Saturday, August 04, 2007

Saranac's Next Big Beer

Word has it that the next entry in Saranac's High Peaks series will be a Russian Imperial Stout. "Our new High Peak Series line of beers," says the description on their web site, "are bigger, more complex and flavorful; beers that are meant to be sipped and savored." Their first foray into the world of "big beers" was the solid, tasty and well balanced Imperial IPA, released in 2006.

We have long held that Saranac (which brews a big chunk of Brooklyn Brewery's well-respected products under contract) is capable of much more than their standard line of brews. The Imperial IPA was a great first step, and the RIS will prove an excellent choice for the second. It is slated to be released in mid-September. And to think that I considered stopping by Utica for a brewery tour on Friday before passing it up to take the scenic route from Syracuse to the Capital Region!

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