Michigan’s New Holland Brewing released their 2018 beer schedule, the second brewery to have done so (or at least send me the press release). Looks like a nice overall lineup, including a new beer mentioned in the press release:
Holland, Michigan based craft brewer and distiller, New Holland Brewing, announces their beer lineup for 2018 and the launch of an exciting new addition to their core lineup, Tangerine Space Machine New England Style IPA (TSM). The lineup centers on several longtime fan favorites such as Dragon’s Milk and Mad Hatter, while introducing exciting new canned offerings in addition to TSM.
“New Holland is a brand that listens to its fans and is committed to pushing creativity within craft styles while also growing long time favorites,” says New Holland President and Founder, Brett VanderKamp. “Each brew is thoughtfully crafted and inspired by the stories around us. I think our 2018 lineup is exciting for both new and existing fans alike. We continue to build around Dragon’s Milk as our top brand while letting our brewers unleash their creativity.”
The first new beer, releasing in January 2018, is Tangerine Space Machine New England Style IPA. This beer is a fruit forward, hazy NE IPA offered year-round. It will be available in limited quantities mainly in MI and Midwest states and is available in draft and six pack can packages. Launch events for TSM will occur at both of New Holland Pubs, Pub on 8th (Holland, MI) and Knickerbocker (Grand Rapids, MI), in December 2017 and throughout the first three months of 2018.
“The initial response to Tangerine Space Machine in our brewpubs has been phenomenal,” says Joel Petersen, Vice President of Beer Marketing. “It has very quickly become our #1 crowler take-home brand from our pubs and the top beer purchased by our employees. We absolutely love the flavor profile and can’t wait to see the playful space-themed cans on shelves. It’s juicy, hazy and out of this world.”
Other notable additions to the lineup include Xtra Time American Session Beer and Passion Blaster Rose Ale. Xtra Time comes into the lineup as a year-round core brand and Passion Blaster enters the spring seasonal slot. Both brands hit shelves in March.
New Holland plans on three Dragon’s Milk Reserves in 2018, beginning with Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Salted Caramel in January. The sour program returns with two fan favorites: Blue Sunday and Incorrigible Reserve. Two new sours, one being a cherry sour, will release later in 2018.
Many of the brands are moving into can packages, including Hoptronix Double IPA, TSM, Xtra Time, Lost Dune, and Taz IPA. Mad Hatter will be offered in both can and bottle options.
As always, New Holland expects to maintain some flexibility in its lineup throughout the year, and consumers can expect a few surprises in 2018 that have yet to be announced.
Of course the new beer is a NEIPA… I like that many of their beers are available in cans, and I would love to see more of their beers making their way to Oregon (I’ve seen Dragon’s Milk and possibly a few others here).
Also interesting is the Dragon’s Milk variants, and will be curious to see what the other two are after Salted Caramel.