gold rustic ale “on lees” that evokes a time long ago with a robust yeast strain. It has a spicy, fruity yeast profile with pedigreed noble hops; East Kent Goldings for bittering and a generous dose of Hallertau Mittelfruh for aroma. Over time, this beer will increase in complexity and dryness, providing a bit of insolent freshness up front, and more refined dignity even months after the brew date.
Founded in 2012, Battle Road Brewing Company takes its name from the history surrounding Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Battle Road refers to the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. These battles showcased the perseverance and resistance against tyranny that were the hallmarks of the American Revolution and marked the beginning of the War for Liberty.
Battle Road Brewing Company was founded by Jeremy Cross and Scott Houghton, both of whom bring decades of experience and exceptional credentials to the company. A graduate of the prestigious Master Brewers Program at the University of California Davis, Cross worked at the Borealis Brewery in Anchorage, Alaska. Upon returning east, he worked at Salem Beer Works, where he first met Scott Houghton. Jeremy is a proud member of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) District New England and a member of the Institute of Brewers and Distillers (IBD).
Scott’s career began at the Frank Jones Brewery followed by a stint at the Ould Newbury Brewing Company before joining Salem Beer Works where he became head brewer in 1996. Over a thirteen year period, he was awarded Gold Medals at the Great American Beer Festival in 1997, 1998 and 2000 before being awarded the William Hipp Scholarship which funded participation in the Master Brewer’s Association of the Americas “Malting and Brewing Science” program at the University of Wisconsin.
Battle Road Brewing Company is currently brewing its beers through Mercury Brewing Company in Ipswich, MA. For more information or to find a location, please visit www.battleroadbeer.com