28 April 2011
Here’s a peek at the HE’BREW Hop Manna IPA 22oz packaging. This 65IBU 6.8% ABV brew is hopped with Warrior, Northern Brewer, Fuggle and Golding and dry-hopped with Cascade, Crystal and Amarillo hops and uses Specialty 2-row Rye, Wheat and Vienna malts. This is a new and previously unlisted beer from Schmaltz (brewed in the Old Saratoga facility by Relaeta Brewing in Saratoga Springs, NY). This detail from the label: “
In the book of Exodus, the ancient Hebrews survived 400 years of bondage before the ultimate supreme court dropped the 10 deadly Plagues on the land of the taskmasters and its head dictator, the Pharaoh. Even then, only begrudgingly, did he Let My People Go. The freedom ride across, nay through the sea left a band of wandering nomads broke and suffering, no doubt with a mighty thirst and a profound hunger. Enter the Manna: a glorious gift to nourish body and soul. Manna was said to combine the tastes of everything delicious to each person, depending on the desires of the one experiencing it. And as the Good Book says, Each shall gather according to one’s need and shall enjoy a double portion to get through thy chosen day of rest. Manna fed the entire tribe, but tradition suggests the righteous received manna ground in a heavenly mill, while the wicked had to grind it below for themselves. Perhaps we’ll let the brewers decide who’s been naughty or nice…
Hear o’Tribe of Shmaltz…Behold! A celebration of the flower of the craft beer revolution! A golden opportunity to feed your inner hop head and rejoice in Hop Manna, our newest delicacy of the modern He’brew Beer family. L’Chaim!