Today is the start of the eight-day Hanukkah celebration and to commemorate the holiday I selected a beer from Shmaltz Brewing, known for their He’Brew line of beers: Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer. It’s a dark American strong ale, brewed with eight malts and eight hops to (you guessed it) 8% abv.
After 18 years of Shmaltz (and over 2000 years of Hanukkah tradition), we thought it was finally time to release a beer specifically to celebrate all the miracles of the 8 crazy nights. We hope our fermented creation will bring some light to the winter darkness and pair perfectly with the latkes and the battle royale of dreidels. Pass some Chanukah Beer over to your favorite friends and family and delight in the warming of the season.
If you are celebrating the Festival of Lights, then happy Hanukkah to you! And be sure to pick up some of this beer to enjoy.